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Green Eyed Monster

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  1. The story would be even better if the chicken was "appropriated" from your English Landlord. And it goes to another level if the I.R.A. is involved in the heist. Éire go Brách. GEM
  2. A Happy Saint Patrick's Day to one and all! Crock Pot has been filled with a 4 pound [lean] Corned Beef and fixin's, except for the cabbage. Going to have to remove the round of beef in order to cook the cabbage. - On green beer: this is an abomination dreamed up by some demented marketing "genius" who should be tied down and forced to drink fermented mares milk till he pukes. - Ireland Forever! Here's a little something that every true son and daughter of Erin will appreciate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMD6QPvJEk GEM Hoist a pint to the memory of Jimmy Ferguson.
  3. No. Because I don't own an Instant Pot. I will be making a more or less traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner in a Crock Pot starting early in the morning. GEM
  4. That you are aware of. Fakebook and Goulgol are sharing tracking data, and have methods for tracking you in place that can identify and track you when you aren't even on one of their platforms. I use Firefox as my primary browser and have Anti-Facebook software installed, just because of their aggressive [and frankly creepy to the point of digital stalker] attempts to track and monetize everybody. Remember, if it's being provided to you "for free" then you are most likely the commodity. GEM
  5. Look for a used appliance dealer that will deliver. If they have delivery and installation service you are most likely dealing with a more reputable business and you will probably find better quality appliances than somebody who doesn't want to do the delivery work. Good luck on the new digs. It sounds like you have found something that will suit your needs for some time. And may you have an uneventful move. GEM
  6. Sounds like it's time to make a complaint to your state Public Utilities Commission. GEM For some of us, that needs to be the Week after the changeover. With the following week devoted to a gradual reduction back to our normal caffeine intake levels. GEM
  7. In honor of Pi Day, here it is to the first 1000 digits: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644288109756659334461284756482337867831652712019091456485669234603486104543266482133936072602491412737245870066063155881748815209209628292540917153643678925903600113305305488204665213841469519415116094330572703657595919530921861173819326117931051185480744623799627495673518857527248912279381830119491298336733624406566430860213949463952247371907021798609437027705392171762931767523846748184676694051320005681271452635608277857713427577896091736371787214684409012249534301465495853710507922796892589235420199561121290219608640344181598136297747713099605187072113499999983729780499510597317328160963185950244594553469083026425223082533446850352619311881710100031378387528865875332083814206171776691473035982534904287554687311595628638823537875937519577818577805321712268066130019278766111959092164201989 GEM
  8. Don't feel too bad, my brain plays that kind of tricks on me all the time. GEM
  9. I've been on the lookout for the new Snickers Brownie and finally found them today. As good as I imagined. Told the checker at Wally World that I have been on the lookout for them. She said not only are they really good, you can heat them up and they are even better! GEM
  10. So how much broken glass is there? GEM No "open windoze" since 2008
  11. On seeing this my brain said "bluebell", as in the flower. GEM
  12. Findings of newest research into the Antykythera Device: https://gizmodo.com/new-model-of-ancient-astronomical-device-reveals-a-cre-1846465341?utm_source=gizmodo_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-03-12 Even if you aren't into ancient mechanical mysteries a little knowledge of this device might serve as inspiration for one or more McGuffin for adventuring purposes. GEM
  13. Bit of trivia I just discovered: Pat Boone, the singer from the 50s and 60s who had a long running TV Variety Show is from Denton, Texas. He is currently the guest on Tim Conway Jr.s radio show on KFI 640 {I Heart Radio} GEM
  14. The more anecdotal reports I run across on these infernal devices, the more convinced I become that my life is better without one. GEM
  15. Since Alexa won't play it, here's a link that will get you to the tune: Spoilered because there is a commercial link GEM
  16. You might want to do a web search for the term "rogue elephant". Might be the nugget of an idea on how to build the character there. GEM Addendum: The idea on the stealth roll is brilliant!
  17. There is another item of world wide significance that happened 10 years ago today. It is the Tsunami that caused the Fukushima Reactor Meltdown. We will be witnessing the environmental impact [highly tempted to use the word fallout] of this disaster for decades. GEM
  18. The orthopedist explained to her that she can expect some loss of range of motion, because she already has an unrepaired rotator cuff injury to that shoulder. I've reiterated the range of motion argument in my discussions about taking the sleeve off. I'm saving the taping it in place discussion for tomorrow at the earliest. I have already half jokingly threatened her with a plaster cast in place of the sleeve and strap arrangement. I'm eyeing the roll of medical tape I keep on my desk as the first level tape application, to go on the plastic buckles for the straps. GEM Because the anvil works just as well and is reusable. GEM
  19. I've been trying to manage her pain meds so that she gets maximum relief with minimum gap between the effective time and the prescribed time. I know from past personal experience with the same meds [same strength] that she should probably be getting meds every 6 hours instead of every 8 as prescribed, so I'm walking the line.
  20. Yes it is. With the admixture of Mediterranean volatility. Tell Andi I said he needs to behave himself and pay attention to your trying to take good care of him. GEM
  21. So what do you do with an older lady who is used to having things mostly her own way insists on taking off the immobilization sleeve while I'm sleeping "because it's uncomfortable"? Number One Daughter Unit and I are in accord with recognizing her, lets just call it, Portugee hard headed streak. I've explained to her in my best Dutch Uncle lecture mode [plus pleading] that if she doesn't keep it on the breaks won't heal either quickly or properly and that she will be in greater pain for longer as a result. If I seem like I'm venting, you're right. Frustrated and nearly at my wits end. GEM
  22. Thanks for the words of encouragement for Cathy. I'm letting her know that everyone here is pulling for a swift and easy recovery. - The story you relate is real world evidence that you can't fix stupid. Unfortunately, all you can do in your circumstances is document it, and refuse to act as an enabler [like the other tech did]. Meanwhile, make it painfully expensive for the one being stupid to continue engaging in this sort of behavior. There comes a point when some people need to be told "Maybe you need to find a different way to earn a living. Something that doesn't require any technical thinking or competency.". GEM
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