No kidding about being traumatized. I’ve been out of high school for over 50 years, out of college for 45, and I still have bad dreams about taking math tests (especially finals). Of course, in my dreams these are always classes that I apparently forgot to go to all semester, and it was way too late to drop them, and here was the final exam, so I new I’d fail the class! Fortunately, in reality that never happened, and I actually enjoyed math and did fine in it once I got past high school Freshman Algebra (I attribute that to a poor teacher who didn’t care if you passed or failed and assumed most kids would fail anyway – since most of the class was composed of upper classmen that had already failed it once, twice, or even three times).
The shame that some parents can cause their kids about bad grades might seem almost as bad as getting killed.
This is called getting zero miles per gallon.
There’s also the “Puget Sound Convergence” getting the weather that has been diverted north and south of the Olympics, and then coming back together (I’m not sure who gets the most “benefit” from that however). One thing they definitely do get more of where they live (actually just north of Seattle) is snow, which is rare here on the coast, but that’s a whole different story.
A clever and cute addition that I hadn’t noticed at first!
Made me look … I hadn’t noticed Medusa being there, and certainly no that her snakes all had on masks!
Ah yes, back in the mid-1960’s I remember the great new thing was going to be “Pay TV” that wouldn’t have commercials. Now with cable I feel like there are more commercials on than there ever were back in the “old days”!
I live on the Washington coast and visit the Seattle area frequently (though not so much this last year) because my son’s family lives there. In my opinion it is actually drier there than here on the coast. And as observed above, it’s not that it necessarily rains all that much, but it always seems to be wet and grey outside (but it is clear at the moment, and although the sun never gets very high this time of year, we have that oh-so-rare phenomenon of BLUE SKY!!!).
Seriously, I would bet that the majority of people will usually say “lay” when they meant “lie”. I try to be careful of that but it still do it myself (especially when talking to the dogs).
In my experience, within the family works fine. It’s those “other cats” that the dogs seem to go crazy after – even more than they do for rabbits or chickens. However squirrels are still the best thing for some reason (maybe because the ones around here make lots of noise). There’s just that “something” about cats, as far as many dogs are concerned, is what I’m saying.