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by nicole
Today, 12:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 76
Views: 1986

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

We’re hosting this year for the first time. Which is annoying because we decided to host to have friends over who now aren’t coming. Anyway. Dubs is in charge of course. There’s a turkey brining in the fridge and we’re having mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, onions and green beans. MIL ma...
by nicole
Yesterday, 10:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6029
Views: 149879

Re: Orange is the new President

I see SOMEONE hasn't checked H&R comments this morning. It's TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
by nicole
16 Nov 2018, 11:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135427

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

My mom said it took her two hours to get from Darien to Norwalk yesterday afternoon.
by nicole
16 Nov 2018, 10:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4598
Views: 194981

Re: Food

i've never understood how the technically correct people don't have the lower stick slide off the finger. It's 2.5 seconds into any eating effort for me with that grip. Part of it is pincer pressure is overrated. In general you don't go sticks down, pinch and pick up. You go sticks from the side an...
by nicole
16 Nov 2018, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135427

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Dude. All I had to do yesterday outdoors, because I decided to take the MTA to LGA because a cab (at around 3:45!) would have been insane, was cross 8th Ave to the Port Authority. Our office is across the street. And I was actually scared because of how slippery it was that I was going to fall in th...
by nicole
16 Nov 2018, 06:32
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 307
Views: 23307

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

I was bound to have to spend the night in an airport at some point, right?

Odysseying home today. NYC to Chicago via Miami. But I just boarded!
by nicole
13 Nov 2018, 20:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7429

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I don’t know whether it’s really the case that kids these days are having a hard time getting together, but if they are, that’s the bad thing to me. And I do see a lot of people talk about these kinds of dating woes and it does seem shitty. I wonder to what extent 'dating sucks' is a real cultural ...
by nicole
13 Nov 2018, 19:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7429

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

According to a November 2017 Economist/YouGov poll, 17 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 now believe that a man inviting a woman out for a drink “always” or “usually” constitutes sexual harassment. I see this in the wild now. People totally freaked out over conversing with other people in real lif...
by nicole
13 Nov 2018, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7429

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

According to a November 2017 Economist/YouGov poll, 17 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 now believe that a man inviting a woman out for a drink “always” or “usually” constitutes sexual harassment. I see this in the wild now. People totally freaked out over conversing with other people in real lif...
by nicole
13 Nov 2018, 11:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7429

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Article and long explanatory Twitter thread on the "sex recession":

by nicole
13 Nov 2018, 09:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 158
Views: 12143

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

The counting words are called “classifiers,” as opposed to “classes,” like grammatical gender. Classifiers sometimes collapse into a smaller number and become classes. Eg, in future instead of dozens of counting words Korean may have a handful of genders. The classifiers also often start out as word...
by nicole
09 Nov 2018, 11:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4001
Views: 135983

Re: When journalism goes bad

It more just came to mean “lying,” which is dumb because the point was to describe something much more specific than that.
by nicole
09 Nov 2018, 10:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6598
Views: 206651

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The only thing worse and more business-speaky than using "challenges" to refer to problems that one wants fixed is calling them "opportunities" No, the damn software isn't working as expected. That's a fucking problem. Hahaha In my work I frequently interview people and ask about their problems, wh...
by nicole
08 Nov 2018, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

Warren wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 15:17
nicole wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 13:45
I would read to him
Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction, usually mysteries or PG Wodehouse.
by nicole
08 Nov 2018, 13:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

If dubs cooks, which is most nights, we eat at the dining table. In our old place the TV was in the next room from there, and it might be on with him listening to it while he cooked, or else he would listen to podcasts or I would read to him. Now the TV isn't nearby so it's either podcasting or read...
by nicole
07 Nov 2018, 15:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high. Way too high! No idea why people want to do that. Besides, your fireplace is probably in your formal living room where you don’t want your TV at all anyway. :lol: Seriously though I don’t ever have a TV in the room where people hang out if we have ...
by nicole
07 Nov 2018, 12:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

so now they do have the TV on while at the dining table at dinner Oh god. Like their dining room is a saloon? I'm not a fan of eating in the living-room in front of the TV. Mostly on account of a 'No food in the living room' rule to keep the house from becoming a shitpit. I have done it, and will a...
by nicole
07 Nov 2018, 11:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

The isolated dining room is the most worthless trash space in any floor plan. I don’t think I have ever in my adult life seen one actually being used. Are you serious? That's absurd. Don't you ever get invited into other people's homes? While I've seen formal dining rooms that are only used on "spe...
by nicole
07 Nov 2018, 11:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

Tbh I also don't know who all these people are who are hanging out in the kitchen at entertaining-type times. We don't do that and it doesn't go that way at Dubs' parents' place either. Or at my parents' place where the kitchen is really in the middle of everything.
by nicole
07 Nov 2018, 10:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

The Houston Chronicle article about developers building smaller homes (last post on the previous page of this thread) had a lot of specifics about some of the developments and models of floorplan, so I went to look at some from one of the developers yesterday and I have to say...they felt small and ...
by nicole
06 Nov 2018, 16:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70987

Re: Home $weet Home

by nicole
02 Nov 2018, 14:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 505
Views: 22919

Re: Ladyfashun

I got a blowout today for the first time ever and it’s pretty amazing. My hair is totally straight and flat and sleek like I could never do myself. It was for a work thing and I totally feel like I dressed up like one of the sales/accounts girls for the day. I'm intrigued. So it's better than flat ...
by nicole
01 Nov 2018, 19:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 505
Views: 22919

Re: Ladyfashun

I got a blowout today for the first time ever and it’s pretty amazing. My hair is totally straight and flat and sleek like I could never do myself. It was for a work thing and I totally feel like I dressed up like one of the sales/accounts girls for the day.
by nicole
01 Nov 2018, 18:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2268
Views: 142817

Re: Market Failure!

I grew up in the land of Stop & Shop. So...yeah.
by nicole
30 Oct 2018, 12:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 202
Views: 3169

Re: Vote or Die

Mo wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 11:55
Every time I read this thread title, I imagine a swarm of bees chasing you until you make it into a voting booth.
Every time I read it, I get mad about how voters are also going to die.