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"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here" (413)813-7036
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
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
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 $100 and I can get a cat and kitty supplies. >.> - Heather
Gimmer yer paypal address. I'm good for a few bucks. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
OMG, FF is like Kickstarter for cat adoption. lol Alien's off the website now though, I think someone scooped him up this afternoon. Maybe the next one. ^_~ - Heather
I am all about enabling people when it comes to pet adoption. :) All my cats are shelter pets, so. Y'know. I'm kinda biased. :D I'm always good for a little sumpin' when you find another one! - Hookuh Tinypants
At the rate I'm falling for cats, I might end up taking home the ICU kittens once they're in recovery. Adopt all the kittens! - Heather
Reading the #YesAllWomen posts on Twitter make me glad that I haven't faced a lot of what other women have, but also make me realize how twisted it is that I'm glad for ONLY being harassed a few times and finding out men consider me an object indirectly.
I'm going to be a Kitten Care Specialist!
Which apparently involves a lot of diarrhea. :/ - Heather
Any advise, tips or whatnot about caring for 4-8 week old kittens is very welcome. - Heather
remember to wear long sleeves and thicker shirts because they have claws, don't quite know how to use them yet, and they like to climb. also they are !#!@#$ fast little gits. - Sir Shuping is just sir
wash your hands often, especially if you're handling sick ones because you don't want to transfer germs to healthy kittens. also sick kittens should be separated from other cats, like in crates in another room where the well cats can't get to them (i would hope the place that you're at does this) - Sir Shuping is just sir
We're going to have our own room ("Kitten ICU") and have a smock for each cage. Pretty sure they mentioned gloves. Good point about long sleeves! I'm hoping to get the shift right after my current shift, so I'll have long sleeves with me (the S/N clinic is kept cold) but I'll have to keep that in mind if I go in on a different day. - Heather
I learned that about the sleeves the hard way. those little buggers like to climb and their claws freaking hurt! and they do not like letting go. good about the kitten icu. i always preferred hand sanitizer to gloves, just because i hated taking them off and putting on a new pair. - Sir Shuping is just sir
also, one of the hardest parts about working with kittens, especially young ones, do not let yourself get close to them. god forbid, but if something happens to one of them, it can be hard to deal with. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I have no idea how I would handle that. They said last year they had very few kittens not make it, but I'm a softy and any loss is going to be hard for me. I talked to a woman who has fostered for years and she said she never calls the kittens by name because she doesn't want to get attached... I might have to do that. - Heather
that's what i did. also i hope i'm not discouraging you. it really is a lot of fun to be around them :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
I mentally responded but forgot to post. >.< Not discouraged at all, I want all the good, the bad, and the iffy to mentally prep myself because I want to do this and do well. I'm still thinking about being a vet tech, so Kitten ICU is a good test to see if I can handle the icky stuff. (I still haven't watched a spay or neuter, I'm working up to it.) The more I can anticipate about a situation, the more comfortable I feel so bring on the warnings! :) - Heather
Sign-up email went out today. Most of the times are already taken, including the slot (after my current volunteering) I really wanted. Kind of a bummer, but man if people aren't psyched to force feed kittens! lol - Heather
I still haven't worked up the nerve to watch a spay/neuter. I really want to, but every time I'm actually there my brain turns to "Blood, icky!" mode and even the used instruments squick me out.
There were a lot of large dog procedures today, and those seem to come with more blood. That didn't really help... - Heather
Why do you want to watch something that squicks you out? Are you planning to become a vet? Otherwise, I'd just skip it because I think it's always a bit hard watching medical procedures... - Spidra Webster
I want to get vet tech certification, it would open a lot of doors. I keep trying to write my reasoning, but every time I start thinking maybe I should just be a dog trainer... - Heather
*Sings "All the pokemon in the western weeds"* *thinks maybe someone else thought of that and searches for a pokemon parody of Girls Chase Boys*
*is disappointed as usual* - Heather
you can be the first? - Big Joe Silence
Sometimes I can come up with words that fit, but not this time. Also, I'm not part of that brilliant section of the interwebs that makes videos and stuff. I need someone that can do that and that I can poke every time I want a music video or gif or whatever. - Heather
Confession: Part of me wants to be a professional organizer just so I can shop at The Container Store regularly.
Also Real Simple magazine is my Cosmo. - Heather
Why the FUCK do they want me to attach a resume if they're going to (IMPROPERLY) scrub it and make me fill out a page for each job or volunteer position. - Heather
DONE. Sometimes Chris is the only reason I function. Is there a Emotion Support System Appreciation Day? Because there should be. He literally transferred the resume info into their template because I was 1000% over it. - Heather
Advise please! I'm applying to Job Lot (maybe a couple steps up from a dollar store?) online. I'm going to upload my resume. Do I include a cover letter?
I don't have experience applying to a retail job online. But if I were to guess, I'd say that a cover letter can't hurt although I would also guess it's not required for an online application. - Spidra Webster
Yeah, I figure they don't expect one. But if I include one, I want it to be good enough not to hurt me. - Heather
Don't worry about it - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Finally decided to include one because I wanted to apply my office experience to retail. Now I'm putting in my availability, which is technically "Any Time" with the exception of Wed a.m. I HAVE NO LIFE! >.< - Heather
"Hourly Wage Desired" .... Worst 3 Words. - Heather
Dang wage discussions suck up front. Of course you want to say $100 an hour. I'm not sure of a good answer to that one. - Steve C
Well that is a cryptic and unhelpful password hint I left myself...
The larch. - Betsy
In a strange twist of events, the password requirements (I was going to make a new account) made total sense of the hint. But I still don't know my password. - Heather
Applying for a job shouldn't be this hard.... But I doubt it's this difficult for anyone else. >.< - Heather
My password hint is always the same: ‘BURGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ But that’s because I use a password manager so password hints are useless for me. - Akiva
I've used MOX%9 as a hint for lots of things. Makes sense to me, but I doubt much for other people. - NOT THE CRICKET
My password hints are usually "Keepass" to remind me where it is stored, in the unlikely event that I forget this. - April Russo
12 pack of camis for $35. Good deal or probably cheap crap? (It's a Groupon Goods thing.)
Haven't worn any in years, so I couldn't say. - Steven Perez
Ugh, what use are you! :P - Heather
Poachers Use Tourists' Geotagged Safari Photos to Find Endangered Animals – Skift -
Poachers Use Tourists' Geotagged Safari Photos to Find Endangered Animals – Skift
"The battle against poachers is becoming a technological arms race. For every elephant’s GPS tracking collar and drone for protective surveillance, there is also a poaching ring that’s trying to scrutinize a tourist’s safari photo to find the exact coordinates of an endangered species." - Heather from Bookmarklet
Small Island Chain Creates World’s Largest Nature Reserve | The Wildlife Society News -
Small Island Chain Creates World’s Largest Nature Reserve | The Wildlife Society News
"New Caledonia, a small island group in the South Pacific Ocean, just established the world’s largest nature reserve. The new marine protected area is larger than Alaska, stretching over 320 million acres." - Heather from Bookmarklet
"New Caledonian waters have a variety of diverse habitats that provide homes and resources for an extraordinary number of species. Deep sediment basins, underwater mountains, and expansive coral reefs support at least 48 species of shark, 25 marine mammal species, 19 species of nesting birds, and five types of sea turtles." - Heather
Looking at the 3 resumes I have.... this is..... *sigh*
But seriously, this is my favorite bit of cover letter ever: "As a World of Warcraft player myself, I appreciate the excitement surrounding the MMO gaming experience. Being a high ranking member of a mature guild has improved many of my real world skills, ranging from time management and multitasking to conflict resolution and public relations." - Heather
^I wrote that... and sent it to a real actual company. - Heather
Oh jeebus, I just noticed the YEAR that I last sent out a resume... *hides in shame* - Heather
One of my references is from college, another has retired, and I live with the last one (Chris's dad). That cool right? #HotMess - Heather
I knew my resumes were kind of bleak, but they aren't as miserable as I was thinking. That said, I have no idea how to improve them aside from adding my new volunteering. - Heather
Took out names and specifics on the cover letters, fixed the email on 2 of them, lost some brain cells. Giving up for now. - Heather
Raw cauliflower- yummy or weird? -
Raw cauliflower- yummy or weird?
I had some tonight (green cauliflower) and it was yummy, but it also was kind of a pain because the florets wedged themselves everywhere in my teeth. - Heather
MY PARENTS GOT ME AN IPAD!!!!!,!!!!!,,!!!
I so don't deserve this. But I love it. - Heather
Chris said something about the iPad for a present is representative of me being an only child. But I think it's the obsessive possessiveness that really cements it. - Heather
My dentist appt, Chris's nutritionist appt, walk, return movies (after watching 2) with another walk, chopped veggies, and now eating the veggies with quinoa. I can't remember the last time I had such a good day!
So now... ice cream! ^_^ - Heather
Most things get less sad the more time goes by. But every time I read/see Dumbledore die, it's worse. #NerdProblems #RereadingHP
So, I've decided I want 10 cats. I think that's a manageable number....-
Siamese, Munchkin Siamese, Bermese, Balinese, Tonkanese, Javanese, Oriental, Snowshoe, Sphynx, and Egyptian Mau. - Heather
That's a big meal - Steve C
I'm a trained volunteer!! ^_^
After the tour I had a few minutes of "Oh god, I don't want to do this." but once I got into the specifics it was fine. I learned like a hundred things, so by tomorrow I should still remember 5. Major lesson? Pee before you leave, 30 minutes is a long car ride with a full bladder. - Heather
Volunteer training next Wed @9am. It's not employment, but it's something!
I'm going to be prepping surgical tool packs for the spay/neuter clinic. So boo to not having animal interaction, but yay for doing SOMETHING. Also, it might fit really nicely with doing the Kitten ICU (if May ever gets here!). - Heather
Stressing a bit about waking up tomorrow. My allergies have been kicked in the past few days and I'm not exactly a morning person. Then again, I actually have something to get up for. - Heather
Sometimes the perception of a word makes it really difficult to convince someone of what it really means.
So I might have finally mentally invented something that doesn't exist! Now how do I get on Shark Tank....
The Buff-tip moth (Phalera bucephala) | Bio | Pinterest -
The Buff-tip moth (Phalera bucephala) | Bio | Pinterest
That source looks familiar... - Heather from Bookmarklet
That image was in one of my Tumblr reblogs: This is the cited source: - John (bird whisperer)
Best cake ever? YUP!!!!!!!!!!
Bump, cuz everyone needs to know about this. Seriously guys, I cried I was so happy. - Heather
Three books, an Amazon card, iTunes card, Berty Bott's Every Flavor Beans (but actually just fruit and soda flavors), and a chocolate cake with lemon frosting. It's a good day.
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Hurray! Happy birthday! (Is it today?) - Spidra Webster
Yup, today. :) - Heather
Happy birthday! - Katy S
Woohoo! Happy birthday, Heather! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, kiddo! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday!!! :-D - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday!! - Jennifer Dittrich
I want this color hair so so SO much. -
I want this color hair so so SO much.
oh, that is awesome. - Marie
Saw my mom on Tues. She mentioned that she had been thinking about throwing a birthday party for me but gave up on the idea. I knew it wasn't going to happen, but talking about it made me a little sad.
:( At least she was thinking of you and your birthday? - Spidra Webster
I haven't had a birthday party in a long time, I'm usually not even into them, so it's not that big a deal. But my mom was the one who originally brought up having a party for me after my cousin had a big 3-0 bash last summer. - Heather
Last party my parents threw for my bday was when I was 7. My whole class was invited. Maybe 2 people showed up. I think both my parents and I gave up after that. Just after college I finally started holding parties for myself because I knew no one would ever throw me a surprise party (not because I'd expressed loathing them or anything like that). I'm sorry your mom gave up on the idea... more... - Spidra Webster
Kinda fell apart last night thinking about this. It's a perfect convergence of 2 unhappy things, I don't have any nearby friends (only my computer friends) and I really don't want to stop being in my 20s. Feeling better about it now, but still not adjusted to the whole thing. - Heather
:( *HUGS* i'm so sorry. is there something we can do to help? throw you a party? send you cats? - Sir Shuping is just sir
*hugs* Is there something really special and meaningful to you that you can give yourself for your birthday? - vicster: full-bodied
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks guys. Not totally sure what I'm going to do, but it helps that you care. - Heather
Birthdays can suck. Best advice I can give is to make it a day of treating yourself. Spa day? Or go somewhere you've wanted to explore but haven't yet? Then do what I did and post a blow by blow here so the awesome ffeed world can keep you company. P.S. my thirties turned out to be way better than my twenties, btw. - t-ra: taking the piss from Android
t-ra's advice is good! - Katy S
Unsolicited advice: celebrate in a way that makes you happiest. If it's a long walk or manicure or writing, great! Eating an entire cake by yourself, okay! Relaxing with a good book or a movie marathon, rock on! Honor your flow. And do not fear your thirties. Or your forties, for that matter. Things start getting really interesting around 31, 32. #justsayin - Corinne L
I love you guys. I thought of the zoo, but it's not open until 2 days later. I'm still going to try and convince Chris to make this for my cake: If the day is good maybe I'll go tot he park with Chris, play frisbee, and read. - Heather
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