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Status Updates posted by Atarian7

  1. I haven't had any chocolate in 3 days.  I'm not giving it up forever but definitely want to reduce my consumption. Sometimes it's hard to achieve a healthy balance.

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    2. Lord Mushroom

      Lord Mushroom

      I will be eating chocolate cake on Friday, though.

    3. digdugnate


      It can be super hard to make a diet change like that!  My vice is soda (or, really, anything sweet and carbonated); I do try really hard to drink more water, though.  :)

    4. Lord Mushroom

      Lord Mushroom

      Switch to sugar free soda, digdugnate. It is almost as healthy as water, and tastes almost as good as sugar soda.

  2. F U robo-callers!!

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    2. Lord Mushroom

      Lord Mushroom

      Here in Norway you can reserve yourself against telemarketers. And it works! I never get calls from telemarketers. I get a text every now and then, though.


      It is not possible to reserve against opinion pollers, though. But they call me very rarely for some reason.

    3. GoldLeader


      I'm on the DO NOT CALL List, which (In the U.S.) is supposed to prevent them from calling, but Robo Callers and Cell Phone scammers still get through sometimes, ...(and charities and surveys are allowed I think) and since they're usually spoofing the numbers on your caller ID,  It's hard to turn them in.  Also they made it really hard to turn them in,  rather than just a few questions, they make you fill out way too much paperwork (online paperwork,  if you will)...I've already complained that no one is going to waste their day answering more than a few questions,  Like time of day, phone number they called from, and what they said,..Stop asking a bunch of other crap and go get these guys!!

    4. thanatos


      Hey, I remember when they passed the CAN-SPAM act of 2003.  That worked great, didn't it?



  3. I feel sick.  Someone got my cc #.  It is cancelled and a new one is on the way, but I still feel sick.

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    2. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      Check the expenditures online; if there is anything you didn't buy, dispute it and the card company will remove the charges.  One benefit of having a CC is the companies typically have pretty solid consumer protections in place. 

    3. BydoEmpire


      We get a fraudulent charge on at least one card a year.  It's pretty much life as usual these days. We've never had to actually pay for any of those false charges, which is good.  Also good to go over your CC statement each and every month and look at every single charge.  A lot of times the false charges are small enough to fly under the radar unless you're diligent. 

    4. Atarian7


      I check my statement every month.  I keep the receipts and check off each charge.  I also put a check mark at the top of

      each receipt to signify that is has shown up on my bill and a second check to indicate it has been paid for.



  4. I'm still going to wear a mask.  The pandemic isn't over yet.

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    2. joeatari1


      I've been fully vaccinated for about a month now (last shot six weeks ago) and I still wear a mask when in a store or at work.  I don't have to wear a mask at my desk but as soon as I have to get up, so does the mask.

    3. Rogerpoco


      I think it's a relatively common thing with us folks that love the video games hardcore, typically "inside people", at least to an extent, I know a lot of people who game a lot, work from home, and unphased.



      Somehow, IRL, I don't gel well with people, but I guess I get to pick and choose a bit more, on the 'net, and I've managed to solidify several relationships with people I'll likely never run into IRL.

      I feel terrible for anyone affected by it, truly, but it has been somewhat "peaceful" for me, everyone has to experience "life as I know it"(Self-imposed hermit...).

    4. doctorclu


      Got vaccinated.  Wearing a mask to me depends on how dense an area is with people.   It is my choice to help them to wear my "spit catcher" and to help me a little.

  5. I can't decide what to have for dinner.  I've been through the lineup so many times.  I want something different but can't think of anything.


    1. ClassicGMR


      Breakfast for dinner. Spanish omelet with black beans and salsa after a hard day at work... awesome.

  6. The Capitals sucked in the playoffs.  It all started with that fluke goal in Game 3 OT.

    The Bruins dominated from that point on.

  7. I just love having to help take care of a pool I never use.

  8. I bought too much fertilizer/weed killer.  Oh well, now I have enough for a fall feeding in the front yard.

    1. Max_Chatsworth


      I'm still sitting on a giant bag of seed that I have meant to overseed in fall with since we moved in 2 years ago and the timing always seems to get away from me! :) .  Maybe this year...god knows my lawn needs it. 

  9. The power flashed off for 2 seconds. 

    1. IntelliMission


      According to some people (some of them AA users), that means they're rescuing children in underground, secret tunnels in your area.

    2. BydoEmpire


      Very frequent occurrence in Florida, especially in summer.  Definitely glad I sprung for UPSs a few years ago.

    3. MegaManFan


      And the PS4 had a meltdown about it as usual. "YOU DIDN'T SHUT ME DOWN PROPERLY!!"

  10. "Carry on my wayward son..."

    1. Max_Chatsworth


      Living a short drive from where they became a band. 

    2. BydoEmpire


      Incredible acoustic cover: 


  11. I'm trying to get down to 168.  I want to wrestle Shoot.


    1. Max_Chatsworth


      Shute, not Shoot :)

    2. Rogerpoco



      At our age?

      I can fart really hard and break a rib, sheesh.


  12. For some reason the light on the modem is still orange, but yet I have a connection.

    1. Atarian7


      I restarted the computer and now the light is green like it is supposed to be. 

  13. On the way down to NC, heard a Depeche Mode song.  I heard the same exact song on the way home.  I hadn't heard any of their music on the radio for many years.

    1. x=usr(1536)


      It seems like they crank out an album every 3 or 4 years, but it gets next to no airplay or publicity.  At this point, it feels like they're doing it for their long-time fanbase and aren't really looking to attract new fans.

  14. There was a tornado not too far from us  yesterday.

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    2. carlsson


      Now I got reminded about this Scramble type clone.


    3. jaybird3rd


      Our latest tornado is making its way over us now.  It started raining just as I ran back inside after running some errands.

    4. zylon


      F1 close to where I work, but I was off yesterday ;)

  15. May the 4th be with you.

  16. "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

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    2. DuggerVideoGames


      Can't we have a single meeting without digging up a dead body?

    3. Atarian7


      I actually looked up "cromulent" in the dictionary to see if it was a real word.  Nope

    4. Swami


      @Atarian7 Give it a few years


  17. Having fun trying to get a perfect run on Pitfall II.  I've done it several times in the past.

    1. Rogerpoco


      TBH, it kinda seemed like one where the "fun" line gets a little blurred-it IS fun, but what a pain in the winkie to do...

    2. thanatos


      Did it once, around 1986.  Called over all the other neighborhood kids to come and see the screen.  (We all traded games around, it wasn't even my cartridge!)

      We also had a system for high score bragging which required another person to sign as a "witness" to one.


  18. Something stinks in the bathroom.  It smells like an animal died.   We washed the rugs and the floor and everything.  There is still a smell. 

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    2. Kiwi


      I didn't know they served dead mouse at Taco Bell.

    3. GoldLeader


      ^Ya have to order off menu.  ;)


    4. digdugnate


      it's horse, not mouse, duhhhh

  19. "Excuse me, my family and I are looking for sex (sechs)."

    1. MattelAquarius


      Hey Dad, look!  Bedpans!



    2. bubufubu


      "It's just a leg, honestly.  I've got another one.  I'll just pop into the chemist.  Be right as rain in the morning."

  20. I watched part of "Andre the Giant" last night.  I didn't realize how bad off he was physically because of his size.

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    2. Rogerpoco


      @Draxxon -They're showing some "brand new" docs, I can't remember the channel, but a common one. I watched some of the Andre, and some of the Stone Cold, seemed to have some little bits of "new" stuff here and there, but mostly rehashed really.

      As silly as this may sound, one thing that makes me feel bad-

      Hearing somewhere that he spent a lot of time/money on QVC, for simple-pleasure enjoyment, I get that it was the easiest way to shop, but I wish he'd had the 'net we have now, so he could have got what he wanted, instead of what they happened to offer that day.

      I know that's stupid, but I can just picture him being tickled being able to fully shop at home.

      I guess I didn't quite know the story of the uncertainty at WM3, whether Andre was gonna do the deed, Hogan's account of Andre calling the finish was pretty neat to hear.

    3. Draxxon


      I know that WWE biographies is coming, and a new season of Dark Side of the Ring on Vice too, so was wondering which one. DSotR is my jam. It got heavy handed on the anti wwe/vince stuff (deserved) later on tho. It fels heavily AEW influenced now. (aside from cornette)

      I haven't seen it, but in the past they say Andre had a hard time flying, and staying in little hotels and beds in japan. toilets were too small, so he s*** in the bathtub, lmmfao. That always made me wonder where he took his shower??? they never explained that one.

    4. Draxxon


      IIRC Big Show and Andre were both pituitary gland giants, they just kept growing and growing all their lives. Big Show had the surgery to stop it. The surgery didn't exist when Andre was around.

  21. "Welcome to the Jungle, we've got fun and games....you can have anything you want but you better not take it from me.."

    1. Rogerpoco


      Lol-GnR is soo weird, to me-I kinda...can't stand them, but I actually like most of their songs.

      (I have many other mutually exclusive notions, as well, me "not agreeing with myself" is just something I do sometimes...).

    2. BydoEmpire


      I absolutely loved GnR back in the day.  I don't know exactly why, I *should* still like then, but I just can't listen to them anymore.  No interest.  It's weird because I still do like most of the bands I grew up with, GnR is an outlier.

    3. GoldLeader


      One of those odd bands, to me, where I say ignore the vocals entirely, but focus on guitar...If you can escape the "OwwwWhoaOww"s they're not bad.

  22. We had a fox in the yard today.  I think he got in under the fence somewhere, but he must have finally found his way back out because I haven't seen him.

  23. Great.  J&J vaccine is paused because 6 women got blood clots. 

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    2. Crazy Climber

      Crazy Climber

      These days I never buy the first wave of a new video game console, I wait until it's been out awhile so they can work all the bugs out. I think I'll use that technique on the vaccine too...

    3. IntelliMission


      It's okay, the roaring 20s 2.0 can wait another week or two.

    4. CPUWIZ


      More than 1 in a million die from eating ice cream.  So what?

  24. I'm contemplating whether I should dig up the real hardware for the HSC, or just download the games and play them on my Harmony cartridge.

    1. Rogerpoco


      I'd say do "the best you can"-if you have a real cart, great, if not just use the Harmony, no big shakes, is same/same!

      If by "real hardware", you mean the games themselves, you kinda gotta do that(use the Harmony some), some are rare, some are homebrew.

  25. Does anyone know the movie this comes from? : "...barno, barnyard, haole to the max..."

    1. CyranoJ


      r/click... google... North Shore.

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