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NINE! Happy Birthday to Sammy! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday to Sammy! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Yvonne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Happy birthday! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy :) - Eivind
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Micah
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
Micah
What's the most reliable automobile you've ever owned?
Saturn SL1 - Meg VMeg
A BMW me ex had was very reliable. Never had an issue at all. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Hyundai Elantra (2003) - Jennifer Dittrich
All three of my recent cars have been very reliable: Ford Focus, Scion TC, and now a Toyota Yaris. Nary a problem with any of them. - Friar Will
My old Checker cab - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Dodge colt that was essentially a Mitsubishi. - Joe from iPod
This 20 year old Voyager I'm driving now. But my favoritest car was my always-needing-maintenance 93 Cutlass SL. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our Honda Civics. All of them, except for the transmission problem on the '95. (Now down to just one, our new 2005.) - Walt Crawford
Joe reminded me of the Colt that I had as well. Yes, it too was very reliable. - Friar Will
Hondas, 12 of them in the immediate family over the years. - Anne Bouey
My Volvo XC99 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
1965 Ford Mustang and 1950 GMC panel truck. - Greg GuitarBuster
Citroen AX Lx - obe
2007 Volkswagen Beetle. - Steven Perez from Android
!984 Oldsmobile Cutlas Ciara, that we named Betsy. But the most reliable I ever paid for was a friend's used Toyota cargo van that had over a million miles on it before he retired from the courier biz and sold it to another courier driver. - April Russo
I'm still driving my 1992 Honda Civic. - Marie from iPhone
Toss up between my '97 Civic EX and my '80 Ford Fairmont Sedan. That thing was a friggin' BEAST. My current Civic is too new to really sing the praises of but it's not let me down yet, so. - Hookuh Tinypants
Any of my Chevy Pickups - WarLord
My old Hyundai Excel was pretty reliable. In 18 years I had to replace the clutch twice and that was the worst of it. My Subaru Baja has been pretty reliable over the 10 years I've had it. - vicster: full-bodied
Subaru Forrester - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Toyota Tundra - 14 years now. Two trips total to the mechanic. - Steve C Team Marina
Honda Civic. Love it - Prometa
Honda Accord. My son inherited it and it's still cruising after 14 years and 300K+ miles. - Jenny H. from Android
Laura Norvig
This home buying thing is getting realer. On the table:
1) A small townhome, but it has a big garage and four rooms upstairs and our monthly payment would be sooo low. Also in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a nicely upgraded (though small) kitchen. Downside is it is hot and price might be driven up by bidding war: http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
2) A real house, that backs up to a peaceful greenbelt. Gorgeous big living room. Funky old small kitchen. Inspection report shows termite/dry rot that needs to be investigated further. I wasn't drawn to it at first, but when I went back a second time it started calling to me. We would be bidding below asking due to all of the problems, but don't really know what we're getting into. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
Tough decision. Good luck! - Anne Bouey
3) A soulless, but newish, comfortable place. No real yard, but nothing to fix up. Only three bedrooms. Big garage. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
The third one is surprisingly soulless inside, considering how cute it is outside. I like the townhouse (1). - Betsy
Doing some research and apparently termites are almost a given in California. The main question is has there been any structural damage. - Laura Norvig
64 Vista Verde is prolly my fav for long term living for only one reason water restrictions are gonna get severe AND you'll have HOA demanding you maintain green. your green area is miniscule! and because it's so small it'll be economical, likely, to put in fake grass. but the kitchen is puny, tho there is ample space to renovate. and the upstairs laundry give me pause personally. I'd rather schlep then deal with water intrusions. but overall you're gonna live in Watsonville. yay!! I love it up there. - Lnorigb
Good luck. We wouldn't even look at the third one for two reasons: 1. HOA. 2. Two-story. (But I guess all of your choices are two-story.) If you want a third reason: 3. HOA. - Walt Crawford
I think I've been watching Property Brothers too much. The fact that the one we love (#2) needs tons of work is not phasing me anymore. - Laura Norvig
Lnorigb, the HOA fees at that place include them caring for the front lawn, not us. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I hate the upstairs laundry idea too. I'm actually used to doing laundry in the garage. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
This is going to be so stressful ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
it is stressful. but nice that HOA maintains the front lawn. - Lnorigb
Andrew C (✔)
Morbid curiosity led me to get a "banh mi" from Whole Foods. It was disappointing, and would have been so even if it wasn't $8.
:( - Anne Bouey
Lo
Lo
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
laura x
We are not in Michigan. We are at an ER outside Chicago waiting for a cab to my cousin's house. #toddlerx cut his finger on an escalator at ORD and required three stitches. Worst. Vacation. Ever.
Oh how horrible for you guys. Hope it gets better. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Oh, no! :(((( - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh wow. Sending all the good thoughts. - maʀtha
Oh no! Hoping things turn around for you soon. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
did he get cool band aid or anything? i'm sorry that is awful but glad it's not worse. - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh no :( I hope he heals quickly!! - Katie
I'm so sorry. That sucks. - Steele Lawman
Oh poor guy. Poor you. - lris
Hugs to you both - weelibrarian from iPhone
Ugh. Hugs all around. - Corinne L
Ugh, I'm sorry. What a bummer. - RepoRat
Hope things take a turn for the better tonight. - Jen
Oh no! Something broken or was he just curious ? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
He had put his Thomas engine on the escalator thinking it would go down, but we were at the top of the up escalator. He reached to get it back and cut the pad of his pinky about halfway off. - laura x from iPhone
:( :( :( - lris
Oh ow! I have sliced off a bit of one of my finger's pads, and I remember it as painful and quite bloody. And I was an adult, so I'm sure it was scary for the young man. Tell him your friends in the computer are thinking of him tonight. - Steele Lawman
Aw. *hugs the two of you* - Marianne
:( oh, poor peter! - ellbeecee
<whistles> ow ow ow! - Christina Pikas
Oh Laura! Maybe not the best vacation but years of "worst vacation" fodder. Toddlerx may not remember vacation but will have an awesome first permanent life memory. - Janet
Fuuuuuuuuuuuu...!!!! xxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Ow ow ow. - Betsy
Poor babies :( - Meg VMeg
Oh no! - Katy S
Oh no, how awful! Sending good thoughts to you both! - Galadriel C. from Android
Hugs to both of you. - Marie
Poor baby. - Anne Bouey
Big hugs to Little Peter. I hope things look up soon. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Oww! Pobrecito. - Jenny H. from Android
We are back home. Never have I been so happy to return to my own disheveled, humble, cat-smelly house. Never. - laura x from iPhone
Oh honey! I'm so sorry! Hospitals and Urgent Care on vacation are becoming common for me. I feel your pain. - Yvonne Renee
Micah
If you have an iPhone 5s and can help me by installing my (free) app to see if it works OR if it closes/crashes immediately, it would help me out enormously right now. Anyone?
Eh, it crashed for me but I'm running the latest iOS8 beta so may not be the best test case. - rönin
More information is better than less, thanks, rönin. - Micah
When it launched I saw only the W and the display bar next to it, it then kinda shrank down to the iPhone 4 display size, and then resized back up to regular iPhone 5 size but the W + display bar was duplicated. And then it crashed. - rönin
Crashing for me, Micah. But it's worked for me previously on my 5S. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ah, okay, rönin, I appreciate the extra details—thanks. And thanks, Stephen, from what you're saying the os update probably changed the game. - Micah
Btw, I can't replicate any crashes in the simulator, and I only have iPads on had for testing, no phones. But 2 out of 2 help requests I've gotten regarding crashing were on iPhone 5s. Hmm. Not going to be easy to sort out. - Micah
5S with iOS7 crashes. - Anne Bouey
It worked for me and I was able to control my TV and lights with it. One bug might be that an Uber arrived and a drone dropped a puppy, which I did not order. - Cristo
Puppy drop easter egg really has become the best value-add of them all. - Micah
Thanks for the confirmation, Anne. - Micah
Is it a problem on iPhone 5? Don't have a 5S, but my 5 has dev access and I could send you detailed crash logs. - Mark Trapp
Sure, that would be awesome, Mark. Thank you. - Micah
Crashes iOS 7.1.2 on a 5S - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Hm, unfortunately, it works on iPhone 5. :P - Mark Trapp
QUIT WORKING SO GOOD!! - Micah
Thanks, Eric. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Micah, sorry you have to deal with this. I agree it was probably the 7.1.2 update that broke it. Is there anything I can do to help? - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I think you could retrieve and send me your crash report for my app. I think it works as described here: http://bjango.com/help... -- Thank you! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
maʀtha
Our Pete is under the weather. Please to wish him well here. Go!
Possibly appendicitis, I'm told. We need to entertain him while he is in hospital :) - maʀtha
Hey Pete, get better, you! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Pete, here is a <moob flash> for ya. Get thee recovered quickly. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Feel better soon, Pete! - Anne Bouey
Well then, the cranky old bastard act can not be an act for a while. Hope you take full advantage, Pete! - Kirsten
Get better soon, Squire. I can't keep these younguns in line by myself. - MoTO: Team Marina
PETE! Feel better soon, my friend! - laura x
hope you're gettin' the good meds. - RepoRat
Thanks all :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
It's appendicitis folks. Operation tomorrow. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Hope it goes super-smoothly, Pete. Hang in there! - Marianne
Maybe they will give the appendix to you to keep in a jar on the mantel - maʀtha
Sending good wishes to you Pete! - Galadriel C.
Pete! Take care in there, okay? - Catherine Pellegrino
Wishing you well! - Betsy
If you're going to go for organ removal, the appendix is kind of the pilot project version. All the pain and surgery with none of the long-term conversation starter potential. ;) - lris
(Also, thinking of you! THis stuff is no fun.) - lris
But, if you ever get sent on a deep space mission to Mars, it is one less thing you will have to worry about - maʀtha
Iris made me and Helen laugh :) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Can we start working on a story for how you REALLY got that scar? - Marie from iPhone
all will be well. then you can get a tattoo. good times. take care! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Wishing you an uneventful surgery and recovery. :) - Anne Bouey
Get better soon Pete! - Jen
How's it going, Pete and Helen? - maʀtha
He's out of surgery; sore and hungry, but all going well he'll be home tomorrow. http://ff.im/1kfM1e - Marina's Godmother :-)
Andrew C (✔)
Georgia Lawmaker Vows to End Early Voting Because Blacks Vote That Way - http://fortressamerica.gawker.com/georgia...
Georgia Lawmaker Vows to End Early Voting Because Blacks Vote That Way
"Georgia Sen. Fran Millar, Republican of Dunwoody, has vowed to fight a plan to allow voting on Sunday because precincts will be "dominated by African American shoppers and... several large African American mega churches," and he "would prefer more educated voters."" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Considering how much the GOP adores our Founding Fathers, I think they fail to see how ashamed and appalled those same men would be at the people who are selected to represent our country. - Chris Topher
Dislike. - Brian Johns
Unbelievable. - Anne Bouey
Wow - Amit Patel
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
Steven Perez
I thought I heard a Who. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning, Bunneh. Skye-Skye says hi too! :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good morning, Blackburns. 😊 - Steven Perez from Android
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. 😊 - Steven Perez from Android
WE ARE HERE!!!!!..............Hi Mr. B - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Hey, Val. I SEE YOU. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Jennifer Dittrich
My mom, 4 and a half years cancer free. At each successive checkup, I look forward to, rather than dread, hearing the results. Each time, I am so grateful for the doctors, nurses, and medical staff she has worked with along the way, especially the specialist she worked with at Virginia Mason. Hasn't been easy, but so worth it <3
And now, for a celebratory dinner with her and my dad! - Jennifer Dittrich
Huzzah! - Soup in a TARDIS
Yay! Hugs. - peamageddon
Excellent news! - Katy S
That's great! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wonderful! - Anne Bouey
Yay! That's so fantastic! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Stephan #TeamMarina
Through the window because I'm not brave enough to go outside yet. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I'm a little jealous. And simultaneously horrified. - Alix May
^ this. - Jennifer Dittrich
Not here, just horrified. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm just pissed off, that's all. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
*shudder* - Marie
OMG!!! How??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where? Great white north? - Ken Gidley
:( - Anne Bouey
Yes, Ken. We will get nicer weather this weekend. If not, it wil be spring time again in 6-7 months. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
hmm. Calgary ish? what part? (I'm in Bridlewood) - Nathalie
May I come ski around your back yard? - Brian Johns
Damn. - Jenny H. from Android
OH MY this is too early!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
More near Sundre, Nathalie. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Best of day needs the Hide button. - Bruce Lewis
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @scienceporn: YOU GUYS C6H1206 GLUCOSE IT'S A SUGAR CUBE. http://t.co/QlAPqLnbLg
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Clever! - Anne Bouey
Awesome! - Betsy
Bjork was in the sugarcubes? They were based in Iceland, so I am guessing that a band member is not living in Utah. - Joe
Cristo
Harvest Full Moon Rises Tonight in Supermoon Finale - http://news.discovery.com/space...
Harvest Full Moon Rises Tonight in Supermoon Finale - http://bit.ly/1qHvl7v
Thanks for the alert! - Anne Bouey
Micah
By the way, don't typo 'indecently' in place of 'incidentally' in a customer service email. That was a close one.
:D - Anne Bouey
Iain Baker
Time for my other life to rear its head. I'm off on tour with the band today, for 10 dates around the UK. Tech all sorted, rusty songs rehearsed, all the logistics in place. Time to hit the road, and rock!
Have a great time! - Anne Bouey
Good tour! - Jenny H. from Android
Break a tire! Wait. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Rock and have fun. - Janet
Awesome. Have a blast - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Have a great tour! - vicster: full-bodied
Enjoy! \m/ >.< \m/ - LB sad. from Android
Lo
Lo
I don't know how to keep going right now.
I'm ok but I'm scared. Not going to hurt myself, don't worry please. Just need to let this out somewhere. - Lo
((hugs)) If you need something, please let me know, Lo. Peace to you. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Well it's hard not to worry. So if you keep trying I'll try not to worry. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
*hugs* What WoH and MoTO said, too. - vicster: full-bodied
*HUGS* if you to vent or anything let me know Lo - Sir Shuping is just sir
Is there anything any of us can do to help??? - Friar Will
Best wishes on pulling through this time. - Steve C Team Marina
Stay strong! - Mary Carmen
You got this, Lo. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You're a tough cookie, Lo. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
If we can help in any way, please let us! *hugs* - Stephen Mack
*hugs* You are strong and amazing, even when you don't feel it. And if you need some helping hands, I've got 2. :) - Heather
(((Lo))) How're you doing? - Anne Bouey
One breath, one step, one day at a time. Repeat as necessary. It won't make it better, it just gives you something else to focus on, when everything else is too overwhelming. *hugs* - Bette Cooper
I was just thinking I was finding my way out of this long depression/trying to figure things out period and after 9 months of unemployment I had a lead on a job handling desserts for a new restaurant. Husband started new job with Americorps which is a great fit for him, but doesn't make much money. I've been trying to use my difficult secondary relationship as a venue to improve my mood... more... - Lo from Android
Last week I had some really bad fights with secondary, struggling that even trying to use every tool in my box, and some new ones, but it's still going badly. I send him an email asking that he actually attend couples therapy with me, and went to the park to swing for a while. Healthy coping skills & stuff. - Lo from Android
I don't know how but I fell off the swing, broke my left arm and wrist and fractured four vertebrae. I'm in a brace for three months. probably can't do the restaurant job. Don't know how long before I will be able to earn money. I don't even know if I'll be able to dance again. The pain is unreal. My husband is stresses caring for me and afraid he will have to quit his job. I cried most... more... - Lo from Android
I am sure i will get through this and it'll be funny someday, but I haven't felt this relentlessly like dying since I was 23 and completely out of it. - Lo from Android
It's hard because the feelings are much stronger now, but the coping skills I have been learning are sometimes useless. I can't take deep breaths or go running, really get any exercise at all, so calming down takes a fucking hour. I can't share my feelings as freely with husband for fear of breaking his spirit. And idiot boyfriend is being extea-suppprtive, but still kinda clueless,... more... - Lo from Android
And I'm being extra bitchy thanks to pain. I look in the mirror and I'm like JUST STOP YOU ASSHOLE. - Lo from Android
For some reason I haven't felt comfortable talking about this. I haven't even told my parents. So it is big for me to share. Thanks, guys.I totally went on for a while, but I know you guys will be nice about it. I really appreciate that. - Lo from Android
One of my favorite fb friends really hurt my feelings yesterday so I suspended my account, as I'm too sensitive right now and I make mistakes typing with one hand and painkillers... But I'm glad, it reminded me to come here. Still feels safe, after all this time. - Lo from Android
Yikes. I'm sorry you were injured! Are you still in Madison? I imagine you already know your resources but just in case: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html... http://host.madison.com/news... Was the original work taken care of in... more... - Spidra Webster
Thanks, Spidra. I have no idea what I'm doing actually, just figuring out what to do and what I need. The ER were like, okay, you're cool, go home, take some advil, put some ice on that wrist if it hurts. My stoicism in crises often misleads doctors, they weren't even going to take x-rays of my spine initially and were stunned over the course of the evening as they discovered each... more... - Lo from Android
Next time you see a doc, bring the form for a disability placard. You can get a temporary one and you have as much reason to need one as someone who's got a leg in a cast. I can imagine that it affects your stamina and how far you can walk. If you get it, it can help a little financially with paying for any meters. Even if you don't own a car, the placard is assigned to you. That is, you can use it with any car you're being ferried in. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers... - Spidra Webster
If your household income qualifies, definitely apply for any and all help you can get with food, utilities and things that may not be healthcare. If you can get help with overall expenses, it may help the healthcare costs cut less deeply. http://www.benefits.gov/benefit... (It's depressing to me how many of these programs are for only for mothers. It's like if you don't breed, you don't matter. But try to ignore that and use what you can. Like low income utility assistance.) - Spidra Webster
Sorry to be responding in a "fixit" way if you just wanted to vent. I do really get how depressing it is to be in pain all the time. - Spidra Webster
That is a lot for anyone to take in Lo, so far I haven't heard you express any feeling that isn't completely understandable under those circumstances. I don't have any magic answers for you but hope if you just hang in there especially through the physical healing some peace will come. - Steve C Team Marina
thanks folks :) - Lo from Android
*hugs* That is a seriously sucky string of events. Writing helps me get through emotions that I feel like I can't talk to people about. Sometimes I write like I'm talking to someone I'm having trouble communicating with or make up a character to be my avatar and put them in dire straights so I can get a kind of relief from what I'm going through. I know you said you're typing one handed, you could scribble it out in pencil? Good luck with the next appointments and if you need more venting, go right ahead! - Heather
Heather reminded me that Dragon makes speech recognition apps which are free or cheaper than the desktop equivalents. http://www.nuancemobilelife.com/apps... Best to download those and practice with them so you can not do a lot of one-handed typing. Innocent one-handed typing... - Spidra Webster
Thanks for the update, Lo. We're here to listen as much as you need. - Anne Bouey
Thanks for sharing, Lo. Hugging you from here...and, like Anne said, we're here to listen whenever, doll. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*gentle hugs* We're here for you when you need to set some of that stress down. I hope you heal quickly and completely. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks guys. I cannot enjoy real hugs or snuggles for some time, so I am taking all the ehugs I can get :P - Lo
Stephen Mack
POLL: Do you have paper maps in your car?
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(Image credit: Vintage 1968 Texaco Paper Road Map of Oregon, on sale for $3 on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing...) - Stephen Mack
My answer: Nope. Not for at least five years now. - Stephen Mack
Yes - one of WA, one of the US and Canada. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Yes, many from all over the place. - Todd Hoff
I still use paper maps. - John (bird whisperer)
yes. I keep one of Michigan roads just in case. I haven't needed it often. But the few times I have, it's been invaluable. - MoTO: Team Marina
Of course. I didn't get a smart phone till a year ago and I much prefer a paper map. - Betsy
Nope - Glen Campbell
Nope. They're under my bed. - Anika
yes. - Lnorigb
Nope. - Louis Gray
Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For the record my car also has a tape deck. - Steve C Team Marina
probably ones I printed out from Google and neglected to throw away. - Steele Lawman
yes, I keep an atlas of the US in there - ellbeecee
Yes, several. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Not anymore. I do have an atlas at home for getting a general sense of places I might want to visit. - Amit Patel
I should add, part of the reason I have a couple of paper maps are the couple of times I've been stuck somewhere needing directions when either my phone has died, or there's no service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, mostly for CA, but I have east coast ones at home in the file cabinet. I think there are a few AAA guidebooks in the car, too, come to think of it. - Corinne L
Yes, absolutely, city maps where we drive frequently. CSAA even mails maps (since the nearby office closed). - Walt Crawford
I still have some Hagstrom county books from the 90's, but no car. :P - April Russo
I don't think so. It's entirely possible there are still one or two atlases in the ex-wife's car, though (which used to be mine). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I didn't realize it but yes, we do. Joy actually pulled one out of the glove box the other day and began using it! - Jim: with more caffeine!
I have a small Yellow Pages which has a local street directory, and I think we have a Gold Coast map in there somewhere. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes. - joey
Yes I do. - Stefano.
Nope. Last time was in 2010. - Kevin Johnson from Android
yes - Tamara J. B.
I did when I had a car. I never used them, but I liked them being there. Before GPS went crazy, I used maps religiously. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Nope. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yes (only for Rome. but wasn't opened in ages) - Xabaras (G.O.)
At home. GPS in car. - Janet from FFHound!
I've never owned a car. - Eivind
Yes paper maps still rock but then so does Onstar - WarLord
Anne Bouey
Every Comment On Recipe Blogs - http://the-toast.net/2014...
Every Comment On Recipe Blogs
"“I didn’t have any eggs, so I replaced them with a banana-chia-flaxseed pulse. It turned out terrible; this recipe is terrible.” “I don’t have any of these ingredients at home. Could you rewrite this based on the food I do have in my house? I’m not going to tell you what food I have. You have to guess.” “I don’t eat white flour, so I tried making it with raw almonds that I’d activated by chewing them with my mouth open to receive direct sunlight, and it turned out terrible. This recipe is terrible.” “Could you please give the metric weight measurements, and sometime in the next twenty minutes; I’m making this for a dinner party and my guests are already here.” “i dont have an oven, can i still make this? please reply immediately” “Does anyone know if you can make this ahead of time and freeze it?” “Have you thought about making a sugar-free version of this?” “Can you give us a calorie breakdown for this?” “I followed this to the letter, except I substituted walnuts and tofu for the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
hahaha so much this. drives me crazy. - holly #ravingfangirl
"“a warning that if you cook this at 275°F for three hours instead of at 400°F for twenty-five minutes its completely ruined. do you have any suggestions?” “I didn’t have buttermilk, so I just poured baking soda into a container of raspberry yogurt. It tasted terrible.” “I love this recipe! I added garlic powder, Italian seasoning, a few flakes of nutritional yeast, half a bottle of... more... - Anne Bouey
OMG, this is brilliant!!!!! I have to answer these questions as part of my job!!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Chickpea & Milo Brownies - I don't have chickpeas or milo, what could I make this with instead? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm laughing so hard because it's true. Along with sugar-free requests are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sodium-free. I saw a mac n cheese recipe where the lady asked for a carb-free, dairy-free, gluten-free version. Did a search and found a few recipes in a few seconds time. Why didn't she do that? - Anika
I've just shared this with my colleagues; our Food Editor is on a plane right now but I can't wait for her to see it! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Hilarious. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Micah
How many times have you been summoned to jury duty?
Once I've had to show up. Once just called in. Once was breastfeeding. (And how awesome is it that they had that exemption!) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I'd tell you, but then I'm afraid I'd jinx it. *whispers* (zero) - lris
In Virginia, I had to show up once a week for the duration (I forget how long), but I was able to beg off after three weeks because I was moving out of state. In Illinois, Cook County gave me a postponement because I was going to be out of town, then another postponement because I was going to be out of the country, and I'm still waiting for them to call again even though it's been years. - Betsy
Twice that I can remember. Happened earlier this year & got exemption because I'm self employed. - Corinne L
At least six. Served the first two times. Not needed/web checking the next three times. Not needed, but had to spend a morning in the waiting room this time. (There may have been other "not needed" cases.) - Walt Crawford
'Course, in Santa Clara County "not needed" may mean checking twice a day for a full week. In Alameda County, if they don't need you that *day* you're done for the year. - Walt Crawford
I am working on my 4th. I was to go during my vacation so I was able to postpone until February. At least this time I will be as a non smoker. - Janet from FFHound!
Now on my 8th time. 2nd summons in less than a year, too. - Anika
About 6. I've never served on a jury, though. - John (bird whisperer)
5ish, served once. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got many notices, had to show up maybe 4-5 times, served once. It's one day/one trial. That trial lasted 3 days. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Once. They finished selection before it ever got to me. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Once. I told them that I could not be objective about a lawsuit claiming that a landlord in Bedstuy had not installed/maintained adequate safety measures for tenants, leading to someone getting shot. Because, duh. - Meg VMeg
Never. - Alix May
Once for "standard" jury duty but when i called the day before, I was told I didn't have to report. Another time I got a letter that I was on call for the year for grand jury duty, but never was called. - Galadriel C. from Android
About ten. I've never been picked. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
6 or 7 times. I've called in most times and not been selected (actually went to the physical location once), but twice now I've pleaded out because of medical issues that would make it physically hard to have the stamina to be on a jury. - Spidra Webster
Three. I got out of two because I was in my third trimester of pregnancy. The third I showed up for (Clark County, Nevada- bigtime fun), but the defendant plead while I was waiting, so that was that. - Jenny H. from Android
Once. I showed up and got routed to a few different buildings before being excused. I was really looking forward to serving too! - Brian Johns
Oh, and I only went downtown four times. The first time I was 19 & was hoping I'd get picked to serve. The other times I was all, please don't pick me, you ain't gon pay me enough to miss work! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Never and I've always been a little disappointed by that. - joey
Twice, but my cohort didn't get called in either time. - Jennifer Dittrich
Once. I let them know that I am not a citizen and therefore can't, and they quit. - Uli
Summoned maybe 12 times, reported 8 times, served 5. - Anne Bouey
0! - Eivind
2 or 3, never served. - MoTO: Team Marina
Disappointingly, none. - Mark H
only once, many years ago when I still lived in SC. All the civil cases settled before we were sat and the criminal case plead out. That was about 15 years ago. - Jonathan Disher
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.
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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
Cristo
▶ Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
:) - Cristo from Bookmarklet
:) ? - Anne Bouey
? :) - Stephen Mack
She came back to life. :( - Cristo
Anne Bouey
Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green - NYTimes.com
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"The spray-paint nozzle was aimed carefully at the edge as the painter stood back a few inches from the flat metal shovel meant to protect other surfaces. After laying down a couple of thin coats, he stepped back to admire his work. The patch of grass had gone from a flat, yellowing green to a Wizard of Oz shade of emerald. There are few people who see an upside to the record-setting drought in California, but Drew McClellan sees a path to business. Earlier this summer, when a friend began complaining about his browning front lawn, Mr. McClellan thought back to his childhood in Florida, where he often spotted golf courses using sprays to dye their greens. When a brief Internet search failed to show any local business offering a similar service, Mr. McClellan decided it was a prime opportunity. And since he opened up shop in July, Mr. McClellan has been taking requests faster than he can keep up. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Throughout California, hundreds of thousands of homeowners have transformed once-grassy lawns into intricate landscapes of rocks and planters. Several cities have taken to running public service announcements declaring that “brown is the new green” and showing dormant grass alongside a lush lawn. Most water districts have by now put in place rationing, limiting the number of days and... more... - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
Thought I'd give Holly's posted recipe a try! Peanut Butter Cup S'Mores Dip
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how was it?!?! :D - holly #ravingfangirl
Very, very rich! - Anne Bouey
it looks delicious! - holly #ravingfangirl
But incredibly easy to make...a real treat! - Anne Bouey
OMG i'll pay for gas if you drive it down - Steve C Team Marina
Yum! - Louis Gray
*faints* - MoTO: Team Marina
Are you kidding.....looks fabulous! But oh so sweet! - Bob Jones
that looks nice - sandra hall
Jed
Yes, Dad, I want to hear how I've messed up in moving to California and in my job search. While you're at it, yes, please tell me how awesome one of my older brothers is doing in his job and his promotion, the same brother who was a thieving fuck-up until a couple years ago. Grand.
:( - Anne Bouey
C'mon dad, he's in California. He's already won, geographically. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Also, {big hug} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you. :) Just frustrated. Thanks for letting me vent. - Jed
I am mad at your dad. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'm not super happy with him right now either. :) - Jed
Yvonne Renee
So.... I don't want to jinx it by posting on FB just yet, but.... Luke is potty trained!!!!! YAY!!!!
Yay!!! - Anne Bouey
For the last few months I could tell it was just laziness on his part, but since Portland he's been wearing training pants with cute puppies on them that he does NOT want to soil. That, plus being homebound for a week and me making him use the potty every hour, has sealed the deal!!! - Yvonne Renee
Woohoo!!!!! That's awesome! I planning on kicking it up a notch with Emily once warmer weather sets in. I'll be taking her shopping for undies ^_^ - Melly - #TeamMarina
Warmer weather DEFINITELY made a difference. He either walked around in just training pants or naked when we were hanging out at the hotel in Portland and he really didn't want to pee on the floor... (thank goodness for that!) - Yvonne Renee
Hooray! (Sorry to be late.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Welcome home Stephen! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've been 69 years old for an hour now, and I can't say I feel any different. Betcha 70 will be a bump.
Happy birthday, m9m! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, love! - Alix May
happy birthday - chaz2b
Happy birthday, Jain! - Anika
Happy 69! - Eivind
Happy birthday!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday! As my grandfather would say, "You are not over Fool's Hill yet." - Corinne L
Happy birthday - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Happy Birthday. - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! 69 is the new 48. - Janet
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Betsy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy birthday! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
happy birthday!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! As I'm acutely aware (being 13 days younger than you), 70--really 70.5--is when you have to make some 401(k)/403(b) decisions... 69 is a grace year. - Walt Crawford
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Have a wonderful birthday! - LB sad. from Android
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh my- what a good day. Kids took me to Lebanese Taverna for a late lunch of samplers of Everything Vegetarian and a Mojito. The waitress treated me to a free dessert of baclava and pistachio ice cream. And then there were presents! A sweater knit with an owl design, a blue&white Chinese glass ornament, the world's cutest hedgehog made of sticks, and "Letters of Note." Thanks everyone for your good wishes! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Walt, tell me about this! I will be 62 when my husband turns 70. Because of the age difference I will be early retirement at 59, 58 if I can hoard enough to pay my health insurance. If he must take the test of his pensions I may need to rethink the plan. - Janet from FFHound!
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