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Victor Ganata
Strangely, my brain has decided to mashup "Everything Is Awesome" with "Hakuna Matata". I guess my brain is tired of me feeling grumpy and upset with the entire world.
The line that keeps constantly playing in my head is "Everything is awesome / when we're living our dream…. / …When I was a young warthog…." - Victor Ganata
@Vic Hakuna Matata !! - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
300: Rise of an Empire - Awesome movie. full of action !!
Man, I really did not like that movie. It was half narration and then moved from one long speech to the next. Though I agree, good action and I thought the style of the movie did not age, it was still powerful. But to make it work there needs to be a good story too. - Todd Hoff
@Todd, ya at times there was too much chatter and no action.. - Peter Dawson
Plan to see it this weekend. On a similar note, Pompeii seemed to be a Spartacus: Blood and Sand re-hash (and even featured a soundtrack from that). And on a completely different genre, The Grand Budapest Hotel is hilarious! :-) - Nils Sandin
anyone seen Non Stop ? - Peter Dawson
Melly - #TeamMarina
Dr came to see Josiah about his neck stiffness/pain and has recommended we take him to the ER, as he now also has swelling along his jawline, and can't open his mouth wide enough to talk or chew properly :o/
OK, I hope the ER can sort him out. *hugs* - Pete
I hope it all works out. That's scary. - Anika
He doesn't have a fever, rash, or pain anywhere else. I think being a home-visit Dr with limited equipment she was erring on the side of caution, but it's still worrying. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Triage took over an hour and the waiting room is packed. It's going to be a long wait :o/ - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm at home with Emily, by the way. Lucky Josh gets to do the honours. He's not fond of the idea of me being alone with a small child at the ER late at night. I'm grateful for that! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Also grateful for our public health system, which means both the Dr visit and the hospital visit this evening are free of charge. - Melly - #TeamMarina
*rooting for Josiah* - bentley
Any update on Josiah? :-( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Still waiting, watching Mr Bean on YouTube to help pass the time. Poor kid must be wrecked! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Thinking of y'all, Melly. - LB snowed in.
Hope you get a good report soon. - Kirsten
Thanks everyone. I'll probably try and get some sleep soon, it's 1am here. - Melly - #TeamMarina
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hugs Melly. Prayers for only good news. - Janet from FFHound!
Oh, we have some action! He's been seen by a Dr and will now be seen by a paeds specialist. - Melly - #TeamMarina
The paed is needed because they can't get him to open his mouth wide enough to get a good look at his throat or take a swab. I have a feeling this is not going to be pleasant for anyone involved :o( - Melly - #TeamMarina
***hugs*** for all of you. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Paed thinks it's neck sprain/strain (which is what we initially thought), but wants the ENT to see him to rule out anything on that end. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm heading to bed but will keep y'all posted. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Now they want to do bloods and a CT scan. - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
I hope they can set your minds at rest soon ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Poor Josiah! I hope the tests come back with good results and that it's "just" a strain/sprain. *hugs all around* - vicster: hon. canadian
Poor boy! Hope it gets sorted soon. - Yolanda
Poor Josh.. how's he doing now ? - Peter Dawson
So after all that they decided to admit him for observation. I don't know any more than that yet :/ - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Hugs all the {{Doyles}} - Marina's Godmother :-)
Sending you all a big hug. - Corinne L
*more hugs* - Stephen Mack
*and more hugs* - Mary B: #TeamMonique
*even more hugs* - bentley
*hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: hon. canadian
poor little buddy. i hope he's resting well in their care. - Marie
Hope you get some good news soon. - Kristin
:( hope he feels better soon *hugs* and good thoughts to you all - Sir Shuping is just sir
*hugs* Hoping he's okay. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
How terrible for all of you. I'm hoping that Josiah is feeling much better very soon. - Greg GuitarBuster
Hugs & prayers. - David Lounsbury
sorry for all of y'all -- hope it gets sorted out soon. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Test results all came back clear and he is being discharged! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yay!!! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Poor kiddo! Glad everything's okay. Hope you can all get some rest. - Laura
Yay! - Corinne L
Hooray! - LB snowed in. from Android
Yay! - bentley
Ouch! Glad he was discharged! Any word on what caused it? Allergy or something else? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Neck sprain or strain, most likely from the way he was lying in bed & looking at his iPad while he was sick! - Melly - #TeamMarina
They're home now - he swears black and blue he's not tired and doesn't need to sleep ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Whew! I'm glad he's home now and I hope you all are able to rest easy now. - Galadriel C. from Android
Glad it's just a sprain/strain. I sprained my neck before and while it's no fun at all, at least it's fairly minor. - Heather
I'm so glad to hear that. I was really worried when I just now read the symptoms in the OP. - Spidra Webster
At least it's nothing more serious. - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
I'm glad to hear it's not more serious... hang in there, Josiah :) - Brent Schaus
What Brent said. So glad it wasn't something more serious! - Tamara J. B.
I'm glad it wasn't something more serious! <3 - vicster: hon. canadian
I hope you all get some rest now. <3 - Anne Bouey
Mr "I'm Not Tired" is sound asleep :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
rönin
So when you finish a game/movie, do you sit through the ending credits?
Movies in the theater: all the time. Games: almost never. Movies at home: almost never. - Andrew C (✔)
depends if I want to know something...like a song or a actor - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Some theatre movies. Games usually show something interesting now a days.. movies at home.. fast forward. - Me
Movies, rarely. Games, only if I get an achievement for it. - Anika
I used to with movies. I usually do with games. I sat through the GTA V credits but I wasn't fully paying attention. It lasted 40 minutes. - Rodfather
Some baseball game I worked on had video of the dev team and QA team playing through most of the credits... Otherwise, I'm not sure I've even sat through credits of games I've worked on. - Andrew C (✔)
It doesn't seem like much to sit through the credits for a game when I spent 10-40 hours on it. - Rodfather
I was bummed out when I finished Persona 4 Golden. I didn't want the game to end even though I probably spent 90+ hours on it. - Rodfather
Yeah, but a game is interactive, and then the credits aren't. ... Usually. Come to think of it, I think Super Monkey Ball 1 had interactive credits. Maybe. Anyways, I'll sit through those. - Andrew C (✔)
It's a good thing there's credits after each episode in a TV series. If it were bundled up all at the end it would take forever. - Rodfather
Nearly always with movies at the theatre. I'm always hopeful there's just one more scene. Also at home too. Just watched Thor:Dark World last night (at home) and sat thru all the credits and good thing I did cos there's the usual clue as to what the next movie is gonna be, I was expecting that. But there was one more scene at the very end! And it was worth waiting for. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I used to never sit through movie credits until I met a friend who always did. Nowadays I'll sit for as long as my kid can stand it for. =p Games I'll let the credits roll but might not pay attention to all of it. Movies at home I never sit through. - rönin
nawww.. not for for credits - Peter Dawson
Victor Ganata
Can you consume only 5% of calories from sugar? - USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story... - re: new WHO guidelines for recommended sugar intake
WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar - USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story... - Victor Ganata
And the answer is, obviously, "Yes, if you eat properly, stop drinking so much soda and eating dessert at every meal, and cook for yourself." all of which is not unreasonable. - DJF from Android
Yep, easily. - Tamara J. B.
ya I only approx 4 tea spoons of sugar a day.. one tea in moring and anothe @ 3PM.. - Peter Dawson
You pretty much need to stay away from any prepared food because manufacturers add sugar to everything. - vicster: hon. canadian from FFHound!
Sure it's doable. I'm just not confident that the average patient can actually do it without significant continuous intervention. - Victor Ganata
You also can never eat out. - Victor Ganata
Todd Hoff
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land! - http://www.offgridworld.com/1-milli...
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land!
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land!
"Imagine growing your own food on your own land, but also enough food to feed your entire neighborhood. Growing Power does just that. They’re able to grow 1 Million pounds of food, year round. Yes! You read that right. They’re in Milwaukee, WI where it’s cold enough outside in the winter to freeze boiling water in mid-air, and they grow food year round in climate controlled greenhouses." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Slick setup. And completely reproducible. A good job for someone. - Todd Hoff
This is the wave of the future. Read somewhere that by 2050 , the current inhabitable land will run out and there wont be enough place for humanity, let alone feed them.. - Peter Dawson
Not sure about running out of space, but out of jobs yes, so a techno self-sufficiency model seams a reasonable alternative to a manufacturing driven urbanism. - Todd Hoff
Shannon - GlassMistress
Plant jewelry .... For small desktop plants and terrariums. Yea or nay?
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YEA! I'd buy some. Actually, I want a glass flower arrangement for my desk, could you do that??? - Georgia
Like all flowers and a bird or something? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Cute! - LB snowed in. from Android
Absolutely yea! And yay! - bentley
Shannon, yes, that would be amazing. Maybe a bee too! PM me a price, I'm serious about wanting a nice bouquet, lots of flowers! - Georgia
Love them! - Lisa L. Seifert
ooh, bees! yes flowers, and yes bees! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Caterpillar too! - Janet from FFHound!
Oh, they're ADORABLE! - vicster: hon. canadian
I'm dying over the mushrooms! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I wish I had all the extra moneys! I would request a bouquet of tulips. This is a really great idea, Shannon. You go, girl. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Yea !! I think a bouquet like that would be awesome.. - Peter Dawson
whose dying for 'shrooms ? - Peter Dawson
I'm going to try them at the bead show this weekend and see what the reception is ($8 ea). Zulema, I invision the mushrooms being cut shorter and tucked into the moss of a terrarium - cute, right? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Lovely! I, too, vote yea, and would buy. - Ruth Kneale
Mary Carmen
JFC...she drove a van into the ocean with her kids in it as she walked away....and it is on video. WTF is wrong with people????
?? what did I miss? - Sir Shuping is just sir
local news. - Mary Carmen
National news, actually. - bentley
Apparently she's been hospitalized for evaluation. - Katie
um.....she should be arrested for attempted murder. - Mary Carmen
committed to a hospital, I think. - Christina Pikas
the freaking vid is here > http://www.firstcoastnews.com/ - Peter Dawson
more is here this is making news all over http://www.nydailynews.com/news... - Peter Dawson
How tragic. - Anne Bouey
Depression? Bipolar? Schizophrenia? So sad. - Janet
They said she was incoherent when they pulled her out. Jesus. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
So scary for those kids! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Jason Toney
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I'm not sure if I love these or think they're awful. - Alix May
the cowboy boots are gr8 - Peter Dawson
rönin
NJ Teen Sues Parents For Allegedly Kicking Her Out: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
NJ Teen Sues Parents For Allegedly Kicking Her Out: Gothamist
"An 18-year-old high school student in New Jersey is going to court to force her parents to pay for her high school and future college education after they cast her out of their home last fall. But her parents say that she's out of luck because she wasn't very respectful of their rules." - rönin from Bookmarklet
thats so stupid.. trying to sue your parents - Peter Dawson
Once you are 18 your parents don't legally have to take your shit anymore. - Big Joe Silence
Not in NJ, apparently. Otherwise they'd have thrown her case out. "Also, just because a child turns 18 does not automatically mean NJ parents can stop financial supporting him/her. A family law attorney, Sheldon Simon, said, 'A child is not emancipated until they’re on their own. Even if a child and the parents don’t get along, that doesn’t relieve the parents of their responsibility.'" - Victor Ganata
Many states have some protections in place so that children can continue in their parents' home while they finish out high school (without being charged rent, etc.) since it is seen as in their interest (even if they're terrible at enforcing it.) That said, the article is a bit of a mess - the parents are claiming she can come back any time, the beginning sounds like they kicked her out, and she says the school told her not to go back home after claiming abuse. - Jennifer Dittrich
The judge ruled against an emergency order, but the case will continue: http://www.nj.com/morris... - John (bird whisperer)
"A child is not emancipated until they’re on their own." KICK 'EM OUT. CONDITION SATISFIED. - Big Joe Silence
srsly, tho. where is 18 not legal adulthood? so failure to launch means the parents are stuck? - Big Joe Silence
Apparently, in NJ, the courts can tell you you can't kick them out. So, yeah, you're stuck. - Victor Ganata
"New Jersey: The age of majority is 18 years old; however attaining this age does not automatically emancipate the child" http://www.ncsl.org/researc... - Victor Ganata
Laws like that are meant to protect kids from getting thrown out on the street before they have a chance to finish their education. I knew someone in HS whose parents pilfered his savings, and chucked him out of the house on his 18th birthday (in October.) They cancelled his health insurance, and sold most of his stuff. He was lucky to have a place to go, and was eventually emancipated, but it was awful. - Jennifer Dittrich
I get that kids can be crap, but I've known some pretty shitass parents. - Jennifer Dittrich
it swings both sides, tho. i've seen both up close. - Big Joe Silence
Maitani
Language Log » Please don't do nothing here: a Bengali conundrum - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll...
Language Log » Please don't do nothing here: a Bengali conundrum
"Before trying to figure out precisely what the Bengali says, I'd like to point out that, in essence, what the English says very politely is "Do not loiter" (not as strong as "No trespassing"). Telling people not to do nothing is not the same as telling them to do something." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Now, to tackle the Bengali. First of all, I was surprised by the variety of transliterations (not to mention translations) that I received from native Bengali speakers and Indologists. Perhaps this is due to the fact that there is no normative or standard transliteration for Bengali in English (I really don't know if there is or isn't). But I suspect that the differences in some cases... more... - Maitani
I guess loitering is frowned upon across the world. "Please conform and be stressed the fuck out like the rest of us." - Eivind
It says, "Don't roam around without reason." - Ruchira S. Datta
binā praẏojane ghurāpherā karabena nā - Ruchira S. Datta
The standard transliteration of Bengali is the one for Sanskrit, which is occasionally a poor fit. I personally add a dot over the y, to distinguish this letter which sounds like English "y" from the one which sounds like the English "j". The system I use is presented here in Bengali alphabetical order: http://nineislandspress.org/ALifeOf... - Ruchira S. Datta
binā praẏojane ghurāpherā karabena nā: binā - without; praẏojan - reason; praẏojane - in reason, i.e., in the condition of having a reason; binā praẏojane - without reason; ghurāpherā - wandering about, roaming around, pacing; karabena - (you) do (imperative); nā - not. Thus, "Don't roam around without reason." - Ruchira S. Datta
"Loitering" can be stationary, whereas ghurāpherā is motion that circles about and doesn't go anywhere. - Ruchira S. Datta
Now I'll finally read the post. :-) - Ruchira S. Datta
Read the post. That repetitive "and stuff" thing is cool, however pherā is not that, it is a verb in itself that means "returning". Literally "ghurāpherā" means "turning and returning." - Ruchira S. Datta
Ruchira, thank you for parsing the sentence! - Maitani
The formation of the verb ghurāpherā looks particularly interesting to me. - Maitani
According to Colin Masica (plus my Hindi self-instruction guide) words such as ghurāpherā belong to a category "echo words", a formation that is characteristic for South Asian languages. Usually, a word, most often a noun, is followed by a form which "echoes" it, replacing the initial consonant with a standard consonant, which varies according to the language. E.g., Hindi pānī-vānī... more... - Maitani
The meaning of these formations, according to Masica and Bahl, is "the speaker's manifest attitudinal lack of concern or care toward his collocutor or the thing referred to by him", an explanation which is slightly different from that given in the Llog. - Maitani
Certain parts of East and South London have both Bengali and English writing on street signs/names, station names etc, as Bengali is the most spoken Indian language in London, then Urdu is I'm sure a close second and then Punjabi/Gujarati are likely to be third/forth. Oh, Hindi is most likely up there in second place too. - Halil
love they way @Ruchira dissects the language likes it a bit of a programming issue :)- - Peter Dawson
Thanks Peter - Ruchira S. Datta
Maitani, you're welcome. Thanks for the additional references from Masica et al. I don't know that it reflects any lack of concern or care towards the collocutor, other than being an informal construction. The attitude towards the thing referred could be translated by adding "or whatever" to the end, e.g., milnā-julnā would be "to mix or associate or whatever". On the other hand, for... more... - Ruchira S. Datta
Peter Dawson
Russia’s navy has reportedly ordered Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender !! http://www.euronews.com/2014...
is this the start of WWIII ? - Peter Dawson
rönin
Johns Hopkins doctors remove baby's brain tumor that contained teeth - baltimoresun.com - http://www.baltimoresun.com/health...
Johns Hopkins doctors remove baby's brain tumor that contained teeth - baltimoresun.com
Yowza. *shudder* "Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have removed a rare tumor that contained several fully grown teeth from a baby boy's brain. The tumor was found in the then-4-month-old from West Virginia in 2012 after a pediatrician noticed that his head was unusually large for his age. Doctors wrote about the findings in an article that appeared this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The discovery could someday help researchers trying to cure diseases or grow new organs, medical experts said." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Whoa. - Tamara J. B.
wow - Elena
I see teeth in ovarian tumors but can't fathom the brain!! - Janet
thats really weird. Teeth in brain ? - Peter Dawson
Derrick
If you'd told me four years ago that I'd be a librarian, and living in Washington DC (after living in New Orleans for three years), I'd ask you where on Earth did you get that crack you were smoking.
I'm very happy being a librarian, and living in DC, btw. - Derrick
(Though I do miss my California tacos...) - Derrick
Gas station tacos await you in Rockville. - Zamms
I was just thinking it might be time again for that. - Derrick
If you told me four years ago (or ever) that I'd be living in my hometown and have a kid, I would have asked the same thing. I am happy about the kid and ambivalent about the rest. - laura x
Life can take you to crazy places, for sure. - Derrick
Me? Teaching library school? NFW. - RepoRat
Me living in Chicago? Sure, okay. Living with a boy for 18 months already? No way. - Hedgehog
Me, doing the same goddamn thing? Great. Love it. ._. (Happy for you, Derrick!) - Steele Lawman
if you were in Toronto. its easy just ask Mayor Rob Ford .. he knows where to get crack ! LOL - Peter Dawson
Four years ago I hadn't even met Uli, so if you'd told me I'd get married? Skeptical wouldn't even begin to cut it. But yeah, very happy with where not-knowing got me. - Kirsten
If you told me 4 years ago I'd be making real money with my computer, with a real job (not by developing Windows apps), I'd be really confused. - April Russo
I live WHERE IT SNOWS. How the fuck did that happen?! Oh, right..... - Alix May
;-) - Derrick
I say that a lot too, Amber. Fell in love with a Detroit girl. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
I need opinions - is this guy hot? - http://louisehbradley.files.wo...
I need opinions - is this guy hot?
This is part of my job, btw. Teehee! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Not at all. - Anika
I wouldn't kick him out of bed. - Kristin
He has the eyes. - Johnny from iPhone
Hotness is in the eye of the bedazzler. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'd say yes. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Who watches Banshee? What do you think of Anthony Starr? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I don't think so. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I don't think so either. If I had my way it'd be all Sammy with an occasional Mark Wahlberg. - Melly - #TeamMarina
0.o - LilaLaMarea from Android
Yes. :) - Jenica from iPhone
I must be too old, the half whatever mess on his upper arm/chest are a turn-off for me. :( - Janet
LOL Janet, the arms and ink I do find attractive ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
The eyes are good. He'd be hot in a sharp suit. - bentley
I'd say he's an above-average looking guy, but based on this photo, I wouldn't classify him as "hot" - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I wouldnt kick him out of bed :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would; I don't want sand all over my blankets. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
is this not David Beckham ? - Peter Dawson
It's The Commando! He's a personal trainer. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I enjoy the pose and the smile. - Deborah Fitchett
I'd say he's way hotter than me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But that might be because of the sun on his bare back versus me being in an air conditioned office. He's clearly not as attractive as I am. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, I'd do you before I'd do him. He's not my idea of fun (though he does have lovely eyes, but then again so do I). - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh, you got WAY more than just your eyes going for ya! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
^ What Stephan said! - Melly - #TeamMarina
I think he would be if he wasn't trying so hard. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I don't know...haven't heard him talk (i am more attracted to brains than physical appearance) - April Russo
I vote for hot, just based on the photo alone. - Corinne L
Nope. Not hot. Or at least he's not my type. :^) - Friar Will
Stephen Mack
Damn. Someone broke into my car between 5 and 7 at work tonight. Smashed the driver side window. Stole some random crazy stuff like headphones and toiletries -- but left my wallet and its cash alone. Uh, what? (EDIT: All fixed now, see http://friendfeed.com/lovefes...)
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Oh, wow, I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich
This sucks mate. - Mo Kargas
What a crapper. I'm glad they didn't take your wallet. - Anika
It could have been so much worse! Why steal my expired Zoo membership cards but leave my wallet behind? They ransacked through the glove compartment and various other compartments, saw the wallet, but didn't take a thing out of it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
oh noes!!!! - Mary Carmen
That really sucks. As for the smalltime stuff, I've had that happen to my car before. I think it's homeless folks looking for things they find useful but so small that if they get caught it's clear they weren't after money. The odds are they won't get caught so it's worth taking the risk for them. My car was broken into and a flashlight and travel alarm clock were taken. Nothing else. - Spidra Webster
Oh geez. :-( - John (bird whisperer)
GAH! People suck. - Melly - #TeamMarina
:( - Micah
man, that sucks! Did you report it yet? - imabonehead
That is terrible. - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
Oh no! :(((( So sorry, Stephen! - Tamara J. B.
Dang - Marie
Duuuude. I'm sorry. :( Also, why do you leave your wallet in your car?!?! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Damn, Stephen, that sucks thoroughly. - Akiva
Aw, Stephen, I'm sorry. - Anne Bouey
:-( - bentley
:-( I'm sorry, Stephen. - vicster: hon. canadian
Ugh, that sucks. - Kristin
Sorry to hear that Stephen. :-( - Stephan
Ugh :-( - Amit Patel
Dang - Josh Haley from Android
BOOOOOO!! That sucks. Happy 15th anniversary! - Louis Gray
Do not like. :(. Where were you parked? Out by TiVo Central? Rain damage? - Ken Gidley from iPhone
:( - Eivind
Oh no! - Katy S
Sorry to hear. This happened to me once. Whoever it was didn't take my wallet that was left in prominent display, but did take the few pennies in change that were rolling around, and my sweaty gym clothes. Weird. - Uli
Ima: I did report it through our on-site security guards. Police declined to investigate in person. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lisa: Good question with no good answer. I normally wouldn't but I didn't need it on me today, so left it there (hidden from view) because I didn't feel like carrying it around. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken: Yeah, boonies by TiVo Central where I normally park. Probably a bit of rain damage -- hard to tell with all the glass everywhere. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis: Thanks but not for a few more days. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Spidra and Uli: It is so weird. There must be a logic they're following but I cannot fathom it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks for the support and kind words, all. I feel fortunate to still have my wallet. The window can be easily replaced and nothing of great value was taken. Just inconvenient. It did make me late for a date, but she was very flexible about changing plans and helping me out. We had a good time. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Boooo. At least you're safe. It's just a drag. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
bastards :( - Jonathan Disher
:( - chaz2b
:( - Alix May
:( :( - DigitalAptech
I am so sorry Stephen. :( - Janet
That sucks. Sorry to hear. - Just another Bubba
They didn't take your garage door opener, did they? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Dude that sucks. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
That's awful...I'm so sorry Stephen.... - furrworld
Sorry to hear this. :-( - YvonneM
:( that sucks - Sir Shuping is just sir
Curtis, nah, I don't have a garage or an opener. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jerks! I'm sorry this happened to you, Stephen. I know how it feels. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Damn :((( - Iain Baker
Whut. Not cool. - Steven Perez
I'd be extra vigilant around the house. If you think they looked at your wallet at all, they might have your address. - vicster: hon. canadian
Good grief! :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
bogus... though now I'm hella curious what lucky lady scored a date with The Mack. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Noooo! :( - Ross Miller
Argh, bad, bad :) - ⓒⓔⓐ
That blows!! Sorry!! - Georgia
Not cool, though I'm glad your wallet was left intact. I'm intrigued as to why someone wouldn't steal cash. Spidra's insights are fascinating. - Corinne L
Vicster, good thinking and I had the same worry. Fortunately my brother-in-law is living with me and is there during the hours I'm not there, so I'm not too worried. - Stephen Mack
T-Ra: :)))) - Stephen Mack
Just got off the phone with my Farmers agent (my friend Al, a great guy and long-time family friend), who arranged for a glass company to come out today at noon to TiVo to clean out the glass and replace the window. I do have a small deductible, but he arranged a discount, so my out-of-pocket cost will be under $100 to get this taken care of. Could be worse! - Stephen Mack
Corinne and Spidra: The hard part for me to understand still is when someone causes hundreds of dollars of damage (like when they smashed Spidra's radio) but only pockets items worth $20 or less. I guess that's why New Yorkers in the '80s and '90s would leave their cars unlocked and/or post "no radio in car" signs. - Stephen Mack
I love the collective wisdom here, things I never knew nor considered. Most of our smash and grab car events are not homeless but those needing things to sell for drug money. - Janet from FFHound!
Perhaps they were looking for drugs? - Todd Hoff
ouch ,.. they must be just vandels.. if they had taken Wallet and cash.. then thats a bigger felony - Peter Dawson
What a lousy thing to happen! Sorry to hear it. - Son of Groucho
:-( - Bruce Lewis
Damn. Maybe when they realized who they were stealing from they fled in terror. - Jim: meatvalve. from iPhone
It's true I know martial arts. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Now I'm hearing Keanu Reeves saying "I know kung fu." hee hee - Corinne L
حاجی ینی شما هم تایید میکنید خبرهای صدا و سیمای حاجی ضرغامی مبنی بر نبود امنیت در غرب وحشی؟ این حقیر به نمایندگی از کاربران فارسی زبان تارنمای وزین خوراک دوست از شما دعوت میکنم تا چند صباحی را به ایران آمده و در زیر سایه امنیت رژیم عزیز زندگی کنید. بزرگوار دلهای ما با شماست. - حاجی تراکمه
Um, HELLO?!?! I'd like to hear more about this DATE you mentioned! :) - Lisa L. Seifert
and he thought he slipped that by everyone. - Greg GuitarBuster
Greg, I noticed that T-Ra noticed. :) - Stephen Mack
Mark: Thanks, yeah, I took a close look at all my bank and credit card sites today. - Stephen Mack
Terakmeh, I think you invited me to try living in Iran for a while if I want to live with security? Very kind of you, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Peter Dawson
Opps ...I slipped up on one of my old British style school days vernacular's !! :(- I told someone "why do you always come at the fag end of things" ... well old habits die hard..
Decipher for me the meaning. - Janet from FFHound!
its an idiom "the last part of a period of time, usually the least interesting or least exciting part" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/the+fag... - Peter Dawson
the other two that generally slip by me is "cock up" and "shut your gob" .. - Peter Dawson
I've heard fag-end in the sense Peter used it. End of a cigarette is the butt or stub. - Pete
@Pete, yes Fag= cigg. in late school days that how we called it. - Peter Dawson
@Slippy , Cor Blimey !! - Peter Dawson
Actually this happened in one of my meetings.. it kinda just slipped out to co-worke !! In in the Canada , it could be misconstrued as a HR issue . !! - Peter Dawson
Sarah G.
Take a minute and look at this pretty picture of a local snowy owl watching a CN train go by http://indianadunesbirding.fil...
Take a minute and look at this pretty picture of a local snowy owl watching a CN train go by http://indianadunesbirding.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/rodney-ervin-snowy-2.jpg
oh so canadian - jambina
oh this Snowy Owl has made some Bird Enthusiastic gor crazy - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
Ok its Oscar Time.. Whats your fav choice for Best movie, actor and actress ?
mov => 12yrs a slave, Best actor = >Chiwetel Ejiofor and Actress = > Sandra Bullock - Peter Dawson
Iain Baker
The footballer trapped in 'The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete' | Football | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
The footballer trapped in 'The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete' | Football | theguardian.com
"In 1982 the French international Jean-Pierre Adams went to hospital and was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours. 32 years later, he has yet to awake" - Iain Baker from Bookmarklet
Wow thats really sad. I never know about this case.. Thanks for sharing ! - Peter Dawson
Amazing that the hospital cannot contribute more after their malpractice. Elsewhere after a successful lawsuit there would have been funds to cover a professional nurse and care, rather than rely on the wife. - Nils Sandin
Morton Fox
Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/news...
Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look - SFGate
"LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about. Behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look — head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy — is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier." - Morton Fox from Bookmarklet
Hahaha I always thought they did - Shevonne
well all animals have no shame.. no animal ever blushes !! - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
Whewwwwww 86 car pile up in HW 400, north of Toronoto. hope my Colleagues were not there, they had to go up north for client meeting !! http://www.citynews.ca/2014...
86 cars. Yikes! - Tamara J. B.
:( wow - Janet from FFHound!
its now 96 cars :(- - Peter Dawson
Spidra Webster
Students only know a fraction of math teacher's good deeds - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Students only know a fraction of math teacher's good deeds - latimes.com
"No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent. Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too. In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern — no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior Michael Tinglof, who had O'Connor in his freshman year, "you're on his bad list for the rest of the class." The 70-year-old teacher's look also is all business: spine straight, close-cropped silver hair. When he cracks a joke, he's so deadpan that the boys often miss it, senior Pat McGoldrick said. "Like in our class, he'll put a problem up on the board and then someone will say, 'Oh, can you do it this way?' And then he'll respond, 'Oh yeah, I'll just do this and I'll just change that and I'll do all this extra work and I'll get the same answer. It's totally worth it.' " Until they get accustomed, Pat said, "everybody thinks he's being really mean." For the record, O'Connor embraces the reputation. "You want to teach a class with 30 boys, you've... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Beautiful - Shevonne from iPhone
Thank you for posting this. - bentley
An amazing story. - Stephan from iPhone
Today someone in Ireland tweeted a link that was this story. http://www.upinspire.com/inspire... - Spidra Webster
great story.. Never judge a book by its cover !! - Peter Dawson
Wow. - YvonneM
Gabrielle
Happy Day! Today I paid off a loan I've had for about 15 years. It was mostly the Ex's bills and b.s. He stuck me with it. Everyone told me to file for bankruptcy. Even when I was really sick, driving to work with one eye open....I made sure this freakin bill was paid. Done.*snoopy dance*
YES! That is such a good feeling, honestly. - Jennifer Dittrich
Good for U !! - Peter Dawson
Awesome! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm not gonna lie...I'd still like to kick him in the nuts. He works at Apple (one step above the janitor) but my repulsion of him is greater and I'd rather not be in a 5 mile radius of him. - Gabrielle
Well done! - Jenny H. from Android
I'm a professional nut kicker and I'm happy to work pro bono ;o) CONGRATS! I bet that feels so damn good!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
❤ - Alix May
Kristin
I adopted a live-in therapist. Name to be determined.
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Adorable! - Janet from FFHound!
wonderful PUPPY! <3 <3 - Stefano bianconiglio from YouFeed
THAT FACE - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
PUPPEH! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
the ears. THE EARS. that's what always gets me. - holly #ravingfangirl
We can help with the name, if you like. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Kuki, in Italian sounds like "cookie" :) - Stefano bianconiglio
Cute! - Katy S from iPhone
Yay! What a sweet baby! - vicster: hon. canadian
So cute. - Eric - Regulate
That little smile in the profile shot looks like a cartoon. Adorable. - bentley
SO whats the name ? If not we need- "pls name puppeh" contest on FF :)- - Peter Dawson
Mark - My parents have had goldens since the 70s. They are great dogs. She's the first pup that has been "mine" though. Peter - Her name is Ziva. - Kristin
Heloz Ziva! - Todd Hoff
Ziva! - bentley
I smile every time I scroll past this. So I scroll by a lot. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
oh Hello Ziva.. mwaaaaaaaaaaaa !! I just want to reach and nuzzle and play with puppeh !1 - Peter Dawson
Awww, that's a pretty name for a pretty pooch <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
dawww, she's beautiful! Congrats! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
*lkes again* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Big cat spotted in Indian city; injures 7 evades capture - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
Big cat spotted in Indian city; injures 7 evades capture - CNN.com
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Kind of makes all those foothill people whining about deer, bears and coyotes sound like the crybabies they are. - Anika
Big vat of catnip might work. - Janet
Giant laser pointer. - Melly - #TeamMarina
this is sad, that these big cats need to come into the cities. Their Habitat is being eroded and the only option for food is cities/villages. - Peter Dawson
Ken Morley
The international nature of the NHL means I have several Olympic teams to cheer for. The home team has provided players for team Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
There is a pecking order, however. :) - Ken Morley
Datsyuk and Kovalchuk were amazing, but T. J. Oshie was lights-out in USA's 3-2 overtime win! There are no YouTube clips of his amazing shootout performance however, because... the Olympics. :( - Ken Morley
Wow, the U.S. women outshot Sweden 70-9! Six goals and Wallner & Hasson still had a combined save percentage > 91 percent! - Ken Morley
I feel ya. I'm Canada all the way, but there's a Schaus in goal for the U.S. Womens' team... so... you know... family :) - Brent Schaus
Wow! 2 minutes left in women's hockey gold metal game, Canada down one, and the official body-checks Canadian player resulting in USA hitting post of empty net. Phew! - Ken Morley
OMG! Team Canada ties it 2-2 with 55 seconds left to play! Marie-Philip Poulin!! - Ken Morley
Poulin scores again! Canada wins it in overtime. What an exciting finish. - Ken Morley
Congrats :) - Eivind
Thanks. I've regained my composure. :) - Ken Morley
ya that was a good game.. I thought we are toast.. Now onto tomorrows game.. Men's semi ! - Peter Dawson
For a few hours today, not a lot of work was worked in my office. - Brent Schaus
Steele Lawman
Do you guys post junk on your office doors, too?
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Just freedom to read posters - DJF from Android
what is this office door you speak of... - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I have a corkboard on my door with various random things on it, also a corkboard on the wall that holds my standard weekly schedule and a few other bits of randomness. - RepoRat
We don't really do the "door" thing here (no idea why, and we totally should) but I have a kickass bulletin board inside my office: http://www.screencast.com/t... - Catherine Pellegrino
Catherine, I think I'm the only one here who decorates his door like it was his tenth grade locker. - Steele Lawman
Faculty in other departments totally do (let me tell you about History and Math...) but for some reason the library doesn't. Maybe it's because our doors are even more all-glass than yours? Anyway, I should start. - Catherine Pellegrino
I've got a door. But my walls don't go all the way to the ceiling - DJF from Android
the Practical Macrame thing is cracking me up. - Marie
Marie, that's courtesy of my friend and colleague, Jessy. I added the word balloons: "Boom." and "It's so practical." - Steele Lawman
I should start posting scans of books we've weeded. - Catherine Pellegrino
My door is never shut, so no. - laura x
You have offices? With doors? This is an advantage to being a librarian that isn't trumpeted enough! - Spidra Webster
I could maybe to the outside of my doorless cubicle... - Derrick
A few of us do at my library, but not many. - laura x
ya we post /pinup junk around our desk ( at least I do !!) - Peter Dawson
Yeah, sometimes. I need to add Academic Coach Taylor to the mix. - kaijsa
No. I'd like to but it feels weird. Maybe when they move us before/during/after the renovation. - Hedgehog
I used to love to read faculty doors. - bentley
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
Ah, nothing like seeing you have a stain on a shirt that was fresh from the dryer. After you've been wearing it for most of the day. (At least I haven't left the house yet.) Looks to be oil/grease or something like that. I wonder if it's too late or I should just plan on buying a new shirt?
Apply the detergent directly to the stain and see how it goes. - Spidra Webster
Happen to me the other day. I noticed a giant yellow stain on my shoulder after driving around SoCal for 6 hours. - Anika
You could try to use baking soda and dish soap to get the stain out. It's worked for me in the past. - Tamara J. B.
nothing like a tide stick for that ..have one in my office drawer - Peter Dawson
I've had good luck applying Shout to grease/food stains, working it in a bit, then applying a paste of OxyClean/water, and working that in. Then launder as usual. I'm 3 for 4 or so... - Ken Gidley
rönin
Woman wins right to masturbate at work | Mental Healthy - http://www.mentalhealthy.co.uk/news...
Woman wins right to masturbate at work | Mental Healthy
I hope she has her own office. "Brazilian woman Ana Catarian Bezerra, has won the right to masturbate and watch pornography in the workplace. The 36-year-old accountant, suffers from a chemical imbalance that triggers anxiety and hypersexuality. She is said to need to masturbate for at least fifteen minutes every two hours. The condition, that requires the sufferer to orgasm to relieve stress and anxiety, caused Ms Bezerra difficulty at work. At the peak of her condition she was having to masturbate up to forty-seven times a day." - rönin from Bookmarklet
47 times a day?? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amateur. - Akiva
wow. That just seems like it'd be...painful. - ellbeecee
Wow. thats one sickness.. that I wish I had .. !! - Peter Dawson
Wow! I remember a Lifetime movie on something like this. She suffered a brain injury when she was in a car accident, and after that, she couldn't control the impulse of wanting to have sex. However, she just learned how to control it. - Shevonne
Oh just read this ..."Now on on a variety of tranquillisers, Bezerra reportedly (only) has to masterbate around 18 times a day." - Peter Dawson
Fifteen minutes every two hours? This would make for ... interesting faculty meetings. "AYE! AYE! AYE!" - Julie Kane
so that means in an 8hr working day.. she is busy doing it for at least 2hrs.. so only 6hrs of productivity ? - Peter Dawson
Let's be honest, anyone posting here during work hours isn't putting in a full 8 out of 8 hours of productivity ;) Basically, instead of checking Facebook and Twitter, she's watching porn and masturbating. She might actually end up being happier and more productive than the average employee. - Victor Ganata
Why does it still take her 15 minutes? This is what's bothering me. Ultimately. - Julie Kane
I'm guessing that masturbating that much has decreased sensitivity over time, requiring more work to get the same job done. - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm also guessing she no longer enjoys it and finds it a chore. - Stephen Mack
It would bum me out if I had to crack one out 18 times a day, every day. I imagine it has long-term psychological impacts. - Hookuh Tinypants
Couldn't find a reputable source for this story. This Brazilian site debunks it: http://translate.google.com/transla... - Spidra Webster
well I want to know does she have a seperate room for herself or is it like open office env - Peter Dawson
Good find, Spidra. Fake story. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
(see all the librarians, including myself, fail at information literacy. :) ) - ellbeecee
Um, what the what? - Jed
While the article may be fake, medical conditions of the class PGAD are quite real. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Micah
Yeah, there was a woman in Florida who committed suicide because of PGAD http://www.tampabay.com/feature... - Victor Ganata
Heh, apparently the story about Ana Catarian Bezerra is pretty old, though. This Spanish page found the guy who started it :D http://translate.google.com/transla... - Victor Ganata
"It would bum me out if I had to crack one out 18 times a day, every day." Me too and <3 - Jenny H. from Android
I'm willing to give it a chance. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
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