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Microwave 2018 edition

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm

AmazonBasics Microwave

AmazonBasics Microwave | Alexa Enabled - Amazon.com

A compact countertop microwave that connects to your Echo device to make cooking easier.

  • Now it’s easier to defrost peas, make popcorn, cook potatoes, and reheat rice. Quick-cook voice presets and a simplified keypad let you just ask Alexa to start microwaving.
  • Auto Popcorn Replenishment can automatically reorder popcorn when you run low, enabled by Amazon Dash Replenishment technology.
  • Compact size saves counter space, plus 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock, and a turntable.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets, features, and skills.

Peeps, the future is now.

#amazon #alexa #homeimprovement

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:48 pm

“Nuke the frog. 2 minutes. High”

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keamoose keamoose · Sep 25, 2018 at 10:54 am

Considering the number of times I’ve heard Siri and Alexa react to things that weren’t directed at them, this seems problematic.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:22 am

She tells me fairly often, “I’m sorry I don’t know what went wrong.” This apology also comes unprovoked.

keamoose keamoose · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

They really should have picked a more unusual combination of sounds for the activation word. “Flizblorp”. “Gzanbo”. “Jikladoon”.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm

I’m still hoping for Leopold as in “Leopold, turn on the terminator, oh Leopold!”

tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 1:28 pm

However, I do think that “Jikladoon, what shall be the weather this day?” has a nice feel to it.

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Stop looking for proof

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:23 am

Audio (MP3): 20180921 - Stop looking for proof

Stop looking for proof

Looking for reasons why things would fail used to be a big part of my day.

I devoted hours to it. Always poking around under the hood for clues to prove that whoever I’d gotten close to was up to no good. That I was going to get hurt. That people were evil.

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:43 am

That is a very hard thing to do. Congrats to you sir. :-)

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Yep. Dealing with my insecurities was the hard part for me. After that then the search for clues wasn’t important. 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

You deserve this. Unreasonable Happiness is your birthright. Claim it.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Who’s the critter in the frame?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

I believe it to be a praying mantis but usually I don’t know what I’m talking about.

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sprout · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm

This rings very true for me, as it most likely does for many. Especially those of us who come from a world of using and abusing, there is often more hurt, abuse, betrayal than not. But growing older and learning to trust your partner… that’s actually a way of trusting yourself. And that has been the hardest part for me. Thank you for sharing this. It gives me some things to reflect upon and appreciate today.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

> there is often more hurt, abuse, betrayal than not
For sure. There’s a reason why we are the way we are. I also believe that you can trust yoruself. There’s nothing but good inside you. 😊

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Sep 21st, 2018 at 10:26:35 am

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:26 am

How do you personally spell this word?
- OK
- ok
- okay

#wordpolice

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Richard · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:27 am

O.k.

Richard · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

Intetesting. Now I know. OK Origin mid 19th century: probably an abbreviation of orl korrect, humorous form of all correct, popularized as a slogan during President Van Buren’s re-election campaign of 1840; his nickname Old Kinderhook (derived from his birthplace) provided the initials.

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thewattsolak · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:28 am

Ok

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popvinylmj · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:39 am

Context….. passive acknowledgment of what someone is telling me? Ok.

Someone asking how I am and me not wanting to go into detail? okay.

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

OK or ok, but mostly OK.

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Kris · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

Okedoke. Or in Flanders speak. Okillydokilly

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

I prefer the short version

tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Would that be “O” or “K”? :-)

Momma J Momma J · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:16 pm

ok

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm

OK

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm

I use ‘em all from time to time.

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reiner_j · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

However Swype dishes it out… Ok

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Sammons · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Short version

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sadiebug92 · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Otay*

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Irene · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Okay, if I’m talk texting. Ok or ok otherwise. What do they all mean?

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Kevin Ketchum controls What’s Happening

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

In lawsuit, Elburn company claims Facebook page secretly favors advertisers

In its lawsuit, Patriot Heating and Cooling argues Kevin Ketchum gives preferential treatment to advertisers on the “What’s Happening” pages — for which Ketchum serves as administrator. The site has more than 100,000 members in Aurora, Batavia, Campton Hills, Elgin, Geneva, Naperville, Elgin and St. Charles.

The suit argues that Ketchum has intentionally deleted posts from community members that are favorable to the competitors of Ketchum’s advertisers, let a disparaging post about Patriot stay up on the Facebook page, thereby hurting the company’s reputation and future business, and has engaged in a deceptive practice by taking ads without disclosing this information.

This is from 2017 but still good. I’ve had my own run-ins with Ketchum and his “What’s Happening” Facebook groups.

Actively deleting recommendations if they’re not on his advertiser list is pretty shady when most group members think it’s community page.

#legalnews

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sinceresarcasm · Sep 21, 2018 at 3:23 pm

He clearly hasn’t grasped the rule of using the verbiage “sponsored content” or “paid content”

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Nope. He’s definitely grasped the concept of the delete button though… 😉

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Thursday at 4:41 pm squad goals

tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Pulp Fiction scene

Who’s in?

#squadgoals

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Richard · Sep 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm

K. Never seen this photo.
Nice.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm

“Did you see the sign in front of my house?”

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

“We’re gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what’s Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda what’s Fonzie like?”

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 20, 2018 at 7:06 pm

“Cool.”

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A dreamy doomsday broadcast

tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 11:41 am

There’s been an infuse of stink bugs (BMSB). I see them at home. I see them in my truck. I see them at work. The dudes are everywhere. My cats won’t even eat them.

Stink bug crawling

Seriously, this past summer I’ve become convinced they’re trying to take over the world.

I’ve never had one actually let loose with the stink though. They seem to be docile little critters, just meandering about town in their brown armor. However, the US Department of Agriculture wants them out of the country for being an agriculture pest. I guess that’s what happens when you’re an invasive species.

Anyways… so last night I had this dream where I’m watching TV. Don’t ask me what or which station because it’s irrelevant.

Then out of nowhere my program was interrupted with a special broadcast. A dreamy doomsday broadcast. Panic in the streets, cars turned over, red tickers scrolling berserk at the bottom of the screen as pedestrians ran for their very lives.

Beloved readers, the first responders quickly determined the blame (lied, lie, laid) with the darn stink bugs! They’d collapsed a large portion of an apartment building in West Chicago after their hive nest ruptured the very foundation.

The helicopter news footage of said apartments showed a scary scene similar to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building aftermath in 1995. Luckily no West Chicago residents were injured.

But get this: the real mastermind behind both the American Stink Bug Invasion (ASBI) and the consequential residential cave-in was the dude with the mannequins at the Wheaton All Night Flea Market! Zurko was breeding the bugs in the basement like Jame Gumb was with his moths in Silence of the Lambs. Do you see the parallels? I thought so.

Please note: I have nothing against Zurko or his mannequins. THIS WAS JUST A DREAM.

So then the news reporters were trying to get an interview with Zurko. Figure out what his motives were, etc., etc. But he refused to talk since he was dressed up in his mannequin gear. He couldn’t break character!

And then the dream ended.

How are you?

#dreams #stinkbugs #mannequins

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hodges · Sep 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Funny. They don’t stink unless you squish them or mow your lawn 😣

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:19 pm

They should call them “will stink ya bugs”

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forni · Sep 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

I will say, I will take a stink bug invasion over this damn mosquito take over we have been experiencing. I love how descriptive your dream was 🤣

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Thanks! I try not to go outdoors much so I haven’t noticed the mosquitoes. However, I did notice that mosquitoes sounds and awful lot like mojitos.

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becklyn · Sep 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Conventions are regularly held at my house. It’s a game here…. prizes to those who suck the most.

stink bugs in the vacuum

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

At first I thought you’d prepared a rocket to take them into outerspace! 🚀

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undrtow · Sep 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

1. They stunk if you squish them
2. There will be a stink bug vs mosquito war before 2020

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 6:41 pm

My bets are on the stink bugs winning the war.

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Ross Bottino · Sep 21, 2018 at 9:32 pm

My daughter and I name them. We have conversations with them. Track their whereabouts in the room. Wonder about their activities throughout the day. They become like family. We introduce them the visitors. Oh, that’s Fred and Barney… JoeBob is over there. It’s really quite entertaining. I mean it’s not like they have any intention of leaving. I can pick them up and put them outside but I’m pretty sure they just come right back in. I actually considered marking them at one point to prove it’s the just agreed again, but I was afraid nail polish would kill them. And that’s how we manage our stick bug situation over here.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

OMG that’s hilarious. However, based on the sheer volume of Freds wandering around, I say go for it and him with polish. If he dies, Fred2 will be along shortly.

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Sep 20th, 2018 at 8:14:56 am

tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 8:14 am

Driving to work I see that I have glitter on my shirt. I guess I’m going to be fancy today.

#fashion

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Coops · Sep 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

You are fancy!!!!!

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Kelly K · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Remind me to tell you a story I heard on the radio years ago about someone getting fancy to go to the dr! 😂

fiatlux423 · Sep 20, 2018 at 4:27 pm

is that the one about the glitter hairspray and the gynecologist?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

God I hope not.

Kelly K · Sep 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm

yes

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22° N

tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm

22 N

My bedroom points 22° North. My whole life has been a lie.

#allislost

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The notion that I can quit

tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180919 - The notion that I can quit

Flowers with raindrops

My favorite Freakonomomics[1] podcast is from a few years back. It’s beautifying titled, The Upside of Quitting.

It’s also the only podcast I’ve listened to more than twice. The episode is one of those things that changed everything. It’s become part of my spiritual condition. The notion that I can quit has become part of who I am.

We’re all familiar with the dogmatic mantra:

Winners never quit.

That’s all fine and good if we play football but not if we’re dying inside because our life is horrible.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Very cool.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Thankies 😊

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Unreasonable Happiness is your birth right. It’s been credited to me but I heard it somewhere. Sitting with others of my ilk.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:04 pm

I often hear you say that in my head 😊

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JJ · Sep 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Thanks for the tip… look forward to listening to on my a.m. drive.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Let me know what you think.

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Botsford · Sep 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm

Boy what we do to quit, some of the hardest decisions I have ever made was just that!!! After all the agony the relief is so worth those good choices! Thanks for the reminder 😊

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barberblademaiden · Sep 19, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Find the NPR This American Life episode about the New York super in the 70s. It’s the wildest thing I’ve ever heard, listened to it a bunch of times over the years

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

That sounds vaguely familiar! I’ll investigate. 😊

barberblademaiden · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm

There are bags of acid and assassinations it was epic

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm

You’ve given me reason to live.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 10:24 am

Sweet! I’ll put it on now. Hopefully it’ll go with my glitter.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 10:36 am

BOOBY TRAPPED LIGHTBULBS

barberblademaiden · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Dammit, you’re getting all sorts of ideas, aren’t you

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:37 pm

I definitely want to booby trap something now.

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sinceresarcasm · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm

I’ll have to check this one out!

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sadiebug92 · Sep 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Quitting college=best choice of my life. Quiting certain energy draining jobs…also very good choice. 🤷‍♀️ now I carhop during lunch hours, am available for my family and don’t feel like I’m dying on the inside.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Good for you. Dying on the inside means we ain’t living inside or out.

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Maggie was painting yesterday

tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Maggie was painting yesterday

💙💜🖤🎨 #photos #maggie #artnews

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm

Is that a picture of the sky with star lights?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Not sure, but I assume so 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm

What is the machine with the coil?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 8:37 pm

It’s a little contraption to hold a soldering gun 🤓

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Put me in mind of Vincent.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm

The painting, not the contraption.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:01 pm

I think I’m gonna blow the painting up to about 3’ and hang it on the wall.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

But of course…

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Irene · Sep 20, 2018 at 5:44 am

Kind of neat but different. I know it tells a story

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thewattsolak · Sep 20, 2018 at 8:42 am

You have the same color walls we do!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

Green is a great color for the dining room!

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