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Jan 12th, 2019 at 11:02:43 am

tcr! · Jan 12, 2019 at 11:02 am

In more local weather news, this is as far as I’ve got in life today … β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸΎ

Snow day foot prints

#photos #weather #snowdays

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heylinda heylinda · Jan 12, 2019 at 11:28 am

#archenvy

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Don’t expect people to change

tcr! · Jan 11, 2019 at 10:50 am

Ask any diehard Bears fan to watch a Packers’ game. They might amuse you and watch and listen but inside they’ll be uneasy and resistant. And then next Sunday the TV will have players on Solider Field. Because Bears fan.

People don’t change” has become one of my personal mantras for the last few years. A scorpion is a scorpion and a dog that bites will sink its teeth. That bomb will blow up. And alcoholics will drink.

People will continue to be who they are until their California falls into the Pacific by way of San Andrés. And it won’t be just because of the earthquake. It’ll be because the aftershocks rattled them for months on end afterward. Every day. Ten miles deep.

I don’t really see this personal mantra as pessimistic. My seismograph is valid. For better or worse people are humans and we’re all designed to fail. That’s the biology in the pudding. The good news is that the Cosmic Spirit or the Holy Ghost or God or Ditka or whoever you pray to can fundamentally change who we are. At the atomic level. But only after we’re broken.

But I don’t want to talk about the cosmos making us better people. I want to talk about another well accepted mantra. The one about “expectations” being bad. I don’t buy that any more than I buy that everything is an illusion. Expectations are indifferent on their own. Just like outcomes and assumptions.

My point is that if I expect somebody to be any different than they are, that’s a loss. If I expect somebody to be exactly who they are, that’s a win.

It’s my job to manage expectations in ways that make sense. Dynamite is for big holes kinda thing. I’m not an ace at this by any means being more of an emotional firecracker, but knowing which road to take is still a good thing to write down when I’m not sure.

And then the magic of expectations is really the things in life that I don’t expect to happen. The things without seismometer blips.

The sudden sunshine after a Thursday thunderstorm. A favorite can of soda forgotten and found. A four leaf clover on February 14th. Alanis Morissette on the radio after a shit day at work.

Those are the phenomenons worth paying attention to. The miracles and blessings that I never knew were coming. Those open my eyes to a way of seeing the universe like I hadn’t before. To a way that I didn’t even know that I didn’t know about.

To tie it all together with a hopeful plaid bow, let people surprise you with their change. It’s not our job to manage that. It’s theirs.

Skeleton at Von Maur

And then thank Horace Walpole.

#advancedsoul

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Alien cul-de-sac circles

tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 4:31 pm

Alien cul-de-sac circles Alien cul-de-sac circles 2

First the aliens were out doing crop circles and now I come home to this: they’ve vandalized my cul-de-sac.

I guess Mulder was right when he said, one of the luxuries of hunting down aliens and genetic mutants is that you rarely get to press charges.

πŸ‘½πŸš¨πŸ‘½ #photos #aliens #xfiles

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Wenzel · Jan 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Yep-and it never helps not a bit

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randy dubbed · Jan 10, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Beat juice won’t hurt you.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Doesn’t really taste like beat juice πŸ€”

Joshed · Jan 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm

It’s awfully bright to be beet juice. It’s some sort of brine

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SCOOK · Jan 10, 2019 at 5:41 pm

Call the city and bitch at them cuz it looks like chloride to me …

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 6:27 pm

As it goes… I prefer not to talk on the phone as there were one too many times when I was younger that my mom handed me the phone while she was talking with some dear, distant relative. I had little interest in talking to the person on the other end but still my mother insisted I take the handset and carry on a conversation like I knew who Uncle Leroy and Aunt Loretta were.

SCOOK · Jan 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

Leroy was a mean SOB .Worked at the Boys home on Rt38 as a prison guard…

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm

That damn Leroy

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Suessen · Jan 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Ninjas

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Maybe even the elusive ninja figure skaters. The concentric types banned from the Winter Olympics in 82.

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rooney rooney · Jan 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Video (MP4): digital spiral

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sΓ‘ens garthurus · Jan 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm

Aha I was wondering if it was the street cleaners, it was still a bit wet here but now I know lol never seen it before, odd lol

Marg the witch · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:40 pm

I thought that as well except my street isn’t one bit cleaner.

sΓ‘ens garthurus · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Lol same and towards the middle… it didnt make sense

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tom and cat · Jan 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm

The truth is out there!

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Amber L · Jan 11, 2019 at 1:18 am

I want to believe βœŒπŸ»πŸ‘½πŸ›Έ

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honeybear j. · Jan 11, 2019 at 5:28 am

They must be using something different because it’s much whiter than in past winters.

diehl11 · Jan 11, 2019 at 8:50 am

Might be the operator’s hopes and dreams of a snowy winter.

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RJM · Jan 11, 2019 at 7:45 am

At least you got a real effort in your cul-de-sac. Look are mine!

more alien crop circles

tcr! tcr! · Jan 11, 2019 at 11:10 am

I bet this half-hearted attempt was due to an under-paid, overworked alien. Prob put in a full day and a half and was like, “screw it — one pass is all they get!”

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Sherman! · Jan 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Omg! My kids and I have been joking and speculating for the last two days!

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Marg the witch · Jan 11, 2019 at 11:49 pm

Can anyone actually tell me what this is for? I’m newish to the area and haven’t been able to figure it out.

wyant · Jan 12, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Salt, in prep for ❄️

Marg the witch · Jan 13, 2019 at 7:48 am

Thanks!

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Tatone · Jan 12, 2019 at 6:59 am

Beet juice? For the snow

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Developer laments, a Cobain quote, and more!

tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Being a dork web developer who:

  • loves code
  • is forced to use WordPress to manage a client’s hideous content
  • because the client sends me mangled rich-text emails
  • loves the WP theme devs who hard-code sort columns and orders in their PHP

Well, I guess all of that combined makes me want to punch myself in the face.

#devhell

See also:

“I have a request for our fans. If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us — leave us the fuck alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.”
Kurt Cobain

While I’m here, I might suggest you watch this ten minute video of Jackson Pollock. He’s one of the few heroes of mine who I could actually pull of his hair style. The cigarette dangling out of his mouth is most appealing.

And finally, as a note, if you jump off the deep end I’m probably not going to follow you.

#advancedsoul

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Steve Rogers, 678-136-7092

tcr! · Jan 9, 2019 at 7:24 pm

Steve Rogers, 678-136-7092 Calling 678-136-7092

Dammit, the number’s been disconnected.

#photos #missedconnections

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DP · Jan 9, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Sorry you missed me, I’m currently hiding from Thanos. If you’re not him, leave yer jizz, I’ll cum back yer way… beeeep

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 7:45 am

😳

tism tism · Jan 10, 2019 at 9:53 am

“It’s not a phone company issue sir, it’s yer DAMN FAT DIGITS!!”

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

I have put on a few pounds this winter.

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freqnasty · Jan 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Very cool mate!

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 7:39 am

After a closer look it looks like I didn’t even dial the number right πŸ™„

keamoose keamoose · Jan 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

You’ve won a chance to play again!

reiner_j · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:09 am

Didn’t wanna call you out bro….

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

All good. I can take it so long as you’re gentle.

reiner_j · Jan 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

Lol

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Americone vs Tonight Dough

tcr! · Jan 9, 2019 at 6:32 pm

Americone vs Tonight Dough

An epic battle will soon begin between those two ice creams 🍨 Who shall win?

#photos #icecream

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Momma J Momma J · Jan 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

πŸ˜‹ chocolate πŸ‘

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fiatlux423 · Jan 9, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Tonight Dough

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Mitchell · Jan 10, 2019 at 7:30 am

The tonight dough is better

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

I ate Colbert last night. Will eat Jimmy tonight. Nobody make that weird.

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Baker Memorial widescreen

tcr! · Jan 8, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Baker Memorial widescreen

I always forget how big the crosses are until I’m up close and personal.

#photos #bakermemorial

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Tonight’s St. Charles’ sunset

tcr! · Jan 8, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Tonight's St. Charles' sunset

Some metaphysicists claim that everything is an illusion.

I don’t buy it. Tonight’s St. Charles’ sunset looks pretty real to me.

πŸŒ… #photos #sunsets

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Alita, titular amnesiac cyborg

tcr! · Jan 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Alita, titular amnesiac cyborg

I hate the word “titular” … I always get it wrong in my head. πŸ™„

#grammar

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BSG - Original Costume and Prop Museum

tcr! · Jan 8, 2019 at 11:32 am

BSG Original Costume and Prop Museum

www.kobol.com via tism.

#bsg

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