@Dan Blondell@twitter But hot out of the oven on a Sunday morning eaten plain out of the bag, they are the best pretzels you'll ever have. Salt at number one even makes up for egg bagels being on the list at all, which I presume to be a typo.
@Matt Langer My response to this piece was similar to Bunburying's. Not much in her writing to suggest she makes any connection between her bad experiences and the bad decisions that precede them: her bad decisions are presented mostly as "cute" while her bad experiences seem to be caused by the loathsome people who drift into her world. Even the main object of her sympathy in this piece (aside from the rat) gets a lecture at the end about maybe having "some foresight" next time. Maybe this just isn't my style of writing, but it didn't leave me wanting more.
I was surprised by how quickly my own NaNoWriMo devolved into erotica...
Disqus does not play well with RSS feeds in my experience, and takes a real long time to load.
These sound so awesome I am gnawing on my maple desk. Maple is the best.
An insufferable coworker self-righteously hung one of these posters in her office in reaction to a mundane issue of company politics that she lost. A few months later she did the exact opposite of what the pretty red poster said to do, and in the course of panicking and throwing tantrums temporarily upset the careers of a whole bunch of people. I am heartened to now know that the poster she hung was not history, but kitsch.
This was great. I wonder if there is anything an Old Man Bar goes through faster than Jameson.
@Cyd Cochise Talent Show!
It is not a scream, but it is might as well be: There is a point during the Concert in Central Park, just before American Tune, where Garfunkel intones "I'm so in the mood," and some know-it-all in the audience confidently yells out "In the Mood," in the kind of tone that can only be interpreted as a prediction, as though the next song performed by this folk duo will be a big-band instrumental.
Holmes & Yo-Yo.