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Old 04-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #4021
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Good grief...I'd hate to think of one being so large it's not portable!

....hmmm...let me think about this a little longer....
Good grief. That reminded me of a story from my previous life before permanent voluntary unemployment.

Among all the stuff I had to keep a close eye on was the inventories and storage of all the illegal sex toys we would occasionally seize from a dirty book store. Nothing is more embarrassing than to lose a seizure case and then have to explain to the media, and a judge, how you lost $50,000 in rubber phallic devices.

One night I was reading a report that contained such an inventory and I saw something that I thought was a typo. An item that was described as "Kong". I kicked the report back to the squad's sergeant with a note saying "Doesn't he mean 'Dong'?"

The next night the sergeant came into my office holding the report.
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I don't get it. Is it asian in appearance or something. Does it refer to Hong Kong?

"No. Think more along the lines of King Kong."
I always wondered about the market for those things.
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Among all the stuff I had to keep a close eye on was the inventories and storage of all the illegal sex toys we would occasionally seize from a dirty book store.
After a 'lady of the evening' was arrested one night, one of our officers nearly had a stroke when he saw a protrusion in her pocket. Drawing his weapon, he had the other officer check her pocket.

Ummm, there was no gun, but I think they kinda wished it was.....

I was told the officer took two showers after all was said and done....
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Good grief. That reminded me of a story from my previous life before permanent voluntary unemployment.

. I always wondered about the market for those things.


As a nurse I saw several of those things stuck in places and have to be surgically removed . One was even still vibrating ! It was a little hard to stay professional and not laugh under when all you can hear is the hum of a s-x toy !
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As a nurse I saw several of those things stuck in places and have to be surgically removed . One was even still vibrating ! It was a little hard to stay professional and not laugh under when all you can hear is the hum of a s-x toy !
Some years ago an ER nurse in Baton Rouge told me a similar story about a guy (apparently it was still vibrating when they got it out). She said that well after the event, whenever she saw the Doctor that she assisted in the removal of the device, either he or she would simply "hum" and that would set them both off laughing.
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Four 65-gallon cans of green waste from "pruning" a 20-foot mango tree. Four more cans at the next green waste pickup and we should be down to just a few branches.

Next year we get to do the other mango.

It takes them about five years to grow back to view-obscuring size, but my pruning days are just about over. I've cut way back on the water in that part of the yard, too, so maybe that'll slow them down a little. One or two more iterations and then we'll be looking for a chainsaw artist to cut them back to standing trunks and carve a tiki to look down into the gulch.

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....hmmm...let me think about this a little longer....
I don't think it's the size or the weight as much as the power requirements...
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I made homemade bread, beef with mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup in the crockpot, and lemon pudding. I like to welcome my favorite weary traveler (dh2b) with a home cooked meal. He is snoozing right now after a long 4+ hour drive from CT. Poor guy had to attend a conference at the Foxwoods Casino/MGM Grand.
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Good grief. That reminded me of a story from my previous life before permanent voluntary unemployment.

Among all the stuff I had to keep a close eye on was the inventories and storage of all the illegal sex toys we would occasionally seize from a dirty book store.
So how DO you distinguish between the legal and illegal toys? Guess I didn't know there WERE any illegal ones. Maybe if the toys are under 18, they are illegal

In every state I've called home, you could go to Spencers Gifts at the mall and buy "devices" that hum. No, they weren't anatomically correct, but I think most folks knew what they were used for 95% of the time. Are they illegal in your state? If so, I'll be sure to visit as I'll feel so much safer there than at the mall.
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Boy, that sex toys post will never die.

Anyway, we just finished another 1.5 day power outage caused by high winds, so I got a break from being a mouse potato. Funniest part was that last night we went out when the power was still off. When we got to the restaurant, Lena noticed that she was wearing two different shoes.

It's always a little scary to find out how much of our entertainment depends on electricity.
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Lena noticed that she was wearing two different shoes.

It's always a little scary to find out how much of our entertainment depends on electricity.
Or the lack of, apparently.
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Boy, that sex toys post will never die.

Anyway, we just finished another 1.5 day power outage caused by high winds, so I got a break from being a mouse potato. Funniest part was that last night we went out when the power was still off. When we got to the restaurant, Lena noticed that she was wearing two different shoes.

It's always a little scary to find out how much of our entertainment depends on electricity.
At least the batteries weren't affected
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Nope. Very unlikely. Slim chance.
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I have a list of outside things to do, but oh well. Too windy and chilly out for yard w*rk. Yeah, that's it.

Today's actitviites...the kitchen is humming. The roster of culinary delights includes chicken tortilla soup for the low fat entree, and homemade strawberry ice cream for the...um...high calcium dessert.

dh2b is watching an online video about the iPad. I better hide his credit card.
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Today's actitviites...the kitchen is humming. The roster of culinary delights includes chicken tortilla soup for the low fat entree, and homemade strawberry ice cream for the...um...high calcium dessert.
Can you wait dinner until, say 9PM?
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Can you wait dinner until, say 9PM?
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Sure, but you're looking at a 5 hour drive from the Island. Try Hancock International in Syracuse, then it's only a 1 hour 15 minute drive.

In the meantime... Chicken Tortilla Soup V - All Recipes

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I actually use this ice cream maker a lot. To lower the calories and fat a little, I use 1 cup of 2% milk instead of whole milk, and I use 1 cup heavy cream + 1 cup half-n-half instead of the 2 cups heavy cream called for by the recipe book. Only 1/2 cup sugar for the entire batch. Nothing like fresh made ice cream.
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