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Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
woot!!! - Derrick
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO Moca Blend
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
To our loved ones, for helping us up over our troubles: Thank you. Thank you. So many weepy thank yous. Otto adds his kisses to our gratitude :)
Yes, thank you so much. :) - Jed
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 - Betty Write
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
holly #ravingfangirl
you aren't as funny as you think you are.
yup - Mary Carmen
holly #ravingfangirl
because it can't be said enough today, happy birthday to the bestest of the best @geekandahalf! <3
Complain, complain, complain.
All websites successfully launched and all things FUBARed are no more. So it's #wedding planning time!
I know.
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*whisper* I don't want to jinx this but Luke woke up with a dry diaper and used the potty when he woke up! Happy dance over here!
Yay! - Anne Bouey
Go Luke! Yay! - Tamara J. B.
Literally, go! ;) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Lol! THREE times yesterday! He's practically potty training himself... It's just taking a LOT of months. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
holly #ravingfangirl
oh, the temptation... KitchenAid 6 Qt. Lift Stand Mixer for $329.99 via @woothome
oh, the temptation... KitchenAid 6 Qt. Lift Stand Mixer for $329.99 via @woothome
someday i will have a KitchenAid of my very own... - holly #ravingfangirl
I seriously don't know how I lived without it. I use it for everything now. I don't know why, but I am still surprised when I discover I can use it to do something new. - Mary Carmen
i'm still mad that my mom had one and gave it to someone else when she downsized. KitchenAid has a bonus right now to get the ice cream maker attachment for free too. my main issue? I don't know where i'd keep it. - holly #ravingfangirl
holly - that's the only reason I don't have one, too. They take up a lot of space. Having said that, I'm annoyed that my parents gave their old one to my brother since he doesn't cook or bake much. - Katy S
I sucked it up and dedicated counter space to it. I found I was using it way too much to keep taking it down from the top of the fridge. - Mary Carmen
i keep the one i have now on the top shelf of my pantry. ain't no way this would even fit. I think the only real place i could make space for it is away from where i do most of the cooking. i suppose it could work though. DAMN YOU, WOOT. this is such a good deal. - holly #ravingfangirl
When I moved from LA to NOLA, mine sat in the car in the front seat. O_o - Derrick
I bought mine with my first paycheck about 20 years ago. It still works great. Although I really want that red one. - Trish R from iPhone
haha, school loans -------> - Derrick
*whimper* - Betsy
oh damn. Costco's coupons starting 4/10 have what looks like a comparable model for $60 off which could put it under $300. but it's a Costco-only version. hrm. - holly #ravingfangirl
no free ice cream maker though, cuz costco's coupon for it expired at the end of March. SUCH INDECISION. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd love to have the ice cream maker. And the pasta attachment. - Trish R from iPhone
oh wait, the other coupon includes the costco model. though some reviews are saying there are issues finding attachments/accessories that fit it. GAH. i am going to go run and see how i feel about it then. maybe it will be sold out and i won't have to make a decision. lol - holly #ravingfangirl
OH GOOD GRIEF. i am still trying to decide. i'm gonna be sitting here with my finger on the trigger until 9:58 or until woot sells out. i think i have determined that what's different about this one is worth the $30 more than Costco's version. - holly #ravingfangirl
Girl, if you don't order that damn mixer... - Derrick
Those tall ones won't fit under my cabinets. I'm jealous of y'all who have have enough space for them. - Katy S
I wish I could use mine more often, but I don't have the counter-space to keep it out all the time, and it's so damned heavy that I never feel like dragging it out of the cupboard. I end up using a whisk or a small hand-mixer for 99% of my mixing needs. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
DO EEEEEEEET! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
The free ice cream maker is totally worth it! - Galadriel C. from Android
IT IS DONE. we'll see if i get the ice cream maker. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I admit I'm always surprised to find out that someone *doesn't* have a KitchenAid. I grew up with one and when I started planning for my first apartment, it was the very first thing I bought. And every time I've moved, it's ridden shotgun (with a seatbelt, natch). I finally replaced my original with a 7 quart professional model a couple years ago. Still the star of the kitchen. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I sometimes regret not having one. I grew up with one, too, and they're wonderful. For a very long time it was a space issue (I had a horrible tiny galley kitchen). Now I'm afraid I'd bake more than I already do. ;) - Katy S
I grew up with one but have never felt the need for my own, oddly. - laura x from iPhone
My mil has a 50yo one that works great. She gave me mine for a shower gift. Subsequent gifts included both pasta attachments and the meat grinder. :) I have a separate cuisinart ice cream maker with spare bowl - Christina Pikas from iPhone
G at her portrait session today...
Farmer’s Mkt haul: bananas, papaya, yogurt, tortillas, cheese, apples, broccolini, bread, ice cream, some dude’s number. #hiyoooo
Hopefully you didn't have to pay for that last item. :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Just a smile and some pleasant conversation. :) - Derrick
I love the farmer's market! esp. that last item. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
holly #ravingfangirl
Old Lady Kramer doesn't move around much at all these days, but the last couple days she has started following patches of sun around throughout the day. <3
Aww. I love elderly cats. I miss my old man Samuel. - laura x from iPhone
Grateful to know this is a cat and not a library patron. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
glad she's enjoying the sunshine! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Loverly! :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Ah, it's the '80s again. Thanks for making me feel young, Melly! - Spidra Webster
And not a hairdryer or can of mousse in sight. What sorcery is this??! - Melly
Sammy would be proud. - Rodfather
Now, my Lita Ford earworm is back. THANKS A LOT, MELLISSA! - Anika
It ain't no big thing. - Melly
Can I skip on the wonky lipstick though? - Melly
Corinne L
Okay, y'all, let's flood FF with all the things we love about Tamara. Time to put massive amounts of positive energy out there for her and the baby.
I love that today I found the photo booth photos she insisted we take after seeing the Muppet movie together (the one with Jason Segal). - Corinne L
I love that she is generous, silly, funny, and always knows the right things to say when I am going through it. - Corinne L
I love that, now matter how frantic her life is, she always has time to check in on her friends to make sure we are all okay. - vicster: full-bodied
I love how she believes in good. Even when life is shit, Tam always believes in good. I aspire to emulate that. - vicster: full-bodied
I love how Tam always cares about how her friends are doing/feeling, even when she's going thru it herself. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I love how she's always responding to me with DMs that are super helpful like kids activities and Meetup groups. She takes a post where I say I need to do something and she kickstarts me into action with concrete ideas. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I love how generous, kind and thoughtful she is. And how she always knows when to DM me with a good word or smile. - Mary Carmen
I love, love her smile. So pretty in pictures, but in person she really does light up a room! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Her generosity of spirit is huge, and so real, I can't help but love her. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Thanks, you guys. I love you all. I really do try to be a great person and friend because I genuinely care. I know I could always do more and be better but I'm grateful that you guys feel loved or special in whatever big or small way as a result of our friendship. I want the best for all of you. Xoxo - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Big smooches to you, Tam. - Corinne L
That in amongst all this she finds time to check in with Helen and be a cheerleader :) - Pete
You got there before me... in amongst all this crap, there was still a message for me this morning wishing me a great day ;-) And I've not yet told y'all about my amazing birthday present. Or how she listens to me moaning about work every week! Or the great advice she gives. Or how she's brought Josh Jackson into my life *swoon*... - Heleninstitches
I love how thoughtful and generous and kind she is :oD - Melly
I simply adore Tamara's sunshine! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
She's always very eager and generous with running advice and I appreciate that. She's a wonderful lady. - Jed from iPhone
I love how she never gives up, no matter how much crap life throws her way. How she responds to life's adversities, not pretending everything is always okay, admitting when she is having a shit day, but always ready for a brighter day tomorrow. She has a lovely soul, she's a great hugger, and she has a radiant smile. - Jenny H.
Thank you. I barely slept last night and my heart still hurts, yes, I'm angry too, but it was such a bright spot to wake up to these messages. I appreciate the love. *group hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Tam is always looking out for others' well-being. She is very loving, caring and very energetic. She is persistent, doesn't know what quitting means. She is intelligent. And all of that will come on handy once Miss M is here soon. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Tam is very generous and thoughtful, and she sends out lovely cards. - John (bird whisperer)
I lub TamTam, bcoz shes' always positive and always is very thought of others ! - Peter Dawson
Where do I begin? She's funny. She's cute. She's got a great laugh. She's very sweet. She's a great motivator. She's sends out great cards. She likes John Hughes movies. She makes Adam happy. She's Tam Tam. :) - Steven Perez
She is by all accounts an amazing person. I've never met her in real life, yet I have lovely notes from her on my cork board and fridge b/c that's the thoughtful and genuinely kind person she is. I feel beyond lucky to share a name with her. If she needed me to go to California and organize a protection detail for her and the baby, I would do it. For real. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
All of the above and everything else! - Katy S from iPhone
She sent me cookies, internationally, to encourage an act of creativity I was trying. Delicious. Tam invests in people. So lovely, she. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Beauty and heart. Glenda the Good Witch ;) - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
I like the way Micah explained it. Tam invests in people is so true. A bright light and loving soul. - Janet from FFHound!
How can I find the words to express how much it means to me that you guys care and "get" me? I appreciate every kind word and sentiment. Much love to all of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. - Tamara J. B.
Brent, it's on you to give her a big hug from all of us tomorrow. And say hello to baby M while you're at it. :-D - Corinne L
My sweetie Colleen is the best wife ever! She has been taking excellent care of me. When I got home from surgery, she had all sorts of frozen treats waiting for me, including ice cream and Avengers popsicles and strawberry parfait. She also had picked me up the two "Fantastic Four" movies and "Drag Me to Hell" on DVD. I am a very lucky man.
I love and adore her so much. :) - Jed
I love Drag Me to Hell....also yeah she is awesome. - Mary Carmen
I've never seen it, but I've been wanting to. - Jed
After you watch it, read this: - Mary Carmen
Stephen Mack
61 degrees at North Lake Tahoe. Kids enjoyed the water and beach. Hi!
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Hi! Looks like they're having fun! - Anne Bouey
So glad you're all having a wonderful trip! Yay, Spring Break! - Tamara J. B.
:) - Jenny H.
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Oh man I have been quiet lately cause things haven't been great but tonight I found opt that if I can get me a passport the theater I volunteer For wants to send me to a theater on Vancouver BC to check out their tech layout! I've never been to Canada!
Yay!! Canada!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yeah the offer came out of nowhere. What is a passport like a hundred bucks or is it more now? I've never had one - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
I'm still kinda cheesed off that dumb parents make stupid comments when they see g playing football...sorry that she is a better ball player than your son....
Shit yeah she is. - Mary Carmen
Here is our new foster Nina...she is a more mature lady of 6 years old. She is cute....
Yup...that's e...growing too fast.... - furrworld
Her face changed. I feel bad for you, she is gorgeous. Kenny better start cleaning his gun. - Mary Carmen
Yes I know...I feel bad for me she is a nice person...not just cause she is my kid. She has a kind heart...beautiful on the inside and outside... - furrworld
Yup. - Mary Carmen
"Look at me! Look at me!"
I'm good. - Derrick
Miss Scarlett is home..... :)
Yay! - Anne Bouey
:-) - Steven Perez from Android
Welcome home, Scarlett. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Hooray!!! - vicster: full-bodied
:))) - Jenny H. from Android
I'm waiting for that couples skate moment with the right girl—any girl—at the roller rink, yeah play that rock ballad, dim the lights and spin up the mirror ball old.
I miss roller rinks. All the ones we had out here closed years ago. :( I'm sure I could find one deep the heart of the Bay Area, but...y'know. I'm old. - Hookuh Tinypants
*fist bumpage* - Micah
A friend in SF goes down to Redwood City to get his fix. Surely there has to be something closer to you than that, though. - Spidra Webster
I just googled and found out the Stardust, the last 'retro' rink I went to in greater Vancouver in the 90s closed down in 2005. :(( - Micah
The one in Milpitas just closed...pretty sure Redwood City's the last one left :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
There's one in Roseville, Amanda! Probably the same distance for you as finding one in the Bay area. - Corinne L
Speaking of roller rinks... - Spidra Webster
Here we have e in the dress she finally decided on for g's communion...i need a nap after shopping with her
Cute! - Anne Bouey
Girls dresses are so short these days. We went to several stores and this length is all they seem to's cute but I would like it more if it was a few inches longer. - furrworld
I know a lot of young girls who wear shorts under their dresses of this length. The dance/exercise spandex type seem to be a popular choice. - Katy S
Yes spandex shorts are a definate...I'm not at all about her having her lunch hanging out all over.... - furrworld
Audrey wears leggings under dresses quite a bit. They have inexpensive ones at Old Navy. Some are plain and others have cute lace around the ankle. - Rochelle
She will wear stockings/pantyhose for church and then she can take them off for the party afterwards since its at our house. I have a feeling she will want to change anyway when we get home to something more comfortable. - furrworld
Cute! (And hi Rochelle!) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Adorable! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Love it! - Mary Carmen
Baby lambs!!!
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Where is this? - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Ardenwood Farm in Fremont. Cute, right? - Yvonne
They were so adorable! We had a great time! - Mary Carmen
Super cute! So glad you guys could meet up for a day of fun. <3 - Tamara J. B.
Mariella slept through all of the oohing and aahing over the lambs. Quite impressive. Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Scott told me you guys were having a play date at Ardenwood. I was so jealous! - Stephen Mack
We will all have to go back with all the kids. - Mary Carmen
Yes! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm not sure what I did in a past life to let me live the life I'm living, but I am so grateful, every day.
Maybe you were a dung beetle in a past life, so the god had decided to go easy on you this go around. - Joe - Systems Analyst
*casually throws shade at the poor grammar and writing ability of the candidates' letter writing recommenders*
Finding good people is so hard, y'all. Lord have mercy. - Derrick
Letters of recc aren't great anyway-talking to people lets you hear them hesitate as they search for ways to describe someone. IMO, of course - ellbeecee from Android
Letters are good for people who express themselves better with a little time to think about it. We actually have to have both phone calls and a follow-up letter for references. We tell the person we're required to have a letter in the file (HR rules, yay!), so they can take notes while we talk and basically write to answer the same questions we asked in the call. Sometimes people have really great info to add after the call. - kaijsa
This is a thing that I've long wanted to talk to our admissions staff about; as a rule, prospective students' employers outside academia write TOTAL CRAP ref letters, which then damage the applicant even though it's not the applicant's fault. - RepoRat
I will say that amongst other members of the search committee, we had our top favorites and the letters didn't really do much to sway or influence us. Moving along to the next stage. - Derrick
that's because, outside academia, reference *letters* don't usually happen. i can only get such letters now because i work in academia and they actually know what i'm talking about. - henry
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Tooled a new wrist cuff just now. When it's dried, I'll finish the edges, dye it, top coat it, and sew on a buckle.
Tooled a new wrist cuff just now. When it's dried, I'll finish the edges, dye it, top coat it, and sew on a buckle.
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