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Old 07-08-2019, 07:36 PM   #8481
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Agreed about the zoo, though I've never actually seen any of the Cowtown museums. I do love the DMA, the various mueums and aquarium in Fair Park, and especially the Arboritum. So beautiful. My first experience seeing Cats was at the Fair Park theater, also my second viewing of Phantom (the first was on Broadway at the Majestic!) so I'm a bit partial to that particular theater.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:46 PM   #8482
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Royal Farms' rewards sign up would have to be my most hated thing of the day.

Have an uncle staying with us for a while. He doesn't drive, but we have a Royal Farms within reasonable walking distance so he likes taking a walk sometimes and get himself a soda or whatever.

So he got one of the rewards cards, but of course that can't be done in store, it has to be done online (or via an app). So he asked me to get him signed up since he isn't overly computer savvy.

Of course, the thing keeps telling me something in the info I entered is invalid, but will it tell me WHAT is? Of course not.

God knows how many times I've typed and retyped and tried new passwords thinking maybe it wants a certain mix of characters or whatever, along with retrying the "last 9 digits" of the rewards card number. (Does the last number off by itself count or does it want only the subsequent ones before it??)

At this point I suspect the issue may be the phone number and the FAQ seems to vaguely allude to that. But if you can't use the same number for more than one card that is incredibly stupid. I don't care how common cell phones are, they still haven't entirely replaced the concept of a regular home phone number that multiple family members use. Ugh. And since my uncle gave up his cell phone a while ago, I guess I can't sign him up for this until he gets around to getting that back. And if he doesn't, I guess he's out of luck?

God forbid an old guy in his 60s want a rewards card for a place he shops at without having a cell phone. Grr.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:10 PM   #8483
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Ugh, I feel you. Had a similar issue trying to set up an account with Ticketmaster recently to order concert tix. It kept telling me that I couldn't order them on my device (WTF??!!) for no apparent reason. Had to backtrack four different times and keep editing my info before it FINALLY let me complete the order!

As for my own gear grind atm, that would be the return of "shark week". Not the awesome Discovery Channel programming, but the OTHER one. Spent all day going between minor discomfort and gut-wrenching pain, along with severe backaches, bloating, fatigue, insomnia (going on three nights worth now), gas, headaches, anemia, irritability, and hot flashes. Yay. So over this crap, that I actually considered looking up youtube for videos of diy hysterectomies. 'Cause I'd perform one on myself in a heartbeat, if it meant never having to deal with this again. And I DID do pretty well in anatomy back in school, so pretty sure I could figure it out. Just need some local anesthetic and medical dissolving thread.....
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:53 PM   #8484
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Dang, girl, what's left but to turn inside out, too?

Makes me grateful that mine has generally been pretty tame compared to what some people go through.



Grind... Neighbor I've known forever, since she and her son moved in back when he and I were both pretty little, ended up in the hospital and it doesn't look too good. Lifelong smoker who already had part of a lung removed years ago from cancer now has tumors on her spine and had been dealing with pain for quite a while...
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #8485
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Today's just been a big emotional rut day, but a big part of it for sure is just feeling like nothing's moving forward in my life when I desperately need it to.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:35 PM   #8486
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Dole fruit cups. Damn those things.

When are these things going to be given a straw like Capri Sun so you don't have to spill it on your hands and/or lap just trying to get the darn thing open?

Always try to open it just slightly and sip some of the juice out first, but even that doesn't always work. Such as today.


Side note... the new "Bubble Fruit" cups are interesting.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:32 PM   #8487
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My debit card vanished and I have no idea where it went. Couldn't have been stolen, since I haven't gone anywhere recently where that could be a possibility
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:16 PM   #8488
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The fey took it..... Thieving little imps.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:09 AM   #8489
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We spent 4 hours and $600 at a vet with a cat that we thought injured himself badly...


Turns out he has an ACL strain. So he's on pain meds and limited jumping activity. Other than that, he's perfectly fine.

It only took 4 hours because there were REAL emergencies going down.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:27 AM   #8490
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The fey took it..... Thieving little imps.
You're not supposed to speak ill of the Good People. . .
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:43 PM   #8491
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Took a dry run to go find a store I will cover next week while my supervisor and the woman who normally does that store are both away.

So first there was the person who turned out of a nearby neighborhood, coming from the opposite direction, who apparently decided to immediately stop paying attention and was half in my lane. (Let me guess... phone? ) Luckily they looked up and realized before I had to try to swerve out of the way.

THEN. When we came up on the store I was going to, sooner than expected and wasn't easy to see beyond some trees, I suddenly realized I needed to hop over into the short right hand turn lane. Was half moving over when I had to break quick after seeing some car in my side mirror coming up really fast and went flying by like a bat out of hell IN that turn lane BUT then flew through the intersection. WTF. So glad I caught sight of that car in my mirror and the a**hole didn't hit me.

I don't even recall if the light had turned red, though I assume it probably had and his intention was to run it via that turn lane. People like that really kind of deserve to go flip their car one of these days... Wonder if it's possible to suggest an intersection that needs a camera.



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Grind... Neighbor I've known forever, since she and her son moved in back when he and I were both pretty little, ended up in the hospital and it doesn't look too good.
Was put on hospice only a couple days ago, but passed away today. She really did not waste any time on that quick decline, but I guess at least she won't lay there suffering for months or anything.

Seems she'd done that darn reverse mortgage, so hoping her son can manage to somehow keep the house.

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Old 08-03-2019, 08:26 PM   #8492
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Little ****ing ants. This summer my room as been plagued with those assholes. They are always crawling on my bed. I don't eat in my room we got traps all around but thy still come.

I often wondered if its cause i got two figures of Ant-man on display I kid.

I can't wait till summer is over so they piss off and leave.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:37 PM   #8493
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Ohhh I can understand that.

Fortunately it has only been a couple instances, but likewise the bed issue. Both times it was late and I wanted to go to bed only to find ants parading across the foot of my bed, having found something appealing in a small wastebasket on the opposite side, and leaving me to fight with them for a while to try to get them to go away and get the hint that the party is over so I can actually go to bed.

And what do you do? It's not like Raid or whatever is a valid answer when it's where you sleep.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:11 PM   #8494
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Ohhh I can understand that.

Fortunately it has only been a couple instances, but likewise the bed issue. Both times it was late and I wanted to go to bed only to find ants parading across the foot of my bed, having found something appealing in a small wastebasket on the opposite side, and leaving me to fight with them for a while to try to get them to go away and get the hint that the party is over so I can actually go to bed.

And what do you do? It's not like Raid or whatever is a valid answer when it's where you sleep.
I have raid traps under my bed under the bed structure but I don't think they are going for it.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:54 AM   #8495
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Yeah, we tried those Raid traps now and then over the years in the kitchen, right where they were coming in, and the vast majority of ants always ignored them.

Have you tried diatomaceous earth? I use the Safer Brand on some outdoor plants, but this one is also indoor safe to use for ants and other insect pests. Isn't an immediate killer, but dusted around where they will come into contact with it might help. (Supposedly the stuff is harmless to people and pets if ingested, but avoid inhaling any when using it or cleaning up.)
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:37 PM   #8496
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Yeah, we tried those Raid traps now and then over the years in the kitchen, right where they were coming in, and the vast majority of ants always ignored them.

Have you tried diatomaceous earth? I use the Safer Brand on some outdoor plants, but this one is also indoor safe to use for ants and other insect pests. Isn't an immediate killer, but dusted around where they will come into contact with it might help. (Supposedly the stuff is harmless to people and pets if ingested, but avoid inhaling any when using it or cleaning up.)

Yes! It desicates bugs of any kind, essentially sucking all the moisture from their bodies and dehydrating them to husks. Used that stuff to put an end to a persistant bed bug issue, since the little f**kers can't develop an immunity to it. And yes, it is relatively harmless to people and pets, though there are different grades- food and outdoor. Food grade can be inested just fine, while outdoor isn't recommended, but isn't really harmful if it is- just tends to dry out skin and soft membranes (ie, nose, mouth).
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:41 PM   #8497
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Against my better judgment, I bought the PD Turtle movies on 3D, if only because 3d Movies are dying at the moment.

So, now that all the drama has past, first 17 minutes has some really bad acting, and it's not the turtles.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:18 PM   #8498
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On the plus side...owning it makes it possible to skip that first 20 min? And all the other stuff sans Turtles that gets boring after you've seen it a couple of times.

Which is sad because the PD films are the first and only TMNT thing I've ever hit fast forward on. It's the Turtles, that shouldn't even be a thing! (Less so for 2016, but the non-Turtle parts are getting old on that too.)

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Yes! It desicates bugs of any kind, essentially sucking all the moisture from their bodies and dehydrating them to husks. Used that stuff to put an end to a persistant bed bug issue, since the little f**kers can't develop an immunity to it. And yes, it is relatively harmless to people and pets, though there are different grades- food and outdoor. Food grade can be inested just fine, while outdoor isn't recommended, but isn't really harmful if it is- just tends to dry out skin and soft membranes (ie, nose, mouth).
Good to know it genuinely is that helpful indoors, on the off chance I ever really need to use it inside. If only I'd known about it when we were having flea issues!
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:16 PM   #8499
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Well, a bit early (a full week!) buuuut- yes, it's that time again, which has me a bit concerned, in a confused sort of way. Like, is the time going to keep getting shorter between these hell-weeks, or are they going to just come and go at random, like three weeks one time, five or six the next, etc. This is annoying, to say the least. Why can't it just shut off and be done with it??!!
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:03 AM   #8500
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A miscommunication about how a fax machine works is my gear grinder. I was more than a month late handing in paperwork because I was told by my supervisor the fax went through but I found out a month later there was an error with the fax. Because of this, I lose $25 in my paycheck every week, I already lost $125 and that number could go up. I feel betrayed.
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