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@achewood I haven't had a haircut since July. I'm hoping to, "wait it out."

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 on: Yesterday at 11:27:52 pm 
Started by spencersage - Last post by AugustWest
Holy Fuck, that was 16 years ago.

 on: Yesterday at 09:20:11 pm 
Started by spencersage - Last post by Asherdan
Preserving Achewood is maybe worthy and all that, but somebody needs to pry this stuff from r. stevens before it is utterly bye-bye.

Or maybe not.

 on: Yesterday at 07:02:15 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Carlos del Vaca
and now a musical interlude

 on: Yesterday at 07:00:18 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Asherdan
I felt so much guilt and shame that I had the pig turned into food last Tuesday. He walked over, all Oink...Grunt...Oink and we shot him in the head and cut his throat.

I guess I really displaced my uncertain feelings. I should probably work on that.

 on: Yesterday at 06:44:34 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by AugustWest
Fair story: We made a little caravan to load livestock into the fair. I loaded up the sheep and goats in a truck bed pen and Bubba (yes, really!) pulled a 24' stock trailer for the steers and pigs. We got the goats and sheep loaded easy, you just walk them up and shove them in. The steer you halter up and walk in easy like. Pigs...fuck pigs.

We put a ramp up to walk them into the trailer and then we use hog boards to direct and box them in. Well, we got the last one up the ramp and when it went to turn the corner into the trailer it didn't like the truck load af angry swine and tried to back out. After chivvying six of the bastard beasts into the trailer I wasn't about to let this one start the process over so I shot my left arm out and straight armed that porker and grabbed it by the left ham and shoved it the rest of the way in.

The pig gladly went along with this plan because, in grabbing him by the ham and shoving, my left thumb went all the way to the base in his asshole. He even made a surprised little "GRUNT" as he hopped in.

About eight of the parents and kids there saw this and everyone generally lost their shit for about 30 seconds.

I went in and washed my hands, but people wiggled their damn thumbs at me and made 'oink oink' sounds all fair week.

I guess it was funny. Also, it didn't feel bad from my side of the deal.

Did the pig keep winking at you flirtatiously?

 on: Yesterday at 03:06:54 pm 
Started by pmcd9 - Last post by Asherdan
Something about how the absurd comedy and silly animals takes the edge off the all too sharp drama.

A spot on point. I'm not sure what a show with live action trying to take on these kinds of issues would look like, but I bet it would get run out of town in front of torches and pitchforks.

 on: Yesterday at 03:03:38 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Asherdan
So I went home yesterday and found that the turn to Fall has put the older La Mancha goat, Gidget, into her first heat. Feistiness, lots of bleating, inflamed lady part stuff.

So now we gonna call the breeder and arrange to take her over to get her bone bone bone on in about 20 days.

It works out well, we've got her weight up over 70 lbs. and have been upping her grain and mineral intake so she should be in good shape to make some goat-kids.

 on: Yesterday at 12:30:29 pm 
Started by pmcd9 - Last post by AugustWest
Yeah, there's something to be said for spacing 13 episodes out over a few months rather than a week.

Excellent season though.  Huge lump in my throat at the end.  Something about how the absurd comedy and silly animals takes the edge off the all too sharp drama.

 on: Yesterday at 12:26:27 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Carlos del Vaca
Egads. I know stuff like that is a reality when dealing with animals, but I'd be washing my hands the rest of the day if that happened.

 on: October 18, 2018, 09:42:09 pm 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by theinevitable
Go Ash! You’ve got the spurs on and they’re all saddled up.

Got rejected from the high-paying tech job after a pretty rude interview.

I have a second interview soon for an unpaid coding thing. It’s 3 months and then they help you find a job— they make money by charging recruiters a fee to recruit their alumni. It is not a school, it’s more like a writer’s retreat for coders... people work on projects together, learn stuff together, focus. A backup plan.

Today we had an agency-wide meeting and it made me wanna puke. I can’t believe all the self-congratulation. Our projects in the past 3 years created over 6000 units of affordable housing.
Congrats, that is enough affordable housing for ... 0.07% of New Yorkers. People asked pointed questions about how low our pay is compared to other city agencies and the private sector, and they talked about how satisfying and innovative our work is. Maybe I just haven’t gotten a glimpse of the innovative part.

I submitted an anonymous question about my civil service issue (theoretically a lot of people are in the same boat) and they talked about potential “problems” as a far off thing and not a short deadline like my immediate supervisors said. I think they’re just trying to get rid of me.

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