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glatt 02-03-2017 04:16 PM

Welcome to my world.

Looks good from here.

Griff 02-03-2017 05:09 PM

so it begins...

classicman 02-03-2017 06:48 PM

nice...

monster 02-03-2017 10:15 PM

Goalie Boy played and rocked that net and the team won. He was given the game puck.

xoxoxoBruce 02-04-2017 01:58 AM

They should win, after all they were voted best by an unbiased public. :king:

daddy2kids 02-07-2017 07:16 AM

watching john carter with family. :)

Griff 02-07-2017 07:20 AM

Is it good?

Gravdigr 02-07-2017 02:34 PM

I thought it was good. Not fantastic, but, a decent flick. If your one of those tha has to analyze everything to the point you destroy anything good, ya probably won't like it.

Unless you like that sort of thing.

glatt 02-07-2017 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 981546)
If your one of those tha has to analyze everything to the point you destroy anything good, ya probably won't like it.

Unless you like that sort of thing.

:D

Carruthers 02-10-2017 03:59 PM

My 1992 VW Passat Estate passed its MoT Test (annual safety check) yesterday, I'm very pleased to say. :thumb:

It was Dad's car but he gave up driving some years ago and handed it over to me.
My own car was a ghastly French abomination about which I shall say no more other than I parked it on my neighbour's drive last November while she was away for nearly five weeks and didn't use it once during that time.
It made sense to dispose of it so I treated it to a day out at the local breaker's yard. They paid me 55 ($69) and I also got a refund on tax and insurance. :)

xoxoxoBruce 02-10-2017 04:16 PM

You can't help yourself, it's inborn for you Brits to want to crush anything French. :haha:

Carruthers 02-10-2017 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 981726)
You can't help yourself, it's inborn for you Brits to want to crush anything French. :haha:

I'm sure that particular vehicle was exported to the UK as revenge for the French defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. ;)

xoxoxoBruce 02-10-2017 07:57 PM

Oh, you were driving a Payback Saloon 2000. :lol:

classicman 02-11-2017 09:28 AM

I'm going on a second date. :)

Clodfobble 02-11-2017 10:34 AM

Good for you, classic!

BigV 02-11-2017 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 981750)
I'm going on a second date. :)

Here's some advice from Idris Elba.



Curious, how are you with the criss cross?

Gravdigr 02-11-2017 04:11 PM

Quote:

...then just pass out.

limey 02-11-2017 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 981750)
I'm going on a second date. :)

Yay! [emoji8]

Sent by thought transference

footfootfoot 02-11-2017 10:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 981285)
I got the drawer frames for my bench completed today.,,

I finished the drawers without significant incident and made some hasty pulls out of parrel beads I had around the shop, ran out of screws that were the right size so I used other screws with a small washer.

I began populating the drawers yesterday and continued today. I need to get my shop up and running again because deadlines, but the idea is to make the things I use all the time easily accessible and the odd stuff sent to overflow parking.

It's a work in progress, retraining myself not to walk across the shop to get a rasp or mallet.

glatt 02-11-2017 10:22 PM

Very nice, foots!

xoxoxoBruce 02-11-2017 11:01 PM

All organized like a capitalist tool. Cool, that's where the money's at. ;)

Gravdigr 02-12-2017 01:08 AM

You just want to get in his drawers, too.

limey 02-12-2017 07:56 AM

A sighting of Carruthers in teh Cellar!

Sent by thought transference

Griff 02-12-2017 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 981823)
A sighting of Carruthers in teh Cellar!

Sent by thought transference

This and footie nice work.

Griff 02-12-2017 09:43 AM

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Skiing at Gore Mtn with Pete. Still the fastest chick on the hill!

Carruthers 02-12-2017 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 981823)
A sighting of Carruthers in teh Cellar!




:):):)

Griff 02-12-2017 10:21 AM

Ha!

limey 02-12-2017 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carruthers (Post 981834)


:):):)

Roight!

xoxoxoBruce 02-12-2017 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 981829)
Skiing at Gore Mtn with Pete. Still the fastest chick on the hill!

A couple more inches today. What guy doesn't want a couple more inches. ;)


Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 981836)
Roight!

Roight, Bob's your uncle. :thumb:

Griff 02-12-2017 10:48 AM

Actually, we cut it ahhh... short to beat the storm back home. Still we got 2 full days of downhill in only missing the planned xc day. It shifted to snow around daybreak here, so we'll get the xc in here this afternoon.

classicman 02-12-2017 02:49 PM

Really nice work Foot3.

Oh, and thanks all.

xoxoxoBruce 02-18-2017 11:18 AM

Climate change/Global warming...

Quote:

Without any warning, over a period of several days, the Blizzard of 1958 dropped as much as five feet of snow in eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The wet and heavy build up caused considerable damage due to tree limbs that broke and fell causing the electricity to be knocked out in many areas.
Gouldsboro, PA, located in the Pocono Mountains received five feet of snow, Morgantown fifty inches, thirty-five inches fell in Stroudsburg, and Allentown received twenty inches. In the Philadelphia about a foot and a half built up before it was all over.
;)

Undertoad 02-18-2017 11:25 AM

In that case it must have been two storms, because... :D

Top ten snowfalls in Philadelphia history

1. 31 inches, Jan. 6-8, 1996 (27.6 inches fell on Jan. 7).

2. 28.5 inches, Feb. 5-6, 2010 (21.9 inches fell on Feb. 6). Area high: 30.0 inches in Ridley Park, Delaware County.

3. 23.2 inches, Dec. 19-20, 2009 (22.5 inches on Dec. 19). Area high: 25 inches in Swedesboro, Gloucester County.

4. 21.3 inches, Feb. 11-12, 1983 (21.1 inches on Feb. 11).

5. 21 inches, Dec. 25-26, 1909 (15.5 inches on Dec. 26, 1909).

6. 19.4 inches, April 3-4, 1915 (19.0 inches on April 3).

7. 18.9 inches, Feb. 12-14, 1899.

8. 18.7 inches, Feb. 16-17, 2003 (16.0 on Feb. 16). Area high: 24.5 inches in city’s Byberry section.

9. 16.7 inches, Jan. 22-24, 1935.

10 (tie). 15.1 inches, Feb. 28-March 1, 1941.

10 (tie). 15.1 inches, Jan. 26-27, 2011 (14.2 inches on Jan. 26). Area high: 19 inches, Verga, Gloucester County.



Some of us have experienced most of these! (I was in Reading in 1983 so that counts! 6 out of 11!)

xoxoxoBruce 02-18-2017 04:15 PM

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You're right, Philly weather says 11.4 inches over the three days, although Wilmington, Trenton and Allentown got a foot and a half.
I lived in Secane in 1966 and we got walloped Christmas weekend and again New Years weekend. I've got pictures of my car drifted over with just one front fender showing. :lol:

Undertoad 02-18-2017 04:21 PM

Wait, Lancaster got 13", Reading got 16", and Morgantown got 50"? :eyebrow:

xoxoxoBruce 02-18-2017 04:24 PM

Elevation. Nope Morgantown is only a couple hundred higher.

nowhereman 02-20-2017 08:20 AM

56 degrees yesterday, so checked the beehives. 7 look very good, flying around. 2 hives are dead. 2 more weeks and It will be time for sugar syrup and pollen patties to get them started for the year..

Gravdigr 02-20-2017 11:48 AM

Tagalongs and Samoas!!!!

Girl Scout cookies came yesterday!

Fuck yeah!!!!:devil:

footfootfoot 02-20-2017 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nowhereman (Post 982502)
56 degrees yesterday, so checked the beehives. 7 look very good, flying around. 2 hives are dead. 2 more weeks and It will be time for sugar syrup and pollen patties to get them started for the year..

If you ever take a road trip to Better Bee, stop by. I'm on the way, about 10 miles from them.

Snakeadelic 02-27-2017 10:54 AM

The next movie I want to see badly enough to take the muscle relaxers that will allow me to survive that long in a theater seat opens in less than 2 weeks when I was sure it'd be a late-summer feature! Yay, early theatrical awesomeness! (we need a Kermit Flail emoticon or something)

nowhereman 02-28-2017 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 982527)
If you ever take a road trip to Better Bee, stop by. I'm on the way, about 10 miles from them.

Could happen, although a trip there could be damaging to my credit card.

Snakeadelic 03-04-2017 10:19 AM

Today music is making me happy.

Being able to work on my creative writing (a/k/a "slapping my imaginary friends around") is making me happy.

Temperatures above freezing are making me very happy!

Having a little kingdom of solitude all to myself (a/k/a my computer room, NO CATS ALLOWED) is making me happy.

The fact that I've kept a single pet alive and healthy for over 15 years is making me happy.

The fact that the sweet family living in the other upstairs unit in my building don't have to move is making me happy.

The fact that I have a tiny but solidly built little "family" around me makes me happy whenever I slow down enough to remember how lucky I am.

See, I may be mouthy but I CAN do something other than babble science and be a jerk :D.

DanaC 03-04-2017 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snakeadelic (Post 983477)
The fact that I have a tiny but solidly built little "family" around me makes me happy whenever I slow down enough to remember how lucky I am.

Nice:)

classicman 03-06-2017 12:20 AM

Went to see "her" perform this weekend. Met some of her family and friends too. Awesome.

Griff 03-06-2017 07:18 AM

:)

Griff 03-06-2017 07:25 AM

Pens go from 0-3 to 4-3, that was something to watch.

BigV 03-07-2017 01:41 AM

It's good to see Crimson Ghost again. How's things? Mrs Ghost?

footfootfoot 03-07-2017 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nowhereman (Post 983187)
Could happen, although a trip there could be damaging to my credit card.

I hear the new ones are made of tough plastic. :D

Snakeadelic 03-12-2017 09:32 AM

They could've made a much worse Kong movie than Skull Island. I didn't go for the plot, and despite making my neighbor giggle at a less than perfect time, I wasn't JUST there to ogle Tom Hiddleston. He was actually one of the quietest, least-developed characters in the bunch. The fact that Skull Island gave us beautifully designed & executed CGI, no human characters grandstanding for attention (I'm lookin at YOU, Jack "Carl Denham" Black...), and LOTS of monster fights made me happy. The fact that I saw all the really sweeping sequences on big screen made me happy. The fact that I'll get to go see it again when my sweetie & friends go is happiness waiting for the right time to happen.

Gravdigr 03-13-2017 04:55 PM

The last sentence in that post made me smile.

BigV 03-17-2017 12:38 AM

Got a call from SonofV today. He wants to visit this weekend. We're gonna work on our costumes for SakuraCon.

I'm happy!

glatt 03-17-2017 10:29 AM

daughter of glatt just heard from her second college. Dickinson. They gave her what I understand is a pretty good deal, although I still have sticker shock.

Annual sticker price cost of attendance is $69.1K but her special price is $24.3K.

By way of comparison, in-state University of Virginia is $30.4K. Rumor has it that UVA is much less likely to give scholarships, they mostly do loans. So these private out of state schools are actually cheaper with their scholarships.

But she got in! She's currently 2-0. Waiting to hear from 3-4 more.

BigV 03-17-2017 10:31 AM

That's very exciting! You have a lot to be proud of. My congratulations to her, and to you and her mother. WTG!

classicman 03-17-2017 04:14 PM

Congrats V. on seeing Son of V and
D of G - Whoa!!!! Thats a great accomplishment. Her tuition is outstanding.

Griff 03-17-2017 05:53 PM

excellent!

hideouse 03-18-2017 08:52 AM

Training!
 
Today I got out of bed early and worked out. Yay!

Griff 03-18-2017 09:00 AM

:notworthy

Gravdigr 03-18-2017 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hideouse (Post 984529)
Today I got out of bed early and worked out. Yay!

Knock that shit off right this minute!!

You're raising the bar for the rest of us!

xoxoxoBruce 03-26-2017 03:19 AM

Went out to dinner with a good friend, fancy place that opens at 5pm with a line down the block because they won't take reservations. 45 minute wait for a table, and both bars backed up three deep. $9 for a glass of Cabernet, $6 for Beam and ginger, $10 for a burger to $25 for a steak. Her son is a chef there and the owner comped our meal and drinks for four. I did take care of the waitress and Jazz Trio though. Splendid night. :thumb:

Undertoad 03-26-2017 10:49 AM

Only the highest calibre of ladies and gentlemen tip the dinner band. :thumbsup:


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