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by octarineoboe
Tue Jan 17, 17:55 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 126
Views: 40847

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: 201

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: 116

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: 259

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: 211
Views: 69580

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: 289

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: 6
Views: 2254

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: 13
Views: 680

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: 1408

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: 1697

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: 2225

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: 1714

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: 671

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: 341

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: 1851

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: 1971

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: 34
Views: 5555

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: 3456

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: 725

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: 2688

Re: Nametags

I could live with that.
by octarineoboe
Mon Oct 31, 14:54 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Nametags
Replies: 11
Views: 2688

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.
by octarineoboe
Fri Oct 21, 8:11 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: My alternatives for "Picking up the check"
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: My alternatives for "Picking up the check"

Oh yeah, I definitely think in most cases it's a misreading of the relationship rather than a default assumption that the man pays. It's still really interesting to me though! Like last weekend, I went out in a group of two men and two women (including me); one man and woman were dating but the othe...
by octarineoboe
Thu Oct 20, 17:41 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: My alternatives for "Picking up the check"
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: My alternatives for "Picking up the check"

^ I'm a big fan of the person-who-initiated-pays, at least at first; it also allows someone to choose a place based on their budget if that's a consideration. Sonic, I have a LOT of observations about when I'm assumed to be sharing a check with my male companion and when I'm not. Social convention b...
by octarineoboe
Thu Oct 20, 14:20 2016
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Paaaaaants.
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: Paaaaaants.

Also, I may have 'forgotten' to dress him in his Cleveland Indians logo onesie before he grew out of it. But come on, he needs it now, IT'S WORLD SERIES TIME!!!!!! Probably a good choice though. My parents got me an Indians shirt and hat for my birthday and ...yeah, I had to send those back :/ Okay...
by octarineoboe
Thu Oct 20, 14:15 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: How people talk about late-term abortion
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: How people talk about late-term abortion

Taurwen, I strongly disagree that it's not worth talking about. We've seen such a huge increase in abortion restrictions since 2010 that it is absolutely relevant, especially with a SCOTUS vacancy (which is a whole other thing I could rant about but I won't for now). If we want abortion to remain le...

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