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by Sonic#
Tue Oct 16, 7:23 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: When's the last time you went to the doctor?
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: When's the last time you went to the doctor?

A year and a half ago. I've avoided going since because (first) I was grossly overcharged for a routine procedure. They charged me one thing, and then upgraded the entry *three* times to charge me at least a hundred more each time. All in all, I paid several hundred dollars out-of-pocket to biopsy a...
by Sonic#
Fri Oct 12, 8:32 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Tit for Tat.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Tit for Tat.

Isn't "the control of pleasure" about both sex and control? Isn't control a kind of power? Isn't that more than a side effect? I hear you disavowing power as a part of sex, but we're also talking about rape and sexual assault, not merely sexual fantasies or rough consensual sex. Power - being the ad...
by Sonic#
Fri Oct 12, 8:17 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Would you rather be hot or cold?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Would you rather be hot or cold?

I have been told I radiate a lot of heat. I usually don't get the benefit of feeling this for myself - I tend to get cold hands. So I prefer to be moderately hot in indoor environments. That said, where I live the heat usually comes with very high humidity. Humidity where sweating brings no relief, ...
by Sonic#
Fri Oct 12, 8:13 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What would you name your yacht?
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: What would you name your yacht?

Hubert the Yacht of Hubris.
by Sonic#
Tue Oct 9, 12:12 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Tit for Tat.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Tit for Tat.

Two thoughts: First, I agree with you that women and men both have reasons to worry about public safety. I don't think those memes assume that men don't have to worry at all. Instead, I would pin the argument down as one of two items: 1. Women have to develop strategies specific to sexual assault an...
by Sonic#
Tue Oct 9, 11:27 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Sonic#!
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Happy birthday Sonic#!

Thanks! I had a mild case of food poisoning, so most of my day was spent recovering. I did have a bit of cake at the end though!
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 28, 11:56 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you making car payments?
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Are you making car payments?

No. My car is old. I'm riding out the lack of car payment as long as I can.
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 28, 11:56 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what rivers have you seen?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: what rivers have you seen?

Lots.

I was most excited to see the Thames. The Mississippi river is the longest I've seen in person.

"What rivers have you smelled?" would be a better question. I've witnessed some stinky, stinky rivers.
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 28, 11:53 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How important is school?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: How important is school?

So I started thinking about what makes a good school. In high school I went to a ‘good’ school and remember thinking it was just a bunch of already privileged students whose outcomes were not really based on what teachers did or didn’t do. Ding ding ding! This is something that has come up recurren...
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 21, 9:49 2018
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which of these should I be most stressed about?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Which of these should I be most stressed about?

Thanks. Most of my week has been good, but Wednesday had so many weird events, and in addition to that there's the constant undercurrent of tension that came out as I was making the poll.
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 21, 9:47 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you good at table tennis?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Are you good at table tennis?

^ Same here! I always have fun, but I'm not good.
by Sonic#
Wed Sep 19, 12:57 2018
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which of these should I be most stressed about?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Which of these should I be most stressed about?

All of these have happened to me today.
by Sonic#
Wed Sep 19, 12:51 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Does your hammer owe you money?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Does your hammer owe you money?

Nah. My hammer and I are even. I pay it back in compliments, like "You hit the nail on the head" and "I look forward to Hammer Time."
by Sonic#
Tue Sep 18, 12:20 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Sad mouth
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Sad mouth

Shit, I'm sorry you're going through that. Tooth pain is the worst, and the systemic problems that come with getting dental insurance also suck. And even though I regularly brush I'm bracing myself for eventually needing more work because I've been terrible about actually going to the dentist. :( On...
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 14, 12:16 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What would your mascot be?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: What would your mascot be?

The Sonic Books!
by Sonic#
Wed Sep 12, 8:45 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Have you hired anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Have you hired anyone?

Yes. I've served on hiring committees for professional jobs and been responsible for hiring student workers.
by Sonic#
Mon Sep 10, 12:17 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Things are No Bueno
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Things are No Bueno

I hear you and cosign what rowan says. (Hope it gets better - jobs like that suck - could a therapist help?) I'll just add that I've been experiencing the softball team problem with a gaming group of mine. I'm now an hour drive away and far busier, so biweekly gaming is a stretch with this group. Me...
by Sonic#
Mon Sep 10, 12:11 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have a hammer?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: do you have a hammer?

Yes. Lots of hammers. I use them to get things hammered.
by Sonic#
Thu Sep 6, 15:08 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Who owes you money?
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Who owes you money?

George owes me $25 for the Dreamcast I sold him, and his brother still owes me money for the games he borrowed and then lost. Not. Cool.
by Sonic#
Thu Sep 6, 15:07 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Taya Kyle
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Taya Kyle

I've been thinking of this issue in terms of the scale of response in relation to how someone is actually affected. So if I'm setting out with that as a pattern: 1. Response : Colin Kaepernick at first sits and then kneels during the national anthem in protest of specific harms. How is someone affec...
by Sonic#
Thu Sep 6, 14:47 2018
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hiiiii.
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Hiiiii.

Yes! I knew how to pronounce your name correctly. I studied a fair bit of Ancient Greece, and it's finally paying off.

Anyway, welcome! The past few weeks have been *busy*, but I do get around to posting. :D
by Sonic#
Tue Aug 28, 5:16 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what do you add to your coffee?
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: what do you add to your coffee?

Water.
by Sonic#
Thu Aug 23, 13:17 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What have you taught someone else to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: What have you taught someone else to do?

A noncomprehensive list:

Write
Read
Appreciate how literature connects to our world
Bowl
Fence
Keep a schedule
Build a computer
Be a decent human being