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Is there something you miss from your time in the US? Or something you didn't bring with you that you wish you had? Or a book or magazine you'd love to have with you? Like if you had a favorite guilty pleasure type of magazine she could (easily!) get… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The older Flickr Uploader where you could set up albums and tags will still work. It is not at ALL robust (it will sometimes crash and doesn't save state very well) but if you are just trying to bulk upload to a chunk of albums with a chunk of tags,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have read that getting remarried quickly is a thing older widowed adults who were in long-term relationships tend to do, so maybe I should just go with it. My dad called me to invite me to his wedding of a woman I didn't even know he… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

we don't use the word "hillbilly", it's "redneck" anywheah noath a boston, he oughta know that fer christ sake. You do not have "woodchucks" over in New Hampster? Look who is fancy! [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

DC Public Library has been killing it with the stuff they've been able to digitize. They got a big grant for their Memory Lab and it's been terrific watching them put it to such good use. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

are those handful of people who live there and who "liked" the shows on Facebook really a significant enough measure to give any color to that area, one as large as any city? I was wondering that about Vermont, a state with the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Not a film but totally worth it if you like this sort of thing: Orphan Black (because it's a roller coaster of "Who the hell am I??"). There's an Identity Amnesia category in TV Tropes which also suggests Dark City and Robocop (of the ones… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[comment removed - if you've got a factual point to make, it's better without the personal attacks] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Vermont has *fourteen* counties! Thirteen and mine! (yes, noted, thank you!) [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Direct link to some context. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[reminder: edit window is for typos. Please don't edit your comments for content. Add a second comment if you have to add more content. Thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I am very very ask-y and my feeling is that once opened you are welcome to partake or not. Not everyone is following the same rule book w/r/t gift-giving culture. If someone brings a food/drink gift to my event I will often but not always open it and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is me. I will not wear anything that requires pins. It needs to be one hair doinker, one barrette or one clip. I sidebraid my hair a lot and wear it with a scarf if I am feeling dressy-ish. I did make a whole YouTube playlist of how to make… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Keep in mind that money is math. So you can cut expenses and live frugally OR you can bring in more money in various ways. So when you are starting to chafe under the budget restrictions (I am frugal as hell but I still eat out at least once a week)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

My partner and I have different levels of ambition. I am a driven hard-working anxious ball of energy who gets a lot done. He is an agreeable and affable guy with a regular job and a small social circle and a few hobbies that make him happy. I'm… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have some friends who don't all jibe with one another. I recently had a friend cancel on an event where one of my other friends was going to be there and she just dropped me an email and said "Hey I'm feeling a little less resilient than usual… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

John Cena finally found a good tailor. I was looking at his suit during the opening monologue and thinking "That's not a real suit, that will tear off, right?" This show seemed uneven to me. I loved the whole first part of it… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

it's all about how tacky their clothes are and how much their music sucks. Yes, this is a troublesome thing. I have (as an example) a very hard time (personally) seeing the appeal of NASCAR but it actually doesn't matter what the hell I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

the difference between your behaviour and hers is that yours was accidental, whereas she took a number of deliberate steps to frighten you and your children, and possibly harm you. Exactly, it's worth noting the difference here. I am… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Love the option for transcripts. Makes it easier to watch-while-eating among all the other good reasons. crunch crunch [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

most babies are a PITA about bedtime around 8-11mo, this will pass, you don't have to leave your kid to cry If that was the gist of your comment, it definitely would have stayed. If you'd like, I can repost your comment here. It was… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

The most important thing for GRE math is knowing what you need to know and separating that from what you actually DON'T need to know. The quantitative GRE (NOT the math-subject GRE) is a very specific set of questions that work in a very specific way… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

People should do some more work on that Gift Ideas wiki, I had totally forgotten about it. For something straightforward you can use the gift+something tag formation where something is the thing you are looking for. So like here are three posts on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I turned off the notifications. I had a phone for a long time with a terrible battery so I didn't use it for things that drained it (i.e. facebook). I have a routine where I get up in the morning and do something, anything, for 45 minutes that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Yay, this is great work you all are doing. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

You can get him a year's worth of Fortean Times for that amount of $$ have you seen this shop run by a fellow mefite? That is, alas, her husband. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have a locker at mine and it helps a LOT. Contains: outfit, towels, moisturizer, shampoo/conditioner/soap, sneakers/socks, water bottle, hair ties. Other things - all the stuff at the gym is GYM stuff, not stuff I need in my day to day… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If you are in VT heading to Boston, go now before it gets icy. Roads are a slushy mess now. Especially with so much meltiness today, there will be patches of ice as stuff sets up before the salt/sand trucks have been out. Vermont should salt and sand… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Haha! Me three! Literally just coming here to post this... Snow Shoveler Bhangra by the Maritime Bhangra a performance group in Nova Scotia known for dancing in front of many landmarks in and around their hometown of Halifax such as Peggy's Cove,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

First: start waving at people. It's going to be a lot easier to work this stuff out if everyone's on friendly terms. I would very much avoid lawyers if at all possible. Second: it's called grading and you can read up on it. It may be that the work… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Boundaries are great! I have a similar mom who just can't really get outside her own head. She's a truly interesting person and a terrible mom. And she wants credit for being an interesting person while being a terrible mom. Frustrating! So a few… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

You've done the work, you like the work. I like this idea. You don't mention how far this will be from where you currently live and how much of a culture shock but I'd be saying go for it. Considerations... - can you afford to do this safely? So… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is me. I grew up in a house with a lot of yelling and a parent who would sort of "sic" the other parent on me and (try to) keep me in line by implying that the other parent might hurt me. I only got smacked a few times, but it was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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 - 3 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 - 3 months ago

What's sleep? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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