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Jandy
How to ruin Karina’s ENTIRE day: Keep her from dropping a bookmark behind the couch.
I think one of Shakespeare's tragedies was written about that premise. - Steve C Team Marina
But she was doing that FOR SCIENCE! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Mark H
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog - http://flashbak.com/livin-t...
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog
"I remember [Green Stamps] all too well. They were immensely popular during the 60s and 70s. In fact, the S&H catalog was the largest publication in the U.S. and produced three times more stamps than the U.S. Post Office! But then, as early as 1980, green stamps were over." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
They were Green Shield Stamps over this side of the pond and I've got faint memories of my parents collecting the books in the late 70s/early 80s. - Mark H
i remember this. my mom got a few things this way, including at least one toy for me. probly a bit of plasticware, as well. - Big Joe Silence
When I got married (1967) all our relatives gave us their Green Stamps, loose and in books. We compiled them and went to the redemption center to shop for our wedding. I got a set of dishes, flatware, a fancy clock, some pot & pans, a lot of household stuff. All for "free"! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
As it turned out, we didn't know we had to pay the sales tax on those things. It was so embarrassing; we didn't have the money. We offered to go home and get it if they would hold our stuff. The man in line behind us paid the tax and said it was a wedding present. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Such a lovely gesture and a great story. - Mark H
my dad still has a pretty good card table we got at the S&H store when i was 3. - Big Joe Silence
My local store is doing something with green stamps. I mentioned these and the cashier had no idea what I was talking about. The lady in line behind me said I looked too young to remember Green Stamps. We got a lot of stuff with Green Stamps when my dad was still in the Army. - Anika
Around here, the last redemption centers were on military bases. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I loved looking at the stamp book & going the stamp store. I remember my mom saving up for a blender and some embroidered towels. I know she got more stuff but I don't remember what it was. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My uncle still has a book for them, lol - Halil
I only know them from books. Nice to "see" them for the first time. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Do people still have punch bowls? - Halil
They still exist (sort of) and I have come across one supermarket in my area that prints codes on their receipts. And you can also trade in any of your remaining Green Stamps for conversion to GreenPoints. I think instead of merchandise, they give out gift cards now. http://www.greenpoints.com/ - April Russo
I have a glass punch bowl I bought in the 90s, but all the cups are long gone. I only actually served punch in it twice, I use it for serving side dishes and mixing meat loaf now, mostly. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sarah G.
On one hand I enjoy fancy food and on the other I believe any food can be improved by wrapping it in a crescent roll.
It's the crescent roll that makes it Fancy. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Croissant. That makes it extra fancy. - bentley
Stephan
Since I have had no vacation time this year I booked the entire month of December off.
Much to my surprise, it was actually approved. - Stephan from iPhone
Still 400 hours to go. - Stephan from iPhone
Well done! Anything exciting planned, or will you hibernate for a month? - Corinne L
Always a smooth move to use up leave during the Secret Santa Season. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Niiiiiice! - Kristin
It wasn't planned, I was afraid they wouldn't carry over everything. But after a year of only three days off I need it. No plans, just a lot of extra time with the two year old! - Stephan from iPhone
I will just work Dec 31. For the social aspects. :) - Stephan from iPhone
That sounds great, Stephan! - Jenny H. from Android
You could go south for the winter.... - Spidra Webster
That's wonderful! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @rellarc79: I hope smoking drivers are smart enough to not throw their cigarette butts out the car window on a day like today.
Or at any other time. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
True that. Extremely high fire danger in many parts of Oz today though, making it particularly dangerous. - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I started knitting this when I came in for jury duty http://ift.tt/11jYrld http://t.co/wIuMhhOgNP
I started knitting this when I came in for jury duty http://ift.tt/11jYrld http://t.co/wIuMhhOgNP
Our courthouse won't allow any crafting needles. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Probably because these are bamboo they didn't trigger the metal detector. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
WarLord
From New York Times: The United States of Thanksgiving We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). These are our picks for the feast. Dig in, then tell us yours. http://www.nytimes.com/interac...
The only problem of course the "Grape Salad" that is Minnesota's entry is unknown and so far unloved by any Minnesotan who has encountered it. - WarLord
Check out your state. Is it a hit or a miss - WarLord
The manicotti thing isn't something I've encountered in New Jersey. Then again, I don't have Italian heritage. - John (bird whisperer)
The Italians here in LA almost always have lasagna on their Thanksgiving tables. The one for CA reads like my friend's potluck Thanksgiving she's been throwing for over 20 years. I always eat before I go over to her place. - Anika
I'm tired of legalized marijuana come up in every conversation about the state. If you used before, you're using now. If you didn't, then you're not using now. I've never seen nor heard of this stoner abomination called Pecan Pie Bites With Gravy. Blech. - Eric - Regulate
Weird. Didn't even come up in WA's pick (which was actually not bad, though I would have gone with Chanterelles instead of Shitake.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Minnesota's angst has a hashtag #grapegate LOL - WarLord
Maryland is correct, but only for Baltimore. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Melly - #TeamMarina
Confirmed case of mumps at my daughter's daycare. FFS. #StopAVN
Oh no! I had that as a kid. SUCKED. - Yvonne Renee
See, if i ran a daycare I wouldn't admit any kid that didn't have proof of vaccinations. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My kid sister brought mumps home from kindergarten. She gave it to me, then I gave it to my mom. - bentley
At present, kids don't have to be fully vaccinated to attend daycare or school. If a kids gets a VPD there are really strict rules to follow though - eg notification procedures, and non-vaccinated children are excluded for a certain period of time. There is a push to make vaccination mandatory (except in the case of true medical contraindication) for enrollment which I fully support. We already have stupid loopholes for religious exemption though and they would probably still apply to enrollment. - Melly - #TeamMarina
When my kid started school I had to provide a complete immunization record. When she had to go to the hospital the admit lady posed the classic/understood "Just the usual childhood illnesses?" I then realized that she had had NONE of them. Not one kid she knew ever had the "usual childhood illnesses." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh no. - Joe
Licensed daycares in our state have to have shot records on hand for all children. Also that they've been evaluated for risk of high lead exposure. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
MMR was always a requirement - Eric - Regulate
The likelihood of Emily getting it is very, very slim. But if she did get it, I'd wanna smash some anti-vaxxer skulls. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Mike Nencetti
Nearing the end, holding her hand. Love my girl.
You're a good man Mike. - Mark H
You two are present in my thoughts today. *hug* - Marie
Loving hugs for you and Beverly. - Anika
We are holding you both. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
You are both in my thoughts. - Kristin
Much love to you both. - Corinne L
Mike, you and Beverly are incredible people!! strength and love to both of you ... (((((((Hug)))))) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Holding you and Beverly so tight in my heart today. - vicster: hon. canadian
So much love for you both. <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Love and peace to you. Endings are hard, but an ending that's as peaceful as possible is a blessing, to my mind. May she slip as easily as my father did. My thoughts are with you both. - ellbeecee
Peace be with you both. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wishing you peace, love and light. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
I've been thinking about you from across the state. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*many hugs* - bentley
Love and peace to your whole family. You are wonderful, amazing people. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thank you everyone. we do no know how long, she's refusing food drink and medicine. I think her body has stopped digesting food, etc. so there is no point in feeding her. we have morphine when we need it. Very fortunate she has had no seizures. - Mike Nencetti
Sending lots of love and prayers to both of you. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*Love and peace* - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Sounds peaceful for you both. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Love and peace to you both. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
(((((((Mike))))))) - Petty LaBelle
Our love to you both, - Pete
Prayers for peace. Love to you both. - Friar Will
Such honor you show all of us. Prayers of comfort for you both. - Janet from FFHound!
Love, peace, and grace for you both. - Greg GuitarBuster
Thank you everyone. we are on day two of no food or water. she is refusing oral medicine. fortunately the hospice is visiting at 8:30. i will not force anything now. we have to leave her this afternoon to meet with the funeral director at 1pm. Fortunately we have an aide who will stay with her.She coughs from the saliva in her mouth. the atrophine does not fully help this. she did get some rest last night. - Mike Nencetti
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
You are both in our thoughts. Wishing you strength and love ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thinking of you both, you're in my prays! *hugs* - Halil
Sending so much love right now. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
Much love and peace to all of you, Mike. - LB's never Kippled
Thanks everyone, we are on day 3 of no food and water. Still stable condition. Sleeping most of the day. So it's just sit and wait. I'm good. - Mike Nencetti
*hug* - Kevin Johnson from Android
*hug* - Marie
Peace be with you both. - Irrational Numbers
Peace and love to you both - Victor Ganata
(Mike) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
we are getting some water in with a dropper. we just have to be careful it does not go into the lungs. - Mike Nencetti
*hugs* Thinking of you and Beverly, Mike. - Stephen Mack
Continuing to pray for you and Beverly. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Oceans of love, to the both of you:* - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Gentle hugs for Beverly and big hugs for you, Mike. - Anne Bouey
Thinking of you. - Meg VMeg
*Hugs* - Brixie
For those following this thread. it is the start of day 6 without food or water. she has to be kept very still. we stopped daily baths, as it is painful, and the rehydration is prolonging her suffering. we will need to give her morphine before we try to change her. her lungs are clear as of yesterday. We have no means to communicate with her. skin rashes are under control. We lost... more... - Mike Nencetti
Thinking of you Mike and sending hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank you for the update. Thinking of you both every day. *hugs* - bentley
A big hug, Mike. I pray the Lord have mercy. - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Oh God. Thank you for update. I wish God has mercy… - Irrational Numbers
My thoughts are with you both. May Beverly be at peace. - J. Marie B
May you both find peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Mike, may she soon be free of this pain and suffering. Holding you in my prayers, still. - Janet
*hug* - Marie
I'm so sorry and I hope the pain is over soon. *hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm so sorry, Mike. Sending prayers of peace and mercy. - Corinne L
Love, peace, and comfort to you all. - joey
Yes we are on day 9 without food or water. The RN said it could be at any time. It has been rough, but the nurse said we have done a good job. We just wait and administer morphine on a schedule. ... and tell her we love her. - Mike Nencetti
You are both in my prayers and thoughts. Wishing you both peace and comfort. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wow, Mike. Holding you both in prayer. You're a good man. - LB's never Kippled from Android
You are in my thoughts. I am so sorry - Elena
Love and strength to you both, Mike ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
She passed peacefully at 8am this morning. I was by her side. uncommunicative, but she did have tears when I told her I loved her and goodbye. - Mike Nencetti
Oh Mike. I am so sorry :'(. My deepest simpathy - Monaca di V.le Monza
((Hugs)) thank you for sharing with us, Mike, and sincere condolences to you and your family. May Beverly rest in peace, - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Our thoughts are with her, and all who loved her. - Pete
Thank you for sharing mike. Love to you and yours. How terribly sad to lose her and how wonderful to have had her in your life. May peace find you. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Much love to you and your family for sending Beverly home peacefully and lovingly. - Anika
followed silently your posts for months, thank you for sharing with us. my condolences to you and your loved ones ((((((hugs))))))) - ((°}
another silent bystander sending you love and grace and admiration. - Jenica
Hugs Mike, sorry for your loss. I'm sure she knew how much you loved her. - Brixie
I'm glad she's at peace. I'm so sorry for your loss. - LB's never Kippled
I'm very sorry for your loss. Thank you very much for sharing her with us. *hugs* - bentley
My deepest and sincere condolences, Mike. - Eivind from Android
I'm so sorry, Mike. May Beverly rest in peace. May you find comfort and peace, too. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
My condolences, Mike. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
So sorry Mike. Glad you got to be there at the end. *hugs* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I'm so sorry, Mike. My deepest condolences. - Jennifer Dittrich
You have my deepest sympathies, Mike. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
*hugs* I'm sorry, Mike. - John (bird whisperer)
*hugs* sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Please know that we are still thinking of you. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm so sorry Mike. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Me
So sorry, my condolences, you're in my thoughts and prays. *hugs* - Halil from FFHound(roid)!
Our thoughts are with you. I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
My condolences, Mike. Peace and comfort to you and your family. - Corinne L
I'm so sorry. I've been thinking about you and your family & will continue to do so. May you all find peace. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Blessings peace and love to you and your family. - RetiredTeacherD
Wishing Beverly a beautiful and peaceful rest. And wishing you and all who love Beverly peace. My deepest condolences. - vicster: hon. canadian
You and your family are in my thoughts. *hugs* - Kristin
Sending condolences to you and your family Mike. Wishing Beverly peace and good wishes. - Galadriel C. from Android
My thoughts and condolences for you and your family, Mike. Thank you for sharing this part of your life experience. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So very sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and your family. - Elena
I am very sorry for your loss, Mike. - Stephan
May she rest in peace. Love and peace to you and your family. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Julian
20+ Of The Most Creative Tea Infusers For Tea Lovers | Bored Panda - http://www.boredpanda.com/tea-inf...
20+ Of The Most Creative Tea Infusers For Tea Lovers | Bored Panda
I know which one everyone will love... 🍵 - Julian from Bookmarklet
Some of those are great! (and would make great beads ;-) ) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I have the mini teapot one. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Funny. The TARDIS one is not even among my favorites. Some of those were great. - bentley
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I JUST SAW A COMMERCIAL FOR SEGWAYS FOR KIDS AND THEY LITERALLY YELLED, "GET ACTIVE!" WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!
Stand upright outdoors! It's a start. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
You have to move your hands to steer, I think? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
lris
Gigi ends her public service http://wp.me/pBejZ-MB
Gigi ends her public service http://wp.me/pBejZ-MB
While this may be too soon, I highly recommend http://www.amazon.com/Swingli... for when you're ready for your next stapler. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
may she rest in peace. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
so say we all - ellbeecee
The stapler's dead; long live the stapler. - Brent Schaus
. - bentley
In related news, we're in the market for a good guy name beginning with H. - lris from Android
Hamish! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
. - laura x
Humbert. (But I really love Hamish more.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Herbie, fully loaded with staples. - Lily
Helmut. Heinrich. Hugo. - Steele Lawman
Horatio. Holmes. - Ken Morley
Henrik. - bentley
Hagrid. Homer. Herman. - laura x from iPhone
Horace - ellbeecee
Humperdinck - ellbeecee
Humperdinck, Humperdinck, Humperdinck! </Carole_King> - Catherine Pellegrino
Harold - ellbeecee
Hereward - Marianne
Hedwig. - Brent Schaus
Huddie. - laura x from iPhone
Horehound. - Brent Schaus
Steven Perez
Breitbart's Attack On Obama Attorney General Nominee Goes After The Wrong Loretta Lynch http://mm4a.org/1417YPH
Breitbart's Attack On Obama Attorney General Nominee Goes After The Wrong Loretta Lynch http://mm4a.org/1417YPH
easy mistake to make. I mean phewww its not like anyone can ever share the same name and profession right? and man research and looking at pictures and information and shit is hard! - Sir Shuping is just sir
"We didn't have to do any research. We already know we hate her." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
laura x
My mother just joined Twitter.
Block her - DJF from Android
Welcome to the club. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm so sorry - Soup in a TARDIS
Hey! Some Twitter moms are Cool Moms. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I got my mom a twitter account about 4-5 years ago, but she doesn't really use it as far as I know. But, she might read and follow some newsy types. - Joe
Oh, it's fine--I don't post anything on Twitter that I don't want my mom to know. I suspect she's mostly doing it to follow knitters. - laura x from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
Gee our Little Girl is getting all long-leggity. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RT @NBCGrimm: Okay, we have to do it. Retweet if you're Team #TellWu. Favorite if you’re Team #DontTellWu. Ready, set, go! #Grimm @MrReggieLee
Oh, so now FF is picking up my tweets again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Kevin Fox
And masters, do not forget to specify, when time and place shall serve, that I am a motherfucker. #AddMotherfuckerToShakespeare
Or, swap out "masters" - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Good night, sweet prince, motherfuckers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun, motherfuckers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
To be or not to be, that is the question, motherfuckers. - Corinne L
Unsex me here, motherfucker. - Steele Lawman
Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, motherfuckers. - miki from Flucso
My kingdom for a motherfucker. - Steele Lawman from Android
First thing we do, let's kill all the motherfuckers. - Steele Lawman from Android
Shall I compare thee to a motherfucker? - April Russo
Do you bite your thumb at me, motherfucker? - Heather
ET TU, MOTHERFUCKER!?! - Brent Schaus
Steve C Team Marina
Dang it why are all the good toys 3 years and up. I want to get them now. For the boy. Totally for the boy. I swear.
Please reference today's Amazon deals on Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys - Steve C Team Marina
If you play with them Very Carefully they will still be good when he's ready. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
You should test them out for a couple of years to make sure they're okay for him. - Kristin
^ Yes, all toys need to be thoroughly tested first. - Ken Morley
Go for it. You don't need an excuse. - Anne Bouey
He won't know they were gently used before he got them! I mean, we'll totally tell him, once he's old enough to understand, but you'll have a good few years of fun before then. - vicster: hon. canadian
Well, when he hits 18 months, he will be old enough for Duplo, which is just as much fun as the little Legos they will work with, when he is older. :) http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Du... - April Russo
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Bet they're glad they paid extra for the hi-qwality card stock:
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It's been YEARS since I last had some good Tax-Max. - Stephen Mack
It's pure poaltry. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
laura x
Someone tell me some good news.
I got nothing. no good news in NC. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
but: Scott Brown was defeated by two women. tm Rachel Maddow. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Our choir is sounding good and ready for our concert next week. - Kirsten
Berkeley is the first city in the nation to pass a soda tax. - kendrak from Android
Pippin is peeing in his boss like a champ. - lris from Android
same as Stephanie. Our race was very close but Kay Hagen was up against over a year's worth of negative advertising. just imagine hearing "Kay Hagen just doesn't understand" over and over and over in a southern drawl ad nauseum - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Oakland elected a mayor born & raised here. I've met her, and she's a really nice person. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
In my county, ballot questions passed to set up funding for the arts and to increase funding for women's health programs. - John (bird whisperer)
my city just passed funding for new streets and a new main library and new parks. - Big Joe Silence
You're the next contestant on The Price is Right! - Julian
love is a real thing. i consider that good news. - Big Joe Silence
Coke is THE real thing. - Julian
Today is not Monday. - imabonehead
my colon is the size of a zeppelin and just as full of explosive gas. - Big Joe Silence
Thank you, everyone. Stephanie, I feel your pain. - laura x
ALL humans can get married in NC. That is a good thing. Also, apparently Hagan = Obamacare is a bad thing. I thought it was a good thing. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
We get to be beatniks now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
NJ doesn't have any Republican Senators. - April Russo
I have "joy" in a bottle - wish I could dab a little on FF for us all. - Jen
100 women in Congress! the 100th from NC! http://www.nbcnews.com/news... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Autumn finally showed up in South Texas. - Steven Perez
861 words #yayme - WarLord
Cross country is over. Waif is getting the hang of Pre Calculus. My mother is excited about us coming for Thanksgiving. Terry Lynn Land will NOT be my Senator. I think you're the bees knees. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I still live in a blue state (NY). - Elizabeth Brown
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Got a new haircut (went with bangs), blowdry and shoulder massage all in 20 minutes and all for $29. Yay!
It's now my new profile pic. My hair's not that light; it's the effect of the wood paneling in the room. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looks nice! - Anne Bouey
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Cardiff-the-Dog got a TARDIS postcard from Cardiff, Wales! He's so proud he posted it on his facebook page. (Thanks!)
Thank you, Jennifer Dittrich! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @steenfox: could care less =/= couldn't care less
I first heard "I could care less" on my very first day of college (Sept.1963) and I heard it so often I figured it was a campus fad of some sort. I never imagined it would become a permanent, very annoying part of our speech. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Diner had New Food today: Boh-Battered Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque.
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It was...strange. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looks good to me! - Janet
Those fries look perfect. - Anika
Steven Perez
I am Chicken Noodle Soup. Which Comfort Food Are You? @BrainFall #BrainFall http://www.brainfall.com/r...
I am Chicken Noodle Soup. Which Comfort Food Are You? @BrainFall #BrainFall http://www.brainfall.com/r/2em5qb/
I'm French Fries. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I got tofu :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm gin. - Steele Lawman
This picture made me go have pho for lunch. - Brian Johns
I'm pizza. - bentley
Uli
Uli
Writing. By hand. With a fountain pen. Me. Miracles happen. But I need more training. Not that anyone will read it, but still.
As a kid, did you use a fountain pen in school? I keep hearing stories about kids in Europe doing their handwriting with fountain pens and how that's so much better, or something. - Catherine Pellegrino
Well done! - Corinne L
My handwriting is so much nicer with a fountain pen. It encourages a smooth flow that's more relaxed than a ballpoint and less tiring. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I went to a French school and we wrote in cursive with fountain pens. Only the high school kids were allowed ballpoint pens and printing. I remember meeting a grade-school kid who was going to the American school, and he wrote in block letters, with pencil. That just looked so weird and childish. - bentley
We learned to write in school with a fountain pen. It was required. Writing with ballpoints etc was prohibited, and using a pencil was a punishment if you had forgotten your utensils or ran out of ink in the cartridge. And the feel of writing...so much better. I feel today that writing with a fountain pen gives *what* I write somehow more weight and significance. - Uli
I bought a glass pen when I was in Germany last Christmas, that is one that even gets dipped in ink. A wonderful and beautiful piece. - Uli
And our writing differs significantly from the one here. Let's see if I can find a sample. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Uli
This is the handwriting I was taught in the French school. The one with fountain pens. EDIT: correction, it looked closer to this: http://ma-nouvelle-vie-en-fran... - bentley
Bruce Lewis
Do fairies get sick or poisoned?
Yes, but they get well if you believe. http://www.youtube.com/watch... - bentley
Cold iron will do it, I hear. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
If a good fairy does evil they get sick and fade away. - Todd Hoff
Sarah G.
Can anyone tell me what this one is, because all I got is female genitalia. http://t.co/hui6SehOOh
Can anyone tell me what this one is, because all I got is female genitalia. http://t.co/hui6SehOOh
sloth, I think - RepoRat
I thought tooth, then I thought this tooth http://img2.timeinc.net/ew... - Micah
Walrus, flippers and tusks. - Shannon - GlassMistress
It's those nope nope nope alien phone guys from sesame street. - Joe
i'm seeing Edvard Munch's "The Vagina Chicken Scream" here, i need to call my shrink now. - Big Joe Silence
I thought walrus too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
WarLord
#nanowrimo Pre-Nov 1 nano novel musing or it's only October 22 which story idea do I like better. The story I want to tell is modern day magic mixed with coming of age in suburbia. One idea is of course our young protagonist trained by modern day wizard. I have a "meets cute" so it starts nicely BUT of course the older wiser mentor
Can sorta kinda take over story from our young hero. Plus of course rules are boring - WarLord
Second idea, the protagonist finds a Grimoire and teaches himself to be wizard. This has advantages of more mistakes and hapless experiments as he works his "painful" way into competence. Plus maybe nice conflicts with wizards and any wizard ruling council as he blunders about. I kinda like "B" better BUT - WarLord
The Grimoire the wizard cook book is essential and how I get that book into his hands is driving me nuts. I'm thinking a book sale maybe a box of books for $10- $20 bucks but again how to make the Grimoire be ignored by all until Dylan finds it??? - WarLord
I like the idea of stumbling on a book. Dylan could be cleaning someone's attic/basement/garage and find it, the person doesn't know what it is so they let him keep it. Could be at a book sale, tucked away behind some other things, maybe planted there for him to find? Box lot at an auction that he sees something he wants and the book is at the bottom with a few others. The cover could be grimy and indistinct, which is why people ignore it. - Heather
^ that one's easy. It looks like an ordinary book to everyone except that kid. He has the "gift" so he can read it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I thought about "ordinary book" thing... I like cleaning out the trash.... Dylan does good deed adventure ensues. I thought about box of books also containing enclosed book stand that concealed this book... I dunno taking out the trash maybe with a side of ordinary looking book - WarLord
Of course maybe I need to expand my "palette of colors" I mean kid discovers magic, adventures ensue - where have we read that before? If I go with "taking out the trash" literally anyone could discover the book. An adult, not necessarily an orphan or sullen loner etc etc That makes an accidental wizard a very different story - WarLord
Sarah G.
Whatever happened to eeePCs?
No longer in production, as of 2013. I still have one of the originals that came out in 2007. - Julian
However, they could be coming back... - Julian
Mine is what I'm using right now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
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