Tumbling down the rabbit hole of the alumni directory. Send a friendly note to the TA who blew me 12 years ago? It's not Christmas until you get a bizarre letter from the past, the words galloping as if the intervening years never happened.
I don't like the metaphor of the rabbit hole. It obfuscates rather than clarifies meaning. No more rabbit holes. The alumni directory should be the comparison that explains other things.
Don't read too much into stuff.
Something came to me in the kitchen.
A gentle vise on my temples.
Precision with language is like...
(I just learned that word.)