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by magdalen77
Tue May 23, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: Ireland
Replies: 57
Views: 1534

Re: Ireland

When I go to Eire I'll probably hang out in the West. Most of my ancestors were from County Mayo (or Galway or Roscommon due to shifting borders). I still think they should give me Irish citizenship since I'm related to half of County Mayo. Granted the relationship is 4 or so generations back, but l...
by magdalen77
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: So, umm ... who's coming to the March for Science in our nation's capital?
Replies: 47
Views: 1356

Re: So, umm ... who's coming to the March for Science in our nation's capital?

I can't make it, but a bunch of people from my agency will be there.
by magdalen77
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Good places for retired persons to resettle
Replies: 170
Views: 11009

Re: Good places for retired persons to resettle

Foggy wrote:Hay, we have a few sane people! :fingerwag:
Well, I know there's Wifehorn and you and Doc and Mrs. C.
by magdalen77
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Good places for retired persons to resettle
Replies: 170
Views: 11009

Re: Good places for retired persons to resettle

If North Calicaki got sane maybe I could convince the man to move there. Maybe somewhere in the mountains where it doesn't get so hot in the summer.
by magdalen77
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Good places for retired persons to resettle
Replies: 170
Views: 11009

Re: Good places for retired persons to resettle

I keep thinking of places like Ecuador or maybe Panama with PG or Mexico with Addie, but realistically I'd be lucky if I could persuade the man to move out of Pennsylvania. I'd really like somewhere like Ireland, but they want you to have way more assets than the man and I will have even with my lum...
by magdalen77
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 21787
Views: 732735

Re: Hijack this thread

Volkonski wrote:
magdalen77 wrote: Geez, Volky, send the kitty cats after them. :thor:
This is Texas. The roaches are bigger than the cats. ;)
List of more reasons not to go to Texas:

1. 12 lb cockroaches.
by magdalen77
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 21787
Views: 732735

Re: Hijack this thread

Volky - does my guest room have a separate entrance to the patio? Is the margarita bar close by? Just asking. :daydream: I thought your guest room was at his place in Long Guyland. Currently working on getting the Texas cockroaches under control in the guestroom. Some of the larger ones have barric...
by magdalen77
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 21787
Views: 732735

Re: Hijack this thread

Sterngard Friegen wrote:Volky - does my guest room have a separate entrance to the patio? Is the margarita bar close by?

Just asking. :daydream:
I thought your guest room was at his place in Long Guyland.
by magdalen77
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: People freaking out for no apparent reason
Replies: 26
Views: 1177

Re: Restaurant freak out in Santa Monica

I think I saw her in the Waffle House here about 3:00 am. She was sitting with William, who was in his crossing guard vest and carrying his toilet seat. He's looking for a "womangirlsingle" to marry. Maybe she's met her match. Obvious question; What were YOU doing in the Waffle House at 3:00 AM? :l...
by magdalen77
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Mapping the American Working Class
Replies: 52
Views: 1806

Re: Mapping the American Working Class

now it's mainly apartments leased on an annual basis, requiring an application form (for which they charge a fee), then you have pass a credit check, background check, and be able to pay upfront the first and last month's rent, plus a security deposit. Most Americans simply haven't got that much ca...
by magdalen77
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Florida Man
Replies: 594
Views: 38267

Re: Florida Man

I recall an article that tried to make this an issue of social justice rather than quackery/scammery. The argument was that the very poor and desperate - especially transfolk - have no other way to make their bodies fit their identities than to go to quacks, because we don't provide free/subsidized...
by magdalen77
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Shit List
Replies: 33
Views: 1546

Re: Trump's Shit List

Addie wrote:Oooh, yeah. The Jersey Devil could make quick work of the bastids. :dance:

GMTA!! :-D
by magdalen77
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Shit List
Replies: 33
Views: 1546

Re: Trump's Shit List

The country would be better off if Bannon and Miller were to disappear into the Pine Barrens. I am not sure who would take their place and not confident it would be an improvement. I would also put Ryan into the Pine Barrens with an instruction to reread Ayn Rand as an adult. Yes, give them all to ...
by magdalen77
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork
Replies: 1330
Views: 70649

Re: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork

I was calling him "the mighty butter knife", "the mighty play doh knife" and then, "the mighty broken spork". The spork comment seemed to work and people started calling him Sporky, and the title was then changed. I took a wander through memory lane yesterday (around when you first used the Mighty ...
by magdalen77
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2397
Views: 95821

Re: Recipes!

RoadScholar wrote:"..harvesting sells?"
Someone needs an editor. It was the first thing I noticed and when I notice something so obviously stupid I have a hard time trusting anything the writer says.
by magdalen77
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Unions & Labor Issues
Topic: Robot Replacement of Human Workers
Replies: 61
Views: 1969

Re: Robot Replacement of Human Workers

More and more restaurants now have touch screen ordering and paying reducing the need for wait staff. http://www.ziosk.com/ IMHO And it cuts into their tips. Why pay full service for only half service? It also pretty much puts the tip on the plastic VISA where it's reported to the IRS and allows ma...
by magdalen77
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 21787
Views: 732735

Re: Hijack this thread

I'm with RS on peroxide. Bubbles out any junk in the wound and disinfects. Afterwards, apply neosporin. That's what the cat groomer said for me to use. The reason K.K. bit me was because we'd been shaving her for about a hour and she was through. This was right after Daddy went into the nursing hom...
by magdalen77
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 21787
Views: 732735

Re: Hijack this thread

"A strange dog bit me somewhere across town. He ran off afterward. I didn't see that he was with an owner; he may have been a stray." Of course, they'd want to give you rabies shots. Never mind. Some folks disagree, but I swear by peroxide and I've had a pretty good number of injuries. When my cat ...
by magdalen77
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 21787
Views: 732735

Re: Hijack this thread

Can you go to urgent care? IDK what story you could tell. When my cat bit me I just told them that and I ended up with two letters from two different health departments (one in my home county where I got treated at the urgent care and one from the county where the bit occurred upstate). IDK if it's ...
by magdalen77
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 2382

Re: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles

The couple of times they've activated on me it felt like the car was taking control away from me. Though that just might be my overly grumpy and paranoid perception.
by magdalen77
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Allan Evans, King of England
Replies: 38
Views: 1023

Re: Allan Evans, King of England

maydijo wrote:I dibs Empress of the Holy Roman Empire!
I was Queen of the World, but I retired.
by magdalen77
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fogbow Arts and Crafts Club
Replies: 406
Views: 13056

Re: Fogbow Arts and Crafts Club

I like the one with the red-orange and fuchsia pattern. So pretty. Thanks, Mags! I made that one for my sister -- it's Kaffe Fossett's "chrysanthemum" fabric. When my sister picks things out for herself, she always picks very conservative, and dark colors. But she grows cut flowers in her business....
by magdalen77
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 2382

Re: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles

I hate those anti-lock brakes especially in the snow. I want to be able to pump my own brakes and not have a dumb machine decide. Actually ABS brakes are not just mindlessly pumping your brakes. They monitor wheel rotation speed and modulate the brake pressure to each wheel independently to keep th...
by magdalen77
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 2382

Re: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles

I hate those anti-lock brakes especially in the snow. I want to be able to pump my own brakes and not have a dumb machine decide. Me, too! It took me a long time to get used to NOT pumping them. And then if I drive the other car I get all confuzeled all over again. And it's lovely to hear from some...
by magdalen77
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 2382

Re: Self Driving Cars/Vehicles

...have you read Heinlein's A Door Into Summer ? I think that it illustrates the attitudes she was talking about (the hero is a robotics pioneer who becomes involved with a time-travel conundrum). Good story too. also. Slightly OT - this is one of my very favorite books (I've lost count of the numb...

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