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by DarkOne
Fri Nov 17, 7:34 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Why did kids make fun of you?
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Why did kids make fun of you?

I was picked on for: - Being class nerd, though this eventually became a badge of honor. - Having buck teeth. Braces took care of that. - Being short. - Mispronouncing a word. It stuck. But the main instigator was a boy I liked, so I actually didn't mind that bit of attention. - Constantly falling. ...
by DarkOne
Wed Nov 15, 10:34 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what are you giving for gifts?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: what are you giving for gifts?

I like having themes each year... haven't decided on a theme for the upcoming gift-giving season (like feet, hair, toys, edibles, books)... One year every woman I usually get gifts for in my family got self-breast exam gel pads. :P
by DarkOne
Wed Nov 15, 10:24 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 10th spacefemmiversary Aum!
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Happy 10th spacefemmiversary Aum!

Happy spacefemmiversary, Aum. I enjoy your balancing perspectives in the conversations here. And, inspired by my early morning annoyances, I got you nanotips: so that you don't have to take your gloves off this winter just to answer the phone. :)
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by DarkOne
Wed Nov 15, 9:36 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Bork!
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Happy birthday Bork!

I was gonna say something but then overloaded on cute. hmmm.... oh yeah: Happy Birthday, Bork! Hope you have an awesome birth week!
by DarkOne
Mon Nov 13, 14:04 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: harvey weinstein
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: harvey weinstein

I'm on the cynical camp. Yes, it's all the buzz right now. News stories and articles and interviews and some consequences short- or long- term (remains to be seen)... But a part of me thinks "oh NOW its a problem, because it's Hollywood. Before, it was lame; but now, it's juicy. No one gives a crap ...
by DarkOne
Fri Nov 10, 7:15 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: are you good at billiards?
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: are you good at billiards?

Bahahahahahaha no. My "goodness" stops after being able to figure out angles.
by DarkOne
Tue Nov 7, 5:42 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: where's the fucking ice cream?
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: where's the fucking ice cream?

^Nope. It's like the Michelin Man is trying to escape your ice cream cone.
by DarkOne
Tue Nov 7, 5:38 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 8th spacefemmiversary Sonic#!
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Happy 8th spacefemmiversary Sonic#!

Oh no Sonic. Hope yesterday turned out ok and today is better. Here. Some nice warm Wookie slippers in which to relax. ( Sorry -- it's super cold here and all I can think of right now is warming up.)
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by DarkOne
Tue Nov 7, 5:21 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: New Job!
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: New Job!

Ugh. That sucks, but it made me chuckle a little bit -- made me think of the opening scene in Hot Fuzz ("you've been making us all look bad"). It is entirely possible your new boss has only mostly managed average/mediocre people for a while. Is it a larger company, your new workplace? I've been in a...
by DarkOne
Sun Nov 5, 19:23 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your favorite tea?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: What's your favorite tea?

Long Island Iced. And even that is iffy. Not big on tea, real or fake.
by DarkOne
Sun Nov 5, 19:22 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What do you wash first when you shower?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: What do you wash first when you shower?

Well, I thought it was face, but the other day I took notice and, whaddyaknow, it's armpits.
by DarkOne
Thu Nov 2, 20:48 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: New chamber found in Great Pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: New chamber found in Great Pyramid

Oh how incredibly nerdy cool. Now I'm gonna have to go binge watch Egyptian pyramid documentaries...
by DarkOne
Wed Nov 1, 12:24 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you like beans?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: do you like beans?

I do. Except for black-eyed peas, they just taste weird to me. Giant butter beans with chorizo or sausage and onions in a tomato-wine sauce... mmmm. I think I'm making that tonight. Thanks, spacebot, for the inspiration.
by DarkOne
Wed Nov 1, 6:20 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Microwaves

Yes, from the context of the article, I think that is what they are referring to. The quote came from the linked Harvard article -- I should have probably sourced the specific quote. RIght before that quote, there's the following passage in the article. As far as vegetables go, cooking them in water...
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 27, 4:55 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Microwaves

Soooo, some insight into how big of a loser I am. This topic came up enough on the crazy Mom forums around the time solid foods were started, that I had a canned response to the tinfoil-hat-brigade who posted stuff like "OMG microwaving your food is like eating cancer-loaded cardboard." Here goes it...
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 27, 4:49 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: important announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: important announcement

But were you properly supported?
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 27, 4:30 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: most bestest fiber
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: most bestest fiber

And here I was, ready to vote for "Prunes"....
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Fine, I'll play. Cotton/Spandex blends. And I prefer mah fibers knit, not woven.
by DarkOne
Mon Oct 23, 7:00 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How do you learn?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: How do you learn?

By crashing and burning.

Nah, I favor visual and physical/kinesthetic and logical and solitary, but am adaptable, or so I like to tell myself.
by DarkOne
Mon Oct 23, 6:46 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Enigma!
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Happy birthday Enigma!

Happy Bday. You get socks from me. Hope you're not allergic. And don't let the shark eat the socks, either.

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by DarkOne
Mon Oct 23, 4:45 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your favorite water sport?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: What's your favorite water sport?

Hot tubbing? Is hot-tubbing a thing? Like with a pillow and a glass of wine and an audio book playing in the background? That.
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 20, 7:38 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: New Job!
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: New Job!

For what it's worth, I think job inertia and nostalgia for the old job is pretty common. Last time I quit a job, it was horrible enough that I took a pay cut to clear out of that place. The work environment was so bad that for about a year, we had someone quit each month. The boss was probably expel...
by DarkOne
Tue Oct 17, 4:59 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. That last statement is along the lines of my thoughts: the hashtag is preaching to the choir. Call me cynical, but whoever doesn't think sexual harassment or assault is a p...
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 13, 10:43 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?

Without parental supervision, The Cranberries. It was an outdoor, Greek theater-style venue carved into a hillside, and it held maybe about 2k people, so it almost felt like a private concert. It. Was. Awesome.
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 13, 10:38 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: I think I need a new laptop....
Replies: 18
Views: 844

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

... Actually it looks a lot like the one I have apart from mine doesn't have the DVD drive, which I wish I did. I'm in the market for a new laptop, too, and I was ready to give up the internal DVD drive in favor of an external, but I'd assumed since I mostly wanted it for burning, not reading, and ...
by DarkOne
Fri Oct 13, 5:27 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Boy Scouts Will Accept Girls

But we did camping and fire starting and knots even in my mostly craft-focused rural troop as a kid, and I just don't get why people think GS doesn't provide those opportunities. Do you think ruralness might have had something to do with your troop doing the more rugged stuff? Because my classmates...