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Andrew C (✔)
I've occasionally thought about buying sandpaper to upgrade my free takeout chopsticks. It would be cheaper to just buy good chopsticks.
I like the shiny coated chopsticks. - Heather
I have plastic ones at work - they're easier to clean and last longer. Not my preferred, but (for me) better at the office. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jason Toney
RT @abc7: San Jose police officer on leave after posting controversial tweets about protests in Bay Area
RT @abc7: San Jose police officer on leave after posting controversial tweets about protests in Bay Area
Wow. Hope they put him on permanent leave. - Spidra Webster
Yeah, maybe he shouldn't be a police officer. - Eivind from Android
So... Not being able to breathe is threatening? The things you learn from the internet... - Heather
It amazes me that people like this continually say that America is the best country in the world, while also feeling the need to carry a gun 24/7 and being willing to kill anyone at a moments notice because it's so dangerous... - Chris Topher
Spidra Webster
‘Not a niche market': Accessibility for disabled business travellers takes centre stage | Financial Post -
‘Not a niche market': Accessibility for disabled business travellers takes centre stage | Financial Post
‘Not a niche market': Accessibility for disabled business travellers takes centre stage | Financial Post
"On a recent business trip to Ottawa, Christine Karcza stayed at a hotel with an accessible room intended to accommodate a range of disabilities from blindness to mobility issues. Ms. Karcza, who walks with two canes, was happy to see a chair placed in the shower, as well as shower heads at chair height, as well as higher up. But when she sat down in the shower chair, she realized the lower nozzle didn’t work. To have a shower, she had to stand up to turn on the upper nozzle. “Fortunately, they had good hand bars and I managed,” she says. “Had I been in a wheelchair I wouldn’t have been able to shower.” Such occurrences are common, says Ms. Karcza, who runs I Can Do This, a consulting business focused on creating inclusive environments for businesses and government organizations. “Hotels have accessible rooms, but one of the biggest challenges is that the understanding of accessibility is lacking,” she says. “You’ll find the rod to hold the clothes in the closet is up high, not at... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
"As part of their training, Mr. Berglund makes hotel executives navigate their hotels in wheelchairs, to familiarize them with the challenges." - Heather
^^^ Ought to be an exercise in school as early as 6th grade, I think. - Spidra Webster
One year in 6/7th grade we were going to pair up and each spend half a day blindfolded with the other person leading us to see what it's like being blind. It never happened. I was so disappointed. - Heather
Being Australian, I sometimes lament not having a specific food ancestory or specialized dishes (family or community based) but my recent head-first dive into food culture makes me thankful I can easily swap between, and muddle together, the full spectrum of world cusine and my friends enjoy the ride just as easily.
Could explore Aboriginal cuisine? It's quite varied - Mo Kargas
Being half Finn I've gotten into Finn food, but like half if it involved pickled herring so.... Other than baked goods, Finn food isn't all that appealing. - Heather
Mo, I've dabbled in a few recipes but it's not easy to source a lot of the floral spices locally. Lots of mail order spice places are popping up online and getting them is getting easier. - Johnny from iPhone
I've never tried making the recipes myself, only had it provided to me by various bush communities. I can imagine the ingredients would be hard to find outside specialty shops. - Mo Kargas
Meg VMeg
Totally random question: if someone were explicitly choosing to celebrate their "Jesus year" (i.e., turning 33), what's a punny(?) small gift you could bring to the party? Or something small for the 10-15 people there? I am bad at Jesus and puns.
A bottle of water that you secretly replace with wine during the party? - Zamms from iPhone
Maybe something that requires less subterfuge. - Meg VMeg
(Not really a serious response, but) a Kanye West album - Victor Ganata
A bottle of water that's colored to look like wine? - Laura
Delicious delicious subterfudge - Zamms from iPhone
Victor, I had considered a recording of "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" - Meg VMeg
yes to he izzo - kendrak
I dunno, but they better be serving loaves and fishes. - Soup in a TARDIS
Nails? - Andrew C (✔)
If it's a potluck and you need to bring a dish, I'd suggest smoked salmon and a baguette, plus Greek olive oil for dipping the bread. For a punny gift, hmmm. A jar of mustard seed, grape jelly, a stuffed toy camel, a small pack of sewing needles. (I'm thinking of parables and sermons here.) - Corinne L
Damn, LB beat me to my first suggestion. My second would be this: (I carry them in my purse, incidentally) - Hookuh Tinypants
Frankenscense! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A basket with flour and yeast, a packet of fishing hooks, water wings and one earring. - Johnny
Lamb chops >.> - Heather
These are excellent. I am ranking them in terms of likelihood of acquisition by Friday. - Meg VMeg
Steampunk Sandals! It doesn't have to make sense. - Micah
Overpriced. - Joe
Communion wafers? - John Dupuis
A copy of John Prine's The Missing Years. Or just the lyrics to "Jesus: The Missing Years." Preferably the live version where he talks about how he can't figure out how Jesus managed such a long time without everyone knowing where he was--"I snuck away on a fishing trip once with this waitress, and by the time we got back to Nashville everyone knew where we'd been." - laura x from iPhone
This is what I ended up making (apologies for lack of horizontality) - Meg VMeg
The New Sailor Moon Anime Has Changed
The New Sailor Moon Anime Has Changed
They did a lot of work. It also shows how important shadows are, just the shadowing was a major change. - Heather
RT @backhand: "For Christians, a nativity scene. For atheists, two Tyrannosaurus Rex fighting" MT so @dezldog doesn't miss this
RT @backhand: "For Christians, a nativity scene. For atheists, two Tyrannosaurus Rex fighting" MT so @dezldog doesn't miss this
ACTUALLY loling - Heather
Katy S
Not a plot spoiler, really. Just know that Monroe is playing with his train set again in the Christmas episode. :D
Yay! I love Monroe and I'm actually a bit sorry that we don't get as much quality Monroe as we did when he was single (I like Rosalee, too, FTR). - Spidra Webster
One of my favorite Season One moments was when we first saw how he decorates for Christmas. - Katy S
Bud is in the episode, too. It's like they're giving me a Christmas present. - Katy S
Just watched it. Fun episode. - Corinne L
I love Monroe's holiday enthusiasm. - Heather
Just one of the many endearing things about him. - Spidra Webster
"None of our decorations have asthma" - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
holly #ravingfangirl
Love! Also jealousy. - Heather
*straightens tie* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That's not all that straightened - Steve C Team Marina
You don't know what he means by his 'tie' - Pete
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim #teamFFrank
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - Laurie Boots from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - Technodad
The real question is, why is Facebook not on you? - Steele Lawman from Android
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
Cat knocked over another plant. Maybe they'll start taking the plants seriously now?
Sounds more like the plants better start taking the cats seriously! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
The plants are in the back room (because they're not cat safe and she loves them) so the door should always be closed. I think 2 have already been chucked because she knocked them over. - Heather
I first read that as "planet": "Wow, that's some cat." - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That gives me an idea.... - Heather
ruh roh... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Plant was cleaned up and kept. Apparently we just have to keep the door closed all the time and if something happens whatever. - Heather
Will The Librarian movies help explain the characters on the show? I'm getting the Library is like the Warehouse... Well the whole thing is like Warehouse...
Yes - honestly, you really only need the first one, though the other two are pretty fun. - Jennifer Dittrich
you must watch all three!! they are cheesey and goofy as hell, but fun! also kate from castle is in one of them. and it has bob newhart! you can't go wrong with bob newhart! - Sir Shuping is just sir
So we will reserve The Librarians at the library so we can understand The Librarians show better. :) - Heather
Most annoying things about the internet:
Tumblr never has a source, it just loops back to another Tumblr. - Heather
Food pictures without recipes. - Heather
The Tumblr thing, absolutely. - bentley
Twitter pictures that are too small to read. And clicking on it hoping to embiggen it does nothing at all. - bentley
and about Tumblr, it feels like half the time the source Tumblr has either deleted the post or renamed their entire tumblr altogether, breaking links like crazy. - Andrew C (✔)
That access to it in the US has gone from decentralized small ISPs to being cornered by a very few large corporations. - Spidra Webster
Anyone watch Amish Renogades?
Yeah I think Albert is hilarious - WarLord
Tonight they're in Boston and I loved Albert learning the accent. "What's a hoss?" - Heather
holly #ravingfangirl
i am pondering something different for our Christmas dinner. no ham/turkey. I did a rib roast last year. don't want anything too fussy because i have to transport. is holiday meatloaf a thing?
*googles "paula deen meatloaf"* - holly #ravingfangirl
*laughing* i've done this search before. - holly #ravingfangirl
ooh, Pioneer Woman must have some good meatloaf recipes... - holly #ravingfangirl
aaaand i already have it bookmarked. perhaps i should be looking at what i've already saved. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
What about duck? - Andy
hmm i've never cooked duck. - holly #ravingfangirl
In my teens, our fancy holiday dinner, since none of us particularly liked turkey, was stuffed pork chops. All I remember of the recipe is that you start with 1" pork chops. - bentley
ooooh, pork chops are good too. - holly #ravingfangirl
Whatever meal you decide to cook becomes a thing. It's your holiday, enjoy it how you want to. And yeah, meatloaf is awesome. - Mary Carmen
Smothered pork chops! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
We sometimes do lasagna, but my dad has said that they used to have meatloaf for Christmas when he was a kid. - Katy S
shape it like a reindeer head, stick broken pretzels on top for antlers, a cherry tomato for a very shiny nose? - Starmama
My vegetarian relatives often serve lasagna, and there was a vegetarian meatloaf-esque dish I've made in the past (even the meat lovers enjoyed it). One year I was at a Christmas dinner where the main course was beef Wellington. Sooooo good. - Corinne L
We usually have a lasagna. Since my cousin is vegetarian, the lasagna is veggy too. - Heather
Since it's just the three of us, Prime Rib is our Holiday Meal - WarLord
How long is long enough for it to be too late to reconnect with people?
I don't believe there's any such thing; I've reconnected with people 46 years later (in one case). - Walt Crawford
^^this. - Corinne L
Conversely, you can always claim it's too late and that you don't think connecting would do any good. (I have.) - Heather
Not too late. I just reconnected last year with a friend I hadn't seen nor heard from in 16 years. We are now better friends than ever. - maʀtha
#cosign all the above. And as you get older, you'll be glad to see any friendly face from the past that you run across. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Worm. On my finger. From the cat. Need bleach.
Bad news, it was a tapeworm segment. Good news, zero chance of people getting tapeworm. - Heather
Showered and 1/2 loads of laundry going. I wanted to wash the whole house, but Chris said no. - Heather
holly #ravingfangirl
today's challenge: finding origami books that aren't full of pretty paper that will just be ripped out.
Could you put a processing note to remove the paper before releasing to the shelvers? - bentley
we do that sometimes, but sometimes it is more trouble than it's worth and the books just look bad, they come back because people think part of the book is missing, etc. - holly #ravingfangirl
I have one, but it's in Japaneses... - Heather
oh, they are out there, i just have to choose very, very carefully. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
First Google image result for "Zulema meme" Yep, my kisses are sweet! Haha!
First Google image result for "Zulema meme" Yep, my kisses are sweet! Haha!
^Haha! Nice! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
See, that's awesome! I'm apparently the worst: - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
^See, that makes no sense with that image. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mine made me LOL, even though I've heard some variant of the joke too many times. I think it was Gene Wilder's face that made it funny. :) - Jenny H.
My name is Steve, so it's pretty obvious what my first hit was. - Steele Lawman
I'm afraid mine's also fairly predictable (no, I haven't watched the show):... more... - Walt Crawford
Presumably, 10 years ago it would have had something to do with a certain cartoonist/theme park magnate. - Walt Crawford
Obama saved me from the Ken and Barbie porn. - Ken Morley
The cat keeps putting her teaser toy in the Lego box. Every time she catches it. Every time!
She stopped the second we tried to get a video. - Heather
Most recent internet search: can you get pink eye from a cat
mrowr? - Big Joe Silence
laura x
Words That Should Actually Be Banned - The Toast -
Words That Should Actually Be Banned - The Toast
"1. Female when used to refer to a human woman. 2. Crazy when used to refer to your ex-girlfriend(s). They cannot all be crazy. Maybe it’s just you." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Well, my ex-girlfriend was crazy. But then, so was I. So I shouldn't point fingers. - Steele Lawman
I feel awkward about using the word "woman" to refer to myself, and I'm trying to stop saying "girl." So I tend to use female or lady. I don't see anything wrong with female, unless it's used as "the female" or "females." - Heather
I don't have a problem with female either. The comments include some context for why people dislike the term, but I remain 100% okay with it - Soup in a TARDIS
"You don’t have to be a vole to benefit from the Redwall Diet. Have you ever seen a shrew with diabetes? I have, and it’s terrible. But that’s entirely beside the point. The point is that eating like a character in Brian Jacques’ popular Redwall series is the key to health, strength, improved digestion, longevity, and ferret resistance. It’s a diet that consists primarily of unprocessed grains, home-brewed ales, fresh produce, and cheeses the size of your head (with the occasional pike from the abbey pond). You won’t feel deprived on this diet, but you will be asked to work hard — if you’re not lifting a sword the length of your own body over your head, you’re building a bell-tower out of sandstone while trying to escape Tsarmina, the Mad Queen of Mossflower (and she’s fast)." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
In the books, some of the food descriptions made me drool. - Heather
Right? They're on my list of books not to read if I don't have good, somewhat healthy snacks nearby. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mmmmmm....."cheeses the size of your head" - Jessie
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @monteiro: People who complain about crying babies on planes are assholes. No exceptions.
#TeamAsshole Though, in my experience it's rarely crying babies, but annoying bratty 5 - 8 yos. - Anika
The last person I heard complaining about a crying baby on a plane was the crying baby's mom, who had to deal with her being pissy for a four hour flight. - Jennifer Dittrich
That was me with my kid. Thankfully, the stewardess was able to calm her down. - Anika
Echoing Anika's first comment. Babies cry, that's what they do. But, a 6 year old constantly kicking the back of my seat? And the parent ignoring it?! NOPE. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I can listen to a baby cry for however long it takes the baby to feel better. I get it, babies get unhappy and cry. Whiny bratty kids though... no patience! - Heather
RT @bb_uncensored: A 4 yer old gets it, why can't a contact centre full of adults? Answer: self-entitlement. @mellissad
RT @bb_uncensored: A 4 yer old gets it, why can't a contact centre full of adults? Answer: self-entitlement. @mellissad
And I just played vet at that age, pretty sure I wasn't very good at it either. - Heather
Me too, Heather! - Melly
Chris Topher
I finish my challenge mode on my Shaman only to come back to a trade chat that spoils the midseason finale of the Walking Dead...#fucktradechat
I'm hearing a TON of people complaining about Walking Dead being spoiled for them tonight, both in game and on socnets. Do people not know how to keep their mouths shut for even 24 hours? Good grief! - Hookuh Tinypants
That's a lot to ask of Trade chat, but 2-3 hours should be doable for them. - Heather
The only thing Trade has ever been good for in terms of speed at which news moves is when someone famous dies. I heard about Steve Irwin's death via Barrens Chat at least 10 minutes before it hit MySpace and various news agencies. (holy crap MySpace) Mostly because people immediately began making new characters and guilds whose names referenced his death, like the "Irwin Stingray Club". - Hookuh Tinypants
Oh man, a friend from gradeschool's wife totally spoiled it within an hour of it airing on her their shared account facebook page. Like right front and center!! I'm not even caught up but now I know what to expect. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Apparently AMC spoiled it themselves on their facebook page. They posted a still from the episode and had #RIP_______ (named omitted for spoiler purposes) right after the east coast airing. - Chris Topher
stupid! SO very stupiid..... - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
It's kind of AMC's thing to spoil their own shows. They've done the same thing in the past (most notably to Mad Men) - Hookuh Tinypants
I bet AMC leaked the Jon Hamm running pictures. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Todd Hoff
The universe is so large we don't realize it's a prison.
*rattles my metal cup against the stars* - Eivind from Android
We are probably quarantined like a virus on the operating system. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Lab experiment, closed system to prevent outside contamination. - Heather
Starts picking locks on this side of the galaxy. - Joe
wasn't this in Farmer's "Venus On The Half Shell"? - Big Joe Silence
Now Denmark, on the other hand... - Steele Lawman
TV show called "How to Be a Grown Up"... so obviously I'm watching.
If I thought a TV show could teach me... - Spidra Webster
This is like Being A Person 101. At least there's How To Adult on YouTube. - Heather
Thank you FF. I did a search for Roku and found a thread where a bunch of you commented. I'm now confident in getting my parents a Roku for Christmas. #SeekAndYeShallFFind
link? my seach fu is weak tonight. :( - Big Joe Silence
thanks! :) looking at stuff like this for my dad. - Big Joe Silence
"@oz_dimon: @welcome2aussie Australia is being infiltrated by Islamic forces disguised in civilian clothing, beware who u import" Charming.
I thought importing people was against the law... - Heather
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