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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
7 March 2013
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I've always hated talking about death.

My grandma has skincancer (she's had it for years, but now the future's not looking too bright) and everytime we're at her house someone starts about how she has to make a testament and all this constant talking about which friend/family member/faint acquaintance has passed away this time. It always makes me very uncomfortable.

 

Also, yaay we've had two days of spring and now Sunday it's going to snow again, like, are you kidding me?

8 March 2013
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Not to make you envious Linde, but where I live we have not had any snow at all this year -- not one flake.

And no, I don't live in Paradise.stuart-sutcliffe

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8 March 2013
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Funny Paper said
Not to make you envious Linde, but where I live we have not had any snow at all this year -- not one flake.

And no, I don't live in Paradise.stuart-sutcliffe

 

Where I live, we got a lot of snow, but only 2 or 3 inches at a time- not enough to enjoy. :(

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8 March 2013
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I actually like a little snow, even a lot for a short period is nice.  But when it's 3 months, it becomes drudgery and loses its charm.

 

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8 March 2013
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I hate being tired, yet not being able to fall asleep. blue-meanie Usually, I go on this site when that happens, hoping it will help, and usually... it doesn't. But it's still fun. Even though I'm so tired. (See what I did there? a-hard-days-night-george-10)

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8 March 2013
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AAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!! blue-meanie blue-meanie blue-meanie blue-meanie

*inhale, repeat scream*

Goddamn SPIDER crawling on the wall of my cubicle! I get a bit a paper, bravely crush it...and IT FALLS INTO MY FRESH CUP OF COFFEE!!

Day = ruined blue-meanie blue-meanie blue-meanie blue-meanie

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8 March 2013
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I don't know if your coffee was instant, but the karma certainly was a-hard-days-night-george-10Maybe you shouldn't have killed it!

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8 March 2013
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Ben Ramon said

I don't know if your coffee was instant, but the karma certainly was a-hard-days-night-george-10Maybe you shouldn't have killed it!

LOL!

Next time I'll TORTURE it first!

(The practice of spider-torture actually beneficial towards their breed as a whole: While being tortured, spiders actually scream in pitches high enough to be heard by their fellow spiders, warning them to stay away. And a spider that stays out of my sight/reach has nothing to fear from me.)

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8 March 2013
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Yeah I like snow too, but the thing is, that during the Christmas period, we haven't had any, but like a week later, it started snowing and didn't really stop until 2 weeks ago or so. First it was great, but then it started raining too so everywhere it was slippery and the trains didn't ride and stuff like that and it was all smutty and grey. It's either that, or it's a few inches of white snow, but that's not enough to do anything fun with it. And it's just weird, a few months of snow and then all of a sudden it's 17 degrees celsius for 3 days and then all of a sudden temperatures go down and it starts snowing again!

Aah I hate spiders. We live in an old house so we've got plenty. I just kill them with some tissues. I hate those spiders that jump though. I once tried to slap one, but it jumped on me! 

9 March 2013
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Let me tell you a story about spiders.

First, let me tell you about an old set of encyclopedias someone gave me.  I found an apartment to rent for a very cheap price, with one stipulation, that the owner could use the main area to give piano lessons 3 times a week.  When she finally wanted to move back in (she had broken up with the man she thought she was going to marry), I had to find a new place to live.  During the time I lived there, she had left a few of her things there -- including this entire set of old encyclopedias, about 50 volumes. 

While packing, and while she was bringing her stuff back in, she offered to give me the whole set, as she didn't want them anymore. 

At my new apartment, I would pick up the odd volume (this was before Google for me) to read random stuff about history.  But soon I tired of the encyclopedia and they were just taking up space. 

In the meantime, I noticed that large spiders would appear out of nowhere, and they would just pause in the middle of the floor.  They were a type of spider, I guess, that instead of scattering off when you approach, they just froze in place, hoping you wouldn't notice.  Since I no longer wanted the encyclopedias, I took one volume, poised it above a spider that had paused on the floor, and just dropped it flat on top.  It was so effective, it didn't even leave any stain on the floor -- the smashed spider was completely stuck on the volume.  I would then take the volume in very gingerly fashion out to the dumpster.  Over the course of several weeks, I must have done this about 20 or 30 times -- that's how many spiders must have been lurking in that apartment.

I stayed in that apartment for several years after that time -- and I never saw another spider again!

 

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9 March 2013
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I don't really like killing things, like if there's a bug in my house, I catch them and then put them outside (which is really difficult when it's the type of bug that flies), but with spiders and centipedes, I can't even look at them, so I get somebody else and tell them to kill it. 

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10 March 2013
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I don't kill insect-eating creatures when I spot them in the house.

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10 March 2013
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unknown said
I don't really like killing things, like if there's a bug in my house, I catch them and then put them outside (which is really difficult when it's the type of bug that flies), but with spiders and centipedes, I can't even look at them, so I get somebody else and tell them to kill it. 

 

Me, too. I freak out whenever there's a centipede in the room. I'm not as scared of spiders, though. And I'll never, ever be able to kill a bug. I just can't. I don't even slap at mosquitoes.

On a completely different note...

For those of you in England, you probably know this, but... My fellow Americans, did you know that there are NO SKUNKS IN ENGLAND?! I just found out yesterday. My friend's mother told a story about her husband's British cousin who came to America, and upon smelling a skunk, exclaimed, "WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!?" very loudly (hence the capital letters). I don't actually mind the smell, but if you do... move to England! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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10 March 2013
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I bought a record player yesterday..  and I am in FREAKING HEAVEN.  There really is nothing like listening to old music the way it was released  at the time.  I love the crackle of the record as it plays....  a-hard-days-night-john-6  I am on the cusp of a generation that still used them, they are the first way I listened to music when I was a kid.  My dad left me all of his records.  Some good ones I own are:  Jimi Hendrix-Are You Experienced and Electric Lady land, Then Rolling Stones-December's Children, More Hot Rocks, and Hot Rocks 1964-1971.   My Beatles collection so far consists of:  "The Beatles-Again, The White Album, and then the two compilations 1962-1966, and 1967-70.  I just bought "Let it Be... Naked" to celebrate.  Oh, and I also have RAM and Imagine, but I can't find Imagine right now..  it's somewhere in this place, but where..  paul-mccartney

 

I am considering just buying the vinyl box set when I get my tax return.  Anybody own it?  Any thoughts?  I know it's a better deal than buying them all singly, which I would do over time.  

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10 March 2013
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Gerell said
I don't kill insect-eating creatures when I spot them in the house.

People often tell me, when I express my arachnophobia, "Well, they eat pesky insects".

My rejoinder is, "I wish there existed an insect that ate spiders!"  I would love to keep those as pets in my house!a-hard-days-night-george-10

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10 March 2013
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There is RAIN in my forecast - only 10 days away!!!

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10 March 2013
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Egroeg Evoli said
For those of you in England, you probably know this, but... My fellow Americans, did you know that there are NO SKUNKS IN ENGLAND?! I just found out yesterday.  a-hard-days-night-george-10

I once discovered something interesting about two different parts of America.  I temporarily moved from Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachusetts.  In Seattle, there are squirrels everywhere, in public parks and sometimes in the streets and sidewalks and people's yards -- but I never saw a chipmunk in my life (only on cartoons).

In Boston it was the reverse:  no squirrels anywhere, and chipmunks everywhere!  It was so exotic for me to see chipmunks as common as pigeons all over the place!

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10 March 2013
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Zig said
There is RAIN in my forecast - only 10 days away!!!

 

In 13 days, I'm going to see the Fab Faux. They're probably not as good as Rain, but they're still good. They're going to perform a mixed set, and then all of Abbey Road. I'm excited!!! :)

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10 March 2013
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Funny Paper said

Egroeg Evoli said
For those of you in England, you probably know this, but... My fellow Americans, did you know that there are NO SKUNKS IN ENGLAND?! I just found out yesterday.  a-hard-days-night-george-10

I once discovered something interesting about two different parts of America.  I temporarily moved from Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachusetts.  In Seattle, there are squirrels everywhere, in public parks and sometimes in the streets and sidewalks and people's yards -- but I never saw a chipmunk in my life (only on cartoons).

In Boston it was the reverse:  no squirrels anywhere, and chipmunks everywhere!  It was so exotic for me to see chipmunks as common as pigeons all over the place!

 

That would be interesting to see. I've only seen a real chipmunk once or twice, not counting pictures, of course.

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LongHairedLady said
I bought a record player yesterday..  and I am in FREAKING HEAVEN.  There really is nothing like listening to old music the way it was released  at the time.  I love the crackle of the record as it plays....  a-hard-days-night-john-6 

 

 

Back in the 90s, I bought a CD of an old classical music master of the early 20th century, violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler, Kreisler plays Kreisler.  Instead of being remastered, the recordings were reproduced from being played on an old record player, probaby from the 1930s.  That dusty old sound fits his music:

 

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