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by Jennifer
Today, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8812
Views: 272348

Re: Observations of the Random sort

And if you're an American talking to British Commonwealth people, don't even THINK of mentioning your parents had a "shag rug" in the rec room.
by Jennifer
Today, 15:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

I'd also love to know what the depreciation/resale is like for these tiny homes. Seems like there's a pretty booming business for tiny house builders at the moment, which makes sense in a growing trend because demand far outweighs current inventory. But I'm sure there's a high attrition rate of peo...
by Jennifer
Today, 01:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

Oh man! I’m constantly ranting about vent hoods and open shelving in the kitchen when watching remodeling shows. Like “Jesus Christ,why don’t you just put your family in a pig sty where they can wallow in their own shit and then you can throw dinner in there and let them root around for it. The int...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

Am I also mis-remembering you as the mom who posted pix of her toddlers climbing all over various stacked boxes and whatnot? Maybe the reason you can't remember your kids ever burning more calories than necessary to change a TV channel or turn the page of a book is, your psyche is suppressing it to ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

Maybe I'm confusing you with someone else; I'd thought it was you who posted the photo of the indoor-water-park setup once. Sorry for the confusion!
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

Yeah, but even when your kids are in the living room aaaall daaaay, I'll wager they're not spending all day sitting quietly with their picture books or whatever; they also run around and burn energy. And IIRC your living room alone is much larger than a typical tiny house.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

I still don't see how it would work unless you lived someplace where the climate is pleasant enough for everyone to spend pretty much all their non-sleeping time outdoors all year round This is funny to me because it's exactly why I think we'd be good candidates for tiny house / stealth truck livin...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

Another thing about tiny homes is, even assuming an absolute best-case scenario (best-case meaning, your personality and the personalities of everyone who'll live with you are absolutely PERFECT for tiny-house living: nobody actually likes "owning stuff," nobody wants to keep any sentimental-value i...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1721
Views: 67696

Re: Home $weet Home

Even if I could imagine some alt-universe version of myself that neither had nor wanted ANY books or decorative knick-knacks and thingamajigs, and also didn't need to cook or store any food because everyone has Star Trek-style food replicators (or because I'm rich enough to eat every single meal fro...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1164
Views: 39713

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

It definitely won't be "illegal" to be transgender, but if this scheme passes it'll be a hell of a lot harder than it already is. Even now, there's vile shit going on like such as that trans kid left out of a school "shelter in place" drill because the staff couldn't decide which locker room the kid...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 07:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8812
Views: 272348

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Not all of the stone-carved buildings had people's names on them, though; plenty of "First National Banks" and the like.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 02:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7742
Views: 258201

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

The Mystery Science Theater 3000: Live show (at Atlanta Symphony Hall) was very funny. Jeff actually laughed hard enough to hurt his sides. The movie they riffed on was Deathstalker 2, which was cheesy even by MST3K standards.
by Jennifer
21 Oct 2018, 23:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8812
Views: 272348

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The trendy Ponce* City Market in Atlanta is in a three-or four-story giant brick building that used to be a Sears, Roebuck & Co. -- which I know because that's carved in stone above the building's main doors. Back in New England there were a few other old repurposed buildings of that sort, such as (...
by Jennifer
20 Oct 2018, 16:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 496
Views: 21974

Re: Ladyfashun

I'm wearing jeans and a sweatshirt today.

October 20, and FINALLY I can wear jeans and a sweatshirt (as opposed to hyper-lightweight linen clothes) with no fear of heatstroke or sweat-induced dehydration. Woo hoo!
by Jennifer
20 Oct 2018, 02:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146402

Re: Orange is the new President

[Reads] Ugh. That's a hell of a whitewashing job, with some outright lies thrown in. If all I knew about her was what Black wrote, I'd think she only appeared on that one racist podcast, one time, and soon realized her mistake and never ever did it again. A more accurate portrayal can be found here,...
by Jennifer
20 Oct 2018, 01:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 187
Views: 3929

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

In a shocking discussion that U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (D – TX) had with Poppy Harlow on CNN today, he claimed that there are reports that President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner may have given U.S. intelligence to the Saudi crown prince Mohammaed bin Salman, which in turn may...
by Jennifer
20 Oct 2018, 00:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146402

Re: Orange is the new President

I like how NR writers are defending Faith “The Jewish Question” Goldy and conservatives still wonder why people think they’re racists. I haven't seen any pro-Goldy articles on the front page of NRO. Have you any links? (Not because I doubt you -- I don't for a second -- but I'm curious to see what ...
by Jennifer
19 Oct 2018, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146402

Re: Orange is the new President

Hey, she's just asking a question. What's wrong with asking questions? It's not like they're offering a final solution or anything.
by Jennifer
19 Oct 2018, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146402

Re: Orange is the new President

Yes, the racism of Trump himself is a problem, but the fact that party organizations are willing to follow his lead, and even go farther, is far more worrisome. Trump will eventually leave office, either due to term limits, impeachment, or coronary artery disease. But if the party infrastructure is...
by Jennifer
19 Oct 2018, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146402

Re: Orange is the new President

If someone can beat up a reporter, win office, maintain the support of his party and the president, and then win re-election, we are kind of screwed. I'm also less-than-enthralled by the fact that his party invited the Proud Boys to New York City for their riot last week, in merely the latest recen...
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2018, 22:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 187
Views: 3929

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

A Saudi newspaper describes Khashoggi's death as a comedy, and also it is somehow Qatar's fault. (This is what they're publishing in the English language; I shudder to imagine what they're saying in newspapers the typical American doesn't know how to read.) http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/545845 ...
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2018, 21:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 187
Views: 3929

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Remember what Jesus said: "It is easier for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle if you hack him into little pieces with a bone saw first -- wait, did I say 'rich man'? I meant 'journalist'."
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2018, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8812
Views: 272348

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Just got back from casting early votes (assuming they'll even be counted, thanks to Georgia's utterly insane "all-electronic ballots with no paper trail" system), and I kinda wanna soak in a cleansing vat of Lysol after having cast my first straight-Dem ballot since ... um ... ever. But for all the ...
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2018, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8812
Views: 272348

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Lately when Jeff gets home from work a bit before 6:30 in the morning, it's still full dark outside. (Or, if the eastern sky is lightening, it's not visible from my windows.) Thing is, the school bus comes to pick up various kids a few minutes before he gets home. Which has to be TERRIBLE for the ki...
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2018, 05:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8812
Views: 272348

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 04:54
You say this now Jake, but wait until we spend 8 hours in a city council meeting trying to ban mayo.
Whoa there now, Mo. Mayonnaise's bad reputation is not its fault, but due to decades of ignorant misuse: it's supposed to be an ingredient, not a condiment.