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Griff 02-24-2019 11:00 AM

Excellent

Carruthers 03-04-2019 07:57 AM

Today my mobile phone contract cancellation has taken effect.
It was costing me £17.50 ($23.10) per month and was rarely used.
I still have my old PAYG phone which I kept going by using it once a month and that's all I need.
There's £9.50 credit on it and that will be sufficient for months.
I only need the mobile for when I'm out of the house so Dad can get hold of me and I'll make what few calls I need to from the home landline.

I feel curiously liberated.

Glinda 03-04-2019 11:14 AM

I've used Tracfone ever since I got my first cell phone. It costs about $80 a year. Liberating indeed!

Gravdigr 03-04-2019 12:58 PM

If they would let you use the data ports on their fones...

Or let ya get pics off one of their fones that don't use data cards...

Or let ya bluetooth photos off the fone...

Or had customer service that was actually worth a shit...

Or, meh, you get the idea.

But they are cheap. My TracFone only cost $4. Wasn't even on sale.

I've used them for a number of years, but TracFone is basically useless and a joke for anyone who actually uses a cell phone.

Glinda 03-04-2019 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1027345)
If they would let you use the data ports on their fones...

Or let ya get pics off one of their fones that don't use data cards...

Or let ya bluetooth photos off the fone...

Or had customer service that was actually worth a shit...

Or, meh, you get the idea.

But they are cheap. My TracFone only cost $4. Wasn't even on sale.

I've used them for a number of years, but TracFone is basically useless and a joke for anyone who actually uses a cell phone.

Which makes them perfect for me!

I can get pics off my phone (I just email them to myself and open the email on a computer). Bluetooth? I don't know nuthin' about no Bluetooth. I can make calls and send texts, but the calls are iffy out here in the mud and the blood and the beer. Usually I have to go stand out in the front yard.

But the reception issue isn't related to Tracfone - at least not in my neck of the woods. The problem is there are damned few cell towers here. Friends with Verizon can't even get reception most of the time. So I figure, why pay for a "prime" service plan when I can get the same lousy reception for $6.50 a month? :D

Bottom line, I HATE cell phones, but I have one . . . just in case I break down on the road, or get stuck going to some pet sitting job out in the boonies (might not even work then, but better safe than sorry).

Gravdigr 03-04-2019 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glinda (Post 1027373)
Bottom line, I HATE cell phones, but I have one . . . just in case I break down on the road, or get stuck going to some pet sitting job out in the boonies (might not even work then, but better safe than sorry).

Dittos.

ETA: My other Tracfones, I could do the email thing, but this one won't attach the pic to the email. It says it's doing it, it ain't doing it.

Glinda 03-04-2019 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1027379)
Dittos.

ETA: My other Tracfones, I could do the email thing, but this one won't attach the pic to the email. It says it's doing it, it ain't doing it.

Time to splurge and spend $10 on a Tracfone phone. :3eye:

Gravdigr 03-04-2019 11:02 PM

I haven't mastered this one yet.

xoxoxoBruce 03-05-2019 12:39 AM

I got an email from Billy today, he just got my Christmas card I mailed on December 3rd. :facepalm:

Gravdigr 03-05-2019 04:18 PM

Nothing.

limey 03-05-2019 04:33 PM

Successful construction of baked onion bhajis to send away with Mr Limey tomorrow as a gift for his host for two nights away back on the Old Island. Except I'd rather keep and eat them. Will have to make more for Food Night here on New Island on Thursday I think.

Sent by magick

xoxoxoBruce 03-06-2019 01:42 AM

Food night, that sounds interesting. Weekly? Everybody brings something or a few cook each time when their turn comes up? At the bar or is there a community hall/room?

Gravdigr 03-06-2019 12:57 PM

This guy at the bar, one of the regulars, occasionally brings food to the bar (for urrbody, not just himself), which is also a 200 seat restaurant.

He's brought spaghetti, and chili, a couple of times. Dude's kinda strange. He's bought a raw steak to take home and cook hisownself, and he's brought his own steak for them to cook.

Weird. But they don't seem to mind.

limey 03-06-2019 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1027524)
Food night, that sounds interesting. Weekly? Everybody brings something or a few cook each time when their turn comes up? At the bar or is there a community hall/room?



Weekly in the winter. Everybody (that turns up) brings something. In the bar (though there is a community hall, too).


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Griff 03-07-2019 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1027590)
This guy at the bar, one of the regulars, occasionally brings food to the bar (for urrbody, not just himself), which is also a 200 seat restaurant.

He's brought spaghetti, and chili, a couple of times. Dude's kinda strange. He's bought a raw steak to take home and cook hisownself, and he's brought his own steak for them to cook.

Weird. But they don't seem to mind.

Sounds like a bit of an odd duck.
Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 1027627)
Weekly in the winter. Everybody (that turns up) brings something. In the bar (though there is a community hall, too).


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Y'all are very intentional with your island living. When my friends lived on an island in Maine it seemed similar.

xoxoxoBruce 03-07-2019 04:41 PM

I wonder if an island induces we're in this together, it's us against the world?

Glinda 03-07-2019 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 1027498)
Successful construction of baked onion bhajis to send away with Mr Limey tomorrow as a gift for his host for two nights away back on the Old Island. Except I'd rather keep and eat them. Will have to make more for Food Night here on New Island on Thursday I think.

Sent by magick

I had to look that up and now I'm contemplating trying to make them myself. They sound delicious. :) Thanks for expanding my must-try recipe list!

Gravdigr 03-08-2019 02:07 PM

I had to look it up, too.

xoxoxoBruce 04-10-2019 02:11 AM

I got the annual begging for a donation letter from the Fire Company today. They mentioned when I shop on Amazon if I go to SmileDotAmazonDotcom instead of AmazonDotCom, and select the name of the Fire Company(or any charity), Amazon will kick back 0.5% of my purchases to them.

I logged in to check it out, but haven't checked to see if the prices are the same both ways. Amazon claims they started this separate system to be spread by word of mouth through charities, friends, and neighbors. The 0.5% comes from the savings of not having to advertise. Sounds like bullshit to me, but I can see where if you're buying something online why not get it from Amazon and help your charity.

Clodfobble 04-10-2019 02:11 PM

As their advertising rates are routinely in the "6% of sales" range, you can rest assured it's bullshit.*


*Bullshit that the percentages aren't higher, I mean. The money really does go to the charities, and the prices of the products are the same. The catch is you have to type in the "smile" bit at the beginning of the address (or bookmark it or whatever) every single time. You can't just say "I designate this charity for all my sales forever."

xoxoxoBruce 04-11-2019 01:38 AM

I didn't know that, they didn't make me designate when I signed in so I guess I have to at checkout. :facepalm:

Gravdigr 04-21-2019 02:35 PM

You would not believe the Goddess that just got out of a car @ my neighbor's house.

:drool:

Smokin'.

BigV 04-21-2019 05:15 PM

Maybe she got the wrong address.... you could give her directions, hm?

monster 04-21-2019 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1030053)
I got the annual begging for a donation letter from the Fire Company today. They mentioned when I shop on Amazon if I go to SmileDotAmazonDotcom instead of AmazonDotCom, and select the name of the Fire Company(or any charity), Amazon will kick back 0.5% of my purchases to them.

I logged in to check it out, but haven't checked to see if the prices are the same both ways. Amazon claims they started this separate system to be spread by word of mouth through charities, friends, and neighbors. The 0.5% comes from the savings of not having to advertise. Sounds like bullshit to me, but I can see where if you're buying something online why not get it from Amazon and help your charity.

Been using Amazon Smile for years. Prices are the same ...like CF says, just bookmark the smile link to your account

Gravdigr 04-21-2019 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1030897)
Maybe she got the wrong address.... you could give her directions, hm?


BigV 04-21-2019 09:48 PM

Right!

xoxoxoBruce 04-22-2019 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 1030904)
Been using Amazon Smile for years. Prices are the same ...like CF says, just bookmark the smile link to your account

Yes, it's been around for six years and I'd never heard of it. I asked several people and got a blank stare. Got it bookmarked now.

henry quirk 04-23-2019 07:12 PM

Space (Truckin') Opera is done.
 
I've made it as good as I can.

Now comes packagin' it up & sendin' it out (over and over and over...)

Time to start sumthin' new.

BigV 04-24-2019 08:19 PM

I'm tickled this afternoon having just won a radio contest!

I was the first caller to identify this soundbite:



What I won:

KOMO Afternoon Soundbite

Tune in ALL DAY to KOMO News Radio and you could win!
Listen at 4:30p as we play the Sound bite of the day. Correctly identify who it was and you could win:

A pair of tickets to see

Ciara

Friday, September 13th at the Washington State Fair!
Pre-sale starts Wednesday, April 24th at 10 AM with pre-sale code: radio.
Regular on-sale, Saturday, April 20th at TheFair.org!

And, a ride on the Kitsap Fast Foot Ferry!
Sprint across the Sound at a top speed of 35 knots aboard the M/V Finest! / Summer sailings begin the first Saturday in May and run through the end of September!

Plus, Breakfast/lunch for 2 at the Sunbreak Café in Auburn!
Serving award winning breakfast and lunch since 1982!



Extra degree of difficulty: I was driving home on the freeway at the time. Anticipated the contest on the car radio, dialed immediately via wireless headset, first ring, first caller, first answer! First time, no warmup!

BigV 04-24-2019 08:25 PM

Thank you Michael Cohen!

Gravdigr 04-24-2019 08:35 PM

Woot?

BigV 04-25-2019 12:50 AM

Yes, woot!

I have fun winning even if the main prize was a mystery to me until I asked my daughter who the heck was she. Turns out she's married to Russell Wilson, QB with a new $$$$$$$$$$$ contract with the Seahawks. BelovedDaughter says she's not so much of a fan of Ciara because she thinks she's a distraction for Wilson. Football nut, my daughter!

Gravdigr 04-25-2019 12:24 PM

Then, WOOT!!!

Gravdigr 04-29-2019 01:01 PM

What's making you happy today?
 
Drowning them in the shit they're bitching about...

hackspitgarglesputtergrnklnrx

Gravdigr 04-29-2019 01:06 PM

Ooh, look another chain post well within the editing timeframe:







What's making me happier than that other post?

The liquor store has been open for 4 minutes. Happy, Happy Joy Joy!!!!!![/Snoopydance]

Gravdigr 05-13-2019 02:25 PM

We have a squrl that has become very friendly, he's taken the cookie out of my hand a few times. He took it from Momdigr's hand the other day and she about squealed.

My cat-napping neighbor came over a day or two ago with a plastic grocery bag. There was a dead squrl inside. It had been run over right in front of our house(s). He wanted to know if I could ID it as Our Squrl™. It looked like every squrl ya ever seen, teeth on one end, bushy tail on the other.

We didn't see Our Squrl for a few days, and we were worried he was now eating the big cookie in the sky.

Saw Our Squrl yesterday morning. He came and got his cookie without hesitation, right outta my greasy little palm.:D


ETA: If you follow my squrl adventures, you've seen my posts about Three-Leg. We'd given up on her, as it had been a year or more since we'd seen her. My buddy says he saw her the other day. Confirmed sighting. This squrl was hanging around his house when he/we bought it. Three-Leg is over ten years old we think. And still going!:cheerldr:

DanaC 05-13-2019 02:26 PM

:D

captainhook455 05-13-2019 02:57 PM

We are spending the day in Wilmington, NC to a medical specialist. 60 miles one way, but closer than Chapel Hill. She will be tired by the time I get home. Go to sleep early so I can kick back and smoke purple haze and watch SG-1 all night. Probably have chocolate milk too.

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Griff 05-18-2019 02:16 PM

How was that chocolate milk?


I'm still happy with the Yanks bottom of the 9th last night. Colombian kid Gio Urshela walks them off again. He was supposed to spend the year in Scranton but instead he's claimed ownership of 3rd base.

Gravdigr 05-18-2019 09:34 PM

Well, yeah he did, cuz...Scranton.

Gravdigr 05-20-2019 11:31 AM

I don't know that it actually made me happy, but iI got a li'l boost out of it.

I found one of my pictures on the interweb!

It's on one of those photo aggregating sites.

The only site I posted the pic on was Teh Cellar. It generated a coupla comments here.

Here's the page it's on. I'm curious if anyone here will remember the pic.

Do you know which one is my pic?:3eye:

Carruthers 05-20-2019 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr;1032803

Do [I
you[/i] know which one is my pic?:3eye:

I think it's the wind turbine blade on the extended semi/artic making a right turn.

Gravdigr 05-20-2019 12:07 PM

:D

Carruthers 05-20-2019 12:15 PM

Finally got something right today!

henry quirk 05-20-2019 01:42 PM

my car
 
:driving:

glatt 05-20-2019 03:07 PM

Awesome Henry!

Did you find a mechanic who could fix it?

henry quirk 05-20-2019 03:18 PM

yep...one alternator, one power steering fluid pump, and I'm a road rat again

xoxoxoBruce 05-21-2019 12:22 AM

Excellent, new belt too?

henry quirk 05-21-2019 07:13 PM

serpentine? no, that was replaced a few months back...
 
...along with other stuff.

BigV 06-05-2019 12:01 AM

I think I'm done making all the demolition cuts.

I'm *sure* I'm done for the night.

hot tub plus bourbon plus good music == good time

good night.

Griff 06-05-2019 07:01 AM

That's better.

Clodfobble 06-07-2019 10:34 AM

I made a small crack this morning in Minifob's neverending negativity about his physical size. (Hint: all the people telling my son that "his time will come," or "he'll have a growth spurt soon," or "nobody grows at the same rate" is not helpful, because it reinforces the idea that being tall is important and necessary and inevitable. He will not be, and he needs to become at peace with that, not add fuel to the disappointment by pushing it into the future.)

Anyway, the angle I took this morning was that professionally funny people are often at physical extremes--either extremely tall, or else extremely short. See Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Danny Devito, Patton Oswalt... He was (at least briefly) pleased to consider that being short might be a necessary side effect of being a performer.

xoxoxoBruce 06-07-2019 10:40 AM

Buster Keaton was under 5'5" and wore a 6 1/2 shoe.

glatt 06-07-2019 12:42 PM

Tell him to look up actuarial tables for tall people.

Griff 06-07-2019 02:45 PM

And remind him that big people are a waste of energy. ;)

Griff 06-07-2019 02:53 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Dropper down, clean decent, nailed the split logs... extreme forest bathing I guess.

DanaC 06-07-2019 06:12 PM

Grav's back

Gravdigr 06-08-2019 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 1033690)
Grav's back

Now cut that out!:D

BigV 06-08-2019 10:25 PM

Sorry, no can do.

I'm happy to see Gravdigr back in the cellar again.

DanaC 06-09-2019 06:34 AM

:grouphug:


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