February 28th, 2015


Air travel and crafting

I want to take my cross-stitch on a long flight. The last time I tried, my tiny, very inoffensive scissors were confiscated :( I was able to sew for about half an hour before the hanging threads I was unable to cut off made it too difficult to work.
If I was to get a pair of tiny scissors past security (the kind that look like a pen, and only open up when uncapped), what are the chances I will be arrested if I am caught using them to snip thread during the flight?

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god bless the world

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We are thinking of moving to Austin, Texas, and have planned a trip there to check out the neighborhoods and the city in general.

For those familiar with it, we need some advice!  We're looking for a neighborhood that is:



-safe, but we don't have kids, so don't care so much about school districts

-we plan to rent for the first few months, but would to eventually buy.

Any advice?  I'd like to know where we should look as much as I'd like to know where we should not look.


Fashion * Dark lips

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Have you ever been told you look like you and your significant other could be related? Have they ever been mistaken for your brother/sister/cousin?
How does that make you/your SO feel?

DK/DC: What TV shows are you currently watching?
back winter

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Earlier this year I was like "You know what would be fun?!? Reading one book for January, two for February, three for March, and so on, for a total of seventy-eight books!" Also if I'm really bored in December I can copy-paste the cover images into Paint and make myself a Christmas book tree! It's ridiculous but I might manage it if I supplement longer works with plays, novellas, poetry books, etc. -- books you can easily get through in a few hours or a day or two at most. Can you guys recommend any, especially plays? I've read a good bit of Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, some Arthur Miller, A Raisin in the Sun, Our Town, and...that's about it.

Also I should explain that I don't plan on reading 3 books in March, 10 in October, etc. I'm shooting for at least 6 books a month since 78/12 = 6.5. I guess that's not too bad but I've only gotten through 2-3 novels a month so far and I really want to read more plays.

Tell me about your reading habits/preferences! Hardcovers, softcovers, e-books, audiobooks? Proper bookmarks, random scraps of paper, dog-ears, saving your page by just turning it over and laying it on a table, chair arm, etc.? Favorite reading spot(s)? Where do you usually get your books? Do you listen to music or do anything else while reading? Fiction or non-fiction? What topics, settings, characters, etc. tend to appeal to you?

What's the best book you've read in 2015? What are you reading right now?
  • piperki

bore me to sleep

I am too pissed off, ouchy and stressed to sleep, and I'm thinking an intensely dull textbook might be just the ticket. I wish I'd kept the undergraduate earth science book, that was the best for shutting off my thinkiness.

Do you still have any old college textbooks lying around? Really boring ones? What was your most boring textbook?