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No idea what might live there Bruce. Probably a rodent of one type or another. You have a lot of different critters where you live than I do.

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A friend told me he discovered several of these in his garden, those were rats nests. Very likely a mother with her young. Well, yeah, they have to leave ASAP, rats in my garden means that those beasts might make it into my house.

Means I'd have to be super careful if I'm not interested in a small-scale reenactment of the black death plague from the 14th century in my house.  

 

I'll call in a swift tomahawk missile strike ....errrm cardboard box evac to the woods. Now where is my targeting laser ...I mean where are my gloves....

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I gazed at the dead, and for one dark moment I saw a banquet. 
 

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A friend called with some pretty bad news. I now have major sads+some angry. Going to drown myself in some rum and a video game for a bit then go to bed. Tomorrow will spend day with friend.

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Exams are over - I think it went pretty well. This semester is pretty strange so far, in a good way - my classes are fairly easy, but very different. Normally history tries to be one of the more 'serious' human studies, with a strict methodology and scientific approach to writing. But my classes so far have focused on the narrative storytelling and how to write 'interesting' history, to dabble in the implicit etc.

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A friend told me he discovered several of these in his garden, those were rats nests. Very likely a mother with her young. Well, yeah, they have to leave ASAP, rats in my garden means that those beasts might make it into my house.

Means I'd have to be super careful if I'm not interested in a small-scale reenactment of the black death plague from the 14th century in my house.  

 

I'll call in a swift tomahawk missile strike ....errrm cardboard box evac to the woods. Now where is my targeting laser ...I mean where are my gloves....

 

Interesting, so the enigma is solved. A pity you have to kill them but I understand your concerns. But do all rats have disease, isn't it the fleas on the rats that spread disease? Don't rats live in some communities peacefully. I don't know the answer to these questions?

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A friend told me he discovered several of these in his garden, those were rats nests. Very likely a mother with her young. Well, yeah, they have to leave ASAP, rats in my garden means that those beasts might make it into my house.

Means I'd have to be super careful if I'm not interested in a small-scale reenactment of the black death plague from the 14th century in my house.  

 

I'll call in a swift tomahawk missile strike ....errrm cardboard box evac to the woods. Now where is my targeting laser ...I mean where are my gloves....

 

Interesting, so the enigma is solved. A pity you have to kill them but I understand your concerns. But do all rats have disease, isn't it the fleas on the rats that spread disease? Don't rats live in some communities peacefully. I don't know the answer to these questions?

 

 

Well in theory the plague was carried by fleas (assuming its true it was the Bubonic Plague), the fleas transferring to humans as the rats died.

 

That said even without plague, rats could damage the house, and their excrement could also create health hazards in the home.

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Trying to ponder how I've got the knack for helping friends and family sort out time management, project management, and general facing assorted tasks and split them up to deal with... But I'm somewhat hopeless at doing it for myself.

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"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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A friend told me he discovered several of these in his garden, those were rats nests. Very likely a mother with her young. Well, yeah, they have to leave ASAP, rats in my garden means that those beasts might make it into my house.

Means I'd have to be super careful if I'm not interested in a small-scale reenactment of the black death plague from the 14th century in my house.  

 

I'll call in a swift tomahawk missile strike ....errrm cardboard box evac to the woods. Now where is my targeting laser ...I mean where are my gloves....

 

Interesting, so the enigma is solved. A pity you have to kill them but I understand your concerns. But do all rats have disease, isn't it the fleas on the rats that spread disease? Don't rats live in some communities peacefully. I don't know the answer to these questions?

 

 

Well in theory the plague was carried by fleas (assuming its true it was the Bubonic Plague), the fleas transferring to humans as the rats died.

 

That said even without plague, rats could damage the house, and their excrement could also create health hazards in the home.

 

Okay good points, I guess they have to die :skull:

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Okay good points, I guess they have to die :skull:

Easily said then done ;) The best way to lure the bastards i was able to devise is heating the bait a little (In my case it made them stick out their noose almost immediately) but then you need to dispose of the bastards.. I suggest simply throw them into dumpster with trap and not thinking about it, because the alternative might not be very pleasant... like trying to be humane and drown the rodent for quick "painless" death. Edited by Mor
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Mid-Terms for me next week, then Spring Break.

 

Going to bury myself in studies, then ask a girl out.

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Dragged the rowing machine downstairs and into the living room, I'm working on the theory that if it's in my way then I can't ignore it...either that or it will become a foot rest/beer holder  :getlost:

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If I have learned something in the past 8 years of lifting weights and exercising the best way is to simply ''do it.'' Don't think about it, stop bullsh!tting, just go and do it. Now.

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How do you guys keep up with this thread? it moves so quickly!

Anyway, tomorrow I'm moving into my new apartment, which means it's unlikely I'll have access to the internet until that's connected, which should take about 2 weeks.

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How do you guys keep up with this thread? it moves so quickly!

Anyway, tomorrow I'm moving into my new apartment, which means it's unlikely I'll have access to the internet until that's connected, which should take about 2 weeks.

 

Congrats on the new place and we'll chat when you are connected again :)

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"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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Well ****... I think my old car blew it's alternator and/or batt when I wasn't using it during the winter. Tried to get it started today but first I couldn't move it because it was surrounded by ice, then it just flat out cut out. Pretty sure the battery is gone and I'm not willing to pay to replace it so figure I might call a Junk yard and see what they'll give me unless somebody here decides they want to make a 98 acura integra (stick) into a project...

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Victor of the 5 year fan fic competition!

 

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Well ****... I think my old car blew it's alternator and/or batt when I wasn't using it during the winter. Tried to get it started today but first I couldn't move it because it was surrounded by ice, then it just flat out cut out. Pretty sure the battery is gone and I'm not willing to pay to replace it so figure I might call a Junk yard and see what they'll give me unless somebody here decides they want to make a 98 acura integra (stick) into a project...

 

Crap. We need an "I feel for you" button.

 

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Friday night. Fish and chips. Bottle of stout.

 

I feel like Andy Cap.

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tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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Wanted a bout of extra-long sleep this morning to recharge after a long day yesterday, but our neighbors decided today was the day they finally were going to chop down some of that avocado tree, thus there were loud voices and chainsaws at 8am. Hubs had to move my car so they workers could access our backyard with their gear. So got up, cleaned house, played games, etc. Now it's supper time.

Also...I still hate Citibank's CC division. After not using their MasterCard for 3 years, they threatened by letter to cancel it. I called their customer service, which is one of those endless "speak yes or no...sorry, I can't understand you" automated thingies. Discovered they'd lowered my credit limit by more than 70% (for inactivity, wat? what a crock) and thus losing it wouldn't impact credit rating by much, decided they can go ahead and cancel me.  Been meaning to get another lowish limit Visa for internet use anyway.

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Surreal week.

 

Wife had an early morning checkup on Monday. They didn't let us leave. 3AM Tuesday, she's having a caesarian and delivering our son 8 days before his due date. The boy looks good, but he's smaller than expected-- a hair under 5 lbs. They find that his blood sugar is low, and feeding doesn't correct it, so he goes off to the NICU. Everything else about the little guy seems fine (and adorable), but it's probably going to take at least a couple more days of feeding and IV support to build up the glycogen levels that he needs to regulate this himself. And, 4 days being the limit of what insurance companies will cover after a caesarian without complications, we have to go home without him tomorrow.

 

We have every reason to believe that he'll be fine eventually, but it's impossible to guess just how long he'll have to stay at the hospital.

 

He's an awesome little guy, but it's hard to feel too happy while the hospital is keeping him.

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Well, may the best of news arrive, and you get to take him home shortly Enoch.

 

Congratulations on that, I'm sure we'll start breaking out the cigars on general principle now.. ;)

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Let us know when Enochjr makes it out alright, I would like to light a cigar and swallow copious amounts of vodka for a reason other than "I'm bored on a Friday night".

“By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.” ― Mikhail Bakunin

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Keep us posted, Enoch. I'll have a shot for his health later. Which now I write it down sounds mainly selfish. But I mean well.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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