What tickles your pickle

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Sent my 2070 off for RMA last week, it got there Friday, got approved yesterday, new one mailed out today. Checked the tracking number and it says its coming from Indianapolis and is going to be delivered tomorrow. I was expecting not to get it til Saturday at the earliest but next Monday more likely.

Went bowling today. I haven't been bowling in 20 somethin' years. It was a hoot. Wife and I bowled 3 games. I won 2, she won 1. $16 with a free soda. We're going do that again soon.
I love bowling but also haven't been in a long time. Used to live very close to a bowling alley that did Rock'N'Bowl type stuff on Thursday-Saturday night, $10 for 3 hours, 2.5 hours on Thursdays. Most of the time me and my brothers/buddies could get a lane each and bowl 10-20 games a night.
 

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Just watched this again. Kind of a tradition for me and mine. Fuckin' John Candy never gets old.

 

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This is a combination of rustling and tickling, but the end result tickled more.

My car insurance has steadily gone up over the last 16 years, fucking why? "An increase in automotive accidents in your area." Yeah, fuck off, GEICO. I had inquired with other carriers a couple times over the last few years and no one was ever able to come close to the gecko, so I just sucked it up. Just this last week I tried again with esurance - more than $120 less over 6 months. I called up GEICO to cancel and they were all too happy to inform me of their "new cost structure" and "additional discounts". Fucking right, after 16 years, no accidents, no tickets, and no claims. Ended up almost $200 less per six months. Save more than 15%.
 

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I think that this is a pickle tickle, because I think the response I got was sarcastic, but it could turn into a rustled jimmy if I am wrong!

I work with plans from architects and for the work we do I have to copy over room names to locate where our materials are going to be used. Recently every fucking big business (like Apple, etc.) and hospital that puts up a new building or remodels an existing one has to have their fucking quiet rooms where employees can "de-stress." It is an occasional reminder to me that this shit isn't confined to the internet anymore (IOOTI) in a spot where I don't expect it.

So this latest hospital has a room on each floor that is called a "Zen Den." That's what the architect chose to call it, which could be worse I suppose, but it was the principle of the thing and I'd had enough of it. Given that I am a nobody with no power of any kind, the only way I could let my inner shitlord out was to put them down as "Snowflake Den" on my paperwork. Since the plans were so fucking shitty and incomplete, apparently the architect had to really go over their work to answer all the questions everyone had. The architect is a chick (I'm assuming her gender, I didn't ask what pronouns she preferred) so I probably wouldn't have done it if I had known that, but she sent the clarifications back for our scope of work, and on my part she crossed out Snowflake and replaced it with Zen, and put in parenthesis (I'M OFFENDED).

I'm ASSUMING that she "got the joke" and was playing along with it, because if she were truly offended I think I might have heard about it more indirectly through my boss or something, and she wouldn't have written on the returned submittals like that...but I could be wrong! Not that I'd get fired over it or anything, but I'd get a talking to about it at least. But I like to think that someone out there that I've never met understood my pain and sympathized.
 

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I think that this is a pickle tickle, because I think the response I got was sarcastic, but it could turn into a rustled jimmy if I am wrong!

I work with plans from architects and for the work we do I have to copy over room names to locate where our materials are going to be used. Recently every fucking big business (like Apple, etc.) and hospital that puts up a new building or remodels an existing one has to have their fucking quiet rooms where employees can "de-stress." It is an occasional reminder to me that this shit isn't confined to the internet anymore (IOOTI) in a spot where I don't expect it.

So this latest hospital has a room on each floor that is called a "Zen Den." That's what the architect chose to call it, which could be worse I suppose, but it was the principle of the thing and I'd had enough of it. Given that I am a nobody with no power of any kind, the only way I could let my inner shitlord out was to put them down as "Snowflake Den" on my paperwork. Since the plans were so fucking shitty and incomplete, apparently the architect had to really go over their work to answer all the questions everyone had. The architect is a chick (I'm assuming her gender, I didn't ask what pronouns she preferred) so I probably wouldn't have done it if I had known that, but she sent the clarifications back for our scope of work, and on my part she crossed out Snowflake and replaced it with Zen, and put in parenthesis (I'M OFFENDED).

I'm ASSUMING that she "got the joke" and was playing along with it, because if she were truly offended I think I might have heard about it more indirectly through my boss or something, and she wouldn't have written on the returned submittals like that...but I could be wrong! Not that I'd get fired over it or anything, but I'd get a talking to about it at least. But I like to think that someone out there that I've never met understood my pain and sympathized.

My companies home office has a sort of relaxation room, with like a big cargo net thing to chill out on. I was up there for a whole week and never saw anyone use it. I'd be taking a 30 minute nap everyday instead of a lunch break haha.
 

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Just watched this again. Kind of a tradition for me and mine. Fuckin' John Candy never gets old.

The scene below from Great Outdoors is easily in the Top 10 Best John Candy Scenes of all time.
 

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I had a hard disk fail a couple of years ago. It held the photos of a trip my family took to the British Isles for my daughter's HS graduation. There was a bunch of other stuff on it too, but those were really important and likely lost forever. I was especially bummed now because I got a new digital picture frame for Christmas and wanted to include some of those pictures in the rotation.

So Christmas day I'm looking through the CD rack to find some Christmas music and I find a CD labeled England 2006. It seems 12 years ago I had the good sense to create a CD of the photos and organize them really well and then promptly forgot all about it until now. It's like another Christmas present.
 

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I went to Smoothie King for a smoothie, and the chick working there wasn't wearing a bra and had pierced nips. When she shook the smoothie into the cup it really made my night.
 

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John Candy was fucking amazing. Goddamn the 80's and 90's were such better times.

 

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Cheers to the guy who bought my 1080Ti for $600 after I bought it for $500 a couple months ago.