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    I'm not highly vested in my online presence.

    I'm not highly vested in my online presence.
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    Steak sauce - WTF?

    I've been visiting my parents this week and could complain about a lot of things. E.g., it's not Sophie's choice, old woman - pick a spot and park in it. However, there is one annoyance that's...
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    When I went to get a Mother's Day card, 2/3 of...

    When I went to get a Mother's Day card, 2/3 of the display was devoted to cards for your wife, sister, daughter, aunt, stepmother, 3rd cousin twice removed, etc. I had a hard time finding a good...
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    I was enjoying some post-workout smoked salmon...

    I was enjoying some post-workout smoked salmon and glanced at the package. "Product contains fish."

    I should f---ing hope so.
  5. I'm a librarian. Looking up call numbers,...

    I'm a librarian. Looking up call numbers, drafting informational flyers, explaining Boolean searching, directing people to the bathroom - OHMYGODSOHARD!!
  6. Thread: Dating!

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    A few years ago I went on a first (and only) date...

    A few years ago I went on a first (and only) date that was so awful that if I were a sitcom writer I would have turned it into an episode because it would be hilarious to anyone who wasn't me. Except...
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    I eat a lot of Applegate Farms cold cuts. :) I...

    I eat a lot of Applegate Farms cold cuts. :)

    I taught myself how to cook bacon in the microwave.

    Chilled soups. Which are basically puréed veggies or fruit.

    I learned how to enjoy rare...
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    I love raw foods cookbooks for finding crazy...

    I love raw foods cookbooks for finding crazy stuff to do with veggies.
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    Green lightning

    I found this in Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo. It was used there as marinade for shrimp but I've found it's good as a sauce on pretty much all meat and veggies.

    1 bunch cilantro
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    Loafingcactus, how funny that I'd unknowingly...

    Loafingcactus, how funny that I'd unknowingly mention your relative in a reply to your comment!
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    Oh, I just remembered THE stupidest advice,...

    Oh, I just remembered THE stupidest advice, although it was an ad so I'm not sure if it counts. "You must drink this protein supplement product before bed! If not, your body will go into starvation...
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    That one actually does help me with the sweets...

    That one actually does help me with the sweets cravings that often come after a savory meal.
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    It's not THE stupidest, but I'm sick of being...

    It's not THE stupidest, but I'm sick of being told quite insistently that if I want to lose weight, I HAVE to eat breakfast. That if I don't I'm effing up my metabolism and totally overeating later...
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    :) I'm pretty sure I've seen a paleo recipe that...

    :) I'm pretty sure I've seen a paleo recipe that used it as a thickener or something. It just seems that every time I turn around some raw foodist or other such hippy is shoving chia seeds at me and...
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    When you wish all these damn hippies would stop...

    When you wish all these damn hippies would stop trying to make chia seeds happen. While figuring some paleo types probably love 'em.
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    Every day I get a reminder of how great my...

    Every day I get a reminder of how great my co-workers are. Last week I warned everyone in my office suite that I was eating anchovies in here and to let me know if the smell got to them. They...
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    The difference in Renee Zelwegger's weight gain...

    The difference in Renee Zelwegger's weight gain for Bridget Jones 1 and Bridget Jones 2 was really interesting. In the first movie it seemed an all-over cushioning, but in Edge of Reason it looked...
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    First face, then upper arms, than lower abs, then...

    First face, then upper arms, than lower abs, then upper abs (to my consternation my upper ab fat roll is now bigger than my lower ab fat roll - WTF?). It takes a long time to reach my thighs.
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    PBS posts a gorgeous photo of steak with...

    PBS posts a gorgeous photo of steak with mushrooms and brie. Someone comments "NO!!!!! Fish and veggies!!!!" and you have to refrain from responding "stop being so fucking stupid."
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    Even more if it's a public toilet.

    Even more if it's a public toilet.
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    The first time I read about that was the death...

    The first time I read about that was the death knell of my identification with contemporary feminism. I thought "This; this right here is why people make fun of feminists." And it just went downhill...
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    First time I've engaged in any discussion here...

    First time I've engaged in any discussion here about feminism and definitely the last time.

    In my opinion, "I'm a feminist" should mean nothing more than "I believe the sexes are equal." Nothing...
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    I am a household of one in an area with a high...

    I am a household of one in an area with a high cost-of-living. I also choose convenience (home delivery) over the more economical choice of buying my groceries at a store, dragging them down two...
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    My experiences with OKCupid and PlentyofFish were...

    My experiences with OKCupid and PlentyofFish were so awful that I deleted both accounts. Since I never meet potential mates in the course of my daily life, this means I had such a horrible experience...
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    My cousin and his wife just returned to New York...

    My cousin and his wife just returned to New York after 8 years in London and are THRILLED to be here solely because of the weather. :)
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