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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This isn't about a particular piece of artwork, it's about her frustrated rebellion against the persistent stifling restraint imposed by your anxiety. You aren't collaborating or compromising over financial decisions. Instead you're always… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The option I picked was "you are being crabby" and the thread was quickly turning into you+everyone else. I know it's tough when people misinterpret what you felt that you were saying, but honestly people weren't after you about your first comment… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'm more sympathetic to his need for human contact - however clumsily expressed - than I am to her desire to never be made to feel awkward. I feel that this is a parody of her position. At some level these things are so tough to talk… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I was just going to Google up that old thread. I have two additional piece of advice. 1. Part of being okay with being single is basically learning how to turn off those "this is how you SHOULD be" messages generally. This is a good life… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

and she got a pony. If you read further, she didn't actually get a pony. Thanks for the article omonra. I was surprised there wasn't some super fan site that outlined all of the HotH album cover options b/c there seems like there were a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago


why it's a bad idea to take over and attempt to redefine a word that already has a well established meaning, and a long use history for that meaning. I'll take that up with my comrades at the monthly Language Police meeting. More… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

It's like a semi-unfunny joke in the US that when someone goes on a shooting rampage people will say "He was a loner, kept to himself mostly" Loners in the US are often people who are alone by choice and sort of don't like being with other… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

That is hard, watching other people make choices that seem to sort of stick them in places where they aren't happy. Especially since you'd like to be supportive of your FiL but especially your husband. But I would maybe work on your framing so that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Before (52 years before) there was Baumgartner there was Kittenger and I like this remix of his jump with Boards of Canada music. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I just think a fairly clearly defined line is being crossed here, and that people are lumping in taking issue with that with the general nitpicking of every little detail of what she said. I think the way you see that line in your head… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Using "rustic" as an insult is very anti-rural. Why do you hate Real America? I know (think?) this was somewhat tongue in cheek but in the small town where I live rustic can definitely be a put down sort of depending on what… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

People are clods a lot of the time and usually not on purpose. I get this a lot since I normally am a decently frumpy person, comfortably so, and so when I do something dressy the compliments I get often sound to me like "Oh HEY you finally made… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago


Do not visit Death Valley. If you're super risk-averse, this is good advice, but otherwise there are ways to at least see the place relatively safely if not go noodling around there. I've driven through there a few times and I've even… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The thing I don't hear mentioned in your assessment of your finances is debt. Because sometimes reallocating debt and the way you manage it can free up some cash in a psychic way. And if you don't have debt other than a mortgage, I'd also consider… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Qcut does this for jeans. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have been losing my shit reading all these old catalogs at night. This one Information (1970) may be my favorite so far. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's possible he's just not someone who texts well for work/scheduling purposes. If I'm reading you right, you texted twice and had one in-person interaction which felt off? I'm not clear if he's ignoring you or bad at texting but either way it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[Stop the childfree derail and other namecalling now, please.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This happened to me after my father died suddenly. I had a somewhat complicated relationship with my father and my mother (who has her own issues) was in a really weird place in the world as basically the "Ex wife from 30 years ago" and had… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

did you mean, like, a scientist going to a research station? Women who work there and are going to winter over--when there are limited abilities to get you out of there if there are issues--are the ones who have to deal with this, I think… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

In the olden days this would have been a lap desk, places for your pen and ink and paper and important nonsense. Nowadays the things called lap desks are more likely to be laptop shelf type things but some people still make them. Here is an example… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Accutane. When my sister took it she not only had to have a pregnancy test but they sent her home with pictures of what a deformed baby would look like (just little shadow outlines) if she did get pregnant. So weird! [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

it would be awfully nice if we could all assume the best and not immediately jump to be the first to call out a perceived language crime. Not disagreeing specifically, just saying that the conflagration basically stops when someone can… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

more commonly accepted norms of good manners in polite society I am unaware of polite society in which it is okay to call women bitches at all. However, the more relevant issue is that people don't even agree on terms like polite,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I like Osmos in that it's lovely, has some pleasing music, is a little challenging but rarely gets super speedy. It's my "unwind" game. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago




I am now imagining a movie version People shared your vision and there was a high budget Big Year movie made with actors that you've heard of (Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin) based on this sort of thing. I went to see it and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Brautigan and Barthelme. I think The Abortion is Brautigan's best book (and it's not really mostly about an abortion, it's about a library) and Amateurs is the best by Barthelme (self link: here is more by Barthelme). You might also like Stephen… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

could a hard-liner could argue that if public broadcasting is going to get federal money, public broadcasting should not report on any topic concerning an agency from which it receives no funding, i.e. Defense, Interior, Justice, Commerce etc… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

We are now entering an era where vintage memes can make a comeback with the next generation. I teach college kids. They make web pages as part of class. One of them is totally into the More Cowbell meme. Has never seen Saturday Night Live… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I also remind myself that I earned a bachelor’s degree with a 3.6 GPA while working 25-40 hours a week. Objectively non-stupid! I am very sensitive to comments about my intelligence, probably because to one of my parents, intelligence… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If anyone else is in the tl;dr camp, you can skip to the end which is a lot more ... normal-sounded than the hot-headed pullquote in the post Now I don’t know what to do about this problem. (The essence of a rant, in fact, is that the ranter has no… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I was talking to someone at the school I work at about my trip to England and how I loved it, particularly the countryside. He was telling me I had to go to (whereveritwas) because oh the BRONTES and all the this and the that and the "Heathcliff!… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

They have a world-class library in Des Moines and Iowa generally has a really good library system all the way to the state level. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My doc said don't use neti pots on days when I can't get anything through my nostrils. If it's not draining, don't use them. He also suggests Real Sudafed and I've seen people suggest mixing a spray of Afrin into the neti pot the first time out but I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Jenna could maybe use some mental health care in addition to concrete food and shelter sorts of stuff. Her stickiness on the bad past job stuff as well as her inability to consider viable options should be seen as a bit of a red flag that there may… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I could have written this question about a friend that I have who seemed, on the one hand, desperate for my company and on the other hand, not really respectful of my time or energies. Jane is having a rough time and may not be able to balance… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Limit the size of your family, or adopt. This is huge for two main reasons 1. obviously fewer people consume fewer resources, but also 2. having children makes people a lot more inwardly-focused (for decent reasons) and so they are… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I enjoyed the book the movie was based on That's true, I had forgotten that the book is quite good. I mean I liked the movie just fine, but I definitely enjoyed the book a lot. Freyja if your New England jaunts take you within a few… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Just offer them 75-80% (and I agree, skip #2 entirely) and maybe bargain up to 85% of selling price. Who cares if you offend them? It's really a buyer's market now for the most part. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

For me, when treatment is working you basically get NO new outbreaks and things heal up within a week or two. On my feet peeling is sort of the last stage and can last longer but if it's not accompanied by itching/redness/swelling I presume it's part… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What does stolen mean in an LFL context? I thought the books there were (or could be) giveaways? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have no idea why I love this presentation more than the usual Little Free Library approach but for some reason I do. Thanks for linking to this. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

it has a bar and cool 1950s wood-paneling I had neighbors with one of those and to my mind those were just like the "adult rec rooms" where parents would go after kids went to sleep and mix drinks and smoke and do adultish… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

My question for you is: does your partner see this as a flaw, something to work on? It's totally fine to not be 100% on board with the way your partner reacts with others, but you should at least be able to support your partner generally speaking and… [more]
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