Hang With Friends

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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Your favorite photobombs?

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Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

Are you battling cancer or a cancer survivor?

Started by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ. Last reply by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ Aug 22. 14 Replies

Happily, I am now a five year breast cancer survivor, and I am thankful to my friends, family, my health care team, and to science and medical discoveries. Dealing with cancer and treatment is never easy and it's damned scary, but it is easier when…Continue

what boobs are good for

Started by dr kellie. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 21. 77 Replies

I discovered a brilliant new way to avoid  having xians ring my doorbell in attempt to share the good news with me.  Just now, I was in my kitchen, washing dishes and finding something to eat, when I looked out the large window above my sink.  Two…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 6. 76 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Eat vegetables, Be happy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Aug 1. 9 Replies

An association between the amount of fruit and vegetables people ate and their happiness? Yes indeed. People who ate 7 portions of fruits and/or vegetables a day were the happiest.…Continue

Tags: vegetables, fruit, diet, happiness

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Comment by booklover on August 28, 2012 at 3:50pm

Grinning Cat, that is sick.  I can't believe they HAD to go see Mittens, AND didn't get paid.  Can Mitt even know how much one day's pay means to them?  I personally hope that would get them to not vote for him!

Patricia, that GIF (is that the right word Steph? lol I can't remember), of the bird feeding the dog is precious!

The Flying Atheist, I STILL sing that Lawrence Welk song to my adult kids, lol.  And I JUST found out I was singing a few of the words wrong, lol.  When my son was about 3, at the end of the song, in stead of Adios, Au Revoir (sp?), he'd sing Hadios, Ho Wa! LOL  Thanks for the laugh.

This forum is the best! :) ~Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on August 28, 2012 at 3:50pm

A great definition you've found there, Grinning Cat.

That bird must be obeying some parental instinct, Patricia, but has gone a bit astray. Funny.

Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2012 at 3:29pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

More politics (as in "poly-", many, + "ticks", bloodsuckers) : when Mitt Romney visited a coal mine in Ohio, the company shut down the mine, denying workers the day's pay. The company told them attendance at the rally would be both mandatory and unpaid.

Coal miners lost pay when Mitt Romney visited their mine to promote...

Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

Bill Nye, the knower of all things, is out with a new video in which he encourages creationist parents to embrace their "crazy, untenable, inconsistent" world view -- just so long as they don't force it on their offspring:
If you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them.

We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can... we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 27, 2012 at 11:49pm

Slumber time.....

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2012 at 11:17pm

Tony, I'm sure everyone here agrees that we love hearing from you and are very glad you are our friend.  You are a really neat person!  I loved your Morning Glories pic.  They reminded me of when my Grandma used to point out flowers to me when I was a little girl, and teach me their names. I loved visiting my Sister, Brother-in-Law, Niece and Nephew, but there's no place like home.  My dog was sad all day yesterday, and my cat Lula, who sleeps with me, has decided to finally forgive me for being gone for 2 nights without her purrrmission (ha ha.)

Steph, glad your day went well!

Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2012 at 11:14pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 10:27pm

Tony, your words to Paula are so deeply moving and I am sure they will be a comfort to her. You have a way with words that inspire, even as they enlighten. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 27, 2012 at 10:11pm

Hey everyone. Finally back home. Hope everyone is doing great. Am loving the teapot pics. They're great.

Joan, great story. My Grams, mothers mother, had one of those skillets, that my mother got, and now my sister Patty has it. You can cook anything in that skillet.

Melinda, hope your little vacation was great.

Steph, always my greatest pleasure to hear from you. I will be catching up the next couple of days. Have a good one everybody. Just glad to have you all here. Really look forward to these  posts when I get home from work, even if too tired to respond right away. Thanks for being my friends. Be well.


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