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This little man came into our lives today. Lots of prays for little Tom.
I'm one proud Aunty. - Rachael Worthington from iPhone
Michelle's??? - Melly
Wow, he must be super early! How are they both doing? - Melly
OK. He's 28/29 weeks. - Johnny
Little man is doing much better. :) - Rachael Worthington from iPhone
Jayden was 29 weeks also. They're so tiny & frail, but watching them fight for their life when they don't even know what life is about, shows us how incredibly strong preemies can be :-) I'll be keeping this wee one in my thoughts! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Grow, little guy!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Go Tom!!! - Melly
Police: Man drives stolen electric shopping cart to meet probation officer, gets arrested | New Mexico News - KOAT Home -
"An Albuquerque man was being held in the Bernalillo County Jail Tuesday after police said he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with this probation officer. Court Documents say Michael Johnson, 18, arrived to meet with his probation officer on Monday at the Metropolitan Courthouse on an electric shopping cart from Walmart. The probation officer asked Johnson where he got the cart, to which Johnson said he “took it from the Walmart on San Mateo and Zuni,” the documents say." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
SMH - Anne Bouey
That's to marvellous for words - Johnny from iPhone
Jenny H.
"One thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got 'em, You keep on fallin' 'cause there ain't no bottom An' there ain't no end..."
Hope you feel better soon. - Halil
God, that song is one of my anthems. Hang in there. - laura x from iPhone
Oh, I'm fine, Halil. I just had an Emmylou earworm that morning. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
laura, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. - Jenny H. from Android
Be wel - WarLord
RT @geekandahalf: Today's my one year anniversary as a librarian at @AULibrary. Whew, that went quickly (And a pretty awesome job)!
I miss Derrick here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
me too - Steele Lawman
I happened across the only book I can remember my mom saying I shouldn't read until I was older when I was a kid. You better believe I picked that book up and checked it out of the library.
What was it? - Heleninstitches
Alanna: The First Adventure. I'm sure it'll be positively salacious. - lris
That's a Tamora Pierce book right? Girl trains as a warrior. Kept meaning to read that - Hedgehog
Yeah, my otherwise vague memory (I only remembered the series name) is that I got a couple of books in and then things got a little adolescent on me while I was still pretty young. But yes, girl trains as warrior. - lris
<blink> I recall it mentioning breast binding, but other than that I can't think why it wouldn't be appropriate for any age. (Of course my parents never blinked at me reading the Clan of the Cave Bear series starting age 10, so maybe not the best datapoint.) - Deborah Fitchett
Shannon - GlassMistress
Chest X-ray looks ok. Blood work is pending. Dunc was a trooper, even peed in a cup,lol!
Any updates? - LB's 10:19pm Name Change
I should hear back on the blood work tomorrow. The doc agrees with me, Dunc is working to breath (not in distress, just not right). Doc gave me an antiobiotic and pain killer but I'm holding off on both until the blood work comes back. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Awww Duncan. *ear skritches & belly rubs* - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Victor Ganata
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." — Dwight D. Eisenhower — who knew that this would eventually apply not just to national defense but to city budgets?
Every AR-15 that is bought, every MRAP deployed, every tear gas canister fired is ultimately theft from the community the police are supposed to protect. - Victor Ganata
Don't forget the sound cannons. - Steven Perez from Android
Jason Toney
RT @paleofuture: "...just do what I tell you." -LAPD officer sums it all up
RT @paleofuture: "...just do what I tell you." -LAPD officer sums it all up
How, uh, reassuring. - Victor Ganata
I guess the speech is free only up until you say something that the police don't like. - Jennifer Dittrich
I would agree with this if it actually worked that way. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Steve C
This is the boys best bud. He can stay there on his changing table talking up a storm with that whale. The whale (Monstro of course) tells the funniest stories that keep him laughing and laughing.
We'll take what we can get although getting a pet whale for him in a few years is going to be tough. - Steve C
True. You may have to sell the panther. - Jessie
I always tell people crabs aren't funny. - Kristin
Monstro! :o Don't let him eat your baby! :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
This is why I put up with his naughtiness.
This is why I put up with his naughtiness.
He's the snuggliest cat ever! - Tamara J. B.
This winter he's taken to sleeping under the covers with his head on the pillow, and usually insists on facing me so we're almost nose-to-nose. - Melly
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
So there being way more important things going on in the world, I haven't shared the bizarro dude interactions of the weekend. Suffice it to say, people are acting crazy across the board. At this point I just have to laugh and embrace the awkward.
Like right now, for example. Hilarious convergence of narratives at the pub tonight. Ima enjoy my two beers, keep my head down, and roll on home. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Make that three. I just checked my twitter feed. Gotdammit! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
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Steve C
I went to friends in laws for a simple giveaway pickup. I thought it was for spring cleaning. When I am leaving i ask what they are doing for the day. Putting in flooring in in laws. Then I find out he hurt his back that morning and is loopy on vicodin and their house is being auctioned in two weeks so they're trying to make in laws habitable.
Needless to say my stay extended 9 hours but I got the flooring done. - Steve C
Could have saved two or three hours had i had my tools via a request for help but I guess it's hard to ask in that situation. Sad when two teachers can't keep their home in So Cal. Ohh it was also our anniversary today but she let me off the hook of course and my sis came and helped with baby. - Steve C
You're awesome and such a great guy. - Tamara J. B.
No Tam I just happen to have a certain set of skills. I am mainlining Advil now and Janine had the harder job as you know with the little person all day. :) - Steve C
You're such a good soul, Steve. :) - Anne Bouey
You are good people, Steve. I'm glad you could help. - Kristin
You are the best sex panther ever. - Spidra Webster
You sir are a living testament to awesome parents. Well done. - Janet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
RT @dradambanks: I don't expect the president to singlehandedly fix this or anything. HOWEVER...
Dear Intertubz, Today I learned that Capybara live in herds... #lifeisgood
Monique Judge
RT @smethanie: Making my kids watch old-school episodes of Knight Rider and my daughter said, "So, it's pretty much just a car with Siri built in?"
omg - Meg VMeg
hah - Steve C
*cackle* pretty much - Michael W. May
What if Michael Bay Directed "UP"? - YouTube -
What if Michael Bay Directed "UP"? - YouTube
LOL - rönin from Bookmarklet
i think i just peed. - Big Joe Silence
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed.
A gentle reminder on this Monday morning. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Bunneh! - Tamara J. B.
Good morning Bunneh! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Good morning, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, DB. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Bunneh! - vicster: full-bodied
thanks, bunneh. I needed that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
'Good 'Morning ''Steven!.....................:-) - Nispell
Good morning, Vicster. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Tamara. Always. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Nispell. :) - Steven Perez
thank you Mr. B!!! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Hey, Val. ☺ - Steven Perez from Android
Stephen Mack
Back to school!
Second and third graders now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They're adorable! I forgot to take a pic of Jayden today, starting 10th grade. He's wearing a tee shirt I won on Twitter, from a Warriors fan who's a graphic designer, and I wanted to tweet him a photo of J in the shirt. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
goodness Jayden is in 10th grade? I like the outfit colors that accentuate the cuteness - Steve C
Sarah G.
Btw, there's a squirrel in my duct work. A critter gitter has been engaged, but also considering just jamming a cat in there to get it.
A squirrel in my ductwork... #bandname #noveltitle or new #euphemism - WarLord
but then you will have to jam a dog in after it. and a cow after that. or however that song goes - Sir Shuping is just sir
Stoat. - Spidra Webster
If you shove a cat in your ductwork... New children's book? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
or an adult film. - Big Joe Silence
I want to hug this thread - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Wait, I saw this episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"... - Corinne L
I would be a tad bit afraid that your pest infestations seem to be larger and larger rodents. I hope they don't work up to capybara. - sglassme
No ground hog yet. Yet. - Sarah G.
We could send you ours. - Catherine Pellegrino
While looking up how to spell "capybara" I learned that they prefer to live in herds. So if you have a capybara infestation, you are in for a world of hurt. - sglassme
I wouldn't mind a pet Capybara. I saw a woman on TLC with one. Of course, that was on "My Strange Addiction..." - Sarah G.
Victor Ganata
Maybe people wouldn't blame America so much if America didn't do things that are blameworthy.
Shannon - GlassMistress
Had a custom pony to do today and I was worried about the color. Golden retriever red is just not a glass color. So I chose what I thought was closest and worked it as cool as I dared (reds get darker the longer they are in the fire) and BOOM, nailed it!
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It's a touch more orange but glass doesn't mix like paint... Hopefully the commissioner will agree :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
My siblings and I earned our first DVD player (edit: actually VCR player) by digging dandelions out of our yard, five cents per root that measured an inch or longer. That remains one of my prouder accomplishments. #saturdayFF
In my middle age, I imagine my parents thinking "Oooh, we can get a DVD player AND a weeded yard." - lris
Damn. I only got a penny for weeding dandelions, but I got a dollar for ironing blouses. My mother had a wrinkle free wardrobe and a weedy yard. - laura x from iPhone
Aw man, I did ironing for free! - lris
Luckies! To get paid, I had to do things like paint creosote on the horse pastures' fences. - Katy S
Ironing for free as a child. One reason I wear (almost) entirely non-iron clothes as an adult. (The "almost" hasn't come into play for a year or more...) - Walt Crawford
I didn't have anything to spend money on, so I mostly did it out of boredom, I think, or a desire to get my mother's attention. I suspect she did it mostly to get me out of her hair, so it was kind of a zero sum there. - laura x from iPhone
My chores were based on a non-monetary reward system. Mostly donuts. - Meg VMeg
Aw man, I really missed out on rewards! The dandelions were the only chores that came with rewards for me. - lris
(I am also deeply curious about how early on you all got a DVD player--I had only a VCR until I was 30.) - laura x from iPhone
Good catch! This was a VCR player I'm remembering. - lris
50 cents for mowing the front yard, 70 cents for the side or back yard. Dandelions were considered a lost cause. - Deborah Fitchett
Stephen Mack
The zip line whisperer (a Burning Man #saturdayff story)
So it was Sunday, September 1, 2013, the last full day of the art festival in the Black Rock Desert called Burning Man (, and I was walking somewhere along C street near 6:30 street, and I had passed by this zip line at a theme camp every day for a week. - Stephen Mack
And I had kept telling myself, "Oh, yeah, have to ride that zip line." But I realized on that Sunday that I'd best give it a try now or there wouldn't be another chance. - Stephen Mack
So I climbed on up the first platform. - Stephen Mack
And then I clambered up the ladder for the second platform. - Stephen Mack
Still more ladders? Okay. Up I go. - Stephen Mack
And then there's a bit of a queue. A few people in front of me. Great view. 40 feet up, maybe? - Stephen Mack
(The photo I chose here is not the actual zip line in question, which I didn't actually get a photo of. Instead it was lifted from .) - Stephen Mack
Then I see the last little climb up to the top of the works, a complicated bit of steps and ladders and a seated arrangement, where you grab the line and slip forward and hurtle down to the mattress-padded landing area below -- and I can hear the man with the zip line camp giving the instructions. Tall guy, long beard, shades, calm, good sense of humor. I don't know his name, but let's call him Fred. - Stephen Mack
No GoPro video or Google Glass? - Louis Gray
A woman goes down, not quite following instructions but flipping all over the place and yipping her excitement. - Stephen Mack
I look down. Now, I'm not afraid of heights, but it occurs to me I'm pretty high off the ground. - Stephen Mack
A guy goes down, he's Swiss I think, and he's cheering. - Stephen Mack
And then the guy in front of me, it's his turn. He's breathing pretty hard. "I'm afraid of heights," he says. - Stephen Mack
And Fred nods. "That's no problem," Fred says. "You can do this." - Stephen Mack
And the guy starts to panic. "I want to go down," he says quickly. "I can't do this." - Stephen Mack
And Fred nods. "Sure," says Fred. "You can go down. I'll help you climb back down. But are you sure that's what you want?" - Stephen Mack
And the guy swallows and says, "No, I want to ride the zip line. But I can't." - Stephen Mack
And Fred begins whispering to him. Fred has his hand on this guy's knee. And the guy is nodding. And Fred is speaking calmly, slowly, never letting go of the guy's knee. And before too long the guy takes one last nod, and one last look at Fred, and then he's off, a slide forward from the chair into thin air, only his hands on the line, and he's zipping down 40 feet to the playa below. - Stephen Mack
Then Fred winks at me. "You heard all that?" - Stephen Mack
I nod, and am ready to go. - Stephen Mack
"That guy had a hard time," I say lamely. Fred nods. And he winks at me again. - Stephen Mack
"That guy did fucking awesome," says Fred. - Stephen Mack
... - Stephen Mack
Fred is the zip line whisperer. He's fucking awesome. That zip line camp is fucking awesome. Burning Man is fucking awesome. Being afraid of heights is not so awesome. But being afraid of heights, and riding a 40 foot zip line in 100 degree heat in the desert? That's fucking awesome. - Stephen Mack
--fin-- - Stephen Mack
Louis: Nah. Neither of those items would go over well, and the Google Glass in particular I don't think would last long in that environment. The dust would destroy it. - Stephen Mack
I had my own zipline whisperer once. I was taking a "challenge ropes course" my second year in college, trying to cope with my fear of heights. Even though it was terrifying for me, I completed every 'high element' of the course, including the "Pamper Pole" (you can imagine). The instructor and my fellow students were awesome! They never stopped being supportive and encouraging, no matter how much I panicked. My hat's off to Fred. He sounds like good people. :) - Jenny H. from Android
(Oh, and Tamara and Adam once talked me through the zipline above the Fremont Street Experience. They're also very good people!) - Jenny H. from Android
I rode the zipline they put over Robson Square in downtown Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. Free ride, but long lines... I went late at night for a shorter line. I figured I could always ride another zipline later, but how many chances would I get to ride one in a city? - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen, someone put a GoPro on a hula hoop in 2012. - NOT THE CRICKET
Also, that guy's awesome. - NOT THE CRICKET
Jimminy, interesting video (although they seemed to be going for a particular body type, geez) -- I like how the different frame of reference (that is, from the hula hoop's point of view) alters everything. But I think there's a difference between using a GoPro as part of an art exhibit versus just wearing one and going around filming people. Not to say that people don't do it, but it's not something I'd do on the playa. - Stephen Mack
Stepheb, yeah I noticed the body type thing, I actually thought there were some guys from memory, but I guess not. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Woohoo! - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I guess you never know when the nap bus is going to stop by. Linky was at the end of the bed reaching for his favorite toy when it happened today.
*Note* I moved him to the middle of the bed as soon as we snapped a quick shot. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Adorable! - Anne Bouey
So cute! - Tamara J. B.
Awww. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Something CRAZY just happened outside, no idea what. It involved a tree, "whoop whoop" sounds, and angry cats though.
Ugh, I'm so goofy. Simple internet search tells me the "whoop whoop" was probably raccoons. Either a straight up raccoon fight or kits being protected from a cat. YouTube CAN be educational! :p - Heather
Sarah G.
I am really good at roasting marshmallows.
I am really good at roasting marshmallows.
Tintagel's kitchen - obe
Impressive! - Marie from iPhone
Victor Ganata
Talking about police militarization but refusing to talk about the underlying racism is not really talking about Ferguson.
True but be clear the intent of militarized police is to protect Wall Street, the rich the propertied class wants to be protected from the rabble -they will make no color distinction when that time to protect their enclaves comes - WarLord
It's funny what color skin the rabble tends to have, tho - Victor Ganata from iPhone
its very very clear to the outside world that america is totally racist and the policy is formulated to suppress the colored people !! How else does a white man carry an assult rifle and a black man gets shot for looking at a rifle in walmart >?? come one. srly.. peeps.. how many Black peeps have gone on killing sprees.. lets start with Columbine.. and take it from there.. .. Nobody wants to rake up the dirt... USA is fucked in more ways then one - Peter Dawson
Right now Wall Street controls the conversation and they keep the permanent underclass divided fighting among ourselves Race is a useful way for them to keep us stupid!! Today the occupying army in #FERGUSON is white on black Tomorrow..? - WarLord
Oh, I'm familiar with the divide-and-conquer tactic, but it only serves the powers-that-be to ignore the inciting grievances. Remember that we're where we are because a cop shot and killed an unarmed black kid. - Victor Ganata
We are here because Wall Street runs the world. And for America's drama to play out as Wall Street wrote it POC will die violently at he hands of occupying armies of police and when that is no longer effective at distracting us something similarly barbaric will spontaneously appear to keep us stupid or American Idol will return for another season.... - WarLord
Yes, let's pretend Michael Brown wasn't killed. - Victor Ganata
Let's be real: imperialism and colonialism and slavery throughout the history of the world has disproportionately and primarily detrimentally affected people-of-color. Sweeping that under the rug serves no one but the powers-that-be. I'm not needlessly injecting race into this issue to be unnecessarily divisive. It's been there. It has always been there. - Victor Ganata
^This. - Alix May
Wall. Street. *head desk* Didn't I have something to say about that this morning? Oh, well. - Anika
Sorry, Anika, I missed it. I just saw it now. - Victor Ganata
I'll have a crack at addressing it. Wall Street is a symptom of this, not the cause. The reason that a town like Ferguson has tanks is people are scared. A white guys goes into Target with a gun, he is exercising his 2nd Amendment rights. A black man does the same and he is immediately seen as a threat. The idea of a "well armed black militia" would freak a good portion of population... more... - Johnny
The reason a town like Ferguson has MRAP's is because of the war on drugs PERIOD. The reason the Army has surplus MRAP's to give to municipality's is because that's what our government has spent in tax dollars with the defense industry in support of our troops policing Iraq and Afghanistan. Is it a good idea ? Probably not. - Eric Logan
The "War On Drugs" is rarely ever about drugs... and the reason the military has that spending power is the same reason as my original point, just on a larger scale. - Johnny
Privatizing prisons that may be a function of Wall Street and the incarceration rate is increasing because it's profitable. Look up UNICOR. Tax payer funded labor is hard to compete with. - Eric Logan
They are great guys though they give back to the community they incarcerate. ==> Why Buy UNICOR UNICOR is a critical component of the Bureau of Prisons’ comprehensive efforts to improve offender reentry. By providing inmates the skills needed to join the workforce upon release, UNICOR reduces recidivism and helps curb the rising costs of corrections. Social Value Your purchases generate... more... - Eric Logan
Who is disproportionately affected when the Pentagon starts a war? Who is disproportionately affected by both the foreign and domestic portions of the War on Drugs? Who is disproportionately represented in prisons? - Victor Ganata
Poor people it's not as black and white as you seem to think it is. It's green. - Eric Logan
And the cop didn't need an MRAP or a machine gun to kill Michael Brown. - Victor Ganata
A function, maybe, but still done with permission. Prisons can be privatised because people want to be safe but don't want to pay for it. The cheapest, fastest solution. Out of sight, out of mind. It's convenient to simply blame "the government" and "Wall Street" but that doesn't remove the responsibility of the citizens and tax payers for allowing it to occur in their name. - Johnny
Even Rand Paul admits that black and brown people are disproportionately incarcerated. - Victor Ganata
There is absolutely no doubt about that. Go sit in an American courtroom and you will understand why. Poor and often uneducated people who depend on the government namely public defenders who get them to plead guilty to petty crimes to get out of jail instead of fighting the charges like the educated and affluent do. Once they are in the system they have a hard time getting out usually for financial reasons. - Eric Logan
Well, that and cops are more likely to arrest black and brown people in the first place. - Victor Ganata
When you cut education funding, which communities are more likely to affected? When you cut municipal administrative funding, what do you think happens to public defenders and to courthouses? (The jails and the prisons, though, as you say, remain quite profitable.) - Victor Ganata
The statistics are what they are, but you can't discount the cultural factor the kids get in the system sooner are more likely to be convicted because they can't post bond. etc. They often plead guilty after being in jail on a charge at a young age just to get out of jail which gets them into the for profit probation system. There are lots of studies out there about exposure to childhood risk factors and disparities in incarceration. - Eric Logan
Sure, but how do they get into the system in the first place? To quote Rand Paul: "Anyone who thinks that race does not still, even if inadvertently, skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention. Our prisons are full of black and brown men and women who are serving inappropriately long and harsh sentences for non-violent mistakes in their youth." - Victor Ganata
He's right. 80 % of the disproportionate Crack Cocaine sentences are Black offenders. You do realize he is a registered Republican with a mean Libertarian streak ? - Eric Logan
Yes, I know who Rand Paul. If even he is willing to accept that there is systemic racist injustice in this country, that's how obvious it must be. - Victor Ganata
It's the policies in these inner cities that got us here together. That is obvious, like way obvious. - Eric Logan
But it all comes back down to asking why, when confronted by an unarmed black kid, a cop's instinctual response was to shoot at him not just once but until he was dead on the ground? - Victor Ganata
I don't know enough about the facts of the case to comment on what happened, how or why ? The debate that is raging around the incidents aftermath seems to have overtaken the actual event from my vantage point. If it was my 18 year old kid I would be outraged. I have not read a definitive account of what actually happened between the cop and the kid. - Eric Logan
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