One time "The Seed" by The Roots shuffled on and we both started laughing so hard we had to stop everything. It was kind of a good bonding moment though, in a weird way?
Also I lost my virginity to "Run" by Snow Patrol which is a very lovely song but is so earnest and CW Teen Drama that I get embarrassed thinking about it.
One recent middle-grade that I really liked was The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
When I was this age Mary Downing Hahn's ghost stories were my jam. Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, All The Lovely Bad Ones. I still have my original copies of these because I can't bear to donate them.
I really want that entire Dagwood outfit.
I have to admit, even though I don't care that much about the Royal Baby, watching all the people walk by the building is strangely hypnotic.
@OhMarie I also initially thought it was just a random door somewhere and that seemed weirdly interesting. Ah well.
@cuminafterall Yeah, if I have a discount or coupon or whatever, I always tip based on the original price.
@The Hyperbolic Julia Set That deduction thing is the GROSSEST.
@Pyxis Generally I just double the tax. In WA that comes out to almost 20%. Sometimes I'll round up or down from that for sake of ease.
@bonymaroni I LOVE it.