Tears of Lys

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About Tears of Lys

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    No crying, only whining
  • Birthday September 24

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    Can see Detroit from here
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    Black and white photography, katanas, sparkly things, "The Americans, Aliens, old horror movies, cooking, vintage jewelry. Talbots. :P

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  1. Buying Washer/Dryer

    Yes! My parents recently replaced a washer and dryer that HAD to be over 35 years old! I think they were Kenmores.
  2. Buying Washer/Dryer

    If you go for a Sears brand, try to find a Sears Outlet near you. Although I see a lot of poor reviews for them on Yelp, our experience was a great one. They're a clearing house for appliances that have been refused, for example, by someone due to the item's being slightly damaged, and they also sell refurbished appliances. We got a side-by-side fridge/freezer in a stainless steel finish for around 70% off of list price. I don't even recall what the problem was with ours - I think maybe a small scratch on one side. It wasn't a refurbished. (I'm slightly leery of those.) We've had it for around seven years with no problems whatsoever. And the scratch doesn't even show. We'd definitely give them another try if we were in the market for an appliance. Do decide what size and the features you want ahead of time - their customer service is fairly non-existent, but that didn't matter to us. We knew exactly what we wanted ahead of time. Our washer and dryer are old Kitchen Aids that came with our house when we bought it, so I can't give you any advice there. I tend to like my appliances simple, without a lot of bells and whistles. Less to go wrong. Our daughter has a front load heavy-duty and has had quite a few problems with it, despite it being pretty expensive and only around five years old.
  3. Around 20 minutes in, I am seriously considering it. (the bolded.)
  4. Poetry in Tolkiens Work

    Just because these people have bad taste does not mean you must accept their erroneous opinions. /sniff And that "teacher" who ripped on you in front of the class should have been horse-whipped. She's not worthy of being called a teacher. My favorite poems or "songs" of Tolkien's generally tend toward lowbrow Hobbit favorites, particularly the one where he takes the one about the dish running away with the spoon and turns it into his own. Give me inventive, gripping or charming literature over "quality" literature any day. (But I agree that Tom Bombadil is grating.)
  5. I approve this message. Eh, I've managed to be oblivious to the obvious answer myself a time or two. I'm inclined to give her a pass on this. Expand your imagination a bit more - it's not THAT bizarre. Ding, ding, ding - we have a winner! This guy who says you owe him money and who has blocked you from his Facebook account (boo-hoo) needs to fuck off. And no one can ever be even remotely called a "friend" who makes threats to sue your parents. If anything in your story is bizarre, it's this part. I mean, truly, WTF?? BTW, does anyone on this board have any **good** stories of living with roommates? From what I can tell, it's one of the nastier levels of Hell.
  6. Dreams Redux...Redux?

    Training zombies. . . and don't even get started on their eating your face while you're trying to teach them anything. And, Drawk, I've actually been in real-life situations very similar to your dream. It was hard to keep the sneer off my face as I was writing the deposition.
  7. I must be on that spectrum too. I virtually never recognize anyone famous. My husband points them out to me often. I think it must be part of being an introvert in my case - totally wrapped up in my own thoughts. He, OTOH, is the classic extrovert - he directs his attention outward. Glad to see you back again! I actually thought another poster was you and that you had changed your title. Man buns: Yes or no? Personally, I don't mind them, up until I hear the term "man bun."
  8. Nah, it's not cheating. Just enjoy it!
  9. Falling out: the opioid epidemic (or, fighting the war on the war on drugs)

    Oh, my gods. That guy's a real bozo - a bozo with power. What's next? Will he vow to kill anyone with a mental or physical disability?
  10. RIP My Dog Winter

    Because I've got Benny on the mind, here's a soulful picture of him AND a happy picture of him - both from about a year and a half ago, IIRC. http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Tears_of_Lys/FullSizeRender - Copy.jpg http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/Tears_of_Lys/FullSizeRender 3 - Copy.jpgj This last one is him at a nearby park that he LURVED, due to the fact that lots of other dogs were there.
  11. RIP My Dog Winter

    Thanks, Drawk. It's a miserable thing to go through, for sure, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. I've spent this evening looking at photos of Benny in happier times. They've put a smile on my face rather than tears in my eyes, and that's a wonderful thing right now. Is there a Keeshond rescue group? I've found oftentimes that for every breed there's idiot humans who decide, for one reason or another, that they can't care for them. But that's not fair. Sometimes it happens through no fault of their own. Anyway, if you love the breed, then by all means get a puppy any way you can and shower him or her with all the love you've got for Winter and all her predecessors. ETA: Here's a quick Google search result: http://www.keeshonden.org/rescue.html Good luck, sweetie!
  12. RIP My Dog Winter

    You guys don't know how much your words do help. They are sooo much appreciated. I know Drawk feels the same way. Hillary and Donald are doing their share to take our minds off our troubles too.
  13. RIP My Dog Winter

    Thanks, you guys. He got the lethal injection at around 1:30 today. Last night and this morning, he refused food, which for Benny is like the sun refusing to come up in the morning. But that's when we knew. His once-strong legs couldn't bear his weight any longer and I suspect he lost his sense of smell. I handled it pretty well, considering. But then I came home. and the longer I've been home, the more hysterical I'm getting. Every fiber of my being is screaming, I want my dog back! He was my constant companion and I really don't know how long it will take for this feeling to pass. In the midst of my shock and feelings of loss and disorientation, I will spare a moment for you, Drawk,, who I know must be going through the same.
  14. RIP My Dog Winter

    I'm facing the same thing, Drawk. Tonight is most likely my beloved Benny's last night. I am certainly not looking forward to tomorrow. I'm going to do my best to concentrate on all the joy he brought us AND what a great life he had - MANY romps in the woods, walks every day, terrorizing small animals, soaking up the attention of all ladies (he's definitely a lady's man.)
  15. Am I a coward?

    At the risk of piling on, I must second everyone else and say, Hell, no, you're not cowardly for choosing to keep your personal experience out of the papers. Even if your ex weren't an issue, everyone would say the same thing. You are not obligated to bare your soul if you don't want to. The reporter was rather ignorant in being surprised you didn't want to - sounds like a person with very little experience of life.