...So How Was Your Day?

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  1. BigDaddy

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    I did see Saturday's game. I would feel bad if Rick had attended that one. But if it makes him feel better, I did go to one game in that series (Thursday), and it happened to be the only one out of the four that the Royals lost to the Tigers.

    Ugh. Summer just sort of fell on us like a ton of bricks recently. This month has felt like July/August the past couple weeks. But it looks like highs are supposed to be in the 80s the next couple weeks instead of the 90s, so there's that. The real culprit is the humidity. At least in Arizona they don't have as much of that. But I just looked at Phoenix's forecast for the next week, and all the highs are around 110, so I suppose it doesn't matter if "at least it's a dry heat" when it gets that hot.
     
  2. dimmerwit

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    Referendum day. Mum is still undecided with approx 5 and a half hours to go until polls close.
     
  3. Apollo

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    I live pretty close to Glendale, AZ. I'm coping by not straying outdoors unless absolutely necessary. Not great for keeping active, but that heat is a killer.

    The dry heat part...yeah, never been a fan of that. It's still hot as hell :D.

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    Everything I've read about it leads me to believe it's a bad idea. Hoping the people don't make a terrible decision today.
     
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  4. Jon

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    You know what I take from that photo? Not that it's 117 degrees, but that you still listen to Motorhead.

    :link:
     
  5. BigDaddy

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    Yikes, I can't even imagine 115 degree heat. It occasionally will get above 100 here, and going outside in the sun you feel that extra special burning feeling and you just know, "Yeah, I should go back inside."

    I'd still take the heat over the bitter cold though.
     
  6. The Eye in the Sky!

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    No Voice in the Sky is my favorite Motorhead song.

    I encountered 115 degree temperature in Las Vegas when I was there during August a few years back. Everyone kept telling me don't worry about the dry heat.

    Those people were wrong. I made it down the strip by walking from building to building. I tried walking the sidewalk and wanted to die.

    I knew it was going to be bad when we landed at the airport at 1am and it was 99. I was so confused walking out of the terminal seeing the moon and instantly sweating all over.
     
  7. dimmerwit

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    Got to the mid 120s in Death Valley. Ironically, when I went to Phoenix it rained every day and was "only" in the 90s in August.

    Las Vegas was in the low 100s. Darting from air-con to air-con is the trick. That said, in some ways I prefer it to hot and humid. At least the shade provides some kind of respite.
     
  8. The Eye in the Sky!

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    The only really hot and humid place I went other than that was Cancun but you're right on the water so there is a sea breeze. Still, coming out of the airport inland to 91 and full humidity made breathing something I had to think about for a few minutes, which was weird.

    Actually, now that I think about it, the most miserable I've ever been because of heat was in Manhattan. It was in the low 90s but by dinner time, the concrete, buildings, people everywhere made it feel way hotter. I remember eating in Bobby Flay's restaurant and sweating through my fancy clothes even with the AC blasting inside. Instead of water, they kept just bringing ice.
     
  9. Apollo

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    Of course, Lemmy = God.



    (RIP, Lemmy)

    Yeah, the 110+ range is insane. Makes me very happy to have air conditioning.

    ...probably shouldn't say that, now something will happen to it...:eek:

    Dry heat is still very much heat. It's a real pain, and I've lived in AZ for 15-ish years now, never gotten used to it. Hot is hot, humid or not.

    No Voices in the Sky is a great song. I went through a weird period of time where I had "1916" on constantly, for whatever reason. Still love the song, but Lemmy was never meant to be a great vocalist for slow songs :D.

    The rain is the best part, though storms here only tend to last about 15 minutes. Those overcast days, though, they're so amazing.
     
  10. dimmerwit

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    Well, looks like we're out of the EU.

    Commence the begging to our American friends for a quick trade deal!

    No srs, pls.

    Pls.

    We're sorry about 1776.

    (at least I will get a Scottish passport)
     
  11. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I haven't been able to find a solid source of information on that whole ordeal. Why do they want out of the EU? What is so bad that needs to be changed so much?

    I can only find superfluous pieces that don't really explain why this is happening.

    All I know is I know a bunch of people in the UK that are very, very upset this morning and I feel bad for them.
     
  12. Rachel

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    so what I am getting out of this is England/Wales = Leeroy Jenkins, rest of UK = his guild

    I wish Jamie were active so he could tell us his take on things
     
  13. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Jamie is probably being a super hero right now saving ordinary people from the BREXIT monster. At least, that what I hope is happening.
     
  14. Apollo

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    I've yet to find a single compelling argument that explains why this was necessary. All I can find is "We're Britain" sort of arguments, and somehow that was enough to push this disgrace through.
     
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    IMO it's an excellent warning shot for us in regards to nationalism.

    By the way can I also say that Boris looks like their version of Trump. His hair, everything it's the British version of Trump

    Why was this put to a simple majority referendum for something so important. This didn't need to happen. Unpopular decisions are made all the time by our leaders because constituents are short sighted. Can you imagine what would happen in our country if every important decision was made by simple majority referendum! Yeah, democracy and all that but I don't think people understood the consequences, plus this is one more FU by the baby boomer generation (75% voted to remain 18-24 year olds)

    Edit: Oh yeah. When I told someone yesterday that Brexit will go through, his response was that "the queen is probably going to die soon, right?"

    D:

    Like imagine though, she's in her 90s and the last part of her 60+ faux-rein will be the UK dissolving with Scotland et al exiting
     
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  16. dimmerwit

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    I can see some legitimate reasons for leaving. The EU is not particularly democratic and has not shown itself flexible to reform, and I think they are continuing towards closer union which many people don't want. There's also a lot of people who believe in British sovereignty over all major issue and who want to trade with Europe but not be governed by them. Finally, it appears that in many areas, but particularly less affluent areas of England and Wales, immigration has become a major issue especially after 2004 when poorer eastern European countries joined and immigration from the EU rose sharply. England is slightly smaller than New York state but has more than 2.5x the population and people are concerned about public services and the high cost of housing in particular.

    That said, I think the reality is that the EU has taken a lot of the blame for issues where it is not the problem. For example a majority of the poorest in society who feel left behind out of whatever economic recovery we have had since the financial crisis and who are concerned with high inequality voted out, but the EU is not the root cause of the problem. Likewise, I fear that those who voted against the establishment in Brussels will only find themselves sorely disappointed to see that the establishment will remain, just in London (and possibly Edinburgh, and perhaps even Dublin), albeit the point on accountability to the electorate is definitely valid. On economic issues, frankly speaking those people who voted to leave in post-industrial areas are in areas where there is a lot of reliance on both EU funding and EU trade and will be hit hardest by leaving.

    Why is the referendum happening? Because ever since Maastricht was signed and after the ERM debacle the Conservative party has been split between pro and anti Europe factions which helped the party to their worst general election defeat in 165 years. Not only has that tension never really gone away, but the rise of UKIP has threatened to eat into the Conservative vote. Cameron put into his 2015 manifesto that he would hold a EU referendum to placate the Tory right, thinking that a) opinion polls were showing that he probably wasn't going to win a majority and any coalition partner would veto such a proposal and b) that if a referendum was held he wouldn't lose. Unfortunately for him, he was proven wrong on both counts and now he has gone.

    As for the future, it depends on what deal we get with the EU in regards to trade. Whilst I do think the absolute doom and gloom is over the top, I think we will be somewhat poorer as a country even in a best case scenario and will have a tough time adjusting. That said, we must seize on whatever opportunity does remain and at least make the best out of the situation we are in. Personally, I am lucky enough to be from a wealthy background and because I made the conscientious decision to invest mostly in foreign assets we are probably slightly richer in Sterling terms than before the close of polls. And hey, if Scotland does gain independence (personally I couldn't care less about UK unity) I would qualify for a passport.

    Also, because I couldn't fit this in elsewhere - the Remain campaign has been one of the most poorly thought out and orchestrated campaigns I have borne witness to.
     
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  17. Sigs Minock

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    I'm voting for Denis Leary/Lewis Black for the current election debacle in the states. they may not get much done, but at least it'll be entertaining. Clinton/Trump will be too deeply embroiled in some scandal that nothing gets accomplished. But hey, that's politics for you!

    I did my usual Saturday "get out of the house and away from the annoying nieces and play some pathfinder" routine.
     
  18. Gorge

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    I bought a used bike today for $200. FINALLY! Long story short I already have a nicer bike but its been broken and the person that said they could fix it isnt fixing it. I got tired of waiting and got a used one today. I'm not so concerned about locking this one up outside either. Its also humid as balls out right now and I sweat just standing still.
     
  19. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Thanks for the insight, dim. I guess I can see why that happened now. It seems that overwhelmingly, though, that younger, educated people wanted to stay in the EU. I keep hearing that the majority to leave are old people that won't be affected in the long term because you know, they'll die, which kind of sucks.

    It's like the baby boomers strike again.
     
  20. Sigs Minock

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    Brief recap of my life-
    I still live at home with parents for fiscal/personal reasons. Last year, my older sister got a divorce and moved back in with her two daughters until the 'end of time' [read: can afford her own place. but still, the same thing.]. The eldest of her daughters is a spoiled brat that get her sister into trouble and suffers no repercussions from her mother. The youngest is a sweet girl my mother and i are trying to teach to not follow her sister's example. when they're home, i'm usually squirreled away in my room, trying to make sure they don't burn down the house while avoiding any contact with them.

    the nieces went off to summer camp... it was quiet. that "uh oh, something's not right" quiet. even the cats were yowling at the absence of two little girls chasing and/or manhandling them- even the absurdly skittish cat came out of her cave... I was too scared to come out of my own cave fearing their early return. but joyous revelation- they return with their mother in the evening. :woohoo:
    I shall be able to venture forth from my hovel and enjoy the vacuum-tube radiation of bliss once again.

    *i do have access to netflix on my Xbox, but I usually just watch Youtube.
     
  21. The Eye in the Sky!

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    I'm booking my first ever massage tomorrow. I've reached that point in my life that I will spend $100 for someone to make me feel better physically. I'm just sore from 9-5 at a desk, being tall and not fitting like normal people is starting to ache, while also being the sole person doing housework, cooking, car maintenance, yard maintenance, being the "fun" parent (meaning rolling down hills, being tackled, etc...) I almost made it to 31 without any of that. I'm starting to feel less like a young person and more like an adult on the outside. But on the inside I'm still childish and filled with black stuff and about 50 slim jims.

    I feel a bit selfish doing it but I'm excited.

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    Past weekend - Saturday morning I went golfing with a few friends. I shot a 44 on a par 34. My best round yet. I had a 15 ft. chip in from the fringe and two long approaches that stopped within 3 feet of the hole. Had 2 pars, 4 bogeys and 3 double bogeys. My tee shots, which are usually my strength were bad but my long irons were amazing.

    Saturday afternoon was a party - we played wiffle ball. We have one called the Blitz Ball and you can throw nasty curves and knuckleballs. It was fun.

    Sunday we went to a Worcester Bravehearts baseball game at our city's stadium. The team is sort of semi-pro/college level. It was super hero theme day and my daughter dressed as Supergirl. We got free comics and ice cream. Our team won 15-3. It was fun.
     
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  22. dimmerwit

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    Well, yesterday Boris Johnson was stabbed in the front by Michael Gove and dropped out of the running to replace David Cameron as PM. 10 years of yearning for Number 10 down the drain in less than 24 hours. If the stakes weren't so high, and Gove such a dreadful person, I'd have applauded the ingenuity.

    Meanwhile, on the other side you have a Labour leader who lost a ballot of no confidence amongst his own MPs by 172-40 but is so popular amongst the membership that he's chosen to go nowhere and nobody yet dares to challenge him.

    tl:dr - UK is fucked.
     
  23. Gorge

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    This does not sound like a good situation.
     
  24. Jawneh

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    Saturday, drove 2h into Vermont to spend money to buy fireworks. Got back home and at 6pm I left to Montreal to catch a plane to Iceland. From there the next plane to Finland to go visit my folks for the first time in 5 years. Got here Sunday afternoon local time and haven't slept yet. About to go sleep soon.
     
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    Nigel Farage has now quit as leader of UKIP. McGregor yet to tweet about it but I look forward to it!

    In the meantime:



    “Well, I mean, of course the head rat would leave the sinking ship, it’s inevitable, you know. They tried to dress it up as a heroic exit — no, it’s conceding defeat. It’s putting the tail between their legs and as rats do, leave the sinking ship, leave the mess for others to clean up and retreat into some profitable other business. That shows you how despicable these people are that they can’t even stand up for what they caused.” - Christoph Waltz
     
  26. Gorge

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    I saw my British friend living here yesterday (she's a traitor by the way, celebrating our independence from her own people) and she said her mom voted to leave the EU "because of the immigrants" but is now starting to regret the decision because of the other ramifications that could come with it.
     
  27. Sigs Minock

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    Went to my little sister's place for an Independence Day party. The Social Butterfly I am, brought my "self-entertainment" kit [some comics]. Chatted with my older sister's boyfriend, when he showed up, about his gaming group. Didn't stay too long, it was a party for their friends and my conversational topics are limited.
    Still, a good opportunity to get out of the house.
     
  28. Jon

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    You forgot that he can't comprehend the abysmal stupidity. That's about the best line I've heard in a long time.
     
  29. The Eye in the Sky!

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    My wife went back to work today, so my 2 month old is now in daycare with my older one. Bring on the $1457 monthly daycare tuition. My wallet is ready.

    *Walks into the abyss*

    To be fair, the full price tuition for the two kids is a lot higher but my wife gets a massive discount working there.
     
  30. dimmerwit

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    Ah, $1457. That's about £3 million these days.

    Although if it makes you feel better, it's only the equivalent of one full price game every 30 hours. Aren't kids wonderful!