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That Gus is actually my neighbor. Small world! [more]
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that will not be acceptable for my purposes. Can you talk about what is wrong with that? Low quality prints, or other logistical hassles? There are online print shops that often have sales and you can upload stuff and get prints mailed to… [more]
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if you can make it to Shelburne Farms and the Shelburne Museum, do it This is a really fun place to go with a family and it's just south of Echo Lake Aquarium & Science Center which I think is really nice. That said if you decide you… [more]
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We don't live too near each other so we have a standing date to chat and play scrabble online every night we'renot together basically as last-thing-before bed. We do not keep a running score. We go for walks in the woods and play "hey look at… [more]
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I would like an internet spouse. [more]
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Because I can tell you, if you think having one fake spouse is bad, having thirty of them will be worse. [more]
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I was in my teens when my parents divorced and after separation my dad got together fairly quickly with another woman. We'd never heard of her before and then she and my dad were suddenly this serious couple spending almost all their time… [more]
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It seems like your friend is a mooch and mooched from you (and others) and you did the right thing and cut off the mooching. Are we talking like three soaps or thirty? I don't know if you're overreacting, you feel what you feel, but I think you're… [more]
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If a male intern went down on a hot female president, he'd wouldn't have gotten shamed. Of course not, she would have. [more]
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Schneier publishes a monthly newsletter that is a good overview of the field. Seconding this. I am only casually conversant in a lot of this stuff as well--mostly wondering how this stuff affects libraries--so I'm often looking for… [more]
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What has helped for me is to limit my time and radically lower my expectations. I wish my mother were a certain way, but she's in her 60s, she has never been that way, and she never will. I don't try to confide in her, I don't tell her anything… [more]
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I am committed to giving our kid a shot at a happy, intact family, and I do think it's possible Why do you think it's possible? What do you think will change to get to there from where you are now? Obviously counseling for yourself is a… [more]
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Not many people realise that Vermont and New Hampshire really are the same place. unless you live there, and then you realize how different the two places are Vermont: trees and granite and no billboards New Hampshire: trees and… [more]
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I'm not at all familiar with eastern philosophies, schools of thought, or religions. It seems contradictory to me, to practice a la carte, clean/mindful living. Is it? This is a good article about trying to be a good Buddhist and trying… [more]
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Thanks for remembering those of us in Simple Style Land! and awww this is the first time in a decade I've gotten to see an AFD gag here without knowing about it first, so great! [more]
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mentioned in passing that I usually would've told past boyfriends some pretty big (dark) things that haven't come up yet in our relationship. I explained that this was less because I didn't trust him and more because I guess I'm experimenting… [more]
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I would also talk to this lady, another Jessamyn West, who does holistic horse massage and would probably be able to point you in the right direction. [more]
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I've been reading a lot about Prohibition lately which was passed into law as a bit of an underfunded mandate, without a good enforcement structure and with some states and locations basically refusing to enforce it. So NYC had a TON of speakeasies… [more]
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Will most potential date partners find it weird that I am technically married and have already started dating? What are the best ways to broach this situation with someone I meet? Do I need to tell them in first date about being in process of… [more]
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Asking people to be civil in conversations where they are the wronged party and where they have every right to be angry is a classic silencing technique used on marginalized people. It is. It's also something that the mods here try… [more]
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Oh shit, retired tag, y'all YAY. Welcome, my friend. [more]
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Here's that other thread and my comment in it, a lot of good advice from a lot of people. [more]
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I actually, no fooling, got my goodbye thread printed up into a book. I suggest mathowie do the same with this one. So much love. [more]
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This is me. I wound up just rejiggering my life because even when I did all the things, my internal cycle is more like 2-10 and not 11-7. Oh well. However, I am a sleep hygiene nut and I can see a lot of room for improvement in the things you are… [more]
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it'll probably be at least 2 years before the divorce is finalized due to logistical reasons (financial complications). This sounds murky and weird. I am a divorced person and I am dating someone who was in a complicated relationship… [more]
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I was given the key to the City of Oklahoma City by the mayor. OK that is weird because I also have the key to OK City. It was given to my grandfather because he built a factory there. [more]
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I axed the Wikipedia link one -- it's really a stretch to link to Wikipedia in an obit post -- and restored the other one which I hadn't seen. Sorry about that. Sorry cortex! [more]
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wait, WHAT? [more]
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I'm super cheap by nature , too, but now at a point in my life where it's financially okay for me to spend more money. My weird little cognitive trick is to convince myself that I'm spending money to "stimulate the local economy… [more]
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But I'm feeling like I'm dishonoring my past self by not being more... hippie about the whole affair. Like I'm missing the opportunity to... what exactly? Be more hippie about the pregnancy? Pre-bond? Teach healthy eating skills? What happened to… [more]
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It's crazy expensive and difficult to emigrate and no nation is pure. Exactly, so I'm a little bit more comfortable if we don't say "You belong to this church so you obviously are okay with what's being done in your name"… [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… [more]
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I don't see any evidence that driving with expired tags would result in my car being impounded. From what I see online, people just get tickets when their registration is expired. Your car is not legal to drive. Which means you could get… [more]
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will other states charge any sort of penalties for late renewal too? Or are those penalties specific to California? I know Vermont has a (short) grace period for late registration, other states probably do too. Have you tried Googling… [more]
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I'm fussy about my money and even so I probably spend maybe an hour or two a week making sure things line up, opening mail and all the other stuff. I find that a lot of times getting yourself to do a noxious task can be assisted with finding… [more]
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Did you just install any Greasemonkey scripts? Have you tried deleting your cookies? [more]
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I guess I'm wondering what life is like if you choose to not have kids. Do you feel like you missed out? I'm worried that eventually all my friends will be busy parenting and I'll be by myself, sitting alone on Christmas Eve and missing out on… [more]
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What I want to know is what makes that statement ("I don't want to hang out with white straight cis men") different from "I don't want to hang out with gay people" or "I don't want to hang out with black people" or… [more]
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I have a small scar on my upper lip from a duck bite when I was three or four years old. Geese and chickens hate me! I got attacked by a rooster when I was maybe three years old. There was so much blood that my mom was sure it… [more]
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Oh hi -- the libraries I work in RIGHT NOW do this. And they all do it in a slightly different way. The basic routine though is that when you go to check out a book, you write your name on the card in the back of the book which is then date-stamped… [more]
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I think you buried the lede which is that you're under contract to buy a house now. Which means that the period for hammering this stuff out really truly should have happened before this point. Which, to me, points out that the two of you have some… [more]
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More importantly, how do I describe the "something stuck somewhere in my nose" feeling to my doctor? Why does it sometimes feel like it's in my mouth and some times up my nose? Why do I have no discharge if it's sinus infection?… [more]
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Birds are great! And yeah if you don't mind the cost black oil sunflower will get a wide variety (you can also get some mixes that have mostly that and peanuts and whatnot, birds flip out). I would concur that a shepherd's crook type with a squirrel… [more]
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Nuts are a great idea. I find most bar type foods a bit too sugary. I like these hummus one-hitters. Six grams of protein, 60-ish calories. You can keep a box of triscuits or something in your office to eat with them. If you want something more… [more]
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"Done the work" just reads to me like a creepy buzzword, nothing more. Me too, mostly. At the same time, when you're a woman looking for men in the online dating world, trying to figure out if people are single and online dating… [more]
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I like this recipe because it is tasty, healthy and delicious. Seriously I would eat it basically every day in the winter. It's good because it's a nice base and you can basically season it to whatever your tastes are and add a bunch of stuff to it,… [more]
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I learned a lot about this topic from reading The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, An Englishman's World. It does sort of a month by month look at the life of a peasant around this time. Did they use any other… [more]
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