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Name: jessamyn charity west (retired)
Joined: January 28, 2000
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Ask MeFi: 70 questions , 15070 answers
Music: 5 posts , 164 comments, 2 playlists
Music Talk: 1 post, 5 comments
Projects: 8 posts, 99 comments, 190 votes
Jobs: 5 posts
IRL: 9 posts, 229 comments
FanFare: 1 post, 99 comments
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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

I was a mod here for almost ten years. I am no longer a mod. AMA.

* Hey, I wrote a book
* about the chicken fucking
* Cooter Clock is done.

I like the new interface, but I also like the old interface: AskMe, MeFi, MeTa

My username is just my name. I have always been painfully literal. My other website with less personal junk is I made a new portal of sorts at, or you can check the Wikipedia entry for more

I've been to MeFi Meetups in: Knoxville TN, Nashville, TN, Austin TX, Ann Arbor MI, Providence RI, Anchorage AK, Des Moines IA, Denver CO, Austin TX, Portland OR, Portland and York ME, Nashua NH, Seattle WA, Raleigh NC, Chicago, DC, Monterey, Los Angeles and Anaheim CA, London, Melbourne and Sydney, Montreal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, New Orleans LA, Boston, Westport, Cambridge, Marlborough & Northhampton MA, Brooklyn & Manhattan NY and all over Vermont. I like meetups. If I'm in town I'd probably like to come to yours.

Comments of mine that I like

- on anti-consumerism, "I think choosing your path and then making it look like one of the funnest most awesome paths is the way to go with this sort of thing."
- on willpower - here is a quote from Frog and Toad.
- on common ways questions get asked badly
- on why the public library seems more like a way to funnel tax dollars to big corporations
- the flags I would have if this site were my dictatorship
- a few follow-ups you might have missed: happy ending to body image question, the taters mystery
- how I feel about Reddit (not that you asked)

FAQMe - my mini FAQ for frequent AskMes

wtf is this book? sfthemes, loganberry books' stump the bookseller
where to find images? image questions, a list from Projects, a talk I gave.
mixtape ideas? Art of the Mix
travel questions? cheap flights, kayak, flyertalk
song in commercial? AdTunes

Should you eat it? Yes. Or check here.
Should you dump him/her? Yes.
Do you need a lawyer or a doctor? Probably. Call the nurse's number on the back of your health insurance card if you have insurance.
How do I stay at this terrible job? Don't.
Why does my cat do this thing? Because cats are weird.
What's the deal with X? X sucks AMIRITE.

not_on_display is in the bathtub in my heart.


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