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Elder Sister

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About Elder Sister

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    Cryptozoologist from the University of Phoenix
  • Birthday 06/23/1920

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    The Land of Cotton
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    hedgehogs, splendiferous barf cups, talented squirrels.

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  1. Elder Sister

    What was the last time you had your "mind blown"?

    I am sooooo sorry!!!! Feel better soon. <3 The latest mind boggle that doesn't involve my work life or my insane family is that badgers are living in the southeastern US. I had no clue. We saw one on our way to a junk store and it was just hanging out on the side of the highway doing badger stuff. I obviously suck as a glamorous naturalist.
  2. Elder Sister

    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    I'm thinking it's a summer tanager that is molting...I keep looking for it again, but haven't seen him yet.
  3. Elder Sister

    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    Trying to identify a solid yellow bird in my area. It's not a warbler, it's not a goldfinch..am thinking it's some sort of canary that is traveling through here?
  4. Elder Sister

    Generations - Not a Thing

    And it seems like it's getting harder and harder to find people who can actually have a conversation without constantly analyzing their phone for signs of life. I know I'm getting older, but it seems like more and more people (all ages!) are less interested in learning about other people/experiences and making connections, and more interested in espousing their various opinions. It makes me sad, and when I do meet someone who is still courteous, kind, and interested in other people, it's such a gift. I know there are lots of people like y'all still out there, but there are times when I really notice how different society is from even 20 years ago. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
  5. Elder Sister

    Why do those "smart speaker" thingies exist?

    I know people who own Alexa and love it, and I also know people who own it and turn it off because they don't want it (HER?) spying on them. I would think it's fairly easy to just not buy it if you don't want it, and if you do, that's awesome too. Live and let live, man. Am a little surprised that the whole ebook argument is still going on. I adore my kindle. I travel a good bit, and it's the best thing ever. I also have limited mobility in my right arm at times. My kindle is a godsend. I also read from 'real' books, because I'm just flexible like that. This thread reminds me of the Great Apple wars, fought by people who think all Apple products suck, and people who think Apple is the best thing since the invention of the wheel. If you want an Alexa go for it. I spend money on all kinds of things that other folks think is stupid. I'm not going to get all judgy about something like Alexa or Invecta or Siri.
  6. Elder Sister

    Who are you to Facebook? And did you get a letter from FB?

    I deactivated my FB account. It had gotten too creepy for me, honestly. I miss my Westeros peeps and some other folks, but it's actually a nice feeling not having the pull of the screen. I wasted too much time on there, and it's time I just don't have these days. I'm going to try and get on here more just to see what you guys are doing. Y'all are pretty fascinating.
  7. Awwwww....I just saw this. Right back atcha, Larry. <3 I am a poor correspondent these days. I deactivated FB thanks to hackers, and am not on here very much. My work is nuts right now. But Westeros people continue to be my favorite people in the universe, and I think about y'all ALL THE TIME. I cannot wait to see everyone in San Jose!
  8. Elder Sister

    Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    I have the Full Panic and Obsessed! They are both GORGEOUS.
  9. Elder Sister

    Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    I have the two loudest Pat M colors, and they really do last forever, but I feel like if I'm not very careful with application, I look like my mouth has shifted on my face. I could paint a whole mouth on my cheek and with those lipsticks, it would look REAL. Very strange. I'm not going to airbrush my face off, and yeah...I'm like kair. My sensitive skin would probably burn off if I used something like that. I was just very intrigued by how orange and blurry everyone looked in the infomercial.
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    Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    I recently found myself watching an infomercial for airbrushed foundation at 4 in the morning. And yes, the women looked strangely blurred....and yes, their color was weird. But I was transfixed. I'm not going to buy it, but man, I wanted to airbrush my face off.
  11. Elder Sister

    The Rules of Being a Woman

    Woman rules #1 – When a man repeats what you just said, stating, “I just said that,” will earn you a hurt look of confusion and a reputation as a difficult personality. Smiling and nodding is the only acceptable response. #2 – Be prepared to have limited to no ability to speak in meetings where you are one of (or the only) a few females, unless you speak above everyone, which labels you as difficult. Also, yelling is unacceptable. A man may get surly/argumentative/disgruntled. This is acceptable. A woman who does this is labeled difficult. Also, see rule #1 for how to react when you do get to speak. #3 – Welcome mansplaining. Women are traditionally seen as ‘slow on the uptake’. Don’t take it personally when a man explains something you already know, and try not to be insulted when they get it wrong, even though you have more experience and knowledge about the topic. Also, don’t correct them when their mansplaining is woefully incorrect. See rule #1. #4 – The fact that you are physically smaller and have less upper body strength than men doesn’t matter. You should never feel threatened, afraid, or nervous when a man is screaming and hollering. See rule #1. #5 – Being nice to men is flirting, which equates to being available for whatever. #6 – Not being nice to men means you are difficult (bitchy), frigid, gay, or all three. #7 - Your job is to be the facilitator. The men are the leaders. Accept this and don’t rock the boat. Boat rockers are perceived as difficult. #8- When passed over, discounted, forgotten; accept it. This is your lot as a woman. You are not going to be treated equally to men. Get over it. #9- If you complain about sexual harassment, or offensive language, or anything similar, you are a prude and possibly a liar. You might also lose your job. Get over it. #10 – You get to become old and unattractive, and not sexy. Men get to become Hugh Hefner. Get over it and refer to Rule #1. #11 – Your looks are extremely important. They’re how you are judged, graded, chosen. And when you begin to age, you’d better be prepared to become invisible.
  12. I had heard that one, but since she's not a world leader, and I don't know anything she sings, I don't really care.
  13. Elder Sister

    Farmer's Life For Me

    They swarmed last year - I haven't had bees this year at all. I've been thinking about getting a couple of hives and giving it a go again - my old hive is still out there somewhere...they visit my yard and I swear at them for being ungrateful.
  14. I have so many conspiracy theories that I enjoy - Knights of the Golden Circle Putin is dead and has been replaced by a body double Aliens are real and our govt. has been in communication with them for years Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by the Japanese and was actually a spy I could go on for days. I'm not sure I actually believe any of them, but I don't totally rule them out, either. I'm very cynical and distrusting of the world in general, and don't normally share my pet theories. But I like you people.
  15. Elder Sister

    Men. Men. Men.

    I'm totally not surprised. I do appreciate though, that you and mankytoes have sort of proved out what I was saying about the denial aspect of what's happening. I saw the same thing with the '#metoo' movement. You have thousands of women who are all saying the same thing, and one guy mentions the 2 or 3 women he's heard of, talked to, or seen interviewed on Fox News, so none of it is true, or it's highly fabricated.