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Dec 15th, 2018 at 2:22:22 pm

tcr! · Dec 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm

I can’t go to any Christmas parties for the next few weeks. I was plucking my eyebrows earlier and got carried away. Because there always come a time when one tweezes too much. And today I crossed the line. Now I look like Whoopi’s Goldberg. But white. And younger. And more attractive.

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prokop · Dec 15, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Picture please.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Ok fine

hideous eyebrows hidden

fiatlux423 · Dec 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Pics or it didn’t happen

prokop · Dec 15, 2018 at 9:20 pm

Haha.

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Kelly K · Dec 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm

It happens to the best of us. Wear those eyebrows with pride & come out to party!

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Dec 15, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Just slap on some makeup and go. Maggie will help you

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Raes · Dec 15, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Go fake…so many girls do anyway

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Kris · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm

I’m sure Msggie can draw them back on

Kris · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:25 pm

๐Ÿ˜Ž and there is always sunglasses ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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tcr! diaries - native mobile apps

tcr! · Dec 15, 2018 at 7:24 am

I’ve been playing around with Google’s Flutter and have low-grade prototypes built for iPhone and Android. Right now they just parse the Blog’s JSON file, loops through the articles, and renders them. I’d like to do the same for the Podcast, Media Galleries, and Products.

I’m not a big fan of Dart and absolutely hate Android Studio but what I hate even more is giving control of my content to the social media and podcasting app landlords.


tcr diaries on iPhone tcr diaries on Android


Flutter doesn’t have built-in HTML rendering so I’m converting it to Markdown via html2md and the displaying that. The good news is that the links don’t work ๐Ÿ™„ and the horizontal rules are fat and ugly. ๐Ÿคฎ

If I can get the view rendering to look half way decent I may actually release the apps.

#tcrNative

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Maggie at the piano

tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Maggie at the piano

Maggie at the school variety show playing the piano and singing Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling In Love.

๐Ÿ’˜ ๐ŸŽน #photos #maggie

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Paula Gauger · Dec 14, 2018 at 9:57 pm

I was there! I thought I recognized her name in the program. My boyfriend’s daughter was one of the emcees!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:10 am

I thought I saw you!

Paula Gauger · Dec 15, 2018 at 9:43 am

Yep! Me, my boyfriend, and his Mom. Friday night excitement. Haha!

Momma J Momma J · Dec 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

I’m anxious to hear her play! And sing! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘โ˜ƒ๏ธ

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Irene · Dec 15, 2018 at 7:26 am

No recording? ๐Ÿ˜ž

tcr! tcr! · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:11 am

I have video but she wouldn’t be thrilled if I posted it on social media. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Irene · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:15 am

Gotcha! I really kind of figured that… you can messenger me ๐Ÿ˜

Irene · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:17 am

Elvis was my favorite!!

jocelynzoey · Dec 16, 2018 at 6:48 am

Can you send me the video please?

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Dec 15, 2018 at 9:29 am

I didn’t know she played piano

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Spinach, apples, corn dogs

tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Spinach apples corn dogs

I’m practically Anthony Bourdain ๐Ÿฝ

#photos #goodeats

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Fran · Dec 14, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Love what you did with the ketchup and mustard. So artsy

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Mona · Dec 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Are those vegan corn dogs?

tcr! tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 8:11 pm

No but they are vegetarian ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm

Are the green leaves spinach?

tcr! tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Yep! I can make you the same dish when you visit.

Momma J Momma J · Dec 14, 2018 at 11:12 pm

I would love that!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 15, 2018 at 8:03 am

I was just kidding. That’s my goto dinner for when Maggie’s got things going on and I need something on the table in 10 minutes. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Momma J Momma J · Dec 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

Seriously - it sounds good!

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wyant · Dec 14, 2018 at 9:17 pm

Omg, I’m crying ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Dixon · Dec 15, 2018 at 9:31 am

Ummmmm……fyi he’s dead. ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข

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Spirits by The Strumbellas

tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 11:01 am

Peeps, here’s your but-we’re-all-strange Friday jam.

Hipsters can make some good music ๐Ÿ˜‰

#musicvideos #thestrumbellas

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tism tism · Dec 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Oooooo…new music. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

tcr! tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Excessive brain chatter is a curse and a blessing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Raindrops on the conifer

tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 9:06 am

Taking a good photo and making it better.


1- I took the original as I was walking down to the garage on my way to work.

Raindrops on the conifer 1


2- It’s not bad but I didn’t like the bottom greenery, it’s too big and blurry. The left side was also too busy so I cropped the whole photo tighter.

Raindrops on the conifer 2


3- The garage’s gutter cluttered the picture, too, so I nuked it.

Raindrops on the conifer 3


4- The colors were okay but they felt bland. I dropped the Shadows down to -0.35 and bumped the Saturation up to 0.21. Now I love it!

Raindrops on the conifer 4


5- I did this all in Photos for macOS in less than 5 minutes. To remove the gutter I used the Pixelmator Retouch extension with the default settings. Yes, your whole life has been a lie.

6- Life is all about making things less complicated, less cluttered. Noise just distracts me from what’s important.

#photos #raindrops #protip

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Irene · Dec 14, 2018 at 9:50 am

Thanks for sharing! What an interesting education .. You’re an amazing photographer!! I love seeing Beauty Through Your Eyes. Thank you

tcr! tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

You are most welcome!!

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Ryan Waters · Dec 14, 2018 at 11:42 am

Nice work

tcr! tcr! · Dec 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Thanks!

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You reach out to push the orc

tcr! · Dec 13, 2018 at 8:38 am

You reach out to push the orc

#memes #dnd

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Dec 13th, 2018 at 8:35:02 am

tcr! · Dec 13, 2018 at 8:35 am

Driving to work along the Fox River this morning and all I could think was, somebody ran over a skunk ..or.. somebody’s been smoking marijuana ..or.. there was a horrible crash involving a Heineken truck.

Don’t they all smell basically the same? ๐Ÿค”

#meanwhile

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McNatt · Dec 13, 2018 at 8:36 am

Why yes they do!

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kiki4 · Dec 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

Yes Yes Yes!!! I have always thought that. I can’t understand how people drink Heineken. ๐Ÿ˜ท

J. Sanchez · Dec 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

Kiki Curran Johnson Corona is skunky too!!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Becks is a little skunky, too

kiki4 · Dec 13, 2018 at 12:57 pm

I always hated Becks too!

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Fredericks · Dec 13, 2018 at 8:56 am

Gotta do their shirt laundry

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J. Sanchez · Dec 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

I was thinking the same thing!! But I was driving a bus so here I am scanning my bus for a student smoking!! Lol good thing I didn’t start accusing anyone!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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McIntyre 13 · Dec 13, 2018 at 9:31 am

It was a Coyote drinking a beer smoking pot on his way to the matress store. He must have hit the skunk.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 13, 2018 at 10:36 am

Mattress stores for the win!

laskowski · Dec 13, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Don’t worry, I’m sure someone took pics of the coyotes plates.

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Cross Jill · Dec 13, 2018 at 9:46 am

Yes!!!

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Clarice MM · Dec 13, 2018 at 10:27 am

Yes

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akd · Dec 13, 2018 at 10:36 am

I was thinking the same thing on my drive home early this morning! Something is wretched down there!

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Dorencz · Dec 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm

True. They do all smell alike. ๐Ÿคข

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Dec 14, 2018 at 6:20 am

This made someone angry? Good job you ruined someone’s day with your innocent and humorous observations. Have a great day you monster.

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ron bart · Dec 14, 2018 at 7:58 am

If your beer smells like a skunk it’s bad

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ron bart · Dec 14, 2018 at 7:58 am

If your pot smells like a skunk it’s good.. LOL and there’s nothing good about a skunk

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Guadalupe’s Feast, Dec 2018 edition

tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Guadalupe's Feast, Dec 2018 edition

Ah hell, I didn’t even feast today. #Guadalupe is gonna be pissed.

#photos #holidaycheer

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THREECRATES! · Dec 12, 2018 at 10:34 pm

๐Ÿคฃ

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vaughn3 · Dec 13, 2018 at 7:06 am

And after she made all that piaya

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klaurindabrey · Dec 13, 2018 at 7:34 am

Really??

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Apples donโ€™t fall far, peeps

tcr! · Dec 12, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Apple firecracker circa July 2014
Apple firecracker, circa July 2014

Way back when… in one of the restaurants I worked at, the manager hired his son to bus tables. Nothing exciting there.

But back in the prep room the manager would rough house with him most days. Take a boxing stance, throw half-hearted punches and jabs, smack the son’s hands when he raised them in defense.

The son never seemed to like that much. I don’t blame him. Not only is it stressful to have someone bigger constantly rough housing, there were also plenty of teenage girls servers milling about as well. A good way to impress the chicks is by getting mock beat up by your dad.

Of course the manager thought it was loads of fun to horse play. I often got the impression that he felt like he was being a good dad. Quality time with the boy and all. Male barbaric bonding if you will.

Do you know what the manager seemed like to me?

A bully.

So then a few years later I went back to work in the same restaurant and the manager/son team were still working there. In the prep room it was the same story, different year. Tough guy, boxer dad. Son taller and annoyed.

And do you know what the son seemed like to me then? After becoming an older teenage? With a healthy dose of wavering self esteem and anger management issues?

An asshole. A bossy, rude jerk.

#photos #axetogrind

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 14, 2018 at 8:27 pm

Agree

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