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by Rachel
10 Sep 2018, 19:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21872

Re: Ladyfashun

Apropos of nothing, the other day when I used a mirror to look at the back of my head (to ensure that my ponytail-barrette wasn't crooked), I realized the end of said ponytail was looking really shaggy: instead of being a more-or-less straight line, it made me think of stalactites hanging from a ca...
by Rachel
18 Aug 2018, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 168
Views: 2697

Re: Elizabeth Warren's

There’s a lot of giving unwarranted grace to political actors. It’s not kinda almost a good idea if we can figure it out it’s a bad idea in its bones. Business existence at the whim of regulators is bad bad bad. Write a law call it a crime to violate it prosecute individuals. Improve sanction regim...
by Rachel
14 Aug 2018, 21:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 45
Views: 791

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

thoreau wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 23:32
Harissa is the fucking market of condiments.
This is the truest thing ever said on Grylliade.
by Rachel
03 Jun 2018, 13:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21872

Re: Ladyfashun

I cut my hair. It had to be done, because it was full of split ends, but I went too short (for me. it's still pretty long) so there's not enough weight too it, and it requires work! Also I'm old now, and need glasses. I picked out pairs of frames, because I actually have vision insurance. 10 years a...
by Rachel
21 May 2018, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6581
Views: 204401

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

JasonL wrote:
21 May 2018, 14:33
Disagree. Cultures with permissive food service norms have the best street food. Q.E.D.
Agree 100%
by Rachel
21 May 2018, 19:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: #noshame
Replies: 630
Views: 31903

Re: #noshame

I'm spending the evening chugging Franzia box white wine, eating a huge bag of Cheeto Puffs, and watching Kong: Skull Island. I'm eating Tate's double chocolate chip cookies (the ONLY double chocolate chip cookies I will eat, because they are thin, and crispy, and kind of not-cookie like), some pop...
by Rachel
21 May 2018, 19:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21872

Re: Ladyfashun

I hate the cold shoulder trend. It's been around for awhile now and it's just so wrong. Especially when combined with bell sleeves.
by Rachel
06 Mar 2018, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 197
Views: 9647

Re: MARCH MADNESS

Annual ridiculous bracket group here:

https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo. ... oc_trk=lnk
by Rachel
28 Feb 2018, 17:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Water, Water Everywhere
Replies: 56
Views: 1173

Re: Water, Water Everywhere

I hate water. I've become better about drinking it at work since they got a literal water cooler, and cold water is easier to force myself to drink, but I mostly hate it.

I do, however, have an addiction to plain seltzer. I drink it by the case.
by Rachel
26 Jan 2018, 10:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 323
Views: 20617

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Kolohe wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 22:37
Before leaving, the cow said to her calf, 'Bye, son'.
You tell the worst dad jokes of anyone I know
by Rachel
13 Jan 2018, 16:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 62
Views: 1785

Re: Simple Pleasures

I'm obsessed with https://www.amazon.com/Leuchtturm1917-Classic-Hardcover-Squared-Notebook/dp/B00FWRVUJ6/ref=pd_cart_rp_1_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B003G6OML8&pd_rd_r=A7S19JZ1WG34MF8XNZH4&pd_rd_w=8TDnX&pd_rd_wg=2ySsw&refRID=A7S19JZ1WG34MF8XNZH4&th=1 notebooks. I'll probably wind up with one in every ...
by Rachel
13 Jan 2018, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5985
Views: 145755

Re: Orange is the new President

It's basically how we got W. If the Clinton administration was as relatively squeaky clean as Obama, Gore would have won in an HW level landslide. LOL We got W for the same reason we got Trump, Gore was singularly awful. He lost his own state furchristsakes. Clinton's foibles had nothing to do with...
by Rachel
13 Jan 2018, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8789
Views: 271654

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I think you're right about a tech lift. I think a protocol designed for analog, human speed use is probably reaching natural limits now that we can robo dial for practically nothing. But I wonder, if there's actually nothing that can be done, why aren't businesses being spammed as hard? Their numbe...
by Rachel
03 Jan 2018, 21:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133646

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The useless NYC mayor called all public school closed for tomorrow around 7:30 PM. This means my office is closed. "Those who can work from home, should work from home." However, because of my job classification, I'm not allowed to work from home. I feel like a little kid for how excited I am to not...
by Rachel
01 Jan 2018, 20:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133646

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

(In NYC)

It's really not *that* cold out- woke up to 12 degrees, warmed up to 17 by 1pm (start of the Polar Bear Swim) If you put on a coat and hat, you're fine. The news just wants to be dramatic about something. Quit your bitching.
by Rachel
25 Dec 2017, 09:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 236
Views: 14083

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

We have a little bit of snow on the ground here in Jersey by my parents house (according to my father, after days and days of speculation on the news of ohmygod ohmygod is it going to by a WHITECHRISTMAS?!?!?!?!?! WILL JESUS BRING US A WHITE CHRISTMAS?!?!?!) Jesus has apparently complied. Thank the ...
by Rachel
14 Dec 2017, 14:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 247
Views: 13992

Re: Net Neutrality

I have never been more strongly in favor of repealing net neutrality Please, down with YouTube, up with killing ourselves This is my platform I have also never been more strongly in favor of repealing net neutrality. Today I learned "We just repealed net neutrality. This is how democracy dies." I H...
by Rachel
22 Nov 2017, 15:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 62
Views: 1818

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

I'll eat sweet potatoes once a year, because my friend makes them in a non-abomination manner. I don't know what the recipe is but there are certainly no marshmellows.

I am making a butterscotch-chocolate-cream pie and stuffed mushrooms.
by Rachel
21 Nov 2017, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 512
Views: 21013

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

dbcooper wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 18:29
It would be all worth it if this meant the end of Pixar.

John Lasseter's Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders
I would love to see the end of Pixar
by Rachel
12 Nov 2017, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21872

Re: Ladyfashun

nicole wrote:
12 Nov 2017, 14:19
I'll tell you what I don't understand slash hate is the drop shoulder trend.
Is that the same as the cold shoulder trend that's been around the last year or so?
by Rachel
26 Oct 2017, 18:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: NaNoWriMo!
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: NaNoWriMo!

People in NYC are insane about NaNoWriMo. There are a million meetups for it, and it apparently has gotten very cliquey and there is a lot of drama and infighting. I'm not sure why but this amuses me greatly. Same! I got into it early on, maybe the fourth year (they're up to year 19 now) so I'm tot...
by Rachel
26 Oct 2017, 12:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: NaNoWriMo!
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: NaNoWriMo!

People in NYC are insane about NaNoWriMo. There are a million meetups for it, and it apparently has gotten very cliquey and there is a lot of drama and infighting.
by Rachel
19 Sep 2017, 20:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: GET OFF MY LAWN!
Replies: 41
Views: 1511

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN!

Warren wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 11:45
The Princess Bride is 30 years old.
My boss made a Princess Bride reference at work last week.

My younger co-workers not only didn't get it, one of them said "What's the Princess Bride?"
by Rachel
17 Sep 2017, 14:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 999
Views: 60745

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I'll hit my one year anniversary at work tomorrow. Given my most recent 7 years, of employment history, this is impressive for me, and I'll take it. It's hard to hold jobs with/after mental and substance abuse issues and enough of a stability (though never perfection) to make it here a year, with a ...
by Rachel
08 Sep 2017, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133646

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I hope so for your sakes. Also, IIRC, isn't east of the eye the least-bad part of a hurricane, where wind speed and similar things are concerned? If the eye passes well to the west of you, that's about as good as you can hope for, outside of being missed altogether. Less wind, more rain. So it even...