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X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

I have one question: What is wrong with you people?!

It’s just a little after six in the morning, and that thought and the ensuing commentary is going to stick with me all day!
:: snicker ::
A lot of times that’s our raison d’être here, isn’t it?
:: shakes head ::
Then again, there’s no finer group of people than y’all: my family.
So, *mwah!* y’all.

Paddy’s audio *almost* inspired me to fire up the laptop and give it a try. Almost. Nevertheless, well said, sir.

Well, the turkey’s undergoing it’s final step (soaking up the brine) before it hits the oven tomorrow, and this afternoon, barring any nucking futzballs at Wal-Mart or H.E.B. I should have the rest of the little things I need to keep us in sammiches and other variations on the turkey theme through the weekend.

I am really interested to see what happens with Tess, the “Hungriest Dog in the World”. The aroma alone is gonna drive her nuts. Getting the bird OUT of the oven may be a challenge.

And then the Carnival of Chaos™ (shopping) starting tomorrow. I swear, I’m better get some really, really, REALLY good naps to offset that madness.
Harumph.

Hopefully more later. My happiest place to work evar isn’t expecting a lot out of me today, and I aim not to disappoint them.
🙂

Coffee anyone?

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago
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Audio commentMorning Greetings

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Audio comment
Why does my comment box say audio comment.
Warning: Do not go to last night’s thread. You will hear me talking to myself with an idiotic accent, or my normal voice.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

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I will wait until later to get BW to show me which button to mash. I kept trying to record & the little box told me to stop recording before commenting, but the little red line kept moving.
Oh, and thanks Jerrie, for Teh Wheel and the new features.
I can guarantee that when I figure out how to work it, you will regret it. Ha!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Happy Turkey Day Eve Day, GN!

Mornin’, TeX and RabBeet!

What is wrong with you people?!

[jackiemason]

After more than nine years, you have to ask?

[/jackiemason]

…the ensuing commentary is going to stick with me all day!

So long as that’s all that’s sticking to you.

*Ba dum bum*

RabBeet --

Good luck with your button-mashing; hope to “hear” from you soon! 🙂

Paddy and Mac --

The comments you made after DisappointedInUsK’s cracked me up this morning; lurved teh soundboard.

I got nothin’ else; BBL.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

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Yesterday was a fun-filled trip of taking ZS to her section 8 housing appt. It was held in the auditorium of a former elementary school in the projects. There were 100 applicants that showed up after 400 letters were sent out-from applications filed in 2011. The presentation lasted about an hour, mostly explaining forms & where to sign & getting documents copied. Really it wasn’t bad at all. So she will now wait for the call to go into a one-on-one meeting. They said could be a week or a month.
Before I left the house, she called BW & asked for “one” cigarette & “a cup of coffee”. Oh, and of course the stupid inhaler. BW was caught off guard by the bizarre request & said “sure”. Which royally ticked me off. So she put together a bag with a pack of cigarettes, a can of international coffee & the inhaler. Then she started rummaging through the cabinets looking for our over the counter meds. I let her give them an old unopened box of nicotine patches, but I took the coffee can out & replaced it with about 6 single serve coffee envelopes that we use when we go to hotels.
I really thought that yesterday would be the last time I was stick taking her anywhere, but I will take her to the next meeting. I am beyond DONE with them.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

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BW’s therapist said the other day that family is an accident of birth. It’s who you choose to love & care about in your life that is your real family. That without the tag of “family” people would not let themselves be treated badly by others. It’s a tough lesson when the reality of what people say & do don’t match up and you have to let go of ideas that others don’t feel about you the way you think they do.
So, yeah, I choose BW & my son and Good Nephew & his wife & son as my family. And all the Gerbils as my family, too.

Seeyalater!
(P00-f)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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RabBeet --

As ever, you are a Good Gerbil; how you’ve put up with so much carp from un-chosen “family” is amazing to me.

It’s who you choose to love & care about in your life that is your real family.

Yep. I am very fortunate my folks embraced that philosophy; I grew up with a wonderfully quirky, fun, funny and extraordinarily diverse (especially for the ’60s & early ’70s) “extended family”.

Anybody who was adjudged to be a decent human being was a good candidate. If they were also “fun” -- by our odd definition -- they were shoo-ins.

(One of the highest compliments Dad could pay to anyone was to declare, “That [insert name here] is such a nice, sick fuck…and that’s just how we like ’em!”)

I’m thankful for that upbringing…and for all of you too.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

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Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

Wanna see some gross pictures of ol’ Jerry?

I knew you would.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy T-Day minus one, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, TeX, RabBiT, and Fatwa!

RabBiT -- ditto what Fatwa said! I also love your audio comment!
Hint: to keep all of your posts from saying “Audio Comment”, just delete the phrase “Audio Comment” before typing.

TeX -- I’m glad we could provide you with your “thought for the day”. We aim to please.

And Jerrry! Sneaked in when I was RabBiT-typing! It’s nice to see you, sir! I’m sure your home will be filled with the wonderful smells of Thanksgiving (plus a few other not-so-wonderful scents) and will be decorated to the nines.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

Hey Paddy, I hope all is well in the O’Furnijur household. I’m going to my neighbors this year for Thanksgiving. Here are some pictures from last year when I ended up spending Thanksgiving alone! (stupid family!!!):

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

I put off using the chemo until two weeks ago, ’cause summer. Since I started every pre-cancer and cancer has turned red on its way to dying a slow death via those cells not being able to regenerate. I knew I had a lot of pre-cancers -- I didn’t know that I AM a pre-cancer! Behold the majesty of Jerry.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Criminy, Jerry…I hope the chemo does its job sooner rather than later.

You and I appear to have similarly, ah, distinguished eyebrows. 🙂

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Earlier today, I decided to try using the mic in my tablet to record an audio comment. Saw I needed to install Flash on the tablet. However, Adobe stopped supporting Flash on Android devices. Researched a workaround, got an archived Android-compatible version of Flash installed on the tablet, accessed this site and found it was too old a version of Flash to work here.

It then dawned upon me to try pairing my Bluetooth headset with my Mac. Which, after sufficient button-mashing, Sahill -- our in-house technical support guy -- was sort of able to get working.

We will continue working diligently to provide an excellent customer service experience. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Har!

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Thoughts and prayers, Jerry. And blessings to Rabbit and BW for all they’ve done and been through.

I’m free!!!!!!!!!!!!! For 5 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
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Yay, Sven!
And the raccoons rejoiced!

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Thanks, Paddy. I sure could use a break. Even though it is by far the happiest place to work evah, I somehow had a bad day there and surprised myself by delivering a good stiff forearm shot to a wall which resulted in a “talking to” about workplace decorum.

I will never make it as a WalMart greeter and must revise my retirement plans accordingly.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
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I will never make it as a WalMart greeter and must revise my retirement plans accordingly.

I had a great-uncle in Alabama who took that job in his 80’s. He’d greet everyone with “y’all want a buggy?”. The store manager wasn’t happy. He was supposed to say “Welcome to Wal-mart. Can I get you a cart?” At other times, the manager would go looking for Uncle O.C., only to find him out back, sitting on a stack of pallets, smoking. Manager: “Why aren’t you inside?”
O.C. : “Cuz y’all won’t let me smoke inside.”
M: “Get back inside!”
OC: “Okay” shuffles off with cigarette in mouth
M: “Put out that cigarette!”
OC: “Well make up your mind! Can I smoke inside or not?”
M: “No!”
OC: climbs back up on pallets, continues smoking

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

“That without the tag of “family” people would not let themselves be treated badly by others.” This really is a good insight.