Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Discofan

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    My grandmother had an old wives remedy for a cold: A small glass of beer in which she dunked a red hot poker. That was back when we had coal stoves which were always equipped with a poker. I don't know if it was effective but I liked the taste of it, so I pretended that it was.:D

    Don't get any ideas, it was only one small glass and that's it.
     
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  2. Butters

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    Wonder what happened to our poker. The one in my parental home, not seen it since gas was installed in 1986. My mother made it in metalwork class at school. I hope it’s somewhere.
     
  3. Avro Arrow

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    Humidex is calculated using a mathematical formula based on air temperature and dew point. So it *is* technically hard data.
     
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  4. Gary Mitchell

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    The theme song from Ghostbusters establishes who I should call in the case of a ghostly emergency but doesn't include a hint of contact information.
     
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  5. oberth

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    just in case [​IMG]

     
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  6. Discofan

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    LOL. In Discovery's "Vaulting Ambitions", when Michael says "Aren't you afraid of a ghost?", I couldn't help but hear the Ghostbusters' song.:D
     
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  7. Mrs. Silvercrest

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    I feel bad right now. We just got back from a family vacation reunion, it is a yearly thing, with my husband's family. One member and his wife brought their dog again, 3rd time I know of, and this dog is scary and bites. It did bite two people this time. I didn't know about the first bite only the 2nd one. And the person got bit because he reached for and hugged the wife in front of the dog. I didn't see this happen, but later I said the dog was seeing the person as a threat that was trying to hug. Later I found out about another bite and this was more random. So the last day of the trip, I think some people were feeling from my comment I approved of the dog or was defending the action. I wasn't really. I was trying to point out the dog was a guard type dog and saw the trailer as it's home. And any person as a threat to that. I don't think this is the right dog to bring on a family thing with kids. And I had to past that dog to get to where I was sleeping every day and the dog was not watched or tied up very often. My husband and I just put up with it. But I felt I couldn't say anything, didn't want to cause trouble, you know a family thing. But I was afraid the whole time and glad when they left. I like the people okay but couldn't talk much or get near them because of the dog. I don't blame the dog for being who it is though. They should just leave the dog in the care of someone the dog trusts at home. I feel though that now I misspoke about "definding" the dog. I love animals. Anyway, this has been on my mind for days and days. I am not that close to this side of my husband's family and so that didn't help. I don't think they are that fond of me anyway, just nothing in common, it is okay. But I didn't want to make it worst, you know? Anyone else ever have a misunderstanding like this with their in-law's family?
     
  8. Aragorn

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    @Mrs. Silvercrest

    At some big family event, I saw the host family's dog attack a kid, requiring a trip to the ER for stitches. Now the girl was lying on the floor next to the dog and when she moved, the dog reacted to her hair. I'm the only one who saw this. No one else believed me.

    But these weren't my family members so I have no idea what happened next between the two sides, but the dog wasn't put down.
     
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  9. Discofan

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    The only time of the day when outside is livable is in the middle of the night. So I have started going on nocturnal strolls. I am thinking of installing my bed in the cellar...
     
  10. Gary Mitchell

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    I'm hoping that tomorrow will be a better day.
     
  11. Delta Vega

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    Next door to Area 50 mate
     
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  12. Discofan

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    Remember that the present is a veil between anticipation and horror!
     
  13. Gary Mitchell

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    Luckily today is good...no horror.
     
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  14. Discofan

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    Today is a good day to di... ve in a swimming pool!!!:D
     
  15. Delta Vega

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    I'm thinking of having steak pie and chips

    In fact I'm no longer thinking of it, the oven is warming and I'm in steak pie anticipation mode

    Yummy
     
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  16. oberth

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    you got air condition?
     
  17. Aragorn

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    I can't believe how awful of a show Another Life is. It makes Falling Skies look like The Wire. But it does fit with Netflix's quantity over quality business model.
     
  18. Discofan

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    Wow! I haven't seen one episode of one of these series. I am assuming these are series.
     
  19. Aragorn

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    Firefox keeps asking me to download f.txt everytime I come here. Is it the site? Is it the browser?
     
  20. oberth

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    i use firefox, i come here a lot and i never seen it - you may want to go on a virus hunt