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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. Tears of Lys

    New Forum Census

    USA, more particularly, Michigan.
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    What do you think needs to be done to combat the obesity epidemic?

    I'm convinced that the obesity issue will not be solved until "SCIENCE" can come up with a genetic cure. There are way too many emotional and societal factors which make humanity as a whole unable to cope with them. (It's late and I'm blathering. Hope this makes sense.)
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    Really? I adored LPQ. Something about it really touched my heart AND mind. D&C, while having very interesting characters, didn't arouse the same emotions in me. Spent two weeks cruising the Caribbean, so I got in some reading time. Finally jumped on the bandwagon and read "Educated," the best-seller that's burning up the book lists (by Tara Westover.) Must say I greatly enjoyed it. She's led quite a fascinating life so far. It'll be interesting to see if she can follow it up with anything. Read "THE FALL OF GONDOLIN" also, which I adored. It was really intriguing to see how hard Christopher Tolkien worked to bring some of these bits and pieces of stories his father had written into a cohesive whole. I don't know if he gets enough credit. Also read one of the later books from the "Sword of Shannara" series by Terry Brooks. It was mildly interesting.
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    Strange Things That Just... Do It For You

    No guns for me. What turns me on is that "pfft, swoosh, ZING" of an arrow being swiftly loosed upon its target. It must have come from watching old Robin Hood movies.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Of course they won't. Primarily because their heads are STILL up their own asses.
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    Things never before said

    Yeah, I've already cussed out Jeff Bezos in a ZILLION better ways by breakfast. Ain't nothin' to see here. Move along.
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    Careerchat III

    DP, this sounds like a pure power-play to me. This person bringing their dog into the office without consulting their colleagues has shown these bullying tendencies in the past and this is just the latest iteration. After the dog has settled in, it'll be something else, until they've pushed boundaries to the point someone just HAS to respond. No one wants to confront them head-on at this point and be the proverbial "bad guy," but it's clear this little Napoleon is enjoying dictating to others and won't stop voluntarily.
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    Small things that have left you SPEECHLESS

    A bald eagle swooped right across the road in front of me and then perched (or tried to perch) on a lamp post. He/she was having problems because the lamp post was too small. I almost ran off the road.
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    Careerchat III

    Yeah, what happened???!! You can't just leave us hanging like that. Unless they kicked his butt so fast and so hard, he's still flying through the air, in which case he can file a lawsuit against the bastards.
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    Careerchat III

    If anyone's interested, there is a serious need for line cooks in all kinds of restaurants in the Detroit area. I just read an article in our newspaper about it. We have restaurants popping up everywhere around here, but a lack of bodies to fill the jobs. Hope this linky-dink works: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/dining/mark-kurlyandchik/2018/11/15/skilled-labor-shortage-changing-metro-detroit-restaurants/1933709002/ ETA: It's a pain to read unless you're a subscriber. But they quoted a sous chef who left his job at an upscale restaurant to be a line cook because of the better hours and pay.
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    In Michigan, AFAIK, kratom is legal, though there is a proposed bill banning it. The senator who sponsored it retired last year, 2017, so it hasn't gone anywhere. But who knows in this climate. https://thekratomconnection.com/kratom-legal-michigan/ This is the first I've heard of this particular plant or its properties, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. All the attention has been on medical marijuana, which is legal in Michigan. In fact, recreational usage was just decriminalized in the last election period. If there's something out there to help all the folks suffering, I'm all for it. Edit: Michigan also has the lowest sales tax rate on it too - which is kind of ridiculous. Don't you pass these sorts of laws to RAISE money?? Right now, most of the profits are going to the sellers. And it sure doesn't mean it's any cheaper.
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    Buying a television or other stuff - sales are coming!

    I blush to admit this, but we still have a friggin', ugly-ass big box TV that refuses to die, and my SO won't replace it until it dies. At this rate, it'll outlive us. I hates it and wishes it wasn't.
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    Congratulations brook and karaddin!

    Cool! Congrats, folks!
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    Dutch man sues to change his legal age

    I knew I heard it somewhere. (But it was really through Plato. I'm much too young to have heard it directly from Socrates.)
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    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    And that's a "fact," Jack. I think the link between the "Indian Chief" carvings which stood outside tobacco shops originally referenced back to tobacco's original usage by the native people of North and South America. (More North than South.) Yes. And a good one.