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Meg VMeg

Meg VMeg

genius billionaire playboy philanthropist
Y'all, Bill de Blasio is saying some righteous shit in this press conference right now.
I love that man. - laura x
He's doing a good job. - Meg VMeg from Android
We have officially run out of transportation options that are acceptable to all parties.
so you're stuck? what are the options? - kendrak
In a sense. We are stuck in my house. The options are: subway, car, walking. - Meg VMeg
snow? - kendrak
Nope. Physical space. - Meg VMeg
distance? - kendrak
Distance and stairs and cost. - Meg VMeg
for the subway? - kendrak
what kind of group? - kendrak
Oh, it's my parents. - Meg VMeg
if they were my parents i would say if they insist on a car, they have to pay for everybody, otherwise i'd shame them into walking. - kendrak
They won't take a car because of $. We got a free trial of Acorn. Fingers crossed. - Meg VMeg from Android
"(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay": worst song ever or worst song of all time?
I think the bass line is lovely. - kendrak from Android
Rock Lobster is 100x worse than The Dock of the Bay - Steve C Team Marina
"Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" is pure evil. - Zamms
Ahem. I love "Dock of the Bay." - laura x from iPhone
Nothing can beat 'More Than Words' - Pete
I'm with laura on this one... - Walt Crawford
I love dock of the bay and more than words. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Disco, disco duck! - Joe
Feelings. Whoa, whoa, whoa feelings. - Joe
omg I love that song shutup! - Soup in a TARDIS
It was soul-snatched the day the Hires Rootbeer brand bought the rights to re-style it into their jingle/tv ad run. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Wrong on both counts. - Steven Perez
I concur the the bay lovers. Pickett's was a singular voice. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
pickett's voice was singular, but he didn't sing this song. it was otis redding's posthumous hit, released 6 week after he died in a plane crash. i think that might add to the poignancy of the song. - kendrak
Yeah, I don't like poignant songs. I'm a freak, apparently, just like Katy. - Meg VMeg
I did not know that about Otis Redding dying after recording it. It shows up as a key song in one of my favorite books of all time (Midnight Hour Encores by Bruce Brooks). - laura x
It's cool Meg. Poignancy is often trite. (Fun fact - I went to conferences this year in Memphis (why they bragged about Otis Redding's recording said song) and Madison (where the cabbie pointed out the spot where Redding's plane crashed). For me 2014 has been a big Otis Redding year. ) - kendrak
I love Dock of the Bay and Rock Lobster; not a big fan of More Than Words. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
My sister's friend suggested Happy Valley as a good show for the family to watch over Xmas. Said it wasn't violent. Lol. I think I'm done after the first episode.
And this, from the NYTimes review: "The non-London setting, mini-series-size, twisty plot and downbeat vibe may recall 'Broadchurch' and 'The Fall,' but 'Happy Valley' is both more everyday — less theatrically grim — and significantly more violent than those shows. That violence drew criticism in Britain, and it is striking, in a show created, written and primarily produced by women, that female characters are repeatedly the targets: kidnapped, raped, savagely beaten, killed in the most horrifying manner." - Meg VMeg
NO. - laura x from iPhone
Other places are calling it a feminist crime drama. Too bad I can't watch it, I guess. "But Happy Valley has a unique take on violence against women, playing with the well-known tropes to create something entirely new." lololol - Meg VMeg
I liked it but it is so not something to watch with the family over Christmas. - bentley
Yeah, I feel a little bad because they'd probably watch if it weren't for me. There's so much stuff that I don't need in my head, though, even if it's "feminist". - Meg VMeg
^^^ so much this. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Today's plans with the parents: donuts, beer tasting, grocery store (for dip ingredients), football (with dips).
That sounds like fun. Can I come over? - Joe
Tell us more about the dips. - Marie
Currently planning for Homesick Texan's queso compuesto (with black-eyed peas) and maybe Texas nachos. - Meg VMeg from Android
*whimper* Texas nachos, with the jalapeno cut nice and thick? - Marie
Yep, and where *each chip* has its own toppings. As opposed to "crazy nachos" or "pile nachos". - Meg VMeg from Android
*happy sigh* - Marie
So good! As was the football. - Meg VMeg
Where can I buy boring, navy blue earrings for less than $25 that will deliver by Tuesday?
Amazon, Target, Macy's, JC Penney are all too hard to navigate for this, for some reason? Old Navy, Gap do not have anything like this. Etsy would take too long. - Meg VMeg
the shopping channel or something else like that? - jambina from iPhone
Claire's or Charming Charlie? - ~Courtney F
Something like this? $5.53, delivers by Monday - Mark Trapp
Meg, I found similar earrings to what Mark linked to at Claire's and Icing (both at my local mall). Though given the thought of going to the mall the weekend before Christmas...Mark's option is probably way better. - Laura
Thanks all! - Meg VMeg from Android
Seems like they could have chosen an older surgeon general. You know, out of...respect.
What do you mean? (I don't know much about the position or the politics behind it other than the procedural maneuver they did to get him confirmed over the weekend.) - Mark Trapp
Oh, that it makes me feel unaccomplished for being older than he is and still not appointed to any federal office :( - Meg VMeg
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I see: haha, I was Googling to see if there was some secret Surgeon General's code or something. But I get you: I feel the same way about various CEOs. - Mark Trapp
Never watch gymnastics or figure skating. >.< - Heather
Technically I was appointed by congress when my commission was confirmed at 22 :) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I learned 3 things from this post. 1) there's a new surgeon general, 2) he's also younger than me and 3) somehow Koop is always the SG in my mind. isn't Koop dead? - ellbeecee
Koop is my Surgeon General like Bartlet is my President. - Kirsten
I <3 Kirsten. :) (I also think I <3 this new Junior Agent Surgeon General guy. Who might actually be old enough to drink in some states.) (Get off my lawn.) - Catherine Pellegrino
+1 Kirsten. - bentley
My bedroom is full of gnats.
I've set up a vinegar trap. Two fewer gnats so far. - Meg VMeg
wine works better imo - jambina
I'll try it next! - Meg VMeg
Is there anything wine CAN'T fix? - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Doubtful - Meg VMeg from Android
What's the current gnat situation? - Marie
10 dead, at least 1 still alive that I've noticed. I didn't have a chance to buy wine today, so this is all with the vinegar. - Meg VMeg
Go, vinegar! - Marie
I am disappointed in myself for finding the new Kmart ad so gross, because I know it's exactly what they're aiming for.
I wish I could give more to my local food pantry :(
"'The gory killing of a sitting foreign leader is new territory for a big studio movie,' said Jeanine Basinger, a professor of film studies at Wesleyan University." Has there ever been a big studio movie that shows the gory killing of *any* real person who's still alive?
Totally random question: if someone were explicitly choosing to celebrate their "Jesus year" (i.e., turning 33), what's a punny(?) small gift you could bring to the party? Or something small for the 10-15 people there? I am bad at Jesus and puns.
A bottle of water that you secretly replace with wine during the party? - Zamms from iPhone
Maybe something that requires less subterfuge. - Meg VMeg
(Not really a serious response, but) a Kanye West album - Victor Ganata
A bottle of water that's colored to look like wine? - Laura
Delicious delicious subterfudge - Zamms from iPhone
Victor, I had considered a recording of "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" - Meg VMeg
yes to he izzo - kendrak
I dunno, but they better be serving loaves and fishes. - Soup in a TARDIS
Nails? - Andrew C (✔)
If it's a potluck and you need to bring a dish, I'd suggest smoked salmon and a baguette, plus Greek olive oil for dipping the bread. For a punny gift, hmmm. A jar of mustard seed, grape jelly, a stuffed toy camel, a small pack of sewing needles. (I'm thinking of parables and sermons here.) - Corinne L
Damn, LB beat me to my first suggestion. My second would be this: (I carry them in my purse, incidentally) - Hookuh Tinypants
Frankenscense! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A basket with flour and yeast, a packet of fishing hooks, water wings and one earring. - Johnny
Lamb chops >.> - Heather
These are excellent. I am ranking them in terms of likelihood of acquisition by Friday. - Meg VMeg
Steampunk Sandals! It doesn't have to make sense. - Micah
Overpriced. - Joe
Communion wafers? - John Dupuis
A copy of John Prine's The Missing Years. Or just the lyrics to "Jesus: The Missing Years." Preferably the live version where he talks about how he can't figure out how Jesus managed such a long time without everyone knowing where he was--"I snuck away on a fishing trip once with this waitress, and by the time we got back to Nashville everyone knew where we'd been." - laura x from iPhone
This is what I ended up making (apologies for lack of horizontality) - Meg VMeg
Citrix is the bane of my existence.
Actually, maybe it's SAS's fault. - Meg VMeg
Can you remember smells? Like, if I told you to remember a rose, and then an orange, and then...cedar or something, could you do it?
Yes, some smells more than others, though. When I just tried those three, cedar and orange really popped, but my rose has faded? lol - Brent Schaus
Those three? Yes. - Catherine Pellegrino
Are there others that you can't? I ask because I was reading this annoying Oliver Sacks book, and he claims that people usually can't recall scents. And I don't understand what he's talking about. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, well, people also claimed that we don't dream in color, yet I do...go figure. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I don't. I mean, I know what they smell like and I'd recognize them, and I can describe their characteristics, but if I think about them I don't have a sensory memory of them. - Katy S
Maybe they mean on a specific neurological level? Like the parts of the brain dealing with memory trigger, but not the parts dealing with scent, so you don't "really" remember the smell, just think you do? I know a lot of the argument about not dreaming in color is because (supposedly) we add the colors in after we wake (according to brain scans or something) as opposed to registering coloring during the act of dreaming/seeing? - Soup in a TARDIS
As I reflect on it, to remember the smell of orange I kind of have to remember the taste, too. They go hand in hand. - Brent Schaus
I. Can really remember and whatever equivalent of picture those smells. But my brains weird. I used to have a bit of synesthesia - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yes. I can remember what a particular thing smells like. I am wondering if he is saying that we can't remember what a thing smells like, or if we can't remember what we were smelling during a particular moment or event. For eg if you asked me to tell you what my office, or the restaurant, or a street I was walking on, smelled like on Friday I would be pretty lost, but if you asked me what it looked like I would have a clear picture. - Marianne
So, clearly I'm the freakish one here. - Katy S
I believe the answer for me is yes. But it would be interesting to take peer-reviewed test on the matter. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yes. - Steven Perez from Android
So, yeah, I can remember those, but like Marianne, if you asked me to remember what the building where I spent 75% of my waking hours in college smelled like, then no, I can't remember that (though I know from experience that if I walk into it again now it'll smell EXACTLY THE SAME). So maybe that's what Sacks means? Oh, and the only reason I can say "yes" to rose is because I just started using something that has a really genuine rose scent to it, so it's a recent memory. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yes. ETA: I had visuals come up with each word as I was thinking about the scent. Cedar made me picture the cedar closet in my parents' bedroom, for example; roses made me visualize the rose garden in Capitol Park (a very fragrant spot). Oranges brought up an image of oranges smashed on the sidewalk near where I park my car, as they fall off the trees along that street. Is that typical? - Corinne L
Smell is probably my strongest sense--a lot of my memories are connected to smells--the spaghetti sauce that my mom's best friend made when I was 3 or 4--it had celery in it. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Aye. - Jenny H. from Android
yes I would. my nose is very sensitive. I woulda been a great bloodhound. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
The orange, yes. - Alix May
So, all of you get a sensory memory of the smell? You think about it and it is as if you are smelling it again? This amazes me. I must be missing out. - Katy S from iPhone
Yes to both being able to recall a scent and to Katy's question about sensory memory of a smell. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I feel defective. - Katy S from iPhone
Katy, no! I have a dear friend who can't smell at all. never has. it's pretty crazy and I forget about it sometimes, but he lives a happy fulfilling life. mostly. ;) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Oh hun, you're far from defective. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm fine. I just never realized other people could think of a scent and smell it. I'm not great at recalling specifics from images, either. I wonder if those things go hand-in-hand. ETA. Which isn't to say that I can't ID scents very well. I'm fairly sensitive to them and can usually ID them quickly. I just dont have that kind of scent recall. - Katy S from iPhone
I would definitely recognize it if I smelled it, so that must be a memory stored in there somewhere, but I can't think about it and recall a smell as if it is right there with me if that is what you are talking about - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Katy - I can't either. Just trying right now made me sneeze :). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I am also a freak. But then I also can rarely smell anything. - laura x
I thought I was going crazy, but it turns out that there are big, square PA/alarm-type speakers, strung up along the nearby avenue, playing Xmas carols (such that I can hear them faintly in my room). All the time? Maybe all the time.
At least I am not going crazy. - Meg VMeg
Not yet. - DJF from Android
bingo - Meg VMeg
You're not going crazy. About this. - bentley
Tahini is my nemesis.
Somewhat relatedly, it's amazing how far/fast burns can spread. - Meg VMeg
Uh oh. Are you okay? - Marie
I burned the fuck out of my hand :( I put it under cold water too late, because I thought I didn't touch that much of the oven rack. Tequila will help. - Meg VMeg
Dang. - Marie
In better news, I can't even remember the last time I burned myself on an oven! - Meg VMeg
burned the crap out of her arm on thanksgiving, courtesy of the oven. -----> - holly #ravingfangirl
:( - Katy S
It's gotten to the point where every single scarf or cowl or gaiter or whatever gives me a neck rash. Every. Single. One.
I get that if I'm not relentless about regularly washing them. - Katy S
Are you getting rashes anywhere else? A friend of mine discovered she was allergic to her washing powder following rashes at her sock line. - Soup in a TARDIS
I get rashes/bruises/hives everywhere, from anything. My skin is a marvel of colors and textures. - Meg VMeg
I, too, suffer from hyper-sensitive skin. Thus the frequent washing - with hypo-allergenic cleaning solutions, of course. It's so annoying. - Katy S
I wonder if that would help! I can give it a shot, until I get lazy. (My own hair also gives me a rash.) - Meg VMeg
My mini-theory is that, aside from regular accumulation of dust and what not, I probably sweat a little on them and they rub against my skin, anyway. After a while, those oils get nasty and irritate my skin. When I start to get a rash, I know it's time to wash my scarf. - Katy S
Poor thing :( - Soup in a TARDIS
Tequila will help.
I might try that too. mixing it or straight up? - jambina from iPhone
With tamarind soda! - Meg VMeg
ooooh. I wonder if we have any flavoures San Pell. (no Jaritos unfortunately.) - jambina from iPhone
I HAVE POMPELMO - jambina from iPhone
omg so yum - jambina
There is pro-Eric Garner and pro-Michael Brown graffiti all over my subway station <3
Never underestimate the shot-in-the-dark email.
"Million-to-one chances...crop up nine times out of ten." - Terry Pratchett - Andrew C (✔)
The long shot horse wins... is said at the track at least once a day - WarLord
I'd like to suggest "Zanesville" as a strong alternative to "cray cray".
Fried mush for breakfast!
Yeah, that's about my feelings on it too. - Meg VMeg from Android
"Yes, Miss Hannigan." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I had leftover maple pie instead. Yum. - Meg VMeg
Did your grandparents go to college?
Nope, they were dairy farmers in WI. No for my parents, too, but my dad went into the air force. My mom graduated HS. First Gen in the family, along with many of my cousins. - Joe
I know that one grandmother did (she became a schoolteacher) and one grandfather didn't. I'm not sure about the other two. - John (bird whisperer)
The other set of grandparents were in the housing/construction business. - Joe
my paternal grandfather went to business school and became a CPA because he was "lame" as they said... and couldn't work on the farm. My paternal grandmother went to nursing school. my maternal grandfather had an 8th grade education i think, but ran a small business (trash collection), and so my maternal grandmother went to business school to keep the books for their business and so forth. They gave my mom hell for wanting to go to college to be a teacher. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
My dad went in the Air Force, he went to night school when i was a little kid at the local community college. My mom never did become a teacher although she went and got her master's in education when I entered undergrad. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
my dad's parents i think his dad did, but he was also in the army and learned electrical stuff there. his wife didn't though. my mom's parents her dad was an architect before he passed and her mom worked as an senior editor for a national science publication, then went and get her ba, and then her master's and after she retired as an editor she taught at risk kids/low income kids how to read - Sir Shuping is just sir
Only my mother's father. He had a master's in French from Cornell. Spent most of his working life a county treasurer; they named the building after him when he retired. Possibly all the more remarkable that ALL my parents, uncles, and aunts did! - RepoRat
Some of them. On the paternal side both my grandparents were (at one time or another) college professors (biology and home economics), and my grandfather had a law degree too (he worked as a magistrate for a long time). My maternal grandfather got his electrical engineering degree by correspondence after WW2 (though he never sat in a college classroom), and neither my maternal grandmother nor my maternal stepmother ever went. - Marianne
I don't think so. my maternal grandmother was an LPN, so did some kind of nursing school. Paternal grandmother was a buyer for a department store. maternal grandfather worked in a potato chip factory and I don't know what my paternal grandfather did. - ellbeecee
Nope - DJF from Android
Most of them. Both my grandfathers went to university as relatively young men (one on the GI bill). My maternal grandmother did a year of college then quit to marry my grandfather. She returned to college in her 50s to complete both a Bachelors and Master degree. I don't know if my paternal grandmother ever attended or completed university, but my guess is no (her family "role" was... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Nope. Paternal grandfather was a mechanic/beerslinger; maternal grandmother was a short-order cook at a truck stop and worked in a potato chip factory. My maternal grandfather worked as a spook, then in mining, then as the manager of a paving company; my maternal grandmother worked at Simpson's. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
No. - Jenny H. from Android
One grandma went to nursing school. One grandfather had a full scholarship to go, but couldn't because his father died and he had to stay home and run the family business. He was always a little bitter about that. - Katy S from iPhone
However, my other grandpa's aunt had an MS in biology. Sadly, all she was able to do with it was teach high school. She, too, wasn't very happy. - Katy S from iPhone
No farmers in NoDak, My parents did not either. Mom graduated from 8th grade Dad graduated High School He called his time at Fort Snelling Army post his college. I did not either trade school and apprenticeship as a Pipefitter - WarLord
Nope. Neither did my mom. My dad served in the Army (Vietnam) and got an Associate's Degree after. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Mom's side both had bachelors in business from Virginia Tech. Their brothers and sisters also had degrees from there. Dad's side no but his mother did bookkeeping for his fathers businesses and his aunt was a navy nurse - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Three of them did, all the first to do so in their families. My paternal grandmother married at 17 and had 6 kids, no college for her. My maternal grandmother taught elementary school, then got a Master's degree in psychology, then started a PhD in biblical studies and became a research assistant for one of her professors. Her boss and my grandfather talked her out of getting the PhD... more... - maʀtha
No - closest was my maternal grandmother who went to nursing school. Most of my paternal grandmother's family did at some point, except for her. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Nope. Parents either - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Both my grandfathers had bachelor's degrees (engineering and pharmacy), and my maternal grandmother had a masters (English). My paternal grandmother mifht have had an associates. I've never been clear on that. - Kirsten from Android
My mother's parents met in college, though her father didn't finish till after she got her BA. My father's parents did not, but they were a whole generation older. - laura x from iPhone
Nope. One grandfather was a mechanic; the other split rocks in a quarryman before becoming an electrician. Both grandmothers were teachers in rural schools when you could teach with a high school education. - Heather
Of hard knocks, only. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Paternal, he had a PhD in psychology and she has an MA in history. Maternal, nope. A butcher and a homemaker. - Jenica from iPhone
Nope. - Jed from iPhone
3 of the 4. - lris
Maternal grandmother is the only one-she went to my alma mater, and was promptly disowned when she broke an engagement with an Amherst boy (scandal!) to run off and marry my grandfather, an Air Force man. He didn't go to college- my paternal grandparents didn't either. Don't think my paternal grandmother made it out of high school- she had my father when she was 16. Secretary and milk truck driver. - Julie Kane
My American grandparents did: engineering and architecture. My grandmother didn't finish because she had to go home to look after her sick father, and then she got married. My grandfather promised her they'd go somewhere where she could finish her last year of school. She never got go to back. - bentley
Maternal grandparents - no, though my maternal grandfather's 2nd wife must have done some post-HS studies because she taught school for many years. Paternal grandparents - grandfather went to college & worked for GM for many years, then worked for the Adventist church. Grandmother did not. Paternal grandfather's 2nd wife went to school in NY to be a dietitian - not sure if it was part of nursing school. (Great question, BTW - I'm now motivated to get better answers.) - Corinne L
maternal Gram is the oldest living alum from the University of New Brunswick. none of the others went. - jambina
Nope. Only one of that cohort of my parents & their siblings finished high school at the typical age, the youngest of my father's siblings. My mother went up to grade 8 or 9. My father finished high school and did an engineering degree at night school after WWII. Sir George Williams FTW! - John Dupuis
Nope. - Steven Perez from Android
Both my grandfathers did, but not my grandmothers. Mom's dad was a doctor. - Laura
Paternal grandparents, no. Maternal grandparents, yes. - Spidra Webster
Two got 4 year degrees and two got 2 year degrees, apparently. Handy that you asked this question on Thanksgiving when both my parents are standing right here. :-) - Brian Johns
Testing out the theory that if you spend more than $24 on a new sweater it will last longer than 2-4 months without pilling so badly that you can't wear it to work.
I've been having good luck with Woolrich sweaters. Can be found at outlet prices at Sierra Trading Post. - RepoRat
My holy grail of sweaters is the chenille sweater that doesn't disintegrate. - RepoRat
Ooooh, I keep seeing that brand name in places. I'll take a look. - Meg VMeg
Woolrich FTW! I love shopping at the outlet when I can. They have great stuff. - The First NoeLB from Android
"A WAY THAT WE CAN *PROFIT* FROM THIS"?? Burn it to the ground.
Surely he could have phrased that better. - Meg VMeg
such a patronizing fucker. - jambina
I like it when he said he didn't want to bore people with details. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
These folks are 100% #teamtree
Or else it's a really sneaky building. - Meg VMeg
wow! what is the tree? is that a magnolia? - آریــوبرزن
It looked like a southern magnolia to me, but more vertical and the leaves were smaller. Which is kind of weird, because I don't think I've seen any southern magnolias here. Everyone up here considers this to be the only magnolia: http://www.lobsterboyandshrimp... - Meg VMeg
From the internet, I'm guessing it's a "Bracken's Brown Beauty" - Meg VMeg
amazing tree! the residents of that building should be very lucky if it's a magnolia tree; it's got very fragrant flowers :) - آریــوبرزن
I need to not forget this. - Meg VMeg
They keep sending me reminders, even though the first page says, in big letters, that new employees can't change benefits for the first 18 months, and I've only been there for 4 months. - bentley
I just did it! I remembered! - Meg VMeg
Yay! - bentley
Sometimes The Breeders' "Safari" is on Youtube, and sometimes it's not. It's a lesson in patience? Or diligence. Today's a good day:
Sometimes The Breeders' "Safari" is on Youtube, and sometimes it's not. It's a lesson in patience? Or diligence. Today's a good day:
Serendipity - Steele Lawman from Android
Yes! - Meg VMeg
Saw that they came to Denver back in September, but we were busy that night. - Joe
My favourite track by them. So much to it. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Skirt suits FTMFW. - Meg VMeg
Sure, I have a relatively old-ish computer, but via Firefox kills the battery like nothing else. It paralyzes it.
My Icebreaker base layers are some of the more expensive items of clothing that I've purchased, and they are worth every penny. Love love.
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