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by melsbells
Thu Jan 18, 15:01 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Does anyone wonder?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Does anyone wonder?

I have someone I wonder about a lot: a kid I was tutoring in math and reading. For his protection, the program forbade me to contact him after our professional relationship ended. If he's alive, he's an adult now. Maybe I think about him because I fear I was one more person who came into his life on...
by melsbells
Wed Jan 17, 15:51 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: TOO MANY TIMES. TIME TO SHOUT IT.
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: TOO MANY TIMES. TIME TO SHOUT IT.

If I ever shouted, I'm whispering now. Maybe I've been successfully silenced. I ran out of routes to follow. Who is it that wants me to stand up and shout when they wouldn't even lend me their whispers when we had a case? And it's not their fault, but it's not mine either if I can't shout.
by melsbells
Wed Jan 17, 15:24 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: A Question, but sort of a rant: My New Thoughts of Being Apolitical
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: A Question, but sort of a rant: My New Thoughts of Being Apolitical

I think it's tricky to balance keeping yourself safe and speaking out where you can. On top of that, lots of scientific studies have shown that people who's brains are still developing fairly quickly (people your age) are still not very good at risk assessment. Try to be honest about what your fears...
by melsbells
Wed Jan 17, 15:02 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: What is your opinion?
Replies: 16
Views: 182

Re: MGTOW: What is your opinion?

I don't have room in my lifeboat.
by melsbells
Wed Jan 17, 11:12 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Is your signature legible?
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: Is your signature legible?

Are signatures supposed to be legible? I just try to go for consistency.
by melsbells
Wed Jan 10, 3:19 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: Rodent flavors
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: MGTOW: Rodent flavors

If gerbils are not available in my location, can I substitute wild lemmings? If so, what can I do to control their diet based flavor?
by melsbells
Sun Jan 7, 3:49 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims

Who is your audience for this piece? It isn't fresh in my mind, so I would have to go back for more specifics. There were a few typos, but what I remember still is writing "Chapel" instead of "Chapelle" and that example also seems like a strange (read: not actually a) contrast. Is there a reason you...
by melsbells
Thu Jan 4, 13:08 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Job
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Job

I'm sorry Bork. I suppose, since it's contract work, you can look forward to the end of contract.
by melsbells
Thu Jan 4, 13:05 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: I like ice cream
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: MGTOW: I like ice cream

I recently listened to spouse explain to his mother that getting poison ivy (which does grow in Ohio) is a lot worse than getting stung by nettles. She was all, "why is this such a big deal? Go take a sauna and you'll feel fine. If not it'll still go away in a day." Nope, because nettles = very usef...
by melsbells
Thu Jan 4, 1:43 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Happy Heatless New Year!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

We were able to fix it yesterday evening! I have once again secured my status as "engineer" around spouse's family, which seems a bit unfair. Spouse did all the real figuring out. I couldn't even read the manual. I just have small fingers and could get the wires crimped correctly. Did I missremember...
by melsbells
Tue Jan 2, 12:56 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Happy Heatless New Year!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Happy Heatless New Year!

Plotthickens wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 17:50 2017
Perkele! Sisu. You can make it through.
Plot, careful where you throw "sisu" around. It's a dog whistle to white nationalists.

The electric backup kicked on today! It's certainly chillier than usual indoors, but the outside temperature has conveniently stayed up around freezing for us.
by melsbells
Sun Dec 31, 16:53 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: Feminism Vs Transgenders
Replies: 26
Views: 260

Re: MGTOW: Feminism Vs Transgenders

There's no reason why trans people should have to put up with gender dysphoria in the present and immediate future for the sake of their theoretical, far off, radical feminist utopia where gender is no more. This is the idea that will always get someone out of the TERF line of thought if starting f...
by melsbells
Sun Dec 31, 16:19 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Happy Heatless New Year!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Happy Heatless New Year!

Our furnace broke tonight. More accurately, two wires got pulled out of a 20 cent piece of crimped plastic which are necessary for the heat sensor to register and the furnace can't work without it. Tomorrow is a holiday, and Finland has this thing that I normally appreciate where people don't work o...
by melsbells
Sun Dec 31, 15:58 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: What games have you played lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: What games have you played lately?

We've been playing dominoes recently, Chicken Foot and Mexican Train. I prefer Chicken Foot because there more of a chance for the game to swing.
by melsbells
Sun Dec 31, 15:53 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: I spose its time to say gday again :)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: I spose its time to say gday again :)

Welcome back Mordak. I look forward to getting to know you.
by melsbells
Sun Dec 31, 15:42 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary StarsInUrEye!
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary StarsInUrEye!

Thanks for sticking around/coming back! Congratulations! Have an eye helix nebulaImage
by melsbells
Wed Dec 20, 15:23 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Can you sew?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Can you sew?

Absolutely. It was my favorite job. I even got into one of those weird "do you know enough to be in this club" with a friend who used to work as tailor whom I was asking for advice. I passed the mark for having made a welt pocket before, while admitting it's shortcomings. And zippers! Even the profe...
by melsbells
Wed Dec 20, 15:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How many car accidents have you been in?
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: How many car accidents have you been in?

^I'm glad there's still a you! The worst one I remember, I was stopped in traffic and rear ended at non-traffic speed. I definitely saw the car coming as I was thinking of switching lanes and deciding that that car was probably going to jump into the other lane at the speed it was going, so I'll wai...
by melsbells
Thu Dec 14, 15:13 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Do you finish every book?
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Do you finish every book?

This question should be on personality tests.
Library due dates with no renewals are just about the only way for me to give up on a book I'm not enjoying. For the most part I read from beginning to end, without skimming.
by melsbells
Thu Dec 14, 15:07 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's the last piece of clothing you gave away?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: What's the last piece of clothing you gave away?

Some awesome soft soled shoes from Kazakhstan that my kid outgrew way too fast. His cousin seems to like them.

If it weren't for the kid, my answer would be the same as Tweek's.
by melsbells
Thu Dec 14, 15:02 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What was your favorite class in school?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: What was your favorite class in school?

elementary school: reading, art, and music
junior high: math
high school: math, band, orchestra, chemistry, and art seminar
university: proof techniques, philosophy of space and time, gamelan, and an immersion trip to a reservation
folk school: weaving, felting, and spinning
by melsbells
Thu Dec 14, 14:26 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: I had my 2nd baby!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: I had my 2nd baby!!!!

Congratulations! I hope you have recovered/are recovering well. Did you crochet (or knit, it's hard to tell from the picture) the caterpillar costume?
by melsbells
Thu Dec 14, 14:23 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: I might be pregnant...
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: I might be pregnant...

I and my partner are planning to have our third baby but we haven't decided when we should try again. I should have told him right away that I stopped taking pills. But I was afraid to let him know. Was there a point in time when you envisioned telling him? Why were you afraid? Planning to have ano...
by melsbells
Tue Oct 31, 11:55 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Microwaves

DarkOne wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 4:55 2017
as little liquid as possible.
Is that assuming that the liquid gets dumped, like with boiling, instead of used as part of the food, like soup?
by melsbells
Tue Oct 31, 11:44 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: most bestest fiber
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: most bestest fiber

I saw that MFS made this poll and also thought, this is going to be about food and not fabric, but there you go. Prunes are so delicious. So many people think they're weird old people food. I will eat all their prunes and all their prune filled pastries.