Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby Zillatain » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:19 am

balthazar wrote:New, really, really cool phone. Just about indestructible, 3800 mAh battery, and a FLIR camera, to hit the highlights.
Never really thought about a phone having FLIR. Though having that, and all of the other things it is capable of, I have to say that the price seems lower than expected.

wait...

There might be a reason it is cheaper than I thought after looking at some reviews.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby balthazar » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:52 am

Most of the negative reviews I saw were for the lower end phones by the same company.

I will say, so far, so good, seems to work as advertised. I'll let you know how things are going in a month after I get it set up proper.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby randomlanguage » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:53 am

Little pleasure: wild black raspberry picking

Annoyance: First, before you pick, check for poison ivy. After, check for ticks.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby Kajin » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:47 pm

Pleasure: Hereditary immunity to poison ivy and poison oak.

Annoyance. Yeah, the ticks are really bad this year.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby randomlanguage » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 pm

Kajin wrote:Pleasure: Hereditary immunity to poison ivy and poison oak.

Annoyance. Yeah, the ticks are really bad this year.


Knock on wood, I've never gotten poison ivy, but I learned to avoid it when I was really young.

So far this year, I've managed to avoid the ticks, but also because I've avoided most situations where they are prevalent and check frequently. But I did get one in the back yard last year...
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby Kajin » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:25 pm

I've pulled six of them off myself, two of them off my dad, and over a dozen of them off my dog despite giving him bathes to prevent this sort of thing twice a week. I live in a somewhat rural area and I spend a lot of time outside as part of my job, so finding one occasionally isn't outside the realm of possibility but they're just so bad this year it's unreal.

On the bright side ever since my dog started spending more time indoors he hasn't been getting as many ticks.

Oh, downside. My dog lost a leg a couple months ago to a truck. Bright side he healed just fine and he's running around like he never even had the leg to begin with and seems like he's pretty okay with things. He gets tired more quickly, though, so that's why he spends so much time inside with me now.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby balthazar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:13 am

Standing out in the rain and just listening to it fall and the rumble of the thunder. Smelling the moisture, and feeling the cool humidity.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby Kajin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:59 pm

Bought a small watermelon. Cut the top off of it and am eating out of it like a bowl.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby randomlanguage » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:20 pm

Walking underneath a clear starry sky last night, in spite of not seeing the promised Northern Lights.

Kajin wrote:Bought a small watermelon. Cut the top off of it and am eating out of it like a bowl.


That sounds delicious.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby Celadon » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:40 pm

The only thing my accountant did was file my extension, then drag everyone (many many customers, too many for him to handle) along for months on end. Finally caved and did my taxes myself: helped having his previous several years of work, my taxes are NOT simple.

On the plus side, I'm getting a nice big refund.
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Re: Big Annoyances & Little Pleasures

Postby randomlanguage » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:34 am

Little Pleasure: Making discoveries as I clean my old room at my parent's house.

Annoyance: My parents piling random things in my old room 'for now' so I have to clean whenever I visit.

Big pleasure: Spending hours writing with my father on the shores of the most beautiful Lake in the world.
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