+ Reply to thread
Page 159 of 162 FirstFirst ... 59 109 149 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 LastLast
Results 7,901 to 7,950 of 8083

Thread: The next person to post in this thread...

  1. #7901
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Nope.

    TNP will tell me who they are.

  2. #7902
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    One's a Baron with peculiar habits, the other is kind of a trollop and sexual interest of the unnamed narrator of indeterminate sexual preferences in Proust's Recherche.

    TNP is now or has ever used an old-fashioned double-edged butterfly "safety razor" (not a straight razor, but somewhat similar although with some safety elements built in). The kind where you can buy a box of one hundred fresh blades for cheap and just insert them easily.

  3. #7903
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Yes, now and then, although I usually use my electric razor.

    Thanks for the explanation about the Proust characters.

    TNP wore gloves or mittens today.

  4. #7904
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Of course. Good old work gloves (not leather for heavy work, just regular rubberized cloth ones for light duty).

    And you're welcome about the Proust: not the most detailed descriptions, but I like to spread the word about one of the comparatively few great novels: perhaps the best.

    TNP is considering buying some pants with a reinforced crotch, or, alternatively, has ever used duck tape to repair clothes or cover up blemishes on outerwear (e.g., leather jackets)

  5. #7905
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    No and no. When things get that worn and can't be patched, I thrown 'em out and replace 'em.

    TNP has heard of this dude before: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennie_Stennett

  6. #7906
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    No, I never heard of him. I guess he neither created Ren and Stimpy, nor is responsible for the single best innovation in men's clotheswear: the gussetted crotch.

    TNP would rather own a Lincoln Town Car or a mint-condition Cadillac from the 1970s as a daily driver.

  7. #7907
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    Nah, I kind of like this century.

    TNP likes classic restaurants better than classic cars.

  8. #7908
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    False. Even though I despise cars and driving, I don't enjoy eating in restaurants. I want to be in control of the food, not some rando "server" and a bunch of tweaker cooks, no matter how good the food is. a vintage Charger or Challenger, or an older Cadillac or a late-model black Lincoln Towncar are pretty cool, IMHO.

    TNP thinks it would be an excellent idea to pop a loud semi-truck-style air horn under the hood of his or her current car.

  9. #7909
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    There are certainly times when I'd be tempted to sound it.

    TNP has felt like cussing out another driver in the past week.

  10. #7910
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Sure, I guess, but I usually just stew in my annoyance or use the lever-style e-brake to make it appear I've slammed on my brakes to a tailgater yesterday (and probably other times this week as well).

    TNP frequently mutters foul obscenities to inanimate objects in other contexts, however.

  11. #7911
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    And,of course, one good TNP deserves an example. Mind you I had the signum crucis from palm ash today after morning mass. "You motherfucking cocksucking bag son of a bitch get your ass in that fuck ass cart or I will fuck you in the face you fucking bag motherfucker shit."

  12. #7912
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Jesus probably said something like that once, but it got cut from the New Testament.

    Yes, I've been known to curse inanimate objects when frustrated (like my computer when it's working soooooo damnnnnnn slowwwwwwwwly).

    TNP's feet are warm right now.

  13. #7913
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Yep. Not toasty warm but comfortable.

    TNP thinks flaming hot Cheetos are about the best snack food, perhaps next to pork rinds. Or will supply alternative similar junk food.

  14. #7914
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Yep, I like them. Just about any snack food that's either spicy, BBQ or sour-cream-and-onion is OK by me.

    TNP, by contrast, prefers plain potato chips.

  15. #7915
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Yeah, among chips/crisps I prefer the plain ones (with salt!). I wasn't going to answer, but I just now woke up after falling asleep sitting at my desk at home and somehow imagined I had a thing of Triscuits at hand and was going to eat them. There were no Triscuits to be found. But somehow my glasses were on upside down.

    TNP has seen many times recently a woman with a striking color of eye, and will describe if true.

  16. #7916
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    No, I can't say that I have.

    TNP prefers green eyes to any other.

  17. #7917
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Not really. I prefer smoldering gray-ish dark eyes.

    TNP kind of finds blue-colored eyes sort of horrid, and would not choose a woman with such.

  18. #7918
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Not really. I prefer smoldering gray-ish dark eyes.

    TNP kind of finds blue-colored eyes sort of horrid, and would not choose a woman with such.

  19. #7919
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    If it's because of fakey contact lenses, true. If it's genuine, I like them, but it's not a big issue one way or the other.

    TNP has been in a library today.

  20. #7920
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Negative. I've spent too many years collecting my own private library, such that I have not many books I need access to at the moment that aren't at my immediate reach.

    TNP is disgusted with the print holdings of the average public or university library. Pace Bill and Melinda Gates, this is not the way I see the average person to have access to important texts, although I am sure various librarians put up a brave front, illiterate as they may be.

    TNP is considering only wearing white "dress" shirts, for when it's a tucked-in type affair, because he or she is tired of having to choose among various other styles of collared shirts in his or her wardrobe.
    Last edited by Jizzelbin; 09 Mar 2019 at 02:09 AM.

  21. #7921
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Well, not only white dress shirts, but I do have several of them and wear them quite a lot.

    TNP owns more than ten neckties.

  22. #7922
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Oh, I don't know. Probably somewhere around in my closet there are that many, but I only wear two neckties: a kind of nice red one with some subtle stripey-things (a new addition) and a very nice black tie with a pattern of white/gray dots, so I don't look like a mortician. And a Jerry Garcia tie in black and gray that is very subdued, but I don't like to think about the Grateful Dead. I do like the navy blue tie with tiny dancing ladies and a guy playing a drum set: you can't see what the pattern is until you're way up close. And a very nice ascot. The others are just novelty ties and a plain black silk tie, but I don't really know where they are at they moment.

    TNP is pretty much constantly misplacing little things here and there: flash drives, scraps of paper with stuff written on them, articles of clothing, anything like that, really.

  23. #7923
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    Christ, yes, my whole life, and my kid is the same.

    TNP has made earnest attempts to be organized, but just can't seem to pull it off.

  24. #7924
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Indeed. I'll clean off my desk and home office floor, organize and file sheet music and papers once in a while. Same thing with cleaning out the old automobile. Doesn't matter. Eventually entropy rises and it's as bad as ever.

    TNP understands the principle behind "a little bit of cleaning/organizing/whatever each day," but would rather do everything in one fell swoop and get it over with.

  25. #7925
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Yeah, usually. But I tend to be pretty well-organized as a rule.

    TNP is following the early stages of the 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign relatively closely.

  26. #7926
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    No. I know nothink. I see the horror, the horror.

    TNP has spent about ten hours doing paperwork for personal affairs recently (and is sure there will be more to come soon during the second or third rounds).

  27. #7927
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    Depends on what you mean by recently, but since Christmas, a lot of crap, yeah.

    TNP is getting the first traces of spring fever.

  28. #7928
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Yep! Just the other day I heard a robin singing in our backyard, and it made me happy.

    TNP has heard a bird sing in the past week.

  29. #7929
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Sure. Lots of them. But it's making me crazy trying to remember this poem that has something about a "sedge" in it "where no bird sings." I think it's from Keats, but it's making me crazy.

    TNP is thinking about upgrading a computer with a larger hard drive and/or switching operating systems (in my case from Ubuntu Xenial --> CentOS and Debian [different kinds of Linux, so really the same, sort of], in addition to Windows 10 if I can make it work on a gutted Chromebook).

  30. #7930
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    No, doing OK as it is, although my wife would like to get another Mac.

    TNP had cheesecake in the past week.

  31. #7931
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Nope. Not for a while.

    TNP owns a springform pan and knows how to use it.

  32. #7932
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Nope. Nothing that fancy.

    TNP took a long walk today.

  33. #7933
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    I walked a lot, but mainly in circles. No. I'd like to go out and make a day of walking twenty or so miles in the local "Forest Park," but the time doesn't seem to be there.

    TNP can choose from either of two (roughly?) "classic rock" tunes to listen on repeat on a desert island: either "Hey Nineteen" or "Money For Nothing." Those are the only choices, and "neither" doesn't count.

  34. #7934
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    "Money for Nothing," if I must. I've heard "Hey Nineteen" just a bit too often over the course of my life to want to hear it on repeat.

    TNP has a particular desert island in mind for his or her marooning.

  35. #7935
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Not really. Someplace with probably some sand and some rocks and lots of trees and few coconut crabs. And breadfruit would be good.

    TNP goes berserk when he overhears nerds talking. The lack of humility, the nerd equivalent of name-dropping, the unmodulated tones of voice, the idiotic subject matter. You name it.

  36. #7936
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Yeah, they can be annoying sometimes, but no more so than members of just about any other subculture.

    TNP can and will define himself or herself as a member of at least three subcultures.

  37. #7937
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    No, not really something I'm prepared to answer. (Aging hipster) (poonhound) (pompous elitist/wanker) (obsessive learner) (harsh, dispeptic critic) (sociopath-in-training, dedicated to abolishing sentiment). I guess those are subcultures.

    TNP has ever gone into a bar or restaurant, and not said one word or even made eye contact with the server, and yet got exactly what he she wanted.

  38. #7938
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    Ha! No, not a chance. If I don't say something, I'm not going to get anything.

    TNP has been in a bar with an Irish name in the past month.

  39. #7939
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    Nah, not that I can remember.

    TNP likes Irish whiskey, probably better than Scotch.

  40. #7940
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    I actually have no preference. I like both, and don't have an especially sophisticated palate when it comes to liquor, anyway.

    TNP has been to a concert in the past month.

  41. #7941
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    No, I'm not a fourteen year-old girl. So, no, I don't go out in the evenings. Because of ... loud.

    TNP derives no pleasure from "fortune cookies," except that they can be distributed among the younger children.

  42. #7942
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    No, I'm not a fourteen year-old girl. So, no, I don't go out in the evenings. Because of ... loud.

    TNP derives no pleasure from "fortune cookies," except that they can be distributed among the younger children.

  43. #7943
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    No, I'll always munch on a fortune cookie if one is offered. One time I absent-mindedly ate it message and all!

    TNP has done that, too.

  44. #7944
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    No, probably because I tend to take a look at the fortune, then throw away the cookie.

    TNP isn't much on pastries that come in cellophane.

  45. #7945
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    As a rule, no, but I have been known to partake.

    TNP has at least three kinds of cookies in his or her kitchen right now.

  46. #7946
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    No, pretty much nothing of that type in the house.

    TNP has at least three kinds of fruit in their kitchen right now.

  47. #7947
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    I think so - raisins, bananas and apples, off the top of my head.

    TNP could go for a nice banana right about now.

  48. #7948
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    No. I could go for a nice cup of "Do what I tell you, you IRS telephone monkeys, you've had months to process my shit, you fucking orangutan."

    TNP has hung up on people on the phone more times than he or she could accurately count.

  49. #7949
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6,479

    Default

    Yeah. I have little patience for scammers and people who are being assholes to me.

    TNP has a knot in their back.

  50. #7950
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    19,346

    Default

    At the moment, fortunately not. I'm feeling a little saddlesore, though.

    TNP needs to get up and walk around a little.

+ Reply to thread

Posting rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts