"Maybe up until the trip, he's been pursuing you -- and you've always left him wanting more. Well, going on vacation together is like sidling up to an all-you-can-eat buffet. It may be great while you're loading up on the lobster and foie gras, but you pay the price afterwards."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.