@Meghan Nesmith@twitter SO CUUUTE!!! :)
BUT WHERE IS THE PICTURE OF THE KITTEN? sorry that I had to get loud there, but really: where is it? (kitty-pictures are what keeps my sanity intact.)
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on topic: the EU wants to restrict a lot of seeds to the point where you can't even gift another (nonfarming) person a seed if it isn't tested in a lab. That of course rules out most of "old" plants that are too unproductive to be used in big scale farming (and therefore the funds to test them) but would help biodiversity (and deliciousness!) in small scale farming or gardening. Many believe that's happening because of Big Company lobbying (as do I). I'm seriously rather alarmed at the development. Things like the problems in banana production should tell us to embrace genetic diversity, imho... (I don't want to "hijack the channel", it just fit with the apple theme :))
@Cup of T can't she send a thank-you-card to her thank-you-card, like "by the way.. just wanted to mention, so I don't take the full credit.."? Maybe it's overeager, but I think it would be the decent thing to do, lest that part of your family thinks your a cheapskate, which can be rather unpleasant...
@MilesofMountains triple! For my imaginary wedding I want Croquembouche, which is a moooouuuntain of mini-cream puffs held together by caramel. EDT: I want it now.
@Cup of T It's often called "Private Browsing", or in IE "InPrivate" so search for variations of that in your browsers menu (--> eg in the Security or Extras section)
@stuffisthings soooo many lifeguards!
@cryptolect Oh, how I would have loved to cross an ocean and be at the meetup :) Also, please go to the audition and then tell us all about it!
So I did some freelancework and am finished and am waiting for my money (because, of course, he doesn't have any at the moment, even though we agreed on a veeery reasonable price one could easily spare) and it's not a problem because it's a windfall I wouldn't need, BUT I decidet to once not bank everything away but buy myself stuff. Like kitchen shelves and curtains. And summer clothes because the old ones are kinda holey. But I still have massive guilt for my "splurgy ways" when I could save that money for thougher times... And now that I have to wait for my money it just prolonges that guilt indefinitely. Does anyone know that feeling? Or is it entirely dumb.
You know who will not feel guilty about their wealth? Bill Gates kids. As he said in a recent interview : "I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them." So they only get $10 million each. But, to be serious: I genuinely wonder how they feel about that. I mean, do they feel it's unfair?