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"Love Letter to Japan" is why I bought the album, but my favorite is "Diamond Dave." - NOT THE CRICKET
It's a solid album. This track's been rolling around in my head for the past two days. - Jenny
I like that picture - Rodfather
I love the Bird and the Bee. <3 - Laura
haven't listened to them in a long while... need to remedy that. - Michael W. May
"again and again and again and again and again" - Michael W. May
<3 <3 <3 - CarlC
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I took an online Narcissistic Personality quiz and scored 6 out of 40. My vanity was to the max though. 😐 😊
I took an online Narcissistic Personality quiz and scored 6 out of 40. My vanity was to the max though. 😐 😊
This is cool, Z. - Uli
I scored 0 out of 40 and I have no red bars at all. *tap* *tap* Is this thing working? - bentley
You'd think I'd be the queen of selfies but I've grown out of that. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I scored 20, which is much lower than I assumed. I thought it would be about 38. It seems to be hard to measure narcissism against societal norms. I think there's a very thin line between narcissism and being comfortable with yourself & your abilities. - Anika
You're so vain you probably think this quiz is about you... - Steve C Team Marina
The reason I took the quiz was I was listening to a podcast with Marc Maron and Dr Drew and they mentioned people with codependency usually scored a 40 (so like the highest score). So on the plus side, I'm not codependent but I'm apparently vain. :P I like to think I'm happy with what I see in the mirror for the most part. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
6 and self-sufficient, with a minor in vanity :) - Ken Morley
I scored 2 out of 40. - John (bird whisperer)
2 out of 40 as well, though I'm not sure I agree with how they have some of those categorized. Being self-effacing isn't the opposite of narcissism, and there are a lot of instances where simply being comfortable with yourself seem conflated. - Jennifer Dittrich
45 out of 40 here. - Stephen Mack
I can't tell if they're testing narcissism as a trait or as part of NPD... and I'm too tired to read the research... - Alix May
LOL, Stephen. - Jenny H. from Android
8 and yeah some of those were hard to answer because neither statement was really an accurate reflection of how I feel. - Spidra Webster
9. - Corinne L
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Today, 148 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay. -
You know, in case anyone forgot. - Michael W. May
One fewer than yesterday! - Brian Johns
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: You need to put these balls in your mouth! Cherry Ripe Cheesecake Balls - #SAHM #balls
RT @jodyallen_sahm: You need to put these balls in your mouth! Cherry Ripe Cheesecake Balls - #SAHM #balls
Pete approved? - Michael W. May from FFHound(roid)!
Tonight @movieguyjon and I came up with a game mechanic I want to play SO BADLY I CAN TASTE IT. Can someone from Bethesda give us a call?
Taste-o-Vision may have already been proven a failure by Roger Corman. But you would know better than I *chuckle* - Michael W. May
Steve C Team Marina
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers - LA Times -
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers - LA Times
"What happened next was not unlike the magic on screen. The visual effects were largely produced in San Francisco, but the film studio was given a tax credit as though they had been done in Pennsylvania. Citing "special circumstances," the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development granted Paramount a waiver that allowed the studio to claim a 25% tax credit on $29 million in visual effects work performed outside the state, according to a Nov. 12, 2008, letter to Paramount obtained by the Los Angeles Times in a public records request. The waiver saved the studio about $7 million. Or, put another way, it cost Pennsylvania that much in lost tax revenue." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
To woo any big business, really. The tax breaks system is like the credit based economy, imo. It snowballed and got all backwards. If all the tax breaks stopped, and everyone no matter the state had to do business on that same level, wouldn't we have fewer budget deficits? I seems likely. - Michael W. May
Yeah, this stuff is crazy. I really want to see film jobs stay in CA, but don't feel good about just getting into a race to the bottom with other states to see who can give away the most from the public coffers. To fucking corporations, too. - Spidra Webster
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My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Rilo Kiley (33), The Verve (23) & Meiko (22) #mwmradio
Approved. - Steve C Team Marina
hehe, thanks :) - Michael W. May
Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
Happy Natal Anniversary! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Happy Happy Birthday!!! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Big Joe Silence
Thank you! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Woo! Happy birthday :-) - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Jenny! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy Birthday, Jenny Badges! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Jenny Day!!! - Friar Will
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy day! - LB's never Kippled from Android
Thank you, everyone! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Have a badass birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday, Jenny. I know I'm a few hours behind here but I hope you are still having a great day. - Stephan from iPhone
Happiest Birthday Jenny! - Janet
It's Jenny Day! Yay! I hope you're having a great day! - vicster: hon. canadian
Yay! Happy, happy Jenny Day!!! I'm so glad you were born! I, and MANY others!, could not imagine a world without you. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
<3 - Alix May
Happy birthday!!!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Jenny! Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
I hope you had/have a very pleasant, happy day today, Jenny. - Glen Campbell
Happy Birthday!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy Birthday! - Son of Groucho
Happy knitty birthday, beautiful. <3 - Alix May
Happy You Day, Jenny! :D - Michael W. May
Happy birthday Lovely Libra! <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Yolanda
Thanks so much, everyone! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy bday! - imabonehead from Android
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Brent Schaus
Tusen takk, y'all! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Belated happy day to you! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
gratulerer med dagen! - Halil
Takk takk! - Jenny H. from Android
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And pan out to see the bathing suits in a pile next to the shoes - Steve C Team Marina
well hopefully, the put on wet suits (assuming they went into the water). it's freezing here, dude! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That was from June *smile* I am missing summer tremendously :P - Michael W. May from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my weekend in summary: people will disappoint and denial is a piss poor coping strategy. so here we are.
I'm sorry, doll. - Corinne L
Melly - #TeamMarina
Wound 3, bottom of right foot.
Wound 3, bottom of right foot.
What on Earth did you do? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Emily left puzzles on the floor. Mummy stood right on one of those pieces with a peg sticking out then fell over! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
We have a club! A terrible terrible club. - Meg VMeg
I think s secret handshake might be out though! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
:( - Meg VMeg
Damn, do they give you combat pay for that FT job of yours, Melly? - Spidra Webster
*comf* :( - Michael W. May from Android
Stephen Mack
Had a fantastic weekend in SF with my Burner friends -- Hot Buttered Rum at the Independent on Friday night, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Sat then DJ Dan at Mighty for a friend's birthday party, and then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass again on Sunday, including a close-out set from the incomparable Emmylous Harris. - Stephen Mack
Amazing lineup this year: -- if there's a better free music festival in the world than this, I'd like to know about it. - Stephen Mack
I REALLY wanted to go this year because the lineup was fucking phenomenal, but I couldn't find anyone to go with me and I didn't feel like braving it all alone. Especially bummed that I missed Emmylou, Dawes, and Conor Oberst. :( - Hookuh Tinypants
Awww, sorry Hookuh. Plan on joining me next year! - Stephen Mack
I will! :D Between this and Burning Man, I'm going to stick to you like a bad habit. - Hookuh Tinypants
Awesome! :) - Stephen Mack
We ended up seeing Willie Watson, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Mavis Staples (!!!), and Reckless Kelly on Saturday. On Sunday it was Ralph Stanley, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (amazing), Lake Street Dive (really great, hadn't heard of them before), and Emmylou Harris. A lot of the performances can be streamed from - Stephen Mack
You got to see some really great stuff. Lucky bum. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I would have loved that....going to dig through the archives - Greg GuitarBuster
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
Envious! - Michael W. May from Android
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There are 3 new photos in my Flickr photoset "10+ Favs" (10+ Favs). (via @suprsetr)
There are 3 new photos in my Flickr photoset "10+ Favs" (10+ Favs). (via @suprsetr)
Oh wow that is a great one - Steve C Team Marina
That is an old one *smile* our first Us photo *love* - Michael W. May from Android
a new way to preserve garden harvest, lactic acid fermentation Italian style
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ouch, my belly - Michael W. May
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Looks interesting... - bentley
I kind of want this right now. - Hookuh Tinypants
I've done similar with cucumbers. - ellbeecee from Android
That looks pretty amazing. It seems way more 'sandwich' like than the lettuce wraps I've done. - Jennifer Dittrich
I just noticed that 5 Guys does breadless burgers too. They just wrap it in lettuce. - rönin
You can also get Five Guys "No Bread - Bowl" which is easier to eat. Pixie calls it a hamburger salad when I get all the veggies with it. - Michael W. May
Hubby makes rolls of turkey, roast beef, cheese, mushrooms, and onions, with Romaine lettuce. - April Russo
That looks amazing. - joey
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek -
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek
"Owner David Cerretini, who tells SFGate that the promotion is "the best business move I have made in years," says the whole thing started when Yelp blackmailed him. Cerretini claims Yelp called him 20 times a week asking him to advertise. He did, to the tune of $270 for six months. But when he stopped advertising, he claims his reviews turned negative and one of his best reviews even vanished. That, according to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, is something Yelp is legally entitled to do. So, Cerretini hatched his 1-star plan. Next to a sassy sign explaining how much it charges for extra marinara sauce ($3 for just a splash, $4 if you want some to smell), Botto Bistro lists its various offenses—from charging for bread to lacking ranch dressing—and suggests patrons give it a 1-star Yelp review in return for 25 percent off a pizza." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Beyond press, it has generated some of the best Amazon-esque reviews on Yelp. The site sent Botto Bistro a threatening little letter, but Cerretini refuses to back down, claiming he's attracting higher-paying customers who are quite loyal. Not to mention, damn funny." - Jessie
LOL the reviews: "My experience at this restaurant lasted for about two seconds. I went in, asked them if they have meatballs, and the waiter smirked at me, yelled "you can meet these balls!" and proceeded to flipping the table in front of him. 1 star because I never got to meet those balls...this place doesn't deliver on what they offer." - Jessie
""We don't have ice" "We don't have butter" You know what else they failed to add to that list? Walked in today only to find that they don't carry the iPhone 6 Plus. WTF." - Jessie
Yelp is such a quivering trashheap of a company anymore. I'm glad to see businesses fighting back. They've made it an awful forum for both customers and honest business owners. My stylist gets harassed constantly by Yelp, and one rep actually told her that if she doesn't pay for some service they offer, her business will likely never see any of its positive reviews. How awful. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, Yelp constantly promotes to its users that businesses can't pay for positive reviews, but that weaselly language hides how they actually shake down businesses. - Andrew C (✔)
Is UrbanSpoon better? Who should I use for reviews? - Eric - Regulate
^People? *shudders* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Eric, only eat at Pine State Biscuits in Portland. Ever. - SAM
huh... appeal higher... "18 U.S.C. § 875 : US Code - Section 875 (EXTORTION AND THREATS): Interstate communications(d) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person, firm, association, or corporation, any money or other thing of value, transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to injure the property or reputation of the addressee or of another... more... - Michael W. May
"Jonah Hill wanted to eat a real goldfish because he wanted everything to be real. Everyone was working so hard on this movie that he didn't want to be the person who wasn't. Obviously, regulations didn't allow it. They had a real goldfish and three goldfish handlers/wranglers on set. Hill could..."
"... keep the goldfish in his mouth for three seconds at a time and then they had to put it back in water unharmed." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Bureau of Labor Statistics does not have employment data for goldfish handlers nor goldfish wranglers. - Joe
Joe *grin* - Michael W. May
I just had no idea that that could be a career option! - Joe
How does one become a goldfish wrangler? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Start small and work your way up. From tadpoles. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb.
Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb.
Loved it, though cried buckets! Scared to watch it again :-/ - Marina's Godmother :-)
Yeah I've had this BluRay on my wishlist for a long time but can never bring myself to buy it cause I know I'd never watch it. Twice in my lifetime was enough. - rönin
I think I've seen it three times now with much time betwixt. Each time was an emotional deluge. - Michael W. May
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Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb.
Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb.
Nausicaa is David's joint favourite, along with Mononoke :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
:) I was pretty fascinated by it. - Michael W. May
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Morning lovelies. thanks for hanging with my shenanigans last night. we had a swell time, didn't we? now I'm in need of much coffee and whispering. *quiet air kisses all around*
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sweeping declaration! - Michael W. May
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
gentlemen *nods* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*waves gently so as not to disturb too many air currents* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
*quiet smile* - Big Joe Silence from Android
*gives you the 'sup' nod* - Hookuh Tinypants
O hai, Tamara. :) - Steven Perez
Haha! Perfect photo! - Spidra Webster
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There are 1 new photos in my Flickr photoset "10+ Favs" (10+ Favs). (via @suprsetr)
There are 1 new photos in my Flickr photoset "10+ Favs" (10+ Favs). (via @suprsetr)
I am not sure there actually is... but hey, the new suprsetr is updated *chuckle* - Michael W. May
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the long lost food shot - I haven't done one of these in some time. I don't think this very good. But...
the long lost food shot - I haven't done one of these in some time. I don't think this very good. But...
what is it? it looks good. it looks like i might want to sleep with it. - Big Joe Silence
baked spaghetti with grilled chicken tenderloin - Michael W. May
ohh yeaahhh... - Big Joe Silence
The doctor said I should be able to dance again, but not for a year. I can get through this but I feel grief like a part of me has died, albeit temporarily. BF telling me 10min later I should be glad I'm not paralyzed. Can I be sad, FF?
I mean it's only my #1 coping mechanism AND way to get in touch with my emotions, plus my favorite mode of self-expression, not to mention the only activity that has consistently brought me joy at all times of my life. - Lo from Android
You can be sad. And you can certainly grieve a loss, even if you know it's temporary. - Anne Bouey
YES. I'm so sad for you. I've been out of dance for a month with mono and am heartbroken, I can't even imagine what you're going through other than knowing it sucks times ten million. :-( Sending dance love <3 - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
I recognize that it's good to look at the positive, and I am making a big effort, but that felt so invalidating of my feelings, I do believe some reassurance might be in order. He sounds right, but it feels so shitty. - Lo from Android
On the actual bright side, I've found five ways (so far!) to enjoy the magic of dance despite my limitations. Fuck those restrictions! - Lo from Android
Could you expand your dance to choreography during your down time? - Janet from FFHound!
Lo, you get to feel any and every way that you feel about not being able to dance. Or about anything else, for that matter. *sends speedy healing love* - vicster: hon. canadian
I hope you're better soon. Losing a creative outlet really sucks. *hugs* - John (bird whisperer)
Absolutely!!! I'll be sad with and for you, in fact. *hug* - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I figure we feel sad when bad things happen because it's part of how we grieve - you can still be grateful about other things, but still sad about those. I hope that your recovery is swift, but it feels totally understandable to be down a little about your situation now. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks guys :) It's a real boost, since I see so few people these days. - Lo from Android
Thanks for the dance love, Penguin! First thing I did after that discussion was text a dance friend... you get it! I also really appreciate the choreography suggestion, I've had a multi-year project on the back brain burner for a long time, and that sounds great. I was discouraged about not being able to do much even mentally for a while, but it's getting better with less painkillers. - Lo from Android
The grief of "what might have been" is part of our physical limitations the grief of :"what if" and "what now" I hope you can find solace in music and movement that is perhaps not dance but something else that is you escaping your sadness and static place. Know perhaps that your feeling now could enrich your palette of emotions for a dance you build in your mind that others may share. I send you peace and empathy and healing thoughts and the knowledge that this to shall pass - WarLord
Emotions are seldom an either/or, strictly one emotion affair. We feel many things at once. They are all valid. Hope and positivity for the future and grief and sadness for the now often live comfortably (and uncomfortably) together. - Michael W. May
Why So Many American Workers Lack Ambition |
Hmm... prioritizing one's happiness and keeping stress down does not equate to lack of ambition. Neither is lacking the education required to advance. Corporate tunnelvision view is narrow. - Michael W. May
Mary Carmen
Lunch time poll topic: do you pronounce the words Mary, merry and marry differently?
Yes - Pete
oui - jambina
Mary and merry are the same. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes, all different. - Mark H
Si - Mair-y, meh-ry and mah-ry - Marina's Godmother :-)
Close enough to the same to not be noticeable. - Jennifer Dittrich
What Jen said. - Spidra Webster
Two out of three (Mary and marry are indistinguishable). - Walt Crawford
All the same for me. - Stephen Mack
Ditto to Jennifer. - Hedgehog
Nope. - Steven Perez
All the same. - Ken Morley
Pretty much all the same. - Christa
exactly the damn same. like pin and pen - ellbeecee from Android
All the same. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Differently - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Mary is Meh-re, Merry is Mer-re and Marry is Ma-ree - Johnny from iPhone
Mm, Mary and marry about the same. Merry is different. Marie is different as well. - rönin
you are a Long Islander you know how WE pronounce it...the right way ;) - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
I didn't realize there were different ways to pronounce any of them. - Michael W. May from FFHound(roid)!
They'll all sound the same coming out of my mouth. - Jenny H. from Android
All differently. - April Russo
In my head I do .. Not so sure about my mouth. - Shannon - GlassMistress
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Rated this 7/10 stars on IMDb.
Rated this 7/10 stars on IMDb.
lots of... errors... but entertaining - Michael W. May
There were too many close calls on every situation. Every. Damn. Time. - Joe
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An old man on campus waits for his hot, young coed to get out of class @ Ferris State University
An old man on campus waits for his hot, young coed to get out of class @ Ferris State University
What was the first concert you every went know mine was the Beatles......go
Peter, Paul, and Mary - Greg GuitarBuster
First without my parents was Funk on the Green, Parliament Funkadelic, One Way, Bootsy Collins...1978. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Depends on how you define "concert". Does this include the local band who plays in a bar? A show at a county fair that you see with fair admission, but you don't really care about the band? Where you pay to actually see the band? - Joe
My dad took me and a friend to see Styx on the Mr. Roboto tour. \m/ - Steele Lawman
The Kingston Trio in 1960. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Blood, Sweat,and Tears with my parents. U2 with The Pixies opening as my choice. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Huey Lewis and the News (with parents, since I was in the 4th grade, but at my insistence), first show without parents was They Might Be Giants - Meg VMeg
Fobia, a Mexican rock band. :) Late 90s, I think. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Midnight Oil. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
The Pixies, around 1988 - Pete
Aerosmith 1975 - Hershey, Pa - Janet from FFHound!
They Might Be Giants - Steve C Team Marina
Billy Joel, The Bridge tour, '87 I think. I was 11 or 12. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
My choice, Simple MInds, '85. Got in my first accident on the way home in the wee hours. As a kid, the parents took us to many country, bluegrass, rockabilly shows. I don't recall the first, but I saw Willie and Johnny and June a few times back then. - Michael W. May
No Doubt in 2009 - Jed from iPhone
Teddy Pendergrass, early 80s. - Steven Perez
Pink Floyd, 1988 - Steven Luckymen VMF-214
All About Eve, 1989. - Mark H
B-52s and Violent Femmes. 1991? - kendrak from Android
rush, tom sawyer tour - chaz2b
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) on his first solo tour in 1984. Reunion Arena in Dallas (RIP). rocked. - Big Joe Silence
the first concert i was TAKEN to as a child was probably Harry Chapin. sometime in the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Pure Prairie League (also Confederate Railroad) 2000-ish Or it may have been LFO and Blaque. The PPL was more a family event, to go hangout with Craig while he was nearby. - NOT THE CRICKET
The Bangles, summer 1987. My parents may have taken me to one prior to that, but that's the first one I remember attending without parental supervision. - Corinne L
Glass Tiger (as part of a school trip). First concert on my own steam (with a buddy): Monsters of Rock, Pontiac Silverdome, 1988 - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Modest Mouse in 1998. - Kristin
INXS, the kick tour. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Elton John in 1981. - Friar Will
I would have loved to have seen INXS live! - Marie
INXS was my second concert ever. The Tamaras of ffeed know what's good. :) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I saw INXS on that tour! SOOOOOOOO good! <3 My first big concert was the Bee Gees in 1979. - vicster: hon. canadian
Jethro Tull - Living with the Past (Aug 29, 2002) - April Russo
Ray Charles - Iván Abrego
INXS - August 1988 - Nassau Coliseum (Kick Tour?) - Yvonne Renee
Small or large? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Parliament Funkadelic #nosurprise - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Jean Luc Ponty - Kevin Johnson from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
Dog turns on stove, starts fire in N.J. home -
"A fire broke out in a home on Norwood Drive on Friday night after a dog accidentally turned on a stove, which then burned a laptop that was on top of the stove, police said." - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
why was the laptop on the stove?! - holly #ravingfangirl
hey, some of those apartments are tiny ;) - Michael W. May
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