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Heather, 30k Camper
Just finished HP and the Order of the Phoenix. Having that whole "How do I carry on with life after book?" thing.
Move on to Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows as soon as possible. That always helps. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I actually have Divergent waiting for me and I think HBP is going to have to be put on hold. So, literarily I can move on, I'm just all disoriented at the real world right now. - Heather, 30k Camper
Heather, 30k Camper
Oh Wise FFeeple, lend me your thoughts! The only volunteer opportunities coming up are the slightly more difficult, higher pressure Dixie Dog slots. It feels over my head, but if that's the only thing coming up I feel like I should do it anyhow. Input?
What is a Dixie Dog? - Katy S from iPhone
I'm not an animal person but scrolling back through your timeline, what is it that worries you more about those? http://friendfeed.com/gravitt... - Spidra Webster
Dixie Dog is a program bring dogs up from the southern states for a higher chance of adoption. They range from dogs that have been in shelters a while to feral. They have to be in quarantine for a while so they get less interaction. My biggest worry is that some of the Dixie dogs are under stress and I would be learning the ropes of how thing work at Dakin plus working with some of their most need intensive dogs. - Heather, 30k Camper
Will you be working alone or would you always be with or near an experience volunteer or staff member? - Spidra Webster
They do training when you first start, but the emails have been saying that volunteers are asked to take on more because of staff levels, so I'm not sure if the training would be rushed. They also usually just have volunteers walk the dogs while staff cleans the kennels, but they need volunteers to clean and feed too, so there's more interaction with the dogs. - Heather, 30k Camper
If volunteering is a step that challenges your anxiety in the first place, it sounds like taking a shift that other people seem to be avoiding is probably not the right thing. If you were feeling strong overall in life, I'd say give it a try but I'm sensing that you feel fairly fragile at the moment. Is there another animal charity you can volunteer at? - Spidra Webster
New email, all Dixie Dog volunteers have to attend a training. I'd say that's a good small step for me without worrying about a commitment. - Heather, 30k Camper
You can always go to the training and see how it goes, first, right? That sounds like a good first step. - Katy S
Signed up for next weeks training. I think it'll help a lot because I'll know more about how everything works and if Dixie Dog is over my ability or not. Plus, I'll be more comfortable for any other volunteer slot too. - Heather, 30k Camper
Heather, 30k Camper
Shameless Donation Beg - Heather's fundraising page for National Novel Writing Month - http://www.stayclassy.org/fundrai...
Shameless Donation Beg - Heather's fundraising page for National Novel Writing Month
I'm participating, might as well shill for them too. :) - Heather, 30k Camper from Bookmarklet
edythe
"Why are we so unwilling 2 concede that Colbert’s failed attempt @ satire may be a prod of..WM who write the show?" http://www.salon.com/2014...
I don't know anything about the #CancelColbert thing, but changing the conversation to attack the people behind it is pathetic. - Heather, 30k Camper
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Hey @PicPedant, able to verify this? RT @SciencePorn: This is how large Giant Sea Turtles can get. (Via @Know) http://t.co/eZuOnCJ1l2
Hey @PicPedant, able to verify this? RT @SciencePorn: This is how large Giant Sea Turtles can get. (Via @Know) http://t.co/eZuOnCJ1l2
Forced perspective much, per-haps? - Micah
I'd guess forced perspective, with the people farther away than they seem, but it's hard to be sure. - John (bird whisperer)
NatGeo says leatherbacks can be 7 feet long. But a conservation site says the record is 10 feet. - Heather, 30k Camper
Leatherbacks can weigh up to a ton. To weigh that much they get 7ft or so. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Melly
RT @brainwane: It really is infuriating. https://twitter.com/Hannah_... via @Hannah_MCurtis
RT @brainwane: It really is infuriating. http://t.co/JN4sadJIR4 via @Hannah_MCurtis
Ugh, this! - Heather, 30k Camper
This. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Heather, 30k Camper
So, someone is finally making a product to turn any cup into a sippy cup (or straw cup). Want! - http://www.pinterest.com/pin...
So, someone is finally making a product to turn any cup into a sippy cup (or straw cup). Want!
They're on Kickstarter and I'm seriously considering giving $20 because I can get a set of 3. - Heather, 30k Camper
Me
Me
Firefighters Sing "Let It Go" from Frozen to Calm Little Girl Trapped in an Elevator - Neatorama - http://www.neatorama.com/2014...
Firefighters Sing "Let It Go" from Frozen to Calm Little Girl Trapped in an Elevator - Neatorama
"Kristin Kerr took her two children, 4-year old Kaelyn and 3-month old Jackson, on an elevator in a building in Reading, Massachusetts. The elevator broke down between floors. Firefighters lowered a ladder into the elevator to evacuate the Kerr family. During this stressful time, Kaelyn began to panic. One of the firefighters responded by playing on his pokedex the song "Let It Go" (embedded below) from the movie Frozen. The firefighters, John Keough and Scott Myette, sang along. Soon Kaelyn calmed down and joined them." - Me from Bookmarklet
I think that would work on me too..... - Heather, 30k Camper
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @seatimesphoto: This amazing aerial photo shows the mudslide along Highway 530, near Oso: http://seattletimes.com/html... https://twitter.com/SeaTime...
RT @seatimesphoto: This amazing aerial photo shows the mudslide along Highway 530, near Oso: http://bit.ly/Q2dqv7 http://t.co/kCtXpYoNy5
HOLY CRAP. - holly #ravingfangirl
That looks less like a mudslide and more like half the mountain fell off. - John (bird whisperer)
What John said. Yikes! - Tamara J. B.
i know, right? - holly #ravingfangirl
That looks like something that happens in an alien invasion movie. - Heather, 30k Camper
Whoa! - Katy S
edythe
RT @SheSeauxSaditty: I don't ever want my daughters to think their beauty and femininity lies in their hair. Hair is an adornment, not the sole accessory.
I had no idea how much my hair was part of my identity until after I cut it all off. I still picture myself with long hair even though I've had the pixie cut for about a year now. - Heather, 30k Camper
Shevonne
Guinea confirms fever is Ebola, has killed up to 59 http://feedly.com/e/FSrmo6GG
Guinea confirms fever is Ebola, has killed up to 59 http://feedly.com/e/FSrmo6GG
Steve C
I am fine with blood and guts and most things involved with injury but seeing stitches on me or on anyone else still makes me nauseas or at least gives me the heebie-jeebies. Give me a busted tooth any day.
I'm pretty sure I'd have to be unconscious to get stitches. They squick me out so bad. - Heather, 30k Camper
Spidra Webster
Report: 2 Southern California fisheries haul in mostly unintended species | 89.3 KPCC - http://www.scpr.org/news...
Report: 2 Southern California fisheries haul in mostly unintended species | 89.3 KPCC
"A report released Thursday by the conservation group Oceana shows that about 20 percent of all fish caught in U.S. waters are unintended targets and are thrown out. "Bycatch" animals are often killed or injured as a result of indiscriminate fishing practices. "We identified the nine dirtiest fisheries throughout the United States, and two of those fisheries are on the U.S. West Coast in Southern California, and those are the set gillnet fishery for halibut and the drift gillnet fishery for swordfish,” said Geoff Shester, California program director for Oceana. Shester said that both fishing practices involve the use of gillnets and that both have bycatch rates above 60 percent. He said drift gillnets, which hang from boats overnight, have entangled several species of whales and other animals. “They catch over a hundred marine mammals per year on average, half of which are dolphins, and a lot of the others are sea lions and seals, as well as they continue to catch endangered sea... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
If your by-catch exceeds 25%, there's a problem. If over half of what your catching is not what you "intend" to catch, it's kind of pathetic to call yourself a fisher. - Heather, 30k Camper
Sarah G.
damn you for this. - sglassme
I seriously considered whether ir not I should put a warning on it for Glassmeyer women. - Sarah G.
I know what I'm doing for the rest of the night! - Heather, 30k Camper
Why can't I stop??? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Oh man. Yep, I need to stop playing this. - Rodfather
This is the same type of addictive feeling I got from playing Drop7 when it first came out. - Rodfather
There's also doge2048.com if you want a fun meme on top. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh boy. This is not going to end well. - Uli
So, last night I had a dream that you, P and I went to Italy. Our flight back was at 8 am, so I wanted to leave for the airport at 4 am, but you and P were like "oh, no, that is way to early".So, I go do some errands, and look up at the clock and it was 7 and I started to panic. So I go back to our hotel room, and the two of you hadn't even started packing. So, you are throwing stuff in... more... - sglassme
I'm not saying I dreamed about this last night but it sure feels like sliding around was a theme. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
@sglassme That's what you get for going somewhere that you can't walk home from. - Sarah G.
Melly
Because I couldn't make a meeting this morning, I've just emailed my colleagues a very hastily put-together summary of the data and findings I was going to share. I feel like a little girl playing grown ups or something. Anyone else still feel like a kid pretending to do adult things?
I just feel like an aging kid. - Heather, 30k Camper
all the freaking time - Sir Shuping is just sir
Maybe it's because I don't have a business degree so I feel like I'm making it up as I go along. - Melly
I have no idea how I got to 40. totally not a grown up here. - ellbeecee
I'm writing about demographics and leads and click-through-rates and engagement and even though I understand everything I'm doing and saying, I still feel like I'm talking out of my butt. - Melly
I feel that way talking about scheduling and org charts and stuff. and strategic planning which I like but why do they let me do these things? :) - ellbeecee
YES! - Melly
I feel that way right this minute as I try to figure out how to update the outline for this class I'm teaching tomorrow night. Why did you have to change paper topics, instructor? Don't you know you're supposed to be lazy and use the same topic year after year after year? Grrrr. - Betsy
All the damn time - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
every single day. i doubt i'm fooling anyone, either. - Big Joe Silence
It's like imposter syndrome: If you never feel it, you probably are one. If you always feel that you're fully grown up, you're probably not even close. (Hell, I'm only 68; I might grow up some day, but why rush it?) - Walt Crawford
When I tell people that I am perpetually 19, I am not exaggerating or making it up, or trying to make people think I am physically younger than I am. I really am perpetually 19! Compared to me, my daughter is an old lady. - April Russo
I think I'm still 12 - Iván Abrego
Only every day. - Steven Perez
Steve C
Behold the carnivorous beast sucking the guts out of the tiny vegetarian minding its own business. - http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/outdoor...
Behold the carnivorous beast sucking the guts out of the tiny vegetarian minding its own business.
Next time you see a ladybug remember it was raised on the flesh of its victims. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
That's true of a lot of insects. - John (bird whisperer)
I've been bitten by a ladybug. :/ - Heather, 30k Camper
ladybugs don't like the way i taste. - Big Joe Silence
Heather, 30k Camper
Who wants to invest in my new venture, Dateflix. A dating site that uses Netflix watch history and ratings.
Also, I'm going to need someone to do all the work. - Heather, 30k Camper
Jessie
School Bully Concerns - WLOS News13 - Top Stories - http://www.wlos.com/shared...
School Bully Concerns - WLOS News13 - Top Stories
"A mother and her 9-year-old son say school officials won't let him bring a My Little Pony bag to school. The boy and his mother say he's getting shoved around because bullies think his pick of a favorite toy is for girls. It's a decades-old kids show where pony characters emphasize the bonds of friendship. It's become anything but friendship for 9-year-old Grayson Bruce. Grayson Bruce, My Little Pony fan, "they're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen." Grayson picked a Rainbow Dash bag out this year, which he says has intensified the attacks against him." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"But Noreen says Thursday the school asked him to leave the bag at home because it had become a distraction and was a "trigger for bullying."" - Jessie
>.> Someone needs to teach his classmates that unless this child is actively punching them in the face with his MLP bag, it's none of their business what he brings to school. - Jessie
Unfortunately, what the school is doing teaches the bullies that they can get their way. - Spidra Webster
here's another sad My Little Pony story: RALEIGH: Wake sheriff’s office still investigating 11-year-old’s apparent suicide attempt | NewsObserver.com http://www.newsobserver.com/2014... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I feel like there's more to this story than what we're seeing. Certainly the bullies ought to be dealt with, but this sounds like a sustained, multi-year issue. Asking a student to not bring an item that is clearly a flashpoint item might be appropriate, depending on the circumstances. I'd also say there's a big difference between being asked to not bring a specific bag to school and being told it isn't permitted. - Soup in a TARDIS
"Noreen, "saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying, is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape. It's flawed logic, it doesn't make any sense."" - Heather, 30k Camper
Johnny
TIL On Facebook: By not being in America, I cannot comment on issues inside America or know more than an American on a specific issue.
Hogwash. - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
What Betsy says. - Walt Crawford
balderdash - Big Joe Silence
Considering how ill informed so many Americans are... it would be scary if the rest of the world could only be less informed. - Heather, 30k Camper
horse feathers! - Jim is digging out.
Micah
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aol? - Brian Johns
Probably #4. I'd have to check the data again, though. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I really thought hotmail had died out. Or at least was limping worse than yahoo. - Heather, 30k Camper
Melly
RT @reasonable_hank: Not content with killing her own dog, Scumbag Meryl wants everyone else to kill their own dogs #StopAVN #health #pet http://t.co/KBnqP2SIRh
RT @reasonable_hank: Not content with killing her own dog, Scumbag Meryl wants everyone else to kill their own dogs #StopAVN #health #pet http://t.co/KBnqP2SIRh
"Look it up" is the new "Heard it from a mate's sister who fucks this homeless guy under the bridge for half bags of dope... and HE'S A DOCTORB" - Johnny from iPhone
what Johnny said. - Big Joe Silence
Check out the thread. She just said diseases like AIDS and herpes could have their origin or distribution in vaccines. - Johnny from iPhone
When her dog got bitten by a brown snake, she didn't take it to a vet to get checked over. She waited until he was showing signs of paralysis and bleeding from the mouth, then tried to "treat" him with oral Vitamin C and remedies from a homeopathic vet. He died a slow, agonising death. - Melly
She's an idiot for many reasons. But one of the latest ones - she always says do your own research, you can't trust someone just because they have a medical qualification. Then goes on to say we shouldn't take the latest HCCC report warning against the AV-SN seriously because the person who did the report doesn't have any medical qualifications *headdesk* - Melly
Heather, 30k Camper
Christmas tree was taken down today so the family room is nearly back to normal!
I did severely piss off the bunbuns though, she's not a fan of moving furniture (her cabinet had been in the backroom, dunno why). - Heather, 30k Camper
Shannon - GlassMistress
Guy with cut gems next to me just told the lady standing at my table "when you are done playing with the little kids beads come on over to the adult section". And motioned to his display. Everyone laughed, me not so much. People are weird.
What a fuckin' prick. - Spidra Webster
When they've finished looking at the stuff grubbed out of the ground, spewed up by the earth or covered in the blood of innocents, they can come back and look at some real art. Honestly, if someone said that to me at a show I would cut them off in disgust. And spend more money at your table. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That guy is now on my hitlist. Dick. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
I don't even think the ladies looking thought it was rude...I'm not sure he did. Wish I'd had a clever comeback. Mostly I was shocked. - Shannon - GlassMistress
It was DEFINITELY rude. Even if you were also selling gemstones, he's butting in when you have a prospective customer and trying to pull them over to his booth. - Spidra Webster
"I didn't know they allowed X-rated jewelry in here, I could have brought so much more!" - Heather, 30k Camper
I think would just knock over his booth. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You can polish a gemstone but you can't polish a turd. - Johnny from iPhone
What a jerk! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hulk Smash! - Yvonne from FFHound!
What an ass. - Yolanda from Android
Thanks guys, you never fail to make me grin, and a late sale at the same time a customer who had put him through the wringer walked away proved that karma's gonna get ya! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Bumping becasue I want Hookah to see it ... I know she'll deliver the snappy comback I needed :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I have bought several of your works of art and am always looking forward to the next original work I can get off ya. While I can afford most any gems I prefer unique art. Keep dominating the world Shannon don't let anyone bring ya down. - Steve C
Victor Ganata
I'm skeptical that one can actually be apolitical. You can certainly keep your beliefs in the closet and try to pass as apolitical, but that in of itself is a political act.
Holding a view that can be classified on a political scale doesn't make you political. Actively trying to spread that opinion and convincing others that your opinion is right is political. Not giving a shit and just trying to live your everyday life isn't political. Yelling that "Government A" is stupid because "They caused this" isn't political if your frustration is aimed at the... more... - Johnny
Catch22 - Todd Hoff
Johnny, I think that's bullshit and is very clearly a political stance, but I realize it may also be because I'm part of the population of people who don't have the luxury of being apolitical. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I am skeptical that you are actually skeptical. - Eric Logan
I think you can be political without taking a side. Being frustrated with government in general and wanting change isn't partisan but I would call it political. - Heather, 30k Camper
How is that not being skeptical? I believe being apolitical is bullshit. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yeah, there are a lot more factions than red and blue, no matter what the MSM says. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
But you haven't defined what political and apolitical is so I'm just going off the current definitions. You can hold a political view but you don't have to get involved with the day to day bullshit if you don't want. You can just do your thing, turn up and vote like a robot and go home. You don't talk politics with your mates, you only complain about "the government" when it pisses you off and you barely know the issues. - Johnny
You can be pissed off that people aren't MORE political but it is possible to live outside the Fox News mass bukkake that fills your airwaves - Johnny
Isn't that just a sort of an unexamined preference for the status quo? - Andrew C (✔)
^^^ - Victor Ganata from iPhone
(Context: this was tangential musing triggered by this post http://friendfeed.com/iphone... ) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The same as the person who goes in and votes Democrat/Republican because they always have. They are no more invested in "politics" than someone who just tries to stay out of the whole thing. Also, giving the definition of politics today, I would dare say someone who independently examines the issues thoroughly and makes the best choice for the country/democracy as a whole is almost apolitical. - Johnny
One can be involved in the democratic process WITHOUT being involved with the political one. Politics is about winning and being right (or not wrong). Democracy is about who's best to lead. Subtle, but there. - Johnny
Well, I suppose it depends heavily on what you mean by "political". Maybe in an absolute monarchy or a totalitarian dictatorship where you can't actually vote, it's more feasible to be nominally apolitical, but in a representative government where your action or inaction has an electoral and therefore political consequence, I think it's harder to argue that. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"The personal is political" predates Fox News by at least a few decades. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I was kidding :) Voter turnout indicates that about 40 % of eligible voters in the U.S. anyway are either apolitical or have given up on the present system. - Eric Logan
Fox News is a symptom, not the cause. The media reflects the will (or apathy) of the people. - Johnny
Eric, VAP in the 2008 US Presidential Election (The Greatest Democracy In The World™) was 57.1%. - Johnny
Victor, I would say the opposite. In the an absolute monarchy or a totalitarian dictatorship, it's far harder to be apolitical. Modern democracies are apathetic and allow citizens to cruise without having to face the day-to-day machinations and melodrama of politics and their leaders. Someone in North Korea etc would be faced with that every day. The State exists in every facet of their lives and has real, every day life and death effect. - Johnny
That's your prerogative if you want to define politicism as tied entirely to the electoral system, but at least just be aware there are many communities where the electoral system is just a means to a political end, and not the end in of itself. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
OK, you got some whole other thing going on here which I can't either grasp or have missed. - Johnny
I think that was the highest it's been in a long time. I agree with the post that Victor linked lots of people are hesitant to express opinions because the parties have become proxies for issues that they may not agree with totally and being identified either Democrat or Republican indicates tacitly that you agree with party platform issues when in fact few well reasoned voters actually agree with the complete platform of either party. - Eric Logan
If you think about politics as about being about issues rather than candidates or parties, I think it's more readily apparent. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
If you're talking about the day-to-day decisions of government that effect people. I addressed that already. - Johnny
Politics doesn't require government. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Here's another formulation: any discussion of "should" (rather than "is" or "probably/possibly will be") is a moral position, and every moral position where one has (even minuscule) agency is a political position. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
There is politics everywhere, but a lot of the issues of the day are where they are because people are apathetic to them or apolitical. Example, a large portion of the Australian people support gay marriage but it's not that big an issue to the wider population AND THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES that it demands immediate action. Most would only think about it when asked in a survey. Most would go "Sure, doesn't affect me". Would it change their vote? Probably not. I would say that's pretty apolitical. - Johnny
If you live in a country where you can be summarily executed for disagreeing with the state, avowed apoliticism is a rational strategy and it's more difficult to argue that any single individual in such circumstances really has any significant agency. In a country where you have the franchise, this more difficult to argue. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's not apolitical because it facilitates the preservation of the status quo. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
If you think about it, preservation of the status quo is the essence of conservatism. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Or think about it this way. Just in the context of office politics, can you really be apolitical? Or is it more that some people (most, in a non-disfunctional workplace) can go along to get along just fine because they're happy enough with the status quo? They don't have to exert any active choices because the situation already suits them. - Andrew C (✔)
But you're assuming every issue is a deal breaker. If that was the case, then really no one should get more than 1 vote in any election. - Johnny
"They don't have to exert any active choices because the situation already suits them." or they think their contribution is meaningless. - Johnny
I think it's very difficult to argue that "I don't really care about gay marriage" is a completely apolitical stance, but that's your call, I guess. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"... because it doesn't effect me directly. Given the chance, I would support it but it's not something I am going to march on the parliament for" - Johnny
In the Philippines, at least, going along to get along is most definitely a political act :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"But you're assuming every issue is a deal breaker." - not sure I agree there. I think of it more like, say, having a standing reservation at a restaurant, with a default order. (I know, not a great analogy.) Maybe you don't like the carrots on the side but you usually don't care enough to order something else. You might not /love/ the carrots, but you're still gonna get them unless you... more... - Andrew C (✔)
So are you saying you can be neither here nor there on the carrots? - Johnny
More like you're willing to accept them as part of the set meal. A preference for the status quo is not "no preference", even if it's out of inertia. - Andrew C (✔)
Heather, 30k Camper
You know those emails that aren't terrible news, but they still stop you in your tracks? My mom emailed me, she ran into my former best friend last night.
I let that friendship end for a reason. - Heather, 30k Camper
But now I have her contact info and no idea what to do. - Heather, 30k Camper
Do you want to reestablish contact? - Stephen Mack
You are in control and under no obligations so think about Stephen's question - he is wise - Steve C
I really miss having friends. The two friends that I had a chance to see, I let slide because I'm so used to being a hermit. Meg and I were super close, but she was also kind of draining. I'm kind of just confused right now. - Heather, 30k Camper
Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Cellphone rings. Me: "Hello?" Caller: "Hello, may I speak with <JKRAM> please?" Me: "Speaking." Caller: "Hello, Mr. <JKRAM>, I'm with Charter Cable and I'm calling to offer you some of our newest, better-than-ever deals!" [Meaning they're exactly the same one's they've called about--and that I've declined--every month for the last year.]
Caller: "What do you watch on your television?" Me: "Network broadcasts, just a few nights per week. And PBS. And David Letterman." Caller: "Ah, I see, well I could offer you our basic television package that would give you ALL OF THAT plus THESE services <rattles off a list of things that I have no interest in> for only $$$$ more!" Me: "No thanks." Caller: "What phone service do you have? Do you make local and long distance calls?" Me: "No, I only make calls to another part of my house. In case there's a babysitter there or something. I only have a cellphone. No landline." Caller: "Did you know that if your cellphone were to lose power or its signal, your 911 service would be lost as well? And if you neglect to turn on the GPS, the emergency responders wouldn't be able to locate you precisely, if you couldn't tell them where you are?" Me: "I suppose that's true. But I'll chance it." Caller: "But with Charter's 'Enhanced 911" service, your geographic location will be relayed... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Again, I know this is not going to be read by anyone beyone a line or two... I just really needed to vent. If only there were a way to block calls from entities by some means other than number, which are continuously being rotated. I've got better things to do. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I hate Charter with a fiery passion Jkram. I feel your pain - A Gunny named Slickback
Mark: repeat after me: "*interrupting* No thanks, I'm not interested, please remove me from your list. Goodbye!" Then hang up. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I know, I know. I've tried similar responses after the initial "Hello, this is Charter..." but I'm too polite to hang up. Gotta work on that part. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Also, the "remove me from your list" thing doesn't work since I do have my internet service through them. I desperately want to change to some other provider, but so far the only alternatives are about 1/10th the speed. But once daughter is off to live her life away from here <sniff sob sniff> I'll be less concerned about that. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Even if you are a customer you can request that they not call you and leave all communication through email or snail mail. That's what I did with Comcast. - Elena
Ah, good to know, Elena. Thanks, I'll try that. I think part of the problem is that most of these callers are from a 3rd party telemarketing service, and they work off of lists that may or may not be current. But I'll keep trying. What've I got to lose! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
My way to deal with any of these calls whether it be mortgage, electric, or cable. I stop them in a polite manner and explain the only way I will change to their *whatever they offer* my rules are this. I want to pay only X amount for XXXXX services. If they cannot do this deal I am not interested. Works every single time. - Janet
This is why god made caller id and voicemail - maʀtha
I was very effective at dealing with telemarketing calls when I was in my "business" mode, because I didn't have the time. Period. Now that the time wasted isn't completely obligated to another purpose, I've somehow "softened." Which is odd, because in many ways I'm crankier than ever. One of my roommates in college used to shout into the phone <using an eastern European accent> "SHUTUPANDLEAFMEALONE!" Very effective. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
If only the caller id helped, Martha. I flag the number each time they call, but they use a different one the next time. And "Charter" never appears in the caller ID. The only clue is that the calls are from another state, but never the same "other" state. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Oh, the key is not to answer if you don't know the number - maʀtha
Yeah, but how will my callers seeking phone sex services get through? (The first-timers, anyway.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Hahahahhahahaha. Ha. - maʀtha
I pretty much never pick up the phone unless I'm expecting the call. - Pixie from FFHound(roid)!
I laughed at the line about the babysitter in the other part of the house. Did you really say that? - Corinne L
Alas, not yet Corinne. But it seems like an appropriate response to the question "Do you make any local or long distance calls?" As if someone would have a phone and not do either of those. But one of these days... trust me, I will. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Ha ha, you're way too kind, Mark. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I know that you actually mean "You're a schmuck, Mark" but thanks anyway, Stephan. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Best lesson my dad taught me about unwanted phone calls: THEM: blah Me: Can I have your name? THEM: *name* Me: Ok, can you spell the last name. THEM: *getting nervous* Me: Ok thank you. I have told you before I don't want anymore calls, but you insist on calling. If I get another call from you, I will submit a complaint to the Better Business Bureau. Have a nice day! THEM: *never calls... more... - Heather, 30k Camper
Or, there's always the "So, tell me what you're wearing right now" strategy. (If it's a guy, he'll make a hasty exit. If it's a woman she'll probably do the same... but then again, you never know... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
"Khakis." - Betsy
Shannon - GlassMistress
MAN admitted a celebrity 'man crush' to me - Clive Owen. Who are your celebrity crushes?
For me it Angelina Jolie - Shannon - GlassMistress
I used to have a tonne, but at the moment I can't think of any. - Melly
Franka Potente, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Tony Jaa, and a guy whose name I can't ever remember bc it's long... he starred in the Courier, among other things. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Tom Hardy; Cumberbund Bandersnatch; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Idris Elba; James Franco - Brent Schaus
Jamie Bell - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
As of this week for a dude it's Seo In Guk. My woman one hasn't changed in forever: Angela Bassett. - Anika
Jessica Alba. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Apart from Sammy (duh!), I do quite like Mark Wahlberg. - Melly
Joan Chen, Suzanne Vega, Evelyn Lin - Big Joe Silence
+1 to what Stephen said. :) - Ken Gidley
Well, those are my man crushes... I have a list of, like, woman-crushes, too lol - Brent Schaus
Ellen Page and Mark Ruffalo get me on the enviro-nerd level, above and beyond normal crush. Other than them, it's a long list... - Heather, 30k Camper
Also, Melly is one of my celebrity crushes. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
*blush* - Melly
Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon & Ellen DeGeneres - Iván Abrego from Android
i didn't include Melly on my list cos i didn't want to be even creepier than usual. oh, wait, we have to list ppl we crush on who are the same gender we are? - Big Joe Silence
Nope, just curious about crushes. Share 'Em all! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Clive Owen? Oh, he made me go all weak at the knees when I was a teenager. Still does. And Dermot Mulroney is heavenly ;-) - Heleninstitches
My first TV crush was...Sophie Ellis Bextor's mum. But yeah, Clive Owen. I'd let him do bad things to me. Conversely, I'd like to to very naughty things to Brad Cooper. - Steel Penguin Slippy
Finally, I'd like to snuggle under an alpaca and drink cocoa out of an aluminium trilby with Noel Fielding - Steel Penguin Slippy
That dude with the long blonde hair on TMZ. - Melly from FFHound!
Oh, almost forgot Olivia Coleman. She's adorable. - Steel Penguin Slippy
Heather, 30k Camper
Volunteering: This week they only asked for Dixie dog volunteers. The Dixie Dog program is great, bringing dogs up from the south where the adoption rate is very low. But Dixie dogs need a lot more than the other dogs (they're in quarantine, have a tiny walking area, and have less training) and I'm sure that's not a good place to start. :(
*fingers crossed for next Monday* - Heather, 30k Camper
Got another email today and got all excited, but it was just a reminder thingy. :/ - Heather, 30k Camper
Hookuh Tinypants
Remember back in the day when it was customary to chat with someone before extending a guild invite to them? Yeah.
I swear, every time I log into my orc, which is unguilded, I get an invite every 3-5 minutes. Just random invites from both of our linked realms. Though yesterday I did seriously consider accepting the invite from Hordecore Pwnography. Because y'know... - Hookuh Tinypants
I got invited to a guild way back (pre-Cata) without a chat. But I was farming the guy's skins for an hour in Ashenvale. I always thought it was funny because I ended up in For The Horde's Alliance alt guild. There were some really cool people in that group. - Not Me
Apparently there's an addon that automatically finds unguilded people and autoinvites them http://www.curse.com/addons... — I'm surprised Blizzard has let it live. Because of this addon, most of my alts are guildless and have guild invites disabled - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yeah, one of our former officers wanted us to start using that to recruit a couple years ago. I refused because I didn't want to be a nuisance. Also didn't want to inadvertently end up with a trove of twits. - Hookuh Tinypants
One time I was on an unguilded toon and got about 6 invites in 5 minutes, half were from the same guild. >.< - Heather, 30k Camper
Andrew C (✔)
ThinkGeek :: Light Show Fountain Speakers - http://www.thinkgeek.com/product...
ThinkGeek :: Light Show Fountain Speakers
I saw these at Fry's a couple of months ago and just fell out. - Anika
I'm not usually into light stuff, but these are awesome. - Heather, 30k Camper
My cousin got a pair for Christmas. They're surprisingly good for their size, on top of looking cool. - Not Me
I bought a set of these for my wife last Christmas. She likes them. :) - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
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