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I grew up attending a Disciples of Christ (fairly liberal) church, but always considered religion as mere lessons/mythology. I was quickly driven away from "real church" by the anti lgbtqa bigotry and misogyny that I encountered upon attending college.

I am an independent nature lover with a wicked, irreverent sense of humor, and am an unapologetic cat person, who is also drawn to less "popular" things like snakes, frogs, insects etc. I have retired so that I can spend more time enjoying what life has to offer. (“All work and no makes Jack a dull boy”, no?).

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Why should agnostics/atheists hide this about themselves?
Zster comments on Aug 3, 2019:
Where we live (rural southeastern US), people around me HAVE been fired for suspected or known disbelief. My children were ostracized by friends and teachers for my disbelief or for their daring to question christian/historical claims. These are not exaggerations or hysterics, but what happens with a majority comprised of poorly educated religious bullies. Be glad if you live where disbelief is not feared and reviled by most, as it is here.
Hi everyone! I will come home to a cool house tonight! Landlord is here and already got the air ...
Zster comments on Aug 2, 2019:
Glad to own and not depend on a cheapskate landlord to respond to maintenance/service needs in a timely manner.
Saw the post - How important is sex in a relationship Taking the other stance How inportant is a ...
Zster comments on Aug 2, 2019:
In a general sense, relationship is not a prerequisite for sex. However, for certain individuals, it very much IS. If the question was directed toward me, personally, a close relationship is needed before I consider getting physical. Conversely, physical attraction is needed up front for me to feel romantic toward someone.
Good morning! I am grumpy this morning after a crazy evening and a bad night.
Zster comments on Aug 1, 2019:
I love heat and abhor cold. I moved to Georgia to fit that preference.
Good Sunday afternoon! We are relaxing today, about to binge watch Stranger Things on Netflix -- I ...
Zster comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Streaming. I use a Roku box and subscribe to NetFlix and Amazon Prime. I used to pay for HBO, but am dropping it dince GOT is done. I bought a second gen Apple TV first, but find their offerings much more limited. "Stranger Things" rocks, BTW! You're going to have FUN! (:
How did you deal with the empty nest syndrome?
Zster comments on Jul 28, 2019:
My nest was empty for three months, then my daughter came home after a hospitalization got her thrown out of school. My youngest came home for the summer, so we were all together until just last week. Youngest moved to a nearby apartment and eldest moves into one in September, four hours away. My first stint on my own hurt for a couple weeks, but I got busy getting my house the way I want it. This time around, I also have a few trips planned. I've been widowed over a decade, so what I make of this is solely on me. Want to be empty nest buddies while we adjust?
Grapefruit, love it, hate it, red/pink/white, raw or baked... never had it?
Zster comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Fave way, halved w sections cut free w/ a knife, top w a little table sugar and eat. I drink a lot of grapefruit, too. Juicing 3-4 whole grapefruits with two sweet apples. So far, this has turned out just sweet enough every time.
They advertise back to school sales on TV! Come on! We're still in July for goodness sake! It's like...
Zster comments on Jul 27, 2019:
School resumes Aug 2 here. That's less than a week away.
Good morning! On a more silly and fun side today, what will you not do for love?
Zster comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Wont give up my pets or my waterbed.
Atrial Fibrillation can be treated best by changing your diet and lifestyle. - YouTube
Zster comments on Jul 23, 2019:
Prevented perhaps, but treated? That's not been the experience in my family.
Not sure how I like the way most bands are touring these days.
Zster comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Not hearing from my favorite band for longer than a few songs would frustrate me. The concerts (a headliner with a warmup or two) that I've seen recently have been long enough for the artists to "play them all".
When did I start to hate summer?
Zster comments on Jul 21, 2019:
I love summer, except for the biting mosquitos. I live in the deep southern US, but grew up in the north. I personally find excessive air-conditioning to be problematic. With rooms reasonably cool, but not freezing, the outside feels warm, but not stifling to me. If I expose myself to the heat gradually more and more, I can live in it and function quite well (camping trips, weeks of lots of garden work, etc). Of course, that could all change if my health does.
What's the most you've ever paid for a concert ticket, sports ticket or theatre ticket?
Zster comments on Jul 20, 2019:
"Hamilton" on Broadway during it's original cast run: the summer of 2015, $186 per seat x 3 seats.
Good morning! I had written a long post earlier, then the internet went out, and POOF, my post was ...
Zster comments on Jul 18, 2019:
Had the front suspension spring break in half on my car when I was in my early twenties. The repair exceeded my entire bank balance, so the repair shop opened a credit card to charge it to. 75% of the cost was the labor to rebuild the front end of the car. I told them to fix all of whatever needed it while apart. The day I picked the car up, there was a clicking noise in the front end when moving. The repair guys only fixed the spring, not the CV joint or boot. It would cost me double to have the front disassembled and reassembled again. I was visibly upset about it. The owner of the shop came over to me, took my hand in his and, while patting my hand, said "don't worry about it sweetie, your HUSBAND can explain it to you." My husband was raised with privelege. He NEVER touched a car in his life except to drive it. I'd worked on tractors and trucks to finance college. I was pissed! It took me forever to pay that $1000+ bill!
Just a silly meme, since I honestly forgot to post today (shame on me).
Zster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
2009
Are you voting?
Zster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Yes. I always do.
Do you listen to music from another country whose language you don’t understand but like the song ...
Zster comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Yes. I love world music despite not being fluent in most languages.
I am in Western Ohio visiting my son, daughter-in-law, and mostly my 4 month old grandson.
Zster comments on Jul 15, 2019:
Nice!!! I love the small frog...
I think crabs are adorable. Saw tons of shore crabs today hiding out in the rocks
Zster comments on Jul 15, 2019:
https://youtu.be/JT57Qp_G0gY Are you near Port Lucie, FL like this guy?
Census Question - Church and State
Zster comments on Jul 15, 2019:
I thought the census was for the collection of objective data, not an opinion survey...
Why would, or wouldn't, you date a believer?
Zster comments on Jul 15, 2019:
That depends on the ultimate goal: casual date for companionship/fun or serious relationship with hope for a long term committment? As long as we can respectively agree to disagree, not trying to convert/deconvert the other, I don't see that as a reason not to enjoy a show or dinner together. OTOH, a deeper committment would require authenticity, mutual respect, and attraction. Deluded thinking is not something I have any respect for.
Good morning! A Sunday morning quote from Bill Gates, to which I can totally relate: "Just in ...
Zster comments on Jul 14, 2019:
For me, it's been much more a point of what I DON'T do on Sunday: rush around doing the bidding of ANYONE (after jumping through endless hoops for bosses, teachers, etc). Sunday is one day of the week where I'll rest, rising leisurely, taking time to prepare what I actually WANT to eat, play with my pets, converse with my children, basically enjoying a day MY way. (which can involve activities, get togethers and whatnot).
Flavored Coffee?
Zster comments on Jul 14, 2019:
I drink coffee because I like the coffee taste. About the farthest I'll go with flavor adds is some cinnamon or dark cocoa.
Barry is no ordinary storm. May become hurricane. The levees may overflow. [thinkprogress.org]
Zster comments on Jul 11, 2019:
The start of this one has been interesting. Looks to be a potentially big rain producer, forecast in an area that needs no more...
Good morning 🌞 Today is picture day at the office for our website.
Zster comments on Jul 11, 2019:
A little concealer below my eyes and some lip gloss. My glasses render eye make up largely invisible. So, it's seldom worth the effort.
Agriculture Dept. Suspends Crucial Tracking of Plunging Bee Populations.
Zster comments on Jul 8, 2019:
The article cites the USDA having to pay farmer subsidies in response to the trade war as a contributing budget constraint.
Good morning! Now I want to know what concerts you've seen live.
Zster comments on Jul 7, 2019:
John Denver Heart Kansas Eddie Money Tom Petty Bob Dylsn Styx Moody Blues Stevie Ray Vaughn The Kinks Rolling Stones Huey Lewis and the News Aerosmith Page and Plant The Chieftains Indianapolis Symphony Pink Floyd Faith No More Metallica Guns and Roses Vince Gill Mary Chapin Carpenter The Mavericks Trans Siberian Orchestra Jeremy Camp Sigur Ros Steam Powered Giraffe Passenger Lord Huron Thank You Scientist Caravan Palace Gaelic Storm Lindsay Stirling J Roddy Walston and the Business Gary Clark Jr. Mountain Goats Apocalyptica Panic! at the Disco Twenty One Pilots I wanted to see the Fleetwood Mac "Rumors" tour, but they fired Lindsay Buckingham and tickets were $1200 per seat! I hate to think my concert attendance will stop due to extreme prices, but if that's they way things are going, I have limits.
Watermelon for dinner.
Zster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
Really good lobster dipped in lemon-butter. Or a rare, high grade, char broiled ribeye steak.
Ain't it true
Zster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I agree, but have to be very careful who I admit that to. Such an opinion is very unpopular.
What could possibly be in the Trump presidential Library? The man doesn’t read?
Zster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
Picture books and cartoons?
I'm so curious, what stages did you all go through to get to where you are at?
Zster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
Belief in Bible as illustrative myth: Raised in Disciples of Christ church. No literalism. Jesus as a love message. Fairly sheltered faith with almost zero ugliness. Golden Rule christianity. I generally believed in a non participative but benevolent god. Never believed in a devil if god was omnipotent. Baptized into my childhood church at age 12, along with an entire class of other 12 YO. (ages 5-18) The big turn off, "Real church/christianity": From college years forward, witnessed "christians" as haters, bullies, bigots - agst gays, atheists, other christians, everyone. Understanding religion to be a human construct, seeing it weaponized to justify any hateful/selfish belief, turned me off to church. Considered this a human failing. Still loosely held on to a personal god concept, though questioned how such a deity could allow such abuses. Took our kids to a few churches to teach them about religion, not indoctrinating them. Husband and daughter got baptized. Husband died of cancer in 2006. Attended unprogrammed (no sermons or dictated belief) Quaker meeting for three years. (ages 18-44) Books grant me permission to question ALL of it: My dad, who was very well read in world religions and secularism, gifted me with books by John Spong and Neal Walsh. ("A New Christianity for a New World" and "A Friendship with God"). These books seemed to grant me permission to critically evaluate religion, including mine, and to consider discarding religion altogether. Ultimately brought me to where I am now: non-religious, nontheistic. I don't believe in a god being, figuring "god" is how many humans explain what they do not know. (ages 44-46) My "fuck religion" phase: early in my no-longer-believing years, I read and discussed a lot, shooting as many holes in religion, and especially christianity as I could. I was pretty angry at the many wrongs religion has dished out and felt a need to rail about it. I shudder to think how anger-constipated I might have been had I actually experienced a more authoritative/abusive brand of christianity personally. (ages 47-52) Present: I tired of being angry and of rehashing the same anti-religious arguments over and over. I understand the need to vent such sentiment, especially for the newly disbelieving. I personally want to move past that and enjoy a more peaceful and satisfying life as a humanist, with reverence for all life and the environment.
Instead of scholarships I think any high school or college kid (not to mention 20 yr olds) who can ...
Zster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I've spent a lot of time around teens and twenty-somethings and honestly don't hear those overused much at all. I wonder how regional or demographic it is (recalling Valley-speak of the 1980s). In these parts, I hear the dreaded "whatever" more than anything, and not nauseatingly often at that, thank goodness. I hear a lot more snippets reflecting the latest internet craze, which are full on while hot and then replaced completely in fairly short order. The pace of "in or out" is crazy quick and tough to keep up with.
Good morning! Chuck and I are going to the ELO concert tomorrow in Tampa.
Zster comments on Jul 6, 2019:
Rock (esp Classic and Hard), New Wave, Alternative Rock, 70s Funk, Indie Folk, Cinematic, Prog rock, Folk (traditional and modern Indie), Celtic, World music, Swing (classic and modern electric), 50s and 60s rock, Blues rock, 90s grunge and metal, and some Country. Not much into rap or pop, esp pop since the late 70s. Enjoy the ELO concert!! Sure wish I was going to hear them! They were my number 1 around the time of their New World Tecord and Out of the Blue albums. Never have heard them live.
These are probably the most succulent and awesome ribs I have ever created.
Zster comments on Jul 5, 2019:
It should not be possible for me to feel hunger after all we ate here today, but... you've somehow managed to get me thinking about good AGAIN! Nicely done! (:
Hello my fellow creepy crawlie enthusiasts! Any snake owners and herpers here?
Zster comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Yep! I am the herp mom of five snakes, with many other snakes, lizards, and frogs just outside my front door (a perk of living in the southeastern US). I tip my hat to your being able to breed. I did it once, but found homing the babies to be very stressful. Here's a peek at Luna (long striped Cali King), Siri (Mex Black King named "Sirius Black"), Coolie (Bull), and Seven (one of Luna's babies):
Here'd Pixie, playing with her 'ball of food' this morning...and enjoying the food.
Zster comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I give my four cats diet-appropriate "treats" that way. Since each cat is on a particular prescribed diet, I have to use four distinctly different balls and keep a real close eye on them to assure no mix ups. It's a fiasco once I put the loaded spheres down! Great entertainment! (a lot like soccer).
Good morning! What are you all up to today?
Zster comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Cooking and eating! Both kids are home this summer, so we'll make this one count! It's fresh blueberry season, so pancakes will be for breakfast and pies this afternoon. Burgers, corn on the cob, and watermelon are on the dinner menu. We've not had rain in quite awhile, so fire crackers wont be part of the plan, this round.
Beautiful pictures of humming bird in flight against sun
Zster comments on Jul 3, 2019:
Gorgeous! (thank you!)
American pride falls to 45% in latest Gallup poll, an all-time low
Zster comments on Jul 3, 2019:
The ads made the article unreadable for me. I winder what the % of Republican vs Democrats made upbthe data set. 45% seems way too high for how most around me would reply.
Good morning! Coffee or tea?
Zster comments on Jul 3, 2019:
I am REALLY into both, preferring a good dark roast espresso or French pressed cafe in the morning with a leisurely cup of herbal or white tea blend in the afternoon. A golden (tumeric) milk tea at night is also delightful.
I think I found this site by accident. How did most of you find out about it and does it work?
Zster comments on Jul 2, 2019:
First found Ag via an ad on FaceBook when it first launched. Not sure what you mean by "work". It's a social site that is mostly free of religious BS. In that sense, it works. As to therefore also being a site of openmindedness, intelligence, and tolerance... not so much. Those seem to be decreasing as membership increases.
Have you ever changed your opinion about an important issue because of a better argument ?
Zster comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Not sure if I have changed a full 180 degrees on any, BUT, I have moved a bit more centrally between two poles based on hearing other points of view explained in more detail than I initially understood.
Good morning, happy Monday, and can you believe the year is half over?
Zster comments on Jul 1, 2019:
Wisteria blooming in the spring, beef roasting in the oven, and the fragrance of wood burning in a campfire.
Well, a "thump" in the night awoke me.
Zster comments on Jun 30, 2019:
Lolol! I hate it when I check with my cat and he's looking just past me as if he's never seen such a huge spider before...
Some of the Attacus atlas larvae I'm raising, indoors, on Syringa (lilac).
Zster comments on Jun 30, 2019:
Stunning caterpillars and adult moths!
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails!! My second experience with raising them.
Zster comments on Jun 30, 2019:
Neat! I am trying to cultivate what swallowtail larvae like to eat here. Not having the best success, but might catch some broods later this summer. NEXT year, I'll try starting small plants, rather than trying from seed. I hope you can share updated photos as the babies mature. (:
I realized that I accidentally left the porch light on and noticed these moths sitting on the glass ...
Zster comments on Jun 30, 2019:
Lucky you! The large was most likely a polyphemus moth. I get pretty thrilled when I see any around here. Not sure of the smaller one. I will see if I can come up with any ideas... (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_polyphemus)
Son wants a snake.
Zster comments on Jun 29, 2019:
If your son is a minor, he might not be allowed to take his pet snake with him to a college dorm or to an apartment. A well cared for snake can live for twenty or more years, so one really has to look at meeting its needs now and in the future.
What's the oldest thing you own and still use?
Zster comments on Jun 29, 2019:
Hmm... strangely, I just discovered that the Ball canning jar holding my grandmother's corn cob holders that I inherited was made in 1915. I still use it to store her (now my) cob holders. I also have an EAPG glass pitcher of hers made in 1867, but I do not use it (and neither did she, but I cannot confirm that her mother or grandmother didn't).
Why are my bosses religious ?
Zster comments on Jun 26, 2019:
This segment discussing origins is interesting... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology
Good morning and happy Monday! I wish the weekend wasn't over yet.
Zster comments on Jun 24, 2019:
By myself, I will more fully drop my social veneer, giving way to more cursing, singing, and dancing. (:
What has been your motivation(s) to advance and succeed in your current career?
Zster comments on Jun 23, 2019:
My career was mostly demotivating, moreso as time went along. My position got eliminated post merger, 5 months before planned retirement. In retirement, I might want to keep SOME income trickling in for fun spending. However, it wont be tied to working FOR someone or having anyone working for me, flexible hours where I call the shots, according to my needs and customer's desires.
Good morning! No, I didn't forget yesterday.
Zster comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Pet chores, mostly. Feeding and cleaning of snake cages, outdoor bird feeders, and the fish tanks.
Good afternoon! Time got away from me this morning, chatting with Chuck after breakfast.
Zster comments on Jun 21, 2019:
I retired!!! Both of my kids are getting their own places this year. I also am in the best health that I've ever been, according to my doc. (:
Good morning! Here's today's question: What is the first thing you remember wanting to be when you...
Zster comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I REALLY wanted to be a field biologist, like Jacques Cousteau, etc...
How and when did you lose your religion?
Zster comments on Jun 17, 2019:
I grew up liberal christian, taught that the bible is myth and that, like fables, there are lessons within. Upon departing for college, I was exposed to christian hatred and bigotry for the first time. I have never cared to be associated with those who use religion to justify their prejudices. I’ve been on my own since. It blows my mind that others do not see religion for what it is, a social weapon of man.
How closely tied are pride and confidence, in your opinion?
Zster comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Often disconnected. I honestly care very little about what others think of me, which many think translates as confidence. On the other hand, my self esteem is ok, but I am not boastful or proud in much of any way.
Good morning and Happy Father's Day! When thinking of your dad, or any dad that's very special to...
Zster comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Laughter and curiosity! Dad was always one who found humor in almost anything. He also was always reading something new and loved to have scholarly discussions with us. I sure do miss him!
Happy Friday! What do and don't you like about the state in which you live?
Zster comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I LOVE the mild temperatures and tge geography! We are 1 hour's drive from mtns and 4 from the ocean. I very strongly dislike the blindly red and pro gun politics of the area, along with the insane religiosity.
I find it sad that no matter where we go in life there is ridicule and intolerance.
Zster comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I don't know! This unfortunate aspect of humanity has always confounded me.
Just wondering here.
Zster comments on Jun 12, 2019:
I cast votes for individuals based on their positions on the issues and the feasibility of their plans for dealing with said issues. Past performance, including any big snafus or scandals are also considered. I therefore do not vote along party lines or relative to how family members vote now or previously.
In a marriage/relationship, are traditional gender roles wrong, if you both are happy and prefer it ...
Zster comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Roles agreed to when mutually chosen can work just fine. It's having roles imposed that is cause for concer, IMO.
Just curious. Who would not have joined this forum if it was called atheist.com?
Zster comments on Jun 10, 2019:
It's too bad that you did not make this a poll so we could see a trend. Atheist/agnostic matters not to me. I just wanted to escape rabid believers!
Neo Nazis, white nationalists are currently the biggest threat to world peace.
Zster comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Try googling "white supremacy" or "christian identity". I had commonly heard that, here in the SE US, the idea has been/is preached from many church pulpits. Reading about the origins online just now, it's not so clear cut as that.
In you mind, what are you first?
Zster comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Human, humanist, and individualist. The country of my birth is a shameful embarrassment at the moment.
GOP Lawmaker: Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Would Kill My Vegetables - The Intellectualist
Zster comments on Jun 9, 2019:
The stupidity hurts...
[cnn.com] Pompeo suggests people should move if they don't like climate change. - Is he a moron?
Zster comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Yes, this man is indeed a moron.
A great way to start off Sunday, or any day... (greetings from Jasper).
Zster comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Here is what he looks like with visible ears: (:
My buddy and I traveled to Union County today to find a copperhead for me to photograph.
Zster comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Wow! Gorgeous snake!!!
What's your work atmosphere like? Team players or back stabbers?
Zster comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Back stabbers pretending to be teamplayers, so that they can get close enough to drive that stab clear through. Glad to be retired from that crap.
House Democrats Move To Increase Lawmaker Pay
Zster comments on Jun 4, 2019:
Hell no!!! I'd get fired for failing at my job as congress does, not given a damned raise!
Life Lessons Learned.
Zster comments on Jun 3, 2019:
1. No one can honestly please everyone. 2. Be your authentic self. This helps one to efficiently figure out who dislikes the real self so that time wasted on such persons can be minimalized. 3. Liars often win. If you choose a truthful path, expect to sometimes (often?) lose to those who don't. People tend to believe what they most want to, not necessarily what's true.
This is how internet, cable TV and phone companies treat their customers.
Zster comments on Jun 3, 2019:
That was my experience with DirecTV. Things got much better once I cut the cord! (:
It's easy to grow and dry Italian Parsley
Zster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I pop mine in the dehydrator for a few hours. I already put up several jars of numerous herbs.
Hi Everyone. Past Memorial Day now, what are your summer plans?
Zster comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Weird Al Yankovich in St. Augustine, then Twenty One Pilots in Birmingham. Trip to IN to collect family antique furniture in preparation for moving each kid into an apartment. (One moves in July, the other in September). Wrap summer up with Drum Corp Intl Regional finals. Lots to look forward to!
What's your favorite song from childhood?
Zster comments on May 31, 2019:
Childhood for me was the 1970s. I have a fave five (or more), or so, but will put Chicago on top for this question... "Saturday in the Park" Chicago "Car Wash" Rose Royce "Sunshine" Jonathon Edwards "Ticket to Ride" Vanity Fair "Train in Vain" The Clash "Year of the Cat" Al Stewart https://youtu.be/_Mnw9uiYggU
Good morning and TDIF! So after yesterday's question, I'm going easy on you all :) What's the ...
Zster comments on May 31, 2019:
Canned fish, especially tuna (though salmon is no treat either). The odor can run me out of Dodge on a rail, very quickly! It resembles bad cat food. The other answers (pig feet, insects, monkey brains, etc) are good contenders, too.
First Kiss?
Zster comments on May 30, 2019:
For some reason, I got quite a few kisses from pretty wonderful boys when we were in the first grade, mostly after some clandestine hand holding behind the bushes on the playground (or in my grandparents' yard). I entered a decade long dry spell after that.
Guten Morgen :) After a pretty good night's sleep, I'm ready to take on the day, which I am sure ...
Zster comments on May 30, 2019:
I do, but need to update now that my kids are no longer dependent.
One of my favorites by Aerosmith [youtu.be]
Zster comments on May 29, 2019:
That totally rocks! Here's one of my faves, from back in the day... https://youtu.be/0KoZoJFjea8
Stress relief... what works for you to chill out from stressful life events?
Zster comments on May 25, 2019:
Soothing music, a purring cat on my lap, and an exquisite cup of hot tea.
Name a movie, but replace one of the words in the title with 'asshole.'
Zster comments on May 25, 2019:
Raiders of the Lost Asshole Blazing Assholes Mutiny on the Asshole / Asshole on the Bounty
What is the best sex you ever had, and what made it that way?
Zster comments on May 25, 2019:
My very best was very intimate and special, which wont be shared, but... we tried something new/experimental that did not work as imagined. The reality was rather hilarious and had us both cracking up hard. I never knew that laughter could be an aphrodisiac, but that time it sure was!
If you can categorize it, are there some typical reason(s) you end relationships or have them ended ...
Zster comments on May 20, 2019:
Cheating, insecurity, assuming that I am/will cheat (probably because HE would/was), being mean to my friends, kids, pets... Trying to control me (asking me to dress down, hide my hair, etc).
Hey, my rating is now officially 7.7. Only five more years to 8 for the t-shirt and pen!
Zster comments on May 18, 2019:
Not sure Ag is still sending shirts. I hit 8 more than a month ago, but... nada.
Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping - AOL Finance
Zster comments on May 14, 2019:
Amazon is already shortening Prime shipping to 1 day, announced a few weeks ago. Of course, they are honoring their current two day prime shipping less and less, so I doubt they'll be sending much next day.
For previous believers, what was it that made you unconvinced about god and religion?
Zster comments on May 13, 2019:
Two books gifted to me from my father: "A Friendship with God" (Walsh) and "A New Christianity for a New World" (Spong). Both gave me "permission" to critically assess the crapola being spewed from thr pulpit. Once that ball got rolling, there was no stopping it.
I had a revelation in the middle of the night.
Zster comments on May 13, 2019:
Shouldn't non-alphas predominate in very large numbers? I don't see them as being hate worthy or deserving of abuse as that means nearly everyone is. Perhaps your abusers are just assholes, taking advantage of your pack friendly nature. Bullies suck that way. It's as if my kindness has put a bullseye on my back my entire life! So sorry you've had to deal with it.
Ethical dilemma regarding other people's stuff
Zster comments on May 13, 2019:
IF anything positive can be gained by reading through them or certain other family members reading through them (understanding? closure?) maybe... If only heart ache or dredging up pain of the past lies in it, discard.
Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Today's question: What do ...
Zster comments on May 13, 2019:
Kindness. A person can be honest and loyal, but mean, which is worse than being alone for me.
Have you seen the insurance ad that claims Americans on average live in eleven different places?
Zster comments on May 13, 2019:
Eleven! 10 in Indiana and 1 in GA (same house the last 21 years).
Good morning! Today's question: What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
Zster comments on May 11, 2019:
Getting my kids raised by mysrlf. Had not planned on any children or living without my late husband but... we did it! (Making it all the way through school AND working for 20+ years in that field come a close-ish second.)
I was forced into retirement at age 55 due to serious injuries from a car accident, which was not my...
Zster comments on May 11, 2019:
Did the late diagnosis rectify things? Is your premature retirement at all enjoyable now?
This writer explains why millennials ‘refuse to grow up’ in viral thread. | GOOD
Zster comments on May 10, 2019:
Shit! Lee's movies are FOR adults, (and older kids who can enjoy them without being messed up by the often dark plots). I am guessing that Bill has not had any quality playtime in his life. He should try it! If not, no biggie, but... if the rest of us still enjoy goofing around, while meeting our responsibilities, what's that to him? LOVED the comments to the article, BTW. I've always wondered why it was considered "proper" to sacrifice so much of our life to the fattening of corporations and their execs, while starving ourselves and our families of quality living time. I am almost 55. I did my corporate time and made just enough to enjoy life with my loved ones. I am playing nearly full time now and loving it! I wont be living a rich lifestyle, but there are worse things.
Would you be a slide or stairs person?
Zster comments on May 8, 2019:
Slide, all the way!!!
On average, how many text messages do you send in a day?
Zster comments on May 8, 2019:
10 to 25. Text is a great way to reach my 20ish aged kids and several of my friends.
Longest serving Republican switches parties because of trump.
Zster comments on May 5, 2019:
Wow! There are actually a few politicians left who are not motivated by greed and self interest? Amazing. That took courage!
I am planning a 5 day road trip from my home state of Maryland.
Zster comments on May 4, 2019:
The Fed and state highways in Georgia are nicely paved and well maintained. You really can't go wrong on any if you choose the ones away ftom the major metro areas. I highly recommend taking 441/23 out of the Smokeys, sticking to 441 through Dillard, GA to Commerce/Banks Crossing. There are several towns along that route for stops. Athens and Savannah are terrific day trip or over night spots, esp if one wants to avoid Atlanta and Macon. I know of a nearly nonstop road route between the two, if interested.
Well looky here
Zster comments on May 4, 2019:
Yeah, because only the eco-activist kids are the ones that celebrate spring break drunk on the beach... 🙄
I had a visitor today. Isn't he a beauty?
Zster comments on May 1, 2019:
Black rat snake. A good type to have if you'd prefer to see fewer rodents around.

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