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Hey! I thought this worked out pretty well. People who hate listening to my chipmunk voice can wait for a transcript next week (someone I hired via MeFi Jobs!). It's been a nutty week. I performed a wedding for my foster brother over the weekend… [more]
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Sometimes there is desire on both sides to move on, restore, and retain something of value. But when getting there hinges on "skipping over" things that to one or the other are just too damn deal-breaky... that is the kicker… [more]
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Is this all the information you have on the person? Can you check census records to see which one is correct? Are you looking at the actual cards and not the transcriptions of them? Would there have been some benefit to them for registering in WWII… [more]
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Wonderful! [more]
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Sometimes twitter does this when they think you are a bot, spamming or whatever. It's like a second stage of verification to make sure you're a human. So Twitter wants to send you a text to more closely link some piece of data/tech to your account… [more]
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Do you folks regularly invite people your home to people with whom you were acquainted 10 years ago but don't particularly like? Do you leave the door unlocked in case any strangers need a place to crash? I do, but I am aware this is not… [more]
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Bright and fun can often be something like a really nice bowtie with an unassuming clean white shirt and a picket square and socks that go along. If I am understanding you right, you have the suit (rather, three suits) and want something summery for… [more]
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Because it's hard to make someone in Ohio care about what Florida thinks (in a sort of general sense) but if you say "The COUNTRY thinks this..." you can make an information product that you can sell to people in all fifty states. More… [more]
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This is what a quitclaim deed is for. Asshat doesn't have to refinance, he just need to get the loan reassigned to him only. I am unclear if you are doing this and that is what he is refusing to do? [more]
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The way Armisen's monologue rode the line was a real work of art and everything else was great too. I find Armisen a little indulgent and definitely got the feeling that if his monologue hadn't been overly long there would have been more… [more]
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Now I see they're delicate: they can chip or stain and they need to be resealed annually. I own a kitchen with granite countertops and this has not at all been my experience. I spray them with counter cleaning poison every once in a while… [more]
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To me it felt more like a Western Town theme park but it definitely felt Not Like Denver. [more]
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Waterfalls and waterhole streams along the Kangamangus. Yep! My parents used to regularly drag us up to NH and stopping on the side of the road and just going walking into the water (with our shoes on! OMG!) was really a treat. Get a pass… [more]
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The dog in our house is named Shamus, though he usually goes by "puppa" which is also what I tend to call my boyfriend. The dog is alternately called Shamblis, Shamblin' Amblin', Shamus Don't Blame Us!, Shamu the killer basset hound,… [more]
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For many people, even very sick ones, visits involve some semblance of obligation even if you feel like you'll be a self-contained "no hassle" visitor and anyone who is well enough to say that they don't want visitors should have that wish… [more]
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I've always wanted a bathroom with an ofuro in it. I like kitchens that have the plate-drying rack just above the sink or, alternately, just a plate cabinet. I don't know if Canadian cities have the mud room tradition as much as we do in the country… [more]
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I just finished Seveneves. Depending on how bleak you like things I might suggest Peter Watts' Rifters trilogy. It's grim as hell but doesn't have all of that endless "And then the spaceship rotates 32 degrees to the north and then it moved… [more]
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Hey that is great! You know you can now practically commute to Montpelier from Chittenden County, the future is here (plus I used to commute from Bethel to Rutland!). Checking out that old thread is like a time machine, so many old dead links. Send… [more]
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Oh, and Carrie Brownstein in the Harkin Bros sketch! I saw her! Who was sitting next to Samberg in the front row on his right? I did not think I would want to ever see Student Showcase again but it was a good fit for Armisen's fake… [more]
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People that unfavourite should not be allowed into this celebration. Good because I only unfavorite and that's a different thing innit? [more]
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Without any more specifics the only option left seems to be "Dig a deep hole and then jump in it and stay there" but that seems impractical. I would suggest at least making sure you are on the same team with your spouse. Part of the problem… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

One of my April Fools ideas was to make a site called FavoritesExchange (with that amusing URL) and literally have a place where you could trade your MeFi favorites for various cheevos on other sites and do sort of an AwardWallet thing with it. But… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

- landing pad where keys/wallet/other stuff goes - have a bag which has three pockets for wallet/phone/camera (and outside pocket for keys), check all pockets - do anything that takes less than five minutes as I think of it and don't save it for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This page on Stack Overflow sort of explains what the issue is. Basically you were using something (add-on? some other security setting) to use https and now you're asking for an http version of the site and Chrome is like "hey wait a sec!"… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Usually you go to the publisher's web page or the library. There are really a very small list of places to buy books online and if you don't find it for sale on Amazon or the publisher's website (or whoever sells for the publisher) then you can… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's close to Vermont and there are hippies here who do that. It's also Canada which is close to Bieber who had that hairstyle until recently. Can't speak to the other appropriative issues, but there are a lot of white folks with dreads over the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

From a user who would prefer to remain anonymous:Your situation resembles the one I had with my now-ex. We had the deal that sex was ok if done discreetly, and there were no emotional relationships. We had some more issues entangled with this which… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The FDIC insurance limit was raised to $250,000 after the last crash so you only need two accounts. Exactly I was in a similar situation a few years ago and this is what I did to start with. The money will stay there and while you may not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Lynda and GCFLearnFree are both quite good. New York Public Library also offers classes in the Microsoft Suite and has made all their handouts available online. If at all possible it might be good to narrow down the aspects of these programs that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

When I lived in Romania which was a few decades ago, the prevailing attitude from our sponsoring organization was "Look there are some odd rules in Romania and if you get in trouble because you are gay we will absolutely support you and handle… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This really depends on what your purpose is for remarking on someone's appearance. I had a teacher at a parent-teacher conference tell my mother once that I was pretty which was 1. totally inappropriate 2. totally made it seem like my looks were… [more]
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Which streaming service(s) can I use to watch The Jessamyn Project? Snapchat! Prepare to be underwhelmed! [more]
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Someone recommended to me lately that I try to adopt a Buddhist mindset, something that changed their life and helped them reduce their anxiety, anxiety that was at points in their life so severe it which would prevent them from being able to do… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm always happy when I get the soup and the steamed green beans and the grilled foccacia to all come out at about the same time. Add crackers, parmesan, hummus and maybe a sliced apple and you get some variant of what I eat nearly every night for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

follow-up from the OP Here's some more info, as requested. Yes, my question was specifically about social reactions to getting busty, both from boys and girls, based on lots of personal stories in this Metafilter topic (and the resulting MetaTalk… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

How far out? When I was in Denver for a conference I took a side trip to Manitou Springs and I stayed here and loved the place. I had a rental so not totally sure how it would be to get there without one, but there were a lot of nice places just to… [more]
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Am I wrong about not expecting grand romantic gestures? How do you know when someone really likes you? Nah, you're fine. I think that is part of the "good fit" aspect of a good relationship. That you feel like your partner is… [more]
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I get most of what I need from Buddhism just by doing a lot of meditation practice and really understanding some of the reasons it's called "practice" My uncle is a practicing high level Buddhist (a lama of some kind, not sure) and he also… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

zarq's basically got it. That article was somewhat painful to read since it (understandably) glosses over some of the internal struggles that had been going on at the time and went on maybe a lot longer than they needed to. Founder's Syndrome is a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

One of the things that's great about having friends is the snowball effect that friends can have into meeting other friends or possibly romantic partners. If you're interested in one or some of your female friends, talk to one of your female friends… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm not angry or unreasonable about it, I'm just letting them know that a woman is a woman. They generally don't make the same mistake in their next paper and I hope they carry the lesson with them. I live in a part of the country, and a… [more]
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What helps me sometimes is perspective. I am in a satisfying romantic relationship and I have a decent social group and I like where I live and like what I do for work. And when I tell people I get lonely they are usually pretty much like "What?… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My general feeling is that there is value, both personal and social to loving other people. Whether this love winds up being ultimately misplaced, as you feel yours may have been, does not remove the benefit to you and to others from you having been… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am sorry, that sucks. I have been in this situation almost exactly (the weight gain, the "I thought we had PLANS") but it was also a long time ago. I hope the "Hey, over time this will drop into the background radiation of your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The only way to get next day assurances from USPS is to go with overnight guarantee but its not cheap. Otherwise yes all first class mail can come with tracking though it may be that you mail the thing one day and it tells you it's been delivered the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Sometimes when the number of favorites I have is nearing some cool looking number I text not_on_display so he can go fave something and be the one to make that fave number cool. </trueconfession> [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

this site was recommended highly and I've been told, I can't do or say anything stupid or I will be kicked out You got bad information. Pretty much the only thing that will get you permanently kicked off the site is self-linking to your… [more]
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