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holly #ravingfangirl
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many.
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many.
Oh Holly, I'm so sorry. - lris
I'm so sorry, Holly. - Corinne L
{Holly} - Pete : Team Marina
Oh, Holly. *huge hugs* - Laura
I'm sorry, Holly. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Awful to hear, I'm so sorry, Holly. - Stephen Mack
sorry to hear, Holly - MoTO: Team Marina
So sorry. I can't imagine what I'll do when I get to this point with either of my cats. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
Really sorry for your loss. - Jen
Oh Holly. I'm sorry. Many hugs - Hedgehog
I'm so sorry, Holly. Sending love. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
<3 - Kristin
*hugs* - Heather
Oh no! Holly, I am so, so sorry. I was really hoping she could pull through. *hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
***hugs*** - Kirsten
I'm so sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
:( - Jenica
oh so sorry. sooo sorry. She's in kitty heaven now, eating all her favorite foods & snarfing up catnip and doing All the Things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm so sorry. What precious pics. - YvonneM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Holly. - Tamara J. B.
So sorry...what a pretty! - Bash
*hugs* - bentley
So sorry, Holly. - Friar Will
I am so sorry. It's the worst. - Meg VMeg
Sending all my love and hugs xoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm so very sorry. Sending good thoughts and hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Holly. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
So sorry *hugs* - Halil
*hugs* RIP, Miss Nessa. - Jenny H. from Android
Craft Brewer Admits He’s The Guy Responsible For Town’s Mysterious Count Chocula Shortage – Consumerist -
Craft Brewer Admits He’s The Guy Responsible For Town’s Mysterious Count Chocula Shortage – Consumerist
"Just in time for the spooky season, the city of Fort Collins, CO had a crunchy mystery on its hands: Someone had bought up all the boxes of Count Chocula cereal from two local grocery stores, prompting confusion and hunger in at least a few shoppers. Enough of a mystery to make the news, at least. A puzzled shopper who says she usually eats vegetarian and organic food for most of the year wrote to The Coloradoan saying she splurges around Halloween on her favorite cereal. “Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness,” she wrote, an effort that was stymied when both Albertson’s stores she went to were completely out of the stuff." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"As it turns out, the general manager of Black Bottle, a craft brewing company, had plundered shelves in order to brew beer for the brewery’s Cerealiously beer series. Previous variations include Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch moonlighting as milk stouts, and this time it’s the Count’s turn. “We put the cereal into a hop back so it doesn’t get into the beer,”... more... - Jessie
Barbie in form of the goddess Kali, presented at the exhibition 'Barbie: The Plastic Religion' in Buenos Aires, has angered (some) Hindus. -
Barbie in form of the goddess Kali, presented at the exhibition 'Barbie: The Plastic Religion' in Buenos Aires, has angered (some) Hindus.
"Hindus welcome the art world to immerse in Hinduism but taking it seriously and respectfully and not for refashioning Hinduism concepts and symbols for personal agendas. Barbie-fication of Kali is simply improper, wrong and out of place", said Rajan Zed, a notable interfaith leader. - centralasian from Bookmarklet
"The depiction of Barbie and Ken as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints also drew sharp comments". - centralasian
Only Six Northern White Rhinos Left In The World After Death At Wildlife Sanctuary -
Only Six Northern White Rhinos Left In The World After Death At Wildlife Sanctuary
Only Six Northern White Rhinos Left In The World After Death At Wildlife Sanctuary
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یکی هم تو تورونتوست تو فرفر حساب داره :-) - آینده
اینها که در حال انقراضند از این کرگدن های سفید شمالی هستند :) - Mahdi
:( - Mahdi
Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home | KTLA -
Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home | KTLA
"The home’s resident, who did not wish to be identified, said he had met Nunez-Figueroa online and they had gone on about six dates. He cautioned other people about allowing acquaintances into their homes. “Before you have somebody come in your house really check them out … really give it some time before you let somebody in, because they might want to stay,” he told KTLA." - rönin from Bookmarklet
They used dish soap to get her out?? Wonder how much. - rönin
That lady listened to "Santa, Baby" a bit too much. - Spidra Webster
*GROAN* - Big Joe Silence
I need someone who speaks Chinese to ask me about the Colts vs. Bengals game so I can say it was "馬馬虎虎", but I feel like that is not going to happen. :-( #chinesepunfail
I don't know what that says, but it looks like floaty squid aliens chasing Flintstones-type people (with the multiple feet). - bentley
LOL Close! It's a Chinese phrase meaning "it was okay", which literally translates as "horses and tigers". - Jessie
Stephan #TeamMarina
Germany's BND: pro-Russian separatists responsible for downing MH17
Germany's BND: pro-Russian separatists responsible for downing MH17
holly #ravingfangirl
Nessa says "why do you keep bugging me? jeez, Two Legs."
Nessa says "why do you keep bugging me? jeez, Two Legs."
please think good thoughts for nessa. she's not feeling so great. - holly #ravingfangirl
Poor kitty! Did she make it to the vet yet? - Katy S
twice, in fact. we are not 100% sure what's going on yet. will be starting antibiotics in case there is an underlying bacterial infection somewhere. her kidney/liver numbers yesterday were not good at all, so I am hoping it is the infection and not the more serious reason. she is stable at the moment, and the vet was pleased with how she is doing so far today, so we just have to watch and wait. - holly #ravingfangirl
Aw, poor girl. I hope she's feeling much better very soon. - Jennifer Dittrich
*pats gently* - Marie
I hope she is feeling better soon and it's "just" something that the antibiotics can knock out. - vicster: full-bodied
thanks, everyone. she has been moving around much more than yesterday, but hasn't really been interested in food today. sigh. - holly #ravingfangirl
Hugs, hugs - Meg VMeg
Some antibiotics upset the tumtum. Hoping that's the case here. - Marie
Sending good thoughts your way. Hope tomorrow brings eating. - Hedgehog
she ate a bit of food tonight! hoping i didn't just jinx things. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Good healing vibes to Nessa. - Corinne L
The earliest known Turkish settlers in the United States arrived in 1586 when Sir Francis Drake brought at least two hundred Muslims, identified as Turks and Moors, to the newly established English colony of Roanoke on the coast of present-day North Carolina. Only a short time before reaching Roanoke, Drake's fleet of some thirty ships had liberated these Muslims from Spanish colonial forces in the Caribbean where they had been condemned to hard labor as galley slaves.[9] Historical records indicate that Drake had promised to return the liberated galley slaves, and the English government did ultimately repatriate about one hundred of them to the Ottoman realms. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Significant waves of Turkish immigration to the United States began during the period between 1820 and 1920.[10] About 300,000 people immigrated from the Ottoman Empire to the United States, although only 50,000 of these immigrants were Muslim Turks whilst the rest were mainly Arabs, Azeri, Armenians, Greeks, Jews and other Muslim groups under the Ottoman rule. - Halil
Most ethnic Turks feared that they would not be accepted in a Christian country because of their religion and often adopted and registered under a Christian name at the port of entry in order to gain easy access to the United States;[12][13] moreover, many declared themselves as "Syrians" or even "Armenians" in order to avoid discrimination. - Halil
Here is a book Fwd: Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery - Nabil Matar (vía - Terra Barselonevî from Android
Last week I saw a Facebook post from about an upcoming spay/neuter event, and even tho I have chihuahuas not pit bulls, I texted them to ask if they had spots open for us. They texted back that pitties come first, but depending on turnout they might be able to help.
So I got a text at noon saying Bring em down & me, Jayden, Daisy & Violet were there in 15 minutes! And not only are Violet & Daisy getting free spays, but full vaxx & microchips!!! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And a few leads on dog friendly housing and rehoming Daisy & Violet <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's wonderful news! - Anne Bouey
I was crying like a sap because I was so overwhelmed by the generosity - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's awesome. - Anika
They were some of the last dogs operated on so when we went to pick them up, the tents & tables & stuff was getting packed up, and one of the ladies brought me a tub of gumbo & a tub of collards, leftover from their lunch from a local soul food joint. Bonus score! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's great! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I hope your housing will work out! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
Iain Baker
BBC News - What happened to England's lost football grounds? -
BBC News - What happened to England's lost football grounds?
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Love stuff like this! - Iain Baker from Bookmarklet
Kind of like how home plate at Sick's Stadium in Seattle is now in the middle of a Lowe's store. - Julian
Sepi ⌘ سپی
A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
Just finished the first season it was great and the soundtrack is wonderful too. - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Fantastic series. The second season is as good as the first so far. As this season also features Tom Hardy alongside Cillian Murphy my wife is twice as pleased as she was already. - Mark H
Mark can't wait to start the second season ... I'm with your wife, having these two actors make it even more enticing :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
You'll also be pleased to know that Sam Neill is still an absolute bastard. Wonderful acting to play a character so utterly evil. - Mark H
OH ... I was just talking about it with my brother ... trying to figure out the ending :-))) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
But he is a great actor!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Stephen Mack
Reason why men suck #infinity: Men don't change who they find most attractive as they age, but women do. This is just sad. ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet" | FiveThirtyEight) -
Reason why men suck #infinity: Men don't change who they find most attractive as they age, but women do. This is just sad. ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet" | FiveThirtyEight)
Reason why men suck #infinity: Men don't change who they find most attractive as they age, but women do. This is just sad. ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet" | FiveThirtyEight)
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Did we talk about this already? Most of the article is a profile of OKCupid's Christian Rudder, but the marquee insight (covered plenty elsewhere) is from these two charts. Biological imperatives and all that, but if you ever wanted to see data showing just how different men and women really are (and just how awful men are), this is a prime example. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Articles like this make me so curious to know whether he was the half of Bishop Allen that wrote "Things Are What You Make of Them": (hipper, lower-in-fi: - Meg VMeg
Meg, good question. I couldn't find any writing credits. - Stephen Mack
Not all men. - Brent Schaus
If you say so! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I definitely can say my tastes in men have changed over time. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
No comment. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I'm not sure I see how this data means that men suck. Am I missing something? Imho youth will often be a main reason for attraction. I thought that was just part of human nature. Women in this sample may have been responding mainly from a place of "the men I am attracted to who are date worthy", while men may have been responding more from a "she's hot/cute regardless of whether or not I end up dating her." - Corinne L
Rudder's new book, Dataclysm, is really entertaining -- easy 60 min read -- showing how in the behavorial sciences one should definitely NOT rely on self-reporting and polls. Observe how people actually behave, don't ask them -- collect their preferences via their clicks and keyboard activities. Technology from online ad marketing does have fascinating uses. BTW we are also such racists, despite what we might even tell ourselves. Overall, cool data science application on social graphs. - Adriano
Thanks, Adriano. I will definitely read it. - Stephen Mack
Saw "touring test" in a comment about A.I. which just proves robots will now misspell strategically to fly under the radar.
holly #ravingfangirl
Comic Sans Typewriter Is Here to Ruin Typewriters for Everyone via @PopMech
Comic Sans Typewriter Is Here to Ruin Typewriters for Everyone via @PopMech
"The Sincerity Machine". expert trolling. love it. - holly #ravingfangirl
One of the problems I have is that I put our birth certificates and our social security cards together in a safe place, so safe I haven't been able to find them in more than 2 years.
That's been plenty of time to replace them, but of course I haven't & now I have to scramble to get them all so I can apply for the last 2 bedroom unit at a certain bldg. Arghh Queen of the Last Minute ain't such a heady title. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I will have to catch BART & MUNI to get mine in San Francisco, Jayden's is just down by Lake Merritt. I should do both Monday, huh? One long adventure on public transportation. Lord I hope my leg's able to stand it (har har). - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I hope your health holds out and that they can turn around the paperwork for you fast enough. - Spidra Webster
Birth certificates cost hella much now. $25 for SF county, $30 for Alameda. Dang. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Website says SF office averages 20 min wait for documents, and I know Oakland office is near the same. A fraction of the travel time :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& even if someone else gets that particular unit before I can gather everything I need, it's pretty vital stuff so it wouldn't be a waste of a day. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I was in a similar situation a few years ago. the SS cards was the worst. We were in the office for nearly 5 hours! I hope you can get it all done in one day. - Anika
Prolly have to go to SSA Tuesday, lol that'll be too much for one day for me! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm going to begin packing this weekend. I was going to start with kitchen stuff we don't need but I'ma start with my bedroom closet, which serves as our linen closet/coat closet/supply closet, lol. It's the most likely culprit to be hiding those documents, so maybe I'll come across them before Monday, that'd be awesome. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Fingers crossed! - Spidra Webster
Thanks! :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
St. Anthony is pretty good at finding things. I already offered up a donation if he helps you find them fast. #neverhurts - Janet
That's good to know, thank you honey! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
One of the greatest tips I can give to anyone packing for a move: Wrap your breakables in the fabrics things you own. It's faster packing than using newspaper, takes up less space overall, and your stuff won't be all dirty when you unpack. Example: Wrapping dishes & nicknacks in towels, curtains, & t-shirts. ;) - April Russo
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
the benefit concert last night was my first big thing at the new job and it went pretty well if I do say so myself. bossman was happy, volunteers were awesome and complimentary about "pulling it off", the bands were sweethearts, and folks seemed to have a good time. maybe I can turn a corner now after getting a win under me.
there's not a whole lot of time to breathe, though, as next week is a big meeting and another event I had to pull together last minute, but I feel pretty good about things today at least. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
As if I need the permission of some group of gamers to play games. I can be a gamer and not be in your little gamer group.
Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science -
Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science
"NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science. In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science to save the day. “It’s a very human reaction,” said Harland Dorrinson, a prominent anti-science activist from Springfield, Missouri. “If you put them under enough stress, perfectly rational people will panic and start believing in science.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Additionally, he worries about a “slippery slope” situation, “in which a belief in science leads to a belief in math, which in turn fosters a dangerous dependence on facts.” At the end of the day, though, Dorrinson hopes that such a doomsday scenario will not come to pass. “Time and time again through history, Americans have been exposed to science and refused to accept it,” he said. “I pray that this time will be no different.”" - Jessie
Melly - #TeamMarina
What my sister-in-law wore to work today (she's a Prep teacher):
My grandfather passed away 20 years ago this November. At his wake, my family had blown up a bunch of pictures of him to display, and there was one picture from when he was in his 20s that looked EXACTLY like me. My grandmother walked up to me and said, "It's amazing, isn't it? And now you know what you will look like when you're dead, too!"
She also pranked the funeral home director: "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU EMBALMED HIM? I DIDN'T WANT HIM EMBALMED? Just kidding!" - Zamms
You have quite the grandmother! - lris
Yeah, she's pretty fantastic. When she turned 80 she told everyone she reached the age of integrity so she could now say exactly what she thought about everything. I never noticed the difference. - Zamms
Ha! - lris from Android
Can I like this thread more than once? - Catherine Pellegrino
I love your grandmother. - laura x from iPhone
my first-cousin-once-removed is 81, and she's like that. She crosses the street wherever she wants saying, "they're going to stop - they won't hit an old lady." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
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Andrew C (✔)
Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
This would be funnier it it wasn't so close to reality - WarLord
Exactly - maʀtha
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The sickest part of this is the fact that she had to cancel mainly because law enforcement refused to do anything about it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
That's the most fucked up part is no one did anything to make the event safe. It's like they just shrugged. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I can't believe the campus doesn't have a no weapons policy. I wouldn't stand in the front of a room in that environment. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The university is saying that they're not allowed to prevent anyone with a concealed carry permit from bringing a weapon (and the police refused to implement pat-downs or metal detectors, even for people without permits, citing the same law.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I saw that. I just don't understand *how* a law is allowed to exist without seemingly essential safegaurds. Even the freaking wild west made folks leaves their guns at the doors of the saloon! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
This sounds like the cops downplayed the threa of pipebombs and dead studentst. When the Utah cops did not (apparently) take this threat seriously the whole open carry issue is convenient way to send hysterical lady off with pat on the head... #itISutahafterall. #pipebombs - WarLord
It seems their law enforcement doesn't take threats against women seriously *until* they are acted upon. - YvonneM
Todd Hoff
French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war | World news | The Guardian -
French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war | World news | The Guardian
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"But Rochereau also has a much more poignant and exceptional memorial: his room in a large family house in the village has been preserved with his belongings for almost 100 years since his death in Belgium. A lace bedspread is still on the bed, adorned with photographs and Rochereau’s feathered helmet. His moth-eaten military jacket hangs limply on a hanger. His chair, tucked under his desk, faces the window in the room where he was born on 10 October 1896." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Cozy, but there's no master and no ensuite. And it's a little dated. - Todd Hoff
Spidra Webster
Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress. -
Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.
"Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing power. The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. In fact, publishers have lately been launching coloring books specifically for adults. The trend is alive and well in countries in Europe and North America. Most recently, in Spain, the publication Espasa published Coloréitor, with illustrations by well-known cartoonist Forges. Does Coloring Really De-stress? One of the first psychologists to apply coloring as a relaxation technique was Carl G. Jüng in the early 20th century. He did this through mandalas: circular designs with concentric shapes similar to the Gothic churches’ rose windows. They have their origin in... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
via Katy S. - Spidra Webster
art therapy - Halil
We would color mandalas once a semester in my yoga classes. I loved it :) - Jenny H. from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @beschizza: I'm increasingly worried what the Futura may hold.
RT @beschizza: I'm increasingly worried what the Futura may hold.
Arial combat? - Brent Schaus
It's the fall of the Times New Roman Empire all over again. - Jennifer Dittrich
There will be Arial bombardments before we know it. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That'd be Grotesk. - Brent Schaus
And make an awful Din. - Brent Schaus
The Impact will be immeasurable. - Corinne L
Those Wing-Dings are always out for war. If they were more Lucida, they would see there's no Futura in it. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's all over when they bring the Trebuchet out. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's almost Comic Sans the comedy. - Steve C Team Marina
Sounds like ISIS is really making an Impact. - Steven Perez from Android
War is helvetica. (Italic like it is.) - Stephen Mack
Mike Nencetti
My wife can barely speak at all, due to the tumor. (to communicate we ask questions and she nods) I have noticed in the early mornings she says a few words. I made a short video and emailed it to her daughter, saying thank you and love you. only 5 words, but the video made her day.
You are a good guy, Mike. These days are precious and it takes a huge heart to share them. You are amazing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
no matter how bad things are - we try to find some joy in each day, we call them small victories. its going to get tough in the coming weeks. we have all the hospice meds ready to make this as comfortable as possible. thanks shannon. - Mike Nencetti
That's really beautiful, Mike. - Jenny H. from Android
Be well - WarLord
that's a wonderful thing to do -it's something her daughter can hold on to and save. Having just watched my dad in hospice care and my mother caring for him, please remember to take care of yourself too. And yes, the small victories, whatever they are, are so important. - ellbeecee
What a beautiful gift, Mike, both for Beverly that she was able to tell her daughter that she loves her, and for her daughter, who will treasure that. I continue to hold you both close in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
That's a wondferful thing to have done, Mike. I wish you both many more victories and joys in the coming weeks. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do what you can to take care of yourself. With my mom we would watch videos of family a little bit but lots of distracting videos like Too Cute kittens and dogs. Different situation for you but I hope you keep finding your Too Cute moments together. - Steve C Team Marina
All the best Mike. - Eric - It's My Thing
MoTO: Team Marina
All of you criminals have inspired me at one time or another. But Mandy gets the gold star in that territory. She keeps it moving, she keeps trying. I admire the hell out of her for it. Hoping and Praying this next turn around the sun gets you more of what you need and some of what you want, sugar.
Also, she probably knows more about Parliament Funkadelic than I do. What is not to love there? - MoTO: Team Marina
Mandy's strength is such an inspiration. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Sugar is the perfect endearment for her. She's a sweet lady even when times are tough. Big smooches to you today, Mandy. - Corinne L
The P-funk is strong with that one. Much respect. - SAM
Leave it to my big brother to hit me right in the feels. I cries, guys <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I luh you, girl. Hang in there. - MoTO: Team Marina
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