I grew up in San Francisco, which doesn’t have a winter. Instead, the weather is mildly uncomfortable all year round, except for sunny days deposited irregularly like rat-food pellets in a science experiment. San Franciscans didn’t use seasonal metaphors when talking about mood. “I’ve been feeling low” or “I’m bummed out” were the closest approximations of what May describes as a state of ambiguous disquietude with no implied urgency and no implied ending. As far as I can tell, every elementary school in the Bay Area had a unit on the Donner Party, which is where temperate children first learned of winter’s horrors. Naturally, it was the cannibalism part that captured everyone’s interest, but you couldn’t tackle the cannibalism without understanding why the settlers were starving, and they were starving because it was December in the Sierra Nevada. Winter was an evil fairy tale about being stuck with your family under a … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Enjoy This Winter?
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This fuckin’ guy. So yes, Buzz is a crude bully who stashes nudie magazines and firecrackers in his bedroom, keeps a pet tarantula probably because it makes him feel like a badass, and sports a spiky flattop of rust-colored hair that practically screams, “I’m going to apply to West Point in a year and get rejected.” Buzz is so mean to Kevin! His littlest brother! Why? Okay, Kevin’s acting like a brat, but that sure seems like learned behavior to me. “I wouldn’t let you sleep in my room if you were growing on my ass” is a wildly graphic taunt to a kid that young. And let’s not even get into the childishness of wolfing down Kevin’s cheese pizza and then pretending to barf it up. Buzz is gross! And yet … from a story perspective, Buzz is necessary. Far more so than his siblings and cousins. He’s the final dragon Kevin has to slay; after thwarting Marv and Harry and overcoming his fears of Old Man Marley and the … [Read more...] about Here’s the Only
After conducting research, the supermarket revealed that 47% of Brits are planning more than one Christmas dinner this year, despite nearly 11million saying that cooking a roast dinner is too stressful. Nearly two thirds (64%) admitted they found cooking a roast difficult citing managing timings (29%) ensuring things are cooked through (14%), and not burning things (11%) amongst the top reasons. Sound familiar? … [Read more...] about Aldi’s genius £5 roast dinners come direct to your door with Deliveroo