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t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Praises be for this meatball sub and this beer right now.
And all of the overheard conversations right now are priceless. Seafoam and teal are totally different y'all, totally different. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Elsewhere younger guy is giving older guy a hard time for not liking metal, then older guy gives it back bc kid doesn't know who Johnny Winter is. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
In another corner, someone not present is described as 'he used to look like Steve Carrell.' - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Now there's a debate going on outside about whether Uber is a good thing. For the record, it is a great thing for this town, IMHO. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
RT @sarahfrier: Google's Megan Smith is said to be top candidate for U.S. CTO role -- breaking by @bradstone @brianwomack
Andrew C (✔)
Seattle meetup next week? Either at Bumbershoot or daytime in Tuesday after Labor Day.
I might be able to, I'll check what else I've got going on :D - Jennifer Dittrich
bump! - Andrew C (✔)
I'd love to if scheduling works; I won't be at Bumbershoot but depending on parking I can get somewhere nearby. Tuesday would have to be in the evening if you're still around! - joey
I'm flying out Tuesday evening, sorry! - Andrew C (✔)
Okay, maybe Sunday or Monday, then! - joey
I may be getting too old for some of the last shows of the night anyways. =P - Andrew C (✔)
Awesome, hopefully I'll have a weekend. My former sketch group is performing at Bumbershoot this year! - joey
Last bump? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Oh, shoot - I'm booked solid at work tomorrow. It was a bit of surprise on Friday, and I forgot to update. I wish I weren't so far away :/ - Jennifer Dittrich
S'okay. I'll probably visit again. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
True, but I hate that I dropped the ball! Stupid work :P - Jennifer Dittrich
L to tha B
Victor Ganata
Prescriptivist grammar seems like such a weird hill to try to die on, although less weird when coupled with anti-blackness and/or anti-immigrant sentiment.
Victor Ganata
Honestly, I know this is fucked up and exclusionary, but I'm not sure the typical gamer's complaints about people interested in social justice should warrant consideration. It's unclear that they're actually competent and have capacity.
For me, that's a dangerous line of thought, because it becomes too easy to not see those tendencies in people you know and mostly consider 'normal.' - Jennifer Dittrich
I dunno, the more I read some self-identified gamers' bullshit, the more I think they might seriously warrant psychological evaluation, TBH. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I just worry that it reverses - well, they weren't actually wearing white hoods and burning crosses, so it isn't /rea/ racism sort of thing. Another way to dismiss the stuff that happens every day while holding up a couple of token people who are disturbed as the root of the problem. - Jennifer Dittrich
I also feel like it gives people with mental health concerns the burden of concern, when many of the bad actors are people who are likely just horrible people. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ah, I think I see what you mean. They might not be totally insane and holdable, but they're still raging misogynists/racists/homophobes - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Victor Ganata
I finally just started reading *The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao* even though my sister got it for me for my birthday almost two years ago.
The occasional interspersal of Dominican Spanish slang with Sindarin is cracking me up. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Unsurprisingly, I'm relating a lot to the title character's adolescence. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Thinking again about Junot Diaz's thesis that people-of-color in the U.S. *are* science fictional in of themselves. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The U.S. is advertised as utopia (exceptionalism FTW!) but of course all utopias are dystopias under the surface. And the lives of the children of immigrants are Campbellian archetypes. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I know that each colonized country has it's own specific twisted history, but I can't help s/Trujillo/Marcos/ while reading it. The U.S. has backed a lot of dictators. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I didn't know much about the DR until I started reading this book. I certainly didn't know anything about the Trujillo dictatorship. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The list of concurrent U.S.-backed Caribbean and Central/South American dictators in the Wikipedia post on Trujillo is instructive - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Heh, Wikipedia has a convenient list of all the dictators we've supported - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"…the Dictatingest Dictator who ever Dictated." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I prefer twang to tang. - Julian
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've been 69 years old for an hour now, and I can't say I feel any different. Betcha 70 will be a bump.
Happy birthday, m9m! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, love! - Alix May
happy birthday - chaz2b
Happy birthday, Jain! - Anika
Happy 69! - Eivind
Happy birthday!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday! As my grandfather would say, "You are not over Fool's Hill yet." - Corinne L
Happy birthday - Eric from iPhone
Happy Birthday. - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! 69 is the new 48. - Janet
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Betsy
Happy birthday! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
happy birthday!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! As I'm acutely aware (being 13 days younger than you), 70--really 70.5--is when you have to make some 401(k)/403(b) decisions... 69 is a grace year. - Walt Crawford
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Have a wonderful birthday! - L to tha B from Android
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh my- what a good day. Kids took me to Lebanese Taverna for a late lunch of samplers of Everything Vegetarian and a Mojito. The waitress treated me to a free dessert of baclava and pistachio ice cream. And then there were presents! A sweater knit with an owl design, a blue&white Chinese glass ornament, the world's cutest hedgehog made of sticks, and "Letters of Note." Thanks everyone for your good wishes! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Walt, tell me about this! I will be 62 when my husband turns 70. Because of the age difference I will be early retirement at 59, 58 if I can hoard enough to pay my health insurance. If he must take the test of his pensions I may need to rethink the plan. - Janet from FFHound!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Shannon - GlassMistress
Emma's newest place to hide from the dreaded thunder. I have no idea how she turns around!
Camouflage! - Katy S
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Today was a great day y'all. Played my first bike polo game and scored a goal even though I don't have control of the bike or the mallet yet. Then an awesome lady friend took me to dinner and offered me the spare room in her house by saying 'you're not going to need it, but if you do it's yours'. I continue to be humbled by the care and concern...
people have shown me. It is truly affirming. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
And who knew there was a sport I might actually enjoy and be decent at? The Universe never fails to surprise me with her shenanigans. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Also that feeling when you're physically tired from fun and then get to rest. Soooo delicious. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
You missed Dragoncon again actually we both did, but you really need to go.sincerely your friend AKA me. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
You're right, Eric. I really need to get there one year. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
What was the first concert you every went know mine was the Beatles......go
Peter, Paul, and Mary - Greg GuitarBuster
First without my parents was Funk on the Green, Parliament Funkadelic, One Way, Bootsy Collins...1978. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Depends on how you define "concert". Does this include the local band who plays in a bar? A show at a county fair that you see with fair admission, but you don't really care about the band? Where you pay to actually see the band? - Joe
My dad took me and a friend to see Styx on the Mr. Roboto tour. \m/ - Steele Lawman
The Kingston Trio in 1960. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Blood, Sweat,and Tears with my parents. U2 with The Pixies opening as my choice. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Huey Lewis and the News (with parents, since I was in the 4th grade, but at my insistence), first show without parents was They Might Be Giants - Meg VMeg
Fobia, a Mexican rock band. :) Late 90s, I think. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Midnight Oil. - Bren from iPhone
The Pixies, around 1988 - Pete : Team Marina
Aerosmith 1975 - Hershey, Pa - Janet from FFHound!
They Might Be Giants - Steve C Team Marina
Billy Joel, The Bridge tour, '87 I think. I was 11 or 12. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
My choice, Simple MInds, '85. Got in my first accident on the way home in the wee hours. As a kid, the parents took us to many country, bluegrass, rockabilly shows. I don't recall the first, but I saw Willie and Johnny and June a few times back then. - Michael W. May
No Doubt in 2009 - Jed rocks the party. from iPhone
Teddy Pendergrass, early 80s. - Steven Perez
Little Richard, 1955 - Cristo
Pink Floyd, 1988 - Steven Luckymen VMF-214
All About Eve, 1989. - Mark H
B-52s and Violent Femmes. 1991? - kendrak from Android
rush, tom sawyer tour - chaz2b
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) on his first solo tour in 1984. Reunion Arena in Dallas (RIP). rocked. - Big Joe Silence
the first concert i was TAKEN to as a child was probably Harry Chapin. sometime in the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Pure Prairie League (also Confederate Railroad) 2000-ish Or it may have been LFO and Blaque. The PPL was more a family event, to go hangout with Craig while he was nearby. - NOT THE CRICKET
The Bangles, summer 1987. My parents may have taken me to one prior to that, but that's the first one I remember attending without parental supervision. - Corinne L
Glass Tiger (as part of a school trip). First concert on my own steam (with a buddy): Monsters of Rock, Pontiac Silverdome, 1988 - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Modest Mouse in 1998. - Kristin
INXS, the kick tour. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Elton John in 1981. - Friar Will
I would have loved to have seen INXS live! - Marie
INXS was my second concert ever. The Tamaras of ffeed know what's good. :) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I saw INXS on that tour! SOOOOOOOO good! <3 My first big concert was the Bee Gees in 1979. - vicster: full-bodied
Jethro Tull - Living with the Past (Aug 29, 2002) - April Russo
Ray Charles - Iván Abrego
INXS - August 1988 - Nassau Coliseum (Kick Tour?) - Yvonne Renee
Small or large? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Parliament Funkadelic #nosurprise - MoTO: Team Marina
Jean Luc Ponty - Kevin Johnson from Android
Yvonne Renee
Have you, or anyone you know, ever regretted getting a dog? My husband seems convinced that it's too much money and too much stress and too much responsibility. I said that it's more love and more energy and more reasons to get out of the house to exercise. He suggested getting a smaller cage animal, but to me it's not the same thing.
Short answer, yes. Some weren't prepared for the work, or had an especially difficult dog, or resented that they were stuck with all of the responsibility. (Agreed, though, that a different type of caged animal isn't really a substitute.) - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thanks, Jennifer. It's true I hadn't considered that we could end up with a difficult dog. I was HOPING that if we adopted from the animal shelter we'd know some of the animal's short-comings beforehand, but they could also get sick. I really hope he comes around on this one. I don't think my life would be complete without a dog. We had 2 when I was growing up so I'm not going into this blindly, but he seems terrified. - Yvonne Renee
Gypsie (Siberian Husky) was a LOT of work, a lot more than I'd imagined. I'd never brought up a dog from puppyhood before, just had our childhood dog who was older than me, and then a foster dog who was already a few years old when she came into my care. A lot of times I thought "WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO??!!!" But she was totally worth all the angst :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly, I'm terrified of raising a puppy my first go at this. I JUST got done potty training my child! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @darkerthanakon: I was tryna eat this candy bar but it kept looking at me like it was about to have an emotional breakdown .
RT @darkerthanakon: I was tryna eat this candy bar but it kept looking at me like it was about to have an emotional breakdown .
It looks like it's looking for its red stapler. - Anika
SF Giants 11-2 against Brewers in the 7th. They are unstoppable!
7th over now. 14-2. - Cristo
Let's Go Giants! - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
Today, Kristine and I did an 8 mile loop hike in Cool, CA. It's in El Dorado County. This is what Fitbit says it looks like. Lots of ups and downs!
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One of the most important decisions in a young startup is what color (white)boards and markers to use.
purple on black, illuminated with black lights - chaz2b
Melly - #TeamMarina
Couldn't find my credit card. Found it with some of Emily's stash of business/game/bubblegum/playing cards. #fb
I found Luke's other sock crammed in a tissue box. Awesome. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
The Singularity better occur before 01.19.2038 or there might be a big setback. #epoch
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The magic garden scene in Coraline always makes me teary eyed. Because magic. 💟
Mentor: Spend as much time as possible coding early, because things will get in your way later.
Just started using node-inspector. Excited about how much more productive I’ll be building our API server.
Kevin Fox
Shannon - GlassMistress
Duncan's ultrasound is this morning. We've already been warned that there is no fix for anything they might find in his liver and care going forward would be palliative but if you've got a spare 'good doggy' thought we'd still appreciate it.
Absolutely xxxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Good luck. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Definitely! - L to tha B from Android
Poor dude, he wants no part of this...fought them all the way down the hall - Shannon - GlassMistress from iPhone
Throwing all my good doggie thoughts to Duncan. - Kevin Johnson from Android
It took several peanutbutter treats but he lived. The vet cant see anything in his liver, and its size is good, so the next step is two weeks of meds and a new blood test. Its still a mystery but at least it does not seem to be immediatly dire. Thanks for the good thoughts! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Still keeping him in healing thoughts. - Janet from FFHound!
Yay for Not the Liver. - Betsy
I'm glad that it isn't the liver but hope they can figure out what's going on soon so he can feel better. - vicster: full-bodied
Poor puppy! Glad they've ruled out the liver, but I hope he's feeling better soon! - Yvonne Renee
So glad they were able to rule that out, but hope they get you good answers soon. - Jennifer Dittrich
It is still a liver problem, one of the enzymes in his liver should be at 20 and was over 470. We just ruled out a mass in the liver but still have no clue why the readings are so far off. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Poor muffin. - L to tha B from Android
Poor pudding. We're sending all our get-well vibes. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Poor doggie. Hope they get it figured out soon. - Anne Bouey
Yvonne Renee
I'm jealous of my friend's nanny. She gets to spend lots of time with my friend AND her kids. Maybe *I* should be her nanny! Lol!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
One of my favorite artsits is coming to Chi but the show is 20miles from home. That's a $60+ cab ride. Maybe he's not so much my fave...
What's the show? - Betsy
Federico Aubele. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
No way to take a bus or other public transportation? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
For that price you could rent a car for the day. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Or ride share? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Won't rent if I want to be the drinky one! Ride sharing might be tough because of where I live but it might be the only other alternative to a cab. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Yvonne Renee
#ThrowOutThursday! I sorted through Luke's old/too-small clothes, boxed up THREE boxes to ship back east, and bagged up more to return to the previous owner. PLUS I returned some things to OSH that were cluttering up the entryway. Less stuff in my house!
I unsubscribed from 3 catalogs! #lessclutterin - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Heading to post office today with FOUR BOXES!!! Woot woot! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Victor Ganata
"Get used to disappointment." — Dread Pirate Roberts
Brian Johns
So now the media is talking about Obama's suit as the most important thing out of yesterday's press conference. So much for the idea that the media only talks about the fashion choices of female politicians. :-(
Yeah - gender equality, in sort of a "race to the bottom" manner. - Brian Johns
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