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#4101 Old 25th Nov 2020 at 6:16 PM
Meh.  All of my neighbors decided to have their yards done today. I've been listening to leaf blowers all morning.

My plan for dealing with paper clutter that I put into place at the end of last year has worked.  I did my yearly clean out the file cabinet; it took all of 5 minutes to do.  It's stupid keeping a paper shredder in the kitchen, but I no long have to spend hour plus shredding stuff. If junk mail comes in, it gets shredded before it has time to land on the kitchen table or my desk. At the end of each month, I shred all other things such as paid bills and whatever.

Now if I would do the same thing with all the crap that accumulates with my computer, that would be great instead of leaving the mess which means hours of sorting, deleting, trying to figure out what stuff is, blah, blah, blah. 

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#4102 Old 26th Nov 2020 at 2:42 AM
I've been putting off mowing the lawn. Today provided the perfect excuse, too. It snowed. It'll be raining the rest of the week.
The weather god is good to me.

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
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#4103 Old 26th Nov 2020 at 5:42 AM
Well my family of me, my parents, and our cat are going to have a decent Thanksgiving. They got the food.

As for me: in my dreams...
"A new beau has appeared"
Lover approaching
(PQ defeats beau)
Richard Gere joins the Crushosphere

Yes, I have normal men entering my daydream world of crushes.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
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#4104 Old 26th Nov 2020 at 6:25 PM
Great day! Slept well and have the Turkey in the oven! Fed the dogs who were very thankful!
Then wife wakes up starts complaining about things, even about Thanksgiving. oddly, this tirade made me even more thankful! I have a family (tho' I can't see most of them because of covid), I have a roof over my head, dogs that love me, a cat that abides, pension money that's enough, good Pastors, a good parish, and a wife and child who keep me humble and remind me that happiness comes from within and not something I or anyone else can give them.
And it's a nice day to work outside.
Maybe I'll sit on the porch and give pray a bit to thanks to God and yell at the children to get off my lawn.

Sims are better than us.
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#4105 Old 26th Nov 2020 at 6:59 PM
I've done almost nothing, all day. I took shower; that has been the highlight of the day thus so far.  The dudes in the house will be having ham with mashed potatoes and veggies later, I'll be having pizza.  We usually get a apple pie from Whole Foods, but since I wasn't interested in making the trip or dealing with peoples' creeping crud, we're skipping the apple pie.  Maybe next year...

Other than that, today has been quiet. 

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#4106 Old 27th Nov 2020 at 2:19 AM
Although I am not posting like I used to...I at least come by after taking my pills and before brushing my teeth.

We had a great Thanksgiving, I'm currently getting my added sugar addiction under control, so far I now work with my parents on incentivizing the process of brushing one's teeth because my teeth are worthy of a book for British and British-American rotten teeth.

I had to go through dental surgery 3 times in my life. If I ever get the money, I am going to send away for false teeth that can be installed with a label say "Made in Lichtenstein"

Lately, tonight is one I will sleep in during the morning.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
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#4107 Old 27th Nov 2020 at 4:12 PM
To all the companies and businesses that are up in my grill today,

Telling me that I need to buy all the things that I don't need is not going to get you what you want.  There are only two things I want this year; neither are expensive. Headphones that I've been talking about replacing for over a year now and still haven't bought and a transfer cable.   There was talk yet again about buying a robot vacuum cleaner, but that's just a fantasy.  I'd buy one, then regret it when the battery no longer holds a charge like the Dyson vacuum cleaner.  Why bother going through that situation again; it's not worth it.

As for the rest of the household, there are other cables needed / wanted so that all the things are connected to the TV and The Boy will want a steam card.  The rents will be sent a gift card so they can buy whatever they want or need.   Since they now have a puppy, it will probably be spent on dog toys and that's okay.

This is the extent of Christmas shopping in this house.  We've already shelled out a few thousand to have the house re-plumbed and another couple thousand to have the car fixed.  I'm over the whole spending money thing, thankyouverymuch.

I know you [companies and businesses] are going to continue to bug me from today up until well after the new year, but ya'll can talk to the paw because the ears are not listening.

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#4108 Old 27th Nov 2020 at 8:02 PM
Kinda rough today. I'm going to be doing some shopping online, but first I have to finish my remaining schoolwork. I'm so behind that it makes me sad... I worry about PCS becoming a thing because my concussion is just not getting better. I can't go into my dream career if I have PCS. I'm trying not to think about it too much, though, in case I hypnotize my body into making it happen lol.



Annnnnd that's today's thought distortion.
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#4109 Old 29th Nov 2020 at 2:36 AM
Today was a bust.

No one cleaned the drip pans and smoke filled my eyes. I was trying to boil water so I could boil matcha soba (green tea buckwheat noodles). Had to put the bundle in a baggie and wait for someone to help me clean the burners, drip pans and all.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
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#4110 Old 30th Nov 2020 at 2:58 AM

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#4111 Old 30th Nov 2020 at 1:48 PM
Conversations in my house.

GC: I'm making out the grocery order. Do you want and or need anything?

Dingus: No, you added what I wanted already

GC: You sure?

Dingus: Yup, I'm good

Grocery order is placed and will be delivered tomorrow

10 minutes later....

Dingus: Hey, can you order a rug when you do the grocery order?  ( We buy groceries at a wholesale club. They sell rugs and other stuff.)

GC:

GC: I asked you if you wanted anything, you told me no. I'm not ordering a rug, it can wait until next week.

Dingus: Okay

I'll be the first to admit that I've been in a mood for the past few weeks, but seriously?

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#4112 Old 30th Nov 2020 at 8:38 PM
I could be wrong, But I think dingus means "worthy".
Do you order stuff because of the Covid lock-down? I don't go inside the store anymore. Just order it on-line and then pick it up. They load up my truck and I don't even roll down the window. Then I drive off to the far end of the parking lot and load it inside the cab so it doesn't blow away as I drive down the road. Free service, but if it's vegetables I always get the veggies that are brown when they should be green (lettuce) and green when they should be brown (potatoes).
It works pretty good but I have to plan what I want for a week ahead of time. Usually that works, but you know the old saying: "What's yours is ours and what's mine is mine", so sometimes I run out of eggs or fish or something.
Then there's refrigerator space. I didn't have room in the fridge for my stuff. We had a decent sized fridge, and my wife has a mini-fridge, and then there's the chest freezer. Well, no space for my stuff. So, when the refrigerator gave up the freon and went to appliance heaven, I got a BIG fridge, as in "I can't get it in the front door" Big. Yeah, it's crammed full and there's still no space for my food.

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#4113 Old 30th Nov 2020 at 10:06 PM
I don't know what he meant.  We're not looking to cover the whole room or anything, just a small area rug to put under the coffee table downstairs. I'll find one; it will give me something to do.

Yes, we order online because of the plague.  We could do pick up, but I have everything delivered instead.  I drag everything in the house, then clean everything as I put it away.  We also have a problem with getting veggies. Some of the 'shoppers' are good, others not so much.  I also think some of the big warehouse stores freeze their veggies and possibly fruit. I get bananas from them that are green when they're delivered, but as soon as they start to ripen, they turn to mush.  I don't have this problem if we get fruit and veggies from a regular grocery store.  I've also lost count of how many bags of green beans I've had to pitch because they get slimy which is really gross.  Now when I buy green beans at least, I buy them them frozen.

Regardless, I thought shopping this way would blow up the grocery budget because of the delivery fee.  On average, we spend between $50.00-$70.00 a week. With the delivery fee and 5% tip ( this isn't required, but I like to give the person that does the delivery something)  it comes out to between $80-$100 per week.  If I add in the monthly meat delivery and break that down by week, it adds about $50.00 a week and I don't get that delivery every month.  When both freezers are full, I cancel deliveries until I'm ready for them.

This is actually a huge improvement from beginning of last year when we could easily spend $800-$1,000.00 a month on groceries, for 3 people.  Impulse shopping, it is a terrible, expensive thing.  If and when Covid goes away, I just may continue to have stuff delivered.   The meat delivery service stays regardless.  They're a awesome company that supports to local farmers. 

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#4114 Old 1st Dec 2020 at 8:40 AM
Today was a fairly nice day but I would want to be more productive tomorrow.
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#4115 Old 1st Dec 2020 at 3:42 PM
I am fine
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#4116 Old 2nd Dec 2020 at 3:46 PM
The home improvement can of worms has been opened.

It started on Sunday when I decided to paint the trim / baseboards in the bathroom.  Monday I did the same for the bedroom, then again yesterday in the livingroom.  With that done, now of course the walls look grungy because all of the trim is "Polar Bear" white.  Okay, but then the thermostat for the heat decided that it only liked to be at one temperature and wouldn't let me change it.  If it was summer, I wouldn't care, but since it's cold, it was better to safe than sorry, so the thermostat was replaced.

Because the new thermostat is smaller than the old one, I have a ugly patch on the wall for the hallway as the paint color doesn't match, at all.  Harvest Gold ( don't ever paint your walls that color, I don't know what I was thinking when I did it many moons ago) and Chic Gray are nowhere near each other on the color wheel.   Now I have to paint the walls because the stupid patch with the old paint color is going to drive me crazy.   I also need to take apart the floor vents and cold air return covers for the heating system as those too now stick out like a sore thumb because of the trim.  It is too cold to spray paint those outside, so yeah.

All of this started because I wanted something to do that didn't involve sitting in front of the computer and not being online.  I really need to suck it up and take a real internet break, but I'm not willing to commit to that at the moment.  That could change at any given time as hibernation sounds like a really good idea, but I'm quite there yet.

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#4117 Old 4th Dec 2020 at 2:13 PM
I was 'window shopping' on WayFair yesterday, then I came across this mug. Sold!

I still haven't found new art for my office. I seem to be drawn to llamas for some reason. I'm not sure what that is all about...

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#4118 Old 4th Dec 2020 at 2:48 PM
I'm trying to be positive. A big windstorm came by and blew all my leaves away, even the ones on my oak tree! So it's okay that my rake broke. I'm done with leaves for the year.
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I'm depressed. Little things that go wrong really set me off. I've had depressive episodes before. There's this one drug that really worked well for me in the past; layoff, bad divorce & bankruptcy and ruin and I was happy as can be and looking forward to it all. Time to call up my physician and ask for it. She's probably gonna give me a bad time about my other health issues.

Sims are better than us.
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#4119 Old 4th Dec 2020 at 5:42 PM
Once again, my mania is acting up due to the holiday season. It's like I haven't outgrown the innocent holiday spirit, no matter how crude or dark or even dry my humor got.

I have latkes and baked potatoes for Christmukkah and Asian cuisine I'm learning to cook as 2021 approaches so my New Year will be more than sushi and noodle dishes, but soups, fried food and edamame that doesn't taste like bad sweatsocks.

(I lived near the Pacific Ocean so it was easy for good edamame, but the Atlantic Ocean, the only good edamame I found was, oddly enough, Wal*Mart's Great Value brand.)

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
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#4120 Old Yesterday at 10:55 AM
A Nor'Easter is coming today. Lots of wind, rain and snow later today.  Wheee! Are we having fun yet? Good grief.

We had a storm the other day. It is always fun trying to vacuum when the power keeps flickering off and on.  Since I have a pile of Audible points, I guess now would be a good time to put some of them to use. Problem is, I don't know what kind of book I feel like listening to.

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#4121 Old Yesterday at 8:24 PM Last edited by PANDAQUEEN : Yesterday at 9:31 PM.
Another afternoon, another 5-6 hours of waiting for dinner after lunch failed.

Although I get excited around Christmas, it's usually with family, even if it is my parents.

But like a Siberian Husky, leave me alone for more than 8 hours on end, as my parents are working 12 hour shifts, and the futon in the living room will be shredded and eaten.

December is a tough month in numerous ways. Especially for me because I practically parted with around $700, most of which was a mix of my allowance from the government and a special allowance for keeping to a routine. I have been begging for my father to clean the burners. I don't like the smell of smoke.

I think the only redeeming part of my day was writing a poem from my perspective of having high-functioning autism and trying to integrate with society. It was carthartic to open up.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
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