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    Sci-fi, reading, arts and crafts, cats, dragons, nature, mountains, Red Dwarf, MST3K, Avatar

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  1. "Joy to the World," by Three Dog Night. Oh, wait, on my actual birthday (July 3), it was "It's Too Late, " by Carole King.
  2. Schweddy Balls Panera has a couple of new salads, of which I tried one, and it was just okay. The honey mustard dressing is good, but there's a seed mixture in the salad, and if you bite down on one of them, it's like eating a bit of gravel. Real nice experience for our customers, I'm sure.
  3. I'm in the process of refinishing a cabinet that's built in to the wall in my living room. The inside is covered in four layers of ugly paint: off-white/beige on top, then a layer of that "Dusty Rose" color that was popular in the 1980s, then a BRIGHT yellow with a hint of green in it, and then more beige. The outside is just layers of off-white and a sort of pinkish beige, although some of the details seem to have been a dark green color at one point. That goes back to the 1920s, I'm guessing. You can see the details I uncovered that were hidden under the paint. When I'm done with all the str
  4. Anyone added Britney Spears (b. 1981)? I know she's young, but that doesn't mean anything in the world of entertainment. I'm not even a fan of hers, but the more I learn about her, the more I feel bad for her. Antidepressant overdose or "accident" would be my guess.
  5. I love it! No storage space, but that could be added somewhere, or else use a lot of cabinets with doors to hide the clutter.
  6. Today, I pulled a muscle in the right side of my back, below the shoulder blade. All I did was put a container of flour back on the shelf after I made bacon pancakes! I get hurt doing the stupidest, most mundane shit. One time, I pulled a muscle in the middle of my back, between the shoulders, when I was brushing my hair, and had to go to a chiropractor to sort it out. Luckily, this time wasn't as bad, and it's already working itself out. Meanwhile, I'm refinishing a built-in cabinet in my living room, and other than the usual achiness from being out of shape, so far I haven't pulled a muscle.
  7. Went shopping at Walmart. Groceries, cat food, socks, underwear, and a few other bits and bobs. Spent just under a hundred bucks and it looks like I hardly bought anything.
  8. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/christmas-gelatin-ring/ This one?
  9. I don't like Christmas movies. I've seen almost all of them, and see no point in rewatching them every year. I've worked in retail and restaurants most of my adult life, so you can imagine what I think about Christmas music. The songs I do like are the humorous ones, by people like Weird Al or the Bob Rivers Comedy Group; or the religious ones, because at least the music is classier than most contemporary Christmas songs; and anything by Abney Park. I don't get the popularity of Elf on the Shelf. What's the big deal about this stupid thing? Even the memes get annoying after awhile
  10. All kinds of small issues become bigger as you age. I hate growing old. I'm kind of the opposite to you, Hobbes, in that I don't fear death, but I hate the idea of growing older and more feeble, until I can't take care of myself anymore. I have no immediate family left; both parents are dead, and my older brother passed away a couple months ago. There is nobody to take care of me if I can't take care of myself. My only consolation is that people in my family tend to die fairly young. My dad had a heart attack at age 68; my mom, also a heart attack at 72; my brother died of complications from d
  11. Look up the noise ordinance regulations for your city. They could be breaking some rule by constantly producing that much noise all day long. Video them in the act, so you'll have proof. Call the cops, they might be able to help. People have a reasonable expectation of peace and quiet in their neighborhood for most of the day. I don't know why leaf blowers are legal. If you have a normal size yard, there's no reason you can't use a broom or a rake.
  12. My name is Lois, four letters, phonetically spelled, but I still get called Louise, Louis, or even Lisa. This is not difficult to figure out. Has no one ever heard of Lois Lane? Every time I have to give someone my name, I always spell it....first AND last, because my last name, Kobb, is an uncommon spelling. I know that, otherwise, they'll misspell it on whatever form they are filling out. And they STILL get it wrong sometimes! Me: Carefully spells out my last name. Guy on the phone, trying to locate my information: "I can't seem to find you in our system. Are you sure you've been
  13. Pearl Grey, being cute. Kittens are really good at that.
  14. What a horrible situation! If it were my kid, I'd want to give the guy the worst beating he's ever had. Guarantee he'd learn right from wrong in a hurry after that. Unfortunately, it isn't legal to kick child molesters till they're unconscious, but maybe you can at least file a complaint and get the asshole's name on file. Like you said, it probably won't go any further because there is no evidence. (I guess a traumatized child isn't evidence enough.) Whatever your decision, I hope you and your family can recover and move on from this, even if it means cutting people out of your life for the s
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