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Glenn Blair743*Bonus Day: "My December 24th"* *Day Seven: Christmas/Seasonal/Holiday clothing* *Day Six: "It's not my pet/who is this guy?"* *Day Five: "Christmas wrapping/gifts of all shapes and sizes and colours"* *Day Four: "Santa!!!!! Santa! I know him"* *Day Three: "Happy" Something in your day to day life that makes you happy.* *Day Two: Christmas/Holiday Displays (preferably not your own so a friend, workplace or shop window)* *Day One: "My 2014" - be creative, I want to see in one picture something that sums up your year* Welcome back to the second year of this game, last year was a huge success, far more people participated than I had planned.  I didn't expect to bring it back for a second year, but I was asked to so here it is! For those that need a reminder, or who are new to the game here are the rules: Every day for one week you will be assigned an object and/or theme.  The challenge is to take a Selfie with that object or in line with that theme.  As an example, if the object was a cat, you would have to take a selfie with a cat.... don't own a cat? then be creative! I am sure you can find a solution, if the theme is "silent night" then maybe take a picture of some carol singers - use your imagination. You should be as creative as possible and if it calls for it be Christmasy too! Watch out for Day One's announcement coming at some point before the start date (Wednesday 17th) and the competition runs right through to 6pm on Christmas Eve. (This description will be edited to include each days theme/object/idea) Rules: - Nothing should be posted that is "not safe for work" (NSFW); - Picture has to include yourself, preferably in a 'selfie' style; - Each submission must be made before midnight on the relevant day (GMT); - Enjoy yourself!; - No Photoshopping, the pictures have to be realThe "One Week In December, 'Selfie' Challenge" 20142014-12-17 09:30:0056  

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Jessica Sparks0 I have been in a couple circles and wanted to return the favor.  These are awesome people made up of my hippie, artsy friends and hippie artsy people I want to know. And some just good people to follow that always have interesting posts.  Enjoy!Peace & Love ____________________#GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #LGBT #LGBTcircle #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #ci2015-04-13 00:00:25490000
Jessica Sparks0My favorite Circle of LGBT and LGBT allies. These are active, fun people you'll enjoy following. Just leave a comment if you want to be included in the next share Just wanted to show some appreciation for the people I enjoy following most XO #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   2015-03-21 21:10:05494102
Jessica Sparks0My favorite Circle of LGBT and LGBT allies. If you're reading this you are in the circle. These are active, fun people you'll enjoy following. I also have a circle of LGBT pages and resources This one is all people. Thanks for being you! XO 2015-03-21 21:03:23497001
Ryan Johnson28,014This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #Empire #is #much #less #certain§Classical #antiquityLatin #Asia #and #Greek #sa #appear #to #be #the #same #word #Roman #authors #translated #sa #as #Asia #The #Romans #named #a #province #Asia #Roman #province #which #roughly #corresponds #with #modernday #centralwestern2015-03-19 12:04:18494333
Harry Day15,304If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ireland #ireland #cork #ireland #dublin #italy #italy #florence #italy #milan #italy #naples #italy #rome #italy #venice #latvia #latvia #riga #lithuania #lithuania #vilnius #netherlands #netherlands #amsterdam #netherlands #rotterdam #norway #norway #bergen #norway #oslo 2015-03-05 07:34:58490333549
Bintri martanti316 Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-02-28 18:03:4042410712
Harry Day14,952If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ireland #ireland #cork #ireland #dublin #italy #italy #florence #italy #milan #italy #naples #italy #rome #italy #venice #latvia #latvia #riga #lithuania #lithuania #vilnius #netherlands #netherlands #amsterdam #netherlands #rotterdam #norway #norway #bergen #norway #oslo 2015-02-28 07:23:54423635667
Kherlakyan Hanan3,412HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-21 23:43:32500215
Cacilda Machado2,725HERE'S VERSION 89 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/7/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 21:33:53500317
Secret Food45407-Jan-2015 #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2015-01-06 23:44:30454323
Kherlakyan Hanan2,011AQUI ESTÁ VERSÃO 86-B ao meu círculo pública compartilhada ATUALIZADO sábado 2014/12/20 ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ Vamos quebrar 500 partes novamente e manter o ritmo! Estes são os melhores dos melhores Engagers de todas as esferas da vida. Dê a si mesmo um pouco de diversidade e adicionar estas grandes pessoas aos seus círculos. ➤ Para ser adicionado para a próxima ação, siga estes simples passos: 1) Adicionar o círculo 2) Além disso, o post original 3) Compartilhe o círculo publicamente (e com os seus círculos / círculos estendidos) 4) Comente sobre o post original quando completa #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-24 03:37:555014210
Ruta a la Patagonia11,603┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v12 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v12 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:       De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen: +Howard Johnson Hotel Trenque Lauquen   Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #Patagonia   #Bariloche   #SanMartin   #LaAngostura   #SantaRosa   #LaPampa   #TrenqueLauquen   #ruta5   #Hotel   #howardJohnson   #alojamiento  2014-12-21 18:56:42498654993
Natural Remedy for Diabetes1,975Share Circle2014-12-14 18:12:22499111
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche10,286┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊WORLD GEMS v3 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the WORLD GEMS v3 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche +Howard Johnson Hotel Trenque Lauquen   www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #circle   #circleshare   #patagonia   #hotel   #HowardJohnson   #TrenqueLauquen  2014-12-12 20:16:07499293450
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche9,995┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊WORLD GEMS v2 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the WORLD GEMS v2 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:  +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche +Howard Johnson Hotel Trenque Lauquen   www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #circle   #circleshare   #patagonia   #TrenqueLauquen   #Hotel   #howardJOhnson   #bariloche   #SantaRosa                           2014-12-11 16:35:50499215
michael Addi012/10/2014   #CircleShare  And have a good night/morning!2014-12-11 04:11:524007461105
michael Addi0#CircleShare   12/5/2014Have a good day everyone.2014-12-05 14:44:434329778125
Sport News95Dear Google Friends! - You're in this CircleAdd Users & Pluss +1 & ShareThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circleshare #circlesharing #circle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlecount #circlecircle #naturephotographers #naturephotography #birdphotography #birdphotographers #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers 2014-11-30 05:41:14500332
michael Addi0Today's Circle Share - 11/19/2014 #circleshare  Great people and pages in this circle. Have a great day! 2014-11-19 13:55:354299672134
Kenneth Nicholson6,980Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles 2014-10-24 12:15:41498435682
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372038
Moan Lisa38,882Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle05 August, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-08-05 10:26:3130095101122
Maria Morisot35,573Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle07 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-07 10:34:533009098132
Tarık Bulut238#growthcircle   #circleshare   This is my 21st circle share of this circle and I hope to get over 400+ shares and continue to grow this as time goes on.  This should increase Google Plus comments and plus ones.  This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  #GrowthCircle   For all you SEO and social media marketing needs visit my company  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery 2014-07-02 14:40:215015816
Tarık Bulut238Free google Plus FollowersTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post______________________________________ #CircleSharing #Circle#Share#CircleOfTheDay#ShareCircle#Google+#ADD#SharedPublicCircles#Google#SharedCircles#Friends#GooglePlusTips#SocialMedia#AddCircle#Marketing#SocialMediaMarketing#Engagers#AddPeople#PublicSharedCircles#teamelitecircle2014-07-02 12:08:3430010712
Tarık Bulut78 #growthcircle   #circleshare   This is my 21st circle share of this circle and I hope to get over 400+ shares and continue to grow this as time goes on.  This should increase Google Plus comments and plus ones.  This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  #GrowthCircle   For all you SEO and social media marketing needs visit my company  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery 2014-07-01 19:46:105015510
michael Addi0If you're receiving this notification then you are in this circle!6/27/2014This circle has a great group of active users on G+, they also share some great content as well.  #circleshare  If you'd like to stay included in this circle, then I ask you to please share this original post.If you want to be excluded, please let me know and you will no longer be included.2014-06-27 18:04:52385112
Maria Morisot34,675Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle27 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-27 10:54:53299106112154
Maria Morisot34,522Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-25 10:39:0229589101130
Robert Connor9,868this is a good circle to add and share1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this postcircle #circleshare #sharingcircles #addme #followme #followmeback #circlesharing #yourcircle #circleoffriends #topcircle #helpingcircles #followers #topcircleshare   #topcircles #curatorscircle2014-06-12 12:11:124487710
Ryan Johnson6,525Circle of FriendsTo get in, and to ensure you stay in     #circleoffriends    you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.#circleshared #circlesdiscovery #shared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #fashion #fashionphotography #WorldCup #Software #SwiftKey #Wednesday #Files #Hyderabad  #SouthAfrica2014-06-11 12:06:07474221239
Maria Morisot31,940Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-08 14:58:06300706788
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213
Becky Collins4,895Video Games Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-03-15 09:20:54492005
Thibaut Delp22,406Time for some  #CircleShare   This is my  #Awesome  Circle! Awesome people for an awesome Google+ experience! Enjoy folks :)+Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles (CircleHub) 2014-03-07 19:15:572389814
Maria Morisot24,771Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared CircleFebruary 08, 20142014-02-09 00:31:09300413773
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216
Kai Saffron15,310THE SAFFRONSTEIN'S MONSTER CIRCLEIt's....ALIVE!!!http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt37qhzLMh1qbhnrvo1_500.pngI started noticing a lot of the same faces in some of the publicly shared circles this week, some people being in only one or two, and some people being in as many as four.  I then had an idea for a diabolical experiment of a new shared circle.I took four popular circles and threw them together to be a G+normous circle of over 1,500 of the most interesting and engaging users according to four different circle sharers.  For added spice and seasoning, I also threw in my smaller and cuddlier   #SaffronStarterCircle , which is my personal Top 109 Most Relevant users according to G+.  I then scrolled through this beast and removed almost all of the business pages (do they really think people are interested in the posted content- if ANY- of a page devoted to a car rental business?  REALLY?), as well as most self-proclaimed social media gurus, snake oil hucksters, follower-phishers, plus-and-reshare whores, scammers, spammers, and any other examples of general annoying uselessness.  I can't vouch for everyone who survived the cut, but there was that minimum level  of quality control at least. Since G+ lists people in circles by order of relevancy, I then took my affront to God and Nature and proceeded to amputate people from the bottom of the list (least relevant) moving upwards until I had reduced this monstrous circle to 499 people.  As a cherry on top of this abominable sundae, this means if you add this circle, I have left just enough room for you to click "add yourself to this circle" when you re-share it from your own circles (not from this post).You're welcome.Happy exploring your new Saffronstein's Monster Circle stream! #SharedCircles   #GhostTown   #PublicSharedCircles   #ItsALIVE     2013-08-12 00:38:11499531749
Kai Saffron14,989Saffron's Starter Circle (Top 110)According to G+, this circle is the top 109 people I most regularly interact with, plus yours truly.  I think it's a good-sized circle for newbies to add if you want to liven up your stream, but don't want to be overwhelmed (as can happen with adding circles maxed at 500 active people.).    Remember, you can always uncircle someone later if it turns out they're not your cup of tea.  Think of it as auditioning people.  Like the old saying goes, "nothing ventured, nothing gained".  If you wait for your Faceborg friends to start using their long-abandoned G+ profiles (assuming they even have one), I can tell you right now you may be waiting a very long time, if not forever.  You get what you put into G+.  This platform isn't a collection of walled cities of unchanging social cliques, a.k.a. FB.  It's a social network for the purpose of networking, in the true sense of the word.  So jump in.  Be a leader, not a lemming.  Most of these people don't bite (unless you ask them to nicely).  This concludes our G+ Public Service Announcement. #SharedCircles   #GooglePlus   #GhostTown     #SaffronStarterCircle  2013-08-08 14:51:1311015511
Kelvin Williams3,027Here are the people I'd recommend you follow on this #FollowFriday .I think these people are so awesome I'm sharing this circle again.  Add it, share it, and I'll put you into the next one.  :)(This is a slightly modified circle that was shared earlier in the week--I had some people left out.)2013-06-21 20:52:51202303
Kelvin Williams3,027This circle rightchea....  This is the only one you ever need.  This is the bestest circle on Google+ without question.Import it and share it.  It will make your Google+ more better.2013-06-20 00:51:1319176338
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:56:3029020625
Thibaut Delp19,470Add it, Share it, Enjoy :DI would like to share with you guys some of the most interesting, interactive and smart people of Google+!If you need fun, informations, beautiful photos, lots of humour, great musics, to be able to discuss on topics with people that think and if you want to be part of a community for whom human rights matter, well this is the circle you are looking for :D. Have fun!I may have forgot some of you guys.... Sorry for that! I will add you to this circle next time :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #AwesomeCircle   #HumanrightsCircle   #HumourCircle   #Funcircle   #Googlepluscircle   #Circle   #circles  2013-05-29 16:16:2423613217
Gai Xinh1,118share circle. good luck2013-05-17 14:33:1529312417
Gai Xinh1,0362013-05-14 00:04:4033813519
Bob Mulholland13,418Bob's G+ To-Do listMonday: Share my Don't Panic Circle ✔Tuesday: Share my Star Trek Circle ✔Wednesday: Share my Discover Indie Circle ✔Thursday: Share my Frank Zappa Fans Circle ✔Friday: Share my Bacon Lovers Circle ✔+1 today's Circle to get hooped.2013-02-23 00:14:4763201
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmPart 2[Part 1 of Relevant +Shared Circles on G+  :https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/5QvAYUjxhW1]This 2nd MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 2nd 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 41 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.The 41 +mention ed referenced above are:Pages:+Schemer, +HangoutParty, +G+ Live Hangout Events , +Kickin' and Plussin' , +Funny Pictures & Videos, +Having said that , +1000 zombies , +Handmade , +Mashable , +Animated Gifs! , +First Friday Art Walk , +2013-01-04 20:38:55500321731
Shells Bells5,180Best of 2012 CircleThis circle is some of the G+ awesomeness that has enriched my life this year - and I am grateful.  A while back +Sean Cowen asked what G+ has meant to us.  After watching Brene Brown's TEDTalks (http://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown.html) I realize that for me, G+ has been a lesson in vulnerability and courage. I have been humbled by the courage of every one of you.  I love that women post no make-up pictures and that you all speak your minds (your clever, creative, crazy & beautiful minds...). I have been blown away by the public sharing regarding topics as deep as abuse and depression - talk about vulnerability and putting yourself out there - absolutely amazing.  By doing so, you have helped others in ways you may never know.  <3Inspiration's what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.  Led Zeppelin - Thank YouYou have inspired me. (warning TL:DR personal stuff below) Oh, & I did include some new peeps.  If they're freaks, blame +Ben Zaitz.This month, I gathered some courage and let three people see me in, what was to me, a position of vulnerability.The first was a very dear friend from Elementary School.  For the past few years, I avoided HIRLing because I was ashamed of my weight and I guess I didn't want to disappoint him.  The same reason recently kept me from seeing a dear High School friend.  I saw them and each did not care that I was not perfect, they love me for me.  Mann, it was great to see their faces again, talk in person and have some non-virtual hugs.  <3I attribute this change in thinking to your responses to a July post: https://plus.google.com/115807723984369772514/posts/Ui2TQBPuELKAmong the other awesome words from you peeps, +Alvin Stearns wrote, "Never again compare yourself to others so that you make unfair and useless judgments about yourself or others.  That includes comparing yourself to you in the past."  The third was that, with your encouragement on a private post, I actually asked a guy out.  I would have never even considered doing that a year ago.  (He has a gf, so no deal, but it's all good cause he was cool.)I know these are little things, but I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  And thank you to +matthew rappaport, Bobbi Jo Woods and +Tiffany Henry for coordinating the first NYCHIRL. Due to my kiddies, I couldn't see +Daria Musk and +Ryan Van Sickle2012-12-31 06:09:4450026231
Erin Burrell3,360It has been a while since I have shared any circles so I thought I should share my best of the best!This is my awesomesauce circle.  All of them comment.  All of them post regularly.  All of them are smart and clever.Circle them.  Hug them.  Get to know them! #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  (psst..if you were notified it is because you are in the circle)2012-12-30 20:24:105223323

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2015-03-13 01:45:47 (24 comments, 52 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Are you looking for solutions, or comfort?

There may not be a more important question to ask someone who's not feeling his or her best. Offering solutions, my natural response, can come across as overbearing or manipulative when comfort is wanted. Conversely, comfort can seem distant or shallow to someone looking for solutions. 

Original comic at: http://www.thingswithout.com/?comic=311-a-sad

Most reshares: 52

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2015-03-13 01:45:47 (24 comments, 52 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Are you looking for solutions, or comfort?

There may not be a more important question to ask someone who's not feeling his or her best. Offering solutions, my natural response, can come across as overbearing or manipulative when comfort is wanted. Conversely, comfort can seem distant or shallow to someone looking for solutions. 

Original comic at: http://www.thingswithout.com/?comic=311-a-sad

Most plusones: 386

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2015-01-31 23:28:41 (12 comments, 51 reshares, 386 +1s)Open 

The Kawa Ijen volcano, which erupts with blue flame due to its high sulfer content. A fantasy scene in a real location, for +Lex Larson​​.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140130-kawah-ijen-blue-flame-volcanoes-sulfur-indonesia-pictures/

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2015-04-24 22:26:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Anmitsu & Mochi! 

Anmitsu & Mochi! ___

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2015-04-22 11:41:11 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Vermilion Lake Sunrise, David Dong.

cc: +Lex Larson​

Vermilion Lake Sunrise, David Dong.

cc: +Lex Larson​___

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2015-04-17 16:00:13 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

When streams collide, +Shaun Burks​ , +John Ostrum​

When streams collide, +Shaun Burks​ , +John Ostrum​___

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2015-04-17 13:14:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Traditional Post-Shearing Selfie

Embracing the full casual Friday at the office.. I've never worn a shirt without a collar to work... feels weird. I also can't believe I've been here more than six months. 

Traditional Post-Shearing Selfie

Embracing the full casual Friday at the office.. I've never worn a shirt without a collar to work... feels weird. I also can't believe I've been here more than six months. ___

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2015-04-16 01:35:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

#nomz

#nomz___

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2015-04-10 14:45:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Moooooochaaaaaaaaa #coffeezombie

Moooooochaaaaaaaaa #coffeezombie___

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2015-04-07 03:13:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Into the fridge it goes... Jasmine Scented Coffee Anmitsu

Into the fridge it goes... Jasmine Scented Coffee Anmitsu___

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2015-04-07 02:24:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Homemade Koshian (sweet, strained red bean paste) for my attempts at Wagashi this weekend. I'm making three modern takes on Anmitsu, unless I get ballsy... 

Homemade Koshian (sweet, strained red bean paste) for my attempts at Wagashi this weekend. I'm making three modern takes on Anmitsu, unless I get ballsy... ___

2015-03-31 22:03:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Indiana is on a fucking roll...

Can anyone explain to me why they're not horrified by the idea of a fetus or a corpse having more bodily autonomy than a living woman? 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/indiana-has-now-charged-two-asian-american-women-feticide-n332761

Indiana is on a fucking roll...

Can anyone explain to me why they're not horrified by the idea of a fetus or a corpse having more bodily autonomy than a living woman? 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/indiana-has-now-charged-two-asian-american-women-feticide-n332761___

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2015-03-26 14:05:39 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

This one time I started my day by arguing about feminism with white dudes who identify as "equalitarians." #shouldhaveknownbetter #cantrecommend

This one time I started my day by arguing about feminism with white dudes who identify as "equalitarians." #shouldhaveknownbetter #cantrecommend___

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2015-03-26 01:13:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Silver balls,
Silver balls,
It's wedding time in the city...

Silver balls,
Silver balls,
It's wedding time in the city...___

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2015-03-25 12:18:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

How I feel around everyone who's smarter than I am.

___How I feel around everyone who's smarter than I am.

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2015-03-25 01:50:36 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

So many fondant beads, so little time. 

So many fondant beads, so little time. ___

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2015-03-24 20:30:41 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Well done, #gencon. 

Well done, #gencon. ___

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2015-03-24 16:49:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Amazeballs

Oh. My. God. ___Amazeballs

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2015-03-23 23:58:21 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Sometimes it's good to be +The Baker​. 

Sometimes it's good to be +The Baker​. ___

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2015-03-23 02:28:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I am disappoint, Domino's. 

I am disappoint, Domino's. ___

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2015-03-18 11:40:13 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Looks like my sister has taken on another awesome firefighter meets art project, transforming decommissioned hose into this. Evidently the first three are already sold, but I think she's only made one or two. ;)

(That's our state flag, for those not familiar.)

Looks like my sister has taken on another awesome firefighter meets art project, transforming decommissioned hose into this. Evidently the first three are already sold, but I think she's only made one or two. ;)

(That's our state flag, for those not familiar.)___

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2015-03-18 03:15:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 


St. Patrick's Day isn't about being Irish, it's about being an American with Irish heritage. I didn't see you boycott St. Valentine's when you painted everything pink. Get off your high horse and get the stick out of your ass. If you were half as concerned about the stereotypes being reinforced, with much more vigor, against nonwhite racial and sexual minorities as you are about pissing on this, the world would be better overnight. Fuck you, self righteous white people. #thatisall


St. Patrick's Day isn't about being Irish, it's about being an American with Irish heritage. I didn't see you boycott St. Valentine's when you painted everything pink. Get off your high horse and get the stick out of your ass. If you were half as concerned about the stereotypes being reinforced, with much more vigor, against nonwhite racial and sexual minorities as you are about pissing on this, the world would be better overnight. Fuck you, self righteous white people. #thatisall___

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2015-03-17 01:56:12 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I know there are a lot of very talented artists and designers in my circles who could do something wonderful here. If you're one of those people and can't do it, could you share it with your peers?

Hey people - Strange one but a very important one for me.

My daughter is disabled and has recently been given splints to help her start to walk. She's never been able to wear shoes other then ones given to her to help her feet, and they have been very unfeminine huge boots. 

So I am calling on the community to see if someone more skilled could design something or make some vinyl graphics just to make them more girly for her. You can help just by sharing the post and hopefully someone that can help will see it.

#disability___I know there are a lot of very talented artists and designers in my circles who could do something wonderful here. If you're one of those people and can't do it, could you share it with your peers?

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2015-03-13 01:45:47 (24 comments, 52 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Are you looking for solutions, or comfort?

There may not be a more important question to ask someone who's not feeling his or her best. Offering solutions, my natural response, can come across as overbearing or manipulative when comfort is wanted. Conversely, comfort can seem distant or shallow to someone looking for solutions. 

Original comic at: http://www.thingswithout.com/?comic=311-a-sad

Are you looking for solutions, or comfort?

There may not be a more important question to ask someone who's not feeling his or her best. Offering solutions, my natural response, can come across as overbearing or manipulative when comfort is wanted. Conversely, comfort can seem distant or shallow to someone looking for solutions. 

Original comic at: http://www.thingswithout.com/?comic=311-a-sad___

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2015-03-13 01:00:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Today Needs Color

The start of my PI-napple Upside Down Cake for Saturday. ^_^

Today Needs Color

The start of my PI-napple Upside Down Cake for Saturday. ^_^___

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2015-03-12 15:40:49 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Stardust to stardust, godspeed Sir Terry!

"It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life."

Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent


Stardust to stardust, godspeed Sir Terry!

"It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life."

Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
___

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2015-03-11 23:57:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Thick Cut Pork with Black Bean Sauce & Kelp Noodles

Thick Cut Pork with Black Bean Sauce & Kelp Noodles___

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2015-03-11 12:36:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Traditional Post-Shearing Selfie

I'm ready for spring to spring. 

Traditional Post-Shearing Selfie

I'm ready for spring to spring. ___

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2015-03-10 01:16:21 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Circling back around to thoughts of running my own pastry shop. These circles are getting tighter, like a decaying orbit. 

Circling back around to thoughts of running my own pastry shop. These circles are getting tighter, like a decaying orbit. ___

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2015-03-04 01:04:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Five Mushroom Fusilli with Chèvre Mournais

Oyster, Shiitake, Cremini, Porcini, White Truffle, Chèvre, Wine, Garlic, Cream

Five Mushroom Fusilli with Chèvre Mournais

Oyster, Shiitake, Cremini, Porcini, White Truffle, Chèvre, Wine, Garlic, Cream___

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2015-02-28 00:03:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

#NOMZ

Next-Level Chocolate Silk Pies___#NOMZ

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2015-02-27 04:07:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#NOMZ

Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread___#NOMZ

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2015-02-25 20:23:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

And for the hump day lunch crowd! Thanks so much for what you guys have done already. I'm sure many of you haven't seen this yet.

Can you help Michael get some Butterbeer?

Page, Michael's sister who is organizing this, and to whom Michael means the world, is a very good friend of mine and my former Sous Chef. As you know, I try to be exceptionally discriminating in when I encourage you to give your help, but this is definitely one of those times. Please share this if you feel comfortable, and give if you would like. I know this will appeal to many people out there in a position to give, but I need your help to reach them! ___And for the hump day lunch crowd! Thanks so much for what you guys have done already. I'm sure many of you haven't seen this yet.

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2015-02-24 20:49:07 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Gerrymandering is why we can't have nice things.

This graphic [courtesy of Ready For Warren] should be an eye opener for many who do not understand the effects gerrymandering has on the political process. It explains how the Republicans were able to gain more seats despite losing the popular vote to Democrats in the last election. ___Gerrymandering is why we can't have nice things.

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2015-02-24 17:33:31 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

For the weekday afternoon crowd! <3

Can you help Michael get some Butterbeer?

Page, Michael's sister who is organizing this, and to whom Michael means the world, is a very good friend of mine and my former Sous Chef. As you know, I try to be exceptionally discriminating in when I encourage you to give your help, but this is definitely one of those times. Please share this if you feel comfortable, and give if you would like. I know this will appeal to many people out there in a position to give, but I need your help to reach them! ___For the weekday afternoon crowd! <3

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2015-02-23 15:15:42 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is super important to me. You'll have to forgive me for resharing it, because I'm going to do it a few more times. Please take a moment to read. If you can share or contribute, that's awesome.

Can you help Michael get some Butterbeer?

Page, Michael's sister who is organizing this, and to whom Michael means the world, is a very good friend of mine and my former Sous Chef. As you know, I try to be exceptionally discriminating in when I encourage you to give your help, but this is definitely one of those times. Please share this if you feel comfortable, and give if you would like. I know this will appeal to many people out there in a position to give, but I need your help to reach them! ___This is super important to me. You'll have to forgive me for resharing it, because I'm going to do it a few more times. Please take a moment to read. If you can share or contribute, that's awesome.

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2015-02-22 14:35:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Look at my new spatula multi tool and Rod of Lordly Might. Much smacking well ensue.

Look at my new spatula multi tool and Rod of Lordly Might. Much smacking well ensue.___

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2015-02-20 21:41:15 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Can you help Michael get some Butterbeer?

Page, Michael's sister who is organizing this, and to whom Michael means the world, is a very good friend of mine and my former Sous Chef. As you know, I try to be exceptionally discriminating in when I encourage you to give your help, but this is definitely one of those times. Please share this if you feel comfortable, and give if you would like. I know this will appeal to many people out there in a position to give, but I need your help to reach them! 

Can you help Michael get some Butterbeer?

Page, Michael's sister who is organizing this, and to whom Michael means the world, is a very good friend of mine and my former Sous Chef. As you know, I try to be exceptionally discriminating in when I encourage you to give your help, but this is definitely one of those times. Please share this if you feel comfortable, and give if you would like. I know this will appeal to many people out there in a position to give, but I need your help to reach them! ___

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2015-02-20 03:56:22 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

#NOMZ

Snowblossom Tartlets

Fig Jam, Spice Cake, Whisky Buttercream, Shortbread Crust___#NOMZ

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2015-02-20 00:50:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Thai Green Curry Seafood with Kelp Noodles

Thai Green Curry Seafood with Kelp Noodles___

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2015-02-15 20:32:53 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

So begins the pho stock, for realsies this time. 

So begins the pho stock, for realsies this time. ___

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2015-02-14 15:38:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Strawberry Almond Crackle Whoopie Pies, Passion Fruit & Raspberry Chocolate Cups

Valentine's goodies for my nerds...
___Strawberry Almond Crackle Whoopie Pies, Passion Fruit & Raspberry Chocolate Cups

2015-02-13 14:02:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hold all my clichés,
They're tipping my tongue
To tell you that it's love.
Hold it in, dear,
Let's go dancing,
I do believe
We're only passing through.
Wired again, oh,
Look who's laughing
Me again,
All fired up on you. 

Hold all my clichés,
They're tipping my tongue
To tell you that it's love.
Hold it in, dear,
Let's go dancing,
I do believe
We're only passing through.
Wired again, oh,
Look who's laughing
Me again,
All fired up on you. ___

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2015-02-11 04:16:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by +Patrick Rothfuss​ is nothing short of brilliant artistry. You know by now that The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fear are among my favorite books, but this is like a luxurious blanket of words and feelings that defy proper description. It is to be experienced. 

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by +Patrick Rothfuss​ is nothing short of brilliant artistry. You know by now that The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fear are among my favorite books, but this is like a luxurious blanket of words and feelings that defy proper description. It is to be experienced. ___

2015-02-02 05:16:59 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Kickstarters & Card Game Design

Long story short, I have a game idea. It's a fairly simple card game, and if it turns out to be fun, kickstarter seems like a platform worth considering. At this point I'm just sort of shorgunning for people's opinions or advice about the game design process, or what you like in a fast paced causal game, or your experiences on either side of kickstarter. Ready, go!

Kickstarters & Card Game Design

Long story short, I have a game idea. It's a fairly simple card game, and if it turns out to be fun, kickstarter seems like a platform worth considering. At this point I'm just sort of shorgunning for people's opinions or advice about the game design process, or what you like in a fast paced causal game, or your experiences on either side of kickstarter. Ready, go!___

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2015-01-31 23:28:41 (12 comments, 51 reshares, 386 +1s)Open 

The Kawa Ijen volcano, which erupts with blue flame due to its high sulfer content. A fantasy scene in a real location, for +Lex Larson​​.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140130-kawah-ijen-blue-flame-volcanoes-sulfur-indonesia-pictures/

The Kawa Ijen volcano, which erupts with blue flame due to its high sulfer content. A fantasy scene in a real location, for +Lex Larson​​.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140130-kawah-ijen-blue-flame-volcanoes-sulfur-indonesia-pictures/___

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2015-01-31 21:51:08 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Oh, poor dears, they're worried they might actually be some of the biggest fuck ups in modern medical history.

As a measles outbreak spreads across the US, with 14 states now affected, the advocates of letting deadly epidemics run wild are finding themselves suddenly unpopular:

Members of the anti-vaccine movement said the public backlash had terrified many parents. “People are now afraid they’re going to be jailed,” said Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center, a clearinghouse for resisters. “I can’t believe what I’m seeing. It’s gotten so out of hand, and it’s gotten so vicious.”

This is not, to be honest, an unreasonable fear: it turns out that when you recklessly engage in conduct which places another person (or the general public) in danger of death or serious bodily injury, you may well have a reason to fear that people might want you to go to jail. The technical term is "reckless endangerment." And when people -- especially children -- start actually dying because of your actions, you may well have reason to fear that your neighbors may suggest that you find some other neighbors, starting right away.

The reaction to this outbreak has, however, offered me some real hope. I suspect that as soon as people remember just why people were so terrified of these diseases, the popularity of the "anti-vaccine" movement is likely to plummet, largely at the hands of people who don't feel like being put in mortal danger by their neighbors' fears. Hopefully, this movement will be gone and forgotten before too many people die. (But I want to be honest here: people are going to die. Mostly kids.)

We should recognize that there are real access problems in some parts of the country: the government pays for vaccines but not the doctor's time, and if you get paid by the hour and don't have a car, simply the time to go to the doctor is a major factor. But we know how to fix these problems: the mobile vaccination stations that helped end the polio epidemic of the 1950's are proof of that.

The best proof by far, though, is that some states are doing a great job to this day. It turns out that the winner is Mississippi, which has managed to achieve a 99.7% immunization rate for the most serious diseases! They've done this through a combination of a strong public health program and not messing around with their laws. You can read more about what they've done, and how they stack up against other states, at http://wpo.st/QKT20 .

I suggest a three-point strategy:

(1) Make sure that the CDC-approved vaccine schedule is available to every person. Task an agency with achieving as close to 100% coverage as possible; the only people who shouldn't be getting these are people for whom there is a medical reason not to.

(2) Educate the public about what's going on and why. Don't be afraid to pull out the old videos and show people of just why measles is not a "thing you just get over." 

(3) Starting in areas where vaccination is already reliably available, and ultimately spreading to all areas of the country, impose criminal liability for the deliberate failure to vaccinate without medical reason, under existing laws for reckless endangerment and/or child endangerment. 

My parents and their generation got to watch their families and their friends die from these diseases. I don't want to do the same.


h/t to +Kyla Myers for the WaPo article about Mississippi's success. Another very interesting article to read is http://goo.gl/BYp3iF, from the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, which goes through the reasons why people aren't getting vaccinated and proposes several ways to help fix it. Thanks to +James Salsman for that one.

Special thanks to +Steve Esterly for his thorough critique of a previous version of this post, and in particular catching that I had misinterpreted the JAAPA article in a rather important way. ___Oh, poor dears, they're worried they might actually be some of the biggest fuck ups in modern medical history.

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2015-01-30 16:20:36 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Today is National Croissant Day! Of course we have some at work...

Today is National Croissant Day! Of course we have some at work...___

2015-01-28 21:55:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"You know damn well you don’t eat enough fruit but you sure as shit hit that waffle quota every month."

I love this site +Jessie Mullins​ just showed me. 

"You know damn well you don’t eat enough fruit but you sure as shit hit that waffle quota every month."

I love this site +Jessie Mullins​ just showed me. ___

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2015-01-28 17:55:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Science!

Sipping Caramel
thank you, Alton Brown!

So I tried the sipping caramel from Lucette Grace, and I found it remarkably bitter.  I'd never really thought of caramel as bitter, but then I remembered I didn't start liking caramel until the popularity of salted caramels.

Having recently binge watched Good Eats on Netflix, I remembered, oh yeah, salt!  I didn't salt the drink directly, because that's a thing you can never take back, but a little salt made it a lot more palatable (sweeter and more buttery, and a little less bitter).

Still, I'll stick to sipping chocolate.

And now, related scientific article abstract!___Science!

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2015-01-27 13:39:47 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I could watch this all day. What is the world coming to?

___I could watch this all day. What is the world coming to?

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2015-01-27 00:55:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Salmon Tartare & Avocado Salad Timbale

My lunch for the next week. At least I can still eat a few yummy things.

Since I know you'll ask at some point and I'll probably miss it, assume this is what's in my face at any given moment, +Shinae Choi Robinson​. ;)

Salmon Tartare & Avocado Salad Timbale

My lunch for the next week. At least I can still eat a few yummy things.

Since I know you'll ask at some point and I'll probably miss it, assume this is what's in my face at any given moment, +Shinae Choi Robinson​. ;)___

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