Cheese wheel pasta phoenix


2023.06.10 05:20 vyvanseat4am DOES IT EVER GET BETTER

I have had six “UTIs” since February. I am DONEEEE. Only one culture has come back positive, so my OBGYN things it might actually be IC and sent me to a urologist.
The urologist doesn’t wanna “go down that route quite yet” because the testing and medication can be very invasive and intense. I get it. So instead, I’m taking a 3 month course of antibiotics, a bunch of pills, getting ultrasounds, and doing the diet.
I wanted to make a quesadilla to feel something, but we are out of tortillas. I am also vegetarian and not looking to change that, so that does help with my meal options.
all I have eaten is plain waffles, plain pasta, toast, and cheese sandwiches. I desperately want fruit, but we only have oranges, which I am not supposed to have.
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2023.06.10 02:54 MaukatoMakai Went to Carmine Lonardos today after seeing them on this sub. Sandwiches were really good.

We ate too quick I forgot to get a picture lol. Ordered a 12” Carmines Italian combo with lettuce & tomato, 8” Dominic’s old school combo with lettuce & tomato, and 8” Italian sausage
The bread reminded me of the bread we’d get in Philly with cheesesteaks, chewy and soft but holds its shape. It got a bit soggy in parts on the Italian sausage since I didn’t eat it right away. The cold cut meat was delicious, tasted like quality (imported?) meat. The sauce that the Italian sausage was in was flavorful and rich.
I would go back just to buy the baguette and meat by the pound so I could make it a bit more loaded lol. Might also try some of the premade sausage they have and the imported pastas/cheeses, if anyone has recommendations! I only went there because of this sub and it was a good one.
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2023.06.10 02:22 YooItsXtra Worst Possible Setlist: It’s just one of those days. Top comment wins day 14

Worst Possible Setlist: It’s just one of those days. Top comment wins day 14
Sorry I was late today
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2023.06.10 01:42 TygoSK033 [Xbox] [H] Store [W] You to take a look

NOTE: CAN DO DISCOUNT IF BUY MULTIPLE especially with RP + Listening to offers aswell ( MOST THINGS ARE NEGIOTABLE ) take all rp items i got like 2k old/new with some not posted here ( 200 per 24 )
Decent Items
Item Colours Price
Capacitor RP1 Scorer TW 400
Dire Wolf S1 Striker Black, Sweeper Crim/TW/Orange/Purple 1k, 800, 1k, 600, 700 or all for 3.2k ( if you take all you get 3 sweeper painted dire Wolf blueprints with it )
Draco PCC Scorer Cobalt 600
Enchanter Impact Scorer TW 600
Fennec Aviator TW 1.620
Gaiden Accelerator Sniper Black 250
Helios Tactician Black 1.4k
Libertine Zephyr Aviator Black 100
Pyrrhos: Inverted Aviator Cobalt 3.8k
Saptirishi Accelerator PM Black 1.2k
Super Manga Bolt Sweeper Black , Juggler Saffron 200 , 30
Ultralex Ignition Sweeper TW 1.200
GE'19 Werewolf Scorer TW 400 or Sweeper TW
Blueprint Colours Price
Auriga Astro CSX Scorer Grey, Sniper Purple, Uncert SB 100, 30, 20
SF2 Astro CSX Paragon SB, Uncert Black 10, 50
Astro CSX: Inverted Strike Sweeper Unpainted 50, 20
Revival Atomizer GK TW 50
Bravado TW 20
Bravado: Infinite Sweeper Saffron 50
Canister GK Lime/SB 50 each
Chakram: Holo Striker Unpainted, Uncert Black/FG 50, 40, 30
Dey KC: Schematized GK Cobalt 20
SF2 Dingo: Dragonlord PM TW, Sweeper Crim 50, 50
Dorado Dingo: Dragonlord Tact Saffron 50
Dorado Dominus: Bodacious Tact Purple 50
Dueling Dragons Victor Purple 20
E-Zeke Tact FG 50
E-Zeke: Inverted TW 30
Encryption Sweeper Black 50
Etherreal Trail Show-Off TW, Uncert TW 40, 30
S2 Fennec: Bodacious Aviator Crimson, Uncert TW 30, 50
Ignition Fennec: Ombre TW 500
SF2 Fennec: Zeus Sweeper SB, Uncert Black 30, 20
Revival FSL-B Tact SB 200
SF2 FSL-B Striker Orange 60
Glitch: Glitched Tact Cobalt 30
Gravity Bomb Aviator SB 10
Hasher: Revolved TW 40
Hny Sweeper Crim 50
Hny: Inverted TW 10
Incantor Boost Scorer SB 100
Insidio: MR. Coney Scorer Lime, Victor TW 30, 20
Insidio: Ternion PM TW 40
Jackal: Silencer Tact FG 30
Jak'D Show-Off Orange/Black, Sweeper Lime 10, 20, 30
Jak'D: Obverse Striker Cobalt, Uncert Black/TW 100, 20, 20
Mamba: D-Money PM TW 40
Nucleon Clutch Tact Cobalt 50
Vindicator Octane: Kana Tactician Unpainted 50
Octane: Reviver TW 30
Octane: Swayzee Striker Unpainted/Crimson 100 for Both
Peregrine TT Sweeper SB 50
Phoenix Cannon Scorer Purple, Tact Saffron 20 each
Revival Pixel Fire Tact Lime 200
Pixelated Shades PM Lime, Tact Cobalt, Turtle TW, Uncert TW 40, 50, 50, 40
Pixelated Shades: Multichrome Striker Unpainted, Uncert Crim/FG/Purple 50, 50, 30, 40
Shade Raid GK Purple, Tact Crim 20, 50
Shortquarter Striker Saffron 40
Startrack Trail PM Orange, Tact Orange 20, 30
Stride Tide PM Black 100
Twirlwind Tact Crim 50
Twirlwind: Schematized Scorer Purple, Sniper Black, Uncert Black/TW 50, 20, 10, 20
Warp Wave Aviator Pink, GK Cobalt, Guardian Black, PM TW, Sweeper BS 10, 30, 20, 100, 50
X-Tempo: Radiant Tact Purple, Victor Black 50, 20
RP Sets
Set Price
Flame-Lane 90
Fuzzee minus PINK 90
Nomad: Blinkpad minus BLACK 30
Screentone minus BLACK 120
Artifuss: Hatch 140
Disc-Bliss minus SAFFRON 40
Pulpo 40
Pulpo: Infinite minus FG 140
Dream Beam Boost minus PINK 70
Dream Beam Trail minus PINK 40
Cert RP Items
Item Colour Price
3-Lobe Aviator Pink, Paragon SB, Sweeper Lime 10, 10, 40
3-Lobe: Infinite Turtle Grey 10
Auger Aviator Cobalt, GK Saffron 20, 30
Dyr II Paragon Orange, Scorer Grey, Striker Lime, Turtle Pink 10, 30, 60, 10
Esoto 4R Guardian SB, Scorer Black, Show-Off FG, Sniper Cobalt 10, 40, 10, 10
Esoto 4R: Inverted Guardian Cobalt, Juggler BS 20, 10
Filiformer Juggler Cobalt 10
HRT Beat PM Lime, Scorer Saffron 50 each
Mandala Wheel Acrobat Grey, Scorer Pink 10, 40
Mandala: Infinite Show-Off Crimson 60
Morrowhatch Paragon/Sniper Grey 10 for both
Parabolic Sniper Saffron, Sweeper Black/Crimson 10, 40, 40
Polyergic: Inverted Aviator FG, Guardian Cobalt, Sniper TW 30, 10, 80
Propeller: Inverted Juggler Saffron, PM SB 10, 50
Shining Barrage Scorer Crimson 80
String Theory ScoreVictor Pink 20, 10
Uncert RP Items
Item Colour Price
3-Lobe Orange, Purple, Saffron 10 for All
A-Lister BS 10
A-Lister: Inverted Cobalt, Purple 20, 40
Affluenter Purple 10
Artiface 2x Black, 2x Pink, 5x Purple, 1x SB 30 for All
Auger FG, SB 10, 20
Ault-SPL Pink, TW 10 for both
Bloomer 2x FG, 3x Grey, 2x Orange, 1x Pink 20 for all
BLSSM Lime, SB 10 for both
Boost Boot 2x Grey, 4x Saffron, 2x SB 20 for All
Boujee Pink 10
Chequered Flag Boost Crimson, 2x Pink, SB 10 each
Chequered Flag GE Black, Crimson, 2x FG, Lime, Pink, Purple 40, 20, 10 each, 10, 10, 10
Cityscape Saffron, Lime, Pink, Purple 20 for all
Compound C BS 10
Constella 2x BS, Lime, Purple, Saffron 30 for All
Cooperduper: Glitched Purple 20
Corbital Boost 2x Lime, 3x Pink 20 For all
Corbital Trail SB, TW 10, 30
Cosmosis Cobalt 100
DevCon Crimson, 5x Grey, 6x Lime, 4x Saffron, 2x SB 50 for All
Diamante BS, Lime 10 for both
Diecast Spark 2x Black, 2x Crimson, FG 10 each
Dimensionator Boost 3x BS, 2x FG, 4x Orange, 3x Saffron 30 for all
Dimensionator Trail Black, 3x Cobalt, 3x FG, 2x Orange, 3x Pink 30 for all
Disc-Bliss Crimson, Orange, Pink, Purple 10 for all
Dream Beam Boost 2x FG, Orange, 2x Saffron 20 for All
Dream Beam Trail 2x Cobalt, Lime, Orange, SB 20 for All
Dune Sweeper TW 150
Dust Cloud Purple 50
Dynasty 2x Black, 2x BS, 2x Cobalt, 2x FG, Grey, 2x Lime 50 for all
Dyr II Black, Saffron 10 for both
Elemental Boost Crimson, 2x Purple, 2x Saffron, 2x SB, 2x TW 100 for All
Elemental GE BS, Lime, Saffron 10 each
Elemental Trail Cobalt, FG, 2x Orange, Purple, Saffron, 2x SB 30 for all
Emperor 2x Crimson, FG, Lime, Pink, Saffron 40 each, 30, 20, 10, 10
Emperor II Crimson, Grey, Orange, 2x Purple, Saffron, TW 50, 20, 10, 40 each, 20, 100
EQ-RL Cobalt 10
Esoto 4R Crimson, Grey, Lime 10 for all
Esoto 4R: Inverted Lime, Saffron 20, 10
Ferris SB 50
Filiformer BS, Purple 10 for both
Fissure Trail 2x Cobalt, SB 10 for all
Flame-Lane Grey, SB 10 for both
Floret 4x Black, 5x BS, 6x FG, 6x Lime 70 for all
Floret SE 2x Black, 3x BS, 2x Cobalt, 3x Pink, 6x Purple 50 each, 10 each, 30 each, 20 each, 50 each
Forerunner 2x Cobalt, 3x FG, 2x Lime, 2x Pink, 4x Purple, 2x SB 40 for All
Forerunner: Roasted 3x Black, 3x BS, 2x Crimson, 3x Grey, 3x Lime, 2x TW 200 for All
Founder BS, Cobalt, Orange, TW 10 for all
Franko Fone BS, Grey, Orange, 2x Saffron 10 for All
Franko Fone: Inverted Saffron, FG, SB 10, 10, 20
Fuzzee Orange 10
Galvan Saffron 10
Glimmerslag Pink 10
Glonex: Holo 2x Grey 20 each
Green Machine 3x Black, 3x FG, 2x Orange, 4x Purple, 2x TW 40 for all
Hack Swerve Black 110
Haphazard Black, 2x Crimson, Pink, 3x Purple, SB 40 for All
Hazy Flame Cobalt, 3x Orange, Pink 20 for All
Holodata Trail Black, BS 10 for both
Holodata GE BS, 2x Cobalt 20 for All
Honda Civic Type R Orange 20
Honda Civic: Wrapstar Remixed BS, 2x Crimson, Grey 10 for All
Hrb-20 SB 10
Hrt Beat Pink, SB 10, 30
Imptekk Black 30
Jandertek Lime, Orange 10 for both
Joko XL BS 10
Kablooney Crimson 90
Lotus Bloom 2x Black, 4x BS, 2x Cobalt, 3x Crimson, 3x Lime 80 for All
Mandala Boost 4x Cobalt, 2x Crimson, 3x Grey, 5x Purple, SB 50 for all
Mandala Wheel Lime, FG 30, 20
Mandala: Infinite TW, Purple, Orange 120, 40, 10
Maxle-PA Pink, Saffron, TW 10 for all
Maz Black, BS, 3x Lime, SB, TW 20 for All
Maz: Holo Orange, Pink, 2x Saffron 20 for All
Module Grey, Lime, Pink, 2x Purple, TW 10 for All
Module: Roasted BS, Cobalt, Lime, Pink, TW 10, 20, 40, 20, 60
Muscle Boy Crimson 10
Nexus SC Cobalt, Crimson, FG, Purple, SB 10, 30, 20, 20, 30
Nomad GXT Grey 10
Nomad: Blinkpad FG, Pink 10 for All
Nomster Wheel TW 20
Octane: Wrapstar Remixed FG, Lime, Purple, SB 10 each
Parabolic BS, Grey 10 for both
Phase-R 2x Cobalt, 3x FG 20 for both
Philoscope TW 100
Phoenix Fire Boost BS, Cobalt, Grey, Pink, Purple, SB 10, 30, 20, 10, 40, 50
Phoenix Fire Trail BS, Crimson, FG, Grey, Lime, SB 10, 40, 30, 10, 20, 40
Piercer Black, 2x Crimson, Lime, Pink, 2x Purple 20 for All
Piercer: Crystalized Crimson, FG, Lime, 2x Orange, Pink, TW 50, 30, 40, 10 each, 20, 60
Polyergic Cobalt, Crimson, Lime, Orange, Pink, Purple 40 for All
Polyergic: Inverted Pink 20
Propeller FG 10
Propeller: Inverted FG, Purple 30 each
Pulpo BS, 2 Crimson, 2x Purple 10 for All
Pulpo: Infinite 2x BS, Pink, TW 10 for both, 10, 70
Pylon 3x BS, Cobalt, Lime 10 for all
Q-Runner BS, Grey 10 for both
R3MX GXT Cobalt, FG 30, 40
Rad Rock GE Grey, Saffron 10 each
Rad Rock Boost Crimson, Lime 10 for both
Reticle Purple 10
Riser Bs, Crimson, FG 10, 30, 20
Sandscape 5x BS, 4x Lime, Orange, 3x Purple, 4x SB 10 each, 100 each, 10, 80 each, 50 each ( Or 500 for All )
Savage Spray Orange 30
School'd Black, 2 BS, 6x FG, TW 30 for All
Screentone Pink 10
Sharpstorm Cobalt, Orange, 2x Saffron, 2x SB 30, 10, 10 each, 50 each
Shima: Infinite Purple 50
Shining Barrage Black, Purple 40, 20
Shortwire SB 10
Sk8ter Purple 20
Slash Beam Pink 10
Spatial Rift BS, Purple 10, 50
Spatiotemporal Purple 10
SPN Orange 10
Spotdrop 2x BS, 3x Cobalt, Crimson, Pink 20 for all
Sprattle Boost FG, Saffron 50, 20
Sprattle Trail Pink 10
Star Princess BS, Orange, Pink 10 for all
Starcade 2x BS, Grey, 2x Lime, 5x purple, 4x orange 60 for All
Streamix 2x Cobalt, Grey, Saffron 10 for all
String Theory Black, Cobalt, TW 20 for all
Supernova Boost BS 10
Synastry 4x Crimson, FG, 3x Grey, 4x Lime, 3x Saffron 50 for all
Syngineer Cobalt, FG, Orange, Purple 20 for All
Thawed FG, 2x Grey, Orange 80, 40 each, 40
Throned Cobalt, 3x Grey, 3x Pink, TW 30 for both
Throned: Sacred 2x BS, Cobalt, FG 10 for both, 30, 30
Tic-King 4x Crimson, 2x Grey, Saffron 20 for all
Tic-King: Glitched Black, BS, 2x Crimson, Lime 20, 10, 40 each, 50
Torque TX: Inverted 2x Black, 4x Purple 80 each or 300 for All
Undergrowth Cobalt 10
Vaticinator 2x BS, Orange, 2x Saffron 10 for ALL
Veski 4x Black, 3x BS, 2x Crimson, 3x Orange, 3x Saffron, 2x TW 40 for All
Volkswagen GTI 2x BS, 2x Lime, 2x SB 20 each, 50 each, 80 each
Volkswagen GTI RLE 2x FG, Purple, 2x SB 70 each, 80, 100 each
Warp Wave Trail Purple, TW 10, 50
Whisperer Orange, Purple, SB 10 for All
Xtra 4x BS, 4x SB 40 for All
Z-Ro Grey 10
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2023.06.10 00:19 finnishyoursoup 10 Days in London & Amsterdam (Trip report)

10 Days in London & Amsterdam (Trip report)
I recently returned from a 10-ish day trip to London and then Amsterdam, 5 days each. Time spent there consisted of tons of walking through the city and general sight-seeing. In London, we stayed at a hotel for a day, then in an airbnb for the remainder, while in Amsterdam we stayed in a hotel near the city center. The airbnb had a washedryer, so we had a wash day near the midpoint. In Amsterdam, I had to hand wash a couple things in the sink. This was my husband and I’s first international one-bagging stint, and the both of us definitely learned a lot to say the least!
My packing list
  • jeans, long-sleeve shirt, bra, underwear, Darn Tough socks
  • Doc Martens boots
  • cropped leather jacket
Packed, inside 3 Minaal packing cubes
  • 3 pairs of socks (1 pair DT)
  • 4 pairs of underwear
  • 1 bra, strapless
  • 1 pair shorts, linen
  • 1 pair pants, patterned
  • 2 halter tank tops
  • 3 short-sleeve tops
  • 1 long-sleeve button up
  • 1 long-sleeve mini dress
  • Birkenstocks, Arizona, EVA
Toiletries, inside Matador toiletry bag
  • Folding toothbrush, travel-sized toothpaste
  • Mini deodorant (a trial-size of Secret clinical I nabbed from Target)
  • Stick sunscreen (Shiseido)
  • Chapstick
  • Body wash (Lush)
  • Bar shampoo (Earthling Co), bar conditioner (Lush), cut in half and put in the Matador soap bag
  • Leave-in conditioner (Curlsmith)
  • Curl spray (Curlsmith)
  • hair ties, a claw clip, mini travel hair-brush, wide-tooth comb
  • Matador packable towel
Misc stuff
  • wallet, passport in passport holder
  • phone, charger, power adapter
  • noise-canceling headphones
  • headphones cord
  • Fjallraven Pocket bag
  • small notebook, pen
  • mini facial tissues
  • cork massage ball
  • “emergency first-aid kit” aka a bunch of stuff shoved inside a little tin to help prevent/soothe the blisters I tend get
  • 2 hero clips (small and medium)
  • hand-sanitizer attached to bag
Brought on the return trip: two scarves, small cheese wheel, a couple magnets + pins, a stack of chocolate bars, a pack of stroopwafels, a rubber duck, a blouse
The MVPs
Birkenstocks. First time buyer of the brand, and just a month ago, I’ve been liking them so far. But this trip made me a believer! I thought I’d be okay with the Docs + blister kit for good measure, but nope… so. much. pain. I switched to these (rocked the socks+sandals combo) and the pain was greatly reduced. This invalidated the need for the blister kit and cork ball, too. I only went back to the boots when we were traveling. My mark against the Birks is that they are pretty unwieldy to pack, but I stuffed some clothes in them on the return trip to fill that weird space.
Minaal bag. Still very happy with this bag. It’s comfortable on my back and I appreciate how adjustable it is to still work on my 5’4” frame. It fit under the seat on the flight to London (United), but not on the way back from Amsterdam (Icelandair). Still, I felt pretty slick compared to my husband’s Cotopaxi Allpa, which didn’t fit under the seat either time :p I also used the empty laptop compartment to hold the two scarves I brought back.
The not-so-good/shouldn’t have brought:
Clothes. I managed to make a versatile capsule wardrobe, but totally underestimated the weather. It got real windy, so I hardly wore the shorts and didn’t even attempt the dress. I wish I had nixed one of the tanks and t-shirts and brought another long-sleeve. The button up also didn’t pack well and got very wrinkly, so I didn’t wear it until Amsterdam (the London airbnb water temp suuuucked and couldn’t get the bathroom steamy).
Toiletries. I overdid it here. I just started a new hair routine, was worried about not following that to a T. I did not need the leave-in conditioner, could have left the claw clip and probably the wide-tooth comb, could have used the body wash from the hotels instead of my own.
Misc. I could have left the random little stuff, such as the notebook. I always bring it but never use it. The pen I brought to fill out the custom form on the plane actually leaked/exploded whilst in the air, so that sucked (made the tissues worth it though!). Didn’t need the headphones cord either. The souvenirs we bought got relegated to my husband’s Cotopaxi day bag which became my personal item for the flight. I could have probably stuffed them into the Minaal or his travel bag if needed, but decided not to.
Overall comments
Phew! This got long. Thanks for reading this far. I can already see places for improvement, namely in the clothes department. If I had brought a slimmer dress + tights and lost a t-shirt or two, that would have freed up a good chunk of space. Otherwise, I’m also floating the idea of buying a packable day bag so my husband can be free from the non-packable Cotopaxi one. Happy to answer any questions or clarify! I got a little rambly.
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2023.06.09 23:00 Mizzno [H] Games [W] Lost Ruins, Lone Fungus, Offers

For sale, for Steam gift cards (or gifted Steam Wallet balance):

For trade:
*tentatively up for trade, assuming I buy the bundle


IGS Rep Page:
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2023.06.09 22:54 audi0c0aster1 [Trip Report] Fun times on Coney Island shore - Luna Park & Deno's Wonder Wheel

I'll need to write up some stuff from the visits to Six Flags Great Adventure and Nick Universe (American Dream) later, despite those being the earlier stops.
Today's visit to Coney Island was one of the reasons for this NYC trip. Amazing area. Really enjoyed myself.
Let's start off with the Zamperla operated Luna Park attractions -
Did a few other flats (the DiskO, the super Air Race, the tower swing) as well. Got the money's worth out of the wristband at least. Oh, speaking of which, it's kinda dumb that those are timed for 4 hours from time of redemption...
Now, for Deno's. First off, galacticsounds is the nicest person. Thank you again so much for meeting with me and my friend for a bit. I hope for all the best for you and the park this summer.
  • THE WONDER WHEEL -- Amazing. For as old as it is, it's an amazing experience. Loved the ride in the swinging cars.
  • PHOENIX -- aka the rollercoaster that rose from one of the coolest posts ever on rollercoasters -- How Vekoma crammed so much track into this plot is amazing. Smooth. Got 3 rides in. Back has some whippy bites. Front has spectacular views. DJ, congrats on having such a spectacular coaster (as I said in person, for it's size) and thank you for actively showing off so much of the process to the sub.
I also did the Spook-a-rama. I'm not a haunted house fan. I'm not a jumpscare fan. I did this anyway since I had heard about it. Never again. Not because it's a bad ride, but because I am a chicken and this was not something I enjoyed. Great to see the park keeping the oldest attractions running regardless.
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2023.06.09 22:18 Quartz-crush Looking for advice

Hello! First time posting in here, looking for some advice on my current weight loss journey. I've tried a few times before in the last several years and always fell off of it, and I thought this time was working but I'm hitting a plateau after not much progress. Let me know if I need to provide more details..
I (29f, 5'5) started around 425 lbs, and began in mid-January this year. I use the Lose It! app for calorie tracking and while I have my off days for sanity, I am generally at or under my calorie limit. The app is set at the highest deficit, which should yield about 2lbs lost a week purely based on the math.
I go to the gym sometimes, but work and life are very busy and it is hard to make the time. When I do go, I stick to a little treadmill and mostly elliptical.
The past few weeks I have been hovering at 390-395, with the lowest being 389 about 3 weeks ago. I realize that there's a lot of little factors that affect weight and cause it to fluctuate. I only weigh in the morning and not every day.
The app has my calorie limit at about 2800 calories, which is a decrease from when I started as it changes with your progress. I have very few days I go over, and most days I am well under, in the 1500-2000 range.
I have all but completely cut out soda and drinks with sugar, sticking to zero sugar energy drinks for my caffeine fix and unsweetened tea or sugar free flavored watedrink mixes. Fast food is a minimum and when I do, I watch the calories. Mostly cooking at home and bringing homemade lunch to work, with dinner being my biggest meal. I tend to have several small low- calorie snacks throughout the day so I don't get as hungry, things like granola bars, apples, fruit snacks, string cheese. Lunch mains are usually simple sandwiches, soup, salads, or the small lunchables. Dinners vary a lot but I am meticulous about the calorie counts when I cook something thats not so simple, usually a meat and bread/pasta/potato side, or low calorie microwave meals if short on time.
All this to say, I feel like I shouldve made some progress in the last 3 weeks but I am stuck around 395ish. Am I doing something wrong? I realize I could exercise more but if I don't have time, shouldn't the calorie deficit be enough with my current weight? I looked at many different website calculators and they all say I need over 3000 a day to maintain my weight.
Any advice would be appreciated!
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2023.06.09 21:33 illusionmists Center City Philadelphia, PA - $32.55

Center City Philadelphia, PA - $32.55
All from Trader Joe’s, should last 4-5 nights of dinner plus a few snacks!
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2023.06.09 21:00 AutoModerator 10 Ways to Make Comfort Food Healthier

10 Ways to Make Comfort Food Healthier
Crisp, autumn days seem to require the kind of warmth that your favorite sweater just can't provide. When it's especially nippy, a warm bowl of soup or apple crisp may seem like better bets--despite the fact that these comforting dishes are fattening and high calorie.
Thankfully you can stay trim this fall without giving up your favorite homemade fare. While it may be hard to believe, there are loads of smart, calorie-slashing substitutions that can be made to fall recipes that will allow you to indulge without the guilt. Better yet, none of them will drastically alter the flavor of your food! Ready to fall into the flavors of autumn without expanding your waistline? We've rounded up a few genius ways to do it.
Why should kids be the only ones who can enjoy mac and cheese? Jessica Cording, a registered dietitian in New York, suggests adding pureed butternut squash or pumpkin into your cheese sauce, so you can dial back on the milk and cheese. Aside from eliminating some of the fat and calories, Cording's trick adds fiber along with potassium and vitamins A and C. "Because the flavor is so mild, even veggie-averse family members will be on board," she tells us.
There's a healthier way to get your pumpkin drink fix--and it doesn't involve going to Starbucks. To make a no-added-sugar version at home, blend unsweetened almond milk with a frozen banana, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. For even more healthy and delicious ways to get in on the season's pumpkin frenzy, don't miss these 20 Pumpkin Recipes for Weight Loss.
Love meatloaf but hate its nutritional profile? Get your protein fix while decreasing calories and saturated fat by using turkey, lean grass-fed ground beef, or a combination of the two, in your recipe. "Because meatloaf is so versatile, you can change out the ingredients depending on the flavors you want," says Kim Larson, a Seattle-based registered dietitian. Mix in low-cal sources of flavors such as chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, canned green chilies, lentils, or sugar-free canned corn. And don't be afraid to pack your meatloaf with veggies--a trick that will allow you to use less meat. (Which can be a major money saver!) Chopped mushrooms, celery, and bell peppers all pair well with meatloaf in terms of flavor and bolster the vitamin power of the dish, too. Another trick we love? Swapping out nutrient-void breadcrumbs for oatmeal, which also just so happens to be one of these 15 Awesome Ways to Lose Weight With Oatmeal.
Classic tomato soup recipes call for high-calorie ingredients like butter and heavy cream. To make a skinnier version of the cozy elixir, Erin Macdonald, a California-based registered dietitian, suggests pureeing canned Roma tomatoes, a jar of roasted bell peppers, low-sodium veggie broth, and fresh basil. If you prefer a creamier texture, steer clear of the cream and add unsweetened cashew milk instead--a simple swap that you can actually use to make any thick soup more waistline-friendly. Why cashew milk? Aside from its rich texture and mild flavor, it gives you healthy fats, protein, fiber, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium, which help regulate blood sugar, explains Andy Bellatti, a registered dietitian from Las Vegas.
Studies show that people often think a dessert that contains fruit is healthier and lower in calories than those that don't--even though that's typically not the case. And apple crisp is no exception. True, there's fiber and vitamin C in the apples, but traditional apple crisp recipes also includes butter and sugar--big calorie bombs. "I recommend simply roasting apples with some cinnamon, vanilla extract, and lemon juice," says Amy Gorin, a registered dietitian in New Jersey, sharing her own recipe for the fall must-have. Still craving the cooling scoop of ice cream on top? Try Greek yogurt, which is lower in sugar and calories, but still offers the creamy texture you crave.
Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes can pack on calories and carbs, but not when you use cauliflower or a blend of turnips, rutabagas, parsnips, and carrots. Steam the veggies and mash them up with fat-free half-and-half, light cream cheese, low-sodium chicken broth, and a tablespoon of grass-fed butter. Larson recommends adding Parmesan or goat cheeses, too, because they add tons of flavor. Don't forget to add garlic, chives and thyme, to reap the benefits of their inflammation-fighting and flavor-boosting super powers.
Whether or not you realize it, your game day chili is probably a major calorie fest. Ax fat from your go-to recipe by using a lean protein such as chicken, turkey, or bison. To cut back on salt, select lower-sodium beans and canned tomatoes. Like to serve your chili over rice? Instead, opt for steamed greens or cauliflower rice, which can be made by grating or processing cauliflower and heating it with a touch of oil in a pan. Think that's creative? There are tons of other interesting ways to cook with cauliflower, and you'll find a number of them in our report, 17 Genius Ideas for Cooking with Cauliflower.
If baking with pumpkin is your autumn delight, check out this recipe for vegan pumpkin bread by blogger Jeanine of Love and Lemons. (We love that it swaps out eggs for heart-healthy ground flaxseed. ) Even if you don't want to forgo making your go-to rendition, you can healthify your recipe by sneaking in a cup of shredded zucchini, which just so happens to taste awesome with pumpkin.
Pizza is about as comforting as comfort food gets, but you don't have to make it with a cauliflower crust to boost its health factor. Instead, Jessica Fishman Levinson, a registered dietitian from New York, suggests using protein-packed chickpea flour to make something called farinata. It originated in the Mediterranean and is essentially an unleavened pancake made of chickpea flour, water, and olive oil. After it's baked, it can be served with pizza toppings so you can give into that craving for a slice a bit more sensibly. And to ensure your slice is a super healthy one, be sure to use one of the winning jars of pasta sauce from our exclusive report, The 40 Best and Worst Pasta Sauces--Ranke!
Can roasted veggies get any healthier? If you typically toss your produce with sugary sauces such made with brown sugar and maple syrup, most certainly, says Gorin. Instead, roast carrots, turnips and whatever else you like in pomegranate juice, which is packed with antioxidants and gives it a nice seasonal flavor. If you prefer a more savory dish try roasting your veggies in olive oil, sea salt, and herbs (like rosemary and oregano).
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2023.06.09 20:44 jermanentpetlag r/falloutboy's favorite fall out boy songs by letter day 20: Wildcard #2

falloutboy's favorite fall out boy songs by letter day 20: Wildcard #2
Baby, seasons change but people don't, and you guys picked "The Take Over The Breaks Over" as our winner for 'T'!
Also, our winner by default for 'U' is Uma Thurman because it's the only 'U' song we have. On the bright side we finally have some AB/AP representation lol
We're going to do another wildcard round today since there are no 'V' songs. Same rule as last time, it has to be a song that starts with a letter we've already done!
Not to try and influence anything lol, but I do wanna point out that we have a song from every album except for MANIA at this point!
Most upvoted comment wins!!
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2023.06.09 20:24 Mean-Classic-7739 Something in the blizzard pt.2

Part 2
Day 11
The pain was excruciating and all over my body. A thousand knives seemed to dig into me. I lay there for a minute with the dead creature still on top of me. I was trying to muster enough strength to get up and move this horrible thing off me, but I couldn’t. Finally, after what seemed like lying there for an hour Chloe came over and helped me move its dead body off me.
She froze when she saw me. I must’ve looked horrible so much had happened to me in the last 10 minutes. I saw her eyes move to my left hand. I found my tired eyes looking over, and what I saw was horrifying. My left hand was a bloody broken mess, fingers were missing, bones were sticking out in odd places, and a huge chunk of my palm was completely gone. I puked all over myself. Chloe looked like she was trying so hard to keep herself together.
The next few minutes were tense. Chloe tied one of her layers to my arm as a makeshift tourniquet. Then we slowly made our way home with Chloe practically dragging me.
They had to stitch my wounds while I was still conscious due to us not having anesthetics, and those were the most painful moments of my life. I felt the needle go in and out of my skin, I felt the small string pull my muscle and skin back together, and I felt when they had to cut one of my fingers off. It was absolutely excruciating and after it was done I passed out.
Chloe sat on the couch feeling awful and tired. She’d just spent an hour trying to get the food that had been in the fridge into coolers, but her mind was so busy she hardly cared. She felt awful about everything. There was so much she could’ve done, so many ways she could’ve helped me. So many ways that led to me still having a hand. If only I hadn’t been a coward, she thought, if I just hadn’t stood there maybe he would still have his hand. If only she’d just shot it again. She wiped her face trying not to cry. She had to be the strong one now, she had to be brave.
She was very curious, she wanted to know what exactly had happened to Carl. Joey hadn’t had the time to tell her whether or not the man was dead. She assumed he was due to the blood and the creature, but there was a small chance. She told Gretchen and Ronda (my mom) what her plan was. They agreed and she went to get ready.
She brought two guns, the sniper and the semi-automatic. She also found an old motorcycle helmet and decided to use that as a makeshift helmet. She knew if I had been awake I wouldn’t have not in a million years let her go, so she made her process quick just in case I did wake up.
Crunch! The snow had melted slightly the night before so now it felt more like walking across huge ice sheets. As she walked she realized she didn’t even have to use the GPS because of the blood trail. She followed it for a while, the snow constantly attacking her. After a couple of minutes, she found it. Lying in the middle of the street now with a fresh layer of snow on it was the creature, the hound as she’d begun to refer to it in her head. She hadn’t gotten a good look at it like I had so her eyes went wide when she saw the body. She was struck by how much its exoskeleton looked like big chunks of rocks. She also noticed the now frozen yellow-greenish blood around the body. Chloe leaned down to examine what was left of the head. What was left was a hollow shell of the exoskeleton; the gunshot in the mouth had practically liquefied everything in its head. She remembered how everything had exploded from the mouth and eye holes. The image of the eyes getting blown out from behind disgusted her.
She found herself examining the rest of the body and she couldn’t help but keep looking at the four legs. They looked so out of place on the body. They looked so mammalian for such an insect-like creature. They literally looked like stretched-out bald dog legs. She had a feeling of deja vu as she looked at the legs, she couldn’t help but think of the black dog they’d seen the other day. She made a note in her head that she wanted to take the body with her on the way back.
Finally, she stood up and started making her way towards the store. Like before she just followed the blood. She remembered when Joey ran into her he was covered in blood, like he’d slipped into the trail. She dreaded to think what he’d found in the showers. Her trek was slow and eerie. Then as she got closer the dead silence was cut by a ticking sound. She vaguely recognized it as something those spiders had made. Specifically the stinger ones. She kept the semi-automatic raised and got ready for a fight, but the ticking sounds slowly faded and she kept moving.
The store was just as she had left it early that morning. It was still a complete wreck. She hurried past the shattered glass and toppled shelves, through the small break room, and into the bunk room. It looked even worse than before. It looked like the creature had destroyed a few more things after it caught the headlamp. She specifically noticed a new deep gash in the bunk they’d hid behind.
As she walked into the shower room she heard a faint dripping sound. She started going one stall at a time to find it. First empty, second empty, but the third she wanted to throw up. Carl lay in the back of the stall, his body a bloody mess. His torso was almost gone. Everything inside of it had been ripped out along with most of his flesh. His ribs were shattered and lying on the floor. His spine was cracked and twisted. It looked like it had been broken. She threw up and stepped away from the sight, making her start to sob. Pull yourself together, she thought to herself, now isn’t the time. She wiped the tears off her face and continued. He had a daughter and a wife. She had to know what happened to them. So with much hesitance, she continued.
Fourth room empty, fifth empty, sixth empty, seventh empty, she stood next to the eighth stall dreading what she’d find inside. She didn’t want to see what was in there, but she would never forgive herself for not looking.
Two cocoon-looking things lay in the stall. They were white and pulsating slightly. They looked like the web cocoon the stingers had wrapped around the dog, but these were too big to be dogs. Instantly she knew what had happened to his wife and daughter. Chloe stepped away so she didn’t have to see it anymore, and then she had a thought. They wouldn’t leave them unattended, would they? She became much more nervous and started cautiously making her way from the room. She started to hear the ticking noises outside again and her hands started to shake. She took a deep breath and kept walking.
She walked into the main part of the store and saw a dozen or so stingers crawling in through one of the broken windows. She gasped, then in a hurry ducked back into the breakroom. Her whole body was shaking as she stood there listening to them scurrying around the store. Then after a minute one walked into the breakroom didn’t see her and disappeared into the bunk room. Then another went through, then another, then another, then another, and soon all but one had passed through. Her whole body was trembling when finally it walked through. This one was walking more slowly and looking around much more than the others, and suddenly its small beady eyes met hers. Scre… Rat-a-tatata! Four quick bullets cut through the stinger. All four hit it right in the head. She had a small feeling of triumph then Screech! The other stingers started running into the room. She hurried out in such a rush she didn’t watch where she was stepping and slipped on a piece of glass.
Smack! Her helmet slammed into the ground and then the rest of her. She watched them hurriedly crawl towards her. She tried to get a shot but they were just too fast. Then she felt a sharp pain in her leg. One of the stingers had sunk their stinger into her calf. Another was about to sting before she made her move. She grabbed a large piece of glass and stabbed it into the one on her leg, and then quickly stuck the shard into the other one that was about to sting her. Then she quickly stood up. Her body was starting to feel heavy and she was getting a little loopy. The other stingers were screeching and running toward her. Rat-a-tatatatata! She shot 10 rounds into the remaining nine stingers. Seven exploded when the bullet made contact, another got three legs blown off, the last wasn’t hit, and before she could shoot again it had lodged its stinger in her boot. She stopped for a second realizing that the stinger hadn’t actually pierced her foot then Rat-a-tat! She shot two bullets into the thing and then pulled it off her foot.
Her adrenaline was wearing off and the venom was doing its work fast. Her eyes were starting to close and she had to concentrate just to keep them open. I need to get somewhere safe, she thought looking around, and then her eyes fell on an intact door.
She locked the door to the women's restroom and then slumped against it as she felt her consciousness begin to slip. All she could think of was me hoping that I was okay, and hoping that she’d be able to see me again. Then finally she blacked out.
Her eyes fluttered open to see she was in the same place she’d passed out. There was a small puddle of blood around her calf. She weakly reached over and touched the wound. It wasn’t bleeding any more. I must’ve been out for a while. She thought, gingerly beginning to put weight on her leg. It hurt but she could walk. Click, she unlocked the bathroom door, raised the gun, and opened the door. She was nervous, worried that maybe more of them had come while she was out. It didn’t look like too much time had passed, and even more importantly there were no stingers. She looked over and saw her footprints were still visible through the heavily falling snow. Good not much time must have passed, she thought. Then she pulled out the phone and called Gretchen.
“Gretchen, I got stung and passed out. What time is it?” She asked.
Gretchen’s relieved voice cut through the phone: “Oh Chloe thank goodness, it’s 2:42. You left around 12.”
Day 13
I woke up to giggling and laughter. I sat up and looked at the doorway and on the other side I could hear the boys quietly playing together. I moved the covers and tried to move my legs, but instantly daggers of pain went up my right leg. I wanted to do it more slowly but nothing seemed to help.
“Chloe!” I called and immediately heard something clatter upstairs followed by fast footsteps into the basement.
In a second Chloe had sprinted into the room and was on top of me giving me a huge hug. She pulled away and gave me one of her pretty little smiles.
“How are you feeling?” She asked.
My stomach growled and that answered her question.
“You’ve been asleep for almost two days, no wonder you’re hungry.” She said, I froze and looked over at the clock, but nothing showed on it. It was just a blank black screen.
“When did the power go out?” I asked, turning back toward her.
“Not long after you fell asleep.” She said, “We put as much food as we could into coolers, but most of what was in the fridge and freezer has gone bad.”
Her face was sad and grim. I reached for her hand with my good hand and squeezed it.
“We’ll get through this just like everything else. We’ll make it through if we stick together.” I told her starting to realize how hoarse I sounded.
She smiled then looked up at me again: “I’ll go get you some food… and a water bottle.” She said walking back out of the room.
I lay there in deep thought when Alan poked his head in.
“Uncle, are you okay?” He asked, sitting down on the foot of the bed.
“I’ll be fine,” I said, smiling at him.
He smiled back, “Uncle you’ve got a Lego hand now.” He yelled pointing to my left hand.
I looked at my hand and saw the way they wrapped it did look like a Lego hand.
“Ha… yeah I suppose so.” I chuckled, Alan nodded and disappeared into the hallway.
A few minutes later Chloe appeared in the doorway with a plate and Mom and Gretchen tailed her.
“Sweety, are you ok?” My mom asked, walking over to the bedside and putting her hand on my forehead.
“Yes Mom I’m ok, I’m as ok as I can be right now,” I told her.
“Well I’m glad you’re ok,” She said, hugging me.
“Me too,” Gretchen added, hugging me.
After a minute they broke away and Chloe gave me my plate. It was some dry cereal and a piece of toast.
“Sorry… that’s all I could scrape together.” She said her expression was sad.
“How much is left?” I asked her.
“A few days maybe, the water situation is even worse though,” She said grimly.
I felt a crushing sense of defeat at that.
“We’re going to need to do something now,” Gretchen said, “Before we can’t do anything.”
“Agreed, but what? There is no chance of leaving without a snow plow.” I grumbled, becoming more disheartened.
“What if we had a snow plow?” Chloe asked.
“What?” Me and Gretchen asked.
“I mean, they keep it at the tractor place just a mile away. We could get the snow plow.” She suggested a hint of hope in her eyes.
“I don’t think we’ll all fit. Let alone supplies.” I told her.
“So then we bring two vehicles,” She said, “One or two of us go to the place, get the snow plow, and come back to the others in the other vehicle and follow behind.”
It was actually a pretty good plan, but it was still wishful thinking. They had a lot of variables on that.
“That might work, but it will take time and we don’t exactly have time,” I said.
“Well then let's get some more time. We might be able to find more food in other homes,” My mom said.
“Yes, in theory, that would work, but we don’t have two people to go,” I said.
“I’m out of commission, Gretchen isn’t leaving her boys, and not in a million years am I letting you go, Mom,” I argued.
“She can handle herself, she did the other day,” Mom argued back.
“What?... no I was with her…” I turned toward Chloe in confusion.
I saw a guilty look on her face and she told me that she’d gone to the store on the 11th day after they were done treating me.
I pulled her into a tight hug and whispered in her ear: “If you do that again I will use whatever force necessary to make your stay here.”
She looked at me, her eyes darkening: “Joey if I don’t go, we will starve. I’m terrified too but if that is what needs to be done I’ll do it.”
“I… I… I don’t want to lose you.” I sputtered out.
Her face turned red before she said: “I don’t want to lose you either, or any of you guys and that's why I need to go.”
I finally relented, Gretchen and my mom left the room, and Chloe sat and chatted with me while I ate my mediocre breakfast.
She perked up and said, “Joey I need to show you something.”
She got up and helped me get out of bed. Getting out wasn’t that hard unless I had to move my left leg or arm. Once I was standing she helped me over to the restroom and then helped me sit down.
“What am I supposed to be looking at?” I asked, looking around the bathroom.
“This,” She said, pulling the shower curtain open and revealing what was inside.
Lying inside the tub was the body of the dog bug creature.
“Why the heck did you bring that in?” I asked.
“Aren’t you curious what it is?” She asked, an almost crazed look in her eyes.
“Fair, I am curious,” I said. “Found anything out so far?” I then asked.
“Well a no, not yet,” She said looking disappointed now, “I just know it isn’t anything science knows of.”
“Nothing, nothing interesting?” I inquired.
“Well yes there are interesting things,” She said, “Like look at this.”
She grabbed a knife covered in yellowish-green blood and used it to open a previously cut incision into the body. I looked inside and saw something quite strange. This thing still had an endoskeleton.
“Nothing that we know of on earth has an endo and exoskeleton, and I honestly don’t know why an animal would have both.” She said looking up at me.
“Hmm… mind if I take a look?” I asked.
She nodded and I moved over and took the knife with my right hand. I used the knife to hold open the incision and I looked at the bone. It looked normal but I was suspicious so I set the knife down, reached in, and yanked the femur I’d been looking at out. The femur was the size it should’ve been for a normal dog, but for this creature, it was extremely undersized.
“Just as I thought,” I said, looking over at her.
“Can you explain to me what it is that you just figured out?” She asked, very confused.
“Look how small this femur is, it should be double the size for this creature, but it is the adequate size for a normal dog. The way I figure this is that during the metamorphosis that changed the dog into this thing the bones were not destroyed or changed. That’s why they are still there but not the right size.” I explained holding the bone up to her.
“I suppose that your theory makes sense,” She said after a short pause.
Day 14
Chloe sat on the bed strapping on the extra gear I was making her take. I knew I couldn’t stop her from going so I decided I would make her as safe as possible. I dug through old boxes and found my dad's old Kevlar vests. There were two so I cut one up to make guards for her arms and legs. Then I made her put on an extra coat to add one more layer of protection, as for other parts I agreed that the motorcycle helmet was the best helmet we had so she put that on.
Now she was sitting on the bed with the helmet sitting next to her while she was loading her weapons. She was bringing the semi-automatic and the sniper rifle with extra ammo for each. She also had a hunting knife strapped to her belt saying it would’ve come in handy last time. I looked at her and gave her a tight hug.
“If you don’t come back I’ll find you and teach you a lesson.” I jokingly threatened her.
She let out a giggle, “I’ll try my best.”
Again she made her outside into the blizzard. It raged on around her as it had been for days. She had to climb the almost four-foot-tall pile of snow before she could really start exploring. They’d assumed that the people who had left town wouldn’t have much food in their homes, so she planned to hit Carl’s house and the Garrison’s house today. Then check out a few other houses the next day, but right now she had to focus on simply taking the next step because anytime she stepped wrong she’d sink further into the snow. Slowly through the whipping wind and freezing snow, she walked. It was exhausting especially with her still being sore from a couple of days ago, but she continued despite the pain and weather. Despite it all she kept taking step after step after step, and the whole time the blizzard's icy claws were digging into her.
Eventually, she saw the destroyed store and walked past it, her eyes eyeing the shattered windows for any movement but nothing happened. She continued onward knowing that Carl’s house was now only a block away. She walked carefully and precisely trying not to step in the wrong place. Then she saw it. Carl’s house was a small colonial-style two-story home with a big wrap-around porch, but now it looked horrible. The door was ripped out of its hinges and two or three windows were shattered. She slid down a short snowy slope and onto the porch. Crack! One of the wooden planks that made the porch broke from under her foot and her foot slipped down. She pulled it out of the hole and slowly walked into his house.
There was a trail of snow leading in from the fallen door almost like a carpet leading her into this place. It was horrible on the inside. It reminded her of the store. Furniture was thrown every which way, some bearing deep gashes. The closest door to her had a hole going straight through it. She walked over a vast sea of shattered glass and turned into the kitchen. The granite countertops had been ripped from their places and shattered on the tiled floor. A large gash was in the door of the now fallen fridge. She walked over and kneeled down near the fridge, ripping open one of the doors. As she suspected, everything in there was frozen solid. Sitting in there was cheese, deli meat, assorted fruits and vegetables, shattered glasses of condiments, and two steaks. She grabbed everything and stuffed it all into one of the duffel bags she’d brought. Then she saw a loaf of bread lying on the ground near her and grabbed that too. She stood up and looked around the kitchen. She noticed a box of pasta sitting next to a pot on the stove. The box was full, so she grabbed it. The pot was partly melted onto the stove and frozen tomato sauce sat inside.
The picture of what had happened began to emerge in her head. Carl had likely been walking home from the store when it attacked. It chased him inside, breaking down the door and destroying everything in its path. His wife, Greta, had been making spaghetti for dinner when it happened. He ran into the kitchen and grabbed his wife with the beast following him. It destroyed the kitchen as it chased them.
Chloe pushed those thoughts from her head and opened their pantry to see if there was more food. There were lots of boxes but her eyes fell on the cans that lined the bottom of the pantry. There were dozens of them, probably a hundred or two cans. She kneeled and started eagerly grabbing the cans and putting them in the duffel bag. She even took out the cheese and pasta to make for more room.
She stopped her eager collecting when she heard a slight ticking noise. Stingers she thought and then pulled her knife from her belt in preparation. The ticking was slight and distant. It probably just walked in, she thought. With the ticking, she heard the slight creaking of the wood floor in the hall as it approached the kitchen. Then a scraping tapping sound as it began walking on the tiles. She gripped the knife tightly and got ready to stab the thing. Scr…! The stinger managed to give off a faint screech before the sharp hunting knife pierced its windpipe. She yanked the knife out of its neck severing the head from the body. Then she resheathed the knife and quietly got back to what she’d been doing. She didn’t stop until the bag was bulging then she zipped it closed and heaved it under her arm. It was heavy but she wasn’t weak.
She walked over to the front door and set the duffel bag next to it. She wanted to check out the rest of the house before she left.
She crept down the hall and into the master bedroom. It was intact, everything looked right and nothing was broken. She walked over to the dresser and started going through the drawers. Darn, just clothes. She thought as she dug her hands in shuffling the clothes around. She opened the drawer and start thrashing around the clothes when she felt something hard. She pulled a box of ammo out of the drawer. It was for the revolver she looked to see how much but it was empty.
Almost every stair on the way upstairs bore scratches and one or two were cracked. They creaked so loud she began to worry that the noise would get the stinger’s attention but nothing came. Then finally she arrived upstairs. The second floor of their house was composed of two rooms, a restroom, and his daughter Lacy’s bedroom. The bedroom door and a dresser lay on the room floor scratched and broken. The rest of the room was torn apart. The bed was shredded and a mirror lay shattered on the ground. Her eyes fell to the window which was propped open.
The rest of their story seemed to fall into place. Carl and Greta ran upstairs chased by the hound, and into Lacy’s room. They barricaded the door as the creature tried to get it, and then they all quickly slipped out of the window onto the porch roof and then to the ground. They ran to the store and bunkered there. The creature searched the whole shop but couldn’t find them. Then later the hound came back and Carl went to fight it. He told Greta and Lacy to hide in a stall and made his way to the main part of the shop. There he was killed and then dragged into the shower stall to be eaten, and at some point during that time the stingers and slugs got to Lacy and Greta.
She shivered, they’d tried so hard but it still got to them. Maybe if he’d had more bullets he could’ve survived. Thinking of the empty box and the two shots that had woken them that night.
She walked out of the bedroom and back downstairs. She found her eyes wandering around the destroyed first floor again, and it struck her that something bigger had to have done this. There was no way the deer-sized hound would have destroyed this much. She hurried over into the kitchen again and looked at the gash in the fridge. That’s too big. Way too big! She thought looking at the huge gash. She started to think about the store and the same inconsistencies began to appear in the memories. All the damage, the claw marks, the strength, it was all too much, too big, there was no way the hound had done this.
As she was thinking she noticed a doorway she hadn’t been through. Next to her was the doorway to the basement stairs with the door wide open. She peaked down and saw light down there, not much probably from a window, but it was something.
Creak! Her first step of descent was loud and made her worry again that something would hear her. She stopped and listened, but nothing. So as carefully as she could she continued. Every step was as loud as the first and every step made her jump in her skin and wait for something to happen. But after what seemed like ages she arrived at the bottom.
The basement was large with two spare bedrooms and a large storage room. She slowly walked down the hall looking into the bedrooms on both sides of her. They were bare with nothing much more than beds, so she walked forward and into the main storage room.
The storage room had large shelving units across the whole room. The shelves were partially filled with labeled boxes. She walked over to one shelf and started reading the labels. Christmas, no, I don't need that. Halloween, not that. Games, nope. Sports could be useful. She thought as she grabbed the heavy crate and set it out in front of her. She grabbed the latches on either side, undoing them and popping the lid off.
Suddenly a ripping sound erupted from another part of the basement. The ripping had a sort of wet sound to it. Chloe started to walk over to the sound far too curious not to. Screech! It came from the same direction as the ripping sound. She got the gun ready and then jumped from around a shelf not facing what was making the sound. She watched one of those hound things fully emerge from a cocoon and look over at her. A chill ran down her spine as its four eyes met hers; the two to the left were icy blue and the two to the right were dark brown. This one was also slightly smaller but much stockier than the other. Rat-a-tatatata! She released a quick barrage of bullets hoping to stop the disgusting thing, but it just started charging for her. Quickly she moved to the other side of the shelving and pushed it down. Her whole body was shaking, but she had to keep calm and keep fighting. The hound howled in pain and started cracking through the wooden shelf to get to her. She took this time to aim a good shot at its face. Rat-a-tat! She shot two quick bullets into its face. One sunk into its exoskeleton the other buried itself into one of its eyes. SCREECH!!!!! It broke through the shelf and made a quick dive toward her. It pinned her to the ground, knocking her gun away in the process. It sunk its jaws into the helmet and it started to break and crack. She started to cry. This thing was going to eat through her helmet then her face, but during this moment of panic she remembered something. She pulled the knife from her belt and stabbed it into the hound's semi-exposed underbelly. It screeched again in pain so she stabbed again. She then shoved the hurt thing off of her and dove for the gun. She felt one of its praying mantis talons slash her vest and then her upper leg, so she turned around and fired. Rat-a-tatata! She shot it four more times, one hitting its forehead, the second hitting its mouth, the third mouth as well, and the fourth badly damaged its lower jaw. Its face was covered in yellow-greenish blood and it was throwing up blood onto the floor. Just as she thought it might be dying it made a quick sprint toward her. It bit her right knee, its teeth sinking in and actually managing to make her bleed. But then crash! It shoved forward and caused her to fall on top of it. Not having a good shot she grabbed the knife and started stabbing anywhere she could until it finally stopped fighting.
She lay there catching her breath until finally she stood up. Her vision was disrupted by the cracks in the helmet’s visor. She tore the helmet off and threw it down onto the dying hound. Even as it lay there it still tried to get toward her and attack her. She thought about executing it but decided that would just be a waste of a bullet and in a weird way she found its attempts to attack entertaining.
The sports crate she’d opened earlier didn’t have much use. It contained a few balls and two or three different types of rackets. She continued looking through the shelves until she found a box labeled camping. She slid it off the shelf and onto the floor, undid the latches, and popped the lid off. Inside the box were all sorts of goodies. At the top of the box were two big mummy sleeping bags. She pulled those out to see fire starters, water purifiers, bug spray, sunscreen, a small tent, utensils, pots and pans, and a large hatchet. Excitedly she grabbed her other duffel bag and moved everything from the crate into it.
She heaved the duffel bag under her arm and carried it back upstairs. She set it next to the other and turned around. She wanted to check one more place before she left the house. She walked across the house and to the backdoor pushing it open and looking outside. In their backyard half buried in snow was a shed. She hurried over to the shed through the deep snow. The doors were almost completely covered in snow and she knew she wouldn't be spending the whole day shoveling. Luckily there was a small window near the top of the shed. She gave it one good kick and the window popped open. She slid through the hole and dropped down into the shed.
The shed was small with very little inside. There was a lawn mower and a few tools but that was it. The one thing that did catch her eye was a small wooden sled with a rope tied to the front. She picked it up thinking how much easier it would make carrying the bags.
Chloe carefully shoved the sled through the window frame and then squeezed through herself. She carried the sled into the house, used tape to keep the bags secure on it, and then started pulling the sled back towards home. Carl’s house was near the top of a small hill, so for a short couple of seconds, she rode the sled as it slid down the icy slope. It made her feel like a little kid and she wished it would have lasted longer.
After a long walk through the blizzard she arrived home tired and her face feeling like it was freezing off. Gretchen hugged her the moment she walked in.
“Are you ok? We thought we heard gunshots.” She said a little worried.
“You did… I had to kill another hound thing. Just like the one in the tub. The armor worked like a charm though, I hardly felt its bite.” Chloe said motioning to the rip in her pants around the knee.
“Oh shoot you bleeding,” Gretchen said looking at her leg.
Chloe looked down to see a cut on her thigh and a few small nicks on her knee.
I sat in bed. I'd just heard Chloe come in and I waited patiently for her to come down. After a couple of minutes, I heard footsteps come downstairs and start creeping down the hall. Then I saw her face poke in from around the door. She smiled and walked in when she saw I was awake.
“Hi babe, how are you feeling?” She asked, taking a seat next to me.
“I mean my hand still hurts like heck, but yeah I’m fine.” I joked.
She smiled, “Seriously though, are you feeling alright?” She asked.
“I’m feeling fine,” I lied trying to get her to stop worrying.
“I want to hear about everything that happened,” I said sitting up.
So she told me everything that happened, even her theory on what exactly happened to Carl and his family.
“Did they have a dog?” She asked me after finishing her story.
“Yeah… a pitbull I think,” I replied, trying my best to remember the odd times when Carl talked about his dog.
“That explains it, that hound was a lot stockier than the one you shot.” She said, “Also it destroyed the helmet so I need a new one before I go to the Garrison’s house.”
I gave her a worried look, “Do you need to go?” I asked.
“YES!” She insisted, “We don’t know what happened to them, and I’d like to find a little more food.”
“But do we need more food?” I asked, “You got a lot of cans.”
“Joey, this has already been going on for two weeks. Who knows how long it will last? More preparation never hurts.” She argued, sounding a little angry now.
“Ok… Ok… Just be safe,” I told her and gave her a big hug.
Gretchen found an arguably better helmet in the garage, a big metal welding helmet. It fit Chloe almost perfectly, and as a backup, she wore two thick hoods to protect the back of her head. She had a very bad feeling this time, as she stood there by the door she couldn’t help but shake. She wanted someone to come with her, and as big Herman came over to say his goodbyes she had an idea.
She marched through the deep snow with Herman atop the sled she pulled. She’d try to have him follow on foot, but the snow was just too high and he kept getting stuck. But she didn’t care that he was just extra weight because she was just happy that she wasn’t facing this alone. She slowly made her way down the street, the blizzard more relentless than ever. It seemed to her the longer the blizzard continued the stronger it was becoming. The snow continued to pound down on top of her slowly wearing down her will to continue, but it didn’t stop her. She took one step after another after another. She was starting to tire and the pain of the injuries was beginning to wear on her. But every time she seemed to slow Herman would give a little woof, and she would keep on going.
The snow had become so hard to see through that more than an outstretched hand was invisible to her. Her vision was so bad she didn’t know the group of crawlers and slugs were there until she was practically right on top of them
“Hey, we should probably start clearing the driveway now,” Gretchen said suddenly to her mom while they both sat at the kitchen table.
“That’s probably a wise idea,” Our mother said with a smile.
Gretchen and Mom began their efforts with large snow shovels. Gretchen did most of the work as Mom had to take frequent breaks. They shoveled and shoveled as the day wore on going over their work with salt so as to not let more snow accumulate. Gretchen was exhausted from the work, but she continued nonetheless. She kept digging ad digging until she heard the shovel scrape concrete then she moved to the next section. Despite the cold, they were both dripping with sweat.
I sat by the window watching them work while the boys played. I so wanted to go help but knew I couldn’t. I couldn’t do anything but sit and watch them work. I felt horrible as I watched, and then my mind started thinking of Chloe. I pulled out the walkie and pressed the button to talk.
The first thing Chloe heard was Screech! The stinger was right in front of her clearly just as surprised by her as she was of it. But it wasn’t alone from her restricted view; it looked like there were about 10 stingers and 3 or so slugs.
She tried to raise her gun but they were scattering around far too quickly. Then she heard a ripping noise as one of them drove a stinger into her boot. She pulled out the hunting knife and made quick work of the stinger. Two more stingers were charging straight for her and one was coming from her left. Before she could do anything the snow under the two erupted and they were dragged down into it. She wasn’t able to see what it was and she began to shake as it did the same thing to the one coming from her left. In a sudden panic, she turned around to see the sled empty with a hole in the snow right next to it. She let out a small cry whatever was under the snow had gotten Herman and the stingers, but there was no time for mourning as more of the stingers began coming for her. Again the snow erupted under them but this time she got a better look. Whatever was under the snow was big and white. She got the gun as the thing took out the rest of the slugs and stingers. She assumed it was coming for her next. She hurried and jumped atop the sled so it couldn’t take her down easily. She stood there ready to fight whatever monster thing had gotten everything. Horrible images of twisted spider mole creatures flew through her head. Suddenly the snow next to the sled exploded open and she saw the large white beast jump out of the snow and on top of her. She closed her eyes expecting to feel teeth begin to sink down, but after a second she heard a lapping sound. She opened her eyes to see Herman on top of her licking her helmet. She smiled and let out a laugh.
“Good boy!” She said encouragingly.
Herman was completely covered in snow; he looked more like a polar bear than a dog. She brushed some of it off but didn’t bother to do much. She helped the big dog back onto the sled and continued forward. She walked another block before she finally saw her destination to her right was the Garrison’s large house broken and beaten from obvious attacks. It stood there somehow feeling more eerie than the surrounding houses. She stepped onto the wooden porch and there was a loud creak. Ever so more carefully she and Herman crept across the porch and into the house. If only they’d known what they were about to walk into.
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2023.06.09 20:16 jrdhytr Metuchen Farmers Market Opening Day June 10

Metuchen Farmers Market 9am-2pm
June 10 through November 19
Pearl St & New Street, Metuchen, NJ, USA
Join us in Metuchen Town Plaza each Saturday from June 10th through November 19th for fresh produce, meat, eggs, and cheeses from local farmers as well as artisanal breads, prepared foods, pickles, olives, fruits, and nuts.
Our Weekly Vendors
Chickadee Creek Farm - Organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers grown in Pennington, NJ. Accepts Sr FMNP & WIC.
Countrystand Farms - Fresh produce including seasonal corn, melons, and apples/cider, plus home-baked treats.
Farmer Al's - Farm-fresh vegetables, fruit & potted flowers. Accepts Sr FMNP & WIC.
Von Thun's - Fresh produce. Accepts Sr FMNP & WIC.
Stonybrook Meadows - Naturally raised pork, lamb, and sheep from heritage breeds; pastured eggs; local jams and honey.
Zell's Farm - Cultivated fresh and dried mushrooms, house-made dumplings, steam buns, and broth.
Other Vendors
Hoboken Farms - Breads and pastries, fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, frozen pastas, fish, and meats.
Pickles Olives Etc - Wide variety of olives and pickled vegetables.
Woodstack Pizza & Kitchen - Artisanal Bread and pastries
Fritz's - Fresh-made creative sandwiches, desserts, and baked goods with vegetarian and vegan options.
Chapter 2 Coffee - Chapter 2 Coffee is a new coffee roasting company in Central Jersey, hoping to spread the knowledge and love of coffee and bringing the community together.
Our Alternate-Week Vendors
Kikito's Jibaritos - Specialty Puerto-Rican savory sandwiches
Chumami Chili Oil - Premium all-purpose, all-natural chili oil made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
Ava Quinn's - Creative, small-batch, all-natural skin- and hair-care products & gifts. Vegan-friendly.
Simply Baked Goods - Locally-made gourmet cookies, macaroons, and other baked goods.
Sourland Mountain Spirits - Award-winning spirits such as Flagship Gin, Vodka, Bourbon, Rum; seasonal exclusives like Blueberry Honey Vodka.
Cora's Cravings - Comfort food to go: Mexican street corn; mac-n-cheese, wings, and yams in "Craver Soul Cups"
We Are Wonderfully Made - Authentic Trinidadian Pepper Sauces from multi-generation family recipe.
Kaya Selfcare - Body scrubs, lotions, bath bombs, shampoo bars, conditioner bars, soaps, & lip balm from natural ingredients.
Grubs4Pups - Natural treats for dogs. Handcrafted, healthy, and organic.
Montclair Brewery - Creative craft beers from a local microbrewery run by a wife-and-husband team.
Visit for more information.
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2023.06.09 19:54 Morgellons-Live "Depression" article by Aajonus Vonderplanitz

(Appendix L) Most often, depression is caused by too much carbohydrate sugar and sugar byproducts in the blood, lymph and nerves. Carbohydrates made into blood sugar result, unfavorably, in high sugar byproducts, causing the blood, lymph and nerve serums to be sticky, causing reduced bodily functions and hypoglycemia.
Naturally, when too much carbohydrate sugar enters the blood, the pancreas produces insulin. Insulin helps regulate blood sugar levels by binding with sugars and turning them into glycogen which can be stored in the body and used later. When mutant sugars enter the blood, the pancreas overproduces insulin even if the blood sugar is low.
Refined sugars are mutations, including flash pasteurized products. They enter the blood too fast. When refined sugars are eaten, the body first tries to turn them into a more natural sugar. However, most of the sugar just passes into the blood as mutations. They over-stimulate the liver and pancreas. Eventually, bile and hormones, like insulin, bind with the sugars and leave the blood low in sugar (hypoglycemia). Over a period of time, this can lead to the eventual exhaustion of the pancreas (diabetes). Although it would take considerably longer, the same can result from eating too much raw fresh fruit and fruit juices.
The best way to resolve the blood-sugar problems that cause depression is to eat a lot of raw meat. When the body forms blood sugars from meat, the blood sugar is called pyruvate. The body's use of pyruvate results, favorably, in low sugar byproducts allowing clean body serums, including in the nerves.
For some people, simply changing to a raw diet, that includes lots of raw meat, relieves depression. For a few, adding only raw fats to their diet is the simple answer because without proper fat, proteins cannot be assimilated for many purposes. Eating raw meat with raw fat, and reducing fruit intake to once daily in the afternoon only, feeds the liver and pancreas, regenerates and rebuilds them and, over a period of many years, repairs them to where they cease to automatically over-dump sugar into the blood and over-produce insulin.
Another cause of chronic depression is too-low of bacterial levels throughout the body. When high levels of bacteria are present, proper detoxification occurs. Bacteria are janitors who consume organic cellular waste, keeping the body clean. When the body is low in bacterial levels, the body becomes overloaded with organic waste and toxins, causing cellular depression that is experienced throughout the body and mind, and expressed emotionally.
The low-bacterial cause of depression can be alleviated by eating stinky bacterially decomposing meat, as several cultures do, such as the Eskimo. The Eskimo call that meat "high" meat. Eating an ounce of high meat usually relieves depression in 10-20 minutes and may last for weeks. I demonstrated that there is no danger from eating meat with enormous amounts of bacteria on Ripley's Believe It Or Not (it first aired internationally on July 17, 2002). The recipe to make high meat is in my recipe book, The Recipe For Living Free of Disease.
A less favorable way to keep the blood sugar level balanced is to eat one cooked starch (like French bread, rice cakes, pasta, air-popped corn, baked or steamed potato) with lots of raw fat (like avocado, unsalted raw butter, no-salt-added raw cheese, raw cream, raw eggs, stone-pressed olive oil or fresh coconut) with a little fresh fruit. For people with severely overactive pancreases, that combination - in small amounts - may have to be consumed two to four times daily. However, the cooked starch always results in accumulations of sugar byproducts and toxins.
How the last recommendation works is that the cooked starch easily binds with excess insulin. Then the raw fat binds with the starch-insulin1 mass and escorts it to the bowels. The fresh fruit raises the blood sugar level to normal. Depression is gone or mitigated within forty minutes. However, many sugar byproducts and other toxins from the cooked starch accumulate in the body and could eventually cause disease.
1 If the fats reach temperatures above 104 degrees Fahrenheit, they have a greater tendency to store in the body and solidify instead of dumping into the bowels. Therefore, eating fats warmed above 104 degrees Fahrenheit is not suggested for optimal health."
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2023.06.09 19:37 macfadden3 The dinner plan this week

I often have a hard time thinking of what to make for dinner, so now that my meal plan is ready for the week, I thought I would share it here to help anyone who is looking for ideas. There are only six dinners listed, because that is usually enough to get us through the week. In my area, all the ingredients you need for these meals are easy to find at a regular grocery store, though things in your area might by different.
  1. Caprese sandwiches
  2. Chickpea and sweet potato curry
  3. Burrito bowls (I don't use a recipe for my burrito bowls, but you could follow this one if you need a blueprint)
  4. Tofu and vegetables with peanut sauce
  5. Pasta with pumpkin marinara sauce and a salad
  6. Cheese pupusas with coleslaw
If you're not familiar with pupusas, they are like very thick, stuffed tortillas from El Salvador. In this video, you can how they are made. She uses a filling with meat, but I just use mozzarella. The typical side dish for pupusas is curtido, which is sliced vegetables, mostly cabbage, with a vinegar dressing, but I usually make a creamy coleslaw instead. I'm sure this is sacrilegious, but I like it.
I hope this helps anyone who is running low on dinner ideas. If you already have your dinners planned for the week, consider posting them in the comments.
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2023.06.09 19:36 ZigzagmanTrader $TWOH - Cuore Food Service is a food distribution company that specializes in the distribution of high-quality, authentic Italian food products. With a focus on quality, sustainability, and social responsibility.

Here are some of the brands carried by Cuore Food Service:
Borrelli is an Italian brand that specializes in producing a range of high-quality gourmet food products, including pasta sauces, extra virgin olive oil, and tomato products. Their products are made from the finest Italian ingredients and are crafted using traditional techniques, resulting in a rich and authentic flavor.
Mitica Fine Foods is an Italian company that specializes in importing and distributing artisanal food products from Italy and other Mediterranean countries, including cheese, cured meats, olives, and other Mediterranean specialties. Their products are sourced from small, family-run producers, and are known for their exceptional quality and unique flavor profiles.
Mutti is a well-known Italian brand that specializes in producing high-quality tomato products, including canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Mutti's products are made from the finest Italian tomatoes, and their commitment to quality has made them a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike.
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2023.06.09 19:28 Olivesplace more lipton

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2023.06.09 19:25 SapphireNinja47 Tips for Starting a GF Diet

I have been having digestive issues for quite some time and the last two years have been particularly rough. My original primary care physician (PCP) said it was nothing to worry about and didn't recommend any remedies or tests. My new PCP is taking things a lot more seriously. This past week he sent out some labs to test for antibodies to gluten. I am also supposed to be scheduled for a hydrogen breath test but the wait time is pretty long. I was advised to start a gluten-free and lactose-free diet in the mean time to see if things get better. This is going to be tough for me as my current diet pretty much consists of cheese, bread, and pasta. But I am tired of feeling miserable and am willing to try anything to get some relief.
I took a 23andMe test some years ago and having a background in genetics, I have put my raw data through all sorts of analysis programs just for fun. I realize genetic predispositions are not absolute, and in fact, that is one of the things I always preface when talking about genetics. According to several platforms, I am "most likely lactose tolerant" but have a lot of markers for celiac disease and Crohn's.
I am still going to try a lactose and gluten free diet. So I am looking for any tips on how to transition. Thanks!
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2023.06.09 18:16 D-boar [pro/chef] Spaghetti and mussels cooked in a chilli, white wine and garlic sauce served with garlic bread.

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2023.06.09 17:26 D-boar [pro/chef] Spaghetti and mussels cooked in a chilli, white wine and garlic sauce served with garlic bread.

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2023.06.09 17:03 boomerpatrol375 Fried spam, two different pasta/rice roni types, broccoli and cheddar cheese

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2023.06.09 16:57 Daja_Kyun Financial abuse sucks.

Trigger warning, threats towards pet.
My mother asked me to make mashed potatoes, and I did, I peeled them, I had boiled water, and I was in the middle of chopping them. I was looking forward to the potatoes too.
I mentioned that I'll be doing an online food shop soon, since I didn't have much left, but I won't have any money left to help with the vet bills.
Wrong thing to say, apparently, as she started going off on how she wasn't going to be paying the bill, that I "don't help her with shit", so why should she help me. She has a history of financially abusing her children, she currently takes the majority of my disability money, and always asks for the little she does give me back, and convinently forgets to ever replace it.
So because she was being so horrible to me, and she's made comments about killing my cat frequently in the past and today, I decided that I'm not going to put effort into making her dinner, and dumped them into the bin.
I then left the room as she started s c r e a m i n g insults because she couldn't have her taters. (She's fully capable of making them herself, though)
It's so weird, I said that I would pay for the first vet consultation, and whatever else I could afford, but that I would need help paying for food a few days afterwards, AND SHE GOT ANGRY THEN TOO, because I'm not 'supposed' to have money (She immediately asked for £20 and was even angrier when I refused) and THEN she she said that she'd just call up some charities for help with the vet bills.
She also got really mad at me for wanting to buy myself food, since she "doesn't have anything" except she has a cupboard overflowing with all sorts of tins, but she won't even eat a can of soup because BuT tHeReS nO bReAd. Go hungry then I guess? Our diets are wildy different, I eat mainly vegetables with sides of rice, cous cous, pasta, whilst she's heavily on meat and cheese, and gags at vegetables.
I used to get so, so angry at her, just pure hatred whenever she would act like this, but now I just feel nothing. Dissociation? Maybe.
Her money is her money, my money is her money, and all that money is for drugs and baccy.
She says if I got a job I'd have to give her even MORE money, but also discourages me from getting a job because "You wouldn't be able to handle it." And you can just tell she has absolutely no good intentions with either route.
People used to tell me that it was only a few years until I was old enough to move out, but now I'm 19 and there's still fuck all I can do.
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