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Forum: Business Bytes 19 February 2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,520
Posted By kismet
See, I get the slapping. Alcohol inhibits impulse...

See, I get the slapping. Alcohol inhibits impulse control, and if he had the mindset to see a toddler and think racial slurs and demand the mother shut it up now, then the impulse to slap the child...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 February 2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,520
Posted By kismet
I am baffled by this story. How does someone who...

I am baffled by this story. How does someone who is presumably educated and a professional in 2013 think it is acceptable to use that slur in public to a stranger? How does someone who is presumably...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,000
Posted By kismet
What a load of logical fallacies. President Obama...

What a load of logical fallacies. President Obama did not say all violence is senseless or even that the Nazi ideology is senseless. He said that people who were executed during the Holocaust were...
Forum: SLC 04 January 2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
We alternate :). One night we read stories (each...

We alternate :). One night we read stories (each child picks one) in Gavin's room and I tuck him in and then go tuck in Rowan. The next night we read stories in Rowan's room and I tuck her in and...
Forum: Language 04 December 2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,886
Posted By kismet
I first heard welp used in the mid-70s by my...

I first heard welp used in the mid-70s by my grandfather who is from very rural Texas. He says it quite often, when transitioning from one activity to another. "Welp, I guess I'd better get up from...
Forum: SLC 09 November 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
Kallah, can you push back a little? The next time...

Kallah, can you push back a little? The next time the niece asks, can you tell her "Sweetie, you know the answer is no. I really wish I could be there, and every time you ask me, it makes me even...
Forum: SLC 29 October 2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
Well, OK, I guess I did realize and just didn't...

Well, OK, I guess I did realize and just didn't remember, then. My brain is like a sieve with names, it's so sad. But I do still think it's cool.

My Rowan had to do a project about her birth...
Forum: SLC 29 October 2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
Morrigan, you have a daughter named Rowan, too? I...

Morrigan, you have a daughter named Rowan, too? I did not realize that.

My Rowan, as a baby, had a daycare teacher who wanted to call her Ro-Ro. Drove me crazy, I asked her to stop. Same teacher...
Forum: SLC 10 October 2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
I recommend interviewing the doctor you choose,...

I recommend interviewing the doctor you choose, with lots of questions. How do they handle call rotations, what are their feelings about pain medication, what is their c-section experience, how do...
Forum: SLC 09 October 2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
A week ago, Gavin (4) figured out biking without...

A week ago, Gavin (4) figured out biking without training wheels. Then his older stepbrother, M, taught him to start himself, and he is now biking with ease. Then, this weekend, Rowan (6) could no...
Forum: SLC 08 October 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 144,659
Posted By kismet
Aud, can you use this explosion to your advantage...

Aud, can you use this explosion to your advantage with cue-reading? I did the same thing about a year ago. I sat my kids down after I had lost my temper. I told them I was sorry, that wasn't a good...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 08 August 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 61,230
Posted By kismet
It's a big mess. Many currently empty homes are...

It's a big mess. Many currently empty homes are nice suburban homes, empty because the bubble burst and the homeowner owed more than the worth of the home and couldn't pay or sell it. Now the bank...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 May 2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 374,774
Posted By kismet
Smudge, I understand you were probably weaned too...

Smudge, I understand you were probably weaned too early. But the plushy blanket on my bed is NOT your momma cat. Please stop nursing it, you make it all slobbery and cold.

Shadow, fiance leaves...
Forum: Fauxtography 26 April 2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,639
Posted By kismet
And buy the metal brands and all the equipment to...

And buy the metal brands and all the equipment to shave and freeze brand them. And then wait for the fur to grow in white. Seems a big waste of time, energy and money if you are just going to shoot...
Forum: SLC 26 April 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 336,137
Posted By kismet
I learned that I have been doing bad dreams all...

I learned that I have been doing bad dreams all wrong.

My son, who is 4, told me about his bad dream this morning. He was afraid that fiance and I and my daughter and fiance's 2 boys were moving...
Forum: Fauxtography 26 April 2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,639
Posted By kismet
Reading the comments, several people have pointed...

Reading the comments, several people have pointed out that numbered hunting dogs are the hunters, not the prey.

And yeah, a freeze brand would be more perfectly shaped and perfectly white. I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 March 2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,355
Posted By kismet
If I ordered one case of 24 5.5 ounce cans of...

If I ordered one case of 24 5.5 ounce cans of catfood and received 2 cases of 24 2.9 ounce cans of catfood, I would be happy. As would my cat. but perhaps our math skills are better than this...
Forum: Food 02 December 2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,387
Posted By kismet
Agreed, and what's more, I am somewhat baffled by...

Agreed, and what's more, I am somewhat baffled by what a prayer from another religion could possibly do to harm me anyway. As a Christian or a Jew, either I believe Muslims pray to the same God I do,...
Forum: Food 01 December 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,387
Posted By kismet
An interesting point. While my Thanksgiving...

An interesting point. While my Thanksgiving TURKEY may or may not have been halal...my Thanksgiving MEAL most certainly wasn't halal (or anything approaching healthy). There is bacon in the green...
Forum: Food 01 December 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,387
Posted By kismet
What possible harm could it do a non-muslim to...

What possible harm could it do a non-muslim to eat halal meat?

Oh no! The evil conspiracy to serve me meat that was carefully slaughtered! Oh, the horror!

But yeah, slaughtering meat to be...
Forum: Politics 19 August 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,466
Posted By kismet
Yes, Perry said "no thanks" to federal education...

Yes, Perry said "no thanks" to federal education money, and I should be happy about that? Remember where they said that people follow jobs? They bring their kids. Texas is #6 in the nation for...
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 05 July 2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 43,075
Posted By kismet
You cut them open and LOOKED? I think there are...

You cut them open and LOOKED? I think there are laws against that.

When I look down his throat, my cat appears all black inside. He is tuxedo-patterned on the outside.

My mother and my ex mil...
Forum: Fauxtography 13 May 2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,248
Posted By kismet
I accidentally corrected people:p The first...

I accidentally corrected people:p

The first time I saw that, I just assumed it was obvious the original Disney pictures had been altered. I said something like, "ooh, that's kind of funny with the...
Forum: Science 17 April 2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 330,296
Posted By kismet
That is interesting about the redhead thing. ...

That is interesting about the redhead thing.

My eyes are hazel, as are my DS's (and we are redheads). My ex (another redhead) and my DD (blonde) have blue eyes. So you would guess that the two of...
Forum: Fauxtography 30 March 2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 62,771
Posted By kismet
I thought the fact that the PLG's diet is bonsai...

I thought the fact that the PLG's diet is bonsai tree leaves (according to the website) was a nice touch.
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