You need to decide what you want. If you want a sexual relationship, this doesn't sound like the gal for you. Most women I know are pretty sexual beings. They know when someone turns them on. They may choose whether to act on that feeling, but they know what they feel. And you'd both be feeling it. Chemistry is undeniable. And essential.
So . . . it sounds like she doesn't have mojo for you.
Since many people do believe in psychic powers, he's like a fiction writer trying to pass his work off as non-fiction (and justifying it by calling himself an entertainer).
I appreciate your reasoned and sane approach to the issue, grumblebee (as usual), but I have to disagree. While I think it is true that some psychics operate this way, I'd suggest that there are many people who bill themselves as psychics who either explicitly or implicitly... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:03 AM on August 22, 2007
My wife and I routinely get on each other's case (in a nice way) about being consistent because it is very easy to give into a whiny toddler when you just want the noise to stop, and everybody does it sometimes. We try to communicate and have a single game plan on how to deal with things so that mixed messages happen less often.
This is key. You have to be a team, and part of being a team is giving your teammates constructive criticism. Certainly... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 3:11 PM on August 20, 2007
the monkeys who say "The computer told us to do it"
I, too, think your argument is eminently reasonable, and you will likely get some satisfaction by continuing to escalate the situation. I just wanted to point out that the "monkeys" are just people like you and me who are doing their job and very likely have absolutely no discretion about what to do or when to do it, based on what their software/managers tell them to do.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:36 AM on August 18, 2007 marked best answer
And to Rock Steady: Yes, I have been polite (but assertive) with the monkeys. That's how I got to the stage I'm at now, waiting for a manager's supervisor to call me back. I'm three-rungs up the ladder so far, and I'm wondering how many more I'll have to climb.
I certainly didn't mean to imply you hadn't been, I just always like to remind people in Customer Service Hell that (sadly) the monkeys the public interact with are usually not the monkeys... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 3:02 PM on August 20, 2007
Do you have any kind of connection to the big Brazilian community in Somerville? There must be some pretty amazing players just hanging around the Union Square area. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 12:26 PM on August 18, 2007
Animals can be hit by a car and suffer no or very little external injuries, but can be pretty badly hurt internally, which can cause death (internal bleeding, collapsed lungs). Less likely with a kitten, but still possible. The proximity of the mouse does suggest poison though -- cats can ingest fatal doses of poison by eating poisoned mice, or can eat the poison themselves, depending on what form it is in. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:10 AM on August 18, 2007
Wow, I just spent far too much time reading the long, strange, troubled saga of Boatmurdered. Thanks for it, BLF. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:44 PM on August 12, 2007
I think I'll download this.
Don't do it, Mulp. I was up until 3 am last night, telling myself, "just one more season..." posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:20 PM on August 13, 2007
Dwarf Fortress: Stupid dwarves
You get so much gorram detail on these fricking dwarves and what you want them to do, but you can't tell them, "Move the rocks out of the doorway so I can shut it so I can flood your farm, you morans." posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:03 AM on August 18, 2007
I just recently (like, in the past couple of weeks) reread that thread for some reason, and I was disappointed that there was no resolution, so I am superglad to see this.
I hope that I really was in fact kind to you back in middle school. I don't think of those as my kind years.
I suspect we can all say that to some extent or another. I think it is fabulous that not only have you expressed your gratitude to this person, but... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:58 PM on August 17, 2007
It pisses me off that if I took her name I'd be forever targeted by my coworkers and perceived as vulnerable and cowardly, impeding my considerable career ambitions (let's just say I don't look Irish).
Neither does Mr. O'Neal. Seriously, though, I can appreciate the fear that taking your wife's name would be questioned and looked down upon by many, but don't you think that changing your name at all would get exactly the same reaction?... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 8:50 PM on August 15, 2007
I'll agree with the commenter who suggested that the vibrating razors really do add something. I have a very tough beard, and it used to be that I just could not shave unless I took a hot shower beforehand. With the vibrator I can shave with just a quick soak. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:59 PM on August 15, 2007
Awesome. This is the kind of random stuff that makes the world worth living in. I'd love some more background on the preservation efforts and history of the place, if you (or others) have any. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:56 PM on August 13, 2007
Not the original asker, but that is great lampshade. Any chance you could give a little insight into the "why" of your formulas? Particularly the double dashes and the greater than signs? posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:42 AM on August 12, 2007
This is optimally a two-person job. You are going to want to wrap him up in a towel, and put your hand on top of his head with your thumb on one side of the jawbone and your middle finger on the other side (you will feel bumps at the right spots). Slowly pull the head back until his nose is pointing straight up in the air. This should open his mouth. Take another hand (yours or an assistant's) and put the tip of your index finger... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:01 PM on August 11, 2007
Seconding mai. Schools are very used to students who live in temporary (or even non-existent) housing. I would make some effort to find a temporary situation in the district you will end up in, to minimize disruption to the kids, but I would be surprised if school districts in the area do not have procedures for situations just like yours. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:48 PM on August 11, 2007
Um. Not sure what you mean here. All the old IMGs are still around, there are just no new ones. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:45 PM on August 9, 2007
Like Burhanistan said. Also there is a Greasemonkey script that purports to turn .jpg links to inline images, but it seems to work sporadically at best, for me. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:48 PM on August 9, 2007
You are thinking of clockworktimer.com, but it has been unavailable for months. There is a link on the cached page to download the source, and if you could give me a pointer on how to turn that into a locally-running version, I'd be much obliged.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:21 PM on August 9, 2007
Great idea, great thread. This is what AskMe is for!
How about just "add a chore or appointment to the request to get an automatic no"? Could be as vague as "I know we have that thing tomorrow, but..."
Also, a slight derail -- growing up my brother and I had a code phrase we could give our parents that meant we were absolutely telling the full and complete truth. Of course, we could have used the phrase in a lie, but if we... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:49 AM on August 8, 2007
I think the problem is there IS NO "technically" here. There is only tradition. Tradition has held that it is only the male heirs who take suffixes, but that tradition may be changing. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:49 AM on August 8, 2007
Just potty trained our three year old daughter and buy-in was crucial. Once she decided, it was like a switch went off and boom, she could even make it through the night.
Yup. We have plenty of friends who potty trained early (18 months?) by rote/routine and they had frequent accidents. We waited. Had a potty around, let our three year old try it for a few minutes at a time (no pressure), but she didn't seem to be getting the knack. One day, she... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 4:59 PM on August 5, 2007
I don't know if it is something inherent in the medical field, but at nearly every veterinary hospital my wife has worked at, the level of sexual innuendo and humor has been extremely high. Usually it is good natured and accepted by all parties, but sometimes it is a bit creepy. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 4:01 AM on August 5, 2007
This has made the whole Internet thing worth it. That version of Lithium was just... I don't even have the words.
And who'd have thought Nolan Bushnell and Chuck E. would be linked so closely? When I think of the video games at the few Chuck E. Cheeses I have been to, they were beat-up, out-of-date, second-tier machines, and I always assumed video games were a poorly thought out, late addition to the Chuck E Cheese formula. The fact that they were in fact the driving... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:02 AM on August 2, 2007
I had this problem with 188.8.131.52. Following the directions here fixed it fairly easily. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 12:29 PM on August 1, 2007 marked best answer
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, I guess. Seems to be a random occurrence since 2.0 -- I think the Google result that lead me to that fix was someone who had the problem with 184.108.40.206 or .4. The safe mode didn't work for me either. I actually seem to remember I had to do something screwy like create a new default profile and move my extensions folder into it, now that I think about it. Anyway, glad I could help. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:19 PM on August 1, 2007
One of the most useful skills I have learned as a parent of a child with 6 grandparents, and 3 great-grandparents is how to graciously accept unwanted and undesired gifts. With a boundary-overstepping grandparent, this is even more important. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 12:43 PM on August 1, 2007
I have been known to like a good ginger beer. Also, I still miss Spezi from my trip to Germany -- it was a cola/citrus blend. You could also get a half-beer, half-spezi concoction that was actually quite good (to this non-beer drinker). posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:12 PM on July 30, 2007
A friend of mine runs Fritz Glass in Dennis, MA, on Cape Cod. He blows glass in the shop/studio often, but you might want to call in advance. He doesn't have a web site (yet), but this guy's blog does a good little write up. It's not exactly near Boston, but it's closer that Queechee; plus, Cape Cod! posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 11:21 AM on July 30, 2007 marked best answer
My wife hires veterinary technicians. Err on the side of too formal. Jeans and sneakers would not be looked on favorably. A suit would be perfectly acceptable. Your experience or answers to questions will make your understanding of the job requirements apparent. Also, a call is probably a good idea. All of the vets I know are so harried and busy that if your resume is at least half decent and they have you on the phone they will probably just tell you to come in for an interview. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:52 AM on July 30, 2007 marked best answer
tastybrains makes a good point if you are not familiar with the field -- many times hospitals will ask you to come in for a day/half-day of observation and practical interviewing as a kind of second interview (sometimes they pay you for this, usually not). For this you should definitely wear scrubs or comfortable casual wear that you don't mind getting filthy. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:56 AM on July 30, 2007
I may have an OS8-compatible modem floating around here somewhere from my Performa 6300 (I am taking offers, BTW. Low End Mac calls it one of the "Macs to be avoided at all costs"!). That plus a free 1000 hours AOL CD will get you email, asuming you've got Eudora or something on there. Let me know if you want it (or the Performa -- For A Limited Time Only, 300 lb. 15" CRT included FREE*).
* plus shipping & handling posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:35 PM on July 29, 2007
Most recently, it's come to my attention that they've been discussing me behind my back.
I don't mean this to be offensive, poster, but it always baffles me when people get upset about other people "talking behind their back". So, am I actually supposed to make you a part of every single conversation that you are mentioned in? This is what we as social monkeys do. We talk about what we think of other people. We talk about what we think... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:45 PM on July 26, 2007