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  • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
    it's this crazy thing called love, sometimes
    Yeah, but it's not like they can help out with the rent or anything.

    Helping out with the bills... now THAT'S love!
    Durp.

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    • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
      GOTD: People using dogs as a "marketing ploy" in their pan handling routine. "Could you spare some change so I can buy food for my dog?" who then looks at people with those big sad eyes. If you can't afford a place to live and food to feed yourself, you have no business having a dog. Drop it off at the animal shelter so that it might have a chance at finding a real home.
      There are a couple of homeless camps near us. It's a funny area, near downtown and bordering an industrial area that also has a creek running through it. It's a flood plain so no one can build so it stays really overgrown. Needless to say, it's a magnet for the homeless, and they haul all sorts of crap back in there. They also have dogs. They don't panhandle with them, they're more for guarding their stuff.
      Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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      • Trying to navigate through this ridiculous health insurance maze. Srsly, what would somebody who had cancer, a brain injury, or was older and a bit demented, or just plain not too smart to begin with and paperwork averse do? I've just spent FOUR hours this morning filling out claim forms... which my insurance company will go out of their way to find the smallest reason to deny. JUST REIMBURSE ME ALREADY! I'm exhausted, and my brain is like a marshmallow right now. Who can I marry in Canada and be rid of this joke of a U.S. for-profit insurance system?

        /rant

        thank you

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        • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
          There are a couple of homeless camps near us. It's a funny area, near downtown and bordering an industrial area that also has a creek running through it. It's a flood plain so no one can build so it stays really overgrown. Needless to say, it's a magnet for the homeless, and they haul all sorts of crap back in there. They also have dogs. They don't panhandle with them, they're more for guarding their stuff.
          If I were living out of doors, I think I'd sleep better with a dog around.

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          • GOTD: always waiting for the squat cage at 24 hour fitness
            Currently dabbling in: IF, leangains, Starting Strength, 5/3/1

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            • Why is it so frickin difficult to find a small (8 to 10 oz) stainless steel insulated travel mug. I don't want a 16 oz cuz I like my hot drinks fresh.

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              • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                Why is it so frickin difficult to find a small (8 to 10 oz) stainless steel travel mug.
                Because coffee is meant to come in kegs? O.o

                GotD: If it is <40 degrees and I am outside in short sleeves without a jacket why the frick do people continuously ask, "Aren't you cold?!" If I were cold don't you think I would put on a damned jacket? Hmmm?

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                • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                  Because coffee is meant to come in kegs? O.o
                  I love coffee, but I have issues with caffeine - gives me heart palpitations if I drink too much, so I drink 2 to 3 smaller cups during the day. I don't care what anyone says even coffee that sits in a thermos doesn't taste fresh after a while.

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                  • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                    I love coffee, but I have issues with caffeine - gives me heart palpitations if I drink too much, so I drink 2 to 3 smaller cups during the day. I don't care what anyone says even coffee that sits in a thermos doesn't taste fresh after a while.
                    Good point. And, yeah, I can't find smaller stainless travel mugs either. I found an 8oz travel mug from Bodum here: Amazon.com: Bodum H2O Travel Mug with Clip Handle, 8 oz., Black: Kitchen & Dining

                    It's plastic but is BPA free if that helps.

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                    • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                      Good point. And, yeah, I can't find smaller stainless travel mugs either. I found an 8oz travel mug from Bodum here: Amazon.com: Bodum H2O Travel Mug with Clip Handle, 8 oz., Black: Kitchen & Dining

                      It's plastic but is BPA free if that helps.

                      Thanks, I saw that, too, but I was hoping for not-plastic. It may be my only option though. I do have one of those double walled ceramic cups that are around 10 oz. but it doesn't seem to keep the hot drinks any warmer than a regular ceramic mug.
                      Last edited by Lynna; 11-17-2011, 09:53 AM.

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                      • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        GOTD: People using dogs as a "marketing ploy" in their pan handling routine. "Could you spare some change so I can buy food for my dog?" who then looks at people with those big sad eyes. If you can't afford a place to live and food to feed yourself, you have no business having a dog. Drop it off at the animal shelter so that it might have a chance at finding a real home.
                        Have you guys seen the movie Wendy and Lucy? One of the most tragic ones I've seen- because it's utterly believeable.

                        I agree that the ones that have them as a marketing ploy are wrong- but I wonder how many of them end up with dogs because dogs and humans have been working together for so long that they're drawn to each other? Picking one up deliberatly- not good. Sharing with another homeless being? Good. And dropping them off at a homeless shelter is at least as likely to get them killed as get them to a "real" home.
                        http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                        Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                        And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                        • And lets not forget that some folks may have had the dog since before they were homeless and the dog is part of (or all of) their family. Just go buy a bag of dog food if you want to give them something but don't want them to go buy whatever with it!

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                          • Originally posted by Noctiluca View Post
                            And lets not forget that some folks may have had the dog since before they were homeless and the dog is part of (or all of) their family. Just go buy a bag of dog food if you want to give them something but don't want them to go buy whatever with it!
                            I'd probably also buy the human something to eat as well.

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                            • GoTD: I miss CrossFit, big style. I've moved thousands of miles away from home to a completely different continent and the one thing I thought was going to be a constant, isn't.
                              The nearest gym is in the next town over and there is no public transport between the two and I'm struggling to find someone to give me a ride. I've managed to go twice in the past 3 weeks but considering I'm used to going 4 times a week it isn't really the same.

                              The local gym doesn't even have a decent free weights section for me to do it on my own.

                              It's actually making me really miserable.
                              My Primal Journal

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                              • Are you currently in Banff still? I've been there a couple of times to skii/snowblade. It was awesome! And of course people actually like hockey there...unlike Texas.

                                GOTD: Mine is simply the fact that I'm SO tired of working nights, but I feel like I'm trapped since the money is damn good and I can study for school.
                                KFCialis - It may be boneless...but you won't be! - Stephen Colbert

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