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  1. 2 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

    There were reports circulating when that move was in first run release of people who wouldn't even get into a bathtub after having seen JAWS.

    IMHO, one of the best horror movies ever produced in Hollywood.



    Most hilarious thing about Jaws?  The fact that my youngest spent months practicing the key part of the theme song as part of her orchestra class.  These days if we even hum "duuuuh dum" she rolls her eyes and gets annoyed in a most tween-like fashion.  

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  2. So, been busy, setting up for the electrical panel install, etc.  They did the first half of the job today (the panel) and tomorrow they'll finish up the sundry items.  I requested a 50 Amp generator hook-up, mainly because the math made sense and because multiple people told me I would be foolish to get just 30 Amps.  (Can't argue with the fact that 30 Amps would barely keep the fridge and furnace running and something would drop if they both tried to turn on at the same time.)  


    BUT!  I have an entertaining story for those of you who like cars and/or fix things.  My poor old minivan needed a new alternator, and I'd made an appointment to get it installed.  The shop guys said my engine valve covers were leaking and I broke down and told them I could spring for fixing it since I knew I wasn't going to be buying a new vehicle the same year as all that electrical work if I could help it.  They started calling me to say that there was another problem, I agreed to let them fix it and then they called to say that there was still a problem and ask was I sure nothing had been going on before I brought it in?  I assured them that the engine had sounded fine to me, so they did some diagnostics.  It turned out that someone had dropped a nut into engine valve #4.  So they're going to be keeping it a while longer, I've got a rental they're paying for and there's some machining and whatnot they have to do to fix everything.  I also don't have to pay for whatever it was they thought would fix the problem since that was a misdiagnosis on their part.  


    The moral of the story is to always count your nuts twice.  

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  3. 3 hours ago, Pegazus said:

    Nah. More like 2-3 minutes.


    Really not looking forward to my company going to a 4/40 work week. Sure I’ll get every Friday off, but a ten hour day every day? I think I will be exhausted! They haven’t announced switching yet, just a survey of employees about it. I’m sure every ski bum said they look forward to it. 

    I may have written about it here already, but I can’t remember. If so, I wanted to complain about it again.


    A friend of mine did that as a way to avoid the insanity of LA traffic.  I can't imagine choosing to do those sorts of daily hours, although I've known lots of people who got sucked into working 60 hour weeks which is arguably worse.

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  4. 5 hours ago, Crowley said:

    COFFEE!!  Eh, too late... BEER!!


    What a week... and it's only Wednesday... *sigh*


    Docs still want to induce Mrs. Hamster around the 23rd. :unsure: I'd rather the little one stay in for a little longer, but... gotta trust the medical professionals. And Mrs. Hamster did again have elevated BP at her appointment today... so...




    As much as inductions suck, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are serious stuff.  Hopefully bed rest keeps that blood pressure down.  My thoughts will be with you two.  

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  5. Really feels like a sub-optimal day all around.  Going to drag my three girls for flu shots this afternoon with the oldest getting a blood draw as well.  Then time for a snack before a 6pm mass in honor of my father in law.  He passed away some time in early Februrary but didn't want a funeral.  We were supposed to do a family reunion in the summer to have some sort of memorial, but the US/Canada border's been closed.  So our local church is doing this.  In anticipation of having a lot of cranky teenage girls I bought chocolate cake.  

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  6. 2 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

    I am present.


    It was suddenly sprung on me that I need to craft midterm evals on all my students. Gonna take the opportunity to see if I can drop a few people from my class, they haven't done anything or turned anything in or shown up to class...


    I feel like I missed you changing jobs.  Sounds like you have it all under control, though...

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  7. 6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

    Hubby was ruined by the “bed” he stayed on when Sephy was born. I don’t say sleep, because he didn’t really sleep those three days. 


    Hope you’re well rested before y’all go to labor and delivery @Crowley


    "Be well rested before having baby," is always excellent advice.  Unfortunately it's really hard to get a decent night's sleep when 9 months pregnant. 

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  8. 13 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

    They have announced that LA Comicon will be happening live in December.

    Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Dec 11 thru 13th event.



    I wish I believed that this is likely to happen...  I'm currently hoping SakuraCon isn't cancelled for a second year.  It normally takes place over Easter so odds aren't great.  I made a really good costume for my daughter to wear, too.  (Still needs a few components, but my enthusiasm for making those is low at the moment.)

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  9. On 9/26/2020 at 5:08 AM, CaptainPete said:

    I've been trying to clean and organize my apartment during all this... Well, all of the madness that is this year, and I'm kind of hitting a road block. I'm trying to get rid of stuff but I'm not sure if there's many places that are taking donations. I'm not even to try to see if Powell's is buying used books. :down:


    Don't know about books, but our local Value Village is still taking donations.  We actually went there Friday to look for costume/cosplay stuff.  Somehow my 18 year old was able to find a nice beige linen jacket, two skirts and a pair of pants.  I guess it helps when you're around size 4, even if you are petite.  (Seriously, size 4 petite khaki pants from a petite boutique?  For $7.50???). She's supposed to be dressing up as Aziraphale from Good Omens, her friend is going to be Crowley.  

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  10. 13 hours ago, ShadowRaven said:

    I'm sorry Oneboot, but I am going to have a hard time thinking of the cute purple kitty as wielding dangerous modly powers


    6 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:


    That's what makes her dangerous.


    See, TaleSpinner has much wisdom.  I have three adorable daughters.  Two of them (used to) take karate.  They do not look any less adorable just because they learned to block and punch.  Fortunately they only use their powers for good.  


    Congrats (I guess) to all the new and renewed mods, may your bats always be within easy reach of your hands.  Because regardless of how it's implemented, moderation universally improves internet spaces.  


    All of the rest of you who posted many pages of beautiful oceans, you're really not helping me patiently wait to be able to go on a proper vacation again.  I tried to sate hubby's wish for a beach vacation with the Olympic Peninsula, but the water was really, really cold.  Beautiful, but frigid.  Hopefully next summer we might be able to go on a proper vacation.  

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  11. 23 hours ago, Marvin said:

    I kinda wanna make marbles.


    To replace those I've lost, obvs.


    But also srsly tho.


    One of my local acquaintances was into glass blowing for a while.  He really enjoyed it but it was not a cheap hobby.  


    7 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Page 419...


    Okay... so It's been a week. Visited my sister over the weekend, which was wonderful. The drive home was long, but fine. But... as we unpacked the car... there was a need to take Mrs. Hamster to the hospital. High blood pressure. :down: Initially they thought that she'd have to stay in the hospital till Baby Hamster arrived (2-5 weeks?), but because her test results were so good, she came home today!


    Still throws off the plans for the weekend, but I'm okay with that.


    Okay, time to catch up...


    Apparently I was so distracted that I missed the announcement.  Congratulations!!  That high blood pressure stuff is scary, though, hope it stays down for her.  

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  12. 51 minutes ago, Inarah said:


    I'm old enough, and living in a home that age, that this sounds cool and exciting.   I mean, what could be a better way to spend money than to have new wiring installed so there aren't any spontaneous electrical fires, all the lights work, and using the microwave doesn't blow the kitchen fuse every time?   Hope the job goes smoothly. 


    I know, right???  It's not a glamorous renovation, but I'm hoping that including a few new fixtures helps us appreciate the upgrade in a tangible way.  

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  13. So all you electrical guys will be happy to hear that when the electrician came today to give me a quote on options to replace some bathroom fans, some broken light fixtures in the garage and a way to hook our furnace into a mid-sized generator, we very calmly just accepted his recommendation to replace our entire panel.  The panel looks original to the house, which was built in 1968.  So it's got some issues, one of which is the fact that it can't support installing a high voltage car charger.  Which might not be an issue except we do happen to have an electric car and will likely get another plug in hybrid, at least.  So we're going to have him replace the whole panel, upgrade the fans with GFIC and wire a proper generator link.  Then when the power goes out while we're all trapped at home we'll be able to at least keep our freezer, fridge and furnace on.  Or we won't lose power and that will also be JUST FINE BY ME!!!  

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