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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I did this for you
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:59:27 am »
As an addendum to my post, I have a hard time getting rid of something if someone else gave it to me as a gift. It could be completely useless, but then it becomes a memento of both myself and the giver at the time it passed into my possession. It takes on, for lack of a better term, a spirit. It's ridiculous, because it's just a thing. But even if it's utterly useless it might still make you smirk from time to time. I don't want more of that. I'd feel bad if I ever had to get rid of it, but the fact is what I want at this point in life is stuff I need: Socks. Beer. Kitchen tools. I bought myself a measuring cup and I was annoyed, because it was becoming necessary for me to buy a measuring cup, and I didn't want to have to buy it. If someone bought me that instead of some sort of, I dunno, a little dragon statue, it would have been really helpful. Sure dragons are cool and they were my high school mascot, but what am I going to do with a bunch of little dragon statuettes? Actually, I might make that a thing now. If you get me something useful, I'm going to do or make something with it for the both of us and we can have a fun time with it. Get me a sack of turnips and I'll make dinner. Get me a bottle of cheap vodka and we'll try to find ways to make it taste good together.  Get me some sort of biological tool, and we'll do an experiment. Unless it's socks. Can't really share something like that. You can, but you probably don't want to.
*SNIP*
Polite people suffer the most under this kind of attack, complete and utter bastards do fine.
You are too polite.
Be the bastard you were born to be.
The Rage is there, you've just misplaced it. (hint: it is in the annoyance bin.)

I recognize that, but I'm not annoyed that they got me something useless. I just get annoyed that they didn't get me something useful. I'm happy that they were thoughtful enough to think of me and say Kevin would get a kick out of this- and I do. But when I need an implement, I'm like, wish Santa got me one of those.
so they are acting like meth-dealers then.
They give you something that gives you a fleeting mental/emotional 'kick' that has very long lasting negative effects.
The lack of potatomasher will come back to haunt you until you pay to have that problem fixed (not unlike paying for a psychiatrist) while the kick you get out of the dragon lasts at most a day and you will have to lug it with you everytime you move. insure it against damage, protect it from accidents and theft and all in all be a mayor drain on your resources.

The analogy is a bit strong but I see where you're coming from.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I did this for you
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:45:37 am »
As an addendum to my post, I have a hard time getting rid of something if someone else gave it to me as a gift. It could be completely useless, but then it becomes a memento of both myself and the giver at the time it passed into my possession. It takes on, for lack of a better term, a spirit. It's ridiculous, because it's just a thing. But even if it's utterly useless it might still make you smirk from time to time. I don't want more of that. I'd feel bad if I ever had to get rid of it, but the fact is what I want at this point in life is stuff I need: Socks. Beer. Kitchen tools. I bought myself a measuring cup and I was annoyed, because it was becoming necessary for me to buy a measuring cup, and I didn't want to have to buy it. If someone bought me that instead of some sort of, I dunno, a little dragon statue, it would have been really helpful. Sure dragons are cool and they were my high school mascot, but what am I going to do with a bunch of little dragon statuettes? Actually, I might make that a thing now. If you get me something useful, I'm going to do or make something with it for the both of us and we can have a fun time with it. Get me a sack of turnips and I'll make dinner. Get me a bottle of cheap vodka and we'll try to find ways to make it taste good together.  Get me some sort of biological tool, and we'll do an experiment. Unless it's socks. Can't really share something like that. You can, but you probably don't want to.
*SNIP*
Polite people suffer the most under this kind of attack, complete and utter bastards do fine.
You are too polite.
Be the bastard you were born to be.
The Rage is there, you've just misplaced it. (hint: it is in the annoyance bin.)

I recognize that, but I'm not annoyed that they got me something useless. I just get annoyed that they didn't get me something useful. I'm happy that they were thoughtful enough to think of me and say Kevin would get a kick out of this- and I do. But when I need an implement, I'm like, wish Santa got me one of those.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I did this for you
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:10:42 am »
As an addendum to my post, I have a hard time getting rid of something if someone else gave it to me as a gift. It could be completely useless, but then it becomes a memento of both myself and the giver at the time it passed into my possession. It takes on, for lack of a better term, a spirit. It's ridiculous, because it's just a thing. But even if it's utterly useless it might still make you smirk from time to time. I don't want more of that. I'd feel bad if I ever had to get rid of it, but the fact is what I want at this point in life is stuff I need: Socks. Beer. Kitchen tools. I bought myself a measuring cup and I was annoyed, because it was becoming necessary for me to buy a measuring cup, and I didn't want to have to buy it. If someone bought me that instead of some sort of, I dunno, a little dragon statue, it would have been really helpful. Sure dragons are cool and they were my high school mascot, but what am I going to do with a bunch of little dragon statuettes? Actually, I might make that a thing now. If you get me something useful, I'm going to do or make something with it for the both of us and we can have a fun time with it. Get me a sack of turnips and I'll make dinner. Get me a bottle of cheap vodka and we'll try to find ways to make it taste good together.  Get me some sort of biological tool, and we'll do an experiment. Unless it's socks. Can't really share something like that. You can, but you probably don't want to.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I did this for you
« on: September 26, 2014, 01:45:57 am »
When my birthday or Christmas or something rolls around, and people ask what I want I invariably say something practical or a Guinness with me at the pub, or some other consumable. The reason for this is that I have too much trinkety stuff as it is. I accept it, I like it, I keep it, but it would fit into the unwanted category. Sometimes it's even a really thoughtful gift, and I love it, but chances are I never would have thought to ask for it or anything. I'm more than happy with a thing of new socks or some kitchen stuff. Stuff I might actually need and won't kinda sit on a shelf looking pretty.

Maybe having moved around a bit and hating the process, as well as being a student and underemployed has an effect on that.

So, I'll thank the person and mean it, and then wonder where to put it, and how I'm eventually going to transport it to wherever I live next. Villager's kinda getting used to the idea at this point. She got me a potato masher for my birthday this year.

Can you believe that? I've been living in this place since 3 summers ago, and that whole time without a potato masher.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:51:59 am »


Me and new pup, 4 weeks old.

Dawwwwwww.


Also as a side note my goatee is back and I'm not happy enough with my gut to go around shirtless without a damn good reason (like trying not to get hair all over my shirt)

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: September 26, 2014, 12:41:57 am »
I realized a few days ago that I'm starting to look middle aged. Not necessarily "old," but mature. I mean, I've been going gray now for years, so yeah, I am pretty gray at 32, but my face is starting to catch up. I'm not particularly upset about it, nor do I plan on lying about my age, because it's pointless and just an observation.

Greyness is surprisingly common at our age, or so I'm noticing. I have a grey here and there, as does Villager, but a couple of friends are noticeably going grey. It's especially jarring if I haven't seen one in a little while, and then it hits me and I ask, Jesus, did we really get here that fast? No one warned us our hair would be 45 years old 15 years early.

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I'm still alive. Just as a heads up.

It's possible that I'm going to be mostly gone for the next month. School. Hope all is well.

yo

Howdy!

Excellent timing that Twid.

How's that?

I'm still alive. Just as a heads up.

It's possible that I'm going to be mostly gone for the next month. School. Hope all is well.

Greetings Twid! Glad to hear that the living is still happening!

Has your term started yet? Mine starts on Monday and I'm sceert. Hoping I didn't bite off more than I can chew this term. Also hoping my boyfriend puts up with not seeing me more than once a week for the next three months, poor thing.

Yeah, had two tests this week. I'm playing hookey today. Well, not exactly, I'm still going to work, just not Cell Bio. Pretty sure I did poorly on the physics test. Our professor is an odd guy who told us straight out that some of the problems on every test are basically there to stress us out, but they're nonsense. So he's trolling us, we just don't know when. I suppose we're supposed to know.

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I'm still alive. Just as a heads up.

It's possible that I'm going to be mostly gone for the next month. School. Hope all is well.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: All I Have to Say
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:59:16 am »
Feel free to give me a buzz whenever you need. If I don't get a chance to pick up, I'll call you back when I see it. Not sure what happened, but I'm going through a bit of who am I stuff myself.

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One must be very sure to pray to Eris.

Then, that person must promptly be committed for the good of the species.

I mean shit. People only joke about worshipping Cthulhu. Erisians are actually insane enough to not only do it, but trade tentacles for tits, like the outcome is somehow going to be better.

 :lulz:

:thanks:

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One must be very sure to pray to Eris.

Then, that person must promptly be committed for the good of the species.

I mean shit. People only joke about worshipping Cthulhu. Erisians are actually insane enough to not only do it, but trade tentacles for tits, like the outcome is somehow going to be better.

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I already suggested Pope Cards and random (legal) goodies for free on Facebook.

Your favorite Nephew,
Caoimhin O Maoilchiarain

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Britain is blessed with really good pork sausages.

Indeed it is.

Gotta say, mushroom-based "meat" is better than the real thing.

And something like half the calories.

I agree.

Well, depending on the animal and the preparation. But as Cain said, as well, meat substitute has improved in quality. Mushrooms are friggin great.

If you can make a purely vegetarian black pudding out of a mushroom, I'd eat it. I'd report you to the Pope, but I'd eat it.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:35:38 am »
This is a completely bald Twid. The unbridled just finished a semester goatee was interfering with my ingestion and breathing orifices, so I was going to trim that anyway. But then I remembered that I'm getting electrodes stuck to my head tomorrow night anyway, so I took it all, excepting the eyebrows, off.



I really, really dislike lacking at least rudimentary facial hair.

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Waffles:



Jesus, there's a picture for everything...

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