THANK YOU! This was fantastic! I've been vegetarian for about 15 years now, and am slowly becoming vegan(thanks lactose intolerance for pushing me in the right direction!), and gah I hate the concern trolling bullshit. I only ever mention it when I need to explain why I'm not eating someone's food, I feel less rude… » 4/08/14 12:08am 4/08/14 12:08am

That sounds like my grandma, who once remarked that she would "Pencil in" a wedding date. She was right, the marriage lasted less than a year. She was full of handy advice like that. Miss that old bird, and I aspire to be like her. That I'm coming close and haven't gotten to my thirties yet is neither here nor there. » 4/03/14 7:51pm 4/03/14 7:51pm

I'm guessing it was a transcription thing, but I'm from NY and I have said mum my whole life, because my mum said mum, and my grandma and all my aunts(which doesn't rhyme with ants) said mum. There are weird little pockets of it in the US, so we're not all phonies. » 4/03/14 7:18pm 4/03/14 7:18pm

I feel you on so many levels. I am 75% upwards Irish descent(thigns get a little hazy on my dads side, where an English name makes it into the mix) and I live on the boarder of South Boston and Dorchester. AKA yesterday was hell on Earth. I had to run to work and back, and then to the store for food stuffs, store was… » 3/17/14 5:04pm 3/17/14 5:04pm

I have to work today, but even if I didn't, the one time I went to the parade it was a drunken, boring, over expensive shit show. spent $27 to get a small Guinness(had to pay $20 to get inside a bar) and it was a pretty mundane parade. And as one raised in a house full of off the boat Irish peeps, the green bud light… » 3/16/14 12:24pm 3/16/14 12:24pm