Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
Yeah, it’s Saturday and I should still be asleep, but I’m gearing up for an early morning grocery store rush.
Happy weekend, GN!
Good Morning Sven.
A very reflective Caturday Morning, Gerbils. I awoke early after sleeping early from our Flagstaff trip. I got to thinking about all of you, and decided to go on a voyage of discovery. Looking at the comments here in the admin page, sorted by name… I guess I wanted to see who has been here over the years. A lot of the old wheelies from the other site were here from the beginning or dropped by here and there. I won’t take you though the whole voyage, I just found it nice to go through and see who all has… Read more »
OK, after calming down a bit, and taking a few deep breaths, I went over the above and corrected a few misspellings and such.
I did not delete anything no matter how embarrassing I thought it was.
Love to you both, Dv8. I’m sorry to read of the troubles you had, but glad you got through it -- and thank you for sharing. It was a helluva community back in the olden days, but thanks to Mac, Paddy, and Fatwa, they’ve kept it spinning along.
It’s hard to put into words how happy I was when I found that you were all still here. I’m sure it seemed like I came out of nowhere, but… welll…. there I was, and here I am.
dv8, I have dealt with depression on and off most of my life. I know all too well how powerful it is and how little can be done to fight it. The most distressing thing you wrote was that you feel shame about it. I wish there was something I could say to change that. I don’t think there is anyone here in this small group that does not understand it. I am just glad that you and your Gentle Lady are back with us. At times I am not able to comment much but I always follow and it… Read more »
mine too. And originally, this was Harper’s place. And my only role was to help her with the technicals when she took on a greater role in admin. I was all for her doing so and was glad I could help her at the time.
But you guys all sucked me in, and I was able to join in all the fun.
And Mac, I still have all your Christmas cards, and I hang them up every year. I think we have 4 or 5 years worth of them.
Also, It doesn’t feel like depression is beyond our control. That’s what makes it feel so shameful. You think: There’s nothing wrong with me. I’m fine. Why can’t I _______. or why don’t I just ______. I’m going through that a bit right now with streaming. I haven’t been able to make myself do it for over a month. And it’s too bad too, because it makes me feel better when I do it. Even if I don’t do anything particularly creative and just play a dumb game, it’s still helpful. People pop on the chat or discord, we talk… Read more »
Happy Caturday, GN! Our internet connection has been deteriorating the last couple of days; normally, download speeds are 65+ Mbps and uploads 12-15 Mbps. Our “new normal” is sub-20 Mbps, often slowing to a crawl. I suspect the sudden massive increase in teleworkers and telestudents is causing a similar situation nationwide. Bah! Did my usual Friday morning vittles run; Kroger, Walmart and Sprouts still had wide swaths of the store which were barren, but a bit less so than Monday. (As last Friday’s panic crowds led me to skip provisioning entirely.) Walmart, for instance, had some turlet paper, milk and… Read more »
Good morning Fatwa.
I’m glad our internet up here got a huge boost recently so we seem to be doing pretty well, bandwidth wise, although I haven’t tried streaming in a month or so.
Maybe I’ll try today and see how things go.
I guess I may have buried the lead in my first post, but in short, Thank you all, and I love you all. And I missed you all so much,
And it was all my fault.
And as bad as it was for me, it was much worse for Harper.
And I am so grateful that some of you are still here.
There’s no blame here, Dv8. Glad you and Miss Harper are back.
Well that was fun. My first real shopping trip in 10 days -- got a few staples and such, but shelves mostly still bare.
Remember this fiasco? After the worse terrorist attacks in France’s history, this is how the Obama administration showed America’s support --
Down the memory chute -- but for all the reporters criticizing Trump -- there’s a lot to criticize -- but give me a break.
“Hey…rabid Islamofascists just murdered a bunch of your citizens, so please give a warm welcome to James Taylor!!1!”
(Lurch was a shitty roadie.)
You owe me ANOTHER!! Monitor, Fatwa…
Drive-by: Before I posted my first comment this morning, I refreshed the site and was a bit surprised nobody had beaten me here. Clearly, that was not the case. Resser-fresser dodgy internet carp! Ergo, I didn’t “ignore” dv8’s long comment; I didn’t see it. My sincere apologies if any umbrage was taken; I’d never ignore a heartfelt post from any of you. Brenda and I consider you all family (the kind we like, as opposed to those we’re stuck with) and love you dearly. It’s always a delight when “wayward Gerbils” stop by TSW and I’m delighted that Harper and… Read more »
Thank you Fatwa, the feeling is mutual. I kind of noticed that you me and Sven were all posting at the same time, because when i finished my post I saw your posts there. I don’t feel like anyone is obliged to respond to anything I write, but I always enjoy all the input and output I see here. Over the years I have looked at this site here and there. I think though, that what I was most ashamed of was that I didn’t remember if I ever posted on this new site or not, I thought this morning… Read more »
H-E-B Grocery Chain Thanks Workers with Pay Raise During Coronavirus Outbreak
I think they spelled it wrong, they left off the final “E”. Those wacky joos, giving pay raises during a crisis and showin’ the world how it’s done again.
heh : ) good on those guys!!
I muttered something along those lines (Is H.E.B. short for Hebrew…) to myself for a good couple of years when we first moved here. Mostly because they were the only store in a >50mi distance that carried not only Hannukah candles, but Memorial candles as well. Yippee. Matzo, gefilte fish… :: shudder :: However, now due to the dearth of the above mentioned items, I do believe I am “The Last Jooooooo” standing SW of Brenham. I crowned myself that at Tractor Supply, if I think about it. After finishing up my order, I watched the cashier take in my… Read more »
Good one, TeX!
I’ve never understood questions like that.
“Are you a Jew?”
No, I just wear this to ward off JW’s, and unwanted invitations to revival meetings..
No, I wear this for self-defense. I found a cross wasn’t stabby enough and doesn’t throw worth a darn.
No, I’m a Mason of the First Temple.
I hope I’ll be able to misappropriate the “stabby” option some day. 😉
Wow, looks like I picked the right day to find my way home!
dv8. Thank you. Just thank you.
For the moment I’m entirely at a loss for words … so I’m going to echo Mac, Sven and Fatwa’s heartfelt comments for now.
Love y’all -- because you ARE the family I’ve chosen.
YES! Good to see you, X! Welcome back!
X_LA!!!!!!! WoW!!! I just got through reading a number of your old comments. Wow. So nice to see you!!!
… and how in the world did you happen to be here today of all days?!
:: side-eyes Sven, Fatwa, Paddy and Mac ::
The above have been nudging me to “come visit” a little, and I woke up this morning thinking it was a really good idea.
What an understatement!
The Gerbil horde in action.
That’s a Rabbit like nudge by the way. It could move boulders.
Now if only you could Rabbit nudge RaBbiT.
(Harper fell asleep just a little while before your post, TeX, I tried to tell her you had posted today, but she was just kinda talkin’ in her sleep.
did she wake up for a minute post this and go back to sleep? I never saw her stir.
I think that’s one of her magical powers.
Happy Descriptive Owl Caturday, Gerbil Nation! Good morning, Sven, dv8, Fatwa, Mac, Harper, and TeX!!!111!!!eleventy!!!! This has been quite the read-through, this morning, and I had to pause more than once to reflect, and to wipe the moisture from my eyes (must be all that spring pollen). dv8 -- thank you for sharing. There is no need to apologize -- we all have our struggles and I know that all y’all have helped me through mine. You and Harper are loved and cherished -- whether you can post here, or not. TeX -- it’s wonderful to see you here, today!… Read more »
Thanks Paddy! As always, good to see you. I have felt for a long while I wanted to get that all off my chest… so… there you are….
To Jerry Atrick: If you were to get this site Brave Certified, you could get some money for the hosting. I don’t know if that sounds like too much of a project, I’m not the expert in it, but it sounds like it would be pretty easy.
If you were Certified, then when people use the Brave browser (a chrome fork) to go to the wheel, you’d get some BAT (basic attention token) crypto for it.
I just got back from a grocery run. I heard that a local Persian market had rice, pasta, fruits, and veggies, so I ventured out. It’s a small market, but everyone -- customers included -- was very friendly and courteous as we navigated the narrow aisles. I wasn’t able to get everything, so I stopped by Trader Joe’s. I got back in my car when I saw they had a line to get in. So I stopped by the Ralph’s on my way home -- they also had a line. Next stop, Smart & Final -- yep, another line. I… Read more »
We had friends over for dinner last night, in contravention of Gov. Nuisance’s orders. It was a wonderful time and something we all needed. I’m used to the isolation of working at home, but I can feel the stress it’s putting on the rest of the family.
I see that the numbers of those tested for the Chinese virus and the number of people dying from the Chinese virus are both going up. And I came up with a simple solution -- stop testing.
Brings to mind an argument I often heard for socialized medicine, that the child mortality rate was lower in countries with government controlled healthcare. What they missed or ignored was that those countries did not try to save many babies we do here. They counted them as stillborn and dumped them. It helps the child death stats but a lot of babies die that would be saved here. Same thing in gun control and crime. I read that one reason UK crime rates look so good is the way they are counted. Here if I rob five banks that is… Read more »
It’s so wonderful to see you here! Nice beans for everyone! I’m so happy, this is a wonderful place…
Thank you for keeping Teh Wheel spinning, Jerrie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ve done a good thing here, Sir.
OK, I’m going to try and get some sleep. Early to rise means early to bed.
Good night wheelies : )
And clearly, I haven’t had enough naps today! Goodnight, Gentle Mac. Goodnight, Wheelizens.
I leave the place in your capable hands.
Good night, Harper and dv8! Rest well, tomorrow’s another day.