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"I can keep it on my bookshelf without worry of remote recall."
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MeFi post - 3 weeks ago

I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
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MeFi post - 3 weeks ago

looking like they were shot on video It's like the look people give me when I tell them I can hear the TV being on, even when the sound is all the way down. The TV is responsible for many weird looks I get.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

People can choose to change their behavior; a period of problem drinking doesn't equate with lifelong addiction. Sure. But 45 days sober from a sketchy bout of "Bad situations drove me to drink and be a sort of bad partner"... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I've been thinking lately of offering a monthly token reward (like a $10 Amazon gift card) for the mod-chosen best post of the month I might change this up a little and just choose a user who can choose their favorite post. Or rotate... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge sandalwood nut. I tried getting the sandawood bark back when that was easier to do but didn't get much of it. What works for me was putting a few drops of the essential oils on a dryer sheet with sheets/towels etc. Not overpowering, but... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

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 - 3 weeks ago

I can almost not stand seeing you having to play boring grownup. just yesterday he was all "lol butts" ... *sniff* [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Before Google maps: Six hundred miles of highways
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MeFi post - 3 weeks ago

Tell him you and your partner decided you're just not comfortable with him staying with you. Make sure this doesn't somehow turn into "My partner doesn't want you here." You two have to act as a team on this one. You don't owe... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It's not at all fancy but I spent my birthday in Morgan Vermont at the Seymour Lake Lodge. The place looks like it's for sale right now (so not an option) but you might try a place like this depending on when you are traveling. That said, it's a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

There can be personal value, perhaps, in being discriminating and discerning. You can make better choices for yourself, you can use extra data to assess risk, make plans, set goals. However, being a constantly judgey person makes you tiresome to be... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Unless you like counting calories (I am a nitpicky bean counter and I enjoy this, most people do not) I'd suggest something a little more lax. I'd also rethink this a little. I pay attention to my nutrition/weight with MyFitnessPal and one of the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Can I get a yay for something else? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Just saying that if people want data that's easily collected/crunched by mods, they should email them via the Contact Form and not just presume they're reading along in these threads because in many cases I don't think they are.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I'll be interested in the overlap that the data demonstrates. Probably worth making sure this is an in-process thing on the mod side (via the contact form) since gnfti is the only mod who has commented in this thread and as wonderful as... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I was waiting for the part of this question where you outlined what your generalized rules in your relationship are for interacting with people you are attracted to. Because it's a normal thing to be attracted and maybe even to flirt with people of... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Now he has asked me to restrain from publicizing our relationship on his social media accounts (ie pictures, general mentioning, etc) for an 'appropriate' amount of time out of sensitivity to his ex. Nope, that's weird. If this was a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

But part if being professional keeping your emotions in check and acting like a professional. And that's the argument that gets trotted out consistently to women who have a difficult time dealing with sexism, harassment and general hurf... [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I'm just saying I don't get it and gave my reasons why. Which is fine as far as that goes, but showing up in a thread where people are discussing thing just to announce that you don't care about it complete with "get off my... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

It's ok guys! I eat through these episodes and I think the trick is to have a somewhat lossy MP4 of the show and watch it at a small size so that the gory stuff isn't that graphic.... [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 weeks ago

My librarian friend tells me it's in Warner NH (image, cite). I can not believe I have never seen this. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Honestly? If I were interested in someone on OK Cupid, that's something I'd want to know about them. It would be a factor in my decision making. This is me also for LTR stuff. With just casual fun type of dating I don't think I would care... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Hey this is more or less my situation, though I'm a little older, and have more socked away. I'm also a tireless skinflint and have been slowly thawing out my miserly heart over the past few years as my income has gotten more stable and I have been... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Are posts by women, for the sake of having posts by women, a desirable thing? Yes. Why not increase posting by minorities, LGBT folk, and non-Americans, and other-than-English as first language speakers, and religious folk, and... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

so how can I express that I am interested in how his trip went while also making it clear that I'm no longer interested romantically? Don't do that, that's not kind. In short, once you say you're not into him, however you do it, then... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

My Googling technique is unstoppable! but seriously it was the sixth result for searching for ducks cannibals [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

When I made a very similar mix, it was called Hip Songs for Sleepy Babies and contained Book of Love by Magnetic Fields One More Goodnight Kiss by Greg Brown All Right for Now by Tom Petty Lullaby by Jack Johnson #3 by Ben Harper & Co.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I am a justice of the peace who marries people (albeit in a state that has marriage equality, if you want to come to VT for 24 hours I'll marry you this weekend) and I don't check people's ID for any reason. If you have a physician who you are... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I think about this for a while, and then I get sad, because I really want to have friends of all sorts and not be plagued and made anxious by uncertainty and not knowing all the time, but I can never be normal. I'm not sure if this is something... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I'm not opposed to seeing yet another happy announcement Seriously. There may be a very small contingent of people who have an issue with this generally speaking and I feel it's a decent response to try to be mindful of them, but I think... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

In my state the exchange had a few options. I called them all to see what the deal was and the basic difference between Blue Cross/Blue Shield's options and the other one was that BCBS covered me when I was out of state and the other plan didn't or... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I don't like being called 'spaz' for reasons that I've already gone into. Nothing personal at all but I think I missed where you mentioned this.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Shut up you fucking keyboard rapist You need to stop this, or we will stop it for you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

I think that was the omsbudsman's main point. That there is edgy journalism which can be seen as a good thing, and that this wasn't it. This was bad journalism, and even if Hannan is a capable writer, the editors made some terrible choices which... [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Tomorrow on Buzzfeed: To ten ways to drive people to suicide that only 90s Corgis will understand! Slightly better actually: Transgender People Are Paying The Price For The Media’s Willful Ignorance. From the article's writer, Saaed Jones,... [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Because holy shit, he still does not get it. Most surprising to me (after reading both of the new pieces) is how much he admits he knew nothing about all of these gaffes they made. As if saying "But we didn't know...!" is... [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

There is nothing wrong with pinkish-purple or having Katamari-type heads on your flag. I am down with Loulé, Portugal. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

not once did I hear even the suggestion that any single one of them lived or traveled with a heightened sense of impending rape. I don't talk to guys about my rape concerns because I don't want to jinx things or get lectures about how... [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

This is a very cool idea, and but I can't think of anything I would want to do with it. Besides the instagram/facebook thing, the other two things I use it for a lot are 1. "text me if it's going to snow today" which was... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

The company I worked for got into serious financial trouble last year - to the point where I knew that layoffs were going to happen. It was just inevitable. This is how I left MetaFilter. I went from being a full-timer here so having a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I talk a good game about being frugal and I really truly am about most things but when somebody asks me what I want for a holiday present the answer is usually "more luggage/bag things!" My daily bag is a messenger bag that was made in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

There are two AskMe threads that I think are good intros to this topic - Cutting Costs without Feeling the Pinch - What Else Can I Stop Doing Both of these have a lot of people giving advice from the practical "quit paying for cable and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I felt like Flexeril was evil, I felt like I had relapsed, and that I was on the road to ruin. That sucks and I am sorry that happened to you. I agree with the feedback other people have given here, specifically - being in a "my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

My feeling is that the older you get the more these sorts of connections can be really fun and interesting but not necessarily "OK if this works out I turn my whole life upside-down" things. I've been in a long term committed LDR for years... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

[look, nothing personal but this isn't a "please talk about your penis" thread. There is a metatalk thread, you can talk about your penis there.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

[few comments removed - dumb guesses can be written on pieces of paper and tossed out the window] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

(1) the kids deserve an intact family, and (2) life would be so much simpler. Nope. From my personal experience, kids know the difference between "intact" family and "happy" family and they don't give a shit about the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

If you click on a question that starts "I have a diaper fetish...", you're a willing participant. I feel like the language that you are using in this question is also indicating that there may be some confusion/boundary concerns... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Does this seem like a reasonable approach, or could this cause more drama? It's prolonging the relationship that she has seemed to indicate is over both by blowing you off earlier and being a jerk at this event (seriously, what grown up... [more]
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