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by Galen
Tue Aug 8, 5:55 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: would you like a baby?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: would you like a baby?

Now I'm picturing spacebot on a street corner somewhere, quietly, desperately, but oh-so-politely offering a baby to anyone who passes by. The baby is awake and wide-eyed in this scenario, but utterly silent.
by Galen
Tue Jul 11, 7:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Did you ever run away from home?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Did you ever run away from home?

Yep! Age twelve, never looked back. I had a bit of a wild ride up through my late teens, and spent the next ten years or so recovering. My life has been pretty perfect since then, and I couldn't be happier now, so it all evened out.
by Galen
Tue Jul 11, 7:08 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What was the weirdest food you've ever eaten?
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: What was the weirdest food you've ever eaten?

Rocky Mountain oysters. A long long time ago, when I was still a kid. All I really remember about it is that they were very chewy.
by Galen
Mon Jul 3, 9:17 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello to all, New Here
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Hello to all, New Here

Hi and welcome! I just re-read The Bone People by Keri Hulme and was once again amazed at what a great book it is. It might be a little too intense for light summer reading, but I recommend it every chance I get to anyone who'll listen!
by Galen
Mon Jul 3, 8:44 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Muscle cramps
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Muscle cramps

I get cramps in my calves and arches at night when I don't keep up on taking my magnesium and/or potassium supplements. For me the sure-fire instant cure is to hobble downstairs and drink several tablespoons of dill pickle juice. It's gross, but when your foot won't uncurl, drinking a bit of pickle ...
by Galen
Tue Jun 27, 5:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you draw hearts?
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: do you draw hearts?

Yes. Very slowly, out of the soon-to-be-corpses of my enemies.
by Galen
Mon Jun 26, 10:23 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: uninvited house guests
Replies: 25
Views: 1408

Re: uninvited house guests

Oh, jeez, we're talking about spiders? I thought we were talking about, you know, people dropping by unannounced. I didn't notice the actual question about creatures...was just responding to the thread title about uninvited house guests. Which, of course, I picked "Kill" for.
by Galen
Mon Jun 26, 10:21 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Mumsnet surprised me the other day.
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Mumsnet surprised me the other day.

I haven't been on mumsnet in a couple months, but I, too, was surprised at how much anti trans stuff there was last time I was there. I can't let myself read those threads. When I visit, I just burrow down in the Pokemon and sweary threads, with occasional forays to the Litter Tray to see if anyone ...
by Galen
Mon Jun 26, 10:16 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you like your family?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: do you like your family?

The thing I like best about my blood relatives is that they all had died by the time I turned thirteen. Whereupon I immediately began collecting surrogate moms and aunties and big sisters and girlfriends and such to create my chosen family, which is basically the best family ever. I adore my primary...
by Galen
Mon Jun 26, 9:42 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what animals have you dissected?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: what animals have you dissected?

Does eating a lobster count?
by Galen
Tue Jun 13, 6:21 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: have you taken a bus?
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: have you taken a bus?

The first time I ever took a bus was back in the 80s when I was twelve and running away from home. Before that, I'd led a weirdly insular life, so even though I knew the general protocol, I was flustered by the details (exact change, putting the money in the thingee instead of giving it to the drive...
by Galen
Tue Jun 13, 6:15 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: when did you last make a wish?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: when did you last make a wish?

Yesterday morning, before going in for semi-emergency laser surgery on my eye to drill a hole through the iris. Today I can still see, and the pressure in my eye has dropped, so hooray, my wish came true!
by Galen
Mon May 15, 6:57 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: how do you organize wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: how do you organize wires?

Depends. Current-carrying wire: by type/function, then gauge. Decorative wire: by color, then gauge. Other wire: by location. Meaning, piano wire goes in the piano bench. Picture-hanging wire goes in the picture-hanging hardware can, wherever that may be at any given moment. And so on. I can't tell ...
by Galen
Mon May 8, 5:46 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: have you had lobster?
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: have you had lobster?

Yes, I've eaten lobster all my life. When I was a little kid, I only got the little claws and occasionally one of the big claws. For years I thought the best thing about lobster was sucking the meat out of the little claws and biting them to make the pincer on the end wiggle. Then one day, as an adu...
by Galen
Sun May 7, 6:42 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you know HTML?
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: Do you know HTML?

I know just enough HTML to use it in annoyingly incorrect and obsolete ways.
by Galen
Fri Apr 28, 11:52 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: When do you feel awkward?
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: When do you feel awkward?

Pretty much whenever I'm awake and breathing and there's anyone else within about 27 feet of me.
by Galen
Wed Apr 26, 6:14 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you related to any famous people?
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Are you related to any famous people?

My adoptive mom is the direct descendant of Capt. Thomas Wiggin, the first governor of Dover Plantation, which later became part of what we now know as New Hampshire, does that count? The family tree reads like a who's who of colonial politics. We even have the uniform that one of her ancestors wore...
by Galen
Mon Apr 24, 6:36 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: did your parents tell you stories?
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: did your parents tell you stories?

Well, my birth mother was a paranoid schizophrenic with hebephrenic episodes and a very complicated relationship with truth. So, yep, she told a lot of stories, ha!
by Galen
Mon Apr 24, 6:33 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what was wrong with your ex-lover?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: what was wrong with your ex-lover?

I don't have any ex-lovers. Just dormant ones.
by Galen
Fri Apr 21, 7:15 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Quicktakes
Replies: 40
Views: 3489

Re: Quicktakes

My mom-type and her dog visit every weekend for an overnight. Just before they leave, my mom always rinses out the dog's water bowl and then carefully positions it upside down on the counter, on the edge of the sink, where it then drips little drops of dog-tainted water all over the place. Why can't...
by Galen
Fri Apr 21, 7:10 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2886

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Oh, I want to do this so bad! I'm about 16 hours away from the nearest spot, about 20 hours from the best spots. I'm like, what the hell, let's just throw a tent in the car and hit the highway. Who needs a fancy hotel? So far all of my friends are old and stupid and won't agree to a little road trip...
by Galen
Fri Apr 21, 7:06 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How long can you stay in your house?
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: How long can you stay in your house?

Just try to pry me from my house. Go on. I dare you.
by Galen
Fri Mar 17, 8:12 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How do you pass time at boring parties?
Replies: 22
Views: 1545

Re: How do you pass time at boring parties?

I'd go stand behind Sonic. If anyone ever forced me to go to a party, I mean. That's my plan and I'm sticking to it.
by Galen
Fri Mar 17, 8:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What is your shoe size?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: What is your shoe size?

From what I can determine, based on the fact that everything is either too big or too small, I wear a women's size 8.23777 on my left foot and a size 7.8935571 on my right.