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IIRC Addison is a pen name for Sarah Monette, author of Melusine, The Mirador, The Virtu, Corambis, and (with Elizabeth Bear) A Companion to Wolves and The Tempering of Men.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by trunk muffins
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

This is in Northern California. My cat Snape snuck in there, like he does. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by feste, Anitanola
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Yeah, it was cute, but I wanted more doggy retributive violence. Like, Game-of-Thrones-direwolf-style attacking. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Jacqueline, aeschenkarnos
MeFi comment - Last year

Ah, the familiar rage when you get to the section where it's revealed that half the population is effectively subhuman and outside the scope of the author's view. There is one thing more expressive than a Kyrgyz yurt. And that is a Kyrgyz... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ostro, permiechickie, swerve, PigAlien
MeFi comment - Last year

As someone who has long identified as a libertarian but is now more of the bleeding-heart mold per googly's link, here are some questions you might ask and avenues you might pursue: - What is the end of "freedom and personal liberty"?... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by johnasdf, St. Sorryass, The World Famous
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The tactile creativity element is key, at least for me. In occupations where no tangible evidence of your work generally exists, the concrete evidence of accomplishment that comes with cooking, cultivating food, knitting, or even home decorating is a... [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by amanda, rebeccabeagle, velvet winter, hot soup girl, mimi, slow graffiti, axon, junques, bitter-girl.com, bakerina, Jubal Kessler, weeyin, tychotesla, peacheater, PCup, soleiluna, fraula, DulcineaX, sibboleth, jondunc, FirstMateKate, showbiz_liz
MeFi comment - Two years ago

Kill it with fire tea tree oil? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by jamjam, spacewaitress, ghostbikes
MeFi comment - Two years ago

It sounds awful, but: Crocs. They make little Mary Janes and ballet flats out of the same "Croslite" material as the hideous standard clogs. They are the only thing that have never, ever given me a blister when going sockless.... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by caryatid, lakeroon, Iteki, Lynsey, FirstMateKate, hot soup girl
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago


Best Wax Center in Georgetown (Maria) is great, and fairly reasonable in price. Can you take the Circulator bus? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Gonestarfishing
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Yeah, I agree with bingo. Date Republicans. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by stoneandstar
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago



I thought people might be interested: "Metafilter's own," and all that jazz. The brief submitted to the FDA is available here, if anyone wants to delve into the legal issues.... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by RedEmma, Monochrome, tarheelcoxn, zarq, roger ackroyd, exogenous, Jacqueline
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I did not have much in the way of pain after LASIK and neither did my friends who have had it done. Sleeping for most of the 24 hours afterward and kicking back for a couple of days after that was enough. Just remember not to rub your eyes. When I... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mmmcmmm, Hanuman1960, slmorri
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Land's End bathrobe! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by BostonTerrier
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-behind-bars [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ErikaB, angelchrys, cass
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I switched my two (one fat, one thin) from free feeding with dry food to 2x daily wet food. The best way to minimize hungry yowls (and binge/purge vomiting from overeating at mealtime) was a food ball. The holes are adjustable, so they can get a tiny... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zadermatermorts, wigsnatcher
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Etsy plus the wishlist strategy outlined above broke my shopping habit. There's just SO much on Etsy ... much of it is unique, so it's hard to compare between items. And many shops don't take returns or exchanges, so the risk of buying is amped up.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by yohko
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Our strategy for using up fresh veg: - Go to the market and buy whatever looks fresh and tasty. - Go onto foodgawker or tastespotting and run a search for each type of veg. - Bookmark a couple of recipes for each thing in a weekly folder or... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ms.codex
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Job for after grad school?
favorited 3 times, recently by mellifluous, madcaptenor, dmo
Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

My old plan was 3 DVDs/unlimited streaming for $19.99 (no longer offered). I just switched to 2 DVDs/unlimited streaming for $19.98. Is one DVD per month really that much to forgo, given the increase in streamed offerings?... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by theotheramy
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Maybe give a little more thought to the IUD options. Although the pain of insertion is worse than your yearly pap test, you can cut that with drugs taken beforehand. The doctor should be able to write you a scrip for the insertion if the initial... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lvanshima
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Dump this guy. Not in person. Be firm. The only reason you need to break up is "I don't want to be in a relationship with you." Refuse any offers for in-person chats. Talk to the police like they said upthread. Go and stay with a friend for... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by marsha56, Meg_Murry, jbenben
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yeah, I cannot understand why they would disable search for item descriptions (even Ebay has that!) and then introduce "circles" and people searching and all sorts of extraneous garbage. I find a lot fewer cool things now, which presumably... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Hot buttered sockpuppets
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I am short, such that the headrest contour in a non-reclined seat hits me square in the back of the head. To avoid hours of sitting with my head cocked forward, I recline (slowly) and slouch, unless there is a very tall person or a person with a... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by dialetheia, mgar, Space Kitty, torticat
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Try a knitted hat, which is much nicer looking than some dog sledding hat. Alpaca is very warm fiber because is is hollow. Qiviut (Inuit for muskox wool) is said to be even warmer, but it's expensive. A double knitted hat like this one has... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Jurate
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago


Makeover for mahogany dressers?
favorited 2 times, recently by tracicle, misozaki
Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

A set of interchangeable needles runs a bit over your target, but it's the best gift for a relatively new knitter. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jenfullmoon
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The N.K. Jemisin story from the second link, which features a Haitian lesbian spy who takes an airship to New Orleans, is actually pretty decent. So is her recent fantasy novel series.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ShawnStruck, yeloson
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I can describe some of the marketing for similar products that I have seen. There are often fliers at law and business schools describing bespoke tailoring services. If you can convince a budding professional to invest in one of your suits instead of... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by vincele, ceri richard, IAmBroom, emkelley
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The creamy creamless tomato soup recipe is pretty damn awesome. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by jroybal, melorama, zerobyproxy
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Since a lot of college students are technically in their twenties, how is it especially exceptional that people in their twenties have short term (semester? summer?) jobs, move back in with parents (again, is this in the summer? short term?), and... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mbatch
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Goode Co. Seafood or El Tiempo. Goode Co. is nicer. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Midnight Skulker
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Try the Lady Emily Ashton mysteries by Tasha Alexander. The lead is a widow in Victorian England who (as far as I've read!) refuses to remarry so she can maintain her independence.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by peacheater
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Ignore, ignore, ignore. If you have made clear that you want no further contact, responding now just tells him that if he begs you X times, you'll respond. Don't discard any evidence of the attempts at contact (emails, call history, etc.---filter... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by smich
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Actually Scalia and Thomas disagree fairly frequently, it's just not on the high-profile culture war cases that get lots of attention. There have been actual studies of the Supreme Court voting records and they are not the twosome most likely to... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ferdydurke, Snyder, sallybrown
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Try this seller on Etsy. I'm pretty sure I bought something from her on Ebay a year or two ago. They ask for a lot of measurements, and you need to think hard about how much ease you want in the garment, because they will make it exactly to to fit.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dhn
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Make my bed "just right."
favorited 2 times, recently by willbaude, Fui Non Sum
Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

Calling this a gendercide is like following the logic of calling US abortions a "black genocide." No, it makes perfect sense. It's not as if the racially disproportionate rate of abortions in the US is a result of black women... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by arianell, pinothefrog, jedicus, fontophilic, Lord Chancellor
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Throughout human history, young men have been responsible for the vast preponderance of crime and violence—especially single men in countries where status and social acceptance depend on being married and having children, as it does in China and... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Seamus
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

For makeup, buy a Kevyn Aucoin book. Even if you don't want to chance mascara, some contouring with eye shadow might be nice. Slingbacks with a closed toe I find to be a good compromise between professional and fun, but beware of noisy ones (just... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by chicainthecity
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The interesting part of the YLJ study, which is five years old, is that not only do female judges rule differently from male judges (even controlling for political affiliation), but male judges on mixed-gender panels rule differently than they do on... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by strixus
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm pro-choice, and I'm sort of glad that Planned Parenthood isn't shelling out $2.8 million for a counter-ad during the Super Bowl. That's $2.8 million that could have gone to pay for health care (including abortions) to women in need. Why FotF... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by palomar, amarie, schyler523, sotonohito, Deathalicious, pineapple, mikelieman, batmonkey
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

So he's showing them True Blood, basically? Yep, as it says in the second paragraph of the post: "The scenario was broadly organized around the motivating concept of True Blood.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by aeschenkarnos
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Some guy you've been seeing for a month is acting high-handed and contemptuous when you make an informed choice not to do what he wants? DTMFA. [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by marble, Twicketface, jbenben, ohyouknow, coolguymichael, balls, Dormant Gorilla, Solomon, girlstyle, mazienh, hot soup girl, Jacqueline, streetdreams, smoke, aramaic, jgirl, peep
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I benefited from the Turkish propensity for cabbie backscratching on my trip there. My friend and I stayed for several days at a hostel in Istanbul and were flying out. Instead of hailing a cab, the desk clerk offered to call one for us, which was of... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by hawaiitron
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

the calls started the same day I got my new phone That is a weird coincidence. Was the salesperson at the Verizon store male? That would explain the sudden influx of calls to an unlisted number.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dabitch
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Folly. Flirtation, particularly when we are married or in committed relationship, brings us dangerously close to one of the most pernicious sins of all. No, I don’t mean adultery. I mean the sin of using another human being to soothe our own... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Locative, yohko, drjimmy11
Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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