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  1. Thread: OCD

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    Thaleia and I would get along just fine.

    Thaleia and I would get along just fine.
  2. Thread: OCD

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    I never have this problem. Can you guess why? ...

    I never have this problem. Can you guess why?

    And yes, I dedicated a set amount of space for storage containers. It's two shelves in a cabinet.
  3. Thread: OCD

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    I realize that there are people who can accept a...

    I realize that there are people who can accept a hunting through a jumble of lids and containers in their cabinet to find a matched pair. I am not one of those people.
  4. Thread: OCD

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    Unmatched Tupperware and socks are promptly...

    Unmatched Tupperware and socks are promptly disposed of in my house. Tuppperware must be stored with the lid on.
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    Live stream to Facebook. Make sure you hold the...

    Live stream to Facebook. Make sure you hold the phone vertical.
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    Post #2 in this epic thread.

    Post #2 in this epic thread.
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    I'm stealing this from somewhere on Twitter. ...

    I'm stealing this from somewhere on Twitter.

    Justin Bieber currently looks like a barely employed roofer.

    (No offense to the roofers around here.)
  8. I bet the local public works is dreading what...

    I bet the local public works is dreading what they find after that.
  9. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    I think leaving people with mental illness on the...

    I think leaving people with mental illness on the streets to suffer is inhumane. I also think that tolerating repeat anti-social behavior is a disservice to society and the individual and worse...
  10. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    If you don't want to lock people up for having a...

    If you don't want to lock people up for having a drug addiction problem that's fine. But that also means you need to adequately fund addiction services (the lock you in variety) and not tolerate...
  11. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    One answer to this is to put these people in jail...

    One answer to this is to put these people in jail or mental institutions.

    I know. Crazy.
  12. Thread: Flying

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    Recently got delayed out of BTV, bumped to a...

    Recently got delayed out of BTV, bumped to a different flight out of Newark, then sat in a 55 plane line up to takeoff to Chicago. Of course missed the Chicago connection.

    This in place of a hop...
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    I want to pass. I am in the left lane to pass. We...

    I want to pass. I am in the left lane to pass. We are all passing, just at a 1 mph speed differential. I can either a) move right, pass a bunch of cars as I proceed up to the slower vehicle in the...
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    I am also going to laugh at the notion that left...

    I am also going to laugh at the notion that left lane camping is a bigger safety problem than 20 mph+ speed differentials to adjacent lanes.
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    Everyone else should follow all of the rules so I...

    Everyone else should follow all of the rules so I can break the speed limit. LOL, ok.

    Signed, a guy who hates left lane campers.

    (The typical right lane passer here is passing a line of...
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    University of Washington sending me an email...

    University of Washington sending me an email asking for donations to fund an on campus food pantry for students.

    How about you stop jacking up tuition every year? Assholes.
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    I don't know of any facilities/professionals, but...

    I don't know of any facilities/professionals, but know from personal experience that people who have chronic physical conditions can get into very challenging and dark head spaces and become...
  18. Thread: Danner Boots

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    Many WFF I know were moving away from Whites and...

    Many WFF I know were moving away from Whites and the logger heel in favor of a lightweight hiker from Lowa or Scarpa. Comfort and weight meant they were willing to buy two pairs a year since they...
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    Ah yes, the old "fairness" issue.

    Ah yes, the old "fairness" issue.
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    Your company must not have any problem hiring and...

    Your company must not have any problem hiring and retaining in the current job market.

    We have a flex schedule policy that sometimes drives me nuts, but it's a perk we promised at hire. If we...
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    This has to be trolling. There have been a...

    This has to be trolling.

    There have been a number of recent studies linking heavily processed foods to overeating, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and death.
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    Well, are you going to share or just leave us all...

    Well, are you going to share or just leave us all hanging? :)
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    Hyper processed food. Sure to be good for you...

    Hyper processed food. Sure to be good for you long term.


    I too fall in the "meh" camp and don't get the need to imitate the taste and texture of meat.
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    Actually annoying is my B60 boarding position on...

    Actually annoying is my B60 boarding position on Southwest right now. That's what I get for being cheap though.
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    Flew United on the economy rate recently. Went...

    Flew United on the economy rate recently. Went fine, but didn't need to check or carry on a bag. Its sort of alacart now, just have to figure in the checked bag fees to see if it is worth flying with...
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    Wirecutter is sort of the easy button for this...

    Wirecutter is sort of the easy button for this stuff. Yes, it's probably not 100 bias free, bit have had decent luck. Used to be better prior to their acquisition.
    ...
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    I'll put a note in my calendar to check here...

    I'll put a note in my calendar to check here around Aug 1, 2020 for the "my wife got pissed I forgot to pick up the girls".
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    Man, no way would either of these HCOL places be...

    Man, no way would either of these HCOL places be on my radar as a new grad unless I had zero debt, they paid well and had a defined path for advancement at the company or regionally.

    Housing costs...
  29. Thread: Which Wagon?

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    I drive a 2011. 100 mile commute round trip. Its...

    I drive a 2011. 100 mile commute round trip. Its comfy and has all of the necessary commuting gadgets like cruise, bluetooth connectivity, heated seats and mirrors, etc . Cargo compartment seems...
  30. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    No one in their right mind is driving over the...

    No one in their right mind is driving over the Columbia to Portland to save a buck on routine purchases. That is probably a net negative excursion by the time you drive there, sit in traffic and then...
  31. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    AK47- have you actually commuted over the...

    AK47- have you actually commuted over the Columbia I5 bridge?

    That thing should have replaced 20 years ago.
  32. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Bought mine almost a year ago. Dirt cheap.

    Bought mine almost a year ago. Dirt cheap.
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    Someone in my office periodically color prints...

    Someone in my office periodically color prints photos they took out on the job site. These are decent photos that are stored on a easily accessible server full of other photos so that they can be...
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    Have to credit my IT department for figuring out...

    Have to credit my IT department for figuring out that allowing us to log into everything with our Microsoft login is the way to go.

    On the other hand they insist on populating my start bar with...
  35. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Time for tires on the 2011 JSW TDI. I am looking...

    Time for tires on the 2011 JSW TDI. I am looking for a long wearing all season with some snow capability for the once in a long while excursion on snow. Thoughts?
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    The strict diet sucked, but was really worth it...

    The strict diet sucked, but was really worth it because it allowed my system to settle down. Tapered off the PPI while on the strict diet and have been pretty good for the most part.

    I basically...
  37. I get it, and have the bag system as well. BUT I...

    I get it, and have the bag system as well. BUT I have a big bin in my alley that a giant diesel truck picks up every week. Instead, I sort them separately and take an out of direction trip to drop...
  38. Bottle deposit is annoying. Everyone has a...

    Bottle deposit is annoying. Everyone has a recycle can in my state, that we pay for. Instead, I have to collect the things and take them to some crusty machine that is out of order half the time.
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    Kinnikinnick- are you one of those people who...

    Kinnikinnick- are you one of those people who feels compelled to flash their lights and honk at the left lane camper instead of just passing on the right?
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    Burke bar is standard heavy civil construction...

    Burke bar is standard heavy civil construction site kit. Has all sorts of uses.
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    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/155...

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/15530-lifestyle-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-gerd

    Cleveland clinic diet and trigger food elimination list helped me a lot. I don't have a hiatal...
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    I grew up in a rural house. I grew up doing...

    I grew up in a rural house. I grew up doing chores, dragging brush, etc. I also got the benefit of being able to roam and do cool kid stuff.

    As an adult:

    How much time and energy do you want...
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    Spent a few weeks in CO recently. One...

    Spent a few weeks in CO recently.

    One observation I had is that most CO drivers seem to think the throttle has two positions. Closed and full wide open.

    Like you are walking on a residential...
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    I am selling an item on ebay. The Buy It Now...

    I am selling an item on ebay. The Buy It Now price was $99, the current bid is $108.
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    Hinge bending worked. Door frame is still not...

    Hinge bending worked.

    Door frame is still not "perfectly" square to the door, but looks and operates much better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48fFtKTGTEw
  46. Thread: Venting

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    I figured he was talking about his sister.

    I figured he was talking about his sister.
  47. Thread: Your pronouns?

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    The problem with this is that it requires me to...

    The problem with this is that it requires me to give a shit about your feelings about pronouns and expend mental energy remembering your preference. I don't give a shit about your feelings about...
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    Wow, these cities must be killing it on their CO2...

    Wow, these cities must be killing it on their CO2 reduction plans to have gotten down to this almost pointless exercise in governance.

    I mean, I am in a pretty progressive city with regards to...
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    In modern American vernacular, the term "middle...

    In modern American vernacular, the term "middle class" is most often used as a self-description by those persons whom academics and Marxists would otherwise identify as the working class, which are...
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    This is funny to me because I visited Boulder...

    This is funny to me because I visited Boulder last month and said to myself "wow this is a really nice town full of rich people." I mean come on, Boulder is full of money.

    The focus on geographic...
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