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About Me

someone who regretted not finishing college until i realized that the more time you spend in those windowless boxes, listening to people drone on and on and on, the dumber you get. the evidence that ppl w letters after their names are idiots is all around me. sometimes, what you think is the worst thing in your life turns out to be the best thing.

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planning a trip to the olde sod this winter. tracing the tree. my heritage

dang. i sure do like this site. i got the premium package so i can trace the irish part of the history.
cheaper than ancestry. uploaded dna and found a cousin from the same county where my gramps was born. having a nice convo.
soooo easy to use. tree is up to over 100 ppl, when i added only a doz by hand.
found the ellis island records of my paternal grandparents. famine refugees who came in steerage. i thought this was the case, but what a wave of sadness to see that in writing.

but boy howdy. learning a lot about the irish gift for holding grudges. my dad's mom had 10 sibs. never met a one. many stayed in delavan wi, but many moved to chicago, as did my grandparents.
had already found out that my mom's mom had 10 sibs also, 6 of which stay in new york after arriving. my mom had no idea. she died thinking that her brother's 3 kids and their kids were her only living family. they used to come to our house before their dad died, in his 40's. but the ties died w him. xmas cards was about it. i did reconnect w his oldest daughter through 23/me.
the rest of the sibs that came to chicago had no kids. one of those grandneices got married in a big wedding and didnt invite her. about the saddest i ever saw her.

anyway. highly recommend this site. had an ancestry account, and had a terrible time getting my password reset. this was $149/yr for premium. feel like i have gotten that much out of it the week i have been using it.
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Thu Oct 1, 2020, 09:50 AM (2 replies)

welp. i just got suspended from twitter. @david corn asked-

today would be a good day for donald trump to-
my reply- have that heart attack he so richly deserves. he should eat 100 big macs. lets get this show on the road.

automatic suspension.
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:26 AM (40 replies)

for women, he was like the ass they divorced. for the deplorables

he was like the brutal, drunk or high old man that abused them and made them what they are.
and they hate that summbitch.
he f'ed himself tonight. cant wait to see the polls.
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:29 PM (13 replies)

tax cheato has all the dignity

of a gutter drunk who has shit and pissed his pants and is crying for his momma.
jebus clown is right, joe.
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Tue Sep 29, 2020, 10:00 PM (0 replies)

so, do we have a drinking game for tonight?

or are we on our own here?
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Tue Sep 29, 2020, 07:48 PM (12 replies)

any steve earle fans in here?

my absolute fave. my prophet rly.
he saved me life. i have 14 albums on my phone and during some of the worst yrs of my life, as i was trying to earn my certificate of design, i listened to those on shuffle commuting to downtown and back. there was always some song that spoke to the moment i was in.

this is my fave of them all. just started taking voice lessons, and this is the songs we are working on.
i was pleasantly surprised to learn there are more verses. but a tad disappointed that he changed several of the lyrics.

hanks version-

Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:12 PM (30 replies)

so, i got this ipad.

i wasnt rly in the market, but i switched from att to tmobile, and they practically made me take it.
but damn. i have had 3 mac laptops, 3 iphones, and this is the most counterintuitive device ever.

i tried making my way through the set up, and i hit a snag.
it is asking me for a passcode. but a- i hate passcodes. i hate locks and keys period. no way would i set a passcode.
and b- i never got that far in the process.

what the heck happened to plug and play?
just that welcome screen makes me what to pull my hair out. took me several run throughs before it came up in english and i figured out it was swipe down, not rt.
please tell me that if i ever get to the keyboard there is an escape key.
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:45 PM (13 replies)

file under- too decent for our own good. or our countries good.

sorry, c/p defeating me, but @jennifer cohn says hillary was told not to contest election results.


joe and kamala better be bringin the brass knuckles this time.
tho, he has already said he would not concede w/o an audit.

and i am STILL mad at john kerry for taking the $42M he raised for election lawyers and running home from ohio. i will die mad about that.
Posted by ihas2stinkyfeet | Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:14 PM (1 replies)
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