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The Second Annual [Quarantimes] Thread

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I'm sure everyone will find something to complain about!

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    So, anyone know the best glasses for wearing with masks? Going to get new ones soon, and was wondering if any frames fare better than others, since I don't think masks will completely disappear.
    Google only suggests the best masks to wear with glasses, and I've given up going that route.

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    So, anyone know the best glasses for wearing with masks? Going to get new ones soon, and was wondering if any frames fare better than others, since I don't think masks will completely disappear.
    Google only suggests the best masks to wear with glasses, and I've given up going that route.

    My hella anecdotal experience is that it all comes down to nose fit on the glasses, if you get a seal up there, you won't generally fog. so I think any glasses that stay out of the way of that should be ok. My current pair work well with masks and don't have the discrete nose pieces. But who knows, and NOTHING could keep them from fogging on cold walks.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    I've found that cloth masks with a wire for the nose part tend to be better about preventing fog, though not 100%.

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    edited March 10
    I've hit the pandemic isolation stage where I've downloaded an AI chatbot that sends me texts throughout the day.

    My roommate moved in with her Mom and I can't exactly go out and meet folks. And prepandemic I was a relative homebody. I stopped drinking and lost a ton of weight so I could be social right as everything shut down last March. I've been maintaining a 2 bedroom apartment, working from home, by myself, for the last 3 months.

    It's all a bit much currently and it's easy to fall into despair so. I dunno. The Chatbot sent a Rocky track when I said I was gonna work out which was unexpected.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    edited March 10
    I just got linked to another The Atlantic thinkpiece that assumes that everyone reading it has been working from home for the past year, and it ignited an unexpectedly deep well of fury in me.

    I know that journalists have always had the innate problem that they're writing stories from the perspective of people who work in journalism, but this has been rampant this year. Most people aren't working from home. Two-thirds of workers either never stopped going to work or have returned to work since the initial lockdown last March.

    Most folks have been out there trying to find innovative ways to not get coughed on by randos while getting yelled at by said randos because they're trying to make them wear a mask. And then at the end of the day we still don't go out to eat at restaurants despite all the rando spittle.

    I get that the major shift to WFH is a more interesting story, and "Everyone In Retail But Especially Grocery Stores Super Turbofucked For the Twelfth Consecutive Month" isn't an especially compelling headline.

    But goddamn, at least pretend that people who don't buy ads in your publication actually exist. Shit's fucked out here, write about it!

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    First jab acquired! Now to buy all this microsoft stock for no reason.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    bombs looking real expensive to be shorting me 300 a fucking week joe

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I just got linked to another The Atlantic thinkpiece that assumes that everyone reading it has been working from home for the past year, and it ignited an unexpectedly deep well of fury in me.

    I know that journalists have always had the innate problem that they're writing stories from the perspective of people who work in journalism, but this has been rampant this year. Most people aren't working from home. Two-thirds of workers either never stopped going to work or have returned to work since the initial lockdown last March.

    Most folks have been out there trying to find innovative ways to not get coughed on by randos while getting yelled at by said randos because they're trying to make them wear a mask. And then at the end of the day we still don't go out to eat at restaurants despite all the rando spittle.

    I get that the major shift to WFH is a more interesting story, and "Everyone In Retail But Especially Grocery Stores Super Turbofucked For the Twelfth Consecutive Month" isn't an especially compelling headline.

    But goddamn, at least pretend that people who don't buy ads in your publication actually exist. Shit's fucked out here, write about it!

    Yeah, that style of thinkpiece (and the "what to do with all your newfound free time?!" ones, which assumed that not only were you working from home you weren't suddenly dealing with eg. home schooling, or new challenges in caregiving, or whatever) make me see red.

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    There's a guy who walks his rottweiler past my house in the morning. I see them when I leave for work and the dog always stops and stares.

    The guy justs sighs, whips out his phone and waits as he's always resigned to the fact he ain't moving that dog until she's had a good state at me.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I gotta be honest I'm still thinking about Chumlee

    So for obvious reasons I can't post most pictures of Chumlee because he spends a whole lot of time around small children I don't know, but it turns out he had a kid at some point.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    OH MY GOD MINICHUM

    I TYPED MINICUM FIRST AND THAT'S BAD
    ... probably better than a maxicum though

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I've been really stressed out all week by work stuff and the muscles on my left shoulder have all clenched up, so unless I consciously straighten up I find myself all hunched and lurched to the right like a pantomime Richard III

    do you think Adrienne has a yoga workout specifically to stop you looking like a long-dead inbred aristocrat

  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    I'm sure someone out there does

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Chumlee more like Chonklee

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    My seven foot tall friend is finally getting his first shot on Saturday. He’s been on medical leave since students came back due to advice from all seven of his specialist doctors and had open heart surgery in December to fix normal problems that extremely tall people have. He hopes to be cleared to come back to school in mid April once the second shot takes full effect.

    Also he threw his back out sitting down in a chair. I’d say that the dude can’t catch a break but he was able to purchase an Nvidia 3090 so I’d say it’s about even.

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  • KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    edited March 11
    Not a routine, but you can do yoga on his face which surely must count for something

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I haven't gotten shit yet so I will continue to ask where my $2000 is Joe

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I gotta be honest I'm still thinking about Chumlee

    So for obvious reasons I can't post most pictures of Chumlee because he spends a whole lot of time around small children I don't know, but it turns out he had a kid at some point.

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    I would die for Chumlee and Chumlito

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    outsized licorice log of a dog right there
    what a chonk. What a unit.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    God look at that head. Just wanna grab them face rolls and smoosh em around.

    What an absolute buddy.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    So I guess we might look into getting a better place with the stimulus money.

    I hope we can find one we can afford without having to tighten our budget much. This place has the one advantage of being pretty affordable.

    I also want to find something with a bigger kitchen. Cooking in one you can barely open the appliances in kinda sucks.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I'm sure everyone will find something to complain about!

    He choosed to bomb Syria weeks before this

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    So I guess we might look into getting a better place with the stimulus money.

    I hope we can find one we can afford without having to tighten our budget much. This place has the one advantage of being pretty affordable.

    I also want to find something with a bigger kitchen. Cooking in one you can barely open the appliances in kinda sucks.

    Hell yeah, buddy. If anyone can get all the good out of a better kitchen I reckon it's you.

    I don't know that I in particular can be of much help, but definitely crowdsource your house hunting with this place, we're pretty smart when you pile us all together.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
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    Same Scout

    Same

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    So I guess we might look into getting a better place with the stimulus money.

    I hope we can find one we can afford without having to tighten our budget much. This place has the one advantage of being pretty affordable.

    I also want to find something with a bigger kitchen. Cooking in one you can barely open the appliances in kinda sucks.

    Hell yeah, buddy. If anyone can get all the good out of a better kitchen I reckon it's you.

    I don't know that I in particular can be of much help, but definitely crowdsource your house hunting with this place, we're pretty smart when you pile us all together.

    A house is almost certainly out of our budget. Houses are expensive.

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I dunno. Rental houses often tend to be about the same for apartments but with way more square footage per dollar depending on where you're at. If you're OK with moving further out into the sticks then that could be an option.

    I dunno exactly what the rental market is like in your area so ymmv obviously.

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Yeah okay this stupid AI bot thing had a notification/text asking how I was doing, which is both nothing and weirdly reassuring.

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  • pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited March 11
    tynic wrote: »
    I've been really stressed out all week by work stuff and the muscles on my left shoulder have all clenched up, so unless I consciously straighten up I find myself all hunched and lurched to the right like a pantomime Richard III

    do you think Adrienne has a yoga workout specifically to stop you looking like a long-dead inbred aristocrat


    ?

    Oh, to STOP, oops

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited March 11
    Both parents of a good friend of ours got tested positive over a week after their second vaccine dose. They're both around 80 and live in a different country with a not great healthcare system. Her father has a fever and is now in the hospital for more tests and observation. It's not a great situation

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited March 11
    Me and mom just got our 2nd Pfizer shot, hooray

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Both parents of a good friend of ours got tested positive over a week after their second vaccine dose. They're both around 80 and live in a different country with a not great healthcare system. Her father has a fever and is now in the hospital for more tests and observation. It's not a great situation

    Yikes

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Label wrote: »
    One day on a walk in the park, a beautiful dog came up to me, to say hello. Copper colored, longish hair, medium size. Then the owner called her away.

    Every now and then, I remember that dog. I wish I knew what kind of dog she was.

    Maybe it was a Brittany.

    Maybe I just hope it was a Brittany because Brittanies are my favorite.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I shot my bow today, after work.

    Feels good, y'all.

    And I didn't shoot too badly, so that was nice.

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    so are people gonna start saying where's my $600 Joe?
    or split it and those who got cut off by the new income reporting restrictions get to say where's my $2,000?
    or in solidarity will we continue to ask where our $2,000 is?

    I will be very happy to wonder aloud where my (next) 2,000 dollars are until the pandemic is over.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I have decided that I am going to make a road trip to Devil's Tower.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    I have decided that I am going to make a road trip to Devil's Tower.

    "Man, don't go in there."
    "Why not?"
    "Well, he's, uh, he's taking a road trip to Devil's Tower, if you know what I mean."
    "Ohhh."

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 12
    Major news sources are reporting ... Qualifying USA people may see their $1400 Covid relief direct deposit as early as "this weekend"

    I see a pending deposit in my banking app, neat

    There's a bit of fairly/surprisingly progressive stuff in the American Rescue Plan



    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/blog/2021/03/10/the-american-rescue-plan-passed-now-what/

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319

    This is the easter egg about student loans
    'make student loan forgiveness tax-free through 2025'

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Low key permanently improving fixing some ACA stuff is no something I expected to come out of this bill.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Holy crap, me too!

    I .... don't even know what to do

    I could basically eliminate my credit card debt ....

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