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Visit to the dentist went much better than I expected. It seems that two out of four itching (and occasionally aching) blips are more likely caused by gum inflammation than cavities, reducing the amount of drilling that will be required. Two are actual cavities with one being potentially a deep one and one that doesn't seem to be really big. I got served a mechanical cleaning of teeth and instructions for a regimen of mouth washing liquid and heavy duty tooth cleaning for the next month. Then the dentist will take care of the two cavities and judge the progress of healing gum inflammation.

Headache still stays at low power at the edges of my head. Ultrasonic screwdriver dentist tool didn't help but it wasn't as head-shaking as drilling would be.

I had to spend a sizable chunk of money on mouth hygiene supplies beyond a new toothbrush and a toothpaste but its still cheaper than root channel would be (which isn't covered by public health insurance, except for front teeth).


It's hard to invert clothing when you have little on you in the first place. It's so hot that after coming back home, I disrobed and put on only my pajamas pants, and even then rather hesitantly...


Sharoth wrote:
Adrian Cronauer wrote:
GUTEN MORGEN TREEFORTNAM!

Hey! Wait a minute! ~pulls off your mask~ I know why you are now!

** spoiler omitted **

CURSES!

AND I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO IF IT WASN'T FOR THOSE MEDDLING KIDS AND THEIR DRAGON!


Just got a 12-hour shift driving a wedding party to several locations. While I am bummed that I wont be able to volunteer today, I do really need that 12 hours. It's been a lean lean week.

Here's hoping the wedding folks are generous with their tipping!


Evil Monkey wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Adrian Cronauer wrote:
GUTEN MORGEN TREEFORTNAM!

Hey! Wait a minute! ~pulls off your mask~ I know why you are now!

** spoiler omitted **

CURSES!

AND I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO IF IT WASN'T FOR THOSE MEDDLING KIDS AND THEIR DRAGON!

Ruh-roh!


Sharoth wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Back to the Little Farm of Horrors today. *sigh*

I don't think I'll ever trust any 'local farm' products ever again. I know someone was selling these animals and claiming they were free range local organic. I'm damn close to going vegetarian anyway. If we have to treat animals like this to get meat, bring on the vat cultures.

Are they selling Solyent Green at the farmer's market?

IDK, but if a local farmer offred to sell me a pig for a pig roast I would definitely want to see its living conditions first. But, I think my pork days are almost over anyway


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I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.

I was a vegetarian for about a decade when it was really tough to find decent veggie restaurant fare. Now it's a breeze. I did a lot of beans and rice - very high in calories for the protein content. Tofu would be my protein of choice now, I think.

Unfortunately, I stopped paying detailed attention to protein and iron intake and became really weak and anemic and totally craved red meat. Stopped and got a rare roast beef sandwich on the way home from work and instantly felt better. Never went back to the veggie lifestyle. My laziness is costing animal lives. :(


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Ruh-roh wrote:
Evil Monkey wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Adrian Cronauer wrote:
GUTEN MORGEN TREEFORTNAM!

Hey! Wait a minute! ~pulls off your mask~ I know why you are now!

** spoiler omitted **

CURSES!

AND I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT TOO IF IT WASN'T FOR THOSE MEDDLING KIDS AND THEIR DRAGON!

Ruh-roh!

TEEHEETEEHEETEEHEE


Treppa wrote:

I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.

I was a vegetarian for about a decade when it was really tough to find decent veggie restaurant fare. Now it's a breeze. I did a lot of beans and rice - very high in calories for the protein content. Tofu would be my protein of choice now, I think.

Unfortunately, I stopped paying detailed attention to protein and iron intake and became really weak and anemic and totally craved red meat. Stopped and got a rare roast beef sandwich on the way home from work and instantly felt better. Never went back to the veggie lifestyle. My laziness is costing animal lives. :(

Vat grown meat is slimy and tasteless I prefer free range.


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
IDK, but if a local farmer offred to sell me a pig for a pig roast I would definitely want to see its living conditions first. But, I think my pork days are almost over anyway

But... but... pig roast. I had that once, when I was small enough to sit on dad's shoulders to see over the crowd, and still remember it - partly because of the flavor and partly because they sliced it and set it hot in my hand to eat, which I thought wonderful and barbaric and the way things should be.


Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.
Vat grown meat is slimy and tasteless I prefer free range.

So tofu? ;) I'd do that. Don't like meat that much anyway, and having ground something to put in veggie dishes to jack up protein content is fine by me.


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My wife's biker family has a yearly bonfire, pig roast, and drunken brawl.

We don't go.

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I've actually taken up eating jalapenos as a snack.

Silver Crusade

I'm firmly in the meat camp muself, but my family makes sure we know the folks who get it to us-both for conscience sake and because Wayne and his family are nice people.

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captain yesterday wrote:

My wife's biker family has a yearly bonfire, pig roast, and drunken brawl.

We don't go.

Yeah, pig's bad on your arteries.


captain yesterday wrote:

My wife's biker family has a yearly bonfire, pig roast, and drunken brawl.

We don't go.

There are party poopers in every family.

Silver Crusade

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Rysky wrote:
I've actually taken up eating jalapenos as a snack.

I ate a pepper once.

Never again.


Treppa wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.
Vat grown meat is slimy and tasteless I prefer free range.
So tofu? ;) I'd do that. Don't like meat that much anyway, and having ground something to put in veggie dishes to jack up protein content is fine by me.

Probably very much like tofu. :)

Turns out what an animal eats affects the flavor and how it lives determines the quality of the meat. The vat meat eats nothing and has no lifestyle.


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We're getting hella hot peppers from our garden this year.


Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.
Vat grown meat is slimy and tasteless I prefer free range.
So tofu? ;) I'd do that. Don't like meat that much anyway, and having ground something to put in veggie dishes to jack up protein content is fine by me.

Probably very much like tofu. :)

Turns out what an animal eats affects the flavor and how it lives determines the quality of the meat. The vat meat eats nothing and has no lifestyle.

I didn't know they had perfected vat cultured meat yet


this was the place I spoke of


My ex-husband's ex-wife (who I got along with really well) used to work in the food industry and helped developed the premier soy-based meat substitute. It didn't have much taste, but the texture was pretty good and it was a complete protein. I was totally fine with it.

Their biggest customer was:
Taco Bell


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And for the record, I really don't have a problem with meat. Truly, I don't. It's the producers of the meat I take issue with. This wasn't a 'factory farm'. It was someone's two-bit unregulated holding pen. Likely, all the animals would have been killed and sold as 'local farm-raised meat' despite being raised in disgusting, filthy, disease-ridden conditions. Thus, my issue is the trust I need that what I am eating was raised properly.

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captain yesterday wrote:
We're getting hella hot peppers from our garden this year.

Ooo what kind?


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.
Vat grown meat is slimy and tasteless I prefer free range.
So tofu? ;) I'd do that. Don't like meat that much anyway, and having ground something to put in veggie dishes to jack up protein content is fine by me.

Probably very much like tofu. :)

Turns out what an animal eats affects the flavor and how it lives determines the quality of the meat. The vat meat eats nothing and has no lifestyle.

I didn't know they had perfected vat cultured meat yet

I don't know if perfected is the right word. It was invented and made a big deal about frying up some of the meat and sampling it.


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Rysky wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
We're getting hella hot peppers from our garden this year.
Ooo what kind?

I don't know... the kids picked out the flat in the spring. It said "hot peppers"


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Treppa wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

My wife's biker family has a yearly bonfire, pig roast, and drunken brawl.

We don't go.

There are party poopers in every family.

we need a biotic who is the life of the party in a certain other thread.


Ack, is that up and running again? I hide threads after a month or so of inactivity so I don't get all depressed about them.


Treppa wrote:
Ack, is that up and running again? I hide threads after a month or so of inactivity so I don't get all depressed about them.

yes, a brief hiatus occurred. But we are up and running once more.

Uncle Freehold is taking his free time back, dammit.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Rysky wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
We're getting hella hot peppers from our garden this year.
Ooo what kind?
I don't know... the kids picked out the flat in the spring. It said "hot peppers"

Interesting.


Freehold DM wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Ack, is that up and running again? I hide threads after a month or so of inactivity so I don't get all depressed about them.

yes, a brief hiatus occurred. But we are up and running once more.

Uncle Freehold is taking his free time back, dammit.

Sorry, I had just kind of assumed...


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Just ordered Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged DVD after watching it in bits and pieces for years - not the audio alone. If you're an AIC fan, it's an amazing show. They reunite after Layne being gone for two years and play acoustic instruments, with Layne struggling through part of the set before he hits his stride. If you know their story, this is a beautiful, inspiring, heartbreaking performance. All the feels.


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Ah Layne. What a tragic loss. Dirt helped me through a very difficult period of my life. Heroin sucks.


Aranna wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I'd go for vat-grown meat, no problem.
Vat grown meat is slimy and tasteless I prefer free range.
So tofu? ;) I'd do that. Don't like meat that much anyway, and having ground something to put in veggie dishes to jack up protein content is fine by me.

Probably very much like tofu. :)

Turns out what an animal eats affects the flavor and how it lives determines the quality of the meat. The vat meat eats nothing and has no lifestyle.

I didn't know they had perfected vat cultured meat yet
I don't know if perfected is the right word. It was invented and made a big deal about frying up some of the meat and sampling it.

Well, I will hold out for a more mature iteration than a proof of concept. There's a lot of difference between an Apple I and a 2016 MacBook Air ;)


Not if you include BOTH of them into an unstoppable giant robot mecha.


Deep Thoughts, By Cap Yesterday wrote:
Not if you include BOTH of them into an unstoppable giant robot mecha.

an apple OS for a giant robot?

I dunno man...


Works for me.


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Of course now I'm having flashbacks of playing Dragonlance on my dad's Mac in the late eighties.

G%&%!@n Raistlin! Dude always gave out hovering over pits at worst time!


Now, if only he had an alligator to hop across...


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captain yesterday wrote:
Of course now I'm having flashbacks of playing Dragonlance on my dad's Mac in the late eighties.

Thank you. I got started gaming with the Marathon and Tomb Raider series on MY dad's Mac, and everybody keeps saying "there aren't games for Mac." Phooey on them!


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Phooey indeed!

Mac is all I know'd.


Treppa wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Of course now I'm having flashbacks of playing Dragonlance on my dad's Mac in the late eighties.
Thank you. I got started gaming with the Marathon and Tomb Raider series on MY dad's Mac, and everybody keeps saying "there aren't games for Mac." Phooey on them!

hmmm...that gives me an idea...


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Aranna wrote:
Turns out what an animal eats affects the flavor and how it lives determines the quality of the meat. The vat meat eats nothing and has no lifestyle.

Speaking as someone who grew up eating fine Irish-American cuisine, if you boil or fry the s$@* out of it and coat it in salt, it all tastes the same.


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Try growing up a Swedish Irish Quaker.

*Sideshow Bob shudder*


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Ah Layne. What a tragic loss. Dirt helped me through a very difficult period of my life. Heroin sucks.

That whole story is worthy of a Greek drama, though I'm not certain if it's a tragedy or comedy (in the classic sense). When you figure in his dad's contribution to the mess, it's not entirely Layne's flaw.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Try growing up a Swedish Irish Quaker.

*Sideshow Bob shudder*

Irish Catholic father, German/Scots-Irish Methodist mother. I understand.


When I first brought my (now ex-)fiancee to meet my parents for the first time, my mother tried to impress her by showing that yes, she can cook something other than chewy broccoli and canned beans. Mom made pork chops, and she cooked them in the oven, on a rack, on high, and for two hours. She looked so proud of herself when she brought them to the table and set them down on our plates. I distinctly remember both the dull *clink* the little gray bricks made as they hit the ceramic, as well as the look my lady friend gave me when they did.

Recently, though, she's learned how to cook a decent Thanksgiving turkey, and my dad can make a mean pan of steak and eggs (and fried potatoes, obviously).


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Thankfully I have transcended my Catastrophic Celtic Cooking inheritance. I think the problem is, most Celts don't like to follow directions. If you can read a recipe and pay attention you can cook almost anything. If you just make it up as you go on, and drink and argue with your family while you are cooking, then you're gonna have a bad time.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Thankfully I have transcended my Catastrophic Celtic Cooking inheritance. I think the problem is, most Celts don't like to follow directions. If you can read a recipe and pay attention you can cook almost anything. If you just make it up as you go on, and drink and argue with your family while you are cooking, then you're gonna have a bad time.

Yesss...


Other people who have transcended their Catastrophic Celtic Cooking inheritance: the Welsh. They perfected both the open-faced grilled cheese sandwich and the stuffed baked potato. Who says lightning doesn't strike twice?

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