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I'm unconvinced a town that fits your criteria in the USA exists, without deliberately ignoring a subset of said criteria. I live in one. I think? I mean my idea of a good selection of restaurants is that there are four or five places to… [more]
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maybe more skewing towards posts-you-read-recently Yep. Just because posts are made by women doesn't necessarily mean they will be the tiny fraction that we decide to talk about on the podcast. One of the ones I mentioned was by my SO,… [more]
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If you can avoid asking them to create an Apple ID (just create one similar to their email and usual password for them) and not overwhelm them about apps or anything else. Unless you're going to give them something locked down in kiosk… [more]
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*gasp* You know that's my birth year word, right? I can only conclude we are the same age. [more]
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I have low blood pressure. I don't faint while giving blood (though sometimes it is too low for me to donate). The big deal is staying fed and hydrated and making sure you've been up and around for a while (literally one time they told me to go out… [more]
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Yeah I wasn't going to say anything unless someone else did but if they're designed to be interstitials (and not say "here is a song") they should be like 5 sec max. They're not supposed to be songs really, I don't think, and the podcast is… [more]
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I'm asthmatic, only mildly, and I find that when I'm doing something that is non-stop exertion this happens to me. I asked a question about it a while ago. I found that I hit a plateau as far as running but I was able to stay much much in the right… [more]
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Great friends are people who - remember your preferences for food/drink stuff and always make your coffee the way you like it - send you little fun stuff in the mail for no reason - remember things that are going on in your life and ask you… [more]
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My dad is always asking if I want a breast reduction He is being a jerk if he is continuing to do this after you've said you're not interested. My female relatives would always comment on my "development". That's… [more]
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Huge fan of The Company Store especially because their things are made in the US and they have a guarantee. You definitely would want lighter weight covers for the hotter months. I like to sleep in a cold room and I have one that is heavyweight for… [more]
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I think it's time to channel your inner jessamyn Yeah my best advice is to really try to stay goal focused. People may be unhappy. Some people just live that way, others may be situationally unhappy because of something having to do with… [more]
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Toad baked some cookies. “These cookies smell very good,” said Toad. He ate one. “And they taste even better,” he said. Toad ran to Frog’s house. “Frog, Frog,” cried Toad, “taste these cookies that I have made.” Frog ate one of the cookies, “These… [more]
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The raised fist goes a lot further back than Black Power and has been used by everybody and their brother. Coming here to say raised fist. Raised rainbow fist. I love the idea of basically keeping a "slain" list somewhere on… [more]
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"I don't like to hear about people misgendering me" To me this is a dual request 1. Partner would like to be appropriately gendered when you are speaking to your coworkers about them generally. This does not mean an… [more]
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I can leave coins on top of my letter in my mailbox and the postman will buy the stamp for me so I don't have to drive into town to do it myself. Rural postal rules are actually different from postal rules in other more urban parts of the… [more]
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Honestly, I got as far as the "unmarried" part and then saw your comment about how yeah actually Romney is married--just maybe not, what, according to the Catholic church?--and figured it was not actually a good faith effort to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'd really like to not be a Horrible Neighbor, but I'm really not aware that I walk particularly loudly! I'm a super fussy noise person and live in a remote treehouse-type place as a result. When I did live near or around other people,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Question -- what would have happened if I'd flagged the post and asked Matt/Jessamyn to * remove the tag * delete the question * ask the OP to rephrase his question with less of a focus on race? We probably would have… [more]
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I'm curious, what are people supposed to do with that once posts are tagged? It was part of a larger backtagging thing where we went through and added tags to posts that didn't have them. Often this involved checking out the original link… [more]
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What this means is that her inability to manage her time effectively has set a precedent in the department whereby I feel like I am being held hostage by her schedule. What? Why? Unless the two of you are literally sharing a job all you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I have encouraged her look at what changes she can make to her diet. The most effective way to lose weight and maintain weight loss is to log your food, forever. I also use MyFitness Pal and it's helpful just to know where the calories… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

don't know where all of you guys live, but a bouquet of flowers is NOT $5 Rural Vermont. Farmer's Market arrangements are about $5. Supermarket flowers (decent stuff, not carnations and a leaf) can be had for $7-15 depending on when in… [more]
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you wanted to be someplace new for this next chapter of your life. Unless this is library school in which case please don't say that :D I don't think they need to know or think they're your first choice, just that you have a good… [more]
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I am a chick. I like neck beards. I like beards in general. My boyfriend right now has a beard. Face + some neck, not the whole neck. I have dated other guys with beards. When my bf announced out of the blue that he was going to law school [which I… [more]
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[Comment removed. Folks maybe act like you're aware that women hold up half of MetaFilter?] [more]
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what should I know about living there? Do I need four-wheel drive? How is the job market (yay for the 4th lowest unemployment rate!)? What about apartments/real estate? Are winters as bad as people say they are? Are the people as nice as they say?… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I would have imagined a group called The Internet Archive would care very much about that topic. Not as such. They care very much about archiving. They care less about findability figuring that they'll get to that later. And don't get me… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I do not like to give her flowers. I just stop at the corner store and spend some money and then she puts them in a vase for a few days. I'd much rather give her something novel or useful or that would be interesting for me to obtain or that we… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:My wife is ugly. She knows it and I know it, but we've never talked about it. It's that hard. Until I met her, fell in love with her, and married her, I never really understood what a burden… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

That Gus is actually my neighbor. Small world! [more]
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that will not be acceptable for my purposes. Can you talk about what is wrong with that? Low quality prints, or other logistical hassles? There are online print shops that often have sales and you can upload stuff and get prints mailed to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

if you can make it to Shelburne Farms and the Shelburne Museum, do it This is a really fun place to go with a family and it's just south of Echo Lake Aquarium & Science Center which I think is really nice. That said if you decide you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

We don't live too near each other so we have a standing date to chat and play scrabble online every night we'renot together basically as last-thing-before bed. We do not keep a running score. We go for walks in the woods and play "hey look at… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I would like an internet spouse. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Because I can tell you, if you think having one fake spouse is bad, having thirty of them will be worse. [more]
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I was in my teens when my parents divorced and after separation my dad got together fairly quickly with another woman. We'd never heard of her before and then she and my dad were suddenly this serious couple spending almost all their time… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It seems like your friend is a mooch and mooched from you (and others) and you did the right thing and cut off the mooching. Are we talking like three soaps or thirty? I don't know if you're overreacting, you feel what you feel, but I think you're… [more]
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If a male intern went down on a hot female president, he'd wouldn't have gotten shamed. Of course not, she would have. [more]
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Schneier publishes a monthly newsletter that is a good overview of the field. Seconding this. I am only casually conversant in a lot of this stuff as well--mostly wondering how this stuff affects libraries--so I'm often looking for… [more]
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What has helped for me is to limit my time and radically lower my expectations. I wish my mother were a certain way, but she's in her 60s, she has never been that way, and she never will. I don't try to confide in her, I don't tell her anything… [more]
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I am committed to giving our kid a shot at a happy, intact family, and I do think it's possible Why do you think it's possible? What do you think will change to get to there from where you are now? Obviously counseling for yourself is a… [more]
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Not many people realise that Vermont and New Hampshire really are the same place. unless you live there, and then you realize how different the two places are Vermont: trees and granite and no billboards New Hampshire: trees and… [more]
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I'm not at all familiar with eastern philosophies, schools of thought, or religions. It seems contradictory to me, to practice a la carte, clean/mindful living. Is it? This is a good article about trying to be a good Buddhist and trying… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Thanks for remembering those of us in Simple Style Land! and awww this is the first time in a decade I've gotten to see an AFD gag here without knowing about it first, so great! [more]
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mentioned in passing that I usually would've told past boyfriends some pretty big (dark) things that haven't come up yet in our relationship. I explained that this was less because I didn't trust him and more because I guess I'm experimenting… [more]
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I would also talk to this lady, another Jessamyn West, who does holistic horse massage and would probably be able to point you in the right direction. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I've been reading a lot about Prohibition lately which was passed into law as a bit of an underfunded mandate, without a good enforcement structure and with some states and locations basically refusing to enforce it. So NYC had a TON of speakeasies… [more]
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