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So I went for my yearly physical and the doctor said, "did you get your flu shot?"

To which I happily replied, "no, but I already had the flu :wink: "

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Are memes really random thoughts?

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I guess they can express thoughts and anything qualifies as random...

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What was I going to say?

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something about holographic lip gloss and/or plumber's putty.

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Overheard at Union Square, NYC

Guy: "Is this the Anti-Trump protest?"
Lady: "Yeah."
Guy: "How long does it last?"
Lady: "Four years."

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STR renovations Phaze I, burn out brush and briars to claim area.

Die bastard deer tics!

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(it's a controlled burn from right to left).

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(...more to burn next weekend, ran out of fuel).



Next, cut briars, pull saplings, and plant grass seed and mow mow mow until only grass can grow and no briars...

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baddy wrote:
STR renovations Phaze I, burn out brush and briars to claim area.
Die bastard deer tics!


I need to do some brush clearing in my yard too. Last week was the perfect time. But I didn't have good enough clippers. This week it rains.
My housing foundation is made of good old fashioned sandstone. As a result, with a good rain, water seeps into the basement. There is a drain down there, but for some reason it's clogged and slow. When it is dry outside, sewage goes away like you'd expect. When it is wet, sewage can back up and come up thru the drain. This means I can't flush the toilet or let water go down the sinks, shower, etc. For now. With the constant rain of the last day or two, I have about an inch of water in about half of the basement - that's foundation leakage, not sewage. In less than an hour we'll get another heavy downpour that's expected to last 20-30 minutes.
So, tonight I watch the water levels down there. If I time it right, I'll turn the sump pump on, fill the drain, and then turn it off and let the sump hole fill again. Hopefully we won't get much more than the downpour overnight.

update: the radar has changed: we'll get a smaller downpour closer to midnight, and then another toward three am. It'll be a long night. But I'll get some reading done.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:10 am 
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"And you know it makes me wonder
What's going on under the ground, hmmm
Do you know? Don't you wonder?
What's going on down under you..."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TLUgEXI9RYI?rel=0

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We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. And those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going are a very powerful body; they will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.

—Albert Einstein, 1934


no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle
In that power concedes nothing without demand, and a few are consistantly given a great deal of power...

...it's gonna take a great deal of demand, as in, it's not gonna be pretty...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:38 pm 
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punknaynowned wrote:
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STR renovations Phaze I, burn out brush and briars to claim area.
Die bastard deer tics!


I need to do some brush clearing in my yard too.


Please post a pix :D what's your "before" photo :)

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just plain doug wrote:
"And you know it makes me wonder
What's going on under the ground, hmmm
Do you know? Don't you wonder?
What's going on down under you..."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TLUgEXI9RYI?rel=0


that's an interesting video Doug. Never seen an external catalyst proposed as cause of the sinkholes before.

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Please post a pix :D what's your "before" photo :)


Too late! There's some tulips up though I might get a pic uploaded

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I saw the Kaptn' out there last night, he said life's all-right now that he's got to become the Kaptain. He was lookin' for the Gorn.

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My dog is quite popular on Instagram. :D

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How does one, again, stop worrying about the bomb?

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Just get under a desk :)

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The Theodore Sturgeon influence? He is name-checked in Freak Out. It was only when I read his book "Some of Your Blood" (first published 1961) that I could see a nice similarity to "Tiny Sick Tears" (by directing the actions of reader/audience member (from YCDTOSA V.4) Always liked the similarities between these two works.
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...but first a word:
You know the way. You have the key. And it is your privilege
Go to the home of Dr. Philip Outerbridge. Go on in-you have the key. Climb the stairs, walk to the end of the corridor, and turn left. This is Dr. Phil's study, and a very comfortable and well-appointed one it is....Go to the desk-sit down;it's all right. Open the lower drawer. It's one of those deep, double drawers. It's locked? But you have the key-go ahead.
Pull it open-more than that. All the way. That's it.
The text continues.

And you have to go downstairs
Out of your bedroom
Out into the hall
Down to the living room
To the living room
To the kitchen
To the cookie jar
Where you wanna get your cookies
And you take the top off the cookie jar
And you stick your tiny sick hand in the cookie jar
And you reach around in the cookie jar
To find a raisin cookie

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Scarve the cookie
Put the lid back on the jar
Go over to the ice box
Open the ice box
Pull out the box of milk
Open the box of milk
Into a triangular beak like that
Pull the little triangular beak up to your drinking hole
Up to your hole
Pour the white fluid from the drinking box into your hole
Close the beak
Reinsert the box into the ice box
Close the box door
Walk out of the kitchen

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:43 am 
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No more free hours (worked after I retire), at work...

At my job, as with probably a lot of other jobs, there is the management principle that to apply more pressure on employees is to get more work out of them.

I suppose there may be some truth in this but only to a point...after saturation, there is more work than the group is staffed for, and applying more pressure cannot expand the ability of the group any more to cover it...in fact stressing more in an impossible task leads to mistakes, some bad mistakes too, big cost or bodily injury.

My job has taken micromanagement to a science, and the chain of their management is mostly each level transferring blame and responsibility to the layers below.

Sure, I've been taking things a lot lighter in recent years at work as I came to recognize we are past saturation by design...so I shouldn't fuck up my life trying to help finish what can never be finished in a day at work...

...but my random thought was I have a new reason to let stress put on me roll off with as little effect as possible, my work ethic keeps me busy...Have a look at this picture...

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So I've been looking at Telomere lengths and also chronic inflammation as major factors in life expectancy, health span: disease spans...

...and what's emerging is yes smoking is #1 king, you age three years for every year you smoke as your disease span further displaces your health span...

...BUT #2 is stress...not food or exercise although you gotta have those too... Stress #2, right behind smoking, who woulda thought.

So last Friday I had to put off a gazillion dollar account and then also an important whiner call came in, but I could get to neither Friday cuz of two other places, I called and asked my boss to decide which to go first tomorrow and he went through a couple of impossible suggestions and finally copped out, passed the blame and responsibility down, and said, "just manage your territory." to which I calmly said ok, and we hung up.

...and 20 minutes later I texted him and asked him who he [and his bosses] wanted the hollering emails from next Tuesday when I'm not there, Roberto or Anthony...

To which he told me which place to go, and I pushed the decision-responsibility-blame-and accompanying Stress back up off of me and on to him from whens it came.

Cuz if stress is number 2 then applying more stress for more work will change what my life looks like later...and I'm not getting paid for those hours, I'm only getting paid for now.

So now I gave a good health reason to let it roll off me, that's the only way it can be harmless.

No more free work, even if I'm postponing it for later down my life :)

My random thought for the day :)

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