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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    The past. There's a lot of things I'd like to see first hand although I'd like to stipulate that I survive seeing them and return home.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    What kind of warped relationships do you people have? Do things together and even agree to do what the other person wants? Long lasting relationships are based on the struggle to totally dominate eachother and eventually crush the other person's spirit until they are too broken to run away. At least that's the way it works in a couple of families I know. Trying to get my seeding done. Was finally having the perfect day. Nothing broke down, it wasn't too hot, got a fair bit done. And then it started raining. Not a nice heavy steady rain. A wimpy, pizzly drizzle, just enough to make being outside miserable and not able to work in the field. Came to the house and thought I'd wait it out and then go do some fencing but it looks like it'll keep drizzling. Slightly miffed about losing a day but a good rain wouldn't hurt right now. Hope this turns into that.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I find naked mole rats disturbing. A dire version would probably scare the bejeebus out of me. @SparrowMarie, my condolences. Not so good with words at times like this but I know what you're going through. I hope your family is doing ok.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Had the internment for my dad today. We kept it nice and small with just my family, my sister's family, mom and my dad's best friend and his wife. My great grandparents. grandparents and a handful of other relatives and neighbours are buried in that cemetary. A lot of people think it's one of the prettiest they've seen. I hadn't been there since 2006 even though it is only a few miles from my farm because I didn't like the lady who's farm it was on. Remember the one that reported me for animal abuse? But now it belongs to a friend and I can start visiting more often. We all just told some stories about dad, had a nice little cry together (even my hard broccoli russian wife ) and went to my sister's cottage a few miles away and had a nice long visit. First time in years that it actually felt to me like we were a family. If one good thing comes from this at least I have that. Brother and family never came even though they were invited. They were giving my sister really lame excuses why they couldn't make it no matter what day we chose. She finally got fed up and said, "if you don't want to come just say so." She didn't get any more responses after that. Mixed feelings about that but it was probably for the best. They made their choice. Otherwise it was about as perfect as you could hope for with something like this. Sitting here felling like this now Life goes on but my world is a lot emptier now.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ok, and now you've got me reading Super Temps. I'm enjoying it even if he disses my favourite city, Saskatoon. I have vague recollections of enjoying living there while I went to university.
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    Happy Birthday, Grumpy Cave Bear!

    Happy birthday.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I've never actually heard the term "Herring Choker" before and I guess "Bluenoser" is better than brown noser. Don't know if I've ever even met anyone from New Brunswick so it's kind of the forgotten province from my perspective.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I have a cousin that lives in Hardisty and it annoys her a lot that people go, "Oh, you're from Saskatchewan. Sure is flat there!" Then she gets mad and tells them where we live has bigger hills than anything near there. Yeah lots of flat land in Saskatchewan but Alberta ain't exactly all mountains either. Taber counts as a city? Even by our standards it's not that big. Of course I've only driven through it to get to Lethbridge or somewhere else. Never looked at how big it really is. They sell corn from there here too. There's a few people from Nova Scotia living here and we tend to call them Newfies which gets them riled up. You live eas of Ontario you must be french. You live east of Quebec and you must be a Newfie. Ignorance and stereotypes goes both ways.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm surprised you hear about Saskatchewan but yeah Manitoba's kind of in the same boat. Alberta gets a lot more coverage for various things than the rest of the prairies.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Sadly this kind of made me laugh. I like that song. It's always amazing how inaccurate and outright wrong things sometimes take over the popular perception. I come from a province that despite it's size seems that nobody except people who grew up in the neighbouring provinces or here even knows about. We're Canada's version of the flyover states.
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    The oldest woke up and started cooking right after I posted that. Pancakes have been consumed.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Personally I find it refreshing that the nobles are getting out of the inbreeding habit.
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    Thanks. I had plans for today but it's looking like not many of them will be happening. First part was to sleep in. So I woke up at 6:30 tired and sore and couldn't sleep because that's my normal wake up time. Important part is having a much needed relaxing day and spending time with the wife and kids. The last week has been very physically demanding and the next week will be the same so a break is a good thing. Waiting for the kids to wake up so they'll make me my birthday breakfast they promised. Getting hungry here.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Our town is really bad for this and the total misrepresentation of what actually happened. For the most part it doesn't touch me because I do my own thing and don't socialize a lot. My normal daily routine is wake up in the morning and drive to the farm, work all day, drive back to town and into my garage and sit at home in the evenings with my kids. I jokingly say I need to go to the restaurant once in awhile just to learn what I'v been doing. I grew up where our nearest neighbours were 3 miles away. I still own that land but live in a town of 500 people. I like my house (at least now that I have a hobby space) but otherwise would rather still be on the farm full time. Every time my wife (who was a big city girl) complains about noisy lawnmowers, drunken elfhole neighbour, people with loud vehicles roaring on the street or all the small gossip and BS I remind here that it was here idea to move here. Some days she goes back to the farm to get away from it. I tell her, "No, no, no. This is my space now. You go back to town where you wanted to be." I like to visit cities but would much rather spend the majority of my life with nobody near me except my family.