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7 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +10 points

As per usual, I'm rocking up here at the last minute on Sunday night, but after reading through these comments and final posts, I have to chime in one last time. It still hasn't sunk in that this is it for The Toast, at least as we know it, and I'll be savoring reading the many final comments over the next couple of days. See you on the flip side, beautiful witch nerds. I love you.

7 years ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 0 replies · +12 points

HOLY. COW. I leave the country for the weekend without Internet, and THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS?!?! I don't even care that I'm a straggler right now, HRC on The Toast is out of control. God, this site is magic.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Things Lucy Maud Montg... · 2 replies · +228 points

That puffed sleeves would be the be-all, end-all of party fashions, and becoming a teacher in my early 20s would result in lasting-friendships with snobby locals and misadventures in which I bond with my charges. All lies, LMM, all lies.

The one thing LMM did prepare me for was that if (when, really) I drink too much wine at a small get-together, I will become exceedingly intoxicated, my mother will be horrified, and I will puke in bushes. And yet, it hasn't stopped me.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Hey Ladies: Take it to... · 1 reply · +77 points

I think now's the time to admit that I have opened emails with 'Hey Ladies!!!'. Some of my friends also call me Ali. I just wanted to come clean.

work work work work work - Rihanna

7 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +16 points

While this was my first thought as well, I love everything about this thread and how it has transpired.

7 years ago @ The Toast - A Linguist Explains Em... · 0 replies · +13 points

I love this series SO MUCH! Each installment has been so informative, and I literally got chills of excitement that had NO OUTLET while reading the assessment of the pseudo-OE at work last week. Such is the beauty of the Toast and you for writing this. Can't wait to follow your blog!

7 years ago @ The Toast - Open Thread! · 1 reply · +10 points

Holy wow, CEREAL! IS! THE! WORST! I have an actual list of top worst times I've heard people eat cereal, ranked in order of how vivid my fantasy of violently silencing the eater was.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Open Thread! · 0 replies · +5 points

I EXPECT DEAD BODIES TOO! Especially if I'm hiking or in kind of a swampy area or basically anywhere with greenery or bushes, I can't help but double check for a bag of kittens (alive of course! Because I have a kitten savior complex!) or a mystery body discovery. I don't really want either of these scenarios to occur though, universe.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Hey, You Wanna Buy a T... · 0 replies · +2 points

10/10 ordered mine while manning the enquiry desk. It made me a happier, and therefore better, librarian.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +28 points

Toasties, I won't be around to comment on the 1st for the OT, so I'll say it now: Thank you SO MUCH for making and maintaining such a unique, kind, outstandingly brilliant community. Hanging out here for the pieces and the comments have genuinely kept me a much happier, more grounded person, especially on days like this, when it feels like the end is nigh. I transitioned over here from The Hairpin, and now that Toastie Slack is taking off and there's a Space Witch Retreat around the bend, it feels like there is still so much to look forward to with you guys. Nicoles and Mallory, thank you, you magnificent, resplendent creatures. You've made me the soppy, misandrist sea witch of hot doom that I am today, and I love y'all (said with appropriate amounts of foreboding doom).