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10 minutes ago, Evilhalfling said:

 

8x10 canvas, used acrylics instead of oils (obvs.) 

im not sure if I used any skill, just followed instructions and made occasional adjustments

 "allow the paint to break across the canvas" didn't really work & I had some trouble with the bushes. 

but mountains - good, water/refections - good, happy trees - good 

 


Having done both oil and acrylics on canvas, I will guess that the “breaking” didn’t happen because it was acrylic. It might be possible to get that effect with acrylics, but I think it is much easier with the oils. 
 

That said, you should try it with oils. I think its a lot more fun. You get streaks and odd happy events with that medium that I’ve never achieved with the other. 

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Got there at 9 AM... and were told to wait, they had a bunch of people call out due to the storm.

 

They did manage to poke and prod and find where my retina had torn, but had a shortage of surgeons and anesthesiologists.

 

Finally, at 3 PM they told us to head home - their one available anesthesiologist had just left. They were honest - we were waiting just in case they could squeeze me in.

 

Hungry and thirsty because no food before the surgery, and now I just discovered that the after school game has been cancelled.

 

I am eating, drinking, and going to bed. ::(:

 

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Say It Isn't So!

They are reporting that there will be a French Fry Shortage next year because of bad weather damaging potato crops in both the USA and Canada.  Combination of Cold Weather and Hurricane Effects making for potatoes too small for acceptable french fries.

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1 minute ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Say It Isn't So!

They are reporting that there will be a French Fry Shortage next year because of bad weather damaging potato crops in both the USA and Canada.  Combination of Cold Weather and Hurricane Effects making for potatoes too small for acceptable french fries.

GEM

 

But they're acceptably sized for tater tots, hash browns, mashed potatoes, and those fake potato chips made of ground spuds.

 

My worry is that this will cause the same price creep that always happens: shortage drives up price, people get used to higher price, shortage ends, price never falls, next shortage price goes up again.

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2 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Got there at 9 AM... and were told to wait, they had a bunch of people call out due to the storm.

 

They did manage to poke and prod and find where my retina had torn, but had a shortage of surgeons and anesthesiologists.

 

Finally, at 3 PM they told us to head home - their one available anesthesiologist had just left. They were honest - we were waiting just in case they could squeeze me in.

 

Hungry and thirsty because no food before the surgery, and now I just discovered that the after school game has been cancelled.

 

I am eating, drinking, and going to bed. ::(:

 

The Auld Grump

Word of advice from one who has been there, done that, got the eye patch.

Try to keep your head down as much as possible, as in eyes towards the floor and avoid any rapid head movement.

It's a very scary feeling to watch your sight in one eye shrinking down into a small tunnel that keeps relentlessly getting smaller and smaller, knowing that without skilled medical attention, and fast!, you are going to loose the sight in that eye.

By all the Beneficent Gods may you have an easy night and that tomorrow will see staff at their posts and ready to deal with this issue.

Praying for you.

GEM

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18 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Say It Isn't So!

They are reporting that there will be a French Fry Shortage next year because of bad weather damaging potato crops in both the USA and Canada.  Combination of Cold Weather and Hurricane Effects making for potatoes too small for acceptable french fries.

GEM

Did it effect sweet potatoes? Because if it leads to being able to find sweet potato fries without needing to make them myself, then I'm ok with it.

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Talked to the garage. Not only was the head gasket blown, the timing belt slipped and damaged valves in the engine, and some other stuff. Long story short, there isn't any reason to even think about fixing it. 

 

So...

 

I'm now a carless resident of NYC. I refuse to be a New Yorker. ::P:

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1 minute ago, Crowley said:

I'm now a carless resident of NYC. I refuse to be a New Yorker. ::P:


*sniff*
 

Smells like a Yankee to me... he probably doing that “walkin’ ‘bout” I done heard tell of. 
 

Face it, you’ve eaten the food, breathed the air, and slept in that forsaken alternate dimension. You belong to It now. 

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Just now, Crowley said:

Talked to the garage. Not only was the head gasket blown, the timing belt slipped and damaged valves in the engine, and some other stuff. Long story short, there isn't any reason to even think about fixing it. 

 

So...

 

I'm now a carless resident of NYC. I refuse to be a New Yorker. ::P:

With that amount of damage the only even close to cost effective "fix" is a complete engine-ectomy.

You are "fortunate" in being in a situation where local transportation by other means is a viable option.

I'm sorry for the unanticipated failure of primary transportation but glad you do have options.

As someone who has accessed rental cars from time to time I completely understand the attraction of not having to deal with the hassles of the care and feeding of an automobile in a highly urban environment.

44 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Did it effect sweet potatoes? Because if it leads to being able to find sweet potato fries without needing to make them myself, then I'm ok with it.

The Bloomberg Report didn't say.  they said it was cold weather plus effects from Hurricane Dorian that is causing a nine year low in the production of regular potatoes of sufficient size for acceptable french fries.

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2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

But they're acceptably sized for tater tots, hash browns, mashed potatoes, and those fake potato chips made of ground spuds.

 

My worry is that this will cause the same price creep that always happens: shortage drives up price, people get used to higher price, shortage ends, price never falls, next shortage price goes up again.

The price increases will last only as long as the supply doesn't increase due to the higher prices.  Once production goes above pre-shortage levels there will be downward pressure on market prices.  Which is why free markets are such an efficient mechanism for determining actual prices for goods.

In addition, this shortfall may encourage the building of more potato cellars by large users such as the nationwide fast food chains so that in future there is more of a cushion of reserve product available.

GEM

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Of course, this is all theoretical once some Advertising "Genius" develops a successful campaign to promote "frylettes", and makes itty bitty french fry nubs fashionable.

GEM

 

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12 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

 

Snow finally stopped sometime overnight. Hard to tell what the final total was...

22 and 1/2 inches, so just shy of two feet of snow. I saw a news report saying it is the 8th worst  storm of all time in this region, so that's kinda cool.

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Just put down a deposit for 2 new entry doors, frames, storm doors and a small deck. If someone had told young man Thoramel 30 years ago how excited he'd be over purchasing doors I'd have laughed myself silly. 

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1 hour ago, Crowley said:

Talked to the garage. Not only was the head gasket blown, the timing belt slipped and damaged valves in the engine, and some other stuff. Long story short, there isn't any reason to even think about fixing it. 

 

So...

 

I'm now a carless resident of NYC. I refuse to be a New Yorker. ::P:


This is how it starts.

 

Tell me, @Crowley, how strong are your feelings on what constitutes ‘real’ pizza or bagels?

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Ugh. I don't want to go back to work! My 9 days off wasn't long enough! I didn't get to do the stuff I wanted to do! Don't make me go back!

 

Why can't we live in a post-scarcity utopia where work is optional?

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4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Say It Isn't So!

They are reporting that there will be a French Fry Shortage next year because of bad weather damaging potato crops in both the USA and Canada.  Combination of Cold Weather and Hurricane Effects making for potatoes too small for acceptable french fries.

GEM

Taber got hit really bad up here.  Corn was pretty much a write off (something like 90-94% loss of harvest), and potatoes were hit even worse... 

 

Here's hoping out east didn't get hit as bad for their potatoes! 

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