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Steve C Team Marina
Age: 3 months. Likes: Long drools on the shirt, staring at toes. Dislikes: Riding in cars, napping. Status: Single but holding out for So Cal neighbor Marina.
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He's so cute! I approve of this matchmaking. <3 - Tamara J. B.
Feel free to show Jeffrey the pics of her I posted today. ;) LOL - Tamara J. B.
Sorry Tam the boy takes after his father and only likes looking at himself in any mirror he can find. :) - Steve C Team Marina
He is too damn adorable! - Janet from FFHound!
I can't get over this little guy's hair. So cute. I look forward to seeing photos of Jeffrey & Marina's first play date. - Corinne L
Goodness this kid. I wish I was closer ... you'd get tired of me visiting! - Shannon - GlassMistress
The doctor said I should be able to dance again, but not for a year. I can get through this but I feel grief like a part of me has died, albeit temporarily. BF telling me 10min later I should be glad I'm not paralyzed. Can I be sad, FF?
I mean it's only my #1 coping mechanism AND way to get in touch with my emotions, plus my favorite mode of self-expression, not to mention the only activity that has consistently brought me joy at all times of my life. - Lo from Android
You can be sad. And you can certainly grieve a loss, even if you know it's temporary. - Anne Bouey
YES. I'm so sad for you. I've been out of dance for a month with mono and am heartbroken, I can't even imagine what you're going through other than knowing it sucks times ten million. :-( Sending dance love <3 - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
I recognize that it's good to look at the positive, and I am making a big effort, but that felt so invalidating of my feelings, I do believe some reassurance might be in order. He sounds right, but it feels so shitty. - Lo from Android
On the actual bright side, I've found five ways (so far!) to enjoy the magic of dance despite my limitations. Fuck those restrictions! - Lo from Android
Could you expand your dance to choreography during your down time? - Janet from FFHound!
Lo, you get to feel any and every way that you feel about not being able to dance. Or about anything else, for that matter. *sends speedy healing love* - vicster: full-bodied
I hope you're better soon. Losing a creative outlet really sucks. *hugs* - John (bird whisperer)
Absolutely!!! I'll be sad with and for you, in fact. *hug* - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I figure we feel sad when bad things happen because it's part of how we grieve - you can still be grateful about other things, but still sad about those. I hope that your recovery is swift, but it feels totally understandable to be down a little about your situation now. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks guys :) It's a real boost, since I see so few people these days. - Lo from Android
Thanks for the dance love, Penguin! First thing I did after that discussion was text a dance friend... you get it! I also really appreciate the choreography suggestion, I've had a multi-year project on the back brain burner for a long time, and that sounds great. I was discouraged about not being able to do much even mentally for a while, but it's getting better with less painkillers. - Lo from Android
The grief of "what might have been" is part of our physical limitations the grief of :"what if" and "what now" I hope you can find solace in music and movement that is perhaps not dance but something else that is you escaping your sadness and static place. Know perhaps that your feeling now could enrich your palette of emotions for a dance you build in your mind that others may share. I send you peace and empathy and healing thoughts and the knowledge that this to shall pass - WarLord
Emotions are seldom an either/or, strictly one emotion affair. We feel many things at once. They are all valid. Hope and positivity for the future and grief and sadness for the now often live comfortably (and uncomfortably) together. - Michael W. May
Steve C Team Marina
And slowly our 2008 Ford Escape began to rise out of the bog...
He looks more like a Who from Whoville then Yoda but we'll take whatever superpowers we can get. - Steve C Team Marina
Melly - #TeamMarina
Just walked past a group of kids at Josiah's school who were all taller than me. #shortlife #fb
Are you under 165cm? One of my daughter's teachers is only slightly taller than my 8yo. Even though she's very pregnant, for a brief moment, I thought she was a student. - Anika
I'm under 165cm. :( - LB sad. from Android
No way. I thought you were closer to my height. (I like how I said that like I'm tall. HAHAHA). - Anika
I am - I'm 152. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Ah...that's the same as one of my aunts and my step-mom. My aunt was a kinder teacher and said by 3rd or 4th grade, most her former students surpassed her. - Anika
Now I definitely need to meet Melly in person! It's rare that I'm taller than anybody. - LB sad. from Android
:) - LB sad. from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
always had flawless hair and a crooked smile 😆
always had flawless hair and a crooked smile 😆
You are rocking the ponytails! I remember those fasteners well. - Corinne L
Yep. I had those fasteners too. I loved and hated them. - vicster: full-bodied
I always loved the faceted ones the most. Hated putting them on my sister though. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
You should do one of those before and after picts. Replicat this photo but with you now. - Me
Do it! - Betsy
Spidra Webster
"'Zounds! By my troth, I believe it is the natal anniversary of that luscious Antipodite Mellissa Doyle!"
Happy birthday, Melly! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, most loverly Melly! - Big Joe Silence
Yay! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Many happy returns of the day - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday Melly! - Corinne L
Hahahahaha, awesome! Love you guys <3 - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy birthday! - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Melly! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday :) - Eivind from Android
Happy Birthday, Melly! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus
Happy birthday, Melly! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy Mellyday, whatever the actual date is there in futureland! - Slippy
Happy birthday! - Betsy
Happy Melly Day! I hope it was a GREAT one! I'm so glad you were born. xoxox - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy birthday! - LB sad. from Android
Happiest of birthdays! - Jed from iPhone
Happy birthday, Mellyboo! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
IT'S MELLY DAY!!! IT'S MELLY DAY!!! WOOOOOT!!! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Halil
Happy Birthday Melly! - Me
Happy Birthday, Molly Boo! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
MoTO: Team Marina
I don't say it enough (or perhaps I never have) but I admire the hell out of Jimminy. He gets it done, even though half the time I have no idea what he's doing. And in a world of people who constantly brag about "keeping it real" he just does it.
I don't know what I did. (NSFW, Language) - NOT THE CRICKET
Just keep on doing it, bruh. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
He a badass rapper too :-) - Slippy
More like a sadass wrapper. Which is true. I can't do either. Writing the lyrics on point I can do, but spitting them is another game, that I can't play. It's a shame. - NOT THE CRICKET
Hehe - Slippy
I can't sing either, but I sometimes try. Choice and effort put in because of Barry. - NOT THE CRICKET
He's a rockstar. :) - Cristo
I'd rather be called that, than having someone say, "You're a wizard, Harry." - NOT THE CRICKET
Also, you're a wizard, Harry. - Cristo
He's a lizard, Barry. - Slippy
You're a blizzard, Larry. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Katy S
Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat : Parallels : NPR -
Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat : Parallels : NPR
"Cameron explains that whisky requires grain, which attracts mice and birds. And that is the very short distillery cat origin story. Vermin are not such a problem today. "We might get the odd one, two mice throughout the year, but that's about it," says Cameron. So why keep a distillery cat on the premises? "Because we've always had a cat at the distillery, we have," says Cameron matter-of-factly. "You know, it's not a dog. It's not a horse. It's a cat!"" - Katy S from Bookmarklet
"Cameron actually chose the latest distillery cat at Glenturret — a kitten named Peat, like the smoky flavor in whisky. He describes the rigorous vetting process. "Had a look at him. Thought, 'Yep.' Gave him a few strokes, and thought he was a friendly lookin' cat. Held him for a wee while. Decided, 'Right. He's the one.' " - Katy S
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
Oh no! The kitten died this week! - Katy S from iPhone
:( - RepoRat
That's so sad! - Soup in a TARDIS
Mary B: #TeamMonique
"@BradMcCarty: Brands... just shut up today. Really. Nobody gives two craps that your BRAND "remembers" 9/11." Very good advice.
Melly - #TeamMarina
Now is not the time to be getting sick *ignores sore throat* #fb
NOW you tell me! - Big Joe Silence from Android
Stephan #TeamMarina
Happy birthday, M! Hope you have time to relax today.
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday! :D - Jenny H. from Android
Happy 29th! :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
...what they said ^^^! - Uli
Happy Birthday! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Thank you! - Spidra Webster
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Happy birthday, doll! - Corinne L
Happy birthday!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Megan! - Anne Bouey
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy birthday, love. <3 - Alix May
Woot woot! Thank you for being here! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Thank you, friends, for feeding me (and my ego). - Spidra Webster
Happy Birthday, Spidra! September birthdays are the bestest :oD xoxoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
Crap! I almost missed it! Happy, happy Spidra Day!!! I'm glad you were born, doll. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
According to the specialist, I have no bone loss in my teeth! I was really worried when I heard that but I'm mostly ok. 😊
Meg VMeg
"Sorry, we don't have Coke, only RC Cola, is that okay?" "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DEAR LORD YES"
Hah! That's totally me at one of our local diners. YES, PLEASE. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't remember the last time I had an RC Cola. - Steele Lawman
*wants a Moon Pie* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^Southern Sacrament - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
This is where I should point out that my sister in law manages the Moon Pie General Store in Chattanooga - - ellbeecee
Oh! I had moon pies in Chattanooga last week! - Glen Campbell
I've never felt closer to you guys than at this very moment. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
I don't know what it says about where I live, but all the stores have RC here. Not many restaurants, though. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
the Moon Pie General Store?? Road Trip!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also: ▶ RC Cola & a Moon Pie: NRBQ - YouTube - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
My family made fun of me on vacation last year when we were buying snacks for the week and I was excited to find moon pies. I grew up down the street from an RC bottling plant. - Alan
That must have been like living next to the pearly gates! - MoTO: Team Marina
If a place has RC Cola instead of Coke, I check the other options. - John (bird whisperer)
HERETIC! - MoTO: Team Marina
We get RC Cola quite a bit around here, but that's probably related to the fact that we have a major RC bottling plant right down the road. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: This makes me feel so old! Your teenage crushes who are now over 50 - @DailyLifeAu
RT @stayathomemum: This makes me feel so old! Your teenage crushes who are now over 50 - @DailyLifeAu
Matthew Broderick, Tom Cruise and Andrew McCarthy are the only 3 that appear to have actually aged. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I think most of them still look pretty darn hot! It's just the whole OVER 50 thing that gets me. You'd think it wouldn't, given that my beloved Sammy is in his 60's... - Melly - #TeamMarina
I also figured out the other day that Adam Duritz (lead singer of Counting Crows) is in his 50s, now. I haven't seen what he looks like, lately, though, so I don't know how much he's aged. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Melly, you didn't warn me about McCarthy. I swear I sighed when I clicked and up he came on my screen *sigh* :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
your teenage self is now over 50. And 11 months older than Keanu. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I never had a crush on any of them. - Joe
I certainly had man-crushes on a few of them (and may or may not still). Nothing like the crushes I had on Melissa Joan Hart and Holly Marie Combs, though. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Steve C Team Marina
35 amazing Lego sculptures on MSN Photos -
35 amazing Lego sculptures on MSN Photos
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"Transcending far beyond a kid's toy, these amazing art pieces were made snapping the popular plastic bricks together, creating scluptures like this one on display during "The Art of the Brick" exhibition by New York Lego artist Nathan Sawaya in Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 27, 2014" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Apparently I have a sign on me that reads 'tell me all your problems'. I should at least be charging a beer per listening session.
You should be one of the FF librarians. - Joe
I must have one of those signs too. I end up knowing EVERYone's business. They know what they're doing - I don't gossip and yeah, I guess I do listen well & give good advice - but dang I wish I could turn off the neon that must be announcing I'm the one! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama, you and I should start a call in radio show on live webcast so folks can see our talkable to faces and get famous. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I would listen in. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
That's an idear there, that is. - Spidra Webster
I'd end up talking about myself the whole time. Don't give me an audience, lol <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
We could write a book, doe. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins -- ScienceDaily -
It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins -- ScienceDaily
"Anyone who enjoys biting into a sweet, fleshy peach can now give thanks to the people who first began domesticating this fruit: Chinese farmers who lived 7,500 years ago. Archeologists have a good understanding of domestication -- conscious breeding for traits preferred by people -- of annual plants such as grains (rice, wheat, etc.), but the role of trees in early farming and how trees were domesticated has not been well documented to date." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Archeologists have a good understanding of domestication -- conscious breeding for traits preferred by people- of annual plants such as grains (rice, wheat, etc.), but the role of trees in early farming and how trees were domesticated is not well documented. Unlike most trees, the peach matures very quickly, producing fruit within two to three years, so selection for desirable traits... more... - Maitani
Melly - #TeamMarina
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
congrats! - imabonehead
Happy anniversary! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Tamara J. B.
Happy anniversary! Any big plans? - Corinne L
We went out for dinner at the same place where we had our wedding reception :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy anniversary! - Anika
Sounds lovely! Here's to the next 11 years and beyond. - Corinne L
Sarah G.
I have passwords older than college freshmen.
Older than college seniors.... - Joe
Mary Carmen
Lunch time poll topic: do you pronounce the words Mary, merry and marry differently?
oui - jambina
Mary and merry are the same. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes, all different. - Mark H
Si - Mair-y, meh-ry and mah-ry - Marina's Godmother :-)
Close enough to the same to not be noticeable. - Jennifer Dittrich
What Jen said. - Spidra Webster
Two out of three (Mary and marry are indistinguishable). - Walt Crawford
All the same for me. - Stephen Mack
Ditto to Jennifer. - Hedgehog
Nope. - Steven Perez
All the same. - Ken Morley
Pretty much all the same. - Christa
exactly the damn same. like pin and pen - ellbeecee from Android
All the same. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Differently - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Mary is Meh-re, Merry is Mer-re and Marry is Ma-ree - Johnny from iPhone
Mm, Mary and marry about the same. Merry is different. Marie is different as well. - rönin
you are a Long Islander you know how WE pronounce it...the right way ;) - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
I didn't realize there were different ways to pronounce any of them. - Michael W. May from FFHound(roid)!
They'll all sound the same coming out of my mouth. - Jenny H. from Android
All differently. - April Russo
In my head I do .. Not so sure about my mouth. - Shannon - GlassMistress
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Steve C Team Marina
The new bunny in town.
Such a cutie! - Soup in a TARDIS
😄😄😄😄😄 - Steven Perez from FFHound(roid)!
Stephan #TeamMarina
It's our 16th anniversary. (My wife is a remarkable person.)
Happy Anniversary! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy anniversary! - Amir
Happy anniversary! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy anniversary! - Maitani
Happy Anniversary, you two! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy anniversary :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy anniversary! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy anniversary! Dinner plans? - Corinne L
Happy happy! - Spidra Webster
Happy anniversary! - John (bird whisperer)
♡♡♡♡♡ - Alix May from FFHound(roid)!
And your wife is married to a wonderful person, too! Happy anniversary to you both <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Cheers to you both! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Anne Bouey
Thank you for your kind words. We did really super romantic things like shopping for school supplies. :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
belated happy anniversary! - Big Joe Silence
Thanks Joe! It's still before midnight here. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy anniversary, you crazy kids! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy anniversary, guys :) - Eivind from Android
Thanks! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Congratulations Stephan! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Thanks, Sepi! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy belated! - Halil
Thanks, Halil! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Stephan #TeamMarina
First day of kindergarten.
Sophie, as she walks through the door: "Kindergarten, I can't believe it!" Neither can I. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Awwww ... :-* - Sepi ⌘ سپی
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
She is so cute!!! - Alix May
Precious :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
How'd it go? - Anne Bouey
It is a fairly large group (19) with only one teacher and one assistant, so less personal time. Instead of three mornings it is now 4 full days. A lot of changes, but she loved it! - Stephan #TeamMarina
The biggest change is for little Sarah at home without her big sister. She has learned so much this summer with big sister around. - Stephan #TeamMarina
A week of full days is a huge change. Hope it goes well for both girls! - Anne Bouey
She is so cute!!! - Alix May - Kırmızı
"For most language learners and lovers, translation is a hot topic. Should I translate new vocabulary into my first language? How can I say x in Japanese? Is this translated novel as good as the original? I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been told that Pushkin isn’t Pushkin unless he’s read in Russian, and I have definitely chastised my own students for anxiously writing out lengthy bilingual wordlists: Paola, you’ll only remember trifle if you learn it in context!" - Maitani
"Many lovely people of the internet are in accordance: untranslatable words are out there, and they’re fascinating. A quick Google brings up articles, listicles, and even entire blogs on the matter. Goya, jayus, dépaysement — all wonderful words that neatly convey familiar concepts, but also “untranslatable” words that appear accompanied by an English definition. This English definition... more... - Maitani
I was watching a Korean variety show last night. The men were drinking makkeoli, which is a fermented rice drink. The subtitles used 'sake'. An odd choice since the Korean drink closest to sake is cheongju. I think I would've gone with 'rice wine', even though it's not really a wine. // On the other hand, Korean has some idioms that sometimes make no sense to my American ears (ex: 원숭이도... more... - Anika
For some reason, I can't think of any concrete examples right now, but I frequently get that feeling when trying to translate Tagalog into English. - Victor Ganata
But I'm sure part of it is that I don't have the whole cultural context to completely translate Tagalog phrases. Like "walang hiya" can be literally translated as "shameless" but I can't really convey (because I ultimately don't really grok) the vast difference between being "walang hiya" in the Philippines (while people use it facetiously all the time when f-ing around with friends, it can also be used as a grave insult and provocation) versus being "shameless" in the U.S. - Victor Ganata
So words or phrases are "untranslatable" because the cultural concepts they highlight are difficult to grasp for people who are not familiar with them. - Maitani
but that happens also in the same language. sometimes i cannot understand my neighbours, but we all speak italian - thomas morton ☢
Agreed. That indicates that the difference between translation and explanation (or definition, as she puts it) may be only gradual. - Maitani
if a language lacks a sharp-knife concept present in another language, often the best way to translate the word is just use the original one (and then explaining it, of course). I find more difficult to translate words whose meaning changes according to the context where they are used, even if Ifeel the difference - .mau.
"Untranslatable" words and phrases embody unique cultural perceptions and insights, which is one reason why a certain tongue may survive being absorbed by another language. +1 for diversity, and long footnotes :-) - Adriano
Adriano, do you have a particular example in mind? - Maitani
Maitani, got several... each blue dot can be seen as a juncture where something "untranslatable" begins to evolve. The distance between blue dots roughly increases the degree of incongruence, or uniqueness, among languages. Notice that over time, the number of branches tend to multiply, rather than merge into each... more... - Adriano
Adriano, I misunderstood you when you said "a certain tongue may survive being absorbed by another language". I supposed you were talking about languages that carry lexical or morphological traces of a different, ancient language, like Sumerian logograms in Akkadian texts, whereas you thought of the historical development/change of languages as depicted in language family trees. - Maitani
The ambiguities in language, do they generally disappear over time? Or is it the responsibility of the user to speak or write with the most precise of available syntax and vocabulary? Aristotle in Greek still reads with clarity, while Derrida in French is irresponsibly amusing. The symbols in between them have been transliterated, yet the author earlier in time seems much easier to translate to an orthogonal language. - Adriano
Maybe you have come across this article already. If not, I absolutely recommend reading it. It is about a man who set out to create a language that avoided the ambiguity, vagueness, redundancy we find in every natural language. - Maitani
Maitani, thank you very much -- I will read it as soon as I have *time* :-) - Adriano
Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? - Health News and Views - -
Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? - Health News and Views -
"Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say. More time spent on your feet appears to lengthen bits of DNA called telomeres. Telomeres, which protect the end of chromosomes (like the tips that keep shoelaces from fraying), tend to get shorter and shorter until they can’t shorten any more, causing cells to die." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
So we should all have standing desks? - Cristo
...or work less, play more :) - imabonehead
Or should we lay around in bed more? - Cristo
Work is play for me. :) - Cristo
Steve C Team Marina
North Korea Jabs at U.S. Over Ferguson Violence -
North Korea Jabs at U.S. Over Ferguson Violence
""The US is indeed a country wantonly violating human rights where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their race, and are in constant fear that they may get shot at any moment ... It should not seek solutions to its problems in suppressing demonstrators, but bring to light the real picture of the American society, a graveyard of human rights, and have a correct understanding of what genuine human rights are like and how they should be guaranteed. The US had better ... mind its own business, instead of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries." That's right, North Korea. A country that, in February, the United Nations named "without any parallel in the contemporary world" in terms of human rights abuses, called the United States a "graveyard of human rights."" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
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