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I'm also happy with the current solution.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2012 on Closing time soon at The Slacktiverse
I agree with Nenya--if we're just looking for a place where all of us will be able to find each other for discussions, a message board where people can post whatever may be the way to go.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2012 on Closing time soon at The Slacktiverse
I have the same handle at LJ as I do here, and I know I don't have most of you friended. I don't post a lot though, and it is usually kid pictures and kid stories. I have not been able to get the OpenID at DW to work consistently with my LJ, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. So if we go to DW, I will probably get a DW account, too.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2012 on A New Day at The Slacktiverse
Of those two, I'd vote for LJ, since I'm already there and under the same handle.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2012 on A New Day at The Slacktiverse
Unfortunately, I am unable to take on any other commitments at this time. I'm barely keeping my head above water with the ones I do have. I will be sad to see the Slacktiverse go, if it does go. I would prefer option 3 if it comes to that, but I think we should send the contents of 'our' tip jar to Fred's tip jar.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on Time For a Re-Think at The Slacktiverse
Chris, that's got to be the longest parenthetical I've seen appended to a signature yet!
Of course the characters in Winnie the Pooh are selfish--with the exception of Kanga and Owl they're written as children!
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2012 on Rereading The Old Favourites at The Slacktiverse
A sitter, here, for a whole evening, is ~$30 for three kids, and movie tickets are $11 apiece. Tonight I'm going to go cook dinner for and watch my BFF's six kids so she and her husband can go out to dinner for their 21st wedding anniv. They'll reciprocate for our 22nd anniversary in December. (If, unlike the past two years, one set or the other of kids does not have stomach flu in December.) That's the only way we can afford to go out these days.
TBAT, I think I have a post caught in the spam trap.
I never believed in an omnipotent, omniscient, onmibenevolent deity. In my religious upbringing the 'three omnis' were omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. Which made sense to me because the Old Testament makes perfectly clear that God isn't OMNIbenevolent. I didn't encounter omnibenevolence as a claimed attribute for God until I was an adult.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2012 on An Atheist Roundtable at The Slacktiverse
The most recent Ice Age. Krakatoa. (says cjmr's husband, who just read a book on it) Winter in Russia during any war in which someone from the west is trying to conquer Russia.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2012 on Ill winds blowing at The Slacktiverse
Ah yes, I remember that discussion. I think I might have participated in that discussion.
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2012 on The folks round here do say... at The Slacktiverse
Somewhere, my mom has a photo of little baby me being held up to the TV to watch Neil and Buzz on the moon. I feel like a part of me has died--I wanted to be Neil Armstrong 'when I grew up'.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2012 on The folks round here do say... at The Slacktiverse
Ah yes. And for some reason they always buy bread, eggs, milk, and toilet paper. Even people who don't usually eat bread, eggs, or milk will buy bread, eggs, milk, and toilet paper. People in our area seem to only do that when there is actually snow falling and it is expected to be a lot. And they buy all kinds of groceries.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2012 on The folks round here do say... at The Slacktiverse
Yes, I used to carry inside shoes to school and church. Other kids kept them in their lockers--we weren't allowed to wear our boots in school. I longed for the day I'd be old enough to get dress boots to wear to church (Mom wasn't going to go to that expense until my feet stopped growing so quickly) but was very disappointed to find out that dress boots don't keep your feet WARM. My knees and ankles are now so bad I have to wear shoes (proper shoes, with arch support) all the time or I am in pain. I'm glad I'm the grownup now and can make my own rules about shoes in the house.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2012 on The folks round here do say... at The Slacktiverse
We have a number of mix CDs for the car--60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 'driving music', 'instrumental'. The criteria for selection were: 1) songs must not get annoying after only a few repetitions, and 2) songs must not contain lyrics that would be embarrassing if a four-year-old were to start singing zir version of them in public. The current youngest's version of Bohemian Rhapsody is kind of interesting...
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2012 on Turn the Record Over at The Slacktiverse
Ross' post reminded me of another thing my mom says: "Now we just have to cut it out and put it together." Used when you have done 10% of the project which has used 90% of the time available, and have to move on to the other 90% of the project (which will use the other 90% of the time). Refers back to an incident where the sewing pattern required a particularly complex cutting layout on the fabric.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2012 on Private Slang at The Slacktiverse
My mom used to say 'curse, swear, mutter, grumble' when she'd have preferred to use a stream of expletives. Husband and I just say 'expletive deleted' in that circumstance, thanks to the internet.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2012 on Private Slang at The Slacktiverse
Oh, and we also use "noon-thirty" and also "o' dark-thirty". (The latter means 'way too damn early').
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2012 on Private Slang at The Slacktiverse
Our family slang often includes words that the current youngest member of the family mispronounces, for instance, right now we are keeping our food cold in the 'fridger', and carry 'umbrerllellas' when it is raining.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2012 on Private Slang at The Slacktiverse
Content Note: Labor and Delivery experiences When I was ~10, I had a very bad sore throat--bad to the extent that I wouldn't drink soda or even suck on a popsicle. They gave me a codeine-based cough syrup. I got my first dose before bedtime. That was a horrible experience--I hallucinated ginormous spiders crawling all over my body in the dark. The pediatrician said it was an idiopathic adverse reaction and recommended that I not ever take any related drugs. Fast forward 24 years to the birth of my second child--the anesthesiologist asked if I'd be willing to try having a related drug in my epidural, since my previous (non-narcotic) epidural had not been very effective. I agreed. I didn't see actual spiders this time, but it *felt* the same. So, no more narcotics for me, TYVM. I hope I don't end up with a chronic pain condition.
According to FC's FB post in the wee hours of the morning, it is a permanent thing.
As long as you've bought the Kindle content from Amazon, if your Kindle gets lost or destroyed you are supposed to be able to retrieve it from 'The Cloud'. If you hack other e-format books to read on your Kindle, not so much.
TV and/or Movie trope I hate--potty humor, esp. flatulence jokes.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2012 on Favorite and Un-Favorite Tropes at The Slacktiverse
This spam @4:56 on Friday isn't in French or English--just html...