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Title: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on May 29, 2015, 08:28:56 AM
Time to start an new one it seems...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on May 29, 2015, 12:55:32 PM
I'm thinking gremlins are sneaking in here and randomly locking subjects...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on May 30, 2015, 09:22:32 PM
Gremlins?  Nah, just Frenchie saying shitte to ATG that he shouldn't have.

Everything is deleted now, of course.   8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on May 31, 2015, 08:52:33 AM
Just saw an article about how kids are using high tech to cheat in schools...

The new smart watches that link to phones - able to scroll through "notes"...

Then I remember my feeble attempt years ago in High School - writing really small and slipping the paper in a bic pen (clear)  ...   I then learned that because I studied the stuff I needed and re-wrote it down small and then smaller - I didn't need them!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on May 31, 2015, 10:15:37 AM
Just saw an article about how kids are using high tech to cheat in schools...

The new smart watches that link to phones - able to scroll through "notes"...

Then I remember my feeble attempt years ago in High School - writing really small and slipping the paper in a bic pen (clear)  ...   I then learned that because I studied the stuff I needed and re-wrote it down small and then smaller - I didn't need them!

Yeah, most kids these days don't understand that... I used to take detailed notes... Then rewrote them before a test.  It helped me remember everything!
Taking notes on iPads these days don't compare.  Lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on May 31, 2015, 11:01:32 AM
So who holds the record for getting the most topics locked down?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on May 31, 2015, 11:04:36 AM
So who holds the record for getting the most topics locked down?

Frenchfry.  By far. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 31, 2015, 03:08:59 PM
Yeah, most kids these days don't understand that... I used to take detailed notes... Then rewrote them before a test.  It helped me remember everything!
Taking notes on iPads these days don't compare.  Lol

In high school we used gutted BIC pens as blow guns to shoot spitballs.  They make a helluva accurate blowgun...

Nuth'in like getting hit in the back of the head with a gooey spitball....

I remember one assembly in the auditorium to this day, someone (not me) landed a gooey spitball on the principal's forehead.  That was a good one....

Growing up in the inner city has it's benefits, at least then.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 31, 2015, 03:10:54 PM
Frenchfry.  By far.

I've noticed as of late that Fry has been locking his own threads, if the replies go against what he perceives as correct....

His choice of course.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2015, 08:56:14 AM
I'm kind of wondering where everyone else is this morning...

was there a face to face somewhere and I didn't get invited :o :o :o

I'm thinking that the sun out there this morning and all that rain from the weekend is going to make for some lawn to mow...

and mosquitoes to swat :( :( :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 02, 2015, 09:03:02 AM
Mosquitoes?  Yes they will be here.  Time to remind everyone to make sure the pets are getting the heartworm meds if you believe in that.   I do year round but some only choose to do in the summer.  Time to start.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2015, 09:19:56 AM
Mosquitoes?  Yes they will be here.  Time to remind everyone to make sure the pets are getting the heartworm meds if you believe in that.   I do year round but some only choose to do in the summer.  Time to start.


Good point...

I've already found four or five ticks on me...

I'm out in the woods and really tall grass a lot so not a surprise...

I had a friend that found a tick crawling on her leg and she'd just been out in her yard in the city!!!

They can be anywhere!!!

I remember getting a phone call from the school nurse one day 'many' years ago...

our son was at school and had a tick on the back of his neck.  Someone saw it and the teacher sent him to the nurse.  I told her she had my 'permission' to remove it...   she said I would have to come to the school and do it.  I figured out once I got there and she was watching me like a hawk and asking questions that she wasn't sure how to go about it. 

Even more years ago we had Schnauzer dogs...   one of the bigger ones was quite the outdoor dog and one morning we got up and he was laying on the floor looking almost dead...   just overnight.  We rushed him to the vet...   the vet went over him closely and found an embedded tick on his neck...  removed the tick and the dog was up and going in no time!!! 

Tick paralysis:   http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_tick_paralysis (http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_tick_paralysis)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2015, 10:10:51 AM
Wondering if all the rain 'washed' the fuzzy cotton balls off the cottonwood trees or just 'delayed' the snowdrifts until things dry out ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2015, 10:42:42 AM
Wondering if all the rain 'washed' the fuzzy cotton balls off the cottonwood trees or just 'delayed' the snowdrifts until things dry out ??? ??? ???

Hmmmm...

the sun has been out and the wind is picking up and I see the cotton 'fuzzies' are a flying :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 02, 2015, 11:01:56 AM
I've found a few ticks each time I mow - so they are in the tree's waiting for me as I go through...     

Not too many cottonwood tree's in my area - but the cotton flies for miles!   

Cleaning the eaves from the millions of helicopters is a chore - and I'm not sure how to reach the tall ones  as my house is taller than my ladders! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 02, 2015, 11:56:42 AM
Three things that don't lie:

little kids
drunks
leggins
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 02, 2015, 01:31:16 PM
slow day here

must be the nice weather

TTFN
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 02, 2015, 03:01:13 PM
Thinking that the hedges won't trim themselves...  so here I go.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on June 02, 2015, 03:17:42 PM
Three things that don't lie:

little kids
drunks
leggins

Drunks lie. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 02, 2015, 04:53:54 PM
Three things that don't lie:

little kids
drunks
leggins

Leggins lie too.

Some of those high spandex wonder models make some things look good that just don't in less clothes.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 02, 2015, 08:19:13 PM
Thinking about fair food. I saw some rides and food trailers at the fairgrounds today. French Fries, Lemon Shake-Ups, Italian Sausage, Corn Dogs, Butterfly Chips.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 02, 2015, 09:24:50 PM
Thinking about fair food. I saw some rides and food trailers at the fairgrounds today. French Fries, Lemon Shake-Ups, Italian Sausage, Corn Dogs, Butterfly Chips.....
mmm  can smell it almost.    I haven't been in a few years since I retired from the Historical societies Log Cabin clean up crew - (family did it for more than 30 years)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 02, 2015, 10:06:20 PM
mmm  can smell it almost.    I haven't been in a few years since I retired from the Historical societies Log Cabin clean up crew - (family did it for more than 30 years)
Hmmm...so I guess that makes you a log cabin republican.   ;D
http://www.logcabin.org/ (http://www.logcabin.org/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 02, 2015, 10:19:11 PM
Hmmm...so I guess that makes you a log cabin republican.   ;D
[url]http://www.logcabin.org/[/url] ([url]http://www.logcabin.org/[/url])


Better than being an outhouse Democrat...............
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 02, 2015, 11:32:42 PM
Better than being an outhouse Democrat...............
LOL...while you may find your republican brand to be embarrassing...you're much too old to change to a more reputable ideology now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 03, 2015, 12:05:48 AM
LOL...while you may find your republican brand to be embarrassing...you're much too old to change to a more reputable ideology now.

The local Alcoholic Anonymous meeting is less embarrassing then the current Democratic Party.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 03, 2015, 12:16:34 AM
The local Alcoholic Anonymous meeting is less embarrassing then the current Democratic Party.
Sounds like you aren't embarrassed by your personal failure.

I'm not sure what a republican thinks he knows about the Democratic Party.

But the fact that the folks affiliated with the local Dem Party have, as far as I know, remained silent on this forum while the right-wing conservatives has made it a mandate to fight for their causes on this site...well let's just say that I'm disappointed to say the least.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on June 03, 2015, 02:31:22 AM
I've noticed as of late that Fry has been locking his own threads, if the replies go against what he perceives as correct....

His choice of course.
Exactly which thread did I lock?

Truth is...you have no idea what you're talking about.

I'm amazed at how often I seem to cross your mind.

Almost as though you're obsessed with me.

Perhaps even more so when I'm too busy to waste my time around here.

Maybe it's a case of absence makes the heart grow fonder but being the object of your desire is making me feel uncomfortable.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 03, 2015, 08:01:30 AM
Hmmm...so I guess that makes you a log cabin republican.   ;D
[url]http://www.logcabin.org/[/url] ([url]http://www.logcabin.org/[/url])


and a proud one!   ;D


I'm not sure what a republican thinks he knows about the Democratic Party.

But the fact that the folks affiliated with the local Dem Party have, as far as I know, remained silent on this forum while the right-wing conservatives has made it a mandate to fight for their causes on this site...well let's just say that I'm disappointed to say the least.


Isn't the Dandy Richardville guy a D party leader - who used to put the inside scoop on the family?

I actually learned a lot about the D party - just didn't like what I learned  ;)

After all the D party is what left us locally with the current Road Commission and a good ole "reward" the party system on boards and committee's -   
What are the accomplishments "locally" - I'm really curious?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 03, 2015, 09:06:55 AM
What are the accomplishments "locally" - I'm really curious?


Just look at Detroit.  60 years of Democrat control, and now it's a ghost town.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 03, 2015, 09:26:44 AM
I'm thinking this might be a good way to lose a finger or a thumb (or both)...

https://instagram.com/p/3b0QuKiB5Q/
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 03, 2015, 09:31:36 AM
I'm thinking we need more people like this in Michigan.  I've actually crossed paths with this man a few times back in my Bay City days. 

He even ventured into the breastaurant business when they were reviving the waterfront in downtown Bay City...   he got rid of the Hooters restaurant though... 

probably too 'distracting' from his other work ;D ;D ;D

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2015/05/art_dores_bay_city_demolition.html#incart_river (http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2015/05/art_dores_bay_city_demolition.html#incart_river)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 03, 2015, 09:38:44 AM
Been to the Hooters in Bay City before.  The scenery was good, (not outstanding) the food sucked and the prices were real high.  All-in-all, not an enjoyable experience.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 03, 2015, 10:58:49 AM
I'm thinking we need more people like this in Michigan.  I've actually crossed paths with this man a few times back in my Bay City days. 

He even ventured into the breastaurant business when they were reviving the waterfront in downtown Bay City...   he got rid of the Hooters restaurant though... 

probably too 'distracting' from his other work ;D ;D ;D
Lots of money it appears in Demo work... 

Homrich's have done a lot as well - a local company here...

Downtown Bay City has a vibrant night life in at least one area...  although its been a few years since I've been there.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 03, 2015, 02:18:36 PM
Got me thinking about 'Legs and Eggs' on Alexis in Toledo.  Too bad it closed.  Nice eye candy and a good breakfeast too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 04, 2015, 09:01:25 AM
I'm thinking we need more discussion on 'ideas' around here ;) ;) ;)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/6380280/il_340x270.551952415_p9ok.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 04, 2015, 09:13:09 AM
Legs and Eggs on Alexis?   I guess i missed that one.
There is a place that sort of meets the same criteria plus 1 on Alexis up by Tremainsville.  Star Diner. And they even have really good food.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 04, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
Got me thinking about 'Legs and Eggs' on Alexis in Toledo.  Too bad it closed.  Nice eye candy and a good breakfeast too.
I think there's a few of the Star Diners- sound similar
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 04, 2015, 09:40:45 AM
Yes there are multiple Star Diners in Toledo. I think the are owned by the Skaff family that had The Charcoal House and maybe the Willows restaurants.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 04, 2015, 10:22:25 AM
I'm thinking we need more discussion on 'ideas' around here ;) ;) ;)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/6380280/il_340x270.551952415_p9ok.jpg)

Here's an idea, lets get together and open up our own diner complete with scantily clad waitresses.  Fuzz can do the interviewing.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 04, 2015, 02:14:11 PM
Here's an idea, lets get together and open up our own diner complete with scantily clad waitresses.  Fuzz can do the interviewing.....

I'm in if we don't have to serve food. 

Let's just do popcorn like Steve's Bar did.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 04, 2015, 08:38:21 PM
I happen to know the person who does the interviews for Scarlett's in Toledo.  He says the job isn't all it's 'cracked' up to ne.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 04, 2015, 10:51:14 PM
I happen to know the person who does the interviews for Scarlett's in Toledo.  He says the job isn't all it's 'cracked' up to ne.

That can't be much of a job -   Uh... you pay us $x dollars a shift plus a % of your backroom fee's... 

Its not like they are interviewing for a job,  they are renting club space for their "talents" -   they are the ones paying for the privilege to work there!     

and since the pastie police of Toledo are on the loose - it's not much from what it used to be I'm told 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 06, 2015, 08:20:56 PM


and since the pastie police of Toledo are on the loose - it's not much from what it used to be I'm told

That has to be a heck of a job.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 08, 2015, 08:18:09 AM
That has to be a heck of a job.
Keeping score of the dots versus the X's probably keeps their mind off of other things  ;D

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 08, 2015, 12:55:01 PM
Keeping score of the dots versus the X's probably keeps their mind off of other things  ;D

I'm sure they are totally professional at all times......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 08, 2015, 03:31:36 PM
Here's an idea, lets get together and open up our own diner complete with scantily clad waitresses.  Fuzz can do the interviewing.....

I have an idea......a timed test!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 09, 2015, 08:38:17 AM
I have an idea......a timed test!

That goes without saying.

I do wonder though if the Timid Test would run us amok of the Federal Guidelines......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 09, 2015, 08:43:15 AM
That goes without saying.

I do wonder though if the Timid Test would run us amok of the Federal Guidelines......

They get around it at Hooters and other places so far...   

has to do a lot with the interview and the "work uniform"... 

There could be a market for that type of place here - but the location is most important.   The Star diners in toledo are always full in the AM for the breakfast crowd.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 09, 2015, 10:29:47 AM
All the 'dirty old and young men' would be there having breakfast.......  Querstion is, is there enough good looking lasses in town to work there????
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 10, 2015, 08:53:31 PM
I'm thinking 4 hours of shopping with 3 grandkids will make you tired!    but a fun time was had by all - Started at Sears in Toledo, and ended up at the book nook downtown Monroe
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 10, 2015, 10:00:42 PM
I will stay up until at least 11.  I will stay up until at least 11.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 10, 2015, 10:59:35 PM
I keep thinking about the time interval between a shower and stinking in this weather...........  not long.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on June 11, 2015, 07:25:21 AM
Erie,
Did you make it ?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 11, 2015, 10:08:23 AM
No, dang it!  But I DID sleep better than usual!  I will try again tonight! :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 11, 2015, 09:46:59 PM
9:45 and I'm still up!  I am  getting to be a pro at the staying up late!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 11, 2015, 10:58:52 PM
 It's 11 o'clock!  I made it!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on June 11, 2015, 11:01:17 PM
Congrats!   :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 12, 2015, 06:39:33 PM
We went to pick up our van from the dealership "again!" and they had a line up. Every car was damaged by hail from the storm. I'm glad I don't work at a dealership :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 12, 2015, 11:46:26 PM
Got my appointment for Tuesday - combination dent wizzard and replacement of a few parts is what I'm looking at.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2015, 09:25:21 AM
We went to pick up our van from the dealership "again!" and they had a line up. Every car was damaged by hail from the storm. I'm glad I don't work at a dealership :)

Article in the paper last night about the two adjacent new car dealers on the south side of town and how one dealer had up to $1M in damage...   

someone commented that EVERY new vehicle on the lot sustained some damage!!!

Next door at the adjacent dealer they only had a few cars damaged...

Sooooo....

was the storm just that spotty and knew precisely where the line was between the two dealers....

or...

does one manufacturer use heavier steel on their body panels :-\ :-\ :-\

There is water standing on our side yard AGAIN...

if I would have wanted a pond out there I would have dug a pond out there and stocked fish in it!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 13, 2015, 09:58:49 AM
I wonder how much the repair costs increase on the new Ford aluminum bodied pickups from hail damage???

I think I'd offer the damaged vehicles at a substantial discount... sort of a textured finish.....lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2015, 10:12:10 AM
I wonder how much the repair costs increase on the new Ford aluminum bodied pickups from hail damage???

I think I'd offer the damaged vehicles at a substantial discount... sort of a textured finish.....lol

The article mentioned that a lot of the vehicles would be sold 'as is' at a discount.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 13, 2015, 10:19:12 AM
I haven't run across someone with the aluminum F150 yet...    I'd like to see the fuel efficiency - and their opinions.   

I know my pond location if I want one as well...  and it appears the swamp in my woods will be full all summer now
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 13, 2015, 10:23:40 AM
I haven't run across someone with the aluminum F150 yet...    I'd like to see the fuel efficiency - and their opinions.   

I know my pond location if I want one as well...  and it appears the swamp in my woods will be full all summer now

The mosquitoes are 'voracious' out in the garden...  my wife was carrying a can of spray but I was running the tiller most of the time and the exhaust kind of blows right down around my knees so they weren't bothering me at all 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 13, 2015, 11:16:57 AM
Well got the van fixed at the dealership. I took of back this morning because one of the problems was said to have been fixed... evidently it may have not been the problem that was causing the problem. Now I have to take it back Monday because the expert that fixed it is off today.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 13, 2015, 04:40:40 PM
The mosquitoes are 'voracious' out in the garden...  my wife was carrying a can of spray but I was running the tiller most of the time and the exhaust kind of blows right down around my knees so they weren't bothering me at all 8) 8) 8)

You8 need that old Tecumseh I took off the Troybilt.  It produced a cloud of oil smoke when running.  Excellent bug chaser...

Replaced it with a 79 dollar Predator  (Lufan) from HF.  No more smoke and the Pred makes more power too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 13, 2015, 11:04:13 PM
 Hello 11 o'clock! I hope I can do this more often!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 13, 2015, 11:34:28 PM
Hello 11 o'clock! I hope I can do this more often!
Welcome to the night owl society!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 14, 2015, 08:21:29 AM
I'm thinking this is one of the wettest Springs I remember.  Water everywhere in the fields.

I still have unplanted ground, and I know of MANY farmers that still need to plant.  The beans that are under water are dead, and it's going to be two weeks before it's dry enough to replant.  The corn may survive if it's not under water too long, but we now have more rain on the way.  Weed control is going to be tough this year, since I didn't have time to spray a pre-emerge, and it's too wet to get in the fields now.  Those with hay are watching it grow HUGE, or if it's cut, they are watching it rot in the fields.

Going to be a tough year for farmers in this area.   :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2015, 08:28:00 AM
One of the Toledo TV stations was showing rain 'chances' for the next week and they had something up for EVERY day.  They cover a big area and it seems like the Ohio Valley has been catching it even worse than we have but I'm sure it means we're still going to get more rain!!!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 14, 2015, 08:53:57 AM
To bad California mountains aren't getting this rain.  I'd be glad to share it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2015, 10:02:13 AM
I'm thinking this is one of the wettest Springs I remember.  Water everywhere in the fields.

I still have unplanted ground, and I know of MANY farmers that still need to plant.  The beans that are under water are dead, and it's going to be two weeks before it's dry enough to replant.  The corn may survive if it's not under water too long, but we now have more rain on the way.  Weed control is going to be tough this year, since I didn't have time to spray a pre-emerge, and it's too wet to get in the fields now.  Those with hay are watching it grow HUGE, or if it's cut, they are watching it rot in the fields.

Going to be a tough year for farmers in this area.   :-\

I've got 2 customers that are about finished on hay and I cannot do shitte.  Never seen hayfields this rank before and cutting it now means raking it in the ditch or roasting it.

It's raining HARD here again right now.  I haven't seen the sun for a long time.  Bad year all around.  Good for lawn care folks though....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2015, 10:04:21 AM
beans are generally screwed and corn is close.  The ones really hurting are the produce growers.  No way can they get in the fields to plant....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2015, 10:11:32 AM
We were in Monroe Friday afternoon and saw two busloads of migrant laborers at The Liquor Plaza...   check cashing day would be my guess!

What caught my eye was there was a name on the bus and then the town of Lake Placid, Fl...

that's then next 'major' little town on US27 south of where we go.

Anyone know where they're working and what they're doing ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 14, 2015, 12:09:04 PM
I'm thinking this is one of the wettest Springs I remember.  Water everywhere in the fields.

I still have unplanted ground, and I know of MANY farmers that still need to plant.  The beans that are under water are dead, and it's going to be two weeks before it's dry enough to replant.  The corn may survive if it's not under water too long, but we now have more rain on the way.  Weed control is going to be tough this year, since I didn't have time to spray a pre-emerge, and it's too wet to get in the fields now.  Those with hay are watching it grow HUGE, or if it's cut, they are watching it rot in the fields.

Going to be a tough year for farmers in this area.   :-\
I know my neighbor a few years ago hired a cropduster to spray his wet fields to control the weeds

Our field drains pretty well - the beans survived the first flooding - to early to tell on the second one.

Our corn is already stressed from the hail storm -   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 14, 2015, 03:53:39 PM
At least this isn't snow.  Can you imagine how much snow there would be at 1 foot to 1" of rain?

I'd have snow to the roof.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 14, 2015, 04:02:44 PM
At least this isn't snow.  Can you imagine how much snow there would be at 1 foot to 1" of rain?

I'd have snow to the roof.

When I was at school at NMU in Marquette we had snow to the 2nd story windows...

we've been to the snowmobile races in Ironwood standing on so much snow we could look over the safety fence around the track...  probably a 16' fence!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 14, 2015, 10:31:08 PM
When I was at school at NMU in Marquette we had snow to the 2nd story windows...

we've been to the snowmobile races in Ironwood standing on so much snow we could look over the safety fence around the track...  probably a 16' fence!!!
Fresh dusting every morning of 1/2" was just expected...   I lived up in Hancock 1976 (Suomi College)   our Second floor window turned into a window Fridge for our beverages  ;)

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 14, 2015, 10:38:25 PM
Our group went to Houghton one winter  to snowmobile.  It was the least amount of snow they had in 20 years.  But still way more than Munising area ever had.  They were hauling snow in from the woods for winterfest
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 14, 2015, 10:47:11 PM
Almost 11!  I am getting to be a pro!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on June 14, 2015, 10:48:09 PM
Practice makes perfect, as they say.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 14, 2015, 10:49:08 PM
Lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 14, 2015, 11:02:59 PM
Almost 11!  I am getting to be a pro!


It's official you are now a club member!
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 15, 2015, 10:04:25 AM
Hard to believe that in today's technology, we can explore the vast heaven's of space. Travel to the deepest parts of the oceans. Communicate with anyone around the world. Have the ability to change sex from male to female and female to male but....

We still don't have a cure for the Cancer, Heart Disease, the Common Cold or even Seasonal Allergies.

Just sayin'
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2015, 10:09:43 AM
I'm thinking about how I can rig up a set of pontoons on one of the mowers so I can go out and mow some of the yard that really, really needs it :-\ :-\ :-\

Something along the lines of this but maybe with just a little more finesse:

(http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b518/Tyler_Jordison/Amphib_zps84f29405.jpg) (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/Tyler_Jordison/media/Amphib_zps84f29405.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 15, 2015, 10:21:04 AM
only another 4" this weekend...  and more still being forecast

I'm negotiating with the City to buy the Monroe Mist bottling equipment - so I can start selling my excess yard water to Californian's
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 15, 2015, 10:58:01 AM
I keep thinking why don't they take the water from where it is flooding and take it to places that are having a drought?
Recent flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia... Recent drought in California, Nevada... Ship it there.
Oh wait... probably because different environment/region reasons.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2015, 01:03:53 PM
I keep thinking why don't they take the water from where it is flooding and take it to places that are having a drought?
Recent flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia... Recent drought in California, Nevada... Ship it there.
Oh wait... probably because different environment/region reasons.

I would assume it's just a case of cost.  If someone could make a profit doing it I'm sure they could figure out the logistics of doing it. 

How much would you pay for a gallon of water if you hadn't had anything to drink for three days?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2015, 02:18:24 PM
I keep thinking why don't they take the water from where it is flooding and take it to places that are having a drought?
Recent flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia... Recent drought in California, Nevada... Ship it there.
Oh wait... probably because different environment/region reasons.

In a nutshell, cost prohibitive.  I'm sure however they (Californians) would love to have a pipeling cinstructed to tap the Great Lakes.  I say, let 'em die of thirst.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2015, 02:19:00 PM
only another 4" this weekend...  and more still being forecast

I'm negotiating with the City to buy the Monroe Mist bottling equipment - so I can start selling my excess yard water to Californian's

Just think if it was snow....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 15, 2015, 04:31:21 PM
I keep thinking why don't they take the water from where it is flooding and take it to places that are having a drought?
Recent flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia... Recent drought in California, Nevada... Ship it there.
Oh wait... probably because different environment/region reasons.
Can't build a Pipeline with the power and money of Oil and Foreign governments -
Just think of all the obstacles for a water pipeline in today's EPA world...  Heck they'd never be allowed to tap the Colorado in today's land of regulations

I'm sure there are desert frogs and a species of some snake along with the habitat for a bird that would take 20 years to study! 

Besides the Mississippi is a body of water they'd tap first
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2015, 04:59:06 PM
Can't build a Pipeline with the power and money of Oil and Foreign governments -
Just think of all the obstacles for a water pipeline in today's EPA world...  Heck they'd never be allowed to tap the Colorado in today's land of regulations

I'm sure there are desert frogs and a species of some snake along with the habitat for a bird that would take 20 years to study! 

Besides the Mississippi is a body of water they'd tap first

Problem is, the Mississippi is full of those fish (asian carp) that sucker punch ya....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 15, 2015, 07:00:41 PM
I'm thinking about the 2-1/2" of rain we got today.  SO FAR.

I have NEVER seen this much standing water in the fields this time of year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 15, 2015, 10:34:21 PM
I'm thinking about the 2-1/2" of rain we got today.  SO FAR.

I have NEVER seen this much standing water in the fields this time of year.

I saw it headed up yoir way...  It skirted us, we only got a couple tenths.  I need to build an ark.

I suspect farming is basically toast if it didn't germinate.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 15, 2015, 11:10:48 PM
Thinking It would be nice to fall asleep, but since I slept
most of the day........will be up a while :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 07:18:41 AM
I'm thinking we had too much strawberry shortcake yesterday...

used too much of my Half and Half and now I'm having to ration it out for my coffee this morning ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 07:31:23 AM
I just heard on the TV that there are large areas of Alaska that are under wildfire alerts...

several fires burning or have burned in the last few days!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2015, 07:55:34 AM
Don't mess with Rocky Raccoon...

especially this one down in Florida!!!

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/29322078/a-very-florida-scene-raccoon-hops-on-alligator (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/29322078/a-very-florida-scene-raccoon-hops-on-alligator)

(http://wtvt.images.worldnow.com/images/8067998_G.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2015, 08:13:26 AM
Just looking at the weather radar...   for now the stormy weather is all hanging south of Toledo but there's stuff around Chicago moving this way.  If it holds together we're going to get something out of it...  hopefully not another washout!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 17, 2015, 08:26:42 AM
Listening on TV and they're in the process of closing lots of roads down in Ohio...

they're flooding and it's raining hard!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 17, 2015, 10:33:43 AM
The water is just now beginning to recede a little bit in my fields, exposing dead soybean plants.

More rain.  Great.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 17, 2015, 10:46:40 AM
The water is just now beginning to recede a little bit in my fields, exposing dead soybean plants.

More rain.  Great.

...and you won't be replanting.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 17, 2015, 10:18:45 PM
...and you won't be replanting.....

Oh, I think I will be replanting most if it.  If it dries out before mid-July, I will replant the washed out areas.  Yields will be drastically reduced, sure.  But ya gotta do whatcha gotta do. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2015, 09:40:00 AM
We bought a single blueberry plant  for our garden earlier but it's been too wet to get down to that end of the garden to plant it.  We finally decide just to put our boots on and 'wade in' and plant it.  Supposed to plant them just above any standing water line so at least that was easy to find!!!  The other good thing is we shouldn't have to water if for a few days. 

We've planted an apple tree and a cherry tree up on the sand hill and we have had to keep watering those.

I'd like to commemorate the planting of our new blueberry plant with this song...

a 'favorite' from my teen days ;) ;) ;)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQQCPrwKzdo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQQCPrwKzdo#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 18, 2015, 09:58:31 AM
Oh, I think I will be replanting most if it.  If it dries out before mid-July, I will replant the washed out areas.  Yields will be drastically reduced, sure.  But ya gotta do whatcha gotta do.

Thats, a big if.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 18, 2015, 10:25:10 AM
Thinkin I cant wait for lunch!!! A&W is calling me for a Pappa Burger :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 19, 2015, 08:34:26 AM
Just listening to 'Blizzard Bill Spencer' on 13ABC Toledo...

he was explaining the expected weather patterns for the next several days...   

there has been a change in the computer models of what will happen and it looks all good for us...

the strongest rains appear to be turning more to the east down around I-70 and we should only see a few light showers!!!

Maybe I'll have to water the garden next week...   we were laughing last night that we haven't had to spend one dime watering the garden this spring although the sump pump running 7-24 has probably more than made up for it.  At least it's easier to replace a sump pump than it is a well pump (I've done both...  one well pump and about a dozen sump pumps)!

I will say our new blueberry bush seems to be thriving ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 19, 2015, 08:53:29 AM
Thats, a big if.

Yes it is.  But then again, that's why I have insurance. 

I'm not too worried about it.  Worrying doesn't help the situation, anyways.  I have no control over the weather OR climate (contrary to what Obama and the Global Warming nuts say).

I'm using this down time to work on equipment.  Currently, I'm replacing the disk blades and bearings on my old Krause Disk.  Rebuilding the hitch leveling parts as well.  Going to be a new disk when I'm done!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 19, 2015, 09:11:22 AM
I'm thinking I'm gonna enjoy a dip in The Puddin' Pit!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 19, 2015, 09:43:39 AM
Yes it is.  But then again, that's why I have insurance. 

I'm not too worried about it.  Worrying doesn't help the situation, anyways.  I have no control over the weather OR climate (contrary to what Obama and the Global Warming nuts say).

I'm using this down time to work on equipment.  Currently, I'm replacing the disk blades and bearings on my old Krause Disk.  Rebuilding the hitch leveling parts as well.  Going to be a new disk when I'm done!

Government crop insurance is a very dirty phrase for some and certainly a target for wannabe fiscal conservatives.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 19, 2015, 05:02:09 PM
 is anyone else freezing today?   Brrrrr
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on June 19, 2015, 05:06:14 PM
Are you on another worldwide trip ? It's beautiful here !!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 19, 2015, 05:17:59 PM
I love this weather! I even have a fan on me.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 19, 2015, 07:18:45 PM
No, I am home.  Maybe I am coming down with something.   :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 19, 2015, 07:55:35 PM
Government crop insurance is a very dirty phrase for some and certainly a target for wannabe fiscal conservatives.

Insurance is insurance.  I would be stupid to NOT have it. 

This year is a perfect example.  A lot of farmers will be able to farm next year, because they were insured.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 19, 2015, 08:48:05 PM
Some people wrap their head in aluminum foil...

a few even wrap their whole body in it...

but this guy has wrapped his whole house in it :o :o :o

(http://www.tampabay.com/resources/images/dti/rendered/2015/05/0435798443_15287596_8col.jpg)

(http://www.tampabay.com/resources/images/dti/rendered/2015/05/0435798442_15287589_8col.jpg)

He must be really worried about the Feds sitting out in the road and counting how much cash he has in his house...

why does't he just pull the little strips out like some others do :o :o :o


Interestingly enough...  he calls it an art project!!!

http://pzfeed.com/florida-man-covers-entire-house-in-aluminum-foil/ (http://pzfeed.com/florida-man-covers-entire-house-in-aluminum-foil/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 21, 2015, 05:18:47 PM
I'm hoping that all the Fathers out there enjoyed their day - the longest one of the year btw!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 21, 2015, 05:51:22 PM
BTW Prof.......kids got me a 12 year old single Scotch called Caol Ila.  Comes from the Islay area with just a hint of that peat taste of Islay scotches. 

By far one of the smoothest I have ever had......and now my new favorite!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 21, 2015, 07:45:43 PM
This has been a long day......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 21, 2015, 10:05:29 PM
Insurance is insurance.  I would be stupid to NOT have it. 

This year is a perfect example.  A lot of farmers will be able to farm next year, because they were insured.

I agree, to a point and that point is it's government insurance.  So tell me, who covers the payouts?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 21, 2015, 10:44:53 PM
BTW Prof.......kids got me a 12 year old single Scotch called Caol Ila.  Comes from the Islay area with just a hint of that peat taste of Islay scotches. 

By far one of the smoothest I have ever had......and now my new favorite!
I'd be up for a sip...    never heard of it -   
we could sit and ponder the letter of the alphabet you plan on stopping at  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 21, 2015, 10:45:35 PM
I agree, to a point and that point is it's government insurance.  So tell me, who covers the payouts?
Not all crop insurance is government insurance - where did you get that idea?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 22, 2015, 01:37:13 AM
I agree, to a point and that point is it's government insurance.  So tell me, who covers the payouts?

It's no different than your government auto insurance.

If you have a claim, who covers the payouts?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on June 22, 2015, 07:24:21 AM
Check this out.  Pretty interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/embed/83zvu1-b8jo?feature=player_detailpage (https://www.youtube.com/embed/83zvu1-b8jo?feature=player_detailpage)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 22, 2015, 07:33:16 AM
No doubt.....almost brings a tear to the eye.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 22, 2015, 04:23:15 PM
It's no different than your government auto insurance.

If you have a claim, who covers the payouts?

Government auto insurance?????  Not me.  What the hell is that anyway?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 22, 2015, 04:24:47 PM
Not all crop insurance is government insurance - where did you get that idea?

The majority is and/or underwritten by the Fed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 22, 2015, 05:54:44 PM
I'm thinking most weathermen are a bunch of blowhards that like to hear themselves talk.  Major storm this afternoon turned up nothing. No rain, no 70 MPH winds and no 2" hail. They are wrong way more than they are right.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 22, 2015, 06:11:02 PM
I'm thinking most weathermen are a bunch of blowhards that like to hear themselves talk.  Major storm this afternoon turned up nothing. No rain, no 70 MPH winds and no 2" hail. They are wrong way more than they are right.

They actually got most of what you're mentioning over in Port Clinton...   well within our local 'viewing' area.  A slight shift in the weather pattern over in Indiana or Chicago and we would have gotten it just like they predicted.  The worst of the storm split and went north and south of us...   no complaints on my part whatsoever.  I was prepared for the storm IF it hit and just glad it didn't make a direct hit here!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on June 22, 2015, 06:12:36 PM
Looks like a second wave possible late tonight.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 22, 2015, 06:14:24 PM
Looks like a second wave possible late tonight.

I was just going to add that to my post above...

Blue2 could still get 'all of the above'...

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 22, 2015, 07:10:28 PM
I don't listen to weather to see what's going on anymore.  They are wrong most of the time.  If it storms it storms and I'll have to deal with it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 25, 2015, 10:56:06 AM
Today is 'halfway to Christmas' 2015 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 25, 2015, 10:58:16 AM
Today is 'halfway to Christmas' 2015 ;) ;) ;)
Still plenty of time to get my suits ready. ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 25, 2015, 11:02:17 AM
Still plenty of time to get my suits ready. ;)

Didn't you do some Christmas in July event last summer?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 25, 2015, 11:05:22 AM
Didn't you do some Christmas in July event last summer?
Yes and I was supposed to do it again this year but I've got some medical issues I need to get taken care of. And with the heat and that I have to wear full Santa gear I have to wear. I didn't want to take a chance of kid's seeing Santa taken away in an ambulance.
So I'm getting things in order and hopefully, I may get a job or two.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 25, 2015, 01:45:36 PM
Gee go figure - its raining...  on a golf league night.   

Got the waders out - and my golf rain shorts!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 25, 2015, 03:03:57 PM
I'm hungry but REALLY don't feel like cooking :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 25, 2015, 03:25:36 PM
 I just threw all of my vegetables in the pot along with a pound of burger. So there's carrot, onion, cabbage, tomatoes, celery, green peppers, and red pepper.  Also some broth and, I'm thinking about maybe putting some pasta in there, not sure yet though .
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 25, 2015, 03:39:49 PM
Thinking about hooking up a PA system in the van and go down by the river and wait.
When the people go by in their kayaks, I start playing Duelin' Banjos.
I wonder how many will start paddling faster. ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 25, 2015, 03:55:38 PM
Well.... its a casserole that I made, tuna noodle, now at least
I wont have to cook for 3 days! :D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on June 25, 2015, 03:58:59 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 26, 2015, 11:55:56 AM
How to hook up the mosquito netting so I can mow without being eaten alive... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 26, 2015, 12:09:50 PM
I haven't noticed any mosquitos. June bugs were in abundance last weekend at Monroe Jefferson ball fields though
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monique on June 26, 2015, 04:12:06 PM
I'm thinking it's been a GREAT WEEK FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 26, 2015, 04:40:14 PM
I'm thinking it's been a GREAT WEEK FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yep. Sometimes you just have to do the right thing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 26, 2015, 05:44:03 PM
I think we are gonna get wetter and muddier than we already are...tonight.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 26, 2015, 06:05:53 PM
I'm thinking it's been a GREAT WEEK FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Did I miss another Sexual Revolution that made it a great week?  Hell, I never missed those events.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on June 26, 2015, 07:56:53 PM
I'm thinking too much.....

And feeling even worse.



For the past couple of days I sat in the hospital with my family, watching a ventilator breathe for my grandma. Finally, my grandpa had to come to a decision.

We all knew it was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier.

I watched my grandma take her last breath last night, just before 11pm. Just hours earlier, I told my mom to go home to get some sleep because we were there since 9am Wednesday morning, and I knew she was running on fumes. We were going to take turns staying there because grandpa refused to leave and we definitely weren't going to leave him alone. After I called my mom to come up there, she kept saying "I should have been here" and a part of me feels like it's my fault because I told her leave. I can't help but to feel horrible about it.

I haven't completely broke down yet (and I think it's because I've had to be strong for my mom) but I know it's coming...

My heart just hurts.  :'(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monique on June 26, 2015, 08:34:59 PM
Did I miss another Sexual Revolution that made it a great week?  Hell, I never missed those events.
Well, kinda. lol

I'm proud to be an American today!!!!!

PS, No one is coming for your churches, no one is implementing Sharia law, and no one is forcing you to marry a goat!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 26, 2015, 08:36:48 PM
Was there last Nov.  Your mother is not blaming you.  She's just feeling bad right now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on June 26, 2015, 08:52:14 PM
Well, kinda. lol

I'm proud to be an American today!!!!!

PS, No one is coming for your churches, no one is implementing Sharia law, and no one is forcing you to marry a goat!!
Not yet. Goat marriage will be last, of course.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 26, 2015, 08:52:40 PM
Sorry for your loss ATG
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 26, 2015, 09:00:43 PM
Sorry ATG.

We lost my wife's Grandma the same way last winter - after a stroke and debating what course of medical treatment was the right one, and what she would have wanted, and is she really in there?

They took her ashes down to be with Grandpa this week....

It is a definitely not an easy road for the family - but you will get through it.

Think of happy times.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on June 26, 2015, 09:41:52 PM
I'm sorry for your loss ATG.

I don't know what your Grandma went through but I watched my parents and my wife's parents as they went through their final days and I learned something important. Most people at that time get sick and tired of being poked, prodded, tested and manipulated. They just want to not feel miserable anymore. My wife's mother told us how sick and tired she was of all the medical procedures, she just wanted it to end, but she felt that if she gave up her family would be devastated. She was going through all that for her family's benefit, to stay with her family a little longer. She was more worried about her family than herself. My wife told her that we would be OK that she could go if she wanted to, and she passed away that night.

Some times passing away is a huge relief for the person and you shouldn't feel so bad about it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 26, 2015, 09:48:08 PM
Sorry for your loss ATG -
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 26, 2015, 09:52:40 PM
Did I miss another Sexual Revolution that made it a great week?  Hell, I never missed those events.

Actually the opposite -     ;)

Cause now even more can learn the "changes" after marriage  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on June 26, 2015, 09:56:35 PM
Well, kinda. lol

I'm proud to be an American today!!!!!

PS, No one is coming for your churches, no one is implementing Sharia law, and no one is forcing you to marry a goat!!

No but God wiped out three churches with one tornado the other day, and the police bullies are implementing their own laws more and more everyday, and you don't have to marry a goat but you will pay through the nose for health care from now on.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on June 26, 2015, 11:11:10 PM
My sympathies to you and your family, ATG.  Grandmas are special so you will have a special guardian angel watching over you and your mom with have her mom watching over her.  "Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear."
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on June 27, 2015, 11:13:43 AM
Thanks everyone <3


We all knew it was coming, but a person is never truly prepared. :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 27, 2015, 11:17:30 AM
Thanks everyone <3


We all knew it was coming, but a person is never truly prepared. :(

I agree with that...

nothing you can do to get fully prepared. 

My wife and youngest daughter are both in Florida right now with my wife's 90 year old Mom.  Last May she was still driving (and pretty good at it too) and this May she can't get around without constant help.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on June 27, 2015, 01:01:46 PM
I agree with that...

nothing you can do to get fully prepared. 

My wife and youngest daughter are both in Florida right now with my wife's 90 year old Mom.  Last May she was still driving (and pretty good at it too) and this May she can't get around without constant help.

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, but it's nice that your wife and daughter are able to be there with her.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 27, 2015, 05:24:08 PM
Monroe News gave me a laugh in today's paper.
Page 1A: Lakeshore flood watch declared for county
Page 3A: Sterling State Park cleared for swimming
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 27, 2015, 05:52:41 PM
Anyone want to go swimming today?

The surf should be up.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 27, 2015, 06:18:51 PM
I'm thinking I may have to turn on my furnace!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on June 27, 2015, 06:25:43 PM
Agreed!  Who would have thought at the end of June we'd be talking like this!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 27, 2015, 07:20:10 PM
Anyone want to go swimming today?

The surf should be up.

I haven't body surfed in a long time. I can't remember the year but we were living in Virginia Beach. I was only in the water a short time when I realized that there are thing's in the water that can eat humans. lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 27, 2015, 07:31:33 PM
I haven't body surfed in a long time. I can't remember the year but we were living in Virginia Beach. I was only in the water a short time when I realized that there are thing's in the water that can eat humans. lol

I got bit by a big bad jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea once - while I was tranquilly floating about 10 or 15 feet off shore - facing the shore - admiring the view - which was a few members of the opposite sex getting ready to sunbathe topless.

I went from being cool and inconspicuous to thrashing, splashing, and dashing out of the water.

It totally blew my cool.

I spent the rest of the swim breaks at the hotel pool.

No way I want to swim with Jellyfishes - let along sharks or gators.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 28, 2015, 10:00:55 AM
I wonder how many sump pumps are left on the shelf anywhere within 100 miles? 

I have two running and they're keeping up...   

as long as the power stays on or I have the generator running.

I think I have one out in the barn that was still running when I put it out there. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 28, 2015, 10:14:20 AM
I have an old one that the switch doesn't work anymore.  It just runs and runs.  i use it to pump water off the pool cover in the spring.  My son cleaned out his sump room.  5 old rusted pumps ready for the garbage.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 28, 2015, 03:45:35 PM
Mine has been working until yesterday - since 2003...    knock on wood my replacement one lasts that long!

meanwhile we've been gathering wood for the ark

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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monique on June 28, 2015, 06:02:33 PM
No but God wiped out three churches with one tornado the other day, and the police bullies are implementing their own laws more and more everyday, and you don't have to marry a goat but you will pay through the nose for health care from now on.
You'd be paying even more for health care if it wasn't for the ACA! If you want to believe that God sends tornadoes to wipe out churches, I guess that's your right.

I will agree with you on police bullies. While I highly respect the good guys, there are too many bad guys pretending to be civil servants. What those guys really like is the power and of course, the guns!! We need to get the wrong guys out of there and get back to police that we can ALL trust to protect us as citizens.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on June 28, 2015, 06:32:34 PM
You'd be paying even more for health care if it wasn't for the ACA! If you want to believe that God sends tornadoes to wipe out churches, I guess that's your right.

I will agree with you on police bullies. While I highly respect the good guys, there are too many bad guys pretending to be civil servants. What those guys really like is the power and of course, the guns!! We need to get the wrong guys out of there and get back to police that we can ALL trust to protect us as citizens.
Amen, Sister, except maybe the ACA part. We really will never know, will we?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 28, 2015, 06:51:13 PM
We haven't seen what obamacareis going to cost us. Just wait
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2015, 08:56:39 AM
I took the 'next to the last' coffee filter out of the package this morning...

TOMORROW morning making coffee will be easy ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 29, 2015, 09:17:52 AM
Those things a %&*(* to get apart with big fat clumsy fingers.   I like my Keurig, especially since i only drink 1 cup a day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 29, 2015, 09:23:23 AM
I make one pot and it lasts two days!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
I make one pot and it lasts two days!

I make one pot and it lasts about 3 hours!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 29, 2015, 09:39:28 AM
I make one pot and it lasts about 3 hours!
I'm with you- - but then again I can drink coffee any time of the day,   

we usually had a fresh pot during the day and always after a fire!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on June 29, 2015, 09:45:25 AM
I drink a 2 litre of pepsi a day that's my coffee  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 29, 2015, 06:46:16 PM
I drink a 2 litre of pepsi a day that's my coffee  ;D

I used to down a 2 Liter Diet Mountain Dew a day as my coffee.

I gave it up a year or two ago.

Since then my blood sugar has come down from borderline diabetic levels to normal, my weight has dropped, and I feel much much better.

It turns out that you don't need to buy that stuff.

Monroe Mist right out of the tap with a little extra filtration to take out the taste issues is better for you!

I will admit there are times I would really enjoy a Coke Zero or a Diet Dew - but I have refrained. 

 :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on June 29, 2015, 09:08:02 PM
I drink Frenchtown water, caffeine makes my heart go into A-fib.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on June 29, 2015, 10:52:06 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 30, 2015, 08:15:02 AM
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Good One!

And you don't even work in the corporate world where you have a locked down PC where they force you to use an outdated internet browser and versions of JAVA.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 30, 2015, 09:03:59 AM
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Good One!

And you don't even work in the corporate world where you have a locked down PC where they force you to use an outdated internet browser and versions of JAVA.
That's one thing I don't miss about working...   the IT police!
we managed to survive 20 years without them - but when they invaded the Fire Department it was to ensure they had job security forever by locking everything down ...   

all it did was cause me to use my own laptop for work - then transfer the documents to the departments via thumb drive.   

The other stupid thing that the IT police do is make you use a long password and change it every 3-6 months...   forcing us to write them down defeating the purpose of the "secret" password! 

That could be a whole new thread - how stupid IT rules defeat themselves!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 30, 2015, 09:23:16 AM
I'm guessing you wouldn't like me Prof.  ha ha
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 30, 2015, 09:28:46 AM
That's one thing I don't miss about working...   the IT police!
we managed to survive 20 years without them - but when they invaded the Fire Department it was to ensure they had job security forever by locking everything down ...   

all it did was cause me to use my own laptop for work - then transfer the documents to the departments via thumb drive.   

The other stupid thing that the IT police do is make you use a long password and change it every 3-6 months...   forcing us to write them down defeating the purpose of the "secret" password! 

That could be a whole new thread - how stupid IT rules defeat themselves!


I do most of my work online using various websites.  One company requires the password to be at least 12 spaces with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.  You have to change it every 30 days (on the first of the month) and just to keep it interesting...  it remembers any password you've used in the last six months and you can't reuse it!!!

Sometimes it gets just plain frustrating trying to figure out a new password...  at least one I'll be able to remember!

Oh, and if you try logging in three times with the wrong password it locks you out and you have to go through a process including a phone call to reset your login.  I think they go overboard...   probably easier to get into some government websites :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on June 30, 2015, 11:13:22 AM
I'm guessing you wouldn't like me Prof.  ha ha
LOL   I guess the class most IT people missed was overkill kills... 

When you force your employees to write down their "secret" passwords - it defeats the purpose.

You'd be better off doing the thumb ID system like on Iphones, then if the hackers want in - they only chop off your finger or steal a glove you were wearing- - after all we did all our work in such high sensitive systems that all you need to do is request the data via FOI or subpoena...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 30, 2015, 11:21:39 AM
Well, i didn't get to involved in the front end work so i'm not the bad guy there.
I get frustrated with some companies where they make you use capital, lower case, numbers and spl characters.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on June 30, 2015, 01:32:52 PM
Our company requires minimum of 12 characters with at least 1 cap, one number, one special character and one lower case, no password that matches the last 8 previous ones.

My work around is I have my password and put a number at the end. Time for a new password, use the same one and change the last number from a 1 to a 2
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 30, 2015, 01:38:42 PM
Well, i didn't get to involved in the front end work so i'm not the bad guy there.
I get frustrated with some companies where they make you use capital, lower case, numbers and spl characters.

But those are the types of password that makes it almost impossible for a robot to 'guess' (predict) your password.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 30, 2015, 01:49:54 PM
I'm guessing you wouldn't like me Prof.  ha ha

Can you explain to me the inner workings of the IT mind sometime Blue2?

For example........

My current work laptop has a Celeron processor and 4 MB of memory.  It runs slower than snot - even on excel.    I can't run many of the applications I need because it doesn't have the processor or video driver to do it.

They finally decided to offer a "workstation" laptop with an I5, more memory, a better video card.  The only issue I have with it - they went with the BIG screen, and the BIG keyboard, and it WEIGHS a ton.

I travel alot - I don't want to lug a heavy laptop around all over the place.

I know they make a small laptop that will do the same thing - but that is not a choice.  I can have smaller and totally useless, or big and heavy as snot.

It frustrates me that for 400 bucks I could go buy a computer that would do what I need it to on any Black Friday.....  and have offered to do so out of my own money, and have offered to let them image it to their hearts content with security software.

But NOPE - those are the two choices.  Take them or leave them.

Why why why why why?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on June 30, 2015, 01:54:49 PM
I use the complex password for my credit union accounts.  And I don't use that password for anything else.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on June 30, 2015, 02:36:44 PM
Can you explain to me the inner workings of the IT mind sometime Blue2?
The smaller one probably has a slow hard drive too. They probably only offer the two so they don't have as many different images to set up.

When they do an upgrade it's easier to do with only two different options, otherwise they would potentially have to have a different set up for each user.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 01, 2015, 08:26:31 AM
The smaller one probably has a slow hard drive too. They probably only offer the two so they don't have as many different images to set up.

When they do an upgrade it's easier to do with only two different options, otherwise they would potentially have to have a different set up for each user.

It is just slow all around.

I don't understand how giving someone a super slow tool to work with is a good idea.

I agree with your assessment though - I just want to hear someone from the IT or Purchasing World say it is easier for them to do it that way - Productivity of the rest of the organization be damned.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 01, 2015, 08:32:47 AM
MN, you know that isn't going to happen.  The computer builder bought a bunch of parts for a really good price and some aren't very efficient but he isn't going to tell you that.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 01, 2015, 08:40:52 AM
What I always found interesting is how large corporations can allow users to access their networks using VPN's and such...   but the City of Monroe's IT department refused to allow it for the entities that didn't work at City Hall...

Job security issue - lack of familiarity issue - or just plain stubborn that you should get on the fiberoptic desktop and only work at that location?


As far as the passwords - the funniest I saw was one guy who used all one number, then when it changed he moved up to the next number...  another used the bosses name sucks.

At the ISD when I subbed most teachers would just have the password on a sticky note somewhere around the desk...    since the IT system defeated the idea of a password you can actually remember!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 01, 2015, 08:49:58 AM
I wonder how many people got these?
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on July 01, 2015, 11:28:10 AM
Trying to figure out what I want to do today and do this
weekend   :/
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 01, 2015, 01:30:45 PM
Same here except today is taken care of.  i cleaned carpet and everything else in my family room.  good for another year..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 01, 2015, 05:48:37 PM
I picked up sticks, branches and leaves off my soggy grass.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on July 01, 2015, 07:17:49 PM
It is so nice to have some days without rain!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 01, 2015, 08:03:53 PM
Took the dogs for two walks and a third by myself, to check out the river.   Now the sciatica and arthritis are making themselves well known.   ugh. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 01, 2015, 08:22:15 PM
I found I can't walk much in most tennis shoes or sandals.  Better shoes with great support help tremendously.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 01, 2015, 08:27:41 PM
Yes, blue, you are right about shoes, but I hate shoes.  Bare feet would be my preference.  I have a weird bone on the top of my foot that shoes puts painful pressure on...not fun.   I'll be darned if I am going to give in and sit all day!   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 01, 2015, 09:35:35 PM
I'm with Blue2.

I need a certain type of shoe AND a certain type of insole - and then I can go.

If the top of my foot ever starts hurting me when I walk from the shoes - I am out of luck.......

I need all of that just to keep the bottom of the foot and the ankle and knees happy.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 01, 2015, 10:18:12 PM
Feet can sure be a pain!   I hear ya, MN. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 01, 2015, 11:02:21 PM
Feet can sure be a pain!   I hear ya, MN.

They can smell too......  (not mine....hers)......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 02, 2015, 12:26:41 AM
I'd suggest Dansko's for those needing comfort and support - you'll find a lot of professionals who are on their feet all day wear them.      ...  Not Cheap - but worth it I'm told by my wife who is spoiled by several pairs for each season now!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on July 02, 2015, 07:08:59 AM
Side!   If I was your wife, I might consider duct taping your fingers!   You should not  tell her secrets....  ;D.  (Good thing you are a good sport, CL)


Dansko's ... I will check them out.   I do like Earth Shoes.   Thanks Prof
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 02, 2015, 07:17:02 PM
I'd suggest Dansko's for those needing comfort and support - you'll find a lot of professionals who are on their feet all day wear them.      ...  Not Cheap - but worth it I'm told by my wife who is spoiled by several pairs for each season now!

LOL!

Prof - those ARE pretty comparable in cost to what I am using!

Heck - the Powerstep insoles go for about 30-35 if you get them on Amazon - and around 45-50 around town.  I typically go through 2 sets of those for each pair of shoes.  They cost what I used to spend on a shoe.

They are either going into a higher end Rockport, New Balance, or Red Wing - those I do buy in town.

They keep trying to get me to buy SAS - but I refuse because I will not acknowledge that I am that old.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 03, 2015, 11:25:30 PM
That was the most pitiful excuse for a fireworks show.....  I think ever.

It just keeps getting worse every year.

So this year they figured it needed to last X amount of time, but we can only afford X amount.

Solution?

Lob 1 up.

Wait.

Lob 2 up. 

Wait.

Repeat.

The finale was all low stuff.  I guess that was to punish everyone who didn't go into the park?

What a joke.  I won't do it again.  I will go to some other community that has funding.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 04, 2015, 10:16:24 AM
That was the most pitiful excuse for a fireworks show.....  I think ever.

What a joke.  I won't do it again.  I will go to some other community that has funding.

Sorry to say but the best fireworks in the area -   Christmas in Ida!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: nails on July 04, 2015, 11:41:54 AM
Surprisingly . . . Luna Pier has a great fireworks display. And tonight is the night.

Been going to it for several years. For a small village, they do a great job.

I didn't make it this year, but Bedford always has a great fireworks display at the high school too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 04, 2015, 12:17:28 PM
Sorry to say but the best fireworks in the area -   Christmas in Ida!

Actually, the best in the area is tonight just 2 houses upriver of me.  Should be viewable from Veteran Park looking West, or along the bicycle path on the North side of the river after the last of the houses are up from the dam.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 04, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
And so it begins. ;)

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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 04, 2015, 05:38:09 PM
Speaking of shoes and support, I rate Meindl boots and shoes at the top as well as Kennetrek.  Both are super expensive and both are super footwear.

Expect to pay upwards of 300 bucks for a pair of either but you can't beat the comfort and support.  I buy them for hunting because nothing ruins a hunt faster than sore feet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 04, 2015, 08:42:54 PM
I have pretty flat feet. I found out cheap shoes were bad for the back.  I only bought Johnson Murphy.  In the long run I think it even worked out better because they last forever.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 04, 2015, 08:50:04 PM
I have the opposite issue - lots of arch.....

And I wear the heels unevenly - so they never last forever - I don't care what they are.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on July 04, 2015, 08:57:51 PM
I have worn Birkenstock for years, I think there the best,
its the only thing I can wear now.....the foot bed is made out of
cork and the heat from your feet creates a custom orthotic.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on July 05, 2015, 09:32:44 AM
Speaking of shoes and support, I rate Meindl boots and shoes at the top as well as Kennetrek.  Both are super expensive and both are super footwear.

Expect to pay upwards of 300 bucks for a pair of either but you can't beat the comfort and support.  I buy them for hunting because nothing ruins a hunt faster than sore feet.
I have pretty flat feet. I found out cheap shoes were bad for the back.  I only bought Johnson Murphy.  In the long run I think it even worked out better because they last forever.

I have been pretty happy over the years with Red Wing Boots, but they don't seem to last like they used to...
I'm not sure why.

Where do you guys get these other brands?  Available locally?  I don't care about the cost.  I put my boots through hell, and if they keep my feet warm, dry and comfortable, they're worth it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 05, 2015, 05:35:19 PM
I have been pretty happy over the years with Red Wing Boots, but they don't seem to last like they used to...
I'm not sure why.

Where do you guys get these other brands?  Available locally?  I don't care about the cost.  I put my boots through hell, and if they keep my feet warm, dry and comfortable, they're worth it.

Did you make sure you got the Made in USA Red Wings?

There seems to be a distinct difference in quality between those and the imports.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 07, 2015, 10:50:33 PM
Our sons' 21st birthday this weekend. I would like to go to to Cooter's Place in Sperryville, VA this weekend and meet Catherine Bach on Saturday and Ben Jones on Sunday.
I also saw that at Cooter's Place in Gatlinburg, TN between the 12th & 18th and meet Rick Hurst who played Cletus Hogg. And between July 23 - 27 Sonny Shroyer who played Enos.

So I guess I'll have to suffer at his party at the strip club. Oh well, I guess I have to do what I have to do. ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 07, 2015, 11:08:19 PM
I have been pretty happy over the years with Red Wing Boots, but they don't seem to last like they used to...
I'm not sure why.

Where do you guys get these other brands?  Available locally?  I don't care about the cost.  I put my boots through hell, and if they keep my feet warm, dry and comfortable, they're worth it.

Cabelas sells Meindl's (they are top of the line there)....  Kennetrek's are mail order.  Goggle them up.  I think Schnees in Wyoming sells them mail order.

Red Wings have cone down in quality but not price.  You have the domestic wings and the oriental wings now.

The one thing that sets Meindl's and Kennetrecks apart from the rest is, there is no break in.  Your feet don't have to make the boot conform, they already do.

Meindl's are made in Germany and Kennetrecks in Italy.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 07, 2015, 11:11:48 PM
I have worn Birkenstock for years, I think there the best,
its the only thing I can wear now.....the foot bed is made out of
cork and the heat from your feet creates a custom orthotic.

Speaking of foot beds, I change out mine every year but I use Kennetreck foot beds in the Meindl's and the Kennetrecks.  They are cork and have an activated fine layer of charcoal under a woven cloth overcover.  None of it is cheap but being comfortable in a long wearing boot is never cheap.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 08, 2015, 06:57:44 AM
Going to go see the Rolling Stones tonight with my eldest daughter.....a Father's Day present.  I've been thinking that Jagger and Richards are 71 and still going strong, and that perhaps there is hope for me after all.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 08, 2015, 07:00:26 AM
Going to go see the Rolling Stones tonight with my eldest daughter.....a Father's Day present.  I've been thinking that Jagger and Richards are 71 and still going strong, and that perhaps there is hope for me after all.   ;D


Yesterday was Ringo's 75th birthday...

they had a little 'sing around' for him!!!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-ringo-starr-birthday-75-peace-love-20150707-story.html (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-ringo-starr-birthday-75-peace-love-20150707-story.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 08, 2015, 07:02:36 AM
How did those guys get older and we didn't BRD?   ;)
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Post by: Debimark on July 08, 2015, 07:29:22 AM
Also going to Comerica to see The Stones..........my folks are 72 and they don't move too fats anymore. Im thinking Jagger and Co. wont be touring too many more times. Except Keith Richards, who will still be playing when he's 113.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 08, 2015, 08:06:39 AM
Cool......the tickets are something I probably wouldn't have bought on my own, so it was a neat gift and to your point, could be the first and last time I see a big name band of that era.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 08, 2015, 05:38:53 PM
How did those guys get older and we didn't BRD?   ;)

My wife and I were actually discussing that very topic last night when they were showing Ringo's birthday and said he was turning 75 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 08, 2015, 07:11:23 PM
 Time to get out the flannel jammies again!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on July 08, 2015, 08:11:16 PM
Time to get out the flannel jammies again!

Darn global warming!!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on July 08, 2015, 08:44:30 PM
Cool......the tickets are something I probably wouldn't have bought on my own, so it was a neat gift and to your point, could be the first and last time I see a big name band of that era.

Channel 7 news said front row tickets were going for $ 3,000.00 each WOW!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 09, 2015, 07:27:30 AM
I must say that I was impressed, and had a much greater time than I thought I would have.  The song sets were great, and some of the real good guitar and instrument solos were strung out perfectly.

The stage and the visual technology was something to behold, but not as much as Mick Jagger's ability/skills to still dance and move around the rather large stage at 71 years old.

Keith Richards......all I could do was grin and laugh to myself about how in the hell is that dude still alive.  His guitar skills have diminished particularly in speed, but nonetheless impressive.  I was telling my eldest as we were driving up there that 40 years ago I would have never dreamed I'd be driving up to see a Rolling Stones concert with my daughter, and that Keith Richards would still be alive.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2015, 08:31:31 AM
Thinking about the water rising out on our sideyard 'yet again'...

Thinking about buying some stock in a company that builds sump pumps :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2015, 08:34:37 AM
I must say that I was impressed, and had a much greater time than I thought I would have.  The song sets were great, and some of the real good guitar and instrument solos were strung out perfectly.

The stage and the visual technology was something to behold, but not as much as Mick Jagger's ability/skills to still dance and move around the rather large stage at 71 years old.

Keith Richards......all I could do was grin and laugh to myself about how in the hell is that dude still alive.  His guitar skills have diminished particularly in speed, but nonetheless impressive.  I was telling my eldest as we were driving up there that 40 years ago I would have never dreamed I'd be driving up to see a Rolling Stones concert with my daughter, and that Keith Richards would still be alive.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wVIOEpE6NY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wVIOEpE6NY#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2015, 09:58:44 AM
Looks like the worst of the rain is past us for the day...

and it was worse south of us!!!

Just saw a tweet someone reported their 4" rain gauge FULL down near Fostoria!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 09, 2015, 10:03:10 AM
Rain washed hay is getting to be the norm around here.......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2015, 10:14:34 AM
My wife brought me home two prescription (pills) refills last night.  I just took them out of the bag to put them away and I see they both have a 'new' design (at least to me) for the bottle cap.  They are from two different manufacturers so I'm thinking it's something they put on at the Kroger Pharmacy. 

We don't have kids around so we have a standing request for no 'child proof' tops on our meds.  The thread on part looks normal and just goes right on a typical thread on pill bottle.  It's the top that looks weird...  looks like maybe it's set up to use a spanner wrench with it.  Has 10 'teeth' that stand up maybe an 1/8 of an inch.  I can take the two pill bottles and put them top to top and they 'hook up' so I can use one to tighten or loosen the other one.

But then down below these teeth are five 'ratchet' teeth...   an angle one way and a flat the other way. They are set up so that the flats would be twisting toward the 'closed' position on the top so I don't see how they'd work for child proofing.   There would have to be more to the cap to use it as a ratchet though.  I'm thinking maybe there is something more to this system that may have to be supplied by the pharmacy. 

I wish the sun would get out and I could get outside and then I wouldn't have to sit here and think about things like pill bottle tops ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2015, 10:43:02 AM
Article from the Freep on the concert last night:

http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2015/07/09/rolling-stones-comerica-park-detroit-review/29896727/ (http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2015/07/09/rolling-stones-comerica-park-detroit-review/29896727/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 09, 2015, 10:51:15 AM
It really was a neat event.....well planned and executed.  Definitely a memory that remain with me for a long, long time.  The Oakland University choir kickedass in the finale of You Can't Always Get What You Want.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 09, 2015, 11:14:54 AM
It really was a neat event.....well planned and executed.  Definitely a memory that remain with me for a long, long time.  The Oakland University choir kickedass in the finale of You Can't Always Get What You Want.


People are starting to 'wake up' and get their videos posted from last night...

this one just popped up a few minutes ago...

only 2 views when I found it!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRFesYlMRUw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRFesYlMRUw#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2015, 09:18:49 AM
My wife brought me home two prescription (pills) refills last night.  I just took them out of the bag to put them away and I see they both have a 'new' design (at least to me) for the bottle cap.  They are from two different manufacturers so I'm thinking it's something they put on at the Kroger Pharmacy. 

We don't have kids around so we have a standing request for no 'child proof' tops on our meds. The thread on part looks normal and just goes right on a typical thread on pill bottle.  It's the top that looks weird...  looks like maybe it's set up to use a spanner wrench with it.  Has 10 'teeth' that stand up maybe an 1/8 of an inch.  I can take the two pill bottles and put them top to top and they 'hook up' so I can use one to tighten or loosen the other one.

But then down below these teeth are five 'ratchet' teeth...   an angle one way and a flat the other way. They are set up so that the flats would be twisting toward the 'closed' position on the top so I don't see how they'd work for child proofing.   There would have to be more to the cap to use it as a ratchet though.  I'm thinking maybe there is something more to this system that may have to be supplied by the pharmacy. 

I wish the sun would get out and I could get outside and then I wouldn't have to sit here and think about things like pill bottle tops ;D ;D ;D

Mystery solved 8) 8) 8)

Apparently the caps on my recent pill bottles started off as 'child proof' caps which would explain the angled 'ratchet' bumps on the top.  When you have a standing order for no child proof caps the pharmacy then just removes the mechanical part that makes it childproof. 

Seems to me I'm probably paying for a child proof cap but not getting one :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 11, 2015, 09:47:19 AM
Most caps i get are the two parter.  I use small wire cutters to snip away the edges of the outer cap and pull out the cap that fits the bottle without all the squeezing and twisting to get it off.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on July 11, 2015, 09:49:01 AM
Kittens are very "helpful" when using a keyboard!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2015, 09:54:46 AM
Most caps i get are the two parter.  I use small wire cutters to snip away the edges of the outer cap and pull out the cap that fits the bottle without all the squeezing and twisting to get it off.

I don't know if all pharmacies do it but the Kroger pharmacy in the store where my wife works (and therefore where we get the majority of our meds) will remove them (or just never put one on in the first place). 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2015, 11:21:21 AM
I got curious so went to YouTube...

this is the same exact cap I have at the end of the video!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_9EBT1DHi8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_9EBT1DHi8#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 12, 2015, 10:19:05 PM
I had to go to the Irish Hills today so I decided to stop by the Cherry Creek Winery . . . . feeling no pain and heading for bed before 11:00 tonight!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 12, 2015, 10:41:27 PM
I've seen the signs and often wondered if that winery was worth the stop some day...   hopefully you got a case to enjoy
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 13, 2015, 07:27:45 AM
 not a whole case, but a couple bottles to enjoy. Two cherries and one grape.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 13, 2015, 05:16:57 PM
Kittens are very "helpful" when using a keyboard!

I noticed that being amusing, but when I put pieces of scotch tape strips with the sticky side up that it gets even funnier after they step on the keyboard.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 13, 2015, 06:22:10 PM
Still cracking up about this foreign Doritos commercial.
It has subtitles so you can at least know what they are saying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsmSPWqAJhg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsmSPWqAJhg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 15, 2015, 11:54:30 AM
 since I've been home this year, I've been checking out the wheels and pick up trucks, trying to find a good fit for me. Nothing just seems to be clicking.   This morning I looked at Jeeps. I think I'll be trading in my car for new Wrangler and then towing that behind my class C during the winters. Tough decision and hopefully the right one.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 15, 2015, 03:17:40 PM
What about long car rentals when you get to where you go in motor home instead of buying a veh.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 15, 2015, 05:51:07 PM
since I've been home this year, I've been checking out the wheels and pick up trucks, trying to find a good fit for me. Nothing just seems to be clicking.   This morning I looked at Jeeps. I think I'll be trading in my car for new Wrangler and then towing that behind my class C during the winters. Tough decision and hopefully the right one.

Can't pull a Prius?

You could get a dolly and just put the front wheels up off the ground.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 15, 2015, 07:29:49 PM
I could put it on the dolly, but I don't have the strength in my arms anymore to tighten the cinches. Getting a blue ox  is so much easier and my car is five years old anyway. Time for a new one!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 15, 2015, 07:31:31 PM
Blue2, the closest town that has rentals is over 30 miles away.  I'd rather tow.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on July 15, 2015, 07:56:19 PM
Pick up a Smart car when you are in Bama.   It may fit on a bike rack.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 15, 2015, 07:57:57 PM
LOL. You are right!   :D
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Post by: SidecarFlip on July 15, 2015, 11:45:17 PM
I wouldn't own a Jeep.  I know whats under the sheetmetal.  Fiat-Chrysler has abysmal QC.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 16, 2015, 01:06:32 PM
I could put it on the dolly, but I don't have the strength in my arms anymore to tighten the cinches. Getting a blue ox  is so much easier and my car is five years old anyway. Time for a new one!

Makes sense......

Mine is......  9 year old - and I am just getting it all broken in the way I like it!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 16, 2015, 01:51:34 PM
I was out working in the yard and the woods all morning.  I came in for lunch and couldn't find anything that looked good in the leftover department so decide to make a sandwich.  There were some fancy Kroger sandwich rolls (Golden Brioche) that I like so as I started getting stuff out to build a sandwich I threw a roll (they're pre-sliced) in the toaster.  I was doing a couple of other little projects (distracted sandwich making) when I smelled smoke.  When I headed back for the toaster I figured I'd see smoke coming out of it but there was actually fire coming out!!! 

Fortunately I caught it quick but I can see how it could have had a much more serious outcome.  The toaster was at the back of the counter and UNDER the cabinet above.  Wouldn't have taken much to have started that cabinet on fire and they right on across the kitchen!!! 

These rolls are real shiny so I'm thinking maybe they rub or coat them with something...  maybe a vegetable oil that is flammable ??? ??? ???

I'm thinking I can cut a piece of 5/8 drywall and put up under that cabinet and it won't even show.  If it ever happens again and I'm not quite as quick it might be just enough to prevent a fire!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 16, 2015, 11:53:26 PM
Sounds like you need a new toaster  - or a toaster oven...   

You must be like lots of FF's ... no detector in the Kitchen as we burn lots of food!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 17, 2015, 08:34:48 AM
Sounds like you need a new toaster  - or a toaster oven...   

You must be like lots of FF's ... no detector in the Kitchen as we burn lots of food!

I don't know how many times I went into the fire station and found the old 'Mr. Coffee' cooking the tar into charcoal.

You're right, no detector in our kitchen just because they will go off a little too soon in many cases.  I caught this before it sounded one too.  I literally watched it go from smoke to fire!!!  The plug to unplug it was right behind it.  The spray hose from the sink was within easy reach but I couldn't unplug the toaster without reaching over the flames!  I finally grabbed the package from the lunchmeat...   it was cardboard but 'damp' from being in the refrigerator.  Put it over the top and it suffocated the fire in a few seconds. 

I'll take the toaster out to the shop today and blow everything out of it and look it all over to see if I can see anything 'out of order'.  And then I'll watch it like a hawk the next few times I use it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 17, 2015, 08:37:45 AM
I stuck my head out earlier when I let the dogs out...

warm and humid air already.  Tomorrow and Sunday sound like they could be 'corn growing' hot!!!

In the hot weather you can stand in a quiet corn field and hear the "snap" as the corn grows!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 17, 2015, 02:34:17 PM
My wet spots with mini-corn could use some growing days!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on July 17, 2015, 04:11:53 PM
In Meijer today it's a mad house. Noticed Lay's potato chips have been dropped to 8 ounce bags now 2 for $5. How much smaller can they get? Isn't that about a 24% price increase?
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Post by: blue2 on July 17, 2015, 05:20:30 PM
I switched to Better Made.  Made in Detroit too
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Post by: SidecarFlip on July 17, 2015, 05:59:18 PM
I switched to Better Made.  Made in Detroit too

+1.  better chip and Michigan grown and processed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on July 17, 2015, 11:35:22 PM
My wife's vice is chips, me I can take them or leave them. She won't eat any desserts like cakes, cookies, pies etc. but she has to have a small handful of chips everyday. Could be worse.  :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 18, 2015, 08:28:25 AM
I grew up on Made Rite potato chips from Bay City.  Apparently potato chips were very regional at the time.  Seems like I read where Better Made bought them out a few years back :-\ :-\ :-\

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on July 18, 2015, 01:27:46 PM
Dang its HOT out there.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 18, 2015, 01:56:26 PM
Why is it when you really have to go to the bathroom, the zipper tab is always stuck in the up position? Or does this only happen to me?
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Post by: MarissaMGB on July 18, 2015, 02:30:08 PM
LOL
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Post by: eriemermaid on July 18, 2015, 02:38:45 PM
 I think it's just you Mayo! 


And yes, it is way too hot outside!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 18, 2015, 11:26:06 PM
Why is it when you really have to go to the bathroom, the zipper tab is always stuck in the up position? Or does this only happen to me?

Hell, half the time I forget to zip up after a leak......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 19, 2015, 12:48:34 PM
I wish I would have stopped somewhere for lunch after church.  Nothing looks good here. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 19, 2015, 01:53:29 PM
Must be one of those days..Same thing here so I ran up to Barry's Bagel.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on July 19, 2015, 02:51:07 PM
Just went to Meijer to get groceries, what a zoo that place is!
Bank said 90* out.........UGHHH
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 19, 2015, 07:45:39 PM
It's not nearly as bad out as the media and people are making it out to be.

My definition of hot is when the sweat pours out without doing anything laborious.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 19, 2015, 07:48:59 PM
I wish I would have stopped somewhere for lunch after church.  Nothing looks good here.
Must be one of those days..Same thing here so I ran up to Barry's Bagel.
You two seem destined to get together.

If I'm not mistaken, both of you lost your spouses.

Well the clock's ticking...

It would be shame to waste the possibilities.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 19, 2015, 08:09:14 PM
Ya never know
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 19, 2015, 08:20:01 PM
Ya never know
Well I wish you two nothing but happiness.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 20, 2015, 02:02:49 PM
It's not nearly as bad out as the media and people are making it out to be.

My definition of hot is when the sweat pours out without doing anything laborious.

I have always grinned to myself when hearing someone from Michigan complain about the heat and humidity, when in fact as you said.....when it really isn't in relative terms.  The last 5 days or so down here in the St. Louis area has been temps in the mid to upper 90's with very high humidity.......the kind that makes one sweat just standing in it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 20, 2015, 03:40:18 PM
Don't remind me of St Louis.. I spent most of a summer there a number of years ago.  Miserable!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 20, 2015, 04:28:34 PM
I grew up in the area and moved to Michigan right around age 40. 

Love it here......4 distinct seasons, with a Spring, Summer, and Fall to die for.  We pay for it with long winters, but I have no issue with it.  You can dress for cold weather, but there are laws against dressing for heat and humidity that is unbearable.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 20, 2015, 09:22:16 PM
I have always grinned to myself when hearing someone from Michigan complain about the heat and humidity, when in fact as you said.....when it really isn't in relative terms.  The last 5 days or so down here in the St. Louis area has been temps in the mid to upper 90's with very high humidity.......the kind that makes one sweat just standing in it.

Reminds me of Kansas City.  When I was a kid I vsited a freind there in the summer.  I sweated my arse off the whole time.  People in KC have serious body oder................
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 21, 2015, 11:32:34 AM
Today is joyous here and folks are celebrating 85 degrees and moderate humidity.  What a scorcher it has been and looking forward to getting back home where I can sit in the back yard and enjoy the weather.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 21, 2015, 01:55:53 PM
Still steamy in MS.

I would think if you didn't have air you would just find a rocking chair in a shady spot, and take a sit for the day.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 21, 2015, 07:35:42 PM
Almost crashed today. I was in the lane to get close to the curb. I get the green arrow but the guy in the Pontiac decided to turn right on red when I was almost at the corner.
I saw where they put down the new stop lines. The north bound left turn lane line should have been moved back a couple feet. People still driving past the line. I saw a guy earlier today pull out past the line, his whole car and nearly backed into someone who decided at the last minute they wanted to turn left on Stewart.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 21, 2015, 07:55:11 PM
You just don't know what people are going to do today.  Everyone on a hurry and most distracted with the cell phone.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 21, 2015, 09:58:46 PM
You just don't know what people are going to do today.  Everyone on a hurry and most distracted with the cell phone.

If you plan on them doing a totally wrong and unexpected thing you usually aren't disappointed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on July 21, 2015, 10:03:16 PM
A move I'm beginning to see is someone shooting into the left turn lane at an intersection and go straight thru because car in front of them is making a RH turn.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 21, 2015, 10:13:58 PM
I like the people who want to pass me in the LH Turn lane when they think I am going to turn right.

Sometimes just for fun I decide not to turn when I see someone doing that.

There is one of those wonderful cement islands not too far forward for them to contemplate their next action then.

Some decide they want to race.

I'm always up for it.  I'm not driving into a cement curb, and I'm not in the LH turn lane.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 21, 2015, 10:24:32 PM
I was just thinking about how Fry thinks he's a valuable poster on this site and then turns right around and gets shittey with everyone that don't agree with him 110%.

What a tool.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 22, 2015, 03:58:16 AM
I was just thinking about how Fry thinks he's a valuable poster on this site and then turns right around and gets shittey with everyone that don't agree with him 110%.

What a tool.
Well if anyone knows what it's like to be a tool...it would be you.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on July 22, 2015, 11:35:30 PM
I am thinking it is really disgusting and vile that disgraceful (auto correct is so right - sidecarflip) has to post personal threats to me for his buddy liveLIAR.

How disgusting is it that nut case republican scrum can't talk like human beings  and have to threaten violence so only right wing lies are allowed here.

Sammy, where's your free speech argument b.now that you buddies think threats fun little games for you republicans.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on July 23, 2015, 12:06:29 AM
Just curious.. Is threats of violence from wisecracking for liveLIAR or just made up to be for him the new way to shut up anyone not republican?

Did you meet up at China Buffett and decide that being rude, disgusting, and incapable of civil talk was too tame? 

Why is it that republicans always want violence and can't be civil?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on July 23, 2015, 12:11:09 AM
I am also really really pissed that MT still hadn't fixed the report to moderator function.

Must work for some because they make up LIES that I was banned.  I guess that was sidecarflip giving a warning before threats of violence.  Make up lies then threaten violence.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on July 23, 2015, 12:12:58 AM
This crap is getting so damn sickening. I guess I'll go back to Facebook.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on July 23, 2015, 12:17:07 AM
Hey flipper... tell me why your buddy is allowed to be insulting rude and creepy and you think I am supposed to not notice or he will .... what did you threaten scuz?  Gun or fists scuz. 

Why are you and the LIAR so terrified of anyone not republican talking?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on July 23, 2015, 12:20:29 AM
I really want to know flipper flopper.   Did the LIAR tell you to threaten me with violence?   Or did you just make it up for him because apparently threatening violence is just fun and games to you republicans?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on July 23, 2015, 08:17:02 AM
I'm thinking the weather report is looking really nice for a change!

Sunny, with a few clouds, and in the 80's each day for the next week, at least!

Looks like Summer has finally arrived!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 23, 2015, 09:07:29 AM
Read about Parran and Stotz in the paper yesterday, big produce losses.  Understandable.  My 'garden' to a big hit.  Replanted a bunch of Ambrosia sweet corn, let it germinate get some height and hand side dressed it with 46 granulated.  It's looking pretty good.  My potatoes to a hit, so did the onions.

Been haying and the ground is still kind of soggy.  Cut high with stubble underneath (left about 1.5" standing, ran tight windrows on new knives, let it sit a day to allow the ground under the cut to dry a bit, tedded it out ((I haven't had to ted in years, the tedder usually sits in the barn)), let it cook a day, raked it yesterday and I'll round bale one field today and square the other tomorrow.

It don't look bad considering it's 8 weeks past optimum cut, but, considering all the washed hay that was cut previously and the impending hay shortage....It's all spoken for before I even bale it.

Dry hay will be stupid high this winter.  Dry hay, not rained on, in idiot cubes is already pulling 4 plus a bale.

Cha-ching.

I'll dress with 46 and hopefully get a late second.  That will really be  Cha-ching.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on July 23, 2015, 10:52:21 AM
Need to rename Monroe Talks to Monroe Squawks or Monroe Blue Ribbon Whiners or Monroe "Adult" Kindergarten.  Jeez. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 23, 2015, 08:26:32 PM
I'm thinking some need another outlet...   Mine is golf and travel

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on July 23, 2015, 09:22:51 PM
They could start with etiquette lessons.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 25, 2015, 03:37:50 AM
Mexico bound? Ford moving two key models out of Michigan
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/09/ford-focus-cmax-mexico/29921307/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/09/ford-focus-cmax-mexico/29921307/)

Well it makes sense considering how many Ford lovers seem to be anti-American anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: jbs49238 on July 25, 2015, 06:11:20 AM
I'm thinking gremlins are sneaking in here and randomly locking subjects...

What happened to mine?  I think it was the longest running threat in MT history!  Let me guess who ruined it??
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 25, 2015, 10:16:47 AM
Need to rename Monroe Talks to Monroe Squawks or Monroe Blue Ribbon Whiners or Monroe "Adult" Kindergarten.  Jeez.

I agree......it's pathetic and childish!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 25, 2015, 11:39:18 AM
I am also really really pissed that MT still hadn't fixed the report to moderator function.

Must work for some because they make up LIES that I was banned.  I guess that was sidecarflip giving a warning before threats of violence.  Make up lies then threaten violence.

It works just fine.

They just turn it off for those that they deem are not worth the time to read them.

Bad luck for you and Fry I guess.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on July 25, 2015, 12:58:38 PM
I'm thinkin....it sucked runnin into the "ex" at the grocery store
and him saying call me or text......UGHHH...I was thinking Oh HELL NO!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 25, 2015, 03:37:01 PM
I'm thinkin....it sucked runnin into the "ex" at the grocery store
and him saying call me or text......UGHHH...I was thinking Oh HELL NO!

Never been divorced, but I could imagine trying to get a booty call from an ex.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on July 25, 2015, 05:07:34 PM
It was an ex Boy friend though........I have never been married.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on July 25, 2015, 07:30:28 PM
Never been divorced, but I could imagine trying to get a booty call from an ex.

Friends with Benefits?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on July 25, 2015, 10:55:47 PM
I'm thinking I saw the dumbest show on tv while visiting friends for dinner - Sharknado?

couldn't figure out the plot and just laughed at the godzilla like plot.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 25, 2015, 11:03:55 PM
Thinking this little shower set me back a day.  Now I have to ted out the 12 I have cut, rerake it and bail it.  Was planning on squaring it tomorrow, Oh well.  If it's too 'washed', I'll round it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on July 26, 2015, 06:12:09 PM
I think those were Ninja storms last night. The weather lady said there was a storm over the city of Monroe with some hail coming out of it. It was traveling North to South. I live North of Monroe and never got a drop of rain and never heard any lightening or thunder. Hard to believe.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on July 27, 2015, 12:01:37 PM
I think those were Ninja storms last night. The weather lady said there was a storm over the city of Monroe with some hail coming out of it. It was traveling North to South. I live North of Monroe and never got a drop of rain and never heard any lightening or thunder. Hard to believe.
No evidence of rain around here either.

As for the topic...I'm thinking about our favorite TV show...American Ninja Warrior...on NBC @ 8PM tonight.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 27, 2015, 12:17:02 PM
I recently started watching that.....interesting show to watch to just chill and enjoy.  Cool background stories on some of the contestants too.

We got hit here on the West side by that freak little storm, I had just come inside from a swim, showered, and was watching TV when it just did a cloud burst.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on August 01, 2015, 08:20:00 AM
Thinking about the fun I had the other day with a telemarketer on the phone.
They called asking for my mother in law. Well my mother in law passed away in 2003
Not the first time, we get them on occasion. This time they called, they asked, I said she wasn't here. they said they needed to talk to her. I said she wasn't here but I have the number where she is. They asked for it... I would have liked to see there reaction when they called the number.
Hello, ______ cemetery, can I help you?
Yes, I would like to speak to _________
I'm sorry no one here works with that name.
I was told that she was there at this number.
Sir... You do realize that this is a cemetery right?
Uh, thank you. Click!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 01, 2015, 05:49:47 PM
I'm thinking about my ringing ears.  I forgot to put on my hearing muffs before one of my hunting friends touched off his 300 Win Mag braked rifle.  The blast actually hurt...

I swear it's worse than my 338 Lapua.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on August 01, 2015, 08:57:37 PM
These strawberry daiquiris are going down GOOD :D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on August 01, 2015, 09:48:19 PM
These strawberry daiquiris are going down GOOD :D
Well it sure sounds good.

Back in the day, I used to manage a liqueur store (and pharmacy) and one of the perks was my extensive liqueur collection.

Became sort of like party central wherever I went.

But was never able to replicate the great frozen drinks that I found at Xochimilco's in Detroit

Lots of pleasant memories.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on August 02, 2015, 10:46:47 AM
This sign is on the ticket booths at the fair. Honestly now... Isn't this what the fair is all about? "at any time". It does not specify fair week. ;) ;D (http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/Fair%20Sign_zpspcocwo2d.jpg) (http://s651.photobucket.com/user/jjmj63/media/Fair%20Sign_zpspcocwo2d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on August 02, 2015, 11:42:26 AM
It should say " without paying us to rent a tent"
Mav
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 02, 2015, 01:04:58 PM
Been crossing my mind lately that this forum is very similar to Washington DC and Congress and the Senate.  No one here can agree on anything except being adverserial....

No wonder this country is in the toilet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 02, 2015, 10:53:54 PM
Well it sure sounds good.

Back in the day, I used to manage a liqueur store (and pharmacy) and one of the perks was my extensive liqueur collection.

Became sort of like party central wherever I went.

But was never able to replicate the great frozen drinks that I found at Xochimilco's in Detroit

Lots of pleasant memories.
I've enjoyed a few meals at Xochi's and even one Cinco de Mayo... 
I'll have to try a frozen Margarita next visit.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 02, 2015, 10:56:14 PM
Been crossing my mind lately that this forum is very similar to Washington DC and Congress and the Senate.  No one here can agree on anything except being adverserial....

No wonder this country is in the toilet.

Hey that would be a fun topic -   who would you most be like in DC....   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 03, 2015, 06:28:44 AM
Wondering it I could claim my yard as being a disaster area!   >:(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2015, 08:44:20 AM
Wondering it I could claim my yard as being a disaster area!   >:(


I haven't been out checking but don't see anything 'big' down so far.  A few power outages out down your way.  The light at Luna Pier and Dixie was out from a power outage during the night but it looks like that outage has been cleared.

Looks like they got it a lot worse 'up north' than we did here. 

It was a strange storm to watch on the radar.  It stayed almost a straight line across the width of the state and it just moved slowly south.

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2015/08/sleeping_bear_dunes_glen_arbor.html#incart_2box_ (http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2015/08/sleeping_bear_dunes_glen_arbor.html#incart_2box_)

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2015/08/video_of_tornado_hitting_michi.html#incart_2box_ (http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2015/08/video_of_tornado_hitting_michi.html#incart_2box_)

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2015/08/squall_line_storms_in_muskegon.html#incart_river (http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2015/08/squall_line_storms_in_muskegon.html#incart_river)

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2015/08/watch_baseball_sized_hail_fall.html#incart_river (http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2015/08/watch_baseball_sized_hail_fall.html#incart_river)

I'm not sure of the how and where the timing of the NWS on their warnings but the warning had long expired here before the worst of the storm actually hit.  I was up at 3:05 and could still hear the thunder booming pretty loud to the south of here.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on August 03, 2015, 09:04:03 AM
It rained/stormed last night?   zzzzzzzzz.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2015, 09:11:32 AM
It rained/stormed last night?   zzzzzzzzz.   

Pretty much what my wife just said...

the only time she woke up was to boot the dog off the bed when the storm was at it's worst :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on August 03, 2015, 01:05:42 PM
I thought all the action was happening north of us and that it would miss Monroe County.

But that was until around midnight or so when the lightning, wind, and big drops started.

That's when I saw the warning on the Monroe News site.

They said something like 11:30pm 'til 12:45...but it lasted much longer than that.

No matter...the plants needed water anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 03, 2015, 02:18:39 PM
Hey that would be a fun topic -   who would you most be like in DC....   

You initiate it, I'll surely reply.  I know just who I'd want to be....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on August 09, 2015, 10:44:47 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on August 09, 2015, 10:54:37 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on August 10, 2015, 03:30:26 AM
Where did the Summer go?........
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on August 10, 2015, 09:11:13 AM
It's still pretty nice but I hear ya.  School will be starting soon.  I hope it stays like this until Christmas..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on August 10, 2015, 10:07:52 AM
Yeah, my dad always used to say, "When the fair is over, so is summer!" 

We're only about five weeks away from the first frost.

Get your snow shovels ready!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 10, 2015, 12:39:24 PM
Get your snow shovels ready!!!!!

Why, did I drop off your clearing list?   ;)

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on August 10, 2015, 01:08:38 PM
Not even ready to think of winter yet...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 10, 2015, 01:13:30 PM
Yeah, my dad always used to say, "When the fair is over, so is summer!" 

We're only about five weeks away from the first frost.

Get your snow shovels ready!!!!!

Football!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: superspice_10 on August 11, 2015, 11:22:55 AM
I'm thinking about my little grandson. It's his 5th birthday today and I hope he has a good day. ( My daughter , son in law , the 5 yr old and 11 yr old moved to Georgia ( long story) we get to keep the 17 yr old sometimes) he 's got 1 more yr of school then hopefully mechanical school in Florida.) ..... ....... Anyway I hope my little guy has a good day cause even though it's only been a week I really miss them , 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on August 11, 2015, 12:10:21 PM
Grandkids still in high school tge only thing keeping me here
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 11, 2015, 12:53:45 PM
I just had a new granddaughter last week :)  Babies are wonderful! :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on August 11, 2015, 12:59:36 PM
I'm thinking about my little grandson. It's his 5th birthday today and I hope he has a good day. ( My daughter , son in law , the 5 yr old and 11 yr old moved to Georgia ( long story) we get to keep the 17 yr old sometimes) he 's got 1 more yr of school then hopefully mechanical school in Florida.) ..... ....... Anyway I hope my little guy has a good day cause even though it's only been a week I really miss them ,

Awww! 5th birthday is a big milestone! Happy Birthday little guy!!!

My first baby will be 5 in October... and she starts kindergarten in just a few short weeks. My, how time flies!  :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: superspice_10 on August 11, 2015, 01:29:10 PM
My son in law got transferred down there in January , they were going to stay another year but it was too hard on them to be separated so they went now cause school already started , the big one can handle it more cause he also works . ( was very proud of him last week cause he won best of show at the derby and he got to work with the monster truck ride Friday night , so it was a good but sad week for him) ..... Turning 5 is so AWSOME , they stayed with us for the last 4 months so we got used to them being around .... It's going to be hard not having them around Alol the time But it's not hard for them or us to go back and forth ..... CONGRADULATIONS Erie on the new grand baby .
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 15, 2015, 04:24:08 PM
I'm thinking a week away from internet/phone is a wonderful thing!   Enjoyed the sandy beaches of Lake Huron in the Straights of Mackinac with the grandkids and Kids.   

I'm also thinking it may take a few days to catch up on anything exciting I may have missed in the world...  Like How many Trump/Clinton cartoons I may have missed ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on August 15, 2015, 11:53:53 PM
I'm thinking a week away from internet/phone is a wonderful thing!   Enjoyed the sandy beaches of Lake Huron in the Straights of Mackinac with the grandkids and Kids.   

I'm also thinking it may take a few days to catch up on anything exciting I may have missed in the world...  Like How many Trump/Clinton cartoons I may have missed ;)

Was the water cold? Every time we went the water was freezing and we couldn't swim.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 16, 2015, 01:18:56 AM
Was the water cold? Every time we went the water was freezing and we couldn't swim.
Kids didn't seem to mind the cold much after the first day...   I only wade and it was cold the first day and after that it seemed to be a little better but still cold.

We traveled to a river that has a water fall and swimming area - (It's a State Park too)
Oqueoc Falls    Kids all enjoyed that as well. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 16, 2015, 08:05:04 AM
I'm thinking that those aches and pains that would last only a few minutes after getting out of bed are starting to get closer to that 5 minute mark.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on August 16, 2015, 08:10:03 AM
I'm thinking that those aches and pains that would last only a few minutes after getting out of bed are starting to get closer to that 5 minute mark.

Mine are lasting about 20 minutes now.

Getting old sucks.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on August 16, 2015, 08:26:15 AM
I'm thinking that those aches and pains that would last only a few minutes after getting out of bed are starting to get closer to that 5 minute mark.
I just turned 50 and have no idea what you are talking abOWWWWt.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on August 16, 2015, 08:52:52 AM
Just wait!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on August 16, 2015, 08:53:05 AM
Mine last all day and get much worse when my wife starts giving me odd jobs to do.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 16, 2015, 08:56:24 AM
LOL, Tiny!

Thanks all for weighing in on that topic/thought........I was hoping it wasn't just me!  I've been blaming it on hotel beds but it's getting to the point of everyday and independent of where I fall asleep that night.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on August 16, 2015, 08:57:36 AM
Mine last all day and get much worse when my wife starts giving me odd jobs to do.

Well, that explains why the honey do list never gets smaller around here.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on August 16, 2015, 09:00:22 AM
I find the less I sleep the better I feel when I get up. If I sleep 8 hours I hurt bad when I get up. After 6 hours not so bad.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 16, 2015, 09:52:42 AM
I'm thinking that those aches and pains that would last only a few minutes after getting out of bed are starting to get closer to that 5 minute mark.

5 minutes?

You lucky bum.......

The broken parts take longer to wake up.

If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on August 16, 2015, 09:58:28 AM
Try Viagra for the broken parts.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 16, 2015, 11:38:19 AM
I'm thinking that those aches and pains that would last only a few minutes after getting out of bed are starting to get closer to that 5 minute mark.
I used to wonder how elders in my youth could tell the weather would change as well - but now I know!
It takes some parts a little longer to get loosened up than others

It feels better in the winter when I'm in a warm sunny climate, but I wouldn't miss Summers around here - nor the 4 seasons that we enjoy!   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 16, 2015, 12:01:30 PM
That's funny how we all are a little difference to that weather differences.......I moved from the southern midwest to Michigan to escape the heat and humidity of the summer.  Allergies and outright being able to enjoy standing outdoors without breaking into a sweat in less than a minute.

I love the distinction of the 4 Seasons.....winter is longer here, but my goodness does Michigan have a spring, summer, and fall to die for!  Again, it's subjective.  You would end up with many more holes in one if you could golf every day.....just think how miserable that would make poor BB!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on August 16, 2015, 12:16:32 PM
I think I would enjoy winter more if I spent it in the U.P.  They know how to take care of the roads so you don't realized it just snowed 2 feet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 16, 2015, 12:59:04 PM
Try Viagra for the broken parts.

Nahhhhh......  don't need that so much yet.

Knee, Ankle - but that is doing better now that it is all screwed together, and back.

They all tell me when the weather is going to change.  I don't need to watch the weather to tell you it is going to rain - but I don't want to move to AZ!

Its the mileage - not the age!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 16, 2015, 01:00:19 PM
I think I would enjoy winter more if I spent it in the U.P.  They know how to take care of the roads so you don't realized it just snowed 2 feet.

Yea, I would too......especially if Kim Kardashian flew in to join me!  Hell with the roads.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 16, 2015, 01:22:06 PM
I couldn't handle the UP black fly season.

The Snow - no problem.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 16, 2015, 01:27:46 PM
True.....unless dress for them those suckers hurt like hell!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 16, 2015, 01:31:47 PM
I think I would enjoy winter more if I spent it in the U.P.  They know how to take care of the roads so you don't realized it just snowed 2 feet.
That's the amazing thing - ( went to college in Hancock) they handle the fresh daily snow as if it were nothing...  and their roads are all crumbling....  but that's a different story!

Fuzz I misstyped - I love spring, summer and fall golf!   
and Brian is the last to have his Hole in One - so he retains that...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 16, 2015, 09:58:59 PM
Right now, thinking about how I stink and need a shower....lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 17, 2015, 08:56:05 AM
Right now, thinking about how I stink and need a shower....lol

I was outside most of the day yesterday and I felt that way from about 9:30 on!

I was splitting some maple (with the wood splitter) and I was thinking about what my Dad would often say about heating with wood!

You get 3 'heats' out of a wood stove fire...

1 when you cut it down...

2 when you split it up...

3 when you burn it!!!

Now we have much better equipment and saws for cutting it down and handling it...

and splitting is actually kind of monotonous after so long...

Still hard to beat the feeling of a wood stove fire though ;) ;) ;)

This is wood that is going to friends for their campfires so they may not enjoy the 'heat' from the fire as much as just watching it.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 17, 2015, 10:20:18 AM
Now that's a good friend - you deliver too?  ;D

I try to keep some bonfire wood around for cool evenings - but lacking a splitter and truck i'm relegated to small limbs an buying...   I have 5 acres of woods just not the means!

I'm thinking the grass won't cut itself - so off to that job I go
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 17, 2015, 06:35:28 PM
If anyone needs wood, I'm gonna take down 3 large trees.  I'll saw it into 12-18" lengths for you if you pick it up.  Can load with my front end loader.  I tend to chip anything under 6" but I can save that too....  If you want.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 17, 2015, 07:30:39 PM
If anyone needs wood, I'm gonna take down 3 large trees.  I'll saw it into 12-18" lengths for you if you pick it up.  Can load with my front end loader.  I tend to chip anything under 6" but I can save that too....  If you want.

What SPECIES?  Anything good for the smoker?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on August 18, 2015, 11:55:03 AM
I'm still looking for a few to join the MT fantasy football for this season.

1 or 3 so we can have even teams and do a live draft ...  only 20 days left till the regular season so if you are interested PM me or look at the topic in Sports!

It's a yahoo league - not very hard to do and I can fill anyone in on the tips and how to do.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on August 27, 2015, 05:24:52 PM
Well, Toledo schools started at the beginning of this week.  My daughter has 12 kids and legally can only have 10 so they are sorting that out. 

But, this is just the start of her second year and she has a big waiting list of parents that want their kids in her class.

I know how good she is, but apparently the parents have learned it and spread the word.

I am proud of my girlie.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 27, 2015, 05:55:32 PM
Good job raising her duck!


I am thinking I need to get my flannel Jammie's out of the camper!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on August 29, 2015, 07:40:42 PM
Does anyone here ever stay ON TOPIC?  It's a concept, I realize.  Maybe we need a new thread called "Name calling, bashing and other trash."
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on August 29, 2015, 08:04:30 PM
Does anyone here ever stay ON TOPIC?  It's a concept, I realize.  Maybe we need a new thread called "Name calling, bashing and other trash."
In a word, nope.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 29, 2015, 08:33:07 PM
Does anyone here ever stay ON TOPIC?  It's a concept, I realize.  Maybe we need a new thread called "Name calling, bashing and other trash."

I think that is fair game is just about every topic these days, and it is sad.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on August 30, 2015, 08:46:29 PM
Forget the grammar police - this place needs topic police!

It would be nice if for ONE damn day people would actually stick to the topic and forget the wisecracks, stupid jokes and general BS. 

See...I do believe in dreams! 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 31, 2015, 07:13:40 AM
Short week, long weekend.....

Short week, long weekend.....

Short week, long weekend.....

Nope - its not working.  Still don't want to do this!

 :-[
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on August 31, 2015, 08:19:23 AM
Thinking bout my busy week... have to go to Trenton today for doc app.
Wednesday to Detroit Airport and its going be hot as hell this week too....:/
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 31, 2015, 08:41:42 AM
Does anyone here ever stay ON TOPIC?  It's a concept, I realize. Maybe we need a new thread called "Name calling, bashing and other trash."

We actually tried that several years ago...

obviously it didn't work.

I don't recall the name of the thread but maybe someone with a better memory does.

I think we may have even tried it a couple of different times.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on August 31, 2015, 11:16:18 AM
SSDD on MT - NEVER stick to the subject and always insult.  Great conversationalists.  :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 31, 2015, 12:51:07 PM
Heck - even when you aren't insulting they go out of their way to find an insult in it!

 8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on August 31, 2015, 01:17:16 PM
Great.

The "We're all but done" thread is locked.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on August 31, 2015, 01:45:07 PM
The pain of passing a kidney stone. At least that is what I've been going through. One stone is almost past, the other is still in the kidney.
I think I have an idea what childbirth feels like. Ladies... I think I understand now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on August 31, 2015, 02:06:12 PM
I think that is fair game is just about every topic these days, and it is sad.

Then why do you do it?  The insults and pissing people off started on your very first post as Monroe NAtive claiming you had not been here for 6 months and that everyone was going to jump all over what you said.   And they didn't

If you want this place to stop, you should try talking on topic without the intentional insults at least one time in all the time you have posted here.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on August 31, 2015, 02:11:13 PM
Heck - even when you aren't insulting they go out of their way to find an insult in it!

 8*

Like "quack, quack, quack' in all topics to anthing I post following me around doing it for a week?

Nah, not you.

Like jumping into a topic to post what you think are personal insults jsut because you love it so much?

Nah, not you

Like posting what you think are various insulting duck pictures to be a creep.

Nah, not you.

How about saying I am just blaming bush for several days then claiming you don't know why I got upset because you agreed with me. 

Nah, not you

how about going to any filthy disgusting lever just to piss people off,

nah not you.


At least I did talk on topic more than not.  That you and your buddies care about shutting anyone up not republican and not about talking.  I just joined how you are.  And frankly I don't even want to get as disgusting or violent as you or your buddies.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on August 31, 2015, 02:11:49 PM
Good Lord, dude, give it a rest, will ya? 

At least in THIS thread? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on August 31, 2015, 09:46:38 PM
What a nice night for a ride with the sunroof open and the windows down......

And Football starts on Thursday.

Life is good!

 :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on August 31, 2015, 09:52:25 PM
The pain of passing a kidney stone. At least that is what I've been going through. One stone is almost past, the other is still in the kidney.
I think I have an idea what childbirth feels like. Ladies... I think I understand now.

Oh, no... I feel for you.  My wife has had a couple that needed blasted.   They are no fun, and I have heard that it is actually WORSE for a guy to pass a kidney stone than to have a baby.  I don't know how they figure that out, but...

Anyway, I hope all goes well and passes quickly and painlessly.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 01, 2015, 10:15:34 AM
I'm thinking how sad that some don't have the ability to separate politics from the rest of the board...

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 01, 2015, 10:18:00 AM
Oh, no... I feel for you.  My wife has had a couple that needed blasted.   They are no fun, and I have heard that it is actually WORSE for a guy to pass a kidney stone than to have a baby.  I don't know how they figure that out, but...

Kind of similar to a joke I heard but it explains it well... 

After a few months - a few women decide hey that wasn't so bad I want another baby...

You've never heard of a man saying hey they wasn't so bad - I want to pass another kidney stone.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 01, 2015, 12:08:09 PM
I'm thinking how sad that some don't have the ability to separate politics from the rest of the board...

I was thinking the same thing, Prof.   :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 01, 2015, 02:00:04 PM
Today is the my first day of official employment with a new company after being acquired from my old employer of 25 years.

New systems, new email access, lots of new things......some exciting, some frustrating.  I finally gave up on trying to convert my smartphone....lol, I swear, me and technology!  I'm hoping this company has some hot gals working in IT that are coming to set me up.



Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 01, 2015, 02:31:12 PM
Thanks Duck and Prof. One is still in the kidney and one has passed almost to the bladder.
We wasn't sure at first what it was. It could have been my stretched fascia finally tore lose, my umbilical hernia or my appendix.
I was taken to the VA in Ann Arbor. First time in an ambulance in a long time. Not the smoothest ride either. I think all the bumps, ruts, cracks, potholes, etc. that we hit along the way, helped in almost passing the one stone.
Fuzz... If you was home Saturday, I apologize for all the trucks and sirens in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on September 01, 2015, 02:36:09 PM
Today is the my first day of official employment with a new company after being acquired from my old employer of 25 years.

New systems, new email access, lots of new things......some exciting, some frustrating.  I finally gave up on trying to convert my smartphone....lol, I swear, me and technology!  I'm hoping this company has some hot gals working in IT that are coming to set me up.
Congrats Fuzz.

About the IT support, I wish you luck. When people at work have a computer issue, they turn to me rather than the IT department. I usually can fix the problem while the IT department "solution" is to re-image the hard drive.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 01, 2015, 04:12:57 PM
Fuzz... If you was home Saturday, I apologize for all the trucks and sirens in the neighborhood.

Good to hear you are doing better Mayo!  I wasn't there to hear all the excitement......the sirens around my house are common place when Mrs. Fuzz has too much to drink and takes Sadie for her walk, but forgets to put her robe on.

Congrats Fuzz.

About the IT support, I wish you luck. When people at work have a computer issue, they turn to me rather than the IT department. I usually can fix the problem while the IT department "solution" is to re-image the hard drive.

Yea.....there is a guy here that has your computer and technology skill set, and I just had him help me set it up and also on my smart phone.  Young guy....cracks me up how easy it is for these guys to convert.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 01, 2015, 04:32:17 PM
Today is the my first day of official employment with a new company after being acquired from my old employer of 25 years.

New systems, new email access, lots of new things......some exciting, some frustrating.  I finally gave up on trying to convert my smartphone....lol, I swear, me and technology!  I'm hoping this company has some hot gals working in IT that are coming to set me up.

You know you work for a big company when you keep getting new business cards with different company names - but you haven't changed jobs or desks.

I hope you like Spanish Food!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 01, 2015, 05:19:18 PM
I've heard several 'difficulty breathing' type rescue calls today!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 01, 2015, 10:27:41 PM
I've heard several 'difficulty breathing' type rescue calls today!


Hot and humid or they saw Fuzz's wife in the yard  ;D

Thanks Duck and Prof. One is still in the kidney and one has passed almost to the bladder.
We wasn't sure at first what it was. It could have been my stretched fascia finally tore lose, my umbilical hernia or my appendix.
I was taken to the VA in Ann Arbor. First time in an ambulance in a long time. Not the smoothest ride either. I think all the bumps, ruts, cracks, potholes, etc. that we hit along the way, helped in almost passing the one stone.
Fuzz... If you was home Saturday, I apologize for all the trucks and sirens in the neighborhood.

One of the reasons I advocated for the "Larger" ambulance -that had air ride suspension...
part of that Patient care thing.   

The amazing thing about the stones is they break them up with sound waves... did the ambulance have the stereo cranked up on high for you  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 02, 2015, 06:44:47 AM
The days are getting shorter...

on both ends!  I had to turn the front porch light on this morning to let the big red dog out.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 02, 2015, 05:38:37 PM
You know you work for a big company when you keep getting new business cards with different company names - but you haven't changed jobs or desks.

I hope you like Spanish Food!

I sure do, Spanish women as well!

My old group got booted from the old building and moved up to Auburn Hills.  There remains a small group of road warriors like me that travel and work out of the plants, or home office while back in Michigan.

Never thought of the business card deal yet......wow, so many things changing that I would have never thought of.  This is the first time I've been on the receiving end of an acquisition......It's like being stoned, just not certain of the surrounding.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 02, 2015, 09:13:50 PM
I sure do, Spanish women as well!

My old group got booted from the old building and moved up to Auburn Hills.  There remains a small group of road warriors like me that travel and work out of the plants, or home office while back in Michigan.

Never thought of the business card deal yet......wow, so many things changing that I would have never thought of.  This is the first time I've been on the receiving end of an acquisition......It's like being stoned, just not certain of the surrounding.

I did....

Varity-Kelsey Hayes to Lucas-Varity to TRW to Northrop Grumman to TRW Automotive - and then got off the roller coaster.  Now they got bought out by ZF.

The Lucas-Varity to TRW one stung a bunch.  Things definitely changed - and you realized you had just been bought.  When the companies were talking - the word was TRW wanted to the company because of the higher profit margins, we were more efficient, agile, all things that TRW wanted to be.  After the purchase - TRW Corporate life was rammed down our throats - and you realized it was all BS.  We now get to learn their lousy systems, and their idiotic procedures, cause we have done been bought.

It was tough - but at least you had a bunch of friends to go through it with!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 02, 2015, 09:41:14 PM
I sure do, Spanish women as well!

My old group got booted from the old building and moved up to Auburn Hills.  There remains a small group of road warriors like me that travel and work out of the plants, or home office while back in Michigan.

Never thought of the business card deal yet......wow, so many things changing that I would have never thought of.  This is the first time I've been on the receiving end of an acquisition......It's like being stoned, just not certain of the surrounding.
RETIRED and loving it!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 03, 2015, 07:08:46 AM
RETIRED and loving it!

Rub it in will ya!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 03, 2015, 09:07:28 AM
Rub it in will ya!
Okay - it's been great!    I suggest everyone retire as soon as you can and enjoy things other than work!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 03, 2015, 10:02:15 AM
Okay - it's been great!    I suggest everyone retire as soon as you can and enjoy things other than work!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 03, 2015, 12:23:41 PM
Okay - it's been great!    I suggest everyone retire as soon as you can and enjoy things other than work!

If I did, I'd be broke in no time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 03, 2015, 02:47:25 PM
 ;)   ;)   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 03, 2015, 03:19:37 PM
I want to put this thread on ignore!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 03, 2015, 08:26:16 PM
Foooooooootball!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 03, 2015, 08:39:13 PM
I want to put this thread on ignore!
Ignore at your peril; we may outnumber you. If not, we can lay it on thicker.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on September 04, 2015, 11:07:30 AM
He who retires last, retires longer will be around after your dead. :-)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 04, 2015, 09:04:45 PM
Home Sweet Home!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 05, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
Today's back page of section A

Polish Fireman returns diamond ring to Hilton...

the story starts Paris Hilton got lucky in Poland...   because a firefighter found her diamond ring and is returning it to her.

Got me to thinking what kind of reward should she give  ;D

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 05, 2015, 02:00:52 PM
On one of her videos I saw she has a special little talent generally related to the wind.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 05, 2015, 05:11:11 PM
Today's back page of section A

Polish Fireman returns diamond ring to Hilton...

the story starts Paris Hilton got lucky in Poland...   because a firefighter found her diamond ring and is returning it to her.

Got me to thinking what kind of reward should she give  ;D

VD?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 05, 2015, 08:29:21 PM
I'm thinking about the letter from DTE that arrived this afternoon.

It stated they would be in the area trimming trees around the power lines.

Problem is...they did that yesterday.

The letter was dated September 3rd...and postmarked SEP 03 as well.

Today is Sept. 5th
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 06, 2015, 12:25:02 AM
I'm also thinking about one of those free-standing .25¢ machines that recently ripped me off.

I rarely plunk anything into those but my 6 year old was checking out the toys in the plastic containers and didn't ask for anything...so I decided to buy him a toy while waiting to be seated in a restaurant.

Well nothing came out.

The restaurant help didn't speak English very well but said they couldn't do anything about the machine since they only allowed floor space to the company because it's for charity.

My little boy seemed a little disappointed but I didn't have any more quarters and about that time, we were ushered to our seats.

When the meal was over, my wife found another quarter in her purse so on the way out I decided to try shaking the machine to dislodge whatever may have been preventing it from working...since I'm sure other kids would be cheated out of their money as well.

Anyway...my effort didn't work...the machine took yet another quarter and didn't dispense anything.

I called the number on the machine...and left a message on their answering machine...but nobody will return my call.

Thinking back...when I shook the machine...I heard a lot of coins...and the machine was full...so clearly they know the machine is ripping people off...and just don't care.

It's not a great deal of money...but the principle of the thing.

I can't seem to find anyone that regulates those toy/gumball machines so I could inform them of the issue.

I briefly considered holding the machine hostage until the company makes things right...but I suspect I'd be on the losing end of that deal.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 06, 2015, 08:41:01 AM
LOL...........
Quote
I briefly considered holding the machine hostage until the company makes things right...but I suspect I'd be on the losing end of that deal.

Oh the news story that would have been.  I'd bepissed too though.

No clue if those are regulated or not, I'm sure you checked it for a sticker showing some sort of certification.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 06, 2015, 02:32:06 PM
I'm thinking about the letter from DTE that arrived this afternoon.

It stated they would be in the area trimming trees around the power lines.

Problem is...they did that yesterday.

The letter was dated September 3rd...and postmarked SEP 03 as well.

Today is Sept. 5th
good luck with the tree butchery they do ... 

and on the "gumball" type machines -
I believe a retired cop has most of them in the area if it was in Monroe 

Most businesses will pay you and collect from him... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 06, 2015, 02:58:31 PM
Wondering how the ignore button works. Thinking of using it for the very first time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 06, 2015, 04:05:53 PM
Wondering how the ignore button works. Thinking of using it for the very first time.

Say it isn't so Sammy!

What did I do to offend you?

How can I make amends?

 ;D

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on September 06, 2015, 05:29:06 PM
Maybe carry a hammer the next time..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 06, 2015, 06:59:47 PM
Wondering how the ignore button works. Thinking of using it for the very first time.

I wish they had an ignore button for whole topics.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 06, 2015, 07:15:53 PM
I wish they had an ignore button for whole topics.

That would be wonderful.  I can think of a couple right off...  Off to the race war tops the list along with the despariging comments about Ronald Regan.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 06, 2015, 07:16:38 PM
Maybe carry a hammer the next time..

.......a ball pein hammer.......... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 06, 2015, 07:17:29 PM
Keep thinking about doing that last cut of hay.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 06, 2015, 08:11:55 PM
I wish they had an ignore button for whole topics.
Actually, as I found out today, they do.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 06, 2015, 11:46:33 PM
Hmmm, I'll have to look again.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 07, 2015, 10:18:14 AM
Under your profile, there's an option for ignore boards.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 07, 2015, 10:29:20 PM
I wish they had an ignore button for whole topics.
It's built in -
I used it back when the Neveah thread was still going on... 

now a topic in a board - just resist the urge to click on it  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 08, 2015, 12:32:11 PM
I found it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 08, 2015, 02:02:42 PM
I found it.
You can still peek in from time to time  ;D

I'm thinking we should have had this weather in July!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 08, 2015, 09:34:02 PM
Sad to say, I cannot ignore the totality of MT. I am addicted. However, I have taken the step of ignoring one poster, and am contemplating adding to the roster. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 08, 2015, 09:39:03 PM
Sad to say, I cannot ignore the totality of MT. I am addicted. However, I have taken the step of ignoring one poster, and am contemplating adding to the roster. Stay tuned.

Admitting you have a problem is the very first step. Congrats, Sammy!!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 08, 2015, 09:44:16 PM
I cannot possibly say what I want to say to that. I'll just say LOL.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 08, 2015, 10:36:17 PM
Thinking about CL's trip to Lansing to testify this week.  I can't wait for the play-by-play when she gets home....  Hopefully Zorn will treat for lunch....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 09, 2015, 06:23:47 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see Zorn expect her to buy!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 09, 2015, 06:40:29 AM
Zorn would absolutely expect her to buy.

I hope she can expense it to the Township.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 09, 2015, 09:21:16 AM
Thinking about CL's trip to Lansing to testify this week.  I can't wait for the play-by-play when she gets home....  Hopefully Zorn will treat for lunch....
LOL...maybe she'll bring home video for you.

Celebration  ;D

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 09, 2015, 09:22:54 AM
I'm wondering when the word retired became synonymous with retarded.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 09, 2015, 10:34:43 AM
I'm thinking, Why does Wal-Mart allow the Veterans Group to solicit outside their entrances?
Being a veteran, I don't have a problem with contributing to veterans organizations But...
This group is from Toledo. I like to keep contributions Local.

I've asked some workers and they "didn't know". When we go there, I hope to run into a manager or someone from district to ask them. I don't usually find them. It's like they know. lol.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 09, 2015, 02:28:38 PM
I'm wondering when the word retired became synonymous with retarded.

LOL.....where is my popcorn kettle!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 09, 2015, 07:21:29 PM
I don't really care for these new signs downtown in the middle of the road/crosswalks. Of course I don't live in the City so I guess my opinion don't really matter anyways. ;)
(http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/pedestrian/StateLawStopForPedsWithinCrosswalk.bmp)
But I will say that I've haven't had the camera in the vehicle but now I think it's a priority to have it in it. I've witnessed people running to get in the crosswalk when there is traffic. I've gotten a few looks because I happened to the front of traffic at times.

So if anyone tries to say I almost or did something... I'll say, "Let's go to the video".
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 09, 2015, 07:39:27 PM
I'm thinking, Why does Wal-Mart allow the Veterans Group to solicit outside their entrances?
Being a veteran, I don't have a problem with contributing to veterans organizations But...
This group is from Toledo. I like to keep contributions Local.

I've asked some workers and they "didn't know". When we go there, I hope to run into a manager or someone from district to ask them. I don't usually find them. It's like they know. lol.

Maybe the group just didn't go into detail that they were from out of town.

It's not like there aren't plenty of Wal-Marts in Toledo.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on September 09, 2015, 07:42:23 PM
These were all over Germany where there were long stretches of road without an intersection.  I don't ever remember a problem.  Of course here you'll have idiots step off the curb when the vehicle is only 5 feet from the crosswalk and expect you to stop.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 09, 2015, 08:52:54 PM
I don't really care for these new signs downtown in the middle of the road/crosswalks. Of course I don't live in the City so I guess my opinion don't really matter anyways. ;)
([url]http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/pedestrian/StateLawStopForPedsWithinCrosswalk.bmp[/url])
But I will say that I've haven't had the camera in the vehicle but now I think it's a priority to have it in it. I've witnessed people running to get in the crosswalk when there is traffic. I've gotten a few looks because I happened to the front of traffic at times.

So if anyone tries to say I almost or did something... I'll say, "Let's go to the video".


I can't wait for the snowplows to take this extremely idiotic idea away - once and for all.

Just another reason to not vote for this bunch of ignoramuses on City Council.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 09, 2015, 08:55:37 PM
I can't wait for the snowplows to take this extremely idiotic idea away - once and for all.

Just another reason to not vote for this bunch of ignoramuses on City Council.
LOL...the sign says "State Law"

Not city council law.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 09, 2015, 09:01:06 PM
LOL...the sign says "State Law"

Not city council law.

LOL - yes - the law is a State Law Fry, and has been for a long time.  I think most drivers know that pedestrians - no matter how stupid - have the right of way.

However - City Council decided they should put those signs up all over town in the middle of the street.

I haven't seen any other place around the State that did it in my wandering.

None in South County.

None in Dundee.

None around Detroit and the Burbs.

None even in Ann Arbor.

Only in Monroe - because City Council decided to put them in the middle of the roads.

So before you make an idiotic retort - please know what you are talking about?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 09, 2015, 09:07:13 PM
LOL - yes - the law is a State Law Fry, and has been for a long time.  I think most drivers know that pedestrians - no matter how stupid - have the right of way.

However - City Council decided they should put those signs up all over town in the middle of the street.

I haven't seen any other place around the State that did it in my wandering.

None in South County.

None in Dundee.

None around Detroit and the Burbs.

None even in Ann Arbor.

Only in Monroe - because City Council decided to put them in the middle of the roads.

So before you make an idiotic retort - please know what you are talking about?
Why..you do it all the time.

Perhaps they were mandated.

Just because you haven't noticed them elsewhere in your "wandering"...doesn't mean squat since you're not very observant.

This nonsense reminds me of a moron that got a flat...and then blamed Obama.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 09, 2015, 09:25:54 PM
Two.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on September 09, 2015, 11:59:04 PM
I heard they will remove them for the winter.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 10, 2015, 07:14:51 AM
I heard they will remove them for the winter.

You know they will get removed - one way or the other.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 10, 2015, 08:08:55 AM
I'm thinking about someone that recently moved to Adrian...

They reasoned that since they had Frontier DSL in Bedford and it was available in Adrian...that they could continue their service.

They discovered Frontier doesn't have any ports available...whatever that means.

Then they signed up for Xfinity cable...the lower priced plan...and discovered they only offer the higher priced plans (only discovered after they received a "ginormous" bill before having anything hooked up.)

Now they're considering D & P communications...something called "fixed wireless"

If it were me...I'd pay whatever price Xfinity demanded.

Those new homeowners should've researched Adrian a little better before making that move.
http://broadbandnow.com/Michigan/Adrian (http://broadbandnow.com/Michigan/Adrian)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 10, 2015, 09:55:38 AM
I'm thinking about someone that recently moved to Adrian...

They reasoned that since they had Frontier DSL in Bedford and it was available in Adrian...that they could continue their service.

They discovered Frontier doesn't have any ports available...whatever that means.

Then they signed up for Xfinity cable...the lower priced plan...and discovered they only offer the higher priced plans (only discovered after they received a "ginormous" bill before having anything hooked up.)

Now they're considering D & P communications...something called "fixed wireless"

If it were me...I'd pay whatever price Xfinity demanded.

Those new homeowners should've researched Adrian a little better before making that move.
[url]http://broadbandnow.com/Michigan/Adrian[/url] ([url]http://broadbandnow.com/Michigan/Adrian[/url])


I didn't know you knew Mexicans.....lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 10, 2015, 08:13:34 PM
Just to let everyone know. I'm doing a lot better now. I go to the doctor in two weeks to see if I'm done or if there is any other problems. I'll tell ya though... riding in the back of an MCA ambulance from Monroe to Ann Arbor is something I DO NOT want to do again.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 10, 2015, 08:22:01 PM
Hang in there Mayo!

Good luck.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 10, 2015, 10:34:21 PM
Just to let everyone know. I'm doing a lot better now. I go to the doctor in two weeks to see if I'm done or if there is any other problems. I'll tell ya though... riding in the back of an MCA ambulance from Monroe to Ann Arbor is something I DO NOT want to do again.

Think that was painful - wait till you get the bill!   

Glad to hear you're doing better
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 11, 2015, 02:16:16 PM
I noticed some American flags lowered today. Some were not.
I saw one place on Telegraph before Dunbar that had the American flag at half staff but the other one was still at the top of it's pole.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 11, 2015, 02:20:41 PM
I see intermittent lowering the flag to half mass around most places I travel to.  There are times when I know (because I usually read the news every morning) nothing major has happened yet will see them lowered.  Not certain who calls the shots on that.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 11, 2015, 03:01:33 PM
I think on 9/11, it's a personal choice.  I leave mine up to commemorate those who died and to honor the sacrifices made for America.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 11, 2015, 03:11:55 PM
I'm thinking about ending my infatuation of Kim Kardashian and changing that to Serina Williams.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 11, 2015, 04:03:56 PM
"Variety is the spice of life."  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 11, 2015, 05:54:05 PM
Yea, I bet it would be too!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 11, 2015, 10:06:27 PM
I'm thinking we should attend this church service...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/11/usa-ohio-lawsuit-idUSL1N11H1YR20150911 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/11/usa-ohio-lawsuit-idUSL1N11H1YR20150911)

I know this was a topic a while back - and the two "entities" have been unable to let it go it seems... 
The church protests the strip club on Friday nights... then the strip club goes to church "topless" the following Sunday.

Both protected "rights"...  but sounds like it could be interesting to see how they do it ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on September 12, 2015, 12:10:16 AM
If I only had time for one I would go to the church.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 12, 2015, 07:46:47 AM
I'd find time to go to church if they were topless!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 12, 2015, 08:46:58 AM
I lost a branch from a tree last night and I found it on top of the picnic table this morning 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 12, 2015, 09:38:22 AM
"Variety is the spice of life."  ;D
Careful now...SCF will be demanding the play-by-play.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on September 12, 2015, 02:44:09 PM
I lost a branch from a tree last night and I found it on top of the picnic table this morning 

Scared me. When I first started reading it I thought you were going to say family tree.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 12, 2015, 03:28:28 PM
When I first started reading it I saw "on top of the picnic table this morning" and thought, Hell yes, you go girl.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 12, 2015, 05:47:07 PM
LOL you two!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 13, 2015, 11:33:59 AM
I'm thinking about a large group of drivers I see around Monroe...

can't wait to pull out in front of another driver...

often doing a rolling 'stop' or 'right on red'

and then...   

after appearing to be 'in a big hurry' by their actions of pulling out in front of other drivers...

poke along at 10-15-20 mph under the speed limit...

What was the point of rolling through the intersection to end up driving so slow >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 13, 2015, 11:41:11 AM
I'm thinking about a large group of drivers I see around Monroe...

can't wait to pull out in front of another driver...

often doing a rolling 'stop' or 'right on red'

and then...   

after appearing to be 'in a big hurry' by their actions of pulling out in front of other drivers...

poke along at 10-15-20 mph under the speed limit...

What was the point of rolling through the intersection to end up driving so slow >:( >:( >:(
Rolling stops really are all too common around here.

I've even been ticketed for that.

Which taught me that a complete stop and holding it there for a second is the only sure way to prevent that from happening again.

Guess my momentary stop wasn't long enough...but the drivers I see aren't stopping at all.

Even the cops do that.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 13, 2015, 12:01:51 PM
I'm thinking about the SOS telling me that since GEICO dated the proof of insurance for the next day that while they would issue that $90 license plate...the state would send a letter that requires proof of coverage for that day or else they would cancel the plate and we would lose the money we paid.

Not sure why GEICO put the "effective" date for the following day but I immediately contacted the insurance company to correct that.

So now I have the required proof when the time comes.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 14, 2015, 08:47:28 AM
I'm thinking about the SOS telling me that since GEICO dated the proof of insurance for the next day that while they would issue that $90 license plate...the state would send a letter that requires proof of coverage for that day or else they would cancel the plate and we would lose the money we paid.

Not sure why GEICO put the "effective" date for the following day but I immediately contacted the insurance company to correct that.

So now I have the required proof when the time comes.
I knew they checked to see if people 'dropped' their insurance - (can't imagine what database info that entails) never heard of them doing this... 
You're lucky they didn't make you come back the next day. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 14, 2015, 12:12:55 PM
I knew they checked to see if people 'dropped' their insurance - (can't imagine what database info that entails) never heard of them doing this... 
You're lucky they didn't make you come back the next day.

They probably were afraid of a big scene......

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 14, 2015, 03:04:41 PM
One thing you never want to do is make a scene at a government office!   They don't have a sense of humor - and it seems that legislation has made it a crime - both there and "utilities"... 
I recall seeing signs when Michigan Gas Utilities used to take payments - warning you that they are covered by some law...  heck I think Charter has the same. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 14, 2015, 03:07:04 PM
I'm thinking this may be something to wear for Halloween...

(http://www.xitheatappliedgraphics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/heat_transfer_11217.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 14, 2015, 04:14:52 PM
I knew they checked to see if people 'dropped' their insurance - (can't imagine what database info that entails) never heard of them doing this... 
You're lucky they didn't make you come back the next day.
Well it was at the end of the day on a Friday...but from what the clerk said...she has been through this many times before so it's standard practice to let everyone know that a letter will probably arrive.

On another note...I once bought a parts car on eBay from a dealer in Ohio...it had a salvage title and I didn't bother transferring the title.

Well when I went to scrap it years later...they said the title had to be in my name.

So I went to the SOS and they said they couldn't transfer the title.

The Ohio dealer was supposed to do it...and he's not around anymore.

Looks like my only option at this point is to cut it up and scrap it in pieces.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 14, 2015, 10:08:06 PM
Well it was at the end of the day on a Friday...but from what the clerk said...she has been through this many times before so it's standard practice to let everyone know that a letter will probably arrive.

On another note...I once bought a parts car on eBay from a dealer in Ohio...it had a salvage title and I didn't bother transferring the title.

Well when I went to scrap it years later...they said the title had to be in my name.

So I went to the SOS and they said they couldn't transfer the title.

The Ohio dealer was supposed to do it...and he's not around anymore.

Looks like my only option at this point is to cut it up and scrap it in pieces.

No wonder your neighbors hate you.

Unlicensed, untitled scrap cars sitting around......

 8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 14, 2015, 11:58:18 PM
No wonder your neighbors hate you.

Unlicensed, untitled scrap cars sitting around......

 8*

Probably uses it for a summer cottage....  Isn't that how it works in Detroit Beach?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 15, 2015, 08:37:03 AM
No wonder your neighbors hate you.

Unlicensed, untitled scrap cars sitting around......

 8*

Yeah, he probably forgot it was there.

Then he cut his grass.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 15, 2015, 08:16:57 PM
No wonder your neighbors hate you.

Unlicensed, untitled scrap cars sitting around......

 8*
Oh no...I had hoped they couldn't see into my garage.

Actually...we get along good with the neighbors.

We have that little neighborhood watch thing going.

Projecting your own problems with your neighbors didn't work.

We are complete opposites.

I'm easy going and get along with everybody...and you have a narcissistic personality that most find obnoxious.

That's right...I remember you touting just how valuable you are to your foreign automaker employer...which allows you to collect a salary while you camp out on this forum 24/7.

Now I understand why you hate Unions. They would never allow you to besmirch their good name of quality work.

Unions members have to work for their money.

By what I've witnessed...your lazy behind may be why that automaker has to charge such high prices.

It's a shame. No work ethics whatsoever.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 15, 2015, 08:39:11 PM
I've noticed this a few months ago but forgot to mention it...an increase in the number of commercial aircraft over my neighborhood.

It seems some flight patterns were changed.

===

If anyone was at the Bedford football game last week...and saw a 6 year old in the spectator crowd doing one arm push-ups...that was my boy.

Nobody put him up to it...he just felt like doing 'em...and a bunch of sit-ups as well.

He wants me to build him a set like they have on Ninja Warrior.

That's been a favorite TV show that our family enjoys.

===

And another thing...I happened to overhear a gal on TMZ yesterday say she can't stand dating attorneys...she fears saying anything when dating 'em because of their tendency to argue about everything.

I started wondering if this forum has a lot of attorneys.

Or maybe some missed their calling.

Of course if there actually are attorneys spending that much time on MT...they must be terrible lawyers to have that much free time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 15, 2015, 08:49:35 PM
I'm thinking how wonderful it is to come here and not see posts from Posters on ignore. Also thinking how did it take me this long to take this step?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 15, 2015, 09:23:35 PM
I forgot to mention our raspberries.

Every day that plant produces well over a pint.

Way too many to eat before we have to pick another pint the next day.

I planted it where I've had good luck with strawberries in the past...'til the ants took over.

We used to grow grapes there as well...but everybody prefers the seedless variety we can buy at the store rather than the seeded ones.

That little spot in the yard used be to where yard waste like leaves and twigs would be burned.

Guess those plants love that little patch of ground.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 15, 2015, 09:26:01 PM
Oh no...I had hoped they couldn't see into my garage.

Actually...we get along good with the neighbors.

We have that little neighborhood watch thing going.

Projecting your own problems with your neighbors didn't work.

We are complete opposites.

I'm easy going and get along with everybody...and you have a narcissistic personality that most find obnoxious.

That's right...I remember you touting just how valuable you are to your foreign automaker employer...which allows you to collect a salary while you camp out on this forum 24/7.

Now I understand why you hate Unions. They would never allow you to besmirch their good name of quality work.

Unions members have to work for their money.

By what I've witnessed...your lazy behind may be why that automaker has to charge such high prices.

It's a shame. No work ethics whatsoever.

LOL!

Settle down Beavis.

Thou doth protest too much.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on September 15, 2015, 10:20:27 PM
Unions members have to work for their money.

I caught wind this is likely why you are a former Iron Worker.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 15, 2015, 10:33:24 PM
I caught wind this is likely why you are a former Iron Worker.
Well you're the resident stalker so you'd know.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 15, 2015, 10:55:17 PM
I forgot to mention our raspberries.

Every day that plant produces well over a pint.

Way too many to eat before we have to pick another pint the next day.

I planted it where I've had good luck with strawberries in the past...'til the ants took over.

We used to grow grapes there as well...but everybody prefers the seedless variety we can buy at the store rather than the seeded ones.

That little spot in the yard used be to where yard waste like leaves and twigs would be burned.

Guess those plants love that little patch of ground.
Mine didn't produce much this year - either the weather/hail damage - or flooding... 

I'm trying to find a new location in case they need more sunshine as well.    Strawberries should be better next year
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 15, 2015, 11:49:55 PM
I caught wind this is likely why you are a former Iron Worker.

Why?

Why is it that you republicans love to post personal information about FF? 

Perhaps instead of gossiping with personal messages telling names and such, you should learn to talk on topic instead of working so hard at pissing people off?

Is it too much to ask you to quit the personal stuff like that?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 15, 2015, 11:59:36 PM
I agree with ya Duck - sometimes people get caught up in the one upsmanship...

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 16, 2015, 10:53:43 AM
Why?

Why is it that you republicans love to post personal information about FF? 

Perhaps instead of gossiping with personal messages telling names and such, you should learn to talk on topic instead of working so hard at pissing people off?

Is it too much to ask you to quit the personal stuff like that?

Then why is it acceptable for FF to post personal information about us and others?  This is a PUBLIC forum, you twits!  Personal information about ANYONE does not belong on here.  I'd say try acting like RESPONSIBLE adults but you ALL have proven you are not capable of doing so.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 16, 2015, 11:11:08 AM
I'm thinking we made it through the summer without a tornado warning
Good thing since that fancy technology still only allows for a siren to let you know. 
They can announce this is a test loud and clear however they can't make other voice announcements...

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 11:40:22 AM
Then why is it acceptable for FF to post personal information about us and others?  This is a PUBLIC forum, you twits!  Personal information about ANYONE does not belong on here.  I'd say try acting like RESPONSIBLE adults but you ALL have proven you are not capable of doing so.

Where did I say that it is just others than ff?

Excusing any of them by claiming I exclude someone apparently because I am partisan, doesn't help any.

Let me be clear.. It is wrong for everyone.  Playing the blame game is excuses.  Ff says he retaliated.  The mob that follows him around with constant insults claim they have the right to retaliate.  Same with insults. 

I don't like that Brian uses professors first name a lot. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 16, 2015, 11:50:12 AM
I'm thinking how wonderful it is to come here and not see posts from Posters on ignore. Also thinking how did it take me this long to take this step?

I did the same and enjoy the forum more now too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 16, 2015, 12:27:47 PM
Where did I say that it is just others than ff?


Your post
Why is it that you republicans love to post personal information about FF? 


Excusing any of them by claiming I exclude someone apparently because I am partisan, doesn't help any.

Partisan, smartisan, whatever - has nothing to do with posting personal information.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on September 16, 2015, 12:41:06 PM
Partisan, smartisan, whatever - has nothing to do with posting personal information.
Let me be clear.. It is wrong for everyone.
I thought he was pretty clear.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 16, 2015, 07:09:07 PM
Then why is it acceptable for FF to post personal information about us and others?  This is a PUBLIC forum, you twits!  Personal information about ANYONE does not belong on here.  I'd say try acting like RESPONSIBLE adults but you ALL have proven you are not capable of doing so.
Funny how you never say anything when your loser guy does it. But I recall how unapologetic you were when you explained what that derogatory name meant that SCF kept calling me. You are NOT innocent. A public servant, such as yourself, should resign!

There is no way you can carry out your duties fairly and objectively when the guy you live with craps all over the forum with his bullying...his blatant homophobia...the racism...his dad was in the KKK and he sees nothing wrong with it!

The way I see it...you're a liability to the township that employs you.

RESIGN!!!

Go ahead and whine to the admin like you always do...and they'll clean up SCF's mistakes again...like they always do...but don't think the corruption has gone unnoticed.

Here are some tidbits from the idiot himself...posting his own personal info:

Edited to remove where the idiot has disclosed where he lives...and the latest one where SCF revealed where I live:

Kacza zupa......

Nice to see you can post a readable comment......  amazing.

I take it you got your Ritalin refilled?

Francuski Smazyc.....

After listening (and selectively) reading your drivel for almost a decade now, I've come to the conclusion that the BEST PART OF YOU RAN DOWN YOUR OLD MAN'S LEG......

When you cannot foist a good comeback, revert to gramatical errors....

Jackass.

Put your underwear over your face backwards and smell your own shitte for a change....

Keyboard Rambutt....

Face the facts, you are a unarmed puzzy with a keyboard and a junker in the backyard you and the ole lady use for a cottage....

Some peole deficate with it, some talk with it.  In your case it's your speaking orfice....

I bet Fry is smart enough to lick his own balls....  Probably does regularly.....

Not to be repetitive but...  Kiss me where it stinks homo.

My dad was a KKK member in Pennsylvania.  So what?

Gee Francuski Smazyc, you won't have any exhaust pipes to suck on when in LA.  How sad.....

You'll have to some other place to put your lips.....

A large sun bleached dog turd.....

Homophobic Jackass is closer....

Hey Francuski Smazyk.....

I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know when you are done ****'in all over the forum like a pigeon with the Hershey Squirts so I can drop by and 'mark all read'....

Screw those towel head turban twister camel jockey pull starts and what they think.  They all stink anyway.

From the way you act on here (playing devils advocate and slinking about), I would have thought you had a vagina instead.....  After all, you do act like a twat most of the time...

MOST OF THE TIME??

Only when he's asleep he isn't a focking moron. ;D

No point in debating him on GMO's.  He knows nothing about farming other than what he reads or copies to this forum.....

His food comes from the grocery store.....lol

I'm not concerned, I'm not into males anyway and if I was (I'm not), I would never consider allowing Fry to blow me anyway.  he's a POS.

....... at my age, a hardon is cause for celebration.... ;D

... and while it's fodder for another thread (new), I was sickened by BSA's allowance of homosexuals on overnight campouts...  That was going too far IMO.

I sure as hell wouldn't want my son sleeping in a tent with a faggot.

Gee, you read it to comment on it.....  asshat


Not to be too redundant...  Kiss me where it stinks...  you asshat

The list is growing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 16, 2015, 07:23:32 PM
Married doesn't mean the same.  It's a mistake you make rather frequently.

You have no idea if I say anything or not to SCF.

You don't live in my township so your opinion does not matter.  You don't know if I'm a liability or not.  What have you done for your municipality?

Whining is your speciality - not mine.

No reason to apologize for providing a definition. 

Corruption appears to be in your mind.

And have a nice day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 16, 2015, 07:28:27 PM
Married doesn't mean the same.  It's a mistake you make rather frequently.

You have no idea if I say anything or not to SCF.

You don't live in my township so your opinion does not matter.  You don't know if I'm a liability or not.  What have you done for your municipality?

Whining is your speciality - not mine.

No reason to apologize for providing a definition. 

Corruption appears to be in your mind.

And have a nice day.
You're the one that whined...I merely provided evidence of your hypocrisy.

Call it what you will...but clearly you've condoned the actions of your spouse.

Hell politicians have had to face the consequences for stuff their staff has done...and here we're talking about your husband.

Resignation is on the table...and you ought to take it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 07:36:16 PM
Ff, please.  It really is wrong to post about other posters personal lives.  Yes, I agree they do it way too much, but that does not mean you have to resort to how disgusting they are.

I am not saying it to play games.  I don't like it from them either.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 16, 2015, 07:39:57 PM
I merely quoted what SCF posted.

But I'll edit it to remove the personal crap he posted about the road he lives on...and one of the many posts where he posted where I live.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 16, 2015, 07:50:29 PM
Are there any Summerfield Township residents reading the forum?

If you're not a member...or even if you are...you can contact me at bumfunkegypt@live.com
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on September 16, 2015, 08:00:50 PM
Are there any Summerfield Township residents reading the forum?

If you're not a member...or even if you are...you can contact me at bumfunkegypt@live.com

bahaha...  stalker of the year... more snitch call-outs?

When are you going to share the results for this one?

Again I request that if anyone out there knows anything at all about excelsior...please email me at bumfunkegypt@live.com
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2015, 08:43:41 PM
Are there any Summerfield Township residents reading the forum?

If you're not a member...or even if you are...you can contact me at bumfunkegypt@live.com

So how lazy do you have to be to be fired from the Iron Workers Fry?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 16, 2015, 08:47:55 PM
Funny how you never say anything when your loser guy does it. But I recall how unapologetic you were when you explained what that derogatory name meant that SCF kept calling me. You are NOT innocent. A public servant, such as yourself, should resign!

There is no way you can carry out your duties fairly and objectively when the guy you live with craps all over the forum with his bullying...his blatant homophobia...the racism...his dad was in the KKK and he sees nothing wrong with it!

The way I see it...you're a liability to the township that employs you.

RESIGN!!!

Go ahead and whine to the admin like you always do...and they'll clean up SCF's mistakes again...like they always do...but don't think the corruption has gone unnoticed.

Here are some tidbits from the idiot himself...posting his own personal info:

Edited to remove where the idiot has disclosed where he lives...and the latest one where SCF revealed where I live:

Do you seriously keep a running tally of all the posts that people say about you, or themselves?

You are pathetic.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 08:50:56 PM
So how lazy do you have to be to be fired from the Iron Workers Fry?

Well, goes to show how much the usual insulting haters care about what is right.

But, then this dump is always so damn one sided and two faced.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 08:53:50 PM
Do you seriously keep a running tally of all the posts that people say about you, or themselves?

You are pathetic.

Which is the real "pathetic... him, who notices the uncivil hatred and insults you post, or you because you have a perfect record of all posts to him disgusting hatred and bullying?  Hmmm?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 16, 2015, 08:55:06 PM
So how lazy do you have to be to be fired from the Iron Workers Fry?
That's funny coming from a guy that collects a check from a foreign automaker for doing nothing but posting on a forum 24/7

I'm still an active dues paying member...and received my 30 year pin about 2 weeks ago.

I'd rather of had the cash it took to create it but it wasn't up to me.

Do you seriously keep a running tally of all the posts that people say about you, or themselves?

You are pathetic.
And you're a pervert considering you were 24 when your wife was born...34 when she was 10
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 16, 2015, 09:04:38 PM
Fry's obvious fit of jealously...

"And you're a pervert considering you were 24 when your wife was born...34 when she was 10"

I'd say Live has something you don't besides a young bride....

Sucks to be you.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 09:05:23 PM
Well, they asylum is open and the gang that can't talk without insults are going crazy.

24/7 shows he loves to double down and show how he loves to go personal after it being the topic and all.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 09:06:17 PM
Kooties!  Look he has Kooties!  Ewww!

Can't any of you grow up.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 16, 2015, 09:11:25 PM
Fry's obvious fit of jealously...

"And you're a pervert considering you were 24 when your wife was born...34 when she was 10"

I'd say Live has something you don't besides a young bride....

Sucks to be you.....
My god...CL must be really FUGLY for you to behold LW's wife as a thing of beauty.

But hey...whatever rocks your boat allowing you to "celebrate"
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 16, 2015, 09:24:50 PM
Do you seriously keep a running tally of all the posts that people say about you, or themselves?

You are pathetic.
Yes he does, and yes he is. He actively researches people on this forum so he can bully them later with what he knows.  He posted my given name, which I have never disclosed, and posted who I was friends with on Facebook, which I have also not revealed. He has , however, not disclosed my address, which I dared him to do. Waiting for the right moment, no doubt.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2015, 09:27:53 PM
Kooties!  Look he has Kooties!  Ewww!

Can't any of you grow up.

I'm all grown up.

Are you?

Can you act like you are?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2015, 09:32:00 PM
That's funny coming from a guy that collects a check from a foreign automaker for doing nothing but posting on a forum 24/7

I'm still an active dues paying member...and received my 30 year pin about 2 weeks ago.

I'd rather of had the cash it took to create it but it wasn't up to me.

And I am a member of the Teamsters in good standing the last time I checked.

Congrats on your 30 year pin.

What does a burger flipper have to pay dues to the Iron Workers for?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 09:36:49 PM
I'm all grown up.

Are you?

Can you act like you are?

Nah, can't be grown up.  We all have to work for a living and not sit posting 24/7 at work....

But you do say your boss sits there all snug and comfy with you reading what you post.

But, you "grown ups" spend all your time being insulting and not working.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2015, 09:38:17 PM
Nah, can't be grown up.  We all have to work for a living and not sit posting 24/7 at work....

But you do say your boss sits there all snug and comfy with you reading what you post.

But, you "grown ups" spend all your time being insulting and not working.

Wow.

What other works of fiction have you written?

Are they all as entertaining?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 16, 2015, 09:42:06 PM
Wow.

What other works of fiction have you written?

Are they all as entertaining?

Oh, i don't know, something about telling monique you were going to write her teachers....


Oh, that wasn't fiction.

and NOT ONE OF YOUR REPUBLICAN BUDDIES SAID A DAMN TING ABOUT YOUR LOW LEVER OF DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR.

Just as you doubling then tripling down on the personal information as insults just to show you are above being told not to do what you cry about others doing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2015, 09:44:18 PM
Oh, i don't know, something about telling monique you were going to write her teachers....


Oh, that wasn't fiction.

and NOT ONE OF YOUR REPUBLICAN BUDDIES SAID A DAMN TING ABOUT YOUR LOW LEVER OF DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR.

Just as you doubling then tripling down on the personal information as insults just to show you are above being told not to do what you cry about others doing.

LOL!

You did everything there but complain about - well I can't say what without doing it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 16, 2015, 09:58:26 PM
Wow.

What other works of fiction have you written?

Are they all as entertaining?
Actually, he's a not bad fiction writer. I've read some of his work. Not my cup of tea, but well-written. He's actually rather brilliant, when he's not in attack mode,which mode he seems unable to withdraw from. A shame. I've lost a hero.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on September 16, 2015, 10:16:11 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on September 16, 2015, 10:19:23 PM
Oh, i don't know, something about telling monique you were going to write her teachers....


Oh, that wasn't fiction.

and NOT ONE OF YOUR REPUBLICAN BUDDIES SAID A DAMN TING ABOUT YOUR LOW LEVER OF DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR.


Does mean that you finally figured out that I am a libertarian or is it something else?


Excelsior, I am unsure if an apology is required or not.  I did a search and you did call MN out and he did do a backhanded apology that wasn’t.  The problem is… I never read it before.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 16, 2015, 10:31:46 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/11988332_695258410574677_5862677021556979532_n.jpg?oh=d8e3c0ae7ca6052e48775c481f8325d5&oe=5666B18B)

Nice M1 Garand.... A Heavy but accurate 308.......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 16, 2015, 10:43:03 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/11988332_695258410574677_5862677021556979532_n.jpg?oh=d8e3c0ae7ca6052e48775c481f8325d5&oe=5666B18B)

 ;D Oh, yeah.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 16, 2015, 11:06:45 PM
Which is the real "pathetic... him, who notices the uncivil hatred and insults you post, or you because you have a perfect record of all posts to him disgusting hatred and bullying?  Hmmm?

THIS is pathetic:

My god...CL must be really FUGLY for you to behold LW's wife as a thing of beauty.

But hey...whatever rocks your boat allowing you to "celebrate"

Don't you agree, Duck?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 16, 2015, 11:08:37 PM
My god...CL must be really FUGLY for you to behold LW's wife as a thing of beauty.

But hey...whatever rocks your boat allowing you to "celebrate"

Jealous, I see.

Go fvck yourself.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 17, 2015, 12:07:37 AM
THIS is pathetic:

Don't you agree, Duck?

It is no different than the insulting hateful garbage you throw at him post after post.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 17, 2015, 03:39:24 AM
It is no different than the insulting hateful garbage you throw at him post after post.

Bullshlt.

Show me ONE POST that I made degrading his wife.




[[[[[crickets chirping]]]]]
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 06:48:07 AM

Does mean that you finally figured out that I am a libertarian or is it something else?
Like classical liberalism?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_liberalism
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 17, 2015, 07:04:10 AM

Does mean that you finally figured out that I am a libertarian or is it something else?

It wasn't backhanded - and it was just a hypothetical!

Even Admin seemed to understand!

Duck needs to let it go - but he like stirring the pot!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 07:05:11 AM
Jealous, I see.

Go fvck yourself.
Not at all. I merely spoke the truth.

In my opinion, it's clear why that young lady gave in to the advances of a perverted old man, 24 years her senior.

Sadly, in return, she was stuck on a farm in the middle of nowhere, while her husband decries being ravaged by taxation, and the government in general...to the point those whines make it sound as though you're treading the poverty line...but managed to buy yourself a brand new truck.

The moral of the story folks...teach your children to not take candy from strangers.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 07:05:53 AM
It wasn't backhanded - and it was just a hypothetical!

Even Admin seemed to understand!

Duck needs to let it go - but he like stirring the pot!
What does that mean?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on September 17, 2015, 07:48:05 AM
It wasn't backhanded - and it was just a hypothetical!

Even Admin seemed to understand!

Duck needs to let it go - but he like stirring the pot!

It appears that Duck prefers his false narrative over the truth.  Fiction usually does make for a more compelling storyline.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 07:48:18 AM
And I am a member of the Teamsters in good standing the last time I checked.

Congrats on your 30 year pin.

What does a burger flipper have to pay dues to the Iron Workers for?
An ardent anti-unionist in good standing with the teamsters?

What would a scab automotive engineer have to do with the teamsters?

There's your superiority complex issue becoming apparent again.

Your fabrication of my position in life just proves that conservatives are the new scourge on society...and that lies, mistruths, distortions, and bullying has become the norm for the right-wing trolls.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 17, 2015, 07:50:45 AM
An ardent anti-unionist in good standing with the teamsters?

What would a scab automotive engineer have to do with the teamsters?

Gee Fry - I guess you just haven't dug deep enough yet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on September 17, 2015, 07:51:42 AM
Not at all. I merely spoke the truth.

In my opinion, it's clear why that young lady gave in to the advances of a perverted old man, 24 years her senior.

Sadly, in return, she was stuck on a farm in the middle of nowhere, while her husband decries being ravaged by taxation, and the government in general...to the point those whines make it sound as though you're treading the poverty line...but managed to buy yourself a brand new truck.

The moral of the story folks...teach your children to not take candy from strangers.

When are you going to put the snitch call out for LW's wife?

#OldCreepyStalker
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 07:58:48 AM
Time to refresh.

These posts are from the husband of an official in Summerfield Township.

I've requested that she resign her post as there's no way she can be objective in carrying out her duties and that makes her a liability to the township.

This practice of doing, and saying anything one wants to, without fear of retribution, all because of they are public officials...or related to one, has to stop.

If anything, they ought to be held to a higher standard.

Kacza zupa......

Nice to see you can post a readable comment......  amazing.

I take it you got your Ritalin refilled?

Francuski Smazyc.....

After listening (and selectively) reading your drivel for almost a decade now, I've come to the conclusion that the BEST PART OF YOU RAN DOWN YOUR OLD MAN'S LEG......

When you cannot foist a good comeback, revert to gramatical errors....

Jackass.

Put your underwear over your face backwards and smell your own shitte for a change....

Keyboard Rambutt....

Face the facts, you are a unarmed puzzy with a keyboard and a junker in the backyard you and the ole lady use for a cottage....

Some peole deficate with it, some talk with it.  In your case it's your speaking orfice....

I bet Fry is smart enough to lick his own balls....  Probably does regularly.....

Not to be repetitive but...  Kiss me where it stinks homo.

My dad was a KKK member in Pennsylvania.  So what?

Gee Francuski Smazyc, you won't have any exhaust pipes to suck on when in LA.  How sad.....

You'll have to some other place to put your lips.....

A large sun bleached dog turd.....

Homophobic Jackass is closer....

Hey Francuski Smazyk.....

I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know when you are done ****'in all over the forum like a pigeon with the Hershey Squirts so I can drop by and 'mark all read'....

Screw those towel head turban twister camel jockey pull starts and what they think.  They all stink anyway.

From the way you act on here (playing devils advocate and slinking about), I would have thought you had a vagina instead.....  After all, you do act like a twat most of the time...

MOST OF THE TIME??

Only when he's asleep he isn't a focking moron. ;D

No point in debating him on GMO's.  He knows nothing about farming other than what he reads or copies to this forum.....

His food comes from the grocery store.....lol

I'm not concerned, I'm not into males anyway and if I was (I'm not), I would never consider allowing Fry to blow me anyway.  he's a POS.

....... at my age, a hardon is cause for celebration.... ;D

... and while it's fodder for another thread (new), I was sickened by BSA's allowance of homosexuals on overnight campouts...  That was going too far IMO.

I sure as hell wouldn't want my son sleeping in a tent with a faggot.

Gee, you read it to comment on it.....  asshat


Not to be too redundant...  Kiss me where it stinks...  you asshat

I see the asinine bullshitte from last night has spilled over into taday....

Mr Keyboard Rambutt is desparaging LW and his wife again, you'd think at his age (Keyboard Rambutt) he's realize that not everyone can be as fortunate as LW is to have a loving wife thats younger than him....

Oh well, some can have the fruit and some only get the rind.

When I selectively read dickweed's posts, I get the impression that he's either brain dead from too much masturbation or he has the 'pump' applicator on a roundup jug stuck up his rearend and is pumping furiously to get off....

IOW, when you cannot substantiate your claims with hard facts from concrete sources, change the subject.  Thats dickweed's way....

If people who were like minded (with dickweed) ran this country, I fear to think what it would be like.....

Not a problem, dickweed has no guns except maybe a squirt gun that don't squirt anymore....

Hey dickweed..  You don't know shitte from applebutter....

It wouldn't come anyway.  I remember back long ago when it was lurking in the shadows at a MT get together.  Thats it's style, take the low road....  Keyboard rambutt.

When I first saw the story (and I didn't read it), I thought to myself, this kid is bright, building a MECHANICAL clock and taking it to school to show off...

The I find out it's a digital clock.  You can source the components fron Digi-Key for a digital clock, thats nothing.  Any idiot can assemble pre-manufactured components into a DIGITAL clock.  Takes no smarts at all, even a chimpanzee can do that...lol

....and Obama invites the kid to the Whitehouse, but then, Obama is a chimpanzee too.....

Obama blows big time.

The list is growing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 07:59:51 AM
When are you going to put the snitch call out for LW's wife?

#OldCreepyStalker
Your fabrication of my position(s) just proves that conservatives are the new scourge on society...and that lies, mistruths, distortions, and bullying has become the norm for the right-wing trolls.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 17, 2015, 09:00:33 AM
Your fabrication of my position(s) just proves that conservatives are the new scourge on society...and that lies, mistruths, distortions, and bullying has become the norm for the right-wing trolls.

Get it right Fry.

Excelsior is a LIBERTARIAN.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 17, 2015, 09:39:38 AM
I see the asinine bullshitte from last night has spilled over into taday....

Mr Keyboard Rambutt is desparaging LW and his wife again, you'd think at his age (Keyboard Rambutt) he's realize that not everyone can be as fortunate as LW is to have a loving wife thats younger than him....

Oh well, some can have the fruit and some only get the rind.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 17, 2015, 02:48:41 PM
I see the asinine bullshitte from last night has spilled over into taday....

Mr Keyboard Rambutt is desparaging LW and his wife again, you'd think at his age (Keyboard Rambutt) he's realize that not everyone can be as fortunate as LW is to have a loving wife thats younger than him....

Oh well, some can have the fruit and some only get the rind.

Hey - they fell in love, they got married, they had a family.

What the heck is wrong with that?

Isn't it funny that one of the resident posters who is all about "tolerance" can't seem to tolerate that?

I don't get it.

The only thing that makes sense is the Fry is jealous.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 17, 2015, 09:16:51 PM
Not at all. I merely spoke the truth.

In my opinion, it's clear why that young lady gave in to the advances of a perverted old man, 24 years her senior.

Sadly, in return, she was stuck on a farm in the middle of nowhere, while her husband decries being ravaged by taxation, and the government in general...to the point those whines make it sound as though you're treading the poverty line...but managed to buy yourself a brand new truck.

The moral of the story folks...teach your children to not take candy from strangers.

No, the moral of the story is to NEVER trust a lying liberal such as yourself. But yeah, we're both very unhappy.   8*

By the way, ATG and I just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, by renewing our vows. We held the ceremony here on our farm. It was beautiful.

Sorry you couldn't make it, Fry.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 17, 2015, 09:24:59 PM
No, the moral of the story is to NEVER trust a lying liberal such as yourself. But yeah, we're both very unhappy.   8*

By the way, ATG and I just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, by renewing our vows. We held the ceremony here on our farm. It was beautiful.

Sorry you couldn't make it, Fry.   ;)

Congrats Live and ATG!

I'm coming up on 18 years in a few weeks!

 :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 17, 2015, 09:40:35 PM
Hey - they fell in love, they got married, they had a family.

What the heck is wrong with that?

Isn't it funny that one of the resident posters who is all about "tolerance" can't seem to tolerate that?

I don't get it.

The only thing that makes sense is the Fry is jealous.

Yeah, why can't FF have respect for other people and not play work at showing you know all about him, where he worked, name address etc.  No republcians here other than most of you do that every day.

So, darn it, why can't FF just stop it when YOU can't?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 17, 2015, 09:42:37 PM
Hey - they fell in love, they got married, they had a family.

What the heck is wrong with that?

Isn't it funny that one of the resident posters who is all about "tolerance" can't seem to tolerate that?

I don't get it.

The only thing that makes sense is the Fry is jealous.

Congratulations live and ATG.

But, it is still sad that you lack the capacity for civility.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 17, 2015, 09:51:41 PM
Yeah, why can't FF have respect for other people and not play work at showing you know all about him, where he worked, name address etc.  No republcians here other than most of you do that every day.

So, darn it, why can't FF just stop it when YOU can't?

Ok, I read this three times, and I still don't know what the hell you're trying to say.  Sober up, then try again.


Congratulations live and ATG.

But, it is still sad that you lack the capacity for civility.

By the looks of this post, you are the one that lacks the capacity to be civil.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 17, 2015, 09:53:17 PM
Congrats Live and ATG!

I'm coming up on 18 years in a few weeks!

 :)

Thanks!!!

And congrats to you, MN!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 10:12:25 PM
No, the moral of the story is to NEVER trust a lying liberal such as yourself. But yeah, we're both very unhappy.   8*

By the way, ATG and I just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, by renewing our vows. We held the ceremony here on our farm. It was beautiful.

Sorry you couldn't make it, Fry.   ;)
How did I lie?

The fact is, you were 24 when she was born...and 34 when she was 10.

I'm sorry if that sounds a bit sick but it is what it is.

Now let's talk about the time you created your current user-name, livewire, to act as a cheering section for your real name.

Yeah...you, as livewire, encouraged your real name to run for political office.

So when you accuse someone else of lying...you really mean yourself.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 10:15:46 PM
Get it right Fry.

Excelsior is a LIBERTARIAN.
LOL...you can't distance yourself from him.

Ronald Reagan's opinion on Libertarianism

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." -Ronald Reagan

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg0Axyvlkm0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg0Axyvlkm0#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 17, 2015, 11:40:04 PM
How did I lie?

The fact is, you were 24 when she was born...and 34 when she was 10.

I'm sorry if that sounds a bit sick but it is what it is.

Now let's talk about the time you created your current user-name, livewire, to act as a cheering section for your real name.

Yeah...you, as livewire, encouraged your real name to run for political office.

So when you accuse someone else of lying...you really mean yourself.

Oh, I saw many ways where you lied. But it's not worth my time pointing it out to you, pea brain. Or, maybe you're just mad cuz you didn't get an invitation.

Either way, go fvck off.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 11:42:32 PM
Oh, I saw many ways where you lied. But it's not worth my time pointing it out to you, pea brain. Or, maybe you're just mad cuz you didn't get an invitation.

Either way, go fvck off.
Does the name calling ever end?

You claimed I lied...so show where I lied.

I can show where you lied...but your real name will be in the quote.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 17, 2015, 11:45:32 PM
Does the name calling ever end?

You claimed I lied...so show where I lied.

I can show where you lied...but your real name will be in the quote.

You post my name, I'll post yours.

It's that simple.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 17, 2015, 11:48:01 PM
You post my name, I'll post yours.

It's that simple.
It's not a challenge.

I merely mentioned I could prove that you have zero integrity.

The problem with you is you're too dumb to understand how truly dumb you are.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 18, 2015, 12:07:46 AM
It's not a challenge.

I merely mentioned I could prove that you have zero integrity.

The problem with you is you're too dumb to understand how truly dumb you are.

Checkmate.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 18, 2015, 12:08:20 AM
Checkmate.
LOL...every utterance proves my point.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 18, 2015, 12:51:16 AM
No, the moral of the story is to NEVER trust a lying liberal such as yourself. But yeah, we're both very unhappy.   8*

By the way, ATG and I just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, by renewing our vows. We held the ceremony here on our farm. It was beautiful.

Sorry you couldn't make it, Fry.   ;)

It wouldn't come anyway.  I remember back long ago when it was lurking in the shadows at a MT get together.  Thats it's style, take the low road....  Keyboard rambutt.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 18, 2015, 06:20:26 AM
LOL...you can't distance yourself from him.

Ronald Reagan's opinion on Libertarianism

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." -Ronald Reagan

Who said I wanted to distance myself from him?

I happen to agree with Reagan's statement.

I think perhaps Libertarians take personal freedom a step further than I would as a Conservative, but the older I get the more I am leaning Libertarian on those issues.

So why would I want to distance myself from him again?

I want to distance myself from individuals like YOU.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 18, 2015, 06:25:08 AM
It's not a challenge.

I merely mentioned I could prove that you have zero integrity.

The problem with you is you're too dumb to understand how truly dumb you are.

How did you prove that again?

By pointing out that he is in a successful marriage between two consenting adults?

You support all sorts of nontraditional marriage - but you think Lives is somehow wrong?

The problem with you is you're too dumb to understand how truly dumb you are, and what a hypocrite you are.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on September 18, 2015, 07:35:53 AM
How did you prove that again?

By pointing out that he is in a successful marriage between two consenting adults?

You support all sorts of nontraditional marriage - but you think Lives is somehow wrong?

The problem with you is you're too dumb to understand how truly dumb you are, and what a hypocrite you are.
Oh noes!!! You called him names!!! Must mean you lost the argument!!!

Here's some names for you. You're a worthless piece of shlt who doesn't have any friends and the biggest fvcking hypocrite I've ever run across.

You're got the social skills of a tasmanian devil and the personality of a black widow spider.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 18, 2015, 08:16:31 AM
Oh noes!!! You called him names!!! Must mean you lost the argument!!!

Here's some names for you. You're a worthless piece of shlt who doesn't have any friends and the biggest fvcking hypocrite I've ever run across.

You're got the social skills of a tasmanian devil and the personality of a black widow spider.

And I suppose if MN or I were to put down your wife on this forum (like Fry did to me and Flip), you would be okay with that, huh.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 18, 2015, 08:43:49 AM
Looks like we're about to get wet!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 18, 2015, 08:47:02 AM
Looks like we're about to get wet!

I've been watching the storm advance toward us too!!!

That's okay.  I like it wet in the morning!   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 18, 2015, 08:49:44 AM
And I suppose if MN or I were to put down your wife on this forum (like Fry did to me and Flip), you would be okay with that, huh.
If you and those of your ilk would stop falsely asserting that I'm somehow jealous...I wouldn't have to make the case that there's NOTHING to be jealous about.

I actually feel sorry for her...for ever having met you.

The way you always lie...I'm sure she was taken advantage of.

At her young age...she couldn't possibly have known what a sick individual you actually were.

You know...all this meanness wouldn't have even been brought up if you fools weren't hellbent on starting fights.

If only there was a way to stop you crazy right-wingers from needlessly attacking your perceived enemies....then retaliation wouldn't be necessary.

Well it's Friday...let's hope for World peace.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 18, 2015, 10:57:45 AM
And I suppose if MN or I were to put down your wife on this forum (like Fry did to me and Flip), you would be okay with that, huh.

Why do you care?

Yes, Lily could care about those insults if they were not one getting back at you for worse.

The "liberals" you  chronically insult actually have feeling and care.

Yet, I can recall you saying 24/7 was wrong, or any other of your republican buddies.  Gosh, you can't even man up when your lies are proved.

Again, you chronically and habitually post uncivil insults, then whine and cry why they are returned.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 18, 2015, 11:04:59 AM
Ok, I read this three times, and I still don't know what the hell you're trying to say.  Sober up, then try again.


By the looks of this post, you are the one that lacks the capacity to be civil.

I did say something nice.  When have you?

I have posted about my daughter's wedding.  Her graduation with honors.  About the birth of my newest grandson.  About my 30th and 31st. Wedding anniversaries. 

Not one time from you.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 18, 2015, 11:13:26 AM
I've been watching the storm advance toward us too!!!

That's okay.  I like it wet in the morning!   ;)

All we got was a little more than a heavy dew out of it...

the road has already dried up.

Thinking about the Charter bucket truck I saw turn around in our driveway earlier and wondering when our cable is going to go out ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on September 18, 2015, 11:43:43 AM
And I suppose if MN or I were to put down your wife on this forum (like Fry did to me and Flip), you would be okay with that, huh.
Didn't say that did I SHlT for brains. You and Flipper got pushed too far and you pushed back. Just like when you and Flipper antagonize him relentlessly and make posts about him when he hasn't even commented on the subject.

When you push people too far they eventually will fight back. It's what happens when you go around and constantly push their buttons.

You and your friends here have pushed mine one too many times. You have proven that you don't want civil discourse.

Well "Cowboy" as ye sow so shall ye reap.

And the harvest is now coming in.

ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 18, 2015, 12:31:13 PM
All we got was a little more than a heavy dew out of it...

the road has already dried up.

Thinking about the Charter bucket truck I saw turn around in our driveway earlier and wondering when our cable is going to go out ??? ??? ???


Yeah, I was watching Accuweather radar, and it looked like we were in for quite a storm.  Then it dissipated right as it got to SE Michigan!  Lol

We got a light sprinkle.  That's it.  Maybe more tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 18, 2015, 01:07:14 PM

Yeah, I was watching Accuweather radar, and it looked like we were in for quite a storm.  Then it dissipated right as it got to SE Michigan!  Lol

We got a light sprinkle.  That's it.  Maybe more tonight or tomorrow.

As long as it doesn't rain from 9:30-4 or 4:30 - I don't care!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 18, 2015, 02:12:01 PM
The signs of Fall in Monroe County.
The sights and smells of the seal coating.
The banging of hammers in the neighborhood of people getting new roofs on before the Winter.
Construction projects that should have been finished months ago are still going on.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 18, 2015, 02:19:51 PM
Ok, I read this three times, and I still don't know what the hell you're trying to say.  Sober up, then try again.


By the looks of this post, you are the one that lacks the capacity to be civil.

Yet, I did say congratulations.

I have posted about my daughter's graduation at eastern with honors, about her wedding, about my newest grandson, and about my 30th and 31st wedding anniversaries.

Silence from you ion those.

Your hatred of anything not nutcase extreme right can't allow you to see human beings.

You work hard to piss people off with your insults, bullying, and hatred.  Then whine and cry like a baby when you get it back.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 18, 2015, 02:34:37 PM
Yet, I did say congratulations.

I have posted about my daughter's graduation at eastern with honors, about her wedding, about my newest grandson, and about my 30th and 31st wedding anniversaries.

Silence from you ion those.

Your hatred of anything not nutcase extreme right can't allow you to see human beings.

You work hard to piss people off with your insults, bullying, and hatred.  Then whine and cry like a baby when you get it back.

You don't deserve my respect, so your congratulations is meaningless to me.

Have a nice day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 18, 2015, 02:38:00 PM
Yet, I did say congratulations.

I have posted about my daughter's graduation at eastern with honors, about her wedding, about my newest grandson, and about my 30th and 31st wedding anniversaries.

Silence from you ion those.

Your hatred of anything not nutcase extreme right can't allow you to see human beings.

You work hard to piss people off with your insults, bullying, and hatred.  Then whine and cry like a baby when you get it back.

You don't deserve my respect, so your congratulations is meaningless to me.

Have a nice day.

Thanks for proving it so well, and so quickly.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 18, 2015, 07:29:42 PM
Yet, I did say congratulations.

I have posted about my daughter's graduation at eastern with honors, about her wedding, about my newest grandson, and about my 30th and 31st wedding anniversaries.

Silence from you ion those.

Your hatred of anything not nutcase extreme right can't allow you to see human beings.

You work hard to piss people off with your insults, bullying, and hatred.  Then whine and cry like a baby when you get it back.

Congrats on the daughter's graduation.

Congrats on getting the daughter married off.

Congrats that your offspring are having more offspring.

Congrats that your wife hasn't left you for 30 - nope 31 years.

All great accomplishments.

Congratulations.

Feel better?  Can we be friends now?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 18, 2015, 07:32:33 PM
Congrats on the daughter's graduation.

Congrats on getting the daughter married off.

Congrats that your offspring are having more offspring.

Congrats that your wife hasn't left you for 30 - nope 31 years.

All great accomplishments.

Congratulations.

Feel better?  Can we be friends now?
do you make up what LIAR thinks now too?  That was addressed to him.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 18, 2015, 07:33:38 PM
I did say something nice.  When have you?

I have posted about my daughter's wedding.  Her graduation with honors.  About the birth of my newest grandson.  About my 30th and 31st. Wedding anniversaries. 

Not one time from you.


So 6 years for Live,  18 for MN  and 31 for Duck...
Congrats to all! 

That's what I got out of 5 pages of bickering since I went up north to see my Son at School... 

This year was our 30 year anniversary as well   

and My son is doing great as a Senior at Ferris State

Can we keep the bickering in the proper forum - "Politics"...  Please!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 18, 2015, 07:43:07 PM
do you make up what LIAR thinks now too?  That was addressed to him.

I realized I never congratulated you for any of that stuff.

I felt bad.

I wanted to make amends.

I congratulated you for all that stuff.

You can chose what to do as a result of that Duck.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 18, 2015, 07:44:48 PM
So 6 years for Live,  18 for MN  and 31 for Duck...
Congrats to all! 

That's what I got out of 5 pages of bickering since I went up north to see my Son at School... 

This year was our 30 year anniversary as well   

and My son is doing great as a Senior at Ferris State

Can we keep the bickering in the proper forum - "Politics"...  Please!

Congrats on you son doing great!

Ferris State - Great Hockey Team!

I always wanted to go up there and see a game - but now the stupid B1G broke up the CCHA.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 18, 2015, 07:47:03 PM
I did say something nice.  When have you?

I have posted about my daughter's wedding.  Her graduation with honors.  About the birth of my newest grandson.  About my 30th and 31st. Wedding anniversaries. 

Not one time from you.

I'll extend the olive branch, too.

Congrats on all those things, Duck. I don't remember you posting them, but congrats anyways.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 19, 2015, 09:18:31 AM
Why won't the moderator moderate?

Something must be done to return this forum to some semblance of civility.

It's quite clear that someone behind the scenes decided to tilt everything in favor of the conservatives.

The Monroe News war against left leaning liberals seems to include disabling the report link, silently removing posts of the left, and punishing the left for their comments but doing nothing against right-wing conservative trolls that started the crap.

Condoning what the right is doing on and to this site, and doing nothing about it is tantamount to gross negligence.

And since doing nothing has now become your norm...I doubt the admin will reply...and very well may just lock the topic in the hope the message goes away.  :(

These posts are from the husband of an official in Summerfield Township.
I've requested that she resign her post as there's no way she can be objective in carrying out her duties and that makes her a liability to the township.
This practice of doing, and saying anything one wants to, without fear of retribution, all because of they are public officials...or related to one, has to stop.
If anything, they ought to be held to a higher standard.


Kacza zupa......

Nice to see you can post a readable comment......  amazing.

I take it you got your Ritalin refilled?

Francuski Smazyc.....

After listening (and selectively) reading your drivel for almost a decade now, I've come to the conclusion that the BEST PART OF YOU RAN DOWN YOUR OLD MAN'S LEG......

When you cannot foist a good comeback, revert to gramatical errors....

Jackass.

Put your underwear over your face backwards and smell your own shitte for a change....

Keyboard Rambutt....

Face the facts, you are a unarmed puzzy with a keyboard and a junker in the backyard you and the ole lady use for a cottage....

Some peole deficate with it, some talk with it.  In your case it's your speaking orfice....

I bet Fry is smart enough to lick his own balls....  Probably does regularly.....

Not to be repetitive but...  Kiss me where it stinks homo.

My dad was a KKK member in Pennsylvania.  So what?

Gee Francuski Smazyc, you won't have any exhaust pipes to suck on when in LA.  How sad.....

You'll have to some other place to put your lips.....

A large sun bleached dog turd.....

Homophobic Jackass is closer....

Hey Francuski Smazyk.....

I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know when you are done ****'in all over the forum like a pigeon with the Hershey Squirts so I can drop by and 'mark all read'....

Screw those towel head turban twister camel jockey pull starts and what they think.  They all stink anyway.

From the way you act on here (playing devils advocate and slinking about), I would have thought you had a vagina instead.....  After all, you do act like a twat most of the time...

MOST OF THE TIME??

Only when he's asleep he isn't a focking moron. ;D

No point in debating him on GMO's.  He knows nothing about farming other than what he reads or copies to this forum.....

His food comes from the grocery store.....lol

I'm not concerned, I'm not into males anyway and if I was (I'm not), I would never consider allowing Fry to blow me anyway.  he's a POS.

....... at my age, a hardon is cause for celebration.... ;D

... and while it's fodder for another thread (new), I was sickened by BSA's allowance of homosexuals on overnight campouts...  That was going too far IMO.

I sure as hell wouldn't want my son sleeping in a tent with a faggot.

Gee, you read it to comment on it.....  asshat


Not to be too redundant...  Kiss me where it stinks...  you asshat

I see the asinine bullshitte from last night has spilled over into taday....

Mr Keyboard Rambutt is desparaging LW and his wife again, you'd think at his age (Keyboard Rambutt) he's realize that not everyone can be as fortunate as LW is to have a loving wife thats younger than him....

Oh well, some can have the fruit and some only get the rind.

When I selectively read dickweed's posts, I get the impression that he's either brain dead from too much masturbation or he has the 'pump' applicator on a roundup jug stuck up his rearend and is pumping furiously to get off....

IOW, when you cannot substantiate your claims with hard facts from concrete sources, change the subject.  Thats dickweed's way....

If people who were like minded (with dickweed) ran this country, I fear to think what it would be like.....

Not a problem, dickweed has no guns except maybe a squirt gun that don't squirt anymore....

Hey dickweed..  You don't know shitte from applebutter....

It wouldn't come anyway.  I remember back long ago when it was lurking in the shadows at a MT get together.  Thats it's style, take the low road....  Keyboard rambutt.

When I first saw the story (and I didn't read it), I thought to myself, this kid is bright, building a MECHANICAL clock and taking it to school to show off...

The I find out it's a digital clock.  You can source the components fron Digi-Key for a digital clock, thats nothing.  Any idiot can assemble pre-manufactured components into a DIGITAL clock.  Takes no smarts at all, even a chimpanzee can do that...lol

....and Obama invites the kid to the Whitehouse, but then, Obama is a chimpanzee too.....

Obama blows big time.

From Dickweed.....

"The list is growing."

.....  and your brain is shrinking....  so what?

...and your brain which is already pea sized is shrinking even more.....so what?

Dickweed...

You need to imvestigate before making pronouncements you know nothing about.  CL was appointed to her position with the Township and she don't 'work' for them, she donates most of her time.....

How I consider CL is really none of your business anyway.  You are 'fishing' in the wrong pond....

As usual you don't know shitte from applebutter.  Hint, they are both brown but one stinks and one don't.  Guess which....

It's asshat and thats you.....  Sir Dickweed Asshat

I don't see where you could amount to the sweat on Regan 's balls,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ;D

Goes without saying you all know how I feel about towelheads.

No Islamophobia with me....  I know a towel head, pull start when I see (and smell) one.

The list is growing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 19, 2015, 09:29:21 AM

These posts are from the husband of an official in Summerfield Township.
I've requested that she resign her post as there's no way she can be objective in carrying out her duties and that makes her a liability to the township.
This practice of doing, and saying anything one wants to, without fear of retribution, all because of they are public officials...or related to one, has to stop.
If anything, they ought to be held to a higher standard.

 


I don't recall you seeking Catlady's resignation when she was graciously helping you out with your fence/zoning problems.

Or have you forgotten that little tidbit?

Did you ever say thank you?  If so, was it sincere?

No, I didn't think so.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 19, 2015, 09:33:36 AM

Yeah, I was watching Accuweather radar, and it looked like we were in for quite a storm.  Then it dissipated right as it got to SE Michigan!  Lol

We got a light sprinkle.  That's it.  Maybe more tonight or tomorrow.

We had two fronts go through during the night.  Lots of thunder and lightning.  I haven't ventured out yet to see how much rain we actually got but the road is still wet.  Looks like we could get some showers through most of the day.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 19, 2015, 09:35:47 AM
Just heard on the scanner...

The ambulance responding to a Frenchtown Township call is responding from "just north of Toledo Hospital"...

That's going to be a long wait :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on September 19, 2015, 09:39:25 AM
We had two fronts go through during the night.  Lots of thunder and lightning.  I haven't ventured out yet to see how much rain we actually got but the road is still wet.  Looks like we could get some showers through most of the day.

Here in Milan, we got just over half an inch last night.  The lawn needed it.

Sprinkles off and on for the next several hours, it seems.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 19, 2015, 10:27:24 AM
Here in Milan, we got just over half an inch last night.  The lawn needed it.

Sprinkles off and on for the next several hours, it seems.

Just rained real hard here a few minutes ago...  I had to go close the bedroom window (west facing)...

doesn't look like I'll be mowing any lawn today ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 19, 2015, 11:06:15 AM
 This homemade chili is smelling really good!  :P  I wonder if I can wait until noon for lunch!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: MarissaMGB on September 19, 2015, 11:27:21 AM
This homemade chili is smelling really good!  :P  I wonder if I can wait until noon for lunch!
I just bought the stuff to make that too!  :) love it with cheese on top.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 19, 2015, 12:18:06 PM
I couldn't wait until noon.  My belly is full and I'm ready for a nap! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 19, 2015, 02:23:45 PM
From Dickweed.....

"The list is growing."

.....  and your brain is shrinking....  so what?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 19, 2015, 02:57:52 PM
Just heard on the scanner...

The ambulance responding to a Frenchtown Township call is responding from "just north of Toledo Hospital"...

That's going to be a long wait :o :o :o
That's if they don't have another call more serious or that pays better...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on September 19, 2015, 05:09:30 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 20, 2015, 01:45:11 AM
I'm thinking that another trip up north is warranted -
As the Dali Lama says - enjoy life!

Just because...  ;)
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 20, 2015, 06:05:08 AM
That's if they don't have another call more serious or that pays better...

I was going to try to see how long it took them to arrive on the scene but I either got distracted or they're still on the way!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 20, 2015, 08:25:59 AM
I was going to try to see how long it took them to arrive on the scene but I either got distracted or they're still on the way!


And when you have a monopoly for a service - they dictate the staff and locations -
Can't believe a Fire Service never thought of going into EMS Transport   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 20, 2015, 08:46:26 AM
I'm thinking that another trip up north is warranted -
As the Dali Lama says - enjoy life!

Just because...  ;)
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I'm thinking right now......tauntingbullshit.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 20, 2015, 08:58:12 AM
I'm thinking right now......tauntingbullshit.

Totally tauntingbullshit.

You would think with all the time he has - he could have drafted a better Fantasy Team.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 20, 2015, 09:13:28 AM
 I'm thinking I put my heathen clothing on today.  I will be working in the yard on this beautiful day!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 20, 2015, 05:53:01 PM
I'm thinking I left home at eleven o'clock, and Fry was firmly in charge of the forum. I got back on at nearly six o'clock, and Fry is still firmly in charge. Wow!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 20, 2015, 06:37:17 PM
I'm thinking I put my heathen clothing on today.  I will be working in the yard on this beautiful day!

I did some of that myself!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 22, 2015, 12:43:10 PM
I'm not sure I've ever seen more beautiful weather.
Life doesn't suck!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 01:11:06 PM
I'm not sure I've ever seen more beautiful weather.
Life doesn't suck!

Unless you are in Mississippi where it is still in the low 90's, and humid as ****.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 22, 2015, 04:28:42 PM
My breakfast this morning. It's still cereal right?!
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 22, 2015, 06:21:30 PM
 My breakfast was at the new Monroe grill :-) I loved it!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 07:03:24 PM
I am thinking I am wondering if one of those on the right will finally say something to 24/7 about revealing personal information about other posters.

The sick freak doesn't care how disgusting he gets or how low he goes and you are all silent to the freak.

WHY?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 07:10:50 PM
Why is that you right wing freaks like to nose around in other people private lives and advertise it to everyone on talks as a way to stop anyone from talking?

What's next freak.  My home address?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 07:14:35 PM
I didn't reveal anything.

I merely commented on information that Ducksoup posted in the past - and he clearly doesn't remember posting.

I just want the record on that to be PERFECTLY clear.

Sorry for littering this post with this explanation.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 07:19:17 PM
I didn't reveal anything.

I merely commented on information that Ducksoup posted in the past - and he clearly doesn't remember posting.

I just want the record on that to be PERFECTLY clear.

Sorry for littering this post with this explanation.

Where did I say it? 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 07:25:56 PM
Where did I say it?

On the Monroe Talks Forum.

Go find it yourself.

It is out there - I have better things to do.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 07:29:17 PM
On the Monroe Talks Forum.

Go find it yourself.

It is out there - I have better things to do.

It doesn't exist creep

why were you digging in my personal life and telling it to talks?

Why are all you right wing people silent to it?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 07:30:41 PM
I used to ask if there was any disgusting low level 24/7 would go to to stop people from talking.
nope

he just loves to piss people off and has never ever tried to talk to anyone not far right.

why are you all silent when you freaks do it?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 07:33:27 PM
It doesn't exist creep

why were you digging in my personal life and telling it to talks?

Why are all you right wing people silent to it?

It does exist.

You posted it.

You don't remember posting it.

Now you are ranting and raving and making unfounded accusations.

Please go find it - and delete it. 

We can then delete this whole diatribe so the rest of the forum doesn't have to be subjected to it - and your private life can be private.

Fair enough?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 07:34:50 PM
It does exist.

You posted it.

You don't remember posting it.

Now you are ranting and raving and making unfounded accusations.

Please go find it - and delete it. 

We can then delete this whole diatribe so the rest of the forum doesn't have to be subjected to it - and your private life can be private.

Fair enough?

find it you creep, it DOES NOT EXIST.

why were you investigating my private life you fvcking scumbag?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 22, 2015, 08:41:13 PM
..Probably don't exist now because you deleted it.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 22, 2015, 08:43:05 PM
Duck, you aren't the only one on SSD.  There are probably millions on it,  Don't be all flustered and call people names.  No biggie far as I'm concerned...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 08:44:09 PM
..Probably don't exist now because you deleted it.....
Nope, have never deleted anything ever.

It doesn't exist because it doesn't exist.

But, I will mark you down for excusing his sick behavior.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 08:45:52 PM
Duck, you aren't the only one on SSD.  There are probably millions on it,  Don't be all flustered and call people names.  No biggie far as I'm concerned...

Flip, it is not that.  I am not ashamed.  I worked then even when I could no longer my mind pretended I could and years passed with my family and friends telling me it was time to give it up.  It took too many years to accept it.

But, I would never have said it here because it would be used as a weapon of insult exactly like how 24/7 did it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 08:48:41 PM
I have been trying to stay on topic and limit the return insults.  What do I get... your 24/7 going for the personal information for the big piss off.

Why are you all silent about his crap?

You harped at me about ff and I really have always tried to stop people from doing personal stuff.

Yet, 24/7 goes there and silence.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 09:49:51 PM
Duck, you aren't the only one on SSD.  There are probably millions on it,  Don't be all flustered and call people names.  No biggie far as I'm concerned...

It isn't a biggie at all if you really need it, which Duck clearly does.

It is as much of a non issue as wanting to retire at 55 when you planned your whole career for that.

Yet some make big issues out of nothing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 09:55:07 PM
And some people need to chill out.  Sometimes I feel like I went down the rabbit hole...but this ain't Wonderland.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 09:57:24 PM
And some people need to chill out.  Sometimes I feel like I went down the rabbit hole...but this ain't Wonderland.

Monroe isn't Wonderland?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 10:01:10 PM
MT definitely isn't.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 10:03:55 PM
MT definitely isn't.

Yet I will miss it if the new owners pull the plug.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 10:06:47 PM
What?  And miss all this "intelligent" conversation.  I can't imagine!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 22, 2015, 10:06:56 PM
MT definitely isn't.
Yes it is; I wonder about it all the time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 10:08:26 PM
Well, when you put it that way, I agree.  I also shake my head a lot.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 10:14:54 PM
I am an eternal optimist.

I always think next time will be better!

 :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:16:24 PM
And some people need to chill out.  Sometimes I feel like I went down the rabbit hole...but this ain't Wonderland.
Thanks
I appreciate that you blame me for your scrum buddy talking about my personal life to insult me. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:18:32 PM
It isn't a biggie at all if you really need it, which Duck clearly does.

It is as much of a non issue as wanting to retire at 55 when you planned your whole career for that.

Yet some make big issues out of nothing.
You used it as an insult scum.  Post where I said it garbage scow.  I did not.  Why were you playing stalker scum?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 22, 2015, 10:21:41 PM
Thanks
I appreciate that you blame me for your scrum buddy talking about my personal life to insult me. 


Catlady accused you of nothing. You may actually need a chill pill, but she did not mention you in any way. Take a chill pill.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 22, 2015, 10:24:57 PM
You used it as an insult scum.  Post where I said it garbage scow.  I did not.  Why were you playing stalker scum?


Yep, you need a chill pill. You are totally out of control.Do you proof what you post, or are you so angry that you just spout?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 10:28:31 PM
Thanks
I appreciate that you blame me for your scrum buddy talking about my personal life to insult me.

I did not blame you for anything.  I don't have any scrum buddies.  In fact, I often wonder what is the matter with people who insult, insinuate and in general are boring as hell.  It's too bad you can't stop seeing everyone as the enemy.  I have never wished you ill will.  If doing that to me makes you feel better, have at it.  I am not interested in your personal life or anyone else's - I have enough handling my own life. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:28:49 PM
Catlady accused you of nothing. You may actually need a chill pill, but she did not mention you in any way. Take a chill pill.
Oh, I see.  She was having a chit chat with 24/7 because he needed to chill.

I notice you don't call out 24/7 either.  Funny....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 10:30:15 PM
You BOTH need to chill, IMO (which doesn't mean a rat's *** to either of you).
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:32:26 PM
I did not blame you for anything.  I don't have any scrum buddies.  In fact, I often wonder what is the matter with people who insult, insinuate and in general are boring as hell.  It's too bad you can't stop seeing everyone as the enemy.  I have never wished you ill will.  If doing that to me makes you feel better, have at it.  I am not interested in your personal life or anyone else's - I have enough handling my own life. 

Sure but you called me out to say ff was posting personal information.  Scrum bucket does it and all is silent.

It is nice that you don't care about my personal life.  That doesn't change that 24/7 was a stalker and thought it fun to use my personal information as an insult.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 22, 2015, 10:33:44 PM
Oh, I see.  She was having a chit chat with 24/7 because he needed to chill.

I notice you don't call out 24/7 either.  Funny....
Now I remember why I put people on ignore.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:34:13 PM
I just came to see if even one of you had a shred of decency to say he was wrong.  I didn't expect it, and am not surprised.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:35:15 PM
Now I remember why I put people on ignore.
Two faced you are.  Why do you defend 24/7 for stalking?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 22, 2015, 10:39:45 PM
Two faced you are.  Why do you defend 24/7 for stalking?
Show me EXACTLY where I defended him.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 10:41:35 PM
Sure but you called me out to say ff was posting personal information.  Scrum bucket does it and all is silent.

Pardon?  I don't recall calling you out on anything.  I am not silent but obviously ignored.

It is nice that you don't care about my personal life.  That doesn't change that 24/7 was a stalker and thought it fun to use my personal information as an insult.

And I've been insulted a number of times.  But since I don't sleep with that person AND I don't have to take the insult, I really don't care.  Life is about how you react or don't react.  Your choice.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 10:50:47 PM
Then why is it acceptable for FF to post personal information about us and others?  This is a PUBLIC forum, you twits!  Personal information about ANYONE does not belong on here.  I'd say try acting like RESPONSIBLE adults but you ALL have proven you are not capable of doing so.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 22, 2015, 10:53:38 PM
You BOTH need to chill, IMO (which doesn't mean a rat's *** to either of you).

I've chilled!  I'm sitting on the sidelines.  Using logic is futile anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 11:00:49 PM

Quote from: CatLady on September 16, 2015, 10:53:43 AM

Then why is it acceptable for FF to post personal information about us and others?  This is a PUBLIC forum, you twits!  Personal information about ANYONE does not belong on here.  I'd say try acting like RESPONSIBLE adults but you ALL have proven you are not capable of doing so.

**************************************************************************************
I do not consider that calling you out.  If you consider it that, I apologize but please read the rest of what I wrote. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 11:01:57 PM
Pardon?  I don't recall calling you out on anything.  I am not silent but obviously ignored.

And I've been insulted a number of times.  But since I don't sleep with that person AND I don't have to take the insult, I really don't care.  Life is about how you react or don't react.  Your choice.

It isn't so much the information.  It is that he found it out somewhere not here and used it to insult...

But that still is not it.  No one has still said he was wrong.  Everyone jumps at ff but silence about him.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on September 22, 2015, 11:10:40 PM
It isn't so much the information.  It is that he found it out somewhere not here and used it to insult...

But that still is not it.  No one has still said he was wrong.  Everyone jumps at ff but silence about him.


Your skin should be just a tad thicker, maybe? you did earlier post a lot of your personal information, some of which 24/7 has referenced. Give your hate a little rest.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on September 22, 2015, 11:15:15 PM
But that still is not it.  No one has still said he was wrong.  Everyone jumps at ff but silence about him.

"This is a PUBLIC forum, you twits!  Personal information about ANYONE does not belong on here."  I thought this was pretty specific.  I don't think is necessary to put "names" and I don't want to type 10 pages of names anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2015, 11:22:20 PM
Your skin should be just a tad thicker, maybe? you did earlier post a lot of your personal information, some of which 24/7 has referenced. Give your hate a little rest.
Yes, a long time ago, even when disagreeing we could be friendly.  I did say a lot about my life.  That ended long ago.  When anything you say is a weapon to insult, it doesn't make one feel like sharing... does it.

I know I have talked surgeries and pain.  I would not, especially the time frame, said ss disability because it would be used as a weapon of insult just like 24/7 used it.

But, if you find that nonexistent post, you let me know.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 23, 2015, 04:31:03 AM
The assertion that DS revealed certain details of his life simply isn't true.

The monroe native thing is tossing out lies in an effort to piss off as many of his targets as possible...which is akin to throwing his dirty underwear at the wall and hoping something sticks.

I asked my friend Carlos Ghosn what he thought of his employee, collecting a salary, and rather than doing the job he's being paid to do, actually wastes it causing trouble on a forum.

As an example, just yesterday the imbecile started his daily routine at 8:22 am and didn't stop 'til 10:53 pm..and those of his ilk such as the four-eyed guy, didn't even yip...but that's the way the right-wing hypocrites play that game.

Okay I made up the part about talking to Carlos...but here's a pro-tip for the MN imbecile...too many hours at the keyboard equates to muscle atrophy...and while your one arm may still be getting a workout from the masturbation performed every time you feel victorious over your victim...when one plays the biggest ahole 24/7...it's best to be able to back up that big mouth.

But that's not why I logged on...I wanted to mention that a fog rolled in...but because I'm near the water, it may only be foggy around here.

Yesterday was a big day for seeing helicopters throughout the day. At first, I kept hearing 'em but they seemed just over the treeline. Then they appeared in another location circling... and later they did the same thing in another location.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 23, 2015, 08:07:35 AM
I think we got a very foggy 'first day of fall' greeting this morning.  Some schools on 2 hour delay and probably others that should be.  I can't see the east edge of our lawn looking into the sun! 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 23, 2015, 08:43:10 AM
The assertion that DS revealed certain details of his life simply isn't true.

But it is true.  Just because you and Duck say it isn't true doesn't mean it isn't.

I didn't make it up, and I read it on this forum.

Also - please stop your homoerotic fantasies involving me.  Frankly it is creepy, and while I am supposed to say I don't find anything wrong with that, it makes me very uncomfortable knowing that you get off thinking about me like that.

As for Carlos - I got the highest award in the Company yesterday - The Chairman's Award - though I wasn't there for the ceremony - because I am out doing what I do.  Apparently someone on high thinks I do a pretty good job.  Who am I to tell them they are wrong?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 23, 2015, 10:08:27 PM
I'm thinking I didn't miss much being out of "internet" range,

Enjoyed a perfect past several days of weather up north - cool in the evening - warm and sunny in the day!   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 23, 2015, 10:51:45 PM
I'm thinking I didn't miss much being out of "internet" range,

Enjoyed a perfect past several days of weather up north - cool in the evening - warm and sunny in the day!   

How many rounds of golf did you get in?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 24, 2015, 12:20:33 AM
How many rounds of golf did you get in?
5 1/2 rounds in 4 days...   

the weather was much nicer than my game the last two! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 26, 2015, 03:31:15 PM
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0926/Supermoon-lunar-eclipse-Do-you-live-where-you-can-see-it (http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0926/Supermoon-lunar-eclipse-Do-you-live-where-you-can-see-it)

I'm thinking our chances will be good tomorrow night!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on September 26, 2015, 08:50:54 PM
5 1/2 rounds in 4 days...   

the weather was much nicer than my game the last two!
Look at the bright side....your money was well spent...albeit by me!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2015, 07:12:32 AM
[url]http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0926/Supermoon-lunar-eclipse-Do-you-live-where-you-can-see-it[/url] ([url]http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0926/Supermoon-lunar-eclipse-Do-you-live-where-you-can-see-it[/url])

I'm thinking our chances will be good tomorrow night!


Right now we have a lot of cloud cover :( :( :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 08:21:18 AM
Look at the bright side....your money was well spent...albeit by me!  ;D ;D ;D

You donated it to the City FF Retirement Fund, or the one that trains LE to be FF?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on September 27, 2015, 08:56:09 AM
You donated it to the City FF Retirement Fund, or the one that trains LE to be FF?
Imagine that! A taxpayer recovered some money from a retiree...and blew it on a bottle of wine!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 27, 2015, 08:59:43 AM
Imagine that! A taxpayer recovered some money from a retiree...and blew it on a bottle of wine!

I am willing to bet the retiree partook from the bottle he paid for?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 09:01:54 AM
Imagine that! A taxpayer recovered some money from a retiree...and blew it on a bottle of wine!
Come on BB, you can do better than that with the perfect set up I gave you!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on September 27, 2015, 09:04:19 AM
Come on BB, you can do better than that with the perfect set up I gave you!   ;D
Leave it alone Fuzz. He is beat down emotionally right now. Something about pork chops and 4 putts!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 09:15:30 AM
The 4 putts I can understand......what is the deal with the pork chops?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on September 27, 2015, 12:15:37 PM
The 4 putts I can understand......what is the deal with the pork chops?
A 9 is referred to as a pork chop...and he could open a small butcher shop!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 06:41:40 PM
LOL......were you taunting him on his back swing again?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2015, 07:37:37 PM
Keeping an eye outside watching the clouds to see if we'll be able to see the eclipse...

watching the TV inside to see if the Lions are going to surprise us tonight!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 27, 2015, 08:39:30 PM
Watching the moon.   Right now it is very large and bright.   I hope the clouds stay away long enough to see the red moon and eclipse.   That is, if I can manage to stay awake....

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 27, 2015, 08:56:57 PM
Watching the moon.   Right now it is very large and bright.   I hope the clouds stay away long enough to see the red moon and eclipse.   That is, if I can manage to stay awake....

Just watch the Lions - that is exciting and should keep you awake.

No......  scratch that - it would probably backfire with this offense.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 27, 2015, 09:13:11 PM
The moon is keeping me up just fine.   Football?   Me, watch it?   giggles ..... I would be bored, sorry.   Definitely would fall asleep.


The eclipse is starting....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2015, 09:15:41 PM
The moon is keeping me up just fine.   Football?   Me, watch it?   giggles ..... I would be bored, sorry.   Definitely would fall asleep.


The eclipse is starting....

We have a very nice opening in the clouds.  The left side of the moon is missing ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 27, 2015, 09:19:39 PM
The moon is keeping me up just fine.   Football?   Me, watch it?   giggles ..... I would be bored, sorry.   Definitely would fall asleep.


The eclipse is starting....

I'm bored and I like football!

The Eclipse is cool - and I hope the hole in the clouds hold up!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 27, 2015, 09:31:15 PM
Must not be a very good game, MN.  Why are you still watching that?   ;)

The eclipse seems to be coming quickly.   The moon moves in and out of the clouds quickly.   When does it turn red?   I can see faint red rings around it, along the cloud line...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 27, 2015, 09:38:27 PM
Must not be a very good game, MN.  Why are you still watching that?   ;)

The eclipse seems to be coming quickly.   The moon moves in and out of the clouds quickly.   When does it turn red?   I can see faint red rings around it, along the cloud line...

Being a Lions Fan is like having a Crack Addiction.

You hate yourself for it, but you just have to keep taking that next hit.

My last trip out you could barely see the moon through low level clouds that are quickly blowing by.  It was hard to tell what was the clouds and what was the eclipse.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2015, 09:50:30 PM
It's about 3/4 gone!

Clouds are staying away so far!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 27, 2015, 10:17:09 PM
Just about full eclipse - better pics on TV from Detroit's game... 


I see the lions fell asleep on 4th and 1... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 27, 2015, 10:21:25 PM
Just about full eclipse - better pics on TV from Detroit's game... 


I see the lions fell asleep on 4th and 1...

Just enough of the moon showing to see all the clouds moving in now.  If it doesn't clear at least we got to see what we did ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 27, 2015, 10:37:12 PM
It was gorgeous.  I got to see it in all its red glory .... but my pics look totally different than what I saw  >:(   (probably should have used the tripod, they are strange looking alien shapes  8* )   Too many clouds now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 11:00:22 PM
Couldn't get the tripod out of the bedroom, aye?   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 28, 2015, 08:14:29 AM
Couldn't get the tripod out of the bedroom, aye?   ;)

more like I probably would not have left the bedroom   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 28, 2015, 08:41:14 AM
You're still my hero, Skitt!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Skittelroo on September 28, 2015, 08:44:37 AM
Aww, Fuzz .... you make me smile, and not  take life too politically correct.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 28, 2015, 08:46:37 AM
Trying to be politically correct 100% of the time is WAY too much work for me, other than that it is so dynamic that I can't keep up with what is from one day to the next.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on September 28, 2015, 08:55:47 PM
But it is true.  Just because you and Duck say it isn't true doesn't mean it isn't.
And just because you said you read it on the forum doesn't mean it's true.

I didn't make it up, and I read it on this forum.
I don't know where you find your info but that tidbit wasn't posted on the forum.

Also - please stop your homoerotic fantasies involving me.  Frankly it is creepy, and while I am supposed to say I don't find anything wrong with that, it makes me very uncomfortable knowing that you get off thinking about me like that.
LOL...I'm not gay...but if you and I were ever locked up together...I would consider you my girlfriend.

As for Carlos - I got the highest award in the Company yesterday - The Chairman's Award - though I wasn't there for the ceremony - because I am out doing what I do.  Apparently someone on high thinks I do a pretty good job.  Who am I to tell them they are wrong?
So what you're saying is...Carlos Ghosn is clueless. Got it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 29, 2015, 10:05:58 AM
Thinking that last night was another night of Fry's useless blather and cut-n-pasta so I went to another forum where you can have a meaningful discussion without constantly reading opinions and articles written by someone alien to your area.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 29, 2015, 10:30:07 AM
I'm thinking if you have to go back and read 2 pages of stuff - to make a reply/comment... 
and then one that isn't anything but an insult -
you've got a problem...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on September 29, 2015, 07:18:18 PM
Some good news from the doctor. A1c is 5.7, down from the 8's.
Don't have to take Glipizide anymore. Yeee Haaawww!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 29, 2015, 08:21:54 PM
Some good news from the doctor. A1c is 5.7, down from the 8's.
Don't have to take Glipizide anymore. Yeee Haaawww!

A toast to good Health is in order!   

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 29, 2015, 09:51:08 PM
I'm thinking if you have to go back and read 2 pages of stuff - to make a reply/comment... 
and then one that isn't anything but an insult -
you've got a problem...

I didn't read any of it.  Just looked at the poster...on and on and on.....

Not a problem with me at all.  I just 'mark all read' and continue on....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 30, 2015, 09:12:29 AM
It's the last day of the month...

we still have Kroger Fuel Rewards points to use.  Just checked gas prices and Monroe is about a dime lower than Toledo :-\ :-\ :-\  Wonder what is up with that :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on September 30, 2015, 01:20:48 PM
Some good news from the doctor. A1c is 5.7, down from the 8's.
Don't have to take Glipizide anymore. Yeee Haaawww!

Congrats Mayo!

I have no idea what any of that stuff means - but it sounds great!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on September 30, 2015, 03:25:01 PM
Congrats Mayo!

I have no idea what any of that stuff means - but it sounds great!

 ;D
It's a measure used to determine Diabetes...  or pre-diabetes tendencies as we age!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on October 01, 2015, 06:14:04 AM
Up early this morning. I have to drive to the east side to pickup the grandson.
I hope the freeway gods will be smiling on me...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 01, 2015, 08:03:10 AM
I heard on the early news that 'someone' in Michigan won the Powerball last night ;D ;D ;D

so I started checking numbers...

AND...

it wasn't ME :( :( :(

My wife just said it was over on the west side of the state in Three Rivers.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 01, 2015, 08:14:34 AM
We got gas at the Kroger on S. Monroe street yesterday for $2.189 (before our $.40 Rewards discount). 

At the same time the gas in Toledo was averaging $2.279 :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 01, 2015, 10:28:55 AM
I quit watching.  You 'gotta have it' so it is what it is.  Still better than $4 bucks a gallon for weasel pee...... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 02, 2015, 10:16:05 AM
The other day my wife noticed the fuel price at the Pilot was $2.45 so she thought the price was on the rise...that was until she noticed that Kroger still had it for $2.19

Odd to see such a wide difference.

Guess the Pilot didn't want many customers that day.

Here's another thing.

It seems to be common practice for truckers to unload several boxes of perishable goods at truck stops.

I'm not sure why they do that but they do.

Just the other day...4 cases of organic romaine lettuce and a couple cases of organic green onions was left sitting outside a dumpster at local fuel stop.

Looked great...and while the minimum wage employees helped themselves to all they could possibly eat...and offered up to anyone interested...a lot remained behind.

I suggested that they call a food bank...but apparently some people can't take the time to do that.

Does anyone know of anyone interested in taking a couple of cases?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 02, 2015, 01:32:32 PM
The other day my wife noticed the fuel price at the Pilot was $2.45 so she thought the price was on the rise...that was until she noticed that Kroger still had it for $2.19

Odd to see such a wide difference.

Guess the Pilot didn't want many customers that day.

Here's another thing.

It seems to be common practice for truckers to unload several boxes of perishable goods at truck stops.

I'm not sure why they do that but they do.

Just the other day...4 cases of organic romaine lettuce and a couple cases of organic green onions was left sitting outside a dumpster at local fuel stop.

Looked great...and while the minimum wage employees helped themselves to all they could possibly eat...and offered up to anyone interested...a lot remained behind.

I suggested that they call a food bank...but apparently some people can't take the time to do that.

Does anyone know of anyone interested in taking a couple of cases?

I don't know anyone who eats out of dumpsters.

Sorry.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 02, 2015, 01:43:59 PM
That explains a lot about the lack of compassion you have for those not as fortunate as you that are in that situation, but you know charitable organizations that would help feed the folks since you donate so generously to them.

Fry....I can't help but to think one of the shelters here in town would be at least interested.  Not sure.  They may have source regulations they have to meet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 02, 2015, 10:07:57 PM
That explains a lot about the lack of compassion you have for those not as fortunate as you that are in that situation, but you know charitable organizations that would help feed the folks since you donate so generously to them.

Fry....I can't help but to think one of the shelters here in town would be at least interested.  Not sure.  They may have source regulations they have to meet.

The funny thing is.....  this isn't about compassion, it is about following laws and regulations, and protecting people from disease and food poisoning.

Come to think about it - when I put it like that - it IS about compassion.  Giving people food poisoning isn't very compassionate.

When you do a food distribution, or when you prepare food, you need to meet the standards of the Health Department Fuzz.

That food wouldn't fit the bill any longer.

Food can't be sat on the ground - even it it is in a bag, in a box, etc.  The food has to be sitting off the ground on a pallet, or up on a table, in another container, but never on the ground directly.

Hence - that food sitting in a box by a dumpster - doesn't meet the Health Department Requirements to give away anymore.

I would rather spend my hard earned dollars to buy food that I know is safe, and isn't going to make people sick, which I do, and we do follow Health Department Regulations in the distribution and preparation of it.

There is a reason that you have to get some certifications in food handling before MCOP will sign you up - they want you being safe - and following the laws - and making sure the food that is distributed is safe when it reaches the consumers. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 03, 2015, 08:40:26 AM
I'm thinking you better hold onto your hat or cap when you go outside this morning...

I had another lakeshore warning on my phone this morning!

Looking like a lot of rain out in Maryland :-\ :-\ :-\


Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 03, 2015, 09:22:01 AM
Wonder if they will get the game in out there today?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on October 03, 2015, 09:24:18 AM
Looks like a flannel shirt day. And it feels so right for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 03, 2015, 12:14:40 PM
Looks like a flannel shirt day. And it feels so right for some reason.

Yes it does!

The convertible in the garage is looking kind of silly today.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2015, 03:05:36 AM
The funny thing is.....  this isn't about compassion, it is about following laws and regulations, and protecting people from disease and food poisoning.

Come to think about it - when I put it like that - it IS about compassion.  Giving people food poisoning isn't very compassionate.

When you do a food distribution, or when you prepare food, you need to meet the standards of the Health Department Fuzz.

That food wouldn't fit the bill any longer.

Food can't be sat on the ground - even it it is in a bag, in a box, etc.  The food has to be sitting off the ground on a pallet, or up on a table, in another container, but never on the ground directly.

Hence - that food sitting in a box by a dumpster - doesn't meet the Health Department Requirements to give away anymore.

I would rather spend my hard earned dollars to buy food that I know is safe, and isn't going to make people sick, which I do, and we do follow Health Department Regulations in the distribution and preparation of it.

There is a reason that you have to get some certifications in food handling before MCOP will sign you up - they want you being safe - and following the laws - and making sure the food that is distributed is safe when it reaches the consumers.
LOL...so you're the dolt that SCF mentioned that thinks food originated in a supermarket.

The lettuce and green onions I spoke of actually grew in soil...and it's always wise to rinse 'em before consuming.

Of course, being organic, they shouldn't have the pesticide residue that the non-organic stuff has...but I'd wash 'em nonetheless.

As for donating 'em...they're already not looking all that fresh anymore.

But if anyone has any pets, such as rabbits, that'll eat those heads of organic romaine lettuce...let me know quick before I put 'em in the compost pile.

They still taste great...but I prefer Iceberg lettuce.

My wife cut up a bunch of those organic green onions and stuck 'em in the freezer.

We'll see how that works out.

We still have a case of those if anybody is interested.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 09:18:05 AM
LOL...so you're the dolt that SCF mentioned that thinks food originated in a supermarket.

The lettuce and green onions I spoke of actually grew in soil...and it's always wise to rinse 'em before consuming.

Of course, being organic, they shouldn't have the pesticide residue that the non-organic stuff has...but I'd wash 'em nonetheless.

As for donating 'em...they're already not looking all that fresh anymore.

But if anyone has any pets, such as rabbits, that'll eat those heads of organic romaine lettuce...let me know quick before I put 'em in the compost pile.

They still taste great...but I prefer Iceberg lettuce.

My wife cut up a bunch of those organic green onions and stuck 'em in the freezer.

We'll see how that works out.

We still have a case of those if anybody is interested.

No kidding Fry.

I don't eat out of dumpsters.

I don't expect others to eat out of dumpsters.

I respect the rule of law.

Sorry if you can't get down with those concepts.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2015, 11:04:42 AM
No kidding Fry.

I don't eat out of dumpsters.

I don't expect others to eat out of dumpsters.

I respect the rule of law.

Sorry if you can't get down with those concepts.
Well I grew up poor and do recall when I stumbled upon some fruit and vegetables that a supermarket tossed out.

I was just a kid...back when parenting was more of the free-range type...but finding a whole pineapple with little apparent damage made my day.

My empty stomach was thrilled.

But people like you, born with a silver spoon, may never understand the economic realities of the poor.

One does what they have to do to survive.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2015, 11:09:50 AM
Hey all you right-wing "conservative" curmudgeons...listen up!

Put in your teeth, tighten up the straps to your overalls, and get outside.

Google has their mapping vehicles in the area so here's your chance for your attention-whoring to shine.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 11:25:30 AM
What I have observed in life are that some can not comprehend the notion of living in poverty.  Just the way it is.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 11:39:04 AM
So am I to understand that Fry and Fuzz is against the laws of this country designed to prevent people from eating tainted foods that could make them sick?

And I am "not compassionate" because I understand the health codes involving the safe handling and storage of foods, and I follow those?

Give me a freaking break.

Making people sick with tainted food is NOT compassionate.

You two make me laugh.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2015, 12:26:25 PM
So am I to understand that Fry and Fuzz is against the laws of this country designed to prevent people from eating tainted foods that could make them sick?

And I am "not compassionate" because I understand the health codes involving the safe handling and storage of foods, and I follow those?

Give me a freaking break.

Making people sick with tainted food is NOT compassionate.

You two make me laugh.
Your assumption that anyone is against food safety regulations was wrong...as was your assumption of "tainted" vegetables.

But you live in your own little world...which as I've said before...may be the result of your indoctrination.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 12:35:46 PM
So am I to understand that Fry and Fuzz is against the laws of this country designed to prevent people from eating tainted foods that could make them sick?

And I am "not compassionate" because I understand the health codes involving the safe handling and storage of foods, and I follow those?

Give me a freaking break.

Making people sick with tainted food is NOT compassionate.

You two make me laugh.

There you go spouting off at the mouth and trying to put words in mine......everything is about you, and the name for it is what your friends say most about you.

I simply said, and it may be a coincidence that we have discussed this before, but unless you have walked a mile in the shoes of someone who has had to do without and live in poverty that they (and I said most) seldom understand the plight of the poor.  Now if you fit that, toofucking bad!

You do not make me laugh, you actually make me sick!  You are a full of yourself moron who has never wanted for anything in your life other than friends who will not talk about just how strange you are behind your back!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 03:09:09 PM
There you go spouting off at the mouth and trying to put words in mine......everything is about you, and the name for it is what your friends say most about you.

I simply said, and it may be a coincidence that we have discussed this before, but unless you have walked a mile in the shoes of someone who has had to do without and live in poverty that they (and I said most) seldom understand the plight of the poor.  Now if you fit that, toofucking bad!

You do not make me laugh, you actually make me sick!  You are a full of yourself moron who has never wanted for anything in your life other than friends who will not talk about just how strange you are behind your back!

Fuzz,

All you have to do if you want to see a "full of yourself moron" is look in a mirror.

Have a nice day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 03:49:24 PM
I could care less what your opinion is of me, not from a moronic narcissist such as yourself who has led a sheltered life with no real friends. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 03:53:13 PM
I could care less what your opinion is of me, not from a moronic narcissist such as yourself who has led a sheltered life with no real friends.

Does your wife know that you hear voices in your head?

I would stay on here and chat with you - but I'm going to go to a Hockey game with a friend in a bit.

Oh, wait - that doesn't mesh with what the voices in the head are telling you about me.

What to do?  What to do?  Hmmmmmm......
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 03:54:32 PM
I seldom say this because of the insensitivity, but you are fuckingretarded!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 03:55:54 PM
I seldom say this because of the insensitivity, but you are fuckingretarded!

Nice. 

Pretty sure you violated the TOS there somehow.

Name calling all you have left Fuzz?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 03:58:03 PM
Yes, actually stating facts.

Here is a TOS violation for you.....blow me!

If I get booted off here I will have one less annoyance in my life.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 03:59:36 PM
Yes, actually stating facts.

Here is a TOS violation for you.....blow me!

If I get booted off here I will have one less annoyance in my life.

No thanks.

I will pass on that offer.

Maybe Fry would be interested in that though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 04:06:02 PM
Oh, very good comeback!  Now tighten up those suspenders, pull up your big girl panties, and get to the game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on October 04, 2015, 05:51:52 PM
So I was watching the new Fiat commercial, where the guy tries to take the viagra and throws it out the window and it goes in the gas tank in a Fiat. And suddenly the Fiat gets bigger.

My question is does the Fiat get small again, and if it stays big for more than 4 hours should they see a mechanic?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2015, 08:01:01 PM
No thanks.

I will pass on that offer.

Maybe Fry would be interested in that though.
You're the one that said you didn't have a gag reflex.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 04, 2015, 08:54:20 PM
So I was watching the new Fiat commercial, where the guy tries to take the viagra and throws it out the window and it goes in the gas tank in a Fiat. And suddenly the Fiat gets bigger.

My question is does the Fiat get small again, and if it stays big for more than 4 hours should they see a mechanic?


LOL   many don't realize what happens if you have that "4 hour" session...   
Someone has to drain it with a needle!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 09:14:56 PM
You're the one that said you didn't have a gag reflex.  ;)

No - that was you.

Now run on over to Fuzz's house and make him happy Fry.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 09:17:59 PM
I'd welcome Fry to my house, unlike you.

Idiot.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 04, 2015, 09:18:57 PM
Fry, just let it go.  Apparently 24/7 got picked on a lot today and has to run around insulting people to try and feel like a big man that he lacks the capacity to be.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2015, 09:19:19 PM
No - that was you.

Now run on over to Fuzz's house and make him happy Fry.
LOL...prep h mentioned draining something and you were eager to reply.

I've always wondered why you admitted to not having a gag reflex.

Guess I just assumed you were advertising to your other right-wing butt buddies.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: lilly on October 04, 2015, 09:59:43 PM
I'd welcome Fry to my house, unlike Monroe Native.
Well Fuzz, I'd rather invite a troop of AIDS infested, feces throwing monkeys into my house before I'd invite Monroe Native in.

They'd be better mannered and it would be easier to get the stench out.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on October 05, 2015, 06:40:01 AM
Thank goodness the nastiness has died down.

The weatherman says the next 3 days are going to be beautiful...and since those days are numbered...I plan to take advantage of 'em.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 05, 2015, 08:02:47 AM
Thank goodness the nastiness has died down.

The weatherman says the next 3 days are going to be beautiful...and since those days are numbered...I plan to take advantage of 'em.

I've been 'channel surfing' all the morning news channels looking at all the storm damage especially in South Carolina!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on October 06, 2015, 12:41:58 AM
BRD and other Up North fans, Ma Deeters, a massive log structure that was close to 100 years old, burned down last week in Luzerne Mi.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 06, 2015, 08:13:01 AM
BRD and other Up North fans, Ma Deeters, a massive log structure that was close to 100 years old, burned down last week in Luzerne Mi.


Wow, that was a weekend 'road trip' destination for lots of people in the Midland area. 

I didn't realize how old it was...   back in those days I wasn't so much into historic stuff ;) ;) ;)

Here's some neat photos on the history page of their website:

http://www.madeeters.com/history.htm (http://www.madeeters.com/history.htm)


I sure hope they're able to re-build.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on October 08, 2015, 06:13:24 PM
Monroe Squawks is back!  I actually missed it.   ;)  Must be all that scintillating dialogue.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 08, 2015, 07:07:38 PM
Yeah, I thought they did away with it for good!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 08, 2015, 07:28:50 PM
I figured they 'pulled the plug'.  This is such a nice forum to participate in/on after all...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 09, 2015, 09:17:00 PM
It's nice to be home!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 10, 2015, 07:32:33 AM
Is it WWIII or hunting season???  I woke up to gunfire this morning!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 10, 2015, 07:56:30 AM
Funny you say that.....I was going to ask the same thing.  My guess is the opening day of duck season.

At first I thought who in the hell is shooting off fireworks this time of morning.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 10, 2015, 09:43:32 AM
My guess is the opening day of duck season.


Wabbit season!!!!

Duck season!!!!

Wabbit season!!!!


Sorry, I just pictured Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny there. Lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 10, 2015, 09:56:17 AM
How could you leave out Elmer Fudd in that analogy.  LMAO

I'm assuming it is duck as I could hear the shots coming down the river valley once I got outside.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 11, 2015, 08:56:14 AM
Wabbit season!!!!

Duck season!!!!

Wabbit season!!!!


Sorry, I just pictured Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny there. Lol

Funny!

They played part of Cry of the Valkyries at half time yesterday - and a bunch of us were singing "Kill the Wabbit!"

https://youtu.be/Yxiv3CBMS4M

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 11, 2015, 12:50:25 PM
I'm guessing tickets are much harder to get this year!

Grandkids are almost old enough to take,   I took my kids one at at time to both a UM game and a Red Wings game for years so they could see and get the feel of live action and the crowd... and of course the tailgate experience for UM.     

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on October 11, 2015, 01:15:31 PM
Time to clean out and fill the bird feeders since they were looking for food this morning.  Beautiful day!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on October 11, 2015, 11:35:45 PM
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 12, 2015, 11:40:36 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10329132_783848881626705_4364061228895213647_n.jpg?oh=817c31cc617553285ad5f25ae0fb15e2&oe=5694E86C)

LOL....

Remember that scene in Cheech and Chong where the hemp van caught on fire?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 12, 2015, 01:36:04 PM
Little side story.......several years ago while in Europe one of our plants was making a door trim panel made of hemp (for the long, strong continuous fibers) that was needle punched to make a homogenous mat with about 50% recycled polyethylene and polypropylene fibers.  The embedded plastic made it to where it was thermal formable under heat and pressure that would take the shape of the mold.  It was then vinyl covered as a decorative process.

Ford loved it when I introduced them to it at a technical show,,,,,,until they heard the word hemp.  LMAO
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on October 12, 2015, 05:49:48 PM
For the last couple evenings, nights and mornings, it seems to be a little cooler to me. I just wonder if some areas might see some snow sooner than expected.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 12, 2015, 07:30:20 PM
For the last couple evenings, nights and mornings, it seems to be a little cooler to me. I just wonder if some areas might see some snow sooner than expected.

It's been some good sleeping weather the last several nights.

I heard one forecaster this am from Toledo that says we may just be in for a frost on Sunday morning :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 13, 2015, 08:08:01 AM
I'm thinking it's a cross between PC and changing tech, but young boys will have to find other avenues...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/playboy-magazine-to-no-longer-publish-nude-photos-1444735395 (http://www.wsj.com/articles/playboy-magazine-to-no-longer-publish-nude-photos-1444735395)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 13, 2015, 02:48:20 PM
THAT is communistic and has to be brought on by radical right wing conservatives!   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 14, 2015, 08:23:52 AM
I'm thinking it's a cross between PC and changing tech, but young boys will have to find other avenues...

[url]http://www.wsj.com/articles/playboy-magazine-to-no-longer-publish-nude-photos-1444735395[/url] ([url]http://www.wsj.com/articles/playboy-magazine-to-no-longer-publish-nude-photos-1444735395[/url])


One of the TV commentaries I saw said PB's circulation had fallen from over 4M to around 800K.  They blame that decline on the internet's easy access to 'similar material' :o :o :o

I remember when they opened the Club in Detroit.  None of us had drivers licenses yet so we were scheming 'how' we'd get there!  Eventually they opened one in Lansing (where else) and it ended up being one of the last ones to survive.  I wonder if Cindy ever worked there?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 15, 2015, 08:05:57 AM
The sun is out but it's not warming up very fast. 

A little breezy here.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on October 16, 2015, 12:20:53 PM
For the last couple evenings, nights and mornings, it seems to be a little cooler to me. I just wonder if some areas might see some snow sooner than expected.

Maybe I should learn to keep my thoughts to myself.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/weekend-snow-to-whiten-portions-of-midwest-northeast-as-cold-pours-in/ar-AAfnm4b?li=AAa0dzB (http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/weekend-snow-to-whiten-portions-of-midwest-northeast-as-cold-pours-in/ar-AAfnm4b?li=AAa0dzB)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on October 16, 2015, 04:24:11 PM
Cell phones aren't working around here. Internet doesn't seem to be affected but can't make any cell phone calls.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 16, 2015, 06:33:25 PM
Cell phones aren't working around here. Internet doesn't seem to be affected but can't make any cell phone calls.


http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Widespread-cell-phone-issues-reported-in-Michigan-333314341.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13abc (http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Widespread-cell-phone-issues-reported-in-Michigan-333314341.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13abc)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/oct/16/phone-outage-experienced-locally/ (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/oct/16/phone-outage-experienced-locally/)


I was in Erie about 3 and made a call to Toledo with no problem.  My wife called me (cell to cell) about 5 with no problem so it was either north of us our timing was just good.  I suppose I could have missed incoming calls and not even realized it. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on October 16, 2015, 07:20:39 PM
Careless workers cut through major cable. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 16, 2015, 11:00:58 PM
Yes - the Cell Phone wasn't working all that well today....

Man - Plank Road is wonderful between 23 and Grape.

Just awesome - but whoever striped the passing zones was an idiot....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 17, 2015, 07:33:49 AM
[url]http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Widespread-cell-phone-issues-reported-in-Michigan-333314341.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13abc[/url] ([url]http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Widespread-cell-phone-issues-reported-in-Michigan-333314341.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13abc[/url])

[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/oct/16/phone-outage-experienced-locally/[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/oct/16/phone-outage-experienced-locally/[/url])


I was in Erie about 3 and made a call to Toledo with no problem.  My wife called me (cell to cell) about 5 with no problem so it was either north of us our timing was just good.  I suppose I could have missed incoming calls and not even realized it.


My wife had to run into Kroger about 6:30.  I tried calling her while she was there.  Her phone did ring but wouldn't 'hook up' with mine.  She tried calling me back and got nothing.  She sent me a text that I'm still waiting for!!!  She did get an error message of some kind after the failed text. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 17, 2015, 10:58:09 PM
Couldn't get through to the Hospital in Monroe now - 2 days running... 

Something about internet phones I guess.   How big and actually where was that cable?   Sounds like a secret
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 18, 2015, 08:28:21 AM
Couldn't get through to the Hospital in Monroe now - 2 days running... 

Something about internet phones I guess.   How big and actually where was that cable?   Sounds like a secret

That's what I'd like to know?  At least the 'where was it' part. 

I did see a tweet from the MonroeNews during the night that the break had been located and they were working 'around the clock' to repair it.  Still haven't heard the 'where' of it though. 

I'm going to guess it was at the site of Quatros!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 18, 2015, 09:28:14 AM
That's what I'd like to know?  At least the 'where was it' part. 

I did see a tweet from the MonroeNews during the night that the break had been located and they were working 'around the clock' to repair it.  Still haven't heard the 'where' of it though. 

I'm going to guess it was at the site of Quatros!!!


I was thinking the same thing...

Man, I'll bet that was an expensive repair.  I'd hate to be the guy that hit that line!

"But I called Miss Dig!!!!  There's the flags!!!!   They're five feet away from where the line was!!!  Honest!!!!!"

Lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 18, 2015, 09:33:20 AM
Many, many years ago I was installing some parking lot lighting in Flat Rock, on Gibraltar Road.  I was running the trencher, watching very carefully where the paint markers and flags were, showing the location of an underground high pressure gas line.  I was four feet away from the markings, but I hit it anyways!  Good thing I had Miss Dig mark them.  The repair was free, since the markings were still visible, and obviously in the wrong place.  Saved my rear end that day!!!  Lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 18, 2015, 09:52:10 AM
About 5 years ago they were putting in out South County Water curb box.  The main is across the road so they had to cut the road open (rock is too high to bore under like they frequently do). 

They had called Miss Dig and the gas line, and the phone line were both marked and several feet away from the edge of the road.  They set the backhoe up to start ripping out the road and his first scoop created a loud 'snap and there were little pieces of copper wire sticking up on both sides of the trench.  Phone line!!!

ATT had actually marked their 'old' line and completely missed the 'current' line.  The crew stopped what they were doing and they had cameras and video cameras and lots of supervision looking things over.  They did call ATT and waited and waited and waited... 

We are only a few houses from the end of the ATT run...   becomes Ida exchange (whatever they are now) just west of us and apparently no one down there has a landline anymore so ATT never did respond.  I figure someday someone new will move in down there and want a landline and the poor tech they send to install it is going to have a hell of a time figuring out why they can't get service.  They better hope I'm still around to tell them where to dig ;D ;D ;D

I also saw that a combine took down one of the over the road phone 'drops' going into one of those houses a few days ago and nobody has come out to fix that yet either.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 05:09:59 PM
Pretty amazing how bad this place has become.  A coupel weeks ago 24/7 shows his stalker
now brian Beneteaus gives my real name


Sad that you can't talk your position and have to insult people to stop talking

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on October 19, 2015, 06:02:08 PM
Well, since Brian Beneteau thinks it is appropriate to spread my name at talks I thought I would see if any of you right wingers will actually say a damn thing about it?

Well?

Well, I'm not a right-winger, but you call me that, so I'll say that was wrong. I didn't see where he said it, only when you posted it here, so you can forget posting stupid stuff about why I only said it after you asked the question. How's that?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 06:49:09 PM
Well, I'm not a right-winger, but you call me that, so I'll say that was wrong. I didn't see where he said it, only when you posted it here, so you can forget posting stupid stuff about why I only said it after you asked the question. How's that?

Actually, Sammy, I did not include you as part of them.  I had a good idea you would be the only one to say anything. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on October 19, 2015, 07:50:30 PM
Well, since Brian Beneteau thinks it is appropriate to spread my name at talks I thought I would see if any of you right wingers will actually say a damn thing about it?

Well?

I do not agree with what Brian did.

Why are you seeking validation from "right wingers" about his comments? 

I also think that calling or suggesting someone is pedophile is wrong.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 08:01:09 PM
I do not agree with what Brian did.

Why are you seeking validation from "right wingers" about his comments? 

I also think that calling or suggesting someone is pedophile is wrong.

sigh.

Funny you ignore his post that accompanied it.  He said he was not insulting me because he put a question mark at the end.  I asked him if those would be insults if I put question marks at the end.  That he flipped out going crazy says he agrees that insulting me with a question mark, is an insult still.

If you did read it, you know I apologized for the tone of the insult, even if he didn't.

But i do love that republicans always blame the victim and can't man up for themselves.

Personal responsibility for anyone but you.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2015, 09:11:19 PM
Take it back to politics section -
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2015, 09:12:56 PM
I'm thinking the great weather won't be here much longer so I hope others can get out tomorrow and enjoy!   I'll be chasing the little yellow ball
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 19, 2015, 09:30:25 PM
Well, since Brian Beneteau thinks it is appropriate to spread my name at talks I thought I would see if any of you right wingers will actually say a damn thing about it?

Well?

My goodness.  Not only do you complain about someone posting your name, but you go ahead and post it again!!!

I think it is wrong for anyone to post someone's name.

But it's also wrong (even more so) to call a non-anonymous poster a pedophile. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 09:32:25 PM
My goodness.  Not only do you complain about someone posting your name, but you go ahead and post it again!!!

I think it is wrong for anyone to post someone's name.

But it's also wrong (even more so) to call a non-anonymous poster a pedophile.

Really

Yet that is what 24/7 did EXACTLY to Monique.

I believe you said it was her fault then too.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 19, 2015, 09:34:51 PM
IMO, you need a long vacation....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 19, 2015, 09:35:12 PM
Really

Yet that is what 24/7 did EXACTLY to Monique.

I believe you said it was her fault then too.

DON'T put words in my mouth, asswipe!

I locked the gun control thread.  You need to go take your meds, and go to bed.

MAYBE, just maybe Brian won't sue yourass.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 09:36:57 PM
IMO, you need a long vacation....

Wouldn't doubt it a bit.  Your creep outs me but i get booted.

Just like you jackals going after FF until he retaliates then you turn him in and he gets booted.

But, glad you clearly say you don't think he was wrong to say my name

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 19, 2015, 09:38:19 PM
I'm thinking the great weather won't be here much longer so I hope others can get out tomorrow and enjoy!   I'll be chasing the little yellow ball

I'm thinking that if you don't havce yard chores done, you'd better get with it.....  I am.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 09:40:41 PM
DON'T put words in my mouth, asswipe!

I locked the gun control thread.  You need to go take your meds, and go to bed.

MAYBE, just maybe Brian won't sue yourass.

What words.  Your buddy said he was going to write a letter in her name to her kids teachers saying she wanted the teachers to have sex with her kids.

YOU DID NOT SAY HE WAS WRONG  EVER

you butted in blaming Monique

Always you republicans go disgusting and say it is someone else's fault.

You say I am to blame for him outing me
yet you said Monique was to blame for 24/7's pedophile crap.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2015, 09:48:05 PM


Curious - if you out yourself in a different thread is it a TOS violation?

People actually read this "fun" thread and don't want the political crap


Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 09:49:59 PM

Curious - if you out yourself in a different thread is it a TOS violation?

People actually read this "fun" thread and don't want the political crap

Is that the satire you claim is humor?

You excuse him outing me because it was in the politics topic? 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 19, 2015, 09:50:53 PM
What words.  Your buddy said he was going to write a letter in her name to her kids teachers saying she wanted the teachers to have sex with her kids.

YOU DID NOT SAY HE WAS WRONG  EVER

you butted in blaming Monique

Always you republicans go disgusting and say it is someone else's fault.

You say I am to blame for him outing me
yet you said Monique was to blame for 24/7's pedophile crap.



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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on October 19, 2015, 09:52:23 PM
Chill pills all around!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 09:52:35 PM

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Yep, that is the liveLIAR.

gets called on his lies and has to go for more insults.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 09:54:27 PM
Chill pills all around!

You don't think I have a right to be upset that beneteau outed my name and all his buddies say it was my fault so oh well.

There is no reason for doing that.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2015, 09:58:00 PM
Is that the satire you claim is humor?

You excuse him outing me because it was in the politics topic? 


Nope but in the locked topic if you did read I said you were both wrong and should stop - but as we can see that is something you can't do...  and you now spilled it over to a non-political thread.

You outed yourself here - so you lost your "high moral ground"... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 19, 2015, 10:12:15 PM
I'm thinking it was another 'entertaining evening' on Romper Room aka:  MT.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 10:29:51 PM
Nope but in the locked topic if you did read I said you were both wrong and should stop - but as we can see that is something you can't do...  and you now spilled it over to a non-political thread.

You outed yourself here - so you lost your "high moral ground"...

I must say you are certainly original claiming that beneteau didn't say my name that I did.. WOW!  And I thought blaming me for what he did was bad enough...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on October 19, 2015, 10:31:25 PM
As I suspected, there ain't no moderation here. Say whatever you want to say. That is all.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2015, 10:48:54 PM
I must say you are certainly original claiming that beneteau didn't say my name that I did.. WOW!  And I thought blaming me for what he did was bad enough...
LOL  you have a serious reading comprehension problem...

re-read what I said slowly - cause I'm typing really fast.

I said it was wrong in the original thread -
You know the one in the Politics section about gun control

I merely commented on the fact - YOU put it in this one!

 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 19, 2015, 10:50:11 PM
Fresh start -
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 11:00:22 PM
LOL  you have a serious reading comprehension problem...

re-read what I said slowly - cause I'm typing really fast.

I said it was wrong in the original thread -
You know the one in the Politics section about gun control

I merely commented on the fact - YOU put it in this one!

 

yeah, i understood the words just fine the first time.  I just can't get that if it is on the forum it is not on the forum if it is in politics because that is apparently a different forum?

Well, thanks for making me laugh anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on October 19, 2015, 11:06:35 PM
Fresh start -

Good luck with that.

This poster loves to be a victim more than a duck loves water.   

We need to start a pool when he will crying about this.  I will take December 2018.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: ducksoup on October 19, 2015, 11:18:27 PM
Good luck with that.

This poster loves to be a victim more than a duck loves water.   

We need to start a pool when he will crying about this.  I will take December 2018.

Oh that's right you are a republican...that explains it all.

You tell me..
should I throw a party and cheer because your buddy outed me on the forum?   Seriously, you think I am not justified being upset over it?

Seriously, are you a sociopath that you think I am wrong for being upset that he outed my name?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on October 19, 2015, 11:29:25 PM
Oh that's right you are a republican...that explains it all.

You tell me..
should I throw a party and cheer because your buddy outed me on the forum?   Seriously, you think I am not justified being upset over it?

Seriously, are you a sociopath that you think I am wrong for being upset that he outed my name?

You outed yourself in this thread.

Pace yourself, I need 38 months of woe is me.  I know you can do it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on October 19, 2015, 11:42:49 PM
Oh that's right you are a republican...that explains it all.

You tell me..
should I throw a party and cheer because your buddy outed me on the forum?   Seriously, you think I am not justified being upset over it?

Seriously, are you a sociopath that you think I am wrong for being upset that he outed my name?


Show me where you screamed at your buddy Fry, and your buddy Monique, when they outed me. Wait, what, you didn't? Sonamagun.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on October 20, 2015, 09:53:06 AM
Thinking about selling my Monroe  history books.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 20, 2015, 02:43:11 PM
I am thinking these are pretty nice days to get the motor home winter ready!  I made my first practice drive towing my vehicle this morning. My stomach was in knots while hooking up the blue ox system, but once I got unto the street and started driving, it was a piece of cake!  All that worry for nothing!  :P
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 20, 2015, 07:58:05 PM
I am thinking these are pretty nice days to get the motor home winter ready!  I made my first practice drive towing my vehicle this morning. My stomach was in knots while hooking up the blue ox system, but once I got unto the street and started driving, it was a piece of cake!  All that worry for nothing!  :P

Are you that anxious to head South?

Its the best time of the year here!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 20, 2015, 07:59:31 PM
I am thinking these are pretty nice days to get the motor home winter ready!  I made my first practice drive towing my vehicle this morning. My stomach was in knots while hooking up the blue ox system, but once I got unto the street and started driving, it was a piece of cake!  All that worry for nothing!  :P
Hey let me know before you hit the road -   I'm thinking a visit to trappers for the grand sendoff... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 20, 2015, 09:22:00 PM
Yes I am anxious and let's get a group together for Trapperz! Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 21, 2015, 08:42:37 PM
Keep me updated.....I will wander out that way for some turtle meat and a few drinks if I am in town.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 21, 2015, 09:16:16 PM
Will do!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 21, 2015, 09:23:17 PM
Was just thinking about Elon Musk and his Telsa Company and the helluva hit they took on the stock market over shoddy workmanship issues on their electric cars.

Even CR isn't recommending the Telsa anymore.  I read they have leaky sunroofs, body squeaks and other issues ongoing, not cool for a uber priced feel good green car.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 22, 2015, 07:18:41 PM
They were rookies......good concept, but only a few of them had actually ever gone through entire vehicle launches and see warranty data showing just how good, or bad of a job they done.  I liked the styling, just didn't like the company much.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 23, 2015, 08:30:07 AM
They sure weren't shy about hiring engineers away from competitors for whatever money it took. 

The problem is - they would get to the base of operations and find out that money didn't go so far in the Peoples Republic of California.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 23, 2015, 09:05:10 AM
Yup.....we probably both commonly know one.  Andrew R..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 23, 2015, 09:06:22 AM
My point is/was that that group of folks had never built a vehicle before, even the line workers.  Their logistics was just terrible and costly.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 23, 2015, 11:54:38 AM
I'm not sure how bad their logistics cost is, but it is always tough to see that picture.

My TRW (or should I say Zed Eff?) friends tell me they negotiated a deal with Mercedes / Daimler to purchase any part from their "catalog" at their costs from their supply base.  I'm not sure what the exchange was for that.

That would give them a tremendous leg up on base engineering for components, especially for the chassis, electrical infrastructure, etc.

The complaints I heard came in when they wanted "different" performance or requirements from those same parts due to the new environment - at that same delivered cost terms - you know that old arguments I am sure.  Pretty soon you have a new part designed, and with testing and new development thrown in, it compounds quickly.

They also purchased the old Toyota / GM NUMMI plant in Northern California - so there was an established assembly plant with way more capacity than they could use for years, and a workforce in the area with the skill sets they needed - and having been run by Toyota the last several years - how bad could it be?

To me - out of all the upstarts that jumped in - they did it with the best business plan - taking advantage of all the established knowledge base they could. 

With that said we both know it is a steep learning curve.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 24, 2015, 04:31:58 PM
Some men are just pigs!   >:(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on October 24, 2015, 07:14:59 PM
Erie
We all are !!
Sorry
Mav
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 24, 2015, 07:51:04 PM
They were rookies......good concept, but only a few of them had actually ever gone through entire vehicle launches and see warranty data showing just how good, or bad of a job they done.  I liked the styling, just didn't like the company much.

I remember reading in one of the trade periodicals, Maybe the 'Fabricator' or Practical Welding some tine ago about the substandard welds on the chassis components, on the Tesla, not sure which m,odel but there were pictures that cooompanied the article...

The Tesla in pricing, approaches a hand built vehicle, not an assembly line cookie....

Sounds like Musk has some serious issues to overcome....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 26, 2015, 06:26:20 AM
The scanner was chattering almost non-stop overnight...

and it is a very 'full moon' out too ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 26, 2015, 06:44:34 AM
What is going on with wheat this fall...

I have never seen so much wheat planted as I have this year...

we are completely surrounded by wheat fields this fall :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 26, 2015, 06:47:59 AM
Just watching the weather...

the leftover rains from not so much of a hurricane 'Patricia' will be getting here Tuesday evening and into Wednesday...

they're predicting rain, rain and more rain!!!

Isn't that what we had in the spring ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 26, 2015, 08:27:16 AM
What is going on with wheat this fall...

I have never seen so much wheat planted as I have this year...

we are completely surrounded by wheat fields this fall :-\ :-\ :-\

I've noticed the same thing.  I think it's because of several things - first, wheat is pretty inexpensive to plant and grow.  With the poor crops and low prices, money is tight this year for farmers, making wheat a good option.

Second, and most likely, is that wheat is usually planted after soybeans, and because of the dry fall we've had, soybeans have been harvested a little earlier than usual.  So a lot of farmers are taking that opportunity to get some wheat planted, taking advantage of the warm weather.  Just so happens EVERYONE has the same idea.

Might be a good year for corn and soybeans next year, with all those acres tied up in wheat!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on October 26, 2015, 02:06:15 PM
our farms are just on a rotation schedule - we don't change it based on chasing a market that is fickle at times and controlled by things out of our hands anyway
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 26, 2015, 07:19:34 PM
 I hope those clouds move over so I can see that moon tonight!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on October 26, 2015, 07:24:54 PM
What is going on with wheat this fall...

I have never seen so much wheat planted as I have this year...

we are completely surrounded by wheat fields this fall :-\ :-\ :-\
There is a lot of wheat planted here on land that was not planted at all this Spring, rather than waiting another whole season to plant in the Spring. Soybean harvest here seems to be very slow. I don't know why. Maybe they are waiting for the Fall rains, so they get no harvest at all.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 26, 2015, 08:06:29 PM
There is a lot of wheat planted here on land that was not planted at all this Spring, rather than waiting another whole season to plant in the Spring. Soybean harvest here seems to be very slow. I don't know why. Maybe they are waiting for the Fall rains, so they get no harvest at all.

Most beans around me are harvested.  I'm close to being done.  Would have been done long ago if I didn't have a pretty major break down.  But that's par for the course for me, with all my older equipment.

Generally things are progressing nicely, I think.  I can remember many years I never got started until after Halloween.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 26, 2015, 08:52:46 PM
Most beans around me are harvested.  I'm close to being done. Would have been done long ago if I didn't have a pretty major break down.  But that's par for the course for me, with all my older equipment.

Generally things are progressing nicely, I think.  I can remember many years I never got started until after Halloween.

Thats that green crap you like.....lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 26, 2015, 08:54:00 PM
Been thinking about the next debate in Boulder on Wednesday...  Hope the Republican 'hopefuls' have matured a bit....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 27, 2015, 07:48:50 AM
Thats that green crap you like.....lol

Lmao!

Yeah, but even the old red crap breaks down a lot.

I seriously need to upgrade to some newer machines.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 27, 2015, 08:38:45 AM
I hope those clouds move over so I can see that moon tonight!

I had the dogs out while the moon was just starting to rise and it was covered with haze then...

then had them out about 4am and it was still all hazed over.  At least it wasn't near as bright shining in the bedroom!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 27, 2015, 08:42:53 AM
Hurricane Patricia...

the remnants should be over our are late this afternoon and on into tomorrow.  Everything I'm seeing is a prediction for 'soaking rains' and maybe 30 mph winds.  We're going to lose a lot of leaves!!!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 27, 2015, 08:48:45 AM
There is a lot of wheat planted here on land that was not planted at all this Spring, rather than waiting another whole season to plant in the Spring. Soybean harvest here seems to be very slow. I don't know why. Maybe they are waiting for the Fall rains, so they get no harvest at all.

Well the 'fall rains' will be starting this afternoon so they better hurry!!!

our farms are just on a rotation schedule - we don't change it based on chasing a market that is fickle at times and controlled by things out of our hands anyway

My Dad did a regular 'rotation' and he would plant wheat every so many years.  Some years he would let the wheat grow and harvest it for a cash crop but probably just as often he would plow it under in the spring and then plant over it. 

That was back in the days before no till and low till planting.  You don't see many fields getting 'plowed under' around here.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 27, 2015, 07:14:25 PM
I went out to feed the 'barn' dog while it was still light out and I thought the wind was going to blow me away.  I've been watching the approaching rain on the radar map and it is moving slow for sure!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 27, 2015, 07:39:07 PM
Hurricane Patricia...

the remnants should be over our are late this afternoon and on into tomorrow.  Everything I'm seeing is a prediction for 'soaking rains' and maybe 30 mph winds.  We're going to lose a lot of leaves!!!


I am hoping the winds will be blowing the right way so all my leaves head to the neighbors!


Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on October 28, 2015, 08:28:10 AM
I went out to feed the 'barn' dog while it was still light out and I thought the wind was going to blow me away.  I've been watching the approaching rain on the radar map and it is moving slow for sure!

I've been watching it too... Here in Milan we got about 8/10ths of an inch so far.  Not the one to two inches they were predicting, but it's not over yet.  The ground was really pretty dry.  It soaked up that rain, no problem.  I have some areas in my fields where the beans were flooded out in spring, where the weeds took hold.  After I combined those fields, I went over those low areas with a disk to knock down the weeds, and hopefully dry it out earlier in the spring.  No water standing in any of those areas yet! 

I hope we don't get any more rain.  The rain we got was great - to help the wheat that was planted... But I still have a lot of field work to do yet.  But it looks like we're in for some off and on rain all day today.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 28, 2015, 08:38:56 AM
I've been watching it too... Here in Milan we got about 8/10ths of an inch so far.  Not the one to two inches they were predicting, but it's not over yet.  The ground was really pretty dry.  It soaked up that rain, no problem.  I have some areas in my fields where the beans were flooded out in spring, where the weeds took hold.  After I combined those fields, I went over those low areas with a disk to knock down the weeds, and hopefully dry it out earlier in the spring.  No water standing in any of those areas yet! 

I hope we don't get any more rain.  The rain we got was great - to help the wheat that was planted... But I still have a lot of field work to do yet.  But it looks like we're in for some off and on rain all day today.

The wind calmed down quite a bit after it got dark (that's typical) but I still see a lot more leaves on the ground already.  Hopefully they'll dry out and blow down towards the mermaid's yard ;D ;D ;D

None of the rain has made it down to the sump pump crock yet so that shows just how dry it is too.

It does look we are just about centered under what's left of the storm and it is moving oh so slow. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 28, 2015, 11:47:06 AM
.....Keep thing about the constant deluge of e-mails (in my spam folder) pandering for donations to various candidates (all get deleted) except for Trump.  No pandering from him.  Latest is a Ben Carson deluge, got 2 this morning.  Gimme a break...

No one gets any money from me....

I also see the road funding bills in Lansing are back to square one.  Frank Beckman on WGAR has been fielding calls...some interesting conversations.

Talk about dusfunctional Washington, Lansing has them beat.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 28, 2015, 12:06:45 PM
They did the groundbreaking for the new ProMedica headquarters down on the Maumee River in Toledo this morning...

They had to move it inside due to the constant rain.

As they were done and people were filing out this was the 'background' music:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0#)

I remember Petula very fondly...

she was that slightly older woman that young guys enjoy fantasizing about.

When I was in Europe and we went to Oktoberfest in Munich without even thinking that we'd have trouble finding a hotel room.  We ended up sleeping in what was actually the under street cross walk (what a concept) but we referred to it after the fact as sleeping in the subway after her song released the same year I graduated from high school ;) ;) ;)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvKj8lTuVtk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvKj8lTuVtk#)

I saw the recent pictures of her in the video above so Googled her...   she's in her 80s and looks like she's held up pretty good 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 28, 2015, 02:22:54 PM
Thinking the wind is too late. All of my leaves are wet and already sticking to the ground!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on October 28, 2015, 04:18:27 PM
Really now... No one really eats the ends of sliced  bread but you have to fight and argue on who gets the ends of French bread.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 28, 2015, 06:26:23 PM
I like the heels!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on October 28, 2015, 06:57:29 PM
I like the heels!
People don't eat the ends of bought bread because it's crap. I'll fight you for the heel of homemade bread.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on October 28, 2015, 10:50:58 PM
I like the heels!

So did I - I married a couple!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 28, 2015, 11:01:50 PM
Hope thats not in reference to me...................lol

When I was a kid growing up in the inner city of Cleveland, there was a bakery at the corner and early in the morning I used to stop by while they were slicing loaves of white baked bread and always god a heel, still warm.  I loved those heels as a kid.  I still remember the smell of the bread baking...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 29, 2015, 08:59:14 AM
A nicer looking start to the day so far...

Blizzard Bill says the clouds will probably be back later in the day though :( :( :(

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: nails on October 29, 2015, 09:13:13 AM

Seems like they kind of overplayed this last storm. For the last couple days they talked about the heavy torrential rain followed by high wind warnings.

I didn't think the rain was any big deal, and the wind doesn't seem that bad?

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on October 29, 2015, 09:58:21 AM
Weather forecasters have short memories..If they didn't we would never get a forecast because all they would be doing is apologizing for screwing up the previous forecast. 
A truck driver friend said it was pretty bad in Indiana tuesday night with a lot of rain and wind.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 29, 2015, 11:58:40 AM
So did I - I married a couple!

Your zingers crack me up!

I'm thinking that today is the first real "Fall" day in the St. Louis area.  Just a tad chilly out there right now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 29, 2015, 12:40:00 PM
Seems like they kind of overplayed this last storm. For the last couple days they talked about the heavy torrential rain followed by high wind warnings.

I didn't think the rain was any big deal, and the wind doesn't seem that bad?

I went out this morning and immediately thought of Gordon Lightfoot and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald....  "The winds of november came early"....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on October 30, 2015, 06:53:58 AM
Seems like they kind of overplayed this last storm. For the last couple days they talked about the heavy torrential rain followed by high wind warnings.

I didn't think the rain was any big deal, and the wind doesn't seem that bad?

That's what I thought and I tested through it in MS.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on November 01, 2015, 05:20:54 AM
"Turn your clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep!", they said.

No, I just naturally woke up at 5:00am instead of 6:00am.

 >:( >:( >:(


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 01, 2015, 07:00:46 AM
Ha,  well i turned my phone off so when the time changed whenever it did my Jawbone fitness band didn't get the update so it buzzed an hour early.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 01, 2015, 07:29:00 AM
"Turn your clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep!", they said.

No, I just naturally woke up at 5:00am instead of 6:00am.

 >:( >:( >:(


 ;D ;D ;D

It usually takes me about a week to get 'adjusted'...

It's funny to watch the dogs...

they're telling me it's time to eat and I'm telling them "not yet"...

they don't understand anything about changes in time...

they run on 'tummy time' year around ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 01, 2015, 08:12:50 AM
Saw this on Twitter last night...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSrjNAOWIAAS3q4.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on November 02, 2015, 08:39:33 AM
Slow day on MT today.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 02, 2015, 07:15:08 PM
I fluffed up my leaves today. I hope we get some wind tomorrow.   8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 02, 2015, 07:54:47 PM
I fluffed up my leaves today. I hope we get some wind tomorrow.   8*

You are bad!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 02, 2015, 07:57:34 PM
I cut my grass shorter...hoping the neighbors leaves blow through.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 02, 2015, 10:54:59 PM
I cut my grass shorter...hoping the neighbors leaves blow through.

Makes perfectly good sense to me.  Scalp it so there is no resistance....lol

I spent the weekend up north hunting.  Had a great time, I love to be in the woods.  My hunting bud got a nice spike and I missed a huge doe but I'll get another chance later in December with a rifle.  I was hunting with an X bow, something I don't use much and I forgot I had the safety engaged and by the time I got it disengaged, I lost my shot window....  Oh well, had a good time anyway.  Being there is 90% of the fun.  2 weeks and I'll be in Montana for a week of more fun....

My time of the year is now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 03, 2015, 07:26:55 AM
The weather wasn't all that bad this year for the trick-or-treaters.

Sure it sprinkled a bit...but I've seen the participants endure much worse than that.

At least this year I didn't have to take a squeegee to the storm door just to see out.

The main complaint about the evening was the number of houses that not only didn't hand out anything but kept their porch lights on as if they were.

That seemed especially cruel to me.

Only about 38 kids, and costumed young adults, arrived at our door.

Every year the folks peer in and make positive comments about our spiral stairs...and also our 8' aquarium...both of which if I had to do it again...I wouldn't.

Spiral stairs are difficult to ascend/descend...but they save space and kind of look cool...and the aquarium requires regular maintenance...especially stocked with a turtle and lots of tiny (and fast) tropical fish.

Not to mention the electricity needed for the Eheim pump, the two large LED light systems, the two Aqueon heaters, the ceramic emitter heat lamp, the CFL UVB bulb, and the air pump.

Anyway...I'm loving the great weather. Not exactly typical for November.

Plus there's a chance to see the aurora borealis
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/11/02/look-up-northern-lights-may-be-visible-from-michigan-tonight/ (http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/11/02/look-up-northern-lights-may-be-visible-from-michigan-tonight/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 03, 2015, 08:58:54 AM
I cut my grass shorter...hoping the neighbors leaves blow through.

I've been 'mulching in place' this week with the mower set as close down as I can get it...

same thought that the majority of the remaining leaves will just blow away eventually. 

I doubt I'll have to mow the whole yard again but may have to mulch some leaves yet.

May have to mow over the seepage bed again though...  it just seems to grow and grow and grow :o :o :o

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 03, 2015, 09:01:26 AM
Thinking about the dogs trying to get their 'tummy time' in line with my 'feeding time'...

I try to move it 15 minutes a day for the first few days but today they're getting 'concerned'...

eating is an important part of their day...

eat so they can rest up in case they have to attack a squirrel or the meter reader or the mail lady ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 03, 2015, 09:18:41 AM
I've been 'mulching in place' this week with the mower set as close down as I can get it...

same thought that the majority of the remaining leaves will just blow away eventually. 

I doubt I'll have to mow the whole yard again but may have to mulch some leaves yet.

May have to mow over the seepage bed again though...  it just seems to grow and grow and grow :o :o :o

You need to reblade your mower with 'Gator Mulcher' blades from Oregon Products.  I quit using standard blades years ago and the Gator Mulcher blades now come with specially tempered cutting edges that last a long time in our sandy soil.  I typically get 2 years on 7 acres of mowing....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 03, 2015, 09:32:37 AM
You need to reblade your mower with 'Gator Mulcher' blades from Oregon Products.  I quit using standard blades years ago and the Gator Mulcher blades now come with specially tempered cutting edges that last a long time in our sandy soil.  I typically get 2 years on 7 acres of mowing....

I bought a Gator blade for it the day after I bought the mower.  I have the OEM blade with about 2 hours of use on it hanging in the barn.  I usually pull it off in the middle of the summer and give it a light 'touch up' just using the edge of a very fine cut off wheel on the 4" Makita.  It does have one nick out of it (a big rock jumped out in front of me) but I just checked the balance and sharpened the 'nick'...   cuts just fine. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: nails on November 03, 2015, 09:34:01 AM
+1 on the Gator Blades.  I've been using them for the last several years.
They are so-so for grass, but really shine with dried leaves. Like magic.

My yard can be carpeted with leaves, and when I get done running the Gator's over them, you would bet money that I bagged them. Only problem is the leaves still build up in front of the deck, and I have to back up and hit them repeatedly. Don't know how to fix that.



Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 03, 2015, 09:45:22 AM
We have one of those Honda twin blade mowers with a twin blade set-up that does a nice job but not quite as nice as the single-bladed JD JX-75 with the Kawasaki engine. Problem was...had to repair the JD almost every single time it was used. It's worn out now...but it was always like a Fix Or Repair Daily type thing. Hell I even glued and riveted new treads onto the wheels from old bike tires...kinda ghetto but one couldn't tell unless I mentioned it. Another thing...the Honda uses more fuel than the JX-75...but then again the JD was useless in damp grass because of the blade-brake clutch. But I'm not the one cutting the grass so keeping the operator happy is more important than the missed blade of grass here and there from the Honda twin-blade setup. Funny how the single blade does such a better job.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 03, 2015, 09:52:02 AM
We have one of those Honda twin blade mowers with a twin blade set-up that does a nice job but not quite as nice as the single-bladed JD JX-75 with the Kawasaki engine. Problem was...had to repair the JD almost every single time it was used. It's worn out now...but it was always like a Fix Or Repair Daily type thing. Hell I even glued and riveted new treads onto the wheels from old bike tires...kinda ghetto but one couldn't tell unless I mentioned it. Another thing...the Honda uses more fuel than the JX-75...but then again the JD was useless in damp grass because of the blade-brake clutch. But I'm not the one cutting the grass so keeping the operator happy is more important than the missed blade of grass here and there from the Honda twin-blade setup. Funny how the single blade does such a better job.

Our son has a Honda with the twin blades setup...   his has the 'plastic' deck.  He's had it 7 or 8 years and has't had any problems at all.  I guess I never paid that close attention to his lawn to see if there were any missed blades of grass. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on November 03, 2015, 09:59:06 AM
GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE: Earth is entering a region of dense and unsettled solar wind. This could be the leading edge of a high-speed solar wind stream originally expected to reach Earth on Nov. 2nd, but now more likely to arrive on Nov. 3rd. NOAA forecasters say a strong G3-class geomagnetic storm is possible during the next 24 hours, with auroras as far south as, e.g., Oregon and Illinois.

http://www.spaceweather.com/ (http://www.spaceweather.com/)

Space station crossing huge sun spots.

(http://www.spaceweather.com/images2015/02nov15/iss_hiding3.jpg?PHPSESSID=mj1lct9b5i997tpdof9dobdbj6)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: nails on November 03, 2015, 10:02:37 AM

Is that photo " actual size " ?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 04, 2015, 08:48:25 AM
Thinking about our squirrels...

another one hit in the road yesterday...  that's two this week :( :( :(

And all the leaves in the yard...

I've mowed and mulched and mowed and mulched...

I'm about ready to just let the rest of them fall and either blow away or lay there until spring!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 04, 2015, 09:11:48 AM
Thinking about our squirrels...

another one hit in the road yesterday...  that's two this week :( :( :(

And all the leaves in the yard...

I've mowed and mulched and mowed and mulched...

I'm about ready to just let the rest of them fall and either blow away or lay there until spring!!!

Taking another 'crack' at reducing the population tomorrow morning.  Jimmy got a squirrel call as well.  It's amazing when one 'hits the road' and lays there, they get flatter and flatter but the fur stays on.  After an extended time, you have a paper thin squirrel with a coat (sutable for hanging in a tree)....lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 04, 2015, 11:52:00 PM
I'm thinking about how much improvement I noticed with the changeover to Promedica at the Hospital in Monroe...   
(Haven't had to deal with billing )
There are more physicians doing rounds as a team,
Sad to learn that with my brother being in for several weeks - but the staff and all were great!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 05, 2015, 06:52:08 AM
Taking another 'crack' at reducing the population tomorrow morning.  Jimmy got a squirrel call as well.  It's amazing when one 'hits the road' and lays there, they get flatter and flatter but the fur stays on.  After an extended time, you have a paper thin squirrel with a coat (sutable for hanging in a tree)....lol

I usually go out and scrape them up with a square point shovel... 

don't want the neighborhood dogs or cats getting hit while they 'investigate' the deceased...

the one Tuesday was a fat little guy...   

I had to choke up on the shovel handle just to carry him off the road!!!

I like having them around me and active when I'm deer hunting.  They don't bother the deer and the deer seem to be more 'comfortable' in an area where the squirrels are active.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 05, 2015, 10:55:04 AM
I had an interesting encounter with a squirrel - As I was leaving the house a noise on my roof like something bouncing - then a cob of corn landed on the ground near me...

The squirrel was perched at the peak of my two story metal roof and must have dropped the ear when I came outside. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 05, 2015, 07:10:29 PM
Did you toss it back up to him?

I fit a fifth car into my three car garage.

Never say never!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 05, 2015, 08:21:44 PM
My two year old grandson has found a light switch he can reach! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 06, 2015, 07:35:56 AM
The wind gusting...

Looks like a lot of my leaves in the front yard have disappeared ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 06, 2015, 08:41:22 AM
The wind gusts have dropped off...

just like the temperature has dropped!!!

Looks like it could still be a pretty decent afternoon for this time of year!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Debimark on November 06, 2015, 08:44:56 AM
...thinking just how pissed off the neighbors are in the 500 Block of Bentley.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 06, 2015, 08:52:01 AM
...thinking just how pissed off the neighbors are in the 500 Block of Bentley.

I wonder if the roofing crew ever went back and finished the job...   

the photos showed the roof wide along the ridge... 

would have lot a lot of rain in!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 06, 2015, 10:33:55 AM
I'm thinking more people will want to get rich farming after seeing this!  ;D

Warning for language... it's a clip from English comedian.

Mitchell and Webb situation - Farming - FULL VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5RrGFBbbSY#)


Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 06, 2015, 12:42:03 PM
I'm thinking anyone who power uses their portable devices like phone or speaker may want to check the deal staples has today that I lucked into
Urge basics Powerpro 2,000mAh USB Keychain charger  for 3.99

Must be some Black Friday type special as they are normally 39.00

I bought a few for Christmas
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 06, 2015, 02:56:58 PM
Autozone has the Marine Stabil (blue ethanol formula) on an unadvertised special of 6 bucks off regular price for the big bottle.  Thats all I use now,  The red stuff is ineffective on e-gas.  It's still 26 bucks bit a bottle lasts me over a year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 06, 2015, 07:09:51 PM
I had a fun lunch with one of my brothers and a grandson today. We met in the middle, so it was the Delaney at the corner of 50 & 52. Was a good meal.  On the way home I went 223 and was wondering if anyone had the name and address of the good Mexican place in Adrian?  I get to pick our next meeting place!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: excelsior on November 06, 2015, 07:29:47 PM
I had a fun lunch with one of my brothers and a grandson today. We met in the middle, so it was the Delaney at the corner of 50 & 52. Was a good meal.  On the way home I went 223 and was wondering if anyone had the name and address of the good Mexican place in Adrian?  I get to pick our next meeting place!


http://www.cancunmexicanadrian.com/ (http://www.cancunmexicanadrian.com/)

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#safe=off&q=cancun+mexican+restaurant+adrian+mi&lrd=0x883cf109f70bc879:0x9abe8d49515a7cb,1 (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#safe=off&q=cancun+mexican+restaurant+adrian+mi&lrd=0x883cf109f70bc879:0x9abe8d49515a7cb,1)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g29533-d4126428-Reviews-Cancun_Mexican_Restaurant-Adrian_Michigan.html (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g29533-d4126428-Reviews-Cancun_Mexican_Restaurant-Adrian_Michigan.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 06, 2015, 08:02:02 PM
Everytime I think Mexican food, I think about my NM hunting trip 2 years ago (this month) and a week of concentrated Mexican cusine courtesy of our Mexican cook  Burrito's in foil for the hunt, Mexican every night (had coffee for breakfast)...lol

A memorable treat was real home made cracklins (pork rinds) (pork fat from chops) cooked in a converted ag disc (with the center hole welded shut) over an open mesquite fire, the fat drained off and the sauteed in goats milk and browned.  Sounds gross but it's really good.  Sort of like thick potato chips with a meaty flavor.

The real (just north of the border) stuff is light years different from what you can get around here....

No issues whatsoever with constipation....lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 06, 2015, 08:33:38 PM
I was wondering the purpose of this?
Has to be something with engineering...

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/1789b63316899d072a23db31f6aec0c4/tumblr_mi301zN7vJ1s5nl47o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 07, 2015, 06:31:32 AM
Quote
Has to be something with engineering...

or psychology ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 07, 2015, 08:53:34 AM
Think about the operation of a cam while looking at it.

Before cutter paths for CNC operations are what they are today, the process of cutting/machining was done off of what was called "keller aids, or duplicating models".  The machine centers would have a table mount with a tracer arm that would follow the surface of the duplicating model which was transposed to the cutting arm/tool.  Years ago that was how we would make injection molds.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 09, 2015, 02:50:10 PM
My wife saw this on Facebook this morning...

it does give hope to 'many' ;) ;) ;)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/55/97/72/55977230ba5b9ebfe28f193c1ecfa6d8.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on November 09, 2015, 05:45:22 PM
My wife saw this on Facebook this morning...

it does give hope to 'many' ;) ;) ;)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/55/97/72/55977230ba5b9ebfe28f193c1ecfa6d8.jpg)

No wonder liberals are so damn plentiful!!!!  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on November 10, 2015, 09:08:38 AM
I was wondering the purpose of this?
Has to be something with engineering...

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/1789b63316899d072a23db31f6aec0c4/tumblr_mi301zN7vJ1s5nl47o1_500.gif)

(https://84c67cd8f568acc648fb74bc321df20db70c2600.googledrive.com/host/0B3p9nx7jwyf9MjFtY3d1aXVBMjA/fourier.gif)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2015, 09:07:13 AM
The leaves are really starting to dry up...

and they're really blowing now!!!

Gas in Toledo at Kroger on Suder is $1.979 so I guess we'll get ready and head that way and use up a $1.00 off in our Rewards...

One of the stores in Oregon has it at $1.889...   I couldn't drive the extra distance for less than the $3.50 though!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 12, 2015, 09:42:59 AM
I can't figure out why gas would be 15cents a gallon different in less than a Mile radius in Monroe?

I guess someone missed the collusion call  :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 12, 2015, 10:29:06 AM
Some stations don't change right away when they get the call.  And Speedway gal tells me if i come in later in day after gas has gone up i get the cheaper price if i tell her about it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2015, 05:38:47 PM
I can't figure out why gas would be 15cents a gallon different in less than a Mile radius in Monroe?

I guess someone missed the collusion call  :o

I filled up at $.979 in Toledo so I can go another week without worrying about it :) :) :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 12, 2015, 10:57:41 PM
I feel sorry for anyone who didn't hear that 275 was closed Southbound at Michigan Ave today...  then while driving north I got the notification from channel 2 and 4 it was open, and I'm staring at the line of emergency vehicles and it was still closed!   

Guess you can't always trust those news agencies that try to be "first"... 

it was just reopened per MDOT...     I took the long way home and had no problems.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 13, 2015, 06:47:24 AM
I feel sorry for anyone who didn't hear that 275 was closed Southbound at Michigan Ave today...  then while driving north I got the notification from channel 2 and 4 it was open, and I'm staring at the line of emergency vehicles and it was still closed!   

Guess you can't always trust those news agencies that try to be "first"... 

it was just reopened per MDOT...     I took the long way home and had no problems.

I left work when I read in the FREEP or DETNEWS - don't remember which - that Canton Public Safety said it was reopened.  That was wrong.  Google Maps still showed it solid dark red, so I listened to WWJ and they still said CLOSED - so I got off before the backup and went down NEWBURGH - which was smooth sailing for a surface street.

I hate to talk poorly of the dead, but how do you drive your semi into the back of a truck with a flashing arrow on it, without even slowing down?  Asleep?  Why does it take 6 or 7 or 8 hours, or whatever it turned out to be, to investigate that? 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2015, 08:20:35 AM
I left work when I read in the FREEP or DETNEWS - don't remember which - that Canton Public Safety said it was reopened.  That was wrong.  Google Maps still showed it solid dark red, so I listened to WWJ and they still said CLOSED - so I got off before the backup and went down NEWBURGH - which was smooth sailing for a surface street.

I hate to talk poorly of the dead, but how do you drive your semi into the back of a truck with a flashing arrow on it, without even slowing down?  Asleep?  Why does it take 6 or 7 or 8 hours, or whatever it turned out to be, to investigate that? 

I didn't hear what the actual incident was - but I guess the possibility is that the driver was unconscious from a medical condition in that instance - as most semi drivers are pretty responsible and reliable for the miles they drive compared to the accidents they are in that are their fault...   

That answers why all the "yellow" lights in the area as well, one of those rolling work zones I guess.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 13, 2015, 08:31:02 AM
I didn't hear what the actual incident was - but I guess the possibility is that the driver was unconscious from a medical condition in that instance - as most semi drivers are pretty responsible and reliable for the miles they drive compared to the accidents they are in that are their fault...   

That answers why all the "yellow" lights in the area as well, one of those rolling work zones I guess.

Happens more often than the general public realizes...   

In a car or pickup they typically go off the road or if they do hit another vehicle it's not necessarily a major incident...

but when the driver in a semi has an incident it seems like the vehicles tend to stay on a straight line a lot longer (maybe scf can comment on that when he gets back from the western front)!  I suspect the size and weight of the front (steering) tires-wheels tends to act like a gyroscope and maintain the vehicle on a straight course.

I heard a call yesterday or the day before for Frenchtown in the Meijer parking lot...

a driver had hit a parked car and was now driving in circles...   medical condition suspected!!!

The first obstacle is to get the vehicle stopped!!!

I know how to do it with a boat but never had to try it with a car or pickup!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 13, 2015, 08:38:54 PM
 I'm thinking if you're going to get together before I leave, we better start planning!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on November 13, 2015, 10:34:45 PM
I'm thinking that my heart is very heavy for those over in France.

Bestest reason for a CCW/CPL. May have minimized the damage.

You shouldn't be a hero, but don't be the zero.

Crying here.  :'(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 13, 2015, 10:55:55 PM
FOX news is one upping them all. Geraldo's daughter was in the stadium and on the phone live with him
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2015, 07:05:47 AM
I caught that too with Geraldo.....I thought "Brother, of all the people to have that coincidence." 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on November 14, 2015, 10:14:06 AM
I'm thinking that my heart is very heavy for those over in France.

Bestest reason for a CCW/CPL. May have minimized the damage.

You shouldn't be a hero, but don't be the zero.

Crying here.  :'(

I agree.  This should be a wake up call for all Americans, but it won't end up like that.


This is going to get ugly in the years to come. 

We need to be prepared.  It is coming.

But for right now, I'm praying for those that are hurting in Paris.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 14, 2015, 11:05:25 AM
I'm thinking it's a nice sunny day out there although it's still a bit 'brisk'!

I better get outside and work on a few projects before the game comes on at 3:30!!!

I see a few more limbs that came down in the last 2 days of wind...  I have a big pile already started so I can add to that!!!

The wind yesterday was from a different angle and we really don't have that many leaves left in the yard other than where some were trapped.  I should be able to clean those up in short order!

I have my deer blind all set up in the woods and ready for 'first light' tomorrow morning!!!  I still need to take my little propane heater and some bottled water back and get it stored away.

Then in the morning all I have to worry about is a couple of mugs of coffee and my shotgun and ME!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2015, 11:27:02 AM
I agree.  This should be a wake up call for all Americans, but it won't end up like that.


This is going to get ugly in the years to come. 

We need to be prepared.  It is coming.

But for right now, I'm praying for those that are hurting in Paris.
Gee...you could just save time and say "Hey everybody, the sky is falling so buy your guns now!!"   8*


I'm thinking that my heart is very heavy for those over in France.

Bestest reason for a CCW/CPL. May have minimized the damage.

You shouldn't be a hero, but don't be the zero.

Crying here.  :'(
Advocating for more firearms is lunacy. There's just no way to predict how a person will react when an adverse situation arises. Case in point...the gal that shot at a shoplifter.
Sorry but shoplifting isn't something that deserves capital punishment.
If more people were armed...more innocent people would be put in harms way...either by shooting an innocent person they think is a perp...or from other people that mistakenly think THEY are the perp. Not to mention the innocent people that may be hit by the wayward bullets.
Look, this argument will most certainly go back and forth...but using these tragedies to foment fear just isn't right.
Unless you have your finger on the trigger while pointing at every perceived threat...a person is vulnerable...armed or not.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 14, 2015, 02:17:00 PM
I agree.  This should be a wake up call for all Americans, but it won't end up like that.


This is going to get ugly in the years to come. 

We need to be prepared.  It is coming.

But for right now, I'm praying for those that are hurting in Paris.

I hope the Legislature changes the law to allow CPL holders to carry at Sporting Events and Arenas - because under today's laws this could and would happen here.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 15, 2015, 09:03:12 AM
I hope the Legislature changes the law to allow CPL holders to carry at Sporting Events and Arenas - because under today's laws this could and would happen here.
The gov has rejected it twice...   

After this event - I wonder if anyone but Fry's mind could be changed?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 15, 2015, 10:48:41 AM
I don't have a problem with CPL holders carrying anywhere they go.  I do think they need to toughen up the requirements in most states.  Better background checks and revocation when person becomes a risk.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 15, 2015, 03:41:39 PM
The gov has rejected it twice...   

After this event - I wonder if anyone but Fry's mind could be changed?

Oddly enough - I am not allowed to carry the few places I would want to carry.

The Big House would make one heck of a target.

They must know it.  They started closing Main Street.

At NFL Stadiums at least they attempt to screen the people coming in.

At the Big House?  Nada.  Nothing. 

It is what we call a "soft target."
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 15, 2015, 10:36:16 PM
I'm thinking I read about the funniest prank...   

Someone was told they won a contest at work and won a free Toyota... 

Then after they walked them outside blindfolded to see it -

it was right there... 

Yep   

A Toy  Yoda!  ;D



(http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/900148_press01-001.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 19, 2015, 06:21:44 AM
The Kroger store my wife works at has Christmas trees for sale...   not a lot of them yet but still there are several out on the front sidewalk of the store. 

We're still a week short of Thanksgiving :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on November 19, 2015, 07:31:16 AM
The Kroger store my wife works at has Christmas trees for sale...   not a lot of them yet but still there are several out on the front sidewalk of the store. 

We're still a week short of Thanksgiving :-\ :-\ :-\

My foxy wife and I were walking into Kroger here in Milan yesterday, and saw the pile of Christmas trees in front.  We were both laughing!!!  Anyone that puts a tree in their house now would have a BARE tree by Christmas, with a pile of needles under it!  Lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 19, 2015, 09:45:06 AM
My foxy wife and I were walking into Kroger here in Milan yesterday, and saw the pile of Christmas trees in front.  We were both laughing!!!  Anyone that puts a tree in their house now would have a BARE tree by Christmas, with a pile of needles under it!  Lol


Christmas Tree Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_eHBqVYa8A#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on November 19, 2015, 01:35:40 PM
Sick of cleaning house - I want a housekeeper (other than me)!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 19, 2015, 04:56:27 PM
I save if for when I get bored.  Then I get in over my head.  Took all 3 bedrooms window curtains (swags) down and shook out dust and washed them last week.  Then of course some needed ironing.
Was going to wash bathroom ceiling and of course had to do the walls..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on November 19, 2015, 05:36:24 PM
Problem is I am never bored!  Guess spring cleaning in November works.  In a week, it will look the same as before I started.  Unless you get paid, housekeeping is such a waste of time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 20, 2015, 07:21:56 AM
I'm thinking about the knothead who is driving on I 75 last night.  It was about 4:45 and the traffic was pretty heavy. This jerk was trying to get around all of the cars. I was in the slow lane, and he drove on the side of the road around me and the three cars in front of me!  That's just an accident waiting to happen!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on November 20, 2015, 07:30:57 AM
I'm thinking about the knothead who is driving on I 75 last night.  It was about 4:45 and the traffic was pretty heavy. This jerk was trying to get around all of the cars. I was in the slow lane, and he drove on the side of the road around me and the three cars in front of me!  That's just an accident waiting to happen!

I love it when idiots do that when the roads are slippery.  I usually get to watch them slide into the ditch, where afterwards I slowly drive by them, waving and smiling politely.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 20, 2015, 10:25:51 AM
Thinking about my Montana trip (got back last night with 2 coolers full of deer, 2 European mounts and one at the taxidermist getting mounted in Broadus, Montana) and looking back at the attitudes and way of life out there, where everyone has at least one firearm in possession, all the time and it's commonplace to see people walking around packing heat on the street.

People are more respectful of each other, much more friendly and outgoing with no hidden agenda's like around here.

The attitudes of the people were just as refreshing as hunting in 'Big Sky' country.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 20, 2015, 12:31:27 PM
I'm thinking about the super nice cool Patrolman on the motorcycle I about hit yesterday in Arizona.

The traffic was pretty heavy, I looked, but didn't see him until I about hit him, and swerved back into my original lane.

He pulled me over, as he should have. 

I told him sorry before he even got a word out of his mouth.  Obviously I hadn't seen him - I don't make it a habit of running into other vehicles, whether they be cars, trucks, or motorcycles.  I have no clue of how I missed him back there, but I did.  Strange car?  Too fixated on what was going on in front of me?  I have no clue.  I had checked my mirrors and blind spot, thought I was clear, looked again as I was coming over and thought WTF, where did he come from!

We had a nice relaxed polite chat that was super friendly, he looked at but didn't even run my license, we both agreed we had avoided what would have been collectively the worst day of our lives, we were both very happy it ended up with us talking happily on the side of the road, we shook hands, and went on our way.

I don't know if I would have been that cool if a car almost hit me!

It's too bad a few bad cops give the rest of them a bad name.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2015, 10:26:34 AM
Christmas Tree Fire ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_eHBqVYa8A#[/url])


I've seen that and similar videos many times for training over the years.

Several years ago we had a citizen that requested we burn a century old house so they could build new homes on the property.  They had all the windows out so there was plenty of O2 and we put an old dry Christmas tree inside to 'simulate' the video.  We had an awful time getting that house to catch on fire!!!

I think part of it was the fact that it was build with old 'horse hair plaster' as opposed to drywall and there were no synthetic floor coverings or furniture in the house either.  And maybe with the windows being out it just wouldn't let the temperature build up enough to take off either.

We did finally accomplish the project but we had to spread a little 'accelerant'  around and then toss in a fusie!!!

At that point the extra O2 did just what it was supposed to do :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2015, 11:41:31 AM
How slow government works in some cases...

in this case 'only' 51 weeks!!!

Our oldest daughter and her husband were on one of the three planes that were 'stuck' all morning...

missed their connecting flight in Dallas and then lost a day of their vacation in Mexico >:( >:( >:(

So, the government extracts a $2000 'fine'...

I wonder if any of those passengers will get any of it (actually I think I already know the answer to that) ??? ??? ???

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/18/faa-seeks-fine-detroit-metro-airport/76001668/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/18/faa-seeks-fine-detroit-metro-airport/76001668/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 21, 2015, 12:20:48 PM
Just the hazards of flying.  I'd guess if you read the fine print the. Airlines don't pay anything
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 21, 2015, 04:34:19 PM
Another topic,  SURVEYS!
Is it just me or does everybody get surveys these days?  I get them on the phone, email and written for just about everything I do. 
Car service, telephone service, buying things, services provided. 
Just hire competent people, train them and supervise them.  You won't have to irritate me with surveys
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: nails on November 21, 2015, 07:18:02 PM

I'm thinking the weathermen got it wrong again!
They were predicting about a half inch for Lambertville area, and we've got about 4" so far. 

So what's new?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on November 21, 2015, 07:24:06 PM
Blizzard Bill will be on tonight with a million reasons why he was still right
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 22, 2015, 11:01:19 AM
My house is smelling like Thanksgiving!  We are having it early so I can get out of the cold!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Maverick on November 22, 2015, 11:03:33 AM
Surprised you are still here !!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 22, 2015, 11:09:36 AM
Just the hazards of flying.  I'd guess if you read the fine print the. Airlines don't pay anything
I was stuck on a plane for about 2 hours shortly after the "news" making delayed flights...  waiting for deicing and wind direction changes.    At least then they opened up the beverage services ...   Missing a T-time wasn't as bad as missing a connector to a vacation ...   Most I've ever gotten out of an airline was a voucher for a meal for a delay.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 22, 2015, 11:57:21 AM
Another topic,  SURVEYS!
Is it just me or does everybody get surveys these days?  I get them on the phone, email and written for just about everything I do. 
Car service, telephone service, buying things, services provided. 
Just hire competent people, train them and supervise them.  You won't have to irritate me with surveys

I like Survey Monkey.  Take one and they donate to your favorite charity, in my case the Human Society.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on November 22, 2015, 01:05:18 PM
+2 Karma, SCF. Survey Monkey is usually easy to use, too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 22, 2015, 02:20:32 PM
+2 Karma, SCF. Survey Monkey is usually easy to use, too.

I meant Humane Society, not Human Society, Obama handles those contributions.....

Just took a survey a minute ago for of all things, Propane Containers.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 22, 2015, 09:21:45 PM
I've used survey monkey for doing a research project/paper...   it works well.


I'm thinking that some people who have their Christmas decorations out now - have too much time, or they are afraid of the cold
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on November 22, 2015, 10:10:14 PM
Now I see why Professor H plays so much golf.

https://www.facebook.com/bewarmers/videos/834965623280547/ (https://www.facebook.com/bewarmers/videos/834965623280547/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on November 23, 2015, 01:49:37 AM
I don't know why Fuzz has a problem with wine bottle trees.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12189542_10153171040161304_1841738475995725225_n.jpg?oh=33d1b0641f7ae5b5501e751285ec3437&oe=56F688F6)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2015, 05:44:44 AM
It's 5:30 in the morning and there are 48 'lurkers' out there...

y'all c'mon in and play...

the water is fine 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2015, 05:55:21 AM
Now I see why Professor H plays so much golf.

https://www.facebook.com/bewarmers/videos/834965623280547/ (https://www.facebook.com/bewarmers/videos/834965623280547/)

That gives another new challenge to the old 'keep your eye on the ball' phrase ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2015, 11:11:40 AM
Our weather during deer season (down here) isn't usually quite this cold so I put always just put a case of bottled water in my deer blind before I put it back in the woods.  I got back there this morning and the 'half full' bottle I had been drinking out of last night was frozen into a solid block of ice...

and yet 2 inches away from it the bottles in the case weren't frozen :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 23, 2015, 11:25:57 AM
Our weather during deer season (down here) isn't usually quite this cold so I put always just put a case of bottled water in my deer blind before I put it back in the woods.  I got back there this morning and the 'half full' bottle I had been drinking out of last night was frozen into a solid block of ice...

and yet 2 inches away from it the bottles in the case weren't frozen :-\ :-\ :-\

I'm sure mass had something to do with that but the various properties of water itself are amazing and that also could be why!   

http://hubpages.com/education/The-Amazing-and-Remarkable-Properties-of-Water (http://hubpages.com/education/The-Amazing-and-Remarkable-Properties-of-Water)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2015, 12:37:14 PM
I'm sure mass had something to do with that but the various properties of water itself are amazing and that also could be why!   

[url]http://hubpages.com/education/The-Amazing-and-Remarkable-Properties-of-Water[/url] ([url]http://hubpages.com/education/The-Amazing-and-Remarkable-Properties-of-Water[/url])


Yeah, I kind of figured it had to be something to do with mass...  All the bottles in the case were not sitting adjacent to each other but they were all full where the one I had been drinking from was probably just under half full.

I've had some fizzy beverages be liquid in the cold but then 'ice' as soon as I opened them but I could see and feel that this one was frozen solid as soon as I picked it up. 

Lots of interesting info at that link too!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 24, 2015, 09:30:03 AM
I did a 'scientific' experiment last night when I left my blind.

The 'frozen' bottle of water was still solid as can be so I left it just sitting in the blind.  I also left another half full bottle I'd been drinking out of right beside the frozen one. 

This morning the frozen one was still frozen and the other one was just 'gum chilling' cold but not frozen!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on November 24, 2015, 12:01:01 PM
I like sitting at the bar on a Tuesday morning.   :o
You can take the boy out of Monroe, but you can't take Monroe out of the boy.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 24, 2015, 01:17:24 PM
I like sitting at the bar on a Tuesday morning.   :o
You can take the boy out of Monroe, but you can't take Monroe out of the boy.   ;)

****!  If you were in Monroe I would ask you if you wanted some company!

 ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on November 25, 2015, 04:00:54 PM
I don't know why Fuzz has a problem with wine bottle trees.
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12189542_10153171040161304_1841738475995725225_n.jpg?oh=33d1b0641f7ae5b5501e751285ec3437&oe=56F688F6)
Don't think you saw this Fuzz since you have been away.

Just imagine it with bottles of scotch.

;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2015, 05:40:08 PM
I'm thinking about the knothead who is driving on I 75 last night.  It was about 4:45 and the traffic was pretty heavy. This jerk was trying to get around all of the cars. I was in the slow lane, and he drove on the side of the road around me and the three cars in front of me!  That's just an accident waiting to happen!

I waved at ya as I drove by!

I don't know why Fuzz has a problem with wine bottle trees.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12189542_10153171040161304_1841738475995725225_n.jpg?oh=33d1b0641f7ae5b5501e751285ec3437&oe=56F688F6)

I guess if I could stay stoned all the time, I could be somewhat tolerant of them.  Since I can't, I think that would have to suffer the consequences that a bowling ball would cause.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on November 25, 2015, 06:20:15 PM
I waved at ya as I drove by!

I guess if I could stay stoned all the time, I could be somewhat tolerant of them.  Since I can't, I think that would have to suffer the consequences that a bowling ball would cause.
I'm thinking if they were full bottles of scotch, you'd tolerate it until it was emptied. LOL
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2015, 06:37:58 PM
Then the only thing I would break with a bowling ball is a few bones in my feet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 26, 2015, 07:37:44 AM
My house is full of children...lots of people are shopping today.

I think T-day sales are dumb...but that's just my opinion.

Okay...I need an Ibuprofen for this pounding headache.

I hope everybody has a good day. C-ya.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 26, 2015, 08:07:26 AM
You have a good one too Fry, and everyone else out there as well.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Expanding on the T-Day shopping........I'm thinking the retailers (and this is not a lead in for slamming capitalism) are partially responsible for the degradation of family traditions and values by opening up for business on what is meant for a day in which families get together and socialize.  Now some parents are working, and some are going on shopping trips therefore taking the family time out of the picture.  And we wonder why family first values are diminishing.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 26, 2015, 01:04:31 PM
Today I am thankful for the "mark all as read" button! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 26, 2015, 02:49:36 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all as well!   

I for one would boycott stores that don't care about family and workers...  and tell them.
Never have nor will I ever wait in line to have a chance to buy something "cheap" just because it's some sale... 

Shame that this holiday is hijacked by the greed
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on November 26, 2015, 03:31:30 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hoping you all are enjoying in whatever manner and with whomever matters to you. And I hope all are safe when all is over for the day.

As I reflect I'm Thankful for the Angels that have been watching over me all these years. It's been a full time job I'm sure for any number of reasons. I really should have ceased to exist years ago. They say a cat has 9 lives. Well, this cat has used up about 8.5 of his.

I'm also Thankful for the other sheepdogs out there, both military and civilian (LE, FF, First Resp.) that share in watching over the herds. And of course those that preceded.

When I need to be reminded of how bad things can go, I jump to this clip. While I wasn't there, I've been through similar. Best viewed full screen and listened to with earbuds with volume up in order to catch the embedded dialog, esp. at the beginning.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAE6Il6OTcs&index=1&list=RDuAE6Il6OTcs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAE6Il6OTcs&index=1&list=RDuAE6Il6OTcs#)

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on November 26, 2015, 03:59:22 PM
Today I am thankful for the "mark all as read" button!

+1
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on November 26, 2015, 10:37:51 PM
I'm thinking the grandkids had so much fun playing outside today that it makes up for last Easters Cold! 
I like this global warming  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 27, 2015, 06:04:59 AM
I couldn't believe how warm it was when I let the dogs out even though I'd had a bedroom window open a little all night. 

I wonder if the rain will bother all those 'bargain hunters' out there this morning?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 27, 2015, 06:15:01 AM
Of course it's going to rain! It's load up the motor home day!
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Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 06:15:28 AM
That's all the talk on the morning TV news today BRD, except we're under flash flood watch until tomorrow afternoon as they are expecting 3 to 7 inches by then.
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Post by: eriemermaid on November 27, 2015, 06:51:12 AM
Yikes!  Where are you arpydave?
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Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 07:47:31 AM
College Town of NW Ark. where the cost of living is low if you're retired.  :D

Continually amazed at how friendly and trusting people are down here. Sometimes my jaw drops.  ???

And when it comes up in conversation that I just moved down from "Little D" I immediately have so much street cred you wouldn't believe.  8)
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Post by: The Fuzz on November 27, 2015, 07:51:04 AM
Lovely area arpydave!  Excellent retirement location.....low cost of living, relatively safe, and near some of my favorite trout streams and striped bass lakes.  You won't want for conversation, most will talk about anything for any duration of time.  Still love the way those ladies talk, just makes my belt buckle want to hit the floor.   ;D
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Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 08:16:36 AM
Lovely area arpydave! The run from Fayetteville to Fort Smith is just incredible  Excellent retirement location Yup.....low cost of living, paying $100 less than Monroe for a better Apt., low property, income and real estate taxes relatively safe, we try to keep the, um, undesirables corralled up in Springdale and near some of my favorite trout streams and striped bass lakes.  You won't want for conversation, most will talk about anything for any duration of time.  Still love the way those ladies talk, just makes my belt buckle want to hit the floor.   ;D Yeah, that and all the college gals away from home for the first time ;) You're never lonely if you know how to cook!
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Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 08:44:34 AM
If any of y'all are travelers, snowbirds, at or nearing retirement age I HIGHLY recommend mailing off to the Ark Tourism Bureau for info, esp. NW Ark.

And if you're happening by, try to get in touch with me. If we can't hook up, I'll still give ya the inside line based on your preferences. Art, entertainment, restaurants (more than just pizza), bike trails, education, hunting, fishing, public transport, cost of living, we got it all. Oh, and almost every road is paved. Without potholes.
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Post by: eriemermaid on November 27, 2015, 10:02:23 AM
Sounds great! I usually just travel down I-75,  turn at Chattanooga, and head into Alabama :-)
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Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2015, 10:50:54 AM
If any of y'all are travelers, snowbirds, at or nearing retirement age I HIGHLY recommend mailing off to the Ark Tourism Bureau for info, esp. NW Ark.

And if you're happening by, try to get in touch with me. If we can't hook up, I'll still give ya the inside line based on your preferences. Art, entertainment, restaurants (more than just pizza), bike trails, education, hunting, fishing, public transport, cost of living, we got it all. Oh, and almost every road is paved. Without potholes.

Isn't just about every road in the south paved and without potholes?

You forgot to mention you have dog racing.  That is a big plus isn't it?
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Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 11:00:52 AM
Yeah, and over in SE Wisc. too. I remember waking up for school from the sound of the plows WITH THEIR BLADES ON THE ROADWAY in winter, with few potholes.

No dog racing here, and I wouldn't be into it anyway. Build on the breed, but there's better ways.
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Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2015, 08:39:09 PM
Dog racing was just something to bet on.

I remember going over to West Memphis to see the pooches run way back when I started working.

Nasty business though.  I'm not sure many tracks are left.

I'm sure the new gas tax and higher registration fees will get all our roads smooth shortly.

I think the funds will actually start going to the roads after four or five years.
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Post by: Mayonnaise on November 28, 2015, 05:11:12 PM
So far three appearances booked. Waiting confirmation on one or two more.
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Post by: SidecarFlip on November 28, 2015, 07:04:39 PM
Don't know if you all know it but where the Freightliner Dealership is located on Benore Road, that used to be a dog racing track.  It extended from the corner of Alexis and Benore, to the Railroad tracks on the west.  Back when The Villa was a speakeasy....
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Post by: BigRedDog on November 29, 2015, 09:34:40 AM
Don't know if you all know it but where the Freightliner Dealership is located on Benore Road, that used to be a dog racing track.  It extended from the corner of Alexis and Benore, to the Railroad tracks on the west.  Back when The Villa was a speakeasy....

I think those old aerial photos from WSU and DTE show the old dog track where you're talking about.  Alexis Road did not go east of either Benore or Stickney back then either.  I'll have to try to get on their website and find that map again.

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Post by: SidecarFlip on November 29, 2015, 01:54:00 PM
I don't think Stickney was there either.  Just the railroad tracks.  I keep getting whiffs of dog crap in the back lot at Freightliner......... ;D
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Post by: BigRedDog on November 30, 2015, 06:39:35 AM
I don't think Stickney was there either.  Just the railroad tracks.  I keep getting whiffs of dog crap in the back lot at Freightliner......... ;D

I know Stickney was there south of where Alexis is now...   at least south of where the mobile home park is now.  There was a station for the interurban on Stickney right there.  In fact, the building is still there although it has been moved across the street.

And speaking of The Villa...

there was a road that headed south off of Lotus Road (it's a driveway at that point now) that would zig and zag and be under 'mount trashmore' today.  It shows as Preston street on Google maps on the north end...

I'm thinking it is probably Hagman Road on the Toledo end.  I'll have to dig it out and post it when I find it.

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Post by: sammy on December 03, 2015, 07:41:33 PM
Sad day today. Saying goodbye to the man who was my employer for 20 years, and my friend and a great traveling companion. He will be greatly missed.
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Post by: livewire on December 03, 2015, 07:42:39 PM
Sad day today. Saying goodbye to the man who was my employer for 20 years, and my friend and a great traveling companion. He will be greatly missed.

Sorry for your loss, Sammy.
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Post by: eriemermaid on December 03, 2015, 08:13:23 PM
Sorry Sammy.
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Post by: excelsior on December 03, 2015, 08:17:27 PM
Sad day today. Saying goodbye to the man who was my employer for 20 years, and my friend and a great traveling companion. He will be greatly missed.

That is sad news.  Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: CatLady on December 03, 2015, 09:41:06 PM
My condolences, Sammy.  Good friends are priceless.
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Post by: SidecarFlip on December 03, 2015, 10:23:33 PM
I feel for you.  Why I don't want any more dogs.  My good friends mostly have 4 legs and don't last as long as I do.....
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Post by: Tea Party Patriot on December 06, 2015, 09:33:12 AM
Thanks for all the private mesages of encouragement. Glad to know I have a few fans!  8) 8) 8). I appreciate your support.
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Post by: Monroe Native on December 06, 2015, 12:18:34 PM
Remember the Good Times Sammy!

Hang in there.
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Post by: Mayonnaise on December 06, 2015, 02:53:14 PM
As some of you know, I portray Santa during this time of year and sometimes for Christmas in July… Earlier, I felt just like I was in a Christmas special on the Hallmark Channel.

I was at the TA Truck Stop and as I was going in, there was this woman with two little girls. One was around 7 and the other around 11. The woman said to me, “My girls asked if I was Santa?” I said, “Maybe”. And I showed them my sleigh driver’s license from the North Pole. I said, “So, on your way home?” The mother replied, “Yes, just coming home from a funeral for a Grandfather and Brother.” Well, I gave the girls an ‘I Met Santa!’ card and of course I marked the back ‘Nice’. The two little girls than asked if I could give me a hug. Of course I couldn’t say no.

Reminded me back when I just graduated from High School and later that year, I  had to plan two funerals.

Really puts into perspective about life in general when you lose a loved one close or having your first holiday without them.
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Post by: blue2 on December 06, 2015, 03:13:51 PM
Nice of you
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Post by: livewire on December 06, 2015, 05:55:51 PM
Thank you, Mayo, for taking the time to brighten the day of two little girls, who had broken hearts. 

You're a special kind of guy.
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Post by: SidecarFlip on December 06, 2015, 07:16:12 PM
+1
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 08, 2015, 07:08:44 AM
We received our dog tag renewal applications yesterday in the mail...

all of them were in one envelope and there was only one 'return' envelope.

Good job Animal Control staff...

glad to see you're helping conserve tax dollars 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 09, 2015, 09:59:03 AM
The lawn out around and over the seepage bed is getting pretty tall...

I think I'll go out and mow that and maybe mulch a few leaves that were the last to fall...

At that point I should be safe to winterize the mower I think ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 07:22:56 AM
I was listening to Blizzard Bill giving his weekend weather forecast a little while ago...

he feels we at least may have the 'potential' to have some thunder boomers Sunday late and into Monday.

FedEX and UPS are both running behind in package deliveries this year...   

the big cause is online sales since Thanksgiving have been up around 14% from LAST year!!! 

What I will never understand...

Christmas is on the 25th of December EVERY YEAR...

why do some people wait until the last minute to order their gifts?

I understand that occasionally a manufacturer will have a shortage and not be able to deliver something until 'late' but a lot of this late 'surge' is from people that just put off their shopping until late!

With all the online shopping surge I'm wondering if we're seeing continued decline in the 'brick and mortar' stores on Main Street?
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 07:29:02 AM
I did get the lawn mowed around the seepage bed...

the trouble is it looks so nice now that it makes me want to mow the rest of the lawn!

I have a few areas that I can 'justify' because there are enough leaves to mulch but for the most part (especially the front yard) is looking about as good as it has for the past few winters. 

I need a few more 'dry' days outside to finish putting some things away for the winter. 
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 09:10:57 AM
Janis Joplin's Porsche sold for three times what the highest pre-auction estimates were!!!

http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/10/luxury/janis-joplin-porsche-auction/index.html (http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/10/luxury/janis-joplin-porsche-auction/index.html)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/1d/44/521d44fc84feb992fb43b301bcda6f97.jpg)
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Post by: Professor H on December 11, 2015, 09:35:50 AM
I'm glad to see the global warming effect still keeping it nice...   I saw flowers in Florida this year that were never in bloom when I was there before (funny how some plants think 70's is winter and go dormant)

I will be mowing my lawn as it seems to have grown - and it will mulch up the remaining leaves!    Just have to remember the extension cords are out for Christmas lights!
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Post by: blue2 on December 11, 2015, 09:39:30 AM
I chewed up some cords last year with the snowblower trying to move some snow away from the driveway.  Dummy me..Now i have a couple that are 10' shorter.
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 09:43:06 AM
I chewed up some cords last year with the snowblower trying to move some snow away from the driveway.  Dummy me..Now i have a couple that are 10' shorter.

I've done that...

glad they weren't energized at the time :o :o :o
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 10:15:44 AM
More on Janis Joplin's car...

seems to be trending on several websites today:

http://www.lifebuzz.com/joplins-porsche/ (http://www.lifebuzz.com/joplins-porsche/)
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Post by: blue2 on December 11, 2015, 10:21:57 AM
And they were wrapped up so tight it pulled the auger out of the housing.  I had take part of it apart to get back together.
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 10:39:39 AM
The worst I ever did was one day out brush hogging...

wrapped up what seemed then like hundreds of feet (it was probably 20 though) of old barbed wire fence in the brush hot.  At the same time I somehow got a piece of binder twine caught on the axle shaft for one of the wheels.  I spent the next day working to get them both off.  I finally ended up using the 4" Makita with a cut off wheel to get rid of the barbed wire.  No long term damage though and it gave me a chance to clean out under the deck and even sharpen the blades while I was under there...  some deferred maintenance!
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 10:41:50 AM
Temp is almost up to 50...

time to think about going out and getting the mulcher mower fired up and getting to work on the lawn.

I wonder if I should be thinking about getting the snow blower out of the back corner of the barn yet?
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 10:51:23 AM
I'm glad to see the global warming effect still keeping it nice...  I saw flowers in Florida this year that were never in bloom when I was there before (funny how some plants think 70's is winter and go dormant)

I will be mowing my lawn as it seems to have grown - and it will mulch up the remaining leaves!    Just have to remember the extension cords are out for Christmas lights!


Here's an old 'friend' I found out in the lawn when I was working on 'Pearl Harbor Day'...

I actually found one more out there since then but it wasn't in as good a shape so didn't bother taking a picture!

I'll have to go out next week and see if I can find any still out then?

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Dec7dandelion_zpsqhalynan.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/Dec7dandelion_zpsqhalynan.jpg.html)
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Post by: arpydave on December 11, 2015, 11:51:45 AM
I'm glad to see the global warming effect still keeping it nice...   I saw flowers in Florida this year that were never in bloom when I was there before (funny how some plants think 70's is winter and go dormant)

I will be mowing my lawn as it seems to have grown - and it will mulch up the remaining leaves!    Just have to remember the extension cords are out for Christmas lights!

I think it's more a case of length sunlight than temperature in the fall. After they experience a cold snap for winter and the length of sunlight is increasing, as in spring, they begin to bloom. But if they start and a big prolonged cold snap hits it hurts them.
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Post by: arpydave on December 11, 2015, 11:58:38 AM
I chewed up some cords last year with the snowblower trying to move some snow away from the driveway.  Dummy me..Now i have a couple that are 10' shorter.

You can also get some colored plastic tent stakes and pound them into the ground 1/2 way in along side your cords etc. before the ground freezes. Twist tie the cord to the stake. Or buy property line marker flags and do the same. My dad taught me that trick from our weekend exterior remodeling jobs where we had no concern with leaving them at a homeowners jobsite but wanted them to be aware of their presence so they wouldn't trip over them.

He used company's cords during week, he had his own for the side jobs.
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Post by: blue2 on December 11, 2015, 12:49:48 PM
Good idea....the way it's looking i might not have to to do that..
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Post by: Mayonnaise on December 11, 2015, 05:02:32 PM
Flipping through the channels and stop on MTV. They have a program called "Songs That Don't Suck". Somebody's Lying.
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Post by: Monroe Native on December 11, 2015, 05:39:15 PM
Flipping through the channels and stop on MTV. They have a program called "Songs That Don't Suck". Somebody's Lying.

LOL!

Isn't that a matter of taste Mayo?

If it was 80's hairbands they were playing I would take exception to your statement!

 ;D
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 12, 2015, 06:30:21 AM
Wondering how warm it's really going to get today?
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 12, 2015, 06:44:51 AM
Listening to Blizzard Bill on 13ABC Toledo and he's explaining again this morning how we may get a thunderstorm over the weekend and into Monday...

also saying south of Toledo they may hit 70 degrees tomorrow...

I was happy with the 55 I saw yesterday 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Mayonnaise on December 12, 2015, 09:32:16 AM
LOL!

Isn't that a matter of taste Mayo?

If it was 80's hairbands they were playing I would take exception to your statement!

 ;D
The Aqua Net hairspray era. lol
I didn't and still don't like the ballads that was done.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 12, 2015, 09:34:57 AM
I've been watching the weather for years. Weather watcher.

I've noticed warmer and we don't usually get hit with anything real major until January or February. Sometimes the usual weather makes it way in.
But I got thinking that if this warming tread keeps going, Michigan will become the new Florida. lol
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Post by: Tiny on December 12, 2015, 04:58:54 PM
I've been watching the weather for years. Weather watcher.

I've noticed warmer and we don't usually get hit with anything real major until January or February. Sometimes the usual weather makes it way in.
But I got thinking that if this warming tread keeps going, Michigan will become the new Florida. lol

Does that mean the old people will be moving back?
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Post by: nails on December 12, 2015, 05:26:31 PM

I'm wondering why . . . since WTI crude oil is at a 10 yr. low of about $35. a barrel, why gas prices jumped about 25 or 30 cents yesterday. Lambertville Kroger store went from $1.69 to $1.99.

Oil reserves / inventory is very high, and it's winter blend time. No reason for the increase.

Maybe someone here has a plausible theory.
 
"Just because they can" doesn't count.

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Post by: blue2 on December 12, 2015, 07:04:25 PM
But I think that's why they change the price..  We could have the government take it over
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Post by: Monroe Native on December 12, 2015, 07:05:00 PM
Christmas Travel Season......  Demand is up.....

 8*
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Post by: Tiny on December 12, 2015, 09:24:19 PM
Meijer and Kroger always jump up on Thursdays for the weekend fill-ups.
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 13, 2015, 07:02:14 AM
I'm thinking about this weather...

can't help it with 58 degrees at 6:30 am on December 13th!  I worked outside all day yesterday without a jacket and later in the afternoon I was down to just my tee-shirt!  My son brought his chain saw and we worked on cleaning up the fence row around the back field.  We built a huge brush pile...   now I need some snow on the ground to burn it!!!  I'm a little sore this morning...   hard to keep up with that kid when he works like that every day :o :o :o

Thinking about the weather again...   our very first 'Christmas' trip to Florida back in the mid 80s...   We were in the 5th wheeler at a campground in Bradenton.  About 10 we went for a walk because it was so 'nice' out.  It was 32 degrees and a lot of people weren't enjoying the temp as much as we were.  Considering what we had driven through on the way down there...   nasty snow clear into Tennessee with stretches of snow into north Georgia.  Must have been one of those polar vortexes going on but I don't think they called them that back then.

I remember watching the local tv weather and they even commented that the coldest spot in the nation that morning was in Michigan.  They said it was at Houghton Lake but I've always figured they meant Houghton in the UP on the Keweenaw Peninsula sticking out into Lake Superior.  32 in Florida and minus 30 at Houghton (or was it the lake?) was still pretty darned nice. 

They're just talking on the tv about tornadoes in Texas yesterday...

they can keep those :o :o :o
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 13, 2015, 07:59:39 AM
Thinking about the 'public assist' call I just heard on the scanner...

Erie FD is being requested to assist an individual who can't get into his door because 'someone' has placed a new doorknob on the door and he doesn't have a key to get in!!!

I'm thinking a landlord or a spouse / girlfriend probably has the key!!! 

I'll bet this isn't the first time he's gotten home at 8am on Sunday morning...

and I'm guessing it probably isn't from a night of hard labor :o :o :o
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Post by: Tim Heiss on December 14, 2015, 12:17:53 PM
Just read something on Facebook and it turns out to be true.

If you type on your phone the word "lardass" it will have an auto-correct option for "Kardashian"
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Post by: The Fuzz on December 14, 2015, 12:35:09 PM
Mine says luscious or fine. 
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Post by: Professor H on December 14, 2015, 10:14:58 PM
Does that mean the old people will be moving back?
I'm thinking it will take a few more years of global warming - then I'm shipping up some white sugar sand for my spring break party! 
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Post by: Tim Heiss on December 14, 2015, 10:32:10 PM
Does that mean the old people will be moving back?
Not with Snyder's taxes on pensions
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 15, 2015, 07:05:36 AM
I'm thinking it's going to be another nice day to get some work done outside in the yard and woods.  Not bad for the middle of December!
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2015, 08:00:25 AM
I think the furnace is running more than it has been the last couple of weeks!
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Post by: blue2 on December 16, 2015, 10:01:29 AM
Not mine..I still have it set on 64...Getting use to it 
But you are right it does run a little more than it did in Nov.
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Post by: blue2 on December 16, 2015, 10:42:57 AM
State says I need new plate for one veh so I go to office in Bedford. Don't open until 11. What a joke
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2015, 10:57:20 AM
Not mine..I still have it set on 64...Getting use to it 
But you are right it does run a little more than it did in Nov.

We've kept ours at 64 (night) for several years and 68 during the daytime.  Part of mine is self inflicted because I like to sleep with the window open.  The furnace exhaust is just below the bedroom window so I shut the furnace off at night when I open the window.  Probably this morning the furnace was doing the 64-68 'step up'...  I forget exactly what time it is set for.  I'm kind of thinking about one of those thermostats we can adjust from our phones.  Just waiting for the price to drop a little more.
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Post by: livewire on December 16, 2015, 01:23:07 PM
I'm thinking that we are on page 69 of this thread.



 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Mayonnaise on December 16, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
I'm thinking that we are on page 69 of this thread.



 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Well I'm waiting for 77. ;) ;D
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Post by: eriemermaid on December 16, 2015, 09:50:14 PM
 Can't believe I've been here for almost 3 weeks. It's time to move on.  Heading further south on Monday.  I will still be in Alabama ( someone please send me at Michigan State University T-shirt )  but I will be only minutes from the Florida boarder.
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Post by: SidecarFlip on December 16, 2015, 11:36:10 PM
I've been watching and thinking about Donald Trump and his campaign....

At some point not too long ago, he privately changed from an independent businessman to a balls to the wall professional politician.

He never announced it, said anything about it, he just 'changed gears'.

Don't know if it was his alienation from the Miss America Pagent, or the removal of his name from the Dubai country club complex or maybe his daughter telliing him....  you need to get serious, but he changed along the way.

He's loosing millions in revenue by doing what he's doing,,,  that is, attempting to get elected president.  I Have to respect him for his principles.

He's a guy thats 'All In'.  Think about it.
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 17, 2015, 06:39:32 AM
I was reading last night that the farmers up in the Saginaw Valley area of Michigan had a record sugar beet harvest this year.   I guess I never thought about why they grow beets in that area (and east into the thumb) but not down here. 

I know they have to be reasonably close to the processing plants.  There was one of those on an island in the Saginaw River in Bay City.  I worked across from it for a few winters and it stunk pretty bad when the wind was 'just wrong'!  During the fall harvest they would have areas around where they would stockpile the beats.  The farmers had 'acreage' contracts I believe and they had to deliver the crop to the nearest 'dump' and then the sugar company would move them from the stockpiles to the processing plants over a several months period as they needed them.   

We lived pretty close to one of the stockpiles and would go get a pickup load or two of the culls and put out for the deer sometimes. 
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Post by: Mayonnaise on December 17, 2015, 06:53:33 AM
I'm thinking that we are on page 69 of this thread.



 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
We all know what comes after 69 don't we?


That's right.... Mouthwash. ;););) ;D
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Post by: BigRedDog on December 17, 2015, 07:25:23 AM
Looking more at the sugar beets...

they grow them north of here and not too far south of here...

so why not in our area?

It is interesting that all the areas seem to be fairly small or narrow in range!

(http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/334113/SUGRBEET.GIF)

Above from:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/commodity-costs-and-returns/documentation.aspx (http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/commodity-costs-and-returns/documentation.aspx)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 17, 2015, 09:55:56 AM
You can 'look all you want' BRD, the reason why they aren't grown down here has to do with transportation for processing, and to a degree, the profit margin and equipment necessary for planting, harvesting.  beet growing / harvesting is done with specialized equipment.  They used to be grown here, but when Pioneer Sugar closed it's plant in Findlay, that spelled the end of beet production in this area.

Much like sauce tomatoes are headed.  Transport eats into the bottom line.  When sauce tomatoes were processed close by, it was much more profitable.  Now, it's not.... and California can grow multiple crops in one growing season, we cannot.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 17, 2015, 10:03:37 AM
The farmer I worked for had a 15 acre field of Sugar beets in NW Ohio.  One year either the workers did a poor job of hoeing the weeks and/or it rained a lot after and the field was full of weeks again.  The farmer and I spent weeks hoeing the field again.  I don't think i've touched a hoe since.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 17, 2015, 10:09:40 AM
I believe the guy behind me is done with Pumpkins (another labor intensive crop).  Basically, all he got this year was weeds.  I suspect it will be back to the old standby C-W-S next year....If he don't go tits up over the winter.

Crop choice, if made wrong, can and will bankrupt a farmer and in my view, most farmers are pretty poor businessmen (and women).
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 17, 2015, 10:46:54 PM
I just want to get this out. In the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think Jango Fett is still alive. I think his beheading was a battle droid decoy. He might be Kylo Ren.
I've watched the clip of his beheading and some things don't make sense.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: sammy on December 17, 2015, 10:52:30 PM
I just want to get this out. In the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think Jango Fett is still alive. I think his beheading was a battle droid decoy. He might be Kylo Ren.
I've watched the clip of his beheading and some things don't make sense.
Oh my!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 18, 2015, 07:44:29 AM
You can 'look all you want' BRD, the reason why they aren't grown down here has to do with transportation for processing, and to a degree, the profit margin and equipment necessary for planting, harvesting.  beet growing / harvesting is done with specialized equipment.  They used to be grown here, but when Pioneer Sugar closed it's plant in Findlay, that spelled the end of beet production in this area.

Much like sauce tomatoes are headed.  Transport eats into the bottom line.  When sauce tomatoes were processed close by, it was much more profitable.  Now, it's not.... and California can grow multiple crops in one growing season, we cannot.

I'd kind of forgotten about the plant in Findlay but I do recall their sign (maybe on a big tank) right along I-75.  Findlay would have been a long haul from here anyway.  Did they have a satellite dump site up here anywhere?  The map I posted is pretty small but it does look like it's showing beets not too far south and east of Toledo. 

They keep looking for something to put in where the power plant is closing in Luna Pier...   seems like that area would work good for a beet processing plant :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 18, 2015, 07:48:51 AM
I just want to get this out. In the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think Jango Fett is still alive. I think his beheading was a battle droid decoy. He might be Kylo Ren.
I've watched the clip of his beheading and some things don't make sense.

As we were leaving the mall yesterday afternoon we saw a WTOL news truck setting up in the parking lot out by the theater.

Must have been why they were busy putting in new carpet the last time we were there.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 18, 2015, 10:50:54 AM
As we were leaving the mall yesterday afternoon we saw a WTOL news truck setting up in the parking lot out by the theater.

Must have been why they were busy putting in new carpet the last time we were there.
When I went by, I saw Fox 2 from Toledo there.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 18, 2015, 12:53:42 PM
Probably interviewing the Star War fanatics.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 18, 2015, 01:32:33 PM
Probably interviewing the Star War fanatics.
I kind of figured. Must be people that don't have a Facebook account. ;) ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 18, 2015, 05:18:21 PM
I just want to get this out. In the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think Jango Fett is still alive. I think his beheading was a battle droid decoy. He might be Kylo Ren.
I've watched the clip of his beheading and some things don't make sense.
And John Stark is going to survive his death in Game of Thrones...  as that ending left the opening as well... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 18, 2015, 06:46:19 PM
It is absolutely amazing how fast people forget how to drive in the snow!!!

West side of the state today:

(http://image.mlive.com/home/mlive-media/width960/img/grandrapidspress/photo/2015/12/18/-fe6c14e9251a8ef7.JPG)

Story:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/12/numerous_crashes_reported_on_s.html#incart_gallery (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/12/numerous_crashes_reported_on_s.html#incart_gallery)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 19, 2015, 07:43:42 AM
I am thinking I probably should get the snow blower out and started and let it run for a bit.  I usually pull it out a couple of times during the summer but I kind of got it boxed back into a corner last spring so I didn't do that this summer...   I may well pay the price for that now :( :( :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on December 19, 2015, 08:47:32 AM
Not a bad idea BRD. While you're at it, dump some Sta-bil in the lawn mower if you haven't already.

And if you have a back up generator take a look at your owner's manual to see if they recommend a different viscosity for colder weather and if it has electric start check the battery condition. I didn't one year and needed to fire it up for a 24-36 hr. time frame during an ice storm. Dead battery, and the hand pull that generally took right away in summer about wore me out pulling the rope with that thicker oil.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 19, 2015, 09:17:10 AM
Not a bad idea BRD. While you're at it, dump some Sta-bil in the lawn mower if you haven't already.

And if you have a back up generator take a look at your owner's manual to see if they recommend a different viscosity for colder weather and if it has electric start check the battery condition. I didn't one year and needed to fire it up for a 24-36 hr. time frame during an ice storm. Dead battery, and the hand pull that generally took right away in summer about wore me out pulling the rope with that thicker oil.

I've been using Sta-bil since my early on boatyard days...  buy it in the large economy size.  I'm vigilant in keeping fuel tanks 'full' with treated fuel.

I do have a generator and I try to start it (no electric start yet but something I'll have to consider someday) every couple of weeks.  I actually don't worry about it as much in the dead of winter as I do in the spring when I need to keep the sump pumps in the basement working.  I have a fireplace in the basement that will keep the house warm enough to prevent pipes from freezing.   

As far as the generator I use synthetic oil in that and so far it has never failed to start even in the coldest part of winter.

What I have had to do a couple of times is get the snowblower going (it's got an engine that is built special for cold weather starting) first.  Then I have a straight piece of aluminum dryer vent.  I've cut that to fit over the muffler on the snowblower and I put the exhaust right on the crankcase of the generator.  It puts warm air (without it getting too hot because the aluminum dissipates the 'hot') down there to warm the oil.  Start it and let it run while I go do something else for an hour and the generator will start just like it's August ;) ;) ;)  Of course make sure there's plenty of ventilation if you're doing this inside. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 19, 2015, 10:08:08 AM
Tim Janny put me onto Sea Foam additive to stabilize and clean fuel systems.  it's not cheap but very good stuff.
The small can mixes with about 15 gal of gas.  I buy 5 or 10 gal of gas at a time and mix in the Sea Foam for all my stuff. I even dump a can in the truck a couple of times a year when tank about half full.  It seems to respond better.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on December 19, 2015, 04:59:39 PM
I use Sea Foam in all my two cycle gas. All my string trimmers, blowers and chain saws. Makes them run forever, it seems. I've never needed to do any repairs to keep them running. Seems to make em start easier, too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 19, 2015, 05:28:08 PM
I mix it in the big cans and it goes in mowers blowers generators & snow throwers.  You're right I think they start easier and run smoother. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 19, 2015, 07:12:44 PM
There's been more than one discussion (arguments too) of Sta-Bil vs SeaFoam...

Use one or the other or even one of the other stabilizers that are around lately and you'll be better off than not using anything.  The other frequent 'argument' I've heard more than once was about storing the boat (or any tank of fuel actually) with the the tank full or leaving it down most of the way and then filling up with 'fresh' fuel in the spring.  I've worked on engines with both fuel supplies in the spring and I couldn't see any advantage of the fresh fuel over the stored fuel as long as the Sta-Bil had been added and run into the engine before fogging oil was added to the air intake. 

Especially with today's ethanol added to the fuel there is a tendency for the stored fuel to 'draw' moisture out of the air and into the fuel tank.  If the tank is full there seems to be much less tendency for that to happen. 

I've started engines that had fuel that had been stored for two years and didn't run into any real problems.  I would be a little less optimistic to try going any longer than that though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 19, 2015, 08:04:10 PM
That's good to know.  I've been hearing the last couple of years that you should keep some gas in because the gaskets and seals dry out without the fuel.  I don't know if that's true but I do know if I leave fuel in tank with additives the engine fires up easily after setting for months.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on December 19, 2015, 09:03:01 PM
The John Lennon Birthday Tribute on AMC.

Time to roll back and chill and reminiscence.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on December 19, 2015, 10:01:06 PM
It is absolutely amazing how fast people forget how to drive in the snow!!!
I happened to be on the roads that day, there were some extra circumstances to deal with.

Since we haven't had snow for awhile, there was no residual salt on the road to aid in the melting process. When it started to snow, the first part melted, then froze as more came down.

We only got like an inch or so over here in Jackson, but the roads weren't snow covered, they were ice covered with snow. I saw people going 10 to 15 mph on side streets and crashing into cars at intersections because there was no traction at all.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 19, 2015, 10:16:27 PM
The old red stinky Stabil don't work with ethanol.  You need the blue Marine Stabil now.....

My opinion is out on Sea Foam.  I buy it by the gallon but I use it as a fuel system cleaner only.  I can't see where Stoddard solvent and a few mysterious additives do anything to 'stabilize' fuel, especially alcohol laced gasoline.

I run premium unleaded in my power equipment all the time.  There is a station in Tecumseh that sells no lead and one in Britton too.

I was told that Berryman Chem-Tool is good stuff too.  I use the Berryman Parts dip in the gallon can (with it's own basket) to clean carbs that are gunked up.  It's expensive, $50.00 a gallon but it works fantastic.  Soak a carb (disassembled) for 30 minutes, rinse with water and blow out with compressed air and it's good as new.  It also strips carbon from valve train parts and assemblies too.  Good stuff.  Been using the same gallon for a couple years now.

I've seen e-gas thats sat and separated and it's ugly and stinks.  The problem with e-gas is it attacks rubber and neoprene fuel lines, hardens them and they fail.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 19, 2015, 10:47:38 PM
My father in law use to bring carbon tetrachloride home from the shop when we worked on cars back in the 60's. Wasn't much it didn't clean
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 19, 2015, 11:02:03 PM
My father in law use to bring carbon tetrachloride home from the shop when we worked on cars back in the 60's. Wasn't much it didn't clean

I still have a couple bottles for those 'hard to clean' items.  You have to be very careful with Carbon Tet.  If you inhale the fumes, they will cause real bad things to happen to your lungs....  Why it was banned for use as a solvent.  Triple 1 isn't bad (cleaning) either.  Thats what non-chlorinated brake cleaner is.  Stuff is wicked on your hands,It's very dry and pulls the oil from your skin.... I always wear latex gloves.

The Berryman's carb dip is neither.  It's an amber colored liquid, Berryman calls it an enzyme cleaner.  Whatever it is, it has no smell and is water soluble and it really works.  It will pull baked on  carbon right off exhaust valves to the bare metal in 30 minutes soaking.  Makes pot metal aluminum carbs look like new, cleans the jets and everything.

I though 50 bucks was a bit over the top for a gallon pail when I bought it but I'm still on the original gallon for at least 2 years now and it shows no sign of getting weaker.  Autozone has it BTW.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 20, 2015, 07:16:24 AM
Thinking about our youngest daughter...

it's her birthday today and this is her 2nd birthday she's been in Florida.  I talked to her yesterday and she even has to work today...   12 hours!!!  Guess she's growing up  :o :o :o 

Glad she's got a decent job though ;) ;) ;)

I happened to be on the roads that day, there were some extra circumstances to deal with.

Since we haven't had snow for awhile, there was no residual salt on the road to aid in the melting process. When it started to snow, the first part melted, then froze as more came down.

We only got like an inch or so over here in Jackson, but the roads weren't snow covered, they were ice covered with snow. I saw people going 10 to 15 mph on side streets and crashing into cars at intersections because there was no traction at all.

Sometimes 10 mph is just too fast for road conditions. 

Thinking of our youngest daughter...   

we were going somewhere and all three kids were in the backseat...

the two older kids always made her sit in the middle of the backseat.  It was snowy out and a car went flying by us on Telegraph...  out of nowhere she yells out "you should have left sooner"!!!  She was probably 4 or 5 at the time.  Another day we were stopped in line at traffic on Telegraph at Stewart.  The light changed and the truck ahead of us didn't move...

and didn't move...

and didn't move...   I had a 'bag phone' at the time so I know there were probably smaller phones but no smart phones.  No idea what the driver was doing but we know they were't paying attention to driving!

Out of the blue the little one yells out:

Go!!!   It's not going to get any greener!!!

I'd never heard that and I have no idea where she came up with it but it sure did fit for what was going on!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 20, 2015, 07:26:02 AM
I happened to be on the roads that day, there were some extra circumstances to deal with.

Since we haven't had snow for awhile, there was no residual salt on the road to aid in the melting process. When it started to snow, the first part melted, then froze as more came down.

We only got like an inch or so over here in Jackson, but the roads weren't snow covered, they were ice covered with snow. I saw people going 10 to 15 mph on side streets and crashing into cars at intersections because there was no traction at all.


My wife has had to be up and on the road by 4:30 for work for years.  And for most of those years she had a 20-40 mile drive.  And of course in the winter she'd have to leave earlier if the roads were possibly going to be bad.  And of course after she would get there the phone would be ringing off the hook.  Always some of the other morning staff calling because they could't make it to work...   the roads are just "too bad"!!!

I guess they knew their driving capacity but some of them were only a mile or two from work! 

My wife does say the younger generations don't have the same work ethic as the older ones do :( :( :(

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 20, 2015, 07:37:00 AM
My father in law use to bring carbon tetrachloride home from the shop when we worked on cars back in the 60's. Wasn't much it didn't clean

I still have a couple bottles for those 'hard to clean' items.  You have to be very careful with Carbon Tet.  If you inhale the fumes, they will cause real bad things to happen to your lungs....  Why it was banned for use as a solvent.  Triple 1 isn't bad (cleaning) either.  Thats what non-chlorinated brake cleaner is.  Stuff is wicked on your hands,It's very dry and pulls the oil from your skin.... I always wear latex gloves.


My Mom was an 'arts and crafts' person to the extreme.  When I was little she kept a bottle of carbon tet in her craft stuff to clean some kind of paint she was working with on projects.

Some cousins were over one night and brought us a new puppy...   we were thrilled like any couple of kids would be. 

My Dad made a little 'nest' for it out on the back enclosed porch and he put it out there for the night after our cousins left.  He could hear the puppy whining and whimpering for a bit but then it quieted right down.  He figured it had snuggled down in the nest he built for it and was enjoying a good night's sleep. 

But in reality the puppy had done what most puppies would do and he had gone exploring.  Somehow he had knocked over a bottle of the carbon tet and it had smashed on the concrete floor.

The puppy wasn't just being quiet...  it was dead!!!!

Yes, carbon tet does something to the lungs alright :o :o :o

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 20, 2015, 06:47:14 PM
I had to leave the water running in the sink last night. Leaving north Alabama for warmer weather in the morning! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on December 20, 2015, 07:53:27 PM
I've seen e-gas thats sat and separated and it's ugly and stinks.  The problem with e-gas is it attacks rubber and neoprene fuel lines, hardens them and they fail.

Don't forget it's corrosive as **** too.

Unless your fuel system is designed for it - and I mean everything that it touches in your fuel system - it will eat it up.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 20, 2015, 09:59:30 PM
Carbon Tet used to be an agent in fire extinguishers... before those were outlawed.

I always wondered why the NO E-85 was on the inside of gas caps.

and Erie - It's cold all the way to North of Tampa I hear -    crank up the heat! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 20, 2015, 10:48:11 PM
Don't forget it's corrosive as **** too.

Unless your fuel system is designed for it - and I mean everything that it touches in your fuel system - it will eat it up.

Ethanol gasoline and Corn alcohol can never be transmitted via pipeline because it is corrosive (in both states) to the pipelines themselves and the fittings associated with them (pipelines).  E-gas is blended at the fueling rack where transports are loaded.....

But Obama and the tree huggers say it's enviromentally correct.  Who is to say otherwise.

Sort of like tetra-ethyl lead.  When tetra-ethyl lead was pulled from gasoline (no-lead) not to be confused with e-gas we have today, every engine with non-hardened valve seats was at risk and quite a few succumbed.

Reminds me of Halon sort of.  Halon is supposedly ozone layer damaging so the gummit outlawed it.  Guess who has the largest stockpile of Halon now?  One guess allowed.  Hint, Halon is the best fire suppressant ever compounded....

Amazing how gullible the public is....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 20, 2015, 11:41:10 PM
Exposure to high concentrations of carbon tetrachloride (including vapor) can affect the central nervous system, degenerate the liver[8] and kidneys[14] and may result (after prolonged exposure) in coma and even death.[15] Chronic exposure to carbon tetrachloride can cause liver[16][17] and kidney damage and could result in cancer.

My dad had a Carbon Tet fire extinguisher that looked like this one many years ago.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Carbon_tetrachloride_1930s_fire_extinguisher.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2015, 07:59:51 AM
My Dad had one particular crane (I've forgotten manufacturer long ago) that was always hard to start on rainy days.  All that iron would just draw the moisture and it would bead up on the engine and the ignition components.  All that stuff was still pretty basic back then and even the ignition wires were still copper with an insulator jacket over them. 

SOP to start that crane on days like that was to grab the carbon tet fire extinguisher and spray the engine down...   go have a cup of coffee and when you got back it would usually start right up. 

I don't remember for sure but it seems like they got rid of that crane when they had to get rid of the carbon tet fire extinguishers.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2015, 08:17:36 AM
Ethanol gasoline and Corn alcohol can never be transmitted via pipeline because it is corrosive (in both states) to the pipelines themselves and the fittings associated with them (pipelines).  E-gas is blended at the fueling rack where transports are loaded.....

But Obama and the tree huggers say it's enviromentally correct.  Who is to say otherwise.

Sort of like tetra-ethyl lead.  When tetra-ethyl lead was pulled from gasoline (no-lead) not to be confused with e-gas we have today, every engine with non-hardened valve seats was at risk and quite a few succumbed.

Reminds me of Halon sort of.  Halon is supposedly ozone layer damaging so the gummit outlawed it.  Guess who has the largest stockpile of Halon now?  One guess allowed.  Hint, Halon is the best fire suppressant ever compounded....

Amazing how gullible the public is....


I think most firefighters would argue with that...

water is still the best fire suppressant ever compounded...

and very few side effects ;) ;) ;)


I have installed hundreds of Halon fire extinguishers in boats.  They were an almost perfect location for use.  Somewhat confined.  We did have to train the boat operators that if their Halon extinguisher triggered while they were present they had to make sure to turn off the air circulation ventilation system.  In the case of an actual fire you wanted the highest concentration of Halon possible in the engine compartment. 

Other places where they were (and still are) very popular is in computers and electronics.  You could discharge Halon right into your computer and it wouldn't hurt a thing...   or you either for that matter.

It's presently treated similar to the older Air Conditioning freon compound...   ok to have it and use it when necessary but you have to reclaim and recycle when working on the system.  The biggest thing that has done is put a lot of the smaller manufacturers out of business so their units (which had to be serviced periodically like all other fire extinguishers) became obsolete. 

Here's a pretty good reference article:

http://info.orrprotection.com/blog/bid/161598/Halon-1301-Top-6-Most-Asked-Questions (http://info.orrprotection.com/blog/bid/161598/Halon-1301-Top-6-Most-Asked-Questions)

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: nails on December 21, 2015, 08:29:46 AM
I never knew that the old glass ball "fire grenades" were filled with carbon tet. Although some were filled with salt water to prevent freezing.

I did know that carbon tet was a common chemical used in dry cleaning.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 21, 2015, 08:31:08 AM
Going home for the Holidays!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2015, 08:37:01 AM
Going home for the Holidays!


Think of Dolly a 'little bit' while you're traveling:

Dolly Parton "Home For Christmas" Special 1990 (Pt4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdDmjAJ37vM#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 21, 2015, 09:01:51 AM
There is a battle for the next Halon... as it was the next best thing to water in Fire Suppression.

As a clean agent it was better -  (clean agents are best for areas of sensitive nature like computer rooms and for other things that don't work well after getting wet)

Many replacements are now tailored to the specific hazard instead of one stop for all.
I have a whole class on this topic  ;D

The old systems of halon are retrofitted with new tanks/agents/nozzels

want to make $$ come up with that replacement that passes the environmental impact side as well!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on December 21, 2015, 09:23:14 AM
One of the big benefits of a smothering type of system like Halon was the ability to exit the space without a breathing device with minimal adverse health effects. Many of the spaces best served by them are rather large.

The downside is for them to be most effective is that it needs to be relatively sealed, and as pointed out in regards to boats bilge air circulation needs to be secured.

And yes, Halon is still available but cost prohibitive to most except where the value of the contents justifies it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2015, 09:30:49 AM
There is a battle for the next Halon... as it was the next best thing to water in Fire Suppression.

As a clean agent it was better -  (clean agents are best for areas of sensitive nature like computer rooms and for other things that don't work well after getting wet)

Many replacements are now tailored to the specific hazard instead of one stop for all.
I have a whole class on this topic  ;D

The old systems of halon are retrofitted with new tanks/agents/nozzels

want to make $$ come up with that replacement that passes the environmental impact side as well!

I remember in FF 1 class the instructor showing us video of how 'someday' fire trucks would roll up to a structure fire and pull a big tube out to shoot the building full of Halon.  Don't know if that ever happened or not but I was never around any equipment like that.

We did carry a few portable extinguishers for sensitive equipment.  Filling some of that stuff with dry powder was as bad (maybe worse) than using water.

I still have a few stainless pressurized water extinguishers I keep with me when I'm burning out in the woods.  A little water early on is much better than a whole lot of water 'later' on!

If we don't get any snow before long I may have to experiment with filling those with some of the 'pink' RV antifreeze.  Not sure if any of those are actually flammable or not.  I'll have to do a little research before I set the whole woods on fire :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2015, 10:12:43 AM
Well, it's getting pretty obvious that unless all the weather forecasters are really, really wrong we're not going to have a 'White Christmas' this year.

I'm sure there will be some young ones that won't be happy >:( >:( >:(

I guess they'll just have to dream about it:

Frank Sinatra - White Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBRpMy44JUc#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 21, 2015, 10:39:26 AM
Going home for the Holidays!
Should I keep the suit out just in case?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 21, 2015, 11:19:58 AM
Think of Dolly a 'little bit' while you're traveling:

I normally do just before bedtime.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 21, 2015, 12:00:49 PM
A few weeks back we were into Monroe's Original for lunch and they gave us a flyer that said they were closing by a few days after Thanksgiving...   

then drove by and saw they were closed but now in the last few days we've gotten texts from them every day with one special or another!!!

Not sure if they're just taking advantage of the mild weather or if they just took a short vacation this year :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 23, 2015, 12:24:36 PM
Looks like we'll have a small chance of some nasty weather (including tornadoes) tonight...

much better chance of some strong winds though  >:( >:( >:(


http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2015/12/isolated_tornadoes_possible_in.html (http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2015/12/isolated_tornadoes_possible_in.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 24, 2015, 06:42:36 AM
Listening to 13ABC morning news and weather.  Plenty of damage around the area overnight.  Sounds like they got it worse in Lenawee than we did.  Some major damage up in the Canton area too.

I'll go out and take a walk once the sun gets up and see if I find any problems.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 24, 2015, 09:56:22 AM
Ottawa Lake are without power last night until this morning according to a few
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 24, 2015, 10:40:18 AM
Took the flagpole down so it did't snap off.  Have to walk the properties and see if there is any wind damage....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 24, 2015, 08:51:12 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1896861_1014582691935092_5263251095594300446_n.jpg?oh=e65108e3d19cd39d3751d5c86918835a&oe=56D821F7)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 25, 2015, 06:41:30 AM
Merry Christmas everyone!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 25, 2015, 06:54:20 AM
Why...

when you're accustomed to getting up at a set time every day is it so difficult to 'sleep in' on one of the mornings you can?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 25, 2015, 07:32:13 AM
There is a lot to the old saying about us being creatures of habit.  I have the same issue BRD.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: jbs49238 on December 25, 2015, 08:17:54 AM
Took the flagpole down so it did't snap off.  Have to walk the properties and see if there is any wind damage....

Structures down not far west of you...but you are in the middle of nowhere so the NWS doesn't really givashit....

Just so ya know!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 25, 2015, 10:35:42 AM
What is going on with wheat this fall...

I have never seen so much wheat planted as I have this year...

we are completely surrounded by wheat fields this fall :-\ :-\ :-\

Out driving around yesterday and noticed some major differences in the progress some of the wheat fields have made...

I saw a couple fields that the wheat is 6" tall...   

it's just continuing to grow without really going dormant. 

Is this going to mess it up in the spring if we don't get some 'winter weather' before long?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 25, 2015, 10:55:12 AM
Yesterday, Christmas Eve, we did our Christmas with some family members. When it was time for them to leave, they’re son said to me, “We’re leaving now so we can go to bed… Because you have to work tonight.” I said, “I have to work tonight?” He said, “Yea, you’re delivering the toys tonight.”
LOL!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 25, 2015, 11:12:10 AM
Out driving around yesterday and noticed some major differences in the progress some of the wheat fields have made...

I saw a couple fields that the wheat is 6" tall...   

it's just continuing to grow without really going dormant. 

Is this going to mess it up in the spring if we don't get some 'winter weather' before long?

Winter wheat needs to go dormant - so that could affect some, but I doubt if we will go through the next two months without some major cold spells...  (after all it looks much better to go to Florida when it's actually cold here)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 25, 2015, 11:13:16 AM
Merry Christmas to all! 

 and if you celebrate on of the other Holidays this season - I hope that is shared with your family and friends as well.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 25, 2015, 12:28:09 PM
Family is what it is all about! 

I've noticed that ever increasing enjoyment of family get together events with every day and year of my life.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 25, 2015, 03:22:36 PM
I think I could get used to future Winter in our part of Michigan like this.

Funny thing is that if we had a good snow, people would still complain about it and complain that the road commission is still not doing they're job of keeping the roads clear.

And the beat goes on.... ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 25, 2015, 03:34:07 PM
LOL, no doubt Mayo!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 25, 2015, 11:47:08 PM
I read that New Mexico is getting 7 inches of snow Saturday.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/dec/25/new-mexico-bracing-powerful-post-christmas-storm/?full-story (http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/dec/25/new-mexico-bracing-powerful-post-christmas-storm/?full-story)

I think this country flipped.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 25, 2015, 11:55:18 PM
Sad news today. 

Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer is dead.
On Christmas Eve, flying over Barcelona, Rudolph was hit by a goose and a Boeing 747.

It is reported that the deer in Spain got hit mainly by the plane.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 26, 2015, 06:47:48 AM
I read that New Mexico is getting 7 inches of snow Saturday.

[url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/dec/25/new-mexico-bracing-powerful-post-christmas-storm/?full-story[/url] ([url]http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/dec/25/new-mexico-bracing-powerful-post-christmas-storm/?full-story[/url])

I think this country flipped.


I was just watching on 13ABC Toledo how we'll be getting two distinct storms that are kind of merging right over us in the next few days...  mostly rain but could get some freezing rain over around Hillsdale!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 26, 2015, 07:30:55 AM
Looks like the worst of the rain should be south of us:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXH1dw8U0AAPYx8.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 26, 2015, 11:10:31 AM
Glad the Christmas crap is done for another year....  Now comes New Years Eve and all the drunks....  How exciting.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 26, 2015, 10:21:58 PM
I think there was an attempted ISIS attack at Meijer today. Stopped in this evening and on the way in decided to use the restroom. Smelled really foul when I walked in but I had to go. I peeked in the stall and about vomited. Looked like someone exploded in there. The walls and everything were covered with feces and vomit. Looked like a bomb blew them up but not the store.

I told the door watcher that there was a Hazmat clean up needed in the Restroom.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 27, 2015, 07:42:40 AM
I was out yesterday walking around the garden and thinking about what a total 'bust' it was last year...

wondering if it was even worth cleaning up the mess to plant again this year...

then I went to the mailbox and there was the new Burpee Catalog!!!

We'll go through it and 'dream' a little ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: NewDawn on December 27, 2015, 07:54:13 AM
I think there was an attempted ISIS attack at Meijer today. Stopped in this evening and on the way in decided to use the restroom. Smelled really foul when I walked in but I had to go. I peeked in the stall and about vomited. Looked like someone exploded in there. The walls and everything were covered with feces and vomit. Looked like a bomb blew them up but not the store.

I told the door watcher that there was a Hazmat clean up needed in the Restroom.

Ewww. Can you imagine being the maintenance worker that had to clean that up? Well, I was at the mall and I do believe that his partner in crime let off a bomb in the women's bathroom. I couldn't take it and walked out. What a mess! lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 27, 2015, 09:40:57 AM
This was the featured 'Homes for sale' listing on the Detroit News website this week:

http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/2015/12/21/historic-upper-peninsula-estate-granot-loma-for-sale-at-40-million/77695998/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/2015/12/21/historic-upper-peninsula-estate-granot-loma-for-sale-at-40-million/77695998/)

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/524dcc19dcaae38703aacfd1573ff087e2a225df/c=0-0-2514-1890&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/2015/12/21/DetroitNews/DetroitNews/635862944947906045-GRANOT-LOMA-LAKE-SUPERIOR-UP-2.JPG)

It's currently the most expensive home listed in Michigan at $40M so fair to say there are a limitied number of buyers.

I do have my PowerBall ticket from last night laying here that I haven't checked so if I win we may be on our way back to Marquette for tour ;) ;) ;)

I've actually been 'to' the property but not inside.  Actually I was there when the home was in disrepair according to the story. 

It was in my early college days of 1968 and it was a very long story that involved a large cooler filled with quarts of PBR and Blatz beer...

and the daughter of the Sheriff in the next county over...

probably a few more elements I've forgotten over the years.

Anyway, very late one night after a missed turn on the road from Big Bay back to Marquette we ended up at this property.  It was a bright moon (one of the reasons we were out and about) and we were able to pretty much drive right up to it. 

Would like to go back and see all the work that's gone into it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on December 28, 2015, 08:18:14 AM
Why do we need so many what are you thinking about threads?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 28, 2015, 01:24:02 PM
I'm thinking you are gonna have fun on 275 going home today...... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on December 28, 2015, 01:30:13 PM
I just got home from doing some running around, and the roads weren't that bad.  Yeah, they had some ice and slush on them, but if you give yourself extra time to stop, and go slow, it's no problem.  I was more worried about the idiots out there that have no clue how to drive in these conditions.  As long as they don't hurt me or my family, I could care less if their stupidity causes them to wrap around a telephone pole.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 28, 2015, 01:31:26 PM
This was the featured 'Homes for sale' listing on the Detroit News website this week:

[url]http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/2015/12/21/historic-upper-peninsula-estate-granot-loma-for-sale-at-40-million/77695998/[/url] ([url]http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/2015/12/21/historic-upper-peninsula-estate-granot-loma-for-sale-at-40-million/77695998/[/url])

([url]http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/524dcc19dcaae38703aacfd1573ff087e2a225df/c=0-0-2514-1890&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/2015/12/21/DetroitNews/DetroitNews/635862944947906045-GRANOT-LOMA-LAKE-SUPERIOR-UP-2.JPG[/url])

It's currently the most expensive home listed in Michigan at $40M so fair to say there are a limitied number of buyers.

I do have my PowerBall ticket from last night laying here that I haven't checked so if I win we may be on our way back to Marquette for tour ;) ;) ;)

I've actually been 'to' the property but not inside.  Actually I was there when the home was in disrepair according to the story. 

It was in my early college days of 1968 and it was a very long story that involved a large cooler filled with quarts of PBR and Blatz beer...

and the daughter of the Sheriff in the next county over...

probably a few more elements I've forgotten over the years.

Anyway, very late one night after a missed turn on the road from Big Bay back to Marquette we ended up at this property.  It was a bright moon (one of the reasons we were out and about) and we were able to pretty much drive right up to it. 

Would like to go back and see all the work that's gone into it.


Not for me. lottery winner or not...  Too close to the water's edge...erosion is a big factor.  Too big to heat or cool and way too far from civilization.

The guy I work for owns Treetops.  That's more like it far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2015, 03:36:06 PM
Constructed in 1919......I would think for nearly 100 years old it would have shown more signs of erosion.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 28, 2015, 03:59:14 PM
Looks like a black hole for money. Never get enough tourists to make money and keep it running.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 28, 2015, 05:54:16 PM
No question.....hardly an investment property, but I'd have the entire place on my own just for the view.....and perhaps a visit or two from the Kardashian sisters.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on December 28, 2015, 06:10:57 PM
I'm thinking you are gonna have fun on 275 going home today...... ;D

Not today I won't!

I get to enjoy the Automotive Shutdown this week.

I do get to go in once for an hour or so - but I'm going up that way for something else anyway.

I'd call you to shoot some rats, but it's been a little wet today for it!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on December 28, 2015, 06:16:22 PM
There must be 2 different species of squirrels then.

Up there y'all gots "Tree Rats", down here we have "Limb Chickens." :P
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on December 28, 2015, 07:49:13 PM
There must be 2 different species of squirrels then.

Up there y'all gots "Tree Rats", down here we have "Limb Chickens." :P

My Uncle Homer always told me they tasted like Chicken!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2015, 05:12:02 AM
It was 44 degrees at 4:44 this morning!  Definitely a warmup from yesterday.  Sounds like back to 'normal' by the new year though!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2015, 05:26:06 AM
and way too far from civilization.

says the guy that drives clear to Montana to go hunting ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2015, 05:48:38 AM
The guy I work for owns Treetops.


Owns or owned?

Which end of the bankruptcy was he on?

http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html (http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 29, 2015, 07:00:48 AM
Nice to hear the 'scanner traffic' somewhat back to normal this morning...

The entire system was busy yesterday...

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 29, 2015, 10:03:30 PM
You know the 4-way flashing red light at the intersection of Strasburg Rd. and W. Dunbar Rd?...
It seems no matter which way your coming from at night or early in the morning... It takes forever to get to that intersection.
Or is it just me?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 30, 2015, 07:00:20 AM
I see the PowerBall drawing is up over $300M...

about time for someone in SE Michigan to win it ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on December 30, 2015, 09:33:04 AM
And it wouldn't even put you in the 1%er club would it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 30, 2015, 09:36:39 AM
And it wouldn't even put you in the 1%er club would it.

I saw one comment that said the cash option would pay about $184M and that probably does't include state taxes :( :( :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 30, 2015, 09:47:48 AM
Owns or owned?

Which end of the bankruptcy was he on?

[url]http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html[/url] ([url]http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html[/url])


I don't follow that sort of thing but it explains to a degree what is ongoing at the shop......................

There is a lot more involved than just Treetops...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on December 30, 2015, 11:43:03 AM
Put out 6 garbage cans last night and this morning there are 3 and a lid.  Stealing garbage cans full of garbage?!  Weird...and probably drunk.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on December 30, 2015, 12:05:01 PM
The trip back from the UP yesterday went well. I had read on mlive that the ice should have melted by the time I got to Clare, and they were right. The temperatures gradually went up after we crossed the Big Mac  (23 degrees) and by the time we got to Mt. Pleasant it was up to 36 degrees.

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on December 30, 2015, 01:19:53 PM
Owns or owned?

Which end of the bankruptcy was he on?

[url]http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html[/url] ([url]http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html[/url])


Not sure if it impacts any proceedings that were already initiated, but the weather so far sure ain't helping them this season.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 31, 2015, 12:16:41 AM
You know the 4-way flashing red light at the intersection of Strasburg Rd. and W. Dunbar Rd?...
It seems no matter which way your coming from at night or early in the morning... It takes forever to get to that intersection.
Or is it just me?
But it is a nice sight - letting one know they are almost home! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 31, 2015, 12:22:47 AM
Owns or owned?

Which end of the bankruptcy was he on?

[url]http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html[/url] ([url]http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2014/12/gaylords_treetops_ski_resort_f.html[/url])

Never could quite see how businesses like this survive - because once you are burned - how would you extend them any business?

The whole bankruptcy thing - where businesses can do it - but the individuals that need it - have laws protecting businesses... (credit card companies and student loan lenders)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 31, 2015, 12:34:40 AM
Found this for BRD can't remember which thread he was talking about doing this on.
 
https://www.facebook.com/Halosandhorns2015/photos/a.838233096247867.1073741829.838172406253936/975045109233331/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/Halosandhorns2015/photos/a.838233096247867.1073741829.838172406253936/975045109233331/?type=3&theater)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12360243_975045109233331_694485540756372446_n.jpg?oh=4d537a2a803d95bf34b39ee8c99d8e28&oe=571EF390)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 31, 2015, 12:43:56 AM
That......is fugly.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 31, 2015, 09:02:06 AM
Found this for BRD can't remember which thread he was talking about doing this on.
 


Not exactly what I had in mind but their workmanship and epoxy work looks nice.  I'm wondering what the wood is...

looks like it might be a black walnut of some type...

whatever it was it was a huge tree. 

I want to use hickory and it has some dark spots in it but is quite a bit lighter.

This one looks like it could be hickory:

(http://blog.woodcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/kitchen_butcher-block-tops.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on December 31, 2015, 01:29:15 PM
I'm thinking everyone should have a safe time at whatever location they choose to "celebrate" tonight...   

Drive safe and have a safe driver!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 31, 2015, 04:25:28 PM
I hope you and yours have a Safe and Happy New Year. As a good friend used to always say...
 "Be careful going home and, if you do drink and drive... Please wear a condom".
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 31, 2015, 04:31:27 PM
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on December 31, 2015, 05:19:01 PM
(Not my wife)

Wife said "Fix that gutter downspout TODAY!"
So I invited the boys over. One brought his welding machine, one brought a pipe cutter the others brought beer.
Took us about 4 hours, mostly for the beer, but we got the downspout fixed. Wife is still speechless...
I am certain not for much longer though.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/v/t1.0-9/10704160_10203720943367504_2240625313357988225_n.jpg?oh=8227a46a6297a5141a1f90085a9c6fb2&oe=571AB0BE)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 01, 2016, 04:08:59 AM
Happy New Year!!!

I'm thinking this is the first post in 2016!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 01, 2016, 10:08:48 AM
(Not my wife)

Wife said "Fix that gutter downspout TODAY!"
So I invited the boys over. One brought his welding machine, one brought a pipe cutter the others brought beer.
Took us about 4 hours, mostly for the beer, but we got the downspout fixed. Wife is still speechless...
I am certain not for much longer though.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/v/t1.0-9/10704160_10203720943367504_2240625313357988225_n.jpg?oh=8227a46a6297a5141a1f90085a9c6fb2&oe=571AB0BE)

I like t.  Gonna build one too.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 02, 2016, 01:40:29 PM
The immigration service confirmed the arrival of Selena Gomez on Monday December 28, at 11:22pm, while Lindsay Lohan arrived on Tuesday December 29 at 9:50pm, at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport
http://qcostarica.com/lindsay-lohan-and-selena-gomez-vacation-in-costa-rica/ (http://qcostarica.com/lindsay-lohan-and-selena-gomez-vacation-in-costa-rica/)

They didn't report that The Fuzz arrived on Tuesday December 29 at 10:00pm
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 02, 2016, 03:53:53 PM
The Costa Rican media is easier to buy off than our media is by our government.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 04, 2016, 12:31:43 AM
I love central standard time!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 04, 2016, 10:05:57 AM
I love central standard time!

You can actually stay up "later" on central time I notice  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 04, 2016, 03:44:33 PM
Yes! AND I am sleeping in longer.  I may not go home this year!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 04, 2016, 09:24:36 PM
I love central standard time!

I will say it does make watching prime time football much easier.....

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 05, 2016, 10:57:03 PM
Here's a positive post for anyone who needed one today!

(https://practicalryan.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/img_05621.jpg?w=624&h=468)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 06, 2016, 08:57:48 AM
Here's a positive post for anyone who needed one today!

(https://practicalryan.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/img_05621.jpg?w=624&h=468)


Not really...

I had to buy a new battery yesterday and they are getting expensive!!!

$140...   I remember when I could buy a good used car or truck for not much more than that ;) ;) ;)

On the other hand it's to replace the original battery in a 2007 vehicle so that isn't bad on that end.

It does come with a 3 year no charge warranty and then 3 more years of 'pro-rate' which is a better warranty than batteries used to give.

I always have a few 'cores' laying around but they're charging more for a core charge than I got the last time I took batteries into R&M.

Now all I have to do is get ambitious and go out and change the battery today.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 06, 2016, 09:14:31 AM
Put out 6 garbage cans last night and this morning there are 3 and a lid.  Stealing garbage cans full of garbage?!  Weird...and probably drunk.

OR...

it was the first trash day after Christmas...

maybe they were going to extremes trying to figure out if you got something new worth coming back for later?

I always cringe when I'm driving down the road anytime (and especially right now) when I see the huge cardboard packing boxes sitting out at the trash.  Nothing like shouting to all the crooks in the county that there's a brand new 60" TV inside.


I'd guess your second thought was probably more like it...   

drunk and looking to prank someone by loading their yard with trash cans.  Otherwise seems like they would have taken them all.

Our trash runs on Monday but not until 12:35...   I don't understand how a trash crew can run on such a tight schedule but so much of everything else in the world can not 8* 8* 8*

Anyway, most days I just take it down to the road about 10 or 11 so don't have to worry about 'grabbers'. 

I never put the big boxes out by the road either...  they make great brush pile fire starters.

And just before I close up the trash to take down I grab the cat litter box and empty it into each of the bags...

they may get our trash but they are going to have a nasty job going through it. 

And they won't find anything personal anyway.  We have a cross cut shredder and we don't even toss the shreddings in the trash...  put those in a plastic grocery store bag and tie it up and you can use those for starting fires too.  Sometimes we have more fire starter to burn than we do brush piles though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 06, 2016, 09:26:33 AM
Perks of living on out in the country...   the ability to burn cardboard and other stuff that's just going to a landfill anyway...   

I do recycle plastic/glass and metal.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 06, 2016, 09:41:18 AM
Perks of living on out in the country...   the ability to burn cardboard and other stuff that's just going to a landfill anyway...   

I do recycle plastic/glass and metal.

We have recycled for years.  Used to have to take it to certain places around the county on certain days and they sometimes get there and find out the bins weren't there that day...

Now we just take it to Toledo to the Kroger on Suder...   they have their bins there all the time and I've never been there when they were completely full.  They really do a nice job with their recycling program.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 06, 2016, 09:50:15 AM
and then from the Kroger bins on Suder and Miracle Mile the pop cans end up at the Kroger and Foodtown in Bedford.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 06, 2016, 09:56:17 AM
and then from the Kroger bins on Suder and Miracle Mile the pop cans end up at the Kroger and Foodtown in Bedford.

I guess I can't argue that one way or the other...  I've been to the store on Kroger at some pretty odd hours (son lives nearby) and never encountered anyone 'diving' for cans though.  They won't find any returnable bottles or cans in our recycling though.  We don't buy either in Ohio (I have been known to buy a single once in a while) and we do return our returnables to where we bought them.  They made the profit so they can deal with the hassle later.  But, we do wash everything so ours are not the stinky cans drawing flies or yellow jackets ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 06, 2016, 10:00:52 AM
It bothers me that the dumpster divers from toledo pull crumy dirty cans and bottles out of dumpsters.  Then i see them pulling out of their trucks and putting in grocery carts that we put our grocerys in.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 06, 2016, 11:06:48 AM
It bothers me that the dumpster divers from toledo pull crumy dirty cans and bottles out of dumpsters.  Then i see them pulling out of their trucks and putting in grocery carts that we put our grocerys in.

My wife has her canvas (or similar material) permanent 'totes' we use sometimes.  You can lay those in the bottom of the cart but then the 'dirt' will be on them instead of your products.  Actually if you realized how much 'dirt'we eat from in our processed food every day you would probably not even worry about it ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 07, 2016, 06:28:28 AM
Listening to the weather 'predictions' on 13ABC...

we could hit temps into the low 50s this weekend  :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 07, 2016, 07:04:35 AM
No winner in the PowerBall again last night...

going to be some long lines at the Lotto machines everywhere for the next few days!!!

This will be the biggest US lottery ever and if it rolls over again it should be more than a $1B!!!

I could buy that lodge up in Marquette ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 07, 2016, 10:20:06 AM
A bucket of chilled water and Lindsay Lohan on her back.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 07, 2016, 11:16:49 AM
"I could buy that lodge up in Marquette ;) ;) ;)

and we could all come up and visit..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 07, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
"I could buy that lodge up in Marquette ;) ;) ;)

and we could all come up and visit..

We could do some serious snowmobiling too ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 07, 2016, 06:59:23 PM
I put the chipper on the tractor so now it's time to get into some trees....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 07, 2016, 07:27:23 PM
There's nothing like snowmobiling in the UP.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 07, 2016, 08:30:58 PM
I'm thinking that our local forumoron is back.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 07, 2016, 08:58:19 PM
I'm thinking that our local forumoron is back.
Hey Excelsior isn't THAT bad.

Maybe you meant Prep H....in that case I'd agree.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 07, 2016, 09:06:12 PM
Put out 6 garbage cans last night and this morning there are 3 and a lid.  Stealing garbage cans full of garbage?!  Weird...and probably drunk.
Or maybe law enforcement was looking for evidence against a certain John Wayne Gacy/Jeffrey Dahmer wannabe type fella. Sort of puts a new twist on his snitch career.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 07, 2016, 11:22:41 PM
A bucket of chilled water and Lindsay Lohan on her back.

Careful you'll cause Frenchy and his pal to have a gay orgy...

(They drifted to a gay topic in the Linsay Lohan thread - for those who might not understand)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 07, 2016, 11:29:45 PM
Careful you'll cause Frenchy and his pal to have a gay orgy...

(They drifted to a gay topic in the Linsay Lohan thread - for those who might not understand)
Glad to see you admitted your topic was a gay topic.

I've always been leery of stating how deep the snow is every year since just the mere mention of inches probably gives you wood.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 07, 2016, 11:41:13 PM
What happened to mine?  I think it was the longest running threat in MT history!  Let me guess who ruined it??
Funny, you found this thread and yet created an identical one for some reason. (locked now)
And when I questioned it, you replied with this bizarre post:

Quote
Re: What are you thinking about right now IV
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2015, 07:25:38 AM »
Quote from: Frenchfry on July 27, 2015, 12:37:35 PM
Why was this thread created when the other one is still active?

Nope... you were about 2 months off.

Either a really slow D news cycle or even worse observations skills!

Either one you pick you still look really foolish since 5-28-15 came about 2 months before 7-27-15!

Maybe its more of a math/calendar thing than an observation thing.  Or likely its an AOTA thing!  (I'll wait while you look it up)

« Last Edit: December 28, 2015, 07:31:50 AM by jbs49238
Perhaps you were inebriated when you wrote that. Otherwise you have a screw loose.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 08, 2016, 12:31:22 AM
Glad to see you admitted your topic was a gay topic.

I've always been leery of stating how deep the snow is every year since just the mere mention of inches probably gives you wood.
For someone who professes otherwise - you spend an awful lot of time thinking of how to twist a post to something gay...   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 08, 2016, 12:39:03 AM
For someone who professes otherwise - you spend an awful lot of time thinking of how to twist a post to something gay...   
Just reading between the lines. Sometimes the most important parts are those that aren't being said.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 08, 2016, 08:40:10 AM
I put the chipper on the tractor so now it's time to get into some trees....

Are you planning on getting out there today?

Looks like some potential rain later in the day.

Let me know!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on January 08, 2016, 08:44:52 AM
Happy Friday!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 08, 2016, 10:35:29 AM
Happy Friday!
Ditto -

finishing up some outdoor work - as the rain is coming
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 08, 2016, 10:58:55 AM
Thinking about my next golf trip after winning the lotto...      I'm thinking the Masters may be on the menu
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 08, 2016, 11:53:31 AM
My first purchase after winning the lottery would be a one way ticket to Amsterdam.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 08, 2016, 12:41:12 PM
I wonder how long it will take to get used to my new hearing aids from the VA? If I get used to them at all.
It's got Bluetooth built in which is kind of nice but I don't really care to wear the button thing around my neck. It looks like I'm wearing an "Help, I've fallin' and I can't get up!" alert. Ha ha!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 08, 2016, 01:23:24 PM
If I had one that had Bluetooth I would probably figure out how to hook in soundsofwomenhavingorgasms.com
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on January 08, 2016, 10:38:20 PM
 The music thing TV tonight is great! Too bad the presidents enjoying it so much!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2016, 08:32:05 AM
BRD and other Up North fans, Ma Deeters, a massive log structure that was close to 100 years old, burned down last week in Luzerne Mi.


Rebuilding is well under way:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/01/destroyed_historic_michigan_lo.html#incart_river_home (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/01/destroyed_historic_michigan_lo.html#incart_river_home)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 09, 2016, 08:56:22 AM
I suppose the grocery stores will all do a booming business today with everyone rushing in to 'stock up' before the storm tomorrow?

I think I'm down to one 5 gallon can of gas that I keep for yard equipment and the generator... 

I'll go fill 2 or 3 more 'just in case'... 

not like it will go to waste!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 09, 2016, 01:49:02 PM
I'm thinking I wouldn't have noticed the postmark if it wasn't for the recent terror event,

and curious how a letter from Erie Mi   goes to SN Bernardino CA 924     for a postmark of 04 Jan 2016

it only took 5 days to get back to Michigan - as I got it in today's mail.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 09, 2016, 02:45:03 PM
......Rain, shine, snow or sleet, the mail gets delivered, in this case via California....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 07:40:33 AM
I'm thinking I wouldn't have noticed the postmark if it wasn't for the recent terror event,

and curious how a letter from Erie Mi   goes to SN Bernardino CA 924     for a postmark of 04 Jan 2016

it only took 5 days to get back to Michigan - as I got it in today's mail.

Was it business mail...

some companies have their commercial mailing done by outside contractors which could be in CA?



No winners in the PowerBall last night...

it's starting at $1.3B this time...

I just heard an interesting stat on the news that only about 3/4 of the possible combinations of numbers were played even with the flurry of activity over the last couple of days.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 10, 2016, 08:41:37 AM
Was it business mail...

some companies have their commercial mailing done by outside contractors which could be in CA?



No winners in the PowerBall last night...

it's starting at $1.3B this time...

I just heard an interesting stat on the news that only about 3/4 of the possible combinations of numbers were played even with the flurry of activity over the last couple of days.
I'll ask - he's a local businessman - and I doubt he hires out his billing...   I'm guessing it got stuck with some mail to california and then was processed - always heard that mail from some smaller post offices traveled a lot further!   
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 09:15:04 AM
Just heard the first rescue call for a vehicle crash...

out on Ida West Road where it's been snowing a little longer!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on January 10, 2016, 09:26:55 AM
Should have put out hay yesterday.   8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 09:31:07 AM
The red dog's head has dried off but the rest of her is still pretty damp!

Just reading the 'Today in History' section from yesterday's paper...

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Comair Plane crash in Raisinville Township.  1997 and I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the dispatch!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 09:38:31 AM
I see on TV that Lucas County has gone under a level 1 road alert...

I wonder how long before the MCRC issues one?

Has anyone seen a truck out yet? 

Most likely they'll only be out on the state contract routes today (overtime)!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 09:41:11 AM
Based on scanner traffic it sounds like west Ida and Summfield are the 'slipperiest' areas so far :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 10:44:35 AM
I'm really surprised there haven't been more vehicle crashes so far...

must be a nice peaceful Sunday morning so people aren't in any big hurry!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on January 10, 2016, 11:03:32 AM

Just reading the 'Today in History' section from yesterday's paper...

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Comair Plane crash in Raisinville Township.  1997 and I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the dispatch!

I felt the ground shake when it hit. I thought the stone quarry was blasting again. Then my wife called and told us the scanner reported a plane crash just down the road, so we went down to help, got there before the FD, but there was nothing but a pile of rubble with a little wisp of smoke trickling up out of it. It went straight into the ground. Never will forget that.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on January 10, 2016, 11:05:30 AM
I'm really surprised there haven't been more vehicle crashes so far...

must be a nice peaceful Sunday morning so people aren't in any big hurry!

Brought up our security cameras on my computer and it looks like a good day to hibernate.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 10, 2016, 12:01:09 PM
Hibernation and stay off the roads (I'm sure MCRC is out there handling it....duh).  People playing dodgem don't excite me at all.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 06:02:37 PM
Hibernation and stay off the roads (I'm sure MCRC is out there handling it....duh).  People playing dodgem don't excite me at all.

I heard a noise that sounded like a plow truck and then looked out the window and it kind of looked like a plow truck.  I waited for it to come back down the road and it never did so I can't say 100% for sure.  It might have been just salting corners so that's why it didn't need to come back.

A good example this afternoon as to how Fire Department mutual aid 'should' work...

Summerfield had a possible house fire this afternoon on Stull Road.  They put Deerfield on standby as soon as they got the call and then had Deerfield respond.  Fortunately it wasn't much of a fire and they were able to cancel Deerfield and handled it themselves.

And now, Deerfield has a structure fire (I though I heard them say garage) just west of town where there aren't any hydrants.  Deerfield immediately called Summerfield for a tanker and manpower. 

You scratch my back and I'll scratch your back!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 10, 2016, 06:33:29 PM
BRD....  Did you ever figure out what the 'Tire Fire' was on Ida West?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 06:41:05 PM
BRD....  Did you ever figure out what the 'Tire Fire' was on Ida West?

No I did not...

we took a ride down there when we went to Ida and couldn't see a thing on the road.  There's a tractor tire laying on the ground in the yard on the SW corner but it looks like maybe it's a kid's sandbox.  There's a farm with several outbuildings that stretches along the road on the SE corner but there were no signs of any fire. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 10, 2016, 06:44:20 PM
I know the corner well.  I figured maybe it was a tire fire on a farm truck or something like that.  Very hard to extinguish.  You need dry chemical or foam....  but there would have been marks on the roadway after the fact.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 10, 2016, 07:07:20 PM
It had started to rain so if the burns weren't too bad they might not have shown up.  Dispatch said 'on the corner' a couple of times and never did give an address so I'm thinking it was literally on the corner.  Could have been on the gravel road I suppose.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 10, 2016, 08:40:09 PM
You know BRD, I have enough apple trees in that line, we could go into business selling applewood smoker chips.....  I bet there is a couple dump truck loads back there........... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2016, 09:25:42 AM
You know BRD, I have enough apple trees in that line, we could go into business selling applewood smoker chips.....  I bet there is a couple dump truck loads back there........... ;D

I've got several pieces of hickory we need to chip up too!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2016, 09:30:00 AM
Our outside dog is pushing 17...   his birthday is right about now.  We've had him since he was a pup.  He's an English Setter and he's got both liver and black spots.  Kind of unique!  When I was little we had one that was white with only liver spots.

He's been slowing down the last couple of years so we bring him inside when it gets real cold like this.  Right now he's sitting in the kitchen panting...    too warm inside and too cold outside.   I figure the 'too warm' won't kill him though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2016, 09:57:38 AM
It's trash day...

guess I'd better go take it down to the road. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2016, 10:56:42 AM
You know BRD, I have enough apple trees in that line, we could go into business selling applewood smoker chips.....  I bet there is a couple dump truck loads back there........... ;D
Well next time you are feeling "chipper"... I can use some for my smoker! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 11, 2016, 05:47:24 PM
Well next time you are feeling "chipper"... I can use some for my smoker!

I'm sure BRD will have a boat load and he's closer to you than I am.  Maybe I'll fill his trunk up too...... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 11, 2016, 05:53:22 PM
It's trash day...

guess I'd better go take it down to the road.

Think I posted that 2 weeks ago we took the cans to the road and that night some clown took the cans and the garbage...  We found what was left of the cans down on Petersburg Road in the ditch, near Cake Road, about 1.5 miles from us.

Very strange.  Hope they enjoy empty cat food cans, cat litter and shredded documents, some empty oil jugs and old shingles...

We also have some inattentive garbage collectors *from Stevens).  You put the cans with lids by the road, they empty the cans and the lids also go in the truck, never to return .  Quality help at Stevens....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 11, 2016, 06:11:04 PM
Well next time you are feeling "chipper"... I can use some for my smoker!

Sounds like we'll have plenty of apple for you.  I've got some hickory I'm working on too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 11, 2016, 06:58:10 PM
I'm thinking I better get to bed early tonight.  Getting up at 3:00 to go out and plow snow.  Might get another push in tomorrow evening, since it's supposed to snow another inch or two during the day tomorrow.

We will see.  This year, you just never know.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 11, 2016, 07:44:22 PM
Sounds like we'll have plenty of apple for you.  I've got some hickory I'm working on too.

You can run that through the chipper too.  It's not discriminatory....  I think bagging them will be real easy, just hold a sack over the end of the chute....

It will handle up to an 8" diameter log but it likes smaller stuff better, like 4" or so.  I chipped some 6" lengths of dead oak last year.  It barked a bit (the chipper), the tractor didn't even get up on the turbo....

Gonna start with the big willow out back.  I took half off last year, I need to finish that first.  I has to roast everything last yer, the burn pile cooked for a couple days, but then I had no one to take it, unlike this year.  Dave wants it cut to 17" lengths. No problem.  he will even take the willow.  I guess firewood buyers (for camping at the crudground and Pirroli and Wilderness) don't know any different....lol
Title: Scam US Treasury call from 646-760-5375
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2016, 04:34:45 AM
I got a SCAM phone call yesterday afternoon...

actually, I never heard the call (it was on my cell phone) but I found a voice mail even though it never did show as a missed call.  Maybe Mr. Number (app I have on the phone) blocked the call but the scammer still left his message.

Sounds a lot like the call our oldest daughter got last fall on her cell while she was working.  The guy claimed to be from the IRS and said he had deputies on their way to arrest her.  She laughed and said 'good luck finding me' and hung up on him!

Now he's from the treasury department...

maybe he wants to count all my gold bars ??? ??? ???

Anyway, I used Mr. Number to block the number so they won't be getting through on that one again!!!

646-760-5375

Here's what several other potential victims have said about the call and it pretty well matches what he left on my voice mail. 

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-760-5375 (http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-760-5375)

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on January 12, 2016, 08:05:55 AM
+2

Thanks for the head's up and other info, BRD
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2016, 08:47:13 AM
Several vehicle crashes this morning...

haven't heard anything that sounded too serious yet. 

I see most of the schools in the county are closed for the day (Airport is an exception) so that will keep some traffic off the roads. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 12, 2016, 07:03:33 PM
I just got the message from the results from my blood work at the Ann Arbor VA today.
My hemoglobin A1c is now 5.3. Finally got it down from 8.7. Just need to keep on keeping on. Yea!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 12, 2016, 07:16:03 PM
I don't know what that means but if it's good for you then keep it up
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 12, 2016, 09:51:57 PM
I don't know what that means but if it's good for you then keep it up

A1C is long term blood sugar level and his numbers are definitely getting better.

(https://www.diabeticlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/a1c-levels1.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 12, 2016, 11:29:07 PM
Thinking about how I completely forgot that Obummer rattled his gums tonight....  Oh well,
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 13, 2016, 10:03:48 AM
I switched back a few times during commercials from what i was watching.  Other than usually not liking what he has to say his manner of delivering is offensive.  He always acts like hes the smartest guy in the room with a big chip on his shoulder with the smirk on his face.  Always a good way to begin negotiations and expect cooperation.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 13, 2016, 05:44:45 PM
Trying to figure out what all I'll do with my Lotto winnings if I win tonight ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 13, 2016, 06:25:49 PM
OH, so I guess we are ea winning half.. That's still enough for me
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 14, 2016, 08:44:04 AM
OH, so I guess we are ea winning half.. That's still enough for me

Well that didn't work out the way I was hoping :( :( :(

I guess I'll have to hope for a 'runnerup' ticket...   haven't checked my numbers yet!

I talked to youngest daughter yesterday in Florida...

she stopped to buy 5 tickets on the PowerBall and bought $25 in scratchoffs... 

she won $107 on those!!!

Not sure if that means she's on a lucky roll or if that means she used up her luck on the scratchoffs :o :o :o

I'm watching to see where the winner in Florida was sold...   I pretty well know her route to work.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 15, 2016, 08:08:55 PM
Another warm rainy day and the snow/ice will be gone again... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 15, 2016, 08:50:35 PM
County dodges another. 
Does anybody know if we still have big blue snowplow/salt trucks?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 16, 2016, 07:53:11 AM
County dodges another. 
Does anybody know if we still have big blue snowplow/salt trucks?

I was out and about most of the day yesterday and I didn't see a single one...   

but then again the weather wasn't really 'plowworthy' either...

rained most of the afternoon!

We only have a few patches of snow left at home.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 17, 2016, 06:15:54 AM
A little brisk outside this morning when I let the dogs out...

supposed to stay cold for a day or two I'm hearing :( :( :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 17, 2016, 06:56:35 AM
Stay cold okay with me..my sinus will clear up..
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 17, 2016, 07:04:29 AM
Stay cold okay with me..my sinus will clear up..

I've had a cold and my sinuses are doing all sorts of strange things too :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 17, 2016, 07:26:47 AM
Stay cold okay with me..my sinus will clear up..

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY6ZQRkWUAA0vGs.png)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 17, 2016, 05:14:18 PM
I'm thinking about the Twinkie I had the other day.

I haven't had one for a very long time but the one I had was much more firm than I recalled.

So much so that I had to look at the date to make sure it was still fresh, but it was.

Guess the new owners must have changed something.

Oh gee...cream filled...harder...probably gave the right-wing republicans wood over that.  8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: arpydave on January 17, 2016, 05:29:58 PM
LOL  Yanna Fry, sometimes, I said sometimes, ya ain't half bad at all.  :)

But ya gotta quit tearing up the bandwidth. I don't mind the number of posts ya make, but please, state your position, paraphrase or quote the piece judiciously, and provide the link.

If it wasn't for the name of this thread I wouldn't have opened it knowing it was you posting. I don't have you on ignore, I just skim past your stuff. And anything valid is then lost.  :-[

Have a nice day.  :D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 17, 2016, 06:29:14 PM
You know.... On very warm or hot days, people ask if I'm hot in my beard in this heat/humidity? I tell them, No, not really.
When its cold outside, like right now... Nobody ever asks if my beard keeps me warm. FYI... It does.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2016, 07:37:00 AM
The dogs didn't stay out long this morning...

out, business done and standing at the door waiting when I got there.  I almost always have to call at least one of them!

Looking like we might have some sunshine today...   

enough clouds at the horizon to make a colorful sunrise and the sky looks clear from there!

Blizzard Bill just said the wind chill is a minus 14 right now...   guess the dogs noticed ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2016, 08:34:25 AM
Seems like a nice morning to see a deer or some turkeys out looking for a bite of breakfast ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 18, 2016, 09:36:33 AM
looking great setting here in the kitchen and seeing the clear sky and sun.  But don't open the door.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2016, 09:44:45 AM
looking great setting here in the kitchen and seeing the clear sky and sun.  But don't open the door.

I'm going to do some indoor projects until about noon and then take the trash down to the road and then figure out what to do after lunch during the 'heat wave'!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 18, 2016, 09:54:29 AM
I washed some jeans and hung them out.  Looking pretty starchy right now...But i still got rid of some of the water and will throw in dryer this afternoon for a few mins.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 18, 2016, 10:50:33 AM
Went out to start the jalopy and 'Schutte on Duty' was on GAR, postulating, as usual.  That guy is a POS.  One of Snyder's best moments.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2016, 12:23:03 PM
I got the trash out to the road and took care of a couple of minor projects outside.  The wind is just plain wicked even with my Carhartt face hood on...   Brrrrr!!!!

I feel a little for our oldest daughter today since she's out working 'in and out' of the wind!!!

Just got off the phone with our youngest daughter and it's a nice cozy 57 degrees in Florida at high noon!!!

That is still a lot warmer than it is here for sure ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2016, 12:36:58 PM
Glad I don't have to go back out to get the mail this afternoon :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: FritzTheKat on January 18, 2016, 12:56:27 PM
Cold out today, for sure BRD.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 18, 2016, 04:02:15 PM
Had to run to Hi-lites for some grandkid staples...   Macaroni n Cheese    the ice in the drive is pretty solid where snow melted and slush appeared a few days ago -

Glad I don't have to do anything else outside - I'm missing that January trip about now!

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on January 18, 2016, 04:32:22 PM
Went out to Sterling State Park yesterday and the lagoons were frozen over with very smooth ice. Hard to believe with all the wind we have been having lately. If it stays cold it will be one heck of an ice skating pond. Or Ice fishing.

The lake was frozen with rough ice in the bay, but farther out wasn't.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 18, 2016, 06:22:51 PM
I'd been back driving in the woods a few days ago and I was actually spinning in the clay at one point...   

I checked today and no problem...

plenty of frost in the ground today :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 19, 2016, 09:41:57 AM
Another bright and brisk morning...

the wind chill was -9 at 5:30 and the 'real' temp was 9!!!

If I had the mower deck on the tractor I could go out and mow this morning ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 20, 2016, 06:43:44 AM
The dogs stayed out to play this morning...

not as cold...    13 on my thermometer...   but no wind or wind chill either. 

Just saw on the TV that they're getting some major snow south of us today...   

keep it down there!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 20, 2016, 04:33:00 PM
Just finished listening to Obama speak on TV...he's in Detroit.

And when it was over, my said is that why we kept hearing all those helicopters yesterday?

Seemed the majority of those choppers went over our house last night.

At the time she thought somebody may be in the water again...and now she thinks either Obama arrived early or the Secret Service arrived ahead of time to secure the area.

Who knows...anything's possible.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 20, 2016, 04:55:15 PM
The dogs stayed out to play this morning...

not as cold...    13 on my thermometer...   but no wind or wind chill either. 

Just saw on the TV that they're getting some major snow south of us today...   

keep it down there!!!

Was scheduled to go to Indiana this afternoon, put it off until tomorrow.  It can wait.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 20, 2016, 09:35:18 PM
Grandson says - are we going to watch golf or football...    sadly neither was on tonight. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 21, 2016, 07:42:36 AM
Grandson says - are we going to watch golf or football...    sadly neither was on tonight.

Why didn't you introduce him to Hockey?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 21, 2016, 08:02:19 AM
Just finished listening to Obama speak on TV...he's in Detroit.

And when it was over, my said is that why we kept hearing all those helicopters yesterday?

Seemed the majority of those choppers went over our house last night
.

At the time she thought somebody may be in the water again...and now she thinks either Obama arrived early or the Secret Service arrived ahead of time to secure the area.

Who knows...anything's possible.

We didn't have any of them around here. 

I did see a strange on fly over a couple of weeks ago.  It was really low and flying from northeast to the southwest.  It was an older one (I didn't immediately recognize the model so I don't think it was an old military model).  It was painted in USCG colors but it didn't have any insignia on it. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 21, 2016, 01:36:51 PM
Why didn't you introduce him to Hockey?
Good question - I haven't watched much hockey in a few years...   

When my kids were growing up I took them to Tigers, UofM football, and Red Wings to introduce them to sports... 

Their favorite was Tailgating at UM games
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 21, 2016, 02:28:10 PM
I've gone to Toledo and taken in two of the Walleye games.  They play downtown in the Huntington Center and the prices are reasonable.

I have had seats near the ice, and up on the second tier......I highly recommend the upper tier where the suites are.  Much better view of the game and easier for a kid to follow, and there are concession stands and restrooms up there that are not near as congested as the lower tier.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 21, 2016, 04:34:14 PM
For all the fun we had last winter tracking the US and Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers and the freighters stuck in the ice...

I saw somewhere this morning that the Great Lakes are still at only about 10% coverage.  Unless we get a real bitter cold snap I doubt we'll see anywhere near the ice we had last year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 22, 2016, 08:03:14 AM
Nice to see some of that snow miss us...  going south to where people panic if they get snow - as you see on all the news channels.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 22, 2016, 08:05:29 AM
Wondering how many people across the country are on their way to the grocery store this morning to load up on milk, bread and toilet paper?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/living/milk-bread-toilet-paper-snow-feat/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/living/milk-bread-toilet-paper-snow-feat/index.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 22, 2016, 08:14:35 AM
Nice to see some of that snow miss us...  going south to where people panic if they get snow - as you see on all the news channels.

We've driven through those states in some pretty big storms but always on the interstates.  They have plows and salt trucks for the interstates to keep them relatively clear although if you get off for fuel or whatever you may be in a mess.  We always make sure to stay on the 'top half' of the fuel tank and then we've got a 'cushion' to move on to the next exit or two.  We've never been trapped on the freeway like you see the pictures around here during the blizzard of '78.  We do always have a few 'warm' clothes along with shorts and tees...   just in case!  We have left a day early to drive home just to be on the safe side but didn't usually have that option going south...  usually waiting for the kids to get out of school.  Have literally picked them up at school and hit 75 south right from there to stay ahead of a storm though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 22, 2016, 08:23:20 AM
We had the smoker grill fired up yesterday afternoon doing some 'custom' smoking!!!  With the cooler air you have to keep the fire hotter and it takes more attention to keep things balanced so I was in and out every few minutes tending the fire. 

I got up this morning to take the dogs out.  I grabbed the sweatshirt I had on yesterday and the overwhelming smell of hickory woke me up pretty fast :o :o :o

Sure beats the residual smell in your clothes after being in a house fire though ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 22, 2016, 09:19:29 AM
A Grand Cherokee with a Hellcat engine!

http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1601-video-bystander-catches-jeep-engineers-testing-grand-cherokee-hellcat/ (http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1601-video-bystander-catches-jeep-engineers-testing-grand-cherokee-hellcat/)

Any of the auto people recognize where this test track is...

there's spots of snow on the ground so I'm thinking it's fairly local.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 22, 2016, 11:27:02 AM
My guess is CPG - Chelsea Proving Grounds.  They have a big durability track there, off road track, and a dynamics facility.....really cool place.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 22, 2016, 12:30:51 PM
It's Chelsea.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 23, 2016, 07:06:07 AM
We have three dogs that have been raised inside and I never see them paying any attention to the TV...

we've had our outdoor dog in the last week or so due to his age and the cold...

he lays and watches the TV by the hour...   

absolutely focused and intent on watching it!

Now I don't know which is 'typical'?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 23, 2016, 07:23:15 AM
I've been watching all the snow on the east coast this morning.  Reports on Philadelphia Airport completely shut down. 

In early January of 1970 I was at Fort Dix (New Jersey but only an hour or so east of Philadelphia) waiting to fly out to Germany from McQuire AFB on Fort Dix.  We were there about thee days longer than we had originally been told and they would send us out 3 or 4 times a day to 'shovel' snow.  I swear some afternoons we shoveled the same snow back to where it had been in the morning when we were out there.  They had a warehouse that must have had 10,000 snow shovels stored inside. 

There was 24-30" of snow in some places.  Don't know if that had been a big storm or if it was just their typical winter accumulation by then. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 23, 2016, 08:11:52 AM
Watching the 'storm' on TV...

a stretch of I-75 down in Kentucky has a stretch with about 3000 vehicles stranded...

Apparently a lot of people weren't aware there was a major storm approaching :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 23, 2016, 08:46:59 AM
More on the stranded vehicles on 75 near London, KY:

http://wuky.org/post/food-fuel-delivery-cars-stranded-i-75-rockcastle-county (http://wuky.org/post/food-fuel-delivery-cars-stranded-i-75-rockcastle-county)

http://www.whas11.com/story/news/2016/01/23/cars-stranded--75-london-kentucky/79221040/ (http://www.whas11.com/story/news/2016/01/23/cars-stranded--75-london-kentucky/79221040/)

http://www.wtvq.com/2016/01/23/emergency-shelters-opened-for-stranded-i-75-motorists/ (http://www.wtvq.com/2016/01/23/emergency-shelters-opened-for-stranded-i-75-motorists/)

http://www.wlky.com/news/thousands-of-drivers-stranded-on-i75-in-southern-kentucky/37592328 (http://www.wlky.com/news/thousands-of-drivers-stranded-on-i75-in-southern-kentucky/37592328)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 23, 2016, 10:13:29 AM
Those warnings to stay off the roads were only for the other people... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 23, 2016, 10:53:42 AM
"I gots four wheel drive!!!!!  I can get through a couple inches of snow!!!"

Maybe so, but when you have hundreds of morons driving two wheel drive cars that get stuck, blocking your path, then YOU'RE going to be stranded too.


Idiots.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: NewDawn on January 23, 2016, 11:02:52 AM
Those warnings to stay off the roads were only for the other people... 

LOL! Yep. that's the way some people think. And then they complain about how much a tow truck charges.  PFFT!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: NewDawn on January 23, 2016, 11:07:00 AM
We have three dogs that have been raised inside and I never see them paying any attention to the TV...

we've had our outdoor dog in the last week or so due to his age and the cold...

he lays and watches the TV by the hour...   

absolutely focused and intent on watching it!

Now I don't know which is 'typical'?

Aww. It is something new to him. He is probably trying to figure it out. BRD, I am glad you brought your older dog inside in this horrid weather. I'm sure he appreciates it too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 23, 2016, 09:31:59 PM
Well, the cats watch the TV often....

I'm, glad the storm is out east and not here....
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on January 23, 2016, 11:25:36 PM
Well, the cats watch the TV often....

I'm, glad the storm is out east and not here....

My oldest moved to Charlotte NC, and one of his main reasons was to be away from the harsh winters we have here. Friday I sent him a message on Facebook stating:
"some guy came by looking for you. I told him you moved to Charlotte NC. I think he said his name was "Winter". "

He posted a picture from his apartment at the Vue that overlooks the city and stated "he found me."

LOL

(http://imgwiz.com/images/2016/01/24/rl1Tk.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 24, 2016, 06:51:22 AM
Aww. It is something new to him. He is probably trying to figure it out. BRD, I am glad you brought your older dog inside in this horrid weather. I'm sure he appreciates it too.


I'm not real sure he appreciates it...   

I think it's maybe 'too warm' in here for him.  I'll wake up in the night and he'll be laying on his back with his legs in the air...

apparently he's trying to 'cool down' some!  He's not actually 'outside' even when he's out.  He has a section in the barn with a door and his 'house' is inside there and it's an insulated 'DogLoo':

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bGEAAOSwcBhWalE-/s-l500.jpg)

He also has another one outside with a 'heater' in it but he refuses to use it...   

again, I think it gets too warm for him.  I keep it outside the barn just in case something should catch fire but it's pretty well built and insulated.  I think it's 65 or 75 watts so we just leave it on in case he actually gets cold. 

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/QsYAAOSwnipWZQR4/s-l1600.jpg)

He has very long and thick hair so he's pretty well insulated except on his tummy.

What he does enjoy about being inside is the companionship from the other dogs and our indoor cat.  He has a cat of his own out in the barn.  It must be his...  it isn't our cat even though it lives out in the barn most of the time. 

Now that the days have been a little nicer I've been taking him out in the daytime and just bringing him back in at night.  That seems to be working out ok.  I was out there working most of the day yesterday and it was interesting to watch him 'chase' the sun as it moved around and providing him plenty of solar gain.  There's about 6" of loose straw in front of the door and he was really snuggled into that.

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My oldest moved to Charlotte NC, and one of his main reasons was to be away from the harsh winters we have here. Friday I sent him a message on Facebook stating:
"some guy came by looking for you. I told him you moved to Charlotte NC. I think he said his name was "Winter". "


Should make for a very interesting football game tonight ;D ;D ;D


My youngest had a few days off so she decided to drive 'up' to Daytona Beach for the weekend.  Not sure it's really beach weather but some of her friends from up here are down there for vacation. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 24, 2016, 07:33:07 AM
Those warnings to stay off the roads were only for the other people...

One of the TV stations was doing a cell phone interview with a young gal that was 'stuck' in the backup on 75.  She was complaining because she had her two young children and one of her 'elderly' parents with her in the vehicle...

my first thought was what was so important that you would take them all out in this mess?

Anyway, she was going on and on and finally complaining because she hadn't even seen the National Guard yet!!!

I wonder if she'll learn from this or if she'll be out in the next big storm 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 24, 2016, 10:31:26 AM
One of the TV stations was doing a cell phone interview with a young gal that was 'stuck' in the backup on 75.  She was complaining because she had her two young children and one of her 'elderly' parents with her in the vehicle...

my first thought was what was so important that you would take them all out in this mess?

Anyway, she was going on and on and finally complaining because she hadn't even seen the National Guard yet!!!

I wonder if she'll learn from this or if she'll be out in the next big storm 8* 8* 8*

Sounds like an Obama voter.

No personal accountability whatsoever.

They expect everyone else to take care of them, no matter what stupid decisions they make.

Idiots!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 24, 2016, 04:52:59 PM
I have the 'retired' philosophy.....

When I get up, I look outside and if it's snowing and there is nothing pressing on my schedule to do, I stay inside.  If I have something pressing that I can reschedule, I do and if I cannot put it off, I at least make damn sure I do it at my own speed....  which is, a lot slower than when I was in my 30's.

IO didn't even put the blower on the tractor this fall.  Think I'm gonna sell it.  No reason to open the road anymore when we have a blizzard.  No where pressing to go anyway.

That applies to rainy days too.

I don't get it.  Why do people have to go out and put themselves in harm's way for no good reason... and then of course whine when they aren't taken care of...

Had to be an Obama / Clinton voter, had to be.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 25, 2016, 05:46:38 AM
Sounds like an Obama voter.

No personal accountability whatsoever.

They expect everyone else to take care of them, no matter what stupid decisions they make.

Idiots!
LOL....just capturing your post to remind people of why I consider right-wingers to be morons.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 25, 2016, 08:17:17 AM
I'm thinking about sugar.

I've often heard that a sugar is a sugar...that there's no difference between beet sugar and cane sugar.

And yet I find that cane sugar doesn't clump like beet sugar.

All these years I've been dealing with blockages in the sugar dispenser and breaking up the clumps found in bags of sugar when for a few cents more...I could've just bought cane sugar.

Of course that doesn't negate the fact that sugar isn't good for you...empty calories...promotes inflammation.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 25, 2016, 08:54:53 AM
I'm thinking about sugar.

I've often heard that a sugar is a sugar...that there's no difference between beet sugar and cane sugar.

And yet I find that cane sugar doesn't clump like beet sugar.

All these years I've been dealing with blockages in the sugar dispenser and breaking up the clumps found in bags of sugar when for a few cents more...I could've just bought cane sugar.

Of course that doesn't negate the fact that sugar isn't good for you...empty calories...promotes inflammation.

This is too good to pas up.....

Must be why you have a fat empty head...... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 26, 2016, 09:59:53 AM
Looking like a pretty good day for dog baths...

they can go outside and 'blow dry'!!!

Except the 'outdoor' dog...

he has always loved a blow dryer...

he loves to be vacuumed too and the other dogs just try to get away ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tiny on January 26, 2016, 09:00:47 PM
Doobie Decibel System with Fuzz bringing up the rear.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11705109_1016699555031186_289347288570013086_n.jpg?oh=22a52794cfa485314953e5cf4fdcae61&oe=573C67CB)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 27, 2016, 05:37:56 AM
Doobie Decibel System with Fuzz bringing up the rear.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11705109_1016699555031186_289347288570013086_n.jpg?oh=22a52794cfa485314953e5cf4fdcae61&oe=573C67CB)


I have a lot more than one!!!!!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 27, 2016, 10:51:13 AM
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Doobie Decibel System

LMAO! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 28, 2016, 11:52:09 AM
I'm thinking we can rule out  Fry/TPP/Ash  from working at Ford with all the anti-ford pics in another thread  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2016, 12:44:48 PM
I'm thinking we can rule out  Fry/TPP/Ash  from working at Ford with all the anti-ford pics in another thread  ;D

You can swing by Micky D's and see him though.....

 ;)

He will deny that - but don't you believe it!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 29, 2016, 09:38:35 AM
Listening to weather predictions for next week...

temps in the 40s the whole 'work' week although some potential for rain and especially on Tuesday...  some major thunder dunders possible >:( >:( >:(

More tornadoes in south Florida on Wednesday morning.  One car on the turnpike picked right up and put back down across the median in the other lanes!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 29, 2016, 10:05:30 AM
the sun just broke out.  Nice blue sky./  But just wait for the lake Eire effect or is it affect to have big influence later on.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 29, 2016, 04:25:53 PM
I'm thinking we can rule out  Fry/TPP/Ash  from working at Ford with all the anti-ford pics in another thread  ;D
Hmmm...another rightie that seems to see me everywhere. Yep, must be something in the water.

BTW...one of my very first jobs was working in a Ford plant.

But I quit on the 89th day...I day short of gaining entry into the Union.

I just couldn't see busting my behind like that for the rest of my life.

Factory workers just don't get the respect they deserve.

But then it's normally a rightie that throws out that disrespect.

And the irony is...the right has no idea what hard work is.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 29, 2016, 04:31:16 PM
You can swing by Micky D's and see him though.....

 ;)

He will deny that - but don't you believe it!
I tell you what...you have my permission to reveal exactly where I work.

By all means...the floor is yours.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 30, 2016, 12:00:32 PM
I tell you what...you have my permission to reveal exactly where I work.

By all means...the floor is yours.

Does that go for ANYONE on this forum?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Frenchfry on January 30, 2016, 04:09:45 PM
Does that go for ANYONE on this forum?
Well how about that.

I called out a liar and another liar popped up to defend his honor.

Well I guess that's why someone coined the nickname LIVELIAR for you.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 30, 2016, 07:08:49 PM
What is the deal with the bags at Meijer? Can't get them open most of the time. I was there today at the self checkout. Pinching, poking, grabbing trying to get a bag open. One of the workers came over and like it was nothing, opened the bag. It was so quick, I didn't see it. Is it part of the training? I hope they offer a class for customers or at least show cusomers how to open the bags.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 30, 2016, 09:09:44 PM
Well how about that.

I called out a liar and another liar popped up to defend his honor.

Well I guess that's why someone coined the nickname LIVELIAR for you.

You sure feel like telling people where I work is your occupation - so why can't I tell people where you work?

There is nothing at all wrong with McDonalds.

I used to be fond of the frys - before they ruined them.  Now they are terrible.

The store is close to your house.  Very convenient.  Nothing wrong with it Fry.  I don't know why you have such an issue with your job.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 30, 2016, 10:06:28 PM
Could be the zits he gets from the fryer grease..... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 30, 2016, 10:08:37 PM
What is the deal with the bags at Meijer? Can't get them open most of the time. I was there today at the self checkout. Pinching, poking, grabbing trying to get a bag open. One of the workers came over and like it was nothing, opened the bag. It was so quick, I didn't see it. Is it part of the training? I hope they offer a class for customers or at least show cusomers how to open the bags.

Menards has the same 'mystery opening bags'.  I about give up on them.  I just toss the stuff in the cart anymore...
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: CatLady on January 30, 2016, 10:09:48 PM
You snap the top between your fingers like you do to separate dollar bills.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 30, 2016, 10:10:20 PM
Menards has the same 'mystery opening bags'.  I about give up on them.  I just toss the stuff in the cart anymore...

Don't they have paper if you ask nicely?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: blue2 on January 30, 2016, 10:37:55 PM
You could always be like those Eco friendly ladies with their own bags at the grocery stores
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 30, 2016, 10:59:26 PM
You could go to the Krogers and get my kid to bag up the stuff.

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 30, 2016, 11:03:35 PM
You could go to the Krogers and get my kid to bag up the stuff.

 ;D

Don't give Fey any ideas, he'll be over at Kroger trying to get your kid's job....  Probably pays better than McDees anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2016, 06:45:12 AM
We were up late last night and so far this morning not a single dog has asked to go outside. 

That's strange for this crew :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2016, 06:56:56 AM
You could always be like those Eco friendly ladies with their own bags at the grocery stores


Menards has the same 'mystery opening bags'.  I about give up on them.  I just toss the stuff in the cart anymore...


I really do dislike those damned plastic bags.  If I have just a few items I will often just grab them before the cashier can bag them for me. 

On the environmental end they do break down and decompose faster than a lot of other plastic items but it still takes a couple of years.  Even one stuck up in a tree so the wind is beating it apart while the sun is radiating it apart and the rain and snow is trying to 'bring it down' I still see them up there for a couple of years sometimes.  I've picked up literally hundreds of them over the years along the road and out in the woods.  It bugs me when they're up in the trees too high for me to get down.  Maybe I can develop something to mount on a drone to 'zap' them down!!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 31, 2016, 08:11:21 AM
The dogs finally got up and wanted out...

I heard a strange sound while I was waiting for them.

Finally decided I was hearing a couple of different jets (too many clouds to see them) plus a train or maybe even two.  The air is full of moisture (supposed to rain late this afternoon or evening) and the wind is carrying the sound from the tracks!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Monroe Native on January 31, 2016, 09:13:02 AM
Don't give Fey any ideas, he'll be over at Kroger trying to get your kid's job....  Probably pays better than McDees anyway.

They are unionized.  Fry should like that.

The union isn't worth anything - but they get to pay dues until the contract expires.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on January 31, 2016, 05:13:12 PM
9 holes with light jacket on Jan 31...   I'm thinking I could get used to this global warming
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on January 31, 2016, 05:43:26 PM
Well how about that.

I called out a liar and another liar popped up to defend his honor.

Well I guess that's why someone coined the nickname LIVELIAR for you.

I asked you a very simple question, jackass.  How can a question be a lie?


So, you would object if I were to tell everyone on the forum where you REALLY work?

You gave Monroe Native permission to tell the world where you work.  But not me.

So perhaps I'll just tell MN, and he can tell everyone else?

Sound good, Mr. Simpleton?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 31, 2016, 06:22:35 PM
9 holes with light jacket on Jan 31...   I'm thinking I could get used to this global warming

Why the light jacket, did they have the doors opened at Larry's?
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 02, 2016, 12:27:00 AM
I really like the central time zone. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Professor H on February 02, 2016, 10:22:54 AM
Do I pack shorts or rain gear?
Title: Happy ground hog day!
Post by: BigRedDog on February 02, 2016, 02:12:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/p8F3zTc.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2016, 07:35:29 AM
I saw that the MonroeNews was going to do an update on their news website yesterday...

and now my bookmarks don't work :( :( :(

Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 04, 2016, 09:39:48 PM
Another evening....  another opossum. ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2016, 07:25:05 AM
Our water pressure dropped off suddenly a couple of days ago.  Still had plenty of water on the line to outside and to the barn though... 

those don't go through the water filter so I figured it had to be something in the filter.  Took the cover off and it was packed full of something black I'd never seen before.  The water we use was clear so the filter was doing it's job.  I finally decided the 'black' was part of the bladder from inside the pressure tank.  Headed for Menard's and got a new one...  made in the US of A too!!!!  I got busy yesterday morning and switched them out.  I had done the job right back when I installed the tank the first time so it went smooth all the way through...

until I went to get the old tank up the steps and outside.  It was waterlogged!!!   Apparently the water had slowly pushed above the bladder and wouldn't even run out when I stood it up later outside.  I'll see if it all ran out over night of if it froze!!!  Maybe I should just leave the water in there for when I take it down to R&M to recycle it!!!  Prices are down so I need to get the weight up ;) ;) ;)

I finally put it on my good aluminum hand card and put a good 2" wide ratchet strap on it and got it to go up the stairs.  Thought sure I was going to have to get my son to give me a hand but I made it.   

The water was nasty for a little bit when I turned the well back on.  I had to clean the aerators on the faucets (and I'd just done it about a week ago to get the lime out).  Put them back in after flushing things out and no problems so far even without a new filter.  I have one I'll put in today and I have to bring a tank of compressed air in from the barn and balance the air over the water in the new tank.  Then while I'm in that corner working I'm going to make a few changes and reroute the main water for the house so I can make it easy to turn off in an emergency right at the stairs.  Going to do the same thing for the power.  Put a cutoff switch right by the tank so I don't have to go clear to the opposite corner to the breaker box.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2016, 07:50:24 AM
Read through the pressure tank installation manual...

nothing anywhere on adding any more air to the tank!!!

I know I had to do that the last couple of I've installed :-\ :-\ :-\

It does suggest I add a pressure relief valve though...

in case the pump were to get stuck 'on'...

the only problem I've ever had is with the pump getting stuck 'off'...

almost always just burned points on the pressure switch. 

I've got one unused outlet on the big 'tee' that everything mounts too.  I'll check and see if I can find a relief valve next time I'm in the plumbing department at a big box store.  I'd want one to 'exhaust' outside though.  Otherwise I'll have a relief when my plastic pipe breaks and relieves the over pressure onto the basement floor.



Just watching on TV...

whatever this new Zeba (or whatever) virus from mosquitoes.  Already been found in 5 counties in Florida...

just as we've been planning a trip down there!!!  Fortunately I'm not planning on getting pregnant so that eliminates part of the problem :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on February 05, 2016, 08:34:51 AM
Read through the pressure tank installation manual...

nothing anywhere on adding any more air to the tank!!!

I know I had to do that the last couple of I've installed :-\ :-\ :-\


With a standard bladder type pressure tank, you want to set the tank pressure above the bladder to 2 PSI LESS than the pump cut-in pressure.  So if your pressure switch is set to come on at 40 PSI and off at 60 PSI, for example, you want to completely empty the bladder tank, and set the pressure above the bladder to 38 PSI.

Most tanks come pre-charged to 18 PSI, which is way less than recommended, unless you have a 20-40 PSI pressure switch.
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2016, 09:15:58 AM
With a standard bladder type pressure tank, you want to set the tank pressure above the bladder to 2 PSI LESS than the pump cut-in pressure.  So if your pressure switch is set to come on at 40 PSI and off at 60 PSI, for example, you want to completely empty the bladder tank, and set the pressure above the bladder to 38 PSI.

Most tanks come pre-charged to 18 PSI, which is way less than recommended, unless you have a 20-40 PSI pressure switch.


That sounds like what I've done with the last tank...

it was a Well X-Trol tank.  It's probably 20 years old so I got my money's worth out of it I guess.  This one (from Menard's...   maybe their 'house' brand) is a Water Worker.  I'd never heard of them but it was made in the USA and has a 5 year warranty.  It also has a polypropylene liner which I don't recall the last one having (been a long time though).  With the liner my water should never touch steel once it leaves the stainless submersible pump.  Everything else is either brass or plastic (no lead like up in Flint :o :o :o ).   

This one is pre-charged at 38 psi which is probably why it took right off and worked pretty good from the get-go.  I'll still bring in an air tank or a portable compressor and go through their process.  I may even kick the pressure up some and get ready for hooking up our city water at some point.  I'd like to have it hooked up but it seems like when I have time to work on it I don't have the money and when I have the money I don't have the time :-\ :-\ :-\

When I was cleaning out around the tank I found a new pressure control switch for the submersible...

not sure why I even bought it except I do remember the pump not starting one time and I had to go down and file the points...  that's been several years ago and no problem since then.  I probably bought the switch 'just in case' so probably time to install it while everything is cleaned out around the tank and my tools and supplies are all right there anyway. 

Here's the info from the installation manual for the new tank...

Quote
Remove the plastic cap on the air
valve on top of the tank. Check
the air charge in the tank using the
tire pressure gauge.
Adjust the precharge pressure in
the tank to be 1 to 2 psi below
the pressure switch pump cut-in
setting. First, look inside the cap to
the pressure switch to determine
the pump cut-in setting. It should
say “20/40” or “30/50” or the like.
The pressure in the tank should
be adjusted to be 2 psi below the
lower of these two numbers. That
is, the tank pressure should be set
at about 18 psi if the cap indicates
a cut-in setting of 20/40, or set
at about 28 if the cap indicates a
setting of 30/50.
The table, "Exhibit A", indicates
the air charge in the tank when the
tank is shipped from the factory.
Release or add air to adjust the
pressure properly. If the charge
is too high, release some air by
pressing down on the pin inside
the air valve. If the charge is too
low, pump it up using a bicycle tire
pump or air compressor.
Alternatively, you can adjust the
pressure switch to match the pressure
in the tank. See instructions on the
inside of the cap to the pressure switch
for how to do this.


Link to manual:

http://www.waterworkerdiy.com/media/documents/9015376_07_15_WW_Vert_IO.pdf (http://www.waterworkerdiy.com/media/documents/9015376_07_15_WW_Vert_IO.pdf)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
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Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: livewire on February 08, 2016, 12:39:07 PM
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Man, I would LOVE to see them that thick!!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 08, 2016, 12:43:48 PM
Is MT running 'slow' for anyone else this afternoon?

It's slow on both my desktop computer and my table which made me think it was my wifi...

but all the other sites seem to be working at about normal speed :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 08, 2016, 12:45:40 PM
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Man, I would LOVE to see them that thick!!!!

I've gotten my 'fair share' over the years but never once have I gotten into them like that!!! 

Maybe this is the year 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: Tim Heiss on February 08, 2016, 12:50:48 PM
Is MT running 'slow' for anyone else this afternoon?

It's slow on both my desktop computer and my table which made me think it was my wifi...

but all the other sites seem to be working at about normal speed :-\ :-\ :-\

VERY SLOW!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 08, 2016, 12:57:24 PM
VERY SLOW!!

Thanks...

that makes me feel better that it's not on my end :) :) :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking about right now?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 08, 2016, 01:40:13 PM