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Forum: Rantidote 23 November 2017, 05:10 PM
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Views: 52,972
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This bugs me too. In high school, I used to...

This bugs me too.

In high school, I used to go bargain- hunting in LA's famous garment district (they started calling themselves the Fashion District in the '90s, but everyone still called it the...
Forum: Rantidote 20 November 2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 52,972
Posted By Esprise Me
Icon103 LTTAM: Family drama got me writing a novel here....

LTTAM: Family drama got me writing a novel here. Feel free to skip it; I just need to vent.

I had wanted to plan a surprise party for my husband's 30th birthday this month. Our apartment isn't...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,200
Posted By Esprise Me
Fascinating thanks! From the article: This...

Fascinating thanks! From the article:

This makes me even more inclined to think the lack of egocentric directions is a limitation, although I suppose it's more so in the modern world where few...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,200
Posted By Esprise Me
I've heard that too, and while it makes a lot of...

I've heard that too, and while it makes a lot of sense for directions (turn south instead of turn left) it seems to have some limitations. Skeptic mentioned the medical field; how would you...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 November 2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By Esprise Me
Except it is relevant if the law they're...

Except it is relevant if the law they're enforcing against this guy is not equally enforced against those who express similar sentiments from the opposite viewpoint.

Yes, and also Cohen v....
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By Esprise Me
It sounds like their thinking isn't "Hey if we...

It sounds like their thinking isn't "Hey if we buy this land they'll be totally stuck!" but rather "hey if we buy this land and retain a law firm that knows what to do we can tie them up in court for...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 119,028
Posted By Esprise Me
I thought waffles came about because we lost the...

I thought waffles came about because we lost the ability to delete our posts and could only edit them? I'm a relative noob to most of the people in this discussion; waffles was already a thing when I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 November 2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,240
Posted By Esprise Me
A large reason we're in this mess is through...

A large reason we're in this mess is through overuse of Nazi metaphors/comparisons, the stuff that led to concepts like Godwin's Law. In crying, "Nazi!" so many times, we left everyone jaded and...
Forum: Science 10 November 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm extremely skeptical of the premise. What are...

I'm extremely skeptical of the premise. What are these Irish or sub-Saharan African genes? How do we know that's where they're from? Any given genetic trait can evolve independently in multiple...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 10 November 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Esprise Me
Squeeeeeeee!!! That is too cute.

Squeeeeeeee!!! That is too cute.
Forum: Rantidote 01 November 2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 116,674
Posted By Esprise Me
I often turn off the wifi when my phone doesn't...

I often turn off the wifi when my phone doesn't realize the signal it's getting is too weak to bother with, then forget to turn it back on. My sympathies.
Forum: SLC 30 October 2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By Esprise Me
I finally came up with something and had just...

I finally came up with something and had just enough time to throw it together for Saturday. My husband and I are fans of the show Rick and Morty, and I knew he'd make a good Rick--he's tall and...
Forum: SLC 30 October 2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,641
Posted By Esprise Me
Watching the slow-motion replay of MLB players...

Watching the slow-motion replay of MLB players jumping, cheering, and slapping each other's butts after scoring. It's all so delightfully undignified.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 October 2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,240
Posted By Esprise Me
Mouse, what would you have had us doing...

Mouse, what would you have had us doing differently to prevent the alt-right from germinating and spreading, had we not been so complacent or willfully blind?
Forum: SLC 28 October 2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Esprise Me
Regarding "screw you" money as a metric of...

Regarding "screw you" money as a metric of wealth, while the idea makes sense, I'm not sure it always works out that way. Few people buy houses they can afford to just walk away from; people tend to...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 October 2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Esprise Me
Sheesh, buy a girl a drink first.

Sheesh, buy a girl a drink first.
Forum: Social Studies 26 October 2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Esprise Me
I have experienced this. I took Spanish all...

I have experienced this. I took Spanish all through middle and high school, but that didn't really enable me to carry on a conversation. Working in a restaurant with native speaker co-workers helped...
Forum: Rantidote 26 October 2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 185,867
Posted By Esprise Me
I know, that's why I feel bad about it! I can't...

I know, that's why I feel bad about it! I can't completely escape the news; the big stories are all over social media and are topics of conversation among my friends. Still, it's important that folks...
Forum: SLC 26 October 2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,200
Posted By Esprise Me
This might be a little much for this lighthearted...

This might be a little much for this lighthearted thread, but... on some level, I kind of like working crazy long hours.

I like my job a lot, so there's that. Most people aren't so lucky. I also...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 October 2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By Esprise Me
Seeing Uranus without a telescope is easy....

Seeing Uranus without a telescope is easy. Finding your head without one, though...
Forum: Social Studies 26 October 2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Esprise Me
Alcohol Can Help You Speak A Foreign Language More Fluently

A small study published last week in the Journal of Psychopharmacology shows that a small amount of alcohol can help people speak a foreign language better. Researchers found that imbibing helped...
Forum: Rantidote 25 October 2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 185,867
Posted By Esprise Me
I've also been avoiding the news because I can't...

I've also been avoiding the news because I can't handle it. I feel like I'm neglecting my civic duty by not staying informed, but I try to tell myself I'm still involved. I'm still donating my time...
Forum: Rantidote 25 October 2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 52,972
Posted By Esprise Me
What were you doing for cardio? Iíve been...

What were you doing for cardio? Iíve been struggling with low energy and should probably get more exercise, but it's a vicious cycle; I'm too tired to work out, so I don't, which may be why I'm...
Forum: SLC 21 October 2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By Esprise Me
Halloween snuck up on me this year. I have no...

Halloween snuck up on me this year. I have no costume and no plans. I'd love to do a couples costume with my husband like we've done the last few years and go to a bar or something but my mind is...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,167
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm sorry, Plurabelle. If anyone needs and...

I'm sorry, Plurabelle. If anyone needs and deserves doggy cuddles, it's you. Stay strong.
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