Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

The red gloves or hat wouldn't have made a difference. Bovines cannot distinguish that color, and in bullfighting it's the motion of the cloth that drives them batty, not the color. Now if she would have worn a long coat and waved it around at him you might have had a problem!

Edit: That's not to say that being in the same field as a big bull isn't dangerous, regardless of what you are (or aren't) wearing. I'm glad you escaped a goring!

Higgledy wrote:

The lady next to me happened to be wearing bright red gloves and a red hat. "Keep walking calmly," she said.

Bulls don't attack red over other colors, it movement that they go for.

Edit - Fishwolf-hausered!

Cows are actually colorblind. The red-flag is signalling danger to the humans in the audience at a bull-fight.

EDIT: double-hausered. I guess that's what I get for not checking to see if there's another page.

I am an idiot and should not buy "name your own price" music early in the morning. I misplaced a decimal point and ended up paying waaaaaaay to much for a game soundtrack.

The reason it's hear and not in the loath comment is that the guy selling the music responded to my hurried emails and refunded me the money.

Whew.

MY GIRLFRIEND PASSED THE UFE EXAM!!!

Six years of work and study, a major exam in January, a month in Toronto at the School of Accountancy followed by a two day exam and it all coming down to this epic, three day exam that she had to write, then two months of waiting for the results. This year in particular was hellish for her and given that more than 1/3 of everyone who writes the UFE fails it their first time, she was very nervous but she bloody did it! In 9 months from now when she has all her hours, she'll officially be a Chartered Accountant, the highest account designation you can get in Canada and one that will set her up for an amazing career. Hot damn I am so incredibly proud of her right now.

mudbunny wrote:

I installed my new dishwasher. My father-in-law did the electrical (mainly because I thought it would be more complicated than it was) and I did the rest. Water in, drain out, securing it to the countertop...all me.

I put in a ceiling fan last weekend and felt the same way.

We are totally manly men who can do things, and not just nerds.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

I love my new sig...

I do, too.

SallyNasty wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

I installed my new dishwasher. My father-in-law did the electrical (mainly because I thought it would be more complicated than it was) and I did the rest. Water in, drain out, securing it to the countertop...all me.

I put in a ceiling fan last weekend and felt the same way.

We are totally manly men who can do things, and not just nerds.

I discovered the secret to doing things like this when you are not one who does it normally.

1 - Read the instructions through the first time.
2 - Read the instructions a second time, moving the object and manipulating it (and your tools) the way you would if you were doing it for real. (if possible)
3 - Do it slowly.
4 - Sacrifice a couple of drops of blood to Mike Holmes, the high-priest of doing it right.
5 - Do it slowly.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

If you get frustrated, take a break.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

God, I want to hit someone with a dildobat.

I have an urge to go see if there's any comic strips at oglaf that I haven't seen yet. (And I would give in, if my twelve year old weren't sitting right behind me.)

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

MY GIRLFRIEND PASSED THE UFE EXAM!!!

Six years of work and study, a major exam in January, a month in Toronto at the School of Accountancy followed by a two day exam and it all coming down to this epic, three day exam that she had to write, then two months of waiting for the results. This year in particular was hellish for her and given that more than 1/3 of everyone who writes the UFE fails it their first time, she was very nervous but she bloody did it! In 9 months from now when she has all her hours, she'll officially be a Chartered Accountant, the highest account designation you can get in Canada and one that will set her up for an amazing career. Hot damn I am so incredibly proud of her right now. :)

Too many posts following not congratulating this--awesome news PA!

Looks like unicorns are from North Korea

North Korea Has Found a Secret Unicorn Lair, Apparently

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Looks like unicorns are from North Korea

North Korea Has Found a Secret Unicorn Lair, Apparently

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The sparkle pony cover-up is in effect!

My oldest nephew just graduated from Marine Corp basic training. He has to go back for Infantry school in a couple of weeks but we get him till then.

This is linked to my recent Loathe about my ailing Grandma; they are only giving her a few days, so he at least got to come home to see her again.

mudbunny wrote:

I discovered the secret to doing things like this when you are not one who does it normally.

4 - Sacrifice a couple of drops of blood to Mike Holmes, the high-priest of doing it right.

This, for some reason, is the important one. Anytime I do a project of any significance where I'm not totally comfortable, if I don't bleed - even just from a skinned knuckle - things always go horribly.

My four old's unintentional hilarity.

'Counting play' this morning, we asked if she could count from 1-10 backwards. Looking at us like we'd just asked her to do the simplest of tasks, she rolls her eyes, lets out a big sigh, then begins counting.

1, 2, 3, 4, etc, while walking away from us, 'backwards'.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

My four old's unintentional hilarity.

'Counting play' this morning, we asked if she could count from 1-10 backwards. Looking at us like we'd just asked her to do the simplest of tasks, she rolls her eyes, lets out a big sigh, then begins counting.

1, 2, 3, 4, etc, while walking away from us, 'backwards'.

That is so awesome. I used to love how literal my daughter could be, to hilarious effect.

I just became a consultant. on the house.

sr_malo wrote:

I just became a consultant. on the house.

What do I do about this rash cause it. Just. Won't. Shut. Up.

Strangeblades wrote:
sr_malo wrote:

I just became a consultant. on the house.

What do I do about this rash cause it. Just. Won't. Shut. Up.

There's nothing you can do about that. You'll just have to learn to deal with it.

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Strangeblades wrote:
sr_malo wrote:

I just became a consultant. on the house.

What do I do about this rash cause it. Just. Won't. Shut. Up.

Miashara wrote:

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I can't stop dealing with it.

Gravey wrote:
Miashara wrote:

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I can't stop dealing with it.

Dear lord... It's hypnotic?!?!

Now that it's getting colder outside, I'm loving our new windows more than ever before.

Right now I'm really lovin' MegaRan's River City Rhymin'
http://megaranmusic.com/album/river-...

maverickz wrote:

Right now I'm really lovin' MegaRan's River City Rhymin'
http://megaranmusic.com/album/river-...

a) Thanks for the tip!
b) Holy crap I'm behind/Random is prolific
c) Everything 50% off for all of December!

My car issue mentioned in the loathe thread was resolved in the luckiest and also cheapest way possible.

Massive weight off my shoulders.

Thin_J wrote:

My car issue mentioned in the loathe thread was resolved in the luckiest and also cheapest way possible.

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