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Mike Nencetti
contacting hospice creates family drama. Im ok with being the bad guy.
I'll do my best to keep the drama off of Facebook. I just desperately needed a hospice bed. My poor wife is going through hell. She may be put through more hell, I'll just do my best to give her the best care. She deserves it. - Mike Nencetti
She cannot talk, she cannot walk, she cannot dress herself, she cannot tell someone she is in pain. Things will get worse, horrifically worse. My calling hospice was an intervention for her. A cry for mercy. But unfortunately family may step in and - well hopefully the bad guy can get her the care she needs. I do not need to be liked, - Mike Nencetti
What is the opposition to hospice? - Anne Bouey
Do what you need to do. My dad has been at home under hospice care since mid/late August. He's very near the end now, but this was the right thing to do. You know your wife and what she wants. Focus on getting that. - ellbeecee from Android
Chemo is out because she cannot move without crap loads of steroids and and almost choked on her vomit a few days ago, by the time could qualify for a trial she wil most likely be dead. I really have no idea. - Mike Nencetti
I'll just let things play out. My only drama was taking the Drs advice and contacting hospice. But wow, am amazed how that can cause so many attacks on me. I'm ok. I will take the hits for my wife. - Mike Nencetti
Oh, Mike. I really hope that the family comes around and realizes that hospice care is what is best for Beverly. - vicster: full-bodied
It's her daughter. She will be here soon. - Mike Nencetti
I'm sorry that their way of dealing with their grief is to lash out at you, Mike, and you are a very forgiving guy to take it on the chin like that. You know what is best, and you are doing what you need to do. All strength and love to you both ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My hope is that when her daughter arrives, she will be able to meet with hospice and see that they are there to keep her mom comfortable and to support you and all the family (including her). These are always tough decisions, but you know best. I wish you peace, Mike. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
glioblastoma destroys famiies. We are fortunate, most GBM patients have little quality of life. I'll let her daughter do what she wants. I am as worried for her as I am for my wife. Being the step dad, not being likes is part of the job. I do not think there is much she can do.. - Mike Nencetti
Hopefully she does what's best for her mum and not just what's best for her. Quality of life goes up and down the chain and playing the hero (or martyr) isn't always the best option for the person who needs the care. Sending peace and love, my friend. - Johnny
I can't say enough wonderful things about hospice. In my experience, people get upset that hospice gets involved because they're afraid it means their loved one is dying today or tomorrow .. and while that can be the case .. you'll get more benefit from hospice if they get involved before it gets to that point. Hospice offers amazing support and counseling for the entire family and they... more... - Kristin
Thanks everyone. i meet with the social worker, and hospice nurse today. not yet heard about the bed. I'm going into work the rest of the week, to avoid as much drama as possible. i'm being treated like one of the kids, not her husband. i'll try to update this thread soon. i'll get counselling soon. i am sure I will need it. - Mike Nencetti
I often wish Josh's family had been okay with hospice care for my MIL rather than try to nurse her themselves at home. I honestly think it would have been better for everyone. - Melly - #TeamMarina
oh dear, Mike. I'm so sorry. But I am glad you've called hospice. I hope you get counseling and the support you need from your own sources. (I bet hospice can help you!!) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Being "the bad guy" is often merely surrogate for "doing what no one else has the courage to do, even though they realize it must be done." You are to be commended in the manner you've taken care of your wife, Mike. Not that you need a pat on the back from me (or anyone else). - MoTO: Team Marina
Thinking of you, Mike. I hope the family will realize you are trying to do the best thing for Beverly and the rest of you. - LB is tickety-boo!
Maybe it isn't that they object to hospice care, as much as they object to what it means. And yes, you would naturally be "the bad guy" for making them face the truth and taking away any false hope they have left. But for your wife, it's probably best that she is cared for by people that understand her needs, as you understand them, and not cared for by people trying to cling to their... more... - April Russo
Well said, April. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Fear does horrid things to people. I hope her daughter understands you are doing this for love of her mother. So very sorry you are dealing with this! - Janet from FFHound!
Love you man I made the call on mom's hospice but I had a supportive family who trusted me and my decisions. I can't imagine going through it up stream. You're doing all you can the best you can and for the right reasons. Take care of yourself please. - Steve C Team Marina
Thanks everyone. Great meeting with the hospice nurse today. Huge help for Beverly. So glad we have this in place. We would soon be in the ER if not. The nurse will return in two days and meet with Beverlys daughter. I'm going to work wed-fri. We still do not have the bed. I believe the drama will be minimal. Beverly will get the care she needs. - Mike Nencetti
Glad it sounds like things are getting resolved. - Anika
I'm so glad that things are settling toward Beverly getting the care she needs and hope that the drama stays at bay. I'm glad you are seeking out care for yourself as well. Care for caregivers is so hugely important. It is exhausting in every way. - vicster: full-bodied
I'm so glad that the meeting went well and I'm sending good thoughts to you all - Galadriel C. from Android
Drama is done for now. I'm slowly seeing people help.Family becoming family. neighbors volunteering to help. more food than we need. we have a lot of challenges ahead. I think we will be ok. - Mike Nencetti
So good to hear that things are settling down a bit and people are helping out. Don't hesitate to say if there is anything you need, or if you just want a place to vent. ((hugs)) to you both. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Jason Toney
RT @mattdpearce: The most British newspaper correction I've ever seen, in the Guardian via @eleanorokane http://t.co/sdNs5GlK0g
RT @mattdpearce: The most British newspaper correction I've ever seen, in the Guardian via @eleanorokane http://t.co/sdNs5GlK0g
This is gold. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
So the comedy club I volunteer at is a non-profit organization. Our big yearly event, an all women comedy festival, starts next week and some dude decided he was going to protest it because it is sexist. That is fine he said he would protest quietly, if he wants to be wrong good for him. But then he ripped down all of our posters
And replaced then with his photoshopped offensive posters. Those posters aren't cheap and we ran out, so he effectively screwed up one of our chief ways of advertising (huge foot traffic area). Not to mention a LOT or work and money went into those posters. People suck. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from iPhone
That really sucks :( Can you get the word out and see if the community will help fund some more posters and help with advertising? And isn't that also a criminal act? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
What a dick. I agree with WoH that if you guys get the word out on the internet, that you may get some donations that would help there be more posters (also the word getting out would itself let people know about the festival). Of course, this asshole protests when there are all male comedy bills, right? - Spidra Webster
Let us know the name of the club and link to the info. I'll tweet this for sure. - Spidra Webster
Bill him. Or hell, see if he can be charged with vandalism, etc. - Andrew C (✔)
I think if you tweet a couple comedians on Twitter like Marc Maron, they might be willing to tweet it as well since one jackass is trying to shut it down.... - Spidra Webster
The good news is that I can see there's already been some coverage in local papers, comedy sites and Twitter on this. So I hope they'll be able to screw up this guy's objective. - Spidra Webster
Yeah we have been getting decent coverage it is just a huge bummer this guy tried to ruin things. He also made a craigslist ad to get people to protest with him. He put his number on it so he had heard from a large number of comedians lol. As for the legality, I don't know if Curious is going to go after him but some of th sponsors sure should. He used their logos on his false poster...... more... - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from iPhone
Well, I just tweeted Maron about it. We'll see if he ignores it. I also posted about it on my Twitter and Facebook. I think it was a bit of a mistake for the official AJND account to use the MRA hashtag as it probably attracted a bunch of MRA kooks to join his cause. :( - Spidra Webster
Yeah. It's going to be an interesting year. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from iPhone
I love that you guys have a non-profit comedy club, though. That's great. - Spidra Webster
It's an interesting model and the mission statement is pretty awesome. It's a great community. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from iPhone
Glen Campbell
So, for breakfast we had pain au chocolát (from Trader Joe's) and bacon (made using http://baconmethod.com). This means we had a large tray of bacon grease left over. Rather than letting it go to waste, I used the leftover bacon grease to rub on the potatoes we're cooking for lunch. In addition, I'm using the whole pan of leftover bacon grease to..
...roast brussels sprouts in, thus saving the expense of several drops of olive oil. - Glen Campbell
Oooh, I was going to suggest using the bacon grease with the brussels sprouts! - vicster: full-bodied
Brent Schaus
#SaturdayFF - My great uncle Howard Gamble served as editor of Canadian Business magazine from 1949-1972. A history of Canadian Business, Canada’s oldest business magazine - http://www.canadianbusiness.com/busines...
#SaturdayFF - My great uncle Howard Gamble served as editor of Canadian Business magazine from 1949-1972.  A history of Canadian Business, Canada’s oldest business magazine
"From its start as The Commerce of the Nation, a Chamber of Commerce organ, Canadian Business has become a trusted source for nearly 1.1 million readers." - Brent Schaus from Bookmarklet
My grandma's brother. I knew little about him as I grew up, only that when he died he left a lot of money to my dad and uncles. - Brent Schaus
Although he had the longest tenure as editor of the magazine, it wasn't always illustrious lol - Brent Schaus
"Replacing him was Howard Gamble, a Toronto-born chartered accountant who had joined the staff of The Financial Post in 1945 and was acting as its Montreal editor before arriving at Canadian Business. Though a competent editor, his magazine lacked the flare of Scobell’s. Gamble rarely wrote editor’s notes or ran letters from readers, giving the publication something of an aloof air.... more... - Brent Schaus
"Throughout Gamble’s 23-year reign (still a Canadian Business record), most of the magazine’s long-running regular features were discontinued, as was, in 1955, Carl Dair’s design. Sadly, instead of building on Dair’s accomplishments, what followed was another series of utilitarian designs that would plague the magazine throughout the 1960s and ’70s. Regardless, readership continued to climb and, by the time Gamble retired in 1972, circulation had reached nearly 32,000 copies per issue." - Brent Schaus
Just discovered the name of one article he wrote, that I must track down: "The Road to Tomorrow," Canadian Business, Jan. 1954. - Brent Schaus
Meg VMeg
"THE MOST POWERFUL STORM WE HAVE EVER SEEN ON THIS PLANET so far this year"
Brian Williams really just said that. Direct quote. - Meg VMeg
if he starts rapping... - Big Joe Silence
...then we're back where we started? http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Meg VMeg
where and when is this storm? - jambina
Japan. Vongfong is its name. - Meg VMeg
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
today in job transition hilarity: I have too much personal time off accrued for a half-time employee. 24 hours too much to be exact. so guess who is getting paid for 24 extra hours next week? that means my first paycheck at half-time will be higher than my regular paycheck used to be. just this once. still, that covers my ass this month.
"Payroll error in your favor. Collect $1000." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yay, ass coverage! - Spidra Webster
for real tho - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Maitani
DABIR | Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review - http://www.dabirjournal.org/
DABIR | Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review
"The Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review (DABIR) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. DABIR aims to quickly and efficiently publish brief notes and reviews relating to the pre-modern world in contact with Iran and Persianate cultures. The journal accepts submissions on art history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, numismatics, philology and religion, from Jaxartes to the Mediterranean and from the Sumerian period through to and including the Safavid era (3500 BCE-1500 CE). Work dealing with later periods can be considered on request." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Derrick
I say good day, sir.
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Derrick :) - Pete : Team Marina
Well, hello, good-looking! - Kisha
OMG CUTE! *hugs the D* - Soup in a TARDIS
lookitchoo. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
With a bow tie. You fancy. - Kristin
Good day. - John (bird whisperer)
*waves* - Kirsten
Nicely played, sir. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Cheerio! - tab from BuddyFeed
eww, a well dressed man - chaz2b
Pip pip and all that, what? ~Bertie Wooster (I think. I mean, I'm sure he said this at some point.) - Dan: Bibrarian
ohWell good day to you too Sir ! - Peter Dawson
win! - maʀtha
Well, damn. - Alix May
*faints* - MoTO: Team Marina
Oh hay! - Fossil Huntress
supa)) - cat
*bump* - LB is tickety-boo! from Android
bumpity - MoTO: Team Marina
yay. - Betsy
Yep. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
aw, 2011 - lris
Miss this guy. - Steele Lawman
Me too! - Laura
Ever time I hear "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" I think of D. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
DEEEEEEEEEEE! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*waves* Missed your smiling face! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Jessie
Couple Had Sex In Back Seat Of Police Cruiser | The Smoking Gun - http://thesmokinggun.com/documen...
Couple Had Sex In Back Seat Of Police Cruiser | The Smoking Gun
"After being arrested, a Wisconsin couple had sex in the back of a police cruiser, an encounter that was interrupted when a cop heard the woman “begin to moan loudly” while her legs were “touching the ceiling” of the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint. Heather Basten, 29, and Travis Husnik, 33, were taken into custody by Oconto County Sheriff’s Department deputies after their car was spotted drifting into oncoming traffic on August 3. During questioning by cops, Basten, who was driving, and Husnik admitted they had been drinking. A deputy noted that there were two open cans of Busch Light on the car's floorboard, and that Husnik “indicated one been belonged to him and the other to Heather.” Husnik, who was on probation, was handcuffed and placed in the rear of a police cruiser. He was soon joined there by Basten, who was driving without a license and had a used syringe in her purse. Basten reportedly said that she “used to shoot up meth with it.” While subsequently... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Eric - It's My Thing
Yep, that sounds like where I live. - Lo from Android
Checked off Bucket list.. - Me
Oh, it's supposed to be "on top of". I was seriously wondering what the hell "on to of Heather" meant, since it was written twice in the article. This story is amazing, though. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Gotta make the best of a bad situation - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Iain - locked out of ff
HELP it's me, and i've been locked out, and I can't get my account back :( What do I do now? Do I have to start all over again?
Right, it's Iain Baker here, I have been locked out, and need to get back in. Seem to have created this account, but I don't know what to do now. Really want my old account back...... - Iain - locked out of ff
Oh, shoot. I'm not sure how, but I'm hoping that someone else does, or at least knows the answer. - Jennifer Dittrich
Damn, this is just AWFUL. I feel like i've lost a limb, or something. I know i'm not on ff every day - but when it's taken away...... - Iain - locked out of ff
Does any of this help? http://friendfeed.com/about... - Betsy
Not really. My account is so old - and I was surviving by just clicking on the "login via facebook option". A risky strategy,I guess, and so it has been proved! - Iain - locked out of ff
Unfortunately I'm not sure what to recommend. Another friend was recently locked out of FF and he has heard neither hide nor hair from anyone at FF. - Laura
Yeah, i'm guessing that might be the case for me. - Iain - locked out of ff
The negatives: oh shit, all of those years of comments, and likes, and history, and all of that. - Iain - locked out of ff
The positives, it might be a clean slate, and I get rid of a lot of dead wood. Plus, I get to follow lots of friends again, and hope they follow me back. - Iain - locked out of ff
i am adding a METRIC SHIT TON of ff peeps, as we speak - Iain - locked out of ff
Gotta contact your contact on the inside. - Spidra Webster
Some Italian guys had the same problem recently and they managed to get back in with the password reset - it randomly works - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ from Flucso
Been hoping that random would work for me- it hasn't so far - Iain - locked out of ff
Keep trying! :( - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ from Flucso
The damn red moon did this. I hope you can get back to the original FF universe but we will attempt to make this one just as awesome. - Janet
Kristin
I've been trying to help catch this basset for the last 3 days. She's been roaming around my office, but is terrified of people and other dogs. A rescuer friend set a trap for her yesterday and she avoided it. I saw her again today and this guy named Trent was able to get close enough to slip a leash around her neck. Trent and I sat with her ....
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... until my rescuer friend was able to come and pick her up. She's now in their rescue program and will get the medical attention she needs and learn how to be a dog! Once the leash went around her neck she started wagging and trotting right along. It looks like she was from a backyard breeder who bred her until she couldn't produce puppies anymore. :( But she'll have a good life from here on out. - Kristin
People stepping up to help animals (and kids and the elderly) makes my heart happy. There are good people out there, y'all. - Kristin
I'm so glad she's going to be with people who give her the love she deserves. - Jennifer Dittrich
Poor sweet thing. Thank you for getting her to someone who will help! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
So awesome she has a path to a forever wonderful home. - Janet
So what's the story with you and Trent? :) - Steve C Team Marina
Trent is a kid that pulled over when the basset ran into traffic. He's very sweet, very YOUNG, and not that bright. He thought we should give her some Sunny D because it has "vitamins and stuff" in it. He's also Canadian. Shout out to the Canucks. - Kristin from iPhone
Me
Me
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma - ReadWrite - http://readwrite.com/2014...
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don't Ask For A Raise, Trust Karma - ReadWrite
"Proffering career advice more analogous to The Secret than Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women in the tech industry that asking for what you're worth isn't the best way to get ahead. “It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise,” Nadella told a confounded (and predominantly female) audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Thursday." - Me from Bookmarklet
His response on Twitter afterwards was marginally better (that the gender gap needed to be closed, so that raises would not be needed to address it) but that still fails to give any sort of constructive advice to women currently making less than their peers, or the racial disparity even within that gap. - Jennifer Dittrich
W. T. F. - Spidra Webster
So the guy who would have to increase his budgets to pay for all the raises advocates not asking for raises. How odd. - Todd Hoff
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Coworker took a pic of me at me desk workin' earlier. 😀 http://t.co/pSQVKbwqeh
Coworker took a pic of me at me desk workin' earlier. 😀 http://t.co/pSQVKbwqeh
Pre or Post lunch? Looks like post. - Eric - It's My Thing
Post lunch would have her using her forehead to "type" on the keyboard. :P - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Hadda sober up real quick for a conference call. They're like, You can skip it. I'm like, Yeah cuz I'm a little bit drunk right now so...
The danger of the dranky lunch. - Jennifer Dittrich
Joe
Joe
When someone says "Don't doubt, just believe," that is when I have the strongest urge to doubt and question their belief system.
From some religious guy on the radio. - Joe
as it should be, Joe - RepoRat
This was said about a month ago, but it still makes me bristle. - Joe
Eivind
I see Jenny already picked out your Halloween costume .. - Kristin
^__^ - Eivind
That cat has Seen Things. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Please let this be a Christmas card - Steve C Team Marina
Jessie
Hunger Is the Beginning of Every Folktale - http://the-toast.net/2014...
Hunger Is the Beginning of Every Folktale
"Desire is transformative, and transgressive: whether it’s an unpeeled onion or a noble lover, to want something, especially for women, can never be entirely benign. A common consequence for careless appetite in fairy tales is monstrous birth– a child that is less, and more, than the mother bargained for. In the story Prince Lindworm (ATU 433B), a queen eats up one of her two allotted onions skin and all, and gives birth to a dragon-son, who demands and devours a series of brides before meeting his match. The queen’s unchecked appetite is finally redeemed by the restraint of the last bride, who comes to the marriage bed in seven shifts (like the seven veils of Salome or the clothing shed by Ishtar at each of the seven gates to the underworld). For each shift she sheds, she demands the lindworm give her a skin, until he lies naked and slimy-white and must be scrubbed clean with lye (or whipped with lye, bathed with milk, and held to the bride’s breast, as in Tam Lin). Asbjornsen and... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Fairy tale conflicts hinge on the conservation of roles: as girls mature, they encroach on the role of the mother, pushing her to become the witch as she digs in and holds onto her status. So the onus for mastering the double-edged blades of hunger and desire is on the women, who save themselves and their sisters from traps set by their mothers’ mistakes. This is the story in... more... - Jessie
"In fact, in the bones of the story, the interdiction that must not be broken is indistinguishable from a command to rush right out and do the forbidden thing, since the story would happen just the same in either case. A rule that must be broken is just a rule. Fairy tale heroines navigate worlds that darkly mirror our own, in which appetite is a slippery set of contradictions. Food,... more... - Jessie
Lo
Lo
I didn't like the woman who does my physical therapy - nothing major, just rubbed me the wrong way. I hesitantly mentioned racism (talking about husband's job) and she went on this unexpected rant about the racist school system here. What a delightful surprise!
She said "my children are biracial, and..." From that point on we saw each other in a new light. At the end she doubled my PT sessions to help me be able to work soon enough to accept this new job. I believe this is the first time hating racism got me ahead in a social situation with a stranger. :D - Lo from Android
Victor Ganata
Our Ebola response shows our true colors. Ain’t pretty. - Neuron Culture http://daviddobbs.net/smoothp...
"So the richest country on earth has no team to contain the first appearance of one of the most deadly viruses we’ve ever known. Instead, apparently untrained contractors without protective clothing show up four days late and use not bleach and buckets to kill and contain the presumed hazard, but a power sprayer to blast them around. The family this patient was staying with, meanwhile, is left to its own devices, isolated from the world. They’re left to deal with the sheets and towels themselves. The fate of these linens, uninspected but possibly the most infectious single item associated with Patient Zero, is left to chance." - Victor Ganata
"This response is what you get when a country essentially has no sense of what public health is about. It’s a crystallized expression of an abiding feature of our so-called healthcare system: Health is something you do in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Generally you must pay to get it." - Victor Ganata
"Reach one of those places and maybe we can help you — an event more likely if you show ability to pay, and pay big. (Would the hospital have so quickly sent home a patient who had insurance? Statistically less likely.) Outside the paywalled environs of hospitals and offices, though, you’re on your own. This is no way to treat fellow human beings. This is no way to stop an epidemic." - Victor Ganata
Steve C Team Marina
Getting to school on a walking school bus - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
"Inspired by international programs, district leaders in Somerville implemented the walking school bus, which is still running today. Participants say the walking school bus has built a greater sense of community. Parents, teachers and volunteers -- all on foot -- pick up students along a designated route on their way to school. Firefighters, police officers, even Sparky -- mascot of the Somerset Patriots baseball team -- participate on occasion. As they walk to school in sun, snow and rain, the bus continues to grow. Special days have been designed to draw extra attention to their everyday initiative. Walk to School Wednesdays and Foot-It Fridays are a direct result of student feedback and involvement. One-third of the student body participated in the school's most recent Walk to School on Wednesday. "It's kind of like you're driving in a real school bus, but you just walk all the way to the school," fifth grader Makhia Robinson said." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Steven Perez
Had my annual performance review today.
The good news is I'm not fired. As a matter of fact, they love me. So I can stick around at the job for a little while longer. - Steven Perez from Android
The bad news is they gave me more work. Wait, that's not so bad. Also, more vacation time. And something about a bonus. - Steven Perez from Android
Congrats! - Me
Well-deserved! - Stephen Mack
That's wonderful news! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Great job, Bunneh! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
yay bunneh! - MoTO: Team Marina
great news! - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
w00t! - Kevin Johnson
Lo
Lo
Rather unexpectedly got offered a job today, now I just have to hope that the physical therapy works well enough that I will be able to do the job without screwing over the whole kitchen. I'm going to be in charge of desserts for a new restaurant! Working with my favorite co-worker ever!
I'm excited to somewhat have my own "kingdom" creatively speaking. I didn't even apply for this job, just went to meet the executive chef (my former co-worker, close friend, and on-again-off-again (currently on) roommate is the sous chef & had recommended me as pastry chef). He was like, "yeah, we'll work around that [injuries], it's about the right fit... based on this conversation, I want you for the job, just gotta check on salary with the owners." - Lo
I was "..... what?" I didn't even get to wear my interview suit! WHAAAAAAAAAAA. I'm afraid of not being able to pull my weight, but I know the universe playing a trump card when I see it. It's usually smarter than me, so we'll follow this rabbit hole and see where it takes us, eh? - Lo
Sometimes that's all you can do ^ - Steve C Team Marina
Thanks, I need to be reminded :) - Lo
Opening slated for November 7. It's been pushed back a few times, which was lucky for me! - Lo
The executive chef has a science background, too (geology). And he thinks the job has to be fun, and stay fun. The owners aren't sinking everything into this, so there is less pressure to perform financially. They really wanted women in the kitchen, at least one, which worked in my favor. Their menu is focused on local but the main emphasis is deliciousness (you'd be surprised how often that's NOT the key issue in food prep). Overall a super awesome environment. The only downside is early mornings - Lo
There, I think that's all the good stuff. Gotta love how no matter how long I go without posting here, it's my FIRST STOP with news. I didn't even tell my family yet lol - Lo
Congrats, Lo! We'd love to see pics of your creations. :) - Anne Bouey
Great news! - Janet from FFHound!
Very cool, Lo. Very cool! - Bette Cooper
Congratulations! - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Halil
Distractify | 52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past - http://news.distractify.com/jake-he...
Distractify | 52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past
Distractify | 52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past
Distractify | 52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past
Fascinating collection! - Halil
Jessie
Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high - The Local - http://www.thelocal.no/2014100...
Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high - The Local
"Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday. Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years. Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strålevern), said: “This year is extreme.” In September, 8200 becquerel per kilo of the radioactive substance Caesium-137 was measured in reindeer from Våga reinlag AS, in Jotunheimen, central Norway. In comparison, the highest amount at the same place was 1500 becquerel among the reindeer in September 2012. The research also measured radioactivity in Norwegian sheep this year. Both in Valdres in southwest Norway and Gudbrandsdalen in southeast Norway, 4500 becquerel per kilo meat from sheep was measured at most. 600 becquerel per kilo is the safe limit allowed for sheep meat to be sold for human consumption." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" The Radiation Protection scientist is quite certain about the cause. Lavrans Skuterud said: “This year, there has been extreme amounts of mushroom. In addition, the mushroom season has lasted for a long time. And the mushroom has grown very high up on the mountains.” Especially the gypsy mushroom (Cortinarius Caperatus) has been a problem. This is a good food mushroom, both for people... more... - Jessie
Even though we're far away from caribou country, I can vouch for the insane amount of mushrooms growing in the forests here. You can't take a step without hitting one. Also, biomagnification is a bitch. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
They're going to get glowing noses and be able to fly soon. - April Russo
Steve C Team Marina
Patriots Cheerleaders Wear Jerseys of Cincinnati's Devon Still to Show Support | Bleacher Report - http://bleacherreport.com/article...
Patriots Cheerleaders Wear Jerseys of Cincinnati's Devon Still to Show Support | Bleacher Report
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"Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still has displayed incredible resolve while his young daughter battles cancer, showing video of his pep talk before her surgery and raising money for pediatric cancer with the sale of his jerseys. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has helped contribute by purchasing 100 Still jerseys, and the New England Patriots showed their support on Sunday Night Football by giving the jerseys to their cheerleaders after a tribute to Still in the stadium." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I cried a lil bit when I first read about this. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dammit, I hate the Patriots. Why they gotta be all classy all of a sudden? - Steele Lawman
Eivind
"Pliny, in writing of ‘Britannia Island’, tells us that ‘Albion was its own name when all were called the Britannias’. He then goes on to list all the other islands including Isle of Man, Anglesey, Isle of Wight, the Orkneys, and so on."
"The implication is that the islands were collectively called the Britannias and that the largest, known to the Classical world as Britannia, was called Albion by its inhabitants." - Eivind from Android
"One of the earliest surviving texts to use the Britannia name was written by the Greek geographer Diodorus Siculus and it is widely accepted that he was drawing heavily on Pytheas. The actual name used by Diodorus was Pretannia, which in the original source would have been Prettanikē. This would imply that the inhabitants were called Pretani or Priteni. The name survived as Picts, used... more... - Eivind from Android
The Celts: A Very Short Introduction by Barry Cunliffe - Eivind from Android
Spidra Webster
Coast Guard gives WWII vet a Viking funeral at sea | Navy Times | navytimes.com - http://www.navytimes.com/article...
Coast Guard gives WWII vet a Viking funeral at sea | Navy Times | navytimes.com
"The Coast Guard carries out dozens of burials at sea in a given year, but one World War II veteran got a unique farewell. On Sept. 29, Station Atlantic City fulfilled the final wishes of service veteran Andrew Haines, a New Jersey resident who died in late August at age 89. Haines spent more than a decade planning his own Norse-style send-off — a self-built funeral ship to carry his cremated ashes, which was then to be ignited with a flare. “Oh, I was thrilled,” Haines’ son Andy told Navy Times. “I was thrilled when the Coast Guard called and told me we were doing it my way.” Haines said his father, a World War II veteran who finished his tour at Atlantic City, had been planning his funeral for years. Andrew Haines emigrated from Norway as a child in 1927 and had stayed connected to his Scandinavian heritage throughout his life. About 10 years ago, Andy said, Haines’ cousin in Norway sent him blueprints for a 100-foot wooden ship, which he scaled down as small as two feet, as a small... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
holly #ravingfangirl
Doctors remove potato from woman's vagina - UPI.com - http://www.upi.com/Odd_New...
Doctors remove potato from woman's vagina - UPI.com
"Workers at a Colombia clinic said a woman inserted a potato into her vagina as a means of contraception and the spud grew roots inside of her." - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
Say what. - Miriella from Android
Nope - Marie
BUD THE SPUD. - jambina
Oh no. No. No. No. - Yvonne Renee
NO! >:0 - Heather
Did it work? - Eivind
Some people take being Irish too far. - Spidra Webster
Ahahaha spidra! :) - grizabella from Android
Do you want Mr. Potatohead? Because this is how you get Mr. Potatohead. - Steele Lawman
What the actual fuh? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I said DO NOT want fries with that shake. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thing about an orriface, some people just have to find things to put in them. - Janet from FFHound!
Most people put desks in an office. Sometimes, also chairs. - Betsy
GAH - lris
Shannon - GlassMistress
It is possible that my beading acquaintances do not understand how FB messages to multiple people work. I sent a group message to the two ladies that normally do the bead show with me to see if they were participating. One replied yes and one no. The yes lady then lamented that 'no' lady was not attending because she really
'hates sitting there with Shannon all day because its boring and she steals all the customers" I have replied "Wow 'yes lady', tell us how you really feel" ... it is very quiet over there. Heh. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh sweet Jesus. - Jenny H. from Android
I'd be worried that it will be awkward at the show but I really plan on being too busy to care ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
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