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Mandella
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Reply #39375 on: July 30, 2020, 02:17:47 PM

Get a mustache guys!



471 - Because the young ladies admire it

Can affirm. Many years ago I grew a mustache because my girlfriend suggested it. I shaved it off after we broke up. That she admired it was the only reason I had it.

Fortunately I found another young lady that was willing to let me get by without growing another one.
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Reply #39376 on: July 30, 2020, 02:39:52 PM

The "to avoid being taken as an Englishman" is my favorite.

'Reality' is the only word in the language that should always be used in quotes.
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Reply #39377 on: July 31, 2020, 09:03:02 AM

All but the teeth, nose, and lungs.

Anyway, current beard hero: Jables

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKlLlIhPZXo

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Reply #39378 on: August 06, 2020, 02:58:47 AM

Interested in physics, fashion and taylor swift?

"Ok, here goes. Taylor Swift as classic physics textbooks, a thread."


https://twitter.com/SJDJ/status/1291165853568905217?s=19

(She looks best as"Physics, an algebra based approach" IMHO)

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Reply #39379 on: August 06, 2020, 01:45:58 PM

That's a great thread. I love how some other textbook authors have gotten involved with their own books. This one is my favorite look:

https://twitter.com/SJDJ/status/1291170149978996737

Don't particular like this dress but this is the only book that I used in the list (so far) so I thought I would call it out:

https://twitter.com/SJDJ/status/1291176218813964291

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Reply #39380 on: August 09, 2020, 09:50:00 AM

Taylor Swift as interplanetary space probe!!!!

https://twitter.com/kforaerlighed/status/1292469370518679552?s=19

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Reply #39381 on: August 10, 2020, 09:36:54 PM

My 94 year old grandfather, last living grandparent, sent all of his eleven grandchildren some money because he was concerned we might be having COVID related economic troubles. I gave him a thank you call and we talked for about an hour, with lots of stories from his past (with details I found out my mother didn't know) but mainly returning again and again to how if I went to church more I could meet and marry someone.

Anyway, 2/3rds of the way through the conversation, while talking about a visit from one of my aunts, he said something painfully sweet:

"I miss my wife. I miss her every day. But I'm never lonely: I have children, I have grandchildren, I have great-grandchildren. She surrounds me."

Family is exasperating sometimes, but it's an idea full of poetry.

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Reply #39382 on: August 11, 2020, 08:27:22 PM

It's a beautiful thought. I hope I'm feeling that way if I get that far.
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Reply #39383 on: August 12, 2020, 12:44:22 PM

Fucking data caps. We're almost over and it's 5 days until it cuts off.

Eat a bag of dicks, Cox.

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Reply #39384 on: August 12, 2020, 02:41:24 PM

Fucking data caps. We're almost over and it's 5 days until it cuts off.

Eat a bag of dicks, Cox.

This article isn't for you then?

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/charter-tries-to-convince-fcc-that-broadband-customers-want-data-caps/

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Reply #39385 on: August 19, 2020, 02:43:11 PM

My corgi is expecting to deliver at least five little corg-lettes in 2-3 weeks.  Future cute picture thread material!

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Reply #39386 on: August 19, 2020, 09:43:06 PM


"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

-H.L. Mencken
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Reply #39387 on: August 19, 2020, 10:35:38 PM

Condition Cute Overload Incoming, you mean.

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Reply #39388 on: August 20, 2020, 01:13:28 AM

My 94 year old grandfather, last living grandparent, sent all of his eleven grandchildren some money because he was concerned we might be having COVID related economic troubles. I gave him a thank you call and we talked for about an hour, with lots of stories from his past (with details I found out my mother didn't know) but mainly returning again and again to how if I went to church more I could meet and marry someone.

Anyway, 2/3rds of the way through the conversation, while talking about a visit from one of my aunts, he said something painfully sweet:

"I miss my wife. I miss her every day. But I'm never lonely: I have children, I have grandchildren, I have great-grandchildren. She surrounds me."

Family is exasperating sometimes, but it's an idea full of poetry.

pxib, i read this late, but it made my day
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Reply #39389 on: August 20, 2020, 04:38:29 AM

My corgi is expecting to deliver at least five little corg-lettes in 2-3 weeks.  Future cute picture thread material!

Please mail me one.

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Reply #39390 on: August 20, 2020, 12:08:33 PM

With the way the Post Office is running that's probably not the best idea.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #39391 on: August 20, 2020, 01:07:34 PM

With the way the Post Office is running that's probably not the best idea.

Oh dear.  And I just saw some headline that I am not gonna read about thousands of dead chicks, USPS, etc.

"...maybe if you cleaned the piss out of the sunny d bottles under your desks and returned em, you could upgrade you vid cards, fucken lusers.." - Grunk
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Reply #39392 on: August 20, 2020, 01:34:08 PM

My corgi is expecting to deliver at least five little corg-lettes in 2-3 weeks.  Future cute picture thread material!

Looking forward to puppy pics!  Heart

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Reply #39393 on: August 20, 2020, 08:13:37 PM

I ended up with a 7th cat, but he looks pretty much like the other 5 grey tabbies, so no need for pictures. I sometimes wonder if my one yellow cat feels like he's a freak, or a god.
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Reply #39394 on: August 26, 2020, 11:13:43 AM

Apparently, my cat is the neighborhood bully. He's only going outside because he's a noisy jerk unless he gets some time outside. Looks like we're going to be doing pandemic on challenge mode for a while. Yay.

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Reply #39395 on: September 01, 2020, 12:04:49 PM

Despite being 50, applying for online grad school is still kinda making me feel like an awkward teenager again

At least my transcript wasn't as embarrassing as I vaguely remembered it being (I blew off college pretty hard Sophomore year.)  Although it was obnoxious trying to get a copy - since I work for the same school I graduated from 30 years ago, signing up for payroll deduction for my parking permit counts as "owing the University money" as far as putting holds on records goes  swamp poop

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Reply #39396 on: September 01, 2020, 02:52:43 PM

signing up for payroll deduction for my parking permit counts as "owing the University money" as far as putting holds on records goes  swamp poop

That is definitely some five star university bureaucracy there...

Good luck on the return to academic life though!
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Reply #39397 on: September 03, 2020, 04:15:39 PM

Surreal moments today - I went into my office to clean out my cubical and stop by the pharmacy for my wife. Place was completely empty and I was trashing all my old notes and notebooks and dropping off my laptop and clearing my desktop stuff. I haven't been into the office for months and everything was exactly as it was when I left except for the main desk calendar. 9 years all over in 45 minutes of dropping off the equipment and turning in my ID to my supervisor's office in the mail slot.

And the Upack POD that was supposed to be at my apartment between 8a and noon came while I was at the office at 3pm. Luckily the wife was home and basically pointed where she wanted it parked. Never really had anxiety before but shit is getting real and so is my blood pressure.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #39398 on: September 03, 2020, 10:19:47 PM

During our 2-month semi-shutdown, our boss rifled through everyone's desks and 'cleaned' them.

I've known she does this when people go on vacation, so I always lock up my desk...but she has keys. At least it makes it a bit more blatant if she requisitions the keys to snoop through my mess.

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Reply #39399 on: September 03, 2020, 10:31:03 PM

My corgi is expecting to deliver at least five little corg-lettes in 2-3 weeks.  Future cute picture thread material!

Looking forward to puppy pics!  Heart

Houston, we have Corgi liftoff!

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Reply #39400 on: September 04, 2020, 02:01:09 PM

Houston, we have Corgi liftoff!
This Space Race 2.0 stuff is getting out of hand!

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Reply #39401 on: September 07, 2020, 04:51:13 PM

Well, zero covid-19 positives in our returning students at return. Let's see if we can keep that up.
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Reply #39402 on: September 07, 2020, 09:22:28 PM

Well, zero covid-19 positives in our returning students at return. Let's see if we can keep that up.


Hah.

Hahaha.

HAH!

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Reply #39403 on: September 07, 2020, 09:28:25 PM

Well, zero covid-19 positives in our returning students at return. Let's see if we can keep that up.


Short answer: No.

Long answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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Reply #39404 on: September 08, 2020, 01:20:50 PM

It's actually not totally impossible--small residential colleges without frats have an outside chance at it, plus watching the parade of institutions that opened for a week and then sent everyone home may have convinced students who are just arriving to not be stupid because man, I can tell you that a lot of them do NOT want to be home with the rents any more, even if they're being kept locked in cinderblock dorm cells. We'll see.
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Reply #39405 on: September 13, 2020, 06:25:05 AM

We sealed up the house on Friday to keep the smoke particles down in the house. I installed a few furnace filters on box fans to help the air filters out. It’s wild, they were noticeably grey 24 hours later. Air quality seems better inside with them though.
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Reply #39406 on: September 14, 2020, 04:22:02 PM

It sounds like our big onshore push didn't happen, so we are stuck with smoke for another few days at least. This sucks. I just want to get out of the house without my eyes burning 5 minutes later.

I went to pick up dinner the other night and saw some jackhole jogging. Do you think heavily breathing in Beijing style air is going to do less damage than skipping a day of jogging? I am betting no.

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Reply #39407 on: September 14, 2020, 06:00:39 PM

Maybe he was a smoker who was trying to quit and discovered that jogging in Oregon's second hand hotboxing was even better than a pack of Marlboros.

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Reply #39408 on: September 14, 2020, 07:31:13 PM

So more adventures in moving....

Packed up the Upack pod thing over labor day weekend and they came and picked it up Tuesday after the holiday. Guy pulled up the forklift, picked it up and off he went. Got a text two days later with the bill, paid it and the pod is now in Nebraska due into Denver tomorrow. It'll sit in storage for a month before we figure out wtf to do with all of it.

Skip ahead to today, I booked a truck with Budget. Head down to the place only to find out they have no trucks and I should have received a rescheduling call. Thank god for my wife because I was in full meltdown mode because I had a pretty strict schedule in my head and it fucks with my autism-lite. I get on the phone to switch my reservation over to another Budget down the highway and got pushed around to 2 people then they dropped my call. Wife called and also got bounced. She called back and went straight to the supervisor and basically gave her the option of fixing the reservation and giving us a discount or cancelling it altogether and then getting on her social networks and giving them the flamethrower treatment. Soooo, after cancelling, we went literally across the street and got a Uhaul - slightly more expensive, slightly bigger truck, but we were in and out of there in 30 minutes with a truck and dolly. Got 60% of the apartment packed and have all day tomorrow to finish it out and sweep and mop.

I have come to realize I will never do this again. I used to be able to toss my life in the back of a small moving truck and go... but somewhere along the way I accumulated a wife and soooo much shit. Definitely going to do a little culling out in Denver starting with all the crap in the truck we do really need. Next on my list will be looking up divorce lawyers, just in case  why so serious?

Outside of all that trauma, we hit he road Wednesday morning and going to make it a two stop trip and get into Denver Friday mid morning. Hope to get truck unpacked by evening and return the truck Saturday morning and be in unpack/cull mode. (and yes, the frogs are packed in their tote and the fish are in their buckets)

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Reply #39409 on: September 14, 2020, 07:54:38 PM

We definitely realized after the last move that we have one, and only one, left in us for retirement. So I've decided that every single year we're getting rid of shit that is not going with us--I am not going to try to make a giant fire sale decision about the stuff that followed us from the last house. Ten years and we'd better be in "this is the big last move" mode, assuming that the world doesn't fucking explode in the meantime.
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