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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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MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

You need to consider the anxiety an emergency and worry about recipes later. Exactly. I am also cheap-to-a-problematic-perspective sometimes and the baseline issue here isn't food or money, it's anxiety and disordered thinking. Whether… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I thought the article JinA linked to was super interesting and worth its own post in some ways. At the same time, he brings lot of baggage into threads with him that I think is distinct from his own words and people react to that. Anyhow, that's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

Even though Turbo Tax could mostly guide you through this, a tax professional could not only give you more confidence that you were doing everything right but also give you information on best practices for tax year 2017 which would be helpful. After… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Mine was a super weird thing. I've always done the list making and the calendaring and whatever and I'm pretty efficent. But the thing that really took me the rest of the way (especially about a lot of small stakes stuff like household things,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Or at least that's what I tell people when they ask why I still have a 5. I don't. I have an SE. And they're all like wait what. Yep. I had your exact issue (phone wouldn't hold a charge, esp in cold weather and it had already had a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I have to say, I've been enjoying SNL this season but this episode didn't do it for me as much as some others, maybe I was just having an off night. A lot of the sketches seemed to hinge on pain or harassment or that sort of thing. And I know this is… [more]
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FanFare comment - 14 days ago

There is also the very common XY Problem which is my favorite and I talk about it all the time driving everyone crazy, sort of like what OnTheLastCastle is talking about, but narrower. Basically you ask for help solving one thing which you think is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

1) You can check the historical weather but July is usually okay with some stupid hot days and August is usually hotter. Cooler the further north you get in the state and at the higher elevations. There's a mountain range that goes through the middle… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

A few suggestions/questions... - are either of you pot smokers? do you have a bong? Is it empty? Could someone have spilled it? - do you compost? is your compost container sealed tight? is it clean? - what's your food storage like? is it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Is this really a recurring issue? People asking questions that are not phrased in ways that are liable to get them good answers is a recurring issue. Common failure modes are - You are too angry/emotional to ask a good question and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

It's a service that offers to teach you how to get your finances in order and then qualify to buy your first home. Adding to what everyone else has said, these services are often offered FOR FREE from local banks who are trying to get… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Candy by Iggy Pop and Kate Pierson has some talking (beginning and middle) and some singing. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I am kind of impressed with the attention span possessed by all of you who are like "okay cool I'll just wait a week" Here is a quote from frog and toad which covers this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

From today's perspective I'd like to think I'd have screamed bloody murder about the idea of changing it without even making a MetaTalk announcement had I been hired a few months earlier I was all "three and out" for this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Is this really a grand gesture, or is it creepy as hell? Unfortunately, this really depends. I have a few creepy people in my history and many very nice people. If I got a superduper anonymous and somewhat valuable gift, I would worry… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I am really glad everyone else is having the "Can't listen while driving" issue because it was vexing me and we've been doing more sound checks but I basically had to stop listening to it in the car (loud enough to hear cortex would make me… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Cliff Janeway novels by John Dunning? There are five not three but they're very good. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I have some Bose Model 101 speakers that I've had with me since the late 80s. They're small enough that I can mount them unobtrusively, have a deep rich sound and Just Work. Other similar things in my house: Cuisinart (they replaced my blade after… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Humidifier was really the game changer for me in keeping sinus issues down to a manageable level. Everyone's sinuses are a little different, but there are certain things that should at least be on the "to try" list. For me this is -… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah some of this may be my own maladaptive "I have learned to manage my anxiety surrounding this issue, why haven't you?" feelings. That said, after sleeping on it I still feel like this is going to be problematic but I'm okay being proven… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I assume you have some method of contacting them. If not, I'd just put this on social media. Set a boundary at this point. "I have donated the gift you sent me to X charity. Please do not send me any more gifts as it makes me very uncomfortable… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Googleable term that I would be looking at is "Drying rack" You can see which ones will work best for your particular space needs. Pinterest offers options. Maybe something like this that could go in a closet? Otherwise have you thought… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

"blissfully happy" is really where most people wish they were. That said, I just missed my 30th because it was a little too far away and I'm already in touch with the people from then who I really liked and am not that curious. I know the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

he five years we spent together was a "huge mistake." People say shitty things during a breakup and that doesn't make them true. I know that can be cold comfort at times like these when you're already hurting and you don't want… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Chew on cool wet peppermint tea bags. It will give you something soft to press up against your sore gums and it will help your mouth not taste like blood. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Was sure this question said angriest and was going to come here and out myself as belonging on that list, but oh there I am anyhow, giving out a lot of answers. Hey. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

It makes sense when you spell it out like that but somehow I'd never noticed that before. Wooo! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Recipes: spaghetti squash lasagna, scruss's tablet recipe. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

And Vanessa Bayer as well. She is one of the great SNL workhorses, She's really good at nearly everything and can even make ensemble pieces work. That Totinos bit was the best sketch outside of Melissa McCarthy. I caught a bit of it on… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Moon Patrol is catchy af. posted by DigDoug 😀 eponysterical [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

For some reason, when the day came, her reaction was unexpected. Figure out that reason, it may be at the crux of this. I mean it's hard to tell from this situation whether your friend is just in a bad place because of a ton of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

In my opinion, the absolute best book on this topic which is fun to read and doesn't seem like a "hey kid, read this book for your teen angst" is Alan Mendelsohn, Boy From Mars, by Daniel Pinkwater (linked book has two other novels and two… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago


Here are the flags I would like to see. If I ran this site as a total dictatorship. - derail/noise - wtf - I will flag this instead of being a dick in the thread, but really, this sucks amirite - "not best of the web" is not a reason… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

read some chatter between L and I about how I felt a little stuck and unsure of what to do about F, and we had a huge fight. Yeah this is where my feelings shifted. I get what you are saying and I think part of the issue was, as… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I like this thread. I just got home after twelve days mostly away (one 36 hour home visit in the middle) and so now I can sort of close the file on this work trip. Did not get sick. Gave three great talks that were well-received. Got out of the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

If you are going to link to political resources on the wiki, perhaps the best thing to do would be to simply make sure that it is oriented in MetaFilter terms, e.g. “Political Resources Mentioned On MetaFilter” The wiki is unofficial so… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I live in Vermont. To the extent that ANY weather is predictable in the face of global warming, we sort of have this. But you might even want to go further north like Maine or even Montreal or Toronto. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The Fact Checker’s Bible by Sarah Harrison Smith about being a face checker. Working Stiff by Judy Melinek about being new at the medical examiner's after 911. (not exactly funny, but very interesting) Bag Balm and Duct Tape by Beach Conger about… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I explain it's like college where people take their toothbrush to the bathroom and take it back to their dorm room. In college, the bathroom is owned by a third party and everyone is inconvenienced in the same way. In this case, you own… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I don't want them to think I'm more picky than they already do! One of the things that helped for me was being "out" about my sleep problems (AskMe question here). So I'd make it clear that I didn't expect people to go out of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I’m wondering if it would be possible to have a mental a cheat sheet on how to interpret makeup and be able to “reverse engineer” or deduce the flaws that someone is trying to use makeup to cover. Is this possible? No, unless you live… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Find a way to win. Health care reform, maternity leave for mothers and fathers, Lily Ledbetter fair pay act, increased women's salaries, women allowed to be in combat positions in the armed forces, more women in Congress, more women in… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

They pressured me into doing an extensive index for them, and I came through on that but I'm apparently not going to get extra compensation for it. I'd check your contract because even though this is irritating, it is often pretty normal… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Recently: this shelf! (involved tools, safety glasses, hardware, had all the pats at home, so gratifying!) Earlier: these signs! (making a comeback!) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

This is me! I travel for work a lot. My house is perfect. This is what I do which is a combination of tweakish things I can bring with me, and compromises. 1. I sleep in a hat that I pull down over my eyes, easier than an eye mask. 2. learn to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

if we do go with ONP, what would be the best things to see and do with the kids? The Hall of Mosses (in the Hoh Rainforest) is one of my all time favorite happy places and has a very gentle trail that you can do with kids. Also to get out… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I used to want to write when I was in high school and I'd tell people this a lot. At some point some family friend asked me what I'd been writing lately and I was sort of like "eh, who has time" and he gave me some short and sweet lecture… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

ruffed grouse. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

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