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Today I'm celebrating my 15th (full) day of being married. My wedding was just over 2 weeks ago. That's a large part of why I've been so quiet lately - last minute preparations, followed by time spent

We said goodbye to Ella Cat  today.  She had been with us an amazing 20 years.    She and her siblings were found by a Nun  just after they were born under a parked car.  The household

Oh, I almost forgot to share my good news: my work got a grant so they can pay me for 100% of my pay while they’re closed! I don’t have to deal with unemployment!

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

 

All I know is my neighbor's marijuana plants are in bloom. Strong stuff when the winds are kicking around. I would think they'd want to harvest or start moving things inside as it's starting to get cold here (at night at least). Freeze warning.

 

(thou, it's even worse when & if (normally they are closed up) their windows are open & they are actually lighting up inside.......)

It is legal here too, so my walk through the small park (one city block) to work every morning involves a game of "guess that smoke"....pot at least doesn't bug my asthma as much as cigarette or cigar smoke, or whatever the candy scented crap the high school kids are vaping these days...... 

I take a different route back to the car in the afternoon and walk past a "gaming" cafe named Giggles.  Their logo is:
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27 minutes ago, TGP said:

Do you police your yard regularly to make sure no stray “crops” have taken root?

 

So far nothing has blow over this way or taken root. The plants themselves are actually on the opposite side of his yard of our shared fence. They are more the neighbor's problem then ours. He also keeps them out of the ground & grows them in larger planters. I'm sure that is for ease of transporting them into is garage, which I'm sure if a giant grow room. When I walk home from work in the mornings, I can see the garage light shining through a covered window & there is always a motor going on in there.

2 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Lord Zse Zse Works, Templates #21.

 

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Bed....

 

The Auld Grump - typefaces can wait until after the concert tomorrow. Gods be willing.

 

Lord Zsezse, quality stuff!

2 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

It is legal here too, so my walk through the small park (one city block) to work every morning involves a game of "guess that smoke"....pot at least doesn't bug my asthma as much as cigarette or cigar smoke, or whatever the candy scented crap the high school kids are vaping these days...... 

I take a different route back to the car in the afternoon and walk past a "gaming" cafe named Giggles.  Their logo is:
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I will admit I think I'd rather smell the plants then the flavor vapes..

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38 minutes ago, Argentee said:

I've used mine to mix vinaigrette....

 

It's a mixer. Use it to mix. Who cares if it's paint, or vinaigrette, or ground mouse organs, or coffee?

 

1 hour ago, TGP said:

Do you police your yard regularly to make sure no stray “crops” have taken root?

 

If the guy is growing them correctly, they won't seed at all, or very little at worst. It's the female plant that you want, and the seeds are contained in the buds. Which are the part you smoke, so people aren't going to let them drop off onto the ground. And the plants are able to be sexed relatively early on, so most people growing will tear out any males before they can pollinate. Which means no seeds. A lot of people clone their plants rather than grow from seed as well, so they know off the bat that they're getting all female plants.

 

But that doesn't prevent the plant from hermaphroditizing. Which will result in some seeds. And hermaphroditism can be triggered in the plant by both environmental conditions and genetics, so it isn't fully preventable. But it's treatable the same way that male plants are - kill them - if you catch it before polination occurs.

 

I... did some research back in my high school days. And may or may not know people who have gone further than research in both legal and illegal capacities...

 

1 minute ago, haldir said:

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Saints win!!

 

Oh god... now my coworker isn't gonna shut up about it. He's from NoLa, and he's a huge Saints fan. And he takes every opportunity to brag about them, even to me. And he knows that I couldn't care less about football.

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43 minutes ago, Unruly said:

 

It's a mixer. Use it to mix. Who cares if it's paint, or vinaigrette, or ground mouse organs, or coffee?

 

 

If the guy is growing them correctly, they won't seed at all, or very little at worst. It's the female plant that you want, and the seeds are contained in the buds. Which are the part you smoke, so people aren't going to let them drop off onto the ground. And the plants are able to be sexed relatively early on, so most people growing will tear out any males before they can pollinate. Which means no seeds. A lot of people clone their plants rather than grow from seed as well, so they know off the bat that they're getting all female plants.

 

But that doesn't prevent the plant from hermaphroditizing. Which will result in some seeds. And hermaphroditism can be triggered in the plant by both environmental conditions and genetics, so it isn't fully preventable. But it's treatable the same way that male plants are - kill them - if you catch it before polination occurs.

 

I... did some research back in my high school days. And may or may not know people who have gone further than research in both legal and illegal capacities...

 

 

Oh god... now my coworker isn't gonna shut up about it. He's from NoLa, and he's a huge Saints fan. And he takes every opportunity to brag about them, even to me. And he knows that I couldn't care less about football.

You should counter with "war stories" from your most recent RPG adventures.

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Didn't have the spoons to go through how every many pages I was behind. I got my embroidery thread and my crane scissors today, along with a couple other things. Still waiting on the needles though. 

 

Woke up at 4 this morning and it is now 9 pm. I have not napped.

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1 minute ago, redambrosia said:

I love my baby, I really do. But it’d be nice if she’d let other people calm her down or get her to sleep, or even feed her. :sigh:

I was the favourite mattress for all my children when they didn't want to sleep.

 

Cold comfort I know, it's hard whilst they're still so tiny.

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For all of our friends of the Jewish Faith, who began Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish Calendars New Year at sundown, may I greet you with Hayom harat olam, hayom ya’amid bamishpat. [Today is the birthday of the world, today the world stands in judgment]

And also, may 5780 be the best year of your life.

GEM

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4 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

Oh god... now my coworker isn't gonna shut up about it. He's from NoLa, and he's a huge Saints fan. And he takes every opportunity to brag about them, even to me. And he knows that I couldn't care less about football.

 

 

Anytime they beat "da boys" <_< it's a good thing. I had a boss about 10 yrs ago that was all about Dallas he wouldnt shut up about it or when Bozo State beat the Ducks (he was a bsu fan) so when NO beat Dallas on Turkey Day I let him have it. He took it in stride. ::D:

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I just watched a thing on Netflix called "Sturgill Simpson Presents: Sound and Fury" and I'm thoroughly amused, confused, and in love with the soundtrack. It starts off with what is either some amazing green screen or photorealistic CG muscle car driving through a desert wasteland, switches to anime heads getting shot off and some shrine, goes to anime muscle car driving, then anime fights, and then... a dance number mid fight? And then it starts switching off between live action, CG, and anime, blending it all together but being generally disconnected from everything leading up the the dance number until after the credits.

 

There's no dialogue. It's just the music. It's like when Daft Punk did Interstella 5555, but this is way cooler. And I like Interstella 5555. The animation for this is handled by some of the same people that did Afro Samurai and some parts of The Animatrix. And it's pretty beautiful.

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11 hours ago, Unruly said:

No takers today, either. I did talk with an old friend who had come in to play Magic, and chatted with someone else about wargaming in general. Also helped my comics guy move some displays around. And I found out that the whole shop is thinking of moving locations because the mall won't let them expand into the empty shop next door.

 

My comics guy thinks the reason they won't let them take over next door is because the mall management doesn't want to have to finish the remodeling work they started in that space. He showed me that half the ceiling and a back wall were torn out where the mall was redoing the lights and some other stuff and apparently stopped halfway through. But the FLGS has kind of hit the point where they're too big for their current space. With the merger of my comics guy, they've got their current space packed as much as it can be while still being navigable, and in some areas even that's tough. And half my comics guy's stuff still isn't in there. They don't necessarily want to move, but they may end up having to. He said they'd even scouted out one building downtown, just a couple blocks from his old shop, which would have been a great space, but they decided against it because of expensive structural issues(foundation and plumbing issues) that would need to be remedied before use, and the ever-worsening bum problem downtown.

 

Seriously, in the last 2 weeks we've had at least another dozen just appear out of nowhere. It's getting to the point where you can't go 20 feet downtown without running into a group of 3 or 4, usually sitting in the middle of the sidewalk begging for change. Half the time they're drunk or high on heroin(with used needles not far away), and at all times they're obnoxious if not outright aggressive. A few of them have taken to busking instead of straight begging, but rather than prop up on the side of a building where they're out of the way they'll put themselves in the middle of the sidewalk with their guitar case taking up half of it, and they'll glare at you as you try to dodge around them.

 

Hm, Aggressive behaviour and used needles nearby?

I would espress my concern about that with the Police, next step could be threatening to stab one with those needles for money, or maybe doing that while under influence.

HIV infected needles from a user could be a weapon.

I would stay clear of them.

 

 

7 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Lord Zse Zse Works, Templates #21.

 

Bed....

 

The Auld Grump - typefaces can wait until after the concert tomorrow. Gods be willing.

 

Not sure what those are for?

Are those big enough to use as a photo backdrop?

 

 

@Crowley awesome story!

 

 

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