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do it in the morning, when the deck is in the shade

Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHH.
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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,878
    edited June 2017
    And if you say deck like the Kiwis do... ;;)
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    edited June 2017
    New Zealand and Aussie accents always kill me. They're like hillbillies from another hemisphere. #casualprejudice
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,878
    edited June 2017
    Hashtags make everything more annoying.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    Literally fake news.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,600
    My mom and my sister want to do a family trip to Lake Tahoe this summer. I'm kinda indifferent about it. I don't particularly enjoy going places with my family. It's stressful and expensive. It fucks up my daily routine. I can't even think about saying no because Mom pulls that, "This my be our last chance to spend time together." She's been playing that card for the last 5 years.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    edited June 2017
    My family never wants to do anything except gather at my mom's house to drink Miller Lite and order Pizza Hut. It's desperately boring. I wish they'd go somewhere.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,878
    My mom and my sister want to do a family trip to Lake Tahoe this summer. I'm kinda indifferent about it. I don't particularly enjoy going places with my family. It's stressful and expensive. It fucks up my daily routine. I can't even think about saying no because Mom pulls that, "This my be our last chance to spend time together." She's been playing that card for the last 5 years.
    Wouldn't it be funny if you finally said no and then she died just to make you feel guilty? Moms can be tricky like that.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,400
    My family is coming to me at the end of July. Pops and brother are coming to help me fix some stuff on the house like patching our retention wall and refurbing the deck.

    awwwwww yah.. full-circle back to deck repair!

    #olddudehighfives
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    I feel like we used to do stuff, but less and less each year.

    My mom is becoming a fidgety, weird person who drinks beer all day and gardens and not much else.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,400
    Ah man. Embarassing. First comment on NYTimes version of this story was "Not all heroes wear capes". I hearby declare that phrase dead.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,600
    Moses smashed them, too. Just following his example.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    I'm a big fan of the Church of Satan jokers who simply sue for the right to put a statue of Baphomet right alongside.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,600
    Maybe they can put up a temporary Baphomet until they get up to Mt. Sinai to get another set of commandments.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    Matilda posted last night on FB that she was sick of people calling their dogs and cats "their kids."

    She got some support, but also one of her friends and one of my brothers got all het up.

    I recognize that people love their cats and dogs. That's nice. They're not children though.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    I wish America would get as mad about Trump dismantling health care as they do him insulting a popular blonde white lady.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,600
    My wife actually gave birth to our dog. She volunteered to be a surrogate for a pit bull that couldn't have pups. S_ _ _ had 8 of the cutest little critters She had to have extra nipples sewn on to accommodate them all.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,878
    edited June 2017
    Matilda posted last night on FB that she was sick of people calling their dogs and cats "their kids."

    She got some support, but also one of her friends and one of my brothers got all het up.

    I recognize that people love their cats and dogs. That's nice. They're not children though.
    Do the people who got pissed have kids?

    I love my three cats, but it's really not the same kind of affection as what I have for little S., not even in the same ballpark.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,400
    My wife actually gave birth to our dog. She volunteered to be a surrogate for a pit bull that couldn't have pups. S_ _ _ had 8 of the cutest little critters She had to have extra nipples sewn on to accommodate them all.
    OMG, that is sooo sweet!
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,400
    I don't call my kittehs my children, but I'm cool if y'all do.

  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    edited June 2017
    I do not think it's a case where people aren't being respectful enough of the way in which pets can be part of the family. I think it's more that people have been overly kind to people obsessed with their pets for too long and they've gotten a little puffed up and disconnected from reality.

    This insistence that pets are "children" and that pet owners are "parents" has gone past the point of being cute and into the point of being a gross indulgence. It's becoming insulting to actual human beings and their parents and it maybe says a lot more about the sad personal lives of the overenthusiastic pet owners than they mean to put out there.

    I mean, love the hell out of your pets, but geez people. Don't be fucking weird.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    My wife actually gave birth to our dog. She volunteered to be a surrogate for a pit bull that couldn't have pups. S_ _ _ had 8 of the cutest little critters She had to have extra nipples sewn on to accommodate them all.
    The more I look at this, the more convinced I am it is the legit funniest thing I have seen all week.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    Vacation time starts in oh... seven hours...
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,600
    edited June 2017
    I've spent most of June sleeping, reading, exercising, and shooting bad guys on my Sniper Assassin 3D app. I hope to break myself of this stupid app obsession. I was a sucker for fps computer games for a long time. I thought I'd gotten that outta my system, but then I had to go and download this app. It's really not even fun.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,878
    edited July 2017
    I've been playing the new Zelda game with my daughter. We've had it for a while, but we waited 'till we were both on summer break to start it. It's great! We're both a bit obsessed with it now!
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,878
    Something I saw on a thread about President Shit-fer-brains:

    When I find myself in tweets of trouble
    Mother Russia comes to me
    Speaking words of wisdom: covfefe
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    edited July 2017
    Let's say your family was going to Canada and you were bringing your mom along, who is a foreign national. Step one would be "Find out for sure if she needs a visa" right?

    NOT IF YOU ARE MATILDA. She just asks her cousin and goes by what he said without so much as Googling or calling.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,403
    Canada saves the day. Very nice Customs lady processing Mama for an emergency temporary pass. It's going to take hours and cost several hundred dollars, but at least the vacation is still on.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,600
    I've considered emigrating to Canada for years and years. S_ _ _ bought a book a while back called something like, So You Wanna Move to Canada, which was a sort of how to... book. It was basically written to discourage us from trying.
    So the other night my mom tells me that my grandmother was born and raised in Montreal. I never knew that. I think I remember reading in that book something about it being easier if you've got family living there. Maybe it's time to try to connect with whatever cousins I've got who may be living in Canada.
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