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Shannon - GlassMistress
I do not own the Graceland CD ... should I?
Sure! - Julian
I like most of it. Doesn't necessarily mean you will. - Walt Crawford
You mean Paul Simon - Graceland? - Steve C Team Marina
Most definitely. - Hookuh Tinypants
*thumbs up* - MoTO: Team Marina
My fish deposit should be getting there now. Use it to get Graceland. One of best complete albums of all time. - Steve C Team Marina
Graceland is one of the (if not THE) best albums of the 1980's. Get it. - Glen Campbell
Is Rdio free in the U.S.? Here's a fantastic track where Paul Simon talks about the evolution of the Graceland album: http://rd.io/x/QTIaxTdeXTR4/ - Ken Morley
I grew up on S & G, adore Negotiations and Love Songs (which has a few of Graceland's songs) but somehow missed Graceland. I'm in the mood for some new old music :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I was temping at an office when Graceland came out and that CD was on continuous play in our back office. - bentley
Yes. :) - Anne Bouey
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Looks like we're going to have to walk away from this new adoption situation. I was very angry earlier but now I'm just sad. The dishonesty of some people in this world is sickening and disgusting especially when the life of a child is at stake. I pray that the child is born healthy and somehow someway ends up in a good home. It just won't be ours.
I'm sorry things took a bad turn. I hope that you guys can get Lincoln a little sibling soon. - Anika
I'm so sorry. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's alright. I was already a bit uncomfortable with the speed at which we were having to rush to get things squared away to make this happen. Now that the birth mother has revealed her true colors it makes the decision to walk away a bit easier. I hate shady people. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I hope your next adoption experience is better. - John (bird whisperer)
If nothing else this has forced us to get off our butts and get our stuff in order so that we're good to go when we're truly ready to start the next adoption. Our new home study will be complete by the end of this month. That will be a major hurdle jumped. And much faster than it took the last time. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Hang in there, DB. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry that it took such an awful turn but am glad that you were able to extricate your family from the situation. I hope that your next birth family is a lot more honest with you. - vicster: full-bodied
We've got our hands full with Linky right now. His little brother or sister will come along whenever they're supposed to be here. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'm sorry, DB. - Tamara J. B.
Oh no. :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - Jenny H. from Android
How disappointing that must be. I'm sorry. - Anne Bouey
How disappointing that must be. I'm sorry. - Amir
You're a good person. - Steve C Team Marina
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Workin' for the man again. Gotta start going to bed at a decent time again. Good night y'all.
G'night, DB. :) - Anne Bouey
DB, Lil LB's Dad
We realized we hadn't done any formal pictures of Lincoln in a while. The situation was rectified this past weekend. #babyburnsnumber1
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What a gorgeous family! - Anika
Beautiful! - Anne Bouey
The kid is super cute and all but your wife's a babe. :) - Steve C Team Marina
You know it Steve. I wonder every day how I ended up with such a beautiful catch. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
LB! :D - LB: Water Witch
Note to selves. Don't schedule a photo shoot in the middle of what's supposed your baby's normal nap time. I'm honestly surprised we got any usable shots. He was not a happy camper for most of our time there. These are literally the best shots. That said I think these came out well. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy Birthday, Iain Baker!
Happy birthday! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Iain! - Big Joe Silence
Happy Birthday music hero! - Steve C Team Marina
Happy happy! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday Iain! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, man. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, Iain! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy happy! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack
Hope you've had a great day! - LB: Water Witch from Android
Happy birthday - Eric - It's My Thing
Happiest of birthdays! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Happy belated birthday! - Jenny H. from Android
Aw, thanks everyone! Had a wonderful day, party in the garden, with friends, family, food and wine until the wee small hours. All good x - Iain Baker
Stephen Mack
Happy Seventh Birthday, Sophie - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
Sophie in 2014, at the Mountain View Farmer's Market again
Happy birthday! :) - Eivind
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy 7th birthday! :D - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday! - Maitani
:) Happy birthday - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Sophie! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday to Sophie! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks, all! Her birthday was Tuesday; we celebrated at her school on the day (goodie bags for everyone!), and had some pizza with family and friends Tue night. Then she has a small party this weekend with some of her other friends. This is on the heels of doing the same with Sammy last week. And then they each are attending other parties. So it's six parties in two weeks. I'm exhausted. I do feel bad for Sophie having to always have her birthday right after her brother's. - Stephen Mack
Belated happy birthday, Sophie! - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Sophie Day! - Louis Gray
Happy birthday to Sophie! Seven is a great age. - Corinne L
Belated Happy Birthday to Sophie! Such a beautiful baby growing into such a lovely young lady! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Belated Sophie! I love the girl you're growing up to be! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday! You haven't aged a bit. - Brian Johns
^ ha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Micah
5 minutes. FIVE MINUTES before the ending.
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Enough Said. Literally, I guess. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The butler did it. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
:( That's horrible! - Anne Bouey
Indeed. Damn butler. - Eivind from Android
A Gunny named Slickback
Good morning Friendfeed. Today I celebrate being tobacco free for a whole month!
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Congrats!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Congrats, pal! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats and HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! #ffundercats - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Gunneh! - Jenny H. from Android
GO GUNNEH GO! - MoTO: Team Marina
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! - LB: Water Witch 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
Starmama
Searches in forums turn up many many postings by people who own properties in East and West Oakland bitching about section 8 and talking about "section 8 people" like we are the scum of the earth and less than human.
I think there should be a new law for humans. If you're going to make a statement like that, you should be forced to walk in their shoes! - Mo Kargas
One of the potential jurors was like that. I wanted to punch him in the face. - Anika
That's awful. :( - Jenny H. from Android
smh - Anne Bouey
been there and fought hard. Once when I was working in a restaurant peeps were bitching about sect 8 and such and how can they do that etc and I turned around and said I am one of "those" and never heard a word about it again. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Most of the feedback I've gotten outside of here & Facebook is along the lines of "get a job stop wasting my tax money" because of course the assholes don't even understand how section 8 works or what it is. (this part is about jerks in general, not the landlord jerks) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I unfriended my aunt on Facebook because she was spewing ignorant hate speech about people who need government assistance and why hard working tax payers shouldn't have to support them. I wanted to tell her that my dad was on government assistance when he died, but I bit my tongue. I don't have room for that vitriol in my life. - Jenny H. from Android
Empathy is lacking because nobody (that's an asshat) realizes just how close we all are to economic collapse - one bad hospital stay for instance any unexpected thing can put us over the edge... Be well you are in my thoughts - WarLord
If I feel like engaging, which isn't often, I like to ask people what they were doing in 1983, 1993, or 2003? Because I was working 40+ hours a week for decades, paying sometimes pretty high taxes and paying into medicare & social security. Anyone who complains about me & their tax money can kiss my substantial ass. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, the calloused attitudes towards those who suffer hardship get on my very last nerve! Don't people realise THEY could be without a job due to circumstances beyond their control?. Don't people realise that the economy isn't exactly robust right now, and hasn't been for a good few years? Don't people realise that there are those who have no immediate or maybe even extended family... more... - JB
Uli
Uli
Oh gawd, I am pissed. No good day for bike ride at all. Almost got run over, mauled by a dog and now broke down. #fuckity
:((( - Jenny H.
Dang. - Marie
Boo - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Ugh. I'm sorry it wasn't a good ride. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks... guess it's par for the course to have days like that. Tire is dead, and the shifter needs some serious work. Will be done by Monday, so no ride tomorrow. Just very thankful for Kirsten coming to pick me up and drive us to the shop. - Uli
Hope the rest of the day is a big improvement. - Anne Bouey
We're at one of the small airfields in the area to see a 1929 plane and by coincidence a guy here's flying his 1950's Navy plane as well. So Uli's day just got a whole lot better. - Kirsten from Android
Vampire Hunter DYSP
A rainy, grey day today. Stayed in bed all morning. Need coffee. - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Bookmarklet
Bring the bunneh coffee! Good morning. :) - Anne Bouey
Good morning, Anne. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Hi Mr. B... - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Good afternoon, John. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Hey, Val. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Anne Bouey
We went from 70°F to this in less than an hour!
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Not really complaining! We desperately need the rain. - Anne Bouey
I saw this post and thought about you http://www.reddit.com/r... - Rodfather
I was driving at the start and all the cars pulled to the side because suddenly we were driving unprepared on icy roads! The hail was so large that I'm afraid to check my car for dents. - Anne Bouey
Wow scary - Rodfather
Oh wow, I didn't notice the hail in the thumbnail 'til you mentioned it. Yikes. - Spidra Webster
Driving back from Monterey earlier I saw across the bay all those clouds around Santa Cruz. It didn't hit Watsonville but read there was hail in Aptos which is right next door. - Rodfather from Android
And you are not in Colorado? - Julian
Julian, this is in Napa, CA although we did experience similar events when we lived in CO (both with hail and with snow!). - Anne Bouey
I got the severe weather alert for Napa on the radio and was so surprised. Clear skies here in the South Bay. Hope you and your car are okay, Anne. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woah. Woah - Amit Patel
It's been quite a day here. We started with a 2.5 aftershock and ended with this! - Anne Bouey
Crazy! I'm also a little jealous :-) - Amit Patel
From the Napa Valley Register: "The skies above Napa turned furious during rush hour Friday evening, pelting the area with heavy rain, marble-size hail stones and claps of thunder. In some west Napa areas, the hail piled up two inches deep, creating a Sierra winter landscape that prompted motorists to slow to a crawl or pull over. When they felt safe, some got out of their cars to take... more... - Anne Bouey
I miss 70, but it looks like we'll have a beautiful, hail free 60+ day :) - Eivind from Android
;-P - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed - 9news.com.au - http://www.9news.com.au/world...
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed - 9news.com.au
"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
Anne Bouey
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing - http://www.dose.com/lists...
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 - #TeamMarina
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 - #TeamMarina
"We took her to a Justin Bieber concert." <--that's not trivial, not even with a set of noise cancelling headphones! - April Russo
#14 & #22 seem related. - April Russo
Anne Bouey
Best of British Speaking Animals: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Best of British Speaking Animals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqhcPyRG30Y
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Hilarious! - Anne Bouey
I love this. - Kristin
It really is a brilliant bit of writing/VO/editing. - Spidra Webster
The chipmunk, puffins, otter and MJ tribute killed. "I'm going to call it, 'the iPod'." HAHAHAHA - Anika
Vampire Hunter DYSP
I had the nicest dream last night. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Bookmarklet
Good Morning Bunneh! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, DB. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Good morning, John. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
good Friday to you Mr. B - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Hey, Val. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Good morning, Anne. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Laura Norvig
Today I put in an offer on a house. There's a first time for everything.
Yay! Good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Also remarked to spouse: I had a kid, got married, both my parents are dead ... this owning a house thing is another marker towards becoming all growed up. (not that completely juvenile idiots don't own houses but you know, it's one of those things that makes you feel soberingly adultish). - Laura Norvig
Is it one of the houses that you posted previously? Good luck! - Anne Bouey
So cool! I hope you get it! - Anne Bouey
Got it! - Laura Norvig
congrats! - kendrak
Congratulations - Walt Crawford
Congrats Laura! - Corinne L
Congratulations! - Anika
awesome! - ellbeecee from Android
Nice! - Amit Patel
Jessie
Also in dance: I got halfway through the floor exercises before the teacher said, "You need to go in the slow group." PROGRESS.
Were you originally in the watch only group? ;-p - Anne Bouey from iPhone
No I went first, with all the other old people. :D - Jessie
Shannon - GlassMistress
....and we let her go...
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:( *hugs* - Kevin Johnson
Sorry, Shannon. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
:-( *hugs* - John (bird whisperer)
Oh dear. *hugs* - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm sorry, Shannon. - Anika
*hugs* - Katy S
I'm sorry, Shannon. *hugs* - bentley
I'm so sorry, Shannon. *hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks all! I can't say we were surprised, she's been on 'palliative care' for some time. I didn't think letting her go would bother me much as she's 16, been ill for a while, and has interrupted our sleep consistently for 6ish years (senile - wakes up 'lost') but I find I'm surprisingly crushed. go figure. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
:( - Amit Patel
So sorry! :-( - Jenny
love and hugs to you and your family - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*big hugs* - Tamara J. B.
I'm so sorry, honey. Hugs to everyone. - Corinne L
{{hugs}} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Stephen Mack
(((Shannon))) I'm so sorry. - Anne Bouey
:( Much love. I'm sorry. - LB: Water Witch
((((S))) - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Sorry, Shannon. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
so sorry. - MoTO: Team Marina
What a beautiful kitty. I'm so sorry. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
I'm sorry for your loss - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Sorry be well - WarLord
:o( xoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
Jessie
Mother drives with 5-month-old in trunk to avoid being cited for not having car seat - Sun Sentinel - http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news...
"A Lauderdale Lakes woman is accused of driving with her 5-month-old baby in the trunk of a car to avoid getting a ticket for not having a car seat. Broward sheriff's deputies conducting a traffic stop early Tuesday found the baby lying on a pair of large hedge-cutting shears and surrounded by potentially hazardous items, Judge John "Jay" Hurley said, reading from a police report during first-appearance court Tuesday afternoon. Breona Synclair Watkins, 19, was arrested and charged with child abuse, resisting an officer and five traffic-related offenses, including driving without a license and failure to have a child restraint." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The infant had been sitting in the passenger's lap, but Watkins didn't want to get ticketed for not having a car seat, so she told the 14-year-old to put the baby in the trunk through an opening in the back seat, Hurley said. Watkins told the teen to put up the seat to hide the infant from deputies and then drove about a half-mile with the baby in the trunk." - Jessie
"Deputies found the baby lying among a rusty metal hanger, a plastic CD case and a large, rusted tire iron, Hurley said. Also surrounding the baby were a used gas can and other hazardous materials. The temperature inside the trunk was significantly warmer than the air outside." - Jessie
smh - Anne Bouey
Dude. - Anika from Android
Gah. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Parenting in Florida! - Jessie
What the fucking fuck. - Jenny H. from Android
Yvonne Renee
My mail is getting sassy!
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Oh. Um. That's not my address. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
You're still beautiful!! :) - Anne Bouey
It is actually my address, but I didn't even think about the fact that now everyone has my address. =) lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Eric - It's My Thing
What you don't want to hear, "Mom I can't breathe". What you don't want to do, book it to the ER. What you don't want from the doc, "it's not getting better, we'll need to check you in." What you don't want the ER to say, "you'll have to take an ambulance to the other side of town and check into the PICU." Where we don't want to be. Here.
:( - Heather
Oh no! :-( - vicster: full-bodied from FFHound!
:( Sending good thoughts your way! - Katy S
:( - Janet from FFHound!
Oh no. Thinking of you and Elena. I hope your kid recovers well. - Anika
I hope they can get everything worked out quickly. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thinking good thoughts! - Victor Ganata
*huggle* - Alix May
Ooof. Thinking of you all right now. I hope they're able to get everything sorted quickly. - Jennifer Dittrich
Praying for you and your family, and hoping the docs get things sorted out quickly. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Looks like we will be overnight guests at the Children's Hospital PICU. Swelling hasn't gone down and no diagnosis as of yet. - Elena from FFHound!
Thinking good thoughts for all. - bentley
:-( *hugs* - John (bird whisperer)
:( - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Best wishes to you and yours. - Steve C Team Marina
Oh dear! Hoping she gets on the mend quickly! Thinking of you guys. - SAM
Oh man, good wishes coming your way. - Marie
:( - ellbeecee
Oh, man... I hope everything is okay. My thoughts are with you guys. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Are you at Children's Hospital at Memorial Hospital in the Springs? If so, I'm about three blocks from you. If you need something, email bevedog@gmail.com or call 719-357-5297. - Steele Lawman
Thinking of you and hoping you get some answers soon. - Anne Bouey
Hope everything turns out ok. - rönin from FFHound!
Praying for y'all. - LB: Water Witch from Android
Sending good thoughts! - Galadriel C. from Android
Sending good juju your way. - Kristin
Prayers and good thoughts for you and yours. - Friar Will
Hope everything turns out OK! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
You guys doing better after 6 hours? - Joe
Sending good thoughts too! - imabonehead
Still in the PICU. Good news is the swelling has gone down. Bad news is they still don't know what's causing it. Hoping to be discharged in the AM. - Elena from FFHound!
I'm so sorry you guys are still without answers, but I'm glad the swelling is reduced! You're all in my thoughts. - Jenny H. from Android
How are things this morning? I hope you all had a better night ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
So frightening. Much love xx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Oh no. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Yolanda
crossed fingers and hugs also from here! - Xabaras (G.O.)
I hope things are much better today. *hugs all around* - vicster: full-bodied
Waiting to be discharged. The nurse says we're going home but have yet to see the dr. - Elena from FFHound!
So glad you guys get to go home. - Tamara J. B.
Home now. Ahhhh. - Eric - It's My Thing
Whew. - Steele Lawman
Wow. I'm glad everything is OK. *hugs* - Monique Judge
Gah! Sorry to miss this. How is it going today, do they know what happened? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
in my prayers... - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
We've been home for a few hours now and everything seems to be ok. Will follow up on Friday with our regular pediatrician for back to school release and referral to an ENT or allergist. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated :) - Elena from FFHound!
So scary for you all! I hope you get answers soon! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Laura Norvig
Not sure who to ask, anybody know some all around computer ninjas here? Here's the problem: Got an old beater computer from work, trying to run Minecraft on it for Wade, keep getting an error when it loads -error file attached. I believe this has something to do with where the .jar files are stored or something related to the java runtime environ
computer is running windows 7 service pack 1 - Laura Norvig
how much memory does the computer have? does it have a pretty good video card? - holly #ravingfangirl
hmm - total avail graphics memory 358MB, dedicated video memory 0 . When I click on show name of video card it just says ThinkPad Display and Mobile Intel 965 Express chipset ... - Laura Norvig
installed RAM is 3GB - Laura Norvig
That was from Jim, Laura. :) - Anne Bouey
You're a badass ninja, Anne! This could mean that he should only use this computer for playing his mods with Vanilla Minecraft, which runs versions prior to 1.7 - Laura Norvig
Ah, you posted it was Jim after I anointed you ninja. Thanks, Jim! - Laura Norvig
You're welcome, says Jim. :) - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
Vienna State Opera Comedy Ballet - FaithTap - http://faithtap.com/1762...
Vienna State Opera Comedy Ballet - FaithTap
"This beautiful, and classically trained ballet troop did something a little out of the ordinary to keep their audience guessing What a hysterical way to have fun at the ballet, and really enjoy your audience!" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Many, many years ago, I saw a ballet on PBS called something like Ballet of Errors, with several mixed pairs of dancers. I've been wanting to watch it again ever since. This was better than the memory of the other one. I'm happy now. - bentley
Delighted to add to your day, Betsy. :) - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job - Lowell Sun Online - http://www.lowellsun.com/ci_2655...
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job - Lowell Sun Online
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job - Lowell Sun Online
"For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that diva-like demand written into his contract. KFC was his favorite, and it had to be fresh. Sometimes, on remote locations, it would take a 90-minute drive to get to the nearest fast food outpost, his trainer said. The story is among those in the book "Animal Stars," a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get species from badgers to bears to safely do what dazzles. Set for release Sept. 25, the book is co-written by the head of the American Humane Association, whose entertainment unit is the industry's only sanctioned animal welfare program. The book celebrates the unit's 75th anniversary this year. The group will come on set for a fee to ensure animal safety. If all goes well, it allows the familiar tagline "No animals were harmed in the making of this film" to roll in movie credits." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The book features quotes from actors and directors like Quentin Tarantino, who says animals need an advocate. "They need somebody saying, 'No, it's too much.' 'They're too tired.' 'It's too scary for them.' 'Something could happen,'" the "Django Unchained" director said in the book. "You can do amazing, eye-popping things. You just need the time to train the animals and get them ready... more... - Anne Bouey
But when things go wrong... http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static... - bentley
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need a hug. :(
(gentle hug) *fixes broth and/or tea* - Corinne L
*hugs from M and I * - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze xxxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
*hug* - Kevin Johnson from Android
*hugs* - bentley
*soft shoulder punch* - Marie
*hugs* - Victor Ganata from iPhone
*huuuuuuug* - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*squeezies* - Heather
***hugs*** - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
*EXEC HUGZ.BAT* - Mo Kargas
:))))))))))) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*bunneh hugs* - Vampire Hunter DYSP
*hugs* You feeling better? - SAM
I have residual headache pain but it's calmed down considerably from the migraine I had yesterday. :/ But I'm eating well now. So I got that going for me. Which is nice. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*hug* - Stephen Mack
*belated huggles* - Alix May
Preventative *hug* for today. :) - Anne Bouey
Yvonne Renee
Happy 9th Birthday, Sammy!
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NINE! Happy Birthday to Sammy! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday to Sammy! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Yvonne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Happy birthday! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy :) - Eivind
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Micah
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
Micah
What's the most reliable automobile you've ever owned?
Saturn SL1 - Meg VMeg
A BMW me ex had was very reliable. Never had an issue at all. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Hyundai Elantra (2003) - Jennifer Dittrich
All three of my recent cars have been very reliable: Ford Focus, Scion TC, and now a Toyota Yaris. Nary a problem with any of them. - Friar Will
My old Checker cab - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Dodge colt that was essentially a Mitsubishi. - Joe from iPod
This 20 year old Voyager I'm driving now. But my favoritest car was my always-needing-maintenance 93 Cutlass SL. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our Honda Civics. All of them, except for the transmission problem on the '95. (Now down to just one, our new 2005.) - Walt Crawford
Joe reminded me of the Colt that I had as well. Yes, it too was very reliable. - Friar Will
Hondas, 12 of them in the immediate family over the years. - Anne Bouey
My Volvo XC99 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
1965 Ford Mustang and 1950 GMC panel truck. - Greg GuitarBuster
Citroen AX Lx - obe
2007 Volkswagen Beetle. - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
!984 Oldsmobile Cutlas Ciara, that we named Betsy. But the most reliable I ever paid for was a friend's used Toyota cargo van that had over a million miles on it before he retired from the courier biz and sold it to another courier driver. - April Russo
I'm still driving my 1992 Honda Civic. - Marie from iPhone
Toss up between my '97 Civic EX and my '80 Ford Fairmont Sedan. That thing was a friggin' BEAST. My current Civic is too new to really sing the praises of but it's not let me down yet, so. - Hookuh Tinypants
Any of my Chevy Pickups - WarLord
My old Hyundai Excel was pretty reliable. In 18 years I had to replace the clutch twice and that was the worst of it. My Subaru Baja has been pretty reliable over the 10 years I've had it. - vicster: full-bodied
Subaru Forrester - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Toyota Tundra - 14 years now. Two trips total to the mechanic. - Steve C Team Marina
Honda Civic. Love it - Prometa
Honda Accord. My son inherited it and it's still cruising after 14 years and 300K+ miles. - Jenny H. from Android
Laura Norvig
This home buying thing is getting realer. On the table:
1) A small townhome, but it has a big garage and four rooms upstairs and our monthly payment would be sooo low. Also in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a nicely upgraded (though small) kitchen. Downside is it is hot and price might be driven up by bidding war: http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
2) A real house, that backs up to a peaceful greenbelt. Gorgeous big living room. Funky old small kitchen. Inspection report shows termite/dry rot that needs to be investigated further. I wasn't drawn to it at first, but when I went back a second time it started calling to me. We would be bidding below asking due to all of the problems, but don't really know what we're getting into. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
Tough decision. Good luck! - Anne Bouey
3) A soulless, but newish, comfortable place. No real yard, but nothing to fix up. Only three bedrooms. Big garage. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Laura Norvig
The third one is surprisingly soulless inside, considering how cute it is outside. I like the townhouse (1). - bentley
Doing some research and apparently termites are almost a given in California. The main question is has there been any structural damage. - Laura Norvig
64 Vista Verde is prolly my fav for long term living for only one reason water restrictions are gonna get severe AND you'll have HOA demanding you maintain green. your green area is miniscule! and because it's so small it'll be economical, likely, to put in fake grass. but the kitchen is puny, tho there is ample space to renovate. and the upstairs laundry give me pause personally. I'd rather schlep then deal with water intrusions. but overall you're gonna live in Watsonville. yay!! I love it up there. - Lnorigb
Good luck. We wouldn't even look at the third one for two reasons: 1. HOA. 2. Two-story. (But I guess all of your choices are two-story.) If you want a third reason: 3. HOA. - Walt Crawford
I think I've been watching Property Brothers too much. The fact that the one we love (#2) needs tons of work is not phasing me anymore. - Laura Norvig
Lnorigb, the HOA fees at that place include them caring for the front lawn, not us. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I hate the upstairs laundry idea too. I'm actually used to doing laundry in the garage. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
This is going to be so stressful ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
it is stressful. but nice that HOA maintains the front lawn. - Lnorigb
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