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Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Impus Minor is reading Lord of the Flies. He was really looking forward to it, because he likes dark fiction. But now he's going nuts.

"They're ALL jerks! I want them all to die!"
"They're SO stupid! How could they grow up and not know how to do xxx?"

Yes, he has lots of Tracker's Camp experience and a few years of camping and backpacking, so he may be a little biased against those who don't even know wilderness basics.

My homeroom latched onto LotF pretty hard. To the point where if I step out of the room for 15 seconds for copies, I come back to find one of them writing KILL THE PIG over and over again on the board as they casually discuss which of them they're going to eat.

I looooove the Simpsons take on the book. Still quote that episode regularly.

I'm sure they were naked on the island.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
What the hell can you talk about for six hours that is more important than actually working those six hours?

Oh...that...testing the collapse of all the separate domains into one. This won't go poorly at all.


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Vanykrye wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
What the hell can you talk about for six hours that is more important than actually working those six hours?
Oh...that...testing the collapse of all the separate domains into one. This won't go poorly at all.

I would TOTALLY be watching muted subtitled Netflix on my phone during said meeting.


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I can't. I'm apparently instrumental in their testing. Because they need me to control a test account rather than having the people running the project control the test user account. Which makes sense, because they know I'll give them unvarnished truth and it removes bias.


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The problem is that they gave me a whopping 7 minutes notice.


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Vanykrye wrote:
The problem is that they gave me a whopping 7 minutes notice.

The courier was supposed to arrive at 3 pm today. He was at 2 pm, which forced us to pack a pallet of wooden game chests as quickly as possible (instead of an hour we had allotted for that task)...

*sigh*

We did it, though it would be much better secured if we could do that slowly. Lets hope none of them will get scratched during the transit :(


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Anyone want to recommend me a fantasy novel? I've finished WoT, and I can't seem to pull the trigger on a new book.

I forgot The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch. Thieves' guild + Murphy's law.


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For my next, "Stump the IT guys" challenge, I give you: The Windows 10 Crackling Microphone Problem.

Long story short: The video department always FedExes me a microphone to do home recordings. At $32 each way and multiple recordings a year, we decided it was cheaper for me to buy a mic.

Mic #1: The Comica Lavalier Microphone. It generated unacceptable static during my recordings, which I attributed to having to use a 3mm-to-USB adapter, so I returned it and got...

Mic #2: The well-regarded Blue Snowball. Same exact crackling.

I tried the Microsoft support article and, surprise surprise, it didn't help. I emailed my sound-savvy co-worker and his immediate response was, "Oh, you've got a loose connection."
In two different mics. In three different ports. I'll tell you who has a "loose connection" with an answer like that!

So, has anyone else heard of such a phenomenon?

EDIT: Thank you, FaWtL. As is almost the universal case, the moment I posted my issue. I tried the very last configuration I hadn't tried (Snowball directly into laptop) and it worked fine.

All IT is resolved by publicly posting your idiocy.


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Wait a minute, I own how many cameras, now?


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Well, it's a hobby that lens itself well to collecting things.


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Blackguard of Puns wrote:
Well, it's a hobby that lens itself well to collecting things.

Don't even get me started on my lenses.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Blackguard of Puns wrote:
Well, it's a hobby that lens itself well to collecting things.
Don't even get me started on my lenses.

I collected roughly $3000 worth of lenses for film cameras (a Nikon 50mm, Tamron 28-200, Tamron 200-400, and Nikon doubler), but none of them worked well with my digital camera. It came with the most annoying possible lens combination: 18-55 and 55-300, so since most shots are done somewhere between 40 and 80, you end up constantly changing lenses. So I sold all of those as well.

I'm down to two lenses: A Tamron 18-400 and the old doubler. Life is just easier that way. (Though I really should get a static 50mm for high-res closeups...)


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NobodysHome wrote:

For my next, "Stump the IT guys" challenge, I give you: The Windows 10 Crackling Microphone Problem.

Long story short: The video department always FedExes me a microphone to do home recordings. At $32 each way and multiple recordings a year, we decided it was cheaper for me to buy a mic.

Mic #1: The Comica Lavalier Microphone. It generated unacceptable static during my recordings, which I attributed to having to use a 3mm-to-USB adapter, so I returned it and got...

Mic #2: The well-regarded Blue Snowball. Same exact crackling.

I tried the Microsoft support article and, surprise surprise, it didn't help. I emailed my sound-savvy co-worker and his immediate response was, "Oh, you've got a loose connection."
In two different mics. In three different ports. I'll tell you who has a "loose connection" with an answer like that!

Aren't they all coming from different ports to the same chip? (ages ago my very old tower motherboard had USB ports connected somehow like that at least) Maybe the "loose connection" is between the chip and rest of the board?

Quote:

So, has anyone else heard of such a phenomenon?

EDIT: Thank you, FaWtL. As is almost the universal case, the moment I posted my issue. I tried the very last configuration I hadn't tried (Snowball directly into laptop) and it worked fine.

All IT is resolved by publicly posting your idiocy.

Complaining works.


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PD/work day today. I got completely caught up on my grading, got my sub plans in place for Wednesday (helping with a field trip), got lessons planned out for the next two weeks and completely written up for this week, and got my entire persuasion unit planned out and about 75% written up. Also, the district provided a free flu shot clinic.

I'd say it was a day well-used.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Is this match game? I always thought NH would be a good game show host.

(1) I dress the part

(2) I like to give stuff away
(3) I am loud and cheerful and have no fear of public speaking

PERFECT!!!

If I can dress up in drag as Charles Nelson Riley, I'm in.


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Guys. Guuuuyyyuus. I don’t have time to do all the things. Bah!


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NobodysHome wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Blackguard of Puns wrote:
Well, it's a hobby that lens itself well to collecting things.
Don't even get me started on my lenses.

I collected roughly $3000 worth of lenses for film cameras (a Nikon 50mm, Tamron 28-200, Tamron 200-400, and Nikon doubler), but none of them worked well with my digital camera. It came with the most annoying possible lens combination: 18-55 and 55-300, so since most shots are done somewhere between 40 and 80, you end up constantly changing lenses. So I sold all of those as well.

I'm down to two lenses: A Tamron 18-400 and the old doubler. Life is just easier that way. (Though I really should get a static 50mm for high-res closeups...)

Well, for digital, I have a 24-70mm F/4 for my Nikon Z6. That's my only Z mount lens, and my most modern lens. Very good all-round travel lens. Put that on the Z6, and I rarely need to switch lenses. I do have a couple other modern lenses in F mount, like a 70-300 I don't use much, but most of my glass is film glass. I have a glorious 80-200 lens that is my most used telephoto, even for digital, and I have several film SLRs from different brands, with a decent 50 for each of them. I've got wide angles, too. So much glass. I love film primes. I'm looking for 28s and 35s right now. I'm often finding 50 too long.


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So, I thought scammers had hit the bottom of the stupid barrel when they started calling me and GothBard to inform us that our "Social Security number has been suspended". (That one still busts me up. Next they'll suspend my birthday.)

But noooooooo...

This morning I got a text from Wells Fargo that my mobile banking had been disabled, along with a helpful link to bit.ly. I mean, they're not even trying to mask the URLs any more! "Hey! Go to this shell web site and get redirected to Pwn Ur Device R Us, please!"

When you're too lazy to even make a decent attempt and you STILL catch people, that's just sadness.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Have you read any of Steven Brust's books?

I have not; any titles you recommend in particular?

lisamarlene wrote:

Have you ever read all of Foundation?

I keep meaning to.
The problem is, I accidentally bought the fifth and final book at a garage sale when I was a kid and read it, and ever since, I've been unable to start it properly from the beginning.

I read one or two of them long ago. I remember liking them, but I don't remember much about them...

I (and LisaMarlene) particularly enjoy 'The Phoenix Guards' and the books that follow it (500 Years After, and 'The Viscount of Adrilankha' (sp?)).

However, you might not like them so well if you are not also fond of Dumas. If you do, trying some of Pierre Prevel's novels might also be to your taste, though I haven't read many of those.

Brust's Vlad Taltos books are great too - they start off as hard-boiled fantasy crime fiction (not detective stories, really), then get odder as the series continues, in a good way.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Guys. Guuuuyyyuus. I don’t have time to do all the things. Bah!

Then it's time to restart Project Clone Tacticslion, clearly.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Have you read any of Steven Brust's books?

I have not; any titles you recommend in particular?

lisamarlene wrote:

Have you ever read all of Foundation?

I keep meaning to.
The problem is, I accidentally bought the fifth and final book at a garage sale when I was a kid and read it, and ever since, I've been unable to start it properly from the beginning.

I read one or two of them long ago. I remember liking them, but I don't remember much about them...

I (and LisaMarlene) particularly enjoy 'The Phoenix Guards' and the books that follow it (500 Years After, and 'The Viscount of Adrilankha' (sp?)).

However, you might not like them so well if you are not also fond of Dumas. If you do, trying some of Pierre Prevel's novels might also be to your taste, though I haven't read many of those.

Brust's Vlad Taltos books are great too - they start off as hard-boiled fantasy crime fiction (not detective stories, really), then get odder as the series continues, in a good way.

<Aged Wizard enters thread>

Hi guys! Long time no see!

I like Stephen Brust very much, His Taltos series is awesome, it has 1 or 2 questionable works in the middle, (I think he was in a rough patch?) but pick back up again very nicely. AND they flow seamlessly into the Phoenix Guards saga. (Same world) SOme of the characters even make guest appearances in the other series. :)

I have to agree that you will enjoy them better if you enjoy Dumas-style swashbuckling. I have always thought that some of these novels would make excellent movies.

Happy Weekend to all!

<Aged Wizard exits thread,...>


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I thought scammers had hit the bottom of the stupid barrel when they started calling me and GothBard to inform us that our "Social Security number has been suspended". (That one still busts me up. Next they'll suspend my birthday.)

But noooooooo...

This morning I got a text from Wells Fargo that my mobile banking had been disabled, along with a helpful link to bit.ly. I mean, they're not even trying to mask the URLs any more! "Hey! Go to this shell web site and get redirected to Pwn Ur Device R Us, please!"

When you're too lazy to even make a decent attempt and you STILL catch people, that's just sadness.

I know right? When I got that call I laughed for 3 days. :)

I am still embarrassed that my mother in law fell for the, "This is Microsoft IT, and we see you have a problem with your PC, please help me to log in remotely and I will fix it for you" scam.
Yeah, she said goodbye to ALL of her online game accounts. :(

When my wife got that call, she told them, "My husband and his friend, the hacker, take care of all our computers". They couldn't hang up fast enough.
;P

<Aged Wizard Re-exits thread, for reals this time,...>


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Is this match game? I always thought NH would be a good game show host.

(1) I dress the part

(2) I like to give stuff away
(3) I am loud and cheerful and have no fear of public speaking

PERFECT!!!

If I can dress up in drag as Charles Nelson Riley, I'm in.

Only if I can too.


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Ragadolf wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I thought scammers had hit the bottom of the stupid barrel when they started calling me and GothBard to inform us that our "Social Security number has been suspended". (That one still busts me up. Next they'll suspend my birthday.)

But noooooooo...

This morning I got a text from Wells Fargo that my mobile banking had been disabled, along with a helpful link to bit.ly. I mean, they're not even trying to mask the URLs any more! "Hey! Go to this shell web site and get redirected to Pwn Ur Device R Us, please!"

When you're too lazy to even make a decent attempt and you STILL catch people, that's just sadness.

I know right? When I got that call I laughed for 3 days. :)

I am still embarrassed that my mother in law fell for the, "This is Microsoft IT, and we see you have a problem with your PC, please help me to log in remotely and I will fix it for you" scam.
Yeah, she said goodbye to ALL of her online game accounts. :(

When my wife got that call, she told them, "My husband and his friend, the hacker, take care of all our computers". They couldn't hang up fast enough.
;P

<Aged Wizard Re-exits thread, for reals this time,...>

My favorite was when I was told one of my brothers was in jail and I had to wire money to bail him out, I just said "great! You can keep him!" "But, he might spend years in jail..." "Awesome! Thank you!!" *Click*.


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Political on Flu Shots:
Speaking of flu shots, I really couldn't express my sheer fury at the anti-vaxxer crowd for the new viral message, "If you get a flu shot, please stay home for 2 weeks because you're contagious to the rest of us."

When your lies kill people, you really, really deserve some long hard jail time.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I thought scammers had hit the bottom of the stupid barrel when they started calling me and GothBard to inform us that our "Social Security number has been suspended". (That one still busts me up. Next they'll suspend my birthday.)

But noooooooo...

This morning I got a text from Wells Fargo that my mobile banking had been disabled, along with a helpful link to bit.ly. I mean, they're not even trying to mask the URLs any more! "Hey! Go to this shell web site and get redirected to Pwn Ur Device R Us, please!"

When you're too lazy to even make a decent attempt and you STILL catch people, that's just sadness.

I know right? When I got that call I laughed for 3 days. :)

I am still embarrassed that my mother in law fell for the, "This is Microsoft IT, and we see you have a problem with your PC, please help me to log in remotely and I will fix it for you" scam.
Yeah, she said goodbye to ALL of her online game accounts. :(

When my wife got that call, she told them, "My husband and his friend, the hacker, take care of all our computers". They couldn't hang up fast enough.
;P

<Aged Wizard Re-exits thread, for reals this time,...>

My favorite was when I was told one of my brothers was in jail and I had to wire money to bail him out, I just said "great! You can keep him!" "But, he might spend years in jail..." "Awesome! Thank you!!" *Click*.

Hah! Love it!

My father-in-law is at least smarter than my mother in law was on that point.
He got the call that his grandson, (One of them at any rate) was in jail in another state. And he had to wire money immediately to get him released. Complete with a young man on the phone going 'Grandpa? Help me!'
You must understand, my Father in Law is a Vietnam Vet, and very mellow most of the time. He just sat back in his chair and drawled, "Well, that's terrible. Although I'm really curious how he managed to get 3 states away since I last saw him an hour ago!"
Silly scammers.


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Man, I am such a nerd. Tomorrow is Halloween weekend at the big NorCal Renaissance Faire. I want to do film photography, but both black and white are valid options. No matter. Setting aside medium format cameras and rangefinders, I have plenty of SLRs in various states of preparedness for use. For this task, I'd say the Nikon FE2, Canon AE-1, and Pentax K1000 are all suitable, if my dad has a battery for the AE-1 at work. If not, I can load the FE2 with Portra 160 (high end color film) and the K1000 with 100 TMAX (decent black and white film), and shoot both color and B&W all day without having to change rolls. If my dad does have a battery for the AE-1, I'll take that for B&W instead of the K1000, while still taking the FE2 for color.

But there is also no way in hell I attend such an event without my trusty Nikon Z6 mirrorless digital camera. That's just not on. And my Samsung Galaxy S9 has a very fine camera. So, really, I am attending this event with 4 good cameras.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Guys. Guuuuyyyuus. I don’t have time to do all the things. Bah!
Then it's time to restart Project Clone Tacticslion, clearly.

Ugh, tell me about it. I'm still salty I don't have at-will uses of simulacra to just make more of me that were beholden to my will. It would be so daggum useful (to tell myself what to do, and actually have me, you know, do it).


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NH, PM.


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Trying to get flu shots is a pain.
No insurance.
HRA at work will, theoretically, eventually reimburse me.
But fronting the cost is a pain, so I have a Care Credit card (a credit card for medical use that accepts people with ridiculously bad credit, and charges Shylockian interest.) But not all pharmacies accept it. And none of the pharmacies that DO accept it give flu shots to kids under seven, so we're waiting at CVS to pay out of pocket for Val's shot. (Hermione and I got ours at Walmart.)


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lisamarlene wrote:

Trying to get flu shots is a pain.

No insurance.
HRA at work will, theoretically, eventually reimburse me.
But fronting the cost is a pain, so I have a Care Credit card (a credit card for medical use that accepts people with ridiculously bad credit, and charges Shylockian interest.) But not all pharmacies accept it. And none of the pharmacies that DO accept it give flu shots to kids under seven, so we're waiting at CVS to pay out of pocket for Val's shot. (Hermione and I got ours at Walmart.)

Un-be-fricking-lievable.

I know I've lived a sheltered life (living at home, then as a video store clerk, then grad school, then as a teacher, then as a tech worker), but the idea that people won't pay a teacher up-front to get a flu shot is...
...it's a good thing my blood pressure was low at Wednesday's physical. I think I'd blow a gasket.

Health:
My health isn't something I talk about much because of the environment I'm in. Shiro doesn't have long, so any talk about health or retirement or the future is very quickly quashed.

But I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but eating healthy and exercise really does work. My triweekly gigasalads and daily 2-mile walks have dropped my blood pressure to 110/70 and my cholesterol to 161. It's the best bloodwork I've had since I started keeping records in '95. And I can't celebrate or talk about it. 'Cause Shiro isn't in that boat.

Cancer sucks.


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How cities and residents SHOULD interact:

Emails wrote:

Hi Nobody,

We appreciate you contacting us and letting us know. I have reached out to the street sweeping company and informed them of this issue.

Thank you,

<City Rep>

From: NobodysHome <nobody@nowhere.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:58 PM
To: AlbanyPublicWorks <apworks@albanyca.org>
Subject: Early street sweeping

Dear Public Works Department,
Please remind your street sweepers to adhere to the published schedule and not arrive early.

I am in the Blue Zone (3rd Wednesdays, 12:00 - 4:00 pm). Due to limited parking in our area, many residents don't move their cars on street sweeping days until 11:00 or 11:30 am to avoid having out-of-area vehicles park and block the sweeping.

This morning we were all surprised when the sweeper came through at 11:20 am. All of our cars were still in front of our houses, so the sweeper did... very little.

It's frustrating to work hard to make space for the sweeper, only to have the driver ignore the posted schedule and arrive too early, preventing us from moving our cars.

Please inform him/her that he/she should absolutely not sweep before the posted time of noon.

Thank you.

NobodysHome


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So I went to the store today, and I got myself one of those Starbucks Double Shot cans.

The can says "shake lightly".

So I shake it on the way out the store - but not lightly. I figure "coffee isn't carbonated" - and I have that thing moving like a s$&~ty nanny trying to shut an infant up in the 80s.

You can guess where it goes from here.

Tala is sitting next to me in the car, and when I open it, it gets in her face, her hair, all over her chest...

...so basically, what I'm saying is, I bu-coffee'd her.


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NobodysHome wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

=(


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

So I went to the store today, and I got myself one of those Starbucks Double Shot cans.

The can says "shake lightly".

So I shake it on the way out the store - but not lightly. I figure "coffee isn't carbonated" - and I have that thing moving like a s@@~ty nanny trying to shut an infant up in the 80s.

You can guess where it goes from here.

Tala is sitting next to me in the car, and when I open it, it gets in her face, her hair, all over her chest...

...so basically, what I'm saying is, I bu-coffee'd her.

HAHAHAHAHHAAAAAA

More seriously, be careful. The contents are under pressure and the explosion could have been bad.


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Trying to get flu shots is a pain.

No insurance.
HRA at work will, theoretically, eventually reimburse me.
But fronting the cost is a pain, so I have a Care Credit card (a credit card for medical use that accepts people with ridiculously bad credit, and charges Shylockian interest.) But not all pharmacies accept it. And none of the pharmacies that DO accept it give flu shots to kids under seven, so we're waiting at CVS to pay out of pocket for Val's shot. (Hermione and I got ours at Walmart.)

Un-be-fricking-lievable.

I know I've lived a sheltered life (living at home, then as a video store clerk, then grad school, then as a teacher, then as a tech worker), but the idea that people won't pay a teacher up-front to get a flu shot is...
...it's a good thing my blood pressure was low at Wednesday's physical. I think I'd blow a gasket.

** spoiler omitted **

Damn.


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Freehold DM wrote:
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R̷̟͕̠̰̮͚̘͕̲A̸̖̳̱̳̱͔G͏͎S̳̭̳̲̝̜̀ ̙̞́͟R̘̣͔͍̘͓Á̭̰̗͖̰͘Ģ̢̰͓̲̞͔͜S̸̵̠̜̦̭̭̼̺͈̹ ̧̝̫̠͘R͍̘̰A̻͍̦̲͙̤͓ͅG̶͔͈̪̼͉͉̳̟͎͡Ś̵̘̬̰͕̥̭̘̰ ̨̗͙͈R̴̮̰̮̫̣̩̬̝̱A̜G͜͏̦̼̬̖S͘͏҉̫͔͙̗͎ ͈̻̠͢͡R̘̫̀͝ͅA̡̞̼͜G̴̡̹̫̤͙͚̺͚͔Ş͔̞͉̠̪̝ ̧̳̫̬͖͚͠R̵̮̺̱͇̙͠Á̦̼̥̰͙͢G̸̡̬̪S̸̠̥̯̹͘͝ ̝̭͕̟̮̹R̶͎̱͚̲͎̕͠A̫̕̕̕G̹̞͇̘̲͈̮͔͢S̨̧̬͔ ̹̱͍̪̟̗͍̼͠R̮̜̀̕A̧͇̪̝̳̱̭ͅG̨̧̝̯̩S̘̱͍ ̢͇̥̹͓͈̗͎͙͠R͏̧̹̦̳̠̮̫͓̗A̴̶̬̬̞͕̱͓͞G̵̹̫͔̲̠̬̩̩S̩̖͉̬͙̩͜ ҉̙̫̘̱̳ͅR͓͜͢ͅA̩̗͔Ǵ̶̹̯͞S̛͕̥̤ ̛͉̯̀͠R̡̻͓̜͘A͙̥͉̖̰̜̝͚G̣̥͓͉͓͈͟S͓̞̙̜̘̤̪̀ ̷͙̭R̦͔͕͉͝A̢̼̘͜͡ͅG͏̬̞̩̫͔̺̪S̝̗͕̜͡ ҉͏̬̲̜̙̲̮͟R͏̵̟̰̘̼̻͎͉ͅA̝̤͜G̮̟̘̲͓̭͔͢͝Ṣ̵̙͟ ͈̙̪͉͕͔R̷̨̖͚̖A͉͙̤G̗̼S͏͏̬̫ ̛̗̞͖̬̹͖̭͡R̸̨̨̖̬̖͚A̹͟͞G̮͚̹̬̱̺̀S̶̡̹̺̤̰͓̗͇̮̙ ̤͎̱͔͓̪̕͠͡R͔̙͙̗͈͠A͍͡G̩̫̮S̞͡ ̶͚͍̠ͅR̶͉̯̭͖̭̥̭A̧͉̕͜G҉̶͎̯̮̤̰͡S̢̪͜͠ ̵̰̥̕ͅR̭͈̕͠A̹̳̼͕̳̩̺̼G̴̻̥̭͝S̨̙̼͉ ̷̢͙͈͚R͖͓̝̼͖̯͎͖̜A̷̵̳͚͢Ǵ̥̤̱̳Ś͙̭̗̩͓̫̻̯̹͠ ͔̹̗̘̱R̶̭̺̫̝̩͘ͅA̵͇̙̹̹̹͎̘͡Ǵ̶̜̯̭̼̣͎͖͢S̴̢̮̦͔̞̝̲͉ ̣̥͖̳̱͇̰̯R͓̲̯̳͞A̷͇Ģ̤̙̫̺͚͢S̮͍̲̲̖͟ ̛͏͕̞R͚͖̜̦͚̘͖̠͍͘A̭̞G̡̞̬͚̫̞̟ͅŚ̶͈͓͇͙̗͇̝ ̴̱͉̩͍̖͍̰͢R͚À̠͚̘͜͡G̵̞̯̠Ś̟̥̙̣ ̦̦̀Ŗ̘̱̻̱͙̳̮͈͢͟ͅA̬̮̫͔̼̗͓̹̝G̱̲̥͢͠S͈̼ ̶̛͇̼͓̙R̪̻̯̻̖̙̥̳͘͠A̴̕҉͚̝̮G̝̫̙̘͍̖͟Ş̰̠̣̰͕̬ ̫͍̘͇̀͜ͅR͎͎̬̪̰͖̼̕͡Ạ̴̢̦̜̥̹̠͕͔̣G̶͎̱̭̦̝̫͚̞̗S̶̷͈̰͓͍̪̙͢ ̨̘̮̮̣̲͢R̛͙̞̼̝̘̞͍A̧̦͕̜͚̻̠̙͓̞G̨̣͘S̶̥͕͓̗̼͎̗


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Freehold DM wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

So I went to the store today, and I got myself one of those Starbucks Double Shot cans.

The can says "shake lightly".

So I shake it on the way out the store - but not lightly. I figure "coffee isn't carbonated" - and I have that thing moving like a s@@~ty nanny trying to shut an infant up in the 80s.

You can guess where it goes from here.

Tala is sitting next to me in the car, and when I open it, it gets in her face, her hair, all over her chest...

...so basically, what I'm saying is, I bu-coffee'd her.

HAHAHAHAHHAAAAAA

More seriously, be careful. The contents are under pressure and the explosion could have been bad.

It wasn't hot coffee. That was iced iced baby.


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Scintillae wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

So I went to the store today, and I got myself one of those Starbucks Double Shot cans.

The can says "shake lightly".

So I shake it on the way out the store - but not lightly. I figure "coffee isn't carbonated" - and I have that thing moving like a s@@~ty nanny trying to shut an infant up in the 80s.

You can guess where it goes from here.

Tala is sitting next to me in the car, and when I open it, it gets in her face, her hair, all over her chest...

...so basically, what I'm saying is, I bu-coffee'd her.

HAHAHAHAHHAAAAAA

More seriously, be careful. The contents are under pressure and the explosion could have been bad.

It wasn't hot coffee. That was iced iced baby.

Bwah wah wah waaaaaaaaaah...


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I should obviously clarify:

More Medical Stuff:
We're old. We think of different time frames. Shiro is 59. He's been told that "at least he doesn't have to plan for retirement." So we're still measuring in years, not months, but not a lot of years.

Back in 2007 when my father was fading, I told him, "I'm taking you to Ashland, d**n you, even if I have to rent an RV and carry you on myself!"
He made it.

I've made a similar threat to Shiro: He WILL be on the 2024 Eclipse RV Trip, if I have to drag his sorry self all over the southern U.S.


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Trying to get flu shots is a pain.

No insurance.
HRA at work will, theoretically, eventually reimburse me.
But fronting the cost is a pain, so I have a Care Credit card (a credit card for medical use that accepts people with ridiculously bad credit, and charges Shylockian interest.) But not all pharmacies accept it. And none of the pharmacies that DO accept it give flu shots to kids under seven, so we're waiting at CVS to pay out of pocket for Val's shot. (Hermione and I got ours at Walmart.)

Un-be-fricking-lievable.

I know I've lived a sheltered life (living at home, then as a video store clerk, then grad school, then as a teacher, then as a tech worker), but the idea that people won't pay a teacher up-front to get a flu shot is...
...it's a good thing my blood pressure was low at Wednesday's physical. I think I'd blow a gasket.

** spoiler omitted **

I am so sorry to hear about Shiro. Cancer does indeed suck!


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I'm sorry to hear about Shiro, NH.


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About to go home. Have a good weekend, everyone.


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Damn. I've never met Shiro, but I am deeply saddened by that news. Everyone dies, yes, but nobody should ever have to die from cancer.


Marmot Dam Removal


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Why are pirates such good singers? They love hitting the high Cs.


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How do you keep bacon from curling in the pan? Take away their tiny brooms.


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My neighbor keeps running through my yard and pretending to be blown up by buried explosives. I'm getting sick of his mine games.


Ragadolf wrote:
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Yay! Hi, Wizard! Glad you’re here!

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