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  1. My wife's boss is has been pushing to get her back into the office, even though she maybe came in once a month before shit hit the fan, she doesn't work with anybody in our time zone, much less at our site (her boss is two time zones away), and she was diagnosed with cancer five years ago. Fortunately the need to keep the folks that do the actual work on site means top level management isn't messing around and has hardcore rules on who can and cannot go in. She's not setting foot in in the place this year.
  2. I enjoyed the guys that showed up at Gettysburg to prevent the imaginary Antifa flag burning, particularly the ones that showed up waving the Confederate flag. Some folks are irony deficient.
  3. My son has a favorite stuffed rabbit. Because he's inherited an inability to name things from both of his parents, the rabbit's name is Bunny. Anyway, he's decided that July 8 is Bunny's birthday. Over the last week this has somehow become a bigger and bigger deal. A few days ago my wife and I looked at each other and said "we're going to have to take the day off, aren't we". So we are. I felt kind of silly at first, but at this point fuck it. He's had a crappy year like most kids. He's an only kid of two only kids, and he's been stuck at home with only his two parents that still somehow have to do their full time jobs. He's barely seen any of his friends since March. He probably won't go back to daycare, and will likely not ever see most of the kids he's been in class with for four years again. In normal circumstances I would never take a vacation day for this. But this thing is making him happier than he's been in months, so hell yes I'm going to take the day off for the rabbit's birthday.
  4. Sometimes you get weirdly good food experiences. Our cafeteria at work is decent in general, but the make AMAZING fried chicken. The patient/family hotel attached to the MD Anderson hospital in Houston has really good fried chicken as well. Actually, their room service in general is good, which is weird because the hotel restaurant is putrid.
  5. We don't have Krogers here for some reason. East Texas has them, though. My main memory of them that doesn't involve cheap alcohol is the grey meat.
  6. Did they have slime in the ice machine?
  7. So apparently there's a push to get out governor to resign over the exploding covid count. You'd think anybody trying that would google "Texas Lieutenant Governor" beforehand, and then think again.
  8. I still have a dynasty going on my PS2. Can't remember if it's 2003 or 2004. Most years my strong safety wins the Heisman, with my fullback as the runner up.
  9. Since the count is that high, they have to follow what the state says. Unfortunately, the state is Texas. Should just rename the place Trumpsylvania. There isn't an actual owner here (it's run as a nonprofit by the neighborhood association, catering to a bunch of engineer's kids). That doesn't make the rest of what you said wrong, though.
  10. Knew somebody that mistook superglue for her contact solution. Somehow it didn’t turn out quite as horrifying as it sounds my sons daycare is now officially a cluster in every sense of the word. They assigned 4 teachers as a cleaning crew school wide. All 4 now have Covid. 9 teachers/staff (probably 1/4 of the total), one kid and at least one parent have tested positive. They think they’ll be able to reopen a week from today. Yeah.
  11. And food related, I may be the only person on the planet that has never tasted coffee. Can't get past the smell. Coffee beans smell good to me, but the smell of roasted coffee is thoroughly repulsive. I can't go within a few hundred feet of a Starbucks.
  12. You've got to think positively. Our current guy probably isn't as dumb as the previous one. And that guy probably wasn't as dumb as the one before him. At this rate in about 50 years we might actually elect someone with a functioning brain.
  13. Not quite college, but high school football practices have fired up here in Texas. Unsurprisingly, with our exploding Covid rates, quite a few schools have already had to shut down due to positive tests. Last I heard, the count here in town was four schools that have been hit.
  14. I'm late to the party Barbecue - Anytime the first thing I hear about a barbecue place is the sauce, that's my cue to avoid like the plague. I spend about 1/4 of my childhood in Lockhart, Texas, where my parents grew up. I remember years ago somebody on here somebody commenting something like "the locals will beat you to death if you ask for sauce", about one of the places there. I don't even remember them having it at all when I was a kid. Black's, the place I usually get, didn't put it on their counter till maybe 10 years ago. As a result, I just can't do sauce. It just ruins the barbecue for me. Cheese - I'm another one that can't do it, mostly. I can eat cheese on pizza. That's it. (And now don't eat pizza due to celiac. Anybody that claims there is no bad pizza needs to eat more gluten free pizza). It's mostly smell, followed by texture. I have to leave the house while my wife is making queso, and the smell of a cheeseburger will make me retch. seafood - Love all of it. I will willingly risk anaplylactic shock to eat shrimp (I've only had it happen once, with 3 or 4 other times where I took my meds before the reaction got that bad). Gonna eat some for lunch today.
  15. Multiple cases of Covid in my son's daycare now. This is gonna be the thing that finally drags me onto facebook - to keep track of what the school sends out. Unrelated thing - am I a terrible person for enjoying pictures of those New Mexico militia douchebags on their knees?
  16. I'm amazed that I got to this point, but I genuinely don't give a shit if they have a season or not. My favorite show growing up was This Week in Baseball. I spent more time practicing/playing baseball in high school than I did in school. It's been a long process, going back at least to 1994, but I just don't care anymore. If they play this year, I might show my T-ball age son a game or two to point out how things work, but that's about it. The bastards have worn me down.
  17. I'd actually forgotten he did that. He just struck me as a likely suspect. Also, imagine if that tweet came out this week, instead of when it did.
  18. Wonder which coach gets fired over doing something stupid/being a racist dirtbag first. I'm guessing, I dunno, Mike Leach?
  19. Ugh, GTA4 Never been more disappointed in a game. Took themselves too seriously, and decided they were making The Wire instead of, you know, a game. Also, I have to wipe out a decent sized town to get to one guy, then I'm supposed to have a moral conflict over what to do with him. Sure. Never played the expansions to 4. I got them both as a Christmas present, and didn't bother with it for at least a year. There was never a chance I'd play the Lost expansion. Trevor game me exactly what I needed Lost wise in his first GTA 5 mission. Finally fired up the Gay Tony expansion one day and found the disk was flawed and I couldn't start the first mission. Figured that was just as well and went on to something else. GTA5 story mode is nothing special, but the basic game mechanics are far more fun than GTA4 and playing online with the DVDVR crew made the story mode just about irrelevant.
  20. Took less than two weeks after my son's daycare reopened for them to get their first covid case. Fantastic. We hadn't sent him back yet, at least.
  21. Who knew that putting racist ass Williamson County sheriffs on tv would be a bad idea? And the idea that they erased the Javier Ambler tape is insane Wilco sheriffs have been awful forever. Only police racism issue I’ve witnessed with my own two eyes was those guys at work back in high school.
  22. When I was 17 I got pulled over in a small town that is surrounded by Austin but technically separate. It's wealthy and at least back then was whiter than white. I was passing through late at night on my way to drop my girlfriend off, and got caught maybe 10 miles over the speed limit. The cop was, and I'm being generous here, an idiot. Tried to tell me I didn't have a driver's license because I had a dual motorcycle/driver's license. After about 30 minutes of bullshit he gave up, ticketed me for speeding, and pissed off. When I got back in the truck, my girlfriend's first words were something like "Damn, I though you two were gonna get in a fight". Apparently I must've been pretty aggressive in my arguments, probably stupidly so. I've thought about that night a lot the last two weeks, and how it might've gone differently if I hadn't been the stereotypical all American white kid with a blonde girl in the passenger seat. Now I've got a five year old son who is going to need the Hispanic version of talk at some point, probably with the additional "you're giant, and people are afraid of folks your size" bit. I'll do part of it, but as my wife pointed out last night some of it needs to come from somebody has experienced the things I never will.
  23. Reminds me of one of my favorite non-dvdvr message board threads. In particular this - “if plan a is to take multiple .338 shots to the back, you really need to come up with a plan b”
  24. Fuck SI now and forever. My aunt (a failed model who succeeded in a second career of marrying rich guys) was married to the chairman of the board of Time-Life back in the 80s and 90s. Remember those awful commercials hawking SI subscriptions back then? The ones where they'd be hyping some awful giveaway that came with the subscription ("it's a shoe, it's a phone. holy shit, it's a shoe phone!). Well, guess what I got for Christmas/birthday every year.
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