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ecib  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

When you have given all you can to the point of breaking yourself, you have not failed her.

My wife's sister just died from cancer. She was in hospice for mere weeks, and between her husband, myself, my wife, my wife's sister, my wife's brother, and both of her parents, there weren't enough of us to give her all of the care she needed. We all gave her every bit of what we could. We were looking into a full time nurse right up till the end.

I'm sure you already are looking at it this way, but it's worth being mindful (meditating if you will) of the fact that in taking care of yourself, you'll be ensuring that you can take care of her to the best of your ability.

ecib  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

Those dads and moms know something I don’t

ecib  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

Was in Seattle for a day and walked into one of those Amazon stores without cashiers with a buddy of mine, grabbed some gum, and walked out.

Instantly clear to me that nobody will ever walk into a store with cashiers again if they have the option to do this instead.

I can’t speak to how deeply this tech will penetrate on what timeframe, just that if you can, you will.

ecib  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019


ecib  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your favorite cover version of a song?

Not my favorite by any stretch of the imagination, but I’d like to give a special shout-out to Sea Cruise by Yo La Tengo, for kicking out a totally jammin version of a song that makes me want to impale my head on a spike when I hear the original or any other version on the radio.

ecib  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Book Thread Time

You’re a bear hunter and respect is what you come up with? Hmm. What were you saying about people falsely anthropomorphizing our own intelligence on to wild animals? I bet that happens more readily the more time you spend with an animal, like a kind of bias.

ecib  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

This makes it seem like I tried to talk you out of your fast, which I would never do.

For the record everybody, all I said is that when one's spouse is out of town, that is the time to eat like shit and drink whiskey.

Which is objectively true.

ecib  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Name: ecib

Location: Mitten

Current preoccupation: Always work!! Additionally, I'm beginning to grow cannabis, though I've never smoked, and don't currently plan to. Goal is to organically grow product for people I love who also consume, that has no pesticides or other unknown elements, and once I get proficient growing, create edible tinctures that lets them get a medical effect without smoking or vaping, both of which are terribly harmful. I'm on a podcast on this subject with a veteran grower, -I'll try and remember to link to it when it's up.

Previous preoccupations: Vacation? I don't see one on the horizon in 2019 but we'll see :P

ecib  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Badge hat trick!

ecib  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

Since my one, every time I've mentioned a fast my wife has said "I want to do that, -you can't do your next one without me", and since she owns a store with her busiest days on the weekends, and I "have to do it with her" I have to start a couple days later so her most low energy days don't fall on the weekend (in the name of love). Of course that means my low energy days will fall at the beginning of the work week...

Btw, I know my wife and she has no idea what she's in for. I was able to do my last fast np, but my girl is kind of a wuss. She's not on Hubski so I can say that. I'll report back if I'm wrong on that.

ecib  ·  403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Disaffected Young Americans, Vote. Please. You have everything to lose if you don’t.

What kills me the most is that people who don't vote because they feel disenfranchised by their choices, or the system, are literally casting the strongest vote possible for that system.

Like, the not getting to bitch if you don't vote argument is kinda funny and true and all, but the folks who rail against our system while leading the fucking pack in propping it up and perpetuating it by not voting...they absolutely kill me.

Nothing says "idiot" like being one of the primary causes for that which you hate.

ecib  ·  410 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Goppers vote for conservative-looking people, apparently

I feel like being asked to guess her party is a "don't judge a book by its cover" trap, lol. Looking very closely at the picture, her jacket looks super on point and not cheap, her hair is amazing (based on my wife who has amazing hair it is the farthest thing from cheap), and her nails look colored, with a little moon-shaped uncolored area near the cuticle, aka a Reverse French Manicure. Simple tasteful earrings and one ring that looks like it has a rock on it. I don't think she's in with the current crop of Democratic Socialists.

I'll guess Libertarian or the Green Party. Targeting small businesses with reduced regulation and increased tax benefits is part of the Green's platform.

ecib  ·  410 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How much would you pay for an ice cube?

And the thing is...it was sloooow. I have to think that any bartender that has the time to employ this gadget on a regular basis has to have one eye open for a gig somewhere else where it's actually busy.

ecib  ·  410 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What’s your closeted bougie preference?

What if we don't categorize any preference as bougie? I find the word far too Catholic.