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Here's a person on reddit explaining why it says that. [more]
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Her reasoning is wrong but both answers are perfectly acceptable. [more]
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She's offered twice and I've been evasive and non-committal so far. Find another person and just tell her no, you have someone who is helping with that. Be polite but firm "Soandso is going with me. It would be great if you could… [more]
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Now I want a counterpoint thread to hear about the internal lives of everyone else. I'm a non-ADD person who seems to always date people with ADD. So I know the difference between the way I do a lot of things at once and the way they do… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Thanks for this post. [more]
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The website The Library as Incubator Project has a lot of other real-world examples of things that are changing what libraries are traditionally thought of in creative ways. It's a quality site and has good resources. [more]
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One on one (or small group) tech help is a thing there is a never-ending demand for in my rural community. This can be really simple: someone who is decent with technology being available for people to come ask questions or get help with a thing. If… [more]
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The way you ask this question I wonder if you've already devoured the entire Inspector Gamache series of mysteries? One of them called Bury Your Dead, takes place in Quebec City, most of the rest of them take place at least partly in this adorable… [more]
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If I remember correctly, you guys can bus it down to Burlington VT from Montreal (about two hours) and rent a car from the Burlington Airport if he's really hellbent on this. The train is a nice alternative since it has wifi and outlets and (sort of)… [more]
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Invite them out for at least one meal at your expense, or else cook the meal for them, or order it in. This is a general rule for overnight guests. If this is a sort of "Stay at our beach house for the weekend" situation then… [more]
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It's hard to move from mj to something else for managing anxiety because a lot of the positive self-talk surrounding marijuana (and I have used it occasionally, I am not an anti-mj person) is all about how it's a natural way to relax. Moving to… [more]
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Agreed, no one cares about your friend's pirated movies. Data loss makes people anxious and find as many worst case scenarios as possible but getting in trouble with "the authorities" for stuff like this is not one of them. [more]
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To me I'd answer honestly and say this is a mixture of both. "Attending ComicCon and some sightseeing and visiting friends" My experience (as someone with similar concerns) is that there are usually more annoying side questions if you say… [more]
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My ADHD guy loves his slow cooker. And he doesn't even really make recipes, just follows general guidelines and gets to eat something with meat/veg for dinner which feels more like "dinner" to him. You can also use it to make hearty soups,… [more]
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Here is the sign in its native habitat, if people are curious. [more]
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I should set up a Facebook page--the radio show I host with my husband gets more traffic from our FB page than the Twitter feed--but have been lazy about it. I am committed to making it work It seems like you're pretty good at… [more]
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I'll be able to hear the security person's eyes glaze up all the way from Minnesota. Every time I've gone to Canada to go to library conferences, just the words "library conference" seems to make the customs people zone out; I… [more]
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I'm presuming from the tags that this is UNC? This is not a thing I've ever heard of and I'm pretty versed with library stuff. However I do know that NC politicians are trying pretty hard to dismantle the UNC system so it may be that there are a… [more]
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Lucy Knisley has a graphic novel that talks about growing up with a chef for a parent. It's called Relish: My life in the kitchen and School Library Journal says it's okay for Gr 6 and up, so you might want to peek it in just to make sure it will… [more]
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why did so many other agencies have such a hard time with it? My sister works for a state government agency that deals with FOIA requests. And they deal with them poorly because ... they don't want to and they don't have to (note: my… [more]
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There was even an extremely well timed post from Mchelly about it Did not even see it, unfortunately, but that's a good tip for the future: search MeFi for the podcast number. I can hear you going "BAN THEM ALL!… [more]
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This is great, thanks so much for posting this duffell. Someone remind me before August 1 and we can build in some soothing body scans or something right in the middle. I love reading the transcriptions, so much fun. [more]
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Note: both of these are nominally not written for adults but I read and enjoyed both of them. [more]
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She was one of my top three picks and I was worried she'd be "impractical" because she wasn't a fusty old white dude, so I am really pleased & hope she gets confirmed with no trouble. [more]
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Good for you! You've done everything you need to do for now- just keep disengaged- resist all attempts by his sister to keep anything going. Yes! I have a SO who has a child with a woman I consider mentally unbalanced. She was overly… [more]
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- Toss in an extra dollar for the tip if people are nickle and diming about it. - Reshelve your own books at the library if you know where they go. - Carry smaller bills (yes aligned the same way) so you can more easily pay exact change or close… [more]
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When I get this way (and I do, often) I'm usually a little oversubscribed and pushing it off on other people rather than myself. I am a busy person and like my life but also want to have a social life and friends and a partner and see my family… [more]
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If it helps, I don't even hear the "Do something about it" part of it, I just hear "This situation is suboptimal" and I'm a pleaser and so I'd aim for optimization just to be helpful/friendly. Others may be different but that's… [more]
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If you don't mind off-the-wall depictions you might enjoy The Adjuster a film by Atom Egoyan. [more]
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Just because your boyfriend isn't a total shitheel does not mean you have to marry him. It's good that he's started taking some steps towards getting his shit together but it seems to me like for you to want to stay with him forever you'd really need… [more]
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My sister and I discuss this all the time. Our feeling is that barring some cat disaster [where you postively must take a cat or it will die a gruesome death, or a newly moved out roommate] the answer is N+1 where N is the number of people living in… [more]
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I'm a first born female to a dad that wanted a boy and a mom that wanted a girl and I feel like I was always a disappointment to both because I'm somewhere in the middle. My little sister is more feminine so my mom sort of got what she wanted. Both… [more]
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YOU KNOW I USED TO LIVE IN ROMANIA RIGHT? [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

I get the weird sense of conflicting information Well I think there are two things - You like to ask probing questions. That may or may not be a thing that people jibe with, that may not be a thing you want to change about yourself… [more]
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My experience is that cooking even a "fast" meal for two takes about 45 minute to an hour if you factor in buying groceries, the cooking itself, and the extra cleaning that cooking entails. Whereas ordering ubereats takes maybe five to… [more]
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Please keep us to our idea of having a call in with one of the list generating AskMe questions for next month! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I kinda want to paint a bedsheet with "WELCOME JESSAMYN AND SISTER" and hang it off the stairs.... I am in Albany! And I am... somewhere on Western Avenue by SUNY so if we haven't passed it, we might see it tomorrow. We… [more]
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Is there something I can say without hurting her feelings? Frankly, the whole idea of talking about it feels like it would be hugely uncomfortable. Is there anything else I could do? Well here's the thing... right now she makes you… [more]
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When I left Seattle I moved to a village of 150 people in a town of about 900. The town was notable for having had a larger population in the 1780s than in the 1980's. I was even on the outskirts of the village. I now live in a town of about 4500… [more]
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* Do I merge new data about how to respond to a situation in to existing data Like, after a while you should know which of your friends are vegetarian (as an obvious example) or who sleeps in and won't respond to early texts. If something changes… [more]
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I think about responsiveness. Are the responses you give to people appropriate to the situation? So if someone says they've had a shitty day do you respond in the way appropriate to them (some people want a foot rub, others say "Oh that's too… [more]
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I've never driven any US highway end to end Like many MeFi posts, this whole thing started because I am supposed to be doing something else. My sister and I are driving Route 20 end to end (in stages) starting Tuesday and there's precious… [more]
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I like the idea of little magnets that involves a combination of thing you buy + thing that is made. Especially if it was small. You can also get mini buttons made at more or less your price point, maybe a picture of the structure with a 50 in the… [more]
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just getting the task(s) done ahead of time will result in less work for me. This is me too. I do what I call the "virtuous cycle of procrastination" which is that I am allowed to do basically anything but it has to be one of… [more]
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For me the driving anxiety was helped with a combination of working with my own stress level and some situational awareness of what was going on with people who did not drive like I did. The older I get the more I will drive like a slow cautious… [more]
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