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Re: Random thoughts

Postby Madsci » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:31 pm

narcoleptish wrote:
gargantua wrote:The passenger side window in my 19-year-old Acura failed...


The very first thing that broke after I bought my current truck was the window motor. I think it's the first vehicle I've owned with power windows. Previously I had never had a manual crank fail in a dozen vehicles. Ahh progress..


My only window problem was my old 62 Ford Falcon. Its passenger side window would not work with the old crank. I lived in San Diego at the time and it was very hard not to have passengers try to open the window. I hated to have to open the door panel every time I someone a ride to fix the pulley. At least I could do it myself with a screw driver.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby Maeve » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:51 pm

The Citizen Dave blog sidebar photo is creepy, and it also makes him look like he's wearing multi-tiered dangly earrings. I'm not of his, so it shouldn't annoy me but it does.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby wack wack » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:16 am

But they ARE terrorists.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby snoqueen » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:49 am

I saw a hummingbird out back.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby narcoleptish » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:23 am

I recently find myself thinking about retirement and my chances of actually doing it. I don't know what corner I turned in life but usually about this time of the year I'm trying to plan ahead for a good Halloween costume.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby Bwis53 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:20 pm

I'm noticing a lot of newborns lately...
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby acereraser » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:05 pm

snoqueen wrote:I saw a hummingbird out back.


I saw the only one I've seen this year about a week ago. I luckily happened to be looking out the kitchen window at the backyard, and I saw it flit into view. The really cool thing is that it stopped to perch on the clothesline for half a minute. I can't remember seeing one not in motion before. I had a moment to notice how drab its grey-green coloring was, then it took off again, and it was back to being amazing.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:52 am

A friend hung a couple of hummingbird feeders outside his picture window and has a steady stream of them using it. They zip in and out, hovering above the little nectar tubes, it's like something from the Jetsons!
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:48 pm

So Farm & Fleet does their big expansion, swallowing the neighboring building and giving the place a complete re-do......but they can't change that crappy cramped parking lot??
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby Maeve » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:11 pm

The moon is playing with the clouds in a really cool way tonight.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:14 pm

Why the hell couldn't evolution have selected against the development of hangnails by now?
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby BrianV66 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:21 pm

narcoleptish wrote:So Farm & Fleet does their big expansion, swallowing the neighboring building and giving the place a complete re-do......but they can't change that crappy cramped parking lot??


I swear it's not just me, I talk to people about this all the time - real people who are in the room with me at the time of the conversation...

Every time, I mean every time I go to F & F there's a spot pretty much right up front for me (no, not the wheelchair spots). Saturday morning, Tuesday after work - it doesn't seem to matter.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby gargantua » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:54 pm

The fireflies have completely disappeared already. At least in my west side neighborhood. It's too early for that!
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby Madsci » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:02 pm

Saw me some fireflies last night when I was out after dark.
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Re: Random thoughts

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:03 am

snoqueen wrote:I saw a hummingbird out back.



I have never seen a hummingbird in my yard. Monday morning I hung up a hummingbird feeder, turned and walked to the porch, took maybe 15 seconds. Turned around and there's a hummingbird at the feeder already! .....and I haven't seen one since.

My nectar mix must have gotten a bad review.
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