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Member since 09 March 2012 | Blog

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.


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Comment 8 hours ago

Awesome, Jason. Thanks for the response. Good to see that the risk is spread around and not all the 11W goods are in one basket.

Glad to know all the Dry Goods info is safe because I can't be purchasing 85 yards shirts for every Russian hacker. Maybe a few....but not all of them.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

SP has no flaws. And I would bet your kids would say the same about you 

I hope they think that but I'll just be happy if we're open and honest and love each other, as you are with your pops. I haven't made perfect decisions in my life but I've grown from both good and bad decisions. I've often thought I was cooler than I am but always come back to reality (often with the "help" of others) and realize that I'm just a dorky guy that likes both cool and dorky things.

I listen to a couple of songs everyday (literally everyday) that are directly related to this small thread of this AMA. One is a Ben Folds song titled "There's always someone cooler than you". The other is a Willie Nelson song titled "Nothing I can do about it now". They encapsulate the thoughts of the previous paragraph. That's what I hope for my kids to learn.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

I don't know about tan and cute, but I am was a Naval Aviator. That's definitely gotta give me some cool points.

Oh, I'm also old and married with two #teens of my own.  Never mind.

Well, in my mind we are pretty cool. I realize middle aged dad isn't the coolest thing ever, but people will eventually realize how cool we are. My kids aren't teenagers, but they will get there and then they'll think I'm the worst. But right now they think that I'm the coolest thing around and want to go on hikes to find rare plants and brag about how dad named a new species. I know that my cool time is fleeting as they discover all my flaws, but I'll take it for now.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

I disapprove plz take your talk of shit off my thread... 

Sorry. That was a crappy thing to do.

...I was at church and now I'm at breakfast and neither are places I want to read about this. 

You shouldn't be reading the internet in church or while at breakfast with others. Didn't SP teach you any manners? Sheesh.

Boys are so gross I'm a lady 

I got nothin' here...can't really argue this.

Comment 25 Feb 2017

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

I may not be tan but I am a botanist. Dr. Poppy, searching the world for (botanical) treasures wearing a felt fedora...trying to save our botanical resources from nefarious multinational companies and evil regimes? If that's not the coolest thing ever, then I don't know what is.

This just in: I really don't know what cool is.

Comment 25 Feb 2017

I hardly read books but I got through enough 3 degrees after high school. Sometimes your brain makes it so hard on you, you know?

Comment 25 Feb 2017

Did you strike an intimidating yoga pose until they slinked from the room?

What does yoga have to do with pirates?

Comment 22 Feb 2017

CalPoppy, they said, never gives up his dead when the "Fire" comments of November come early.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

It was. It looked kinda a funky so I made some suggestions.

I also tried that with the Weird Al song Yoda. Basically, I discovered that the comments started to look a little funky after so many comments in reply to other comments...which every website faces at some point.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

In an alternate 11W universe, I posted the lyrics, line by line, from the song the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in the comments just to see how it looked and was formatted.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

I think that the woman in the Sundown video is at the beach waiting to board the Edmund Fitzgerald. Have a safe trip, honey!

Comment 21 Feb 2017

it's there to point out their stupidity.

Did you know that water is wet?

Comment 21 Feb 2017

Mandatory MOD sleepover

I'm just sayin' that I am not sure how well this was thought through.

Comment 20 Feb 2017

You can see the Fibonacci sequence in just about anything. The seeds in a sunflower head follow the Fibonacci sequence. And the arrangement of spirally-arranged leaves follows the sequence.

Romaneski broccoli is probably the best example: 

But do an image search for Fibonacci patterns in Nature.

Edit: NorCal, O do realize you were talking about the theory for the song...i just think the Fibonacci stuff is cool.

Comment 20 Feb 2017

Mine didn't make it. I am disappoint.

Hypothetical: What if I got between 7 and 9 correct? Would I be able to hire my parents to the staff? Or would I have to hire the parents of one or more of the other MODs?