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I checked off 5 out of 51 scenarios! How Much Of A Morning Person Are You? via @mkruvant @buzzfeed
I checked off 5 out of 51 scenarios!  How Much Of A Morning Person Are You? via @mkruvant @buzzfeed
You checked off 2 out of 51 scenarios. You have never done a single productive thing before 1 p.m., and that’s OK! Mornings are terrible, and sleeping is the best thing in the whole world, and that’s just the way it’s always going to be. - Uli
Like I need a test to tell me the obvious. - Kirsten
Didn't take the quiz. It was too early. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This might sound crazy, but Grimm didn't air here (CA) on Friday. Did anyone else miss it? Guess I'll have to watch it online, but that's really annoying!
I'm still behind. I usually watch online as I don't own a TV and it's not easy to get a TV to myself here. But Hulu has been buggy on my computers so I'm behind on all my shows. - Spidra Webster
Friday the 11th? Yeah, it was on. There was none on Friday the 18th. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yeah. After I realized that this was posted on the 15th (aka before this past Friday) I deleted my original post. No new episode this past Friday. - Chris Topher
Corinne L
I don't remember much of the circumstances around Adalind getting pregnant. Did she do it because she knew it was a means to regaining Hexenbiest status? Or was she trying to baby trap Eric and/or Renard?
I felt like she was trying to get leverage over Renard, but maybe it was just a longstanding thing between them that finally came to fruition. They are the same type of Wesen, after all. - Spidra Webster
That's a good question. I don't remember either! - Yvonne from FFHound!
My sense is that it was more about regaining her powers - and getting favors/money from the royals - than actually wanting to become a mother. The scene where she screams in the street & the car windows shatter was heartbreaking, but doesn't change the fact that she is a hot Hexenbiest mess. - Corinne L
"Hot Hexenbiest Mess" is the name of my all-girl Black Sabbath cover band. - Spidra Webster
HA HA HA! - Corinne L
Yeah, I feel like she was tempting Renard with her wiles just to have a royal baby. Then tempted the other guy for the same reason. But I'm not clear in who the dad is. I'm sad Reynard's dude on the inside is dead though. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I'm just tired of the whole royal family plot and ready to get back to the Wesen of the Week. But now we're back to a really angry Adalind mit Powers, so that'll be a thing. Gotta say I do like how the foreign folks speak in their own languages instead fake europeanish accents. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm actually into the Royal thing because I'm really curious what it is about them that gets Wesen who could rip them apart working for them (besides money). Why are Wesen (on the wrong side) afraid of Royals? Because other Wesen are working for the Royals. But what got them the loyalty of anyone in the first place? Royalty in our world is based almost entirely on being descended from people who were the worst bullies or the biggest badasses or cheaters or all three. - Spidra Webster
Spidra - I think it has something to do with those "keys", which have somehow wandered away from the plotline. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I tried to go to sleep early-ish last night but then was a a rather long burst of fireworks at 12:30 AM. It seems that today Easter and "Greekster" coincide. Spoke to My Kid just now; it was the Greek Orthodox church in her neighborhood, a mile away, celebrating at a midnight service.
I said if it was that loud here, it must have been pretty bad at her house, 2 streets from the church. Susannah said "the cats were...startled." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Often the 2 Easters are on different dates and we have to remember that parking in her neighborhood will be tricky on Orthodox Easter. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
By not being an active, voracious user of Reddit, am I basically dead and completely behind the times?
Ditto (what Joe says). - Walt Crawford
The what, now? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RT @MJMcKean: Happy @RecordStoreDay everybody. "In '78, those born in '45 turned 33 1/3". I'm quoting...whom? Anyone?
I remember realizing this and celebrating my 33 1/3 birthday. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Is reading too much bad for kids? | Al Jazeera America -
Is reading too much bad for kids? | Al Jazeera America
"Opponents to deep, immersive reading come from all directions. Among American boys, there remains a generations-old sense that books are for sissies; I remember this from my own childhood. For neoliberals and technocrats, reading novels is not “what the market wants.” Concentrated reading doesn’t require ideological opposition to be endangered: The pace of contemporary life, even for children, means that there’s simply no time or energy left for it. Clinging to print these days may be a bit like taking the horse and buggy to work. But doesn’t reading make us more human? Isn’t it a universal sign of civilization? Not really, says Marc Prensky, the media and technology writer who originated the term “digital native.” “There are some things that are common to every human society,” he says. “Speaking is one of them. Reading and writing are not on that list.” In the classical world, we forced ourselves to do something neither natural nor inevitable, he explains, but that solved a problem:... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Cognitive scientist Art Markman, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, points out that the baby deer around Austin are able to function independently within days of birth. His own teenage sons, by contrast, still depend on him for support. Humans require far more “programming,” and unlike most other animals, learn primarily through language and storytelling. This allows... more... - Jessie
"So, should we be proud that we’re raising members of a small, monkish caste, or worry that they’re marginalizing themselves? On reflection, I realize it’s not my son, or Boog’s daughter, who needs to change: The culture they’re growing up into has lost its sense of what matters. But parenting is not just about preparing kids for careers; it’s about asserting values, and serious reading... more... - Jessie
.....I don't think I have EVER heard someone ask that question before. o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
Something tells me that the ones who ask if there is such a thing as "too much reading" are not going to be the ones who ask if there's too much computer gaming and internet. - Uli
When I was a kid, I was told that I read too much by several people. - Katy S from iPhone
I genuinely am bewildered by the people you interact with, Katy. They say, do, and apparently think things I have never seen/heard/be otherwise expressed. It's like you live in an entirely different reality o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
My parents eventually settled on "At least take the book outside and read in the fresh air for a while." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This is one time I have no fucks to give about what the "experts" are saying. - MoTO Moca Blend
Soup - I think that some were concerned about my preference of books over interacting with humans. There are a lot of extreme introverts in my family. - Katy S from iPhone
My elementary school used to host "read-ins" where kids brought books from home and read all day, but I doubt they still do that because it doesn't meet Common Core. - Jessie
My mother once grounded me from reading because grounding me from anything else didn't work - I'd just shrug and go read. She said she felt *awful* about it, but it was the only thing that made an impression... - WebGoddess
Glen Campbell
Few things on TV are more depressing than seeing The Muppets shilling for Toyota.
The very first Muppets were Wilkins and Wontkins, for Wilkins coffee. We'd turn on the TV just to see the ads. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Texas Parents Angered by Fourth-Graders' Bizarre Adult-Themed Homework -
Texas Parents Angered by Fourth-Graders' Bizarre Adult-Themed Homework
"The parents of El Paso elementary schoolers are still trying to figure out why their kids got a strange take-home assignment that involved reading several bleak passages in which a child possibly gets abused, a wife discovers her husband is cheating, and a mother learns of her son's death at war. The fourth-graders at Pasodale Elementary School were asked to draw inferences from the passages as part of a class reading exercise—but when some students took the work home to finish it up, their parents found that "the subject matter was distinctly adult," according to KTSM-TV." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
The most upsetting thing about these reading passages is the use of double-space after a period. - Jessie
I'm more upset at the poor handwriting and spelling in the answers. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
damn, boo, I thought you were a lot younger than me! *41 fistbump* - RepoRat
whippersnappers :D - Pete
lookin' sharp! - ~Courtney F
is it your birthday? - maʀtha
Kids. - Uli
oh there u r.. long time no see !! Looking snazzy bro - Peter Dawson
you make that look hella good, boo. ahem. Have an awesome day!!! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
You make it look damn good. - Jenny H. from Android
Looks good on ya! You show that number who BAWSE! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Happy birthday Luv! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - lris
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, D! - vicster: full-bodied
Many happy returns! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Happeh burday Derrick! - Lily
Happy birthday, my friend. - Steele Lawman
happy birthday - chamberlain
Lookin' good, D. Happy birthday!! - Laura
Oh, bless your happy face! - Glen Campbell
Happy birthday, D! - Anne Bouey
You look great! Happy Birthday! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Happy birthday. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're so cute at that age. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Have a great prime number year. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy birthday! - Jim is digging out.
Happy Birthday Derrick!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Have a wonderful birthday!! - Katy S
Happy birthday, ho. <3 - Monique Judge
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthday, D. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! - Trish R
Happy birthday D!! - Corinne L
Happy D birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buon compleanno! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday!! - Yolanda
Happy birthday! Hope it is a great one :D - Jennifer Dittrich
:) Happiest of birthdays, Derrick! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks everyone! Your kind thoughts and wishes mean the world to me. Sending kindness and good will right back atcha. :) - Derrick
Another 41 fist bump - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Belated Happy Birthday, Derrick. I figured you for 10 years younger.I thinks it the "attitude" you convey... (that's a good thing.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
laura x
I am going to make myself go to Target this afternoon over my lunch break because we need more non-spilly sippy cups. Please tell me something frivolous I could get there for me for $10-15 that will cheer me up.
cute socks? - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
boxed wine - kendrak
a t-shirt in an outrageous color - Catherine Pellegrino
Easter candy - Catherine Pellegrino
Bottle of wine :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
A place mat and plastic flatware and dish for lunches at work. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I totally misread gel pens and wondered when Target started selling sex toys... - WebGoddess
Bouquet of flowers. - Kirsten
Bunny ears. - Yvonne from FFHound!
If I could get a decent sex toy in that price range anywhere I'd be astounded. :) - laura x
"decent sex toy" seems positively oxymoronic. - DJF
I was going to go now, but all the other senior staff have left the building, which makes me feel I should stay. - laura x
You guys, I suck at frivolity. I bought sippy cups, two glass canisters for food storage, envelopes, and a mop. - laura x
Were they frivolous envelopes? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. #10 safety. - laura x
was it a fancy mop? - ellbeecee
It was the best of a lot of bad options. I really miss my old mop that I bought at the Container Store years ago and foolishly left with my mother. - laura x
Swiffer. - Laura Norvig
I refuse to buy Swiffers because I am obnoxious that way. - laura x
boxed wine is a necessity. my new thing is placemats. - kendrak
I hate Swiffers. I thought it left my floor less clean than when I started. - ellbeecee
the only thing left that we haven't discussed are the glass canisters. do they have frivolous lids? - Marie
No. They're about the most frivolous things on the list, since I could go on storing the granola in a plastic bag on the counter, I suppose. - laura x
Dang, now I'm reminded that I really need a new mop and am thinking about what my options be other than a Swiffer. I guess an old school one with the wringer bucket? - Derrick
Nah. I'm with ellbee and laura on Swiffers. Good old sponge mops. Too bad Target discontinued the snazzy architect-designed spongemop and its refills (a couple years back); none of the newer ones work as well. (Can't remember the designer's name--he did dozens of household things for Target, but now designs for JCPenney, as a sideline.) - Walt Crawford
I used to mop my kitchen floor with cloth diapers and soapy water and then rinse with plain hot water or maybe hot water w/ a splash of vinegar. Way better than Swiffer, but my knees can't take it and it takes about five times as long and uses more water. - Laura Norvig
I have this thing by Libman that's like a Swiffer WetJet but with reusable pads and a refillable canister and it is my BEST FRIEND EVER. I think Rubbermaid makes one too. - Catherine Pellegrino
yup, i have the rubbermaid one and it is great too. it's has reusable pads, including one that you can use dry with fringy stuff on it to pick up stuff. ETA: - ~Courtney F
Close enough; I think mine's an earlier generation, but it's the same principle. - Catherine Pellegrino
WebGoddess - Some Target stores do sell the Trojan sex toys (or, so I'm told). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Gotcha. Gonna swing by the hardware store after work. :) - Derrick
Target has some DVDs for $13 or less this week. That might have added to the frivolity. - LB: Ratchet Bear
i use a libman sponge mop and alternate that with swiffer wet and then sometimes just a wipe under my foot and skate around a bit... and my floors are still pretty dirty - Christina Pikas
I never watch DVDs, sadly. [ETA: Except of course for Stop Making Sense, which we watch daily.] - laura x
1. I like placemats for the cat food dishes. 2. Does anyone else think "libraryland" when they use their LibMan thingie? I have a LibMan scrubbie and every time I see it, I want to ask you all that. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I haven't watched "Stop Making Sense" in years. I should dig that out & see if my VCR still works. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RT @MdWeather: Freeze watch issued for overnight Tuesday/Wednesday 30-40 degree temperature swing forecast
It's 80F today. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Here there are lows in the 30s predicted for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. - John (bird whisperer)
Please forgive my joy. Our air conditioner is not working and we cannot get it serviced until May 2nd. Cold works for me right now. Hellish hot in this house without air. - Janet
I'm probably going to have to pay another $40 copay today. Second one in as many weeks, and the fourth one in the past month. And it comes on top of the hospital bills I'm already paying off in installments. Even with insurance this business about trying to stay healthy is pricey.
Yeah, I really loathe deductibles. I wish we could spread them throughout the year on installment instead of all coming in Q1 of the year. - Spidra Webster
The hospital clerks always act as if co-pays are no big deal, because they're relatively small compared to the cost of the actual service. But that's kind of a skewed comparison since the co-pays are adding up to more than my food budget for recent months. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
The hospital's financial office is letting me pay the bill for my hospitalization in monthly installments, with a minimum of 10% each month. Of course, when you're talking about a balance of several $K it still hits pretty hard. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I began Medicare B when I retired Nov 1. I keep getting a $214 bill per doctor visit (I've had 2 visits since then). Called and found out that the office didn't notify Soc Sec until March 21! And it takes 30-90 days for MedB to kick in. In fact I should pay nothing since my copay should be picked up by my retirement plan. They assure me that I don't have to pay and the insurance will catch up. For now neither plan is paying because each one is waiting to be covered by the other plan. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I had a similar experience when my private health insurance (through my former spouse's employer) expired. I didn't know that I needed to notify Medicare that they were no longer my secondary insurer, mostly because I never designated them as such! Anyway, the way their system works, if the primary insurer (as designated by them) doesn't pay anything, they don't either. Even if they're... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Good ol' Barb speaks out on equal pay. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Amit Patel
Am I the only one not watching Game of Thrones?
Yes - Todd Hoff
Todd is wrong. i don't watch it either. - Big Joe Silence
It's like a contact high. - Todd Hoff
I've DVR'ed all the episodes, but still haven't watched them. - Nils Sandin
I don't either. I think the last TV series I've watched was Scrubs and Better Off Ted and both those ended in 2010. - ronin
Nope. - Sean McBride
I'm watching it as the DVD sets come out. So, yes and no. - Betsy
Never watched it. - Tamara J. B.
I am watching Bates Motel -- because Vera Farmiga is a pip. - Sean McBride
We haven't watched either. I bought the first book in the series last year, but didn't get very far with it. - Greg GuitarBuster
ha! I thought I was alone on my "not watching" island. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
It. Is. So. Good. - Brian Fitzpatrick
I do not watch this series. - Janet from FFHound!
I haven't watched it yet. OTOH, I finally got around to watching a few seasons of The Wire. If watching Game of Thrones still seems like a good idea in 10 years, I guess I'll watch it. - Larry Hosken
Nope. - Louis Gray
Nope. Only saw the first episode or two that were shown on broadcast tv. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Are You or Is Someone You Love Still Using Windows XP? It's 13 fucking years old! Time to move on!
Are You or Is Someone You Love Still Using Windows XP? It's 13 fucking years old! Time to move on!
NEVER. I have a box that's still running XP like a champ. - Steven Perez
I haven't found any reason to stop using XP. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
are they releasing security patches? - Kevin Johnson
Nope. Not anymore. - Brent Schaus
my XP laptop is still getting security updates, so SOMEthing is coming down the pipe from MS. - Big Joe Silence
i'll do you one better, tho. my DAW is running 98SE. :D - Big Joe Silence
Joe: the support officially ends tomorrow (08 April): - Brent Schaus
Looks to me like April's title is The Seventh Child with 5 votes. I could be mistaken as my search skillz and, if I'm honest, my counting skillz are elementary at best. =)
I read it last month. I'm interested to see people's reactions. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
That's the total I got too :o) - Melly
You're absolutely right! Posting now (and sorry for the delays). #apr2014kindler - Stephen Mack
Do you know what the problem is with those frozen prepared pasta and something entree meals like chicken stir fry, chicken alfredo, shrimp such and such, etc? Well, besides the fact that they're frozen and prepared somewhere else. They typically claim to serve four. But even when I prepare one for daughter and myself, we finish it in one sitting.
And trust me, daughter doesn't eat big meals. But I'm only having a wee bit more than she does to finish it. The big big problem is that I also make them just for myself. And, as a party of one, I can eat at least half for my dinner, and then polish off the rest for elevensies. This does not help my #FARP one bit. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
yah, the servings estimates are...optimistic? that said, not all brands are equal. - Big Joe Silence
Fortunately pasta and alfredo sauce are low calorie, right? - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
only if you eat enough of it. - Big Joe Silence
Number of servings is a lie they use so the calorie and sodium amounts "per serving" isn't scary. Everybody knows that if you live alone you're gonna eat the whole thing. That's why it comes in one dish. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy 3rd birthday, Emily June! <3 <3 <3
Happy 3rd birthday, Emily June! <3 <3 <3
I am still ever so grateful for the love and support we had from all of you when she was born <3 - Melly
Happy Birthday to Mini Mel ...Emily June - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Happy birthday, sweet Emily. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
It's been three years already?! Happy birthday Miss Emily! What is she into these days, Melly? - Corinne L
Happy birthday!!! - Elena
I can't believe how big she is! Happy Birthday, Emily! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
She likes Lego, drawing, babies, Little People, playing outside, My Little Pony, going to daycare, shopping and visiting, dancing, and Star Wars ^_^ - Melly from FFHound!
Happy birthday, Miss E! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Oh, and books! She's reading on the toilet right now! - Melly from FFHound!
Happy Birthday! My little girl has a #3 birthday on April 6 as well! 40-3. And her middle name is Emilia. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Wow. Can't believe that was happening 3 years ago. Happy birthday, Emily! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Happy birthday! - Galadriel C. from Android
Happy birthday, Emily! - Betsy
Happy birthday, Emily! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday, Emily! - Stephan Planken
Happy birthday, Emily! - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday, Emily Mini Doyleo! - Pete
Wowza, happy third, Em! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Aww. Happy birfday! - Jenny H. from Android
Yay! Happy Emily Day! I'm so glad she was born! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy birthday cherub - Mo Kargas
Once again, Melly, I have to comment on how happy Emily seems to be in (nearly) all of her photos. You are doing a wonderful job of raising her. The pictures you post make those of us who view them happier for having seen them. Keep doing the 'good mom' thing! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Happy Birthday, Emily! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
happy bday! - imabonehead
It does not take much to make her smile. I can always tell when she's under the weather just from her smile (or lack thereof). She's always been a very happy, sunshine-y girl! I don't think she will ever suffer from resting bitch face ;o) - Melly
(Curtis/Alan) Jackson
So this happened yesterday afternoon.
Charm City Cakes.jpg
During Lent no less ;) - Janet from FFHound!
I am not affiliated with Lent. :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
I'm familiar with lint. #dryer - Derrick
Some of these samples were drier than others. ;-) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
haha. - Derrick
Plus y'all know how I feel about cake. - Derrick
No mention of the name on the mug yet? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
As a resident of Charm City I am wondering if you were taste testing. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh, I saw the mug, boo. I saw you. - Derrick
Indeed we were. :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Special occasion?? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Of a sort. Wife is putting on a luxury papercrafting retreat in July: Big event with 100+ people over multiple days. WARNING: Autoplay video at that link. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
D, all I can say is ":D" to type. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Steampunk papercrafting? I hope the cake is themed and you post a bunch of pictures. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Jenny made a wonderful Shepherd's Pie for our Lent celebration. Shepherds are from the Bible, aren't they? - Eivind
she made a pie out of someone who looks after sheep? - Big Joe Silence
I am not sure. I was watching football at the time :") - Eivind
*cackle* - Big Joe Silence
There will definitely be photos as it will be a themed cake. We're actually getting a display cake and two side sheet cakes so people can take pictures with it. The rough design looks pretty awesome. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Fortunately, he didn't say "Shepherd Pie" which would have made me a little concerned. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
i'd misread the comment. i've been ill and literally starving for many weeks, that's my excuse. - Big Joe Silence
Monique Judge
I get irrationally irritated when people confuse homophones.
I get irritated too, but I don't consider it irrational. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
We have everything we need for pancakes except syrup.
Peanut butter! Butter and jelly! - Kirsten from Android
Butter and honey! - Katy S
We only have grape jam, that don't sound very good to me. Jayden claims he doesn't like the taste of honey. What I usually buy is not-great-tasting sugar free syrup but we ran out & I keep forgetting to get more. I'm making grilled cheeses instead. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Applesauce on top? - Katy S
Canned peaches are good, for future reference. :) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
frozen fruit, heated up in a pot. "compote" - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I love grape jam on pancakes, especially corn pancakes. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Corn pancakes sound so good. We just have a box of bisquick :-) I love fruit of many kinds on pancakes, but Jayden ain't having that, with his picky self. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Karo - Christina Pikas from iPhone
^That's deep south style right there - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Because I'm a diabetic, we don't usually have sweet stuff on hand. Cheap grape jam & Splenda packets is about it :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Pancakes, with peanut butter & jelly, like a sandwich. My daughter has done that before...but she prefers apple butter instead of jelly. And if you are a diabetic, you are better off making your own mix (very easy to make and I can provide you with a recipe, if you need one), rather than using Bisquick. That stuff has white flour in it. - April Russo
apples and apricot stewed slowly, add some orange, or rind, cinnamon! - daveeza
Thanks April. I actually rarely make pancakes these days. Today's payday, so it's been one of those lean weeks where the larder's almost empty & I'm eying things I don't normally use, like that box of bisquick :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Well, to make your own mix, the simplest and cheapest recipe is 2 cups whole wheat flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda...mix together and store in airtight container. When you want to make pancakes, use 1 cup mix, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 egg. That will make enough pancakes for about 2 people, unless they are really hungry. You'll get 2 batches of batter from 1 batch of mix. And I... more... - April Russo
Got it, awesome! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
#TEAMSCARLETT:update ..she had to be admitted to the hospital because she lost some weight which at a little over 6lbs is not good. so please continue your prayers and good thoughts...thanks Mama Valz
Thinking of you and your family. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
More on their way. - Anne Bouey
Prayers will be given Val. - Janet
Good thoughts! Good thoughts! - Mary Carmen
Going up! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
*hugs* and good thoughts - Sir Shuping is just sir
You've got them. - Jenny H. from Android
I hope the night brought good news. - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
The provost of the university is having the big faculty recognition dinner and I need to RSVP. Part of me is curious and wants to go; part of me is intimidated? It's fancy, at the National Press Club, high class invites and while I've worked hard to get here, part of me is I *belong* here? Trying to make sense of it all, I guess.
Normally I'd say fake it til you make it, but you've already made it, so go and have fun. - Katy S
GO and enjoy yourself. Have a free meal on the university and mingle with folks. - Mary Carmen
You got an invite, therefore you belong. Free fancy food! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looking at what I just wrote, I guess it's telling about my insecurities, but I *have* worked hard to get here. It's just...such a thing. Mulling it over in favor of attending, I think. - Derrick
Go, but find someone to go with -- a coworker, somebody. I've been to these things (though not as high-falutin' as all that) on my own as a new faculty member and it was weird and awkward to sit at a table with a bunch of old farts (sorry, now-valued colleagues!) who all knew each other but didn't know me. You DO belong, so find someone to belong there WITH. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dude. Go. Your right to be there is beyond question. - Pete
Ooh, plus one. Hrm. - Derrick
I have to think that somewhere there was an invite meeting and someone said "Derrick?" and everyone else said "Fuck yeah" and gave small fist pumps. - Johnny from iPhone
^ Love this. - Steele Lawman
We gonna need to get poppa some new shoes to roll there in style ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Do you need me to come down there and shake you? Of course you belong. Go, have a great time. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
what everyone else said, esp. Catherine -- GO! and go with a good (preferably work) buddy. Also, new shoes might be required, or a new tie or something. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Alright, I'm on it! Thanks for talking me back down from the ledge. - Derrick
take photos & show us!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
haha, I don't know about all that. :) - Derrick
Glad you're going, D. Belonging is beside the point. They need you. - MoTO Moca Blend
Acquiring plus one... - Derrick
everyone's going to be thinking "Dang, who is that sharp-looking, magnetic guy?" Except for the people who already know you. They'll be thinking, 'YAY DERRICK." - Marianne
Yay Derrick! Be sure to post pics of what you'll be wearing to this soiree. - Corinne L
Y'all are great. For all of my sassy strutting, there are times I really struggle with feeling like I have the chops for these kinds of things. Very much appreciated. - Derrick
Most welcome. FWIW, I still feel that way every time I get a special invitation to something. Or sometimes even a regular invitation :D. - Marianne
Do the damned thing. I feel the same often, but when you're doing it right... - Eric - Watch Me Now
Swanky! Enjoy! - LB: Ratchet Bear
Go have fun. Going to the National Press Club means you will now be a reporter. Be sure to wear a hat that says PRESS on it. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Go! Wear spiffy tie. Win. - Rachel Walden
Go celebrate your success and be comfortable Have fun and yeah it's a good excuse to buy some spiffy clothes - WarLord
I feel the same way sometimes! I give a ++++1 for a "campus events" buddy. - Regular Amanda
So glad you decided to go. Have fun! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm late to the party and happy you decided to go. Events like this are where I've met my best friends/most valuable contacts on campus. - kaijsa
Are you on the faculty? Try it on for size. - awd
Yay D! We want to hear all about it (meaning the food and the gossip and what everyone was wearing, of course). - laura x from iPhone
Steven Perez
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
91%, but I'm ok with that. - Kevin Johnson
35% - Melly
23%... My favorite word is ...aaactuuuallllyyy... ;) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
54% - Betsy
54% (hi Betsy!) - Stephen Mack
My twin! - Betsy
Actually, Steven, you're fairly tolerant. :p - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I've always thought so. :) - Steven Perez
28% - Pixie
46% - April Russo
"To boldly go where no-one has gone before" isn't wrong at all and complaining about split infinitives is ridiculous and it's a made-up rule that something somebody pulled out of their ass. But 47%. - Victor Ganata
How do I answer "me and my friends"? I'm OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and me" and not OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and I" - Bruce Lewis
I went with OK and got a final score of 43%. - Bruce Lewis
37% - Iván Abrego from Android
~Courtney F
The latest in garden gnomes from Wal-Mart
The latest in garden gnomes from Wal-Mart
My comment on the topic: - lris
What? I must say I had to see this coming. RockerGnome, BikerGnome and HippyGnome could make great names. Also, that review on the Amazon product was golden @Iris -- "I first saw garden gnomes in the early 70's while stationed in Germany. Even the most staid and restrained German garden seemed to have at least one and usually scores of them. Personally I've never had any problems with... more... - Zu from AOD
When is it bad form to use a gift card or other similar discount?
When it's for a different store. Otherwise, I got nothin' - Walt Crawford
On a date (pre-relationship)? Or in a situation where you are supposed to be "treating" someone else? - Meg VMeg
Let's go with somewhere in between. For example, I have a gift card for a restaurant. I would rather not use it on just myself. - Julian
I've shared those with friends, with part of the invitation being that we'd be spending the gift card :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Just say "I have a gift card for ___ . How'd you like to help me spend it?" - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
It's a perfect day to hang out laundry - sunny and breezy. It's also the day the roofer said he might come to do the hot tar roofing update. So far, no roofer and no laundry.
I just know if I fill the yard with clean wash the roofer will show up with buckets of goo. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Well he came at 4:00. I don't mind, because he's an old friend by now (his father did the work before him) and he worked until 6:30. But I wish he hadn't come the same month I have to pay income taxes! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Last month I paid off my "big" credit card. Today I paid off my Amazon card, and thanks to the Kindle credits, I won't be paying for this month's books, so I AM DEBT-FREE AT LAST!!
That's awesome - Shevonne
At least until the next big expense. I did the "snowball" thing. I paid off my car just when I retired, and used the erstwhile car payment to pay down my credit card. I'm lucky that I already own my house and now my car. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Congratulations!!! Whatta a huge thing to accomplish. - Lnorigb
It wasn't easy. I started by not using the oddball store and gas cards I had. Paid them off in turn and was left with one card with the biggest credit limit, which really piled up what with a new furnace among other things. Got an Amazon card for online expenses. Now I just have monthly expenses on the online card, plus All Those Books. Still have the "big" card but I hope to be able to pay back anything I use that for in the future. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
you are an inspiration! kudos! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
thats great.. being debt free" - Peter Dawson
m9m: I assume the One Big Card pays 1% (or 1.5%) cash back? If not, get one that this point you should have a great credit rating. Yes, being wholly debt free is wonderful. - Walt Crawford
WOO HOO! - Soup in a TARDIS
Student claims college instructor spent months teaching class the 'wrong' course | Houston -
Student claims college instructor spent months teaching class the 'wrong' course | Houston
"For college students, a straight-A average is a crucial building block on the road to success, but imagine having that average jeopardized because of a teacher’s mistake. That’s what Lauren Firmin claims happened in her Fall 2013 semester at Lonestar College- University Park in northwest Harris County. The class she had enrolled in and thought she was taking was an ‘Intro to Chemistry’ course, a study of the basics of the science. Yet this student with a 4.0 grade average found herself unexpectedly struggling with the material. “I was getting 40’s on every test,” said Firmin. “I studied as hard as I could, did everything in my power to try.” Then, shortly before the class’ final exam, Firmin claims teacher Thao Shirley Nguyen admitted something. “She told her mistake in class to all of the students,” Firmin told the KHOU 11 News I-Team. And the mistake: “She was teaching general chemistry, another course, all semester.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Uh-oh. - Anne Bouey
And in all that time not one student asked for clarification, asked a tutor, went to the dept head, checked the syllabus, researched the textbook..... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Sounds about right for people taught to do as their told without any critical thinking skills. - Anika
And that's what happens when we teach to the standardized tests, folks. Rote memory is all we care about. Can't be having generations of youths with critical thinking or analytical skills, now can we? - Hookuh Tinypants
I mean, honestly, I sympathize and all. The teacher made a huge mistake. But there were how many kids in that class? And not one single student took it upon themselves to question the situation? I mean, there's a huge difference between Intro to Chem and General Chem. HUGE. The fact that the class assumed that they already knew things should have been the big tip-off. Also, didn't... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
(Also? The instant that student realized she couldn't get above a 40 on the tests, why didn't she either drop with a W or switch to credit-no credit grading? I notice that the school does indeed offer that option. What, did someone else have to think of that for her too?) - Hookuh Tinypants
My second semester of Chem was tough, but after every test we went over it briefly. One test was particularly hard and no one did well, so the teacher went question-by-question to see where the problems were. Having 4 questions no one could answer was pretty obvious. I'm blown away that the teacher didn't notice how poorly everyone was doing and that none of the students got together to try and figure out their issues. - Heather, 30k Camper
That entire class, professor included, is a study in Darwinism for sure. - Hookuh Tinypants
We had a lecturer in my 1st year at uni that was truly dreadful, so much so that we all banded together and lodged a complaint, a meeting with the disgruntled students was arranged, which I also attended and we made our concerns clear. He was eventually replaced, but what's tragic about our story is that the end result was exactly what he wanted, he didn't want to teach and so sabotaged... more... - Halil
My son is a math major at UTSA, and he has a similar problem this semester. He's taking two different statistics classes (upon the recommendation of his advisor) that are teaching identical content. Basically, the same stuff in both courses, with different textbooks, for two course credits. - Glen Campbell
Also, I rolled my eyes a little at this: "For college students, a straight-A average is a crucial building block on the road to success". It really depends on your field. Yes, grades are important, but for some grad programs, work experience is a bigger factor than whether you got A's in all your classes. - Jessie
M9M, Hookuh: That was my immediate reaction before getting to your comments. "Really? You're getting straight A's in everything, suddenly you're flunking exams...and you don't bother to find out why?" - Walt Crawford
Also, re that straight-A claim: Damn, I'm glad I've been away from college for 45+ years. Straight A's at Berkeley in the 60s usually meant you were a superbeing or a jock. - Walt Crawford
what I thought when I saw this was how the hell did the professor not question the fact that so many students were failing the class? also i get that she's new, did no one explain to her the difference between intro and gen chem? and what everyone else has already said about the students...i mean geeze, i would have been asking questions on why i was flunking and not just... more... - Sir Shuping is just sir
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