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Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
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I'm with Karyn; I'll respond if it's going to...

I'm with Karyn; I'll respond if it's going to take a while, otherwise it's on the sender to set up read receipts or explicitly ask for confirmation if they need it. Your boss sounds unpleasant,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,541
Posted By Esprise Me
The Simpsons is probably my number 1. "D'oh!" is...

The Simpsons is probably my number 1. "D'oh!" is my go-to interjection when I'm trying not to swear; I've also been known to tent my fingers and murmur "excellent!" An early episode in which Bart was...
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 130,678
Posted By Esprise Me
I wish people would stop buying me stuff. I have...

I wish people would stop buying me stuff. I have so much stuff, some of which I use but don't really have the space for, some of which I don't use but feel guilty getting rid of because someone gave...
Forum: Fun House 12 December 2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By Esprise Me
Icon84 I have a memory, of which I've become...

I have a memory, of which I've become increasingly skeptical, of taping a piece of string across the inside of the chimney in the house we'd just moved into when I was 5. I know that, after I figured...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By Esprise Me
Nah, I think dishonesty and entitlement are key...

Nah, I think dishonesty and entitlement are key components of Nice Guyism. If you're honest about your intentions and fully aware and accepting of the fact that your favors don't entitle you to the...
Forum: SLC 09 December 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By Esprise Me
Re: advertising equal opportunities for women:...

Re: advertising equal opportunities for women: sometimes when a government agency or non-profit advocacy group goes after a business for engaging in unlawful discrimination, part of the eventual...
Forum: SLC 02 December 2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,286
Posted By Esprise Me
It's funny; I used to be so paranoid about...

It's funny; I used to be so paranoid about pregnancy--until I actually got pregnant. Granted, my abortion was no day at the spa, but it turns out nothing is so awful as the amorphous fear that had a...
Forum: Technical Questions 01 December 2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Esprise Me
Hi Karyn! I'll try my best to remember your new...

Hi Karyn! I'll try my best to remember your new name, but you might also consider signing your posts (see below) until snopes gets around to it or we all get the hang of it. Just my 2 cents.
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Forum: Rantidote 23 November 2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 66,349
Posted By Esprise Me
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: 946
Views: 66,349
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: 199
Views: 12,286
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: 199
Views: 12,286
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: 1,042
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: 1,209
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: 1,004
Views: 133,111
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: 34
Views: 3,358
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: 2,317
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: 308
Posted By Esprise Me
Squeeeeeeee!!! That is too cute.

Squeeeeeeee!!! That is too cute.
Forum: Rantidote 01 November 2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 130,678
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: 2,030
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: 36
Views: 2,523
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: 34
Views: 3,358
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: 1,359
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: 874
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: 803
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...
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