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Meg VMeg

Meg VMeg

genius billionaire playboy philanthropist
Walking behind a man wearing a suit, and thinking, "OMG YOU ARE WEARING SO MUCH FABRIC RIGHT NOW."
I don't get the return of the 3-piece suit. That's crazy and should have remained last seen in the 70s. - Stephen Francoeur
I love a three piece suit. If I'm gonna be uncomfortable, I wanna look really pretty great even with the jacket off. - Andrew C (✔)
(that said, I haven't worn a suit in years, not even to weddings.) - Andrew C (✔)
I love a gent in a suit. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
It's just so much...fabric. - Meg VMeg
I only need a vest if I'm putting my rival railroad companies out of business. - Zamms
What about the top hat? - Joe
It's the cane that runs the trains. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
three piece suits are fantastic. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
They look nice, but I always feel sorry for guys wearing them. - Jenny H. from Android
A properly tailored suit is really not at all uncomfortable to wear. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Now that you say this, I am seriously tempted to wear a three piece suit when I go in for my TSA Pre appointment. Also: a fedora. - Zamms
Leave the blackjack at home, though. - Stephen Francoeur
Good point. It'd cause more problems than it solved. - Zamms
Suits are okay... in the winter. - John (bird whisperer)
What would you like it to be made of Meg? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
I love a man in a waistcoat *sigh* - Marina's Godmother :-)
I've got a Harris tweed jacket in my office, for which I paid $10 at a local thrift shop. It's so much better than a cardigan or the fleece pullover that I used to wear. - DJF
I say Hell Yes! to the three piece suit. I love a dapper looking gentleman. I think the point of all that fabric is to say, "Look at all this fabric I can afford to wear..." or something like that. - Laura Krier
After carding me at the liquor store, the cashier said, "You don't look 39!" I'm not 39 (no offense to the 39-year-olds in the crowd). I said, "You don't either!" She said, "I'm 20. My mom is 39. I'm going to be so sad when she turns 40 because then she'll be really old." Yeah. "Have a great night!" I said.
Didn't realize that "By The Time I Get To Arizona" (Public Enemy) was a reference to "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (Glenn Campbell). It is, right?
God I love this song (Public Enemy). - Meg VMeg
I love the Glenn Campbell song too. There has to be a remix combining them, right? - Zamms
Good question. It's not this, but it's close? Somewhere in the middle, I guess. - Meg VMeg
I like that. Also, Isaac Hayes decided "...Phoenix" needed to be like 20 minutes long: - Zamms
Wow. - Meg VMeg
I mean, why not? - Zamms
Depends where you leave from, how long it takes to get there. - Meg VMeg
Flagstaff? - Zamms
Don't forget Winona! - Meg VMeg
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino... - Meg VMeg
Over 2000 miles all the way! - Zamms
DJ Alan Greenspan is also a great DJ name. - Meg VMeg
Who on earth suggested that Depeche Mode cover Route 66? - Meg VMeg
Yes! It's so cool. Now that I think about it, I still haven't done the Kingman to San Bernadino bit. - Zamms
I haven't done Chicago to OKC, but everything after that. - Meg VMeg
Route 66 in Missouri and Oklahoma is pretty good. Except for Tulsa. That was rough. - Zamms
Brian Williams really just said that. Direct quote. - Meg VMeg
if he starts rapping... - Big Joe Silence
...then we're back where we started? - Meg VMeg
where and when is this storm? - jambina
Japan. Vongfong is its name. - Meg VMeg
When I put a smiley face emoticon in my email to you, I was being sincere. Don't think I can't tell that the one in your response is only mocking me.
:) - ellbeecee
:) - Meg VMeg
:-o - Uli
Did anyone here ever try that terrifying recipe where you make dulce de leche by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk? And maybe it explodes?
When I was little, my friend Gina's grandma used to make it that way. No cans ever exploded. - Jennifer Dittrich
that sounds like a fun experiment to do in a friend's kitchen. - kendrak
I think these days you can just buy precooked cans of dulce de leche, or at least in Latin markets or big supermarkets with a decent Latin items aisle. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Yes. We use it for caramel tart. - Johnny from iPhone
My friend makes caramel for dipping that way, but she uses a slow cooker. I haven't tried it myself, but the results are so good. - Corinne L
Ah, slow cooker is smart. - Meg VMeg
have you read Sweet Potato Queens? mentioned there prominently as "danger sauce" I still want to try it. - Christina Pikas
I learned that trick in Zimbabwe. We made all sorts of desserts but by far my favorite is to just dip the spoon in the can. "Danger sauce" is a great name I think I'll adopt it. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I make that all the time, for banoffi pie (banana toffee). - Iain - locked out of ff
And it never explodes? - Meg VMeg
No, not so long as you keep an eye on the pan, and never let it boil dry. You don't have it on a rolling boil, but it's still a bit of a leap of faith. You have to trust that it'll be OK, and it will. - Iain - locked out of ff
Just keep a kettle with boiling water in it, ready to go. That way, you can keep topping up the level of water in the pan with the condensed milk cans - Iain - locked out of ff
My parent's made it a few times. No explosions. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
I've done it. I also emptied a can of condensed milk into a pan. Bake it for 60-90 minutes, stirring every 30. It was delicious! - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
my cousin exploded a can, but that's because she wasn't keeping an eye on it and let it boil dry. she's the only person i've ever heard of who had a can explode. - ~Courtney F
"Hey, kid, let's get some ice cream." DAMN RIGHT WE WILL GET SOME ICE CREAM, JOE! Damn right. - Zamms
The Top Ten List on tonight's Jimmy Fallon Show is about Ello. Y'all, we are "of age".
Fallon does Top Ten lists? Letterman hasn't even finished retiring! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
"Half-fast" is brilliant.
At first I was like, is that some sort of weird variation on breakfast? And I Googled it. Eventually I got it. Yes, it is brilliant! - Laura
que? - jambina
Brilliant. - bentley
:D Sofa King brilliant. - Steele Lawman
love - jambina
The immediate quality of my relationship with my parents is contingent upon however the fuck their VOIP/speakerphone combo chooses to behave.
Sometimes it's like yelling into the void. With lots of pauses. And you say, "No, you first." A million times. - Meg VMeg
Meg fall down, go boom.
Ow. - Zamms
owwwwwww - lris
I'm not even looking at my knees for a week. - Meg VMeg
thaaaaaaat musta hurt. - RepoRat
I was walking down the street like a normal person, and my right toe caught some small sidewalk edge, and it was fine bcause my left foot was like, "YO, I TOTALLY GOT THIS," and jumped into action for the quick save, except the left shoelace (which was tied, btw) got stuck in one of these metal panels we have in the sidewalk here. And then I was spreadeagle on the ground. And then I... more... - Meg VMeg
:( - Anne Bouey
Ouch! - Kirsten from Android
owwieee - imabonehead
:( Ow! Hope you feel better soon! - LB snowed in. from Android
Ouch! - Katy S
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
yowch! - Big Joe Silence
It looks bruised. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Goddam NYC transit. Also, owwwwww. - laura x from iPhone
:-( - Stephan from iPhone
Ouch :-( - Galadriel C. from Android
Hope it feels better soon. :( - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I think between us we have most extremities covered! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
GO TEAM - Meg VMeg
I'd like to go outside, but it's rainy, and I'd have to wait for a bus, and I don't know where I'd go after getting on the bus.
It's too late to be awake, but I'm watching the video for the only good Throwing Muses song.
Now all the good Teenage Fanclub songs. - Meg VMeg
I saw them play in the freshman cafeteria at my college in 1984 or 1985. S'okay. - Stephen Francoeur
If you are sending flowers to someone because their cat died, but also the next day is their birthday (though you wouldn't ordinarily send flowers for their birthday), what do you write on the card? Just, "Thinking of you"?
That's what I'd go with. - ellbeecee
I think that would be the right way to go - Soup in a TARDIS
yes. and as someone who received flowers after my cat died -- it's a WONDERFUL thing to do. esp. on friend's birthday. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Another flower-recipient here, and I completely agree with Stephanie. - Catherine Pellegrino
When my first Shepherd died, my 3 best friends sent me flowers the next day that simply read, "All dogs to to heaven. We love you." I remember to this day. - Jenny
Has anyone ever eaten sole before? The fish.
I think I have, but I don't remember anything about it. - John (bird whisperer)
Ages ago - it was fish? I remember not disliking it, which for young me, was a big feat. - Jennifer Dittrich
yep, we used to eat it all the time when i was a kid. - holly #ravingfangirl
Did it go extinct and no one said anything? I don't think I've ever seen it for sale, but there are recipes... - Meg VMeg
they have just been way overfished and are close to endangered. - holly #ravingfangirl
Wikipedia says they're fine! Shows what Wikipedia knows. - Meg VMeg
well, some have recovered, but not all: thing happened to red snapper, which was super common when i was growing up. they're trying to build them back up: - holly #ravingfangirl
Sole meunière is one of my old-time favorites. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Yup, we see grey sole a lot in the supermarkets here. Sole, flounder, halibut, I like all the flatfishes. - rönin
all the time - jambina
Hm. Seafood Watch gave the ok. - Rodfather from Android
D brings it home just so he can talk about Dead Milkmen. *eyeroll* - Marie
lol Marie, I would do that, too, if I ever saw it at the store - Meg VMeg
Palomas forever, palomas for all.
There's a really excellent librarian at MfPOW named Paloma Celis-Carbajal. I can happily wish for Palomas for all! - RepoRat
palomas. yum. - jambina
Do you guys ever daydream that one day FriendFeed will get emancipated from Facebook, in, like, a "no hard feelings" kind of a way, and then the whole world will realize how great it is, and they'll all sign up, and then we'll be, like, the rock star elders of FriendFeed, and everyone will love and worship us?
Everything up to "and then the whole world" sounded pretty good. - Steven Perez from Android
I wish FF would get minor feature updates, at least. New Twitter API (?), Vine and Instagram video integration, HTTPS for Youtube, a bookmarklet that can handle whatever weird thing Tumblr does for photo gallery pages. - Andrew C (✔)
Yes. All the time. Although only if it stays sort of the same, or I get some kind of old-skool privileges like free lifetime ad-free membership. - laura x
Nope, for two reasons. One, "ad-free" would not be in the story, not unless it was a fee operation (you know, The Well is still around...). Two, I don't think we could have the sometimes-frank, lively, open, effective, non-trollish discussions we do if there were 100 million people on FriendFeed. (Take, for example, some of the librarian groups on FB. Please.) - Walt Crawford
as long as I'm dreaming up features, I'd like to have newlines in comments (I realize this can be abused), newlines preserved from imported content like Twitter, and some amount of optional markup, or at least spoilers markup. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, new lines are preserved when posted - ffhound app displays then appropriately (well, android app, not sure about ios version anymore). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, to be honest - yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kind of like how Bill and Ted and the Wyld Stallyns band is so revered in the future. - Joe
I have daydreams of hiring Jimminy and setting up FF2 when/if FB ever gives up on this place. But there's no viable business model. The closest would be donations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, how much would it cost? - Meg VMeg
Bandwidth and hosting is likely costing FB at least $5k a month. A part-time sysadmin at least that as well. Any development costs would be double or triple that just for maintenance and minor features. If we can't raise $100k a year it's not worth even considering. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Huh. What if we sold ads that only showed up if people weren't logged in? And never fixed/added any of the stuff Andrew wants (sorry Andrew)? And got Blake to host it (sorry Blake) - Meg VMeg
I would pay for FF. - laura x from iPhone
I would pay for FF. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Yep, me too. I was thinking of how Metafilter is partly pay-what-you-will now, in addition to ads for non-members and for members who choose not to turn them off. - Meg VMeg
What if FB just relaunched FF with a new name and a graphical refresh? Like, "Hey", with a condensed Helvetica logo, all in black and white? #takethatEllo - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen, I dream of hiring Jimminy too. Maybe he could help add functionality to a Buddypress site? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
The guy developing hey just followed me on ello. Is hey a thing? - Joe
Love it when the user survey doesn't load.
It's like they can read my mind. Very satisfied by not having to take your survey! - Meg VMeg
I'd pay good money to see/hear a band that included both Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) and Rivers Romo (Tony Romo's 7 mo. old son).
Orange butterflies, made of money, that fly into the sun? Nope nope nope nope nope.
My tv is changing its channel overnight or while I'm at work.
TIL Starbuckses in NY don't have almond syrup and people will look at you funny if you ask for it.
weird! - kendrak
RIGHT? He said, "Um...are you from around here?" And I was like, "Don't you take that tone with me, young man." - Meg VMeg
did you wag your finger? - kendrak
i don't think i've ever seen it here either. - holly #ravingfangirl
No almond syrup? I find this strange. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strange and inconvenient. Do you have it there? - Meg VMeg
"No almond syrup? Sorry, I thought this was Starbucks." - bentley
It gets easier once you remember that no one remembers anything you remember.
So pant waists are on the rise, while dress waists are bottoming out? Sounds expensive.
Hey, has Time Warner ever loaded an ugly Roadrunner page reminding you about your bill, when you opened a new tab?
Yeah, the URL looks like it's really them. How scary. - Meg VMeg
No, I haven't seen that. I have seen the annoying search page they through up. I forget how I turned that off (a lot of ISPs do that obnoxious trick that you have to undo). Relatedly, fuck Time Warner. - Stephen Francoeur
Background on DNS hijacking by ISPs: - Stephen Francoeur
"Relatedly, fuck Time Warner." LOL. Isn't that sentiment universally applicable? - Catherine Pellegrino
I suppose so. - Stephen Francoeur
Holy crap, I got cited in the 2014 IPCC report.
linky? (which I typed first as "oinky" and just, no.) - RepoRat
Well, not that prominently, but still: (it's Keener et al.) - Meg VMeg
Twice. I think that's pretty impressive! - RepoRat
Awesome! - Jenny H. from Android
I hate to have to say it, but I very firmly feel: Maria's not an asset to the abbey.
I'd like to say a word in her behalf. - Big Joe Silence
Maria makes me laugh. - ellbeecee
I love Mr. Butler the butler.
If you had to prepare/cook a ton of kale/chard in some way that you could freeze and eat it later (either on its own or as part of a larger stew/crockpot/whatnot), what would you do?
Hmm. Chop, blanch, and freeze in bags? - laura x
I've done similar to Laura (containers, not bags -- but on reflection, bags would work better). Good for stews, etc. - Catherine Pellegrino
A tip for using the freezer bags: use brand new ones, and then as you're sealing the bag, insert a straw into the last corner of the ziplock closure and suck out as much air as you can before closing. - lris
Freeze raw, then use in smoothies. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
These are perfect, thanks! (NO FUCKING WAY, THIS IS MY FUCKING KALE/CHARD) - Meg VMeg
(FINE, KEEP ALL THE KALE/CHARD!) (We're making quiches with ours, btw, but you can't freeze that.) - Zamms
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