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Hang With Friends

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Come on in, pull up a chair!

Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by Ian Mason on July 10, 2012 at 3:22am

That is great, Chris! Brightened up my day no end :-)

Comment by Plinius on July 10, 2012 at 1:40am
Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 10:23pm

Dear Flying Atheist, Bob Hope/aka Burbank Airport is a damn sight closer!  Like maybe a 10 minute drive, depending on traffic.  LAX is miles and miles away.

Uhhh...were you planning on travelling by conventional aircraft, or do you fly under your own power? (Just asking.)  ;>D

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2012 at 8:53pm

A nice spicy Bloody Mary with a big ole jumbo green olive and accompanied by stuffed jalapenos......Yummmmmm.  Sk8eycat, I'll be on the first morning flight to LAX!!  

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 9, 2012 at 8:06pm

Melinda, I'm with you. I only go on facebook to see pics from family. I only have 8 friends, and they are all family, except 2 from AN. You can look me up if you want. You, I would accept. But don't feel obligated in any way.

Oh, and if the wine and bloody mary's don't work, it's on to mojitos! lol.

Comment by annet on July 9, 2012 at 8:00pm

Back to being a hermit I guess.  I can't stand the dumbasses, I really can't.

 

LOL. agreed booklover.  

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 7:53pm

*SNORRRRTTTT!!!*

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 7:37pm

Here ya go booklover! I hope it makes you smile! (and everyone else too!)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 7:21pm

The Bloody Mary with beer & Snap-E-Tom has a bit of a bite.  You can also use regular tomato juice and a squeeze of lemon, or your favorite flavor of V-8.  It's a nice cooler.

I also am reminded of a scene from a TV mini-series called "Fresno," starring Carol Burnett.  T'was a spoof of "Dallas."  This wealthy family was seated at an elegant breakfast table, and drinking Bloody Marys with a giant stalk of celery in each glass as a swizzle stick.  Nobody took their celery out of the glass when they took a sip, so they were getting poked in the eye/nose/whatever.  With perfectly straight faces.

I was howling, and wishing I had been on the set when they shot that sequence.  I wonder how many takes they went through to get it right. (I think we have that thing on VHS...somewhere.)

A classic.  IMO.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 2:32pm

I joined FlakeBook at the request of a high school friend about 4 years ago.  Almost immediately I 1) started hearing from every classmate who bored me to death 55+ years ago, and 2) the amount of cr*p in my Spam Folder more than tripled.  I dropped out before the first week was over.

My favorite "Bloody Mary" is the type made with beer and Snap-E-Tom.  (Served with deep-fried stuffed jalapenos!)  YUM!

 

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