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by Rachel
13 Jan 2018, 16:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 27
Views: 344

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: 4563
Views: 79592

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: 8659
Views: 241473

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: 3083
Views: 114547

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: 3083
Views: 114547

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: 234
Views: 12616

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: 243
Views: 10986

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: 1186

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: 459
Views: 8621

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: 374
Views: 14054

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: 572

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: 572

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: 988

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: 936
Views: 48712

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: 3083
Views: 114547

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...
by Rachel
08 Sep 2017, 13:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Equifax gave no credit to SEC football.
Replies: 74
Views: 2057

Re: Equifax gave no credit to SEC football.

The page you linked says to make a report of identity theft. They could be more vigilant by requesting additional information to confirm identity of requestor before revealing credit scores or other confidential information. Also, creditors, knowing of the breach, can ask for additional proof of id...
by Rachel
06 Aug 2017, 19:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 271
Views: 15319

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Why did he shoot the armadillo in the first place? It's a slow, dumb animal, it wasn't threatening anyone. That guy deserves the bullet in the jaw.
by Rachel
03 Aug 2017, 12:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6185
Views: 169153

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

http://forward.com/opinion/378788/its-time-to-admit-that-the-opioid-crisis-is-also-a-jewish-one/ - Jews do a lot of drugs too. Also fact: If you're around the addiction/recovery world for long enough, you know a lot of people - friends and acquintences who will die of drugs overdoses. It's just stat...
by Rachel
02 Aug 2017, 15:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 374
Views: 14054

Re: Ladyfashun

ThredUP is terrrrrrible. So I can now confirm this firsthand. As with all things, I should have just listened to Rachel. I was looking for a particular kind of pants on their site, and the only ones that came up were in size 2, so I browsed those just to see what the description was, even though I'...
by Rachel
23 Jul 2017, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9041
Views: 293387

Re: Petty annoyances

Apparently a day of eating nothing but pepperoni and a half jar of peanut butter (#noshame) can dehydrate you the same way as a night of heavy drinking. I woke up with a legit hangover today -- headache, queasy, the whole nine yards. Annoying indeed. I can't believe my beloved peanut butter betraye...
by Rachel
23 Jul 2017, 11:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2580

Re: The Abortion Thread

thoreau wrote:
23 Jul 2017, 11:33
You started a sentence with "and."

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
I love you Thoreau; here's a semicolon.
by Rachel
23 Jul 2017, 10:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2580

Re: The Abortion Thread

Here is a more "feel good" abortion article (if there is such a thing): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/opinion/sunday/abortion-people-whove-had-them.html And it reminded me to donate to The National Network of Abortion Funds because they actually need the money way more than Planned Parenthood d...
by Rachel
22 Jul 2017, 11:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 2580

Re: The Abortion Thread

I love this part: ""She probably has trouble deciding what shirt to wear to school," Mullins said. A 12 year old who is being repeatedly raped by an adult relative has much bigger problems than what shirt to wear to school. They want to focus on how immature she is and how she clearly couldn't possi...
by Rachel
28 Jun 2017, 12:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 374
Views: 14054

Re: Ladyfashun

ThredUP is terrrrrrible.
by Rachel
27 Jun 2017, 18:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 374
Views: 14054

Re: Ladyfashun

I switched from the Editor to J Crew's Minnie which has since been discontinued and I will never recover. Mine are still holding up okay though. I have found that Poshmark is actually a pretty reliable source (WAY, WAY better than ebay) when looking for specific brands/sizes of NWT or almost new cl...