Chit Chat v.2

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by megatron, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    This happens every time I drive by that rest stop. TBH I've thought about driving my Jeep out there for that iconic "look at my cute outdoorsy car posing for its portrait" thing. :lol:
     
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  2. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Also, welcome to Nevada! You've got to be about ready to hit Elko now, right? Don't put the 85 octane in your car. There's weirdly decent sushi on Idaho street if you're stopping for lunch.
     
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  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I asked if we could drive out there like the cool kids. He said he didn't want that much salt screwing up his undercarriage. Fine, we can be the boring ones.

    If only P liked sushi. We stopped at Maverick Casino, formerly Red Lion Casino. We got takeout because Ryder. I hung out in the car with him while P ordered and got himself some casino chips for his collection.

    Stopped in Winnemucca for gas just in time for a gnarly windstorm that kicked up scenes from the Dust Bowl.
    Dust storm.jpg
     
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  4. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Winnemucca is trash. I just did this drive four days ago and had pretty much the same experience.
     
  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    IDK if it's just everything and the past 18mo or hormones or what, but damn if I'm not falling apart at every emotional commercial. And OMJG I just saw Simone Biles on screen. Tears tears tears.
     
  6. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Now that my work is fully remote, we’ve been talking about moving. I think we’re officially Texas bound! We’ve been in Galveston this week checking it out and we both love it. Being able to live somewhere that we’re not stuck inside 5 months out of the year will be a dream. Plus as thing inevitably shut back down, we’ll be able to do outdoor activities still. I will just need to teach J my sunblock ways, even though I tried this week he thought he’d be fine and is terribly burnt!
     
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  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I would love to live in Austin, but summer is so damn hot. Congrats though, exciting!
     
  8. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    We would love Austin too but it’s been growing so much lately it’s not affordable. Even with it being in the mid to high 90s, with the gulf breeze and some shade it was super nice while we were there.
     
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  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Gulf breeze sounds dreamy. When you can pick, why not live where you want to vacation?! My brother lives just north of Houston and fuuuuck that it is so humid (on top of super hot), I refuse to visit like March - September.
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Co-sign @CoolWife

    Sincerely,
    Miserably waiting for my flight to Humidity Hell aka NW Houston
     
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  11. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    So everything has been a shitshow. A 6:50am version of my flight was hella delayed and finally boarded at what should have been my boarding time. My flight has been pushed back an hour. Hahahaha my connecting flight is boarding now while we are still waiting to take off on leg 1.

    LOLOL and the captain just announced the lavatory is broken.
     
  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    To Houston. Take 2.
     
  13. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Too many folks walk around this Earth deeply believing they are the only ones around. I admit to being a rude bitch when getting off the flight and stomping through the people who decided to stop and cluster right at the gate door.

    Meanwhile, it is wild and surreal being in my parents' house. It's still "deep in my bones" familiar but also with enough major changes that are jarring.
     
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  14. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Airports have been horrible since travel has picked back up. It’s like everyone has forgotten how to act in public!
     
  15. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Dad: brings up right-wing talking point
    Me: calmly disagrees and states why
    Dad: gets annoyed and asks to drop the subject

    He brought up defunding the police, and I had to ask him what that means. His definition was…oof. He got agitated when I said what it actually means, and he brushed it off as “wElL tHaT’s wHAt the LiBeRaLS WANT you all o believe”. He’s brought it up with other issues, too. He thinks he sees the “big picture” and that ALL news is propaganda of sorts.

    He has no idea how deep in right wing propaganda he is, but at least he believes in vaccines still, so I guess I’ll count my blessings.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2021
  16. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Well, he’s got that part right.
     
  17. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    He meant it in the sense that reliable news sources don’t exist
     
  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I mean...yes, that's what liberals want you to believe. Because it's the true explanation of what they want. In that sense, he is correct.
     
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  19. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I really don't fault that line of thinking. All of mainstream news media is beholden to its advertisers. It's worth questioning why anything they present to the public has been deemed newsworthy by them.
     
  20. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sitting in my parked car finishing out Country Grammar, which was the next song after Friends in Low Places. Idk what that means for my work day, but I enjoyed these 8ish min.
     
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  21. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Nelly is a better note to go out on. It's always best to get a little hyphy before starting a shift.
     
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  22. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Questioning is always healthy. Bias does exist and I think that’s fair to acknowledge and bear in mind. My peeve here is he’s brushing it off as all equally fake and thus it’s all unreliable. Except Fox. For some reason Fox is exempt.
     
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  23. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    LOL, then his position is no longer defensible.
     
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  24. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    In one of my FB mom groups a mom is struggling with the fact her 5 year old really really hates babies. The kid says she hates them because they drool a lot. You’re not wrong, kid.
     
  25. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    5yo already understands that youth is wasted on the young.
     
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