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  1. I wanted to share a couple photos of the sweet old man that we adopted over the weekend. His name is Mac and he is 15 years old. He and a large number of other animals were rescued from a pretty horrific hoarding situation. Despite how hard his life has been, he is an absolute love. ❤️ We’re hoping he has a few more years left to enjoy the good life!
    17 points
  2. I'd be willing to bet that many of the boomers complaining about these useless millennials who can't drive a stick are the same people calling their kids or grandkids for help with their computers and cable TV.
    16 points
  3. this came across my feed. made me smile.
    10 points
  4. Why is that funny? Was it really about the stick or was she just amused that an annoying person had the tables turned and had to deal with something that was annoying to that person? Because otherwise, it’s not roflol worthy that a person from a predominately automatic-driving country who can’t drive a stick had to go out of their way to find an automatic in a foreign country with different driving customs. At most, I can see stick drivers thinking, “Shew! Glad that’s one hassle I won’t have to deal with!” But roflol? What’s up with that?
    8 points
  5. I don't think it's anything to do with morality. It's just funny. If you know how to drive a stick you smile. Memes are suppose to be light-hearted. No reason for offense. There's also an ad campaign that uses the anti-Theft phrase. I can't remember what it's advertising at the moment. I wish we had a stick so I could teach my kids but we don't. My 25 yodd bought a stick shift last year and had a time learning to drive it! She was ready to trade it in, left it sit at our house for a few weeks because she was so frustrated then made up her mind to learn and made fast progress.
    8 points
  6. Years ago, someone asked me when I was visiting the US where I came from. I said 'England' (which is both true and usually better understood than Great Britain or the UK). The reply came, 'You mean New England?'. I didn't mean to be snarky, but what popped out of my mouth was, 'No, Old England'.
    8 points
  7. Oh please, NO ONE has ever said that men working hard and taking responsibility is either problematic in itself or "emblematic of all the other ills in the world." Seriously. No one. 🙄 Pointing out that those things alone are not going to solve the serious systemic social and economic problems we are facing does not in any way imply that "men working hard" is the cause of all social problems. The idea that men — largely young, white, middle-class men — are the appointed saviors of modern culture, and all they need to do to save it is clean their rooms, get a job, and be nice guys is inc
    8 points
  8. ...not to drive a stick shift? I keep seeing memes making fun of youngish people because they can’t drive stick shifts. One shows a picture of a stick shift car and reads, “Millennial anti-theft device.” Or the one I saw today, “Everyone’s talking about hijacking UFOs, but can’t even drive a stick shift.” And there’s an undercurrent of, “Stoopid Millenials! Can’t drive a stick! What a bunch of morons!” Why is not driving a stick treated as if it’s some sort of moral failing? Why do people who drive sticks act superior because they can and make mean-spirited fun of people who
    7 points
  9. To me it's like going back to a wringer washer instead of an automatic one. Or any number of things like that.
    7 points
  10. I used the grocery store for delivery service, and we cooked one entire meal in our room in an electric skillet that I put in a checked bag. The conference provided several more meals than was clear from the registration process, and they had basics like GF covered. From there, the hotel staff was really good about accommodating the other issues and also letting me know what was safe to eat. The food was outstanding, actually. I took a lot of snacks for the time spent at the airport, and security was only bothered by my applesauce, lol! I am not sure if I should've had it separate or if i
    7 points
  11. Good Morning! Happy Tuesday!
    7 points
  12. How would it look creepy for you to go back and peek in the window at your own child having a tutoring session? And why do you care if it does? (And I'm sure more people go into that corner than you think. Perhaps all the folks who need to read those foreign books. There is a reason your library keeps them in stock, after all.)
    7 points
  13. I didn't say stupid. Do not put words in my mouth. Everybody is ignorant in some area, and that doesn't make any of us stupid. And lots of people were badly educated in lots of areas, but that doesn't make them stupid either. The word stupid does not mean ignorant, and it doesn't mean uneducated, and had I meant that word I would have used that word. And what you think is at odds with the facts. When (mostly male) legislatures argue against adequate menstrual supplies for prisoners because some of them think that women can just hold it (and nobody ever told them otherwise), that harms peo
    7 points
  14. And I found out today that putting your Fitbit through the washing machine doesn't get you any extra steps. But amazingly enough, it does still work.
    7 points
  15. I find it bizarre when I see those types of memes.
    6 points
  16. I'm not watching - I think I saw one episode once many years ago and was grossed out. So this was my thought at the time - how could these women (then it was only the Bachelor) sleep with someone they know is sleeping with other women? There are so many many reasons not to do that! No offense but IMO anyone who would participate in that kind of show, on either side, is a sick or desperate person with no self-respect - and who the hell would want to marry (or be in a "serious" relationship with) either side of that equation?
    6 points
  17. Am I the only one who does nap with dh? I mean, he works nights. If I'm exhausted, I go up there and curl up with him. Not everything is a euphemism. Get your minds out the gutter, folks!
    6 points
  18. Guests spent the night last night. I didn't sleep as much as I would have liked to. Today: Put away 3 boxes min. Partially ✅ Decide where to put dressers (keep or donate, etc...) ✅ Son to his group ✅ Pick up something from the store for the party tonight ✅
    6 points
  19. Happy Tuesday! I already ran over to the science center to put the finishing touches on our club display for the 4-H Fair. The kids entries are printed and laminated and ready to go as well. We're heading over to the lake at 10am to hang with friends for the day, I have to leave at 2pm to come home and shower before running over to the fairgrounds for entry drop-off since I'm a chairperson. Tomorrow I'm running one day of camp with one camper. Then back to the fairgrounds for judging.
    6 points
  20. Library Grocery store Take ds to music lesson Switch over laundry Lunch Swimming Lesson prep Early dinner Hike Bath/bedtime routines
    6 points
  21. I've enrolled Gymnast in Chinese school for 3 hours on Sundays and the youth symphony's elementary strings program. I hope I didn't over do it...
    6 points
  22. Keep that in mind next time we decide to go on a road trip and toilet paper Jeannie's house.
    6 points
  23. Mom and 6yo get in Matt's car. Matt: You guys having a good day? Mom: Yes, we're visiting from New Orleans. Matt: That's cool. (to6) What do you think about San Antonio? 6: It's ok, but we're missing someone. Mom: He doesn't need to know who we're missing. 6: Josh got arrested. Binge watching videos on Cluster B personality disorders, not wearing my fitbit while I nurse an injury, killing literally hundreds of millipedes, trying not to murder my eldest. Geography spine gets here Wednesday!
    6 points
  24. Go to Starbucks to work on camp lessons laundry
    5 points
  25. I can't and I'm not a millennial. I have realized that it's a massive disadvantage in other countries though. Renting cars abroad, dh always has to drive. And there's always a moment pulling out of the parking lot with the rental where it stalls out like three times as he remembers how and the rental people just look at us aghast. Sigh. I know it's lighthearted, but it's also mocking. If generations were generally nice to each other, then "millennial anti-theft device" would be mildly amusing. But Boomers are downright nasty to Millennials. And Millennials, in turn, have their own anti-Bo
    5 points
  26. 5 points
  27. I have so much to do. Plus we leave for Alaska next week and the kids don't even have coats (since we lived in FL). What did I do at midnight last night? Started reading The Art of Racing In The Rain, even though I've read it before and even though it makes me cry my face off. Now I can barely keep my eyes open. Why?!
    5 points
  28. Yesterday I did laundry. And nothing else. Well, not true; I did the grocery/contact stuff run, and cleaned off the dining table. But none of the quilting, so....... ....get the green border done on DS18's quilt ....take DS14 to fencing ....dinner.....we're watching Shazam! tonight, so I'm supposed to come up with a theme. DS14 says "burgers" We shall see.... ....hopefully still work on stuff while DH is home this afternoon working on a presentation.....he's going to want company, most likely, while he works.
    5 points
  29. Good morning! Dh had an alarm go off on his phone early and because he is a man, he turned over and went back to sleep and now I am up. We had a lovely thunderstorm with rain yesterday, so the garden is watered and happy. I don't have too much to do today-some projects to start, books to read and things to declutter. coffee/paper bills write sewing room pick up/ inventory for next project check in boxes in garage for stuff for ds3 lunch with ds3 and grocery store run read for next year (economics/english/history- so much to choose from) ds2 judo
    5 points
  30. Woke up suddenly, realizing I'd missed the deadline to register ds for flag football. Argh! Have to find another league for him to play in. Having coffee now. Today is busy! Camp prep! Order SWB's new diagramming book. Order Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey Call mom Email about fall sports Kids to dentist DD to Bible study Order Keens for me and electric toothbrush heads for ds Go by tutoring center to drop off some paperwork Forgot! I didn't have a list! Will do this Thursday. AHG meeting AHG emails and clean out my gmail folders Pick up veggies ✅
    5 points
  31. BTW - the Target teacher appreciation coupon can be stacked with the Red Card discount to get even more off. I bought post-its, dry erase markers, socks, organizer binders for the kids and a laptop sleeve that I"m going to use with one of our wheeled suitcases to transport stuff. My tote bag isn't doing my back any favors. ETA: A shopping booya.
    5 points
  32. Yes exactly — implying that if all of the (overwhelmingly white, middle-class) males in his audience would just get jobs and be good dads, then society would sort itself out, does not even begin to address problems of systematic racism and misogyny, or problems with failing education, ever-increasing income inequality, and lack of healthcare. It's incredibly patronizing. He claims that the reason there are so many more men in positions of power is because men are willing to work so much harder and put in so many more hours. He loves to use the example of a high-powered law firm to illust
    5 points
  33. I love these conversations. Both the people/ideas being debated and, often, those speaking assume a non-working, white spouse and white male as the ‘norm’/default in some halcyon, bygone era to which they’d like us ALL to return. That era never existed for huge swaths of American men and women.
    5 points
  34. It’s just a poke back at the people who poke us elders for the idiocy we display in texting or in still writing with a pen. A reboot of the “when I was your age I had to walk to school uphill both ways in 10’ of snow with only a Levi’s jacket” meme. 😉 Not moral issue...just a poke.
    4 points
  35. Howdy, happy Tuesday! My brain is still apparently on vacation from work. But I am currently on a conference call / webex, so .... (I probably don't need to present anything but just listen - I hope.) Got the kids up, made breakfasts and lunches. Drove kids to summer camp. Yelled at kids for whining ungratefully before I had drunk at least a gallon of coffee. Another round of spraying / sunning the stinky van (but it smells better now). Cleaned the kitchen & some clutter. Washed 3 loads of laundry. Hand washed kid's leotard. Did my yoga & wa
    4 points
  36. Yes, this. AAA membership is $96 annually. We have never had a year when we didn't use it at least twice. Completely worth it, for us.
    4 points
  37. One thing that is interesting... I can't change a tire either. I mean....I have the actual knowledge of how. I totally understand taking off the lug nuts, take off the tire, put the spare on, etc etc. Problem is, I don't have the physical ability. The last time I tried to actually accomplish the task, it took me FOUR HOURS. In that time, DH could have driven home from work, changed it for me, and then driven back to work....probably in half that time actually lol. But there are no memes about not knowing how to change a tire.
    4 points
  38. Yes you can walk by, if you are able to be at the library at all. You can even pull up a chair and read within view of the tutoring room window if you want to. Everyone can go anywhere in a library. Who's to say which books you want to be surrounded by? Personally I used to love the foreign language section as learning languages was a hobby of mine (before my kids stole all my free time). But unless it was the XXX section or something, I would go there regardless of what the shelves held. When my kids were younger, they did a lot of programs at/near different libraries, and I had
    4 points
  39. Ugh - I avoid news on this drivel in any format. I'm pretty stunned anyone follows this garbage. And well Luke is an idiot for choosing to be on the show. Poor him nothing. If you're interested in a real adult relationship, not the best path. I suspect most these people are just titillated by their 15 minutes of fame and some money.
    4 points
  40. Juliet is now walking normally. Last night her natural excitement when dd got home got her using her leg more and the more she used it, the less stiff and painful it was for her (I think - just like it's good for us to swing and use an arm that has had a vaccination). Neko's bloodwork and urinalysis were perfect. So all I have to do is to tweak his food.. This morning instead of throwing out the rest of last night's canned food and just giving him freeze dried chicken (which he adores), I mixed the rest of the canned chicken with a lessor amount of freeze dried chicken. I wish t
    4 points
  41. We get tons of it in our CSA in the summer (well Kale, collard greens, chard, etc) and we've just gotten so we throw it in everything. My husband just made a batch of chili an threw a bunch in. I know that doesn't work for you because of tomatoes, but if you julienne it fine you could throw it into your favorite soup or stew or sauce recipes. We also make quiche or egg bakes and throw it in there too. Maybe with onions, roasted peppers, garlic, cheese.
    4 points
  42. Understand that this tutoring company already has set a designated place to meet. I wouldn't expect them to come to your home or another public place when they already have a reasonable place at the library. If the room didn't have a window, that'd be another story. It would be inappropriate for you to go to the librarians to suggest that these tutors meet in a different part of the library. You can ask the tutors but then it is up to them to say either, "we'll check into it" or "we're comfortable where we meet." At that point, you either use their services or you don't.
    4 points
  43. Honestly, if you haven't worked for many years and you don't have your BA yet, I would just start casting my net far and wide and take what I can get. When I hadn't worked for 10 years, even though I had the qualifications necessary, I took a job I really didn't want because that was what I could get with so many years of not working. I did that for a year, and then was able to get a job I wanted more.
    4 points
  44. I saw the movie in church when I was young. Now *there's* a story to pass down the generations!
    4 points
  45. DS15 is playing the drums now, so the house is quiet no longer. Guess he is feeling better.
    4 points
  46. Okay, on the brighter side my wizard camp covered my rent for August so we made it through the summer without having to use personal money to cover things! I'm setting up my schedule of workshops and stuff for September and I think I'm going to do a theme each month.
    4 points
  47. List done! I did hit a hurdle with the ground beef; when I looked at the package, the meat had turned brown, even though it was not past the expiration date. So I had to take it to the store to exchange it. This was annoying, but their store policy allowed me double the price back, so I earned an extra $11 for making the trip. I made Manwich for supper and turned the remainder of the ground beef into frozen hamburgers for a future meal. DH is out of town tonight; since he doesn't like sloppy joes, it was a good night to have them. My house has been unusually quiet today, considering
    4 points
  48. Corrie Ten Boom thought that my eldest sister was demon possessed because she crawled funny. True story from when she stayed at our house before I was born. She was a wonderful woman of faith but not all that experienced with babies.
    4 points
  49. I think anywhere you can sit off the side and peek in. I personally think the library space is fine if it has a window and I would just pull a chair over and plan to read nearby. Or ask if you could quietly work in the corner of the room during his tutoring sessions at least initially. I've done tutoring in coffee shops and I always buy a coffee. I think that is the price of using the space. So if a donut shop was a go to, I'd buy my kid one donut at the beginning and maybe a beverage and say that's it and see how it went. If you could set aside table space and plug your special need kid
    4 points
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