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Meg VMeg

Meg VMeg

genius billionaire playboy philanthropist
PROTIP: Make sure piggy banks can be opened or smashed before filling them with change for 3 years.
I use a glass jar. Post-penny, it takes over a year to fill then it's all mad money time! - John Dupuis
Fucking Time Warner, man.
Oh good, a condescending TWC guy fixed it over the phone, and all I had to do was pretend to follow his instructions. - Meg VMeg
I finally did it: I forgot to bring work shoes.
Remind me to tell the story about how I tried to buy work shoes later that day. - Meg VMeg
Remember to tell that story. - laura x from iPhone
You are great. - Meg VMeg
"Forgot." - Stephen Francoeur
The smoke alarm says, "Fire fire fire," in a calm lady voice, on top of the usual beeeeeep. Seems like overkill? I had never heard this before. For a second, I thought my roommate was making fun of the alarm.
I guess so you don't confuse it with a hypothetical CO detector? But what does that one say then? - Meg VMeg
Cookie brittle? - kendrak from Android
Rude alert! Rude alert! An electrical fire has knocked out my voice recognition unicycle! Many Wurlitzers are missing from my database. Abandon shop! This is not a daffodil. Repeat, this is not a daffodil. - Betsy
"FIRE! FIRE! BURING THE DANCE FLOOR" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The combo CO/Smoke alarms do say "Fire, fire, fire" and not just beep, when they detect least mine does. But it doesn't know the difference between fire and a pan full of tater tots & fish sticks, or pancakes, or steak, or sometimes pizza. (I hate having a smoke detector in my kitchen) - April Russo
Time to take the batteries out and pray the thing isn't hard wired. - laura x from iPhone
April, do you know what it's supposed to say if there's excess CO? "Carbon monoxide carbon monoxide carbon monoxide" (say *that* three times fast)? - Meg VMeg
mine yells Fire! Feu! Fire! Feu!. Apparently voices wake people up better than beeps. - weelibrarian
They did a study a couple of years ago and found that kids just don't hear the fire alarm when they're asleep. This link is to a similar study 8 years ago. - Betsy
Meg, thankfully, I have never heard it NOT say "Fire, Fire, Fire" or go off when my hubby wasn't cooking something. - April Russo
I wonder if I'd really *use* a hanging shoe organizer.
Can use them for more than shoes, of course... - Corinne L
Yeah, I'm just bad at putting things away. Cubbies and open bins are my upper limit of organization, it seems. I gave up on dressers years ago. - Meg VMeg
I use one to organize all my electronic gear (cables, chargers, adapters, cases, earphones, etc.). - Anne Bouey
i have one hanging on my bathroom door for all that hair/lotion/stuff - ~Courtney F
Yeah, nothing fits on these doors, so it would go in my closet, so I would never see it, so I would never remember to put anything into it, which is the concern. - Meg VMeg
this idea is totally doomed - lris
But maybe I'd keep my shoes in it! Maybe! Like normal people! - Meg VMeg
I keep my shoes in a pile by the door. - laura x from iPhone
Yeah, I keep mine in a cubby. But maybe! - Meg VMeg
I love both of mine :D - Soup in a TARDIS
Well, it might be good for holding less frequently worn shoes. - April Russo
I kind of wonder how the celery market sustains itself.
We know it's not due to the marketing (have you seen the Portlandia sketch on the topic?) - Marie from iPhone
peanut butter. its the only explanation - Sir Shuping is just sir
Low overhead. You can grow celery in a glass of water! - Mark Trapp
Oh dear god, am I a walking, breathing episode of Portlandia? It figures. - Meg VMeg
Buy stalks low, sell high. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - Meg VMeg
Now I feel bad for celery. - Meg VMeg
Forget it, Meg: it's Corn Town. - Mark Trapp
Bwahaha! One of the many things I learned during my Amish romance period was that celery is a big deal with the Amish. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Officially too old for the Lower East Side.
The border checkpoints are getting rough. - Andrew C (✔)
you are never too old for anywhere. they are just too young for you! - Sir Shuping is just sir
All these mid-20's folks walking in the streets! Wearing, like, tall shoes. - Meg VMeg
Every time I see "ISIS", I think it's a reference to Archer.
me too - weelibrarian
One of the primary reasons why I refuse to use ISIL or IS when referring to it. - Mark Trapp
me tooo - jambina
I keep thinking of this: - April Russo
I'm probably late to the party, but I'm all about this song:
I'm probably late to the party, but I'm all about this song:
i just heard that for the first time a couple days ago. - holly #ravingfangirl
can't stop dancing - Meg VMeg
"When Trainor was 13, her parents bought her a computer so she could produce songs." <3 <3 - Meg VMeg
*bump* - Marie
I love that this has gotten more "like"s than the original post. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
Man, remember when Sebastian Bach had that recurring role on Gilmore Girls? Love.
bzuh? - RepoRat
Stupid ads for ladies in front of lady-oriented YouTube videos: - Meg VMeg
oh. - RepoRat
Ha ha. I had 3 guesses for where the gel went ( skis, roller pens, and the obvious ...) and was completely wrong :) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
RAZORS! - kendrak
Whenever I get bored on the internet, I compulsively think, "Hotmail, Salon, Livejournal, Members," because those were the 4 places to check for new content when I was bored on the early-2000's internet. "Members" referred to a local music scene messageboard (URL started with
Where do you go now? I'm afraid I have here, Facebook, and Reddit. - Steele Lawman
I cycle through Friendfeed, AskMetafilter, Metafilter, NYTimes, Gothamist. Metatalk if I'm desperate. Facebook if I'm desperate and I've been drinking. - Meg VMeg
Friends don't let friends face and book. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I have to drink to look at Facebook so I don't comment, "Oh fuck you," everywhere. - Meg VMeg
I still log in to Livejournal 1-3 times a year to wish everyone a happy instance of all the holidays that have passed since I last logged in. - Meg VMeg
Here, a couple of Facebook groups I'm in, MetaFilter/AskMe, NYTimes, the Rumpus, Arts & Letters Daily, local paper, Twitter, not necessarily in that order. - laura x from iPhone
here, Straight Dope, reddit, Facebook, and my feed reader. oh, and tumblr - ellbeecee
For me, it's DC, FF, G+, that order. - April Russo
What is here? I'm just coming up with some odd mapping software I've never heard of. Also, I actually have to stay away from Facebook if I've been drinking because then I'm much more likely to comment "Oh fuck you" everywhere. - Laura Krier
"here", at least in my comment, is Friendfeed - is that what you're asking, Laura? - ellbeecee
My ideal day these days: Wake up at 8. Poke around on internet & drink iced coffee. Go running. Poke around on internet while eating large arugula salad and drinking seltzer. Work on interesting research project (without concrete deadline) while random shows/movies are playing on tv....
Drink beer while continuing to work on interesting research project, poking around on internet, and chatting with BFFs while random shows/movies are playing on tv. Order in amazingly cheap and delicious food and chat with BFFs. Drink beer while continuing to work on interesting research project and poking around on internet (again). Bedtime at 11. - Meg VMeg
that is my ideal day too. only replace running with swimming. - jambina
Living the dream. - Steele Lawman
Yeah, and today there are lots of action movies on, all featuring Denzel Washington, so it's kind of like there's one really, really long Denzel Washington action movie playing in the background, which continuity is surprisingly soothing. - Meg VMeg
If left to my own devices I could totally go to bed at probably like 9:30-10 and wake up at 6 or 7. I would dig running, too, and the weather for running would always be like 55-60 and slightly overcast but no humidity at all. - Christina Pikas
Sounds awesome. I too would replace the running with swimming, and the beer with wine. - Corinne L
Got tailed by neighborhood security for taking phone pics (from the sidewalk!) of some of the crazy mansions. Lol, dude, don't put crazy mansions in the middle of Brooklyn then. Sorry I'm reusing an IKEA bag and wearing sneakers with no socks.
wow. gorgeous. - jambina
It is unreal. I could look at them for hours. So many strange porches and columns and cupolas. Cupolae? - Meg VMeg
Are you in the Bay Ridge section? *cough* mafia *cough - Janet from FFHound!
Wow, these are in Brooklyn ? I can't even imagine what they cost and what taxes must be - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Kensington? Midwood? - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫ from FFHound!
Ditmas Park! It looks like they go for anywhere $1-3million: No idea what the taxes would be like. - Meg VMeg
Fun day walking around with one of my best college friends (on a 20-hour layover from EWR): Dog lake and biggest meadow in Prospect Park, chocolate chess pie at the library, Ai Weiwei and Swoon exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum of Art.
yay! - jambina
Cheerwine mixers?
Or whatever the opposite of a mixer is. - Meg VMeg
Rum? - kendrak from Android
Ack. Whatever covers the taste? (Not a fan.) Perhaps a cherry vodka? - LB sad. from Android
Yeah, now I'm thinking it might be better in a cake. They have 2 cases here! Housesitting is fun. - Meg VMeg
Chocolate or bundt? Now I worry it might be a waste of cake. - Meg VMeg
Chocolate! - ~Courtney F
bourbon! Pine State calls it the Poor Man's Hattan. - holly #ravingfangirl
We do cheerwine and Bourbon here too. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Watching "Who Do You Think You Are?" on housesitting cable and wondering what it would feel like to learn this stuff, were one's family tree not already established back to the early 1700's #parentalhobbies #familiaritybreedscontempt
Mm-hm. I'm just as glad the family genealogy wonks are other people. - RepoRat
Dear biking people, please always wear your helmets. Please please please. My friend just got doored, and broke her knee and saw her ankle bone, but her skull is okay because of a helmet. Please.
Ouch. I hope she heals well and quickly. - RepoRat
Gaah. Sorry about her injuries, but hooray for helmets. - Steele Lawman
And make sure you replace your helmet if there's even a chance your head made contact with something during a crash! They're one-time use items. Also replace if you see any visible crackage in the foam or plastic shell, however slight, or if there looks to be permanent indentations. - Mark Trapp
oh jeezus. i'm glad her skull is okay. and what Mark said. - jambina
Luckily, it looks like her corpse ACL didn't tear. - Meg VMeg
they rarely do. - jambina
Yep, there was an all-state swimmer in our community who was skateboarding in front of his house, fell, hit his head, and suffered a TBI. He's been in a semi-vegetative state for the last 3 years. And a fit man in his 50s got knocked off his bike in his neighborhood and suffered a spinal cord injury. Two years later and he's just learning to walk again. Neither were wearing helmets. Helmets are good things ... Even if you don't think you'll be "going fast enough to hurt yourself". - Kristin from iPhone
Something bit my face while I slept (IS THAT A THING THAT HAPPENS???????), and it's swollen all around the puncture, from my eyebrow almost to my hairline.
A few years back I got bit during sleep by an unknown something on the underside of my arm, near the armpit, and it was very red and swollen. Had to go on antibiotics and a steroid to to take care of it, so you might want to get it checked out if the swelling doesn't go down soonish. - Kirsten
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - Meg VMeg
Definitely a thing that happens. Don't ask me about mosquito bites on the eyelid. - RepoRat
ohhh, yeah that's not good. I would guess spiderbite possibly or red ant. I had a spider bite me about 15 years ago now (dang I'm old) and had to be in the hospital. never felt the blasted thing bite me and still no idea what type, just that it was a nasty bugger - Sir Shuping is just sir
+1 on getting that thing checked, soonest. - MoTO: Team Marina
Yeah it's a thing that happens. If it is that swollen, yes get it checked. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Sent a pic to NP sister. Took two benadryl. Slept all day. Still a little too gross for public. Ordering in Thai. Terrible first day of research leave :( - Meg VMeg
If any superpowers kick in, let us know. - Corinne L
Will do. It actually feels like the curry I ordered was spicy enough to help. No idea how that works, but I'm not questioning it. - Meg VMeg
Terrible. Glad the food is helping. - laura x
I've become one of the unabashed, single-party phone-readers at restaurants. I tip well, at least?
I usually go with that. - Julian
HEY ME TOO - jambina
Thirded. - RepoRat
Same, here. And I tip especially well at the places that the waitstaff don't bother me while I read. - Katy S from iPhone
I too am in your club! - Janet from FFHound!
Me too - am in fact doing that right now at a random pizza joint in Bryn Mawr. Also helps with avoiding conversation with others at the bar (when I want to avoid conversation). - Sarah from FreshFeed
me too - ellbeecee
Yup, mostly at lunch and more on the iPad. I tip well if they leave me alone except for endless drink refills. - ~Courtney F
Its better than zingle party palm reader. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Just curious: Is there something about phone-reading in restaurants that makes it different (more difficult, easier, whatever) than, you know, single-party print reading, which I've been doing for decades? - Walt Crawford
I read from my tablet while eating alone in restaurants, but otherwise, me too! - WebGoddess
Walt, personally, I feel stupider or more anti-social looking at my phone than I would if I had a real book (or obvious reading device). They all feel pretty awkward to me, though, and I'm only really getting over that now. - Meg VMeg
You people and your meal-reading! Destroying the very fabric of our society. SHAME. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
It may actually stem from being told "NO READING AT THE TABLE, IT'S RUDE" when I was a kid, even though the circumstances are totally different. - Meg VMeg
Meg: Good point. Fortunately, even my inner voice figured out that a family sitting around a table is different than me sitting by myself. And I can see that "playing with your phone when you should be eating" could seem more awkward than reading while eating. - Walt Crawford
I'm so curious what this Naked & Afraid show would be like if they did same-sex pairs. This is mostly because I don't have cable at my house. This is a terrible show.
I'm house/catsitting in this neighborhood called Ditmas Park. It's a total mindfuck:
Blocks and blocks of Victorian mansions with carefully pruned lawns/greenery plunked down in the middle of Brooklyn. Unreal. - Meg VMeg
that's where philip from futurama is from! - jambina
no way! - Meg VMeg
pretty sure - that's the only reason i know about it - jambina
That's crazy. It's like San Francisco with the wrong foliage. - laura x from iPhone
There's a liquor store around the corner that advertises, "3 bottles of wine for under $15," on a chalkboard on the sidewalk. They mean that there are 3 bottles of wine in the store that cost less than $15 (each). They make me so angry.
that's flat out evil of them. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yeah, one of these days, that sign might go missing. - Meg VMeg
you should leave the sign...just change it a bit. like "all bottles of wine under $15" - Sir Shuping is just sir
get some chalk and write "we have only" at the top - jambina
^^^^THIS. - Julie Kane
Not only stupid, but man, that place has a lousy and/or expensive wine selection! - Walt Crawford
Walt: correct. - Meg VMeg
I still remember some idiot magazine "tips for living" thing years back that said "never buy wine at a supermarket, always go to a liquor store." Which in at least much of Northern California is spectacularly stupid advice. - Walt Crawford
Yeah, we don't have wine in grocery stores, so it's stupidly obvious advice here :) - Meg VMeg
It was probably good advice in many states a few decades ago, even for states with competition for wine sales. Last time I walked into the neighborhood liquor store, it was really sort of pathetic to see the wine "selection." - Walt Crawford
Maybe this weekend, I'll try some nance: It's in a bunch of markets near my house. Has anyone eaten it before?
Nope, but I'd try it. - Stephen Francoeur
what Stephen said - jambina
Huh. You have to (get to?) apply for a permit to use a metal detector in NYC parks and beaches:
My husband lost his wedding ring in an Edinburgh park and some kind person with a metal detector came to help us. He had to get permission and everything he found was to be turned over as it belongs to the queen. (We didn't find the ring but it was fun to look). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
This skirt has pockets, but they give the silhouette a faux panty-line effect, so I may have to sew them shut and cut them out.
Noooooooo! - Kirsten
ballz - jambina
We take Christmas in July very seriously up here.
Movie set? - Stephen Francoeur
It's for "Flesh and Bone" which is apparently "an upcoming American drama television series created by Moira Walley-Beckett. Its first season will premiere in 2015 on the American cable television network Starz." Ballet-oriented. - Meg VMeg
I'm sure your baby will look cute eventually.
But for now...nope. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
dang. that's rough. but sometimes, true. Once when Waif's namesake was presented with a new baby at her church she was stuck in the unenviable position of telling the truth, and hurt the parents feelings, or lying in the sanctuary (which she, unlike a lot of preachers, takes very seriously). Her quick and glorious mind came up with "Now that's a boy! That's a real boy!" - MoTO: Team Marina
My great grandfather, I am told, used to say, "My, that IS a baby!" - laura x
Sometimes they need a few months on them to fill out and get chubby. - Stephen Francoeur
^^this. - Corinne L
Does anyone have the Roku stick? Does it work okay?
*bump* - Meg VMeg
Oh, now I'm seeing it only works with certain tv's. Nevermind. - Meg VMeg
I don't have one, sorry: I wind up using Apple TV for streaming. Weird that it only works with certain TVs: seems like it should work with anything that has a free HDMI port. - Mark Trapp
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