Thank you for everything, Toast and toasties. I've moved around quite a bit and recently found myself -- for the first time -- in a place where it was hard to find my people, the people who get me. But I've found you here and I am so very glad that I did. Go well.
I'm a big fan of Laura Mvula and some of the tracks on her Sing to the Moon album (especially Green Garden) have a fun, upbeat, classy garden party vibe.
That's me and yes, I got it yesterday! Thank you, I love Bosch -- so delightfully weird. I have a note back to you in the works, so keep an eye out :)
It is I, Abigail from Washington state! I'm glad you got the postcard. I totally didn't think about the return address thing! Sorry! I'm @AbsterMB on twitter if you do that?
Definitely get some Beecher's mac & cheese in Seattle.
The Crumpet Shop is delightful and delicious. I structure most of my day trips to Seattle around it.
As another former Belfast resident (and holder of an MA in Irish Studies), I second HGK's recs. And I will add that Dunluce Castle -- on the north coast, just down the road from Giant's Causeway -- is stunning. Don't miss Northern Ireland!
Ha! That is interesting. Nice to know I'm not alone.
Yes, I tore my ACL playing team handball in PE class in college (because of course I did). I also tore my meniscus in the process. I had a hamstring graft. I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia and was a bit nauseous after the surgery. They gave me oxycontin for the pain, but I only took it once because it totally knocked me out. I found that the pain wasn't that bad and I was able to deal with just ibuprofen. It can be pretty frustrating immediately after the surgery, but you will get through that. I was on crutches for three weeks (I think that was more for the meniscus) and that made me very aware of accessibility issues that I hadn't thought of before. I did my physical therapy religiously and was almost back to a full range of motion by about 6 months. I didn't rush back into my same sports routine, but I did eventually get back into playing rugby and skiing (wearing a brace). It's been 13 years now and the knee is still good. It does take time, but if you're patient and do your physical therapy and exercises, you'll be fine. Good luck!
YES! So, so good. I love Catherine so much. Wonderful characters and great acting.