The Daily F Bomb, Friday 2/1/13

by: Floja Roja

Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:27:53 AM EST



Happy Friday! Don't forget to tip your server without leaving snide notes!

Questions, I has them: What was your least favorite subject in school? Do you still hate it? Do you have any phobias? What are you allergic to? Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to? What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Twitter stream...

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Friday 2/1/13
On This Day

In 1709,  Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, was rescued after being shipwrecked on a deserted island off the coast of Chile.

In 1790, the Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time in New York City.

In 1861, Texas voted to secede from the Union.

In 1865, Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

In 1958, Egypt and Syria merged to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted almost 3 years (it dissolved in 1961).

In 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they'd been refused service.

In 1978, Polish film director Roman Polanski skipped bail and fled the United States to avoid prosecution for having sex with a 13 year old girl.

In 1982, "Late Night with David Letterman" premiered on NBC.

In 1996, the Communications Decency Act was passed by Congress. It regulated, among other things, decency on the Internet. Parts were blocked and later struck down.

In 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107 disintegrated during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard. It was 17 years and a few days after the Challenger accident.

In 2004, Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl halftime wardrobe malfunction occurred. The Bush era FCC counted every single e-mail received, unread, as a complaint, even though many were in support of Jackson.

Born on This Day

1710 - Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (d. 1771)

1801 - Thomas Cole, English-born American landscape painter of the Hudson River School (d. 1848)

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1859 - Victor Herbert, Irish composer (d. 1924)

1894 - John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)

1901 - Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)

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1902 - Langston Hughes African-American poet and author (d. 1967)

1904 - S. J. Perelman, American humorist (d. 1979)

1906 - Helen Chandler, American stage and screen actress (d. 1965)

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1906 - Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)

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1908 - George Pal, Hungarian-born director and producer (d. 1980)

1928 - Stuart Whitman, American actor

1931 - Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation (d. 2007)

1934 - Bob Shane, American singer (The Kingston Trio)

1937 - Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers)

1937 - Garrett Morris, American comedian

1937 - Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)

1938 - Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor (d. 2012)

1938 - Jimmy Carl Black, drummer (Mothers of Invention) (d. 2008)

1939 - Joe Sample, American pianist (The Crusaders)

1942 - Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer (Monty Python)

1947 - Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)

1948 - Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)

1950 - Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

1951 - Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter

1954 - Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)

1954 - Bill Mumy, American actor and musician

1956 - Exene Cervenka, American musician (X) (and ex-Mrs. Viggo Mortensen, but I suppose that is irrelevant) ;-)

1965 - Sherilyn Fenn, American actress

1965 - Brandon Lee, American actor (d. 1993)

1969 - Andrew Breitbart, very angry American blogger and conservative political commentator (d. 2012)

1969 - Patrick Wilson, American musician (Weezer)

1975 - Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)

Died on This Day

1850 - Edward Baker Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1846)

1851 - Mary Shelley, English author (b. 1797)

1878 - George Cruikshank, British caricaturist and illustrator (b. 1792)

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1905 - Oswald Achenbach, German painter (b. 1827)

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1922 - William Desmond Taylor, American actor and director whose still unsolved murder was a huge Hollywood scandal back in the day. (b. 1872)

1944 - Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (b. 1872)

1959 - Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (b. 1873)

1966 - Hedda Hopper, American actress and gossip columnist (b. 1885)

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1966 - Buster Keaton, American actor (b. 1895)

1989 - Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918) This painting is of de Kooning by Argentinean painter Raquel Partnoy.

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1991 - Carol Dempster, American actress (b. 1901)

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1997 - Herb Caen, American columnist (b. 1916)

2002 - Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)

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2003 - Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (b. 1922)

2004 - May O'Donnell, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)

2012 - Don Cornelius, American TV host (b. 1936)

This Month is

American Heart Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Great American Pies Month
LGBT History Month (UK)
Library Lovers Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Fiber Focus Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Snack Food Month
Potato Lover's Month
Sweet Potato Month

This Week is

Shape Up With Pickles Time (don't ask me!)

Today is

National Freedom Day
National Baked Alaska Day
National Dark Chocolate Day
National Serpent Day
 

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Good morning, meeses! (2.00 / 19)
:::snore:::

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Answers for Feb 1 questions (2.00 / 14)
What was your least favorite subject in school?

Art and gym.

Do you still hate it?

I don't do art; I don't hate LOOKING at art, I just hate doing it. I don't play sports, though I do workout from time to time.

Do you have any phobias?

I used to be phobic about large dogs. I still am not a big fan of dogs, but it's not as bad as it was.

What are you allergic to?

Cat hair.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?

The entire Republican party!  

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

If I knew what they were, I might know which ones I liked and disliked.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


how could I forget gym? (2.00 / 12)
I hated gym! Not only was I so un-athletic, I was so self-conscious about my body and hated the communal showers.  

[ Parent ]
Ugh, I hear you. (2.00 / 10)
The adult equivalent is all of the fitness places there are  to work out, I cannot even fathom going to one. They may as well all be on Mars as far as I'm concerned!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Well, gee! (2.00 / 8)
I go to Mars 3 times a week! Who knew? ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I know, you and lulu (2.00 / 8)
both must mave a rocket ship!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
And me, too! (2.00 / 6)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Well you have someone fun to (2.00 / 4)
go with!

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[ Parent ]
I go to a gym several times a week (2.00 / 7)
it's different than gym class.

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

[ Parent ]
I give you and everyone who does a lot of credit! (2.00 / 5)
The combination of having to be social and exercise is just way too much!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Social? (2.00 / 2)
I see a trainer now and then, but the rest of the time it's using machines, wearing headphones and an iPod. Nothing social about it.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Well to me anytime that I have to interact (2.00 / 1)
with other humans it is social. Not drinking wine with and talking social, but still social enough to keep me away. :)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
oh me too (2.00 / 10)
art & gym.  my junior high/high school art teacher led me to believe i had no ability or talent or skill and never would.

now we all know that she was wrong.  ;-)  

i just needed different media.  

and oh that gym thing.  


[ Parent ]
I loved art. I once drew very well. (2.00 / 9)
HATED gym.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Add me to the art and gym crowd (2.00 / 6)
There seem to be a bunch of us here.  I didn't hate art, I was just no good at it and didn't really see the point.  Gym was terrible.  Gym teachers who let team captains pick teams should be sentenced to purgatory where they are forced to be picked last for at least an eon or so.  To this day I can't play team sports, I just kind of freeze up.  I don't mind individual sports at least.

[ Parent ]
I sometimes hated gym, (2.00 / 5)
especially when it involved gymnastics.  I was terrified to do vaults and flips.

And I did hate trying to create art, just as I hated shop.  I just can't make things.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
pshaw! (2.00 / 3)
you make me laugh :)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
Good morning (2.00 / 15)
Well, I hated any special events at school - field trips, etc.  I particularly hated school parties.  I was never socially comfortable and these events just underlined that obvious fact even more.  I would still rather undergo unmedicated root canals than make small talk.  I do public speaking so it's not the speaking part - it's the small group chatting I suck at.

I'm allergic to a bunch of antibiotics and all sorts of pollen.

I wouldn't know a present day fashion if it attacked me and tore my Ugg boots off me.  I do, however, have a 22 year old daughter and judging from that, it appears that wearing things really tight is fashionable.  If I could wear a friar's robe I would, so I'd venture and say "Form fitting clothes are not my thing."


Me too! (2.00 / 12)
I spend way less time outside in my own yard than I want to because there is always someone else out in their yard and they are ALL chatty. It actually makes me really sad because I  love to work in the garden and would love to enjoy the garden, but the threat of small talk keeps me indoors. Same with going for walks.  I even drive to a diffent town to go to target, the grocery store, etc. most of the time because I can't go anywhere without running into someone I know.  I feel your pain!

OTOH, I wear all my clothes busting tight, so we are miles apart on that one. ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
that would drive me nuts (2.00 / 12)
fortunately, all the backyard fences here are 6 feet tall and I am 5'5" ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
They changed it from 4 ft to 6ft (2.00 / 11)
a couple of years after we already had ours. Now it would be so awkward to change, especially the side of the neighbors I really like! I like them a lot, but I just need to be able to go outside and do my work in peace, but it is impossible especially with the kids because they are always calling me and saying hi. You are so lucky!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
in California (2.00 / 10)
you can have fences anywhere you like, even in the front yard (not allowed here) and there doesn't seem to be a height restriction, either. Some people's front yards are completely walled off...you can't even see the house. Somehow I think you might like that ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
Sounds dreamy! n/t (2.00 / 8)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Some neighborhoods here (2.00 / 6)
restrict fences in the front yard, but I have NEVER heard of anyplace in CA that won't allow back yard fences. How is one expected to keep dogs?

I'm nosy (you might have notice) so I hate when they build a fence around the front of some of my favorite Craftsman houses here. That just leaves the ugly bunkers built in the 80s and 90s for me to look at, and who wants to look at those? Then again, I'd do it to my house IF I didn't have much yard in the back. But one of the joys of living in a front porch neighborhood is sitting on the porch and watching life go by.  

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
It's just in Bowie that you can't have (2.00 / 5)
fences in the front yard.  It's not an east coast phenomenon.  ;-)

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
I live in the best walking neighborhood. (2.00 / 7)
It's mostly hipsters, who only talk to other hipsters, so that isn't a worry, and all the old 1920s staircases between the streets (it's very hilly) make it fantastic exercise.

How odd, I never run into anyone at the store anymore that I know. It used to happen all the time, but only when I was dressed badly and had no makeup on.

Sometimes I feel like chatting, but when I don't (which is far more often) I will go out of my way to avoid it.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I normally don't care what I wear (2.00 / 6)
to the grocery store, because I know I will never run into anyone I know. I don't know anyone here! Well, that stopped the other day when I ran into one of my tennis partners. I could feel her judging my half & half. Sigh. Now I have to get dressed up for shopping, as well as hiding all the fattening stuff under the vegetables.

I'm making Spanish Rice today and realized I forgot to buy tomato sauce. I was right there next to it, and grabbed a can of diced tomatoes, but there was a talkative older gentleman standing in front of the sauce and I had to flee before I bought any. Turns out I already had some in the pantry. yay ;D

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


[ Parent ]
FINALLY!! A good news story on the Internet. (2.00 / 6)
Turns out I already had some in the pantry. yay


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
The Spanish rice was deeeeelicious! (2.00 / 4)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
We didn't have school parties (2.00 / 7)
that we were required to attend, because I never did. No prom, either. I didn't even notice it come and go. But field trips were fun. I had a close group of friends, one who is on the Moose, and I am still in touch with most of the others.

Uggs are a present day fashion. Here's the one I hate: Skinny boys in skinny pants that are worn halfway down the ass.  What is up with that?  Or Jammy pants as outdoor wear?  Anyone here want to defend those?

I guess I should have specified that this applies to what is out there, not for any of us particularly.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I was at the 7-11 the other morning, (2.00 / 4)
and a woman in pajamas came walking through the parking lot.  It weren't pretty.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
The other day (2.00 / 3)
I saw a guy in patterned jammy pants and a pinstriped button down shirt.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Good morning. I am so glad it is Friday. (2.00 / 12)
Here are a few answers:

What was your least favorite subject in school? I am one of those disgusting people who was pretty good at everything.

Do you have any phobias? No

What are you allergic to? Allergies, I haz them. I am seriously allergic (we are talking hives here) to wool. So are blue jersey dad and Son 1 (wool gives them asthma). We don't know about Sons 2 and 3 since we live in a wool-free house.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to? I suspect that proximity to John McCain would also give me hives. Lesley Graham too.

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with? Leggings, no one wants to see that much of my 61-year-old butt.


wow, wool (2.00 / 8)
there are many other textiles, thankfully.  

[ Parent ]
When I went into the hospital to deliver Son 1, the nurses (2.00 / 9)
actually put a warning bracelet on me that said no wool and no lanolin. They were worried that I might come in contact with a product that had lanolin in it. Decades ago I helped butcher a sheep with stone tools as part of an archaeology course, and I suffered for more than a week afterward.  

[ Parent ]
I have gotten hives two or three times in my life, (2.00 / 4)
and I have no idea what the cause was.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Crab here. (2.00 / 3)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Not surprising!! (2.00 / 13)
In 2004, Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl halftime wardrobe malfunction occurred. The Bush era FCC counted every single e-mail received, unread, as a complaint, even though many were in support of Jackson.

Facts are for weenies!!

I believe that Sauron is on to something ... I know that I am very much interested in visiting Mt. Doom after seeing that lovely postcard from the abyss.

What is this nonsense? "Shape Up With Pickles Time (don't ask me!)". Of course I am going to ask you!! But I am NOT going to wait around to hear the answer.

Yesterday, when I heard that today it would be 30 below zero, I went out and stocked up on Dark Chocolate. I am obviously ahead of my time.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


is it? (2.00 / 11)
30 below zero?  

[ Parent ]
Nah. Just 21 below. (2.00 / 8)
Balmy.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
American Voices™ (2.00 / 14)
Gabby Giffords Tells Congress To Act On Gun Control
Former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, delivered the opening remarks yesterday at a congressional hearing on gun violence that later featured testimony from NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. What do you think?

"Come on. If everyone who got shot felt the need to speak to Congress about gun control, we'd never hear the end of it." ~ Janet Mooney - Unemployed


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Her compassion (2.00 / 12)
is stunning. Jeez.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Pssst! (2.00 / 11)
(It's The Onion ... snark)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Hahaha, oops! (2.00 / 11)
How sad that it is not out of the realm of possibilty. The Onion has been very close to real life lately, too close!!

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[ Parent ]
Not really! (2.00 / 4)
Really??

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Oh, the Onion. Good! (2.00 / 4)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
answers (2.00 / 13)
What was your least favorite subject in school? Science, because you can never stop asking why. Not to mention dissecting anything is disgusting!

Do you still hate it? Nope, I find it fascinating, especially since I stopped asking why!

Do you have any phobias? Lol! Is there anything that I am NOT afraid of? Let's see, my biggest are claustrophobia and arachnephobia.

(This one is pretty funny, I may have that too! Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology)

What are you allergic to? Cats and dogs. Good thing I only have one of each!

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?
Sarah Palin

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with? PASTELS!  Oh the horror!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Since there is no way to shrink comments on the Moose, (2.00 / 11)
I will not post any scary spider pictures.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Not. Gonna. Click. (2.00 / 11)
No way, no how!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Good morning (2.00 / 13)
I'll get this in while I can. Still can't post from work even w/work arounds.

What was your least favorite subject in school?

When I was younger it was math, but it came to be my favorite. Just took one teacher to turn it around for me.

Do you have any phobias?

I'm afraid of heights when there are no guardrails. I'm not depressed or suicidal in any way, but I've always feared that I'll get an uncontrollable momentary urge to jump.  Is that weird? If there's a fence or a window I'd have to open I'm not scared because I'm confident I could restrain any urges much more quickly than it would take to open the window or climb the fence. I've never actually had the urge mind you, just the fear of the urge.  Ugh.

What are you allergic to?

Something in the air that doesn't coincide with all the most popular environmental allergies. Annoying at times, but not quite serious enough to track down.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?

Dennis Miller is particularly grating.

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

Man capris.  Though the term itself has a nice flow to it.

Happy Friday, ya North Woods loiterers.


Man capris? (2.00 / 13)
Men wear capris?  

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

[ Parent ]
I think (2.00 / 12)
the capris wear the man.

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[ Parent ]
They do indeed. (2.00 / 8)
Years ago in a gay bar I spotted a young fellow wearing them and made up a song on the spot, which began...

The boy who wore Capri pants,
Those just-below-the-knee pants...

I wish I could remember the rest of it. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
Man capris (2.00 / 7)
is something up with which we shall not put!

I say we hire lobbyists and get a law on the books before they do irreparable harm!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
The "urge to jump" thing is very common (2.00 / 8)
Lots of people I know who are afraid of heights have that fear.  I have it a teeny bit, but as long as I have a good hold on something I actually like heights.  

It's standing on something narrow and high with no hand holds that really freaks me out for just that reason.


[ Parent ]
a lot to celebrate this month (2.00 / 13)
Imagine having all those foods at a "February Feast."

Answers to the most pressing questions:

Math and Science.  

Still don't care for math that much, but I love science now.

Yeah, a bunch of phobias.

As they say in the medical field, NKA.

I seem to be allergic to republicans who come on TV. Will not listen to them at all. I switch the channel immediately.

Not really up with fashion. Might be out of fashion now- laughs- but I don't really like the dresses over pants thing.


The dresses over pants thing (2.00 / 8)
happened briefly in the late 60s and thankfully died down quickly. I can see them over leggings, but not pants.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I've seen them fairly recently (2.00 / 8)
like in the last few years or so. Most memorable was JLo in Mother-in-Law. If you watch Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel (what? I like it), the girl wears that dress over pants outfit a lot. I always feel like they couldn't find a shirt to go with their pants, so just donned a dress instead. Bizarre.  

[ Parent ]
I like dresses over pants! (2.00 / 8)
They have to be mini dresses and very skinny pants. In fact I am kind of on a perpetual mission on finding super mini dresses that I can wear with jeans and leggings.  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
sorry to diss your favert fashions (2.00 / 8)
I suppose it could work in some cases.  

[ Parent ]
Quite all right, (2.00 / 8)
I am a little strange. Or innovative. I like how that sounds waaay better! ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
morning! (2.00 / 14)
cold, windy, snowy. Welcome to February in Maryland! :)

How to Shape Up with Pickles: first, get two 10 pound pickles. Hold the pickles perpendicular to your pectorals. Lift and separate.

What was your least favorite subject in school?

Math. When I dropped out of high school algebra, my teacher said it was the smartest thing I'd done all year.

Do you still hate it?

Nope. After five semesters of it in college, we have achieved detente.

Do you have any phobias?

Some things I am irrationally afraid of: heights. Spiders. Live volcanos. Disco. Perky people. Gin.

What are you allergic to?

Not sure I am allergic to anything, but I have a sensitivity to pine nuts, which means I can't eat most pestos.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?

TV game show hosts

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

Duckface. What the duck?

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


Duckface, lol!! (2.00 / 12)
Also, "Disco. Perky people. Gin." Ahem....

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
you can have my quota (2.00 / 11)
of disco and gin, you crazy thing, you. But do you really want the Perky People? I think not, especially the huggy ones ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
but, but, but (2.00 / 10)
I love disco and gin, and some people say I am perky. Are you kirbophobic??

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[ Parent ]
in my mind I was not imagining you (2.00 / 10)
I was imagining the people who run at you at parties and hug and kiss you and squeal at you. You are energetic, but you are not the person I was thinking of ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
whew! (2.00 / 10)
You know I am with you re: the squeal and hug and kissers!  ::shudders::

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
! (2.00 / 9)
((((              kirbybruno              ))))

I "feel" (in-a-many-arms-length-away-sort-of-way) your pain.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Not much for the squealing, (2.00 / 4)
but I kinda like the hugging and kissing!

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Kathy Lee Gifford. (2.00 / 10)
Mary Lou Retton. You know, perky people! Sandy Duncan.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Rachael Ray (2.00 / 8)
Giada Delaurentis. Does everything really warrant a big toothsome smile?  

[ Parent ]
Oh yes, now I see. (2.00 / 8)
Vanna White!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Hunter says that Mary Lou Retton is on the (2.00 / 5)
NRA enemies list.  They must not like perky.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Did you see the whole list? (2.00 / 4)
enemies list

Sadly, there are no explanations as to why.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Ha! (2.00 / 4)
Sandy Duncan and Kathie Lee Gifford are on the list! Perky People hate guns!!!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Heck, I always thought Lulu was perky. (2.00 / 5)
Have I been wrong all along??

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Yes you have. (2.00 / 4)
She can be cheerful, but cheerful and perky are not the same thing.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
he just thinks I'm perky (2.00 / 4)
because I get up before noon ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

[ Parent ]
heh (2.00 / 4)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Cold, windy, snowy (2.00 / 14)
but sunny, with the treetops waving gently back and forth. Lovely Here Near DC!

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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it's sunny here now, too (2.00 / 12)
I didn't even notice until I got up to get breakfast ;)


mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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I found your sensitivity to pine nuts (2.00 / 8)
is one of those genetic things like thinking cilantro tastes like soap. Not an allergy at all.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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oops (2.00 / 6)
when you asked if we were allergic to anything, I thought you just meant foods. I am definitely allergic to roses and most flowers that have a scent. And anything made from flowers, like perfumes and air fresheners and scented candles.

Woodsmoke annoys me, but I don't think I'm allergic. I love the smell of it but it makes my eyes water :(

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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A good fireplace or wood stove (2.00 / 6)
shouldn't leak smoke into the room, but yes, it is very annoying. It also makes everything in the room reek of wood smoke.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Your first 3 phobias (2.00 / 8)
are not irrational!

With heights, I can lean on the railing of a balcony 28 floors up just fine. But in a conference room with a wall of glass but no apparent barrier? Forget it! I am petrified (and I know that glass in high-rises is virtually unbreakable.)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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one of the San Francisco hotels (2.00 / 9)
has outside glass elevators. Had to ride in one once, and I nearly wet myself. Had to face inwards and stare at the door the entire way. ::shudder::

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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This is me, too. My first experience was in a hotel in the Crown Centre in Kansas City. (2.00 / 8)
I was not sure how I was going to get on the elevator when I saw what was in store for me. The facing inwards works fine as long as you turn off the part of your brain where you are convinced that you will fall out into space.

Have you seen that "skywalk" where you can walk out over the Grand Canyon on a platform with a glass floor? AS IF!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggh (2.00 / 7)
::runs and hides::

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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^^^ This comment broke the Recent Comments list, btw. (2.00 / 7)
I will try to add more to hide your faux pas.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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there's a Recent Comments list? (2.00 / 7)
and I broke it?

::puffs chest out::

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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I will never walk on that skywalk! (2.00 / 7)
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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I love heights (2.00 / 5)
I find it really calming to lean out over a high balcony and look down.  As long as I'm behind glass or a railing, I'm happy.  I would love to do that skywalk thing but it's hella away from anything else.

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I really don't see the point of that skywalk. (2.00 / 4)
Just a gimmick.  As if the Canyon weren't enough!

I'm lucky.

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I HATE glass elevators! (2.00 / 6)
I rode up the one at the Bonaventure with two work friends, and they kept jumping up and down in the elevator to scare me. Bastards!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Oh, I actually like those things. (2.00 / 4)
Kind of a rush!  =:-o

I'm lucky.

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Good mornin' ev'ybuddy! (2.00 / 14)
What was your least favorite subject in school? Math beyond my ability. I stopped at Algebra 1 and Plane Geometry because anything 3-dimensional was bewildering.

Do you still hate it? Anything 3-dimensional is still bewildering.

Do you have any phobias? Not actual phobias but almost: Walking, the telephone, crowds and noise. Yes, my everyday life and health are a bit impaired.

What are you allergic to? Calcium channel blockers. A doctor prescribed one for me once, then dismissed my complaints that my throat felt itchy. "Do you have a cough?" "Well, no, but-" "It's nothing. Next?" I burst into tears when I got back to the office. Now I think my throat might have closed.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to? Yes, many. Besides the obvious, like Cheney and GWB, the first ones to give me the cold shudders were Addison and Yoo.

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with? Bell bottom pants. Nobody looks good in them. Things I dare not wear? Anything wide at the top makes me look like a mushroom.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


Haven't the new bell-bottoms gone out yet? (2.00 / 10)
Now all I see is skinny pants, except the one I want for work, which are always boot cut, which I don't like much.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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The other day (2.00 / 2)
I was looking at a whole rack of bell-bottoms at Target. Maybe they were leftovers. I like skinny pants, they make me look taller and slimmer. Or at least I think they do.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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National Bird Feeding Month (2.00 / 13)
A couple of weeks ago somewhere here I linked to bird seed ornaments. They don't do well in the rain, and we had a coupple of rainy days so there was no food out there for a bit. When it got cold again on Wednesday, I put a couple out, and within minutes my beautiful cardinals were back, how do they know?!


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

they were waiting (2.00 / 10)
and watching

just to run across the yard and squeal and hug the ornament!  ;-)


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Heh, that paints a funny picture in my head. (2.00 / 10)
Oh, btw, I was about to come find you somewhere to show you this pinterest board:
http://pinterest.com/neverbore...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Good evening from 日本 (2.00 / 16)
Where on February 3 we will throw beans to ward off those evil spirits.

And, no they aren't Republicans.


where are the beans thrown? (2.00 / 10)
is everything ramping up for new year?  

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a qwik xplanation pickle:What R U Guerkin/At? (2.00 / 16)


zat u/renzo? (2.00 / 13)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Okay, I saw this in the comments feed and had to check in. (2.00 / 13)
Is my darling renzo here??!!

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Sorta looks that way, Aji. (2.00 / 13)
Maybe you can get him to 'fess up.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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You kinda have some idea . . . (2.00 / 14)
of what the last two years have been like for me.  There were truly days - many, MANY of them - when my physical pain was so bad, and everything else was such hell, that I didn't know if I could go on.

And then, out of nowhere, I'd get a message from renzo.  Just checkin' in.  Just letting me know that someone out there gave a shit that I was still around.  And it kept me going one more day.  So I love renzo.

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i love all of you very much and more and/always. yes shh. (2.00 / 14)


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I was 99% sure (2.00 / 12)
that was you, I am NOT 57 ;)

Glad to have you here!!!

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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thx. i didn't mean you beyond JaJa's birthday/coincidence#! (2.00 / 8)


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renzooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! (2.00 / 12)
I amzooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy to see you!!  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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thx,thx,thx,thx,thx, thx,thx/thx (2.00 / 8)


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Hai, Darlin! (2.00 / 8)
A little bird in WI told me you were here, and it must be so. So it's amzo? You can call yourself whatever you want, as long as you show up. MWAH!

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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I love renzo. (2.00 / 13)
When we lost him after DK4 made mobile access impossible, it was like having the sun go behind a cloud.

I was so thrilled when he found a way to get back online.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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It was. No poetry. (2.00 / 13)
Fortunately, I'd get an occasional message sent from his phone. So I knew the poetry was still in the world, even if not readily visible.  

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I think it must be. (2.00 / 12)
I saw him yesterday, too.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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heh I thought so too n/t (2.00 / 12)


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answers (2.00 / 12)

art, gym
no
crowds.  
aspirin
republican pundits
any. i haz my own style now.  


Art was my MOST favorite subject. (2.00 / 10)
At least in elementary school. Later it was music (chorus, chamber singers), followed by history, then (sometimes) English. I never really took to the maths and sciences back then, something I've come to regret since. But you'd have to pry my Liberal Arts out of my cold, dead hands. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Oh, and French. (2.00 / 10)
I had six years of French (from grades 7 - 12) which served me well when I moved to Quebec. I love the language and got to be quite good at it if I do say so myself. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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One of my most sincere regrets is that I did not insist that my parents teach me French. (2.00 / 10)
They both had heard it at home (growing up where many French Canadians lived) but there was a strong pull to not speak it because it made them sound foreign. The church I was baptized in was the town's French church and they had an early Sunday morning mass in French for the old people who never learned English.

The high school I went to only offered Spanish which is fine but it is not part of my heritage.

(p.s. My great-grandparents were "illegals", having snuck into America from Canada. Don't tell anyone!)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I had Spanish classes in sixth grade, but... (2.00 / 9)
...after graduating to junior high I jumped at the chance to learn French. I wasn't sure why back then, it just appealed to me more.

p.s. When I finally got to Paris, they told me I spoke French well, but with an accent like a Canadian farmer's. I was not overly displeased. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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I won't tell (2.00 / 6)
My great grandparents were Swiss immigrants and spoke French at home, here in America. My dad told me that French was actually his first language as he learned it from his mama, my grandma. For my foreign language requirement in college, French was a no-brainer. Sadly, I forgot a lot of what I learned.  

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morning, bombers (2.00 / 10)
* What was your least favorite subject in school?
Bible.
* Do you still hate it?
No, because now I can read it if i want without the fundamentalist editorializing.
* Do you have any phobias?
Nope. Sold my last one to a guy in Santa Monica last week.
* What are you allergic to?
nothing i know of.
* Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?
Mitch McConnell.
* What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?
shoes with long pointy ends that almost look like elf shoes.  I hated them when women started wearing them... when the men's versions started appearing, I figured the mayans might be right.

heh (i love the f-bomb series) (2.00 / 10)
What was your least favorite subject in school?

calculus.  i'm a lover, not a calculator.

Do you still hate it?

i don't really hate anything -- life is too short.

except beets. i'm okay with them existing, but srsly, keep them the fuck away from me.  

Do you have any phobias?

phobophobia

What are you allergic to?

nothing, that i know of.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?

kardashians?

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

pants.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


Fashion faux pas (2.00 / 7)
I'm not really tuned into fashion, so I don't know what I hate, except I can't stand 3/4 length sleeves.  I seriously go buggy if I have to wear them all day.

I like them (2.00 / 6)
and I even push my long sleeves back so they are at 3/4 length. Long sleeves always feel like they are in the way. I hate rings, too. And bracelets and watches.  

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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I can't wear watches anymore (2.00 / 6)
They just bug me when I'm typing and so I take them off without thinking about it and lose them.

I never tried wearing bracelets, but I'm sure it would be the same.


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Exactly! (2.00 / 3)
They are a hindrance to typing. I only wear a wristwatch when I leave my house (and my computer).

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I do that too (2.00 / 6)
push my sleeves back. When I'm watching TV, I notice many actresses like to have their long sleeves past their hands. When did this become a trend? Annoys me. LOL.  

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I like the look just fine (2.00 / 3)
but I cannot deal with the reality of it. Like long bangs. I like the way they look, but they irritate my eyes.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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If I wear long sleeves that are stretchy, (2.00 / 4)
I'm forever pulling them up and down my forearms.

I'm lucky.

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What I already said this morning by way of answers... (2.00 / 5)
Questions, I has them: What was your least favorite subject in school? Do you still hate it? Do you have any phobias? What are you allergic to? Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to? What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

In Junior High, it was Shop.  I'm still no good at making things.  In college, it was Calculus.  I was good at math until I met Calculus, and I'm sure I don't remember how I managed to pass the course.

I'm not crazy about heights, and I would never go spelunking either.

I am allergic to the pollen of many trees.  It's only a problem in the spring.

Tom DeLay, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, Darrell Issa, Dr. Phil, Oprah, Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra, Reince Priebus, Tucker Carlson, Rush Limbaugh, Jenny McCarthy, Dennis Miller... Uh oh, you've tricked me into making one of those enemies lists!

I'm too long away from the fashion world.  :-(

I'm lucky.


Oh, FR, if you hate "orientate," wait'll you hear this one! (2.00 / 5)
On FB today, my niece was railing against "irregardless," and a friend of hers said, "What I really hate is when people say, 'Let's conversate!'"

I've gotta say I'd never heard that one before.

I actually think it's fun and creative to work backwards from a word like conversation and make up a new word.  Of course, some people do it without realizing there's already a perfectly good existing word to use.  ;-)

I'm lucky.


Check tomorrow's tweets (2.00 / 3)
for one I had forgotten, but is really dreadful.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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always asking... (2.00 / 6)
What was your least favorite subject in school?

Really loved it all. Does that make me a bad person?

Do you have any phobias?

A bit of claustrophobia, but I've made myself deal with that and it doesn't really stop me from doing anything that isn't incredibly stupid (like cave diving, which is categorically not right).

What are you allergic to?

Cat hair, pollen.

Are there any public figures that you might as well be allergic to?

Sarah Palin

What present day fashion can you NOT get on board with?

Pants half way down (is that present, or is that already past? How out of touch with current fashions can one be and still be allowed in public?).

I am mostly stuck in my Old Ways (jeans and comfies at home, pressed jeans/shined black leather sneakers/pressed shirt and jacket at work, like a good suit mostly for the overseas crowd).  

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


The pants halfway down the butt (2.00 / 4)
whether baggy or tight skinny jeans, are dreadful. If I may add a terribly sexist remark, I will say that an entire generation is going to grow up being unable to tell if a guy has a nice butt!  

Sorry! ;-P

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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They may be selected out of the gene pool, (2.00 / 4)
can't run away from danger...

I have a nephew like that, lived with us for a year when he was 18. Razzed him relentlessly... (hi Antho! love ya', -uncle chris ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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BTW, that isn't a sexist remark (0.00 / 0)
If I may add a terribly sexist remark, I will say that an entire generation is going to grow up being unable to tell if a guy has a nice butt!

There is a vast area between being "sexist" and being "asexual". The fear of that area is one of the unintended consequences of the Equal Rights Era that has to be corrected.

It's OK to like nice butts.

:~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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