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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum

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17 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

Heaven help me, I've ordered a banjo.

Shades of Kermit!

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This looks appetizing, doesn't it?IMG_20201026_190959434.thumb.jpg.6797666729a0457e18d1a801f3981bc4.jpg

 

5 minutes earlier it looked like thisIMG_20201026_190334101.thumb.jpg.80975b80229bc94ebfb3fbae470bd61a.jpg

 

That is a beautiful melange of pear, orange, pineapple, lemon, raisins, butter, cloves, allspice and cinnamon that in 10 hours or so will be my mam maws mincemeat.

 

I haven't had any in over 20 years. I hope it lives up to the memory....

Yes, this is what I needed the oranges for earlier. I had everything else, I wanted it bad enough to put my pants on and brave the maskless masses for them

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3 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

ok... so small vent....  Just received my grocery delivery.  They normally text me about substitutions so I can decline them, and they did about one item. Then went and made 4 more without notifying me and giving me a chance to decline them..  They substituted the flavor of the cat food I ordered (minor but I think we can live with it.) but the one that got me to log in and try to contact them was they substituted grapefruit for oranges? (What?  how is that the same).
Then the jewels....  they substituted shredded parmesan for nothing.  I did not order any cheese at all, and nothing was missing from my order that they could have substituted it for. Don't worry, it was on the receipt as a substitution, but it doesn't tell you for what.
And had it not been for all the other things being wrong I might not have logged in and checked the receipt to show that they were showing another mystery substitution for nothing I ordered, sugar free coffeemate...  Which I ALSO did not receive.
Had to sit on hold for almost half an hour to talk to someone to get it fixed.....

Mine today totally forgot to deliver the milk they picked up, and delivered broken eggs.  Was expecting a bit of a fight from Instacart, but it was an instant refund for both items.  I still have to go out and actually buy the milk now, but still.

 

I definitely have to agree though, hate it when they make substitutions or changes without letting you know, and then the company is all "well, what's the problem?" and my reply is "this is why I have substitutions picked out, with additional instructions of 'if you can't find either, just refund the line' ".  I'm not going to make a shopper go through all the options AND all of the ingredients.  I had one protest when I actually declined substitutions that didn't make sense, and one was one we don't bring into the house due to allergies.

 

3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I've never been particularly impressed with grocery pick up services. It might be faster, but I'd rather just go in and do it myself.

I prefer doing such too, but I've pretty much no choice myself.  It's either that or walk on an injured leg, and hope I don't slip on ice on the way back - or get hit by a driver that isn't paying attention to pedestrians.

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16 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Do you own a rocking chair?

GEM

He will soon... he will soon.

next comes the porch sitting and the plucking.

before you know it, the truck is on cement blocks, the fridge is in the front yard and the couch is on the porch!

::P:

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45 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

Heaven help me, I've ordered a banjo.

Some may argue it wasn't Heaven that was involved.

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Wootlety woot scoot! What a great night it is.

 

I'm loving grocery pickup. Selection indeed isn't as good, but I ain't had to go inside Wal*Mart (or Kroger) in over six months, and that's pretty noice.

 

Tried to play the banjo once but lacked the necessary fingers.

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I didn't understand at all when I was a kid watching it, but Gates McFadden was far and away the most beautiful woman on TNG.

 

Also, she's a couple years older than my mom and still looks like a million bucks.

 

Also also, Data is the same age! Why is the android aging?!

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Supper tonight was good enough for picture sharing. Tamale enchilada pie. Something my wife dreamed up this afternoon. Turned out better than we expected. Although we got a little impatient and probably pulled it out of the oven a few minutes too soon. Still great.

 

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Also, we tapped a keg of oatmeal stout to go with it. It's my wife's first beer and I have to admit, I'm kind of jealous. It turned out way better than my first beer. I'd like to say it's because she's brewed with me a couple times, but yeah, it's just too awesome for me to go taking any credit. Went down too fast to get a picture of. I'll get one to share another time. 

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3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

I just thought it was 2020 acting up again.  I don't think this year needs any special incentive to be an elfhole, I think that is just the normal state and any good weather is just 2020 trying to lure you into a false sense of confidence

 

It's been rainy, grey, and cold this last week, which I've been enjoying, having been denied such by the Menards weather wizards for so long. However, while snow on Halloween itself is not unheard of around here, the general vibe attached to today's, as well as the timing give the impression that this was a disgruntled show of force by the Great Pumpkin* and not the 2020 thoughtform. (enough people have blamed 2020 for things that by now a sizable thoughtform is likely running about.)

 

*The fact the snow melted early on is proof of this as well. The Great Pumpkin isn't the angriest of deities and sometimes has trouble with extended wrath. Also I was talking quite a bit more than usual today, so the hot air from that may have had an effect on the melt speed...

 

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1 hour ago, Marvin said:

I didn't understand at all when I was a kid watching it, but Gates McFadden was far and away the most beautiful woman on TNG.

 

Also, she's a couple years older than my mom and still looks like a million bucks.

 

Also also, Data is the same age! Why is the android aging?!

He's not getting older, he's just programmed that way.

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13 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:
1 hour ago, Marvin said:

Also also, Data is the same age! Why is the android aging?!

He's not getting older, he's just programmed that way.

So what's your explanation for Angel getting fatter on Buffy and Angel?

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4 minutes ago, sumbloke said:
19 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:
1 hour ago, Marvin said:

Also also, Data is the same age! Why is the android aging?!

He's not getting older, he's just programmed that way.

So what's your explanation for Angel getting fatter on Buffy and Angel?

 

Corpse bloat?

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7 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

So what's your explanation for Angel getting fatter on Buffy and Angel?

A clever ruse to make vampires start underestimating her. You'll notice that her staking skills didn't diminish.

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32 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

So what's your explanation for Angel getting fatter on Buffy and Angel?

 

The vampires that broadened were also the vampires that had largely stopped feeding on humans. Years of pigs blood goes straight to the gut.

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