After we posted our “I can’t swear with these freaking kids around—what should I say instead?” flowchart from Inconsequential Dilemmas on FB yesterday (see a screen shot of it below), we received a flurry of responses. So we posed this question: What’re your favorite fake-swear words that you use daily? And the results lead us to believe you all like to swear (and non-swear) just as much as we do. Shiznits!
Do you, any of you, have social anxiety? That weird thing that makes you dread something that’s supposed to be a great time, even though you know intellectually you’ll probably have fun and forget about yourself once the shindig actually starts? The perverse instinct to cancel and run and hide with some ice cream and TV even though everybody thinks . . .
Hear ye, hear ye. We would like to propose a toast . . . to toasting! This ancient practice is not only one of mankind’s all-time greatest excuses for drinking, it’s also the subject of our newest book, Toasted: The Civilized (and Uncivilized) Guide to Raising Your Glass. I absolutely loved working on this book. Not only did it . . .
I am nostalgia prone. I am also future prone. What I am not is in-the-moment prone. Why would I want to waste the opportunity to obsess on the past and the future by being here now? If my past is any indication—and it is, because of nostalgia—then the only way for me to deal with the present moment is by . . .
Here at Knock Knock, we’re not “regular bookworms”—we’re literature zealots. We’re ravenous book lovers, devouring novels, newspapers, magazines, and RSS feeds on a daily basis, and end up still asking the reading gods for extra helpings. So in our newest feature, “Between the Stacks,” we’re delighted to share our own reading recommendations and reviews. Tonight’s the official start of summer, . . .