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Penelope's Discussions

Which man exits the elevator first?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Dec 17, 2012. 28 Replies

I'm just curious: How do men figure out who exits the elevator before the other(s)?It's rare that there are 2 women exiting at the same floor in my building, so I just take the prerogative and go…Continue

An academic look at trolling

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Oct 18, 2012. 14 Replies

I think this is useful:…Continue

Mostly just for fun: Compile my wedding reception playlist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margie Aug 7, 2012. 28 Replies

While my fiance and I in theory want a "traditional" wedding reception with dancing, we kind of have a mental block on what music we should play. We're also not sure we want to hire a DJ when music…Continue

Offended to attend a "fake" wedding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Aug 7. 113 Replies

Does it, or would it, offend you to be invited/attend a marriage ceremony that was not recognized by the civil government because a civil marriage ceremony had taken place earlier, or was scheduled…Continue

 

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Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"On the feminist websites I read, there's a parallel debate to OP's issues.  If second-category feminists (to coin a phrase) don't claim the title "feminist," the word gets narrowed at best and misappropriated at…"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"There are also normal men who believe in women's rights, and they also are called "feminists."  There are some sub-divisions (eg, first, second, and third-wave; choice feminism).  But they're poorly known/understood,…"
2 hours ago
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"It might help the speakers.  College is where you learn to identify battles and pick them.  You'll never do that if your attitude is complete self disarmament."
5 hours ago
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"In college, he probably shouldn't joke.  That's probably correct.  But he didn't joke, so I don't get Viktor's point."
5 hours ago
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"This is focused on somewhat different crimes, but if you can't understand not reporting an assault, you might be helped by hearing from victims: http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/malesurvivors"
6 hours ago
Penelope replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"Yeah, I don't like driving.  My husband doesn't mind."
6 hours ago
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"I don't understand how you were attacked.  You had a serious discussion.  It sounds profitable.  Now everyone has some new ideas to think about.  The residential college experience is all about exactly such experiences. What…"
6 hours ago
Penelope replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"I wonder about this, not seriously.  I can sense some of the boys (literally - the teenagers) trying not to snicker at my low weights.  It doesn't bother me, because I'm not so insecure as to worry about the opinions of strangers…"
6 hours ago
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"I hope he turned it in before he posted.  Lots of schools now require students to turn in writing through software that checks for plagiarism.  If the exact same essay is online somewhere, the software will flag it, creating work for the…"
7 hours ago
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Even people who think about them with contempt?"
21 hours ago
Penelope replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"Free weights.  The bar just happens to be at just the right height (probably 48")"
22 hours ago
Penelope replied to Kenton S.'s discussion Dating and friends in 2014
"Ask to exchange texts or missed calls when getting their number, especially with guys.  A lot of people don't respond to numbers they don't recognize, so get your number in their phones, too."
22 hours ago
Penelope replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"I figured out that if I'm standing by the benches, my shoulders are right at the height of the rack on one of the incline benches, so I stand between them for overhead presses and try to keep my arms disappeared behind the bar."
22 hours ago
Penelope replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"I have poor muscle memory, so it's hard for me to feel that I'm doing a lift correctly.  The mirrors help me check my form. The government recommends muscle-strengthening exercise at least 2x per…"
23 hours ago
Penelope replied to Chu Kim's discussion Ruled by Women
"With "marriage" and "wedding" having different meanings, I'm not sure we can always know who was "married" or "just cohabiting."  There are people who have ceremonies, but carefully never make it…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to John's discussion Suggested wedding presents?
"Cash is a rather awkward second anniversary gift - except maybe from the couple's family, if they're struggling.  A gift certificate to a B&B is appropriate though, from anyone that would give a second anniversary gift."
Wednesday

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Interests
Anglican liturgics, enforcement of judgments, baking, Latin
Books
Books I'll admit to having read in the last 6 months, or am presently reading: 1928 Book of Common Prayer, 1940 Hymnal, Anglican Missal (People's Edition), Plotinus' Enneads
Movies
It's a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Master and Commander, Shawshank Redemption, Winnie the Pooh and the Search for Christopher Robin, Amazing Grace, Anatomy of a Murder, Adam's Rib
Music
past favorite composers: Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Bach, and Mozart
Also, John Rutter and Vaughn Williams
Quote
Recover all thy sigh-blown age
On double pleasures: leave thy cold dispute
Of what is fit, and not.

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On Freely Choosing Chastity

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm 9 Comments

I'm not sure what's meant by "freely choosing." I had opportunities for sex before I got married, and chose not to. My choice was based in my moral understanding, which was formed by my upbringing and my friends and family. But I didn't fear violence or financial repercussions from them if I fornicated.

Now that I'm married, I'm ambivalent about my choice. The consequences were not entirely positive physically, emotionally, or relationally. Nor are my moral principles so strong that…

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Mental health and guns (Can't get into TGD)

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

I had something long on why mental health screenings for gun purchasers will never work, but I see TGD doesn't understand mental healthcare to begin with.

Though mental illnesses are more treatable than the most feared bodily illnesses, and kill just as many people, and certainly have more sufferers, they are handled differently and less by our "healthcare system."

What really gets my goat are the financial disincentives for seeking treatment. I have heard (pre-Obamacare)…

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This went nowhere.

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:28pm 8 Comments

It is true that libraries are a public benefit the government is not obligated to provide, just like fireworks displays and hiking trails. But once the government chooses to provide a public benefit, there are limits on how it can restrict use of that public benefit. 

Speech is not food. We have excellent medical, scientific, and legal definitions of food. The various welfare programs remain fairly hands-off about making sure benefits are only used to buy "good food." They do not, for…

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Engagement Story (someone asked)

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 5:41pm 2 Comments

It was all very quiet and calm. Wednesday is our usual mid-week date night. [Medium] met Rebekah at her place after work Wednesday, July 13, 2010, with yellow Asiatic lilies. Rebekah put them in the sake bottle he got her at a garage sale St. Valentine's Day weekend. Then he said he had another present for her. He pulled out a little red box and said, "I wanted to give you this and ask you to marry me." She said Yes.…

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At 7:45pm on August 6, 2014, Vytautas said…

Then wise Penelope came forth from her chamber like unto Artemis or golden Aphrodite, and for her they set by the fire, where she was wont to sit, a chair inlaid with spirals of ivory and silver, which of old the craftsman Icmalius had made, and had set beneath it a foot-stool for the feet, that was part of the chair, and upon it a great fleece was wont to be laid. On this then wise Penelope sat down, and the white-armed maids came forth from the women's hall. These began to take away the abundant food, the tables, and the cups from which the lordly men had been drinking, and they cast the embers from the braziers on to the floor, and piled upon the braziers fresh logs in abundance, to give light and warmth.

At 11:23pm on August 4, 2014, Michael D. Denny said…

"Penelope" ? 

At 6:15pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Again, but is OP a young Bay Area professional???

At 2:56pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Way too much language, also.

At 2:51pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Still, after an evening of thinking a bit on your advice to OP yesterday-can't get over the level of detachment in your statements.  He made no mention of his skills level.  Could he actually qualify for a job in tech?  Maybe you are overreaching-sounds like lost in a world of great intellectual postulating beyond any kind actual "tending your own garden.

W.B.P.

At 8:32pm on January 29, 2014, Scott L Ferrell said…

Thank you so much. Took care of it earlier today. 

At 8:59pm on August 5, 2012, Michael D. Denny said…

To be fair, that is pretty impressive for a pump house. 

At 9:01pm on September 16, 2011, Michael D. Denny said…
Not cold enough ere for them yet. Though today we are experiencing a cold snap. High about 70.
At 10:10pm on April 7, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Possibly put the material in your checked luggage.
At 8:17pm on April 6, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Hi Rebekah, on the "safety" issue, TSA would be allowed broad discretion in looking for contraband. If traveling with the hypothetical gold chain, I can see them arguing that it is privileged, but still would have to be "documented" for Custom's purposes.
 
 
 

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Uncle Rev replied to Regular Joe's discussion Salt Crusted Beef Loin in the group BBQ Pit Masters
"Haha, 2 cups of salt sounds brutal"
8 minutes ago
Kit replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"Im quite a vain person, I struggle to walk past a mirror or a reflective surface without giving my hair a quick glance to check its still alright. I dont go to the gym, but i know that the one time I did go, after my workout I was fully checking…"
24 minutes ago
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Regimen (Beginner) in the group Exercise
"Thanks HH I don't really have the equipment for strong lifts until I get signed up with a decent gym, but definitely something I'd love to work towards. For the moment I'm looking to find a workout that provides a good level of basic…"
28 minutes ago
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Regimen (Beginner) in the group Exercise
"Never really been into Rugby too much, you get into A shape for sure! Face wise haha - I'd need to build up a little before I even trained with some of the local teams"
45 minutes ago
Travis Spuhler replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Well, most pagans, especially the Northern variety didn't write much of anything down either... It wasn't until the 12th century (or 1200s can never remember which) that Snorri Sturlusson started writing down the old Norse myths, legends,…"
1 hour ago
Travis Spuhler replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"Next time, go a step further... Honestly, trolling really is a good option when dealing with Crazy™"
1 hour ago
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"On the feminist websites I read, there's a parallel debate to OP's issues.  If second-category feminists (to coin a phrase) don't claim the title "feminist," the word gets narrowed at best and misappropriated at…"
1 hour ago
Jack Bauer replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"Which means most that gladly claim the label are in the first category.  That reluctance defines the second category.   Most Americans -- from the far left to the far right -- believe women have the same right as men to political, social…"
1 hour ago

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