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Woken up by a cat.
Welcome to my world.. Every. Single. Day. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
The cat was carried in by a five year old who turned on all the lights and threw the cat into bed with me. - Derrick
To have been a fly on that wall... - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
I was very polite about it, all things considered. - Derrick
That sounds unpleasant for both you and the cat. - Katy S
The bassets wake us up every day, too. - Jed
Any chance of turning the tables on the 5yo? - RepoRat
It was what it was, but I'm used to living alone. :) 5 y/o is dispatched to day care and me and cat have since nodded at each other in solidarity (with a couple of head bumps and mutual skritches of affection) and she's now off sleeping as I head back home to DC. - Derrick
Cats generally do know whom to blame in situations like that. - RepoRat
^^^ this. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
cats are good. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
They're okay. I think FF people love them more than I do, but I like them. - Derrick
5yos, on the other hand... - RepoRat
oh hey, holly. grabbed something for you.
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I spent the evening with two lovely cats on my lap, (and watching Frozen!) but when I wanted another brownie, or needed to top off my sangria, I pushed them to the floor. #sorrynotsorry #SaturdayFF
It can be done! - Derrick
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
No amount of pussy gonna stop D gettin' it DONE. (Sorry, couldn't help myself). - Johnny from iPhone
They didn't seem to mind. - Derrick
I do it all the time. Mine have learned that if I say "I'm sorry" that they need to jump off of me. - Katy S from iPhone
They didn't claw your legs up in an attempt to stay on? - Melly
Nope. - Derrick from iPhone
NO! they're going to report you to the SPCA!!! (lol) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. http://www.reddit.com/user... - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related http://www.reddit.com/user... - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. http://www.reddit.com/r... - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
dadandahalf called me late last night, after I'd gone to bed, but the sentiment and sweetness in his voice was maybe the best gift ever.
I was mad as hell because as I rounded the corner, the bus was pulling away from the curb (and I'll be damned if I run for a bus). But by the time the next one came, I'd forgotten about it and now I'm in a good mood. Pleasantries!
41.
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damn, boo, I thought you were a lot younger than me! *41 fistbump* - RepoRat
whippersnappers :D - Pete
lookin' sharp! - ~Courtney F
is it your birthday? - maʀtha
Kids. - Uli
oh there u r.. long time no see !! Looking snazzy bro - Peter Dawson
you make that look hella good, boo. ahem. Have an awesome day!!! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
You make it look damn good. - Jenny H. from Android
Looks good on ya! You show that number who BAWSE! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Happy birthday Luv! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - lris
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, D! - vicster: full-bodied
Many happy returns! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Happeh burday Derrick! - Lily
BRAVO DERRICK - lucah
Happy birthday, my friend. - Steele Lawman
happy birthday - chamberlain
Lookin' good, D. Happy birthday!! - Laura
Oh, bless your happy face! - Glen Campbell
Happy birthday, D! - Anne Bouey
You look great! Happy Birthday! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy birthday. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're so cute at that age. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Have a great prime number year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy birthday! - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday Derrick!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Have a wonderful birthday!! - Katy S
Happy birthday, ho. <3 - Monique Judge
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthday, D. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! - Trish R
Happy birthday D!! - Corinne L
Happy D birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buon compleanno! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday!! - Yolanda
Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one :D - Jennifer Dittrich
:) Happiest of birthdays, Derrick! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks everyone! Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. Sending kindness and good will right back atcha. :) - Derrick
Another 41 fist bump - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Belated Happy Birthday, Derrick. I figured you for 10 years younger.I thinks it the "attitude" you convey... (that's a good thing.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Images for Paula Abdul - Vibeology - http://www.discogs.com/viewima...
Images for Paula Abdul - Vibeology
Images for Paula Abdul - Vibeology
Images for Paula Abdul - Vibeology
Sorry, not sorry. - Derrick from Bookmarklet
ooh, you nasty boy. - Pete
VIB-O-LO-GYYYYYYY - Zamms
Of course the net on campus dies right when I begin showing a class how to use the databases. Of course.
Congratulations. You're officially a librarian. - DJF
I sho nuff started using the dry erase markers and white board, though. - Derrick
Could have been worse. There's a war story here at MPOW about the librarian who was giving a database class and the vendor changed the user interface for the database right in the middle of her class. - DJF
Oh damn. - Derrick
(Is this where I say "I'm old enough to remember preparing powerpoints with screenshots for every instruction session, just for this eventuality"?) anyway, D, I'm sure you handled it with aplomb. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yeah, PubMed did that to a colleague of mine a couple years ago (interface update during class) - Hedgehog
I was able to sketch things out. This is a college writing class (think Eng 101) but the professor does everything with a true crime slant to it, so researching how to find things in anthologies, longform journalism on things like Jon Benet, Leopold and Loeb, OJ, etc. and how it was covered in the media and press. - Derrick
Training achievement unlocked! - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
level up. - Joe - Systems Analyst
And we're done. It came back up maybe halfway through the class and a few students had questions in their "on their own" time for the rest of the session. Oof. - Derrick
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core - http://www.theicecreaminformant.com/2014...
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core
My apologies to you with peanut allergies, but lord have mercy. I might have a new favorite flavor. - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Will not walk to Safeway. Will not walk to Safeway. Will not walk to Safeway. - Akiva
akiva if you walk to safeway though it will let you walk off the ice cream! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I love PB and chocolate together and would get the PB cup ice cream, but this has leveled up in ways I cannot articulate. Don't let me catch it on sale. - Derrick
Oh, I was afraid of this. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I almost bought some of this earlier, but held off since I've had so much junk food this week. - Katy S
That's why I can't have this stuff around. Same thing with the Bryers Reese's Blast or whatever ridiculous name it has. I can't resist. And now I'm thinking about oh man. I need a moment. - Akiva
Oh, man. It's a good thing I can't eat ice cream. Although this might be worth it. - ~Courtney F
For as much as I love to eat, I'm really good with sweets. I can make make this pint last for a couple weeks if not longer. Now, hot wings? Hide yo chickens... - Derrick
Same here... except for anything related to peanut butter and chocolate. A few weeks ago, I tore my way through a six-pack of Reese's Eggs in an afternoon. Yep. Full-size six-pack of Reese's Eggs. Oh man. So good. - Akiva
I love PB. I love chocolate. I do not love them together. You all can have all of mine. - laura x from iPhone
¬_¬... I think I will. - Akiva
I love how I put my little mini scoops on a split banana, you know, so as to be healthy. o_O - Derrick
How does it compare to the original PB core that they had (back when they released Karamel Sutra in 2002)? - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm just gonna lay down here and breathe for awhile. - Akiva
Can't say, TP. I went a LONG time without eating ice cream and never tried that flavor. - Derrick
D, that totes counts as a fruit serving. :) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Ended up with another It’s-It and hello, holy lord, etc. Way better than the first one. I need to introduce my kids to these things. - Akiva
this keeps coming up in my feed. want - maʀtha
Can I get this in Aus yet? - Mo Kargas
Roast chicken and a big green salad for dinner, because roast chicken on a Sunday is always perfect, and a big green salad because it's 82F and the idea of something really starchy gives me the vapors. Mini portion of ice cream for dessert? Hrm.
I started sorting laundry but then a house centipede (millipede?) ran across my pile of whites and now I'm cringing on top of the bed like a bitch.
I would pay to watch a show with you in it. - Akiva
That was awful. Jesus. - Derrick
The centipede is the one with the really long legs. - John (bird whisperer)
Did you sound like that guy on the Discover Card ad who doesn't like surprises as well? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
It did have long legs and it moved really fast! I took a swipe at it and think I got it (sorry, not sorry), but still. Ugh. - Derrick
They sometimes end up in my sink and can't get out. I have to steel myself to catch and release them. They eat lots of bad bugs like silverfish and roaches... But I understand! - Sarah from FreshFeed
Bugs, insects, spiders, and creatures of that ilk freak me out. I wish they didn't but... *shudders* - Derrick
You are so much like my son, it's funny. LOL. - Trish R
EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW - Yolanda
*fist bumps Kyle* :D - Derrick
I hope this turns out well...
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it looks nearly amazing! - holly #ravingfangirl
It banged. I let the exterior get crispy, with a side of sour cream? Girl, bye. BYE. - Derrick
WANT. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I want this even with that dreadful stuff on it. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I could hook you up with one WITHOUT it. - Derrick
*struts*
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Well. - Jenny H. from Android
I LOL'ed. - Derrick
:) - Anne Bouey
For the record, I have no idea who this person is. - Derrick
Farmer’s Mkt haul: bananas, papaya, yogurt, tortillas, cheese, apples, broccolini, bread, ice cream, some dude’s number. #hiyoooo
Hopefully you didn't have to pay for that last item. :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Just a smile and some pleasant conversation. :) - Derrick
I love the farmer's market! esp. that last item. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Carbs all up and down my feed.
Yeah, sorry about that. - Katy S
Turnt up.
I found this hard cider that's aged in bourbon casks? -hic- - Derrick
That maple-y, smoky, lingering taste is sublime. - Derrick
Oh you are speaking my language right there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's also like 7% abv too. #howyoudoin'? - Derrick
Oh. Which one? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
It's one of the Woodchuck varieties. A limited or reserve edition? - Derrick
Fasting blood sugar situation for my doctor's appointment this morning, but I should be done around 11am AND will be at Farragut. Any recommendations for food trucks, my friend?
I do hope I'm not pregnant. - Derrick
Not pregnant, and DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO FAST. No blood work. Pfffft. - Derrick
eat all of the things! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
*looks up from sandwich* - Derrick
Food truck to celebrate? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
My bus was coming right as I left the building and I didn't want to have to wait another twenty minutes. Next time! - Derrick
Dammit I didn't see this until late! THE CREPE TRUCK WAS THERE!!!!!! - Zamms from iPhone
I see the doc for a follow up in six weeks. DULY NOTED. Maybe I'll be pregnant. - Derrick
Sometimes I think about changing my avatar because this current one's pretty old, but that sideeye I'm giving? C'mon, now.
Recreate it? - Holly's favorite Anna
The bulk of my colleagues are at #CILDC today, it's raining, and my one commitment for the day just canceled. I totes magotes could've worked from home today.
Go home? - kaijsa
^^^^^^^^^^ - RepoRat
Yeah, but I'm already here (and after a longish wait for the bus to get here, naturally). - Derrick
Come to cil and see me before I go. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫ from Android
Half our library is there, so someone's gotta mind the store. If I can steal away, I sure will though, Mo. - Derrick
Ok otherwise I will see you for a nats game this summer. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫ from Android
Or O's. :) - Derrick
Or the Frederick Keys! :D - Zamms
Is that like Alicia Keys? - Derrick
Chips + salsa for dinner. #grown
Welp.
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Can you bring a +1? - Shevonne
Yeah, bringing a colleague from the library. :) - Derrick
Rack of lamb like a BAWSE. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Don't forget to wear the press hat. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Also the bowtie. - RepoRat
haha, thanks! - Derrick
*casually throws shade at the poor grammar and writing ability of the candidates' letter writing recommenders*
Finding good people is so hard, y'all. Lord have mercy. - Derrick
Letters of recc aren't great anyway-talking to people lets you hear them hesitate as they search for ways to describe someone. IMO, of course - ellbeecee from Android
Letters are good for people who express themselves better with a little time to think about it. We actually have to have both phone calls and a follow-up letter for references. We tell the person we're required to have a letter in the file (HR rules, yay!), so they can take notes while we talk and basically write to answer the same questions we asked in the call. Sometimes people have really great info to add after the call. - kaijsa
This is a thing that I've long wanted to talk to our admissions staff about; as a rule, prospective students' employers outside academia write TOTAL CRAP ref letters, which then damage the applicant even though it's not the applicant's fault. - RepoRat
I will say that amongst other members of the search committee, we had our top favorites and the letters didn't really do much to sway or influence us. Moving along to the next stage. - Derrick
that's because, outside academia, reference *letters* don't usually happen. i can only get such letters now because i work in academia and they actually know what i'm talking about. - henry
The provost of the university is having the big faculty recognition dinner and I need to RSVP. Part of me is curious and wants to go; part of me is intimidated? It's fancy, at the National Press Club, high class invites and while I've worked hard to get here, part of me is like...do I *belong* here? Trying to make sense of it all, I guess.
Normally I'd say fake it til you make it, but you've already made it, so go and have fun. - Katy S
GO and enjoy yourself. Have a free meal on the university and mingle with folks. - Mary Carmen
You got an invite, therefore you belong. Free fancy food! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looking at what I just wrote, I guess it's telling about my insecurities, but I *have* worked hard to get here. It's just...such a thing. Mulling it over in favor of attending, I think. - Derrick
Go, but find someone to go with -- a coworker, somebody. I've been to these things (though not as high-falutin' as all that) on my own as a new faculty member and it was weird and awkward to sit at a table with a bunch of old farts (sorry, now-valued colleagues!) who all knew each other but didn't know me. You DO belong, so find someone to belong there WITH. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dude. Go. Your right to be there is beyond question. - Pete
Ooh, plus one. Hrm. - Derrick
I have to think that somewhere there was an invite meeting and someone said "Derrick?" and everyone else said "Fuck yeah" and gave small fist pumps. - Johnny from iPhone
^ Love this. - Steele Lawman
We gonna need to get poppa some new shoes to roll there in style ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Do you need me to come down there and shake you? Of course you belong. Go, have a great time. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
what everyone else said, esp. Catherine -- GO! and go with a good (preferably work) buddy. Also, new shoes might be required, or a new tie or something. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Alright, I'm on it! Thanks for talking me back down from the ledge. - Derrick
take photos & show us!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
haha, I don't know about all that. :) - Derrick
Glad you're going, D. Belonging is beside the point. They need you. - MoTO Moca Blend
Acquiring plus one... - Derrick
everyone's going to be thinking "Dang, who is that sharp-looking, magnetic guy?" Except for the people who already know you. They'll be thinking, 'YAY DERRICK." - Marianne
Yay Derrick! Be sure to post pics of what you'll be wearing to this soiree. - Corinne L
Y'all are great. For all of my sassy strutting, there are times I really struggle with feeling like I have the chops for these kinds of things. Very much appreciated. - Derrick
Most welcome. FWIW, I still feel that way every time I get a special invitation to something. Or sometimes even a regular invitation :D. - Marianne
Do the damned thing. I feel the same often, but when you're doing it right... - Eric - Watch Me Now
Swanky! Enjoy! - LB: Ratchet Bear
Go have fun. Going to the National Press Club means you will now be a reporter. Be sure to wear a hat that says PRESS on it.http://vervecast.net/wp-cont... - Joe - Systems Analyst
Go! Wear spiffy tie. Win. - Rachel Walden
Go celebrate your success and be comfortable Have fun and yeah it's a good excuse to buy some spiffy clothes - WarLord
I feel the same way sometimes! I give a ++++1 for a "campus events" buddy. - Regular Amanda
So glad you decided to go. Have fun! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm late to the party and happy you decided to go. Events like this are where I've met my best friends/most valuable contacts on campus. - kaijsa
Are you on the faculty? Try it on for size. - awd
Yay D! We want to hear all about it (meaning the food and the gossip and what everyone was wearing, of course). - laura x from iPhone
Snow? Okay. Okay, winter. #shade
ಠ_ಠ - Zamms
I started gathering all my sweaters and boots together so I could put them away. Welp. - Derrick
I put away our winter coats. WELP. - Zamms
*nods* *raises glass* - Derrick
I feel your pain, Derrick. It's still snowing here too. I don't hate a lot but I hate this winter/spring. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
so over it. - Derrick
Yuck, I don't blame you. It's now officially spring! - Trish R
I brought a guy I met casually a few months back to a standing monthly brunch thing with friends hoping it might spark something, but ended up meeting someone there I *really* liked and well I guess me and the first guy can be friends. #womp
Life and plans are often two divergent paths. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I guess it did spark something! Tell us about this new guy, D -- how's it going? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And the guy you brought may make a new friend too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Very true, m9m, very true. Stephen, he's nice. Very smart, which I'm finding attractive as well. Talking to the brunch organizer who knows him and trying to get the scoop. :) - Derrick
You are an inspiration to us all! ;) - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Please, I've never met a bottomless mimosa brunch I didn't love. - Derrick
Mmmmm...bottomless mimosas! - Katy S
Exactly. :) - Derrick
I do love me some brunch. Strange I never thought to leverage it for meeting eligibles. Hmmm... *plots* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Whenever I do a bottomless bunch I get in trouble. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I thought I was already an expert in brunch, but moving to DC has forced me to level up my brunch game. - Derrick
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Hrm, I see a lot of my brother and my father in this pic of me. That's...interesting. - Derrick
you are askew - maʀtha
Foin - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
!!! - Micah
lookin gooooooooood - RepoRat
*wolf whistles* - Katy S
You stud. - Steele Lawman
Look at your hair, boo! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Update? - Julian
Update, what, now? I probably need another haircut. - Derrick
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