Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    We went through the same thing. MrsG posted on Facebook, and, lo and behold, the only people who had any input were the ones who had the Brand Whore brand seats.

    Now we own two Britax car seats. :fu:

    The worst part is the guilt that underlies the whole thing. Once you know there's a better-quality version out there, there's always that nagging sense of, "what if I get into a wreck and the non-Brand Whore seat fails and something happens. I'll spend the rest of my life feeling guilty that I didn't spend just a little extra for Brand Whore!"


    We've had something similar here. I heard crickets chirping the other night. In January? WTF?

    I hope we get a little more "winter" before winter ends. I shudder to think about this summer's bug situation if we don't.


    That's really awful, Douglas. Sorry to hear it.
     
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    MrG Senior member

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    I was driving to work today, and someone told me my brake lights were out. I thought, "no biggie, I'm sure it's just a fuse, and I carry extras just in case."

    I pulled the fuse to check it out.

    It's not the fuse.

    :fu:
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Speaking of baby car seats I often wonder how anyone over the age of 30 made it through childhood. Even back in the 90s they would try and tell you that you could not take your new baby home unless you had a carseat...like some fucking nurse on the LDRP ward has force of law to hold your kid hostage. They also tend to call CPS if you defy them. IMO, it's a sign the End Times are here.
     
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    Yeah, and millions of people think 9/11 was an inside job. What's your point?

    So, I always carry around this little chaplet, (Divine Infant of Prague) and I am putting on my jacket this morning and I realize it is gone. Its not in the pants I wore yesterday or the jacket, not in my jeans' coin pocket either and not in my desk or where I empty my pockets, not in my car either. My only thought is that it would have fallen out somewhere at the boxing gym but its so small its easy to miss and may have gotten swept up... basically there aren't many possessions I would be upset to lose and this is probably the only one.

    Also, yesterday I texted two of my good friends to see if they wanted to hang out (They are married) and the dude was like what you got in mind, I was like down for whatever, gotta eat and then I never heard back from them. Really bothering me actually....
     
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    ugh. what is it?

    can it be fixed with a lighter?


    even seat belts were not really worn as a standard not too long ago. on long car trips i remember me and my siblings sleeping across a whole row of seats and on the floor between rows of our mini van. it seems car safety was almost non existant until fairly recently.
     
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    stupid effing snow. slipped in my house and fell on my ass cuz my shoes were layered with a thin membrane of ice, salt everywhere, and traffic is a freaking mess. man, snow used to be fun. now its just a huge PIA.

    /grumpy
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    If you take meat out of chili whatever that dish is the vegans are serving just plain isn't chili.
     
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    Well, this is true.
     
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    Chili is a very divisive topic. There are so many regional variations, and each region's chili is the One True Chili And All Other Chilies Are False.

    I'm not even sure how once could accurately describe the broader spectrum of chili, except to say that it is a stew that contains some type of dried chili peppers in it.

    Now, I love me some meaty chili, but I will say that one of my favorite chilies has no meat--just beans. It is delicious. I can't call it vegetarian as I put fish sauce in it for some extra umami umph, but yeah... It's delicious.
     
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    Erm, it's pretty much just meat and chili powder. Chili with just meat and chili peppers would be weird.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    My knowledge of chili con carne (note its meat and chili here, not chili con carne y frijoles) is that it was created in Texas, with San Antonio as the epicenter, and was dried meat, fat, spices and chili peppers pounded into some sort of pemmican type thing for eating on the trail. Just toss into boiling water and you've got dinner.
     
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    Don't know yet. The first thing I need to do is actually have someone get back there and check so I can be sure there really is a problem. I put a new fuse in that spot just to see if it worked, but I didn't have anyone who could check it out when I hit the pedal.

    If it's not the fuse, my next guess is a bad switch, assuming all of the other lights are working.

    If it's not that, I don't know, and that suuuuuuucks because electrical stuff can be a huge pain to fix.

    I suppose it could be fixed with a lighter. And a gas can. But I like my Jeep and want to keep it.
     
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    I assume you've checked the light bulbs, right?

    BTW: PROTIP ALERT - I was a bit of a clamp snob for a long time, my dad got some pistol-grip clamps that also function as spreaders and I resisted their siren call for years until one day I needed a spreader and picked one up. Now I use it every time I need to check tail lights - I prop it between the steering wheel and brake pedal and spread away. I know, I sound slutty and cheap, but there you go.
     
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    Not yet. That'll be on the list when I start diagnosing. Though it seems like a long shot that they'd all go bad at the same time, especially given my third brake light is an aftermarket LED.

    When I pulled the fuse, I noticed a couple of burn marks on the blade, though the fuse itself wasn't blown. I'm hoping that means it was bad, but I'm not optimistic. I'm also concerned about what caused the marks.
     
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    Cincinnati chili has cinnamon in it for some ungodly reason. It's not exactly revolting but it's so unnecessary.
     

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