Thursday, April 28, 2016 | |

Luckily, my relationship deteriorated to a point where I was confident that, no matter how little I was allowed to expect, I wasn’t getting half it. I broke up with her.

Upon this turn of fortune, I almost immediately found myself in another relationship. I really do mean “found myself” - neither of us expected it to happen - we were just having fun and we suddenly realized that things were working better than we ever could have imagined. This confounded us both because we simply didn’t think it was possible to be so congruous with another person this easily. But that’s when I finally had a good answer to my question.

What am I allowed to expect? A lot.

Dash the curry

Dash the curry

Dash the curry

I used to say that that compatibility was overrated and adaptability was key to a lasting relationship, but I also felt lucky to be where I was and I didn’t realize that things could be better. My last girlfriend and I were not naturally compatible at all, but we made it work for a very long time because, despite our many differences, we romanticized the stubbornness of sticking together through all the rough spots. I thought that time and familiarity would erode our mismatched edges until we rested against each other like stones in a wall. What we experienced instead was a perpetual grind between two diamond-hard wills until we both were dust.

I have an Anvil

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I have an anvil that is in the 90-100 lbs range and I don't have a place to use it at home. I would like to donate it to the club if anyone thinks that it would be useful and not just something taking up more space. Let me know if the club would like it.

The reported mean of 7.7 is misleading because it appears that close to half of your participants are scoring below that mean

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  • children were referred to as "epsilons" (because in mathematics, particularly calculus, an arbitrarily small positive quantity is commonly denoted by the Greek letter (ε))
  • Women were "bosses".
  • Men were "slaves".
  • People who stopped doing mathematics had "died".
  • People who physically died had "left".
  • Alcoholic drinks were "poison".
  • Music (except classical music) was "noise".
  • People who had married were "captured".
  • People who had divorced were "liberated".
  • To give a mathematical lecture was "to preach".
  • To give an oral exam to a student was "to torture" him/her.

Pathway leading to a residential garden (ballpoint pen)

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·        Each team commonly consists of two three, or more individuals. Ranch rodeo teams usually have four members.

·        Competitions may include cowboys on horses. If so, one or two team members are on horseback; the others are on foot. Other events have all team members afoot.

·        One individual (occasionally two), called the "mugger", is tasked with holding the animal's head. Another, the "milker", generally the fastest person on the team, attempts to milk the cow. Some teams have an "anchor man" whose primary duty is to hold onto the rope that restrains the cow.

·        Some competitions place the cows in the bucking chutes and all teams compete at once. Each cow is already wearing a halter with a long lead rope,] or a lasso around its neck. A team member, usually the anchor man, is given the rope of their cow prior to the opening of the chutes.

·        Other competitions require the contestants to rope their cow.

·        Ranch rodeo competitions generally have only one or two teams compete at a time, and the timer starts when the cow crosses the steer roping line. Team members cannot cross the start line before the cow does without incurring a time penalty. A cowboy on horseback will try to rope the cow. If they miss once, the roper can try again; but there is a two-loop limit for roping attempts.

·        Once the cow is roped, the team members on foot will try to hold the cow still so it can be milked. The rope must be taken off the saddle horn before milking starts. Usually, the roper must also dismount, and is often the person who starts milking the cow.

·        The cow is milked into a bottle; usually an empty soda bottle.

·        One of the team members runs (on foot) with the bottle to the judge. The timer stops when they cross the line to reach the judge.

·        The judge will verify that the task has been completed by pouring the milk out of the bottle. If no milk comes out of the bottle, the team is disqualified.

·        There is a time limit, usually of two minutes; if the task is not completed within the time limit, the team is disqualified.

·        The fastest time wins.

Ironically, I feel left out. I am on the other end of the spectrum. Kind of like what this guy described after the treatment, although I've been dealing with it my whole life, so I don't get all worried.

All the birds have flown up and gone

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The fine art of bludgeoning an electronic device in order to encourage it to work properly. Vigorous usage of this technique often renders said device permanently nonfunctional.

llamo por teléfono a mí mismo,

y nadie respondió

CzernobogChornobohCrnobog and Tchernobog is a Slavic deity, whose name means black god, about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively.

I am trying to buy banjo strings in Puerto Rico

Friday, April 15, 2016 | |

king trumpet mushroom
French horn mushroom
king oyster mushroom
king brown mushroom
boletus of the steppes, 
trumpet royale

The Miwok believed there existed a "people who lived before real people"

Monday, April 4, 2016 | |

To some extent, Gillis has taken the opportunity to kick up his heels a bit. He toured far less in 2013 than in years past and spent a lot of time hanging with his “friends with real jobs” in his hometown of Pittsburgh, where they may hit a TGI Friday's in the suburbs or see a Steelers-jersey-filled house show for "some weirdo band." His day-to-day consists of waking up “in the afternoon, checking WorldStar and email, and then just working on tunes.”

Gillis is controlled by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan, a prince in Abu Dhabi’s royal family. To non-Emiratis, Sheikh Mansour is best known as the majority owner of Manchester City Football Club. For decades, Manchester City had been overshadowed by its local rival, Manchester United. When Mansour bought the team, five years ago, he spent nearly six hundred million dollars buying up talent from around the world; in 2012, the club won its first Premier League title in forty-four years. Mansour evidently wants to repeat this formula with d.j.s. So far, he has spent more than a hundred million dollars on Hakkasan Las Vegas.

On reaching the top, Tinney faces overhanging peat and grass. "There were no holds to finish on so I pulled on the grass, which ripped out and then I fell,” he says.