TheSaint

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  1. The Lego Saturn V kit is still in stores

    Sorry for the necropost, but I just had to update: Thing #2 got his birthday present today.
  2. KSP Age Groups?

    Because after I've spent the day working my ass off and the evening dealing with unruly children sometimes I like to relax by pouring myself a couple fingers of scotch and flying virtual spaceships.
  3. Lovin' The Orville

    Oh, no, thank you. I don't have the slightest urge to work in front of the camera, I've seen what it can do to you. If I were to do anything in Hollywood I would write screenplays for a living. But even to do that you have to be willing to take something that you love and cherish and be willing to hand it over to people who are going to butcher it. Like offering your children to Molech. No, I am happy being a simple country bumpkin.
  4. Thread to complain bout stuff

    They all suck, at least at one point or another. I remember when I ordered my first computer from Dell, way back in 2000. I was on contract work at the time, I was working back-to-back days and not getting lots of time off, so I jiggered things so I would be off the day that it was being delivered so I could sign for it. My apartment faced the street, and i had set up my desk with a clear view out the window (it was quite a nice setup, actually). So I was sitting there all day plugging away at stuff on my laptop and waiting. And waiting. And waiting. The UPS web page said, "Out for delivery." So I kept waiting. Finally at about 5:00 I saw the UPS truck roll up the street. And just keep driving. He didn't even slow down. I go check the page, it still says, "Out for Delivery." So I think, "Well, maybe he's going to come back." I keep checking the page every couple of minutes. And at about 5:25, the page updates, "Failed Delivery: Customer was not available when delivery attempted." WTH! I called up UPS CS and read them the riot act. "Oh, we're so sorry. Your packages have already returned to the distribution center. Another delivery attempt will be made tomorrow." "I'm not going to be here tomorrow. Or the next day." I ended up having to drive 25 minutes out to their distribution center to pick it up myself. The counter lady was all grumpy because she had to stay open 10 minutes late for me, and I'm all, "Well, sorry, but if your driver wasn't a lazy DB then this wouldn't have happened in the first place."
  5. Speaking of Christmas, @Nertea needs to tell us where to ship the cases of coffee.
  6. Thread to complain bout stuff

    That was exactly what came to mind. Steve Martin in his prime.
  7. Thread to complain bout stuff

    VEGETARIAN! Them's fightin' words! I've just never liked it. I'm not into dressing up in costume. I never liked trick-or-treating, it feels like begging to me. I don't like horror movies, or zombies, or anything in that whole genre, really. It's my least favorite holiday on the calendar. I'm just happy every year when it's over and we can move on to Thanksgiving, which is my absolute favorite holiday on the calendar. Nothing to do but eat turkey, hang out with my family, and laugh at all the nitwits running around on Black Friday.
  8. Thread to complain bout stuff

    I hate Halloween. There, I said it.
  9. Is it me or do the surface textures of the inflatable habitats vaguely resemble disposable diapers? Coincidence? JK They look great, can't wait for this to be finished.
  10. I'm bad at this whole 'job' thing.

    Honesty. Go talk to your boss. If your interview went well there's obviously a reason they hired you, so I'll bet that reason will outweigh any negative repercussions that may come out of your past.
  11. What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    When I was in high school I never went to a single homecoming. I always had something more important to do, which usually involved driving me, whichever girl I was dating, and a van-load of our friends to Hollywood or Westwood or Pasadena for dinner, a movie, and staying up way past our bedtimes. Much more fun than sitting around and watching football.
  12. Thread to complain bout stuff

    You set your sights too low.
  13. What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    It's where alumni come back home to their old school and make large donations to the school's building fund. At least that's what the mailings I receive from my alma mater would have me to believe.
  14. What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    I've actually been sweating bullets about it, because just looking at it from up top with the hood open it looked and sounded like the compressor was crapping out, which would mean that even if I fixed it myself it would cost north of $800. But I started taking things apart last night and it just looked like the clutch plate was rubbing on the pulley when it was supposed to be disengaged. So I grabbed a little thin stainless washer, drilled out the center so it fit over the bolt, and used it to shim out the clutch plate another couple hundredths of an inch. Everything lines up perfectly now. LOL, our house isn't like that. If I want to buy something for myself, I'm all, "Honey, I'm buying this." Which works, because I'm the one who thinks, "Do I really need this? Can I make do without it? Can I do this cheaper?" I remember when I was about six or seven one of my dad's friends, Art, was visiting. They're sitting in the living room talking and I was playing in the next room where I could hear them. Art says to my dad, "Hey, your birthday is coming up, what can I get ya?" My dad said, "I dunno. Don't really want anything. I'd rather just get something for the kids." And I remember being just gobsmacked: How could you possibly not want anything for your birthday! And now I'm about the same age he was, and I'm exactly the same way.
  15. What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    I fixed the air conditioning in my truck. With a $0.10 washer. That's a sense of accomplishment.