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I've done this. I went from a problematic drinker to a never-drinker with some severe alcoholism on both sides of my family to a "sometimes" drinker with reasonable ease and a few bumps. What I did more than regulate my intake was to have… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's unequivocally wrong to advise others to do something dangerous. This is not actually true, or rather the concept of "danger" is actually mushy. There's a personal risk assessment procedure people need to go through and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This basically was my reality for a while and I had to do a few things including cutting out travel somewhat. Here are my guidelines that have helped 1. Try to count calories anyhow and make your best guesses. Even if there's no exact equivalent… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

the actual FPP was presented in terms of the stolen content, including direct quotes, rather than about the security implications. The FPP was completely lurid and gross Terrible framing, should have been re-done as a good post for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

We still have Poffin Boffin, but half the time my brain supplies elizardbits anyway. O_O [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The holidays can be so stressful. Agreed. Holiday expectations are really rough all around. My SQ one year never posted in any of the public threads though I got a private "Got it, thanks" email from them. I just assume that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I've been to a few at a few different types of places in North America. 1. the trendy charcuterie place that was open for lunch. They had a few small tables and one big one in the middle. You ordered at a counter and brought your food to a big… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

follow-up from someone who would prefer to remain anonymous I am not a doctor. I had a similar problem, and Viagra solved it. Viagra won't make you get turned on if you're not turned on, but once you get aroused, it will ensure you keep your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Spicy red pepper lentil soup is my preferred winter soup. Decent protein, low calorie. Good with crusty bread. 6 cups stock [or whatever, soup base, not too salty, veggie totally OK] 1 onion 1 red pepper 4 carrots chop veggies & sautee… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

A lot of the things I think about while obsessing are things like how we would be as a couple, the kinds of romantic things we would do together, what sex with her would be like, and so on. I don't really know if it's normal or healthy to think… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

comment by a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous I'm a longtime MeFi member and am a physician (not a psychiatrist) for the VA. FYI: Physicians in the VA are required to screen patients for PTSD. I think this has been in place for about… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm an "Is everything okay?" person, though hopefully the people I do it too aren't annoyed by it. I can see how it would be frustrating. I think for me there's an immediacy aspect to text and for people who don't normally text me to say… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I got one (thanks gwint). It's so lovely. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'm sorry you are feeling punky about this that totally sucks and it's too bad your friend can't be at your wedding. I think over time you'll get more of a handle on this and will be able to split out what's the bad feeling slopping irrationally over… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

She had a huge heart and we are all better off for having known her. Thanks so much for the news aft, I'll contact you about maybe getting some notecards to send you. Let me know if I can help with postage to send them around. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'm 38, unmarried, no kids, pretty happy. I got out of a long term relationship last year and spent a lot of time being less-than-happy not because I don't like being single but because I had, for a time, shifted my priorities into thinking that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I wrote to their facebook page and they wrote me back "What we have been calling those are re-usable twist ties. Think of a bread bag - you would put the bag in the slot and tighten the wheel to secure. Lots of people have had this question!… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Seems like you handled that just fine and sorry you were scolded, that sounds like it was inappropriate given the context that you are in a hospital for a stressful reason. If it were me I think I would have done the same thing which is say sorry and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Use a scheduler like Hootsuite. Totally. I have a personal Twitter and I run a few (small) association accounts. I use Tweetdeck which lets me schedule tweets and post and/or follow-up from my own account or the ones of the associations… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am pretty all the time, fuckers. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Mine went in the mail today. I am now snowed in and in receipt of two out of the three sets of cookies that are en route. And everyone sent more than six cookies. My plan to share them at work is scrapped since work is closed because of the storm. I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


stay away from Benzodiazepines Different people respond differently to different medications. For some people benzos are literally a life saver. They can be habit-forming and have some other issues but don't discard anything out of hand… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It is hard to imagine the calculation of risk where the convenience of eating handy food outweighs potential medical harm. Your life is clearly different from the lives of other people here. There are things on MeFi that I don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I just went ahead planning with what I thought Partner would like, and didn't give a second thought to my own feelings. Now Partner is sad that I didn't just explain what I wanted to do from the get-go, and I feel like an awful person… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

But am I being too sensitive? Should I just let it go? I'd say no and no, but this is a thing I think people disagree on tactically, what to do. I have some lovely friends in town who are also Republicans and sometimes they repeat… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My liquor cabinet has, in total: Frangelico, marshmallow vodka, and Malibu. These go good with ice cream, cocoa and Diet Coke respectively. I have too much respect for my Fresca to mix it with anything. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have a go-to recipe that I like a lot and is dead simple and can be reheated in a small microwave. Take a butternut squash and cut into 1" cubes, reserve seeds Sprinkle with maple syrup, garam masala and olive oil. Stir, put into a baking… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This exact thing happened to me. I moved away to someplace warmer, gained some weight, came back, lost the weight and suddenly was like WTF SHIT HUMANS SHOULDN'T LIVE HERE. So what was helpful for me was a lot of the stuff people have explained… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Wasn't there a post on the blue where someone waited til it was off the front page and then just started posting over and over again til it go archived, and no one noticed? I think that was our dearly missed bradlands. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Amateur internet searchers start with Google and then read through what Google gives them to decide what to click on to answer their question. They may type natural language questions. They almost always use many more words to find a thing than they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is the most mom post ever. At a job where you're exected to "keep an eye on" MeTa threads, it seemed fair. Those indexes are so darned lovely looking. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

the odds of it working are low. Well that's the thing, it does work really well a lot of the time. People just notice it when it doesn't. And a lot of people start over even when there hasn't been a real problem in their past either… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

didn't the mods used to pick the winners, rather than going purely by favorite count? Way back in the day, yes. But this was back when there were one or two big prizes from mathowie himself. It was sort of exhausting to pore over all the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Further follow-up from the OP: I always get annoyed when anon posters don't follow the advice of the majority of the responders. So I will be a good askmefi-er and go to the hospital. The combination of your unanimous answers and a e-mail exchange… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Btw, you can consume any reasonable amount of fresh produce if you're willing to eat it instead of something else. This is the real difference between "grew up poor" to my mind and "grew up with parents who may have been… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I donate to the Randolph Area Food Shelf in my town and I help sponsor a scholarship at the local vocational school for girls in technology. Those are my two charity destinations where I just give money instead of time. I am a huge fan of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

An activists talks about an issue of concern, and then someone responds by saying that there are all these much bigger problems that we should be concerned about. That is not what is going on. This is someone saying "I don't know… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Did any of the televised versions include a completed Star Wars parody trailer? We saw it live and I don't remember any of that sort of artifact-y stuff but I might have missed that. I liked this episode more than most of the other… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

You might like the BBC series Wallander which has Kenneth Branagh as the cop-with-problems who is trying to solve crimes as he increasingly has trouble sleeping and his life falls apart. Takes place in Sweden, in English. There is the original… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm an admin at the original tilde club and would be happy to help people get acquainted with the other tildes. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Seriously, pix plz. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

you can't just say we're not going to debate about something and then drop the turd you did and expect it all to be fine. Seriously. This really is exactly the thing people are talking about. So I guess it's good that this is an example… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think we talked kittens before we actually started recording. That was while I was still finishing lunch because I missed it entirely. jeffxl that piece, now that I've listened to the whole thing, is true genius. Let us know if Roger… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Jess ... could have probably handled it a little differently As could everyone in this thread. I'm not taking the thing from your hand. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

So just to be clear: it's okay to counter what other people are saying as long as you still try to answer the question? Generally yes. If countering the advice given is - Answering the OPs question - Not starting a fight with other… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'd advise you to let go of the "alcoholic" label, at least for now, because I don't think it's going to help. Yep. At the same time it's totally okay for you to have boundaries -- even ones that don't have to do with drinking… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

So I kind of was being treated like an idiot right out the gate I think there may be a perception issue at work here. You feel what you feel. You'd been a user for six weeks and were asking for something that was very similar to a thing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

As someone in lives in a rural place, I really wish you would stop projecting your personal fears onto us. Seriously and likewise. People here in my rural home tend to have guns because they hunt. Don't start a stupid gun argument here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I guess your point is that Ironmouth made his case and needed to "be cut off" because people were arguing with him. I think her point (please correct me if I am wrong) was that after a certain point continuing to grind away on… [more]
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