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by Jennifer
Today, 01:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5089
Views: 401234

Re: Food

There's a recipe I'll often make for jalapeno mayonnaise (essentially, a slightly modified version of a knockoff recipe I found for Taco Bell's spicy quesadilla sauce), which calls for various spices including cayenne pepper. I made a batch today and when I started measuring out the cayenne I chance...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438906

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I don't know what first amendment exemption applies to things like that, though whatever it is, I hope it wouldn't stretch so far as to allow a law like this to pass.(Insert disclaimer about how I think it would be a good idea, but don't think it should be enforced by law.) ‽‽‽‽‽‽‽ Huh? Why would y...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438906

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think t...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 01:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130819

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

An 11-year-old girl in St. Louis came home to find both of her parents (in their 40s) dead of covid-19.
by Jennifer
26 Feb 2021, 23:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438906

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

There doesn't seem to be any underwear exemption to the "no gendering clothes" proposal.

Of course, the twit who sponsored this probably thinks it's transphobic to say Y-front underpants are for "boys" rather than "penis-havers of any gender."
by Jennifer
25 Feb 2021, 18:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 248
Views: 35614

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

I'm disappointed in the ACLU here, but not surprised by Smith. This is the same college whose engineering department professors publish papers to complain that engineering is inherently sexist because it requires "rigor," remember. Smith is located in Northampton, whose downtown is full of the sort ...
by Jennifer
24 Feb 2021, 20:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130819

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I suspect the north v. south covid dichotomy is due to the same reason European diseases wrecked American Indian populations far worse than American Indian diseases wrecked Europeans (yeah, syphilis was nasty back in the day, but it never did and never could result in Captain Trips-level population...
by Jennifer
24 Feb 2021, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130819

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I suspect the north v. south covid dichotomy is due to the same reason European diseases wrecked American Indian populations far worse than American Indian diseases wrecked Europeans (yeah, syphilis was nasty back in the day, but it never did and never could result in Captain Trips-level population ...
by Jennifer
21 Feb 2021, 21:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1051
Views: 112915

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Even after covid ends, I hope wearing masks remains acceptable (even when not required).

Since last March, not ONE man has come up to me in public and ordered me to "smile."
by Jennifer
20 Feb 2021, 01:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: RUDY!

and a gust of wind made her skirt blow up so the three men each briefly caught a glimpse of her panties. For me what really elevates the clip is the slightly embarrassed way he says "panties", pausing as if he suddenly realizes he got so excited about having a story about being Limbaugh's pal that ...
by Jennifer
19 Feb 2021, 18:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: RUDY!

Let me tell you a funny joke. Mind if I tell you a funny joke? This is a really funny joke: A priest, a rabbi and a Methodist minister walked into a bar. The bartender told them it was happy hour so drinks were half-price, so the three customers all had two drinks apiece but only paid for one. After...
by Jennifer
19 Feb 2021, 17:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1051
Views: 112915

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Congratulations, Warren!

[wistful sigh] I can't even get an estimate for which month I might get the shot. But it could be worse; BBC World News just did a segment about the plight of poorer countries, many of whom have not yet received even ONE dose of the vaccine.
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2021, 17:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 133
Views: 61662

Re: Small joys and random good things

Jeff went to the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop today, for the first time in his life, because they put out special one-day "Mars donuts" to commemorate the event, so he felt obligated as a nerd to support this . https://twitter.com/JeffPatterson11/status/1362473331602120712 The crumbled Oreo bits are a...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2021, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

We had torrential rain last night; it would've been a brutally cold rain if you got caught in it, but luckily it was nowhere near the freezing point so the roads weren't icy. However, one of the gutter pipes on my apartment building has come loose (not last night; it's been like that for awhile): th...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2021, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529426

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The Europeans who immigrated to America all did so because there was so much peace and prosperity at home, they were bored and worried modern life was making them "soft." At least one of my great-grancestors left Ireland because the infamous Potato Surplus made her start getting fat, so she went to ...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2021, 00:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I've seen some really horrifying pictures and videos from within people's homes, where the pipes froze and burst so they basically had indoor waterfalls coming out of all the ceilings, and the homes are now completely uninhabitable regardless of temperature; I remember one where the woman's bedroom ...
by Jennifer
17 Feb 2021, 21:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529426

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Everything was way more expensive back then. Remember my " historically rich " game? I still play it, almost unconsciously/automatically, anytime I read any well-done, well-detailed piece of historical fiction or non-fiction. I've been trying to make a modern price comparison of sorts -- I've been k...
by Jennifer
17 Feb 2021, 21:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

From what I've seen on Twitter, apparently Texas had the same problem in 2011, only 10 years ago. So everyone involved in their electrical grid damned well knows Texas can get that cold, and sometimes does. Something that surprises me about -- not the big-picture electrical grid, but individual peop...
by Jennifer
17 Feb 2021, 16:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I hope Eric and his mom are okay.
by Jennifer
17 Feb 2021, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I guess that's easy for me to say because we haven't lost power, but if we had lost power for some indefinite period of time we would have winter-proofed the house as well as possible, loaded up the car and headed for somewhere with electricity or somewhere with warm weather or, well, somewhere els...
by Jennifer
16 Feb 2021, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Funny story; I don't believe it. Swiss Army knives, ferchristsakes, have a can opener. You're stocking canned food? Okay, some people really are stupid as shit, but I find it impossible to believe that no one said, um, hey, how about a can opener and, you know, maybe some matches? You would be surp...
by Jennifer
16 Feb 2021, 21:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

{Snicker} I'm not a hardcore "prepper" by any means -- I am fairly well prepared for various temporary, localized losses of modern conveniences and utilities, but have zero plans or preps to outlast modern civilization collapsing outright (my post-apocalyptic bug-out spot is safe inside the digestiv...
by Jennifer
16 Feb 2021, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

General-purpose reminder, for people who don't have a fireplace or other home infrastructure capable of generating heat without modern tech and utilities: after the storm, when things return to normal and stores are fully stocked, find either an IKEA or another store that sells metal-cup tealight ca...
by Jennifer
15 Feb 2021, 21:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

There was snow on the beach in freaking Galveston today. Sticking snow, not the kind that just melts on contact with the ground.
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2021, 20:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's supposed to get below freezing Monday night, after raining all day. So the roads are going to be ice nightmares. Jeff already has a big wool blanket in his car, but I'll put together the rest of his winter-emergency car kit just in case.