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t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
ok. let's try to balance this initial dread and terror reaction with some helpful reminders, shall we?
I remain employed with full benefits through October 1st. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I have access to enough money to cover a month's salary. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm a long-time member of a professional association that has a job bank and gives me access to a wide network. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I needed to update my resume anyhow. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Good positioning. Now all energy to that new job! - Eric
The volunteer work and professional networking I started this year has exposed me to opportunities here in Athens I didn't know existed. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
every so often it's helpful to find out who your real friends are, and this will be one of those times. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I have an amazing support network of friends that have helped me through bad times in the past, so I have the moral support I'll need to make some tough decisions (provided I ask for it; that's on me). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I have a Master's degree and a broad range of fairly marketable skills. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I paid off 2 credit cards so that chunk of cheddar can go elsewhere. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
job hunting expenses are tax deductible (ok, that one's a little lame, but whatever). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and you're cute as hell - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
ha, B. thanks for the chuckle. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
since I finally got my taxes filed, some money will come back from the Fed even after paying what I owe the state and the tax preparer. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I was on a roll for awhile keeping a reasonable expense budget, then I blew it with beering and dining, and now I can get back on it for better overall regardless. EDIT: ameliorating weekend blowout coming up excluded - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I've wanted/needed to get my 401k and IRA and other random accounts I've accumulated over the years organized for awhile and kept putting it off (b/c ugh) but now would be a good time to get my money house in order in general. I asked the tax guy about it and got a recommendation, so I have someone to call to help me get started sooner rather than later. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my therapist will help me through this and will likely run a tab for me if I'm unable to pay for awhile as she's done in the past. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'll be 40 in March. I am a grown-ass woman. I can handle my business. Not wanting to deal and not being able to deal are two very different things. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Looks as if there are a few training-type openings at Maritz - I figured there would be, if you want to live in St. Louis. Are you a cat person? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks Mary. I'll take a look. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
You are also a bad mamajama. Don't forget that part. - Corinne L
Steven Perez
kanrose: iammakingperfectsense: insidemymmind: Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP.... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
Aw crap, my FF background is blue too! - Heather
CONSPIRACY! - Steven Perez from Android
rönin
Taipei politician brings giant Trojan horse adorned with Chinese flag into legislative council - http://online.thatsmags.com/post...
Taipei politician brings giant Trojan horse adorned with Chinese flag into legislative council
"In this instance, of course, the horse is Chinese economic interests in Taiwan, which some believe will serve as a vehicle for the manipulation of local politics, buying out the democratic Republic of China rather than bombing it out. There wasn't any adultery, wife-stealing, anyone named Helen involved or any soldiers breaking out of the blow-up statue, which proved to be a bit anti-climatic, but we think he got his point across." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zoe had to draw her favorite things for school. Pizza, trees, rainbow, her doll, flowers, ladybug, pizza for God... http://t.co/KPxrxlp9W8
Zoe had to draw her favorite things for school. Pizza, trees, rainbow, her doll, flowers, ladybug, pizza for God... http://t.co/KPxrxlp9W8
I like her thinking - pizza makes it in twice! - Jennifer Dittrich
Three times! There's one COVERED in pepperoni. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
LOL, that's even better :D - Jennifer Dittrich
YvonneM
How do you work with someone for 6 years and not know how to say their name correctly? Also, why is Yvonne (EE-von) so hard for some people to say? ::grumble::
*fist bump* - Corinne L
Wow, rude. Like how hard is it to just listen and learn? I'll never understand that. - Jennifer Dittrich
On the other hand...why aren't I more assertive??? - YvonneM
A guy I worked with for 15 years still doesn't know my last name. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Halil
Scotney Castle - The earliest record from 1137 gives the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni. Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-80. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Scotney Castle - The earliest record from 1137 gives the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni. Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-80.
Scotney Castle - The earliest record from 1137 gives the owner of the estate as Lambert de Scoteni. Roger Ashburnham is credited with building the castle c.1378-80.
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The gardens, which are a celebrated example of the Picturesque style, are open to the public. The central feature is the ruins of a medieval, moated manor house, Scotney Old Castle, which is on an island on a small lake. The lake is surrounded by sloping, wooded gardens with fine collections of rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmia for spring colour, summer wisteria and roses, and spectacular autumn colour. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
RT @christnhipster: sin is like a bag of kale chips, though it fills you in the moment, it'll leave you empty and unsatisfied
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Lady bartender owner friend just offered to hire me on for support staff on game days for $100 a night. So moved and humbled by people's generosity with this whole mess. Just, wow.
Also, another good timin rock n roll lifestyle connect for the win. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
That's what the hell I'm talking about! Yes! Me, I'm not surprised people want you on their team :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's great. And definitely props to you for cultivating such a good network. - Spidra Webster
Right? I'm starting to think I don't even know what all is possible. I forget that how I perceive myself is often off the mark. I need to work on that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Thanks for the compliment, Starmama. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Cheers to you, Spidra. You are a constant source of inspiration. Trust. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
get it cash or byebye EI - ابوتایغر ابوالشر
How we perceive ourselves might be the single most important denominator between success and failure. If you believe it you can achieve it. - Eric Logan
So true, Eric. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Andy Bakun
The first thing you want when viewing log files is that they are truncated to fit the width of the terminal. Thanks, journald.
Andy Bakun
"The easy way and the wrong way are,… well, they are usually synonymous. Otherwise, we wouldn't have jobs." ~ @AndrewTribone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @zeldman: "We used to design ways to go to the moon. Now we design ways to not get out of bed." @monteiro #aeachi
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Also to the polite gentleman who I sat next to that works in Brooklyn. Next time in see you I might bite you. ;)
Because he didn't ask for my number! Gawd! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Johnny
Enough crankiness. Here is a good news story http://www.news.com.au/lifesty...
Enough crankiness. Here is a good news story http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/ambulance-officer-covers-parking-ticket-bill-for-grieving-woodstock-woman/story-fnixwvgh-1227037747634
AN AMBULANCE officer's kindness has overwhelmed a Victorian woman grieving the death of her mother. National Patient Transport Services officer Marc Primrose found a parking fine in the ambulance he used to help transport Rosemary Morgan’s mother Doreen from McKenna House Palliative Care in Broadmeadows to her Woodstock home on June 17. The fine belonged to Mrs Morgan, whose mum died at the family home three days later. Mr Primrose, a trainee ambulance paramedic, sensed the grief the family would have been going through and didn’t think twice about paying the $129 fine for her. - Johnny
<3 - B. LB. from Android
Steve C
One of the good parts about living in LA County is the different folks we're surrounded by. Four interviews for help with baby so far and four different nationalities. Which is what I'd expect since just our street is 30% white, 20% black, 20% hispanic, 20% asian, 5% old old people, and 5 % the strange dude who never comes out.
I wouldn't call you strange. Well, not *that* strange. - Betsy
The old old people (person?) don't have ethnic characteristics? Once the skin gets wrinkled enough it's hard to tell? - Walt Crawford
Oh, that was perfect, Betsy! :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Yes Walt once you become old old you no longer contain any elements of ethnicity, cultural background, learned values or anything else. You are just grumpy old old person. And yes Betsy I am that person :) - Steve C
Another bonus you get to interview nannies to the stars. Apparently kids are just kids so occupation of parents not a major factor. - Steve C
My friend joked that she'd never nanny "regular" kids again after finding out how many screeners industry kids got. - Andrew C (✔)
^^ LOL - Spidra Webster
B. LB.
License plate I just saw: "MZ HISSY." Ok then.
Please tell me it was on a Honda Fit. - Betsy
+1 Betsy. - Corinne L
Ha! That would have been cute! Sadly, no. - B. LB. from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I made this today: http://friendfeed.com/t-ras-j.... so when I start getting a plan together I have somewhere to put it. that counts for something.
Corinne L
Baby Jameson is scheduled to go home on Sunday! (Original post re: Jameson's birth: http://friendfeed.com/corinne...)
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Many many thanks to all of you who have prayed & sent healing, positive vibes to Jameson & his parents. I'm looking forward to watching this little guy grow up. - Corinne L
Egads ... The cute! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yay! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*happy dances* - vicster: full-bodied
Loving all the good news posts! - Janet from FFHound!
Update: Jameson goes home today! - Corinne L
That's great news! - Anne Bouey
*likes again* - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I've had "Sir Duke" going through my head most of the day because to me that's Jameson's song (he loves Stevie Wonder). Can't wait to teach him songs and tell him stories! - Corinne L
Melly
Mary B: #TeamMonique
RT @nittacci: If local police officers are on duty with their badges off, your civil rights have already been violated. #Ferguson https://twitter.com/asiaSay...
RT @nittacci: If local police officers are on duty with their badges off, your civil rights have already been violated. #Ferguson  http://t.co/BJvM0nCtpO
You may have already won...a violation of your civil rights! - Meg VMeg
Andrew C (✔)
"Funsplaining" is the action of painfully killing a joke by explaining it.
Andrew C (✔)
New Law Enforcement Robot Can Wield Excessive Force Of 5 Human Officers | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/article...
New Law Enforcement Robot Can Wield Excessive Force Of 5 Human Officers | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
From Jun 2014, because the Onion is still that good. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"After doing so, the machine is configured to automatically place a pistol on or near the disabled suspect while wirelessly corroborating fabricated details of the confrontation with any other on-scene units well ahead of a potential internal affairs investigation." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Whenever I have noodles and meatballs I run out of one or the other first, rather than a synchronized finish.
Practice! - Marie
Maybe if I put the plate or bowl on a scale, with meatballs on the side, I could regularly add a meatball to the fork as I hit noodle consumption milestones. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
"You get no bread with one meatball" - Greg GuitarBuster
I cut my meatballs into pieces with my fork so my odds improve. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The sad thing is, with the meal that inspired this tweet, I had already quartered the meatballs before starting. - Andrew C (✔)
Meat sauce is the solution. - April Russo
The Sysiphus pushing meatball up noodle hill situation. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
we has same problem with pad thai. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Anne Bouey
For ellbeecee: The pineapple survived, but the watermelon didn't. :(
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Looks like it died with a smile on its face, though. - Spidra Webster
waka waka - Betsy
poor thing. - ellbeecee from Android
@Betsy: Pac Melon - Big Joe Silence
"Feed me, Seymour!" My first thought when I saw the watermelon... :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Name that watermelon Audrey. - April Russo
thats a pacman face.. after he got its treat .. :)- - Peter Dawson
For its funeral I recommend not flushing it down the toilet. - Steve C
That watermelon is totally laughing at the pineapple's haircut. - Hookuh Tinypants
Anne Bouey
6.0 Earthquake centered a few miles away did some damage here.
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I was like "HOLY HELL!!!1!1!" until I realised the portrait photos are landscape here :) - Johnny from iPhone
Whoa. Everybody okay? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Hope y'all are ok. - Kirsten from Android
Non-human damage is doable. Glad you are okay. - Janet
Everyone is fine. Despite what the photos show, the house didn't flip over! Pics just showed up sideways. :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
When I saw the epicenter, I wondered if you guys were unscathed. Glad to hear. - Anika
Power is out so we'll see if there's damage to the house in daylight. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
that poor pineapple ;) (glad everyone is ok) - ellbeecee from Android
Glad you're okay. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe! - Kristin from iPhone
I didn't think it was that big! It woke us up, but I was thinking it was in the 4.x range. I'm glad you are okay and hope that, in the daylight, the damage isn't worse. - vicster: full-bodied
Glad you're OK. - Eric Logan
I'm glad you guys are okay. - NOT THE CRICKET
Glad you're all ok! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
But how is the beautiful deck??? Oh and the kitty? :) - Steve C
Very glad you guys are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard where it was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeesh. Felt it here in Sac so I knew it had to be a big one. Glad you're okay, Anne. - Corinne L
Just saw the news and raced to check in. I'm glad you're okay! - joey
Glad you're ok! I now understand why the previous owners of my house had baby proofing on lower AND upper cabinets. Wondering if I should put them back on... - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
^ Good idea - Stephan Planken from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Earthquake putty for display items. Can't recommend it enough <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Glad you're OK. "hugs" - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
(((( )))) ... hope you are doing OK!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Glad to hear you're OK! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Scary. I felt it all the way down here in Watsonville. - Rodfather from Android
glad you all are ok! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy to hear that no one was hurt! - Jenny H. from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @billmon1: Mr Blair told Kazakh president deaths of 14 protesters "shouldn't obscure the enormous progress" his country had made http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
RT @billmon1: Mr Blair told Kazakh president deaths of 14 protesters "shouldn't obscure the enormous progress" his country had made http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/11052965/Tony-Blair-gives-Kazakhstans-autocratic-president-tips-on-how-to-defend-a-massacre.html
Tony Blair is pretty terrible. - John (bird whisperer)
alireza6211
Marie
Elder care is hard.
Thanx, just tired. There are nachos here so everything is ok. - Marie from iPhone
it sure is. +++ on the nachos. - holly #ravingfangirl
hugs from here, too. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yes indeed - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yes. - Galadriel C. from Android
it is very hard i wish many nachos in your future - Steve C
It is. Glad for nachos. - Jen
*hugs* I'm glad you have the nachos. Elder care is very difficult. It is exhausting physically and emotionally. - vicster: full-bodied
It really is - maʀtha
{{hugs}} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen Mack
You know what triggers my latent OCD sometimes? The fact that September, October, November and December are not the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months.
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Image: Matinée de Septembre (or September Morn), a painting by the French artist Paul Émile Chabas (1869–1937). "Painted over three summers ending in 1912, it became famous when it provoked a scandal in the USA." Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Ultimately, the painting would be labelled as kitsch by critics who thought it lacking in interesting artistic features: contrast, coordinated lines, and a worthy subject." Ouch! - Brian Johns
Sparky: Yeah, critics are mean! - Stephen Mack
And I have always liked this painting, kitschy or not. - Stephen Mack
But! Back to month names. - Stephen Mack
How do we fix this? Well, the easiest fix would be to remove the two months added latest, January and February. And then stick them at the end of the year. So we'd essentially shift every month down two spots. - Stephen Mack
But I actually think "May" is a terrible name for a month. If you buy that "June" is named after the Latin word "iuniores" (young men; juniors) and that May is named after the Latin word "maiores" (grown men; majors) then we have two months dedicated to young and old men. (Via http://www.pantheon.org/miscell... .) No one needs that. So we should remove those two, shift the rest up two, and then come up with two new month names for the 11th and 12th months. - Stephen Mack
I am therefore hereby calling for submissions for new month names. - Stephen Mack
(Note that "June" is typically described as being named after the goddess Juno. e.g.http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki...) - Stephen Mack
"Stupid Smarch weather." - Victor Ganata
We could always just go back to the old Roman calendar of 10 months plus 60 days of Winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). :D #WinterIsComing #decimalization #metricization - Victor Ganata
Thinking about this more, I think it would probably just be easier to rename September, October, November, and December to things that aren't numerical. Problem solved! - Victor Ganata
If 9=Septem, 10=Octo, 11=Novem, 12=Decem bothers you, can you imagine how people must've been really irritated by the fact that New Year's Day was March 25th? - Victor Ganata
Can you imagine if we still had a month called Sextilis? #iam12 - Victor Ganata
^ I think we need that month again. - Stephen Mack
Sextilis, nine months later, Natalis ;) - Pete
Or remove the vanity months of July and August, whose names were changed after January & February were added. - Cristo
nowadays we no longer need the calendar to know when to sow, I wonder how it could be a 400-days-long year, with ten months, each with four ten-days weeks, with three day of festivity per week - mario leone
Mario, why a 400 day year? Don't we still need it to be 365.3? Or do you want the seasons to shift? - Stephen Mack
I think we don't, seasons may shift, they would shift without the leap years - mario leone
But we have leap years just so the seasons don't shift! I'm all for decimalization, but I think a basic requirement of an annual calendar is that it should actually align to the period of time it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. - Stephen Mack
Proposal: 10 "months", each with 6 weeks of 6 days, (so "month" = 36 days), with 5.3 days of 'bonus' time between the 'end' of a year and the 'start' of the next. Days are still 24 hours of course. 'Bonus' time may or may not be used as in the 'Purge' movies. :) - Ken Gidley
Metric time: 1 year = 10 months, 1 month = 10 weeks, 1 week = 10 days, 1 day = 10 hours, 1 hour = 100 minutes, 1 minute = 100 seconds, with seconds redefined appropriately :D Screw solstices, the moon, and sunrises and sunsets! - Victor Ganata
So THAT'S how The Purge got started! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And that's the news on Quintidi, Fructidor the 5th, 221. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Somewhat similar to Victor's proposal, but slightly different. The fixed time units are days and years, which correspond to the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun. I'll explain more in another post: http://friendfeed.com/cristob... - Cristo
I swear that I heard this conversation just the other day in the office. - NOT THE CRICKET
holly #ravingfangirl
Steven Perez
I'd forgotten how much I hate commercials.
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