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Shannon - GlassMistress
Time to get my glass on. My goal is 20 smalls (mushrooms, owls, veggies, etc) before group meeting at 11 .... And GO!
OWL! - Julian
2 owls, 3 mushrooms, 2 whales, 1 acorn, 2 nests, 5 bees (2 are duds), and 2 ladybugs. Not quite 20, bu not a bad morning's work either. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Whales!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @bitchmedia: Feminists aren't ruining video games. Gamers who harass and threaten people are ruining video games.
RT @bitchmedia: Feminists aren't ruining video games. Gamers who harass and threaten people are ruining video games.
L.A.M.B. tbh
RT @mrgeorgewallace: You never hear about saline problem. Saline solution must really be doin' its job.
If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the precipitate. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
:) - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
We're in the age of Aquarius, the aqueous solution. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
Good grammar isn't sexy, people. It's a _basic prerequisite_. Have some self respect.
Andrew C (✔)
I'm definitely getting old. Now when I see the word "sammies" for "sandwiches", it makes me sigh in defeat rather than ignite instant rage.
what about "sarnies"? - Big Joe Silence
Nope, still just resigned defeat. - Andrew C (✔)
regional colloquialisms make you Hulk-rage? - Big Joe Silence
I think baby talk to adults is the trigger. - Andrew C (✔)
I hadn't heard that term until I was in my 30s. For some reason, it grates on my nerves, too. - Katy S
Andrew C (✔)
I always wonder what's up when FF stays up while FB goes down.
Separate servers. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
FF has more stamina. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Must be, but same network. IIRC, FF was unavailable in China in 2010, probably because it was the set of IPs or something *handwaves*. - Andrew C (✔)
FB isn't down for me - just checked it. Must be localized? - WebGoddess
I think it was down for everyone for a five to ten minute period. - Andrew C (✔)
And now I'm getting to FB but it's intermittently slow. Maybe they're being DDOS'ed? - Andrew C (✔)
15 minute outage. Their fault: "Infrastructure configuration change". - Andrew C (✔)
I noticed it was out when I tried to log into SoundCloud but then it came up again two mins later. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Just whisper "power overwhelming" over the FF server. Works every time. - Steven Perez
Telling people don't be shy works really well on non-shy people.
I cut a person that tells me that. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Andrew C (✔)
" Case in point: a “Cubano” sandwich is likeable enough and familiar to many: roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles on crusty bread. One could definitely do a lot worse. But a “Cubana,” as in the Mexican torta Cubana, is a sandwich filled with a collection of meats that vary from tortaria to taqueria and from truck to stand, a savagely beautiful meat beast that the less artful or non-smitten might call a Mexican garbage plate on bread. " - Andrew C (✔)
"And there, eating that first torta Cubana with my back to a bustling, chaotic street, I became the man that I am today. When I wiped my lips clean at the end of the meal, I took a moment to try to internalize the shifting of my realities. I had arrived in Mexico a boy who had loved burritos, having considered them the perfect handheld means to ingest as much Mexican food as possible at... more... - Andrew C (✔)
oh, yes! take me now! *throws self at sandwich* - Big Joe Silence
"savagely beautiful meat beast" - John (bird whisperer)
L.A.M.B. tbh
Good Lord. There's a reason I don't work the reference desk.
Then you're going to REALLY hate my next request.... - Soup in a TARDIS
Girl... - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
*bambi eyes* - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm going to need serious training. - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
I'd make Soup buy you liquor! - Jenny
*takes notes* - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
People, how many times do I have to say this? You MUST be sober at the reference desk. :P - Soup in a TARDIS
But WHY??????? - Jenny from Android
Because you're much more likely to offer up honest opinions when drunk :P - Soup in a TARDIS
Car drama. Consoling myself with flamin' hot Cheetos.
:( (Org Monkey like Cheetos?) - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
(what about Tab and Mountain Dew?) - RepoRat
(With big warm fuzzy secret heart) - Marie
:) - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
(I love this thread.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Stephen Mack
Hi FF! I'm back. Had a great time. Missed you all. I don't have my pictures uploaded yet, so in the meantime here's one Paul Buchheit posted to his Facebook timeline, of the immense sculpture "Embrace" burning on Friday morning.
Don't worry, I'll just pull them down from icloud. - Todd Hoff
Paul's caption ( Camilla: "It looks like they have a really intense headache" - Stephen Mack
That was me this morning. - Cristo
Todd and Cristo: :) - Stephen Mack
MoTO: Team Marina
You know that thing where your teeange daughter still grins from ear to ear when you sing happy birthday to her and still closes her eyes like she did when she was 6 when blowing out a couple of candles you put on a slice of cake left over from her real party?
Yeah that. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
*sniff* - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Somebody's been a good poppa! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
*sniff* DARN, these allergies... - vicster: full-bodied
L.A.M.B. tbh
"Students are like dogs and bees. They smell fear. Just do it!!!!!" - says Fred.
Jason Toney
RT @spinmagazine: CeeLo Green's TBS show 'The Good Life' gets canceled after his awful comments about rape
RT @spinmagazine: CeeLo Green's TBS show 'The Good Life' gets canceled after his awful comments about rape
I was at Uwajimaya (Japanese supermarket) today. Apparently he endorses a brand of sake, and they haven't yet got around to removing the displays. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
This is so disappointing. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Victor Ganata
If you’re a boy writer, it’s a simple rule: you’ve gotta get used to the fact that you suck at writing women and that the worst women writer can write a better man than the best male writer can write a good woman. And it’s just the minimum. Because the thing about the sort of heteronormative masculine privilege, whether it’s in Santo Domingo, or... -
"Every time I’m teaching boys to write, I read their women to them, and I’m like, 'Yo, you think this is good writing?' These motherfuckers attack each other over cliche lines but they won’t attack each other over these toxic representations of women that they have inherited… their sexist shorthand, they think that is observation. They think that their sexist distortions are insight." - Victor Ganata
"And if you’re in a writing program and you say to a guy that their characters are sexist, this guy, it’s like you said they fucking love Hitler. They will fight tooth and nail because they want to preserve this really vicious sexism in the art because that is what they have been taught." - Victor Ganata
"It’s the same way when people write about race. If you didn’t grow up being a subaltern person in the United States, you might need help writing about race. Motherfuckers are like ‘I got a black boy friend,’ and their shit sounds like Klan Fiction 101." - Victor Ganata
"The most toxic formulas in our cultures are not passed down in political practice, they’re passed down in mundane narratives. It’s our fiction where the toxic virus of sexism, racism, homophobia, where it passes from one generation to the next, and the average artist will kill you before they remove those poisons." <— why representation is a big fucking deal - Victor Ganata
"mundane narratives".... *ponders* ... also, is this a verbatim? - MoTO: Team Marina
I think it might be a transcription of a talk. - Victor Ganata
"People know art, always, because they are uncomfortable. Art discomforts. The trangressiveness of art has to deal with confronting people with the real." - Victor Ganata
Doesn't "with the help of a community" seem like just another tired received formula? It reads just like another person trying to pummel their received wisdom into our heads. Which is another way of hiding from the real. - Todd Hoff
In the context of this talk? No.This isn't 'received wisdom,' it's a distillation of his experience as both a writer and a teacher of writing. He's not talking the whole 'wisdom of crowds' meme, he's saying that if you want to write about people that are vastly outside of your experience, falling back on stereotypes is typical, lazy, and bad writing. Better writers will actually talk to people who do have those experiences, rather than assuming a tired cliche covers all they need to know. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I disagree with this Diaz across the board on this one. Women writers will craft well-written male characters as well as poorly-written male characters. Same with male writers and female characters. I reject such a blanket declaration. - Jed
He's also talking specifically of the context of writing workshops and creative writing classes he's taught, so he's not necessarily talking about a broad, ill-defined "community". - Victor Ganata
Well, I think Diaz is just talking about the dynamics of privilege in general. And while it might read as a blanket declaration, it also sounds like he's run into these things in the workshops he's participated in, the classes he's taught, so it's not just some ill-informed abstraction. - Victor Ganata
Seriously, though, why is the default response to immediately try and invalidate someone's personal experience? When talking about things like this, I don't really think it's necessary to preface it with #notallmen #notallheterosexuals #notallwhitepeople #notallcispeople I think that's just a given. - Victor Ganata
The "real" is just code for saying I know what's truly important and has value. This is shown in the rather narrow and self serving view of art and the declaration of a process you must follow to be accepted as real and thus truly artistic. - Todd Hoff
Maybe so, but this is said in the specific context of resisting what the powers-that-be prescribe as "real". In context, this seems more like a description of a process he's actually participated in, not necessarily some abstract, theoretical, unpracticed universal prescription for "realness". - Victor Ganata
All of my white friends are people who grew up among non-white people. The way they talk and interact is vastly different than white people I know who have always been around just white people. When I write my white people, I base them on friends. In workshops and classes, I've been told by white people of the former group that my white people are 'unrealistic'. Why? Because they've... more... - Anika
I don't read it that way Victor. I read it as a standard that if you fail to meet you are doing it wrong. The problem is found in Anika's experience. Everyone has a different experience of what feels real to them in a character. - Todd Hoff
That's fair. Of course everyone has their own sense of "realness" but there's also the fact that some experiences of realness contribute to problematic representations that have real world negative consequences, and maybe it might be worth examining those experiences instead of clinging to them unexamined. - Victor Ganata
Do you think that process was about examination? An examination could lead to various end results. Here we are told the process and the desired end state of real art. That avoids the real, the real of differentness. It seems like just another layer of simplistic distortion. - Todd Hoff
Yes, I do think it's about examination. Sure, art can be used for lots of different purposes, and sure, all of those different purposes can be valid. But I don't think this is an ontological discussion about what is and what isn't art. - Victor Ganata
I certainly don't think this is a universal prescription for what art should—I think that's reading too much into it and not considering the actual context. What it seems, though, is that it's a discussion about trying to produce art that has fewer unexamined prejudices in them, unexamined prejudices that have actually come up in workshops—actual experiences, not hypothetical constructs. - Victor Ganata
Is this the only central aim in art? No, of course not. But is it an aim worth pursuing? Well, I think that depends on the person. - Victor Ganata
I think you're reading into the article a give that's not there. I've been told any woman can write about my experience without resorting to stereotypes, which I highly doubt, that I've been told women aren't real human beings, which is laughably untrue, and that I went to college thinking women are for doing in both senses, also laughably untrue. The unexamined prejudices are all over... more... - Todd Hoff
Well, OK. I mean, I don't think that's what he's actually saying, but, you're right, that's not in that excerpt. The underlying idea is that regardless of our backgrounds, our class/race/gender/orientation, we all tend to get taught the same default normal concerning people. Yes, of course there are exceptions, yes, of course not everyone is like this, but this really need to be qualified? - Victor Ganata
The thing is, if you're not *actually* one of these default normal people, you still end up absorbing the tropes about what being default normal is about (and, yes they're tropes and cliches but they are literally constantly being reinforced in all forms of media, all the time.) So people who are not default normal often end up constructing both the default normal identity and their own personal identity. - Victor Ganata
Although, again, not everyone successfully does this, and some default normal people can conversely successfully construct ideas about non-default normal people that aren't ridden with pre-packaged stereotypes. - Victor Ganata
So, be insulted if you want, and yeah, the excerpt is deficient because the full context isn't there, but I think there's still something there behind the hyperbolic language, and if you don't want to look at it, that's also fair. - Victor Ganata
Nice twist there. - Todd Hoff
More context if you're truly interested: 'The Baseline Is, You Suck': Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women - The Atlantic - Victor Ganata
Interviewer: "It sounds like you're saying that literary 'talent' doesn't inoculate a write—especially a male writer—from making gross, false misjudgments about gender. You'd think being a great writer would give you empathy and the ability to understand people who are unlike you—whether we're talking about gender or another category. But that doesn't seem to be the case." - Victor Ganata
Junot Diaz: "I think that unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. Without fail. The only way not to do them is to admit to yourself [that] you're fucked up, admit to yourself that you're not good at this shit, and to be conscious in the way that you create these characters." - Victor Ganata
Diaz: "It's so funny what people call inspiration. I have so many young writers who're like, 'Well I was inspired. This was my story.' And I'm like, 'OK. Sir, your inspiration for your stories is like every other male's inspiration for their stories: that the female is only in there to provide sexual service.' There comes a time when this mythical inspiration is exposed for doing exactly what it's truthfully doing: to underscore and reinforce cultural structures, or I'd say, cultural asymmetry." - Victor Ganata
*dithers over weighing in ... figures, "what the hell"* ... Within the context of young writers and the mistakes they're prone to, and given that Diaz is well respected within his profession, I take his comments seriously. Also given the dreadful representation women get in popular media, I'm guessing he's probably in the ballpark for many professional writers too.Also, isn't there a... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
I mean, I think it would totally be possible for you or I to write a book or short story about a totally clichéd non-default normal person and not be called names. I think we'd be able to get it published and even win awards and critical acclaim and even have a movie made out of it because that pretty much seems to happen all the damn time. So, no, I don't think the "both sides do it" argument flies in this case either. - Victor Ganata
From Barry's Tumblr, I think Gene Yang pretty much touches upon a lot of the same things, though perhaps in a less inflammatory fashion - Victor Ganata
"We have to allow ourselves the freedom to make mistakes, including cultural mistakes, in our first drafts. I believe it’s okay to get cultural details wrong in your first draft. It’s okay if stereotypes emerge. It just means that your experience is limited, that you’re human." - Victor Ganata
"Just make sure you iron them out before the final draft. Make sure you do your homework. Make sure your early readers include people who are a part of the culture you’re writing about. Make sure your editor has the insider knowledge to help you out. If they don’t, consider hiring a freelance editor who does." - Victor Ganata
"And let’s say you do your best. You put in all the effort you can. But then when your book comes out, the Internet gets angry. You slowly realize that, for once, the Internet might be right. You made a cultural misstep. If this happens, take comfort in the fact that even flawed characters can inspire. Apologize if necessary, resolve do better, and move on." - Victor Ganata
I think it just comes down to this: if you're going to write outside of your experience, you're probably going to get it wrong. Expect to be criticized. Perhaps savagely. Especially if you're in a creative writing class that's being taught by Junot Diaz. And hopefully you can make things better before you publish. I suppose the whole asymmetry between the experiences of the privileged vs. the non-privileged (in whatever axis) can be regarded as wholy speculative if you really want/need it to be. - Victor Ganata
I wish I could find the source, but I remember something about George R.R. Martin's introduction of Daenerys Targaryen starting with her thinking about how her boobs felt moving under her shirt. I've also seen him being praised for writing women so realistically. I think sometimes men get too much credit for writing "realistic" women because they are slightly less stereotypical. Just a thought. - Heather
Yeah, and Weiss and Benioff definitely make GRRM look a lot better in comparison. But I don't think it's a *huge* stretch to say there's always room for improvement. - Victor Ganata
Stop. It is precisely hammer o' clock.
Did you post this directly to FriendFeed or on Facebook or...? - Gregg Scott
Yes, Dad, I want to hear how I've messed up in moving to California and in my job search. While you're at it, yes, please tell me how awesome one of my older brothers is doing in his job and his promotion, the same brother who was a thieving fuck-up until a couple years ago. Grand.
:( - Anne Bouey
C'mon dad, he's in California. He's already won, geographically. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Also, {big hug} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you. :) Just frustrated. Thanks for letting me vent. - Jed
I am mad at your dad. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'm not super happy with him right now either. :) - Jed
Yvonne Renee
So.... I don't want to jinx it by posting on FB just yet, but.... Luke is potty trained!!!!! YAY!!!!
Yay!!! - Anne Bouey
For the last few months I could tell it was just laziness on his part, but since Portland he's been wearing training pants with cute puppies on them that he does NOT want to soil. That, plus being homebound for a week and me making him use the potty every hour, has sealed the deal!!! - Yvonne Renee
Woohoo!!!!! That's awesome! I planning on kicking it up a notch with Emily once warmer weather sets in. I'll be taking her shopping for undies ^_^ - Melly - #TeamMarina
Warmer weather DEFINITELY made a difference. He either walked around in just training pants or naked when we were hanging out at the hotel in Portland and he really didn't want to pee on the floor... (thank goodness for that!) - Yvonne Renee
Hooray! (Sorry to be late.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Welcome home Stephen! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Corinne L
Two weeks ago I heard a song I really liked, but because I was driving at the time I couldn't jot down any lyrics. Yesterday I did a Internet search for what I remembered, even searching one station's playlists, but no luck. Heard the song again on the radio today, got the lyrics, and now I can listen to it on Spotify whenever I damn well please.
Silly first world problem, I suppose. But it did make me very happy. - Corinne L
Shazam means never having to jot down lyrics. It's also great when you have instrumental tracks from mix cds 15+ years ago that don't have track lists. - Kristin
Soundhound works great to identify on the spot. I voice open the app of I am driving. - Janet from FFHound!
Shazam & Soundhound are on my radar for when I upgrade my phone. My current smartphone has dementia, so I have to be selective with the apps I add. - Corinne L
L.A.M.B. tbh
Victor Ganata
Facebook post about Ferguson leads to firing - KHOU
"She wrote, 'The police need to just start mowing them down with machine guns, purge them,' on her personal Facebook page." - Victor Ganata
"That controversial post on Facebook was never truly private. Nothing on Facebook really is. Within hours, it had been shared multiple times, and it wasn't long before Memorial Hermann found out about it too. They took swift action." - Victor Ganata
"'Even freedom of speech has its consequences,' said the man." - Victor Ganata
"'People have the right of free speech, but employers can fire you for whatever they want in the state of Texas,' said Treece." - Victor Ganata
MoTO: Team Marina
What? - Joe
Aw shucks, B. Thanks for that. Appreciate you, my friend. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Andrew C (✔)
I think a dizzy and confused pygmy hedgehog would be my spirit animal.
Melly - #TeamMarina
If my phone got hacked there would be a lot of cat and dog pictures. - Laura
My phone just has a bunch of naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence... - Steele Lawman
Andrew C (✔)
RT @mikestill: "Leia... Leia is my sister!" "Um... No... that would be an insane coincidence, the galaxy is huge. Weird that you jumped right to Leia."
You know, the Game of Thrones theme song just started playing in my head after reading this. - Victor Ganata
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 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
Needs butter! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Yes. Yes, it does. - Betsy
Apple butter! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Cookie butter. - John (bird whisperer)
Your toast is naked. - holly #ravingfangirl
It's Toast Jim - Me
But not as I know it! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Also, four fried chickens and a Coke. - Steven Perez
^ - Marie
A chicken salad sandwich... hold the mayo, hold the butter, hold the lettuce, hold the chicken. - Ken Morley
Needs more cheese. - April Russo
Why yes, I just sprayed a turkey with a garden hose. #turkeysareassholes
Most people use a turkey baster. - Betsy
That's going to be one moist turkey! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Ha! - Miriella from Android
Multiple people now (including my doctor) have told me I need to slow down a bit, relax. I have no idea how to do this. What do you do to relax?
It kind of depends. In the right circumstances, exercise is more relaxing than watching tv, but other times it's the opposite. Cooking, reading, going thrifting, and doing laundry are all things that i find relaxing, generally. Also, organizing stuff. - Kirsten from Android
Stitching! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Coloring. Sometimes cleaning/organizing. Going out with girlfriends. Reading. Music. - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
Sleeping. - Uli
Yoga taught me how to relax. - Slippy
Knitting! Having lunch on a picnic blanket under a tree for two hours while the sun bakes me. Meditative train rides to work with music. Meditative dish washing chores. :P Naps! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Dolce far niente - the very fact that you ask what people "do" to relax speaks volumes. Exercise and hobbies can be relaxing, but mastering the art of doing nothing may be what you need - Laura Norvig from iPhone
For myself, reading, watching TV, going for a walk in a park, playing video games - whatever lets me 'let go' of doing anything else while I'm doing it. - Jennifer Dittrich
One thing I do is to consciously relax as many muscles as I can. It's surprising how much tension I carry in my face without realizing until I relax. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
What Laura said. Just staring off at nothing is something I'm trying to reclaim. Whiling away time on nothing in particular. And I'm all with Uli on the sleep thing. - MoTO: Team Marina
Learn from a cat? They're pretty good at it. - RepoRat
^^this. Cats are Zen masters. - Corinne L
LB mentioned coloring. Several of my friends were coloring (yes, coloring books) for a while for relaxation. I bought some stained glass and art deco ones at the museum gift shop for a friend. - Betsy
The cursed diamond. #HopeDiamond @ Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
The cursed diamond. #HopeDiamond @ Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
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