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But with general Googling skills, we should have the ability to learn any "basic" skill in about 5 minutes. "How to mop a floor" should yield a decent result pretty fast.

 

I don't know how to operate a lawnmower off the top of my head, but I know how to learn how to do it, so it doesn't worry me.

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 @Glitterwolf is awake! All hail W.O.O.F

 

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There is such a thing as ^ Red Coonhounds. 

 

They remind me of Basset hounds, but with legs. 

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

What?!  You mean all this time we’ve been cleaning our metal minis we have been fettling them? We are Fettlers?? A mini “in fine fettle” is one that came out of the mold almost perfect???

 

So when someone asks me what I do for a hobby, I will no longer reply: I paint miniatures.

Instead it will be : I'm a Fettler ( preferably wear a monocle and top hat while saying this).

 

Also..thanks for the dog pics, those Coon Hounds look adorable.

 

8 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

(Bloomberg) -- America is sitting on a mountain of uneaten bacon.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/america-pile-uneaten-bacon-biggest-220335498.html

GEM

 

*** Packs suitcase***

 

HONEY! I'm going to Bloomberg for a while!!

 

 

6 hours ago, Pegazus said:

I have no spoons!

 

Literally. Forgot to ask for one, and the hotel dining stuff is closed up. The cheesecake will have to wait.

 

5 hours ago, Pegazus said:


Hey, @TaleSpinner! I just discovered a new use for hotel key cards!

 

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I found a spoon!

 

Oh relax. I washed it first. 

 

I was going to reply that you could just pick up that cake with your hands and bury your face in it till you've had enough, then take a shower ( who needs a spoon when eating a cake)

But you solved this the MacGyver way!

Congrats!

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On the topic of education.

No matter which country you're from, I think schools should teach the following basic skills.

Stuff that's actually someone everyone should know and it would prepare our offspring so much better for real life.

 

  • Basic cooking
  • Basic cleaning
  • How to do taxes
  • Basic rights of being a tennant or homeowner
  • What it means when you use a creditcard / go into debt. ( no! using creditcard B to pay off creditcard A is not a sound idea)
  • Basic book keeping / how to spend your salary taking monthly stuff like rent and groceries into account.
  • Driving a car
  • Basic sexual education ( no, what you saw on the internet is probably not what your partner wants!)
  • The realistic side of getting a kitten/puppy/baby! ( No it's not a toy and yes they will take up a lot of your time and you should commit to them totally)
  • How to open a bank account
  • How to protect yourself from spam/phishing and identity fraud
  • How to maintain your house/appartment/room ( doing small repairs)
  • How to take no for an answer and how to deal with critique.
  • Basic personal Hygiene.

I think we all could think of more.

These are all basic skills that lots of kids have to figure out for themselves.

Parents should teach (most) of this, but not everyone has the time and lots of people haven't figured out some of this for themselves.

 

I think if schools were given the budget to teach this, our young would be so much better prepared for real life.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Speaking of dogs....

 

How much goading do you think it will take to get my Good Dog Cleric player to do something that will blow the party's cover? The dog is hiding as well... a dog. He's not talking in public, so people don't know he can talk. When he had to cast spells last time, he and the wizard worked together with an illusion to make it look like the wizard did the spell instead of the dog. I sent goons after them, trying to catch the dog and send him to the dog fight ring in the slums. The group beat the snot out of those bad guys, as is proper.

 

Now, their job in the slums does not require doing anything in that fighting ring. In fact, a side effect of them succeeding in general would be that the dog fighting ring would be completely dissolved. But they're getting a bit twitchy. Almost like they have a grudge against kidnappers/dognappers after the bad guys snatched the wizard. Think I can get the Good Dog to do something dumb... like oh.... burn the place to the ground and release the hounds upon the captors? Super heroic. He'd get the praise of all the pups. The rest of the party would totally support it.

 

But.... if they reveal a spellcasting talking doggo (or any of the rest of them fully), then I get closer to sending The Big Bads after them again. MUAHAHAHAHA.

Have someone command him to speak. Will he bark or will he talk? Guess we'll see!

11 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Pezler would say the solution is Flumphs.... I argue it's stroopwaffles. 

Stroopwafels-shaped flumphs is the logical evolution of that thought.

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I did Home Economics (technically it was just Cookery) in my final year of High School (couldn't do woodworking as they had no left-handed tools, same reason I couldn't do music).

It consisted of spending the whole school year planning a range of snacks to sell in a hypothetical school tuck shop, and one day of making them.

 

I made Pizza Pinwheels out of ready made pastry, a jar of tomato pasta sauce and grated cheese, because they didn't actually teach you to cook in Cookery class.

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5 hours ago, Zink said:

When I was in school the boys took shop and the girls took home ec, except for grade 12 when they let people choose which they wanted. 1 girl was in my shop class and a couple guys that really shouldn't have been near power tools made the wise choice of home ec. Now my boys are in the same high school and they take half a year of each. I didn't need the home ec classes because my mom made me learn how to cook and sew at home. I never did much sewing but I can patch things if I have to. I'm a decent cook. Heard a "top things you need to know in life" list on the radio a week ago. The top 2 were using a smart phone and being able to google. Not sure about the phone being an absolute necessity but I guess being able to search up the info you need is kind of handy. No mention of things like being able to cook or basic first aid that I would've placed high.

While being able to use a computer/the internet is useful, I wouldn't put them anywhere near the top of any list. Being able to cook your own dinner without getting food poisoning (note 'cook', not 'put in microwave') and knowing how to stop oneself from bleeding to death are way more important, IMO.

 

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

On the topic of education.

No matter which country you're from, I think schools should teach the following basic skills.

Stuff that's actually someone everyone should know and it would prepare our offspring so much better for real life.

 

  • Basic cooking
  • Basic cleaning
  • How to do taxes
  • Basic rights of being a tennant or homeowner
  • What it means when you use a creditcard / go into debt. ( no! using creditcard B to pay off creditcard A is not a sound idea)
  • Basic book keeping / how to spend your salary taking monthly stuff like rent and groceries into account.
  • Driving a car
  • Basic sexual education ( no, what you saw on the internet is probably not what your partner wants!)
  • The realistic side of getting a kitten/puppy/baby! ( No it's not a toy and yes they will take up a lot of your time and you should commit to them totally)
  • How to open a bank account
  • How to protect yourself from spam/phishing and identity fraud
  • How to maintain your house/appartment/room ( doing small repairs)
  • How to take no for an answer and how to deal with critique.
  • Basic personal Hygiene.

I think we all could think of more.

These are all basic skills that lots of kids have to figure out for themselves.

Parents should teach (most) of this, but not everyone has the time and lots of people haven't figured out some of this for themselves.

 

I think if schools were given the budget to teach this, our young would be so much better prepared for real life.

 

 

Agree!

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21 minutes ago, aku-chan said:

I did Home Economics (technically it was just Cookery) in my final year of High School (couldn't do woodworking as they had no left-handed tools, same reason I couldn't do music).

It consisted of spending the whole school year planning a range of snacks to sell in a hypothetical school tuck shop, and one day of making them.

The world changes and not always in a better way in Jr high we had a year of shop and a year of home ec.  Learned there is no such thing as handedness to a teacher who couldn't win a thinking competition against his toolbox!  Senior high was time spent between auto shop, metalworking and  business classes (typing, accounting, cooking) along with my Trac classes (math, language, sciences)  I always loved shop and despised the business classes but I have Ms Fletcher to thank For a typing speed of 60 words a minute (I was a disappointment) and the whole ability to touch-type.

 

Long way of saying that some times the lesson you learn best is that the world won't cater to you (I learned to play a guitar upside down to play it left handed.. also learned to restring one for a lefty.  With tools, most of them can be used ambidesterously and those that can't, you learn to make do.  As a lefty, that was probably one of my most important lessons in high school.

 

@Glitterwolf. Those skills are important but without more basic ones they don't have contest (except for sex ed.  I am in total agreement with you there!)  We take so many basic skills as given that sometimes I think people believe they are self developing or, more neferiously, that development isn't desired...

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4 hours ago, Cyradis said:

I don't know how to operate a lawnmower off the top of my head, but I know how to learn how to do it, so it doesn't worry me.

 

Lawnmowers are easy to operate....

 

 

Buy a goat instead

 

 

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1 hour ago, aku-chan said:

I did Home Economics (technically it was just Cookery) in my final year of High School (couldn't do woodworking as they had no left-handed tools, same reason I couldn't do music).

It consisted of spending the whole school year planning a range of snacks to sell in a hypothetical school tuck shop, and one day of making them.

 

I made Pizza Pinwheels out of ready made pastry, a jar of tomato pasta sauce and grated cheese, because they didn't actually teach you to cook in Cookery class.

Mine was 1/4 of a school year, and covered how to make spaghetti sauce, how to bake a simple bread, and enough sewing to make a teddy bear with a sewing machine. 

 

Really wish that class had been longer. 

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We did Home ec equivalent in first 2 years of high school, included cooking and basic sewing...

the making the teddy bear I did in a week without a sewing machine (my school had something called 'arts and artists week' where everyone in the school spend the week doing something creative....from basic leatherwork through to jewellery making)

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

Long way of saying that some times the lesson you learn best is that the world won't cater to you (I learned to play a guitar upside down to play it left handed.. also learned to restring one for a lefty.  

 

Hey, Hendrix played upside down and restrung, so you're in good company there.

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1 hour ago, ratsmitglied said:

 

Lawnmowers are easy to operate....

 

 

Buy a goat instead

 

 

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Along as there is no leaves, trees, lawn chairs or ANYTHING else in your yard, that works. Goats will eat or attempt to eat just about anything.

 

Having worked in education, I will remain silent, as if I voice my opinion it will get this entire thread booted to beekeepers and believe you me, I have learned my place in this world. 

 

I hope everyone has gotten their coffee and working on a fine fall day. I have taken my meds for my sickness and now have to reload my pill boxes for the next two week for the life meds. I have to go to work tonight then get up and work in the morning.  Laundry needs done again and house needs somewhat picked up. 

 

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Free donuts in the lobby this morning was a nice way to start the work day.

 

If this blargflargin' cold would clear up, I might be looking forward to a fine weekend.

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