Tanktimus the Encourager

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About Tanktimus the Encourager

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  • Birthday 06/17/1981


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  1. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Flea's Thread: Where Everything’s Made Up and the Points Don't Matter

    I agree with NTB. You aren't transphobic. You are heelsphobic. It wasn't the difference from traditional gender norms that disturbed you, it was the total lack of boundaries and the clothes themselves that disturbed you. You don't want to talk about dresses and heels no matter who wears them. That's not transphobia, that's just stuff you're not into. You don't owe this guy anything. Don't let him guilt you into something you're not comfortable doing. Just as you are rightly not judging him for being into what he's into, he has no right to judge you for not being into those things. Besides, you haven't talked to this person in forever. That person's lack of boundaries is a huge red flag. Stay away or you'll find yourself in another toxic relationship.
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    WhiteGhost Kind Of Putters Along

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    Nymeria faces the torture

    If you wanna stick with the Heinlein theme how about Loony for the white cat?
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    Wolfpool: Chomp on This!

    Maverick, Goose, Iceman, Jester, Viper, Cougar (go for the Top Gun theme since they are "Pilot" fish).
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    Sloth: The Man with the Hammer

    When I was a kid I was at the zoo and we saw something similar except there was another kid in the blast zone who got Hippo crap all over him.
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    Formation, Integration, Application: Tanktimus' next challenge

    I've met someone from Wales once. There was a Welsh choir performing at our college. I wasn't at the concert, but was walking past the building when one of the performers came out for a smoke. Between my Texas Twang and his Welsh accent we barely understood each other, but we were both friendly. Yes you can! Thank you! That video is very similar to how our first session will go. The town of Santa Anna in Texas is pronounced Sannyanna. My roommate in college was a communications major. One of the classes he talked about the most was pronunciation. His professor told him that the correct way to pronounce a name of the place is how the locals say it. Edinburgh is either in South Texas (Ed-in-berg) or Scotland (Ed-in-bur-uh) based on how it's pronounced. Judges 12:4-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) 4 Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead and fought against Ephraim. The men of Gilead defeated Ephraim, 5 and Gilead seized the fords of the Jordan against Ephraim. When any of the fleeing Ephraimites said, “Let me pass,” the men of Gilead would say to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” If he answered, “No!” 6 they would ask him to say “Shibboleth.”[a] If he said “Sibboleth,” not pronouncing it exactly right, they would seize him and kill him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites fell at that time. I would have just said "in Wales"
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    Jedi Finally Finds Some Balance!!

    I'm glad the money came through. Hooray for local credit unions. https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Sam_Vimes_Theory_of_Economic_Injustice
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    Deffy Feels the Power... of the GLADIATORS! (Deffy # 43)

    Night shift workers need to go grocery shopping too.
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    » shaar - life will change [the respawn chronicles, v.1]

    In regards to why that DMV only accepts cash: 1) They are in the stone age. 2) To get card readers would require cash expenditure or some sort of contract or some other thing that would have to be voted on by state legislature. 3) There are merchant fees that get deducted by the credit card companies and the people with whom the business contracts for the card readers. The state doesn't want to give up that money. 4) Someone's getting a kickback from all the ATM fees charged by the ATM in the lobby, that happens to have exorbitant fees since you're paying for the convenience of not having to leave the building. Since no one carries cash anymore a lot more people than normal are going to need to use the ATM. So instead of losing money on merchant fees for using card readers, someone gets more money for the customer having to pay ATM fees.
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    Stribs Re-evaluates Her Priorities

    I'm 6 feet tall and 300 lbs and there are places I won't walk in broad daylight without a gun.
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    How often do you weigh yourself?

    And pictures and tape measurements once a month would be even better.
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    Formation, Integration, Application: Tanktimus' next challenge

    Thanks, it went well. Never? *clutches pearls and fans at self* I don't think there would be circumstances where I tried to learn Welsh. The neck and shoulder are loosening up as the day goes along. I'm gently stretching the neck as the day goes as well. The meeting went well. I'm joining the team that hosts Growth Track, the onboarding process to get folks plugged in to small groups and teams when they come to the church. Turns out the pastor and I both thought it would be a good fit for me even before we began to compare notes.
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    Formation, Integration, Application: Tanktimus' next challenge

    Thanks! Welcome. I think you're right, that some plants are one and some the other. I can pronounce it the way they did in the Lea & Perins commercials that played when I was a kid. Worse-teh-sher. I remembered how to spell based on the way Donkey mispronounced it in Shrek 3 I had the benefit of hearing it before I ever saw it spelt out. https://metro.co.uk/2016/08/04/19-british-place-names-youve-been-mispronouncing-your-entire-life-6046790/ The neck and shoulder got worse throughout the evening last night. However, I slept ok, and while I was still stiff, it didn't hurt as bad when I got up. Not wanting to go through yesterday again, I went to the Chiropractor this morning. I'm looser, but still a little stiff and sore. I have a meeting with our pastor for lunch then off to work.
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    Sloth: The Man with the Hammer

    That's oddly specific. How would that book help me if someone hurt me in say 12 steps?