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Jan 25th, 2018 at 7:35:22 pm

tcr! · Jan 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

I assumed you wanted me to be happy because I wanted you to be happy.
Michael Scott 😢

The worst part in relationships is when people don’t reciprocate the happiness.

#relationships #theoffice

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keamoose keamoose · Jan 27, 2018 at 9:24 am

❤️

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The mailbox returns

tcr! · Jan 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

You guys remember the mailbox comparison I made earlier this month?

Of course you do. So lucky for us the ladder-mailbox has been converted to a trashcan-mailbox. I can’t decide if this is an upgrade or a downgrade. You pick.

I can say that if I worked for USPS I would be hesitant to approach this receptacle. I would be worried that Oscar the Grouch would pop out in all his fuzzy, matted, glory. And man, can that little dude talk. He just goes on and on and nobody can ever get away from him. Nobody.

Worse still, everything he says is negative. Yeah I get it, your life is a wreck and everything sucks but the first thing I would do is move out of the damn garbage can. You can only go up from there.

Okay. I’ve lost interest in all of this. I’m going to put down the mailboxes unless something really unusual happens. Like Bill Murray shows up, collecting mail with a spatula.

Fine. Yes, I did take this photo just a few minutes ago. From my truck as I was driving by. I didn’t even come to a complete stop. However, It is downright gorgeous outside. I’ve been driving my workdesk all day and coming out to these beautiful temperatures really gave a boost to my spirit…so I wasn’t thinking safety first.

The mailbox returns

Anyways. If you’re still at work get out of there as soon as you can. As fast as you can. Like when there was a fire at the birthday party and George Costanza was pushing over kids and knocking down clowns during his hasty exit. Do that. Or at least keep him in spirit.

And then stop at Blue Goose and get yourself something from the bakery. Anything will do. You deserve it.

#photos #usps

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keamoose keamoose · Jan 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Is it possible the trashcan is an apartment they’ve rented out to Oscar? Little extra income, offset the bills, plus free trash disposal?

tcr! tcr! · Jan 25, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Maggie’s face when I started playing the video: 🧐

😆 😆

keamoose keamoose · Jan 26, 2018 at 9:58 am

Did she like the song? 🤣

tcr! tcr! · Jan 27, 2018 at 7:29 am

I don’t think she knew what it was. I’ll have to ask her about Sesame Street. I don’t think it was as much of a thing for her. 😊

keamoose keamoose · Jan 27, 2018 at 9:22 am

Oh yeah… I guess by the time my youngest brother was Sesame Street age, it had pretty much devolved to all Elmo all the time, and he’s 28, so Maggie’s generation probably isn’t so familiar with Oscar. 😢

tcr! tcr! · Jan 28, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Yeah, and Maggie was never a huge Elmo fan either. He’s got something wrong with his voice.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 28, 2018 at 10:31 pm

THAT’S IT. His stupid non-stop baby talk. 🙄

keamoose keamoose · Jan 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm

Also…

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 31, 2018 at 8:41 am

Chloroform Elmo, just in time for Valentines Day!

keamoose keamoose · Jan 31, 2018 at 2:26 pm

So I guess we should be expecting Stockholm Syndrome Elmo to be out in time for Easter?

tcr! tcr! · Feb 1, 2018 at 7:09 am

Rumor has it that Elmo model will be available precisely on Easter morning.

Elmo himself will hand deliver copies of said himself.

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Downtime, almost 24 hours worth

tcr! · Jan 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Orson Welles slow clap

At 7:56 am I wrote on twitter:

Apparently DreamHost needs to rebuild and restore the world when one of their VPSes goes down.

https://app.status.io/pages/incident/…

Yes, I’m cranky when my sites are offline for 12 hours.

The website’s back up and running but I needed to restore the database from one of my backups because DreamHost’s copy hadn’t been updated since yesterday around 1 am and I did mine yesterday at 8:45 pm.

All in all the site was unreachable from yesterday at 9:45 pm until today at 12:15 pm. Central time of course.

This has been the worst failure on their part I’ve seen since signing up in April 2010. Almost 24 hours of downtime is unacceptable.

Not to mention it took their support team 8 hours to reply to the ticket I opened. I finally twitter’ed them last night at 11:45 pm.

If I’m feeling rambunctious I may move the databases somewhere else this weekend. But I just hate doing shit like that anymore.

#devhell

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keamoose keamoose · Jan 25, 2018 at 2:34 pm

I would think, if one is intending to rebuild the entire world every time there’s a small failure, one would keep up-to-date backups. Of the WORLD.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm

You’d think. 🙄

But I have a suspicion that all of their dev budget has gone to Remixer.

https://www.dreamhost.com/website-builder/

The status page I linked to above says they’re still rebuilding the world. Backups are cool and all but if you can’t get them restored in an hour or less then you ain’t shit.

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Coming up short after 12

tcr! · Jan 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180124 - Coming up short after 12

Video (MP4): 20180124 - Coming up short after 12

Well into my way of twelve step recovery I confused the word “practice” with “perfected” somehow.

Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and had perfected practiced these principles in all our affairs.
Step 12 of Alcoholics Anonymous

I thought that because I’d worked all the other steps and had arrived at number 12 that I should be over some hump. Passed the bump. Made the jump. Maybe even overflowing with love while walking with spiritual principles or whatever.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 26, 2018 at 9:42 am

“You’d be arrogant too if you were me.”—-jimithesaint said that. i was here and heard him say it. If I ever learned anything that I still remember it’s to take everything with a grain-o-salt, “Don’t become a Saint by Tuesday.” “This Too, Shall Pass.” You’re not as good or bad as your best/worst self says you are. You’re a whole lot more human than human.

T, I love you more than sitting next to T——, the girl with the best boobs in the office.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 27, 2018 at 7:45 am

“Don’t become a Saint by Tuesday.” — I love that one.

And thanks! You’re one of my best friends since my first self-imposed divorce.

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 25, 2020 at 5:34 pm

Love you, my son. You are kind and sincere and doing well

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm

Thank you, thank you!

Momma J Momma J · Sep 25, 2020 at 8:27 pm

You’re welcome!

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Floyd Dunn, Director of the Bioacoustics Research laboratory

tcr! · Jan 24, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Dr. Floyd Dunn

I answered a phone call from Troy, NY because I’m in a grump mood. But the cosmos saved me from myself (again) and the caller was nice, just doing research for a student body, something or another.

Since Floyd was fresh in my mind, I put on my Dr. Jones’ fedora and probed her for details. My main takeaway was that it sounded like Floyd had worked in education.

Dr. Floyd Dunn, I have you now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Dunn

Floyd Dunn (April 14, 1924 – January 24, 2015) was an American electrical engineer who made contributions to all aspects of the interaction of ultrasound and biological media. Dr. Dunn was a member of Scientific Committee 66 of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements as well as many FDA, NIH, AIUM, and ASA committees. He collaborated with scientists in the UK, Japan, China and Post-Soviet states.

Too bad you really are dead. I would’ve liked to know you. Maybe given you a call, shared insurance quotes and acoustic radiation detection.

Okay, I’m not 100% this is my Floyd but this guy’s a doctor who once lived in Illinois. Out of all the Dr. Dunn’s I researched, I feel this is the most likely. Doctors like to be online. They like to be found.

#doctorfloyd #missedconnections

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keamoose keamoose · Jan 24, 2018 at 8:03 pm

I’m weirdly sad about this.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 24, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Yeah… me, too. Floyd has been a barb in my side for many months. But seeing his face turned him into a human.

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The universe is under no obligation…

tcr! · Jan 24, 2018 at 10:28 am

The universe is under no obligation - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Source: instagram.com/p/BeDmprmg7KS/

❤️ 🛰 #cosmos #neildegrassetyson

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 24, 2018 at 7:34 pm

ok, well that explains some frustration i’ve experienced.

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Ryan Waters · Jan 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Love this

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Jan 24th, 2018 at 6:47:17 am

tcr! · Jan 24, 2018 at 6:47 am

I don’t know who the genius was that turned the heat down to 66°F last night but since I’m the only one home it surely wasn’t me.

#meanwhile

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Ryan Waters · Jan 24, 2018 at 7:58 am

So funny- I got a new butt hole chewed out for being so inconsiderate and turning down the temp to 65!!!!!!

domo vitek · Jan 24, 2018 at 7:50 pm

And I get a new one for turning it up! Lol

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Momma J Momma J · Jan 24, 2018 at 8:29 am

Obviously, it was Mirah!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm

When I’m the only one home no end of mischief becomes my plan.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 24, 2018 at 8:16 pm

Same 😊

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Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

tcr! · Jan 23, 2018 at 7:52 pm

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

One of my most absolute favorite places ❤️

This church is in St. Charles. About five years ago I was here every Tuesday at 8 pm.

Also got my 4 dollar circular saw at one of their annual rummage sales. 💪

#photos #bakermemorial #forsale

Get the photo print

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 26, 2018 at 9:45 am

I have churches and other basements like that. It’s a really cool photo, captures that vibe. Tuesday noc regulars will always remember their first basements.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 27, 2018 at 7:28 am

Yep. Back in the early 90s I was at the Red Door setting up tables and coffee pots for months it felt like. And then you and I were there in the late 90s with Ron and Sandy every week. I don’t think I was ever in any part of that church other than the basement.

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Why I never answer my cell phone

tcr! · Jan 23, 2018 at 9:29 am

Audio (MP3): 20180123 - Why I never answer my cell phone

A few years back someone by the name of Floyd inadvertently gave my cell number to his insurance agent. And then that domino’ed into my number getting on every insurance company’s call list.

I’ve tried being nice to them, tried asking them to put me on their DO NOT call list. I’ve tried being mean, tried being funny, tried all sorts of things to get them to just stop. I even told them for a while that Floyd was dead and didn’t need insurance anymore.

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 23, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Looks like Floyd is looking to expand his doctoral operations out west 🤔

Floyd is looking to expand his doctoral operations

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diaries for December 2017 - now shipping!

tcr! · Jan 22, 2018 at 6:53 pm

diaries for December 2017   now shipping

Shown here is the tcr! shipping distribution hub of Illinois. Yep, I’m pretty low-tech here. December issue is going out to subscribers tonight along with some single issues from last month.

The current issue is by far my best work. It took me almost a year to find a groove with the designs and layouts but the photos are stellar and the writing superb. Of course.

If you send me your address, I may send you a free copy in the mail. Maybe. I don’t like commitments so keep that in mind.

#photos #diariesmagazine #forsale

Subscribe now Get single issues

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debbie · Jan 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

I would love to read this!!!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 22, 2018 at 7:42 pm

Well, I see it’s your bday today so happy birthday to you! And message me your address and I’ll send you a free copy. 😊

debbie · Jan 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm

Thank you!! 🙂

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sveagrabarek · Jan 23, 2018 at 6:55 am

Oh shoot. Did I remember to subscribe?

tcr! tcr! · Jan 23, 2018 at 9:30 am

No, but I don’t hold it against you. 😊

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annekothe annekothe · Jan 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm

How do I subscribe

tcr! tcr! · Jan 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Use that link 😊

annekothe annekothe · Jan 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Kk

tcr! tcr! · Jan 23, 2018 at 2:09 pm

If you have any questions, lemme know. Hopefully it’s all fairly straightforward.

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No, that’s awesome!

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tism tism · Jan 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Gopher it!

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