Some things are just not okay!

Three very important rules. :-)

I saw this in a private post and want to say thanks to the original poster and sharer. Since the subject matter is more sensitive, I will keep the thanks anonymous. Some people just really hate reindeer.?

#coexist #tolerance #rudolph?
Some things are just not okay!

Three very important rules. :-)

I saw this in a private post and want to say thanks to the original poster and sharer. Since the subject matter is more sensitive, I will keep the thanks anonymous. Some people just really hate reindeer.?

#coexist #tolerance #rudolph

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Merry ChriSITHmas!

Yes, the FIRce is strong in this one! ;-)

Thanks +Phoenix Linda for the original post. :-)?

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Google Inbox vs. Gmail

If you want to be cured of your addiction to e-mail, or desire to use it whatsoever for that matter, then by all means switch over to use Google's new "Inbox" to manage your e-mail. You will NEVER want to go into your e-mail again. Addiction cured.

Okay, I'm being harsh. The "bundling" feature is kind of nice and I can see tweaking it to make it work for me. However, dealing with my e-mail inbox as put together by designers who would most likely come into my house and sort my books by height and color… umm… no thank you Inbox. I find it hideous to look at and move around in the Inbox interface (especially on a small mobile screen not built for billboard acreage of white space).

Do you like to delete any e-mails? Yes? WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?! Google will be sending a team of Inbox programmers to your house straight away to throw you in a deep dungeon with a limitless amount of cells below the Google complex. What were you even thinking? You should keep all ten zillion CRON notifications that are mailed to you. Also, you never know when your server "BACKUP COMPLETE" messages will be useful from last year, right?!

Yes, yes, Google, you can delete e-mails. Just select them one by one for a night of good fun. Do a search and there is NO WAY to select all the results of your search. I think I found a way to take all the offending messages and bundle them by type and then go to that bundle and select "move to trash" from a drop-down menu (heaven forbid you put the trash where someone could see it top level). Then you can get rid of the bundle. I think that might work. Or, you can just log back into your Gmail account to perform any blasphemous actions like this.

Seriously, I haven't wished for Yahoo mail in a decade. I didn't even wish for Yahoo mail when I HAD YAHOO MAIL! But… maybe they don't mind if I delete my own mail. I'll have to go check that out. Perhaps a Hotmail account would be in order since I'm waxing nostalgic and Google has sided themselves with stupid tech in my mind after wasting a couple days with Inbox.

Seriously, I will stick with my regular Gmail. Inbox maybe will improve (cough die cough cough).

One man's rant. I'd say review, but really I'm just telling you that I don't care for this new Google product from just a few visceral reactions that it caused me.

Go try it out. I've got a few invites left if you haven't anything better to do. Like cleaning your toilets… trimming your cat's toe nails while giving it a bath… or anything much more fun than being teased by what you hoped would be a great new way to handle your e-mail.?
Google Inbox vs. Gmail

If you want to be cured of your addiction to e-mail, or desire to use it whatsoever for that matter, then by all means switch over to use Google’s new “Inbox” to manage your e-mail. You will NEVER want to go into your e-mail again. Addiction cured.

Okay, I’m being harsh. The “bundling” feature is kind of nice and I can see tweaking it to make it work for me. However, dealing with my e-mail inbox as put together by designers who would most likely come into my house and sort my books by height and color… umm… no thank you Inbox. I find it hideous to look at and move around in the Inbox interface (especially on a small mobile screen not built for billboard acreage of white space).

Do you like to delete any e-mails? Yes? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?! Google will be sending a team of Inbox programmers to your house straight away to throw you in a deep dungeon with a limitless amount of cells below the Google complex. What were you even thinking? You should keep all ten zillion CRON notifications that are mailed to you. Also, you never know when your server “BACKUP COMPLETE” messages will be useful from last year, right?!

Yes, yes, Google, you can delete e-mails. Just select them one by one for a night of good fun. Do a search and there is NO WAY to select all the results of your search. I think I found a way to take all the offending messages and bundle them by type and then go to that bundle and select “move to trash” from a drop-down menu (heaven forbid you put the trash where someone could see it top level). Then you can get rid of the bundle. I think that might work. Or, you can just log back into your Gmail account to perform any blasphemous actions like this.

Seriously, I haven’t wished for Yahoo mail in a decade. I didn’t even wish for Yahoo mail when I HAD YAHOO MAIL! But… maybe they don’t mind if I delete my own mail. I’ll have to go check that out. Perhaps a Hotmail account would be in order since I’m waxing nostalgic and Google has sided themselves with stupid tech in my mind after wasting a couple days with Inbox.

Seriously, I will stick with my regular Gmail. Inbox maybe will improve (cough die cough cough).

One man’s rant. I’d say review, but really I’m just telling you that I don’t care for this new Google product from just a few visceral reactions that it caused me.

Go try it out. I’ve got a few invites left if you haven’t anything better to do. Like cleaning your toilets… trimming your cat’s toe nails while giving it a bath… or anything much more fun than being teased by what you hoped would be a great new way to handle your e-mail.?

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HELP Recommend Game PC Under $1000

Okay, I have not been a PC gamer for way too many years (think Doom 2, original Duke Nukem series, and Age of Empires). I'm trying to help with a game PC system for a 16 year old boy. Think latest games, pumped up graphics, 16 year old cool factor, and in this case, he's not really super techie, just an avid gamer. And, sub $1000.

From reading, it appears AMD GPU's are pretty comparable to Nvidia and keeps the price down. Wrong tree to be barking up?

Looked around for a while and ended up on CyberPowerPC.com for what seemed to be some decent specs, prices, and cool factor.

Finally, decided I needed help from hands on folks. Anyone????
HELP Recommend Game PC Under $1000

Okay, I have not been a PC gamer for way too many years (think Doom 2, original Duke Nukem series, and Age of Empires). I’m trying to help with a game PC system for a 16 year old boy. Think latest games, pumped up graphics, 16 year old cool factor, and in this case, he’s not really super techie, just an avid gamer. And, sub $1000.

From reading, it appears AMD GPU’s are pretty comparable to Nvidia and keeps the price down. Wrong tree to be barking up?

Looked around for a while and ended up on CyberPowerPC.com for what seemed to be some decent specs, prices, and cool factor.

Finally, decided I needed help from hands on folks. Anyone???

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Heisenburger

(1) I miss Breaking Bad.
(2) Now, I'm hungry.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/177682882/heisenburger

#breakingbad   #heisenberg   #hamburger  ?
Heisenburger

(1) I miss Breaking Bad.
(2) Now, I’m hungry.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/177682882/heisenburger

#breakingbad   #heisenberg   #hamburger  

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Spocks

The logical alternative to normal socks. ;-)

https://www.threadless.com/product/5479/

#startrek   #spock   #socks  ?
Spocks

The logical alternative to normal socks. ;-)

https://www.threadless.com/product/5479/

#startrek   #spock   #socks  

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Help a Fellow Plusser AND Win Cookies!

C'mon. Would I ask you to do something for nothing? Okay… yes, yes, maybe I have done that before. But, this time I'm offering up some free homemade baked goods. ;-)

+Kari Tedrick is a good friend, fellow plusser, and talented photographer. She's trying to get a pic into a local paper. It's a win based on popular vote so she could use our help. Direct link at the bottom of this post. Voting deadline is Thursday 9/11.

EDIT: The website had the dates wrong! Voting deadline was midnight 9/7. Kari got 2nd place and her photo will still be featured in the paper!!!

Since I already posted about this, I figured I'd better up the ante. For a few minutes of your time, and either registering or using the dreaded FB login, I will enter everyone who comments here that they voted into a drawing for FREE HOMEMADE COOKIES. :-D

1. Yes, I can bake. Other plussers have lived to tell the tale.
2. I don't know if you really voted so this is the honor system. However, the cookies will be magically enchanted so that if you are lying, you will get a tummy ache. Oh, and aliens will burst from your chest cavity.
3. Cookies will be sent sometime before U.S. Thanksgiving.
4. Your address will not be used for stealing your identity, rigging national elections, or subscribing to Brony mailing lists.

Nineteenth Annual Save Our Waters Photo Contest:
http://chronicleonline.upickem.net/engine/Details.aspx?p=V&c=139897&s=68878127&i=1&sort=VOTES_DESC#SD

#signalboost  ?
Help a Fellow Plusser AND Win Cookies!

C’mon. Would I ask you to do something for nothing? Okay… yes, yes, maybe I have done that before. But, this time I’m offering up some free homemade baked goods. ;-)

+Kari Tedrick is a good friend, fellow plusser, and talented photographer. She’s trying to get a pic into a local paper. It’s a win based on popular vote so she could use our help. Direct link at the bottom of this post.

Since I already posted about this, I figured I’d better up the ante. For a few minutes of your time, and either registering or using the dreaded FB login, I will enter everyone who comments here that they voted into a drawing for FREE HOMEMADE COOKIES. :-D

1. Yes, I can bake. Other plussers have lived to tell the tale.
2. I don’t know if you really voted so this is the honor system. However, the cookies will be magically enchanted so that if you are lying, you will get a tummy ache. Oh, and aliens will burst from your chest cavity.
3. Cookies will be sent sometime before U.S. Thanksgiving.
4. Your address will not be used for stealing your identity, rigging national elections, or subscribing to Brony mailing lists.

Nineteenth Annual Save Our Waters Photo Contest:

http://chronicleonline.upickem.net/engine/Details.aspx?p=V&c=139897&s=68878127&i=1&sort=VOTES_DESC#SD

#signalboost  

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Blueberry Peach Pie instead of Birthday Cake!

This weekend we got together for my sister +Deb Meisner's birthday. She's not a big cake person, and peaches and blueberries are her favorite fruits, so voila! This was my first berry pie and crust from scratch so I was a bit nervous but it turned out wonderful (according to the family pie critics). My backup plan was mashed up peaches and blueberries in a bowl. hehehe ;-)

Edit: Just fixed a second one tonight!

Pie recipe I used:
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/14/blueberry-peach-pie/

Crust recipe I used:
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/01/21/favorite-homemade-pie-crust/

#foodporm   #peachrecipes   #blueberryrecipes   #pierecipes   #recipeideas   #thecakeisalie  ?

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G+ Rock Mashup

I saw a post from +Yoon-Mi Kim a few days ago that reminded me of my all time favorite rock band. So, I present to you, Yoon-Mi KISS! ;-)

Yoon's original post:
https://plus.google.com/+YoonMiKim/posts/JDsCCANgE2y

#gplususermashup   #kiss  ?
G+ Rock Mashup

I saw a post from +Yoon-Mi Kim a few days ago that reminded me of my all time favorite rock band. So, I present to you, Yoon-Mi KISS! ;-)

Yoon’s original post:

https://plus.google.com/+YoonMiKim/posts/JDsCCANgE2y

#gplususermashup   #kiss  

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Cocoa Rice Krispie & Cocoa Puff Treats!

Cocoa Rice Krispies are the only way I really like this classic treat. While I was at the grocery earlier, I accidentally picked up a box of Cocoa Puffs first. I was like, "Hey… why have I not thought of this before?!" Boom. In the cart.

The Cocoa Puffs add a nice hit of cocoa when you bite into one plus I love the color and texture variation. :-)

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in large saucepan on low heat.
Add 10 oz package marshmallows, or 4 cups of minis (which is what I use because I think they melt down faster).
Once melted, remove from heat and add 6 cups of Rice Krispies – or in this case, 5 cups Cocoa Krispies and 1 cup Cocoa Puffs.
Mix until completely coated and spread into greased 13x9x2 pan (might want to spray the spoon or spatula or your hands to spread it into the pan).

#foodporn   #ricekrispietreats   #cocoakrispies   #cocoapuffs   #recipe   #midnightsnack   #kidsrecipes  ?

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Kitchen Observations: Whisk vs. Spatula

It is much easier to lick a spatula than a whisk.

Somehow I even got brownie batter on my leg. O.o?
Kitchen Observations: Whisk vs. Spatula

It is much easier to lick a spatula than a whisk.

Somehow I even got brownie batter on my leg. O.o

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Snack Hungry

Taking the easy way out… tempted to skip the baking part and just eat it with a spoon.

Spoon optional?
Snack Hungry

Taking the easy way out… tempted to skip the baking part and just eat it with a spoon.

Spoon optional

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Tuesday Self Portrait

The outside is clay. It's going to change whether you want it to or not, so have fun with it. Unlike image editors, there is no undo in real life, so be careful; you still need someplace to keep your inside.?
Tuesday Self Portrait

The outside is clay. It’s going to change whether you want it to or not, so have fun with it. Unlike image editors, there is no undo in real life, so be careful; you still need someplace to keep your inside.

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R.I.P. Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

Robin's wife made the following statement.

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.

On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

May you find your Neverland, Robin Williams, free of the demons of this world. I will always remember the laughs. You are missed. :-(

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/11/showbiz/robin-williams-dead/?
R.I.P. Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

Robin’s wife made the following statement.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.

On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

May you find your Neverland, Robin Williams, free of the demons of this world. I will always remember the laughs. You are missed. :-(

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/11/showbiz/robin-williams-dead/

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I AM [GROOT || BATMAN]

Marvel vs. DC
Groot vs. Batman
Wooden Roots vs. Tragic History ;-)

This bit of awesome created by the inimitable +Michelle C and allowed public. Please keep image creation thanks with her! ?
I AM [GROOT || BATMAN]

Marvel vs. DC
Groot vs. Batman
Wooden Roots vs. Tragic History ;-)

This bit of awesome created by the inimitable +Michelle C and allowed public. Please keep image creation thanks with her!

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Muscle Relaxer at Work

Both a good idea and not a good idea. O_o?
Muscle Relaxer at Work

Both a good idea and not a good idea. O_o

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Psycho Killer by Eric Fan

(1) This reminded me of +Edouard E. Not just because he's French. I think maybe because he gave me a beret and instructions for how to wear it. Oh, and that he's a psycho killer. ;-) jk (I think)

(2) Hearing psycho killer always ear-worms me, even when it's not supposed to (chuckling at the news and singing at inappropriate times and all that).
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

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http://society6.com/product/psycho-killer-ad1_print#1=45?

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I'm Batman

Sitting at my kitchen table last night working on the laptop, I had the lights on and the patio door blinds were pulled aside so I could look outside over the top of my laptop. It had gotten mostly dark and suddenly I heard a hurried flapping noise and something hit the screen. I looked up and there was a blur of motion that backed up and hit the screen once more before darting up and away. It was very light colored and had a long tail, the same flesh coloring as the body, that extended down several inches below it like a necklace hanging down when you peer over a precipice. "WTF?!?" After weighing the pros and cons of going outside to find this flying chupacabra (that was my original guess) I did go out but there was nothing to see but bugs collecting on my screen drawn to the inside lights. Thinking about it more, bat was the more practical choice. Still… the coloration and tail were different than any bats I had previously encountered. Looking up indigenous bats to the area that fit the description this may very well have been a Mexican Free-tailed bat. Being as the whole experience profoundly interrupted my laptop time, the only sensible thing to do was become Batman. There is no argument for this; when in doubt, be Batman. It's indisputable. Having several unfinished Batman mask printouts in my laptop bag left over from July 23rd, Batman Day, it was fate calling for sure. Anyone who knows me knows that I think capes are impractical – except for Batman. Well, and Spawn, but a demon did not fly into my screen, just a bat. I ran upstairs and grabbed a dark blue bed sheet from the closet and improvised from there. Since I didn't make a clasp, all the poses look very "thinking Batman" with my fist to my chin holding the bed sheet around me as I posed for selfies in my kitchen wearing my paper masks. You know, thinking about this now, I probably should have closed the blinds. Now the neighbors may know my secret identity! ;-)

Extras:

Masks include:
• DETECTIVE COMICS #27: His 1st appearance, drawn by Bob Kane
• BATMAN ’66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West
• THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: As drawn by Frank Miller
• DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo

Fridge is open because Batman was figuring out what to eat while doing his selfies.

+Maddie Cramer, I raided your room and used your bracelet cord for my mask string. I owe you! ;-)

Batman Day link with info on masks:
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/04/29/dc-entertainment-declares-july-23-batman-day

Better download of masks (or ask me for final edits):
http://www.comicvine.com/images/1300-3791463/?

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Chewie Gum

I absolutely love this image. I saw it first posted by the wonderfully geeky and amazing +Michelle C in a private post. It would be well worth your time to stalk her (NICELY) and get added to her stream. Did I mention that she's amazing? :-D

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Chewie Gum

I absolutely love this image. I saw it first posted by the wonderfully geeky and amazing +Michelle C in a private post. It would be well worth your time to stalk her (NICELY) and get added to her stream. Did I mention that she’s amazing? :-D

Image credit:
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Backup Camera Selfie

So… my sister +Deb Meisner got a new car. I was all like, "Yes, yes, lovely! +Maddie Cramer stand behind the car so we can play with the backup camera!!!" I'm so glad Madster is a good sport. :-D?
Backup Camera Selfie

So… my sister +Deb Meisner got a new car. I was all like, “Yes, yes, lovely! +Maddie Cramer stand behind the car so we can play with the backup camera!!!” I’m so glad Madster is a good sport. :-D

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