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Jennifer Bevan has been shared in 31 public circles

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Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001CC G+
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,015Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 02:07:25499361558CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky59,452This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-26 04:10:46500421768CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,777Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-08 11:43:39493524076CC G+
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Andrey Mashnich102,869Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-23 15:58:42462452984CC G+
Silvio De Rossi4,316#happyhalloween Circle! Thanks +Andrey Mashnich! #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing  2013-10-31 14:24:2740124928CC G+
Andrey Mashnich100,957Circle of people, with active life position in Google+ Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+ 2013-10-31 13:37:11396391765CC G+
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003CC G+
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001CC G+
Laura Bandiera1,202My top #GoogleEngagers #topengagers  Please do these steps to be included:1) Do plus 1 to the post (+1)2) Comment the post3) Include the #sharedcircle among your circles.4) Share the circle and include yourself (obviously).Thanks to my friends of +ESO SrlEnjoy their website: http://www.eso.itKisses, Laura2013-07-04 05:40:5948713620CC G+
Laura Bandiera762Top Engagers my friends #sharedcircle   get many followers through these simple steps: +1, comment this post, share it and include yourself in the shared circle. That's simple ! #sharedmycircle  2013-06-20 04:22:0748511512CC G+
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499403744CC G+
Cliff Loresco5,471New season of #DoctorWho starts this Saturday. Now's a good time to share off my Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey circle. And if you're looking for even more fans, add +Peter Edenist'shttps://plus.google.com/u/0/104978721982847419074/posts/YsYiKYy7eNj He's gonna have a huge circle once he's finished gathering the Whovian Nation.If you're not in this circle and want to be, +1 or comment. And feel free to re-share..Allons-y #WhovianWednesday   #Whovians   #Torchwood   2012-08-29 11:06:034054111CC G+
Charles Strebor (Rantz)3,372Let's Interact #LetsInteract  This circle consists of 23 people that have circled me that I have circled back - or the other way around.In this group of 23, there is interest to be found: a few artists and photographers, a heap of nerds and myriad lovers of Science Fiction.Investigate what you find here - you might find a few new people for your Google+ experience.For those knew to my circles, you might be interested in participating in a contest that I'm running - see this link for further information: http://goo.gl/SBmaA2012-08-24 09:23:41231105CC G+
Carms Perez22,447G+ amazing women that you can't miss out on!! Add any lady that belongs here and isn't here yet!! No stream would be great without them!! =D Enjoy & share this circle!2012-07-06 05:28:214071016CC G+
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 5 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 5 / 8 of Google employees on Google+The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.com http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z12ow5pgrojfxn02g22celljpvm0wvzfs#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 19:15:0890148CC G+
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115CC G+
Pongy Smith31This is the Assorted Goodies circle. Could you please re-share it? Would you like to be added?Tags: Technology, Magic, Entertainment, Futurism, VC, Crowdfunding2012-04-17 15:28:45492527CC G+
Louis Gray115,286Shared Circle: Engaging Women On Google+Last night +Daria Musk highlighted the top 50 women on Google+ who bring great content to her stream. As you can imagine, all users of Google+ bring unique value, but what I've found from having a circle dedicated to some of the great women on Google+, even as that circle has grown to hundreds, is incredible diversity and discovery of new interests.That's not to say men are boring... but... I digress. Here is my updated circle of great ladies on Google+. Add as many or as few as you like, and be prepared for some fantastic content and smart people.2012-04-13 17:44:35382272152CC G+
Carms Perez18,332Do you know of any exceptional G+ ladies that are not on this circle and should be? High quality posts, posts often (every day, or every other day)? Let me know please. Also feel free to share this circle with others :)2012-04-10 19:45:3532119012CC G+
Jimmy James2,522This is my second shared circle of great G+ Ladies.... So many ladies have been brought (or brought themselves) to my attention since sharing the first one, I made this one... There is still room to add more here... but filling up fast... so I started yet a Third Great Ladies Circle I will re-post the first one forthwith... then the third. If you wish to be added or have any suggestions please comment on any of the three.2012-04-05 22:51:30372112CC G+
Kathy Dawn1,508This is part 1 of my Girls of G+ circles. If you would like to be included in the Girls of G+ part 2 circle just leave me a comment letting me know, and you will be in the next one. Feel free to suggest others you think may be interested as well...females only please. don't forget to SHARE the love :) Thanks!2012-03-22 20:58:38225614CC G+
Jimmy James1,980Ok... Here is what I consider to be a valuable circle indeed. My first shared circle, so why not start with the Best ....Ladies . If you know the G+ Men to Women ratio.... you know there are too few ladies out here so far. Add this circle to balance your stream a bit. There are some very interesting people in here. I left it at 400 to start in case I miss any ladies who want to be added. If I missed you and you would like to be in this circle... let me know. ....this circle includes 1 really cool guy.... the guy all these fantastic Ladies have in common2012-03-16 18:31:504001457CC G+
Louis Gray104,456International Women's Day: A Circle of Top Women on G+Today is International Women's Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.In honor of the day, here's a list of some of the most active G+'ers and tech savvy women I interact with on the network. I called this the "Women in Tech" circle when I first created it a few months back, and visiting this circle is a regular stop for me to see diverse updates and interests. I recommend adding this as its own circle and setting the volume slider to what makes sense for you. Over time, I bet a bunch of these people will be some of your favorites in your circles.2012-03-08 22:22:39229251835CC G+
Mike Clancy1,885Five hundred people who are active on G+ and interested in science and technology. Is that cool or what?2012-03-05 00:41:4850012915CC G+
Louis Gray71,017It's been a little while since I shared with you my Googlers circle. This circle includes a massive number of people working on the Google+ project, company execs, and a lot of sharp people working on many of the services you use every day, including +Blogger +Android +YouTube, etc. Now that we can share 500 at a time, have at it. But this circle isn't for everyone, so if you do add them, expect geekiness ahead.2011-11-22 19:13:55500623669CC G+
Melissa Daniels20,719This circle of Women in Tech started with +Louis Gray and is chock-full of amazing women that are smart, savvy, and all-around noteworthy (some of whom I've had the pleasure of working with or currently work with!)I stopped and added a few to the mix and am now passing it on to you :) Perhaps you'll do the same-- review, add, and share as it's always nice to discover smart women doing equally smart things in and out of the valley.Melissa Daniels shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 01:48:38216261931CC G+
Veronica Belmont93,281Sharing my Women in Tech circle, which is now actually my largest one! Thanks to +Louis Gray for introducing me to many of these great women via Google Plus.Veronica Belmont shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 18:04:37230106121167CC G+
Michael Klems2,119Google StaffMichael Klems hat einen Kreis mit Ihnen geteilt.2011-09-27 08:02:10166200CC G+

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2014-03-07 15:12:23 (112 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I drank up +James Stansell's breakfast, and I'm not giving up this game for Lent. Breakfast is served!



Most reshares: 3

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2014-03-21 02:47:27 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Folks, I am asking for your help. If this floats down your stream, please share it.  Our two foster cats were being transported to the PetSmart in Smithfield, NC. As the volunteer was taking them through the parking lot, their carrier broke and they bolted.

I've placed an ad on craigslist here: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/pet/4383686839.html Please, please, please share this. They are people shy and will not approach folks. The only way we can get them back is for people to be on the lookout. If we get even one or two sightings, it will help us narrow down our search. #lostcats #lostpet #Smithfieldnc #nc #RTP #JohnstonCountyNC  

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2014-05-02 01:43:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Fashion issues aside, +Lea Kissner, I'm currently of the opinion that there is no wrong time for this song. Of course, it's warm, the sky is clear, the birds are singing, so it's possible that I'm just in the right mood. Can't touch that. :-)

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2014-08-30 01:36:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

If you're not already subscribed to +Andreas Schou's Detailed Disquisitions on Disparate Denominations and Designations, here's a sneak peak at something he's sharing for free that would take most of us several weeks and a lot of research time to even begin to figure out. Check out his older stuff if this level of detail is of interest to you.

So, I hear that ISIS / ISIL / The Islamic State is attempting to commit genocide against the Yezidi. What's a Yezidi?

Uh, that's a good question. The short answer: they're a Kurdish religious minority. Probably.

What sort of religious minority?

Uh. That depends on who you ask. They're either (a) adherents to the Kurds' ancestral religion, (b) a weird sort of Ismaili Shi'a, or (c) holdovers from Zoroastrianism.

Or they're not even Kurds. (This probably isn't true, but some Yezidi believe this, so I probably ought to mention it.)

Wait, what? Why don't we know something so simple?

So, this area of the world  -- northern Mesopotamia, southern Iran, parts of Syria, and eastern Anatolia -- has historically been a refuge for religious minorities. Under the Parthians and Sassanids, it played host to dissident Zoroastrianism. Until the Mongol invasion, it was the homeland of the Sabians of Harran. The strongholds of the Assassins were built here. And other syncretic faiths like the Druze and Ahl-e-Haqq were founded in the same region.

In short, if mainstream Islam didn't approve of it, it was probably invented somewhere around here. And there's been a lot of cross-pollination since. For more about that, see here: http://goo.gl/Ct2lCI.

Can't we just ask them?

Sure! We could do that. For a relatively small, persecuted religious minority, they're surprisingly open about their religion. It's just that... well... asking them doesn't make it clear.

Why not?

From one perspective, Yezidis look a lot like Sufis. They worship at the tombs of Sufi saints. They even maintain some of them. They use Sufi religious terminology (Murids, Sheikhs) to describe their caste system. They have a round of obligatory daily prayers. They claim that their name comes from the Caliph Yazid, who officially sanctioned their religion.

And periodically, the ruling authorities have decided that they're Ismaili Shi'a and decided not to persecute them. 

So, they're a kind of Muslim?

From another perspective, they're ... uh ... the exact opposite of Muslim.

They venerate Satan in the form of a peacock. Their most valuable religious artifacts are brass peacock idols. They tend to pray toward those (or the sun) rather than toward the Kaaba. And they certainly aren't religions of the book: if they actually have a book (and this is unclear), it's in Armenia and no one living has actually read it. 

And they've periodically had prohibitions on literacy, although this -- like most other religious rules -- are not particularly common. 

So, they're Satanists?

Uh. No, not that either. 

You see, after refusing to bow down to mankind, Melek Tawus reconciled with God. He and the other angels are back to being agents of God on earth and in Heaven.Because God eventually wrote off this one little sin, it's not fair to call Melek Tawus "Satan" in the normal sense.

In fact, the angels in Yezidism are really more like the Yazatas of Zoroastrianism -- which is a much more sensible origin than the name of a very unpopular (but perfectly orthodox) Caliph. 

So, they're, what, Zoroastrians?

Uh.

They're nothing like modern Zoroastrians, at least. After going through a very long phase where it was a lot like Hinduism, and a somewhat shorter phase where it picked up Platonist ideas, modern Zoroastrianism ended up with fairly strict dualism and fire temples. In other words, if Yezidism is anything like Zoroastrianism, it's like a type of Zoroastrianism which is very poorly documented.

Then, of course, there's that thing with peacocks.

What thing with peacocks?

In Zoroastrianism, they're a symbol of transcendent evil. After Ahura Mazda creates every living thing, Ahirman creates the peacock -- just to demonstrate that evil can create things of beauty, but that it refuses to. 

It seems pretty unlikely that Yezidi would have gotten another thing about the most common local religion exactly backwards. If their religious dissent dates all the way back to the era where Zoroastrianism was the most common religion, they were likely dissidents back then, too. 

Jesus. They could not have engineered their religion any better to make their neighbors uneasy. At least they're part of the broader Kurdish community, though, right?

Yezidi usually believe they're Kurds. 

Unfortunately, relations between the Yezidi of Sinjar (who were recently stuck on top of a mountain with no water) and the rest of the Kurds are tense. Because Sinjar Yezidi do not by any means believe they're Kurds, and want to remain separate from them. This means a number of things.

First, there weren't many Sinjar Yezidi in the peshmerga. That meant that rescuing Sinjar was a relatively low priority. Second, that meant that Sinjar Kurds had, until recently, been raising a huge political ruckus about getting parliamentary representation separate from the larger Kurdish block.

What can the rest of the world do about it?

Fortunately for everyone (except the Yezidi still in Iraq), there has been a large Yezidi diaspora to more friendly countries. Most of the world's Yezidi population lives in Iraq, but an increasing number are immigrating to Germany and the United States. 

Lincoln, Nebraska has a large Yezidi population, and they seem to be doing fine. In fact, it seems like -- in general -- the Yezidi do fine everywhere but home. And there are only half a million Yezidi worldwide: enough for the West to happily take on as a diasporic population.

Which we kind of owe them.

When the US moved in and conquered the country they live in -- in the process, making it completely unsafe -- a huge number of our translators were ethnic Yezidi. We may not be able to adhere to we break it, we bought it with respect to the catastrophic, immoral war that shattered their tenuous peace, but we can at least adhere to it in bringing them to a safer place. We've done it before, with the Hmong, and we can do it again.___If you're not already subscribed to +Andreas Schou's Detailed Disquisitions on Disparate Denominations and Designations, here's a sneak peak at something he's sharing for free that would take most of us several weeks and a lot of research time to even begin to figure out. Check out his older stuff if this level of detail is of interest to you.

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2014-08-26 01:10:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

It turns out that until my other kid starts school, I have about 30 minutes in the morning where I don't actually have to be anywhere. This time, instead of just going where I have to go next and waiting, I turned the other direction, parked the car, and walked for about 20 minutes. Well, walked and took some pictures. This one turned out rather nicely.

It was a rather nice interlude. I should probably do that again.

It turns out that until my other kid starts school, I have about 30 minutes in the morning where I don't actually have to be anywhere. This time, instead of just going where I have to go next and waiting, I turned the other direction, parked the car, and walked for about 20 minutes. Well, walked and took some pictures. This one turned out rather nicely.

It was a rather nice interlude. I should probably do that again.___

2014-08-24 04:59:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Just finished watching Deep Breath. It is now safe to venture back onto the internet.

Just finished watching Deep Breath. It is now safe to venture back onto the internet.___

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2014-08-21 15:59:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

So...this exists. My morning was made ever so much more awesome when it came on the radio this morning. I was simultaneously cracking up and appreciating the lyrics.

The video - well, it's okay, the lip syncing could use more work, but the song itself is what I'm sharing here.

Bass.

So...this exists. My morning was made ever so much more awesome when it came on the radio this morning. I was simultaneously cracking up and appreciating the lyrics.

The video - well, it's okay, the lip syncing could use more work, but the song itself is what I'm sharing here.

Bass.___

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2014-08-12 01:04:05 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

I think I'm done now.

I think I'm done now.___

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2014-07-27 01:23:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Too hot to cook tonight.

Too hot to cook tonight.___

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2014-07-26 01:45:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

I told her to go get some fruit...

I told her to go get some fruit...___

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2014-07-16 05:02:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

My kids think I should pick a new profile picture, maybe one of me instead of trees. I'm ambivalent. I like the trees, and I don't know anyone who has a deep-seated and unshakeable hatred of coastal redwood trees.

The problem is, if I use a picture of me it's likely to be something more like this -- which if I think about it, means that from a distance (or for the really small profile picture circles) people will think it's just an orange panda picture.

My kids think I should pick a new profile picture, maybe one of me instead of trees. I'm ambivalent. I like the trees, and I don't know anyone who has a deep-seated and unshakeable hatred of coastal redwood trees.

The problem is, if I use a picture of me it's likely to be something more like this -- which if I think about it, means that from a distance (or for the really small profile picture circles) people will think it's just an orange panda picture.___

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2014-07-16 04:34:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

One thing that kids are good for is exposing you to silliness that you wouldn't necessarily have discovered on your own.

I don't like all of the asdfmovie episodes, but the older kid and I hashed out a quick design for a version of this movie with our 25lb cat with a photoshopped turtle/button outfit on it.

Just in case you watch this video and then wish I hadn't shared it with you because it's stuck in your head, then don't watch the Do the Flop video at EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP (asdfmovie song)

Hello!

One thing that kids are good for is exposing you to silliness that you wouldn't necessarily have discovered on your own.

I don't like all of the asdfmovie episodes, but the older kid and I hashed out a quick design for a version of this movie with our 25lb cat with a photoshopped turtle/button outfit on it.

Just in case you watch this video and then wish I hadn't shared it with you because it's stuck in your head, then don't watch the Do the Flop video at EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP (asdfmovie song)

Hello!___

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2014-07-15 02:30:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Someone posted a picture of my kids on the internet.

Well, a picture of them in their core personas, anyway.

Because... Monday and cuteness is needed. ___Someone posted a picture of my kids on the internet.

Well, a picture of them in their core personas, anyway.

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2014-07-08 16:44:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Samba Pa Ti has been one of my favorite songs since I first heard it some 20-odd years ago. It's rare to hear it on the radio, but I got to hear it today. Totally made me forget the commute madness.

Oddly enough, it was followed by Werewolves Of London, then Paradise City. While I individually like the songs, that sequence was odd. I did realize that Red Barchetta would have been a better middle pick, but that's also only rarely on the radio. Ah well. I got to hear Samba Pa Ti.

Samba Pa Ti has been one of my favorite songs since I first heard it some 20-odd years ago. It's rare to hear it on the radio, but I got to hear it today. Totally made me forget the commute madness.

Oddly enough, it was followed by Werewolves Of London, then Paradise City. While I individually like the songs, that sequence was odd. I did realize that Red Barchetta would have been a better middle pick, but that's also only rarely on the radio. Ah well. I got to hear Samba Pa Ti.___

2014-07-07 00:41:33 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

Achievement Unlocked:
While watching Star Trek TOS episode 5 for the first time (because we're starting at the beginning):
8-year-old: "Mom, the ones in the red shirts always die". 
Me: "How do you know that?"
Her: "On Mythbusters, they were testing a bamboo cannon, and they put Buster who was Captain Kirk who made a bamboo cannon against the Gorn, in a red shirt, and they said that was because the red shirts always die"
I have no idea how accurate of a description that is of the Mythbusters episode, but the bit that makes me proud is that 1) she made the connection and 2) properly applied it back to the original source.
Now starting: The Enemy Within.

Achievement Unlocked:
While watching Star Trek TOS episode 5 for the first time (because we're starting at the beginning):
8-year-old: "Mom, the ones in the red shirts always die". 
Me: "How do you know that?"
Her: "On Mythbusters, they were testing a bamboo cannon, and they put Buster who was Captain Kirk who made a bamboo cannon against the Gorn, in a red shirt, and they said that was because the red shirts always die"
I have no idea how accurate of a description that is of the Mythbusters episode, but the bit that makes me proud is that 1) she made the connection and 2) properly applied it back to the original source.
Now starting: The Enemy Within.___

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2014-07-04 08:09:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

+Yonatan Zunger was right. I'd have watched this one too.

Celebrating 50 Years of American Doctor Who: http://youtu.be/bCv5o7n_mtk

+Yonatan Zunger was right. I'd have watched this one too.

Celebrating 50 Years of American Doctor Who: http://youtu.be/bCv5o7n_mtk___

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2014-07-03 02:42:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

It doesn't have to be work. If someone tells you they feel that something is going on, and they can't give you a single example that you don't immediately dispute, dismiss, or justify, they are not actually also wrong. Examples are exactly the wrong thing to ask for, like single data points randomly selected from a much larger dataset... and yet, because the analysis is not mathematical, not provable, or even describable... then the examples are imagined to have the ability to be perfectly representative. They're not. Next time you find yourself rebuffing examples, try pausing and telling the other person "You are probably right, or at least on the right track, but I don't yet understand it - but that doesn't mean I think your hypothesis is inherently unsound". Or something like that.

Is this making the rounds? It should. This is one of the better summaries if the subtleties of sexism I've seen. Thanks to +Amy Ho for sharing it.___It doesn't have to be work. If someone tells you they feel that something is going on, and they can't give you a single example that you don't immediately dispute, dismiss, or justify, they are not actually also wrong. Examples are exactly the wrong thing to ask for, like single data points randomly selected from a much larger dataset... and yet, because the analysis is not mathematical, not provable, or even describable... then the examples are imagined to have the ability to be perfectly representative. They're not. Next time you find yourself rebuffing examples, try pausing and telling the other person "You are probably right, or at least on the right track, but I don't yet understand it - but that doesn't mean I think your hypothesis is inherently unsound". Or something like that.

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2014-06-27 16:09:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Tips for accessible Web Components by Alice Boxhall at #io14 

Tips for accessible Web Components by Alice Boxhall at #io14 ___

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2014-06-27 16:08:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network is currently recruiting fifteen (15) self motivated candidates who are passionate about youth development and committed to fighting poverty to serve for one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA supporting after school and summer programs.


MOST VISTAs are placed throughout the state to focus on the following areas:
1) Increasing access to STEM learning opportunities
2) Eliminating youth hunger and improving health in children and families
3) Expanding opportunities for youth who have the least access to out of school time programs, including low income and minority youth, youth with disabilities, and older youth.

The Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network is currently recruiting fifteen (15) self motivated candidates who are passionate about youth development and committed to fighting poverty to serve for one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA supporting after school and summer programs.


MOST VISTAs are placed throughout the state to focus on the following areas:
1) Increasing access to STEM learning opportunities
2) Eliminating youth hunger and improving health in children and families
3) Expanding opportunities for youth who have the least access to out of school time programs, including low income and minority youth, youth with disabilities, and older youth.___

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2014-06-24 16:01:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Seriously, are you going to go out in public dressed like that?

___Seriously, are you going to go out in public dressed like that?

2014-06-21 00:19:40 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Parenting is hard. Especially if you've got a really strong reason to not resort to spanking. Because it makes you work through your lizard-brain reaction to some semblance of a reasonable approach, which in turn does not necessarily convey the intended level of seriousness and unacceptability. Yelling is hard because it's hard to make sense while yelling, but letting the kid know in no uncertain terms that you're mad is part of the goal. Non-yelling, non-abusive demonstrations of how mad you really are don't seem to come through simply by grounding the child, or telling them to write lines.

The problem is, I don't want the corrected behavior to be a thing of reason and logic and aforethought. I want the child to feel, emotionally, that there are lines that human beings in a society must not cross without serious consequences. Reasoning with said child does not forward this... more »

Parenting is hard. Especially if you've got a really strong reason to not resort to spanking. Because it makes you work through your lizard-brain reaction to some semblance of a reasonable approach, which in turn does not necessarily convey the intended level of seriousness and unacceptability. Yelling is hard because it's hard to make sense while yelling, but letting the kid know in no uncertain terms that you're mad is part of the goal. Non-yelling, non-abusive demonstrations of how mad you really are don't seem to come through simply by grounding the child, or telling them to write lines.

The problem is, I don't want the corrected behavior to be a thing of reason and logic and aforethought. I want the child to feel, emotionally, that there are lines that human beings in a society must not cross without serious consequences. Reasoning with said child does not forward this goal. I don't actually know what does.

Parenting is a long exercise in "winging it", basically. sigh.___

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2014-06-17 05:25:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Summertime. That wonderful time of year when parents everywhere think to themselves: Yes! I don't have to get up early enough to get the kids ready for school! I can stay up later playing Baldur's Gate*!


*Others may insert other game names here. This one is mine, though. It was the last game I played before my friends disappeared into Evercrack, WoW, and all those MMO games that always made me wonder "how on earth do you find the time and ability to coordinate your schedule with so many other people so often??". So yeah.

Summertime. That wonderful time of year when parents everywhere think to themselves: Yes! I don't have to get up early enough to get the kids ready for school! I can stay up later playing Baldur's Gate*!


*Others may insert other game names here. This one is mine, though. It was the last game I played before my friends disappeared into Evercrack, WoW, and all those MMO games that always made me wonder "how on earth do you find the time and ability to coordinate your schedule with so many other people so often??". So yeah.___

2014-05-18 02:42:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

My cat was acting really weirdly yesterday. He kept trying to lead one of my kids over to the front door. He's an indoor cat, so this is not normal. I looked outside...nothing obvious. No neighbor cats. Weird.

A bit later we head out of the house and the kid tells me "Mom! It's a squirrel!".

Yep. Stuck behind the umbrella stand and the side of the door was a young squirrel.

I moved the umbrella stand using a broom, you know, just in case the thing was diseased. It jumped out, ran away...across the deck, smack into another wall, looked around, got it's bearings, then scooted off across the driveway and out of sight. The kids cheered. I, of course, was marginally sad about not getting a squirrel picture for +Dave Besbris, but settled for being happy that the squirrel was gone. I still have no idea how it actually got stuck, though. Last I knew, those... more »

My cat was acting really weirdly yesterday. He kept trying to lead one of my kids over to the front door. He's an indoor cat, so this is not normal. I looked outside...nothing obvious. No neighbor cats. Weird.

A bit later we head out of the house and the kid tells me "Mom! It's a squirrel!".

Yep. Stuck behind the umbrella stand and the side of the door was a young squirrel.

I moved the umbrella stand using a broom, you know, just in case the thing was diseased. It jumped out, ran away...across the deck, smack into another wall, looked around, got it's bearings, then scooted off across the driveway and out of sight. The kids cheered. I, of course, was marginally sad about not getting a squirrel picture for +Dave Besbris, but settled for being happy that the squirrel was gone. I still have no idea how it actually got stuck, though. Last I knew, those things could go backwards just fine...
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2014-05-18 01:16:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Dear +Abe Rahey,
I keep hearing terrible things about the Amazing Spiderman 2, but so far most of these people are confirmed as unappreciative of the awesomeness of the Winter Soldier so I can't take those reviews very seriously. I don't know what to do.
Please Advise,
Jen

Dear +Abe Rahey,
I keep hearing terrible things about the Amazing Spiderman 2, but so far most of these people are confirmed as unappreciative of the awesomeness of the Winter Soldier so I can't take those reviews very seriously. I don't know what to do.
Please Advise,
Jen___

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2014-05-18 01:12:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Today, I painted a wall.

Sort of. See, that's the answer I'd give if someone who doesn't know me all that week asked me what I did today. What actually happened was that I:

Took down the 30+-year-old drapes, gingerly and with much dismay upon observing the dust and embedded dirt.
Took down the drape hangers, marveling at how lucky we've been to not have any significant earthquakes while they were unknowingly precariously balanced.
Dusted, wiped, and cleaned the targeted portion of the wall, which contains 2 windows and a door, but does not include the part that the piano is in front of. I know my limits.
Used joint compound on the cracks presumably and hopefully caused by the house settling since whenever the inside was last painted. Caulked the boundary between the wall and the window trim, which never had been done.
Took the drapes to the dry... more »

Today, I painted a wall.

Sort of. See, that's the answer I'd give if someone who doesn't know me all that week asked me what I did today. What actually happened was that I:

Took down the 30+-year-old drapes, gingerly and with much dismay upon observing the dust and embedded dirt.
Took down the drape hangers, marveling at how lucky we've been to not have any significant earthquakes while they were unknowingly precariously balanced.
Dusted, wiped, and cleaned the targeted portion of the wall, which contains 2 windows and a door, but does not include the part that the piano is in front of. I know my limits.
Used joint compound on the cracks presumably and hopefully caused by the house settling since whenever the inside was last painted. Caulked the boundary between the wall and the window trim, which never had been done.
Took the drapes to the dry cleaners, got more blue tape and enough paint (and extra brushes of course).
Edged everything necessary in blue tape, wondering how the heck the baseboard had gotten so dirty, and what on earth all the black marks on the wall were (I think it's from bicycle parts).
Painted the edges, up and down and up and down the ladder. Repeated with the roller. Admired how much better it looks even though only half the wall is painted and I still have to do the second coat tomorrow. And all the window/door trim.

Sat down, and found it was still 20 minutes until the Giants game started. Booyah. So then I once again confirmed that I'm hopeless with before/after photos, so I took an "after", with a photo of one of the not-yet-refurbished windows as a nominally accurate baseline.

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2014-05-02 01:43:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Fashion issues aside, +Lea Kissner, I'm currently of the opinion that there is no wrong time for this song. Of course, it's warm, the sky is clear, the birds are singing, so it's possible that I'm just in the right mood. Can't touch that. :-)

Fashion issues aside, +Lea Kissner, I'm currently of the opinion that there is no wrong time for this song. Of course, it's warm, the sky is clear, the birds are singing, so it's possible that I'm just in the right mood. Can't touch that. :-)___

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2014-04-29 06:28:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

I think part of why she rules in lip syncing is amazing facial control. Make sure to watch both songs.

I think part of why she rules in lip syncing is amazing facial control. Make sure to watch both songs.___

2014-04-27 05:24:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Nothing bad ever happens when you're working with something called Dark Force

I'm catching up on Agents of SHIELD...

Nothing bad ever happens when you're working with something called Dark Force

I'm catching up on Agents of SHIELD...___

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2014-04-12 06:10:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Finally getting to see The Winter Soldier and look who I get to sit next to! #cosplayersrule


Finally getting to see The Winter Soldier and look who I get to sit next to! #cosplayersrule
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2014-04-11 02:41:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

And this song is in my head now,
But I don't know all the words.
Is it too geeky to go play it now,
and sing it loud
until I've got each verse?

Do you want to build a snowman... DOCTOR WHO VERSION
#DoctorWho  
#MadeItMyself  

It's meant to say "STUCK inside my room" not "suck inside my room" Oops!___And this song is in my head now,
But I don't know all the words.
Is it too geeky to go play it now,
and sing it loud
until I've got each verse?

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2014-03-29 22:21:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

We used to go hang out in the old playground of a shut-down middle school, back in the day. Giant tractor tires, overgrown trees and weeds, and all kinds of random stuff we'd no idea how it got there.

I don't remember any needles or other drug paraphernalia (not that I'm sure I would have recognized it then). Plenty of broken glass.

I can't even think of a place around here where there's some unowned and unprotected open space that the kids could get to. The playgrounds are all the prefab types. I've regularly told my kids that the reason they can't go from point A to point B on their own is that someone would likely just call the police and I didn't really want to end up in jail. Same answer for why I can't leave them in the car on a 55-degree day outside the grocery store.  _sigh_.

Still - maybe there's some place....

this struck a chord with me.  my youngest is 19, but the differences were already pretty stark.___We used to go hang out in the old playground of a shut-down middle school, back in the day. Giant tractor tires, overgrown trees and weeds, and all kinds of random stuff we'd no idea how it got there.

I don't remember any needles or other drug paraphernalia (not that I'm sure I would have recognized it then). Plenty of broken glass.

I can't even think of a place around here where there's some unowned and unprotected open space that the kids could get to. The playgrounds are all the prefab types. I've regularly told my kids that the reason they can't go from point A to point B on their own is that someone would likely just call the police and I didn't really want to end up in jail. Same answer for why I can't leave them in the car on a 55-degree day outside the grocery store.  _sigh_.

Still - maybe there's some place....

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2014-03-28 14:16:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

My daughter raised my awareness this morning. Help prevent the extinction of one of the Earth's most elusive species!

My daughter raised my awareness this morning. Help prevent the extinction of one of the Earth's most elusive species!___

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2014-03-24 01:41:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Interesting - Fandango integration. Hmmmm.


I just rated Muppets Most Wanted a "No" on Fandango. What did you think of it?

Interesting - Fandango integration. Hmmmm.


I just rated Muppets Most Wanted a "No" on Fandango. What did you think of it?___

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2014-03-22 03:27:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

My kid says this is "funny and creepy and awesome at the same time!"

What a funny way to share a serious issue!

+Beth Foster I am not sure if you have seen this, but felt you should. :)___My kid says this is "funny and creepy and awesome at the same time!"

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2014-03-21 02:47:27 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Folks, I am asking for your help. If this floats down your stream, please share it.  Our two foster cats were being transported to the PetSmart in Smithfield, NC. As the volunteer was taking them through the parking lot, their carrier broke and they bolted.

I've placed an ad on craigslist here: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/pet/4383686839.html Please, please, please share this. They are people shy and will not approach folks. The only way we can get them back is for people to be on the lookout. If we get even one or two sightings, it will help us narrow down our search. #lostcats #lostpet #Smithfieldnc #nc #RTP #JohnstonCountyNC  

Folks, I am asking for your help. If this floats down your stream, please share it.  Our two foster cats were being transported to the PetSmart in Smithfield, NC. As the volunteer was taking them through the parking lot, their carrier broke and they bolted.

I've placed an ad on craigslist here: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/pet/4383686839.html Please, please, please share this. They are people shy and will not approach folks. The only way we can get them back is for people to be on the lookout. If we get even one or two sightings, it will help us narrow down our search. #lostcats #lostpet #Smithfieldnc #nc #RTP #JohnstonCountyNC  ___

2014-03-19 16:07:22 (74 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I fiddled my way through +James Stansell's breakfast, so now I'm host! Breakfast is served!

http://dpdx.net/breakfast-combo.html

I fiddled my way through +James Stansell's breakfast, so now I'm host! Breakfast is served!

http://dpdx.net/breakfast-combo.html___

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2014-03-19 04:42:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

After the game...

After the game...___

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2014-03-18 15:32:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Phishing - they get more clever every day.

Beware of this dangerously convincing Google Docs phishing scam___Phishing - they get more clever every day.

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2014-03-17 04:32:55 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Lucky me; these days I can read my novels without fear of incarceration.

Reasons for admission (1864-1889) to Trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum.

Very funny read - some of my favourites:
Imaginary female trouble
Laziness
Masturbation for 30 years
Menstrual deranged
Novel Reading
Deranged Masturbation
Egotism
Time of Life
Rumor of husband murder
Seduction & Disappointment
Female disease

And one for +Gita Jaisinghani & +Lacerant Plainer!
Bad Whiskey

H/T @lizziespeller via Twitter.___Lucky me; these days I can read my novels without fear of incarceration.

2014-03-16 06:52:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

More #BreakfastCombo from me! C'mon y'all join in, the water's great!

I sailed to the end of +David Formosa's anime-zing puzzle and am dishing out more! Breakfast is served!___More #BreakfastCombo from me! C'mon y'all join in, the water's great!

2014-03-16 06:49:56 (37 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

I sailed to the end of +David Formosa's anime-zing puzzle and am dishing out more! Breakfast is served!

I sailed to the end of +David Formosa's anime-zing puzzle and am dishing out more! Breakfast is served!___

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2014-03-15 01:04:15 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

This just went on my baking to-do list. OMG.

The World’s Top 10 Best Doctor Who Party Food Ideas

It is often the sub-characters of films and TV shows that are more memorable rather than the main ones. The minions from Despicable Me, Scrat from Ice Age and various characters from Star Wars. While those are all film characters there is one TV show that is much better known for its sub-characters than the main one, that show is Dr Who. Everyone who watches it has their favourite enemy or part character, so much so in fact that they will often make foods that are inspired by them. So with that in mind I bring you….

http://theverybesttop10.com/2014/03/14/doctor-who-themed-foods/ #Doctorwho #Partyfood #Whovian___This just went on my baking to-do list. OMG.

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2014-03-14 16:18:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

You know, this song is much better when your brain turns it into "Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day!".

I'm probably not the first person to figure this out, but in case you hadn't, you're welcome. :-)

You know, this song is much better when your brain turns it into "Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day!".

I'm probably not the first person to figure this out, but in case you hadn't, you're welcome. :-)___

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2014-03-12 03:44:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Wow...I grew up with this album and yet never once realized it had been on TV! Time to scour the internets.

Wow...I grew up with this album and yet never once realized it had been on TV! Time to scour the internets.___

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2014-03-11 16:38:44 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Oh dear. Okay, back to work people.

Oh dear. Okay, back to work people.___

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2014-03-07 15:19:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

I've been keeping my Breakfast Combo games over in the Community mainly so that those of you who choose to ignore this totally awesome guessing game don't have to see it mixed in with your stream if you don't want it. Yes, you have to join the Community to play. Yes, you can control notifications and whether or not you want content mixed into your stream on a per-community basis. No, it's not a giant hassle. Also, I seriously think some of you will be just as addicted as I now am to this game. You're welcome.

If you want to play, use the original post. I'm leaving comments open on this one in case you've got questions about why the community, etc. :-). 

I've been keeping my Breakfast Combo games over in the Community mainly so that those of you who choose to ignore this totally awesome guessing game don't have to see it mixed in with your stream if you don't want it. Yes, you have to join the Community to play. Yes, you can control notifications and whether or not you want content mixed into your stream on a per-community basis. No, it's not a giant hassle. Also, I seriously think some of you will be just as addicted as I now am to this game. You're welcome.

If you want to play, use the original post. I'm leaving comments open on this one in case you've got questions about why the community, etc. :-). ___

2014-03-07 15:12:23 (112 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I drank up +James Stansell's breakfast, and I'm not giving up this game for Lent. Breakfast is served!



I drank up +James Stansell's breakfast, and I'm not giving up this game for Lent. Breakfast is served!

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2014-03-07 03:56:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Huh! Although not entirely unsurprising.

Huh! Although not entirely unsurprising.___

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2014-03-05 04:55:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

#thingsilearnedfromamericanidol
#harryconnickjrsmartissexy

I never took a music theory course, so the newly heightened level of musical fluency and constructive advice on American Idol is very welcome. Harry Connick Jr. is a great addition. It's great to see the judges having fun, being goofy with each other, and No Sniping! Yay :-)

#thingsilearnedfromamericanidol
#harryconnickjrsmartissexy

I never took a music theory course, so the newly heightened level of musical fluency and constructive advice on American Idol is very welcome. Harry Connick Jr. is a great addition. It's great to see the judges having fun, being goofy with each other, and No Sniping! Yay :-)___

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2014-03-03 15:58:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Host again! This is clearly my new favorite game. Comments on the original please (and join the Breakfast Combo Community while you're at it!).

Host again! This is clearly my new favorite game. Comments on the original please (and join the Breakfast Combo Community while you're at it!).___

2014-03-03 15:55:58 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I scraped through +James Stansell's ice-cold breakfast, and now it's my turn! Breakfast is Served!

I scraped through +James Stansell's ice-cold breakfast, and now it's my turn! Breakfast is Served!___

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2014-03-03 05:56:32 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Saw this incredibly vibrant set of flowers on our way in to see Amaluna. It was nearly as surprising to see these as we turned the corner as it was to see +Abe Rahey at the show as well... in the seat right in front of mine. Whoa.

Saw this incredibly vibrant set of flowers on our way in to see Amaluna. It was nearly as surprising to see these as we turned the corner as it was to see +Abe Rahey at the show as well... in the seat right in front of mine. Whoa.___

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2014-03-02 02:08:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

First course.

First course.___

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