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by melsbells
Sat May 20, 4:41 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you related to any famous people?
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Are you related to any famous people?

Yeah,you're gonna have to elaborate on that. *waits, popcorn in hand* Your popcorn is probably stale by now. My grandfather was featured in a magazine for saving someone's life. He worked in a steel mill as a safety inspector. He insisted on a rip cord that was used shortly after it was installed t...
by melsbells
Thu May 11, 13:51 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: Clean Energy meets Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Clean Energy meets Artificial Intelligence

I voted for Gerbils, but only because I imagine they're running from hell fire babies.
by melsbells
Thu May 11, 13:43 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday melsbells!
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Happy birthday melsbells!

What wonderful presents! DarkOne, I spent more than 45 well spent seconds of my life on making pretty pictures out of Alice text before giving up on getting the big words where I wanted them. rowan, most of my bells are still in the U.S., and most of the ones I've been really attached to weren't eve...
by melsbells
Fri Apr 28, 12:16 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you related to any famous people?
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Are you related to any famous people?

Family lore says I am, but I don't believe it. Unless 10 minutes of fame counts, then my grandfather was famous.
by melsbells
Wed Apr 26, 14:59 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: When do you seek medical attention?
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: When do you seek medical attention?

octarineoboe wrote:oh melsbells. I can tell you are not in the US because none of these answers are "when i can afford it"
I'm sorry for leaving that out.
by melsbells
Tue Apr 25, 16:04 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: When do you seek medical attention?
Replies: 11
Views: 419

When do you seek medical attention?

I'm bad at this.
by melsbells
Tue Apr 25, 15:54 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: To help monk resist the spacebot takeover: misremembered/heard song lyrics
Replies: 1
Views: 306

To help monk resist the spacebot takeover: misremembered/heard song lyrics

Sometimes I mishear/remember lyrics, and they stick with me, even when I know they're wrong. Examples that come to mind follow. Safety Dance: You can dance if you want to. You can leave your pants behind. But if you wear pants and you refuse to dance Than you ain't no friend of mine. :pants: Teenage...
by melsbells
Tue Apr 25, 15:36 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: log in
Replies: 2
Views: 146

log in

Did everyone else know that it's possible to log in at the bottom of the main forum page? All this time I've been using the link at the top to go to the log in page. One less page to load :dance2:
by melsbells
Tue Apr 25, 15:31 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what was wrong with your ex-lover?
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: what was wrong with your ex-lover?

Nothing, but there was definitely something wrong with me. I used to think that we met too early. Now, I don't think about it.
by melsbells
Tue Apr 25, 15:25 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Bilingual Toddler
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Bilingual Toddler

When we eventually have kids I'd like to raise them bilingual (English and Bengali) but I'm not sure how feasible that's going to be since my husband isn't super at Bengali and I'm terrible. It was emphasized to me that it's important for emotional development that each parent speak in their own mo...
by melsbells
Sun Apr 23, 12:48 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Question
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Question

Feminists like explicit and enthusiastic consent. Feminists are also made up of all genders and age ranges of people (your question wasn't actually asking me, not being a child). I don't think children like corporeal punishment, even if they believe it's good for them when told. Note: The New Member...
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 15:33 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Bilingual Toddler
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Bilingual Toddler

A long while back, I wrote about how we were attempting to get our kid to be bilingual Somehow, I missed TheDarkOne's reply at that time (sorry, it is a really interesting read). Anyway, I thought it was worth an update. I still find this whole thing fascinating. I have also gotten a lot more positi...
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 14:18 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Saturn moon has "ingredients for life"
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Saturn moon has "ingredients for life"

I thought there was a non-carbon based life-form discovered on Earth a few years back. And after checking, nope, it was arsenic as opposed to phosphorous, still got the carbon.
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 14:14 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How long can you stay in your house?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: How long can you stay in your house?

Enigma wrote:I sold it.
Congatulations!

I think we're allowed to stay at least until the owner dies.
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 14:11 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Quicktakes
Replies: 25
Views: 1071

Re: Quicktakes

One of my classmates saw me today, said hello and introduced her husband (and that it was his 77th birthday today), to her husband she said that I speak terrible Finnish, right in front of me, as though I wouldn't understand.
by melsbells
Wed Apr 12, 5:19 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Pics of me as a woman
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Pics of me as a woman

How did you pick the dress? I like the color blocking and the way it fits through the hips. You do look classy. I interpreted this as guys making a joke of it, which is fine by me since I get that it probably comes from a place of insecurity ("I want to dress up, but I'm scared to, so I'll get ...
by melsbells
Thu Apr 6, 15:03 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!

Two years! Keep hanging on, I'm glad you're here. I was about to get you a mimosa (the plant, not the drink, but I suppose you could have both) when I was distracted by this cuteness. Image
by melsbells
Thu Apr 6, 14:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary tomokun!
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary tomokun!

Happy spacefemmiversary! You were a catalyst for me joining spacefem (a thread you started that I found really interesting, though I don't remember what). So have a groundhog and enjoy your day. https://s14-eu5.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.busybeaver.net%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fup...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 3, 12:40 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: A critique of Feminism worth reading
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: A critique of Feminism worth reading

oh gosh I didn't even notice that was posted in an existing thread. Eh, there were a couple of threads in a similar vein not long before I posted this. I think I was asking fairly inaccessible questions as well, but I'm not quite sure how to break down the question of how to make Feminism more inte...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 3, 12:30 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Immersive theatre
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Immersive theatre

This sounds really intriguing. I've heard of some immersive performances before, but I haven't experienced them in any way. I would fear that it would be quite difficult to be an audience member as well given the immersive and intense nature. In the ALSO article, although it really making me want to...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 13:27 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Lack of family work/life balance policies
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Lack of family work/life balance policies

Yet more evidence not to blame the world's ills on the older generation (the false hope that things will simply get better as people die off instead of doing something about it). I don't think I've ever cared more about parental leave than after I experienced it. All parents deserve proper leave. Bu...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 13:16 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: A critique of Feminism worth reading
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: A critique of Feminism worth reading

And now we have the follow-up, barely informed critique of Feminism that we've all heard before. And look, we're given to opportunity to be labeled as rational femnists as long as we reject a list of criteria. Then we can regain its validity as a movement (as opposed to, you know, stop ignoring the ...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 13:05 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 944

Re: Feminism outside the West

The original post is ignoring all of the feminist action that has emerged from outside the west. Female Genital Mutilation was first brought to 'Western' awareness by people within countries where it's practiced. One of the leading advocates has been Waris Dirie, from Somalia. Things that immediatel...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 12:20 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What do you want for your birthday?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: What do you want for your birthday?

A real break, or basically what Dark-One said, which is actually what I asked for. Me: I know we don't do birthday presents, but can I ask for a date this year? Spouse: You mean you'd like to go somewhere? Me: No, we don't actually have to do anything, but just do it together, and not with the kid. ...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 12:15 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you own galoshes?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: do you own galoshes?

My grandfather is the only person I have ever known to own galoshes.

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