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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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Cliff Janeway novels by John Dunning? There are five not three but they're very good. [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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It makes sense when you spell it out like that but somehow I'd never noticed that before. Wooo! [more]
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Recipes: spaghetti squash lasagna, scruss's tablet recipe. [more]
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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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Moon Patrol is catchy af. posted by DigDoug šŸ˜€ eponysterical [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ā€œPolitical Resources Mentioned On MetaFilterā€ The wiki is unofficial so… [more]
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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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The Fact Checkerā€™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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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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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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Iā€™m wondering if it would be possible to have a mental a cheat sheet on how to interpret makeup and be able to ā€œreverse engineerā€ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ruffed grouse. [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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En roure, with gman. [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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