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Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women Didn't know the meaning of two 'male' words but I recognized them
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women Didn't know the meaning of two 'male' words but I recognized them
'Dreadnought' and 'bolshevism' I had to look up but I knew of those words. I knew they existed. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I think I did pretty well with both lists. - Stephen Mack
Same. I recognized 'solenoid,' but had to look it up. Some of those make sense to me, and some just WTF. - Jennifer Dittrich
A couple of the "female" words I'm not sure about: mascarpone is a dessert, right? and bottlebrush, is that a brush to clean bottles? - Betsy
Ha ha, this will only make sense to Brits, but I really didn't expect Dean Gaffney to be holding that sword ;-) - Heleninstitches
Really? "golem" is recognized more by men than by women? But hey, it's Slate reprinted from Business Insider, so it must be...never mind. - Walt Crawford
The only word I didn't recognize was "claymore." - John (bird whisperer)
Marscapone is a cheese that's used in desserts. It's awesome! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
what does it mean if i recognised and knew the meaning/definition of everything on both lists? - Big Joe Silence
I'm really shocked. I know my late husband knew (and used) all the "female" words, and the only "male" word I had think about was "codec". But then "claymore" and "scimitar" and "dreadnought" show up in a lot of history and historical fiction, so there's that. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Also is humvee a word? Like an actual word. Because it's the pronunciation of the brand name of that ridiculous big ass car! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"humvee" entered the colloquial lexicon about 20 years back, so yes. - Big Joe Silence
"Humvee" is apparently in the American English online version of the OED - Victor Ganata
OED seems to adopt early. - Big Joe Silence
Well, I think OED tends to pick up words early because they're trying to document actual usage, not prescribe "correct English". - Victor Ganata
I have about as much familiarity with "scimitar" dreadnought" and "claymore" as I do with "decoupage" "taffeta" and "tresses"... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I still say humvee shouldn't be a word, yo. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
If we use it and people know what we're talking about, it's a word. :-) - Kirsten
@Zulema: thanks. So I guess I was half right about mascarpone? - Betsy
Am I the only one that clicked through to take the test? (scored 81% with no nonwords) - April Russo
I didn't even notice there was a test. I scrolled straight to the list. - Betsy
There was a test? oh! I got 84%. (no nonwords) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
84% with one nonword (I should listen to myself more). - Betsy
90% with zero nonwords, and I recognized "zloty" about a second after I said I didn't recognize it. ("bedaub" may be a word, but I'll continue not to recognize it.) - Walt Crawford
You got different words than I did. - Betsy
93% - Katy S
Could the female word list be any more stereotypical? Ugh. - Heather
87%, no nonwords. The words I missed were: inspectoral, tisane, whipstall, axil, trimaran, agronomics, scarfskin, tercenteniary, and coltsfoot. I got up to 91% with a retest. - Stephen Mack
90%, no nonwords, I missed acicular, syringa, yashmak, exponible, latria, strickle, and filature. I lost some time cackling at the non-word bodibator. #iam12 - Victor Ganata
93% on the retest. I missed borecole, redingote, instauration, imbrue, and complaisantly. - Victor Ganata
Familiar with all of the but would probably fumble trying to give an exact dictionary definition of solenoid and dreadnought. - Spidra Webster
83% on the test - ended up fat-fingering a couple of words I knew, but oh well. The ones I genuinely missed were random fashion/sewing accessory related. Take that, sexist word knowing thingie. Or something. - Jennifer Dittrich
Betsy: If the test is set up well, that will usually happen--e.g., I saw only one or two of Stephen's and Victor's words. - Walt Crawford
I hadn't realized people would get different words. I would've posted my missed words. - Betsy Words that I didn't know - falderal (didn't connect this as the same as folderal, darn my Texas drawl), hoatzin, paraxial, aquilegia, polyclonal, diplopod. - Greg GuitarBuster
81%. No non-words. Not bad knowing that English is not my first language. - Uli
thinking a lot of men thought decoupage was decolletage. :) - Elizabeth Brown
I thought a solenoid was a lonely noid - Pete
88%. I got three wrong. There were some funky words on my list. - Elizabeth Brown
It's interesting that the test doesn't require you to define the word, just agree that it is a word. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I think asking for definitions would be extremely difficult. What should the algorithm consider as a correct definition? I think only counting a verbatim dictionary definition (and from which dictionary?) would result in a lot of false negatives. - Victor Ganata
What Victor sez. - Walt Crawford
I'm imagining multiple choice of the rough domain the word is in. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I don't understand people who 'don't drink coffee'. I try to be open-minded, but wtf is wrong with you?
I'm allergic to caffeine. - Gabrielle
It used to give me heartburn (or I thought it did,) so I avoided it. Love it now, though. I figure it is like anything - some folks just don't have a taste for it. - Jennifer Dittrich
Only like it hot, and don't like hot drinks, unless it's soup. Or hot chocolate when I'm cold. - NOT THE CRICKET
It tastes like crap. And it's hot. I'm always warm and don't like tasting crap. - Steve C
Coffee is gross. I've never heard someone say they liked it on the first try. Same reason I don't drink beer, I'm not interested in "acquiring" the taste. - Heather
i love the flavour of coffee but there's something, possibly oils, that gets my guts roaring in a bad way. - Big Joe Silence
My parents are big coffee drinkers and always insisted I'd end up drinking it, but I never much liked the smell. Whole beans smell good. Ground beans smell good. But once it's been brewed it always smells a bit burnt to me. Maybe I'd be ok with cold-brewed? I dunno. At this point I've got a rather firmly entrenched tea habit and don't see a reason to branch out. One addiction is plenty. - Kirsten
I can't stand the taste, but I love the smell. I agree that I don't know wtf is wrong with me ;) - Katie
My wife has gastric trouble with it. I dropped it for a while on doctor's advice. Lots of people don't like the taste--I'm open-minded enough to know there's essentially *no* taste that's universally loved. OTOH, Heather, I liked coffee on the first try. So, you know, different strokes. - Walt Crawford
I totally meant this as a drunken joke at my own expense for being so reliant on coffee to function. It's cool if you don't like coffee. I guess. I mean, I don't like ice cream, so there's that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I like the smell of coffee. When it hits my tongue is where it loses me. - Deborah Fitchett
Well, for that, there are all the *$ "coffee drinks" that probably still have some coffee somewhere in them, and you get the smell of (nearly burnt) coffee when you enter the store. - Walt Crawford
So, kitties. Today was day 1 at the Kitten ICU (KICU). I didn't give fluids, but I did force feeding. After we finished with everything (less to do in the afternoon than am or pm) we can play with the kitties, but they were all napping.
And I didn't even smuggle one home in my pocket. - Heather
Second day at KICU was better. I gave fluids and force feeding was a tiny bit easier. But like last time, someone had to get a kitten of my shoulders. Being short the kittens look at me like an easy climb. - Heather
Glad you had a better day! I think the 'kitten cat tree' problem strikes tall and short alike, it just takes less time for them to get to the top :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I'm about three steps: "hey, no climbing", "oh crap, get down", and "can I get a hand?" If I could get both front paws I could get them down no problem, but it unhook one and the others firmly stuck. - Heather
Victor Ganata
This is really what this flower is called. I was so certain it was shopped. (via cognitivedissonance)
Aggressively Forward Tall Bearded Reblooming Iris - Victor Ganata
Aggressively Forward Bearded Iris wants to know why you still aren't returning his phone calls. He's called your home, your cell, your work, and your parents. He just wants to hang out a little bit and if one thing leads to another then hey, that's cool too. Can't you at least call him back? - Brian Johns
^LOL - Tamara J. B.
sounds like we need some Restraining Order Tomato Stakes and nylon twine. - Big Joe Silence
Aggressively Forward Bearded Iris considers your restraining order a badge of honor regarding his devotion to you. #NotAllFlowersButDefinitelyAggressivelyForwardBeardedIris - Brian Johns
bumping for props: this inspired my poem for yesterday. thanks! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"here's a selfie as I photosynthesize. txt me" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
LB's 10:19pm Name Change
Monorail! - John (bird whisperer)
Mono - d'oh! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
<3 - Heather
What's it called?! - Jennifer Dittrich
I heard those things are awfully loud. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Old bastard up the back just threatened to shoot the neighbours' dog again - this time he said it in front of Emily >:o| #fb
Ugh. I don't get how people can think like that, let alone say it outloud. - Heather
All the details have been added to the last report I made on him. - Melly
I don't understand why people make threats like that. It is basically admitting a firm intent to break the law (assuming that there are limitations on minimum distances where you live as well) and a firm disregard for people's safety. People like that should have their license revoked permanently. - Stephan Planken
Gah. - Stephen Mack
I have no idea if he even has a gun, but he'll be in pretty big trouble if he steps a foot wrong because of the existing reports against him. - Melly
Shannon - GlassMistress
I didnt share the photo ... you should THANK me. Just sayin' - Shannon - GlassMistress
x_x - Heather
Maybe it's for guys who wear these: - Anika
This is Peter. Peter is one of the cutest kittens ever. Peter wants to play by latching into your hand and making you bleed. -
This is Peter. Peter is one of the cutest kittens ever. Peter wants to play by latching into your hand and making you bleed.
I have 5 clear claw marks, most on my fingers. Chris wants me to keep an eye on the red (most likely to be infected) one. - Heather from Bookmarklet
Also, Dakin has lots of black cats so their doing a special, $25 adoption fee for black cats 6months and over. I WANT A KITTEH! - Heather
Went shopping for washable shoes today. Bought pj shorts instead... o.O
The shorts are like guys athletic shorts. I really needed them, all my other pj shorts are indecently short. - Heather
But I really need shoes I can clean off easily if I get kitten sick on them. - Heather
Shannon - GlassMistress
Question you are asked often? Go!
"Are you wearing contacts?" - Shannon - GlassMistress
"What's in the fanny pack?" - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"Can you stop making a scene?" - Jed rocks the party. from iPhone
"Can I ask you a question?" - Eric
"Do you have boyfriend?" - شاهید
"When are you due?" - Tamara J. B.
"What's the weather like up there?" - Slippy: Rebooting
"What's it like being a God?" - Steve C
"Would you like another?" - SAM
"Did you see me close the garage door?" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"Where are you/your accent from?" - Betsy
"What's wrong with you?" - Hookuh Tinypants
"whatcha drinkin?" - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"Have you read every book in the library?" - Heleninstitches
"Are you a student here?" - YvonneM
"What does your license plate mean?" - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Steve. - Janet from FFHound!
"Do you have a minute?" - Stephan Planken from iPhone
"When can I pee" - Janet from FFHound!
"Are you going to finish that?" - Glen Campbell
"what project ur working on now ?" - Peter Dawson
What's for dinner?/What do you want for dinner? - Lnorigb from FFHound!
"Have I seen you in anything?" - joey
"Have you (done this thing i never mentioned to you, tho i'm pretending i have) yet?!?" - Big Joe Silence
"When did your last album come out?" - Big Joe Silence
"Can you get (person i've never met)'s autograph for me?" - Big Joe Silence
(Well? Can you?) - Betsy
A few: 'Is that your real eye color?' 'Where does your name come from?' And these final variations, all from Audrey: 'Do you have anything new?' 'Is there anything new in Minecraft?' 'Any new books?' - Akiva
Are you Russian? - Brent Schaus
@Betsy: i dunno. who is it? - Big Joe Silence
How are you feeling? - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
How did you get to be so awesome? - Jed rocks the party. from iPhone
Who's on first? - Spidra Webster
no, Who's on SECOND? - Big Joe Silence
@Joe: y'know, famous guy. He was in that thing with that other guy. - Betsy
Do you have time to talk? How do l [insert social media related task]? - Corinne L
you know who you look like? - ellbeecee
"Are you working right this minute?" - April Russo
By near strangers: "Are you in college?" followed by "Oh, so what do you want to do?" Once they know about Chris "Why haven't you gotten married yet?" - Heather
"when are you due?" and I usually tell them, "1997". - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
"How do you like Norway?" "Are you speaking Norwegian yet?" - Jenny H. from Android
Well, do you? Are you, Jenny? - Uli
"What is wrong with you?" - Steven Perez from Android
"No. Where are you *really* from?" - Anika
Is your hair naturally curly? - Jenny
Are you one of THOSE Kennedys? - Marie
One m or two - FLEMING from Android
"How can you not like 'Seinfeld'?" - Brent Schaus
All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls" -
All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls"
I think it's pretty amazing to have this list, but I have a major problem with listing something like this in alphabetic order by title. Order of appearance people! - Heather from Bookmarklet
Also, of course an Aussie took this on. Crazy people. - Heather
Good lord I'm a nerd, I just scrolled through my "Nerdage" Pinterest board and found a second pin of all the books read/mentioned on Gilmore Girls. - Heather
This is very cool. - Friar Will
How I know horse racing has become popular: It's cool to bash horse racing.
*shakes fist at hipsters* Get off my infield! - Heather
(Totally jk about the infield, hipsters can't afford it since they redid Churchill Downs. Now those were the tickets anyone could get. #TheGoodOl'Days) - Heather
They had the author of "Seabiscuit" on NPR this morning and I loved the story she told about CA Chrome's history and owners. - Spidra Webster
Dakin (the humane society I volunteer at) is having a Flea Market and asking for baked goods donations for their table. I want to make something, but I'm afraid something will happen and I wont follow through. :/
Puppy Cookies.JPG
Ack! *bites the bullet and sends email asking if there are any preferred items* - Heather
By the way, if you search "puppy cookies" you get hella cute results. - Heather
Caught Reading | Pinterest -
Caught Reading | Pinterest
Lamoille Union Middle and High School Library - Heather from Bookmarklet
What a cool idea! - Spidra Webster
Anne Bouey
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades - -
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades -
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades -
"Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how. “When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain. “And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize,” he continued. “Learning is made easier.”" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Children who had not yet learned to read and write were presented with a letter or a shape on an index card and asked to reproduce it in one of three ways: trace the image on a page with a dotted outline, draw it on a blank white sheet, or type it on a computer. They were then placed in a brain scanner and shown the image again. The researchers found that the initial duplication... more... - Anne Bouey
"The effect goes well beyond letter recognition. In a study that followed children in grades two through five, Virginia Berninger, a psychologist at the University of Washington, demonstrated that printing, cursive writing, and typing on a keyboard are all associated with distinct and separate brain patterns — and each results in a distinct end product. When the children composed text... more... - Anne Bouey
"It now appears that there may even be a difference between printing and cursive writing — a distinction of particular importance as the teaching of cursive disappears in curriculum after curriculum. In dysgraphia, a condition where the ability to write is impaired, usually after brain injury, the deficit can take on a curious form: In some people, cursive writing remains relatively... more... - Anne Bouey
Cursive or not, the benefits of writing by hand extend beyond childhood. For adults, typing may be a fast and efficient alternative to longhand, but that very efficiency may diminish our ability to process new information. Not only do we learn letters better when we commit them to memory through writing, memory and learning ability in general may benefit. CONTINUE READING THE MAIN STORY... more... - Anne Bouey
Makes sense to me. - Steve C
Also, I just love seeing everyone's unique writing and how it evolves over time. When my joints aren't acting up these days, I'm a handwriting fiend. - joey - a restaurant receipt from HK from quite some time ago. I was really struck by the beautiful calligraphy on such a prosaic item. - Andrew C (✔)
I was talking to a mom at school about this. I make my kids write cursive, despite their teachers trying to make me give it up. The mom told me it helped their brain development. I was more concerned because not everything has been digitized. When they come across old letters or documents in their research and all I hear is "I can't read this." When they should be able to, I realize how much they'll lose out on knowing later. - Anika
In high school and college my notes were always a mix of cursive and print. It's faster for me to write that way. And sure, now so many students have laptops in class they can type notes, but with autocorrect, mistypes and generally not having to think about what you're writing I doubt it's nearly as effective. Plus, studies show that doodling helps recall and you can't doodle on a keyboard. - Heather
I seem to remember a recent court case in the news, can't remember what about. But one of the witnesses was a young woman who said, when asked by one of the lawyers to read something, said she couldn't read it and it turns out she can't read cursive. - Betsy
Anyone who wants to hone their cursive reading skills should work for a doctor or lawyer. Well, that was true 20 years ago, anyway. - Corinne L
Corrine, that's still true. :) - Anne Bouey
Betsey, that was Rachel Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. Cursive hasn't been taught in schools for so long. Since she's an immigrant, she may have missed that part of education depending on what age she arrived here. - Anika
Karina hates having her nose wiped with a tissue, but she's totally fine wiping her nose on my pants/shirt/arm/leg. I don't get it.
I think they are all like that. - Yolanda
Cloth hanky? - Heather
Wet/Dry vac? - Steve C
After blowing my nose about 5000 times in the past two days, I get it. Tissue hurts sensitive noses! I would love a hanky supply right now. :) - Jenny H. from Android
I think the key word is "having". She is in command and control in your other examples. Also it gets a reaction when she does it. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
So, is there anyway to do some writing research on 13yo girls without flagging the authorities? I don't want to explain Harry Potter fanfic to cops.... >.>
Yeah... thinking I'll just not do searches... For how teens dress it's about 1/3 how to make your teen dress conservatively (because God) and 2/3 about why or how teens should/could/do dress like sluts. - Heather
For clothes, maybe look at the websites of the hot/trendy/inexpensive stores. Need names? Try the nearest large shopping mall. - Betsy
When will 3D-modeling and robotic scissor arms take over hair cut service? Never mind - wish I'd never put that picture in my head.
Why robotic scissors instead of LASERS? - Andrew C (✔)
On Face Off someone made a hairdresser robot. I think I'd learn to cut my own hair. - Heather
It seems like it would be much easier for the robot hairdresser to pick strands of hair up with vacuums than robotic fingers. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Steven Perez
The NRA Doesn't Want U.S. Media To Use The Word "Shooting" -
Good lord. The narrative "shooting" is painting is just a slightly more accurate narrative than "murder". - Heather
Since not all shootings are murders, it really is the more neutral term. - John (bird whisperer)
According to their message, they would prefer if gun murders were just "murders", emphasizing the killing rather the tool employed. (Ignore that a gun makes long-range killing much easier...) - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Kevin Fox
"Who is your all-time Favorite movie character?" Why the heck would I choose that as a security question? I have no freaking idea.
Henchman #4 - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
torgo - Mike Nencetti
Hodor - Stephen Mack from iPhone
'You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?' 'Who?' 'Jack Burton. ME.' - Akiva
2nd Tall Man - Kevin Fox
The Thing. - Louis Gray
I am with you on the efficacy of this query. I have no clue either. - Janet
Stuntman. - Joe
Foley Artist. We always applaud them at the credits. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Wilhelm, for his scream. - Amit Patel
Assyrian Ambassador. That guy was one hell of an actor. - Steven Perez
Stephen, Hodor isn't a MOVIE character. :P - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Screaming lady - Heather
Random Subway Rat. - April Russo
Z wins, but does it count if she's dead? - NOT THE CRICKET
Jar Jar Binks; who the hell is going to think he is anyone's favorite character? - NOT THE CRICKET
WalterWhite JessePinkman - imabonehead
The Dude. - Jenny H. from Android
I am never getting a contract cell phone EVER again. &@/@:&;)(&-@:$;)-@($;!,":@-$!)&&
It's a good thing my names not on the account, my dad taught me how to get what I want from customer service. - Heather
I'm at the point of wanting to cause permanent harm to whoever made these contract rules. And steal there wallet. - Heather
I want to rage against the world until my voice gives out and my fingers bleed. It seems like you can't look anywhere without running into idiotic assholes.
*hides* - Big Joe Silence
Except here. This is my safe space. :) - Heather
Spidra Webster
Morgan Baskin fights sexism on election trail | NOW Magazine -
Morgan Baskin fights sexism on election trail | NOW Magazine
"If 18-year-old Morgan Baskin had known she would receive up to five unsolicited advances from men each day of her campaign, she might never have registered to run for mayor. Baskin, whose youth-focused platform has earned praise from media commentators and City Hall watchers, posted screenshots to her Tumblr page on Monday of correspondence she's received at her professional email and Facebook accounts since she joined the election. In one Facebook post, a man contacted her in April asking, "possible to call u [sic]?" When Baskin explained that she hadn’t set up a campaign phone yet, he wrote, “Not a campaign phone ur [sic] cell phone… Hoping to meet you end of May.” Other messages comment on her appearance and ask for her number. An email from a man Baskin met while canvassing says: "After I left to get on the subway it occurred to me how attractive you are … I was wondering if I could buy you dinner some time when you're not too busy?" Baskin posted these messages to Tumblr with... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
"But Steph Guthrie, co-founder of Women in Toronto Politics (WiTOpoli), says that treatment like that which Baskin has received is a "standout reason" why women continue to be underrepresented in the political arena." - Heather
Um, yeah! - Heather
Delaware Bay's stranded horseshoe crabs saved by volunteer effort | -
Delaware Bay's stranded horseshoe crabs saved by volunteer effort |
Delaware Bay's stranded horseshoe crabs saved by volunteer effort |
"When they come ashore to spawn it is at the mercy of the waves and tides. It is not uncommon for crabs to be flipped onto their backs by the incoming tide and never right themselves. The bodies of the unfortunate Chelicerata can be seen curled up on their backs a scant feet from the waterline. Even worse for the horseshoe crabs are man-made obstacles and debris, and every high tide brings more of them in to get trapped and eventually die." - Heather from Bookmarklet
File this under "Things I Shouldn't Find Funny" (The idea of crab flipping, not an ancient species facing man-made threats against it's existence.) - Heather
Stephen Mack
You're filling your bottle of drinking water. Do you add cubed ice, crushed ice, or no ice?
Cubed ice, always. I'm surprised people keep selecting crushed ice on the work fridge. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
crushed - Mary Carmen
Cubed. Always. - Anika
Cubed. Rarely crushed. Maybe 1 out of 20. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Crushed! Depending how crushed is crushed. I prefer maximally crushed. - Meg VMeg
None because I fill it out of the tap at home or the filling station at yoga and it's just water. - joey
For drinks in a bottle (Gatorade, water, etc.), I'll do cubed. For drinks in a cup, I'll do crushed. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
No ice. The ice isn't filtered water so it tastes gross to me. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Is the water cold or room temperature? Is it summer? - Melly
Melly, let's say the water is cool and the room is warm. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Crushed whenever possible (which is never at the moment) - Soup in a TARDIS
I'd probably just have cool water. If I was feeling hot, I might add a little crushed ice. - Melly
I don’t care about the ice. I want my WATER crushed. - Akiva
Crushed ... I'm one of those terrible ice eaters. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I don't like refrigerator ice. It always tastes off. Usually bagged ice in the freezer. - Eric
None for me, thanks. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I prefer crushed ice or nothing. - Janet
It all depends on the size of the opening on the bottle. Cubes won't fit into everything. - April Russo
Cubes in a bottle, they melt slower. - Heather
Nice 15 year TiVo bottle you're showing off there... - Brian Johns
and "none", please. - Brian Johns
Sparky, that's the one every employee got from the Blue Moon Fifteen Party a month ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
i skip the ice and i refrigerate the bottle in advance. - Big Joe Silence
Cubed if it's for water in my water bottle. Crushed for everything else, including to eat all by itself. - Hookuh Tinypants
No ice. - Steven Perez from Android
Oh yeah - I forgot. I thought it was part of your gift basket. - Brian Johns
No ice. I used to drink room temp water when I lived in Vegas. - Jenny H. from Android
No ice. - Mark H
^ That's my reasoning for putting ice in my water bottle as well, except with running. Between the sun and the heat of my body, the water I carry gets disturbingly warm. The only exception is at the gym. For some reason ice-cold water isn't refreshing during a workout, so I just go room temp. But in general, ice in the water bottle (besides, the body burns more calories with ice water versus room temp :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Always cubes. I want the longer lasting cooling effect you get with the reduced surface area of cubes vs. crushed. - Ken Gidley
If you want a longer lasting cooling effect, fill the bottle partially and freeze it. A nice big block of ice in there would work better than a bunch of cubes, and since it's going in as a liquid, there is no issue about the size of the opening. ;) - April Russo
Winter adds bottle-shaped ice here. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For water, no ice. For sugary drinks, crushed ice. - Amit Patel
no ice, nothing but coffee and water for me please - chaz2b
Cubed for endurance. Crushed for cooling efficiency. None for time efficiency. Preference doesn't matter. - Ross Miller from iPhone
Shannon - GlassMistress
Pup-date. She is, amazingly, free of intestinal parasites and heart worm negative. The vet thinks one of the tumors may be on a mammary gland and the other is most likely just a fatty tumor. Both should be easily removed. Her rear knees aren't so great so she's a little gimpy but not in pain (they pop out of joint easily)
She needs shots, her teeth cleaned and maybe a few pulled, and a few good meals. She's about eight years old. Total bill was $200 and then the vet donated the exam and one month of flea meds, a nice lady in the lobby slipped me a $10, and step mom gave me $50 so my out of pocket was only about $60. Pretty cheap good deed. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I got her home and was getting her settled when my step mom called so say it was ok for her to stay with them tonight. Took pup over and she made a tour of the yard and of the porch where my folks were sitting, found a doormat to her liking, fell over, covered her eyes with her paws and passed out. Step mom is besotted ... And giving my dad the full court press :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
This is the best news I've heard all day. A toast to you, Baby and the impromptu crowdfunders. - Corinne L
I can't begin to tell you how awesome you are. - Janet
Really not, I swear. I just needed to do right by her since someone had done her so wrong. Probably makes me more weird than awesome :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
This is wonderful. You did good! - Katy S from iPhone
Please take the awesome, Shannon. Own it. You can feel mediocre another time. Today, though, I'm not having it. - Corinne L
I don't care if some people call it weird, it is awesome. FF has declared it so, you may not protest. You rock, deal with it. :) - Heather
Shrug. As you will :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Great job! - Jenny
This is making me so happy. What a lucky Baby :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
" I just needed to do right by her since someone had done her so wrong. Probably makes me more weird than awesome :-) " oh sugar that so far from weird as to not be in the same universe. Brilliant is what it is. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Its all over! Step mom is looking for names :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yay! - Betsy
I gots a Shannon crush. - Melly
get in line - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Hah! 'Shannon crush' ... like Hulk smash! - Shannon - GlassMistress
:) love this. - J. Marie B
So cool! Most probably today is her lucky day...for sure it will be the happiest! You are amazing! - Superlu
Yeah very cool good job - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Hating Women Was His Disease - Observer - I don't buy this, to be honest. I don't think virulent misogyny is a mental illness. I think it's a moral choice.
"Virulent misogyny" doesn't make sense as a mitigating circumstance for crimes like assault, rape, or murder. - Victor Ganata
I don't buy that any more than I buy into "I'm too rich to understand consequences." - Jennifer Dittrich
Judging by the ending, I guess the author is simply trying to soft-pedal the suggestion that virulent misogynists should be locked up. - Victor Ganata
He didn't only hate women, he wanted to possess them and hated everyone in his way. It's not a mental illness anymore than religiousness stemming from schizophrenia is in-and-of itself a mental illness. - Heather
He was also racist. - Johnny from iPhone
Alien-Lonely Hearts -
Alien-Lonely Hearts
I'm in love guys. - Heather from Bookmarklet
He's sweet, cuddly, a real looker, and has a physical uniqueness (both paws have toes that aren't separated all the way). - Heather
I was wrong, "lonely hearts" means he's been there over 3 weeks, longer than average. He's now at 50% adoption price. I'm not even a "cat person" and I want to take him home so bad. - Heather
Arg I need like $100 and I can get a cat and kitty supplies. >.> - Heather
Gimmer yer paypal address. I'm good for a few bucks. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
OMG, FF is like Kickstarter for cat adoption. lol Alien's off the website now though, I think someone scooped him up this afternoon. Maybe the next one. ^_~ - Heather
I am all about enabling people when it comes to pet adoption. :) All my cats are shelter pets, so. Y'know. I'm kinda biased. :D I'm always good for a little sumpin' when you find another one! - Hookuh Tinypants
At the rate I'm falling for cats, I might end up taking home the ICU kittens once they're in recovery. Adopt all the kittens! - Heather
Sarah G.
This is what happens when you let hippies raise children in the country. They grow up and are like, "Wait...people can be...bad?
We all have a pretty big earnest streak. It bites us big time, but I think it is a good quality. Mr 13 has it, too. - sglassme
I must have been raised by hippies then. My mom often shook her head at how frustrated I got over "mean people". I guess she didn't realize I took all those Sunday school lessons to heart. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte there's gonna be a guy in a van giving us candy??? AWESOME. - Sarah G.
Pretty sure as a kid I would have fallen for the "I lost my puppy." Also not sure I wouldn't fall for it today.. - Heather
Bruce Lewis
Are there online communities for young writers? My 13yo would benefit from being part of such a community.
I'd start with NaNoWriMo sites. I'll bet there's a separate board just for youth. - Spidra Webster
NaNo has a whole section for kids, I think they should have resources there too. is a very open community (site is kind of confusing) but really customizable to what you want to see. - Heather is good if she wants to post stuff and get feedback. I've worked with 13y.o.'s on there. - Jessie
there's some options listed here and here - though I don't know how often links on that second one are updated. - ellbeecee
though from that second, looks good, from a quick look over it - ellbeecee
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