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If this is the sort of thing you like, you'll like this: "The Mini Golf Course at East Potomac is on the National Register for Historic Places and is listed as the oldest continuing operating miniature golf course in the country." also... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Pie rack! Perfect for a kitchen in which you might some day have pie. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I didn't know the phrase "hostess gift" until I was about 35 and had met my wife. I didn't know about it until Ask MetaFilter became a part of my life. I would bring a bottle of wine or something for people who invited me to a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Why are you going? From your question - crappy sleep - constant health anxiety/hypochondria - obsessive behaviors that disturb you - crying and despair feelings that are increasing in frequency Just because you are not exhibiting those... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

The relationship you have with him right now is what he wants his relationship with you to look like. If you're okay with that (you should not be okay with that) then you need to accept this state of affairs. If you're not okay with that then you... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I go to a barber and I say "I want a man's haircut" and then I show them a photo of a man with the haircut I want. A manly man, with a beard. I say "If I could grow this beard, I would, but I can't and I'd like this man's haircut... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Why do you want to be patient with people who refuse to respect your not-very-burdensome requests? This would be my question. It seems like you are good at your job and know how to "be human" for lack of a better word and the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I look at for sale churches ALL THE TIME and I used to live/work in an Odd Fellows Hall that we rented out to groups for, among other things, weddings. Here are the things I think are important. - Think about what your state's alcohol laws are and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

This definitely happens to me if I'm not eating properly around exercise (i.e. something worthwhile before and something with carbs and some fat and protein within about 30 min afterwards). You can get an exaggerated sort of low blood sugar thing... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Or is there a universal-size-fits-all etiquette for activities you can do with a friend of the opposite sex when they are taken? Alas, no. I'm female and many of my good friends are male. My SO has at least one very good female friend. I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I had just listened to that WTF podcast a few weeks ago and it was poignant to hear Williams talking so openly about the struggles he'd had and was clearly somewhat still having. My uncle was friends with him and wrote something brief and poignant... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Bonus Baby! So happy for the two of you. Happy family. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Oh my god, I'm so sorry to hear that. Anita was quite possibly the first other blogger I met in the early blogger days in Seattle in 1997? 1998? She had a big heart and was realy interested in using these tools to connect not just online but in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

She wrote me an apology card which basically said that she was sorry she had lost her temper, but But nothing. Fuck her. Sorry your mom is acting like a child. I have a similar adolescent mother but her issue is mostly jealousy about my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The average human loses 100 hairs a day. On long-haired people this seems like a lot of hair. I go through this every so often and for me there's an anxiety component to it, just one more thing going wrong that will eventually be the cause of my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

How about the Internet Archive instead? They're working to be a digital library for the world. I work there, as does jscott. They're the real deal and run on a shoestring. They own a credit union and some housing in the Bay Area which... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I'm 36 and this past two years have brought roughly 10-12 new kids into my extended family of friends and they seem like wonderful little people. Previous to this recent baby boom, there have only been one or two kids added to the circle in a decade.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Apple's accessibility page is a bit slick but it can give her a good idea of what options are available to her. The main things that I think will help her are - dictation. That little microphone icon means she can talk and it will do a passable... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

[Folks maybe a little less armchair psychologizing and a little more answering the question? Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The questions (in case you all have more suggestions) Does your foreskin retract? If yes, do you retract it to pee? Do you wipe after you pee? How/ are you cleaning it when you shower? These are not questions a grown-up should ask... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I find that running up and down stairs or going on a no-phone-no-camera walk out in nature can help me with this. Have a small amount of coffee and eat something that is basically good for you will give you a good footing. Otherwise remember that... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The part I'm least confident about is the choice to use "for the world" I sort of love SeptemberFTW for exactly this reason. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I would absolutely tell them. "My friend gave me some xanax once and it seemed to help, but I felt like I should speak with a professional and not just self-medicate" is a thing you could say. When I started talking to my doctor about... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Going to the doctor because "I feel sad all the time" seems so stupid. Should I start with a psychiatrist appointment? I found it was helpful to just call my insurance first to see what was covered. With some kinds of insurance... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Around here my partner and I are the only straight couple our age who don't have kids or who aren't both full time students. I don't find that getting to know people is weird, but there is definitely a feeling that us and the couples with kids don't... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Will this feeling of "I'm not an upright citizen because I don't want babies" go away? Not entirely, has been my experience, but you can sort of re-center your ideas about having kids in various ways. As a 42 year old woman... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

isn't it verboten to use a sock to bypass the one week limit? It's fine in an emergency and you can trust the mods to determine if people are abusing this feature or not. It's much easier to have oversight into this sort of rare... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

If I were proposing a feature change, it actually would be a once-a-year emergency second question There's a completely workable end-run for this. Get a sock puppet now. You can use it if it's an emergency at some point in the future if... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Sometimes it's good to get a warning that they're particularly bad. This is how I feel. I'm so happy that people here mostly don't quote the shitty comments on other sites that I can forgive the mentioning them. NB:I am wearing my... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Many of Robert Heinlen's works, especially his "middle period" stuff sets up caricatures of women and political systems and then creates pat solutions for them. I can barely read it anymore but a lot of it is really foundational for some... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

"How does he not know Hodor? THe dude says his name every time he talks. He's like a 7 foot tall Pikachu." [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Here. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

It starts with a quasi pledge break! Bully pulpit! But yeah unlike Jessamyn East and Jessamyn South, Jessamyn North actually exists so she is my living nemesis.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I was simply trying to point out that an initial membership fee (even if it can technically be waived) typically delineates an increased level of privileges: there is a difference between members and non-members. Just making sure you're... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

What's wrong with people posting every single day? In theory, nothing. In practice, it doesn't scale. If you're a person who is good at posting, comfortable at posting and has things you want to post about, that's terrific. At the same... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Best. <3 Was so great to meet everyone. [more]
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IRL comment - 3 weeks ago

My father, who was a bit of a misanthrope, used to say that you were in a relationship for companions and witnesses. That is, other than sex, it was important to have people to do things with and important to have people to be witness to your life.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

my boss gradually realized that it was probably a prank from one of the other people in the office. He emailed me not to sweat it and told me to make a joke with the junior executive about me supposedly getting fired. Oh my god I am so... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And pretty true. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

#PostMoarGlobal I like this approach. It's available to and accessible to anyone who wants to use it. Other posts are not discouraged. More "good" stuff (as you define good in this instance) will increase the ratio of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Then again, just because August is considered 'the dog days of summer' we could do, #AugustByDogs (let me RE-EMPHASIZE that I do not wish to denigrate the achievements of #JulyByWomen, just having some fun with monthly designations) Then... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I don't want negative language in the tag Then I think you need to just "open it up" and not figure out what you don't want and start tossing up barriers. I understand that you have very real and valid objections to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Saturday Drinks in London
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IRL post - 3 weeks ago

I agree that the best thing about JulyByWomen was that it was about the posters not the posts. This is my feeling as well. There are a few generalized problems that are different - lack of general diversity of posters - lack of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anon:Hi, self published author here. I sell ebooks only. Createspace is a huge waste of my time. I'd get into audiobooks but there are limited avenues for non-US citizens to get their work into audio without... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And the somewhat annoying thing, is the people of use this to take advantage of front page posting in foreign languages in the past to make axe-grindy posts that wouldn't normally be allowed. I don't think it's a bad idea, but would have to be... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Oh I forgot one other thing that I think is important. You need to figure out who is driving the divorce train that he is on and what the determining elements are. Because if he's saying they're getting a divorce at X point but he's only parroting... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Is this where I link to the lighthouse traveling library? I think it is. I am also in a rental so no backyard book burying for me, but I find that there is a really short list of books that I want to keep around for re-reading. The older I get it... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Part of the solution to this problem to my mind involves making takeout less appealing than whatever your other options are. With that in mind a few things that are helpful to the newer cook are 1. inviting a friend/date over for a meal 2.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Let me open up another thread so we can confirm Saturday also. There we are. And this one is now for Friday dinner at the Old Red Cow, do I have that right? Slept 14 hours last night after my red eye the night before. Feeling all ready to be the best press room liasion Wikimedia has ever seen. [more]
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IRL comment - 3 weeks ago

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