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Sep 14th, 2018 at 5:29:51 am

tcr! · Sep 14, 2018 at 5:29 am

Do you ever wake up to the sound of Alexa mumbling something in Korean?

Like she’s trying to decipher the launch codes?

#meanwhile #alexa

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 14, 2018 at 8:26 am

Haven’t had that yet but she does spontaneously bleat Dionne Warwick’s songbook like it mattered.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 14, 2018 at 8:51 am

The phrasing in my post owes much to the poet and editor Rick Peabody, where I heard the line about Dionne Warwick mattering.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 14, 2018 at 8:58 am

Wait! Warwick doesn’t matter?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 15, 2018 at 1:22 am

Irony, if not dead, has got a wrattle…

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

Not yet!

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Sep 13th, 2018 at 1:12:14 pm

tcr! · Sep 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm

🛑 🤚

This story takes place in a public restroom. You’ve been warned…

So I was in said restroom and there was a guy in the stall. I knew this because he was talking on the phone in between gaspy grunts.

After I washed my hands and opened the door I so wanted to yell out, “HE’S TAKING A SHIT!!”

Because whoever he was talking to deserved to know this kinda thing.

#publicrestroom

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Karly · Sep 13, 2018 at 1:43 pm

I agree. This is “need to know” info for the party on the other end of that call.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Maybe I should’ve asked him how long he was gonna be in there because I gotta take a dump, too.

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edox edox · Sep 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

The guy next to me literally was just doing the same thing. Also his text message alert was ducks quaking.

edox edox · Sep 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Well I am in Oregon so he probably went to UO. 😉

tcr! tcr! · Sep 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Ah.. the quacking duck sound 🦆🚽

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tism tism · Sep 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm

I seriously question using phones in the john. Every time we visit Las Vegas…yup, phone in the john.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 14, 2018 at 7:32 am

It seems to be pretty common place here in the states. And what with the new iPhone XS Max I can only assume Fortnite will be come only that much popular around the loo.

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Paradox of tolerance

tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Do with this what you must:

The paradox of tolerance was described by Karl Popper in 1945. The paradox states that if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Popper came to the seemingly paradoxical conclusion that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.
Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

#weirdscience

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Haven’t received your package yet?

tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Bethesda Store email

Get yours: gear.bethesda.net/products/red-rocket-robot-tee →

#fashion #allislost

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Stuck behind a school bus

tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 11:26 am

Audio (MP3): 20180912 - Stuck behind a school bus

Sometimes when I’m going to work I get stuck behind a school bus. And then I roll my eyes… Today I watched a handful of parents corralling their kids, funneling them toward the awaiting bus. There were enough kids that I needed to count them so as to know when I could be on my way.

🚌

And then everything changed.

Two of the kids were swaying, almost dancing. Little horses waiting to run. Smiles on their little faces, overly eager happiness as they waited their turn to board. Their day ahead would be magical. It already was.

“We’re gonna do math and reading and writing and maybe some science.”

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DD · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Very well written , thank you

tcr! tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm

No, thank you! :)

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connolly · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Congrats job well done

tcr! tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Thank you 🙏

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Desirae · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Absolutely beautifully written! Brought a tear to my eyes thinking of my girls. Thank you

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Lange Castronova · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Love is love no matter where you live!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Exactly

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Stewart · Sep 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm

World peace starts in the hearts of every individual. Thank you for setting a good example.

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Kelly K · Sep 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm

This is beautiful and puts things in perspective.

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Irene · Sep 13, 2018 at 2:25 am

Love it! Very well written

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Tomato plant that volunteered for front yard duty

tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Tomato plant that volunteered for front yard duty

🍅 #photos #naturerocks

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Each and every fallen crumb

tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180910 - Each and every fallen crumb

As I was sitting again at a stoplight on Randall Road this morning meagerly minding my own matters, I casually looked to my left and noticed a dude in a car beside me having his breakfast. It was an Egg McBiscuit from McDonald’s. Or whatever they call them.

In another era I, too, ate mobile breakfast sandwiches behind the wheel before work so I knew of his quest.

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curtains · Sep 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

People watching is true entertainment! Thanks!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 1:49 pm

You are most welcome!

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Mark · Sep 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

thats 3 minutes of my life i’ll never get back

Cmon Eileen · Sep 10, 2018 at 11:37 pm

Were you waiting for the biscuit eater to toss his trash out the window and speed away? I was.

Mark · Sep 11, 2018 at 3:07 am

and then go to a mattress store where the power was out and run into a skunk

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Kelly K · Sep 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Great imagery!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm

I do what I can while waiting in traffic.

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tamaraholby · Sep 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Great read!

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Dorencz · Sep 10, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Your story is way better than the guy I saw picking his nose yesterday. 😂

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm

The next time he does that just honk your horn. Ain’t nobody need to see that.

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Ritch Ason · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

This makes me want to write about what I did one time…I was eating a sandwich, putting on mascara, and driving with one hand. I was young. And I was speeding down route 64…I got pulled over. And my license was expired by one week. Into the clink. My one and only time lol.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

What kind of sandwich?

Ritch Ason · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

I believe it was some sort of ham and salami I worked in the deli at the Walts grocery store in Wheaton and they sent me for a deliver to Saint Charles. All the butchers were really good looking (my future husband was there) so I was getting dolled up. LOL….

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

I knew there was a boy in your story somewhere 😊

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Ritch Ason · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Uh oh I better delete that lol

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Angie Bee · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Gifted writer, you are

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

You I give thanks 🙏

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nis · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

I LOVE this!

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jentel · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm

We need to get you some books on tape or an Audible subscription for your travels. 🤔

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

I have a hard time with Audible. People going on and on about how they were listening to podcasts with it but then I go and look how to get my podcast listed with them. Did I find anything helpful? No, of course not. I can’t have nice things.

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Anna KL · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm

This is cool 😂👍

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Thank you! 😎

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tamaraholby · Sep 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm

I once saw a man playing a guitar in his car on 88

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

I hope he was in the backseat 🤭

tamaraholby · Sep 11, 2018 at 8:39 am

no front seat , driving

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jfender · Sep 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Dr Pepper for me!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Dr. Pepper is the only thing I’ll drink at Doughocracy in Geneva.

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sinceresarcasm · Sep 11, 2018 at 12:53 am

How are you at public speaking??

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2018 at 7:23 am

I do fairly well once I get going. It’s that whole anticipation thing though. Driving to the speaking engagement and all I can think is… what if when they call my name and I’m walking to the head of the class, my left shoe is haphazardly tied and I do the typical impromptu trip/fall but this time I’m not able to roll it into a saving grace, come out on top like champ somersault.

sinceresarcasm · Sep 11, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Have you ever heard of The Moth?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Yep! My girlfriend and I were at their Technology storyslam in Evanston this past June. It’s also one of my favorite podcasts.

sinceresarcasm · Sep 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm

Yessssss!!!! I so want to enter and make my way to the GrandSlam! You would be great on stage!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Do it!!!!

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vk swartz · Sep 11, 2018 at 7:08 am

Enjoyed your story!

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Redmond · Sep 12, 2018 at 11:20 am

You had me at ‘crispness’

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Bee in the moonflower

tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 9:01 am

Bee in the moonflower

🐝 💚 #photos #bees #moonflowers

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:13 am

He just bebopped in!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm

haha! Yep. 😊

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Sep 9th, 2018 at 4:19:27 pm

tcr! · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm

I just spilled couscous on the kitchen floor. What’s the best tool to clean it up? Broom? Vacuum? Anteater?

Really, I’m thinking I may have to move… 🤔

#allislost

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Katie Jo · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Cooked or uncooked?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 9, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Cooked. I can’t even look at a raw couscous. Have you seen that stuff? 😳

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jschmuckal · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Been there. Broom what you can and vac the rest. If some got under the cabinets, use the crevice attachment. Oh, and take your shoes off…..that cous cous is like little ball bearings….:D

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lili · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Dog?

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jschmuckal · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm

COOKED? Yes, I agree, dog is best.

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hodges · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Bring in a pet or let your cleaning crew do it. This is really dumb it’s not nuclear waste or asbestos for god sakes. Just figure it out.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

😉

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debbie · Sep 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm

DOG

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DP · Sep 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Put a rug over it

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tamaraholby · Sep 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Possum

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Mona · Sep 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Is it Moroccan couscous or Israeli couscous? Cause that Israeli stuff is not playin.

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sveagrabarek · Sep 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm

You could get a cuscus. It’s spelled almost the same and this is apparently an omnivore. Make him earn his keep?

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Galvan · Sep 9, 2018 at 8:44 pm

I have what I call the brown vacuum with 4 legs 🐶

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liz · Sep 9, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Omg, I feel your pain!! Rice, quinoa…arrggghh

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Wallace · Sep 10, 2018 at 10:38 am

borrow some1’s dog

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

I just Googled Couscous to see what it was

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Coffee black, like my soul

tcr! · Sep 9, 2018 at 9:58 am

Coffee black, like my soul

☕️🖤 #photos #coffee

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