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by melsbells
Wed Apr 18, 12:27 2018
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Motherhood and Career Derailment
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Motherhood and Career Derailment

I've yet to have a career, but there was certainly derailment of current projects when we had our unintended kid. We had been living on a patch of forest and in the process of converting it to still forest but a more live-able long term situation. We even had delusions that we would be able to stay ...
by melsbells
Wed Apr 18, 12:03 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you like bowling?
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Re: Do you like bowling?

I've seen a couple bowling alleys around, or at least what I thought were bowling alleys but haven't been to one. I asked spouse about this and he's unaware of any differences.
by melsbells
Mon Apr 16, 9:44 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you like bowling?
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Re: Do you like bowling?

Yes and I've always been terrible. It's one of those things I don't mind being bad at and still doing. I haven't bowled since my (grandmother's) bowling ball somehow got given to my brother's wife. But I certainly wouldn't have brought it overseas with me anyway.
by melsbells
Mon Apr 16, 9:38 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Unplanned, polyamorous pregnancy situation
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Unplanned, polyamorous pregnancy situation

Welcome back Nedra! I hope you're not feeling pressured to act one way or another in this situation. Certainly co-parenting among three people can be done. It happens frequently enough among divorced parents. Though a friend, I've met some kids who were raised in community, and at least one of those...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 9, 13:20 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Knee
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Knee

I'm so sorry Bork. Knees ARE the worst. Would a tennis ball on the bottom of the pole help, or is it more of a height problem?
by melsbells
Mon Apr 9, 13:16 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: posting pictures of kids and privacy
Replies: 5
Views: 169

posting pictures of kids and privacy

It's been well over a year since I read it, but I'm still thinking about this old NPR article on regard for children's privacy when posting pictures online . Basically parents claimed that they weren't overstepping boundaries with what they posted on-line, but their kids felt differently and that so...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 9, 9:34 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: How much time does it take you to get dressed?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: How much time does it take you to get dressed?

Usually, moments, but today was my first day at a position where I had little idea of what the work entailed and no notification of a dress code. Eventually, I learned that jeans is appropriate work attire in Finland in pretty much all circumstances one isn't expected to wear a suit.
by melsbells
Mon Apr 9, 9:30 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 3rd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Happy 3rd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!

Only 3 years? I keep thinking that you joined about a month after I did. Thanks for being here. I thought about getting you a mummified wall cat, but decided against it in favor of a witch bottle for your protection. I hope you're here for many years to come. https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/se...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 9, 9:25 2018
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Job Decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: Job Decisions

Best of luck, Bork! I hope you find the new job to be rewarding and a good fit.
by melsbells
Sun Mar 25, 12:26 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday DarkOne!
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Happy birthday DarkOne!

I know I'm super late, but I think you're super great and I would be sad to miss out on giving you some lichen.
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Reindeer find this to be particularly tasty.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 23, 13:43 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: How lazy are you?
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: How lazy are you?

Crippling despair isn't the same as lazy. But other people don't necessarily care.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 23, 13:30 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what countries have you visited?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: what countries have you visited?

Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, US (couldn't visit until I stopped living there), Germany, France, Russia, Denmark, Portugal, Spain

I never expected to have been so many places, but it doesn't feel much different than traveling between States in the U.S.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 23, 13:24 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What was your longest vacation?
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: What was your longest vacation?

I recently went back to the U.S. for almost 6 weeks. It did not feel like a vacation.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 23, 13:22 2018
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 185
Views: 61644

Re: what are you reading?

I'm envious of your kid. I've got my hands on the first two Tiffany Aching books about this time last year. Libraries do better at sharing where we moved to, so I'm hoping I can find more Pratchett in English.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 23, 12:58 2018
Forum: Polls
Topic: What is your favorite sentence that exemplifies a weird language feature?
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: What is your favorite sentence that exemplifies a weird language feature?

I voted for comprehensible nonsense because Bertrand Russell!, but buffalo was close because spouse and I have practiced a similar conversation in case any friends/relations/acquaintances ask us to speak Finnish.
by melsbells
Sun Mar 11, 12:27 2018
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Professional photos of you online
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Professional photos of you online

I don't have a problem with photos of me out there, but I was denied a job once because of something I wrote about racism five years prior that was published in a small print newsletter. The newsletter decided to try keeping online archives for a short period and my piece fell in that time frame. Th...
by melsbells
Sun Mar 11, 12:14 2018
Forum: Polls
Topic: What's your favorite mexican meat/main ingrediant? (multiple choice)
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: What's your favorite mexican meat/main ingrediant? (multiple choice)

I've never tried huitlacoche, but I accidentally grew it. At the time I was misinformed about what it was so got rid of all the infected corn before getting to eat the deliciousness.
by melsbells
Sun Mar 11, 12:07 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Picking up my cat's ashes from the vet on Tuesday
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Picking up my cat's ashes from the vet on Tuesday

I'm sorry Neko. I hope having the ashes helps.
by melsbells
Sat Mar 10, 11:59 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What do you like on your nachos?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: What do you like on your nachos?

happiness and sunshine
by melsbells
Tue Mar 6, 14:31 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Dogs.
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Dogs.

That puppy looks so much like my dog when she was an actual puppy. At 8 years old, she has stayed very energetic but lost her eye spots somewhere along the way. I've done a couple of the agility obstacles with my dog (tunnel and jumps). "Jump" ended up being a more useful command than I anticipated ...
by melsbells
Tue Mar 6, 13:58 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Book recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1015

Re: Book recommendation

I don't have any recommendations to add, but I wouldn't give "Feminism is for Everybody" to a bunch of conservative white Christian women. I think the chapter on religion could cause them to turn on the rest of the book.
by melsbells
Thu Mar 1, 3:22 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what kind of vacuum cleaner do you have?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: what kind of vacuum cleaner do you have?

^There are some places around the house that look like covered outlets. When I walked around trying to count them just now, I found 5. When you open up the cover, it switches on and starts the suction. A tube is plugged into the socket and they all collect in the same place in the basement. There's ...
by melsbells
Wed Feb 28, 13:32 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what kind of vacuum cleaner do you have?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: what kind of vacuum cleaner do you have?

Tweek wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 12:46 2018
A 'Henry' he is red :)
I used to pass those on walks when I lived in a city! Well, a store that had them in the window.

The place we moved to has a central vacuuming system which freaks me out a bit. But not as much as the old flue vacuum that sparks when we use it.
by melsbells
Sun Feb 25, 14:20 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: The female price of male pleasure
Replies: 69
Views: 3478

Re: The female price of male pleasure

I went back and reread the article linked to in the original post and the Grace story because I don't really follow how we got here. I initially didn't read the article as addressing the Grace story, but instead using it as an illustration of different perceptions of the same event and how that rela...
by melsbells
Fri Feb 23, 14:58 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Hey so that was terrifying
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Hey so that was terrifying

I don't understand the culture that makes it so that I've known multiple people who were hit by cars as pedestrians with the right of way, in a cross walk, at a red light. Here people tease me for being overly cautious about crossing streets, and I have yet to stop being amazing by the cars that sto...