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Tien1985

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Long Island NY
Home country: USA
Current location: Maine
Member since: Wed Oct 3, 2012, 09:36 PM
Number of posts: 777

About Me

Long time lurker. Got an account the night of the debates since they blocked out all who weren't registered. Think I've been around since at least 2000.

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Lost my best friend

My springer spaniel mix, Figaro, had to be put down last night. He had kidney stones that would have required an operation, and at 15 years old, the vet didn't think he would do well with surgery.

He was a beautiful boy, and the sweetest and most loyal dog I've ever owned. He loved everyone, but he always preferred to be with me. Whether it was climbing trees when I was a kid (he somehow managed to follow me up) or to yesterday morning as he lay at my feet after work. I got him for my 15th birthday when my mom's boss had been planning on sending him to a kill shelter. She lead him in by a rope, with a dirty, matted coat, "Happy Birthday, give him a bath."

When the vet came in to put him down, I was on the floor and Fig was laying in my lap like we always do. I am so grateful that the vet let him stay where he was, and he could pass calmly while I held him.

My younger dog, Panger (a pittie), cried and howled most of the time we were gone, and he has stayed close since I've gotten home.

Go in peace, go in love.

UPDATE:

I just wanted to thank everyone who wrote something kind in this thread. I'm missing Figaro a lot and it helps to see how many other people understand and have furry family members who mean as much as to them as mine do to me.

Anybody remember the Lavender Liberal?

What ever happened with that?

This woman has

Seemingly infinite patience writing about the conversation of survivors in the context of the Dylan Farrow media bashing. This is a conversation I have largely stayed out of because I do not have the eloquence or patience needed to refute the stupidity I've been seeing.

That said, I do want to give a trigger warning. She writes briefly, but openly about her experience and that may be hard to read.

http://www.feministhulk.net/3/post/2014/02/how-to-like-woody-allen-on-facebook.html

"Disabled" Mannequins Will Change the Way You See Beauty

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4379586?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Body diversity in advertising--saw this on Facebook and wanted to share.

So, since Barilla pasta

Is off my family's menu, can anybody share a homemade pasta recipe for either whole grain or spinach (or tomato) pasta?

I've never attempted making it from scratch and I'm a little bit nervous to try, but from what I've heard it's worth the effort.

For reference about why this gay household won't be using Barilla anymore: http://www.democraticunderground.com/113731941

When a Gay Guy gets Nabbed by the Sexual Orientation Police

I think he did a pretty good job explaining what it's like to face the gender and orientation police

http://www.upworthy.com/when-a-gay-guy-gets-nabbed-by-the-sexual-orientation-police-3?g=3

But there's no rape culture, right?

Dr. McDevitt has been teaching sex education for a number of years and is considered an expert in human sexuality. She recently did an interview for Cosmo, among other media appearances. Of course, everyone expects some trolling after that kind if thing, but check out the disgusting email she got, followed by the public shaming she gave.

http://sexologist.tumblr.com/post/56811061145/my-most-wtf-sexologist-moment-to-date-an-open-letter

Whoo! He probably won't get a clue, but here's to hoping he'll at least shut his damn mouth regarding other people's bodies.

I can see the meta

Forum when I click to make a new post. I don't think it's been there since meta was closed down. Bug?

Meta: you can chuck it anytime you want, but it will never leave...

Only a good guy

With a tampon can stop a bad guy with a tampon...

Anyone else for skewering the ridiculous hygiene product ban?

The 5 Stages of Grief on DU

1. Denial
Hey, let's post about Pit bulls and movie theatres and cat pictures because everything will be just fine!!!

2. Anger
Why should we give them aid when their representatives voted against fed relief for others!?! That will teach them!
Global warming is a thing!! It caused this! Fix it now!

3. Bargaining
But why don't they have basements...
But why did they send the kids to school...
If only we put more money into the schools...

4. Depression
Posts about other things, like the fake scandals. Making sure we spend enough time on them.
Checking on our friends in the areas affected by the disasters.

5. Acceptance
Logging out, hugging our families a little harder, donating money, blood or time.

Just a thought.
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