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Stephan
Since I have had no vacation time this year I booked the entire month of December off.
Much to my surprise, it was actually approved. - Stephan from iPhone
Still 400 hours to go. - Stephan from iPhone
Well done! Anything exciting planned, or will you hibernate for a month? - Corinne L
Always a smooth move to use up leave during the Secret Santa Season. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Niiiiiice! - Kristin
It wasn't planned, I was afraid they wouldn't carry over everything. But after a year of only three days off I need it. No plans, just a lot of extra time with the two year old! - Stephan from iPhone
I will just work Dec 31. For the social aspects. :) - Stephan from iPhone
That sounds great, Stephan! - Jenny H. from Android
You could go south for the winter.... - Spidra Webster
That's wonderful! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama
I want an umbrella patterned to look like a tiffany or similar art nouveau lampshade. And chocolate covered Craisins. And a nifty knife block holder to stand on a table. #threethingsiwant
Oh that's lovely! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Janet, that one's more colorful. - Greg GuitarBuster
That is beautiful! - Heather
http://www.ebay.com/itm... Cheaper with free shipping - Janet
So pretty! I love that Frank Lloyd Wright one too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
So the one guy left while I was commiserating with a fellow Florida transplant, then irreconcilable differences guy texted after a week of radio silence, then long time crush we call Golde Ratio Guy showed up, and now Michael Stipe and his entourage makes an appearance. It's Friday night, y'all. Reporting from the pub. Over and out.
Yeah, like Michael Stipe hangs out in Athens, GA. Oh, wait... - Joe
When are you getting your own reality show? - Spidra Webster
Any minute now. I'm sure of it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
And I want Franka Potente to play me in the tv version because I'm vain like that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
What's the frequency, Florida Ratio? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ha! Took me a minute, but I get that. Good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
REM documentary premieres tomorrow night. REM by MTV ironically not on MTV. - Steve C Team Marina
Oh it's all the rage. Local bars are showing the thing and selling tickets. No joke. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
*wonders if Stipe still smells overpoweringly of garlic* - Big Joe Silence
DB, Lil LB's Dad
RT @grizzhateralert: NBA's best is in Memphis, Tennessee. http://t.co/K6WGdra4qC
RT @grizzhateralert: NBA's best is in Memphis, Tennessee. http://t.co/K6WGdra4qC
Jason Toney
RT @hoopfeed: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph Lions plays in second game versus Bethany College, scores on layup (ESPN) http://j.mp/1r7xIPk #ncaaw
RT @hoopfeed: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph Lions plays in second game versus Bethany College, scores on layup (ESPN) http://j.mp/1r7xIPk #ncaaw
holly #ravingfangirl
Is that the chess pie? - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, ME - Stephen Mack
john - yep! - holly #ravingfangirl
huh, that's interesting. somehow, overnight, the crust cemented to the pan, so i had to chip the pie out tonight. wonder what's going on there. - holly #ravingfangirl
Tamara J. B.
Sunday morning snuggles
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Is he still asleep? - Eric - Regulate
Eric, no, he said he was just "resting his eyes for a minute." :) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Awwwwww! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Instantly reminded me of this one bit of beautiful cinematography in The Sweet Hereafter (a still of which became the poster) http://www.filmwest.com/images... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I see a good bit of Adam and a hint of Tam (her eyes). What a nice blend!! - Janet
Micah, that's beautiful! @Janet, thanks. I think she's got a pretty good mix of both of us too! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
A precious and beautiful family image...It's been a while since I seen a shot of Adam. - CarlC
Miriella
Karmakarmakarmakarmakarma chameleon You come and go, you come and go....
Jessie
Adorable Ad Might Actually Make You Care About the Plight of British Hedgehogs | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
Adorable Ad Might Actually Make You Care About the Plight of British Hedgehogs | Adweek
"The cuteness factor is awwwf the charts in "Saving Harry," a two-minute animated film by Wildlife Aid U.K. that follows the journey of the titular hedgehog from suburbia back to the woods where he belongs. An adorable hedgehog puppet moves through an amazingly well-realized illustrated world. Every element is superbly crafted, from Harry's pale reflection in the puddle to the grimy, discarded food tins and liquor bottles in the alley, and ultimately, the soft sod of the forest floor and ringed bark of the towering trees. "I'm Seeing Stars," the piano-based tune on the soundtrack, performed by the Elephant Rooms, creates just the right mood—slightly somber, but hopeful, too. Some versions of the clip include the vocal track, and the singer sounds a lot like Kate Bush. You can buy the song on iTunes, with all proceeds supporting the cause." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and the big bug is back. he's either made a home in here somewhere or is getting in somehow. it's been days... shouldn't he be dead by now? so creepy.
It's even creepier if you assumed the big bug is an ex-boyfriend when reading. - Steve C Team Marina
k, he's gone again, but I'm pretty sure he's hiding in the top right corner of one of the window frames. there's a bitty space there. also I investigated the windows and turns out some vines had poked through the top of the screen frame and were peaking into the inside so that's likely how he got in. took care of that. now iffin I feel like putting some big girls pants on, maybe I'll try to trap him and get him outta here. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Katy S
"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | parker higgins dot net - http://parkerhiggins.net/2014...
"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | parker higgins dot net
She calls out publishers for selling e-books for more to libraries than individuals. Also, posting because she rocks! - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Great speech - but I'm waiting to see if she sends a take-down. She can be pretty hardnosed about her copyrights and people posting her words online. - barbara fister
David Handler made a terrible dog's breakfast of the YA win. Black author - watermelon jokes. Plus foolishness about the Coretta Scott King award. So disappointing (as was the general silence in response - only excusable if they couldn't find their jaws on the floor). - barbara fister
Daniel Handler? ETA: yes, it's him. Googling found me this: http://gawker.com/lemony-... - kaijsa
Handler was terrible. - Katy S
He is donating $100,000 matching to We Need Diverse Books - happy to see that. Though still - oi.https://www.indiegogo.com/project... - barbara fister
I saw that this morning. Money is nice, but I'm more interested to see what he does in the future. - Katy S from iPhone
He strikes me as the kind of person who will learn from a fuckup. We probably won't have a chance to find out any time soon, however. - RepoRat
I have heard that he can be a jerk, but I get the impression that he could learn from all of this, too. - Katy S from iPhone
I found him thoroughly delightful at an 826 benefit a few years ago, and while he was kind of saucy, he didn't say anything that offended liberal Seattleites. I've never had personal interactions with him. - kaijsa
He has said publicly his words were racist. Stupid to say them, but he's owning up to what was wrong which is sadly unusual. - barbara fister from iPhone
Yes. He apologized for real, not just the standard "sorry if you were offended" nonsense. It's a good sign that he took responsibility, but it still boggles my mind that he thought those jokes were okay. - kaijsa
link to the better apology, please? - maʀtha
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
in happier news, one thing worked out today. wanted to get down to jax for the long weekend over thanksgiving to see my mom and I found a ride with acquaintances in town headed down that way. did not want to bus it all the way to Atlanta then down into Florida, which would take a whole day in itself. yay for asking people and having them say yes!
Heather
There was a Kitten Nursery dinner last night to thank the volunteers and workers for the first year in operation. They sent the speech out by email. The end made me a touch misty eyed.
"Thank you all for your hours spent weighing, feeding, hydrating, and cuddling those precious, screaming little souls. Thank you for loving animals enough to put your hearts on the line for kittens who might not make it through the night. And thank you for rejoicing with us at the sight of your favorites on the daily “adopted animals” list." I look forward to seeing you back here next summer in your fashionable smock, gloved to the wrists, screaming kitten in one hand and food-filled syringe in the other. You are my heroes. - Heather
Spidra Webster
Mother Bear and Cub in Tree Draw Crowd in Arcadia | KTLA - http://ktla.com/2014...
Mother Bear and Cub in Tree Draw Crowd in Arcadia | KTLA
"There’s nothing like bears coming down from the foothills to bring out the wildlife paparazzi in people. A mother bear and her cub drew a crowd in an Arcadia neighborhood Thursday morning as they sat in a tree and ate a snack in the branches. The Sierra Madre Police Department received a call about 7:45 a.m. and found the two bears in a tree in a front yard at the intersection of Stonehouse Road and Grandview Avenue, said Sgt. Ruben Enriquez of the Sierra Madre Police Department. Spectators started to gather around the area, and at one point, almost 20 people were gathered near the yard, Enriquez said. Joggers stopped their runs, morning walkers slowed down and even drivers got out of their cars to see the bears." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
RT @garywhitta: When I was flying last week a TSA agent saw my t-shirt and asked if I was excited about the new Star Wars films. I said yes.
(context: he's the screenwriter for the next movie.) - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen Mack
I'm not a natural-born citizen, but if I were to run for President, my platform would hinge on not just the usual liberal stuff I always go on and on about like voting rights, freedom of choice, minimum wage, drug legalization, etc., but these two items I would push in particular:
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1. No more time changes, ffs. - Stephen Mack
2. Before Halloween, ONLY Halloween decorations. Before Thanksgiving, ONLY Thanksgiving decorations. Christmas decorations, carols, and sales before December 1 will be considered treason. - Stephen Mack
In conclusion, please vote for me in 2016. - Stephen Mack
Mr Mack! Mr Mack! If I could follow up on #2, what is your position on seasonal latte beverages? - Andrew C (✔)
It's a weak platform but it does benefit from being achievable so that's something. - Mark H
Andrew, thank you. This is difficult to say. You may have seen press reports about some of my earlier papers, written when I was in college (and highly impressionable), endorsing pumpkin spice lattes, eggnog lattes, peppermint lattes, and other similar fare. Let me be clear: I WISH TO REFUDIATE ANY POSITIVE WORDS I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT SUCH ITEMS IN THE MOST STRIDENT... more... - Stephen Mack
Mark, my staff and I thank you for the glowing endorsement. I will now kiss your wife and/or baby and firmly shake your hand while gazing around the room. - Stephen Mack
FLIP-FLOPPER - Andrew C (✔)
I can agree with most, but I would propose a change in #2. Christmas decorations are only allowed the earliest of thanskgiving weekend. Its the long weekend to spend to put everything up. And they must be taken down by the 15th of Jan (This is leniency due to vacations, trips, and recovery from the holiday hangovers.) I would also like to offer that valentines and easter decorations/gifts/mentions are not allowed until a month before the actual holiday. #DownwithHolidayCreep! - Me
We have no babies (by choice) and my wife finds public displays of affection from strangers abhorrent. You'd still have our vote if you campaigned in a mankini, though, because we welcome challenging politicians. - Mark H
*puts on ball gown and beret* - Johnny from iPhone
*digs for blackmail material on Mr. Mack, hopes to make a fortune* - Brian Johns
CW, I would hereby like to offer you the position of Running Mate. Mark, you are hereby hired as my wardrobe consultant. Johnny, you are elected Chief of Chief of Staff. Sparky, you're going to be BUSY, there's an awful lot of dirt out there. Fortunately, I believe that thanks to my two positions enumerated above, I will be elected in a landslide despite my youthful "indiscretions." - Stephen Mack
You want us to elect you on your number 1 and number 2. Sounds like a typical politician to me. #shitofthebulls - Kristin
Stephen, I'd like to be your press secretary. This is a campaign I can get behind. - Corinne L
Welcome aboard, Corinne! Kristin, my #2 doesn't stink. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where were you born? - Meg VMeg
Don't answer that, if it's, like, related to a security question or something. - Meg VMeg
My money is on Kenya. - Kristin
Ha! (England.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of us!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's all the time we have today for questions. - Corinne L
*is escorted off-stage while holding up Nixon v-fingers and making Howard Dean yelps* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, you are the bright spot in my evening. Want to come take over Sacramento city government with me? - Corinne L
Sounds fun! Are there a lot of kickbacks in it for us? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! How about arena naming rights? Or perhaps free parking in perpetuity? - Corinne L
When are you going to post your birth certificate? And your income tax? But mainly your birth certificate? - Stephan
Please hold all questions until our next press conference tomorrow at noon Pacific Standard Time. Thank you. - Corinne L
You won't be running unopposed. I'll be running against you on a platform that includes year round egg nog, requires some actual pumpkin flavor in all things "pumpkin spice" (not just the spices), and allows nothing Christmas related until Santa enters Macy's at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, the way it should be. Halloween things will be allowed year round, for the benefit of... more... - April Russo
I want to pick this thread up and hug it. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Please refrain from touching the candidate, sir. Thank you. - Corinne L
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED: I'd like to announce my third key platform item: Any big-box retailer that opens on Thanksgiving will be levied a special tax on sales on Thanksgiving Day -- at the rate of 100%. - Stephen Mack
Can I be the one Fox News interviews after I accuse you of an impropriety and then rescind my statement? #iwantmy15minutes - Janet from FFHound!
Yvonne Renee
I'm so sad right now. It's almost 2am in NJ. I got here about 2 hours ago and I already miss my kids terribly. Also, my dear friend's daughter is sick which I feel very deeply and am helpless to do anything about it. And another thing that I can't share yet weighs on me, too. I'm hoping a good night's sleep makes me feel a tiny bit better. :-(
Sleep well, and feel better tomorrow - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
Get a good night's sleep. - Anne Bouey
Be well - WarLord
Be good to yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I hope you were able to get a good night's sleep and that it was beneficial. *hugs* - vicster: hon. canadian
Hugs - Janet from FFHound!
I'm pretty certain I got almost 7 hours of sleep! Now to race around and buy last minute items I didn't want to pack. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Eh, make that 6 hours including a whole lotta restlessness. (It's a bit cold here.) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm sorry for the homesickness and for the undisclosed thing that's weighing on you. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
when things seem to be moving along and you think maybe it's going to work... then there's a snag, and that snag slowly turns into an unraveling, then with a quickness other things start to snag and unravel... now you're tying knots to pull the pieces back together wondering what, how, why... so yeah, this new job may not be working out.
Aw geez. I'm sorry to hear that. :-( - vicster: hon. canadian
maybe it's just been an unfortunate week. but there's something not right going on and I'm going to have to figure it out eventually if I'm going to stick around. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
The gut never lies. - Janet from FFHound!
Jessie
Awwww - a one-star Goodreads review of mine has a comment thread that's been running for more than two years but has never devolved into ad hominem attacks, despite several differences of opinion. Someone just posted to thank everyone on the thread for maintaining a civilized conversation and "demonstrating what the Internet should be". <3
I feel like two years must be some sort of record for a YA novel. - Jessie
laura x
APB out on Big Thomas, Little Thomas, and Percy at Casa X this morning. Please let us know if you see them.
Sir Topham Hat is going to be RIGHT PISSED at those shirkers. - Stephen Francoeur
Turns out both Thomases were in the car. Peter found Percy, so I assume he hid him on purpose. Rascal. - laura x from iPhone
I am interested in knowing why he'd hide Percy on purpose, but I know Toddler X has his mysteries. - kendrak
Shannon - GlassMistress
So far today; 8 racks of ribs, 160 chicken wings, 90 sweet and sour smokie sticks, and two half sheet pans of brownies. Nap now? - Shannon - GlassMistress
I poured myself a bowl of Chex. - Steve C Team Marina
Hopefully you aren't planning on feeding 40 folks with Chex ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Mahdi
Mahdi
Sarah G.
I'm not that many generations removed from people that had to kill their own food and yet I'm like "a wedge salad is way too much work..."
But if you eat it over the sink there are no dishes to wash. - Todd Hoff
I wonder if there's a raw cabbage version of wedge salad? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Micah
I think this is self-explanatory.
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? - Joe
Big Joe Silence
A guitar pick mosaic of early 1970s David Gilmour.
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Big Joe Silence
the short-lived 5-man Pink Floyd in 1968: Mason - Gilmour - Waters - Barrett - Wright (L to R)
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Jandy
Welp. I know what @movieguyjon's getting for Christmas. http://boingboing.net/2014...
Welp. I know what @movieguyjon's getting for Christmas. http://boingboing.net/2014/11/20/street-fighter-ugly-christmas.html
Finish Him! - Steve C Team Marina
Big Joe Silence
when your credibility has been so systematically undermined by a nemesis that people you've been tasked to assist won't take anything you offer without a second opinion.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Someone is using a photo of me for their advertising. Bwahahahhaa! http://www.montrosecenter.org/hub...
"Not this!" :D - Brent Schaus from iPhone
:D - Pete
I hope they paid you a big modeling fee! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
With good attribution... it's always good when folks play nice with ©. - SAM
Yeah, attribution is part of my copyright on Flickr. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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