Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

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Post by FredS » Sat May 19, 2018 9:02 am

I was up at 6. Gave the little dog a haircut. We usually take her to a groomer, but we've let it go so long I would have been embarrassed to take her in. Mrs FredS just said "Wow, she looks good. Or at least better."
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Post by mont974x4 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:20 am

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Post by GaryInVA » Sat May 19, 2018 2:22 pm

I am sitting at Houston Sword Sports, watching my two kids taking a Light Saber Combat class with Vietnamese crawdad stains on my shirt. I am a happy dude.
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Post by ReverendThom » Sat May 19, 2018 4:34 pm

Smoked two pipes and a cigar. Baby laughed almost nonstop throughout the day. Read half a book. Dropped a line in the water. Sun came out. Best day ever? Well, in a long long time, at least.

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Post by sweetandsour » Sat May 19, 2018 7:47 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:36 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Just came back from the Bush Presidential Library where I paid my respects to Barbara.
If you ever ride over in the direction of Port Arthur, be sure to visit the museum of the Gulf Coast, and let me know you're coming, I'll get some boudain on the grill.
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Post by JimVH » Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:47 pm
JimVH wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:36 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Just came back from the Bush Presidential Library where I paid my respects to Barbara.
If you ever ride over in the direction of Port Arthur, be sure to visit the museum of the Gulf Coast, and let me know you're coming, I'll get some boudain on the grill.
<Jim thinks about how to crash that party>
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Me, too. More than you know.

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Post by Sir Moose » Sun May 20, 2018 10:26 pm

Fainn wrote:
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I'll be speaking at a non-demonational church on Pentecost Sunday about Pentecost.
So....how did it go?
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Post by Fainn » Mon May 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Fainn wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:14 am
I'll be speaking at a non-demonational church on Pentecost Sunday about Pentecost.
So....how did it go?
I think it went pretty well. I have filled in at a church before several years ago, but it was more a lecture about some of the history of the Bible. I think yesterday was more in line with a sermon.
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Post by mont974x4 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:14 am

I hauled a load to the dump and got the back hill mowed before the rain started. I am hoping the river drops soon but that’s not looking promising at this point.


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Post by Hovannes » Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 am

I need to get a deceased person's last income tax payments finalized before I should cash her tax refund checks. I'm on hold for over an hour, and that's just for the State.
I want a stiff drink before tackling the IRS.
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Post by mont974x4 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am

Hovannes wrote:I need to get a deceased person's last income tax payments finalized before I should cash her tax refund checks. I'm on hold for over an hour, and that's just for the State.
I want a stiff drink before tackling the IRS.
I have whiskey at the ready.

I’m going to have whiskey and a cigar to celebrate my business hitting the $500 in income milestone. A small victory is still a victory.


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Post by CowboyPastor » Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm

I bought Bob Seager a drink in Memphis, Tn while we were staying at the same hotel. Met up with him after a show.
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Post by Hovannes » Tue May 22, 2018 6:04 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am
Hovannes wrote:I need to get a deceased person's last income tax payments finalized before I should cash her tax refund checks. I'm on hold for over an hour, and that's just for the State.
I want a stiff drink before tackling the IRS.
I have whiskey at the ready.

I’m going to have whiskey and a cigar to celebrate my business hitting the $500 in income milestone. A small victory is still a victory.


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The State Franchise Tax Board finalized.
Now I've got to decide where Elizabeth would have wanted her $17 tax refund to go.
I'm pretty certain she wouldn't want to buy me a haircut.
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Post by Hovannes » Tue May 22, 2018 6:09 pm

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Post by Hovannes » Tue May 22, 2018 8:55 pm

I made a plywood transport box for my dad's Coleman 228C lantern, as the original cardboard box it came in back in 1946 was disintegrating. I went to screw in the hinges and nearly put my hand down on a black widow.
I grabbed a piece of 2x4 scrap and clubbed the unsavory scallion.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:55 pm
I made a plywood transport box for my dad's Coleman 228C lantern, as the original cardboard box it came in back in 1946 was disintegrating. I went to screw in the hinges and nearly put my hand down on a black widow.
I grabbed a piece of 2x4 scrap and clubbed the unsavory scallion.
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Post by sweetandsour » Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 pm

The moon is waxing full midway in the western sky so I got on the east side of the garage to sky watch tonight. Saw one meteor and one large bright satellite, and was entertained by a host of fireflies.
The southern breeze must have wafted a little of my pipe smoke in through the back door; the smoke alarm sounded a few beeps.
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Post by JimVH » Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 pm

CowboyPastor wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm
I bought Bob Seager a drink in Memphis, Tn while we were staying at the same hotel. Met up with him after a show.
You, sir, have embraced the true spirit of this thread. Congratulations.

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So, was he as cool as I imagine?

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Post by Sir Moose » Wed May 23, 2018 12:32 am

We finally got an electrician to look at our back porch lights that weren't working. Turns out that a different light in the circuit (in the kitchen) had a poor connection and a) was slowly scorching the electrical box and b) because of the poor connection was only working on 85 amps. The electrician was surprised the kitchen light was still working. We also had him take a look at some other projects that we'd like him to do and got some estimates. Because of the antique wiring (the wires apparently need to actually be in a sheath!), they would have to do more work than we expected to bring everything up to code. Our house is always full of surprises--one of which is that it hasn't burnt down yet from all the shady stuff the previous homeowner did.
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