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perhaps it's better to be the fool, perpetually trusting, perpetually vulnerable, but at least able to feel? That has always been my perspective. Greg Nog and scody you'll be happy to know that you are both Verified as Realâ„¢ by me… [more]
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Was it unfair of me to reveal my feelings? Sort of? I know you're having a tough time but I think the "I can't do anything if I don't tell her" thing to do would have been - tell her - tell her it's your problem not hers and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

if the record store has a web page, even if you cant buy from it, couldn't it go in the mall? My feeling was always "If people could send you some money and you would send them a thing" then you should list your thing in the… [more]
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it's fucked up that you just said "Greg Nog" without using first the traditional epithet "The Beautiful And Elegant" I asked your mom and she says your given name is just Greg despite your protestations. [more]
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I am aware that these are activities of an individual who is operating on some level of denial. This has lead to some highly unpleasant conversations with my mother, all of which share the theme that I am the asshole. What you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I thought this was going to be actual endless seamless jingling and I am disappoint. If you are like me, here are thing you might like. - Jingle Bells Ten Hours - Jingle Cats Ten Hours - Tibetan Bowls Ten Hours - Ten Hours Hypnotoad cortex,… [more]
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I really like MyFitnessPal. It's just a tracker but can give you an idea about whether you are on track or not and, if not, by how much. You say "I weigh this much, I am this active" and it gives you a calorie limit. The app is pretty easy… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Do you live somewhere cold? Do you have an electric mattress pad warmer? That is the thing that makes me think "I am fancy and take care of myself" every single night from October - May. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Maeve is a lovely name. I know two Maeves and they are classy interesting women who like their names. You sound like you may need some sleep. You made a fine decision and I'd stick with it. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Maybe he's a woodworker? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Yeah I mean there's a flip side which is those GIANT BANNERS that Wikipedia has and then which the Internet Archive decided also to use. However, even though they used the A/B research that Wikipedia did (and has made available which is cool) IA… [more]
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A quick spoilery note on Justin Cronin This was exactly my feeling on Cronin as well, this entire paragraph. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Do you upload something to the cloud or download something to the cloud? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

If she's a real friend and you tell her "I am going to stop this back and forth texting because I need to put sincere effort into fixing my marriage. Thanks for your help, but I have to wrap this up" and then follow-through, she will… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Make a prize and give it to her. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Reddit threads won't accept comments or votes after a year, I think. Well we have 364 days to make friends with the person who can change that policy. [more]
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Hey, thanks for answering my question! You're wrong, of course In the spirit of "I've spent the day on Reddit" please don't be that guy. I've been interacting with that guy all day and I know you are not really that guy. [more]
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am trying to photograph homes in every color of the rainbow (but am stumped by purple right now) I've been enjoying that! And it's funny because my small neighborhood has two purple houses, Big Purple and Little Purple. I started… [more]
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I love you nerds so much. [more]
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Little houses of Peoria Instagram is here. [more]
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Cortex's thing is called Endless Jingling. I think there is no holiday music stuff because we both sort of are shruggo on holidays (and I listen to nothing but this most days) [more]
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Oh that reminds me of The Medical Detectives by Berton Roueche. He has a few more that are also good. Interesting even if you don't have much of a medical background or interest. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If you liked the Whitey Bulger thing and have any interest at all in the area you might also like Dark Tide the book about the Great Molasses Flood (not quite so much a whodunit as how the lawsuit was going to work out) and this book about the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Vermont State Parks does a scorecard contest little thing every summer. Some of it is park-related and some is not. I participated and some stuff that I liked and these are things that remind me of it. - weather observation, either at specific… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I think I've always been pretty clear that the public library has a different obligation regarding free-speech than an individual community on the Internet. I don't actually think there's much of a conflict of values there, except for people who… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I guess I can't even begin to imagine how upsetting that would be, really, as I lack any frame of reference. I'm curious in a nerdy number-crunching way how universal it is cross-gender. Like, do men ever see dudes whip it out and jerk… [more]
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Are you ok with proper names that wouldn't translate? Do you just want categories or their special names? Rats (see also: Hesher, smokers and maybe potheads) Gearheads (worked on cars) Metalheads (music) PCers (this was because our drama group… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

From the OP:My mother traditionally holds her party on Christmas Eve, after the 7pm church service. There are a few other relatives and friends of the family who I might not otherwise see, but...Auntie Addict. Up until recently, my mother has… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Good suggestions in some threads about advent calendar gifts. One good thread in specific. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Boston Athenaeum has public stuff occasionally. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a great place to spend the day. A picnic at Mt Auburn Cemetery. A walk around Walden Pond or the Quabbin Reservoir or camping at the Ponkapoag Camp. Drumlin Farm was a big… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

RDA: joke or catastrophe? Why can't it be both!? Even though I am "good with computers" my background in hard-metadata is pretty paltry so I usually leave it to the experts to make sure that stuff works. I don't trust OCLC not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I would be concerned that with magnet-to-magnet you might wind up pulling off part of the stucco when you remove them so I'd go with paperclip. Might be better to just glue strips of metal to the house and then have the lights on those sort of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Well without the extra pork-context we can't know whether or not you're making a HURF DURF SEXAY or a HURF DURF GROSSOUT comment. Now that we know you are kinda porky perhaps we can all talk about whether that means we do or do not want to have sex… [more]
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*Command F* Search for "ColdChef" *Sadly closes window* I don't know... I do the same thing but I think for big personalities (like myself, and like you) it maybe is better if threads like this wind up being about a lot of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Froma mefite who would prefer to remain anonymous: I didn't realize until my early twenties that if a man would have sex with me, all it meant was that he wanted to have sex with me, not that he liked me as a person or found me attractive. This is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've mentioned this post a lot before but it still makes me smile both because it has a happy ending but also because it's a nice community moment. I never even know how to search for it so I just go go google and type "How could he, I'm… [more]
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Great friends are people who - remember your preferences for food/drink stuff and always make your coffee the way you like it - send you little fun stuff in the mail for no reason - remember things that are going on in your life and ask you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I think my friend is expecting me to go and will be unhappy with me if I don't. I would go and I am one of those people for whom not getting enough sleep turns me into a scary banshee (and I dislike formal and/or social obligations of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Whoa, your dad was the Soul Of A New Machine guy? How are we on you-sent-me-a-postcard levels of familiarity (thanks, btw) and you did not know this? Yes, that's me. You will probably like this story. Are there open source or open… [more]
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For me this is a level of grossness I did not think any sane person would ever do in their own home. I can't think of any excuse for this to occur multiple times. An accidental drop or two, I get, and am certainly guilty of myself, but this was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Just wrapped it up. It was fun and I'm glad I had the day free. Missed most of the trolling (I think?) thanks for downvoting. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3u3anh/im_jessamyn_west_a_famous_librarian_ama/ [more]
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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 - 2 months ago

OMG this is so my new office. Have to go find some memes to decorate it with. Can someone find me a picture of a ball of thread with someone living inside of it? [more]
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I have (at least) one copy of every book written by Jessamyn West (the other one, and me), Donald Barthelme, and Richard Brautigan. I have a coin collection that I take out and look at. It's stuff my dad used to collect when he was traveling in the… [more]
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I have my Apple TV's screensaver to show all my Flickr favorites and it's been really nice to see all those memories go by. [more]
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Made the status public, did not know someone would be linking! Feel free to show up and either ask questions or help downvote trolling types. Note: this is just me posting a thing not be being an invited fancy person. I am 100% happy about that. 11… [more]
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Another option, though you seem to have this one sorted, is for them to get tickets printed at the public library which does this all the time. Or receiving a fax (at the library or another service point). Amtrak delayed moving to etickets for a very… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I can answer it here: no. Libraries having book sales for weeded stuff or whatever, sure. Becoming bookstores? No. Then they are bookstores, not libraries. I know there are libraries that have toyed with this sort of thing but I think it's a… [more]
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