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by Jennifer
26 Nov 2018, 15:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 509
Views: 24942

Re: Ladyfashun

Blecch. Just as well that rayon party blouse is already a bit large for me, then -- if it actually were my size, then it would hang funny now that I've cut out the shoulder pads. (If the blouse were opaque then I never ever would've bought it--I would not go to a party wearing what looks like a bagg...
by Jennifer
26 Nov 2018, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 310
Views: 15956

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

What better way to say "land of the free and home of the brave" than by tear-gassing toddlers?
by Jennifer
25 Nov 2018, 14:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 509
Views: 24942

Re: Ladyfashun

One of Jeff's colleagues invited us to a Christmas party in a couple of weeks, and the invitation said to wear "Christmas colors" for group photos. (Ugh.) I don't have any actual "Christmas colors" in my wardrobe -- I can't wear red, and my green clothes are not "Christmas" green (except for a coupl...
by Jennifer
24 Nov 2018, 20:50
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage Seemed Impossible
Replies: 21
Views: 368

Re: Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage Seemed Impossible

Very few of the libertarians* who argued against same-sex marriage walked their "Keep the state out of it" walk by ending their own marriage and replacing it with legal agreements that would have more-or-less the same effect for matters of property ownership, power of attorney, and whatnot. They ev...
by Jennifer
24 Nov 2018, 14:46
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage Seemed Impossible
Replies: 21
Views: 368

Re: Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage Seemed Impossible

I don't doubt that some libertarians were pushing for SSM as early as the 70s. but most of what I saw on the matter was of the "get the state out of marriage altogether" argument, which for the majority of people was merely a cop out thinly hiding the fact that those individuals were themselves oppo...
by Jennifer
24 Nov 2018, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3274

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

So how much of a cleanup effort did y'all have to do afterwards? Jeff and I made a very modest feast, by Thanksgiving standards -- as usual, we had only turkey parts rather than a whole turkey (and also, as usual, we roasted that turkey in a disposable pan which did NOT require cleanup afterwards), ...
by Jennifer
23 Nov 2018, 16:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3274

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

Ugh. Currently dragging and groaning my way through my usual post-Thanksgiving fast (because I ate so much yesterday, my system cannot possibly handle another particle of food right now).
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2018, 17:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3274

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

In my household, the God of Thanksgiving NEVER EVER EVER allows two baking-required menu items to require the same temperature, nor even two temperatures a "mere" 25 degrees apart.
by Jennifer
21 Nov 2018, 12:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 132
Views: 3274

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

We're doing a lazy Thanksgiving this year: I'll be making the " cauliflower cheese bake " recipe modified from one of Alton Brown's cookbooks, but that's the only homemade thing on our menu. We bought some smoked turkey drumsticks, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce (those last two are exclusively ...
by Jennifer
19 Nov 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 491
Views: 17366

Re: Op-ediots

Hmm. See, I thought it was the other way 'round. FWIW, so did I until I looked it up, because I'd confused it with another documentary I'd seen: astronauts in orbit who carried hyper-sensitive timepieces with them confirmed relativity: the astronauts in orbit aged very slightly less than people on ...
by Jennifer
19 Nov 2018, 14:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 491
Views: 17366

Re: Op-ediots

And THAT, dear friends, is why Mom's-basement-dwellers never grow up!

/not really
by Jennifer
19 Nov 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 491
Views: 17366

Re: Op-ediots

Weird tangent / "thing i saw on the series of tubes": I saw a claim that the Earth's core is actually younger than surface/crust because of relativity. True? Yeah, but not enough to be noticeable on a human timescale. I saw a "science for non-scientists" documentary about it: the closer you are to ...
by Jennifer
18 Nov 2018, 19:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4617
Views: 199465

Re: Food

I was doing very well on my new "lower carbs" diet plan until I went to the annual Night Market a few weekends ago, and one Asian-supermarket stand was giving away free samples of "Indomie Mi Goreng" instant noodles, which are freaking addictive. It's basically like ramen, except that ramen is soup,...
by Jennifer
18 Nov 2018, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 491
Views: 17366

Re: Op-ediots

If only college-age Warren had majored in a STEM field, he'd have known that GPS uses relativity. Even my ex-English-major self knew that much. [/ducks]
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2018, 13:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4617
Views: 199465

Re: Food

FWIW, I've never had any problem using chopsticks the correct way: you pick them up in your right hand (or left, if you're left-handed), hold them high enough to get the waiter's attention, then once you have the latter, ask him to bring you a fork. E-Z.
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8029

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Most of the wretched things Harris has done have already been mentioned on this forum somewhere or the other -- the worst by far IMO is the California AG office under Harris opposing the legalization of marijuana on the grounds that the state needs a steady supply of safe, trustworthy, non-violent p...
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2018, 21:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8029

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Whoever DOES get the Dem nod in 2020, I hope like hell it's not Kamala Harris. In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a lot of 'New York Hate' that carried over to any candidate from that state. I think California has stepped into the 'State that Everybody Hates' slot in that regard. I could see Harris ...
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2018, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 8029

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Whoever DOES get the Dem nod in 2020, I hope like hell it's not Kamala Harris.
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 138785

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

So California is burning, whereas Georgia is chilly and overdamp, and a couple days ago we had actual flash flood warnings here. (Jeff and I actually had to postpone picking up my car from the repair shop because of that.) If this keeps up I'm going to become a Weather Communist: we must stamp out t...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2018, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 8059

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

If it's the former, it's not clear how willingness to solicit randos on the street is preferable to the alternative. I'd guess that, for people worrywarting about modern trends, the preferred alternative (or "old way of doing things") was not soliciting randos on the street, but meeting people in o...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2018, 18:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 8059

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

If it's the former, it's not clear how willingness to solicit randos on the street is preferable to the alternative. I'd guess that, for people worrywarting about modern trends, the preferred alternative (or "old way of doing things") was not soliciting randos on the street, but meeting people in o...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2018, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 8059

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

[ Googles to make sure I'm not mis-remembering something ] Cracked had an article some time ago which I think does relate to this a bit: "& Reasons the 21st Century is making you miserable." I think the first four items on the list have much to do with the supposed sex deficit (Note: I am NOT presen...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2018, 15:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 74736

Re: Home $weet Home

I'd ... actually prefer a nice dark blue or dark green carpet over the omnipresent beige carpeting that seems to be the American default. [Slinks away over beige carpet in shame]
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2018, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 21287

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Probably the former, especially since I have read about actual adults in America who complain that they "can't" poop away from home due to nervousness or whatever.
by Jennifer
10 Nov 2018, 22:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 990
Views: 52363

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I agree with Reason's take on the issue: "Criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Her Socialist Views, Not Her Struggle to Find Affordable Housing in D.C." A New York Times profile of newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted that the young democratic socialist was having some troubl...