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Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

50% off candy day greetings!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

I hate hate hate DST, both the start and the end. As a protest, I changed my clocks at 5pm yesterday. Which makes me both sad and ineffective!
We received a ree-Dick-ulous offer on the house yesterday. They offered $12,500 under the asking price, BUT only if it appraised at $15,500 OVER the asking price plus closing costs, then replace the pool tiles and not close until 2 months from now! Totally insulting. Bob the realtor wants to counter at “forget the appraisal & maybe knock off a few thousand”. My response “not no, but Hell NO !” Bob thinks the couple are flippers, but idiots for telling us what they think they can get out of it. He sounded just as angry on the phone as we were when he told us. On the other hand, he thinks there may be a couple of other offers coming up soon. This has thrown BW into a little turmoil of emotion, but we are weathering it ok. I mean, I know there is give & take in fixing a price, but this “offer” was just insane!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Hi Rabbit--good luck with the continuing negotiations--hope it sells soon and that BW and you are both doing OK.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Paddy,
I’m glad you found the leak & fixed it.
How is it going with the other house and brother problem?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Today is Mrs Sven’s birthday--taking her and her family out to brunch in a few hours.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Hey, Sven .Congrats on Mrs. Sven’s new car

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Great- a new car & a birthday dinner.
She is lucky to have you!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

We are in another twilight day here. No sun at all yesterday, but no rain, either.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Laundry calls
See ya later
(POO-f)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Yes, she’s raking it in this year, Rabbit. I just hope it doesn’t start a trend!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Laundry calls on this end too. With all the OT I’ve been doing, housework and such is hard to get to.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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First o’ November greetin’s, GN

Hai, RabBeet and Sven!

RabBeet --

Don’t blame you for being vexed by that offer on TMP; I suspect you’re correct about the prospective buyers.

Sven --

Happy Birfday to Mrs. Sven!

Fatwa — does the kid being transgender have any impact on your opinion?

Not without having my own sense of who the kid is, Paddy.

That’s not a “weasel response”. While I believe there’s a small number of people who legitimately suffer from gender dysphoria, it is also my belief that a very large number of people who claim to have it are simply seeking attention and/or using it as a bludgeon. Having a feel for which side the young person in question comes down on would impact my opinion. (Hope that makes sense.)

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Addendum(b):

Paddy --

Glad you found the leak…especially given the potential “Godzilla El Niño conditions.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

A blessed Sabbath Gerbil Nation!
“For all the saints, who from their labors rest” -- let us remember our own “Saints of Light” -- those who have served as guides and mentors. Absent from the Body, present with the Lord.

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

:: sigh ::
I’m using the excuse that because the laundry hamper is out on the screenporch, I can’t do laundry yet.
I haven’t had to actually vocalize my excuse yet, but I’m sure it’ll sound twice as dumb out loud.

Rabbit …
I recall one of the first offers we got on our house -- we’d already decided we’d never entertain anything from that realtor when she showed up (with 5 minutes notice), pointed at Kobe and Rosie and said, “Get those animals out of here”.
Pound sand, lady.
The offer she gave us was $30K under asking. Pound sand².

At this point in time, it would barely register on my personal outrageometer. (As there are far more outrageous things occurring everyday in our fabulous modern age.)

Personal assessment: Sort of a dick move. Since I don’t know the kid, I’ll leave it right there.

I’m in between. Don’t know the kid, don’t know his level of awareness of history. Better than a passing understanding, he *might* get a pass. And the rest of what Fatwa said.

Feels a little like my attitude with which necklace I’m wearing -- whether it’s the Star of David or my AA necklace.

I was told by a Joooooooooooo-ish Houston couple (at a gun show!) that I was brave to wear the Star, especially out here in the country. But the Baptists are really sweet when they’re telling you about Communion and the concept of “open table” at their churches. When the Fire Chief gets rolling on that topic, all I can think is, “Well, bless his heart…”

The AA necklace is a little more of an “in your face” thing. I’ve got one friend who has *fifty years* in the program, and I’m one of four people who know. It’s THAT much of a stigma.

Honestly, the black drag queens who work at McDonald’s have an easier time.
So much cognitive dissonance.

Happy Birfday to Mrs. Sven, and glad you found the leak, Paddy!

And with all that, back to the couch to futz with macrame. Cinna-nom-nom-nom rolls anyone?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sad “heh”:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Back from church, checking out the progress on the house, and stopping by Target for some necessities (mainly cat food).
Hai to RabBiT, TeX, Sven, and Fatwa!

RabBiT -- the house is progressing, although with a few hiccoughs along the way. It’s supposed to go on the market on Saturday. I wish we were just down to the typical punch-list of fixing ‘holidays’, final cleaning, and staging, but there’s a bit more than that left and I know how all the little details can take much more time than you think. No problems with my brother at the moment. I expect that will come when the first offer is received or the house is on the market longer than 30 days.

Sven -- please pass on to Mrs. Sven my wishes for a very happy birthday.

Fatwa -- I know I can count on you to never give a weasel response. I don’t get the sense that this young person is truly gender dysphoric, but rather has seen some messed-up relationship behavior by her mom and oldest sister.

TeX -- I guess I just don’t get why anyone would get bent out of shape because someone doesn’t practice your religion, or is proud of their fight against addiction. I guess that’s just my Dad rubbing off on me.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

I wonder who the Oakland Raiders are playing today?
Hmmm…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Heh. We are playing the Jets and we might just win.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Nicely done, Mr Admin, but it aint over yet. I’m nervous.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

We are up by 14, Jets have the ball, and about a minute to play. And I am still nervous.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Raiders knocked out Jets QB, Fitzpatrick, and have now knocked down Geno Smith. Play is stopped.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Thanks for the bday wishes for Mrs Sven.Passing them on.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Raiders win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4-3, baby.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hey, your Raiders are already doing better than last year and tied with 2012 and 2013!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Former Sen. Fred Thompson passed away today. He was only 73 -- a recurrence of lymphoma.