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Meirav M. has been at 5 events

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Jo Lane4,005Did you not mark your calendars? Shame, shame. Last year +Scott Cramer dared me to sit under my desk at work and share a picture; I did, he reshared and viral chaos ensued ;P It was so much fun that we decided to make it an annual event, so get under your desk (or kitchen table or coffee table), take a pic and post it on G+ with the ridiculously long hashtag #InternationalTakeAPictureUnderYourDeskDay ! And, mind your noggin. Last year some companies even got their whole office involved; along with kids and pets - sitting under your desk is for everyone ;P It's Friday. You aren't really working anyway. Original post from 2012: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ScottCramer/posts/ZpCndemLEQ5#+ScottCramer/posts/ZpCndemLEQ5#InternationalTakeAPictureUnderYourDeskDay2013-11-08 01:00:0054  
UK Photography Community361,489*PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit out about page for more details.*  _The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH SEASIDE* photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. *This event is held in support of the +UK Seaside Photowalk 2013   curated by +Athena Carey  & +Andy Bitterer (and is not affilated with the UKPC). Please visit their "about page" for more information regarding the Photowalk taking place later this year.*_ *A MAXIMUM ENTRY OF THREE IMAGES PER PERSON* *THEY MUST FIT THE THEME & THE IMAGES MUST BELONG TO YOU*        ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of a COASTAL AREA in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add your comment (some information about the image and yourself.) Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                 ↓ *this is a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris  info only - What are Crown Dependencies? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependenciesyour images of the GREAT BRITISH SEASIDE2013-01-30 10:00:00131  
UK Photography Community361,489JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED  ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNER *PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit out about page for more details.*  _The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ *NO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES* *BUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                       *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is an ALL WEEK LONG event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris A celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom2013-01-25 13:00:00202  
Jacob Dix37,043Post your sky images here. Comment on other's sky images. Mobile, DSLR, film are welcome. Have fun. The sky is beautiful.Sky 3!2012-09-29 00:30:0033  
Jacob Dix37,043For some time now I have been doing a project, an experiment, an exploration, a study in light. My object has been the sky, through the limited vantage point of my kitchen window and my backyard. The result, so far, is this album called *Sky*: http://goo.gl/phGuR Forget about that for right now. Show everyone your own sky! The best, the worst. I've seen people mention avoiding it because it means they have no "object" to shoot. Don't listen to those people. It is the most challenging palette of light there is. Let's see 'em! You have a full day and a half! Please spread the word too.Sky!2012-09-02 00:00:0023  

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2016-05-03 17:51:17 (28 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

don't panic
I'm alive. Thanks be to God. I'm bruised but that's all.
My car though...

I was just heading for the supermarket when a car came out of a drive and drove right into my left side (passenger side). The next thing I knew I was driving right into a parked car.

Am home now. Have had the obligatory cup of tea and medicinal ginger nut. Husband is on the phone with the insurance company. I think Ibuprofen and frozen peas are going to feature heavily in my life in the next few days.

Oh, and one little tip I can share: airbags are kind of useful. (I didn't have one, hence my bruises. Chest hitting steering wheel is not fun, neither is it very pleasant to bash your leg into the dashboard. On the other hand, thank God for seatbelts. I don't think I'd be here otherwise.)

Most reshares: 2

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2016-05-01 15:53:06 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"The biscuits appeared on our street in North Leamington on Tuesday night. I first saw them at around 10pm and felt the twinge of sympathy natural for such a horrible scene.

"The next day my flatmate said that daffodils & a candle had appeared next to the biscuits, and that a shrine was developing..."

this is so full of awesome. <3

(via several people's plusspam)

Most plusones: 20

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2016-04-29 00:54:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Heh:

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2016-05-03 17:51:17 (28 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

don't panic
I'm alive. Thanks be to God. I'm bruised but that's all.
My car though...

I was just heading for the supermarket when a car came out of a drive and drove right into my left side (passenger side). The next thing I knew I was driving right into a parked car.

Am home now. Have had the obligatory cup of tea and medicinal ginger nut. Husband is on the phone with the insurance company. I think Ibuprofen and frozen peas are going to feature heavily in my life in the next few days.

Oh, and one little tip I can share: airbags are kind of useful. (I didn't have one, hence my bruises. Chest hitting steering wheel is not fun, neither is it very pleasant to bash your leg into the dashboard. On the other hand, thank God for seatbelts. I don't think I'd be here otherwise.)

don't panic
I'm alive. Thanks be to God. I'm bruised but that's all.
My car though...

I was just heading for the supermarket when a car came out of a drive and drove right into my left side (passenger side). The next thing I knew I was driving right into a parked car.

Am home now. Have had the obligatory cup of tea and medicinal ginger nut. Husband is on the phone with the insurance company. I think Ibuprofen and frozen peas are going to feature heavily in my life in the next few days.

Oh, and one little tip I can share: airbags are kind of useful. (I didn't have one, hence my bruises. Chest hitting steering wheel is not fun, neither is it very pleasant to bash your leg into the dashboard. On the other hand, thank God for seatbelts. I don't think I'd be here otherwise.)___

2016-05-03 14:34:41 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

ok, meirav, time to unglue yourself from the sofa+laptop and go do the weekly food foraging thing.

#laters  

ok, meirav, time to unglue yourself from the sofa+laptop and go do the weekly food foraging thing.

#laters  ___

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2016-05-03 14:24:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

filed under: you couldn't make this up

#HuffPo  

filed under: you couldn't make this up

#HuffPo  ___

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2016-05-03 13:34:20 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Hey, everyone, the goog tells me today is +Ayoub Khote's birthday! Time to celebrate!

Hey, everyone, the goog tells me today is +Ayoub Khote's birthday! Time to celebrate!___

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2016-05-02 23:57:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

stated reason does not compute

#hhgttg  

stated reason does not compute

#hhgttg  ___

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2016-05-02 23:54:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

oh no, not again...

#hhgttg  

oh no, not again...

#hhgttg  ___

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2016-05-02 23:04:44 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

giggles

Available in both first class and coach, the button is as easy to use as the overhead light and can be pressed as many times as desired by any passenger hoping to arrive at their destination a little sooner. What’s more, each button sends its own individual signal directly to the cockpit, alerting the pilot of each request to fly faster with a loud siren and flashing lights on their instrument panel to ensure that they receive passenger wishes as quickly as possible.___giggles

2016-05-02 22:04:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

yup. been there, done that, got the extra kilos to show for it.

Sharing this not because of the show itself, but because of the results of a followup study.    (Please, no comments on how terrible the show is; we all already know that.)

Researchers knew that just about anyone who deliberately loses weight — even if they start at a normal weight or even underweight — will have a slower metabolism when the diet ends. So they were not surprised to see that “The Biggest Loser” contestants had slow metabolisms when the show ended.

What shocked the researchers was what happened next: As the years went by and the numbers on the scale climbed, the contestants’ metabolisms did not recover. They became even slower, and the pounds kept piling on. It was as if their bodies were intensifying their effort to pull the contestants back to their original weight.

h/t +Jenn Martinelli ___yup. been there, done that, got the extra kilos to show for it.

2016-05-02 20:40:28 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

I just realised this evening that I hadn't yet got round to naming my external hard drive - the snazzy little Seagate thing that I use for backing up my stuff.

I've decided on Justin. care to try and guess why?

I just realised this evening that I hadn't yet got round to naming my external hard drive - the snazzy little Seagate thing that I use for backing up my stuff.

I've decided on Justin. care to try and guess why?___

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2016-05-02 20:33:01 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Saying "I feel" doesn't necessarily mean you're expressing emotion!

an excellent response by Language Log to the "stop saying 'I Feel Like'" nonsense.

Saying "I feel" doesn't necessarily mean you're expressing emotion!

an excellent response by Language Log to the "stop saying 'I Feel Like'" nonsense.___

2016-05-02 19:30:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

tmw you realise that the thing you bought on impulse yesterday is going to come in really handy today, and you had no idea that it would.

#thankyouGod  

tmw you realise that the thing you bought on impulse yesterday is going to come in really handy today, and you had no idea that it would.

#thankyouGod  ___

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2016-05-02 19:17:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

and one more time, because you can't have too much Marvin in your life.

#brainthesizeofaplanet   #donttalktomeaboutlife  

Marvin Vs The Tank

animation to a clip from the Hitchhiker radio series, fabulously done!
#hhgttg___and one more time, because you can't have too much Marvin in your life.

#brainthesizeofaplanet   #donttalktomeaboutlife  

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2016-05-02 15:18:23 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

warning: this article may cause your brain to explode.

tl;dr: Sometimes people claim to debunk a myth, but their own debunking is in itself false. We need to watch out for our tendency to feel smugly superior and pass on debunkings without checking that the debunking is true.

(I'd add: we all, to some extent or other, suffer from confirmation bias, which means that we're a lot more likely to believe a debunking if we're generally on the skeptic side, or if the source of the original story is one we distrust, or for some other reason the original story doesn't go with our world view. So we need to be careful - on social media it's so easy to just hit the reshare button, and it's very tempting to do that if the story suits us. without checking the facts.)

Just because everyone knows it's true doesn't mean it is. And just because someone's debunked it doesn't mean that's true either. 

Falling down the rabbit hole of truth....___warning: this article may cause your brain to explode.

tl;dr: Sometimes people claim to debunk a myth, but their own debunking is in itself false. We need to watch out for our tendency to feel smugly superior and pass on debunkings without checking that the debunking is true.

(I'd add: we all, to some extent or other, suffer from confirmation bias, which means that we're a lot more likely to believe a debunking if we're generally on the skeptic side, or if the source of the original story is one we distrust, or for some other reason the original story doesn't go with our world view. So we need to be careful - on social media it's so easy to just hit the reshare button, and it's very tempting to do that if the story suits us. without checking the facts.)

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2016-05-01 22:47:31 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

a brief rambling by yours truly.

a brief rambling by yours truly.___

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2016-05-01 15:53:06 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"The biscuits appeared on our street in North Leamington on Tuesday night. I first saw them at around 10pm and felt the twinge of sympathy natural for such a horrible scene.

"The next day my flatmate said that daffodils & a candle had appeared next to the biscuits, and that a shrine was developing..."

this is so full of awesome. <3

(via several people's plusspam)

"The biscuits appeared on our street in North Leamington on Tuesday night. I first saw them at around 10pm and felt the twinge of sympathy natural for such a horrible scene.

"The next day my flatmate said that daffodils & a candle had appeared next to the biscuits, and that a shrine was developing..."

this is so full of awesome. <3

(via several people's plusspam)___

2016-05-01 15:08:44 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

musings on the times we live in (and a question for you)

I keep thinking how to start this post. It's kind of complicated. It's about social media and about friendships and about potentially awkward situations...

Like when someone asks you if you're on [insert name of social media thingie] and you actually are but you don't want to add them there...

(no, I don't have a situation like that right now. but something happened that got me thinking about what if.)

So, what would you say? If a person you know offline asks you if you're, say, on Facebook or What's App, and you actually are, but it's someone you're not really comfortable with adding there, but you don't want to offend them - someone you're friendly with on a certain level but you want to keep some privacy, some boundaries - what would you do?

musings on the times we live in (and a question for you)

I keep thinking how to start this post. It's kind of complicated. It's about social media and about friendships and about potentially awkward situations...

Like when someone asks you if you're on [insert name of social media thingie] and you actually are but you don't want to add them there...

(no, I don't have a situation like that right now. but something happened that got me thinking about what if.)

So, what would you say? If a person you know offline asks you if you're, say, on Facebook or What's App, and you actually are, but it's someone you're not really comfortable with adding there, but you don't want to offend them - someone you're friendly with on a certain level but you want to keep some privacy, some boundaries - what would you do?___

2016-05-01 14:06:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

yay sunshine!
and yay, in a few hours I get to go to church!
#thankful  

yay sunshine!
and yay, in a few hours I get to go to church!
#thankful  ___

2016-05-01 01:40:29 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

but meirav, it's nearly three in the morning, maybe this isn't the right time to be having deep discussions?

good point, quentin, good point.

#goodnightgoogleplus   #talktothepenguin   #enjoythecookies   #andnoplayingwithmatches  

but meirav, it's nearly three in the morning, maybe this isn't the right time to be having deep discussions?

good point, quentin, good point.

#goodnightgoogleplus   #talktothepenguin   #enjoythecookies   #andnoplayingwithmatches  ___

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2016-04-30 23:15:53 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Oh, rubber duck races are such fun!

I thought it was only the Brits who did this though. Well done, America :)

Oh, rubber duck races are such fun!

I thought it was only the Brits who did this though. Well done, America :)___

2016-04-30 23:09:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

English usage rant. Short one. Good one.

English usage rant. Short one. Good one.___

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2016-04-30 23:00:43 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Marvin Vs The Tank

animation to a clip from the Hitchhiker radio series, fabulously done!
#hhgttg

Marvin Vs The Tank

animation to a clip from the Hitchhiker radio series, fabulously done!
#hhgttg___

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2016-04-30 22:48:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I feel I've gained 10 kilos just watching this...

and no, this isn't a representative sample of Passover food - we don't stuff ourselves with sweets the whole week :) but those peanut cookies are definitely something I miss from home when it's Passover time, and eating matza with HaShachar chocolate spread is one of my fond childhood memories. (these days I do it with Nutella instead. like she says, matza is very plain-tasting and it needs all the help it can get...)

happy end-of-Passover. nom nom nom.

I feel I've gained 10 kilos just watching this...

and no, this isn't a representative sample of Passover food - we don't stuff ourselves with sweets the whole week :) but those peanut cookies are definitely something I miss from home when it's Passover time, and eating matza with HaShachar chocolate spread is one of my fond childhood memories. (these days I do it with Nutella instead. like she says, matza is very plain-tasting and it needs all the help it can get...)

happy end-of-Passover. nom nom nom.___

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2016-04-30 22:04:04 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

eyeroll.

eyeroll.___

2016-04-30 21:12:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Again and again I find this: my feelings can be very deceptive. I can feel like I'm not up to doing xyz but trying anyway, I find that it works.

I was thinking of listening to a sermon online - one of the recent morning ones (because I'm not there in the mornings and I miss out) - and felt that my brain wasn't up to it, that I wasn't awake enough. But I decided to give it a go because hey, what have I got to lose? And it was great, and I totally did stay alert and take it in. (Making handwritten notes helps too. It keeps the mind engaged.)

Again and again I find this: my feelings can be very deceptive. I can feel like I'm not up to doing xyz but trying anyway, I find that it works.

I was thinking of listening to a sermon online - one of the recent morning ones (because I'm not there in the mornings and I miss out) - and felt that my brain wasn't up to it, that I wasn't awake enough. But I decided to give it a go because hey, what have I got to lose? And it was great, and I totally did stay alert and take it in. (Making handwritten notes helps too. It keeps the mind engaged.)___

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2016-04-30 17:37:51 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

ET went home

(I assume it's ok to post spoilers at this stage.) (just watched it on DVD. and cried.)

ET went home

(I assume it's ok to post spoilers at this stage.) (just watched it on DVD. and cried.)___

2016-04-30 13:35:57 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

tired.

unlike the norwegian blue parrot, meirav really is resting today. I briefly thought of going to town. Briefly. I think today's exercise will be limited to the occasional walk from the lounge to the fridge and back.

tired.

unlike the norwegian blue parrot, meirav really is resting today. I briefly thought of going to town. Briefly. I think today's exercise will be limited to the occasional walk from the lounge to the fridge and back.___

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2016-04-29 19:34:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Poor postmen.

According to The Times the owner said she'd noticed blood around the letter box - so the cat has obviously grabbed more than just letters.

(In England it's normal to have the post delivered through a slot in the front door, and I can totally see how from the cat's point of view this could be a great game... but the are cages you can fit on the inside of the door, and if they have one of those then the cat wouldn't have such immediate access.)

Poor postmen.

According to The Times the owner said she'd noticed blood around the letter box - so the cat has obviously grabbed more than just letters.

(In England it's normal to have the post delivered through a slot in the front door, and I can totally see how from the cat's point of view this could be a great game... but the are cages you can fit on the inside of the door, and if they have one of those then the cat wouldn't have such immediate access.)___

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2016-04-29 15:21:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

cue jokes about Twitter being an anti-social network...

#Twitte   #socialmedia  

cue jokes about Twitter being an anti-social network...

#Twitte   #socialmedia  ___

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2016-04-29 15:12:05 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

divided by a common language

Oh yes, I've had these adventures with trying to explain to English people what I mean by chicken soup - which in my mind is Jewish chicken soup, which as she says is more "broth" in the minds of the English.

And I've also had the (terrible) experience of asking an English person to get me tins of soup when I was down with the flu.

Baxter's cock-a-leekie is definitely the closest thing I've found here to that chicken soup prototype in my mind. (and I realise that the Israeli prototype is closer to the American one - plenty of substance, chunky bits, closer to a stew than to a broth.)

#words   #EnglishUsage  

divided by a common language

Oh yes, I've had these adventures with trying to explain to English people what I mean by chicken soup - which in my mind is Jewish chicken soup, which as she says is more "broth" in the minds of the English.

And I've also had the (terrible) experience of asking an English person to get me tins of soup when I was down with the flu.

Baxter's cock-a-leekie is definitely the closest thing I've found here to that chicken soup prototype in my mind. (and I realise that the Israeli prototype is closer to the American one - plenty of substance, chunky bits, closer to a stew than to a broth.)

#words   #EnglishUsage  ___

2016-04-29 01:12:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

nite nite, plusverse. talk to the penguin. (and help yourselves to cookies, obvs.) (and remember: no running around with scissors.)

nite nite, plusverse. talk to the penguin. (and help yourselves to cookies, obvs.) (and remember: no running around with scissors.)___

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2016-04-29 00:54:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Oops.

h/t +Cara Evangelista.

Heh:___Oops.

h/t +Cara Evangelista.

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2016-04-28 22:46:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

cosign :D

h/t +Ariella Brown.

Methinks my fellow writers will relate to this!___cosign :D

h/t +Ariella Brown.

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2016-04-28 22:01:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

I found it, I found it!

psst... +Gilliom Werner Claessens +Nancy Levan here be dragon, with (apparently) me as the brave dragon rider.

I hope you haven't stopped drawing, Gilliom.

Monsieur Bandit's Daily Doodles

I usually don't give these doodles real titles, but this one is an exception. It is called: "Why You Shouldn't Feed Fire Breathing Purple Unicorns Mints".

It is dedicated to +Meirav Berale and +Annie Yim (who are two of the very few people who will know what this is about) and I believe it takes care of two assignments at once: the purple unicorn and the using-different-colors one from yesterday. (I must say I was once known for using purple everywhere. I believed the whole world was colored different shades of purple. But that is a different story, and I now use purple very sparsely. Especially in combination with a fierce green.)

So there.___I found it, I found it!

psst... +Gilliom Werner Claessens +Nancy Levan here be dragon, with (apparently) me as the brave dragon rider.

I hope you haven't stopped drawing, Gilliom.

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2016-04-28 18:51:13 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

I'm sorry to inflict this on you.

h/t +Noah Friedman.

___I'm sorry to inflict this on you.

h/t +Noah Friedman.

2016-04-28 18:30:25 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

How do you pronounce the name Asus?

I'm just curious, as yesterday I heard someone pronounce it in a way that surprised me. And it's not a name I've heard people mention all that often.

I've been pronouncing the first syllable "ay" (as in "hay") and the second one as a short "suss" (with the stress on the first syllable); but the guy in the computer shop made it sound like Ah-zoos, with the stress on the end. So I'm now wondering what the general consensus is. If there is one :)

How do you pronounce the name Asus?

I'm just curious, as yesterday I heard someone pronounce it in a way that surprised me. And it's not a name I've heard people mention all that often.

I've been pronouncing the first syllable "ay" (as in "hay") and the second one as a short "suss" (with the stress on the first syllable); but the guy in the computer shop made it sound like Ah-zoos, with the stress on the end. So I'm now wondering what the general consensus is. If there is one :)___

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2016-04-28 16:09:08 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

almost forgot it's Thursday today!

I never did get the hang of Thursdays.

#yellowonthursday  

almost forgot it's Thursday today!

I never did get the hang of Thursdays.

#yellowonthursday  ___

2016-04-28 15:23:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

yay! mission accomplished, Arthur has a new adaptor cable and is happily recharging. yay yay yay

(went to the local computer shop yesterday but he didn't have the right thing. he suggested other places I could try, and today I went to the first place he suggested and they had the right thing in stock.) (I couldn't yesterday as husband had borrowed the car.)

happy dance!

(and yes, one of these days I'm going to buy a smartphone, so I won't be so totally and utterly stuck when something goes wrong with the laptop. but that day is not today.)

yay! mission accomplished, Arthur has a new adaptor cable and is happily recharging. yay yay yay

(went to the local computer shop yesterday but he didn't have the right thing. he suggested other places I could try, and today I went to the first place he suggested and they had the right thing in stock.) (I couldn't yesterday as husband had borrowed the car.)

happy dance!

(and yes, one of these days I'm going to buy a smartphone, so I won't be so totally and utterly stuck when something goes wrong with the laptop. but that day is not today.)___

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2016-04-27 01:56:48 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

gah. I may be offline for a while. adaptor has now totally stopped working and my battery won't last forever. wow :/

the duck tape didn't help :/

Arthur's power cable is broken. I tried fixing it with duck tape but it's gone weird now, every now and again it behaves as though it's not plugged in. (I've removed the duck tape, just in case that would help, but no, it's still doing this thing.)

I guess I have some shopping to do :/

(it wore out over time in a particular spot - downside of using the kind of laptop that you flip back and forth but using it plugged in.) (which I do because I use it pretty nearly all day long.) (Asus Transformer Book Flip is the official name. I call him Arthur though.)

#ArthurTheLaptop  ___gah. I may be offline for a while. adaptor has now totally stopped working and my battery won't last forever. wow :/

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2016-04-27 01:41:52 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

or moon cave :)

h/t +Ariella Brown.

___or moon cave :)

h/t +Ariella Brown.

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2016-04-27 01:01:35 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

been in the mood for messing around with pics.

over to you now - tell me the story.

been in the mood for messing around with pics.

over to you now - tell me the story.___

2016-04-26 19:27:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Meirav and the almonds
a Passover story for your amusement

There's this really yummy thing called Charoset that's part of the traditional Passover meal. Though I'm not a stickler for tradition, this is one custom I am in the habit of sticking to, for yumminess reasons.

How my mother made hers I don't know. I have a recipe a friend gave me, a Jewish friend here in England, and when I started doing a Seder every year that's the recipe I used. It includes apples, almonds, raisins, red wine, and cinnamon. It is seriously delicious.

Then +Philip Setnik mentioned that he uses walnuts in his, and I thought: I'm sure that's what my mother used, and not almonds like the guy I got that recipe from. 

I also thought: that's because that guy is a Sephardi and almonds are on the list of things Sephardis eat at Passover andA... more »

Meirav and the almonds
a Passover story for your amusement

There's this really yummy thing called Charoset that's part of the traditional Passover meal. Though I'm not a stickler for tradition, this is one custom I am in the habit of sticking to, for yumminess reasons.

How my mother made hers I don't know. I have a recipe a friend gave me, a Jewish friend here in England, and when I started doing a Seder every year that's the recipe I used. It includes apples, almonds, raisins, red wine, and cinnamon. It is seriously delicious.

Then +Philip Setnik mentioned that he uses walnuts in his, and I thought: I'm sure that's what my mother used, and not almonds like the guy I got that recipe from. 

I also thought: that's because that guy is a Sephardi and almonds are on the list of things Sephardis eat at Passover and Ashkenazis don't. (I'm an Ashkenazi.)

That's the amusing bit. I totally made that up in my head - not the fact that there is such a list (there is, and the official term for it is "kitniyot") but the idea that almonds are included. I have a theory as to how this happened, and if you haven't got totally bored yet, here's my theory:

There's a cookery book I've had for ages, a middle eastern cookery book by Claudia Roden, which includes some Sephardi Jewish stuff (because that's what she is). There are two fabulous recipes in there for what she refers to as Sephardi Passover cakes, both using ground almonds instead of ordinary flour. This concept was new to me - I knew about other flour alternatives used for Passover baking, but not ground almonds. And because she said they were Sephardi Passover cakes, I think I must have jumped to the conclusion: Ashkenazis wouldn't do this, because almonds.

I did, however, remember nuts featuring heavily in our Passover celebration at home - the whole family gathered in the living room, and my dad being in charge of the nut cracker. So I knew for definite that Ashkenazis do eat nuts at Passover (my mother wouldn't have allowed it otherwise), but almonds are not strictly nuts, so my logic invented this apocryphal rabbinic decree: I decided that almonds fall under the kitniyot prohibition.

I only discovered my folly when I decided to do a bit of googling before telling people on my Hebrew blog about my supposedly Ashkenazi charoset that I made this year. (Because yes, this year I used walnuts instead of almonds. Not because I thought it was forbidden - I eat plenty of stuff that is forbidden by the rabbis - but because I thought it would probably be closer to the taste of my childhood. I think it is, though I intend to do a comparative study next year - I want to do two separate batches, one with almonds and one with nuts, and taste them side by side. for science...)

so now you know.

#Pessach5776  ___

2016-04-26 18:27:07 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

hello, antihistamines, nice to meet you.

I'm grateful to have survived over five decades without making your personal acquaintance though, and I hope you won't be offended if I say I hope this is going to be a very brief relationship.

(got a skin irritation on my face, and I think it's an allergic reaction to the new soap I tried. asked a pharmacist and she suggested taking these tablets. if they do the job I'll be very happy. it's sore and very annoying.)

hello, antihistamines, nice to meet you.

I'm grateful to have survived over five decades without making your personal acquaintance though, and I hope you won't be offended if I say I hope this is going to be a very brief relationship.

(got a skin irritation on my face, and I think it's an allergic reaction to the new soap I tried. asked a pharmacist and she suggested taking these tablets. if they do the job I'll be very happy. it's sore and very annoying.)___

2016-04-26 15:33:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

ok, supermarket, I hear you calling... I know, I know, you miss me if I don't show up... the fridge also says I'd better do something about the low level of stuff like milk and potatoes and, oh yes, I used the last onion when I cooked chicken liver last night.

thank you God that I do have money to buy food with, and a car to get to the supermarket with, and even sunshine. sorry for grumbling. I'd better get going now.

ok, supermarket, I hear you calling... I know, I know, you miss me if I don't show up... the fridge also says I'd better do something about the low level of stuff like milk and potatoes and, oh yes, I used the last onion when I cooked chicken liver last night.

thank you God that I do have money to buy food with, and a car to get to the supermarket with, and even sunshine. sorry for grumbling. I'd better get going now.___

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2016-04-26 15:26:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

after the snow
blue sky and sunshine
next door's rowan waving
green leaves.
spring.

after the snow
blue sky and sunshine
next door's rowan waving
green leaves.
spring.___

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2016-04-26 15:07:19 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

the duck tape didn't help :/

Arthur's power cable is broken. I tried fixing it with duck tape but it's gone weird now, every now and again it behaves as though it's not plugged in. (I've removed the duck tape, just in case that would help, but no, it's still doing this thing.)

I guess I have some shopping to do :/

(it wore out over time in a particular spot - downside of using the kind of laptop that you flip back and forth but using it plugged in.) (which I do because I use it pretty nearly all day long.) (Asus Transformer Book Flip is the official name. I call him Arthur though.)

#ArthurTheLaptop  

the duck tape didn't help :/

Arthur's power cable is broken. I tried fixing it with duck tape but it's gone weird now, every now and again it behaves as though it's not plugged in. (I've removed the duck tape, just in case that would help, but no, it's still doing this thing.)

I guess I have some shopping to do :/

(it wore out over time in a particular spot - downside of using the kind of laptop that you flip back and forth but using it plugged in.) (which I do because I use it pretty nearly all day long.) (Asus Transformer Book Flip is the official name. I call him Arthur though.)

#ArthurTheLaptop  ___

2016-04-26 12:42:55 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

oh wow, there's white stuff coming down from the sky!

oh wow, there's white stuff coming down from the sky!___

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2016-04-26 02:00:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

needed a bit of creativity time, so I made this.

#digitalart   #alternateuniverse  

needed a bit of creativity time, so I made this.

#digitalart   #alternateuniverse  ___

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2016-04-26 01:15:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Oops. It's been #WorldPenguinDay all day and I didn't know!

according to this article, 25 April is when they start waddling north. read on, and enjoy the pics!

Oops. It's been #WorldPenguinDay all day and I didn't know!

according to this article, 25 April is when they start waddling north. read on, and enjoy the pics!___

2016-04-25 22:29:42 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

and on this historic day in twenty sixteen, meirav discovered bluetooth.

yes, I live under a rock in a moon cave.

and on this historic day in twenty sixteen, meirav discovered bluetooth.

yes, I live under a rock in a moon cave.___

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