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Emotional about letting them go

2023.02.03 05:46 nycheapskate Emotional about letting them go

Just wanted to share how my wife and I are feeling and seek advice from other foster parents.
We lost a kitten that we were keeping during her spaying surgery. Apparently she had a heart attack shortly after receiving the sedative, but before actually being put under anesthesia. We were extremely upset and decided to help the local shelter by fostering some kittens.
It has been an amazing experience that has helped turn our grief into something positive by helping these little guys out. They were about 4 weeks old and in rough shape. We cleaned them up, got rid of the fleas, and got them the veterinary attention they needed to get better.
Now the time has come to give them back for adoption. We would keep them, but we already have 3 other cats; 5 is just too many for a 3 bedroom apartment.
We are happy they are healthy, but anxious and sad about saying goodbye. It’s such a roller coaster of emotions where you get to know them and they start to trust you, only to have to give them up to the unknown. I pray for their safety and future, but it’s still tough.
Would love to know how other people deal with the goodbyes.
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2023.02.03 05:38 Gullible-Nature8522 Gears Town

Gears Town
Electro City is a story of tiny creatures called megawatts who live in our power grid. They travel inside our power lines and live in power stations and transformers. One day a blackout from a thunderstorm threatens everything they hold dear to them. It's up to Frizzy and her friends to travel across the world to save her town. They travel inside power lines, internet cables and under the ocean to find the creator of electricity. With his help they can save Frizzi's town.
Frizzy here! I've lived in this magical wonderland called Gears Town my whole life. It's full of old-time folks that wear these big straw hats and cowboy boots. We are in the desert after all. It's a small, quiet town with loud people. Spittoons, saloons, wooden old western shops, and our local dog named Rusty Bolts. It's dusty, rough, and full of sand, but with a little shine, I think this place could really start to look up. That's where I come in. Frizzi's the name my family gave me because, well, I'm so frizzy. I rip things apart and build them bigger, better, stronger, and shocking! The rest of my family doesn't really see things the way I do and although we don't share the same interests, I believe one day I could show them the future. By the future I mean the internet. That thing has got it all. Funny videos, crazy people, new and interesting ideas that could really change my town for the better. I can just see it now. (Funny daydream moment of the town in the future)
In my town there lived a colony of furry little creatures called megawatts, that's us. These crazy charged creatures were always jumping around and conducting currents all through the town. Town by town these little furiously cute creatures lived in each and every electrical transformer. You know those cylinder things way up high on those wooden poles by the side of the road. Those little buggers created our entire infrastructure that built the world. Before that there were the ashes (Little fire guys that dripped ash). They were en-caged in these old lanterns and had to be lit every night. (Picture British ashes with posh accents). They used air to travel from lantern to lantern. (Hot air balloon and zeppelin transport with hand gliders and old TVs in their lantern community inside the lantern) (steampunk, kind of magical fairy dust people) Thankfully, those guys are gone, they were so rude. Now with the advancements of Sizzlman Frankbuzz (benjamin franklin) (show him flying a kite and getting shocked as an ash creature) and nikola teswatt (Nikola tesla) we can connect all these communities together to create something even better! The mighty and extravagant Giga City! This city was the substation to the whole process, I'm talking shiny streets, cool cars, and anything your heart desires. (Chrome city with greenery)
These guys made everything possible for the Megawatts and their smaller towns. The city was gigantic and filled with fun and cool things to do. Zipping trains that could just float in the air suspended by magneto creatures. Roads buzzing with the energy of the city. This was no slump, but the magic really happened where it all began, the power plant. This place is the mecca of life itself. It was like the IKEA of the world. Whatever you needed, they had it. Everything stemmed from this place. We all praised the big, towering stacks cutting the clouds in the sky. Nobody was ever allowed to go there but every night I would look across the city and imagine what they could be doing there. What a dream that could have been. (daydreaming). Well, back to my normal routine. I'm a sky climber. I change out lights for the digital creatures. These towers are so high you could see the entire coast. I even get to talk to my buddy Digi. He's like a messenger for the giants(humans). His whole family does it. My Mom says I can only travel in my hometown, but I imagine what it would be like to see the other side. (Dark clouds closing in the distance with lightning and thunder) I better get home, said Frizzy.
I slide down the rope that secures me to the radio tower as the thunder starts to shake and rumble the tower sending rumbling through the metal surface. I Zipline down to electrical wires hanging from the tower which go to the ground. I'm on my way home as I grind through the lanes on my electric roller blades. All the lights on the street level (inside the wire streets) start to dim as lightning slams into the dry desert ground. I shoot my hook gun and grapple onto the lights avoiding falling debris. Almost home, I just have to get there before our town closes the big metal doors as they brace for the storm's impact. I slide under the vault doors and make it into our town center. My house is just down the road. I fly into my bedroom window as the whole house is going under lockdown with sheets of metal locking us all inside. The storm rages as we rush to the basement. Over the radio we hear our mayor comforting all the citizens of Gears Town. A piece of wood and shrapnel cut into our ceiling in the basement and water dripped from above. The lights sizzle, dim and everything fades to darkness. We fell asleep on the couch in the basement surrounded by water beginning to flood.
The next day we woke up and put our house defenses offline. As we all gathered to the town center the mayor of the city said on the intercom that nobody was allowed to leave the city center or beyond. Nobody in our town had electricity and our colors were beginning to fade.(from yellow to black).(faint yellow now). I can help, I yelled out to the crowd. My parents told me I couldn't go and it was too dangerous to go anywhere. I had to do something or everyone and everything would crumble. Our town was losing power drastically by the hour. Flowers were wilting and our home was starting to glitch out. I couldn't just sit here and watch everything vanish. I ran to the back of the wall behind the bushes where I used to sneak out at night to hang out with digi. I jumped on my rollerblades and set off as fast as I could. The highway roads were crumbling and overgrown with vegetation. There I saw the Surges. Dressed in brown with rust covering their metal robotic bodies. One of them yells out "intruder alert," and I jump into the air with my hook gun and grapple onto the street lights. The surges start shooting net guns to try to capture me. They seem to feed off of electric creatures as I spot little yellow guys in their circular bellies. Nice try guys! See you never! I made it up the rope and to the signal tower where digi was. I tell him everything and we make a plan to find the inventor of electricity to save my home town. We travel down the slide inside the cell tower where Digi has his car waiting. It's unlike anything I've ever seen. The streets are full of tvs and colors. Everything is chrome and shiny with trees growing from the ceiling downward. People are traveling alongside us in these vacuum tubes so fast. We make it to his house to gear up and look up where to find the inventor of electricity. His room is filled with computers and tiny walking robots. Even his dog is a robot made of tiny robots. You could change the walls of his room by pressing a button. Now we're at the beach, now we're in the city, now we're in space. Digi showed me everything I have ever dreamed of. On his 3d computer he found a link to the inventor of the internet. All the way in a place called Great Britain. "That's where we need to go, Frizzy," said Digi. From there, we put on our cool tech suits and set off for a journey of a lifetime.
We took Digi’s car to the train station and set off. We got our own room full of snacks. I explored the train as it took off into the sky traveling at the speed of light. So much to see on the outside. (Fiber cable is clear). (Details of places). Projectors and screens showing moving pictures of different places around the world. One of them called "Japan" had cherry blossoms with the pedals falling down on the screen and the pedals were 3d so they were falling into the train through the moonroof. Digi told me of the places in stories that amazed me. Not even Digi has been this far before, goodbye small-town USA, hello the world. Suddenly, all of the lights in the train turned blue, the conductor over the speaker saying fasten your seatbelts, we are going below!!! and we plunged straight down. I grit my eyes closed as Digi laughs at me. I open my eyes to these colorful creatures called fish. So many of them are in big and small groups. Our train finally hits the bottom when the conductor says over the speaker, welcome to the Atlantic Ocean, Dinner is served! Our train lights up and everything around us starts to open up. It's like a huge city highway underground. So many stores, types of weird people. On the outside huge fish and octopus in neon colors. We fall asleep on the train to tranquil sounds and jellyfish floating above us. (Train has a moonroof).
I wake up to breakfast and Digi stuffing his face. Over the speaker I hear next stop, Ireland! Digi and I looked up on his laptop of the things in Ireland and found funny videos. Our train was coming into the station. We got off at the stop but nobody else did. It was like a ghost town. A man of the ash people in a funny uniform with a bagpipe walked up to us and we started saying "yorgin torgin noopie googie." He then started dancing up and down making weird sounds with his instrument. One of his eyes was googlie. Digi hit the top of his head which resets him, and his eye went back into place. He said to us, "whater youus want hmmmm?" We told him how we needed to get to Britain, and he said, "Ol righty over here Yun snappers." He led us to his house which was on a brick road. Looking to the outside we only saw lanterns. No internet or electricity. It was odd but also pretty cool. His house was steampunk with gears and cogs and a smokestack coming out of his house. It looked like a shoe but full of machine parts. He sat us down and drew up a map. His steampunk cat jumped up on the table and greeted us. He stabbed the map and said, "right er here is what you want." He showed us the routes and told us to be careful of the dragons and elf people along the way. He threw his map back in his big treasure chest and showed us to the top of the transport tower where we saw a hang glider and a zeppelin and a hot air balloon. This is how you go, he told us. We picked up the hot air balloon and made off. On the land were goats and farmland. The winds started ramping us and it pushed us off course.
Crash, thud, our balloon was stuck on something as I get up to take a look outside. (Looks out over basket) I look over the edge to see a giant tower as our air balloon gets snagged on the side of it. We jump off as the balloon deflates and we land on the top of the tower where we see some fellow watts towards the middle of the tower. We approach them as they have dinner with an impeccable view. Digi taps on the man's shoulder and asks him where we were. He points to the city and says in a fancy accent with a bit of a mumble, "you are in the grand city of love, food, and dreams. You, my friend, are in France! We need to find London sir, I said. London my dear boy, London is very far, said the French man. He told us to come sit by him for some food. Yum static and protons-light particles, as they float in different colors around the dish like fireflies. He tells us how to get to London. We borrow his cool electric motorcycle and zip down the tower in the power lines. We see everything in the city. I snap pictures for my scrapbook. Digi and I come across a surge with enemies coming straight at us as we drive to our destination. Time for a detour Digi yells as he pulls a wheelie and jumps onto the internet wire down below us. We crash down into the tunnel sending us into a crazy vortex and we accidentally get sent into a house as we slide into the ethernet port of a nearby computer. We ding around inside the wire and get thrown into a laptop connected to the wire.
The light around us in the tunnel instantly goes into darkness. We are knee deep in beautiful baby blue water heading down the tunnel. We venture towards the end of the tunnel which is illuminated by an eye searing bright white light. It becomes more apparent the farther we walk towards it. We stand at the end of the tunnel looking down. Below us is a glistening waterfall flowing thousands of feet down into a green and mossy ravine with black sands. The ravine leading to a metropolis of lights and a mega city. We jump and glide through the air with our hang gliders. The air hitting our faces filled with mist from the waterfall and flying insects high in the sky. We look to see where the ravine leads to in the distance as we approach closer.
"This place looks wild '', it's a city built with 100 levels of towns and highways. Half all chrome in the city and half wildlife. Green trees growing in the sidewalk and vines growing on the chroma buildings. Everyone here is full of so much color. Everyone is wearing business suits and riding on sport bikes leaving rainbow trails behind on a blue led highway. We see a bike rack and borrow a bike and drive around looking for our way out of here. We stop off at a diner and take a seat. We overhear someone talking about the world beyond us as everyone ignores him. The cook behind the diner shouts the man's name demanding him to leave, "Stop with your nonsense Glitch!" He takes his coffee with his sign that reads "There's a world beyond, I've seen it". We follow the man outside where he is sitting on the street corner by his stuff. We approach him and ask him who he is and if he can help us. His face lights up and he tells us dreams of a world beyond this place. He tells us his name is Glitch and that people call him that because he can't do anything but dream. Glitch said he was born to dream and see the world. He was the result of a computer system glitch. (He was a malfunctioning digital creature who acted funny and glitched a little like someone was zapping him. (He has a hole in his shoe with a toe hanging out, he wears a cap on his head that is worn and owns a little cat named Leo) (Leo is a fat Chinese cat) He was unlike any of the other people here which acted like robots with no expression. We told him that we believed him and that we could help him see the world beyond here if he would help us try to find the outside world. He told us that he knows of a way but it's very dangerous and he needed our help to make it out. He said we had to venture up the 100 stories by climbing the mountain on the side of the 100-story building. This was the shortcut as we couldn't get into each level without clearance. The man brings out hiking gear inside of his tent in the alley and hands us the gear. We all get the gear on and walk to the mountain. Climbing it with the cold snowy files brushing across us. (Mountain is snow but instead of snow its white papers/files of a computer) We walk for miles and climb up with pickaxes and rope attached to our belts. Swinging across like in tomb raider we jump to a cliff to get around the dead end. We find a hut and a snowmobile sitting beside it. Me and Digi get on and the man gets on the skies attached to the snowmobile. He yells with joy and laughter as we shred the mountain. Digi yells look out! A rumble starts to make our snowmobile swerve and the man behind yells avalanche! We try to outmaneuver it, but we get buried.
I wake up frantically and look for Digi. I can't find him and I'm alone and scared. (The static electricity around him turns blue) After hours of searching, I break down and cry. I look into my backpack at the scrapbook that I was putting together and look at the Gears Town people, Digi, and other moments. I say to myself, I'm sorry, I couldn't make it. I fell asleep in the nap sack I packed in my backpack. I wake up to laughter and a light. I follow the light guided by the aura borealis. The laughter and sounds get louder and louder. I see a campfire and logs beside it with glowing marshmallows over it. (Marshmallows are light particles that look like it) It's a cute little black and white cat with spots. I'll call you Muca. I thought I heard Digi though. You did, said Digi behind me. I turn around with a smile and hug him. I thought you were a goner. The crazy man jumped from under the snow papers under me and said, same here sparky. I was so glad to see them. What do we do now I asked? Both of them said they didn't know. Muca looked at me and pointed with her nose in a direction with a funny noise showing us that she wanted us to follow her. We follow Muca to a weird glowing hole in the ground near the top of the mountain. Muca points down and smiles. Thank you little one. Muca jumps into my backpack, and we slide through the hole in the ground. We fell down onto a train. We see signs everywhere on the sides pointing to Britain. Yes! We are on the way finally.
Passing the blue ring tube, we hit a mega slide and are launched into the air. We land in the digital tube and make our way inside the directory, the telephone booth. We run across the index and look up electricity city to find the creator of electricity. He is somewhere in the district called clock Mod City. Digi points to the only clock in sight. It's a giant Clock tower. That must be it, Frizzy replied. We jump on the telephone buttons dialing the location in and get sucked into the phone. It takes us to the underground ancient sewers of London where we see another civilization and then we shoot to the top of the tower. There we see clocks everywhere and a long hallway with cool artifacts. We knock on the big door to see the inventor of electricity. No answer. We walk inside and see a robot man made of clock parts. He tells us the inventor hasn't been seen for years. We came all this way to help fix my town, we told the man. He said the inventor told the robotic man that he was expecting Frizzy would come and to tell him that he was the key to the future. The robotic man gave him a book showing him everything the inventor worked on and everything that the future would hold. He saw battery designs, cool looking windmills and a device that would generate lightning to use as power. The clock man/robotic man was the future see-er and told Frizzy that he was going to do things that the world has never seen before. The clock man then said there's no time to waste and opened the roof of the clock tower which had a giant satellite, it sucked them into it. The clock man said you are the key Frizzy, while he threw them an artifact, saying you'll know what to do with it when the time comes, it's what you have always done. They turned into particles and beamed into outer space where they saw little space guys as they were beaming to the satellite in the sky. They saw the past and future as they were getting beamed up. (Past and future for Digi and frizzy so digital stuff and electrical inventions). They made it to the satellite where they saw another civilization of creatures who had a city there on the satellite. They were then re-directed by the satellite through a toll way with a really lazy person who let people into the major highway. They made it past the tollway and to Gears town after they told the person where they needed to go after they paid the tollway. Beamed back down to gears town. They ran away from the surges and Frizzy looked at the artifact and saw a Wi-Fi symbol on it. Frizzy looked to the sky and it clicked. The radio tower Frizzy exclaimed! They raced up to the tower in the Nic of time before their whole town was destroyed. Digi held them off and Frizzy inserted the artifact into the radio tower which sent out shock waves fixing everything. The Surges disappeared, the towns turned vibrant again and the power plant turned back on. (The power plant was slowly fading off). They go back to the town center in Gears town and Frizzy is congratulated along with Digi. Everyone is so curious about Digi because they have never seen a creature like that. They were both given the keys to the city in a ceremony and Frizzy was given the Lightning bolt which could open the Power plant. The mayor of Gears town told Frizzy he earned it. Make us proud, he told Frizzy and Digi. They went to the power plant and saw that in the control center it was the inventor of the electricity with pictures of him everywhere and his knickknacks on the table with a note that said, Reach for the stars Frizzy.
Digi and Frizzy worked together on so many projects there. Created so many inventions. Frizzy came up with something called the fusion reactor which made an artificial sun on earth that could generate endless electricity for everyone. They invented wireless electrical poles. Everyone from Gears town mixed in with the people from the big cities to a new place called Atlas where they all lived together. This was A mega substation city. Frizzy invited Digi and everyone they met on their way to London to a big party. They lived in peace and had a blast together. End of story. (Show funny and cool stuff after.) (Fill in parts later if other characters join in power plant for different ending)
Detail Comments
*Reference nuclear fusion as the future which Frizzy creates in the end.
*Solar panels in the desert and wind turbines background.
*In some places water turbines are used as scenery.
*Joule people babies from megawatt people.
*The Internet cables different people and connects the world together. spider internet creatures furry
*Human connection because he watches him watch tv while he is powering the tv. Watch behind the tv screen.
*When they go under water it drops off into ocean and the cable is see through with lights coming from it and stuff projected under the deep blue sea
*In the end frizzy gets promoted into the power plant to use his new ideas. Nobody would listen to him in the Giga city, and they all watched as he got promoted.
*In the Giga city hall in front of everyone after he saved the day and fixed everything. Frizzy even made new friends along the way from different places and they were also invited to the power plant factory to aid him in inventing the future.
*He received the giant lightning bolt key that could open anything.
*Anger or sadness can change the electrical current flowing on the outside of the creatures from green-excited, blue-sad, red-angry.
*Creatures are fuzzy, big eyes.
*Characters of different natures have chromatic Chroma flair coloring.
*Muca has white is pearl with sparkles
*Traffic is above and below. City inside the tunnel underground.
A giant storm causes the power plant to malfunction and causes a blackout and surge (bad guys) to invade and take over the creatures' cities and towns. The main character has to work with the other villages to travel across the world by internet to uncover how to fix their hometowns. Under water lines where he travels and across the skies by Wi-Fi and older communities where he gets stuck in Ireland with the ash community and needs to find a way to England where it all began with a reference to the creator of the internet. Picturing America as the cowboy west in Nevada (his hometown) and the big cities of New York. He also ends up in Japan. The creature looks like that country. All furry creature balls but different face features and outfits.
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2023.02.03 05:25 sharktale_pics [TOMT][COMMERCIAL][LATE 1990’s - EARLY 2000s] Possible theme park or haunted house commercial.

I remember the commercial starting in a classroom with a group of people in a ride vehicle of some sort, then the teacher says that they’ve been bad. The front of the classroom appears to open up to reveal a big roller coaster type drop. That’s all I can remember.
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2023.02.03 05:24 TheGreatestUser_Name HDD won’t initialize via Disk Management. Is it fubar?

HDD won’t initialize via Disk Management. Is it fubar?
This is an old IDE drive (Maxtor Meteor II?) so I am using a USB adapter to read it. The drive does show up under device manager and also disk management, however attempting to initialize the drive via disk management gives the error “The request could not be performed because of an I/O error”. I have confirmed the issue is not the adapter because I have used this adapter successfully in the past. Important note is that the drive periodically “clicks” about every 15 minutes. My guess is that’s dead. Any odd fixes out there that might bring it back? I apologize about the potato picture quality.
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2023.02.03 05:23 Rolleriroltsu Social influence question - Does the bmw i8 a car that will make things that are wrong for them but right for you feel right for them too?

Let me be more specific, forget the i8 is a 3-cylinder electric and a car for ''show off'. And think of it as an audience that does not understand the car, does not understand the technical details about car.
Let's say you don't like to talk to people much, and you met your friends at a restaurant. You came to the restaurant with a 2011 fiat doblo. Your friends have seen this. When you say during the conversation, "I don't actually like being too friendly with people, it just seems silly to me, i mostly love spending time with myself". If they dont like being alone and like social with another people all the time, they will sarcastically shake their heads and laugh after you leave and not take you seriously. Because you drive fiat fiorino right ?
But when you come to the same meeting with a ferrari f458 or a lamborgini huracan and you say the same thing, they look at each other and start arguing among themselves that this might actually be true, right? Because they're coming with the honda civic and I'm coming with the ferrari or the lambo, they're going to think I'm doing something right because I have the power to drive and buy these cars.
Can the BMW i8 do the same influence that this Ferrari or Lambo gives on psychology?
Comment not with your own interpretation and technical knowledge, but with the eyes of an ordinary "john" or "marry" who likes the cars but doesn't understand cars.
I'm attaching a few pictures below, you'll have an idea before commenting.
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2023.02.03 05:11 Nearby_Ad_5684 Questions about rosemary oil + my hair air regimen

So I recently got into this at 19 because I noticed significant thinking in the past year. I don't want roagain because I don't like the side effects and would prefer a more natural approach.
I started jojoba shampoo and conditioner and I haven't noticed anything yet.
I also started using De La Cruz Rosemary oil. It is mixed with castor oil, avacado oil, and olive oil. I massage my scalp with a generous amount for 5 minutes nightly. Has any one used this product, and is it effective? Also, what's the difference between regular rosemary oil and rosemary essentials oil?
Some other questions, is it okay to leave rosemary oil overnight? How often should I shampoo+ condition my hair? Do derma rollers help?
Very new to this and would appreciate the advice, thanks
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2023.02.03 05:04 Vampirebitez That One Time Me and My Friend Found a Weird Tree

It all started one morning. I looked outside and saw a tree that wasn't there before.
I just woke up, checked my news app and saw a bunch of articles about how people in my area vanished, ate breakfast, and looked out the window to see a tree that wasn't there before.
The tree had a thick, stark white trunk and bright red leaves. It didn't look like any species I'd seen before. At first I shrugged and assumed it was just some weird statue someone put up to mess with me.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how stupid I sound.
I called up a friend of mine, Jay, who specializes in botany.
I dialed their number and called them. "Hey, Jay?"
"What, Tom?"
"I just have a question."
"Okay, shoot."
"Is there any such thing as a completely white tree with bright red leaves? I found one in my yard."
Jay was silent for a few minutes. "Not that I know of? Are you messing with me?"
"Just come over and I'll show you. It's pretty weird."
"Okay, be there soon." Jay hung up.
I waited an hour, occasionally checking to see if the tree was still there. I eventually heard a knock at the door.
I opened to see Jay. Jay looked very much like a tree. Tall, thin, and with curly hair like leaves. They wore glasses and always had a water bottle in hand at all times. They had a duffle bag of what I assume is their sciency stuff.
"Now, where is this weird tree?" Jay asked.
I guided them to my backyard and presented it.
Jay was left slack jawed and adjusted their glasses. "Holy shit, you were right."
I playfully nudged their arm with my elbow. "And you thought I was messing with you!"
Jay walked up to the trunk and felt its bark. They rubbed their hand up and down.
"Weird. This bark, if it is bark, is oddly smooth. And it's probably not just the wood because it doesn't have splinters. Just smooth and dry." Jay said, scratching their chin.
I walked up and felt it too. It felt less like wood and more like a dry bone.
"I'll get a ladder."
I went and grabbed my ladder and set it up at the base of the tree. I climbed up and looked at the leaves.
The leaves weren't like any we have seen. It looked almost like a Christmas light but was around the size of a small pickle. I picked it and examined it. It felt like some sort of sac rather than a leaf and it was warm.
It pulsed and I dropped it out of disgust, nearly hitting Jay with it. The sac leaf popped like a water balloon and a red liquid poured from it.
Jay looked up. "Dude!"
"Sorry!" I shouted back.
Jay sighed and picked up the remains and put it in a plastic bag.
I picked another sac leaf and made sure to keep my cool this time. I climbed down and handed it to Jay.
We both walked inside and Jay got their set up ready for examination.
Jay took the popped sac and put it under the microscope first. Jay observed it and looked confused.
"Strange. These don't look like plant cells. They look more like animal cells."
I handed Jay the intact sac and they took a small blade and squeezed the liquid out of it onto a slide. They looked and I saw their eyes widen.
"Holy fuck…" They mouthed.
"These are blood cells. Human blood cells."
I couldn't believe it either. "What?! How?"
"I don't know! Maybe we discovered a new tree species or something!"
We both took a moment to process our discovery.
"So, we discovered a weird blood tree. So, what are our priorities? Get rich or kill it with fire?"
Jay furrowed their brow. "Let's learn more about it and decide from there."
We both got the proper equipment and went back out. We got tools from my garage, more sample bags, and a gun just in case.
I got back on the ladder and looked at the leaf sacs again. They appear to be attached by what are probably veins. The more I looked, the more they pulsed and throbbed and appeared to be getting fuller.
Jay decided to take some wood for analysis. They tapped a hammer and chisel against it. It was hollow sounding like the inside was empty.
Jay kept tapping until they chipped away some desirable pieces. They heard some moans combined with a wet sloshing noise. Jay decided to peek inside.
I heard Jay shriek like a little girl and I climbed down immediately.
Jay was sitting and freaking out.
"Dude what's wrong?!"
Jay could barely speak, they just pointed and blathered about something horrible inside the tree.
I peeked inside and I couldn't blame Jay for freaking out.
The inside had some sort of organic mass of flesh. It had a bunch of eyes, ears, mouths, noses, and limbs. It was attached to the ceiling and floor by veins, like a morbid cocoon.
A red, vine-like appendage grabbed Jay by the ankle and tried to pull them in. I grabbed my gun and shot at it, allowing Jay to be free and run back inside with the samples. The tree made a horrible shriek.
I ran back inside with Jay and locked the door.
We both were panting and shaking. I looked at Jay.
"Kill it with fire?" I ask between breaths.
"Kill it with fire."
Jay looked at the fragments. They took one out and examined it.
"This is bone." Jay mumbled.
"Maybe we should call a priest while we are at it. And maybe a therapist because we might need one." I said jokingly to ease the terror.
"Destroy the weird meat tree first, then therapist." Jay scolded.
We both devised a plan to destroy the blood tree. We both went out to grab as many propane tanks and gasoline cans as we could.
I used a lawn mower attached to a rope to safely push the tanks to the tree.
Jay tossed the gas cans as carefully as possible at the tree.
Once those were ready, I cocked my gun and shot the tanks and cans until they erupted. Each can and tank burst into flames and went up the tree.
The tree screamed and I could see the leaf sacs melt into goo and the bone trunk char away until we saw the flesh mass melt as well.
We watched it burn while sharing a beer until the screaming stopped.
The following morning, two men in suits came by after hearing about our little adventure.
The area where the tree had been destroyed had been cleaned up and Jay and I had been told to keep this hush hush.
Not that you guys believe me, but it would make for a fun story.
Jay left and we didn't talk for a while after the incident.
The last I heard of Jay, they had called me after they had a medical emergency.
They had been experiencing shortness of breath and chest pains.
When they had an X-ray taken of them, they found a weird bone fragment in their lung.
One that was shaped like a tree sapling.
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2023.02.03 04:53 cupcakecarnivor Can someone help calm my anxious thoughts please!

I never used to be a nervous flyer but alas here I am. I find it’s getting worse with age.
Going on a flight to cancun and supposed to be landing around the time of thunderstorms. Will it be crazy turbulent? I can handle the bumps but my can’t handle the drops (I love roller coaster rides just not like that). What happens if the storm is right over the airport?
Also and I’m sure this is just anxiety related but I swear I see “signs” every time I fly about not going. Crashed plane on the last of us show, mother I’m laws lawyer saying have your wills up to date just in case (the whole family is coming on the trip…but what a thing to say). And finally family almost cancelling because they weren’t feeling well. Plus random mentions of plane crashes etc. oh and I’m flying on the Boeing 787 max 8 which doesn’t help my nerves.
So can you lovely people give me any advice for calming my crazy brain with all this anticipatory anxiety. I pop a couple Ativan prior to flying so do ok usually but it’s the lead up that’s got me this time.
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2023.02.03 04:47 Imnotaflywhiteguy I did a bad thing and drove an RS3.

I am in the market for a new (to me) car. I had initially set my budget to 40k, give or take a few thousand. This was already a lofty budget, because although I can comfortably afford it, my wife thinks I'm insane to spend more than 20-25k on a car since I'm a few years away from making my full salary (resident physician).
I had basically settled on an S3 - smallenimble, AWD, looks great, respectably quick. I found a lightly used one for sale and went out to the dealer to see it in person. Once I was there, I was informed that the S3 had sold the night prior, but they had a 2019 RS3 on the lot and asked if I wanted to take it for a spin. Initially, I wasn't going to as I assumed it was well beyond the budget, but the salesperson pulled it around to show it to me, and that was all it took. Smart salesman.
Driving this thing was insane. The sounds it made. The acceleration. Did I mention the sound? The dealer wanted something like 56k and change for it, beyond my budget, so I walked.
I test drove an S3 yesterday. Great car. Everything I hoped it would be. But it's no RS3. I'm not even sure why I'm making this post. Perhaps I'm hoping someone can lie to me on here and tell me the S3 satisfies the itch? I'm sure with a tune and all that, an S3 can be a properly fast car. I'm just not sure there is ever a satisfying substitution to the sounds the 5 cylinder makes. Looking around, I see I can get a lightly used RS3 in the low 50's. I can afford it, I just don't know if I'm a dumbass for wanting to spend another 10-15k over an S3 to chase after what the RS3 provides.
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2023.02.03 04:41 mannamedBenjamin 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Wagon vs 2014 BMW 3-series 320i ×Drive AWD 4x4

Hi everyone, I am trying to figure out what car might be a better buy. Car 1: 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Wagon. Asking $7495 miles: 173,095. Description from dealer: Excellent condition vehicle that was acquired with 173,095 original miles. The exterior color of the vehicle is gray with a black cloth interior. The vehicle is powered by a powerful 4 cylinder 2.5L gasoline engine. All-wheel drive system equipped. The tires are in great condition. One owner vehicle. A clean title and a clean history report including maintenance records is available. Or Car 2: 2014 BMW 3-series 320 xDrive AWD 4×4. Asking: 8950 miles: 120,579 discretion from dealer: Carfax Certified! 320i Drive AWD 4x4! Fully Loaded Inside with a Beige Leather Power Seats, Woodgrain Interior, Premium Radio, Bluetooth, Key-less Entry, Power Windows, Premium Alloy Wheels, Fog Lamps and Many Other Options! Powered by a 2.0L 4-Cylinder Motor and Automatic Transmission with All Wheel Drive 4×4! Nice Condition inside and out, and Drives Great! Carfax, and Clean Title!
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2023.02.03 04:29 TriForce64 My Prius 2011 has an actuator issue (code C1391). This can cost me between 1500$ to 3000$. I have a Silver mechanic coverage plan through School's First, and it appears it covers it in my contract. Could you all help me verify?

My contract coverage states the following:steners for the components listed above. "7. BRAKES Master cylinder, assist booster, wheel cylinders, combination valve, disc brake calipers (and rear caliper actuators), hard lines and fittings, backing plates, springs, clips and retainers, self-adjusters, parking brake linkage and cables, fasteners for the components listed above."
I am assuming that my issue falls within rear caliper actuators, but I just want to verify with people far more knowledgeable than me. Thank you
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2023.02.03 04:29 jillypooper4 Car has issues, and not as advertised looking to swap in middle of trip

For context I'm in a ski town for the season (2 months of driving on snowy and hilly roads). I rented a 2010 audi a4 which has not been a good experience at all so far.

Currently 3 weeks into my rental, and the car has been having non stop issues and I'm looking to replace it. The issues include:

I called turo, and they said they have the car towed back to the owner and bring a new car to my current location. But I have a few concerns.

  1. The pickup location for the car is about 2 hours away, so the car will have to be towed the entire distance. I asked if I'll get charged for this, and the customer service rep said this will only be determined after an investigation into the car is complete ie. if the issues reported are because of me, or they were pre-existing. Not super hopeful on this.
  2. Since this was fully paid for up front, turo said they'll only charge me for the days I used the car, and the remaining balance can be put towards a new car. With this however I don't even want to pay full rate for the time I had the car as it was falsely advertised.
  3. I'm unsure of what the process of getting a new car will be like, I need something with AWD and snow tires, but a quick search on Turo doesn't show that many options near me. I'm not very confident in Turo being able to find a car, and bring it to me.

Has anyone dealt with an issue like this? Is there anything more I can demand from Turo?

Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated!
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2023.02.03 04:23 periwinkle_shoebox Check engine light is on, OBD is showing codes P0134 and P1157 (more info in description)

The check engine light in my 2003 Honda Accord sedan came on a few days ago, I plugged in my OBD reader and it’s showing codes P0134 - O2 censor circuit no activity bank 1 / sensor 1, and P1157 - manufacturer control. About 3 weeks ago I had the catalytic converter replaced and my mechanic replaced an O2 sensor also, I believe it was the downstream sensor. Can anyone help me figure out what is probably wrong with the car? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
Edit: just for more background the car is the 4-cylinder model and has about 160k miles
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2023.02.03 04:18 Gaskatchewan420 Where are the 24 hour yoga studios?

Why are there so many 24 hour gyms, and no 24 hour yoga places?
It's cheaper to run because you don't need most of the equipment (I would keep the foam rollers, kettle bells, jump ropes, tension bands, and pull up bars). The liability wavers and key fob access are the same as the 24 hour gym.
You have two rooms. One with scheduled classes. One for open practice.
Please tell me these exist (preferably in Vancouver, BC).
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2023.02.03 04:14 Adas_Legend Thoughts on the final season: The most logical ending and Sia's significance

Hi all, so that day's come. The day where we have to say goodbye to this roller coaster of a show. Through all the ups and downs, I've always looked forward to the twists and character interactions, and while I feel that the decision to end is the right one, it sure will hurt. So I wanted to take some time to reflect on a couple of aspects of this season and get your guys' thoughts.
The most logical ending: Red dying but ensuring Agnes' safety
While the fans may all love Red and his charisma, I personally feel that the only ending that makes sense is him departing his sinful earth, having secured Agnes' safety and happiness along the way. At this point, I think his sins are too massive and his body count too high to justify him riding off into the sunset. Especially when his actions resulted in the death of Liz, the singular outcome he worked so hard to avoid. Sadly, he still remains a grave threat to Agnes' safety by being close to her, and this is only amplified by Marvin's parting shot of unleashing the wrath of all of the Blacklisters on Red this season, starting with Wujing.
If Red lives on to fight another day, I think it would send a rather bad message that crime pays off as long as you're trying to protect someone. And a sunshine ending for him would probably just distract from all of the lives he has sacrificed just to protect Liz. Because let's not forget that the core premise of the Blacklist per the end of season 8 was only to protect Liz, regardless of how many lives were destroyed via the connections and enmities Red, Katarina (let's assume that Redarina is false for the sake of this post), and their ilk made. I think a more powerful resolution to the story would be Red choosing to burn it all down, end this cycle of lies, violence, and betrayal, and simultaneously take down his remaining enemies and threats to Agnes along the way. This way, his journey will not have been for nothing (Agnes stays alive and protected under Harold), but at the same time, there would be some acknowledgment of the gravity of the choices he made throughout the series.
Sia's vital role
So it's interesting that we are getting Meera Mallik's daughter, a new character, in the very last season. Under most circumstances, it would seem too late to introduce a major heroic character like this. But it actually makes perfect sense. In my opinion, Sia will be a successor to Liz in this final stretch: a fledgling young agent who is drawn into Red's world thanks to her mother's connection to him. And of course we know that she will be investigating her mother's death. Now the hard truth is that Meera's murder can largely be tied to Red thanks to him walking into Liz's life. So obviously she will have a very tense relationship with Red, and things will likely escalate as she learns more about Red's secrets. And there is a solid chance that Sia goes beyond simply Meera's death. Now the question remains is how Red handles Sia. Will he continue to stonewall and obfuscate, depriving Sia of answers that she has the right to know (after all this is her mother we are talking about)? Or could he find some form of redemption in her, learning from the mistakes he made with Liz and making sure that Sia does not turn out to be another Liz? I think Sia being a foil of sorts to Liz and a true second chance for Red (coz despite what he said in the pilot about Liz being his second chance, things only got worse when she was involved) would be a beautiful way to end the series.
Alright guys, let me know what y'all think. And let's please keep the conversation civil; we all love these characters and it will be sad to see them go!
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2023.02.03 04:01 explosive_potato 2007 Edge problems

I have a 2007 ford edge with a p0016 code and a misfire in cylinder 4. Was driving and could feel the misfire and the engine light started blinking. All gauges on the dash read fine. Anyone know some things I could check before I give up and just send it to a shop?
Edit: Should probably say how the car drives. It will start smooth and after about half a mile you'll start feeling the misfire and the engine will vibrate a lot, enough to feel it throughout the car.
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2023.02.03 04:00 ProfessorSleepsAlot Scheduled call for PTSD?

I’ve been going to the VA psychologist for a few months now, and the whole experience has been an emotional roller coaster. The doctor tried to prescribe me Zoloft for my depression, but since she can’t diagnose me for PTSD, I’m not comfortable taking anything with a diagnosis. She set up a schedule for me to get evaluated for PTSD and someone called me today to schedule a virtual appointment to talk about my PTSD. I’m just confused on what kind of meeting was set up. Is this a screen? A C&P exam? Or just not an important meeting? I just don’t know what this meeting is for, and if anyone has any thoughts I’d be grateful.
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2023.02.03 03:54 Aicranemachine Aicrane 20 Ton Gantry Cranes

Aicrane 20 Ton Gantry Cranes

Purchasing A 20 Ton Gantry Crane From Aicrane - Factors To Consider

There is no denying which a gantry crane is probably the best equipment now available for lifting and hauling materials. It can be very effective, efficient and cheap method of hauling products from a single place to another. However, several manufacturers create a 20 ton gantry crane and that is why, you should do your very own homework and research so as to make a highly-informed decision. Here’s a summary of several of the important parameters that ought to be thought about in order to get the most bang for your buck when choosing a gantry crane 20 ton.

20 Ton Gantry Crane

Quality of the crane

Obviously, excellence of the product you will be buying is an essential thing you have to consider. In the event the crane fails, it can lead to huge losses with regards to property and also lives and that is why, every effort needs to be made so that the quality of the final product. Thankfully, Internet causes it to be a great deal easy.

You ought to begin your homework by checking the reputation of the corporation. Visit the official website of the company and know about its history. Check just how long it really has been active within this business and the kind of products this makes. If possible, you must also visit the manufacturing facility to have a first-hand glance at the quality control processes in position from the manufacturing facility.

The most important ingredient that matters will be the quality control processes the organization has in position at its manufacturing facilities. Should they abide by certain international standards along with their certification is current, it always means they are following globally established norms to ensure the quality in their products.

Company history

Ideally, you should always buy from gantry crane companies who have been active in this particular business for very long. They should have decades of expertise with this industry. Avoid buying from companies that do not have a long history. A primary reason is the fact many companies jump into this business because of the high demand for such equipment but are incapable of hire the best people and get access to the correct materials so that you can deliver finest quality products. Generally, these firms go bust in a few years and you stay by using a costly piece of equipment with nobody to mend and sustain it. This is why, you should always opt for firms that have a long past of making high quality products.

Expense of the device

Prize is vital however it shouldn't be on top of your priority list. Also, besides the expense of the gear, you additionally need to look at the fee for shipment along with the international exchange rate should you be going to buy it from an overseas company. You could possibly find cheaper cranes from various suppliers but there won't be any guarantee with regards to the grade of materials employed for making the equipment. So, don't just concentrate on the price.

How To Construct A 20 Ton Gantry Crane The Right Way

Will you be considering constructing a 20 ton crane for your personal job site? Obviously, it could be easier to simply purchase one. If you have the materials needed, and several degree of expertise and constructing cranes, you might be able to spend less by building your personal. These do require a number of components that you will have to get independently. All this can be obtained for the cheaper. You need to simply know where you can look can find the best bits of what will soon become the perfect 20 ton overhead crane which you can use on your facility.

Elements Of Overhead Cranes

Beginning from the best, you might install exactly what are called runway beams. These can provide the supporting structure, and also the ability to movement, for that crane that you will be building. On top of the runway, beams is going to be single or double girders. These provide you with the support to the loads you are lifting. On those beams, you will get the hoist, trolley, counterweight, and even a pendant track. Below that might be the hook block, wire rope, in addition to a pendant cable. Whenever you can obtain all of these materials, in addition to supporting beams that you may requirement for this crane, you will have everything needed to construct 100 own.

The Best Way To Construct A 20 Ton Gantry Crane

In most cases, these will likely be either a transportable unit a treadmill which will be placed in the facility. If you are going to construct the lesser portable gantry crane, you will start out with the supporting beams. These will probably be coupled to the overhead be that will hold your hoist, trolley, pulley, and also other materials. You will probably must have rollers over a portable crane to help you maneuver it once it is actually fully constructed. Finally, when you are constructing a 20t rubber tyred gantry crane within the facility, you need to ensure the span width of your overhead beams can reach each side. If you will be installing runway beams, ensure that those are connected properly on both sides to back up the extra weight of what you should be lifting. This will probably be welded together, as soon as it is done, you will then connect the electronic component. This will allow you to control the lifting mechanism of your crane on both the overhead crane in the facility for the portable crane that you may be using.

Building a crane might not be the 1st choice for everyone. If you have the capability to do so, this can be accomplished for a small part of the cost. Maybe you have suppliers that may provide you every bit of a crane that might be found it necessary to construct a 20-ton gantry crane. Once in position, it can be used to lift heavy items. Portable units could be create and relocated to locations where they are needed. It could take you a couple of days to finish this project, but once it really is finished, you will have a versatile tool which will help you lift many heavy items.
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2023.02.03 03:53 HemiJay_Toronto Stoeger M3500 first shoot

So finally got my M3500 Turkey to the range to start breaking in the action. Used 3.5” 00 Buck to start. Much to the detriment of my shoulder, it loved the big shells. Used 3” slugs, again, it loved it. Went to 2.75” Magnum 00 Buck, and no issues at all. Tried the 2.75” low recoil slugs, and that was the line. Wouldn’t cycle them properly. Now this has a lot to do with needing to break in the action, so time will tell on these lightweights.
I was using a Beretta Standard choke (cylinder) so wasn’t getting any kind of pattern with the buckshot, this was more to just get shot down the pipe and get it cycling.
The recoil with the 2.75” stuff was much lighter than when I run the same shells through my M1897, but it hit my shoulder like a subway with the big 3.5” stuff. I think I’ll put the recoil reducer weight into the stock, and see if it helps.
The gun handles well. The pistol grip is, by far, the most comfortable I have ever held. Certainly made it easier to aim and hold the aim, as well as control the recoil. All around, just felt good.
Next time out I’ll put the turkey choke back in and pattern it with some heavy 3.5” turkey loads. And I’ll bring an ice pack.
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2023.02.03 03:47 Tinawebmom I feel...... more loved? better? I dunno, something better.

The problem is, fat people are an extremely suboptimal bogeyman, the roots of America's "obesity epidemic" lying largely in systemic poverty and agribusiness, not in those exploited thereby; the problems with America's fucked-up healthcare system stemming entirely from America's preposterous healthcare system, not from the people attempting to survive within it (and use a service they pay tremendous amounts of money for); new research finding that its a sedentary lifestyle, not size, that correlates with increased health risks; and fat people turning out to be people whose lives are impossibly complex snarls of external and internal forces and who do not, in fact, owe you shit. As Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby wrote in their book Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere, health is not a moral imperative. >However, it is easier to mock and deride individual fat people than fix food deserts, school lunches, corn subsidies, inadequate or nonexistent public transportation, unsafe sidewalks and parks, healthcare, mental healthcare, the minimum wage, and your own insecurities.
Quoted from Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman
With all the crap I've gone through in my life. Doctors denying me surgery until I've lost weight. I'm a nurse. I was on my feet all day 16 hours a day (80+ hours a week). I camped, hiked, roller skated, danced, swam et cetera on my days off. What the absolute duck did they think I could do to lose weight?!
Thanks to the "insurance" (it protects only the profits not my health) denying me care in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (I know I begged) and having a joke of insurance from 2013-2017 in now fully sedentary. I've felt my muscles turn to fat. Now I've got to work hard to increase muscles because I'm old enough to be a grandma but young enough to want to still enjoy my fun physical activities.
I hope you all learn to love yourself. Wear half tops. Enjoy life. You are so fabulous when it you don't know or don't agree that you are. I promise.
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2023.02.03 03:39 Last-Economist-4644 Ball park figure: looking to install a run so outdoor hot water cylinder in Dunedin.

Thinking a 180l outdoor cylinder. Will get electrical sorted with a mate. Just need a ball park figure for unit, plumber and any other stuff for budgeting. Any experience, thoughts are appreciated!
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2023.02.03 03:36 cornovohome1 What is a plush bag, how to use and wash it?

Fur has always been a popular material for clothing and other fabric items. Plush is a type of fabric that imitates fur, and is just as soft and pleasant to the touch. Plush fabric is usually made from synthetic materials, but can also be made from natural fibers like cotton.
Usage: Introducing the newest and most stylish way to keep your belongings safe and close by! The Plush Handbag. Made with high-quality plush material, this handbag is soft to the touch and comfortable to carry. Whether you’re hitting the town or just running errands, this bag is perfect for any occasion. It easily fits all your essentials, like your phone, wallet, cosmetics, keys, and sunglasses. So ditch the boring old purse and step up your style game with a Plush Handbag today!
Do you want a high quality, stylish handbag that will make your everyday look even better? You’re in luck, because we have a huge variety of plush handbags in different shapes and colors. They’re perfect for a variety of occasions, such as shopping, travel, beach days, parties, picnics, camping trips, and more. Plus, they make great gifts for your friends and family. We have manufactured our plush handbags in different animal prints like cow, leopard, tiger, zebra, etc., so you can find the perfect one to match your customized outfits.
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