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by melsbells
Mon Aug 21, 11:03 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Clock-Ticking
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Clock-Ticking

Welcome back, Lovern! Well, I see a lot of locked posts. I think all, or at least almost all the locked threads were just timed out, as opposed to getting out of hand and needing to be shut down. As far as how much time you have, when your biological relatives entered menopause is a better indicator...
by melsbells
Mon Aug 21, 6:22 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite thing that is green?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: what's your favorite thing that is green?

Dry peaty forests with moss and lichen cover. It's what I thought walking on a could would feel like before I learned what clouds were.
by melsbells
Mon Aug 21, 6:20 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have morals?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: do you have morals?

I can, I have and I will! But seriously folks, false morels are deathly poisonous. I do eat them, and they're delicious, but they need to be prepared properly to do so. One method of preparation has to do with boiling them multiple times and discarding the water, though people have even died from br...
by melsbells
Wed Aug 16, 6:14 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: How on earth do you keep track of your passwords???
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: How on earth do you keep track of your passwords???

Uugh, I locked myself out of my on-line U.S. bank account last week because I forgot my password. Just got set back up today. You've probably seen this xkcd, but it seems pertinent here. https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/password_strength.png This NPR article from a couple days ago seems to suggest that ...
by melsbells
Thu Aug 10, 14:28 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 29
Views: 799

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

^Sorry, I was reading your first post in this thread as in support of the OP, but with a more nuanced view.
by melsbells
Thu Aug 10, 14:25 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How long is your hair?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: How long is your hair?

Head hair: 5 cm (2 in) I cut off over 55 cm in the spring.
by melsbells
Thu Aug 10, 14:16 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: Higher Priority Feminism vs race.
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Higher Priority Feminism vs race.

1. I take it that feminisms on average don't, but the feminist circles I find myself in do, and maybe it's wishful thinking, but I think that's the type of feminism with the most growth of card-carrying members. 2. I've often gone down the armchair rabbit hole, wondering if I spent all my energy on ...
by melsbells
Thu Aug 10, 13:36 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 14th spacefemmiversary Eravial!
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Happy 14th spacefemmiversary Eravial!

Happy spacefemmiversary! I hope you enjoy this celebratory agar cake so you can chow down like laboratory bacteria.
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by melsbells
Thu Aug 10, 13:22 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 29
Views: 799

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

I had a similar first reaction as Nech, thinking that giving the environmental factors around oral sex, keeping semen vital for impregnation would be nearly impossible. Then I remembered about the use condoms or dental dams during oral sex (hey everyone, do this to protect yourself! they even make f...
by melsbells
Thu Aug 10, 12:54 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have morals?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: do you have morals?

^ I was getting ready to say something about having false ones:
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by melsbells
Tue Aug 8, 13:28 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Postpartum issues: things that can go wrong after
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Postpartum issues: things that can go wrong after

I feel so defeated when someone's pain isn't taken seriously. There are so many things I keep learning about pregnancy and delivery that I wish I had in my knowledge set earlier. Not life threatening, I just learned about diastasis recti or separation of the abdominal muscles, also thanks to NPR. Wh...
by melsbells
Tue Aug 8, 13:13 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Shitty Air Quality

I'm sorry, Bork. When I lived closer to the eastern border, I could see the smoke and smell the forest fires in Russia, but conditions were never what you're experiencing. I hope your lungs get relief soon.
by melsbells
Fri Aug 4, 11:32 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 3rd spacefemmiversary melsbells!
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Happy 3rd spacefemmiversary melsbells!

Thanks everyone! I'm glad I joined spacefem. I think I need a bigger yard to fit my happy place.
by melsbells
Fri Aug 4, 11:23 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Nech!
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Happy birthday Nech!

Happy birthday! I thought I'd get to you some laughter, but couldn't figure out how laughter was made. Will Santino seems to know: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/5c4656_557176d830769e4bfad08b346111806d.jpg/v1/fill/w_375,h_471,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/5c4656_557176d830769e4bfad08b346111806d.w...
by melsbells
Fri Aug 4, 10:43 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday octarineoboe!
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Happy birthday octarineoboe!

Happy belated birthday! I got you this really great song. It comes with an oboe solo.
by melsbells
Sat Jul 29, 9:17 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Which ocean are you closest to?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Which ocean are you closest to?

I had to look at a map to answer this question. It's a close call, but I'm closest to the Arctic Ocean.
by melsbells
Thu Jul 27, 14:49 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: bad reasons for having a baby
Replies: 8
Views: 401

bad reasons for having a baby

Okay, let's get this clear from the start. This thread is not about your sister's reasons, your neighbor's reasons, or your neighbor's sister's wife's lover's reasons. Only post ones that you have considered through your very own head. You may have acted on them or not. Being a bad reason for you do...
by melsbells
Thu Jul 27, 14:07 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How to deal with opinionated toddlers (or babies or kids)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

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

Discipline in the form of belts, switches, rulers, and hands aren't going to help a situation that is ultimately an annoying developmental phase. I don't see them helping any situation unless the anticipated outcome is child protective services taking the kid away. I could see how someone might sugg...
by melsbells
Thu Jul 27, 13:58 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 29
Views: 799

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

I can't decide if 'Reductio ad ridiculum' or 'modus podus' makes me laugh more
by melsbells
Thu Jul 27, 13:41 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have dice with more than six sides?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

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

Not really a story: My most recent example is probably my most common example. We used to "ask The Great Potato" (flip a coin) to decide which movie to watch from a list. But this only worked if we limited the list to the power of two. We've tried using cards, but the mechanics are clunky. Having ex...
by melsbells
Thu Jul 27, 13:27 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 13th spacefemmiversary Storage and Disposal!
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Happy 13th spacefemmiversary Storage and Disposal!

Happy spacefemmiversary, Storage! If I could, I would give you a squirrel's hoard and maybe a hoard of squirrels.
by melsbells
Wed Jul 26, 15:00 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How to deal with opinionated toddlers (or babies or kids)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

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

I have a demanding toddler. Sometimes I'm told to use more positive adjectives, like resilient instead of stubborn and maybe that will make me feel better about the situation. We have a similar dynamic that the kid doesn't have separation anxiety (there's no problem when I leave for work or class) b...
by melsbells
Fri Jul 21, 14:09 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Back to School!
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Back to School!

Best of luck in your courses. Did you end up with anything intriguing?
by melsbells
Fri Jul 21, 13:19 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have dice with more than six sides?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

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

Yes, and they are so useful beyond games. Dice are a major decision making tool in this household.
by melsbells
Fri Jul 21, 13:18 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Where will you be in five years?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Where will you be in five years?

Sometimes I dream about moving back to the United States. But unless one of the things that hasn't happened in the last six years preventing that happens, I don't see it happening. More realistic but still dreaming, I expect to be living on some acreage with sheep.