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of course it was! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Since the MLIS is considered a "terminal" degree in the field, I was able to use one to get a job teaching technology classes (how to make a website sort of stuff) at my local community college. I have had a lot of non-library jobs with my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I work on raising my eyebrows slightly which can change a somewhat negative and dour expression to one that looks a little inquisitive and awake. Takes notes, keep the eyebrows up, count the minutes. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Pore size is simply a function of aging. Also genetics. Some people have less visible pores just in general, though everyone's get more visible as they are and their skin gets less elastic. Weight gain and loss, as well as… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

she's part of an ancient people who are ever vigilant for the return of Ares, except they don't leave their bubble of safety to understand what he might be doing out in the world, let alone how the world is progressing, so they get to play the… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Wow Bachmann sort of disappeared didn't she? [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

No one flies into Providence. No one. I totally do! All the time! But I think the point is that no one going to the Boston area flies in to Providence. That said, it's a cute little airport and very very easy to get into and out of. THAT… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[Ditch the tattoo talk, please?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

He hasn't mentioned my partner in the invitation yet - but perhaps he will as we get closer to making plans... This is a good opportunity for you to take an active role in normalizing the "we are JUST friends and have partners"… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

what would the Platonic Ideal Library be? There's no good answer on that. There is an entire profession that revolves around this question and how to best answer it. It's fine if you don't know or haven't delved deeply into it, but this… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I don't even know where to begin with the idea that public libraries confer some kind of cachet on LFLs, that just seems bizarre. I work in the profession. People regularly come up to me and ask what I think about Little Free Libraries,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Adding an obvious trademark to an idea that's been around for decades, claiming you're a non-profit activist organization, and then demanding nothing but a check for $40 to use your trademark is shady as hell. This was part of the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

When you're caretaking, so much of your life revolves around the person who is recovering that you can kind of lose yourself in the process. This is extra hard if you're depressed. If it were me, I might like (in addition to some nifty care packages)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Like, what are the tools of the left and how can we best use them? In my anarchist opinion, I do not think of those as tools of the left, or not ones they've been using lately. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I had this! It flipped me out! In my case they just sent me straight to an expensive mammogram (not covered by insurance, fuck all y'all) and then to a breast specialist who said that it was unusual, did not seem to be a problem, "breasts are… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If you take a screen cap off of a website you can link to it in the ALT text (which I do) or you can also include all the words again in the ALT text (which I also do, except in Tweetdeck because fuck twitter) but it's definitely easier and more… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The Goy Scouts? I mean sure... but no. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I know it's gotta be bittersweet that your campaign on GoFundMe is trending. Glad you are all safe and well-supported. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I am in an LDR, my boyfriend is a pot smoker and we have these conversations sometimes. Stoned Boyfriend is fine, but a little less of a good boyfriend and I usually wouldn't choose to be around him. We are both pretty nerdy and have a somewhat… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[guys it really might be a great idea to veer away from this particular murder stuff?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

So I had to drag myself downstairs, sick as a dog, to receive company. I have a very loud, emotive, demonstrative "This is how you need to behave or you are dead to us" family. I decided, in some cases, it was okay to be dead to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I call where I live in Central Vermont the most beautiful place on earth because in a lot of ways I'm stuck in the past and I enjoy living where people are a little slower-paced, like and help their nieghbors and try at least to some extent to live… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

MeFites who date each other via their own communicative gumption is totally a thing As well as A Thing, iirc. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I am sorry about your mom, that sucks and can't make any of this easier. Taking you at your word that you must go, here are some suggestions - Don't let the dread colonize your mind. Try to spend some time putting off thinking about it, not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have been swimming two or three times weekly for years, and at least a couple of times a month water will stay in my ears for more than a day or two despite all effort to get it out. Me also. Everything randomstriker says seems accurate… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Buzzfeed covers a lot of Ireland stuff and has staff there. If you want a sort of normal-internet approach to everything. Was also coming here to suggest Facts, it's really funny. You might also want to shift some of your reading to more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I forget about FanFare until I've just watched a movie or TV that I Have Opinions about and remember that it is there and am pleased. Which reminds me, I need to go check there for the recent Alien movie.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

The good thing is that I finally got divorced last Friday This is a seriously buried lede. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I know what a neutrino is and once the movie indicated that it did not I was like "Oh well, bring on the stupid then..." and was not disappointed. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Part of the ghostland feel of it is that when folks successfully fill a listing, it disappears That's a UI thing that could be rejiggered. Maybe just make them dim so that people can see it working? I know I was pleased to get my… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Don't other people throw things in anger sometimes but have otherwise healthy families? I think most people get to grow up in families where the occasional throwing of things is a completely abberant behavior pattern and totally… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I had the feels during Aldean's Tom Petty cover. He's a supporter of the NRA, isn't he? I felt a lot like having an NRA supporter singing anything with Stand My Ground as part of it was in questionable taste. I enjoyed this episode. I… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Does anyone use the Tags pages? I don't use that Popular Tags page, but I still use tags a LOT for finding old questions and I am still regretful this site has never done more with using tags as a discovery mechanism. It would be cool to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

It doesn't suggest ingratitude, I wouldn't expect a note at all. My mom died in July. My rule of thumb has been to personally acknowledge everyone who did something "above and beyond" (sent food, money, did chores, whatever) but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

he is fine on his own anyway. You should heed his advice to you and leave him on his own. Regardless of his memory or his drinking or the things he said, the lack of concern for the truly shitty way he treated you is the red flag for me… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Final update from the OP:Hey it's a year later and I meditated nearly every day of 2016. It was a big game changer for me. I changed it up a bit from time to time but here's the year in review - someone gifted me a Headspace membership for three… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

How about the fact that my most recent MeFi-inspired purchase was a wallet just like yours? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My hippie uncle came to visit me when he was doing a tour of communes on the east coast when I was eight or so. He lived in this awesome bus with a woodstove inside it and had a ton of tattoos and earrings and was friendly and relaxed in a way that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

. If you find yourself feeling anxious or overwhelmed or angry, do you try to access the calm of meditation by, for example, doing deep breaths? Or do you find that the act of doing meditation regularly simply makes those emotions less likely to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And that article which was in-process when we talked on the podcast (Friday) is now printed which is cool. It's always a little dodgy when you are doing something partly as a publicity awareness-raising stunt and then you wind up with publicity. I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I remember doing lots of arts and crafts with the metal tabs that you pulled off the top of soda and beer cans. Yes, lots of repurposeable consumer stuff, there wasn't as much premade "craft with this" stuff around. And, if you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

because the mods allowed someone to hide behind a sock to argue that there's no such thing as a TERF. One of the (more minor) reasons I stopped working here was because I literally, as a well-meaning but also sometimes clueless site… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My anxiety sometimes gets a foothold. I do something a lot like embrangled where I notice the thought/feeling, accept the thought/feeling, and tell the thought/feeling to take a seat with the other thoughts/feelings particularly the ones which are… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Well then we're looking at January 29th at the earliest then.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I left the tab I was playing it in open and came over here to see if it had been posted (yes) and then went back and my train was stuck and everyone was hustling on and off my tram and I could do nothing! It was actually pretty cool to watch. I… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Sort of depends how you view "exciting" You can read these descriptions and see what you think counts. I liked A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece which is about a woman who went solo to Alaska to teach in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Usually when I wake up I lie in bed a little while and slowly wake up. In the wintertime that seems to take longer, warm bed, cool house. So I turn on the bright overhead light as soon as I am awake. I still lie in bed but not in the dark. Seems to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I thought that disaster porn is views of terrible things happening at that time, but ruin porn is more like abandoned sites overgrown with vines and the like. I think that is probably true. Some of this stuff looked more like disaster… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I have a partner with an ex with mental health problems who he does have a (grown) kid with. And he had some bad patterns with her like spending their "anniversary" together even when we were first dating, that sort of thing. I said it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I freelance, so this is a struggle for me. However I am also fairly organized and tidy so it's mostly ok. I also do not have to include other people most of the time so ymmv. I have a few guiding principles - I have a big "year at a… [more]
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