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Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2016, 02:46 AM
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Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
My cat had dental surgery a couple days ago, and...

My cat had dental surgery a couple days ago, and is only supposed to eat soft food while he heals. Unfortunately, he's a weirdo who only likes hard kibble. So far I've tried the chunky soft food that...
Forum: Rantidote 02 December 2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
I'm somehow going to three work Christmas parties...

I'm somehow going to three work Christmas parties this year. I just came back from my casual office party, which was held at a local pub (appies and two drink tickets each). We have a more formal one...
Forum: Rantidote 01 December 2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
Nope. At least, not here. I quit my card...

Nope. At least, not here.

I quit my card store management job ten years ago (after the Christmas from Hell in 2006), but I still keep in touch with some of my work friends from those days. My...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
My dad was always the early riser type who...

My dad was always the early riser type who expected everyone to be the same. I sometimes wanted to call him at 2am to discuss whatever creative masterpiece I was working on and then ask why he was...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 34,001
Posted By quink
True. I had a really pushy man try to sell me a...

True. I had a really pushy man try to sell me a flashlight once when I was squinting under a street lamp. The fact that he had a long coat stuffed with flashlights (he even offered three different...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 34,001
Posted By quink
Every time I hear someone complain about...

Every time I hear someone complain about millennials buried in their smart phones on the bus, I remember that 20 years ago my main criteria when buying a coat was that it had to have a pocket big...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
Even with having it mostly under control right...

Even with having it mostly under control right now, I still get the cycling. I'll go through periods of about a week and a half where I hit the wrong sleep phase at the wrong time in the morning and...
Forum: Police Blotter 30 November 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 38,958
Posted By quink
What scares me is that Trump acts like a literal...

What scares me is that Trump acts like a literal six-year-old bully. He'll say something that's 100% false without shame and will just keep repeating it until you get frustrated and give up. And it...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
Blatherskite, have you ever looked into Delayed...

Blatherskite, have you ever looked into Delayed Sleep Phase? My own brand of the sleep disorder has me on about a 27 hour day, so at its worst my body was aiming for 10-12 hours of sleep, followed by...
Forum: Police Blotter 29 November 2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 38,958
Posted By quink
After the election, I kept waiting for moderate,...

After the election, I kept waiting for moderate, reasonable Trump voters (there had to be some, right?) to show some empathy and to tell the people who were scared about losing their rights that it...
Forum: Rantidote 29 November 2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
More of a little thing that made me roll my eyes...

More of a little thing that made me roll my eyes at myself:

I was copying and pasting some text on my tablet, and I realized that I was avoiding using my index finger because apparently that's...
Forum: SLC 27 November 2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 308,825
Posted By quink
I did a series of AutoCAD courses when I was...

I did a series of AutoCAD courses when I was heavily into gaming. At the time, I was doing a lot of high end raiding in WoW, which involved really quick mousing, keyboard shortcuts and setting up...
Forum: Social Studies 23 November 2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,364
Posted By quink
I've noticed that I don't speak with authority...

I've noticed that I don't speak with authority unless I'm 110% certain I can back myself up on every angle of the topic. I expect to be called on what I'm saying, so I hedge my words a lot by saying...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 November 2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,142
Posted By quink
Max Domi...

Max Domi (http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nhl/coyotes/2015/10/30/comfort-confidence-and-companionship-coyotes-rookie-counts-his-best-buddy/74425246/) (professional hockey player with type 1...
Forum: Rantidote 19 November 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 315,246
Posted By quink
Yeah, I'm very either/or with where I live. I...

Yeah, I'm very either/or with where I live. I love visiting my parents, who both live just outside of Victoria (my dad in a forested area, my mom in farm area), and I could see myself enjoying it. My...
Forum: Rantidote 19 November 2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 315,246
Posted By quink
The coffee shop up the street from me apparently...

The coffee shop up the street from me apparently closed down sometime recently. It was a not-so-well-run franchise of the chain that was about 3-4 down on my coffee list, but I still liked having...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 November 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,646
Posted By quink
It's pretty telling when a message of inclusion -...

It's pretty telling when a message of inclusion - coming from a cast where almost every single actor belongs to at least one of the groups targeted by Trump and/or Pence - is seen as 'harassment'
Forum: Rantidote 19 November 2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 295,900
Posted By quink
My dad's often said that he's caught in a weird...

My dad's often said that he's caught in a weird place with the Conservative/Liberal spectrum. He lives in a very liberal/green part of Canada and to most of his neighbours and friends, he'd come...
Forum: Rantidote 16 November 2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 295,900
Posted By quink
On the topic of elevators: I know you were...

On the topic of elevators: I know you were brought up to be 'polite' to women, but three dudes standing in front of an elevator and not moving while waiting for me, the only woman and farthest person...
Forum: Rantidote 16 November 2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
And then we have Canada, where we got to watch a...

And then we have Canada, where we got to watch a national icon who is dying of brain cancer belt out an uncensored 'Tired as F***' on our national broadcaster. CBC did that concert right.
Forum: SLC 12 November 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,587
Posted By quink
Unhijackable

I'm sitting in starbucks right now waiting for my cat to be sedated for his vet appointment. I was really hoping his vet panic was a one-time event, but it looks like a calm vet visit isn't going to...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,508
Posted By quink
The silver lining to living in Alberta when it...

The silver lining to living in Alberta when it was full conservative is that I felt fine voting for whoever I wanted as a little protest vote. There was no competition, so I could go with my heart....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 49,402
Posted By quink
This cracked article...

This cracked article (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/) did a good job of going into the rural voter mindset (despite the title). I have family who fall into...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 49,402
Posted By quink
I feel like I need to take a break from......

I feel like I need to take a break from... everything. The fact that half what's supposed to be the shining star of the world's nations felt fine voting for a racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic,...
Forum: Rantidote 06 November 2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 412,864
Posted By quink
That is annoying. Glad you like the cut, though! ...

That is annoying. Glad you like the cut, though!

I had a similar moderately annoyed reaction to some of my family's reaction to my sister's new tattoo. She's worked on the design for over four...
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