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Aug 2, 2013 STJA commented on Lunchtime Quickie: Ain't No Thief Like a Rhubarb Thief.
@16 - I'm with 18 here. Totally depends on where the property line is. In fact, it might not be a great idea (or even legal??) to put a fence directly on the property line, since you'd have to deal directly with whoever owned the other property.
Jan 24, 2013 STJA commented on If You Were Wondering Whether the $10 Chocolate Bars at Stumptown, Which Were Hand-Crafted by Brooklyn "Artisans" to Openly Mock My Poverty, Are Worth the Price....
Yes! A shout-out to B. T. McElrath! Incredible chocolate if your parents are buying it for your stocking stuffers.
Jan 23, 2013 STJA commented on Why Do Sports Need an Extra Bullshit Narrative Layered on Top?.
As someone who likes watching sports, but is not a hardcore sportfan, I couldn't give a flying fuck about anyone's backstory. It's fun enough to watch the actual competition. In the Olympics, it gets so jingoistic that I start rooting against the Americans sometimes. I hate sports narratives unless they actually involve that person's participation in sports.
Jan 13, 2013 STJA commented on Fuck the Golden Globes.
WTF man! You just stole me comment from the last thread!
Jan 13, 2013 STJA commented on Two Posts About a Football Game? And Not a Single Post About the Golden Globes?.
The Golden Globes are boring EVERY year. The Seahawks aren't!
Jan 8, 2013 STJA commented on Have You Gotten Your Flu Vaccine Yet?.
Here's how flu works. There are often mulitple strains, and the vaccine manufacturers try to predict which ones are going to be nasty and focus on those. This year, they appear to have missed one. So get your shot, but don't be surprised if you still get the flu. Had to take my wife to the ER for her fever last weekend, while sick myself, despite us both having had the shot. The internist's best guess was flu.

OH, and be prepared to call around to find Tamiflu, as others have mentioned. They're running out.
Jan 3, 2013 STJA commented on On Navigating Stink.
Lived in CR off and on while doing work there, and it's the same (everywhere, almost). One way they seem to deal with it is aggressive policing of the little trash bins where one sticks one's dirty TP. They also tend to do a good job (I think) of covering over their TP, rendering it much less smelly. Finally, you just get used to it. You're doing it, everyone's doing it, stop being so fucking sensitive. Be glad you're not the guy who had to empty the bin.
Dec 7, 2012 STJA commented on Marriage License Applications in King County Spike 1,200 Percent.
This is so FUCKING AWESOME.
Dec 7, 2012 STJA commented on "How Freakin Dare You?????".
Isn't this rubbing it in the face of the conservative fucktards who were equating gay relationships with bestiality? How could you think this was serious?
Dec 3, 2012 STJA commented on Re: The Princess Is Pregnant.
I respect any individuals choices about this, but I have to say there IS a god damn biological limit to when a woman can choose to have a baby. I feel like the opposite pressure can actually show up - you're taught "goddammit don't get anyone pregnant" so you avoid the fuck out of it for years, because it will fuck up your (or her) career, and then bam. Your wife is almost too old to conceive. The odds of pregnancy go off a cliff after you hit 35, so seriously, if you think you want one, ever, do it now.
 

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