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    • How to remove Twitter from profile?

      in Forums > How to remove Twitter from profile? | Follow this topic

      CiQuat Woop woop

      It's been quite a long time since I've logged in and many things have changed about the site. On my profile, there is a "Follow me on Twitter" button that points to an account that I no longer use. I've poked around through all the settings and searched the forums and cannot find a way to remove this setting. Can anyone provide some help? Thanks!

      5 replies

    • XBox... Activate!

      7 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      So... I'm many years behind the curve. We got our first XBox for Christmas this year. I don't play all that much due to time demands, but look me up on Live anyway: SeattleCaveman

    • House + Lightning != Fun

      9 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      Yesterday we received a contract on our house. It made for a very good day. But this morning, I received disappointing news from my wife: Our house was hit by lightning in a bad storm last night.

      The fire department and police came out and couldn’t find any external damage, but my wife is still finding more electrical problems in the house. Dead computers and network equipment, TVs showing nothing but fuzz, a dead doorbell/intercom system, fried phones, and possible damage to the interconnected smoke alarms. Who knows what else… We’re still waiting on the electrician to show.

      I’m thankful my family was not hurt and the house wasn’t badly damaged, but this comes at a very bad time and might hurt the value of the house and cause the contract to fall through if it’s bad enough. Please pray that the damage is limited, that our insurance will come through for us, and that nothing else happens in the next 6 weeks so we can be together as a family again.

    • Oh yeah, I had a birthday!

      9 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      In reference to my previous journal, I decided to use my birthday as my catalyst for some positive change in my life. Two days ago, I ticked over another decade and am no longer a "twenty-something".

      Yup, I'm 30 now. The mere idea of that seems weird. I don't mind gray hairs (I'm well on my way to salt-and-pepper hair) and wrinkles don't bother me (I have plenty of smile/laugh lines around my eyes), but for some reason I'm having a hard time accepting that I'm no longer "young" and that I just can't pass for a random high-schooler anymore.

      Oh well, here's to a healthy and happy decade!

    • Goodbye, Grandma

      9 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      While you promised that there would be no funerals in 2010, you couldn't keep that promise from your hospital bed. I'm sure you've been gone for over a week, but your body finally gave up this afternoon.

      We'll miss you. We're so sorry how you had to go - it wasn't fitting of you and certainly wasn't dignified. At least we know you are in no more pain.

      We love you. Goodbye, Grandma.

    • Goodbye, Uncle Bill

      9 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      Today you decided to take the coward's way out and left behind a wife and four kids. I'm so mad at you, but I still love you and miss you. I just wish you were still here so I could tell you...



      Folks, I don't care what the M*A*S*H theme song's true lyrics said; suicide isn't painless. You hurt your self, your family, your friends, and your legacy. Today, a once great man took his life because he thought he was a complete and irredeemable failure - he couldn't have been more wrong. Even though his 20+ year business went under and he was left broke by the failure, he was still a business role model of mine. Unfortunately, I never got to tell him that.

      Rest in peace, Uncle Bill. I hope forgiveness finds you on the other side.

    • The rewards of fatherhood

      10 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      Yesterday as I was putting Melanie down for a nap, she surprised me with a loving, "You are the best dad ever..."

      Completely spontaneous and unprompted - I melted.

      Being a dad is so awesome. I love having my daughters and, despite the near-daily headaches they give me, they make up for it all in just one short sentence. <3

    • Sticky Buns

      10 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      Make them yourself!
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      Ingredients:
      2/3 cup milk
      1 tbsp active dry yeast
      2 tbsp granulated sugar
      3-3 1/4 cups flour
      1 tsp salt
      1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut in pieces
      2 eggs, lightly beaten
      grated rind of 1/2 lemon

      For topping and filling:
      1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
      5 tbsp butter
      1/2 cup water
      3/4 cup pecans, chopped
      3 tbsp granulated sugar
      2 tsp ground cinnamon
      3/4 cup raisins

      Directions:
      1. Heat milk to lukewarm. Add yeast and sugar and leave until frothy, about 15 minutes
      2. Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
      3. Make a well in the center and add yeast mixture, eggs, and lemon rind. With a wooden spoon, stir from the center, incorporating flour wtih each turn. When it becomes too stiff, stir by hand to obtain a rough dough.
      4. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Return to the bowl, cover with a plastic bag, and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
      5. Meanwhile, for the topping, make the syrup. Combine the brown sugar, butter, and water in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil gently until think and syrupy, about 10 minutes.
      6. Place 1 tablespoon of the syrup in the bottom of each of 18 1.5 inch muffin cups. Sprinkle in a thin layer of chopped pecans, reserving the rest for the filling.
      7. Punch down the dough and transfer to a floured surface. Roll out into an 18x12-inch rectangle.
      8. For the filling, combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and reserved nuts. Sprinkle over the dough in an even layer.
      9. Roll up tightly, form the long side, to form a cylinder.
      10. Cut the cylinder into 1-inch rounds. Place each in a prepared muffin cup, cut-side up. Leave to rise in a warm place until increased by half, about 30 minutes.
      11. Preheat oven to 350F. Place a sheet of foil under the pans to catch any syrup that bubbles over. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.
      12. Remove from the oven and invert the pans onto a sheet of wax paper. Leave for 3-5 minutes, then remove buns from the pans. Transfer to a rack to cool. Serve sticky-side up.

    • Happy New Year

      10 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      The CiQuat family is doing great. The adjustment to the new baby is going smoothly - it helps to have a "good" baby. Alyssa is happy, healthy, eating well, and (best of all) quiet. Melanie is still adjusting and is starting to show some real jealousy. It's going to be a rough couple of months, I bet. All-in-all, things are great. It's good to be able to share 2008 and 2009 with you!

    • Still no baby. Getting impatient

      10 years ago

      CiQuat Woop woop

      Ok, now I'm tired of waiting. The worst of December has passed and now I want the anticipation and waiting to be over. The house is ready enough and it'd be great if it came today or tomorrow so I didn't have to deal with "family Christmas" on Saturday... Time to break out the flashlight and go up there to coax it out.

  • Comments (385)

    • NSA_Phoenix

      12 years ago

      thanks a mil for the cigars. i dont smoke, but ill be sure to chew on them. also, they should change it from "It's a boy/girl" to "It's a rockstar." you know, start em of with high self esteem.

    • Preezerk

      12 years ago

      OH! I don't smoke, but I might just change! Those are sweet!


      and lightish red! NICE!

    • NSA_Phoenix

      12 years ago

      okay. just making sure.

    • monopoly_j

      12 years ago

      I am thankful to have you as a friend and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

      disney_thanksgiving.jpg

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      no, it's more of a "what" instead of an "if" Brandon. Don't worry about me, I've been working overtime for like two months now.

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      persowakkakh3.jpgpersowakkakh3.jpg
      smiley8.gifsmiley8.gif

      Post edited 11/17/06 6:35AM

    • CaptainLoozer

      12 years ago

      *Salute* *Cuts salute*

    • CaptainLoozer

      12 years ago

      Cool, thanks. I'm enjoying being back, here as well as other places, like the world outside of Parris Island.

    • herbius

      12 years ago

      I tried that approach as well...it didn't work. Like I said, if things turn out like our, your baby will be here any day now. Good luck and God Bless!!! It's a lot of fun.

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      Yeah, I noticed it right away. I think it might have been better if the clutter at the end would have gone on longer but I still think it's great.

    • herbius

      12 years ago

      Month and a half huh? Not if you do it like we did. Your child will be here sometime later this week.

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Dude, I live in Milwaukee, WI. And there are plenty of religious gay people. I take your point, though; it is much easier to meet more LGBT people once you meet at least one.

    • monopoly_j

      12 years ago

      GO CARDS INDEED!

    • Preezerk

      12 years ago

      I know! The puck with be a floating disc from where the physics dept discovered anti-gravity.

    • TheSwmnCello

      12 years ago

      Haha... as of yesterday. Mainly to help out in the Tech forum. BigBen was promoted yesterday too, for the PCE forum.

    • TheSwmnCello

      12 years ago

      That's cool. I can't believe it's been 32 weeks already... I could've sworn you posted that pregnancy test result not too long ago.

      Better enjoy that freedom though! Won't be much more of it for years and years...

    • Seona

      12 years ago

      It said another spring cleaning. See how dirty it gets when you stop cleaning?

    • herbius

      12 years ago

      I'm working on more baby pictures, just for you.

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      but we're assuming we'll find out what it's born


      Smart Ass.

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      Oh yeah, I know that routine. My wife's hip got completely thrown out of whack because of the relaxin hormone. She couldn't even walk some days. It all gets better once the baby is out.

      Do you know what sex the baby is? Will you find out? Name selection picked out yet? etc...?

    • omgidontno

      13 years ago

      Nice too meet you. Im Aaron!

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      sadly, the front hole that shows the boxers was all natural. Happened over a long period of time.

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      Well, you're still alive. That says something. smiley0.gif

    • Netdiver

      13 years ago

      btw.....i modded the "procrastinasian"

      +1 Funny
      +1 Ditto
      +1 Zing!


      you don't get +1 cool because you were making fun of me o_O
      congratz on being a daddy!

    • Netdiver

      13 years ago

      i guess so
      procrastination ain't all that bad

      i mean look i got at least 85 up there

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      Sites that use Quicktime frustrate me to no end. Why not host in FLV? That way anyone can access it!


      Aren't you using your mac-mini like I am? Quick Time comes already installed!!!

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      oh...I see. Interesting. I must've missed that. smiley1.gif

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      Now I remember! yeah....rent.....or prize box. hmmmm. smiley2.gif

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      I never did understand the idea behind the Prize Box. Was it just a jackpot of mods?

      ( and Heather already solved it. She's damn good!)

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      Not UMR since 1998. UMR is my 3rd college. I have one degree already, an ASS in Elect. Tech. This dec I'll get my BS in EE. Finally!

    • OneL

      13 years ago

      i don't know the exact dimensions but it's close to 12x12
      i did not istall the cabinets and the shelves, they were there
      the chair was here too, i think they got it at someplace like staples and the desk i bought through office max
      Click Here and it will take you to it.
      if you have any other questions let me know and i'll do my best to answer them
      have a good one

    • Natalyaold

      13 years ago

      Yes, he was very nice. smiley0.gif

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      I'd get a DS, but I'm sure this Internet thing will never catch on.
      That, and I've got no moneys. smiley2.gif

      Speaking of which... can you play online, or just other DSes via local network?

    • Gavino FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Where did you go!?

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      Did you fall off the face of the earth? How's your wife/baby/ultrasound? Mine finally came home!!!! OK, I miss you, bye bye.

    • trefu

      13 years ago

      I actually saw the puzzle a couple minutes after it was posted. I was confused, as usual, so I thought I would google some key words to find any good sources. Then, I just found the puzzle, solved for me by the first site that google listed. It took about a minute to find the answer. I did not post because I actually did not feel that the puzzle was valid. I like figuring out those puzzles because they are tough. I feel accomplished when I do so. I do not feel accomplished when Google does it for me.

    • Preezerk

      13 years ago

      wow.


      bookmarked! smiley0.gif

    • Kaatman

      13 years ago

      Hey! no need to get mad, I was just asking.

    • lefty

      13 years ago

      ha, I totally forgot to submit my riddle. I worked it out in my head but still have to put it all down. So probably sometime before we move you'll get it.

    • DeeMonstar

      13 years ago

      Wait... Wasn't shumaker101 the same one who was verbally abusing you? Bahahahaha!

      Yup.

      smiley4.gif

    • lefty

      13 years ago

      I didn't win but it got to $71. What a deal! smiley8.gif

    • DeeMonstar

      13 years ago

      No content can be on the site that sole purpose is to flame another member.

      Or something like that.

    • lefty

      13 years ago

      well yeah, nuts. But peanuts isn't a game, per se.

    • lefty

      13 years ago

      well yeah. I would just go "here's a prize box puzzle!"

      2+2= ?

      I'm not, you know, crazy.

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      Tell your wife I said, "Happy Mother's Day" to her. Hope all is well on that front.

    • monopoly_j

      13 years ago

      Just for you: jergames.blogspot.com/2006/02/monopoly-versions.html

      Looks like you have some collecting to do!


      that is awesome

      thanks for the link!

    • Natalyaold

      13 years ago

      But they didn't tell you no - that's a good sign!

    • Vicki

      13 years ago

      *hugs*

      You know, just for the heck of it. smiley1.gif

    • Natalyaold

      13 years ago

      That's awesome!!!! I hope you win! smiley0.gif

      (I was about to make another post, but realized that I can edit) How is the house situation? Are things looking better? worse? the same?

      Post edited 5/10/06 2:55PM

    • lefty

      13 years ago

      You should find out where your contractor lives and cut down his trees.
      And if he has no trees you should plant some.

      That'd show him!

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