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About nmoira

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  • Birthday February 21

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    Two blocks from a tattoo parlour, three pubs, a library, a wine shop, and an independent coffee shop in Portlandia.

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  1. nmoira

    Ask an atheist

    Thanks. I'll go back and edit my post.
  2. nmoira

    Ask an atheist

  3. nmoira

    Ask an atheist

    To leave my kids and husband behind? My friends? To lose the rest of what I would have hoped to be a much longer life? I would't worry for myself because I believe death is the end except for memories of us and our works, though I would regret, perhaps despair, at not having a chance for more. But my kids, that's what would be foremost in my mind.
  4. nmoira

    Ask an atheist

    I am a skeptic, and my atheism follows that. However, I've also identified as atheist since the age of 8, when I told my parents I could not longer go to church (Anglican) because it would be hypocritical. ETA: Other -ists ... feminist, socialist, beerist
  5. nmoira

    Glasses Worth it w/Mild Prescription?

    I've been told that depth perception can suffer one "gets by" without glasses when one eye has a significantly stronger prescription than the other because of (IIRC) over-reliance on the stronger eye. But when the correction is the same... and so slight. Barring strain or headaches, I'd be inclined to do without.
  6. nmoira

    I really hate the term USians

    This is something I've never heard asserted by an American except out of ignorance. Mind, I'm Canadian, and like most Canadians grew up within driving distance to the US border so I've been hearing "American" since my earliest memories... though we usually went to "the States" rather than "the US." ETA: And now that I think about it, never "to America."
  7. nmoira

    I really hate the term USians

    Sorry, I must have missed your post. :)
  8. nmoira

    I really hate the term USians

    I care because I'm curious. I like to hear about how those in other cultures view things. :)
  9. nmoira

    I really hate the term USians

    But is it considered offensive that most citizens of the US call themselves Americans?
  10. nmoira

    I really hate the term USians

    But where are these hordes of the offended? I've never met anyone who discussed the "issue" in more serious terms than idle speculation.
  11. nmoira

    I really hate the term USians

    I didn't realize it was a thing. The only person I've seen use it is on these boards. Off to Google.
  12. Douglas Adams' Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is $1.99 in the Kindle edition today. Wonderful book.

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    2. stripe


      I've watched some of the Dirk Gently tv shows -- pretty interesting!

    3. GailV


      Already have it in paperback!

    4. Kerileanne99


      Oy! A bonus Christmas prezzie!

      Says the girl whose Scottish hubby introduced her to Hitchhiker's Guide and all was forever changed...

  13. My eldest turns 12 tomorrow. *sniff* She's asked to try "cricket" sushi (there's a place... there's always a place) and for us to make (safely) edible cookie dough in lieu of cake. I don't know which sounds worse to me. :D

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    2. nmoira


      Grasshoppers consumed (she's not sure she'll order them again). Cookie dough made (big hit). Back from the play (meh). Friend over (yay!). My duties are done until dinner. Good birthday so far.


      Diane, I hope the girls have a great birthday and enjoy their pickles. :D

    3. elegantlion
    4. 54879525


      Sorry this is late. Happy birthday!!!


      She is a brave and adventurous girl!

  14. Snow Day! The first in a couple years. Mmmmmm. Cocoa.

  15. Been listening to Lorde all morning. Just can't stop. Is that a character flaw?

    1. elegantlion


      At least it's not Jack Johnson or whoever that Jack dude is.


    2. nmoira


      LOL. I haven't had the guts to YouTube him. Probably for the best.

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