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gripyfish

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282 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +3 points

Hooray for you! I hope you do something that pleases you with your first increased paycheck--you've earned it! Literally, in this case. :D

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

Oh, Flan, thank you for being you, and being wonderful.

I'm so glad to know you, to have gone on a ghost tour with you, and so glad you're here.

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +4 points

Those were lovely! I went on a Montgomery pilgrimage of my own a few years ago (with my fiancee and one of our mutual friends) and I wish I had the time/money go back on the regular. 2018 seems like an excellent goal to shoot for, though...

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +4 points

I did! I thought about waiting until today to open it, but I was impatient. Thank you for everything, but most especially the toast rack--I'm trying to find something worthy of being held by it (perhaps my pulp novel postcards of scandalous women).

If you still want to fight the post office, though, you should--the one near me just lost a book I've been waiting for, so.

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +61 points



I tried to look appropriately wistful, but it's hard when you're secretly selfie-ing at work.

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +15 points

My place was a little hollow in the bushes across from my backyard--there was a tree branch with a perfect dip in it for sitting, in summer there were blackberries, and a little creek ran through it at the back.

I'm glad we found this place, too.

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 8 replies · +33 points

Thank you, Toasts--I was an infrequent (if frequently silly) commenter here, but I loved every essay, every comment thread, every person I got to know just a little bit better both here and on #toastietwitter. We've done such good together, and as much as I wish we could have this place still, it's time for us to spread our great and terrible wings and take to the skies, like something from a children's story Mallory Made Horrific.

*deep breath* For my own part, tonight after I get home from work, I'm going to put in my application for a job that I've been hesitating on: an admissions counselor at a women's college. I'm nervous, so nervous (can I really travel around talking to highschoolers and selling them on a college?), but if you Toasts have taught me anything, it's that I'm more powerful than I know, and more accomplished than I feel. Wish me luck?

<3

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 0 replies · +87 points

I'm not crying at my desk why would I be crying at my desk at all or anything

(hi hillary, I think you're great)

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - Open Thread! · 0 replies · +2 points

If anyone could manage to shoehorn all of those plot elements into a single book, I feel like it would be a) a beautiful trainwreck and b) the best book ever.

I have read some Sarah Waters, but I know I have lots more to read--mostly The Night Watch, because my fiancee keeps asking if I've read The Night Watch yet.

282 weeks ago @ The Toast - Open Thread! · 2 replies · +3 points

Oh, I have already been introduced to the wonder that is Connie Willis (Doomsday Book is my favorite so far!), and I can't wait until there's a new time-traveling historians book for me to devour.

I know she's got a new book out sometime this year (unless it's out already?) and I'm excited for it, but let's be reasonable, the historian books are the best.