I had been casually seeing someone I had first talked to on OkCupid, but we didn’t really connect until running into each other at a bar a few months later. We had gone out a few times and had some flirty convos. Much to my disappointment, things had gotten stagnant (i.e. he was a flake) between us, so when another dude messaged me on OKC I decided to take up his offer to go out on a date for Indian. I show up to the restaurant and gentleman 2 is already there. It turns out his profile pictures were from another period in his life—he was shorter, fatter and balding. Now, I can look past all of those things, but dude! Don’t be deceptive with your photos! Slightly annoyed, we get a table at the front of the restaurant next to a large window and we get dinner. Well, turns out the guy was a total douche. In retrospect, I’m assuming he must have been a PUA, since he was basically negging and incredibly dismissive of just about everything I said. When dinner finished, I offer to split the bill with the dude, but he insisted on paying. As we were leaving, I noticed that he had left less than 5% tip. Who does that!? We ended up parting our ways and I ran back inside and gave the waitress a proper tip. That night I received two text messages. One from gentleman 2 telling me how great of a time he had and the other from gentleman 1 asking if I had gotten Indian for dinner early in the evening.
Let me rephrase that. Your map is wrong.
Maine also borders New Hampshire?
Make sure to go to old burial hill in Marblehead! It’s one of the oldest graveyards in the US.
God those last few sentences. Ugh.
Have you never watched a cartoon ever?
I feel so old.
So many things to say! #1
I get what you’re trying to say here. However, I think Sara’s “all girls are princesses” mantra is so much more feminist and (dare I say) riot grrl than you think. You mentioned that she even thinks Lavinia is a princess. Come on! You can’t get anymore grrl love than that! #4
I do agree, except now, I see Ms. Minchin as a typical representation of a Victorian spinster. (Also, I know that 1914 isn’t Victorian. BUT the book came out right at the end of the era, so, it counts by my standards.) #5
I personally did question how Becky ended up in her situation. As a child, I assumed she must have been an orphan as well. But even at age 11, I knew that she and Sara were the victim of lax child labor laws. Maybe this stemmed from my extreme love of Newsies or from growing up in a former mill town, either way, I got the context of Sara and Becky’s situation. #6
This is kind of a ditto for 5. The police would be more likely to listen to the established business owner than the indentured child servant.
That gif just changed my life.
Aerosmith barely even counts. They were formed in New Hampshire. Also, they suck.