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by Jennifer
Today, 05:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 126
Views: 2993

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Apparently the Saudis' defense is that they didn't MEAN to kill the guy; they only wanted to torture and kidnap him but things got a wee bit out of hand. Oopsie! https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1051911549584101378 And thanks to GWB, we don't even have the high ground on that! I thought to l...
by Jennifer
Today, 04:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 636
Views: 21614

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Along with the official Sears bankruptcy announcement today they announced that they would close another 142 Sears and KMart locations before the end of the year. The one in my town will NOT be on that list and I am flummoxed by this. This Google maps image shows the problem clear as day. This was ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 126
Views: 2993

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Maybe Trump can hire O.J. Simpson to help find the real killer.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 126
Views: 2993

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Apparently the Saudis' defense is that they didn't MEAN to kill the guy; they only wanted to torture and kidnap him but things got a wee bit out of hand. Oopsie!

by Jennifer
13 Oct 2018, 15:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

If not for the fact that my own walls are already occupied by either high bookcases or various decorative thingamajigs, I'd be tempted to try such a mirror array myself. Even do it on both walls for an infinity-mirror setup. Another thought -- this is just tossing out any idea that comes to mind -- ...
by Jennifer
13 Oct 2018, 03:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

I’m a lover of the open plan and the base assumptions of such spaces is use of seating to create separation. For the most part irrespective of anything else, if you can’t deal with seating defining space you need lots of little rooms. It's a bit of a catch-22 because I don't want seating-defined sp...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2018, 00:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21820

Re: Ladyfashun

I saw a girl with these on the other day. I can't decide, genius or abomination? Bootwedge.PNG The latter. If you wear shoes that look like that, you do it for comfort. If you wear high heels, you do it for fashion. Those combine the worst of both worlds: the ugliness of a comfortable shoe with the...
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9351
Views: 337059

Re: Petty annoyances

Whoever writes the episode descriptions for AT&T cable REALLY needs to stop putting spoilers in them, especially for mystery/crime shows like "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3984
Views: 134403

Re: When journalism goes bad

Cheshire's a pretty rich town; I'd bet any kid there whose family wants them to have their own computer can afford to buy one already. Odd that they wouldn't try rolling this out in a place where students likely CAN'T afford such things.
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133551

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Storm/emergency prep is the one aspect of life where I can't really complain about effort being wasted; I am of course very glad that the preparations I made for a possible Hurricane Michael strike turned out to be unnecessary. (We did get some pretty intense rain, but not bad enough to flood the wa...
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 17:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21820

Re: Ladyfashun

Possibly a dispatch from Captain Obvious, but: have you looked at the thrift stores in your area? Almost every such store I've ever seen has a huge (pun unintended) selection of maternity clothes, no doubt because there's always a steady supply of women who recently outgrew -- uh, undergrew? -- the...
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 15:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21820

Re: Ladyfashun

Possibly a dispatch from Captain Obvious, but: have you looked at the thrift stores in your area? Almost every such store I've ever seen has a huge (pun unintended) selection of maternity clothes, no doubt because there's always a steady supply of women who recently outgrew -- uh, undergrew? -- them...
by Jennifer
10 Oct 2018, 22:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The real criminal is your neighbor
Replies: 42
Views: 1464

Re: The real criminal is your neighbor

The Nation of Islam jumped on the anti-vax train some years ago. I think the hotep community is too. (Of course, hoteps are pretty consistently crazy in all aspects of life; some even claim that menstruation is unnatural for black women, but can be cured by not eating a "eurocentric" diet.)
by Jennifer
10 Oct 2018, 15:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133551

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Shit. I hope he IS out of there, trog.
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 20:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Alt. History speculation: WWII in the Mediterranean
Replies: 23
Views: 279

Re: Alt. History speculation: WWII in the Mediterranean

Pfft, if anybody plotted to deliberately weaken Russia, it was Stalin, with all the damage his purges did to the prewar Soviet military (not to mention the civilian population).
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 20:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Alt. History speculation: WWII in the Mediterranean
Replies: 23
Views: 279

Re: Alt. History speculation: WWII in the Mediterranean

True. Looks like they'd have to invade Corsica, which means they'd have to invade Sardinia to prevent the Italians from interfering. So invading southern France means a fight with Italy no matter what. Also a good point. Of course, this raises the question of whether it would have been better not t...
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 19:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

What is the "pile of crap," though? Is it stuff you need or want but have no defined place for, or is it unwanted junk you haven't got around to discarding?
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 18:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

If you've ever posted pictures of the beam I do not recall them, but -- could you possibly do something with it to make it less sucky from your perspective? Use ceiling push-pins to dangle decorations from them (not so low as to get in you and David's way, of course), hang a curtain (or decorative s...
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 17:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

Here's a crazy thought: given that the TV really is too far from the bed to be comfortable for viewing, and also given that you want a wall at your back -- what if you remade the dining area into a TV-watching nook -- bed where the dining table now is, chair by the bed (though not in a straight line...
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 17:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

I was going to suggest using furniture to divide the room into discrete "areas," though if you are really bugged by the sensation of stuff happening behind you that wouldn't work. Although I wonder -- maybe you could make lemonade out of the beam-lemon by, say, hanging a curtain from it in order to ...
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 17:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

Where is your furniture and other "stuff" in that map?
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 16:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

God, I hate our living room. I know I bitch about it all the time but I just can't let it go. It just doesn't work at all for the way we hang out, and we spend pretty much all our non-work, non-sleeping time in here together. Ugh. Any chance it could be improved by rearranging or reorganizing what ...
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 16:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

God, I hate our living room. I know I bitch about it all the time but I just can't let it go. It just doesn't work at all for the way we hang out, and we spend pretty much all our non-work, non-sleeping time in here together. Ugh. Any chance it could be improved by rearranging or reorganizing what ...
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133551

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Emptying out the fridge and freezer via eating all the best foods therein is the only hurricane-prep task I actually enjoy.
by Jennifer
09 Oct 2018, 05:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67033

Re: Home $weet Home

FWIW, I too believe they want a good life. I just hope they're not going to want it at your expense. Either way, good luck.