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Micah
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 http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to... via @PopMech
Comic Sans Typewriter Is Here to Ruin Typewriters for Everyone http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/comic-sans-typewriter-17324088 via @PopMech
"The Sincerity Machine". expert trolling. love it. - holly #ravingfangirl
Starmama
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
Jandy
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.
Jessie
Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science - http://www.newyorker.com/humor...
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):
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Zamms
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 - http://www.theonion.com/article...
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.) http://www.deseretnews.com/article... - 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 - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
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. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
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. http://t.co/4aizcvWy0Z
RT @beschizza: I'm increasingly worried what the Futura may hold. http://t.co/4aizcvWy0Z
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. - Vampire Hunter DYSP 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
Halil
On this day: 1066 – Norman conquest of England: The forces of William the Conqueror defeated the English army at Hastings and killed Harold Godwinson, the last crowned Anglo-Saxon king of England.
“In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.” ― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad - Halil
We are constantly being told we need to embrace British values, having a dig at the French is being British, right? ;-) - Halil
It is a time-honored tradition :D - Jennifer Dittrich
"IN the year 1066 occurred the other memorable date in English History, viz. William the Conqueror, Ten Sixtysix. This is also called The Battle of Hastings, and was when William I (1066) conquered England at the Battle of Senlac (Ten Sixty-six). When William the Conqueror landed he lay down on the beach and swallowed two mouthfuls of sand. This was his first conquering action and was... more... - bentley
love that book. my copy is falling to pieces, tho. - Big Joe Silence
Henry V did a good job conquering most of France alas his son who was the 1st English King to be crowned King of France went on to lose it all. He did give us Eaton though! :-/ - Halil
And King's College! - Pete : Team Marina
The main event of that year was the Battle of Stamford Bridge, though, where Chelsea took on Harald Hardråde. - Eivind
Chelsea ? - Halil
Chelsea FC ;) - Eivind
Halil
Muslim scholar discovered America 500 years before Columbus - http://www.worldbulletin.net/haber...
Muslim scholar discovered America 500 years before Columbus
Abu Raihan al-Biruni, who was born in the year 973 in what is today known as Uzbekistan, was the first person to officially suggest that an undiscovered landmass in the ocean between the Europe and Asia actually existed. Although al-Biruni, who made the claim in the early eleventh century, never himself laid eyes on the Americas, his unmatched expertise on geography and mapping led him to the conclusion that the known world – which spanned from the west coasts of Europe and Africa to the east coasts of Asia – only accounted for two-fifths of the world. - Halil from Bookmarklet
His knowledge of both Middle-Eastern and Indian languages, as well as being trained in mathematics, astronomy, mineralogy, geography, cartography, geometry and trigonometry under great scholars like Ahmad al-Farghani, gave him deep insight into the sciences of various fields and civilizations. Al-Biruni began by working out the latitudinal and longitudinal locations of various cities in... more... - Halil
This'll upset/piss some people off I'm sure! - Halil
only the people who slept through school and swallow everything News Corp. sells as gospel. - Big Joe Silence
The only thing that pisses me off is the concept of two "undiscovered" continents that just happened to be filled with many people. Hrm. - Jenny H. from Android
^^^ Good point, like it said towards the end when the natives chased the Vikings away! - Halil
Will someone figure out for me if there are some forces in play that would make it reasonable to hypothesize that that there should be large raised landmasses rather than just water between Europe/ Africa and Asia? Or was the hypothesis just based on the stupid amount of open ocean his new calculations would give without the landmass? - Eivind
All scientific hypotheses have a speculative origin to some degree that drives others to either prove or disprove it, if science didn't work that way we'd still be treating people with leeches. This guy was one of the few people of his time to hypothesise that the world was round and not flat, this and other facts and his own calculations about the worlds circumference probably lead him... more... - Halil
Hypotheses aren't proved or disproved, Halil, but they can be rejected or supported. And the world back then wasn't as flat as popular legend would have you believe :) I was just wondering out loud if he had more than the "nonsensicalness" of the large ocean to base his guess on, but I suspect not. - Eivind from Android
Whilst I agree there are subtle differences in the meaning of those words, they essentially mean the same thing: "I believe the milk in that glass is sweet" 1) I will prove that the milk is sweet by drinking it! 2) I will confirm that the milk is sweet by drinking it! The same meaning. - Halil
In the case of using the scientific method, semantics are important. You never "prove" something with science. You can reject or fail to reject a null hypothesis (the status quo) or support/fail to support an alternative hypothesis. In colloquial speech, people often use all sorts of terminology about science that scientists (well, any good ones) would never use, e.g. "prove",... more... - Jenny H. from Android
Science is highly organised guessing, until a better guess comes along. - Pete : Team Marina
Jenny, yes you're right, your argument makes sense and as an enthusiast I should be more careful about my language when talking about science, I take back what I said. - Halil
Mahdi
The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | elephant journal - http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014...
The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | elephant journal
The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | elephant journal
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Snails creep me the EFF out, but I LERVE this!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I have the same feeling @Lisa, but these photos are extremely beautiful!! - Mahdi
:D - وارَش
:-)) - زالی
چرا میخندید شما ؟ :)) - Mahdi
Stephen Mack
HALEY BIRTH JOSH HAPPY DAY
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That is a triumphal photo. Happy birthday, Josh! - Spidra Webster
It is! From his FB feed, Sears Tower Skydeck, October 2, 2012. - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Josh! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OH MASTER OF THE WORLD! DO NOT CRUSH US! - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy Birthday Anniversary! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
happy bday! - imabonehead
Gracias every todos! - Josh Haley
Happy Birthday!!! - Janet from FFHound!
Happy Bday love the pic oh lord and master of all - Steve C Team Marina
Maitani
BBC News - Nobel Prize: How English beat German as language of science - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Nobel Prize: How English beat German as language of science
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""If you look around the world in 1900, and someone told you, 'Guess what the universal language of science will be in the year 2000', you would first of all laugh at them. It was obvious that no one language would be the language of science, but a mixture of French, German and English would be the right answer," says Princeton University's Rosengarten professor of modern and contemporary history Michael Gordin." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
""So the story of the 20th Century is not so much the rise of English as the serial collapse of German as the up-and-coming language of scientific communication," Gordin says." - Maitani
There were still a few books on Regelungstechnik floating around my institute when I was in university, but most people of my generation aren't literate enough in German to easily make use such textbooks. - Eivind
Love me some Beilstein and Gmelin! - Meg VMeg from Android
Halil
Largest Viking treasure find ever in Britain - http://metro.co.uk/2014...
Largest Viking treasure find ever in Britain
Largest Viking treasure find ever in Britain
Largest Viking treasure find ever in Britain
Eivind you're a messy traveler, next time please clean up after yourself! ;-) - Halil from Bookmarklet
^ *snort* - Spidra Webster
I've been looking all over for my bronze urn and my silver cross! Will I be able to reclaim that at the nearest lost and found? - Eivind
Eivind
Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
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Happy Natal Anniversary! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Happy Happy Birthday!!! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Big Joe Silence
Thank you! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Woo! Happy birthday :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Jenny! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy Birthday, Jenny Badges! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Jenny Day!!! - Friar Will
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy day! - LB: Water Witch from Android
Thank you, everyone! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Have a badass birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday, Jenny. I know I'm a few hours behind here but I hope you are still having a great day. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Happiest Birthday Jenny! - Janet
It's Jenny Day! Yay! I hope you're having a great day! - vicster: full-bodied
Yay! Happy, happy Jenny Day!!! I'm so glad you were born! I, and MANY others!, could not imagine a world without you. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
<3 - Alix May
Happy birthday!!!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Jenny! Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
I hope you had/have a very pleasant, happy day today, Jenny. - Glen Campbell
Happy Birthday!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy Birthday! - Son of Groucho
Happy knitty birthday, beautiful. <3 - Alix May
Happy You Day, Jenny! :D - Michael W. May
Happy birthday Lovely Libra! <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Yolanda
Thanks so much, everyone! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy bday! - imabonehead from Android
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Brent Schaus
Tusen takk, y'all! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Belated happy day to you! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
gratulerer med dagen! - Halil
Takk takk! - Jenny H. from Android
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Jenny! We miss you in the states.
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Thank you, Stephen! I miss you, too! :) - Jenny H. from Android
خارجیم اومده فرفرمون:)) - مستانه
Happy birthday! - Anika
Happy Birthday! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thank you! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Birthday! - Louis Gray
Micah
Two different sized cartons of whipping cream were on sale. Had to pull out the calculator to figure which was cheaper per milliliter. Saved $0.002 × 1,000 !!!!!!
Better living through arithmetics. - Spidra Webster
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: Water Witch
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
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