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Making me happy: Yesterday was my last day at my old job, and I don't think I've ever had a more gracious send-off. They got the whole department together earlier in the week to say goodbye, and both my boss and department director said some kind words about me to the group. Also, pretty much everyone I worked with in any capacity stopped by my office at some point during the week to say goodbye, tell me they're going to miss me, and thank/compliment me for all the work I...
AIC is where it's at. There is no grunge band that even comes close to them for me.Also, you're probably going to laugh at this (if you even know who it is), but the single most underrated record of the 90s was Ugly Kid Joe's "Menace to Sobriety." They got lost in the 90s transition from metal to grunge/post-grunge, and having their first big hit basically be a novelty song didn't help, but that record is a masterpiece of funk metal. It's easily in my top five records of...
It really is good. It's rich, but it's a nice indulgence.I hadn't had one until a few years back when my friend who lives in Kentucky told me I had to have one when I visited. Not gonna lie - I was pretty nervous about what was going to happen to me.I've only ever had one cooked at home. It was delicious, but the cook kept doing that thing where they talk down about their food and swear it's not as good as I should be. I enjoyed it, but I have no idea how it would compare...
I loved that first Candlebox album, but they were probably one of the most boring bands I ever saw live. I saw them on Metallica's tour for the box set. It was Fight, Candlebox, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metallica (AIC was supposed to be there but bailed). When Candlebox came on, they sounded great, but they were weirdly lacking in stage presence. It was almost like someone had put a live album on so we could hang out and listen to it
I largely agree with Piob's assessment of Bush. They're certainly not the 90s band I'll play for my kids, but they're representative of their milieu and listenable enough to still check out from time to time. Though I should admit that I've had a soft spot for them since "Everything Zen" came out and a friend pointed out that Gavin Rossdale sounded like he really wished he was in a metal band but got stuck in an alt-rock band because metal was basically nonexistent in the...
If you talk about a hot brown in Kentucky, you will not get coffee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Brownhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Brown
Or a bleeding ulcer!
Thanks, man. It'll just be me. Despite being pretty progressive on the gender front, I'm a little old school when it comes to this type of stuff. Somebody has to stay with the kids, both to look after them and to provide emotional support, and I think she's a better candidate for the latter than me. Sometimes the little ones need mom more than dad. Plus, I'm much better equipped to deal with the dirty work when it comes stuff like this, and I still think there are some...
Thanks for the kind words, dudes. It has been a hard call to make, because she's not in pain, and she's still completely there mentally. The problem is that she has a pretty severe neurological problem, and there's really not anything the vet can do about it. At first it was just some trouble walking, but it has gotten worse over the last month or so and seems to be accelerating and spreading. At this point, she can barely walk, and has a pretty poor quality of life. MrsG...
It looks like we're going to be putting my older dog down this weekend. I'm not the type to get super attached to pets, but I'm going to miss the old gal. We got her less than six months after we got married, and she's accompanied us from young newlyweds to established adults with kids. She's been with us through all sorts of adventures - seven moves, two states, finishing two degrees, starting my career, another dog, a couple kids, and so on. It's weird to think of my...
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