Ms. Manx, as I’ve mentioned earlier, is not a polydactyl. She lacks even a semblance of opposable thumbs. All the same, she likes to reach her soft paws inside the great big grab bag of the Internets and fish for goodies. Here are some of the plums she’s pulled out today, kiddies:A terrific article (not characteristic of the Atlantic, which has really deteriorated of late) about the care and feeding of introverts. Ms. Manx, whose university counsellor found her to be an INFP in the Myers-Briggs scheme of things, could not agree more with the closing paragraphs:
In other scientific news, linguists have discovered a previously unheard-of language in northeastern India, near the Himalayas. The language, Koro, is spoken by perhaps no more than a thousand people. No wonder it was never heard of until recently!And could mushrooms clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Some say yes. Ms. Manx says she loves mushrooms.Ms. Manx also greatly admires the backbone of the Icelanders. And she is very heartened to hear that long-form, investigative journalism isn’t dead yet.And finally, for those who like their women well-proportioned, Ms. Manx has more good news from the world of science: Bottom-heavy babes are built to last. Now, if only the fashion world would smarten the fuck up and cater!
First, recognize that it’s not a choice. It’s not a lifestyle. It’s an orientation.Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought, don’t say “What’s the matter?” or “Are you all right?”Third, don’t say anything else, either.