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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2019
     
    wow, did they pay you back?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2019
     
    no, will try to find a coworker/internet rando...That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2019
     
    les miz tickets sorted, today's hate is that a week ago i saw a flyer from someone selling pigeons, and this person WILL NOT CALL ME BACK! i want to try eating a damn pigeon!! come onnnnThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    hahaha.


    I could probably overnight you a few...DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2019
     
    honestly that's even more concerning than buying them off a flyer posted in tractor supply!That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    Probably, yeah.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2019
     
    haha what. I was like "as a pet? okay" and then "..ooh""life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2019
     
    apparently other countries don't consider pigeons gross dirty birbs as much as we do? they're a food!

    ugh there's a 6th, kinda sickly looking cat in the barn today and i don't know how to trap a cat without catching the other catsThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2019
     
    ^I've heard that early European colonists thought lobsters were garbage because they were so plentiful (back then) and would just feed them to poor people.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2019
     
    i've read that!That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    I have too, apparently lobsters were prison food.

    People used to eat pigeons (and keep them as pets) like nbd! They're actually feral, so originally they didn't have the association with city garbage birds, 'cause they weren't.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorStinky Cheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2019 edited
     
    My daughter really wants a bow and arrow, and despite my wife's objections I was pretty ready to get her one. Then somehow the subject came up a week or so ago and she announced that she wanted it so she could hunt, because she wants to taste squirrel (her frenemy has tasted squirrel her brother killed). Admittedly I do hate the squirrels since once busted into my kitchen last summer, but I just want them gone, not eaten.

    TBF she would no longer question why I don't hunt for our family (uh, because I'm a vegetarian?)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2019
     


    kids can be so weird, lol."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2019
     
    also like, I'd be worried about them shooting all over the neighborhood trying to hit squirrels. Maybe get them hooked on some nice healthy video games?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2019
     
    I assume you'd have to be pretty decent before you could hit something that small and moving?! Arrows wildly through the neighborhood is def a concern.That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    I had a bow and arrow as a kid. Only a 25lb draw, not strong enough to hunt with. I've never heard of hunting squirrels with a bow anyway, usually a .22, but even a strong pellet gun could work.

    My cousin and I used to just shoot arrows off into the woods (we knew and could see nobody was out there), then just go walk through the woods 'til we found them.

    Also, my friend Paul and I used to stand in my parents' yard and shoot arrows straight up, then dodge them as they came down.

    I hope your kid is more responsible than I was?DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2019
     
    man i sometimes can't find my arrows just in the narrow confines of the grass of the range! in the woods...no friggin chance

    also we're maybe going to have to shoot the fucking cat someone abandoned at the farm and i am just so mad at people dumping animals on our property as if leaving an inside cat at a public park is somehow kinder than taking it to a shelterThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    Oh yeah it took a long time, that was part of it. I only ever lost one or two, amazingly.

    Ugh, that's fucking awful.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2019
     
    Is there a game warden they could call with a tranquilizer gun, and then take it to a shelter? It just sucks to have a cat meet its end with a load of bird shot, or whatever.
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2019
     
    surprisefries:Also, my friend Paul and I used to stand in my parents' yard and shoot arrows straight up, then dodge them as they came down.

    I hope your kid is more responsible than I was?


    uhhhhhhhhhhhh WTF, congrats on not dying!

    ^^^ :((((((((( that is so sad. Wtf kind of monster just dumps an indoor animal like that?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2019
     
    someone who suuuucks! we had chickens dumped back in november, and one was already sick and died the first night before we could even catch them. WE'RE NOT THE DUMP/DON'T GET ANIMALS YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF FOREVERThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2019
     
    I volunteered at the Gifford shelter a couple times and they have to have a huge and detailed "ABANDONING ANIMALS IS A CRIME, DON'T BE SHITBAGS" or something to that effect, because a lot of fucking garbage people will just drop a box of actual living animals overnight. Humans are the worst."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2019
     
    i need cameras on the roadThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    a_lion:man i sometimes can't find my arrows just in the narrow confines of the grass of the range! in the woods...no friggin chance

    also we're maybe going to have to shoot the fucking cat someone abandoned at the farm and i am just so mad at people dumping animals on our property as if leaving an inside cat at a public park is somehow kinder than taking it to a shelter


    How hard is it to bring the cat to a shelter? Although... a million years ago I had a flaky girlfriend who adopted this huge dog and then went away leaving me to care for it... and all my roommates hated it and would be mean to it. (TBF it was a huge very insecure dog and it would shit every time you left it alone, and I was messengering so gone most of the day) I called the guy she got the dog from, but he was out of town or something. Long story short I brought it to Angel. They made me feel super guilty, and I was already feeling pretty shitty about the situation.

    In the end original owner was reunited with the dog and I think he found someone else to take it.
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    a_lion:I assume you'd have to be pretty decent before you could hit something that small and moving?! Arrows wildly through the neighborhood is def a concern.


    Probably? I did hit a few squirrels with slingshot pellets, but that was entirely luck (clay pellets, just trying to get them to stop digging holes in my trashbarrels and trying to break into my house).

    Before the topic of hunting came up I was gonna just set up a target down in a meadow where there'd be no one to hit (although now that I think about it, I was gonna use a cliff face as a backstop, but that area is overgrown with wild blackberries, and all this talk of searching for lost arrows has me rethinking that idea). As long as you were somewhat mindful of which way you were shooting I'd think a kid would be okay down in our woods (mostly just not downhill toward the interstate, though I doubt an arrow would ever make it out beyond the trees). Also, there's a constitutional right to hunt on unmarked private land in VT, and for whatever reason people seem to think it's the non-hunter's responsibility not to get shot. I would be pretty surprised if the previous owner didn't hunt on the land.
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2019
     
    ^^sounds like you did the right thing, even if they gave you grief over it, but you weren't the one that intentionally got that dog (and yes i don't know what the situation was with the person that got the cat, but i'm still gonna be pissy at them, and there's no fuckin way someone "accidentally" got 7 chickens last year)

    ^we're going to plant berries this spring, and i've told my assistant guy i'm stationing him outside with a slingshot to fight off the birds =P
    heh right by the berry pricker bushes, teach you not to miss the target pretty quick i guess?That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2019
     
    I mean, going to a (staffed and open) shelter is worlds better than abandoning something that's lived inside all its life in some park to starve or get hurt/die."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2019
     
    haha the shelter people didn't guilt me, but did friggin turn the cat and i away cuz i admitted it's a mean cat. they gave me numbers of people looking for barn cats, so tomorrow i'm supposed to go drop it off outside the house of someone else who wants it, but like, he's not even going to be home, so now i'm a cat dumper. honestly, while it's in a cage, he should really take it to a vet cuz it looks...troubled. and fucker is NOT easy to catch!That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2019
     
    lol I'd be a mean cat too if some asshole human dumped me in a strange place with a bunch of other cats I don't know"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2019
     
    yeah, i mean, i did wake it up by fuckin grabbing it, so, not 100% shocking it flipped the fuck out biting madly (that i could get hands on it before it heard me and woke up makes me think more that it's not healthy)That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2019
     
    :("life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2019
     
    feline hiv + fleas + ...gooey eyes? it's gone now. =/That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    I think I must have a herniated disc or something. Or, at least I hope it's a herniated disc or something similar that will heal on its own.
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2019
     
    That sucks, sorry. I heard that staying hydrated is good for your back somehow.
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    I am not very good about staying hydrated. The good news is I got some advice from a friend-of-a-friend family doc... NSAIDs and Cannabis. Done, done, and what back pain was I going on about?
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    haha that's pretty much my remedy

    i hope for your sake it's just bulging and not actually herniatedDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019 edited
     
    Talked to my mom yesterday, the company she works at got bought and the health insurance plans went to shit. Now no prescriptions are covered at all and her generic medication costs $500 per month. Fuck america eat the rich"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    if 100 people haven't already told you/her, look into the pill company's patient assistance program. the one i had to deal with years ago was INCREDIBLY STRESSFUL AND TERRIBLE but did give me my $830/mo medication free for a few years until i stopped taking itThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    also, no prescription coverage at all is insanely terrible?!?That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2019
     
    reading a library book with a nonbinary character and someone crossed out the hirs and zes to write in hers and hes (like, didn't even pick one gender to force on this person??)That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorStinky Cheez
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2019 edited
     
    Makes me wonder if they actually read it, or took the time to find the book and go through it page by page just to change the pronouns?

    Probably the latter?
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    ^Latter would be my guess. But maybe that's just my bias with regard to people who CARE SO MUCH about a gender binary.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2019
     
    yikes, why

    imagine being that insecure"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2019
     
    emailed the library it came from (i got it interlibrary-ily) and the director said they'll keep an eye out for the book's return. whatever that means as far as actions upon the book's return idk. what a shitlord someone is. book only came out last april, so presumably there's a limited list of who it could even be, that's taken it out since then...That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2019
     
    i think i touched some poison ivy with my gloves in the woodlot, but then apparent just rubbed my gloves all around my neck/ears/face???That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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    nooooooDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2019
     
    oof. Nat's one of those freaks that doesn't react to poison ivy so he'll do things like "I'll rub this all over me for $5" and then he's fine"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2019
     
    man at least hold out for more cash! my ear is swollen and oozing, as soon as my baked goods come out of the oven i'm going to an urgent careThat may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo
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      CommentAuthorStinky Cheez
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2019 edited
     
    Ugh, I don't know if I stopped being allergic, but when I was a kid I was super allergic to PI. Still unsure of why exactly, but one time my whole face sealed over in a puss-y crust. Couldn't even open my eyes that well for a day or so.

    I hope urgent care did something good for you... that sounds pretty yucky/bad.
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2019
     
    got a steroid shot plus a week's worth of steroid pills. so far still feels pretty terrible and my ear is a wonky shape, but hopefully it'll start calming down today?? creating a lot of extra laundry trying to keep potentially contaminated clothes/sheets away from myself!That may be my favorite DQ of all time - nerdo