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Who wants to play TJBM?

Asked by canidmajor (21172points) March 7th, 2023
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This Fluther tradition is the next in a series of infinite reincarnations of this thread. I don’t even know which number this thread is anymore, but whatever. I like games and that’s all what matters :)

The first person makes a statement about TJBM (The Jelly Below Me). Anyone who cares can reply with a “yes” or “no” answer, following up with their own TJBM statement.

Example:

First poster:
TJBM thinks dogs are better than cats.
Next reply:
No, I’m not a dog person, but I have six cats!

TJBM likes Indian food

And so on.

This is a continuation of this one:
https://www.fluther.com/232953/who-wants-to-play-tjbm/

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

LOVE Indian food !

TJBM has a favorite food place – - food truck, restaurant, booth or stand !

They will tell us what it is and where . . . ?

longgone's avatar

Oooh, yes. My favourite Indian place sadly shut down during the pandemic, but I’ll go with the local burger restaurant instead. They make the best burgers ever. The ingredients are really fresh and interesting. For example, they have a blue cheese burger, a spicy Kahuna burger, a Toscana burger and, my favourite, a burger with their great sauce, arugola, fried organic egg, and lots of fried mushrooms. What’s different about their burgers is that they all taste homemade. None of those too-fluffy buns or wilted lettuce. The patties are crunchy (the veggie ones, too), and everything is customizable. I get sweet potato fries and their organic lemonade, and I’m good. Plus, I like their style. Comfortable armchairs, lots of blues and whites.

TJBM will tell us about their colour scheme.

chyna's avatar

I can really only describe it as 50 shades of grey. Living room, kitchen and bedroom are all gray, but not the same shades.
The JBM has too many Knick knacks.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

It’s funny you should mention that, because I actually don’t. My home is relatively knick knack free. I do have a collection of perfume (cologne to the uninitiated) that I just bought a display shelf for, so that’s new and taking up space. My cat was very suspicious of the new shelf.

TJBM has a specific jelly they use to make PB&J.

canidmajor's avatar

Yes, of course, any sandwich needs to use the jelly @bob. :-p

TJBM has a birthday coming soon! Any plans?

Dig_Dug's avatar

Well is summer soon?
TJBM Can’t wait for Summer!

Acrylic's avatar

It’s been as mild as a Winter as they come here, but Summer will surely be welcome.

TJBM hates television reboot shows.

Forever_Free's avatar

I don’t watch much TV, so my default answer is that I am unsure. Hate is such a strong word.

TJBM know what significant it is TIME for this coming weekend in some places in the US.

janbb's avatar

Daylight savings TIME

TJBM grew up on a farm.

Brian1946's avatar

Close- I grew up under a farm, and upon exhumation, I threw up on a farm! ;-o

TJBM has heard of an irresistible nutjob named Aubrey Plaza.

SnipSnip's avatar

Never.

TJBM has recently made a ridiculously icky mess in the kitchen and thought about just moving…....

janbb's avatar

Luckily, I didn’t.

TJBM has to go out tonight and doesn’t want to because it’s windy and cold.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Nope, it’s cold but not windy and the sun is out.
TJBM will explain what under a farm means and upon exhumation?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Nope, I’m not @Brian1946 so I can’t.

TJBM has a new song stuck in their head.

janbb's avatar

Since I just came from a Carole King documentary, it’s a new old song!

TJBM is tired and ready to be in bed.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I sure em. I’m about to nod off right now.
TJBM Is all wound-up!

filmfann's avatar

I have insomnia, so I avoid stressing out at all times.
TJBM is also posting on the TJBM question in Social!

raum's avatar

Aw dang. How many new TJBM threads are there?

TJBM can lick the tip of their nose.

Brian1946's avatar

Nope, but not a problem, because I know how to use a spoon and a napkin too! <bursting with pride>
So if somebody throws a deeelicious pie in my face, the only task for my tongue will be tasting. ;)

TJBM is more boring than a tunneling machine.

Incoherency_'s avatar

Oh yeah?! Whose selection of action movies cured you of your insomnia?! You fell asleep during the opening scene in the directors cut of Howard the Duck! ;)

TJBM can see that the husky in my avatar, had no problem dealing with the winter weather of Ottawa, Ontario.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Most Husky’s love the snow and yes, I can lick the tip of my nose!
TJBM Is getting confused with all the JBM threads.

Forever_Free's avatar

Hardly.

TJBM is keeping up with TJBM Q&A’s

janbb's avatar

No, one is enough for me.

TJBM didn’t sleep well last night.

chyna's avatar

True. I ate dinner late and it causes me to have insomnia.
TJBM has more than 5 clocks they have to reset for daylight savings time this weekend. I have seven.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I actually have 8 and I hate setting them all! I hope we can do away with this time falling back stuff.
TJBM hates setting their clocks back for winter.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I do. I think we should just put them forward 30 minutes, and be done with the whole bullshit.
TJBM doesn’t mind senseless complexity.

snowberry's avatar

It’s a part of life unfortunately.

Welcome back @MrGrimm888!

TJBM heats with wood. Ahhh! Luscious free heat! (My wood is free- I just need to go get it.)

NoMore's avatar

Nope, no fireplace. TJBM is sick of cold, clammy weather.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. I won’t hang up the skis for another month. I love the winter

TJBM dislikes flavored coffee or coffee period

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Very true! I’m a tea drinker. To be honest, I like the Italian brand Illy coffee. There’s a kiosk at the mall where I get cafe macciato. Love it.

TJBM is wondering how to make it through the work day.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Actually I’m working ahead two weeks, and nothing is due today, which is rare!

TJBM is worried about their tax bill.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Nope! I’m actually very comfortable. But I will take that coffee and summertime weather!
TJBM has NO money troubles like me.

Forever_Free's avatar

The trouble is I forget which banks have what amount of my gazillion dollars.

TJBM has a car that can go topless.

janbb's avatar

I do! I do!

TJBM is going out somewhere tonight.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I’m going out but not topless, far too cold for that!
TJBM Feeds wild animals.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Four feeders for birds in backyard.

TJBM can’t wait for warm weather !

Dig_Dug's avatar

Oh God Yes! I dying here! I need to get my TAN on!
TJBM Is all revved up with no place to go!

NoMore's avatar

No where to go and got all day to get there. Right up my alley. TJBM is busy tonight.

Jeruba's avatar

I was very busy tonight doing my favorite word puzzles—all except the acrostics in the New York Times, now (sob) gone—and following various threads of interest through current news reports and commentary.

TJBM has some kind of dietary restriction.

canidmajor's avatar

Unfortunately, yes. Radiation treatment many years ago left my guts permanently damaged. I miss my super hot peppers!

TJBM is going to St Patrick’s Day parades and stuff this weekend.

janbb's avatar

Probably on Sunday if I can find parking!

TJBM wishes she hadn’t said something she said.

canidmajor's avatar

Often, unfortunately. I had to learn how to properly apologize as on older person (in my family, an apology was used to point out how the recipient was at fault), and I had to learn that no one is obliged to accept said apology. Hard lesson.

TJBM lives in an area where snow is forecast over the weekend.

bob_'s avatar

Nope.

TJBM has interesting plans for the weekend.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Yes, there’s excellent jazz in the sculpture garden of the art museum Friday night and games night for LGBTQ folk at a church on Saturday evening.

TJBM is disappointed.

janbb's avatar

In myself for something cruel I said to a friend!

TJBM is hungry for lunch!

NoMore's avatar

Brunch actually, barely ten o’clock here. TJBM is expecting something in the mail today.

JLoon's avatar

Right.

Valuable coupons!!!

TJBM is trying to break up with Siri.

chyna's avatar

Nope. Siri hates me and refuses to speak to me. I called her a bitch and threw the phone one time when she couldn’t find a chik fil a. Haven’t gotten her to speak to me since.
TJBM is having Chik Fil A for lunch.

KRD's avatar

Having a great lunch at Chick Fill A!
TJBM is going on a hike

That good? This is my first time playing this game.

canidmajor's avatar

@KRD, that’s good! Welcome to the silly jelly game!

No hike today, bread baking and chores instead.

TJBM likes to cook.

Brian1946's avatar

When it’s cold outside, I like to apply heat to food that’s already been prepared.
E.g., I bought a grilled salmon dinner from Mel’s Diner last night, and I’m going to reheat it and eat it later today.

TJBM can recall an event where Trump was drowned in a giant wave of jeers.

NoMore's avatar

No, for no one would dareth to jeer the Orangemiester. TJBM would rather see him drowned in a giant wave out at sea.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. I wish to see a public display for his evilness.

TJBM knows what they would do for a Klondike Bar.

janbb's avatar

Anything!

TJBM is enjoying the early signs of Spring.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Oh yes the sun is amazing! Now if the temp would come up?!
TJBM Is in love with M&M’s

NoMore's avatar

M&Ms with peanuts, yes. TJBM doesn’t eat sweets.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do but I don’t eat sugar. I love sweets though and buy artificially sweetened items sometimes. We also eat fruit most days.

TJBM has gotten off of the sugar wagon too.

canidmajor's avatar

Nope. I have it in my coffee every morning, if I have sweets, they have sugar. I hate the aftertaste of most artificial sweeteners.

TJBM brushes their dog outside in the late winter so the other critters will have good nesting materials.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

No, I have a cat not a dog, and I don’t brush her except with my hand when I watch clouds of hair come off her. I have to vacuum every other day, and I pick up mounds of cat hair in various places and put them in the trash.

TJBM is dreaming of a vacation.

janbb's avatar

April in Paris…....

TJBM just ordered some gifts for someone.

KRD's avatar

Yep. For Fluther.

TJBM is cleaning the house.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Trying to clean just enough to say I’m cleaning. Otherwise realistically, I am a functioning slob…
Aaachoooo….TJBM is already fed up with pollen this year…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yuppers, highest level of pollen this early in any year . . .

TJBM has a new mattress and foundation ! We just replaced 16 year old “lumpy” mattress; both wife and I are happy with new one.

KRD's avatar

The new bed is so nice!

TJBM is doing spring photography.

NoMore's avatar

Nope. No energy. TJBM has nothing going on today.

cookieman's avatar

I wish. I haven’t had a nothing-to-do day in a very long time.

TJBM enjoys a good brunch.

janbb's avatar

As long as I don’t have to eat any egg dishes!

TJBM is reading a good book.

SnipSnip's avatar

I just finished a good book that I started about four times. I just was out of the reading mood. Then I saw the movie on Netflix and liked it. I finished the book a couple days ago. Where the Crawdads Sing

TJBM always wears underwear when they go to the doctor.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Well yeah, don’t everyone?
TJBM sleeps naked.

canidmajor's avatar

Nah, it’s too cold in my house.I get up to pee and would freeze!

TJBM is having pasta for dinner.

bob_'s avatar

Nope.

TJBM is tired.

KRD's avatar

Not too tired but I’m still going to not do much.

TJBM is hungry.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Indeed. Got a pizza ordered right before I checked Fluther.
TJBM is thinking about trying a new activity this spring/summer.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Sort of..definitely something I have never done before!
TJBM Is about to explode waiting for spring to get HOT!

NoMore's avatar

Yup, had it with this cold ass weather. Let’s heat it on up. TJBM has too much fun on Fluther.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Oh yeah, you guys ROCK even the crazy ones. Maybe they’re the best! :D
TJBM Has a big weekend planned!

NoMore's avatar

Afraid so. A lot to do this weekend. TJBM would rather sit on the porch, drink coffee, and watch the world go by.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Sometimes on a lazy summer evening it’s nice to watch the cars and people go by.
TJBM Has a favorite place to go swimming.

NoMore's avatar

I do, but it’s a bit of a drive from where I live. Port Aransas. A ferry ride away from Aransas Pass on Padre Island. TJBM has a favorite summer hang out as well.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I must confess, I do. Veteran jellies may recall me mentioning the Edisto River. Blackwater through dense Swamp. Most of it is only a couple feet deep, and it’s nice and cool year-round, even in July and August. It’s great for me and my canoe.
TJBM has used a human powered method of transportation before.(Like my canoe, or kayak.)

Patty_Melt's avatar

https://youtu.be/xt0V0_1MS0Q

TJBM is taller than six feet.

SnipSnip's avatar

Oh no…I’m a shortie.

TJBM knows someone who has been over 100 lbs overweight at some point in his or her life.

snowberry's avatar

Oh yeah.

TJBM loves salty snacks.

bob_'s avatar

Eh, more of a sweets kind of guy.

TJBM has a movie they can see over and over without getting bored.

janbb's avatar

Casablanca – Just saw it again last week!

TJBM has either had too much or too little snow this winter.

KRD's avatar

We had a lot of snow.

TJBM is watching a movie tonight.

cookieman's avatar

I am?! Ooh, thanks for telling me. Now, what’s the name of the movie??

TJBM would greatly benefit from having a personal assistant.

NoMore's avatar

No, they’d only get in my way. TJBM is having a relaxing weekend.

Dig_Dug's avatar

If picking on republicans is relaxing then..sure!
TJBM knows when to say NO!

NoMore's avatar

Depends on what I’m saying no to. TJBM does not imbibe in alcoholic beverages

snowberry's avatar

Correct.

TJBM doesn’t like cigar or pipe smoke.

Dig_Dug's avatar

You got THAT right! I wish all tobacco was eradicated from the planet.
TJBM wishes that also.

NoMore's avatar

No, need to have my occasional cigar before bed time. Smoke on the porch anyway,. Not inside the house. TJBM enjoys a glass of milk before bed.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Only when I was really little, with a touch of honey.
TJBM remembers something silly when they were very young.

KRD's avatar

After a long, hard day working, I was the only one who was able to play hard. I was jumping of a stage and sliding down a makeshift slide. Everyone else was either sleeping or about to.

TJBM is making a movie.

MrGrimm888's avatar

That’s possible. A movie I am not aware is being filmed.
TJBM didn’t miss the rare @bob_ sighting from a jelly above me.

NoMore's avatar

Don’t know that @bob_ feller. TJBM is taking a short road trip today

bob_'s avatar

@NoMore Hello, I’m @bob_, nice to meet you.

Nah.

TJBM usually showers in the morning.

NoMore's avatar

I always shower on the third Monday in leap year, whether I need to or not. TJBM knows @bob_

chyna's avatar

I know Bob! TJBM Is sick of rain.

canidmajor's avatar

We really haven’t gotten too much recently, but we have a Nor’Easter coming in which should change my mind and make me hate it.

TJBM won’t bother with the Oscars tonight, and just enjoy tomorrow’s highlights.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Oh no! Oh! Give me that red carpet! I want to see the gowns! What man will wear a daring tux?

TJBM set their clock the wrong way before going to bed.

janbb's avatar

Nope. I didn’t set any last night but still got to the church on time, but not to get married!

TJBM likes live theater.

NoMore's avatar

I think I would, if I could ever see one. Preferably a Shakespeare play. TJBM prefers Hollywood over Broadway.

canidmajor's avatar

Not actually a competition. I love live theater, I love movies. The media are so different that I don’t put them in the same category.

TJBM likes to feed the wild birds.

janbb's avatar

Only if it’s tuppence a bag!

TJBM is about to go offline.

KRD's avatar

Once I get the circumnavigation award.

TJBM is resting.

Brian1946's avatar

True, except for my fingers and eyes.

TJBM can identify the poster of the first TJBM thread.

canidmajor's avatar

Do I remember correctly that it was @Amwiser?

TJBM has had both rescue dogs and puppies.

janbb's avatar

I think it was SuperMouse actually.

And no to dogs or puppies.

TJBM is heading out for the afternoon.

snowberry's avatar

No, I don’t plan to.

TJBM has a biggish project in the kitchen.

canidmajor's avatar

Revisiting that was fun!

TJBM misses a boatload of those jellies!!

Brian1946's avatar

@canidmajor Did you post in that thread, using a previous username?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TWO boatloads

The Jelly below me missed that TJBM the first time.

canidmajor's avatar

@Tropical_Willie and @Brian1946, awww, that would be telling!

TJBM is all squared away with their taxes.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Yes, and I got my refunds.

TJBM is just starting something that they’re nervous about.

KRD's avatar

I did help premiere a movie I helped made last night.

TJBM is having pizza.

cookieman's avatar

Sadly no. I miss pizza. Stomach issues keeps me away from it.

TJBM loves Italian food.

NoMore's avatar

I do. A little high dollar in my area though. TJBM is having a good evening

MrGrimm888's avatar

Trying to. My mind is spinning though.
TJBM has been thinking about some things too deeply, and other things not enough…

janbb's avatar

Always!

TJBM is getting a late start today because of the time change.

cookieman's avatar

True. I woke up an hour late for a breakfast get together.

TJBM wears only white underwear.

Brian1946's avatar

Almost. I also wear gray u’wear sometimes.
When I’m wearing my anti-Superman suit, I wear green Fruity Looms over my yellow tights! ;-D

TJBM sees a green tornado in my avatar.

KRD's avatar

You bet @Brian1946! it is so cool.

TJBM is having a hard time with the time change.

canidmajor's avatar

Not so much in the spring, but in the fall it hits me very hard.

TJBM prefers the beach to the mountains.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

We have both. My knees won’t allow me to do strenuous hikes, but I do enjoy walking on paths in the mountains. I get to the beach occasionally. I do love it.

TJBM just doesn’t understand.

NoMore's avatar

I don’t understand the fascination that some Repubs have for Trump. TJBM will enjoy warm and sunny weather today.

canidmajor's avatar

Nah, we have a Nor’Easter coming in, wreaking havoc with the pressure and promising crappy weather for everybody.

TJBM’s dog is a highly sensitive security professional…who never seems to shut up.

snowberry's avatar

She actually rarely makes any noise. In fact my husband taught her to bark and growl when she plays.

TJBM has an unusual pet.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Not exactly unusual. I have a cat, but it’s an unusual color. She’s calico, but she’s mostly white.

TJBM is wanting to say no.

snowberry's avatar

Nothing that I can think of.

TJBM likes fruit and chocolate together.

janbb's avatar

Just ate a handful of raisinets!

TJBM is waiting for a Nor’Easter coming in tomorrow.

canidmajor's avatar

It has already crippled me up pretty good, glad I got my errands done today!

TJBM has got plans to see an old friend soon.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I was just thinking I need to reach out to a friend I haven’t seen for several months to invite for tea.

TJBM is not sad they don’t live where there are Nor’easters.

NoMore's avatar

No,
I’ll pass on that stuff. TJBM actually enjoys cold weather.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Mmm hmm. In the coming months, God will turn the thermostat to “burn in Hell.” Cold weather is waaay easier. You can always add more clothing. You can only take so much off.

TJBM doesn’t understand why girls want to go to the beach so damn much, when they never get in the water. As if the Sun doesn’t work anywhere else…

NoMore's avatar

Guess they want to take it slow, down in Cocamo? TJBM would to their own sail boat.

SnipSnip's avatar

Huh?

TJBM had at least a partial scholarship for college.

NoMore's avatar

Own their own sail boat. Stupid typos

snowberry's avatar

I wish.

TJBM loads up on the mayo when they make a sandwich.

Forever_Free's avatar

Indubitably

TJBM lost power in this storm also.

snowberry's avatar

No. Not really a storm here, but it is cold.

TJBM has a birthmark.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Two as a matter of fact.

TJBM has lived in a city or town that was founded more than 300 years ago.

canidmajor's avatar

Yup! Where I live now was established in 1639.

TJBM has lived in a place that is over a mile high.

janbb's avatar

Nope – flatlander all my life.

TJBM is hunkering down while the Nor’Easter blows through.

Forever_Free's avatar

Indubitably. 20” of snow so far. Power is out since 3am. Wind whiling now.

TJBM loves their Wood Stove

snowberry's avatar

Absotutely!

TJBM likes corned beef hash.

chyna's avatar

Oh my gosh, NO. That would be food mixed together and touching.
TJBM loves 70’s music.

canidmajor's avatar

Yeah, I’m a geezer, I loves me some geezer tunes.

TJBM loves diner food and culture.

Forever_Free's avatar

Who in their right mind doesn’t love diner food!!!

TJBM loves diner food for dinner.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 AM !

TJBM remembers the first time they went to a real diner, I do it was when I was 13 and we just moved from West Coast to East !

KRD's avatar

Yep I went to a formal dinner awhile back but I can’t remember all what happened.

TJBM remembers a fun time we had.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Do I ever, I just got out of JAIL!
TJBM hates jail.

Forever_Free's avatar

Hey, 3 square meals a day and a roof over your head beats living under the I70 overpass

TJBM has been set free before.

snowberry's avatar

Absolutely! It never gets old.

TJBM has also been set free.

Forever_Free's avatar

Hence my Handle @Forever_Free

TJBM loves “free stuff” on the side of the road.

raum's avatar

I’m a sucker for items left on the curb.

TJBM makes a mean banana bread.

NoMore's avatar

No but my DIL does. TJBM is exhausted today.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I was but not now!
TJBM makes their own tacos.

Forever_Free's avatar

Heck Yeah! And a mean Salsa Verde

TJBM is honoring Taco Tuesday!

Dig_Dug's avatar

Green salsa! yum :p I’ll be right over!
TJBM Has a plane to catch!

KRD's avatar

No I don’t. I Wish I did.

TJBM is having a hard time sleeping.

NoMore's avatar

Yeah, need a firmer mattress. TJBM is in a good mood today.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I am. I’m getting ready for the good freshwater fishing that comes with April.
TJBM likes fishing…

canidmajor's avatar

Nope. I can’t quiet my brain enough to enjoy it. I tried for years, couldn’t do it.

TJBM needs to keep moving to relax.

Dig_Dug's avatar

You know me too well.
TJBM Needs music nearly all the time to keep from going crazy!

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. I’m not that dependent on music.
TJBM has a guilty pleasure.

snowberry's avatar

Not guilty, but I do like it.

TJBM has a bird.

SnipSnip's avatar

No, but I see lots of big birds, like eagles, every day flying way up in the air….it looks like such fun.

TJBM’s pet has been attacked by a bird.

Forever_Free's avatar

yes. A lovely red-tailed hawk

TJBM is digging out of the recent storm

snowberry's avatar

Nope.

TJBM chews their food carefully.

Forever_Free's avatar

I’ll answer after I am done chewing

TJBM is having car troubles

chyna's avatar

Tire pressure was low this weekend, but I inflated them with air and I’m good to go.TJBM is thinking about what they want for lunch.

canidmajor's avatar

Yeah, I’m already impatient!

TJBM is deciding to buy starts for their little garde instead starting everything from seed this year.

KRD's avatar

I’m going to try and get a baby fly trap instead of growing it from seed. We get a billion flies in summer.

TJBM is planning for summer.

NoMore's avatar

Not really, I just roll with the flow. TJBM is taking a drive in the country today.

Forever_Free's avatar

HA! I can’t even get out of my driveway after 32” of snow.

TJBM is dreaming of an island vacation.

janbb's avatar

Oh yes! Want to be on a beach with pool boys bringing me Pina Coladas!

TJBM is having pizza for supper.

KRD's avatar

I am this weekend.

TJBM is having some good breakfast on Saturday.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^(FYI. You can get a few varieties of carnivorous plants, like a Water Wick, at a Lowes or maybe other home improvement store’s. Even Walmart has some.)
Breakfast on Saturday? Probably a Strawberry Max Protein Ensure, mixed with 2% milk. 30 grams of protein, 25 vitamins and minerals, but only 1 gram of sugar and 150 calories. I hate preparing food, and I developed a habit of drinking one meal a day, since I was 17 years old. Right now. I can’t beat MPE, at $12 a four pack. $3 for breakfast, and I can work while drinking it incrementally? Winning!...

TJBM eats while doing stuff…

Dig_Dug's avatar

Never, I eat only one meal a day and that is normally after 3pm.
TJBM has a strict meal plan.

snowberry's avatar

No, but I need to pay attention.

TJBM has eaten dog food before (as a small child I used to).

RocketGuy's avatar

No, but my dog has eaten people food.

TJBM has jumped out of a perfectly good plane before.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Oh God No! You’re lucky to get into a perfectly good plane.
TJBM Has thought about scaling a mountain.

NoMore's avatar

Hell to the no. TJBM likes camping.

bob_'s avatar

Nah, fuck camping.

TJBM had a nice lunch today.

NoMore's avatar

PBJ sandwich and coffee. TJBM skipped lunch.

snowberry's avatar

Pretty much.

TJBM keeps plants in their house.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Artificial plants, cats would kill real ones :(
TJBM just schooled someone.

janbb's avatar

I don’t even know what that means!

TJBM loves movies.

snowberry's avatar

I’ll take ‘em or leave ‘em.

TJBM likes burnt toast.

Forever_Free's avatar

Never

TJBM like burnt marshmallows when they make smores.

bob_'s avatar

Hard pass.

TJBM likes to cuddle.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Only when I’m not gassy…
TJBM has a Dutch oven…

canidmajor's avatar

3 or 4, actually. Bread, soups, casseroles, always going on in my house.

TJBM has worked in bars and hates hates hates St Patrick’s Day, especially when it’s on a Friday. And don’t get me started on March 17 on a Friday with a full moon! Ack!!

KRD's avatar

I have never worked in a bar before.

TJBM is doing something for St Patrick’s day.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Yeah I’m doing something by staying home. To many crazy’s out tonight drinking their green poison.
TJBM Will stay sensible tonight.

NoMore's avatar

Have to, no choice. I’m Irish and I love Saint Patrick’s Day. But I have to work while my boss stays home and gets shit faced. Good guy but an a hole at times. Enjoy that Irish whiskey ass clown. TJBM hates snakes knows Saint Patrick banished those stinking reptiles from Ireland.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I just saw a joke were St. Patrick goes on a date with Medusa. She is bald. lol!
TJBM knows a good joke.

bob_'s avatar

I have a joke about my dick… but, nah, nevermind, it’s too long.

TJBM likes to dance.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I like to move it move it…

TJBM will is wearing green…

canidmajor's avatar

The only green on me is a frog tattoo.

TJBM isn’t wearing green.

NoMore's avatar

I am.. TJBM will bend sn elbow tonite

snowberry's avatar

My elbows always bend, thank goodness!

TJBM is eating gourmet.

NoMore's avatar

I’m eating PBandJ again. Simple to pack along to work. TJBM plans to Fluther all night.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I don’t know about that I get kinda sleepy after 10 pm.
TJBM has a dirty mind.

snowberry's avatar

Naw. I just washed and dried it 5 minutes ago!

TJBM has been bitten or stung by an exotic bug or animal.

NoMore's avatar

Got stung by a damn fuzzy caterpillar once when I was mowing the lawn. Must have fallen off a tree. TJBM has never been stung by a wasp or bee.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I wish I could say that, I’ve been stung by both. Thank goodness I’m not allergic.
TJBM Liked to climb trees when they were young.

NoMore's avatar

I did. Trees, dirt piles, anything I could find. TJBM is afraid of heights.

Dig_Dug's avatar

OMG YES! Even watching a video or TV.
TJBM jumps when there’s a loud noise.

Brian1946's avatar

Not quite- I flinch.

TJBM likes avocados.

chyna's avatar

I don’t like green food. But, I met a fellow jelly in person at least 10–12 years ago and she made an awesome guacamole dip. I really liked it and still do to this day. The jelly was @marina.
TJBM has met a jelly in real life.

snowberry's avatar

Yes, 2 of them!

TJBM loves any kind of pie.

NoMore's avatar

Not really. Chocolate, egg custard, and lemon merengue are my favorites. Can’t beat ‘em with a stick. TJBM wishes we could have a jelly get together in real life.

Jeruba's avatar

I do. And we do, a few at a time, here and there. If ever I’m bound for Texas again, I’m going to look for you.

TJBM is a long way away from “back home.”

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Couple thousand miles “back home” !

TJBM got a memory book from “back home”, my wife gave me one that has maps of the city I used to live in.

snowberry's avatar

Well we do have lots of scrap books full of pictures, including one of my childhood.

TJBM will tell us what’s in your favorite breakfast meal.

flutherother's avatar

Oats and milk

TJBM has a guilty secret.

Forever_Free's avatar

Several.

TJBM can’t keep a secret.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I’m a steel trap. SNAP!
TJBM LOVES when the sun comes out.

Forever_Free's avatar

OMG YES!!!!!!! I Love Ella’s version of it
:p

TJBM will never be the same.

NoMore's avatar

Never be the same, from what? TJBM is experiencing more cold weather.

SnipSnip's avatar

We don’t have cold weather here. We are all exited because we are going to have a few days of 60s and 70s. That’s our winter.

TJBM is watching the Kansas Arkansas game.

NoMore's avatar

I wish. Wife is watching a Hallmark flick and I’m stuck like Chuck. And the grands accidently broke the screen on our other TV. TJBM is having a good weekend.

Dig_Dug's avatar

So far so good. Listening to music right now.
TJBM, Like me has never gotten Perfecto-Fish

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SnipSnip's avatar

I have no idea.

TJBM has had a battle with a utility company. (Who won?)

Dig_Dug's avatar

Yes I have and I WON!! YAY!!
TJBM Has lost a fight :(

NoMore's avatar

I suppose. A few fights anyway. In my younger days I was a bit of a wild man, woke up in the morning more than once with my face rearranged. TJBM avoids trouble.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I do. It’s just that troubles find me.
TJBM knows things.

canidmajor's avatar

Yup. I knows lotsa things. Weird things. Cool things. Useless things.

TJBM wants to fall into a pit of puppies.

chyna's avatar

No. Puppies are awful. Puppies suck. If I keep telling myself that, maybe I’ll stop looking at getting a puppy.

TJBM loves HGTV shows.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Uhgggg! I gotta stop watching those shows, they give me too many ideas!
TJBM Puppies…puppies….puppies…puppies… :D

NoMore's avatar

No go on pups. Have two demon cats as it is. One of them just jumped up on my recliner with me and scratched the crap out of my arm. TJBM likes dogs and cats both .

longgone's avatar

Yep. Cats are soft and playful. What’s not to like? Dogs are my soul animals, though. There’s an excellent specimen snoring on my leg right now, and another across the room.

These last few days, I’m spending most of my time with amphibians because I’m helping the toads and newts cross the road to our pond. If you’re in toad country, please drive sloooowly.

TJBM has a favourite amphibian, and will link to a picture.

snowberry's avatar

There’s too many to choose a single one!

I love tree frogs! Here’s one of my favorites. He’s so pretty! https://www.thesprucepets.com/american-green-tree-frogs-as-pets-1236810

TJBM has eaten chocolate covered ants.

NoMore's avatar

Hell to the no. TJBM wouldn’t touch the stuff.

canidmajor's avatar

I have, and bees and crickets, too.

TJBM will be baking on this last day of winter.

SnipSnip's avatar

Nah.

TJBM has backup discs for their PCs and laptops. (Can you guess what I’m now doing?)

Forever_Free's avatar

several.

TJBM bought something new yesterday.

NoMore's avatar

A new X Box game for the grands. Kept them entertained all night. TJBM is tired of cold snaps.. Enough!

KRD's avatar

You bet!

TJBM is excited for summer

NoMore's avatar

I am indeed! Never been a cold weather fan. TJBM is also excited and happy about something.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I am just floored about Wulfie and his delusions, I can’t stop saying WOW!! LOL!!!
TJBM Wants SUMMER so bad they are about to faint!

NoMore's avatar

Summer has to get here one day. Don’t it? TJBM has a road trip planned.

snowberry's avatar

No.

TJBM has really old Christmas candy they still use as decorations.

NoMore's avatar

Oh no. We do hang candy canes on the tree each year but the grands eat them up before Christmas arrives. TJBM is looking forward to Easter.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I did when I was younger. Now it’s more about the chocolate! :p
TJBM Would give it ALL up to be 20 again!

NoMore's avatar

Oh hell no. Old age doesn’t bother me. I was a wild man then and lucky I’m still alive lol. TJBM says you’re only as old as you feel.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Dang, I’ll need to get a fake ID then!
TJBM Still has their fake ID.

MrGrimm888's avatar

No federal, or state fraud here…

TJBM is as clean as the preacher’s sheets…

Dig_Dug's avatar

Laugh out LOUD!
TJBM Has been hitting the sauce this weekend, a little too much! ;)

NoMore's avatar

Not me, been working all weekend. Don’t drink much any more anyways. TJBM had to much fun this weekend.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Well, yeah kinda… I do have more fun when you are around. (giggle)
TJBM Likes to cut loose sometimes and don’t care what they say! :D

NoMore's avatar

Well thanks for the kind words! I do like to cut lose sometimes. Not like in the day though. TJBM loves to Fluther.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yeah I do. Otherwise why do you think I’m here?
TJBM has the same hobby ;)

NoMore's avatar

Pretty much. Now I need a coffee break. TJBM will relax with a beverage as well

Mimishu1995's avatar

Sure! I’ll lie here on the beach with you, with a cocktail in my hand.
TJBM will come to our party.

NoMore's avatar

Yeah! I want a beach party with Dig and Mimi. TJBM will attend.

snowberry's avatar

Absolutely! I’ll bring a big umbrella and a cooler full of food!

TJBM knows how to play in the snow! lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eYLtDNbOFY

Forever_Free's avatar

Yes and done so since I was in diapers.

TJBM is a double agent for something or someone.

NoMore's avatar

You guessed it. I’m agent 55 Deep State. My cover is spreading anti trump agitation as an agent for the Dems, but I really work for Fox and Carlson. Proving that Jan 6 wasn’t a revolt but tourist walk thru of peace and love Proud Boys with unicorns and pretty rainbows. TJBM wonders who blew my cover.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

. . . _“the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said “Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera“_ Simon and Garfunkel

TJBM remembers the song “America” by Simon and Garfunkel

canidmajor's avatar

Bookends was a great album for road trips.
Damn, I’m old!

TJBM remembers road-tripping with cassettes recorded off of vinyl.

KRD's avatar

Not really.

TJBM likes outdoor sports like hunting and fishing.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’m very supportive of both but I don’t spend time doing either one.

TJBM has been held captive by March Madness.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I don’t even know what that is, unless it’s going crazy waiting for spring!
TJBM Does Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!

NoMore's avatar

I don’t know what THAT is. March Madness is college basketball playoffs. TJBM is watching some TV tonight.

snowberry's avatar

No. That’s hubby’s strong suit.

TJBM likes no, loves sauerkraut!

Dig_Dug's avatar

I have some but I’m afraid to try it.
TJBM Has never called 911.

NoMore's avatar

Only once on my job. Guy was trying pick up a back hoe after hours and job Super wants no one on site after six. Deputy set him straight. TJBM is having a nice evening.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Oh yep, just filing my nails, putting out a couple fires and talking to you :)
TJBM is happy, happy :D

bob_'s avatar

No.

TJBM misses someone.

chyna's avatar

I miss my dog.
TJBM is sitting in front of their fireplace.

Dig_Dug's avatar

@chyna (((HUGS))) I am sad now.
TJBM will give me a hanky..

chyna's avatar

Here’s your hanky.
TJBM is planning their vacation now.

NoMore's avatar

Not likely. Have to postpone a bit. TJBM has seen the Grand Canyon.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes, five times going back to 1954. Both North and South rim.

TJBM can find the North Star (north hemisphere) or Southern Cross (south hemisphere)

Dig_Dug's avatar

Not from where I’m at, too much light pollution. I can’t hardly see any stars.
TJBM Has a favorite picnic spot.

NoMore's avatar

Yup Lake Georgetown in the Austin area . Favorite summer spot. TJBM has a favorite summer hang out as well.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Carolina Beach can be a fun spot but only if I’m in the neighborhood.
TJBM is wondering straps or strapless?

NoMore's avatar

Strapless woo hoo! TJBM says I’m about to get booted for out of line remarks

Tropical_Willie's avatar

NAA

TJBM can read braille

Forever_Free's avatar

Only a little bit.

TJBM can’t decide between boxers or briefs.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I can, and have. Knit boxers for me.

TJBM has seen huming birds this year…

snowberry's avatar

No. It’s still too cold. It was snowing 2 days ago!

TJBM likes to try exotic and hard to find restaurants.

canidmajor's avatar

Used to, but a dicey gut makes me cautious now.

TJBM donates blood regularly.

Forever_Free's avatar

I do. Platelets mostly. It is not as prevalent post COVID.

TJBM is figuring out what to wear today.

Dig_Dug's avatar

One of my short work-out shorts, but which top is the question..?
TJBM has got a tough day at work.

Forever_Free's avatar

^^ wear one with a funny logo or saying. Let us know.

A normal day at work and a filled day with classes. The gym and then the hot-tub is in my evening future.

TJBM is a fan of Sly and the Family Stone music.

SnipSnip's avatar

Yeppers

TJBM has experienced pain so severe that no sound came from your wide opened mouth as you screamed.

bob_'s avatar

No. I’ve been kicked in the balls, though, which I imagine is pretty close.

TJBM has coffee every day.

NoMore's avatar

Of course. Can’t beat it with a stick. TJBM is sipping coffee right now.

bob_'s avatar

Indeed. Cheers!

TJBM regularly reads the news.

NoMore's avatar

Used to, my dad always gave me his Time and Newsweek mags after he finished them. After he passed away I was too cheap to get my own subscription. Get my news online now. TJBM keeps up with news in some fashion.

SnipSnip's avatar

Somewhat. I try to read the headlines daily and read what I feel I need to or find interesting. When it becomes a daunting task, I take a 7-day break and read nothing called news.

TJBM has had joint replacement surgery.

Forever_Free's avatar

No, I have not, nor ever broken a bone.

TJBM has an issue with the amount of clothing they own.

NoMore's avatar

Nope. Just a jeans and t-shirt man. When it’s hot as hell in the summer I run around in shirtless hillbilly mode. I don’t give a crap.TJBM is not a big clothes person either.

bob_'s avatar

Yep, particularly since I still work from home, my daily uniform is shorts and a shirt, instead of the prepandemic usual of a suit.

TJBM likes to go to bed early.

KRD's avatar

Weekdays, yes, weekends, no.

TJBM likes doing a lot of fun stuff on weekends.

NoMore's avatar

When I can. Usually work weekends though. TJBM would like to go camping in a National Park .

Brian1946's avatar

I enjoyed it when I did it, but now I have other priorities.

TJBM has at least one at-home test kit for Covid.

I don’t, but I ordered 4 of them earlier today.

chyna's avatar

I have several. As a matter of fact, I’m sick today and just took the Covid test. Awaiting results.
TJBM has never had covid.

Dig_Dug's avatar

YAY! I never had it and have all my shots and boosters and have several test at home too.
TJBM Will say “Hump Day” to someone today!

bob_'s avatar

Nah.

TJBM has a favorite pizza place.

NoMore's avatar

Prefer brisket. TJBM loves pizza.

snowberry's avatar

No. It gives me indigestion. I’ll pass.

TJBM needs a nap.

canidmajor's avatar

Omigod, yes. So much birthday revelry, exercise, to rich food, and late night phone convos!! Ugh.

TJBM just can’t boogie oogie oogie like they used to.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I love working out, Can’t wait to get to the gym every day!
TJBM is a workaholic!

NoMore's avatar

Negatory. I love to work at nothing all day. TJBM will watch Survivor tonight.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Oh jeez, I almost forgot I’ve been so busy. YES!
TJBM Just made a cup of coffee.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not yet.

TJBM has all natural unfooled-around-with (other than plucking the few hairs that strayed from the rest) eyebrows.

raum's avatar

Yeah, my eyebrows just do what they do.

TJBM will tell us about the last three photos that they took on their phone.

SnipSnip's avatar

I have never taken a photo with my mobile phone. Phone. I talk on it occasionally; that’s it. If I want to take photos I use a camera. The camera eye on my mobile has electrical tape on it so when I accidentally hit the camera button I just see black.

Dig_Dug's avatar

TJAM forgot TJBM…must be an age thing. I hope he don’t tell me to get off his lawn?
TJBM Loves his/her lawn.

Brian1946's avatar

I love it this year because of all the rain we’ve had. My place is like an emerald mini-isle!

Also, my lawn is multicultural; in addition to the green grass, there are some plants that have lavender flowers, and others that have yellow ones.

I’m sure @raum‘s fungus forest is challenging that monstrous mushroom mass in the Pacific Northwest, for the World’s Largest Organism crown!

TJBM has been below sea level. If you’ve ever swam in an ocean or a sea, then you’ve probably been below, unless you’re freakishly buoyant.
If so, what was/were the occasion(s)?

Forever_Free's avatar

The ocean is in my front yard. Everyday that I surf I inevitably go below sea level.

TJBM is already tired of this day.

NoMore's avatar

Don’t know haven’t had my coffee yet, grumpy now. TJBM can shove it. I’ll apologize after I’m caffeinated ; )

Dig_Dug's avatar

Please don’t tell me to “shove it” especially after reading Organism (above) because I read that as orgasm..(red faced)
TJBM is embarrassed.

NoMore's avatar

I am, and I apologize. No aspersions on your chastity was intended. I own myself a swine, unworthy of female company. TJBM will now indulge in hot black coffee.

KRD's avatar

No. I don’t drink coffee yet. I need to find a way to keep it from tasting bitter.

TJBM is learning how to make games.

SnipSnip's avatar

Well, no I’m not learning that. I love to learn, but haven’t tackled that yet.

TJBM is exhausted after having a real ordeal to work through.

NoMore's avatar

Nope. Chilling and watching TV. TJBM is busy tonight.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I’m busy keeping these TikTok ads off my YouTube videos tonight. jeez!
TJBM Is wondering what to mess up now?

NoMore's avatar

Nah. Going to bed in a bit. Dog tired and bone weary. TJBM will be up late tonight.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I am, don’t know why I just logged back in. I’ll pay for it tomorrow :(
TJBM will be late for work or school.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No work today.
TJBM wants to skip work/school.

Forever_Free's avatar

nope. Last 2 weeks of the semester. Too close to the end.

TJBM is going to a wedding in the near future.

bob_'s avatar

Nope.

TJBM will be traveling in the near future.

NoMore's avatar

Nope. TJBM has a summer vacation planned.

SnipSnip's avatar

Nothing out of the country.

TJBM worries that he or she may acquire a disease through his family line.

KRD's avatar

I’m not to worried. Yet.

TJBM is making @bob_ a sandwich.

snowberry's avatar

Sure! I assume you want everything on it @bob_?

TJBM needs new socks. What color?

NoMore's avatar

White. To match my red neck and Blue Ribbon beer. TJBM is tired this afternoon.

canidmajor's avatar

Yeah, just waiting to get back out in the garden and do some digging in the dirt when it warms up.

TJBM wants to get their hands dirty.

Dig_Dug's avatar

That would ruin my nails!
TJBM Would rather burn a MAGA hat than wear one.

KRD's avatar

I’m not going into politics today.

TJBM is cleaning their room.

snowberry's avatar

Always.

tjbm isn’t very tall.

NoMore's avatar

About 5’8” I believe. TJBM is about to hit the hay.

KRD's avatar

Nah. It’s 9:00AM I’m not going to bed this early or is it late?

TJBM has snow.

snowberry's avatar

I wish, but my name does.

TJBM likes stinky cheese.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Started eating Limburger and Gorgonzola in 3rd grade. Still do . . . .
TJBM has a shopping list and trip planned this afternoon.

canidmajor's avatar

Not so much a list, but hoping to hit the farmers market tomorrow where I can get the stinkiest of stinky cheeses that I’ve ever had. I can never remember its official name, but they know what I mean when I ask for the “stinky poop cheese”.

TJBM is hoping for sunshine tomorrow.

SnipSnip's avatar

I live in the sunshine state….I get more than enough want it or not. :)

TJBM hates infinite scroll.

Brian1946's avatar

Partially true, in that I prefer pagination.
However, I avoid long scrolls by jump scrolling.

TJBM can name the thread with the longest scroll time.

Dig_Dug's avatar

This jelly has no idea? But I love infinite scroll! I don’t have to stop and click.
TJBM Has a Poker Face.

NoMore's avatar

I have a sleepy face. TJBM was up and at ‘em early today.

Brian1946's avatar

True, but after I party and scarf, I’ll be down and away from ‘em later today; i.e., I’ll be outta their sight, man!

TJBM is familiar with some 1960’s or So Cal surfer lingo.

Dig_Dug's avatar

What ya mean like ya know I was hella stoked like watchin that wave so gnarly!
TJBM can google just about anything!

NoMore's avatar

Yup, enjoy it too. Google is your friend. TJBM is a computer whiz.

Brian1946's avatar

Nope. I think I’m computer literate, but that’s about it.
IMO, someone who can replace computer hardware, and write and fix code is a whiz.

TJBM is a Cheez Whiz! ;p

snowberry's avatar

Ick! That stuff is horrible! Give me a lovely sharp cheese any day!

TJBM agrees.

NoMore's avatar

I do. Cheese any other name is still cheese. But Cheez Whiz? Gag a maggot. TJBM loves cheese burgers. Can’t beat ‘em with a stick.

snowberry's avatar

My cheese burger days are over, unfortunately.

TJBM has been to the zoo lately.

canidmajor's avatar

Ha! Yes. My daughter took me to the zoo for my recent birthday, it was a gorgeous day and a joyful outing.

TJBM likes museums.

snowberry's avatar

Yes!

TJBM has had many different kinds of pets. Tell us.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I’ve had dogs, cats (still) ,mice, hamster, guinea pig, chickens, goat, pony and even ants if you count an ant farm.
TJBM may have grown up on a farm.

NoMore's avatar

Nope, military brat here grew up on bases for the most part. TJBM is a country girl /boy though.

Patty_Melt's avatar

During my early years.
I wish we lhad never left. It is super hard to get back the me the mental, physical capacity after getting citified.

TJBM snacks on Reese’s peanut butter baking chips.

NoMore's avatar

Haven’t heard about them , but I do like the peanut butter cups. TJBM eats cookie dough.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I heard cookie dough can give you a trip to the hospital.
TJBM don’t like the hospital.

chyna's avatar

I actually work at a hospital, but I don’t like being in the hospital as a patient.
TJBM is needing to get a gift for someone, but can’t figure out what to get them.

Brian1946's avatar

Nope.

Actually, it was TJAM, who gave me an idea on how to dispense with such balderdash several years ago.

TJBM can surmise how 99% of the Earth’s gold, sank to the center of the planet billions of years ago.

snowberry's avatar

It did?

TJBM understands TJAM.

Brian1946's avatar

According to a factoid I read in a quiz from Yahoo news, it did.

If it’s true, I think I do.

Billions of years ago, Earth’s surface was mostly molten.
Because it this comparatively liquid state, gold and I guess other denser materials such as basalt, sank through our planet’s outer layer.

TJBM has heard of cold welding in outer space.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I haven’t. Is it different from melding?

TJBM is not easily perplexed…

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have become less perplexed by things as I get older, but there are still things that will get me perplexed, if I don’t have experience with it.

TJBM enjoys listening to science facts.

SnipSnip's avatar

Sure.

TJBM has had the pleasure of swimming with manatee, dolphins, or other fabulous water animal.

Brian1946's avatar

No, but swimming with a whale shark or sea turtle is on my bucket list.

TJBM has swam in an alpine lake.
If so, which one?

SnipSnip's avatar

We swam in an alpine lake in California many years ago. I don’t know the name, but it was beautiful there. We were backpackers back then. I have spent time in Geneva Switzerland twice, but never swam in the stunning lake there.

TJBM is stunned by the increase in the price of insurance renewals right now.

NoMore's avatar

No kidding. I’m stunned by prices on everything today. TJBM has played the new game Would You Rather.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I haven’t played it yet but it looks like it will be fun.
TJBM Listens to the Go-Go’s.

Forever_Free's avatar

My Lips are sealed!

TJBM is in an argument with someone currently.

NoMore's avatar

Negatory. TJBM dislikes arguing.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Ain’t that the truth! sorry
TJBM Has run away from a fight.

NoMore's avatar

Never. TJBM likes to shoot pool.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I do. I’m probably average.

TJBM enjoys other parlor games…

Dig_Dug's avatar

I used to throw darts, does that count?
TJBM could do pool trick shots.

KRD's avatar

No. I suck at pool.

TJBM like mini golf.

Forever_Free's avatar

Its ok, but prefer full swing golf and pool.

TJBM is a fan of hockey

Brian1946's avatar

Not really. I kinda follow it when the Ducks and/or the Kings are doing really well, so I was a homer fan in 2007, 2012, and 2014.

My interest would resume if there was an apparent chance of a Canadian team winning the Stanley, which hasn’t happened in almost 30 years.

TJBM can name the subject of the following lyrics:

There’s a man in the funny papers we all know
He lives way back a long time ago
He don’t eat nothin’ but a bear cat stew
Well, this cat’s name is….
He got a chauffeur that’s a genuine dinosaur
And he can knuckle your head before you count to four

He got a big ugly club and a head full of hair
Like great big lions and grizzly bears
He’s the toughest man there is alive
Wearin’ clothes from a wildcat’s hide
He’s the king of the jungle jive
(Look at that cave man go) (Scream)

NoMore's avatar

Ally Oop – An oldie and Goldie. TJBM says the Monkees were ok.

snowberry's avatar

I never paid much attention.

TJBM eats too much junk food.

Forever_Free's avatar

I eat zero junk food. (pass me another piece of fruit)

TJBM heard the recent Reggie Jackson Interview or saw his Documentary on Prime

SnipSnip's avatar

I have not seen it.

TJBM is fanatical about detail cleaning keyboards, calculators, phones, remotes, etc.

KRD's avatar

I like to keep stuff clean

TJBM is getting ready for Easter.

NoMore's avatar

Yeah! My favorite holiday. Kiddos have fun and it’s much cheaper then Christmas. TJBM is a fan of the Easter Bunny as well.

SnipSnip's avatar

There is a place on Easter Sunday for children to enjoy the fun stuff, but the day is a religious one and, for us, the focus remains there. We do have a fantastic egg hunt. :)

TJBM is feeling relief for solving a pressing issue.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I’m still upset about the shooting
TJBM Will have a good day tomorrow.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes that is the plan !

TJBM can play more than one musical instrument ! Ukulele, guitar and drums for me !

NoMore's avatar

Can’t play anything other than air guitar. TJBM has a good singing voice.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Can sing three part harmony since I was 8 years old ! Got paid for it in 1960s and 1970s.

TJBM has some work scheduled to done on home.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Don’t, but should. Right now, my focus is on getting my canoe and fishing gear straight. I think my trailer has had it. Gonna have to use a much bigger trailer I have. Maybe I should acquire another canoe, with the room the new trailer would have…

TJBM is watching the entertaining Warriors v Pelicans game…

SnipSnip's avatar

Nope.

TJBM is waiting today for a visitor of some kind…friend, inspection, repair person, etc.

NoMore's avatar

Waiting on our oldest grand son to come help us move to another house. TJBM hates to turn on the news these days.

Dig_Dug's avatar

You know it! I’m really wondering about living in this world.
TJBM Wishing for better days.

MrGrimm888's avatar

“I ‘wish’ I was the verb to trust, and never let you down.”..
Pearl Jam (Yield.)...
I don’t wish so much, as strive.

TJBM knows that “when a moment comes along, either the moment defines you, or you define the moment!”…BOOYAH!

Dig_Dug's avatar

WOW, that is deep! I needed that :)
TJBM Has renewed faith!

KRD's avatar

I have faith!

TJBM had a bad night.

NoMore's avatar

Not at all. TJBM is cheerful today.

Dig_Dug's avatar

I want to be, I really do. At least the sun is out.
TJBM Will hug their children extra tight today!

Forever_Free's avatar

1000 times power.

TJBM got a great dose of Vitamin D sunshine today!!

Dig_Dug's avatar

I had to just sit and think or try not to.
TJBM Promises to have a better day tomorrow!

MrGrimm888's avatar

I seldom make promises. But I promise I’ll try…

TJBM couldn’t live in a world without music…

raum's avatar

I could. But it’d be a sad world without music. :/

TJBM prefers sunsets over sunrises.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’m equally thankful for each of them.

TJBM has lived where it was dark for a short time each night.

KRD's avatar

No.

TJBM wants to help a friend.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I do. But the friend’s situation is so messed up I’m not sure how I can help.
TJBM has a helpful story :)

Patty_Melt's avatar

I like to believe all my stories are helpful in some way, but I’m not sure I am good at contriving a story helpful in some specific way.

TJBM enjoys star gazing, not with thoughts of gods, or aliens, or if the universe is expanding, but for the simple, majestic beauty of their presence.

Mimishu1995's avatar

My area is infected with light and tall building so star gazing isn’t an option. So I substitute it with videos about the universe. They have been really helpful for me to understand the universe and the beauty of it.

TJBM marvels at science.

SnipSnip's avatar

Sometimes. Other times it just agrees with my assumption.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TJAM missed something . . . . . . . wonder what it was ? ?

TJBM has a package that they need to drop off at Post Office. See ya later.

snowberry's avatar

Nope, not at the moment.

TJBM loves sweets.

SnipSnip's avatar

Sorry, I do this more than most I think. Oh well. Keep telling me. :)

SnipSnip's avatar

I do love sweet but don’t eat sugar.

TJBM is in an area that needs rain desperately.

NoMore's avatar

I am indeed. But not unusual for Centex. TJBM is sick of rain.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Rain is cool with me. In moderation…
TJBM feels the same about brutally sunny days that are coming…

Mimishu1995's avatar

True. It’s getting hotter here. Soon I won’t be able to function without air conditioner.

TJBM prefers the heat than the cold.

NoMore's avatar

No way. I’ll take the heat any day. Never been a cold weather fan. TJBM will go either way in weather.

Forever_Free's avatar

Yes, North, south east or west. I will go any direction in the weather.

TJBM knows that happiness is a warm puppy.

SnipSnip's avatar

Happiness comes in many forms from many sources.

TJBM still has some articles of clothing he or she had in high school.

raum's avatar

My oldest has been wearing a flannel I had back in middle school.

TJBM likes introducing their favorite books to their kids.

canidmajor's avatar

I do, but my 34 year old has always had slightly different tastes in reading. Where I like Science Fiction, she likes Fantasy; where I prefer stories of women as non-combatants (spies, resistance fighters) in WW2, she is drawn to women as private investigators or special detectives in modern times. I am glad to have passed on the love of reading.

TJBM plants herbs every year both for medicinal and culinary purposes.

SnipSnip's avatar

No, I don’t do that.

TJBM has a recurring itch that, at times, drives him or her up the wall.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Indeed. I have the reoccurring itch, to ger in my canoe and paddle off. Never to be seen again. Perhaps start a new life in New Zealand?..
TJBM sometimes tires of their country’s BS…

Mimishu1995's avatar

True. There is a reason why I stopped following news on FB. It’s full of drama and fighting. Sometimes people even create their own drama for 1 second of fame. I’m hopelessly stuck under a rock now, but I maintain my mental health.

TJBM lives under a rock.

SnipSnip's avatar

Hardly. I do love being alone in silence though. Like right now!

TJBM has cared for someone going through radiation treatments and/or chemo.

canidmajor's avatar

Yes, if by “cared for” you mean been supportive and helpful, run errands/shopped for/taken to appointments. I have not been a full-time caregiver for anyone in that situation. But the good news is that most of us haven’t needed full-time care, just kindness and people helping out.

TJBM is a cancer survivor.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Twice, it had metastasized. Then four months of chemo. (Gained 15 pounds by having a fourth meal most days, couple of slices of pepperoni pizza and a Heineken Dark beer.)

TJBM has to go shopping for bird food and treats for backyard critters.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I actually do. I have two feeders, and I could only fill one this morning. Got to order more. I had plenty in both, but a squirrel decided to redistribute the seeds. Also got a humming bird feeder. I’ve seen a few of the mostly green ones with red cheeks, so far.
Most people hate squirrels for getting into things. I don’t.

TJBM takes the good, with the bad…

NoMore's avatar

That’s all you can do, just roll with the flow. TJBM has beautiful weather today.

snowberry's avatar

I have bBbBbbbBbBbBbBBBBB bees!

TJBM likes bees too.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Love ‘em. Worry about them.

TJBM likes peanut butter and ________ sandwiches…

NoMore's avatar

Jelly. For sure. TJBM prefers ham and cheese.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Pastrami and Swiss please !

TJBM is going to make a hamburger casserole for dinner this week.

snowberry's avatar

Hmmm, sounds yummy!

TJBM isn’t in the mood to…

MrGrimm888's avatar

Ain’t in the mood for no bullshit….

TJBM has to deal with too much bullshit…

SnipSnip's avatar

I have an invisible bullshit shield, so this isn’t a big problem for me.

TJBM has some unique solutions that involve plastic sandwich bags.

snowberry's avatar

In a pinch you can use them for decorating baked goods with icing. Snip off the corner and an icing tip fits nicely in the hole, then fill with icing, and decorate.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Aaaaaaannddd?

snowberry's avatar

Aaaand TJBM will forgive my mistake above. ;)

MrGrimm888's avatar

Ask, and you shall receive:)
Tis water under the bridge.

TJBM doesn’t blow stupid shit out of proportion…

Patty_Melt's avatar

Welllllllll, if we’re being honest, sometimes, but not as a regular thing.

TJBM has premonitions.

Forever_Free's avatar

Yes I do.

TJBM has crossed a hiking path with a bear.

snowberry's avatar

No, but my family members have.

TJBM used to make mud pies and other delicacies when they were little.

NoMore's avatar

Don’t we all? Played a lot of cowboys and Indians too. TJBM has happy memories of childhood.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Running free in Los Angeles suburbs in the 1950s.

TJBM remembers learning to ride a bike.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do. I was four or five. My father was running along holding the bike. When I realized he had let go I panicked and ran in a huge bush. The handle bar went into my neck up near the glands you can feel under the back of the jaw. I was in the hospital for a while and that’s all I remember. That is enough. One of my daughters just could not learn to ride a bike. We all tried over and over. When she was a freshman in college she called one night and said Guess what? I’m a bike rider!!! I’m not sure I have ever heard her so excited.

TJBM has a “learning to ride a horse” story.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Hey @Patty_Melt ! Wus tha bizness?

Horse. I learned that you have to be a dick, to the animal nice enough to carry you places.
I’d rather ride a steel horse anyday…

TJBM prefers riding a sofa…

Forever_Free's avatar

Only while riding tandem.

TJBM is currently having a disagreement with someone close to them.

NoMore's avatar

No. TJBM is having trouble contacting Social Security.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’ve never had a problem contacting them.

TJBM is competitive in most everything he or she is involved.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Absolutely!
If you’re not first, you’re last.
The last football game I played, I tore my ACL, MCL, and destroyed a bunch of stuff in my right knee (used to be my good leg,) on the second play of the game. I subbed out for a few plays off and on. But I played the whole game. NOTHING CAN STOP ME!!!!!!!

TJBM is not short on self confidence…

Forever_Free's avatar

An understatement.

TJBM knows what note the blue note is.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’ve only heard of it in reference to a jazz label and other jazzy stuff.

TJBM has sued a physician and/or medical facility.

snowberry's avatar

I’ve sure thought about it, but it was too stressful.

TJBM likes to read the back of cereal boxes.

SnipSnip's avatar

You should meet my husband.

TJBM prefers a stand-alone answer machine on their phone rather than voice mail.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Have both for home phone line, if I’m on the phone the telephone company records the message.

TJBM is planning a short trip this week / weekend !

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. But a long one to Montana in a few weeks.

TJBM has never been to Montana.

canidmajor's avatar

Nope, I used to drive through often and camp in a younger day, in recent years (well, pre-pandemic) I was going often to Billings.

TJBM has lived in more than 5 states.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

If you include TDY (temporary duty) 6 states and Puerto Rico.

TJBM has the A/C on in the house.

snowberry's avatar

Not today, but hubby had it on last week. I ended up wearing a heavy sweater so he could think about being cool in the summer. smh

TJBM has kept bees.

Forever_Free's avatar

No, but I am looking into it this year

TJBM wears slippers everywhere

SnipSnip's avatar

No. I don’t have any slippers. I’m barefoot at home and wear flip flops when I go out. If my feet get cold during our 3-days of cooler weather winter, I just put on socks. I also own a pair of Isotoner ballet slipper slippers (I forgot about those). I can’t remember when I last wore them.

TJBM has never had a pedicure.

snowberry's avatar

Probably once, sometime. Obviously it wasn’t memorable.

TJBM looks for healthy snacks when the urge strikes to snack.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. I drink about 12 oz if water and take a walk for 15 minutes. Distraction works for me.

TJBM can fall asleep anywhere.

SnipSnip's avatar

Pretty much, if I’m sleepy. Even if not sleepy I can fall asleep easily if I just lie down.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TJAM . . . . oh well, easily distracted

TJBM can hear three different lawnmowers running in their neighborhood !

NoMore's avatar

Earlier this morning l could. TJBM says it’s just that time of year.

MrGrimm888's avatar

It’s fucking ridiculous. The grass here grows like 2 inches a day or something. So. You hear mowers, weedwackers, and other trimming equipment constant. Especially in the morning, before it gets too hot.
Summers here are extreme. Hurricane season is coming soon. It’s like more than 5 months. Goddammit it’s amazingly beautiful though…

TJBM has to deal with extreme an extreme climate. But they “ain’t never scared.”...

longgone's avatar

Hm, no. I think the climate here (Germany) is almost as moderate as it gets. We do have fairly regular thunderstorms, and high winds seem to have become more frequent. Last year, there was flooding that did great damage (not to me personally). But overall (for now), this is a place of few weather extremes. Which is not to say it’s always pleasant. Winter is very grey, the days can get as short as ~8 hours of light, and it rains a ton. This time of year, it’s good. Not too warm, not too cold, and every morning feels fresh and smells like Summer. Tomorrow, I’m planting flowers.

TJBM has something enjoyable planned for tomorrow, too.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do have plans for tomorrow. I don’t expect sheer enjoyment but it will probably be a nice day and I will have fulfilled an obligation.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Aaaaannnddd?....

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@MrGrimm888 . . . oh well, they are easily distracted ! AGAIN

TJBM had chicken for dinner tonight.

snowberry's avatar

Nope. Leftovers from a too-big breakfast.

TJBM is a sugar hound.

NoMore's avatar

Nope way to rich for me. TJBM has a camp out planned.

snowberry's avatar

Not really, but if things continue as they are, we might be anyway.

TJBM has trained an animal before (dog, horse, etc).

canidmajor's avatar

Bunches of dogs, all my life. I get a bit lazy with my personal dogs, now, but nobody dies so it’s OK.

TJBM just has no desire to go out into the rain for fun anymore. (It’s pretty soggy, here)

Forever_Free's avatar

Out puddle jumping and getting my Jeep dirty already today in the rain

TJBM eats all their vegatables.

snowberry's avatar

Not the ones I seem to have become sensitive to.

TJBM is looking forward to…? What?

Forever_Free's avatar

Playing Guitar everyday.

TJBM has had some amazing oysters recently.

Brian1946's avatar

Almost, but they all flew away!

TJBM has a tune they like, that was played before they were born.

For me, I have to go back to Greensleeves and Taco Bell’s Cannon up D Major… ;).

MrGrimm888's avatar

“You’ve got to hide your love away.” The Beatles.

TJBM is a student of music…

SnipSnip's avatar

I no longer study music.

TJBM doesn’t wait for St. Paddy’s day to enjoy corned beef.

Forever_Free's avatar

Not a fan of meat.

TJBM has many computers

Brian1946's avatar

Yes, one for each head.

TJBM will attempt to view the Northern Lights tonight.

Forever_Free's avatar

Perhaps. Seen them many times. If it happens it happens.

TJBM loves Monday’s

Brian1946's avatar

Sometimes. Seen them many times. If they happen, they happen.

TJBM has never left the troposphere.

snowberry's avatar

I have flown in a jet high above the troposphere, so, no.

TJBM knows how to work with metal.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’ve created a few interesting pieces with paper clips but that’s about it.

TJBM would not even consider stopping at a little hut on the side of the road selling boiled peanuts, and purchasing a bag.

MrGrimm888's avatar

It’s one thing to be indifferent about the amazing, magical, miracle of the Northern Lights. Quite another to be dismissive of the far superior boiled peanut spots. Those damn boiled peanuts have brought more Northerners down here, than summer.

Can anyone guess what happened when one of my roommates tried to make jalapeño boiled peanuts once…
Hint. It rimes with, we made industrial strength mace. We all had red eyes, and sore lungs for days…

TJBM knows that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions…..

Mimishu1995's avatar

I know it from my own experience. Too many people being fooled by “nice” offers. Sometimes they even have their life ruined. Sometimes they are already ruined but can’t get out because they are too deep into it or they are afraid of losing their “nice offers”. It’s good to keep your wit above you.

TJBM knows scams by looking at them.

Forever_Free's avatar

Yes. I can even spot junk mail before opening.

TJBM is on a first name basis with their mail carrier

Brian1946's avatar

I think I am. According to my next door neighbors (The Marvelettes), his name is Mr. Postman.
He calls me Occupant, which is my name IRL. ;)

TJBM can name a Motown tune that they like.

SnipSnip's avatar

I can give you a list. How Sweet it is, My Girl, Tracks of My Tears, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and on and on.

TJBM puts restaurant flatware through a rigorous sight and touch test before using.

canidmajor's avatar

Nope, a cursory glance works for me. If I didn’t trust them to observe basic cleanliness procedures, I certainly wouldn’t trust them to prepare my food.

TJBM will be remembering Harry Belafonte with great respect and fondness today.

Forever_Free's avatar

With every Banana I eat.

TJBM is primed to break out!

snowberry's avatar

In song!

TJBM sings in the shower.

SnipSnip's avatar

Sure, sometimes.

TJBM considers himself or herself to be an expert in more than one field.

Forever_Free's avatar

Yep, I am a polymath.

TJBM had to look up polymath.

SnipSnip's avatar

No. I used to go to a website where one of the member userid was Polymath. It was appropriate.

TJBM misses a past employment situation.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. I may miss the people and the energy of a former situation.

TJBM will miss James Corden when he ends the Late Late Show

NoMore's avatar

No never watched it. Haven’t had much interest in late night tv since the Johnny Carson era. TJBM never cared for Letterman or Leno either.

Forever_Free's avatar

Letterman yes. Never cared for Leno. A good friend dated Leno’s sister awhile back. Met him back in the 80’s at his family home. Was not impressed by his pompous nature even then.

TJBM has an appointment they are not looking forward to.

SnipSnip's avatar

Yes. But like everything else, it will come and it will go.

TJBM will not touch a canned onion ring. (like me)

MrGrimm888's avatar

I love onions. Why go canned? They’re cheap, and great.

TJBM likes to eat a few big slices of White, or Vidalia onions. But. For some reason, not red/purple onions…

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t eat raw onions, but I can eat a skillet of caramelized ones. (not greasy though)

TJBM has experienced ocular migraine..

MrGrimm888's avatar

Maybe once. I think I lucked out in the headache department. From what I observe, people often have debilitating headaches. I can only speak for myself, but the headaches I have don’t seem as awful.

TJBM wants to see just how long we can keep this thread going…

NoMore's avatar

Yeah I’d be interested to see that, just for kicks. TJBM concurs with that.

SnipSnip's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Ocular Migraine doesn’t mean headache, even though a headache can accompany the other symptoms.

Sure, I don’t care how long they get.

TJBM woke to telephone calls advising tornado warnings in the the early hours of today. It was a scary few hours here.

Forever_Free's avatar

No, but i was up all night for a work project.

TJBM is truly relaxing today.

SnipSnip's avatar

Yep, that’s the plan.

TJBM spends time at home in the nude.

snowberry's avatar

No! That’s way too chilly! i wear multiple layers and i just started the wood stove.

tjbm thinks toasty is a wonderful thing.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not today.

TJBM has become a member of an organization just to get the sign-up bonus.

snowberry's avatar

Nope. I try never to do that.

TJBM has a garden. What’s in it, or what will go in it?

canidmajor's avatar

It’s been really too wet and chilly here to get started, but I can’t wait! I’ll be doing beans and peas (which never make it inside, I eat them as I pick them!) and herbs in pots on the deck, and tomatoes and eggplants and peppers of varying kinds in my big whiskey barrel pots. This year I got lazy and will be doing all from starts.

TJBM gets excited because Tuesday is traditionally New Book Day, when new releases come out.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I was not aware there was a New Book Day. I don’t typically read new stuff. I definitely pick up a copy of a book from my favorite authors, if I notice them.

Most of my books came from a book trading store. I didn’t use the internet so much until the last 11 years. Now, I can find almost any book I’m looking for. I have a specific online thrift book store. I just bought “Too Fat to Fish.” It was a brand new hardback. It has a permanent sticker that says $24.95. I got it for like $5! I also got a huge hardback of 7 Jules Verne novels in one book. Only $9!

TJBM loves a great deal…

SnipSnip's avatar

You bet I do!

TJBM never turns on a television unless there is something he or she is going to actually watch.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. I’m into a lot of sports. So I love listening to morning shows about professional sports. At night I currently will turn on the TV, to watch the NBA playoffs.

TJBM likes watching movies based on books. But they think that the books are usually exponentially better…

Forever_Free's avatar

10 to the 5th power better

TJBM is exponentially better as a person today than they were 10 years ago.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Hopefully so. You think so?
TJBM will tell me your opinion.

NoMore's avatar

You’ve always been ok with me so can’t comment. TJBM needs some sleep.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. I got 8 solid last night.

TJBM connected with a relative for the first time in over 10 years recently

SnipSnip's avatar

No.

TJBM has experienced a “frozen” joint.

snowberry's avatar

Yep. My chiropractor put me back together.

TJBM is a coffee freak.

NoMore's avatar

Oh yeah. Drink wayyy too much coffee. TJBM likes it as well.

SnipSnip's avatar

All day long.

TJBM has had to hire an attorney to get a fair settlement from an insurance company.

NoMore's avatar

No. TJBM will bed down early tonite.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I sleep in random cycles. 3 hrs here. 2 hours there.
TJBM loves omelets anytime…

SnipSnip's avatar

Yes. That is the dinner plan for tonight. One egg with two addition whites, spinach, mushrooms, and swiss cheese. Add two slices of toasted homemade bread.

TJBM doesn’t eat alone in restaurants.

NoMore's avatar

No. Usually have wife and grands with me these days, prior to that I’d usually have a date. Eating alone is boring. TJBM agrees.

SnipSnip's avatar

No. Eating alone is not boring to me but eating alone in a restaurant is not even comfortable to me. I eat alone at home often.

TJBM has wondered why kids wake with gooey stuff in their eyes, but adults don’t (as far as I know).

MrGrimm888's avatar

Cuz kids are gross… They just are…
TJM makse typng arrors…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Knot ussally but sum thymes eye mach arrows two.

TJBM is in a silly mood

Patty_Melt's avatar

No. Normally, that is true for me, but the past several weeks I have been feeling increasingly dismal. This is in large why you haven’t been seeing me on Fluther.

TJBM has at some time been traumatized so severely they could not be convinced to move.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Sorry to hear that Patty. And yes. When I was in liver failure I was really sick once. I woke up tied down to a hospital bed, in the dark. I was left there for a couple days. I was occasionally visited by a nurse that didn’t seem to speak English. She just serviced my NGTube. I was covered in my own piss, and so much shit in my diaper I couldn’t move my bowels. After a couple days, they pulled my tube, untied me, and spray washed me like a seal. I could go into more detail. Buy I won’t. I was so traumatized I could barely function for a few days. The event is considered part of why I’m diagnosed with PTSD.
To this day, I can’t go to sleep without thinking about waking up like that at least once…

TJBM can survive anything, and come back for more…

Brian1946's avatar

Nope. This is a posthumous post. ;)

TJBM can name the tune with the following lyrics:

There’s a port, on a western bay
And it serves, a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors, pass the time away
And talk about their homes
And there’s a girl, in this harbor town
And she works, laying whiskey down
They say…fetch another round
She serves them whiskey and wine….

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Brandy just saw that on another site.

TJBM remembers “77 Sunset Strip”.

canidmajor's avatar

Ooooh, Edd Byrnes! Much pitter-pattering of my little heart!!

TJBM has a chainsaw.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes but haven’t used it in 30 years.
Had an accident over forty years ago, almost cut my left thumb off. Surgeon that sewed me up – - we had his dog at our house for ten days, he he picked up Riley at 10 AM, I was in Emergency Room at 3:30 PM

TJBM said “Hi” to more than one neighbor today and a police person for extra credit ! (I did today) !

longgone's avatar

No police officers, but five neighbours. One of whom, incidentally, lost the top joint of his left thumb in a chainsaw accident. The tragic part is that he asked his wife to drive him to the local hopital rather than calling an ambulance. They didn’t know about another nearby hospital, one that specializes in hand surgery. The paramedics would have taken him straight there. Apparently, there’s a chance the thumb could have been fixed by the specialists.

He can still repair anything and continues to work with his chainsaw to build sheds with solar panels on the roof, patio furniture, treehouses, and other fun stuff.

TJBM likes to create as well.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I do! My entire existence is to create. I have created many things, from stories, drawings, craft things… if only they have some useful application…

TJBM sometimes feels like they waste their time.

Forever_Free's avatar

Not anymore

TJBM is TJAM

Mimishu1995's avatar

True this time!
TJBM has an interesting hobby.

SnipSnip's avatar

It’s interesting to me, of course.

TJBM has assisted with the roundup of a herd of animals.

NoMore's avatar

No, but I’d like to. TJBM has assisted at a rodeo.

snowberry's avatar

Well I have picked up some trash and helped out by buying a ticket.

TJBM is re-thinking some choices they made.

Forever_Free's avatar

Indeed

TJBM is traveling a long distance this month.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not extremely long…about 400 miles.

TJBM is bothered by a barking dog in hearing distance from home.

snowberry's avatar

It happens. I have noticed that people who allow their dogs to bark are usually not the nicest folks.

TJBM is planning to go out to eat. Where?

NoMore's avatar

Maybe a sea food place, we haven’t quite decided yet. TJBM likes Long John Silvers.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes, but he told me we have no future together.

OMG Grimmy! Give me names, and where are they!?!

TJBM would be drastic at least once to retaliate for a loved one.

NoMore's avatar

I’ve been drastic more times than that that to protect loved ones. My dad’s step mom had the audacity to make dad carry groceries up two flights of stairs at her apt once. He was old. And in bad shape and didn’t need that shit. I called her and read her the riot act. TJBM has done something similar.

snowberry's avatar

i have. I wish it could have been otherwise, but there didn’t seem to be any other options.

TJBM remembers when.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not sure to what you are referring, but I have a great memory, so…..if it happened I most likely remember it.

TJBM keeps thinking nothing else can surprise you, but alas…......................

Forever_Free's avatar

No. I know that the moment I start thinking that was it will happen.

TJBM loves sitting in the dark.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I do. Sitting in the dark brings a strangely calm feeling to me. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to do that as a child because my parents thought it was weird.
TJBM likes strange things.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Patty. Love ya. I decided to let karma do it’s thing. If I was the type to go back to that ER and kill lot’s of those bastards, I deserve worse than being tied down. But. Thanks yo.

Strange things? Those are the best! Unless I get bumped by one on a “girl” I’ve been dancing with all night…~

TJBM cand find humor in any situation…

SnipSnip's avatar

Yes, it is a strength.

TJBM has brought a medical malpractice action in the past.

NoMore's avatar

No. Always had good and competent doctors. TJBM is not litigious.

snowberry's avatar

Nope.

TJBM had some good news today.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m starting to get a little of my motivation for drawing back after a while of self-doubt and discouragement. Is that good news?

TJBM knows what litigious means.

NoMore's avatar

Yup, so sue me. TJBM says it’s time for sleep.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Nope. I woke up today to some crazy man trying to steal my duffel bag off the back of my wheelchair.
I’m wide awake now.
TJBM wants to trade the big box for curtain #2.

NoMore's avatar

Come on downnnnn!!! TJBM likes day time TV.

Forever_Free's avatar

Let’s Make A Deal out of it.

TJBM prefers going North over going South

SnipSnip's avatar

It depends on where I am at the moment of decision.

TJBM has been called a smart ass and wears it with pride.

NoMore's avatar

I have and I do. TJBM prefers the label “sarcastic” over “smart ass”.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’m skilled in knowing my audience. Being highly skilled in using and understanding others’ sarcasm is a sign of intelligence. The Israeli research along with others, including Harvard’s, are mentioned in this article. https://www.yourtango.com/2015272644/sarcastic-people-are-smarter-says-science

TJBM just doesn’t like green apples but likes the red ones.

Brian1946's avatar

Wrong.

TJBM knows the Chippewa word for “large lake”.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No, but I know the English word for that :)
TJBM knows too.

snowberry's avatar

The English word for large lake…I don’t know, other than large lake…inland sea?

TJBM likes peanut butter.

SnipSnip's avatar

Only the ones with no ingredient list other than “roasted peanuts.”

NoMore's avatar

TJAM forgot TJBM. Too busy eating peanut butter I’d bet.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

^^^^Both TJAMs forgot . . . .

TJBM won’t forget ! !

NoMore's avatar

I did, oh the shame! I must remember not to forget. It was all @SnipSnip fault! TJBM will make note of that.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I’ve been keeping track. But. A violation, is a violation.
Your declaration of having an accomplice, will be duely noted….

TJBM can’t waste their time following “rules.”..

Brian1946's avatar

The Chippewa word for “large lake” is michigan.

NoMore's avatar

TJBM says mystery solved. I’ll be ding danged.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I’ve been lots of things. Not sure about ding danged.

Years ago I was traveling down a dirt country road, on the way to work. A minivan approached coming towards me. There was plenty of room for us to pass each other, but the minivan stayed it’s course and I ran off of the road into a ditch. I rolled my window down, to see WTF. The driver of the minivan was a woman. She told me I was driving too fast. My eyes searched my upper eye sockets, as I contemplated what had just happened. I said “so you ran me off the road, because I was ‘going too fast?”
She said “yes. Don’t you see the speed limit sign?” And she pointed to a 15mph sign not far away. I looked at the sign. Back at her and said, well I can’t repeat what exactly I said. It involved not one, but two uses of the “c” word. Her jaw dropped and I tore out of the ditch, spraying her minivan with dirt and rocks from under my truck “SPEEDING away.”
I could tell, by the look on her open mouthed stare, nobody had ever spoken to her like that before.
I continued tearing up the road all the way until I got to the paved road. Later that night “something” happened to the 15mph sign too.

TJBM has been been the first to tell somebody off, in just the worst way possible. But it was SO deserved, SO appropriate, and SO worth it. SO worth it, it made the thing that upset them in the first place worth it…

SnipSnip's avatar

No, I cannot say that.

TJBM has wished someone a happy mom day today.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes I did, the lady who presented me with a lovely lavender and pink rose.
TJBM will tell us their favorite flower, and are they growing any of that flower.

Forever_Free's avatar

Hydrangea’s and roses. Yes and Yes

TJBM plans on going back to bed.

SnipSnip's avatar

I actually went back to bed today just because.

TJBM is finding more and more apparent price fixing.

NoMore's avatar

It’s been going on in the petroleum business for years. TJBM is having a nice evening.

Forever_Free's avatar

A wonderful evening was had. Star Gazing in the Hot tub, Music and reading after.

TJBM is in desperate need of something today.

SnipSnip's avatar

Nope….not today.

TJBM regrets agreeing to help someone with a project.

Brian1946's avatar

Not recently.

The last time I regretted making such an agreement was 50 years ago, when I agreed to help this guy set up his water bed in 1973.

TJBM remembers when they got their last Covid shot.

canidmajor's avatar

Easy to remember, 9:45 this morning. Wondering if I will feel crappy tomorrow, as I do after every boost.

TJBM’s dog is starting to get goony with the coming of summer.

snowberry's avatar

My dog doesn’t get goony (she’s quite elderly now) but the family calls her a fluff assassin, especially this time of year.

Oops!

TJBM used to sneak spoonfuls of ice cream from the freezer.

SnipSnip's avatar

Used to?

TJBM is doing volunteer work today.

Brian1946's avatar

Nope.

TJBM can name the legendary being who pulled the Hawaiian Islands out of the ocean.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t know, but I guess it has something to do with the movie Moana.
TJBM can name a song that started out as a prideful song but was then destroyed by greedy corporation.

SnipSnip's avatar

I imagine that is a long list.

TJBM doesn’t appreciate “thought I’d just stop by” company.

snowberry's avatar

Huh?

TJBM brushes their dog’s teeth.

SnipSnip's avatar

@snowberry Have you never had someone stop by your house without calling first saying…......I was in the neighborhood and thought I’d stop by. Seriously?

SnipSnip's avatar

No dog, and ewe.

TJBM is looking forward to tomorrow.

NoMore's avatar

Not really doctor appt. early. TJBM hates Doctor visits.

snowberry's avatar

My current doctor? I adore her. Not so much the others.

@SnipSnip if it happened, I can’t remember it.

And our vet suggested brushing our dog’s teeth to prevent us having to pay big bucks to have her teeth cleaned under anesthesia.

TJBM has heard of brushing a dog’s teeth.

NoMore's avatar

No. TJBM is enduring a stormy night.

snowberry's avatar

It did rain last night; I even heard the rain hitting the windows a few times.

TJBM loves to shop.

SnipSnip's avatar

Wrong! I am the original online shopper, but I used catalogues, mail, and phone.

TJBM always brushes the tongue along with teeth.

Forever_Free's avatar

Indubitably

TJBM knows of alternative uses for dental floss.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I do. Girls wear it as “bikinis” here… Minty!
TJBM doesn’t think there’s ever a reason for a man to wear a bikini…

snowberry's avatar

Ew! I hope I never see it!

TJBM is a bird watcher.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Right out my back windows..

TJBM puts out seeds for the birds.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do not.

TJBM has been a victim of mistaken identity.

snowberry's avatar

Someone stole our credit cards once, but thankfully that’s it.

oopsie

TJBM doesn’t like bar soap.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I wouldn’t say I don’t like it. I get sick of chasing it around the tub. It seems to get soft after only half It’s uss.I use body wash now. It’s easier to put on my bath brush. I am pretty rough with my skin. My back LOVES a good back scrubbing. A girl who will give me random back scratches gets extra credit in a relationship…
I do have some form of nostalgia for the old days, when my soap was a conglomeration of many older/smaller bars if soap…

TJBM enjoys a really hot Epson salt bath soak, after exercising…

SnipSnip's avatar

No. After exercising I go into a cool shower. I’ve never bought Epson salt for anything.

TJBM’s home has a skylight and he or she loves it, or maybe not.

NoMore's avatar

Naw. I installed one in an apartment once but my upstairs neighbors went ballistic. TJBM has a nice street view.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I have a great street view. That is to say, I have no street view. Windows kept covered. When I’m in my home, I don’t like to think about the outside world.

TJBM has a very active neighborhood…

snowberry's avatar

in the summer, it’s noisy with all the tree trimming people and the lawn mowers. Every once in awhile it quiets down and I can hear some neighbors.

oops

TJBM eats a strict diet

SnipSnip's avatar

Nope.

TJBM owns an electric mode of transportation other than a car, such as golf cart, go cart, electric bike or trike, wheel chair, scooter, etc.

snowberry's avatar

Does a boat count? Somewhere I think we have a roller chair such as you use in front of a desk. Haha! imagine using that as transportation!

TJBM hates taking medicine.

SnipSnip's avatar

I think they both count @snowberry

Yep.

TJBM is comfortable putting money in online-only accounts.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I’m not a fan. I use my debit card online. That’s bad enough…

TJBM intends to invest their savings in Dog Coin…

snowberry's avatar

Woof! Grrrr!

TJBM will explain what dog coin is.

SnipSnip's avatar

I have no idea.

TJBM probably does.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Nope. It’s some new “bitcoin” bullshit…

TJBM will trade me their old, useless gold ring, for this outstanding rat’s asshole…
“Trust me.”~

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have this brilliant chickenshit. It’s way more valuable than any gold in the world. Want to trade?
TJBM will trade.

SnipSnip's avatar

Pass.

TJBM gets paid to play a musical instrument and/or sing.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

In the pass, CT, RI, NY and MA

TJBM remembers the Doors and Manfred Mann.

canidmajor's avatar

Vividly.

TJBM is traveling for the long weekend.

SnipSnip's avatar

A day trip on Sunday.

TJBM is a season ticket holder.

snowberry's avatar

season tickets to Fluther!

TJBM likes to fish.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’ve tried to like it but I seem to make too much noise and display other “I’m bored” behavior.

TJBM has eaten an animal which he or she actually caught/killed/cleaned/prepared.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Absolutely. Countless times. Mostly fish.

TJBM believes that things like fishing are great ways to spend time. Especially if it involves going to deep sea, or deep swamp, or somewhere away from society…

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have never gone fishing before. I’m still waiting for someone who will show me the magic of fishing. Maybe you can?
TJBM likes fish.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I like to et fish.

TJBM has left overs to eat for tomorrow.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I don’t want to know what et means ~
And yeah. That’s what the fridge is for.

TJBM doesn’t like to et fish.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Correct. I don’t like to eat fish…
I LOVE eating fish! As much as I could love eating something.
Mimi. I’ll get in my canoe today, and start paddling your way. I should be there in Southeast Asia in about six months… If I somehow survive the trip….

Fishing is exact as you described. “Magic!”
When I was a kid (and still,) there’s nothing more magical than throwing a hook with some insect, or shrimp, or minow on it in the water and then pulling a different animal out! In fresh water, you typically fish very intentionally for each species. You know what you’re probably going to catch. On salt water, you can try for certain fish, but you never know what you will catch. That’s awesome. Well. Usually. It’s not fun bringing a pissed off crab into my canoe with me. I’ve had to battle some big crabs with my paddle, to save my toes… Most salt water fish have teeth too. So we’ll need some good tools to get hooks out, instead of our hands…

I love taking people out in the water, who’ve never been before.
It’s fun watching people experience fishing from a small vessel, for the first time. In a canoe, even a small fish can pull us around and put up a big fight. You always think you hooked a monster. But it’s usually a surprisingly small fish.
Unless we’re fishing in the marsh for Red-tails. Those guys are huge! Just one will feed a few people. I have a decent recipe where I clean them into big slices (not filets, because I leave the scales on and the bones in,) and put them on a grill scale side down. Some good spices and red pepper flakes and a few minutes of careful cooking and it’s great.

Or. Some sheepshead. Another big guy, that feeds a couple people. But they have crazy teeth. You have to get ready for hand to fin combat, if you bring one of those into the boat…

I prefer pan fried bluegills. That’s what I brave our freshwater swamps for here.

You’d have to learn to be calm around big alligators, and snakes though… That’s not easy…

If it were only a perfect world Mimi, I’d take you around our local waterways in my canoe. We’d have a lot of fun, even if we didn’t catch anything.
You’d likely get to get really close to some dolphins, and huge sea turtles. It’s a different experience, in a paddle vessel. No engine, to scare away the shy animals… It always feels like I’m living like I’m supposed to, when I’m in my canoe… Magical indeed…

TJBM has a hobby that can make them feel like nothing else…(nothing dirty, this is a @canidmajor thread ;)...

snowberry's avatar

Skiing allows me to feel a sense of freedom that I’ve never felt any other way. I prefer to go very fast, but I always ski in control. It’s important to not endanger myself or anyone else.

TJBM has skied before.

canidmajor's avatar

In a younger day, I skied both downhill and cross-country. I preferred the latter, it was way more versatile.

TJBM will eat at least one-dog this weekend.

TJATJAM will please explain their last sentence.
(That would be you, @MrGrimm888

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t partake of dog.

TJBM likes to ski…...this time in the water.

NoMore's avatar

Nope. TJBM has big plans for the weekend.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

None . . . !

TJBM likes slow cooked BBQ like pork butt and brisket.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Apologies @canidmajor . I meant that this is your thread, and we shouldn’t make it too explicit. I apologize if I was incorrect in my assumption that you would prefer to keep it relatively clean. I personally was not trying to illicit a moving of your thread in a sexual direction. I was genuinely hoping for something exactly like what @snowberry added… No offense intended.

To TJAM, yes. We love our “pig pickins” where I live.

TJBM knows people that don’t like “bone in” meat…

Brian1946's avatar

Yes- my brother, Kardamom, and Hawaii_Jake are vegetarians.
However, I don’t know any omnivores that only eat boneless meat.

TJBM knows the Algonquin word for “Father of Waters”.

NoMore's avatar

White man float with forked tongue? TJBM can answer that.

Brian1946's avatar

Very close- the word is Mississippi.

TJBM can name an animal that lives only on one continent.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Kangaroo in Australia

TJBM is just chilling this weekend.

SnipSnip's avatar

^^Kangaroo can also be found in New Guinea.

Today. We’re going to the lake tomorrow.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TJAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forgot TJBM !

TJBM has it raining where they are today.

SnipSnip's avatar

No.

TJBM has been invited out of some place lately, like a class, club, restaurant, home, cinema, etc.

Brian1946's avatar

I was invited out of my house last Wednesday, when my wife wanted me to bring some stuff to her vehicle.

If I change the preposition, then she invited me to her SUV.

TJBM will try to give the most incorrect answer to the following question:

Which of these cities is in Hawaii”?

Philadelphia
Honolulu
Los Angeles
Miami
Yourami

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yourami

TJBM can find the North Star or Southern Cross in the sky at night.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I think I could. I use Orion’s Belt, mainly. Just because it’s so prominent in my sky.

I sometimes have trouble telling the North Star apart from early evening planets. Either my eyesight or the pollution is making it harder for me to see if celestial objects “twinkle,” or not… If I know my exact position, like here in my house, I can probably find them. We have dense canopies around my current place. Swamps… So. I mostly can just enjoy what’s directly overhead…

TJBM has a different reason why they can’t see the night sky so well. Light pollution maybe?...

SnipSnip's avatar

We see the night sky beautifully. I’m not in a large city and light pollution isn’t really a thing here. And, so far our vision is still near perfect.

TJBM can see and hear planes going and coming from their home.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

YUP ! recognized corporate jet owned by large paving contractor, helicopter owned by automobile dealer with 11 dealerships in4 states. We are in the flight path for “Life Star” coming into the hospital.

TJBM remembers going somewhere special when they were 6 years old. I remember going to Yosemite. There was a bear that climbed the tree in front of the store. It was forty feet in the air.

SnipSnip's avatar

We temporarily moved in with my grandfather which I thought was truly fabulous. He lived in a duplex. Even more fabulous was that in a couple months we were able to move into the other side of the duplex. Good memories. I didn’t understand at the time that it all had to do with something sad, but in my little world being near PawPaw was grand.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TJAM SKIPPED TJBM
Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TJBM when they shave uses an electric shaver.

snowberry's avatar

Nope.

TJBM eats cereal right out of the box.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Used to. I did that because cereal tasted like snacks. It was so sweet it was hardly a breakfast food. Nowadays I’ve upgraded my cereal to a more healthy one, so I don’t do that anymore.

TJBM is the TJA7JAM and will give us the answer.

Brian1946's avatar

I am, I will, and I just did.
It was hard to scroll with the mouse and count posts, so I used the key instead.

TJBM can tell us what TJA7JAM stands for.

Incoherency_'s avatar

Obviously it’s the screen name of the Hanoi Hip Hopper!

TJBM is TJWWTJAM.

NoMore's avatar

My brain just exploded. TJBM will explain what is going on.

Forever_Free's avatar

There is Jelly all over the room now.

TJBM has returned!

SnipSnip's avatar

Well, yes I have. Thanks for noticing.

TJBM has not returned.

MrGrimm888's avatar

“Return” is a subjective concept.
In many ways, I never left. In many ways, I have indeed returned…

TJBM makes, or combines different things to be useful for their lifestyle.
(I have a backpack attached to a life jacket, attached to a dry box, with a large dive knife attached to the tip of the pack. It’s great for my canoe, snorkeling, river floating, or even traveling during a hurricane.)..

Forever_Free's avatar

Why yes. My Camera, hiking boots, fly rod and waders are always in my Jeep. Great combination for a quick stop when I find one.

TJBM has MRE’s in several places.

NoMore's avatar

I assume you refer to military rations. No, no need. TJBM just woke up.

snowberry's avatar

I feel like it.

TJBM has a passion. Tell us.

NoMore's avatar

Yes, history. I love history and I have a small library of history books. TJBM will reveal their passion for us.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have a lot of passion. I have passion for storytelling, drawing, making crafts, history, psychology, crime…

I just discovered that I have a passion for helping people. I’m playing a game that requires players to cooperate. I actually find joy in helping random people on the tasks, and it’s actually boring to just do things alone by myself.

TJBM will tell us in details about a passion they have.

Forever_Free's avatar

Well not a passion but a lust. It’s a Lust for LIFE!

TJBM drives a GTO

SnipSnip's avatar

No. Never have.

TJBM has never had a car painted and was completely satisfied with the job.

Brian1946's avatar

Yes, I’m very happy with the paint job my car never got.

TJBM would drive a completely transparent car if they paid nothing for it.

MrGrimm888's avatar

The way people drive around my area, you could be tempted to think most vehicles are transparent… I would not drive a transparent vehicle.
One that had a cloaking device so I’m also invisible, would be cool…

TJBM can see through many people… They don’t know if they should be pleased with their abilities to read people, or saddened by the amount of disingenuous, lazy, self-absorbed, entitled, indifferent, sheeople that they try to coexist with…

Forever_Free's avatar

I can judge and read people really well. It is a blessing as I can determine quite quickly who I can spend energy on or with.

TJBM has a new toy that will share details on

longgone's avatar

Yup. I saw a small toy at the grocery store the other day. It’s just a balloon with a face, filled with flour so it’s about as big as an egg. I instantly felt like a kid when I saw it, so I bought it for myself. I’ve been squeezing it, enjoying the sensation. It can be used as a stress ball and is surprisingly addictive. Now I’ve decided to make some with the kids in my life. I have happy memories of doing this when I was little, and it’s really simple.

TJBM would rather have the ability to be invisible than the power of flight, and they’ll tell us why.

SnipSnip's avatar

I’ve always wanted the ability to go invisible on demand. There is no why.

TJBM had a hospital stay as a very young child and the memories are remarkably vivid.

snowberry's avatar

It was pretty nutty too.

I had had my tonsils out, and I was starting to feel well enough to be able to get around if I wanted to. Suddenly I noticed that all the kids who could get up and out of bed were going crazy, zooming around on tricycles, playing with rolls of toilet paper, whatever. There were no adults in sight. No nurses, No parents. This went on for what seemed to me as a long time, but it probably wasn’t.

Eventually the nurses came back, and made us all get back in bed.

TJBM has an interesting childhood story to tell.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Sure. Countless library to choose from…
First time I git the breath knocked out of me…

I was probably 8 years old?

I was at a playground. There were some “big kid” monkey bars. That is to say, they were probably 6–8 feet off of the ground. I think they were like 20 feet long too. You had to climb up a few ladder bars, ti get to the monkey bars. I was pretty tall, for my age (still am.) So. I could jump and grab the third bar. Over a series of hours, I had grown tired of this feet. I went fir the forth bar. Got it! Too easy.
And so. There it was. Not a question. Not a dare. A necessity. I must always push my limits. I couldn’t just go around being a four bar commoner. Nope 5th bar guy. I was a 5th bar guy.
So there I stood. On the ladder, looking at that 5th bar. It was pretty far away. But. I leapt. Stretching out for it, I grabbed it! Such wonderful delight! Victory was mine! I smiled from ear, to ear as my momentum carried my legs forward. At that moment of pure glory, my little sweaty hands slipped off of the smooth monkey bar.
For a moment I was weightless. Falling parallel to the ground. Then I hit, flat on my back, arms still straight up. THUD! My lungs must’ve been full. The impact punched the air right out. I was pretty sure I was dying. I slithered off, in misery. Looking for an adult, to report my unique experience to. Searching for help. By the time I found someone, I was mostly over it…
It was the first time I got my breath knocked out. But. It would not be the last…

TJBM has had their breath knocked out….

snowberry's avatar

I can’t remember the exact details, but I think it was a belly flop into water. It hurt for sure.

TJBM has tasted dog food before (I used to eat the stuff as a toddler). Then my mother switched our elderly dogs over to Gaines Burgers. Our dogs went bonkers for the stuff, and so I tasted it to find out why. They put sugar in it!

So now tell us if you’ve tasted dog food.

SnipSnip's avatar

I have not.

TJBM, like me, has managed to avoid tasting Chopper’s food.

snowberry's avatar

I guess so. I’d never heard of it.

TJBM has a baby in their life.

NoMore's avatar

Many. Two kids, seven grand kids, two great grandkids. TJBM has dealt with that too.

SnipSnip's avatar

Has dealt with what?

TJBM has flown (operated) a helicopter.

raum's avatar

I have not. But my dad was a pilot. And both of my sisters have their pilot license.

TJBM has a license to kill ____.

Incoherency_'s avatar

I think have an implied license to kill any insects get in the way of my car.
However, I’ve found that it’s not the best way to deal with pests in my yard. ;p

TJBM knows where Hadrian’s Wall is.

Brian1946's avatar

It was in your back yard, until you hit it with your car, you insect murderer!

TJBM thinks that Hadrian’s Wall never was in @Incoherency_‘s yard.

Brian1946's avatar

@raum “And both of my sisters have their pilot license.” Did they try to take you skydiving when you were 3 YO? ;-o

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t know, but wait, is Hadrian the name of an insect?
TJBM has a feeling something bigger is going on.

KRD's avatar

My church is going to have a chaotic 50th anniversary

TJBM is going to a pool tomorrow.

Incoherency_'s avatar

“I think have an implied license to kill any insects get in the way of my car.”

Edit:

I think I have an implied license to kill any insects that get in the way of my car.

SnipSnip's avatar

@Incoherency_ Finally someone else forgets to add the TJBM statement.

No, I am not going to the pool today, or tomorrow.

TJBM Is upset over a sad family matter.

Forever_Free's avatar

No, I am happy over a family matter.

TJBM saw the Strawberry Moon this past weekend.

Mimishu1995's avatar

What is Strawberry Moon?

TJBM isn’t a petty person who can’t wait for someone to makes a mistake.

SnipSnip's avatar

True, but if I notice a mistake I’ll likely mention it if I care to. Some mistakes are too trivial and other just beg for correction.

TJBM is enjoying a cool morning.

raum's avatar

@Brian1946 No childhood helicopter trauma to work through! Just wary of small planes because you can feel the slightest turbulence. And I’m pretty risk-aversive. Ha

raum's avatar

It’s actually a pretty cool morning for June. Surprised, but not complaining.

TJBM does not have air conditioning and appreciates all opportunities for cool weather.

Brian1946's avatar

I have AC but I love not having to use it.

TJBM can state a connection between a different expansion of AC and Tesla.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not today.

TJBM has experienced dread of having to do something that turned out to have a fabulous result.

Brian1946's avatar

The AC < > Tesla connection: Nikola Tesla was a proponent of Alternating Current, whereas his primary rival, Edison favored Direct Current for transmitting electrical power.

SnipSnip's avatar

@Brian1946 Forgot something….

TJBM has a new favorite word.

Brian1946's avatar

I did not forget to post a “TJBM….” prompt.

My previous post was an explanation of the connection between AC and Tesla, which I had posted.

It was not a reply to “TJBM has experienced dread….”.

If I had replied to the above quoted statement and not posted a subsequent “TJBM” prompt, then it could be said that I forgot to do that.

This post is NOT a reply to “TJBM has a new favorite word”.

Brian1946's avatar

I just learned what ophidiophobia means, but I think strobogrammatic is still at least one of my favorite words.

TJBM knows either the definition of ophidiophobia, or strobogrammatic, or what a purple warning flag at a beach means.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I seem to remember a lot of Portuguese Man o’ War in the water and on the sand.

TJBM got a lot of yard work done today.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. Too lazy for that :D And besides we are renovating the road so less reason to go outside.

TJBM is applausing TJATJAM.

NoMore's avatar

Huh? TJBM wants to chill all day chill a little longer. Right up my alley.

SnipSnip's avatar

Today is a free day but I am editing an article for a friend.

TJBM has at least one implant in their body.

Brian1946's avatar

If I do, it’s because Bill “Biden lover” Gates and George Soros put nanobots in my Covid vaccine! ;-o

TJBM can guess what the Hawaiian word for “mountain” is.

snowberry's avatar

Hawaii?

TJBM likes Thai food

NoMore's avatar

Never had any. TJBM likes any food.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup love anything and everything. . . . .

TJBM held a Security Clearance at one point in time. I did from 1965 to 1990.

SnipSnip's avatar

I never worked in government.

TJBM knows what to do (and will share) if a cell battery bursts.

Brian1946's avatar

I don’t know, but my guess would involve eye protection, protective gloves, a ceramic container, tongs, Google, etc.

TJBM has had or has a herbivorous pet.
If so, what was or is it?

Given the names of Hawaii’s two tallest peaks- Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa -my guess is the Hawaiian word for mountain is mauna.

SnipSnip's avatar

My daughter had an iguana while in high school. She fed it green and flowery/fruity stuff. Talk about a boring pet!!!

TJBM has had an exotic pet.

snowberry's avatar

Does a gigantic wolf spider count? He lived in our laundry room, just off the garage. He ate cockroaches. We named him Chainsaw. He lived for 1½ years before he took a ride on the riding mower and disappeared. He was gorgeous by the way. He had a dapper gray and tan body, and red joints.

oops, TJBM likes peanut butter.

NoMore's avatar

Indeed. TJBM likes PB&J sandwiches.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do but I just put nut butter on toast.

TJBM owns a power inverter to harness 110v ac from the car battery in an emergency.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes two of them.

TJBM just replaced their watch, my four year old smart watch D I E D…. got another one.

Forever_Free's avatar

I actually just replaced my Apple Watch Series 7 with a Garmin Epix Gen2. Love it

TJBM knows what their VO2Max measures.

SnipSnip's avatar

No idea.

TJBM doesn’t shave under their arms.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Don’t need to. Stiff person syndrome causes some body hair to disappear, for some people.
TJBM wants roads to improve themselves, without all the construction hassles.

and for all the Fluther old – timers, PANCAKES!!!!
smoke em if you got em.

SnipSnip's avatar

I try to stay about from futile yearnings.

TJBM is listening, in horror, to the local news.

SnipSnip's avatar

^^*away**

Brian1946's avatar

Nope. The upcoming story is about a diving dog, Tom Brady, and Serena Williams- they’re all considered to be the GOATs. ;)
He’s a whippet named Sounder (I think). His highest jump is about 9 feet, and his longest is about 34.

TJBM can name the world’s most Catholic country.
Hint: it’s only about 0.168 square miles.

NoMore's avatar

Vatican, TJBM agrees.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do, but the fact that Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world is more interesting.

Mimishu1995's avatar

TJBM knows the answer for TJATJBM’s question.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

No but . . . .. whatever . . . . . . ..

TJBM will remember TJBM

Mimishu1995's avatar

I do. Look!
TJBM doesn’t forget anything.

NoMore's avatar

Actually I do, getting old is hell. TJBM loves this game.

SnipSnip's avatar

I admit that I like it.

TJBM uses ceiling fans.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes and love ceiling fans.

TJBM is under Air Quality Action Day! Code Orange for us.

SnipSnip's avatar

No…I’m in the green on airnow.gov.

TJBM has had serious issues due to code violations in construction project.

Brian1946's avatar

Not quite- I have some messy pending construction issues, because they complied with with state-mandated codes.

TJBM is tougher than a tardigrade, or is not familiar with the phrase (which I just concocted). ;p

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m not familiar with the phrase, but compliment is compliment :)

TJBM will invent a compliment.

SnipSnip's avatar

Maybe.

TJBM has recently watched a patriotic movie.

snowberry's avatar

I have watched quite a few.

TJBM went out to breakfast this morning.

NoMore's avatar

No, breakfast at home. Tomorrow possibly. Gets expensive eating out. TJBM likes doing things spontaneously.

SnipSnip's avatar

You bet.

TJBM hates having to remove clothes for physical exams.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nah. Ready for what is needed.

TJBM will forage for mushrooms and cook them.

SnipSnip's avatar

Never.

TJBM dries clothes without electricity.

snowberry's avatar

Often.

TJBM has had many pets. tell us.

SnipSnip's avatar

We had pets as kids. My kids had pets. The day my daughter left home and left her cat I gave it away. Nothing since then. I do not want a pet and cannot imagine what could possibly change my mind.

TJBM is behind on something regarding preventive healthcare.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I was behind on lots of vaccines, when i had no insurance. I’m in the process of getting up to date on everything currently…

TJBM is not afraid of needles, in a medical setting….

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Not afraid, I have had hundreds and maybe thousands.

TJBM is waiting for a package to be delivered today.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not today.

TJBM is saddened by something they heard today on the local news.

snowberry's avatar

Just by something today?

TJBM has no hair on their head.

NoMore's avatar

I do actually. TJBM is that making back to school plans already.

SnipSnip's avatar

No one in my abode is going back to school. We have attained our goals but still sometimes have the thought of going back just to take some interesting classes without the pressure of GPAs and highly weighted exams.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

TJAM may have forgotten somethiing . . . . .

I wonder what it was ?

TJBM had a special treat!

We went to a new restaurant Mexican; I had Fish Veracruz with a great sauce on shrimp and fish.

SnipSnip's avatar

@Tropical_Willie Sorry.

I’ve had a couple of special treats lately, along with some disturbing news. That is life defined.

TJBM is planning a party.

NoMore's avatar

No, my party days are over. TJBM has attended the Willie Nelson 4th of July shindig at least once.

SnipSnip's avatar

No, but I know people who used to go every year.

TJBM has had a bad experience with a lithium ion battery.

KRD's avatar

Not yet.
TJBM has a problem with misquotes.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Yeah. I fucking hate them.

TJBM can’t take long exposure to biting insects…

NoMore's avatar

No, it drives me nuts with the itching. TJBM has used Back Woods Off as a bug repellant.

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t really remember what I may have used when young. Since my first child was born I haven’t had an insect bite. I have no explanation for that.

TJBM is planning to do something for the first time.

snowberry's avatar

No, but today is the first day of the rest of my life!

TJBM has an aquarium.

SnipSnip's avatar

No. When hubs and I were young we had a big one that was really lovely. After moving a couple of times we decided to not set it up again.

TJBM asks for paper bags when possible. (like the supermarket)

MrGrimm888's avatar

When possible…

TJBM thinks powerful storms are impressive….

SnipSnip's avatar

Of course.

TJBM has a deep sea fishing story to tell.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

12 years old my dad and I went to Ensenada ,Mexico to fish for a week. My dad would negotiate a week long price to go fishing. There was a fishing pool where people put in a dollar and the person with the largest fish got the money. I put in my $1 with 16 other people. I won the pool with huge Black Sea bass. Collected my money with people grumbling . . . .

. . . oh the Captain would give me a Hersey’s candy bar to pilot the boat back for an hour while he cut and filleted fish with the rest of crew for cash tips.

TJBM has a fishing license.

snowberry's avatar

I do not.

There’s an itchy spot on the back of TJBM.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yes, and I’m hoping for someone to help me with that :)
TJBM has an effective back scratch.

Brian1946's avatar

I did, but we broke up. ;p

Hi @Mimishu1995, It’s great to see you again! :)

TJBM knows what happens to water when it freezes.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian1946 It’s great to see you again too!

Umm… it becomes ice for my drink?
TJBM knows the answer.

snowberry's avatar

I live where ice comes from the sky in the form of snow, sleet and hail.

TJBM will tell us their favorite foods.

SnipSnip's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I love your fishing story.

SnipSnip's avatar

Fresh green vegetables as well as rice and potatoes.

TJBM has taken on a project which others felt was beyond his or her capability but managed to finish it without a hitch.

Brian1946's avatar

Nope.

I took on a project to reinforce my house’s foundation against quakes.

Everyone I spoke to said it was a good idea, and none of them made any comments about my ability to do it.

TJBM has heard of a Mesozoic mammal attacking a dinosaur.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not that I recall.

TJBM has had a first day on the job disaster.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Oh yeah!
I was riding my motorcycle to Red Lobster for my first shift, when I lost traction because of a hydraulic fluid spill on the road. I thought it was just water…
I was able to perform some acrobatics and turned my fall I to a roll. A long roll. My elbows hands, knees and uniform was torn up. Didn’t hit my head much, which was good because I never wear a helmet.
After accident scene stuff with the cops, and EMS, I road my mangled bike to work (handlebars were like sideways.)

I couldn’t work in a tattered, bloody uniform. So I guess it wasn’t my “1st” day…..

BTW. (Clears throat.) ”FUCK Red Lobster….....

TJBM is curious what the current (pun?) 100°F water off the East Coast of the USA will do to the storms that will be heading through those waters soon….

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Hurricanes get their energy from hot ocean water and it makes for bigger storms like Andrew in 1992.

TJBM can’t wait for cooler temperatures ! ! f

SnipSnip's avatar

You are correct!

TJBM drives a diesel vehicle or has in the past.

Forever_Free's avatar

I have owned a diesel Volkswagen in the past.

TJBM need to vacuum their car out.

SnipSnip's avatar

Yep..sandy in there.

TJBM perfers the older versions of Microsoft Windows.

Forever_Free's avatar

Microsoft Bob was the best!!!

TJBM took typing class (on a typewriter) in High School

snowberry's avatar

No. I learned to type in an online chat room! It was also much more fun than typing class.

TJBM needs breakfast. What will it be?

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t eat in the morning. I do like grits, eggs, toast, etc. but have them for dinner. We have omelets sometime.

TJBM has a roof other than regular shingle roofing.

Forever_Free's avatar

I have Solar panels now for my roof

TJBM wishes there were still in school.

snowberry's avatar

No thank you! It was miserable enough the first time!

TJBM has fond memories of school

SnipSnip's avatar

I hated public school but loved most every second I spent earning my undergrad and graduate degrees.

TJBM agrees that once out of high school, education becomes more meaningful and fun.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Couldn’t agree more. It’s a different experience for sure, when you start college. It’s nice. Everyone wants to be there. In the serious classes anyways.
The labs I did in anatomy and physiology were extremely informative, and interesting.

TJBM understands that it’s really hot, because God is enjoying burning us with rays of radiation. No different than a sadistic child, torturing a helpless animal…

Forever_Free's avatar

Like ants under a magnifying glass.

TJBM is in complete disbelief that Biden and Trump are tied in the polls despite his legal issues.

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t believe it or not; I’m not keeping up with politics right now.

TJBM limits the remote controls in his or her environment.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I prefer control of as many variables of my surroundings as possible.

TJBM isn’t a control freak…

snowberry's avatar

In certain areas of my life, control-specifically boundaries-are a necessity.

TJBM thinks having personal boundaries is essential.

Forever_Free's avatar

I can’t answer as that crosses a boundary

TJBM had Jelly for breakfast

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t eat breakfast. I haven’t bought jelly in thirty years. I do keep a small jar of blackberry jam on hand for those rare biscuit/jelly emergencies.

TJBM never visits people in hospitals.

snowberry's avatar

I avoid hospitals.

TJBM has a strong stomach.

SnipSnip's avatar

I guess it’s average.

TJBM knows a successful rancher/farmer.

snowberry's avatar

Yes, but food production is definitely under attack. How much longer can they hold on?

TJBM doesn’t agree.

SnipSnip's avatar

Wrong. I do agree.

TJBM loves leather items…....real genuine leather.

snowberry's avatar

Sure!

TJBM has a favorite color. Tell us!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Purple!
Or, as my youngest son would say, “Proopull!”
I want to ask a question, but it only needs one or two answers, so I’ma ask here and see what I get.

TJBM will tell me the name of a movie that involved letting a young woman believe she was killed by the death penalty. It appeared she got a lethal injection, but she was only doped and later revived, and forced to be a merc for the government.
Extra points for also telling me the name of the actress.

Forever_Free's avatar

Point of No Return Bridget Fonda
Kind of like The Lazarus Project in the lethal injection part.

TJBM has watched Only Murders in the building.

SnipSnip's avatar

I haven’t even heard of it, so no.

TJBM has worked with or spent time with elderly people, other than family members.

snowberry's avatar

Yes.

TJBM knows how to cope with pain.

Forever_Free's avatar

Yes. Both physical and emotional. What doesn’t kill you and all that.

TJBM has been swept up in the pickleball craze.

snowberry's avatar

Nope. Not at all.

TJBM has found a new passion.

SnipSnip's avatar

I try not to do that; I already have more than I can properly tend to. ;)

TJBM is looking forward to that first football game of the season.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Not a fan of football.

TJBM thinks this thread is taking too long to load and we need a new thread.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup start a new one @Mimishu1995 ! !

TJBM is waiting for another TJBM ! ! ! !

Brian1946's avatar

A little waiting and then a little creating:

TJBM might be TJBM, or they may instead choose to be TJAM in TJBM # 88.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Or… I could be omnipresent…

TJBM doesn’t mind the wait. Sometimes.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No, but I’m sorry for creating the wait :(
TJBM will forgive me :(

SnipSnip's avatar

Wait?

TJBM is not going to respond, but go straight to #88 linked three comments up.

Forever_Free's avatar

nah. ill do it after seeing it took so long to load this one.

TJBM is TJBM

SnipSnip's avatar

For sure.

TJBM checks hurricane.com each morning.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Negative. Although I keep track of the weather for canoeing purposes.
Unfortunately, it’s that time of year for my area to start expecting to see some storms batter the Atlantic. September seems to be the worst month of Hurricane season for the Carolinas.

TJBM knows that such storms are the taxes for living in such amazing places. Plus. They are a capable person, who can play the cards they’re dealt…

Patty_Melt's avatar

I’m playing the cards I’m dealt, but I just keep losing chips. I might have to find a new strategy.
TJBM is restrategizing their life.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I am. That is why I’m not here as much as I used to. I’m trying to figure out the best schedule for me, and also I’m discovering new things.
TJBM learned something new and will tell us!

SnipSnip's avatar

Always learning something new. I learned that using dishwashing machine powder and hot water to remove stains from dishes, plastic, and porcelain makes very quick work of it. It will make the inside of a SS coffee pot shine.

TJBM has experienced their lawn service destroying a valuable part of their lawn. I’m angry at the moment.

Forever_Free's avatar

Never. I am always my own lawn service.

TJBM Can’t wait for the first snowfall

SnipSnip's avatar

I have no choice living in south Florida. I’m going to be waiting for the foreseeable future unless we go up north during the cold season. Why would I do that since the cold season is the only nice season down here.

TJBM is considered a leader among his or her friends.

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