Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Raven, Apr 30, 2008.
What's your daily food allotment?
Breakfast $10, Lunch $15, Dinner $25. The lines are pretty loose though. Could spend less on the first two meals and just go for around $50 on the dinner. I like multiple meals, though, so I usually don't. That, and LA is rather expensive, especially if you have to do delivery.
Ok. Not horrible. Props on stacking the allotments and cashing them in later, too. Get into pharmaceuticals and you can bump it to $125. That was the standard pre-Covid. Accounted for like $100K of my business. Mostly because I buried the booze into a "room fee" for the drug reps, so they could ball out on their FDA limits without worrying about being audited. Platters of raw bar, bone-in filets, 3lb lobsters, bottles of Bordeaux... you name it. Indulgence, ego, decadence. Know why medicine is so expensive in America? It's because the drug companies spends stupid dollars entertaining clients in restaurants like mine. Indulgence, ego, decadence... we're more than happy to oblige.
I sometimes get in on those meals and conferences. Best times. Manager comes in and blows thousands on drink and food for like 15 of us. Pharma always tries to get deals and longer warranty times too, so theyll money dump as well. But the standard old travel like right now gets a flat fifty for us littler guys. Used to be a 63 per diem, but they got cheap as usual. Still, cant beat free.
Like the Bene Gesserit, we exist to serve.
I went on a testing det once in the Marines. We got hotel rooms, rental cars (minivans, 6 Marines to a van), and per diem meals despit the fact that the hotel not only served breakfast but adjusted it to our working schedule. $45 bucks a day per diem meals, which worked out to pretty much the same as my monthly salary at the time, plus we were working a screwed-up midnight schedule that meant that lunch was pretty much a guaranteed brown-bag deal. I banked my entire paycheck, bought three guns in three months, and ate good steak every weekend. I did learn that "rare" means a very different thing in the Southwest though. It was still twitching.
Took this at work today. A little too busy but I just liked the juxtaposition of it all (not sure I’ve used that word correctly but you get my drift hopefully). I suspect these sheep are now radioactive!
That looks like something out of Hookland.
I’ll have to go look that up as I have no idea what/where/who it is.
Blue tit in the local park this afternoon.
I know I've got color vision issues, but I would have expected something more, well, blue.
That would make things far too easy.
Im in the childrens room today and i found me!
Hope they're paying you royalties.
My mom was a birdwatcher, as it sounds like yours was, and one thing I learned from her is that birds are often named for a tiny streak of color that differentiates them from similar birds, like the poorly-named Redheaded Woodpecker, which has only a red stripe down the center of the head. If you look really close, there's just a tiny streak of metallic blue on the head and another one on the wing of that Blue Tit. Honestly though, I see no t*ts whatsoever.
Reminds me of the Eastern Blue Bird.... I was expecting a Blue Jay type bird or something as blue as the Indigo Bunting....
Its basically a robin in a blue sweater... Red breast, bluish back and wings.
Sounds like the way I dress in Winter Professor Mode. Do any of the surfaces resemble tweed or corduroy? Did you check for elbow patches? Do birds have elbows? If not, where, pray tell Ms. Librarian and Dispenser of All Information, may I file a formal complaint with the Supremist Deity or Prof. Darwin?
Hang on, lemme find that last little bit of the wine, brb
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More birds. This guy buzzed me with a dead pigeon while out walking this morning. The only reasonable response was to take some pictures of it having breakfast.
@NigeTheHat What is that? A Kestrel? Some kind of hawk?
Don’t think it’s a kestrel. I could be wrong.
Looks like a sparrowhawk - big fans of pigeons, one brought a pigeon down in my garden last year it flew away when it saw me. The pigeon looked as if it couldn't believe its luck and flew off.
It's a peregrine falcon. There's 50-60 of them living in London, and a pair of them use a church steeple near me as a lookout perch for hunting.
The battery from my boat. I wonder whether I should reduce the charge rate a tad...
I don't know why I decided to put this T-rex photo here but have you seen the Jurassic Park/World movies?
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