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#29981 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 03:05 PM

I'm really sad and angry.

A fluffle of rabbits have settled in on my street. Often times I would see them going about their rabbit business on my yard (and the neighbors' yards next and across from me). They had their own little rabbit shire. So much so that a cat from the neighborhood was stalking my yard looking out of curiosity. I chased him off, but he looked more like one of those wussy house cats who wouldn't know what to do if he happened to catch one of these rabbits.

Now to the sad and angry part. While leaving this morning, just past my neighbor to the west, one of the rabbits was smashed dead on the street from being run over. This is a residential neighborhood, so the speed limit is 25 mph. Some asshole must have been speeding down my street, not paying attention, or intentionally hit the rabbit. Unbelievable.
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Posted 16 July 2021 - 03:14 PM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostEmperorMagus, on 16 July 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 15 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

Dickhead kids.

Still got a scaffold up side of the house we're chasing to have down. On two occasions last night had kids either swinging off it or climbing up (probably to about 25 feet high in the latter example).

If I catch them up there again then I'm having coppers over. Mislike having to resort to something I don't trust but chances are one of these little twats will Darwin themselves otherwise.





Man ... I hope you have general liability insurance.


The builder / scaffolder does, but it wouldn't be my responsibility if kids were to hurt themselves trespassing up it - I've notified police and their response when they came over was as long as we're on at builder chasing it regularly there's nowt else we can do as the homeowners.


I know of two instances where scaffold left up and accessible was used for break in smash n grab.
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#29983 User is offline   Puck 

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 10:04 PM

Watching the aftermath (and some of the still ongoing) flooding nearby... My gosh... We were lucky af, the rains went right over our little valley, and the neighbouring towns were swimming and without electricity yesterday but the water's mostly gone back down to the river courses now, overall (though still high). It's armaggedon just a bit further west and south, with dams either on the edge of breaking or actually cracking.

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#29984 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 07:11 AM

View PostAbyss, on 16 July 2021 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostEmperorMagus, on 16 July 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 15 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

Dickhead kids.

Still got a scaffold up side of the house we're chasing to have down. On two occasions last night had kids either swinging off it or climbing up (probably to about 25 feet high in the latter example).

If I catch them up there again then I'm having coppers over. Mislike having to resort to something I don't trust but chances are one of these little twats will Darwin themselves otherwise.





Man ... I hope you have general liability insurance.


The builder / scaffolder does, but it wouldn't be my responsibility if kids were to hurt themselves trespassing up it - I've notified police and their response when they came over was as long as we're on at builder chasing it regularly there's nowt else we can do as the homeowners.


I know of two instances where scaffold left up and accessible was used for break in smash n grab.


That's another worry. We got woken up at 1:15am by kids banging on it, went outside and they'd gone but they'd been beating on the scaffold with a sheared off trolley handle. Had to get on phone to police twice in three days over this shit and I'm getting likely to smack these dickheads with the business end of my shovel at this rate.
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#29985 User is offline   EmperorMagus 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 07:18 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 17 July 2021 - 07:11 AM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 16 July 2021 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostEmperorMagus, on 16 July 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 15 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

Dickhead kids.

Still got a scaffold up side of the house we're chasing to have down. On two occasions last night had kids either swinging off it or climbing up (probably to about 25 feet high in the latter example).

If I catch them up there again then I'm having coppers over. Mislike having to resort to something I don't trust but chances are one of these little twats will Darwin themselves otherwise.





Man ... I hope you have general liability insurance.


The builder / scaffolder does, but it wouldn't be my responsibility if kids were to hurt themselves trespassing up it - I've notified police and their response when they came over was as long as we're on at builder chasing it regularly there's nowt else we can do as the homeowners.


I know of two instances where scaffold left up and accessible was used for break in smash n grab.


That's another worry. We got woken up at 1:15am by kids banging on it, went outside and they'd gone but they'd been beating on the scaffold with a sheared off trolley handle. Had to get on phone to police twice in three days over this shit and I'm getting likely to smack these dickheads with the business end of my shovel at this rate.


I've seen a case where kids stole a car, crashed it, and their parents sued to the mechanic shop that'd left the keys in the car for negligence. If it's your house this scaffolding is up on I would not be surprised if whoever hurts themselves on it tries to sue you. After all, idiocy has no upper bounds.


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#29986 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 09:01 AM

View PostPuck, on 16 July 2021 - 10:04 PM, said:

Watching the aftermath (and some of the still ongoing) flooding nearby... My gosh... We were lucky af, the rains went right over our little valley, and the neighbouring towns were swimming and without electricity yesterday but the water's mostly gone back down to the river courses now, overall (though still high). It's armaggedon just a bit further west and south, with dams either on the edge of breaking or actually cracking.

Oh man I've been watching the news about this, glad you're ok!
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#29987 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 11:21 AM

View PostEmperorMagus, on 17 July 2021 - 07:18 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 17 July 2021 - 07:11 AM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 16 July 2021 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 16 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostEmperorMagus, on 16 July 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 15 July 2021 - 07:50 AM, said:

Dickhead kids.

Still got a scaffold up side of the house we're chasing to have down. On two occasions last night had kids either swinging off it or climbing up (probably to about 25 feet high in the latter example).

If I catch them up there again then I'm having coppers over. Mislike having to resort to something I don't trust but chances are one of these little twats will Darwin themselves otherwise.





Man ... I hope you have general liability insurance.


The builder / scaffolder does, but it wouldn't be my responsibility if kids were to hurt themselves trespassing up it - I've notified police and their response when they came over was as long as we're on at builder chasing it regularly there's nowt else we can do as the homeowners.


I know of two instances where scaffold left up and accessible was used for break in smash n grab.


That's another worry. We got woken up at 1:15am by kids banging on it, went outside and they'd gone but they'd been beating on the scaffold with a sheared off trolley handle. Had to get on phone to police twice in three days over this shit and I'm getting likely to smack these dickheads with the business end of my shovel at this rate.


I've seen a case where kids stole a car, crashed it, and their parents sued to the mechanic shop that'd left the keys in the car for negligence. If it's your house this scaffolding is up on I would not be surprised if whoever hurts themselves on it tries to sue you. After all, idiocy has no upper bounds.



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#29988 User is offline   Tsundoku 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 01:31 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 17 July 2021 - 09:01 AM, said:

View PostPuck, on 16 July 2021 - 10:04 PM, said:

Watching the aftermath (and some of the still ongoing) flooding nearby... My gosh... We were lucky af, the rains went right over our little valley, and the neighbouring towns were swimming and without electricity yesterday but the water's mostly gone back down to the river courses now, overall (though still high). It's armaggedon just a bit further west and south, with dams either on the edge of breaking or actually cracking.

Oh man I've been watching the news about this, glad you're ok!


Yes it's been all over the news here too. Amazing, awful scenes. Looks like the landscape has been seriously changed in some places, lots of buildimgs lost.
Glad you are OK Puck.

Also seen video of wildfires in the western USA. After the heatwaves and drought I'm not surprised.
I hope it doesn't get as bad as a few years ago. I also hope the only good thing about the drought is less fuel to burn.
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#29989 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 02:14 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 17 July 2021 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostTiste Simeon, on 17 July 2021 - 09:01 AM, said:

View PostPuck, on 16 July 2021 - 10:04 PM, said:

Watching the aftermath (and some of the still ongoing) flooding nearby... My gosh... We were lucky af, the rains went right over our little valley, and the neighbouring towns were swimming and without electricity yesterday but the water's mostly gone back down to the river courses now, overall (though still high). It's armaggedon just a bit further west and south, with dams either on the edge of breaking or actually cracking.

Oh man I've been watching the news about this, glad you're ok!


Yes it's been all over the news here too. Amazing, awful scenes. Looks like the landscape has been seriously changed in some places, lots of buildimgs lost.
Glad you are OK Puck.

Also seen video of wildfires in the western USA. After the heatwaves and drought I'm not surprised.
I hope it doesn't get as bad as a few years ago. I also hope the only good thing about the drought is less fuel to burn.


From a few weeks ago:

'"Lytton is gone": wildfire tears through village after record-breaking heat


Officials had little time to issue evacuation orders while dry conditions make suppressing wildfires in Canada impossible


After three days of unrelenting heat, the people in the British Columbia village of Lytton were hoping for a modest respite.
Temperatures which had shattered longstanding national records – at one point reaching a blistering 49.6C (121.28F) – eased slightly on Wednesday, raising hopes that the worst was over.

The fire was in the town and consuming buildings so quickly that residents weren't given advance notice to evacuate. [...]

Residents saw the thick black smoke filling the valley, grabbed what they could, and escaped. Within hours, most of the buildings had been consumed by flames.'
https://www.theguard...columbia-canada

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#29990 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 03:36 PM

View Postamphibian, on 14 July 2021 - 10:02 PM, said:

This is my favorite vegetarian meal by a wide stretch and it's easy to cook too. https://cooking.nyti...vocado-and-lime

Swiss chard shakshuka with no tomatoes and plenty of egg + cheese.

Making me register and login to see the recipe?

Can you copy and paste it out? Wife keen to try
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Posted 18 July 2021 - 12:20 AM

Youngest flooded the toilet after a poo and decided to let me find it on my own.
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#29992 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:39 PM

Was pretty fond of this tattoo on my calf:

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... in part because it reminds me of a Zen Buddhist ensō crossed with a Daoist ink painting dragon (Zhuangzi dreamed he was a...).

Wasn't sure how many people would consider this cultural misappropriation, or what to say to the small minority who might demand an explanation of why it isn't. So after spending a while reading about the significance of tattoos in Japanese, Chinese, East Asian, and Asian-American cultures, and contemplating the arguments against it, I decided I should do more to research the cultural significance of it, and discovered... it's a How to Train Your Dragon tattoo:


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I had been perplexed as to why the name of the tattoo was 'Fury'. It's a 'Night Fury' dragon. Despite being a series of children's books / movies, the description isn't so bad: 'The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself. Never engage this dragon. Your only chance: Hide and pray it does not find you.'

... thankfully it's just a temporary tattoo. It (or at least the large) also comes with a separate temporary tattoo of a human figure upside-down, which I assumed symbolized the death of the self or of humanity or something, but is probably a character from How to Train Your Dragon:

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I might substitute a cat....

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#29993 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:00 PM

Has there ever been a study that examines the use of loud cursing when you injure yourself (and whether it is effective or not)?

Asking because this morning I clipped my pinky toe perfectly on the edge of one of the dining chairs in the kitchen. I yelled so many curse words... so many, and it made me feel better. I think the pain would have been worse if I would have just clammed up and not had that outburst. So, is there anything to that?
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:44 AM

Ghosting piece of dogshit contractors.
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:10 AM

View PostGust Hubb, on 18 July 2021 - 12:20 AM, said:

Youngest flooded the toilet after a poo and decided to let me find it on my own.


Experiential learning... it's fun for parents too!

View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 21 July 2021 - 08:39 PM, said:

Was pretty fond of this tattoo on my calf:.... it's a How to Train Your Dragon tattoo:

I had been perplexed as to why the name of the tattoo was 'Fury'. It's a 'Night Fury' dragon. Despite being a series of children's books / movies, the description isn't so bad: 'The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself. Never engage this dragon. Your only chance: Hide and pray it does not find you.'

... thankfully it's just a temporary tattoo. It (or at least the large) also comes with a separate temporary tattoo of a human figure upside-down, which I assumed symbolized the death of the self or of humanity or something, but is probably a character from How to Train Your Dragon:

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Yep...

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Ghosting piece of dogshit contractors.


Just had this happen too.
His loss, every contractor i've been happy with has ended up doing the same/similar work for at least three of my neighbors.
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#29996 User is offline   Briar King 

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:58 AM

They are doing 4 of us right here. Problems started really happening after the freeze in February like I feared would happened. They chased the $ into the fresh disaster and we’ve had a lack of crew in area since. They have quite a few “touch ups” to do here as well as fix a large portion of the new roof(ugh¡¡) and I’m beyond sick of the “yeah we re going to fix it all.” Motherfuckers ain’t been here in 2 months and insurance has already paid them. They haven’t left area and are still working on other houses but they don’t come next door to us at all anymore. We have to go there to get told the above bullshit. Something tells me we are going to have to hire a 2nd crew to fix their fuck ups.

I hope our contractors on here don’t do this to their customers.

I hated getting out of state ers incase this shit happened and sure nuff it’s coming to pass it feels/looks like. We were to fucked up to wait for swamped local crews. We tried and it just wasn’t happening when it still hell on earth here.

This post has been edited by Briar King: 22 July 2021 - 04:11 AM

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 07:45 PM

Dang, time sure does fly, we are on the back half of Summer - I saw "Back to School" commercials last evening.
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:05 PM

When a book with 800 pages has almost halve of the pages missing from in between page 600 and 650. Contacted the bookstore where I bought it during our vacation back in June and a local partner of them has ordered a new copy for me. This could take a halve or a whole week though so I had to put the book away.

Picked up the God is not willing, but it isn't getting me yet :/

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 10:40 PM

Ever had a shot in y’all’s roof of mouth? That was wicked unfun.
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:17 PM

View PostMacros, on 17 July 2021 - 03:36 PM, said:

View Postamphibian, on 14 July 2021 - 10:02 PM, said:

This is my favorite vegetarian meal by a wide stretch and it's easy to cook too. https://cooking.nyti...vocado-and-lime

Swiss chard shakshuka with no tomatoes and plenty of egg + cheese.

Making me register and login to see the recipe?

Can you copy and paste it out? Wife keen to try

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 large bunch/1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated and chopped (about 9 cups)
½ teaspoon salt, plus more as needed
⅓ cup half-and-half or heavy cream
8 large eggs
¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more as needed
3 ounces cotija cheese or queso fresco, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
1 avocado, sliced, for serving
1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced, for serving
Chopped cilantro, for serving
Smoked hot sauce, for serving
Corn tortillas, toasted, for serving
1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving

Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until softening, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 5 minutes more.

Raise the heat to medium-high, add the chard stems, and cook to release some liquid, 5 minutes. Add the chard leaves, in batches, adding more as they wilt, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until completely wilted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pour in the half-and-half and stir loosely together.

Make eight small hollows in the cooked chard with the back of a spoon. Gently crack an egg into each hollow. Cover with a lid or foil and cook on medium-low until the eggs are just set, but still soft, about 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the lid, sprinkle with salt, pepper, cotija, avocado, jalapeño and cilantro. Serve with smoked hot sauce, toasted tortillas and lime wedges.

Tip

Some cast-iron skillets come with a matching lid, which is useful for making the skillet operate a bit like a mini stove-top oven, cooking evenly and basting the food with flavor and steam. If you don’t have one, use a lid from another pan, or two layers of thick foil, folded at the center and large enough to cover your pan.

(This is amphibian talking now - the exact cheese isn't that critical, the salty flavor of it helps with the tacos made from it, so you can modify with any dairy and a bitta salt)
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