Some Advice

From here

I think a lot about supposed tos. What single women are supposed to do, supposed to be, the shoulds and the should nots. All of life’s little instructions are scaffolded around the life of a single woman until all that advice and good intention begins to feel like a cage.
Join the club.  Men are expected to be this and do that.  In the olden days, by doing so, they might have expected to be rewarded with a wife and kids.  Now for many, that hope is gone.  MGTOW, here they come.
Single women aren’t supposed to be angry. I hear it from friends, family, and in the comments section of this series — all the time.  “No wonder she’s single, she’s so angry.”. “You’ll never meet anybody with an ‘attitude’ like that.”
Let’s face it.  Even the attractive guys, the 20% who get the attention, don’t like angry women.  Not short term; surely not long term.  Why do you ask?  Many reasons; but primarily due to the fact that she is likely to not be a team player.  Either he stomps it  (perhaps a difficult task), or she loses respect for him.  It is a lose/lose proposition for the fella.
Does my anger surprise or shock you? It shouldn’t. I once had drinks with a man who told me I had too many opinions.
I am sure he ran away fast.  I had uber-educated aunts who always had an opinion about everything, even stuff that was not important or stuff that they didn’t know about.  I realizes as a tyke that I understood some subjects better than they did and that their proclamations about said subjects were worthless.  I vowed never to be like that.  Why would any reasonable fella want to bring that into his life?
This much time full of this much garbage would make any human being angry. And anger’s just the start of it. Dating has often made me hate men, hate being single, and even hate every waking moment of my life for how punishing it is. Why do I try, and try, and try and get nothing (good) in return?
     Simple answer – don’t try harder, try better.  Lets’s face it, the approach just doesn’t seem to be effective.  Probably the starting point is that she wants the hot, sexy, confident, perhaps with money fella.  These fellas have lots of choices, and can get sex without commitment.  She really needs to bring something that he really wants to the table, if she wants the commitment of such a fella.  Some thoughtful consideration is in order.
      Could she be satisfied with a fella that does not have the attributes that women find so compelling?  Could she be willing to take a chance on a young fella with potential, one that might grow in the role?
      Is she willing to look for a diamond in the rough, a fella that meets many requirements at least adequately, and perhaps some rather well?  If she is having so much pain with the current situation, could consideration of the ideas like the ones above be worse pain?
      So what is the answer?
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75 comments on “Some Advice
  1. Ame says:

    anger, in itself, is not a bad thing – it alerts us that something is wrong. holding onto that anger, though, becomes really bad.

    i don’t think anyone likes to be around a person who holds onto their anger – male or female.

    anger is poison … it grows roots in one’s soul, and if you nurture it like this woman seems to, those roots grow deep. who wants to be around a person like that?

    what can she do? well, the first thing is to get rid of her anger … dig up the roots and get rid of it. many people don’t want to do that, though. in the first Red Dawn there’s a line where the character says something like “Anger is like a blanket; it keeps me warm at night.” sadly, i only remember that line b/c my first Husband liked to quote it, a lot. he held onto anger, and it transformed him 😦 . anger is a terrible, brutal master.

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  2. h0neyc0mb says:

    She has “entitlement” issues.

    I travel alone all the time. Traveling alone is without question my favorite part of being single, and one of my favorite activities in general.

    She isn’t wife material .. and every man who hears about her travel(s) knows it.

    She’s broke (as a woman) and beyond repair. At work we have trash bins full of broken / obsolete equipment.

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  3. Liz says:

    She likes to bitch. Way, way too much.
    I only see marriage making this quality worse.

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  4. “Why do I try, and try, and try and get nothing (good) in return?”

    Who else thinks “try” actually means sit and wait for things to be handed to her?

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  5. Liz says:

    Who else thinks “try” actually means sit and wait for things to be handed to her?

    I get the impression that if she were just sitting and waiting that would be a big improvement.

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  6. Horsemanbombadil says:

    Men are supposed to….men are expected to….

    Men who can, those that do things of worth, do not doing anything because they are supposed to. They do because of reward, respect or self actualization to the doer. The effort is balanced to outcome before it is ever started.

    Supposed to is to do for belonging, acceptance. Women do this. The effort is balanced to the approval of others even if there is no reward for the doer.

    The removal of rewards has been the side effect of this experiment. Men are beginning to and will do accordingly.

    An aside.
    In all this we are all the same or equal, it is the assumption that the tactics that work are those of that work on females. Must be because of female projection.

    Freeing men from the burden of performance is the greatest gift ever given.
    I am supposed to but I don’t Have to.

    Yeah yeah no sex but the 1:5 rule works for men too. Ok 2:4.
    15-35 wanting sex, after 35 four decades of meh, I can do without it.
    But I get four decades of I don’t have to.


  7. earl says:

    Well the virtue that opposes wrath is patience…she could try that.

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  8. Apparently Shani is not familiar with the concept of “Divorced 6 times? Hell, maybe it’s you.” Getting angry is a coping mechanism for her? Refusing to acknowledge that maybe she’s the problem and not “society” is a coping mechanism for her? She doesn’t understand the difference between coping mechanism and diagnostic criteria.

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  9. Stephanie says:

    “Could she be willing to take a chance on a young fella with potential, one that might grow in the role?
    Is she willing to look for a diamond in the rough, a fella that meets many requirements at least adequately, and perhaps some rather well? ”

    I love this post, Farm Boy, and the last about Ton ❤ . This quote is what I did with my husband. YES we were crazy young 20 and 23, but it's been incredible growing together for 12 years and getting to remember all the experiences of, "growing into adulthood," together.

    Like Liz says often, marriage is so much better with humor and having fun with things – no matter what life throws at you!

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  10. Stephanie says:

    I’m cooking lots of eggs and bacon right now – lovvvve the smell of bacon!!! But just in between cooking and watching the kids play outside, wanted to let y’all know….

    I’m pregnant again!!!!!! I’m 3 months tomorrow, so should be in the safe zone now.

    Here’s a video showing the last 3 weeks development (soooo cool)!

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  11. Adam says:

    I checked out a photo of this Shani Silver woman. She looks like she could freeze dry your dick and cause it to drop off with a single stare from 20 paces. What she is complaining about is called natural selection.

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  12. Ame says:

    Congratulations, Stephanie!!! I am SOOOOO happy for all of you!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  13. RichardP says:

    Congratulations Stephanie. For being pregnant. And for avoiding the outcome described by that article FB linked to.

    @FB said: So what is the answer?

    Can’t come up with a correct answer unless the problem has been defined correctly. And I think the problem is that our exposure to the world (the media, the ability to travel) has been increased beyond our capacity to handle it.

    Living life requires us to make choices. Life is better navigated when the number of choices we must make are relatively few. Define the problem; gather information about the problem; generate possible solutions; pick one. That is easier done with fewer problems. Cannot possibly be done by one person when faced with thousands of problems (thousands of choices available to us, but we can only choose one. How do we figure out the right choice in such a situation?)

    Shani Silver does a good job of describing the problem in view; thousands of tinder swipes and travel from one part of the country to the other. All present information that can be used to suggest one’s life is not as “successful” as the lives being viewed. And not enough time or resources to investigate every piece of information (those other people encountered through media and travel) to determine whether the conclusion(s) we have reached are accurate. That was not a problem possessed by folks back when they rarely travelled more than a day’s distance from their birthplace during their entire life.

    What is the answer, FB asked. Shani Silver provided the answer, perhaps unwittingly: This is why we prefer to just stay home sometimes.

    Um – yeah! And let your parents pick your spouse – either directly, or by vetting the few men who are available in your much-reduced sphere of exposure to what is out there (referring to the lives of those whose access to media and travel was much reduced years ago). That’s the way it used to be, and still is in some places. How barbaric say some. How barbaric say I about what Shani Silver has described about her life.

    If a young lady’s goal is to do what Stephanie has done, which is the better choice: limit one’s exposure to life and let parents guide your choices, or do what Shani Silver has done?

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  14. Liz says:

    YAY!! Congratulations Stephanie and the Stephanie family!!! 🤗 ❤️

    Per Richard’s “how it used to be”, I’m reminded of Mark Knopfler’s Prairie wedding:

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  15. h0neyc0mb says:

    This is the best shot I’ve seen of her ..

    Granted a lot of other pics are hideous .. this means ..

    She cashed in on her slim body, long hair, and cute-ness for whore-dom and now that she has hit the wall she bemoans why men would pass her by .. “Entitlement” is thy name.

    By looking at her dress and choice of living location .. she is probably deep in debt or Daddy has cut her off .. heh!

    So, she got bad advice. She gives the same bad advice. And, complains that men don’t want what she has become.

    Men want young debt free, tattoo-less virgins. I bet she’s offended by that notion!

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  16. h0neyc0mb says:

    Laughter can be the best medicine ..

    Of course there may be limits to the levity enjoyed (re Federal Investigators usually have an anti-levity persona).


  17. h0neyc0mb says:

    Oh dear ..

    Men are discarding Sex Dolls now ..

    She was actually a life-size doll the man said he found in a dumpster behind a restaurant a few blocks away, according to police.

    What chance do living mouthy ones have .. bwhaaaaa .. endless jokes could be made .. but ..

    It just goes to show .. “It’s gotta be a mans fault!”

    The officers told the man he shouldn’t carry his doll in public anymore, according to police.

    Case closed .. shiv’ill’ree isn’t dead .. he saved her after all.


  18. Farm Boy says:

    Robots have rights, too, y’all! YouTube says so — at least, their algorithms do. After declaring that videos of robots fighting violates restrictions against depictions of cruelty toward animals, the video streaming site has begun removing the robot battle videos


  19. Farm Boy says:


  20. Stephanie says:

    Getting super excited about homeschooling this year… I’m starting them in September so that the nausea has a chance to get weaker. I can cook in the mornings fresh food, but when I open the fridge I immediately start vomiting. It got so bad a few weeks ago that my doctor had to prescribe me anti-nausea medicine, which only stops the vomiting… it doesn’t make the constant feeling nauseous go away.

    But back to homeschooling… I found out about Barnes & Noble’s online Marketplace where awesome books are sold used for sometimes only $1-2 !!!!! Got all his books and they are just SO GOOD! LOTS and lots of boy books like a whole Viking Treasury for Children with real Viking stories… Adventures of Huckleberry Finn… 3 Musketeers… The Odyssey for Children… Stuart Little… etc. Being well-read makes a great writer, and he’s already taking a computer course with me this year where we’re going to be writing his first book (!!!).

    And there’s a course he’s going to take once a week that is a Christian speech and debate club for kids that “advances Christian truth! It’s only 50 cents so basically a free course once a week that teaches how to make logical arguments for Christian apologetics :O 😀 I’m like over the moon happy about all this.

    It would NOT be possible if I’d been an idiot and kept him in the public school system. He was making all A’s but he absolutely hated it.

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  21. Stephanie says:

    Just wanted to let y’all know about that B&N marketplace. They still get you on shipping, but if you spend $35 in regular on sale books (not hard to do with them), then you get free shipping on those PLUS your $1-2 books!

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  22. Stephanie says:

    Total price (with the shipping for the $1-2 books) made it to where each book averaged about $5 each – which was AMAZING considering two of the books are usually $24 and $18 respectively.

    Sorry… just happy about saving the $$$$ and time I would have spent running around to find these at Half Price! 😀

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  23. Ame says:

    Richard – i thought this might be interesting to your daughter:

    Catherine Polka
    August 18 at 7:50 PM ·
    Autism moms or moms of kids with sensitive hearing issues….this is for you!
    I’ve had a lot of people ask me about Molly’s “Reverse Hearing Aids”, (as she calls them), that replaces her noise reduction headphones, so here you go! I have made this post public so anyone that would find it helpful for others to know about this, can share it.

    Molly was going into middle school and is aware that she is different and the noise reduction headphones she wears make her stand out. At an age when life is awkward for so many reasons, we were on a search to find something else to reduce the noise without it being as obvious. It was about a year ago that she was seen at Duke Audiology and one of the things I asked them about, were other options for noise reduction that were not headphones. She has tested as having VERY acute and sensitive hearing, and certain pitches/echo noises are painful in her ears.

    The first person we saw who did the hearing test, said the headphones are really the only option they have for noise reduction. Well, for those of you who don’t know me, I am not a mother that takes “No” for an answer. We saw the audiologist next and I asked her the same question. She gave me a similar reply. So I sat back in the chair and said “Let’s think about this. There are hearing aids that turn up the volume….so can you make one that turns down the volume? It would be like a reverse hearing aid.” She thought about that and said that they have done that for only one person but it was a little complicated and it was an adult. They have never attempted it with a child. I told her that something being complicated does not bother me, and asked how we could get this done for Molly. She said Molly would be the first child they would do it for IF they were able to do that. However with a child still growing and changing, she could not promise it could be done, but would look into it and get back to me.

    Fast forward a few weeks and I was asked to bring Molly back to get a mold of her ear and they would explain what the audiologists are thinking might work. We got there and the Audiologist said that they are going to get a mold of her ear like they would for a hearing aid, however what they are going to try something that might be effective and MUCH less expensive (insurances do not cover any type of hearing aid so it would be thousands to get something made).

    They proposed we try what they call professional musician ear plugs. I knew nothing about those so she explained it to me. They told me that it’s like when the lead singer from Metallica needs a pair made, they have to be designed so they can hear themselves sing, and not have sounds be overwhelming by the noise of pounding drums or screeching guitars. So with what they have in their ears, they are able to filter out a lot of that noise so they can hear themselves sing and their pitch.

    This made sense! So the audiologist took the mold of her ear, and just like with hearing aids, they let her pick out what color she wanted for her mold (she picked pink marble swirl), and it was sent off to be made!

    They are hollowed out in the middle and we have three different grades of filters that we can pop in and out. This gives us the ability to try and desensitize her by putting in a lower decibel filter if we want. She wears the middle decibel filter on a daily basis at school, and then we have the high level filter for things like fourth of July fireworks. The little clear thing sticking out of the pink, is for her to be able to pull them out of her ear. That also avoids having a sensory issue of having something hooked over the ear to hold them in place.

    For anyone worried their child could lose them easily….valid concern! That already happened to us! Therefore you also have the option for a cord to be connected from one side to the other and it goes behind their neck. Did you ever see musicians pull out the ear plug and it just hangs on a cord over their shoulder? That is the cord I am talking about.

    These have worked SO well for her this past year! She is a pre-teen middle school kid who no longer has to worry about standing out in a crowd with big headphones on her head.

    We are very open talking about it, so if anyone has questions I did not address, feel free to message me! The cost of these hovered around $300.

    If this post can help even just one child switch to these and overcome the social stresses they might have from wearing noise reduction headphones, it will make me smile that much more!


  24. Ame says:

    Stephanie – my Oldest LOVES B&N and often takes advantages of their specials – she’s on their email list 🙂

    we drove by there today so she could pick up an order that was under $35 so she didn’t have to pay for s/h 🙂

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    That’s when Richard Marriott of Evergreen said he used the only weapon he had on him — a pocket knife — to fight back against the wild animal, Sky-Hi News reports. Marriott said he slashed the mountain lion, yelled at it and tossed rocks until he scared it off, according to the publication


  26. Farm Boy says:

    The insult-them-until-they-join-our-side strategy has gained devotees since the mass shootings. While no fewer than five presidential candidates have called Trump a white supremacist, their fellow progressives are shedding their reluctance to say the same of his supporters.


  27. Stephanie says:

    I think y’all might appreciate this…

    ““As strange as it may seem to some, for guys like us it was a scene of somber beauty to see our enemy cut down and lying in pieces on the ground,” writes United States Air Force Master Sergeant Wes Bryant of dead Islamic State jihadists. Such raw intensity characterizes the new book Hunting the Caliphate: America’s War on ISIS and the Dawn of the Strike Cell”


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  28. jg1 says:

    As a math and physics instructor, I have noticed that many students in my classes are unable to articulate their thoughts and present solutions to problems in a logical way. It is obvious that the public schools have failed miserably at the task of getting students to do critical thinking. When you are teaching math, can you make sure to give your students a solid background in geometry and proofs because this is the foundation to logical thinking. I have heard from many a student that in high school geometry class no proofs are taught.

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    “Germans were more often the victim of a crime committed by a migrant than the other way around,” stated Germany’s Federal Crime Office in a publication titled “Criminality in the Context of Migration.”

    And crime statistics provided by the German national newspaper, Die Welt, unfortunately, bear this out. The Federal Crime Office stated that in 2018 230 Germans fell victim to the crimes of murder and manslaughter, committed by a least one migrant suspect, while 33 asylum seekers were killed by German suspects.

    The Federal Crime Office’s statistics in the area of sexual assault are even worse.


  30. Cough…”asylum seekers”… cough.

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  31. Ame says:

    i remember as a little girl that we couldn’t go anywhere that someone didn’t know my dad. that topic came up with him when i talked to him yesterday. he said that since he’s ‘retired’ he doesn’t run into as many people as he once did, however, when he came out of surgery, one of his post-surgical nurses remembered him.

    when he had his biz he worked with the local high school in the student work program … giving kids opportunity to learn and work in his office. one of his post-surgical nurses said that she worked for him in that student work program, and she told his wife that she remembered him, that he had taken care of her when she was a kid, so now she would take care of him.

    i thought that was a sweet story 🙂

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  32. Horsemanbombadil says:


    Out of curiousity I looked up this Shani Silver’s picture.
    Now I have to eye bleach warning myself.
    My god thats an ugly woman


  33. Farm Boy says:

    Precisely how green is the Blessed Greta’s planet-saving maritime odyssey?

    Some intriguing revelations about the crewing arrangements emerged soon after departure. It turns out that the three westbound crossing crew will be flying back from New York to Europe, while the replacement crew of five will be flying from Europe to New York for the return passage.

    So that’s three transatlantic flights for Greta’s Ark westbound crew to return from New York, plus five more for its replacement eastbound crew to get to New York. I’m guessing those flights won’t be in Economy, either. What’s their ‘carbon’ -footprint? Why can’t she just fly to New York with her father? Or even address the United Nations via Skype?


  34. Farm Boy says:

    Facebook policy states advertisers may not have “direct or indirect assertions or implications” about race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, religion, or financial standing. So the Women For Trump advert was banned… for referring to women.


  35. Farm Boy says:

    Instead of the “social issues” focus, the brand will begin to highlight positive portrayals of “heroic” masculinity, as seen in its new ad starring Ben Ziekenheiner, an Australian firefighter and personal trainer.

    Gillette’s “toxic masculinity” mess began in January when the brand released an ad accusing men of “excusing bad behavior” and portraying traditional masculinity in an entirely negative and stereotypical light.


  36. jg1 says:

    Well, ageism is the next #metoo…I guess it hasn’t run its course yet!


  37. h0neyc0mb says:

    Jack & Jill went up the hill with a buck & a quarter ..

    Both came down .. & Jill had two-fifty ..

    (She’s 58) .. WHAT A WHORE!


    [Channelin Adrew Dice Clay]


  38. Liz says:

    Instead of the “social issues” focus, Gillette will begin to highlight positive portrayals of “heroic” masculinity,

    Too late.
    And didn’t they already say the loss in sales was “worth it”?
    If they fire the CEO and everyone involved in that awful “woke” ad campaign, I might rethink buying Gillette. Not until

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    “The problem with all these real news sites is they’re reporting things that would have been satirical just six months ago,” said a representative for one popular joke-checking website. “It makes it really hard for satire sites to do their job effectively when all this reality is out there muddying the details of satire.”

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    U.S.—A new study surveyed everyone on planet earth and found that of all the 7.7 billion people on the planet, you are definitely the most oppressed one

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  41. BuenaVista says:

    It’s hard to exaggerate the cynicism of Gillette doing a 180 and assuming the dogs will eat the new “heroic male” dogfood, nine months after they ran the “this is how you castrate dogs, buy our product DOGS!” campaign.

    Understand, the same marketing staff did both. Aren’t they having fun?

    They’ll be correct in their derision and cynicism for their customers if the dogs do, in fact, go back to buying $5.00 razors.

    I like the three-blade Bics I buy at the Walmart, or I lather up and use my Merkur (German) safety razor/Feather (Japanese) blades. But I’ll be honest, you don’t use a safety razor in the shower, unless you want to emerge looking like a Mexican hoodlum. (When I have a guest I definitely use the safety razor, as I prefer to know where it’s been.) I can’t use the safety razor without thinking of being a little boy in the house’s sole bathroom with my Dad before all the medical shit hit the fan and … sentiment sentiment. He used Gillete blades, and our medicine cabinet had that little slot in its back wall where a guy slipped the used blades when pitted and worn. He would remove the blade for me, and I would “shave.” So I’ve been shaving since age three.

    My daughter went to college debt free owing to Warren Buffett (I bought two shares of Berkshire Hathaway when she was born) buying Gillette but he blew it out to Proctor and Gamble in 2016.

    Thanks to the (Anglo-Saxon term for disreputable women, begins with “C”) who do P&G’s ergo Gillette’s marketing, I now look at cleaning products to see if they are P&G. And pass, if they are. A benefit of being mature and single: you get to be as eccentric as you wish.

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  42. b g says:


    Hmmm, I might forgive but I do not forget. There will never again be another Proctor & Gamble products in my home, ever. Period. Full stop.

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  43. BuenaVista says:

    I have a GPS integral to my new truck but I actually prefer maps. I print out the Google turn-by-turns, cut out the text directions, tape it to the dash, put the road map taped to the center of the wheel. Mute the GPS. There’s approximately one person on this blog who knows why I don’t want to turn my head to see the plate errr I meant map.


    There’s a great guy living in the rooming house. He’s ex-Navy, ex-Schlumberger (this is to say, he’s not a moron) and he does some stupid stuff with these abominable wind turbines.

    He does EVERYTHING and goes EVERYWHERE by his truck GPS. Turn left, turn right, etc. He’s not sure if he’s in Minnesota or Iowa (we’re on the border) — because the GPS doesn’t care. Seriously, we’re out for beers, and he has NO FUCKING IDEA which state we’re in. I really can’t process this. Evidently, in the USN he didn’t have to navigate.

    Me, I keep a compass in my truck. I really do. My Granddad had a wet compass mounted on the dash, which I have threatened publicly to do. (A bit concerned I’ll get pulled over at 3 a.m. and a cop will say “Are you telling me you’re so drunk you need a compass?”)

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  44. BuenaVista says:

    I see no reason to forgive a corporation, despite their legal stature as a “person” under USA law.

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  45. BuenaVista says:

    Anyway, the deal with maps v. GPS Monkey Turn Left technology is context (positional awareness).

    Also, on long trips you might see something on the map you want to check out, or a two-lane that’s more interesting than I-90, and a GPS is not set up for that. It’s set up for monkeys. (But you have to bring your own bananas.)

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  46. BuenaVista says:

    I should really shut up, but I’m reminded of the time I was riding in my ex-gf’s fancy 4Runner up to the Cities and dozing off in the passenger seat because I, like, sleep 3 hours a night. Lurch de lurch. I woke up and said, “Where the fuck are we?” (Traffic jam from hell, industrial vehicles going “BEEP BEEP BEEP while they back up at 1 mph.) “I don’t know, it says we’re going the right way,” she said, pointing to the GPS. People, this doesn’t happen with maps.

    With maps, she calmly says instead, “We’re in this construction zone north of Mankato, on US169, like we’re supposed to be. Wanna hand job so you can calm down?”

    Alas, and we’re speaking on multiple dimensions now, she remains a GPS devotee.

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  47. b g says:

    “I see no reason to forgive a corporation, despite their legal stature as a “person” under USA law.”

    LOL, money is the only language that they will ever understand ;-D

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    Liz this morning

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  49. Farm Boy says:

    MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt: Female Politicians Don’t Have Character Issues

    ‘Let’s elect a woman, OK?’


  50. Farm Boy says:

    If you’ve been watching the 2020 Democratic debates so far — which has a record number of women running in a primary — it’s easy to forget that #MeToo ever happened.

    Why it matters: It’s the first presidential election since the rise of the movement, which the Democrats embraced. Yet the only presidential candidate who’s making these issues a staple of her campaign is Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s struggling to clear 1% in the polls — and the issues have barely registered in the debates so far.

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  51. Liz says:

    Mike came back from the camping trip (to scout for elk) last night. they were away for only one night (planned for two). I guess the salted pork and homemade hard tack didn’t cut it because when they go cell phone service the messages started coming in, at around nine at night.
    “Can you make pancakes?”
    “Can you put on a brisket?”
    “Can you make a key lime pie?”
    I really hope we never have an EMP.

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  52. Liz says:

    Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike Gillibrand?
    I’d like to tie a brisket to her head, and send her on a camping trip.

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  53. MSNBC


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  54. RichardP says:

    @Liz – thanks for the Prairie Wedding link. Don’t think I’ve ever heard it. The lyrics could provide fodder for several threads on their own.

    @Ame – Thanks for the info about the frequency-cancelling hearing aid. I will ask daughter if she has heard of them. But as the article states, this is under the pervue of audiologists – which is a field of study separate from speech and language pathology and has its own certification process. Although there is some overlap at the point that audiology problems can interfer with proper speech and language skills.

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  55. Liz says:

    Glad you liked it, Richard. 🙂
    Mark Knopfler is one of our favorite musicians.
    He has some really good lyrics, often about simple every day life events one might not ordinarily give much thought to.
    And he’s still making new songs into his 70s.

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  56. And he’s up there, what’s that? Hawaiian noises?
    Bangin’ on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
    That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
    Get your money for nothin’ get your chicks for free

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  57. Ame says:

    FB – that Southern Navigation is FUNNEE!!!

    i’m really big into using paper maps or looking at a map and diagraming out only the route i need or writing down directions.

    my girls and husband – gps junkies.

    BUT … my daughters are both dyslexic and get left and right mixed up (despite my emphatic teaching of it since they were born! lol!), so they do MUCH better with landmarks than left and right 🙂

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  58. Ame says:

    Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike Gillibrand?
    I’d like to tie a brisket to her head, and send her on a camping trip.


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  59. Ame says:

    But as the article states, this is under the pervue of audiologists – which is a field of study separate from speech and language pathology and has its own certification process. Although there is some overlap at the point that audiology problems can interfer with proper speech and language skills.

    i think this will be of interest to her regardless.

    what’s most challenging with a sped kid is finding the right thing to test for.

    that might seem simple, but it’s not. there’s just SO much.

    also, children are unable to articulate what you need to know.
    and … if they’ve never known any different, it’s difficult for them, even if they can articulate well, to tell you what’s ‘wrong.’

    anyway … all that to say … the more ‘tools’ in the toolbox, the better able to help and meet the need of the patient OR to direct them to someone who can.


  60. Ame says:

    there was a season where we wondered just how many more diagnoses she might have. it was … overwhelming.

    it’s just such a maze to work thru information … to find someone who knows something, anything, even just the tiniest, seemingly benign, nugget of info can lead you to just the right place at the right time.


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  62. RichardP says:

    My “yup” was for this comment from Ame: the more ‘tools’ in the toolbox, the better able to help and meet the need of the patient OR to direct them to someone who can.

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  63. BuenaVista says:

    Knopfler is played, as a crossover composer, on the excellent Minnesota classical network (he did the score to The Princess Bride).

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