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Well my finger is still causing me problems. Yesterday it didn’t start twitching until night time and I had a lot of trouble sleeping (it woke me up early too). But throughout the day I had weird cold spots, numbness and tingling in parts of my fingers, wrist and forearm. I’ve booked a doc appointment for tomorrow so hopefully get some answers. I’m worried it could be carpal tunnel but whatever it is I just want the twitching to stop. It’s like my finger is constantly trying to be pulled down, but I made a fist at one point and it twitched itself out of it to go back to mouse position.
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You know you're strange when you're just doing a video game review and you end up doing stuff like this

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russia is beautiful
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Armoreska wrote: June 14th, 2021, 7:43 pm russia is beautiful
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gee, wonder what putin wasn't doing there
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^lol
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Welp it's official. You guys are probably tired of me talking about my creative outlet, but it looks like I have finally created "avant-garde art"
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: June 15th, 2021, 12:57 pm Welp it's official. You guys are probably tired of me talking about my creative outlet, but it looks like I have finally created "avant-garde art"
congratulations on becoming an artist!!! :banana: :cheers: :banana: :party:
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Lol

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Got my blood test results back today. I have an iron and vitamin D deficiency and borderline low magnesium. He realised I was vegetarian from my results so I have to get another test for my B12. Vit D, Magnesium and B12 all came up in Google searches as possible deficiencies for muscle twitches so I'm hoping that's all it is. I've bought some supplements and a bunch of iron-y food so hopefully I can get my levels back to normal in a few months. Apparently iron deficiency causes cold hands and feet and mine are notoriously cold (my boyfriend says I feel dead lol) so I wonder if that's the cause.
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I'm really hoping I have something wrong with me that isn't just post-COVID symptoms and can be easily fixed. If this is the rest of my life, I'm not sure I can handle that.
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LOL I can apparently perform marriages now. My dad's "gift" to me was signing me up as an ordained minister. I should probably buy the cloak, the short sleeve priest shirt since that is a) cool and casual, and b) shows my anti-religious tattoos, and then perform some gay marriages or something
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You can take up a career in Vegas now.

I've watched Melvin and Howard recently and now remember that scene where Melvin gets married in Vegas.

Let us know if you need someone to work as a witness in your weddings. :)
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: June 21st, 2021, 11:48 am LOL I can apparently perform marriages now. My dad's "gift" to me was signing me up as an ordained minister. I should probably buy the cloak, the short sleeve priest shirt since that is a) cool and casual, and b) shows my anti-religious tattoos, and then perform some gay marriages or something
I had a friend do that when I got married. We wanted a female (wife's choice) friend (our choice) marry us, so I talked a friend into spending $5 to become "ordained" in some "church" which was good enough to sign the paperwork. She laughs when I call her "Reverend".
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1700 posts in barely over a year. Girl. Get a life. :D
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kongs_speech wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 12:26 pm 1700 posts in barely over a year. Girl. Get a life. :D
kong: 3.83 posts per day for barely over a year
joachimt: 9.98 posts per day for almost 10 years

Should I be worried about my life? :rolleyes:
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joachimt wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 4:15 pm
kongs_speech wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 12:26 pm 1700 posts in barely over a year. Girl. Get a life. :D
kong: 3.83 posts per day for barely over a year
joachimt: 9.98 posts per day for almost 10 years

Should I be worried about my life? :rolleyes:
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joachimt wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 4:15 pm
kongs_speech wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 12:26 pm 1700 posts in barely over a year. Girl. Get a life. :D
kong: 3.83 posts per day for barely over a year
joachimt: 9.98 posts per day for almost 10 years

Should I be worried about my life? :rolleyes:
Y...yes...? :unsure:
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Onderhond wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 4:46 pm
joachimt wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 4:15 pm
kongs_speech wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 12:26 pm 1700 posts in barely over a year. Girl. Get a life. :D
kong: 3.83 posts per day for barely over a year
joachimt: 9.98 posts per day for almost 10 years

Should I be worried about my life? :rolleyes:
Regardless of what they've told you, size matters.
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My number ought to be much higher, because I was on a hiatus for five months.
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https://inspiredbymaps.com/things-to-do-in-providence/

Pretty good writeup of my city (from a tourism slant) which doesn't normally get a lot of press due to its size. It covers most the bases for people visiting from out of state or country.
I'd add the excellent SE Asian food to be had in parts of South Prov. At one time in history we had one of the larger groups of Cambodian immigrants in the country...
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peeptoad wrote: June 25th, 2021, 11:10 am https://inspiredbymaps.com/things-to-do-in-providence/

Pretty good writeup of my city (from a tourism slant) which doesn't normally get a lot of press due to its size. It covers most the bases for people visiting from out of state or country.
I'd add the excellent SE Asian food to be had in parts of South Prov. At one time in history we had one of the larger groups of Cambodian immigrants in the country...
Living in Providence sounds fantastic, just from the fact that they have a HUGE noise rock scene there and pretty much every great noise rock band is from there.
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There are always great bands playing around. I don't go to clubs like I did when I was younger, but I saw a massive # of great shows back in the late 80s to mid 90s before I went to the west coast.
Overall Providence is a cool city. I wish it were bigger in size though. If London (UK) or Toronto don't work out I may just stay here after I leave the workforce... the northeast region of the US is the only one I can really tolerate anymore anyway.
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You can write all you like about Providence, its club scene, rock bands or any tourist attractions the state capital has to offer, but if I ever end up in Rhode Island the first place I'm going to visit is that one street in Scituate. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it! :folded:
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Lammetje wrote: June 25th, 2021, 12:48 pm You can write all you like about Providence, its club scene, rock bands or any tourist attractions the state capital has to offer, but if I ever end up in Rhode Island the first place I'm going to visit is that one street in Scituate. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it! :folded:
Have at it, Lemme Lamme. You'll be surrounded by trees and not much else... the brewery that makes the microbrew that also bears my moniker is several miles to the south. You can probably hitch; I'm sure the locals won't lynch you. :P
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Lammetje wrote: June 25th, 2021, 12:48 pm You can write all you like about Providence, its club scene, rock bands or any tourist attractions the state capital has to offer, but if I ever end up in Rhode Island the first place I'm going to visit is that one street in Scituate. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it! :folded:
What, there's a street named for Aamir Khan in Rhode Island?!? :o
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I drove through Rhode Island on a road trip in 2019. Spent a wonderful day in Newport and also passed by this obscure monument to a battle during King Philip's War. After doing some research on the topic in grad school, I felt I couldn't miss it. Unfortunately, it's in very poor condition.
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There are some great places to hike/walk in RI, especially in South County. Hopefully the walk through that monument (which I had never even heard of before) was decent enough even if the monument itself is deteriorating.
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xianjiro wrote: June 26th, 2021, 12:45 am
Lammetje wrote: June 25th, 2021, 12:48 pm You can write all you like about Providence, its club scene, rock bands or any tourist attractions the state capital has to offer, but if I ever end up in Rhode Island the first place I'm going to visit is that one street in Scituate. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it! :folded:
What, there's a street named for Aamir Khan in Rhode Island?!? :o
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Lammetje wrote: June 26th, 2021, 2:56 pm
xianjiro wrote: June 26th, 2021, 12:45 am
Lammetje wrote: June 25th, 2021, 12:48 pm You can write all you like about Providence, its club scene, rock bands or any tourist attractions the state capital has to offer, but if I ever end up in Rhode Island the first place I'm going to visit is that one street in Scituate. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it! :folded:
What, there's a street named for Aamir Khan in Rhode Island?!? :o
No, but there ought to be!
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I made my 1776th post on July 4. Did I just win America?
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kongs_speech wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:26 pm I made my 1776th post on July 4. Did I just win America?
Only if you watch this today.

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kongs_speech wrote: July 4th, 2021, 3:26 pm I made my 1776th post on July 4. Did I just win America?
Only the red states. And... ew. :P B)
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Unlike in the Uk, Americans say the month first before the number date why? guess because they have always done in that way.

By the way what date was it yesterday? the Fourth of July! Hmmmm
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Cippenham wrote: July 5th, 2021, 7:29 am Unlike in the Uk, Americans say the month first before the number date why? guess because they have always done in that way.

By the way what date was it yesterday? the Fourth of July! Hmmmm
The month is larger/more significant than the day, so it gets precedence. Saying "eleventh January" is like saying the runtime of a film is "thirty-six minutes, one hour." So in speech it makes more logical sense. In writing both are wrong as yyyy-mm-dd should be the standard everywhere, all the time.
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In speech I don't know, but I wish it was the standard in computer language. Date and time format manipulation usually is one of the programmer's worst nightmare
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sebby wrote: July 5th, 2021, 10:42 am
Cippenham wrote: July 5th, 2021, 7:29 am Unlike in the Uk, Americans say the month first before the number date why? guess because they have always done in that way.

By the way what date was it yesterday? the Fourth of July! Hmmmm
The month is larger/more significant than the day, so it gets precedence. Saying "eleventh January" is like saying the runtime of a film is "thirty-six minutes, one hour." So in speech it makes more logical sense. In writing both are wrong as yyyy-mm-dd should be the standard everywhere, all the time.
Years are larger/more significant than months, so that should have precedence, no?
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Yes, the basis of following the same structure as to how we count hours, minutes and seconds makes sense - but in that case, it would indeed have to be 2021/July/08 - going Larger, Smaller, Largest is just really structurally confusing.
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Knaldskalle wrote: July 8th, 2021, 9:27 pm
sebby wrote: July 5th, 2021, 10:42 am
Cippenham wrote: July 5th, 2021, 7:29 am Unlike in the Uk, Americans say the month first before the number date why? guess because they have always done in that way.

By the way what date was it yesterday? the Fourth of July! Hmmmm
The month is larger/more significant than the day, so it gets precedence. Saying "eleventh January" is like saying the runtime of a film is "thirty-six minutes, one hour." So in speech it makes more logical sense. In writing both are wrong as yyyy-mm-dd should be the standard everywhere, all the time.
Years are larger/more significant than months, so that should have precedence, no?
Hence why I prefer the yyyy-mm-dd in writing.

In speech it's simply clunky to say the year first, so it wouldn't make much sense to say "2021, July eighth" IMO. It's like putting the end of a swelling song at the beginning, Doesn't sound right.
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In Dutch we have a problem counting.
35 is called "vijfendertig", which is literally "five and thirty". But after 100 we start with the largest. So 235 is "tweehonderdvijfendertig", which is literally "two hundred five and thirty".

At least it makes more sense than ancient Roman counting.
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In french they say 80 as quatre-vingts, or 4 20s which I always thought was super weird.
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