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Forum: Rantidote 17 August 2018, 03:05 AM
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I'm having a hard time getting people to take my...

I'm having a hard time getting people to take my money these days.

First I tried to book my usual pet sitting company for when I'd be traveling for my cousin's wedding. They only let you book...
Forum: Rantidote 15 August 2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 99,938
Posted By Esprise Me
That was brilliant. My thing I shouldn't...

That was brilliant.

My thing I shouldn't have to tell co-workers: if you want to reach me during the work day, text my work phone, not my personal. You know I'm in court all day, and you know...
Forum: Rantidote 13 August 2018, 05:17 PM
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Views: 99,938
Posted By Esprise Me
This is a problem with Yelp and similar sites;...

This is a problem with Yelp and similar sites; there needs to be a way to just comment on your experience (e.g. came to this restaurant at 6pm on a weeknight, was told there would be a 2 hour wait,...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 11 August 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Esprise Me
Pretty kitties! My parents have a petite...

Pretty kitties!

My parents have a petite black cat named Inky. I didn't know black cats were harder to find homes for; I might pick one on purpose next time. Why those beauties aren't in higher...
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 99,938
Posted By Esprise Me
It's generally not necessary to reply to a group...

It's generally not necessary to reply to a group email providing information just to say "got it." But if you must, at least don't reply all.
Forum: Business Bytes 08 August 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm more annoyed by the ads for the sandwich with...

I'm more annoyed by the ads for the sandwich with Cholula, where he keeps shaking the bottle while the lady's trying to talk.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 06 August 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Esprise Me
So...puppy ears?

So...puppy ears?
Forum: Rantidote 05 August 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 88,987
Posted By Esprise Me
Back in the mid-late '90s, I went over to a...

Back in the mid-late '90s, I went over to a friend's house and was horrified to see them using CDs as coasters (record side up.) This seemed like the height of extravagance; a music CD at full retail...
Forum: Techno-Babble 04 August 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By Esprise Me
Pluto is a bon-bon. Dessert-like, but too small...

Pluto is a bon-bon. Dessert-like, but too small to count.
Forum: SLC 04 August 2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,694
Posted By Esprise Me
Because it has a name?

Because it has a name?
Forum: SLC 03 August 2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,694
Posted By Esprise Me
Haha yes, I suppose one could read all kinds of...

Haha yes, I suppose one could read all kinds of things into that, but it's beanbag toss game that's having a hipster moment. We got into it at a local brewery that has a set, and we weren't the first...
Forum: SLC 03 August 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,694
Posted By Esprise Me
I agree with this, and it's something I was...

I agree with this, and it's something I was careful to avoid at my own wedding. We mixed things up a little bit; the wedding and reception were both in my parents' backyard, and we took pictures out...
Forum: SLC 02 August 2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,694
Posted By Esprise Me
Wedding planning sucks. My wedding planning...

Wedding planning sucks. My wedding planning really opened up a vein of conflict with my mother and my now-husband, and I still don't even think I was being unfair or unrealistic. I'm no longer...
Forum: Amusement Bark 31 July 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't think so. If they were willing to go...

I don't think so. If they were willing to go through the pain again, I suppose it could be modified or covered up.
Forum: Rantidote 31 July 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 63,677
Posted By Esprise Me
There's a school of literary criticism that holds...

There's a school of literary criticism that holds the author's intent as irrelevant and gives credence instead to the ways the story is understood within the culture. TL, you're part of the culture,...
Forum: Rantidote 31 July 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,585
Posted By Esprise Me
That must be so hard for her, and for you by...

That must be so hard for her, and for you by extension. Kitty snuggles have gotten me through a lot of stress and grief these last eight years; I can't imagine losing that when I need it most, or...
Forum: SLC 30 July 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,719
Posted By Esprise Me
I think you should be discussing this with the...

I think you should be discussing this with the police, an attorney, or a support person from a DV shelter or clinic. You know he's monitoring you here; don't tell us anything about where you are or...
Forum: SLC 30 July 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,538
Posted By Esprise Me
Totally irrelevant, but there was a performance...

Totally irrelevant, but there was a performance test question on the July 2014 California bar exam on this subject. IIRC it was some type of admin law thing about interpreting a fictitious town's...
Forum: SLC 29 July 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,538
Posted By Esprise Me
My parents go camping in Yosemite every year, and...

My parents go camping in Yosemite every year, and I join them from time to time. They go with a large group of friends, and most of them sleep in tents, although there are two couples who bring RVs....
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 July 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Esprise Me
This is beside the point, but did no one help her...

This is beside the point, but did no one help her edit that piece? It's not poorly-written; there's a lot of really great stuff there, but it reads like a brilliant first draft, not a published...
Forum: SLC 28 July 2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,719
Posted By Esprise Me
Plurabelle, based on Karyn (FKA KirkMcD)'s...

Plurabelle, based on Karyn (FKA KirkMcD)'s experience, I don't think it's likely you'll be able to get a new handle here, but please feel free to pm me if you need help or just want to chat.
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,372
Posted By Esprise Me
A while ago I posted...

A while ago I posted (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1978347#post1978347) about the colossal bummer of trying to train an attorney who just wasn't working out for us. Since then I've...
Forum: Business Bytes 17 July 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,436
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm not sure they did negotiate anything...

I'm not sure they did negotiate anything spectacular, or that Blockbuster had the capital to do what Netflix did. It seems like a lot of relatively new companies with a web- or tech-based business...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,445
Posted By Esprise Me
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Lashes Out at British Cave Rescuer in Latest Twitter Outburst

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-lashes-out-at-critic-in-latest-twitter-outburst-1531752197


The more I read about Elon Musk, the more he reminds me of Donald Trump, and the less...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 16 July 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Esprise Me
For the swallow's safety, I think you'd better...

For the swallow's safety, I think you'd better snap a pic and share it with us.
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