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Jun 13th, 2018 at 8:53:44 pm

tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 8:53 pm

I don’t know how many times I heard my mom say “that’s enough water!“ growing up but it was a lot. I hear her voice in my head every time I’m filling up the pitcher to water my plants, or when Maggie’s running her bath, or even when I’m getting a lone ice cube on a warm summer’s night.

πŸ’§βœ‹πŸΌ #thestruggleisreal

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German Chocolate cake with spoon

tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm

German Chocolate cake with spoon

Dinners like this are why I’ve gained 87 pounds these past seven days.

PS- that’s a regular dinner plate.

#photos #cake

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Hello by Martin Solveig & Dragonette

tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Peeps, here’s your it-doesnt-really-mean-that-im-into-you jam for Wednesday.

I normally don’t like videos with talking but this one will do since I took gold in Wimbledon tennis back in 99. πŸŽΎπŸ†

Also, if I had hair I’d wear an athletic headband in the summer. πŸ‘

#musicvideos

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I fucked this up

tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:57 am

Audio (MP3): 20180613 - I fucked this up

Yellow lily hiding in the leaves

I set up an auto-renew feature on a client’s website not long ago so members could check a box and have their member account renewed each year. It’s a win-win for the client and the member since neither would need to do anything. The client would collect their membership dues and the member would have uninterrupted access to the site. Hurray!

However. When the first member selected the option their credit card was charged twice. And then of course it happened to the second member.

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edox edox · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Wish I could like this more then once. Well said.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Thanks!

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fleming · Jun 13, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Good job!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Thanks! At the end of the day I just want to do a good job at work. And have snacks while I’m there.

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Donut with steel blue stripes

tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:29 am

Donut with steel blue stripes

I’m eating a donut with steel blue stripes. Will the wonders never cease?

#photos #donuts

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

That looks so good! I’m starved

Sammons · Jun 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Me too!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 7:41 pm

You guys better get one!!

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It forever influences the present

tcr! · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180612 - It forever influences the present

Excavator demolitioning

I was talking with one of my friends several months ago and I brought up something that sounded an alarm in her. What I’d just touched on triggered an unhappiness almost like ripping someone’s blanket off on a chilly night when they’re sound asleep.

I don’t know who first used the blanket analogy but I love it so much that it works its way into the things I write.

But anyways, you fuck people up and you won’t be able to take that shit back.

It’s unfortunate that I can’t be my best self with certain people because of the torrid history between us. Even though I can forgive people, there can be so much damage in the past that it forever influences the present. And then also, the future will be permanently stained.

Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, that relationships can “never recover” but both people really have to want it. They have to fill the present with astounding moments and create a backlog that more than rivals the historical damage of the past.

What I’ve seen, more often than not, is that people can never get there. At least not both of them.

And sometimes it seems like you just run out of time.

#relationships #photos #HeavyMachina #diariespodcast

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Jun 12th, 2018 at 9:10:05 am

tcr! · Jun 12, 2018 at 9:10 am

I was reading through my FB birthday wishes this morning and below are my absolute favorites:

I hope your day was filled with clear streets Tastee Donuts and quiet people.
—Mike P.

Hope this is an amazing year as you become more and more remarkable.
—John S.

Happy Birthday, I thank you for all your words and thoughts, they inspire me to keep true!
—Kim B.

β€ŽHappy birthday Travis! Hope you have a wonderful chipmunk and puke-free day! πŸ’–πŸ˜šπŸ’–
—Carol M.

Happy Birthday, Travis! I hope your day is as awesome as you are!!!
—Linda F.

β€ŽHappy Birthday Travis! May your work day be short and your donuts be plentiful.
—Heather M.

I’m truly blessed to have such great people in my life.

#gratitude

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Another chipmunk caught

tcr! · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:11 am

Another chipmunk caught

It’s all fun and games unless you have to catch a chipmunk in the morning and then you have to catch another at bedtime. That makes two in one day.

#photos #chipmunks

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Karly · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:25 am

Need to borrow some traps? We trap them from under our front stoop and then release them in the woods.

Karly · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:26 am

I say traps plural, but I’m not sure of we have 1 or 2.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:32 am

I think the only way I’d permanently get rid of them is to stop feeding the birds in my yard

Karly · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:40 am

How exactly are they getting in?

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

Four years ago I build an outdoor cage for them that sits on top of a basement window well. The chipmunks (because they’re morons) get into the cage and then they’re fucked. Which means I’m fucked. https://tcrbang.com/a/the_cat_pen_almost_got_finished_in_a_weekend/

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asquared01 · Jun 12, 2018 at 7:53 am

Are they in your house?

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:33 am

Yep, the cats bring them in through the basement window

asquared01 · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

I want one!!!!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

You can have all of my chipmunks you want :)

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Lisette · Jun 12, 2018 at 8:11 am

You need to put out a sign on your lawn…all of Gods critters not welcome inside

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sara sara · Jun 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

They look much cuter running around your yard.

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luckyeyeink · Jun 12, 2018 at 9:58 am

A few more and you can start a band

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Sammons · Jun 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

They like you!!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

Stella has kind of mercenary attitude about it but she’ll be happy to help out. Guaranteed results.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

You should come visit, let Stella co-pilot.

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elaineorr · Jun 13, 2018 at 11:37 am

I’ve had them. I laid a trail of sunflower seeds to the door. That got one out. The other stole the seeds and I found a pile of them behind boxes in the basement when we moved. Bought live traps. Didn’t work. Moral: don’t let the cats bring in their friends. As if.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Yep, I’m really close to closing the cat window for good.

elaineorr · Jun 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm

I actually used the idea of pets bringing in chipmunks in a book, so there’s that.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

That’s awesome! Which book?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 16, 2018 at 7:46 am

She thinks it was “Rekindling Motives”. Jolie Gentil series.
A real cat named Daisy was the inspiration for this. Daisy brought the chipmonks in alive and played with ‘em until we got ‘em out or Daisy killed ‘em.

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domo vitek · Jun 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Have you tried a serious sit down with your cats explaining your expectations? They are not allowed throw parties with their friends without prior consent. Be firm. I know it’s hard…

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Ryan Waters · Jun 15, 2018 at 11:25 pm

I think they are adorable! How are they getting in?

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At 4:54 am this morning I was wide awake

tcr! · Jun 12, 2018 at 6:40 am

At 4:54 am this morning I was wide awake. πŸ™„

I woke up from one of those dreams that wake me because the story turned sour.

I was walking in an industrial area early in the morning. The sky was gray, the air foggy and misty. I was shuffling to meet back up with a group of friends that were having a get-together of some kind.

A car pulled up and an early 20 something boy got out. And then his girlfriend got out. As they were walking toward me a couple more 20 somethings appeared and drew closer, like wary insects knowing they’re about ready to feed.

I said to the first guy, “do you want the cash in my wallet” and he nodded. The dream fast-forwarded as they often do, and then I was laying on the ground. The latter three held my arms and legs while the first laid on his stomach beside me. Going through my wallet, tossing business cards and whatever aside.

Then he took my car keys and started taking the keys off, one by one. He motioned that I could keep my truck key and then laid the others in another pile on my chest, like he was going to keep them.

Then I said to him, “now you’re just fucking me.”

And then I woke up because I was done with all of that.

#dreams

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Jun 11th, 2018 at 9:53:43 am

tcr! · Jun 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

I wish I had a job that I could just settle in to. It wouldn’t even have to be the greatest job. Just one I felt good about doing. Like this is what I’m gonna do the rest my life and I’m okay with that.

On my way to work I drive by a tire shop every morning. I see the guys inside, drinking coffee, rolling their tires, and I’m somewhat jealous. Seems to me to be pretty carefree.

I don’t know, maybe I’m romanticizing the guys and their wrenches but they never seem too stressed in the morning.

Jimi told me once that if you can stand going to your job you’re doing better than most.

Once you tune in to “this sucks”, you’ll be miserable evermore doing that.

#worknews

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