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Spring trifecta ends splendid week — solar eclipse, supermoon and equinox [The Washington Post] -
Spring trifecta ends splendid week — solar eclipse, supermoon and equinox [The Washington Post]
Spring trifecta ends splendid week — solar eclipse, supermoon and equinox [The Washington Post]
From the article: "The past few days have been great for sky-watchers as a beautiful aurora sank as far south as the Midwest and Northeast on Tuesday night, the result of a severe geomagnetic storm. And Friday will add even more splendor as three astronomical events coincide on one day: a total solar eclipse, a supermoon and the vernal equinox." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I saw the eclipse, at least. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Jenny, how was it? - Stephen Mack
Exciting! I didn't get to see the entire thing because of cloud cover, but it broke in time to see the second half. It was my first! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Meg VMeg
This is so great: Also, she is fucking 28 years old. Wow.
this gives me a glimmer of hope for the future of politics. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yes. - laura x from iPhone
i love her - jambina
Isn't she great? I hope she sticks around for a good long while. - Kirsten from Android
So, basically back to signs like this one? - bentley
Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
I'm living in the future. I have a temperature probe in my pork roast in the oven. It's readout is on my PHONE.
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Amazon just got permission from the FAA to start testing its delivery drones in the US | The Verge -
The FAA has issued a special "experimental airworthiness certificate" to Amazon, allowing the company to conduct outdoor research, testing, and training of its Prime Air delivery drones. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
There's an Amazon distribution center about a mile from our new house. I'll gladly be a test subject after we move in this summer. :-) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
DB, Lil LB's Dad
What's your favorite thing about being a dad? - Kristin
More babies in the future? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
What's the first movie you ever saw? - Meg VMeg
There's so many but I'll narrow it down to two (in no particular order) 1) Coming home from a long day at work, opening the door and hearing "Dadda!" followed by the pitter patter of little feet as Linky waddle runs over to hug my leg. 2) Seeing Linky discover and learn new things on a daily basis. Tonight he was amazed that the water stream coming out of the faucet looked solid but when he stuck his hand into it it wasn't. That brought a smile to my face. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
The three most inspirational women you've ever known? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
What makes a perfect pizza? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
If you were a professional athlete, what would it be? For which team? - Tamara J. B.
Lord willing there will be at least another baby (maybe two) in our future. We should get our completed home study paperwork any day now. We're supposed to close on our house in July. Once we get into the house it will be full court press on adoption #2. 2015 is an exciting year for the Burns Clan. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Meg: First movie I ever saw is a tough one. One of the first movies I remember seeing in a movie theater was Return to Oz. It came out summer of '85. I went to a matinee with my Mom. I remember it being nice because I didn't get to do stuff with just my Mom without my brother around very often. The flying monkeys were scary. That was right before we moved overseas. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Last time you laughed really, really hard? (If it was no pants Linky in church, tell me about the time before that) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
How did you discover FF? - LB needs a break. from Android
3 most inspirational women: My Grandma Hill (RIP) For someone lacking much formal education my grandma was one of the smartest, kindest people I've ever met. Whip sharp whit. She told stories from memory to the kids at the local library in her little town in Arkansas well into her 90's. She liked making up riddles and reciting poems. She stressed education to all of her 9 kids. All but... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
3 most inspirational women (continued): My Mom. Smart. Strong. Spunky. Ambitious. We went through some pretty rough times when my brother and I were young. We had a lot of health issues. Mom was our rock. She held our family together when we could have easily fallen apart. She sacrificed a successful career in journalism to stay at home with us when we moved overseas for my Dad's job. I learned inner strength and caring for others (in addition to a host of other things) from her. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
3 most inspirational women (continued): Kesha (Wifey) Kesha is the strongest person I've ever met. She's endured so many difficult things in her life and managed to come through with a smile her face and a positive outlook on life. I wish I had even a forth of her strength. She's my rock. She inspires me every day to be a better me. Truly my better half. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Perfect pizza: Nice thick crust with a hint of sweatness. Lots of cheese. Chicken or pepperoni. Rich tomato sauce (with the pepperoni) or barbecue sauce (with the chicken). Lightly topped with Parmesan cheese prior to serving. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Pro Athlete: I'll divide this into a sport I can actually play and one I wish I could. Sport I can play: Soccer. Team: Manchester United + at least one international cap for Team USA. Sport I can't play: Basketball. Team: Memphis Grizzlies (of course!) This of course assumes that I grow 7 inches. I'd be a defensive stopper like Tony Allen. Can't shoot worth a lick but if you need a steal I'm your guy. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
No Pants Linky pretty much takes the cake recently. I'll have to think on this a little bit. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I discovered FF through Jason Toney back in 2007. I was an avid reader of his popular blog back in the day. He had several posts about FF and how great it was so I decided to check it out. I didn't really become active until October of 2008 when we moved to Missouri. I was out of work for several months and spent way more time than is probably healthy on here. Certified member of the Late Night Crew! #ffdanceparty - DB, Lil LB's Dad
When did you meet Kesha? - LB needs a break. from Android
I met Kesha through Yahoo! Personals in February 2006. She liked my goofy profile. I didn't know what to write so I answered one of those silly questionnaires people passed around on MySpace about what you're looking for in a mate. She liked that and said I had a nice smile in my profile picture. She reached out. I was blown away that this beautiful woman was interested in me. I eagerly... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Awwwww! - LB needs a break. from Android
Will you marry me? - Melly
Which do you think will get you first, instant karma or the rhythm? - Corinne L
(A United fan! :) ) - Jenny H. from Android
My dance card is full on the marriage front Melly but under different circumstances definitely. I'm a sucker for accents. :-) - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Definitely the rhythm. I play trumpet and piano but have no rhythm when it comes to dancing. I'll likely die in some tragic dancing accident. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
I thought of an answer to the laughing question. A few weeks ago right before the big snow storm we took Linky to the playground. This was our first time taking him since he started walking. Wifey is a germaphobe and the thought of him crawling around on the ground freaked her out. He'd never been down the slide before so I took him to the toddler slide, sat him at the top and let him go. He flew to the bottom and looked a bit terrified... - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Wifey looked at me and said "It's his first time! You're supposed to go down with him!" She passed him up to me and we proceeded to go down the slide together. Me being a larger sized man and this being a toddler sized slide you can imagine what happened. I got stuck about half way down. Couldn't budge another inch. Wifey started cracking up. This of course made Linky start laughing. I couldn't help but laugh at myself. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Haha! That would have been the best pic! :D - AHnix (Anna Haro)
The funny thing is there's a Peppa Pig episode where the exact thing happened with Daddy Pig and George. Every time that episode comes on it makes us laugh even more. I'm the real life Daddy Pig. (Parents might be the only ones to get this reference. Linky loves Peppa Pig.) - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Yeah. Wifey was laughing too hard to think to snap a pic. We've got tons of pics from that day but not that one unfortunately. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Best compliment ever received? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
You ask great questions Anna! I'm gonna have to think about this one. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kesha says I'm a great dad and hubby. I don't agree with this assessment of myself most of the time but its about the highest compliment a husband and father could aspire to so I'm appreciative. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Mary Carmen
My jobs in the commune would include: brewing beer, knitting and spinning yarn. What say you?????
Snow removal; electrical work; programming the thermostat; airing out the confessions room. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Fishing and farming. - Rodfather
Crocheting (blankets, housewares), cooking, dog-wrangling. Hoping to add quilting to the list. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
cooking, driving the tractor. Also canning stuff - ellbeecee
sewing, knitting, minor woodworking, minor home repairs - ~Courtney F
Knitting, baking, ironing (as long as it isn't too hot) - Hedgehog from Android
cooking, baking, knitting, light leatherworking, gardening, organizing the work - Jenica
cooking and baking - VALZONE#SCREWED
Is jewelry making a job? - Yolanda from Android
Getting in everyone's way. - Just another Bubba from FFHound(roid)!
Sewing and fixing the Macs. Also some cooking and baking. CANDY-MAKING. Would need to learn how - right now my idea of that is refrigerated fudge frosting. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Cooking, baking, organizing the (kitchen) work, hanging out with animals & children. - Laura
whatever needs to be done that hasnt been listed (cleaning the outhouse, sweeping, washing, clothes and dishes, helping in general, ... - chaz2b
Appreciating the cooking and baking, doing laundry, interior painting (limited - my edging is shoddy), feeding the animals, walking the dogs, picking up poop. - Julie Kane
I could organise all the cupboards and wardrobes... and bring the board games... - Heleninstitches #teamff
I can also clean like nobody's business. - Mary Carmen
Cooking, gardening, canning, feeding and exercising the animals, building things, small repairs. - Kristin from iPhone
I can make wine. And bartend. And tape all your buns together. - Hookuh Tinypants
I'll sanitize the telephones! - Andrew C (✔)
I can bake and take care of the horses, including cleaning and polishing tack. I'll also care for the barn cats. - Katy S
Laundry! Also dog cuddling. - LB needs a break. from Android
Sewing, some cooking/baking, gardening, cleaning, organizing, caring for the animals, short-term child entertainment, knot untangling. - Heather
Meteorologist, cat herder, tax collector. - Eric Logan
I want to watch Mary sewing the Macs. - Glen Campbell
I'll take photos, I suppose. - vicster.
We need beads, right? Please say we need beads :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Beads are essential. Can't be a commune without beads. - bentley
making tools. knives. lots of knives. 6 for everyone. - scherbi: bottom dweller
making pies, creating music playlists for events, and emptying the dishwasher - Holly's favorite Anna
Cult leader. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kid wrangler. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Pottery, painting, spiritual direction, crotchety old man - Friar Will
Beer tester - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Bread baking, vegetable gardening, herb drying, cross-stitching, babysitting - LoisMarketing
Are we home-schooling the kids? If so, I can teach reading, writing, literature, and basic practical math. And research skills, of course! - Kirsten
I can be responsible for testing all of the beds to make sure they're comfortable enough to sleep in. :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I think now is the perfect time to revisit this idea :-) - Heleninstitches #teamff
Uh.... I can build the commune's website... otherwise: knitting, sewing, baking, cooking, and eating chocolate and tasting the rum. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I volunteer as lumberjack and mechanic. - Colette
(Do I have to be good at something to volunteer for it? Or do you guys want actual skill?) - bentley
Anyone call town ho yet? If not I got dibs. - Steve C, Team Marina
Andy Bakun
Stunning Photos of San Francisco From Above - The Bold Italic - San Francisco -
Stunning Photos of San Francisco From Above - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
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Awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Vincent LaForet - good stuff! - Brian Johns
Colleen and I were talking and agree that Tam is one of the most genuinely nice people we've ever met. Our lives are better for knowing you, Tam. :)
Absolutely! - vicster.
Wow, thanks so much. I can't tell you how much that means. I've felt so socially awkward and like a failure as a friend since I've had Marina because I've been so immersed in her health issues that I've lost a bit of me. So, the fact that you guys still see something good in me makes me feel good. Also, we're definitely going to be in your area not this weekend but the following one so we need to meet up. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Amen, Jed. She is really a blessing. - Corinne L
Hear hear! - Stephen Mack
Agreed she is pretty awesome she really should raise her rates for knowing her. Luckily Adam is just as kind so it's a wonder twins of love thing now. - Steve C, Team Marina
Awww shucks, you guys! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yep. That's exactly why Marina chose her. ;) <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I concur with Jed and Colleen. - Steven Perez
Andrew C (✔)
The real magic of ranch dressing is that whatever you put it on becomes a salad, by definition. #eathealthy
^ Oh dear. - Andrew C (✔)
Mmm, pizza salad! - Amit Patel
Cheeseburger salad? - April Russo (FForever!)
My brother had a roommate who was fond of peanut butter and ranch - Victor Ganata from iPhone
And he didn't execute the roommate on the spot? - Andrew C (✔)
:D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Fahrenheit Is a Better Temperature Scale Than Celsius [Gawker] -
Fahrenheit Is a Better Temperature Scale Than Celsius [Gawker]
Fahrenheit Is a Better Temperature Scale Than Celsius [Gawker]
From the article by Dennis Mersereau (tagged as "very controversial opinino"): "Celsius is a scale, as Very Serious Scientists enjoy pointing out, that revolves around the freezing and boiling points of water. It's nice and even: 0°C is freezing and 100°C is boiling. "It just makes sense!" Sure! Since Celsius is based on water, it would make wonderful sense to use Celsius for the environmental temperature if we lived in water. Until we sprout gills and start flapping around the Gulf, we should use Fahrenheit for air temperatures." (Second image is from a comment.) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I strongly disagree with this. His main arguments are "Fahrenheit makes more sense", which is completely subjective, and "Fahrenheit is more precise if you don't allow decimals", which is just arbitrary. - Andrew C (✔)
In comments, he claims he can feel the diff in just one degree F, but I dunno, I rarely even feel the diff between one degree C. I think the precision argument is irrelevant as well as bogus. - Andrew C (✔)
Most of the weather apps I've seen don't use decimals for Celsius, so for me, Fahrenheit is much more precise for that specific purpose. For almost anything else, I wish we were just standardized (much like how I feel about metric measurements for most things.) A few, I just do better at estimating in the one I learned, so it would suck to switch, but most, I just want consistency. - Jennifer Dittrich
We should either use Fahrenheit or Kelvin. - Amit Patel
those who internalized Fahrenheit, growing up with it, can tell this one degree difference. Those, who grew up with Celsius internalized it and feel that one degree difference. It has very little to do with precision imo. - eugenio from Android
I think some people are more sensitive to temperature than others. I can't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi in a blind taste test, but I've seen proof that others can. Similarly, I doubt I can tell the difference of one degree of Fahrenheit personally, but I am willing to believe others can. - Stephen Mack
Andrew, I agree the "Fahrenheit makes more sense" argument is subjective, but I happen to subjectively agree with it! - Stephen Mack
Quick anecdote: While I was working at SGI in 1997, they introduced a new graphics API, which they dubbed "Fahrenheit." (See for details.) There was an internal-only newsgroup called sgi.bad-attitude, which was basically for complaints. SGI had offices around the world. The Europeans were outspoken about what a terrible name... more... - Stephen Mack
I'd never really thought about it before, but does that mean that 100C in Denver is different than it is in Death Valley? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Curtis, no, it's not a relative scale. See -- it's a bit complicated now compared to what it was historically. As the article says, "From 1744 until 1954, 0 °C was defined as the freezing point of water and 100 °C was defined as the boiling point of water, both at a pressure of one standard atmosphere with mercury being the working material." But then it changed to a more precise but more complicated definition, but, no, it's not dependent on your location. - Stephen Mack
Tamara J. B.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, FF! I got to spend today hanging out with my favorite little girl so I'm definitely feeling lucky. <3
I'm lucky nobody called my out for forgetting to dress my daughter with some green on today. #mommyfail - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
So not a mommy fail. I am so excited to see all of you in a few days! I may start crying, just to forewarn you. If you take Marina to Leatherby's, I may meet you there, btw. - Corinne L
Sounds good, Corinne. I could totally go for a black and tan at Leatherbys! Xoxo - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
O HAI, LIL SKYE. :) - Steven Perez from Android
LB needs a break.
FF <3 to Shannon for sharing her amazing talents with us!
D'aw ... I have something in my eye ... sniff. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Jim #teamFFrank
In case I don't get a chance before The End, I wanted to tell you that this has been nice.
It really has - MoTO Boychick Devil
Yes. - vicster.
Yes. Much. - bentley
Agreed. - LB needs a break. from Android
It certainly has been. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
+1 - Louis Gray
Indeed. - Corinne L
*the dancers laugh* - t-ra needs this place from Android
t-ra needs this place
Oh thank the baby jeezus! I have ffeed back on my phone! I am in a no good place and y'all are everything. Twitter is a megaphone, not a lifeline.
holly #ravingfangirl
An All-Ranch Dressing Restaurant Is Coming to St. Louis - Eater -
no no no no no. - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
I'll pass. - Jennifer Dittrich
Lol, looks like I'm going in alone. :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
They can call me when they open a bleu cheese dressing restaurant. - Hookuh Tinypants
I'd go with, Anna! - Yolanda from Android
Just ran Micah's Windows version Claudio's script. It successfully dumped everything it was allowed to dump, which appears to be 50 pages (10,000 posts). Got me all the way back to May 22, 2011. Honestly don't remember when I joined FF, so no idea how much more it could do. (via
t-ra needs this place
he came to the benefit show last night. I was working the door and had a beer too many in my excitement at the show, but we talked for awhile afterwards about all manner of things. so we'll see.
does he come from a nice family? edit: (Papa needs to know these things) - MoTO Boychick Devil
don't know yet. I think so. somewhere in Massachusetts. he's a photographer. getting his degree in photojournalism with his GI Bill. he's a rock climber too. and rides a bike. did I mention super dreamy? - t-ra needs this place
in case any y'all wanna stalk him some: - t-ra needs this place
he has a nice eye - MoTO Boychick Devil
right? his stuff is stunning. he shoots for the local paper and makes even the mundane assignments they give him look utterly poetic. he's super talented. - t-ra needs this place
Ugh, talented people. (but partial sarcasm aside, it can sometimes be hard to disentangle "talent" from "being a good person". Not that I'm saying he isn't the latter! But it would be easier to tell without talent mucking things up. I don't know how serious I am about this.) - Andrew C (✔)
inorite?! - t-ra needs this place
aww, this sounds really positive! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Oh haaaayyyyyyy rock climber dude looking all handsome into the camera... - Hookuh Tinypants
see? now y'all know why I'm a jelly mess over this. - t-ra needs this place
he told me about some music I never heard of. and it's really really good. that's not sposed to happen. music is MY thing. now I got nothing on this dude. dang. - t-ra needs this place
Shannon - GlassMistress
For a while now I've been trying to sort out a new owl bead. Early attempts had facial expression like they'd just farted ... funny but not what I wanted. Over the weekend I tried again and I must have gotten it right because none of them lasted more than 90 seconds at auction :-)
Love the little blue fellow best :-) Also took an order for three more - woot! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want to see the farting owls, too! :D - April Russo (FForever!)
Oh the blue one! He's so cute!!! - Heather
I donated the farting owls, figured the kids would get a kick out of them. Heather, I'm happy to make another just send me a DM :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Now that FF is closing, finally figuring out that I'm not actually following people that I really have been following for years. Strange?
Because they show up so often with friend of a friend also likes or comments? - Joe
Yep :) - Jen
Same here. "Whaddaya mean that feed is private? I've been reading it for years! Haven't I?" - bentley
Big Joe Silenced
this evening i pressed eject on a tray-loading optical drive and our kids looked at me as though i'd removed my small intestine and offered to let them have a chew on it. "Daddy...that's CREEPY."
then i realised they've only ever seen slot-loading drives. they didn't know what to make of my cackling. - Big Joe Silenced
Show them a caddy-loaded CD. It'll blow their minds. "You have to put the disk in a thing before you put the thing in the other thing???" - Brian Johns
my mind is still blown by that and i even owned one and understand the rationales behind the design (before the advent of widespread appliance-level consumer computer use). - Big Joe Silenced
t-ra needs this place
Sorry I missed the #AskMeAnything party! 40th birthday party prep has consumed my evening hours this week. Feel free to ask and I will attend to it. Also I am on twitter as @tamarasabine personally and @TamaraNeff professionally to keep up. I hate that this scattering is happening. Sigh.
Fact, talent, or experience we probably don't know about you? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Which do you think will get you first, instant karma or the rhythm? - Corinne L
favourite dessert or snack food? - Big Joe Silenced
Countries you most want to visit? Why? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Song that makes you feel like the sexiest, baddest bitch ever? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
What accomplishment are you most proud of? - Kristin
1. I was a psychic apprentice for a short time. I read The Tarot. - t-ra needs this place
2. the rhythm. without a doubt. - t-ra needs this place
3. cookies. - t-ra needs this place
4. Turkey because I want to see Istanbul. Spain to track down my heritage. Scotland because I'm pretty sure my soul mate is probably there. And I want to ride the Trans Siberian Railway someday. - t-ra needs this place
5. ooh that's a good one ... ' I got what it takes' by Koko Taylor - t-ra needs this place
6. when I did my VISTA service, the guy who ran the state office for our area didn't send us to the national training that everyone else went to. I complained to the national office and in my second year we all attended the official training session and they have ever since. I vill always be proud of that even though it marked me as a troublemaker for the remaider of my service term. - t-ra needs this place
Best compliment ever received? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
7. a lady friend recently told me that watching me dance reminded her what real passion was like. I was super flattered by that. - t-ra needs this place
^THAT is one of the best compliments ever. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Morton Fox
It’s odd when an item is priced differently depending on color. Fine. I’ll get the yellow camera remote then!
That's how I ended up with an orange camera. - Jennifer Dittrich
I bought a phone holder for the bike in pink because it was 50% off. I usually don't do pink. - bentley
Another example: My phone case is hot pink because this color is cheaper than the black phone case. - Morton Fox
Finally, after days of trying, it appears that I can post here again. I know I've been absent for a long long time, but I have some very awesome memories of the times I did spend here. Tonight, I have spent hours trawling back through my posts saving bits and pieces... Thanks for all the awesome memories :)
:) - Steven Perez from Android
Hi, Penny! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Hiya! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hello Beautiful people :) It's been a while!! - Penny
Andy Bakun
RT @cscotta: Not once have I regretted spending unbounded amounts of time investigating "something fishy."
Ken Morley
I was teasing our group about sea snakes the other night, then the next day saw one of these guys on the beach.
According to "They are a highly venomous sea snake related to the cobra" and "the national laboratory on serpents does not keep any antidote in stock" - Ken Morley
But don't worry, they are very docile and unlikely to bite. O_O - Ken Morley
O_o where the hell do you live? - MoTO Boychick Devil
gah - Meg VMeg
love the colors, so enticing - -سعید همیشه سبز -؟
DId you read the comment from the woman whose husband did not know what kind of snake it was and so picked it up and put it back in the sea because he felt sorry for it? It's a good thing these snakes don't bite humans. - Friar Will
It's pretty. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Very pretty. - Anika
When my friend was working in Dominica, her biggest fear was encountering one of these guys while swimming. - Jenny H.
my phobia ^^ - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Barry, we're vacationing in Costa Rica. I think we will be curtailing our midnight walks on the beach. :P - Ken Morley
Shannon - GlassMistress
Have you every really, really wanted to offer a suggestion on how someone does something and you know its a good suggestion but at the same time also know the suggestion is a little out of left field and will possibly hurt feelings if they are proud of how they do the something? I'm keeping my mouth shut on one and its killing me.
You just described my job. - Kevin Johnson
Ken Morley
Spiny clams
I found some shells like these on the beach. They appear to be some type of venus clam (family veneridae). Does anyone know the purpose of the spiny protuberances? - Ken Morley
hi Ken, it's look like those spines are for defense against predation. you may want to check some info about this interesting species - Margot
That is so interesting, thanks Margot! - Ken Morley
How do people react when they discover that you are a friendless loser with no life? -
The impending disappearance of this platform for the community that has formed here has made me acutely aware that I am everyone's weakest possible link. In my adult life, I have *never* had friends I could just call up and get together to do something, or even just talk. Can I call people here friends (in a true sense), or am I just some random guy who pops up on your screen every once in a great while, who you hope you rarely need to engage in any form of interaction? - Julian from Bookmarklet
I know that losing a place does not mean instantly losing connections. However, from experience, I know that I am barely memorable (due to sticking out so much that I am invisible, if not forgettable) and far less preferred to know when better, closer options are available. - Julian
If I didn't want to engage, I wouldn't. That's the beauty of the internet, for me at least, I get to pick and choose my interactions. I might not interact all that much, but when I do, I do it on purpose. - Heather
The link above was courtesy of a search for "friendless loser" on Google. Without this place, I might not even be at that high of a level today. - Julian
I have friends but I'm still a loser with no life. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Not true, Mandy. Take it back. - MoTO Boychick Devil
How many people have friends that, well, aren't? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
You realize that you linked to Not :) Social anxiety is not generally a reflection of reality, it's due to a cognitive distortion. - Meg VMeg
If the definition of friends is someone you could/would just call up and get together, etc., then I was friendless as an adult, at least until I got married (age 32). And yes, at times I felt like a loser with no life. You're not. A good support group might help. What Meg sez. - walt crawford
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
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