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by Jennifer
16 Nov 2010, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Urine Luck
Replies: 57
Views: 3394

Re: Urine Luck

According to the doctors I had, kidney stones do not cause pain when they're sitting still, only when they're moving. So the pain, in a way, is a good thing; if the stone is moving, perhaps it is moving out. Hugh, I wonder if you might be making the same mistake I made with my second kidney stone: s...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2010, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I fixed the budget!
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: I fixed the budget!

No options for ending the drug war, either.
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2010, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Urine Luck
Replies: 57
Views: 3394

Re: Urine Luck

Hugh, seriously. If you can go more than five minutes without saying "Outta my way I need the bathroom NOW goddammit" you are not drinking enough to make that stone go away.
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2010, 14:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Urine Luck
Replies: 57
Views: 3394

Re: Urine Luck

For my second kidney stone -- when I had no health insurance and basically had to treat it myself, with a little help from some painkillers -- I simply drank truly ridiculous amounts of water. As in, drink a glass right down, pause for breath, drink another glass down, pause for breath, switch to a ...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2010, 01:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: which part of the world have you experienced?
Replies: 57
Views: 3308

Re: which part of the world have you experienced?

I don't know where Aresen grew up, but Warren obviously grew up in some uneducated hick town, else he'd know that the proper verb form is "extinctify," as in "Scientists agree an asteroid strike extinctified the dinosaurs, and could one day do the same for humanity."
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2010, 01:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Urine Luck
Replies: 57
Views: 3394

Re: Urine Luck

Hugh Akston wrote:
PicassoIII wrote:What test you wanna pass?
PM me ....
I've got something you can pass for me if you're available.
This thread would make a lot more sense to newcomers if it started with Hugh's original kidney stone complaint, methinks.
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2010, 21:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Board Games
Replies: 47
Views: 3549

Re: Board Games

Sigh. I like board games but Jeff doesn't, so it's been years since I last played one. Those games y'all just mentioned sound like fun.
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2010, 20:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Urine Luck
Replies: 57
Views: 3394

Re: Urine Luck

Hugh Akston wrote:Like Jadagul, I am always on the edge of spontaneous dessication. I drink 2-3x the amount of fluids as those around me, and I am still always thirsty.
Drink more. Kidney stones suck, as you now know for yourself, and once you've had one you're at greater risk of developing more.
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2010, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Urine Luck
Replies: 57
Views: 3394

Re: Stuff that is shitty

Ouch, Hugh. I've had multiple kidney stones, which were immensely painful, and I hear it's even worse for men. Drink lots of water and cranberry juice (I actually go with cran-grape), and after it passes, pick up the habit of drinking a LOT more water than you used to do. The doctor I had after my ...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2010, 01:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Stuff that is shitty
Replies: 342
Views: 13844

Re: Stuff that is shitty

Ouch, Hugh. I've had multiple kidney stones, which were immensely painful, and I hear it's even worse for men. Drink lots of water and cranberry juice (I actually go with cran-grape), and after it passes, pick up the habit of drinking a LOT more water than you used to do. The doctor I had after my f...
by Jennifer
09 Nov 2010, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: HAPPY GRYLLIVERSARY!
Replies: 33
Views: 2712

Re: HAPPY GRYLLIVERSARY!

It's a mathematical guarantee: the longer you live, the smaller percentage of your life any year is. I vaguely remember being about five and learning I would be flower girl in my godmother's wedding one year in the future, which seemed like an impossibly long time to wait; as a five-year-old I'd onl...
by Jennifer
09 Nov 2010, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: HAPPY GRYLLIVERSARY!
Replies: 33
Views: 2712

Re: HAPPY GRYLLIVERSARY!

Five years? Christ, the time goes fast.
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2010, 14:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1033
Views: 58947

Re: Cool little things

Subversion is evil. Get a contented, respectable server that doesn't threaten to shake up the status quo.
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2010, 13:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3438
Views: 155840

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

First freezing temperatures last night, and I went to sleep to the sound of frozen water falling from the sky and clicking against the windows.
by Jennifer
07 Nov 2010, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 347726

Re: OFFS

I believe the reason that Hitler did not use nerve agents was due to the fact that the Western allies had vastly superior air power and could dump enough mustard and chlorine gas on Germany to make the fact that we didn't have nerve gas completely irrelevant. I'm inclined to agree. The Anerican civ...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

I'm NOT going to go around calling Jake "Councilman" no matter how many uninformed voters support him in an uncontested race! I didn't start calling the tenured guy in the office next to me "Senator" just because he won election to the Academic Senate. I shall continue to refer to him as Atomic Fru...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

The Republican gubernatorial candidate refuses to concede defeat to the Democrat. The outgoing Democratic Secretary of State says there won't be a recount because the margin wasn't narrow enough to legally require it. I'd still prefer to see a recount. This will get ugly. The Republican is supposed ...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 14:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

Lord knows there's plenty of evidence to justify, if not outright impeachment of Councilman Boone, then at least an investigation: persistent rumors of polygamous marriages, solicitation of naughty photos from former strippers, association with phone whores ... shit, I just realized what an awful li...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 14:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

Utter fucking amoral sleaze: "See? Photocopies are good enough that you don't need to extend the poll hours. Oh, poll hours have been extended? Well, in THAT case, I say the photocopied ballots aren't good enough." This is not someone arguing from principle, but someone who will throw any shit he c...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

Like any reader of Radley Balko, I voted against the prosecutor. Since Connecticut is Bizarroland, I voted FOR the prosecutor because he was also the legalize-MJ candidate. I kinda hate myself. I have to imagine that someone running as the legalization guy (as opposed to the "I'm safely retired and...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 13:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 347726

Re: OFFS

If ever Adolf Hitler found himself the only nuclear power in the world, would he have fired German nukes as a first strike? I think so. I know this is a quibble, but the guy who actually did find himself the only nuclear power in the world, Harry Truman, did precisely that. Not the same thing: he d...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

There will definitely be a recount, but I can't find anything recent claiming the Republicans will fight the after-eight ballots. I couldn't find where I'd read that last night, but I did find a Fox News blog post from last night saying this: [After explaining why polls would stay open for two extra...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

thoreau wrote: Like any reader of Radley Balko, I voted against the prosecutor.
Since Connecticut is Bizarroland, I voted FOR the prosecutor because he was also the legalize-MJ candidate.

I kinda hate myself.
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

If it's close enough to a candidates name, it's good enough. Considering that misspellings probably plagued the pre-printed ballot era, we should be fine. But that was before the litigious era we have today. Remember the "hanging chads" and "pregnant chads" debates during Bush v. Gore? I mean, yeah...
by Jennifer
03 Nov 2010, 13:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who plans to vote?
Replies: 139
Views: 6934

Re: Who plans to vote?

So what would be the problem with, during the interim while there were no ballots, checking people's ID as normal, then giving them a piece of paper on which they can write "I wish to vote for the following candidates in each race: For Governor, John Q. Public. For Senator, Jane Doe..." Yeah, it'd ...