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by DarkOne
Thu Jul 27, 20:21 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: bad reasons for having a baby
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: bad reasons for having a baby

To offset all these babies my conservative friends are having. I need to do something to help tip the scale. I miss having a full pony tail. So that I can park on that dumb "expecting mother" spot that's closer to the store entrance than even the handicapped spots. Because using all this b...
by DarkOne
Wed Jul 26, 21:51 2017
Forum: Feminist FAQ
Topic: Can you be a pro-life feminist?
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

Re: Can you be a pro-life feminist?

"...I have met a pro-life feminist who said that she was pro-life because ultimately, when humanity is liberated, there will be no accidental pregnancies. She's thinking more in an ideal world where everyone is educated, has access to contraception, there's no weird religious power games, etc.....
by DarkOne
Wed Jul 26, 7:14 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How to deal with opinionated toddlers (or babies or kids)
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: How to deal with opinionated toddlers (or babies or kids)

Not having read your post, but just the heading, my response was "wine." But after reading your post, I thought "wine." Juuust kidding. Mine had bouts of separation anxiety, but nothing that seemed out of the ordinary from everything I read. I don't recall either of them being as...
by DarkOne
Tue Jul 25, 5:43 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have dice with more than six sides?
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: do you have dice with more than six sides?

I do, in a wannabe kind of way.
by DarkOne
Tue Jul 25, 5:40 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Lab skills course
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Lab skills course

Yay for free-ish education. Hope you kick some lab ass. :D
by DarkOne
Wed Jul 19, 6:04 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday rowan!
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Happy birthday rowan!

Happy Birthday. Hope the cagey-ness ends well :P
Here: enjoy this aquatic vessel on your birthday week (but maybe find yourself some warm waters first).
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by DarkOne
Thu Jul 13, 4:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: where would you hide the evidence?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: where would you hide the evidence?

Do I want it gone? Feed it to the pigs or bury it in the woods.
Do I want it safe? Mail it to someone or bury it in the woods.
by DarkOne
Thu Jul 13, 3:55 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: uninvited house guests
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: uninvited house guests

I'm usually one for killing... but since my girls started naming the spiders in the house and then getting upset when they disappear, well, now they've crossed into the realm of 'welcome', haven't they? A lot of them seem to be named 'Lazlo'.
by DarkOne
Mon Jul 10, 9:50 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What was the weirdest food you've ever eaten?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: What was the weirdest food you've ever eaten?

Depends on the definition of weird, and of "food". Weirdest animals I've eaten are scorpion and silk worms (which take the cake for most disgusting experience I've had eating something). I don't consider either of those "food". I find most meat/gelatin loaves so loved in German c...
by DarkOne
Fri Jul 7, 13:49 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What was your first pet?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: What was your first pet?

I don't think my first pet was ever really my pet. It was an orange tabby named Bartolo. It was there for like a week. Then suddenly it wasn't. Maybe we were catsitting? I should really follow up on this with my mom...
by DarkOne
Fri Jul 7, 6:48 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Happiest Baby on the Block
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Happiest Baby on the Block

I don't remember doing much pre-emptive reading on the baby itself... Most of my reading happened after remedial googling for answers to specific questions and explanations to specific scenarios. Something I wished I'd been better prepared for was breastfeeding. I did ZERO prep for that and wished I...
by DarkOne
Thu Jul 6, 12:44 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have mice?
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: do you have mice?

Not that I'm aware of, but we've busted our cat a couple of times trying to bring in a shrew.
by DarkOne
Wed Jul 5, 11:38 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 1st spacefemmiversary Taurwen!
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Happy 1st spacefemmiversary Taurwen!

Late to the congrats party- as usual - but congrats on making it 1 year! Here -- waste some time desktop-bowling!
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by DarkOne
Wed Jul 5, 11:17 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Just Can't Let It Go
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Just Can't Let It Go

It took me a while to get used to having a kid... I'd go to the store and wander away from my shopping cart and forget I had a sleeping baby in it... I've gotten over that by now. But hot button topics... I don't think I get triggered anymore by any one topic enough that I feel the need to jump. I d...
by DarkOne
Wed Jul 5, 10:58 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: What is the optimal amount of art to have in your home?
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: What is the optimal amount of art to have in your home?

I'ma bit of a cultural expat living in the US, so most of my art revolves around Spanish/Caribbean culture. I have some walls almost fully covered, I have a few bare-ish walls. I have a few pieces of art that got away and I can't bring myself to put anything else in the spot I had picked out for the...
by DarkOne
Wed Jul 5, 10:44 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Muscle cramps
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Muscle cramps

Are you talking about cramps like a charley horse? If so, I've only had them occasionally (they type that makes you wake up screaming in pain in the middle of the night), and mostly in my calves, but if I felt the cramp coming on, I could prevent it by extending the calf as much as I could, pressing...
by DarkOne
Tue Jun 20, 8:23 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?

Can you ask her? Not customarily with new hires. Usually a spot is assigned ahead of time to set up computer/phone. Plus, the new hire wouldn't have enough background regarding cube-mate personalities or the benefits of a mentorship relationship, so she'd mostly have to go by whether she'd prefer t...
by DarkOne
Tue Jun 20, 7:54 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: New Here, Hi There
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: New Here, Hi There

Welcome, sisehtopyh! Which levels did you teach? Only chemistry or other science subjects as well? I'm not familiar with the pharmaceutical industry at all, but if/when you do want to "get back in the game", a freshly minted degree seems like one of the easier ways to break in if you don't...
by DarkOne
Tue Jun 20, 6:54 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what do you dislike about children?
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: what do you dislike about children?

They will zero in on whatever is inappropriate and latch on to it. They don't remember the stuff you're trying to teach them, but they will remember the word 'thong' for years and trot it out at the most inopportune moments. HA this goes on my list of things that crack me up about children - no fil...
by DarkOne
Mon Jun 19, 17:35 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?

Can you ask if she'd prefer a corner cubicle or one in the middle of other people? I would be inclined to go with spot 1, since that sounds like a better place to put any new employee given the mentoring personality of the cubicle mate. No. Her cubicle has to be set up with a computer and phone lin...
by DarkOne
Mon Jun 19, 12:43 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what do you dislike about children?
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: what do you dislike about children?

They don't respond to reason. Well, at least my reasoning. I also dislike inability to self-wipe butt.
by DarkOne
Mon Jun 19, 11:23 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?

Hypothetical "What would you do?" question of the day: Scenario: You are a the supervisor of a group of 7 men and 1 woman in a male dominated field (avg. 15% female). You have a new hire -- a woman -- and you have 2 possible locations for her (see diagram). * In spot 1, she would be sittin...
by DarkOne
Mon Jun 19, 5:00 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: how do you travel?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: how do you travel?

We're traveling with a 2 yo and a 4yo this week. A 2 hr flight connecting to a 4 hr flight. I broke down and got tablets and headphones, now I just need to load them with movies/games. I'm packing treats and stickers and crayons and notepads. I'm almost positive I'll be carrying on a (very compactab...
by DarkOne
Fri Jun 16, 12:59 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Quicktakes
Replies: 40
Views: 2796

Re: Quicktakes

by DarkOne
Thu Jun 15, 15:44 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 13th spacefemmiversary Nachos!
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Happy 13th spacefemmiversary Nachos!

Sorry it took me forever. Some original art for you: Happy 13!
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