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Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,433
Posted By Esprise Me
It might very well be sexism. It might, however,...

It might very well be sexism. It might, however, have to do with how your numbers are listed in their database. I become more and more astonished every time I fill out paperwork at a doctor's office...
Forum: Police Blotter 22 February 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,156
Posted By Esprise Me
Schools threaten to punish students who walk out...

Schools threaten to punish students who walk out over gun control (https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/21/us/student-walkout-punishment-trnd/index.html)

I hope those kids do it anyway. They probably will....
Forum: Techno-Babble 22 February 2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Esprise Me
I guess I should stop complaining. We went from...

I guess I should stop complaining. We went from highs in the 80s to highs in the 50s seemingly overnight, and this delicate LA orchid is wilting.
Forum: Rantidote 20 February 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 28,037
Posted By Esprise Me
Fellow alumni often post requests for attorney...

Fellow alumni often post requests for attorney recommendations in our law school's Facebook group, and they are often maddeningly vague. Most fail to specify which jurisdiction their problem is in; I...
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,433
Posted By Esprise Me
I have an Android phone as my personal cell, but...

I have an Android phone as my personal cell, but I have an iPhone for work. The autocorrect on the latter is so annoying. Not only does it try to turn every name or abbreviation into the nearest...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 15 February 2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Esprise Me
Silly cop. Beatings are supposed to be...

Silly cop. Beatings are supposed to be nonconsensual.
Forum: Police Blotter 14 February 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,156
Posted By Esprise Me
Well, regardless of what type of shooting it is,...

Well, regardless of what type of shooting it is, it's too soon to discuss gun control, so we can probably just table this entire discussion indefinitely.
Forum: SLC 13 February 2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,490
Posted By Esprise Me
I had wondered if it had something to do with the...

I had wondered if it had something to do with the high school transition--though that might make good fodder for a story. Now I'm thinking back to the YA novels I've read and trying to remember how...
Forum: Social Studies 10 February 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 29,039
Posted By Esprise Me
A number of states have laws against charging...

A number of states have laws against charging customers fees to use credit cards, though some allow cash discounts. I think at least some credit card companies prohibit those surcharges in their...
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,490
Posted By Esprise Me
That's interesting about the age; I wonder why...

That's interesting about the age; I wonder why that is. Also your reason for editing made me smile. Good luck; keep us posted!
Forum: Rantidote 08 February 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 117,854
Posted By Esprise Me
I think I might have also had a mild flu,...

I think I might have also had a mild flu, despite/thanks to the shot. I had fever, chills, and aches in addition to head cold symptoms, but I was never bedridden, the worst was over in 3 days, and it...
Forum: SLC 08 February 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 27,622
Posted By Esprise Me
In DC, the rule on metro escalators seems to be...

In DC, the rule on metro escalators seems to be walkers keep right, brisk walkers keep left. Standers go home.
:lol:

In LA (yes, we have subways here too), people stand on both sides of the...
Forum: SLC 07 February 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 205,479
Posted By Esprise Me
Personally, I'd be mortified to be examined by a...

Personally, I'd be mortified to be examined by a medical professional I was attracted to, but maybe I'm just weird. I did enjoy having an unreasonably handsome vet when I lived in Irvine, even though...
Forum: Rantidote 07 February 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,935
Posted By Esprise Me
Not second-guessing your experience, Lainie, but...

Not second-guessing your experience, Lainie, but I too blame technology, social media, and listicles for ruining me for long-form prose. I bought a book about this phenomenon at the airport, which is...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 28,037
Posted By Esprise Me
People might take you more seriously as a...

People might take you more seriously as a "pro-lifer" if you didn't leave your kids in the car for hours while it was parked in the sun on an 80-degree day while you protested outside the abortion...
Forum: Moot Court 05 February 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,382
Posted By Esprise Me
Yeah, where does she get off being so judgmental?

Yeah, where does she get off being so judgmental?
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 188,208
Posted By Esprise Me
Being overweight correlates with it too, from...

Being overweight correlates with it too, from what I've read. You might look into physical therapy with an electrostimulation component. If you lived near me, I'd recommend my physical therapist, who...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,842
Posted By Esprise Me
Marijuana is inherently funny. There's no way to...

Marijuana is inherently funny. There's no way to discuss it in detail without snickering, so the names might as well reflect that.

I’m not sure if you've ever used it recreationally, but it can...
Forum: Business Bytes 05 February 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,504
Posted By Esprise Me
I get why the organization doesn't want an...

I get why the organization doesn't want an official policy permitting the girls to set up shop outside a dispensary, but I really don't think it would put them at risk.
Forum: Business Bytes 03 February 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By Esprise Me
I am so stealing this. I've been sad about...

I am so stealing this.

I've been sad about this. I used to shop at Whole Foods a lot; they're great for vegan stuff, though they're a little out of my way now. I do buy from Amazon more often than...
Forum: SLC 03 February 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,842
Posted By Esprise Me
What I don't understand is that, even grossly...

What I don't understand is that, even grossly oversimplifying things, shouldn't it be the other way around? If the groundhog sees his shadow, that means the sun is shining, which if anything should...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,728
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't think it's that similar to voter ID laws....

I don't think it's that similar to voter ID laws. Aside from the fact that I believe voter ID laws are more commonly motivated by a desire to disenfranchise minorities and poor people than legitimate...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 31 January 2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,728
Posted By Esprise Me
You don't actually know a dog isn't a service...

You don't actually know a dog isn't a service animal just because it's poorly trained. Some service dogs are professionally trained and perfectly behaved; some were professionally trained but have...
Forum: Police Blotter 30 January 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,837
Posted By Esprise Me
I agree, Sue. My parents are in their late...

I agree, Sue. My parents are in their late sixties and in better shape than I am at 34. They work full-time and have active hobbies that would be beyond the physical abilities of most people in any...
Forum: Rantidote 30 January 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 233,513
Posted By Esprise Me
Kallah, I go through phases of sleepiness like...

Kallah, I go through phases of sleepiness like you describe from time to time. The first I can remember was right after my first semester in college; I think I'd been running on adrenaline and once...
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