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Mermanism is what you get from having an older sister. It isn't so bad, and does lower your chances of drowning, and will typically go away during adolescence.

Bronyism, however, is the terrible money-draining disease one gets from having two younger sisters.
He is lucky.

Edit: naked pony is best pony.


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>_>

<_<

I enjoy nekkid ponies...


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Twilight Sparkle: alicorn royal wrote:

Mermanism is what you get from having an older sister. It isn't so bad, and does lower your chances of drowning, and will typically go away during adolescence.

Bronyism, however, is the terrible money-draining disease one gets from having two younger sisters.
He is lucky.

Edit: naked pony is best pony.

o_O


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Freehold DM wrote:

>_>

<_<

I enjoy nekkid ponies...

o_O


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Freehold DM wrote:

>_>

<_<

I enjoy nekkid ponies...

I had my suspicions but this!! It is a piece of pie to convict you now!!


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Of what sir?

Section 5:b183 states that all bronys are clear of any accusations!!


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cake.


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By george! Your right Jeff!
I put that in there to keep myself from being accused, and now its come back to bite me!


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
cake.

I haven't the slightest idea of what you mean...


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Assistant Inquisitor Jeffery wrote:

Of what sir?

Section 5:b183 states that all bronys are clear of any accusations!!

This guy seems untrustworthy.


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The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
cake.
I haven't the slightest idea of what you mean...

Piece of cake. not pie.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
cake.
I haven't the slightest idea of what you mean...
Piece of cake. not pie.

SHHH... Jeff doesn't know that...


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The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
cake.
I haven't the slightest idea of what you mean...
Piece of cake. not pie.
SHHH... Jeff doesn't know that...

Oh my B.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
cake.
I haven't the slightest idea of what you mean...
Piece of cake. not pie.
SHHH... Jeff doesn't know that...
Oh my B.

It's ok. You had no way of knowing.


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The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
cake.
I haven't the slightest idea of what you mean...

The cake is a lie.


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So, I used the Instant Pot for the first time last night, making beef stroganoff from an online recipe.

PROS:
- The final result was quite tasty and well-seasoned. The beef had a nice texture, and the veggies were expectedly mushy, and you typically want in a brown sauce

CONS:
- The recipe said, "40 minutes cook time". That included only the actual pressure cooking time. So my sous-cheffing to prep all the ingredients was 40 minutes, though I know I am extremely slow and deliberate in such endeavors. But then it had me brown the beef in batches in the Instant Pot, which was another 40 minutes. So all in all, including a pick-up of NobodysWife mid-prep, it took 2 hours and 15 minutes to make, and I cut enough corners that doing it "properly" would have been another 15-30 minutes
- Browning the beef in the Instant Pot was a disaster. The first set of cubes came out beautifully. But then, as should be expected when browning flour-coated beef in a small pot, the bottom got coated with flour and there was the classic battle between avoiding burning the flour stuck to the bottom of the pot and actually getting the next batch of beef browned. In the future, I'll brown the beef in my cast iron skillet, thanks, as that's practically what it was designed for
- I added boiler onions to the recipe. I like my boiler onions to remain firm. This isn't really possible in a pressure cooker. They practically merged into the sauce with everything else. Some people would consider this a plus. I would have liked the onions firmer, so again, another separate cooking step

OVERALL:
- They tried to turn beef stroganoff into a "fast, one-dish" meal, and it was neither fast, nor optimally suited to a single dish
- In spite of all that, the final result was quite tasty, and there was plenty to go around

So I'm happy with the Instant Pot so far.


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*sends a team of kobold minions to steal the leftovers*


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Ah, sometimes you have to watch local government at work to understand why people are so mistrustful of government in general.

Lots of silliness on street sweeping:
So, for reasons unknown to me, but that my father assured me were mandated by the state, Albany must have its streets swept once a month, and twice a month around our one park.

OK, whatever.

The implementation is truly arcane:

  • The once-a-month sweeping in our neighborhood across from the park was on the second Wednesday of the month. The required second sweep was scheduled for... the second Friday of the month. So yep, our required "twice a month" sweeping had the two days all of... two days apart.
  • The city did not want to pay for "No Parking: Street Sweeping" signs in areas that were not heavily-impacted by limited parking. So most of the (tree-free) streets in the flats of Albany have permanent No Parking signs, and cars parked on street sweeping day are ticketed. On the other hand, the streets on the edges, which have a lot more trees, did NOT get No Parking signs. We have to put up cardboard signs manually, and those are unenforceable. So yep, the streets that need sweeping the most get swept the least.
  • Even better, the old street sweeping company stopped doing street sweeping, so they hired a new company. There was some kind of miscommunication, so now even though our signs all say that the odd side of the block gets swept on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and the even side on the 4th, the company does both sides on the 4th Wednesday. Since everyone moves their car to the odd side of the street for that day, the odd side never gets swept.

  • I mean, the sad thing is, it would take a 13-year-old maybe 30-60 minutes to come up with a reasonable street sweeping schedule and work it out with the street sweeping company.

    The fact that our local government hasn't been able to figure it out in over a decade speaks volumes.


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    I used to sweep corporate parking lots on the weekend for overtime.

    I could tell you stories about it but i've been commandeered to make pies.


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    Fyi: a cheese grater works for butter and makes it pea sized in hardly any time.

    As discovered by The General.


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    My dad meticulously cuts the butter into fine particles mixed with the flour, with a butter knife. at the end, the consistency is a bit like moistened sand.
    The reason for this is that, the flour and butter don't react to this process as if you had kneaded it, and thus, it produces a better, less chewy, and more evenly baked crust. Easily the best pie crust I've ever had.
    But it takes forever, so I take short cuts, and I make pie crust that's about, 3/4ths as good, but takes half the time.


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    Yay! My youngest brother is getting married and he's only giving a month's notice.

    Finally! Someone listens to me!


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    I'm glad someone got us off of food before Kileanna got back... We'd probably never have stopped discussing it!


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    Today I rode a bike... For a first time in a millennium or so...

    It's true, you don't forget how to ride a bike. Or maybe you do forget how to ride, but it's so easy that mere confidence lets you do it.


    captain yesterday wrote:
    The picture was a duck.

    The... voodoo doll?


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    The picture was a duck.
    The... voodoo doll?

    A duck made it...

    out of an oboe and two sticks.


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    Pies are done! The kids insisted on helping with every step so it took me three times as long.

    Quasi-Pumpkin pies using the big f*%!ing can of "pumpkin" the General was originally going to make pumpkin bread with.


    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:

    I just started working on a quick adventure I want to run my friends through in an RPG called Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors. I have so far written the following background for the BBEGs. Does it seem comedically terrifying enough?

    ** spoiler omitted **

    Im not saying I'm stealing this...
    I have to admit, I'm slightly confused. Are you saying that you want to use my idea? If so, have at it. If you're suggesting something else, I don't quite understand what it is.

    Just noting it's good enough for some people - who are certainly not me, mind you, as I'm far too morally upright to do that sort of thing obviously you know - to steal.

    (I.e. It's solid and I may use it some time.)


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    The picture was a duck.
    The... voodoo doll?

    The waddles joke.

    For context I got all of my jokes from a National Geographic Kids joke book.

    Especially the one about crabs.


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    I survived a trip to the Jelly Belly factory with my children!

    I thought (stupid me), "Well, the tours are free and it's a Wednesday. There won't be anyone there."

    It turned out to be "Mascot Day". There were furries *everywhere*.

    So.
    Very.
    Creepy.

    But the kids had fun.


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    Pea Bear is afraid of mascots.


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    Just going to a(ny) convention would have the same effect!


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    My mother died today, after several months of illness. She had qualified medical attention the entire time, was not in pain until the last two weeks or so, and crossed so much off the bucket list. She slept the last three days, which was what she wanted. And now, it's over.

    It's just a new world for me now.


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    My condolences.


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    I'm so sorry to hear that!


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    Sissyl wrote:

    My mother died today, after several months of illness. She had qualified medical attention the entire time, was not in pain until the last two weeks or so, and crossed so much off the bucket list. She slept the last three days, which was what she wanted. And now, it's over.

    It's just a new world for me now.

    Yes. Condolences on your loss, but congratulations that she went the way she wanted to.

    I'm old enough to have watched most of my older generations pass on (grandparents, father, stepfather-in-law, uncles, friends, etc.), and it's always easier to deal with someone who says, "It's time for me to go. This is how I want to do it. Goodbye!" than it is a stunning, out-of-the-blue loss.

    It's a whole new world, but knowing she went the way she wanted to will mean more to you than you can imagine.


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    Really sorry to hear that, Sissyl.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Sissyl wrote:

    My mother died today, after several months of illness. She had qualified medical attention the entire time, was not in pain until the last two weeks or so, and crossed so much off the bucket list. She slept the last three days, which was what she wanted. And now, it's over.

    It's just a new world for me now.

    Yes. Condolences on your loss, but congratulations that she went the way she wanted to.

    I'm old enough to have watched most of my older generations pass on (grandparents, father, stepfather-in-law, uncles, friends, etc.), and it's always easier to deal with someone who says, "It's time for me to go. This is how I want to do it. Goodbye!" than it is a stunning, out-of-the-blue loss.

    It's a whole new world, but knowing she went the way she wanted to will mean more to you than you can imagine.

    I agree with everything NH said and also offer my condolences.


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    I survived a trip to the Jelly Belly factory with my children!

    I thought (stupid me), "Well, the tours are free and it's a Wednesday. There won't be anyone there."

    It turned out to be "Mascot Day". There were furries *everywhere*.

    So.
    Very.
    Creepy.

    But the kids had fun.

    why didn't you take me with you?!


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    The Game Hamster wrote:
    Just going to a(ny) convention would have the same effect!

    yes, a new York con is like that.


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    Sissyl wrote:

    My mother died today, after several months of illness. She had qualified medical attention the entire time, was not in pain until the last two weeks or so, and crossed so much off the bucket list. She slept the last three days, which was what she wanted. And now, it's over.

    It's just a new world for me now.

    damn. A true loss. But she went out on her own terms, and at peace. May she rest peacefully.


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    Sissyl wrote:

    My mother died today, after several months of illness. She had qualified medical attention the entire time, was not in pain until the last two weeks or so, and crossed so much off the bucket list. She slept the last three days, which was what she wanted. And now, it's over.

    It's just a new world for me now.

    I'm sorry for your loss Sissyl, but it seem she passed on with her hands firmly on the rudder of her life, steering again the currents of fate.

    *Offers pat on the back, to hold your hand or give a hug*


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    Sissyl, I am very sorry for your loss


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    Deepest sympathies, Sissyl. Peace to your mother, and especially to you.


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    Thank you. It was a long process. She was ill for six months before anyone understood what was wrong. Then when we finally knew, it was four good months. And then a few weeks of suffering, pain and confusion. It feels like everything has been put on hold for ages now. And when she died yesterday, maybe it's possible to finally go on for us. I am not sure what I am feeling yet. Equal doses grief and relief, maybe.


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    :(


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    Lord High Inquisitor Hamster wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:

    >_>

    <_<

    I enjoy nekkid ponies...

    I had my suspicions but this!! It is a piece of pie to convict you now!!

    But is it a piece of Pinkie Pie?


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    Tacticslion wrote:

    Just noting it's good enough for some people - who are certainly not me, mind you, as I'm far too morally upright to do that sort of thing obviously you know - to steal.

    (I.e. It's solid and I may use it some time.)

    Of course you're too Lawful Good to steal an idea. Whenever I see you I think "Now there's a bastion of Law and Good. He is everything a Paladin aspires to be." So, I therefore SPECIFICALLY DO NOT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO USE IT! ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD MAY, BUT NOT YOU!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NEVER NOT GONNA HAPPEN NO!!!!

    Oh, go ahead and use it if you want.

    Dark Archive

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    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:

    Just noting it's good enough for some people - who are certainly not me, mind you, as I'm far too morally upright to do that sort of thing obviously you know - to steal.

    (I.e. It's solid and I may use it some time.)

    Of course you're too Lawful Good to steal an idea. Whenever I see you I think "Now there's a bastion of Law and Good. He is everything a Paladin aspires to be." So, I therefore SPECIFICALLY DO NOT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO USE IT! ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD MAY, BUT NOT YOU!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NEVER NOT GONNA HAPPEN NO!!!!

    Oh, go ahead and use it if you want.

    ~head perks up in interest~ Are we tempting paladins into falling?


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    Evil Overlord wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:

    Just noting it's good enough for some people - who are certainly not me, mind you, as I'm far too morally upright to do that sort of thing obviously you know - to steal.

    (I.e. It's solid and I may use it some time.)

    Of course you're too Lawful Good to steal an idea. Whenever I see you I think "Now there's a bastion of Law and Good. He is everything a Paladin aspires to be." So, I therefore SPECIFICALLY DO NOT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO USE IT! ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD MAY, BUT NOT YOU!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NEVER NOT GONNA HAPPEN NO!!!!

    Oh, go ahead and use it if you want.

    ~head perks up in interest~ Are we tempting paladins into falling?

    No. No no no no no nonononono.

    Yes.

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