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Offline imref

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Random Stuff (2024)
« Topic Start: January 24, 2024, 05:01:25 PM »
Could have sworn we used to have a thread like this?

Anyway. Just wanted to share that we put our ten-year-old cat down yesterday. He has had a long history of neurological issues (epilepsy since he was 2) but had been doing fine in recent years. Over the last couple of months he began to have a number of issues that culminated in him stopping eating and drinking a few days ago. Numerous vet visits and tests, with vet bills in the thousands of dollars were unable to help us find a root cause. After having him hospitalized on Monday suffering from severe dehydration, with no improvement yesterday, we made the very difficult decision to let him go. Ten years seems way too short. My last cat was almost 19 when cancer took him.

He has been my sidekick for the last decade, spending most of his time sitting next to me in one room or another, or begging to play. His adopted brother is getting all the attention now.

I miss him.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #1: January 24, 2024, 05:03:52 PM »
That’s terrible.  And why we are not getting another dog.  Hard to let them go. 

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #2: January 24, 2024, 05:25:51 PM »
sorry Imref.

There's a Random Stuff thread in uncensored, btw, but it's ok here.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #3: January 24, 2024, 10:29:26 PM »
My condolences, imref. I find it gets easier eventually, but I still find myself deeply missing my cat who died in the late 00s at random, unexpected times. 

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #4: January 25, 2024, 04:06:16 AM »
Very sorry to hear this. I suppose the pain of loss is the price we pay for all those years of love and companionship.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #5: January 25, 2024, 09:05:38 AM »
Thanks everyone.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #6: January 25, 2024, 11:04:55 PM »
 :(

I mourn them all. 




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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #10: February 22, 2024, 07:21:10 PM »
Raising a smile, rather than the alarm... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/clevvv0310do

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #11: February 28, 2024, 04:20:28 PM »

Any Windows / Outlook experts here?

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #12: February 28, 2024, 04:30:07 PM »
Any Windows / Outlook experts here?

Feel free to PM me - will be happy to do what I can to help

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #13: February 28, 2024, 04:33:50 PM »
Feel free to PM me - will be happy to do what I can to help

Thanks...will do...



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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #16: March 09, 2024, 05:16:09 PM »
Werth races horses now.

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/jayson-werth-hits-it-out-of-the-park-with-dornoch/

Must be some old horses...he never was that fleet of foot...but I guess a win is a win...

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #18: March 23, 2024, 02:39:59 PM »
You remember the movie Alien Nation? I think it was James Caan as a human cop and Mandy Patinkin as an Alien "Slag" from a ship of escaped enslaved aliens. Sour milk was like alcohol to slags, and there's a scene where Patinkin goes over Caan's apartment and spots the milk which is so sour it has chunks in it. He eyes it, shows it to Caan for permission, kind of like pulling out some fine scotch.

At any rate, today I pulled out the last of a 2 week old quart of skim today to pour it onto my cereal . It had tasted suspicious yesterday so I first poured a little into glass. As I was pouring it, it swirled a bit like it was thickening so I dumped it. Didn't smell awful, but I half expected Mandy Patinkin to knock on my door

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #20: March 25, 2024, 08:19:17 PM »
A sticky situation... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68657703

We use a lot of the fake stuff in the US anyway...nothing like the real Canadian syrup...

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #21: March 25, 2024, 09:53:22 PM »
We use a lot of the fake stuff in the US anyway...nothing like the real Canadian syrup...

For sure, but, if you're ever up in NoVA on the weekend, there's a farmer's market in Leesburg that has a guy selling maple syrup from sugar maples on the west side of the Blue Ridge. He's got a couple of different grades, one of which is significantly darker than what you usual find for maple syrup. It's a very strong flavor and you generally love it or hate it. I'm on the side of really liking it as an alternative to the purer, lighter varieties.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #22: March 26, 2024, 08:10:31 AM »
MDS IIRC knows his maple syrup. One of his many interests. Eclectic.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #23: April 05, 2024, 06:45:37 PM »
Earthquake this morning was mildly interesting.  Was in the kitchen and heard some rattling very near.  Hunted around a bit and found a stack of glass plates making the noise.  Nobody else was in the house, figured it was an earthquake and went online but didn't find any mention.  I think I was too soon.  Couldn't feel it, just heard the plates.

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Re: Random Stuff (2024)
« Reply #24: April 05, 2024, 09:28:43 PM »
Earthquake this morning was mildly interesting.  Was in the kitchen and heard some rattling very near.  Hunted around a bit and found a stack of glass plates making the noise.  Nobody else was in the house, figured it was an earthquake and went online but didn't find any mention.  I think I was too soon.  Couldn't feel it, just heard the plates.
A bunch of friends in NY / NJ felt it. There was a 4.0 aftershock around 6 PM as well.