landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|3 days 6 hours ago||My father is slowly||
My father is slowly descending into that, and trying very hard to act normal. But we know through his caregiver that he has times of confusion and can't remember a lot. The hardest thing so far is fostering the illusion of independence for him, while closely monitoring everything he does. He has no idea that we are telling the caregiver how to handle things and what to do. I think for man who ran a company, which my father did, it's very difficult to ask for help or even acknowledge that you need help.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I like the way you think,||
I like the way you think, Mabel Pines. And happy birthday!
|3 days 13 hours ago||Absolutely. I'd go now if my||
Absolutely. I'd go now if my kids would be up for moving.
|3 days 13 hours ago||In ten years, my youngest||
In ten years, my youngest will be 23 and I'll be living on the west coast after selling all my earthly possessions. I've already had two fairly successful careers, so I don't think I want to invest that much energy in work. I'm a creative person and a maker of things, so if I could find something to keep me engaged into my old age, that would be great.
|3 days 13 hours ago||The good news on that front||
The good news on that front is that once you reach a certain age, you begin to regress. But I'm pretty sure that isn't something to strive for (says the person who just bought adult diapers for an aging parent).
|4 days 11 hours ago||If I was a religious person,||
If I was a religious person, I would be plenty pissed at how the principles of religion(mostly Christianity) are invoked time and time again in this country to defend a particular agenda, usually one that goes against the very principles of said religion.
|1 week 16 hours ago||"My Kid is Average"||
"My Kid is Average"
|1 week 1 day ago||Legitimate question, but I||
Legitimate question, but I see no hypocrisy here. I personally am not the one saying yes to other people's children playing football. If I were, but then not letting my own kid play, then I would be a hypocrite. Everyone should make decisions that are right for them. It's a risk to play, but not every player will sustain life-changing injuries from just playing high school or college football. And once someone is an adult, he can decide for himself whether he wants to take the even bigger risk of continuing to play in the NFL.
My son is a pitcher, and risks getting hit by a hit ball but I still let him play. At the other end of the spectrum, there was one parent who was so fearful of her child getting hit by a ball (he played outfield and this was when they were around 7 years old), that she made him wear a batting helmet with a cage mask. Of course, she was a little nuts and didn't realize that 7 year olds almost never hit the ball into the outfield, so there was literally no risk of him getting hit. But she made her decision and I made mine.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow. I admire your courage in||
Wow. I admire your courage in the face of this. That's a big load to carry.
|1 week 4 days ago||I like German cars although||
I like German cars although we have an X3 and it's very underwhelming. I've always loved Volkswagens. Not so keen on Japanese cars.
|1 week 6 days ago||As someone who never played||
As someone who never played sports beyond 4th grade recess football, here's all I've got: when I was a young advertising copywriter, I wrote a commercial and David Duchovny was one of the actors in it. It was both my first and his first spot. He was pretty hot and so I was trying to figure out a way to get to know him better (I was 24, he was probably 26, and that's what young kids do). Anyway, between takes, he was throwing around a football with some of the crew, so I worked my way in and played catch with him. Needless to say, he quickly grew tired of throwing with a girl. But he had a pretty good arm.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||I knew when I watched him eat||
I knew when I watched him eat four large pieces of sheet cake at a party, each in one bite, that he was someone who deserved serious consideration. Also, he continued to help my grandmother walk from the car into a restaurant even though she refused to remember his name.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I am 99.99% sure you really||
I am 99.99% sure you really are Les Miles.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My husband "played golf with||
My husband "played golf with the guys" too. Hmm...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I've often wondered how the||
I've often wondered how the term "douchebag" became derogatory. I think douche in French means "wash" or "cleanse." Why not "used rubber?" That's actually more gross. And FYI, there's never a bag involved with a douche.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||I worked at a department||
I worked at a department store in Dallas when I was 16, in the men's underwear department. I don't know whose brilliant idea it was to put a teenage girl in men's underwear. I remember a caregiver coming in to buy underwear for the man she took care of. She didn't know his size, so I had to open all the packages and unfold the boxers so she could see them. They just kept getting bigger and bigger, and I found myself holding up a pair of like 46 boxers and she said, "Yep, those are the ones." I grew up a lot in that job.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Aside from human emotions,||
Aside from human emotions, how can a computer adequately respond to spontaneity, imprecision, and unpredictability? Human drivers aren't precise even when they're following rules. I know very little about this kind of technology, but it seems like having humans and computers co-existing on the same roads is a recipe for disaster.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Before you pull out the||
Before you pull out the pitchforks, hear me out. I love to drive. I drive a manual. I don't even believe in automatic transmissions. Driving is pure joy. So taking that away is heartbreaking for me. It brings to mind the movie "Wall-e," which was a satire of what we will become when everything is done for us. I think learning how to drive is an important rite of passage. It teaches us how to be responsible, how to deal with the unexpected, how to follow rules and get along in society. It's one of the first times there are real consequences for your actions. When a car drives itself and something happens, who's responsible? What does a kid learn from blaming it on the car?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I hope you're kidding as much||
I hope you're kidding as much as I'm kidding. Sometimes irony is hard to detect.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Haha, I'm so liberal, I want||
Haha, I'm so liberal, I want to take all your guns away, provide government funded abortions and have a healthcare system like the one in Canada. I just don't want no self-driving cars.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Worst idea ever.||
Worst idea ever.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Oh my. How embarrassing.||
Oh my. How embarrassing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I went back and watched the||
I went back and watched the trailer and got the same pit in my stomach and feeling the need to flee like I did 25 years ago.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||How about Jaws 3 - 6? Ditto||
How about Jaws 3 - 6? Ditto Rocky.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You probably shouldn't read||
You probably shouldn't read the book.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The most viscerally horrible||
The most viscerally horrible movie I've seen is "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover." I had to leave the theater and splash my face with cold water. Literally made me sick to my stomach.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Citation = Terrible name. And||
Citation = Terrible name. And terrible car.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Worst: the Aztek (also wins||
Worst: the Aztek (also wins for ugliest damn car)
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Also probably better than the||
Also probably better than the RCMB thread about how Connor Cook is getting screwed by the media, who have concocted this whole "Cook is a bad leader" story. He's really the best guy ever.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||But would it hit you back?||
But would it hit you back?