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by Wixenstyx
21 Oct 2019, 22:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 192016

Re: Market Failure!

Ah, good point!
by Wixenstyx
19 Oct 2019, 18:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 192016

Re: Market Failure!

Yeah, that's been an issue with Rit dyes. There are 'fixer' products on the market, as well as various strategies reported on various crafty websites, but I've tried them all and never had much luck avoiding the inevitable fading. What's dumb is that there are clearly better dyes out there in the wo...
by Wixenstyx
19 Oct 2019, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2992
Views: 123548

Re: I just don't get it

Warren wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 15:10
Our sister high school in Grand Rapids MI had a stand alone library. It was a round building with a concave roof.
Let that sink in.
I see what you did there.
by Wixenstyx
19 Oct 2019, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: Epiphanies

Around one or so. When we were getting Robbie checked out, we decided to check him out as well. Sorry to hear it. Does it run in the family generationally? I have one who developed severe food allergies. In our case, the manifestation was severe eczema covering more than 80% of his body, though, no...
by Wixenstyx
19 Oct 2019, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: Epiphanies

These don't seem to be so much 'epiphanies' as 'observations I have probably made frequently and only just now thought to mention". ;) I do have one, though: the millenial men I work with currently are not, despite their self-assurances, more 'woke' than the men who came before them. And yet they a...
by Wixenstyx
18 Oct 2019, 16:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2143
Views: 119253

Re: Home $weet Home

Pics! I love looking at others' space solutions, and books are a particular source of concern in our house (you might recall). It has now been just over a year since we underwent a big two-story renovation on our house in South StL. We still have painting to do. >_< Fortunately, I have next week off...
by Wixenstyx
18 Oct 2019, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2992
Views: 123548

Re: I just don't get it

Open-plan offices are a completely different crime against humanity. I'm hoping they're on their way out, because they're never going to show any of their supposed benefits. They're not on their way out, though, because of the secret benefit that is the real driver: they're cheap. All that crap abo...
by Wixenstyx
18 Oct 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 93
Views: 2169

Re: Epiphanies

These don't seem to be so much 'epiphanies' as 'observations I have probably made frequently and only just now thought to mention". ;) I do have one, though: the millenial men I work with currently are not, despite their self-assurances, more 'woke' than the men who came before them. And yet they ar...
by Wixenstyx
10 Aug 2019, 14:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 449084

Re: Petty annoyances

I think it would be more fun to shout 'NORM!'

Except that, bless their hearts, they probably would have no idea what I was doing.
by Wixenstyx
10 Aug 2019, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 449084

Re: Petty annoyances

This board needs a like button.
by Wixenstyx
10 Aug 2019, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 449084

Re: Petty annoyances

Earth Hour is the equivalent of me saying "My God, I need to reduce my sugar intake," so when I had my usual two spoonfuls of sugar to my morning coffee I remove ONE sparkling white grain from the spoon first. Because I'm the kinda gal who Cares Enough To Make A Difference. You should put that one ...
by Wixenstyx
10 Aug 2019, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7052
Views: 276833

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

So he wants to show the world whether or not Walmart "honors" his rights, but apparently hasn't read the Constitution closely enough to notice that Walmart isn't part of the US government, and thus the Second Amendment doesn't restrain them in any way whatsoever. He's gonna breed and pass on his di...
by Wixenstyx
10 Aug 2019, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 154
Views: 7421

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

Epstein was a symbiant? Geez, that Dax thing has been everyone!
by Wixenstyx
09 Aug 2019, 23:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7052
Views: 276833

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/08/us/walmart-armed-man-springfield-missouri/index.html This is such a bizarre story. He says he didn't go in intending to shoot anyone, but went in dressed like he was intending to shoot someone and carrying a rifle with which he COULD have shot someone, on the day afte...
by Wixenstyx
08 Aug 2019, 16:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1408
Views: 63905

Re: cars and how they get that way

dead_elvis wrote:
29 Jun 2019, 21:17
Flip up lights or gtfo ;)
As the former owner/driver of a Ford Probe, I take issue with this. They look cool until the mechanism fails, at which point your car either looks like it's drunk or flirting all the time. Not worth it.
by Wixenstyx
08 Aug 2019, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 449084

Re: Petty annoyances

I rarely assign students to peer review each other's drafts, but when I do, (1) I see the benefits accruing to the reviewer more than the reviewed and (2) I still provide my own critique of the draft rather than trusting California public high school graduates to provide useful feedback. I can agre...
by Wixenstyx
07 Aug 2019, 00:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 449084

Re: Petty annoyances

Internet-based college courses that leverage the 'busy work' convention of 'Comment on X posts from your classmates' just strike me as lazy. Peer review is fine in its place, but I really don't care what my classmates think of my spreadsheet of t-test practice problems, nor do I care to waste my tim...
by Wixenstyx
07 Aug 2019, 00:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2143
Views: 119253

Re: Home $weet Home

Anything is special when you can use the words 'docking system' to describe some aspect of it.
by Wixenstyx
21 Jul 2019, 09:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 14994

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Aresen wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 23:23
TNR pulled it for its "invasive content", whatever that means.
As a plant person, I find this particular application of the word 'invasive' rather amusing.

Introduced into an inappropriate context, capable of reproducing without limits, overriding existing, niche-adapted content...
by Wixenstyx
21 Jul 2019, 09:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1966
Views: 143953

Re: Towing the Lion

Well, set in stone makes sense, but you don't cast stone, you cast metal or concrete. But set in stone is still wrong because 'permanency' is the intended concept. I believe 'set in stone' comes from the time when permanent works were stones set in place, either shaped to fit the form or stones hel...
by Wixenstyx
20 Jul 2019, 18:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2143
Views: 119253

Re: Home $weet Home

The other thing you realize is how oppressive merely warm is without any ac and without buildings optimized to cool off. Like 80 back home is nice and you don’t really notice moderately air conditioned spaces. But 80 without ac all day everywhere sucks. Went to Poland in September (as I do), and wa...
by Wixenstyx
20 Jul 2019, 18:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7123
Views: 285579

Re: Orange is the new President

Hey, there are many ACTUAL Russians out there who could play that role. How dare you be so culturally insensitive?
by Wixenstyx
20 Jul 2019, 17:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1966
Views: 143953

Re: Towing the Lion

Is 'It's not set in stone' in the same vein? If so, I'm guilty of that one.
by Wixenstyx
20 Jul 2019, 17:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 481
Views: 38797

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I you could appoint The Avengers to Cabinet positions, who would you put where? Iron Man: Secretary of Commerce Captain America: Secretary of State Thor: Secretary of Energy Captain Marvel: Secretary of Defense The Hulk: Secretary of the Interior War Machine: Secretary of Homeland Security Falcon: ...
by Wixenstyx
19 Jul 2019, 09:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 449084

Re: Petty annoyances

I appreciate the cautionary tale against trying to fight the city collector, but I still feel for you. I gather nuking St. Louis was not an option? A good nuke will cost Wix at least THRICE as much as just paying the back taxes and fines. Not worth it. That, and it would be redundant. (By the way, ...