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I'm not a professional writer, but it seems to me you'd be best off reading whatever is closest to the type of thing you hope to write. If you want to be a journalist, #1, a novelist #2 or an academic author #3. If none of the above, then maybe #2 is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

"A landlord shall maintain in good and safe working order and condition all electrical ... appliances supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord." Unless a washing machine is required by law in your jurisdiction, I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I really want to reiterate that she just isn't computer illiterate, she is almost a computer denier. "The best thing about the iPad, Mother Vox, is that it's not a computer. It's really more like a cell phone or Maggie, in that it is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Your partner cannot stand up for you at work, because he/she is just another coworker when you're at work. I have worked at the same company as my wife, and I would go so far as to say your partner cannot stand up for you at work,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Is there a easy-to-reference database of what all these team abbreviations are? I'm building a pretty compelling narrative around the exploits of this plucky young American footballer who happens to share my name, and now that I've he's moved from... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

If you're looking for good MST episodes on YT then please watch "Werewolf " post haste. "The windup... and the pitch..." "Whar-wulf?" I AM DEAD OF LAUGHING.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

It's not awful advice; it'd be my first inclination as well, to avoid conflict. But it's probably a great opportunity to establish boundaries with a new baby in the house, so it's not a strategic move at this point. I would do both. Have... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I also appreciated the faux movie theater slide show before the movie. The best was the one headed Movie Mistakes (y'know, for funny continuity errors and bloopers and stuff), but the only text on the slide was "Sam Worthington.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I think kids of that age love to learn how their lives would have been different in X civilization. At what age did formal schooling end, at what age would you be marriageable, at what age would you be working all day, what... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

It's probably just trying to warn us about what the owls are planning. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Speaking with someone who doesn't speak perfect English is fun! It is fascinating to hear the types of mistakes they make, and that makes you appreciate your own fluency all the more. You get to hear the hilarious malapropisms they make (in a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Look, none of these dudes are dudes you want to be with. I mean, guy #1 is maybe just not a great communicator about his sexual needs, and that might be fixable with some good, honest fully-clothed conversations, but guys #2 and #3 are flat out dicks.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Don't forget, they also shoot the scene a dozen times, and they can pick and choose the shots where Colin's pooch isn't as prominent, or Kate's flab is not flabbing, or whatever.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Thanks to excellent advice here, we're going to have a leisurely dinner next week to share our feelings about getting married and building a future together. That... doesn't seem like a black mark, exactly. There is a little tough love in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I wanted to play it cool and be casual and solid about this dating thing and again, just don't want to blow it with my hormones. Telling a new dudefriend about your menstrual cycle is not cool and casual.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Or if the cost of an animal's medical care would wipe out their profits or cost them money, do they just let it die? Not necessarily. The animal hospital I work at sees all the avian and exotic animals from a local mega pet store, and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

After sending a message like those suggested by jacalata and softlord, you might also want to send another "just thinking of you" message if you can figure out when the movie has wrapped, if you are able to do so, otherwise maybe towards... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Also, don't feel bad if you decide you want to just end it with him. If you are not getting what you want out of a six-month-old relationship, you are under no obligation to try and make it work. It's never a bad idea to put forth at least a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I did not know that - they broke the rules for him? I like to think they just kinda bent the rules around the foul pole for him. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

kitcat: "I just wanted to clarify that I want him to be honest with me about how I did overall." He may not know, frankly, and if he is that busy, it may not really be worth his time to find out. If he has been that absent, you... [more]
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inturnaround: "In a non-intimate setting, tell her that you think she's beautiful no matter what and that if she chooses to have the surgery for herself, you will support her decision and if she chooses not to, you will support that, too.... [more]
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What is the best way to proceed if I want to a) have a truthful discussion of my performance with my supervisor, and b) want to leave things open on whether or not I'd like to work here when I graduate, which will be in a mere four months? Also,... [more]
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The worst part of this is that the rich will end up paying less! Since they have more disposable income, brands will compete harder to earn their loyalty, and offer them lower and lower prices.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That's the kind of book cover that makes e-readers really worth it. Not sure I'd be real comfortable pulling that one out on the subway. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Not everyone reads the same sites you read. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I fear that I over disclosed and made this person uncomfortable. I would be SURPRISED if I didn't make this person feel uncomfortable... This: She provided good advice, shared her own experiences, didn't judge me outwardly at least,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I honestly think the NBA would be better off to declare all players free agents at the end of the season and choose up sides, playground-style, a couple of months before the start of the new one begins.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Manos Live! Coming this Thursday to a theater near you! [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

The Deej: "Also, this Los Angeles seems to be a west coast California town of some distinction." Also, these towns seem to be organized agglomerations of human settlements, usually having some or all of the appurtenances of local... [more]
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valkyryn: "That's just two examples. But the idea that being poor is expensive is pretty axiomatic." Totally get that. I'm just frustrated to see another way for it to be demonstrated pop up.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

One way I could see this benefiting athletes is by having the stretching/pulling feeling of the tape on their skin reinforce the "right" motions of their body and muscles for their sport or event - using all their abdominals on... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

You can't change someone who doesn't want to change. I think the best outcome in this situation is to focus on your father, and make sure his mental and physical health is as good as it can possibly be. Encourage him to visit and do other things by... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

This is less an "edit window" and more a "typo fixer". This is a great idea. I'd suggest the button for this feature being something like [fix typo] or [correct error] instead of [edit comment]. Sends a much clearer... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

OMG babies. If you wake a sleeping baby by shining headlights into their room, whoever put them to bed gets to kick you in the face. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Oh, another possibility just occurred to me from out of the mists of my own adolescence: If it is really late, it may be teenagers coming home after curfew and not wanting to wake the parents.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Problem is... he paid using his Credit Card and, on the billing info, instead of writing his address down he used mine Did he put your address in the "Ship To" area? If so, best case scenario is the order goes through anyway,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

now the comment is UTTER PERFECTION link or it never happened What about a trial run on just one of the subsites? You could start with Ask, as it is a part of the site where the comments are not really supposed to refer to each other... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

A simpler solution might be to offer a required drop-down edit reason. "Edited for factual error," "edited for clarity," "edited for grammatical error," and so on. We could also add "edited for... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

asnider: "good luck on the next project" "A Conception at the ICA" followed relatively promptly by "An Internment at the County Jail".... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Can you sit down with your spouse and come up with some kind of schedule/quota that is acceptable to you both? Something like "Six visits per year, and you can back out of two of them, plus the week vacation". Once it is agreed upon, you... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Mentioned (obviously) in the article, but for reference: I'm not.. I'm not that strong a swimmer. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Which is why I believe every Olympic heat and event should include one average human for comparison's sake. I've been saying this all along, and I am totally serious about it. You could have contests all around the world to see who would... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Andrhia: "OP, there are two things I'm picking out of your question. One is that she didn't start out like this; the first few months were about as you expected. If this situation has changed, then presumably something occurred to make her... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Look, I agree with everyone who says that people are different, and that you may want to count your blessings about having a keeps-to-themself roomie, but this: I recently went to the kitchen where she was cooking herself lunch. She turned the... [more]
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I'm disturbed by the words "Lionel Ritchie head". [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I used to work at a vet's office that sold HomeAgain chips. The annual fee is an added level of service. I know it includes a fax blast service that faxes all vets and shelters in the area if you pet is lost, along with some other things. The... [more]
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I'm not sure he'd cotton to using a mouse and keyboard from the couch I tried to teach my grandfather to use the computer, and I can tell you from experience, that he may not cotton to using a mouse period. It was insanely... [more]
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If you replace "wine" with "bananas" and "alcohol" with "potassium" in your question, I think everyone here would tell you to find whatever health benefits potassium might provide from some other source.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I quite like the "Never Bring a Mustache to a Beard Fight" t-shirt they are selling. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm really glad that I watch Doctor Who with my 11-year-old daughter. Her enthusiasm and passion really washes away a lot of the cynicism and snark I see any time I try to get into discussions of it with adults. If you were to watch her barrel around... [more]
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