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Current YouTube binge: Hula
OMAN I wish I could move like that. - Heather
Imma dance like an uncoordinated duck pretending it's hula for several days now. - Heather
The uncoordinated duck's image will haunt my brain all day long. - Xabaras (G.O.)
Steven Perez
kanrose: iammakingperfectsense: insidemymmind: Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP.... -
Aw crap, my FF background is blue too! - Heather
CONSPIRACY! - Steven Perez from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill | Psychology Today
A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill | Psychology Today
Turn off that awful internal critic with its malicious self talk. Don't say anything to yourself you wouldn't say to a friend or even a stranger - WarLord
#8 is the worst for me. I'm always thinking about what I used to be able to do. - Heather
Me too, Heather. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That moment when you find out it's WORSE than @femfreq says. MT: @AdamGoodallYes: No Misogyny Problem In Gaming...
That moment when you find out it's WORSE than @femfreq says. MT: @AdamGoodallYes: No Misogyny Problem In Gaming...
Sheesh - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I read this to Chris and he said no, what she showed was perfectly accurate. So... This guy is looking to kill people in video games and getting which one is more terrible backwards. - Heather
My whole world is turned upside down. RT @llacigart: ~Sanrio's Shocking Reveal: Hello Kitty Is NOT A Cat via @LAIST
My whole world is turned upside down. RT @llacigart: ~Sanrio's Shocking Reveal: Hello Kitty Is NOT A Cat via @LAIST
Has anyone told Dear Daniel? - Heather
Andrew C (✔)
If White Characters Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature -
"1. He looked at her longingly, as he imagined her exotic, mashed potato skin laying gently against his." - Andrew C (✔)
#16 bwahahaha. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
... I think I just lost one FB friend because they felt this post was racist. - Andrew C (✔)
Now I'm the one saying shitty things like "I'm sorry you were offended" and "I don't get why this is racist". Bleah. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, it is racist, but that's kind of the whole idea: it's pointing out how literature tends to portray PoCs in gross, objectified ways with the gimmick of flipping the script. It's supposed to offend. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The idea that just because something is racist, we shouldn't talk about it ever just helps prop up de facto white supremacy IMHO. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I imagine their point might have been "you could call out those gross literary devices without counter-racism". Maybe. Not sure, haven't heard back from them besides the initial call-out. - Andrew C (✔)
I know I'm very naive on this, so that might be why I didn't think marzipan and cauliflower were all that bad... - Heather
I dunno, I guess it depends on the context. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's funny because it's weird. I remember reading books describing skin like porcelain. I hated that shit. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
What isn't explicitly said is how many black people are tired of always being described as foodstuffs. I think the piece is powerful BECAUSE it sounds racist. An in-your-face way of saying "well how would YOU feel?" - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I knew a white guy who'd call me all sorts of variations of chocolate, but would get violently mad when I called him 'mayo', 'milky' or 'Wonder bread'. - Anika
I would think it hilarious if a black friend called me "Wonder Bread." Heck, I'd probably find it hilarious if a white friend called me "Wonder Bread." - Steele Lawman
I think in the buzzfeed piece, the "mayonnaise legs" line was both the funniest and probably the most offensive. - Andrew C (✔)
Alabaster is another one used to describe white people in books. But that makes them sound like rocks. Haha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
For me: "her complexion was that of a woefully under ripe tomato, the kind one finds in salad bars during winter." - maʀtha
I find the original post hilariously funny and effective satire. One of their points, I think, is that the skin color of white people in fiction often isn't describe at all, because they are, you know, "normal". And when people of color are described, their skin is often compared to coffee, chocolate, or other foods, but one never sees white people compared to food. And, yes, people of color are often described in ways that are racist. - maʀtha
skin like cheesy grits? was that in there? tl;dr - Big Joe Silence
But some of my best friends are white. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Home alone.
do the face! do the face! or at least tie some paint cans up to sling at bad guys - Steve C Team Marina
I was thinking more along the lines of salting the doors and windows and finding something made of silver. - Heather
Something CRAZY just happened outside, no idea what. It involved a tree, "whoop whoop" sounds, and angry cats though.
Ugh, I'm so goofy. Simple internet search tells me the "whoop whoop" was probably raccoons. Either a straight up raccoon fight or kits being protected from a cat. YouTube CAN be educational! :p - Heather
The air conditioning situation in this house has become so annoying to me, I'm dreaming about it.
Also, damn! I didn't know I could be a sassy bitch in my dreams. - Heather
work it girl - Steve C Team Marina
^ lol - Spidra Webster
Got 30/32 playing the 'A' Religion Quiz quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
Got 30/32 playing the 'A' Religion Quiz quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
My spelling is so horrible, I didn't get 5 of them on spelling alone. - Heather
Grossest day in KICU so far. Too much stuff coming out of kittens. I got kitten poop on both hands. x_x
Other than that, I have a new kitty love (Petunia, last weeks crush, is in the adoption center). Her name is Sun and she's a hefty 4lbs, which means she will probably also be a one and done for me. - Heather
Got 17/20 playing the 20 Largest Fast Food Chains quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
Got 17/20 playing the 20 Largest Fast Food Chains quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
18/20, and what a weird list. I missed Little Caesar's and Dunkin' Donuts. - Jennifer Dittrich
Only 16 for me, and I wouldn't have thought of the two you posted. - LB: Unable to Can from Android
After my lucky guess for Starbucks, I should've put in Dunkin' Donuts, but I still find all of the pizza places (barring Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's) to be weird, since you have to either order in advance for delivery, or sit down there to eat. - Jennifer Dittrich
I only got 15. :-\ Ice cream tripped me up. - Julian
9/20 ... I guess I know geography better than fast food. - John (bird whisperer)
14/20 - April Russo
I got 14, I had a brain hiccup on 2 that I couldn't think of the actual name. - Heather
i got 13 but didn't even consider the pizza joints. no wonder. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, I didn't think the pizza places should really be in there. I happened to guess Pizza Hut in desperation and then got a few of the others (but still missed Little Ceasar's). And I missed Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins because I didn't really think of those as fast food, either. I had no idea Subway outnumbered McDonalds almost 2 to 1. That surprised me. - Jandy
14/20 After little 'caesars' didn't work I gave up on pizza. Which was a bad idea. - NOT THE CRICKET
Got 17/20 playing the Movie by Alien quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
Got 17/20 playing the Movie by Alien quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
Man, I spent the last 2 minutes failing to think of the last 5. - Heather
18/20! whoot! - Chris Topher
19/20 - was really annoyed at the one I missed. - Jennifer Dittrich
Got 16/25 playing the Novel First Lines A-Z II quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
Got 16/25 playing the Novel First Lines A-Z II quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
I need to read more. >.> - Heather
Steve C Team Marina
Shoplifting rises after cities ban plastic bags- MSN Money -
Shoplifting rises after cities ban plastic bags- MSN Money
"However, the effort to go green is costing some stores quite a bit of green. "It is increasing shoplifting," said Mark Arabo, president and CEO of the Neighborhood Market Association, a group of 2,400 small markets in the West. "We've received hundreds of phone calls from our members saying that once these plastic bag bans have been enacted, shoplifting has increased in our markets." "What's happening is they're putting stuff in there," said Arabo, referring to shoppers placing items in reusable bags. "Frozen food items, health and beauty items, and when they get to the cashier, they are actually arguing with them and saying, 'I actually brought this in with me,' and the store has to check the (surveillance) tape, and it's just a bunch of red tape." "I've noticed since the plastic bag ban, it's made it a bit more challenging to spot someone who may be trying to steal some of these items," Long Beach Police Sgt. Robert Woods told the Long Beach Press-Telegram." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I've seen store signs that prohibit shopping by putting stuff in your bags. - Andrew C (✔)
While it's probably worse now that plastic bags are banned entirely, I don't know how they could easily stop people who shoplift this way without actually banning reusable bags, though. It's costly, but maybe they just have to RFID tag everything. - Victor Ganata
Just tell people they can't use their reusable bags until they get to the cashier. Keep the bags folded. People who come in with stuff in their bags should check them at the door, ideally, or less ideally, in their cars. - Andrew C (✔)
This doesn't work that well with places that don't have any (or very many) baskets or carts though. I'm surprised they don't make more money with people using bags to shop instead of just whatever they can hand-carry. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Is there any actual data backing this up? - John (bird whisperer)
Nope. Just anecdotes. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
so now it's just that they are catching people because they are being less sneaky. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Welp, the only solution now is expand the TSA into every retail business across the land. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm just going to guess that if it's a bag of frozen peas, no they didn't bring it in with them. - Heather
I don't know how it went in other cities, but I know big retailers started promoting reusable bags well ahead of the actual ban and people were using them voluntarily, so if it were a huge problem, you'd think the big retailers would've seen it and fought harder against the plastic bag ban. Then again, the big retailers probably don't care if you're stealing a couple of bucks worth of... more... - Victor Ganata from iPhone
VOLUNTEER SHIRT! Now I'm going to be bona fide. *is way too excited about this*
I get it Friday when I go in for KICU. Best Friday Evar! - Heather
Chris Topher
Craig Ferguson to Be Replaced by James Corden as Host of 'Late Late Show' (Exclusive) - TheWrap -
Craig Ferguson to Be Replaced by James Corden as Host of 'Late Late Show' (Exclusive) - TheWrap
Oh my god! Oh my god!!! #epic - Chris Topher from Bookmarklet
Who? - rönin from FFHound!
No, not Who. He played Craig in that episode of Who. - Betsy
okay, my mind is officially broken now. *sends in the Cybermen* - Big Joe Silence
One Craig replaces another! :P - Chris Topher
<3 Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaig - Heather
$5 cat adoption fee... on the day I volunteer...
The closer Friday gets, the louder my rebellious side tells me that Chris's parents just don't know they want a cat and would be happy after about a week if I brought one home. - Heather
Ooh, don't listen to that side. It'll get you in trrrrrrrubble. - Spidra Webster
Did not bring home a cat, but during my shift (I was the only one there so I spent some time with each cat) I fell in love with 2 more kittens. - Heather
kitties!! i think everyone needs a few kittens - Sir Shuping is just sir
My new favorite is also black and white, but short haired. Her name is Peturnia and she's a nutball. But for a lot of reasons (especially money) I rather get an adult. Kittens are $275 and adults can be as low as $9. - Heather
$275?! Good lord. That's outrageous. - Hookuh Tinypants
Dakin runs 100% on donations, no government assistance, so they do have some high prices. The craziest part is that at 6 months they go from kitten pricing to adult pricing, and people still pay $275 for a 4 month old kitten. Go figure. - Heather
Dakin goes through kittens so fast. It is located in the largest city in the area, which is next to the other larger cities of the area. Lots of cats, lots of people. - Chris Topher
All of the shelters in my area are 100% donations and don't cost anywhere near that. I'm kind of surprised. Perhaps ours have better connections for spaying/neutering and vaccination costs? $60 gets you a spayed/neutered kitten with all its shots and a microchip they implant the day you adopt. Does the cost seem to deter adoptions? - Hookuh Tinypants
They do the spay/neuter in house. They have their own vets on staff for the surgeries. It doesn't seem to deter people at all. Kittens last a matter of only a few days before they are adopted. They are in the building that used to be the MSPCA (MA Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and I believe they are the largest animal shelter in western MA. - Chris Topher
Yeah, ours are all in house/on staff as well. Odd. But at least it doesn't deter adoptions! - Hookuh Tinypants
Victor Ganata
I never realized Shiba Inu puppies look kind of like foxes.
They csn be assholes too. - Rodfather from Android
They are on my list of most adorable dogs I could never handle. - Heather
I see a lot of them these days. Puppy cam probably helped. - Rodfather from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
THIS. I hate that people can't separate the civilians from Hamas, or the desperate people from the evil people. - Heather
Bluesun 2600
Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight - Mirror Online -
Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight - Mirror Online
Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight - Mirror Online
"Airport staff tonight told of their fears of an Ebola outbreak after a passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at Gatwick. Workers said they were terrified the virus could spread globally through the busy international hub from the West African country which is in the grip of the deadly epidemic. The woman, said to be 72, became ill on the gangway after she left a Gambia Bird jet with 128 passengers on board. She died in hospital on Saturday. Ebola has killed 256 people in Sierra Leone. A total of 826 have died in West Africa since the outbreak began in February. Tests were carried out to see if the woman had disease. The plane was quarantined as ­officials desperately tried to trace everyone who had been in contact with the woman. Airport workers faced an anxious wait to see if the woman had Ebola. One said: “Everyone’s just ­petrified. “We’ve all seen how many people have died from Ebola, especially in Sierra Leone, and it’s terrifying.” Speaking of... more... - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
Uhhhh... 0_o - Big Joe Silence
This is going to be why I turn into a doomsday prepper. - Heather
The New York Times
Three myths about the brain need to be debunked. One is that we only use 10% of our brains via @NYTopinion
Seriously. - Heather
I wrote a blog post debunking this eight years ago: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Shannon - GlassMistress
If you were getting married, would someone making the cake (paying for the supplies) be an appreciated gift, providing it turned out as you wanted of course?
Yes - Heather
It would be a huge gift! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The reason I wonder is that it is usually something the parents are paying for so is the gift to the couple or the parents? - Shannon - GlassMistress
laura x
Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'' | Books | The Guardian -
Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'' | Books | The Guardian
"Forever…, she says, was written after a request from her teenage daughter (it's dedicated to her: "For Randy as promised … with love"). "She was reading all these books, where a girl succumbed [to sex], she would be punished, sometimes she would die. And Randy said, 'Couldn't there ever be a book where two nice kids do it and nobody has to die?' And I thought 'Yes, I need to write this'."" - laura x from Bookmarklet
She's one writer I would love to meet in person. - Corinne L
Meeting her would be amazing. - Heather
Reminds me of god I loved that show. - Joe
Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime -
Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime
""Billions of people rely directly and indirectly on wild sources of meat for income and sustenance, and this resource is declining. It's not surprising that the loss of this critical piece of human livelihoods has huge social consequences. Yet, both conservation and political science have generally overlooked these fundamental connections."" - Heather from Bookmarklet
I bled on the incedent report.
Yesterday, Chris and I were in one of the free roam cat rooms. I had a cat on my lap and she kept putting her claws in my knee. I went to get her to pull back her claws, but she scratched my hand and hissed at me. Silly thing, I bet she didn't realize that means a 10 day mandatory rabies quarantine. - Heather
When she did it, I was shocked. She was so sweet and cuddly. But then I felt kinda bad for telling on her and getting her in quarantine. - Heather
Melly - #TeamMarina
ohawkguy: the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook. -
I just gave away half my "collection" of notebooks, but some I could not part with. - Betsy
Wait, only 10 other notebooks? >.> - Heather
Yep :( - Amit Patel
I have less than 10 at the moment Heather, but only due to lack of space!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
But what else will Jesse write our love story in? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Who what? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Darn it, why did I think Jesse? It's Noah! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Oh, yes!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Ralph, my KICU baby is up for adoption. <3 -
Ralph, my KICU baby is up for adoption. <3
What a cutie! He reminds me of a fluffy version of my Livia :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh that face! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Every time I pick Heather up from her shifts, I visit the cat rooms...and every time I leave without a cat I am shocked :P - Chris Topher
I really hope we don't go through another quarantine in the KICU, spending nearly a month with the same kittens... I'm so in love with this guy. They also have Chess for adoption, he's the little semi-feral that purrs non-stop when you hold him, and I have a crush on him too. - Heather
RT @pixelsandatoms: Horrendous. More than 25% of the Palestinians killed in #Gaza have been children.
RT @pixelsandatoms: Horrendous. More than 25% of the Palestinians killed in #Gaza have been children.
having a tough time seeing Israel as the victim here. - Heather
The only victims here are the Palestinian and Israeli people. - Johnny from iPhone
I'm disgusted with Israel's government, and with Hamas. I'm appalled and ashamed by what I've heard of the behavior of Israeli settlers. And by the behavior of Palestinians who idolize people who use bombs against other humans. It's a horrid situation full of wrongs everywhere you look. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
African Elephants in Zoos Threatened by Obesity : Discovery News -
African Elephants in Zoos Threatened by Obesity : Discovery News
"Just like humans, elephants with excess fat are more likely to develop heart disease, arthritis and infertility, Daniella Chusyd, a graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said in a statement. Previous studies have shown an alarming number of African elephants in zoos have irregular or no ovarian cycles." - Heather from Bookmarklet
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