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My book is in 100 libraries.
That is a great accomplishment! - Steve C Team Marina
I do find the wording of this URL interesting... http://www.amazon.com/Night-S... - Joe
this book contains 'unexpected Laura Crossett' ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Checked out 7 times here! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
No one expects Laura Crossett, surprise is her greatest weapon. - Blake
I know at least one library that has it that is not in worldcat. - Katy S from iPhone
*wonders who will play him in movie version* what? it could happen ... FF could be a kind of pseudo Greek Chorus - MoTO: Team Marina
Katy, yup, my library has it and isn't in Worldcat. I assume there are others. - laura x from iPhone
So I think you could safely say "my book is in 100 PLUS libraries." - Regular Amanda
Andrew C (✔)
RT @mrconnorobrien: You can't make this shit up. (That's an advert to the right). http://t.co/BjlAvfKRT9
RT @mrconnorobrien: You can't make this shit up. (That's an advert to the right). http://t.co/BjlAvfKRT9
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jamilsmith: Chris Christie just laid bare the GOP's objective behind their suppressive voter laws. @brianbeutler breaks it down: http://on.tnr.com/1zlfsuH
RT @jamilsmith: Chris Christie just laid bare the GOP's objective behind their suppressive voter laws. @brianbeutler breaks it down: http://on.tnr.com/1zlfsuH
Christie's really showing his true colors now that he doesn't have to worry about re-election anymore. - John (bird whisperer)
Me
Me
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing
""How can you be sure [the patient wasn't alive] Doctor?" "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." "But he still could have been alive, nevertheless?" "Yes, it is possible he could still have been alive and practicing law."" - Me from Bookmarklet
I think I remember some of these from 20 years ago... - Stephen Mack
Jandy
RT @movieguyjon: I’ve been a new co-host of a podcast for three weeks now. Want to hear my silly self? Subscribe to @ATH_Podcast ASAP.
Starmama
I have some pork shoulder, cut in nice big stew chunks. I also have a bottle of hard cider. And red onion & carrots. What kind of greens would you throw in that pot? Anything else?
Salt, garlic - probably as whole peeled cloves, cumin? Also, I'd use at least one umami "cheat", whether that's fish sauce or anchovies or miso paste. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I dunno much about stewing with greens, so my instinct would be to cook em separately. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I would use spinach or mustard greens. I like stewing with mustard greens cut into strips, the best. I sauteed or roast them first. - Anika
Potatoes! :") - Jenny H. from Android
I would love potatoes in there, but I'll be serving it with rice or noodles, that's enough carbs. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I do have fish sauce. I have spinach, but there's a few dollars to pick up something different. Mustards sound good, I really like them with pork. Should pick up a piece of garlic too, don't have any fresh in the house. Plan to season with my house mix, which is black & red pepper, garlic powder, paprika, celery seed. Fish sauce is salty, prolly won't need to add much salt. Also a lil prepared mustard, I'm out of mustard powder. Maybe a pinch of ginger... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Another option would be to mix in fresh greens just before you serve. They'll preserve their flavor and texture and make a nice contrast with the stew. Chopped mustard, kale or bok choy. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Yes, thin greens would get thrown on top near the end of cooking, to wilt & soak up flavor but not stewed into strings :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Bok choy is kind of my go to green, I buy/cook it more than any other. It's possible I go with that again :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm making this stove top, thought about the slow cooker but nah, not this time. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 4: burpee challenge. 20 in 60 seconds. A PR for me. Now I'm gonna go hurl.
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You go girl ... I'm confident I couldn't do one. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Melly - #TeamMarina
Josiah's teacher told me this morning he has been cheeky in class this week and reallllly pushing it. At first he tried to deny it, then he seemed to think it was awfully funny.
So I just told him that since he has been wasting so much of Miss Kerr's time, Josh and I were going to waste some of his time; and that once he finished his homework, he had to write out two pages of "I must not be cheeky at school". - Melly - #TeamMarina
He doesn't think it's funny anymore. - Melly - #TeamMarina
He has shut himself in his room (he didn't slam the door, he didn't dare!). I'm happy for him to stay there ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
He's only just finishing the lines now. - Melly - #TeamMarina
What a great way to handle this!! - Janet
He tried to rail against such a cruel punishment. "I don't want to do it and I'm not going to." This protest was met with silence. It then became "I don't want to do it", to which I replied "I know". He then asked if he could do the writing whilst watching tv. I said "No, you'll get it over with quicker if you give it your full attention." - Melly - #TeamMarina
I ignored the sighs, and grunts, and cross looks. He did the lines. - Melly - #TeamMarina
He has been told that he will receive the same punishment with double the lines for the next infraction ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Good punishment, Melly. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Well played. - vicster: full-bodied
Shannon - GlassMistress
Good morning Friendfeed!
Good morning, Shannon. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
Good morning, Shannon. - bentley
Good morning! - vicster: full-bodied
Glen Campbell
Breakfast of champions @ Residence Inn Toronto Vaughan http://instagram.com/p...
Breakfast of champions @ Residence Inn Toronto Vaughan http://instagram.com/p/ufo6PpmTbO/
Mahdi
5 Reasons Why Holding an Elephant in Captivity Goes Against Everything Natural | One Green Planet - http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animals...
5 Reasons Why Holding an Elephant in Captivity Goes Against Everything Natural | One Green Planet
5 Reasons Why Holding an Elephant in Captivity Goes Against Everything Natural | One Green Planet
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Andrew C (✔)
RT @wickedgood: Felicia Day says GamerGate isn't nice and gets doxxed instantly. Chris Kluwe calls them every name in the book, NBD. Not about women though.
Meg VMeg
Sometimes the rage is the only thing that keeps you going.
I thought it was coffee. - Steele Lawman
A pot of Ragewell House. - Spidra Webster
Against the machine, all rage is possible. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Victor Ganata
Funny how the people who keep saying voting is a waste of time only talk about how all the candidates and parties are the same. They never mention the fact that you're also voting on state, county, and city measures that will totally affect your life in very concrete ways.
That's because they're simple-minded. It's too hard for them to think that much. - Anika
Plus of course the parties and candidates are NOT the same but hey simple minded - WarLord
I assume they've never voted and have no idea that there are things like ballot questions. - Heather
People who "choose" not to vote come up with the most remarkable reasons. And it's SOOOOOO difficult to register and vote (esp. in states with permanent absentee ballots, like California). Thus us aged and, unfortunately, them extremists take over the gummint because we'll take the time to be part of it. - Walt Crawford
Mary Carmen
I need a cut and new hairstyle.
yeah, me too. what kind of style are you thinking about? - Marie
Don't know. I may want to let it grow a bit more. I was thinking bangs, I don't know. I need something easy to deal with as I can't get to the salon every 6 weeks. - Mary Carmen
Lo
Lo
I'm baking brioche from a starter! It's my first time making brioche. And my first time using natural leavening. Everything has taken longer than I expected/read, but it seems to be turning into bread? It smells SO GOOD in here, you guys. Wish I could share smells!
Oh god the top is turning black ABORT MISSION - Lo
:(? - Anne Bouey
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Dear Chrome, I'm a huge mobile user so please for sanity's sake stop reloading a tab I come back to after 3s of viewing another tab. Die. 👿
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Mars ain't the kind of place to raise a kid.
That's because Mars is for donkeys. So GET YOUR ASS TO MARS. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: I knew chocolate was naughty, but didn't realise it was quite this bad... http://t.co/Xdx1uapZLe
RT @jodyallen_sahm: I knew chocolate was naughty, but didn't realise it was quite this bad... http://t.co/Xdx1uapZLe
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Ok. For the record, I'm not one of those people who gets a kick out of manipulating people. That said, there's a kind of rush from dealing with someone people think is 'difficult' bc I know how to deal with personality disorders, for better or worse.
Someone asked me if my new boss guy has yelled at me yet. No. That's not going to happen, bc absolutely fucking no is someone going to get away with yelling at me. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Steve C Team Marina
Although I played sports my whole life I have never heard the "n-word" used more than our neighborhood courts when the 8 and 9 year old boys are playing. It's every other word whether a coached game or pickup, yes most players are black. Normally I'm just passing by not my problem.
But now we have a boy and if he wants I'll teach him basketball. He would play with those boys too. What am I supposed to do to handle that? What is he supposed to do? - Steve C Team Marina
Teach him to be respectful. - Janet from FFHound!
You're going to want to explain the context of the term. You don't want him saying it thinking it's a term of endearment when it will likely be looked at as disrespect. - Eric - It's My Thing
I know literally nothing about parenting, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. I do spend a lot of time reading and thinking about racism, and probably the most helpful thing you can do for a young person is educate them about the historical context of racism. That's how I got into this, being assigned Black Like Me and the autobiography of Frederick Douglass in school. Racism... more... - Lo
J Smooth makes a case for the "standard" of use here: https://www.youtube.com/watch... I get what he's saying; that it's the relationship people have with each other and with certain words that affect usage and received meaning. Like me calling my wife "honey" verses a perfect stranger. But I don't completely buy it. Even among "us" context is important. As it was with the... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
Somewhere down the line, using "nigger" even affectionately didn't sound right coming out of my mouth anymore. I can't explain why but it's something akin to calling my wife "bitch". I couldn't do it, even in jest. And she wouldn't allow it. I think it's instructional that in my generation, you couldn't get away with using nigger around your elders until you had some years behind you.... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
Bottom line, I'd suggest advising your son to avoid that minefield. - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks peeps, he would definitely never say it if I had anything to do with it but will still be surrounded by it so I'll have to explain it to him like Lo said. And since I have coached many sports and teams before I'd have to figure out how I'd deal with it from that angle too. - Steve C Team Marina
I don't have a problem telling kids or even grown people to please not use the n word so much. Usually people aren't even aware they're saying it so often. And in Oakland, the SE Asians & latino kids use it more than a lot of the black kids! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steve and 4 other people
Tankless Water Heater? Yes or No?
Maybe. We heard they don't hold up well in very hard water, which we have. We opted for a high efficiency tank model that lets us vent out the side of the house via PVC, which saved us a lot on installation costs compared to running a flue up to the attic. - Brian Johns
Also, that 50 gallons of fresh water is part of my earthquake survival plan. - Brian Johns
Yes. I love mine. Takes a while to heat up in the shower, but it will run for ever. - Me
yes. - Lnorigb
Word of mouth around here is mixed. Have heard reliability and maintenance can be a bigger headache. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I've had both and I'm ambivalent. I never have a blazing urge to have hot water NOW NOW NOW, and I don't use hot water long enough for capacity to be an issue either. It really all depends on your needs and your budget. - Hookuh Tinypants
Eric - It's My Thing
Jennifer Garner's Passionate Speech on Sexism in Hollywood: Ben Affleck Is Only Asked About His Co-Star's ''Tits'' - http://www.eonline.com/news...
Jennifer Garner's Passionate Speech on Sexism in Hollywood: Ben Affleck Is Only Asked About His Co-Star's ''Tits''
""The fact that there even needs to be a Women in Hollywood event is a little bit sad," gorgeous Garner said during the annual event at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills. "I mean, the men in Hollywood event is every day—it's called Hollywood. Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part."" - Eric - It's My Thing from Bookmarklet
You'd think that the editor would have tripped over that "gorgeous Garner" the same way I did. I mean, way to undercut the quote. - Steele Lawman
I guess their idea is that it's only sour grapes if women who aren't gorgeous say such things... - Spidra Webster
Wow, I didn't even notice that, but it is E!. - Eric - It's My Thing
Victor Ganata
New Mexico is the best place to survive the zombie apocalypse - NewsCastic http://www.newscastic.com/news...
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Sometimes I feel like the last person on Earth who gives a shit about personal integrity. Dang.
I have felt like part of a dying breed who cares about that sort of thing, yeah. - Spidra Webster
Shevonne
50 Must-See Horror Films Directed by Women http://flavorwire.com/483888...
50 Must-See Horror Films Directed by Women http://flavorwire.com/483888/50-must-see-horror-films-directed-by-women
"Many films feature witches, Satan, robots, aliens and assorted otherworldly creatures. No orifice goes unviolated, and the more revolting the means, the better." - Big Joe Silence
Mary Carmen
Recurring dreams: 1. I'm in high school and I can't remember my locker combination, and 2. I keep thinking that I have missed a ton of assignments and am failing the class.
I know that dream. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Do you have your shoes on? For some reason I'm always barefoot as I try to navigate those hallways - WarLord
I have my shoes. - Mary Carmen
Actually, that dream was my senior year. - Big Joe Silence from Android
I have those as well! Also: 3) I'm graduating from high school for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time because I kept going back to try to get better grades. I suddenly realise I'm a married mother of two hanging out with 17yo's and wearing a uniform but that's not weird. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Then there's the dream where I'm trying to text or call someone, and for some reason, I just CANNOT type in the right combination of characters/numbers. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Anxiety about the new boot camp experience and fear of failure? - Janet from FFHound!
No clue. But I have anxiety so it makes sense. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I have that dream all the time. That, and the one where I'm running away from people with guns through a factory while I'm protecting a baby. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
In my recurring dream, I'm not wearing trousers and I'm going around trying to find some trousers to put on before the people around me realize I'm not wearing any. - bentley
First time on FriendFeed in sooooo long for this post! You never disappoint, Mary Carmen!! Hope the family is well!! :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
HI HAROLD! Wr are alive and well over here, you? - Mary Carmen
Very well, Carmen!! Thanks for asking. How is motherhood treating you...? Being a parent is the best thing in the world; ten years as a parent and it just keeps getting better with every passing year... :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
I love it. It is a lot of fun. She is growing too fast! - Mary Carmen
Awesome...! Very happy for you and the Mr. I'll catch up on your pics tomorrow/this weekend. :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just earned the 'Untappd 4th Anniversary' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/s/b27187487 #ut4th
I just earned the 'Untappd 4th Anniversary' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/s/b27187487 #ut4th
Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
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