Colorado Alex’s Excellent Eurotrip Vacation

So I’m currently in Spain after spending the week in Baumholder, Germany.  One of the perks of the job is that we go to military bases worldwide and do on the ground data collection, including interviews with local realtors.  One of the downsides of the job is that we have to go to military bases worldwide and do on the ground data collection, including interviews with local realtors.  It’s normally cool, but sucks when the base is located in a backwater next to nothing but small towns and the locals don’t speak English.  But luckily I don’t have to do an assessment of Fort Polk this year.

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Here we have the view of some little town whose name I forget.  Gorgeous.  Except that the roads are tighter than your sister, and when it rains or snows they’re no doubt slipperier than your mom during Fleet Week.

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Here we have the marathon being run this weekend in Valencia.  Traffic, naturally, was tied up even worse than usual due to the street closures.  I did get to sit back at one point and watch the runners go by.  Skort count: 4.  3 of them worn by women.

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These folks decided to cheer on the runners by dressing up as cowboys and indians indigenous oppressed people.  Here’s another shot.  If there’s one thing the Spanish seem to be good at, it’s not giving a shit if their fun is offensive to SJWs.

Valencia is famous for paella, a dish of rice with stewed rabbit and chicken.  It also has Fallas, a Spring festival that centers around lighting shit on fire.  Really, it’s a classier version of Frat Row during March Madness.  You don’t know Frat Row?  Ask your mom.  She knows.

Part of the Fallas tradition involves Falleras, young women whose job is to dress up in strange clothing and make nuisances of themselves at official events.  I joked with a friend who lives here that it’s the consolation prize for girls not pretty enough to be popular in high school, but seriously it’s nice to see people celebrating their culture and history. And a lot of them are cute.

Some Falleras.

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Leon Bait?

That’s it so far.  Everyone have a good Sunday and try to stay out of jail.

 

 

209 Comments

  1. Very nice, Alex! I liked the crack about Louisiana.

  2. Not everyone can pull off a skort.

    Especially after a run, because the sweat really makes it cling and stretch.

  3. I thought paella had seafood in it. Or is the rice that makes it paella and you add whatever meat is handy?

  4. The original has rabbit and chicken, plus snails. At some point people started adding seafood, as it spread beyond Valencia.

  5. Communists put meat in paella.

  6. Saffron.

  7. I put meat in your mom.

  8. Not everyone can pull off a skort.

    Especially after a run, because the sweat really makes it cling and stretch.

    Sexeh.

    Squats were made for skorts. And skorts were made for squats.

  9. *slow clap for Hotspur*

  10. I went to Fort Polk once to pick up some surplus shit he bought in an online auction. So that crack made me GLAR.

  11. Insert “with a friend” after Polk so that comment above makes a bit of sense.

  12. $2.98? That’s a hot deal!

    https://is.gd/a8xbf1

  13. https://is.gd/0bdLCp

  14. That little puppy is humiliated.

  15. Paella usually contains seafood, at least the version we do here. When I make it I use shrimp, crawdads, and lobster tails – one per person. The meat is usually chicken thighs and andouille sausage. I do it up in a huge skillet, set the skillet in the center of the table and everyone digs in.

    It’s a blast of a dish for parties.

  16. One lobster tail per person. There’s a ton of shrimp and crawdads.

  17. “Leon Bait?” — you misspelled Felleras

  18. There aren’t enough days in the next week. sigh.

  19. Yeah, it only has seven this week. Worst week evar.

  20. Car in, make the suitors do kid runs.

  21. Faceplant friend is ranting about the power being off for 5 hours last night, that his $200+ groceries that he bought for Tgiving are ruined. WTF? If they were sitting out on the counter, maybe, but a fridge ought to retain a reasonable level of cool for 5 hours, especially if the house is cool, too. If you’re going to be like that, buy a generator.

  22. As long as you leave the door closed, refrigerators can go at least a day without the food spoiling.

  23. 5 hours is nothing, unless you have a bunch of stupid kids opening the fridge all day.

    Stuff in our freezer remains frozen for at least a day.

  24. sounds like he just wants to complain.

  25. Not to mention that ice is sold at every gas station and party store in the civilized world.

  26. * refresh *

  27. You can go at least a day w/o food spoiling.

    Has this been covered?

  28. It takes a body at least 8 hours to fully warm up. 24 to completely thaw.

  29. I honestly hate some of the planning that I have to do this time of year. It actually cripples me into complete avoidance. I just want to spend happy time with happy people, and don’t want to have to plot and plan around people who don’t get along.

  30. 5 hours isn’t bad. After the tornadoes in 2011, we were without power for a week.

  31. I just want to spend happy time with happy people, and don’t want to have to plot and plan around people who don’t get along.

    Amen to that.

  32. We’re not going anywhere for Thanksgiving and aren’t expecting any guests. We’re going to be getting our mini-donkey on Wednesday afternoon and don’t want to be away on his first day here.

  33. It’s not too much to ask, is it?

    I’ve never- ever-put myself out there as someone who ANYONE has to tip toe around. Since I’ll be 50 in two weeks, I’d say that’s pretty good. There are people in my life who have had to be accommodated for decades by this point of their life.

  34. Mini-donkey sounds like a sex thing.

  35. by the way Leon, don’t you remember you’re hosting the turkey day meatup?

  36. So let’s say I can’t get along with another guest; that’s not the hostess’ problem. I can’t imagine making it so. I’m supposed to suck it up and be an adult and put other people before me.

  37. I was planning on going until I heard he was doing the Mini-donkey.

  38. The last family reunion was an excellent example of why the polls were wrong. The libs blathered on and on about how wonderful Hillary was, while the rest of us kept our mouths shut in order to keep some modicum of peace.

  39. Yea, Lauraw. That’s not what happens. Because I’m surrounded my children. And I don’t mean the suitors and wayward children populating my house.

  40. I hear mini donkey tastes just like chicken.

  41. I’m taking the pbc to grandma’s this year

  42. We had a 4 or 5 day power outage near Christmas about 5 years back and, though we had a generator, I was not sure how long my propane would last. We ran the generator mainly at night for the furnace and to chill the fridge and chest freezer. I kept the fridge doors tied with a bungee cord to keep the kids out. They have a tendency to stare at it, door open, while contemplating life.

  43. Paula’s brother and sister have feuded over Trump. She wisely remained out of it. I’m not sure if they’ll both be there this year at her parents place.

  44. lost power at Christmas once. had soup and sandwiches for dinner and a true candlelight service.

  45. They have a tendency to stare at it, door open, while contemplating life.

    I’ve seen young guys at my old workplace doing that, with the breakroom fridge. This is how I knew who steals lunches. Nobody getting their own lunch in there needs to stand and stare. You only do that if you’re shopping.

  46. I should boycott the kc giants game. woof

  47. Chiefs are boycotting too.

  48. Going to my two elderly sil’s house on Oklahoma for tg. They’re 71 & 66, both weigh under 125 and get by on about 1200 calories a day. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that this is inadequate for a 300 lb man. I usually have to augment their rations on the sly.

  49. Great poat CoAlEx. I’m boycotting the Chefs game by watching RedZone. New iPhone update has a grasshopper emoji. First, Apple takes my gun…now Apple feels we need a hopper emoji.

  50. heh, they order a small pizza for the 4 of you?

  51. I only got irritated enough to speak up twice at mi familias camping trip in August. Twice in 3 days. Once my most Anti-Trump Tia showed up, I spent most of my time around the campfire with the “NRA”. (My Aunt Martha calls her oldest, her oldest son-in-law, Dan, Myself, and My Marine cousin, the “NRA”)

  52. Does the mini-donkey use batteries, or is it rechargeable?

  53. IF I had testicles, and Al Franken groped them, I might have to part with them.

  54. Uh oh… yearningabstractly, how many bullwhips do you have shoved up your ass right now?

  55. *adjusting my pants*

  56. A plethora, Hotspur. A fucking plethora.

  57. Sorry, recently switched to Palemoon and have to redo everything, including noscripts.

  58. *reposting comment as my computer seems to be enjoying it’s pants full of bullwhips*

    I’m glad you had a most excellent Euro trip vacation, Alex.

  59. We’re going to my BIL’s for Thanksgiving. They all couldn’t stand Hillary, so voted Trump.

    Going to have to ask one my kids to make the pie this year because gimp. Can’t wait ’til the little bastages start whining about it. Can’t wait ’til beasnette throws a fit when I ask her to scrub my tub because her father threw a fit when I asked him. Said he wasn’t bendy enough. When I said that maybe if he did some stretching exercises, he could bend better, he said that maybe if I did some exercising, I wouldn’t be chunky. WTF? So I replied maybe he wouldn’t have a waddle if he didn’t eat so many damn cookies before bedtime.

    Soon as I get the bathrooms reasonably clean, I’m hiring a cleaning service until my tendons heal.

    *considering changing my nic to ‘Chunk and Waddles’*

  60. *points trebuchet full of dicks at hotspur*

    ‘wattle’

    Chunk and Wattle

  61. Mini-donkey is carbon neutral, and I’m told they are actually quite tasty if it comes to that.

  62. Hey roamy, Mr. B. said your husband’s name came up in one of his conference calls this past week. Think they were talking about aerospace chairs over the past how many years.

  63. Aerospace chairs? Do they have good lumbar support?

  64. Finally broke down and made a Drs appt. All appts are now made through the hospital switchboard, in which the offices are associated with. HIPPA my ass. By the time you get to see a doctor, if you can get in to see a doctor, 8 people already know your business.

    Told me the first available to see the doctor, was 3 weeks out. To see the nurse, the same week. Well, I don’t like the nurse practitioner as she’s a bossy git and doesn’t listen. I complained and they had the office call me. I’m getting in on Monday.

    To top off the cranky this annoying arm pain is causing, I’m hotter than your mom during Fleet Week. Forty degrees out and I’m wearing shorts.

  65. HA…laura. Her husband was chair of ASIG (Aerospace Special Interest Group).

  66. My MiL might come for dinner. She voted Trump and drives a truck for a living, so we get on pretty good.

  67. Aerospace chairs? Do they have good lumbar support?

    Yes, but I found the mesh to be a little abrasive on my jeans.

  68. Time to go set up the winter water solution for mini horse and mini donkey.

    Heated bucket surrounded by paving stones so they can’t knock it over.

  69. Are you building a mini house since you’re getting downsized animals?

  70. Looks like an early Christmas present for the NY Football Giants.

  71. How are you heating the bucket?

  72. Hi Chi!

  73. She voted Trump and drives a truck for a living, so we get on pretty good.

    Is she bringing her girlfriend?

  74. must be solar, leon said mini-donkey was carbon neutral.

  75. Is she bringing her girlfriend?

    She hasn’t dated much since I’ve known her. Two ex-husbands, four kids, her mom dying, having to care for her dying druggie uncle probably puts a damper on it.

    Plus she’s straight.

  76. Two ex-husbands, four kids, her mom dying, having to care for her dying druggie uncle probably puts a damper on it.

    Ouch. I bet she was glad when Mrs. Leon married you. Someone stable and relatively normal.

  77. mini horse and mini donkey

    For plowing the little, hard to get to spots.
    Good thinking.

  78. How are you heating the bucket?

    By splitting atoms over at Cook Nuclear.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/api-heated-20-qt-flat-back-bucket?rfk=1

  79. Ouch. I bet she was glad when Mrs. Leon married you. Someone stable and relatively normal.

    She seems to like me pretty well.

  80. The mini donkey is because mini horse needs a buddy, and also because donkeys are hilarious and scare coyotes.

  81. The mini donkey can’t possibly be big enough to fight off a coyote. Aren’t they like three feet tall?

  82. Leon has already drawn of plans to mount Mostly Peaceful Protest…

  83. *waves to Miley.

    Yeah, Leon – I realize that they make those kind of things, but if figured since it was you, there would be an elaborate homemade thingamajig involving thermocouples & white phosphorus or something.

  84. Coyote = 60-80 lb
    Mini Donkey = 300 lb

    And coyotes are scared of them regardless, as I’ve heard it, the braying keeps them away. Canines don’t judge size well, so unless they get right up to it, they’ll “see” a full-size donkey.

  85. Yeah, Leon – I realize that they make those kind of things, but if figured since it was you, there would be an elaborate homemade thingamajig involving thermocouples & white phosphorus or something.

    I considered it. Too busy to spend the time, and I could get that on the shelf. I only built a flamethrower because no one would sell me one at that price that had that much range.

    And I was mistaken. A “big” coyote is still less than 50 lb.

  86. Weird. The coyotes around here take down white-tailed deer.

  87. An average male deer is half the size of a mini donkey, at least the one I’m getting. Heck, the mini horse is probably 250+ lb.

  88. Will the mini-donk be named “Domenic”?

    /runs for cover

  89. They manage with deer because they hunt in packs and deer are really ill-equipped at fighting them. I also have to imagine that most of the victims are fawns or does. Equines kick. Hard.

  90. He’s actually already named Donatello.

  91. Donkatello.

  92. I think you actually have a lot of coywolves in CT, Laura, iirc.

  93. Ah, yeah, true. They are kinda big and they pack up more than real coyotes do.

  94. Ours howl in packs, but I’ve never heard of them hunting in them. I don’t think we had much of a wolf population to breed with.

  95. I’m pretty sure one of them got my cat. Moose and Oschi have been pretty vigilante lately, so I think they’re keeping them away now.

  96. I mean, we had one, back when The People Who Never Invented the Wheel lived here, but both are pretty scarce in the Pleasant Peninsula these days.

  97. Man, you just keep picking on them about that darn wheel thing. But yannow, it looks like they didn’t really have much of a problem getting around and taking their stuff with them. They got around fine.

  98. It’s the only accurate descriptor. They aren’t Indians, they aren’t really “Native” Americans since they came across the land bridge during the last major glaciation, and they aren’t the “First Peoples” because there are fossils from Europoids that pre-date their ancestral crossing of the land bridge. I’m only left with one correct way to label them.

    Did you know North America had a native species of horse? Hunted to extinction by the No-Wheelers.

  99. No-Wheelers – lol

  100. Leon just likes to be precise.

  101. I’m just saying, it sounds snobby of you. Our ancestors probably didn’t invent the wheel, either.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-it-took-so-long-to-inv/

  102. My ancestors invented the car – way better than a fucking wheel.

  103. Sorry, I grew up being told that these people were basically magical elves living in harmony with nature and being assured that I should feel just awful about what the European settlers did to them and – like many folks – that I was also somehow related to them.

    “Living in harmony with nature” is a euphemism for “haven’t tamed anything, still at the mercy of parasites and predators”. I didn’t kill a one of them, so blood-libeling me and mine is all that was. And I’m not related at all, it turns out.

  104. mare was right, The Brave is quite good.

    Don’t tell her I said that.

  105. In deference to your comment, Laura, I shall henceforth refer to them as “the penultimate settlers of North America”.

  106. My ancestors were pretty bad ass. First to discover America, lived in cold Scandinavia, ruled their part of the sea.

  107. They never invented sailboats either. Non-sailors?

  108. They didn’t invent pizza or shrimp scampi either. To me this seems like the greater deficiency.

  109. I can excuse not inventing pizza. NYC had to happen before you could invent that, and I’m not sure that was even a great idea.

  110. I’m imagining a clatch of Indians sitting around a fire, eating pizza with the long strings of mozzarella making a mess and burning the rooves of their mouths, and I am giggling like a ‘tard.

  111. They couldn’t invent pizza because they couldn’t invent the wheel. That seems pretty obvious.

  112. Iron Eyes Cody: Italian.

    Just sayin’. He was probably trying to fix this, undercover.

  113. They can weave 75,000 tiny beads into a gorgeous basket, but they can’t make a tomato pie. It’s shocking.

  114. My ancestors were chunky and had wattles.

    I don’t know what I’m saying.

  115. They can’t make a tomato pie because they’re too busy turning every tiny piece of buffalo into stuff while their husbands sit around and smoke wacky weeds.

  116. This is the best anthropology blog on Tittyweb Jenkins.

  117. Leon is right though. We’ve basically been lectured that they are wiser/superior in every way to western society. We should be ashamed that we didn’t abandon our ways and join then. Leon’s little jest/comment points this out in a round about way.

  118. round about way

    Somewhere, someone took offense to this in context.

  119. Yeah, this is a good point. They’re not Angels of the Wilderness. They’re just people. Buncha No-Pizza douchebags, really.

  120. And no fucking wheel.

  121. None of us will ever succeed in elected office.

  122. Senator Lauraw, it has come to light that on November 19, 2017, you made a comment about “no-pizza douchebags”. Would you please clarify that remark?

  123. What difference, at this point, does it make?!?!

  124. Every living person is almost certainly descended from genocidal madmen by modern standards. I just refuse to judge my ancestors by them, or anyone’s, really. Civilizations crash up against each other at times, and there are winners and losers. If you are alive today it’s only because your ancestors were either able to escape, shown mercy, or killed so many of the other guys that they gave up.

  125. *fakes a coughing fit*

  126. Going to my two elderly sil’s house on Oklahoma for tg. They’re 71 & 66, both weigh under 125 and get by on about 1200 calories a day. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that this is inadequate for a 300 lb man. I usually have to augment their rations on the sly.

    My MIL, God rest her soul, once tried to feed all of us, including four teenage boys, with 1 lb. of bacon and a dozen eggs.

  127. Buncha slave owning torturers.

  128. Man, that is so true. Remember a few years back, when that guy in NYC got caught holding a couple girls in his house for years, holding them captive and using them as slaves? It was a horrific discovery.

    When that news story came out, I thought about the fact that less than a mile from where I’m sitting right now, there are very old homes in whose basements there are iron rings still set in the foundation walls. Those were the homes of highly respected sea captains who did slave business on the side. Perfectly legal and normalized. Almost no one thought these were bad men. I dasn’t think what he did with the female captives.

  129. *fakes a coughing fit*

    *has a fourth party get in touch with ‘a guy’…..pays in cash*

  130. None of us will ever succeed in elected office.

    Speak for yourself. I’m classy. Lawsuit coming. SAD.

  131. The Noble Savages were pretty darn good at enslaving and gutting their enemies.

  132. So says the guy nicknamed Sean’s Penis.

  133. I’m too short to be elected to anything, so I paradoxically have little to fear in being honest.

  134. Not if you stand on a step stool while aiming your flame thrower. SYWM.

  135. I stand an extremely good chance of making it as a warlord in the zombie apocalypse, but that ain’t exactly an “elected” position.

  136. Comment by lauraw on November 19, 2017 7:08 pm

    What difference, at this point, does it make?!?!

    **Muttley laugh**

  137. I stand an extremely good chance of making it as a warlord in the zombie apocalypse, but that ain’t exactly an “elected” position.

    Oh, leon, I envy your naivete about the backstage machinations of electoral politics in our republic.

  138. I’m not naive at all, I just assume actual merit for leadership will count for more after the social order completely collapses under the weight of the undead plague.

  139. Oh, leon, I envy your naivete

    leon was in the Navy?

  140. Well, merit for leadership and being good at killing zombies.

  141. How to deal with loud chewers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IXjVtRzJls

  142. *smacks food

    *runs

  143. When I had my store there was a secretary down the street who would call me on her lunch break to chew loudly in my ear and ask me how to send stuff FedEx for her job.

  144. Every member of my husband’s family eats like the food is trying to get away. Loud and wet.

    Like your mom.

    The son and I just look at each other across the table and grit our teeth.

  145. And when Mr. Wattle eats soup….SLLL..UURRRRR…PPP….with every clanking, spoonful.
    “Hey Wattles, were you raised by baboons?”

  146. My grandmother would just look up and say, “For heaven’s sake, close your mouth when you chew.“

  147. My older brother is the only loud chewer I’m related to as far as I know. There’s probably more but 15-20 years of sitting across from a guy smacking down his Life cereal in the morning, ham sandwich at lunch and pot roast at dinner leaves an impression. I get to experience it yearly when he visits camp and, frankly, I’ve grown nostalgic in my old age.

  148. I keep my mouth closed when eating, but I always have this fear that everyone can hear hideously loud crunching when I’m eating raw veggies/salad.

  149. My Uncle Mike used to work in the US every so often as a pipefitter to earn good money and then head back to Ireland. He’d stay at our house every so often and one morning as I was eating cereal he called me out for eating loud and fast. I must’ve been about 7 or 8 years old and it left a lasting impression on me.

    “For God’s sake Jimmy, you’re chewing so loud I can’t hear myself think!” (thick Cork accent)

  150. Crunching raw veggies is not the same as open-mouthed smacking, slurping, wetness, while clanking utensils against one’s bowl or teeth.

  151. When I had my store there was a secretary down the street who would call me on her lunch break to chew loudly in my ear and ask me how to send stuff FedEx for her job.

    Ugh. I despise this.
    Either call me before you eat, after you’re finished, or don’t call me at all. I do not want to listen to an alpaca on the other end of a phonecall.

  152. I had a biz to run and always got off the phone quickly without helping her much. I don’t know how she got it in her head that I was some kind of free resource for her, in the first place. On like the third or fourth time I finally got rude with her and she ended this behavior.

  153. Our Indians had a domestic turkey. Thousands of years before getting their asses kicked by Spain…one domestic animal. A bird.

  154. Cutting off feet. We lost a statuary hall nominee because he ordered the feet cut off of Natives after an uprising that sent Spanish settlers back to Mexico.

  155. To be fair, cutting peoples’ feet off isn’t very enchanting.

  156. Ouch

  157. Don’t get me started on fry bread!!!!

  158. Full circle: Fry bread is to Natives; as Paella is to Spainiards.

  159. I do not want to listen to an alpaca on the other end of a phonecall.

    Heh.

  160. So DH showed up here tonight. We weren’t home. So then he starts texting if he can come over – Erin’s response was “the fuck?”

    Then the I’m sorry texts started and continued all through dinner.

    Erin’s pretty drained by it all

  161. beasn, RL friend started a maid/homecleaning agency. She is able to compete because people got scared off by ICE and illegal criminals being targeted.

  162. Erin’s pretty drained by it all

    Has she retired to the chaise lounge?

  163. Making the ‘Keto Cauliflower’ tonight.
    It’s cooling on the stove…

  164. Wretchard had a nice one today on “Failure to Launch”, re: millennials still living at home…

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/the-failure-to-launch/

  165. *throws flag!!! Has ChrisP given his medical release to comment? How is AnitaP? You don’t get to just waltz back into comments, buddy

  166. Lauraw made a comment earlier about work fridges. Funny YouTube about heaven exists. Someone steals God’s lunch. Old. Retail can place camera outside break room door. No cameras in actual break room. Bull shit kind of hairsplitting. Hearing center worker had her kale organic food purchase broken in break room. She’s out 35$. No one knows who broke her growler. Maintenance guy got cut on broken glass.

  167. Keto cauliflower sounds a whole lot healthier than the pan of ‘enchiladas’ I just popped into the oven.
    I’m a junkie compared to y’all crossfit, keto hostages.

  168. Has she retired to the chaise lounge-*******

    Fainting couch

  169. Chi is making enchiladas?

  170. They’re more like burritos baked in jarred encilada sauce. Enchirittos?
    Seasonexd gound beef, rice, pintos, Rotel & cheese. They smell good, anyway!

  171. canned or fresh beans?

  172. My chili experiment with smoked ground beef was fantastic, btw

  173. Just canned. I made red beans & rice with real beans last week. Smoked sausage and chicken, a bag of zattarains crab boil. That was good stuff.

  174. Here’s oso’s earlier comment as free verse:

    Lauraw made a comment earlier about work fridges.
    Funny YouTube about heaven exists.
    Someone steals God’s lunch.
    Old.
    Retail can place camera outside
    break room door.
    No cameras in
    actual break room.
    Bull shit
    kind of hairsplitting.
    Hearing center worker had her kale organic food purchase
    broken
    in break room. She’s out 35$.
    No one knows who broke her growler.
    Maintenance guy
    got cut on broken glass.

  175. Wait… How do you smoke ground beef?
    (I know, I know – I set up a dumb joke there. Somebody swing at that one)

  176. sean’s wearing a beret, in front of a crowd in a smoke filled room.

  177. Zig Zags, Chi.

  178. make .5 pound patties, and smoke them. Break them up and use them like browned beef.

  179. I can snap my fingers to Sean’s free verse. Black leggings are hip. I suck at berets.

  180. Broken organic kale growler was a thing. How APE verified they couldn’t film inside of breakroom.

  181. You know Pete Rose has never worn a beret in his life.

  182. Huh. I’ll have to try that, J’ames. I’d like to have that chilli recipe next time recipes come up.
    I’ve tried smoking almost anything on the smoker in the last year and ½. Even deviled eggs.

  183. Sean, neither have I.

  184. What Kharmic hell do I live in that ALL my haircuts eventually become the Pete?

  185. That’s two things I have in common with Charlie Hustle, then.

  186. No one wants my chili recipe. I use beans. Proudly.

  187. time for bed. 1 day of work this week. How will I survive it?

  188. Chilli has beans. The hot dog condiment does not.

  189. beasn, RL friend started a maid/homecleaning agency. She is able to compete because people got scared off by ICE and illegal criminals being targeted.

    But I thought those poor illegals were doing jobs Americans were unwilling to do.

  190. It’s a one a way street in a one horse town
    One way people starting to derp around
    You can laugh, put them down
    These one way people gonna blow us down

  191. Happy Monday, mufakus!

  192. While the house is quiet I’m knocking down some of my online education pieces required for work. And cleaning out my emails. Holy crap what a lot of nonsense these big hospital chains pile up in there. Ridonkumous.

  193. Happy Insomnia Awareness Day, everybody. 😳

  194. Awww. Sorry you’re having trouble, PG. I know exactly how miserable that feels.
    Magnesium supplements seem to be helping me. In order to deal with stress and to sleep better, I’ve been taking one Slo-Mag and about 4000 iu of Vitamin D almost every morning. And a multivitamin later in the day.

    Magnesium has a calming effect. As long as you don’t take too much in one dose. In which case it is an effective laxative.

    I should probably be taking the full recommended dose of 2 Slo-Mag, but I’m askeered.

  195. BBQ place here has smoked macaroni and cheese. Pretty awesome, as long as they don’t overdo it.

    Jay, please post your chili recipe.

    Lauraw, will Vitamin D (and B12 for that matter) mess up your sleep cycle if you take it late in the day?

  196. I don’t know the answer to that. But I read something a long time ago that said to take vitamin D in the morning. I think you’re probably on to something.

    Not sure about B12, I don’t take that as a separate vitamin.

  197. Huh, I should try that Lauraw.

    wakey wakey

    I had another comment but I forgot

  198. I’m not a huge white chili fan, but I made some in my instapot and that shit was awesome.

  199. Kids have off all week for school (?) but Ethan has PT this morning.

  200. OK, just did a quick researchey. Best timing of B12 is in accordance with the presence of intrinsic factor from your stomach’s parietal cells, not with time of day, because it is a bitch to absorb otherwise, and it takes several weeks to see an improvement in sleep. So, take B12 right after each meal during the day.

    Because it inhibits the release of melatonin and can disrupt sleep, the D is best first thing in the morning, although your mom likes it all day, every day, according to Hotspur.

  201. There’s also a sublingual option for B12. Harder to find but it’s out there

  202. Georgia Dome demolition at 7:30 AM Eastern

    http://www.wsbtv.com/live-breaking

  203. And thank you for the vitamin info.

  204. That didn’t look like a complete demolition, but I guess better that than damaging the subway underneath.

  205. I overslept, but I’ve been having such a hard time sleeping that I feel no guilt whatsoever.

    MMM in about 15 minutes.


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