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Mary B: #TeamMonique
Welp. I have lost one of my very best friends in the world and can't talk about it (except here) until at least Monday - maybe longer. Gail Renshaw (, our mutual friend Anne ( and I met when our girls were two years old and raised them as a trio. About half an hour ago, I noticed a text from Anne.
It said, Can you call me? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
When she answered, she said, "I have bad news." - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Gail was found dead in her apartment when the cops went in to do what's called a wellness check. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Can't discuss it anywhere until Gail's daughter tells Sarah. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I'm very sorry for your loss, Mary. - Spidra Webster
Thanks. It's hitting me slowly. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I am so sorry. Such devastating news, and you have to keep it close. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, Mary. I am so, so sorry. - joey
So very sorry Mary. - Janet from FFHound!
Just texted each of her kids to feel useful. Cannot imagine what they're going through. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I am so sorry, Mary. - Corinne L
I'm so very sorry! - Katy S
Sorry for your loss. My condelences to you and the family. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
We were - I guess we still are - going to have a very small lasagna group a week from tonight, a reunion of the families who met at that preschool - the class of 1995. The kids who went off to kindergarten that next fall are all out of college now. The evening will now be a memorial if we have it at all. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I'm so sorry, Mary. - vicster: hon. canadian
My sincere condolences be well - WarLord
Sorry to hear that, Mary. - SAM
Oh I am so very sorry - Soup in a TARDIS from iPhone
I'm very sorry for your loss, Mary. - Stephan from iPhone
I am just undone. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Oh wow, how horrible. I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
I can tell you this much. When I get a message from Anne at 10 pm, I'll remember she's not just changing the dinner plans. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Very sorry to hear the news, Mary. How awful. - Stephen Mack
My condolences, Mary. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Our condolences, Mary. - Pete
I'm very sorry, Mary. - bentley
I'm very sorry,Mary - Amir
I'm so sorry, Mary. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Thank you guys so much. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Mary. - Anika
(((Mary))) I'm so sorry for your loss. - Jenny H. from Android
I'm so sorry, dearhreart. *tight squeeze* - Alix May
I am so sorry. - Yolanda
Anne finally called Sarah after someone we hardly know posted on FB. Then Eddie, Gail's son, who lived in our house with Jojo last year, posted and then answered my text. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I'm so very, very sorry for this sadness and loss. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Mary. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So sorry - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
My condolences, Mary. - Anne Bouey
What other social networking/Web 2.0 sites do you use besides FriendFeed?
Bumblr, Snickr, YouTuba, but nowhere any good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Or anywhere no good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nothing you haven't heard of. :) (Twitter, Flickr, FB...need to spend more time learning Quora and Reddit). - Spidra Webster
Flickr - WarLord
I tried out Ello. - Stephen Mack
Twitter, Twitter, and more Twitter. Also Github. - Mike Chelen
FB and Twitter. Very occasionally G+. - Jenny H. from Android
What Jenny said - Laura Norvig from iPhone
FB and rarely G+. - Anne Bouey
Twitter and FB, a little bit of G+ and Tumblr. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Livejournal. - bentley
not sure what you mean by web 2.0 but I hit twitter every morning for a quick scan of the news, feedly for the blogs I want to read, and tumblr is a distraction for my increasingly fractured mind. I think of tumblr as a glossy magazine where I flip through the pages. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Feedly, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Oh, and Ello, from time to time. - Steven Perez from Android
Yeah I guess I should add that I do use Facebook to interact generally with family and a few friends. But Facebook's noise to signal ratio is too high for me to use it for much else. - MoTO: #TeamMarina, I keep intending to use facebook but don't generally get to it. I caught up with Instagram yesterday, thanks to the fact that I'm only following something like 4 people there. - Bruce Lewis
g+ and feedly. - imabonehead
G+ daily, Twitter 2-3 times a day, FB once or twice a day, but only really active on FF. (As with MoTO, FB's mostly for family. - Walt Crawford
Twitter and Google+. - Louis Gray
None. I'm a purist. - Steve C Team Marina
Barry, I'm not sure what I meant by Web 2.0, other than there are sites that have some social component to them, but are not really thought of as social networks, e.g. Yelp. - Heisenberg
What are people's impressions of Ello? - Heisenberg
Wasn't ready for beta. Very few features at beta. More now, but no users. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just Twitter (for light use) -- not Facebook or Google+. Still waiting for any other service to catch up with Friendfeed -- and for the next generation of a Friendfeed-like service to appear -- someone is bound to develop it. - Sean McBride
Any interesting features that FriendFeed doesn't have? - Heisenberg
screensaver. - imabonehead
I've got a huge list of features to add to Friendfeed that I've collected since 2007. I need to pull those notes together and post them as a single document. - Sean McBride
Facebook - Ozgur Demir
I just checked out the latest Twitter analytics features -- great stuff. A future version of a Friendfeed-style social media platform should include analytics at this level (and better) for all individual and group feeds (*especially* group feeds, which are ripe for hundreds of analytic snapshots). - Sean McBride
Sean, I'm interested in your feaure list. - Heisenberg
Italian Friendfeed like service: - miki
Geocities - Maurizio
Heisenberg -- give me a few days to find time to compile it -- the notes are scattered across six or seven years. - Sean McBride
My admiration and love for the brilliant design of Friendfeed continues unabated -- in fact, it keeps increasing as I compare it to new inferior services. - Sean McBride
Has everyone noticed that Friendfeed is often more efficient than email for private one-on-one and group communications? Much less cruft. Much swifter. Much easier to browse over time. Also superior to text messaging in many cases, in terms of interface. - Sean McBride
Sean, you should look at Slack if you have a group of people that interact. It's better than FriendFeed for a slightly different application area. - Heisenberg
Will do. - Sean McBride
First, quick impression of Slack (I need to look at it much more carefully): conversations on Friendfeed pages are much easier to navigate and read. - Sean McBride
laura x
I would like to go back and tell my 25 year old self that you don't really know what loneliness is like till you have a kid on your own.
*hugs* - Yolanda from Android
Much love to you. - Meg VMeg from Android
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Pete
Happy birthday! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Bday! - Steve C Team Marina
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy Birthday, Higlet!! - Greg GuitarBuster
happy day, WOH! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Happy birthday! - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Hooray! Hooray! It's HIGLET DAY! Happy Birthday! - vicster: hon. canadian
Happy birthday, Higlet! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Feliz Cumple! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy birthday, curly girly! - Anika
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Many happy returns on this anniversary of your birth! - Me
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday! - Victor Ganata
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday! - Katy S
HB & SUWGOMH WOH! - Louis Gray
Happy birthday, WoH! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Higlet!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, lady! - Yolanda from Android
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus
Happy Birthday, Higlet! - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mary! xx - Melly Claus #anticaper
Happy Higlet Day :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday!!!! <3 - joey
Happy Birthday! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Happy happy! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Happy day! - The First NoeLB from Android
Steven Perez
And then, suddenly, I woke up one day, and it was the last day of vacation. I have to pack to go home tomorrow. This, I do not like. - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning, Bunneh. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hei hei. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Good evening, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Good evening, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
O hai, Jenny. :) - Steven Perez
Some good news: I just found out that I will have a temporary test development job starting in January and running through April. It's not full time, and it's freelance and temporary, but I will take it. Small sigh of relief.
Yay! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! - Spidra Webster
WOO HOO! - Soup in a TARDIS
Thank you all so much! - Jed
congrats! - imabonehead
Congrats, Jed! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
YAY! - Alix May
Well, that's a pretty sweet Christmas gift. ;) Congrats! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Maxwell is a big brother... Benjamin born early Monday morning...
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Thanks... tomorrow is the big day for Maxwell to meet his little brother. Everyone is doing well... even better now since we got some sleep. - Harold
congrats! - imabonehead
Congrats - Katy S
Congratulations! - vicster: hon. canadian
Congratulations to you all! - Stephan from iPhone
Congrats, Kamilah and Harold and Maxwell! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wonderful congratulations! - Steve C Team Marina
Congratulations!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
CONGRATS! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Grats :) - Eivind
Congratulations! - The First NoeLB from Android
Congratulations, you four <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed. -
Good morning, FriendFeed.
I have carrots for everybody. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Bunneh. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
carrots are good ..hey Mr B:-) ♥ - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Hey, Val. :) - Steven Perez
Driver arrested for OWI, marijuana possession after chase across Bong Bridge | Duluth News Tribune -
"A 51-year-old Duluth man was arrested in Superior after a brief motor vehicle chase that began on the Bong Bridge on Saturday night, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Patrol." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
@@ - Anne Bouey
I read that as Driver arrested for OWL. Who? - Eric - ill subliminal
Seriously? Marijuana possession? Bong Bridge? Dear goodness, I hope this 51 year old man isn't related to me (with him being in Duluth/Superior, chances are pretty good that he is, I think). Also, on a completely unrelated note, I noticed they used the word "median" to describe the grassy strip between the two sides of the highway; while that's what I've always called it, my father (who grew up in that area) insists that's called a "boulevard". - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed. -
Good morning, FriendFeed.
Feeling lazy this Monday morning. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Bunneh! :) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good morning, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
I wasn't paying attention and missed three steps on the stairs at home and sprained my ankle. Idiot.
:( Hope it's not too painful. - Anne Bouey
Ow ! Feel better. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Ouch >_< I hope youre feeling better soon! - Jennifer Dittrich
Ugh, what a shame. - Marie
:( hope it feels better soon - Sir Shuping is just sir
Owie. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:-( - bentley
Oh no. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks. I have a tennis ball sticking out of my ankle. Worst thing is I'll likely be missing Sophie's Christmas performance tomorrow night. Well, at least I'm not in that Sidney shop. - Stephan from iPhone
:( - Janet from FFHound!
:(( - Alix May
Bastard steps. Does this give you a long Christmas holiday? :) - Eivind
I took the entire month of December off. It's just a bitch hopping around on one leg. - Stephan from iPhone
Mike Nencetti
tough to get a good pic. tried. - Mike Nencetti
Beautiful urn. Glad she is with you for this new path. - Janet from FFHound!
*hug* - Alix May
Be well - WarLord
(((Mike))) - Anne Bouey
Thanks everyone, still processing all this. Not the road I thought we would be on - Mike Nencetti
We're here - Johnny from iPhone
hugs, Mike - Brixie
It is terribly disturbing and disgusting just how much mold and grime can collect inside of a humidifier.
Yes, it is. Pretty gross. - Anne Bouey
the kidlet runs a humidifier in her room every night. Each time I fill up the reservoir, I'll put a tiny bit of bleach in there to try to combat that. However, when I pulled the reservoir out tonight, I noticed a long string of mildew trailing it, so I took the whole humidifier and rinsed it out. I had to rinse it 7 or 8 times before I felt I'd cleaned all of the mildew out of the innards of the thing. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Haven't found any mould in mine, but I find that the (expensive, and tricky to buy!) filters quickly become white with limescale, after a few months of use, here - even though I follow Panasonic's care instructions, and rinse them with water whenever I refill the tank, and occasionally soak them in diluted citric acid. :( - Tyson Key
I've thought of trying the bleach trick, but the manual explicitly says not to add things like bleach, certain proprietary cleaners, or aroma oils, otherwise the internal "nanoe generator" mechanism could be damaged. - Tyson Key
As far as I'm concerned, adding a tiny bit of bleach to my filtered well water probably isn't going to do any more harm than it would if I were to use city water (which has both fluoride and cholrine in it, among other chemicals). If you already have chlorine in your water, it's probably not a great idea to add more. I'm not sure who the manufacturer is on my humidifier, but it's got the "Vick's" brand name on it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
You gais! I cooked a dinner that is actually tasty and didn't ruin any utensils nor injur myself in the process. It's... it's a good feeling.
Brava, Chef t-ra! - Spidra Webster
Thanks, doll. I am enjoying my small success with a cup of tea and a silly action movie in jamas. A Saturday night at home is delectable. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Yay! Congrats! What did you make? - Anne Bouey
Wife apparently trying to pull an all-nighter to get 5 more felt ornaments done so my son can give them to his classmates as gifts for his birthday.
Those are wonderful! - Anne Bouey
Unfortunately couldn't finish in time but we'll probably take them in sometime next week as holiday gifts. - rönin
So cute! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
They're super cute! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Laura Norvig
so ... trying to empty out my Mom's condo. My SIL is helping a bunch. She's also chosen a few small pieces of furniture that I was actually hoping to keep. Tomorrow is my day to work on this with my brother (her husband). Do I mention that I was eyeing those pieces also? Or do I just let it go?
I always feel like they did so much to help my mom that I kind of owe them whatever they want. I just felt miffed about the way she snagged them. Felt like I tried to mention that I was also interested and it went wooosh over her head. - Laura Norvig
Tough one. I'd say something to my brother just to know I did so and not have the risk of a lingering resentment. Then if it's something you can work out amenably all the better, but if not let it go. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
it's really not that big a deal, she's just a bit of a tough one to deal with sometimes. I'll probably be better off picking new furniture at home - not like these are sentimental pieces, they were just nice, useful, end/side/bedside table thingies. - Laura Norvig
You want I should talk to her? *cracks knuckles* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
feeling good today - my brother KICKED ASS helping to empty the place. Tomorrow I'm pondering the books. Several thousand books. - Laura Norvig
luckily books are really easy to pack. If you don't stop to open them all and get lost in reading them! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Did you make a decision about the furniture? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
My mom metnioned that when she and her brothers wanted something and more than one person wanted an item, names went into a hat. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Even if it's not a sentimental piece, it may become one in time if it brings back memories. It wouldn't hurt to mention that you'd like to have something. - Anne Bouey
No, I am letting them go because although one of them is pretty nice, I want to be more deliberate about furnishing the new place. I'm taking two unfinished pine pieces, a dresser and a small cabinet, that will be useful. Taking enough sentimental art, china, knicknacks. Rudi, I can't bear to take the books. Feels like it should be all or nothing. I don't know. Will try to pick a box full tomorrow. Writing some blogs posts about it. - Laura Norvig
AHnix (Anna Haro)
UGH. Flight booked. Two weeks away, and I am already dreading the holiday airport experience. I'm not keen on the airport/long flight adventures to begin with, but adding some of that Holidays sauce on top of it? Help me, Rhonda. :|
I hate holiday airport travel too. I hope it goes smoothly and amusingly. :-) - vicster: hon. canadian
thanks, vicster. I forgot to add that I've turned into a bit of a weirdo-germaphobe freak in my old age. So, I'm certainly not helping the cause. #cootiesonthepane! ;) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Haha that's me everywhere I go. Because people are nasty! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Gloves are wonderful things for a germaphobe. No wish you a stress free travel. - Janet from FFHound!
TY, Janet! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Hope it all goes well for you! - Anne Bouey
So tired of repairs. I swear if it's not the house, it's one of the cars. The repairs are going to cost almost as much as the car is worth. Wish I could just buy a new car but it's not in the cards anytime soon :(
:( - Anne Bouey
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books) -
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books)
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books)
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books)
"List of 100 best books of all time, as voted on by 100 writers in 54 different countries. List reflects works from multiple countries, cultures and time periods. Compiled in 2002 by Norwegian Book Clubs." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
Your 2015 reading goal? :) - Ken Morley
I'll certainly knock down a few more. I've already read about half of them, but there are books on there I have no desire to read :) - Eivind from Android
Eivind, what are some of the ones you'd skip? - Anne Bouey
The plays, mostly. I'd like to know them all, but at present I really don't feel like reading them :) - Eivind
I disagree with this list. - Heisenberg
I haven't read all the books there are yet, so I'm not in a position to judge. - Eivind
Proust should be No:1 - ccc- Proust - ccc - Arfin Kiriloğlu
The original list isn't ordered, Arfin. - Eivind
Eivind, last week i played chess on with a guy called Eivind from Norway, i hope it wasn't you - i had a cruel win ^^ Your name is common in Norway? - Arfin Kiriloğlu
According to SSB ( there are "8 381 men with Eivind as part of their forename" and "6 817 men with Eivind as their only forename." So, fairly common :) - Eivind
I've read a fair bit of them, some of which I gave up on. I haven't looked up the criteria by which these were chosen, if one was given, but my list would look at least 75% different. I realize as an American, I am biased towards American literature, but many of these books just aren't that good. Both Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez novels are there, yet no John Steinbeck or F. Scott... more... - Heisenberg
Without going into what I would bump, which is quite a lot, I would start by adding these: The Sun Also Rises, Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill a Mockingbird, and On the Road. That's really only the beginning though. I'd massacre this list. - Heisenberg
Those are some fine books and A Tale of Two Cities you have there. I actually asked Jenny why they didn't select a better Hemingway book. And I'm a huge Steinbeck fan. The list was curated from 100 authors' top 10 lists. The author pool represented 54 countries, and 26 of them represented the Anglosphere. - Eivind
When I said criteria, I meant what aspects of these books and authors were deemed important in rating them, e.g. readability, historical significance, message, cultural importance, plot, character development. Of the books on their list, my favorite would be Crime and Punishment. - Heisenberg
The selection is called the World Library, so I assume they were just asked which ten books they felt should absolutely be part of such a thing. - Eivind from Android
The reason I came across this list in the first place, is that I bought the Norwegian translation of the book called Independent People in English. I'm still reading it, but that is a quality work with a proper saga feel to the writing. So, read Independent People by Haldor Laxness, everyone :) - Eivind
Petty LaBelle
Remember when I thought Steve C was another Cristo alias and Anne had to convince me otherwise? Haha. Good times.
I remember vouching for him. And the rest is history. ;-) - Anne Bouey
I don't know if it's an upgrade or a downgrade no longer being a Cristo alias. If it comes with retirement healthcare i'd like to go back to being an alias. But as always Anne is my savior. - Steve C Team Marina
When I'm gone, no one will remember Chris, but everyone will remember Cristo. - Heisenberg
There are many who will remember Chris. :) - Anne Bouey
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
And now waiting to see if I might be fired at work. Okay, probably not but the fact I can think about it is scary. Event happened that could have negative revenue influence happened on my watch this weekend. While no one has ever been fired that I'm aware of, the event could be a big deal. I'm worried but mostly frustrated that it happened.
A preventable action that we had taken great pains to prevent still occurred. Nothing like being the place where the buck stops. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
And so now I wait to see how events roll out. Only emails at this point. If the phone rings, my heart may stop. I'm already planning to attend a Wednesday weekly meeting in person that I usually call in for since it's on a day off. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
And this wasn't even the issue that had me at work 3 hours after my 16 hour shift. And I wasn't tired and I thought I was being attentive. Just...<sigh> - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I hope nothing serious comes from it, CAJ! - Jenny H. from Android
I hope you don't have to keep worrying all day, and that everything works out okay. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hoping for the best for you. - Anne Bouey
I've been through these issues. In fact, had a pretty bad situation over the past couple of weeks. It all comes down to whether they want to address the actual problem or scapegoat it. I hope you don't get caught up in finger pointing. All the best on this. - Eric - ill subliminal
Thinking of you, CAJ. Hope it all works out! - The First NoeLB
I hope it works out for the best. - John (bird whisperer)
I hope it works out okay for you. *fingers crossed* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
good thoughts coming your way. - Marie
Well, based on group email that went out earlier this morning, it appears no one is fired. :) However, I was able to provide a corrective course of action that returns focus to the proper procedure. (Ha, that's so super vague but the details aren't really important.) If I've learned one thing, it's always better to bring a solution than just a problem. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
That's great that you brought a level-headed solution to the situation (and also great that no one was fired). I've been in a similar situation and you sometimes just have to let that initial wave of panic wash over you, then focus on the fix and prevention. - vicster: hon. canadian
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed. -
Good morning, FriendFeed.
Monday again. You'll need one of these. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Hi Mr B!!! - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Hey, Val. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Steven. You seem to be enjoying your west coast visit. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, Anne. I am, or at least I will be, once my brain reorients to PST. :) - Steven Perez
That will happen right before it's time to head east again. ;-) - Anne Bouey
Morning! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good morning, pretty Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
a bunneh in the hand is worth two in the... oh, wait. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Good morning, Tamara. :D - Steven Perez
A Gunny named Slickback
Good morning Friendfeed. Today I celebrate being tobacco free for a whole month!
Congrats!!! - Melly Claus #anticaper
Congrats, pal! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats and HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! #ffundercats - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Gunneh! - Jenny H. from Android
GO GUNNEH GO! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
YES! So very proud of your achievement! - Janet
Thanks guys! I'm quite pleased with myself. - A Gunny named Slickback
It's now been nearly SIX months - A Gunny named Slickback
Yay! Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
yayyayayayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Way to go! - The First NoeLB from Android
You will soon reach a point where you will be surprised you ever smoked. Kudos and high fives Gunny, quite a milestone. - Janet
That is brilliant! Well done! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congrats!! - Spidra Webster
Yay! - Anne Bouey
SEVEN Months. Now even vaping a lot less than I used to. Giving that up is next. - A Gunny named Slickback
Good. I know it's hard to do, but it's so worth it. - ellbeecee
You're doing so well, Gunny! - Anne Bouey
8 months :) - A Gunny named Slickback
You rock! - The First NoeLB from Android
Congrats! Took me about five attempts to quit before success lol - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Woohoo! - Spidra Webster
Yay! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nice. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Mike Nencetti
My Thought for the day. Do I still want to live in the house? or move. I have to refinance to give her children her equity.
There is a lot to consider, and you might feel like you have to decide quickly, but don't pressure yourself to have everything sorted out straight away. It'll take some time before you know what is going to best for you and the others. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I agree with WoH. Give yourself some time to figure it out. - Anne Bouey
Absolutely right. Very big decision. - Son of Groucho
Did you two talk about her assets previously? Going back to her wishes or desires might prove easiest. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
A friend whose wife passed away just over a year ago, made an agreement with her before she passed that he wouldn't make any major decisions (e.g. selling their house) for at least one year. Speaking with him a few weeks ago, he said that for him, he was grateful that they had this agreement because the time to think, decide, changes his mind, has been very valuable and meant he hasn't done anything he would regret. Sharing in case it is useful, please disregard if not. Mostly though, sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
If you have too many raw memories in this current house, you could rent it out and find a buffer apartment of sorts for now and place other things in storage. If you find her presence in this home as a need, stay and make the decision after at the minimum 6-8 months. You have had a journey of so many emotions, give yourself time to heal too. - Janet
Her wishes were for the house to transfer to me. Much depends on how greedy her children are. There is a will, pre marriage. should be lots of fun. But I like the idea of delaying things for a while. I do not care about stuff. I miss my wife. - Mike Nencetti
Just a thought, talk to the legal folks about creating a trust with this property, they will get their equity upon your passing. Not certain if I have the "trust" understood but something similar was done with husband's mother. - Janet from FFHound!
The family has a meeting today. should be interesting. I did contact a lawyer. I am learning a lot about estate law. We had had a joint savings/checking acct, that has now transferred to me. this is not part of the estate. Unfortunately someone still want access to it. - Mike Nencetti
I'm glad you spoke to lawyer, and I'm sorry you are getting pressure from the family. Are you part of the meeting today? If so, I hope you can find ways to protect yourself if things get heated. I'm not sure how things work over there, but I'm fairly certain that any reasonable person would agree that this is an early stage in the grief process, so asking you to make decisions that have... more... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
^^much wisdom - Janet
Meeting went well. My main issue was the joint checking savings account not be part of the estate. legally it transfers to me. its 70k. so that was why i was a bit agitated. The children will be compensated via beneficiary allocations specified in each account. My wife specified 50% me 25% each child. We will put the house up for sale, and take advice from the estate lawyer the best way to handle the transaction. - Mike Nencetti
I'm glad a resolution seems to have happened, Mike. I hope the lawyer gives you good advice. It seems so overwhelming from the outside. - Anika
I'm glad you've had some reassurance, and I hope things go smoothly ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I hope you are happy with the resolution and that you aren't being rushed. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Steven Perez
Good morning, FriendFeed. -
Good morning, FriendFeed.
Keeping an eye on Ethan this morning as I'm busy rooting various devices. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Hey Mr. B how are you doing? - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Hey, Val. Taking it easy today. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez from Android
So my perm resident card expires in June next year, so I casually go over to see what the renewal fee is nowadays, etc. And then BAM. 1-6-6 DAYS. One Hundred Sixty-Six.
So late May. As of today. - Micah
Just in time! - Anne Bouey
Yep. - Micah
Eek! One of the perks of getting citizenship is not having to worry about that! Ours was up last year, so we ended up sending the PR and citizenships forms at the same time. Nearly 2 kg of paperwork, all told... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Wow, go Canada. =( - Andrew C (✔) from Android
WoH, how long did the citizenship processing time take for you? Is there still a no travel out of country restriction while in progress? - Micah
I'm not sure about the no travel, but we sent the forms off in July 2013, and did our tests in Nov 2014, so pretty speedy, really. No we're waiting for the ceremony, which will be sometime in the next 6 months - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Dan: Bibrarian
This is all LB's fault. She introduced me to the meme. Then she showed me examples of the meme. Then she explained the meme... And soon, I wanted to play too. #MOTObombing
Errybody's doin' it! - The First NoeLB
:D - Anne Bouey
Once you see it, hehehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Lord... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Ha! :) - The First NoeLB from Android
Anne Bouey
A dream takes flight for 'Peter Pan Live!’ writer - SFGate -
A dream takes flight for 'Peter Pan Live!’ writer - SFGate
"Irene Mecchi has her phone at the ready, in case a call comes in from “Peter Pan Live!” rehearsals and she’s called upon to do a quick rewrite. The San Francisco native, a graduate of St. Rose Academy and UC Berkeley who splits time between her hometown and Los Angeles, needs to be on alert with NBC’s Dec. 4 broadcast only 10 days away. “It’s phenomenal,” says Mecchi, whose credits include “The Lion King” (stage and screen), “Brave” and the upcoming “Strange Magic.” “It’s rehearsed like a Broadway musical. It’s a three-ring circus. We have an extraordinary director, Rob Ashford, who has many pieces of the puzzle working at the same time; an extraordinary stage manager that keeps everyone on time; and a level of professionalism that I hope audiences will so respect.” If ever a project was a dream come true, “Peter Pan Live!” is it for Mecchi. At one time, she considered becoming a stage director or character actor. It was local actor Joy Carlin who suggested Mecchi consider writing... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"“Casting was interesting,” says Mecchi. “My sense is that they would approach an actor and say, 'Do you like 'Peter Pan?’ 'I love it!’ 'You get to sing!’ 'Yes.’ 'You get to dance!’ 'Yes.’ 'You get to fly!’ 'Yes!’ 'And it’s live.’ 'No!’ " - Anne Bouey
"“What you try to do is revisit and see some areas that might need opening up in the story without entangling it. ... This is something where you knew the core story was something you didn’t want to tinker with, but we had the blessing of all the composers and lyricists who worked on it over time to try to find some new song moments. And that was part of the fun. “My goal was to respect... more... - Anne Bouey
You should have kept her math book. That autograph might be worth something. :-P - Jessie
Haha, Jessie. ;-P - Anne Bouey
Sarah G.
TRUFAX: 79% of tech services librarians wait until they've picked out the good ones before emailing rest of staff that vendor left chocolate
Only 79%?! - Anne Bouey
Lemme guess, the ones that are left, you have at a minimum touched, but more likely poked a whole in the bottom to verify contents. - sglassme
I'm not/wasn't a tech services librarian. So by the time I got to the box, it was just nibs and a bunch of empty paper cups. >:( - Sarah G.
So the time in B-town when we had a box with a descriptor key and you touched EVERY SINGLE PIECE was an aberration? - sglassme
probably my career without chocolate is karmic retribution for that day - Sarah G.
Well we made it thru the hair washing & combing without my shoulder falling off it hurt but not as much as I'd thought it would. Jayden has to stay up 2 hrs past bedtime so he's driving me nuts. Then I have to wake him at 5 & keep him up til the EEG at 1. Fun times.
Good luck! *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Good luck to Jayden! - Janet
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