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by Jennifer
19 May 2010, 15:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

The sofa is here! And I found a photo of it on the furniture company's website: http://www.istikbalfurniture.com/ProdImages/product_small/diva_sml.jpg Of course, we only have the one sofa, not all the rugs and small chairs and whatnot. The rhinestone trim isn't really visible in this photo -- I stil...
by Jennifer
19 May 2010, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: they're here to take over our beauty pageants
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: they're here to take over our beauty pageants

I thought it was funny a couple days ago when the OMG SHE POLE-DANCED stories came out; the implication was, being in a beauty pageant is fine but stripping is beyond the pale. I'm an ex-stripper with the opposite view: nothing wrong with getting on the pole, but I always thought beauty pageants we...
by Jennifer
19 May 2010, 12:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: H&R Idiocy - Blackjack!*
Replies: 129
Views: 6837

Re: H&R Idiocy - Blackjack!*

If i had any drawing skill I'd draw the most offensive Mohammed I could -- I have mentioned my idea of tattooing him on a certain part of a porn star's anatomy so that his beard really grows and his smile is wide but toothless. Tasteless indeed. In other equally tasteless contexts I have discussed t...
by Jennifer
19 May 2010, 11:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: they're here to take over our beauty pageants
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: they're here to take over our beauty pageants

I thought it was funny a couple days ago when the OMG SHE POLE-DANCED stories came out; the implication was, being in a beauty pageant is fine but stripping is beyond the pale. I'm an ex-stripper with the opposite view: nothing wrong with getting on the pole, but I always thought beauty pageants wer...
by Jennifer
18 May 2010, 13:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Happy 30th anniversary, but forget the china, make it ash
Replies: 23
Views: 1953

Re: Happy 30th anniversary, but forget the china, make it as

I was in Virginia, 3,000 miles away, but a few days after the eruption we could smell the ash. Things looked no different, and I don't recall any spectacular sunsets; what I remember was standing outside my elementary school with classmates, waiting to be let in that morning, and we all commented on...
by Jennifer
18 May 2010, 13:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On Shooting the Messenger
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: On Shooting the Messenger

On topic, though I don't have a link: Connecticut's last governor, Rowland, had to leave his seat to go to federal prison on some corruption charge or other. Before his trial and conviction, when he was still trying to hang on to the governor's seat, his wife predictably blamed all his problems on "...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: burning ring of stupid thread
Replies: 42
Views: 3456

Re: burning ring of stupid thread

For me, though, it's not so much what she said but the way she said it. There's definitely that. I'm not clear on what makes it a "monster mosque", for that matter. No doubt she means "really big," though of course "monster" has the benefit of meaning that PLUS having negative connotations. She sai...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: burning ring of stupid thread
Replies: 42
Views: 3456

Re: burning ring of stupid thread

I don't know dhex. I can certainly understand how many people would find erecting a mosque at ground zero to be insensitive, at least. I can definitely see that, but at the same time Peyser's rant is based on the bigoted tarring of all Muslims with the fanatic terrorist brush. If this were, say, a ...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Saudi woman beats up virtue cop
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: Saudi woman beats up virtue cop

I'm with J-sub -- I have high hopes but they've been dashed too many times. The Saudi government attitude on inter-gender relations goes beyond the mere bigoted into the realm of the psychotic. Still, I would love it if every single Saudi authority figure died a horrible death, preferably within the...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 98
Views: 4826

Re: Legal Eagle Question

Most banks will give their business customers marked and lockable deposit bags. Just sayin'. The story said they deliberately avoided using those, because that basically advertises to any thief "Lots of money worth stealin', here!" Giving the money in a Taco Bell bag to the manager at the drive-thr...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 14:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

Since when is it hot and humid inside? If you don't have air conditioning, I'd work on that before upgrading the furniture, but YMMV. We have window-unit air conditioners which we store in the basement during the cooler months. (When I lived down south, I'd refuse to live anywhere that didn't have ...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 98
Views: 4826

Re: Legal Eagle Question

Then again, what about civil liability? There the burden of proof is, as I understand it, preponderance of evidence rather than reasonable doubt. That's what worries me more than any criminal charges. I have on many occasions, say, made or bought coffee and then forgot about it until it was too col...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 13:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

I have a question: Why did you decide to avoid leather cushions? Personal aesthetic preference, comfort, or a maintenance issue, or....? Comfort -- if it's a hot and/or humid day, you do NOT want bare skin making contact with leather, vinyl, plastic or anything of that nature. Even if it is cool an...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 13:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 98
Views: 4826

Re: Legal Eagle Question

I accept that legally she is obligated to return the money. Ethically however, she is obligated to not return the money. A business that puts it's bank deposits in a paper bag needs to suffer the loss. Otherwise it's a moral hazard penalizing fast food outlets that aren't managed by idiots. Oddly, ...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 12:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 98
Views: 4826

Re: Legal Eagle Question

It has nothing to do with whether it's a company or a private individual. There was no donative intent; that is, the employee didn't intend to give the customer a bag of money and even if he had he would not have had the authority to do so. The money is not the customer's notwithstanding the fact t...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Homeopathy is witchcraft, say doctors
Replies: 50
Views: 2670

Re: Homeopathy is witchcraft, say doctors

I recall reading a story about how there's trace elements of pretty much every pharmaceutical known in public water supplies, at least in America. I've never met a homeopath, but I'd love to ask them why, if their theory is correct, an American can't cure whatever ails him just by drinking tapwater ...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 98
Views: 4826

Legal Eagle Question

There's a story in Dayton, Ohio, about a mixup at a Taco Bell; the restaurant kept its bank deposits in a regular Taco Bell bag, and accidentally gave that bag to a woman at a drive-thru. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/taco-bell-money-still-sought-police-say-706990.html Instead of a...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 11:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

Jennifer, Can I ask why you bought this particular sofa? We'd been needing a new one for awhile, and have been perusing furniture stores for weeks; other than certain size restrictions, the only actual rules we had were that we wanted a cloth sofa rather than leather or a leather knock-off, and we ...
by Jennifer
17 May 2010, 00:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

I should get one of those photo hosting accounts, so when the sofa arrives I can take a picture and post it here. The red velvet is great, but the black-and-gold embroidery in a geometric Middle Eastern pattern is what really makes it. I didn't even notice the rhinestone accents until Jeff pointed t...
by Jennifer
16 May 2010, 13:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

Just dumped our old loveseat on the curb -- last weekend, when we put an unwanted chair out there, it took less than an hour for somebody to nab it for themselves. I hope someone grabs the loveseat equally quickly. Meanwhile, between now and Wednesday, we shall be reduced to the level of animals, ma...
by Jennifer
16 May 2010, 00:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

It's very like a futon, only the frame is different, the cushions are actual sofa cushions, the mattress/basic sofa is much thicker than typical futon cushions, and Turkish whorehouses don't have futons.
by Jennifer
15 May 2010, 16:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

Something along these lines? No, not at all. It's a European-style foldout; essentially a firm mattress folded in half at a 90-degree angle to make the basic sofa, but it can flatten out to make a bed for a very small adult. So the frame and armrests are the black leather, the mattress is the plush...
by Jennifer
15 May 2010, 16:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 23301

Re: The Market!

Eeeeee! Jeff and I bought a new sofa today -- though it won't be delivered until Wednesday -- and it is the most gloriously gaudy piece of furniture ever. It's from Turkey, apparently designed by whichever company has the exclusive contract to furnish all Turkish whorehouses, and has a black leather...
by Jennifer
15 May 2010, 10:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: FAIRWELL TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE
Replies: 47
Views: 2939

Re: FAIRWELL TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE

...a crappy, wasteful government space program is still better than no space program at all... Why? I can think of two reasons off the top of my head: one, most of the great scientific discoveries or inventions regarding topic A were made while someone was doing completely unrelated research or exp...
by Jennifer
13 May 2010, 16:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Bigger, better, and more hardcore than ever...
Replies: 293
Views: 9209

Re: Bigger, better, and more hardcore than ever...

Congratulations! Just goes to show slingin' gin is an excellent way to write.