Hello booklover. Great to meet you. My husband, 2 year old and I just moved to Rockford, IL. I have to older kids, 23 and 20 but not living with me. I am glad to finally find an atheist around here.
Oct 22, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Hope you have a nice day!
Nov 7, 2011
Wow, it is amazing the amount of time we spend for everyone else. I hope you are well looked after also.
Nov 16, 2011
What beautiful cats you have!
Hope your day is going well.
Talk to you soon!
I used to have an all black cat -- looks almost just like the black kitty in your photo. In fact my late kitty made that same face -- licking his mouth. It reminded me of him when I saw the picture -- just adorable.
Re: your comment on the whole "Respect for Beliefs" thing - hey, I'm just doing what I can! Thanks for the add!
Nov 21, 2011
lady merinda...thanks for your message, you a book lover? i like that...hereby please meet the Autodidact...(Jean-Paul Sartre's nausea, minus his pedophilia though!)
We keep in touch..
Mar 27, 2012
Nice conclusion you jumped to there...
You may just want to respond one more time...
Apr 4, 2012
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May 25, 2012
I hit the 'reply' wall on that a link from Failblog in replies to 'you' LOL. I guess I could have replied to the main thread but then it wouldn't have made sense to anyone else reading it! Of course I often wonder if I still make any sense at all!
It was fun talking to you today!
Jun 6, 2012
In order to insert an image in a comment, click on the second icon along the top of the window, just after "link", that looks like a rectangle. The window that opens will allow you to browse to an image on your computer. Or you can click the tab "From a URL". To get the URL of an image you can right click on that image and choose "copy image location". Then paste that into the "From a URL" window. You can experiment in the Sandbox group. That's designed to practice and experiment, then you can delete your practice stuff.
Jul 4, 2012
RE: "gist" not "jist" in your Stupider discussion. Any time you discovered, after posting a discussion, that you'd made a spelling error or posted a bad link, you can go back and edit it. Look in the "options" button at the top right of that discussion for "edit discussion". Once you change the discussion itself, you can delete your comment about the error, using the x in the upper right corner of it.
Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for your friendship, Melinda. I haven't met many people that grew up in a non-religious home, so I'm always fascinated to hear their views on religion. You just commented earlier today that your kids have many atheist friends. Wow!! That is great to hear. They are our future. --Carl
Jul 20, 2012
Thank you so much, Melinda, for being just who you are. I am very happy to add you as my friend. I know how things go sometimes, so if you ever need to let go, I have a sympathetic computer you can rant to. LOL! Seriously, thank you very much. Be well, my friend.
Hugs for you my sweet friend!
i have a lot of religious relatives, especially in-laws. Many of these people have never met or talked to an agnostic/naturalist/atheist and they just assume that religiosity is the default position for all of society. Around Christmas time all the church talk really gets on my nerves. But i keep quiet in order to avoid friction and bad feelings.
Many religious people have never debated the issues or done any analysis. Its just blind faith from age 6 onwards.
Jul 24, 2012
Thanks for the sweet comment. I believe we learn from other people. I'm here with a very open mind and when I find the time I will be here as much as possible. Thanks to everyone for making this experience enjoyable! Much love!
Jul 27, 2012
I find it awesome that you raised 2 Atheists! This is unheard of in my neck of the woods. You are lucky to have people alike in your life. I also have religious people in my life. I had to attend a funeral 2 weeks ago for my husband's father and I found it sad how everyone kept saying he is now in Heaven with his daughter that had passed some years earlier. I was uncomfortable and could not sit still during the sermon. I could not help but to roll my eyes and think I'm surrounding by a bunch of idiots. Maybe I should have taken it a little lighter but I didn't.
Thank you for adding me!! I have to start spending more time here...too many cool people, including you! :)
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
If your cats are indoors, I wouldn't recommend vaccinating them every year.
Many clinics in my county suggest that you purchase a county license when you vaccinate for rabies, and some make it seem mandatory, but it isn't. I don't know how they justify pet fees in Rockford, but I'm not surprised. State law in Illinois does not require rabies vaccination for cats, so I sure would move to a 3 year vaccination cycle, at the very most.
Hello pretty lady!
How are you doing today?
I enjoyed your email - will send you one ASAP.
I hope your day is going good.
Talk to you soon my friend!
Aug 21, 2012
Hey Melinda! I would love to have you join me in my Birds Group.
Here's the link.
Sep 3, 2012
I thought we were already friends because we certainly need to be. Thanks for the invite. We certainly are kindred spirits. (No pun intended.)
Sep 15, 2012
Here's a levels adjusted copy of your new image.
You can do this yourself at this site.
Levels adjustments allow you to make dark images lighter or overexposed images darker.
Sep 24, 2012
Here's your very own Yoga Cat!
Hope you have a great day!
hey Mel. i've been around. commented here and there and started a few new discussions. check them out. my last one was about church/state separation and i thought it was pretty decent but no comments :(
how've you been? getting excited for the election? i'm hosting a phone bank at my house on wednesday!
Oct 1, 2012
don't be nervous. Obama will do just fine. he's got better policies and he's more likeable. worst case scenario is a push.
that's great news regarding the kids. they must be excited.
it's funny, i'm in the process of divorce and want to start dating, but i've now closed off so many potential mates. i won't date a christian or a republican. i'm screwed :)
yea i'm pretty sure i am. lol
ryan is by far the scarier of the 2. can u imagine that manchild as president? good lord he's got the philosophy of a teenage republican with about as much nuance.
well i was wrong. Obama sucked it up. dammit!
Oct 4, 2012
i was right there with you. i kept waiting for him to wake up. who was that guy? Romney fought and Obama was passive. he didn't even mention his main attacks. i can only assume that his strategy was to remain above the fray and act Presidential. if so that's a bad strategy. the fray was right in front of him, and he failed to engage effectively. very dissappointing. i'm hoping he comes out swinging in the next one.
Cat hug for you my friend!
Hope you are doing well.
Here's a hug!
Thinking about you!
Glad you are having a nice day with your family.
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Visiting you again. I thought you might like this.
You pick some really funny LOLs!!
Always make my day. : )
Cool - your son will have a car. That's great.
Not much going on here either. I'm boring too.
So nice hearing from you!
Oct 30, 2012
Have a fun day.
Oct 31, 2012
Thank you for the comment, Melinda! I didn't see the notification you sent two months ago until just now **blush** I am glad I'm here, too, and want to post more, especially in "Hang with Friends", but life is so busy! So glad you're here, as well. Although I don't post as often as I like, I feel like I am getting to know you, Steph, Joan, everyone! Love your pics, too! :)
Nov 1, 2012
Yay - I heard back from Tony!
He said someone quit at his work - so he's been hard at work - filling in.
He told me to tell you what was going on - so here I am.
Hope you are doing OK.
Enjoy hearing from you!
Thanks for giving me the most wonderful compliment that I could ever hope for. Made my day. Thanks so very much.
Nov 4, 2012
oh Melinda i'm so incredibly happy. i was so scared of this republican party. and i was scared that everything that the president has accomplished has been validated. big win for progressives and even us atheists. a mormon/evangelical presidency would have given gravitas to the religious right. hopefully future republican candidates will simply ignore them.
Nov 7, 2012
Oh hey! I love your new avatar!
It shows your pretty blue eyes!
Hope your weekend it off to a good start.
Nov 9, 2012
We will have to have some virtual coffee together!
That would be so nice!
Always enjoy seeing you on the site.
Thinking about you and wishing you the best for the holidays.
Hope things are going well for you.
Nov 20, 2012
I love all animals, especially cats and dogs. We feed the next door neighbors' 2 cats!! They both can get on top of our roof! Imagine our surprise when one of the cats jumped off the roof and on to the porch railing in front of us!! They jump up on the railing and onto the gutter and pull themselves up onto the roof!!! Now That's Entertainment!!
Dec 11, 2012
Happy Winter Solstice to you and your family!
Thinking about you and hope you have a relaxing day.
Dec 25, 2012