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  1. tigra


    Haven't had them in ages but would definitely eat them again. It's all about the butter and garlic- most food drowned in garlic butter tastes ok and assuming they are cooked properly, I don't mind the texture.
  2. I met a young girl of color about 2 months ago, and she was brave enough to share an experience with a group of us about another kid from her class telling her she had "poop skin". I definitely made a point of telling this lovely 10 year old child that she had beautiful skin and I won't apologize for that. While I do see your point about too much emphasis being placed on some obscure concept of beauty, I think there are times when we do need to hear we are beautiful.
  3. I actually participated in an international scavenger hunt called GISHWES and last year one of the tasks involved building something out of wombat poop. I did not call my local zoo and ask for wombat poop but I know people who did.
  4. I would plan a jump with some of my friends who make skydiving fun and special. Do they really pie for 100? I thought that was for 1000 or more.
  5. these are all good. Ill add Marillion Misplaced Childhood- that is one that really plays best as a complete album. It tells a story.
  6. I miss her too. Every single day.
  7. my mom had an unopened 6 pack or Billy Beer in her fridge for ages. I don't remember what happened to it.
  8. I remember. I'm not actively jumping these days but still like to check in every now and then.
  9. tigra

    Deuce Matters

    I only knew him through his posts here and yes, he matters.
  10. tigra

    Dilly dilly

    Love that Marillion album, meant to be played in order start to finish. Do artists do that anymore? I spent he summer of 1985 in Europe and someone turned me onto that band and that album! I second the Thanks for the Memories comment.
  11. It was just from memory but yup - bad year for the congregation good year for the undertaker.
  12. Smack water Jack he bought a shot gun cuz he was in the mood for a little confrontation he just let it all hang loose he didn't think about the noose and on the whole it was a very good year for the congregation .....
  13. "It takes a head to have a headache." or in response to "I'm thinking...." she would say "Beginner's luck!" She had more.
  14. They were much younger gay men and in at least one case a boy who probably should not have been in his apartment at the time. But yes, Al Franken behaved like a jerk and posed for a stupid picture. Harvey Weinstein raped and sexually assaulted multiple women then bought their silence with threats and cash, in some cases damaged their careers even when they went along with payoffs and non disclosure agreements. Not exactly the same. Most of these other douchebags fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.
  15. so its an OTT rant BUT he makes a lot of really valid points. especially this: "It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold." Most of the vegetarians I know make horrible dietary choices and don't get nearly enough protein. Funny story- I used to work with a vegetarian who also partied hard and loved the band Phish. Every time she went off on a Phish weekend she would come back sick as a dog. This one time, a friend brought her some French Onion Soup from a local restaurant. She slurped that soup down, swore it was the best soup she ever had. I think she ended up buying that soup every day for a week. I quietly smirked every time and decided not to tell her it was made with beef stock. She needed the protein and I had to cover for her when she was out sick! The day she found out, she looked like she had lost her best friend. awww
  16. I have no room in my life for anyone who is offended or upset by the smell of garlic cooking. F*** them, cook away and do not replace real garlic with garlic powder!
  17. I waited tables at 2 different places when I was 19. Both used intimidation and illegal practices. It is kind of a crappy job for a kid. The creepy owner/ cook at a small family owned diner leered at us and made sexually suggestive comments while his wife treated us like we were trying to steal her man- she also took tables and tip money from us when we were slow. We were all afraid to take the early shift because we'd be alone with the creep. There were maybe 3 of us, all in our late teens/early 20s. At the other place, the manager took part of our tip money to pay the busboys but never gave them the money. And she had them sleeping on cots on the back room. The husband/ cook was mean as a snake too. Based on my personal experience, I would say what is standard in the food industry is low pay, sexual harassment, poor working conditions and exposure to shady or illegal business practices. When you complain, you may lose your job or just find your shifts cut or not having customers seated in your station, that kind of thing.
  18. I was a new skydiver that summer and I met and really liked Robin. His was my first real brush with death in this sport, and it hit me hard. Before Robin, I never fully connected the incident reports with real people. It was a sobering introduction into the realities of skydiving. I knew he jumped with his dog, but what I remember was him riding around the DZ on a scooter with the dog on the handlebars. And then I remember NOT seeing him on his scooter with his dog anymore and how sad that made me. RIP
  19. tigra

    RIP Gregg Allman

    So, fun for a few hours but then it starts to get old?
  20. I believe the internet has already established that if the world were flat, cats would have knocked everything off of it by now. In my personal experience I have no doubt that is 100% true.
  21. I don't even know how a woman could pee in a cup on a plane while remaining in her seat or aisle. There is so little room! I guess I know people who could but I couldn't do it! Regardless, this reminds me of the Gerard Depardieux (so?) story from a few years ago. Airlines have allowed members of their flight crews to become bullies and when they're called out they claim it's all in the interest of "national security". Humiliating a passenger with a bladder or prostate problem does nothing to protect the rest of us.
  22. "America" isn't horrified, trust me!
  23. That particular ship sailed ages ago. He erodes his own image every single time he opens his mouth. As Colbert said, he is a "Disgrace to the Nation." I watched the entire clip and while those are not words I would choose or use, it was hilarious and not at all inaccurate. It would have perhaps been "over the line" on a Sunday morning news show but on a late night comedy show? Fair game.