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(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). - The First NoeLB 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
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
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
Mark H
Photographs And History: The Face Of Virginia -
Photographs And History: The Face Of Virginia
Photographs And History: The Face Of Virginia
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I bought a 1960s-published book in a charity shop showcasing photography of Virginia by A. Aubrey Bodine which might be of some interest to anyone from around that area of the world. The book itself isn't just a great collection of imagery but a fantastic source of historical information and it's fascinating to also see the things that have changed since its publication. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I grew up on Bodine's photos of Baltimore and Yardley's cartoons. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
holly #ravingfangirl
doing some christmas shopping, now have the urge to re-read Beverly Cleary books.
I read the Henry Huggins and Beezus ones when I was a kid, and I remember thinking Beverly Cleary was the first adult I found that really understood how kids think and feel, and I hoped I would be like that when I grew up. When my Kid discovered the Ramona books I read them as well, and they were just as great. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I luh her. - Jenny H. from Android
Saw a woman with Ramona tattooed on her leg once. When I complimented her tat, she was all, you know who she is! Nobody ever knows who she is! And that blew me away, didn't even occur to me that there were people who'd never read the books! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steve C Team Marina
When does the parenting thing from move from thoroughly exhausting into any other phase? When they leave for college?
Not sure. I have one in his second year of college and it hasn't gotten any less exhausting yet. It's a different kind of exhausting, but exhausting nonetheless. - WebGoddess
Death? - Soup in a TARDIS
Why do people have these things again then? - Steve C Team Marina
So they'll have someone to empty the dishwasher? (This is what my dad always claimed :P ) - Soup in a TARDIS
When you are pushing up daises - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
All joking aside, I think every month gets slightly less exhausting (sleep regressions & teething excluded). YMMV - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
9 months was pretty awesome until we stopped sleeping because teething. - Jenica from iPhone
14 is ok. But we only have one. I had to ask him to clean out the dishwasher. Again. - Joe
Dang Jenica you got to 9 months pre teething, We hit that at 5 months and sleep now down to 1.5 hours at a time. His first two teeth are in looks like two more locked and loaded for arrival. - Steve C Team Marina
After 3 years old I think. They can express themselves fairly well then and they want to help out (at least until the teen years). I'm still tired a lot: driving, homework, drama, etc. But it's a good tired. I like being a dad. Edit: As to "why"? *shrug* The best explanation I ever heard was, "It's in the blood." Biological/evolutionary imperative I guess. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
There's a period of time in the early teen years where all they do is sleep. That's a nice phase. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I found I had a lot more free time when they learned to drive. - Ken Morley
^^This. Too bad I spent it worrying about all the other idiots in cars out there, just driving around until they crossed paths with my kid. Fortunately, this never actually happened and he's yet to get in a wreck. **knock on wood** - WebGoddess
^^ I was more worried about the other drivers. ;) - Ken Morley
We were doing so well until teething started a week ago. Now we're in the phase where she doesn't sleep for more than an hour at a time and that's pretty hellacious. - Brian Johns
There is a bubble between ~12 and the midpoint of high school (US version). They start to get more human after that as the various parts of their brains finish wiring up. observation: Helicopter parenting extends the bubble significantly.Facing and overcoming responsibilities on their own (with overt support and maybe a bit of help from behind the curtain) in high school will significantly ease things. - David Lounsbury
The 14 yo i mentioned starts driving lessons this spring. I certainly hope his attention span changes once he starts driving. - Joe
Walt Crawford
F**CK! An apparently legit Flash update came up (and Flash obviously needs updating)...and now some G*#)(^ site "Vosran" has forced itself as the home page on both FF and IE, forced itself as the default search provider on both, forced an ad sidear and has three ad windows at the bottom that I can't close. Any help, anyone?
Any attempt to deal with one of the idiot windows just brings up a new blank tab. Oh, that's Vostran, not Vosran. - Walt Crawford
I've finally managed to close the windows and restore my search engine, but damn... - Walt Crawford
I got a redirect to a Flash update. When I closed the tab without clicking anything else, it downloaded a .exe - bentley
Malwarebytes or similar (spybot search and destroy) should clear your little infection right up, Walt. Flash fakes are a HUGE problem and very easy to mistakenly install. - WebGoddess
Here's a step-by-step guide using some other virus removal tool. I'm not familiar with it, but I bet Malwarebytes (which I know is reputable) would work just fine in it's place. - WebGoddess
Thanks; if the ads (now with video!) will give me any bandwidth, I'll try to do that (at least Chrome--which I'm on now--seems to have resisted it a little. But only a little.) - Walt Crawford
Now I can't even load the page you suggest (and all three browsers seem infected). Running MS Safety Scanner--I run Security Essentials full-time--with, so far, no results. I deleted every file I could find with that name in it, and seem to have my home page back--but still the ads and sidebar. Sigh. Maybe it's time for a new PC. - Walt Crawford
Malwarebytes worked for me but the problem seems to recur anyway. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
After going through the whole process (except actually resetting Firefox), it seems (cross fingers) to have worked--at least in Firefox, I don't see the ad windows. (The first time I started it after running Malwarebytes, the windows started to emerge--and Malwarebytes alerted me to three questionable addresses, each of which I excluded. The ad windows then disappeared, and haven't returned--but there still may be some mystery stuff lurking.) Anyway: THANK YOU for the suggestion. - Walt Crawford
An afternoon completely wasted, but I think I'm back in business. - Walt Crawford
We got exactly that on a bunch of our public computers awhile back. Fun times. - laura x from iPhone
This is intense, but worth it, apparently (scroll down): - Meg VMeg
Hmmm. - Joe
Followup: I already use Microsoft Security Essentials as my primary antivirus, but will leave Malwarebytes running (they seem to coexist well)--and Hitman Pro for the 30-day free trial. Maybe. As far as I can tell, the real point of the idiot ads is that two of them are telling you you need to scan your computer right now to fix problems (which I did *not* do)--and if you do that, I'm sure you get hit with really nasty stuff. - Walt Crawford
Otherwise, what's the point? The video ads make the browser essentially useless and nobody's going to go buy stuff because it's been forced into their faces. Are they? (Odd thoughts as I sit here hoping today's Storm of the Decade doesn't cost us power. We're undergrounded, so maybe good.) - Walt Crawford
Yup - if you were to download their "helpful" scanners, they would own your computer. Glad to hear that you got it pretty well under control, though! - WebGoddess
I always recommend using a bootable anti-virus program to ensure you've cleaned out the problem. There are plenty and many of them are free. This makes sure the virus isn't resident in memory controlling your OS when it cleans your system. Here's an example: - Eric - ill subliminal
Side-effect of fixes: Malwarebytes is more aggressive/cautious about web pages than either FF itself or Security Essentials. Just had two Ivy Publisher pages flagged/excluded as malicious. Perhaps not ideal for even a predatory OA publisher to have malicious pages. - Walt Crawford
In October 2013, we listed morning desk snacks What are your go-to desk snacks now? Not just morning, but also afternoon.
Apple and a Baby Bel cheese. - ellbeecee
Almonds, dark chocolate. - Laura Krier
We started getting NatureBox snacks, and I sometimes bring those in. - Laura Krier
And some days (like today) I go downstairs to the cafe and get a big sugary cookie. Oh, wait, you asked for healthy snacks. - Laura Krier
Who said anything about healthy? (Oh, I see, the original link did. Never mind.) Healthy, not-healthy, I'm just concerned with effective at this point. - bentley
Cheerios, chex mix, other cereal, peanut butter, snickers bars. - Hedgehog
I actually just went upstairs in search of cheetos. But the machine had doritos, so I was going to buy those. Except they "upgraded" the card swipe system today, and I can't pay with panthercash (the funds you can load on your ID as a debit account) and I don't have any actual cash, so instead I'm eating walnuts and almonds. They really don't have the saltiness I wanted. But they'll do. - ellbeecee
Graze box. Dried tart cherries & honey sesame cashews from Trader Joe's. Instant oatmeal. ClifBars. (I don't get to eat lunch a lot so I mostly live on snacks). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Crackers + protein (peanut butter or cheese). - laura x
When hungry: Graze box. Fresh fruit. When annoyed: a bag of those mixed doritos or an ice cream. Mostly though I do OK with no snacks. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I have a squeezy applesauce. - J. Marie B
My snack drawer's a little thin at the moment. It's got a bit of dark chocolate, mixed nuts, wasabi peas, and one of those little fruit cups Oh, and one Wasa cracker and just enough peanut butter to put on it. - Kirsten
Oops. Thought we were just discussing what we were having for a snack. Okay, I've also got individual bags of mixed nuts, more squeeze applesauce, tiny bags of Jelly Belly beans (which I've been giving out when I walk around the library), and Lifesavers candy canes. - J. Marie B
and those Tic Tacs - maʀtha
I have muesli bars, also some plums I dehydrated last summer, also some nuts that have probably gone stale. - Deborah Fitchett
Spidra Webster
BBC News - First Bus wins wheelchair court judgement -
BBC News - First Bus wins wheelchair court judgement
"Bus companies are not required by law to force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users in designated bays on vehicles, senior judges ruled. First Bus appealed against a court ruling, won by a disabled man from West Yorkshire, that the firm's wheelchair policy was discriminatory. Doug Paulley, 36, was denied access to a First bus to Leeds when a woman with a pushchair refused to move. The Court of Appeal overturned a Leeds County Court judgement in his favour. 'Request not require' Mr Paulley had attempted to board the bus in Wetherby to visit his parents in Leeds in February 2012. But he was told to wait for another one when the woman with the pushchair refused to move because her baby was asleep. First's policy was one of "requesting but not requiring" non-disabled travellers, including those with babies and pushchairs, to vacate space needed by a wheelchair user. In September, a county court judge said the firm's policy was in breach of the Equality Act 2010. Mr... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Wow even in the heart of the hood I've never seen anyone refuse to move for a wheelchair. Even moms with strollers. Okay, it's requested but not required. Still, what's wrong with that lady? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Same here, Starmama. In fact bus riders will call out "Wheelchair comin'" and folks will get up from the wheelchair bench and even help the driver convert it to a wheelchair slot. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
It really boggles my mind. - Spidra Webster
Jason Toney
RT @ezraklein: Each state’s most distinctive job, in one map:
RT @ezraklein: Each state’s most distinctive job, in one map:
Astronomers? Really? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Just found out that the cold I have is known locally as "The One with the 5 Week Cough." So I guess I got that one and should be good in a week. Maybe.
I hope you feel better soon. - Spidra Webster
Thanks, Hon. It's a weird cold. One day of ridiculous chills, several days of constant nasal goo, and then a cough that leaves you breathless.Apparently "everybody at work" has it, but I barely leave my house. Can't imagine where I got it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Bleagh. Sounds like a job for whiskey and honey. - Spidra Webster
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim: meatvalve.
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - The First NoeLB from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - David Lounsbury
The real question is, why is Facebook not on you? - Steele Lawman from Android
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
I suppose one advantage of a hot food bar is the ability to have pork, beef, shrimp, fish, chicken AND turkey all in the same meal.
I just had pork, beef, shrimp, fish, chicken and turkey for lunch. - rönin
That's cool. I like the hot food bar because I can get All The Vegetables and nobody forces me to choose any meat. So it evens out. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Fun new book by Fellow Friendfeeder "Nine" - Soon to be available in paperback for $6. Ready NOW on Kindle internationally! It's even FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
Ok, yeah My Kid wrote it. But it's really funny, a bit Urban Fantasy, a touch Hard-Boiled Narrator, a wee bit homoerotic. It sold well under her original ebook contract and this has been updated and expanded since the original was issued. She even makes a little money from the free Unlimited offer, so give it a try! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate : NPR -
'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate : NPR
"You're ready to check out at the supermarket. There are only eight items in your cart, so you look for the express lane. The sign above says "10 items or less." Do you: — Head for the register without a second thought? — Rue the decline of the English language because you were taught that the sign should say "10 items or fewer?"" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"This week's "Word Matters" conversation with Weekend Edition host Scott Simon explores the "less vs. fewer" debate." - Maitani
Rue. - bentley
^LOL - Eivind from Android
Both of the above choices. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'd do either, but mentally congratulate the store that uses "fewer." - Walt Crawford
Often times, the express lane takes longer... typical human conundrum. - Adriano
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes! Another book by a Fellow Friendfeeder! Available on Kindle for $2.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited. Paperback out soon! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Jason Toney
Patriotic Americans have the right not to believe in any God
Patriotic Americans have the right not to believe in any God
Saw an article on MSN yesterday that said 7 states still had statutes that said atheists cannot serve on juries. Maryland is one of them. My reaction was - Whoa-you mean I should have been exempt from Jury Duty ALL THIS TIME??? (MD is trying to change the law). - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
holly #ravingfangirl
i still get chills listening to Jeff Buckley.
just think what could have been. - holly #ravingfangirl
If you think he is amazing you should listen to his dad, Tim. He is chill-inducing as well. - Mary Carmen
that came up on twitter too! I've listened to a bit, but not in a long time. - holly #ravingfangirl
Youtube Tim Buckley "Song to the Siren"/final episode of The Monkees. At the end of the show they introduce him and he plays. I never forgot it. So glad I found it again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
i am listening to that song right now. i'll check out that version. - holly #ravingfangirl
My personal favorite is "Buzzin Fly." - Mary Carmen from iPhone
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
*peek* - Alix May
Reopened ff like 3 times and now I can comment again. and "like" works too! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Unfortunately we still can't like comments. :D - Alix May
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Well, it's St Nicholas Day, so I put up the Tree..
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It changes colors so it's all Festive and stuff. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Friendfeed is suddenly not letting me "Like" or "Comment" on anything.
Why do all flatware sets come with an equal number of normal spoons & those gigantic spoons that no one uses?
Oh, man - I use the big spoons all of the time. Probably more than the smaller ones. - Jennifer Dittrich
I use those "gigantic" spoons all the time. Unless you're talking about serving spoons. - Spidra Webster
Thing 1 does, too, but she's the only one in the house that does. I can't even fit those spoons in my mouth without spilling all over the place. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I guess it might depend on the set as well - mine aren't too huge, just about 1 and 1/2 times the smaller ones. - Jennifer Dittrich
To clarify, for "normal" spoons, I'm referring to the ones that are approximately teaspoon size, the "gigantic" ones are the ones that are approximately tablespoon size. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I call them icecream spoons :D - Melly Claus
Ice cream. Soup. Cereal. Mac n cheese. Those spoons are my life. - Hookuh Tinypants
Ice cream! - Jenica from iPhone
The flatware set I have came with a double quantity of teaspoons, as you call them. - Corinne L
Soup spoons. You don't put them in your mouth; you sip from the side. I use them for smaller serving spoons. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I actually like using serving spoons, but those are limited. Everyone in the house uses table spoons for eating, and the teaspoons are reserved for drinks or small children. - NOT THE CRICKET
They're too big for me to eat with but they're useful for serving & perfect for scooping out canned food. For eating I actually prefer iced tea spoons, some people call em sundae spoons, because the bowl of even regular spoons feels too big. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sorry, are we talking about regular soup spoons? I like the kind that are oval, they're what I've always used for soup. The kind that are round and more like a miniature dipper, those I don't like.... more... - bentley
I grew up with teaspoons, soup spoons, tablespoons and dessert spoons. Also cake forks and splayds. FUCKING SPLAYDS. We used them to eat tuna mornay. FUCKING MORNAY *sobs* - Melly Claus
It is an evil device. Only because I associate it with tuna mornay. I HATED tuna when I was a kid. Mornay night was the pits. - Melly Claus
oh. I think splayds are what my mother calls pie forks, and they're used for pie, naturally. I have no idea what tuna mornay is, but I suspect it's like tuna casserole. - ellbeecee
Starmama - I totally get that; we have 2 or 3 sundae/iced tea spoons, and they get used a lot. Bentley - I was originally referring to the oval spoons (as shown in your Ikea photo), not the round ones (which are generally what I think of when someone says "soup spoon" - as shown in your second photo). I don't know too many flatware sets that come with an equal number of soup spoons (the... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
We use the tablespoon-size (which I think of as soup spoons--but the oval ones, not the round ones I see at restaurants) all the time. - Walt Crawford
Walt Crawford
Techie hivemind request: I'm considering giving up on Firefox (the 10x-a-day-or-more Flashcrashes getting old) and moving to Chrome...but I really detest seeing Arial/Helvetica/similarly drab sans serif on damn near every page. I can't find Chrome's equivalent to Firefox's "don't let websites override my typeface" option. Is there one somewhere?
I read your request but I have no answer. Just posting for the Bump. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
In basics, no - not from what I can see. Users can specify their own stylesheet, but that might be more fuss than you want to go to: They've got decent directions for how to accomplish that, but as the original poster says, that seems like an awful lot of bother for something so simple in other browsers. - Jennifer Dittrich
Morton Fox
Mason Dixon marker. Because standing at the corner of the state is fun! @ Mason-Dixon Line
Mason Dixon marker. Because standing at the corner of the state is fun! @ Mason-Dixon Line
Where is this one? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Southwest corner of Delaware. - Morton Fox
Started brining the turkey this morning, will let it soak overnight, too. Potatoes & yams are ready to cook tomorrow, too #thanksgiving
Still have to prepare the dressing tonight, so I can throw it in the oven tomorrow, too. Then, I'll still have to boil the potatoes and mash them, bake the sweet potato casserole, prepare the rolls & bake them, prepare & bake the macaroni and cheese, make the salad and, of course bake the turkey tomorrow. Lots to do. Glad we're not eating until around 6 or so. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Forgot that I have to cook the sauerkraut tomorrow, too. Busy day today, busier day tomorrow. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
How do you fix your sauerkraut? I just like caraway seeds in mine, but some folks serve theirs with kielbasa. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
For thanksgiving, I generally just open the can (I prefer canned over bags or jars) and put it in the crock pot with the turkey neck. When I'm preparing sauerkraut for normal dinners, I'll either do kielbasa or country-style ribs with it. I don't like caraway seeds, so I don't bother with them. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
______ everywhere.
Go. - Julian
Snow. - The First NoeLB from Android
Microbes. - John (bird whisperer)
Joe. - Joe
They're - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Fail. - Greg Schwartz
Water, water - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
How to ruin Karina’s ENTIRE day: Keep her from dropping a bookmark behind the couch.
I think one of Shakespeare's tragedies was written about that premise. - Steve C Team Marina
But she was doing that FOR SCIENCE! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Mark H
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog -
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog
Livin' the Dream with Green Stamps: A 1975 Catalog
"I remember [Green Stamps] all too well. They were immensely popular during the 60s and 70s. In fact, the S&H catalog was the largest publication in the U.S. and produced three times more stamps than the U.S. Post Office! But then, as early as 1980, green stamps were over." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
They were Green Shield Stamps over this side of the pond and I've got faint memories of my parents collecting the books in the late 70s/early 80s. - Mark H
i remember this. my mom got a few things this way, including at least one toy for me. probly a bit of plasticware, as well. - Big Joe Silence
When I got married (1967) all our relatives gave us their Green Stamps, loose and in books. We compiled them and went to the redemption center to shop for our wedding. I got a set of dishes, flatware, a fancy clock, some pot & pans, a lot of household stuff. All for "free"! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
As it turned out, we didn't know we had to pay the sales tax on those things. It was so embarrassing; we didn't have the money. We offered to go home and get it if they would hold our stuff. The man in line behind us paid the tax and said it was a wedding present. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Such a lovely gesture and a great story. - Mark H
my dad still has a pretty good card table we got at the S&H store when i was 3. - Big Joe Silence
My local store is doing something with green stamps. I mentioned these and the cashier had no idea what I was talking about. The lady in line behind me said I looked too young to remember Green Stamps. We got a lot of stuff with Green Stamps when my dad was still in the Army. - Anika
Around here, the last redemption centers were on military bases. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I loved looking at the stamp book & going the stamp store. I remember my mom saving up for a blender and some embroidered towels. I know she got more stuff but I don't remember what it was. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My uncle still has a book for them, lol - Halil
I only know them from books. Nice to "see" them for the first time. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Do people still have punch bowls? - Halil
They still exist (sort of) and I have come across one supermarket in my area that prints codes on their receipts. And you can also trade in any of your remaining Green Stamps for conversion to GreenPoints. I think instead of merchandise, they give out gift cards now. - April Russo
I have a glass punch bowl I bought in the 90s, but all the cups are long gone. I only actually served punch in it twice, I use it for serving side dishes and mixing meat loaf now, mostly. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sarah G.
On one hand I enjoy fancy food and on the other I believe any food can be improved by wrapping it in a crescent roll.
It's the crescent roll that makes it Fancy. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Croissant. That makes it extra fancy. - bentley
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