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4 hours ago, Malcador said:

Spent an hour arguing on the Internet.

Feels good to have put those days long behind me... Well, most of the time anyways, :p.

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Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.

 

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13 minutes ago, Bartimaeus said:

Feels good to have put those days long behind me... Well, most of the time anyways, :p.

 I try to do an hour a day, keeps me in form.  Hate is all that feeds the guttering spark of my soul.

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Was bored. Went to Best Buy. Picked up a few small thingies.

But on the way out I noticed the Samsung Fold phone/tablet. I thought it a was a small tablet - when I realized it folded I went "THIS IS SO SILLY YET SO COOL I WANT."  Then I saw the price tag ($1800).  Never mind.

But man is that a cool tech phone/tablet in one, toy.  If it was half the price I'd buy it.

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Packing up to hit the road. Sunny and I are going to Little Rock for some business then to Milwood State Park for fishing & Camping. During the week reservations are easy. Try that on a weekend and you’ll be SOL

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8 minutes ago, Guard Dog said:

Packing up to hit the road. Sunny and I are going to Little Rock for some business then to Milwood State Park for fishing & Camping. During the week reservations are easy. Try that on a weekend and you’ll be SOL

Take some photos of the place you end up camping at so we can see what it is like and also  any fish you catch and or eat in its final preparation. I often see this on Bizarre Foods where Andrew Zimmerman travels the world and shares his experiences 

I have a real vicarious enjoyment of these types of trips that others go on...its also nice to see life returning to normal for those living in countries not ravaged by the virus and under lockdown  8)

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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It's been a wee bit warm in the Seattle area. I just made it through the afternoon peak. Tomorrow it's supposed to cool down... to 95 F (35 C). We're not used to this up in the rainy northwest. 🌞

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7 hours ago, rjshae said:

It's been a wee bit warm in the Seattle area. I just made it through the afternoon peak. Tomorrow it's supposed to cool down... to 95 F (35 C). We're not used to this up in the rainy northwest. 🌞

I was  watching this on CNN, its apparently the hottest day in the history of the state and metal might be expanding on bridges due to the heat  so  they using water trucks to stop this :unsure:

And they were saying many people just dont have aircon so the state has created these " cool down " centers for citizens

https://www.q13fox.com/weather/seattles-hottest-day-in-recorded-history-triple-digit-heat-3-days-in-a-row-breaks-another-record

You see what happens when you have Democrat  controlled state, you dont plan for unprecedented heat waves due to global warming. You should be like Texas ....look how organized they are with things like their energy grid  ....oh wait :p

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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11 hours ago, rjshae said:

It's been a wee bit warm in the Seattle area. I just made it through the afternoon peak. Tomorrow it's supposed to cool down... to 95 F (35 C). We're not used to this up in the rainy northwest. 🌞

Oooh, a mild Australian summer day 😁

You better get that BBQ of yours started up if not already!

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18 minutes ago, Gorth said:

Oooh, a mild Australian summer day 😁

You better get that BBQ of yours started up if not already!

I was thinking the same thing, 35 C is just a normal, albeit warm, summer day in SA

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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As I've said before, as long as I have access to some kind of AC to take the brunt of high temps out of my indoor caves, I'm all right.

If AC is not possible, but there was at least electricity for a freezer, I would make myself a pair of oversized, heavy overalls with a lot of large velcro pockets and stick those gel freezer packs in them (legs, back, chest/stomach area etc) rotating them in and out all day.  I suppose I'd look funny, but at least I wouldn't feel like I was cooking in an oven.  :p

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Came back home today. Had to cut my trip to Arkansas short. As for the real estate I went there to look at they seriously misrepresented it online. Go figure. Total waste of time. 

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Got my second shot of Moderna today. So that's done and dusted, at least until we get a delta booster, perhaps. :yes: 

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2 hours ago, majestic said:

Got my second shot of Moderna today. So that's done and dusted, at least until we get a delta booster, perhaps. :yes: 

Yikes. I was scheduled to get my shot at work tomorrow after our lunch break, but they called late today and told me they have leftover shots and I could get it done one day earlier. Good thing I did, because my arm feels as it if would fall off. Other than that, no side effects so far. The first shot had the same effect, just milder, so I'm kind of hoping that's all.

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18 hours ago, majestic said:

Yikes. I was scheduled to get my shot at work tomorrow after our lunch break, but they called late today and told me they have leftover shots and I could get it done one day earlier. Good thing I did, because my arm feels as it if would fall off. Other than that, no side effects so far. The first shot had the same effect, just milder, so I'm kind of hoping that's all.

My arm stopped feeling like it will fall off, and I've regained most of my mobility (yesterday I could only moe my fingers as the rest of my arm turned totally numb a couple of hours after the injection). However, I've also taken a level up in headache, fever and queasiness. Left work early and will now spend the afternoon trying to sleep.

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Second dose of Moderna kicked me where it hurt too.  I didn't lose the ability to use my arm, but I did have a fever, headache, queasiness and chills so bad I was trembling head to toe most of the day after the shot.  Most of the symptoms (except arm soreness) was gone by the second day, so hopefully your experience will be similar or better.

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1 hour ago, Amentep said:

Second dose of Moderna kicked me where it hurt too.  I didn't lose the ability to use my arm, but I did have a fever, headache, queasiness and chills so bad I was trembling head to toe most of the day after the shot.  Most of the symptoms (except arm soreness) was gone by the second day, so hopefully your experience will be similar or better.

I had chills only once after waking up much earlier today and having to pee in the middle of the night (look at me getting old). Managed to eat something now, unseasoned rice waffles, my third favorite snack food, right after papier-mâché and styrofoam. :p 

Spoiler

Assuming I don't regurgitate rice waffle papier-mâché soon, I'll try real food.

 

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It's not even 4th of July yet and the morons are already lighting fireworks. :getlost:

“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” 

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On 7/2/2021 at 10:36 AM, Amentep said:

Second dose of Moderna kicked me where it hurt too.  I didn't lose the ability to use my arm, but I did have a fever, headache, queasiness and chills so bad I was trembling head to toe most of the day after the shot.  Most of the symptoms (except arm soreness) was gone by the second day, so hopefully your experience will be similar or better.

I had the Pfizer both times. First time was nothing. Second though was similar to what happened to you. Although I think yours was a bit worse. 

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Sunny came trotting into the house with something special in her mouth: a full grown rat snake. It had coiled itself around her muzzle and was latched onto her collar with it’s mouth. Not sure who caught who! It took a few minutes and with a little cooperation from Sunny I managed to get the poor thing untangled without doing it any harm. I turned him loose in the barn. No doubt he’ll do some good business in there. Rodents are attracted to the chicken feed.

That dog!

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12 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

Sunny came trotting into the house with something special in her mouth: a full grown rat snake. It had coiled itself around her muzzle and was latched onto her collar with it’s mouth. Not sure who caught who! It took a few minutes and with a little cooperation from Sunny I managed to get the poor thing untangled without doing it any harm. I turned him loose in the barn. No doubt he’ll do some good business in there. Rodents are attracted to the chicken feed.

That dog!

Its quite an amazing story that the rat snake wasnt killed, its really a good example of how the classic battles of survival in the animal kingdom become confused in the modern age of man and how we integrate and change these outcomes in unexpected ways, great post 8)

 

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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4 hours ago, BruceVC said:

Its quite an amazing story that the rat snake wasnt killed, its really a good example of how the classic battles of survival in the animal kingdom become confused in the modern age of man and how we integrate and change these outcomes in unexpected ways, great post 8)

 

The snake might have thought it was a life or death survival situation but to Sunny.... well the world is her personal toybox. She thought she found something cool to play with. 

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On 7/2/2021 at 6:11 PM, ComradeYellow said:

It's not even 4th of July yet and the morons are already lighting fireworks. :getlost:

Neighbors around here start their bang-bang (just noise) fireworks three weeks in advance. Hear it every night. I guess they're practicing.

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Had to deal with someone, in Whole Food of all places, lecturing everyone on the conspiracy to depopulate Canada and replace us with Mexicans.

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36 minutes ago, Malcador said:

Had to deal with someone, in Whole Food of all places, lecturing everyone on the conspiracy to depopulate Canada and replace us with Mexicans.

Of course, it's easy to blame your countries problems on minorities rather than you know, targeting the financial institutions and corrupt politicians who started it all.

 

1 hour ago, LadyCrimson said:

Neighbors around here start their bang-bang (just noise) fireworks three weeks in advance. Hear it every night. I guess they're practicing.

I dunno it's just hard to tell the difference between the American flag and the Confederate flag these days, so my level of Patriotism probably isn't where it should be at the moment.

“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” 

-Ulysses S. Grant

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39 minutes ago, Malcador said:

Had to deal with someone, in Whole Food of all places, lecturing everyone on the conspiracy to depopulate Canada and replace us with Mexicans.

The irony.

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