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Don't want to be forced to choose
I do know however if I continue seeing these two people, things are going to get deeper.
Well, then stop seeing these people. If you are interested in seeing multiple people, then you need to find people to see who are OK with that. It sounds like you have found one, but that the other person you are with is maybe not. You say that you don't want to have to choose, but you are going to have to. Not between these two people, but between this person… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:14 PM on March 1, 2009
The plan is to back to the type of work I had in the contract position but am a bit hamstrung by my corporate job's three-month notice period. I'm sending out applications for jobs but hearing nothing back at all, despite getting interviews and work offers before. I know there is more competition generally now but I also think my current job and salary is off-putting, and the notice period I'd need to give is too hefty.
It would be one thing if you… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:05 PM on March 1, 2009
Iron Chef: Potluck Edition
enchiladas de mole
Yeah, I don't really like it, and I understand that it is a tricky thing to cook properly the first time you make it, but some Mexican food with a mole sauce seems like the ideal choice. You've got 1) Mexican, a potluck staple; 2) Mole, a unique and somewhat exotic element; and 3) both items in the challenge.
Depending on the awesomeness of your workplace, figuring out a way to incorporate this Ween album could seal the deal.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:18 PM on March 1, 2009
Help me better appreciate and understand music
Breaking it down - I started listening and separating mentally the bass line, the guitar, the drums, etc. For many years I just heard songs as one big wall of sound, for whatever reasons, I've learned to enjoy focusing in on the parts.
Good point. If you are play video games, playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero: World Tour will really enhance this skill, without the difficulty of learning an actual instrument.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on March 1, 2009
Someone Else Took My Road Not Taken...
I can't help but wonder if, back in March of last year, whether I maybe shouldn't have gone ahead and asked him to move in, and that I made a mistake back then.
You may have, but you'll never know it. Even if it was, I am sorry to tell you that it will not be the last mistake you make. All we can do is hope that we do not make the same mistakes again and again.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:04 AM on March 1, 2009
Science fiction stories in six words.
Time was, a man could die.
That one is really quite good, pracowity.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 AM on March 1, 2009
One inspired by the Six Word Stories site:
Newest comments first drives MeFites insane.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:59 AM on March 1, 2009
Self-links on AskMe
One thing mathowie doesn't mention in his response is that (in my understanding) it can be OK for a member to link to their own site or sites they are involved with in AskMe answers, if it is an appropriate answer to the question. If it were me, I would be damn sure there was no other place online to get similar information before doing it, and I would be very up front about it being a "self-link".
I have also had good luck with using the… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:34 AM on March 1, 2009
Proper Display of a Flag
The only applicable sections of the US Flag Code I can find might be the following:
"S. 6. a. It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness...
S. 6. c. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:57 PM on February 27, 2009 marked best answer
More interesting ways to get her off? (NSFW)
I just want to reiterate the fact that sex is not a race to the orgasm. Don't assume that just because she is not on Cumming Street that you are not getting anywhere. Talk to her about it sometime when you are not being intimate. Find out what she likes, what she is into, what she doesn't like, what she might like to try sometime, etc, etc. After almost 15 years of crazy sexy fun, Ms Steady and I still catch up every once in a while about the sex department. Best thing about those types of… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:35 PM on February 27, 2009
I know what you like...now what do you hate?
No one has said this yet, but I wish the ringtones were louder. In any kind of noisy environment, you will not hear the thing ring.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:42 PM on February 27, 2009
What all the cabal kids would be wearing these days, if they could.
I want a blue bra that says [2 favorites] on it. And underpants that say "fantastic post" on the rear.
Wasn't there a [more inside] maternity shirt a while ago?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:29 PM on February 25, 2009
R.I.P. Philip Jose Farmer
Loved his fascinating ideas. Like many others here, his writing had a big effect on my literary upbringing.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:34 AM on February 25, 2009
Our 9 year old Lab finds the hardwood stairs too slippery.
They make little adhesive carpet pads you can apply to each step individually. Here are some examples. Would that be more acceptable to your wife? Some of them are rubber and not carpet.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on February 25, 2009
The 'W' is Silent
Could you call it an "archaic pronunciation"? That doesn't give you any kind of clue as to the traditional (the descriptivist in me won't let me say "correct") pronunciation, but at least it communicates rather well that it is not normal.
Also, to this American, saying that "the w in Southwark is silent" is just the tip of the pronunciation iceberg, but we won't get into that...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:27 PM on February 24, 2009
Wha Wha Wibble
this is sounding more like a witch hunt and kind of despicable to boot.
You are forgetting the fact that HE'S A WITCH. He has plagiarized. Multiple times. Almost word-for-word. As the punchline of his comic strip, adding almost nothing to the stolen content. I'm not sure how much more plagiarizy this guy has to get before people quit telling us to ease up on him.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:47 AM on February 24, 2009
I don't see anybody here saying he didn't plagiarize.
So then why not fuck with his livelihood? David Bowie and Queen fucked with Vanilla Ice's livelihood when he stole their material. The New York Times fucked with Jayson Blair's livelihood when he stole stories from other reporters. I am sometimes willing to cut a plagiarist some slack when the appropriation seems to be accidental, or when the stolen material is a small part of… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:25 AM on February 24, 2009
Protective, loving dogs and vulnerable, little babies
We got our dog about three months before the birth of our first son. She immediately incorporated him into her circle of protection.
This is probably the outcome in, I'm going to say, 9 out of 10 cases of new baby+protective dog. If it is not the outcome you are going to get, you will see it immediately (like the situation billysumday mentions, and it will probably mean finding a new home for your pup.
The whole… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:00 PM on February 23, 2009
SWM seeks dream.
I rarely remember my dreams, but when I do, they are almost never cohesive in any kind of useful or even interesting way. They are usually something like, "I was in my old high school, but it was also somehow a supermarket. Sean Penn from Fast Times at Ridgemont High and I were running from a bunch of vampires, and I was trying to open this door that was locked or stuck or something, until I opened it and then it was the door of my old Saab. I think the vampires were… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:44 AM on February 23, 2009
Every once in a blue moon, my dreaming self will completely realize that I'm dreaming, but I won't immediately wake up. When this happens, the closest analogue is day-dreaming... I can pretty much imagine whatever I want, but my sense of actually experiencing it is much stronger.
Mmm, yeah, this. I should mention that as a young teen I had awful recurring nightmares about being chased by vampires (hence their appearance in my comment above). I was… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:51 AM on February 23, 2009
Recurring folds in my shirts
517 is right. I have found that all kinds of placket wrinkling can be minimized (but not eliminated) by washing shirts inside-out with all the buttons done up. Takes a few extra minutes when undressing or loading the washer, but it's worth the savings in ironing time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:13 AM on February 23, 2009 marked best answer
Any book out there similar to Ramona the Pest??
You are right in the wheelhouse for Junie B. Jones. My daughter couldn't get enough of her between the ages 4 and 6.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:16 PM on February 19, 2009
she's takin' a piss!
I suppose it could be, though I've never heard of a cat that did it for that reason regularly. With a cat of that age, I would be more concerned about some kind of urinary disease. Pay attention to her litterbox habits for the next few days. If she is going in and out of the box frequently, if she cries while urinating, if she tries to urinate but can't, or if she has any other accidents, she should see a vet.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:35 AM on February 19, 2009
what is the connection between urinary disease and not going in the litterbox?
There are several reasons. First is what kindall said above -- avoidance of the litterbox because of associations with pain. There is also the fact that cats with urinary issues will avoid urination for as long as possible, so that when they eventually REALLY have to go, they may not be able to get to the box. Finally, the urge to urinate seems to come on more abruptly and… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:22 AM on February 19, 2009
there is also the chance of urinary blockage. think the feline version of kidney stones
This is far less likely to be the case with a female cat. Urinary blockages are almost exclusively seen in male cats (and are seen disproportionately often in male orange cats, for some reason). But for future reference, fancyoats is right -- a urinary obstruction can be fatal within a few days. If your male cat is straining to urinate but little or nothing is… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:42 PM on February 19, 2009
How do I tell you what name to call me?
Let's get something straight right off the bat -- spending an inordinate amount of time straightening out health insurance documents is not confined to first/middle name problems. Just try telling them that you cannot receive mail anywhere but a PO Box -- it's like their heads explode. You cannot guarantee that paperwork will be understood correctly.
That said, I agree with the folks that suggest you drop your first name entirely (I hope middlelast.com is available).… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:37 PM on February 19, 2009
Is he suggesting the President needs to be shot?
Christ, what an asshole.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:55 AM on February 19, 2009
Friends Help Friends Who are Under the Weather.
People, no more arguing! The console wars are over. They're BFFs for chrissakes!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:43 AM on February 19, 2009
What do you wish you had done to your new house before you moved in?
Last time on "Pimp my house"...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:27 AM on February 18, 2009
MeFi, meet T-Mobile. T-Mobile, MeFi.
MetaFilter: if there's something we can do, we'll do it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:27 PM on February 17, 2009
It seemed too trivial not to post it here
Awesome. Suck it, Time Magazine!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:40 PM on February 17, 2009
NWY -> STP (nc)
It would be great to take some of the post-game discussion to the wiki Diplo page for future reference. EZ1 seems to be approaching endgame as well, so perhaps we should try and set up another new game or two once it ends. I'd love to see one of the variant games set up. There was some discussion about Chaos above...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:53 AM on February 17, 2009
Is it possible in DP Judge games to declare a joint victory? I seem to remember in the few live games I have played that two or more powers with +18 SCs amongst them could agree to a joint victory, even if there were other active players remaining.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:52 AM on February 17, 2009
NSFW - banged up my male organ...solutions.
I have had this occasionally, and switching from boxers to briefs temporarily really helps the healing. Also, I don't know what counts as "normal wear and tear" for you, but try to avoid any... stimulation if at all possible.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:21 AM on February 17, 2009
Name our farm!
I know it's an in-joke, but I really like "Beanplate Farms". It has a warm, cozy feel to it that speaks to nourishment and abundance. It also has connotations of tradition (old fashioned Boston Baked Beans) and community (bean dinners). I can envision a nice logo, too -- tendrils of steam rising off a heaping plate of beans. The .com domain appears to be available, too.
See what I did there?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:27 AM on February 17, 2009
"V" is for "Valiant"
Your strength as a parent is inspiring. I wish you peace.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:55 AM on February 17, 2009
Figuring out the coldness
This happened to me more than a couple of times with female friends in college, once they realized that there was no chase my long distance relationship (with the woman who is now my wife) was going away. It sucks. You also cannot be sure that this explains the situation, especially if you and she have never had a really close relationship. Given the fact that you must work with the person, it might be worthwhile to just touch base with her and make sure there is no problem brewing between you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:04 PM on February 16, 2009
Can dogs fall out of windows?
I used to work in an emergency animal hospital and I can think of at least 5 or 6 animals we treated over the last year who jumped or fell from second story windows. Here's a product that might help, depending on the teeniness of your chichi.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:08 AM on February 16, 2009
Help Me Protect My PC Please?
AVG had some issues (with Vista in particular) a while back, but they seem to have resolved them. Of course, with the free version you have little recourse to customer support if something does go wrong, but there are numerous decent forums for AVG Free.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:44 AM on February 14, 2009
blue_beetle, if you have a MetaFilter Cabal-class headjack you can plug your ethernet connection directly into it (the adapter is only like 10 Euro at the MeFi Pro Shop) and it will resolve all the MetaFilter Network data feeds into STMDP (Short-Term Memory Data Protocol). It's a little disorienting remembering threads that you've never read, but if you manually adjust your headjack's Temporal Offset (just telnet into the headjack from any computer on your LAN) you can make it more manageable.… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:52 AM on February 13, 2009
Actually, blue_beetle, the Timeshare is kind of a dump. I think some of the smaller cabins on MeFisland still have offseason availability next year, though.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:50 PM on February 13, 2009
Joanna has flair, needs shirt
In line with hungrysquirrel's comment -- depending on your level of committment/professionalism and your budget, a white polo, some green fabric paint and a small foam roller brush might do the trick without getting bobbins involved.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:41 AM on February 12, 2009
The list is by MeFi's Own, by the way. Yeah, it's kind of a mixed bag, but I think he does a pretty good job. I like the inclusion of The Game, frankly. My favorite moment in that movie is when Michael Douglas' character is desperately trying to get help from a friend and Douglas knocks on the friend's door late at night. While he waits for them to answer, a siren is heard in the distance and Douglas instantly spins around, his ears pricking up to hear what fresh hell this… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:17 AM on February 12, 2009
What are taters doing in AskMe
Based on the "tators" spelling, I prefer to pronounce the word "ta-TORS". It makes this whole thread even funnier.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:53 AM on February 12, 2009
Cortex: My friend write, he get message, he show metafilter. Why no?
Why is there a metafilter policy against pretending to be a girl dying of cancer?
Why is there a metafilter policy against unpublishing sex columnists?
Why is there a metafilter policy against shady charities?
Why is there a metafilter policy against injecting SQL exploits?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:59 PM on February 11, 2009
Big thanks to a helpful MeFi-ite
Also you used the word "MeFi-ite" instead of the perfectly reasonable MeFite (Me? Fight?).
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:47 PM on February 11, 2009
More like I need widsom insertion, amirite?
Hey, I just had my wisdom teeth out on Friday! This was my first time under general anesthesia, and it was a great as people suggest. They give you an IV, you blink, and somehow while you were blinking they've had a bit of a dig-around in your mouth.
As far as how you will respond to the anesthesia? Can't say. From what I understand, it is nothing like pain relievers like oxycodone and acetaminophen (the ingredients in a Percocet). For what it is worth, I seem to be… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:12 PM on February 9, 2009
I have a big butt and I cannot lie.
I think that part of the issue is that the sunlight is different and US clothing tends to look rather brash in the softer Northen European sunlight.
My wife is plus-sized, and when we went to Milan recently there was just nothing there for her in terms of clothes. Could she have found something that fit in one of the chains boudicca mentions? Maybe, but struggling to fit into unfamiliar-sized clothes is not her idea of a… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:35 AM on February 5, 2009 marked best answer
"Was the post on Ask Metafilter about ME???"
It's always fun to see new folks get introduced to fr0zen and xteraco. I'm not sure if anyone specifically pointed out the MeTa thread about their AskMe, and since it's so long, I just wanted to highlight languagehat's The Ballad of fr0zen and xteraco. I don't think cortex ever ended up putting it to music like he threatened to, unfortunately, but it is still genius.
Hey, what happened to the B I link buttons?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:02 PM on February 4, 2009
Brilliant but cancelled?
I say it every time this kind of question comes up, but PLEASE SOMEONE watch Now and Again. It premiered around the same time as Once and Again, and the name confusion didn't help, I guess. It is a fairly complete one season drama about a guy whose brain is put into the body of a secret government supersoldier. Most of the plot involves his attempts to contact his wife and teenage daughter, who believe him to be dead. It stars an excellent Dennis… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:37 PM on February 4, 2009