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If I had the money I'd be living there, but the cost of living is outrageous.


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Byzantine tax codes designed specifically to exempt the specific people who put a particular politician in power annoy me to no end. You think this is hyperbole, but you are wrong. My annoyance will live to see the universe's heat death, and beyond.


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I just learned that the terms highbrow and lowbrow come from phrenology. Just one more thing the 19th century has ruined for me.


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Worst. Century. Ever.


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Serghar Cromwell wrote:
I just learned that the terms highbrow and lowbrow come from phrenology. Just one more thing the 19th century has ruined for me.

1d4 ⇒ 2 goblin babies wonder if Löwenbräu comes from feline phrenology?


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The fact that I discovered Jolabjor in Iceland last month, and now cannot get my hands on any... because it's both Icelandic... and seasonal.


In the days after the polar vortex, my area has been unseasonably warm and rainy, so there's been a persistent, Silent Hill-esque fog everywhere. That's pretty annoying.


I'm so sick of people getting work-at-home approval - or flat out hired straight into work-at-home status - who don't meet the technical qualifications for it.

We provide them with a phone that requires a wired internet connection. It also has an extra port to then piggy-back their company-provided thin client computer's network connection. We therefore ask that we use 1 port on their home network. It's a requirement of the job, really, to have at least 10Mbps download speeds on a consistent basis and to allow us the use of one (1) port.

I don't have an issue with people being able/allowed to work from home. Doesn't bother me at all. Except when they can't possibly actually do the work.

Directly lifted from a trouble ticket that just came in: "I do NOT have a router, my internet is an ATT wireless hotspot. My LAN line for the phone is plugged into a wifi extender. While working, my hotspot is connected to the ThinClient via USB."

In a pinch, for making it through one or two work-related tasks, this will get the job done. But all day, every day? No. It will disconnected the connection to the virtual machines multiple times per day. And you're subject to the vagaries of cell signal.

But the response from their management is "*shrug* We're sure you can make it work for them."


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"So I've got this tin can and a tight string leading back to the office. I'll just yell the ones and zeroes into it and you build a conversion layer, ok?"


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This.


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My brain is remarkably quick to interpret the fact that I'm lying down to mean I must be falling to my death.


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I doesn't bug me as much as it used to, but the post-adrenaline/cortisol shakes are still somewhat annoying. It's not as annoying as being stuck with other people who are winding themselves up with worry & blackest thoughts while they wait/fidget impatiently.

(It's likely that others find my dispassionate clarity & focus from dissociation during an emergency to be at least as annoying to them.)


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Also, emergency waiting room chairs are like the most uncomfortable seating on the entire planet. There's probably an entire design firm of devils devoted to it it's R&D.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Also, emergency waiting room chairs are like the most uncomfortable seating on the entire planet. There's probably an entire design firm of devils devoted to it it's R&D.

Is there a TV? Is it playing one of those HGTV shows where the world's worst human beings try to buy an insanely expensive house while complaining that it isn't QUITE everything they want out of life?

My theory is that ERs are designed to be horrible as a way of weeding out non-emergencies. You gotta be COMMITTED to your emergency to endure that kind of discomfort.

"I know, the nail gun safety snapped and it fired wildly at my crotch at the same time as a bucket of razor blades I'd been keeping on the upper shelf up-ended while I was accidentally drinking paint thinner instead of my Diet Coke (probably because the Ebola fever confused me), but you know, I think I'm just going to go home and tough it out rather than sit here another minute on the Marquis De Sade's lounger watching these two yobbos passive-aggress their way into a 3.1 million dollar split-level ranch instead of a 2.8 million dollar split-level ranch without hardwood floors."


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

I doesn't bug me as much as it used to, but the post-adrenaline/cortisol shakes are still somewhat annoying. It's not as annoying as being stuck with other people who are winding themselves up with worry & blackest thoughts while they wait/fidget impatiently.

(It's likely that others find my dispassionate clarity & focus from dissociation during an emergency to be at least as annoying to them.)

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Also, emergency waiting room chairs are like the most uncomfortable seating on the entire planet. There's probably an entire design firm of devils devoted to it it's R&D.

Something else that's not weird, but just plain annoying: "vaguebooking"/vagueposting. Sorry.

Crappy stuff:
Not quite two years ago, mom had a fall in the backyard that broke her wrist. Sucked, but just an accident, right? Then last March or April, she fell again. And then not too long after, she fell again. Discovered her sensation in her foot has been steadily decreasing, and she couldn't control her placement with it as well, and it'd just give out. After another fall, finally got her doctors to OK CAT scans & nerve tests to find out what's happening. Then had to repeatedly follow up with her doctors, needing to get confrontation-ally angry, to finally get one to finally go over in detail the results. Turns out she has a spinal stenosis, compressing the nerves for her legs and it's slowly causing nerve damage. Took more "I'm not taking wishy-washy sh!t for an answer anymore. What are we going to do to fix this? No, that's not an answer, try again." pushing her docs to finally find a specialist on her plan who will see her for an appointment... in March. She's had another three falls since, including today's that busted open her scalp again, leading to another ER trip for a CAT scan just to be sure.

My sister and I are f!cking furious that only one of her doctors seems to be treating her condition seriously and is willing to spend more than minimal time & effort with her on appointments. Very soon, I'm gonna be in the ER because I'm gonna need to get my fist surgically removed from one of these f!ckers' heads when I punch through his damn face.

I don't mind the extra work running their house and doing errands, but the emotional side and frustration with her docs is just exhausting to the soul.

Sorry to unload.


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No need to apologize. That is infuriating. Having to advocate so hard for anything more than the bare minimum is a s$~&ty heavy load to add to the already-intrinsically difficult thing. If you do wind up deploying the Fist of Persuasion straight through the Face of Meh, try to make sure somebody gets it on video, as inspiration for the rest of us.

Feh. Sorry you have to deal with that nonsense.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
"vaguebooking"/vagueposting.

My sister is the absolute queen of vaguebooking. Besides pics of her granddaughter, she never posts anything but passive aggressive complaints that one has no idea what they're about or is passive-aggressively begging for money from her FB friends. It drives me nuts.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
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Sympathies. :(


I have related so hard to this last page of posts.


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“You have too much time on your hands.”

I have exactly the same time on my hands as everyone else.


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"Tell us, in your own words..."


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Gamers who call one game session a "campaign".


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Vanykrye wrote:
"Tell us, in your own words..."

Worst. Advice. Ever.


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quibblemuch wrote:

“You have too much time on your hands.”

I have exactly the same time on my hands as everyone else.

I doubt you have as much tyme on your hands as me. I spilled a whole thing of it while I was cooking.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:

“You have too much time on your hands.”

I have exactly the same time on my hands as everyone else.

I doubt you have as much tyme on your hands as me. I spilled a whole thing of it while I was cooking.

A sage observation.


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*braces to be peppered with an asalt of spice puns*


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quibblemuch wrote:
*braces to be peppered with an asalt of spice puns*

No need to get salty about it.


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Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...


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MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?


These are some . . . tarragon . . . puns.


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Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?

I made a deal with Mephistopheles to burn it away. Now I just need to pay my debt with the souls of three forumites.


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Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?

1d4 ⇒ 1 of us were going to eat him, but his flesh looked tough and gristle-y. So Darryl #2 used his smartphone to order us some delivery from Applebee's. The driver was pretty tasty.


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MageHunter wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?
I made a deal with Mephistopheles to burn it away. Now I just need to pay my debt with the souls of three forumites.

Sorry, I sold mine in the 90s. Which was stupid, stupid, stupid because it was totally a buyer's market. All I got was some Alf pogs. Remember Alf? He's back, and in pog form...


quibblemuch wrote:
MageHunter wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?
I made a deal with Mephistopheles to burn it away. Now I just need to pay my debt with the souls of three forumites.
Sorry, I sold mine in the 90s. Which was stupid, stupid, stupid because it was totally a buyer's market. All I got was some Alf pogs. Remember Alf? He's back, and in pog form...

Before my time unfortunately.


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Laws against foraging annoy me.


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Yeah, the whole hunter/gatherer lifestyle is just not allowed much anymore.


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The price we pay for letting grains domesticate us.


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MageHunter wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Sorry, I sold mine in the 90s. Which was stupid, stupid, stupid because it was totally a buyer's market. All I got was some Alf pogs. Remember Alf? He's back, and in pog form...
Before my time unfortunately.

Once again, that's impossible. No one can be that young. It defies science.


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Cole Deschain wrote:
The price we pay for letting grains domesticate us.

Well we had to do something about all those smug trees, lording over us.


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quibblemuch wrote:
Cole Deschain wrote:
The price we pay for letting grains domesticate us.
Well we had to do something about all those smug trees, lording over us.

When you think of the dietary variety our ancestors gave up to break their backs tending a bunch of friggin' grasses so they could eat diets built entirely around staple crops...


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I like potaters.


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MageHunter wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?
I made a deal with Mephistopheles to burn it away. Now I just need to pay my debt with the souls of three forumites.

Too late I already sold mine for a cheese sandwich, which I don't even like.


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MageHunter wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

Easy... O-Cayenne?

I'm not proud of that...

Aren't you supposed to be buried in snow right now? Who let you out?
I made a deal with Mephistopheles to burn it away. Now I just need to pay my debt with the souls of three forumites.

What is this "souls" thing you speak of? It sounds delicious.


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My soul is pristine and immaculate, untouchable because it is sheathed in the purest diamond innocence.


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Mine is battered, bruised, and sore. But boy, did it have a good time.


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A friend of mine is taking a Color Theory class, and she insisted that the color purple isn't real.

Why is this world!?


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Snow blindness, it's a real thing. G+$**#n it.


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ummm...so Prince didn't really exist anywhere but in our own minds?


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
ummm...so Prince didn't really exist anywhere but in our own minds?

Are you really surprised to find that out? Really?

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