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My sister uses bottles and loves the Medela sanitizer. She is super minimalist and despises unnecessary one trick pony gadgets but swears by this item. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by TrishaU
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago


My favorite response on twitter was that Blake Shelton is not even the sexiest man in this Waffle House. A girl at work had to look Blake Shelton up on Google Images to figure out what the rest of us were so mad about and I waved at the… [more]
favorited 42 times, recently by howfar, armeowda, ocherdraco, lunasol, skoosh, flyingsquirrel, danabanana, camyram, jedicus, DevilsAdvocate, naoko, fiercecupcake, asteria, thetarium, cheapskatebay, palindromic, Emmy Rae, defenestration, FirstMateKate, Recliner of Rage, Squeak Attack, allthinky, palomar, TheWhiteSkull, cooker girl, seyirci, teleri025, Kitteh, Mouse Army, ImproviseOrDie, kinnakeet, like_neon, threetwentytwo, I_Love_Bananas, lollymccatburglar, redsparkler, yasaman, Emily's Fist, lesbiassparrow, ckape, Spathe Cadet, Mayra in L.A.
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Oh, and I forgot: just when I thought I was done crying, the credits thanked some of the original Little Dorset Ships for participating in the film. *sniff* [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by gamera
FanFare comment - 4 weeks ago


Seriously, United Noodles is worth the visit if you're in the Twin Cities and aren't already on a monthly United Noodles shopping schedule. If you're smart you'll plan it so you also hit up the nearby Coastal Seafoods so you can do a DIY sushi night… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by louche mustachio, Orange Dinosaur Slide
MeFi comment - Last month

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is my friend. Sometimes it's a real problem that needs addressing, sometimes it's just MY problem and I need to get over myself. It's important to be able to discern the difference. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by lunastellasol
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

My Emile Henry stone gets used at least weekly, for the past eight years. If I hadn't been gifted that, I'd probably have gotten a Lodge cast iron one, which would actually have been more practical because I could use it on the stovetop as a… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by WaterAndPixels
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

A friend of mine who traveled quite a lot by plane due to family obligation with her toddlers would always bring a bag of plain M&Ms along. She referred to them as "shut-em-ups" and would dole them out, one by one, on an as needed basis… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by glitter
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

My husband's family is pretty small and he's very close to his cousins. When I married him, I started calling his cousins my cousins, and when they got married, I started calling their partners my cousins, and now I call their kids my cousins and all… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by thetarium, rebent, galvanized unicorn, 3fluffies, sleeping bear, silverstatue
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I bought myself the Bonne Maman jam advent calendar this year and December can't come soon enough. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Fig
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have a strong love for cheesy postcards, and my guest room is actually equipped with pre-stamped postcards that no guest has ever taken advantage of (COME VISIT ME), but have you thought about just doing smartphone photo postcards using an app? The… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by machinecraig
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Before people run her through with pitchforks, consider that her note says that she is concerned about the safety of her family. If she has other children, and the adopted child was as violent and "psychopathic" as she says, then she… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If rats are possible, they are really delightful. My daughter got a pair at about your daughter's age and they loved to sit on her shoulders, or on a chilly day they'd nestle into the hood of her sweatshirt. I am terribly allergic to cats but wasn't… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Carravanquelo, Morfil Ffyrnig, radwolf76, Carouselle
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

One of the only good things my dad ever taught me was that I am fucking hilarious. I give him very little, but I give him that. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by The Underpants Monster
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

We took the kids to France when they were 8 and 10, and seeing the Bayeux Tapestry was one of the few things on the trip that was very distinctly a Me Thing, because I'm the history nerd. They have an audio tour which is amazing, and they have a… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by languagehat, Nelson
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Still, it is difficult to think of Gay as a hyper-capitalistic hero worshipper. She seems, from having read her work and following her on Twitter, to enjoy pop culture as an amusement and also to get what it means, what it says about… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by bluespark25, palomar, Mavri, Lexica, fiercecupcake, Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It's not, but given that it's in response to a VERY POWERFUL MAN who mostly preyed on women who were very much in his thrall with regard to their career, the idea of making light of it is pretty goddamn dark. Those women couldn't pretend they were… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by ethnomethodologist, CottonCandyCapers, daybeforetheday, armadillo1224, allthinky, schadenfrau, geek anachronism, pxe2000, rtha, grumpybear69
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The Hawkeye Initiative was punching up. This is firmly "too soon" at the very, very best interpretation. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ethnomethodologist
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

@padraigin: It's literally written by a woman. The entire point is literally that treating people so inequitably is ridiculous. A point which appears to have gone entire over some people's heads. Read it, caught the byline, still think… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by ethnomethodologist, CottonCandyCapers, daybeforetheday, allthinky, I'm Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today!, rtha, WalkerWestridge
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'd rather not be harassed as myself, without a potential harasser having to pretend I'm not only not me, I'm not even a woman, and in fact, I'm a large man who can tear most other many of any size apart. I'd like to just be left alone as myself… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by ethnomethodologist, luckynerd, allthinky, bilabial, Lexica, WalkerWestridge, littlewater, mandolin conspiracy, TheWhiteSkull, clawsoon
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

After years of brushes that couldn't stand up to my thick, coarse hair, I finally invested in a Mason Pearson (I have the Popular Mix, with a mixture of boar bristles for distributing oil and nylon for actually tackling the tangles). I have the… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by dancinglamb, Charity Garfein, Hanuman1960, jouir, thegreatfleecircus
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

American Smarties! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sexyrobot
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Thanks to my patronus J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, I don't need to go to fucking Chik-Fil-A to enjoy their delicious sandwiches, I can make them myself. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by scrump
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Amber Rose isn't perfect, but I really appreciate hearing feminist voices that don't look like me and don't share pretty much my same experience, and I think she adds interesting things to the conversation that I am better for hearing. She's… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by scrump
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Not tryina' start shit, really, but I've seen Fargo three times and I still don't understand the appeal. I think it's one of the most overrated movies ever. Huh. Well, that's different. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by scrump
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Possibly there was originally a coat this could attach to, to make a collar. I've seen similar coat/stole combos, the coat is usually wool. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by woot, slateyness, Hypatia, acm, erst, fiercecupcake, something something, mskyle, littlewater, easily confused, muddgirl, potrzebie
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It's pretty hard to get outside of Kentucky (or maybe adjacent states?), but it is very important for me to spread the good word of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, which is obviously made with bourbon instead of whiskey, and is DIVINE. When friends… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by notsnot
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The rest is comedy. Except for how it's honestly not that funny if you're the woman dealing with it. And god forbid you're person who identifies as a woman but who has physical traits associated with masculinity, how are you supposed to… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane, ITheCosmos, daybeforetheday, koeselitz, LizBoBiz, allthinky, GenjiandProust, geek anachronism, rtha, Miko, WalkerWestridge, armadillo1224
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Even if I'm using a jarred sauce, I always start by sautéing a diced onion until it's translucent and then throwing in some fresh minced garlic before adding the ground meat. Sometimes I start by dicing a couple slices of bacon, sautéing those… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by epj, TurquoiseZebra, bookworm4125, studioaudience
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

As a data point I met them when they did a signing at the record store I worked at in the early 90s and they were all very nice to me! Doing that sort of thing can be a total slog, you're on tour and exhausted and often broke and hungry and a lot of… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by floatboth, Token Meme, running order squabble fest, DirtyOldTown, ovvl, rongorongo, GenjiandProust, Abehammerb Lincoln
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This happens to me a lot both at home and at work and I think it's different in the two contexts. At home, I have teenagers and a busy husband and I don't think any of us are really actively listening to each other at all times, and probably I'm… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by Paper rabies, ldthomps, gaybobbie, FireFountain, The corpse in the library, randomkeystrike, haltingproblemsolved, speakeasy, qxntpqbbbqxl, jbenben
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Scunci brand are infinitely stronger than Goody. I have a ton of very coarse hair, the bane of every clip, barrette, and hair tie in the land, and Scunci are the jam. However, I have only ever found them in the basic neutrals (black, tortoise,… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by joycehealy, Crystal Fox, cpatterson, fshgrl, bunnysquirrel, hurdy gurdy girl
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I cut ties with my father when my children were very little and haven't had a moment's concern when explaining to them why they don't have the full complement of grandfathers. It comes up every so often and I give them whatever response is both… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by amanda
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

With kids that age, open ended questions are hard. Questions that force more specific answers are better (bq gives some great examples). If you're doing FaceTime, maybe ask her to show you things? Show her room, show where she brushes her teeth,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by fingersandtoes
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Some studios also have limited availability, so artists will snap up open time even if it's just a few days. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by soundguy99
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Oh no. Heartbroken in the Twin Cities. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by kuppajava, juiceless, snsranch, the phlegmatic king, brand-gnu, thelonius
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

pxe2000, that coffee cup story went somewhere unexpected and delightful and from everything I know about him, to a very, very Grant place. Thank you for sharing it. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by pxe2000
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

My 14 year old usually just does the look-up style eye roll and I find it more offensive, because it indicates that to her, I am not worth the effort of a full roll. It's extremely effective and if you get a similar feeling from your kid, then… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by masquesoporfavor
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

The "heartbreak of psoriasis" is a reference to an ad campaign for, I believe, Tegrin shampoo. People who aren't old enough to have been latchkey kids with a television for a babysitter may not have made this connection. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Canned tomatoes. You can experiment with whatever brands are available to you to decide where the line of diminishing returns is, but I guarandamntee that the cheapest brand is going to taste like pennies and be full of seeds, so you can safely skip… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I was 23 years old in 1997 and living in the suburbs of a big, sprawling, totally uncool metropolis. I had just gotten my first corporate job and had to get a credit card from Express in order to accumulate a quasi-professional wardrobe, which… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

A dark horse candidate for best primer I've tried: Nivea Men aftershave balm. No silicones, very light, keeps my makeup pretty well put even during the hot humid summers where I live. Absurdly cheap compared to "real primers". If you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

The waterskiing video brings up a lot of trauma stemming from things my husband and his cousins do on Wisconsin lakes. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

THIS TAPANADE IS AMAZING I haven't tried this one yet but I bet it's great too. I do not have a mortar and pestle that can handle this kind of thing so I did use a food processor and it was fine. More than fine. I don't even like olives and I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Try looking for German language magazines in an area of your interest, which you can find via your smartphone. The language usage will be current and fresh, you'll have the opportunity to learn new vocabulary that you might really be glad to know,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Had this happened in the last few years, the guy who ended up with the ball would have been shamed up and down every possible form of social media. It would be the first thing that came up when the guy who ended up with the ball was google searched,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I was surprised that two teenaged boys living in a town on the Channel couldn't already spot planes--we had plane spotting cards from WWII at my house when I was a kid, I was told they were distributed widely so civilians could distinguish the… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

I bought a cheap refurb Kindle to bring on a vacation where I would have limited access to power to recharge, and it's been a revelation. I have a huge collection of paper books, I love them. But being able to hold hundreds of books, in a small… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

That gliding along the sands brought to my mind Antoine de Saint-Exupery. [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

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