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Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,947
Posted By Veruca
My stepsister has been working in the restaurant...

My stepsister has been working in the restaurant business for years, so if she ever had idealistic ideas about it, she sure doesn't anymore. She's really passionate about food, though, so I guess all...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,987
Posted By Veruca
I read a novel from the early sixties once that...

I read a novel from the early sixties once that illustrates thorny locust's most recent point well. In it, a white Southern girl is trying to defend the South from accusations of racism. Her argument...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,202
Posted By Veruca
The thing is, I'm not even sure what the cutoff...

The thing is, I'm not even sure what the cutoff age is in the Great Undershirt Generational Divide. My question was inspired by a throwaway comment on a TV show, so it doesn't have very clear...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,202
Posted By Veruca
Yeah, to me a "button-down" shirt is any shirt...

Yeah, to me a "button-down" shirt is any shirt with a row of buttons down the front, and I do button them from the top down. I'm guessing it's a US/UK difference. I've never even heart the expression...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,202
Posted By Veruca
I was using "kids these days" pretty broadly, for...

I was using "kids these days" pretty broadly, for what that's worth. :p

I quizzed my Facebook friends about this issue, and discovered I know at least a couple of guys around my age (thirties) who...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,202
Posted By Veruca
Huh! That's interesting. Like I mentioned, I...

Huh! That's interesting. Like I mentioned, I first started wearing undershirts as a bra replacement, but for some reason I just assumed that men were also wearing them, at least while dressed up...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,202
Posted By Veruca
So I'm watching the new version of Queer Eye....

So I'm watching the new version of Queer Eye. They're watching the guy they've helped this episode get ready for a date, and the guy starts buttoning a new shirt over the undershirt he's wearing.
...
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,442
Posted By Veruca
Doritos for Women? Not a Real Thing, Company Now Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/business/lady-doritos-indra-nooyi.html
Forum: Rantidote 07 February 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,947
Posted By Veruca
I also haven't been reading like I used to. I...

I also haven't been reading like I used to. I grew up as a total bookworm, but lately I just don't seem to have much of an attention span. For me, sometimes it helps to combine reading with another...
Forum: Social Studies 06 February 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,442
Posted By Veruca
From Richard W's link: Coincidentally,...

From Richard W's link:



Coincidentally, I was in England in the summer of 2002. I remember seeing the chocolate bars in the vending machines with "Not for birds!" written on the packaging. At...
Forum: Social Studies 06 February 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,442
Posted By Veruca
Icon02 Doritos, For Her

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/05/583399141/doritos-for-her



When I was young (late teens/early twenties) I was very self-conscious/neurotic about eating in public. I thought...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 244,439
Posted By Veruca
I watched "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" this...

I watched "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" this morning. At first I wasn't interested, since I've never been much into the National Lampoon. (I think I missed their glory days.) But then I found out...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Veruca
Watched it! Should we just have a blanket "Don't...

Watched it! Should we just have a blanket "Don't read this thread if you want to see the movie without knowing anything about it" rule?

Some of my thoughts:

1. Did y'all like "Event Horizon"?...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 17,040
Posted By Veruca
Yeah, I've gotten paranoid while high before (in...

Yeah, I've gotten paranoid while high before (in the distant past - I haven't used marijuana recreationally in years, partly for that reason.) But from what I've read, some strains are low in THC,...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 17,040
Posted By Veruca
Since Texas's first medical marijuana dispensary...

Since Texas's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Veruca
Netflix reveals surprise Cloverfield sequel will air after Super Bowl

http://ew.com/movies/2018/02/04/netflix-cloverfield-sequel-trailer-paradox/



I loved the original Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane. I'm not much of a night owl these days, but I'll probably...
Forum: Amusement Bark 31 January 2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 244,439
Posted By Veruca
I wasn't sure what to make of it either! It's...

I wasn't sure what to make of it either! It's both a dark comedy and a drama, so there were a few scenes where I wasn't sure whether I was meant to be laughing or feeling sad or what. I think I might...
Forum: Rantidote 28 January 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,947
Posted By Veruca
About well meaning but annoying advice: I have...

About well meaning but annoying advice: I have social anxiety on top of other anxiety issues, and I've lost count of the number of times people have tried to drop a truth bomb on me like "People...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 January 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Veruca
Yeah, that argument is pretty bizarre. "What I'm...

Yeah, that argument is pretty bizarre. "What I'm doing is no worse that what Nazi propagandists did! So...it's not that bad, right?"

As to whether or not the article is believable, nothing jumped...
Forum: Rantidote 27 January 2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,947
Posted By Veruca
Glad to know I'm not alone, Seaboe! Thanks...

Glad to know I'm not alone, Seaboe!

Thanks for the tips, mbravo, iskinner, and Cervus! I have a couple of relatives whom I'm "friends" with, but I have it set up so I can't see any of their posts...
Forum: Rantidote 26 January 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,947
Posted By Veruca
LTTAM: I'm about ready to abandon Facebook...

LTTAM: I'm about ready to abandon Facebook entirely. I have too many friends who post nothing but memes, millions of memes, whether funny or political or an attempt at both. If I accepted your friend...
Forum: Rantidote 23 January 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 117,511
Posted By Veruca
Up: An essay I wrote was accepted by a website I...

Up: An essay I wrote was accepted by a website I love, and I'm thrilled to contribute to it.

Down: I got the email telling me this a little after midnight, and now I'm too excited to go back to...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 232,758
Posted By Veruca
I'm borrowing some borrowed trouble! I like to...

I'm borrowing some borrowed trouble! I like to stockpile trouble in case life gets too easy.
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,536
Posted By Veruca
When I was in college, a couple of seniors got...

When I was in college, a couple of seniors got caught cheating on their second semester finals. They were so close to graduating, but got kicked out of school instead. The gossip was divided between...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 232,758
Posted By Veruca
I like the expression "borrowing trouble" to...

I like the expression "borrowing trouble" to describe fretting about something that may not even happen. I'm prone to doing it too.
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