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location Gilbert, AZ
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seen Aug 7 at 23:23

A fellow DIYer and amateur woodworker I like working on home projects when I'm not sitting in front of a computer.


Mar
3
comment Is it common to teach kids about the jumping letters?
Wow! That's way more impressive than my jumping letters. And good to know it was a creative teacher that made an impact.
Aug
13
comment What can I use to remember the difference between “well” and “good”?
The part I remember is that you have to be careful about using well and good. Something about "I've been well" vs. "I've been good".
Aug
13
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?
Wow, this answer really came from behind! Earlier today this was at the bottom with no votes. But I like it . . . reminds me of what Homer Simpson did because he didn't want to put money into the swear jar. Trouble is, I'd need to be way more creative than I am and then I'd have to explain the creativity to the person I was just trying to call a <insert the answer here>.
Aug
13
comment Is it really incorrect to start a sentence with “and”?
I think it's wrong because it's one of those "rules" I learned in school (maybe even college . . . yeah, I went there too!) but like lots of things I learn, maybe I learned it wrong.
Aug
13
comment Is it really incorrect to start a sentence with “and”?
@jeffamaphone I'm pretty sure an example of my long sentences would break stackexchange so I'll spare you. Also, I don't want you to make fun of me.
Aug
12
comment How bad is the f-word, really?
This question is about a "bad word" (I can't even write it publicly!) . . . unless it's explicit images no need for a warning!
Aug
12
comment How bad is the f-word, really?
How do we know the use of cuss words are managed by different parts of the brain? I would argue that only those offended by the words managed them in a different part of the brain and it's because it was programed as such. In fact, though I'm not offended by cuss words I do notice them and it's only because I've trained myself not to use them in certain situations.
Aug
12
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?
I'm with Edward on this one, silly is okay but only if I'm talking to a 6 year old girl.
Aug
12
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?
Yeah, at first the question was "What is the PC version" but that was reta..., damn it can we get to the bottom of this! And while were at it what can I say instead of "damn it" and still make it sound funny?
Aug
12
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?
@nohat True, negative thoughts swirling in my head are bad news but sometimes they get free and about the best I can do is say something in a nicer way. Beside, I don't think it's all that bad to say (to myself or someone else) that a mistake was made because I didn't think the problem though or even just pay attention.
Aug
12
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?
Yes, good edit on the question Jeff changing it from pc to "less offensive" even though with 101 rep you shouldn't be able to do that. :) I know the PC version . . even though "developmentally disabled" doesn't sound all that great either.