Veena
Veena
Veena
Sep 2
7

You know, I do think that the main barking instigator is a dachsund cross!  Thanks for the advice!

Aug 12
1

Mount Desert Island (it might be a state park) is so unbelievably peaceful and beautiful, and the little town sort of near it is very cute! Ugh, now I want to go there!  I haven’t been in decades.

Jul 19
1

Yay! Thank you, I was able to do it - aren’t they cute?  

Jul 19
5

OK so for some reason, kinja posted this even though I thought I deleted it, because when I tried to add the pictures it said “pictures lack permissions” or some such — it then sent me to a screen that only listed social media sources, no box to check for “this is my own picture that I took with my iphone.” So even Read more

Jun 15
2

I would say this: all of HGTV is LIES! Fun, pretty lies, don’t get me wrong - I watch it all the time. Their worst lie is that they have “Demo Day.” Demo takes like six weeks depending on what is being demoed, and walls don’t just fly away as easily as they seem to on TV. I have owned several houses, all of them Read more

May 8
1

And the heating bill .... I know I have turned into my father, but basically they are burning money, especially if they have a huge vaulted ceiling!

Mar 31
8

Based on my mirror and how people are looking in Zoom meetings, all of our hair is getting somewhat.... shaggy. Meanwhile, my dog has discovered a way to both steal cat food and sprain her wrist at the same time - a twofer!! Also, thinking this was a perfect time to undertake a huge window sash reglazing project, I am Read more

Mar 14
10

I find that I enjoy staying home by myself much more when there is a wide range of activities I *could* be going to but am sparing myself.

Nov 30
5

It just gets better - even when you have no more fucks to give you find more of them to get rid of (63 but honorary millennial)

Aug 10 2019
10

One time when I was in grad school, a new grad student showed up one morning with his very pregnant wife and all their stuff in a truck outside, asking us for help finding a place they could rent right then so they could unload their truck that afternoon (they had moved out of their other place the previous afternoon Read more

Jul 30 2019
7

Congratulations on #420!! But — I can’t be the only one wondering, what is a trampoline-covered murder pit?

Jun 6 2019
2

Kinja isn’t letting me reply to anyone but thank you all so much! facw, thanks so much for the insider perspective. Do you think I need to spend more than $1000? Quasi Hatrack, I like your style :-)) Really, thanks so much everyone!

Jun 3 2019
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OK a doorknob, not helpful. All a higher power is, is the admission that there is something more powerful than yourself. You’re a power, it’s a higher power — that’s all. How about nature? They say you should pray? get in touch with nature. Feel overwhelmed? connect with nature. Need answers? nature/science/biology Read more

Jun 1 2019
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I can only say what I did when I was in exactly the space you describe (and had been in it for like 15 years).  I got involved with the local bluegrass/old time/folk jamming scene and eventually rebuilt an entire social network from zero, in my fifties.  Even if you don’t already play an instrument or sing, slower Read more

Apr 17 2019
2

If it’s a well-established plant, you can probably (and should probably) prune it all the way back to the new growth happening at the bottom.  Be a dragon!

Mar 29 2019
1

Absolutely agree on every point. You are the one someone should interfere FOR, you are the one who requires protection. Involving higher ups is essential here. She might be doing this to others on campus and no one will ever know that unless this information is passed along — upwards. The problem isn’t that she Read more