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Oh, my word

As a child who had a brother much older who was also incredibly smart, I was often forced to change my speech or thought processes to match his. I was yelled at because I liked the shape of the word “Dic” (pronounced “deek”) in my mouth because he knew about the slang for penis with a slightly different pronunciation. Dic was, incidentally, the name of the company that produced cartoons I watched at a neighbor’s house sometimes.

It wasn’t just completely innocent words like Dic, either. I was instructed not to spit, despite the fact that he spit constantly and I was just imitating him because I thought he was cool. Can’t have that now, can we?

I was watching Dr Who‘s Christmas episode called “The New Doctor,” and a man entering the TARDIS for the first time says “Oh, my word.”

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Apparently, the Minneapolis Mega Bus stop is somewhere in the South Atlantic

MegaBus stop

 

So I’m trying to plan a trip to Oregon to see my family and throw myself a Holy-Cow-she-made-it-through-her-Master’s party. I’m checking every available travel option, and one of the choices I’ve heard about is Mega Bus. It’s this really cool, low-cost option for people who travel between certain cities. The buses (I’m told) have really nice seating, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and most importantly–there’s a lucky duck ticket on every bus for only $1!

Unfortunately, Mega Bus doesn’t go anywhere east of Iowa City. I thought about leaving from Minneapolis, but then I looked at the map to see where the drop-off point is:

 

Honestly, I wasn’t planning on going that far…

 

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