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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.

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Comment by Tony Carroll on May 30, 2012 at 3:05pm

I had 256, almost all posts from A/N. Wow! First time for me, since only been here 3 mos.

Comment by booklover on May 30, 2012 at 2:58pm

Today  I opened my e-mail and I had 176! lol.  Almost all from AN and old posts!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 30, 2012 at 2:19pm

@Sk8eycat.  Yes, me too.  I'm getting e-mail notices of postings here on A/N that are eight days old!!   This is not the first time either.  This problem seems to pop up every now and then.  It's frustrating. 

Comment by booklover on May 30, 2012 at 2:05pm

Thanks Sk8eycat!  If she wins, I will let you guys know so she can read it.  She has always been an Atheist and she could read since just before she was 2 (I swear, and nobody taught her.)  She is a Journalism Major/History Minor, smart as a whip, but can't do math to save her life, lol.

And no, you're not being snoopy!  I have what the gastro calls a neuropathy of the digestive-system, but he doesn't really have a full diagnosis.  SO lucky the first med he tried restored me to being a functional person again.  I literally laid on the couch and cried for at least a week out of every month I was so horribly nauseous. And I was NEVER nauseous with my pregnancies!

I'm so sorry you lost your friend.

Thanks for all the good wishes!  You are so nice!

Comment by sk8eycat on May 30, 2012 at 12:37pm

booklover, I would LOVE to see your daughter win one of the FFRF scholarships!  Every single one that I've read over the years in Freethought Today has just blown me away!  I could never have written such intelligent essays when I was in high school; of course I was still breaking my butt trying to believe in Jeebus back then, so my brayne was only working at half-power at the time.

Ummmm...if I'm being too snoopy, just tell me to STFU, but you don't have Crohn's, do you?  I have had a couple of frieinds who had/have it, and it's a total mystery, as far as I know.  And miserable.  (One frieind died almost 20 years ago, but NOT of Crohn's...he was careless, and caught HIV/AIDS.  I still miss him dreadfully.)

Best wishes to you and your daughter!  Feel better, please!  If I owned a Thinking Cap, I would send it to her, but she probably doesn't need one.

Comment by booklover on May 30, 2012 at 9:38am

Pretty good Steph.  I have a chronic (and weird!) medical condition that caused me to be on the couch for a week every month with unrelenting nausea, etc.  Several years ago I found a wonderful Gastroenterologist in Madison, WI who tried a drug that isn't for that, but had worked on other patients.  OMS it improved my life immensely, not 100%, but I can live with it.  Over the weekend I had all my old symptoms, but not to the extent that I used to.  SO.  I am just a little worried, but if it happens again maybe he'll just need to up my meds.  TMI!  Sorry! LOL

How are You??

Comment by Steph S. on May 30, 2012 at 9:21am
I get the Freethought Today paper I would love to see your daughter's essay there Booklover. That would be so cool!
How is everyone?
Comment by booklover on May 30, 2012 at 6:14am

Steph, my daughter is writing a paper to try and win one of the scholarships that are offered in the FFRF paper.  Winners aren't announced until Sept. If she wins I'll let you know! :)

Comment by Natalie A Sera on May 29, 2012 at 9:51pm

I have a female friend who is distinctly polyandrous, and it's causing her a lot of heartache, because she does truly love her husband, but she's also in love with and wants sex with other men. More than one. It's a really rough place to be in. And you're right -- why should laws complicate what is really an individual or group decision? I have nothing against polyandry or polygamy if all involved consent and are old enough to do so. My friend's problem is that it's her husband who is unable to love or let her love more than one person.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 29, 2012 at 6:59pm

Why am I just now getting email notices from AN regarding posts made LAST WEEK?

Grrrrr!  Snarrrllll!

 

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