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You know you’re a grown-up when your Christmas wish is a new vacuum cleaner.
That sucks. - bentley
Roomba! - Steven Perez
I am so in the market. I want a Roomba AND a Dyson. Is a Dyson really that great, though? Would love other opinions. I have a lot of carpet in my new house. - Laura Norvig
I have a Miele that I love. LOVE! Her name is Mona. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
^We absolutely love our Miele too. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
So Laura we have a Dyson it works just fine but is no better then any of our previous vacuums. Consumer Reports rates bagged vacuums in this order: Kenmore Elite, Miele Twist, Miele Cat/Dog, Kenmore 31140, Kenmore Progressive, Hoover WindTunnel (with the last three being best buys and the first three being great but expensive). For bagless it is: Hoover Windtunnel T Series, Eureka Airspeed, Eureka airspeed Gold, Dyson Animal, Shark Rotator (with the first two marked as best buys). - Steve C Team Marina
For Roombas I'm eyeing one but they now have approximately half a billion models out. The best reviewed one is Roomba 880 for Pets it is a change in brushes from all the other models so it doesn't get jammed up but is too expensive right now. Ten more model releases and its price will drop. And as the cleaner in the house I know too much and apologize for hijacking Jandy's post. :) - Steve C Team Marina
My god a Roomba would change my life lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I owned a Roomba several years ago and found it wasn't as much a timesaver as I thought because the brush gets filled with hair VERY quickly, requiring you to take it out and cut or pull the hair off of it. Probably not a problem for people with crewcuts but it got old quickly for me. - Spidra Webster
Steve, does that Consumer Reports have ratings for handheld ones? I really need something like a Dustbuster. - Spidra Webster
Oh hey it does in another article. Hand held are in this order: Shark Pet Perfect, Eureka Easy Clean, Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, Dirt Devil classic. Stick vacuums: Dyson Animal, Dyson motorhead, Shark Rocket, Hoover Platinum, Shark Navigator, Dirt Devil Accucharge, Bissell Featherweight. - Steve C Team Marina
If you want a cheaper Roomba, they always have refurbs showing up on Woot. - Eric - Regulate
Thanks, Steve! - Spidra Webster
You have no idea how excited I got over our new vacuum. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Also I had a Hoover Wind tunnel and it sucked. It died after a month. Never again. I have to say I have really loved my dirt devil. I wanna try a Miele next. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My dad has sent me the Consumer Reports info as well, but I haven't taken time to look it over. Thanks for the personal reactions to your vacuums, guys. :) - Jandy
We still have a Riccar that works well. The repairman liked these and uses something similar himself. He said there's Panasonic branded ones that are basically the same inside. Looking at the bag, there are several brands that use the same upright. Actually wrong bag but you get the point. We... more... - Rodfather from Android
I'm quite happy with our Eureka Airspeed--not too heavy and does a fine job with cat hair (and has good suction on tools). - Walt Crawford
I have a Dyson, and it's pretty great. We looked at the Kenmore bagless at the same time; even though they were a lot cheaper to buy, there was a lot of maintenance cost down-the-line that you don't have with the Dyson (all of the filters in the Dyson are permanent; the ones in the Kenmore are supposed to be replaced regularly, etc.). The Dyson is a lot of money (though there are some pretty great sales on them this time of year), but I honestly believe it was worth it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
My mother in law would like to know why we're going this way instead of the way she usually goes.
Because she isn't driving and she is no longer the boss! - Janet
Just to piss her off. - Steve C Team Marina
you're feeling ornery - ellbeecee from Android
Copilots only navigate; they do not get to choose the route. - Steven Perez from Android
You should go thata way instead of this way. - Joe
"Where are you taking me?" "Someplace where they'll never find the body." - Big Joe Silence
You people are the best. - Marie from iPhone
Mary Carmen
Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip.
Um... shotgun? - Julian
I'll just take a plane and meet you at the end. - Eric - Regulate
I have some ENORMOUS baggage. - Stephen Mack
Are we charged per bag or by weight? Carry ons free? - Steve C Team Marina
i have my own private container ship. fleet. a fsckin' fleet of them. i'm the Admiral. - Big Joe Silence
All bags fly free! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I don't feel guilt. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
took my trip,yesterday, but I left snacks for y'all - ~Courtney F
Did my mom just show up? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sounds like my mother's house at the holidays. DO NOT WANT - A Gunny named Slickback
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @thinkgeek: Yes, there's Pluto. (We knew that'd make you happy!) Planetary Glass Set:
RT @thinkgeek: Yes, there's Pluto. (We knew that'd make you happy!) Planetary Glass Set:
Andrew C (✔)
If your Thanksgiving gets tense, smooth things over with a safer topic, like how the stuffing isn't as good as when Grandma made it.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @wkamaubell: In my effort to have #WhitePeopleListen, here's how it feels to me to be a Big, Black, Male in America.
RT @wkamaubell: In my effort to have #WhitePeopleListen, here's how it feels to me to be a Big, Black, Male in America.
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jocohistory Happy bday, Charles Schultz! The @Snoopy dog house 1967: @bennybucko
RT @jocohistory Happy bday, Charles Schultz! The @Snoopy dog house 1967: @bennybucko
Big Joe Silence
Andrew C (✔)
"Eat here or take out" - a restaurant slogan that's 100% true.
"Eat here or take out" - a restaurant slogan that's 100% true.
Eric - Regulate
Wu-Tang Clan Performs "Ruckus In B-Minor" On 'Late Show With David Letterman' -
Andrew C (✔)
If conversations around the Thanksgiving table get tense, remember that you can always recuse yourself from the discussion.
It's snowing here, too. - John (bird whisperer)
snowing here, too. big fluffy stuff you get this time of year - Christina Pikas
It's not snowing here. It snowed Monday. - RepoRat
lol B knows - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You're welcome. :) - Steven Perez
Gonna be a big girl and put on a hat instead of being a wimpy Californian. - Marie from iPhone
Wimpy Californian ---> - Steve C Team Marina
Victor Ganata
My sister was one of the legal observers at the protest that briefly shutdown the 101 in DTLA and she shared this case of a protester who was batoned by the LAPD for unclear reasons
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My sister: "yeah I was at the median and got shoved by police up the hill up. I was legal observing, but the police kept pushing and people were falling." - Victor Ganata
"Information as to how this young woman was injured by fellow legal observer: 'She was with the protestors on the freeway. As the police were moving people up the hill and back onto the street, she was moving back, with her back to the police line. She says that she grabbed onto her brother because she was worried he would get hurt and then felt a baton on her head.'" - Victor Ganata
"'Her brother and friend were with her. They were at the bottom of the hill on the Grand Ave onramp. She didn't see the cop. She said she then asked if she could get out of the police barricade to get medical attention but was not allowed to leave.'" - Victor Ganata
Big Joe Silence
just a moment ago, our youngest tapped me on the shoulder. when i looked at her, she bared her slavering purple vampire fangs and waved a star-headed magic wand at me. "RRAAAAAWWWRRR!!!" she bellowed. "YOU ARE A FLYING PURPLE TOAD!! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!" and then she spun away into the front parlour.
she repeated this on our oldest, who was doing her Hanon piano exercises, but only got the response "GO AWAY." out of her. - Big Joe Silence
Your kids are so cool :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
sometimes. :) - Big Joe Silence
So? Did you turn into a flying purple toad? That is what I want to know. - Joe
i have ALWAYS been a flying purple toad. just ask my wife. (i don't fly very often anymore) - Big Joe Silence
my interior is completely upholstered in thick burnt-orange shag carpet. - Big Joe Silence
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Finally going into my Netflix viewing history & deleting all the things my kids watched on my profile. #feelsgoodman #nomoreCuriousGeorge
Did you create profiles for them? I did and it helped! - Shevonne from iPhone
Oh, you can do that? I need to... too much Transformers. - Eric - Regulate
My wife and I each have a profile due to...uh...too much Transformers. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Stephen Mack
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. #RunKeeper
Worse or BETTER? - Kristin
Weather colder, too. :-/ - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Kristin, I prefer longer days. I like it when it gets dark at 8, not 5:30. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And next weekend you fall back. - Eivind from Android
I just want the cold weather! - Kristin
Andrew C (✔)
FB friend: why are [liberals] swallowing corporate media be about Ferguson? Instead, check out this Rich Lowry piece in Politico. {sigh}
sigh, that should be "corporate bs". Stupid phone autocorrect. - Andrew C (✔)
How to ruin Karina’s ENTIRE day: Keep her from dropping a bookmark behind the couch.
I think one of Shakespeare's tragedies was written about that premise. - Steve C Team Marina
But she was doing that FOR SCIENCE! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Stephen Mack
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release -- draggable version -
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release --  draggable version
Having trouble with the FF Bookmarklet in Chrome or other browsers? This is an updated version thanks to Micah and sizofroid. To make it easier to install, I'm now hosting it at my site, so you don't have to jump through hoops, you can just drag the updated version to your bookmark bar. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Yay! [update: uh, I don't see the actual bookmarklet on that page] - lris
Hmm, what browser are you using, Iris? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Chrome, Mac. Here's what I see - lris
Well that's weird. Chrome on Windows is working for me. When you go to the FF tools page, is the button there visible for you? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes it is - lris
Iris, have you disabled JavaScript by chance? I had a coworker test with Chrome on his Mac and it was working for him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. And I did have adblocker running but I disabled it for that site. - lris
I love you. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I love you too, Melly! - Stephen Mack
Iris, hold on, gonna try something to fix it. - Stephen Mack
I'm running Chrome on Windows if that helps, FYI. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Iris, I changed how the image for the button was hosted. Did that fix it for you? - Stephen Mack
Yay! I see it! - lris
Yay! Hmm, you must have some pretty high levels of security set. All I changed was copying the image for the button from FF's server to mine. - Stephen Mack
I am not aware of extra high levels of security. Maybe I'm accidentally extremely careful. :) - lris
I'm sure it's no accident. :) - Stephen Mack
Hopefully no one else is having any trouble? - Stephen Mack
I added the older versions at the bottom, just in case there are any compatibility issues. - Stephen Mack
When I saw "draggable" I first thought it meant the popup can be dragged around within the page, to make it easier to select images that it would ordinarily be covering this old one: I am still using that one, but installed as a dedicated CustomButton. If you have the Firefox add-on installed, it's easy to install the button from here: What I would like to have is a combo of all the goodies into one awesome button. - April Russo
April, that's a cool idea. I couldn't get the one you linked to work for me, though. I wonder if we can beg Micah to add that functionality into his version. - Stephen Mack
I just did. ;) - April Russo
Ah! I don't know about CustomButton, though. What is taht? - Stephen Mack
Which one could you not get to work? The 1st or 2nd link? The 1st is instructions for modifying the official bookmarklet to use the drag & drop popup. The 2nd link requires the CustomButtons add-on installed in Firefox. You'd just click the link on my page to install the button, then right click a Firefox toolbar, go to... more... - April Russo
2nd link. But I see what you mean, it requires the add-on. Does it work on Chrome or IE, or just Firefox? - Stephen Mack
Compatibility: Mozilla Firefox 1.5+ SeaMonkey 2.0+ Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0+ Mozilla Sunbird 0.8-0.9 / Calendar 1.0pre KompoZer 0.8b1-0.8b3 Flock 0.7-1.5+ and Pale Moon (which is what I am using) - April Russo
Bump due to recent discussion. Micah, it'd be great to incorporate that feature from April's. Heard that at least one user is having trouble with the new bookmarklet. How's it working for others? (Works great for me! My default browser is Chrome.) - Stephen Mack
Working with Chrome, I'd say it works about 95% of the time really well. There are a couple sites where it just doesn't want to pull in the images, and sometimes the NY Times is tweaky, but both seem related to recent layout changes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mine still doesn't work. I wonder if one of my plugins is breaking it. I've taken to browsing in Chrome and copying the URL over to IE when I want to post something to FF. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It doesn't work for me: in Firefox (my default browser) it just brings up an empty box. As DB said, it might be a conflict with an extension, but I'm not sure which would be causing it. - John (bird whisperer)
First off, thank you for this work. I'll test it out in a bit. I have a lot of browsers to test in, and I use XMARKS so it should just pop to all my different browsers. - Eric - Regulate
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
listening to my mother give a friend tech support advice over the phone... help me.
now they've reached the "here's everyone we know that died" portion of the convo, so back to tech support to figure out how to search for obits online - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
oh ffs... maybe he didn't die b/c there's still a LinkedIn profile for him.... must not get involved... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
:-) - bentley
my daughter is so not tech that when someone gives her an email address and has / she writes slash forward. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
DB, Lil LB's Dad
A family of cats has taken residence at our house. Sadly this is probably the closest we'll ever get to having cats as pets. I think they're cool but Wifey's not a cat fan.
Plus I'm very allergic. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
There's Momma Cat, Black and White Cat and Grey Cat. We worked really hard on those names. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Can you call a cat rescue to come get them? - Tamara J. B.
That's a good idea. I'll have to see if we have anything like that around here. It's pretty rural out this way. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If nothing else a rescue group may be able to trap/neuter/release, to help prevent future litters. - vicster: hon. canadian
Very helpful info guys. I'm completely clueless when it comes to pets. Never had any growing up other than fish and turtles. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
All I'm seeing is dog rescue organizations in the area. We could take them to the animal shelter but they'll be put down if no one adopts them there. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Looks like the county Humane Society conducts rescues and adoptions. I'll reach out to them tomorrow. It's been getting really cold the last week with more on the way. They've taken to living in the crawl space under the house for warmth. They really need to be in out of this weather. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Great advice, everyone. :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
So I heard from the Humane Society. They said since the cats are feral all they can do for them is what they call TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release). So they'd basically be put back on the street to fend for themselves. So much for finding homes for them. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Don't know the conditions of the crawl space, but a feral cat shelter might be better for them for staying warm and dry. Loads of ideas here: - Bash
Here's one I just built for kitties in the office park where I work. - Bash
That's great. I'll get to work on this when we get back from Thanksgiving next week. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Morton Fox
Why didn't I think of that? - Steven Perez from Android
Victor Ganata
Changing Beverage Consumption Patterns Have Resulted in Fewer Liquid Calories in the Diets of US Children: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2010 - Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - 2014 Sep 3
"Changing beverage consumption patterns reflect positive trends in the form of reduced intake of SSBs, whole milk, and total calories from beverages. Although the consumption of sport drinks, energy drinks, and low-calorie beverages have increased, their contribution to total beverage intake remains small." - Victor Ganata
Jason Toney
Is there contemporary hip hop well suited for this moment or should stick with the golden age?
Shut em down conscious 90s rap vs make it rain millennial tripe hip hop? No comparison. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sure there's some underground hip-hop speaking to these types of situations, but the stuff on the radio is so far away from this, it's not even funny. As I mentioned on Twitter last night, I can't imagine anything recent hitting the nail on the head as well as some Public Enemy or a handful of other "old school" hip-hop artists did. By The Time I Get To Arizona could easily be re-purposed for St. Louis (or Ferguson). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I get the feeling there's going to be, soon - or, it's there underground, and hasn't quite hit the right airwaves yet. - Jennifer Dittrich
What about "Kingdom" by Common? - Corinne L
Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPower - NOT THE CRICKET
There's an anger, an awareness, and an education level during the golden age that's missing in today's music (or I can't hear it because it's not for me). I also wonder if there's just some resignation to the idea that things don't change. That I should need new sounds 25 years after Fear of a Black Planet or 20 years after The Predator while those guys were like, we can't believe we need to make these sounds 20 years after James Brown and Nina Simone. Maybe the kids are just like..."fuck it." - Jason Toney
I feel like there's a lot of truth to that, Jason; I think it's also that today's consumer no longer seems interested in anything but an escape when listening to music. Admittedly, I have very little knowledge of today's hip-hop, other than what I hear my kids listen to, but I've noticed the same trend in hard rock/metal. During the 80s/90s there was a lot more intelligence and a lot... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, The Last Emperor. Rage Against the Machine, if you don't mind a bit of metal mixed into your hip hop. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Boots Riley still doing his thing, too - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
If we're sticking strictly mainstream I'd say: Common, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco, Wale (on certain tracks. Much much less since he hooked up with Rick Ross though), LaCrae (if you care to dip into the Christian Hip-Hop side of things), J Cole (again on certain tracks), heck even early Kanye West. There are still voices out there finding ways to slip in thought provoking lyrics and social commentary amidst the party anthems and slickly produced beats that dominate the airwaves today. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Mike Nencetti
I am doing good. Services are not until next week. I do not think I will be able to really grieve until the services and events are over, and people leave. Walking on the greenway helps.
Good morning, Mike. It's good to "see" you. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Good morning Moto. My walk yesterday was in the 70's it was a good walk. - Mike Nencetti
Sounds lovely. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That looks like a great place for a good walk. - bentley
long walks still do a lot of soothing of my soul after the last few months. Peace to you. - ellbeecee
I cannot imagine the journey you and Beverly shared through her illness. I know grief is something you get through at your own pace. You are in my prayers for comfort. - Janet from FFHound!
Hello, Mike. Looks like a lovely walk. - vicster: hon. canadian
Glad you are getting out and about, and all the best for the coming days. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
When my dad died, I kept in all my grieving until the arrangements were over. That left me in a really weird state of not being able to grieve completely. When my mom died, I didn't try to hold it back. I cried during funeral arrangements, memorial, scattering her ashes and all the way home. Whatever I felt, I just allowed myself to feel, no matter who was around. I felt like I was... more... - Jenny H. from Android
Michael W. May
Crazy haired, giggling with my Beloved. Look for joy in the moments. Even when times are dark. @ the…
Crazy haired, giggling with my Beloved. Look for joy in the moments. Even when times are dark. @ the…
:) - Jenny H. from Android
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kesha and I talked about Ferguson (only a few miles from where she grew up), Mike Brown and the killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland last weekend over dinner tonight. Linky was playing on the floor at our feet. We were both overcome with an intense sadness when we looked down at him. The sadness stemmed from the knowledge that he would have to...
grow up in a world where the killings of Mike Brown, Treyvon Martin, John Crawford III and many, many others still happpen on a regular basis. A world where he can and will be treated with suspicion simply because of the way he looks. We came to the conclusion that all we can do is strive to protect him and keep him as safe as possible. Kesha's response to that was "How do we protect him from the people who are supposed to be protecting him?" I didn't have a response to that which in turn made us even more sad. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I wrote about this very thing yesterday on my blog. - Corinne L
Andrew C (✔)
RT @gabydunn: My mom thought the protests were all violent until I showed her Twitter and then she was like oh this is all different than what's on TV. 😒
Andrew C (✔)
RT @deray: SWAT vehicle pulls up. Officer emerges. Points gun at us. America. #Ferguson
RT @deray: SWAT vehicle pulls up. Officer emerges. Points gun at us. America. #Ferguson
Andrew C (✔)
RT @teapartycat: TRANSLATION: "I don't see race" means "I don't see structural racism".
AKA "We (I) don't see color..." - DB, Lil LB's Dad
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