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If I had all the money I’d be driving my old car and wearing my old clothes while I installed tall stuff. Same, only I am short. So for a 5' 2" person. No high cabinets, or some sort of steps built in to get to all of them… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Wordshore, sockermom, ifjuly
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

Moss Man (who I swear also had a strange, piney scent). Yes! As a grown up moss enthusiast, my sister thought I should have one of these. I do and it definitely has a smell to it! My super young kid things I loved were: blocks, bigger… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bookworm4125
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

I agree with others, that you don't yet have a dispute. However, this might be a great time to put together a policy! (this is what saves our ass in libraries all the time) It can be a friendly thing that would be useful for new members with info… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by sarcasticah, zeusianfog
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

The folks I know at Twitter have their heart in the right place. That's the terrible thing: well meaning progressive people can also fail very hard at creating safe, reasonable spaces for discourse. This is my feeling. They are… [more]
favorited 68 times, recently by Baphomet's Prime, adrienneleigh, The corpse in the library, shelbaroo, hydropsyche, Rev. Syung Myung Me, a moisturizing whip, erisfree, sio42, The Great Big Mulp, sophieblue, camyram, rainydayfilms, cats are weird, virago, gamera, seyirci, vasi, glhaynes, adamsc, Recliner of Rage, thetarium, ch1x0r, nathan_teske, Space Kitty, kwaller, halation, waitangi, maudlin, homunculus, mayonnaises, Servo5678, faineg, Dressed to Kill, Secret Life of Gravy, schadenfrau, notquitemaryann, sockermom, en forme de poire
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

We have a local hackerspace in my city, but the website so clearly screams DUDE ZONE that I have zero interest in checking it out, despite the fact I'm teaching myself some interesting coding projects. This is the way I've felt about the… [more]
favorited 39 times, recently by annathea
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

tweets that glorifies violence. Also, you can tell me if I am being too internet-person about this, but if I was making a big "We are paying attention and caring, this time for real" statement I might actually spellcheck and… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by adrienneleigh, Devoidoid, palindromic, Recliner of Rage, Lexica, nightrecordings, agregoli, camyram, mcduff, melissasaurus, goofyfoot, Proofs and Refutations, Yowser, elsietheeel, No-sword, The Whelk
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

New rules around: unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence. Interesting. I mean, good I guess. But when I think about what I as a woman not on twitter today want to… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by adrienneleigh, vasi, tavella, erisfree, Lexica, nightrecordings, tapir-whorf, camyram, rainydayfilms, melissasaurus, Proofs and Refutations, Mavri, faineg, Artw, virago, chrchr
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

have found it surprisingly useful for politics. I don't really see any other use for it. It's highly personal I think. For me it keeps me in touch with librarians worldwide and there is no other useful channel where I can do that with… [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by adrienneleigh, kelborel, Secret Sparrow, rifflesby, oceanjesse, Recliner of Rage, ob1quixote, rory, Mavri, seyirci, homunculus, Proofs and Refutations, mediareport, zamboni, thetarium, asteria, melissasaurus, Lexica, Secret Life of Gravy, languagehat, Wilder, waitangi, epj, joedan, Numenius, mountmccabe, Kato, ChuraChura, NoxAeternum, bongo_x, Catseye, phooky, Kitteh
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

But if the people fighting the good fight are going to split down the middle and do opposites all the time, then just...what the fuck. With respect and kindness... People are complicated. Other people often use these complications as a… [more]
favorited 38 times, recently by adrienneleigh, Harvey Kilobit, Glinn, Secret Sparrow, erisfree, amanda, urbanwhaleshark, Wilder, virago, Proofs and Refutations, Recliner of Rage, 23skidoo, daybeforetheday, epj, Thella, ghost phoneme, skoosh, runtina, Lexica, Dressed to Kill, Gorgik, schadenfrau, Hairy Lobster, loquacious, twist my arm, en forme de poire
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

When you say you've sent messages, does that just mean emails or letters? Seconding possibly calling if you haven't gone that way, though I presume because you've heard back they have at least acknowledged receiving your communication. My… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by kimberussell
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

LYNDA! As people have said. The best thing is to have a task oriented project that's just a little outside of her skill range ("Hey great resume, let's redo it using a template in MS Word...") and then stepping through the useful tutorials… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by OntologicalPuppy
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Chow mein sandwiches are a thing in the Fall River area of Massachusetts. Coffee milk is also a thing in that same general area. Don't know if Apple Pie With Cheese counts as esoteric enough, but it's a thing on menus up here in Vermont and here's a… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by stilist, lalochezia, lazywhinerkid, roguepotato, Seeking Direction
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I am shy but not introverted. When people have pointed out my shyness the response I've been happiest and most comfortable with is to simply agree with them. Yeah this is me. I am shy around new people but am pretty gregarious in a group… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lazuli
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I have a Tom Bihn bag and it's the best too-much-money I ever spent on luggage (also they gave me a discount because apparently MeFi sent them a lot of traffic way back when). I was having a hard time conjuring up stuff until I looked at my questions… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by ZeusHumms, flourpot
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

(check your MeMail, I offered you a place to stay but I think I didn't read that you weren't here til the weekend... so ping me to go get a beer or something) Montreal is SUPER doable. I was just there last week and it's basically two hours from… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by terrapin, roger ackroyd
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Canada Mints from Necco are exactly what you are looking for. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by namewithoutwords, AmandaA
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I've still got a ways to go before I pay off my debt. What's the one lifestyle change that saved you the most money? My opinion on your lifestyle doesn't matter. But it sounds like having a goal like "I will pay down this debt in X… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by FireFountain, Tiny Bungalow, Jade Dragon, col_pogo
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I am on my town's Board of Appeals where people dispute the assessed value of their homes. I spend a lot of times talking with listers, homeowners, and assessors. While sometimes people will look at asking prices if there are literally no… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by life moves pretty fast, vignettist, FireFountain, fingersandtoes
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

this is implies entering a long-term financial agreement, which I can't do for the same reasons why I cannot contribute to the house in the first place (not to mention that this would seem to be opening a legal minefield). Assuming there… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by peanut butter milkshake, snickerdoodle, rabbitrabbit
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

of course it was! [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by maryr
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

Since the MLIS is considered a "terminal" degree in the field, I was able to use one to get a job teaching technology classes (how to make a website sort of stuff) at my local community college. I have had a lot of non-library jobs with my… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tofu_crouton
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I work on raising my eyebrows slightly which can change a somewhat negative and dour expression to one that looks a little inquisitive and awake. Takes notes, keep the eyebrows up, count the minutes. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Amy NM, hydrobatidae
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Pore size is simply a function of aging. Also genetics. Some people have less visible pores just in general, though everyone's get more visible as they are and their skin gets less elastic. Weight gain and loss, as well as… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by The corpse in the library
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I think the reason people thought it might not be a good idea is because certain people with specific expertise would be paged all the damned time (and/or ironic-paged) and it seemed like making the potential page-r go through the infinitesimal… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by bowline, Splunge, doop, Aleyn, If only I had a penguin..., The corpse in the library, arcticseal, bongo_x, Faint of Butt, bleep, introp
MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

she's part of an ancient people who are ever vigilant for the return of Ares, except they don't leave their bubble of safety to understand what he might be doing out in the world, let alone how the world is progressing, so they get to play the… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by FirstMateKate
FanFare comment - 8 days ago

Wow Bachmann sort of disappeared didn't she? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Blue Genie
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

No one flies into Providence. No one. I totally do! All the time! But I think the point is that no one going to the Boston area flies in to Providence. That said, it's a cute little airport and very very easy to get into and out of. THAT… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by chococat
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

[Ditch the tattoo talk, please?] [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by masquesoporfavor, armadillo1224
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

He hasn't mentioned my partner in the invitation yet - but perhaps he will as we get closer to making plans... This is a good opportunity for you to take an active role in normalizing the "we are JUST friends and have partners"… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by eviemath, Willow251
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

what would the Platonic Ideal Library be? There's no good answer on that. There is an entire profession that revolves around this question and how to best answer it. It's fine if you don't know or haven't delved deeply into it, but this… [more]
favorited 37 times, recently by busted_crayons
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

I don't even know where to begin with the idea that public libraries confer some kind of cachet on LFLs, that just seems bizarre. I work in the profession. People regularly come up to me and ask what I think about Little Free Libraries,… [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by busted_crayons
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Adding an obvious trademark to an idea that's been around for decades, claiming you're a non-profit activist organization, and then demanding nothing but a check for $40 to use your trademark is shady as hell. This was part of the… [more]
favorited 34 times, recently by busted_crayons
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

When you're caretaking, so much of your life revolves around the person who is recovering that you can kind of lose yourself in the process. This is extra hard if you're depressed. If it were me, I might like (in addition to some nifty care packages)… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Oli D., augustimagination, schadenfrau
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Like, what are the tools of the left and how can we best use them? In my anarchist opinion, I do not think of those as tools of the left, or not ones they've been using lately. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by zinful
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

I had this! It flipped me out! In my case they just sent me straight to an expensive mammogram (not covered by insurance, fuck all y'all) and then to a breast specialist who said that it was unusual, did not seem to be a problem, "breasts are… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by MeatLightning, MexicanYenta, RichardHenryYarbo, blackzinfandel, Ink-stained wretch
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

If you take a screen cap off of a website you can link to it in the ALT text (which I do) or you can also include all the words again in the ALT text (which I also do, except in Tweetdeck because fuck twitter) but it's definitely easier and more… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by hydropsyche
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

The Goy Scouts? I mean sure... but no. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Splunge
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

I know it's gotta be bittersweet that your campaign on GoFundMe is trending. Glad you are all safe and well-supported. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

I am in an LDR, my boyfriend is a pot smoker and we have these conversations sometimes. Stoned Boyfriend is fine, but a little less of a good boyfriend and I usually wouldn't choose to be around him. We are both pretty nerdy and have a somewhat… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

[guys it really might be a great idea to veer away from this particular murder stuff?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

So I had to drag myself downstairs, sick as a dog, to receive company. I have a very loud, emotive, demonstrative "This is how you need to behave or you are dead to us" family. I decided, in some cases, it was okay to be dead to… [more]
favorited 17 times
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

I call where I live in Central Vermont the most beautiful place on earth because in a lot of ways I'm stuck in the past and I enjoy living where people are a little slower-paced, like and help their nieghbors and try at least to some extent to live… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

MeFites who date each other via their own communicative gumption is totally a thing As well as A Thing, iirc. [more]
favorited 7 times
MetaTalk comment - 11 days ago

I am sorry about your mom, that sucks and can't make any of this easier. Taking you at your word that you must go, here are some suggestions - Don't let the dread colonize your mind. Try to spend some time putting off thinking about it, not… [more]
favorited 3 times
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I have been swimming two or three times weekly for years, and at least a couple of times a month water will stay in my ears for more than a day or two despite all effort to get it out. Me also. Everything randomstriker says seems accurate… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Buzzfeed covers a lot of Ireland stuff and has staff there. If you want a sort of normal-internet approach to everything. Was also coming here to suggest Facts, it's really funny. You might also want to shift some of your reading to more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I forget about FanFare until I've just watched a movie or TV that I Have Opinions about and remember that it is there and am pleased. Which reminds me, I need to go check there for the recent Alien movie.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

The good thing is that I finally got divorced last Friday This is a seriously buried lede. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I know what a neutrino is and once the movie indicated that it did not I was like "Oh well, bring on the stupid then..." and was not disappointed. [more]
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FanFare comment - 14 days ago

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