Yes. I work very hard at being pasty. Reclusiveness is a skill that takes a lot of creative excuses to maintain. For example, today my husband was taking the kids on a walk and he asked, "Kasie, did you want to come with us?"
Now, I knew I had a lot of editing to do and what better time to edit than when all four kids and husband are out of the house (a rare occurrence) so I breathed in through my teeth (which added dramatic tension) and said, "Sorry, honey, the swine flu is going around. Don't want to catch it."