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The Lounge Starting a family when you're overworked Dec 17 2014
14:11 (UTC)
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What is your husband's schedule like? Does he work long/variable hours too?

The Lounge Do you ever work more than 40 hours per week? Dec 16 2014
12:37 (UTC)
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I'm salaried. Anything over 40 hrs I can bank for future use (there are limits to how much). There are ways to get paid overtime, but it's seldom approved.

Foods Nutrition facts when combining two products Dec 16 2014
02:36 (UTC)
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Assuming you adequately mix them, it would be 180 cal per 1/4 cup serving (the average between the two).

Or to think of it another way, it would be 360 (220 + 140) cal per 1/2 (1/4 + 1/4) cup serving.

The Lounge Been 5 days and he hasn't called? Dec 15 2014
14:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by ulalalaura:
 sending me a text saying that I should take it as a compliment that I was the one he thought about when he was drunk.

Oh you should, should you? How lovely of him to inform you of that.

 

Could be a case of drunk brain saying stupid crap, but it's just as likely he's a jerk.

The Lounge Been 5 days and he hasn't called? Dec 15 2014
13:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

2) Is the primary goal of the contact to exchange some kind of information or establish a time to see each other or talk?  If so, do.

This is where the oxford comma comes in handy. Do you mean:

Is the primary goal of the contact to exchange some kind of information, or establish a time to see each other, or talk?  If so, do.

or

Is the primary goal of the contact to exchange some kind of information, or to establish a time to see each other or talk?  If so, do.

 

Because I agree with the former, but not the latter.

I'm not big on oxford commas.  I like to be a little mysterious.  :P

I was making the assumption that she would be texting, not calling.  So I was thinking along the lines of the latter, eg, "Can I give you a call after work?"  I probably used commas erroneously there as well and I don't even care because I'm a rebel like that sometimes.  :P

If she calls, I do not suggest then asking to set a time to speak to each other as they'll already be speaking to each other and that would just feel awkward.

Exchanging info covers general conversation as well.  If she just has a strong desire to talk to him and actual things to say, even if it's just talking about a TV show they both like that was on the night before, that's legit.  Again, if her primary reason to talk to him is just to gauge his interest level, that's not legit.

See, despite the fact that she clearly states in her OP that she's thinking of texting, I didn't assume that. D'oh!

In that case, yes.

The Lounge Been 5 days and he hasn't called? Dec 12 2014
17:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Now I've got this ear worm.

Not sure why it took so long.

Huh, I don't know how that didn't occur to me, but now it's all I can think of when I see this thread.

The Lounge Been 5 days and he hasn't called? Dec 12 2014
17:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Agirl, you've earned this t-shirt.

:)

Well, it makes a difference! :)

The Lounge Been 5 days and he hasn't called? Dec 12 2014
16:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

2) Is the primary goal of the contact to exchange some kind of information or establish a time to see each other or talk?  If so, do.

This is where the oxford comma comes in handy. Do you mean:

Is the primary goal of the contact to exchange some kind of information, or establish a time to see each other, or talk?  If so, do.

or

Is the primary goal of the contact to exchange some kind of information, or to establish a time to see each other or talk?  If so, do.

 

Because I agree with the former, but not the latter.

Weight Loss question about "standing" and calories burned Dec 12 2014
02:40 (UTC)
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You burn 20% more in a day being sedentary compared to your BMR. 35-40% more if you are lightly active. Standing for 7 hours a day is not at all the same as sitting at a desk, and it's far more than lying in bed all day.

If you assume that you only burn your BMR, and you eat to lose weight, you will be undereating. So yes, it matters a heck of a lot for calorie estimates.

The Lounge TV, Imma calling you out Dec 11 2014
21:23 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by catwalker:

I found that if I don't make the quote take up the last characters in a line I never have to edit the link to get it to work.

So I link just a word or 2 or add punctuation and don't include that in the link.

Like this,

Instead of this

OK, both of those worked, but I've found if I do the 2nd one it will often not work. Have no idea why.

The links work because they are external links - it's the internal (CC links that get messed up).

Re: pictures in JE - I recently put a picture in my JE - it had originally been posted on FB. It was set to private on FB (only friends could see it) but based on responses, people on CC could see it just fine. I don't have FB linked too CC.

But uploading it to your cc gallery would be an easy way, if you don't want to have it up on facebook or similar.

Weight Loss question about "standing" and calories burned Dec 10 2014
18:32 (UTC)
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If you are standing for 7 hrs, you aren't sedentary. I would much more trust the calorie burn you'll get if you set yourself to a higher activity level, rather than logging 7hrs of standing.

Health & Support double standards? Dec 10 2014
16:15 (UTC)
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It is their job to look like that, and they have genetics and makeup artists and lighting experts. Being healthy is not part of their job. If (I don't know if all of them do) they have to starve themselves to look like that, and they get osteoporosis when they are 25 and are unable to have children, that's the consequence of their job, and their choice to make.

Football players ram their heads in to other football players, leading to concussions. It isn't healthy, but people (for some reason, I don't get it) enjoy watching them do that, and so the players get paid for putting their bodies and brains at risk.

If a person were to repeatedly slam his head into a brick wall, and then claim that football players "get" to do it and are rewarded for it, would you sit back and say "well, then you should too"? Or would you try to stop him from hurting himself?

The Lounge Ferguson grand jury has reached a decision *Update* No indictment, rampant looting Dec 09 2014
12:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

"You need more than a love of sports to be good at writing about them. The first time I tried to build an article around an interview with a monosyllabic high school athlete, it was clear I was working the wrong beat."

I'm inferring from your post that you're suggesting the former cop in the linked article was simply bad at his job, but doesn't have the self-awareness to admit it.

He was mentored by a police officer, talked in to joining the force, and worked in the department for 5 years. He isn't making a claim that he was the victim of racism, he is only sharing his observations about the way supposed suspects were treated. The only thing similar about Lou and the cop is that I understand why each one quit.

I guess my question is: why wouldn't you give the former cop the benefit of the doubt? At least the same benefit of the doubt you've been willing to give Wilson?

 

 

Kathy, I think Lou was regretting his misjudgement of the cop who wrote the piece, back when he interviewed him, and thought him to be a monosyllabic jock - Lou realizes that the cop was clearly far more intelligent than he gave credit in his old article. I don't think it was at all a "I realized I couldn't do it, he should have too" argument (if I understand you correctly). My take was that Kev was sharing the opinion of Lou, a man Kev respects (at least in the realm of fitness).

Please, correct if I'm mistaken or misinterpreting.

Maintaining Not hungry for amount of calories the calculators say i need Dec 08 2014
19:31 (UTC)
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You are eating large amounts of low calorie foods, which are great for filling you up for not too many calories (what dieters aim to do), but not so good for getting in the amount of calories you need without feeling like you are stuffing yourself (what you need to do).  You are eating bulk, rather than calorie-dense foods.

You could easily get the calories you need by adding a scoop or two of peanut butter (for instance, but plenty of other higher calorie options).  Two tablespoons of peanut butter would be more calories than those 3 cups of popcorn, and will take up a lot less room in your stomach.

Weight Loss did i gain water weight? or is it fat? Dec 05 2014
18:58 (UTC)
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Very likely it is a combination of water weight and the weight of food in your system that you aren't used to having in there, because you aren't eating enough.

Go back to your doctor. Work with them to get a solution for the constipation that doesn't involve you starving yourself and then having to binge to get enough calories. If the starve/binge cycle is related to other things in addition to the bowel issues that you've been having, get help for that too.

But your current solution (not eating) is not a solution at all, and it's likely making your condition worse.

The Lounge Meanwhile, at Goodwill... Dec 04 2014
20:40 (UTC)
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I wouldn't react well to someone telling me that "God put it in my heart to tell you that" about anything. I'd want very much to say "That's weird, because God told me to tell you to STFU. Maybe she's been drinking." But I wouldn't.

I got the most unsolicited comments during my pregnancy. With one woman, the conversation went something like this:

Her: How far along are you?
Me: 7 months.
Her: Wow - you are really big!
Me: No, I'm measuring perfectly.
Her: So you're having twins.
Me (through gritted teeth): No, I'm measuring perfectly for one baby.

Another woman told me that I was having twins, and when I said I wasn't, she said "You never know!" I very much wanted to tell her that while back in her day 100 years ago, they might have just felt around for elbows and knees, these days we have 3-D ultrasounds that give you close-ups of fetal ears. It's a lot harder to miss an entire extra baby.

The Lounge Ferguson grand jury has reached a decision *Update* No indictment, rampant looting Dec 03 2014
14:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by kathygator:

That stat is, by the FBI's (and Fox News) own admission, useless in a discussion about LEO shooting incidents because it is an acknowledged under count. It represents only a portion of jurisdictions, and is unaudited self-reporting of 'justifiable' homicides - but even by that statistic: African Americans make up about 13% of the US population, but are killed at a rate twice that.

Which is precisely the point.

Neither equal status and protection under the law or sufficient law enforcement oversight are 'movements'. They are constitutional imperatives.

And the picture you posted is photo-shopped. The original.

Yes, I knew it was photo shopped.  I admit, I was fooled at first, and I almost did post it in this thread, but then I realized it was a fake.  That is why I posted it as a joke.. clearly indicating it was a joke, go back and read the post.

Just like Lys's joke about the school children and I said it was just as funny.

I re-read your post several times, and it was not at all clear to me that you ever suspected that the photo had been altered, otherwise you would have said so. 

It seemed perfectly reasonable that you thought it was funny for a person to be so idiotic to create such a sign, the same way people treat the "Get a brain morans!" photo as a joke - they are making fun of the sign holder.

Weight Gain Do I look any different (before and after pics) Dec 02 2014
02:49 (UTC)
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Thankfully, you can't post pictures in the forums. Use your gallery or journal.

The Lounge Girl crushes - are they normal? Dec 01 2014
20:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Just because a monkey rubs my junk and I get hard doesn't mean I find the monkey attractive. 

Interesting how that example jumped to your mind.

The Lounge Girl crushes - are they normal? Dec 01 2014
18:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by meganr:

Heh, I read it.  The only thing I would want to mention is in regard to this portion:  "The most surprising findings was the strong physical response all of the women had towards the naked female doing yoga exercises compared to the man jogging naked. I think the reason for all this is because women in this generation was born in very oxymoronic time period."

So, with all due respect to men, watching them jog naked doesn't sound very sexy with all the flapping and whatnot.  I guess I could get warmed up by it, but I'm more likely to start giggling.  Couldn't they find something hotter?

Shouldn't they have compared men and women doing yoga naked? Because they might have only proved that naked running isn't as hot as naked yoga, and I don't think anyone would have argued otherwise.

I'm not clear what is oxymoronic about our time period. Sweet sorrow, The sound of silence, military intelligence, sure... but how were the [insert decade, because I'm not sure which generation was being referenced] oxymoronic?

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