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Forum: SLC 15 January 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,072
Posted By Esprise Me
My mom's new hobby is hosting house concerts. She...

My mom's new hobby is hosting house concerts. She and my dad go to see a lot of small-time singer-songwriters perform, and now they and various people in their social circle host these artists and...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,072
Posted By Esprise Me
I think this speaks to one reason for the...

I think this speaks to one reason for the diversity of sizing schemes available. I shop at a variety of stores aimed at women of a wide variety of age groups, and I could plot a graph showing a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Esprise Me
Yikes. Is this what it feels like to be a parent...

Yikes. Is this what it feels like to be a parent of a toddler having a meltdown in public?
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,072
Posted By Esprise Me
A friend in college taught me this trick for...

A friend in college taught me this trick for thrift shopping: hold the garment up to your body, smooth it over your front, and see if the edges reach your side seams. (Obv works best if you're...
Forum: SLC 08 January 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,072
Posted By Esprise Me
Even if you really do want to vacation at the...

Even if you really do want to vacation at the same place every year, is a timeshare really any better than buying property and renting it out when you're not using it?
Forum: Rantidote 08 January 2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,522
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm impressed you got as far as you did without...

I'm impressed you got as far as you did without it. I've always had a talent for leaving my personal effects behind, but I'm so addicted to my phone I haven't managed to forget it in years. This, to...
Forum: SLC 07 January 2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,072
Posted By Esprise Me
My understanding is that yes, they are expensive,...

My understanding is that yes, they are expensive, but some insurance plans give you more than you need.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 January 2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By Esprise Me
Welp, just booked another trip to Mexico next...

Welp, just booked another trip to Mexico next month. For their sake and mine I hope this gets sorted out soon.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 03 January 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Esprise Me
:lol: #9 is pretty silly though. Just give...

:lol:

#9 is pretty silly though. Just give up the ability to speak? Hahaha nope.
Forum: Rantidote 02 January 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 109,958
Posted By Esprise Me
If it makes you feel any better, I saw Come From...

If it makes you feel any better, I saw Come From Away last weekend, and while I didn't have to take the train, it would definitely have been worth full-price tickets if I did.
Forum: Rantidote 24 December 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 174,798
Posted By Esprise Me
Up: I've been having a great trip so far,...

Up: I've been having a great trip so far, including some amazing dives with bull sharks, really getting my head around the imperfect, imperative, and subjunctive forms in Spanish (and learning lots...
Forum: SLC 23 December 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm having trouble reconciling these two posts;...

I'm having trouble reconciling these two posts; can you explain?
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,578
Posted By Esprise Me
Give me the kittens! Not that I can take in more...

Give me the kittens! Not that I can take in more cats either IRL, but I will gladly take in everyone's dream kitties. ;-)
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 24,199
Posted By Esprise Me
Early (so freaking early) tomorrow I fly to...

Early (so freaking early) tomorrow I fly to Cancun for a 2 weeks and change vacation. Wheeeee! I'm gonna scuba dive and work on my Spanish and see Mayan ruins and eat alllllllllll the tacos.

Two...
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 19,377
Posted By Esprise Me
People around here do shady things like tail an...

People around here do shady things like tail an ambulance to cut though traffic, but last night was the first time I saw a car taking the cleared path ahead of the fire truck the cars were moving...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 December 2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Esprise Me
There was a reference to being in legal limbo;...

There was a reference to being in legal limbo; did the couple have concerns about the validity of their marriage license after one of them transitioned? Maybe they thought they needed to get married...
Forum: SLC 08 December 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,072
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't play, but my husband is an avid online...

I don't play, but my husband is an avid online chess player and suggested the following:

The easiest way to do this is probably on lichess.org. click on Tools then Analysis Board. If you don't...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 December 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By Esprise Me
Your dog is catting at a higher level than my...

Your dog is catting at a higher level than my cat. (My cat just decided his favorite delicious special broth that I buy in bulk because that way it's slightly cheaper than molten gold) is beneath...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,550
Posted By Esprise Me
There's a difference between saying someone was...

There's a difference between saying someone was justified in using deadly force in self-defense and saying the person they killed deserved to die. If, say, the Sentinelese had been able to hold him...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,550
Posted By Esprise Me
Ganzfeld, no one here is assuming their only...

Ganzfeld, no one here is assuming their only skills against an intruder were deadly force. Several people have asked you what you would have them do, which you have pointedly refused to answer....
Forum: Moot Court 30 November 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By Esprise Me
Why yes, that's a perfect analogy. After all,...

Why yes, that's a perfect analogy. After all, behaving in a sexist and condescending way is as immutable and integral to a man's identity as his race.

There, now I'm being sexist, and now you...
Forum: SLC 30 November 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Esprise Me
This is something I wish more men understood. I...

This is something I wish more men understood. I did my undergrad in Boston, which isn't the world's most dangerous city, but violent crime is definitely a thing. There were a couple stranger rapes...
Forum: Crash and Burn 30 November 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,550
Posted By Esprise Me
Ganzfeld, I agree the police are sometimes too...

Ganzfeld, I agree the police are sometimes too quick to use deadly force, but do you not believe that suicide by cop is ever a real thing? That is, do you not believe that no person ever killed by...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 109,958
Posted By Esprise Me
I carry cash. Always have, always will; I learned...

I carry cash. Always have, always will; I learned long ago that sometimes it's the only form of currency you can use. That remains true even with all the options available today (including Venmo,...
Forum: Moot Court 27 November 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,235
Posted By Esprise Me
Virginia does have an imperfect self-defense...

Virginia does have an imperfect self-defense statute, which reduces the charges based on a genuine but unreasonable belief of imminent danger.
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