Sign in or Join FriendFeed
FriendFeed is the easiest way to share online. Learn more »
Scott Beale
‘The Songs That Time Forgot’, A Pair of Graphs Demonstrating the Obscurity of Hit Songs From Years Past - http://laughingsquid.com/the-son...
The Dipsy Doodle? A favorite of mine. Jeepers Creepers? Lovely to Look At? I'd count at least 7 of these as songs I know, all of them pre-1970. I credit old movies for this. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Melly
RT @stayathomemum: I'll be 48! http://t.co/6pqh02CukI
RT @stayathomemum: I'll be 48! http://t.co/6pqh02CukI
I'll be 48. - Anika
errr... *quick math* pushing 60. - Big Joe Silence
I literally stared at my calculator and came up with this answer: older. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Ok, figured it out: 49! Jeez. Math is hard. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I was 41...now he's 42 - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
I was 43. Now she's 43. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
56. - Jenica from iPhone
57. - Stephen Mack
50 - Joe
54 - Bren
45 - Pete
37 (he turns 18 next year). The time, it flies. - Jenny H. from Android
44 - Micah
If I start now...at least 82 - Greg GuitarBuster
Lnorigb
All I'm gonna say about drainage/plumbing explosions is it's a good thing we have an outdoor full bath NOT connected to interior house plumbing.
Wait. What?? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh no! - Katy S
Something's gone wrong inside house plumbing. Garage is stinky and wet... We have a pool bathroom that's not connected to house plumbing until it meets at street. So we'll all (5) have to use it. And eat out. I'm not trusting any water drains until a plumber comes. Maybe tmrw. :/ - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Gah. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd actually like to do dishes. And maybe some laundry. My day to day chores/life are getting screwy. Sighhhh - Lnorigb from FFHound!
What a bummer. Has the plumber turned up yet? - Marie
he came ysday to dx. then left. Ideally we don't have to bust up any walls! just a major snaking needs to happen and cleanout. I think he'll come back today or send an asst. Plumbing is definitely a recession proof job, he stays busy. - Lnorigb
Jandy
Got 30/30 playing the French History Match-Up quiz. Can you top that? http://www.sporcle.com/games... #Sporcle
Got 30/30 playing the French History Match-Up quiz. Can you top that? http://bit.ly/18hdXkP #Sporcle
I can match it. - John (bird whisperer)
*sigh* I always forget Rodin's first name. 29. - Jennifer Dittrich
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RT @bibliotech: Pro-life nurse sues Family Planning Center for not hiring her to not do a job | Death and Taxes http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/224995...
I still want to punch this lady in the face and step on her neck. Imagine if we all sue for not getting jobs we can't or won't do? So much dumb. - Anika
Yes and by all means lets tie up the courts and the health care providers while we sue. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Since it's Florida, I can only assume a judge is totally going to hear this case and might even punt it up to a higher authority. - Victor Ganata
Michael W. May
I got Brutus - Which Shakespeare Character Are You? http://quizsocial.com/which-s... via @quizsocial um... no.
I got Brutus - Which Shakespeare Character Are You? http://quizsocial.com/which-shakespeare-character-are-you/ via @quizsocial um... no.
I got Brutus, as well! - Jenny H. from Android
Cleopatra ------> - vicster: full-bodied
Viola. I approve. - Lnorigb
I, too, am Viola. - Katy S
I also got Brutus. - John (bird whisperer)
Iago: "From Othello. You are a plotter and a schemer, and work hard to achieve what you think is rightfully yours. But you must always try not to let your jealousy get the best of you." - Mark H
"You got: Bottom - From A Midsummer Night's Dream. Life is difficult. Sometimes yours seems like one hard knock after another. However, people fall in love with your self-deprecating humor and your enthusiasm for getting things right. You move in and out of different social circles easily because class and status mean very little to you." - Me
I got Guard #3. :/ - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lady Macbeth. I know why. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
"Ariel, From The Tempest. You're a powerful soul who tends to give your power over to others. You love to help and you often feel indebted to those who are kind to you. Like Ariel, you are playful, friendly, and fiercely loyal. When you can shake off the feelings of guilt, you are a joyful, free spirit." - chaz2b
Iago. All I know is that he's a complete dick in The Serpent of Venice. - Eivind from Android
Iago. - Betsy
Bottom. Yep. - Steven Perez from Android
Hamlet:From Hamlet. Is anyone on your side? It's hard to tell. People lie. People cheat. People look out for themselves. Everyone tells you what you should do so it is often difficult to make your own decisions. Follow your inner voice despite all the noise. It will not lead you astray. - LB hates stale candy!
Viola, no terrible surprise :) - Jennifer Dittrich
I got Juliet - Elena
I got Bottom. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
LISNews
First printed book in English sold for over £1m - http://lisnews.org/node/42993
That's why I'd rather wait for the paperback. - Betsy
Good one, Betsy! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
:-) - Betsy
$9.95 at Amazon. - Joe
Out of copyright--we should digitize it and put it up as CC0. - Joe
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Made my own batch of Magic Shell using dark chocolate and will probably be out of ice cream by Tuesday.
Nine DataAngel Ferdinand
Don’t support authors who plagiarize. - http://astrangeday.net/2014...
Please read this! How can we expose this weasel? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This needs to go viral. - Janet from FFHound!
I agree! He has the nerve to have an author's page on Amazon. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
April Russo
Just finished assembling a 15 lb lasagna. :D
Yes, I own a special lasagna pan big enough to fit that. - April Russo
Consider the fact that the average lasagna weighs about 4-5 lbs, and a standard sized lasagna pan holds 3 noodles across. Mine holds 6 noodles across and is twice the depth of a standard lasagna pan. - April Russo
Shannon - GlassMistress
I need to visit my mom. She has reached the limit of how long since I was there and evidently she no longer feels that visiting me is an option. She's 65 ...not ancient. Anyway there are four airports I can fly into. Four hours away, two hours, one and a half hours and one hour. She likes the four and one hour choices. Four because I have...
...family between her and that airport and the one hour b/c it's closest. I like the 1.5 option because it's the shortest flight time and drive time (the one hour option goes as high as 12 hrs travel and two transfers). Shouldn't I get to choose how I travel? Is it a control thing that she feels like she should choose how I spend money I really don't have? Will I always be 12? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Speaking as a 68 YO mom, I'd tell her as a friend that she's lucky you can take the time and money to visit her and she should be grateful. I'd also wonder why she can't visit you. And I'd offer to pay at least half of your fare. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Let's see here. She complained that you visit other family when you visit her, but chose an airport far away because you have family you can visit when you visit her. Oh, Shannon. You choose whatever is best for you. It's your money! Can you even afford two 12-hr travel day off work? That cuts into both of your time. - Anika
Luckily I'm still salary so I only lose what I spend. But no, she's not hearing that it will be challenging to come up with the money for travel (and certainly I'm not voicing that I'd rather spend that money elsewhere- like a 4day cruise for me and MAN). But like all things with my mom, its complicated. I did try the 'be grateful for what you get' route but that derailed into "I'm... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
ugh. I am familiar with this routine. As impossible as it may seem, when I started putting boundaries around what I would a.) talk to my mother about; and b.) be willing to do for scheduling visits and travel, she actually backed off quite a bit. there was drama at first, but I stuck to my guns and it got better. I think she realized she could act right or get nothing and chose the... more... - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
^^ agreed. And I've been making big efforts over the last few years to keep calm, and not take pot shots. I dont know if its improving things or not. I'm very aware that her fight isnt with me but my brother who is not only the favorite but hardly visits at all. I'm handy (he's out of country) so I take the brunt. I've been trying to counter complaints about him with "You should talk to R about that" but it isnt working. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'll say its a 'no win' situation but follow that with I really dont see it as a competition. Maybe she does? - Shannon - GlassMistress
my brothers and my Dad were part of what I stopped talking to my mother about at all. after some consistent "I didn't call to talk about him" or, as you said, "You need to ask him about that" she got the message for the most part. she still has a "woe is me" trip sometimes and I just ignore it or gently dispute it with a "You know that's not true" etc. the struggle is maintaining some... more... - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
*sympathies all around* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I hope you find a way to negotiate the situation that works for you and leaves you feeling more hopeful for future transactions. Family dynamics are hard. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew C (✔)
"Sawh-ry" "Sah-ry" … Finally, my American cover is flawless!
Nope. Sarry. Rhymes with "starry." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Excellent. *takes notes* - Andrew C (✔) from Android
saying sorry? You've mistakenly been listening to the 'English Cover' files... - Pete
Sorry, I think he sounds more Canadian :-) - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Steve C
Onesies are the devils clothing. I need 4 more arms and a baby with removable lego parts to get those things on pre-meltdown. #teampants&shirt
Onsie sack style FTW. - Janet
ms 2 HATED gowns. we used the little t-shirts that cross in the front and snap. i had about 10 each size - Christina Pikas
baby-in-the-bag! I've already got a dozen. #pantsless - Lnorigb
Baby Waif was pretty easy dressing duty for me. Perhaps I was a diaper/onsie savant? "Use The Force, Steve." - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Christina those are definitely my favorite so far and we've been fortunate to inherit a good collection. Since the wifey has no problem with the onesies I'm going to have to assume she has superpowers as I could not have a deficiency. - Steve C
My kid ended up with the shoes-with-a-bar-between-them. I learned to pick up both legs with the bar and slide snap-on pants under her. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
"The Force Steve, feel it coursing through you as you handle the tube of diaper rash ointment" - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A big Thank You to @DataAngel for the sooprise clipboard with Bonus Penclip! Groceries just got easier.
I keep a 6'X9" clipboard on a hook in the kitchen and add to my shopping list as needed, then prop the list in my shopping cart. Except I keep losing the pen. Then I lost the whole clipboard in the store. Today I got an Amazon Gift! The self-stick pen grip is great! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Victor Ganata
Almost 9pm. 70 degrees. 80% humidity. *drowning*
i'll trade you. - Big Joe Silence
Midnight. 76 degrees. 88% humidity. *Baltimore all Summer* - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
But… the weather *isn't* supposed to suck here! I demand a refund! *whines* - Victor Ganata
tonight is the first night in weeks that hasn't been a low in the upper 80s. - Big Joe Silence
I'm wondering if I brought the humidity with me from NJ. Sorry. =( - Yvonne
Agreed. It's SO humid! - Tamara J. B.
I feel vindicated that a friend of mine originally from the East Coast is also complaining about the humidity in L.A. on FB :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I HATE this weather! It's a big part of why I'll not move back to NJ. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Micah
Have you ever been in a room for the reading of a will?
Nope afraid not - Steve C
a little over 20 years ago. i don't remember much, tho. i was still drinking back then. - Big Joe Silence
WarLord
Monday afternoon I'm at Endoscopy Center to have my Gastro Doc scope me. We are at a crossroads. After multiple bowel resections the connection of my small and large bowel is suspect. Is there inflammation, maybe microbe spill from large bowel maybe scar tissue is restricting flow... Lots of questions Answers? Not so much. I don't clean out well...
I don't clean out well So today is liquids only and enemas in the morning Hopefully he can see enough to make us some better choices going forward. The very good news: Doc is a good guy with a caring heart He has my confidence and trust and THATis most of the battle well that and a whole crap load of Prednisone - WarLord
Wish you all the best. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Bah... - Michael W. May from Android
Good luck and hopeful for successful diagnosis/treatment. - Janet
Thinking of you! Hope you get some answers! - LB hates stale candy!
LB hates stale candy!
#SaturdayFF: I love the Oxford English Dictionary, and I still remember learning about its existence in my high school English class. #futurelibrarian #whoknew
I used to own a Shorter but I still one day want a complete set. - Akiva
We have the Compact edition: 2 volumes, supplement and a little drawer for the magnifying glass. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RT @DataAngel: Have to keep reminding @m9mjain not to yell "woo" during the concert. #baroque
Hey, it was Corelli and Bach. Come.On. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Amit Patel
Polar vortex weather: Mid-July will be as cool as mid-September in East and Midwest. - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Polar vortex weather: Mid-July will be as cool as mid-September in East and Midwest.
Polar vortex weather: Mid-July will be as cool as mid-September in East and Midwest.
"Remember the polar vortex? Weather so cold that boiling water froze in midair? Well buckle up, America. We’re getting another dose of polar air next week, and just in time for what is normally the hottest week of the year." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
O please god let it be true. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
So, I know we stole everyone's "extra" heat for a mild winter and glorious spring, I was just hoping we'd have given it back by now >__> - Jennifer Dittrich
I was hoping to escape the heat by going to Seattle next week, but they're forecast for 90s all next week :( - Amit Patel
edythe
RT @goldietaylor: Finish this sentence: Ain't nothing like a fresh _________.
Prince. - Micah
Outlook. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
blackberry pie. - Heather
pair of underwear. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
pot of coffee - John (bird whisperer)
Perfectly ripe tomato - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
set of sheets warm from the dryer. - Spidra Webster
new toothbrush - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
pair of baggies. Leapt the immediately to mind. Which probably means that Morris Day is my spirit animal. Edit: Which really isn't that far from Foghorn Leghorn when you think about it. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
loaf of bread out of the oven. - Jenny H. from Android
pair of contact lenses. - Janet
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Meet my new great-nieces: Zola,4 and Harper,3.
ZolaHarper.jpg
Today is their "Family" day. The adoption papers were signed in Taiwan. Their parents will take them home to California this week. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
How exciting for all! - Anne Bouey
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Son-in-law got a picture. Double rainbow. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A wonderful gift:
photo 1-2.jpg
My late mother embroidered the birds. She died 7 years ago, age 90. Today my niece adopted 2 little girls. My Aunt Lucy made these pillows so the girls would have a gift from their Great-Grandma. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Melly
RT @stayathomemum: RT if you have a friend like this too! http://t.co/LWEDVQd7Mo
RT @stayathomemum: RT if you have a friend like this too! http://t.co/LWEDVQd7Mo
I called an old high school friend once, asked her if I could hang out with her and her mom while I waited to pick up a bunch of high school kids from a nearby party. I asked her not to go to any trouble. She said "Jain, we won't even put on our bras for you." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Steven Perez
RT @thinkprogress: One quarter of Americans live in a high-poverty neighborhood http://thkpr.gs/1pGIW1G
RT @thinkprogress: One quarter of Americans live in a high-poverty neighborhood http://thkpr.gs/1pGIW1G
Surely that's a picture of my city. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Eric - Back to the Grill
Fox News Host's Insane Definition Of "Beyoncé Voters" - http://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey...
Fox News Host's Insane Definition Of "Beyoncé Voters"
"Fox New host Jessie Waters: “Hillary Clinton needs the single ladies vote. I call them ‘The Beyoncé Voters’ — the single ladies. Obama won single ladies by 76% last time, and made up about a quarter of the electorate. They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”" - Eric - Back to the Grill from Bookmarklet
You know what, if they want to associate my voting group with Beyonce, that's fine with me (because she's awesome in many ways.) And yeah, I do expect to get equal pay for equal work. - Jennifer Dittrich
Know who else needs contraception, health care and equal pay? Married ladies. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
True, but that's not the voting block they're talking about. We're especially singled out (ha!) because of how single lady sexy time is ruining America, what with the welfare queens, sluts for birth control, and privileged sexual assault victims. - Jennifer Dittrich
Shannon - GlassMistress
Holy cow it worked!
photo.JPG
That's unlike any cow I've seen. - Todd Hoff
Squee! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
That's 'cause it's a *holy* cow, Todd. - Betsy
^^snigger! Thanks everyone! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Love it! - Corinne L
:-) - Amit Patel
Ganesh is pleased. - David Lounsbury
squee! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Micah
Video didn't kill the radio star, but had shot the sheriff.
Yeah, but he didn't shoot the deputy, so the law still won. - Jennifer Dittrich
Wait - was this the guy he shot in Reno just to see him die? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Put the gun against his head, pulled the trigger, now he's dead. - Deborah Fitchett
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women http://www.slate.com/blogs... Didn't know the meaning of two 'male' words but I recognized them
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/06/23/center_for_reading_research_study_finds_different_vocabulary_words_are_known.html Didn't know the meaning of two 'male' words but I recognized them
'Dreadnought' and 'bolshevism' I had to look up but I knew of those words. I knew they existed. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I think I did pretty well with both lists. - Stephen Mack
Same. I recognized 'solenoid,' but had to look it up. Some of those make sense to me, and some just WTF. - Jennifer Dittrich
A couple of the "female" words I'm not sure about: mascarpone is a dessert, right? and bottlebrush, is that a brush to clean bottles? - Betsy
Ha ha, this will only make sense to Brits, but I really didn't expect Dean Gaffney to be holding that sword ;-) - Heleninstitches
Really? "golem" is recognized more by men than by women? But hey, it's Slate reprinted from Business Insider, so it must be...never mind. - Walt Crawford
The only word I didn't recognize was "claymore." - John (bird whisperer)
Marscapone is a cheese that's used in desserts. It's awesome! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
what does it mean if i recognised and knew the meaning/definition of everything on both lists? - Big Joe Silence
I'm really shocked. I know my late husband knew (and used) all the "female" words, and the only "male" word I had think about was "codec". But then "claymore" and "scimitar" and "dreadnought" show up in a lot of history and historical fiction, so there's that. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Also is humvee a word? Like an actual word. Because it's the pronunciation of the brand name of that ridiculous big ass car! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"humvee" entered the colloquial lexicon about 20 years back, so yes. - Big Joe Silence
"Humvee" is apparently in the American English online version of the OED http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us... - Victor Ganata
OED seems to adopt early. - Big Joe Silence
Well, I think OED tends to pick up words early because they're trying to document actual usage, not prescribe "correct English". - Victor Ganata
I have about as much familiarity with "scimitar" dreadnought" and "claymore" as I do with "decoupage" "taffeta" and "tresses"... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I still say humvee shouldn't be a word, yo. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
If we use it and people know what we're talking about, it's a word. :-) - Kirsten
@Zulema: thanks. So I guess I was half right about mascarpone? - Betsy
Am I the only one that clicked through to take the test? (scored 81% with no nonwords) - April Russo
I didn't even notice there was a test. I scrolled straight to the list. - Betsy
There was a test? oh! I got 84%. (no nonwords) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
84% with one nonword (I should listen to myself more). - Betsy
90% with zero nonwords, and I recognized "zloty" about a second after I said I didn't recognize it. ("bedaub" may be a word, but I'll continue not to recognize it.) - Walt Crawford
You got different words than I did. - Betsy
93% - Katy S
Could the female word list be any more stereotypical? Ugh. - Heather
87%, no nonwords. The words I missed were: inspectoral, tisane, whipstall, axil, trimaran, agronomics, scarfskin, tercenteniary, and coltsfoot. I got up to 91% with a retest. - Stephen Mack
90%, no nonwords, I missed acicular, syringa, yashmak, exponible, latria, strickle, and filature. I lost some time cackling at the non-word bodibator. #iam12 - Victor Ganata
93% on the retest. I missed borecole, redingote, instauration, imbrue, and complaisantly. - Victor Ganata
Familiar with all of the but would probably fumble trying to give an exact dictionary definition of solenoid and dreadnought. - Spidra Webster
83% on the test - ended up fat-fingering a couple of words I knew, but oh well. The ones I genuinely missed were random fashion/sewing accessory related. Take that, sexist word knowing thingie. Or something. - Jennifer Dittrich
Betsy: If the test is set up well, that will usually happen--e.g., I saw only one or two of Stephen's and Victor's words. - Walt Crawford
I hadn't realized people would get different words. I would've posted my missed words. - Betsy
http://vocabulary.ugent.be/wordtes... Words that I didn't know - falderal (didn't connect this as the same as folderal, darn my Texas drawl), hoatzin, paraxial, aquilegia, polyclonal, diplopod. - Greg GuitarBuster
81%. No non-words. Not bad knowing that English is not my first language. - Uli
thinking a lot of men thought decoupage was decolletage. :) - Elizabeth Brown
I thought a solenoid was a lonely noid - Pete
88%. I got three wrong. There were some funky words on my list. - Elizabeth Brown
It's interesting that the test doesn't require you to define the word, just agree that it is a word. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I think asking for definitions would be extremely difficult. What should the algorithm consider as a correct definition? I think only counting a verbatim dictionary definition (and from which dictionary?) would result in a lot of false negatives. - Victor Ganata
What Victor sez. - Walt Crawford
I'm imagining multiple choice of the rough domain the word is in. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Other ways to read this feed:Feed readerFacebook