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by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Taxing!
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

Re: My 2012 Tax Return. (Help Please)

I received mine within two to three weeks of filing. After the fed or state has received and accepted your returns, you should get another e-mail not from TurboTax, but from University National Bank, located in California. There's also a company called Santa Barbara Tax Products Group. The Fed will ...
by PatrickRsGhost
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 68939

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Anyone here ever had a Whataburger ? I had one when I was down in Florida back in January, and it was probably the best fast food burger I've ever had. Not as good as Five Guys, but for quicker service than Five Guys, I found them to be superior to McDonald's or Burger King. Sadly, we don't have one...
by PatrickRsGhost
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 43699

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

When I moved in with my grandmother to take care of her (she had renal disease), I had learned to cook a lot of dishes. The first couple of times with most were full of fail, but as I cooked them more often, I picked up a lot. One of said items I learned to cook from her was gravy. Brown gravy, whi...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book List: What do we know Randall's read?
Replies: 19
Views: 6830

Re: Book List: What do we know Randall's read?

Indeed, the first thing that comes to mind with "Indian Burial Ground" is "The Shining", followed closely by "The Amityville Horror". "The Shining" had nothing to do with an Indian Burial Ground. It was just a hotel that had seen some fucked up shit in its da...
by PatrickRsGhost
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tired of throwing away my lunch.
Replies: 17
Views: 4799

Re: Tired of throwing away my lunch.

Do you have someplace outside the lunch pack to store the bread, like a locker or a backpack (granted it doesn't get smushed)? You could try keeping the bread elsewhere, and still pack the lunch meats, condiments, and cold drink in the lunch pack, then when you're ready to eat, just grab the loaf of...
by PatrickRsGhost
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

I went to collect him after a procedure that required general anaesthetic, and he was still a bit dopey. I sat in the waiting room, and the nurse went to put him into his carry-cage. There was the sound of a cat screaming as though being tortured and then the nurse came out to get another nurse for...
by PatrickRsGhost
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

Paddington would just love to be outside. He stares out windows for hours in all areas of the house. If that window has some sunshine in it, BONUS! I have a feeling we would be drowning in dead and dying mice and rabbits if he was let out. Unfortunately, we live on a major street with cars and truc...
by PatrickRsGhost
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

Charybdis and Scylla both like to carry around a toy mouse, yowling in that special "We have prey for you!" way, and bring it to the bed when we are sitting and reading before sleep, and drop it between us. Our old gray-and-white cat Bill the First (he got that title after we took in anot...
by PatrickRsGhost
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

When my mom and I went down to Pensacola, FL a couple of weeks ago, we stayed at the boarding house my biological dad lived in, until he got sick. The landlady's cat, Suki, took to my mom and I very quickly. The landlady said she had never seen her friend Catherine behave like that; she usually stay...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

We have two handicapped cats. Crystal is a white cat with blue eyes. Whenever a white cat is born with blue eyes, There's a 99% chance they'll be stone deaf. Although, I think she has Siamese blue eyes, which are different than regular blue eyes. Siamese blue is a bit deeper, darker shade of blue, b...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

Aw, Blue sounds like he was a wonderful cat. We recently adopted a part Siamese kitten, and she does a lot of similar things as Blue. Meows constantly, seemingly at nothing, and runs through the house. Our other poor cat gets so confused by her sometimes. She tears things up like a dog would. My mo...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

When I was in my early to mid teens, we had a Siamese Tabby Point named "Blue". I've heard of cats acting crazy; Blue was fucking psychotic . He would run around the house, talking to himself. When he'd get up a full head of steam, he would charge from one side of the house to the other, u...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 10592

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

Cats hate water, right? They hate getting wet, right? Try telling that to our tuxedo cat, Jack. She (yes, Jack is a female...we thought she was a male when she was still a kitten) will get in the kitchen sink and sit in one of the basins. She insists on having a "water game", where we turn...
by PatrickRsGhost
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do with $10,000?
Replies: 138
Views: 13309

Re: What would you do with $10,000?

Someone a while back said money doesn't buy happiness, but it does pay off debt, which is sort of the same thing. It's really the exact same thing. Trust me, as someone who's been eyebrow-deep in the debt shitpile, paying off a credit card or bill is like having a huge weight removed from you. I fel...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 685
Views: 244705

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

My mom found quite possibly the best damn brownies in the world. Once you try these, you will never want to go back to the store-bought mixes, or bakery brownies. The Best Damn Brownies In The World 1½ cups sugar (287.5 gm) ¾ cup all-purpose flour (75 gm) ¾ cup cocoa powder (83.4 gm) (Ghirardelli is...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Differences between original version and movie tie-in.
Replies: 15
Views: 39537

Re: Differences between original version and movie tie-in.

Well, there are these: http://www.amazon.com/Jurassic-Park-Junior-Novelization-Herman/dp/044840172X http://www.amazon.com/Lost-World-Jurassic-Junior-Novelization/dp/0448415763 They're novelizations of the movies and have no ties to the books unless it was in the film. I remember reading the Lost Wo...
by PatrickRsGhost
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 18885

Re: 0995: "Coin Star"

At this point, they have three choices: 1. Use the bank to redeem the coins. 2. Use the store to redeem the coins (register or desk). 3. Coinstar. I use cash for most of what I buy these days - it's a spending control mechanism, I take out a fixed sum at the start of the week, and that's what I spe...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

Forgot to mention I got my SS gift this past Wednesday. Was a nice specimen of snow from Winter 2010 (by the way, we do get snow in the South, just not as much or often as up North, in Michigan) preserved on a microscope slide (dammit, now I need to find a cheap microscope...had one when I was a kid...
by PatrickRsGhost
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 18885

Re: How do people get all these coins?

The thing that puzzles me is how individuals end up with vast piles of coins. Businesses I understand - but they have cash management services from their banks. I can imagine an eight-year-old saving pennies, but an adult? Usually when I pay with cash, I just hand over the bills and take whatever c...
by PatrickRsGhost
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0995: "Coin Star"
Replies: 105
Views: 18885

Re: How do people get all these coins?

The thing that puzzles me is how individuals end up with vast piles of coins. Businesses I understand - but they have cash management services from their banks. I can imagine an eight-year-old saving pennies, but an adult? I'm guessing you never worked a food service job in a tipping culture. Or me...
by PatrickRsGhost
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do I get my former employer to pay me?
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: How do I get my former employer to pay me?

First off, were the four days you were at the factory in the beginning of the week, in the middle, or towards the end? For example, did you start on a Friday and end on a Monday, or have the orientation on Thursday and Friday, had the weekend off (factory closed on weekends, which in my experience i...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 20481

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

This year (so far) I got: $25 from grandma in Alabama $20 from parents $25 from boss (he said it was from his wife, but I know better) a $10 Chick-Fil-A gift card from a co-worker a bunch of homemade cookies and candies from another co-worker Thinking of buying myself a tablet PC, but may wait a whi...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

PatrickRsGhost: The cookies are delicious, and the tea is wonderful... especially if you pair the peppermint tea with the cookies :D I had a feeling the peppermint tea would go great with the cookies. There was peppermint in the frosting, but many people couldn't tell. I had bought some of the pepp...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

I'm slightly worried that my package wasn't received... especially since I sent it over two-weeks ago... I really hope that's not the case :? Isn't it quite normal for the mail to be slowed down that close to christmas? Or does that only happen in Norway / Northern europe? Here in the US, things de...
by PatrickRsGhost
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

I got a package today... all the way from Georgia :) burmese and secret santa surprise 005.JPG What's inside?? burmese and secret santa surprise 004.JPG tea and cookies :D yummy! and thank you so much :) You're quite welcome. Hope you enjoy the cookies. Everyone I know that's tried them loved them.
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

Just got back from UPS Store and getting oil changed. ETA should be Friday, but there's no guarantee.
by PatrickRsGhost
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

Got mine finished last night. Will ship out this weekend, unless I can find a UPS store near work.
by PatrickRsGhost
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13397
Views: 1434926

Re: Today I Learned

I think they were trying to say that they
by PatrickRsGhost
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Childhood Defining Foods
Replies: 39
Views: 8296

Re: Childhood Defining Foods

Haven't seen gummy coke bottles since I moved south of MD, but still keep a jar of gummy bears sitting around. If I get the cheap kind, I leave them between paper towels for a couple days to wick away the excess oil. I prefer the Black Forest brand, but still leave them out for a day or two to dry ...
by PatrickRsGhost
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel in the US
Replies: 29
Views: 3424

Re: Travel in the US

I don't know if it's the same with US airlines, but there is basically no downside to having membership with all of the three main airline alliances' (Skyteam, Oneworld and Star Alliance) loyalty schemes. You just join the loyalty scheme for an airline in each alliance, and can accrue miles wheneve...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?
Replies: 57
Views: 8422

Re: xkcd fora 2011 Secret Santa: Better late than never?

Username: PatrickRsGhost Are you okay with getting packages explicitly stating "from the internet!"/crazily decorated: YES Hobbies: Paranormal/supernatural research, classic cartoons, humor (the witty kind, like Marx Bros...I already have a large collection of their movies.) Favourite colo...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 14493

Re: 0976: "Sail"

Smoke bubbles are fun! I have tried all kind of smoke. Not any one kind seems much better than the others to me. But, the simple little kid bubbles are easy to carry, easy to replace and confuse more than the cat. And; It is easy to make smoke bubbles with them. On a humid day, smoke bubbles last a...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)
Replies: 41
Views: 26260

Re: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)

I have to say this latest episode...just damn. Everybody's fucked up, aren't they? Half-Burned Man didn't kill his family and try to burn the house down; he told his wife he was leaving her for Constance (the neighbor) and so she (the wife) got the "If you can't have me,...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you last customize your OS sounds?
Replies: 21
Views: 2151

Re: When did you last customize your OS sounds?

When I had my old Dell PC, shortly after first getting the Internet, I had used some Looney Tunes sounds for different prompts. At startup I had used Bugs Bunny's song from "Rabbit of Seville", but it bogged things down. Also used Marvin the Martian's "Where's the kaboom?" for an...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)
Replies: 41
Views: 26260

Re: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)

We learn that Addie is really her second child; Tate (the psychotic boyfriend) is her first. He really cared for his sister, really loved her. It was good to see a softer side of the neighbor, and the psycho boyfriend. Did they say that Addie was younger than Tate? (I was playing Terrar...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 14493

Re: 0976: "Sail"

Is no one else seeing that as an actual cloth sail that's been dipped in soap water? Would that work? No. It wouldn't. There would be a foam of small bubbles on the surface of the fabric. There would be a small film of soap over every hole in the cloth sail which resulted in a tiny bubble if wind w...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 14493

Re: 0976: "Sail"

When I was a kid, I remember a toy came out that looked very similar to the sail. It was called "Dip Stix" and the idea was it helped you make bubbles the size of minivans, or even commuter buses. I asked for one for my birthday. I ended up with a "Bubble Thing", which basically...
by PatrickRsGhost
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0976: "Sail"
Replies: 61
Views: 14493

Re: 0976: "Sail"

edit: sailing is awesome. this is a blast from the nostalgic past; bubbles used to be are the shit. FTFY. Seriously, you're never too old to blow bubbles. I used to keep a bottle of Mr. Bubbles by TootsieToy around for whenever I needed to blow. May get a bottle of the "Miracle Bubbles" s...
by PatrickRsGhost
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friday Afternoon Blues?
Replies: 15
Views: 3914

Re: Friday Afternoon Blues?

Depends on which Friday it is. If it's the Friday before our monthly meeting, I'd be seen busting ass all afternoon trying to get status reports updated, printed, and sorted out and ready to place in boss' chair. I have to print 12 copies of our county SPLOST report, 12 copies of a particular state ...
by PatrickRsGhost
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)
Replies: 41
Views: 26260

Re: American Horror Story (aka, people in gimp suits)

I thought her story was that her potential acting career was ruined by the birth of her daughter, the one we see. Unless you're thinking the daughter is a second child, her first being had when she was 15, it doesn't fit with her story presuming she's been at all honest. We learn that Addie...

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