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Louis Gray
Double cute! - sergiooo
Great pic's! - Dan Boggs
Is it just me, or are all baby clothes in either FriendFeed or Twitter colors? I was noticing in my baby boy's clothes today that I had half of web 2.0 in his wardrobe. - Jesse Stay
:) - mhmazidi
yeah it is all nice and happy now - give it 12 months and the inner demon comes out... Nice time though, when they are small and cute :) Enjoy it. - Dave Gray
The best part at this age is when they fall asleep on your chest. - Russellreno
Looks like Sarah is trying to push Matt away... saying "Hey dude! We are so out of the womb! Shove over!!" - Yolanda
I wuv babies! - Shey
that is really quite lovely, louis. those early days with you daughter will be with you two for the all your lives. - ryan from fftogo
awwww how adorable! - Jessica
I think the baby sleeping on my chest thing was one of my favorite moments when we had small babies in our family. Thanks for sharing. - Jeremy Kunz
Sweet pics. - John McCrea
how adorable..your little ones are soooo cute.. thanks for sharing! - MiaD
sooo cute! - Sarah Perez
Bump. - Louis Gray
Derrick
"I can’t say that I’m all that surprised to have fallen in love with Texas Sheet Cake. I had a feeling about it. It just seemed like something I would like: simple, homey and, of course, chocolate. I envisioned that it would be the kind of cake that you could leave on the kitchen counter, covered in plastic wrap and accompanied by a butter knife ready at the waiting for any potential snackers who pass by." - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Oh, man. Destroyed but the nuts. - Rochelle
I've never heard of it, but thinking of busting it out for Memorial Day, along with those baked beans somewhere in my feed. - Derrick
Derrick - these cakes are awesome and unbelievable easy to make. My mom, who isn't exactly a stellar cook or baker, can even make these. - Katy S
Mona Nomura
Poll: How many play a musical instrument, sing, and or involved in music?
Guitar, mandolin, Irish whistles - Mark Traphagen
What is this Irish whistles you speak of?! - Mona Nomura
I can play trumpet and sing. - Steven Perez
Me - sing, guitar (badly) - Kate Foy
I sing - Shevonne
I used to play the saxophone, I really wish I still had it. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Drums, guitar, piano, bass, concert percussion, vocals - Nathan Chase
I used to play guitar. I have not picked it up in the past 2-3 years. - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
I play Trumpet and a little bit of piano - Jesse Stay
I used to play the cornet when I was in junior high. I haven't picked it up in years though. - Beau Liening
Mona: Also known as penny whistle. My favorite is the low whistle. About 2 feet long, pitched an octave lower than a regular penny whistle. - Mark Traphagen
Highland Bagpipe, mandolin, tin whistle. At least I did until a year or so ago... :-( - Joey Gibson
I sing - ZOD
It depends how loosely you define "play". Or "sing". - Victor Ganata
Triangle - Morton Fox
MORTON!! LOL!! You are SO cute!! @Mark - Wow, I am intrigued. - Mona Nomura
I used to play guitar.....i miss it, but carpel tunnel or whatever makes it impossible. I play for 2 mins and start hurting. :( - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
Me, trumpet, even got a scholarship for a minute for that. Also DJed, as in Hiphop DJ back in the day. - Eric
I sang in my grandfather's church choir in Memphis. If I was a writer, I'd probably be involved in music someway. - Derrick
Awww Mike, I'm sorry to hear that... :( Wow, there are so many people here who play instruments and such! Do you guys have Youtube clips up? - Mona Nomura
I sing on expert in rockband lol - orionstarr
I play the Kazoo - Rodfather
I play clarinet, saxophone, drums, and violin. Played Guitar Freaks and Hero, and composing songs in a style I named techypnopop. I went to two known Montreal musical schools, where I had less subjects periods for an advanced classical music training. My artist name is Zu ND Odyofilz. ;p Yeah, I also compose in trackers (8-bit music) and I am known for my fast flow as I rhyme and also sing. Electronic is one of my 'thangs', and wave slicing is the name of my game on my hip-hop side. - Zu from AOD
I sing a bit, and have had people tell me how good I am. But then again, doesn't every nightmarish Idol contestant have people telling them that as well? - Roger Benningfield
beatmachines and keyboards - Lokei Atikus™®
I can drum on my table like a Progressive Rock drummer, does that count? - Faraz Mullick
Of course it does! - Mona Nomura
++ Morton hahaha. I also played triangle, but at school though hehehe. - Zu from AOD
Yep - guitar, bass, vocals. And triangle FTW! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yay ! I should audition for a Rock Band. Anyone needs a drummer? =P - Faraz Mullick
Sing, used to play the trombone, play the guitar, play faux drums - Chieze Okoye
Bass, Guitar, and a little voice - scherbi: bottom dweller
At various points in my life: Bass (double and electric), Piano (and those newfangled synthamasizers), French Horn (evidently just to torment my dad), keyboard mallets (because stage band wasn't considered suitable for piano instruction subsidy in college - long story) - oh ya, and triangle - Kevin Johnson
I play middle eastern percussion - most of those instruments (darabouka, riq, tar, zhils, etc) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
I can sing, but everyone tells me to stop. I used to know guitar, and can still pull off a few chords, but I got a lot to re-learn. - Chris Charabaruk
Some of these instruments I have to Google! - Mona Nomura
I do neither of those, though I tried as a child. - James Rishabh Mishra
Some piano, less guitar, some singing. But more importantly, I didn't see you answer your own question... - Dan Hsiao
multi-instruments but mainly upright bass - thinfilms
I play the flute, guitar and a little voice :) - stanjourdan
I play the piano and recorder (but I'm rusty), and I used to play the violin. I do play Rock Band like a madwoman, though. :) - Jandy
Sax for me. Been a bit. I am still very involved in music. - Amani
Bass player. Drummer as well. Composition and theory was my focus in college. - Josh Haley
I play instruments, but not well, so I'll go with the last two. - Rahsheen
ME! :) I use to play the French Horn and the Piano! - Michael Forian
I used to play the piano... but haven't practiced in years - Bee
I like to play a bit of everything - but not very well. I love my piano. My daughter (8) plays clarinet, recorder, guitar, piano, drums, sings, writes, dances and acts. I work in sound and lighting - but I'm turning into my daughter's roadie. - Chris Loft
Me. ME !!!!! ME!!!!!!!!!11 - Akiva
Hahhahaha Akiva! You are so awesome. I love it when you get excited, like a little kid. It's so cute! - Mona Nomura
Never really played an instrument, despite a few fruitless guitar lessons in college. I have sung in school and church choirs, though. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
play guitar, and sing karaoke (after a couple of drinks) :) - ~C4Chaos
Mona, I can't tell you how hard that made me laugh. - Josh Haley
What? I love it when Akiva's happy! - Mona Nomura
Does Rock Band 2 count? ;-) - Herb Hernandez
Of course it does, Herb! - Mona Nomura
I played trumpet in high school, now I mess around on a piano but am not very good yet. - Julie Bovee Hill
http://www.youtube.com/watch... gotta love meatloaf (as long as I'M not doing the singing!) - James Rose
I play piano/keyboards. I also sing but only by super special request to fight off ninjas and other invisible enemies. - Anthony K. Valley ©
I had no idea there were so many musicians here!! Super-cool. I play some guitar & bass, compose/ arrange, Engineer/ Mix ...if you all are forming a band--can I play? - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
I do :) - Bren
Yo tambien. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Nope. - Sparky, lurking
Oh plz Sparky, you are totally the master of the skinflute. - Hookuh Tinypants
Funny enough I did play a flute back in school band! - Sparky, lurking
That's what she said...or he said...er.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
can harmonize, play a little bass. - Janet
I can play piano, some guitar, and I can sing. - JoEllen
Guitar, some singing and when I was a kid piano (my mother was a piano teacher and I could not escape her lessons) - M F
I sing, and need to learn to play the piano and guitar. - Rob Diana
play the guitar from time to time. - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Used to sing many, many years ago. Do 'Rockband' drums count??? - David Cook from fftogo
Does the shower count? - Brian Bufalo
i play mostly electric guitar, loudly. - grant fox
i play guitar and hammered dulcimer (as well as a bunch of other minor percussive instruments) and sing. : ) - carlotta fancypants
Mona Nomura
It baffles me how we (Americans) concentrate on global issues and forget our own people. We too, have starving ppl w/ no clean water.
Good point. I sometimes feel the same way, but should we only look inward all the time? - Eric
No - but our country needs a lot of help. A LOT. - Mona Nomura from IM
True, no argument. So many in need. - Eric
Alas Mona, I think it is becuase it is easier to throw money at something 'over there' rather than deal with the systemic issues inside our own societies. - Johnny
Mona, I agree with you 100%. Though, my views may be somewhat stronger: I don't believe in giving money to "help the children in Africa" or "sponsor a kid for a $1 a day". Most of the money doesn't reach the poor kid. I help out at local homeless shelters and donate my family's old blankets to them. We need to look after our own, especially in a recession. - Michael Forian
It's not politically correct to think about ourselves first. - Todd Jordan
And adoptable children. We have many, many, MANY, children that need a home. - Jess
@jess - but it is so much more difficult to adopt a child in the US than it is other places...more expensive, more invasive and a much longer process. A real shame it has to be that way... we have considered adopting... - Lindsay
@lindsay True. Our adoption system is broken. I'm working to fix it ,-) - Jess
Good for you Jess!! - Mona Nomura
Adi - lol. You need to come roll with me for a day. I don't think you get out much. - Mona Nomura
I completely disagree with you Mona. "with great power comes great responsibility" and if we are a world "leader" we have to lead at more than just warming the planet up and completely changing the lives of "poor" people. Some islands (Lohachara) have already disappeared because we would rather drive big cars. Coral reefs are dying, species are dying. hundreds of millions of people are... more... - Tweet Feeds
Our education system is faulty, we are putting ignorant people in power, we are ruining the world as well as helping it. It is not our responsibility to play global police when there are many in our own country that can not or do not attend school (for multiple reasons) Can you imagine how much good we CAN do, if every one of the citizens of this country were to be educated? Big picture! - Mona Nomura
I always criticize American government foreign policies. I think that the US government always try to be the world savior and police but forgets the issues and challenges at home. That is why I was a bit optimistic when Obama took office. Although, making promises during an election is different from establishing policies. Only time will tell, now this young government is running USA. - Vinko
It's always funny to me how little some of us know about how other people live, the choices they have to make, the opportunities they may/may not have... - Rahsheen
That's why I think the Internet is great, because it gives people a chance to see outside of their bubbles. It is so easy to assume certain things when you haven't seen things with your own two eyes. :) - Mona Nomura
To add, I'm not going to lie. A lot of my friends are very *conservative (edited) and can not believe some of the things I have seen, until I tell them about my experiences. Actually, I want to do a documentary or pictorial in the near future. :) - Mona Nomura
Even in California - have you guys heard of Chinese Camp? One of the saddest towns in CA I have ever been to. Go to Newark, Baltimore, Camden (!), Trenton (NJ's state capitol), even the outskirts of Chicago, NYC (Brooklyn), etc. And Adi? Poverty is poverty, and in a country as rich as ours, it is unacceptable for people to live below poverty lines, to work two, three jobs and still be... more... - Mona Nomura
Adi - I think it is great you were able to do work for the Gates Foundation (that I am a huge fan of) but are you aware of our educational system? And how corrupt it is? How children get extra credit for bringing school supplies, even toilet paper? Do you realize that things are not equal in this country? And I never mentioned cutting off aid, but I think a lot more Americans would concentrate on domestic issues, if made aware of the current state our nation is in. - Mona Nomura
How about "cutting off aid to developing nations" until there's not a child in America without health care, that goes to sleep hungry, or sleeping in cars and cardboard boxes? If anyone thinks America's "social net" prevents this from being an everyday reality, I'll have to respectfully disagree. - Sharon McPherson
I LIVE below the poverty line. I'm it. Ask me and I can tell you I've NEVER had it as bad as the poor in other nations and I've been as low as you can go here in the US. However, it's not our government's job to feed other nations. It's not even it's job to feed YOU. It's MY job to help you if you need help. Personally to assist you to get where you need to be to be able to feed... more... - Molly
Adi - to be fair, I hate to single you out since you were stating your opinion and sharing your experiences. Just know, there is no one right or wrong answer here. It's about exchanging ideas to learn from each other, so please keep an open mind, as I try to do the same. - Mona Nomura
I feel strongly about giving my money to US-bound efforts. But that's personal. Hopefully, there are enough of us giving that the whole world shares our wealth. But one cool thing to add about the Easter Kentucky/Appalachian efforts (I grew up there) is the amount of scholarships and funds being raised for children (whose family many times CHOOSE that life) in the recent five or so years is amazing! - Jess
What Molly says is true. I've lived for years on very close to nothing. And all throughout that time I've been able to sit and look at my life, and know that even with no house, money, or really anything, there was nothing lacking in my life. I was still probably within the top 10% of the wealthiest people on the planet. We say that we don't look out for our own people, and perhaps our... more... - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Rob, that was really well and beautifully said! I've been there a few times re: poor in spirit, but I've never been low as long as I see in some nations' people. I can't imagine how awful it is to wake up knowing you don't have enough food to produce milk to feed your own child. To watch them die day by day. Now THAT is true poverty and we as humans need to help those fellow human... more... - Molly
Molly, Rob, thank you so much for sharing your stories. Rob - I too agree with you regarding losing spirit because of deplorable living conditions. There are many cities in the US that are so run down and forgotten, that basically, there is no hope. You can sense it in their energies. A majority of third world countries I have been to, the overall vibe of the cities are happy -- and that is why I want to see some of the attentions shifted domestically. - Mona Nomura
Mona, but they still have the option to move, even if it's on foot with only the clothes on their backs. I know, I've done it. This country is very generous on a personal basis and I've depended upon the kindness of strangers a few times to feed my children (they're grown now). Other nations' peoples have to deal with corruption, greed and outright threats to their lives much less the... more... - Molly
Molly, there are children in the US with bloated bellies and flies swarming w/o the energy to even them away. How is that acceptable in the US? - Mona Nomura
I know what you mean, and then it seems the rest of the world lectures us and puts us down at times. - orionstarr
Well there are times when we stick our noses into places it doesn't belong. Sometimes, even if our intentions are good, it results to worsening situations. :( - Mona Nomura
Mona, where re: US children w/bloated bellies? Where are their parents? Why aren't they working if they're around? No job? Sell pencils on the street. Sell wildflowers. I've done it. It's actually a good living if you're the only one on the street w/pretty wildflowers bundled w/nice ribbons. Service stations/malls/grocery store parking lots. Bring ice if in a hot climate. Ask the local... more... - Molly
Molly, have you ever been to the ghetto? The real ghetto? Have you seen the slums of Hawaii and or areas with warmer climates? And I hate to use the word "slums" but basically, that is what they are. And there are many that are not aware of those options. Man, I wish everyone can actually see what I have seen. - Mona Nomura
I always think that with economic times like this, we should focus more on improving ourselves. If you're an individual then your skills, and if you're a company then your content/products/services. I guess if you're a country then your people and their livelihoods. - Vinko
Well it is hard times such as these, when great things happen. :) - Mona Nomura
Yes, Mona I have. I've lived in 'the ghetto' in downtown Miami ('80's). Drunks on the street, hookers on every corner, etc. etc etc.. I literally walked out, hitched a ride and found someplace where I COULD make a living. Again, we have it so good here in the US compared to the poor in other countries. btw, what is the excuse in this nation of food stamps and the most giving people on... more... - Molly
Molly, yes, there are global issues the must be addressed. Every country has its problems and there is no excuse, not a single one, for the inequalities in our country, our system, of people that bust their ass never rising above "poverty lines", and most of all, our children not being educated. No one is comparing anything. (at least I am not). I am simply stating, we have MANY issues... more... - Mona Nomura
How is it ok that children get extra credit for bringing toilet paper to school? Why is shutting down a library to save on budget costs acceptable? Why are the teachers getting paid so low? In this country, where anyone can be whatever they want to be, why are they not able to reach their full potentials? Can you imagine if every child were to get equal educational opportunities? Think of how many MORE collective minds would be in the workforce, strategizing to make our WORLD a better place? - Mona Nomura
It's easier to manipulate/control uneducated people... Not much incentive for those who could help raise others up to do it. :S - Lindsay
I'm getting angry again thinking about our system lol. - Mona Nomura
Sorry, Mona, but the Constitution doesn't guarantee equal results, just equal opportunity. IMHO education isn't the government's job anyway (except in a limited civics sort of way). I home schooled my kids. - Molly
Molly, if you are an uneducated single parent working three jobs to put food on the table and a roof over your kids' heads, how would you home school? - Mona Nomura
We have individual power that we can bring to bear, here. There are countless opportunities to improve things. We can give food, clothes, money, time, and attention. We can use whatever clout or connections we might have to draw in folks who have even more resources to share than we do. Plus, we can freely share our skills. No point waiting for others to handle it. - Kathy Fitch
And Molly? You said as human beings, we must help those in need of help. You don't think other Americans are warranted help from their own people? And that is what I am saying -- we do NOT have equal opportunity. - Mona Nomura
We're not guaranteed equal opportunity, we're guaranteed the right to PURSUE equal opportunity... There's a difference there (and quite a big one). - Lindsay
Thank you Lindsay - I can not speak rationally when it comes to these topics, since domestic issues angers me SO MUCH. Taking a walk, I'm pissed off again hahaha. - Mona Nomura
I love Mona's passion! My husband and I don't approach this one as an either/or. We strive to find opportunities to reach out to those both far and near--and we could certainly do more on both fronts. Near or far, there's never a shortage of places to begin. Right here at home, I see big schools with big budgets, tons of resources, and far too much uninspired teaching, but also a very... more... - Kathy Fitch
I've never seen an example of someone 'working their ass off and never rising above the poverty line' unless they have more kids than they can support or due to an unforeseen circumstance (accident or illness). The FEW that result from the latter case can and should be taken care of in the local community and barring that, from a broader outreach of regional charities. - Molly
Tad bought us a Powerball ticket yesterday and we sat down and talked about what we'd do with the money if we got it... Besides the obvious of quit our jobs and travel for a while, we both were thinking of ways we would use it to help others... Setting up scholarships and grants, funding some start-up ventures for our friends who are looking for jobs, funding programs in schools to... more... - Lindsay
Mona re: single mother: Where's the father? Where's the grandparents on either side? Aunts, uncles? That's the point. It's not the government's job to care for a single mother's children while she works, it's the relatives' first, then the local community if the family fails. If the local community is overwhelmed, then regionally volunteer charities should step up to the plate. It's US... more... - Molly
Lindsay--that's one of my very favorite fantasies! I used to coordinate a large group of adjunct English professors. A great many of them taught multiple courses at multiple colleges, trying to scrape together a decent living doing the thing they loved. I used to wish that I could magically make the things they needed (groceries, clothes, cars, computers) just appear out of nowhere for... more... - Kathy Fitch
Kathy, thriving is a relative term. I live below the US poverty line, but I'm thriving. I'm poor and unhappy to be that way, but happy in all other ways. - Molly
If your own country won't help you, which will? I believe any country should always place it's citizens first - Keith Barrett
Keith: Let me just say ARGH! It's not our government's JOB to 'help you' if you need it. It's your family's, neighbors', neighborhood's job. - Molly
Ok Molly. I now see your mindset and nevermind, this conversation is not going any where. However, I would like to ask why you chose to ignore my question regarding the school system. - Mona Nomura
Mona, I didn't ignore it, I missed it. Scrolling up. - Molly
Molly--quite right. I was talking economics, but I do of course agree with you that one's overall happiness isn't contingent on wealth. Poverty of spirit can exist anywhere, and we can reach out to help with that, as well. - Kathy Fitch
Oh, here it is: "How is it ok that children get extra credit for bringing toilet paper to school? Why is shutting down a library to save on budget costs acceptable? Why are the teachers getting paid so low? In this country, where anyone can be whatever they want to be, why are they not able to reach their full potentials? Can you imagine if every child were to get equal educational... more... - Mona Nomura
If you want to know why public education (often) often sucks, read http://www.johntaylorgatto.com - Victor Panlilio
Oh, and I do agree with you about the importance of family, neighbors, and neighborhood, Molly. Government tries to be the formalized, organized, centralized expression of that kind of caring, but too often fails quite utterly at it, and is, in any case, no replacement for the human touch. - Kathy Fitch
I agree Kathy. Mona, I didn't miss it. You missed my answer so I'll reword and repeat it. How is bringing TP to school good for a child's academic performance? How can they get a grade or credit for it? Libraries aren't supposed to be government funded, except in a limited fashion concerning civics education. Want a library? Donate your money, not other people's in the form of taxation. - Molly
But WHY should it be up to the community to put supply the public educational system when we are one of the TOP nations in the WORLD when it comes to funds allocated per student? Why is it OK that one of the most important public entities of this amazing country I love so much ignored? And WHY are we paying so much taxes to fund these corrupt officials? It is unacceptable that because... more... - Mona Nomura
Our government wasn't constructed to get people to 'reach their full potential'. It was an alignment of individual nation-states for economic reasons. If your nation-state wants to give all the producers' money to non-producers, have at it. Don't come running to my state when the producers come here to get away from over taxation, though. :-) Again, our government was never intended to... more... - Molly
But don't you see, there are many who are not given that "equal opportunity" because our system is corrupt. - Mona Nomura
I will give you an example: Earlier I was in Bushwick (Brooklyn). Out of the blue, some woman yells at me: "Hey China girl, we speak English here." That is the epitome of failure of our country and system. - Mona Nomura
Mona I didn't understand that last about your mother. Please rephrase? So you want less money to administration and more to students/teachers? We finally agree on something. :-) - Molly
I am not saying pay more taxes, I am talking about full on reform. I am talking about rethinking the entire model of how to allocate OUR tax dollars to properly give every person in this country a chance to educate themselves so in 2009, we do not have people saying, out of the blue, "Hey China girl, we speak English here." - Mona Nomura
Our system is corrupt because we've given it too much power. Take away some of that funding/power and the greedy will leave for greener pastures. Were you speaking Chinese when the woman yelled at you? (Not that excuses rudeness nor applies to any discussion as that's an isolated incident- I'm blonde. Heard any good dumb blonde jokes lately?) btw, I collect blonde jokes. I love letting people think I'm a dumb big boobed blonde then smokin' 'em in a debate. I'm evil, I know........ heh - Molly
I am not Chinese and I was with black people. - Mona Nomura
Mona, why not give you (and everyone else) back your own money and let you educate yourself as you say? Why sift it through layer after layer of bureaucracy, each layer taking a swipe @ the whole until you're left w/cents instead of the original dollars? btw, you're off of academic education and talking social education. Something I whole heartedly oppose. I'm a fundamentalist Christian... more... - Molly
Mona, I agree with you. I've worked with foundations, and I strongly prefer those who fund local nonprofits. I've talked with those who fund over seas at conferences, and its always a hard conversation for me. I understand funding overseas, I just don't understand ignoring our own backyard. I've talked to teenagers who didn't think they would survive to be 20 due to gangs in their lives... more... - Rachel Lea Fox
Molly: I do not understand what you mean -- but for you to ask if I was speaking Chinese in lieu of recognizing the ignorance of "China girl", speaks for itself. :) And Rachel, I try my hardest to do what I can, but knowing what I know and seeing the things I have seen, I can not help but to want to make a bigger impact and give as many as I can hope, not just a handful that I come... more... - Mona Nomura
Rock on - michelle lamar
Mona, now don't start insulting me please. I asked a relevant question considering what you said the woman yelled at you. I've not even looked at your profile so needed context for the woman's declaration. As for being the first in their families to graduate high school, why are you blaming government for not doing what the parents/local charities/neighborhood should be doing? It's not... more... - Molly
And, I'm getting tired of this discussion because it frustrates me to have people act like the government has money of it's own. It don't. Any money the government has it took from someone who earned it's pocket. Look at your paycheck. See those little boxes that diminishes the dollar amount? That's government @ work and most of what they take from you goes into a bureaucrat's pocket, not your favorite charity, local school, etc....Night. (hugs) - Molly
Did I insult you? I just made an observation. If you were insulted, that sounds like a personal problem, frankly. :) But more importantly: why, in 2009, are ignorant statements like taht ok? What do you think makes a person blurt out a statement like that, completely unprovoked? The answers to those questions are the answer to what is wrong with this country. And Molly -- if you saw... more... - Mona Nomura
I would like to point out that not everyone has a large network of family, friends and neighbors for support. Tad and I have been pretty much on our own since we got together and started a family. The first two places we lived (when we were living off about 2x minimum wage) we had no family or friends to help us do anything. It was very tough. We moved to Phoenix after my mom, but she... more... - Lindsay
...i just want to say, of Americans: WE ARE THE WORLD! We are the children. We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start living... - .LAG liked that
"Molly: I do not understand what you mean -- but for you to ask if I was speaking Chinese in lieu of recognizing the ignorance of "China girl", speaks for itself. :)" Speaks how? If it wasn't an insult intending to lob a backhanded 'you're a bigot/racist' at me, what was the statement intended as? I'm calling you on that one. Ignorant statements like that aren't okay and have absolutely... more... - Molly
starving people? here?? ;P - Anthony Citrano
I've seen with my own eyes how the poor live. I live it myself. How many times do I have to say that and in how many ways do I have to remind you I've BEEN there where you're describing? I do believe I mentioned (several times) that if the extended family and/or local community is unable/unwilling to step up to help a family out, there are regional and even national charities available.... more... - Molly
Thank god. - Mona Nomura from IM
I used to be a Libertarian and then I woke up and realized that there are people who just can't take care of themselves and charity just doesn't cut it. How about we take the same amount of money that the government is already taking in and put it toward things that actually make a difference for the people HERE? Instead of asking people to pay more taxes or taxes + donations to... more... - Lindsay
It's not that they can't take care of themselves, they are in environments where they do not know they can. Get up and move? Move where? Armed with what? - Mona Nomura
Agreed - there are a lot of social boundaries that are difficult to cross. Ignorance is a big obstacle to lots of things. People don't know what resources or options are available to them, and they lack the skills (training through education) to be able to seek them out. A lot of them just resign themselves to their situation simply because they don't really know any way out of it or can't do simple things like afford clothes that are nice enough to wear in an office job. - Lindsay
And the greedy myopic decision maker -- from voters to our government (state, local, and federal) is one of the reason why reform is so difficult. NOTHING makes me angrier than education and awareness (men included). :( - Mona Nomura from IM
Education and awareness make you angrier than men do? - Jim Norris
Yes. Men are so simple. - Mona Nomura
Are we now? But what makes you angry about awareness? And why do you think that we owe Americans suffering from lack of clean water more than we owe anyone else in the world who's suffering from just as much deprivation? - Jim Norris
Yes, men are, but that's irrelevant. The topic digressed into education and education reform is a subject that I can not discuss without getting emotional. As for your questions. 1. I do not like discussing topics about awareness, since there are many that for whatever reason, turn a blind eye or refuse to believe certain truths about our country. i.e. living conditions . As for clean... more... - Mona Nomura from IM
Robert, Folks get up in arms about FB changes because they inevitably make things more difficult and less transparent (not to mention less logical, less attractive, etc.). Here, the changes make the thing more nimble--and it was already pretty gosh darned nimble. - Kathy Fitch
Well, there's no hard-and-fast rule that conversation threads need to stay relevant! But I understand that these are very emotionally fraught issues. There are definitely issues with the living conditions of some people in this country. What I'm wondering is how we justify caring more about people living within this nation's borders than we do about those outside of them. The... more... - Jim Norris
And one of the biggest problems is, when uncultured, uninformed people try to help save the world, they at times do more harm than good -- especially since they are so set in their views in lieu of opening their minds to see things from the other side. It's not about "Quick omg we need to help, let's do x and x", it's about long term solutions without disrupting the peace. No one is saying one should care more about the other. It's more about "Hey, let's not forget we have MAJOR domestic issues, too." - Mona Nomura from IM
I don't think that greedy myopia is unique to government though; I think it's a feature of most organizations over a certain size and complexity, when it becomes difficult to evaluate success in the short term and people start to have personal ambitions that are opposed to the goals of the organizations themselves. I see the same thing in businesses too; the public and private sectors just come up with different mechanisms for enforcing some measure of accountability. - Jim Norris
Oh I definitely agree with that -- our economy and a lot of failed corporations are due to greedy individuals. Is it human nature that makes us this way? Or are we products of our (capitalistic) society? - Mona Nomura from IM
Yeah, people seeking shortsighted solutions often end up being less effective than they could be. But there's a legitimate question there, and there are significant and troubling tradeoffs that have to be made: how much effort (in the form of time and money and lives) do we spend defending victims in Darfur versus children in the US who lack health insurance? - Jim Norris
Or education, since we spend significant dollar amounts *on* education. I think it's more of a bigger picture issue. How can we re-think our system to better our country? What do we need to do? How do get the public involved? To actually care? - Mona Nomura from IM
I'm not sure you can blame the state of the economy on greedy individuals, in the sense that there have always been greedy individuals, and there probably always will be, and so as a political society it is not within the realm of possibility to eliminate greed in individuals. Yes, it's their fault, but recognizing that doesn't prevent the problem from occurring. The real question is,... more... - Jim Norris
Education. That's what it's all about. Teaching the public to become critical thinkers, to make informed decisions in any and all situations. - Mona Nomura from IM
We do spend a ton of money on education with rather mediocre results. The first question I'd ask is why are the results in the U.S. anomalously low compared to other similarly developed countries? I don't know much about education policy, so I'm just talking out of my ass at this point, but part of the problem is that the balance of power between federal, state, and local governments... more... - Jim Norris
Mona: "Teaching the public to become critical thinkers" - that's not what public education does. See http://www.johntaylorgatto.com - Victor Panlilio
Jim: See "The Underground History of American Education" at http://www.johntaylorgatto.com - Victor Panlilio
Jim - all of those are extremely valid questions and dependent on the person answering's background, the answers would most likely differ. My number one question lies simply with checks and balances. And Victor - thanks for those links, I'll check them out. I have to sleep now, so good night all. - Mona Nomura from IM
At some point there's a fundamental question of what the purpose of government (generally, and in particular for the U.S.) should be. Is it just a legal agreement that gives up certain limited rights (e.g. to vigilante justice) in order to provide for the common defense and protection of human liberties? Or does it represent a more humanistic view of the U.S. as a society who is... more... - Jim Norris
See, women are simple too... I start talking, and they suddenly have to go to sleep. Maybe it's just me. - Jim Norris
Touché, Jim, but it's actually *really* simple. It's called EST and 3am! I'll answer in the morning. Thanks for your input, your thought provoking comments are always more than welcome. :) - Mona Nomura from IM
Ok, I await your response. I suppose for the good of the Feed I should catch some sleep too. Otherwise you won't get any exciting new features/bugs to waste your time with tomorrow. G'night! - Jim Norris
Speaking of links, education, and our current economic situation, see http://tinyurl.com/dhxt7s, a thought-provoking critique of MBA education and the extreme narcissism it creates - Victor Panlilio
Victor, it's probably not only MBA programs themselves that are to blame (although many executive MBA programs, in particular, aren't exactly academically rigorous), but also the general willingness of so many organizations to value that degree over experience. A degree should be one piece of the puzzle when evaluating candidates, but shouldn't be the thing that trumps all other characteristics. - Kathy Fitch
Mona Nomura
Flickr: The Official White House Photostream's Photostream - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Flickr: The Official White House Photostream's Photostream
Flickr: The Official White House Photostream's Photostream
Sorry for double post - didn't get here in time to delete my Tweet... lol - Mona Nomura
"I like that they put Photostream in their name and now it's a little redundant :)" via Frankie Warren lolol!! - Mona Nomura
There are some very cool photos posted there! I wish they would not have deleted all of the EXIF data from the photos though. - Jeff P. Henderson
Awesome find Mona. Thanks. Way better than The West Wing..... - Roberto Bonini
i wonder if he's talking to jack in the first picture........ - Roberto Bonini
Jeff - In about a decade the then president will de-classify the EXIF data and post it - Jim Espinoza
Flippity - actually there are plenty of blackberries at the Whitehouse. They are not allowed to bring them into meetings with the President. See http://www.time.com/time... - Balaji Dutt
Atul Arora
Google - Samuel Morse's Birthday - http://www.google.com/webhp...
Google - Samuel Morse's Birthday
That's cool. I've always wanted to learn Morse, just because. - Joey Gibson
I used to be able to do 13 wpm. Mostly forgot it though - still have my Ham license. - Jesse Stay
I think I hit whatever the minimum used to be for the novice license. My Dad is K0OEP. Serious old school, but now just an admirer. I still tap out HI when I see Ham plates on cars, but most seem to think I'm just being a jerk. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
Chris, yeah, many hams don't know Morse code any more - it's no longer required. KC5PZP here - Jesse Stay
20 wpm +/- from the ham radio days ....WA2AAB (Began life as a radio geek ...) - Charlie Anzman
Baskind ... this commonalities are now really starting to scare me - Charlie Anzman
Okay, do I have to send out QSL cards now? - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
That's great! - Michael Fidler
I'm thinkin' dedicated Friendfeed frequency. Someone call the FCC - Charlie Anzman
Assume you know about @hamtwits (They found me ... I'm sooooo inactive!) - Charlie Anzman
Thanks Google for bringing our hams out of the woodwork. de WA4ILO - Jimmy Walker
Robert Scoble
A dollar bill taped to the floor of friendfeed's offices: - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
07/07/2008
This is a dollar bill taped to the floor of FriendFeed's headquarters. It's a bit of social engineering. They figured out it kept people from tripping on the cord cover because people noticed the money on the floor. - Robert Scoble
Hahaha, now that is brilliant stuff. Awesome. - James Mowery from twhirl
This is a fantastic idea. - Jeremy Botter
Wouldn't last long in my office. - Ralph Whitbeck
Amazing.. think I could use this idea in a few places. - Roberto Bonini
Clever! i love it. - Federico [Kurai] from twhirl
Simple, clever, great idea. That FriendFeed crew is a bunch of smart fellers! - Brandon Wood
My employer is too frugal to do that. - Jonathon
Inexpensive risk management. - Dave Pelland
Ha! Very clever. - Brent Newhall
brilliant - mjc
Wow! I'm speechless. - directeur from NoiseRiver
nice - Mike Collett
The dollar bill trick doesn’t work with strippers though ;) - Tony C (Unrated)
@Earl: Consider it a stripper-filter, then. You know someone's a stripper if they trip over it. - April Buchheit
for some reason i expect a "stripper filter" to be something coded using regular expressions. sad, i know. - Karim
The message here is that Web 2.0 companies are so ignorant of money and revenue that they even step over a dollar on the floor - Jason Carreira from twhirl
Genius!!! - Joe Dawson
Interesting. The photo has been viewed more than 500 times, but has only earned 62 likes and 19 comments. So, for every 1 thing we can see here there's another 9 people hanging out lurking in the shadows. - Robert Scoble
@Scoble the old 90-9-1 rule :) (well almost) - Naor Mark
You could always just superglue some road kill to those things. Nothing gets people's attention more than a dead opossum. - Andrew Leyden
wow, that's funny smart! - Susan Beebe
I stubbed my toe on that dollar. - Michael Muller
Heath And Safety in the UK would not approve....but I do! - Toby Graham
"but has only earned 62 likes". This currently stands as the most-liked Flickr photo of all time. - Vezquex
I forgot about that photo. It does work, though. Everytime I visit friendfeed's offices I see the dollar and I'm careful not to trip over it. :-) - Robert Scoble
As an IE I can state that's definitely not something to publicize. Definitely not OSHA Kosher. - Arawak
Great idea will have to remember this. - Laura Gonzalez
Reminds me of the deli counter in grocery store in Scotts Valley across the street from NorCal offices of MetaCreations (the Fractal Design arm of it). Local companies'd go there for lunch daily. PROBLEM: Deli counter pencils (for marking your sandwich menu) disappeared at frightful rate. SOLUTION: Deli affixed pencils with price label. Price: $100.00. Pencils stayed at store. :) - Susan A. Kitchens
Haha I like that trick for keeping Pens from going missing Susan! - Garin Kilpatrick
Rahsheen
If I disagree with your opinion, does that automatically mean I support the opposite viewpoint? Can't it just mean I think you're wrong?
hear, hear - Michael W. May
You know what, I'm not sure... I don't mind being told I'm wrong as long as the person doing the telling shows me how I'm wrong... and that would imply that they hold a piece of information or belief that is different to mine. The real problem here isn't holding another view, it is the assumption that there is only two. We live in a world of gray. Your POV may be slightly different than mine, more moderate or hard line, but that doesn't mean there are only two schools of thought... - Johnny
I think that is exactly his point, Johnny - Michael W. May from twhirl
Sure it can, it's like saying "He that is not with me is against me" I would call that a sophism. - Willem (@wim66) ☠
Some things are shades of grey, and some things are black & white. So it depends. - Tanath
No model of the world is complete (or it wouldn't be a model) and any situation has innumerable characteristics. As you will certainly build your model by focusing on different sets of characteristics from the set I will use, our models will be different ... And may indeed have very different characteristics or may be similar in some but not others. The models are alternative ways of looking (and aren't even necessarily inherent in the situation studied) so of course it is possible to disagree with - David HC Soul
Another's model without holding the 'opposite' point of view, which if it is possible to have such a thing, is only a third model after all. - David HC Soul
as Voltaire said : I disagree with your opinion but I'll do my best to make your voice heard (sorry if the translation is awkward) - Olivier
Interesting. The funniest thing about this case was that the person gave me no facts to support their opinion, but demanded I provide facts to support mine. - Rahsheen
A special case indeed: there are none so blind as those who will not to see... They can't even truthfully establish their own perspective yet alone see another's. (there's nothing quite as irrational in my mind as someone who uses a purely emotional argument themselves while demanding a purely logical argument in return - or vice versa of course.... Walk away as nothing good can come of the meeting). - David HC Soul
Like if you question the iffy science of Climate Change, you are somehow pro-polution. - Robert Hafer
And if you're pro-choice, you like to kill babies - Rahsheen
You're either with us or with the terrorists. - Jason
Rahsheen
Seriously, though. I don't understand why people troll for followers just for the hell of it. Who cares if you just need X more? STFU.
BECAUSE I NEED VALIDATION - Mike Nayyar
It is odd. Especially after you hit the point when non-spammers who you don't know are following you, who cares if it's 100 or 10,000? - Steele Lawman
"Sigmund Freud didn’t see collecting as stemming from these kinds of motivations. He postulated that collecting ties back to the time of toilet training, of course. Freud suggested that the loss of control and what went down the toilet was a traumatic occurrence and that, therefore, the collector is trying to gain back not only control but “possessions” that were lost so many years ago." —The psychology of collecting http://www.nationalpsychologist.com/article... - Micah
Speaking of hell, do you know the more followers you have the less chance you have of going to hell? Motivated now? :-) - Todd Hoff
Uh...what? LOL - Rahsheen
Some people are going to hell no matter how many followers they get, though. - Victor Ganata
How can you even like...deal with people? I need to prune the people I follow because there are just too many. By the same token, I wince when I get new followers (which has increased a lot since the #followfriday stuff) because I act like such a dork on Twitter. Actually, I'm kinda dorky on FF, too. - Derrick
@Derrick -- I'd never throw you off my Twitter feed. - Absentee
Derrick, let it be known that I'm not trying to get you in my pants or anything, but you are one of the most interesting people I know of in the social media world. You shouldn't wince because people want a taste of your awesomesauce....LOL, Also, don't follow everyone that follows you, that's like trying to hook up with every person that slides you their number. Probably not a good idea. - Rahsheen
Hehe - it's impossible to read Rah's last statement without wanting to say "that's what she said..." - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
HRm....damn....I did leave that wide open, didn't I?.....that's what she said? - Rahsheen
Darn tooting she did! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
FF really needs a comment Like... maybe a little number increments inside the comment chat bubble. - Tinfoil 2.0
Live4Emma (L4S)
used produce
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Lol - JazJaz
LOL!! Resharing on FB! - Mona Nomura
:) - edythe
LMAO! - vijay
o.O I like used things! - Sparky, lurking
Heh. This definitely made my afternoon. - Jonathan Hardesty
Derrick
You know those gay guys that love to work out, flex their muscles, and look good in their expensive denim? Yeah, I'm not one of them.
Derrick, you look good in any denim... - Johnny
If that's your wish...then take the steps required to become one of them :) - Mo Kargas
Hey, straight guys do that too. Is there a term for those kind of gay guys though? - Will Higgins™
But do you want to look like those WeHo dudes? Steroidal bulldog queens in ripped flannel shirts? GAG Speaking of which, Sunset Junction...you up for it? - Anika
Mo, that's the LAST thing I want. Will, gay guys that do that? I call them: gay guys. LOL. Who's playing this year, Anika? 1UP, Johnny! - Derrick
I'll flex my flab. :) - Morton Fox
*shares a meal with Morton* :) - Derrick
Singlehandedly doing my part to abolish stereotypes and cliches! - Derrick
I mean as in you are a "Bear" - don't deny it! One of my gay friends was going through the whole list of slang, it's pretty extensive. - Will Higgins™
I guess I might be thrown in the bear category, if you had to put me somewhere. - Derrick
I have no idea who's playing this year. I think the last time I went, I was pregnant with my daughter. I miss ogling leather daddies. - Anika
Derrick
Derrick is a new frame of mind, from which a thousand flowers could bloom.
*insert something witty about fertilizer here* - Michael W. May
we missed you, mwm. :-D - Karim
*chuckle* aw, shucks - Michael W. May
Funny! I thought about manure before I saw MWM's comment! I hope some tea roses are about to pop up! - MiniMage
Love this, D. And love your pic, mwm. :) - felicious
Paul Buchheit
Flickr Photo Download: WTF? - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Flickr Photo Download: WTF?
Ana, please order some of these for the office :) - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
If I ever teach High School I'm so getting one of these. - Jesse Stay
Ciaran Blumenfeld
wishing I was headed to the Malibu Barbie Dream House. I wanna see it soooo bad!
Steve Isaacs
Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot.
and that Ann Coulter lady. - Bryce Roney
That's about as clever as saying "anyone who voted for Obama is an idiot." - ComicList
It is a reminder of what the new age of Obama is really about: - ComicList
And it's not about taking the high road on anything. - ComicList
Obama has nothing to do with Rush being an idiot. Rush was idiot 20 years ago too. - Anika
Limbaugh and his fans wouldn't know how to take the high road if it was the only route to Reagan's tomb. - Steve Lowe
I cannot hit "like" on this often enough!!! I HATE that guy!! - Meredith
Congratulations, Mr. Lowe. You win the internet. - Steven Perez
+1 Anika... or should i say, 'Ditto!' .LOLz - .LAG liked that
@Neal: Fine piece of logic there! +12 - AJ Kohn
Actually he's brilliant. A brilliant entertainer. He's tapped into a market, and gives that market what they want to hear, high emotion, little logical content. People want to be irrationally proud, and angry at the other. The sad thing is, many people actually think he has good ideas. - mikepk
@Neal: Interesting. I can't say I have the training, but I have always enjoyed logic, proofs and syllogisms - so I admire seeing sound logic in action. And yes, logic is *extremely* helpful when doing SEO or PPC for that matter. - AJ Kohn
Thanks. I'm flattered. Shows what a couple of Sierra Nevada Porters will do for your creative output. :-) - Steve Lowe
@mikepk...you make a GREAT point there: he **is** an entertainer. no more and no less than, say, jon stewart or stephen colbert. just caters to a different audience. - .LAG liked that
This is a popular misconception - he's not really all that big. He suffers from Little Man Syndrome big time. - Rob Spectre
It's interesting how Rush brings out the bitchy and catty in people. - Joey Gibson
Jason Calacanis
World Poker Tour Rankings… I’m in the rankings!!! - http://calacanis.com/2009...
Sasha Kovaliov
I'm smoking my last cig before quitting tomorrow! I keep saying last one - <strikeout>maybe</strikeout> it will work this time.
Good luck. You can do it :) - embee
Thanks guys! I have to do it. I just couldn't find a motivation compelling enough till today. - Sasha Kovaliov
YOU CAN DO IT! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
You should delete that 'maybe' - M F
Ok, M F, deleting the maybe part ;) - Sasha Kovaliov
Good you have to start all positive and determined :) - M F
Thanks Onur. I guess I'll bitch about it the next week ;) - Sasha Kovaliov
Good luck. :) - Wirehead
Good luck, try hard, and you'll get it done! - chaz2b
YEI! Now it's the day! :o btw see -> http://friendfeed.com/e... - Neya
Good luck Sasha - MugeCerman
Guys, thanks a lot once again for the motivation! Nia, big brother is watching you ;) - Sasha Kovaliov
whoa! big move Sasha. good luck! - vijay
Good luck! Drinking lots of water helped me. - Alix May
Hop into gtalk in some part of the day! ^__^ - Neya
Nice, Sasha. We're pulling for you! - Derrick
but you should not smoke that to have the last cigar forever :D - Viva Vida
Thanks!!! :) It's already 6pm here and i'm holding on! Is the first day the most difficult one? - Sasha Kovaliov
@Alix Whitmire ☂ - i'm eating more than usual today. I'll have to increase the number of work outs so not to gain weight. - Sasha Kovaliov
Go for it! If you're going to give up you need to be strong and not have thoughts of failing. - Luke Addison from twhirl
it's the 2nd & 3rd that drive me mad, but you hold on Sasha :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
The hardest thing to do is quit smoking, but stick with it, it is worth it. Good luck! - Adrienne Van Houten
Andrew Trinh
Kevin Fox
I like the discussions about legalizing pot, how broke California is, and the nationalization of companies. Clearly the solution is to legalize pot and make the state governments the sole supplier and distributors.
and tax the shit out of it. - Adrienne Van Houten
If the government's selling it, there's not much point in taxing it. :-) - Kevin Fox
isn't that what an assemblyman is proposing? http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnit... - Cee Bee
Great related post by Meghan, likening the situation to the end of prohibition during the Great Depression: http://megger1018.blogspot.com/2009... - Kevin Fox
Cee, Ammiano is advocating decriminalization and taxation. I'm taking it a step further and saying the government should control the whole sales chain. While I'm mostly kidding, it would help curb abuse, result in more revenue than just taxation, and allow the gov't to choose suppliers in a way that penalizes drug cartels and favors local growers. - Kevin Fox
Also, they have to keep the price lower than the current illegal market value. If it were legal for the government to sell, but available for from your local dealer for less, most people will stay local to the dealer and the government would loose profits. - no name
It's a shame that our motivation for doing so many things is because of the tax revenue it could generate for the government (ever look at where the US ranks in corporate tax rates compared to the rest of the world?). How about we legalize pot because people have a right to do what they want to their own bodies and it's unconstitutional for the government to do otherwise? - Ryan Kaisoglus
If you count the loopholes in corporate tax law, we have one of the lowest tax rates in the world. Real policy that works is never about ideology. - Victor Ganata
@Bill - This is a good point. The supply and demand curve, though, takes care of drug dealers nicely if you legalize drugs. Right now, it is marginally profitable to be a drug dealer - only those at the top of the organization are really making good money. However, this is in a marketplace with a severe restriction on supply. Open the floodgates and the price of drugs drops... more... - Ryan Kaisoglus
@Victor - No argument on the loophole part...it's a byproduct of an overly-complicated and bloated tax law. According to what i've read, though, accounting for loopholes brings us to right around average for the countries that OECD tracks ( http://www.oecd.org/ ). - Ryan Kaisoglus
If they do legalize pot, I'd prefer the government just tax it and allow private industry to sell it. Nationalized industries have a tendency to not do as well as it's private counterparts. - Dario Gomez
Honestly I probably do too. They'd do a better job of creating innovative products, and competition results in higher quality. :-) - Kevin Fox
After seeing states with state-run liquor stores and states where the state merely licenses liquor stores, I don't think the states should run the stores themselves. I'm all for legalization and taxation. - Brian Johns
Similarly, I'd never advocate for California taking over the liquor store business. I can't see how that would solve anything wrong with the state that enforcement of existing legislation or raising of existing sin taxes couldn't solve. - Brian Johns
I dunno Brian, have you ever been to the New Hampshire state package stores on the highway rest stops? That kind of convenience really competes with the drive-through liquor stores of, say, Wyoming. - Keith Pelczarski
Seriously, though, much better to just legalize and tax. Reduces cost of enforcement/imprisonment/etc., and it would generate plenty of tax revenue. - Keith Pelczarski
Shevonne
Steve Madden Women's Ravin Hidden Platform Hi Heel Maryjane,Black Multi,9 M US - http://www.amazon.com/dp...
Steve Madden Women's Ravin Hidden Platform Hi Heel Maryjane,Black Multi,9 M US
Damn, I've always wanted to be able to wear awesome shoes like this. I have tiny feet and narrow heels that, more often than not, relegate me to the little girls' shoe department. -_- - Lola Bean (Penguin)
bah... I thought it meant there was a hidden compartment ;) - Michael W. May
Meetups
Feb 21, 2009: LA FriendFeed Meetup at Five Guys at Five Guys Burger and Fries - http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event...
Map
Come hang out and enjoy a burger with other FriendFeeders here in LA. Thanks to Anika for being pro active and making these meetups happen.
Can't wait! - Derrick
Steven Perez
Oh, look! I have a Google Reader account. Oh, look! I haven't checked it since Friday afternoon! Oh, look! I'm gonna be posting stuff from yesterday and today! Oh, look! I'm hitting "Mark All As Read"!
Weekends are the only time to get even remotely caught up on feeds ... - Patrick Jordan
I did that on Friday, after not having read it since, like, Tuesday. - Jandy
Serves me right for trying to go out yesterday and have a life. What was I thinking? - Steven Perez
I will never catch up on my feeds, never ever, now I have 13077 unread articles and I unsubscribed to quite a lot of noisy feeds last week - M F
NO, THERE IS NO LIFE WHEN THERE ARE FEEDS TO BE READ. You should know that, Steven Perez. :) - Jandy
I still have over 1000+ unread items in my Google Reader account. :( - Tyson Key
Per my count, they add 5 items for every one I read...they are trying to drive us insane. - John D Reasor
GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY! I go and take a shower and come back to find another 100 items waiting for me! IT NEVER ENDS! *weeps* - Steven Perez from IM
LOL - first time I have seen that classic line from The Ferocious Beast on here. I always shout out that line, or mangle it purposely when my daughter is watching that show - Great Moogly Googly :) - Patrick Jordan
Do that a lot. :) - Todd Jordan
It does suggest a "too stale" time setting, defaulting to a week or two, beyond which stuff "falls off the end." that would help with the psychological issue ( the impossibility of keeping up with everything that may interest you) - Richard Walker
Yep ... been there - Charlie Anzman
My favorite button is the Mark all as read some days. - Adrienne Van Houten
:Looks: - Tamar Weinberg
My personal crusade again. :) Some people tell me that the unread count doesn't affect them at all. I'm a little OCD though and it always used to bug me. Our whole company used to be solely about solving this info overload problem. - mikepk
I wrote a post specifically about getting over this model of reading news a month ago. http://mikepk.com/2009... - mikepk
Jack&Cleo
Scene 360 Illusion » The Anatomy of a Lego Man, Gummy Bear, and more! - Amazing art and design! Optical Illusions, Videos and More! - http://illusion.scene360.com/...
Scene 360 Illusion » The Anatomy of a Lego Man, Gummy Bear, and more! - Amazing art and design! Optical Illusions, Videos and More!
M F
Mona Nomura
Abstruse Goose » Batteries Included - http://abstrusegoose.com/81
Abstruse Goose » Batteries Included
Time to learn some Python! Thanks, Roberto! http://friendfeed.com/e... - Mona Nomura
And Bacon isn't the only reason :P - Yuvi
Yuvi, There is NO better reason than BACON! - Mona Nomura from IM
@Peter: I just assume you've already tried out import antigravity? - Yuvi
PLEASE let me be delusional. Ok? Thanks. - Mona Nomura
For Ian :) - Mona Nomura
This gives me the giggles. - Yolanda
LOL @Mona! - Ian May
I wish my computer would spew bacon on command. That would be handy for breakfast. Though I'd rather it made coffee. - Christian (Simply X)
You have to hit Command + Shift + Bacon! - Ronald S
Mona, the Perl command-line client for Twitter is blt - Perl 1, Python 1 - Jesse Stay
Mona Nomura
Phenomenal interactive panoramic of inauguration. It's 1474 megapixels. http://gigapan.org/viewGig...
Pfft. I would have been impressed if it were 1,476 pixels. - Akiva
I'm gonna need about an hour to look at this :) Anyone from FF here. I know Scott Bourne was going to attend, anyone else? - Johnny
Brazell and Erin - and a few others! You guys, I'm falling asleep. G'nite! - Mona Nomura from IM
I've dugg it here... give it a digg when you can http://digg.com/2008_us... - Jim Goldstein
His blog post about the photo as well http://www.davidbergman.net/blog... - Jim Goldstein
Crazy. There's a problem with the stitching right on Aretha and her hat. - Rodfather
I can't find me - Erin @queenofspain
Rodfather: Yeah there's a few amusing mis-stitches throughout. - Mitch
BEX
BEX
creative
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nice use of snow - BEX
hahahahahhahahha!! - Mona Nomura
Very creative. :) - Robert Miller
Mona Nomura
[SURVEY] How much bacon is a serving of bacon? - http://flickr.com/photos...
[SURVEY] How much bacon is a serving of bacon?
"If god hadn't wanted us to eat animals then he wouldn't have made them out of meat" - Tudor Bosman
I figure about 1 metric ton should be a serving of bacon. - Christian (Simply X)
Depends. If I go out for breakfast and there is a buffet, about half a pig. - Ian May
Wikipedia seems to think a slice or two, but that's obviously wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Christian (Simply X)
Trying to edit. Stat. - Mona Nomura from IM
can not quantify - BEX
I'd go with 4 or 5 slices for breakfast if I'm pressed for time. But there really isn't an upper limit on Bacon. I just try to stop before my heart hurts. - Angelo Rodrigues from twhirl
There is a limit? - Robert Miller
As much as you can get without getting killed by the other people at the table. Have to at least give them a pity piece. - Tamara
I'm doing research and going to reference this thread! Anyone else? - Mona Nomura
Adriennevh @Mona in my houze I cook 3 lbs. For 4 ppl 3 minutes ago from TwitterBerry - Mona Nomura
@RobertMiller: Yes. When your heart stops. - Angelo Rodrigues from twhirl
teleken @Mona If you're me, 3/4 of a pound makes 2 sandwiches. :) 7 minutes ago from DestroyTwitter in reply to Mona - Mona Nomura
Leslie Poston
I have made a conscious decision not to make judgments on the president's progress for a few months. Problems= too large to be solved immed.
A-MEN. - Mona Nomura
Or maybe buy Biden a tact-o-meter? :) - Leslie Poston
Tina
Anytime a conversation w/ a child starts with "I need to show you something I picked out of my butt..." nothing good can come of it!
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