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I've made a handful of FPPs, and sometimes the responses are lukewarm and sometimes the responses really miss the point of the post. Yeah I definitely got a few comments on my last post that were clearly just Crabby Internet People… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

We've had a few users (not that one) who seem to have this sort of "Well actually..." approach to I/P topics and or "how Jews fit in the world" topics which have that internet-nitpicker dog-worrying-a-bone thing which might be… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was the TABLET!? I had such a great time, I appreciate everyone coming out and sorry I didn't get to say hello to everyone. Heading back to the US today. I saw six raccoons last night! [more]
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IRL comment - 3 weeks ago

I've been to London from the US three times in the last few years and really enjoyed it each time. A few other things I didn't see mentioned - the goofy Emirates Air Line is a really nice view of the city from high up and very inexpensive. Pro… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I always see this as just a manifestation of someone saying "Please excuse me if I seem a little awkward... I think you're neat!" and I try to respond in an appropriate way. Make them feel at ease, be a good person, say thanks if they say something… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

En roure, with gman. [more]
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IRL comment - 3 weeks ago

I have hidden our problems from family and friends, although at least a few suspect. Also I would, as part of starting to work through this problem, stop doing this. Let family members and friends who you trust know what is going on. They… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I believe you have 60 days I think that is 56, but yes, this is current. Once you tell your job you are leaving, they have a legal obligation to explain to you how COBRA works but they might be jerks and not tell you til sort of late in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I've eaten groundhog. A friend had one in his yard and it was annoying him (I have one in my yard and it is fine and we have called it Rupert) so he killed it and invited me over for stew. Not reccommended. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

The sequel is crap (seriously, pretend it does not have a sequel) but The Passage is pretty good for this as well. There's also the Rifter's Trilogy (some books available free online) which is pretty dark and takes a while to get to the "Lots of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I just bought a new phone and got an SE so it was small (I am small) and had a headphone jack. I will switch to Android before I get bluetooth headphones. I know this is sort of lateral to your question but if you don't mind the not-as-great camera,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I gave my talk on social justice for librarians yesterday which was good and got derailed somewhat by an angry union lady (someone has asked what my dream library would be and I said "Open 24/7" and then she was like "BUT WHO WILL… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Just like Punxsutawney Phil is one of Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day mascots. I'm not from Canada. I know there are other Groundhog Day mascots in Ontario. I don't know how important Dundas Donna or Oil Springs Ollie is, in the grand… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

one was required to exercise a degree of caution or decorum for how masturbation was mentioned and/or described in posts on the blue. Every so often someone would post something textually explicit above the fold on MeFi and someone else… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

an apparently huge number of women do not really distinguish between vagina/vulva/etc -- they talk about "shaving their vagina" -- and "the vagina is a self-cleansing organ" I said this because it's true and I know the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

it's one of the only things the site just does not do. My take on this particular issue is that there's actually a list of maybe a dozen topics along these lines but with most of the others, there's a sort of group agreement "OK… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Have you read Ramez Naan's series: Nexus, Crux, Apex? They're chilling and very well thought out from a almost-here biofuture perspective. I've only read the first one but it was great. LOTS of creepy buildup. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

saucysault, if you see me at OLA please say hi. [more]
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IRL comment - 3 weeks ago

I said that I don’t feel sorry for not calling him back for three hours, because I feel that this is quite normal for me to be distracted like this, and quite normal in general. As long as I can explain why this happened and not just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I am going! [more]
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IRL comment - 3 weeks ago

I was in Logan today because I was leaving the country (in Canada to give some talks on social justice and librarianship) so got to see what was up in the International Terminal. Lots of lawyers (today) and not a lot of other people. I brought them… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Your doctor sounds like they overreacted. That said, I agree with others who say that this story has a "grade my report card" feeling to it where you are working a little hard to justify the desired outcome that you are looking for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I used to serve on my university library's fines appeals board. You work there, so they can't hold a lot over you. For people who were going to graduate, they cold hold up their diploma which could get ugly. If it were me and I were being tactical… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Seconding a few things that people have said. - I bought a TON of floss and put it everywhere in the house - I have a locker at the gym and my BEST toiletries are there to encourage me to shower there and not at home - I stack habits so that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

ricochet biscuit, not_on_display says to say hello! [more]
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IRL comment - 4 weeks ago

And still sort of is ... next Saturday! [more]
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IRL comment - 4 weeks ago

Do these have to be on the phone? Would it be possible to pre-screen some of this stuff in a non-personal way (email? website?) so that when you actually talk with people on the phone you knew they were "most of the way there" and then… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Oh right, I am 5' 2" which means most showers are hitting me directly in the face when I am in facing-showerhead mode. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

My sister is the person who has to deal with this in her workplace and has had to deal with it multiple times in multiple workplaces. These are not colostomy bag issues, these are intentional smearing of feces (and in some cases menstrual blood) in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I guess they're called Laundry sorters? Mine is this one which also gives me a little counter space thingie too which is helpful in my small bedroom. You can just unclip the bags and take them to the laundromat/laundry which is useful for me. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

for those who are watching ahead and already know how it ends. Spoiler alert: everyone loses. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

Here's MeFi's Own not_on_display rocking out on it. AAAAAAAAAAAAA [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

What? I have really long hair so there is some time doing both. - get in shower and face showerhead - face away from showerhead to get hair wet & wash hair - put on conditioner facing showerhead - wash most of self while facing… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I find describing people as "non-Jews" creepy I felt that way about cisgendered but I got over it. But then again I view the world as librarians and non-librarians so there is no accounting for taste. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

I have some work to do today so I came to the library. On my way I went to the dump (transfer station) and I got a lovely text from ColdChef passing the love around and so I have been trying to do the same. The library has a huge BILL OF RIGHTS… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

even the closest parts of Vermont are still too far from Portland. It's not even that far, you just can't get there quickly because the big highways don't go that way. I'm a lifelong New Englander (except for a half decade in Seattle) and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Believe it or not, I will be in town. I will try to come to this. [more]
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IRL comment - Last month

Sure. A lot of it depends on what you are working on. Sometimes what works for people is having a few closer together at first to figure out what needs doing and working on and then more spaced out visits interspersed with "homework" or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I had a friend who got a little plastic syringe thing from her doc that allowed her to sort of flush the things out with more frequency. Sounds like what you could do with a waterpik but might be different and worth trying. I get frequent tonsil… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Bah! Yeah I am in town Monday through Sunday more or less and done working on Wednesday, so let's think about doing a thing. [more]
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IRL comment - Last month

From the OP:My son and I chatted again yesterday and he was still feeling a bit down. I realized that it may have been my reaction that was causing it so I made sure to give him extra love, let him know I wasn't disappointed in him and that it was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

This is me to a certain extent. I was never suicidal but I've had my moments. What helped me was getting some perspective on my parents' perspective. It wasn't so much that they de-legitimized my pain as they were just totally out of touch with it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

So if I take the author's point, it's that the protest was functionally completely ineffective, but the United States Government was so badly shaken by the fact that huge numbers of its citizens disapproved strongly of its policies that it… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

You might also, as you work this out, consider a NAMI support group for getting support about your husband's own untreated mental illness. There are many good groups for family members of people with mental illnesses (my partner goes to one) and they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

The "go bag" equivalent for moving is a box/bag with a shower curtain & rings, toilet paper, lamp, extention cord, one set of eating-ware [fork, spoon, knife, plate cup], phone, soap, towel, trash bag or two, duct tape and a box… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Cecily Strong was... I'll say "not on fire". She is usually my favorite and seemed to be having an off day for whatever reason. I did not get the ending, so clearly this was a movie I had not seen. Aziz's monologue killed,… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

Wow, really worth a full read through. I can’t support a movement that tells me I can’t be a friend to whomever I wish or that other people’s races require me to think about them in a certain way or be suspicious at their advancements. One… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Usually the place to start (and forgive me please if you are already all over this) is with the State Library system who can suggest people who are familiar with your area and the very unique issues with funding libraries which is state by state in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

a man who garnered 46% of the vote? ... of the 55% of the voting age population. Which is 70% of the US population. I won't say his name. I don't actually feel that it's appropriate for me to suggest what other people do, this is a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Is there anything else that won't be mean or upsetting or give the wrong message? It might be more helpful if you framed this as them trying to make a connection, not forcing an unwanted task on you. So you can let them know that you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

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