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Forum: Rantidote 24 September 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Esprise Me
I feel ya. My commute is a game of chicken with...

I feel ya. My commute is a game of chicken with NPR these days; I listen until I feel like the freight train of despair is upon me, then I switch to music. Sometimes I find something to be hopeful or...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By Esprise Me
Google gives you the option to save your...

Google gives you the option to save your passwords so that if you're logged in to your Google account, you can log in everywhere else.
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 September 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 532,302
Posted By Esprise Me
Did it finally work, or did you just find your...

Did it finally work, or did you just find your old password?

ETA: never mind, I see you've explained elsewhere.
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 September 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 532,302
Posted By Esprise Me
You're back!!! We missed you!!!

You're back!!! We missed you!!!
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,872
Posted By Esprise Me
FWIW, I agree it's unreasonable to expect a store...

FWIW, I agree it's unreasonable to expect a store clerk to know how you prefer to be addressed, and unfair to call them out for using any of the generally acceptable terms. Incidentally, I'm 35 but...
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,872
Posted By Esprise Me
Sometimes being overly formal can suggest a...

Sometimes being overly formal can suggest a certain dislike of a person. One of my favorite Simpsons quotes comes, I think, from the episode in which they have an invitation to a country club, and...
Forum: SLC 21 September 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,943
Posted By Esprise Me
True on this side of the pond as well. I guess I...

True on this side of the pond as well. I guess I might as well make him Commander in Chief.
Forum: SLC 18 September 2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By Esprise Me
Thanks! My google-fu was weak; I don't know why I...

Thanks! My google-fu was weak; I don't know why I missed this.
Forum: SLC 16 September 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By Esprise Me
If I request a Lyft shared ride (i.e. I agree to...

If I request a Lyft shared ride (i.e. I agree to have strangers in the car and maybe a longer ride while the other passengers get picked up and dropped off) the price might be half of what it would...
Forum: SLC 16 September 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,943
Posted By Esprise Me
That is amazing. I want to give my cat a...

That is amazing. I want to give my cat a highfalutin job title now, but he's a lousy hunter. Maybe he can be chief culinary supervisor, since he likes to get all up in our business when we try to...
Forum: Rantidote 16 September 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,872
Posted By Esprise Me
Sue, there's deactivating, which isn't permanent,...

Sue, there's deactivating, which isn't permanent, and deleting, which is. Many suspect, quite reasonably, that even after deleting your account your data will be permanently saved somewhere no matter...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 September 2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,739
Posted By Esprise Me
Well, he was the messenger for the ten...

Well, he was the messenger for the ten commandments, which adorn many courthouses, which makes perfect sense since half of our laws are about whom and how to worship.
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,872
Posted By Esprise Me
I've been trying to quit Facebook, or at least...

I've been trying to quit Facebook, or at least cut back, for all the reasons. It's been hard because it keeps me in contact with so many people with whom I would otherwise lose touch, but lately a...
Forum: SLC 15 September 2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By Esprise Me
Didn't someone also mention that Lainie got...

Didn't someone also mention that Lainie got locked out of the board? I would have hoped someone would fix that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 September 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Esprise Me
Sounds like this will be bad for us too. Canadian...

Sounds like this will be bad for us too. Canadian trade and tourism isn't something we want to lose.
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,943
Posted By Esprise Me
That's ridiculous. Headlights and turn signal...

That's ridiculous. Headlights and turn signal lights on cars should be user-serviceable so they can be replaced immediately when they burn out. Off to research this issue with the new cars I'm...
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By Esprise Me
Nope. I was just thinking about it, and thinking...

Nope. I was just thinking about it, and thinking how many more people we seem to be losing while we wait. I'm more than a little bummed.
Forum: Business Bytes 14 September 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Esprise Me
This makes me sad. What will tomorrow's children...

This makes me sad. What will tomorrow's children use as an excuse for mild intersibling violence on road trips?
I hadn't heard that. That's something, I guess. Maybe when I have a nervous...
Forum: SLC 12 September 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,311
Posted By Esprise Me
Sounds plausible from my end. For any party other...

Sounds plausible from my end. For any party other than a Halloween party, I would use and understand the phrase "dress up" to mean "wear a suit/dress/other formal attire, not jeans." For a Halloween...
Forum: SLC 12 September 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 93,079
Posted By Esprise Me
English is a charming but erratic mutt, the...

English is a charming but erratic mutt, the result of centuries of interbreeding and halfhearted attempts at housebreaking. Parts of its selective breeding, including the simplification of verb...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 September 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,268
Posted By Esprise Me
"Probably"? Really?

"Probably"? Really?
Forum: Rantidote 11 September 2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 108,110
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't know what to do with people who insist on...

I don't know what to do with people who insist on maintaining weird arm's-length friendships.

I've mentioned before that I was a bridesmaid two years ago for a woman I've hardly spoken with since....
Forum: SLC 11 September 2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,510
Posted By Esprise Me
This confused me, because the word I learned was...

This confused me, because the word I learned was "alstublieft." I was about to make a crack about how even upon walking it seems difficult to type, but I thought to Google it first. According to the...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 September 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,268
Posted By Esprise Me
Spit Take You're both lucky I've switched from a desktop...

You're both lucky I've switched from a desktop with a vulnerable keyboard to a waterproof smartphone.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 September 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By Esprise Me
Slate is pointing the finger at Jon Huntsman: ...

Slate is pointing the finger at Jon Huntsman:
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/new-york-times-op-ed-anonymous-writer-trump.html
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