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Forgot where I parked again, so I'm just wandering the streets of downtown Fairfield like a dope.
its next to that other car, the one that looks like that thing on the thing - Sir Shuping is just sir
I usually take a picture when I park to remind me. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Google now can tell you where you parked....sometimes - ~Courtney F
Yeah, it comes up. But why would I look at it if I remembered where I parked? Which is not at all where I actually parked? You know? - Miriella from Android
Still no luck? - Meg VMeg
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
UNIT! - Betsy
Wow these just popped up! The Shore Leave convention pix are from early August. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's Monday and raining. I woke up around 6-ish and decided to stay up, get dressed (in outside clothes), and go somewhere as practice for getting back to regular living hours again (maybe, someday). Walked down to the corner store for a few things. Point of the story is, I successfully talked to people in a nice way before I had any coffee in me.
on a rainy Monday morning just after sun-up, I might add. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Teach us your ways ;) - Pete : Team Marina
I'm still recovering from the shock myself. Perhaps after I've had some coffee, I can reflect on what made this phenomenon possible. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
We are not worthy - MoTO: Team Marina
also the outing reminded me that the crossing guard on my corner is wonderful. don't know her name yet, but I can tell she's a lovely person by the way she always says hello to me, even though I have nothing to do with getting kids to or from the school down the street. I see her once in awhile on the other end of the school day; totally forgot that kids would be going to school around now bc I'm never out at this hour. So I got to see her and exchange comments about a rainy Monday morning. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
There has to be a certain amount of awesome in one's person to want to be a crossing guard, IMO. They sure don't do it for the $$ - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Nine's crossing guard was awesome. She gave all the kids candy canes on St Nicholas' Day.One day my mom was out walking and stepped off the curb in front of "Ms Gert" and she yelled "Hey! Susannah's Nana! Wait until I cross you! She knew Susannah's name AND her Nana. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
When Susannah started first grade, Ms Gert said "I remember you from when you carried her to the pediatrician in the Snugli." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, I rode past the school bus on my way home a minute ago and smiled remembering your crossing guard story. thanks for sharing! I can totally see that happening in Bawlmur. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
holly #ravingfangirl
done: 5K, farmer's market, cupcakes baked, laundry. still to do: frost cupcakes, make world's best mac and cheese, OMG REST.
i keep wanting to read that as a 5k farmer's market. I wonder what that would consist of - Sir Shuping is just sir
I would call a halt after any one of those things. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
srsly. it is quite insane. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'll be over here with my sad trombone. - Kristin from iPhone
SO SAD. :( - holly #ravingfangirl
*stares at my clean plate all ready for mac n cheese* Ahem. - Yolanda
Bluesun 2600
Obviously written while he was living in Baltimore. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Surreal occurrence of the evening: Being hand-delivered documents for immediate signature and initialing. That happens outside of movies?
Did someone serve you papers? - Meg VMeg
Ohhhhhhhhhh the house :) - Meg VMeg
Heh, yeah, I'm fine. It was just some extra stuff for the house. - lris
House-buying is surreal in so many ways. (Does your realtor prepare a CD-ROM with all the documents? Even so, you wind up with a thick stack of stuff that YOU CAN NEVER THROW AWAY. Much of it on legal-size paper, just to make it more fun to file.) I'll bet fax will be involved... - Walt Crawford
I did not get a CD ROM. Then again, we live in the Midwest. But I didn't have to fax anything. - laura x from iPhone
This is exciting! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I've never gotten a CD-ROM, but I do have several large stacks of legal sized paper buried in the bottom of a desk drawer. Also, yes, fax was involved. ugh. Good luck!! - ~Courtney F
Oh yeah, you're required to use a fax machine at least once in the process of buying a house. It's, like, a federal statute or something. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh no... That might be a deal-breaker - lris
*whispers* Never had to use a fax when we bought our house. -> - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
You might want to check your deed, Jaclyn. Seems like it might be possible you don't own that house. - lris
actual papers? we did it all through PDFs. - kendrak
Jeez. We went to a bank, signed a bunch of papers and never saw them again. Just mailed 'em a check every month until the house was paid for. The good old days. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
So in California you get PDFs but still have to fax, and in Iowa you get paper but don't have to fax. I am confused. I know I've been making mortgage payments for 3 years, though.... - laura x
We had a stack of papers to sign with the builders, but all the paperwork we did with the lender was electronic. In fact, they were like "Please don't mail or fax us anything. We prefer e-mailed scans." - Hookuh Tinypants
the only papers we signed were for the loan documents, and that was at the mortgage brokers' office. everything else was done electronically. kind of rad. - kendrak
"In California" is a little broad. For every one of the houses we've bought or sold, we've had loads of actual paper...the last two times, the CD-R contains copies of that paper. Probably depends on the realtors and local agencies involved. (I would say "county or city," but Livermore is in Alameda County, and I assume Kendra's also in Alameda County.) - Walt Crawford
Ah. One other reason we have lots of paper is that the mortgage broker has zero paper, because the latest transactions were all-cash. Which seems to confound some title companies... - Walt Crawford
Has difficulty imagining owning a house --> - Brent Schaus from iPhone
ME TOO - lris
Mary Carmen
If FF were high school, who would you take to the prom?
Love this question ... Would totally get myself in trouble with my answer :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would probably be in the band. But, if not, I would probably be one of the guys lined up asking joey or LB (almost certainly unsuccessfully). - Glen Campbell
Maybe Helen. Or Melly. - Glen Campbell
Or Jenny H. She's hot. - Glen Campbell
Ok, just being honest, I'd be eternally grateful if one of the girls merely glanced in my direction. - Glen Campbell
Hm, Jandy and I went to the same college. And we were both English Lit majors. - Glen Campbell
Zulema. Definitely Zulema. Maybe. - Glen Campbell
I'm too cool for a prom. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I would go with a bunch of FF girls - T-ra, Tamara J, MC, Colleen, Jill, Holly, Jenn D, Tinypants, Starmama, Katy S, Spidra, Zulema, Shannon, Melly, and Jenny would definitely need to be in that group - and whisper with them about which boys we really like. (ETA: I keep adding names) - Corinne L
I'm sneaking in the booze. - SAM
Ummm...I'd stand bashfully against the wall - Sir Shuping is just sir
B!! - Janet
Ok, if this were really high school, I wouldn't actually have a date. Or be at the prom. But, hey, a guy can dream, can't he? - Glen Campbell
Oh, do I get to wear my tux with tails and cummerbund matching Chuck Taylors again? (Yes, I'm dodging the original question.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Corinne - We will all girl-dance together! - Katy S
I don't do proms - Kevin Johnson
Exactly, Katy! Cue the 80s music and bad 80s dance moves - I am READY! *looks for AquaNet and a fluffy taffeta dress* - Corinne L
I might need a bubble skirt with a hoop in it to keep it floofy. - Katy S
MOTO....Cause I know he knows how to party on the dance floor! - Hedgehog from Android
Hedgie wins! #rumpshaker - Signs Point to LB from Android
Never went to a prom. - Friar Will
You, of course. - Holly's favorite Anna
I will arm wrestle Hedgie for a prom date with B!!! - Janet from FFHound!
I would want entirely too many of y'all to be my date. - Signs Point to LB from Android
I first read that as 'take to pr0n' and was like 0_0. - Ken Gidley
Short list: either Zulema, Jennifer Dittrich, Tamara, Val, or Kristin. Whichever would want to go with an old bunneh. - Steven Perez
I think Lisa would be a fun prom date. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have to pick just one??! - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'd do the same thing I did in high school: skip prom, and go to King's Dominion (or, maybe I'd change things up and go to Hershey Park) with my best friend(s), instead. Who's coming with me? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
who would i be taking? you mean who would be on the long list of girls (since we're talking high school here) telling me to get lost? i think it'd be short only cos i'd give up after the third attempt. i'd be the mopey long-haired dude in black hanging out next to one of the PA columns at the dance. - Big Joe Silence
Sir Shuping. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Joe Silence. - Melly - #TeamMarina
The Friar (is that allowed?) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly and t-ra would be among them, that's for certain. others as well, but i.. i... *stammers, then runs away backstage to read the manual for the mixing console for comfort* - Big Joe Silence
Not Eric, because he'd be at Sammy Hagar's B'day Bash without me. - Melly - #TeamMarina
The Bird Whisperer. - Melly - #TeamMarina
If Helen says no to Glen, then him. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I could be here all day. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I go with who I went with last time. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
*saves a dance with Melly* - Steven Perez
Yes, Melly, it is allowed. If only you had been in my high school. :^) - Friar Will
Stag. I'd go stag. It's for the best, really ;) - Brent Schaus
At my school, !984 is known as "The Year Without a Prom" because nobody wanted to go. We don't do proms. :P That was the year they started doing the Senior Cruise, because it was easier to drag us all on a ship and take us out to sea for the night, after graduation, than it was to get us to buy a prom ticket. - April Russo
Y'all make me blush!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I would ask Shevonne to join the girl's party with me. I'm surprisingly shy when it comes to asking men out sadly. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Amanda. She's my home girl for always and eternity. But I'll dance with EVERYONE. I love dancing. :D - Jenny H. from Android
^I'm on FF... - Eivind
Hush, boy. SOOKEH'S MAAAAAHN. Er, I mean. JENNEH'S MAAAAAHN. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
:DDD - Jenny H.
Johnny, but he's wearing the dress. - Mo Kargas
Megan I think. She'd probably be singing with the band and I'd have lots of cred but then I'd spend most of my time spiking the punch with Scott and I'd try and look up Johnny's dress and there'd be a scene and I'd get in trouble. - MoTO: Team Marina
I'd definitely be in Corinne's Grrrl Crew and attempt to shimmy my way across the dance floor to have at least one dance with everyone I wanted to based on which song was playing. Depending on how much spike B and Scott managed to get into the punch, I'd probably try to steal more than a few kisses before the end of the night. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just want an invite to the after party. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
KeshaB623 of course. Happy Wife. Happy life. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Johnny's no stranger to donning frocks. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm in Corinne's girl gang and we're gonna take a bunch of ratchet pics. Then I'm going outside to smoke weed with whoever wants to have some. Then I go inside & dance with all the boys who came stag. Then I dance with the boys who have dates. Then I dance with their dates. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Don't kids go to Denny's and such after prom? I've never been but seen drunk fancy dressed kids at all nite joints plenty of times. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama is an equal opportunity prom attendee. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I didn't go to my senior prom (heart broken because the girl I wanted to go with was forbidden from going with me by her parents). I regret that to this day. My friends said they had a blast. I ended up going with her the summer after my Freshman year though. Took one of her friends as a favor to her but still got to dance with my girl so I was on cloud 9. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do you have to have a date to go to prom? I went solo to my senior formal - my date got in trouble and wasn't allowed to go (he later ended up in jail). - Melly - #TeamMarina
No, Melly. And you are definitely in the girl gang. Though if you keep sneaking off with boys we are going to talk about you. *stops to pose for ratchet pic with Starmama & t-ra* *whispers about boys by punch bowl* - Corinne L
Someone took my date, and no one asked me so ICE CREAM at my house :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
me and Starmama apparently do prom the same way. of course. also, I'd be plotting how to get Shannon into a slow dance with her dream date. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Colleen. I never went to my prom, actually. - Jed from iPhone
Penguin - she could teach me to dance followed by Anne, Jessie, Kelly, Andi, and Tamara as they are all confirmed fun. Oh and Jenny for nature brains and superwoman stories. - Steve C Team Marina
Can I be the DJ? - Steven Perez
You & Eric should both DJ! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dream date might hurt himself laughting ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Eric - It's My Thing
Did you ever own a 45 record? If you did, name one.
To my shame: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - The Carpenters. - Friar Will
Blondie - One Way or Another. Bought at the drug store in my grandma's town. I bought Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute at the same time. I bought them solely on the way the label looked (MCA and WB). - Eric - It's My Thing
Sure. My first 45s were my mom and aunt's old 45s from the '50s. Including a Sun 45 of "Great Balls of Fire". First 45 I received as a gift was "Fly, Robin, Fly". First 45rpm I bought with my own $ was "Walking on Thin Ice" by Yoko Ono (I bought plenty of LPs before that...but I was 15 before I bought a 45.) - Spidra Webster
Rock Around the Clock. Wake Up, Little Susie. Every Day. Peggy Sue. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Disco Duck. - Joe
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2 (can't remember the B-side), The Beatles - Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever (mono), Tubby The Tuba... quite a few more, not including the fsckloads of "PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY" and/or "NOT FOR SALE" label-owned 45s i inherited from my maternal grandfather who was a radio engineer for WNBC and later WMCA in NY from the 30s til the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Wow, those WNBC era 45s must be quite the collection. - Eric - It's My Thing
"One Of My Turns" was the B-side to that PF single. yeah, there's some amazing stuff in his collection. also alot of his personal 78s in those boxes as well. too bad i no longer have a turntable that plays 78s! - Big Joe Silence
The first music I ever bought were two 45s. I Yam What I Yam by Robin Williams with He Needs Me by Shelly Duvall on the B side. Lady by Kenny Rogers. I bought them at Payless Drug Store. I must have been 6 years old. - Rodfather from Android
We have a whole bunch of them in the living room. I couldn't tell you what's on any of them. When I was kid? Damn...I know there was an EWF one. The hundreds of others? Never got to touch them. - Anika
Karma Kameleon. - Betsy
"But Not Tonight" by Depeche Mode. Among others. - Bren
Some Hiphop 45s, Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator. Tone Loc - Wild Thing, Young MC - Bust a Move, Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends (which got warped sitting in a hot car). - Eric - It's My Thing
True Blue by Madonna - limited edition blue vinyl. I still have it & all my 45s from the 70s & 80s. - Corinne L
The strangest one I own may be a European Hiphop group BVSMP - I Need You where the lyrics are split between the A side and B side. - Eric - It's My Thing
Half the 45s I bought were Doctor Who related, apparently. - Betsy
Redbone "Come & Get Your Love" - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
So many 7 inches! It's the punk rock way. Or used to be anyhow. My first one? I think it was the Billy Idol Sweet Sixteen single? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
i still occasionally get 45s (both singles and EPs) in the post from current bands via friends. it's not a dead format! - Big Joe Silence
Janet Jackson - Control. - Jenny H. from Android
I hoard them like Pokemon. - kendrak from Android
I still have one. An aria and a duet from Händel's Messiah sung by Mom. - Uli
Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells) - Janet
My first 45 was American Pie. I had good taste even back then. - Glen Campbell
All By Myself--Eric Carmen. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I still do own a few. The first 45 I bought on my own (not pilfered from my mom's collection) was Sweet Home Alabama (I was going through a phase, I've since cured myself of it). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
So many to choose from: Cut The Cake by AWB comes to mind. - MoTO: Team Marina
When i was a lil kid I used the 45 to listen to the Fairy Tales using this - Xabaras (G.O.)
Back in the mid 80s, we had a jukebox filled with 45s. Luckily for us, the local Sound Warehouse had 45s, so finding party music was never a problem. - Steven Perez
I still have about 15 of my 45s. First one that came to mind is Minnie Riperton - Here We Go. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I think my first 45 was Rocky Mountain High. My brother had the 45 for 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - it was in constant play. - Elizabeth Brown
Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones. - Son of Groucho
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. I still have all my 45's along with all of my parents' 45's. Love that stuff. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock was the first record I ever bought. I would have been 12. I can't remember what was on the flip side. - Ken Morley
I'm pretty sure the first 45 I got was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee in 1976. - Steele Lawman
Yes, Steele, that was the one we listened to incessantly. I also remember just where it developed a skip. Good times. - Mama Lawson
<3 mom. - Steele Lawman
The first one I ever bought was Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre in '77 or so.. My brother and I loved the song. But we hated the B-Side, Girl's School. - Stephen Mack
Panama/Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen - Brent Schaus
Passion by Bang The Drum. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I have tons of them. Just grabbing the first one (in the dark): Tequilla - The Champs / Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline - April Russo
My radio show right now is nothing but. - kendrak from Android
I'll name 3: Julian Lennon- Too Late For Goodbyes/Let Me Be, Tears for Fears- Shout/??, Power Station- Get It On/Go to Zero. And I'm pretty sure all three of them are either in our garage or my parent's basement! - Elena
Hound Dog Elvis and Tutti Fruiti Little Richard I'm a Man Bo Diddley - Ned Hamson
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: Do you use a paper shopping list, a phone app... or do you wing it?
RT @stayathomemum: Do you use a paper shopping list, a phone app... or do you wing it?
paper list and i always bring it with. turn the car around if i forget! - Big Joe Silence
Wunderlist - rönin
My wife knows. She shudders with fear when I shop. - Eric - It's My Thing
Wifey plays this game. I tease her for not using the expensive piece of technology in her purse known as a smartphone to make said lists. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
paper. - Bren
Paper list when I "wing it" it ends badly #ohshiny - WarLord
Partial paper list and wing the rest. - John (bird whisperer)
I've done a mix - sadly, I'm not even organized about trying to be organized. Phone app seems to work best when I use it. - Jennifer Dittrich
I used to use Evernote a lot, but now it's almost always post-it notes. - Jenny H. from Android
Grocery IQ app - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Paper. Didn't like using an app. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Paper list most of the time. I do leave it at home about 50% of the time. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I have the Safeway app which has a list, but I find when I'm in the store I have to keep stopping, scrolling, finding stuff...and I don't get a good signal in two of the stores I shop at. So I find myself still making paper lists. And leaving them home more often than not. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mostly wing it. I got rid of my shopping apps awhile ago and use one of the notepads on my phone for longer lists. - Anika
Paper list, both for Safeway and for the monthly Target run. (But then, we don't have a smartphone so apps aren't in the picture.) The Safeway list is on the back side of the card on which I write that week's meaningful J4U specials, and that one *always* gets taken with us. - Walt Crawford
I use Color Note. It has a check list function that's perfect for this. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I keep a small (6'x9") clipboard on a hook in the kitchen. Add to list as needed, take the whole clipboard with me and prop it in the cart. Last week I left it at the checkout. Got it back this week. I had crossed off all the the items except TP. Somebody had written "Oh no!" next to it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
We use a small, dry-erase board on the fridge, then snap a phone pix before heading to the store. - Ken Morley
I have a meal-planning program I use (Plan to Eat) that tracks my pantry and spits out a grocery list once I've dropped in my meals for the week, so I just use that (I actually transcribe it into a little notebook I keep in my purse rather than print out a sheet every week; I prefer to organize it by the layout of the store I go to). Tried using apps but it just wasn't the same. - Hookuh Tinypants
I resemble this image. But also I don't usually buy much at a time especially as only shopping for one. - Deborah Fitchett
My boss is overusing the terms "plays a key role in" and "is critical/crucial to" to describe something as important. She needs new words for this. Go!
"forms the linchpin/keystone of" - Jessie
"is fundamental to" - Jessie
"cornerstone of" - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
pivotal - Soup in a TARDIS
essential - Soup in a TARDIS
"sine qua non" - Jessie
"backbone of" - Jessie
"stupid important" - Eric - It's My Thing
Hahaha Eric. "This unexplored avenue of research is, like, stupid important." YOUR GRANT: FUNDED. - Jessie
indispensable, soul of, white-hot center of, ridonkulous, the nuts. - Steele Lawman
foundational, uber sweet, - Steve C Team Marina
holly #ravingfangirl
i need to go do some measuring in my co-worker's area, because i'll be moving over there after she retires next month. she's not there right now, but i feel sort of weird. like going through grandma's things and saying what you are going to take while she is still alive. :P
If she's as happy to retire as I was, she'll help you measure and offer you some of her stuff. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
lol, that's awful. - Marie
My grandma likes to tell us what we're getting when she dies. Has done for years :p - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'd talk like a pirate, but I'm at home and have nobody to talk to.
I read this in a pirate voice, so there. :) - Janet from FFHound!
I be marooned, yarr. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yvonne Renee
In preparation for the Candy, I mean Holiday, Season, ‪#‎ThrowOutThursday‬ involves throwing out old candy. If it's not in a wrapper, it's automatically gone. If I don't like it, it's gone. If I don't think the kids should eat it, it's gone. That about leaves DumDums and a few bags of Skittles. =)
Smarties last forever. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
After the 'Tantrum from Hell' over the summer, I cut candy and baked goods from the kids' diet. The improvement in behavior has been so obvious, I know I made the right decision. m9m, I'll send you all the Smarties. =) - Yvonne Renee
Morton Fox
Well, it’s my birthday and also National Cheeseburger Day! Although a cheeseburger with a candle on it might be a bit weird. :)
Happy birthday! - Signs Point to LB from Android
You could always get one of those cakes they sell at Martin's/Giant grocery stores (not sure if you have those out your way - if not, one of your grocery stores might have them) that looks like a cheeseburger. They look like they're crazy-heavy on the icing, though. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
My nephew had a cheeseburger cake last year. It was yummy! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday!! - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
w00t! :) - Steven Perez
Happy birthday! - Kevin Johnson from Android
Happy Cheesebirthday! - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
We must all observe this. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy Cheezburger to you - WarLord
Happy birthday! We're having the Sacramento Burger Battle today so I shall raise a burger high in your honor! - Corinne L
Michael W. May
I got The Moon - What Tarot Card Are You?
I got The Moon - What Tarot Card Are You?
The Fool. Naturally. ------------> - vicster: full-bodied
I got the Fool as well. Their interpretation of that card was rather odd. - Corinne L
I got The Moon too - Tamara J. B.
The Magician. Hrm. - Hookuh Tinypants
The Lovers. Er, yeah. - Jennifer Dittrich
Three of Tentacles - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ha ha ha Stephen! - Corinne L
I'm a Star. - Uli
Stephen, you sure it says tentacles? #Iam12 - Uli
The World - Erika
The Hermit. - Kirsten
I got The World. that's incredibly flattering and unexpected... maybe I cheated. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm The Fool - Alan
Hermit here. - Alix May
Magician - I See things (with a capital S). Mmhmm. - Kristin
The Moon - Kevin Johnson
Why yes, that was me chasing my cat through the house as he aimed toward carpets while getting ready to barf.
That sure does sound familiar. - Walt Crawford
yep. sure does. - RepoRat
Among many other characteristics that made her The Best Cat Ever, I'm pretty sure that Molly actively tried to aim her hairballs at hard surfaces. Swear to god. - Catherine Pellegrino
My skill is catching said cat puke with magazine or newspaper. It is a feeling of WIN I tell you! - Janet
I've had some wins, but then there was the time the cat puked a hairball on my pillow. - Jen
Nine had a cat that was a puker. He considerately ran for the litter box when that time came. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My Princess Pukes-a-lot's favorite place is on my bed. :( - April Russo
Nemo is the barfbag in STL. Stays on the wood floor in the kitchen, for the most part. Second choice used to be my office chair, but I took it out here to CA. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Emily bites more than she barfs. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
Walt Crawford
Last night, went with wife, brother, sister-in-law to Campo di Bocce (restaurant & bocce ball courts), which my wife & I go to once a month or so, for my birthday dinner...partly because CdB gives people a full four-course dinner, anything on the menu (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert) for free on their birthday. And it's a pretty good restaurant.
Happy Birthday! I think you've caught up with me, now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
The question here: How many restaurants do this? (Yes, I can get a free slice of pie at Shari's; not quite the same as a $28 12oz. New York steak, done beautifully, a great caesar salad, a heart-stopping chocolate torte--I skipped the appetizer, and brought half the steak home. All free, with the waitress encouraging me to order an appetizer as well. Up to $50 in free food.) - Walt Crawford
Is this level of customer good will common elsewhere? Rare? Unheard of? - Walt Crawford
That's a really good deal. But you should get the appetizer and give it to somebody. Like me. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
There was a chain restaurant in Michigan that gave you a small free birthday cake on your birthday. I worked two doors down from one, and there were three engineers at my company who shared a birthday and went there every year. They kept looking for a fourth amongst the new employees, but never found one. [EDIT: the restaurant was Bill Knapp's.] - Betsy
m9m: Last year, actually, my brother ordered two appetizers as a dinner (which turned out to be too much food)...and when the bill arrived, they'd zeroed out his appetizer. For anyone who lives in the area: The tiramisu is probably a better dessert than the chocolate torte, but once a year, I go for pure evil. And since my wife and brother both got the tiramisu as part of their $23 three-course dinners, I got some of that anyway. - Walt Crawford
[Technically, the three-course dinner includes a "half-size" salad and dessert--but half-size is more than enough in both cases.] - Walt Crawford
Oh, and yes, you're right, m9m: I'm back to being the same age as you are. (At least I think so. Let's say that next year I have to make some 403(b) decisions...) - Walt Crawford
I often order the senior citizen version of a meal - for the lower price and the reduced size - and discover that the kitchen just makes the same size meal anyway. Or my kid orders a small thing I actually want, I order a senior meal, and we swap. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like that place! And my birthday is hopefully coming up soon. <thinks> - Brian Johns
Shannon - GlassMistress
In about a month I have a bead show and I'm struggling to come up with 'new' things. Many of the 'cute' beads I make are 3D and in my opinion more collectible than wearable so this weekend I worked on the wearable aspect and came up with these bears which should lay flat. Yea or Nay? Also, owls and penguins because I can :-)
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I'm also thinking turtle neck sweaters for the polar bears - hee! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Love 'em. For a flat bead, why not a turtle? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yea. All of them. - Betsy
All of these are adorable. I still rave about my lamp pull to anyone who will listen - maybe smaller versions of that design, too? (Mine is about the size of a 50 cent piece.) - Corinne L
Shannon - GlassMistress
The dinner fairy whiffed. I'm going to be forced to cook something but for the life of me I don't know what. The only meat in the house is frozen chicken wings, we are out of pasta, there are two red potatoes, cans of corn and tomatoes, frozen green beans, and tortilla chips. veggie nachos?
There is a pan of brownies I made today, and milk. It's the top contender :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Nachos, wings, and brownies. Sounds like a party to me! - Signs Point to LB from Android
Roasted potato wedges and chicken wings? - Jennifer Dittrich
Eggs! Now we're cookin! Cheese omelets w/ salsa. Too bad there arent any tortillas, I'd make breakfast burritos. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Greek green beans! I love 'em.They'd go fine with cheese omelets. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Blue Angels practice for Star-Spangled Banner Weekend - over my street!
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No, not my photo- got it on Twitter. I live off to right of Mr Boh. Nine works just to his left. We get to see (and hear!) this twice more this weekend. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Steven Perez
One Simple Activity Could Undo the Effects of Sitting via @micnews
One Simple Activity Could Undo the Effects of Sitting via @micnews
A new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise says that one five-minute walk after an hour of sitting can counteract side effects like "higher rates of chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, to immediate effects such as strained and sore muscles," all of which have been linked to too much sitting, as Mic's Erin Brodwin previously reported. - Steve C Team Marina
Fine. Now see if your boss will accept it. We were given the Suspicious Glare for just getting up to go to the bathroom too often. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Actually, my boss encourages it, but I have a nice boss. - Steven Perez
^ same. - Jennifer Dittrich
"One Simple Activity Could Undo the Effects of Sitting": "not sitting". - Andrew C (✔)
^ heh - Stephen Mack
I think "One Weird Old Trick" would make a better headline in this case. - Stephen Mack
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @mauxmoe: I want to kill pumpkin spice everything. There's no such thing. PUMPKIN IS NOT A SPICE!
But there IS Pumpkin Pie Spice, which is what they mean. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
If that's what they mean, then that's what they should say. - Holly's favorite Anna
There were at least 3-5 more I think I should’ve gotten, but I still beat @TravisSMcClain! 69/78
There were at least 3-5 more I think I should’ve gotten, but I still beat @TravisSMcClain! 69/78
61/78. Apparently I have no fucks to give about learning to spell people's first names (should've had at least 5 more....) - Jennifer Dittrich
I got 59/78 mainly because I can't type and ran out of time. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Shannon - GlassMistress
Lady whipped into our parking lot in a GMC Yukon that she cant park straight. Fiddled with her hair a bit then got out with her dog and walked him around in our grass - yes he pooped. She is now cleaning out her truck and tossing the trash into our parking lot .... I'm having trouble staying in my seat.
Get out there and kindly hand her a trash bag. And wait. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like m9m's suggestion. But take a photo of her and her car license plate first. - Spidra Webster
OMG my uncle is a bigger ass then they were. The lady was waiting for someone at the repair shop across the street (someone dropping off a vehicle is my take). Once they loaded up and left Unc walked out, picked up the trash, walked it across the street and threw it in that business's yard. I'm left just rolling my eyes. Jeebus! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Wtf? That's so rude. People suck. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Mary Carmen
Lunch time poll topic: do you pronounce the words Mary, merry and marry differently?
oui - jambina
Mary and merry are the same. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes, all different. - Mark H
Si - Mair-y, meh-ry and mah-ry - Marina's Godmother :-)
Close enough to the same to not be noticeable. - Jennifer Dittrich
What Jen said. - Spidra Webster
Two out of three (Mary and marry are indistinguishable). - Walt Crawford
All the same for me. - Stephen Mack
Ditto to Jennifer. - Hedgehog
Nope. - Steven Perez
All the same. - Ken Morley
Pretty much all the same. - Christa
exactly the damn same. like pin and pen - ellbeecee from Android
All the same. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Differently - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Mary is Meh-re, Merry is Mer-re and Marry is Ma-ree - Johnny from iPhone
Mm, Mary and marry about the same. Merry is different. Marie is different as well. - rönin
you are a Long Islander you know how WE pronounce it...the right way ;) - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
I didn't realize there were different ways to pronounce any of them. - Michael W. May from FFHound(roid)!
They'll all sound the same coming out of my mouth. - Jenny H. from Android
All differently. - April Russo
In my head I do .. Not so sure about my mouth. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Stephen Mack
POLL: Do you have paper maps in your car?
(Image credit: Vintage 1968 Texaco Paper Road Map of Oregon, on sale for $3 on Etsy: - Stephen Mack
My answer: Nope. Not for at least five years now. - Stephen Mack
Yes - one of WA, one of the US and Canada. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Yes, many from all over the place. - Todd Hoff
I still use paper maps. - John (bird whisperer)
yes. I keep one of Michigan roads just in case. I haven't needed it often. But the few times I have, it's been invaluable. - MoTO: Team Marina
Of course. I didn't get a smart phone till a year ago and I much prefer a paper map. - Betsy
Nope - Glen Campbell
Nope. They're under my bed. - Anika
yes. - Lnorigb
Nope. - Louis Gray
Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For the record my car also has a tape deck. - Steve C Team Marina
probably ones I printed out from Google and neglected to throw away. - Steele Lawman
yes, I keep an atlas of the US in there - ellbeecee
Yes, several. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Not anymore. I do have an atlas at home for getting a general sense of places I might want to visit. - Amit Patel
I should add, part of the reason I have a couple of paper maps are the couple of times I've been stuck somewhere needing directions when either my phone has died, or there's no service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, mostly for CA, but I have east coast ones at home in the file cabinet. I think there are a few AAA guidebooks in the car, too, come to think of it. - Corinne L
Yes, absolutely, city maps where we drive frequently. CSAA even mails maps (since the nearby office closed). - Walt Crawford
I still have some Hagstrom county books from the 90's, but no car. :P - April Russo
I don't think so. It's entirely possible there are still one or two atlases in the ex-wife's car, though (which used to be mine). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I didn't realize it but yes, we do. Joy actually pulled one out of the glove box the other day and began using it! - Jim: with more caffeine!
I have a small Yellow Pages which has a local street directory, and I think we have a Gold Coast map in there somewhere. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes. - joey
Yes I do. - Stefano.
Nope. Last time was in 2010. - Kevin Johnson from Android
yes - Tamara J. B.
I did when I had a car. I never used them, but I liked them being there. Before GPS went crazy, I used maps religiously. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Nope. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yes (only for Rome. but wasn't opened in ages) - Xabaras (G.O.)
At home. GPS in car. - Janet from FFHound!
I've never owned a car. - Eivind
Yes paper maps still rock but then so does Onstar - WarLord
How many times have you been summoned to jury duty?
Once I've had to show up. Once just called in. Once was breastfeeding. (And how awesome is it that they had that exemption!) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I'd tell you, but then I'm afraid I'd jinx it. *whispers* (zero) - lris
In Virginia, I had to show up once a week for the duration (I forget how long), but I was able to beg off after three weeks because I was moving out of state. In Illinois, Cook County gave me a postponement because I was going to be out of town, then another postponement because I was going to be out of the country, and I'm still waiting for them to call again even though it's been years. - Betsy
Twice that I can remember. Happened earlier this year & got exemption because I'm self employed. - Corinne L
At least six. Served the first two times. Not needed/web checking the next three times. Not needed, but had to spend a morning in the waiting room this time. (There may have been other "not needed" cases.) - Walt Crawford
'Course, in Santa Clara County "not needed" may mean checking twice a day for a full week. In Alameda County, if they don't need you that *day* you're done for the year. - Walt Crawford
I am working on my 4th. I was to go during my vacation so I was able to postpone until February. At least this time I will be as a non smoker. - Janet from FFHound!
Now on my 8th time. 2nd summons in less than a year, too. - Anika
About 6. I've never served on a jury, though. - John (bird whisperer)
5ish, served once. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got many notices, had to show up maybe 4-5 times, served once. It's one day/one trial. That trial lasted 3 days. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Once. They finished selection before it ever got to me. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Once. I told them that I could not be objective about a lawsuit claiming that a landlord in Bedstuy had not installed/maintained adequate safety measures for tenants, leading to someone getting shot. Because, duh. - Meg VMeg
Never. - Alix May
Once for "standard" jury duty but when i called the day before, I was told I didn't have to report. Another time I got a letter that I was on call for the year for grand jury duty, but never was called. - Galadriel C. from Android
About ten. I've never been picked. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
6 or 7 times. I've called in most times and not been selected (actually went to the physical location once), but twice now I've pleaded out because of medical issues that would make it physically hard to have the stamina to be on a jury. - Spidra Webster
Three. I got out of two because I was in my third trimester of pregnancy. The third I showed up for (Clark County, Nevada- bigtime fun), but the defendant plead while I was waiting, so that was that. - Jenny H. from Android
Once. I showed up and got routed to a few different buildings before being excused. I was really looking forward to serving too! - Brian Johns
Oh, and I only went downtown four times. The first time I was 19 & was hoping I'd get picked to serve. The other times I was all, please don't pick me, you ain't gon pay me enough to miss work! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Never and I've always been a little disappointed by that. - joey
Twice, but my cohort didn't get called in either time. - Jennifer Dittrich
Once. I let them know that I am not a citizen and therefore can't, and they quit. - Uli
Summoned maybe 12 times, reported 8 times, served 5. - Anne Bouey
0! - Eivind
2 or 3, never served. - MoTO: Team Marina
Disappointingly, none. - Mark H
only once, many years ago when I still lived in SC. All the civil cases settled before we were sat and the criminal case plead out. That was about 15 years ago. - Jonathan Disher
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RT @FOXBaltimore: Japanese Govt. Reportedly Commits $5B Towards Baltimore-DC Maglev Train: #liveonFOX45
Balto-DC in 15 minutes? Cool. Now I want to watch The Simpsons "Monorail" episode. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've been 69 years old for an hour now, and I can't say I feel any different. Betcha 70 will be a bump.
Happy birthday, m9m! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, love! - Alix May
happy birthday - chaz2b
Happy birthday, Jain! - Anika
Happy 69! - Eivind
Happy birthday!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday! As my grandfather would say, "You are not over Fool's Hill yet." - Corinne L
Happy birthday - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Happy Birthday. - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! 69 is the new 48. - Janet
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Betsy
Happy birthday! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
happy birthday!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! As I'm acutely aware (being 13 days younger than you), 70--really 70.5--is when you have to make some 401(k)/403(b) decisions... 69 is a grace year. - Walt Crawford
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Have a wonderful birthday! - Signs Point to LB from Android
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh my- what a good day. Kids took me to Lebanese Taverna for a late lunch of samplers of Everything Vegetarian and a Mojito. The waitress treated me to a free dessert of baclava and pistachio ice cream. And then there were presents! A sweater knit with an owl design, a blue&white Chinese glass ornament, the world's cutest hedgehog made of sticks, and "Letters of Note." Thanks everyone for your good wishes! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Walt, tell me about this! I will be 62 when my husband turns 70. Because of the age difference I will be early retirement at 59, 58 if I can hoard enough to pay my health insurance. If he must take the test of his pensions I may need to rethink the plan. - Janet from FFHound!
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