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What would you recommend if you have two wigs that you want to stack, but both wigs have bangs? Is that possible? Should I cut the bangs off one wig first?
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Depends on how it looks when you stack them, try stacking with the bangs first and if it looks weird cut the bangs off  one of them.
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I found out from 23andMe that I'm 1.1% Sub-Saharan African. When he heard the news, my dad sent me: Fear of a Black Planet Pretty sure I know which side of the family that comes from ;)
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Buffalo Exchange
238 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Buffalo Exchange is alright -- there are a lot of reasonably priced, and higher-than-Goodwill-quality clothes all stuffed into an attractive, clean, store.
Buyer beware though -- I bought a pair of "Armani" shoes for $60 (a good deal, even by consignment shop standards, but a ripoff for a regular average-quality pair of shoes) only to realize when I got home that they were obvious fakes. I picked them up by the register right before checkout, and am still kicking myself that I didn't take the time to carefully inspect them, or even think that the *store* would put them on display like they did (with all the other "name brand/quality" merch) without a disclaimer.
They're cute stilettos, but I still feel like a complete fool for falling for the oldest trick in the fashion book.
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Big Fish Little Fish
55 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
This is a classic local pet shop, owned and run by a guy who really knows his stuff and loves animals. I go in every few weeks to get feeder animals, new filter cartridges, see what's new, or pick up a new aquarium addition (yes, the hobby's become an addiction...), and ask questions. He even said he'd let me trade in some baby mollies I have for store credit -- you can't get that at Petco!
If you need any American Bullfrogs (freaking adorable baby frogs, can eat small rodents as an adult!) he'll make you a deal! Apparently someone brought them in as tadpoles because he didn't have a place for them, and the owner of the pet shop is trying to find them good homes.
The tanks seem a little crowded, but no more so than at any pet shop (keep in mind that these aren't meant to be their permanent homes), and he has a really good setup -- I've never seen a sick fish or animal in the store.
If he doesn't have something in stock, just ask! I'm coming back in a week or so to pick up some cherry shrimp :)
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Diva Indian Bistro
246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Try the lunch buffet! It's cheap, delicious, and the rice pudding is amazing. I get, like, 10 cups of it every time I go. I'm not a huge fan of spicy food, and usually stay away from Indian, but I'll make an exception for Diva's buffet.
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Davis Square Shoe Repair
260 Elm St # 104, Somerville, MA 02144
Davis Square shoe repair - the cost to repair my cowboy boots is $105, the lecture from the elderly Armenian man about not to wait so long, walking around on broken soles -- free! "You see, midsole ruined, I replace. Heel, worn down, I measure, I sand. You bring in early -- you save money, now, very expensive. Some places, not even take. I take. Some places, not even know how to do! I know."
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User Experience Architect / Web Developer
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  • Abine
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Mobiquity Inc
    User Experience Architect, 2011 - 2012
  • Harvard University
    Web Developer, 2009 - 2010
  • MITRE Corporation
    2008 - 2008
  • Microsoft Corporation
    2006 - 2006
  • Sun Microsystems
    2005 - 2005
  • RotorWay International
    2007 - 2007
  • Amvona
    2009 - 2009
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Orting, WA - Needham, MA - Waltham, MA - Chandler, AZ - Arlington, MA - Bothell, WA - Norwood, MA
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I work as a software engineer for Abine Inc, an online privacy startup in South Boston. We have about 30 people and are often hiring additional developers -- let me know if you're looking!

I live in the South End, as a DINK, and am usually found at one of the many restaurants in the area. As a result, I am a popular marketing demographic cliché. I've been spending a lot of time bouncing around Allston and Somerville as of late, as well.

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I was once described as an "insight machine gun." Not always a good thing -- I'm trying to turn this machine gun into a well-honed insight sniper rifle ;) Mostly, I just talk a lot. It's a problem.
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  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Pierce College
  • Sumner High School
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I love L'Occitane's hand cream and have used it for years. My boyfriend, unfortunately, is very allergic to coconut oil, and the coconut oil used in their most popular line of hand creams made his hands irritated and itchy when I used it and then held his hand. I stopped by this store, hoping to find a similar cream (I love lavender!) that didn't use coconut oil. The store was empty of customers, with two sales associates working. I asked the first associate if there was a version of their lavender hand cream (I was holding the tube to show which one I was talking about) that didn't have coconut oil, as my boyfriend was allergic. She rudely responded "It doesn't have any coconut oil, it's lavender." I pointed out coconut oil, clearly marked on the ingredients list on the back. She grabbed a tube in disbelief to look herself, while the second associate kept insisting that there was no coconut oil. I asked if they had *any* lotions without coconut oil, and they both said, with a great deal of indignation, something to the effect of: "I don't know, there are hundreds of ingredients in the lotion, how should we know?" Zero offers to look this information up, or ask someone more knowledgable. Zero knowledge about one of their most popular product lines, and the kneejerk reaction of both sales associates was to lie to me when there was a serious allergy involved! Terrible place.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
So this is an interesting place. It's a mediocre joint that slapped on a ton of a amenities ("free bottled water on checkin!" "Snickers bar when you sign up for a membership!" "Cool eco-friendly signage everywhere!") but it's mostly lip service. $100/night basic rooms get you... a $100/night kind of place, ultimately. The business breakfast was limited to three items, and they watch you closely. Granted, they had some nice Yogurt and bottles of "Naked Juice" but what if I'm unusually peckish and want *two* cups of the 8 ounce coffee? It's nice, clean, the rooms are interestingly-designed, but most of it seems like surface stuff. I had a large run in my pantyhose the morning of this big meeting, called the front desk and asked if the hotel shop had anything, or if they had any amenities at the front desk. Rather than say "Oh, I'm sorry, there's a drugstore down the street" the guy was really confused, said "what?" then laughed a little and said "Ha, we don't have anything like that" Yeah... that awkward response is more "Motel 6" than "lux, friendly hotel"
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I work next door at the Citizen's Bank building and was looking for something quick to grab before work. I had never been to iYo before, and was excited about the frozen yogurt with all the toppings. I went in at 9:15 on a work day, and it was bizarre. No one behind the counter, no one in the store, there was a big "we are now serving" sign near the front, but no obvious signs that anyone was actually serving anything. Not a good sign for a breakfast place :-p Anyway, I go back to the kitchen, find someone, and she kind of stares at me like "what do you want?" Initial awkwardness, but she explained how the frozen yogurt worked (put into cups, move down the toppings bar, pay by weight). So I get a cup, open the tap on delicious-sounding salted caramel... and thick liquid milk pours out in a pool at the bottom of my cup. General confusion follows (a couple other employees have come out of the kitchen at this point), one person saying "it should work" one person saying "we don't usually serve frozen yogurt this early" (yeah, my fault, right? It's like a yogurt parfait, but frozen!), one person saying "the ones over here are working!" So I throw the first cup away, and go to one of the supposedly-working frozen yogurts. Now I have three people watching me, it's become a freaking *situation,* and all I wanted was to get something to eat, get a cup of coffee, and go to work. I try the pistachio yogurt, but, once again, it's a thick liquid pool. I'm not going to comment on the food (it's required for a review, so I've marked "excellent" just so I don't disrupt their current scores) because I haven't (and likely never am going to) eat it, but damn, they need to get their sh** together. 9:15 on a business day, on Elm street -- surrounded by multiple offices, and they're running around like chickens with their heads cut off? Wow. UPDATE: I tried to go in again to grab a healthy-ish lunch. The girl at the register couldn't tell me how big the portion size for their salad wilted spinach salad was, and told me the wrong price. Not a huge issue to me, but is slightly weird -- she was handling plates and dishing food with the same unwashed hands she was handling money with. Just saying. This place is kind of awful.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Do you get tired of good drinks? Do you subsist, not on food, but on cigarettes and vodka? Do you think "the ghost of Ian Curtis" is an amazing Halloween costume idea (or band name)? Have you always wanted to meet a dude in a band? Just come here! I saw John Rzeznik here last weekend. Then another dude in a not-as-famous band bought me a drink. Another time, I dressed up as a drag queen and danced around on stage while sprinkling glitter on scantily-clad gay men. And I'm a girl! This place is just so fantastic.
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Appeal: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
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Visiting relatives outside Chicago, we stopped in at Doc Ryan's twice. Thursday night had about 20 people, decent music, $6 pitchers of Miller High Life... After living in Boston a while and getting used to paying $6 for a bottle of the same Miller High Life at cocktail bars, Doc Ryan's was like visiting *crazy land*! How can they afford to operate? Srsly. Saturday night was a bit of a disappointment -- we rolled in a little before 1am (they close at 3), just as they were putting the bar stools up. The bartender did let us stay for a round, but flashed the lights as we were finishing up our drinks. It's telling that no one's there on a Saturday, but it seems like a decent weekday place. They serve cheap food as well -- classic bar fare: Grilled cheese, fries, hamburgers, the usual. Nothing fantastic, but man -- you can get drunk and full all night on $20? Sign me up!
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
On check-in, an angry-looking morbidly obese woman in an unfortunate purple t-shirt took our reservation information and handed us a key without so much as a smile, a "thanks for staying with us," or any hint of hospitable friendliness. Another morbidly obese woman with her pants rolled up to the knees (desk woman's mother?) soaked her feet in full view behind the desk while watching TV. The entire thing was almost comically disgusting. The room was clean, but had some sort of weird wooden banister leg propping up the bathroom counter, the air conditioner window unit rattled like crazy, and there were two full size beds for two adults, which was a little disappointing when my boyfriend and I were in Ithaca for our anniversary. No conditioner, tiny cardboard-like bathroom towels, scratchy gross blankets... $198 for two nights here was way too much. The wi-fi did not work, their excuse being "it was just installed" (what? It needs some time to warm up?) and told me to "open the door to help it work" (all doors face towards the outside, into the parking lot). I even found a repeater of theirs near my room that wasn't configured, and presented me with an installation page where I was able to set a wireless network name and password. Seriously? On checkout, I went to the front desk where this elderly man was there. I asked if there was anything I needed to do or sign to check out. He looked at me weird and said "where are your card keys?" I told him that I left them on the table in the room. He gave me sort of an exasperated angry sigh and told me there was nothing I needed to do. Okay, whatever. So done with that place.
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Quality: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This is the first burrito I've ever been amazed by when I bit into it. I don't know how they do it, but even the tortillas are delicious. My personal favorite is the steak burrito with guacamole. So good, you can't put it down -- and they accept cards now! Edit: I'm normally a fairly, er, "regular" person, but I've had horrible and unpleasant "Mexican food sickness" exactly 18-24 hours after I've eaten steak burritos at Anna's the past three times I've come here, changing nothing else in my diet, or eating nothing significant besides Anna's. Seriously, it's become a reliable phenomenon at this point. Downgrading food from "Excellent" to "Good," because I'm still going to eat here because it's delicious. I would recommend against the elderly, immunocompromised, or very young from consuming Anna's :-p
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago