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CaptainPete

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  1. Stop smoking and use that all-natural salt stick deodorant. Fact: worst breath in the world is from people who drink coffee and smoke. It's awful, makes me want to gag. My previous manager's break always smelled of it, I always hated being w/i 10 feet of him. EAT A TIC-TAC FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! I use normal deodorant. For some reason, my body can handle that much but no more. It's more my clothes that just can't get out the smell of smoke because any kind of perfume on cloth makes me turn red and itch like mad. I chew gum pretty much constantly. How can your former boss not figure out that smoker's breath makes people gag? Something that might help is white vinegar and hot washes. At least white vinegar works really well as both a pretreatment and "fabric softener" for getting rid of sweat and other smells. Not sure about smoke smell, but worth a try Tried that when a jacket got musty. It ended up smelling like a urinal cake because I put too much in. Worst experience ever. I just do lighter loads and it reduces things to a tolerable level. As annoying and possibly deadly food allergies are, drug allergies are truly scary. Whenever I go to the doctor and they ask, I always respond "Not that I know of."
  2. Stop smoking and use that all-natural salt stick deodorant. Fact: worst breath in the world is from people who drink coffee and smoke. It's awful, makes me want to gag. My previous manager's break always smelled of it, I always hated being w/i 10 feet of him. EAT A TIC-TAC FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! I use normal deodorant. For some reason, my body can handle that much but no more. It's more my clothes that just can't get out the smell of smoke because any kind of perfume on cloth makes me turn red and itch like mad. I chew gum pretty much constantly. How can your former boss not figure out that smoker's breath makes people gag?
  3. WANTED: Lonely Dark Lord of Evil looking for young, beautiful, adventurous girl. Must enjoy long walks by the swamp, genetically mutated puppies with lasers, and candlelight interragations/torture. Must not have ex-boyfriends that are trying to get them back from me.

  4. Watching old propaganda films about Vietnam is both chilling and hilarious. I think the line that has had me laugh the hardest is 'non-toxic defoliant.' Yeah, that DDT/Agent Orange is so non-toxic.
  5. Back to topic: Nightwatch. One the best horror/action movies I've seen in a long time. The books are even better.
  6. I always try to be nice and polite when I'm interacting with someone at a store or what have you. I don't take me much effort to say 'please' and 'thank you' during a conversation, and while I haven't had to work food service, I still know what it's like to do customer service. When I have a problem with my order, I debate about it I want to do something about it. If it's a minor screw up that doesn't really affect me or ends up in my favor, I don't say anything. If I get a chicken sandwich when I ordered a burger, that's when I need to speak up. I didn't get what I ordered, at all. It's not too hard to walk up with the thing with your receipt and just say, "I'm sorry, but I ordered X and got Y." If you don't get upset, they don't get upset. I have, however, walked out of stores several times before. When it comes to "can I help you find anything today?" I have a limit of being asked that exactly three times. If I get asked a fourth time, I quietly set down what I want and leave the store. I use to be that guy, asking that question, so I never flip out on people. I have also walked out of a few fast food joints in the middle of an order because the person behind the counter was having a bad day and I didn't want to deal with their attitude. I remember telling this girl who must have been 16 or so that "I'm going to tell you this rather than your boss: I don't care if your boyfriend just broke up with you or your cat just died. If you want to have a job at any point in your life, you need to learn how not to act like a jerk to your customers." I then walked away. For the record, I have had both my grandfathers, my grandmother, my aunt and my uncle all died in the past six years, and I have got to work that very same day. I've also got to work after my dad has had heart attacks. When my ex broke up with me, she did it on my Monday. If I can make it through a shift without flipping out on random people, you can, too. Then again, no matter how crappy my job is, I come there to do it. I may not give it 110%, but I do my job well enough that I don't screw up and make sure that I don't screw anyone else up. It's not that hard. Edit: Also, it's not that hard to put the ingredients in a burrito in a vertical like, not like a roll of sushi. The person who made that burrito was clearly being a jerk by putting the thing together like that. At least I pray he was because I'd like to believe that someone that inept is allowed anywhere near another person's food.
  7. My first 'computer' was a Commodore 64. Keep in mind, it was in the era of DOS and at the cusp of Windows, but that was my first real taste of a computer and was the ones we used in middle school for 'computer programing' class. Did anyone play the Ghostbusters or Neuromancer (with soundtrack by Devo) games for that old piece of junk? Those should be added to the list of things people should play/watch/read.
  8. When I saw that I was going to called to jury duty twice in a quarter (90 days), I assumed I'd get maybe a month between them. Nope. Two weeks. Have to love random number generators in government service.
  9. While not totally on topic, I forgot to mention my allergy to dyes and perfumes. Nothing quite like always smelling like sweat and cigarettes to charm the ladies, let me tell you.
  10. I scored a 40, pretty much in spots all over. I think I was my tired eyes more that anything else, but I know I have some trouble with grey and purples. For example, people talk about 'grey-grey' and all I see is green. No idea what's up with that.
  11. You can count on my steel, Chosen One! Damn it. I just got over some money troubles and now, I think I'm going to have more of them. Should have put in that 600 hours of OT my boss wanted me to work this month...
  12. I was laughing as soon as I started reading. I have had this happen to me far too many times. I'm glad I make my own delicious burritos now and don't have to buy them from people who don't know what they're doing behind the counter. Edit: I forgot to read the second link. I have never had this is issue. Are Subway employees just more competent in my area than in other places?
  13. Kristen Cloke makes me feel funny in my pants and gives me the dirty thoughts. Along with Cate Blanchette and Winona Ryder. Here, lean in close to the screen. *telepathic transmission* See? Filthy, innit? Thanks for sharing. If only Pizza Hut delivered hard liquor with pizza, I might have been able to clean the dirty from my mind. I found out that the show was originally suppose to be just "Above and Beyond" and was originally about Marine aviators during the pacific front in WWII. However, the producers at Fox thought that wouldn't sell, so they added "Space" to the title and made it Sci-Fi. If you notice, the descriptions of the Chig fighters and the USMC fighters are word-for-word the differences between the Japanese Zero and the Corsair the Navy was using at the time. Also, this show gets bonus points for having China stop being Communist is the future (take a real close look at the flag in the episode where they plan stuff) and the characters were 'fun.' Not necessarily 'good' but fun. I love seeing Joel De La Fuente in Law and Order: SVU. At least somebody was able to make a stable career from the show. Edit: Also, if you want to hear some very interesting takes on Asian-Americans in cinema, I would suggest looking up what he had to say about the show and his character's role in it. That also threw me off, but I recovered quickly. I wasn't able to continue the show because the video store my friend and I were renting the series from didn't have the next tape, as it had been eaten by someone's VCR. Man, I'm old.
  14. I agree with having more Pulp heroes. Maybe a not-Sky Captain crew? Or a not-Phantom?
  15. I second this. I loved that show, even if I only saw the first half of the first series. Much better plot and characters than the official D&D cartoon.... Which I would have to add the 'must see' list because while it is terrible, it is also funny. I mean, they kill a beholder with a flower, for crying in the dark! This is what Fox does. They take a lot of risks when it comes to Sci-Fi shows. Sometimes, they pay off (Dark Angel is a prime example). The rest of the time, they never make their money back and drop the project after a year or less. It's a shame, but look at it this way: At least we got one enjoyable season rather than nothing. I don't think you understand. I can take a concealed weapon in to PDX. State law forbids the government from preventing people from bringing firearms on to public property, which the only exception being public parks. The state legislature almost sued PDX because they had banned firearms at the airport, and as the airport was public property, it wasn't legal. When I inherited a gun last year, I did tons of research into gun ownership and the local laws (I found out I didn't have to register it, and seeing how old the gun is, it probably was never registered in the first place). But is is all neither here nor there and totally off topic. Also, a landmine of an issue that probably should be avoided because, you know, guns and the controversy surrounding them.
  16. Some day, I will learn to light people on fire with my mind. Sadly, that day is not today.

  17. I have one I gave to a friend to repaint for me over a year ago. As of yet, I haven't heard back from him. Thankfully, it was one I picked up for $7 at the goodwill. Fun fact: I can bring a real gun in to my local airport due to crazy Oregon gun laws.
  18. I loved Terra Nova. I think I was one of the six fans that show had, along with Space: Above and Beyond. When you want Terra Nova, keep in mind that the guns they use (the ones that do the non-lethal energy blast) are just repainted Nerf guns. It makes me laugh.
  19. Well, my employer has decided to change my schedule so I don't get weekends off, after working for them for six years. Time to get a new employer.
  20. Rules Lawyers are worth a million. The others depend on what type of law they specialize in...
  21. I'm mildly allergic to onions. All it really does if I eat them is I have an itchy throat and a snuffy nose for a while. Cutting them, on the other hand, is pure pain. My eyes burn. I mean, burn. And, I can't tear up, so it just gets worse and worse. I found this out the fun way when I was trying to cut some for dinner and had to flee the kitchen for the bathroom where I spend the next 20-30 minutes trying to wash out my eyes while my ex freaked out. I also found out that being in the same room as cooking onions causes the same thing to happen, which meant long walks while dinner was being cooked a few times. Oddly enough, I'm totally fine with cooked onions and can eat them by the truckload with only minor problems. Dried onions can be fine one day, then torture the next. Red/purple/etc onions are usually worse. The worst part is I'm addicted to salsa, as well as most Mexican foods. And burgers without onions just aren't worth eating. I also found a great recipe for Chili Verde which I can not longer make. This makes me sad on many levels. Edit: this is also why I refuse to be Mace/OC Spray trained at work. I have no idea how closely related the stuff in onions is related to it, and I'm not taking any chances. I'd rather be Tasered, thank you.
  22. .. because they were a fine source of experience points. Then they came for the hobgoblins, because they were higher level. Next up, bugbears. But, where do the kobolds and orcs fit in to that scheme?
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