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by 7Wannabe5
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 62
Views: 2686

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Came up with a better plan. How about a law that only allows the most virile males to have sex with women over 50?
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Open relationship?
Replies: 73
Views: 8817

Re: Open relationship?

What was the economic basis for monogamous marriage? I use the past tense, because I just randomly read some articles in Cosmopolitan magazine, and it seems to be the case that even serial monogamy is passe.
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Marriage Trends

@classical_Liberal: Well, I would note that what Harry Browne might have discovered is that even if you can't imagine a woman who could offer so much value in relationship that you would find it beneficial go so far as to throw down for a ring to sweeten the pot, that doesn't mean that she doesn't e...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 62
Views: 2686

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Maybe all the sperms could be mixed together into a universal impregnating concoction that would be expensive to purchase. Sexual selection would be reduced to tadpole-like vigor. No child a bastard. Every child a bastard.
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Marriage Trends

@classical_Liberal:

"Committed, but not married" could encompass a range of possibilities, but my personal experience has taught me that "forever boyfriend" is not best of all worlds for me. In fact, I'm pretty sure that I would prefer "married, but not exclusive" to that option.
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 62
Views: 2686

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Seems to me that compulsory sterilization would likely prove to be fraught with unintended consequences.
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Instructions for family members
Replies: 20
Views: 632

Re: Instructions for family members

@IlliniDave: I used to babysit the son of a teenage hippie Mom, and he grew up to be an investment banker like his grandfather, so you might want to consider skip to 3rd generation in your bequests. OTOH, I knew a gentleman who married and had kids before WW2 and lived to be 95 and meet some of his ...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@IlliniDave: Agree. However, I am usually the type who jumps off any given S-Curve too quickly, rather than too slowly. So, I have been been stuck trying to somehow triangulate my "jump!" instinct with my resolve to stick-until-completion. I almost signed up to drive an Americorps bookmobile in some...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Instructions for family members
Replies: 20
Views: 632

Re: Instructions for family members

My two adult children are both NT. My DS28 is taking courses towards CPA starting this fall. My DD26 is currently employed as financial-rescue person for small Interior Design firm that is in the red and being funded/floated by designer's wealthy attorney husband. She told me "I deserve a raise, but...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@enigmaT120: Thanks : ) My personality type is tough-bright-resilient, like a red rubber ball, so I am already bouncing back. Well, apparently a few days of incarceration has had the effect of clearing my sister's brain to the extent that she now recognizes that she has been delusional. So, fingers ...
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Satiety and energy crashes on different diet models in specific case
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Satiety and energy crashes on different diet models in specific case

It also could be argued that it is the diuretic effect of ketosis that is effective. All sorts of mechanisms that are diuretic have the effect of reducing appetite and increasing possibility of loss of weight. The water pills that women sometimes take to reduce hormonal bloating are very similar in ...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

Okay, that line of thought managed to distract me for a couple hours. I really have nothing tying me down, and I do have a mixed bag of skills/experience/credentials that ought to at least garner me something like 2x minimum wage just about anywhere I plant myself next. To Do List 1) Arrange for gar...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Marriage Trends

@radamfi: Many people with very low sex drives are still interested in romance, simple affection, companionship and the social benefits of being half of a couple. "I" wouldn't choose to marry a man who showed any sort of inclination towards slacking off in the sack, but that doesn't negate my recogn...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Marriage Trends

My recent "ex" (as opposed to my first ex ) and I consistently had sex 7 -10 times/week for the entire 3 1/2 years we were together. Obviously, we still broke up for other reasons, but I think if both individuals in a couple include "strive for consistently hawt sex life" in their relationship missi...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@Jason: Agree. I also don't like Eddie Vedder or Bono. @Felipe: Okay, maybe not pure mutual exclusivity, but IME, shibari and a belly full of cherry cheese danish do not mix well. I think I lost around 25 lbs. the first 3 months I was in training. I typed "tantric", but I really mean something close...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Marriage Trends

Even though my marriage was pretty miserable, I agree that there are some inherent benefits that can't easily be duplicated in less committed scenario. However, that still leaves open the question of whether the sum of the benefits available in less committed relationship(s) PLUS the benefits of bei...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@classical_Liberal: I like your suggestion because a "fresh slate" always cheers me up, but I will have to ponder a bit to figure out how what you are suggesting would result in a different answer or plan than what I have already been doing. I know that I am easily distracted, and I don't have endle...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@Smashter: I read the first chapter or two of "Algorithms to Live By" last week, but didn't get to exponential backoff. Sounds like a reasonable plan. The complication in the case of my sister is that she is also a 2x cancer survivor. She has always been pretty borderline, mostly tending towards maj...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@Sarouel: "Get outta Dodge" is urban slang based on frequent use of phrase by the Marshall on the television series "Gunsmoke." I was referencing it due to another Wild West movie phrase "There ain't enough room in this town for the two of us." However, I did do a brief experiment with living in my ...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 8763

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

@Felipe: The garden itself is no problem. The project is going very well. Almost throbbing with abundance. My problems mostly have to do with the humans within vicinity of the garden. My currently bat-shit sister being #1 problem. She is in jail again for violating the terms of her breatholizer-teth...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3748

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

@Felipe: Gotcha. I never live by myself, and I don't currently own a car, so anybody who wants to date me pretty much has to come pick me up and feed me at his place or a restaurant. My BF makes me cook sometimes, but he buys the ingredients, and he usually pays for anything else I might want to pic...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 2921

Re: Marriage Trends

Women can simulate this in their thoughts with 1 second after seeing a post-it note saying "Clean me" attached to a kitchen appliance.
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3748

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

@Felipe: I am curious about how you enact/maintain the practice of covering expenses with 70-30 split? I was thinking that my perspective is kind of warped by the fact that I have only ever dated boys/young men under the age of 25 who had very little money before my marriage, and then mostly middle-...
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Felipes Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Felipes Journal

What fun! One of my new resolutions is that I am going to plan my life forward on the basis of pretending like I am a man in his early 20s rather than a woman in her early 50s. Reading journals like this strengthens that resolve.
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: JL Collins - The Simple Path to Wealth
Replies: 73
Views: 4385

Re: JL Collins - The Simple Path to Wealth

@Felipe: That makes sense in context. I will have to add it to my reading list.