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Another Strange Thing to Step On

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Got not one clue what this thing is, but it's got 1 spikes on the other side. It was stuck (spikes up) into the bottom of my foot last night. Almost looks like dried bit of roast beef, but I don't tend to every buy beef, because I'm allergic to red meat. Aliens must have left it here when they probed me the other night.  

Current Phone Wallpapers (You Can Download)

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Current phone lock screen and home screen wallpapers. You can grab them below in 1080x1920  

Oh God Why? LOL

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Me reaction to one of the scenes in this movie (AntiChrist). "OH GOD WHY DID SHE DO THAT TO HIM?" Seriously, it's disturbing as heck, but also one of the best movies I've ever seen.  

Where Did This Come From?

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It's been 6 months since I had anything with sprinkles on it. I vacuumed the carpet at least 3 times since then. So... how did this get in here? I'm telling you, it's the aliens when they come to probe me in the middle of the night.  

I'm Just Not Going To Peal A Mushroom

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If I call a person a friend, I love them like close family. But I tell you now and then there is just something infuriating. This time it’s “you have to peal mushrooms.” There is a back story to this, and that is my one friend getting seriously upset and literally telling him mom that we were picking on him. He was in his 50’s at the time BTW. Three of us insisted that there is literally no need to peal a mushroom, because there literally is no reason, unless the mushroom is old. But he got extremely upset over it. His reasoning was “I was told in cooking class to do it.” Well, here is the deal, we both took the same class, with the same instructors. Not once was I or anyone else in the class told to peal them. We were instructed to clean them with a bit of paper towel instead. Here is an important part – never wash them. They will soak up water if you do. Pealing them is a complete waste of good food. It also removes the best part of the mushroom. The outer layer is where most of the

A Life Update in 4 Parts

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I have had a bought of edema in my feet and legs. The left side, as always, is worse. I could not stand at the stove to cook my bean mix for several days. Being it was so painful I ended up ordering in a bunch of Ramen noodles. Sadly, these things taste great, but they are nothing but carbs and empty calories. I'm doing better not but not totally there. I'll be cooking my usual bean mix later on today for the next 2 days or if I feel up to it, the next 4 days. One pot of them is 2 days (6 servings). This stuff tastes great, but I'm sure I'm going to be 10lbs up when I weigh myself on Tuesday (it's Sunday now). I spent a literal week (7 days) eating this bad for you stuff, time to get some healthy food in me again. But I have to admit, this stuff is just so tasty and comforting. Thursday I only eat the noodles once, as I had a free 2 topping pizza on points and I added double cheese and had it delivered. I should have skipped the cheese, and picked it up after coffee

Jigsaw Puzzle List Update

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 I have made and played thousands of Jigsaw Puzzles on Jigsaws Galore over the years. For some time now I have been keeping track of the puzzles. Below is a list of puzzles currently in my to play list and in my "done" archive. The ones in red are folders I have been using, ones in black none of the puzzles have been played. Most of the new ones are 100 pieces as I find that the perfect number.

All Those Porn Spam Accounts

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I love Quora, as I like to answer random questions. But there is a big issue with porn spam accounts on it. 70% of my upvotes are from a profile like this one. I'm kind of sure not one of them is safe to click, but I'm totally not interested in porn anyway. And not like this random person on the internet is going to come to your location just to boff you. Have to say I pass on about 60% of the questions I'm requested to answer. They literally make no sense and the English is so bad I can't decode it. But it's fun and I've answered a few questions most people who never dare to answer. Got to say, Twitter and Instagram are rather the same, 90% of the follows I get on them I block because they are either porn spam channels or scam channels.  

3 Unrelated Things

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This is a fractal I did. I was playing with custom colors and having the image tile on the objects seems to have come out rather cool in this case. In other cases not so much. A friend from Australia (Earth Lion) sent me some coffee and some treats. This was one of the two bags of coffee and was it ever yummy. I have noticed that in Canada everything is slightly bigger. The rest of the world seems to have coffee in 200g bags and the ones made for the Canadian market all have 250g. A bottle of booze is 750ml and most of the planet it's 700ml. I have literally no idea why though. Picked a couple of these up after coffee last month. The are tasty as heck. I like the spicy ones more, but all they had was Original. Yes there is literally "clam juice" in this, along with tomato juice. I have no idea how this got started as a thing, but it's a Canadian invention. The Caesar is also the most popular cocktail in Canada by far.  

New Chair

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Got a new to me chair. It was a total of $60 including having some guys deliver it, so it was a good deal. The old one was rather in bad shape. The one one is not a recliner, but it's comfortable.  

A Trip Out For Coffee in Photos

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Jigsaw Puzzle List

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 Current jigsaw puzzle count is 7029. I use Jigsaws Galore on my PC to make and play them. I tend to make more than I play so the list keeps growing. Anyway, this is the list.

Facebook is a Haven For Scams

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Facebook scam ad. All I'm seeing right now is scams and literal pornography. Just WTF Facebook? And it's been going on for a week now. This one is claiming there is some benefit from the government you can get if you are in my age range. The thing here is they will claim you need to pay them to get it, because if you apply on your own, you won't get it. The fact that there is literally no name of this benefit, so you can't go look it up, is not slowing people down from handing them their money. Sigh. It's not real and you are a sucker for falling for this. Some of them are claiming you can get up to $100,000 from the government on this one, but this one is fare more vague. Lets look at this photo shall we? It's from a news article in the UK where a man is complaining he was given a parking fee of £65 when he was not actually parked in the place the bill says he was. You can LITERALLY see what he is holding in the photo and that is has F-All to do with the Govern

YouTube Spam and Scams

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YouTube is incredibly bad at keeping out spam and scams. I've literally seen porn spam where it literally says it's a porn link. Sigh. This is the latest thing. It's a scam that is showing up as replies to comments on big name YouTubers. They are smarter than the usual, as it has the channel icon of the person who posted the video, but the name is not the same as you see. Seriously, when this shows up 200 times in 2 minutes and YT still does not think it's spam, you got to shake your head.  

A Day in Photos

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Always I have the coffee in the morning. The tattoo you see above is a reminder of mental health issues in my life. It's never far from my mind, and I'm grateful that medication works so well. Mandelbulb3D is a very fun hobby. It makes 3D fractals like the one above. Always nice when it's mostly sunny and I can sit outside in the sun.  

I'm About 90% Vegetarian

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Been eating a lot of lentil soup the last few days. I am however almost out of spice to put in it, so that is going to stop. I need to make more of my bean mix today as well, I'm all out. Might not even eat today, not that I'm lacking in hunger, but I just have an upset tummy and I want to skip it. Maybe I'll just do up some veggies to eat and be done with it. I'm about 90% vegetarian at the moment. I do still eat some cheese and meat on occasion. I seem to feel a lot better eating less meat. My pain levels are down and my joints are not as stiff. My blood work seems to be coming back great since I went veggie as well. So it's been good for me. It is dull as hell though, because I can't afford fresh stuff, only frozen.  

New Appliances Are Terrible

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Ya know, this stove is only 2 and a half years old. There seems to be rust on the one burner. It's the one I use to make coffee with my Moka pot. That's just not quality I'm telling you. It's an "Amana" if you are wondering the brand. They also gave me a nice new Frigidaire fridge. This thing makes more noise than an old truck on a washboard road. I mean when it cuts in the defrost, it sounds like someone dropped a plastic cup from a great height. Seriously, you can hear it in the hall when it does it. They tell me this is normal. Got to wonder how they make appliances these days. Are they made to be replaced or have parts changed in a couple of years? It freaking seems that way.  

My Doctor is Abandoning Me

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So my doctor is leaving and abandoning me to die. Seriously though, I took a year to get her as a doctor, and now looking at the list of doctors in Moose Jaw, there are literally only 2 that are taking individual patients that are not pregnant. If I was a woman, a child, had a family, or was trans, I'd be able to find a doctor right away. But I'm a single male who is not trans - so I have extremely limited options. I'll have to phone the 2 places that have doctors taking individuals tomorrow and see if one will take me or not. Sadly the one that I am more sure of getting is on the other side of the city, and if I need a cab, it's going to be a fortune. The worst part is, when I got on with this doctor, she told me she planed to stay in Moose Jaw for the rest of her time as a doctor. That did not happen, I did not even have her as a doctor for 7 months before I got this letter. Sigh. It's like the health system is trying to screw people over. And why the hell is ther

Jigsaw Puzzles Update

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Once again, I use Jigsaws Galore on my PC to make and play puzzles. It's rather become an obsession over the years. For the past 3 years or so, I've been saving the puzzles I've played, and keeping track of them all - just because I can.  

Why Am I Getting 2 Different YouTube Players?

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This is a screen cap of the YouTube Android App, with 2 different accounts. It's my device (same device) and the same Wi-Fi. So why is my Tag channel account getting a nicer looking player than my Vlogging account. Should the "Premium" not have the nicer looking player? Just so strange there is even a difference. Same app, same phone, same Wi-Fi.  

It's Not Selfish to Have Pets Instead of Children

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  Q: Is it selfish if a couple decides to have pets instead of children?  A: I don't think so. I'm 55 and never had any children and seeing the state of the world, I'm rather glad I did not have any. As well, the world literally does NOT need to have humans keep breading out of control. We are using up resources very fast and it won't be extremely long until we have run out of a lot of things we need for our technology and so on. Not to mention what we have done to the planet, in my estimate, we have about 100 to 150 years until most of the planet it too hot to grow food. So no it's not selfish to have pets instead. The only people demanding you have children seem to be religious leaders who want to win some kind of race with other religions, as to how many followers you can get.

A Couple of Scams

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I've gotten a bunch of these. First off, it does not even know your name, so it's not Amazon. Second off, they are looking to get your login information so they can steal stuff with your credit card. Amazon will not text you, if anything goes wrong, they email you. This is literally a blanket text sent to thousands of people at random hoping someone falls for it. My phone has a Smart Call thing on it, it knows potential scammers and blocks the numbers. The phone does not even ring, it goes right to voice mail. I get almost no actual phone calls, but they do happen now and then. 90% of the scams are texted to me.  

Turning off Samsung Voice Input and Using Google Instead

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OK, Samsung Voice to Text is literally almost useless. So here is how to turn it off and use Google instead. Go to settings, tap "General management". Tap "Samsung Keyboard settings". Turn off "Samsung voice input" and turn on "Google voice input". You might want to turn this CRAP off as well, as it's supper annoying to be censored by it.  

3 Ouchies (Photos)

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Skinned my knuckle. Not done that in ages. Got blood work 12 days ago and there is still a bruise for some reason. Never had one this long after blood was drawn. I typically bruise after, as I'm very hard to get blood out of. The last 6 months, I've had these red things popping up all over me. The doctor tells me it's nothing and as I age I'll get more. They could have been popping up for years, I just noticed them in the last 6 months. On my legs they are bigger.  

A Week in Photos

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I ordered 2 200g bags of these and the shopper tells me he's getting a bigger bag as the 200g are out. Well I'm thinking her getting the 450g bag. NOPE. He got me the walk-in size LOL. Alexa tells me "It might be time to order coffee" - Well, I think she is wrong. This is carbonated Saskatoon Berry Flavored Mead from the Prairie Bee Meadery. It was EPIC. I keep spelling it "Whisky" and people keep telling me I'm wrong, well here is the label - so... I'm right. Having a sip of Alberta Premium Whisky while I listen to classic rock.  

My OneDrive Works Again

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OneDrive is back online, but with great effort. They never fixed a dang thing, I had to literally delete all y stuff then save it to OneDrive again. It took 9 hours. I've got 100mb/s upload speed, but there is a massive time between files and now and then it just pauses for up to 2 minutes. Very big pain in the butt. However, I complained that I was going to switch to a different company and they gave me a free month. So I saved a massive $8.88 this month LOL.  

OneDrive is Toast AGAIN

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 Well... OneDrive is messed up yet again. Every time I turn on the PC it does the processing changes ting for 2 hours, then fails to download any of the stuff I've sent to the cloud in the last 3 days. I was downloading it in the browser from the OneDrive site, but not it is NOT downloading either. The photos I have to view in the browser then right click and save them, then put them in their folder. This is a pain in the butt, as I use it daily for tossing files to other devices. Now it won't download anything from the past 3 days on any device. What a pain in the butt this is becoming. I see other people have the issue as well, and are complaining on Twitter. No replies from the OneDrive account on there of course. Being that close to a billion people use this service, you think more people would be complaining, but only a handful are. Would be nice if they fixed their dang shit soon. Switching to Google Drive would be massively expensive being how mush storage I am using. I

July 11, 2022 - My Day in Photos

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Had a shower in my ancient bath tub. I have a clear shower curtain, as the light in the shower is not great with a normal non-see-through curtain. Noticed how many crumbs have gotten into my cup holder on my easy chair. Needed to wash it out. Don't want it crunching as I get my glass of whiskey out of the holder now do I? Eat a batch of curried veggies and loved it. This came from Amazon and DANG is it tasty coffee. Need to change my sponge. Need to wash my stove. Need to clean my kettle.