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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Death Roe on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:36 am

No shit, man. I wish.

I went online obviously, but I wanted to give them a chance, especially since my banking rep said she ordered me some two weeks ago and they never showed up.

Turns out she never ordered them. Awesome.

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I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by InTenSity on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:40 am

Death Roe wrote:No shit, man. I wish.

I went online obviously, but I wanted to give them a chance, especially since my banking rep said she ordered me some two weeks ago and they never showed up.

Turns out she never ordered them. Awesome.
Who the hell is going to buy checks that cost $120? Who the hell even uses checks anymore? That's crazy. I'm still using checks I got 10 years ago.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:41 am

Death Roe wrote:My bank was going to charge me $120 for a box of checks.

Yes, $120.

One-hundred-and-twenty dollars.

I confirmed this with her three times over the phone, and just said thanks and hung up. No fucking way.

F'in A. I literally write 12 checks a year. The last time I bought checks was when I moved in 2013. I'm probably still good until 2021.

Get 'em through Bradford Exchange or Check's Unlimited. Much cheaper.
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by LooseGoose on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:48 am

InTenSity wrote:
Death Roe wrote:No shit, man. I wish.

I went online obviously, but I wanted to give them a chance, especially since my banking rep said she ordered me some two weeks ago and they never showed up.

Turns out she never ordered them. Awesome.
Who the hell is going to buy checks that cost $120? Who the hell even uses checks anymore? That's crazy. I'm still using checks I got 10 years ago.

I've got to be close to this.....I might write 2 a month, it takes a looooooong time to go through a box anymore. Not like when you sat down to pay bills and wrote 20 and paid babysitters, cashed them for spending $$ etc.

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Post by tGreenWay on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:56 am

InTenSity wrote:
Death Roe wrote:No shit, man. I wish.

I went online obviously, but I wanted to give them a chance, especially since my banking rep said she ordered me some two weeks ago and they never showed up.

Turns out she never ordered them. Awesome.
Who the hell is going to buy checks that cost $120? Who the hell even uses checks anymore? That's crazy. I'm still using checks I got 10 years ago.

My guess is that's the point. They don't want to work with paper, and this is a way to discourage the activity. They probably also order a wee percentage of what they used to, so their own costs are up, thus raising prices to the account holder. Of course it still shouldn't be anything close to $120, so it's probably best to see the first part of my response and ignore the rest. Kthxbai.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Death Roe on Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:03 am

Yeah it has to be that, how everyone does online bill pay, etc.

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I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
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Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by tGreenWay on Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Death Roe wrote:Yeah it has to be that, how everyone does online bill pay, etc.

Makes me feel bad for folks, especially the really old, who don't trust online banking, don't understand it, or don't have a computer or online access. Your bank is taking advantage of them.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:56 pm

Got probably more MSU checks than I need for the rest of my life through Bradford for 12 doll hairs
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by tGreenWay on Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Got probably more MSU checks than I need for the rest of my life through Bradford for 12 doll hairs

Are they porcelain checks?

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by The Pantry on Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:28 pm

I take supplements.  Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.  Not every day but a few times a week.  Bought a bottle of turmeric extract pills. High in curcumin which supposedly has many proven health benefits.  Took one this morning.  Fucked me up so bad I had to leave work.  Dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea.  Still feel lightheaded and gut is rumbling.

Looked up side effects of the stuff little while ago:



"grams" they state is a typo and should be milligrams. Stuff I have is 900 mg. Bottle says to take it "preferably with a meal".  A lot of supplements say that but I've never had a problem taking them on an empty stomach.  Big mistake this time.  Not sure I'll try this shit again.
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Be careful of the supplements

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by goodbar on Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:57 pm

what happens when you eat smarties and dum dums at the same time?
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Rocinante on Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:30 pm

The Pantry wrote:I take supplements.  Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.  Not every day but a few times a week.  Bought a bottle of turmeric extract pills. High in curcumin which supposedly has many proven health benefits.  Took one this morning.  Fucked me up so bad I had to leave work.  Dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea.  Still feel lightheaded and gut is rumbling.

Looked up side effects of the stuff little while ago:



"grams" they state is a typo and should be milligrams. Stuff I have is 900 mg. Bottle says to take it "preferably with a meal".  A lot of supplements say that but I've never had a problem taking them on an empty stomach.  Big mistake this time.  Not sure I'll try this shit again.

What? Consumables that are unregulated by the FDA can be bad for you? Fuck that, fascist government needs to keep its filthy mitts off my raw milk.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by The Pantry on Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:41 pm

goodbar wrote:what happens when you eat smarties and dum dums at the same time?
tooth decay
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by The Pantry on Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:43 pm

Rocinante wrote:
The Pantry wrote:I take supplements.  Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.  Not every day but a few times a week.  Bought a bottle of turmeric extract pills. High in curcumin which supposedly has many proven health benefits.  Took one this morning.  Fucked me up so bad I had to leave work.  Dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea.  Still feel lightheaded and gut is rumbling.

Looked up side effects of the stuff little while ago:



"grams" they state is a typo and should be milligrams. Stuff I have is 900 mg. Bottle says to take it "preferably with a meal".  A lot of supplements say that but I've never had a problem taking them on an empty stomach.  Big mistake this time.  Not sure I'll try this shit again.

What? Consumables that are unregulated by the FDA can be bad for you? Fuck that, fascist government needs to keep its filthy mitts off my raw milk.
If raw milk was easily available in Michigan I'd be taking fewer supplements.
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by The Pantry on Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:12 pm

Truck hit a pole on Mound south of 16. Ended up driving over 3 miles out of my way to get lunch
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by tGreenWay on Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:57 pm

The Pantry wrote:Truck hit a pole on Mound south of 16. Ended up driving over 3 miles out of my way to get lunch

These things seem to happen to you a lot. That's not right.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by DWags on Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:37 pm

What plant is this.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by aualum06 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:03 pm

DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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It's called charge your phone
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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:08 pm

aualum06 wrote:
DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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It's called charge your phone

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Post by tGreenWay on Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:37 pm

DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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Digitalis. Specifically, medulla ave digitalis.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by DWags on Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:38 pm

aualum06 wrote:
DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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It's called charge your phone

Thanks. I couldn't put my finger on it.

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Post by tGreenWay on Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:45 pm

DWags wrote:
aualum06 wrote:

It's called charge your phone

Thanks. I couldn't put my finger on it.

No, thank you for pointing it out.

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Post by DWags on Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:52 pm

tGreenWay wrote:
DWags wrote:

Thanks. I couldn't put my finger on it.

No, thank you for pointing it out.

You flipped that around.

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Post by tGreenWay on Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:44 pm

tGreenWay wrote:
DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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Digitalis. Specifically, medulla ave digitalis.

Screw you guys, this is fucking gold.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by The Pantry on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:05 pm

DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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It's called "Trump Hater". Created by either a lib Monsanto botanist or another angry lib Photoshop guru.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:41 pm

I was thinking about this earlier. Is there anything more frustrating/annoying than having to cross a parking lot while driving directly in front of a grocery store?

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Post by The Pantry on Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:50 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I was thinking about this earlier. Is there anything more frustrating/annoying than having to cross a parking lot while driving directly in front of a grocery store?
That's why I like smaller grocers. Even going to Kroger is like a trip to the mall.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:11 pm

The Pantry wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I was thinking about this earlier. Is there anything more frustrating/annoying than having to cross a parking lot while driving directly in front of a grocery store?
That's why I like smaller grocers. Even going to Kroger is like a trip to the mall.

I have a plan for our Kroger in Little Iraq. I am in and out like a superstar. Just drive along the back causeway to the far South end of the parking lot, park anywhere over there and exit via the same route.

But on the occasions when I have to pass in front of the store? Or when I go to get sushi from the place on 16 and JR and I need to exit and turn left on JR? And I have to cross in front of the Kroger? Holy hell.

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Post by tGreenWay on Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:21 am

The Pantry wrote:
DWags wrote:What plant is this.

[img][/img]
It's called "Trump Hater". Created by either a lib Monsanto botanist or another angry lib Photoshop guru.

I wish I was a photoshop guru. I could be a lot angrier lib.

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Re: Random Ramblings

Post by The Pantry on Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:44 pm

Just went to weather.com and looked at the moving radar map of the current Detroit area thunderstorm. If you zoom out to include the Houston area it appears much of the rain in the country is moving with Harvey's rotation.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:16 pm

The Pantry wrote:Just went to weather.com and looked at the moving radar map of the current Detroit area thunderstorm.  If you zoom out to include the Houston area it appears much of the rain in the country is moving with Harvey's rotation.

I just got an amber alert like warning on my phone about a flash flood.  Doesn't seem warranted to me.
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Post by The Pantry on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:24 pm

Floyd Robertson wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Just went to weather.com and looked at the moving radar map of the current Detroit area thunderstorm.  If you zoom out to include the Houston area it appears much of the rain in the country is moving with Harvey's rotation.

I just got an amber alert like warning on my phone about a flash flood.  Doesn't seem warranted to me.
Hell no. Lots of rumble but fairly light rain.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:24 pm

Floyd Robertson wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Just went to weather.com and looked at the moving radar map of the current Detroit area thunderstorm.  If you zoom out to include the Houston area it appears much of the rain in the country is moving with Harvey's rotation.

I just got an amber alert like warning on my phone about a flash flood.  Doesn't seem warranted to me.


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Eastbound I-696 Closed At Evergreen Road Due To Flooding http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/08/28/696-flooding/ … Backups for miles, avoid the area.
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Post by The Pantry on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:32 pm

That's interesting. Must be very localized. Doubt there was more than a quarter inch here so far this evening.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 pm

The Pantry wrote:That's interesting.  Must be very localized.  Doubt there was more than a quarter inch here so far this evening.

I think I've gotten an inch in the last 10 minutes. Far different conditions from the time of my first post scoffing about the flood warning.
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Post by Turtleneck on Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:00 pm

The Pantry wrote:
DWags wrote:What plant is this.

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It's called "Trump Hater".  Created by either a lib Monsanto botanist or another angry lib Photoshop guru.

GreenWay got owned.
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Post by tGreenWay on Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:08 pm

My ability to park properly is becoming lousy. Had to correct myself twice in the past week because I was too close to the yellow line. Listen up, you millennials: Don't get old, and if you can't stop time, make sure your eyes stay healthy.

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Post by tGreenWay on Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:10 pm

Floyd Robertson wrote:
The Pantry wrote:That's interesting.  Must be very localized.  Doubt there was more than a quarter inch here so far this evening.

I think I've gotten an inch in the last 10 minutes. Far different conditions from the time of my first post scoffing about the flood warning.

Turtleneck is giving it all he's got.

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Post by The Pantry on Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:17 pm

tGreenWay wrote:My ability to park properly is becoming lousy. Had to correct myself twice in the past week because I was too close to the yellow line. Listen up, you millennials: Don't get old, and if you can't stop time, make sure your eyes stay healthy.
fuck millennials. They'll never know how to parallel park because of the new fangled park-assist.
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