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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Aaah…algebra. One of two math classes in Jr. H.S. which -- by virtue of being taught poorly -- convinced me I was an innumerate mouth breather. Could have really used Khan Academy back then…

Mrs. Paddy has a very favorable opinion of her new boss at this point

Glad to read that; hope it stays that way.

I, too, am working on shedding excess poundage. Decided “slow and steady” was the best method for me so I’ve tipped my eating in an Atkins-y direction by lowering my intake of carbs and sugar without completely eliminating them. And reduced my overall intake enough that I feel “full” sooner.

Been working okay for me so far, as I have no hard goal of “losing X pounds by a particular date”. And the temptations to binge have been largely avoided. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gonna schlep out to visit MamaK today; wish she didn’t live so far out, but ya do what ya gotta do.

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Be vigilant; this dog has sworn to destroy Caturday:

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Good morning, GN! Looks like we all have a few pounds to shed. Sad. Atkins-lite and fasting -- good tips and I thank you.

Going to take in Ted Nugent tonight -- been a couple of years since we last saw him, so looking forward to it -- need a non-PC musical fix badly.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

Happy Caturday (now guarded by a puppeh), Gerbil Nation!
Good day, Fatwa, and Sven!

Mrs. Paddy and I are going to see Chicago next week. Not quite Nugent, but hopefully non-PC.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Chicago did some good stuff back in the olden days -- several original band members left?

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

I believe Rabert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, and Walter Parazaider are still with Chicago.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

I feel more and more that I’m living in a country that is hard to recognize. This is from an opinion piece about painting over the George Washington mural in CA high school:

“Perhaps, one day, artists will create murals of our shame along the border, pulling children from their parents and locking them in terrifying, unhealthy prisons. I hope there are many such artworks. But those who get to stay in the United States shouldn’t be stuck having to live with the images of this awful moment haunting them every day in the place where they are trying to fit in.”

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article232846267.html#storylink=hpdigest_opinion

It’s a perspective that I just don’t get.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Mac

You should be very proud of your efforts, Mac! BTW, I’ve made Harper’s paleo bread on many occasions, it’s good!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Thanks, Mac. The common theme seems to be reducing/eliminating carbs.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Well, I’ve been somewhat productive today. Set up a new wireless router. After much research, went with a tp-link AC1750. So far, everything seems to working. What isn’t working is my right eye. I had surgery almost two months ago and my vision was blurry for a few weeks as anticipated. Then it got better, then it got blurry again, then better for a few days and now blurry again. Blurriness to the point of double vision out of that eye. I do see the doctor again next week, but this is most annoying.

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

That sucks, Sven -- the eye, not the router, although having to procure a new router is never fun. I hope the doctor can help you get your vision back to normal.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

He did say that it could take 2-3 months and my own research confirmed that, but what’s really annoying is it gets better than it gets worse. I would have thought there would be a normal healing progression from sucko to OK.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

I think I mentioned that about 8 weeks back, Jack Tatum came home with some major head injuries. It looked like his head had gotten stuck in something or something had bit him up pretty good. No other injuries on his body, all his teeth and gums were intact, and no broken claws. Not sure at all what he had been up to, but we kept working on his wounds and he healed up fine. He does have a vet appt next week for shots and we’ll have him looked at to make sure.

What’s weird though is this more or less feral cat that mostly considered us his place to sleep and eat, has turned affectionate. He used to disappear for 3-4 days routinely and spend most of his time outdoors, but now he’s decided to be a lap cat. He’s also developed that annoying head butt rub on your leg thing and really oddly, he’s interested in playing. He follows Mrs Sven around the house and has gotten really vocal about things.

It’s odd.

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

Cats -- who can understand them?
Probably Mac.