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by Kwix
Yesterday, 19:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

This is part of the death spiral of no savings. People will spend astronomical money on a forever basis so they don't have a one time event in the $1k zone. See also extended auto warranties. Low deductible high premium insurance. Anything so you don't have to have savings. That attitude is the onl...
by Kwix
Yesterday, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9210
Views: 311384

Re: Petty annoyances

I just found out that the town nearest to where I live, and the one I do all of my shopping in, passed a plastic bag ban in January (takes effect July 1). Jeebus what stupidity. Clearly there was little notification on anyone's part as the city council mentions that in the week leading up to the fir...
by Kwix
Yesterday, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4469
Views: 178776

Re: Food

Seeing how much Tillamook's distribution has expanded in the last 10 years or so does have an element of when your favorite underground band hits it big... Always glad to see success correlate with quality, but it used to make visits to Oregon and the NW just a tiny bit more special when you couldn...
by Kwix
Yesterday, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 334
Views: 10264

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Now I kinda wanna go out and dye my hair black again, except I know better than to think I can pull off that look at my age. Also, given that I now live in Georgia there's only about three days per year when I could wear my black-velvet black-silk black-denim black-on-black all-is-blackness Goth cl...
by Kwix
Yesterday, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2159
Views: 124629

Re: Market Failure!

Ha! We just used one the other day to get Black Panther. Redbox is good for people like me who never get to see movies in theaters, hate spoilers, want to see movies as soon as they come out on DVD, yet are still too cheap to pay $5 to rent them. :lol: I never get to see movies in theaters, hate sp...
by Kwix
22 May 2018, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 334
Views: 10264

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

______ man climbs on playground equipment to tell children where babies come from According to the ______________ Times, a __________ man climbed on top a piece of equipment at a ___________ playground Sunday and yelled at a bunch of children in the area. He was apparently screaming at the children...
by Kwix
22 May 2018, 16:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6283
Views: 179414

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Apropos a local bar, F Street Station, does not offer free cheese:

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by Kwix
22 May 2018, 15:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3005
Views: 118021

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Stephenson and Galland. Fun light read for Stephenson.
by Kwix
18 May 2018, 14:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

Yeah, at the $2/sqft range vinyl is the way to go. The newer laminate isn't as prone to chipping as the old formica based stuff is but yeah, the patterns are horrible. A buddy had "groutable tile" similar to these put in: https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Ceramica-Cool-Grey-12-in-x-12-in-Res...
by Kwix
18 May 2018, 13:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

Daydreaming about replacing our getting-grosser-by-the-day carpeting (thanks SO much, children) on the first floor of our house. Eyeing this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Allure-6-in-x-36-in-Amber-Ash-Luxury-Vinyl-Plank-Flooring-24-sq-ft-case-53519-0/202075775 I personally don't like v...
by Kwix
16 May 2018, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9210
Views: 311384

Re: Petty annoyances

Might there be some sort of "blockage" between the outdoor unit and the start of the interior vent system? That is the only theory I have left (not that I know enough about central AC units to make many educated guesses). The way a central A/C works is pretty simple. The big, noisy box outside comp...
by Kwix
16 May 2018, 19:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2541
Views: 123054

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Been watching The Terror. Clearly inspired by research for Taboo; it's a fantastical dramatization of John Franklin's lost expedition. Pretty decent acting and as long as you can suspend disbelief for a rampaging spirit bear then the show's not bad. One episode left in the season and they are alrea...
by Kwix
15 May 2018, 15:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2541
Views: 123054

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Been watching The Terror. Clearly inspired by research for Taboo; it's a fantastical dramatization of John Franklin's lost expedition. Pretty decent acting and as long as you can suspend disbelief for a rampaging spirit bear then the show's not bad. One episode left in the season and they are alread...
by Kwix
14 May 2018, 14:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1297
Views: 42670

Re: cars and how they get that way

I thoroughly enjoy driving, even in fast moving traffic like the 75/85 merge in Atlanta. Rush hour, bumper to bumper at 40mph sucks though. A major issue here is people who can't drive because they learned in some backwoods locale. "Yes, you are driving under the speed limit, waaay under. Yes, you C...
by Kwix
14 May 2018, 14:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2541
Views: 123054

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Oh, hey look, SyFy cancelled a great show after it's third season. That's never happened before. I presume the Expanse? I'll also note thy just "announced"* the final season of Face Off meaning they will have no unscripted shows. So, I guess it's going to all sharknado all the time. *By "announced"...
by Kwix
10 May 2018, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 334
Views: 10264

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

In what will surely be a blow to self driving cars a pedestrian was struck down and dragged for blocks by a light rail train.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... r1_docnade
by Kwix
04 May 2018, 19:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3199
Views: 122522

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Daytime highs in the mid 40s to low 50s, nighttime lows in the high 30s. All but the last remnants of my snow berms have melted off. Ladies and Gentlemen, Summer has arrived!! Okay, not really but at least I can start planting the garden this weekend. Today is particularly shite though. Mid 40s, rai...
by Kwix
03 May 2018, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 247
Views: 13298

Re: Net Neutrality

I'll also point out they have been doing that for much of the last decade. When I first signed up for their service years ago it was actually cheaper to get their lowest TV service and internet service combined rather than just getting the internet alone. Same here only my Internet provider is also...
by Kwix
30 Apr 2018, 20:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4469
Views: 178776

Re: Food

I bought some coarse-ground wheat farina (basically Cream of Wheat, only much cheaper because it's not "Cream of Wheat" brand, but from one of the Indian supermarkets). I want to try an experiment, making my "polenta/spicy cheese grits" only using the farina rather than cornmeal. But I wonder: is t...
by Kwix
30 Apr 2018, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6283
Views: 179414

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Fuck Microsoft, and FUCK IP altogether. Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives The appeals court upheld a federal district judge's ruling that the discs Eric Lundgren made to restore Microsoft operating systems had a value of $25 apiece, even though...
by Kwix
27 Apr 2018, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What up, Sasha?
Replies: 27
Views: 661

Re: What up, Sasha?

Not Eastern European but Spanish (Mexican in particular) always throws me.
Chuy = Jesus
Beto = Roberto
Chole = Soledad


Some of that is explained here.
by Kwix
27 Apr 2018, 03:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4469
Views: 178776

Re: Food

I just can't get over the use of perfectly good appetizers (wings) in place of a couple of legs. Better yet would be necks or backs but yeah, no go there.
by Kwix
27 Apr 2018, 02:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Kanye 2029
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Kanye 2029

Number 6 wrote:
26 Apr 2018, 23:53
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
26 Apr 2018, 21:44
Everyone will feel bad when Kanye gets tazed after walking naked into a 7-11 and yelling at the hot dog roller.
No....no, I won't. That would be the only Kanye video I'd watch more than once.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Kwix
27 Apr 2018, 02:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9210
Views: 311384

Re: Petty annoyances

This month I had planned on purchasing a bunch of materials for recovering the floors in the house from Lowe's. Mostly because of a better selection for our area but also because I have a Lowe's CC that I haven't used in a bit. Credit monitoring just notified me that my CC account has been closed. T...
by Kwix
25 Apr 2018, 19:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4469
Views: 178776

Re: Food

For those looking for better prices and have the space, "soup base" is the industry term.