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Steve C, Team Marina
Mom and Grandma have conspired to teach the baby to say "ma ma." Which has actually worked he now says "ma ma" to everything. The cat, the table, food and drink, dad, mom, grandma, the mailman, the stroller. All are known as "ma ma" or "ma ma ma ma ma ma ma" with an occasional click thrown in to to honor African roots i guess.
Thanks to my father my first word was "potato." He apparently stood over my crib for hours and hours repeating it again and again. - Soup in a TARDIS
Next thing to teach him is "NOT THE MAMA". - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
My sister's first word was "tiger" because I did what soup's dad did. She immediately forgot it a day or two later, and didn't say anything else for another month. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Be forewarned: there may come a time in this kid's life when you regret ever having taught him to walk or talk. ;-P - Anne Bouey
I feel that way about some of my coworkers Anne ^ - Steve C, Team Marina
How does the saying go? You spend the first part of their life teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of it telling them to sit down and shut up? ;-) - That's So CAJ!
El Conejo Viejo
A little bunneh told me that it might be Zulema's birfday today. :) -
A little bunneh told me that it might be Zulema's birfday today.  :)
Happy birthday, Z! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Z day! yay! pisces is the business, hermana mia. xo - t-ra needs this place
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! ❤️ - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Happy birthday Zulema! - Corinne L
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday, Zu! <3 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Zulema! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
🐟🐟 Feliz Cumple, water sister! :)) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Shout out to my Pisces peoples! <3 <3 <3🐠 Thanks, everyone! 💕💕 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday,Zee! - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Zuwoman! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - LB needs a vacation from Android
Thanks!! <3 💓💓 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
How do you like the knife? - Marie
I've never seen this before. Did you get it through Kickstarter or elsewhere? - Anne Bouey I'm interested in hearing Zulema's review. I didn't have the $ to get in on this but it seems like a good idea. - Spidra Webster
It's pretty cool! I need to practice it better but I love how it makes the butter like spaghetti. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
t-ra needs this place
it's rudi's birthday? when is rudi's birthday? is it now?
it is indeed now! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, Rudi - #cryptic
Happy birthday! - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday, Rudi! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday! - MoTO Boychick Devil
Where's the cake? 🎂 There it is! - Julian
Happy bday! - Joe
hope your day was awesome! you were the first DM I exchanged on ffeed. #historical - t-ra needs this place
Anne Bouey
6.0 Earthquake centered a few miles away did some damage here.
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I was like "HOLY HELL!!!1!1!" until I realised the portrait photos are landscape here :) - Johnny from iPhone
Whoa. Everybody okay? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Hope y'all are ok. - Kirsten from Android
Everyone is fine. Despite what the photos show, the house didn't flip over! Pics just showed up sideways. :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
When I saw the epicenter, I wondered if you guys were unscathed. Glad to hear. - Anika
Power is out so we'll see if there's damage to the house in daylight. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
that poor pineapple ;) (glad everyone is ok) - ellbeecee from Android
Glad you're okay. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe! - Kristin from iPhone
I didn't think it was that big! It woke us up, but I was thinking it was in the 4.x range. I'm glad you are okay and hope that, in the daylight, the damage isn't worse. - vicster.
Glad you're OK. - Eric Logan
I'm glad you guys are okay. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Glad you're all ok! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
But how is the beautiful deck??? Oh and the kitty? :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Very glad you guys are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard where it was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeesh. Felt it here in Sac so I knew it had to be a big one. Glad you're okay, Anne. - Corinne L
Just saw the news and raced to check in. I'm glad you're okay! - joey
Glad you're ok! I now understand why the previous owners of my house had baby proofing on lower AND upper cabinets. Wondering if I should put them back on... - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
^ Good idea - Stephan Planken from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - VALZONE#SCREWED
Earthquake putty for display items. Can't recommend it enough <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Glad you're OK. "hugs" - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
(((( )))) ... hope you are doing OK!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Glad to hear you're OK! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Scary. I felt it all the way down here in Watsonville. - Rodfather from Android
glad you all are ok! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy to hear that no one was hurt! - Jenny H. from Android The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Apart from that person spamming your feed, that petition has hardly any signups, only 156 but they need 100,000! I doubt its success - Halil
Scott. Cat Herder.
So since this place is going into obscurity shortly, as good a place to share as any. It's amazing the impact that, even if briefly, people have on your life. An old friend and coworker took his life yesterday and it's been much harder than even I would have thought. He was one of the most quirky, brilliant people I ever had the chance to know.
I'm so sorry, Scott. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
My condolences, Scott. - imabonehead
Oh I'm so sorry. - Carmen
Oh, Scott. I'm sorry. *gentle hand squeeze* Condolences to those who knew and loved him. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I'm so sorry, Scott. :( - Laura
*hugs* - Kirsten
I'm so sorry. **hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
I am so sorry. Sending good thoughts to you and his family & friends. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Jeez. Sorry for your loss. - Joe
oh, i'm so sorry, scott. :( - holly #ravingfangirl
I'm so sorry, Scott. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so sorry to hear, Scott. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
My condolences. - MoTO Boychick Devil
I'm sorry, Scott. :( - Kristin
Oh man. I'm so sorry. - Yolanda
I'm sorry. - Eric - Final Countdown
I'm sorry Scott. *hugs* - Hedgehog
Thanks all, just needed to get if off my chest. - Scott. Cat Herder.
I'm so very sorry. More *hugs* - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry to hear this, Scott. - Corinne L
My condolences, Scott - CarlC
I'm sorry, Scott. My condolences. - Victor Ganata
I'm sorry, Scott. - bentley
I'm so sorry, Scott. - Katy S
Our condolences Scott. {Scott} - Pete's Got To Go
I'm so sorry for your loss. :( - LB needs a vacation from Android
I'm so sorry, Scott. For you and your friend's loved ones. It's just an awful, horrible thing, and so terribly sad. *hugs* - vicster.
I'm so sorry, Scott. *hugs* - Alix May
Anne Bouey
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing -
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing
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"It's known that kids say the darndest things...but this also holds true with their tears. Most times, they'll cry about absolutely nothing and everytime it's absolutely hilarious." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"He meet Bill Murray" LOL - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
"He didn't want to share his leg hole" :D - Eivind
Not being allowed to have more bacon is NOT nothing!!!!! - Melly
It might be when there's a fair bit of bacon already on your plate :P - Soup in a TARDIS
That's totally not the point! - Melly
"We took her to a Justin Bieber concert." <--that's not trivial, not even with a set of noise cancelling headphones! - April Russo (FForever!)
#14 & #22 seem related. - April Russo (FForever!) The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Anne Bouey
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed - -
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed -
"The head of a $2 trillion investment fund has revealed he quit his job after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a note listing 22 special moments in her life he had missed. California-based Mohamed El-Erian shocked the financial world when he announced his resignation as chief executive of PIMCO in January 2014. Mr El-Erian, who made $100 million 2011 alone, said in a recent essay for Worth that his wife and daughter were at the heart of his decision to quit." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Wow. - Joe
Just like Urban Meyer. But then he un-quit. - Marie
I think he received a wake-up call - Mo Kargas The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Anne Bouey
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz -
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz
"Forget Colorado, stoners. The real frontier of narcotic edibles is in Shaanxi province, China. A restaurant owner there just confessed to police that to keep customers coming back, he had infused his noodles with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of pulverized poppy buds—which can contain narcotics like morphine and codeine—that he bought in August for 600 yuan ($98). Apparently, it worked; the restaurant boss said customer numbers leapt (link in Chinese) after he started using his “special” seasoning. Chinese authorities say doses were enough to addict frequent diners, reports the South China Morning Post (paywall). Police launched an investigation only after one of the restaurant’s repeat customers tested positive for opiates in a routine urine screen. But Zhang, the shop owner, wasn’t the first Chinese restaurateur to strike upon this idea—not by a long shot. An investigative report in 2011 found that illegal poppy products are available in Shaanxi markets—with restaurant owners being the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Restaurant owners all over China have long embraced this customer retention trick. Last year, two restaurants in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou were caught adding pulverized poppies to their food. The prior year, seven restaurants in Ningxia were found to be dousing their hotpot soups with morphine. A Sichuan restaurant has repeatedly been found to feature codeine as a “secret... more... - Anne Bouey
Ah, entrepreneurship... - Eivind
"The 26-year-old diner whose urine test exposed the noodle shop’s secret is still in prison for drug use—even though further police testing suggested he tested positive as a result of the poppy-laced noodles. “Whether it’s through self-inflicted drug use or unwitting food consumption, it’s still drug use,” says local police chief Ma Yubin told the Xi’an Evening News. “The law doesn’t draw a sharp distinction between the two.”" Oh, China. - Jessie
I'm both excited and appalled by this... - Hookuh Tinypants
Sounds like the police chief needs his noodles spiked. - Todd Hoff The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Anne Bouey
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire -
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
"According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents. So, from the peanut gallery of those who loved being read to (and still wouldn’t say no to a bedtime story): 50 books that every parent should read to their child. For the purposes of this list, we’re only considering books aimed primarily at children under 10 (according to the School Library Journal), which means you won’t find outstanding children’s chapter books like The Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, or C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia here, nor will you find mention of your favorite bespectacled wizard — the idea being that these are books kids are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I recently realized that The Little Prince is considered to be a children's book... I was astonished. - Lo
My kids were completely mystified by The Little Prince. - Stephen Mack
Great list, though. I'd quibble about which Roald Dahl book they picked, but beyond that not many complaints. - Stephen Mack
I'd add "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen. (Here's a version being read: - Stephen Mack
And no Wrinkle In Time? - Stephen Mack
I first read Library Lion as a grown-up when I was cataloguing a Spanish edition. I *adore* the drawings. The one that stands out is when the lion is outside, standing in the rain. - bentley
Quite a few of my favorites from childhood are in there! :D - Soup in a TARDIS
I help with 'Reading Partners', and go to a Sunnyvale elementary school and read with 2nd and 3rd graders twice a week for 45 minutes. Last year my 2 girls increased their reading levels dramatically and it is very rewarding. I think I have read most of those books to them over the year. - sam williams
Cool thanks Anne - Steve C, Team Marina The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Mary Carmen
Little Nyce#2 is a girl. She's looking healthy and big. Due date 7/4/15.
<3 - Starmama
Exciting! - Anne Bouey
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Yay! Sisters! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Hey FF folks, enter the baby pool for Little Nyce#2! - Stephen Mack The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
t-ra needs this place
meanwhile, I also need some crucial advice. this dude I'm totally gaga over going on 2 years now came to my birthday party and danced with me, hung out the whole time, then helped me take the decorations down... point of the story is a lady friend mentioned the next day that he was obviously being more than friendly nice and I should follow up...
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so last night I sent an email thanking him for coming and for the help with stuff and included my number. this morning there was a reply message from 1 am that ended with 'I got your number give a shout anytime' and his number. now what? - t-ra needs this place
Call him back. - Joe
Oh jeez that's confusing! Give a shout? "I got your number but I want you to give me a shout"... I don't know what to do with that. Does he want you to make the move like he's not sure about your feelings for him? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
some background: when I met him about 2 yrs ago he had just moved here with his gf. they split at the end of last year but I don't know the details. and when I say this guy is perfect, I am not kidding. like I could not make it up how rad he is. - t-ra needs this place
Z, yes thankyou! exactly! that sounds to me like 'sure let's be in touch but don't get the wrong idea'. - t-ra needs this place
There's only one way to find out. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
how? seriously. Ima need step by step 'don't fuck this up' instructions. - t-ra needs this place
I hope the Ffellas are reading this & realizing just how challenging it can be for the Ffemmes in a situation like t-ra's. We like you, we think you might like us, but the response to our overture is lukewarm, as we see it. - Corinne L
Wait 2-3 days to see if he calls, then call? That's a really stupid thing for him to have emailed. - Meg VMeg
Call him. :-) - lris from Android
Also, I have no experience or authority in this area of life. But I say just call him. - lris from Android
I will agree with the suggestion provided by Iris. - Julian
Speaking as a guy: CALL HIM. Sometimes the response seems lukewarm cos we're too chickenshit to show how into a woman we really are. - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
Thank you Joe! T-ra, go for it. Ask him to coffee so there's no chance of drunken shenanigans making things more confusing to start with. - Corinne L
Gaby and Alison explain: - Julian
Yeah, give him a call. Guys are usually not so good at reading subtle signals, or even blatant signals. - Joe
Call him :-) - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I just looked up 'anytime' and it means NOW or LATER. CHOOSE NOW. - Micah from FFHound!
"Hey, I just got your email and thought I'd take you up on your offer to call. Any interest in getting coffee later?" - lris from Android
"Hey, I just met you 2 years ago, and this is crazy, but you said anytime so call me maybe?" - Micah from iPhone
omg, I hate that kind of response! Here's the ball, I gace t to you! And you... walked it back?? gah! I got no advice other than life is short,t ake the chance, and we got your back! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Even though I'm the absolute worst at this, I'd say give him a call in the next couple of days. - Jennifer Dittrich
Call him! You miss 100% of the opportunities you don't take ... or something less motivational poster like. - Kristin from iPhone
Go for it. :) - Anne Bouey
Holy crap, ambiguous e-mail response! Well if it were me, I'd call him up and be like "So what's with the ambiguous e-mail, bruh?" because I'm at an age where I have run out of fucks to give. :) Do you have any bands you want to go see coming up? Or any fun outings you can think of? You can easily turn this into a chill opportunity by just calling him up and saying "Hey, X band is... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm with Big Joe Silence on this one. And Joe, for that matter. (That is: Not only "call him" but "some/most men are pretty awful at picking up signals." Speaking only for myself, to be sure.) - walt crawford
I feel like he didn't man up. Agree with Hookuh. If you've been in each other's lives for a couple years now, why waste anymore time? Just go do something and ask him if he wants to date or just be friends. It's not high school. - Gabrielle
thanks so much y'all. as always you help keep my head on straight. after some thought, lady friend advice, and a nap, I decided I'll text him tomorrow about a benefit show I'm going in the event he wants to join me. It's earlier in the evening and over by 10 so things shouldn't get too crazy. If it still isn't clear after that, Ima leave it alone. Ain't nobody got time to mess with a dude who don't know. - t-ra needs this place
This last and final display name is for my country sister Trish. She calls me Moniqua in private. FriendFeed has yielded me so many loving people and friendships, and I am sad to see it go, but I am on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and everything else, so you will always be able to find me when you need a laugh. I love you all.
<3 - Louis Gray
Love you too, Momo. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Love you, Momo. - Anne Bouey
*heart* - Micah from iPhone
Big Sis, 4ever, Momo. Even when I'm a little shit. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Moniqua!!!!! <3 - Trish R from iPhone
I love you too. Never have I regretted following you here :) - Pete's Got To Go
Love you! - LB needs a vacation from Android
We'll always have Lil' Kim's Hard Core. <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Anne Bouey
I've never read anything written by Terry Pratchett. I'm so impressed by the outpouring of love for him. What would you recommend as a first book?
I think "The Colour of Water" is in the house somewhere, unless Kelly took it. It was the only legitimate paperback I bought in Beijing. - Jessie
In a lot of ways, "Going Postal" can be a good start (the world he's built is pretty well established, but the character you're starting with is new, and building a new life.) "Nation," as a stand alone, is also pretty great, but unrelated to the Discworld stuff. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks for the recommendations. :) - Anne Bouey - depending on what you like, I would say either the Tiffany Aching novels ("young adult"), Death series, Witches series, or Guards series would be best. Rincewind series were the first, and most Douglas Adams-ish, and he grew away from that direction over time. Still enjoyable. - Andrew C (✔)
I loved "Witches Abroad" and his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, "Good Omens" - vicster.
'Equal Rites' is a fun satire. 'Pyramids' is fun for all the wordplay. Any of the Rincewind books ('Color of Magic', 'Light Fantastic', 'Interesting Times' are my faves) are hilarious. - Anika
Thanks, all. :) - Anne Bouey
I'll second Good Omens since it's standalone. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thank you. - Anne Bouey
Mark H
I asked this earlier on other social networks with likes/faves but no answers so I'll ask here: if you're in a pub and someone - staff or punter - drops a glass does everyone else in the venue cheer loudly? This is typical in British pubs but I'm wondering if it's the same the world over.
Not common in Turkey. - O.S.M.
I think "Cheer Loudly" would be default behavior in American Bar as well #nottthatIhavemuchexperiencinbarsyouunderstand - WarLord
I've never experienced it, with everyone cheering loudly. At house parties, or when out with a group, the group may say something like "Party foul", or "That's alcohol abuse." But it doesn't apply to everyone in the room, just the group. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I think it'd be more likely to happen amongst a group of friends - "smooth move!" But when you don't know the person, you're more polite. - Spidra Webster
Interesting. I think, over here, amongst friends you keep quiet and are typically British and embarrassed into silence because one of your group has drawn attention in some way whereas when it's another group or, more likely, someone behind the bar then we engage "British Abroad" mode and go full loud-mouth-yob-shout-loud-point-laugh at them. - Mark H
I'm representative of some but the people to really ask are college boys...they may well do that. - Spidra Webster
I've been places (not specifically bars, but small restaurants/dinners) where everyone kind of goes "OOOH!" but not in a mean way. Other times someone yells "clean up!" - Heather
From my SoCal experience, it depends on the pub. In the fun ones, you'll get cheers. In the ones that cater to foodies & other boring people, you hear gasps and there's rubbernecking. - Anika
I've witnessed more what Heather described in bars (or anywhere) than anything else. More sympathetic than otherwise. - Anne Bouey
I've personally hollered "job opening!" in jest and I've heard cheering on occasion in rowdier places. Better than making the wait staff feel embarrassed about it, right? - Jenny H. from Android
Why would a pub hire a football punter? - Joe
In my pub-going days, shouting and applause and warm mockery were the standard. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
The role of the punter is to kick a small thing through a large gap some variable distance away. The question you've got to ask, Joe, is why a pub wouldn't hire someone to do this. - Mark H
True. - Joe
+ - Amir
It was once common in diners in the Midwest US to applaud. It was in the army mess too. - Michael W. May
Mazel tov! - Mike Nencetti
Cheers with this common in Scotland too! - Son of Groucho
I think most Norwegians will pretend not to notice to lessen the embarrassment for the dropper. We may even feel a little bit of the embarrassment ourselves. At least during the first ten pints. - Eivind
Michael W. May
Married people #weddingday (@ Raceway Rotary Park w/ @ambertides)
Married people #weddingday (@ Raceway Rotary Park w/ @ambertides)
Yay! Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations, to you both! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
<3 You two!!!! :))) Congratulations!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations! - Spidra Webster
Congratulations! I'm very happy for the two of you! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Yay! Congrats :) - Eivind
Congratulations! - Anika
Felicidades! Yay! Boom! - t-ra needs this place from Android
Congratulations! I love you, guys! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats - obe
w00t! :) - El Conejo Viejo
Congratulations! - Corinne L
Congratulations! Mazel tov! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congrats! - Yolanda from Android
:D❤ thanks, /all/ y'all; without FF and Friendfeeders, it would have been so much harder to find one another - Michael W. May from Android
<3 <3 <3 Thank you for letting me be part of your wonderful day!! - Laura
Congratulations! <3 <3 <3 - AJ Batac
bless you - ...Virüs...
Congratulations! - Maitani
Congratulations!!! - Katie
:))) <333 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
*bump* (Thank you FF.) - Alix May
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Anne Bouey
September 23, 2007 to April 9, 2015 An extraordinary time of my life.
Your friendship is one of the best things to come of FriendFeed, Anne. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
What a sweet thing to say, Kevin. I have so enjoyed my friendship with you and Rachel. Closing FF won't change that. :) <3 - Anne Bouey
Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? -
Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?
In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word “expat”. - Halil from Bookmarklet
expat is a term reserved exclusively for western white people going to work abroad. Africans are immigrants. Arabs are immigrants. Asians are immigrants. However, Europeans are expats because they can’t be at the same level as other ethnicities. They are superior. Immigrants is a term set aside for ‘inferior races’. - Halil
never thought about it this way before, interesting - Halil
Although expat can refer to both temporary and permanent residents, I always thought of it as temporary and immigrant as permanent. - Anne Bouey
I've wondered about this, though the first time I remember hearing the term it was used in a history lesson to describe both black and white Americans living in Paris in the early 20th century. The only times I can remember anyone contemporarily referred to as an "ex-pat" they've been white, and often have been living abroad for longer than the "immigrants" in the US on temporary work visas. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's not just about race. Actually, it is more about the status and profession of the person. A person with a higher social status and a job that requires hihger education, pays well and gives a position that is perceived to be more prestigious will be called an expat, regardless of his/her race or nationality while a simple worker will be called an immigrant. Likewise, you can well be... more... - grizabella from Android
Yeah, the difference does seem to be mostly about privilege on multiple axes. - Victor Ganata
after posting my comment above, i saw this on fb from a polish guy, which is more or less in line with what i think...and it is first hand experience: "Non-Eastern European white people.* I was an immigrant in America when teenagers holding the confederate flag egged my house and the police hung up on my father because of his accent, and I'm an immigrant here in Europe when people ask... more... - grizabella
Sure, privilege (and the lack thereof) functions on multiple dimensions and distinctions are on a spectrum rather than between discrete categories. It's never all or nothing, black or white. - Victor Ganata
I've always thought of it as a world relative to the group. If I settle elsewhere then I am an expat. To the people in the area I'm settling I'm an immigrant. - Todd Hoff
Yeah, expat is closer to emigrant, not immigrant. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
It probably varies from region to region, but my impression is that in the Philippines people from ASEAN countries and from other former colonies of European countries tend to get called immigrants while people from East Asia, Europe, or the Americas tend to get called ex-pats. It kind of seems to map along lines of privilege, particularly economic privilege and also by the perceived strength of the person's home country (and this perception can vary widely from person to person.) - Victor Ganata
Jenny H.
My husband is coming home tonight! My husband is coming home tonight! My husband is coming home tonight! My husband is coming home tonight! *happy dances*
Yay! - Anne Bouey
*puts on 70's bow-chicka music* Awwwww yeaahhhhhhh. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Mine too! Mine too! Mine too! =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
El Conejo Viejo
Only 24 more bunnehs until Ragnarok. - El Conejo Viejo from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - El Conejo Viejo
*nose bump* - t-ra needs this place
Good morning, Bunneh. :) - Anne Bouey
and we don't even have Odin and Thor to fight on our side in Ragnarok :|, good morning btw - -سعید همیشه سبز -؟
Good morning, Beautiful. *nose bump* :) - El Conejo Viejo
Good morning, Anne. :) - El Conejo Viejo
Good morning, saeed. :) - El Conejo Viejo
Jim #teamFFrank
My name is nobody.
Only to FB, not to us. :) - Anne Bouey
laura x
It's not that I thought FriendFeed would last forever. It's just that I thought we'd have migrated to some other backwater of the Internet before it died.
Yeah. - Kristin
Yup. I kinda feel homeless. - Mary Carmen
It's hard to find a similar combination of features & community. - John (bird whisperer)
I kept hoping. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Have to cobble together 2 or 3 services to equal on Friendfeed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think it's not only finding features & community but "backwater." Need I mention what happens when you get 10,000+ library folks joining a social network aggregation? (It's five letters beginning with a misleading trio, for those of you not already burned...) - walt crawford
I think we can create the LSW somewhere else, but I will miss the other half with the interaction with normal people not calling themselves librarians. And they even put up with us, the librarian mafia. I am not sure that will happen elsewhere. - Joe
An excellent point, Joe. - walt crawford
I've often wondered - and have grown to believe - that the fact that this place is so highly populated and influenced by The Librarian Mafia, is what keeps it so "civil." You folks are trained (or so I'm given to believe) in rigorous in inquiry and reasoned discourse. Wherever the librarians go is where I want to be. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Yes. I came for the librarians, I stayed for the Friendfeeders. - bentley
It was always fun to watch the librarians venture out into the FF sea; I always hoped they stay. - Anne Bouey
I'm very glad I stayed. - bentley
I came for the FFeeders and stayed for the librarians. The Librarian Mafia better find a way to let us novitiates and wannabes know where they go next! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Anybody awake?
Yep. :/ - Kristin
I made a thing. - Micah
Another Internet Daughter? - Kristin
uh... - Bren
Yep. - bentley
Yeah. But, cali time. - chrisofspades
Tell us about the thing. - Marie
Yes. - Corinne L
Yep - Tamara J. B.
Well, if you used Claudio's archiver, I made a custom version of the json file to HTML utility. This extended version creates numbered multiple files (linked to each other) instead of one ginormous web page file. - Micah
So, uh, for those of us who haven't used Claudio's archiver yet, do we have to do that first and then this? I know nothing about this kind of stuff. - Kristin
You're speaking a foreign language. - Anne Bouey
Hi! - Stephen Mack
Yup. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
You betcha. - Iain Baker
Yep. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
time for work unfortunately :-( - Heleninstitches #teamff
I'm awake now... need to go back to sleep though. *yawn* Going through best of day and getting weepy. :') - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I was up then and still am. Although technically I should be awake as I'm at work. :) - That's So CAJ!
LOL - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Still awake work to do, though. - April Russo (FForever!)
All night, as usual. - Julian
Not yet. - El Conejo Viejo from Android
Man oh man, I miss being on here at ungodly hours. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Ungodly hours are the best hours :-) - Adam B aka Daddy Mohican from FFHound(roid)!
Yaaaasss! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Frown bomb from the kid.
Frown bomb from the kid.
Compare to the kid in this picture. - Joe
How many inches has he grown? - Anne Bouey
I'd say probably 2+ feet over the last 7 years. - Joe
And he probably has a few more inches to go! - Anne Bouey
I just looked at the measuring wall. He was 4 foot 3 inches at the beginning of 2008, so he has grown maybe 1 feet and 8 or 9 inches in that time. - Joe
This is the best teenager picture in the history of ever. - Catherine Pellegrino
Anne Bouey
Late lunch
Grilled Asparagus Salad...yum! - Anne Bouey
So glad you explained. I'm on a small device and can't expand the image and it looked like you were eating a massive bowl of boiled sweets! - Soup in a TARDIS
Mmmmm....candy salad.... - Jessie
A bowl of sweets might be nice, but boiled? Eww. The salad is tasty though. - Anne Bouey
Isn't boiled sweets what UK folks call hard candy? - Corinne L
I'm a US folk but, yes, I meant hard candy. We always called them "boiled sweets" in my house (particularly if they were of the horrible old style, like those shitty ones wrapped to look like strawberries) - Soup in a TARDIS
HA HA HA! Your family is very wise. Those strawberry candies were quite awful. Wasn't there a pineapple one that was equally as awful? - Corinne L
There were pineapple ones too? Ugh, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little! - Soup in a TARDIS from iPhone
Anne Bouey
#askmeanything I'll play. (but I'm not very good with favorites)
What brought you to FF? - LB needs a vacation from Android
Have you always lived in California? - vicster.
Is the job you have now the one you wanted when you were little? - Spidra Webster
My son signed me up on FF before it was launched (9/23/07). He's one of the founders. :) - Anne Bouey
What makes for a good salad, in your opinion? - Meg VMeg
Is Jim your favorite? (Feel free to not answer, just making a joke.) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Except for eight years in Colorado I've spent my life here. I'm a native San Franciscan. - Anne Bouey
What are some of the top travel spots still to visit on your bucket list? - Tamara J. B.
My job is the one I wanted when I was little, but I'd probably have changed it if I had been choosing in my 20s. - Anne Bouey
A sweet childhood memory? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
A good salad, hmm. Spinach with fruit and nuts. - Anne Bouey
Jim is my favorite son. :) - Anne Bouey
I'd still like to see South America, Russia, more of Africa, and much of the mideast (not likely to happen). I regret missing the opportunity to see Egypt when it was stable. - Anne Bouey
I have general happy childhood memories with my family until my mom died when I was eleven. That made us grow up pretty fast. There's a lot I don't recall until I'm reminiscing with my brothers. - Anne Bouey
A sweet memory you have with your children? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Cross-country skiing with them in Colorado. I was very pregnant with the last one and carried another on my back. My husband also had one on his back and was pulling a sled with the oldest in it. - Anne Bouey
Who is your favorite relative by marriage living in the hood in So Cal? (PS don't forget I know where you live) - Steve C, Team Marina
Oh, Steve C., you, of course, in the LB area. :) - Anne Bouey
I'll take it. Follow up which of your kids is your favorite? And which is your least favorite? And what does it take to jump ahead of your least favorite and into your family? - Steve C, Team Marina
I'm going to be that mom at whose funeral each of the kids shows up wearing an I'm Mom's Favorite shirt because I secretly told each of them he/she was my favorite. :) You're already a part of the family, no need to do anything more. - Anne Bouey
Will you marry me? - Melly
Which do you think will get you first, instant karma or the rhythm? - Corinne L
Are you religious, Anne? - Jenny H. from Android
Which of the kitties is your favorite? - Jessie
Melly, of course, but I come with four grown kids. :) - Anne Bouey
Corinne, definitely the rhythm. - Anne Bouey
Janet, I'll have to think about that one. :) - Anne Bouey
Jenny, yes. - Anne Bouey
Jessie, hmmm. - Anne Bouey
I know. You have three winners at home, so it's hard to choose. - Jessie
I'm sure you can't decide, Anne, because Butterbuns is not currently in residence. He's clearly the best. - Soup in a TARDIS
Best compliment ever received? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
China says wants Taiwan participation in war commemoration - Yahoo News -
"China wants Taiwan to participate in commemorations later this year to mark the end of World War Two, and also plans events commemorating the end of Japanese rule over the island, a Chinese government spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping will oversee a military parade, reception and evening gala for the war anniversary, which is likely to be marked in September, and will invite leaders from major participants in the war, the foreign ministry has said though it has not said who. After World War Two, Chinese communists and nationalists resumed a civil war that ended when nationalist forces withdrew to Taiwan in 1949. Though ruled separately, China claims Taiwan as its own, and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its rule." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" While China's ruling Communist Party never misses an opportunity to remind people of its struggle against the Japanese, a lot of the fighting was actually done by the forces of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government. Chiang's government had already assumed control in Taiwan in 1945 when the Japanese left, four years before his administration fled there after loosing the civil war." - Jessie
" Japan's rule in Taiwan is seen by some as having been good for the development and governance the Japanese bought. Perceptions of Japan in other parts of Asia, particularly in China and Korea, are often deeply negative. Nationalist Chinese rule post-1945 is thought of less positively by many Taiwanese, because of the long period of martial law it ushered in." - Jessie
What are the chances? - Anne Bouey
Slim to none. Taiwan is already holding their own celebrations and China's not invited. So, no. ;-) - Jessie
Not surprising. - Anne Bouey
t-ra needs this place
I can't deal with this right now, y'all. Without this place, without all you beautiful people... I can't fathom it. WORST birthday present EVER.
*hugs* - Kirsten
I am ALL about the Hail Mary hope on this one. Someone please save us!!! - t-ra needs this place
*hugs* - Heather
it's your birthday today? *hugs* and happy day! (even with this bad bad news!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday Tamara *hugs * - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! And sorry :( - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday! - Andrew C (✔)
Happy birthday, hermana! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday, Tamara! - Anne Bouey
It gets better. Is that when that's appropriate? In any case please find some happy on your happy bday. - Steve C, Team Marina
Happy Birthday! - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
Sorry about the bad news, but Happy Birthday! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy birthday anyway,T-Ra. - Micah from FFHound!
Happy Birthday! - vicster.
Happy You Day, tamara sabine - Michael W. May
Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday in spite of FF. - LB needs a vacation from Android
Happy birthday!! - Tamara J. B.
Happy Birthday, Tam. I know the feeling, they announced the sale before my birthday. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Happy birthday, lovely. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday! - joey
Happy belated birthday, sweetheart. - Alix May from iPhone
oh my gosh y'all. thanks so much for the well wishes! my birthday is actually tomorrow. The Big 4-0! - t-ra needs this place
Happy birthday :-) - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday + hugs! - Galadriel C.
Happy birthday, doll! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Tamara! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Going back through my DMs, semi-DMs and other stuff I posted privately to 'save'—it's overwhelming. In an extremely good way. My feels are exhausted for tonight. Sleep well, all.
G'night, Micah. :) - Anne Bouey
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
Amit Patel
After driving past Shasta I saw an amazing sky.
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Glowing colors coming from behind distant mountains. Gold and pink wispy clouds in front of fading blue skies. Snow capped volcanoes reflecting orange light. Magical. - Amit Patel
We're going to miss all your lovely photos, Amit. :) - Anne Bouey
Anne, come visit Instagram (amitp487) or flickr (amitp) or 500px (amitp)! :) I'm most active on FriendFeed, but Instagram is probably second. - Amit Patel
Thanks, Amit. :) - Anne Bouey
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