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Mary Carmen

Mary Carmen

Recovering academic librarian, SAHM, knitter, yarn snob, & walking addict. My world is being overtaken by toys that make noise.
100 degrees today. FML.
Welcome back to central valley heat. - Corinne L
56 degrees today. I had to go to Walmart in Emporia and buy a sweatshirt because I didn't pack well. It may hit 60, though, later, so there is that... - WebGoddess
My husband asks the important questions, "Why are all Grateful Dead songs like 19 minutes long?"
Because drum solos. - Stephen Mack
because that gives you the time to contemplate shooting yourself and then enough time to talk yourself out of it - royce
Because spinning - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
LSD and pot, lots of pot. - Janet
Nitrous - Big Joe Silence from Android
Pot was my guess, too. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
also, helium. am i the only person to watch a Grateful Dead docu? - Big Joe Silence
^Never seen one. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Shrooms. Shorter trip than LSD but made every Dead concert a sight to behold. - Hookuh Tinypants
Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
"Drink your water, boo. Don't eat cat food."--- Ah, the sounds of my family.
"My passion's puppetry." #creepycommercial
Right? That skeeves me out every time. - Jennifer Dittrich
If you can't park the car, you should not buy it or drive it.
Amen, sister! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I fear this is about to be me. :( I keep telling my husband that I have to parallel park every day. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
while waiting in line in the driveway at our kids' school this morning i saw a dumbass in her Yukon drive up the curb onto the sidewalk while talking on her phone, then throw her Starbucks at the minivan blocking her attempt to turn back onto the pavement. you read that right, she was knee-driving her Yukon in front of the school at 8am. some ppl just should'nt be allowed to operate large child-crushing machinery, period. - Big Joe Silence
But what about the special BWM parking school???? - DJF
I am gonna break my arm off patting myself on the back for how fucking fantastic my rye bread came out.
Everything must go in the mouth. Everything.
Omni per os - Stephen Mack
I hate the fact that when asked for three words to describe me as a person/friend, my immediate responses were all negative.
I've been tagged to do it, too. I'll need to dig deep. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
1. Bad 2. Mama 3. Jama. You're welcome. - Corinne L
MC, creative, loyal, protective, generous, and thoughtful, come to mind when I think of you. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
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
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 ;) - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
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
Head pats for everyone.
May I have another, please? - MoTO: Team Marina
*pat pat* - Mary Carmen
Does it come with a side of slap on the ass? - Steve C Team Marina
Steven. - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks, MC. I needed that. - MoTO: Team Marina
I would pay good money to be able to go back to bed for the next 3 hours.
and they say money can buy happiness - Azemat
*offers to babysit for free so that you can go sleep* - Sir Shuping is just sir
Me too, MC. Meeeee tooooozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - vicster: full-bodied
My bread is "slap my ass and call me, Shirley" good!
Oh, how I love afternoon nap time.
Me too. I got mine in today as well. - Julian
Seriously. Once my boys stop napping, I'll need to sneak them in when they're at school. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I spent 30 minutes this afternoon listening to this toy say, "Peek a boo! I see you!" over and over and over and over and over and over. I get some sort of prize for not punting it out the back door, right?
yes, yes you do. my little brother used to have a furby and we got so tired of it that i stuck it in the kitchen cabinet. - Sir Shuping is just sir
This chiro is gonna have to work a serious miracle this morning.
Obama looks so old.
I was noticing that recently. I remember thinking that late in Clinton's presidency, too. - John (bird whisperer)
If I had to deal with the same clowns dealing the same BS every freaking day, I'd look around 90 myself. - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
I think that's just what happens to dudes at that age. Look at GWB. He was an exercise fiend and he pretty clearly did not give a shit about anything policy-wise and he still aged pretty hard while in office. - Andrew C (✔)
It's the massive stress of the presidency + natural aging process. - Corinne L
Back on the IBS meal plan.
Gah. I hope things settle down. Do you take anything for the cramps? - Pete : Team Marina
I take a lot of papaya. - Mary Carmen
And now Lauren Bacall.....what a week....and it's only Tuesday.
It was time to join Humphrey - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
I don't understand why someone has not yet set Matt Walsh on fire.
I've never heard of this toolbag before, but I'm annoyed he shares the same name with the comedian Matt Walsh. - Andrew C (✔)
Good grief! I couldn't even get through the article. - vicster: full-bodied
HOLY SHIT NO WAY - Stephen Mack
Too young. - Joe
NBC just confirmed. - Mary Carmen
:( - Me
Damn :( - Stephen Mack
Aw, dang. RIP. - Jennifer Dittrich
And sorry, MC -- my "no way" wasn't any kind of doubt about what you said, it was pure denial. I just didn't want it to be true. - Stephen Mack
Dang. Bummer. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
So sad :( - Jen
And she has figured out how to climb up the stairs.
Danger, Will Robinson! - Big Joe Silence
Today, the stairs. Tomorrow, the trees! - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
Or sliding down the banister. - John (bird whisperer)
And the bookshelves. - vicster: full-bodied
Is she open to a lesson on how to climb back down? - Galadriel C. from Android
Soon she will be building contraptions to climb, to get to the cookie jar. - April Russo
Next will be learning the booty bump to get down the stairs. She's quite advanced, though, so that's aiming way too low. Maybe you should get her jail breaking cell phones & repairing broken tablets. She could earn her college tuition before the age of 3. - Corinne L
Why do strangers feel the need to touch my child? It seems so impolite.
How about you ? You dont like touch cute babies or kiss them ? - alireza6211 from iPhone
Not a stranger's baby. And I always ask first. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
There are certain things you shouldn't touch without permission, and pretty much anyone's body is included in that, as far as I'm concerned. A person's hair, a baby...just nope. No touchy. - Laura
Yeah. I don't need Germy McGerm Germ touchin my baby. - royce
i'm always surprised by the people who think they can touch my niece when we're out. - ~Courtney F
I consider small children to be drool infested germ carriers. I learned this at a Christmas event with 30 toddlers standing in front of our seats touching the railings. Fingers were either in their nose or mouth and then on the railing. I will touch no child after seeing this, nor touch railings or carts without a Purell wipe. - Janet from FFHound!
When I worked at the Health Sciences Library in NY, the pathology students used to swab and culture the escalator rails. I will never put my hand on one again. - Mary Carmen
I'm with Laura - I'll never get people who just gotta touch other people's kids, bellies, hair without permission. Partially because we're all disease vectors (nobody needs me taking or sharing whatever we may have,) but also it is just rude :/ - Jennifer Dittrich
I was never that comfortable with strangers deliberately standing too close to my child, never mind invading her personal space even more by touching her. And go out of your way to touch any part of me without warning, and you might be reflexively slapped, even if I know you. - April Russo
I didn't like it when strangers wanted to touch my dog. Start invading my personal space (which would include a baby if I had one), and I get a little antsy. And by antsy I mean stabbity... - Bette Cooper
There is a Mexican superstition that states that if you compliment a baby without touching them, you'll give them the 'ojo' (evil eye). Strangers touched my babies all the freaking time. - Jenny H. from Android
In Italy (at least the Tuscany region) all babies and toddlers are fair game :) - Morgan Fugel from Android
I don't get how asking permission doesn't even occur to some folx. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Before leaving the NICU, the docs & nurses gave me all kinds of lessons about baby care, and had me so paranoid, to this day I don't hold or kiss babies under a year, if I don't have to. Even my loved ones, the most I'll do is hold their baby's foot & wiggle it. We gotta protect em all, even from us. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I was just reading an article about how important it is to teach kids about bodily autonomy and consent, both for their own bodies and others. I think it's appalling that people think they can touch children at will, without asking permission. And no, I never touch children without asking a parent, and I'm trying to remember to always ask children, too, in whatever way is appropriate for their age. - Laura Krier
I say we bomb Italy. - Morgan Fugel from Android
Another observation from today: I can't believe how many people can't spell the word "ancestry" when I'm asked to give my address.
What is that ? - alireza6211 from iPhone
The name of my street. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
So I can spell It now Mary ! , A,N,C,E,C,T,R,Y :D - alireza6211
"It's like 'incest', only starting with 'a' and ending with a 'try' :) - Ken Gidley
Sorry, too much GoT lately... - Ken Gidley
Try to change the name of your street :D - alireza6211 - Mary Carmen
Actually I cant believe how so many americans cannot spell their own words... - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
I could spell it ... right up until you asked me too, then probably not so much :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I feel the same way about my street: Medallion. But what's even more surprising is that some people didn't know how to spell the name of my last street: Broadway. Seriously. - Laura Krier
The first house we bid on was on Susquehanna Ct. I'm SOOOOOO glad we didn't get that house! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I live near the Susquehanna, it is hellish hard to spell. And the Schuylkill expressway or river is the same for me! - Janet
Susquehanna is such a pretty word, but yeah, it's a tough one to spell. Same with Shenandoah. - Corinne L
New cal-king bed, BOOYAH!
The only trouble with a Cal-king bed (we've owned them for decades) is that your choice of sheets &c. can be somewhat limited, especially from places like LLBean, who've never heard of Cal-king. - Walt Crawford
Target has awesome sheets. The high performance cotton and the organic cotton are wonderful. - Mary Carmen
I have one completely unpacked kitchen, a sorta put together nursery and a train wreck in the rest of the house. #moving
I love my husband because he doesn't get mad when I give the homeless guy outside Target $20.
It is your money and you can spend it however you want ? Is it ? - alireza6211 from iPhone
yup - Mary Carmen
My husband gets cranky when I give $20 that's tax deductible to a regular charity - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I hear that Scott guy is pretty cool. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
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