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Alabama gunman is still at large

Turns out the police killed the wrong person on Thursday.

What the eff... How's your morning? (OT)

We are going to Colorado next week to see my parents for Turkey Day, and I just came down with a cold. It wouldn’t normally be that big of an issue except that my mother is still recovering from her massively invasive cancer surgery.

Notable Quotables - open thread

I was just listening to this past Friday’s “It’s Been A Minute, with Sam Sanders.” He said something along the lines of “Black Eyed Peas music sounds like something robots would make to sell products to other robots.”

These people are elementary school teachers

I am so, so angry with these people.

Friday Night Open Thread Friday Night Open Thread

The floor is yours.

More bullcrap about my house More bullcrap about my house

I took the week off to work on the house. Today’s item was redoing Bralock’s closet. I was hoping to remove the old hardware, patch, and get the first coat of paint on before she got home from work. Oh, silly me.

Best-worst costume ideas Best-worst costume ideas

Alright gang, I want to hear about your favorite or least favorite best-worst Halloween costume. What does that mean? It means whatever the heck you want it to.

Inane whining

My in-laws are still here visiting us for what was supposed to just be the weekend. They are lovely people, but my MiL is driving me up the wall. She is someone who cannot abide silence. No one is talking? She is humming to herself. Everyone in the same room? She needs to talk about how she is wearing a bra because…

Unpacking - OT Unpacking - OT

I just finished setting up the entertainment unit. Unpacking may happen at a much slower pace now.

Tweet beat?

I don’t use Twitter, but I check a couple of accounts. Hopefully you all will pick up my slack on this.

I know I just did one of these last night...

But I just found this, and I had to share.

Fun things roundup Fun things roundup

Dump links to anything fun in the replies. Youtube, gifs, trivia, buzzfeed quizzes, old, new, beta testing, etc. The bigger and dumber the grin on your face the better. We have had quite a week, so some levity is warranted.

Momlock update - Open Thread

Momlock went in for surgery yesterday. This was a very major procedure to remove the tumor from her pancreas. We were warned it could have taken up to nine hours. When I talked to my father afterwards I could hear him crying tears of joy, because, to quote the surgeon, her procedure was a complete success!

CLOSED! Afternoon OT CLOSED! Afternoon OT

Here you can see Bralock’s and my car parked next to each other for the very first time at our new house! Closing was as painless as possible, it actually only took 42 minutes, and we have our first load of stuff in the house. We are doing our big move on Saturday, and we are sleeping on our air mattress until then.

Oscar bait Oscar bait

I don’t care. I will see it.

That's disappointing - Open Thread

ETA (9:48 pm EDT): Darlingpants has a much better primary thread going. This is now a regular Open Thread.


Brief history: Bralock and I started looking for a house in earnest in late March. We had an accepted offer in May on a house where the inspection turned up serious issues. We withdrew our offer. We find another house in late June we love. We are literally the first viewing once it hits the market. We had an accepted…

Oops - OT Oops - OT

Hey, IMDB, I know they have the same name, but I think you should have caught this error.

Well this is a different stage in life - Morning OT Well this is a different stage in life - Morning OT

Bralock and I turned in our keys to the apartment. When I called the management company to see if we could extend our lease by one month while we wait to close on the house they were condescending, rude, and hung up on me.

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