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NobodysHome wrote:

Gotta LOVE clueless parents:

  • I told my mother in no uncertain terms that she had fired me, and she was to stop contacting me about the property. Ever.
  • I talked to my brother, and he said he'd take over the whole thing and I shouldn't have to worry about it nor hear about it ever again.
  • So the day before yesterday I get an e-mail from my mother: "Why isn't the property rented out yet? Should I call the property manager?"
  • Honestly, if I were the property manager, at this point I'd just let the property sit empty until I got fired. Some homeowners are just so much work that the income you get from 8% of the rent doesn't make up for the amount of your time the homeowner demands.

    My mother definitely falls into that category, and I really think at this point the property managers are just working on getting fired so they can be done with her.

    there needs to be a way to block emails that have certain words in them...


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    Not images. Just words. Come on, who would want to block all THIS from their memory?


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    You know what I love about my American Pathfinder/Starfinder project now? Place naming. I find place naming in the colonial context really gets into the history of things.

    Like, I think of the cities I've gone through today. I'm on a train right now. To get to this train, I started in San Francisco, which is named after a dude named Francis. Now, Francis never stepped foot in this continent, but he's a super important religious figure. He founded the religious order the Franciscans, who were charged with running California. So right there we have an interesting historical detail that shows who the Spanish colonizers venerate.

    Then I get a bus to Daly City. That name comes from some dude name of John Daly. He was just a local businessman who was important to getting the city up and running. Basic successful Western settler. Very common way of naming things hereabouts, and super easy for the fantasy worldbuilder to emulate.

    I get on a train, and we go past Colma. We don't know the exact namesake of this city, but the most credible story I hear is that it was named after one of two prominent local people named Coleman. As an aside, Colma is pretty cool for worldbuilding, because it's basically a necropolis with some living people in it. It's where San Francisco put all its dead after we decided to ban cemetaries from the city, and almost everybody else around has followed suit. There's something like a million and a half people buried there in more graveyards than I can count, and I've heard figures like 1000 dead per living resident. In terms of fantasy worldbuilding, that's cool.

    Then we have San Bruno. Another religious figure the Spanish wanted to honor, though not so important as Francis.

    Then I switch trains at Millbrae. Named after a local family named Mills, with the affix -Brae being Scottish for hills. So, we know it's a hilly town that at least at one point had prominent Scottish residents. We've also established the rule that immigrants can use their ancestral languages to name things, and that things can be named after physical features (that's the big one).

    I'm not even on my second train yet, and we've seen how easy it is to emulate the naming style of my little corner of America. It largely stays this easy.


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    Rosita the Riveter wrote:

    You know what I love about my American Pathfinder/Starfinder project now? Place naming. I find place naming in the colonial context really gets into the history of things.

    Like, I think of the cities I've gone through today. I'm on a train right now. To get to this train, I started in San Francisco, which is named after a dude named Francis. Now, Francis never stepped foot in this continent, but he's a super important religious figure. He founded the religious order the Franciscans, who were charged with running California. So right there we have an interesting historical detail that shows who the Spanish colonizers venerate.

    Then I get a bus to Daly City. That name comes from some dude name of John Daly. He was just a local businessman who was important to getting the city up and running. Basic successful Western settler. Very common way of naming things hereabouts, and super easy for the fantasy worldbuilder to emulate.

    I get on a train, and we go past Colma. We don't know the exact namesake of this city, but the most credible story I hear is that it was named after one of two prominent local people named Coleman. As an aside, Colma is pretty cool for worldbuilding, because it's basically a necropolis with some living people in it. It's where San Francisco put all its dead after we decided to ban cemetaries from the city, and almost everybody else around has followed suit. There's something like a million and a half people buried there in more graveyards than I can count, and I've heard figures like 1000 dead per living resident. In terms of fantasy worldbuilding, that's cool.

    Then we have San Bruno. Another religious figure the Spanish wanted to honor, though not so important as Francis.

    Then I switch trains at Millbrae. Named after a local family named Mills, with the affix -Brae being Scottish for hills. So, we know it's a hilly town that at least at one point had prominent Scottish residents. We've also established the rule that immigrants can use their ancestral languages to name things,...

    My wife's descended from the Folsoms (for which a city and a prison are named).

    I'm descended from the LeContes (for which lots of stuff in Berkeley is named, since my great-great-great-granduncle was the first president of U.C. Berkeley).

    And yes, Colma is an awesome modern-day necropolis. Just wander the streets some time. You will believe the dead walk.


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    That blast of Canadian air sure makes it feel chilly.

    Whatever it takes to get acclimated.


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    I'm trying to shop online for my kid sister's fortieth birthday.
    It's not going well. And her birthday is Saturday.

    Honestly, what I really want to get her is a custom printed maternity shirt with "F@#$ off or I'll punch you in the face" in elegant gold script across the bump.

    But instead I'm looking for things she can actually wear through the holidays and look nice in, which is hard.

    Shopping for myself is awful enough. Shopping for my sister is miserable.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Gotta LOVE clueless parents:

  • I told my mother in no uncertain terms that she had fired me, and she was to stop contacting me about the property. Ever.
  • I talked to my brother, and he said he'd take over the whole thing and I shouldn't have to worry about it nor hear about it ever again.
  • So the day before yesterday I get an e-mail from my mother: "Why isn't the property rented out yet? Should I call the property manager?"
  • Honestly, if I were the property manager, at this point I'd just let the property sit empty until I got fired. Some homeowners are just so much work that the income you get from 8% of the rent doesn't make up for the amount of your time the homeowner demands.

    My mother definitely falls into that category, and I really think at this point the property managers are just working on getting fired so they can be done with her.

    Tell her to talk to the property manager she hired.


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    Oh, so that's how bullet points are done. Any other interesting coding sequences?


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    Took a break from the shopping to look for fun recipes to make for my children around Halloween.

    They're too young to be anything other than scarred by this, which is a pity. Because I love it.


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    I think I'm still too young for that.

    Ham should NOT be people.

    The olives are fine.


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    Chef Yesterday wrote:

    I think I'm still too young for that.

    Ham should NOT be people.

    The olives are fine.

    Allegedly it's a cheese ball that's been sculpted into a face and then wrapped with prosciutto.

    See? It's just cheese. Cheese is friendly. You *like* cheese.


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    Not shaped like people.


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    Nobody's Home wrote:
    And yes, Colma is an awesome modern-day necropolis. Just wander the streets some time. You will believe the dead walk.

    At least, until they get their morning coffee. :P


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    Terry Pratchett's Discworld Cookbook has a recipe for Dwarven Pizza, aka "Quattro Rodenti". You put four roma tomato halves down on top of a cheese pizza, then four halves of button mushrooms next to these, toward the center, wrap the assemblies in four thin slices of roast beef, use eight peppercorns for eyes, sprinkle with a little dill for fur, and add a tail of a string of linguine to each. Then bake.

    Protip: When you bite into it, the steam from the tomato half *will* scald the hell out of the inside of your mouth. But it is tasty. And creepy-looking.


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    Okay, want to see something even scarier than the cheeseball and prosciutto flayed head?

    Try this series of famous photographs, this time with John Malkovich.
    The Marilyn Monroe? I almost died.

    I'm going away now before I cause any more trouble.


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    Gorgoneia, a monster inspired by early depiction of medusas gorgons.


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    At some point, I need to figure out what's up with San Mateo County and its penchant for faux-medieval/early modern Germanic and Scandinavian architecture. We've got a bit of it in the Twin Peaks neighborhood, but I primarily associate it with our southern bretheren.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    My wife's descended from the Folsoms (for which a city and a prison are named).

    Always found it funny that a man shot another in Reno and got locked up in California.

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    I'm descended from the LeContes (for which lots of stuff in Berkeley is named, since my great-great-great-granduncle was the first president of U.C. Berkeley).

    You know, I don't know if I've ever been to Berkeley.

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    And yes, Colma is an awesome modern-day necropolis. Just wander the streets some time. You will believe the dead walk.

    I should. It's easily reached.


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    My family originally hails from Chicago and Rockford, I can never go back.


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    The General: Are you kids bickering just to bicker.

    Crookshanks: Yes

    Tiny T-Rex: No

    Crookshanks: Yes

    Tiny T-Rex: No.

    In case you can't tell, the sun did NOT come out today.


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    Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

    Dark Archive

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    Literally rolling a 1 on Craft Waffle


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    Now this is awesome.


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    Indian farmer sorts lemons by size.


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    JACKIE CHAN Talks About One of His Most Insane Stunts


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    Octopi are smart.


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    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    You may be the only one, since Kileanna isn't around.

    H

    Those have never been the only two who enjoy these...


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    Vidmaster7 wrote:

    Not a huge fan either but the cebu song is really catchy.

    Also You seem to have awfully strong feelings against the broccoli/asparagus vegetable. whats that about?

    I love broccoli (especially fresh, with ranch or French onion dip), so I'd prefer it wasn't sullied in such a way.

    I'm sure Tacticslion will disagree, and that's alright, I'll watch Veggietales if he watches Spongebob. :-)

    I would be totally down for that trade!


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    I will find the best episodes.

    Please note, I said best, not most annoying. :-)

    Although, sometimes they can't be separated.


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    One of the better episodes that you might actually like is The Bad Guys Club For Villains.

    It has almost no Spongebob as it's about his favorite super heroes, Mermaidman & Barnacleboy.

    The plot and moral.

    :
    Mermaidman discovers there's a meeting of all his arch enemies and assembles his own super team to defeat them, only to find out it's just a book club and he lets them all go saying "Remember kids, NO ONE can imprison you for reading!"


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    Sharoth wrote:
    Indian farmer sorts lemons by size.

    Thoose lemons look small.

    The Exchange

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    Francis was an interesting man. Son of a wealthy merchant. He was named after the country of France. As his Italian father was such a francophile he married a French bride and made her name him after the country of her birth.

    Twice he went off to war only to fall sick on his way to crusade. He then became a roguish lay about. Writing poetry and hanging with a rough crowd. His father then made a merchant out of him. Until he sold the large shipment he had to restore a church that his lady acquaintance Claire liked.

    Being told I own everything you have, Francis took off his clothing and left his home naked to become a beggar.

    From there he became sainted in multiple faiths.


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    lisamarlene wrote:
    Chef Yesterday wrote:

    I think I'm still too young for that.

    Ham should NOT be people.

    The olives are fine.

    Allegedly it's a cheese ball that's been sculpted into a face and then wrapped with prosciutto.

    See? It's just cheese. Cheese is friendly. You *like* cheese.

    great.

    Now I'm hungry.


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    Not sure if I'll go to next month's GASP Game Day, as it's the twentieth anniversary of the suicide of one of my brothers. So, I'll leave it to my friends here to decide if I should go. A simple yes or no will do.


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    Sharoth wrote:
    Octopi are smart.

    and delicious.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Not sure if I'll go to next month's GASP Game Day, as it's the twentieth anniversary of the suicide of one of my brothers. So, I'll leave it to my friends here to decide if I should go. A simple yes or no will do.

    no. You will be thinking of your brother the entire time.


    I can't decide for you, but were it me, the answer would be yes.


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    If it was me I would also go, but I'm a doer, I cope by doing things.

    Obviously, do what's best for you.


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    Yes. It has been twenty years. Do this: Go there. Enjoy yourself. Then have a drink or otherwise note the date.


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    I could never, and hopefully never would try to pretend to know how something like that feels. However, I do know one thing, that being this; while such pain will never leave, allowing it to stop you from moving forward is the worst thing anyone can do to themselves. On the other hand, you may feel that such an activity is uncouth on such a sad day for your family, and if that is the case I would not go, but also, don't get depressed. So... I suggest that you do whatever feels right, and stay upbeat my friend.
    That's my two cents, but I'm sure their are others who know more about such a situation than I.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Not sure if I'll go to next month's GASP Game Day, as it's the twentieth anniversary of the suicide of one of my brothers. So, I'll leave it to my friends here to decide if I should go. A simple yes or no will do.

    I vote yes.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Not images. Just words. Come on, who would want to block all THIS from their memory?

    *raises hand*

    After all, if I block it from my memory, I get to experience it for the first time again.


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    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Not images. Just words. Come on, who would want to block all THIS from their memory?

    *raises hand*

    After all, if I block it from my memory, I get to experience it for the first time again.

    Nothing quite like the first time.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Not sure if I'll go to next month's GASP Game Day, as it's the twentieth anniversary of the suicide of one of my brothers. So, I'll leave it to my friends here to decide if I should go. A simple yes or no will do.

    Yes.

    spoiler:
    (I just had one of these days a couple of weeks ago. It was a game day. The game was kinda meh but the food was great and I love my friends. I've done the anniversaries both ways over the years, and while this isn't perfect, the other way is worse.)


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    Sharoth wrote:
    David M Mallon wrote:
    Why is it that I always end up working for crazy people?
    Hey, at least you don't know any other crazy people.

    I am just glad that I am such a calm and sane person.

    note - I just figured that this deserved a reprint.


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    >.>...right....>.>


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    It makes sense now.


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    TLDW


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    Where does the Easter Bunny eat breakfast? IHOP.


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    What do ghosts read? Booooooks.

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