Anyone want to just talk a bit about life?

Discussion in 'Chatter' started by CoinBlazer, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer de omnibus dubitandum

    So how’s life guys? Since we only have 6 active users and admission into our secret society called PartisanLines is restricted, it’s like our own little morning coffee club! Anyone want to just shoot the breeze a bit?

    I’ve been just working at Walmart, waiting to finalize my entry into the US Army. My cat is doing well.
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    Here’s a fun little penguin meme
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    Anyway so if y’all just wanna talk about random stuff, show pictures of your dogs, cars, favorite foods, whatever you want, (preferably none of the usual chatter, we have other threads for that) go ahead, enjoy!

    Best regards,
    Michael, CB
     
  2. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

    Here's my cats Mac and Bisky

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    We've also got 4 pet rats. Rudy here likes being held on his back and having his stomach tickled!
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    In other news, I recently started graduate school for a Master's degree and am looking at PhD programs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2020
  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer de omnibus dubitandum

    What degree?
     
  4. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

    Neuroscience/Pharmacology focuses. Long term, I'm just hoping to stay in research.
     
  5. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    My brother entered the MS/PhD program in BioEngineering at Caltech. Had up to 7 years to complete, tuition-free on a university stipend to cover living expenses. He bailed for the allure of big money in the pharma industry after getting his masters in year 1. I couldn't believe he did that, and I bet he secretly regrets it now. Educational opportunities like that don't grow on trees . . . then again, what do I know?

    Good luck in your pursuits.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
  6. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Here is Angel. He is my only pet these days. There is no dog on the planet he will not try and take on. Angel 70th B-Day 4-1-20.jpg
     
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  7. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    I miss pets. My wife & I are both approaching retirement age, and lost our last dog a few years back. Now, my wife wants a break, and I'm missing the unwaivering companionship of a dog by my side. We hope to do some traveling if this COVID thing ever passes . . . if we get the travel out of our systems soon enough, I'll bring home a dog again someday.
     
  8. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

    Animals do keep you busy in the best ways.

    Where do you hope to travel to? By this time next year for sure I'd bet we're clear to travel
     
  9. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Mostly domestic trips . . . The Rockies, Hawaii, Alaska. Before I get too old for it I want to experience a western cattle drive, a la City Slickers. Thailand isn’t for my wife, but I’d love to go there . . . And the Holy Land. I could go on, but we have limited years ahead of us.
     
  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    Dollywood?
     
  11. JohnHamilton
    Pensive

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Life sucks. I go to the super market pharmacy to get a flu shot and have it denied because the government has screwed up my Medicare card after I have used for the last six years. I got it done at my primary care physician and then get a call in for a blood test because the person who gave it to me pricked her finger on the needle after the shot.

    I hate medical crap. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had crap done to me because of doctor screw-ups. It will only get worse with “single payer” because the doctors won’t give a damn any more. They will draw a salary and act like bureaucrats. You may as well get to a vet. They might still be in the private sector if there is any private sector left.
     
  12. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Maybe they are trying to tell you that they don't like you. Perfectly understandable.
     
  13. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer de omnibus dubitandum

    Wow, we went a total of 9 replies of animals, travels and other fun stuff without any sort of dissent between members. I suppose I got what I expected.
     
  14. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Dissent between viewers? I know the JH post wasn't cheery, but his references were to situations, not to members of P/L.
     
  15. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    There can't be any dissent when he can't see my posts. Self-imposed blinders has advantages, but just not to the ones wearing the blinders. :D
     
  16. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    so it's OK for you to have socialized medicine?
     
  17. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism


    Doesn't sound like it to me FD.

    Like all of us working stiffs I think he paid for it, and would bet dollars to donuts he'd much prefer to have put his premiums into private medicine instead.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2020
  18. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    there's no law against him using private insurance. you know that, right?
     
  19. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Yeah, I know . . . and he should be able to divert his Medicare premiums to that private insurance if he so chooses.
     
  20. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    a real financially successful person doesn't even need to worry about it. Medicare and SS are lifelines for the indigent.
     

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