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49 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

I maintain my previous comment - sounds gross, hard pass :P 

It tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup and has over 40 grams of protein. What’s not to love? Plus I get a serving of veggies and fruit before 7 a.m.

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6 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

It tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup and has over 40 grams of protein. What’s not to love? Plus I get a serving of veggies and fruit before 7 a.m.

I think i will stick to my coffee and portion of self-loathing thanks

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15 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

I think i will stick to my coffee and portion of self-loathing thanks

I’ve always found it interesting how different cultures do breakfast since living in Argentina. My host family thought it was crazy that I ate in the morning.

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13 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Your cat's rabies vaccination up to date, just in case?

Bats can be jerks that way.

Yes, he actually had a 3 year long vaccine this November :). A vet I took him to reassured me that there's practically no chance of him getting rabies with up-to-date vaccines. 

Yeah, I'm still not sure how the little bat bugger even got in here... sounds like they wedge through very small spaces.

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19 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

I’ve always found it interesting how different cultures do breakfast since living in Argentina. My host family thought it was crazy that I ate in the morning.

A protein smoothie is something you drink, not something you eat. :P

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3 hours ago, Buckwheat said:

A protein smoothie is something you drink, not something you eat. :P

Bah, I couldn’t find a protein shake down there to save my life. It’s a bit of a culture shock going from a developed country to living in a developing one. For example, they thought I was crazy for wanting to go jogging in the mornings. And frankly it wasn’t even doable, so I just played soccer with kids at local parks. It was pretty much like how the U.S. treated Thailand…..

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I frankly loathe and despise how the government has been inserting itself into the doctor/patient relationship.  The overreaction to the opioid crisis, to be specific.  All the primary care docs have shipped their patients over to "pain clinics" which are essentially an assembly line of nerve block injections which, in my experience and my husband's, have done little to nothing for chronic pain.

They seem to be very happy to overprescribe Gabapentin, Baclofen, and other drugs, but woe betide you if you need anything that actually helps.  You're immediately labeled, essentially, an addict.  Never mind that you've functioned quite well for 20+ years using, not abusing, pain meds when needed.  

Currently, I've resorted to blowing out my liver on Aleve (Naproxen.)   

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This is sad, romantic, and honestly, kinda funny all at the same time:

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Just minutes after fulfilling his wife’s final wish – scattering her ashes in Stone Lake – Ralph Seichi Miyata collapsed in the water and later died, joining her first into the lake and then into the afterlife.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-ralph-miyata-death-stone-lake-st-0617-story.html

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Bought an AC for the dorm where I live, suddenly window mount AC's are banned, for some pant's on head reason floor AC's are fine. This is a rule that, as far as I can tell, is written down nowhere and people had had window AC's for years prior to this point with no issue. So I'm out $80 and have to deal with stupid temperature and humidity until I can decide whether I'm gonna plop down money I do not have on a floor AC.

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In the late 1980s, an Inuit subsistence hunter named Jens Larsen killed a trio of very strange whales off the western coast of Greenland.

He and his fellow subsistence hunters would regularly catch two species: narwhals, whose males famously have long, helical tusks protruding from their snouts; and belugas, with their distinctive white skin. But Larsen’s new kills were neither. Their skin wasn’t white, nor mottled like a narwhal’s, but uniformly grey. The flippers were beluga-like, but the tails were narwhal-esque. In all his years of hunting, Larsen had never seen anything like them. He was so struck that he kept one of their skulls on the roof of his toolshed.

In 1990, it caught the attention of Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, a scientist who studies marine mammals. With Larsen’s permission, he took it to the Greenland Fisheries Research Institute in Copenhagen for study. And after comparing it to the skulls of known belugas and narwhals, he suggested that it might have been a hybrid between the two species—a narluga.

It was a reasonable idea. Belugas and narwhals are the same size, share the same Arctic waters, and are more closely related to each other than to any other species. Individuals from both species have been found swimming among each other’s pods. But no one had ever found a narluga before, and at the time, Heide-Jørgensen had no way of confirming his hypothesis.

That changed in the intervening decades, as researchers developed more and more powerful ways of yanking minuscule amounts of DNA from bones. These techniques have typically been used to study ancient creatures such as Neanderthals and mammoths. And now they have helped to prove that the narluga is indeed a narluga, supplying the first genetic evidence that such creatures even exist.

 

Narlugas Are Real
A very strange hybrid whale was the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga father.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/06/narluga-very-strange-hybrid-whale/592057/

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I'm looking for a roommate for the upcoming lease term of my apartment. Someone I spoke to about the apartment today was pretty out there. She was like "you seem like an empath" and "I connect with people's souls". She was quite open and blunt, to an extent that I wondered if it was socially appropriate... She seemed like new age-y, abstract sort of person. I felt weird while I was talking to her lol.

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well im a month into my second (and seasonal) job. only 3 months to go but they asked me to do some extra conservation work alongside my visitor services stuff so i'm gonna have paid conservation work on my CV after this summer which is fucking lusshhhhh. i'm really tired these days, working 6 day weeks, 2 jobs and a masters degree but i'm also probably a LOT healthier 

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Would Gort have responded to my mis-heard, "Klaatu, Verada, Nikto"?  Or would he have blasted my butt off the face of the earth?

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2 hours ago, Theda Baratheon said:

well im a month into my second (and seasonal) job. only 3 months to go but they asked me to do some extra conservation work alongside my visitor services stuff so i'm gonna have paid conservation work on my CV after this summer which is fucking lusshhhhh. i'm really tired these days, working 6 day weeks, 2 jobs and a masters degree but i'm also probably a LOT healthier 

I am glad for you Theda.  Just remember to take some time for yourself. You are worth it. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 7:59 AM, Theda Baratheon said:

well im a month into my second (and seasonal) job. only 3 months to go but they asked me to do some extra conservation work alongside my visitor services stuff so i'm gonna have paid conservation work on my CV after this summer which is fucking lusshhhhh. i'm really tired these days, working 6 day weeks, 2 jobs and a masters degree but i'm also probably a LOT healthier 

This job looks fucking awesome by the way!   Very happy for you!

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Ok, gonna gripe a bit.  Was recently, due to the ephemeral nature of life, working out possible epitaphs and and tombstone designs for a recently departed friend, when I started wondering about what we leave behind.  This ended up in an internet hole scouring this board for my 'greatest hits', and I have to say, I kinda feel a little bit like whatever all-powerful algorithms are at work, here, they are working against me.  Pretty much all of my parody threads are eaten by the Boardobouros, yet their inspiration remains (comedy gets NO LOVE!)

For example, Ser Scot's "is monogamy a failure as an idea" remains well preserved and intact, while my "is monotony a failure as an idea?" thread has vanished into the aether.  Anecdotal, I know, but the overall ledger of threads follows this pattern of wiping my greatest works from the face of the Earth while crystallizing the mundane.  I suppose even that which is writ in stone goes all Ozymandias in the end.  Was just hoping they'd at least wait for me to be gone before they start knocking down statues and wiping threads.

 

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Are insects capable of committing suicide?

Was sitting on the can 20 minutes ago, and this centipede runs into the bathroom.  Figured it was going to make a beeline for some crevice under my sink or something, but runs up to it, stops, then turns around.  That's when I killed it with some TP.  But it was just weird.  Lived in the same apartment for five years now.  Every summer I have to kill a lot of centipedes.  That's the first time it's been so easy.  It was like the bug equivalent of death-by-cop.  

So, are there any insect..ologists out there, whatever that is?  Please tell me I'm crazy for thinking that centipede wanted me to kill it.

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^^^Oh you really would love a bug zapper. 

I used to have one hanging in a breezeway and would always feel a little sadistic joy zapping all those trespassing insects.

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2 hours ago, DMC said:

So, are there any insect..ologists out there, whatever that is?

No idea, but I think the word is entomologist. But I don't think centipedes are insects.

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19 hours ago, larrytheimp said:

This job looks fucking awesome by the way!   Very happy for you!

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Ok, gonna gripe a bit.  Was recently, due to the ephemeral nature of life, working out possible epitaphs and and tombstone designs for a recently departed friend, when I started wondering about what we leave behind.  This ended up in an internet hole scouring this board for my 'greatest hits', and I have to say, I kinda feel a little bit like whatever all-powerful algorithms are at work, here, they are working against me.  Pretty much all of my parody threads are eaten by the Boardobouros, yet their inspiration remains (comedy gets NO LOVE!)

For example, Ser Scot's "is monogamy a failure as an idea" remains well preserved and intact, while my "is monotony a failure as an idea?" thread has vanished into the aether.  Anecdotal, I know, but the overall ledger of threads follows this pattern of wiping my greatest works from the face of the Earth while crystallizing the mundane.  I suppose even that which is writ in stone goes all Ozymandias in the end.  Was just hoping they'd at least wait for me to be gone before they start knocking down statues and wiping threads.

 

I hope there’s a beautiful old cobwebbed part of the Internet somewhere that will be found by some young up and coming studious type that will uncover all your glorious best hits one day. 

Also yeah the job is cool and the place is rad, right?! definitely an interesting place to work. 

14 hours ago, DMC said:

Are insects capable of committing suicide?

Was sitting on the can 20 minutes ago, and this centipede runs into the bathroom.  Figured it was going to make a beeline for some crevice under my sink or something, but runs up to it, stops, then turns around.  That's when I killed it with some TP.  But it was just weird.  Lived in the same apartment for five years now.  Every summer I have to kill a lot of centipedes.  That's the first time it's been so easy.  It was like the bug equivalent of death-by-cop.  

So, are there any insect..ologists out there, whatever that is?  Please tell me I'm crazy for thinking that centipede wanted me to kill it.

A woodlouse flung itself at me from a tree earlier when I got a bit too up close and personal for a little peek and o remember exclaiming to my friend: “it just suicided right off the tree and AT me!!” So maybe this IS a thing...evidently we need to provide better mental support for our bugs and wildlife...

On 6/24/2019 at 3:55 PM, maarsen said:

I am glad for you Theda.  Just remember to take some time for yourself. You are worth it. 

Thank you x 

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