I used to be really, really afraid of mummies. When there was something on the History Channel about mummies, I just couldn't bear to watch - and believe me, HC was our most-watched channel, so switching was not done lightly. If I saw even a glimpse of an ad for a show about mummies, I would have trouble sleeping and go sleep at the foot of my parents' bed.
When I was in college, I decided I wanted to deal with my fear, so I took a class on human bones. And guess what? Now I am the creepiest creep ever, and I study human remains. I even worked in a room of 60 mummies; I kept hearing a noise and thought it was a friendly mummy ghost, and was sorely disappointed when maintenance fixed the windy, leaky window.
I love pumpkin spice but hate coffee. Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte is probably the best item not on the menu, and my local Sbux looks at me in confusion every. single. time. I order it.
@Tom McGeveran Pretty sure it's just pumpkin spice - the same as you'd add to a pie.
This was incredible. Every word. I wish I could go hug my cats right now, but I can't because they are in another country and they won't let me hug them for more than a second anyway.
@Faintly Macabre Exactly - where in Europe did he find this wondrous system of toilets??? I only have a closely-guarded system of pubs, bars, free museums, and darkened alleys at my leisure.
@SidAndFinancy British people think American toilets are gross because of the lack of proper walls. As an American living in Britain, I find them 100% correct.
LW2: Oh man, I've known that girl. Leaving the LW and his grossed-outedness alone, that's the girl who doesn't feel like being creeped on at one stage of drunkenness and then decides it's ok at a later stage, and the person we should feel bad for is her quite reasonable friend trying to steer her away. I think LW shouldn'a tried to bring her home with him after that because she's clearly not in a mind to make good decisions.
@sunnyciegos You want an Indian movie that isn't super kitshy post-colonial love story? A movie about real issues in India? Maybe Bollywood could do such a thing if they weren't so obsessed with making love stories where the plot is boy meets girl --? complications --> wedding.
I live in London. There are good sandwiches here because there are lots of veggie options, and also like half of them you can get grilled on the spot; grilling makes everything like a million times better.
I didn't even think to Tweet when Restoration Hardware told me my sheets that should arrive within 1-2 weeks (in August 2012) would suddenly be back-ordered until November. I was moving, man, and I needed those sheets, so I called them and did a hissy fit. I always feel bad when it's not someone's fault that their company messed up, but after the hissy fit, they mysteriously "found" some sheets in my hometown and overnighted them - yep, that looks just like "we're backordered til November because they ship from Italy."