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Louis Gray
Beware of the wily #seesmic raccoon. It has invaded my home and made its imprint on my twins.
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We're all doomed! Run for your life. - Matt Ruiz
Now he looks life a lot of fun. Wonderful and thanks for sharing. - Robert Mendez
this is huge!!!! - Loic Le Meur
Louis, how many kids do you have and what ages? I will get you tshirts! - Loic Le Meur
Excellent :) - Jean-François Amadei
Loic, we just have the two one-year-old twins. They are unrepentant and always accept schwag. - Louis Gray
great thanks Louis - Loic Le Meur
btw Louis, did you know Loic is Louis in "Breton"? We actually have the same first name - Loic Le Meur
Now I know. I knew France was a big fan of Louis. We were "elected" king more than a dozen times, no? - Louis Gray
Louis, does Loic call you Loo-ey? - Derrick
Derrick, I haven't noticed. Yesterday, when I abruptly and rudely called for him to come on stage to pose with Iain of TweetDeck and Nick of TweetMeme, he said "anything for Louis" and I believe I heard an "s". - Louis Gray
I used the "s" to make it sound english but yeah, no s pronounced in french - Loic Le Meur
I start my French classes in September for my trip next year. I wonder if Loic can tutor me. Louis, you're my "in". Make it happen! - Derrick
Cute as ever. - Anne Bouey
My suitcase is actually full of that! :D - shinchi
... and my son's name is Lewis - Though as his mum and me both lived in France, that's not too surprising. - Jim Connolly
5 year bumpage. - Louis Gray
laura x
I am horribly sad. And the cats have peed all over the basement. Not correlated, but.not helpful.
*hug* - joey
*tender hug* - Soup in a TARDIS
passes 4lb bag of chocolate chips... - Christina Pikas
*hugs* - Katy S
*more hugs* - maʀtha
*hugs* *hands over your favorite adult beverage* *grabs white vinegar for basement* - Corinne L
(((laura x))) - Anne Bouey
**hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
:( *big hug* - Jenny H. from Android
Are you certain cats have peed? A humid basement has an exact cat pee odor. Seriously, it really does. - Janet
Hugs to you. Hope today is less fragrant. - Meg VMeg from Android
*hugs* - Kirsten
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Meet my new great-nieces: Zola,4 and Harper,3.
Today is their "Family" day. The adoption papers were signed in Taiwan. Their parents will take them home to California this week. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
How exciting for all! - Anne Bouey
Meg VMeg
Do you have a safe deposit box? Like, one that you set up, not one that your parents set up which incidentally contains items belonging to you.
Yes. It has stuff like wills, deeds, etc. - John Dupuis
I got a good deal on one years ago at the Chase on University Place. I tried to find similar rates on the UWS but had no luck. - Stephen Francoeur
Yeah, it's got a few things in it. I need to put our wills in it. (NTS: get wills.) - Catherine Pellegrino
yes, we keep things like wills and living wills in it. When my spouse was still on a visa, we kept all of her official documents there - it would have been terrifying to lose them in a fire or to burglary, etc. My ex actually kept a relatively large stash of money (a few thousand) in hers. - Sarah
No, but I probably need to put my will into one. Or at least get that extra copy sent to my friend who lives out of state and is the back up executor. - Hedgehog
I preface this by stating flat out I know next to nothing about wills, but how do you get around the chicken-and-egg problem of needing the will to access the safe deposit box to access the will? - Mark Trapp
yes we have one. ^ copy of ... is how you get around. i actually don't know for sure what's in there. documents about our cars and our house and my engagement ring. - Christina Pikas
Yes, what Christina said. We have a copy, our lawyer has a copy, and the original is in the safe deposit box. - Sarah
i got one in the mid-80s, i forget why. later, once i married, we kept our passports and leftover foreign currency and titles and wills and other documents in it. my wife and i decided to ditch it a few years back for what we feel is a better solution for us. - Big Joe Silence
Yep. Stack of cash, extra passports for various nationalities/identities, loaded handgun, microfilm... the usual. - SAM
I used to, then I moved and never got around to setting up a new one but I should've. Since I'm about to move again, I think I will this time. I just need to find a place to replace my good credit union. - Betsy
@SAM: i always knew there was more to you than a ranch and a guitar. time to come in. - Big Joe Silence
Used to and probably should again, not for wills (exc. copy) so much as for other legal documents. - Walt Crawford
yes. I've kept one since I left home. It has original documents (birth certificate, passport, vaccine records, etc.), inherited jewelry and other tidbits of reasonable value, and a meager stash of emergency cash. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yes, I've had one since my mid-20s, a long time ago. :) Contents include wills, trusts, deeds, titles, passports, vaccination records, marriage license, jewelry, and copies of wills/trusts of relatives that name us as executors. Also contains some of the same for kids who have not yet obtained a box. - Anne Bouey
Nope. I also need to make a will. And get some witnesses to sign my durable power of attorney. - laura x
Christina and Sarah: Aha, makes sense. Thanks guys! - Mark Trapp
Never thought about it. Vital legal documents are in a pocket in my go-bag. Not so useful if fire breaks out when I'm not at home, granted. Should scan and email copies to myself, at least. - Deborah Fitchett
A cemetery worker suggested having important papers placed in waterproof baggies or containers and then placed in the freezer. In circumstance of fire this appears one of the last to be damaged. - Janet
Anne Bouey
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic -
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
"When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti's work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti's empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women's bodily autonomy. "It has always bothered me, the world's attempts to control women's bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It's a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don't even see it's there, and how cruel it can be." Rossetti's illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Anne Bouey
Eye-catching landmarks in S.F. neighborhoods - SFGate -
Eye-catching landmarks in S.F. neighborhoods - SFGate
"San Francisco's residential architecture gets reduced to easy stereotypes: Victorian frills at one extreme, storybook stucco at the other. Then you navigate the streets and hills and realize how simplistic such shorthand can be. Here's an alternate view of the domestic terrain - five buildings with the same individualist spirit that you encounter in the city's residents. Nothing you'll see on a postcard, but a quintet of idiosyncratic landmarks that caught my eye when I encountered them, and have remained vivid in the memory ever since...La Casa de los Pechos de la Cholla, 30 Mountain Spring Road You figure there must be a story behind a Spanish Moroccan mirage like this, and you're right. This was the lifetime work of Edward Moffitt, who bought four parcels on a then-unpaved slope of Twin Peaks in 1921. He and his wife built a cabin and the road, but his ambitions grew after he purchased the remnants of an abandoned city incinerator - more than 50,000 charred red bricks. He died in... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Jack and I lived here our last year in San Francisco. - Anne Bouey
The main residence has an attached apartment, and there is another apartment below the arched workshop area where we lived. At that time Mrs. Moffitt still lived in the home, and her daughter and son-in-law lived in the apartment. There is a gorgeous garden courtyard inside with stunning views of SF. Several years later the workshop was also turned into housing. I'm not sure what happened with the lower apartment because it was never built to code. We were very fortunate to live there. - Anne Bouey
Take a wild guess what we paid in rent! - Anne Bouey
When Jack first moved in, it was $200 per month. By the time we moved out, it was $265! - Anne Bouey
It was such a great place that we kept it in the family a few more years. One of my brothers moved in when we left. Then when he bought his first house in SF, Jack's sister moved in. - Anne Bouey
Checked on Josiah, stood on Lego, did the "hop around and try not to scream" dance. #ouch #fb
Oh, owie :/ - Jennifer Dittrich
Painful! - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists - The Washington Post -
Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists - The Washington Post
"The town of Yulin, near China's border with Vietnam, is like a lot of the country's other bustling regional cities, except for one thing: Every year at the summer solstice, it holds a festival where town residents quaff copious amounts of alcohol, slurp the juicy fruit of lychees and, yes, eat dog meat. The Yulin dog-eating festival is supposed to take place tomorrow — activists say as many as 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for the occasion every year. Growing international and domestic opprobrium, though, has made the annual event a controversy. Tens of thousands of vociferous netizens have launched petitions and online campaigns to get the event banned and the dogs rescued. Similar pressure has led to dog-eating festivals in other parts of China being canceled. The festival in Yulin is, as state news agency Xinhua puts it, "only a local folk custom, without official sanction." According to traditional lore, the consumption of dog meat yields good health and luck. But activists have... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"According to animal rights groups, many of the dogs netted for these festivals are strays and stolen pets, drugged or poisoned before being kept in ghastly conditions in pens and then later prepared for consumption. Rights group AnimalsAsia says local tradition can't be invoked as an excuse for these practices: The progression of civilisation requires culture and tradition to be... more... - Anne Bouey
I have to say China isn’t a pet friendly country:( - mina_sydney
Anne Bouey
Knitters answer WildCare's call for nests to save baby birds - SFGate -
Knitters answer WildCare's call for nests to save baby birds - SFGate
"It may seem like a natural fit, but until now one would have been hard-pressed to find a real-life scenario that combined the interests of knitters and baby birds. Both are adorable, no question, but it was a case of never the twain shall meet until this year when a wildlife conservation group in Marin County figured out how yarn-wielding sweater weavers could help chirping downy-feathered avian offspring. The solution was simple: knitted nests. WildCare, the San Rafael nonprofit that treats almost 4,000 wild animals a year, made a request in April for local knitters to weave bird nests for the hundreds of orphaned chicks the organization cares for every year. The knitters of the Bay Area went wild, donating 529 nests to an organization that last year rehabilitated 540 chicks, most of which had fallen out of or were somehow dislodged from their nests during the spring nesting season. "We use these nests primarily for the songbirds," said Alison Hermance, WildCare's communications... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The Baby Bird Nest campaign got its start two years ago when WildCare staff noticed that some of the chicks were bruising or developing other problems from the hard surfaces in the bowls that were being used as makeshift nests, Hermance said. It wasn't the first time bird caretakers had noticed the problem. A worker at Sebastopol's Native Songbird Care & Conservation program was... more... - Anne Bouey
"The knitting fiesta has been a bonanza for California wildlife hospitals and bird rescue centers, which have received 250 of the nests donated to WildCare. "We are now a knitted nest provider," Hermance said. "We've turned it into an enterprise." It is important, Hermance said, because bird nests are often disturbed at this time of year. A prime example occurred in May when tree... more... - Anne Bouey
"The website for the campaign can be found at The instructions for making a knitted nest can be found at - Anne Bouey
Love this! - Janet
This isn't going to end up like the penguin sweaters, is it? - April Russo
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 - FLEMING 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. - LB's 10:19pm Name Change 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!* - LB's 10:19pm Name Change
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* - LB's 10:19pm Name Change 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! - LB's 10:19pm Name Change
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: Rebooting
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: Rebooting
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