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Also Jessamyn's sexy sex talk answer. I love how you thought that might be me. [more]
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I don't think it's actually censorship saying if I'd ideally like the golden book should go, or is it? Yes it actually is. The librarian is a professional whose job it is to pick appropriate books for the school library. If you have... [more]
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That upbeat and danceable song is going to be my new morning alarm clock. Fun! [more]
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Hooray for your wife! I know you did not ask about the US. However my sister who got her license only after being seizure free for two years did not have any interaction between her license and her insurance. I (briefly) lost my license for a similar... [more]
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Two random older books that are good to look for if you're looking in older book places. 1. The Long Lonely Leap - about the guy who went up to 102,000 feet and jumped from a balloon, a record that stood until 2012. Hard to find. Worth it. 2.... [more]
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Not a ridiculous question! It's definitely better for you than wine or beer every night. I guess the question is: what is your goal? Most food isn't healthy or not healthy in a vacuum, it's part of your overall general diet. And while certain things... [more]
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I'm now reading this now which pretty much can't NOT be an FPP unless it's already been one. [more]
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Babies: No soap Adult ladies: I'm going to go against the grain and say I'm a soap everywhere person. Not super chemically sensitive and no ladybit issues otherwise. Personally never had a problem, ymmv obviously.... [more]
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Is there some big divide between people who live in their own houses and those who live in apartment buildings, with those things being non-issues for those who live in apartments? I live in a smaller New England town (4500 people) and I... [more]
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After I've taken long-as-hell flights I am always super dehydrated and itching for something that isn't plane food. I'm not sure what your car situation will be like, but a cooler of THE BEST drinks (in adult and kid varieties) in the car would make... [more]
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A link to the hashtag merely acts as an optional filter for all of the posts they can already see, browse, read? A link to the hashtag (which is actually just a tag here on MeFi) also forwards the idea that using tags to sort posts and... [more]
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This happens with me. My body is generally a machine calorie-wise and I notice this same effect. I think it's two things. 1. Water weight because the off-diet food is saltier usually. I also feel sometimes that eating a lot of meat makes me feel... [more]
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Something about my hair knows that it's haircut-picture time and it can go from looking completely awesome for an entire day to changing suddenly into a brown sodden muskrattish looking helmet as soon as I whip my camera out. It's like I can only... [more]
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For MeFites with special needs children of various stripes, you might enjoy keeping up with plinth's Special Needs Parenting blog. [more]
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finding a quality barber I have one, she is great. She has given me some good haircuts. That said, when I come in saying "I want to look like Luke Wilson in Legally Blonde sort of drifting into Luke Wilson in the Royal... [more]
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I think considering the trust issues involved with your past marriage, you bringing this up isn't going to sound totally crazy or un-trusting. You can see by the responses here that some people find them really distasteful and I think it's the sort... [more]
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I'm not sure if the discussions you've had with your SO have included the kids part of the equation or if this is what you mean when you say that you have "probably changed your mind." In any case, I'd like to offer a cautionary tale. I had... [more]
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I'd rather posts like the ASU one could wait until there was more substance This is my feeling. And I'm one of those angry-all-the-time people about these sorts of things but MetaFilter posts go better when there's something to discuss... [more]
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John Wesley’s Rule Did you know that today is his birthday? [more]
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Also I just discovered we have the same haircut! The shorter one or the longer one? The shorter one grew into the longer one and I love the length my hair is now but since it's just a grown out other haircut I have no idea how to explain... [more]
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What's an example of a site that you like, ZeroAmbition? [more]
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I'll mention this on the podcast next week also which may help amplify signal a bit. Maybe one of the mods could sidebar it? [more]
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not saying this is jessamyn's fault Of course not. But these things do require moderators basically "riding herd" on them to keep them from becoming out of control shitstorms a lot of the time. The work is unfun and unrewarding... [more]
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Sounds like you have a good grip on what the problems are. Many of these things individually (work, pregnancy sleep) would make me irritable so you have the trifecta and that sounds annoying. It seems like many of these things are short-term so right... [more]
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What if the Simpsons existed in the 90s? Yes! Because, um, they did exist in the 90s. So the whole thing is creating a lot of weird sort-of-nostalgia but with very sincere intent (I think? I don't get a "Fuck you this is ironic"... [more]
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The trick with inappropriate questioners is not to let them get you flustered; you do this by continually putting the ball back in their court. "I'm sorry?" This is what works for me. I'm watching what I eat (not in a diet way... [more]
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if there are other good templates out there that aren't quite so much the same looking I'd be very curious to hear about them. I've actually been spending some time clicking around the Creative Market where a lot of people have low-cost... [more]
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This is an explanantion about Semont and Eppley and Brandt-Daroff maneuvers. [more]
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There's some neat short accessible stuff about Lewis Caroll. I felt like I read about this first in something Hofstadter wrote but this little blurb is also nice. I also like this bit about his poem Jabberwocky. According to Chesterton and Green... [more]
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You need to be very strong to break someone's neck this way and it only works because you immobilize the body and swiftly rotate the head with a lot of force while the body remains in one place. And even then you'd have to get it to snap in the right... [more]
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And at some level, we encourage everyone why wants to, to post. That is what the site is for. If some people are, after that encouragement, still not posting, it's worth looking into that and trying to see if there are other ways to be encouraging.... [more]
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I think he's surreal if you think Robert Frost and Walt Whitman define poetry; I thought it was an odd adjective for the NY Times to pick as well. Compared to real surrealists he's very sense-making and he has some of the Frostlike pastoral in his... [more]
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one of the best explanations I've seen Agreed. "this hipster ironic Vice Magazine thing of deliberately acting racist as a way to show that we're not racist, because we think we need to prove to everyone that being past racism means... [more]
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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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From the OP:Thanks everyone for your comments. It seems as though I've got two options - 1) make food less a part of our interaction, or 2) pick a fight about food choices. I don't like either! There are a few restaurant options that we can... [more]
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I'm still seriously considering Michigan if it has a stronger program. It is a much stronger program. And I'm usually one of those people who is like "Whatever, live where you want" but UM is one of the best programs in the... [more]
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I asked the person who emailed me before if they'd mind sending a post via me. This is their reply, NOT MINE. Well, the anon poster never contacted me, but apparently other people want to hear what I have to say, so I'll post via jessamyn (thanks... [more]
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Absolutely! [more]
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Web addesses/twitter for local businesses and civic groups for people who like that. Coupons are fun. Answers to simple questions like - how to get a library card - how to register to vote - school info/dates for families - parks/rec... [more]
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I love that damned game and am sorry I can not make it to this. [more]
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OK: game day at my (summer) place in Southern MA. IRL Is here. [more]
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[Mocking her with laughter is the absolute kindest thing I can think of. Just to be clear, that may be okay for your personal moral calculus, but on MetaFilter it's not. We don't play "look at these assholes" here, either... [more]
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ended by telling me that if I ever contacted him again he would be reporting me to the mods for harassment Also, don't worry about this stuff. Speaking as a past-mod, we're pretty canny about jerkish users "reporting"... [more]
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Any speculations (or insider knowledge) This was sort of what Matt talked about at his SXSW talk this year. I mean, obviously the mods and what we do is only a part of why things go well here. But it's worth understanding a bit about what... [more]
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so it's fine to drop it. Dropping it starts by dropping it. [more]
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"Block and ignore" is a way to deal with that, but it means that the next woman who sticks her head over the parapet in that guy's eyeline is probably going to get the same treatment. I guess there's no perfect solution there - it's the... [more]
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"John's folks were able to help us out, which was so kind of them" This is exactly the tack I would take. Actually, when I bought my first house my dad was able to help me out (in a complicated sort of mercenary arrangement that... [more]
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Thank you, Jess. Thanks a lot. Me? I'd love to have people over for board games down on the South Coast. I'll see if I can swing it. [more]
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nasreddin, did you have an anwer to the OPs question? If you want to MeMail me to fight about the co-optation of radical politics and my family's part in it, feel free. Not everyone can live their life like I can and not everyone can live their life... [more]
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