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RepoRat
Happy birthday, Sarah S! (I'm STILL your evil twin.)
Happy Birthday Sarah!! - Hedgehog from Android
happy birthday! - maʀtha
Happy birthday! - Galadriel C.
Thanks everyone! - Sarah from FreshFeed
Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I went to a coffee shop in the Twin Cities early,this morning. Their credit card "machine" was down. Turned on my Android tablet and it wouldn't boot up properly. Drove back home to Wisconsin and the local grocer's checkout system is down.
Dang technology anyhow! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
At this rate I may evolve from a duddite to a luddite... but would anyone even notice? - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Dude. Don't go breaking all the tech in the Cities. ;) - maʀtha
Sometimes I just can't help myself, Martha. Apparently, anyway. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
heh - maʀtha
How did the world manage before all the gadgets. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Perhaps I've become some sort of ambulatory destructive EMP device. Which doesn't bode well for me should the day arrive that I need a pacemaker implant. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Indeed! - maʀtha
now I imagine you to be a character on Fringe - maʀtha
Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Heading back to the Twin Cities today. I'll be attending the Red Green Show at The O'Shaunessy theater in St. Paul. I may try to get a roll of duct/duck tape signed. Keep and for those of you who'll be watching at home, keep your stick on the ice.
My sons bought the tickets for my Christmas present, so the three of us will be attending. A true male bonding experience, especially if the duct tape gets out of control. Looking forward to it. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
And yes, I WAS just up there on Sunday. The plan was that I would stay there until today, but that would've meant staying at my-house-that-is-no-longer-my-house. I've done this for holidays in the past and it generally goes okay, though always a bit weird to be there in these now-not-so-new circumstances. Plans changed later on Sunday when things became rather untenable as far as... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" - Greg GuitarBuster
Right back at'cha, Compadre. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Love me some Red Green! [I just discovered that all 15 seasons are on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user... I need to get busy.] - Ken Morley
I didn't know Red Green's influence had spread to the U.S. Honestly, I kinda figured it was one of those "so Canadian no one else would get it" kind of shows. - Brent Schaus
(Enjoy the show, btw) - Brent Schaus
BTW Greg, the show opened with him asking the entire audience to get on their feet, cross their arms, and utter that credo. [To those of you among the uninitiated: "When all else fails, play dead." Because it's the "Possum Lodge"... get it?] - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Sarah G.
Two things I learned in Amsterdam: 1) I will never be a pot smoker 2) I have been pronouncing Van Gogh wrong my entire life.
Van Goff (with thatt german popcorn sound, true)? If that's right, I LEARNED THAT FROM DR. WHO, so it's educational you see. - ellbeecee
I may have a desire to become a pot smoker, perhaps during my elder season in life. Theoretically speaking. *cough* - MoTO ChilliSauce
perhaps you should try the brownies? - MoTO ChilliSauce
Perhaps its the pot is required for the correct pronunciation? ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yeah, I think Space Cakes are gonna be the way I have to go. Although my grasp of reality is already tenuous at best... - Sarah G.
i was there last week, man was it crowded and tacky around the train station, but i sure like the bicycle experience there, traffic is optimised for bikes, no parking probs, just drop it off anywhere, and good luck finding it back! - daveeza
This parking garage for bikes killed me. https://flic.kr/p/nhFmGc - Sarah G.
I would like to witness Smiley consuming space cakes. Family road trip to Denver? - sglassme
Johnny
Fun Fact From My Barber: The beard hair on the left of my face is 40% thicker than the right. http://t.co/aYI6ZkN5WO
Fun Fact From My Barber: The beard hair on the left of my face is 40% thicker than the right. http://t.co/aYI6ZkN5WO
same here. 30%, at least. - Big Joe Silence
I don't know that mine is necessarily thicker on either side, but mine definitely grows toward the left; I have been known, on occasion, to brush it toward the right in order to try to straighten it out. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
In my case, since I try to sleep predominantly on my left side (for various medical reasons that I won't go into) my facial hair and my pate hair tend to thin on that side. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Melly
When a boy's gotta go, a boy's gotta go! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Melly
Two sleeps til I see Johnny!
One sleep now!!! - Johnny
SO EXCITEMENT! - Melly
I just cleaned the BBQ!!! - Johnny from iPhone
I purchased buns! - Melly
My Trailwalkers shirt doesn't fit anymore, I've put on too much weight :o( - Melly
:( - Johnny
Marie
Watching Gilligan's Island.
Katie
Just checked and I've had an 8-day streak of 15,000+ steps/day. I would not be opposed to extending this streak
Steven Perez
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The FitBit One signal is coming from *inside the apartment.* So it's misplaced...
watch out! it's behind you! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Do they have Fitbit finder for android? It isn't from Fitbit, but it worked well for me (iPhone.) - Jennifer Dittrich
That doesn't exist for Androids unfortunately. But I found it! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Kevin Fox
When I was a kid I imagined what the hard alcohol I saw on TV tasted like. Turns out Buttershots was really close.
Morton Fox
Cut the grass in the backyard because I can’t let 20 minutes of daylight go to waste. Also, gale-force winds are the best. :P
It was pretty gusty today. - John (bird whisperer)
Victor Ganata
If I had to pick, probably the most obvious vaccine success is the polio vaccine. I can't even imagine a world where it was expected that a percentage of children would not be able to walk and/or need mechanical ventilation after every summer.
The unsung vaccines are probably the Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. - Victor Ganata
While H. influenzae is named because it was initially thought to be the cause of the flu, it causes a lot of serious, life-threatening illnesses, especially the type B serotype: pneumonia, epiglottitis, meningitis, bacteremia. And while Streptococcus pneumoniae is named because it is in fact a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, it can also cause meningitis and bacteremia. - Victor Ganata
The attendings who trained me would tell stories about the days when pediatric ICUs were filled to the brim with critically-ill children with bacterial pneumonia and respiratory failure on ventilators or in comas due to bacterial meningitis. Acute epiglottitis generally required emergency transport and sometimes even an emergency cricothyrotomy right in the field. - Victor Ganata
But when I was training, I saw exactly one case of pneumococcal meningitis (I know the kid lived, but I think they had some pretty bad neurological sequelae.) This seems like an obvious effect due to widespread vaccination. - Victor Ganata
H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae also cause a lot of common childhood diseases that—while they won't kill you—they can still make you pretty sick. Common outpatient presentations from these bacteria are middle ear infections and otherwise unexplainable fever, and while they're still common, I don't think they're anywhere as common as they were back in the day. - Victor Ganata
Glad to read this, as I lie here trying to soothe the fussy two month old who got her first vaccinations yesterday. - Jenica from iPhone
wil wheaton
When you get a treat, eat it too fast, throw it up, then eat it again. BOOM! Bonus treat. -From A Guide To Being A Dog, by Seamus Wheaton
Kevin Fox
If something happened long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away you may be able to watch it in realtime with a big enough telescope.
Monique Judge
RT @60th_street: I am jack's delicious 3-hour afternoon nap.
Marie
Lunch salad is boring. :(
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Try bigger bites? - Stephen Francoeur
this is your new professional head shot - maʀtha
I find salad to be boring in general. - Holly's favorite Anna
i googled "crying alone with salad" and found the following images: https://www.google.com/search... - Marie
...some of those have interesting definitions of "crying" but this one is the best: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_... - Sir Shuping is just sir
hilarious - maʀtha
You have a bit of something stuck in your teeth. - SAM
This is better than the candy corn. - Julian
What is this 'salad' you speak of? - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
I bring to your attention the ever popular candle salad, which my mom used to make every Advent https://www.google.com/search... - maʀtha
welp, the candle salad isn't boring, at least! - Marie
heh - maʀtha
Sarah G.
I don't want to brag, but I just sent an email with an attachment and attached the doc before being reminded by my email client to do so.
Sarah G.
Monique Judge
RT @shaydechelle: Microwaving seafood at work should be grounds for immediate termination. Worse than burnt popcorn. 😷
lris
I'd forgotten quite how badly I burned my mouth last night. Until I ate an orange... #ow
I cringed just reading that. - RepoRat
lris
I always feel like I passed an audition or a final exam or something when my dental hygienist is pleased with my gum and tooth health.
Lat time I was at the dentist - in December, both the hygienist and the dentist were ridiculously complimentary of my flossing. I go back at the end of May and I'm a little concerned that I've set their expectations too high with that. - ellbeecee
Monique Judge
Stop trying to make fetch happen.
Derrick
lris
The discovery of a set of old encyclopedias bound for the trash sparked a creative outlet for trained psychologist Julia Strand. Strand breathes new life into old books that would otherwise be discarded, creating intricate carvings of the content within the pages. - http://kokeshichan.tumblr.com/post...
A friend of mine turns out to be an amazing book artist! Who knew?? - lris
Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
It's him! It's really him!! #RedGreen
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You can't ACTUALLY tell it's him from this far away (in the photo) but trust me, I'd know those suspenders anywhere. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Wow, he can really draw a good crowd. The O'Shaunessey isn't a huge auditorium, but it isn't small either . Only a few empty seats in the place. Dude is making some money! Good show, though it was different than I had expected. He basically told stories and related jokes the whole time; a one man show. Was expecting that there would be a few skits or at least appearance by others from the show. Very funny in any case. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Also, St. Catherine's College/University (home of the O'Shaunessey Auditorium) is a beautiful campus. Been by it many times over the years, but this is the first time I've been inside the wrought iron gates. Felt like I should take my shoes off before walking across the grounds! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Eivind
Look what Jenny's doing!
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Turns out she's a natural :) - Eivind from Android
I was hoping for more falling :-) - Todd Hoff
<_< >_> <_< <whisper> a couple of gentle comical falls would have been fun </whisper> - Eivind from Android
From what I recall, it's you, Mr N, that has trouble staying upright on the snow! :-P - Heleninstitches
LOL! :-P - Eivind from Android
I had a blast. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Hi JEN-NAY - MoTO ChilliSauce from Android
Weird. So it's like snowboarding, but with two skinny boards attached to your feet and two canes to keep you from falling over. - Professor A.I.
It's like downhill skiing with an equal amount of uphill skiing. And no lifts :) - Eivind from Android
Quite a workout on the uphill stretches, but such a beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Good on you, Jenny BadAss. But I can't get behind using "winter" and "fun" in the same sentence. - MoTO ChilliSauce from Android
laura x
The long winter of pregnant people: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs...
OH HEY I KNOW HER - kendrak
I'M FRIENDS WITH AN NYT AUTHOR - lris
LOOKEE THERE MY FRIEND'S IN THE NYT - Catherine Pellegrino
*swoon* - WebGoddess
I'm sorry you felt that way, Laura. *hug* - Steele Lawman
Wow. - YvonneM
that's a beautifully written and very sad piece. thanks for telling your story. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*hugs* Thanks for sharing that time with us. - Anne Bouey
Thank you all. It's been a strange trip. - laura x
I feel like running around telling everyone I know LAURA IS IN THE NY TIMES!!!!!!!!!! Even though they don't know you. Love to you, and I can relate to the whole delayed experience of trauma thing. *hugs* - Marianne
I was already meaning to buy your book, and this made me want to read it even more. I finally got off my ass and bought it, about time. - Georgia
Love your writing. And I understand missing the good feelings during what is supposed to be a special time. - Yolanda from Android
beautifully written. - Jen from BuddyFeed
What a poignant, well-written piece. I am so glad it's in print/on screen in the NYT! Wow. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank you thank you! At what point does "have I mentioned my piece in the NYT?" become an obnoxious opening gambit? 'Cause I am hoping I get a few more days. - laura x from iPhone
you can continue saying it for another week or so. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Laura I think you definitely have several more days! - Galadriel C. from Android
I'd say at least a week or two. Heck, if it was me, I'd be insufferable for months...but you're a better person. - Walt Crawford
I know it's not the same, but when I found out I had toxo (and thus had to wait months after birth to find out if baby was really OK) I mourned the happy, carefree pregnancy I never got. Thanks for sharing. (Also, holy cow you're in the NYT!) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Jaclyn, it's all so difficult. I always knew (or intuited) that my baby would be okay. I can't imagine not knowing that. - laura x from iPhone
(Curtis/Alan) Jackson
You might be shipping a lot if you order a bag of these from ULINE. Or three. (That's 7 cu. ft of biodegradable packing peanuts.)
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1. Empty into bathtub; 2. Enter bathtub; 3. ...; 4. File for unemployment benefits. - Akiva
Alas, this is for a home-based business. I'm not sure I can get unemployment from myself. :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
So, the three bags we ordered back in February ran out yesterday and were, thanks to very convenient timing, replaced with three new bags today. Not quite two months...but pretty close. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
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