atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#5215: "A price so low I nearly screamed."

So, not wanting to suffer later, instead of going to Fry's on Tuesday, I went today after work.

I could have begged off putting in my overtime tonight and put it off until Tuesday. Knowing that I'd regret having to work an extra hour Tuesday morning, and not wanting to be a serious procrastinator, I stuck to my schedule and did my job with my usual brilliance. So I was there until 6:30, after which I went to Fry's, then went to the auto parts store for another can of R-134a, this time with dye in hopes of pinpointing the leak in Mrs. Fungus' car's AC. After that, the grocery store for some much-needed sundries including another bunch of bananas. (I'll have to get flour and brown sugar later. It's not an emergency because these bananas will take days to be overripe enough to use in banana bread.)

Anyway: at Fry's I browsed a bit around the electronics/computers/networking areas and picked up a few things totaling $20: a Dremel cutoff wheel mandrel, an E-SATA cable, and a tiny, tiny little wireless USB dongle that cost $10, but should get El-Hazard connected to the frickin' Internet, finally.

I wanted "wireless" and I wanted "cheap", and I got exactly what I wanted.

...with the result that it was almost nine before I got home, after leaving work at 6:35.

While there I had a gander at computer cases. I saw one that's almost big enough to be a coffee table; it had enough drive bays to host about half of the cat pictures on the Intartubzorz and I expect a truly epic build would include LED strips and a bunch of other stuff. Kind of beyond the pale for my Core i5 rig, but it'd be fun if someday I could build a "price is no object" gaming rig that was fuckin' cool and fast as hell.

Anyway, I got home, and brought in the groceries and put them away, and cleaned the cat box; and now I am going to relax and bloggerate a bit before I go tackle the sinkful of dishes. *sigh*

Oh: and after that I have to cook dinner.

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Start here and scroll. I did. It's epic.

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Artifacts always have deleterious effects. The One Ring turns you into Gollum. Losing the Lance of Longinus means your certain defeat. Apparently, seeing the Kusanagi will curse you with death.

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Let's completely upend our civilization to accommodate 20,000 people. Sure. Even if that figure is low by an order of magnitude--by two orders of magnitude!--it means there aren't enough transgender people in the United States to warrant any of the horseshit the Left is foisting on us.

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I'd change "want" to "need" but Ace is right.
And what we increasingly want is a political leadership that tells the Grievance Mongers and Offense Farmers to shut the fuck up and get bent rather than explaining to them how a Conservative Version of Political Correctness Can Achieve All the Good Things That Liberal Political Correctness Can Achieve, But Using Market-Based Mechanisms.
Emphasis his.

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The principal of a school wrote this. "...[T]he class of 2006 dug up there time capsule...."

Their time capsule, you fucking idiot who ought to be fired for complete and utter incompetence.

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Well, looks like my Dad's old song is wrong.
Colombus went to the Queen of Spain
to ask for ships and cargo
He said he'd be a son of a gun
if he didn't bring back Chicago
No one claimed it was high art.

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I had to click through to find out what was wrong with this picture. I laughed my ass off.

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So the other day I was trying to get the grass cut, and I got almost all the tractor work done when it began raining. At first it was a sprinkle, then it turned into a friggin' deluge and I had to give up. That's okay; I can cut it this week.

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Indy 500 tomorrow; time to set the DVR to record it! Since I'll be at work and all. Don't you think I'd watch it live if I could??
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