Random Thoughts....

This means your theory of never owning a car again might not go to plan. :D

Having met you, Mrs. Redliner, and Redliner 2.0, you guys are very close, even if what you say is such that you don't plan your life around your son, I still believe you do/have done that perhaps in a more passive way instead of making parenting your main focus like you're some sort of American Nuclear Family.
I guess so. I try to be the best father possible while still being a person, not just his father. I feel some people become just that: Whatshisname's father/mother.
That may be a big point actually - and very nicely put. That latter part is indeed very different for many parents. While I wouldn’t say our daughter was accidental, we really didn’t make big plans… and that didn’t change much after the fact. We also didn’t Baby proof the apartment in a big way tbh.
Ugh, I've seen so many marriages and relationships end because one wanted kids and the other didn't.
Yeah, children being just part of life and not the one and only focus of everything is a big positive, I agree. Not to the point of neglect, of course.
100% agree.
 
I have vivid memories of visiting my great aunt and uncle in their flat when I was a kid. Mostly their pet budgie and the smell of cat piss in the stairwell, but also the cups of tea they made. It had a pretty unique flavour, which I didn't think much at the time but I now realise that was probably due to slightly off milk. :hmm:

My great uncle was a Geordie, which was brilliant.
 
The only meals that stick out to me from my grandparents on moms side was the Saturday morning breakfast. Grandpa did the pancakes and for reasons, always made these low quality Brown N Serve brand breakfast sausages. I never had them anywhere else and will hold that as a nostalgia piece.

Also having cold cut meats and cheeses on crackers. Especially on a boat. They lived on a lake and we did rides out on the lake, anchored somewhere, had sodas and cold meats on ritz crackers. Of course some swimming as well. Great times.


Dad also is great for the special Saturday morning breakfast because one of his first jobs was a cook at a diner. So he was great at the whole pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, and sausage set up.


Probably why I hold weekend breakfasts in high regard now. :)
 
My favorite nostalgic food had to be granny's chocolate gravy. Put on top of homemade biscuits with a big ol' pat of butter.

She also had a way of cooking eggs I can't quite duplicate, probably because I don't have gallons of bacon grease to fry them up in.
 
So, I just discovered 'My name is Earl', damn! Why have I missed this show when it came out, in my defense I don't think it ever aired here, but I just discovered it on a streaming service.
My kind of humor, about (sadly) my kind of people, my kind of music, and my favorite kinda women: Trashy!
 
So my wife crashed the cargo bike because of an oil spill. Daughter is perfectly fine, bike tent thing up front seems torn as hell… and my wife has a broken elbow, thanks for that :| to get that xrayed and then put in a cast she sat in hospital for 6 hours. Ffs. The actual looking and X-ray and cast shit took like 15 minutes…
 
So, I just discovered 'My name is Earl', damn! Why have I missed this show when it came out, in my defense I don't think it ever aired here, but I just discovered it on a streaming service.
My kind of humor, about (sadly) my kind of people, my kind of music, and my favorite kinda women: Trashy!
It's an infectiously-positive show about personal growth. I recently re-watched it from the beginning. Zero regrets.
 
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So earlier I watcher 'Marley and me' , cried like a bitch at the ending.

Then I watched the first episode of 'The good doctor', halfway through the episode we see the main character (who is autistic) as a kid in a flashback, and we get to see his abusive father snatch his pet bunny from his arms and smash it to death against the wall......

I to am diagnosed with autism (altough not as bad as the character in the show), I to grew up among abusive people and I to have a very large soft spot for animals, much like the kid in the show they gave and still give me huge comfort in difficult times.....

I think that's enough TV for the day......
 
I don't think I could watch that bunny scene. :(
 
DHL managed to lose a package I sent (“going to shop“ for 5 days now - so lost in their car somewhere) and somehow I managed to get a ticket opened with them through their chat bot of all things in like 1 minute. I am honestly impressed by that.

Edit to expand: it didn’t try to deter me, didn’t try to wiggle out of the problem in any way. It gave me the info that the tracking shows and then just plainly asked whether there was something wrong. Once I stated that yes, there was, it created a ticket and was done.
 
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Numerically the Meta app Threads will over take Twitter in users relatively easily. Saying "I saw a thread talking about..." Will become as common as hearing people say "vibe".
 
Burnt my elbow today on a part I welded. I knew it was hot, I knew I didn't want to touch it, but here I am 10 hours later and it still hurts. Should have cooled the part before trying to reassembly. Love and learn.

Edit: Good news is it's feeling much better this morning.
 
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I‘m still convinced Paradis by Wintergaten is some of the best music made in this decade. I’m also annoyed how good they are. I wish I had such musical talent.


View: https://youtu.be/5dyUKDWKxxY
 
Saw news on the floods in Slovenia—are the usual suspects here staying high and dry?

That was some of the coolest scenery of Roadtrip '22, too. :(
 
Good good.
 
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Current thought: Puffalamb.
 
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