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by melsbells
Wed Sep 20, 6:08 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: I can't find the FAQ
Replies: 9
Views: 58

Re: I can't find the FAQ

I think I may have been reading the wiki while MFS was usefulling content.
by melsbells
Tue Sep 19, 5:05 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: gender recognition
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: gender recognition

MOD NOTE: This thread was split into this thread . I wanted to pull the resources responding to the question in the OP that were in posts split into the other thread. Mels, I know Cordelia Fine's books on gender and neuroscience address little kids and the infleunces they receive at certain points. ...
by melsbells
Sun Sep 17, 13:39 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: I can't find the FAQ
Replies: 9
Views: 58

I can't find the FAQ

There's a link that says FAQ, where the FAQ used to be, but that's just about how forums work, not our FAQ.
by melsbells
Fri Sep 15, 14:57 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's under your bed?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: What's under your bed?

The floor. Certainly dog hair, that stuff gets everywhere.
by melsbells
Fri Sep 15, 12:58 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: It might be time for a baby.
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: It might be time for a baby.

I also know a single mother who used a sperm bank. Her life was stable and she had lots of family support. She didn't see the point in waiting for a relationship before having a kid. To get an idea if your life is stable enough to bring a child into it, you could compare the minimum requirements for...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 12, 16:33 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What is your favorite pair of shoes?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: What is your favorite pair of shoes?

I had a pair of Doc Martins that I found with my brother that were magically my size and 75% off. I had them for years, years! almost a decade. They've been gone about as long as I had them, and I suspect I wouldn't like them as much any more. So top runner was hemp sneakers with tire tread soles ma...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 12, 15:45 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

Re: gender recognition

It took me a few days to get through the NIH article that Sonic recommended . It's not actually that long, I just didn't have enough time available to read it all in one go. There were a lot of interesting things in there, that I hope I don't botch as I try to relate them back. The first thing that ...
by melsbells
Sun Sep 10, 15:38 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How well would you survive in the wilderness?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: How well would you survive in the wilderness?

I like foraging and do it fairly often, but I'm not very confident to do it without someone I trust with a larger knowledge set. I still mistake non-crunchy mushrooms for crunchy and that's a key identification step. I assume that Canadian foraging opportunities are similar to Finland's, and I don't...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 5, 13:07 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: how is your income?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: how is your income?

Congratulations, Nech. Hooray for full-time stable work! Our income is below U.S. poverty level, but that information alone is misleading. It's not that bad in our situation. We don't have debt and still have savings. Additionally, the health care system where we live is such that even if we have to...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 5, 8:04 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 15
Views: 74

Re: gender recognition

Thanks everyone for the support and the direction. If [...]you don't just say yes, then that's straight up lunacy There are models on development that suggest giving categorical answers to questions. But there are ways to do that without being prescriptive. One way is asking what a kid thinks, which...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 5, 6:51 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Can you knit?
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Can you knit?

Yes. It was about five years later that I figured out how to purl, and now I just want to learn everything possible. I'm currently working on double knitting.
by melsbells
Tue Sep 5, 6:22 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday MFS!
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Happy birthday MFS!

Happy birthday MFS! I think having your birthday almost be your spacefemiversary, must be like kids in predominately Christian countries born near Christmas. Twice the gifts? I got you a bed tent and a tent bed. http://static.dudeiwantthat.com/img/household/furniture/resize(160%2c133)/ddasumi-bed-te...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 5, 5:54 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 14th spacefemmiversary Bork!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Happy 14th spacefemmiversary Bork!

Happy 14th! I would like you to have this new closest polar bear that I saw in August. This one isn't nearly as big, but it's definitely snuggly.
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by melsbells
Tue Sep 5, 5:39 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary MFS!
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary MFS!

Happy 15th! At work lately, they've been playing that song by she-who-must-not-be-named, which makes me think of you. I'm not even sure how I know about that (maybe the wiki). One of the strange things about this to me is that this song is played in the same rotation.
by melsbells
Wed Aug 30, 15:54 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Nachos!
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Happy birthday Nachos!

Happy birthday, Nachos! I thought you might like this tapestry.
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by melsbells
Wed Aug 30, 15:23 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Tweek!
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Tweek!

Happy spacefemmiversary! Have a groovy bird!
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by melsbells
Tue Aug 29, 13:39 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: gender recognition
Replies: 3
Views: 79

gender recognition

A couple weeks ago, my three year old asked, "Am I a boy?" So we had a short chat about what he thought and how he felt. He thinks he's a boy, so he's a boy. What makes me less than comfortable with this revelation was that it was really obvious this idea about himself came from outside himself, wha...
by melsbells
Tue Aug 29, 13:15 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What needs to be made smaller?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: What needs to be made smaller?

The amount that I cared about whether or not my initial reaction answers could be made smaller while being grammatically correct.
by melsbells
Tue Aug 29, 13:13 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you have split ends?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Do you have split ends?

^I read that earlier and thought you were referencing some sort of head wound. Jokes can be just as funny with delayed catching.

Doesn't everyone have split ends?
by melsbells
Tue Aug 29, 13:10 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 256
Views: 83019

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

I last watched "Manderlay" which was a sequel to "Dogville" though it stands on its own. I'm having a hard time unpacking and dealing with this movie. That's generally a good sign, but I'm wondering if it handled its subject (plantation slavery in the U.S. 70 years after emancipation) well enough to...
by melsbells
Thu Aug 24, 15:05 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary spacefem!
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary spacefem!

Thanks for keeping us around.
by melsbells
Mon Aug 21, 11:03 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Clock-Ticking
Replies: 6
Views: 550

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: 4
Views: 240

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: 382

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: 11
Views: 923

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 ...