Meg VMeg

Meg VMeg

genius billionaire playboy philanthropist
This evening, I watched the faces of people watching something horrifying happening and chose not to turn around. It was very Orpheus, very Lot's wife.
Then I went to Domino's because the only cash I had was a $50 bill, which no one is allowed to accept in my neighborhood (even Domino's, but they take cards). - Meg VMeg
It would have been $2 cheaper to get a large, 3-topping pizza than the small, 1-topping pizza that I ordered. - Meg VMeg
I am so, so, so glad I didn't look back. I am dreading seeing the news about it. - Meg VMeg
Were you near the building that exploded? That sounded horrific. - Katy S
No no, this guy drunkenly(?) fell down on the platform of my subway station, and I believe he was dragged down the platform (not on the tracks, though) by a leaving train. This girl told the subway attendant that he was alive, but that she didn't know "what parts were missing". - Meg VMeg
Oh! That's horrible! - Katy S
Yeah, I stopped looking as soon as I realized he might fall down, because that's bad enough. And then I could see everyone's faces. And people were already running for help. - Meg VMeg
Oh my God. - Corinne L
I'm glad you didn't turn into a pillar of salt. - Todd Hoff
Oh dear. Wow. - Micah
Thanks! I even like salt. It's been a long day. - Meg VMeg
That's terrible. - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, wow, that's awful. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thinking of you and everyone. Horrific. - laura x from iPhone
oh, meg. so hard even when not watching. - Marianne
Oh my god, Meg. I'm so sorry. - Catherine Pellegrino
*hugs* I can't even imagine. So awful. - Kirsten
I'm sorry for you, for all the people on the platform, and for the guy. and for the folks on the subway too. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
oh yikes. hope you managed to get some rest over night and recover a bit. - t-ra needs this place
How horrible. - vicster.
Oh, Meg. How awful. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Oh that's...horrible - Hedgehog
Yowza. - Marie
I can't even imagine. How awful - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's always so weird when you meet people who've never heard of Maru.
but... but... Maru! - RepoRat
So I'm going to be the first ignoramus to say: Who or what? - walt crawford
Maru is a Japanese cat: http://www.youtube.com/user... Here's one of my faves: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Meg VMeg
Ahhh. At first I thought "what is she talking about, some cartoon?" But once you said cat then I remembered. Those videos are fun. - Corinne L
Yeah, now I am curious whether Walt has seen one of the videos before and just not known his name. He's a rather distinctive looking cat. - Meg VMeg
No, I'm sorry, Meg. THIS is the best Maru video: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Catherine Pellegrino
if you have the bandwidth, totally download and watch the U2/Maru video at http://shati.dreamwidth.org/3221... It is beautifully edited and howlingly funny. - RepoRat
Crazy explosion on the Lower East Side, I can smell the smoke in my office https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
God I hope no one pulls the fire alarm. - Meg VMeg
That's terrifying - Hedgehog
ANy news on cause? I read possible collapse. - Mary Carmen
The building collapsed on itself a few minutes ago, which is apparently good because it stops the fire. Probable gas explosion. - Meg VMeg
I hope no one was killed. - John (bird whisperer)
How did I not ever realize that the Tonight Show was intended to be a companion to the Today Show.
oh. huh. well, you weren't the only one! - holly #ravingfangirl
Wikipedia backs it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... I never noticed they were the same network. - Meg VMeg
Never put that together myself either. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
You knew before I did seeing as I just found out myself. :) - That's So CAJ!
News to me. - Micah
*falls over* - Big Joe Silenced
(I knew.) - bentley
I had no idea - jambina from iPhone
Well now. - Marie
And don't forget the once upon a time show "Tomorrow." - Friar Will
Huh. that's a thought I never had. - ellbeecee
Never thought of that either. (Though in my defense, I'm not sure I've ever watched either of them.) - laura x
Farm Heroes Saga
i love it - jambina
I assume it's a Steinbeck-inspired game. - Meg VMeg
I just had a grapes of wrath flashback. - kendrak from Android
Grapes of Wrath II: Plums of Fury - Zamms
Grapes of Wrath III: Raisin Cane - Pete's Got To Go
Hogan's Heroes saga. - Libraryman
So addictive. - Hedgehog
Sometimes I randomly take the quizzes in whatever Coursera class I'm currently signed up for, but have never participated in. Just to see.
do you pass? - kendrak
I just got 10/12 on the second quiz for Data Analysis and Statistical Inference! - Meg VMeg
This seems like a less high-stakes version of all the achievement tests my mom took "for fun." - laura x
i think in the jhu ones you can take the quiz 4 times so you can pass by trial and error. if you want to. - Christina Pikas
I cannot imagine having the perseverance to do that. - Meg VMeg
Whenever the Google Doodle is celebrating a dead woman in math/technology/science, it makes me resentful.
Only 17 percent of your technical employees are women, but hey, this is easy. - Meg VMeg
Oh good, it's the "teen texting codes" episode of the evening news, I love this one.
You'd be shocked SHOCKED y'all. - Meg VMeg
KPC=keeping parents clueless - Meg VMeg
"Fortunately the forecast isn't nearly as crazy as some of those abbreviations" - Meg VMeg
They didn't actually reveal that many codes because they said they weren't safe for tv :( Lazy fuckers couldn't even make (more) shit up smh - Meg VMeg
deep breaths, MVM - MoTO Boychick Devil
BUT DID THEY COVER WHAT THIS LOL THING IS? I'M SO CONFUSED. - Joe
It's - "Loving Our Lucifer" - Pete's Got To Go
I guess they left out LMFAO. - John (bird whisperer)
I love Pete's version. - Big Joe Silenced from Android
I think I saw it somewhere on a post mocking such stories :) - Pete's Got To Go
Lucifer Our Lord, perhaps - Pete's Got To Go
I thought it meant Lots of Love http://www.cnet.com/news... - bentley
C'mon. Everybody knows LOL: That Pasadena woman who drives really fast. Why so many social messages mention her is a different question. - walt crawford
In case Derrick remembers AND thinks I was kidding about the elbow-length oven mitts:
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Whoa, deja vu. - Meg VMeg
Ooh, time to order that smoker. - Derrick
So old, so young. - Meg VMeg
No getting burned with those mitts. - John (bird whisperer)
I call it "Gwar!" It sounds like I'm in a wind tunnel. That is not accurate.
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Battle Cry of the Non Sequitur Army. - bentley
(I know. Your recording just sounded so emphatic. Or like a challenge.) - bentley
I was trying not to laugh. - Meg VMeg
Haha - that was awesome. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hahaha, I love you! - Melly
Bump. How did Toyota get involved? - Meg VMeg
This is awesome. - John (bird whisperer)
Still in denial about FF and taxes.
Unfortunately, only two things in life are certain, taxes and the death of FF :( - Greg GuitarBuster
You guys, I can't brown onions anymore. It's like too much water comes out? It's hard to build up fond, because the water from the onions deglazes everything. Ugh, what am I doing wrong.
When I've had that problem it is usually because I've crowded the pan and it can't keep the right level of heat. Also, recipes are big liars when it comes to how long it takes to brown (or worse caramelize) onions. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'd think more heat + more space. I hate that. - laura x from iPhone
Yeah, maybe my stoves have gotten less hot or something. - Meg VMeg
Are they electric burners? I know those can lose the ability to heat as well over time. - Jennifer Dittrich
Gas, but I've moved apartments twice. - Meg VMeg
Ah, that could do it, if the output is lower. - Jennifer Dittrich
Try different burners on the stove too. Two of mine are supposed to be the same but they're not - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Just cook out the water. It might speed things up to microwave the onions at first, or add a little water and cover so steam cooks them. Then, when the onions are releasing liquid, uncover and let 'em cook, stirring so they don't burn at the bottom. - Andrew C (✔)
Eventually it'll build a fond and then you might want to actually add water, deglaze, and build a second or third fond for more flavor. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh, jesus, Ted Cruz.
I saw it too. ick. - ellbeecee
lololol no - Soup in a TARDIS
This is so great: http://www.gayly.com/oklahom... Also, she is fucking 28 years old. Wow.
this gives me a glimmer of hope for the future of politics. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yes. - laura x from iPhone
i love her - jambina
Isn't she great? I hope she sticks around for a good long while. - Kirsten from Android
So, basically back to signs like this one? http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-ima... - bentley
What are the dimensions (in feet) of your bedroom? Length by width, not square footage.
12' x 13' (plus a 2' x 3' little entry way) - Micah
Probably 7' x 11'. It's the middle room and there's a hall/stairway off it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
20' x 13' (plus 4' x 6' entry and 10' x 11' sitting area) - Anne Bouey
11' x 13' with an inset closet of about 4' x 4' - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Thank you, this is really helpful. - Meg VMeg
Dreading Manhattan today.
What's going on today? - Jenny H.
St. Patrick's Day :( - Meg VMeg
Yikes. :| - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Oy! I didn't even think of that. It's not really a thing here (yet). - Jenny H.
I don't miss the days when I worked in midtown at an office just steps off of Fifth Avenue. The worst are the subways, the PATH trains, and the commuter trains at night. Too much barf and boisterousness. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Yeah, there is little expectation that the people who take commuter trains will be at work today. The Village tends to be a mess all day. It's tied with Halloween as my least favorite NYC holiday. - Meg VMeg
I think the crowd outside the Today Show is already drunk. - Meg VMeg
there is no one on the train this morning and apparently the bars in wrigleyville opened at 7am - jambina from iPhone
CTA was quiet today, yesterday too. I think a significant portion of our stupid though happened Saturday. At least, for the commute home I hope so - Hedgehog
METRA was normal yesterday for me. today I could have had two seats! and I hear ya about the commute home! - jambina from iPhone
I need my ID today to get through police barricades to the block where I work, which is apparently roped off for a parade. - Lily
NJTransit was full as usual today. Unfortunately I forgot it was today otherwise I would've brought a cam to take photos of the parade. Think I'm gonna try to head home early though. - rønin
Stupid gang of louts around the corner from MPOW: just drink yourself silly on your bar crawl without trying to get a rise out of me when I'm out to get a bite for lunch. - Stephen Francoeur
They almost always schedule spring break here so that it includes St. Patrick's Day, but they didn't this year. That ... may not have been a prudent decision. - Catherine Pellegrino
I was thinking they should rename it "LeprechCon" and have it on a Saturday instead #apologiestothetraditionalists - Meg VMeg
Pretending that someone isn't being passive-aggressive is so fucking exhausting.
What's your favorite movie, pre-1960?
"It's a Wonderful Life" or "Singin' in the Rain". There are TONS of pre-'60s films I like or love, but I return to those two again and again. - Spidra Webster
Hmmm. Probably "Rear Window" followed closely by "Notorious," "The Thin Man," "Philadelphia Story," and "Laura." - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
In my late teens, we went to see Singin' in the Rain once a semester, every semester. Guaranteed that some student film group -- there were many back then -- would be hosting a showing in some auditorium on campus. Yep, my favorite movie. - bentley
Too many to choose just one! I'm partial to Vertigo, All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard. Fun side note: I'm writing a series of sonnets that are from the perspective of characters in classic films. - Corinne L
Casablanca. - Bren from iPhone
Casablanca, though it's the same post-1960, too. - Mark Trapp
Gone with the Wind, I suppose? I'm not big on film, period, much less pre 1960s film - Soup in a TARDIS
Singin in the Rain. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
CASABLANCA. Also my all-time favorite movie. - Steven Perez
I'll say 'Sunset Boulevard' but that could change if I think about it a bit more. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
The Maltese Falcon; most Marx brothers films - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Casablanca / Maltese Falcon - DJF from Android
Either Arsenic and Old Lace or something by the Marx Brothers. - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, shoot. Arsenic and Old Lace. I can't believe I forgot that. - Jennifer Dittrich
All About Eve. And I'm straight :D - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
No Time for Sergeants. - LB needs a vacation from Android
Sunset Boulevard - Big Joe Silenced
Casablanca. This scene gets me every time: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - John Dupuis
You guys are reminded me of all my favorites. Casablanca, of course. - bentley
Hmmm... Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Metropolis, All About Eve, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Those are the ones I will always watch. - vicster.
I like Brief Encounter, the Elizabeth Taylor Little Women, - Heleninstitches #teamff
My favorite CASABLANCA moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Steven Perez
Some have already been mentioned: Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Roman Holiday, Sabrina (Paris is always a good idea.), An Affair to Remember ... and I'm sure there are more that I'm forgetting. - Kristin
North by Northwest. - Colette from iPhone
^Same. - Jenny H. from Android
Maltese Falcon - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Desk Set. Wizard of Oz - DJF from Android
Desk Set! - bentley
You Can't Take It With You - Heather
Paths of Glory. - Stephen Francoeur
Sweet Smell of Success, Man With the Movie Camera, Strike, City Lights, Our Hospitality. My Man Godfrey - JffKrlsn from Android
Imitation of Life! I thought it was 1960 but just looked it up & it's from 1959. - Starmama
The Philadelphia Story. epic dancing scene - t-ra needs this place
Bringing Up Baby. - bentley
'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane' - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Casablanca - MisterQ
An American in Paris, but it's a tough call. So many good musicals to choose from. And the Heburn-Tracy films, too. - Kirsten from Android
Flying Down to Rio, Top Hat, Silk Stockings, Funny Face...Fred The Man Astaire - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Gaslight. - Deborah Fitchett
Wait, what? Oh, it's stupid local news. Waaaaaaait, whaaaaaat???????? Oh, it's Fox.
When I was a kid, we didn't have Pi Day. We had math. And we liked it.
I have tequila! #askmeanything
What kind of tequila? #doingitwrong - LB needs a vacation from Android
Espolón. It has a nice label: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped... - Meg VMeg
Do you wear plain socks or fun funky printed ones? - Tamara J. B.
I don't have any white socks, they look...wrong to me. For years, I purposefully wore mismatched socks, but then that started requiring more energy than wearing ones that matched, which was an unexpected development. - Meg VMeg
Whoa. - laura x from iPhone
Godzilla or Gamera? - Stephen Francoeur
I love Gamera. Gamera is my friend. - Meg VMeg
What do you miss most about living in Texas? - Stephen Francoeur
What do you NOT miss about living in Texas? :D - Kristin
I miss the food (Tex-Mex, Vietnamese, Indian, bbq). I don't miss people thinking I'm crazy. - Meg VMeg
What's your favorite candy? - Stephen Francoeur
Can I have some tequila, too? - Steven Perez
Maybe wunderbars or Lion bars. - Meg VMeg
What's the best live show you've ever been to? - laura x from iPhone
Always! - Meg VMeg
Who's the most underappreciated musical artist that you love but others just don't get? - Stephen Mack
The best live show I've ever been to was EITHER Caroliner Rainbow on my 22nd(?) birthday (with complicated black-light insect costumes, lead singer whipping his belt around and throwing chairs) OR Mountain Goats at this place in Williamsburg where we sat on the bar (and could see him really well) and passed orders/beers/cash between the crowd/bartenders. - Meg VMeg
What's one song you can put on repeat for a surprisingly long time? - Stephen Francoeur
Broad City or Girls? - Stephen Francoeur
Underappreciated? I like a lot of really annoying music. Maybe Danielson Famile is the most underappreciated. Christian, shrill, sincere, often heartwrenching/anti-capitalist: http://www.youtube.com/watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Meg VMeg
Stephen, does "I am sitting in a room" by Alvin Lucier count as a song? If so, that's one I can listen to for quite a while. - Meg VMeg
I loved the first season of Girls, but now I'm solidly Broad City all the fucking way. It helps that Ilana and I have the same greatest weakness and strength. - Meg VMeg
What's your greatest weakness and strength? - Stephen Francoeur
Well: http://www.youtube.com/watch... But also maybe groundedness/practicality (for both)? That's a great question. - Meg VMeg
Will you marry me? - Melly
Which do you think will get you first, instant karma or the rhythm? - Corinne L
Chewing up all the raw garlic I can stand, even though part of me feels like it would be a relief to spend a few days sick in bed.
This is why I keep garlic stuffed olives on hand. I can;t eat the just raw garlic. Unless it's stuffed inside an olive... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I still owe Iain a jar of homemade jam.
sonofabitch, y'all
frak frak frak - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Dammit. - laura x
agreed. - ~Courtney F
Seriously - Soup in a TARDIS
*rocks in the corner* - Micah
WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE MEEBO... Oh wait... - Zamms
This is really fun: https://www.canva.com/
Thanks! I think I can find lots of uses for that. - Stephen Francoeur
When the airline notifies you, way in advance, that your flight will be delayed by more than an hour, do you still get there on time, in case they cancel the delay?
yes, but i'm paranoid that way. - ~Courtney F
See, I am also paranoid that way, but it seems like other people aren't. Or maybe other people don't mind making a stink out of it, if they miss their flight due to a canceled delay? - Meg VMeg
I've... never heard of a delay being cancelled. This is a thing that happens? - RepoRat
I still turn up on time--I've never been clear if a delay means they'll leave checked luggage acceptance open longer. - Hedgehog
i have seen delays cancelled on more than one occasion (i'm lookin' at you, United@ORD). i always get there at the regular time. i usually also ask for an upgrade since i'm checking in early. - jambina
Once I missed a connecting flight to Italy, and lost 3 days of vacation in Italy, because of a canceled delay in my initial flight. The "formerly delayed" flight literally boarded and took off while we were talking to the nice lady at the ticket counter, who was trying everything she could to reschedule so we wouldn't miss the connecting flight. - Meg VMeg
DUDE, THEY JUST EMAILED TO CANCEL THE TWO-HOUR DELAY. MY HAND TO GOD. Crap, I should really get to the airport. - Meg VMeg
Where you going? ARE YOU COMING TO VISIT? - kendrak
Nah, I'm going to Houston to watch House of Cards #nospoilerz - Meg VMeg
I still haven't seen the new one. I liked the OG version because it let me hate Thatcher again. - kendrak
Delayed again. - Meg VMeg from Android
regular time. always. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Which bothers you more, clutter or dirt?
clutter - Mary Carmen
clutter. dirt is comparatively EASY to deal with. - Big Joe Silenced
dirt, but the clutter can't obstruct pathways - otherwise clutter - Kevin Johnson
What Kevin said. Clutter can be moved. Dirt gets into places. - bentley
dirt - ellbeecee
What kevin and bentley said. I can stand clutter to a point, I cant stand dirty. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Definitely dirt. - rønin
oh god this is like chocolate or cheese, isn't it. No, wait, it's way worse than chocolate or cheese. - Catherine Pellegrino
The dirt is there because of clutter mainly. Not sure which I find worse though - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
dirt - Marianne
Is it clean dirt? - Micah
Yes, define dirt. - Todd Hoff
clutter - Soup in a TARDIS
Dirt is much smaller than clutter. It's particulate, or made of liquid/sludge/hair/crust (inferred germs). Dirt tends to be biotic. - Meg VMeg
Depends on where it is. For example the bathtub cluttered with toys doesn't bother me, but a dirty bathtub really bugs me. Clutter on the dining room table bother me more than a few crumbs on a clutter-free table. - Galadriel C. from Android
Yes. - Steven Perez
Dirt. - Jed
Dirt - Katy S
clutter - Tamara J. B.
Definitely dirt. Clutter is mess, but dirt is possibly unhygienic. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm wondering if I hadn't said "liquid/sludge/hair/crust," and it were more sterile-seeming dots, like, a teensy bit more gross/biotic than dust....Not that you should weigh in again, it's just interesting. - Meg VMeg
even dust bothers me, if i let myself think about it for more than 2 seconds #onetoomanymicrobiologyclasses - Marianne
Clutter, for sure. - Jenny H. from Android
*twitch* must I choose? - Michael W. May
Clutter is the absolute worst, for me - Meg VMeg
Meg can never visit my office.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
how about when someone drops stuff and gets your clutter dirty? - Christina Pikas
Dirt. - Laura
Lysacek skating to "Take Me to Church" at the Rockefeller Center rink while snow falls around him. Better than the usual Today Show fare.
I should probably get ready to go to work. - Meg VMeg
Now they're discussing their orthodontia. - Meg VMeg
"That's my actual skin coming off" - Meg VMeg
Pelted from above by ice pellets; from below, by salt pellets.
Stupid winter. - Zamms from iPhone
I miss it already. - Meg VMeg
Do they have people in your city who will saw apart your couch, then reassemble it for you, because it won't fit up the stairs to your apartment?
PIVOT. - Kristin
+1 Kristin - Corinne L
+1 Kristin. - bentley
hahahahaha - Meg VMeg
I just texted a bunch of folks to find out if people do this in my sister's new city (her couch is too big). It's fairly common here, but I assume the question sounds totally insane anywhere else. - Meg VMeg
I have never heard of such a thing. - laura x from iPhone
Oh... Kristin won. - Micah from iPhone
But back to the couch. Wow, have never heard of a professional couch-sawing and reconstitution service ever. - Micah from iPhone
More proof that NYC is a mysterious place where the improbable becomes normal. - lris from Android
we had it in Montreal for sure - spiral outdoor staircases and narrow hallways everywhere. - jambina from iPhone
When you said "saw apart your couch," I was picturing them sawing it straight down the middle. :-) - bentley
Agreed, bentley. I've never heard of such a thing, so I was picturing someone actually coming with a saw & cutting your sofa in half. Also, I'm confused. Since when are Wisconsin & Illinois considered part of the NY "tri-state area"? https://www.youtube.com/watch... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I have never heard of this... fascinating. - Hedgehog
in some places it's part of moving services I think. Baltimore definitely had movers with serious furniture tetris skills, where the rowhouses are so narrow it's almost absurd. I heard tell of them removing entire bay windows from the front of the house to pass furniture through, then putting the window back in and that didn't seem weird to anyone. - t-ra needs this place
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