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Archives for: March 2008

31 March 2008

Our culture makes me cry. How to hack an air "freshener."Read more...
Whatcha listening to? Read more...
How do I get myself into these situations? Read more...
east coast - west coast? Our office was just discussing a collegue who had the misfortune to sign all his letters with FirstName LastName, Ph.D. (He has a doctorate in philosophy.)

It took 5 years before people stopped harrassing him for it...Read more...
What's your drug of choice and why? Read more...
Fantasy baseball questions, part II. Read more...
Three-point update for Monday Mar. 31st. 1. Back from a vacation. Could use a week more of vacation.
2. Didn't get the grant I applied for. They didn't even send the rejection letter to me (the applicant), but to our organization's grants officer. How passive-aggressive.
3. Hope I get over the general mood of crabbiness soon!
Am I disabled or am I an asshole? Read more...
I have been getting some hard looks today as I wear my Baltimore Orioles cap deep in the heart of Yankee territory (I work in the Bronx). On the other hand, it guarantees that the service staff and security guards at my work know who I am, and chat with me about baseball, which is always a good thing. Yeah, Opening Day! unless you count the Red Sox-Oakland games, or are an Atlanta or Washington fan, of course
Shamelessly fishing for birthday wishes. Al Gore, Christopher Walken, Ewan McGregor (purr!) and me - yay for us birthday kids!
I willingly dove into a trainwreck over the weekend. . . I had been reading all the buzz about his movie all alongRead more...
So, one of the nifty features of my new PC is a built in webcam. I've been fooling with it and recorded a few greetings for you all.(we've done pics, we've done voices, so video is the obvious next step. The voice seems to be out-of-sync but bear with me, I'm a rookie)
My lost offline weekend! Argh! Our DSL died sometime Saturday morning, and so we were CUT OFF from the outside world all weekend. Read more...

30 March 2008

I am having introvert withdrawal syndrome. Or something. Help me name what I'm having.Read more...
OMG! Microsoft Bunnies! (also starring the Beloved Amy Sedaris in a very silly - and long - Office software commercial)
What's the word? I am looking for a near synonym for the word 'causality' but a thesaurus isn't helping. Allow me to illustrate... Read more...
Have you seen Dunnys? I found one post from '06 where shane mentioned them, but that was it. The photo gallery is here. I like the "Hello My Name Is" and "Gingerman" ones from 2007.
Ever wondered ... why the guys you want to be friends with think you want to be more than friends? Ever wondered why the guys you want to be more than friends with think you want to be nothing more than friends? We can't help it.
There's a cardinal trying to break into our home. Photos inside.
So, we're buying a house. Help! We've been given 2 months notice on our rented house and so we've decided to ditch landlords and dive into a mortgage. I'd like some advice please.
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29 March 2008

Remember all the talk of the octopus necklace in my eBay thread? annaramma showed up to the NYC meetup last night wearing the necklace. Weird coincidence!
Genndy Tartakovsky's classic "Samurai Jack" returns to Cartoon Network @ 10:30p US EST tonight. Good stuff. It airs at 11p on Cartoon Network UK?
Too soon the slow roasting comes to an end and the heat rolls in. So here's to you, oven roastingRead more...
A lull in life Read more...
Sky News spoonerism "seal cull hunt" somewhat mispronounced
Tonight is Earth Hour Turn out your lights between 8 and 9 p.m.
So Bill Clinton came to town last night and I recorded his speech.
Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs Youngergirl44, this is for you.
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Mini-meetup with Mats, Pi, and Croc in Seattle. Pieisexactlythree is in Seattle this weekend and we met up for drinks and snazzy appetizers at the Elysian last night. Click to see photo. Rock on!

28 March 2008

Pivotal Life Moment - Your Turn! Read more...
Homemade bbq sauce for beef ribs? Read more...
SQUEEEE!!!!!! (in which lfr does her best impression of a 14-yo girl...) Read more...
i feel the urge to cut off a foot of hair.
i'm going to wait to see if it goes away but i'm ready.
It would be kind of drastic and impulsive.
What say ye?
It's SNOWING?!! Good God! It's snowing! It's spring...(or at least it's supposed to be spring!) the flowers are were blooming, the clocks have sprung forward...and now it's snowing? Unbelievable! It hardly ever snows in Seattle!
I need to move!
DC meetup tonight! I don't think anyone's posted it here. Sorry for the late notice.
This is a ranting thread! Read more...
Question about jobs and spending your time wisely. Read more...
I left my gamp on the bus. Read more...
Friday 3-point status update Read more...
Friday Time Suck Find something ridiculous on eBay that you would like to win and post it here.Read more...
Meetup in NYC tonight! Just a reminder because I am excited and I love the bunnies the most!
The Internet? Bah! Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.Read more...
Time-management experts advise people who want to get a handle on their time to keep a minute-by-minute log of how they spend their time for a week. If you did this, what would yours show?
The conundrum of death. The bind I am in that is slowly killing me.Read more...
Are there any good discount dialup ISPs that you can recommend? This would be for upstate New York.Read more...
Video games, video games, video game game games Youtubey goodness for gamers who know who Jack Thomson is.
Do we have a photo Friday theme? If not, may I suggest ... Read more...
For what it's worth Read more...
Who needs cable!? I just got my HDTV converter box. Read more...

27 March 2008

GoodNewsFilter - My ex, as custodial parent of our minor child, *finally* got the lump sum check from Social Security for my disability. Read more...
You get two sheets. Every Saturday you put the clean sheet on the top, the top sheet on the bottom and the bottom sheet you turn in to the Laundry Boy. Any man who turns in the wrong sheet spends a night in the box.
I got a new toy! It's shiny and has lots of buttons. Yay!
Facebook's "People You May Know" algorithm is freaking me the freak out Robot Big Brother must die!
Needs more Sparkle Motion. T-shirts based on movie places, organizations, and companies. Kind of awesome.
The new Dexateens record can be yours for free! It's pretty damn good, too. Mellower than their older stuff, but still genuine southern-fried whiskey-drinkin' rawk. Tuscaloosa, reprazent!
It's been a rough few days. Read more...
Hamhock the cat. You know you want him.Read more...
Travel Insurance? Any advice for picking up a short-term policy to cover a 16-day cruise followed by two weeks in Europe? TIA!
OMGOMGOMG BUNNY! (extreme literally scatological cartoon; do bears poop in the woods? so do bunnies.)
Hillary's here and I'm listening/watching her live stream at the comfort of my computer desk. God bless technology.
Sex in the City -- starring Bea Arthur.
AskMods: So how do you handle your unruly forumites? Since I don't have an account on the blue, I'm immune!Read more...
Urgent Ask MeCha: What happens if a Windows Live account is deleted? Does it stop Vista from downloading automatic updates?
Ideas for fat-free eating? Some lovely ideas in the balsamic thread below - and they got me thinking.Read more...
What are you favorite uses for good balsamic vinegar? Read more...
Trampstamps 'R' Us. What every seven year old girl needs.
WOOT! My brother got me a ticket to see Return to Forever in June!! (See the promo video of their rehearsal)
Woo! We got tickets to see Macbeth in a couple weeks time! Yay!
The curse of free chocolate Long, boring, narcissistic post.Read more...
"It's the most common type of UFO." A clip of people watching what they believe to be a UFO, backed by one of Aphex Twin's ambient pieces ("Lichen"). I love the interplay of the music and the ongoing conversation.Read more...
Does deleting comments work well? CuriousAskMecha: Read more...
This is a grumbling post. Read more...
Put Things Off. A nice looking productivity site with some good articles.
It's been a few months so I just gave the cats some 'nip. Kitty is Read more...
My sister Read more...
A couple weeks old, but still shockingly batshitinsane "I must say, I'm a little envious," Bush said. "If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed."

"It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks," Bush said.

26 March 2008

Reasons to be cheerful (part 3) A partial list, inspired by the song of the same name. (Lyrics)Feel free to add your own. Read more...
One of the Many Reasons I love my Daughter Read more...
*Bump*. Richard Price will be doing a reading and signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble at 7pm on April 3rd. This is especially good in my case, since yesterday while bringing my computer home, I left my backpack in a cab with my previously inscribed Price book in it. Some cabbie is prolly on eBay starting a bidding war. But all NYC MeChaZen's are urged to attend. They can meet me at the store at 6:30 that night.
I am just so upset I just started my new job, and it's fine. The people are great, and I think I will be successful, although my training is going too slowly ( I did mention this). But it's just not my old job, which I loved and lost in Jan. I miss the people, I miss the office, I miss the work, I even miss the doorman. I walked by the old office and cried. For chrissakes. It was just a job.
I just had a very good interview. At least, I think it was a very good interview. It's weird being interviewed by therapists. They're all radiating compassion and understanding and you're all, "Um, do you actually like me, or is this all just transference?"
unexpected thanks I would like to thank the newspaper with a strongly opposing view that nevertheless got my quote right and quoted me in my entirety.
dancing on the ceiling... oh what a feeling I don't actually want to dance on my ceiling. I want to repair it. I have an old (can't be less than say, 30 years) stuccoed living/dining room ceiling that has three or four long cracks in it and cool but equally old mouldings around the two light fixture wires. To preserve these mouldings I have to preserve the existing ceiling, so I need to repair the cracks, and then paint the entire ceiling. Is this possible? And if so, how would I go about doing the repairs and painting? I'm worried that the repairs will be obvious and that painting the ceiling will bring down a plaster rain.
Epic Rickroll. Warning. Despite being hilarious (in an annoying way), this pretty much hijacks your browser.
Step Into My Bedroom. . . and, if you will, offer some adviceRead more...
Season to Risk for BOP and anyone else who wants.
Advertising Against Reality: Photographs of 100 prepared food products and their packaging.
Funk's death trip: a really interesting article about Funkadelic's 1971 album Maggot Brain(YouTube audio of title track). Read more...
Wise and otherwise I just got an idea to do a review of advice columns for my blog. Aside from Miss Manners, Dear Abby/Ann Landers, Salon's Cary Tennis, and AskMe, whom/what should I review?
What sort of a day do you prefer? Read more...
Hey bosses, heres a thing... If I tell you I can't do something, it's because I can't do it. Read more...

25 March 2008

As promised - Easter Egg Pictures!
It's no Hookahdome, but... Los Angeles: Comfy neighborhood coffeehouse alert?
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Hillary is coming to my home town on Thursday.... and she's speaking at my kids' old high school. Thank God I don't live near there anymore-the traffic is gonna be NAAASSSTAAAY.

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Horrible Titles II : Bad Band Names So far, we have Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Hoobastank, Hootie & The Blowfish, and Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop. Do your worst.
Tongue rings really do chip your teeth. Read more...
I am typing this to you all on my new monster system. 22 inch flat panels rule. That is all.
*tap, tap* Is this thing on?
Speaking of poetry I need some help with my wedding invitationsRead more...
What's for dinner, bunnies? Read more...
Tips? Ideas? Suggestions for the journey? I had a sort of revelation the other day, regarding a mental process that's not been my friend. I''ll explain more inside, and I'd really love any suggestions you guys may have.Read more...
Attention puny Americans! Universal Records has deemed three tracks from the new Be Your Own Pet album "too violent" for you.Read more...
So, tell me about poetry: Is it really just about making up some stuff that has a vaguely irregular rhythm and a conceit of rhyme?
Letters Not Sent Read more...
mefi comments vs. youtube comments Am I the last person on earth to find this btw?
Vacation ideas? Read more...
My boss is unreachable always when she answers the phone it's with a brusque 'what'Read more...
Give Your Pets a Voice! - I knew Mingo had an English accent!
I don't wanna be a legal secretary any more! I don't wanna look thru endless documents, especially..... Where can I go??? What shall I do??? I can't stand all day. I can't talk to people all day long either, can't be front and center like a receptionist in a busy office. I can't deal with very sick people either. Waaaaaah...
Ask MeCha. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use a passport service instead of applying through the post office?
Man Zone: What is the purpose of the middle-relief flush?Read more...
This the Big followup to the "Big ad" - this time, they're skydiving! Quicktime, ad etc
"I (heart) Dot" The story of a cute and unusual kitten.
AskMecha: Other mean names for women? My brother is trying to think of what other nasty names/phrases women call each other. So far he has muffintop and butterface, but he swears that there is something else that is kinda similar to muffintop, but isn't that exactly.

Any ideas?
Dear Metachat: please help with my resume?Read more...
All aboard! Commuters get on a Tokyo train.
This is the Horrible Titles thread, wherein we list the most unfortunately-titled "artworks" we can think of. Movies, books, albums, songs, paintings, whatever. The only rule: you must be able to link to something - review, IMDB listing, etc. - that mentions the title. (No imaginary titles, in other words. Real life is weird enough.)

24 March 2008

I'm sorry, but this is a (long) rant. The neighbours horrible children have started up again. Yet another round of yelling, whining, crying, shouting, stomping around, hitting and general unpleasantness.Read more...
Westerns. I'm missing something. Help me understand? Read more...
Trunk Cam A day in the life of an elephant.
I just did a task I've been avoiding Read more...
Zubaz are staging a comeback. Oh dear god. Does anyone else out there remember these things?Read more...
Self-linky ObamaFilter Top 10 Snarklist ...but since this is the first thing I've written of any length (other than half-baked MeFi comments) in about three months, I'd like y'all to see it and critique it...
Implicit consent/Complicit assent I've been reflecting on discourse, and what things make me start seeing red, and I've come to interesting conclusions. Read more...
Looking for more people to interview about horror movies. Help?

Ghost caught on surveillance video (via)
Seriously creepy. (Don't worry -- nothing's going to jump out and scream at you.)
The end is nigh... My supervisor's supervisor picked the wrong day to be out of the office...Read more...
AskMeCha: Firefox help? Help! Read more...
What is your goal in life?
What MetaChat looks like in a Playstation 3 web browser : The screen where urls are typed in, and MetaChat through the browser. It looks really similar to webTV.
The Band's Visit. . . A "small" movie, but a wonderful one. Anyone else seen it?
Wonderful Wedding Photos Found on Digg. Enjoy them!
CPAP-a-lula, she's my baby! Read more...
Whatever. Talk to the hand.
Metachat for your mobile. Its not perfect by any means so email me any issues. You can now get metachat on the move. Just point your mobile browser to http://lofi.metachat.org
SMTP works in Mail.app and not in Thunderbird Please how do I get it to work?
Making Changes. I'm making a few changes to metachat. If you notice anything weird, can you please email me. (email in my profile)
three point update of long weekendy goodness 1) omg i aer a sellout! my friend jamie compared me to christopher hitchens! aaaaugh! :PRead more...
Any ideas? Storyboarding is easy enough butRead more...
Kitchen lust... Read more...
Easter Bunny - Behind the eggs [youtube self-link] - Here's a sad bunny video.Read more...
Does this song exist? I'm convinced there's a Johnny Cash song where he's hunting, sitting on a hill or something, and he shoots a man by accident and feels really bad about it. It's a slowish song... Does it really exist? Is it maybe not Johnny Cash?

23 March 2008

Why not? Someone explain this to me?
ack. Please help me remember the name of this free online sim game It's something like Karamea or Ikamea or Kerema. It's a free online sim/mmorpgRead more...
OMG! BUNNY! (also ASCII jesus). Happy Sunday in whatever form it's taking for you.Read more...
I'm fond of wearing Chuck Taylors. Read more...
Have a nice day. Read more...
I bought a car. Can your car do this? or this? my car is a 1985 Lada Niva.
Yesterday I went to ... Read more...

22 March 2008

3 point progress report 1) My son is on the Great Road Trip, driving back the Camaro he bought off Ebay from Maryland to Colorado. He called tonight and sounded about as happy as I have ever heard him. Apparently it drives SWEET.Read more...
I've had a great week (possibly due in part to taking calcium.)Read more...
A day for the damn record books. Read more...
My new computer desktop wallpaper. What's yours? Read more...
omg star wars bunny yeah I know it's getting kinda old...
I behaved badly last night. Read more...
What the hell am I doing up so early? Read more...
OMG Baby Sugar Glider! One of our two newest boys, name pending.
What are your Easter plans? Read more...

21 March 2008

OMG! Food PrOn! [SFW] This one really makes me drool!
Stop the voices in my head , and i mean the unending loop of bad, bad music that keeps playing in my mental audio feed.Read more...
My first crawfish boil. Help me not make an idiot of myself.Read more...
VERY Important Public Service Announcement: Read more...
This is a grumbling thread. Read more...
Obamamania hits the funny papers! And it's not a comic strip most of you would expect... "Yes, folks, he can talk to animals... even at 3AM"
This is an awesome thread, so come inside and do the Snoopy dance with me! Read more...
MeCha fantasy baseball. I have questions.Read more...
Video for Yoko Ono's "Mrs. Lennon" (from the great Dick Cavett Show - John & Yoko Collection DVD). This song is haunting. Kind of reminds me of early Cat Power.
Best name for a geek rapper! I'll start: Mos Eisley.
What the hell is "political economy"? I've got a list of three things that an organization focuses on: "politics, economics, and political economy." Does the third thing exist other than as an intersection of the first two things? I'd like to rephrase it to sound less silly.
Holy Crap - Download Music from Your Friends' iTunes Libraries Over the Internet
Curiosity-filter about passport files What's in passport files that makes them so special?Read more...
What are you wearing? Read more...
String Beans Tempura, and recipe at Epicurious. We made these last night and they're pretty orgasmic. I had them at PF Chang's last week and they were really addicting. I used club soda instead of beer and they came out yummy. We made the soy dip and also a very spicy dip using mayo and red pepper sauce. You must try.
bike to work? Our bus routes are changing and I'm considering trying to bike to work. The route is about 9 miles. Several basic questions:Read more...
Photo Friday: 1000 Words (a story inspired by or accompanying a picture), suggested by ethylene
Who are your two favourite characters from 80's sitcoms? Read more...
Amazon oddities Weird, weird stuff that Amazon sellsRead more...

20 March 2008

I need easter egg ideas. 2007 had no theme, 2006 was South Park, 2005 involved animals and movie monsters (I don't have those pictures). We're painting eggs Saturday at my dad's house. Go!
I would like to make a beautiful cold-veggie antipasto. What are your suggestions?Read more...
Look, I'm sure there was a time when somebody found you attractive. I mean, they must have to have spent so much time with you. But, y'know, that time has passed. I'll be straight with you: you're dated, gaudy, loud, and, well, kind of unpleasant to look at. Those people have moved on, and it's time you did, too. I'd rather not do this the hard way, but I will if necessary. I'll shred you, separate you from your very essence, and leave you limp and in tatters on the floor. Don't think I won't. I *will* win this fight, because I have what it takes to deal with your type:Read more...
The most unlikely showbiz success of all-time. Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! I AM MAD! ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS COMING AND I AM MAD, GOOD AND MAD! THEY ARE PREDICTING 8 INCHES OF WET SNOW. I'M JUST STARTING TO SEE GREEN POKING THROUGH ALL THE OLD BLACK SNOW THAT'S BEEN ON THE GROUND FOR MONTHS AND NOW IT'S GOING TO BE COVERED UP. ARGGG!@%$^;*(
3-point update! Read more...
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Read more...
There's probably a really simple solution, but.... I can't figure this out. I'm trying to save some .jpgs to my CD drive. But though I've put in a brand new CD, straight out of the package, the computer won't recognize it and keeps telling me to insert a disk in drive D:. Alternatively, I have 2 old disks sitting about with obsolete information on them, but I cannot either delete the info or save anything new to the disk. What am I doing wrong?
Mister Rogers sees the damage and he cracks. "You Bastard! King Friday and his Kingdom are marooned now!"
How many of us are bilingual? Read more...
Mr. Show: The Musical! Well, not really. But Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are set to reunite for a new HBO series. Finally, puppies and sunshine and East Coast/West Coast ventriloquist wars are back in my life!
Make a doll that looks like you. We did this once before. Have you changed? Click the boy or girl tab, and then the little b/w tabs up top. Let's see how cute you are! Click on the little gif or jpg icon under your photo and save it to imageshack or wherever. If you upload it to your own server you can use the javascript and display an animated doll. Oooooo sparkly.
What we all need is ... Read more...
Bump: MeCha March Madness Pool. You've got about an hour to join and/or set your picks.
Serious lack of motivation It's a day before a holiday. I have no meetings or other engagements. I'm the most senior staff member at work today. Nobody knows when I'm in the office and when I'm not. I'm sorely tempted to just go home. But I'll stick it out.

Maybe I just need to make a list.

How are the rest of y'all coping today? Is Friday a day off work for the rest of you?
I just submitted my PhD thesis. It is called "Quantifying evolution and natural selection in vertebrate noncoding sequence."
Because I might as well let the whole world know what a nerd I am Yesterday I bought a couple of plain, v-necked, cap-sleeved t-shirts with the idea of having them printed. One, a robin's egg blue, will have the word "Editrix" in fancy font on the front. For the other, which is orange, I would like to get a swan put on the front in cream. Help me find a really cool stencil of a swan! I've found this one, which will do, but I'm wondering if I can't do better [googles madly].
DO NOT WANT The Britney cellulite photoRead more...
Happy First Day of Spring, Everybody! Doesn't look very spring-y yet from where I sit, but still . . . .
This is my I have Poison Ivy and I am miserable thread whining thread. I got poison ivy on Saturday and at first I didn't know what it was because the last time I had it was when I was a little kid of 8 and that was a long time ago. Now, I itch, I am covered in Caladryl and doped up on benadryl. That is all.

19 March 2008

AskMe bump! Do you have a hybrid auto? Do you like getting best answers? Now's your chance!
You know what my baby dog does everyday? Read more...
to add insult to injury... Read more...
Can someone explain what they're talking about? (warning: involves boring comments about Playstation 3 and Rainbow Six: Las Vegas 2)Read more...
Eamon! Chicago Public Radio is doing a story about mustache growing fundraisers! Right now! But I have not heard them mention you or your cause! Something is clearly wrong as you are my mustache fundraising hero!
Sensitive/awkward question posed within... Read more...
Tell me something that made you happy this week. Read more...
I realize this makes me a bad liberal, but SHUT UP YOU LOUD PROTESTERS! You're LOUD! I'm trying to work! And you're being LOUD! And it's the middle of the afternoon! Go get jobs! Layabouts! LOUD layabouts! Bah.
This thread is 100% FUN
AAARGH! Driver hits pedestrian, long-winded rant inside... o_O Read more...
Destiny - Is each one of us, or collectively, destined to do or be something?Read more...
Belizean adventures: Hopkins Read more...
How do you scratch Tubbs? The arrow turns into a hand, so I like to "scratch" her nose. The ears and that white T all cry out for some petting.
This is an "Oww, my eye hurts" and an "I have increased my word power" thread. Read more...
American Idol: Beatles 2 -- The Butcher Cover [spoilers] Read more...
Wordy Wednesday: Alliteration Awesomeness Read more...
Easter dinner for the religiously challenged? Read more...
Littering - what gives? OK, I've never understood littering - why would anyone throw stuff out on the side of the road? Rant!Read more...
OK. Which numptie told the advertising agency that a crimping Sugar Puff Monster would be hip & would appeal to the kids. Moron!
McCain Is A Little Confused McCain said it was "common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, that's well known. And it's unfortunate." A few moments later, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, standing just behind McCain, stepped forward and whispered in the presidential candidate's ear. McCain then said: "I'm sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al-Qaeda."
How do you see yourself (physically)? Read more...
Arthur C. Clarke is dead at age 90. "any form of censorship has become utterly impossible. There's simply no way of enforcing it; the customer can get what he wants right in his own home. Lock the door, switch on the TV set -- friends and family will never know."Read more...

18 March 2008

I need a hat. So, what is fashionable in Europe these days? I ask since I will be there in May, but I welcome USian opinions as well. Read more...
Looks like I may be taking flight sometime soon.... A friend of mine in Raleigh, NC has invited me to come visit. Yayy! No definite date yet, but I'm thinking mid-May. I'll call a Raleigh meetup in MeTa once my plans are firmed up. Do any of you Ameribunnies live nearby?
The winner for best misread screen name? Read more...
This guy gets it... (Obama's speech earlier today)Read more...
What If You Knew You'd Be Dead In Ten Years? What would you do then?
3-point Status Report - return of Matildaben edition Hi guys! Sorry I have been so absent from these parts. Read more...
I love my boss. She offered to pull rank and intervene in a situation I was having problems with, and my word was her intervention (over email) absolute perfection. Authoritative without being authoritarian, firm without being rude, rank-pulling without being condescending. Read more...
Way to feel old! The American Girl dolls now have a couple of 1970s dolls: Julie and Ivy....Read more...
NOT your mama's Cheeto commercial.... ...I think we may have found jonmc's evil twin.
Hamster Dance! OMG! No, not that Hamster Dance.
Please assure me I'm not a total idiot. Read more...
Will You Be Online Ten Years from Now? A piggyback on this question.Read more...
Weird Phone Calls In various jobs, including this one, I occasionally answer the phone. Some of the calls I get are apparently from Martians. Read more...
Things that make me suspicious: Read more...
Online meditation resources Read more...
Where do you see yourselves 10 years from now? Read more...
"Charlie (Rose) wishes to thank all those who have expressed concern for his eye injury, caused by a pot-hole in Manhattan, NYC." Read more...
"Catastrophic Failure Number Three" guessing thread..... well, they say trouble comes in threes and I do hate surprises so what's your best guess?Read more...
Fun game, if you like incredibly frustrating billiard-esque physics/motion/strategy/blahblah sorts of games. Thirty levels, of which level 26 is currently kicking my ass. [About].
post by: taz at: 02:11 | 4 comments

17 March 2008

Why don't we do it in the road?
I can't find my cat. And I'm freaking out a bit. Read more...
Weird Day At Work... Read more...
New of Reupholstered? We have a chair which is in decent shape, but the red in it is not close to the red in the new area rugs that we have gotten.

Does anyone have any experience with reupholstering furniture? Is there a rule of thumb about how much it costs compared to new furniture of the same type?

I just have no clue.
I hardly ever remember my dreams but ... Read more...
Celebrity Crushes I'm watching The Jane Austen Book Club and who should appear butRead more...
Liger That's a big cat, no really.
I didn't end up auditioning for the Legally Blonde MTV show. Tomorrow they're taping the finale in front of a live audience, and I'm going!Read more...
ATTENTION: this is the best thing I've read all week: Read more...
25 years ago today I told my husband that I would marry him. Over the phone.

That is all.
WHO'S AWESOME? YOU'RE AWESOME! I love astronauts, and I love public domain images of astronauts. You're all awesome.
How do I turn off the built-in keyboard on my Dell Inspiron (Windows XP) laptop?Read more...
America The Beautiful. *doffs cap, places over heart*
Bonus Track *gives power fist*
AskMecha: How do you say "word" in Polish? Read more...
I want this house. I mean, c'mon, it has "an entrance staircase that retracts with the push of a button"!Read more...
Your new sidebar art comes to you via NinaZer0 (top left), ethylene (middle left), gomichild (bottom left), and rhapsodi (right). Read more...
I'm back in New York at the end of the month. All sorted... and back soon for a couple of year.
I Don't Like Mondays Seems like we have ourselves an old-fashioned financial panic.Read more...
Tasty Treats My new favorite party munchie: Pretzels + Rolos + Pecans. Mmmm. Read more...

16 March 2008

MeCha March Madness Pool Because I haven't seen one yet.Read more...
Bacon Bra NSFB (Not Safe For Brunch)
Mechazens on Twitter Add yourself to the list if you're there!Read more...
I just received a SPAM e-mail with the Subject: "Castro Circumcision." What third word is missing that would make it a "perfect storm" thread over at MeFi?
Have bunnies with depression/anxiety found that it gets better over time? And if not, how have you addressed this "life-ly-ness" issue?
What are you doing this Sunday? My wife, son and I had lunch at this touristy place ('Patio Bellavista', Santiago, for those in the know) then went to see a friend who had a booth at an indie clothes fair in an old warehouse then went to see my wife's grandmother so she could hang out with her grandson. We're home now, the wife's preparing a class for tomorrow, so my son and I are listening to the White Album.
What are you doing?
Radio Hellbientropy. A deluge of non sequiturs. Starting nowish.
It's Sunday and here is a photo of a beagle And here is another happy beagle. Beagles Beagles Beagles. And this is a Scandinavian beat-boxing beagle (flash animation) (originally posted by roofus on MeFi)
Steve Stevens and Harold Faltermeyer - Top Gun Anthem I can't believe I hadn't seen this video in the 21 years since it was released. Must be one of the most ridiculously over-the-top videos ever.
The View From Above. Read more...
Why am I obsessed with ANTM? Oh yeah - I remember. BECAUSE YOU ALL MADE ME. Thanks for breaking me.
In which we all discuss our favorite parts of the movie "Hot Fuzz" ***SPOILERS!*** Read more...
And it is precisely this post, which sets taz's diabolical (but ultimately sexy) plan in motion. Read more...
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Jumping Bunny game. Harder than you might first think.
Calling all writers... Read more...

15 March 2008

You Think You're Bad? You Think You're All That???? I WILL SO KICK YOUR ASS! Read more...
WOOHOO! I just got my acceptance from the UW iSchool! I'm gonna be a librarian!Read more...
Easter Eggs by Mother Nature The first time I ever bought local-farm eggs I opened the box and was totally enchanted to find this.Read more...
What is/was for dinner? Read more...
Favorite line from a book recently read? "She tried ikebana, but on bad advice joined a modernist school, where every arrangement seemed to have barbed wire in it, so she quit." What's yours? Read more...
A moment of silence. I just spilled Jameson's on my keyboard. It killed it.Read more...
Most underrated famous awesome person? Read more...
Music about food. I'm looking for music about (or related to) food for a radio show I'm helping with on Wednesday. Musically, I'm looking for alternative style music. Think Calexeco, Cowboy Junkies and Tom Waits. Any suggestions?
Pssst, scody Since you asked... I'd placed an ad on craigslist (mistake #1) for a babysitter. One woman sounded good, although she was flaky about references.Read more...
Three Point Status Update! Read more...
Two-headed bunny! OMG! To freak mudpuppie out
Night of the Lepus. Read more...

14 March 2008

What's your heritage? Read more...
I've got a 12-pack of Guiness in the icebox, and it's March. That can only mean one thing. It's St. Paddy's Day weekend!! So I give you the South Boston Irish's gift to punk fuckin' rawk, the Dropkick Murphys!Read more...
Don't you hate it when you let someone else's reactions affect yours? Read more...
Melville Dewey ... Father of LOLCATSRead more...
On being a change agent ... I believe that in order to be a change agent, you have to start with a relationship. However, I purposefully avoid strong relationships with people who are obvious perpetrators, so I'm rarely in the position to affect change. (This is kind of a bump of the earlier, "Leamme alone!" discussion.)
I must own the song that's used in the new Nike Sparq ad (link goes to Dailymotion), but I have absolutely no idea what it is. Anyone?
Yer help please? I would like to make an anonymous askme post (I promise it's important) but I can't for a couple days. If you could help, would you MeFiMail me (same UN as for metachat)?
This place. This one, right here. MetaChat is such a fantastic and wonderful place. Thank you! Read more...
Tell me about your wardrobe Read more...
This is a Gloom and Doom thread Read more...
Q: Did you handle politicians when you were in business? HF: Yes, but most politicians weren't rich enough.
I just got rickrolled by mudpuppie. Read more...
Prop Timeline Can you use a can of Lone Star Beer in your next movie? How about a plastic Flamingo? A paper grocery bag? Kitty Litter? Vicks Vap-O-Rub? A reference for when stuff was invented.
So what do I do with a spare set of teeth? This past week I picked up my new mouthguard from my dentist (I've been grinding my teeth and so must start wearing a guard at night). The dental assistant also gave me the plaster cast of my teeth used to mould the mouthguard. It seems to me there must be something creative and fun I can do with the plaster cast. I can only come up with some lame ways to freak out future houseguests. What can the bunnies suggest?
Mojo needed; send bunnies? First job interview in four years is in one hour. Wish me luck, please?
Hi! It's been really really busy. I miss you guys!
Wordy Whateverdayoftheweek: What do/did you call your grandparents? Read more...
My tour of the world continues... After my visit to Vegas, which turned into 3 years, the next leg begins April 12. First, a 16-day cruise from Florida to Genoa with stops in the Caribbean and at Madeira and Spain. Then, 11 days leisurely wandering over to Venice and up to Amsterdam. Read more...
ICK - Post Nasal Drip! SORE THROAT. What can I take to make me feel better fast!?!
American Psycho a.k.a really cheap gag as ad poster in NZ
Argk! I'm seeing more signs of the scary US economy here...Read more...
Photo Friday: Yearbook or School Photos Suggested by fallenposters
For those of us in need of uplifting. Read more...
THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A SHOUTING THREAD Parental advisory: strong language inside. Read more...
OMG! SCARY (go round) BUNNY! ...speaking of dramatic developments in comic strips...
Thanks IRC bunnies Thanks, IRC bunnies...for listening to me moon about my boyfriend so much.Read more...

13 March 2008

Do other people get a creeping sense of dread whenever actors who played evil nasties on The X-Files or Buffy show up on other shows? What makes it worse is that I normally can't identify why I'm getting totally creeped out until about halfway through whatever new show they're in, and by that point I already feel like my skin is trying to crawl off and hide in a closet and I can't stop glancing nervously over my shoulder and OMG CREEPED OUT.
Help me get through this weekend. So, my cousin committed suicide last May. He would have been 30 this Saturday. Um, help.
Why, yes! I am stuck at home... Read more...
Sorry about the drama I feel really awful right now, and for me, this is really the only place I feel I can go to talk about things. Can we talk?
Most music buffs are familiar with the long and illustrious history of 'answer records'; "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" answering "The Wild Side Of Life," "Sweet Home Alabama," answering "Southern Man,' and the whole subgenre of hip-hop feud records. But there's some others...I give you The Least Necessary Answer Records Of All Time (yes, they are for real)Read more...
The Human Guinea Pig - Emily Yoffe of Slate (she also writes Dear Prudence) acts as a human guinea pig so we don't have to.Read more...
Weird little anecdote I just found out (through Facebook, no less) that a good friend of mine is all, like, anti-abortion now. Read more...
This cat ... Read more...
She's filing her nails, while they're dragging the lake . . . I have ALWAYS pictured Silver Lake, in my mind while hearingRead more...
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Dear HBO and George R R Martin: I see that you have optioned A Song of Ice and Fire. (warning: boring post about sci fi and telly)
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Bump from AskMe In case you did not see it and have anything to add.Read more...
Shhh, don't wake the baby A new fan of Aesop Rock, I was searching youtube this afternoon for new stuff, and I came across this gem. Makes me want to set up a dance club in my living room.
Can I be an actress on the side or something? Read more...
Pooooooooop machines This is awesome. Puerile, yes But still awesome.
Thou shalt not judge a book by its cover; thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover. (Also: Oasis? Was just a band.)
Ask MeCha: Would you hire me? So I submitted a resume two days ago, and just heard from the senior VP that she wants to meet tomorrow for an interview...Read more...
Two truths and a lie, go!
iTunes help needed Read more...
It is a Cretaceous morning. The fog is so thick I can barely see out the windows. The world is lush and green and dense. The birds are loud and insistent, calling out from places unseen. Mammals have not yet evolved into saber-tooth tigers and remain lap-sized and sleepily compliant. Read more...
Follow up to this comment - I saw the Pogues in Baltimore last night.Read more...
Mystery, Pet? What do you do when you do get new toy? The Bees reworks CandideRead more...

12 March 2008

Rick Rolls In honor of the 20th anniversary of "Never Gonna Give You Up", this is NOT the song or its video. Honest!
Tim Gunn On The Record A short Youtube clip of TG at the 92st Y telling his Vivian Vance story.
Pet Mystery Read more...
So I got me some tickets to see Eddie Izzard in Memphis today, and I'm damned excited. It will be my second concert at the Orpheum, the first being Tom Waits when he was touring "Orphans." This got me thinking: What was your favorite concert ever? The music need have nothing to do with your answer. Read more...
Inspired by bmarkey's agony, I ask: what are the best TV theme songs?
These are my official super jonmc nominees! tell me yours and we'll settle this question once and for all. Read more...
Can anyone explain why my brain has suddenly chosen to play the theme song to My Three Sons on a seemingly endless loop? Read more...
Leamme alone! Today a man got in my face and leered "Helloooo" all while toting a three year old boy, who mimicked his role model's disgusting gesture. Read more...
AskMeCha: Why do my dress shoes fit fine when my legs are bare, but feel too big and slip around a lot when I'm wearing stockings?Read more...
Shit or get off the pot! -- Woman sits on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years; was physically stuck to the seat her skin had grown around it.
Hayfever question. Read more...
Someone pass the brain bleach. Borderline NSFW Goatse-esque

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Any fellow MeFites have an invite to thebox.bz? I figure since this isn't a request for a monetary or tangible "gift," it might be OK to ask here... I'm looking for an invite to thebox.bz. If you have one, I'll be your best friend in exchange for it! I figure that's pretty valuable, but I guess I'm biased.
So few salmon are living in the ocean and rivers along the Pacific Coast that salmon fishing in California and Oregon will have to be shut down completely this year unless an emergency exception is granted.
Three-point midweek update Read more...
Who are these people that cut into lines? What are they thinking? I don't understand them, and they fill me with rage. I also don't understand people that just let it happen. How do you deal with cutters? Or, if you are one, explain yourself.Read more...
This is a venting thread. Read more...
World of Wynetting Photo gallery of "Spouses in Scandal."
It's time for our mid-morning shimmy.
(Those in other time zones can shimmy now, or later.)
List 5 things you see on your desk.
In which I break the rules... I said this. But now I want you to look at this message from Nickyskye via mefi projects. Many of you know and care about Nicky, and will want to see this if you haven't. please read on Read more...

11 March 2008

Psst Hey you. Yes, YOU. Come to #bunnies.
Who needs a movie? Getting Married? Got a web site? Fund raising? Commercials? Selling something?

Movies can make your life go better!!
I think I've finally figured out what it is I do all day... Read more...
Before this whole cute fad started, I wasn't that into pugs. But this one wins.
Multiple sonic booms Read more...
Missouri Statewide Severe Weather Drill notes What my workplace (a public university) learned in the statewide weather drill today:Read more...
From the Politicians' Handbook, Tip # 312: When you get caught doing something bad, do this thing with your lips.
Best Yahoo! Answers question ever: Read more...
Poetry for the Heart and Soul. I was looking for poems I could use with clients, and I found this site. She's got some nice "How can I apply this to my own life?" poems collected.
Four corners What are the North-, South-, East-, and Westernmost places you've been?Read more...
iTunes: two-part question. Please hope me. Read more...
Joan Fucking Jett covering the Belmonts 'I Need Someone.' Right now, this is my favorite song. It seems to combine all of what's good in rock and roll: a Stonesy ryhthm section, Beach Boys harmonies on the verses, Ramonesy guitar, Dion-esque swagger on the chorus, Joanies gritty vocal and a catchy as hell melody. Why aren't people doing stuff like this anymore?
Polyorama is back. <3 interrobang, taz, and iconomy.Read more...
Community treatment by laypeople for depression and anxiety NYT story about mental health clinics in idea. Strikes me as a potentially good idea for the US too.
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jonmc might be into this Dictators show from 2001...
This is the lost nuggets of culture thread. Where we tell eachother about the songs, books and movies we've been hunting for and still can't find. Read more...
How do I get a loooong row in excel to become a looong column? Mac OSX excel; this means that paste special -> transpose doesn't work.Read more...
OK we need a new word. . .. for what political wives do when they appear at a podium with their spouses Read more...
Giant foam party on the streets of Miami , lots of pics. Yep, it's their next Bravia ad in the making. Hmmm... I wonder what they'll do with all that foam....
A very cute little elephant head just manifested in my French press (pre-pressing). I'm kinda bummed I can't sell it for a few thousand on eBay. Read more...

10 March 2008

New York City meetup March 28 or 29? There's a general Mefi nyc meetup brewingRead more...
3 point eek update: Read more...
Drinking alone. Join me? Read more...
AAARGH! Stupid kids posting spoilers on the internet! Stupid me for reading message boards where stupid kids post spoilers!Read more...
Porn that makes me laugh Inside is a link that is N.S.F.W and deeply goofy. Read more...
Love Bugs. NSFW or breakfast. via.
Gummy Bear Dance You will either love me or hate me after this...
witjher webcomics? I keep reading about these newfangles 'webcomics', but I can't seem to find any that aren't about ninjas, robots or 'gamers'.Read more...
OK, as The Wire ends, I've been trying to get into it for the first time. But I'm having a hard time jumping on board. Help me out, Wire fans! [NO SPOILERS]
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Wisdom to know the difference... My dear dear friend called this morning to say she's either having muscle spasms in her chest or possibly a heart attack so she can't come by. Okay...Read more...
Die-POD Filter: Any of youse haz an iPOD that won't shut down? Read more...
I like Spitzer. As lame as cheating on one's wife with hookers is, and as irresponsible as it is for a high profile politician, and as horrible an humiliation this is for his wife and young daughters, I still can't avoid thinking, there are much worse things a politician can do. Much worse. Like, you know, war profiteering, etc. And I say this as
OMG! A baby! I'd like to introduce our newest family member, my granddaughter Emma, born 3/6/08
So long, kitty :( Read more...
Admiration and Intimidation. Read more...
My wild saturday night. . . . (not really)Read more...
Pharmaceuticals in our drinking water. While Grumbles [assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] said the EPA had analyzed 287 pharmaceuticals for possible inclusion on a draft list of candidates for regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, he said only one, nitroglycerin, was on the list. Nitroglycerin can be used as a drug for heart problems, but the key reason it's being considered is its widespread use in making explosives. Read more...
Padrino! I hung out with my 6-year-old godson yesterday and it was awesome.Read more...
The Wire. The End. [Spoilers.] Read more...

09 March 2008

Christmas dinner was great. I'm stuffed. Read more...
Dick pants Two questions, semi-related:

1. Do you remember an image surfacing on MeFi of a dude from the 70s wearing pants where his weiner could hang out through a special sewn in penis pocket?

2. How about that site with the funny faux-sentiment cards? I can't remember any of them, but they were good and snarky, like "Thanks for sleeping with me last night, I hope for your sake the herpes have a slow onset."

My MeFi-fu has failed me.
To each his or her own... Someone at my dentist's office told me this one. She was at her gynecologist's, having the kind of examination that happens to the best of us. So the gynecologist is up to his elbows, doing his thing, when he said, conversationally, "So, what do you do?" She said, "I work at the other end — I'm a dental hygienist." He said, "Ewwwww! How can you look in people's mouths all day?"
Oh great, the LOLers have LOL'd one of my Flickr pics! (I can has credit?) I guess this was bound to happen, but it was quite weird seeing it just pop up on the LOLnet. Oh, and helloooo Mechazens!
Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky ... Read more...
New Photo Friday Themes The wiki has been updated!
Cilantro! Chicken! Idiot in the Kitchen! Read more...
I am sick sick sick Read more...
Puppy! OMG! I visited a friend's new puppy today. Half-bichon, half-Maltese terrier, totally adorable.
Why do you wear that thing, mommy? Read more...
MetaSnubbed The 50 most powerful blogs.

08 March 2008

USian bunnies: Don't forget to spring forward tonight.
BP Radio: Rock Monsters! A repeat of my set from a few weeks back, starting at the top of the hour.
Are you looking for a new rug? I found a bargain! Read more...
MeTaThread Find Does anyone remember a thread from within the last year or so about how people's AskMe questions turned out? It was like the ultimate followup thread. I can't find it now.
Best. Bird. Ever. Incredible Imitations by the Lyre Bird... also the all-time most popular Attenborough clip, and why not?Read more...
Yeah, I'm back. Pinky wont have to chow down on my Buster Browns. And quite a bit happened while I was away. Read more...
Bitchcakes A couple weird interactions have feeling kinda bitchcakes. It's like a crabby patty with more bite. Grr.Read more...
We are so screwed. (Monarch butterfly version)
I'm insanely excited about the Wyoming caucus. In part because I can't remember the last time Wyoming has been in the news so much since the Matthew Shepard murder. Read more...
What's your "I can't believe I ate the whole thing!" food? The food that, every time you open the box, it's a foregone conclusion that the whole thing is done for?Read more...
Radio MetaChat: Radio as conceptual art - World War II Radio Broadcast, Part One - 1939 to 1941. Starting at 10am Pacific.Read more...
Sunny and COLD....What's the forecast for YOU today? It doesn't have to be weather-related, either. Maybe I'm just feeling sunny and cold. Hmmm?
Did you ever really notice I really say "really" too much? Yeah, I really do. Rilly. plz mk me stop.
Ok - dumb question.... Could someone take pity on me and tell me how I post images here?
ooooh, feeling minor earthquakes right now Read more...
MeCha Radio No one else is scheduled, so I'm going to play an hour and a half of 80's stuff.
Guilty pleasures and nothing but! Starts at 9:30pm PST.

07 March 2008

Ask MetaFilter trifecta Read more...
Help me bunnies! Itunes is being a bastard. It doesn't automatically get track names when I try to load a CD. I have a stack of CDs to load.
I missed the photo of a lifetime... let this be a lesson.Read more...
Upcoming MeCha Radio... for all you history buffs out there, or people who may be interested...Read more...
Another Celeb Look Alike Thing I've seen this before, but I think it was on metafilter.

I just ran three of mine and I got Alyssa Milano, Natalie Imgrulia, and Patrick Swayze (bless his heart).

I apologize for the misspellings of celeb names.
#bunnies, right now Special guest star appearing for a limited time only.
I'm a nice person.... Read more...
It's 3:30 and I'm not at work. Usually, I'm just starting my shift right about now. Since I'm on vacation, I'm prepping dinner and dancing around the kitchen to Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns. I spent some quality time with my folks, drank their Crown Royal, bought a couple of cases of wine that I can't find around here, and I've still got a whole weekend with Science Girl ahead of me.

So what's making you happy today?
Hugo ... Read more...
omg belly floof this post to announce that laurie has a new batch of beautifully photographed foster kitns
One of my secret guilty pleasures is Read more...
One of rhapsodie's best photos Alaskan Sled Dogs. Great shot. Check it out! (small warning: this photo is OK. But some of the stuff on her photostream is not 100% SFW)
Whatcha doing this weekend? Read more...
i just got laid off! Hooray! Read more...
essexjan to the green, please. Actually I have no idea whether there is anything for you to offer,Read more...
GAH! Daylight Saving Time starts in the US this weekend. So when my clock goes off at 5:30 Monday morning, my body will think it's 4:30 am. *groan*
Photo Friday: A Mess Read more...
Annals of Office Printing Abuse What have you printed out from work this week for your own personal, non-work use?!Read more...
Awesomest name ever If this man knows who his parents are, he should give them a medal.
Reassure me, O MeChites, with your tales of enduring relationships which started out disastrously. Read more...
My cat likes to sit on whatever I'm typing. So, when her long tail gets in my face, I put it under my nose and make like I have a moustache. What games do bunnies play with their pets? Anyone??

06 March 2008

I finally bought a digital camera. So next, I guess I need a flickr account. Any tips or recommendations in that vein?
I may already be a winner! Read more...
Icky things that actually feel kinda good: # 1- a cold finger in your ear. as long as it is your finger, you ear and cold like ice.: Your turn!
Notes from a Trade Show Read more...
Eleven Minutes i'll get to see in a year if i'm lucky. Love you, Jay! Gimme a skirt.
How do you steel/motivate yourself for something you don't want to do, but have to do?
I hate my facebook all I ever get are group messages, none actually to me.
Inspired by BtGog, what are your least favorite tracks by your very favorite musical artists? The real clunkers you wish had been left on the sound booth floor?
Hi
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Inspired by this post which inspired by this design observer post if we made the Metachat movie. Which actor would play who? images plz!
Has anyone here taken a 'cooking lessons' vacation? How was it?
My report on TYRA! Part one, part two. Questions, anyone?
If you think you've got awesome Excel skills, Think again.
Go to Page 4, 5 for Example Video.
I'm gobsmacked.
XBL English Accents? When considering voice chat, I disproportionately enjoy the company of players from the UK or those with a traditional English accent. Is this a lazy and detrimental prejudice, or relatively harmless?
How can I live like this?
List the last 5 things you bought.
baby steps to four o'clock... baby steps to four o'clock... (in which I delurk, and say hello to you fine folks...)Read more...
Pet Peeve: vagueness presented as "opportunity" Read more...
Shane is working at the Cleveland International Film Fest. Any bunnies want to see some films gratis, send me an e-mail. We're allowed to do that, as long as seats are available :-)
"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully. Read more...
OK, so how come nobody told me about Alejandro Escovedo before? He's awesome!
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Stuttering audio and movie loading Read more...
my friend gave me the rough mix of his new band's brand new album it is great, great great!! Has three or four home runs, a few great songs and the rest good, but has one song i really don't like - and i think it needs to get off of the album.Read more...
I've been angry for a long time , and my throat has a weird pain in it. Read more...
Wordy Whoopsit'snotactuallywednesdayanymoreisit: Words We Can't Remember Read more...
My sister's College Farewell photograph made it into one of the local papers here:) Read more...
Happy birthday to interrobang !? !? !? You don't come round much no more but we love you.
Project Runway "spoilers" spoilers Read more...
So you spill a cup of cooked (sticky yet not sticky) rice on the floor How do you clean it up? Let's assume in this scenario there are no hungry dogs nearby.

05 March 2008

Gravityland It's just beginning.Read more...
Dilemma. What do you do when one of your favorite Japanese noise rock bands is scheduled to play a show at a venue within reasonable walking distance from your house, but they're opening for someone whose early work you admire greatly but who in your opinion hasn't released anything worth listening to since 1989 (maybe 1993), all for a ticket price of $47.50 + service charges?

I'm stumped.
How do you deal with a lack of faith? All my life, I've found it hard to relate to religion. I want to believe, but just never seem to be able to keep it up.

How do all of you keep your faith, or alternately, how do you deal with the fact that you cannot bring yourself to believe?
D-O-L-L A recently-discovered photo from 1888 shows Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan and a doll, "doll" being the first word Keller ever comprehended. It's a really beautiful photo, I think, and kind of moving.
So I expect the conversation went something like this ... Read more...
Clothe me! I am pretty much in need of a new warddrobe. Read more...
Campaign finance law: can I donate money?Read more...
New job! In a very pretty corner of Poland! Starting in the fall! Read more...
When others do it for you Note to boss:
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Name one bad habit you DON'T Have! Read more...
Can anyone recommend a good Asian cookbook? Has anyone used Everyday Asian? I've been looking on Amazon and eBay but the choices are overwhelming. I'm mostly interested in Japanese, Korean and Thai. Ideally I would like one great Japanese cookbook and then one other that covers a range of cuisines under the umbrella of "asian cooking".
10 Things We Don't Know About You Redux I don't think this has been done in a while, and there are a lot of new people, and I am procrastinate-y today and want a diversion. So tell us 10 things that we would be surprised to find out about you.
Gaah, I've overdosed on politics. I was really excited going into the primary season as I like all three Democratic front-runners but now I'm just sick of it and wish it was over. Read more...
Ask MeCha: personal development courses My institute offers free day-long personal development courses such as "Conflict Management" and "Negotiating Skills." Have you ever been on a course like this? Was it useful? Part of me thinks that a class on negotiating skills would be really useful, and the other half thinks it would be a boring waste of my time.
You know what was really good last night? My soup. Read more...
Help me be a KaosPilot! I've posted this to AskMefi before, but hopefully the bunnies here can help me out.

I'm applying to the KaosPilots, a social enterprise school based in Denmark. To be able to be a KaosPilot, I need to get enough support and funding to cover my tuition, travel, and living costs. Budget is here.
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My Texas Two-Step Story Yeah, I know... GMOFB Read more...

04 March 2008

So, please raise your hand if you also found beef in your driveway today!? Anyone? My girlfriend went to feed Bob, our feral cat this morning when she saw something at the foot of the drive. Read more...
We just had a tiny fire! Read more...
Greater Influence on US Culture: Gary Gygax, or William F. Buckley, Jr.? Let the debate begin.
Do you tell your SO "I love you" unprovoked? Read more...
I am pretty stupid: Looking for a margaret jones article fakery post that was on the front page of this site today! Was it deleted o am I just just dumb?
R.I.P., rat face. Read more...
Laugh? I thought I'd die! What is the absolute best quotation or song or cartoon or bite-sized media consumable that sums up the absurdity of life?

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It's Saaaaaad. I'm still sick, and there's still too much snow, so let's play some sad sad mostly pop/standards music. The boohoo-ing starts at 11 a.m. eastern and goes to about 12:30. As Elton John so truly said, "Sad songs sell so well."
Apologies for the FARKfilter (N.S.F.W. - bare male buttocks) but this was too amusing not to share. Read more...
File under WTF? So Bauhaus has a new album out? Read more...
Avalanches on Mars NASA orbiter catches photo of avalanches near the red planet's north pole... the higher resolution image even shows clouds of red, billowing dust. Wow.
while everyone is doing baby updates.... I had mine :-)

My darling boy was born nine days ago, after 26 hours of labor. 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Not planning on a c-section, but by that point, I was more than ready for it.Read more...
Where's the daily mail generator? I've searched like mad but I can't find it, even in my comments.
Paging danf... You might have something interesting to contribute to this thread....!

03 March 2008

small request for help Sorry I've not been around much lately, but have been going through a rough patch. (yeah, I know, GYOFB)...

But, just need someone to say a therapeutic "there, there". And, bunnies are good for that. Read more...
Quick grammar poll: Are "bright young scholars" and "bright, young scholars" different in meaning? If not, is the second grammatically correct anyway?
There is a bird, or a nest of birds living in my dryer vent.Read more...
I Saw This About 20 Years Ago . . . at some animation festival and laughed my ass off.Read more...
Best kite spotted at yesterday's Zilker Park Kite Festival...
Gay sex: Is there a specific term forRead more...
the Grandbun's daddy is on the US Cole... AND it's on the news again. My daughter just called me, a little nervous.
Which journals or periodicals do you subscribe to? And do you actually read them?
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Tell me about the best vacation you've ever taken.
What the fucking fuck? US Soldiers throw live puppy off a cliff. Exactly what it sounds like. Disturbing video.
It is snowing like there is no tomorrow outside! Nobody is coming into the shop. I have the gas heater on, which smells funny but pumps out the heat.
Reznor releases brand new NIN album Completely by surprise, there's a brand new, 36 track, completely instrumental NIN album. Called "Ghosts" it's available in some rather nice formats.
LMAO (I'm such a child. also, spoilers) Okay, I found this at Digg, so many of you have probably already seen it, but if you haven't, take a look at the ebay photo inside, and see if you can figure out the puzzle. (poss. nsfw) Read more...

02 March 2008

Why should the devil have all the good music? RIP Larry Norman. You rocked, buddy.
My Forbidden Fruits. Or: "Why the farm bill should be taken out back and shot." (NY Times Op-Ed)
HEY, BUYERS: ALL ABOARD! Foreclosure Express buses customers through areas where houses can be had at a bargain price
Last night I confronted a fear. Read more...
Sunday three point status update I'm trying to write up minutes I took to a meeting that I'd never been briefed about.Read more...
Ouch. French Actress doubts 9/11, wins Oscar. I'm curious to know how this'll affect her career. I guess she's screwed.
So my grandmother died yesterday and I have to give someone a little snapshot Two years ago, at the age of 92, while visiting her older sister in Wisconsin, she faints and is hospitalized. They figure out that she is bleeding internally and so do major surgery, removing her spleen and colon. I'm sure there was a pool among the nurses on how long she would croak - on the table or how shortly afterwards. I'm standing in her ICU room the next morning and the nurse comes in and says "How do you feel, Vera?" And with closed eyes my grandmother says: "Normally with my hands."

That was my grandmother.

01 March 2008

GOATSE TV surpisingly, completely SFW
This post was deleted for the following reason: Messing around with the time-space continuum may seem like fun, but the long-term repercussions can be a nightmare. The last 80's era commodities run was Silver Thursday, and we all know hot that turned out, mmmkay?
cute boy singing and playing great song hey ma, look i wrote a perfect pop song!
Uncle out of hospital but entering nursing home.Read more...
It's snowing like crazy again, plus which I have yet another nasty cold. Seems like a good afternoon to replay my classical music show. Starting in just a sec and going on for about an hour and a half.
Tell me something about your dad... an incident which was positive, and showed the loving side of your father, and tell me something about his negative side (an incident which you loathed).

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Dickendall's Better Finnish - Dec 10 1991 - Feb 27 2008 Our beloved yellow lab was unable to fight off an infection that was a side effect of the chemo we started her on a week prior, so we decided to let her go to a peaceful and comfortable place.
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Happy birthday to muddgirl !!!
sexy glossy and free anyone want a hugeass laminated joan jett poster?
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