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  1. Here's some info on her fiance: https://heavy.com/news/2019/03/elizabeth-holmes-boyfriend-fiance-william-evans/ He's younger than her and the heir to some kind of hotel fortune that his family has owned since the 1950s. Apparently they were partying at Burning Man while Theranos was being officially disbanded.
  2. emma675

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    You're a good egg, Mindthinkr.
  3. emma675


    I did this last night! Florida Man Dies in Explosion After Trying to Microwave a Microwave.
  4. But she did put her name on a majority of the patents for the Edison and other things Theranos filed for, so she was trying to take credit for a lot of it. In the book, it talked a bit about how the Edison would be helpful in the homes of patients who were being treated for medical conditions that required a lot of blood work to determine dosage changes for their meds. Instead of having to go to the lab, have blood drawn, have the results take days to come back, have the doctor review the results, then call the pharmacy with the dose change, they were trying to push the idea that the Edison would "beam" the results to directly to the doctor and cut down on the timing of things. Not that any of this ever worked since it was all a fraud, mind you.
  5. emma675

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    1. WTF does this mean? He is so far from what I think of a typical millennial that it's not even funny. 2. If I were Jill, I'd be pissed. He's basically saying she isn't his soul mate (i.e. the love of his life) but he's stuck with her until he dies because they got married. If he wasn't such an asshole I'd feel sorry for him.
  6. I have to have labs done frequently, too (my record is 14 vials in one draw, I almost passed out), and even I, as someone who is not a medical professional, could not understand how she thought hundreds of tests could be run on one tiny drop of blood. It is just not possible. The book Bad Blood does a great job of explaining the mechanics of what they were trying to get the Edison to do, I cannot recommend it enough. Erica was the other whistleblower. Those kids are amazing, they exposed this whole thing and exposed themselves (the law firm representing Theranos had people stalking them and more), but had the bravery and integrity to stand up to it.
  7. I noticed that! She was going for young, innocent, and harmless in the deposition video. But she still kept doing the weird, low voice. This is tacky, but what was going on with the behavioral therapist's face? The half beard and scars (?) looked like a burn patient. It looked painful.
  8. I'm still gathering my thoughts. I feel like there wasn't a whole lot of "new" info in this documentary, most of it (and more) is covered in the book Bad Blood. However, I loved getting to see and hear from the people I read about. Some looked very different from what I had envisioned. I can't decide what I think Elizabeth Holmes is--a liar, a sociopath, someone who really believed she was doing the right thing and helping people, a narcissist, etc. I think she's probably a combination of many things, but she's completely lacking in empathy above all. Real people could have died and she didn't even seem to acknowledge or understand this. A few random thoughts: 1. What was with her makeup?? I've seen clowns who looked understated compared to her. 2. Same for her hair. It drove me nuts how she always had it half tucked into her jacket. 3. The voice drove me CRAZY. It was beyond monotone, it sounded like she was speaking underwater. 4. Tyler Schulz is a better person than I am, I would have cut all ties with my grandfather if he had treated me like that. 5. I really felt for the Fortune writer, he was just gutted and furious and stunned at the end. I honestly hope he's coping with this or is able to talk to someone about this. I could feel his anger and anguish through the screen. Elizabeth Holmes just devastated so many lives in so many ways, I don't know how she can live with herself.
  9. emma675

    I Need a Recipe!

    larapu2000, you're fast! Thanks for that link, too. I've made that cake before and it's come very close, but it's not 100% (although I don't know if I'll ever totally replicate her flavor at this point, maybe it was a "grammy thing"?). I'm going to noodle over that frosting.
  10. emma675

    I Need a Recipe!

    I need a super basic recipe, but I just cannot find it. Homemade yellow cake and chocolate frosting. I know, I know. I'm trying to replicate my grammy's cake and I've tried so many and while the cake comes close, the frosting isn't close at all. I tried another one this weekend that used cream cheese in the frosting and nope, too much of an overpowering taste. Her cake was buttery and moist and the frosting was chocolate but not a super strong fudgy flavor, if that makes sense. I have her old recipe box and I just don't think she wrote it down, which bums me out. She passed away a few years ago and I just can't seem to replicate her cake.
  11. We're about 24 hours away! I've never been so excited for a Monday night, lol!
  12. emma675

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    Barb23, hang in there. I hope the meds build up in your system quickly and you get some relief. ChiCricket, that bingo cracked me up! As someone with autoimmune disease, I can almost fill up that entire card, lol!
  13. emma675

    Women's Health Issues

    Ugh, I think it's getting close to having to make a decision on dealing with my uterine fibroids. I've had them for years (and I've always wondered if I've had them since I was a teenager, my periods were debilitating until I got on birth control in my 20s), but bc pills made things manageable. I'm starting to get bleeding between my periods and it sounds weird, but I almost feel like they've grown recently and are taking up more room on my abdomen. Has anyone here had fibroid removal or a partial hysterectomy? I'm leaning towards the latter, as I'm 42 and don't plan on any kids.
  14. Good lord, the wicked witch of the west had more attractive shoes.
  15. emma675

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    Apparently UCLA is caught up in the scandal, too, but Loughlin's daughters went to USC.