January 10th, 2014

Geeky Girls
  • kadevha

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What initiated the last state of emergency in your area? How did people respond to it?

Brought to you by a chemical leak into the major river in my area. Everyone has been warned since yesterday evening to not drink the water, cook with it, or bathe in it. It is not fit for animal or human consumption & boiling it will not help. The only things we can do is flush the toilets & put out fires. The Health Department has ordered every business with a health permit to cease operations in the affected counties.

The response? Oh my, it's like the Apocalypse out there. People are coming to blows at the grocery store over water. Shelves are completely wiped out of the stuff. It's absolutely insane. People are complaining about going into work. One guy I work with (at union company) commented on a union post that he used a vacation day & will be filing a grievance to get it refunded.

My husband's and my response? Oh well, we have some bottled water that will keep the animals hydrated. We will just drink soda and wine! Yay! We can still use the bathroom & are very grateful we planned a vacation day in advance (going to a wedding). If we didn't have the day planned, we would have went into work. But wow!

Intermediate Goals

Do you guys have a goal list that isn't necessarily filled with resolutions? For example, a 101 Things in 1001 Days list, a 30 Before 30 (40 Before 40, etc.). How are you doing on it?

I had a "52 Things for 2013" list that I got over half of accomplished (I feel pretty good about that), and am currently working on a 40 Before 40. Looking for ideas and success stories!

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TQC - How do you react when someone tells you that they are grateful for you and seemingly just because you are there? Do you believe them or are you more hesitant? Do you feel like you have to reciprocate that statement? Do you feel closer to that person or do you keep your distance?
  • noachoc

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Surprise! We're going to a benefit party (silent auction, $70 tickets) for free! The only person who knows anything about it has told us that the dress is "fancy casual" but refuses to elaborate. What are you going to wear? Photos or links appreciated.

(Based on real life events, but I've already mostly decided what I'm wearing. I just thought we might have fun going imaginary shopping. I'm also curious about how other people interpret my husband's vague and apparently contradictory "fancy casual")

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Does anyone know anything about cat behavior? I've tried to google this, but I'm having a hard time even knowing what to google . . . but I did find this video which shows what my cat did today several times. Basically, when my boyfriend jingled the end of the laser pointer (it has a keyring on the end,) she opened her mouth all the way and stuck her tongue entirely out of her mouth.

Here's the video.

Why is this cat (and my cat) doing this!?!
It legitimately freaked me out.

When's the last time your pet scared you? How?
eat me

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Inspired by previous question :

What's on your bucket list TQC?

Any weird/wonderful things you want to do? Places you want to see?

If you knew you had a degenerative disease, but had at least ten years to live well, what would you do while you still could?
  • Current Mood
    curious curious

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My husband dislikes fish but because of health reason it's one of the things he can eat, so I want to make it work.

What types of fish recipes are your favorite? He will generally eat any type of fish even though he hates the taste. :(

DK/DC: what's your favorite meatless meal?