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Forum: Rantidote 15 July 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 144,188
Posted By mbravo
Up: I had written a while ago in possibly the...

Up: I had written a while ago in possibly the gardening thread about my orchid plant that was dying. In my new apartment that doesn't have any cats or other predators, I've been able to keep it in a...
Forum: Rantidote 14 July 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 82,730
Posted By mbravo
Yeah I just meant that kind of tongue in cheek...

Yeah I just meant that kind of tongue in cheek like one extra layer of unpleasantness. I was picturing the scene from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles where John Candy takes his shoes off in the car...
Forum: Rantidote 14 July 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 82,730
Posted By mbravo
erwins- I hope he/she kept their shoes on :eek:...

erwins- I hope he/she kept their shoes on :eek: :eek:
Forum: Rantidote 13 July 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 69,975
Posted By mbravo
The fact that people interpret an RSVP date as a...

The fact that people interpret an RSVP date as a suggestion. Come on, people, it's a wedding.... we need head counts.... :/


I know I'm just going to end up having to make calls and it's not the...
Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 60,381
Posted By mbravo
Somehow I missed your post when I responded...

Somehow I missed your post when I responded earlier- Seaboe, I'm sorry to hear about your friend's dad. Seconding thorny locust's sentiments.
Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 60,381
Posted By mbravo
So sorry, Morning! :( :( :( RIP little furry one!

So sorry, Morning! :( :( :( RIP little furry one!
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 July 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 261,398
Posted By mbravo
Sounds like they're trying to "neg" you into...

Sounds like they're trying to "neg" you into buying their product. One of the weirder advertising tactics in my opinion. When I'm insulted by someone/something, I usually want to get away from them,...
Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 51,262
Posted By mbravo
Cheer A ~4 year old kid on a tricycle getting serious...

A ~4 year old kid on a tricycle getting serious air after coming down the hill in the development and taking one of the speed bumps like a ramp.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 11 July 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By mbravo
Icon23 Great experiment! Thanks for the data :) ...

Great experiment! Thanks for the data :)

I'll request suggestions too... I love an herbed butter or other cream/cheese addition to a steak, but SO is mostly-kosher and can't combine meat & milk...
Forum: Rantidote 10 July 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 50,973
Posted By mbravo
I did not, but luckily the meal turned out...

I did not, but luckily the meal turned out tasting pretty good anyway, regardless of watery sauce. I think next time I'd use less chicken and therefore need less water to cover up the solids. I went...
Forum: Rantidote 10 July 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 69,975
Posted By mbravo
Beachlife!: My experience is similar. It comes...

Beachlife!: My experience is similar. It comes down to group dynamic.
Forum: Rantidote 09 July 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 50,973
Posted By mbravo
Made chicken in the slow cooker. I had to add a...

Made chicken in the slow cooker. I had to add a bit of water (I didn't measure) to make sure the chicken was covered. I'm worried it will be watery and tasteless. It's chicken cacciatore. Maybe later...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 July 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By mbravo
Our cat that lived to be 18 was very overweight...

Our cat that lived to be 18 was very overweight for most of his life. I'd say from about 5 years old on he was 16+ lbs, reaching a high of 22-23 lbs toward the end. He lost a bit of weight in his...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 July 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,102
Posted By mbravo
I forget if I shared this anecdote here before. ...

I forget if I shared this anecdote here before.

~8-9 years ago, a friend made a post on facebook along the lines of "I don't go to the mechanic if I can't afford to get my car fixed. Why should...
Forum: SLC 02 July 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 51,262
Posted By mbravo
Odd thing I felt- the walls have retained a LOT...

Odd thing I felt- the walls have retained a LOT of heat today. Taking my deodorant out of the medicine cabinet and applying it, it was *warm* going on. That's a new one for me.
Forum: SLC 30 June 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 60,381
Posted By mbravo
In our new apartment, we've made do with having...

In our new apartment, we've made do with having just one air conditioner (located on the East-facing side of the building, in the living room). However with the temperatures in the upper 90's and...
Forum: Rantidote 30 June 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 82,730
Posted By mbravo
I've put things in strange places for "safe...

I've put things in strange places for "safe keeping." I once was cleaning some bookshelves up and wondered why one encyclopedia had such a big gap in it. I opened it up and remembered that in 8th or...
Forum: SLC 29 June 2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,892
Posted By mbravo
Yes to both- I used it once several years ago to...

Yes to both- I used it once several years ago to create a night scene where I used (local color) colored pencil on all areas that were receiving some light from a window, and then went over those...
Forum: SLC 27 June 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,892
Posted By mbravo
I have a sizely collection of Prismacolor...

I have a sizely collection of Prismacolor markers, which are not refillable. What I've been doing to extend the life of the markers is when they start to dry out (and this is a messy process and...
Forum: Rantidote 25 June 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 50,973
Posted By mbravo
We recently bought a pack of double A's because...

We recently bought a pack of double A's because of clocks we've been putting up around the place. I know "we all" have a clock available all the time now via our phones, but it's still faster for me...
Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 69,975
Posted By mbravo
I guess this could also be a TISHTTM. About two...

I guess this could also be a TISHTTM. About two weeks ago I decided to cook up a batch of tomato sauce to store/freeze. I was a few drinks in, so I initially burned the garlic (so the sauce turned...
Forum: Legal Affairs 21 June 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By mbravo
Often it seems the point of this "argument" is to...

Often it seems the point of this "argument" is to suggest the victim must have wanted the sexual act or else they would have tried harder to prevent it. Suggesting that this girl felt that way about...
Forum: SLC 05 June 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,601
Posted By mbravo
My family has been visiting for the past week but...

My family has been visiting for the past week but didn't make any arrangements to have anyone come to the family house to feed the cats. The cats have died of starvation. :(


It was a really...
Forum: SLC 04 June 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,995
Posted By mbravo
My fiance and I moved into an apartment about a...

My fiance and I moved into an apartment about a week ago. The kitchen is 95% in order. The living room is put together enough that I can sit at my desk and use my computer for the first time in over...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 June 2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 261,398
Posted By mbravo
I don't hate this commercial, but it did make me...

I don't hate this commercial, but it did make me think "WTF"-

I hear a woman say something like "Dicks is just so creamy.." and I think to myself, christ, who writes this, she looks so sincere and...
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