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Yesterday was the worst day ever. After a really emotional day, and a series of driving obstacles, I missed the checkin cutoff for luggage essentially missing our flight. Had a massive ugly cry at the Virgin counter. Got a hotel with an outdoor pool we can't use because of thunderstorms. The kids are bouncing off the walls. And my grandma died. =(
I want to go home. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Oh Yvonne, sending you my love and support. So very sorry for your loss. - Janet
:( - chaz2b
((Hugs)) I hope you can find a little quiet time and your travel plans work out. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh no! I'm very sorry for your loss, Yvonne. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I hope something goes right soon, Yvonne. Our condolences. - Pete
Thanks everyone. - Yvonne from FFHound!
So sorry, Yvonne. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, honey. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
My condolences on your loss. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Sorry to hear. Hopefully the next day is at least obstacle free - Joe Hardy from Android
Oh Yvonne, what a horrible day. I hope that life starts treating you more kindly soon. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. - Corinne L
I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. Best wishes for an easier day travel-wise and sending comfort for your grief. - J. Marie B
Oh Yvonne, I'm so sorry for all of that. - Stephen Mack
Yvonne, I'm sorry for your loss and for everything compounding it. - joey
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. - Katy S from iPhone
I'm so very sorry for the trouble storm; here's hoping it clears up soon. - Galadriel C.
I'm so sorry. I hope it gets better. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My condolences, Yvonne. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry for your loss, Yvonne. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I'm sorry honey. {giant hugs} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. I hope better days are ahead. - Sucker DJ LB from Android
I'm home and will very soon be asleep. My grandma's viewing and funeral are next Tuesday and Wednesday. To fly back or not... Decisions decisions - Yvonne from FFHound!
And thanks everyone for your kind words. <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @julieklausner: OMG American Apparel posted photos of the Challenger exploding cuz they thought "it wuz fireworks"
Christ. - Victor Ganata
That's just ignorant. No matter when you're born, as a social media manager it's your job to know where your photos are coming from and context. It doesn't even make sense. You'd have to go out of your way to avoid the other MILLIONS of firework images to get that. - Anika
oh dear God. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Holy crap! - Brian Johns
SMH - Anne Bouey
That's just... I give up. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
wait, this isn't a troll? WTAF? - Big Joe Silence
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Kevin Fox!
In honor of your birthday, how about the whole FriendFeed team takes today off as a holiday? - Stephen Mack
We at TiVo salute everything you've done in the field of User Interface, so we're taking the entire week off in honor of your birthday! (Note: I do not speak for TiVo. Your mileage may vary. No warranty expressed or implied.) - Brian Johns
Happy birthday, Kevin! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday fellow FFer!!!! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Mary Carmen
Feeling like the fattest fat who ever fatted.
*fist bump, MC!* - Sucker DJ LB
I think your autocorrect changed them from "phat" - Johnny from iPhone
Is that good or bad? Because if it's bad, I might have to smack you for using that kind of language about my friend. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yeah! What she ^^^ said!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
No phat is definitely good. At least where I come from. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
"Phat is good, in the same way as 'bad' and 'sick' can be," said Pete , Professor of Those Dang Kids Studies at the University of Cod Liver Oil-Get Off My Lawn - Pete
I think Anna was talking to me. And no, I don't feel the good version of phat. Only the bad. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
ETA that my comment was one of solidarity for having those feelings myself, not to say you are any kind of fat. But you are certainly phat. *hugs* - Sucker DJ LB from Android
Aw, MC, *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Steve C
As the internet is forever here's a portion of my eulogy yesterday so mom lives forever in another place.
For the benefit of those of you who did not grow up in our full house the first thing you might not know about Barbara is that she was wicked smart. A graduate of UC Davis, a voracious reader, first chair cello in her younger days, and the sole viewer of PBS's Masterpiece Theater. There was no newspaper editor who could get a mistake in grammar or punctuation past her red pen and the articles final resting place of shame on the kitchen refrigerator. - Steve C
But like all true superheroes she used her powers only for good channeling her talents to help the needy, the whiny, and the masses to be molded, aka her children. While being a supermom has come to be a trendy topic I would like to imagine that if a Tiger Mom walked up to our mom, Barbara would simply slap her across the face and turn and walk away shaking her head. Alas since no... more... - Steve C
There are no gang bangers, druggies, or arrests in the family. There is no one on the pole except Diana and her ballet barre. There is only a large collection of kind people plus me who is pretty. - Steve C
And we all got here because of mom. Because she was deathly allergic to nuts but made peanut butter sandwiches for everyone for 15 straight years. Because she was willing to drive from morning till night to get 9 kids through the infinite maze of school, band, and sports. Because she was not only at every baseball and soccer game but more than likely the team mom and scorekeeper.... more... - Steve C
When Genevieve passed away mom lost 1/9th of her heart, and she said I was the strong one. But she is the one who carried on caring for the eight of us. It is a shame to lose her when I am all of 2 weeks into this parenting thing but she gave all she was, and all she had to all of us, and that alone within me is worth more than the advice of a thousand tiger moms. - Steve C
Thanks. - Steve C
What an amazing lady, and a wonderful tribute. ((Hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Many *hugs*, Steve. That was a very loving tribute. - Anne Bouey
That's a wonderful tribute, hon - Soup in a TARDIS
What a beautiful and wonderful woman. I'm glad you got to have her for your mother. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
this bought tears to my eyes what a special lady and you were lucky to call her Mom. - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
ps thank you for sharing her with us.<3 - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Thank you for sharing this. I cry for your earthly loss but full well know she left a wonderful living legacy in her children. - Janet from FFHound!
That was so beautiful. Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of what a wonderful lady she was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B.
Lovely Steve. Big hugs! - Shannon - GlassMistress
That was very well done. - Brian Johns
Touching, humorous, honest - an incredible eulogy. Thank you for sharing this. - Corinne L
Thanks peeps at the service I read some other siblings and nieces eulogies for her too. At the end the preacher called them "unique." Whenever I can make a preacher uncomfortable it's a good day. (no offense Will :)) - Steve C
Fantastic. What a great legacy she left. - Spidra Webster
Waiting for water to boil < waiting for final delivery of a project on a holiday weekend when almost everyone has already left work.
:( - Anne Bouey
doh - Steve C
Another day of driving ahead. The boys and I are headed to see my grandma. I just need her to hang on until 3pm. Fingers crossed for a safe and speedy trip.
Praying that all goes well! - Sucker DJ LB
I hope the trip goes smoothly and that you get to see your grandma. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
I hope you make it, Yvonne. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How is she? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She's alive, but out of it. Her breathing is labored. It's a pretty shocking sight. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm so sorry. :( - Stephen Mack
I'm glad you made it in time. I'm sorry you had to see her this way, though. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hugs, so glad you made it safely. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm glad I made it, too, but sad I'll probably never make a true connection with her before she leaves us. - Yvonne from FFHound!
My best friend, homie, play cousin, my son's godmother. Samantha was taken from us 15 years ago and I miss her deeply.
**hugs** - Kirsten
*hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
(((Starmama))) - Anne Bouey
*hug* - Big Joe Silence
Anniversaries are really rough. Thank you all. You would've loved her <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
BBC News - UK government bids to overturn US haggis ban -
BBC News - UK government bids to overturn US haggis ban
"The UK government is making a fresh bid to overturn a decades-long US import ban on traditional Scottish haggis. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will raise the issue with senior officials from the Obama administration this week. Scottish producers had asked Mr Paterson to take action when he visited the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh earlier this month. Haggis imports have been outlawed in the US since 1971. The ban was put in place because the country's food standards agency prohibits sheep lungs - one of the key ingredients of haggis - in food products. The US visit comes as Scotch Beef is set to make a return to menus in America for the first time in almost 20 years. It follows a move by US officials to reopen the American market to EU beef and other bovine products, following a ban put in place in the 1990s over concerns that BSE could infect the human food chain." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
No thanks. - Anne Bouey
considering we probly have far worse things than BSE in our food chain over here in the US, it's no surprise removal of the ban is being looked at. - Big Joe Silence
Oh... well... "A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun and holster at a gun show"
Oh... well...  "A vendor accidentally shot a woman in the leg while demonstrating a gun and holster at a gun show"
But did he make the sale? - Brian Johns
If only she already had a gun, she could have defended herself against getting shot by the gun vendor :) - Johnny from iPhone
hard to stand your ground when you've been shot in the leg, tho. - Big Joe Silence
So, I guess he was in the process of concealing the gun in her pants when he fired his load. - Eivind
Eivind. - Jenny H. from Android
Rein him in, Jenny. ;) - Anne Bouey
Happiness is a warm gun... - Pete
Hospice setting up bed and equipment tonight. Grandma goes home tomorrow. She'll be with my grandpa soon. =(
Aw. Gah. I have no words. Stay strong, Yvonne. - Akiva
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. Love to you and your family. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Yvonne))) - laura x from iPhone
((((((Yvonne)))))) - vicster: full-bodied
Sorry - Rodfather from Android
I'm very sorry. - Betsy
I'm sorry, Yvonne. - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. - Mary Carmen
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
((((((((Yvonne)))))))) so very sorry. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Aw, sending hugs and prayers for comfort. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Thanks, all. My plan is to drive there Wednesday. Hoping it won't be too late. :-/ - Yvonne from FFHound!
So very sorry, Yvonne. - Corinne L
*big hugs* - Tamara J. B.
Dan Hsiao
Just finished watching the LEGO movie. Entertaining, though I think the one Ross and I did was better:...
Just finished watching the LEGO movie. Entertaining, though I think the one Ross and I did was better:...
I agree. :) - Anne Bouey
Stephen Mack
Mac users: A friend wants a recommendation for a password manager. Preferably one that's cheap or free, syncs with iOS, and easy to use. Any reliable recommendations?
I use 1Password4 but it is neither cheap nor free. It is however reliable, syncs with iOS (using the app), and is easy to use. - Soup in a TARDIS
The de-facto standard is 1Password, but it's not cheap or free: $40 on the mac and $20 on iOS (they sync together). There's Wallet, but the guy who made it was acquihired by Facebook and it's always a question whether it'll just stop working one day and he won't update it (though he's updated it after his acquihire from Facebook, albeit with several months of lag, in the past). That's... more... - Mark Trapp
LastPass is recommended by Steve Gibson. - Todd Hoff
Awesome, thanks Soup, Mark and Todd. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She's installed Dashlane, how does that rank? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I also use 1Password and have heard good things about LastPass as well. Haven't read anything about Dashlane though. - rönin from iPhone
I also use 1Password. It occasionally goes on sale so if you make an alert on DealMac you'll know when that happens. - Spidra Webster
Definitely 1Password. Dashlane's also good and I might use that if I haven't been a 1Password user for many, many years. - Akiva
1Password here. - Anne Bouey
1Password - don't think twice. Especially iOS. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
I use the built-in Mac Keychain, which works with Safari, Chrome, and (with an extension) Firefox. Also syncs to iOS but I haven't tried that feature. - Amit Patel
Shannon - GlassMistress
Loaded the dogs in my truck, threw it in reverse and promptly backed into MAN's car ... sigh.
Oh, no. :( - Anne Bouey
It's not too bad, but I'm feeing mighty stupid, and sorry. - Shannon - GlassMistress
My grandmother had a massive stroke today. I fear the end of her life is near. My mother is driving to the hospital tomorrow. I'm glad(?) I'm on the east coast when all of this is happening, I just really hadn't planned on going to a funeral on this trip. =(
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
Sorry, Yvonne. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Oof, sorry to hear, Yvonne. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
Big hugs, Yvonne xoxoxox - Melly
So sorry to hear - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
So very sorry this is happening. - Janet
Oh, love, I am so sorry. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hug* - Jenny H. from Android
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks everyone. When my grandfather passed in 2011, I couldn't go to the funeral because I was recovering from foot surgery. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Brian Johns
OK people - time to boil some water and get some clean towels. You guys are good at this by now.
What!!! - Anne Bouey
Here we go. - Micah
Woo! Congrats in advance, Sparky! - Louis Gray
Go Sparky go! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
(Well, really Erin.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Still pacing? :) - Anne Bouey
Oh snap! Go Erin go! Good luck Sparky! - Jonathan Disher
Update: you guys did a great job! Mom and baby girl are happy and healthy and tired. The pacing is over. If you've got cigars, bust 'em out! - Brian Johns from iPhone
Congrats! - Ken Gidley
Congrats, Brian! - Mary Carmen
Congratulations! All the babbies!!! - Melly
HOORAY! Congrats Sparky and Erin and Baby! - Jonathan Disher
Congrats Sparky!!! - Stephen Mack
CONGRATS DOOOOOOD! And why am I always the last to hear. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Congratulations! - Betsy
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Congrats, Brian! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
Welcome to new baby Johns! And congrats to the parents and sister! This has been quite the baby season. :) - Anne Bouey
Awesome! Congratulations! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Yay! Congrats, Brian! Another June FF baby! Cheers! - Tamara J. B.
Congratulations! - Jessie
Wondrous news ~ congrats!! - Web Marketing Store
Mo Kargas
The stress level in my job has become astronomical again, far more than one or even two people can handle. To the point where I dread going to work. This isn't going to stand.
:o/ Got a plan? - Melly
I'd say another job, but I don't know. I don't think there's much life left in this career. But additionally I don't know what else to do. - Mo Kargas
:( - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate -
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
"On the website for No Means No Worldwide, a rape-prevention nonprofit agency started by a San Francisco couple in Kenya, is a page of testimonial videos from girls who have experienced a verbal or physical attack. Rachael - like all of the others, a teenage girl who lives near Nairobi - described the time a man tried to lure her into his home. She yelled "No!" in front of a crowd of people, and he left her alone. Caroline used a self-defense skill called the "groin grab" to fend off a boy from her school who assaulted her. "I grabbed his groins and yelled, 'No!' " Caroline said. "I took my sweater, opened the door and ran out of the house, leaving him in pain." And there's Valentine, who recalled a time when she was 12 or 13 and a neighbor asked if she'd ever been told she was beautiful, then grabbed her breasts. She yelled at him too, told him to leave her alone, and the man walked away. Now, Valentine said into the camera, chin up and a small smile on her face, "he sees me on one... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Rape is an international epidemic, with global rates ranging widely, depending on the source, from 10 to 50 percent of women who are victims. In recent years, the problem has attracted extensive attention - from international outcry against high-profile rapes in India to increasing criticism of how college campus sexual assaults are handled in the United States. Rape puts women, and... more... - Anne Bouey
"As they built their loan program they developed relationships with families and aid workers in Nairobi, where they were basing their work. One day in 2006, Paiva was walking through a slum neighborhood with a grandmother when the conversation became alarming. "She just kept pointing out places or people who had been sexually assaulted," Paiva said. "She was telling me, 'That's a rape... more... - Anne Bouey
"The Stanford study that was published this year looked at the program in four Nairobi slum neighborhoods. It compared 1,978 girls in 31 schools who participated in the workshop to 428 girls in a control group who did not take the classes. Before the classes began, about 18 percent of girls in both groups said they had been sexually assaulted in the previous year. For the study, sexual... more... - Anne Bouey
I am so damn tired of being left out of the loop, and tired of your surprise when I call you on it.
:( - Anne Bouey
Say it were your first time on the Internet today - what would you check out first based on what you've heard off-line?
Google, - maybe a couple of newspapers. - Jennifer Dittrich
FriendFeed. ;-) - Anne Bouey
Reddit. - Akiva
Honestly, for better or worse, it would be Wikipedia. I'd open it just like cracking open the front page of the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica in the public library for the first time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I hear there are cat videos somewhere around here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd probably google myself - Rodfather
NASA images. - Joe
Where are the tubes? - Betsy
The YouTube. - Steele Lawman
Of course. - Betsy
This is what I thought of first. I guess this says what my age is, huh. - Joe
Programme guides for those tv shopping channels. My reasoning? That's exactly what my Nan did. I didn't point out her mistake because, well, it's just safer that way. If she realised the internet was like a shopping channel for all the things, well, she'd probably be homeless and destitute by the end of the month. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
I don't even spend that much time offline anymore. Back in the mid-90s - so right before Mosaic added inline graphics to the web - I remember I really wanted to check out Usenet. - Andrew C (✔) from Android - Amit Patel
Car-sized haggis smashes World Record | Metro News -
Car-sized haggis smashes World Record | Metro News
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"A haggis weighing over a tonne has stormed into the Guinness Book of World Records. The monster dish, which came in at 1.01 tonne (2,227lbs), was unveiled at Scotland’s Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. Cooked and prepared by a team of 12 at sausage and haggis maker Hall’s in North Berwick, the supersized haggis measures more than 2.5 metres in length, a metre in width and a metre in height. The haggis was cut down and sold off in individual portions (Picture: GeoBeats News/YouTube) Over 700kg (1,537lbs) of pork and pork offal was used in the haggis, as well as 333kg (734lbs) of oatmeal, 39kg (86lbs) of seasoning, and 23kg (51lbs) of onions. Wayne Godfrey, the CEO of Hall’s owner’s Browns Food Group said the haggis-makers wanted to make Scotland proud. ’2014 is the Official Year of the Haggis,’ he said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
SMH - Anne Bouey
Initially misread as world-record-sized haggis smashes car. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Anne Bouey
Buena Vista Social Club readies for farewell tour | -
Buena Vista Social Club readies for farewell tour |
"They were forgotten masters of a long-ago sound, their faces deeply lined and their hands spotted with age. Then, suddenly, at an age when many performers would be retired, the members of this old-school band found themselves playing in some of the most hallowed venues around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Sting and Shakira. After rocketing into the spotlight in the late 1990s, the Buena Vista Social Club became nothing less than Cuba's soundtrack to the world. Nearly two decades later, the remaining members of the group are preparing to disband after one last farewell tour. "Many of the musicians have their own plans," said a visibly emotional Jesus "Aguje" Ramos, a trombonist and orchestra leader who has been with the group since the beginning. "They must be given a chance." He spoke in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press before the group left Cuba last week for its globe-trotting swan song. "The name of the tour is very strong - the 'Adios Tour,'" Ramos... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:( No dates listed for the US. - Greg GuitarBuster
They made a Broadway musical version of Rocky and it looks worse than you'd think it would be. Sort of like a musical version of a colonoscopy except not as fun.
Ewww. :-P - Anne Bouey
Bumping cos I re-watched the Tonys and boy did this suck again! - Zamms
Crappy crappy crappy night's sleep. Tomorrow's gonna suck!
:-( - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Booooooo :o( - Melly
:( Gah. Hope you can nap. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-( I hope today is gentle on you. - vicster: full-bodied
OMG. Today was worse than I could have imagined. Luke had one of the worst tantrums EVER and being so sleep deprived, I completely lost it and had to walk away... crying. Thank goodness my mom and friend, Martha, made me leave the house and walk around the farm because I was dangerously close to hurting my child. Such a sucky situation. - Yvonne
*hugs* Here's to a better night's sleep tonight. - Anne Bouey
Hugs. We've all been there. You're doing a great job. - laura x from iPhone
Oh Yvonne. :-( *hugs* I'm sorry it was such an awful day. I hope you get better sleep tonight and that tomorrow goes much better. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks, all. It's hard to be away from home... The time difference and heat here is making it really hard for me to sleep well. I keep wanting to turn the A/C up (temp down), but everyone keeps saying they're cold. Plus I'm sleeping on a couch. *sigh Hoping tonight is better. - Yvonne
Sorry Yvonne, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Steve C
"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, Speaking words of wisdom, let it be And in my hour of darkness, She is standing right in front of me, Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be, let it be"
Mom has passed. - Steve C
My condolences to you and your family. Steve. (((Steve))) - Spidra Webster
Much love to you and your family, Steve. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm very sorry for your loss, Steve. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm so sorry. Love to you all. - Sucker DJ LB from Android
I am so sorry - my condolences to you and your family. - Jennifer Dittrich
My condolences, Steve. - Greg GuitarBuster
I'm so sorry, Steve. - Anika
Steve, I'm so sorry to hear. My deepest condolences to your family and you. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm sorry for your loss, Steve. - Corinne L
I'm really sorry. - Andrew C (✔)
Very sorry for your loss, Steve. - rönin
Oh Steve, I'm so sorry - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm so sorry, Steve. You and your family have my condolences. *hug* - Jenny H. from Android
*hugs* - Johnny from iPhone
Hugs Steve. My sincerest sympathies sent to you and your family. - Janet
My condolences, Steve - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Our condolences and good thoughts, Steve. - Pete
I'm sorry, Steve. - Jim: with more caffeine!
My condolences, Steve. - Eivind from Android
***hugs*** - Kirsten from Android
So so sorry. *hugs* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I'm very sorry, Steve. - Betsy
I'm so sorry, Steve. Holding you and your family close in my heart. - vicster: full-bodied
Love & condolences to you, and all her loved ones. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Take care, sir. I hope you find some peace there. - Akiva
Peace to you and yours. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, Steve. :( Sending hugs and prayers for comfort. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'm very sorry, Steve. All my love to you and your family. - Alix May
(((((((Steve))))))) - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
I'm sorry, Steve. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
My condolences, Steve. - Bren from iPhone
My condolences *hug* - Lola Bean (Penguin)
So, so sorry, Steve. - Uli
My condolences Steve - Mo Kargas
I'm so sorry for your loss, Steve. My condolences to you and your family. - Tamara from iPhone
Condolences to you. - J. Marie B
thanks everyone all siblings present and accounted for so its now like christmas instead of a funeral. gotta write a eulogy between naps the only hard part will be trimming down her awesomeness to fit in one service, - Steve C
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
Steve, I'm so sorry. *hug* - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
:( *hugs* and so sorry - Sir Shuping is just sir
*hugs* - Big Joe Silence
I'm sorry the world lost such an amazing person. I'm sure you'll do a great job representing her awesomeness. Love to you and your family. - Kristin
Thinking of you, sir. (STEVE) - SAM
Tamara J. B.
Welcome to the world, Marina Skye! Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 3:00. She weighs 5 lbs 7oz and was 18" with a very healthy set of lungs. I'm madly in love!
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EEEEEEEEEE!!! Congratulations!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 - vicster: full-bodied
Welcome, Marina. - Pete
And Happy Birthday to Miss M, too! :-D - vicster: full-bodied
Yay! Congratulations and welcome, Marina! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations!!! - Elena
w00t!!! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congratulations, Tam and Adam! And welcome, Marina! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Hooray!!! - Katy S
So exciting! - Anne Bouey
Yaaaay! - Kirsten from Android
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
CONGRATS, yay yay yay! Welcome Marina! - Stephen Mack
THE BABBY IS HERE!!!!! Congratulations!!!!1111!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox - Melly
<3 - Johnny from iPhone
Awwww! Welcome from Georgia, Marina! - Soup in a TARDIS
Woohooo!!!! - Mo Kargas
Marina!! Congratulations, Tam & Adam. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
<3 <3 <3 Awesome!!!!! :))) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hooorayyy! - Eric - For You Wack MCs! from iPhone
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
SO happy for all of you!!!!! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Mazel tov, goddammit! - Akiva
Congratulations! And welcome, Marina. - Betsy
Look at you and your baby girl, boo! Another FF baby is born. Much love to you and Adam and wee miss Marina! - Corinne L
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Beautiful baby!! <3 💓💜 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
:D O HAI! - Glen Campbell
Thanks, everyone! We're over the moon happy and excited. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! And talk about punctual...3PM on the dot! :-) - CAJ hates pants from Android
Now Tam = Tamara, Adam, and Marina. The TAM Fam! - CAJ hates pants from Android
Yay! Congrats!!!! You both look fabulous!!!!! <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congrats! - Sucker DJ LB
Gratz!!! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Congratulations to the whole family! - Tinfoil 2.0
Congrats!!!!! She is beautiful. - Mary Carmen
congratulations, :) - chaz2b
Welcome, Marina! Tam, you look wonderful! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Wonderful, and on the first day of summer the world will forever celebrate her birthday. - Steve C
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats to the parents, and welcome to the tiny one :) - Eivind from Android
Congratulations! - Maitani
I keep coming back to look again and again. She's so precious and squishy!!!! - Melly from FFHound!
yayyyyy!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Squuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeee!!! love to you three! - t-ra: taking the piss
Anne Bouey
Readers' picks: Best travel songs of all time - -
Readers' picks: Best travel songs of all time -
"Once in while, the CNN Travel braintrust blows it -- make that all the time if you happen to be @cnnalwaysblowsit47. Such was the case last year when we published our updated list of the greatest travel songs ever recorded. Sure, we included a few unassailable classics about life on the travel trail. Even @cnnisamoron231 couldn't rage against our inclusion of Willie Nelson's all-time sing-a-long "On the Road Again." But we have to admit, once in a while, @iloathecnn and @cnntroll99 have valid points to make. How exactly did we miss such obvious wanderlust ditties as the Allman Brothers Bands' "Ramblin' Man" and Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee"? These and more than 150 other musical oversights (as suggested by readers) marred what we naively assumed was a list sure to get readers humming tunes and tapping their toes -- not calling for our jobs and swinging their air guitars like Game of Thrones truncheons. Good thing defenders of never-faltering good taste and intellectual omniscience (thank you, @cnnyoushouldbeashamed) are around the make sure no misstep goes un-roasted." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I nominate Wonderlust King by Gogol Bordello :) - Ken Morley
Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West! - Eivind from Android
Eivind, that sounds like the vacation's over. ;-P - Anne Bouey
Aye :) - Eivind from Android
Born to be wild. - Joe
Corinne L
In less than 48 hours I will be en route to MD. Can't wait to see my dad and go to the beach for a couple nights to hang with my bestie since 5th grade.
We are both getting so excited because it's been 5 years since we last saw each other. A trip to Ocean City boardwalk is on the schedule for Thrasher's fries, people watching and pretending like we're in high school again. - Corinne L
We're also planning to watch Ping Pong Summer together, as it's set in OC during the 80s. Shannon lived in OC every summer since she was little, so it will be quite the trip down memory lane. - Corinne L
I'm so excited for you to have this vacation. After the rough month of May you had, it's so deserved. Have a blast. Xoxo - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Have a wonderful time! - Anne Bouey
Thanks ladies! I'll still be working while I'm gone (such is the freelance lifestyle) but there will be lots of frivolity. - Corinne L
Last time I was in the OCMD was a pre-wedding ladies weekend. so much fun! I treasure the coffee cup souvenir from that trip to this day. Have fun! - t-ra: taking the piss
Shannon & I had a blast together, though it went by too fast. Played in the Ocean City arcade until late & picked out silly prizes, went on 2 rides, ate Thrasher's fries (salt & apple cider vinegar, baby - no ketchup served!), laughed a lot. The movie was okay - they did a good job of highlighting the places that have been around since the 80s, though 3 key locations weren't actually around in 1985. - Corinne L
❤ - Alix May
Anne Bouey
Robotic stuffed seal helps soothe seniors - SFGate -
Robotic stuffed seal helps soothe seniors - SFGate
Robotic stuffed seal helps soothe seniors - SFGate
"The harp seal named Paro has white fur, blinking eyes and wagging flippers. For a medical device, it is awfully snuggly. No mere stuffed animal, Paro is a $6,000 interactive robot designed to soothe and comfort those who stroke its fuzzy head. Just don't try to make Paro swim. This summer at the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, nurses are running a pilot program to test whether Paro can be used as a therapeutic tool, instead of medication, to improve socializing and reduce anxiety among the center's elderly. Several residents have Alzheimer's, dementia and other forms of cognitive decline. One recent morning, Dorothy "Joc" Hartley, 88, sat withdrawn in a chair, her body still and head down. But when Paro was placed in her arms, she began stroking it and smiling. "You're so beautiful," she murmured. The seal looked up at her. "Mewww!" Paro isn't hard to adore. It wiggles and squeaks. It squeals angrily when held upside-down, and shakes its head when its whiskers are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Invented by the Japanese company AIST and first sold in Japan in 2005, Paro arrived in the United States in late 2009. To the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the cuddly creature is a biofeedback device and a class II medical device, the same category that spans powered wheelchairs and some pregnancy tests. About 500 Paros have been sold in the U.S., and up to 4,000 worldwide, said... more... - Anne Bouey
great idea, my mom would have loved this towards the end - maʀtha
My baby graduated 6th grade!!!!
My baby graduated 6th grade!!!!
Aww! :) - Jenny H. from Android
:) - Shevonne from iPhone
Congrats! - Stephen Mack
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Thanks! - Shevonne from iPhone
Congratulations! - Erik Retallick
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