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6 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 I think you meant "conscious"... Trust me, dividing your conscience from your thoughts is a good recipe for bad things. Being a high-functioning sociopath isn't as easy as it looks.

 

 

Yeah, it's that "high-functioning" part that takes work...

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Lovely, went outside to spray primer on model parts, only to come back to the garage is full of bees. There was one buzzing around earlier as I was working on said model, but now it's a whole herd of them! I don't want to kill them, so I guess the garage is theirs till they decide to move on. Hopefully that means soon, so I can close the door!!

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4 minutes ago, haldir said:

Lovely, went outside to spray primer on model parts, only to come back to the garage is full of bees. There was one buzzing around earlier as I was working on said model, but now it's a whole herd of them! I don't want to kill them, so I guess the garage is theirs till they decide to move on. Hopefully that means soon, so I can close the door!!


If they grow in numbers, like hundreds or even thousands, you’ve got a swarm. There will be a queen in there somewhere, if so. Local beekeepers groups might come out and get them for free.
 

If it isn’t a swarm, you might have something in there sweet they’re after, or a source of water. Both have been in short supply here, but not sure in your neck of the woods. 

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4 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

For those that can't get enough Pumpkin Spice in their life... Canadians are getting a treat from Kraft. That's right pumpkin spice KD... 

 

No, that's not purple, or meant to be. 

 

Pumpkin Spice Kingdom Death?

 

I...I...I...do not know how to process this.

 

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Yes, I figured out you meant Kraft Dinner, but Kingdom Death was there first...and wouldn't leave.

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18 minutes ago, Pegazus said:


If they grow in numbers, like hundreds or even thousands, you’ve got a swarm. There will be a queen in there somewhere, if so. Local beekeepers groups might come out and get them for free.
 

If it isn’t a swarm, you might have something in there sweet they’re after, or a source of water. Both have been in short supply here, but not sure in your neck of the woods. 

 

Well they are swarming around our recycle cans, so I'm sure they are wanting the leftover sodas & other sweets left over. 

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My calves are officially fat-less. Everything else is still medically considered well marbled.

 

Today is day 1 low carb and my wife already says I sound like an angry miserable foil of myself.

 

Am I doing it right?

 

 

For the smuggled dullcote, I think I am going to have to figure out how my colleague got a box shipped to him. But if anyone is bringing some by Airdrie, Alberta I know a guy who needs many.

 

That guy is me.

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I ended up using Sir Guy Malagent - retired villain of the old school, as a talking head to get the PCs up to date with what is going on.

My 'problem player' was also very helpful - and filled people in on Big Blue.

 

He also found the idea that the club was trying to recruit Big Blue as a 'retired villain' hilarious.

 

Good times, good times. ::):

 

The Auld Grump - I did have the 'problem player' change one thing in his summer write up - the Deputy Medical Examiner is well aware that he helped talk her boss down from turning dark, and would not have complained.

 

So, we created sergeant in the other shift to be his nemesis instead.

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30 minutes ago, Adept Legacy said:

My calves are officially fat-less. Everything else is still medically considered well marbled.

 

Today is day 1 low carb and my wife already says I sound like an angry miserable foil of myself.

 

Am I doing it right?

 

 

For the smuggled dullcote, I think I am going to have to figure out how my colleague got a box shipped to him. But if anyone is bringing some by Airdrie, Alberta I know a guy who needs many.

 

That guy is me.

 

Some people take really well to low carb. Some don't. Give it two (unruly) weeks and see what happens. If it's right for you you'll feel better, if it isn't then you'll get all itchy and/or you'll stay all mad. Also, keto flu is often a salt loss issue and tends to be mitigated by extra salt, bacon in the morning tends to help.

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5 hours ago, TripleH said:

 

The same fools that rolled out Mac N Cheese in the various Cheetos flavors?

Little known fact. Mac N Cheese is one of the four recognized Canadian food groups.

 

The other three being maple syrup, doughnut holes, and poutine.

 

1 hour ago, Adept Legacy said:

Today is day 1 low carb and my wife already says I sound like an angry miserable foil of myself.

 

Am I doing it right?

Considering that the high-carb Canadian food groups are no-nos, being angry and miserable is to be expected.

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Sir Cyr took a while of being grumpy on no carb then ended up feeling good on it. However, he had horrid death-breath from the ketosis.

 

Not sure how well a veggie no-carb thing would go (pondering for myself). Can definitely do a better-carb thing.... but none? That would be horrid. Glad I can kinda slam as many carbs as I'm inclined to do in the first place. Then again, lentils and avocados are kinda rad, and with those you nail the protein and fat sooooo.... maybe?

 

NAH. I'm keeping my veggie burgers on buns and whatnot. May need to switch things up if Sir Cyr goes low/no carb again though, because he eats MY food, and I need my glorious carbs and always have. The real hit to me would be my breakfast toast. He likes to steal my breakfast bread, and my breakfast bread is my daily dose of saturated fat via butter (too much saturated fat is bad, too little is bad for brain). I guess I could switch to fried eggs... more protein is good....

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16 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Little known fact. Mac N Cheese is one of the four recognized Canadian food groups.

 

The other three being maple syrup, doughnut holes, and poutine.

 

Considering that the high-carb Canadian food groups are no-nos, being angry and miserable is to be expected.

 

Reading this made me think about this skit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TnWIICkBeE

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Brain weasels ahead

 

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My older cat (18 or 19 years old) has been dehydrated. We've been taking her once a week to the vet for a while to get fluids in her. Well the vet decided she needs more fluids than they can give her in one go. So we've been instructed to give her subcutaneous fluids twice a week. Tonight was supposed to be the first night. We rigged up the bag of fluids on a hanger and hung the bag from our ceiling light so gravity could do most of the work. Well...getting the needle in was harder than expected. The first try it didn't go in at all and we got saline all over the cat, she's not too miffed by this but she is still wet. Then the second time it may have gone in but not deep enough and fluids didn't go in that time either. So we stopped so we wouldn't traumatize the cat and are going to look up videos on how to do it (I dunno why that didn't occur to us sooner). So Friday we try again. It perks her up quite a bit so it's worth it I just don't want to hurt her in the process.

 

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2 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Brain weasels ahead

 

 

Had to do that with one of my older cats years ago. It does help, once you get the hang of it. Mine didn't seem to mind. 

 

22 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

 

Not sure how well a veggie no-carb thing would go (pondering for myself). Can definitely do a better-carb thing.... but none? That would be horrid. Glad I can kinda slam as many carbs as I'm inclined to do in the first place. Then again, lentils and avocados are kinda rad, and with those you nail the protein and fat sooooo.... maybe?

 

Veggies are carbs, and are the basis of most of the keto/low carb diets out there, though it is the meat that often get emphasized in the media.  You can usually eat as much of the green leafy and veggie stuff as you want.  Not sure about lentils, but cheese, eggs, and tofu are all low carb proteins. 

 

1 hour ago, Adept Legacy said:

Today is day 1 low carb and my wife already says I sound like an angry miserable foil of myself.

 

Am I doing it right?

 

You can expect to feel like crap for anywhere from two days to a week before the ketosis kicks in. 

 

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3 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Brain weasels ahead

 

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My older cat (18 or 19 years old) has been dehydrated. We've been taking her once a week to the vet for a while to get fluids in her. Well the vet decided she needs more fluids than they can give her in one go. So we've been instructed to give her subcutaneous fluids twice a week. Tonight was supposed to be the first night. We rigged up the bag of fluids on a hanger and hung the bag from our ceiling light so gravity could do most of the work. Well...getting the needle in was harder than expected. The first try it didn't go in at all and we got saline all over the cat, she's not too miffed by this but she is still wet. Then the second time it may have gone in but not deep enough and fluids didn't go in that time either. So we stopped so we wouldn't traumatize the cat and are going to look up videos on how to do it (I dunno why that didn't occur to us sooner). So Friday we try again. It perks her up quite a bit so it's worth it I just don't want to hurt her in the process.

 

 

That's rough. The one time I tried to give my dog a shot I wussed out. Despite growing up on a farm and all I am just not cut out for that sort of thing.

 

. . .

 

I have bad animal news: The wiener came home from the vet today, but just for the night. His bladder won't let him pee anymore. Wife wanted to say goodbye, and they're taking him back in in the morning. Pretty bummed. She's feeding him good things and loving on him.

 

Wife's doing well with the 'rona tho. Saw the doctor today, and, despite feeling a little rougher this weekend, x-ray was clear of pneumonia now. Looks like she's turned the corner.

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