Thanks, Jia! You will be missed. Best of luck out there on the internets. Just did the right thing and signed up for your Thing.
@AmbiSinister Best advice, seconded. Much needed. Also, defenestration is the best word.
@pollypeachum YES, Birdy totally holds up. So does saying "it grumbles my guts."
My entry level fancy is this coat! which I had a small heart-attack about buying but intend on looking super cool in for the next 20 years. So maybe outwear if you live in a place where that makes sense?
@PennyCentury While I've always been more of a lurker than a commenter, I learned so much from those threads.
Totally with @Up_cubed on the on-pointness of the 'Pin this week. Galactic Rabbit knocked the wind out of this Gemini.
The best thing I did last summer was make rhubarb vodka. Old glass milk bottle + a bunch of cut up rhubarb + shake in enough sugar to coat + cover with vodka. Leave in a cool dark place for a month (in my case, bedside table). Drain out of the liquid and drink. It's dangerous- I drank almost the entire thing sans mix on a beach on Labour Day and it was the best weekend of my summer. GET ON IT NOW.
I had to.
I asked a boy who I'd been swoony over since grade 11 physics class. The catalytic crush event was when he (and the rest of the hockey team) dyed their hair blue he would spend most of class trying to stretch his curls out so he could see the colour. He was also really good and spinning his pen in that sort of drummer way.
I point blank asked him one day between classes and I think he was too surprised to say no. We went in his car which was some monster of a Buick we affectionately called "The Boat." The fabric ceiling of the car had been falling down but he staple gunned that sucker back up for me. We sat at a table with the teacher chaperone and all the boys who had gone stag. I mostly hung out with my other friends and his trunk served as the impromptu bar for his friends. We both stayed very sober. We danced once which was tricky because he's a good foot and a half taller and awkward to begin with.
We got drunk and totally made out at the after party and would go on to get drunk and totally make out at after prom parties for the next 2 years. I seduced him in my parents basement during a break from my masters. Now he is engaged to someone and lives in Wisconsin.
Oh, boy. This was beautiful.
New Found Glory (Nothing Gold Can Stay), Betty Davis (Nasty Gal), Pink Floyd (Animals), and the one I just put my neck out for runs a music blog that I'm going to grudgingly call great.
Related (also Can-con) from March 12's episode of Q- Dr. Misee Harris on why she wants to be the first African-American Bachelorette and media critic Eric Deggans on racial diversity and the broader culture of television romance.