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Feb 23
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I see no reason why dyeing with turmeric would require vinegar or any acid. Turmeric acts as a substantive or direct dye (http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/naturaldyes.shtml). It forms a weak bond with the fiber, so it’s not lightfast or washfast, but it’s beautiful for all of that. I use Paula Burch as my main dye Read more

Feb 1
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The doctor referred to her disappearance, though. Since so many other people vanished at the same time, wouldn’t the doc assume she vanished with them? 

Jan 13
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I’ve been trying in vain to find an estimate of how many people were at the rally vs. how many people marched on the Capitol. Have you found any sources? 

Jan 5
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People who think things are hilarious are sometimes really, really wrong. I had to prevent someone from publishing in a club newsletter that a club member was pregnant when she was not (and in fact was a childfree person). He thought it would be the funniest thing in the world. After ten minutes of pointed Read more

Jun 30
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I think at the time I had just extracted myself from the Science Fiction Book Club (also run by Doubleday). This luckily introduced me to Barbara Hambly but also tricked me into Piers Anthony. Got rid of almost all of those, what a metric ton of hardcovers to deal with. 

Jun 30
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Great article, great comments. When it comes to breasts, your mileage may vary on bras. I used to have some pretty awesome Elomi bras for my FF’s, but as my fibromyalgia has gotten worse, I’ve become unable to wear anything with wires. I don’t quite feel comfortable going to work with nothing at all, so I have the Read more

Feb 13 2019
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Hmm. I usually add an extra egg to a box mix. But you have intrigued me.

Dec 7 2018
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After you boil the water, how long do you wait for it to cool back down? I accidentally put too-hot water in my Neti pot once and I’m terrified it will happen again.

Apr 24 2018
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Or, similarly, go back to community policing, so a subset of police officers get to know the people in a neighborhood — then they know “oh that’s that asshole who wants me to tell people to only BBQ in their back yard,” and “hey, that’s the kid who looks so rough but who takes care of his grandma.” If the police know Read more

Oct 22 2017
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This can only be better than the movie they made about her fifteen years ago, which tiptoed around the question of sexual assault and abuse entirely. You got the impression he kidnapped her so she would wash dishes, or something. Smart is a survivor of a horrific experience and I hope they treat her with respect.

Aug 24 2017
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Wait, which one is good? You don’t mean the Shirley Temple version?!?

Jun 29 2017
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Similar experience: a former employer changed from a local, very good HMO to a national chain insurance with a very limited list of local doctors. I took my horrified self down to HR to complain, but they brushed me off. But after a year the plan was gone... because the CEO’s wife had a hard time getting her care paid Read more

Jun 20 2017
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The thing I found so scary about the Cybermen is that they seem so... inexorable. Daleks are always stopping to argue with each other, but the Cybermen just. Keep. Coming. See also Earthshock.

May 26 2017
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“Netflix has just added Season 12 of Supernatural” says my email!

May 25 2017
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This show comes on, and the episode feels like sort of a timeless blip where you get immersed in another world, and then SUDDENLY YOU HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK. It is exquisite torture.

May 25 2017
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And I thought I crushed hard on her for Bleak House, where she was so marvelous! This is incredible!