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On 8/20/2019 at 1:39 AM, the rover said:

I was listening to a radio show on how some finnish people were having to take classes on small talk in order to do international business.  apparently small talk just doesn't normally exist in their culture.  I'd like that.

Yup, true.

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On 8/20/2019 at 1:53 AM, krista4 said:

I have to rethink this.  I described it poorly.  It’s not a vacation.  It’s business; getting in and out in a few days just to keep the streak alive.  Lots of great ideas for legitimate places, but I don’t care what’s there or what I do.  That’s reserved for real vacation.

Damn, though, I need to add Finland to my real vacation list.

I would not do Finland in that case. Just my opinion, but if it's just over a weekend, it should be a city destination, not a place you have to leave the city to appreciate.

I can highly recommend Edinburgh for the food scene. https://edinburgh.org/things-to-do/food-and-drink/fine-dining/

Yes, there are many trips in the countryside that is a must in Scotland, but for a weekend (especially fall/winter), hitting:

That's a slice of heaven to me.

 

ETA: Menus

ETA2: Also have Number One and Restaurant Martin Wishart if you are looking for more Stars. I haven't been to either of those.

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22 minutes ago, charvik said:

I would not do Finland in that case. Just my opinion, but if it's just over a weekend, it should be a city destination, not a place you have to leave the city to appreciate.

I can highly recommend Edinburgh for the food scene. https://edinburgh.org/things-to-do/food-and-drink/fine-dining/

Yes, there are many trips in the countryside that is a must in Scotland, but for a weekend (especially fall/winter), hitting:

That's a slice of heaven to me.

 

ETA: Menus

ETA2: Also have Number One and Restaurant Martin Wishart if you are looking for more Stars. I haven't been to either of those.

This might seal it. Thank you.

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11 minutes ago, krista4 said:

This might seal it. Thank you.

Porn

Porn2

 

ETA: You've been to and enjoyed Louisiana in Humlebæk, right? I think we discussed that at one point. Edinburgh has a place with a similar vibe, the Fruitmarket Gallery.

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6 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Waiting for George Clinton and P-Funk to come out. Beyond psyched.

Review and set list, please

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11 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Waiting for George Clinton and P-Funk to come out. Beyond psyched.

I'm pretty sure he's straight and married.  Don't hold your breath, bud.

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4 hours ago, Uruk-Hai said:

Review and set list, please

I can't really help you with the set list. It was blast, though.

This is allegedly the "Farewell Tour" for George. He's 78,  the band now contains generations of his family, and he's leaving it to them. He sat on the drum riser occasionally while they played songs that were as close to metal as they were to funk. But they also played the songs everybody came to see, and with twenty people on stage at times, it was quite the spectacle.

The only drawback was three opening acts, which made it a five-hour experience on a weeknight. Fishbone was great, but I personally could have done without the other two. OTOH, my GB's son was working one of the bars, and we got some free beer out of the deal.

My alarm went off for 35 minutes this morning before it penetrated my skull. :hangover:

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5 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

I can't really help you with the set list. It was blast, though.

This is allegedly the "Farewell Tour" for George. He's 78,  the band now contains generations of his family, and he's leaving it to them. He sat on the drum riser occasionally while they played songs that were as close to metal as they were to funk. But they also played the songs everybody came to see, and with twenty people on stage at times, it was quite the spectacle.

The only drawback was three opening acts, which made it a five-hour experience on a weeknight. Fishbone was great, but I personally could have done without the other two. OTOH, my GB's son was working one of the bars, and we got some free beer out of the deal.

My alarm went off for 35 minutes this morning before it penetrated my skull. :hangover:

Sweet. I'm jealous. I saw them twice in the late '70s (back stage both times) and it was something to see.

Know if any other old-timers were on stage? 

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On 8/20/2019 at 8:57 PM, 5-ish Finkle said:

So, Fred is SWC?  All that post is missing is a "take that to the bank" and perhaps a "brochaco" or six.

I know I'm behind, but I was thinking the same thing.

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2 hours ago, Uruk-Hai said:

Sweet. I'm jealous. I saw them twice in the late '70s (back stage both times) and it was something to see.

Know if any other old-timers were on stage? 

A couple of the horn players and the amazing guitar player have been with him for 30 years.

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2 hours ago, kevzilla said:

I can't really help you with the set list. It was blast, though.

This is allegedly the "Farewell Tour" for George. He's 78,  the band now contains generations of his family, and he's leaving it to them. He sat on the drum riser occasionally while they played songs that were as close to metal as they were to funk. But they also played the songs everybody came to see, and with twenty people on stage at times, it was quite the spectacle.

The only drawback was three opening acts, which made it a five-hour experience on a weeknight. Fishbone was great, but I personally could have done without the other two. OTOH, my GB's son was working one of the bars, and we got some free beer out of the deal.

My alarm went off for 35 minutes this morning before it penetrated my skull. :hangover:

Assuming it was this show

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/parliament-funkadelic/2019/heb-center-at-cedar-park-cedar-park-tx-239f2c77.html

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On 5/8/2019 at 12:21 PM, mr. furley said:

super

my 10 year old does this "circle game" and thinks it's hilarious

guess i have to report her to the FBI

the white nationalist thing is great because i brought it up to my daughter every time she did it and now it got her to stop doing it.

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5 hours ago, kevzilla said:

I can't really help you with the set list. It was blast, though.

This is allegedly the "Farewell Tour" for George. He's 78,  the band now contains generations of his family, and he's leaving it to them. He sat on the drum riser occasionally while they played songs that were as close to metal as they were to funk. But they also played the songs everybody came to see, and with twenty people on stage at times, it was quite the spectacle.

The only drawback was three opening acts, which made it a five-hour experience on a weeknight. Fishbone was great, but I personally could have done without the other two. OTOH, my GB's son was working one of the bars, and we got some free beer out of the deal.

My alarm went off for 35 minutes this morning before it penetrated my skull. :hangover:

I saw them locally last summer.  No opener IIRC, and a smallish venue.  Great show and glad I got to see him before he retired.

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38 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

polly definitely wants a cracker

Polly is a cracker

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At the bar. It's karaoke night. I was not previously aware that I hated myself, but here we ####### are.

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After worrying about it over the weekend, I just gave notice with far less reaction from the boss than I expected.

 

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51 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

After worrying about it over the weekend, I just gave notice with far less reaction from the boss than I expected.

 

Congrats?

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3 hours ago, cosjobs said:


El Floppo cannot receive messages. wth

Bunch of messages I hadn't seen. 

You rang?

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Good luck, @El Floppo

Roverkid started her sophomore year of high school at a new school today.   She didn't want to go back to her old school and have to answer questions about disappearing for the second semester last year.    She seems pretty happy, and actually knows more people at this school that she did at the school she went to last year.   

The nutritionist and her doctor both like where she's at, and she doesn't show any warning signs of relapsing.   She's on a more relaxed diet regimen, so hopefully it will work out for her now that she's back in school.   She's going to start voice lessons again in a couple weeks and she's going to go to Milan and Paris for fashion week at the end of September.   I don't know if she'll ever get back to volleyball.  She still has concussion symptoms and a headache every day.   

Today seems weird after all that happened over the last year.   I had my doubts she'd ever go back to regular school.  I really hope she can have a "normal" year, make some friends, go to football games and homecoming, and get to be a regular kid.   

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10 hours ago, the rover said:

Good luck, @El Floppo

Roverkid started her sophomore year of high school at a new school today.   She didn't want to go back to her old school and have to answer questions about disappearing for the second semester last year.    She seems pretty happy, and actually knows more people at this school that she did at the school she went to last year.   

The nutritionist and her doctor both like where she's at, and she doesn't show any warning signs of relapsing.   She's on a more relaxed diet regimen, so hopefully it will work out for her now that she's back in school.   She's going to start voice lessons again in a couple weeks and she's going to go to Milan and Paris for fashion week at the end of September.   I don't know if she'll ever get back to volleyball.  She still has concussion symptoms and a headache every day.   

Today seems weird after all that happened over the last year.   I had my doubts she'd ever go back to regular school.  I really hope she can have a "normal" year, make some friends, go to football games and homecoming, and get to be a regular kid.   

Awesome news.

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On 8/26/2019 at 8:57 AM, El Floppo said:

After worrying about it over the weekend, I just gave notice with far less reaction from the boss than I expected.

Flop,

Not sure how much you'll be here with your new endeavor and all so let me be one of those to wish you much success and continued happiness with your work situation. It's good to have you around. Peace, man.

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Well, since my Mom moved to WA, I guess it was only a matter of time before she offered me pot.

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7 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Well, since my Mom moved to WA, I guess it was only a matter of time before she offered me pot.

As someone who assiduously smoked pot for five years of my life and watched said five years lost to nothing productive, I can assure you you're only missing out on some sensory perception regarding your favorite musical acts, etc. Nothing big.

Hmm...then again, maybe I'll just open mouth and insert foot here. 

(note to self: Big thing here is the Mom...the Mom...)

I have nothing to say about that, really. Hey, it's de rigueur these days, right?  

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8 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Well, since my Mom moved to WA, I guess it was only a matter of time before she offered me pot.

A couple of months back one of my cousins gave my mom some edibles.  Like big bar of Hershey’s with almonds...and weed.

Mom said they made her sick.  I volunteered to take them off her hands.

Takes 45-60 mins but mellow AF.

Anyway..that’s my Chad Chat.

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She's encouraging me to take it for sleep.  She and my stepfather hung out with their new neighbors tonight, and the neighbors are really into it for aches/pains and sleep.  They gave my Mom some, which she emailed to say she would "share" with me to help with my sleep.

Aren't moms supposed to discourage their kids from drug use?  Now I feel like I have to use it just to please my mom.  :lol: 

(Probably won't, though.  I've gone this far in my life without trying it; why start now?)

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7 hours ago, krista4 said:

(Probably won't, though.  I've gone this far in my life without trying it; why start now?)

[McConaughey]

It'd be cooler if you did

[/McConaughey]

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The first time I had edibles I ended up stuck in an elevator, for what felt like an hour, because I forgot to push the button.

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14 minutes ago, Bucky86 said:

The first time I had edibles I ended up stuck in an elevator, for what felt like an hour, because I forgot to push the button.

:lol: I'd give edibles a try, although I'd prefer Tanner's "mellow AF" dosage I think. 

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8 hours ago, krista4 said:

She's encouraging me to take it for sleep.  She and my stepfather hung out with their new neighbors tonight, and the neighbors are really into it for aches/pains and sleep.  They gave my Mom some, which she emailed to say she would "share" with me to help with my sleep.

Aren't moms supposed to discourage their kids from drug use?  Now I feel like I have to use it just to please my mom.  :lol: 

(Probably won't, though.  I've gone this far in my life without trying it; why start now?)

If you have trouble sleeping, go down to your local shop and ask for a strain for sleep.  They’ll almost certainly have an edible or something for that.  You’ll sleep better than you have in your life. 

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1 minute ago, heckmanm said:

:lol: I'd give edibles a try, although I'd prefer Tanner's "mellow AF" dosage I think. 

Definitely start with half the recommended dosage and wait AT LEAST 60-90 minutes before having more. I had these 50 mg THC sour gummy strips meant to be torn in half that I ate whole. 40 minutes later I had another because I wasn't feeling anything. BIG MISTAKE.

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9 hours ago, McJose said:

A couple of months back one of my cousins gave my mom some edibles.  Like big bar of Hershey’s with almonds...and weed.

Mom said they made her sick.  I volunteered to take them off her hands.

Takes 45-60 mins but mellow AF.

Anyway..that’s my Chad Chat.

Just had my first experience with one of those Kiva bars....looking forward to when they are legal in IL.

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31 minutes ago, Bucky86 said:

Definitely start with half the recommended dosage and wait AT LEAST 60-90 minutes before having more. I had these 50 mg THC sour gummy strips meant to be torn in half that I ate whole. 40 minutes later I had another because I wasn't feeling anything. BIG MISTAKE.

I've heard so many stories like this....glad I just waited a bit.

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i don't care for weed.  but, i'd like to try some CBD oil for my various aches.  i don't want to go ask mckenzi, down at the cbd store, what to take.  any of you stoners know anything about cbd oil?  or maybe your moms do?

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8 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

i don't care for weed.  but, i'd like to try some CBD oil for my various aches.  i don't want to go ask mckenzi, down at the cbd store, what to take.  any of you stoners know anything about cbd oil?  or maybe your moms do?

Dr Oz or Joe Rogan might be able to help.

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@krista4

Trump recommends Puerto Rico. For the foreign country non-vacation. Not for the weed.

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56 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

i don't care for weed.  but, i'd like to try some CBD oil for my various aches.  i don't want to go ask mckenzi, down at the cbd store, what to take.  any of you stoners know anything about cbd oil?  or maybe your moms do?

been taking 10mg of cbd around 8:30 - 9 every night and have slept like a champ for little more than a month now.

for years i woke up often in the night with serious back pain. since taking cbd gel caps at night.. no more pain. i wake up and roll right out of bed without issue. before cbd, i could feel tight, sharp pain for hours sometimes after getting out of bed. only thing that seemed to help was taking the dog for a 30-45 minute walk to loosen up.

now i don't need that at all.

doesn't make me drowsy, or dry mouth as i've read some people have experienced. all it does is help me get a relaxed night of sleep. would recommend.

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If only there were other activities that could loosen you up that time of night.

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1 hour ago, DA RAIDERS said:

i don't care for weed.  but, i'd like to try some CBD oil for my various aches.  i don't want to go ask mckenzi, down at the cbd store, what to take.  any of you stoners know anything about cbd oil?  or maybe your moms do?

I use a 50% CBD/50% THC salve for my knees and lower back.   As I understand it, you want THC for its anti-inflammatory properties.  The one I use is called Salvation.   I partially tore my MCL and medial meniscus a few years ago.   If I do too much on that knee, it gets very sore.   The salve gives me a significant amount of relief.

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