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4 hours ago, Marvin said:


Update: They supposedly can't send the pledge level the planned by Media Mail because of the map's being included. I'm a little skeptical; that should fall under the sort of supplemental materials that are sanctioned under the guidelines, iirc.

That would make sense - I've had postal employees deny me the medial mail rate before over stupid distinctions.  Like how is a poster of flags NOT an educational poster, which is allowed?


4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

My daily routine hasn't been changed to any great extent by the current orders related to the Covid-19 Virus, BUT, I am beginning to find myself mentally chafing at the enforced at home confinement.

Usually, SWMBO and I go out for dinner a couple of times a week [or more].  We are "stuck at home", and though I enjoy cooking it would be nice to have somebody else, with a different repertoire prepare a meal for us sometimes.



That sounds like our household.


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2 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

That would make sense - I've had postal employees deny me the medial mail rate before over stupid distinctions.  Like how is a poster of flags NOT an educational poster, which is allowed?


That sounds like our household.


Glad to know that I'm not the only one in this frame of mind.


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14 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

How long was it before she full named you? ::P:

We weren't even dating at the time. :lol:


Well, really dating. It was in my delusional 'not dating' stage. ::P: (We were dating. I just hadn't admitted it.)


The same day as the Couch Incident. (She crept onto the couch I was sleeping on - and I didn't wake up. Megan was inside my defenses.)


It stayed with me pretty well - less clear is when she learned my middle name - I honestly do not remember ever telling it to her before that incident.


The Auld Grump

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How does one tell the downstairs neighbors that they need to put padding behind their headboard? :rolleyes:


5 hours ago, redambrosia said:



I got her a rainbow tutu 

I showed my mom and she said she was “Batterina” :lol:


1 hour ago, TGP said:

I did not click on any of the links. That was my instinct. 


Nice that my instinct was correct.  ::):

COWARD!! :lol:





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7 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

My daily routine hasn't been changed to any great extent by the current orders related to the Covid-19 Virus, BUT, I am beginning to find myself mentally chafing at the enforced at home confinement.

Usually, SWMBO and I go out for dinner a couple of times a week [or more].  We are "stuck at home", and though I enjoy cooking it would be nice to have somebody else, with a different repertoire prepare a meal for us sometimes.



SWMBO and I are about the same.


6 hours ago, Marvin said:

Big-city galaxy-brains were all aflutter this morning because some imbecile at the times or somewhere put together a chart showing that people across the South (and the West, in one slightly less disingenuous bit of reportage) are still consistently traveling further than 2 miles when they leave the house. And, uh, yeah. We live in small towns and rural areas. I'm not far off the beaten path at all and I have to go a couple miles just to get to so much as a gas station. You can live in the county seat here and have to drive five miles to get to the grocery.


Some folk just don't seem to have a concept of what it's like out here in the flyover, lulz. Metropolitan transportation system are still running, and they can understand the necessity of that it seems, but they're worried how far we're driving alone in the car. Bless their hearts.

I live in a national capital city and I have to go about 3km (which is about 2 miles) to get to my closest supermarket. The only grocery store I'm aware of closer is a tiny Indian grocery store.

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I've always lived somewhere where I could walk to a grocery store.

To be fair, my definition of "could walk there" might not be yours. College dorm to grocery store was 5 miles each way and that was walkable for me. It sucked but I could walk there when I needed to. And back!


:ph34r: Uphill both ways! :lol:

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I think I'm going to need some really good primer, and possibly a bottle of Reaper's 'Scholar flesh'...  

The guy with the snow plough had scraped it down to the ice  this morning so itwas kind of slippery downhill to the parking lot where my car was... 

I fell on my back and landed on my messenger bag...  

Unfortunately, I didn't have a flimsy laptop in it(to soften the landing)... No...  

I have a 0.45L steel thermost cup. 


The good news is that the cup is still undamaged and I didn't spill a drop of tea.


The bad news is that I forgot to sweeten it this morning... 


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11 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

I've always lived somewhere where I could walk to a grocery store.

To be fair, my definition of "could walk there" might not be yours. College dorm to grocery store was 5 miles each way and that was walkable for me. It sucked but I could walk there when I needed to. And back!


:ph34r: Uphill both ways! :lol:

"College Kids" can manage a lot of things that become increasingly problematical after we hit 30-35.

And yes, the joke absolutely had to be made.


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I'm a heck of a long stronger at 30 than I was at 18-25. Don't think I'd want to walk 5 miles lugging groceries though. I can walk 5 miles in standard conditions pretty contently, but it isn't exactly efficient for time.

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I did a paint. Is kinda bland. Is also kinda bad and I feel like I ruined an amazing Hasslefree mini. But whatever. I needed to do something that wasn't video games. And I wasn't motivated enough to get on the exercise bike.


This was supposed to be my mini for the D&D game I got booted from. Is my dwarf wizard.






Won't be going back to real work until at least April 30th. Maybe I'll paint more. Maybe I'll just sleep 16 hours a day. Who knows?

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11 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

Luckily for me I'm 1) still expected to work, even at home and 2) have 3 children

So all those jobs still have to wait until I have time!


12 hours ago, TripleH said:




Luckily we're not married, we're "just" living together.


So I'll be painting the ceiling and walls in the hallway today and tomorrow..

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On 4/1/2020 at 6:55 PM, Marvin said:

I've never been able to get the drainage right, growing stuff in buckets.


We've got 40 acres and plenty of room for a serious garden, and I really ought to put some stuff out, Lord knows, but my wreck of a body makes it a struggle. broccoli ain't getting weeded lol.


Talked myself out of the chickens; too much investment for too little reward.


On 4/1/2020 at 8:02 PM, lowlylowlycook said:


When I grew tomatoes in self watering containers, I used a mixture of potting mix and bark mulch.   As for a large garden, you could use plastic sheeting but then like with the chickens, the investment might be a bit steep.


On 4/1/2020 at 8:04 PM, Cyradis said:

In CO I grew three dozen tomatoes in my front yard. Definitely needed sheeting to keep the weeds down... and even then it wasn't enough. Also made a set of trellises for them. They were on auto-waterers, and guzzled water - dry climate made that necessary. The water bill was NASTY. But I did get a gallon of tomatoes a day or more during a long picking season.



This product or one very similar to it was featured on an episode of  Ask This Old House  awhile back. Something like that maybe? For gardening in limited space or indoors? (In that second case I suppose grow lights would be needed...) The tower also contains automatic, built-in, drip irrigation. 

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