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A copy of the Codex Seraphinianus Great idea! You can get a print copy of Voynich now too. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Your list includes many symptoms of depression. Depression isn't always about being "sad." I had a conversation about this with my therapist. She says that many time men (and sometimes women, I am female) can get atypical… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What's sleep? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This isn't exactly what you are looking for, but I have a part that I sometimes use for rings in a ceremony talking about how they are actually the product of work and not just some infinite thing that goes on forever. It could easily be edited to be… [more]
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You probably know this, but this is an anxiety issue as much as an everything else issue. I guess my questions for you would be - Do you have preferences? That is, are there some types of movies you like and some you don't? - Are you in a social… [more]
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Tattered Cover bookstore would also know, if they don't have them. Can't get website to load. Other details: Address: 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 Hours: Open today · 9AM–9PM Phone: (303) 322-7727 [more]
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Pears with gorgonzola with balsamic honey? It is only a little more complex than slicing but the combination of flavors makes it really interesting and party-worthy. [more]
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This is way more than you will probably need but here is a long page of things you can think about with regards to your birth plan. It covers some things like "if I have a cesarean, here are things I want" and what sort of newborn… [more]
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I live in a rural area. My town is the big town (4500 people) in a county of significantly smaller towns. My town voted 1/3 for Trump. It's a town with decent opportunities (there are still some jobs here) but also a lot of poverty, some drug… [more]
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I also appreciate the work that comedian Trae Crowder does talking about rural and southern issues. Here's his short video on how to reach rural America. Here's his take on Black Lives Matter. [more]
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This is a topic on which reasonable people disagree but unless there's a safety/stalking issue I always think the decent thing to do is to give people a heads up that you're no longer interested in communicating with them but it's also totally fine… [more]
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Was also going to suggest biking. I swim sometimes and I have some sensory issues surrounding being cold and wet (I dislike showering even in the best of times) so there was definitely some pushing through that I needed to do when I swim more… [more]
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I am someone who dislikes overt Christmas trees in public spaces like schools and libraries. It's not my holiday and I do think that it is prioritizing one holiday over all the other winter holidays. People don't have to agree with me but those are… [more]
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I think that everyone deserves empathy, and I want to give it to her Sure, that is totally AOK as a conceptual thing. There's a reason AskMe often talks about "putting on your own oxygen mask first before helping others."… [more]
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Where are you geographically? Are you driving or flying or are you maybe taking a train? Is affordability really a top priority? How many of you? I hear this a lot from people who are coming up from NYC. You can ski at Killington and not actually… [more]
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If you have energy that ebbs and flows you might want to think about things you could make in bulk (that required some converted microwaving) but then only took a minute or two at the time. My favorite example of this is burritos. Beans, rice, veg,… [more]
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I feel you. Every time I see a FB posting by the National Archivist I am always like "HE IS SO COOL THIS PROFESSION IS AWESOME" You are just trying, at this point, trying to get in to school. So they want to know - that you are… [more]
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Violent Femmes - Country Death Song or I Hear the Rain [more]
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Yep, maybe talk it out loud to a friend. To my mind the biggest deals are having a reader come away with some sort of specific impression of you and having an answer to the generalized question "Why library school?" as well as, as… [more]
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Am I normal? In my experience, yes. I'm in a short long distance relationship [a few hours' drive] and we see each other every few weeks, talk in some way every day etc. I've found that the day or two before I see him, that the… [more]
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They both make Ls depending on how you hold your hand. I have this same issue and remembering which arm I broke in fifth grade is usually how I tell right from left. To do E/W I have to picture the US and remember which is the West Coast. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This is just me. I go in and out of drinking more and less. I sometimes drink more when I'm anxious or stressed out. There was a period a few years ago after a bad breakup where I was drinking nightly. And sleeping badly. And thinking "WTF… [more]
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If this was happening on MetaFilter, you'd talk to a mod and they would keep an eye on the situation, give you feedback about whether they had also observed the situation (so you could feel okay about it not being all in your head) and if it were… [more]
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if I could get one of those lead aprons they put on you for x-rays tossed on top I'd be pretty happy. Same. I weighed my blankets once and it came in at about 25lbs. I have a winter weight king sized duvet with a flannel cover and then… [more]
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That said, it's good to understand cultural signifiers so that when people are talking about things, you are understanding them. My sister just now made a joke about Restoration Hardware that hinged on me understanding that RH was thought of as a… [more]
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I have worked a number of service jobs and honestly I never wanted people to "help" me. I have my way of doing things and that is how I want to do it and you aren't helping by moving things around or whatever. This is very true… [more]
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We do Open House Christmas Movie Day at my and my sister's place in Westport MA. Probably no cooking. Absolutely no Christmas celebrating of any kind. No tree. Maybe some cookies. Takeout Chinese or something and a fire in the wood stove and non-stop… [more]
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The 33 1/3 series has a lot of great writing about music that isn't in the normal vein or by the usual suspects. This book has quite good excerpts. [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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Oh yeah and we can put people up Christmas night but probably not Christmas Eve. Also there may be a janky menorah. [more]
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Aren't we back around to duvet covers then? Fucking duvet covers? [more]
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People looking for other constructive projects who like working with wikis could add some updates and look through the resources we have available on the ThereIsHelp Wiki. Also if you don't know about this page, it's a collaborative resource list put… [more]
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I miss the tenderness & physical connection My partner and I have slightly mismatched libidos but even when we're not having sex (like Sara C says, sometimes it's challenging when life is hectic and it's been really hectic lately)… [more]
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Yep I think it's mostly just adding stuff. For that price point people are going to want to feel like they are staying someplace that is very predictable and set up and with AirBnB there's the caveat emptor thing where you presume anything that is… [more]
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What does "is this okay?" mean relative to your last question on basically the same topic? It's not risk-free. If you want risk-free, be the first person in after they clean the showers, or wear flip-flops or some other shoes that minimize… [more]
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I'm just of the opinion that ADD esq symptoms are often caused by generally being swamped in easy to access information perhaps combined with other dietary and environmental factors. And is almost always controllable by the sufferer… [more]
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My partner and I went down the list on the YouWHAT wiki yesterday just to make sure we were on the same page on everything. We're already pretty bonded but it was a great bonding experience just aggressively agreeing about highway merging and laundry… [more]
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the time AskMe was involved in the death of a beloved poster Step off. AskMe is "involved" with the death of everyone who has used AskMe to ask about their lives who has died. If you think things in that thread were that-level… [more]
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Blepharitis My sister has that. Sing that ailment to the tune of the macarena! Hey blepharitis! [more]
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My usual plan is 1. eat a biggish breakfast 2. drink a lot of water so that I am stopping pretty often 3. grabbing high protein snacks at service stations (meat and cheese-ish things, nuts) 4. stopping early for dinner So really you can just… [more]
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Different gifts are great if they're all personalized or all non-personalized but not if they're a mix of both. I think you have good intentions here but I think I'd go with something else. My thinking - giving someone a gift to replace a broken… [more]
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satin, linen, egyptian cotton, or something too terrible to contemplate? Flannel. Year round. [more]
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Dignity is very very relative. I was fortunate enough to go through the "Was in car accident, went to hospital, was not wearing underwear, things turned out okay" rite of passage early enough that I've been blessed with a healthy amount of… [more]
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I just read Ammonite by Nicola Griffith which actually has an all female cast. The main character is very driven and undertakes a few serious quests. It leans more towards SF than fantasy but there's some really great possible world prognostication… [more]
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why the hell would you make the bed? Truth. But I am in the 25-lbs-of-blankets camp so just making the bed is an upper body workout for me. Top layer is a duvet inside a cover but then there's more blankets and stuff under it. I have a… [more]
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I'm actually just one of the johnny-come-lately newbies who ruined the whole thing Haha, I was one of those people too (in 2000 & 2001) already listening to people complaining about all the other people like me ruining things. Before… [more]
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the duvet just got stuck in one end like a big ball. Civilized duvets have little corner hook thingies that you can attach to the corners of civilized duvet covers (mine have velcro) so this abomination doesn't happen. we're… [more]
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The only situation where this would be an issue (to my non-lawyer read) is if the estate has some level of debts and you used up the money that you weren't entitled to get before the debts were paid. And yeah get a zillion copies of death… [more]
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I sort of dealt with this with my dad's death. Bank of America (in MA) did not know he had died even a week later. So my guess is that it's not automatic. And if you're also on the account as someone who can write your own checks (i.e. not with two… [more]
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