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Nellie Oleson
OH MY GOD I'M FINNA GRADUATE. It feels like this journey has taken forever, but all of it is worth it, and I wouldn't trade any part of it for the world. I don't even know how I'm going to pay for summer session, but I can't let that stop me from registering, and I won't.
I am so fucking proud of myself for sticking with it. It has been hard, and sometimes I have wanted to be like fuck it, but I am going to be graduating with honors, so there's that. - Nellie Oleson
So awesome - many, many congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks, Jenn! <3 - Nellie Oleson
Congrats! - Anne Bouey
Thank you, Anne! - Nellie Oleson
Congratulations :-) you should be proud :-) - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations. I'm so proud of you, Momo! - Tamara J. B.
Look at you, doing the damn thing! Congratulations! - Corinne L
awesome, total domination. - Steve C, Team Marina from Android
Way to go! - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
WAY TO GO, MO! - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Congratulations, Momo! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Jessie
Boom! that is badass! cheers to you! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Thank you so much, Ffriends. You all have been a huge part of this journey for me, and I am so humbled by that. Thank you for cheering me on and supporting me along the way! - Nellie Oleson
So damn awesome. Proud of you too, M. All of us are. - Micah from FFHound!
YES! Congratulations! - Mo Kargas
Congratulations! - Stephan from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
one day i will not giggle when graze sends me the "Holly, how do you like your box?" email. today is not that day.
Well? How DO you like your box? - WebGoddess
it's a nice mix of sweet and salty. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
*gigglesnort* - WebGoddess
._. - Micah
Elvis Costello on Sesame Street!! #fb
Nellie Oleson
RT @itsthebauce: The new McNoFucks RT@_youhadonejob McDonald's you had one job
RT @itsthebauce: The new McNoFucks RT@_youhadonejob McDonald's you had one job
Andrew C (✔)
Photos of San Francisco's Gorgeous as F*ck Weekend Sunset - The Bold Italic - San Francisco -
Photos of San Francisco's Gorgeous as F*ck Weekend Sunset - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
laura x
EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection » Blog Archive FIFTY SHADES Meets … TV? - EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection -
EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection » Blog Archive FIFTY SHADES Meets … TV? - EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection
"On the heels of the massive success of Fifty Shades of Grey at the box office and the book’s return to bestseller lists, comes news that Anne Rice’s 1980s BDSM trilogy might become a television series. The company behind Lifetime’s Devious Maids has bought the TV rights to Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy (Plume. 2012; OverDrive Sample), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rice will executive produce with Rachel Winter (who was nominated for an Oscar for her work on Dallas Buyers Club)." - laura x from Bookmarklet
*blink*. *blink blink*. - WebGoddess
I'm still boggling over how there's now a 4th book in the trilogy. - Katy S from iPhone
she's following piers anthony method for counting? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Or the Douglas Adams method. - laura x
It seems to be happening more and more frequently. - Katy S from iPhone
Well, Tolkien resented having his book broken up into a trilogy, and I suppose ever since then people have resented having to write them. - laura x
The 14 volume Wheel of Time trilogy stands head and shoulders above most other trilogies - Aaron the Librarian
To say nothing of the Discworld trilogy... - Walt Crawford
Must admit I might expect better from EarlyWord: I would not have thought that The Nerdist was "Long controversial and frequently challenged in libraries" but that's what the article says, at least read in my version of English. I might have thought that Rice's books had that status. - Walt Crawford
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @patkiernan: Canada to 'Star Trek fans: Please stop 'Spocking' $5 bills #picks
RT @patkiernan: Canada to 'Star Trek fans: Please stop 'Spocking' $5 bills #picks
RIP great Mr. Spock :| - آریــوبرزن
Nellie Oleson
I've ruined Pete. He's a master at dirty tweets and subtweets. His life will never be the same.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @benjaminjs: .@katyperry is selling a shark onesie for people who like to be at least 1 month behind what everyone's talking about
RT @benjaminjs: .@katyperry is selling a shark onesie for people who like to be at least 1 month behind what everyone's talking about
Or 7-8 months ahead on their Halloween planning. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ohh looks like it comes with extra camel toe for no additional charge. Score! - Steve C, Team Marina
Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help - -
Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help -
"Martha Furie stormed into the room and huffily sat down in a chair. “Well, you know, I’ve been working really hard, studying Lyme disease,” she said, her voice tinged with disdain, to the woman sitting in the next chair. “It’s been a long process. It’s hard to talk about it.” The other woman, Bernadette Holdener, was somewhat befuddled. ”How does it make you feel?” she asked. “Lyme disease?” Dr. Furie sneered. “It can have all sorts of bad things.” The two were participating in an improvisational acting exercise a couple of Fridays ago. But they are not aspiring actresses or comedians. Dr. Furie is a professor of pathology at Stony Brook University, Dr. Holdener a professor of biochemistry and cell biology. “Anyone have any inkling what is going on?” asked one of the instructors for the session — Alan Alda, the actor who played Hawkeye in the television series “M*A*S*H” more than three decades ago. The exercise, called “Who am I?,” challenges one of the participants — Dr. Furie, in... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Mr. Alda has long held a deep interest in science. In the 1990s, he collaborated on “QED,” a play about the physicist Richard Feynman, with Mr. Alda playing Dr. Feynman. He also hosted 11 seasons of the PBS program “Scientific American Frontiers.” In interviews with hundreds of scientists, he found that he could draw out engaging explanations. ”I didn’t go in with a list of questions,”... more... - Jessie
"In 2013, the Stony Brook program was officially named the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Howard Schneider, the dean of the journalism school, said science departments were initially skeptical, with many thinking improv would be a distraction. That has changed. Two graduate programs now require students to take the center’s classes. All medical school students receive 10... more... - Jessie
Meg VMeg
Do they have people in your city who will saw apart your couch, then reassemble it for you, because it won't fit up the stairs to your apartment?
PIVOT. - Kristin
+1 Kristin - Corinne L
+1 Kristin. - bentley
hahahahaha - Meg VMeg
I just texted a bunch of folks to find out if people do this in my sister's new city (her couch is too big). It's fairly common here, but I assume the question sounds totally insane anywhere else. - Meg VMeg
I have never heard of such a thing. - laura x from iPhone
Oh... Kristin won. - Micah from iPhone
But back to the couch. Wow, have never heard of a professional couch-sawing and reconstitution service ever. - Micah from iPhone
More proof that NYC is a mysterious place where the improbable becomes normal. - lris from Android
we had it in Montreal for sure - spiral outdoor staircases and narrow hallways everywhere. - jambina from iPhone
When you said "saw apart your couch," I was picturing them sawing it straight down the middle. :-) - bentley
Agreed, bentley. I've never heard of such a thing, so I was picturing someone actually coming with a saw & cutting your sofa in half. Also, I'm confused. Since when are Wisconsin & Illinois considered part of the NY "tri-state area"? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I have never heard of this... fascinating. - Hedgehog
in some places it's part of moving services I think. Baltimore definitely had movers with serious furniture tetris skills, where the rowhouses are so narrow it's almost absurd. I heard tell of them removing entire bay windows from the front of the house to pass furniture through, then putting the window back in and that didn't seem weird to anyone. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
8-Year-Old Calls Out "Shithole" Editor for Cutting Cartoons from Paper -
8-Year-Old Calls Out "Shithole" Editor for Cutting Cartoons from Paper
""I want back these comics, now!" demanded an impressively profane 8-year-old in a voicemail left for Herald-Times editor Bob Zaltsberg this Sunday after he replaced 13 different strips. Other highlights of the tape: The reader offering to give Zaltsberg all his money, chanting,"Ya jerks. Ya jerks, ya jerks, ya jerks," and a just-audible warning from the boy's mother, "Don't threaten." According to Zaltsberg, the replaced comics were the result of failed negotiations after the paper's publisher reduced their cartoon budget." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
""I thought it was a very funny thing," the editor told Jim Romensko, "but still an 8-year-old calling me a shithole isn't that pleasant."" - Jessie
Kids: they're so good for your ego.
Kids: they're so good for your ego.
Maybe her mummy is a carrot? =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Shannon - GlassMistress
I met a friend for a drink last night and when I arrived I dumped these beads on the bar. She looked at me like I'd lost my mind and I couldn't figure out why. Finally she said ... "You bought three of them!!!???" Considering the original artist's bead auctioned for $226 and she know's we are tight on money I can see why she thought I'd lost it.
Helluva compliment though :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
They look AMAZING!!! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
That's So CAJ!
21 Things You've Never Seen Before In Your Life -
21 Things You've Never Seen Before In Your Life
"NOT ANYMORE! Unless you have." - That's So CAJ! from Bookmarklet
Animated GIFs ahead! BTW, #20 suggests you can turn cats off. Weird. - That's So CAJ!
Does Buzzfeed really think the Obama skateboarding one is real? (I'm sure there are other fakes in here too.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That said, #1 is amazing. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yeah, I wondered what they were thinking about including the obvious fakes. Oh well, most were true and interesting. :) - That's So CAJ!
What do doctors say to 'alternative therapists' when a patient dies? Nothing. We never talk | Ranjana Srivastava
What do doctors say to 'alternative therapists' when a patient dies? Nothing. We never talk | Ranjana Srivastava
that is super sad we can get integrative medicine. - Beti
I suspect it's hard to strike up a fruitful conversation with a bloodsucking charlatan. - Eivind
The Other Yvonne
holly #ravingfangirl
hahaha going through my email and discovered that i totally blanked out on a run i had signed up for yesterday. #whoopsiedoodle
Michael W. May
So, my nephew, who is pre-enlisted in the Marines for after college and is a devout Christian, reblogged this over on FB. I felt the undeniable need to respond and did so with this:
1. Torture does not work. The DoD, CIA, and FBI themselves admit this. It has been proven time and again by those agencies and others. - Michael W. May
2. Enemy Combatants, legally known as unlawful combatants, while not subject to the Geneva Convention and treatment of POWs, are entitled to lawful treatment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. As a fighting force, our code of conduct declares we are better than that. - Michael W. May
3. On 18 April 1988, the United States of America signed the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture). On 21 October 1994, we radified it. As a nation, before the eyes of the world, we declared we are better than that. - Michael W. May
4. 657 of the 779 detainees imprisoned at Gantonimo since 2002 have been released. In other words, 92% of those we held indefinitely and tortured we had insufficient evidence to formally charge and bring before a military tribunal. Oops. - Michael W. May
5. As of January, 54 more of those 122 currently held are awaiting release, determined to also have insufficient evidence of guilt. We are still holding people against their will whom we cannot even bring formal charges against, people who may have been tortured. - Michael W. May
6. Christian religions, as well as all other prominent religions, teach love, forgiveness, patience, kindness, and hold high truth. Jesus never preached simulated drowning or deprivation of sleep against ones enemies. He washed their feet. He said to love others as you would yourself, to offer the other cheek when struck, and that what we do to others, we do to Him. - Michael W. May
7. We are better than this. - Michael W. May
It obviously really irked me. - Michael W. May
I made the mistake of clicking through to the OP and the comments made me ill. (will I ever learn?) I hope your nephew reads your words and heeds them. We don't need people joining the military who think like this. My heart sinks at the thought of men and women joining the military with these kinds of ideas in their heads. That's not what it should be about at all. - Hookuh Tinypants
Thank you, Michael. Great info... I saw a post like that and avoided it on my timeline. Feeling compelled to post these points that direction. - SAM
Nicely done. - Melly
Feel free to use liberally. I was adding links to each point, but they are each so easily searched, I figured it was up to detractors to prove them wrong. - Michael W. May
Posted to weird uncle's post on Fb. Thank you, sir. - SAM
After he replied with a 'doesn't mean I believe all of it' and I asked him to clarify what part he did believe, nephew deleted his repost without further comment. I am hoping it was because he seriously started to think. - Michael W. May
Steve C, Team Marina
Two ER trips for the boy yesterday. Neither of us parentals have ever gone to one it's eye opening what a big city ER looks like at 2am. Boy turned corner today on virus of doom. So hopefully no more trips for long time. I don't know how Adam and Tamara survived all the trips in Marina's first year.
*hug* I'm sorry. That sounds very stressful - Soup in a TARDIS
Ooof. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, but glad to hear he appears to be on the mend. - Jennifer Dittrich
*hugs* I'm so glad Jeffrey is on the mend. ER visits are never fun. I'm just glad that he didn't have to be admitted! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
How scary. I hope he's gets better soon. - Anika
Hugs - Janet from FFHound!
Poor wee one. :( - Alix May
Aw, man. I'm sorry to hear that and hope he recovers soon. - Spidra Webster
I'm glad Baby Boy is on the mend, but am sorry it took trips to the ER to get him back on the right track. *hugs* - Half Pint
Dude, sounds rough. :( - Marie
Gahhh - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How awful. Glad he seems to be on the mend. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Mark H
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are -
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are
"The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 33 and 39 colors: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat." - Mark H
Tested; wife could see 24 colours, I could see 35. - Mark H
36 colours, and it's true. I HATE YELLOW! :D - Deli Bedri from iPhone
39, but I actually do like yellow (I just look terrible in most yellow/orange, so I don't wear it.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I will admit that the yellow band is the one where I see the least variance - I know there are probably additional different shades, but don't distinguish as many. The blues? All over that. - Jennifer Dittrich
Here is another similar test interesting to do and it tells you what range you have trouble with. A low score it good. I got a 4 and my poor range is in the greens which surprised me. I would have guessed the reds. - Shannon - GlassMistress
^ Eek Shannon, this one is hurting my head! - Marina's Godmother :-)
i saw 38. - grizabella
I bet everyone's 4chromat ^^ - Alice Cooper
Interesting but not true. 3 cone enough to count 16 millions (2^24) colours. - ParaBellum from Android
Most People have 4 cones. 1 for grey, 1 for blue, 1 for green and 1 for red. Some people's red and Green cones mixed, so they can not recognize red and green. - ParaBellum from Android
37. By the way yellow is my favourite colour:) - mina_sydney from iPhone
33. Not a fan of yellow for clothing, but I do have yellow items in my kitchen and a few other places. Orange, on the other hand...ew. ETA: viewed the spectrum again on my tablet & got 39. Hmm. - Corinne L
My understanding is that you see greys with rods, color with cones. (Interesting: Wikipedia's article doesn't include a mention of a fourth cone variety, and since Wikipedia's always right...) [36, for what it's worth, and my wife says I have lousy color discrimination. No yellow in my wardrobe; that's for flowers.] - Walt Crawford
36, though since we can infer where a different color would be I'm not sure how accurate that is. - Todd Hoff
I saw about 37 bands, but "Professor" Diana Derval is an expert in "neuromarketing", aka "marketing". It's worth nothing that even though it's a PNG, there's what looks like JPG compression artifacts which introduce additional, unintended colors about a pixel wide. </grump> - Andrew C (✔)
Then again, she may have uploaded it as a PNG and LinkedIn's crappy CMS auto-converted it to a JPG, since the filename is "png" but it's actually a JPG anyways. - Andrew C (✔)
36. And that yellow is awfully bright. - bentley
BTW, wikipedia says maybe 2-3% of the population are tetrachromats, not 25%. </continued-grump> - Andrew C (✔)
2%, 25%... close enough, right? :P - Jennifer Dittrich
I see about 34, and I hate yellow! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
38, but I love yellow. - Heather
I'm sorry but some of you have been had: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"some of you have been had" -- I think you mean we've been neuromarketed. - Andrew C (✔)
I figure any of this stuff is likely to be in the same bucket with the "learn your Meyers-Briggs Horoscope in 4 questions" and "Your IQ: BEST TEST EVER" tests. - Jennifer Dittrich
39? I wear grey. It's soothing. - Meg VMeg
39 shades of grey? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew, are you neuromarketing me right now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Book me as a headlining speaker to find out! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Jennifer+++ - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey man, don't harsh my superiority buzz. - Meg VMeg
RT @chuckwendig: That e-cig commercial with Steven Dorff makes e-cigs look like something meth-hobos do in TRON.
RT @chuckwendig: That e-cig commercial with Steven Dorff makes e-cigs look like something meth-hobos do in TRON.
Yep - Marie
RT @canberratimes: Spider v snake: rare sighting of redback spider catching, poisoning snake
RT @canberratimes: Spider v snake: rare sighting of redback spider catching, poisoning snake
As a friend on FB said, "Australia is a world of NOPE". - Spidra Webster
People need to learn that Australia is simply a weapons testing ground for various life forms - Mo Kargas
Rare sighting... EXCEPT HERE IN 'STRALIA! - Micah from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
If I ever die, please have total strangers harass my friends for not grieving appropriately.
If? - Anika
I think Andrew just outed himself as a vampire. - Victor Ganata
Well, I mean, I guess my eventual death is inevitable, but I'm not planning on it. - Andrew C (✔)
Also, please, no wooden stakes. It's gauche. - Andrew C (✔)
Check, no stakes. *checks holy water stash* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Jason Toney
The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town
The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town
In the 1940s, Vanport, Ore. was the center of a booming World War II-era shipyard industry, quickly becoming the second largest city in the state. But both its origin, and its destruction, came about thanks to the racially discriminatory housing practices of neighboring Portland across the river. As the Smithsonian's Natasha Geiling reports, Oregon's history of racism (it was illegal... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Washington and Oregon, the two west coast whitewashed states no one mentions when talking of the racism problems in US. It hasn't been just the south people. - Steve C, Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
Has anyone ever written a plausible theory for how all the animals on the Na'vi planet evolved the brain connection system?
Their evolution was influenced by Unexplainium. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Maybe the brain connection system is from an ancient common ancestor. - Heather
Of course there is a wiki about Avatar, and this reminded me -- I'd completely forgotten -- that the system even allowed Na'vi-to-plant mindmelds: - Andrew C (✔)
There's a post on the SAHM Facebook page about freezing sandwiches for school lunches, and it has over 600 comments on it, mostly because people are freaking out about how horrible, lazy and disgusting it is.
One woman admitted she throws out at least half of each loaf of bread she buys because she can't eat anything less than fresh. I cannot fathom that amount of waste. - Melly
how is planning ahead and not wasting money lazy? - ellbeecee
I have no idea! - Melly
Frozen sandwiches work perfectly in the Queensland climate this time of year, too. Most classrooms don't have a fridge and cooler bricks only do so much. Throw a frozen sandwich in your lunch box in the morning and it's perfect by lunch time. I don't freeze sandwiches much but I freeze muffins and cake etc all the time. - Melly
I feel bad enough throwing out food that has spoiled because I didn't get around to using/eating it in time. I can't imagine throwing out something perfectly edible just because it wasn't "fresh". - Melly
I mean, my mother pre-made and froze sandwiches when I was little, and we clearly survived. I didn't like butter on them as a spread, but I still ate them because that was what was for lunch. I don't do it now because I don't take sandwiches for lunch. - ellbeecee
and yes, freezing can dry bread out.still edible. toast it. (thinking about waste like this makes me grumpy :) ) - ellbeecee
It's not to everyone's taste, but in that case I think one can just not do it rather than bag out someone who does. I can't stop laughing. I'm just... REALLY??! This is that important to argue about? - Melly
Let's debate something that's actually important. Like which way the toilet roll goes. - Melly
over the top. :p (though actually, being me I never put it on the holder anyway. I mean, I"m just going ot use it and have to replace it, I never have guests over, and most importantly, the holder is just a smidge too far away in my apartment to reach easily. So where I put it makes more sense, to me anyway :) - ellbeecee
I often leave it on the top too... and then blame someone else for not putting it on. - Melly
WAIT. My husband is on FF.. - Melly
I ALWAYS put the new toilet roll on the holder and NEVER sit it on top of the empty one. EVER. - Melly
I don't care if the roll is put on over/under, on top of an empty roll, on the floor, wherever. For sake of all that is holy, AT LEAST PUT A ROLL SOMEWHERE WHEN IT RUNS OUT. - That's So CAJ!
*high five* - Melly
Meanwhile I'm sitting here finding lots of things to do to prepare for work tomorrow when I should be making Josiah's lunch and heading to bed. I need to start freezing some damn sandwiches! - Melly
Freezing sandwiches sounds really gross. Then again, I'm firmly against cold sandwiches. I guess if the heat's going to thaw it, but then that sounds like the kid will have soggy veggies/bread, which is also gross. - Anika
I freeze bread all of the time, but I never thought to freeze a sandwich. I like good bread but I can't eat a loaf fast enough for it to not go bad. I do make my sandwiches the night before work (pulling a couple slices of bread out of the freezer) and put them in the fridge. They probably think that's horrible, too. - Katy S from iPhone
Anika, they are no more soggy than any other sandwich when they defrost. Obviously you wouldn't freeze them if they have ingredients that don't freeze well (eg lettuce). But frozen bread doesn't go soggy as it defrosts. My kids don't really have a choice with regards to sandwich temperature anyway - lunches are stored in a fridge at Em's daycare and Josiah has a cold pack in his lunch box (otherwise by lunch his cheese is gross). - Melly from iPhone
Katy, I shop weekly. I get four loaves of bread, three of which go straight in the freezer. I honestly can't tell the difference between a sandwich made with fresh bread or one made with defrosted. Never had a problem with dryness or freezer burn either. - Melly from iPhone
Yeah. Obviously there's a difference between fresh-out-of-the-oven bread and bread from the freezer, but unless it's been in there a very long time, I haven't noticed it drying out. At least, it doesn't dry out any faster than the bread going bad on my counter. It takes me awhile to get through a loaf of bread, but it's not so long that it would get freezer burn. - Katy S
Since some of you moved on to an important topic: Thanks to two household cats, the only time TP is ever on the roller is if guests are over, since otherwise it would mostly be on the floor totally unrolled. (As for freezing breadstuff: Of course, if that's what's needed to not waste food.) - Walt Crawford
If you don't waste and buy more, you must hate 'Merica. - Michael W. May
It's not even about a frozen sandwich, really. It's more "If you give your kids a frozen sandwich, you are a lazy horrible mother who doesn't care enough." And the one-upping! - Melly from iPhone
"I get up 10 minutes earlier to make them fresh each day." - Melly from iPhone
"I cook something different each day." - Melly from iPhone
"I get up two or three hours earlier than them and cook them a hot breakfast every day as well." - Melly from iPhone
"I don't sleep, I'm too busy harvesting crops and grinding wheat so my kids can have a fresh load of bread every hour." - Melly from iPhone
Do any of their husbands ever toil away to make lunch for the kids? (Note: my dad made and packed our lunches when I was a kid while my mom was out at the barn taking care of the horses in the morning) - Katy S
I think a mother who has taken the time to freeze sandwiches when she has a spare moment in her busy weekly schedule so that her child has a homemade lunch to take to school with them every day is a far better one than a mother who just shoves money in their kid's hand and puts them at the mercy of the school lunch system, or whatever vending machines or shops the child might encounter along the way. - Hookuh Tinypants
And I always put my bread directly in the freezer when I buy it or bake it because nobody in this house goes through enough bread to warrant risking it going moldy sitting in the breadbox. I hate wasting food, so the freezer it is. Never tastes any different than fresh unless you leave it in there for months. And I make my own Uncrustables for my pre-race food. They hold up well and I've never had a frozen or even refrigerated sandwich go soggy. Not unless additional moisture is introduced. - Hookuh Tinypants
I've never really been a fan of frozen/thawed sandwiches, but we do keep our loaves of bread in the fridge. I buy half-loaves of bread for my own sandwiches each week (which makes 4 sandwiches - perfect for the 4 days I'm home each week), and whole loaves for the kidlet's lunch (which generally lasts 1-2 weeks, depending on how many extra sandwiches she eats (dinner, weekends, etc.).... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I never froze sandwiches, but I did store my daughter's beverages in the freezer. During winter I had to take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge the night before, so it would be defrosted enough to drink by lunch time. In warmer months it went straight from the freezer into her lunch box. She loved having a can of "slushie" packed with her lunches, and it was much more... more... - April Russo
Oh, look...I am the worst mom! I don't make my kid's lunches at all. If they don't make a lunch, they eat whatever is served at school. - Anika
Shock horror Anika!!!! How do you live with yourself??! - Melly from iPhone
Frolicking. Lots of frolicking. - Anika from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
Confession: I just had to try making a black and white tree bead. It's a stolen concept but I couldn't resist
*adds more beads to wishlist* - Hookuh Tinypants
Great artists steal :-) - Todd Hoff
I couldn't help it .. I just couldn't ....but I'm thinking the judge isn't gonna buy that. I don't know if I can sell these in good conscious or not. I certainly wouldn't sell them anywhere that was in direct competition with the original maker. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Those are lovely. - SAM
Here's the original and its a gazillion times lovlier - Shannon - GlassMistress
omg, I want one!! are they on your etsy? (I like your shapes better) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Really nice S! - VALZONE#NEWHIP
Stephanie I haven't posted them anywhere. I'm on the fence whether selling them is really ethical or not ... in the same breath I want to make more of them because I enjoyed the challenge. - Shannon - GlassMistress
lovely! - ~Courtney F
Can you contact the person you got the idea from, and ask their blessing to sell yours? - Jenica
Do you have a e-newsletter that you send out to regular customers with updates on your bead show appearances, new beads, special deals/Etsy coupon codes, etc.? This may be an item that your regulars would be interested in purchasing privately. - Corinne L
^ This. I mean, even if you feel like this is something you can't publicly sell, believe us when we say we love it and would totally buy (but keep it on the DL) your awesome beads. Honestly, I think that taking inspiration from someone's design and then working it to be your own style isn't unethical at all. Art begets art. You could do a whole series of these with different ginko leaves, maple leaves, owls, animal paw prints, etc. I would kill for a bead like this of a giant redwood. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
If you were directly copying, I could see not competing, but yours are different. (I like them better.) I think it's fine to sell them wherever, lots of people take inspiration from others. - Heather
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