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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum

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Things accomplished today, got a covid test, cut the spare bits off a lot of sprues to save space, built a weird servitor conversion, made bagels. 

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2 hours ago, ShadowRaven said:

this is why I don't understand how you people with pets can keep doing it. It hurts so much watching them age, and eventually pass on. I don't think I could ever do that again, even though sometimes I do wish I had a furry friend to take companionship and comfort with. 

 

I've always had 1d4 feline overlords with the occasional dog as well and I wouldn't trade the memories of them for anything in the world. Some have only stayed with us for a little while before they passed on and some have lived to venerable old ages, but every single one was a little bright shining soul that enriched my life immeasurably. From Marquis who could stop my migraines by leaning against my head and purring like a V8 engine, to Bandit who was the best sleeping shoulder kitteh ever (record was 9 hours!), to Mr Mo who guarded my painting desk from the other cats to our current bunch of miscreants, I'm glad I got to share my time with all of them. Heck, one of them was responsible for keeping me going during the worst part of my life when all I wanted to do was give up, so I can probably add life saving to their skill list. 

 

That said, absolutely nothing is forever and I'll happily take what time I have with my pets because the love that they give you is worth everything.

Even if they wake you up at 5.30am on your days off, looking at you Diva :ph34r:

 

 

@Sylverthorne I am so sorry about Ms Cat, please take at least a little comfort in knowing that you gave her an awesome life. 

 

@SparrowMarie Sorry that I missed your inital post about your kittehs condition. Cats with kidney problems are prone to UTIs, but specialist foods can help, is there way you can try that with your little one?

 

@Glitterwolf, hope Brutus feels better soon!

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There is a set of books that written by Cynthia Rylant:

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I have never read or received Cat Heaven, but I received Dog Heaven mysteriously in the mail a few days after Abby passed away. It had no information on the sender, and no one I asked admitted to sending it. But it helped deal with the loss of Abby, and we send a copy to friends who are dealing with loss. I can only imagine the other book might provide similar help for feline companions.

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3 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

older dogs

 

My first dog was a 12 year-old beagle that...looked at me...at an SPCA stand we hadn't intended to walk past.  Old dogs are awesome and he was my Good Boy for two more years until cancer finally took him.

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7 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

I want to know how Grump, doing the exact same things, with the exact same AeroPress can make make a so much better cup of coffee than I can. Other than the way he adds things. He adds a dash of things that make each cup unique, but my adding a dash of those same things just doesn't do it. I swear, he can add black pepper, and it makes the coffee taste better. Black. Pepper. <_<

 

It's amazing what changing just a bit in how you brew can bring out something so very much so different. 

 

I keep meaning to use my AeroPress but I'm still waiting on the knee to fully recover before I put it through the regular rotational motions grinding coffee would put in it. 

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1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

 Sorry that I missed your inital post about your kittehs condition. Cats with kidney problems are prone to UTIs, but specialist foods can help, is there way you can try that with your little one?

 

She's already on a prescription diet. Hoping if it's anything and she wasn't just being...a cat, it's something simple to treat.

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Wow, just got back and caught up on the last 4 pages. @ManvsMini tell the grinder person to grind their coffee the night before. Sorry to hear of beloved pets' leaving and causing worries. I thought my Battletech KS was arriving Friday, but when we got home, it turned out to be some smaller parts that I had ordered from the Ender6 KS. We got more stuff moved and installed at the new house.

I told Lady C that I had decided on being cremated once I die. She told me I have an appointment next Tuesday...

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5 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

I like dogs more than I like most humans. They should be given longer lives.

I am sure you meant the dogs . . .

 

 

5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I have a bad feeling this time, hope I'm wrong.

Hoping with you. I like Brutus.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Titled "A Ball That will P.O. Artists":

 

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Or physics majors....

 

That made me wince.

(It can be done though - making the shadowed side a brighter color than the lit side, shading between.)

 

 

 

The Auld Grump

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54 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

(It can be done though - making the shadowed side a brighter color than the lit side, shading between.)

Might be easier to just paint a shadow spot on the floor/table . . . whatever the ball is sitting on.

Meanwhile, how are we going to take the crayons away from Pezler?

He is getting up to chromatic mischief.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Corsair said:

Wow, just got back and caught up on the last 4 pages. @ManvsMini tell the grinder person to grind their coffee the night before.

The biggest problem with this is unfortunately the coffee will go stale in such a state, and lose a good amount of its flavour.  Hand grinder is a much more appropriate solution - still get the benefits and taste (well, mainly taste) of freshly ground coffee, and, well, no loud motor and burr noises waking people up. 

 

A good hand grinder is cheaper than most decent coffee brewers, and a great hand grinder is cheaper than most decent electric grinders... They also work anywhere you can get hot water too, because they don't need power! 

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