July 30, 2017

Mike Rowe, Drinking Stories, And Open Thread
— Open Blogger

Mike Rowe Sets College Grad Straight After He Accuses Him of Not Being in Favor of 'Higher-Education'

Mike, I have followed you since the first days of Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch, and I am amazed about your attitude toward higher education. I started my working career in the military then as an apprentice plumber and became a journeyman. At night I went to 2 years of community college and then took classes at the university until I had a degree. College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst. I made more money, my body and back were spared.

Kill 'em with kindness....

First of all, congratulations on such a well-balanced resume. I sincerely admire that. Secondly, it's hard to believe you could have "followed" me from the first days of Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch, and be so completely mistaken about my stance on the importance of a college education.

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1 First?

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:29 PM (2g1iW)

2 I love that Mike Rowe started on the HSN.

Posted by: PaleRider at July 30, 2017 01:30 PM (8qFZP)

3 Don't believe it. Headed back down to get the corgis.

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:30 PM (2g1iW)

4 Corgies called. Told 'em it was about Mike Rowe, so they should show up soon.

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:32 PM (2g1iW)

5 And I can't say that I follow Mike Rowe. I see some of his best posts on FB or linked here. But from that little snippet I'm pretty sure that he advocates "don't rack up big debt to go to college to get a job as a barista or trashman" and not "don't go to college at all"

Posted by: PaleRider at July 30, 2017 01:32 PM (8qFZP)

6 What kind of an asshole fucks with Mike Rowe..... The man is a straight shooter and pajama boy sounds jealous.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 01:33 PM (5VlCp)

7 Which way is this thread going?

Posted by: Capt Johnny McNutz at July 30, 2017 01:34 PM (rSHlY)

8 "AI is inventing languages humans can't understand. Should we stop it?"

Try it.

Posted by: COLOSSUS/GUARDIAN at July 30, 2017 01:34 PM (UW4Uc)

9 Drinking stories: does anyone want me to ropost my story about how a snapping turtle turned into a citation for littering?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 01:35 PM (lIZQs)

10 Pretty much, PaleRider.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:35 PM (s5Kql)

11 I don't usually watch TV, but have caught a couple of his shows, and I daresay you are correct. I think it's more like, "These jobs are necessary, even if they're dirty, and some of them pay pretty well, so just give them a thought."

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:35 PM (2g1iW)

12 College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst. I made more money, my body and back were spared. Bullshit. More bullshit. Bullshit once again. I know a ton of people who invested serious bucks into getting into the computer field and got a hot shaft up their ass and a ton of debt. Mike got trolled.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 01:36 PM (EgwCt)

13 I wanted a new thread, and all I got was a dirty job.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 01:36 PM (OdK9v)

14 Drinking stories: does anyone want me to ropost my story about how a snapping turtle turned into a citation for littering? Posted by: bergerbilder ------------ Hoo, boy. Wait until you hear mine!

Posted by: Arlo at July 30, 2017 01:37 PM (OdK9v)

15 LOL! You got both, actually.

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:38 PM (2g1iW)

16 Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 06:36 PM (EgwCt) --- Post 9/11 GI Bill. Guy was in the military, so he says.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:38 PM (s5Kql)

17 @5 The problem is....now even baristas and trashmen need college degrees. Sure, many don't. But as more and more folks enter the workforce with degrees in hospitality management or environmental science, and as retirees retire out of positions...it will eventually become common that degrees will be necessary for lines of work you never would have guessed. So, if you sit back and don't go to college for that particular job, you will eventually be on an unlevel playing field. You may lose a job because of it. Or, you may get hired, but escalate much slower than other employees. We can sit and talk about how it should be. And yes, Mike would be right. People shouldn't have to get a college degree for certain jobs. But, eventually, that will change, and if you aren't prepared, you're going to be stuck.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 01:38 PM (smD62)

18 He is so good. A clear thinker.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 01:38 PM (OBJWS)

19 I love that Mike Rowe started on the HSN. Posted by: PaleRider Home Shopping Network?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 01:39 PM (IqV8l)

20 My story is drinking.

Posted by: Hillary at July 30, 2017 01:39 PM (bc2Lc)

21 For a lot of the computer field you can take private competency exams instead of going to college.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 01:39 PM (rZ+mb)

22 The penis is the sea serpent standing in between you and your dream job. Slay it, and you will have happiness and fulfillment.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at July 30, 2017 01:40 PM (/qEW2)

23 Drinking stories: does anyone want me to ropost my story about how a snapping turtle turned into a citation for littering? Posted by: bergerbilder ------------ I went out for a beer with a couple of friends. Later that night I ended up running through a complete stranger's house and out the back door, escaping the K-9's and cops as they came in the front.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 01:40 PM (OdK9v)

24 Mike bitchslapped that guy with eloquence, clarity and good humor. Love me some Mike Rowe (no homo).

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 01:40 PM (0mRoj)

25 Don't believe everything that Rowe says. He forcibly touched my prostate and I've never forgiven him.

Posted by: A hog in Iowa at July 30, 2017 01:40 PM (UW4Uc)

26 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 01:41 PM (IqV8l)

27 My opinion right now? The dumbfvck should have stayed in plumbing. The pay is better. Eventually. People with plumbing problems don't appreciate calling Mumbia, India for support. That's where his IT job is going to end up, anyway.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 01:41 PM (EgwCt)

28 College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst. College, huh? A 'computer infrastructure analyst' sounds like someone who says "we need three more computers for the new guys. Their cubes already have ethernet drops."

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 01:41 PM (pszv/)

29 Tickled Pink -- So then what happens to people who simply cannot handle college, for whatever reason, or simply don't want to go? Yes, automation is closing in on low-skilled jobs, for reasons we all know, but ... what happens to the people, then?

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:42 PM (2g1iW)

30 That sonofoabitch Rowe and some creepy chick held me down and forced me to puke up lunch!

Posted by: A fish from Lake Erie at July 30, 2017 01:42 PM (UW4Uc)

31 "...what happens to the people, then?" --- Oh look. Soylent Green is on.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:43 PM (s5Kql)

32 Mike Rowe is spot on about a skills gap. There was a court case years ago against Duke Energy. I don't remember who the plaintiff was, but it was some SJW outfit. They sued because Duke Energy was using aptitude tests for new hires, and the SJW outfit decided that it was discriminatory. After Duke Energy lost, many businesses decided that because they could no longer use an aptitude test they would demand that the applicant would need to have a four year degree. I saw this in action at my last place of employment.
Now people who have no business going to college are going, running up huge debt and getting worthless degrees.
If I were to be counseling a young man who I knew would do poorly in college, I would advise him to go learn to weld. I know some welders that are knocking down six figures a year with a HS education.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 01:44 PM (FAo3p)

33 Mr. Rowe handled me very roughly. Unspeakably roughly.  I rather enjoyed it. Manly, that Mike Rowe. Mmmmm...

Posted by: A semen and feces stained mattress in San Francisco at July 30, 2017 01:44 PM (UW4Uc)

34 Heard a report about a company that makes some kind of galvanized boilers. Pay is $15 to$25 an hour. Can't get enough staff that can pass a drug test.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 01:44 PM (RQSyV)

35 9/11, GI Bill? So he's about 35 now. Lack of physical labor hasn't saved his back, being young has. Tell him to ask some of his 50+ coworkers how driving a computer for 30 years has treated their bodies.

Posted by: mikeski at July 30, 2017 01:45 PM (ILUzW)

36 Drinking stories? I'm drinking right now. Red Hook IPA. Formerly known as Ballard Bitter ("Ya sure, Ya Betcha!").

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 01:45 PM (17QyB)

37 7 Which way is this thread going? Posted by: Capt Johnny McNutz at July 30, 2017 06:34 PM (rSHlY) ++++ -----> <-----

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 30, 2017 01:45 PM (FUu/Z)

38 Yes, automation is closing in on low-skilled jobs, for reasons we all know, but ... what happens to the people, then? Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 06:42 PM (2g1iW) Automation has been infringing on low-skilled jobs for centuries. Nowadays, it's closing in on high-skilled jobs. I loved how the doctors got all scared that some of the diagnostic programs would be made available. They screamed bloody murder that people shouldn't have access to them and that the programs shouldn't even be allowed to try certain diagnostic areas. Journalists can be replaced, right now, by random essay generators.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 01:46 PM (rZ+mb)

39 Here goes my drinkinh story. Sorry if it too long. ********** I was 19 yo. I had a cousin who was the same age and we pretty much grew up together since our mothers were always close but we now lived several miles apart. We would try to chase girls together, camp, or whatever else. At that time it was very hard to find a job, and we were both trying to go to college. One night, we couldn't think of anything to do, but we could buy some cheap beer with the little money we had. He lived near a reservoir that had a small boat ramp and a parking lot. We decided to just park, drink some beer, and shoot the bull. There was another car in the lot (actually a truck) and in the dark we couldn't see very well and just thought it was another parker or a couple who were luckier than us. After the beer finaly ran out, we ditched the beer cans. There wasn't a trash can in the lot, and we didn't want to get cayght with a bunch of empty beer cans by the cops, and we didn't want to take them home, either. As we were pulling out, the lane was blocked by a very large turtle. We stopped the car, got out, and checked it out. Well, my dad grew up in the city during the depression. He would talk about a man on his sreet who had built a small concrete pond in his basement where he would keep snapping turtles he would catch and sell them. So I thought, "Gee, dad would really like to see thks turtle. I wonder if his neighbor ever had a turtle this big." And it was BIG. My cousin wasn't at all interested, but I had to have that turtle. The only thing I knew about snapping turtles was that they had a very long neck and needed to be held by the end of the tail. But every time I got a hold of its tail and barelly got it off the ground, "hiss, snap, thrash" and I would drop it. I was not going to be defeated, though, and I finally got a death grip on his tail, held it as far away from my body as I could, and didn'let go. This was not easy as I guess he weighed at least 50 lbs ( his shell alone was about 3'long). Well, the trunk was alredy openand I was able to pkace him on his back between the spare and the back wall of the trunk. And then we finally took off. I was driving, if I didn't mention it. Acouple hundred yards down the main road red lights started flashing behind us. With all that beer on my breath I thought "Oh no!" I pulled to the side of the road, and the flashing lights stopped behind me. A man in a smokey hat and green uniform apeared at the window. Holding a couple beer cans in his hand, hhea ashed "Do these belong to you?" What could I say but yes. He then identified himself as Ranger So-And-So. Then he asked, "Do you have a fishing liscence?" I told him no, but I wasn't doing any fishing. He then explains that, in the state of Ohio, you need a liscence to take frogs and turtles, even on private property since they migrate, and he saw me put that turtle in the trunk. By now we realized that he must have been in the truck that was in the parking lot with us. Then he said, "If you let that turtle go, I won't site you for fishing without a licence. But I am going to site you for littering, both of you." So we each had to go to court, pay a fine plus costs which came to $17 each. Which was a small fortune for us when minjmum wage was $1.10/hr. And that is all. And I don't think my cousin has ever forgiven me, even 45yrs later

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 01:46 PM (lIZQs)

40 If I had a dollar for every line of Cobal, Fortran, C, etc I wrote I'd be pretty wealthy. Actually I'm not bad off. But 'computer infrastructure specialist' sounds like pure unadulterated bullshit. I still think that Mike got trolled. Believe it or not, the left specializes in this endeavorer. Hope I didn't shock anyone with this revelation.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 30, 2017 01:47 PM (EgwCt)

41 So we each had to go to court, pay a fine plus costs which came to $17 each. Which was a small fortune for us when minjmum wage was $1.10/hr. Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 06:46 PM (lIZQs) Nowadays, the fine would be $10 but the costs would be $150.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 01:48 PM (rZ+mb)

42 Formerly known as Ballard Bitter

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 06:45 PM (17QyB)

No shit?

I used to drink Red Hook IPA all the time....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 30, 2017 01:48 PM (wYseH)

43 26 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l) ++++ Verifies the joint is properly wired with cat-6. If not, fishes in the new stuff.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 30, 2017 01:48 PM (pvjTE)

44 Yeah, I remember Mike Rowe. Filthy man. Always winking at the camera with crude sexual double entendres. "That's going on the t-shirt." Juvenile and tasteless, Mike. There's kids watching for Pete's sake. Grow up, would you?

Posted by: Cockroach in a pest-infested New Orleans doublewide at July 30, 2017 01:48 PM (UW4Uc)

45 If I were to be counseling a young man who I knew would do poorly in college, I would advise him to go learn to weld. I know some welders that are knocking down six figures a year with a HS education. Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 06:44 PM (FAo3p) --- Had two soldiers that were welders in the company. In 2003, they busted their butts slapping any armor we could scrounge up onto our non-armored humvees and other wheeled vics. They both had no problem with finding very lucrative work when they got out.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:49 PM (s5Kql)

46 Boeing outside Philly is going to be hiring. 100 rotorcraft are coming in that need repair.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 01:49 PM (qV5PD)

47 Mike Rowe is a national fucking treasure. If, in 15 years, we still have people who can weld, fix motors, plumb a house, wire a factory, or install a sewer main, he will have been a major contributor. Not everyone is cut out for college, and not everyone should go.

Posted by: The mass media can EABOD at July 30, 2017 01:49 PM (CEU4j)

48 Got some seasoned ribs simmering in the oven in a dutch oven filled with Dr. Pepper. Never done the cola technique before. Gonna blast them on the grill in an hour and a half. Kinda buzzed right now.

Posted by: Max Power at July 30, 2017 01:50 PM (QCc6B)

49 Just checking new nic.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 30, 2017 01:50 PM (EgwCt)

50 @29 I'm not saying I agree with it. I'm just saying how it is, in my opinion. Here is an example. A friend of mine graduated from college and returned to my hometown, as did I. At the time, one of the mayor's major policy points was he was tired of seeing the kids getting their college degrees and moving on to a big city. He wanted the college graduates to return home. So, they had an opening as Parks manager which...while an important job, it was one of those part-time things that a Boomer with a year of community college under his belt typically ran. Well, friend was offered the job, promoted to full time and has been in that position for some time, but recently moved on. Well, now, guess what? Now, not only are the applicants suggested to have a college degree, but also 5 years management experience and all these other suggested attributes. If these had been the standards when he applied, he wouldn't have gotten the job. I've seen the same example over and over again.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 01:51 PM (smD62)

51 They [doctors] screamed bloody murder that people shouldn't have access to them and that the programs shouldn't even be allowed to try certain diagnostic areas. Journalists can be replaced, right now, by random essay generators. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 06:46 PM (rZ+mb) It was probably more like the AMA. AMA's in bed with the corporatists and insurance cos. More and more docs are disassociting themselves from that organization.

Posted by: gNewt at July 30, 2017 01:52 PM (rSHlY)

52 I couldn't handle college. Too many women attend those places and are too much of a distraction.

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 01:52 PM (0XvG0)

53 Every thing Mike Rowe said is true. A college education is valuable...but it has to be done towards something of value. My grandparents' and parents' education valued a university education so that their children and grandchildren would not have to sweat for a living. That is well and good, but look at the USA now! Most manufactured goods are imported, most existing jobs that require sweating are being filled with imported workers, and many people in the 18-50 year old gap are sitting around doing nothing, even though they have an alleged valuable college education. A vocational or agricultural vocation (or a term in the military straight out of school) is treated as if the youth in question is mentally deficient.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 30, 2017 01:53 PM (Quwsn)

54 'computer infrastructure analyst' I suspect he took that right off the description in the course catalogue.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2017 01:53 PM (0tfLf)

55 Most of my buddies disagree but I liked Rowe. You always knew where you stood with him.

Posted by: Sewage at July 30, 2017 01:53 PM (UW4Uc)

56 AoS Infrastructure Specialist Barrel maintenance? Talk about your dirty jobs...

Posted by: mikeski at July 30, 2017 01:53 PM (ILUzW)

57 SMFH- Welding and small engine repair. Constant employment. A raised wine glass to you.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 01:53 PM (RQSyV)

58 SMFH, welding is just one small slice of it. About five years ago, the local tv station had a story about a woman professional who lost her job due to the Obama economy and couldn't find any work. She decided to become a welder. Make no mistake, it's hot dirty work and can be dangerous. They interviewed the director of the school and he stated that he gets anywhere from five to ten requests a week for welders and he can only send one. I checked out the local opportunity school pamphlet and for a 15 month course it cost $17,000.00. When you graduate, you'd be certified. If I were looking at going to college, getting a junk degree and owing four times that much with much less earning potential I think I'd go be a welder too.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 01:54 PM (FAo3p)

59 Drinking story: I was introduced to Mike Rowe at a party, and he brought me enough drinks that i got a little tipsy, and then we.... Ok not really, but who, male, female, or other, doesn't have a little crush on Mike Rowe?

Posted by: stace at July 30, 2017 01:56 PM (7RvOV)

60 Well one way or anogher our chanting worked. Also see Mike Rowe's first Prager U commencement speach

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 01:56 PM (pPKG5)

61 Not just a little, stace...

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:56 PM (s5Kql)

62 @32 - Yeah, damn right, that Duke case was one of the biggest drivers of "credentialism", one of the things that is screwing up the world today.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 30, 2017 01:56 PM (Mcvvl)

63 Thanks, Ben Had : )

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:57 PM (s5Kql)

64 36 Drinking stories? I'm drinking right now. Red Hook IPA. Formerly known as Ballard Bitter ("Ya sure, Ya Betcha!"). Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 06:45 PM (17QyB) ***** Where are you? I just finished my second Curveball down at Pyramid Alehouse.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2017 01:57 PM (0tfLf)

65 Post Civil War II America will need plumbers and welders a helluva lot more than 'computer infrastructure specialists'.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 30, 2017 01:57 PM (EgwCt)

66 Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at July 30, 2017 06:56 PM (Mcvvl)

So you know which case I'm referring to.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 01:58 PM (FAo3p)

67 And a random thought ... a lot of what used to be "dirty jobs" like auto mechanic or jet engine mechanic -- which Mr. Empire did without even a HS diploma, though he did get a GED later -- are getting complicated enough they may soon require a college degree. Again, what of those who aren't technologically sophisticated, but want or need to work, for emotional satisfaction if not staying off welfare?

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 01:59 PM (2g1iW)

68 Post Civil War II America will need plumbers and welders a helluva lot more than 'computer infrastructure specialists'. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist at July 30, 2017 06:57 PM (EgwCt) --- God Willing, and tank operators.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 01:59 PM (s5Kql)

69 @57 Ben Had-See my post above about college. Coincidently I'm a welder, or at least now run a crew of welders.

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 01:59 PM (0XvG0)

70 PDT should hire Mike Rowe immediately. He really is a gem. And really good looking too.

Posted by: Jmel at July 30, 2017 02:00 PM (OeWgo)

71 The late great Canuck folkie Stan Rogers had a workin' song for all the computer guys in the great cubicle farm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDkmVo2fg4

Posted by: exdem13 at July 30, 2017 02:00 PM (Quwsn)

72 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l)

Mostly bashes his head in going under desks to check network jacks for connectivity. I've done that so many times I've probably got more CTE than an NFL linebacker.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 02:01 PM (qJhUV)

73 I 'll bet there a lot of welders that would take on an apprentice. An apprenticeship gives you more practical experience and you learn a lot more tricks of the trade. One of the biggest wastes of money is a Farriers school.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 02:01 PM (RQSyV)

74 Just a reality check for the college insufferables: We take 18-year-old kids out of high school, put them through boot camp, A school, nuclear power school, and prototype training and then had them a nuclear reactor on a warship. And they have done it for over 60 years without one single hiccup. Get over yourself, computer infrastructure analyst. Isn't that a network architect?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:01 PM (F0ZHr)

75 26 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l) -------- Orders Dell computers online. Not everyone is up to the challenge.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 30, 2017 02:01 PM (PXj2C)

76 Ok not really, but who, male, female, or other, doesn't have a little crush on Mike Rowe? Posted by: stace at July 30, 2017 06:56 PM (7RvOV) *Nods in agreement.

Posted by: April at July 30, 2017 02:02 PM (e8PP1)

77 26 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l) Analyze computer infrastructure. Duh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 02:03 PM (0mRoj)

78 No shit? I used to drink Red Hook IPA all the time.... Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 30, 2017 06:48 PM (wYseH) It was Ballard Bitter, then Longhammer, now just IPA. It's a decent IPA for a mid-premium price, although I think InBev has gotten its hook in (they're distributed and partially owned by *them*) and the quality isn't quite what it used to be; certainly the packaging has been changed for the worse - it no longer has the cardboard dividers in the half-racks.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 02:04 PM (17QyB)

79 61 Not just a little, stace... Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 06:56 PM (s5Kql) Fist bump. True about the welding too.

Posted by: stace at July 30, 2017 02:04 PM (7RvOV)

80 At my job there was an old duffer who did nothing but weld on demand. When he wasnt in the booth he killed time however he pleased. He made good money and had total job security.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 02:04 PM (qV5PD)

81 ...computer infrastructure analyst. Isn't that a network architect? Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 07:01 PM (F0ZHr) IT guy

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 30, 2017 02:04 PM (T71PA)

82 Eh, Mr Rowe is a bit old for me but...he ain't ugly.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 02:05 PM (smD62)

83 Mostly bashes his head in going under desks to check network jacks for connectivity. I've done that so many times I've probably got more CTE than an NFL linebacker. Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 07:01 PM (qJhUV) Heh. I used to do that sort of thing occasionally for people in the office so they didn't have to call IT and I'm not even remotely an IT guy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 02:06 PM (0mRoj)

84 It was Ballard Bitter Hillary was a bollard biter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 02:06 PM (IqV8l)

85 If you don't go to college, you'll be stuck in Iraq, or some other godforsaken place.

Posted by: John Kerry at July 30, 2017 02:06 PM (s5Kql)

86 Computer infrastructure is like the computers inside of the structure. Not many people can grasp that concept.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton [/i] at July 30, 2017 02:07 PM (EgwCt)

87 Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 07:05 PM (smD62) AGEIST!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:07 PM (F0ZHr)

88 Unfortunately, college degrees are becoming (or have become) the old high school diploma -- graduate school (and professional school, like law school and medicine school) is becoming the new "college degree."

All of the monkeying with job qualifications just aids nepotism and people exploiting their network.

Posted by: Revenant at July 30, 2017 02:07 PM (yXLbm)

89 Computer infrastructure is like the computers inside of the structure. Not many people can grasp that concept.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at July 30, 2017 07:07 PM (EgwCt)

--

So you take the specs directly from the customer?

Posted by: Revenant at July 30, 2017 02:08 PM (yXLbm)

90 Hope that horse-faced traitor trips and falls into Lena Dunham.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 02:08 PM (s5Kql)

91 74 Just a reality check for the college insufferables: We take 18-year-old kids out of high school, put them through boot camp, A school, nuclear power school, and prototype training and then had them a nuclear reactor on a warship. And they have done it for over 60 years without one single hiccup. Get over yourself, computer infrastructure analyst. Isn't that a network architect? Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 07:01 PM (F0ZHr) We also send them to electronics schools that, at least used to, give them a near bachelors degree level knowledge without all the extra mandatory for well-roundness classes. In less than 8 months.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 02:08 PM (17QyB)

92 26 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. More importantly, what does one do after a hard day of computer infrastructure analyzing?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 30, 2017 02:08 PM (0ecq3)

93 The problem with college degrees, as already discussed, is that their value has been greatly diluted in the mad pursuit of everybody having one.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 02:08 PM (0mRoj)

94 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do? Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 06:41 PM (IqV8l) -------- Orders Dell computers online. Not everyone is up to the challenge. The Few. The Proud. The Mouse Operators.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:08 PM (zEjuG)

95 So we each had to go to court, pay a fine plus costs which came to $17 each. Which was a small fortune for us when minjmum wage was $1.10/hr. And that is all. And I don't think my cousin has ever forgiven me, even 45yrs later Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 06:46 PM (lIZQs) A 50 lb snapping turtle??? Your're lucky to have hands.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 30, 2017 02:09 PM (TdMsT)

96 Formerly known as Ballard Bitter Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 06:45 PM (17QyB) I just had a couple of pints of Redhook Longhammer IPA earlier today.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2017 02:09 PM (Ki5SV)

97 Your local vo-tech school or community college probably has welding classes cheap enough and you can get certified too. I need to check my local schools for a brazing class so I can save thousand$ on A/C repair.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 30, 2017 02:09 PM (P/kVC)

98 So we each had to go to court, pay a fine plus costs which came to $17 each. Which was a small fortune for us when minjmum wage was $1.10/hr. And that is all. And I don't think my cousin has ever forgiven me, even 45yrs later Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 06:46 PM (lIZQs) Hahaha...too funny! Lucky you didn't go to the county lock up with the father rapers and mother killers. (scoots to the other side of the bench)

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 02:09 PM (5VlCp)

99 The Few. The Proud. The Mouse Operators. Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 07:08 PM (zEjuG) --- Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 02:09 PM (s5Kql)

100 --So you take the specs directly from the customer? Posted by: Revenant at July 30, 2017 07:08 PM (yXLbm) I HAVE PEOPLE SKILLS!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE??!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 02:10 PM (0mRoj)

101 More importantly, what does one do after a hard day of computer infrastructure analyzing? Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 30, 2017 07:08 PM Miller Time!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 02:10 PM (IqV8l)

102 Interesting story on sports page of LA Times today. They were doing a lengthy story/puff piece about Sam Darnold, the sophomore USC quarterback. Tip--the sports writers at the Times are USC honks. But that said, quarterback Sam's dad started working in construction--but is not a medical gas plumber at the UC Irvine Hospital. My local hospital in a Los Angeles suburb has about 8 gas plumbers on staff--and they are busy all the time keeping the medical gas systems up and running in a big hospital. Those are blue collar jobs that can't be done by a guy or girl with a shiny new "Gender Studies" degree.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 30, 2017 02:10 PM (Sda6L)

103 Can you imagine working in a job where there are no gov't regulations? No OSHA or EPA. No time clock as you always work from home. No office politics or bitchy co-workers.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 02:10 PM (RQSyV)

104 We also send them to electronics schools that, at least used to, give them a near bachelors degree level knowledge without all the extra mandatory for well-roundness classes. That's the A school. I did it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:10 PM (F0ZHr)

105 103 Can you imagine working in a job where there are no gov't regulations? No OSHA or EPA. No time clock as you always work from home. No office politics or bitchy co-workers. Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 07:10 PM (RQSyV) I'll be in my bunk...

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 02:11 PM (0mRoj)

106 I started watching Mike Rowe when he played Little Joe on Bonanza.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 02:11 PM (Nwg0u)

107 lol Insomniac

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 02:11 PM (s5Kql)

108 76 Ok not really, but who, male, female, or other, doesn't have a little crush on Mike Rowe? Posted by: stace at July 30, 2017 06:56 PM (7RvOV) *Nods in agreement. Posted by: April at July 30, 2017 07:02 PM (e8PP1) Hi April!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 30, 2017 02:12 PM (TdMsT)

109 84 It was Ballard Bitter Hillary was a bollard biter. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 07:06 PM (IqV8l) Aaaaand this is why I keep coming back here.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 02:12 PM (17QyB)

110 I started watching Mike Rowe when he played Little Joe on Bonanza. Brian Dennehy was great as the Ponderosa.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:12 PM (F0ZHr)

111 Can you imagine working in a job where there are no gov't regulations? No OSHA or EPA. No time clock as you always work from home. No office politics or bitchy co-workers. Posted by: Ben Had I can say you're a dreamer. But you're not the only one.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 02:13 PM (IqV8l)

112 Those are blue collar jobs that can't be done by a guy or girl with a shiny new "Gender Studies" degree.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 30, 2017 07:10 PM (Sda6L) 

--

Soon enough, we're going to find those people with Gender Studies degrees infesting every HR department in every mid/large corporation in America.  And they'll re-write the job postings, help reconfigure benefit platforms, etc.

They're not all going to be baristas for life.

Posted by: Revenant at July 30, 2017 02:13 PM (yXLbm)

113 @88 Exactly. We were old when I started college 15+ years ago (God I'm old) that by the time we were in the workforce, a Masters Degree will be expected. For me...when I was in college, I worked at a department at the hospital, really enjoyed it, got to know the lady in charge. She had a degree, but not in that particular department. They were just looking to hire from within, and she liked the hours, basically. She had no experience going into it, on the job training mostly. Well, when she was getting ready to retire, I got a heads up to submit a resume, as I would have been her choice to replace her. I had a bachelor's and by this point about 7 years of work experience. I couldn't even get an interview, because they were wanting someone with a Masters. So even though I trained under the person who had been there for 20 years, and she thought I was suitable to fill the position...I was under-educated. What a joke.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 02:14 PM (smD62)

114 The Few. The Proud. The Mouse Operators.

One of my old bosses  favorite tricks on interviews was to pull the mouse and see if the person could do commands using just the keyboard. Most of them had no clue.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 02:14 PM (qJhUV)

115 Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 30, 2017 07:10 PM (Sda6L)--Soon enough, we're going to find those people with Gender Studies degrees infesting every HR department in every mid/large corporation in America. And they'll re-write the job postings, help reconfigure benefit platforms, etc.They're not all going to be baristas for life. Posted by: Revenant at July 30, 2017 07:13 PM (yXLbm) They'll become Diversity Officers and Safe Space Coordinators. And they'll be utterly insufferable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 02:14 PM (0mRoj)

116 Can you imagine working in a job where there are no gov't regulations? No OSHA or EPA. No time clock as you always work from home. No office politics or bitchy co-workers. Posted by: Ben Had I have HIPPA regulations and asshole co-workers. And I have no backup, so I have to go in no matter how sick I am.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2017 02:15 PM (Ki5SV)

117 You will need a doctorate to be a barista.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 02:15 PM (IqV8l)

118 If my mom had a 'computer infrastructure specialist' for her bathtub server my Dad would be the First Lady of the United States of Americans write now.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton [/i] at July 30, 2017 02:15 PM (EgwCt)

119 Is this a mikerowe agreesion?

Posted by: kelly at July 30, 2017 02:17 PM (La37p)

120 Open Thread? Oh boy! Let's make this the Food/Movie thread Part II. You know, I really like onion rings Posted by: Tinfoilbaby I'd worry about you if you didn't like onion rings. TFB. Although the last batch I had at Sonic were horrible. They tasted as if they were fried in Lena Dunham oil. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:17 PM (eMKNe)

121 A dirty little secret about the "computer industry": 90% of the jobs you could teach to a high schooler over the summer- what little he doesn't already know.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:17 PM (OBJWS)

122 Haven't heard but guess the Democrats who hired Awan are looking for new IT guys. Probably could get some Kenyans real cheap.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 02:18 PM (pPKG5)

123 mikeroweagression

Posted by: kelly at July 30, 2017 02:18 PM (La37p)

124 It's cooling down now, it's only 96.

Posted by: gNewt at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (rSHlY)

125 There will be no more of THAT. I don't even have to say what. I will pull the blog over and there will be Pusser stickin'.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (F0ZHr)

126 Eldest Genius Daughter did a sixteen week boot camp last year and got qualified to work as a junior programmer in .Net. However, she still couldn't land a job. Could be for other reasons, but probably so!e of it was that the rest of her cohort had college degrees, albeit in something completely different. Hoping she can brush up on her skills and try again now that economy is picking up.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (FQKBL)

127 The problem is that the Media-Educational Complex has changed higher education into lower education.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (Nwg0u)

128 ROFL! Divines, I miss the command line ... it was so easy, compared to layers and layers of menus!

Posted by: empire1 at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (2g1iW)

129 Although the last batch I had at Sonic were horrible. They tasted as if they were fried in Lena Dunham oil. :-P I can't imagine why anyone would eat at Sonic. Those have to be the worst fast food commercials I have ever seen.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (Ki5SV)

130 NOTE TO SELF: Avoid the Sonic Lena Dunham oil cooked onion rings.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 30, 2017 02:19 PM (T71PA)

131 What does a computer infrastructure analyst do?

What does computer infrastructure analyst do?? He do important stuff for US Congress, FILTHY INFIDEL DOG!

Posted by: Imran Arwan at July 30, 2017 02:20 PM (qJhUV)

132 Barrel maintenance? Talk about your dirty jobs...

Posted by: mikeski at July 30, 2017 06:53 PM (ILUzW)


HELL NO! Not doing that one!

Posted by: Mike Rowe at July 30, 2017 02:20 PM (CDETr)

133 mikeroweagression Posted by: kelly *golf clap*. Very good.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:20 PM (OBJWS)

134 Today was actually a perfect day, low humidity and high around 82. Butmy back it killing me from yesterday's yard work so reading my book mostly.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2017 02:20 PM (pPKG5)

135 @113 Tickled Pink-Let me get this straight. You're a nurse(?) , your handle is Tickled Pink and you're having trouble finding a boyfriend?

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 02:20 PM (0XvG0)

136 Haven't heard but guess the Democrats who hired Awan are looking for new IT guys. DWS original press release blamed the investigation on racial profiling. Stop and think about that one for a second, folks.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:21 PM (F0ZHr)

137 If you get a job, it's important enough that someone is willing to pay you. If you still have it, you're probably pretty good at it. If you're good at it, it's probably harder and requires more skill than an outsider may think. So don't disparage people with honest jobs, regardless of how grubby they may seem. We had a couple of ugly dying palm trees too close to the house we bought. If I had tried cutting them down and chopping them up it would have taken a week and would have killed me in one way or another. We called in a pro, who brought a small team. Both trees were down, stumps ground and everything hauled off in two hours.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 02:21 PM (TyaNr)

138 Tickled Pink, PLEASE come to SoCal sometime soon. :-) I PROMISE to never send you a dick pic, ever ever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:21 PM (eMKNe)

139 I have HIPPA regulations and asshole co-workers. And I have no backup, so I have to go in no matter how sick I am. I hear ya. At most I can take of 2 days in a row and only if I can get the PRN girl to cover me those days. I have 8 weeks of vacation time built up that I can't use. I am now maxed and can't accumulate anymore.

Posted by: Molly k. at July 30, 2017 02:21 PM (Lfpoh)

140 Well, I guess I'll go to bed. If there is a God, I won't wake up tomorrow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2017 02:22 PM (Ki5SV)

141 103 Can you imagine working in a job where there are no gov't regulations? No OSHA or EPA. No time clock as you always work from home. No office politics or bitchy co-workers.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 07:10 PM (RQSyV)


You mean like running a smart military blog?

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2017 02:22 PM (XoldI)

142 I PROMISE to never send you a dick pic, ever ever. You may want to ask him how he can make such a promise...

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at July 30, 2017 02:23 PM (OBJWS)

143 Barb- Has she looked in a different area? A move may improve her prospects.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 02:23 PM (RQSyV)

144 119 Is this a mikerowe agreesion? Posted by: kelly at July 30, 2017 07:17 PM (La37p) LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor [/i][/u][/s] at July 30, 2017 02:23 PM (tUXo+)

145 Molly K, I had that problem too. I had vacation accrued at my longest-lasting job, but my boss made it clear through her actions she would *not* provide me with any backup while I was gone, so I knew I would have a giant pile of work on my desk waiting for me when I got back. *And* they would be expecting 100% of it to be completed immediately, which was also ridiculous. One of the reasons I'm glad I don't have to work there anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:24 PM (eMKNe)

146 Sorry Bertram I went out for a bit to water plants. Yes, one of the FB linked Mike Rowe posts I read was his response to candidate qualifications and how he went from working at a movie theatre to HSN (possibly another outfit) with no acting or sales experience. Actors didn't know how to sell and many experienced salespeople got camera shy so the TV shopping channel had come up with having people talking about pencils on camera for 15 minutes. If you could do that you could handle the job and they started you on the overnight shifts IRRC.

Posted by: PaleRider at July 30, 2017 02:24 PM (8qFZP)

147 I worked for a well-known IT company in the late 80s - early 90s that was started by Ross Perot. Even then they required a college degree, any degree with a minimum B average. Although I was an experienced programmer/analyst they they still required the degree even though mine had no relationship to computing.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 30, 2017 02:24 PM (88gWW)

148 From White House Anon at 4Chan /pol/:

"As you can see that the investigations are starting and the deep state is starting to really shake up. Also, you can see this slingshot effect is really starting to work. Collusion talk is all over and all the spotlights are focus on the Democrats. We now found out that some of the Senators are Democrats in Republicans clothing so our strategy is the 2018 Midterms. We potentially have enough information that will be uncovered to the public that will make sure Democrats will never win anything ever again (This includes all federal, state, and local), so those 8 to 10 seats that have Democratic Senators that are in red states will most likely be turned over. We are hoping for a 60/40 split. We need your help to spread all of this information around. We are an administration focused on freedom and the end of government corruption. Make sure to use all of your creative strategies to show the true colours of the Democrats."

FYI.... they are also saying that Awan was leaking military movements to various people, which is why one of the Navy Seals was killed early in the Trump admin. They knew EXACTLY what we were doing, thanks to Awan and the Dems. 

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 02:24 PM (aT+Bx)

149 The turtle story made the cover of a magazine! https://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mans-life-may-1957-cover-by-will-hulsey-www.jpg

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 30, 2017 02:25 PM (Fr1z5)

150 I follow him on FB.. he has a mission to promote training for the trades,. He has a foundation that awards scholarships to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the trades. A straight shooter from the get go.

Posted by: Chi-TownJerry at July 30, 2017 02:25 PM (M4gft)

151 Caitlyn: easy. I have the fugliest penis known to... er... man. Even if I *wanted* to photo it, which I don't, my cell phone would refuse to do so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:25 PM (eMKNe)

152 When Michael Caine says his name it sounds like "my cocaine". Driving that train, with Michael Caine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed Trouble ahead, trouble behind And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 02:25 PM (Nwg0u)

153 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 30, 2017 07:12 PM (TdMsT) Hi!!

Posted by: April at July 30, 2017 02:25 PM (e8PP1)

154 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2017 07:19 PM (Ki5SV) And worse yet, Sonic does not allow CPL holders to bring firearms to their drive-ins. I used to go there for their hot dogs.

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 30, 2017 02:26 PM (kiSdp)

155 Michael Caine has always struck me as a very decent, stand-up guy. For instance, at Hollywood parties, I've heard stories about how he's always gone out of his way to be as friendly to the waitstaff as to the celebrity guests.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:27 PM (eMKNe)

156 davidt- Did you miss everyone clamoring for a new thread?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 02:27 PM (RQSyV)

157 @138 qdpsteve-Tickled Pink should go to So Cal so you guys can meet. The computer guy she thinks she's interested in is a douche, I can tell. Rooting for you qdpsteve!

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 02:27 PM (0XvG0)

158 I'm the only person in a company of 7000 employees who has the job I have. Essentially, I have to take all of my vacation at the end of the year, when things are quieter. Since no one knows how I do what I do, if I run into a problem I have to solve it myself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 02:28 PM (TyaNr)

159 JROD: thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:28 PM (eMKNe)

160 What a load of nonsense. Baristas do not need college degrees. Someone who has ever been to a SBUX wold know that that is not true. Why even make such a comment?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 02:28 PM (0wem/)

161 The turtle story made the cover of a magazine! - There was a story linked on Drudge the other day that cops had to kill a woman's pet boa constrictor when it squeezed her and bit her on the face.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 02:30 PM (Nwg0u)

162 157 @138 qdpsteve-Tickled Pink should go to So Cal so you guys can meet. The computer guy she thinks she's interested in is a douche, I can tell. Rooting for you qdpsteve! Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 07:27 PM (0XvG0) Where is Tickled Pink at?

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 02:31 PM (ANIFC)

163 Having just switched out of the rat race and into the blue collar world, I'm constantly made aware of new jobs that are completely invisible to kids going to school at any level. Many of them are new to me, too, and I had a lot of dirty summer jobs. Today there are no dirty summer jobs. What are kids taught by their SJW schools? Office work. Their teachers know nothing else. How is a kid ever going to get into sheet metal work, for instance? There's some serious skill and danger going into that job. He will never know such a job exists unless a family member is doing it. Anyways, the thoughts aren't fully formed, but it's the invisibility of it all that's been on my mind for a few months.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:31 PM (OBJWS)

164 There was a story linked on Drudge the other day that cops had to kill a woman's pet boa constrictor when it squeezed her and bit her on the face. So much for that new 'special treatment' at Curves. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:31 PM (eMKNe)

165 151- i don't know that penii have ever been known to be handsome...so don't sweat it

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 02:31 PM (qV5PD)

166 josephistan, I think she's in Ohio.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:32 PM (eMKNe)

167 Ben Had, at that time she was basically looking all over the country. Had her resume on Monster and some of the other big sites. Also had interviews with local companies that the school brought in. Mr. BTEG was helping her with where to look, as he's in IT too.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 30, 2017 02:32 PM (FQKBL)

168 I PROMISE to never send you a dick pic, ever ever. Posted by: qdpsteve Isn't that one of those Grateful Deal compilation albums?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 02:32 PM (IqV8l)

169 Bertram, you're thinking of the Tubes ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:33 PM (eMKNe)

170 From White House Anon at 4Chan /pol/: "As you can see that the investigations are starting and the deep state is starting to really shake up. Also, you can see this slingshot effect is really starting to work. Collusion talk is all over and all the spotlights are focus on the Democrats. We now found out that some of the Senators are Democrats in Republicans clothing so our strategy is the 2018 Midterms. We potentially have enough information that will be uncovered to the public that will make sure Democrats will never win anything ever again (This includes all federal, state, and local), so those 8 to 10 seats that have Democratic Senators that are in red states will most likely be turned over. We are hoping for a 60/40 split. We need your help to spread all of this information around. We are an administration focused on freedom and the end of government corruption. Make sure to use all of your creative strategies to show the true colours of the Democrats." FYI.... they are also saying that Awan was leaking military movements to various people, which is why one of the Navy Seals was killed early in the Trump admin. They knew EXACTLY what we were doing, thanks to Awan and the Dems. Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 07:24 PM (aT+Bx) 4/chan's probably correct, I think the President is going to have them boxed in. But I still worry about that Soros n Company buying local elections. Especially judges and prosecutors.

Posted by: gNewt at July 30, 2017 02:34 PM (rSHlY)

171 The turtle story made the cover of a magazine! https://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mans-life-may-1957-cover-by-will-hulsey-www.jpg Posted by: Trimegistus Turtles ripped my flesh. RZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 02:35 PM (IqV8l)

172 College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst. I made more money, my body and back were spared. Bullshit. More bullshit. Bullshit once again. I know a ton of people who invested serious bucks into getting into the computer field and got a hot shaft up their ass and a ton of debt. Mike got trolled. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 30, 2017 06:36 PM (EgwCt) Computer infrastructure analyst: "Well, you take this here black cable, and pass it through that here hole on the back of the desk, and then get down on your knees and plug it into the outlet that's there. Fifty dollars, please."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 02:35 PM (AWYXL)

173 Barb- I mentioned it because they are begging for IT people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 02:35 PM (RQSyV)

174 My artsy-farsty younger daughter has been studying "electrical education" at the local community college. In Jan 2018 she will be starting as an apprentice electrician. At some point ---thankfully it was after only one semester --- she decided that going to a 4-yr college to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts was just plain stupid. Sure, Obama might hire you as a senior foreign policy adviser, but that's a long shot.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2017 02:35 PM (0jtPF)

175 I didn't drink before college, but -- after joining the rugby club -- found drinking beer a great way to numb the pain my body was usually in.

Loved to play some of the drinking games that involved mental acuity.  Did you ever have a friend who actually improved at such games the more he drank?  I did.  Kid was really sharp -- never studied and got straight A's -- but seemingly drank every night.  Remember he was the nephew of a former U.S. Senator from OK.

There was a great episode of "WKRP In Cincinnati" where the DJ, Dr. Johnny Fever, has a cop in-studio and they're measuring his reaction time after he downs one drink after another to prove how dangerous it is to drink and drive.  Hilarious episode (called "Fish Story" -- couldn't find any clips online) where Fever's reaction time actually improves the more he drinks ...

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 02:36 PM (ZcAbN)

176 When Michael Caine says his name it sounds like "my cocaine". Driving that train, with Michael Caine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed Trouble ahead, trouble behind And you know that notion just crossed my mind Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 07:25 PM (Nwg0u) Yup....recently saw a video on YouBoob with The Sir Douglas Quintet "Mendocino" at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner, Barbie Benton ?, Michael Caine and the Sir Douglas Quintet partying down. Mike had the glasses and all. He really like the band. Hilarious.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 02:36 PM (5VlCp)

177 Sorry Bertram I went out for a bit to water plants. Be sure explain to your neighbor that you're actually helping her plants. She just has to dilute it a bit.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:36 PM (OBJWS)

178 And worse yet, Sonic does not allow CPL holders to bring firearms to their drive-ins. I used to go there for their hot dogs. Posted by: F.N.G. at July 30, 2017 07:26 PM (kiSdp) --- *snort*

Posted by: Texas at July 30, 2017 02:36 PM (s5Kql)

179 Computer infrastructure analysis: have you unplugged it and plugged it back in?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2017 02:37 PM (DIN/1)

180 >>>College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst.<<<

Ha ha ha!  Kato, we need to order some more floppy disks, chop-chop!

Posted by: Fritz at July 30, 2017 02:38 PM (eLttb)

181 Ben Had, at that time she was basically looking all over the country. Had her resume on Monster and some of the other big sites. Also had interviews with local companies that the school brought in. Mr. BTEG was helping her with where to look, as he's in IT too. Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July Is she networking?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 02:39 PM (0wem/)

182 and speaking of college -- there's the bullshit triangle:
over-qualified
out of school too long
it's really just a secretarial job

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 30, 2017 02:40 PM (ILitO)

183 One of out sons is ADD. We knew it, his teachers knew, but would not say, because he was not HAD, and didn't cause them any trouble. We did not want him on ritalin forvseveral reasons, but when he graduated from HS we suggested he sould try some medication to help get through college. He wanted to be an actor, but we suggested that that would very difficult to get into as a career, and he wojld be a very good teacher with his personality and math skills. So he went through two years in education, felt very confident, and decided he would major in chemical engineering. I was skeptical. I'm a chem e. and know it is one of the most difficult BS degrees to get. But he made it, including co-op. His biggest problem getting hired (especially in the Obama economy) was explaining why it took him 7 years to get through college.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 02:40 PM (lIZQs)

184 Mike Rowe is my favorite i love him if you don't love him you can shut up

Posted by: happyfeet at July 30, 2017 02:40 PM (mLfQi)

185 Sure, Obama might hire you as a senior foreign policy adviser, but that's a long shot.

You'd be more useful as an electrician.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 02:41 PM (qJhUV)

186 Michael Caine has always struck me as a very decent, stand-up guy. - Some Michael Caine quotes from IMDb: on Jaws: The Revenge (1987)] I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific. Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath. I've made an awful lot of films. In fact, I've made a lot of awful films. Old? I stopped ageing at 38. I still am 38 . . . except when they say, 'Run up those stairs.' The Government has taken tax up to 50 per cent, and if it goes to 51, I will be back in America. I will not pay the Government more than I get. No way, ever. They've reached their limit with me, and that's what will happen to a lot of people. You know how much they made out of that high taxation all those years ago? Nothing. But they sent a mass of incredible brains to America. This return to high tax will only deepen our debt. While top-earners will be hit by the highest tax in 20 years, our MPs escape Scot-free. We've got three-and-a-half million layabouts laying about on benefits, and I'm 76, getting up at 6am to go to work to keep them. Let's get everybody back to work so we can save a couple of billion and cut tax, not keep sticking it on. I left the country for eight years when tax was put up to 82 per cent. You didn't get the 82 per cent tax from me for eight years. You didn't get any tax at all from me for the next eight years. Apart from that, a quarter of a billion dollars of movies were made outside this country instead of inside it which is just from one stupid, loud-mouth moronic actor. Imagine what is happening to companies, proper companies, who then disappear. It's no good. I voted for Brexit. I'd rather be a poor master than a rich servant. It wasn't about racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom. In politics you're always going into areas you've never been before, so you're going to get lost and then you're going to find your way, and then it'll be all right.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 02:41 PM (Nwg0u)

187 Well, friend was offered the job, promoted to full time and has been in that position for some time, but recently moved on. Well, now, guess what? Now, not only are the applicants suggested to have a college degree, but also 5 years management experience and all these other suggested attributes. If these had been the standards when he applied, he wouldn't have gotten the job. I've seen the same example over and over again. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 06:51 PM (smD62) That's a government job, not real productive work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 02:41 PM (AWYXL)

188 Ben Had, I will mention it to her. Y5, she was networking at the time, but she's gone through some health problems since then. Right now she needs to get some of that squared away, then refresh her knowledge and get back on the horse.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 30, 2017 02:42 PM (FQKBL)

189 Yeah.... funny.... I've been in the IT and Tech industry since before it was called IT... Never heard of a 'computer infrastructure analyst'... Now, Network Engineering? yeah... hell taught those classes meself... Funny thing though... Even thought I TAUGHT those classes, and they were College Accredited (students could get credits for them).... I couldn't... so still no bachelors...

Posted by: Don Q., Arcanist at July 30, 2017 02:43 PM (NgKpN)

190 Anonosaurus, yup. Would love to meet Mr. Caine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:43 PM (eMKNe)

191 she was networking at the time, but she's gone through some health problems since then. Right now she needs to get some of that squared away, then refresh her knowledge and get back on the horse. Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July Does she have a mentor or has she had an internship?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 02:44 PM (0wem/)

192 Mr. bilder thank you for your poignant turtle story

these stories are too often forgotten or shunted aside in favor of non-turtle stories

but they're very important

Posted by: happyfeet at July 30, 2017 02:45 PM (mLfQi)

193 You know ESPN is going down the tubes when I don't want to watch a baseball game because of the dozens of self-important announcers they use who can't shut up!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 02:46 PM (TyaNr)

194 >>Mr. bilder thank you for your poignant turtle story >>these stories are too often forgotten or shunted aside in favor of non-turtle stories >>but they're very important Just yesterday I was talking with some friends and we were bemoaning the lack of good turtle stories lately.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2017 02:47 PM (/tuJf)

195 No, she hasn't had a mentor or an internship. The boot camp she went to really only focuses on full-time after graduating the program.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 30, 2017 02:47 PM (FQKBL)

196 O/T, but too funneh to not post. "The initial run of Megyn Kelly's Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings." http://tinyurl.com/y96kbd3y

Posted by: Texas at July 30, 2017 02:47 PM (s5Kql)

197 Just yesterday I was talking with some friends and we were bemoaning the lack of good turtle stories lately. Are you guys speaking in some sort of code?

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 30, 2017 02:48 PM (zEjuG)

198 Companies don't want to take on the expense of training someone. They only want someone that another company has paid to train.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 02:48 PM (lIZQs)

199 Michael Caine is a 'ron. Huh.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 02:48 PM (s5Kql)

200 The initial run of Megyn Kelly's Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings. In the summer. Against reruns.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:49 PM (F0ZHr)

201 No, she hasn't had a mentor or an internship. The boot camp she went to really only focuses on full-time after graduating the program. Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July She should find one on her own. Schools are useless for internships and mentors. She should find someone in the industry that is willing to mentor her / give her advice. They will probably give her some names of people to talk to for more advice if not jobs. Eventually that will lead her to something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 02:49 PM (0wem/)

202 Are you guys speaking in some sort of code? Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 30, 2017 07:48 PM (zEjuG) So, who's up for pizza?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 02:50 PM (TyaNr)

203 Megyn's Plan B: Go trans, announce she's becoming a man.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:50 PM (eMKNe)

204 The initial run of Megyn Kelly's Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air My kitchen sink is clogged, Megyn- I'm jus' sayin'

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:50 PM (zEjuG)

205 "The initial run of Megyn Kelly's Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings." Maybe she'll start doing the show in a bikini. Could only help.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 02:51 PM (rZ+mb)

206 "The initial run of Megyn Kelly's Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings."

My agent is currently negotiating my next job, working the pole at Dapper Dan's Gentlemen's Emporium! Bring lots of singles!

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at July 30, 2017 02:51 PM (qJhUV)

207 203 Megyn's Plan B: Go trans, announce she's becoming a man. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 07:50 PM (eMKNe) Or a computer infrastructure analyst

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 02:51 PM (ANIFC)

208 Does The Naked News have any openings? Asking for a friend who may be available...

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:51 PM (zEjuG)

209 Hadrian- only if it has anchovies.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 02:52 PM (RQSyV)

210 Thank you for the advice, Y5. I will pass it on to her.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at July 30, 2017 02:52 PM (FQKBL)

211 I actually bought some anchovies while I was out a bit ago. Next time I bring home a pepperoni and jalapeno pizza, they're goin' on there. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 02:53 PM (eMKNe)

212 149 The turtle story made the cover of a magazine! https://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mans-life-may-1957-cover-by-will-hulsey-www.jpg Posted by: Trimegistus at July 30, 2017 07:25 PM (Fr1z5) Heck, those turtles were babies.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 02:53 PM (lIZQs)

213  I see Perky Katie quit at Yahoo News. What's her next stop, Starbucks?

Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 02:53 PM (qJhUV)

214 Hadrian- only if it has anchovies. Posted by: Ben Had ------- And that's when the fight started...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 02:53 PM (OdK9v)

215 Imagine me and you? I do! I think about you every night, it's only right to think about the one you love, and hold her tight so happy together...

Posted by: The Turtles at July 30, 2017 02:54 PM (eMKNe)

216 "Kelly's ratings were so terrible that NBC executives were reportedly even considering unloading her contract and trying to get Fox News to take her back. But a high-ranking Fox News official told Breitbart News that Kelly "would not be welcomed back" at the network." --- Damn.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 02:54 PM (s5Kql)

217 Does The Naked News have any openings? Asking for a friend who may be available... I will take this opportunity to point out that her nose is uneven and weird. There I said it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 02:54 PM (F0ZHr)

218 Maybe she'll start doing the show in a bikini. Could only help. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 07:51 PM (rZ+mb) **************************** Oh, no! Please no. Did you see those pictures in the Daily Mail? And those too short legs. Yuk

Posted by: gNewt at July 30, 2017 02:54 PM (rSHlY)

219 re M K -- maybe OAN needs another news reader.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 30, 2017 02:56 PM (ILitO)

220 The initial run of Megyn Kelly's Sunday newsmagazine show will reportedly be taken off the air at least two episodes earlier than scheduled because of her disastrous ratings.

In the summer.

Against reruns.
--

Yeah... that's kind of awesome, isn't it?

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 02:57 PM (aT+Bx)

221 If I had a dollar for every line of Cobal, Fortran, C, etc I wrote I'd be pretty wealthy. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman ----- Hah! COBOL? You had COBOL? We only had assembler and wired boards.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 30, 2017 02:57 PM (GJegH)

222 I'm not a big union type of guy, although I have worked in unions driving tractor-trailer. There are a number of unions that have apprenticeship programs such as the Operating Engineers (Think really big Tonka Toys doing dirt work) and the Electricians unions. An ex-wife's ex-husband was a Master Electrician working out at DIA when they were building it. In nine months he knocked down over a hundred grand, but quit when they decided it was time to do drug testing. He liked his pot and could move on to another job and still make great money.
Before I got into IT, I drove a front end loader and was making $30.00 and hour in 1998.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 02:57 PM (FAo3p)

223 Are you guys speaking in some sort of code? Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 30, 2017 07:48 PM (zEjuG) Filthy members of the tortoisie!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 02:59 PM (AWYXL)

224 If I had a dollar for every line of Cobal, Fortran, C, etc I wrote I'd be pretty wealthy. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman ----- Hah! COBOL? You had COBOL? We only had assembler and wired boards. Posted by: Tonypete -------- Lucky dog. We only had an Abacus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 02:59 PM (kusha)

225 You had COBOL? We only had assembler and wired boards. Assembler? You mean somebody flipped the switches for you? Awesome!

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 02:59 PM (zEjuG)

226 We only had an Abacus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 07:59 PM (kusha)


Hah! We only had colored rocks and were glad of it. That and fingers and toes.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:00 PM (FAo3p)

227 Michael Caine has always struck me as a very decent, stand-up guy. I've always liked Michael Caine, mostly his earlier movies and have read that he leans conservative

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:01 PM (auHtY)

228 We only had an Abacus. Luxury. We had Lotus Notes.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 03:01 PM (F0ZHr)

229 I see Perky Katie quit at Yahoo News. What's her next stop, Starbucks? Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 07:53 PM (qJhUV) There's a Yahoo to quit? If ever a company should have gone out of business years ago.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:02 PM (auHtY)

230 Are you guys speaking in some sort of code? Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 30, 2017 07:48 PM (zEjuG) Filthy members of the tortoisie! Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 07:59 PM (AWYXL) We prefer to be called Testudines.

Posted by: Senator 'Back stabber' McTurtle at July 30, 2017 03:02 PM (88gWW)

231 Tssstsssstudio!

Posted by: Phil Collins at July 30, 2017 03:04 PM (AWYXL)

232 We prefer to be called Testudines. Posted by: Senator 'Back stabber' McTurtle The anchovies and jalapenos are pantyhosing the GNAMM! Yvan eht nioj!

Posted by: evetspdq at July 30, 2017 03:04 PM (eMKNe)

233 Another 26 meters, and we are done digging for this well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:05 PM (AWYXL)

234 Sorry,....family obligations. No, I am not a nurse, sorry to disappoint. Lol.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:07 PM (smD62)

235 Filthy members of the tortoisie! Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon So happy together.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 03:07 PM (IqV8l)

236 My son in law was not a good student.  By which I mean, he didn't test well - not that he is dumb.  He apprenticed for 5 years and did some (practical) coursework and is now a commercial electrician. He makes a nice living.  His oldest boy, my grandson, is cut from the same cloth as his dad.  My SIL says no way is his son going into the trades.       But that's where the twig is bending.

Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

237 Looks like Meagain Kelly's next stop is pron...... Oh boy, is this gonna be good.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 03:07 PM (5VlCp)

238 Hah! We only had colored rocks and were glad of it. That and fingers and toes. Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 08:00 PM (FAo3p) If were a girl, I couldn't have counted to eleven.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 03:07 PM (lIZQs)

239 The transgender ban will now be called "Saving Ryan's Privates"

Posted by: CSMBigBird at July 30, 2017 03:07 PM (xInes)

240 Hah! We only had colored rocks and were glad of it. That and fingers and toes. Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 08:00 PM (FAo3p) You can use your toes to count, too? Wow. No number is too big for me, now!

Posted by: Ex-King Ex-Emperor Ex-Admiral Barky at July 30, 2017 03:08 PM (rZ+mb)

241 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:05 PM (AWYXL)

Don't you mean 85.3018373 feet?

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:08 PM (FAo3p)

242 I don't like celebrating someone's failure (unless their failure means my success...) but I am neutral to a little happy that Megyn Kelly's defection has not gone well.

Posted by: LASue at July 30, 2017 03:09 PM (hZ+us)

243 Fake news story of the day. https://tinyurl.com/y7abjwxg

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 03:09 PM (Nwg0u)

244 Just saw that piece of shit, treasonous butt plug douche nozzle Karl Rove on telly with that that piece of shit treasonous butt plug douche nozzle Piss Wallace ragging on Donny Two-scoops. These two Quislings made aunt Esther seem like the voice of reason. And if that wasn't enough, I was sentenced to having my ears soiled by the raspy (but still living) voice of Juan McStains PBUH. Why these (not nice people) are given a forum to spout their DNC talking points defaming rational thought is beyond me. Yeah, I'm pissed. Really pissed.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at July 30, 2017 03:09 PM (h7sWp)

245 Looks like Meagain Kelly's next stop is pron...... Oh boy, is this gonna be good. Live at Five with Omaha's number two news team--here's Megyn Kelly.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 03:09 PM (F0ZHr)

246 No, I am not a nurse, sorry to disappoint. Lol. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:07 PM (smD62) You can still wear a nurse's uniform ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 03:09 PM (rZ+mb)

247 Another 26 meters, and we are done digging for this well. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:05 PM (AWYXL) ************************** Tonight?

Posted by: gNewt at July 30, 2017 03:10 PM (rSHlY)

248 You had fingers and toes?

Posted by: The Centaur Kids at July 30, 2017 03:10 PM (TyaNr)

249 @246 Lol, nowadays, nurses wear sweatpants and t-shirts, er scrubs.....so I'd be happy to oblige. I am sure you were referring to another outfit.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:11 PM (smD62)

250 Karl Rove. Fuck that guy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 03:11 PM (F0ZHr)

251 You can still wear a nurse's uniform ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 08:09 PM (rZ+mb)

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Have you seen what nurses wear these days?  I think those little white dresses went out before go-go boots.


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:11 PM (lwiT4)

252 Don't you mean 85.3018373 feet? Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 08:08 PM (FAo3p) That works, too. Of course it's diminished by a couple of meters now. Sprint to the finish.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:12 PM (AWYXL)

253 Have you seen what nurses wear these days? I think those little white dresses went out before go-go boots. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:11 PM (lwiT4) We just can't have nice things anymore

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:12 PM (0mRoj)

254 Damn ... I'm so disappointed to hear that nurses aren't getting dressed up anymore ... That really sucks.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 03:12 PM (rZ+mb)

255 We prefer to be called Testudines. Another bunch of army rejects. Here's how the centurion wants it done: http://tinyurl.com/y8qeh3tu

Posted by: The Real Testudo Guys at July 30, 2017 03:13 PM (3C9q2)

256 124 It's cooling down now, it's only 96. Posted by: gNewt at July 30, 2017 07:19 PM (rSHlY) ------ Are you in Austin too? You ever read a book that starts great then you finish it and wish you could have those hours back?

Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 30, 2017 03:14 PM (kufk0)

257 If you go to a hospital these days, you honestly can't tell the nurses and assistants from the doctors anymore. They're all wearing the same thing: scrubs. Only way left to tell the doctors is by the Rolexes they're wearing, I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:14 PM (eMKNe)

258 Have you seen what nurses wear these days? I think those little white dresses went out before go-go boots. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:11 PM (lwiT4) Are maid's uniforms still a thing? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 03:14 PM (TyaNr)

259 We just can't have nice things anymore

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 08:12 PM (0mRoj)

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Daughter teaches 4th year nursing students, so most of her instruction is at the hospital.  She has three pairs of scrubs, all of them blue.  Plus a white lab coat and sensible shoes.  Not exactly the stuff that dreams are made of.


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:14 PM (lwiT4)

260 Oh I made this nurse's outfit look good!

Posted by: Dixie McCall at July 30, 2017 03:16 PM (JO9+V)

261 Another 26 meters, and we are done digging for this well. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:05 PM (AWYXL) Yes, but it is going to get out far enough past the Jerry fences and guard towers?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:16 PM (auHtY)

262 Lol, nowadays, nurses wear sweatpants and t-shirts, er scrubs.....so I'd be happy to oblige.

And crocs. Lotsa crocs.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 03:16 PM (qJhUV)

263 Damn ... I'm so disappointed to hear that nurses aren't getting dressed up anymore ... That really sucks. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 08:12 PM (rZ+mb) And it's not a difficult uniform. Little white cap, garter belt, fishnet stockings, and heels. Easy-peasy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:16 PM (AWYXL)

264 Yeah, all those nurses wearing scrubs nowadays seem to take all the fun out of the sexy nurse fantasies. OTOH, I really haven't seen all that many sexy nurses lately.
In a way, that's something that bothers me. To have a nurse whose BMI is much larger than mine lecture me that I need to lose some weight because I'm getting a beer belly. (I'm almost as old as Vic, so cut me some slack. I likes me beer.)

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:16 PM (FAo3p)

265 small engine repair. Constant employment. A raised wine glass to you. Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 06:53 PM (RQSyV) ur welcome.

Posted by: Ethanol subsidies. at July 30, 2017 03:17 PM (LjG7N)

266 Yes, blue scrubs seems to be the thing. My sister is a nurse, and same thing...there are 2 hospitals in her city, and they all wear the same shade of blue scrubs, so if you see a nurse out and about..they could belong anywhere.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:17 PM (smD62)

267 My middle son requested Chocolate Chip Cookie dough cookies, another words, no Chocolate Chips. Pretty damn good.

Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 30, 2017 03:17 PM (kufk0)

268
Are maid's uniforms still a thing? Asking for a friend.
---

My lazy former friend who says her life is much, much harder than mine, even though she has a full time job with benefits and a husband with a full time job with benefits and I have neither of those things, says you don't call them maids any more. They are "cleaning ladies."

And you have to clean before they come over.

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 03:18 PM (aT+Bx)

269 At the Heart Attack Grill in Vegas, they dress the waitresses up as nurses in the old-fashioned uniform that AOP describes. (I have zero interest in the place but have a hunch at least a few morons will want to visit it during the GNAMM. It's on the "old strip," on Fremont.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:18 PM (eMKNe)

270 And crocs. Lotsa crocs. Posted by: tu3031 at July 30, 2017 08:16 PM (qJhUV) I remember when clogs were all the rage in hospitals. The doctors all started wearing them and when everyone told them they looked gay they all said the same thing, "They're SOOOOO comfortable." Yeah ... carrying wood blocks around is my idea of foot comfort ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 03:18 PM (rZ+mb)

271 Yes, but it is going to get out far enough past the Jerry fences and guard towers? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 08:16 PM (auHtY) We are close to being in the next township.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:18 PM (AWYXL)

272 Plus a white lab coat and sensible shoes. Not exactly the stuff that dreams are made of. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:14 PM Yeah, but she's naked under all that, right? you didn't get to be called grammie by not knowing how guys think, right?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 30, 2017 03:18 PM (z79tQ)

273 OTOH, I really haven't seen all that many sexy nurses lately.
In a way, that's something that bothers me. To have a nurse whose BMI is much larger than mine lecture me that I need to lose some weight
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You have every right to be annoyed.  My daughter fumes at students who are a physical mess.  She is not above fat-shaming.

Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:19 PM (lwiT4)

274 I didn't need 'A' school to make Chief, and I ain't needed a degree (though I do have one) to make a good living. Never been out of a job, physically unable to work a couple times, but never without a j-o-b. Blessed, I am.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 03:20 PM (zLDYs)

275 There are times that I think Mike Rowe is the last sane man in America.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at July 30, 2017 03:20 PM (xiOrX)

276 I'm almost as old as Vic I'm sorry, we don't allow that kind of exaggeration around here. You got a big blue ox and nail Morgan Fairchild, too?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 03:20 PM (F0ZHr)

277 Traditional STEM degrees will never let you down. Frankly I know Welders and Plumbers who barely graduated HS and a few who didn't making money hand over fist. In my neck of the PNW Boeing machinists make bank. Yet they are forever broke and those machinists will strike at the drop of a hat; they never have a "livable" wage..... Fools and their money . . . .

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 30, 2017 03:21 PM (QMwOT)

278 And it's not a difficult uniform. Little white cap, garter belt, fishnet stockings, and heels. Easy-peasy. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:16 PM (AWYXL) Exactly! What happened to all the "cute" professions? Used to be that airline stewardesses had to be hot. Now, they just have to be gay. And now the nurses rejecting the official nurse uniform so they play "orderly" ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 03:21 PM (rZ+mb)

279 Yeah, but she's naked under all that, right?

you didn't get to be called grammie by not knowing how guys think, right?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 30, 2017 08:18 PM (z79tQ)

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I could show you guys a picture of my daughter, but then I'd have to kill you.  She is stunning.  And ripped. And blonde.

Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:21 PM (lwiT4)

280 I remember when clogs were all the rage in hospitals. The doctors all started wearing them and when everyone told them they looked gay they all said the same thing, "They're SOOOOO comfortable."
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i remember how stupid they all looked when they were trying to run to a code...

GHEY is the only way to describe it.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 03:21 PM (NQJ+w)

281 247 Another 26 meters, and we are done digging for this well. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:05 PM (AWYXL) is ur ass cold?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at July 30, 2017 03:21 PM (LjG7N)

282 I could show you guys a picture of my daughter, but then I'd have to kill you. She is stunning. And ripped. And blonde.
Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:21 PM (lwiT4)
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i've got some too, but she told me not to share them with you...



/me ducks

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 03:22 PM (NQJ+w)

283 We are close to being in the next township.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:18 PM (AWYXL)

Yeah, but do you have a forger to make you the fake papers to get you to the train station? I hope you have one because otherwise your escape is going to fail. They're going to round all of you up and take you to some unnamed spot out in the woods and unperson your happy ass.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:22 PM (FAo3p)

284 Funny anecdote: dick pic guy has messaged me again. I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:22 PM (smD62)

285 And you have to clean before they come over.

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 08:18 PM (aT+Bx)

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Oh - I do that !


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:23 PM (lwiT4)

286 Exactly! What happened to all the "cute" professions? Used to be that airline stewardesses had to be hot. Now, they just have to be gay. And now the nurses rejecting the official nurse uniform so they play "orderly" ... Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 08:21 PM (rZ+mb) I neglected to add "nothing else". Figured it was a gimme.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:23 PM (AWYXL)

287 To be fair, I'd rather be comfortable than cute too.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:24 PM (smD62)

288 I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. If this just sits there, I don't know you people any more.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 03:24 PM (F0ZHr)

289 And ripped. And blonde. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:21 P I used to be those things. Stunning? Not so much. But I'm a dude, so I can get by on my "great sense of humor" which I'm assured is the number one thing women love.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 30, 2017 03:25 PM (z79tQ)

290 I've been to the Heart Attack Grill. Food is ok, but the shakes are pretty tasty. They're so laden with fat that they're nearly butter.

Posted by: PabloD at July 30, 2017 03:25 PM (wpDj5)

291 >>>Looks like Meagain Kelly's next stop is pron......
Oh boy, is this gonna be good<<<

A forty-plus year old MILF should realize that her best days can be realized if she cuts loose and places her irrational inhibitions aside.

Honey, your earning ability is directly-connected to your cougar-like instincts.  Spread your wings, baby!

Posted by: Fritz at July 30, 2017 03:25 PM (eLttb)

292 Another 26 meters, and we are done digging for this well. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:05 PM (AWYXL) Are you going vertical or horizontal?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 03:25 PM (lIZQs)

293 I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. If this just sits there, I don't know you people any more. Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 08:24 PM (F0ZHr) Huh?

Posted by: Cyclops at July 30, 2017 03:25 PM (rZ+mb)

294 288 I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. If this just sits there, I don't know you people any more. Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 08:24 PM (F0ZHr) --- *wipes screen*

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:25 PM (s5Kql)

295 And you have to clean before they come over. Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 08:18 PM (aT+Bx) I don't. I call mine a housekeeper. She is here 2 days a week for 8 hours.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 03:26 PM (Ri/rl)

296 I could show you guys a picture of my daughter, but then I'd have to kill you. She is stunning. And ripped. And blonde. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:21 PM (lwiT4) Stunning and blonde? You can show me the picture and then kill me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 03:27 PM (rZ+mb)

297 dick pic guy has messaged me again. I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled I thought he just sent a picture.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:27 PM (0mRoj)

298 258. I've got a little French maid outfit I'll be happy to wear for you, feather duster included.

Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker at July 30, 2017 03:27 PM (QMwOT)

299 @266 Tickled Pink-So tell me about this sister of yours (waves to qdpsteve).........

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 03:27 PM (0XvG0)

300 Are you going vertical or horizontal? Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 08:25 PM (lIZQs) Horizontal, after drilling down more or less vertically to get to where we needed to be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:28 PM (AWYXL)

301 dick pic guy has messaged me again. I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:22 PM (smD62) Well, he showed you who he was.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 03:28 PM (ANIFC)

302 Yeah, but do you have a forger to make you the fake papers to get you to the train station? I hope you have one because otherwise your escape is going to fail. They're going to round all of you up and take you to some unnamed spot out in the woods and unperson your happy ass. Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 08:22 PM (FAo3p) And don't use English because the Gestapo will try to trick you with that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:28 PM (auHtY)

303 @299 Lol, she's happily married with 2 kids. Anything else?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:28 PM (smD62)

304 298 258. I've got a little French maid outfit I'll be happy to wear for you, feather duster included.

Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker at July 30, 2017 08:27 PM (QMwOT)


Nerk nerk nerk...fap fap fap

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:29 PM (FAo3p)

305 Mike bitchslapped that guy with eloquence, clarity and good humor. Love me some Mike Rowe (no homo). Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry No homo? Well, do you own a Subaru? Just checking.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 03:29 PM (S6Pax)

306 My wife has her RN 2 year degree and now she has to go back and get her BSRN. If she doesn't go back to school she will be out of a job.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 30, 2017 03:29 PM (dKiJG)

307 dick pic guy has messaged me again. I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:22 PM (smD62) I thought he already showed his "Mr. Happy" face?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:29 PM (AWYXL)

308 273 OTOH, I really haven't seen all that many sexy nurses lately. In a way, that's something that bothers me. To have a nurse whose BMI is much larger than mine lecture me that I need to lose some weight ..... I had to go to a leadership meeting last week. Had six different lecturers, 4 of the 6 RN's were morbidly obese. Crazy

Posted by: Molly k. at July 30, 2017 03:29 PM (Lfpoh)

309 8====D 8=====D 8######D Last one's ribbed for your pleasure.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:30 PM (0mRoj)

310 Funny anecdote: dick pic guy has messaged me again. I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:22 PM (smD62) Carlos Danger?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:30 PM (auHtY)

311 And don't use English because the Gestapo will try to trick you with that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 08:28 PM (auHtY)

And if you listen to the Poles, so will the NKVD

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:30 PM (FAo3p)

312 Horizontal, after drilling down more or less vertically to get to where we needed to be. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:28 PM (AWYXL) Drinking someone else's milkshake, huh?

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 03:30 PM (lIZQs)

313 I've got a little French maid outfit I'll be happy to wear for you, feather duster included.

Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker at July 30, 2017 08:27 PM (QMwOT)

Hmmmmmmmmmm...

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at July 30, 2017 03:30 PM (qJhUV)

314 Oy vey.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 03:31 PM (/o9Qk)

315 JROD, maybe we can double date!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:31 PM (eMKNe)

316 Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 08:29 PM (S6Pax) Heh. No, no Subaru. Or hybrids. Or mini-car of any type.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:31 PM (0mRoj)

317 My wife has her RN 2 year degree and now she has to go back and get her BSRN. If she doesn't go back to school she will be out of a job.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 30, 2017 08:29 PM (dKiJG)

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That seems to be the way things are going, but I don't know why they can't grandfather in those who are already in practice.

Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:31 PM (lwiT4)

318 Horizontal, after drilling down more or less vertically to get to where we needed to be. This explains why production is down...

Posted by: Montana at July 30, 2017 03:31 PM (zEjuG)

319 318 Horizontal, after drilling down more or less vertically to get to where we needed to be. Are we talking about oil or the Kama Sutra?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:32 PM (0mRoj)

320 Who is pulling what in who's inbox?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) at July 30, 2017 03:32 PM (Ckg4U)

321 "Kelly's ratings were so terrible that NBC executives were reportedly even considering unloading her contract and trying to get Fox News to take her back. But a high-ranking Fox News official told Breitbart News that Kelly "would not be welcomed back" at the network." Well since perky saggy Katie left Yahoo, MeAgain can go for the gig in the remaining hours Yahoo is in business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:33 PM (auHtY)

322 I had to go to a leadership meeting last week. Had six different lecturers, 4 of the 6 RN's were morbidly obese. Crazy

Posted by: Molly k. at July 30, 2017 08:29 PM (Lfpoh)

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It really is.  I don't know why they aren't called to account for that.


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:33 PM (lwiT4)

323 Slap, someone is shoving their face in someone else's inbox.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 03:33 PM (/o9Qk)

324 @303 Tickled Pink-Damn, you said happily. J/K Yes one more thing, go to So Cal for. A meet up with qdpsteve. That all, thanks.

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 03:33 PM (0XvG0)

325 296 I could show you guys a picture of my daughter, but then I'd have to kill you. She is stunning. And ripped. And blonde. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:21 PM (lwiT4) Stunning and blonde? You can show me the picture and then kill me. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 08:27 PM (rZ+mb) Kill me 6 minutes after I see the pics?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at July 30, 2017 03:33 PM (LjG7N)

326 Who is pulling what in who's inbox? Apparently the face, after the dick. Someone tell him he's doing it wrong

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 03:33 PM (6FqZa)

327 320 Who is pulling what in who's inbox? Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2017 08:32 PM (Ckg4U) I remember this! It's an old Laurel and Hardon bit!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:34 PM (0mRoj)

328 Drinking someone else's milkshake, huh? Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 08:30 PM (lIZQs) No, not at all. They own the rights. This is the "fracking revolution" that you keep hearing about. What was formerly unproductive formation becomes good paying reservoir now that horizontal drilling and massive frac jobs are cheap and practical.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:34 PM (AWYXL)

329 DangerGirl- after the lasagna isn't that supposed to be Momma Mia!

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 03:34 PM (RQSyV)

330 Machinist. A community college program can get you there. In a job shop, so can starting out as the sweeper and offering to help run a machine whenever there's a need. A good friend works in a machine shop, and talks about it. It's even indoors and relatively clean, compared to welding.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at July 30, 2017 03:34 PM (H8WVB)

331 Insomniac,
Those itty bitty little smart cars? I've known some guys that once they've had a couple of beers would pick one of those up and crush it on their foreheads. I think that just about any type of moving accident in those death traps would be fatal. Even in a parking lot with a speed of under 10 mph.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:35 PM (FAo3p)

332 Story at FB that Trump is considering sending a MOAB over to Pyongyang with love and kisses.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:35 PM (eMKNe)

333 319 318 Horizontal, after drilling down more or less vertically to get to where we needed to be. The neighbor's oil field?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at July 30, 2017 03:35 PM (LjG7N)

334 @315 qdpsteve-I tried.

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 03:35 PM (0XvG0)

335 274 I didn't need 'A' school to make Chief, and I ain't needed a degree (though I do have one) to make a good living. Never been out of a job, physically unable to work a couple times, but never without a j-o-b. Blessed, I am. Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 08:20 PM (zLDYs) Boatswain's Mate?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 03:35 PM (17QyB)

336 Nurse? Sure! I'll get my stethoscope and a box of latex gloves. I understand the lab needs some samples from you.

Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker at July 30, 2017 03:36 PM (QMwOT)

337 333 319 318 Horizontal, after drilling down more or less vertically to get to where we needed to be. The neighbor's oil field? Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at July 30, 2017 08:35 PM (LjG7N) DRAIIIIIIINNNNNNAGE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:36 PM (0mRoj)

338 DangerGirl- after the lasagna isn't that supposed to be Momma Mia!

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 08:34 PM (RQSyV)



Mamma mia, do I have a full belly!

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 03:36 PM (/o9Qk)

339 323 Slap, someone is shoving their face in someone else's inbox. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 08:33 PM (/o9Qk) --- Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:36 PM (s5Kql)

340 308 273 OTOH, I really haven't seen all that many sexy nurses lately. Unions killed the 'Hot Asian Nurse' industry.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at July 30, 2017 03:36 PM (LjG7N)

341 "Slap, someone is shoving their face in someone else's inbox." -Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 08:33 PM (/o9Qk) That is going to happen. I know this for a fact. I like shoving my ace into inboxes, as long as I am invited to do so.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) at July 30, 2017 03:37 PM (Ckg4U)

342 332 Story at FB that Trump is considering sending a MOAB over to Pyongyang with love and kisses. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 08:35 PM (eMKNe) It's going to take more than that.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 03:37 PM (ANIFC)

343 I didn't really get the job, but... a number of years ago (about 5), I interviewed for a job assisting the Dean of the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College. The Pacific Coast Campus is well-known as their vocational jobs campus, teaching all the things you're all talking about (welding, auto mechanics, HVAC, etc etc). She openly admitted to me that shey, they and their campus was treated like dirt by the higher-ups at the Liberal Arts Campus, because they were teaching skills that required people to get their hands dirty from time to time. Just sad, and I empathized with her 100%. But again, I still didn't get the job.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:37 PM (eMKNe)

344 DangerGirl- after the lasagna isn't that supposed to be Momma Mia! Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 08:34 PM (RQSyV) I just saw part of that movie today. Holy shit, that had to be the worst movie I've ever seen. It was off-the-charts awful. Some of the worst voices I ever heard in my life.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 30, 2017 03:37 PM (rZ+mb)

345 I say the cutest girls percentage-wise are in transportation, not medical fields. Transportation moves folks of both living and nonliving varieties about the hospital for their various procedures.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 03:37 PM (zLDYs)

346 That seems to be the way things are going, but I don't know why they can't grandfather in those who are already in practice. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:31 PM (lwiT4) For the hospital to get a certain status ( I can't remember the name) a certain percentage of the nurses have to have BSRN.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 30, 2017 03:37 PM (dKiJG)

347 That is going to happen. I know this for a fact. I like shoving my ace into inboxes, as long as I am invited to do so. Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2017 08:37 PM (Ckg4U) --- I don't think ace appreciates that.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (s5Kql)

348 Story at FB that Trump is considering sending a MOAB over to Pyongyang with love and kisses. Every now and then the Don likes to say something nuts so that he can go to the negotiations with that on the table. "Art Of The Deal" and stuff. The problem he's now having is that he's said nutty things before, and Kim Puj Flab is still there, stuffing his face and flogging his Dong.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (6FqZa)

349 yes Mike Rowe is a neat guy. So does anyone have any opinions on the Russia sanctions and if it will lead to more shit re Syria and iran? and elsewhere..

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (FKrah)

350 *face*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (Ckg4U)

351 350 *face* Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 30, 2017 08:38 PM (Ckg4U) *palm*

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (0mRoj)

352 Story at FB that Trump is considering sending a MOAB over to Pyongyang with love and kisses. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 08:35 PM (eMKNe) At first glance, I thought that was Trump was going to hit Farcebook with a MOAB

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (auHtY)

353 287 To be fair, I'd rather be comfortable than cute too. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:24 PM I hate to be the fly in the ointment but looking nice never equals comfortable. It takes a lot of work to look nice.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 03:38 PM (Ri/rl)

354 Poor ace.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 03:39 PM (/o9Qk)

355 Ace is doing what to Slap's inbox?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:40 PM (0mRoj)

356 "I don't think ace appreciates that." -Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 08:38 PM (s5Kql) I knew that was coming. I've got nothing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) at July 30, 2017 03:40 PM (Ckg4U)

357 A MOAB makes sense though. It's yugely destructive, would more than get Flabby's attention... and is non-nuclear. If Ronery Jr. retaliates with nukes, *he's* the one elevating the conflict. Still, the results could end up just as horrific and deadly I assume.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:40 PM (eMKNe)

358 At first glance, I thought that was Trump was going to hit Farcebook with a MOAB Posted by: TheQuietMan Say what? Trump is going to Moab, Utah? Is he going mountain biking?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 03:41 PM (S6Pax)

359 I'ma go wash the dishes. *ejects*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) at July 30, 2017 03:41 PM (Ckg4U)

360 324 @303 Tickled Pink-Damn, you said happily. J/K Yes one more thing, go to So Cal for. A meet up with qdpsteve. That all, thanks. Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 08:33 PM (0XvG0) I second that emotion.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 03:41 PM (Ri/rl)

361 LOL Slap

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:41 PM (s5Kql)

362 Jeff Weimer @ 335- Boatswains Mate?
Nope. Equipment Operator. You could call that a dry land Boatswains Mate, I surmise.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 03:42 PM (zLDYs)

363 finds commenters in slaps kitchen throwing dishes.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:42 PM (FKrah)

364 Oops TickledPink, didn't see your note about your sister. Oh well. All the good ones are taken, right? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:42 PM (eMKNe)

365 362 Jeff Weimer @ 335- Boatswains Mate? Nope. Equipment Operator. You could call that a dry land Boatswains Mate, I surmise. Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 08:42 PM (zLDYs) Beats being cabin boy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:42 PM (0mRoj)

366 @353 Trust me I know. But, I never got used to heels. I am a sneakers and flats kind of girl. That resonates with the rest of my style, and I'm okay with that. I clean up good, and that is all that matters to me.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (smD62)

367 It's yugely destructive, would more than get Flabby's attention... and is non-nuclear. If Ronery Jr. retaliates with nukes, *he's* the one elevating the conflict. Still, the results could end up just as horrific and deadly I assume. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 08:40 PM (eMKNe) But what is there to destroy in Norkland? A few potemkin villages? I'm sure all their nuke and missile facilities are in hardened underground bunkers. And well-hidden, too. You would need some kind of ground-penetrating ordnance.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (AWYXL)

368 Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who has spent the last couple of years "resisting" evil Tennessee Conservatives with sanctuary city legislation, promises to send local money to Paris Accords and the like, reported that her son OD'd and died in Colorado where he moved to use drugs. Moral relativism and liberal ideology has real life victims. You can ignore reality, but it won't ignore you. I pray that the young man knew Christ.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (8V9G/)

369 Willow, If we don't get our fiscal house in order, the world is going to go completely to shit because we won't be able to project power in the way that keeps the usual suspects in check. We need to update our nuclear arsenal while at the same time being way too dependent on space and undersea cabling. And the optimist in me like to point out that we haven't had to shoot our way into an area denial environment since Inchon and that every gasoline pump in the U.S. is on the Internet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (F0ZHr)

370 alright I guess I shouldn't worry about Russia.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (FKrah)

371 357 A MOAB makes sense though. Mother of All Barbeques. Empty all the Humane kennels. Winning!

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (LjG7N)

372 Before I go take on the sink, I'd just like to say how happy I am to see you back, SMFH. *drifts slowly towards kitchen sink* -Later, gators!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (Ckg4U)

373 JROD and CaliGirl, thanks! I'm getting a car before too long. Maybe me and TickledPink could both road-trip to an equidistant location somewhere in the midwest? Just thinking out loud. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (eMKNe)

374 363 finds commenters in slaps kitchen throwing dishes. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 08:42 PM (FKrah) --- willow...stop... My sides hurt enough as it is....

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (s5Kql)

375 It's going to take more than that. Posted by: josephistan Maybe....The Spanish Inquisition?!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 03:43 PM (S6Pax)

376 360 324 @303 Tickled Pink-Damn, you said happily. J/K Yes one more thing, go to So Cal for. A meet up with qdpsteve. That all, thanks. Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 08:33 PM (0XvG0) I second that emotion. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 08:41 PM (Ri/rl) .... Deletes post

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 03:44 PM (IDPbH)

377 Thanks Slap.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:44 PM (s5Kql)

378 AOP: as I understand it, MOABs *are* bunkerbusters when they're clustered. I could be wrong though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:45 PM (eMKNe)

379 It's yugely destructive, would more than get Flabby's attention... and is non-nuclear. If Ronery Jr. retaliates with nukes, *he's* the one elevating the conflict. --- He wouldn't have to retaliate with nukes. Seoul is just across the DMZ & can be leveled with conventional weapons.

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 03:45 PM (ANIFC)

380 Circa, yes I do think we should rebuild strength (overtly)_ at this point, whether it is used or not , But projecting we are capable is always a good idea. Yeah I know we rely way to much on tech these days, while convenient, it does make us vulnerable to many.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:45 PM (FKrah)

381 360 324 @303 Tickled Pink-Damn, you said happily. J/K Yes one more thing, go to So Cal for. A meet up with qdpsteve. That all, thanks. Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 08:33 PM (0XvG0) I second that emotion. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 08:41 PM (Ri/rl) Suggesting some Slap and Tickle are ya?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:46 PM (0mRoj)

382 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:43 PM (AWYXL) Tungsten poles. I wonder if we have them.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 03:46 PM (IDPbH)

383 Nope, Steve and Tickle. Funnier the other way.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:47 PM (0mRoj)

384 MOABs and ace's forays into inboxes... Sometimes, you guys are too much.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:47 PM (s5Kql)

385 SMFH, well alright, hands over glass of wine. props myself on pillows, to stay for the long haul, or at least 30 minutes or so.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:47 PM (FKrah)

386 josephistan, true. Unfortunately I think Seoul is a goner no matter what, within the next 20 years. If I were POTUS I might be talking to the South Koreans about decentralizing their government apparatus and creating new smaller capitals all over their country.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:47 PM (eMKNe)

387 385 SMFH, well alright, hands over glass of wine. props myself on pillows, to stay for the long haul, or at least 30 minutes or so. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 08:47 PM (FKrah) Bow chicka bow wow

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:47 PM (0mRoj)

388 382 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 08:43 PM (AWYXL) Tungsten poles. I wonder if we have them. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 08:46 PM (IDPbH) Check Tickled Pink's inbox

Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 03:48 PM (ANIFC)

389 @373 qdpsteve-Las Vegas....September....(hint, hint)

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 03:48 PM (0XvG0)

390 slap and tickle? sheesh you guys, I don't know if that's a fit. I think slap and L'elle. because both enjoy analyzing peoples stuff.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:48 PM (FKrah)

391 274 I didn't need 'A' school to make Chief, and I ain't needed a degree (though I do have one) to make a good living. Never been out of a job, physically unable to work a couple times, but never without a j-o-b. Blessed, I am.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 08:20 PM (zLDYs)

Here's one of the things that pisses me off the most about this "White Privilege" crap. I don't have a degree although I do have a couple of years of college. For most of the first part of my life after I got out of the Navy, I was an over the road truck driver. I worked my ever loving ass off. The only time I moved jobs was for a better job. I never got a better job because I was white, I got a better job because I had proved that I could get my load to the destination, on time, with no accidents. I pretty well wrecked my body doing it. But I made a good living, I'm proud of it, and I have nothing to be ashamed of. I got out of it what I put into it, so it was the American dream. I didn't need special privileges. I didn't need some kind of special considerations. I didn't need to be coddled. I did it all on my own. It was a hard life, and at times it was dangerous, but it was the life I chose. And I'm glad I did. I'm really tired of hearing about how my life was better just because I was born white. I'll quit before I get banned.

*rant off*

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:48 PM (FAo3p)

392 SHUT UP INSOMNIAC!!! *wipes screen*

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:48 PM (s5Kql)

393 smacks insomniac.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:48 PM (FKrah)

394 JROD, true. TickledPink, hope you'll come to Vegas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:49 PM (eMKNe)

395 Posted by: josephistan at July 30, 2017 08:48 PM (ANIFC) Not even with your internet.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 03:49 PM (IDPbH)

396 I don't want to go to work tomorrow.

I hate working for stupid people.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 03:49 PM (/o9Qk)

397 But, I never got used to heels. I am a sneakers and flats kind of girl. That resonates with the rest of my style, and I'm okay with that. I clean up good, and that is all that matters to me. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:43 PM (smD62) That's cool. It's whatever you're most comfortable wearing. I feel better with full hair and makeup and a cute outfit and accessories. But I'm the type of girl that has never worn make up to go to the beach. There's a time and place for everything.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 03:49 PM (Ri/rl)

398 While I thank you all for offering me up to the highest bidder like cattle, I am still planning for October so...yeah.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:50 PM (smD62)

399 TickledPink, you mean coming to the GNAMM? It's in September. And I'm not trying to 'bid' for you. I just wanna meetcha. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:50 PM (eMKNe)

400 sigh, it's been a long time since I got to play dress up. fkn poverty is no fun.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:51 PM (FKrah)

401 Funny anecdote: dick pic guy has messaged me again. I can't believe he has the nerve to show his face in my inbox again after what he pulled. - T Pix nix dix pix.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at July 30, 2017 03:51 PM (Nwg0u)

402 As to NORKS, consider this. Do you think any other civilization in history has ever been more ripe for mass conversion to islam than NORK? Think about it.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 03:51 PM (zLDYs)

403 Eromero, all that would have to have to happen is for Porky Jr. to convert. Then he would force everyone else to.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:51 PM (eMKNe)

404 Willow! Hi! Has your hair grown back to where you want it yet?

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 03:52 PM (Dn+ZB)

405 But I'm the type of girl that has never worn make up to go to the beach. There's a time and place for everything. Posted by: CaliGirl Turn, turn, turn.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 03:52 PM (S6Pax)

406
I hate working for stupid people.
---

Welcome to my life.

Something I've noticed that is not true in all cases, but in many:

If you have a job that you like and you're very good at, you will NOT be promoted, no matter how long you hang around. You see, you make your boss look good. And as long as you're in that position, he looks good. So... your job that you thought had advancement potential will have NO potential. Most especially if you're smarter than your boss and you both know it.

/disclaimer: not in all cases. Some people actually have great bosses that will let them advance.

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 03:52 PM (aT+Bx)

407 Mike Rowe? Puleeze. He's a complete fraud and everyone knows that he is in the pocket of Big Dirt. BTW I've met him and know him very well IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Lake Erie water snake at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (Qz0zw)

408 What happened to your hair, willow?

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (s5Kql)

409 Nope...I shall not be in attendance in Vegas, sorry.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (smD62)

410 I have spent a lot of time with USC's Medical School Dean.

Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (QMwOT)

411 I know another war in Korea would be horrific for everyone, especially SoKo. I just hope if/when it happens, it can somehow stay non-nuclear because then it's a lot less likely to go international, at least IMHO. I have a hunch China's a lot more willing to look the other way and pretend not to hear the glass breaking as long as no nukes go off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (eMKNe)

412 AOP: as I understand it, MOABs *are* bunkerbusters when they're clustered. I could be wrong though. Posted by: qdpsteve Sound like a real clusterf*ck!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (S6Pax)

413 Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 08:48 PM (FAo3p) Hold your head high. You worked for a living, as my father liked to say. My father started driving trucks at 14.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (Ri/rl)

414 bluebell, it has! I can no wear a chignon well, finally and the red has faded off so i'm lookin pretty good as my spouse says.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (FKrah)

415 sigh, it's been a long time since I got to play dress up.

fkn poverty is no fun.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 08:51 PM (FKrah)

===============================



Step out of the shower, wet hair and all.  Wrap yourself in a big white towel. Put a song on the record player.  Do a little dance.  Make a little love.  Get down tonight.



No money required.


Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 03:53 PM (lwiT4)

416 Moral relativism and liberal ideology has real life victims. You can ignore reality, but it won't ignore you. Max was born to the Current Year maelstrom, with a diffident hack for a mom; And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said yo, snort on this ice, it is bomb.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 03:54 PM (6FqZa)

417 Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:53 PM (lwiT4) Money for nothing?

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 03:55 PM (IDPbH)

418 Step out of the shower, wet hair and all. Wrap yourself in a big white towel. Put a song on the record player. Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight. No money required. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:53 PM (lwiT4) And make sure the webcam is properly oriented.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:55 PM (0mRoj)

419 398, did I miss the auction? I have a boyfriend who gets lonely.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 03:55 PM (7l5V0)

420 shibumi, yup. I wish bosses would get it. If you have someone in the perfect position and they make you look really good, you *have* to reward them from time to time to keep them there. Bonuses, perks, more frequent raises, etc etc etc. But too many bosses are IMHO as entilement-minded as any libtard millenial you could find. They want all the credit and to only ever have to throw you the barest number of crumbs, now, forever and for always. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 03:55 PM (eMKNe)

421 @398 Tickled Pink-Nice try honey. qdpsteve/single+Tickled Pink/single+you guys are here at AoS..... Cattle? Easy on impugning ones motives now.

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 03:55 PM (0XvG0)

422 smfh, I got really mad at it one day, took scissors and cut it all off, I mean all off. then got angrier and tried to fix it by dying it red. LOL well, never get so mad at your hair you do something that stupid. jus sayin.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:55 PM (FKrah)

423 404 Willow! Hi! Has your hair grown back to where you want it yet? Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 08:52 PM (Dn+ZB) *types* *deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:56 PM (0mRoj)

424 397. I have, and st night.

Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker at July 30, 2017 03:56 PM (QMwOT)

425 /disclaimer: not in all cases. Some people actually have great bosses that will let them advance. Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 08:52 PM (aT+Bx) ---------- My husband is one of those. When he hires people, he tells them that he only expects them to be in that job for two years, and then move up to a better job and/or more responsibility. He tells everyone this, whether they are an entry-level person or an ops manager or whatever. That has worked out very well both for him and his employees.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (Dn+ZB)

426 422 smfh, I got really mad at it one day, took scissors and cut it all off, I mean all off. then got angrier and tried to fix it by dying it red. LOL well, never get so mad at your hair you do something that stupid. jus sayin. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 08:55 PM (FKrah You went all Britney Spears on us.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (IDPbH)

427 If you have a job that you like and you're very good at, you will NOT be promoted, no matter how long you hang around. You see, you make your boss look good. And as long as you're in that position, he looks good We have a manager who should be promoted, but our company in its infinite wisdom hired a lying sociopath instead. It took the company six months to deliver the enema. My boss will probably still be overlooked because "it's no time to rock the boat".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (6FqZa)

428 grammie , make a little love.. mm hmm, get down tonight. Yes that's so much better than battling high heels and brick sidewalks. true

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (FKrah)

429 Ok, Hordlings, I'm off to watch the Rockies game. We've taken two out of three and we're down 3-1 right now. Wish us luck.
Maybe be back on the ONT.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (FAo3p)

430 Unfortunately I think Seoul is a goner no matter what, within the next 20 years. If I were POTUS I might be talking to the South Koreans about decentralizing their government apparatus and creating new smaller capitals all over their country. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 08:47 PM (eMKNe) I don't know if the Norks' multi-thousand artillery tubes aimed at Seoul are as much of a threat as claimed. Remember what happened to the Maginot Line? Fixed fortifications are just that, fixed. They are also fixed targets. I am sure that aircraft and spy satellites have continuously monitored the construction of those artillery emplacements, and the ROK probably knows down to the last centimeter where each set of blast doors is located. Lil' Kim has to open a blast door to get a round off. Those huge doors don't open and close in a heartbeat. First shell falls on Seoul, there will be a short-range cruise missile fly right in those blast doors and destroy the artillery piece and kill its crew. From that time on, every set of blast doors that opens will get its own missile. And those missiles can be launched from mobile truck-mounted launchers, so Kim will have a hard time knocking all of them out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (AWYXL)

431 I'm sorry willow, I loves ya...but I'm LMAO right now. Thanks for the advice though.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 03:57 PM (s5Kql)

432 alright I guess I shouldn't worry about Russia. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 08:43 PM (FKrah) Yup...Russia is a 3rd world country with nuclear weapons. They can cause a hell of a lot of trouble but no staying power. They would starve in 30 days and no spam from Uncle Sam this time. Think of Robert Reich with a 12 inch thingamajig and no viagra.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 03:58 PM (5VlCp)

433 Yay, willow! Boo, Insomniac.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 03:58 PM (Dn+ZB)

434 her son OD'd and died in Colorado where he moved to use drugs. Did Colorado legalize heroin?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 03:58 PM (IqV8l)

435 421 @398 Tickled Pink-Nice try honey. qdpsteve/single+Tickled Pink/single+you guys are here at AoS..... Cattle? Easy on impugning ones motives now. Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 08:55 PM (0XvG0) I see you're not familiar with that one's drama.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 03:58 PM (IDPbH)

436 more ripe for mass conversion to islam than NORK? ?! That fits no pattern that I can think of. Do explain.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2017 03:58 PM (OBJWS)

437 362 Jeff Weimer @ 335- Boatswains Mate? Nope. Equipment Operator. You could call that a dry land Boatswains Mate, I surmise. Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 08:42 PM (zLDYs) Seabees not easy to get into, you got there undesignated?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 03:59 PM (17QyB)

438 433 Yay, willow! Boo, Insomniac. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 08:58 PM (Dn+ZB) Oh, like that wasn't a high hanging curveball right over the plate.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 03:59 PM (0mRoj)

439 Denver doesn't enforce much of those "quality of life issues", because #resistance. They don't even bother with wife beating anymore.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 03:59 PM (6FqZa)

440 @409 Tickled Pink-.......spontaneity......

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 04:00 PM (0XvG0)

441 Oh willow.  Oh dear.  Well, if it's any comfort at all, nearly every girl I've known over the years has taken a pair of scissors to her bangs or some other obvious place, and it always grew back.  I've kept my hair short-short since 4th grade so I've gotten pretty good at taking a hacksaw to it myself.  I cut my own hair all the way through college.  Too poor to do anything else.

Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:00 PM (lwiT4)

442 My boss is an ok guy.  His boss however...well I think he's trying to hold me back and since he's the VP, he is in charge of my career.  Or what little I have left at this company.


And don't get me started on the factory bosses, who I have to deal with on a daily basis.  They don't manage me, but they manage the guys I work side-by-side with.  Talk about a bunch of idiots who know nothing about the field they are managing and play blatant favorites.  It's disgusting.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:00 PM (/o9Qk)

443 Willow, Oh my, I'm so sorry. I hope you re happy with your style and never do that again.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:00 PM (Ri/rl)

444 Old Blue, you ever drive a B61? That's what I learned on. Duplex transmission, no amenities like a/c, etc. Like driving a sauna in the summertime.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 04:01 PM (zLDYs)

445 I wouldn't say I am single. I wouldn't say I'm taken, either. I am sort of in a Schrodinger's Cat situation. Schrodinger's Guy, we shall say. I don't really feel comfortable putting myself out there until I rule out 100% without a doubt, the guy.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:01 PM (smD62)

446 SMFH, I sure felt dumb.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:01 PM (FKrah)

447 It most certainly was not intended that way, buster. It's gotten so that I'm down to about five words I can use here without getting "phrasing!" yelled at me. In fact, Insomniac, I do believe you yelled that at me earlier today.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:01 PM (Dn+ZB)

448 AOP, hmmm. Didn't realize. Food for thought.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:02 PM (eMKNe)

449 cali, tgd hair grows back

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:02 PM (FKrah)

450 I don't really feel comfortable putting myself out there until I rule out 100% without a doubt, the guy. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 09:01 PM (smD62) So you're saying there's a reserve price

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:02 PM (0mRoj)

451 I got really mad at it one day, took scissors and cut it all off, I mean all off. then got angrier and tried to fix it by dying it red. I thought that was Caitlyn Jenner talking for a minute.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 04:03 PM (IqV8l)

452 Grammie, didn't you say you lost three of those pounds? You need to fix your tag line!

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:03 PM (Dn+ZB)

453 willow, I've done my share of dumb shit. Fortunately, hair grows back. But now, you have a funneh story on how you went all Brittany Spears on your head.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:03 PM (s5Kql)

454 In fact, Insomniac, I do believe you yelled that at me earlier today. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:01 PM (Dn+ZB) Moi? You wound me deeply!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:04 PM (0mRoj)

455 Grammie, didn't you say you lost three of those pounds? You need to fix your tag line!

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:03 PM (Dn+ZB)

===========================



OOPS!  Thanks!  Don't want to carry more than the legal limit!

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:04 PM (lwiT4)

456 Does anyone remember the swimsuit I asked ya'll about a while back? Well, I bought it, and at the risk of sounding vain, it makes my body look sick. My mom however, thinks it makes me look trashy and demanded I take it back.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:05 PM (smD62)

457 You went all Britney Spears on us. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 08:57 PM (IDPbH) When she starts flashing people getting out of limos, it's intervention time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:05 PM (0mRoj)

458 Atta girl, grammie - we need to claim our little victories when we can, right?

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:05 PM (Dn+ZB)

459 growls at insomniac.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:06 PM (FKrah)

460 My mom however, thinks it makes me look trashy and demanded I take it back.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 09:05 PM (smD62)



You know the rule.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2017 04:06 PM (yzxic)

461 Tickled Pink, sounds like you have a loving but controlling mom... like I do.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:06 PM (eMKNe)

462 Jeff Weimer @ 437- Went in undesignated? Dude I got OUT undesignated (airdale) in 1970. Went back in later as APG EO. Civilian work experience, just like WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. 

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 04:06 PM (zLDYs)

463 391- white privilege is a manufactured concept. My caucasian family had to leave their native land - that was 98 per cent white - because there were days they woke up to no food in the house. And when they got here, the doors of opportunity did not magically swing wide simply due to their skin tone. Far from it.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:06 PM (7l5V0)

464 461 Tickled Pink, sounds like you have a loving but controlling mom... like I do. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:06 PM (eMKNe) Um, you don't run a motel by any chance do you?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:07 PM (0mRoj)

465 I just had a couple of pints of Redhook Longhammer IPA earlier today. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2017 07:09 PM (Ki5SV) Just looked a the bottle - it still says longhammer, just not as prominent. So I don't pay much attention, so what?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 04:07 PM (17QyB)

466 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 30, 2017 08:37 PM (dKiJG) Pat please don't tell me your wife works for Pro Medica?my daughter does and just got her RN. She is insisting she does not need her BSN.

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 30, 2017 04:07 PM (kiSdp)

467 willow, the great thing about hair is that it grows back.  :-)

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:07 PM (/o9Qk)

468 449 cali, tgd hair grows back Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:02 PM (FKrah) I have long hair. Your story gives me anxiety. No more ponytail.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:07 PM (Ri/rl)

469 it makes my body look sick Oh, that's not going to help at auction at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:07 PM (0mRoj)

470 Insomniac, oh no no, nothing like that. I'm perfectly norman.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:08 PM (eMKNe)

471 461 Tickled Pink, sounds like you have a loving but controlling mom... like I do. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:06 PM (eMKNe) --- Which is why I try to keep a minimum of three states between my mom and myself.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:08 PM (s5Kql)

472 Bluebell - you know what I discovered in Cancun? I discovered I really like to drink.  Know what else I discovered?  Drinking makes me fat. So now I'm limiting myself to one drink a week, when we go to the lake and watch people get married.


Oh my - the wedding yesterday.  Talk about low-class.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:08 PM (lwiT4)

473 NORMAL! I meant normal. Oops.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:08 PM (eMKNe)

474 450~ snap

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:08 PM (7l5V0)

475 Yeah...when I told her no, I wasn't taking it back....that was a bad day.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:08 PM (smD62)

476 trump trump trump deport deport deport

Posted by: original jake at July 30, 2017 04:09 PM (6L6kG)

477 459 growls at insomniac. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:06 PM (FKrah) Well aren't you a feral one this evening!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:09 PM (0mRoj)

478 I wouldn't say I am single. I wouldn't say I'm taken, either. I am sort of in a Schrodinger's Cat situation. Schrodinger's Guy, we shall say. I don't really feel comfortable putting myself out there until I rule out 100% without a doubt, the guy. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 09:01 PM (smD62) So you have relieved yourself of the "risks" of dating by holding out until you finally meet "Mr. Foreign Wonderful" in October. Then, when he proves to be sub-perfect, you can start the whole impossible process again. Meanwhile, there are plenty of decent guys at home being studiously ignored.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 04:09 PM (AWYXL)

479 Yeah...when I told her no, I wasn't taking it back....that was a bad day. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July Why model it for her to begin with? You had to know it was not going to be well received.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:09 PM (0wem/)

480 Speaking of no food in the house, Venezuela is having an election today - basically to made Maduro the sultan. The opposition is boycotting it. But lots of Venezuelans are still voting for free housing and the arrest of the hoarders and wreckers. I recommend that any province held by the opposition to Maduro just secede and barricade the roads.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 04:09 PM (6FqZa)

481 Where are you? I just finished my second Curveball down at Pyramid Alehouse. Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2017 06:57 PM (0tfLf) I'm at home near CDR M clear across the country from Seattle. I miss my hometown sometimes. But they've gone plum crazy leftist there. You can see the new tunnel dig from where you are, how's it going?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 04:09 PM (17QyB)

482 Oh my - the wedding yesterday. Talk about low-class. Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 09:08 PM (lwiT4) --------- Oh dear. I can imagine lots of things. Not sure I should ask about them though.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:10 PM (Dn+ZB)

483 Oh my - the wedding yesterday. Talk about low-class. The total count of visible tats and piercings was in double digits, you say?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 30, 2017 04:10 PM (4aVpH)

484 473 NORMAL! I meant normal. Oops. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:08 PM (eMKNe) Dr. Freud, paging Dr. Freud...

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:10 PM (0mRoj)

485 Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:07 PM (Ri/rl) Being able to have a ponytail is one of my requirements. Ponytail and baseball cap is sexier to me than any high heel pair of shoes.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:10 PM (IDPbH)

486 Insomniac, oh no no, nothing like that. I'm perfectly norman. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:08 PM (eMKNe) Someone's going to take the Bates and run with that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 04:10 PM (AWYXL)

487 My mom however, thinks it makes me look trashy and demanded I take it back. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 09:05 PM (smD62) My nother has hated my bathing suits since forever. No string bikini!

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:10 PM (Ri/rl)

488 *sweating and looking around*

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:11 PM (eMKNe)

489 Being able to have a ponytail is one of my requirements. Ponytail and baseball cap is sexier to me than any high heel pair of shoes. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 09:10 PM (IDPbH) --- Hi there!

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:11 PM (s5Kql)

490 @479 I didn't. She just saw it in my bathroom. She never actually saw me in it. Just knows it makes me look trashy. Lol.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:11 PM (smD62)

491 My nother has hated my bathing suits since forever. No string bikini! Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:10 PM (Ri/rl) Well, you know what they say: if it ain't one thing it's a nother.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:12 PM (0mRoj)

492 Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:09 PM (0wem/) You know better. Now you're just playing.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:12 PM (IDPbH)

493 Notice how the Snowflakes don't mess with Chuck Norris?

Posted by: torabora at July 30, 2017 04:12 PM (qigXS)

494 Which is why I try to keep a minimum of three states between my mom and myself.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 09:08 PM (s5Kql)


I used to keep a minimum of three time zones between me and Mom.  We're cool now.

Posted by: Miley, the self-cannibalizing Duchess [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 04:12 PM (Id9+8)

495 Tickled Pink, sounds like you have a loving but controlling mom... like I do. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:06 PM (eMKNe) Um, you don't run a motel by any chance do you? Posted by: Insomniac --------- Heh. We have a neighbor down the street who everyone refers to as Norman Bates. The parallels, except for the motel, are remarkable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 04:12 PM (OdK9v)

496 I'm at home near CDR M clear across the country from Seattle. I miss my hometown sometimes. But they've gone plum crazy leftist there. You can see the new tunnel dig from where you are, how's it going? Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 09:09 PM (17QyB) About as well as the new 520 bridge.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2017 04:13 PM (DIN/1)

497 The total count of visible tats and piercings was in double digits, you say? Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 30, 2017 09:10 PM (4aVpH) Or as I say, the tat-to-teeth ratio was over 1.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 30, 2017 04:13 PM (e3UiD)

498 Oh dear. I can imagine lots of things. Not sure I should ask about them though.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:10 PM (Dn+ZB)

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The weddings we watch are on the lawn at a posh resort on the lake.  The ceremony was lovely.  The bridesmaids were lovely.  Even the bride was perfectly lovely.



But the ceremony ended - and the bridal party started with the picture-taking, leaving all their guests on the lawn with no drinks or anything!  just standing there!  Finally the guests started filtering into the waterfront bar and buying themselves drinks.



Outside - in July - you don't give your guests anything to drink???


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:13 PM (lwiT4)

499 Heh. We have a neighbor down the street who everyone refers to as Norman Bates. The parallels, except for the motel, are remarkable. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 09:12 PM (OdK9v) Loves taxidermy and has his mother's desiccated corpse propped up in the basement?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:13 PM (0mRoj)

500 @445 Tickled Pink-Wheres your game? Here's qdpsteve at AoS, has great taste in music and if I have paid attention so do you and it's similar. Being here at AoS makes qdpsteve pretty cool and obviously not a douche. When this clown shits the bed at least have qdpsteve as your immediate plan B go to guy(sorry qdpsteve, you should be plan A IMO). When I'm "dating" I always have a back up, so should you.

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 04:13 PM (0XvG0)

501 Just scanned the other comments quickly and didn't see a mention; there are two breaking news stories this evening for anyone not aware of them.

First: as reported at True Pundit, John McCain has been revealed as the leaker of President Trump's classified phone calls to world leaders. McCain can (and should) be prosecuted for this illegal activity, regardless of his illness.

Second: Via Wikileaks- Robert Mueller, you know, the "independent" counsel who's going to investigate the Trump/"Russian collusion" claim?  In 2009 Mueller flew to Russia to deliver ten grams of enriched uranium to the Kremlin.

This week should be very interesting.

Posted by: Amonymous 7 at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (j2RUn)

502 Heh. We have a neighbor down the street who everyone refers to as Norman Bates. The parallels, except for the motel, are remarkable. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 09:12 PM (OdK9v) ----------- So if there's no motel, but everything else, does that mean his mom . . . "lives" with him?

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (Dn+ZB)

503 Why model it for her to begin with? You had to know it was not going to be well received. Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:09 PM ( Good point. i haven't shown my mother my swim suit since I lived in her house and she saw what my bathing suit looked like. I wouldn't ask her opinion now because we are different generations.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (Ri/rl)

504 Well, you know what they say: if it ain't one thing, it's another. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:12 PM (0mRoj) --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qduCJYilnaY

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (s5Kql)

505 I actually remembered the snapping turtle story but got here too late to repeat it. My husband learned to weld and got onto the ship yards during the Reagan era. He knew how to read blueprints so went to work for a bridge building company. He says it's better to be the smartest guy in a group of less smart co-workers than to be the dumber one in a group of smart people. I think he's right. And we had some excitement because he took a nap in the truck while I was shopping in Safeway. They called EMTs out because they were concerned about him. He was fine, just missed a nap earlier in the day.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (Lqy/e)

506 My hair must be long enough for a ponytail at all times.  I should have it trimmed but can't bring myself to even cut a wee bit off of it.  I'm trying to get it waist length and only have a few more inches to go.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (/o9Qk)

507 JROD, no problemo. :-) When TickledPink is ready, she'll be ready I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (eMKNe)

508 @478 I know, I know. It's probably insane. But, it's only 10 more weeks. If a blew a chance with someone who could potentially be the One...I couldn't live with myself. And, if things with him don't work out, I can spend the rest of the trip making out with all the Scottish, English, and Irish boys I can handle.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:14 PM (smD62)

509 And no, I didn't go back in as a CPO. Only heard of that in serious wartime. Know only one guy who went in as a first class. They only offered me second class. I took that and ran with it.

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 04:15 PM (zLDYs)

510 I used to keep a minimum of three time zones between me and Mom. We're cool now. Posted by: Miley, the self-cannibalizing Duchess at July 30, 2017 09:12 PM (Id9+ --- Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:16 PM (s5Kql)

511 But too many bosses are IMHO as entilement-minded as any libtard millenial you could find. They want all the credit and to only ever have to throw you the barest number of crumbs, now, forever and for always. Fuck 'em.
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agree 110% qdpsteve.

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 04:16 PM (aT+Bx)

512 Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 09:13 PM (0XvG0) Yeah but nobody wants to be publicly designated as the backup plan.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:16 PM (0mRoj)

513 Outside - in July - you don't give your guests anything to drink??? Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 09:13 PM (lwiT4) ---------- Yeah, it sure sounds like someone wasn't on the ball. The events coordinator for the resort should have planned for that, I would think.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:16 PM (Dn+ZB)

514 Well, you know what they say: if it ain't one thing it's a nother. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:12 PM (0mRoj) When my friends and I came back from the beach, she said we look like chippies. I've never heard anyone else say that. I think it means slutty.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:16 PM (Ri/rl)

515 Oh my - the wedding yesterday. Talk about low-class. Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan ------------ String bikini's? I mean, you said it was at the lake.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 04:16 PM (OdK9v)

516 One of the biggest wastes of money is a Farriers school. Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2017 07:01 PM (RQSyV) ************* Wait just a dog gone minute buddy....

Posted by: Zombie Mr. Ed at July 30, 2017 04:17 PM (qigXS)

517 Speaking of no food in the house, Venezuela is having an election today - basically to made Maduro the sultan He'll be the Sultan of Squat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 04:17 PM (IqV8l)

518 And, if things with him don't work out, I can spend the rest of the trip making out with all the Scottish, English, and Irish boys I can handle. Posted by: Tickled Pink Whassamatta U? Ya got-ta a ting against-as Italian boys?!? That's-a crazy! You make-a me and my monkey very sad!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:17 PM (eMKNe)

519 Hammer, does guy down the street nurture orchids and raise hamsters?

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 04:17 PM (zLDYs)

520 used to keep a minimum of three time zones between me and Mom. We're cool now. Posted by: Miley, the self-cannibalizing Duchess at July suppose the hard part was making her move every time you got too close.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:17 PM (0wem/)

521 512 Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 09:13 PM (0XvG0) Yeah but nobody wants to be publicly designated as the backup plan. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:16 PM (0mRoj) I wish Heather Graham would publicly designate me as her back up plan. Here are exceptions.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:17 PM (IDPbH)

522 My husband is one of those. When he hires people, he tells them that he only expects them to be in that job for two years, and then move up to a better job and/or more responsibility. He tells everyone this, whether they are an entry-level person or an ops manager or whatever. That has worked out very well both for him and his employees.
--

I'm glad to hear it bluebell. I've had horrid bosses, and have had to learn the hard way that "work hard" does not always mean "get rewarded." At least in the world I inhabit.

Posted by: shibumi at July 30, 2017 04:18 PM (aT+Bx)

523 506 My hair must be long enough for a ponytail at all times. I should have it trimmed but can't bring myself to even cut a wee bit off of it. I'm trying to get it waist length and only have a few more inches to go. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:14 PM (/o9Qk) Your hair is longer than mine. I have it trimmed every 5 weeks.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:18 PM (Ri/rl)

524 When my friends and I came back from the beach, she said we look like chippies. I've never heard anyone else say that. I think it means slutty. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:16 PM (Ri/rl) Pretty much. That's like Roaring Twenties era slang though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:18 PM (0mRoj)

525 Whassamatta U? Ya got-ta a ting against-as Italian boys?!? That's-a crazy! You make-a me and my monkey very sad!! --- So that's what you call it?

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:18 PM (s5Kql)

526 There. = Here Autocorrect - the McCain of internet tools

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:19 PM (IDPbH)

527 SMFH, it's an old, old joke. Remember the stereotypical organ grinder thing? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:19 PM (eMKNe)

528 I know.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:19 PM (s5Kql)

529 I wish Heather Graham would publicly designate me as her back up plan. Here are exceptions. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 09:17 PM (IDPbH) I was working in the world of the possible.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:20 PM (0mRoj)

530 Oh wait... 'organ grinder'... geez.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:20 PM (eMKNe)

531 Your hair is longer than mine. I have it trimmed every 5 weeks.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:18 PM (Ri/rl)



I really should, just to get the dead ends cut off and even things up.  I think I was traumatized when two years ago, my mom said she'd "trim it up" for me then cut off six inches.



I haven't let anyone near it since.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:20 PM (/o9Qk)

532 527 SMFH, it's an old, old joke. Remember the stereotypical organ grinder thing? ;-) Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:19 PM (eMKNe) I didn't know Italians did scrapple.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:20 PM (0mRoj)

533 Shibumi, from what I've seen it seems like you have some very fun days on the job, but then some very stressful ones, and i suspect that's just part and parcel with the industry, right? It probably gets harder to deal with that once you turn 29. It did for me, anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:20 PM (Dn+ZB)

534 i think you need to take care of your own monkey, my friend.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:21 PM (smD62)

535 524 When my friends and I came back from the beach, she said we look like chippies. I've never heard anyone else say that. I think it means slutty. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:16 PM (Ri/rl) Pretty much. That's like Roaring Twenties era slang though. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:18 PM (0mRoj) I'm sure to my mother those 80s bikinis were slutty. I know I'm old when the high school girls are wearing jog bras as tops and I think they look tacky.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:21 PM (Ri/rl)

536 I think I was traumatized when two years ago, my mom said she'd "trim it up" for me then cut off six inches.

I haven't let anyone near it since.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:20 PM (/o9Qk)

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I can get my hair all the way around a two inch brush.  I have a haircut appointment for Wednesday.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:22 PM (lwiT4)

537 Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:20 PM (0mRoj) I'm not ruling it out.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:22 PM (IDPbH)

538 462 Jeff Weimer @ 437- Went in undesignated? Dude I got OUT undesignated (airdale) in 1970. Went back in later as APG EO. Civilian work experience, just like WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 09:06 PM (zLDYs) 1970. Year I was born. I retired in 2010 as an FCCS(SW/AW).

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 04:22 PM (17QyB)

539 I know I'm old when the high school girls are wearing jog bras as tops and I think they look tacky. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:21 PM (Ri/rl) ----------- I hear you. I look at some of the girls I see and I think, how do their parents let them out of the house dressed like that? And then I realize, it's finally happened: I've turned into my mother.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:23 PM (Dn+ZB)

540 Hammer, does guy down the street nurture orchids and raise hamsters? Posted by: Eromero ----------- Read it yourself, news report: http://tinyurl.com/ycjh9jkv

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 04:23 PM (OdK9v)

541 449 cali, tgd hair grows back Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:02 PM (FKrah) ---------------------------- It indeed grows back ....slowly! I'm laughing at your story because it reminds me of the time I went in for a sudden change back in the 80's. I had long, straight, brown hair. When I say long, I mean butt length. Hey, I was still looking like a flower child. So I go to the first salon I see that doesn't look too expensive and tell the stylist ---"anything else, whatever you like." She cuts off about 3 feet of hair, gives me piles of highlights and a perm. Holy crap! I went from vintage Cher to Charro in a couple of hours! I kept my composure until I got to the car and then burst into tears.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2017 04:23 PM (0jtPF)

542 DangerGirl mine was almost waist length, but certain times of year (humidity) my hair gets huuuge . only fit for a stack on the top of my head which finally ticked me off one day..

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:23 PM (FKrah)

543 I know I'm old when the high school girls are wearing jog bras as tops and I think they look tacky. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:21 PM (Ri/rl) Huh...um...oh! Yeah, sure, tacky....

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:24 PM (0mRoj)

544 Oh - Margarita!  Those perms back then were a horror!  How long did it take you to grow it out?

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:25 PM (lwiT4)

545 542 DangerGirl mine was almost waist length, but certain times of year (humidity) my hair gets huuuge . only fit for a stack on the top of my head which finally ticked me off one day.. Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:23 PM (FKrah) --- WTF did I do????? I was born this way!

Posted by: willow's hair at July 30, 2017 04:25 PM (s5Kql)

546 I was at the mall yesterday and daisy dukes have definitely made a comeback. I'm glad I don't have a daughter.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:25 PM (IDPbH)

547 DangerGirl mine was almost waist length, but certain times of year (humidity) my hair gets huuuge . only fit for a stack on the top of my head which finally ticked me off one day.. Posted by: willow --------- Dreads. The answer is obvious.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 04:25 PM (OdK9v)

548 I haven't let anyone near it since. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:20 PM (/o9Qk) I feel your pain. I had a hairdresser give me layers and he jacked up my hair. Now I'm very clear when they trim my hair. No layers and just clean up the ends. If you live in a big city they have specialists that take care of long hair. They will trim any split ends and just clean up your ends. I think long hair is easier. I have a lot of hair, really thick. Lazy day, ponytail, side snake braid etc., Curls, hot rollers, flat iron, up do. The options are endless.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:25 PM (Ri/rl)

549 I went from vintage Cher to Charro in a couple of hours! I kept my composure until I got to the car and then burst into tears. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2017 09:23 PM (0jtPF) aww so we live and learn1 darn it . anyway that will; be the last time I think I will take matters into my own hands. at least in anger.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:25 PM (FKrah)

550 499 Heh. We have a neighbor down the street who everyone refers to as Norman Bates. The parallels, except for the motel, are remarkable. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 09:12 PM (OdK9v) Loves taxidermy and has his mother's desiccated corpse propped up in the basement? Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:13 PM (0mRoj) *************** Something like that going on in Herlong California....it's dry heat out there.

Posted by: torabora at July 30, 2017 04:26 PM (qigXS)

551 532- we slather it with giardiniera!

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:26 PM (7l5V0)

552 My gosh, I don't know how you ladies can have your hair so long. I can't stand it when it gets below my shoulders because I have a LOT of hair and it's a royal pain to manage. And in the summer it's so hot. You all must be more patient than I. Which is 100% possible.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:26 PM (Dn+ZB)

553 He's right in front of you.....but hey, forrest and trees huh?

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 04:26 PM (0XvG0)

554 looks sideways at Mike...... .

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:26 PM (FKrah)

555 DangerGirl mine was almost waist length, but certain times of year (humidity) my hair gets huuuge . only fit for a stack on the top of my head which finally ticked me off one day..

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:23 PM (FKrah)



Thank goodness it grows back.


My hair is an asswhip.  It's frizzy, but super fine.  Trying to tame the frizz makes me look like a greaseball.  So, I go with it.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:27 PM (/o9Qk)

556 kallisto, you wouln't happen to be female and single? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:27 PM (eMKNe)

557 I was at the mall yesterday and daisy dukes have definitely made a comeback. I'm glad I don't have a daughter. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 09:25 PM (IDPbH) Last mall I was in, the was a muzzie broad in full body-bag.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 04:27 PM (AWYXL)

558 >>I've got a little French maid outfit I'll be happy to wear for you, feather duster included.
Posted by: Hanna the $600/hour hooker

Me too.
*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at July 30, 2017 04:27 PM (/Nite)

559 I can't stand it when it gets below my shoulders
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I can't stand it when it starts touching my ears.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:28 PM (lwiT4)

560 He's right in front of you.....but hey, forrest and trees huh? Posted by: JROD at July you are wasting pixels. she wants the drama not the boyfriend.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:28 PM (0wem/)

561 Kept my hair short while in the Army. Once I got out, I let it grow out. Now, it's below my shoulders, and only my daughter does my hair.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:28 PM (s5Kql)

562 546 I was at the mall yesterday and daisy dukes have definitely made a comeback. I'm glad I don't have a daughter. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 09:25 PM (IDPbH) I've noticed. My neice wears them and she's at least 3 sizes bigger than me. She's in high school. I have to bite my tongue because I don't want to hurt her feelings. She has a mother. If she asked me I would advise against them.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:28 PM (Ri/rl)

563 546 I was at the mall yesterday and daisy dukes have definitely made a comeback. I'm glad I don't have a daughter. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 09:25 PM (IDPbH) I haven't been to a mall in years. Sounds like it's time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:28 PM (0mRoj)

564 Ever wonder why jk rowling made the dementors look like they were wearing burkhas?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:29 PM (0wem/)

565 Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey

Posted by: John Lemmon at July 30, 2017 04:29 PM (IqV8l)

566 you are wasting pixels. she wants the drama not the boyfriend. Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:28 PM (0wem/) You are not kidding, Y5.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 04:29 PM (AWYXL)

567 I went from vintage Cher to Charro in a couple of hours! I kept my composure until I got to the car and then burst into tears. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2017 09:23 PM (0jtPF) ------- Wow. I can't imagine being that brave to try something so different. Did you get used to it and like it eventually? I can't even think of having my hair any color different from what it's supposed to be. Or more accurately these days, used to be.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:29 PM (Dn+ZB)

568 Dangergirl, yes mine is fine also, frizz frkn curls that won't stay down.. that's sounds so friendly comparatively. I feel I could cakle when it happens and people would just nod .

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:29 PM (FKrah)

569 556 kallisto, you wouln't happen to be female and single? ;-) Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:27 PM So she can slather your monkey with giardiniera?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:30 PM (0mRoj)

570 Think of Robert Reich with a 12 inch thingamajig and no viagra. Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2017 08:58 PM (5VlCp) ************* *swoon* *digs through purse*

Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 30, 2017 04:30 PM (qigXS)

571 Now, it's below my shoulders, and only my daughter does my hair. Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 09:28 PM (s5Kql) I'm happy your daughter can do your hair. I love doing my nieces hair and having her curl mine. I only have a son.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:30 PM (Ri/rl)

572 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 09:22 PM (17QyB) Gee whiz, you were a sea whiz (CIWS) guy?

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 30, 2017 04:30 PM (kiSdp)

573 upthread someone identified Juano as a leaker and Choirboy Mueller as a uranium bagman. Just sayin'

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:30 PM (7l5V0)

574 So...I always donate to locks of love or a similar organization. So, I always grow out, get it cut short, then grow it out long, then cut it short. My hair is currently at just the worst length. It seems too long to be short, but it hasn't reached the pretty long hair stage yet.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:30 PM (smD62)

575 I thought most chicks wacked off their hair after a bad breakup?

Posted by: original jake at July 30, 2017 04:31 PM (6L6kG)

576 Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:28 PM (Ri/rl) Yes I also noticed size appropriate is not a barrier.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:31 PM (IDPbH)

577 Insomniac, us Italians love a lady who can cook ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:31 PM (eMKNe)

578 SMFH, I tried to talk my daughters into helping, they all froze in fear.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:31 PM (FKrah)

579 Wow. I can't imagine being that brave to try something so different. Did you get used to it and like it eventually? I can't even think of having my hair any color different from what it's supposed to be. Or more accurately these days, used to be. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:29 PM (Dn+ZB) I do bayalage. I have dirty blonde hair, or it used to be.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:31 PM (Ri/rl)

580 I've noticed. My neice wears them and she's at least 3 sizes bigger than me. She's in high school. I have to bite my tongue because I don't want to hurt her feelings. She has a mother. If she asked me I would advise against them. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:28 PM (Ri/rl) Daisy Dukes are really only worthy if worn on a Daisy Duke-worthy butt. In which case, they are really, really worthy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 04:31 PM (AWYXL)

581 Note to self: NEVER say 'monkey' in an AoSHQ comment thread. It only leads to heartache.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:32 PM (eMKNe)

582 I'm happy your daughter can do your hair. I love doing my nieces hair and having her curl mine. I only have a son. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:30 PM (Ri/rl) --- She went and got her cosmetology license a couple of years ago. As long as women walk the Earth, she will not be out of a job.

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:32 PM (s5Kql)

583 573 upthread someone identified Juano as a leaker and Choirboy Mueller as a uranium bagman. Just sayin' Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 09:30 PM (7l5V0) The McCain report is new. The report on Mueller has been known for awhile. One of the conflicts mentioned at the beginning.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:33 PM (IDPbH)

584 I've noticed. My neice wears them and she's at least 3 sizes bigger than me. She's in high school. I have to bite my tongue because I don't want to hurt her feelings. She has a mother. If she asked me I would advise against them. Posted by: CaliGirl at July muffin top

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:33 PM (0wem/)

585 Yes I also noticed size appropriate is not a barrier. Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 09:31 PM (IDPbH) That bothers me. My neice is cute but she's not dressing size appropriately. They would look so much cuter if she didn't wear such short shorts. But she didn't ask me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:33 PM (Ri/rl)

586 She went and got her cosmetology license a couple of years ago. As long as women walk the Earth, she will not be out of a job. Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 09:32 PM (s5Kql) Especially if this whole tranny thing really picks up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:33 PM (0mRoj)

587 mmmm, muffins!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:33 PM (eMKNe)

588 I thought most chicks wacked off their hair after a bad breakup? Posted by: original jake ------------- *?* Must have been a nasty one for Sinead O'Connor

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2017 04:34 PM (OdK9v)

589 upthread someone identified Juano as a leaker and Choirboy Mueller as a uranium bagman. Just sayin' Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 09:30 PM (7l5V0) I really can't imagine what the utility of ten grams of enriched uranium might be, unless simply a sample of goods on offer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 04:34 PM (AWYXL)

590 581 Note to self: NEVER say 'monkey' in an AoSHQ comment thread. It only leads to heartache. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:32 PM (eMKNe) --- I was just playin'!

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:34 PM (s5Kql)

591 569~ yes to both questions. Could you fall for a 29 yr old though?

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:34 PM (7l5V0)

592 She has a mother. If she asked me I would advise against them. Posted by: CaliGirl at July muffin top Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:33 PM (0wem/) It's not just that, we used to call them thunder thighs.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:34 PM (Ri/rl)

593 kallisto, I don't know. Could you fall for a 51-year-old? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (eMKNe)

594 Oh yes, daisy dukes are back.


One of my Millenial fellow chemists wore dukes to work on Friday.  Underneath her lab coat.  I just shook my head.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (/o9Qk)

595 I don't have a problem with short shorts based on size, I don't. But, no matter what size, if the shorts are basically the same size as modest underwear, they are too short! Was it Michaels 2 weeks ago, and saw half a cheek, and I'm not even joking.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (smD62)

596 snickers at Mike.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (FKrah)

597 SMFH, ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (eMKNe)

598 @577 qdpsteve-.....you, me September Vegas Mo mee, hookers and a chef, or hooker that can cook.....

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (0XvG0)

599 593 kallisto, I don't know. Could you fall for a 51-year-old? ;-) Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:35 PM (eMKNe) He and the monkey are a package deal, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:35 PM (0mRoj)

600 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 09:34 PM (AWYXL) Yes it was a sample. Part of the Iranian fiasco dealings iirc.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:36 PM (IDPbH)

601 It's not just that, we used to call them thunder thighs. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30 You mean the kind of thighs that would wear the wales off the inner things of corduroys?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:36 PM (0wem/)

602 LOL Insomniac!

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:36 PM (s5Kql)

603 CaliGirl, For some reason, I have always picture you as the "Pioneer Woman" of SoCa. That is meant as a compliment.

Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 30, 2017 04:36 PM (kufk0)

604 They would look so much cuter if she didn't wear such short shorts. But she didn't ask me. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:33 PM (Ri/rl) ----------- I have a friend whose daughter is in high school and is a bigger gal (the daughter, that is). And she wants to wear the same clothes that her older sister and all her friends wear, regardless of size. There's not a lot you can do sometimes.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:36 PM (Dn+ZB)

605 inner thighs of corduroys

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:36 PM (0wem/)

606 Actually, big thighs are "in" now. Thigh gaps are out.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:37 PM (smD62)

607 606 Actually, big thighs are "in" now. Thigh gaps are out. Said no straight man, ever.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:37 PM (0mRoj)

608 He and the monkey are a package deal, though. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:35 PM (0mRoj) Although I am thinking of laying him off, and buying a boom box instead.

Posted by: The Monkey at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (AWYXL)

609 Actually, big thighs are "in" now. Thigh gaps are out. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30 no they're not.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (0wem/)

610 lol y5

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (s5Kql)

611 Actually, big thighs are "in" now. Thigh gaps are out. Posted by: Tickled Pink We like big ample hips for childbearin'!!

Posted by: Millenial Men at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (eMKNe)

612 yankee , what drives me crazy are tennis that squeak on tile.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (FKrah)

613 544 Oh - Margarita! Those perms back then were a horror! How long did it take you to grow it out? Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 09:25 PM (lwiT4) ------------------------------ Yeah, what were we thinking back then?!? A nightmare! It took well over a year before it grew enough to cut the permy part off and switch to (very) short hair. Then I grew that out just to ponytail length.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (0jtPF)

614 I thought most chicks wacked off their hair after a bad breakup? Posted by: original jake at July 30, 2017 09:31 PM (6L6kG

I don't think I've ever had a bad breakup.  Not bad enough to whack off my hair, anyway.

Posted by: Miley, the self-cannibalizing Duchess [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 04:38 PM (Id9+8)

615 Well apparently some straight men did, considering it was from a survey. They said thigh gaps were weird. I tend to agree. I don't think they meant big girls necessarily. But like....Wonder Woman thighs, ya know?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:39 PM (smD62)

616 552 My gosh, I don't know how you ladies can have your hair so long. I can't stand it when it gets below my shoulders because I have a LOT of hair and it's a royal pain to manage. And in the summer it's so hot. You all must be more patient than I. Which is 100% possible. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:26 PM (Dn+ZB) In my case I bet it's because there's no humidity. I can wash my hair and put it in a ponytail. I'll have a dent from the hair tie but it's not frizzy.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:39 PM (Ri/rl)

617 614 I thought most chicks wacked off their hair after a bad breakup? Posted by: original jake at July 30, 2017 09:31 PM (6L6kG I don't think I've ever had a bad breakup. Not bad enough to whack off my hair, anyway. Posted by: Miley, the self-cannibalizing Duchess at July 30, 2017 09:38 PM (Id9+ Guys who have a bad breakup just whack off.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:39 PM (0mRoj)

618 tennis shoes, blast it.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:39 PM (FKrah)

619 Looks like I scared off Kallisto. Ah well...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:40 PM (eMKNe)

620 o sure caligirl has good hair.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:41 PM (FKrah)

621 I thought most chicks wacked off their hair after a bad breakup? -------- Yeah...most chicks.

Posted by: John Bobbitt at July 30, 2017 04:41 PM (OdK9v)

622 Yes the 80's hairstyles for ladies is what we used to call Long Island Big Hair or if in Louisiana/ Texas It was Dallas Big Hair.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 30, 2017 04:41 PM (IDPbH)

623 'But like....Wonder Woman thighs, ya know?' What? Wonder Woman had epic thighs and gap.

Posted by: freaked at July 30, 2017 04:41 PM (BO/km)

624 In my case I bet it's because there's no humidity. I can wash my hair and put it in a ponytail. I'll have a dent from the hair tie but it's not frizzy. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:39 PM (Ri/rl) ---------- No humidity- how nice! I have thick, curly hair that looks great on the 5 days a year we don't have humidity here. The rest of the time . . . well, it never looks the same two days in a row.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:41 PM (Dn+ZB)

625 619 Looks like I scared off Kallisto. Ah well... Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 09:40 PM (eMKNe) Nah man, you got her so hot she couldn't type anymore!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:41 PM (0mRoj)

626 *snort... you're on a roll tonight Insomniac!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 30, 2017 04:42 PM (CNHr1)

627 I think insomiacs been sipping my wine.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:42 PM (FKrah)

628 Well apparently some straight men did, considering it was from a survey. They said thigh gaps were weird. I tend to agree. I don't think they meant big girls necessarily. But like....Wonder Woman thighs, ya know? Posted by: Tickled Pink at July Oh bs. Some womens mag did the survey. They probably did it on the street asking guys who would say anything if they thought there was a chance to get laid. Besides, not liking big thighs makes you racist. Even more, there is a difference in big thighs. There are athletic big thighs and then the other kind.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:42 PM (0wem/)

629 riiiiiight

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:42 PM (eMKNe)

630 I have a friend whose daughter is in high school and is a bigger gal (the daughter, that is). And she wants to wear the same clothes that her older sister and all her friends wear, regardless of size. There's not a lot you can do sometimes. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:36 PM (Dn+ZB) I know. I take her shopping to Santa Barbara. She wants to wear what her skinny friends wear. I try to steer her away from the outfits, but I don't want to hurt her feelings. She has her eye on my shoes and purses. My clothes won't fit her. Poor thing, she's a big girl but she's a good athlete and a good girl. She's a good softball player.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:43 PM (Ri/rl)

631 I think there are enough thighs to go around

Posted by: willow channeling kfc at July 30, 2017 04:43 PM (FKrah)

632 I think there are enough thighs to go around Posted by: willow channeling kfc Original recipe or extra crispy?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:44 PM (eMKNe)

633 She's a good softball player. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:43 PM (Ri/rl) Uh oh. That's how it starts...

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:44 PM (0mRoj)

634 Also, if you won't date a girl based on the size of her thighs....either way, big or small....that makes you a bigger douche than my guy could ever be.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:44 PM (smD62)

635 xtra crispy

Posted by: willow channeling kfc at July 30, 2017 04:44 PM (FKrah)

636 in Europe all the thighs get hosed down with chlorine.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:45 PM (0wem/)

637 Pajama Boy would not survive my thighs.

Posted by: Wonder Woman at July 30, 2017 04:45 PM (XoldI)

638 626 *snort... you're on a roll tonight Insomniac! Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at July 30, 2017 09:42 PM (CNHr1) I'm trying my best!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:45 PM (0mRoj)

639 Insomniac, don't you even.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:45 PM (Dn+ZB)

640 slowing car down,, clicking fingernails

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:45 PM (FKrah)

641 593- sure. You, the monkey, the capicoll, the cotechine and Uncle Junior too. I've got a finished basement, there's room for everybody!!

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (7l5V0)

642 I have small thighs, skinny legs and no butt.  I carry everything around my middle.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (lwiT4)

643 kallisto, good to hear :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (eMKNe)

644 She has her eye on my shoes and purses. My clothes won't fit her. Poor thing, she's a big girl but she's a good athlete and a good girl. She's a good softball player. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:43 PM (Ri/rl) ====== I sense that a Subaru may very well be in her future.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (X02AV)

645 603 CaliGirl, For some reason, I have always picture you as the "Pioneer Woman" of SoCa. That is meant as a compliment. Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 30, 2017 09:36 PM (kufk0) I'll take that. I look nothing like her. I'm darker, and blonder. Green eyes.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (Ri/rl)

646 634 Also, if you won't date a girl based on the size of her thighs....either way, big or small....that makes you a bigger douche than my guy could ever be. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 09:44 PM (smD62) Sorry, if a gal's thighs weigh more than my entire body that's a deal killer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (0mRoj)

647 slowing car down,, clicking fingernails Posted by: willow at July What does that mean? Is that the prelude to sex or something?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:46 PM (0wem/)

648 grammie, we love you just the way you are.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:47 PM (FKrah)

649 If you have thunder thighs, it just means you were born to run.

Posted by: The Boss[i] at July 30, 2017 04:47 PM (DMUuz)

650 I have legs like a horse, so I have no comment.


Neigh!

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:47 PM (/o9Qk)

651 639 Insomniac, don't you even. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:45 PM (Dn+ZB) *innocent eyes* Don't what?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:47 PM (0mRoj)

652 grammie, we love you just the way you are.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:47 PM (FKrah)

==============================



Thank you, willow.



You're drunk, aren't you?


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:48 PM (lwiT4)

653 If you have thunder thighs, it just means you were born to run. Posted by: The Boss at July Or carry a lot of heavy goods.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:48 PM (0wem/)

654 Willow, grammie is teeny-tiny and adorable. Don't listen to her.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:48 PM (Dn+ZB)

655 it's a warnin no fighting , swings arm into back seat swing-swing. misses

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:48 PM (FKrah)

656 grammie I so wish! I know she is lovely bluebell I saw her pic

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:49 PM (FKrah)

657 Also, if you won't date a girl based on the size of her thighs....either way, big or small....that makes you a bigger douche than my guy could ever be. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July Well he is more likely to be douched.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:49 PM (0wem/)

658 And just because a girl plays softball, doesn't mean she's lesbo.


I played softball from 9yo to 32yo and am strickly dickly.  In the words of Meghan McCheese.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:49 PM (/o9Qk)

659 Insomniac, you can't fool me with those Puss-in-Boots eyes. I have kids, remember.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:49 PM (Dn+ZB)

660 I sense that a Subaru may very well be in her future. Posted by: GOULD at July 30, 2017 09:46 PM (X02AV) Oh, I hope not. She's had crushes but no boyfriends yet.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:50 PM (Ri/rl)

661
I know she is lovely bluebell I saw her pic

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:49 PM (FKrah)

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photoshop


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:50 PM (lwiT4)

662 Beyonce the Elitist Ho started the thunder thigh fad.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:50 PM (7l5V0)

663 552 ---"...I have a LOT of hair and it's a royal pain to manage. " Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:26 PM (Dn+ZB) ----------------------- See, I envy YOU for having thick, lush hair. Oh, mine's manageable, all right, but straight and too limp and needs mousse to get some body. The grass is always greener on the other side of the hairbrush!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 30, 2017 04:50 PM (0jtPF)

664 chokes on wine. cough cough

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:51 PM (FKrah)

665 Gee whiz, you were a sea whiz (CIWS) guy? Posted by: F.N.G. at July 30, 2017 09:30 PM (kiSdp) No, but those guys worked for me at one time, so I have a bit of familiarity. I can load one.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 04:51 PM (17QyB)

666 Sorry, if a gal's thighs weigh more than my entire body that's a deal killer. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:46 PM I agree, Insomniac. If a guy weighs less than my thigh, I don't want him. Also if I can fold him up and put him in my purse - no way.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - who needs to go back and read the thread at July 30, 2017 04:51 PM (G8B7r)

667 660 I sense that a Subaru may very well be in her future. Posted by: GOULD at July 30, 2017 09:46 PM (X02AV) Oh, I hope not. She's had crushes but no boyfriends yet. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:50 PM (Ri/rl) If she asks you to take her shoe shopping at Red Wing then you've got a problem.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:51 PM (0mRoj)

668 653 If you have thunder thighs, it just means you were born to run. Posted by: The Boss at July Or carry a lot of heavy goods. ----------- T-Rex was so successful as a predator because all of its arm development was diverted to its thighs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 30, 2017 04:51 PM (PXj2C)

669 CaliGirl, pay them no mind. I don't know what's gotten into these guys tonight. They all need to go sit in separate corners.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:52 PM (Dn+ZB)

670 659 Insomniac, you can't fool me with those Puss-in-Boots eyes. I have kids, remember. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:49 PM (Dn+ZB) Curses, foiled again! *twirls mustache*

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:52 PM (0mRoj)

671 CaliGirl, I didn't really mean look wise. I meant more lifestyle and attitude wise. You both live on farm/ranches. I've seen your kitchen so I know you like to cook. You have great taste fashion wise yet you are still practical.

Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 30, 2017 04:52 PM (kufk0)

672 @658 Yep, I played softball too. Not as long as you, but throughout my youth. The stereotypes of softball players drive me crazy, whether it is that they are gay or not feminine or ugly or whatever.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:52 PM (smD62)

673 If she asks you to take her shoe shopping at Red Wing then you've got a problem. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July When she asks you to help her pick out her tux for prom.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:52 PM (0wem/)

674 No humidity- how nice! I have thick, curly hair that looks great on the 5 days a year we don't have humidity here. The rest of the time . . . well, it never looks the same two days in a row. Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 09:41 PM (Dn+ZB) Just call it bed head and put it in a braid. That's what I do in the morning. I go to the gym and then the office. It's called bed head.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:53 PM (Ri/rl)

675 T-Rex was so successful as a predator because all of its arm development was diverted to its thighs. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 30, 2017 09:51 PM (PXj2C) But couldn't get a date and thus went extinct.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:53 PM (0mRoj)

676 This place is full of brats.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:53 PM (/o9Qk)

677 Jeff Weimer, thank you for you service Senior Chief! I bet you have one of those classy thank you letters from brakubama. I retired in 96 so mine is from clintoon, although when I went from fleet reserve to retired reserve, BUPERS tried to sent me one from brakubama. I told them they could effing keep it.
Eromero
EOC (SCW/AW)

Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 04:53 PM (zLDYs)

678 I saw grammie's pic too. Between how lovely she is and her sense of humor, oh yeah, baseball fan too, better through that in there,,, one of the finest ladies in, as grammie herself would say, the history of things happening. About that kitchen ability now...

Posted by: teej at July 30, 2017 04:54 PM (flbmJ)

679 If she asks you to take her shoe shopping at Red Wing then you've got a problem. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July hey wait just a minute, I shopped there for work boots. not fair!

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:54 PM (FKrah)

680 This place is full of brats.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:53 PM (/o9Qk)

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Wait.  The blog originates in Wisconsin?


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:54 PM (lwiT4)

681 676 This place is full of brats. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:53 PM (/o9Qk) Sweet! *grabs mustard*

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:54 PM (0mRoj)

682 @634 Tickled Pink-I am definitely a douche by your definition and bigger than your "boyfriend" in more ways than one I'd wager. Cankle and diabetes is so hot!

Posted by: JROD at July 30, 2017 04:54 PM (0XvG0)

683 Mmmmm, brats with cheddar, catsup, mustard, kraut...

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (XoldI)

684 hey wait just a minute, I shopped there for work boots. not fair! Posted by: willow at July 30 did you wear them with your lingerie?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (0wem/)

685 When she asks you to help her pick out her tux for prom. Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:52 PM (0wem/) She likes my high heels and jewelry. She's an athlete but still a girly girl. She likes my make up containers too. I have two of the acrylic make up organizers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (Ri/rl)

686 About that kitchen ability now... Posted by: teej at July 30, 2017 09:54 PM (flbmJ) --------- Can't have everything, teej. Only God is perfect.

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (Dn+ZB)

687 well of course not

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (FKrah)

688 679 If she asks you to take her shoe shopping at Red Wing then you've got a problem. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July hey wait just a minute, I shopped there for work boots. not fair! Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 09:54 PM (FKrah) Did they properly accentuate your flannel?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (0mRoj)

689 College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst. I made more money, my body and back were spared. ==== None of that really rings true. Plumbers can make a lot of money, and computer jobs are terrible for your body and back.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at July 30, 2017 04:55 PM (4bKiB)

690 Thigh-high work boots?

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (XoldI)

691 Sweet! *grabs mustard* Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:54 PM ======== Dude. Ketchup and onions go on brats.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (X02AV)

692 Heh.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (/o9Qk)

693 Did they properly accentuate your flannel? Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:55 PM (0mRoj sometimes, and jeans and hard hats.

Posted by: willow at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (FKrah)

694 676 This place is full of brats. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:53 PM (/o9Qk) Yeah, we're the wurst!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (0mRoj)

695 I would also like to refute an assertion made earlier that I don't really want the boyfriend. I absolutely want a boyfriend. I would just really really really reeeeeeeeallllly like it to be him.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (smD62)

696 Boulder Terlit Hobo, I went and saw Valerian today.  I agree, c'est merde.
And a tragedy, because it could be a wonderful story and movie.  I blame the curse of the Na'vi. 

I mean, crap.  Fifteen lines of dialogue and five minutes of run time added could have made it much less horrible.


However, it is proof that even though it is impossible to polish a turd, with appropriate technology it is possible to make one glisten.




Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2017 04:56 PM (mkDpn)

697 This place is full of brats. Johnsonville brats!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2017 04:57 PM (IqV8l)

698 did you wear them with your lingerie? Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:55 PM (0wem/) --- Is that a bad thing?

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:57 PM (s5Kql)

699 About that kitchen ability now...

Posted by: teej at July 30, 2017 09:54 PM (flbmJ)

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Yes.  I'm horrible in the kitchen.  Thank God (literally) I am married to the world's most oblivious husband, food-wise.  He thinks whatever I shove in front of him is wonderful.  Even when I burn the soup.  He says he likes his soup burnt.  God bless him.



Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 04:57 PM (lwiT4)

700 671 CaliGirl, I didn't really mean look wise. I meant more lifestyle and attitude wise. You both live on farm/ranches. I've seen your kitchen so I know you like to cook. You have great taste fashion wise yet you are still practical. Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 30, 2017 09:52 PM (kufk0) It does fit. I was shooting squirrels today, then went swimming. It does fit. I like the pioneer woman.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:57 PM (Ri/rl)

701 675 T-Rex was so successful as a predator because all of its arm development was diverted to its thighs. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 30, 2017 09:51 PM (PXj2C) But couldn't get a date and thus went extinct. Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 09:53 PM (0mRoj) -------- Couldnt get a date and couldn't fap. Nature is the cruelest mistress.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 30, 2017 04:57 PM (PXj2C)

702 698 did you wear them with your lingerie? Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:55 PM (0wem/) --- Is that a bad thing? Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 09:57 PM (s5Kql) Course not. They add traction.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (0mRoj)

703 I wear steel-toe boots and a ponytail Monday through Friday.  No complaints yet from my male coworkers.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (/o9Qk)

704 College allowed me to become a computer infrastructure analyst. I made more money, my body and back were spared.
I work as a Network Admin. I've basically had a desk job for about 20 years. My back and neck are always sore and getting worse. He's full of it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (aELIg)

705 ahahahaha

Posted by: SMFH at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (s5Kql)

706 insomniac: i shop at red wing too. And I saw the crack you made about me not being able to type. No braciole for you! ~ Wait...

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (7l5V0)

707 grammie, you have a wonderful man there.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (/o9Qk)

708 *ONT is Nood!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b])[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at July 30, 2017 04:58 PM (Ckg4U)

709 Just an FYI, if I'm rude. I'm drunk. Too much wine. My husband is snoring on the sofa. I'm waiting for him to wake up so we can watch game of thrones. We went to an early dinner and drank too much.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 04:59 PM (Ri/rl)

710 677 Jeff Weimer, thank you for you service Senior Chief! I bet you have one of those classy thank you letters from brakubama. I retired in 96 so mine is from clintoon, although when I went from fleet reserve to retired reserve, BUPERS tried to sent me one from brakubama. I told them they could effing keep it. Eromero EOC (SCW/AW) Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 09:53 PM (zLDYs) I specifically declined an Obama letter. Got it anyway and round-filed it.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 04:59 PM (17QyB)

711 I really can't imagine what the utility of ten grams of enriched uranium might be, unless simply a sample of goods on offer. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2017 09:34 PM (AWYXL) How about 10 grams of Polonium 210? Oh, and I have wondered, is horizontal drilling done by some type of gearing, or is it more like a colonoscopy with flexible pipe? Though I'm a chem e. I never got onto anything petroleum, except in school 45 years ago.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 05:00 PM (lIZQs)

712 I do make decent money as a Network Admin but thats mainly because of my security clearance. If it wasn't for the SCI, my job would probably be outsourced to Bangladesh.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 30, 2017 05:00 PM (aELIg)

713 685 >>>> She likes my make up containers too. I have two of the acrylic make up organizers. Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:55 PM (Ri/rl) Caboodle?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2017 05:00 PM (DIN/1)

714 I'm just funnin' bluebell. And I assure you, grammie knows that. Besides, it matters not. She went and gave herself to someone else before I even had a chance to meet her.

Posted by: teej at July 30, 2017 05:00 PM (flbmJ)

715 703 I wear steel-toe boots and a ponytail Monday through Friday. No complaints yet from my male coworkers. Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 09:58 PM (/o9Qk) You would fit right in at my house. Get down with your bad self. My ranch outfit is workboots, shorts, tank top, ponytail and pink John Deere baseball hat. I don't ride a horse, I haven't earned a cowboy hat.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 05:02 PM (Ri/rl)

716 You would fit right in at my house.

Get down with your bad self.
My ranch outfit is workboots, shorts, tank top, ponytail and pink John Deere baseball hat.
I don't ride a horse, I haven't earned a cowboy hat.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 10:02 PM (Ri/rl)



I'll come visit!

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at July 30, 2017 05:03 PM (/o9Qk)

717 Posted by: Eromero at July 30, 2017 09:53 PM (zLDYs) I specifically declined an Obama letter. Got it anyway and round-filed it. Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 09:59 PM (17QyB) My NC was kind of a shithead. I wanted a flag flown over the Capital and that didn't happen. At least the required paperwork got done, or else I might still be in! Anyway; now a few years later, that NC works with me. He's not very well thought of.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 05:04 PM (17QyB)

718 did you wear them with your lingerie? Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 09:55 PM (0wem/) --- Is that a bad thing? Posted by: SMFH at July depends. not everyone can make everything work. you know the phrase "I make this look good"? Not everyone gets to use that phrase. If you step into the bedroom all sultry and seductive in some seductive lingerie and some spit shined jump boots then swing your m4 up and pull the charging handle, well then.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 30, 2017 05:04 PM (0wem/)

719 Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 09:55 PM (Ri/rl) Caboodle? Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2017 10:00 PM (DIN/1) They look just like the kardashians. Like this http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc9yglem

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 05:04 PM (Ri/rl)

720 "Note to self: NEVER say 'monkey' in an AoSHQ comment thread. It only leads to heartache."

http://joecartoon.com/games/play/60/Look_at_My_Monkey

Posted by: Richard Cranium at July 30, 2017 05:05 PM (ZBO0C)

721 Caligirl- omg my wife and daughter don't need to see those images.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2017 05:08 PM (DIN/1)

722 721 Caligirl- omg my wife and daughter don't need to see those images. Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2017 10:08 PM (DIN/1) No, you probably don't. I love them because you can see everything. They would work well for jewelry also.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 05:14 PM (Ri/rl)

723 Is hair still a subject? I have trimmed my youngest daughter's (25yo) long hair many times. Just pull it straight up over the head and cut everything at the same level. When it drops, it layers itself. But she has a soft wave to her thick, dark hair which might make this easy trim still look good.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 05:14 PM (lIZQs)

724 723 Is hair still a subject? I have trimmed my youngest daughter's (25yo) long hair many times. Just pull it straight up over the head and cut everything at the same level. When it drops, it layers itself. But she has a soft wave to her thick, dark hair which might make this easy trim still look good. Posted by: bergerbilder at July 30, 2017 10:14 PM (lIZQs) Your daughter trusts you immensely.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 05:19 PM (Ri/rl)

725 I read back and I'm not sure how the thread went from plumbers to ponytails. But Redwing boots aren't lesbian. I thought those were Timberlakes.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - who needs to go back and read the thread at July 30, 2017 05:20 PM (G8B7r)

726 They look just like the kardashians. Like this http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc9yglem Posted by: CaliGirl at July 30, 2017 10:04 PM Those are enormous! And yet there is still makeup stacked all over the vanity. Ha ha.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - who needs to go back and read the thread at July 30, 2017 05:24 PM (G8B7r)

727 A master plumber makes far more than a computer infrastructure analyst. Idiot.

Posted by: Muns at July 30, 2017 05:27 PM (fO+6C)

728 I recommend that any province held by the opposition to Maduro just secede and barricade the roads.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 30, 2017 09:09 PM (6FqZa)


Per Babalu Blog, the government is taking names of those who vote, and has promised openly to pay special attention to those on the voter rolls who do not vote.
The government does not care what the vote count is since they do the counting and certifying, they just need the image that they won on a vote of the majority of citizens.

Part of the problem is that no-one wants a seceded Venezuelan state.  Colombia, Brazil, the Guianas and Surinam don't want the problems, and the only remaining neighbor is the Dutch at Curacao.

as a side note:

Simon Bolivar once stated in a letter to Juan Jose Flores, dictator of  Ecuador  as Bolivar was actually dying, waiting for a ship that would carry him to his final exile in Britain:

1.)  America is not governable by us
2.) He who would serve a revolution plows in the sea.
3.) The only thing one can do in [South] America is to leave.
4.) This country will fall infallibly into the hands of the uncontrolled mob, and from there to pass, almost imperceptibly, to tyrants of all colors and races.
5.) As we are consumed by every crime and oppressed by viciousness the Europeans will not deign to conquer us.
6.) If it were possible for any part of the world to return into primitive chaos, this would be the final destination of [South] America.

Bolivar was prescient in many things, and I hope that there is enough will to make these predictions wrong.  I know some people with relatives in Venezuela.  I hope for those people Bolivar was speaking from his despair, and not from any oracular vision.


Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2017 05:33 PM (mkDpn)

729 My sister is a nurse, and same thing...there are 2 hospitals in her city, and they all wear the same shade of blue scrubs, so if you see a nurse out and about..they could belong anywhere. Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 30, 2017 08:17 PM (smD62) They all wear green scrubs at the hospital I work at.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 30, 2017 05:55 PM (P8951)

730 It really is. I don't know why they aren't called to account for that. Posted by: grammie winger - 8 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 30, 2017 08:33 I don't get it, all my drs nurses are fat. He gave me grief because lost 6 lbs since last visit, heck I'm more active in the summer. Duh.

Posted by: Farmer at July 30, 2017 08:12 PM (yJ1e6)

731 Just done w/ Dad tonight, he came down to get some IL sweet corn, he's taking back 10 doz, it's that much better than WI crap. At this point they are still bringing it up from GA or IN and it's days old. Great to have him visit. At 81 he still drives down here every so often, it about a 4 hr drive. I guess someday we will always have to make the drive, but so far he's very competent. He repeats himself a lot about Mom, she died 3 yrs ago, he's still adjusting. I'm glad we can help, but I'm still working and can't get up there more.

Posted by: Farmer at July 30, 2017 08:31 PM (yJ1e6)

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