The [Disco Chives] Misplaced Parrot Complaint Thread

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  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 9,617

    AgitatedRiot said:

    And keep me from starting on workplace rules. One day, it's "Casual Fridays are allowed," and the next, it's "Actually, we've decided on business casual every day of the week." It's like trying to dress for a wedding where the dress code changes every five minutes. "Oh, you thought it was a black tie? Nope, it's Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops now."

    Up here it's "Casual every day".

    In the 70's and 80's, my father still wore suit and tie, but my generation (born in the 60's) never picked up that habit 

  • GordigGordig Posts: 9,296

    Somehow I just found out that G8 and G8.1 have different mouth UVs.

  • TJohnTJohn Posts: 11,039
    I'm so embarrassed. I just found out that it is The Kansas City Chiefs - all this time, I've been calling them The Kansas City Chefs.
  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,262
    edited February 19

    PerttiA said:

    AgitatedRiot said:

    And keep me from starting on workplace rules. One day, it's "Casual Fridays are allowed," and the next, it's "Actually, we've decided on business casual every day of the week." It's like trying to dress for a wedding where the dress code changes every five minutes. "Oh, you thought it was a black tie? Nope, it's Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops now."

    Up here it's "Casual every day".

    In the 70's and 80's, my father still wore suit and tie, but my generation (born in the 60's) never picked up that habit 

    My mother made me wear a suit to go to church.  I dropped the habit as soon as I could.  But, I did have a light brown corduroy suit in college in the late '60s, and one or two others for the next 40 years.  But outgrew all of them before the seats got shiny.  The last suit I bought was for my father's funeral about 15 years ago.  It's now way too big for me,yes  My favorite northern clothes are jeans & polo shirt in the summer, and jeans & flannel shirt in the winter.  But in Florida it was always jean shorts, tank top & flip-flops when out of work.  But during work it was jeans or Dockers and a polo shirt.smiley  I hate suits.no

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  • NylonGirlNylonGirl Posts: 1,558

    My workplace has no dress code. If you can deal with people saying you're going to catch a cold, or saying you must be wearing your ten-year-old daughter's dress, you can basically wear whatever you want.

  • Sfariah DSfariah D Posts: 25,815

    kyoto kid said:

    ....I was pulling for the team Nck the Dollphin picked 

    I wonder if the dolphin would pick Miami if that was a choice. 

  • NylonGirlNylonGirl Posts: 1,558

    The dolphin's career will be ruined when they leak the news story that he picks whatever emblem has the sardine behind it. I suspect that issue is linked to the disappearance of the demented blueberry.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,110

    TJohn said:

    I'm so embarrassed. I just found out that it is The Kansas City Chiefs - all this time, I've been calling them The Kansas City Chefs.

    laugh  I knew it was Chiefs...but I didn't care, I don't like football. 

  • I thought the Chiefs/Chefs were American Football. I didn't realise they did Football too. I'd have thought they'd be better at Rugby as a second sport to specialise in.

    Regards,

    Richard

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,110

    richardandtracy said:

    I thought the Chiefs/Chefs were American Football. I didn't realise they did Football too. I'd have thought they'd be better at Rugby as a second sport to specialise in.

    Regards,

    Richard

    I'm a US citizen, and when I say football, I mean American football.  Although, I don't follow "soccer", either. 

  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 9,617

    This is football, finnish style cheeky
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_football
     

  • I love the idea of Swamp Football, looks more fun than anything else. Regards, Richard.
  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 9,617

    Another fun finnish sport, kicking balls not preferred;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife-carrying
     

  • Traditional football was half the town vs the other half, no holds barred.

  • True, often with several hundred on each side. Could have been quite fun if everyone remembered not to take it too seriously, otherwise it would turn into a running battle. Regards, Richard
  • ArtAngelArtAngel Posts: 1,537

    Richard Haseltine said:

    Traditional football was half the town vs the other half, no holds barred.

    The only experience I have in half a town vs the other half is back in Harbour Breton Nfld, CA. But the barrier was church related. But we did have half a street against the other half. We called it  Hockey aka street hockey because the roads were an ice rink and when life gives you lemons you make lemonade or ice capades.

  • NylonGirlNylonGirl Posts: 1,558

    So I was trying to do paperwork for my United States taxes without paying $50 for TurboTax. The federal taxes took about ten seconds. The state taxes convinced me to pay $50 for TurboTax.

  • ArtAngelArtAngel Posts: 1,537

    NylonGirl said:

    So I was trying to do paperwork for my United States taxes without paying $50 for TurboTax. The federal taxes took about ten seconds. The state taxes convinced me to pay $50 for TurboTax.

    I spent $100 back in the mid eighties to take an H&R tax coarse, and saved a big bunch . . . big grin. Huge ROI.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,656

    TJohn said:

    I'm so embarrassed. I just found out that it is The Kansas City Chiefs - all this time, I've been calling them The Kansas City Chefs.

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,262
    edited February 20

    Non-complaint:  Music to DAZ by:  Happy happy, joy joy!  Light fingered prancing.heart  And the whole thing's only 18 minutes.yes

    Dimitri Kabalevsky Piano Concerto #3 

     

    And here's an arrangement of the 1st movement, for two pianos, with an 8 year old as the lead.surpriseyes

     

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  • McGyverMcGyver Posts: 7,010

    NylonGirl said:

    So I was trying to do paperwork for my United States taxes without paying $50 for TurboTax. The federal taxes took about ten seconds. The state taxes convinced me to pay $50 for TurboTax.

    Don't feel bad, my wife is an actual corporate tax accountant and we buy stupid TurboTax because it's just easier.

  • McGyverMcGyver Posts: 7,010
    edited February 21

    So... the past three days we've had guests over from North Carolina (technically from India, but they aren't going back for a few months)...

    So this weekend we took them around a little showing them some of the beaches and parks and stuff... today we were supposed to go to Manhattan to take them to the King Kong Building (the 1933 King Kong) and afterwards drop them off at my wife's cousin's house who's next on the visitation agenda... but anyway, on the way there this happens on the other side of the highway...

    That's not my picture because I was driving and the overpass blocked my view of the actual landing until we were past it... so I didn't get a chance to take a picture... but it basically landed a minute or two before we came upon it... there was still dust and debris settling down as we drove past... 

    So... my wife is generally super calm about stuff like this, I'm like used to stuff like that, but the two guests barely acknowledged this... which I found really unusual... like they looked up and were like "oh..." 

    So I'm like wondering A- Does this happen frequently where they are from, or B- Did someone tell them NY drivers are so bad that they were expecting Mad Max - Fury Road, and this seemed tame... These are two people who never really go anywhere and were fascinated by two stupid looking deer (not even "A" quality deer... like these were those shabby uncombed looking deer "C" quality at best)... but like a plane crash was like only worth a glance up and then they went back to texting or reading stuff on their phones... 

    Granted my wife's other cousin did warn us they get bored really quickly... which they totally did each time... King Kong building included... like who goes to NYC, does one thing and then wants to go home right away... I gotta give my wife credit, she was clearly losing patience when they were like "can we go back now"... we were prepared to do a whole tour and I could hear that tone in her voice that she gets when I'm doing something really annoying (which is surprisingly frequently, which I'm sure everyone is shocked to find out)... 

    But anyway... yeah... weird day.

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  • Really needs a 'You Can't Park There, Mate' caption.

    Regards,

    Richard

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,262

    My favorite aunt would say "if you're bored, you have nobody to blame but yourself".  And I add that one cannot unbore others.  One can suggest and one can show and one can accomodate, but the unboring is up to them.  

     

  • McGyverMcGyver Posts: 7,010

    LeatherGryphon said:

    My favorite aunt would say "if you're bored, you have nobody to blame but yourself".  And I add that one cannot unbore others.  One can suggest and one can show and one can accomodate, but the unboring is up to them.  

    True... I'm glad you said that... I was going to start working on the UnBorifier-2000... but no matter how I drew up the schematics, it looked pretty painful...  probably a lot of lawsuits in that... better off leaving the unboring to the individual experiencing boredom.

  • McGyverMcGyver Posts: 7,010

    Complaint: Router problems... brain hurts now...
    I probably have to get a new router soon... Had to reset the password to fix the problem... such a bummer.
    Buying a new router is going to suck.
    I hate this... every 15 minutes they change the friggin' terminology or buzzwords... now there are "streams" and I guess "beam forming" is out (was it ever a thing if it wasn't actually part of a BFN array?)... 
    Nobody really lists coverage area... define "big house" without square footage... I'm sure the Wicked Witch would have classified Dorothy's house pretty big after it fell on her... but that's subjective. 
    Also stop acting like giving me an adapter is a feature... gonna list the box it comes in on that list too?...
    Fully Assembled EtherVulture XZ27000!
    Power Adapter!
    Power Adapter Cord!
    Useless Plastic Baggie-Tie for Power Adapter Cord!
    2.5 inch long CAT5 Ethernet Cable!
    Plastic Bag for Power Adapter!
    Loose Oxygen Atoms!
    Random Piece Of Paper Stating There Is Only An Online Quick-Start Guide Now!
    Weird Soft Cardboard Egg Carton Material Protective Tray!
    High Quality Cardboard Box for EtherVultureXZ27000 and Accessories! 

    I have so many passwords to reset now.... Boooo!

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,262
    edited February 21

    Getting new electronic equipment and other appliances back in the day (pre-1974), used to be unfinished until you found the professionally written, edited, & printed, enclosed manual and read it for all the wonderful secrets it held.  These days, good luck getting more than a leaflet that lists the buttons and simply repeats the engraving on the panel next to the button.frown  It's intuitively obvious, right?  Yet we now have to explain how to not stick one's hand in boiling water.  Or not stand on the top of the ladder.  Or to not leave your cake out in the rain.indecision  I don't think I can take it.sad

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  • AgitatedRiotAgitatedRiot Posts: 4,339

    I just had to replace both of my routers. It isn't enjoyable when routers don't work as they should. This time, I decided to go with a Router and Switch.

    On another note, my wife and I were buying our final destination bed, and she felt she was doing all the work. Whenever we shop for something, especially furniture, she thinks her choices are better than mine. She doesn't even listen to my suggestions, so she does everything alone when buying beds.

     

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 13,110

    Has DAZ been hacked?  Or are they actually putting ads at the top of the forum page?  I never saw this in here before today...

     

    daz forum ad.jpg
    2186 x 640 - 62K
  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 9,617

    DanaTA said:

    Has DAZ been hacked?  Or are they actually putting ads at the top of the forum page?  I never saw this in here before today...

    I don't see that 

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