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Stephen Mack

Stephen Mack

I'm a resident of Silicon Valley, father of two young children, an employee of TiVo (over 15 years now), and I care about things.
Just completed a 5.02 mi run - Wednesday morning run with Brad. Beautiful sunrise. All are welcome i ... http://rnkpr.com/a85e26d #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.02 mi run - Wednesday morning run with Brad. Beautiful sunrise. All are welcome i ... http://rnkpr.com/a85e26d #RunKeeper
It Sadly Unclear Whether This Article Will Put Lives At Risk [The Onion] - http://www.theonion.com/article...
It Sadly Unclear Whether This Article Will Put Lives At Risk [The Onion]
From the article: "PARIS—Following the fatal terrorist attack Wednesday at the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, sources confirmed this afternoon that it is sadly not yet clear whether this very article will ultimately put human lives at risk. According to totally and utterly depressing early reports, given the tragic deaths of 12 people, it is impossible to say with absolute certainty that this 500-word article will not make those involved in its writing—and potentially even those not involved—the targets of brutal and unconscionable violence." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Well, that's not very funny. :-| - Brian Johns
What if I were to ask you. say, a hypothetical question?
Can I ask you a rhetorical question? - Jason Huebel
HAHA, great minds... - Jason Huebel
(whoops, deleted my comment by accident -- recreating:) - Stephen Mack
#saturdayff I never fried chicken before last night, when I made this Orange Chicken dish my daughter wanted
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It came out well. Uses corn starch for the coating. I'm not much of a cook but I'm resolved to branch out a bit more this year. - Stephen Mack from email
*Is now craving (PF) Chang's Spicy Chicken* - Adam B from FFHound(roid)!
The recipe I used was this one: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking... - Stephen Mack
I could so go that right now... - Melly
The creepy but definitive list of FriendFeed employees and where they work now. UPDATE: As of October 2, 2012, *three* still work at Facebook. Still true as of November 20, 2013.
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With Paul's departure from Facebook today (November 12, 2010), I've heard several FFers talk about who's still at Facebook. I've seen various different numbers, none of which I think are accurate. This is my attempt to be more accurate. Information comes from publicly available sources where available. I drew on the list of FF employees from http://friendfeed.com/about... and http://blog.friendfeed.com/. - Stephen Mack
Ana Yang http://friendfeed.com/ana: Chief Miscellaneous Officer at Quip, per https://quip.com/about/ and had left Facebook around September 2012 (see Tudor B.'s comment from 9/20/2012 below). Formerly Places Product Manager at Facebook (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/technol...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Darnell http://friendfeed.com/bdarnell: DropBox (per Tudor Bosman below, updated 5/22/2012). Prior to that, AOL (Brizzly until their acquisition by AOL in September, see http://friendfeed.com/bdarnel...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Golub http://friendfeed.com/bgolub: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Bret Taylor http://friendfeed.com/bret: Co-founder and CEO of Quip, per his FF page profile. Was previously CTO of Facebook (see FF profile). On June 15, announced he was leaving FB: https://www.facebook.com/btaylor... - Stephen Mack
Casey Muller http://friendfeed.com/casey: Quip, per https://quip.com/about/. Per Tudor on 10/2/1012, no longer at Facebook, confirmed by Casey's FB page listing "formerly" there (see http://www.facebook.com/caseymr...). - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao http://friendfeed.com/dhsiao: VP of Product @ Soldsie, per his FF page profile. Per Tudor on 5/22/2012, he is no longer at Facebook (see comment below). Previously was Program Manager at Facebook (see bio of twitter feed, http://twitter.com/danhsiao). - Stephen Mack
Gary Burd http://friendfeed.com/gburd: Managing Director at BeagleDreams per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/gburd); it previously said he left Facebook in October of 2009. - Stephen Mack
Goutham Patnaik http://friendfeed.com/gpatnaik (private feed): Google. Summer intern, left on 9/18/2009 (see http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008...). Update 5/22/2012: Per below, now at Google. I previously listed him as "unknown." - Stephen Mack
Jim Norris http://friendfeed.com/jim: Entrepreneur In Residence at Funemployed per his FB page, http://www.facebook.com/james... (updated 11/20/2013). Previously AeroFS per his mom (comment below). - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox http://friendfeed.com/kfury: Electric Imp (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). Previously Mozilla Labs. Kevin left Facebook in May of 2010 (see below) and announced on 10/27/2010 that he joined Mozilla Labs (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). - Stephen Mack
Paul Buchheit http://friendfeed.com/paul: Y-Combinator as of 11/12/2010 (see http://friendfeed.com/paul...). - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller http://friendfeed.com/ross: Taylor Engineering in Alameda per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ross...). (Ross was a two-time intern at FF.) - Stephen Mack
Tudor Bosman http://friendfeed.com/tudor: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of November 2010: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 8 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Jim N., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 5 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
I will update the above if I hear news. - Stephen Mack
Technically my first day at Mozilla isn't until Monday. :-) - Kevin Fox
I will also remove this if any FF employees think it's too creepy. :) - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller's account: http://friendfeed.com/ross - Rochelle
You are both thorough and scary :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
KLevin, tehcnically, this is your last day here and your not part of the FF team ! - Peter Dawson
Me too, Geoff. - Kevin Fox
Thanks Rochelle, updated! Kevin F., edited now, thanks. :) - Stephen Mack
Peter, what? Today is my last day where? And I left Facebook (and the FF team) back in May. - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB, I only see Tudor and Ben who are still active here and have contributed to FF fixes since the buyout. - Rodfather
Kevin mea culpa .. now i remember you want on a summer sabbatical ! - Peter Dawson
No worries. :-) - Kevin Fox
Rodfather, I'm not active here? - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB. ;) - Rodfather
I love the iFly photo of us. We are a great big arm rainbow!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Yeah, Paul and April were missing from that picture because that was the day Thomas was born! - Kevin Fox
Rod: Oops, my bad. I saw 'left FB' and missed the 'at'. - Kevin Fox
Wild AND Crazy - Eric - ill subliminal
OK, took some editing but I think the above is accurate. If anyone knows where Ross M. or Goutham P. are now, please let me know! - Stephen Mack
Many thanks to people who provided info, especially Rochelle. - Stephen Mack
Rachel: That's definitely an awesome pic. I had a hard time choosing, you guys had a lot of great events. - Stephen Mack
Wow that is a great list I should probably try an add a few people. FriendFeed very good micro blogging, thanks. - Robert Bridge
Thanks Robert! Updated Ross's employer with information Anne B. found on his Facebook page. - Stephen Mack
He made them an offer that they could eventually refuse? - Stephen Mack
*snicker* - Big Joe Silence
Bump in honor of today's FB IPO. Time to do more creepy digging to see what's up with the FF team! - Stephen Mack
Updated Gary's entry. - Stephen Mack
Updated Jim's entry. He's apparently left Facebook. (I think I remember him confirming this when I had lunch with him last month!) - Stephen Mack
Updated Kevin's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 2012: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 7 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
Stephen, Goutham worked at RockYou for a bit in 2010 and now works for Google. Also, how have I not seen this thread before?! I remember you taking that picture at Kitchen Table - fun times :) - Ross Miller
now this is creepy.. some1 is stalking all the former employees of FF :)- - Peter Dawson
Peter, I wonder who? Ross, thanks! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jim is now at AeroFS. - Anne Bouey
Stephen, also Goutham was a summer intern the year before the Facebook buy. He did not transfer to Facebook. Ross did you transfer to Facebook, I can't remember. - Rachel Lea Fox
oh and I think Ben D. has left AOL. But I can't confirm that, I just seem to remember something about that. *shrug* - Rachel Lea Fox
Anne, AeroFS looks cool! Congrats Jim!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Ben Darnell is at Dropbox. - Tudor Bosman
Also, Dan Hsiao is no longer at Facebook (no more details). - Tudor Bosman
Goutham Patnaik is at Google. - Tudor Bosman
And yes, both Ross and Goutham were interns and were never Facebook employees after the acquisition. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor! Updated above. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 22, 2012: Of the 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees plus 2 interns, 6 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.), and 2 were interns who never went to Facebook (Ross M., Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
And now there are five. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Indeed. I'll update when I get back from vacation -- by then we should know more about Bret's new venture. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump. - NOT THE CRICKET
Oops, I see I never updated this. Stand by. - Stephen Mack
Bret's entry updated. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of June 15, 2012 (updated on September 13, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 5 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 7 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
So basically we're gradually losing FF advocates within the mothership. :-( - DB, Lil LB's Dad
So clearly we need to either recruit current FB'ers to start using FF or get FF users employed FB, or both. - Andrew C (✔)
13 Sep 2012: what was the cause of the outage? But perhaps more importantly, *who* kindly fixed it (and from where) ? [If FB open sources FF, who would be willingly to maintain it?] - Adriano
And whoever it was, I'd happily buy them a nice dinner. - Meg VMeg
Per Tudor (in this thread http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) it was Sanjeev who saved us. THANK YOU SANJEEV! - Stephen Mack
SANJEEV! - Josh Haley
I think Sanjeev is most eligible for a FF Rent Party of sorts. More of a FF Thank You party. - Janet
bump just to immortalise this pix and the start-up crew ! - Peter Dawson
Ana left Facebook, no more details. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor -- I updated her entry. Overall status, as of September 20, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 4 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 8 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
Thanks Tudor and Stephen for the update. - Meg VMeg
Casey left Facebook as well (which, as he's Ana's husband, is no big surprise :) ). No more details. - Tudor Bosman
Ah, so three now. Thanks Tudor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not sure how I missed Tudor's update back on October 2, but I have now updated Casey's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of October 2, 2012: There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M. and Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above. So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 3 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 9 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Casey M., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., and Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
An update of sorts, which I guess is in and of itself creepy. I was reading a recent piece on Google Reader, and I was struck by the fact that Darnell jumped from Google Reader to FriendFeed (there are similarities between the two orphaned applications, when you think about it). Then I saw that Darnell made his move right before the Facebook acquisition. After reading subsequent... more... - John E. Bredehoft
Bump. Updated a few folks above to show they're at Quip. I think it's still the case that 3 of the 12 are at Facebook (Ben, Sanjeev, Tudor). - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update Stephen! - Zu from AOD
Bump! I think the count is still three. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, FF!
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Happy New Year! - Jenny H. from Android
Here's hoping to a wonderful 2015 for us all! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year! - Rodfather from Android
Happy New Year! - Maitani
Happy New Year! - Anne Bouey
Happy new year, Stephen :) - Eivind from Android
"Despite high-profile tragedies, 2014 was the safest year on record for flying" [The Washington Post] - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
"Despite high-profile tragedies, 2014 was the safest year on record for flying" [The Washington Post]
"Despite high-profile tragedies, 2014 was the safest year on record for flying" [The Washington Post]
From the Wonkblog post by Christopher Ingraham (Dec. 29, 2014): "With yet another airliner gone missing over Southeast Asian airspace, there's no question that 2014 has been a year beset by mysterious air tragedies. But there's a surprising fact hiding behind this year's high-profile air tragedies: 2014 has been the safest year for flying since, well, ever." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "2014 has seen something of a spike in fatalities, however. ASN's numbers show 1,007 deaths for 2014 so far, a figure which includes only major commercial airliner accidents. The AirAsia flight and the two Malaysia Air flights earlier in the year account for over half of those fatalities -- 699." - Stephen Mack
It's interesting data. And to be fair, the media can accurately say this is the worst year for air fatalities since 2005 (if you go by the second chart, which is the total number of fatalities) AND the safest year on record for flying ever (if you go by the first chart, which is the total number of accidents). - Stephen Mack
I don't like to brag, but I bake some damn fine chicken.
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Rawr! - Eivind from Android
Can I ask you a rhetorical question?
How can you not? - Micah
Am I in the right place? - Brent Schaus
Does the pope shit in the woods? - Spidra Webster
Yes! All of that. Are you with me, friends? - Stephen Mack
Why do you ask? - Steven Perez
Is this thing on? - Corinne L
Yeah, but I'll answer it :) - Meg VMeg
O Wind / If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? - Stephen Mack
Merry Xmas, FF!
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Merry Christmas! - Rodfather - Amir
Merry Christmas, Stephen, Sammy and Sophie! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Merry Christmas you lovely people :) - Pete
Merry Christmas! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas, Macks :) - Eivind from Android
Merry Christmas! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Melly
Merry Christmas, you wonderful old building and loan! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Merry Christmas to you and the kidlets, Stephen! - vicster
Merry Christmas, Stephen! - Corinne L
I hope all you fabulous people have a completely wonderful day. <3 - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Merry Christmas, Stephen! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Live FF post for today's #fitbit100k challenge!
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Gah sideways - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Maybe not a great sign that you're already horizontal, but best of luck to you guys! - Eivind
5k done, 95k to go! Louis is a fast walker. Why are we so crazy? My right foot is a little sore. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Good luck, guys! - Jenny H. from Android
Good luck! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Thank you! Dodging bicycles on the Steven's Creek Trail. 8k steps down in 75 mins. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
11k done. Louis is on his second Diet Coke. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
wait, how come he can drink a soda but you can't drink your coffee? nonsense! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
He's more talented at drinking on the move than I am :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
18k steps! Starting to feel it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
20k steps before 9am! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken is with us now, yay! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You need a straw - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I do. 25k done! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis. Have a little mercy. Stephen, he is not the boss of you ... srsly, be careful guys. Have fun. - Laura Norvig
Thanks, Laura! 30k achieved. Louis is nearly 2k ahead of me because he doesn't stop moving when I tie my shoe or stop to pee. He. Is. A. Robot. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
He'll take you round the universe and all the other places too, Stephen! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I think you're right, Hig. He's taking me 36k so far -- we're past the one third milestone. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Are you popping ibuprofen to prevent foot swelling/pain? - Meg VMeg
Meg, about to start. I have some blister goo on now thanks to Slacy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Please consider a donation! https://www.firstgiving.com/fundrai... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
45k now! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
52.5k now. Louis is 56k. Stride difference or device difference? Also he keeps walking when I stop to pee. Grr! The difference is a problem. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken G. did 30k or more with us. Great job and thank you, Ken! Edit: 35k - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Don't take any ibuprofen! Rule of thumb when you're doing an endurance event (even walking or hiking). You don't take painkillers of any kind because they can cause kidney and/or liver damage (it screws with your hydration and sodium levels). You have to wait until you've had your first good pee after you've completed your endurance event before you should take a painkiller of any kind. - Hookuh Tinypants
Oops. Good advice. Too late. :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
26.9 miles walked, 58.4k steps. A marathon walked in 10 hours. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
63k but Louis is somehow at 69,800. I can understand him being 2k or 3k ahead but he picked up 1,000 steps on me in the last 20 min while walking the same trail. Something ain't right. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hmm. We did a test. He's currently getting 100 steps while I got 75 -- but we were walking side by side and matching strides. So I'm going to use his count. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We're therefore nearing 75k. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-) - bentley
GO! GO! GOOOOOOOO!!! *shakes pom-poms* - vicster
Thanks, Vicster! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
4 hours to go. Dark again. Why did we do this on the second shortest day of the year. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We just saw a fox. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have a sneaking suspicion even Louis will sleep well when you're finished. - Eric Logan from iPhone
Stephen, what did the fox say? - bentley
Way to go, Stephen! I walked 200 steps today on one leg, exhausted. :) - Stephan from iPhone
80k! Just told a dirty joke. Louis didn't laugh. #robot - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You two are awesome! - joey
Thanks, Joey! (You're awesome too.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
17k to go. Ankle really hurts on left. Roger is here! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I totally forgot to mention here that my sister walked four hours with us. She rocks. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
85k per Louis's tracker. We're literally on the home stretch. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You are a mach daddy machine! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
This is so cool guys. WAY. TO. GO. - SAM
Keep it up, guys! Awesome work! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
90k steps achieved! Also extreme soreness! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
90K! Woooo! - bentley
92k now. Going slowwwww. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Go go go! Slow and steady wins the race my friend. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Thanks, Tamara, Scott, Mary and Betsy! Taking a bench break. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*sends massaging calf muscle vibes* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
You guys are in the home stretch! - Brian Johns
Too long a streeeeetch, Sparky. We're limping along now. Roger is holding both our backpacks. 93,857 steps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Almost there! You've got this! - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks, Jennifer. Nearly 97k. Last wind - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay! You got this! - joey
Feels close! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
98,500 - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So! Close! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Last 1k is dog-walking. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay! I'm so impressed! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Done before 10pm! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Good job! - Ken Gidley from iPhone
100,000 achieved! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Many thanks to Ken, Jo, and Roger for walking with us! And to everyone here for your support! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congratulations! - joey
And to everyone who donated: THANK YOU SO MUCH - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congratulations!!! You two are ROCK STARS! - vicster
Woohoo! Great job, Stephen and Louis! - Jenny H. from Android
!!! - Marie
congrats! - imabonehead
Yay!!!! Well done! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan
Well done, guys! I hope you both are resting comfortably. - Corinne L
Thanks all! In the tub. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks for being my amazing partner and for this thread, Stephen! - Louis Gray
This thread is epic! 1) Yes, I am a robot. 2) Yes, I bossed Stephen. 3) Yes, I laughed at his joke. 4) Yes, there was a Fitbit count issue, but I made 100k! 5) I am way sore and not sleeping... BECAUSE you know why. - Louis Gray
Woo-hoo!!!! Congratulations! - bentley
Let us know how your feet feel when you wake up. ;) - April Russo
Stiff, sore, slow. I am old. - Louis Gray
April: I slept in to 11. I think the technical term for how they feel is "not good." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's too late to advise you guys to ice your legs, but I recommend a hot bath with Epsom salts. Soak for at least 15 minutes. Make sure you get up and move frequently throughout the day. Doesn't need to be fast or long, just enough to keep your muscles from tightening back up. Do some stretches, both static and dynamic. And hydrate like your life depends on it. Also, pull up your Fitbit dashboard or app periodically and stare at your numbers for yesterday. Revel in that. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Excellent advice, Hookuh! I did ice a bit before bath last night, and am doing some more ice today. Epsom salt bath soon. Good idea on the stretches. - Stephen Mack
I've found some short walks to be helpful for me today, along with the stretching. Not so sore that I need ice or espom salt baths today. Definitely had reached my limit yesterday and happy to have stopped then. Don't envy Louis & you today. - Ken Gidley
If by "short walks" I can qualify with "hobbling to and from the kitchen" then I can say I took several short walks today. Fitbit tells me I've taken 270 steps so far today. That's a litttttle bit different from yesterday. (BTW, when I got home last night and realized I needed to take the trash bins down, I was so mad.) - Stephen Mack
That's how I would have felt after about 7K, and it would take me days to recover. I try to stay between 3K and 5K on most days. - April Russo
Just remember - it's not the day after that kills you. It gets worse on the second day after. *runs away* - Hookuh Tinypants
Tinypants!!! (Shakes fist) - Louis Gray
I did more than 9,000 steps today, because I had to do Christmas shopping still, and take kids places. But I've not been dramatically exerting. Over time, the stiffness will subside. - Louis Gray
Just consider it a reminder of your awesomeness. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
100k! (Minus one.)
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Woo hoo! - Jennifer Dittrich
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Did you take that last step??? - Brian Johns
Jump up one last time! - Eric - ill subliminal
The dongle ran out of digits? - Eivind from Android
Nope, it eventually turned. Scared us for a bit, though! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congrats! - Anne Bouey
Ready to do an ultra marathon with me? :D C'mon. You know you wanna do Western States. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
The tracker jumped from 99,999 to 100,007. That was annoying. :) - Louis Gray
Hookuh: Ask me in about... Three months. Right now I never want to move ever again. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We can totally start small. We can just do a 50K and work our way up to 100K :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Boom! Well done, gentlemen. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Halfway there!
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Woo-hoo! - bentley
Happy birthday, WoH!
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Happy birthday! - Pete
Happy birthday! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Bday! - Steve C Team Marina
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy Birthday, Higlet!! - Greg GuitarBuster
happy day, WOH! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Happy birthday! - Big Joe Silence
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Hooray! Hooray! It's HIGLET DAY! Happy Birthday! - vicster
Happy birthday, Higlet! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Feliz Cumple! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy birthday, curly girly! - Anika
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Many happy returns on this anniversary of your birth! - Me
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday! - Victor Ganata
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday! - Katy S
HB & SUWGOMH WOH! - Louis Gray
Happy birthday, WoH! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Higlet!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, lady! - Yolanda from Android
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus
Happy Birthday, Higlet! - Cult Hero from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mary! xx - Melly
Happy Higlet Day :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday!!!! <3 - joey
Happy Birthday! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Happy happy! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Happy day! - Laurie Boots from Android
Thank you, my lovely FFers! I had a fantastic birthday weekend :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
So did you listen to Serial? Where do you stand, guilty, not guilty, or hung?
I think a lot more went down than what is presented. It is pretty obvious to me that both the defense and the prosecution had some shady business going down. I am in the camp of Jay knows a hell of a lot more than what he has said, there was probably a third person (Jen) involved, and that Adnan may know or have witnessed something, but did not commit the crime alone. After listening to... more... - Mary Carmen
I created a room, but it is very inactive: https://friendfeed.com/serial-... - Mary Carmen
I don't know if he did it, but I could not have voted to convict, given what I heard. - Cult Hero from iPhone
what Bren said. Even taking into account *only* what the jury heard, I'd have a hard time voting to convict. - WebGoddess
Ah, MC, joining now. Sorry I missed it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Will listen to a few more episodes tonight so I can catch up with y'all. - Corinne L
TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley 2014 photos! (December 14, 2014, Downtown SJ, http://santarunsv.com/)
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(1) A bunch of TiVo employees and The TiVo Guy at the start line. (Not sure who took this photo.) (2) Crowd during the warm-up (photo by Steve Wymer, TiVo VP of Marketing, who was on stage). (3) At the finish line! (Photo by Angel B., a co-worker.) (4) Some celebrities who ran the race! (5) Kids playing in the "snow" at the finish line after the race was done. (6) The TiVo Guy crossing the finish line. (Photos 4-6 by me.) - Stephen Mack
You make a pretty fly Santa, Mr. Mack. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Thanks! My beard was not on straight, though. - Stephen Mack
I would expect nothing less from you. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Timeline of costume removal: Mile 0.1, beard is scratchy and gets in my mouth. Lowered to my chin. Mile 0.5: Santa shirt is warm and sleeves are slipping off my shoulders. Mile 0.7: Pants are flimsy felt and have split fully. Mile 1.4: Hat too warm. Holding it instead of wearing it. Mile 2: Santa shirt removed and tied around waist. (Would have ditched it but it has my bib and tracking chip.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hahaha. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
And this is why I don't do full-body costumes for races. LOL I will wear my base layer of my race pants and shirt, and I'll throw on accoutrements (wings, skirts, arm warmers, head decorations, funky socks, etc) but never will I put on an actual costume. The people planning to run the Star Wars 10K dressed like Stormtroopers are flippin' insane. And so are you, Santa! :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh, but that's what brings it a bit of the whole http://darthvalley.com/ appeal! - Stephen Mack
Cristo, he automatically climbs down the chimney when you've been on the same menu for 23 minutes. - Stephen Mack
When people post about the date containing numerical sequences or other oddities, I always want to point out that "14" is really "2014" which spoils it. In related news, I am a horrible pedant. #saturdayff
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The excitement over these "sequences" is lost on me. - Stephan from iPhone
Stephan, I think it's related to an attraction to round numbers and seeing faces in clouds. We are natural-born pattern detectors. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's neither little endian nor big endian. #awkward - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kevin's take also discounts the value of other types of sequences: 05/10/15, for example. - Cult Hero from iPhone
And 01/01/17 is the next sequential prime day. - Louis Gray
ISO standard is 2014-12-13 - Glen Campbell
rt @trove: A baby was born on 10:11, 12-13-14 in Massachusetts: trov.es/1AzlGn2 - chaz2b
Considering we don't really know when Jesus was born, it maybe really should be the year 2018 instead of 2014. I wish God would have had a digital camera with the date and time on it so that he could better document the birth of his son. - Joe
Just completed a 3.15 mi run - Third Annual TiVo Santa Run 5K! http://rnkpr.com/a7zgnpu #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.15 mi run - Third Annual TiVo Santa Run 5K! http://rnkpr.com/a7zgnpu #RunKeeper
Is this a Santa run where everyone dresses like Santa? If so, photos, please! - Corinne L
Corinne, yup! I don't have any good crowd shots this year, unfortunately. But I'll post a couple. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
SF Bay Area folks: Poll -- Hellastorm, Overhyped?
Where I'm at, it's already pretty strong and the strongest part hasn't even reached us yet (according to Doppler). I don't think it's been overhyped at all because even if the storm itself isn't completely insane, the effects of the storm are what people need to be prepared for. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's a good point. And the widespread power outage in SF alone is significant. But where I am in south bay, it's nothing so far. I appreciated how empty the roads were when dropping off my kids at school -- quick commute this morning. But last night was horrible. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
South 280 is flooded. That's pretty bad. - Rodfather
I thought there was a bit too much hype leading up to it, but the power outages in SF are pretty bad. Here, in Alameda, it seems to be hitting us in bands, some not bad, others very heavy. The winds here seem to have backed off, ATM, but we have steady rain. - vicster
And, really, if the hype got people to think about getting their emergency supplies stocked and fresh batteries in their lanterns and such, that's a good thing. - vicster
North Bay is basically getting bent over a car hood and screwed without any lube right now. I don't think they'd appreciate anyone insinuating that this storm was in anyway overhyped. Maybe it didn't hit every single part of the Bay Area equally but it's hitting hard no matter what. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, if nothing else, it's nice that folks are thinking about emergency supplies right now! It's surprising how many people in California don't have any sort of emergency anything. It's like they forget that one strong earthquake can seriously screw us. - Hookuh Tinypants
My cousin who lives in Berkeley just discovered that her basement is flooded. Yeah, not overhyped. - Hookuh Tinypants
There's been flood warnings in Alameda County. Creeks in Berkeley are rushing, but otherwise just wet. - kendrak
It stalled in the north bay, seems to be coming through to the south now. - Todd Hoff
It's supposed to hit Reno from the south, at around 2 or 3 this afternoon. I'm a little baffled about the wind pattern - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Raining in downtown Sacramento ATM - not seeing or hearing high winds here. - Corinne L
WAY too early to say, esp. since we're well to the east & south (Livermore). Currently sheet rain, as heavy as it ever gets, warm this a.m. As vicster sez, winds have backed off for the moment. So far, no, not clearly overhyped.[Our downspouts look like somebody's got a firehose at the top...] - Walt Crawford
Montgomery Station downtown is apparently closed due to flooding... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
minor wind damage in my neighborhood. my neighbor always cleans out the gutter & drains down on the corner before a storm. he's wonderful. lots of blocks in our neighborhood flood because of trash & plant debris in the storm drains. and I'm glad the schools closed. even one kid hurt in a weather-related accident is too many. - Starmama
Wind is insane here. Comcast is out. No rain yet. Not overhyped. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Here comes the rain. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
South Bay had 20mph winds and a couple inches of rain so far, heavy at times. Seems to be easing off now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We've got horizontal rain. - Todd Hoff
I just sat in on a conference call where all the guys in attendance were talking about how weak the storm was and how wimpy everyone was for being cautious. (mind you, they all live in/around San Ramon, with 5 minute commutes) I had to school them with some of the updates I've seen from FFers and FBers experiencing the strong shit. - Hookuh Tinypants
This is a very "bandy" storm--one look at the radar shows that. It's huge, but the sheet/horizontal/flood rain is in small bands. If you miss the bands, it doesn't seem terrible. And, as usual, the North Bay gets the worst of it. If anyone says "eh, weak, no issue," tell them they've been lucky and should maybe STFU. - Walt Crawford
Oog. Sez I, just looking at the Wundermap (Wunderground) and seeing one big wide yellow (heavy/severe) band just to the west of us and moving southeast. - Walt Crawford
I'm glad it's coming at us from Hawaii and not Alaska. Temperature's pretty comfy, considering. - Starmama
The only bad thing about that is that you get less snow, and what we need is snow. So far, no sign of snow. (The paper seemed to say this was an arctic storm, but the temp. sure doesn't suggest that.) - Walt Crawford
Walt, there is supposed to be snow south of Tahoe, high up. The jet stream will largely avoid the ski areas around Tahoe (and therefore, won't be Tahoe basin drinking water in the spring) but I had heard up to 2 feet at Tahoe ski runs. I can't imagine what's hitting further south!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's definitely overhyped, by people lacking experience with rain. I'm used to seeing this kind of torrential downpour a minimum of 4-5 times a year, often with higher winds. And it's not even an area that suffers from hurricanes which are legitimate things to fear. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'll cross fingers. Two feet is a lot better than nothing (the Chronicle was saying 3 feet this morning, but that may be even higher). - Walt Crawford
Here's some heavy streaming on Google campus. No disaster, but impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Louis Gray
That was cool Louis :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our campus (Sonoma State) was closed yesterday, which is kind of screwing with finals. There's some pretty significant flooding. It's A LOT OF RAIN. And not good because the dryness of the past few years has made the top soil pretty loose, which makes flooding worse. Our power was out yesterday for about 6 hours. - Laura Krier
The thing is, if you live an area that regularly gets this kind of weather you have the infrastructure for it and the effects aren't that bad. If you don't, well... - Laura Krier
I think that's the most important point, Laura. In the same way Californians are surprised when other regions are devastated by earthquakes that seem mild to us, we suffer during heavy rain. To quote a blog post on SFGate, "Our infrastructure– many aboveground power lines, roads that turn into sinkholes, insufficient storm drains– is less equipped to handle big storms than in many other places." - Stephen Mack
Laura speaks the truest words. The most frustrating thing about yesterday was having to listen to people strut around all like "Oh these people clearly don't know what weather is! Where *I* come from it's ten times worse!" or the people who were in the parts of the Bay Area that weren't hit by the strongest portions of the storm (or didn't have it stall out right over their region)... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
People around Northern California lost their homes. That ain't no joke. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Homework time. My daughter Sophie has a question and needs 10 yes or no answers. Her question is, "Do you like pizza?"
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(Gah, sideways.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Katy S
Yes - Meg VMeg from Android
Yes! - vicster
Yes! - Jenica from iPhone
No! Oh, who am I kidding? Yes! - Kristin
Oui. Uh...Yes. - Spidra Webster
She needs to publish these results, obviously! :) - Lo
Thanks all! 10 answers in 18 minutes. She's now tabulating, graphing, and publishing (to her teacher, anyway). Kristin, she had to think about how to treat your answer. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes! - Louis Gray
No - Todd Hoff
Too late, polling is closed. Conclusion: 100% of everybody likes pizza. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The words "she had to think about" mark a good homework assignment. - Bruce Lewis
It was rigged! - Todd Hoff
For the record I think Joe cheated on the quiz. - Steve C Team Marina
Thinking is good! ;) - Kristin from iPhone
She should have asked a more controversial question like do you like kittens. Lol. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
This is my sister playing sitar. She studied in Calcutta for more than 7 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
This is my sister playing sitar. She studied in Calcutta for more than 7 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cse9J1yzktc
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(random YouTube video) - Stephen Mack
Cool! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Neat! - Spidra Webster
Dear FriendFeed, I still love you but I have no time for you lately. Thinking of you and hope you're well. What's the weather like? Did you get time to do that thing at that place with those people? Hope so and hope that it was fabulous. Wow, look at the time. I have to go now, but promise to write soon. Much love from everyone here! Yours, me
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Yeah, I'm thinking of adding 'on hiatus' to my display name and taking it easy for a while. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
You guys are making me cry inside. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Dear Kevin, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Alex, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Mr. STEPHEN MACK, Thank you for your query. Someone will respond within ONE to THREE years. Love, FriendFeedFaceBook - Just another Bubba
Take pictures while you're away so we can catch up later. - Bruce Lewis
Setting aside me being silly: @Kevin, always a good idea to take a break and refresh later. Makes sense to add "on hiatus." I'd do that, but I know as soon as I did that then I'd probably feel foolish when I spend an hour reading/liking/commenting the next day. @Alex: Don't cry! I'm not abandoning FriendFeed, and I'm certainly not using any other social media service more. My twitter and facebook usage is zero. @Bubba: That made me chortle. @Bruce: Will do! - Stephen Mack
I love the @ sign. So visually striking. @@: Where's my at at? And my AT-AT? (Please to reference http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack
@Cristo, yes, I'm very hard at work on that. Although if I coded it, we'd all be in a lot of trouble. - Stephen Mack
4-year bump! What was true in December then is true now. FF, I haven't abandoned you, but it's just a very busy time of year for me. - Stephen Mack
We'll be here when you return. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. - Spidra Webster
Never leave us! - Louis Gray
Not leaving! Still reading! Just not much room to spend much time here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
To my Canadian, Australian, and British friends, I would like to wish a safe and peaceful Happy Random Thursday.
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Thanks mate, but it's Friday :D - Mo Kargas
Thanks, Stephen :) - Brent Schaus
I love *Random Thursday* - Janet
Hmm Mo, good point. Happy Random Canadian Thursday then? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mo, welcome to the time machine. - Janet
Good one, Mo. - bentley
The future is nowww - Mo Kargas
Happy Thursday, Stephen. - Stephan from iPhone
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. http://rnkpr.com/a7magul #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. http://rnkpr.com/a7magul #RunKeeper
Worse or BETTER? - Kristin
Weather colder, too. :-/ - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Kristin, I prefer longer days. I like it when it gets dark at 8, not 5:30. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And next weekend you fall back. - Eivind from Android
I just want the cold weather! - Kristin
Happy birthday, Sparky! Go go go you Ironman you.
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(Photo by Dennis Soong, https://www.facebook.com/photo...) - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday. You're kind of a big deal! ;-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday! - Katy S
Thanks! I went and ran a mile this morning and nothing broke or fell off, so I've got that going for me. - Brian Johns
Happy birthday, Brian! - Anne Bouey
Then I spent 10 minutes at lunch today googling "Free birthday food" before heading to Cold Stone. - Brian Johns
Don't forget Denney's and Starbucks! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday Brian! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Just completed a 5.75 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad http://rnkpr.com/a7uyrmt #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.75 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad http://rnkpr.com/a7uyrmt #RunKeeper
I'm going to "TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley" 2014". See you there? http://www.eventbrite.com/e... via @eventbrite
I'm going to "TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley" 2014".  See you there? http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tivo-santa-run-silicon-valley-2014-tickets-11608943663?aff=estw via @eventbrite
Just completed a 4.63 mi run - SF beach run with Lisa! http://rnkpr.com/a7u9x77 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.63 mi run - SF beach run with Lisa! http://rnkpr.com/a7u9x77 #RunKeeper
I'm not a natural-born citizen, but if I were to run for President, my platform would hinge on not just the usual liberal stuff I always go on and on about like voting rights, freedom of choice, minimum wage, drug legalization, etc., but these two items I would push in particular:
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1. No more time changes, ffs. - Stephen Mack
2. Before Halloween, ONLY Halloween decorations. Before Thanksgiving, ONLY Thanksgiving decorations. Christmas decorations, carols, and sales before December 1 will be considered treason. - Stephen Mack
In conclusion, please vote for me in 2016. - Stephen Mack
Mr Mack! Mr Mack! If I could follow up on #2, what is your position on seasonal latte beverages? - Andrew C (✔)
It's a weak platform but it does benefit from being achievable so that's something. - Mark H
Andrew, thank you. This is difficult to say. You may have seen press reports about some of my earlier papers, written when I was in college (and highly impressionable), endorsing pumpkin spice lattes, eggnog lattes, peppermint lattes, and other similar fare. Let me be clear: I WISH TO REFUDIATE ANY POSITIVE WORDS I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT SUCH ITEMS IN THE MOST STRIDENT... more... - Stephen Mack
Mark, my staff and I thank you for the glowing endorsement. I will now kiss your wife and/or baby and firmly shake your hand while gazing around the room. - Stephen Mack
FLIP-FLOPPER - Andrew C (✔)
I can agree with most, but I would propose a change in #2. Christmas decorations are only allowed the earliest of thanskgiving weekend. Its the long weekend to spend to put everything up. And they must be taken down by the 15th of Jan (This is leniency due to vacations, trips, and recovery from the holiday hangovers.) I would also like to offer that valentines and easter decorations/gifts/mentions are not allowed until a month before the actual holiday. #DownwithHolidayCreep! - Me
We have no babies (by choice) and my wife finds public displays of affection from strangers abhorrent. You'd still have our vote if you campaigned in a mankini, though, because we welcome challenging politicians. - Mark H
*puts on ball gown and beret* - Johnny from iPhone
*digs for blackmail material on Mr. Mack, hopes to make a fortune* - Brian Johns
CW, I would hereby like to offer you the position of Running Mate. Mark, you are hereby hired as my wardrobe consultant. Johnny, you are elected Chief of Chief of Staff. Sparky, you're going to be BUSY, there's an awful lot of dirt out there. Fortunately, I believe that thanks to my two positions enumerated above, I will be elected in a landslide despite my youthful "indiscretions." - Stephen Mack
You want us to elect you on your number 1 and number 2. Sounds like a typical politician to me. #shitofthebulls - Kristin
Stephen, I'd like to be your press secretary. This is a campaign I can get behind. - Corinne L
Welcome aboard, Corinne! Kristin, my #2 doesn't stink. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where were you born? - Meg VMeg
Don't answer that, if it's, like, related to a security question or something. - Meg VMeg
My money is on Kenya. - Kristin
Ha! (England.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of us!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's all the time we have today for questions. - Corinne L
*is escorted off-stage while holding up Nixon v-fingers and making Howard Dean yelps* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, you are the bright spot in my evening. Want to come take over Sacramento city government with me? - Corinne L
Sounds fun! Are there a lot of kickbacks in it for us? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! How about arena naming rights? Or perhaps free parking in perpetuity? - Corinne L
When are you going to post your birth certificate? And your income tax? But mainly your birth certificate? - Stephan
Please hold all questions until our next press conference tomorrow at noon Pacific Standard Time. Thank you. - Corinne L
You won't be running unopposed. I'll be running against you on a platform that includes year round egg nog, requires some actual pumpkin flavor in all things "pumpkin spice" (not just the spices), and allows nothing Christmas related until Santa enters Macy's at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, the way it should be. Halloween things will be allowed year round, for the benefit of... more... - April Russo
I want to pick this thread up and hug it. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Please refrain from touching the candidate, sir. Thank you. - Corinne L
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED: I'd like to announce my third key platform item: Any big-box retailer that opens on Thanksgiving will be levied a special tax on sales on Thanksgiving Day -- at the rate of 100%. - Stephen Mack
Can I be the one Fox News interviews after I accuse you of an impropriety and then rescind my statement? #iwantmy15minutes - Janet from FFHound!
BOSB 10-23-2014 Britgrass Invasion - 1 Modern Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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