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by melsbells
Tue Oct 31, 11:55 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 260

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: 104

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.
by melsbells
Sun Oct 22, 14:56 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Enigma!
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Happy birthday Enigma!

How did I miss this?! Happy birthday! Don't let your fortune shark eat your chameleon.
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by melsbells
Tue Oct 17, 14:42 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary Nech!
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary Nech!

Happy 2nd! I'm glad you're sticking around.
I decided to go traditional and got you a cotton candy cow.
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by melsbells
Tue Oct 17, 14:30 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: When's the last time you went on a date?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: When's the last time you went on a date?

It was Spring, probably May. I'm not sure if I really know what a date is. Sometimes I'll declare, "it's a date", but I've never taken that to mean that I would go on a date, even if when telling other people about it I'd say "I have a date with [friend or family member]".
by melsbells
Mon Oct 16, 15:45 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: #metoo
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: #metoo

I can see this as growing a certain sense of solidarity, but I would be surprised it if reached beyond those who already know. I don't think I know any women or feminine presenting people who haven't been sexually harassed or assaulted. Participants in the hashtag show the enormous amount of people ...
by melsbells
Mon Oct 16, 15:16 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: New Job!
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: New Job!

That's awesome Bork! This sounds like the right time. Best of luck!
by melsbells
Sun Oct 15, 15:28 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What was the first concert you ever attended?
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: What was the first concert you ever attended?

It obviously wasn't memorable. I went to a lot of my cousins' instrumental and voice concerts, and then my siblings'.
by melsbells
Sun Oct 15, 15:24 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you light candles?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Do you light candles?

on December 6h to stand against oppression
by melsbells
Sun Oct 15, 15:20 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls

So there's Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and instead of just becoming Scouts, there will now be Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts (that will accept girls into their troops)? For such a large organization, it's sad how directly funding of individual groups can affect the opportunities in any locale. I'm fairly...
by melsbells
Fri Oct 13, 5:49 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: When do you outsource parenting?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: When do you outsource parenting?

Not in the area we were living, but some hospitals in Finland let parents outsource baby sleep education. Parents drop off their babies at a hospital with the service in the evening and babies learn to sleep on their own. I think sleep deprivation must have been the worst part of parenting. If it ca...
by melsbells
Tue Oct 10, 14:51 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girl Of My Dreams
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Girl Of My Dreams

Thanks for sharing all this with us. I'm curious to hear more about this: shifts in perception of LGBT violence if you keep posting. In the original post, I was really struck by the way you talked about feeling like a fraud. While I'm familiar with numerous accounts of people misgendering themselves...
by melsbells
Tue Oct 10, 4:38 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: When do you outsource parenting?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

When do you outsource parenting?

A few years ago, I read a story about a man who teaches kids to swim . The comments are no longer there, but at the time, a lot of judgemental responses came in about how people are outsourcing the fun parts of parenting to let someone else teach their kid to swim. Personally, I can think of lots of...
by melsbells
Mon Oct 9, 15:50 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Storage and Disposal!
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Happy birthday Storage and Disposal!

Happy belated birthday, Storage! I got you a radiator to keep the cold at bay, or since I hear much of the U.S. is in a heat wave, we can turn it off. http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/app?action=image&iid=N9442100&profile=galleryThumb If you actually look into Palsa be warned, most of his work is nsfw, and a...
by melsbells
Mon Oct 9, 15:30 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Sonic#!
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Happy birthday Sonic#!

Happy belated! And it's a good thing I'm late because it turned out that the field I got you had vipers. But a demi-god is going to take care of that for you.

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by melsbells
Mon Oct 9, 15:19 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your favorite polygon?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: What's your favorite polygon?

Zzz wrote:
Thu Oct 5, 12:38 2017
Tetrahedron
^sorry, not a polygon, though an excellent choice of polyhedron. You might want to check out the rhombicosidodecahedron, if you're after fun polyhedron to say.

favorite polygon: hexagon
by melsbells
Mon Oct 9, 15:13 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do sunflowers grow where you live?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: do sunflowers grow where you live?

Our beans are growing up our sunflowers. It makes me incredibly happy that that idea worked out. Disappointingly, I doubt we'll see any big yellow blooms on them since it's been far so rainy and dark. The sunchokes did well though, if anyone wants to count those as sunflowers.
by melsbells
Mon Oct 9, 15:08 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: I think I need a new laptop....
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: I think I need a new laptop....

My biases suggestion is that it's Windows and not the hardware that's making the new computer unbearably slow. It's not always easy to find PC's without Windows already pre-installed, but I seem to remember that the price was significantly less getting a blank slate when we got ours 3ish years ago. ...
by melsbells
Mon Oct 9, 15:01 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Brush or comb?
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Brush or comb?

I also looked up tangle teeser. I've seen them before in family members' households, but had assumed they were dog shedding brushes, even after seeing a little kid use one to comb their hair.

short: comb then baby brush
long: comb
by melsbells
Tue Oct 3, 14:22 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 37
Views: 2356

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

I first came to understand the term "rape culture" as a descriptive category of all things that make rape acceptable or normalize rape within a given culture. Stop right there to break it down, because "rape culture" isn't an argument about how acceptable rape is, just a category of the things that ...
by melsbells
Mon Oct 2, 15:42 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What are you trying to remember?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: What are you trying to remember?

I was trying to remember which word meant "full" and which word meant "empty". And today found out that they both mean "full". So I suppose that means I'm trying to remember how to say "empty".
by melsbells
Mon Oct 2, 15:40 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your favorite way to get around?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: What's your favorite way to get around?

^My first winter here, every time we went out, I used snowshoes and spouse used skis. *waits patiently for Bork to move to Finland* It's just what was around that fit our feet for the circumstances and it was fun. My favorite way to get around is any way that's self propelled. I get motion sickness ...
by melsbells
Thu Sep 28, 14:02 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: on being semi-pregnant
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: on being semi-pregnant

Welcome to the forums. Congratulations and best of luck on your pregnancy. I'm not sure if my answers to your questions are all that relevant. I suppose I got pregnant quickly, since I was actively trying not to do so and had assumed I would have difficulties if I ever tried anyway based on various ...
by melsbells
Wed Sep 27, 13:52 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Honestly?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Honestly?

I'm having a hard time following your train of thought here. Does not liking social media and not watching the news make you a positive person? Are you grieving about your newfound identification as poly, or that no caring person wanting sex seems to be out there? Or some other connection I'm not co...
by melsbells
Tue Sep 26, 13:59 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Where would you like to go on vacation?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Where would you like to go on vacation?

Mesa Verde is on my wish list of places I'd like to visit, but for a vacation, I'd prefer to go to 60 square meters of heaven on earth.