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Forum: Police Blotter 30 April 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,367
Posted By Veruca
:eek: The hospital you went to had you...

:eek:

The hospital you went to had you walking around on a broken leg for days? I don't know, maybe that's the potential lawsuit here. Kidding but not really?

Important note: I know nothing...
Forum: Rantidote 29 April 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 140,638
Posted By Veruca
Up: My four-day weekend has begun! Down: I...

Up: My four-day weekend has begun!

Down: I earned this four-day weekend by working almost 60 hours in the last week. Mostly on my feet. Oh God my feet hurt.
Forum: Rantidote 29 April 2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 73,554
Posted By Veruca
I once splurged on a ticket to the "luxury"...

I once splurged on a ticket to the "luxury" theater around here, just to see what it was like. It was quite oo-la-la - fancy drinks, leather seats, etc. Unfortunately, the cozy seating arrangements...
Forum: SLC 28 April 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 52,500
Posted By Veruca
Have you ever read "Our Tragic Universe" by...

Have you ever read "Our Tragic Universe" by Scarlett Thomas? I was just discussing it with some other people a couple of days ago. It's one of my favorite novels, and it's entirely about the idea of...
Forum: Rantidote 23 April 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,467
Posted By Veruca
I recently had a similar disappointment, albeit...

I recently had a similar disappointment, albeit on a smaller scale. I had a ticket to a movie I really wanted to see. Since it's a low budget indie, it was only showing at a theater half an hour away...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 248,242
Posted By Veruca
Some starlings have been flying around all...

Some starlings have been flying around all morning, building a nest in the roof above my balcony. They're distracting me from my homework, but that's okay.
Forum: Rantidote 20 April 2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 140,638
Posted By Veruca
Up: I got a job that pays better than my last...

Up: I got a job that pays better than my last one, plus I'll have three or four days off a week (my schedule alternates) to work on school stuff.
Down: My new shift is 5 am to 5 pm, so there will...
Forum: Rantidote 18 April 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,467
Posted By Veruca
LTTAM: I tried a new deodorant today. It claims...

LTTAM: I tried a new deodorant today. It claims to be "unscented," but I definitely smell like a box of Fruit Loops right now.
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Veruca
No NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/17/528656453/npr-newscaster-carl-kasell-dies-at-84-after-a-lifelong-career-on-air
Forum: Rantidote 16 April 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,467
Posted By Veruca
I'll post a selfie on Facebook when I want to...

I'll post a selfie on Facebook when I want to show off a new hat/haircut/outfit, but I like to think I don't abuse this power. I do it pretty rarely. I also understand the appeal of posting photos of...
Forum: Rantidote 16 April 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,467
Posted By Veruca
On selfies: I was a security guard in an art...

On selfies: I was a security guard in an art museum for a bit. A major part of my job was stopping people from backing into the artwork because they were so focused on getting a good selfie that they...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 April 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 283,708
Posted By Veruca
I'm on the third episode of "Alex, Inc," where...

I'm on the third episode of "Alex, Inc," where Zach Braff plays a guy who quits his job to start a "podcast company." It's an okay show - good to have on in the background while I do other stuff -...
Forum: SLC 13 April 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,760
Posted By Veruca
I've been watching the sitcom "One Day at a Time"...

I've been watching the sitcom "One Day at a Time" on Netflix. One of the characters just sarcastically laughed, but she was speaking Spanish (or Spanglish, I guess) at the time, so the closed...
Forum: SLC 28 March 2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 248,242
Posted By Veruca
I can't wait to give my dad his birthday present...

I can't wait to give my dad his birthday present this year. I got us tickets to a David Sedaris reading and book signing. I have to wait another month until his birthday, but I wanted to tell...
Forum: SLC 25 March 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 73,839
Posted By Veruca
I walked past a "Baptist Temple" today. What is...

I walked past a "Baptist Temple" today. What is that? Is it different from a Baptist church?
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 22 March 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,375
Posted By Veruca
There's a really nice used bookstore that moved...

There's a really nice used bookstore that moved here from New Orleans after Katrina. I know that from chatting with the owners when they first set up shop. I don't know about restaurants, though.
Forum: Police Blotter 21 March 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,136
Posted By Veruca
Austin bomber ‘dead after blowing himself up in...

Austin bomber ‘dead after blowing himself up in shootout with police’ (http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/21/austin-bomber-dead-blowing-shootout-police-7403922/)
Forum: SLC 20 March 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 73,839
Posted By Veruca
Thanks, iskinner. That's roughly what I thought...

Thanks, iskinner. That's roughly what I thought the answer would be, but I didn't know the details.

GenYus, that's a really good question. I'd always assumed that if the police found a missing...
Forum: SLC 20 March 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 73,839
Posted By Veruca
Another legal stupid question: Let's say someone...

Another legal stupid question: Let's say someone has been reported missing to the police. They're actually in a hospital. Would the hospital or the police be able to disclose that information to the...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 March 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By Veruca
EMDR: treatment or woo?

For those of y'all who have never heard of it, EMDR is "eye movement desensitization and reprocessing." It's supposed to help with PTSD and anxiety disorders. I've just started researching it, and...
Forum: SLC 19 March 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 163,863
Posted By Veruca
For years I also thought Vincent D'Onofrio and...

For years I also thought Vincent D'Onofrio and Vince Vaughn were the same person. My mind was blown when I saw "Thumbsucker," which they both appear in.
Forum: SLC 19 March 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 163,863
Posted By Veruca
I just figured out that the actors Mark Duplass...

I just figured out that the actors Mark Duplass ("Creep" and "The Mindy Project") and Ron Livingston ("Office Space" and "Search Party") are two different people. For years I've been seeing one or...
Forum: Rantidote 08 March 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,143
Posted By Veruca
I agree, mbravo. Hence my love for "Center...

I agree, mbravo. Hence my love for "Center Stage."

ETA: I'm having a different media-related FWP. I keep getting into shows long after they became popular, so I can't join in the social media...
Forum: Police Blotter 07 March 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By Veruca
Honestly, to me it sounds kind of weird for...

Honestly, to me it sounds kind of weird for flight crew to look over, see passengers tying another passenger up, and hang back thinking "Meh. Situation handled." But I've never worked for an airline,...
Forum: Rantidote 05 March 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 324,472
Posted By Veruca
My favorite satirical site, Reductress, has a new...

My favorite satirical site, Reductress, has a new article up today that relates to the conversation here about media coverage of teenagers: Are Teenagers Trying the Dangerous New Trend of ‘Bear...
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