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    I can't be sure, because of my young age and the long-deadness of relative, but paternal grandfather (WWII), I think had one of those and some other stuff. No idea -- it was just a kind of little wooden box with a bunch of war stuff in it (tiny, like 10cmx10cmx6cm, and, IIRC, a rosary. I think that was the first time my mother told me that some people believed in the crucifix Jesus above my bed and all that, and I literally could not countenance such an idea. I think I must have been four or so, because I know I said so. I was kind of a shitty little kid.

    TNP is surprised by how many military veterans he or she has actually become friendly/acquaintancely/co-workerly with over the years.

    no, I wasn't talking about combat stories, just tales of people who just enlisted, or were commissioned, and have tall tales to tell about "this time in training" and other funny anecdotes. I've never heard anybody talk about combat IRL.
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    I have several veterans as friends, but I can't say I'm surprised to.

    TNP needs to buy some stamps.

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    Naw. I got enough outdated stamps in weird denominations to fulfill my current needs.

    TNP does not want to go to Walmart, and will explain why.

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    Nah, I'm OK with Walmart, though I seldom feel any real need to go.

    TNP wants to know what Jizzelbin's deal is with Walmart.

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    Of course no: I know what the deal is. There aren't that many places around to use Walmart gift cards, except Walmart. It's also way the fuck out in the goddamned hell-realm, and a real hassle to get to, with traffic and the rock whore banshee trophy wives and shit.

    TNP can explain to me why I shouldn't, looking ahead into the summer, buy me some cargo shorts -- knee length, pockets. Seems fine to me.

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    I won't stand in your way. T-shirts and khaki shorts are practically my summer uniform.

    TNP has 'way too many T-shirts.

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    Nah, I don't have nearly enough of any kind of clothes, except I probably have too many orange golf shirts.

    TNP needs to overhaul their closets.

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    Yeah, I have 'way too many T-shirts! Sometimes the piles are bit too high and tottering.

    TNP has lived through an earthquake.

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    Yeah, a few when I was younger. Nothing earth-shattering. Well. Maybe.

    TNP is kind of more of a fan of T-shirts with breast pocket, plain colors, or golf shirts, than other kinds of short-sleeved shirts. If not, explanation is required.

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    No, most of my T-shirts have a logo or picture of some kind. I think I only have a couple with breast pockets, and don't have many golf shirts. That just how I roll!

    TNP has heard a dog bark today.

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    No. Therefore it's been a great day so far.

    TNP witnessed yet again an aggressive act by an automobile enthusiast against correct drivers who yield to pedestrians, as is mandated. Alternate TNP, TNP prefers to phrase what apparently is a battle between the needle-dicked limp-shaft gearheads and pedestrians in terms of rights: a pedestrian has the right, in general, to use the road. A vehicle operator has to ask permission from the state. One is right, the other is wrong, barring related but irrelevant further infractions.

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    No, although I did have to turn a little abruptly last night and got beeped at by a car that was following me too closely.

    TNP has seen a live wombat.

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    No.

    TNP thinks whipping would be an appropriate, immediate remedy to drivers who fail to realize that at thirty-five miles an hour, it takes six fucking car lengths to stop a car. Robert Loggia in Lost Highway it right. For the nerds out there, the batman probably would have done some extrajudicial Mr. Eddy/Robert Loggia-style punishment just to keep the roads clear of human trash.

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    Having never seen Lost Highway, I'm gonna say... true?

    TNP has owned at least six cars during his or her life so far.

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    Actually, don't think so. During long stretches in the Arctic, didn't own a car at all, and tend to keep cars until their repair costs outweigh the costs of a new one. (And counting the cars in my wife's name as "owning".)

    TNP likes shopping for liquor better than any other kind of shopping.

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    No, I think I like shopping for books, music or, hmm... neckties best. I buy liquor very rarely - a bottle or two last me for a long time.

    TNP bought a large bottle of booze in the past week.

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    No. I've bought twenty liters of wine in the past week, but liquor....not for two or three weeks.

    TNP thinks wine falls more in the good category than the "hooch" category.

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    Quote Originally posted by Jizzelbin View post
    TNP thinks wine falls more in the good category than the "hooch" category.
    That was supposed to be "food" category. It can also be "good," but so can plenty of spirits or beer.

    Food. Not good. Primarily food.

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    Nah, I don't think of wine as "hooch", (unless it's the cheap port that winos drink) but I don't think of it as "food", either. Just wine.

    TNP is having pizza tonight.

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    No, I did two or three nights ago (pepperoni and pineapple, yum), but not tonight.

    TNP thinks pepperoni and pineapple pizza is an abomination unto God.

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    Yes, with pepperoni, that's probably an odd combination -- too strong a sausage (because, you know, the peppers). Now thinly sliced back bacon or other ham + pineapple is very good. I'd order a slice of that if some pizza joint only had that and some gross hippie-looking vegan crap, or something else I didn't want at that moment, like the otherwise-good breakfast pizza (eggs, potato, other stuff). However, I wouldn't really trust it a pizza joint where they warm it up in the oven -- seems like a bacteria minefield.

    ETA RET: "(unless it's the cheap port that winos drink)" Goddammit.

    TNP made the mistake of trying a bite of a vegan pizza slice ONCE.

    Alternate TNP: TNP wants to know what the hell RET was doing in the damned Arctic.
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    Nope, never had vegan pizza, and am in no particular hurry to try it.

    TNP really should clean out his or her basement.

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    Don't have a basement. However, pretty much everything else needs a cleaning. Maybe even a vacuuming. Well, no, but a good tidying up at least.

    TNP is looking forward to removing some of the suck from Star Wars: The Last Jedi by listening to a commentary, for example, by RiffTax, in the near future. $3.99! It's supposed to be funny! There is word on the street that porgs might be roasted. Many bothans died to get you this information.

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    No, I don't think I need to see that movie again anytime soon.

    TNP is enjoying air conditioning right now.

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    No. I nourish my soul with the sufferings of my flesh.

    TNP has recently completely misread a road map, and therefore is an idiot.

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    Nah, haven't looked at a road map since GPS became common, and even then didn't feel particularly bad about not being able to read all the nasty squiggles.

    TNP has used Web MD in the past month.

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    No, it's been quite awhile.

    TNP could use a new smartphone these days.

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    No. I could use a new Android mini-tablet, though, for playing bridge and gin rummy on.

    TNP should probably start using some smart-phone features (i.e., features more bloated than texting and playing music) but sort of doesn't want to.

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    True. I use my phone for talking, texting, checking the news and occasionally Google Maps, and that's about it.

    TNP has consulted Google Maps in the past week.

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    Yep. Had to figure out how to get to this WalMart in an exurb. Unfortunately the map was not conventionally oriented with up == North.

    TNP thinks digitized maps (or its attendant sub-industry GIS) is actually pretty cool, but doesn't have a problem reading the squiggly lines in topo maps and everything.

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    Yup. I'm old school usually when it comes to maps, but Google Maps does come in handy now and then.

    TNP has seen at least three dogs today.

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    No, I've seen none dogs today or yesterday. I have however thought quite a bit (meaning, for me, some) about possibly introducing a large, powerful dog into my houshold sometime in the next ten years.

    TNP has a rival IRL.

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    Not really, no.

    TNP needs a nap.

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    No, for my essential fluids might leak out.

    TNP can explain why people wear cotton T-shirts for exercise/strenuous activity: you know, because of them getting soaked with sweat and basically never drying out. Comfortable when dry, miserable when wet. They are the opposite of women.

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    Because they're cheap, can be easily changed and just as easily washed. I wear them for exercise and hard work, too.

    TNP has visited West Virginia.

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    No, don't think so. Nothing against the place, just haven't made it.

    TNP has been to Kansas.

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    Drove through part of it once in 1983 but didn't see much, and remember even less.

    TNP wants to see Deadpool 2.

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