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40 minutes ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

I am unhurt. My friend is not. But this ER seems to have a very different view of "urgent care" than I do.

 

Time I've spent sitting here, I cooda bled out, been declared legally dead, been eviscerated, mummified, and entombed, along with all my canopic jars with lids shaped like AD&D monsters.

 

And with way less paperwork.

 

To misquote Bull Harris in Eldorado:

 

"I reckon somebody's got a more interesting misery than you got...."

 

And I'm glad you're unhurt.

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Working with a young woman that seems to have absolutely no situational or spatial awareness.

 

On a practical level, it means she is kind of a disater area to work around - spilling things, and knocking things over.

 

On a personal level, I have this very strange interior voice that is utterly convinced that this lack of awareness is going to get her killed....

 

We are working in a restaurant, for the love of mud! The odds of her being oblivious being lethal are slim to none!

 

Injuring herself, on the other hand... I don't think that I have ever seen her when she didn't have a band-aid somewhere on her hands.

 

The Auld Grump

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Update: These blueprints someone is selling on Etsy (for a ridiculous amount of money) seem to indicate there's no elevator on the Cheers premises, but it's too small for me quite to see everything.

 

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16 hours ago, Unruly said:

I'm playing Yakuza 4 tonight. It's kind of like if GTA was made in Japan, complete with JRPG elements and a complete lack of driving.

 

But what's great is the stuff people say to you when you run into them and it starts a random encounter. "Hey, I spent all my money partying! But I want to keep partying, so you should lend me some of yours! No? I'll just beat you and take it then!" "Hey, did you just look at me? I'm a yakuza! You can't look at me like that! Now I'm going to smash your face!" "I'm a strong guy! I box, do karate, and even muay-thai! So you should give me your money if you don't want to get hurt!"

 

It's so cornball. And I love it!

...but do any of them claim, "someone paid me 20 pounds of rice to beat you up, turn you into mincemeat and put you in a pie?"

 

Because "The Legend of Ricky Oh" should really be referenced more often.

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The theory is that if you give the cat it's own spot on the desk, the cat will have a nice place to sleep, be with you - as they like to be - and all without being in your way.

 

I stuffed a cushion in one of the cubbies on my desk, and so far, the theory is holding up. At least, there is a cat in the cubby.

Now, how this is going to hold up when two of them decide they want my attention, I really don't know... but Rajah is very cute, curled up on his bright green cushum.

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4 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Update: These blueprints someone is selling on Etsy (for a ridiculous amount of money) seem to indicate there's no elevator on the Cheers premises, but it's too small for me quite to see everything.

 

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If it is anything like the bar that the TV show is based on, there shouldn't be. (Originally The Bull & Finch - renamed Cheers because it became driven by the tourist trade as the original patrons moved out. (I have family that are still a bit bitter about that.))

 

The Auld Grump

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Welp, don't know why I didn't expect this. Talked to my Mom a week or so ago about Thanksgiving and plans with her and family. She said she wanted something simple and nothing big this year. Which then brings us to today. I was talking to Sibling and asked what we were going to do and they said "the usual since Mom brought home a turkey." Facepalm. So I call my Mom and she wants to do the normal thing this year with turkey and all the trimmings. Sooo now I'm the one who has to make a menu then a grocery list so my Mom can go shopping tonight/in the morning. And now what was going to be a quiet day at home with Husband tomorrow will be spent frantically preparing for a Thanksgiving on Wednesday at Mom's. <_< I'm more than a little frustrated at this point. Good thing I know today and not tomorrow though. 

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42 minutes ago, Sylverthorne said:

The theory is that if you give the cat it's own spot on the desk, the cat will have a nice place to sleep, be with you - as they like to be - and all without being in your way.

 

I stuffed a cushion in one of the cubbies on my desk, and so far, the theory is holding up. At least, there is a cat in the cubby.

Now, how this is going to hold up when two of them decide they want my attention, I really don't know... but Rajah is very cute, curled up on his bright green cushum.

Pics?

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16 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Welp, don't know why I didn't expect this. Talked to my Mom a week or so ago about Thanksgiving and plans with her and family. She said she wanted something simple and nothing big this year. Which then brings us to today. I was talking to Sibling and asked what we were going to do and they said "the usual since Mom brought home a turkey." Facepalm. So I call my Mom and she wants to do the normal thing this year with turkey and all the trimmings. Sooo now I'm the one who has to make a menu then a grocery list so my Mom can go shopping tonight/in the morning. And now what was going to be a quiet day at home with Husband tomorrow will be spent frantically preparing for a Thanksgiving on Wednesday at Mom's. <_< I'm more than a little frustrated at this point. Good thing I know today and not tomorrow though. 

Always, always make two lists. (I fell for that once with Megan's mum - though, to be fair, it wasn't her fault. Suddenly half of Megan's side of the family wanted to meet the new guy. (Me.))

 

She had already done some of the shopping, with the plan of just her, Megan, and me. So, a small turkey.

 

Next thing she new, the guest list had ballooned to eight people, and we needed a second turkey.

 

It was the first time we ever did a fried turkey - just because there wasn't room in the oven for two.

 

Megan did a picture of me - as Vulcan at the forge - but the photo it was based on was me lowering a turkey into boiling oil, as spit snow and steam turned the image into an apparent Hellscape. ::P:  (We fried the turkey in the carport - open on three sides.)

 

The Auld Grump - it is also where we learned that, fried turkey? It's delicious!

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