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Victor Ganata
After Louis Gray posted Bret Taylor's Quora post about the current state of Friendfeed I keep getting "Service Unavailable" errors and in the back of my mind I keep thinking the end is near.
Also, that thread sure took a weird turn. - John (bird whisperer)
don't they all? - MoTO Boychick Devil
The thread took a weird turn, but it was a good source for people to block. - Greg GuitarBuster
^ Indeed :) - Stephan from iPhone
A communications disruption could mean only one thing: invasion. - Fabrizio Casu
Michael W. May
Was told I had no evidence of kidney stones. Well, now I have evidence. #ouch
2015-02-24 14.31.37 kidney stone.jpg
Ouch! :( - Anne Bouey
Evil little thing. Ow! - Julian
I sent a copy of the photo to the VA doc and a message about it to my private urologist. I am interested to see what response they will each give. - Michael W. May
"you dreamed this, it isn't real" *handwave* - Big Joe Silence
:(( - Tamara J. B.
Ouch! :-( - Half Pint
Ugh... Owwwww! - Jenny H. from Android
Oof! Unless it was hiding in your bladder they have some reviewing to do! - Janet from FFHound!
I hope they both ask you to come in ASAP. I saw a few people with kidney stones. That looks painful. - Anika
My private urologist answered but ignored the bit about the stone; the VA doctor ignored me completely. - Michael W. May from Flucso
What the hell?! - Spidra Webster
Heh, after writing another message concerning my displeasure at other things, the VA doctor reponded with a consult for a CTurogram. Now awaiting an answer on that second message. - Michael W. May
Mary Carmen
Little Nyce#2 is a girl. She's looking healthy and big. Due date 7/4/15.
<3 - Starmama
Exciting! - Anne Bouey
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Window cat is happy.
man that looks like some good sleep. - MoTO Boychick Devil
She was actually wiggling around and doing barrel rolls. It was ridiculous and she almost fell behind the couch. I've never seen her that goofy. - Heather
oh. well even better. - MoTO Boychick Devil
I just geeked out with writer Scott Snyder about Batman for 40 minutes. One of the most gracious and giving interviewees I've ever talked to.
Don't you just love when you land your dream interview? You can coast on that good vibe for days! I have one right now that I'm really hoping to get...cross your fingers... - Corinne L
I know! I was riding high! :) And good luck! Let us know what happens. - Jed
Today I did a total of 15 pushups thanks to the Hundred Pushups iPhone app. (Week 1, Day 2, Level 1) #100Pushups
So impressed! I can do 3. :( lol so weak. - Marie
Woot!!! - Amit Patel
Marie, I could only do 2 when I started the Hundred Pushups thing - Amit Patel
Amit, did you have a strategy other than "doing more push-ups" to progress? Does simply doing more of them over time make you stronger? If so, I'll grab that app. - Marie
it's like the Couch to 5K for pushups. gradually increases over time. i was up to the 50s, I think, before i lost motivation. - holly #ravingfangirl
My push-ups are extremely modified! Once I go through the program I'll start over with another type and keep repeating until I'm up to "real" push-ups. - Melly
This is what I'm doing now: - Melly
Yay Melly! - Amit Patel
Marie, I followed the schedule on the free web site (I didn't get the app). I wasn't able to go as fast as they wanted, but I tried anyway, and made some progress. I never got close to 100 though. - Amit Patel
Mo Kargas
I didn't mention it much at the turn of the year, but 2014 was the best year that ever happened to me. Lots of heavy things resolved, two great holidays after an almost 13 year drought and some weight loss success. This year I only have one commandment to follow: do it all better.
And come to America with Melly! - Janet from FFHound!
\o/ :)) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Visit Melly and Johnny? Some day, I'm overdue for a trip up there. America - well the USA, I sincerely doubt that will happen for reasons I've stated many times. Maybe Canada? - Mo Kargas
I hear Vancouver is quite lovely.... and nearby ;) - Jennifer Dittrich
Would love for you to see the USA not through the eyes of the media but see it through the eyes of FF types. - Janet from FFHound!
Oh, my perspective has been hugely expanded by US FFers over the years. That's a tiny concern next to my real one: getting in. Any Aussies I know with Islamic, Persian or Arab backgrounds, or even Sikh and Hindu have had enormous issues getting in. Not interested in dealing with that - Mo Kargas
It's Gypsie's 13th birthday! She had a health scare this morning but it turns out she's pretty darn…
It's Gypsie's 13th birthday! She had a health scare this morning but it turns out she's pretty darn…
How did I not know you had a dog? Hi, Gypsie! *scritch scritch* - bentley
I love this photo. It's so wolfish. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
I think she looks a bit old and worried, but she is and probably was! - Melly
poor baby, I hope it was an okay birthday - Meg VMeg
She spent the afternoon carrying her birthday bones around the yard, nomming and burying ^_^ - Melly
:) - Meg VMeg
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jenist: Update: a NYC Transit worker all but confirms portal to alt universe via anecdote involving a man in a tweed suit
RT @jenist: Update: a NYC Transit worker all but confirms portal to alt universe via anecdote involving a man in a tweed suit
At the risk of sounding childishly gleeful... *squeeeeee* - bentley
makes me think of worldgating in the Young Wizards series. - ellbeecee
^ this! - Jennifer Dittrich
Stephen Mack
Just completed a 6.17 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad and Steve #RunKeeper
Just completed a 6.17 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad and Steve #RunKeeper
I'm only liking this because I like you, S-MAX. Running is of the devil. - MoTO Boychick Devil
I like you too, BWin. And your waif knows running is of the angels. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I plan on performing an exorcism. - MoTO Boychick Devil
My head is spinning. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And who makes one's head spin? Hmmmmm? Say-Tan? </Church Lady> - MoTO Boychick Devil
My head is projectile vomiting up pea green soup. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Annoyance: When Outlook correctly changes some of my hyphens to en-dashes, but not all of them.
Even stranger, when it converts an opening " to a curly quote, but not the closing ". - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
The cat just whapped me in the eye.
Victor Ganata
You are narrow, scalding, and irrational - IFL Science
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @timtrueman: The Finns call the ‘@’ sign miukumauku, "the sign of the meow," because it resembles a curled-up sleeping cat.
RT @timtrueman: The Finns call the ‘@’ sign miukumauku, "the sign of the meow," because it resembles a curled-up sleeping cat.
It does, a little bit. - Spidra Webster
I'll have to tell this to my kids. They call it 'fancy a'. - Anika
I think in Mandarin it's "xiao laoshu" - "little mouse". - Jessie
^Little mouse is the cutest! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Hahaha it actually took me the longest time to get that. I would hear Dominic on the phone with his friends talking about "little mice" and letters of the alphabet, and finally I figured out he was reading off email addresses. - Jessie
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
I don't recall when I last felt in control of my life. I am fortunate that I am not struck with major health/financial issues. Unfocused and floundering is roughly how I feel more often than not. This is more of a journal entry than an attempt at attention. Sometimes you just have to get the words down and out of your head to let new ones in.
Man oh man, that definitely strikes a chord. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I understand. - Yolanda from Android
Well, at least the week has shifted from "lack of control" to "OMG, I have so much to do!". I suppose I will take the Elephant Diet approach to it all: one bit at a time. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mankind betrayed by Nutella: Empty jar sets London home ablaze, killing family pet | National Post -
Mankind betrayed by Nutella: Empty jar sets London home ablaze, killing family pet | National Post
"The city’s fire brigade says investigators believe the glass jar — which had been emptied of the hazelnut spread — had been placed on a window sill and refracted sunlight, setting blinds alight. According to a statement posted Tuesday by the brigade, the family was not at home but the blaze killed a dog. Fire investigator Charlie Pugsley said: “It sounds far-fetched that a jar containing a few rubber bands caused a severe house fire but that’s exactly what happened.” The fire happened Feb. 15 in southwest London." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
In this exclusive FreakSugar interview with Batman writer Scott Snyder, I talk to him about how the Joker sees himself and Batman and how the Joker's attitude toward life shapes his actions.
Shannon - GlassMistress
Big girl pants are on. Application for 'very hard to get in to' bead show submitted ... fingers crossed.
GO SHANNON GO! - MoTO Boychick Devil
They do six shows a year in Florida but the venues are small so they vendor numbers are limited. First hurdle is having them accept my beads, they are very strict on no more than two of a specific thing at a show. Luckily being handmade works in my favor there. Next, if the product is accepted, I'll get wait listed for a full show in June, just in case there is a cancellation. After... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
go, bead lady, go!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
tonight I'm roasting a mix of veggies and tubers. and even though I don't actually like any of the veggies or tubers in the mix, I'm thinkin if I roast em for a good long while coated in oils and spices, they gotta at least come out moderately edible. que no?
otherwise: pizza bagel - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Que si. - Yolanda from Android
Yes. But different vegetables will have different times till done, depending on water content and chunk size. - Andrew C (✔)
dude, I know that. tubers were cut small, squash were cut bigger. gimme a little credit, sheesh. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Sorry! - Andrew C (✔)
Yes! My paleo friend does this with root veggies all the time and they turn out really good. - Corinne L
My go-to roasted veg mix is potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes. If they weren't so bloody expensive here, I'd add parsnip. I love root vegetables! Roasting them is the best. :) - Jenny H. from Android
it was sweet potatoes, zucchini, and turnips with whole garlic cloves thrown in. roasted for 2-ish hours then grated some cheese on top for the last few minutes. it turned out fabulous. I love it when I successfully cook something. it is not typically an area where I excel. like, at all. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Victor Ganata
Ultimately, at least in my patient population, any dietary recommendations that don't take into account access, availability, affordability, and time expenditure are useless.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I'll be interviewing Mike Mignola this week. That's Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Very excited!
*faints* - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Steve C, Team Marina
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' -
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights. Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include: Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases. Beating by police, resulting in head wounds. Shackling for prolonged periods. Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility. Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown. Unlike a precinct, no one taken to... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Rage. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Grr. - Amit Patel
Victor Ganata
Real Paleo Diet: early hominids ate just about everything - The Conversation
Again, just silliness, rabbits are trapped, not run down. "The anthropologist Bruce Latimer has pointed out that the fastest human being on the planet can’t catch up to your average rabbit" While the article may contribute to a veg vs meat eater discussion, it doesn't have much to say on the paleo front. We know what they didn't eat. They didn't eat sugar, wheat, or processed foods. - Todd Hoff
But to that end, then why even call it a Paleo diet? Why not call it the "Don't eat shit that's become prevalent in the last century" diet since that's where the bulk of processed and sugary foods has come in. It seems weird to ascribe a specific origin to a diet that actually has little to do with the origin. In reality, if you're going to develop a Paleo diet, you're going to need to... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
For the same reason Mcdonalds doesn't call their Big Mac "faux manufactured in a lab 'food' that will last until the heat death of the universe." Marketing. And like for everything else there are different models of what paleo means and given a model there are different degrees of adherence. You'll find a majority who follow notionally and a much smaller minority who take it quite seriously. - Todd Hoff
My problem is that attributing it to pre-agricultural eating habits while ignoring what pre-agricultural eating habits actually were is basically selling pseudoscience. - Victor Ganata
That's my exact problem with it as well. - Hookuh Tinypants
You mean pseudoscience like the food pyramid? - Todd Hoff
Yes, exactly (although some orgs do update and modify their charts based on current empirical evidence rather than agribusiness interests) - Victor Ganata
I can't even remember the last time anyone referenced the food pyramid. That still happens? Huh. - Hookuh Tinypants
They're usually presented in table form these days. - Victor Ganata
So an even sturdier foundation. - Todd Hoff
In as far as some of them are actually based on evidence. - Victor Ganata
Quite the endorsement. - Todd Hoff
Much like any other set of recommendations, some organizations are actually interested in providing useful guidelines based on the best available data and some organizations are simply interested in selling you something that may not actually be in your best interest. *shrug* #ymmv - Victor Ganata
The food pyramid is big ag promotion tool. So I guess we know where it fits. - Todd Hoff
There isn't just one org that provides nutritional guidelines, and not all of them are beholden to big ag interests. And they're not necessarily trying to sell books or programs for profit. - Victor Ganata
But all the paleo advocates are greedy promoters. Got it. - Todd Hoff
Hey, I get it, we live in a capitalist society, after all. Gotta make that paper. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
Nevada Lawmaker Says Cancer Is A Fungus, Recommends Simply Washing It Out | ThinkProgress -
"Fiore, who is also CEO of a healthcare company […] told listeners: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus… These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The American Cancer Society warns that while cancer patients whose immune systems are weakened by high doses of chemotherapy can sometimes contract fungal infections, “there is no evidence that antifungal treatment causes the patients’ tumors to shrink.” Cancer Research UK dismisses the claim that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can cure cancer as a debunked “persistent cancer myth.”" - Andrew C (✔)
Shannon - GlassMistress
Four of the five bunnies sold just from being on my FB page...woot!
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Shaolin monks pose for photographs in Chinatown in London - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I want to be this! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Michael W. May
Internet comment writers make me weep for the present, let alone the future.
Oops, I did it again *mutter* - Michael W. May
RT @historicalpics: 'Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.'
RT @historicalpics: 'Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.'
Shampoo mohawk FTW. - Kristin
I am on a never-ending search for the perfect water bottle. Halp.
that is an impossible search. - Marie
agreed. I finally settled on a coffee cup (from In-n-Out burger) at work and haven't yet found one that I like to carry around with me when I'm not at work/home. - ellbeecee
that's like trying to find the perfect purse. - holly #ravingfangirl
I use rinsed-out Canadian Powerade bottles. That's not me being a Canada snob; they literally don't sell the valve-equipped bottles in the US. Best possible way to keep water next to the bed; you can knock it over and it won't spill. It won't even spill (much) if you turn it upside down and you're not actively drinking from it. - Andrew C (✔)
Are the Gatorade squirt bottles not good enough for you? (Of course now I'm wondering if they still make it...) - Miriella
Holly I think this is worse than finding the perfect purse. - Miriella
I had a 32ish ounce one that was the perfect size - but it won't fit in my car cup holders. It was a Brita one, and it freaking leaked everywhere all the time, so I couldn't toss it on the seat next to me. And then it would just leak while it was standing up being left alone, so I gave that up. I just tossed out my most recent one because it was plastic and it got some funky ass smell... more... - Miriella
Kleen Kanteen with sport cap. - DJF from Android
Merry, have you tried the Camelbak ones? That's my current front-runner, because no-leak, no-spill, plus the Camelbak straw-like flip top thinger. All dishwasher safe. At home I use a giant Tervis tumbler but for travel it's not perfect, even with lid and straw. - Julie Kane
not yet. I was leaning towards this Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Bottle- - Miriella
Andrew C (✔)
RT @atrubens: You know when people are like, "If I ever [blank], please shoot me"? Please don't ever shoot me. Not even if I turn into a zombie.
Decapitation it is! - Victor Ganata
castration via chainsaw! oh, wait, that's what my wife will do to ME. - Big Joe Silence
I could make an argument that the reanimated corpse is no longer the same person, so I wouldn't be shooting /you/... - Andrew C (✔)
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