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m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
When did "lead" become the past tense of "lead"? We have had "led" for quite a while now. Please use it. Also "breathes" are not the sames as "breaths". #several recent books
How do you feel about "people" and "peoples"? I hate "peoples." - Brian Johns
Can we fix past vs present tense of "to read" then? - Andrew C (✔)
Brian - "peoples" has a completely different context than "people", really. I'm not sure how "proper" it is, though. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Well the book I am currently reading got "led" wrong but did get "breaths" right.I'm tired of proofreading instead of enjoying a book. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I guess some writers are suffering from a case of "lead poisoning". - April Russo
Why does car insurance bill every six months (or three months)? Every month would be way easier to plan for and remember.
You can pay the six-month sort of monthly, in four months, but it costs a little more. Anyway, I figure it's so we don't squawk as much when they raise the rates. It's psychological. :-) - bentley
I usually do the partial pay option, so it actually bills every three months. It's like $2 more to split it, but that's pretty negligible. But I still can't remember to pay it on time, especially now that we have two cars that have insurance due at different times. - Jandy
I have CSAA and get billed monthly but always have the option to pay multiple months at once for a discounted rate if I want. - Hookuh Tinypants
The cost of processing 2 or 4 payments x all the customers < 12 - Johnny from iPhone
We have a monthly option. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
I pay mine fortnightly but yearly gets a nice discount. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny, you're probably right. Of course this way, my agent's admin assistant ends up having to emailing me every single payment because I forget all the time, so that costs them time/money. She's gotten to where she often emails me the day before / day of because she knows I'm going to forget. I appreciate that level of customer service, though. :) - Jandy
I have State Farm and pay an extra $1/month for them to take it 1/6 of it out of my account monthly. No remembering to pay, easier bugdeting - ellbeecee
I have State Farm, and pay once each month. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Don't even get me started on property tax here in the US, due in April and October, I think. That makes even less sense. - Brian Johns
Huh. And here I worked with my agent to get single annual billing. Brian: "Here in the US"? Around here, prop. tax is a state tax, and it's annual but (in CA) payable in two installments, Nov. & Jan. - Walt Crawford
California's property tax billing is based on the fiscal year, and the valuation is based on the calendar year, which makes for all sorts of fun stuff and is part of the underlying reason for why they bill the way they do. But since property tax is such a huge hit, it's a value to homeowners to not have to pay that chunk all at once (which is why I actually have mine rolled into my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh: Absolutely right and a more detailed answer. We pay in one installment because that makes the deduction larger (admittedly it's a wash after one year); it all depends on your cash flow situation. I was wrong about "January"--you're right, it's effectively April. - Walt Crawford
I have State Farm auto insurance. It's billed annually but gives me an option to pay half with the other half (plus a couple dollars) 90 days later. House tax is also that way - all at once or July/December. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh, wow, annual billing would be way worse! I never have a lump sum of that size on hand. - Jandy
mine is billed monthly..... - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I honestly don't understand how people do most things that aren't billed on a monthly basis. Electric, gas (propane, natural gas, etc.), insurance, etc. I'm on the monthly plan for all of those things, because, otherwise, I'd be screwed if I got a $800 propane bill after they filled up my tank or something like that. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Steve C Team Marina
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine - -
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine -
"One of the most contagious viruses on Earth, measles can hang in the air or on surfaces for hours. If she'd contracted the disease, Livia could become deaf or even die. "We were really freaking out and really worried," Jennifer Simon said. Then the Simons learned from a doctor that the child in the doctor's office had contracted measles because his parents had refused vaccination. Livia, just 6 months old, is too young to be vaccinated. "I'm angry," Simon said. "I've been upset that someone else's personal choice has impacted us so much." In Alameda County, where Simon lives, nine infants were in quarantine as of Tuesday night because of the measles outbreak, a spokeswoman said." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"A happy baby, she doesn't seem to mind being at home, but it's disrupted the Simons' life and cost them money, as the couple had to miss work for several days and then bring Jennifer's mother in from Houston to stay home with Livia. When asked what she would say to parents of the unvaccinated child, she said she would first ask whether their child was doing OK. Then she would ask them a question: "Hey, you guys, what do you think about vaccines now?" " - Steve C Team Marina
How nice that the doctor's office called to warn them. Would have been even nicer if the doctor had refused to accept unvaccinated patients. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I vaguely wonder if they could sue in civil court for the lost wages/expenses. That would make an interesting precedent. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
The plate with the fork (and spoon?) has been sitting on top of the book return bin since before the winter holiday. I wonder when someone will take it away? I can see it from my office so will report back.
you need to set up a video camera so that people can watch it! maybe people will come by and preform with it or something :D - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm sure some tidy soul will kindly place them inside the bin. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
you could put a placemat under it. Then if no movement add a glass, etc. - Elizabeth Brown
I keep expecting it to get covered by snow. And then I remember where you are. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
put a little art-installation label thinger on it - RepoRat
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I am so SICK of jeans + sweater for Winter! It's really aggravating me that I can't wear dresses. I love Winter but it's not dress-friendly.
Back in the Old Days we couldn't wear pants (and certainly not jeans!) to work or school. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Shoulda applied for that California job! - Andrew C (✔)
Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, FFS, that teaser. Good grief. - Jennifer Dittrich
Bud had both the goofiest line and the bravest one this week. Love him. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
That's why I love him so much :D - Jennifer Dittrich
"Oh my god. It's my chiropractor!" - Spidra Webster
I loved that line :D - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Good bloody grief on a spiraling stick to hell and back they are REAAALLY dragging this episode.... D: - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A nice review of Our Nine's book by Kirkus!
This supernatural thriller’s humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Steve and 4 other people
Facebook was down because ____________________.
FriendFeed was up. - imabonehead
I was sleeping and they were waiting for me to awaken. :P - Jenny H. from Android
Friendfeed was down too, that's how I found out Facebook was down. - NOT THE CRICKET
There's a blizzard. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time, Jenny. - Louis Gray
Blizzard Squad - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Watching last night's Galavant. Pleased to see Daisy from Downton on here, too (Madalena's handmaiden Gwen).
And then Ricky Gervais, and finally Rutger Hauer. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I was charmed by the song The Chef sang with Gwen. Chef might be my favorite character. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Chef was pretty great. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Yes, loved the Chef/Gwen duet. - Corinne L
Yeah, that seemed to be the best number from the pair of eps that came onto Hulu this week. - Spidra Webster
Walt Crawford
We saw Les Miserables yesterday (local repertory company production in Livermore's wonderful 500-seat theater). Three hours 20 minutes (including 15-minute intermission). Long...but good, other than too-loud orchestra at times. But, as a "sung-through musical" (never any spoken dialogue) where almost all the major characters die... raises a question: What's the difference between an opera and a sung-through musical? "It's in English" is not an answer. Anybody? - Walt Crawford
Maybe the era in which is was originally produced, and/or the style of music? Because really, no, no difference except in current popularity. - Kirsten
I thought about era, but new operas are being commissioned/performed. - Walt Crawford
(Not a real answer, more of an amusing anecdote.) Someone asked Sondheim about the difference between a musical and an opera: "It's about the expectation of the audience. When it's on Broadway people expect mediocre singing and good acting; when it's in an opera house people expect mediocre acting and good singing." - bentley
Elsewhere, someone called Les Mis a "pop opera," or "the bastard child of pop and opera." - bentley
I like the anecdote, and maybe that's the truth: There really is no difference except in setting audience expectations. (I'd say calling Les Mis "pop" anything is a bit off the mark, but...) The singing was generally very good, albeit in most cases without over-the-top tremolo and Drama. - Walt Crawford
Just looked through the cast bios; a handful of them are also in the local opera company. There's also the term "light opera" but there's precious little light about Les Mis... (well, OK, two major characters *do* survive, so I guess that counts). - Walt Crawford
Walt, I'll ask my niece, Jessica Sternfeld Shockley. She literally wrote the book "The Megamusical" about such things. The cover picture is from Les Miz. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A book that I should read, probably. Thanks. - Walt Crawford
Walt here's your answer: Jessica Sternfeld Shockley Ah, a common question! Lots of answers but the main reason is venue. It's a musical because it ran on Broadway, 8 shows a week, not in an opera house 5 times in a year. Also, although a few of the voices in the show are sort of opera-light voices (like grown-up Cosette), they mostly sing in Broadway/pop style, not opera style. Totally... more... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Thanks. So it's not the piece itself, it's the casting and the venue. - Walt Crawford
(So I suddenly find myself thinking of opera singers who are also great belters and pop singers, but never mind... ) - Walt Crawford
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
#SaturdayFF - I was reading about inefficient airplane exiting and I remembered my high school assemblies. Before the first one in Ninth Grade we were told to watch what the front rows did. Seniors sat in the first rows, then Jrs, etc. When we were dismissed, only the first row stood up. They left from each end of the row, one by one, and started..
..up the aisles. When they had cleared the seats, the next row stood up and filed out. Quietly. No talking. And each row did the same. It looked impressive and worked efficiently. We also had a rule that we could talk quietly in our seats beforehand, but at 8:58 we must stop without prompting. The assembly began promptly at 9:00. The first words from nearly every guest speaker were about how impressed they were. So of course we felt all smug about showing off our dismissal routine. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I often wished someone could implement that routine for inter-departmental meetings and such. And bus trips. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
That's how our schools were. I'll never understand people mid-plane who get up at landing and just stand there. - Anika
We had our assemblies in a movie theater next to the school (it was downtown) and there was a big clock so we all knew when to quiet down. And raked seats so we could all see. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Why can't they just TELL people to wait for dismissal? Be sporting and let the back row go first once in a while. Or Bingo the rows for fun. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Wherever I am, I'm one of the last people to leave. I hate the body jam to get out as fast as possible. Everyone else can body check each other, I'll be in my seat not getting stepped on thanks. - Heather
^Yes. - Janet
How to piss off your customers: In QLD we don't have daylight savings. The rest of Oz has been in DLS for 4 months. Overnight, the time server for the Optus phone network reset/broke and put all QLD phones 1 hour ahead when they time synced. Hundreds of thousands of customers in QLD were woken 1 hour early today.
People have turned up to places 1 hour early to find them shut. A lady turned up for surgery 1 hour early. Mums woke up kids to get them to school holiday care. It's a PR shitfest - Johnny from iPhone
Does everyone now use their phone as an alarm clock? I....use an alarm clock. And a wall clock.And a watch... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
*scoots over to sit next to m9m* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I used an alarm clock until I moved and couldn't find my alarm clock. That's when I started using the phone. - bentley
m9m: you're not alone--well, we don't have a wall clock, but definitely an alarm clock. And watches. - Walt Crawford
And I still wear a watch. - bentley
I wear a watch - but it pairs with my phone and so I think if my phone got screwy, my watch would too. I do have other clocks in the house, though - I'd like to think I'd notice the time difference before I left the house... - WebGoddess
It's currently overcast and rainy here and it's summer so the sun is up at 4am so judging the time is a little more tricky. - Johnny
I use my Fitbit. - Bruce Lewis
The alarm clock function is the main thing I do with my phone. But I don't have to worry about the time being reset from above. At daylight savings time, I can wait for hours, turn the phone off and on again, take the battery out and put it in again, and it still won't pick up the phone company's new time settings. Last time I gave up and just changed it manually. - Deborah Fitchett
Laurie Boots
Anyone Galavanting?
I'll probably be watching it later, but now I'm just giggling at 'galavanting,' because I love that it gives me an excuse to use that word a lot more :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Need to finish ep 2, then yes. - Corinne L
Later. Probably Thursday night off the family DVR. - Spidra Webster
I am. Halfway through now, but it's not grabbing me as much so far. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm giving it about as much attention as I did last week. - Laurie Boots from Android
But now there's Pyrates! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
And Lord Grantham! - Laurie Boots from Android
I'm with LB. I had it turned on, but I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention to it. I did get a kick out of the pirate scenes. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
The first two episodes finally made it to regular Hulu so if people want to rewatch... - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Galavant : Galavant: The Making of a Comedy Extravaganza | Season 1 Episode 0 Watch Full Episode - -
Galavant : Galavant: The Making of a Comedy Extravaganza | Season 1 Episode 0 Watch Full Episode -
"From the writer of Crazy, Stupid Love, Dan Fogelman and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast) comes a spectacular new television production and comedy extravaganza. With guest stars Ricky Gervais, Weird Al Yankovic, John Stamos, Rutger Hauer and Hugh Bonneville, Galavant is an epic 4-week long adventure, comedy, romance and storybook tale of a legendary hero. Go behind-the-scenes on the making of this international production set to premiere on Sunday, January 4th 8|7c on ABC." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
i watched until the first ad and then switched off. meh. - Big Joe Silence
I'm watching this featurette while waiting for it to air on this coast. I like what I see in the clips but am not sure how it'll actually play out. - Spidra Webster
HOLY CRAP, That's MAGNITUDE! - Spidra Webster
Best thing John Stamos has ever done. And I love seeing unexpected actors sing. The songs are cute, too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Stamos was great. The ads for other abc shows were grating. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I just saw someone on Facebook say how surprised she was it was on at 8pm because she wouldn't let her kids watch that content. I'm choosing not to comment there. - Katy S
Shocking by pre-'80s 8pm standards, I suppose. - Spidra Webster
I don't think most young kids would completely understand the parts she's referring to. People often grossly overestimate what kids comprehend and underestimate what they gloss over. Happens with books all of the time. - Katy S
I definitely meant the parents' standards. I remember watching "Blazing Saddles" for the first time (on TV, not in the theater) and not getting why my parents were roaring laughing to "I'm Tired". Although I suppose for some parents, they'd just want to avoid any need to explain anything if they get asked why they're laughing to a joke the kid doesn't get. - Spidra Webster
Oh, I got what you meant. I was commenting more on the person who made the comment on Facebook. :) - Katy S
The final song was my favorite. - Laurie Boots from Android
RT @hollywoodrecs: Tune in for the premiere of @GalavantABC tonight 8/7c! @ABCNetwork Songs on @iTunesmusic:
RT @hollywoodrecs: Tune in for the premiere of @GalavantABC tonight 8/7c! @ABCNetwork Songs on @iTunesmusic:
I just heard about this. Think I'll give it a shot. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm watching - Eric - ill subliminal
I enjoyed it, but didn't find it nearly as great as I was hoping. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Late #SaturdayFriendFeed: My cousin just posted a picture of the "Diner" neon sign used in Barry Levinson's 1982 movie and reminded me that he built it.
It's now on display at the Museum of Industry. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Laura Norvig
I'm in the mood for some good #saturdayFF - whatcha got kids?
Hmm! - Stephen Mack
Did I ever tell you about the time we forgot the Christmas turkey? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Time to share the Santa's Village story, Stephen. ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
I nominate Tanya Becker citizen of the Universe on facebook. - RetiredTeacherD
just finished 2-3 hours playing with mai new camera. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I have never eaten Thai food. - Janet
trapped in a portable toilet for 3 hours at a music festival in the early 90s. i was supposed to be helping a friend who was trying to unionise the stagehands. - Big Joe Silence
Local counties to end courthouse weddings to avoid marrying gays -
"Couples who wanted to skip the pomp and circumstance of a wedding and get married at the Duval, Clay or Baker county courthouses will no longer have that option in the new year. These counties' decision to end the long-standing tradition of courthouse wedding ceremonies is due, at least in part, to the continued debate over same-sex marriage in Florida against the backdrop of conservative Christianity. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could rule any day and make gay marriage legal across the state. If same-sex marriage is allowed, Duval Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell, Clay Clerk Tara Green and Baker Clerk Stacie Harvey will have no choice but to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But to avoid performing ceremonies for them, these clerks have decided to end all courthouse weddings." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Residents of Baker, Clay and Duval counties who want to avoid usual wedding expenses will now have to find a minister or notary to perform the ceremony after they pick up their marriage license, but a place other than the courthouse." - Jessie
ಠ_ಠ - Jessie
Sheesh. - bentley
Stuff like this, while at first glance, seems like a possible victory for the conservative of views but it may very well backfire. Those who are on the fence or even non-engaged in this debate will very well look at this and go "Woah, that's just a dick move". That's the type of this that will swing a passive No to a passive Yes. - Johnny
I have a friend who's a notary in Florida who has already stated that she will marry any couple for a 6 pack or an invitation to the reception. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've heard that our local courthouse is no longer doing weddings. I wonder if this is behind it. - Katy S from iPhone
I guess that's one way to get the wedding coverage out of the media. As much coverage as this will get, it's a lot less than the screen time given to the joyous courthouse weddings they've been showing previously. - Jennifer Dittrich
a few county magistrates in NC are saying they will quit rather than perform same sex marriages. Because the state Admin Office of Courts says they are legally required to perform same sex marriages, on account of it's now legal & all. I wonder if they'll think to stop all court marriages to prevent these few. #stupid - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Sounds like a great strategy for getting rid of some bad magistrates. - Todd Hoff
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Sleeping with a heating pad to keep my butt warm. When blankets aren't enough, this woman gets a heating pad. Oh yeah! #foreveralone
Flannel sheets (and pillow cases). Best thing ever. - bentley
Pillow along the back. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This is me the past week. I just wish my other heating pad was working so I'd have warm feet, too. - Anika
Does anybody else need a small step stool to reach the inside bottom of their clothes washer? #shortie
It would help. I have to stand on my tiptoes. - Laurie Boots from Android
I have the opposite problem with he front-loading washer and dryer - I should have bought the pedestals to make them taller so I don't have to bend as much. - Jennifer Dittrich
I have a pair of giant grilling tongs to pull out the things in the bottom. Does that count? - Alix May
i know this. - holly #ravingfangirl
I hang over it at my waist and lean in. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Alix is a genius. That never occurred to me. I just monkey bar it and try not to hit my head. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I'm with m9m. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I have a really long pair of tongs. *ponders Alix's idea* - Marie
We don't have room for a step stool. I just hang the tongs (these: from the doorknob to the entryway/laundry room, so they're always right there. It's great for socks, but works for big things, too. - Alix May
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Some people, and it's nothing personal, but they just take up a lot of space, bumping into things, being heavy footed, banging things around, it's just some folks' way, but it bothers me. I'm small and tend to be quiet unless I'm upset or drunk, so noise and disruption like that rattles my nerves.
you'd hate me. imma walking mountain. even when i'm trying to be quiet. - Big Joe Silence
I know it's totally my conditioning as a 'seen and not heard' child. But I can't pretend it's not true either. I just get so freaked out by it, sometimes worse than others. It's one of the reasons I drink so much in social situations. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I see you've met my new neighbors. They tromp along the walkway like elephants in a parade. I'm so close to telling them to use the back stairs. - Corinne L
Seriously, I totally own this as my personal issue. I apologize out loud when I make too much noise alone in my own apartment. It's just a sad reality of spending so much of my life trying to be invisible. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I think this is also a function of the size of the clubs in Athens and frequent overcrowding because I feel that way too sometimes and I'm not a small guy. People are constantly bumping into each other most nights literally. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I have a large physical presence and I'm outgoing and often loud. I don't think its ever occurred to me that that could make people uncomfortable, in itself. Like when an introvert explained to me her uneasiness in social situations, this post kinda opened my eyes. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I walk quietly and get complaints that I "snuck up" on someone when I think it's just regular walking. - Amit Patel
I used to get that "sneaking up" remark too. I'm a small and quiet person and I'm often ignored in crowded places. I really get uncomfortable in large crowds and feel intimidated by loud, pushy people.And now I drive a Prius! and people look at me in the road like I sneaked up on them. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Same with the sneaking up thing. Part of it is because I always thought the intro to Kung Fu was badass when Caine walked on rice paper. - Rodfather
Yes! People often tell me I've snuck up on them. Like, scuse me you aren't aware of your surroundings and yes I could have slit your throat by now but I didn't did I? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Emily's Cabbage Patch Kid didn't arrive in time, which was a bit of a bummer. When she opened her LaLaLoopsy baby (the only other thing she asked for) she mentioned having asked for a CPK, but then happily played with the other things she got.
Tonight she was upset when she realised Christmas being over = no more presents. Won't she get a good surprise when the CPK arrives next week?! :oD - Melly
We'd give a very small thing on St Nicholas Day (Dec 6) to take the edge off. Then anything that showed up late magically appeared on 12th Night. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
When did food @ chain eateries become so bad? TGIF, Olive Garden, Applebee’s et al. It’s like a half step up from TV dinners these days.
I've never liked most food chains, but Red Lobster & Olive Garden used to be edible. Now, everything is salty & greasy. I sort of stopped eating at chain restaurants about 20 years ago, because there were none around & better options. I wonder if it's that distance than makes it taste bad. - Anika
I think in some ways, many have always been a bit sub-par, but stagnating wages and rising food and fuel prices cut into their bottom line. Skimping on ingredients, using frozen, pre-cooked parts of meals in place of fresh prepared, and limiting what kinds of cooking are done on site are all ways to make that up. - Jennifer Dittrich
They pretty-much ARE TV dinners.Everything is shipped from The Big Kitchen Somewhere Else. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Nothing will convince you like a microwaved steak with some last minute grill marks on it from Applebee's. - Eric - ill subliminal
I remember when Applebee's first started they were actually pretty decent. Same w/Olive Garden. It's been all downhill from then. I think Longhorn and Outback are still ok but it's been a while since I've visited either so I hope I'm not disappointed again when I do re-visit. - rönin
I am glad to live in NJ where we have Charlie Brown's (although my main attraction to it is still their awesome salad bar). - April Russo
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
FOX45 Apologizes for Error in Newscast - WBFF Fox Baltimore - Top Stories -
They had to after the comments they got on every Tweet they made today. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Jason Toney
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look:
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look:
Interesting. I had thought LEDs were still less light per watt than the sodium lamps used in streetlights… ( - Amit Patel
I've lived through every change of street lighting except gaslight. Every color change since incandescent has been jarring and seemed Wrong. Colors were always changed from "real". When my street switched to LEDs I was charmed. The first few nights seemed eerie. But in a way the street now looks more natural. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
While reading a recipe for country-fried steak, calling for me to use tenderized beef round steaks, I noticed the following note associated with the steaks: "*Cook's Note: Have butcher run them through cubing machine". Sure, because we all buy our meat from butchers that would be willing to cube the steaks for us.
At least around here, the grocery store butchers (with the exception of Walmart) will do that. - Jennifer Dittrich
What? And miss all the fun of whacking the steaks with a meatsmacker? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Pretty LaBelle
RT @landofpropagand: #NYPD Viciously Attacks 12 Year Old Child as Horrified Witnesss Demand They Stop #ICantBreathe
RT @landofpropagand: #NYPD Viciously Attacks 12 Year Old Child as Horrified Witnesss Demand They Stop #ICantBreathe
That was unbelievable. And yet it happened. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
OMG :( - Stephen Mack
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
So I'm setting a new keyboard and thought I'd ask an odd question. Do you prefer to put the feet out on your keyboard or leave it flat on the desk. (For those interested, I had to get a second keyboard as the mechanical MX Blue keyboard I had was too loud while my wife was broadcasting and recording videos. The sacrifices! :P)
I put the feet down on the keyboard. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I don't have a choice with the Apple wireless keyboard. I liked the feet up with the old school IBM keyboards. With chiclet keyboards, not so much. - Rodfather
up, edit wait i mean down. The feet are extended. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Flat. All the time, forever. - Anika
Flat. Also, I like split ergonomic keyboards. Also also, MS's "Natural 4000" has an optional piece that produces an inverse tilt (the closer side of the keyboard is higher than the far side). I've never used that, but I can see how it might be good. - Andrew C (✔)
Apparently most of the people in my old office liked the "feet" because the second anyone stopped working there, the feet would get snatched to replace broken ones. Sometimes the whole keyboard would get swapped, but they had inventory IDs. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
it depends on the keyboard. - Big Joe Silence
I'm a "feet extended" person. I wonder which is better for flat keyboard. The ergonomic ones are a different breed but I did like the one I used forever long ago. (Not sure what ever really happened to it.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I built a 1 inch LEGO row to sit under my Mac keyboard to get it at a higher angle. I learnt on old scalloped clackity IBM keyboards and I can't type flat well. - Johnny
Flat (feet in). - Laurie Boots from Android
For my ergonomic setup at work I have to have the feet down to get the appropriate angle on the keyboard versus angle on my keyboard tray versus height of my chair/arms. I got so used to this that I keep the feet down on all my keyboards at home, with the except of the gaming keyboards, which typically come with an angled design that mimics having the feet down anyway. - Hookuh Tinypants
Feet deployed. Absolutely. - bentley
My (old as the hills) MS Natural wireless keyboard has just enough slope without the feet; tried 'em once, didn't feel the need. - Walt Crawford
Straight keyboard, flat, and turned at a 45° angle, with the left side pointing towards me. - April Russo
Depends on the keyboard, but mostly flat. - John (bird whisperer)
Feet out. I'm used to the slight tilt. - rönin
Feet out. I need that tilt. - Steven Perez
Feet out. :) - Jenny H. from Android
My keyboards are standing tall. - Eivind from Android
I wasn't paying attention and missed three steps on the stairs at home and sprained my ankle. Idiot.
:( Hope it's not too painful. - Anne Bouey
Ow ! Feel better. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Ouch >_< I hope youre feeling better soon! - Jennifer Dittrich
Ugh, what a shame. - Marie
:( hope it feels better soon - Sir Shuping is just sir
Owie. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:-( - bentley
:( - Laurie Boots from Android
Oh no. :( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks. I have a tennis ball sticking out of my ankle. Worst thing is I'll likely be missing Sophie's Christmas performance tomorrow night. Well, at least I'm not in that Sidney shop. - Stephan from iPhone
:( - Janet from FFHound!
:(( - Alix May
Bastard steps. Does this give you a long Christmas holiday? :) - Eivind
I took the entire month of December off. It's just a bitch hopping around on one leg. - Stephan from iPhone
Steve and 4 other people
Let's play the "Is it an Estuary or a Bay" game. Ready?
San Francisco Bay - Steve and 4 other people
Both! - Starmama
eBay. - bentley
Chesapeake Bay - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
(Is it true that all Estuaries are Bays but only some bays are estuaries?) - Steve and 4 other people
It's both. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Of Pigs? - Joe
Think so, yes. Monterey Bay isn't an estuary if I remember right. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
What about things named "bay" but on freshwater systems, like this: - Steve and 4 other people
Estuary Bae is my conservationist name. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Emerald Bay (Tahoe) - Steve and 4 other people
Gillian's Island. Does it really have a small bay? - Joe
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