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Aerows's Journal
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July 2, 2016

Fleas! My cat has never had them before, but I spotted one.

I thought about using that treatment that you put on the back of their neck that works for a month, but I worry about the toxicity.


July 1, 2016

Blade steak

It has good flavor, but unfortunately I find it extremely tough. Is there a way to make it a bit more tender? It's cheaper than sirloin and sometimes I just enjoy a good piece of steak.

Anyone have a decent marinade to help tenderize it?

June 29, 2016

Swan Queen Take me to church


Heavy song. I had to hear it a few times to delve into it.
June 29, 2016

Low impact workouts - wall push up

I mentioned the stomach crunch that you can do with the price of a towel, but there is another cheap exercise.

To do it correctly, face the wall, and push off, letting your upper body take the force.

When you go back in, allow your shoulders to take the weight but don't crash and fold into the wall.

It's pretty easy to do, and will help with developing your shoulders and arms, while not promoting injury.

Please get a spotter to stand by in case you get dizzy or unbalanced. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a workout buddy.

Good luck!

June 28, 2016

I'm on the threshold of a 5 post ban.


And I was gutwrenchingly honest with this post. I love DU, but getting a hide for being truthful - and this is the second time, one for countering a homophobic post in the wake of the Orlando massacre - does the site no favors.

Peace be with you. This isn't the DU I have enjoyed and benefitted from, but you will have to kick me out before I leave because there are too many members I love. I owe it to them to stick around.
June 27, 2016

I need a better headphone amp

I have one that literally has tubes, but there is quite a bit of hum. Maybe the tubes aren't affixed properly?

There is a LOT of hum. I'm great with car stereos but headphone hi-fi is not my wheelhouse.

This is what I have:


June 27, 2016

Just because :)

June 25, 2016

Using the bathroom and who can use it idiocy

I originally posted this in the LGBT forum, but I think it fits in general, as well.

Can everybody please get the F*CK out of the bathroom?

I remember someone once asked Dear Abby if it was wrong to use the handicapped stall if there was a line. She replied that if you have to go that bad, you have a handicap.

That is relevant because we go into the damn bathroom for business. It's not business we delight in - it is called "waste". We don't go in there to make friends, we go in there to drop friends off.

I doubt that there is a single female concert/sports event goer that has not peed in the men's room - they cleared it out for us.

Do you think I want to go in a public bathroom? No. The toilet paper sucks. Do you think I want to linger in a public bathroom? Don't even attempt to make eye contact with me.

I could give two shits (ha!) if Vladamir Putin is on one side, and Kim Jong whatever Ur is on the other. If I have to go, we are all in the same quandry.

Get over the fact that someone you disagree with might hear you tinkle.

Tinkle, wash your hands and get the hell out of there. Nobody in there is any more thrilled to be in a public bathroom than you are!

June 25, 2016

The UK staying with the Pound Sterling

was supposed to be the end of the UK economy according to those preaching hellfire and brimstone in 1999.

Put things into perspective.

June 23, 2016

I got banned from posting on DISQUS ABCNews about the House sit-in

I have no idea why, considering that the last 5 days of using DISQUS to "discuss" anything was video cards in various video card forums (waiting to see how the RX480 does in benchmarks!).

I have no idea what is going on there. Maybe I said something overly optimistic about a video card somewhere and that's why I got blocked for talking about something on a political post? I don't use foul language and stick to topic.

I'm rather stunned I got blocked for any of that. I sent a post to ask. That was just ... odd.

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Name: Aerows
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About Aerows

Love to cook, Code, Build Computers, Tae Kwon Do, write, observe local fauna (sometimes at peril) and argue about interesting topics. Typical Sagittarius.

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