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Hang With Friends

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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat on Sunday. 60 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Ebola Drug From BC

Started by Patricia on Friday. 0 Replies

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Ebola Researcher from BC

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist on Friday. 1 Reply

From our news......Young scientist garnering international attention for Ebola research…Continue

Ozone Recovering?

Started by Patricia Sep 11. 0 Replies

http://shar.es/11RhRK Following a harrowing depletion in recent decades, Earth's protective ozone layer, high in the planet's atmosphere, is on the track to recovery, according to a new report released today…Continue

what boobs are good for

Started by dr kellie. Last reply by Larry Sep 5. 84 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

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25. 10 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 8:54pm

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/409586_326581440766538_832290818_n.jpg

Comment by Patricia on August 23, 2012 at 8:50pm

Paula,

Both mom & dad (my terrific in-laws) wanted us to have a big party when they died, & that's what we did for each of them. Too bad it was only 8 months apart, but that's the way it was. There was no maudlin, teary, mourning, or over the top grief happening because we all remembered what great times we had together. The slide show & video the family put together was great as we were all in them somewhere along the line & it all helped to remember wonderful times. We had to celebrate the fact they were here, & they both enriched us all. 

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 8:26pm

This one made me LOL and I wanted to share :)

Your date left two hours ago, you drunken fool

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 8:26pm

Thank you, Patricia.  I do agree this is a great place to have fun and get support.

 

I like "Celebration of Life" phrase!  I'm going to use that when I speak on Saturday, it's perfect! :)

Comment by Patricia on August 23, 2012 at 7:17pm

Flying Atheist.....I guess with the vastness out there, we can each be forgiven for finding the right word.....hahaha..

Comment by Patricia on August 23, 2012 at 7:14pm

I didn't feel 'one-upped' Paula. This is a great place to come for whatever, & we can get feedback for any situation.

Amazing how family resemblance shows up. When we had the slide show at mom's celebration of life party, there was a photo of her at 8 or 9 years old & it was a clone of my husband! 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 23, 2012 at 6:43pm

Thanks for the Hand With Friends LOLcat, Steph. And thanks for the beautiful video, sk8eycat. Us having minds "developed enough to contemplate our existence" means a lot to me too.

Beware .....Flight of fancy...

I wish we had a video with that aesthetic quality to show the moral/evolutionary challenge humanity faces today, in the context of all other possible sentient species who may have developed and faced exactly the same test. A visual glide through the our historical expanding moral/intellectual horizons, splintering into an infinite number of future scenarios fluctuating, quantum-like, with the moral vision of each. Internet connections such as ours would sparkle as small networks, pulsing on the same frequency. Meanwhile the Koch brothers squat like dark spiders at the center of other vast networks, poisoning the possibilities for survival with frantic purple tugs toward blinking out in a few hundred years.

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 6:38pm

This is a GIF from one of the ICanHazCheezburger sites.  I still laugh like crazy when I watch it and somewhere there is a longer version AND one in slow motion.  Enjoy!!

Blargh I am Dead.

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2010/8/1/fb1d43c7-e6cd-4306-9350-...

Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2012 at 6:23pm
Ruth, I love your cat picture :) I have 2 rottweilers and it never fails...when they are laying down in the middle of everything and I try to step over them, they HAVE to lift their heads. At least I am prepared to grab onto the wall or piece of furniture so break my fall! lol
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 6:10pm

I made this Lolcat for the group!

Hugs to you my friends!

 

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