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Great song! Love Alanis! - Son of Groucho
Hele ki flea'nın bir bass çalışı vardır burada. yinmez ki ne yinmez! - ilahipower
Son of Groucho
When He Says, ‘I’m A Human Being,’ I Tear Up, Too - http://www.upworthy.com/when-he...
When He Says, ‘I’m A Human Being,’ I Tear Up, Too
"“It's really humiliating to be shaking a cup 24 hours a day and people just look at you like you some kind of little bum. ... I have had people that walk past me and say, 'Get a job, bum!' And I say, 'Wait a minute — I'm not a bum, I'm a human being.'"" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
See also "£518,000 for personalised plate" (below)... - Son of Groucho
Mike Nencetti
My Thought for the day. Do I still want to live in the house? or move. I have to refinance to give her children her equity.
There is a lot to consider, and you might feel like you have to decide quickly, but don't pressure yourself to have everything sorted out straight away. It'll take some time before you know what is going to best for you and the others. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I agree with WoH. Give yourself some time to figure it out. - Anne Bouey
Absolutely right. Very big decision. - Son of Groucho
Did you two talk about her assets previously? Going back to her wishes or desires might prove easiest. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
A friend whose wife passed away just over a year ago, made an agreement with her before she passed that he wouldn't make any major decisions (e.g. selling their house) for at least one year. Speaking with him a few weeks ago, he said that for him, he was grateful that they had this agreement because the time to think, decide, changes his mind, has been very valuable and meant he hasn't done anything he would regret. Sharing in case it is useful, please disregard if not. Mostly though, sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
If you have too many raw memories in this current house, you could rent it out and find a buffer apartment of sorts for now and place other things in storage. If you find her presence in this home as a need, stay and make the decision after at the minimum 6-8 months. You have had a journey of so many emotions, give yourself time to heal too. - Janet
Her wishes were for the house to transfer to me. Much depends on how greedy her children are. There is a will, pre marriage. should be lots of fun. But I like the idea of delaying things for a while. I do not care about stuff. I miss my wife. - Mike Nencetti
Just a thought, talk to the legal folks about creating a trust with this property, they will get their equity upon your passing. Not certain if I have the "trust" understood but something similar was done with husband's mother. - Janet from FFHound!
The family has a meeting today. should be interesting. I did contact a lawyer. I am learning a lot about estate law. We had had a joint savings/checking acct, that has now transferred to me. this is not part of the estate. Unfortunately someone still want access to it. - Mike Nencetti
I'm glad you spoke to lawyer, and I'm sorry you are getting pressure from the family. Are you part of the meeting today? If so, I hope you can find ways to protect yourself if things get heated. I'm not sure how things work over there, but I'm fairly certain that any reasonable person would agree that this is an early stage in the grief process, so asking you to make decisions that have... more... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
^^much wisdom - Janet
Meeting went well. My main issue was the joint checking savings account not be part of the estate. legally it transfers to me. its 70k. so that was why i was a bit agitated. The children will be compensated via beneficiary allocations specified in each account. My wife specified 50% me 25% each child. We will put the house up for sale, and take advice from the estate lawyer the best way to handle the transaction. - Mike Nencetti
I'm glad a resolution seems to have happened, Mike. I hope the lawyer gives you good advice. It seems so overwhelming from the outside. - Anika
I'm glad you've had some reassurance, and I hope things go smoothly ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I hope you are happy with the resolution and that you aren't being rushed. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Son of Groucho
"A British record sum of £518,000 including taxes and fees has been paid for a personalised registration at auction. The plate '25 O' was sold at a three-day DVLA event in Cardiff marking the 25th anniversary of the Personalised Registrations sales. The buyer, John Collins, owns Talacrest, a dealer in rare classic Ferraris and just hours after paying £130,320 for the registration '250 L' he spent almost five times as much on '25 O'. Both registrations are already destined for classic Ferraris; '25 O' will be worn by a 250 SWB once owned by Eric Clapton, while '250 L' will go on to a 1964 Ferrari Lusso. Moments after his success, Mr Collins said: "I was just determined to own them, it was just a case of how much I was going to have to pay for the privilege." Asked just how much he was prepared to pay for 25 O, Mr Collins replied: "I'm not too sure, it could possibly have been the first £1 million personalised registration!" Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations' events manager,... more... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
£518,000 for personalised plate - BT - http://home.bt.com/lifesty...
£518,000 for personalised plate - BT
"A British record sum of £518,000 including taxes and fees has been paid for a personalised registration at auction. The plate '25 O' was sold at a three-day DVLA event in Cardiff marking the 25th anniversary of the Personalised Registrations sales. The buyer, John Collins, owns Talacrest, a dealer in rare classic Ferraris and just hours after paying £130,320 for the registration '250 L' he spent almost five times as much on '25 O'. Both registrations are already destined for classic Ferraris; '25 O' will be worn by a 250 SWB once owned by Eric Clapton, while '250 L' will go on to a 1964 Ferrari Lusso. Moments after his success, Mr Collins said: "I was just determined to own them, it was just a case of how much I was going to have to pay for the privilege." Asked just how much he was prepared to pay for 25 O, Mr Collins replied: "I'm not too sure, it could possibly have been the first £1 million personalised registration!" Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations' events manager,... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
The World has truly gone mad... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
BBC NEWS | Magazine | The slow death of handwriting - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1...
"Christmas cards, shopping lists and what else? The occasions in which we write by hand are fewer and fewer, says Neil Hallows. So is the ancient art form of handwriting dying out? A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts. For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript. "When your great-great-grandchildren find that letter of yours in the attic, they'll have to take it to a specialist, an old guy at the library who would decipher the strange symbols for them," says Ms Florey, author of the newly-published Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
What's yours like? Mine is appalling... - Son of Groucho
Every so often I take the time to write notes down at work in cursive, taking care with everything I write but I tend to find that it doesn't take long before the legibility starts going downhill quickly as the speed of note-taking increases. My standard handwriting is probably only readable by me and not all the time even then. - Mark H
Mine's pretty awful but it's always been that way. I'm old enough to have had penmanship classes in grammar school and I never got an "excellent" in it. But I've been reading a lot of historical correspondence from the '20s when people wrote a lot more often and some people had terrible handwriting then, too. I've actually been wishing I had $ to hire an expert to help me read some of... more... - Spidra Webster
My handwriting is so so terrible. It used to be beautiful. I blame 9 years of note taking in university. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Me too! Nine years! I thought my seven years was excessive! - Son of Groucho
I think mine is nice. I make sure I write by hand everyday. My kids do have trouble reading it at times. I'm trying to teach them cursive, but it's daunting. - Anika
Mine is awful. - Walt Crawford
I've just asked Pete to buy me a writing book for Christmas as I need to improve my handwriting! - Marina's Godmother :-)
I love writing by hand on all the things. Journals, letters, cards. Notes for work projects. - Corinne L
Mike Nencetti
Beverly's Story http://vimeo.com/111483632 Thank you Mecklenburg Community Church @MeckChurch
Beverly's Story http://vimeo.com/111483632 Thank you Mecklenburg Community Church  @MeckChurch
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
Thank you for sharing, Mike. This is beautiful. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Beautiful video. - Son of Groucho
Absolutely beautiful. Her smile...my, oh, my. - vicster: hon. canadian
<3 - CarlC
Son of Groucho
The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Alternet - http://www.alternet.org/persona...
The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Alternet
"Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and maybe other species, like dogs, cats, birds, and whatnot. Strangely enough, however, some people act as if they just want to be miserable, and they succeed remarkably at inviting misery into their lives, even though they get little apparent benefit from it, since being miserable doesn’t help them find lovers and friends, get better jobs, make more money, or go on more interesting vacations. Why do they do this? After perusing the output of some of the finest brains in the therapy profession, I’ve come to the conclusion that misery is an art form, and the satisfaction people seem to find in it reflects the creative effort required to cultivate it. In other words, when your living conditions are stable, peaceful, and prosperous—no civil wars raging in your streets, no mass hunger, no epidemic disease, no vexation from poverty—making... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"WASHINGTON—In a 45-minute video posted on Tibetan websites Thursday, Tsuglag Rinpoche, leader of the Buddhist extremist group Kammaṭṭhāna, threatened to soon inflict a wave of peace and tranquility on the West. Speaking in front of a nondescript altar surrounded by candles, burning sticks of incense, and a small golden statue of the Buddha, Rinpoche did not specify when or where an assault of profound inner stillness would occur, but stated in no uncertain terms that the fundamentalist Buddhist cell plans to target all Western suffering. “In the name of the Great Teacher, we will stop at nothing to unleash a firestorm of empathy, compassion, and true selflessness upon the West,” said Rinpoche, adding that all enemies of a freely flowing, unfettered state of mind will be “besieged with pure, everlasting happiness.” “No city will be spared from spiritual harmony. We will bring about the end to all Western pain and anxiety, to all destructive cravings, to all greed, delusion, and... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
This was cuter a year ago, but even then... I guess the threat to the West is silly enough, though. - Eivind from Android
Still makes the point that if the World was full of atheists and Buddhists it would be a much happier place. - Son of Groucho
Well... not entirely true. Buddhists can be a pain as well: http://www.bbc.com/news... - rönin
And a lot of atheists are self admiring haters too. - ؛ patrick
I thought the "Buddhist bin Laden" front cover of Time would have put a dent in the myth. I guess they have some ways to go to catch up with the monotheisms, though. - Eivind from Android
A VERY long way! - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Buddhaimonia - The Ultimate Guide to Meditation - http://buddhaimonia.com/ultimat...
Buddhaimonia - The Ultimate Guide to Meditation
"What is meditation? Why should I meditate? Exactly how do I meditate? Isn’t it just for hippies? Learn the answers to those questions and more in this comprehensive guide." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Mind map - Wikipedia%2C the free encyclopedia - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Wikipedia article on mind mapping. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Mind Map %7C iNotes4You%27s Blog - http://inotes4you.com/tag...
Articles on mind mapping. - Son of Groucho
Lo, it has risen. - Eivind from Android
Are you a fan of mind mapping, Eivind? - Son of Groucho
I don't think so, but I was sure delicious had died :) - Eivind from Android
I actually save bookmarks onto Diigo and back them up on delicious. As you say, it doesn't seem very active! :) - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Free mind map library - Biggerplate mind maps and mind map templates %7C Biggerplate - http://www.biggerplate.com/
Mind mapping community. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Site of iThoughts: mindmapping software for iPhone, iPad and Mac - Son of Groucho
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Son of Groucho
Why Panna Cotta Is the Perfect Dessert %7C The Kitchn - http://www.thekitchn.com/why-pan...
Why Panna Cotta Is the Perfect Dessert %7C The Kitchn - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
OS X 10.10 Yosemite%3A The Ars Technica Review %7C Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/apple...
OS X 10.10 Yosemite%3A The Ars Technica Review - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography from Nikon - http://www.nikonusa.com/en...
Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography from Nikon
"Birds. They don't pose, they perch. Mostly they eat. Then they look for more to eat. They fly some, too. All of the above is from a photographer's perspective. Ornithologists will tell you a different tale, but here at Learn & Explore we have Matt McRay to talk about getting photos of members of the feathered community. Matt's images of birds appear to be rather casual, as if it were simply a matter of see the bird, photograph the bird. And in truth, some of his photos happen that way. But the majority are the result of knowledge of bird behavior and the planning and preparation that takes full advantage of that knowledge. Here's what we learned from The Matt McRay Method of Bird Photography:" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Glasgow%27s Top 10 Restaurants%3A The Best of Scotland%27s Food %26 Culture - http://theculturetrip.com/europe...
Glasgow%27s Top 10 Restaurants - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks | Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/2013...
33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks | Open Culture
"Although he died when he was only 53 years old, Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as the most literary of science fiction writers. His novel Ubik appears on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels, and Dick is the only science fiction writer to get honored in the prestigious Library of America series, a kind of pantheon of American literature. If you’re not intimately familiar with his novels, then you assuredly know major films based on Dick’s work – Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. Today, we bring you another way to get acquainted with his writing. We’re presenting a selection of Dick’s stories available for free on the web. Below we have culled together 33 short stories from our two collections, 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices and 550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. The stories, it appears, are all in the public domain." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Yeah, as one comment suggests, about that "most literary of science fiction writers"... Maybe, maybe not. Some Gene Wolfe fans (just to name one) might argue with that... - Walt Crawford
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33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books %26 Free eBooks %7C Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/2013...
33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books %26 Free eBooks %7C Open Culture - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
How to make your own bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB install drive | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/apple...
How to make your own bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB install drive | Ars Technica
"It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want an old, reliable USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you're in luck, because it's not hard to make one." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious - http://damndelicious.net/2014...
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
The age of loneliness is killing us %7C George Monbiot %7C Comment is free %7C The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
The age of loneliness is killing us - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
How to learn a language in three months %28Wired UK%29 - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazin...
How to learn a language in three months %28Wired UK%29 - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
I was 99% sure those were pterodactyls. - Anika
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... I know what you mean, Anika. Up to 7.5 feet wingspan! I think it's amazing how different they look when landing compared to flying. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween - http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespo...
23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween
23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween
oddio quella della testa la faccio in ufficio, deciso! - sooshee
this would freak most people out - Halil
Thought I might try the head in the jar thing, but would need to find a suitable jar! - Son of Groucho from iPhone
large pickle jar from a Turkish shop should do the trick - Halil from fftogo
Eivind
Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
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Happy Natal Anniversary! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Happy Happy Birthday!!! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Big Joe Silence
Thank you! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Woo! Happy birthday :-) - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Jenny! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy Birthday, Jenny Badges! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Greg "Cashmere Slim"
Happy Jenny Day!!! - Friar Will
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy day! - The First NoeLB from Android
Thank you, everyone! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Have a badass birthday! - Jim: meatvalve.
Happy birthday, Jenny. I know I'm a few hours behind here but I hope you are still having a great day. - Stephan from iPhone
Happiest Birthday Jenny! - Janet
It's Jenny Day! Yay! I hope you're having a great day! - vicster: hon. canadian
Yay! Happy, happy Jenny Day!!! I'm so glad you were born! I, and MANY others!, could not imagine a world without you. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
<3 - Alix May
Happy birthday!!!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Jenny! Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
I hope you had/have a very pleasant, happy day today, Jenny. - Glen Campbell
Happy Birthday!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy Birthday! - Son of Groucho
Happy knitty birthday, beautiful. <3 - Alix May
Happy You Day, Jenny! :D - Michael W. May
Happy birthday Lovely Libra! <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Yolanda
Thanks so much, everyone! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy bday! - imabonehead from Android
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Brent Schaus
Tusen takk, y'all! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Belated happy day to you! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
gratulerer med dagen! - Halil
Takk takk! - Jenny H. from Android
Son of Groucho
Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Books | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Books | The Guardian
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"From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Ages since I've been in Inverness: bookshop looks well worth a visit! - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Here's a wee video about Isla Contoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch... The nearest place to Paradise I've come across... - Son of Groucho
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