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My workday ambushed me as I was getting this ready, thus the delay.  Plus I was up a little late brainstorming with the wife about how to deal with Possum’s extremely limited menu (far, far fewer than the ’30 items’ standard for picky eaters).

A day at the lake.

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Trying on suits.

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Alice.

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I love braids.

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Quadz.

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Pretty eyes.

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And the week begins…

195 Comments

  1. I don’t currently have any chickens.

  2. How is everyone doing with regards to No FatAss Summer?

  3. If it’s opposite day, I’m at the top of the list of No FatAss Summer!

  4. Note to self:

    Do not comment about fatasses on an MMM.

  5. I’m in a holding pattern. That ‘touch-a-the-plague’ I got two weeks ago is finally leaving my system. Gonna go for a run and do some and today.

    Yesterday the fam and I met some friends and their kids at a Brazilian steakhouse. I did well – didn’t overdue it.

    Our friends’ kids had tablets on the whole time. Pretty damn annoying.

  6. The way our parents fed us: Eat – end of story
    The way I fed my kids: Eat – end of story
    Today’s parents: ???

  7. Uneven, Mare. I walked 9,000 steps yesterday (4,000 more than the usual) but had a honey mead. At least it was a flight sampler size, but I know I’m out of ketosis again. Also had really bad edema yesterday despite compression socks, so I’m nervous about getting on the scale.

    Company is leaving this morning.

  8. She’ll choose starvation and crying over literally anything not on “the list”.

    Yes, I’m a failure as a parent. I have no way to fix it short of child abuse at this point. The primary problem is that we almost never eat as a family because I give a shit about what I eat and actually cook, and my wife eats pasta with sauce from a jar. Not a jar she canned or anything, a jar from the grocery store. So all three of us eat separate meals. There’s no sense of sharing a common set of foods, and that’s how it’s been her whole life.

  9. Roamy, company is a legit excuse to drink and not be in ketosis.

  10. The way our parents fed us: Eat – end of story
    The way I fed my kids: Eat – end of story
    Today’s parents: ???

    ——–

    This is how I was raised and this is how I raised my kids. But I can see where Leon has a harder time of it because of his circumstances. From friends who have children who ate nothing but (fill in the blank) when they were little, they did grow out of it.

  11. Of course, my wife is sending me articles like this: https://mealtimehostage.com/2012/12/13/picky-eating-vs-selective-eating-disorder/ which appears to be written by a dietary SJW talking all about her ‘anxiety’ (almost certainly caused by malnutrition) and labeling it as a disorder even though it’s not in the DSM or recognized by the same loons who think little boys can decide they are girls and that’s a Real Thing.

    So this shit isn’t getting fixed in my house anytime soon.

  12. The “born this way” is strong with this woman:

    https://mealtimehostage.com/2013/09/11/12-things-selective-eaters-want-you-to-know/

    I’m mistaken, loons like this got it added to the DSM. Which doesn’t consider the desire to penis-plumb poopchutes crazy.

  13. When the crazy get to define crazy, it’s no wonder the whole world’s a loony bin.

  14. People in the comments are literally comparing to fucking gender identity. This is madness.

  15. I hid vegetables in various dishes, Leon. Finely grated carrot and zucchini (have to peel it so they don’t see the green) in meatloaf/meatballs. I know you don’t eat pasta, but I also hid grated zucchini in manicotti filling.

    Is she this way with grandparents/other relatives? My mom could get Rocketboy to eat new things.

  16. My younger daughter went through a phase where she’d eat grilled cheese sammiches, quesadillas (meskin version of grilled cheese sammich), Mac and cheese, and cheese pizza. I got fed up and whipped her ass with a belt one evening for refusing to eat whatever we were having. When the wife got home and saw the welts on her thighs my ass was grass and she was a shredder. Daughter is 27 now and eats way healthier than I do.

  17. She’s this way wherever she goes, Roamy. The only categories of food where I can get her to try a “new” thing is a cookie, cracker, or sugar-sweetened-whatever. The “mealtimehostage” crowd is in denial about the hyperpalatability of processed food and the damage it does to a child’s palate.

  18. I always figured picky eating was an evolutionary strategy against getting sick. Kids are more sensitive to “yucky” foods because eating something bad would be more dangerous. Sweet tastes used to indicate something was ripe/fresh.

  19. It’s true that they eventually grow out of it. But it’s the drama at mealtime that makes it so unbearable. Every fucking holiday or birthday meal with my grandson was an ordeal. “Just try it, you’ll like it.” “Just eat two bites.” “Grannie’s eating some.” “It will make you grow up big and strong.”

    Yeesh!!!

    Leon, I feel for you. My son in law was powerless to deal with his own son. My daughter trumped his attempts every time.

  20. I thought it was a problem with formula-fed babies always having the same thing, but I know your wife nursed so Possum should have had some kind of variety in mom’s milk.

    the hyperpalatability of processed food
    Pendejo’s daughter eating mac and cheese

    That disgusting mac and cheese is always on the limited menu, isn’t it? I can’t stand that stuff, but every picky eater I know will eat it (one will only eat it and chicken fingers), and so will my kids. Ugh.

  21. haha, mac and cheese was my nephew’s diet for years. Yes, that wasn’t plural on purpose.

  22. Now Mom’s mac and cheese – she made a big casserole dish of it with bechamel and block cheddar cheese freshly grated into it and baked it with paprika sprinkled on top. She was too frugal to buy already shredded cheese. Now I’m reading about how mold-inhibitors used in pre-shredded cheese may be affecting our gut health.

  23. just between you and me, I still like that disgusting mac and cheese once in a while.

  24. Jay, same here.

  25. hahahaha

    One time, when HotBride and I were dating she was over at my house babysitting my grandson (who is now 21). She asked him what he likes so she could make lunch. He said he liked mac and cheese, so she made a nice casserole with Swiss cheese, because the only other cheese we had was extra sharp cheddar, and she figured that would be too strong for him.

    When she served it to him he burst into tears. When she asked him what was the matter, he said, “This isn’t macaroni and cheese.”

  26. I remember asking Mom how much cheese she put in the mac and cheese, just when Dad was walking through the kitchen. He said, “Enough cheese to choke a goat!”, laughed, and walked on.

  27. “It’s not orange like real Mac and Cheese!” right?

  28. The problem was getting her to stop nursing.

    Possum won’t touch mac&cheese, thank God.

    1) Chicken nuggets and fries. I buy the best I can find
    2) PB&nutella sandwiches (sometimes this is all she will eat)
    3) pizza (she’ll at least eat it from home where we can control the ingredients)
    4) bacon (thank God)
    5) pancakes (I make her very eggy crepes so she’ll get some real food)
    6) Fresh strawberries
    7) Apples, peeled and cut into slices
    8) Any cookie or baked sweet
    9) Vanilla ice cream
    10) Chocolate protein shakes, very occasionally
    11) Steamed broccoli, very occasionally, and not if it’s on a plate with meat of any kind.

    Wife was a picky eater, but will mostly eat anything that doesn’t have onions. She’ll even eat leeks and shallots, just not onions. She apparently went through “Hell” growing up and being shamed for not eating what her family was eating. I went to bed hungry a few times and ate a horrifying excess of cheese-filled turkey hotdogs, but I got over it, and it was always about preference, not total exclusion.

  29. Fortunately, our kid wasn’t picky. Of course, he went on wilderness type hunts when he was pretty small. This helped him develop his “Eat as much as you can, whenever you can, because you might not get anything until tomorrow” philosophy. Being truly hungry really helps with an appetite.

    My mom’s philosophy was “You’re on your own for breakfast and lunch, I’ll make dinner. If you don’t like it, don’t eat.” Started feeding myself when I was 3, I think.

  30. Dems: We need gun legislation now! Background checks!

    Trump: Ok. How about we combine it with immigration reform while we’re at it…

  31. Not all baked sweets. She refused a pop tart recently.

    In fairness, it was a s’more pop tart, and those are fucking disgusting.

  32. Yes, I’m a failure as a parent. I have no way to fix it short of child abuse at this point. The primary problem is that we almost never eat as a family because I give a shit about what I eat and actually cook, and my wife eats pasta with sauce from a jar. Not a jar she canned or anything, a jar from the grocery store. So all three of us eat separate meals. There’s no sense of sharing a common set of foods, and that’s how it’s been her whole life.
    —————————————–
    We just went to the EETSFT,NE plan. Not sure how we got off of this but about a month ago someone who shall remain nameless started making kid food for the kiddo.

    He was going through that thing where he survived on air rather than food and mama decided she really wanted him to eat.

  33. My mom’s philosophy was “You’re on your own for breakfast and lunch, I’ll make dinner. If you don’t like it, don’t eat.”

    I’m going to try that. We sat to have a family dinner last night and had chicken and broccoli. She cried for most of an hour.

  34. He was going through that thing where he survived on air rather than food and mama decided she really wanted him to eat.

    Yeah, I think that was our ruination too.

  35. Any chance you can create some keto versions of those foods which she’d like and which you’d be willing to eat? Chicken nuggets seem like they’d be easy to make a low-carb version of. Ditto crepes and cookies.

  36. Seriously, leon, the worst thing to happen to child rearing is the internet. The bat shit crazy SAHM now have an outlet which infects everyone.

  37. The mealtimehostage loon approvingly links shit from “Healthy At Every Size”, FFS.

    You don’t treat insanity by enabling it, and you don’t build a brain/jaw/bones/muscles with just bread and nut butters.

  38. It used to be that crazy fuckers were politely shunned. Now they have a megaphone.

    I’m still on the fence with regards to the interweb. On the one hand it lets you access the brainpower of anyone connected.

    On the other, it lets you access the brainpower of anyone connected.

  39. Any chance you can create some keto versions of those foods which she’d like and which you’d be willing to eat? Chicken nuggets seem like they’d be easy to make a low-carb version of. Ditto crepes and cookies.

    We tried with nuggets a while ago, but that was a fail. Might just have been the recipe. I’ll try again this week. Crepes I’m doing pretty well with, but she likes her maple syrup, so I just keep that minimal. I don’t want to go to excess on fake sugar, either. Her teeth are so wrecked that we’ve had to go that route for juice (she gets OJ diluted to 1/3 in water) or lemonade (low sugar and diluted to 1/2).

  40. We told the kids you can eat what we’re having or you can make yourself a sandwich and you don’t get dessert.

    She apparently went through “Hell” growing up and being shamed for not eating what her family was eating.

    Then all the better for letting Possum fix something for herself and getting rid of the drama. (I still won’t eat collards or turnip greens because of looooooooong battles with my dad over them.)

    EETSFT,NE
    Was trying to fit “fishsticks” in that and failing.

  41. It used to be that crazy fuckers were politely shunned. Now they have a megaphone.

    The isolation for the insane was a boon. Now they can form a “culture” and a victim group if their lunacies are similar enough.

  42. EETSFT,NE
    ———————
    Everyone eats the same fucking thing, no exceptions.

    He actually likes fish sticks which kind of makes me laugh.

    A few days ago we made tacos and lil man ate mostly rice, beans, and avocado.

    MJ: You’re on diaper duty tomorrow!

    Lil Man: FART!

    GND: FFS, ok.

  43. Don’t kids need carbs too? Keto is pretty friendly to adults, but kids can pretty much run through any carbs without ill effects.

  44. I wouldn’t put her on keto, but she eats too much sugar and not enough healthy fat, and almost no protein, B vitamins, or calcium.

  45. Oh man, rice, beans, AND avocado? I’d be floored.

    Possum is afraid of rice like it’s the business end of a porcupine.

  46. I’m surprised how much pop kids will drink (and adults, to be honest). Growing up, we were severely limited on pop, and had to drink juice, tea, water, etc. And there was no diet pop.

  47. FDIL’s parents visited this weekend, and FDIL, her mom, Mini-me, and I went bridal gown shopping. When we got home, I pulled out my wedding gown and had Mini-me try it on. As slender as she is, I was thinner way back when, and there’s no material for letting it out. She hated the ruffles anyway. I am going to make a chapel veil or two out of the lacy skirt overlay and let the rest go.

    I thought the gown shopping was kind of b.s. until the clerk pulled out a couple of dresses that she thought would look good on FDIL, and she was right. Much more flattering. She picked the right veils to go with the dresses, too. If I can’t lose the weight, I’m going to get that same clerk to help me with my mother-of-the-groom dress. I haven’t given up yet, I still have months to go.

  48. Yeah, we don’t drink it, and she hasn’t expressed interest in anything but lemonade or OJ. Too much pop in kid’s diets now.

  49. The only thing we’ve ever given lil man is water or whole milk. He doesn’t know any different which so far seems to be working. It’ll fall to shit later but for now we’re good. Gotta credit GND for doing some traditional things when he was a baby. Now he sleeps, eats pretty well, and seems to be a happy kid.

    We constantly wonder about nature/nurture but it seems like a lot of him being a good baby is that he’s just a good baby.

    He did point to a can in the recycling bin and call it ‘daddy water’ which kind of floored me. I made that lame dad joke 2 week ago.

  50. Ethan would eat nothing but chicken. Ever. My deal was I served food, and if you want something else – that “something else” is going to be by minimal effort by me. I really never made a big deal about EAT THIS NOW. I figured the bigger deal I made things, the bigger deal they would become.

  51. Leon, How old is possum? 4?

  52. Most of my kids are healthy. Matt and Ian have a pretty diverse palate. The girls are pretty good too. Ethan still loves chicken. But he does eat other stuff.

  53. 4, Troy, just turned.

  54. She cried for most of an hour.

    ======

    This fell under my mom’s “Quit crying or I’ll give you something to cry about” philosophy. Or we’d get sent to our rooms so she couldn’t hear it.

  55. We mostly ignored it and ate dinner next to her.

  56. It’s hard for me to really believe it, but when I was a kid we drank soda with our meals. I NEVER drank water. I didn’t see the point. That was many years before companies produced much bottled water and people started toting it around everywhere.

    I also ate many meals that were just meat, no veggies or starch. That was mostly after my parents split up, we ‘latchkey’ kids were alone and taking care of ourselves much of the time, and I cooked our meals. Frequently I just wanted meat. Sometimes I would make this big ground beef/ sauce volcano surrounded with a ring of white rice, when I was feeling fancy, lol.

    I quit drinking soda one day when I was about 19 or 20, just after reading something about the insulin reaction. It was surprisingly easy. I still didn’t drink much water, I think I was having those sparkling flavored waters instead.

  57. I drink a lot of grapefruit lacroix and fizzy cucumber melon water. Not much pop growing up. Thrift kept it to once a week, at most.

  58. I drank way too much soda growing up. I lived with my grandparents for a while, and they were happy to give my sister and I whatever we wanted, including lots of sugary stuff. Meanwhile, dad and stepmom drank diet pepsi like it had the antidote, so that was always available. That said, I always loved milk, so I drank a lot of milk as well.

  59. Cloudflare withdrew DDoS protection from 8ch. What a novel form of deplatforming.

  60. Childhood friend. Very liberal. Austin. Professor. I saw pictures of one of her kids, and they started calling her “Danny”. Which – could be a cute nickname. Now this:

    Here’s a bit of good news amid the bad. My kiddo has been attending cooking camps at Foodie Kids for a couple of years and loves them, but they had single-sex (and single-stall) bathrooms. One day, my kid left camp after only an hour because they felt uncomfortable using the bathroom. So I emailed the manager, and not only did she agree that making all gender bathrooms was a priority, but she said they were hand painting and framing their own “Bathroom” signs because none of the ones on line were cute enough for their store! You can be inclusive and uphold your design aesthetic! So a huge shout out to Foodie Kids for making an inclusive space!

  61. Your friend’s daughter will likely be dead by the time she’s 25. OD or suicide.

  62. Austin is a foreign city, it belongs to the nation of Clownworld.

  63. Yea, I was hoping I was reading too much in the earlier hints. Apparently not.

  64. They really want to believe that these kids commit suicide because of the “hate” they face. “Different” people have been surrounding themselves with other … different people since the ’60s. The suicide rate isn’t because someone refuses to call them by the preferred pronoun.

    I’m going to call this “The Big Excuse”.

    Please credit me if any of you decide to start adhering to my line of though here.

  65. thought.

  66. Car in, it’s because they can’t get laid, obviously.

    Remember, if your weird gender-nonconforming friend can’t get laid, it’s because society is bigoted and full of unrealistic expectations about bodies and gender stereotyping, etc.

    If the awkward white guy in his twenties or thirties with a decent job can’t get laid, it’s because he’s an incel and a fucking bigot who has his standards too high.

  67. Well, the girl (I mean boy?) is a tween age person. Probably not even in puberty yet.

  68. Well, the girl (I mean boy?) is a tween age person. Probably not even in puberty yet.

    If the hard left had their way, that wouldn’t be an impediment.

  69. Isn’t a single stall bathroom by definition “all-gender”? Like the ones at the store for moms/dads with multiple kids?

  70. I’m sorry, but you’re going to have to use The Big Excuse™ if you want copyright

  71. Bullies existed back when I was a kid, too. We just handled them differently. And wouldn’t get suspended for life from school for a no-tolerance no-violence policy. A busted lip will heal, same with an ego. Plus the other kid gets a little self confidence.

  72. I was too lazy to HTML. But yes

  73. I was a picky eater as a kid and my parents made it a bigger deal than it needed to be. They did buy a lot of processed food and generally, breakfast was cereal (half the time the sugar shit) and milk. Lunch was either a slice of processed cheese or baloney, 3 cookies, and an apple that may or may not have been tossed. Dinner was Encor (sp?) meat product, canned veggies, and mashed taters from a box, or something like tater tots….or fishsticks. The one time they heated up canned chop suey, which stunk and looked like worms which grossed me out, I was made to sit at the table until I ate it. Which I refused to do. I went to bed hungry that night and still think chop suey is shit.

    Also, anything that had onions, peas, or pickle relish, I’d pick that shit out no matter how fine my dad would chop it up…which he did just to f*ck with me. To this day, I won’t eat those because 1. I never liked the taste and 2. raw onions and to some extent relish, upsets my stomach which is probably the why for 1. (I do cook with onions because husband likes them and I can tolerate small amounts, cooked.

    On the other hand, I was the only kid, out of 6, that would eat liver.

    As for soda, my mom drank a lot of it and we were not supposed to touch her soda. We got the Koolaid.

  74. I should try some liver again. If she’d eat a little liver every week, I could relax about micronutrients a lot.

  75. I still can’t stand pickles or relish. I think that’s a hit-or-miss food for lots of people, same with mustard. I’d never insist on eating either.

  76. I probably hate hardly any veggies as a kid. I turned out fine. Sorta.

  77. Growing up, I always had Coke with pizza. Koolaid every now and then. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever made Koolaid for my kids. It was always milk, juice, or water – they hate soda and still won’t drink it. I’m good with that.

    Got my edema down enough to get my shoes on. Later, taters.

  78. Now my kids…I only bought soda for special occasions. They were also picky eaters and between the ages of 2 to almost 5, they were at their worst. Very selective and very little. Amazing how little they can survive on.
    Vegetables – broccoli mostly, corn, taters as in mashed/baked/tots. That’s it.
    Fruits – apples, bananas, peaches
    Meat – chicken – mostly nuggets, fish sticks, beef
    Spaghetti is where I could sneak in other veggies, finely chopped, in the sauce.
    Dairy products they were okay with. No OJ. Yes to CapriSun.
    A chewable vitamin for those days I worried.

    The list looks pretty balanced but it took the course of a day or two or three to get the balance in them. I tried not to make a big deal out of it but would put a small spoonful of something new on their plate for them to ‘try’ without forcing it. Sometimes I’d bribe them with an M&M for trying a new thing.
    Once they went off to school, they saw other kids eating other things and they began to slowly come around to expanding their choices. High school and college it took off.

  79. So, beasn does NOT wear an onion on her belt, which was the style in that day.

  80. I drank a lot pop growing up. I glow in the dark, but that has its advantages.

    I suggest you talk to your mom for further explanation.

  81. Oh and PBJ. My daughter took a peanut butter sandwich for lunch nearly every day, from 2nd to 12th grade. Occasionally she’d buy pizza or take (homemade) chicken finger leftovers from home.

  82. Ben still has a limited diet. It’s better than it was when I first met Paula. 2/3 of his food consumption is shredded cheese on top of salsa eaten as a dip on salsa chips and pepperoni pizza. The day we made him try pepperoni pizza was an hour long drama fest at the kitchen table about 7 or 8 years ago and he hasn’t stopped eating it since.

  83. Just so you guys know the bs /loony I’m dealing with, my mom “shared” this:

    In case you had any doubts about the sheer []stupidity / [] corruption (check one) of the GOP talking point that right wing White Supremacist mass murderers are “mentally ill”.

    In this way they are advancing an insanity defense on behalf of the white murderers.

  84. We got to have soda as kids but it was usually disgusting Tab or Fresca. After our Boy Scout meetings we’d beg our dad for 2 quarters to get a 12 oz can of Coke.

  85. leon, for a little kid, possum’s diet isn’t all that bad. I always made my own chicken nuggets* or tenders and – now- make my own dinner fries. Maybe use the cookies as a bribe or do the one M&M reward for trying something green.
    Definitely try to reduce sweets to a minimum..though my own self, with the help of my mom, I had an awful sweet tooth as a kid…and a bunch of rotten teeth.

    *1/2 c flour
    1 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    2-3# chicken tenderloins cut into nuggets or not
    Fry that shit up

  86. Serial question: If you put food in front of your kid and he didn’t eat it, how long could he go? One day, two, three?

    I say one, tops. But if you do it when they are 1-1/2 years old, or two, that would be the end of the drama.

  87. People don’t kill themselves because other people hate them. They kill themselves because they hate themselves.

    Also, is mac & cheese cleared if we find a way to make the macaroni out of something like, say, bacon?

  88. Maybe it would help if possum was in on the cooking. Like mixing up some seasoning for fries or just salting the potatoes you cut up before putting in the oven….because making your own from real taters makes you prettier.

  89. Anyone tells authorities about that today, and the state will take your kids. Good luck getting them back without ‘supervision’ after that.

  90. With my grandson (who is now 12) it was a power thing. He did it because it made him dominant.

    I wanted to dominate his ass with my right hand.

  91. Speaking of the devil…daughter just showed up and is spelunking through my freezer for lunch.

    Both kids now eat a wide variety of foods. More than I’ll touch. And mostly healthy.

  92. She’ll eat home fries, the trick there is the time it takes to make them.

  93. Not to put too fine a point on it, Leon, but that list looks a lot better than either one of my kid’s lists at the same age. Good job.

  94. Serial question: If you put food in front of your kid and he didn’t eat it, how long could he go? One day, two, three?

    Serial answer, if it’s a food the kid really doesn’t like, why force it? If my dad force fed me the chop suey, there was a good chance it would have come back up all over the table. If my mom didn’t eat her peas, why should I eat mine? Putting those nasty things in tuna casserole…fine, but don’t get bitchy when the kid eats around them. Finely chopping onion and pickle relish in tuna salad and yelling at the kid for eating everything but, is a dick move.
    Even if he sweetened the pot with a reward of a bowl of custard, there was no way I could choke down onion or relish or peas.

    Palates change as one ages. What an adult finds enjoyable may be too intense for a kid.

  95. Saw a meme (maybe at AoS) that said “When I started paying for food on my own I discovered my parents were right all those years when they said that we did have food at home”

  96. She’ll eat home fries, the trick there is the time it takes to make them.

    25 minutes or less (depending on how thin you cut taters) at 425 .

    1 tater cut into 8 (or more) wedges sprinkled with seasoning –

    3/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp ground mustard
    1/4 tsp garlic powder

    (I triple that, put in small container, and store in spice cabinet).

    About the same amount of time it takes Ore Ida to bake.

  97. toss those with just a little oil, and you’ll get a nice crispness.

  98. Oops, you are correct, Jay!! I forgot you are supposed to toss the taters in oil first and then sprinkle with the seasoning.

    DON’T FORGET THE OIL, LEON!!

  99. Dominique Moceanu (gold medal US olympic gymnast) had a fan. A gymnast without legs, Jen Bricker. Yet there was another secret.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38697627

    Amazing story I never knew.

  100. And the amazing thing….tater juice on your fingers…the oil just rinses right off with no oily afterfeel.

  101. a mandolin slicer is your best friend for those potatoes.

  102. Comment by Hotspur on August 5, 2019 12:47 pm
    With my grandson (who is now 12) it was a power thing. He did it because it made him dominant.
    I wanted to dominate his ass with my right hand.

    ———–

    That is a real thing. And my kids never won those. Just not liking something, I don’t really care but I’m NOT making you something special.

    I had a friend who is an incredible cook, she’d make a beautiful dinner and her kid would power play to the dad, “I don’t like this can I order a pizza” and the jackass dad would say yes. And yes, they are now divorced. Trust me, that kid did not turn out well.

  103. I was gonna say, most times the “I don’t like this” it’s a game. But there are times where they really don’t like it. My wife hates eggs and seafood like this.

  104. Also, is mac & cheese cleared if we find a way to make the macaroni out of something like, say, bacon?

    ——–

    You can with cauliflower. When pups made it I forgot to tell him I used precooked bacon and that prevented a greasy mess. Ooops.

  105. Jay, that’s an incredible story.

  106. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of that story, mare.

  107. Not paying attention to current events has made my life a lot better.

    I didn’t even know about the mass shootings over the weekend.

    Nothing changed. I had fun with the baby, went to work, etc. Gun is still loaded to protect the family.

  108. Gun is still loaded to protect the family.

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are but one heartbeat away from another white nationalist mass murder. Why do we tolerate this madness?

  109. The 24 hour news cycle is a work of the Devil.

    Tune out, turn off, drop your chains.

  110. Cavil Johnson speaks the truth. The less I interact on social media, the better I feel. Except for this place, because you make me laugh and you don’t care if I flip you the bird now and then.

  111. >>>>>>and her kid would power play to the dad, “I don’t like this can I order a pizza”

    My kids would do that with their dad. I would make a nice dinner – stew, spaghetti, pork chops, etc., have it ready or about to be ready and go off to my part time job. Come home, and find out he ordered them pizza or made them each whatever hell they wanted because they whined (they knew he’d cave) – pancake battered sausage on a stick…grilled cheese…or jelly sandwich. WTF? It started a lot of fights.
    He let them walk all over him when they were little and they waited until I was gone to do it. Guess what they had for dinner the next day and guess who was ordered he better heat it up and serve it up, or else?

  112. These fucking people need their non gender balls cut off, and shoved up the non gender person’s ass sitting next to them.

  113. I’m bagging my home projects for a few days while the weather will be so nice for gardening and going for walkies.

    Maybe see if Scott will knock off one day in the afternoon and go swimming or on a bike ride with me.

  114. WTF HS? That was hilarious!

    *jazz hands

  115. My pepper was ready for picking. LOOK AT IT!!
    Smells really good.
    There is another one that should be ready next week and two baby ones starting to grow.

    DSCN2291[1]

  116. HAHAHA, I saw that video on twittits, yesterday.

    *starts hissing*

  117. Sounds like a lot of those nuts are one the right road to shooting up a Walmart.

  118. *jazz hands

  119. Somehow my comment got fuxxored.

  120. Comment by Hotspur on August 5, 2019 2:53 pm
    These fucking people need their non gender balls cut off, and shoved up the non gender person’s ass sitting next two them.

    ——–

    That cannot be real.

  121. Point of personal privilege: Blow me.

  122. Beansnsnsnsnsm has nice peppers. *cough*

  123. Every person in that video would do the planet a favor by leaving it.

    That is so sickening, Hotspur’s suggestion about what they can do with their hairless balls is too nice.

  124. Point of privilege!!
    Your chatter is chafing my absent balls.

  125. Can you believe what that jerkoff is wearing? Could he be more of a stereotype socialist douche?

  126. They look and sound like disturbed junior high school children

  127. When I was a kid, skillet fried beef liver was a twice a month deal at our house. I would choke down two or three bites over the course of the twenty or so minutes that it took the rest of the family to finish supper. When mom and dad got up to go get on with their lives dad would say, “Don’t you get up until that plate is clean.” I’d wait about five minutes and then throw that nasty shit behind the refrigerator put my plate in the sink and head out. And then one day we moved. I was watching in fear when dad moved the fridge away from the wall to haul outside. I just knew there was gonna be a couple of pounds of dried up liver back there. But there was nothing except dust bunnies. We must’ve had some really healthy mice.

  128. How can I go about getting disability on my invisible disabilities?

  129. ‘for my’

    derp

  130. Sometime, somewhere in the near future.

    “Who said that?”
    “Dave from San Mateo.”
    “Dave?”
    “Yeah.””
    “Aww, f*ck Dave. He’s a he/him.”

  131. pendejo, maybe your mom knew what you were doing and tossed your tossed liver so’s not to attract mice and save your behind at the same time.

    No way I could have done that. My mom would have found it and then there would have been hell to pay. She was more freaky OCD about her house than us not wanting to eat yucky things.

  132. That comrade talk is triggering me.

  133. I drank 1-2 liters of Coke every day up into my 50’s.

    I woke up one morning and it was too sweet for me.

    I lost my taste for Coke, and gained a taste for hot stuff at about the same time.

  134. I heard the most amazing thing on the local news last night, when I tuned in for the weather. They were in the middle of reporting on one of the latest shooters and fact-checking how some social media sites allow anyone to go in and change personal information to manipulate the news and inflame. Like, info before had him to the left and a demrat, screenshots provided, and then the after, made him look like a Trump loving righty. Conclusion, social media is shit. (they didn’t actually say ‘shit’ — it was ‘not to be believed’.)
    I had to pick my chin up off the floor. Channel 5 may have invisible conservatives working for them. (they also were fair when reporting through the whole Greitens thing..unlike Ch.4 who was hand in hand with the corrupt circuit atty.)

  135. My kryptonite was chicken liver. One time my mom tried to fool me by frying it just like she’d fry chicken (which I loved). Took one bite and I was like, “Hell no. Nice try, mom.”

  136. I’m not so worried about a socialist revolution of those are the thought leaders.

    Can I get a upward facing jazz hand from the crowd?

  137. Apparently we just have to make noise and they will have sensory overload.

  138. scott, I have recently acquired a taste for horseradish. I wouldn’t have touched that stuff with a ten foot pole prior to a couple of years ago. Ditto with stuffed peppers. Too intense a flavor back then.
    And the desire for sweets, mostly gone.

    Must be the aging tastebuds.

  139. Blast some tool in the auditorium and they’d be like https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SafeWildIrishredandwhitesetter-size_restricted.gif

  140. Next monday. This band is the headliner:

  141. Just saying, Slipknot would work better. I’m sure some metalhead are liberal, but they’re probably not triggered by much.

  142. Shoot, n8baker, they’re doing that now.

  143. * enters quiet room *

    * leaves aggressive scent *

  144. We never have anything to eat. All we have are ingredients. -Pray for Oso.

  145. *wants a Slipknot t-shirt*

  146. What the heck? My MIL got a package today. Inside are two, 8 oz samples of Enfamil. How did she get on that mailing list?

    And then I got a mug from the Heritage Foundation. It’s a decent mug. Has the American flag on it. It’s been awhile since I sent them a donation.

  147. I drank milk as a kid, some KoolAid (they always skimped on the sugar) water, tea and some sodas. I used to drink Coke until they changed it and started using that high fructose corn syrup because it makes me gack. I drink way too much Diet Coke now.

  148. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of “They Shall Never Grow Old” to add to my war movie collection of only the best war movies of all time. Ordered it through Wally World and got the deluxe blu-ray / DVD / Digital (whatever the fuck digital is) version. Cannot freaking wait.

  149. My son called me!
    He just came back from his vacation of hiking in Washington and going to the Museum of Flight where he stood close enough to feel the heat of the Blue Angels taking off (practice flight?).
    Then he went to hear Brian Shull (SR-71pilot) speak, met him, and got a signed copy of his book.

    * sad because I really really wish he could find a nice girl and get married*

  150. Blast some tool in the auditorium and they’d be like

    Not a fair test, as I have the same reaction. I like Slipknot though.

    *bangs head*

    *takes a nap*

  151. Hey Lauraw, I made you a present:

  152. I just discovered night mode for phone and laptop.

    This could be a thing.

  153. Raise your hand if you want to be wakened at 4:30 am being licked by a cougar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rHp919IAjg

  154. That is one ‘fluffy’ possum, puppeh.

  155. Pop was always a special occasion thing when I was a kid; fast food, road trips, parties, visitors. Milk, apple or orange juice, water was pretty much all I drank, koolaid when I made it was available but I didn’t really like it. I used to make sassafras tea from concentrate in the summer and hot chocolate from Swiss Miss or Nesquick, strawberry Nesquick was my favorite though. Mom Pupster was a Diet Dr. Pepper addict but we were not allowed to get into her stash. Dad Pupster drank cranberry juice for his kidneys but he hated the taste, and used to mix it with Sprite and orange juice.

  156. “Cougar”.

    That’s a Puma.

  157. Sam’s Club associates in EP, were using flatbeds as gurneys to get wounded people out of the parking lot and into the Club. Club became a triage station. It is considered part of the Crime Scene. We all have to re-take our Active Shooter training. APD has said they will increase patrols at all WM, SC, and Neighborhood Markets.

  158. and you don’t care if I flip you the bird now and then.

    We flip it back, especially when it’s our turn to scrub the hump and someone did a half-ass job last time. Though the My Little Pony stickers someone put on that lumpy black bit on the right side were cute.

  159. Point of personal privilege: Blow me.

    Roamy ♥ Hotspur.

  160. “Raise your hand if you want to be wakened at 4:30 am being licked by a cougar.”

    =====

    Depends on how good looking she is. ;)

  161. cougar/puma….tomato/tomoto

    It’s has to be one of the prettiest cats of the cat world. And probably takes off a layer of skin when it’s tenderizing you.

  162. Though the My Little Pony stickers someone put on that lumpy black bit on the right side were cute.

    Whenever the conversation is about that matted, hairy, quite flaky, sometimes oozing mess on the backside of lauraw, I don’t know whether to laugh (MLP? hahaha, good one roamy) or gag.

  163. Mrs. Pupster has an ap that will crack ebooks and allow them to be shared. I’ve been reading a lot of short story compilations, looking for a new author. I just finished a story that made me feel despair, I hated every page, but it was so well written I couldn’t look away from the car crash until It was over.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3qaju8p

  164. Little democrat

    https://tinyurl.com/y6dc3q8l

  165. “Raise your hand if you want to be wakened at 4:30 am being licked by a cougar.”

    *raises hand*

  166. Raise your hand if you want to be wakened at 4:30 am being licked by a cougar.

    ——————-

    I told your mom to shut her cock holster about that shit.

  167. “Menstrual Munchies”

  168. Pupster, “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls was like that. Total trainwreck, but I was snared by it and had to finish it.

  169. I’m really starting to believe every New Mexican is within 6 degrees of Oso. Security for our remodel is from Penasco. Dr cousin married a guy from Penasco. His father taught the security guard and all of her children. Meat cutter is from Cuba, NM. He attends San Martin Catholic Church. My mom’s cousin was a carpenter. He built the church. Meat cutter knows all of my cousins.

  170. New Mexoso

  171. Oso is secretly the heir to the Spanish throne.

  172. I don’t know 1 of my cousins, probably know some of Oso’s.

  173. If you know New Mexicans of Spanish descent…I’m related.

  174. I was in ABQ for about a month in 1984.

    We could be related.

  175. CoAl, pretty sure I’m not. Torrez is tower. Essentially the gatekeeper in Spanish gated towns. Porter is door. Essentially the gatekeeper in English/Norman castles/Keeps. I’m descended from doormen. Dan’s mom was a Lagermann. Porter is also beer. His dad was from Golden. Mom was from St Louis. Mmmm beer.

  176. I was at UNM. You’re probably a cousin.

  177. We are all Oso.

  178. Oso, can you see by the dawns early light

  179. Always wanted to see the Northern lights.

  180. I want to see the Northern Lights. My nephew is playing for the Fairbanks Goldpanners again. Home of the World Famous Midnight Sun Game. Scott, my Grampo was Eloy Jose. Uncle, Jose Eloy. Brother Ralph Eloy Jose. Jose can you see…

  181. If you can your hair’s too short🎶🎶🎶

  182. I want to see them, too, but I’m pretty sure they won’t extend this far south.

  183. I think last year they were visible from WA to MN. (We Have our tickets for a Vikings game. I am terrified about visiting MN) Metro cops were along for the ride for the Reds game. Armed police are a staple for Vikings games. Green line to St Paul is the bad ride. Can’t prebuy tics to MN- MN Duluth hockey.

  184. Well, Alabama was listed right after Maine in that article, I swear.

    New Mexico, not so much.

  185. oh yeah, rullepolse sandwiches

  186. Did you see the Onion article on the guy on the Hartford Yard Goats, oso?

  187. I was thinking about how white guys get blamed for shootings.

    Why isn’t anyone saying millennials are the problem? Just blame that whole sorry generation and move on.

    I think that’s broad enough to cover basically all of the shooters.

  188. My first best friend was David Morales. I don’t think Oso knows him.

  189. One of the Hostages who came over from H1 has passed away. Robert. He’d had some health issues the last few years. Hadn’t seen his name pop up in ages, then I saw a tagged post from his sister.

    Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  190. (though he would probably be annoyed with me for saying a Catholic prayer for his Jewish soul)

  191. That’s too bad, roamy. I’ve known about his health issues and wondered how he was doing. Thanks for letting us know.

  192. Delights eternal, Robert. Peace.


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