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12:32 PM
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Q: Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?

Alexandro Chen I flipped open its latch and peered inside. A—gold tooth? I flipped open its latch and peered inside. A ... gold tooth? Was it an elephant? No, elephants didn't frequent beaches. It was—a whale! Was it an elephant? No, elephants didn't frequent beaches. It was ... a whale!...

 
 
5 hours later…
5:09 PM
@KitFox How are the words coming?
 
5:30 PM
Slowly. I'm visiting with family right now.
 
ah. yeah, that'll slow things down :D
 
 
1 hour later…
7:01 PM
@MattЭллен Woo! 60 words!
 
@KitFox woo!
 
Did you read yesterday's?
I stayed up late to write it.
 
oh, not yet!
sorry, looking for things in the hack space
 
7:24 PM
@KitFox It's good. I want more
 
@MattЭллен Did you find her?
 
@KitFox no. not found what we needed
 
bummer
I got the pizza in the oven and I'm trying to decide whether to invite the friends I kind of invited last week.
 
sounds like it would be fun
 
Maybe, but I need to get writing done.
Also, I'm really fat.
And I'm upset by this.
 
7:29 PM
nah. you're not really fat.
 
Not really fat, but fat all the same.
I should stop drinking so much. I've been slack.
 
it's only, what, a ten hour cycle to where you work? ;)
 
Something like that.
50-odd miles.
I have no idea what my cycling speed is.
 
oh, eight hours then!
 
Also, these past two days I have felt unbelievably old. My joints are aching like nobody's business.
I think the entire lower right side of my spine is in spasm.
 
7:31 PM
probably just a cold.
 
Well, the muscles there. Not the actual spine.
 
And I'm very, very grumpy.
 
understandable
 
I should go take more ibuprofen right now, actually, and make a cup of tea.
Oh. Maybe I should take acetaminophen too.
Maybe it is a cold.
 
7:32 PM
should you mix two pain relievers?
 
They have different actions.
iirc, ibuprofen is a cox-2 inhibitor, and acetaminophen is a cox-1 inhibitor? Or doesn't affect cox-2 pathways anyway.
 
ok then.
 
cyclooxygenase.
It breaks down arachadonic acid.
Which is released from damaged tissues.
Don't they teach you anything in the UK?
;-)
 
I see.
 
I might be making all that up.
 
7:36 PM
@KitFox probably :D
 
Pizza's ready. Want some?
 
yes please :D
 
It's plain cheese on a whole wheat crust.
 
fiberous.
 
When you put it that way, it sounds icky.
The crust has garlic, basil, and paprika baked in.
 
7:40 PM
oh, sorry. I thought it would sound healthy
mmmmmmm paprika
 
I have no signal. This is weird.
 
on your phone?
 
I'll have to email my husband.
@MattЭллен Yeah.
 
Weird.
So very weird.
 
7:43 PM
it'll be martian moon rays
 
I wonder if a tower got knocked out in the storm yesterday.
 
speaking of which, I restarted my universe and now my APS is at 246%
 
omg! I forgot about my universe!
 
omg!
I restarted it yesterday and it's already at the milkyway
 
Wow!
I'm pretty bothered by not having signal. I have no other means of communicating, except via email.
 
7:47 PM
@KitFox are you covered in snow?
 
See my face? Bovvered.
 
you have a bovvered face
 
We got about a foot, maybe a little more, so like 25 cm?
 
35cm
30cm is a foot
 
Oh.
Right.
There are 12 inches in a foot.
Oh. I guess my phone just needed to reboot.
 
7:50 PM
ah, that old chestnut
 
My SMS is still acting all weird.
I should probably be writing.
 
yeah. write some words then your phone will start working
 
OK. brb
It's amazing how that works.
 
8:07 PM
161 words, though,
I forgot to put the teakettle on.
I guess it's time for Minecraft then.
Which kind of tea though?
 
redstone tea
or can you make tea from creepers?
 
Interesting idea.
Can we play Minecraft together?
 
I don't have minecraft
so in theory yes
looks like it will work on linux. I'm not sure if I have java installed
apparently I do
 
8:25 PM
I'm going to go play with my boys, but maybe we could play sometime.
That would be fun.
CU!
 
9:12 PM
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Q: Less expensive way to find pictures for a visual dictionary

user71884I want to make a picture dictionary, and as it is known, pictures are expensive to buy on the internet. So, if anybody knows a less expensive way to buy pictures for a project, like mine, demanding a large number of pictures. Some people may suggest working with an illustrator, but I think this w...

 

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