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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:02 AM

My buddy has two recliners for me, but at this point it'd be nice to have some matching furniture for once haha

Jo and I have been living together for over 5 years. We don't have matching furniture. I don't think my parents bought matching furniture until their second house. It's okay to have ugly mismatched furniture until you're done moving around. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:47 AM

Jo and I have been living together for over 5 years. We don't have matching furniture. I don't think my parents bought matching furniture until their second house. It's okay to have ugly mismatched furniture until you're done moving around. 

 

Mostly agreed, although I bought a semi-matching couch and recliner from Sam's for my first apartment and those did well for a decade. If you were closer, I'd give you my gigantic red couch in the basement since I'm (read: MrsPie) looking to get rid of it. It's the mirror image of this:

https://www.raymourf...-294931956.aspx

 

 

I know d4rk disagrees, but IKEA is a decent option for cheap furniture that'll probably survive a few moves, some of which only requires minimal assembly!



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:03 AM

Mostly agreed, although I bought a semi-matching couch and recliner from Sam's for my first apartment and those did well for a decade. If you were closer, I'd give you my gigantic red couch in the basement since I'm (read: MrsPie) looking to get rid of it. It's the mirror image of this:

https://www.raymourf...-294931956.aspx

 

 

I know d4rk disagrees, but IKEA is a decent option for cheap furniture that'll probably survive a few moves, some of which only requires minimal assembly!

I really don't hate Ikea, I just think pretty much all furniture is overpriced crap. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:25 AM

Mostly agreed, although I bought a semi-matching couch and recliner from Sam's for my first apartment and those did well for a decade. If you were closer, I'd give you my gigantic red couch in the basement since I'm (read: MrsPie) looking to get rid of it. It's the mirror image of this:
https://www.raymourf...-294931956.aspx


I know d4rk disagrees, but IKEA is a decent option for cheap furniture that'll probably survive a few moves, some of which only requires minimal assembly!

I second IKEA. It's not what you'd want in your dream home, nor is it likely to last 20 years and 4 moves. But I think it's pretty perfect for just starting out when you want something that looks nice and won't break the bank.

Separately, today I encountered road closures due to flash flooding for the first time in my life. Hooray for a 20 minute commute taking an hour!

Edited by TrueBlueGED, 13 July 2017 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

One of the more interesting benefits of my job is that the work I do takes me around the country every day (on google maps) and you get to see all sorts of interesting things. Today I'm quoting a job for the police station in Mountain Pine, Arkansas. It's a little town of what looks like mostly trailers nestled into the mountains near a lake north of Hot Springs. Next to the town are the remains of a long vacant industrial site, which is very eerie looking. I got curious about what it was and it turns out it was a Weyerhoeuser plywood mill. They closed it in 2006 and it eliminated 340 jobs (which as far as I can tell was probably every job in that town). 

I can't imagine how devastating that must have been. I wonder what that town is even like now. The median income is like 20k. That whole town is below the poverty line. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:26 PM

You oughta write a book.

 

And follow Chris Arnade on Twitter.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:45 PM

You oughta write a book.

 

And follow Chris Arnade on Twitter.

Hm. That's actually a really good idea. Good concept too.

 

I know and like Chris Arnade. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

I was cleaning my old things out of my parents house back in NY the other day. I found a treasure trove of awesomeness. I found mint condition Hess trucks, my autograph collection, including an Adam Oates and my Andre Reed that I've been looking for forever! I found old pictures, dear John letters (yeah, more than one lol) and a book of burned CDs! Awesome CDs that I haven't seen in 15 years.

Then I found my old art portfolio. It ranges from 9th to 11th grade and it's completely awesome. It's so cool to look back and see that I never had any talent for art! Haha. And I'm pretty sure I didn't use a pencil once in those 3 years. Nothing but chalk, watercolor and etchings. I'm lucky I still have both ears!

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

I was cleaning my old things out of my parents house back in NY the other day. I found a treasure trove of awesomeness. I found mint condition Hess trucks, my autograph collection, including an Adam Oates and my Andre Reed that I've been looking for forever! I found old pictures, dear John letters (yeah, more than one lol) and a book of burned CDs! Awesome CDs that I haven't seen in 15 years.

Then I found my old art portfolio. It ranges from 9th to 11th grade and it's completely awesome. It's so cool to look back and see that I never had any talent for art! Haha. And I'm pretty sure I didn't use a pencil once in those 3 years. Nothing but chalk, watercolor and etchings. I'm lucky I still have both ears!

 

Pics or shens



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

Pics or shens

Hahaha, come on man. Just let me share my embarrassment through words.

Something might go up on Twitter later.

Edited by ubkev, 13 July 2017 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:56 PM

Hahaha, come on man. Just let me share my embarrassment through words.

Something might go up on Twitter later.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:34 PM

Here ya go.

https://twitter.com/...610662025678850

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

 

I think they are quite good.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:18 AM

When a grown ass man approaches you with a hypothetical situation that you are 100% sure just occurred in an effort to tattle on someone without actually tattling. "If blah blah blah were to occur, what would happen?" But he's not gonna tell me who or when, he just wants to make a mental note because he's a psycho and he sees all of these perceived inconsistencies over the littlest crap.

You sir, are a douche of the highest order. I can only hope you were shoved into many lockers in highschool.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

Every day there's always a bee or two in the shrubs in front of my house.  This morning I stopped counting at a dozen.  I don't even know what they are, but the bees sure do love them.  In the last couple months, it was always bumble bees, but the last couple days it has switched over to the smaller bees (honeybees I assume).



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

Every day there's always a bee or two in the shrubs in front of my house.  This morning I stopped counting at a dozen.  I don't even know what they are, but the bees sure do love them.  In the last couple months, it was always bumble bees, but the last couple days it has switched over to the smaller bees (honeybees I assume).

 

Bees are incredible.

 

There is a chapter in the Qur'an dedicated to the bee.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

Bees are incredible.

 

There is a chapter in the Qur'an dedicated to the bee.

Got a link to the text online? 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:42 AM

I know a guy who keeps bees. He has his own honey and all kinds of honey flavored liquors.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:57 AM

Got a link to the text online? 

 

http://www.islam101....quran/yusufAli/

 

Above is a link to the only English interpretation that I fully trust.  It is by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, who dedicated a large portion of his life to this work (http://en.wikipedia....ullah_Yusuf_Ali)

 

The Sura (Chapter) is 16.  Like most of the Qur'an there are many topics covered in each Sura, but the name of the Sura will highlight the main focus.  The part about the Bee is only two Ayat (verses) long, but it is extremely enlightening.  The Ayat about the Bee are 68 and 69.

 

Please understand that it was well over 1,000 years after this revelation was revealed that modern man and our modern science figured out how the Bee works to make it's dwellings and navigates to the flowers and back to the hive.  How they make honey and it's health benefits.  Not to mention the 'dances' they perform and the information that they relay to the hive.

 

EDIT TO ADD:

 

A disclaimer that the above is strictly to inform.  I am not preaching, as there must be no compulsion in Religion.

 

Salam / Peace.


Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 17 July 2017 - 10:00 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:12 AM

Honeybees are awesome. I really enjoy watching them collect pollen.

Hornets, on the other hand, are ######.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:05 PM

Honeybees are awesome. I really enjoy watching them collect pollen.

Hornets, on the other hand, are ######.

 

These bushes really struggled for a while, so I take the bees as a very positive sign.  My only complaint is that I need to trim them a bit, but there's always a damn bee buzzing around.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

Anyone else having the forum 504 a lot lately?

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

Anyone else having the forum 504 a lot lately?

 

Just started working now for me.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:26 PM

We were down for about 3+ hours, maybe a lot +, I lost track.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:37 PM

Anyone else having the forum 504 a lot lately?


I haven't been able to access it on a desktop this evening at all, cell only.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

No beer at all today. My gut has been getting fat so I'm back in the gym and cutting out beer. I've been drinking tequila and a squeeze of lime on ice all night. Not sure if I'll consume more or less alcohol this way but I'll cut some calories for sure.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:50 PM

I was getting nginx error pages today. Bad gateway, error 502.

 

Since this is the random thread and we're talking numbers, when driving I'll see highway numbers that have some significance in tech and they make me chuckle. My two favorites are PA443 (The HTTP over SSL Highway) and DE404, Highway not found.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:38 PM

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide via hanging today. 



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:30 PM

Ah, the arts. Humanity’s record of our all-too-fleeting hopes and dreams, sent floating like paper lanterns into the river of time, a softly flickering message to future generations that we, too, once lived and breathed and loved. But in this benighted age, it seems like fewer and fewer of us even find time to ask the big questions art has always sought to address, much less seek to answer them in our own work. There are many causes for our ever-accelerating cultural decline—slashed education budgets, structural inequality, avocado toast—but there’s only one solution, at least on the individual level: buckling down and building the skills necessary to express oneself artistically, no matter what structural or cultural obstacles are thrown in the way by those who would bar the temple door from fear or ignorance.

-By Matthew Dessem

 

 

I say hone your craft, say what you want to say, and eat avocado toast.

 

 

Side note. Do they really call guacamole "smashed avocado" in Australia? Or are they different?



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:53 PM

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide via hanging today. 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

No beer at all today. My gut has been getting fat so I'm back in the gym and cutting out beer. I've been drinking tequila and a squeeze of lime on ice all night. Not sure if I'll consume more or less alcohol this way but I'll cut some calories for sure.

 

Unfortunately, the only way to get the weight loss you seek is to cut out the alcohol entirely (or do tons of cadio every day). It's not just the calories and carbs in the beer but the indirect cause of your body having to metabolize the alcohol as fuel first above all else that leads to weight gain.

 

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a teetotaler so take my words with a grain of salt but if you research it you'll see it's true.

 

https://www.bodybuil...om/fun/md19.htm


Edited by Saratoga Sabres Fan, 20 July 2017 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

Unfortunately, the only way to get the weight loss you seek is to cut out the alcohol entirely (or do tons of cadio every day). It's not just the calories and carbs in the beer but the indirect cause of your body having to metabolize the alcohol as fuel first above all else that leads to weight gain.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a teetotaler so take my words with a grain of salt but if you research it you'll see it's true.

https://www.bodybuil...om/fun/md19.htm

Tons of cardio? I've got that covered all day everyday. Literally. The anti beer diet was anti iT so I've altered my work day diet. My stomach growls a lot but my abs are recognizable again. We as a nation simply eat too much.
I'm not saying there's no merit to the argument that the human body will process alcohol before anything else. Im saying between Iron Working, the gym and maintaining 9 acres I burned enough calories and replenish enough with a sensible diet to enjoy some beers in the tub. I am currently doing that exact thing right now!! Lost enough weight this week to buckle my 30 waist jeans without sucking in.
Giggidy.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:43 PM

Ah, the arts. Humanity’s record of our all-too-fleeting hopes and dreams, sent floating like paper lanterns into the river of time, a softly flickering message to future generations that we, too, once lived and breathed and loved. But in this benighted age, it seems like fewer and fewer of us even find time to ask the big questions art has always sought to address, much less seek to answer them in our own work. There are many causes for our ever-accelerating cultural decline—slashed education budgets, structural inequality, avocado toast—but there’s only one solution, at least on the individual level: buckling down and building the skills necessary to express oneself artistically, no matter what structural or cultural obstacles are thrown in the way by those who would bar the temple door from fear or ignorance.

-By Matthew Dessem

 

 

I say hone your craft, say what you want to say, and eat avocado toast.

 

 

Side note. Do they really call guacamole "smashed avocado" in Australia? Or are they different?

 

Very nice.

 

 

Tons of cardio? I've got that covered all day everyday. Literally. The anti beer diet was anti iT so I've altered my work day diet. My stomach growls a lot but my abs are recognizable again. We as a nation simply eat too much.
I'm not saying there's no merit to the argument that the human body will process alcohol before anything else. Im saying between Iron Working, the gym and maintaining 9 acres I burned enough calories and replenish enough with a sensible diet to enjoy some beers in the tub. I am currently doing that exact thing right now!! Lost enough weight this week to buckle my 30 waist jeans without sucking in.
Giggidy.

 

good man.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:49 PM

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide via hanging today.


On Chris Cornell's birthday and they were friends. Very odd coincidence

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:50 AM

Annual review happening this afternoon. First one I've ever done. Anything I should be prepared for?

 

On Chris Cornell's birthday and they were friends. Very odd coincidence

Believe he performed at his funeral as well



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:20 PM

Annual review happening this afternoon. First one I've ever done. Anything I should be prepared for?

 

 

Make sure your fly is securely in the all the way up position ...  ;)   :flirt:



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:22 PM

I've chewed Trident stick gum pretty much every day since high school because I hate the feeling of food in my teeth, residual coffee flavor, etc.  They just changed their packaging, and I really didn't think I could get so upset about gum packaging, but I hate it.  The new package has 14 taller pieces of gum instead of 18 shorter sticks, so not only do I get way fewer pieces for the same price, but those pieces are also bigger than they need to be.  BOOOO.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:10 PM

I've chewed Trident stick gum pretty much every day since high school because I hate the feeling of food in my teeth, residual coffee flavor, etc.  They just changed their packaging, and I really didn't think I could get so upset about gum packaging, but I hate it.  The new package has 14 taller pieces of gum instead of 18 shorter sticks, so not only do I get way fewer pieces for the same price, but those pieces are also bigger than they need to be.  BOOOO.

apologies to the african american community if i am using the following incorrectly. but...... totally sounds like white person problems  :P



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:54 PM

apologies to the african american community if i am using the following incorrectly. but...... totally sounds like white person problems :P


Absolutely, lol.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:06 AM

Make sure your fly is securely in the all the way up position ...  ;)   :flirt:

 

I don't know.  I think he should assess whether or not the interviewer is interested before securing his fly.







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