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2023.06.03 22:35 d8sconz The life and times of John Marmon, the Hokianga Pakeha Maori - Chapter 6

Chapter VI
The first land we sighted after leaving Sydney was the Three Kings, New Zealand. We had run before a fair wind up to this time, and had come into what was regarded as a good whaling ground. Now every eye was scanning the horizon, since a bottle of grog was promised to the man who should first sight a whale. I had been on the port watch since I came on board under Mr Hawkins, the chief mate, and one evening, just as our watch below was ending, I went aloft to see the sun set. Against the broad, red horizon I saw some dark objects spouting and tumbling. In an instant I had shouted “Whales ho!” to claim the bottle of grog. “Where away?” was the skipper's question. “On the lee bow, sir.” For an instant he scanned the spot with his glass, an anxious moment for me lest I should have mistaken a shoal of porpoises for a school of whales, and not only lose my prize but expose myself to the ridicule of my fellow sailors. “Right you are, it's whales, sure enough; you have won your grog, lad.”
We had no time to lose; the night would soon be on us, and our chance would be lost. Down went the boat with Ned Farne, our harpooner, in the bows ready to launch his weapons when opportunity offered. On came the school, tumbling and blowing, throwing jets of water ten or fifteen feet into the air, causing a very grand yet terrible scene. At length they got almost within range; the boys were pulling like mad to keep up with the pace the whales were swimming at. We saw Ned rise up in the bows, poise his arm back for an instant, then launch the harpoon straight for the huge back of the fish that was nearest to him. The aim was true, the missile was buried over the barb in the soft blubber beneath the outer skin, and away went the whale dragging the harpoon rope after it so rapidly that they had to pour water upon the side of the boat to prevent it from igniting, through the violent friction. Again the huge creature rose to breathe, and another harpoon was driven into it, causing it once more to rush away through the water at lightning speed. Darkness fell over the scene before they had killed it, and the boat remained by the carcase all night to prevent it sinking. When morning came it was a busy scene on board, preparing to cut it in and try it out. At length the task was completed, and five large sacks of oil were secured; not a large yield certainly, but the foretaste of better things, we hoped. We cruised over the same ground for several days, but saw no more whales, accordingly we stretched across to Curtis' Island, about 500 miles to the north-east, where in about a month we got five or six more, some of them giving very fair yields of oil. After this we ran down upon Norfolk Island, where we fell in with the Mercury, schooner, Captain Barnet, also on a whaling cruise from Tasmania. From her we shipped two additional hands, and then made for Moreton Bay, on the coast of Queensland. Here not a solitary fish was to be seen, therefore we ran back for our old ground off Curtis' Island. Scarcely had we arrived when we fell in with a heavy gale from the north-east, raging for twenty days, in which we had to heave to, not being able to show a rag of sail. On the 21st day, when the wind began to lull, we found ourselves off the Three Kings, a drift of more than 500 miles. We had shipped such heavy seas, and the force of the storm had been so great, that our tryworks had been carried away, and three of our boats stove in. Therefore we bore up for the Bay of Islands, where we arrived on the 10th of April, 1811, anchoring as before off Te Puna. We were the only vessel in the bay at the time, though others entered during our stay.
The same day that we reached our anchorage a chief named Taua Makia came aboard to take care of us and watch over our interests, lest we should be swindled in trade or otherwise maltreated. This considerate proceeding was not disinterested, but the ‘consideration’ expected was not large. The Skipper ordered a boat to go ashore and bring a load of gravel to serve as shot for our guns since this had been omitted in the ship's supplies, and the natives were not to be trusted, even though we had a protector. The news had spread like wild-fire that a ship was at anchor in the bay, and already scores of canoes were being launched to pay a visit to the pakeha, but we loaded our guns, and pointing them astern, ordered all the visitors to keep back, which, after a little demur and grumbling they did. Nevertheless, all throughout our stay, they never desisted in the attempt to get on board, considering it a gross breach of hospitality on our part to deny them the privilege. As our example was imitated by Captain Walker, of the Endeavour brig, that came in a few days after us, having on board two missionaries for Tahiti - Messrs Davidson and Williams - the natives concluded that in us they had got a very bad and uncivil customer to deal with.
Meantime we had commenced work upon the repairs of the vessel. Nearly all our spars had been carried away, together with our jibboom and some of the bulwarks; we had lost every boat but one, and small leaks were demanding attention, We bad two sawyers on board, and as Captain Walker had three whom he lent us for the time, our skipper thought it best to put the ship thoroughly to rights here, in place of putting back to Sydney. Accordingly, the sawyers went ashore, rigged up the pits, and commenced work vigorously. But the Maoris did not exactly see the force of this. They imagined that we were concocting some diabolic scheme of destruction against them in making such extensive preparations, which they considered as in some way identified with our worship. They pulled down the works and threatened to kill the sawyers if they attempted to resume operations. But a volley from the vessels soon scattered them, and a strong guard being picked from the crews of both ships, they were hereafter permitted to labour uninterruptedly. During this time, I had considerable liberty granted to me to go ashore, or to go fishing with Taua Makia. The first time I availed myself of the former privilege, I received as great a scare as ever I had in my life. Three of us had been wandering about in a bit of bush near the Keri-Keri River, trying to find our way back to the saw-pits, when suddenly we issued upon a cleared space, in which were a few houses and patches of cultivation. Before the entrance to one of the whares stood a band of females crowned with chaplets of green leaves, and wringing their hands. One of these, an elderly woman, who seemed to act as chief mourner upon the occasion, and had a chaplet of dog's hair round her temples, different from the others, advanced in front and began to throw her arms about, raising her head and eyes to heaven. Whilst doing this, in a very plaintive quavering tone, she commenced a wailing song, in which she was joined by her companions. I was afterwards initiated into this, and now give a specimen of a funeral lament: -
Taku hei he piripiri (my fragrant bundle the piripiri) Taku hei moki-moki (my fragrant bundle the mokimoki) Taku hei tawiri (my fragrant bundle the tawiri) Taku kati taramea (my sweet juice of the taraniea) Te hei o te pounamu (the companion of the greenstone) I haramai ai - e (is gone - alas, upon) I runga te angai-ia-ana (the angai-e-).
It was the tangi, or wail for the dead. But at this period I knew nothing of Maori customs or ceremonies, and my very hair began to rise with horror as I thought perhaps they might be celebrating some human sacrifices. Our fear kept us quiet. In the thick bush we lay watching the scene, overshadowed by the gloom of a gigantic kauri-tree, and wishing ourselves anywhere but in our present predicament. When the sorrowful song was ended, and the females had entered the whare, we noiselessly strove to retrace our steps, and chance favouring us, we came out a mile or two from where the sawyers were at work. As I afterwards discovered, no duty is so sacred or so obligatory as the interment of the dead, no trouble being considered too great, no expense too excessive, no lamentation too extreme to testify to the respect in which the deceased was held on earth, and to raise him in the estimation of the mysterious spirits to whom he had gone. Taua Makia sometimes went with us fishing to induce the prey to come upon hooks by the constant chanting of Karakias or incantations, supposed to have a very potent influence over the finny tribe. I cannot say we were ever very successful when he was with us, since the noise he made and the fishing gear he would insist upon employing were neither conducive to lure the fish to our bait, nor to hold them when they were hooked. But this, of course, may have been merely an ignorant pakeha's prejudice, since many a lusty kahawai or schnapper, have I caught with a hook made from a dead man's bone. Don't wince, reader; better, is it not, to be put to some use after death, than to feed a legion of hungry worms.
We began to mix a little with the natives when ashore, and I grew more familiarised with their ways. We attended their baptisms, He Tohi, and gave presents to the infant, that it never enjoyed; we consulted the Niu, or divining sticks, whether we should reach home in safety; we were present at their marriage tauas, when the bride was carried off by main force sometimes minus her clothing, finally we were guests at their hakaris, or feasts, and could vouch for the excellence of Maori culinary skill. But we shall have enough of these in the course of the narrative, the reader shall eat and drink to his heart's content but at present we must keep to the thread of our story.
In a fortnight the sawyers had finished their work ashore, a week more completed the repairs aboard, and whatever little trade we had carried on completed, the skipper thought of standing out to sea again. In some mysterious way or other, I had offended the old bosun of our ship, and he had persecuted me with most relentless malice. Nothing I could do was right, the rope's end was my daily sauce, and complaints about my laziness were continually being carried to the captain. At length one day, irritated by their constant occurrence, he said when another of my misdeeds was laid before him, “String him up then, and give him a dozen.” This was just what the bosun wanted; and in a trice he strung me up to the mast, and a good round dozen I received, being only released when nearly fainting with pain and shame. He had got the best of it just now; my day of retribution came again. Now, this method of instructing me in navigation was by no means to my taste, and as two of our men had absconded the day previous, concealed, as was thought, in the bush, I imagined I could emulate their example, perhaps, to join them. At least, I should first go to the Endeavour, as she lay nearer the shore, if not, the bush it must be. Therefore, waiting my opportunity, about 3 o'clock one morning I slipped overboard and swam noiselessly to the companion ship. As I came alongside puffing and blowing, thoroughly exhausted with the long swim, and almost inclined to give up the business, the carpenter, who was acting as bosuns mate in the Endeavour for the time, saw me, and flung me a rope, by which I climbed on deck. I told him my story, and as he was a decent sort of a fellow, he was slipping me quietly along the deck to the foc'sle, when the second mate saw us and demanded to know what I wanted there. With my usual readiness, I invented a tale of a morning swim and exhaustion, but the story would not hold water, and the captain was informed of my arrival. As soon as morning broke he sent over to the Harwich, telling Captain Simmons that I was on board his vessel, and about nine our skipper came over with two men to take me back. Reluctantly enough I went, as I knew a flogging was in store for me, but to my surprise the captain only took me into his cabin and rated me soundly for my foolhardiness in risking my life thus, telling me I escaped a flogging by his having discovered many of the bosuns stories to be untrue. My condition was now better on board, as I was taken aft, and kept under the captain's own eye. My enemy, the bosun, was speechless with rage, yet he was powerless now to do me harm.
About a week after this the Endeavour sailed, Captain Walker having come on board the Harwich and taken a very friendly farewell of our skipper, and a fortnight afterwards we followed suit, going back to our old cruising ground at the Three Kings. The weather was very uncertain and squally, so that we did not see any whales; therefore we stretched over to Norfolk Island, and speedily were busy at work.
The first day we arrived we secured three whales, which we cut in and tried out, the third day two more, and the fifth day another. Then our luck seemed to change, and not a solitary fish could we see for an entire month. We tried all our former grounds, Curtis' Island, Moreton Bay, Three Kings, to no purpose, only when off the East Cape did we catch sight of a small whale, which we secured but only got one barrel of oil from it. The weather now began to be very stormy; winter was at its depth, and the air was piercingly cold. Therefore Captain Simmons concluded to break the cruise, to run for Sydney, discharge his cargo of oil, and commence anew. Another consideration, also, was that several of the men were very ill with scurvy and dysentry - in fact, the crew was only at half at its usual complement, therefore the cry was “about ship,” and “Sydney ho!”
It was whilst running home before a fine fresh breeze, that one night we were knocked up by Mr Hawkins singing out, “Ship on fire on the weather bow.” The shock was electrical. Everyone bundled out of their hammocks and rushed on deck. There on the horizon was a grand and terrible spectacle. A large ship was burning from stem to stern, lighting up the gloom of the winter's night for miles around, throwing a deep lucid glare over the inky ocean. The flames were bursting up the hatches, were licking the masts and spars, were peeping out in little forked tongues through the portholes. The captain ordered lights to be burned at the masthead, blank charges to be fired from the guns every minute, and the jolly-boat to be manned and to go in search of survivors. In an hour our efforts were rewarded by three boat-loads of fear-stricken men boarding us and asking reception. They informed us that the burning ship was the “Lady Lucy” from Sydney to London, that she had caught fire when a week out, from a burning candle falling into an oil cask, and that over 50 lives had already been lost through the capsizing of two of their boats. Captain Simmons made them welcome, and a few days after we reached Sydney, where they were taken in hand by the Government and forwarded home by the next vessel. Thus ended my voyage in the Harwich, perhaps the most pleasant of all my trips.
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2023.06.03 22:33 No_Coach8840 My family is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with the Boomer generation in India.

Born in the 50s to a government school teacher. Had 6 siblings which is very typical of his generation. Manages to get a B.Tech Chemical Engineering seat in Andhra University with full scholarship. Their family was so poor, they couldn't even buy him shoes to send him off to college. Gets into college. Gets bullied for being poor. Some rich kids fuck up his titration in a lab and nearly get him failed which would have costed him his scholarship.
Dates someone during his M.Tech in AU. Gets married. Drops out of M.Tech. Has an ugly fight with his wife. He beats her. She divorces him and reports him to the police. My dad at that time had a job offer in the gulf in one of those petrol refining plants. Because of his police case his Visa or Passport is cancelled. He loses custody of his child.
Born to a CA. Surprisingly had just 1 sister. His dad was dirt poor initially. He starts helping some of the most prominent builders get away without paying taxes. He would literally hold their money in his house when they were about to get audited. If you don't know, being a CA in the 50s or 60s in India is essentially like being a Machine learning scientist with a Ph.D. in 2023. Leaves his kids property worth 15 crores. My mom gets a B.Com from Reddy college in Narayanaguda. Gets married off to an asshole. He beats her a lot. Abuses her. She divorces him. The society back then was ridiculously conservative. She gets bullied a fuck of a lot because of her divorce.
She still finds the courage to go to Maharashtra to do a LL.B. Drops off in the second year and marries my dad because her father is very sick.
The quintessential 90s marriage:
My dad has a lot of unresolved emotional issues. He brought his mom to live with them. He accuses my mom of not taking good care of her. They fight a lot. I was born. My dad loses job several times. My mom sells her jewellery to finance my schooling. In my 10th, her sister passes away. She sells of a land that her dad left her. Takes me to Hyderabad to get me IIT coaching. I experience freedom for the first time in my life. My dad is no longer there to control me. I buy expensive computer parts and phones. I stopped attending school. Somehow managed to get my 10th and 12th diplomas anyways. Get into a shitty college in Vizag for B.Tech. Labor through it. Get a Masters from a prominent college in America. Get some really nice paying jobs.
Now my mom is still living with my dad. I caught him hitting my mom last year when I was in India. I gave him two slaps and pinned him to the ground. Threaten to call the police on him. He starts crying and shit. In the past he forced my mom to give one of the houses my grand father left her for rent. The tenant is refusing to vacate. We have essentially lost that property. My asshole father refuses to help with that situation in any way. He straight up went to the tenant and asked him to buy the house. He is using that as a leverage to fight with us every time we ask him to vacate the house.
My mom gives another land she owns to development. That builder is trying to get her to sell all her shares of apartments for a lot of Black money. I am fighting with her like crazy. She is like my father is a CA I know how to adjust black money :
I am fed up of my life. Fed up of this shitty family politics.
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2023.06.03 22:24 SwissCheese4Collagen The Nostrils McBeardsley Power Hour: Guess What We Named Actually Gunner? Our new baby's name is...

The Nostrils McBeardsley Power Hour: Guess What We Named Actually Gunner? Our new baby's name is...
***Second attempt, technical difficulties, thanks for your patience***
Happy Fri-Yay, Snarkers, not to be a outdone with Ra!s arrival video earlier today here comes OfNostrils, who has decided to help out in Operation Look At Our Crotch Fruit Instead of The DoCuMeNtaRy. It seems she only misses a Friday when I give her a heads up, I’m just kidding folks. Anyhow, she decided to make Actually Gunner’s arrival vlog stretch into three parts. She still hasn’t updated the intro Actually Gunner Still James to be added, but she has annoyingly, left the birth audio trailing over the intro music theme. It looks like JimBlessa’s template of 4 vlogisodes with Plant 2 but the actual birth week vlog with the recycled footage didn’t do what she thought it would.
Which part is she worried about? Space? Money? Time?
Maybe we should call them Oblivious and OfOblivious
OfNostrils climbs into the passenger seat of the car and does not put on a seatbelt. OfNostrils does have a seatbelt on but he looks over with his serial killer grinch grin as they drive past the hospital entrance. OfNostrils says that she is excited for freedom but exhausted. I feel like I’m just tired of her stating the obvious every 35 seconds at this point. She’s back to stating that so surreal and she can’t believe that they have a little baby in the back of the car. Nostrils says that it didn’t seem like she was pregnant until a week ago because checks notes they did regular stuff up until she had the baby. So were the 5 to 7 vlogisodes where Nostrils had to give her stomach shots just a fever dream, a mass hallucination or what? Is it normal for them high risk baby doctor appointments? Is it normal for her to go to the obstetrician multiple times a year? If these are there “normal winter activities” I have questions. I mean yes besides the fact that they were giving her shots in her stomach and are going to a doctor and to a specialist, they basically ignored the fact that she was pregnant for 8 ½ months like she was 17 and her high school sweetheart knocked her up. But even the depths of their delusion aren’t enough to keep a newborn from actually appearing in the car seat behind you. OfNostrils states that it is so weird they have three kids now, “what are we doing, we’ve got 3 kids”. Just wait a year and ask Kath! what to do. She’ll know.
....that's not how any of this works.
Anyways, OfNostrils has to call to let J16 know they’re on the way back to take control of her temporary buddy team. Before they do that though OfNostrils proves she has zero idea how any of this works she asks Nostrils if they should tell them now meaning us, the viewers. This was filmed on the way home from the hospital with Actually Gunner, which means this footage is from roughly 2 weeks ago. I think she thinks it’s Facebook live. I should stop joking about things like wanting to see what names Actually Gunner beat, because I snark and OfNostrils posts. I kid, I kid. OfNostrils screws her face up to tell us the name, and then doesn’t. I mean we already know that it’s Actually Gunner Still James because she said so on Instagram like literally 2 weeks ago. I guess this tells us how badly TLC messed with the timelines back when she was a kid.
I should stop joking about things like wanting to see what names Actually Gunner beat, because I snark and OfNostrils posts and now we get a little explanation into the name. Apparently, it wasn’t on their list at all so I guess just fuck any of us who may have had a line on this one of the sports apps. I’m kidding, I’m just tired of seeing the betting app commercials. It looks like Nostrils needs to give his wife a refresher on the difference between Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and cable TV, because she wants us to “put our guesses in”. What do I win if I guess right? Thank God I’m not Rumple-fucking-stiltskin otherwise she would owe me Giddy-Up unless Austina volunteered as tribute. But anyways, they looked up a name online, which I’m betting was Gunner and picked it because none of the rest of them fit whenever they were laying on the bed and holding him. Nostrils added that part as they turned onto another road, put at least he was checking on-coming traffic. OfNostrils takes back the fact that she said she would tell YouTube viewers first and says instead that when they tell Nostrils: The Next Generation a.k.a. J16s practice buddy group, though tell everybody. Except, she told everybody on Instagram like that day? I don’t think she knows what she’s doing at this point.
That beard ages the hell out of Nostrils

Nostrils: The Next Generation swarm out to meet their new member, meaning the footage of them sitting then running to the door was edited or staged.
As they drive up the driveway, Nostrils begins singing “taken the little man home”, but the captions have it as “old man home”. He also says “welcome home baby brother”, as OfNostrils wonders how Giddy-Up and Austina will react. Well I mean did you guys tell them Actually Gunner will be coming home from the hospital? I don’t think don’t have a problem with it, they're probably more prepared than you two are. I'd bet Austina would have had the bag packed if it had come down to it. IIRC, Austina practically ripped Actually Gunner out of Nostrils’ arms the second her butt hit the hospital bed, and Giddy-Up seemed pleased. “Aunt Johanna” is going to come out and take the camera from OfNostrils. Austina and Giddy-Up come out to the car and promptly lose their shit that Actually Gunner is home. Perm ends up gathering everybody back inside so J16 can shoot the footage we saw last week of Austina pushing the Doona into the house. They get Austina set up in the chair, use a pillow to prop up Actually Gunner and get to filming the name reveal. Giddy-Up asks why his eyes are closed, OfNostrils says it’s because the baby is sleepy. As OfNostrils tells her daughter that the newborn "wanted to" sit on Austina's lap and also that her new toys were from the newborn, Actually Gunner proves he has impeccable timing and farts on Austina’s lap, showing how much of that he believes. Austina kisses her newly established buddy team member on the forehead and waits to hear what his name is. Giddy-Up is with us and thinks it’s a horrible name, rage quits to his room and is brought back out to the living room by his mother. Of nostrils was laughing about the fact that Giddy-Up was mad that they did this to his little brother. I mean Gunner James doesn’t even make cool nickname letters like GJ is...eeww. At least Edwin would’ve been EJ.
Actually Gunnar gets comfy and lets it all out once he's home.
Giddy-Up was still holding out for Mr. Joel.
What did they expect? They kept asking Giddy-Up what he wanted to name the baby, then ignored it. Of course he's a little salty.
20 bucks says Giddy-Up ends up calling Actually Gunner \"Buddy\" or \"Bubby/Bubba\".
After Giddy-Up gets hauled back out to the living room, like SiAhh when they announced Perm was pregnant with Josie or Jubilee, OfNostrils sits him down and explains that he can call the baby a different nickname if he wants. In swoops Nostrils with Actually Gunner, to say that it if people said Gideon was a bad name then Giddy-Up wouldn’t like it so he should be more kind. OfNostrils, to her credit, soothes her son and asked him about his new sandals. Giddy-Up cheers up, but Nostrils isn’t done with him yet. Nostrils makes it a point to say that Actually Gunner is Giddy-Up’s brother, like Austina is his sister and that Giddy-Up needs say “I love you baby brother”. What kind of new age bullshit is this? Giddy-Up has no problem with his brother, he just doesn’t like the backwater redneck name you picked out for him. Hell, I might even go so far as to say that Giddy-Up and Austina love that kid more than their parents do. Austina doesn’t seem to trust them with him, and Giddy-Up is actually worried about this kid down the road.
Nostrils proves he was the one who was upset Giddy-Up doesn't like the name Gunner. Actually Gunner could care less.
Pushes son to not be girly, wonders why he won't pick up a baby like the daughter who was given a baby doll at birth to carry around. Goes overboard force-coaching his son to connect to a baby that has been asleep the entire day. Fundies, amiright?
Giddy-Up gets a hug from OfNostrils, not-tent. Austina says the baby is “small cute”, more non-tent. OfNostrils asks if the baby is taking a “Paci”, the non-tent continues. Austina pops in to remind us that it was her paci at one point but she’s a big girl now was going to start potty training. She seems super excited about it which is good because usually having a new baby in the house can cause regressions, but Austina's excitement might counteract that pretty well. OfNostrils goes to take her shower and we should finally have new footage from this point on the first half has been a mix of behind-the-scenes of previous footage and just filling in the blanks.
They will send them home and update the labs later, they hope.
No sooner does OfNostrils get settled in for her shower, the screen says “later” and they’re back at the hospital. Actually Gunner has some jaundice and needs to get labs done. They say he will be okay and we end up back at the McBeardsley cabin. The first thing is Nostrils has Giddy-Up in a swaddle that both he and Austina when they were little. Giddy-Up is done playing and is admonished by his mother to use his words. He says “please don’t”,as Austina jumps in. There is a lot of laughing and giggling as Actually Gunner sleeps away in J18’s arms on the other side of the living room. I is Austina’s turn to pretend to be a baby but not before Nostrils proclaims that the wrap stinks. OfNostrils explains that this is because it was in the storage box. I would hope that they're running it through the wash before they start using it for Actually Gunner. OfNostrils heads down the hallway towards where the children are making plenty of noise and smiles as she says it has rained all day and so the kids have been cooped up all day. Both kids are appropriately clothed covered up in beige sweatsuits, I blame Aunt J18. Perm is also there to help with the new baby, no wonder she got to Ra!s birth so late… Anyways, but OfNostrils feels great postpartum and has to keep reminding herself to sit down. But Perm and the J’Buddy Team goes home tomorrow and it will be their first full day with no help. They're having family come over and the weather is nice so it should be good. Whatever floats their boat. Gotta let Actually Gunner soak up his one week is the newest grand baby I guess. She stops to show us her “messy room”, but really the bed isn’t made and there’s a bassinet right next to it. Here we go with the “unreasonable expectations” and fake relatability shtick. “Life with baby” is chirped right on cue. She shows off her lack of bump, then says postpartum three times while looking in the full-length mirror. Did someone tell her that saying that would melt off the baby weight like a magic mirror, or is it just her new favorite word?
She almost called him \"Gun-Gun\", I swear.
Actually Gunner got clued in by Austina about the camera and stays asleep, while Giddy-Up traps Nostrils in his La-Z-Boy.
LiFe WiTh BaBy...tee hee hee
Guest Room is Fundie Speak for TV Room.
Anyways as she leaves her room, the TV room has Perm or Nostrils’ hunting show on, but Nostrils is putting the kids to bed. OfNostrils walks past Austina being swaddled while laughing, to where Giddy-Up is in his bed with his thumb in his mouth. OfNostrils scolds him, tells him his brother needs him to be a good example for him. Giddy-Up is probably thinking his baby brother sleeps too much to be able to pay attention. OfNostrils turns around to see Nostrils has successfully swaddled Austina and tells her she looks like “Baby Gunner”. This reminds OfNostrils that she has more non-tent to get. She suddenly remembers to ask if Giddy-Up said good night to his new baby brother. Giddy-Up jumps up, because No, they didn't as Nostrils lets Austina out of her swaddle and they run in to kiss the sleeping baby in their 14-year-old aunt’s arms. The captions do Actually Gunner when they change his name to “Connor”. Austina scampers off back to the bedroom, but Giddy-Up has to tell the Internet that he does in fact love his newborn baby brother who he has known for roughly a day. Giddy-Up seems tired, like he wants to go to bed. But wait, there’s more. Nostrils has come out to tell Giddy-Up that when Actually Gunner gets bigger, they will share a room. Giddy-Up seems okay with this news, until he learns that Austina will get her own room, to which he replies “and me too”. Maybe he is starting to wish he had another little sister so he could have his own room. Nostrils tells him to take a sip of water as OfNostrils tells him to go get in bed. Giddy-Up gives Nostrils a smack on the hind end as they walk down the hallway, and then Giddy-Up tells his dad they can play Superman. Nostrils says “what!?”, and now I wish I was back on the playground 30 years ago because I could have used that. The word Nostrils as a name goes really well in the “____-says-what” trick. The 90s were simpler time. Anyhoo, Austina is jumping on Giddy-Up’s bed, but Nostrils brings in the water bottle and does the toddler version of last call. Austina is ordered to her own bed where she asks to be wrapped up like a taco, but on the ground. Her negotiation is denied and she must stay in bed. OfNostrils comes over with the camera to tell Austina good night. Austina sees the camera and proceeds to crawl under her pillow. OfNostrils says “I love you. I will see you in the morning. Are you hiding?” Yeah, yeah she’s hiding. She didn’t have the camera in her face when you were at the hospital. Nostrils:The Next Generation, and Tru! learned something while their mothers were in labor and that was, except for an occasional FaceTime, their grandparents/aunts/whoever interacted with them in person didn’t constantly film them for content. To further prove my point, OfNostrils sticks the camera right up in on Nostrils hugging Giddy-Up. For someone so religious absolutely nothing is sacred to her is it?
Everyone wants to play being a baby, but only Giddy-Up gets scolded for his usual soothing method of sucking his thumb. Both McBeardsleys are leaning heavily on Actually Gunner to influence their kids' behavior
Anything would have been better than Gunner and the captions know it too.
Giddy-Up seems to have a very teammate relationship with Nostrils. Austina does Last Call
\"Mom, did Lolly every teach you the word \"P-R-I-V-A-C-Y\"? No? Greaaaat\"
The McBeardsley’s turn off the light and leave the kids bedroom, patting themselves on the back that their children love their new and how well they reacted to him. Well yeah everybody also took care of the baby so the McBeardsleys didn’t have any real change to their schedule, except company. Give it two weeks, when Actually Gunner needs fed and Giddy-Up throws a tantrum because Austina wants to read the book he has. They’re patting themselves on the back after successful 36 hours with two-three additional adult helpers. J18 counts as an adult here even though she just sat and held Actually Gunner like a sentient rocking chair. Nostrils does give her a shout out for helping, as OfNostrils closes window blinds and says they’re getting ready for bed. They say they love being a family of five, but we all know that will only last until the Lord tells them they will love being a family of six better. Perm fell for that one, I wonder how many of her children will.
Alright folks there we have it, Rimmy J's PR blitz It is through its first day, I wonder if J'Obnoxious James will have more of his European stuff to post, you know pay a skosh of rent on the Tontitown TreeHouse for the quarter. I suppose next week's non-tent from the Nostrils McBeardsleys will be when everybody came over to meet Actually Gunner Still James. As always, have a good day and a better tomorrow!
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2023.06.03 22:10 delta5 $2,395 - For Rent by Owner - 2 Bed/2 Bath pet friendly condo in Ashburn w/ great amenities

Modern 2019 built single level, dual master bedroom condo for rent by owner in Ashburn. 1,004sqft living space with a cozy floorplan and granite, tile, and hardwood features, plus newly updated GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Kitchen includes large center island, generous cabinet space, and gas stove with griddle. First master bedroom has ample closet space and well-appointed master bathroom featuring a large vanity. Second master bedroom offers a spacious closet and full bath. Additional highlights include a centrally located washedryer and desirable covered patio.
Quiet neighborhood with walking access to Clubhouse w/ Fitness Center, 3 Community Pools, trails, parks & playground. Unit has an assigned parking space and plentiful guest parking. Non-smoking. $2395/month + 1 month security deposit; pets welcome with refundable pet deposit + pet rent (restrictions may apply). $55 application fee for screening (credit & background check), utilities not included; online rent pay available. Conveniently located off Loudoun County Parkway, near Rt. 50, Dulles Greenway and Silver Line Metro. Wheelchair accessible. Move-in ready, available now.
Inquire here or check Zillow listing
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2023.06.03 22:02 Few-Yak-7083 Me [30M] and girlfriend [27F] broke up after strain from grief and her dad's dementia.

Hi All,
I could really use some advice on my relationship right now.
Me [30M] and S [27F] were together for nearly 5 years. She broke up with me a week ago.
We hit it off right away and I have never felt so compatible with someone. It was like a perfect ‘click’. It seemed that our lifestyles blended perfectly and our qualities complemented each other very well. We were crazy about each other and fell in love very fast. Of course, there were some conflicts initially. She liked constant text messaging, and I liked to have some space occasionally. She wanted verbal expressions of love more regularly, and I struggled to use my words. I was better with physical affection and acts of service, so that is what I often gave her.
She communicated these concerns to me and I began to work on them. Overall, I believe I have made massive improvements here, with only a few lapses over the years. She had acknowledged this and they have mostly not come up again.
She moved in with me after 2 years, into a house I was renting where we stayed for a little over a year. The pandemic forced us to move, and we ended up moving into my parents’ house. This has been a massive challenge for our mental health the past 1.5 years or so. We are both wanting to go to grad school and have been feeling stuck/frustrated with our living situation, looking to move out but waiting to see where our opportunities will take us.
I believe this time has brought us closer, overall. Just six months ago, we were talking about marriage and had a lovely future planned, which we both seemed committed to and excited for. We were each other’s support through all the bad days, and our love had never been stronger.
About 7 months ago, her dad (to whom she is very close) began having mental health issues. He was acting paranoid, angry, impulsive, and confused regularly. He’d get into trouble for stuff like harassing the mailman, or his apartment neighbors because he thought they were stealing from him. He’d make a scene and end up in trouble with the law or in the hospital for evaluation, which was never able to find anything wrong. This repeated about many times over the course of a couple months. Since S was so close with him, she handled the burden of all of this, despite having 2 other sisters that were also capable. She navigated moving him to multiple apartments, finding work, and eventually getting him government benefits when it was clear that his mental health would prevent him from working anymore.
Obviously, I tried to be as supportive as possible, letting her vent to me and offering help wherever I could. She was stressed and burnt out, so I expressed that she needs to take care of herself too and ask her sisters to step up, which she did. I expressed the toll it had taken on our relationship, and she acknowledged and said she would try to adjust.
I admit I could have handled some of these situations more compassionately. Her dad has a long history of being stubborn and having a temper, so sometimes it seemed that he was just lacking self control. I felt that S was stretching her self too thin at times, and expressed frustration with the emotional toll it was taking on her. I have since apologized for this and really deeply regret it.
About 4 months ago, in February, her dad’s mental health issues progressed rapidly. He started to get dissociative and dangerous sometimes, and could no longer live alone. For a few weeks, S and her sisters would rotate staying with him. He’d often refuse to take his meds and was very difficult overall. Again, I expressed that she was stretching herself too thin and that they were taking on more than they could handle. But, they were staunchly opposed to putting him in a home .
In March, there was another episode of confusion one night that pushed them to reconsider professional help. S’s dad was taken to the hospital again for trying to run away. This was the night I let her down worse than ever – she was a few hours away and texted me late at night to ask if I could come to the hospital to be with her. I said no because it was already so late and I was in bed… thinking this time was another repeat of the other uneventful hospital visits, and figuring her sister was already there for support. This was extremely selfish, and I regret it more than anything I’ve ever done in my life. I feel horrible about this still. I have no experience with situations like this and I made an awful mistake out of frustration with how many times this scenario had been repeated. But this time was not a repeat. It turns out that her dad got violent with her this night, and she didn’t tell me until the next day and I didn’t ever consider it. Obviously, I apologized profusely for letting her down, offered all of my support immediately, and, from this point, started putting all of my effort into being fully present and helping her with this situation. She seemed forgiving and I vowed to do better from that point forward.
About a week later, he was officially diagnosed with dementia. Looking back, the signs were all there. The guilt that me and S felt for not recognizing it sooner is unbelievable.
For the next month while she worked out placement in a nursing home, S and her sisters continued to try to care for him at his home. The stress and grief was unreal, and I had never seen S so distraught. I tried to help every way I could – emotional support, problem solving, picking up extra tasks at home, etc. – but she pushed me away, saying she didn’t want to burden me with it. I tried to stay persistent without pushing too much, and on the really emotional days she’d come to me for comfort.
This time also brought out a lot of other emotions in S – feelings of inadequacy, deep depression, and pushing away all of her close relationships, to name a few. Our relationship was strained badly at this point, and it was impossible to discuss it without her grief and other stresses weighing on it. She expressed deep disappointment with how I wasn’t there when she needed me and how she felt like I didn’t care about her enough, all tangled up with her family stresses and grief for her dad. I was as apologetic as possible and expressed commitment to making it right, and as much reassurance and support as possible. She seemed to accept it and we felt much better afterward. I figured that we would have an opportunity to mend our relationship further once her dad was in a memory care home and her stress was reduced.
At the end of April, her dad was finally moved into a memory care home. She was an emotional wreck that night, saying she’s a horrible daughter and girlfriend, and just crushed by the grief. She told me she needed me and I held her and offered as much support as I could.
Afterward, things seemed to be getting better. In the first week of May, we had a very long conversation about our relationship. We laid out all of our concerns and grievances, understood each other, apologized, discussed improvements, and expressed commitment to being together. She committed to starting therapy and it seemed very hopeful at this point that we would be OK.
Throughout May, she seemed happy but got gradually distant. We went on plenty of dates, got back into our routine, and seemed to be really loving and enjoying each other’s company. We were planning lots of activities together and it felt great to be getting back to normal. Slowly, I noticed she started to shy away from discussing our future together, saying she wasn’t ready to make any major decisions about anything. I tried not to push, but reminded her that our long-term plans were important to me and I’d like to talk about them whenever she’s ready.
Finally, Memorial Day weekend, she left me somewhat abruptly. We had gone out for a drink and gotten an appetizer. After ordering, I expressed that maybe a different appetizer would be a better choice. She said she was OK with that and that I could ask to change it, but she was not OK with it. She said was frustrated about how she always puts my wants/needs before her own, and I should have known which appetizer she wanted. I tried to discuss it further at home, and she blew up on me – every grievance she’d ever had, how she felt like I never put in enough effort, and how she’s felt like this for too long, all mixed in with grief for her dad and frustration about our living situation. I apologized for everything, pointed out how responsive I’d always been to the issues she brings up, and what I was doing to further improve. I asked if there was any other way I could make it right to her. She said ‘no’ and it was very tense. I asked if she was going to leave me and she just nodded and started packing a bag. Before she drove off, I asked if we were still together and she said no.
She is staying with her sister and most of her stuff is still at my house. She does not want to see me or talk on the phone, but is open to texting and letters.
I have been trying to keep communicating with her, acknowledging her feelings, expressing how committed I am to working through everything, and letting her know I just want the best for her and I will support her no matter what. I am not blowing up her phone or putting pressure on her, just sending a text daily to express some of my thoughts and let her know I hope she is doing OK.
She replies to some of the messages, but has been generally pretty cold and brief. In a few messages, she has expressed her feelings a little bit more – saying that she always gave up what she wants/needs and she lost herself, she does not think we are emotionally compatible, and she is frustrated because we’ve had 5 years to fix all these perceived issues. She says its too late for her and she is not ready to talk about it further yet.
I am crushed and somewhat blindsided. Just one day prior to the breakup, we told each other how in love we were and how we’d always make it work.
I am hurt that she bottled up so many negative feelings about me. She is a bit conflict-avoidant and a people-pleaser, so I guess it makes sense. It just sucks that she didn’t communicate this stuff to me when she felt it so I could have a chance to address it. Just 6 months ago, we were doing great – it seemed that she was very satisfied with our relationship and that we had no long-term issues. We were full-speed-ahead to a future we were both excited for.
I feel like the events this year have damaged all of her relationships with me, her sisters, and her close friends. There is so much resentment now for everyone she was close with. She gave her all to helping her dad and nobody could live up to her expectations or ease the hurt. Looking back, I made a lot of ignorant mistakes and it is easy to see how I could have done better. I have committed to learning from it and doing better in the future. I know she is hurting and I hate to see her push everyone that cares about her away. I love her very much and I just want to help.
We had a strong and compatible relationship for 4 years. We were very good at keeping each other happy and addressing every issue that came up. Broke up just before 5 years.
S's father's progressing dementia and the events that followed put a huge strain on our relationship. Despite efforts to support S, there were instances where my actions fell short, causing resentment. After S's father was placed in a memory care home, our relationship seemed to be improving, but S abruptly ended it, expressing long-term frustration and a lack of emotional compatibility. I am devastated, trying to maintain communication, and expressing commitment to working through our issues as I always have, but S remains distant. I am regretful and believe that better communication earlier could have made a difference. I do not believe that we are incompatible as we have always been able to work through things easily. The events of the past year have strained all of S's relationships, and she is pushing away everyone who cares about her.
What does everyone think? I know our relationship will never be the same, but do we have any chance of working through this?
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2023.06.03 21:32 Nice-Aide3825 Good for renting- 2200 Lake Shore Blvd condos?

Help me out here with ur experiences about the place
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2023.06.03 20:09 KindaNeutral A Guide on Running Oobabooga With - A RunPod Alternative

A Guide on Running Oobabooga With - A RunPod Alternative
Hey everyone. Since I can't run any of the larger models locally, I've been renting hardware. Here's how I do it.
I've been using for a while now for Stable Diffusion. I love how they do things, and I think they are cheaper than Runpod. Since I haven't been able to find any working guides on getting Oobabooga running on Vast, I figured I'd make one myself, since the process is a bit different from doing it locally, and more complicated than Runpod. is very similar to Runpod; you can rent remote computers from them and pay by usage. They have transparent and separate pricing for uploading, downloading, running the machine, and passively storing data. After getting everything set up, it should cost about $0.3-0.5/hr to run the machine, and about $9/month to leave the machine inactive. You can look more closely at the pricing of each machine before investing anything. The smallest amount of credit you can purchase is $5.
I expect that this guide will be outdated pretty quickly, given how rapidly things are changing in this scene, hopefully we can get some value out of it in the meantime. It's already had to be updated twice while writing. This is my first time posting something like this to Reddit, pardon the formatting.
For this, you will only need a credit card (or crypto) and a computer. Let's begin:

Make an account. I'll leave this one to you. Here is a I really wish I was allowed to use my affiliate link link.
Create an image. Now we need to set up the image. This will determine the pre-installed software on the machine, and we need python stuff. We only need to do this once.
  1. In the 'Create' tab in Vast's console, to the left of the available machines, we see "EDIT IMAGE & CONFIG...", click it.
  1. Click "Recommended" on the top, it's next to "Recent".
  1. Click the "pytorch:latest" banner in the centre. This should open a section below the banner where we can change details.
  1. Paste the bash in the code block below under 'On-start script', replacing anything that was in there:
if [ ! -d oobabooga_linux ]; then apt install build-essential unzip -y wget unzip rm cd oobabooga_linux sed -i '14s/--chat/--chat --share/' chmod +x else cd oobabooga_linux fi 
  1. Click the blue "SELECT & SAVE" button.
Select a machine. Now we will configure the other options we saw below the big blue "EDIT IMAGE & CONFIG..." button, on the left of the screen. This will depend on the model(s) you're planning on running. Just like the image, these settings stay, so you only have to do it once. Here are the options I change:
  1. For disk space, I usually use ( + 18GB).
  2. 'GPU RAM' depends on the model you want to use. 24GB vRAM seems to be a safe bet for quantized 16B models with no pre-layering. For TheBloke's Guanaco-33B-GPTQ, I will give myself about 45GB.
  3. 'Cpu RAM', I will leave around 20GB. I haven't seen it going above 6GB usage, presumably because I've only used GPTQ and no pre-layering.
  4. At the top of the page:
    1. Use "On-Demand" if you don't want to be interrupted by someone out-betting you.
    2. For '#GPUs', I stick to using 1X because I've had issues using multiple GPUs with Stable Diffusion, I'm not sure if this is necessary for Ooba.
    3. In the top right, I've found that DLPerf/$/Hr is a good metric for sorting by value.
  5. Click the blue "RENT" button on the machine of your choice. You can hover over it to see more pricing details.
  6. REMEMBER TO STOP AND TERMINATE YOUR MACHINES WHEN YOU'RE DONE. Really can't stress that enough... Even stopped machines accrue storage charges...
Booting Oobabooga. After renting the machine, a popup will direct you to 'Instances', where you will see your instance booting up. You can also use the tab on the left of the page. Because we used a recommended image, it should boot from cache quickly. This, and the previous 'RENT' button, are the only steps you have to do each boot.
  1. When the blue button on the right of the instance changes to "OPEN", click it to go to Jupyter.
  1. Open a new terminal.
  1. Enter "cd workspace/oobabooga_linux/ ; echo "a" ./" to set up Ooba. '' is used for both the initial installation of Ooba and regular booting. The first time you run this should take about 10 minutes of setup, regular booting after setup takes about 15 seconds. There may be a point during the setup where you've got a wall of loading bars which are full and nothing is happening, it's not frozen, give it the full 10 minutes.
If something goes wrong here, and you're seeing errors, no activity, and no CPU usage, just pick another machine and try again, and remember to terminate the old one. This has only ever happened to me with a few <24GB vRAM machines. When it's done, Gradio will provide a public URL for your Ooba instance.
Open the link, and you've got an Ooba instance.
This isn't an Ooba guide, so I'll leave it here. Good luck!
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2023.06.03 20:07 heynebulon Renting a paid off condo

Hey guys, so I can across some money a while back and bought myself a nice condo in Edmonton. Paid it all. I am currently living with family for personal reasons, so I won’t be utilizing the unit. Would it be worthwhile to rent it out to someone else or just selling it off cause I might not even use it.
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2023.06.03 19:57 sj0905 [USA-NJ-Jersey City] Lease Renewal rent increase proposed at 20% plus

Hello All,
We live in Jersey City, NJ. Our current two year lease expires at the end of July, and the landlords have proposed a rent increase of 24%. The unit is in a condo building, so we were shocked to see that rent increase. I thought individuals would be better than corporations ..
But we negotiated it down to 15%, which is still quite high. I recently read online that in Jersey City, NJ, the max that a rent can be increased is 4% (in accordance with the CPI) - Is this true ? And is this enforceable in any way ?
At this time we also asked them if they'd consider a 2.5 months termination notice in our new lease, because given the high rent increase, we are now considering buying a place of our own next year (if hopefully the interest rates come down). But they completely declined (even though they had suggested a month to month lease renewal themselves at the time of signing up for the unit originally), and have now started looking for other tenants. We also agreed to not vacate in the winter, so that they are not stuck with a vacant apt in off-season.
We have kept the unit like we would our own home. And taken great care of being good neighbors and the unit is just as we got it on Day 1. But the landlord is blinded by money, and not willing to consider that not every tenant is going to take care of the place as their own. But that's neither here nor there ..
My 2nd question on this topic is that do we have any legal option to continue the lease at a fair price ? We dont want to screw them, but at the same time we dont want to be screwed over by anyone, and be driven out of our home because of someone's greed. Do we have any legal options here ?
Thank you for your time in reading this (long) post.
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2023.06.03 19:53 TyeDyeAmish [Thank You] Thank yous!!

u/queen_4_tsunami - Thanks for the heartfelt card & hanks for being my IRL bestie!! You’re amazing!!
u/feistyblizzard - That sounds fun. I love things like that that bring the community together.
u/ninajyang - I’m glad you enjoyed the trip. I LOVE the postcard.
u/captivatingapple - I have to say days off futures past is my favorite X-men movie. I just like the mentorship & next generation idea a lot!
u/dianapenpal - What a quote about NYC. Steinbeck really hates New York.
u/korewrites x2- thank you for teaching me central Florida geography!
u/rennbrig - thanks for the card!
u/heymorganm - thanks for the art!
u/gizmodos - Thanks for the card. I also love the postmark on the card - your local PO is using an animal (that looks like a raccoon postmark titled protect endangered species.
u/lxaxs - I’m not a fan of guiness cause I don’t like dark beers. BUT I used to drink Irish car bombs!!
u/-random_ness- x2 - I’m reading your card. It’s presently 4AM here as I write this. I already failed the self care checklist - I feel like sleep is important for self care hahahaha but love the card with penguin & moose stickers. Two of my favorite animals!
u/missnettiemoore - Thanks for the Michigan card. I love the mitten. I’ve been to Grand Rapids. I had friends out there! We also went to holland. Cool little tourist town. Their snow removal method is even cooler.
u/scoobysquads - thanks for the book recommendation!
u/56thorns - I LOVE the card of the falls with all the colored lights. I remember that from when I was there!
u/useyourruler - See above comment :) thank you!
u/rosiealeo - This baby postcard is extremely unique!!
u/littlemermaidxx - Happy pride!
u/welshfancy - thanks for the card & new artist recommendations.
u/melhen16 x2 - thanks for the cards. Always love the quotes you pick.
u/peonynote - That sounds like a fun trip! You’re lucky that where you live you can take the metro into DC. last time I went there I drove to Maryland & took the metro into the city. It was great. I visited Arlington when I was out there too. Very moving.
u/mrsquasi - I’m not a huge fan of the ingredients in the recipe you sent. But it looks like an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing :) love the avo stickers btw
u/thecaledonianrose - happy pride to you as well! Thanks for all the stickers!!!!!
u/jackarchisms - the card you made for me is incredible. It seriously gave me chills. I’m not used to hearing such nice things about myself. Seriously thank you so much.
u/tigerlady13 x2 - thank you so much for the cards. I’m jealous that you went to Hawaii. I’d LOVE to get there some day & im sure I will. Just don’t know when. Nothing exciting here this week except all this happy mail that I’m currently opening at 4am lol
Mystery sender - thanks for the card with the dog looking at all the tennis balls. Made me laugh!
u/smileyfangs - I love the card & thanks for telling me about your area of Canada. You have one heck of an amazing summer planned. I love FOB as well!! I haven’t been to Toronto in 8 years. I hope you have a blast. You said you’re coming to PA? Near me or?! I know we get a ton of headliners at Hershey park.
u/hexagonalrainbow - first off happy pride. thank you so much for the card. That’s not something you see in this area a lot. My area is very close minded. It’s sad af.
u/rhapsodytravelr - cool flower card. I never heard of arfajs until getting this card!
u/riverfaerie918 - Yes I do love star wars. A dream of mine is to just watch all Star Wars movies in order non stop for a few days. It’ll probably never happen unless I’m sick or something. But a dream is a dream!
u/lehmongeloh - thank you for the beautiful card. Happy pride to you. Side note - I haven’t sent mail to your state yet but I’d love to. Would you be ok if I sent you a card back?
u/figs1997 - thanks for the Raleigh card. Yet another city I wanna visit some day!
u/hayhayhues - Thanks for the penguin card!!!
u/dianapenpal - thanks for giving me a new place to explore in NYC!
u/kindconcept - cool card & glad you’re back to carding! Thank you!!!
u/ridethatbridge x2 - thanks for the stickers & cards. I never give blood through the ARC. I use my local hospital system so that’s cool to see that they use snoopy. Wish my place had fancier stickers like that!!
u/jane_q - That was an AMAZING story. Loved reading it. I hope you’re still healing from your health issues. Also loved the card of course. I’m glad you’re someone who likes to curse cause alot of people in this world are still uncomfortable doing so.
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2023.06.03 19:43 caitrenee101 Family with young toddler considering moving to Muskegon

Hello all! My partner (32M) and I (33F) are considering relocating to Michigan from Ohio and hoping to get some insight from others about the areas we're interested in. We are particularly interested in hearing from parents in the Western part of the Michigan about your experience as an outdoor oriented family. We have a 2 YO.
Some things we're interested in: 1. Outdoor culture! We'd love to be around like minded families with young kids who like to camp, swim, walk, bike, run, etc. 2. We would LOVE to buy an affordable (for us, ~$250k) home that is within walking distance of some restaurants and parks. 3. Racial and economic diversity. We don't want to live in a predominantly white wealthy town. We are also politically progressive/left and this is an important part of our family value system. 4. Potentially, secular homeschooling group access. We are non religious and would like to have access to non religious groups. Our child is not school-aged but we have loose plans to homeschool.
Some areas we are currently considering are Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and obviously, Muskegon. I really like the idea of lake access on a regular basia, and all of the learning opportunities it provides, so Muskegon is my current top choice, based on nothing other than my internet sleuthing 🤣 It looks as if Glenside/Lakeside might suit our needs? How is Nims? We are coming from a major metro area and crime stats do not freak us out (like, we already are used to locking our cars and garage), but want our kid to be able to play in the yard without worrying. We both work remotely so jobs are not a consideration. We would likely need some sort of part-time childcare, so this is a consideration in a smaller town/city.
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2023.06.03 18:59 PensiveHomoSapien Joint Mortgage... How would it work?

My best friend, whom I know for over 15 years, is looking to upscale from a Condo Townhouse to a dethatched house in the next 1.5 years. He reached out to me asking if I am interested to co-own his condo townhouse after his mortgage term ends (which is in July 2024). But I have no idea how to even assess if the deal is worth it and what is the process of co owning a property with someone who is currently owning it 100% and has significant equity in it. The house is in prime location in Mississauga and can easily be rented out for $3000-$3200. My friend would definitely need the equity from this house to buy his next house.

Here are some numbers:
Year of Purchase: July 2019
Purchased for: $ 639k and put a 20% downpayment
Mortgage remaining at the end of July 2024: $ 350k
Current value of the house if he sells today: $900k +
Maintenance fee: $230
Property Tax: ~$300

I understand the risk that our friendship/relationship might have due to this co ownership but I am not considering that right now. I would appreciate if you can help me just understanding the financial aspect of this deal.
How much mortgage do I need to take? How would the equity takeout affect this deal?
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2023.06.03 18:54 bearbarb34 When/ how fast to pay off car

I’m in a very good financial position, I live at home (I pay 500$ for rent and pick up groceries etc) and have a very good job (I bring in 3k after tax) I’m saving 2k a month as well
The thing is, my beater car just died, and based on car prices I went with a new Toyota Camry. I paid my insurance up front with my income tax as well, so the only monthly payment I have is $550 (5%apr) on the car loan. This is the only debt I have
My goal/question is what would be the best way to approach this car loan, the goal is to buy a house somewhere in the next 5 years, but I have very little credit history. Would it be better to rapidly pay off the car loan, or let it ride for 2-3 years? I could easily pay double the min payment, and still save 1k a month, I just want to make the best moves for now
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2023.06.03 18:52 Ater_Draco What is this weed called? It's slowly starting to take over my lawn and I'm preparing for all out war, but I need to know what it's called first. I'm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What is this weed called? It's slowly starting to take over my lawn and I'm preparing for all out war, but I need to know what it's called first. I'm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. submitted by Ater_Draco to lawncare [link] [comments]

2023.06.03 18:45 atryan92121 Different finances/lifestyles step kid vs bio

Hi! I’ll try to make this as short as possible w/ some history. My husband and I have an almost 2 year old daughter and potentially more kids in the future and my husband has a daughter, 9 years old, from a previous relationship. They were never married, dated for a few months and she got pregnant and they broke up shortly after my SD was born. We’ve been together since my SD was a year old. She primarily lives w/ her mom and we have her every other weekend, has always been this way although we’ve been to court 3x for more time but lost. My husband pays his child support. Her mom is not well off by any means, they live in a very small house about 30 min away and cannot afford much. Her mom never went to school, works from home, single and seemingly doesn’t aspire to do much. They don’t own a house and from my knowledge from my SD and from what I’ve seen their rented house is very dirty, don’t have nice things, etc. All of which makes us so sad for her and we’ve tried to do what we can to change it but we’ve learned we really cannot change that and can’t control how her mother raises her. We are as close as we can be with my SD But she has some pretty extreme behavioral problems and so many issues in school with her behavior that have progressively gotten worse over time. BM is on a completely different page regarding helping SD and our rules totally differ so unfortunately it feels like SD is often in “trouble” at our house although it’s not intentional, we just do not allow certain behaviors and follow through on our word. My husband created his own business a few years ago and it is growing rapidly and we are financially doing extremely well. My husband has always had a good job and the difference financially between himself and BM has always been prevalent but now that the kids are getting older it has me thinking. We are moving into a much larger home than we have now, live in a beautiful town well to-do with great schools and where my SD lives is very different. None of this is to toot our own horn but rather paint the picture so I can get some realistic feedback. So I guess my questions are how to explain this difference to my SD in how/where she primarily lives and where/how we live and how she’ll see her sister grow up. How to go about buying things for each of them when SD has another parent who’s also financially responsible for her? Buying cars? There is going to be a big lifestyle difference between the two and although my husband is well off and can/wants to buy his daughter nice things, do we do all of that without splitting costs with BM and even though we don’t see SD full time? None of these things have been relevant yet but now that SD’s getting older, almost 10, she’s getting to the age of nice phones, laptops, clothes, etc. preteens who want everything haha. I hope this makes any sense and someone can relate!
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2023.06.03 18:43 Jakes22GLI Time table for mechatronics units

Hello all I was hoping someone here might have information on how long it will take for a mechatronics unit to arrive in the U.S. for a 22 Jetta GLI DSG. It was ordered last Friday. Long story short I took my car to a dealership for the DSG service because I wanted it done before an upcoming long trip and I got it back skipping and jumping so I took it right back. Also if anybody happens to know of good independent shops in the Grand Rapids/Lansing MI areas that would be GREATLY appreciated as I just recently relocated between the 2 cities.
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2023.06.03 18:30 Fit_Enthusiasm2371 DressurTræner nord for Århus

Hvem kan I anbefale som træner Århus/nord for Århus? Op mod Hobro. Dressur på højt plan, med konkret mål om Grand prix - så træner der rent faktisk har vist noget på dette niveau, og ikke bare siger de har.
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2023.06.03 17:31 ultratech66 Various Spots

Apologies for any repeats, I alphabetized this time to try to make editors' lives easier.

AC Ace Italy
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Aston Martin DB10 Mexico
Aston Martin DB7 England
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Aston Martin Rapide S US
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Audi RS 3 Sportback Spain
Bentley Arnage US
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Bentley Continental GT England
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Bentley GTC Portugal
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Bentley Mulsanne England
BMW M2 F87 Hong Kong
BMW M2 F87 Peru
BMW M3 E46 Peru
BMW M3 F80 Los Angeles
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BMW M5 F10 Hong Kong
Ferrari 360 England
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Ferrari 458 Italia US
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Ferrari California US
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Jaguar E-Type Italy
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Australia
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Hong Kong
Lamborghini Urus US
Maserati 3200GT US
Maserati GranTurismo England
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Maserati GranTurismo England
Maserati GranTurismo Hong Kong
Maserati GranTurismo US
Maserati Quattroporte Singapore
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Mercedes AMG GT 4-door Mexico
Mercedes C63 AMG US
Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon US
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Mercedes GLE63 S AMG UAE
Mercedes S600 Maybach England
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Porsche 991 Canada
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Porsche 997 US
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Porsche 997 Carrera US
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S England
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Rolls Royce Dawn England
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2023.06.03 17:17 F1-Bot 2023 Spanish Grand Prix - Post Qualifying Discussion

ROUND 8: Spain 🇪🇸

Fri 2 Jun - Sun 4 Jun
Session UTC
Free Practice 1 Fri 11:30
Free Practice 2 Fri 15:00
Free Practice 3 Sat 10:30
Qualifying Sat 14:00
Race Sun 13:00
Click here for start times in your area.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Length: 4.655 km (2.892 mi)
Distance: 66 laps, 307.104 km (190.825 mi)
Lap record: 🇳🇱 Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing-Honda, 2021, 1:18.149
2022 pole: 🇲🇨 Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, 1:18.750
2022 fastest lap: 🇲🇽 Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing-Honda, 1:24.108
2022 winner: 🇳🇱 Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing-RBPT

Qualifying results

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 1:13.615 1:12.760 1:12.272 20
2 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:13.411 1:12.790 1:12.734 22
3 4 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 1:13.295 1:12.776 1:12.792 22
4 10 Pierre Gasly Alpine Renault 1:13.471 1:13.186 1:12.816 21
5 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.937 1:12.999 1:12.818 23
6 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 1:13.766 1:13.082 1:12.994 23
7 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 1:13.433 1:13.001 1:13.083 21
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg Haas Ferrari 1:13.420 1:13.283 1:13.229 18
9 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 1:13.747 1:13.098 1:13.507 18
10 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren Mercedes 1:13.691 1:13.059 1:13.682 20
11 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 1:13.874 1:13.334 17
12 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:13.326 1:13.447 18
13 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1:13.677 1:13.521 16
14 21 Nyck De Vries AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 1:13.581 1:14.083 16
15 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 1:13.862 1:14.477 19
16 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1:13.977 10
17 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:14.042 9
18 23 Alexander Albon Williams Mercedes 1:14.063 8
19 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:14.079 10
20 2 Logan Sargeant Williams Mercedes 1:14.699 6

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2023.06.03 17:02 Dehrunes Full Year Lease $750/month (utilities included)

Looking for someone to rent a room in a 3-person condo. It's been recently remodeled, has a washedryer, dishwasher, etc.. 2.5 bathrooms and a 9 minute drive from campus. Preferred graduate student, but not required.
I'm a grad trombone player at Jacobs as is the other person renting, you don't need to be a musician as long as you are okay with us making noise during the day.
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2023.06.03 16:59 johnnyd9179 Any 420 friendly orally bi couple like to smoke and suck?

Looking for a 420 friendly orally bi near or in Grand Rapids to smoke with then have you both suck on my dick.
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