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Gravdigr 03-26-2017 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 985165)
the owner comped our meal and drinks for four.

Awesome.

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 985169)
Only the highest calibre of ladies and gentlemen tip the dinner band. :thumbsup:

Sounds like patting m'self on the back, but, if they're good, I always send the band drinks at some point.

Helps get your requests played.

Gravdigr 03-26-2017 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 985165)
the owner comped our meal and drinks for four.

Awesome.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 985169)
Only the highest calibre of ladies and gentlemen tip the dinner band. :thumbsup:

Sounds like patting m'self on the back, but, if they're good, I always, a lot of times, will send the band drinks at some point.

So, Toad is wrong about that "highest calibre" bit.;)

Helps get your requests played, though.

xoxoxoBruce 03-26-2017 02:45 PM

Not patting myself, Relieving the embarrassment of the waitress getting stiffed on the bottom line... what's 30% of 0?
The three piece Jazz combo? Well jazz is not my forte, the only thing I could request is "Take Five" and that might be an insult. :lol:
The guy who was I presumed the leader, playing an upright piano, and was dressed perfectly for an 1890 NOLA whorehouse.
They were nice to listen to with no urge to sing along or intrusive on conversations... just a little toe tapping. ;)
Oh, and when the ambient noise overwhelms my hearing aids so I can't follow the conversation (or get bored with it) I could crane my neck a little like I was watching the band and not seem rude. Worth every penny. :blush:

BigV 03-26-2017 02:48 PM

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What's making me happy today is the memory of my experience with these lovely women yesterday.

Me and Twil!
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Me and Oh So Final and Moe Yadown, two members of my favorite team on the Rat City Rollergirls, the Sockit Wenches.
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Gravdigr 03-27-2017 05:17 AM

Sockit Wenches...

:lol2:

Undertoad 03-31-2017 11:11 AM

The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be launched in October 2018; and if all goes well, will help work out some of the hardest current questions about the nature of the universe.

glatt 03-31-2017 11:28 AM

That's cool.

Gravdigr 03-31-2017 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 985620)
...some of the hardest current questions about the nature of the universe.

Those answers and explanations will only lead to more questions about the nature of the universe.:o

Undertoad 03-31-2017 12:40 PM

Really really cool! I was listening to that guy Lawrence Krauss on it

They want to study exploding stars (supernovas) to work out the nature of the universe.

There's one exploding star every 100 years PER GALAXY.

So how do you find an exploding star? Because the universe is very big and old, if you hold up a dime, and extend your arm out, and aim it up into the sky, that dime's worth of area will contain like 3 exploding stars.

glatt 03-31-2017 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 985640)
if you hold up a dime, and extend your arm out, and aim it up into the sky, that dime's worth of area will contain like 3 exploding stars.

In that instant of time? In a day? A year? A century?

I think it's really really cool as well, but it's something that we'll see in a couple years. So doesn't have that immediacy for me.

I'm going camping this weekend with the troop. The rain is supposed to be tapering off just as we get there, and Saturday looks acceptable in terms of weather.

Undertoad 03-31-2017 01:05 PM

oh uh yeah i dunno, i figured it was just how many are in the process, i dunno how long it takes them to explode

glatt 03-31-2017 01:06 PM

Oh, yeah. Good point. They probably take a while to explode.

DanaC 03-31-2017 06:17 PM

Nope


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Most supernova take a fraction of a second up to a couple seconds to explode. What we observe as the actual supernova is the light and energy that come out of that explosion. Typical supernova get brighter during the first 3 weeks or so after that very fast explosion.
http://askanastronomer.org/stars/201...ploding-stars/

xoxoxoBruce 03-31-2017 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 985620)
The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be launched in October 2018; and if all goes well, will help work out some of the hardest current questions about the nature of the universe.

Yes, the star of stars, but note the only answer.

Gravdigr 04-01-2017 05:05 PM

It's time to feed the head.

monster 04-01-2017 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 985815)
It's time to feed the head.


:eyebrow:

xoxoxoBruce 04-01-2017 11:54 PM

head
hed - noun
the upper part of the human
a thing having the appearance of a head either in form or in relation to a whole
the front, forward, or upper part or end of something

adjective
chief; principal. "the head waiter"

verb
be in the leading position on
give a title or caption to.
Be in charge of.
move in a specified direction.
shoot or pass (the ball) with the head.
lop off the upper part or branches of (a plant or tree).
of a lettuce or cabbage, form a head.

Getting pleasure by licking, sucking your penis

Military term for toilet.

Feed your head
an exhortation to use drugs.

Clodfobble 04-02-2017 02:05 AM

ReeeMEMberrrr... What the dormouse saaaaaaaiiiid...

Gravdigr 04-03-2017 04:47 PM

I read that last night, and woke up today singing it.

Damn yer eyes.

Clodfobble 04-03-2017 07:44 PM

And damn my thighs. ;)

BigV 04-03-2017 10:00 PM

Hot damn.

lumberjim 04-04-2017 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 985960)
I read that last night, and woke up today singing it.

Damn yer eyes.

Jambi.

BigV 04-08-2017 09:22 PM

Twil and I are trackside at the Championship Bout of season 13 of the Rat City Roller Girls!

At halftime of the undercarriage, it's 87 to 84, Throttle Rockets over Grave Danger.

The Championship Bout will be Sockit Wenches vs the Derby Liberation Front.


GO WENCHES!

BigV 04-08-2017 11:13 PM

50 to 75 DLF at the half.


GO WENCHES!!

Griff 04-09-2017 08:18 AM

:) that there.

Gravdigr 04-09-2017 03:44 PM

It'sh shunny and sheventy-eight degreesh.:jig:

Gravdigr 04-14-2017 10:26 AM

What's making you happy today?
 
Squat cobbler!

Gravdigr 04-14-2017 10:27 AM

S2 E2 Better Call Saul

glatt 04-25-2017 09:50 PM

Dickinson College is the lucky winner. They get to have my daughter in their class of '21!


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Griff 04-26-2017 07:24 AM

Congrats Dickinson!

Clodfobble 04-26-2017 09:10 AM

Yay!

glatt 04-26-2017 10:04 AM

The stress level in the glatt household just dropped by several notches. There was actual laughter last night. Good to hear her laugh. It was agony for her to decide between the schools and the offers they gave her.

One of them, Ursinus, came back after she declined them and said "what if we gave you even more money?"

footfootfoot 04-26-2017 10:20 AM

I bet she couldn't bear to go to that college...

DanaC 04-26-2017 01:15 PM

Badoom tishhh!

monster 04-26-2017 10:58 PM

Weight off here too -Hex is going to be a husky Michigan Tech

glatt 04-27-2017 09:55 AM

Nice! Congrats to him and the beestmonsters


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monster 04-27-2017 12:22 PM

thanks =to Glattlet too -we know someone at Dickinson -another Brit Expat sprog who will be a junior next year.
loving it by all accounts

xoxoxoBruce 04-27-2017 02:22 PM

Dickinson is Rosie O'Donnell's callme mother.

Undertoad 04-27-2017 02:26 PM

They wouldn't let me attend so you know it is a fine degree-granting institution.

BigV 04-27-2017 03:02 PM

Dentist appointment in 30 minutes

glatt 04-27-2017 03:57 PM

I hope the dentist finds a cheap and effective way to get 'er done.

Gravdigr 04-27-2017 05:10 PM

If there's a hammer and a chisel on the instrument tray, run.

monster 04-27-2017 07:51 PM

Thank goodness it won't be Dented XLNs of Blew Belly ;)

sexobon 04-27-2017 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 987605)
If there's a hammer and a chisel on the instrument tray, run.

Hey, I resemble that remark!

You must've remembered this from one of my old posts. I'm touched.

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Originally Posted by sexobon (Post 908272)
... True story: During a subsequent annual dental sustainment training period, I was assisting my supervising dentist in a four hand procedure when from the next treatment room I heard WHACKA ... WHACKA ... WHACKA! I looked at the dentist and he said That's the dentist from Jordan who's unit is here training with us. He went to dental school in the US and knows how to drill; but, he doesn't have drills back home so he's using a mallet and chisel. He said he doesn't want his troops to get used to the drills.

I keep a dental mallet and chisel (along with various tooth forceps, periosteal elevators, excavators ... etc.) in my field dental kit to this day. We don't need no stinkin' drills. :D


BigV 04-27-2017 10:49 PM

*faints*

Griff 04-28-2017 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 987572)
Weight off here too -Hex is going to be a husky Michigan Tech

Good news!

BigV 04-29-2017 10:07 PM

I have recovered from my earlier "mistakes" with Picasa, and I have only 56 images left to resize and rename.

The captions are all written.

Soon, a thread here will have many posts added to it.

BigV 04-30-2017 01:22 AM

Now it is soon.

and soon it is now.

xoxoxoBruce 04-30-2017 05:43 AM

If it be Yuge, why not start a new thread?

BigV 05-13-2017 06:34 PM

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Happy today?

In addition to being adequately medicated, I am still happy I didn't die, again. Different house, different tree. This one is a good sized Buckeye, just coming in to flower now. But the branch that had to be removed was killed by that fucking english ivy. It has been looming over Twil's truly lovely Japanese Maple, just leafing out now, and also above the clear corrugated plastic roof of the deck cover. The branch you see is thoroughly dead, years dead now. And it is as big around as my leg near the trunk.

I took advantage of a break in the rain last week to get up there and bring it down. This time, there was room for my big ladder, but, friends, I am not happy on a ladder, or the roof. Nope, nope nope nopenothankyou. I'll try to keep these in a logical sequence, what I see I didn't include in my photojournalist/lumberjack adventure was a wider shot of the roof that precluded me from positioning the ladder closer to the ends of the branches to be removed. Wasn't possible.

So. Here in the first picture you can see the old dead branch overlaps the maple quite a lot. You can also see lots of the dead skeleton of the fucking english ivy running up the trunk. That got removed too, though it was merely ugly, and not a hazard to breaking shit or hurting people.
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The second shot is a bit more of a closeup, as close as I could get with my limited zoom while standing on the ground. You can see the dead stuff easily now. This large branch is where I leaned and lashed the ladder before I started cutting.
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Picture three shows a stump of a small branch to the left of the ladder that I removed to clear my way toward the tips of the branch. There was a minimal up and down the ladder, I hate going up that ladder. My boots are big, and on the step where the locking hooks for the extension rest on some rung, I can *barely* get both boots on the rung. It's just... I don't like it. So I minimized the number of trips, and that's why you don't see the strap tying the top of the ladder to the branch. This was before I traveled up there to strap in. Sorry.
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And here in the fourth picture you can see a lot more clear daylight where there used to be that big branch stretching to the sky. It fell into the maple. I worked it through the maple down to the ground.
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BigV 05-13-2017 06:40 PM

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Here I have repositioned the ladder to give me access to a number of smaller deadwood that I cleared out. I still strapped in, but I only had to set the ladder one time. Not much of a before and after, the before pic is really in the previous post, and here you can see the after and where they landed.

I can still see some deadwood that *could* be removed, but nothing urgent. I'm done trimming this tree for now.

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Gravdigr 05-15-2017 04:08 PM

Gravdigr Tree Guy: Alrighty then, sir, that'll be $450.

Gravdigr Tree Guy: Sir? Sir, are you ok? Let me help you back up. How many fingers do you see?

Gravdigr 05-15-2017 04:09 PM

And that's hittin 'em with the bill, not a tree limb.

xoxoxoBruce 05-15-2017 07:07 PM

My Uncle was getting old so he paid a guy to do it. Then after tree guy left he put up a ladder to paint the cutoffs. Spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. :(

Gravdigr 05-16-2017 01:59 AM

Shit.:(

limey 05-16-2017 07:40 AM

Kitten has returned home after three days' shagging ....

chrisinhouston 05-16-2017 03:59 PM

Happy because my wife's company is being sold and her boss who founded the company and is retiring will make good on his promise to take care of the key employees who have stuck it out all these years and helped build the company up to what it is today. She will get a super good bonus in her next paycheck, she can finally cash in her 20,000+ shares of stock and also exercise her options on the other 100,000 shares she has.

This has always been something we hoped would happen but in knew the reality of it happening wasn't something you could take to the bank as they say, but now we can! This will be her 20th year working there and there have been plenty of down years where paychecks were reduced or even deferred until times got better. This makes up for all the worries and headaches, sweat and toil over the years!

The downside is that the IRS will get a big chunk but that's just the way it is. We'll do everything we can to lower the taxes but they are what they are.

xoxoxoBruce 05-16-2017 06:45 PM

Congratulations Chris, now she can stay home and keep an eye on you. ;)

orthodoc 05-16-2017 07:13 PM

Warm weather has finally arrived! I have the sore gardening muscles to prove it ...

BigV 05-16-2017 08:19 PM

Thanks Gravdigr for your post. I was thinking of you the whole time. I don't have $450 for this job, so I feel I got away with one. There's a big, old fucked up cherry tree in the front yard that's gonna get much the same treatment.

xoB, I am sorry and a little chilled to hear about your uncle. Fuck, he was on my mind too, despite not knowing his name.

On a lighter note WTG HOUSTONS!!!!!


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