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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2011 17:35      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
that sulfuric acid and latex gloves don't mix. They turn red and brown and that was about when I ripped them off my hands because clearly my clever plan to double-glove wasn't working out as expected. Fortunately, I had a pair of nitriles underneath them. I think I already knew that about latex and sulfuric - I don't recall ever working with any strong acid while wearing anything other than heavy rubber gloves over nitriles but, because what I was trying to do was rather delicate, I swapped the heavy stuff for latex so I could still more or less use my fingers. Oops.

Anyway, what important lessons did the rest of you learn or relearn today?

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
- The Decemberists

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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2011 20:30      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am insulted by your supposition that I have learned or will learn something today.

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Everything is bigger in Texas, especially their morons. (I heard that for the first time today, but really deep down, I already knew that.)

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"If they're not gonna make a distinction between Muslims and violent extremists, then why should I take the time to distinguish between decent, fearful white people and racists?"

-Assif Mandvi

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GrumpySteen

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TIL that the demand for phychiatrists isn't going to end anytime soon

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steampunkgrrrl
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I relearned that taking Nyquil at 2 AM does not mean you will wake up before noon, or without a serious nyquil hangover.

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A Steampunk's Musings

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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2011 17:04      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Today I learned that it is important to have the lip of a pie shell go all the way around the pie, should you plan to fill the shell up to the tippy-top.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2011 18:33      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Today I learned that my raven-haired Druidling V2.0f is a closet redhead.

In amongst her predominantly jet black hair she has a few red ones, the same shade as her dad's.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Yesterday I confirmed my suspicion that hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are all the same stinkin' kind of storm but in a different geographic area.

The Atlantic storm name is obviously the correct one because, really, "Rock Me Like a Typhoon?" Puh-lease [Roll Eyes]

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Ugh!

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2011 14:22      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TIL that it's actually Thursday. [crazy]

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted June 03, 2011 04:49      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
TIL that it's actually Thursday. [crazy]

I've been surprised at what day it is all week. Stupid holidays. [ohwell]

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Ugh!

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted June 03, 2011 09:35      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh the holiday part was nice. I needed that.

Anyway, today I learned that, for the first time in ~7 years, bubonic plague has been found in a pet in my city. It's endemic to the wildlife around here, especially the prairie dogs, but this year a cat got it too and the humane society is advising people to keep their cats indoors. Which is fine for kreziserb and I since our cat is supposed to be an indoor cat anyway (the cat, of course, has his own opinion) but I am left wondering why this sort of thing doesn't happen more often. The cat's been treated and returned to its people. Apparently it contracted the disease from a dead squirrel.

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
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CommanderShroom
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Makes me glad our mutt likes to be inside whenever possible.

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Does he know our big secret?
Has one of us confessed?
'Bout the wires circuits and motors
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TIL...what Saturn looks like through a telescope (and not from GIS/Wiki...). Whee! [Smile]

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There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, taxes, and reading about fake illnesses online...

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Xanthine

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Icon 14 posted June 03, 2011 16:19      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Pretty spectacular, huh?

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And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 03, 2011 19:57      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was about 14 when I first peered through my birthday-present eyepeice and saw those lovely rings, I still remember it like it was yesterday.

Definitely one of the most impressive things you can see with a cheap telescope (unless you have neighbours who are careless with their curtains [Wink] ).

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