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Heather
So, today I read a short post about a woman being approached by a man, her discomfort with him, and her strong response. Most of the comments were supportive of her standing up for herself but eventually there were negative comments. Some of the negative comments wanted more detail on the interaction to judge if her reaction was proper.
What really struck me was that she described him as creepy and his tone aggressive. Why couldn't people accept that she felt uncomfortable and responded accordingly? - Heather
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
No one could see the color blue until modern times http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is... via @BI_Science
No one could see the color blue until modern times http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-blue-and-how-do-we-see-color-2015-2 via @BI_Science
define "modern". there's more than a little ancient art with blue in it. - Big Joe Silence
I wonder if a person could learn to see a color that they didn't previously recognize. - Heather
Latin does have a word for blue: caerul(e)us, which means blue like the sky (caelum). So presumably people could distinguish blue by Roman times. - John (bird whisperer)
The article mentions that ancient Egyptian art is an exception in using blue pigments and lapis lazuli. Mainland Greek art mainly used reds, browns, and black, at least in pottery. However, Minoan artists did use blue. For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki..., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki..., and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki.... - John (bird whisperer)
hrm....something seems weird about this to me. - Sir Shuping is just sir
You're seriously debating the factuality of a BI piece? It really is a slow Saturday, isn't it? Next up: The cosmic significance of Buzzfeed. - Walt Crawford
Starmama
My jeans are literally falling off my hips and even my leggings have gotten loose.
Stress diet. I do not recommend. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Boo, stress. - Kirsten
:( - Janet
:( - Yolanda from Android
:( - Heather
Sorry, boo. The stress and depression diets are terrible. :( - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Micah
RT @peterhartlaub: Boomers: Where were you when JFK was shot? Gen X: Where were you when Challenger exploded? Generation Llama: Where were you when #TheDress?
Where werye you when FriendFeed broke? - L'Andre from iPhone
Right here. :) - Micah
On the floor crying? - Heather
Shannon - GlassMistress
I rushed home last night to make donation beads for the Iditarod / Beads of Courage. In my haste I didn't actually read the instructions. So the beads are wrong (should all match), and the bead holes are wrong (too small), but I'm sending them anyway. If they don't like it they can bite me - how's that for charity - HAH!
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Oh, and it looks like I was supposed to do 12 beads ... oops. - Shannon - GlassMistress
love the eyes and the medals. and the arrangement - the one on the left leaning and looking away. *dead* - Kevin Johnson
I like how #3 is giving #4 the hairy eyeball, LOL - Shannon - GlassMistress
Soooo it looks like I'll be remaking the lot but all the same. #2 is my favorite ... yours? - Shannon - GlassMistress
#2. Absolutely. - Kevin Johnson from Android
#5 - Heather
Julian
I need a hug right now in the way that some people often say they need a (stiff) drink.
{{hugs}} I'd give you a real one if I could. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
{hug} - Joe
Hugs, Julian - maʀtha
(hugs) - bentley
*hugs* - Half Pint
Hugs to you! - Meg VMeg
{{Julian}} - Kirsten
*hugs* - Heather
It's been five hours since you posted. Are you still accepting hugs? Because {{{hug}}} - Marie
*hugs* - lris
Another *hug* - Anne Bouey
The hugs helped. Thank you. - Julian
more hugs - maʀtha
Heather
Window cat is happy.
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man that looks like some good sleep. - MoTO Boychick Devil
She was actually wiggling around and doing barrel rolls. It was ridiculous and she almost fell behind the couch. I've never seen her that goofy. - Heather
oh. well even better. - MoTO Boychick Devil
holly #ravingfangirl
that damn narwhal song finally got to me.
NARWHALS NARWHALS! - Heather
Is it in an ad or something? I heard it playing in the background when I left my uncle's earlier and that's the first time I'd heard it in 2-3 years. - NOT THE CRICKET
https://m.youtube.com/watch... It was made by the same people that made the Badger Song! - Chris Topher
Chris, yeah I'm aware of the weebl's stuff, there is also Kenya & Somolia, and a few others. I just can't figure out why I heard it in the background of my uncle's tv earlier tonight. - NOT THE CRICKET
It was used in a Sprint commercial. - Chris Topher
Oh okay, that makes sense. I thought it was so random to hear it pop up. - NOT THE CRICKET
They also did #SUWGOMH that Louis Gray and WoH loved. - NOT THE CRICKET
I didn't realize that the song is as old as it is. Now that I know, it seems random that it would be used now...but hey, it's awesome! - Chris Topher
They got a kick ass facial horn. They're the jedi of the seas, they stop Cthulu from eating ye. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yeah I sing it for hours after that ad comes on. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Jessie
Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Camera... For Gynecological Exams - http://io9.com/lawmake...
Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Camera... For Gynecological Exams
"During a debate over abortion legislation Monday between Idaho lawmakers, Republican state representative Vito Barbieri asked whether it would be possible for a woman to swallow a small camera, so that doctors might perform a remote gynecological examination (presumably, à la capsule endoscopy). According to the Associated Press, Barbieri's question "came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" Dr Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina. "Fascinating. That makes sense," Barbieri said, amid the crowd's laughter. " - Jessie
Well. - joey
Yep. - Jessie
Arg. Ugh. Blerg. - Heather
...... - Alix May
At least, he's thinking outside the box... - Michael W. May
You'd have to be thinking outside something if you think that's the way to get that information. - Katy S
lololol @mwm - Meg VMeg
... I... Uhm... But.... Ah hell, I got nothin' - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
They wanna regulate the coochie but they don't even know how it works. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And Mandy nails it. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Mark H
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook - http://designtaxi.com/news...
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook
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"Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes is back with more of his amazing black ink doodles. Drawn in his trusty Moleskine, his new works feature various pop-culture characters such as Loki, The Joker, and Venom—as well as wild animals like a sabretooth tiger, a fox, and an owl." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
If that's a doodle... - Heather
Andrew C (✔)
RT @wesleylowery: Head of Cleveland police officer's union: "Tamir Rice is in the wrong...He’s menacing" http://www.politico.com/magazin... http://t.co/smzVfsPmjs
RT @wesleylowery: Head of Cleveland police officer's union: "Tamir Rice is in the wrong...He’s menacing" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/tamir-rice-cleveland-police-115401_Page3.html#.VOu_-vnF-So http://t.co/smzVfsPmjs
"those people" - Spidra Webster
So, his existence is menacing. WTF are people supposed to do about existing? - Heather
Katy S
I'm half-watching. How about you?
Yup. Also remembering why we usually DVR. - Heather
I often "watch" while reading. - Katy S
at work as normal. Dvring, but now that my daughter has lost interest I'm not sure I will watch this season. - Alan
Heather
Has anyone had laying down trigger migraines? #Halp
Like when you lay down, then you get one? - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, it's happened the past 3-4 nights and when I went to PT. Within 10 minutes of laying down I have a bad migraine. At PT it almost totally went away when I sat up. - Heather
Huh. That's one I'd at least call my doctor about, especially since you can recreate it. Do you get the same thing if you lay your head down while staying seated (like at a table?) - Jennifer Dittrich
Maybe a pinched nerve. - Johnny from iPhone
I just tried it and nothing happened. But I laid down and the pounding came back. Plus I had some floaters in my peripheral vision. I took sudafed, hopefully that helps. I'm used to sinus shenanigans. - Heather
Heather
I don't care how inane it is, I freaking love movies with explosions and massive destruction. Godzilla is king!!!!!
I haven't watched the whole movie yet, just the train/bridge scene. But OM_*{^>*,€|\'ggggggg! - Heather
I was in a "massive destruction" mood last night. http://friendfeed.com/bentley... - bentley
badda beeg boom! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Spidra Webster
Oscars 2015: Where to Watch Worldwide - Hollywood Reporter - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news...
Oscars 2015: Where to Watch Worldwide - Hollywood Reporter
Oscars 2015: Where to Watch Worldwide - Hollywood Reporter
"For those who won't attend the 87th Academy Awards and happen to be outside the U.S. on Oscars Sunday, it can be difficult to figure out where to catch the awards show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. ABC, which has aired Hollywood's biggest awards night every year since 1976, will again kick off its Oscars coverage Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. See more Oscars: 20 Best Director Winners of Past Years (Photos) Meanwhile, international movie fans and people traveling can see Hollywood's biggest night of the year on various TV networks and video sites abroad. Here is THR's guide to where the awards show will air in some of the big international markets. Canada America's neighbors have traditionally had it easy due to blanket coverage and similar time zones. National network CTV, along with its CTV Go and CTV.ca, will once again provide in-depth coverage. The action will start with a red carpet special at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30pm PT on CTV and CTV Go. It will also air the ceremony, using the... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Not saying everyone *wants* to watch it but if you did... - Spidra Webster
Great timing! - Heather
Shannon - GlassMistress
Ok FF, I need a little input. Bead show is in two weeks. I have no partner this time so its full table fee $250. I cannot fill an 8' table but I believe I can make it appear mostly full if I work like a mad woman for the next two weeks. Previous shows earnings have ranged from $300 to $1000 (the high show was my first show, the next closest was
about $600). I just tanked my glass account and savings accounts on truck repairs and sewer fees and the connection costs for the sewer are looming. Given the show's downward slide I'd be tempted to pass on it but with those costs looming and no 'cushion' to speak of I'm not sure what to do. So what do you think? Yea or nay? - Shannon - GlassMistress
If you can cover the cost of the table (and your time manning it), I'd say go for it. Even if you don't sell a ton that day, you'll build up shop inventory and get some exposure. Or do you think the show just won't be well attended? - Prairie & I Know It
If the show has been a steady decline, I'd be tempted to skip. If it's up and down, you've always profited so I'd say it's a fairly safe move. - Heather
questions about the intangibles: how far is the show, how much trouble to get to it? will there be people there that you like? (or hate?) do answers to those questions help? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The show is local but not in the best or most traveled part of town which I suspect affects attendance though I never participated in the show in its previous location. Personal expenses to do the show aren't too bad, about 15 miles worth of gas, and lunch which I bring with me. The other participants are a range of personalities there are some I like and some I avoid but once the show starts I'm more focused on my task than them anyway. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd ask myself: "if I made nothing; if I didn't sell a single thing, would it still be worth it?" and decide based on that answer. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Heather
One of my main thoughts watching action movie battles scenes is "No, not the architecture! Oh no, that brickwork is so beautiful. And there goes the one with the fancy windows."
It was Avengers, so outside the battle scenes I was drooling over Tom Hiddleston. But man, how many of those buildings will never be rebuilt in their original glory? - Heather
Andy Bakun
Why dad humor is having a moment right now - http://www.dailydot.com/lol...
Why dad humor is having a moment right now
i do that to my kids sometimes. they pretend to strangle me. pretend SO FAR. - Big Joe Silence
The best thing about dad jokes is that as we grow up, they always stay the same. - Heather
Heather
Anxiety attack :(
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Chris is up with me, poor thing. I hate this anxiety spiral. - Heather
*hugs* to you both - Sir Shuping is just sir
:-( - Half Pint
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Chicago woman's brakes cut because she violated parking dibs? http://go.wgntv.com/1DwyA9q Of course that's too far but maybe don't steal a spot.
Chicago woman's brakes cut because she violated parking dibs? http://go.wgntv.com/1DwyA9q Of course that's too far but maybe don't steal a spot.
There are no dibs for parking spots - Todd Hoff
Dibs are fair during snowstorms IMO. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
This is a cultural difference, Todd. In areas that get that much snow, there *are* dibs because people have to go to the effort of shoveling the parking places & keeping them usable. However, I only know this because of media stories. It's a big cultural difference and I can imagine strangers from warmer climes are ignorant of it. - Spidra Webster
A town in MA has gotten rid of dibs because people wil leave lawn chairs in them for hours. That's not cool. But if you spend a long time shoveling a spot and go to get your car, someone shouldn't just grab it. - Heather
Hours? Hun we leave them for days, weeks even. Two people have died shoveling snow this year. We're serious about parking spots. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
There's no dibs culture where I live. But there's plenty of digging out snow. - Micah from FFHound!
Cutting of breaks can cause collateral damage. :/ Just bust her windows or something. :P - Alix May
Just pour water over the door hinge/keyhole or something, right? Or shovel the snow back on top of the car. ⛄ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Damn! I've also heard that Vaseline on the windshield is devious too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Once I decided deliberately not to put "dibs" objects in a space I cleared out. Somebody else then put their lawn chairs in. When I needed to park I moved their lawn chairs out. They didn't do anything to my car. - Bruce Lewis
‘Guy Took My Spot ... So I Put the Snow Back’ - http://www.boston.com/news... - Andrew C (✔)
Mark H
Two people we know who've lived together for a decade announced they are engaged to be married. It'll be in 32 months. This strikes me as a smidge on the long side.
A bit long, but they don't seem to be in a rush anyhow. :) - Heather
We gave people 16 months and many still couldn't figure out how to make it to the wedding. Doubling it up seems fine to me. - Michael W. May
Not super engaged, then. - Eivind
Micah
RT @stunt_bird: Girl on my facebook got engaged and spelled it "feyonce," best case scenario this is a stolen 30 Rock joke.
This made my head hurt. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I really hope it is. - Heather
Jason Toney
I'm so mad at everyone. // 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sets record at box office http://www.latimes.com/enterta...
I'm so mad at everyone. // 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sets record at box office http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-ct-fifty-shades-of-grey-kingsman-box-office-record-20150215-story.html?track=rss
I'm going to tell myself the record was "Most People Kicked Out of a Theater for Carrying Whips and Chains in a Single Night" then go live under a rock. - Heather
Spidra Webster
I don't see why Juliette isn't being candid about the hexenbiest thing with Nick. She has nothing to be ashamed of and given what Nick's gone through with hexenbiests before, I think he's owed a heads up. Furthermore, given what happened between her and the Captain before, going to him for advice *without* telling Nick is just asking for it.
LOL Any excuse to get Sacha Roiz shirtless.... - Spidra Webster
I will be very upset if they bring back that story arch.....so mad at that... - Chris Topher
I don't think they will. I think she went to Renard mainly because it was his mother who had helped resolve the problem. Wasn't there another time when she bypassed Nick to resolve an issue she was having? I can't remember. - Corinne L
Can't Nick take her powers by having her bite his lip and getting his blood in her mouth? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
^this - maʀtha
Does she know all of that? That's before she knew what he was, and I'm not sure they ever told her about that, did they? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
She probably doesn't know all of that, but if Nick doesn't know she's a hexenbeist why would he give her that info? :-/ - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm guessing she doesn't know. And, if she thinks Renard's mother can help change her back, I can see why she'd go to him. - Katy S
I'm not surprised she went to Renard. I'm surprised she went to him without letting Nick know first so that when he (inevitably) sees her coming away from a "secret" meeting with Renard, he doesn't have a bunch of doubts stirred up due to what transpired before under the spell. I really can't think of a good reason not to let Nick know that she thinks one of the spell's side-effects has... more... - Spidra Webster
Well, neither of them are really known for making the best decisions all of the time. ;) - Katy S
Holding back at first made sense to me (she's freaked out, but everyone else is concentrating on finding Monroe and it would be a distraction,) and then her worst nightmare about being transformed came true (she killed someone with powers she can't control,) but after a brief calm down and confessing it to Renard, it makes less sense to me. - Jennifer Dittrich
The question for me is, why didn't Renard suggest she tell Nick? - Katy S
I wondered about that as well - she's obviously freaking out, but even as surprised as he is, I can't think of a good reason why he'd suggest hiding it (unless there's some really nasty hexenbiest secret he doesn't want any Grimm to know.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I figure he's just taking her cue. Well, that and I'm wondering if there's a combo of leftover love spell hangover and being attracted to Juliette as a hexenbiest. - Spidra Webster
Well, he is also just secretive. He's got a lot going on that he's only shared with them in very broad strokes, if at all. - Jennifer Dittrich
Or it's just because the writers have never known what to do with Juliet and she's been the weakest character since Day One. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
^^this may be the most accurate - Corinne L
Because of the spell, I think she's not thinking normally. Both dreams were very uncharacteristic of her (anger and fear beyond what would generally be considered rational). And making good decisions makes the story too smooth. - Heather
Yvonne, apparently the writers have answered the question on why Juliette can't be 'cured' by Nick's blood here: https://twitter.com/GrimmWr... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Ahhhhhhh. I wondered if it was that, or that she gets it from her interaction with Adalind, who has regained her powers after tasting specifically his blood. Could go a long way to explaining why the manufactured ones are more dangerous. That's one serious weapon taken out of the arsenal. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks for following up Zulema! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Okay, she finally comes clean but still does it in a way that builds more anxiety than not. She should have said, "Remember Renard's mom said there could be side-effects? I've been dealing with them for a while but I didn't want to tell you until I was absolutely sure that was what was going on..." "You know I love you so much, right?" Just telegraphs that you think something terrible... more... - Spidra Webster
I've resigned myself to the fact that they will never behave sensibly because the writers want that added drama between them. - Katy S from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
How to decode a box of chocolates http://ti.me/1Cf26yz (So... biting each one isn't an option?) 😜 🍮
How to decode a box of chocolates http://ti.me/1Cf26yz (So... biting each one isn't an option?) 😜 🍮
Some come with labels saying which one is which. - John (bird whisperer)
Easy. If it's not dark chocolate almond clusters, it's trash. - Anika
I always feel like the maps are cheating. And then I read them anyway to avoid the cream-center ones. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think all filled chocolates should come with a guide. I've found the coconut too often. - Heather
Heather
Pinterest is now recommending you guys for friends.
You are already my friends, DUH PINTEREST! - Heather
Victor Ganata
5 Iconic Fantasy Characters Whose Bodies Wouldn't Work - Cracked http://www.cracked.com/article...
Nothing about the preposterousness of centaurs ;) - Victor Ganata
See, I think they miss something important about the Minotaur -- maybe that's why he can't /leave/ the darn labyrinth! Hard enough when you've got a ball of string and forward facing eyes! - Jennifer Dittrich
I dunno why, but I read that as "Final Fantasy" at first. - Andrew C (✔)
I think the Minotaur is a weak argument. It makes some hard line assumptions about biology being literally a cow head and person body. The werewolf one was the same, but a little more reasonable. - Heather
What's the deal with ents. They're mf'ing trees. - Rodfather
Andrew C (✔)
Jon Stewart says he’s leaving The Daily Show · Newswire · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
Jon Stewart says he’s leaving The Daily Show · Newswire · The A.V. Club
"Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring. No word yet on when exactly he’s leaving, whether this means he’s ending his time in the anchor chair to focus on being a Serious Movie Director now, or just how much this is Brian Williams’ fault." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"UPDATE: Comedy Central just sent out this official statement confirming the news, and saying that Stewart will remain with The Daily Show until the end of the year. It also says that the show will “endure for years to come,” suggesting that it won’t end with Stewart." - Andrew C (✔)
Wow, end of an era. - Todd Hoff
I have "Angry Optimist" out from the library. Only skimmed it, but maybe I should read it now. - Andrew C (✔)
... leaving to become the new anchor for NBC? :-P - John (bird whisperer)
:( - Heather
It is sad, really sad. But I didn't expect Stuart to stay forever. Maybe the next host will be something special. Be optimistic! You wouldn't want him to stay longer than he would want would you? - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
We want him to want to stick around! - Andrew C (✔)
I really hope they pick someone amazing. Another stand up comic would be the obvious choice...maybe someone like John Mulaney >.> - Chris Topher
Chris Rock! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Fake Chris Rock from Twitter! - Micah from iPhone
Heather
My back. :(
I think my last PT messed me up. - Heather
I won't share my PT story and it's relation to my back. I'm sorry Heather. - Steve C, Team Marina
PT today. She worked on my shoulders a bit, but they are fricken stubborn. :( - Heather
lris
OK, so I've been obsessed with teeth lately. But now I know why celebrities all have the same teeth: http://www.arizonafamilydental.com/blog...
Watching Grey's Anatomy, I'm now suspicious of all these beautiful people who have large and weirdly perfect teeth. Plus near-lisps. - lris
After all my dental woes I am acutely aware of teeth. - Janet from FFHound!
Teeth are freaky! (I currently have braces because I'm destroying mine too quickly. Hence my obsession.) - lris
My teeth must be considered crazy, because I only saw a gap with Zac Efron and I don't think George Cloony had anything wrong. - Heather
EXACTLY. I'm utterly baffled. And weirded out. - lris
At least my ortho doc won't be able to change more than position. *shudder* - lris
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