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by octarineoboe
Sun Feb 19, 20:02 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How comfortable do you feel asking about someone's race?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: How comfortable do you feel asking about someone's race?

^ we had something like that in my last job, too - for job applicants we were supposed to fill in their race but not actually ask about it. The point was I guess to assess whether we were attracting diverse applicants but it didn't feel useful because we had so little actual data.
by octarineoboe
Wed Feb 15, 12:07 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL

Sonic# wrote:^ I've used "tukhus," but deferred to the spelling on Wikipedia because I can't recall seeing it written. My first impulse was "tookus" or "tuchus."
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I would go with "tuchus"
by octarineoboe
Sun Feb 12, 22:24 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Not really sure how to ask this tactfully...
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Not really sure how to ask this tactfully...

similar to rowan, I am not trans but do have at least one close friend who is. But, if you're worried about tact, might I suggest that you include why you're asking? Right now it kinda looks like you're just randomly looking for trans people, which seems odd.
by octarineoboe
Sat Feb 11, 20:52 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you a good dancer?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Are you a good dancer?

I am a pretty competent swing dancer! I have been doing it less lately than i would like though. I should go more often.
by octarineoboe
Tue Jan 17, 17:55 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 135
Views: 42063

Re: what are you reading?

I recently finished Station Eleven, which was wonderful but also terrifying, and now I'm reading Code Name Verity, which is great so far and also terrifying, but in a different way.
by octarineoboe
Fri Jan 13, 19:23 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Yuck Yuck Yuck
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Yuck Yuck Yuck

wow, Sonic, that's a new one. On the other hand that's something I might actually say yes to if someone really had the cash on the spot to give me.
by octarineoboe
Wed Jan 4, 18:40 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Eravial!
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Happy birthday Eravial!

Happy early birthday!
by octarineoboe
Mon Dec 26, 10:29 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you wash your car?
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Do you wash your car?

not personally, but i drive it through a carwash sometimes. When I remember. I should probably do it soon, it's all salty and cruddy and we seem to be having a warm spell today.
by octarineoboe
Mon Dec 26, 10:27 2016
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 215
Views: 71029

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

I saw Rogue One yesterday. I enjoyed it but didn't love it, I liked The Force Awakens better. I did think the music was very well done though, hinting at the major Star Wars themes but not using them fully until toward the end of the movie.
by octarineoboe
Sat Dec 24, 14:18 2016
Forum: Polls
Topic: _______ Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: _______ Christmas

I don't celebrate Christmas, and therefore am ALL FOR the war on it in public life. But I hope everyone who does celebrate has a (private) merry christmas!
by octarineoboe
Mon Dec 19, 20:31 2016
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you believe in magic?
Replies: 9
Views: 2544

Re: Do you believe in magic?

excuse me, where is the "there is magic in my pants" answer?
by octarineoboe
Mon Dec 19, 20:30 2016
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Terrorist attack in Berlin
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Terrorist attack in Berlin

I'm glad you and those you love are OK. I don't know what's going on or why anymore. I feel like we're living in fear, and that means the terrorists have won. I wish there was something more I could do or say, but I've been feeling pretty hopeless since the US election. This just deepens that feeling.
by octarineoboe
Thu Dec 15, 19:44 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: What clubs were you a member of in High School?
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Re: What clubs were you a member of in High School?

Marching band is more of a cult than a club. ;) Can confirm this is 100% true. But...the good kind of cult? If that's a thing? I wasn't really in many school-centered clubs, because i was in the aforementioned Marching Band cult and several music groups that weren't run by the school and that took ...
by octarineoboe
Fri Dec 9, 22:16 2016
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Feathery dinosaur tail found
Replies: 7
Views: 1814

Re: Feathery dinosaur tail found

I have no coherent response to this yet, I'm still going "this is SO COOL! They thought dinosaurs had feathers and now we CAN SEE THEM! BIRDS ARE DINOSAURS! WHAAAAT!"
by octarineoboe
Wed Dec 7, 19:28 2016
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: LinkedIn
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: LinkedIn

I have an account but I basically never use it. However I did use it to track down the name of someone for addressing a cover letter (I heard about the job through a staffing agency and I was trying to address it to the person I'd actually be working with) and he noticed and remembered that I looked...
by octarineoboe
Mon Dec 5, 19:19 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Do feminists have to be liberals?
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: What is a "feminist"?

First, I'm going to caution that this is pretty specific to the US context, and we have many non-US members here. A mod might want to split this question off from the FAQ. But, to the substance of your question - I think you should ask yourself why most people who identify as feminists also vote Dem...
by octarineoboe
Sat Dec 3, 8:41 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: mi introducción
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: mi introducción

Hi rinn!

Sonic and Rowan are making me hungry ...as I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to make for breakfast in someone else's kitchen. (We're dog sitting for my partner's mom.) I had just about settled on an omelet but now I want pancakes. I don't think I have pancake ingredients here. :(
by octarineoboe
Tue Nov 29, 8:26 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Who are/were your mentors?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Who are/were your mentors?

I'm sorry for your loss.

I don't really have any one particular mentor. My high school oboe teacher comes to mind as an older person who was important to me, both for music and life.
by octarineoboe
Thu Nov 24, 10:47 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving America
Replies: 11
Views: 1884

Re: Happy Thanksgiving America

I'm at the airport, on my way to celebrate with lots of family. We will also be celebrating my grandpa's 90th birthday this year.
by octarineoboe
Wed Nov 16, 18:40 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Have you ever failed a class?
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Have you ever failed a class?

math meant me no harm. Maybe not in general, but everything means me harm at 7am. (I had math class first period every single year in high school, which meant 7:20am. Math was never going to be my favorite subject but the timing definitely helped cement it as least favorite.) To spacebot's question...
by octarineoboe
Wed Nov 16, 18:36 2016
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: What are you binge watching right now?
Replies: 36
Views: 6034

Re: What are you binge watching right now?

My partner and I have started watching Jane the Virgin. It's funny because at first he was like "eh, maybe you should watch it without me" and then another two or three episodes and now he's super-into it.
by octarineoboe
Wed Nov 9, 10:35 2016
Forum: Polls
Topic: How are you feeling?
Replies: 14
Views: 3594

Re: How are you feeling?

Several kinds of terrible basically.

Determined to do something but not ready to do it yet.
by octarineoboe
Sat Nov 5, 11:14 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: what performances have you attended lately?
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: what performances have you attended lately?

I saw Jay-Z and Beyonce's GOTV concert last night!
by octarineoboe
Thu Nov 3, 18:16 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Nametags
Replies: 11
Views: 2712

Re: Nametags

I could live with that.
by octarineoboe
Mon Oct 31, 14:54 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Nametags
Replies: 11
Views: 2712

Re: Nametags

Hmm, I see the complaints about normal name tags but I'm not in favor of headbands, do you think my hair did this on its own and will just stay there? Because if you do think that, you are wrong.

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