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First of all, my brother scream-sneezes. His sneezes make mine seem like tiny kitten sneezes. I can hear his sneezes from the other side of the house with all doors between closed and my headphones on at top volume.

Second, he hates sneezing. (WTF kind of fascist sociopath hates sneezing? Do not trust anyone who hates sneezing.)

Third, he has a low tolerance level for annoyances, and sneezing even once annoys the crap out of him.

So a few minutes ago he sneezed THREE TIMES in a row! Of course that enraged him and caused him to curse loudly, as if any potential fourth sneezes who thought they were going to have a turn would just march right the fuck back to wherever sneezes come from. Like the potential sneezes all huddled together in mortal fear of coming out and fully self realizing. Because he yelled at them to GOD DAMMIT STOP IT. I believe a fourth sneeze would have made him burn the damn house down.
 

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First of all, my brother scream-sneezes. His sneezes make mine seem like tiny kitten sneezes. I can hear his sneezes from the other side of the house with all doors between closed and my headphones on at top volume.

Second, he hates sneezing. (WTF kind of fascist sociopath hates sneezing? Do not trust anyone who hates sneezing.)

Third, he has a low tolerance level for annoyances, and sneezing even once annoys the crap out of him.

So a few minutes ago he sneezed THREE TIMES in a row! Of course that enraged him and caused him to curse loudly, as if any potential fourth sneezes who thought they were going to have a turn would just march right the fuck back to wherever sneezes come from. Like the potential sneezes all huddled together in mortal fear of coming out and fully self realizing. Because he yelled at them to GOD DAMMIT STOP IT. I believe a fourth sneeze would have made him burn the damn house down.

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Oldest son moved out, like, ten or twelve years ago. Followed a girl to Florida. Then moved to Georgia. Then enlisted. Now married in Virginia.

Shortly after he left, we replaced the back door. Took the opportunity to change allthe locks. Up to then took three keys to get inside. Now just one.
Talkest son planning to move out, moving into an apartment downtown. Wanted to negotiate when to turn in his key, so he could pack, clean, store some stuff. Found out all this time, he thought we changed the locks to keep Oldest out after he left.

Um, no. You can still come over. You're five minutes away. We might even ask you to water the plants or something... We do not shout, "That's it for him, then!" once you're past the corner. Jeez.
 

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First of all, my brother scream-sneezes. His sneezes make mine seem like tiny kitten sneezes. I can hear his sneezes from the other side of the house with all doors between closed and my headphones on at top volume.

Second, he hates sneezing. (WTF kind of fascist sociopath hates sneezing? Do not trust anyone who hates sneezing.)

Third, he has a low tolerance level for annoyances, and sneezing even once annoys the crap out of him.

So a few minutes ago he sneezed THREE TIMES in a row! Of course that enraged him and caused him to curse loudly, as if any potential fourth sneezes who thought they were going to have a turn would just march right the fuck back to wherever sneezes come from. Like the potential sneezes all huddled together in mortal fear of coming out and fully self realizing. Because he yelled at them to GOD DAMMIT STOP IT. I believe a fourth sneeze would have made him burn the damn house down.

My father, who has been gone since 1995, was of the generation that always carried a handkerchief, and I remember that he always sneezed three times. Never only one, only two, nor right on to four. Just one of those things that I miss. It seems to me that while many people sneeze once, for most it seems two is the number, a primer and a finish. For me, if I catch a draft across my body, like after getting out of the shower, I will start a sneezing jag that will go on for 10-20 sneezes . . . much to the annoyance of my family. I also have solar sneeze reflex. In college, one semester I took a particular path to my first period class every morning and rounded the corner of the same building into the sun and every day sneezed at the exact same spot on the walk every single sunny day.
 

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OK,
First of all, my brother scream-sneezes. His sneezes make mine seem like tiny kitten sneezes. I can hear his sneezes from the other side of the house with all doors between closed and my headphones on at top volume.

Second, he hates sneezing. (WTF kind of fascist sociopath hates sneezing? Do not trust anyone who hates sneezing.)

Third, he has a low tolerance level for annoyances, and sneezing even once annoys the crap out of him.

So a few minutes ago he sneezed THREE TIMES in a row! Of course that enraged him and caused him to curse loudly, as if any potential fourth sneezes who thought they were going to have a turn would just march right the fuck back to wherever sneezes come from. Like the potential sneezes all huddled together in mortal fear of coming out and fully self realizing. Because he yelled at them to GOD DAMMIT STOP IT. I believe a fourth sneeze would have made him burn the damn house down.

My father, who has been gone since 1995, was of the generation that always carried a handkerchief, and I remember that he always sneezed three times. Never only one, only two, nor right on to four. Just one of those things that I miss. It seems to me that while many people sneeze once, for most it seems two is the number, a primer and a finish. For me, if I catch a draft across my body, like after getting out of the shower, I will start a sneezing jag that will go on for 10-20 sneezes . . . much to the annoyance of my family. I also have solar sneeze reflex. In college, one semester I took a particular path to my first period class every morning and rounded the corner of the same building into the sun and every day sneezed at the exact same spot on the walk every single sunny day.
I get sun sneezes, too.
 

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So, it occurs to me that i could probably cook popcorn in my air fryer, in the rotating drum. My son suggested there's probably a Youtube showing this.

Oh, god.

I just want amount, prep, temp and time. Oil, yes or no.

I don't care if Columbus ever had popcorn or how you could know.

I don't care how you incorporated Corn Maiden to your D&D campaign or what her clerics sacrifice to her.

And, really, i don't want to sit through the experiments that produced suboptimal results. It's kind of interesting, but really, I'm peckish and if you just give me 'this is the best' i'll take your word for it.

I watched on tutorial on the drum. The guy opened the air fryer, showed where the drum went, how to install it. Then he shows how to 'start' cooking. Never actually put any FOOD in the oven. Certainly not popcorn. Google misled me.
"We need to make sure it's plugged in." Camera shakily moves to the plug in the wall, showing the cord is seated. But... But when you opened the fucking oven, the little LIGHT CAME ON! How do you think that happens if IT'S NOT PLUGGED IN?!?!?! You MORON!

Son leans out of his bedroom door on the 2nd floor to tell me, "You sound like Grandpa watching a football game."
Huh. Well, on the screen, the oven door is down, and the track for the rotating drum is clearly visible. "So, yeah. The receives is WIDE OPEN."

"Yeah, that's it."
 

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Someone who plays piano professionally is a pianist.

Thus someone who races professionally is a racist.
 

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So, doing the shopping on Sunday.
One thing on the list is Thyme. Fresh stuff, not dried.
The store has no Thyme in the Produce section.
Do i need to go to another store? I check the menu at the top of the shopping list (which we put there for just this exact reason). No. The person cooking with thyme isn't making their dish until Thursday.
Out loud, i say, "It can wait, i have plenty of-" Wouldn't say it. Was not going to say that out loud.
Got home, unpacking groceries. Mentioned to the wife that there was no fresh Thyme in Produce. "It's okay," she nods. "We have plenty of..." Stopped. Our eyes locked. But before i could say, "HA! You won't say it, either!" she said, "A surplus of temporal interval remaining."
 

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So, doing the shopping on Sunday.
One thing on the list is Thyme. Fresh stuff, not dried.
The store has no Thyme in the Produce section.
Do i need to go to another store? I check the menu at the top of the shopping list (which we put there for just this exact reason). No. The person cooking with thyme isn't making their dish until Thursday.
Out loud, i say, "It can wait, i have plenty of-" Wouldn't say it. Was not going to say that out loud.
Got home, unpacking groceries. Mentioned to the wife that there was no fresh Thyme in Produce. "It's okay," she nods. "We have plenty of..." Stopped. Our eyes locked. But before i could say, "HA! You won't say it, either!" she said, "A surplus of temporal interval remaining."
A sage decision from you both.
 

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So, doing the shopping on Sunday.
One thing on the list is Thyme. Fresh stuff, not dried.
The store has no Thyme in the Produce section.
Do i need to go to another store? I check the menu at the top of the shopping list (which we put there for just this exact reason). No. The person cooking with thyme isn't making their dish until Thursday.
Out loud, i say, "It can wait, i have plenty of-" Wouldn't say it. Was not going to say that out loud.
Got home, unpacking groceries. Mentioned to the wife that there was no fresh Thyme in Produce. "It's okay," she nods. "We have plenty of..." Stopped. Our eyes locked. But before i could say, "HA! You won't say it, either!" she said, "A surplus of temporal interval remaining."
A sage decision from you both.
Oh, cumin!
 

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So, doing the shopping on Sunday.
One thing on the list is Thyme. Fresh stuff, not dried.
The store has no Thyme in the Produce section.
Do i need to go to another store? I check the menu at the top of the shopping list (which we put there for just this exact reason). No. The person cooking with thyme isn't making their dish until Thursday.
Out loud, i say, "It can wait, i have plenty of-" Wouldn't say it. Was not going to say that out loud.
Got home, unpacking groceries. Mentioned to the wife that there was no fresh Thyme in Produce. "It's okay," she nods. "We have plenty of..." Stopped. Our eyes locked. But before i could say, "HA! You won't say it, either!" she said, "A surplus of temporal interval remaining."
A sage decision from you both.
Oh, cumin!
Well, we are both old salts...
 

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I waa in the SCA for a couple of years. I thought the kingdom i was in had a remarkable number of...kinky members. Something about the college and Navy base proximity, i thought. But.... much becomes clear...
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From a missing persons bulletin. How are we to tell this one from all the others? There's 50 of these at Trader Joe's as we speak.
" described as a white male with a light complexion, 5’9” in height, 170 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing dark navy Northface jacket, khaki pants and blue sneakers."
 

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So, doing the shopping on Sunday.
One thing on the list is Thyme. Fresh stuff, not dried.
The store has no Thyme in the Produce section.
Do i need to go to another store? I check the menu at the top of the shopping list (which we put there for just this exact reason). No. The person cooking with thyme isn't making their dish until Thursday.
Out loud, i say, "It can wait, i have plenty of-" Wouldn't say it. Was not going to say that out loud.
Got home, unpacking groceries. Mentioned to the wife that there was no fresh Thyme in Produce. "It's okay," she nods. "We have plenty of..." Stopped. Our eyes locked. But before i could say, "HA! You won't say it, either!" she said, "A surplus of temporal interval remaining."
You could, as you probably know, get better results with herbs freshly grown yourself than with store bought; And of course, the absolute best quality of all is if you have a friend or neighbour who grows them fresh, and provides them to you as a gift.

As any chef will tell you, There's no thyme like the present.
 

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Coworker had a gastrointestinal event today.
While he was gone, his 5 year old son picked up the headphones and joined the Teams meeting.

We learned LOTS of stuff.

Dragons are t-rex colored.
Dinosaurs say 'ROAR!' (And you cannot pussyfoot the roar. If you say, "Dinos roar, huh," you will be corrdcted until you ROAR!)
Dinos have tails.
Big tails.
Bigger than that.
And NOT cat tails.
Yes, there wwre cat dinosaurs. They ate the dinosaur mice.
We sent a text to our supervisor, 'bet you a pizza our meeting is WAY more fun than anything happening in your boring-ass start-of-work briefing. She sadly agreed even before hearing the list of topics.
Learned that J's mic is pretty sensitive, it can pick up a mom asking 'Who you talking to, sport?' even clear out in the kitchen.

We should have timed it. Mom can move FAST at the reply, 'The meeting people.'
 

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I went out on some errands. Prescriptions, mail, breakfast.
Son has to go out, asked me how the roads were. "A negligible amount of snow," i said. He nodded, grabbed his keys. Paused at the door.
"You're from Idaho. I was born in Florida. I ask again, how are the roads?"
"About three inches, plowed but not really clear, yet. Take it slow, watch for idiots think 4-wheel drive is invincible, brake carefully."
"Gotcha."
 

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I went out on some errands. Prescriptions, mail, breakfast.
Son has to go out, asked me how the roads were. "A negligible amount of snow," i said. He nodded, grabbed his keys. Paused at the door.
"You're from Idaho. I was born in Florida. I ask again, how are the roads?"
"About three inches, plowed but not really clear, yet. Take it slow, watch for idiots think 4-wheel drive is invincible, brake carefully."
"Gotcha."
When I went down to Detroit during that storm, all the vehicles off the road were 4/all wheel drive trucks and SUVs. Driven by morons.
 

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Coworker had a gastrointestinal event today.
While he was gone, his 5 year old son picked up the headphones and joined the Teams meeting.

We learned LOTS of stuff.

Dragons are t-rex colored.
Dinosaurs say 'ROAR!' (And you cannot pussyfoot the roar. If you say, "Dinos roar, huh," you will be corrdcted until you ROAR!)
Dinos have tails.
Big tails.
Bigger than that.
And NOT cat tails.
Yes, there wwre cat dinosaurs. They ate the dinosaur mice.
We sent a text to our supervisor, 'bet you a pizza our meeting is WAY more fun than anything happening in your boring-ass start-of-work briefing. She sadly agreed even before hearing the list of topics.
Learned that J's mic is pretty sensitive, it can pick up a mom asking 'Who you talking to, sport?' even clear out in the kitchen.

We should have timed it. Mom can move FAST at the reply, 'The meeting people.'
This makes me think that a Ratosaur probably didn't ROAR but crept around saying "here kitty, kitty, kitty".
 

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He asked for a board, why did you send him a whole pile of them??
If Spock was at the console, it would have been one board. "It is exactly what you requested Captain. I have remarked on your enunciation over the communicator."

McCoy would have sent a 2x4. "That's not exactly a board, though?"
"Well, I'm a surgeon, not a carpenter!"

Scotty had the idea three years ago, and has been collecting lumber ever since, waiting for Kirk to use the exact straight line. "One to beam up," or "Beam us up," or "Beam me directly to sick bay!" Finally, he gets the right chance, winks at the other two....energizes.
 

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He asked for a board, why did you send him a whole pile of them??
If Spock was at the console, it would have been one board. "It is exactly what you requested Captain. I have remarked on your enunciation over the communicator."

McCoy would have sent a 2x4. "That's not exactly a board, though?"
"Well, I'm a surgeon, not a carpenter!"

Scotty had the idea three years ago, and has been collecting lumber ever since, waiting for Kirk to use the exact straight line. "One to beam up," or "Beam us up," or "Beam me directly to sick bay!" Finally, he gets the right chance, winks at the other two....energizes.
Not to mention it's always better to have choices.
 

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He asked for a board, why did you send him a whole pile of them??
If Spock was at the console, it would have been one board. "It is exactly what you requested Captain. I have remarked on your enunciation over the communicator."

McCoy would have sent a 2x4. "That's not exactly a board, though?"
"Well, I'm a surgeon, not a carpenter!"

Scotty had the idea three years ago, and has been collecting lumber ever since, waiting for Kirk to use the exact straight line. "One to beam up," or "Beam us up," or "Beam me directly to sick bay!" Finally, he gets the right chance, winks at the other two....energizes.
Not to mention it's always better to have choices.
So, a smorgas-board?
 

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He asked for a board, why did you send him a whole pile of them??
If Spock was at the console, it would have been one board. "It is exactly what you requested Captain. I have remarked on your enunciation over the communicator."

McCoy would have sent a 2x4. "That's not exactly a board, though?"
"Well, I'm a surgeon, not a carpenter!"

Scotty had the idea three years ago, and has been collecting lumber ever since, waiting for Kirk to use the exact straight line. "One to beam up," or "Beam us up," or "Beam me directly to sick bay!" Finally, he gets the right chance, winks at the other two....energizes.
Not to mention it's always better to have choices.
So, a smorgas-board?
Or Lowes.
 

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As a self described TOS nerd, why am I having trouble figuring out which episodes those pix are from? I must be getting old and forgetful. Also seems to be a bit out of character for Spock to be laughing and showing emotion (unless he's under the influence of spores, etc)
I was wondering that as well. It's two different episodes fer sure. Not sure which one the Kirk shots came from, but I do vaguely remember Spock getting intoxicated and all silly... spores perhaps, or it may have been the water.
 

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As a self described TOS nerd, why am I having trouble figuring out which episodes those pix are from? I must be getting old and forgetful. Also seems to be a bit out of character for Spock to be laughing and showing emotion (unless he's under the influence of spores, etc)
Probably not from an episode. More likely a shot by an on-set photographer.
 

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As a self described TOS nerd, why am I having trouble figuring out which episodes those pix are from? I must be getting old and forgetful. Also seems to be a bit out of character for Spock to be laughing and showing emotion (unless he's under the influence of spores, etc)
Probably not from an episode. More likely a shot by an on-set photographer.
Yup, probably from an out take.
 

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As a self described TOS nerd, why am I having trouble figuring out which episodes those pix are from? I must be getting old and forgetful. Also seems to be a bit out of character for Spock to be laughing and showing emotion (unless he's under the influence of spores, etc)
I was wondering that as well. It's two different episodes fer sure. Not sure which one the Kirk shots came from, but I do vaguely remember Spock getting intoxicated and all silly... spores perhaps, or it may have been the water.
My guess would be that the lumber was photoshopped in for that image and the image with the laughter was an outtake from some episode.
 

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As a self described TOS nerd, why am I having trouble figuring out which episodes those pix are from? I must be getting old and forgetful. Also seems to be a bit out of character for Spock to be laughing and showing emotion (unless he's under the influence of spores, etc)
It took me a while, but the boards are from Builder's Calculator website.

Don't know anything about those star wars extras on the background though.
 

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As a self described TOS nerd, why am I having trouble figuring out which episodes those pix are from? I must be getting old and forgetful. Also seems to be a bit out of character for Spock to be laughing and showing emotion (unless he's under the influence of spores, etc)
It took me a while, but the boards are from Builder's Calculator website.

Don't know anything about those star wars extras on the background though.
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