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February 21st, 2012 #331
Get on dat Bob Ross.
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March 3rd, 2012 #332
Anybody have a cat and a binder clip handy?
Ever since my next door neighbor and his cat moved into Seattle proper, I don't get as much cat experiment time as I used to. . .
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I repaired some Citadel miniatures today. They were primed with white paint and were missing body parts, so I finally decided to fix them with superglue after 12-15 years of letting them collect dust. It was a very unique experience because it brought back memories of being a teenager again. I also felt guilty about neglecting them for so many years.
I'm thinking I might paint some of them, but it would be a challenge to get back into that hobby after so long.
March 4th, 2012 #334
March 4th, 2012 #335
Pretty sure it's probably along the lines of the response a kitten would get when picked up by the mom by the scruff.
Looked it up, and of course sifting through you get tons of people saying 'That's cruel put a clip on you and see if it hurts'. When I laugh because obviously a cat's physique is the exact same as a humans. I'll just put a binder clip on my scruff... oh wai-......
That is one thing that bugs me more than anything with animals. People screaming animal cruelty over ridiculous stupid shit. "Your filming your puppy that can't get up a step by itself and you just leave it there. Stop abusing that animal!". Half the time the people know nothing about animals in the first place.
Hell this cat is literally kneading with the clip on.
March 5th, 2012 #336
I have a pitbull who is such a drama queen. I grab him by the scruff of his neck, the same technique that the Cesar Dog Whisperer guy uses. There is no pain, I can grab him by his scruff and pull it around and such when he's calm and happy and does not give a rats ass. (He's lying right next to my chair, I grabbed the scruff of his neck right now and...nothing!)
-BUT- as soon as I grab it when he is misbehaving (over-excited, barking at dogs he sees) holy shit, you'd swear I just shoved a red hot poker up his ass. He will perform and yell at me, they do that to guilt you into letting go. It's all about reverting back to their puppyhood. In a few seconds he is completely calm again.
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March 5th, 2012 #337
March 6th, 2012 #338
The question I have, though, is: would it work on a REALLY BIG cat, like a lion that was contemplating eating you?
. . .Just reach up at the last moment with a giant clip like carpenters might use to hold glued boards together, or maybe a jumper cable, and WHAM!
--the King Of the Jungle takes a starey-eyed flashback to kittenhood. . .
March 6th, 2012 #339
Right now we are having a severe crisis with rhino poaching. Its getting so bad that I can't bear to read the articles. Hundreds of Rhinos have been slaughtered for their horns in the past year.
The most sickening part? A few of the convictions have been of actual game park veterinarians. Amazing the power of money has over some weak people.
March 6th, 2012 #340
It's sad how commercialized society is so that in a less civilized area like somewhere in the depths of the wilderness people will just hunt the shit out of any species just to get money. Then the more they hunt the rarer they get and probably the rarer they get the more money they can get from them.
As to the big cat clip. The real question is getting the clip off safely lol.
March 6th, 2012 #341
And Bobby Chiu has a lot on youtube
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March 6th, 2012 #342
I was on the Coho ferry between Vancouver Island and Washington state last weekend and I experienced to 20 to 22 foot swells for the first time in my life. I literally thought we were going to die.
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March 8th, 2012 #343
It's been a week since I last smoked any tobacco I can breathe deeply without feeling like coughing, I seem to have less fine lines on my face and I've saved myself £9 already the less fine lines bit might be wishful thinking.
March 8th, 2012 #344
Good job, I have not had a smoke since a cigar at christmas, cigarettes? wow can't remember when I had my last one, obviously with everything that's happened I've quit for good now...but I still get strong cravings. There is an office next to our house and the girls take their smoke break in the back area next to ours...smells so good.......its odd because I was always a casual smoker, I smoked as a naughty teen, but much less so in my twenties...I picked up again a bit during my police service...but after that it became purely social. I did not think smelling smoke or seeing other people smoke would make me want one so badly. I guess its because I know I will not have another one.
Hang in there!
When I got back from picking up the wife from the train station on Tuesday, there was someone snooping around our property at the front. I blocked him from running down the pavement using my car, when I got out to grab him he high-tailed it right into the busy street and almost got himself flattened.
That was the last straw for us, we are not renewing our lease. Sick of people stealing our stuff and trying to break into our garage. I've never had so many incidents of crime since we moved onto this road and I used to live in the city centre!
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March 8th, 2012 #345
SMART predicts imminent hard disk failure?
Huh. That's never happened before. I mean, I busted my hard drive back in 2010, but that was an instant thing.
Bah, maybe it's something I can get repaired. At least I hope so. I've already backed up all my important stuff last night, just in case. PROBABLY shouldn't be using it right now...
March 9th, 2012 #346
March 9th, 2012 #347
It's coming to get you Tobba.
March 11th, 2012 #348
March 11th, 2012 #349
I love sewing...
March 11th, 2012 #350
I got in a fight at a club yesterday and my nose looks horrendous.
I was sitting at our table minding my own beezwax, when across the room I see some guy twice my size pinning and choking my friend up against the wall. I don't care why he was doing it, I just rushed towards him, headlocked him and dragged him to the ground. I mean, I could've just been a douche and sucker punched him, I just wanted him out of there so I screamed for security but none came. Eventually I let the guy get up once he seemed sufficiently cooled off. He seems all chill and then suddenly he turns around and sucker punches me right in the nose. That gets me all fired the fuck up and everyones dragged out to the street by security where there was, besides me clocking him in the face a couple of times, no real fight since there were too many interveners.
This doesn't really ruin the night for me. What happens NEXT ruins the night for me.
See, I have this jacket. And it's not just any jacket. It's the leather jacket I've been wearing day in and day out for the last two years. It's the best jacket I've ever had. Part of me lives in that jacket. I really cannot express how important this jacket is.
We're outside at a different club. I turn to head inside, when my friend, you know, the one I just saved from getting choked out, holds me back, probably wanting to talk about what happened. I don't give a shit, since it's cold as hell outside, I tell him not to worry and a friends gotta do what a friends gotta do and all that. I try to head in, but he's physically still holding me back. I'm starting to get pissed, so I really yank myself away from him. He doesn't let go. SCRREEEEEECH goes my jacket. THE Jacket. My most beloved possession. I'm at the verge of tears. I slam my friend into the wall and head home. Crushed. Ruined. I'll never find another jacket like it. Fuck.
I just want to clarify that though this rant points to the opposite, I'm not a trouble maker. I haven't been in a fight for at least two years. This was a fluke.
March 11th, 2012 #351
March 12th, 2012 #352
Nowadays, I'm more of an arm-chair enthusiast of such arts-- but I've done some on-line reading about the state-of-the-art in self-defense stuff.
Based on that: the mistake you made was in not immediately leaving the club for greener pastures upon "winning" the confrontation.
Psychos who mess with people are sore losers.
Here in the U S of A-- he might've gone out to his car, pocketed his Glock, and filled your hide full of 9mm rounds.
But, I really can't see any circumstances where I'd get into an acutal fight in the near future-- at this point, I'm more of a "fight to flee" sort.
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March 12th, 2012 #353
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March 13th, 2012 #356Based on that: the mistake you made was in not immediately leaving the club for greener pastures upon "winning" the confrontation.
You should do a selfportrait with your broken nose actually, it'd be pretty interesting.
Sorry to hear about your jacket :I
Thanks for the kind words of the jacket.
March 13th, 2012 #357
March 13th, 2012 #358
Buying a house for the first time is scary. Also, it roots you firmly in one place, when I may want to suddenly disappear off to another country for a year or two. But the money on rent has gone up and its a huge amount of money to just waste every month when i may not go anywhere else anyway.
Wondering what my next career move will be. Got the career i had always dreamt of, but need a bew goal.
Sad to see friends leave, especially ones that you trusted deeply and still feel you haven't repaid their kindness.
Enough for today...
March 13th, 2012 #359
March 13th, 2012 #360
Same boat as you guys. A couple of my friends have bought houses this year, we can't qualify for a home loan at the moment. Frustrating to rent sometimes, but Nick makes an excellent point about being sure of taking root.
We are moving this year though, around August, at least if we have saved up enough for a new deposit. Moving from rented house to rented house can be difficult until your original deposit gets released and the deposits here are huuge. House we are in is too small at the moment and if we decide to stay another year, there is a fat increase in the rent and an increase on the original deposit!
And yeah, hard to save up these days. I need to win the lotto.