Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

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Post by FredS » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:16 am

It's not a gun problem. Mass shootings are almost always a mental health problem. Thousands of Americans are murdered every year because we're not addressing our mental health needs. It's inhumane what we do. Inhumane to both the mentally ill and their victims.
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Post by Tatanka » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:26 pm

I'm going to shower and use the new towels the wife purchased for the very first time! :chili:
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Post by UncleBob » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:31 pm

I am now on the lookout for a Craftsman 1/2 HP 12"x 16" Midi Lathe.
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Post by gaining_age » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:24 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:31 pm
I am now on the lookout for a Craftsman 1/2 HP 12"x 16" Midi Lathe.
Looks like there is a good price at Sears with free store pickup...
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Post by Roadmaster » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:30 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:24 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:31 pm
I am now on the lookout for a Craftsman 1/2 HP 12"x 16" Midi Lathe.
Looks like there is a good price at Sears with free store pickup...
Sears is still in business?
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Post by Dlibbon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:45 pm

Just waited around for an hour for someone who never showed.


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Post by Skip » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Sitting in the library killing time before my last couple of students.
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Post by Del » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:04 pm

I want to watch Stranger Things.

But my wife has commandeered the TV to watch whatever is playing on the Hallmark Channel.
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Post by Skip » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 am

Del wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:04 pm
I want to watch Stranger Things.

But my wife has commandeered the TV to watch whatever is playing on the Hallmark Channel.
It's called a "computer" Del. www.netflix.com Or there are smartphone/tablet apps. I watched Season 2 sitting in my 'office.'
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Post by Del » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:48 am

Skip wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 am
Del wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:04 pm
I want to watch Stranger Things.

But my wife has commandeered the TV to watch whatever is playing on the Hallmark Channel.
It's called a "computer" Del. www.netflix.com Or there are smartphone/tablet apps. I watched Season 2 sitting in my 'office.'
TV is for watching picture shows, with dialogue and music.

Computer is for CPS.
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Post by Skip » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:56 am

Del wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:48 am
Skip wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 am
Del wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:04 pm
I want to watch Stranger Things.

But my wife has commandeered the TV to watch whatever is playing on the Hallmark Channel.
It's called a "computer" Del. www.netflix.com Or there are smartphone/tablet apps. I watched Season 2 sitting in my 'office.'
TV is for watching picture shows, with dialogue and music.

Computer is for CPS.
I know it's going to be difficult, Del, but for the love of all that's contemporary: drag yourself into the 90s. And that's the 1990s.
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Post by Del » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Skip wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:56 am
Del wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:48 am
Skip wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 am
Del wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:04 pm
I want to watch Stranger Things.

But my wife has commandeered the TV to watch whatever is playing on the Hallmark Channel.
It's called a "computer" Del. www.netflix.com Or there are smartphone/tablet apps. I watched Season 2 sitting in my 'office.'
TV is for watching picture shows, with dialogue and music.

Computer is for CPS.
I know it's going to be difficult, Del, but for the love of all that's contemporary: drag yourself into the 90s. And that's the 1990s.
I remember that we had a VCR player around the house for many, many months. Sometime around Christmas of 1989, a friend offered to hook it up for us. I boasted then that our family had made it into the '80's.... just under the wire. YAY!

I finally got a smart phone earlier this summer. Still haven't bothered to learn how to use the camera. Maybe you can show me how next year at Chicago? I think it will record moving shots too. The thing I hate most are text messages.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:28 pm

The woodturning thread has definitely got me planning to break out the lathe. Haven't used it since I was twelve years old, so this should be fun.
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Post by FredS » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:47 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:28 pm
The woodturning thread has definitely got me planning to break out the lathe. Haven't used it since I was twelve years old, so this should be fun.
Remember to wear a tie.
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Post by ReverendThom » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:28 pm
The woodturning thread has definitely got me planning to break out the lathe. Haven't used it since I was twelve years old, so this should be fun.
:taco: :taco: :cheese: :bacon: :chili:
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Post by FredS » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm

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Trevor is a late-twenties guy at church. His dad wasn't involved much and - though we've never made it official - I've mentored him over the last 4-5 years. Teaching him things like never to wear pajama pants outside your house (yes, he did that before), use real sentences in emails, firm handshake, eye contact, etc. All the stuff a guy isn't likely to learn from mom. He's a computer whiz who makes me look smart in my company by feeding me information and he's a fine man who's working full time as the facilities manager at the church and is getting that place and the men who work on it whipped in to shape. I was on one of his crews so I actually took direction from him and offered discreet feedback on how to manage other men. He's doing great and I'm going to miss him when I move. My only son died in the womb so this deal has been as nice for me as it has been for Trevor. I'm taking him to lunch later this week - I hope I don't cry.
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
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Post by Pepik » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
He figured it out - you needed it. You done mentored you up a Man.

Thread Fail.

Again.
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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:17 pm

Pepik wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
He figured it out - you needed it. You done mentored you up a Man.

Thread Fail.

Again.
Amen

Now get your butt to Colorado
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Post by gaining_age » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:44 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:17 pm
Pepik wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
He figured it out - you needed it. You done mentored you up a Man.

Thread Fail.

Again.
Amen

Now get your butt to Colorado
and butte too.
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2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus walked
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Post by JimVH » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:04 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:17 pm
Pepik wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
He figured it out - you needed it. You done mentored you up a Man.

Thread Fail.

Again.
Amen

Now get your butt to Colorado
and butte too.
Chuckle.
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