April 6th, 2016

bikes in snowbank

sense of smell?

How good or bad is your sense of smell? My boyfriend says I have the "nose of a bloodhound". Today at work I could smell someone's deodorant from across the room. Recently I smelled cucumber on my boyfriend because he was in a sub shop. He doesn't seem to be able to smell these things. I am sure there are things in our house that I can't smell anymore because I smell them all the time.

Dk/dc is it spring yet where you are? Or if you are in the southern hemisphere, is it autumn yet?

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scruffy alien

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How do you drink your coffe/tea/morning bev of choice?
I put cream and sugar in my coffee. I'm currently using a very artificial white chocolate raspberry flavour. I can drink my coffee without cream, but not sithout sugar.

What is a small and/or simple thing you're working on towards improving your health?
I'm working on reducing the amount of sugar I use in my coffee and substitute sweetener instead. I'm down to just one teaspoon of sugar and 2 packets of sweetener. (I used to put in an absolute boatload of sugar. About 3 tablespoons.)

Poll #2041571 What sugar substitute do you prefer?


Splenda (Sucralose)
Sweet n Low (Saccharin)
Equal (Aspartame)
Stevia (Rebaudioside)
Sunnett/Sweet One (Acesulfame Potassium)


Generic honey
Agave Nectar
Coconut Sugar
Brown Rice Syrup
Maple Syrup



DK;DC: What is something you had to do recently that is it's own little special hell?
I'm writing an annotated bibliography for the first time and omg. It probably has more to do with the fact my skimming abilities suck and I'm not very confident with APA citations, but jeez. It's hard.


morbid kiddie songs

Edited to add: For those who asked: I'm a volunteer "programmer" (DJ) at WYCE, an independent community supported radio station out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, worldbeat, rock, and folk (where folk also includes Americana, which is a sort of country-lite.) My 3 hour weekly shift runs every Wednesday starting at 12:00 noon EDT (that's 1600 to 1900 UDT). We broadcast at 88.1 FM. We have a live stream available at http://www.wyce.org and you should also be able to find it on itunes in the radio section under "eclectic", or on android apps like TuneIn. Our antenna is in the city of Wyoming in Michigan, so you might find us listed as Wyoming-Grand Rapids. Our fundraising week is starts this Friday, so you'll be hearing pleas for donations. Give until it tickles.

For my radio show, I'd like to do a set of morbid kiddie songs - songs typically found marketed as "children's music" that focus on death or dying. So far I've got Go Tell Aunt Rhodie (a really dirge-like version by The Wainwright Sisters, and My Grandfather's Clock. What else fits?


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move, you're blocking the TV

What kinds of actions from family/friends/SO make you feel used, undervalued or taken for granted?

If you've already tried discussing the problem and they keep on doing it, how do you proceed?

DK/DC: Do you wash new towels/sheets before using them?