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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by JimVH » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
I was in JimVH's part of town yesterday afternoon, but with no spare time to give a shout.

There was someone with a cardboard sign literally on every corner. On one spot stood a young lady with a sign that simply said "25¢". I'm not sure exactly what that meant, but I presume the intent was to ask everyone to simply pitch in a quarter.
That was Rita. I put her out there for tobacco money.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:46 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
I was in JimVH's part of town yesterday afternoon, but with no spare time to give a shout.

There was someone with a cardboard sign literally on every corner. On one spot stood a young lady with a sign that simply said "25¢". I'm not sure exactly what that meant, but I presume the intent was to ask everyone to simply pitch in a quarter.
That was Rita. I put her out there for tobacco money.
Does she get a cut of the days take?
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Post by FredS » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:59 pm

One of the dogs - the good one - came up lame this morning. She's loves to run (she and I both get excited at the first snow of the year) but has days lately where she pulls up half way across the yard. We'll see how she's doing in the morning before seeing the doc.
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by mont974x4 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm

FredS wrote:One of the dogs - the good one - came up lame this morning. She's loves to run (she and I both get excited at the first snow of the year) but has days lately where she pulls up half way across the yard. We'll see how she's doing in the morning before seeing the doc.
This makes me sad. Our border collie lab mix is nine years old and her hips are getting to her.


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Post by GaryInVA » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:19 pm

I haven't smoked a pipe in six months because of work.
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This, gentlemen, is what it feels like when doves cry.
Even though I can't smoke at this time, for some reason I like this place.

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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by CodeMonkey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:20 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
I was in JimVH's part of town yesterday afternoon, but with no spare time to give a shout.

There was someone with a cardboard sign literally on every corner. On one spot stood a young lady with a sign that simply said "25¢". I'm not sure exactly what that meant, but I presume the intent was to ask everyone to simply pitch in a quarter.
That was Rita. I put her out there for tobacco money.
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Post by Sir Moose » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:13 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:20 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
I was in JimVH's part of town yesterday afternoon, but with no spare time to give a shout.

There was someone with a cardboard sign literally on every corner. On one spot stood a young lady with a sign that simply said "25¢". I'm not sure exactly what that meant, but I presume the intent was to ask everyone to simply pitch in a quarter.
That was Rita. I put her out there for tobacco money.
:D
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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
CodeMonkey wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:20 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
I was in JimVH's part of town yesterday afternoon, but with no spare time to give a shout.

There was someone with a cardboard sign literally on every corner. On one spot stood a young lady with a sign that simply said "25¢". I'm not sure exactly what that meant, but I presume the intent was to ask everyone to simply pitch in a quarter.
That was Rita. I put her out there for tobacco money.
:D
Isn't it amazing that they can always come up with a clean sheet of cardboard and a Sharpie?
Yeah. Wives are awesome like that.


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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
I was in JimVH's part of town yesterday afternoon, but with no spare time to give a shout.

There was someone with a cardboard sign literally on every corner. On one spot stood a young lady with a sign that simply said "25¢". I'm not sure exactly what that meant, but I presume the intent was to ask everyone to simply pitch in a quarter.
That was Rita. I put her out there for tobacco money.
Damn, if I'd known that I'd have dropped Dina off there to keep her company, and maybe pick up some extra change herself.
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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:56 pm

I'm signed up for this, for tomorrow night:

Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center 63rd Cigar Evening
When
Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM CDT
7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.


Where
Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center
401 Houston Avenue
Port Arthur, Texas 77640


63rd PAISC Cigar Evening
Friday, August 10, 2018
Port Arthur Intentional Seafarers' Center
401 Procter Street
Port Arthur, Texas
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 pm.


Reservations: $50.00
Cigar Box Sponsorship: $100
Liquor Sponsorship: $50

The Cigars:
30-Assorted Cigars from the Humidor of Richard Kratzer
Macanudo Inspirado Red Gigante CAO Zocalo Maduro
Black Abyss Cerberus
Gurkha Black Rose Tor
Partagas Black Maximo
Black Knight Robust
Black Abyss Connecticut Banshees
Loco Perfecto Luchador
No. 808 Room 101

The Liquors: Vodkas

The Menu:
Red Wine Braised Beef Roast Kielbasa w/ Carmelized Onions & Smoked Gouda
Bernaise Mashed Potatoes
Honey Thyme Carrots
Basil Peach & Pear Cobbler

Looking forward to seeing you there
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Post by coco » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:34 am

GaryInVA wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:19 pm
I haven't smoked a pipe in six months because of work.
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Post by FredS » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:08 am

mont974x4 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm
FredS wrote:One of the dogs - the good one - came up lame this morning. She's loves to run (she and I both get excited at the first snow of the year) but has days lately where she pulls up half way across the yard. We'll see how she's doing in the morning before seeing the doc.
This makes me sad. Our border collie lab mix is nine years old and her hips are getting to her.
It is sad to see a dog who loves to run and frolic like her get to a point where she can't do it as much. She's the top dog in this photo and though she's about 8 years older now, she's not gained an ounce. I wish we'd got her into agility training when young because she's smart and athletic enough to do well at it, but she's as nervous as a nun at a penguin shoot around other people.

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BTW - Lucy The Wonder Dog is fine today. Like nothing ever happened.
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Post by GaryInVA » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:28 am

coco wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:34 am
GaryInVA wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:19 pm
I haven't smoked a pipe in six months because of work.
:cry:
It's for the children.
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:19 pm
This, gentlemen, is what it feels like when doves cry.
Even though I can't smoke at this time, for some reason I like this place.

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Post by mont974x4 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:59 pm

FredS wrote:
mont974x4 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm
FredS wrote:One of the dogs - the good one - came up lame this morning. She's loves to run (she and I both get excited at the first snow of the year) but has days lately where she pulls up half way across the yard. We'll see how she's doing in the morning before seeing the doc.
This makes me sad. Our border collie lab mix is nine years old and her hips are getting to her.
It is sad to see a dog who loves to run and frolic like her get to a point where she can't do it as much. She's the top dog in this photo and though she's about 8 years older now, she's not gained an ounce. I wish we'd got her into agility training when young because she's smart and athletic enough to do well at it, but she's as nervous as a nun at a penguin shoot around other people.

Image

BTW - Lucy The Wonder Dog is fine today. Like nothing ever happened.
I’m glad that lil Sweetheart is having a good day.


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Post by durangopipe » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:59 pm
FredS wrote:
mont974x4 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm
FredS wrote:One of the dogs - the good one - came up lame this morning. She's loves to run (she and I both get excited at the first snow of the year) but has days lately where she pulls up half way across the yard. We'll see how she's doing in the morning before seeing the doc.
This makes me sad. Our border collie lab mix is nine years old and her hips are getting to her.
It is sad to see a dog who loves to run and frolic like her get to a point where she can't do it as much. She's the top dog in this photo and though she's about 8 years older now, she's not gained an ounce. I wish we'd got her into agility training when young because she's smart and athletic enough to do well at it, but she's as nervous as a nun at a penguin shoot around other people.

Image

BTW - Lucy The Wonder Dog is fine today. Like nothing ever happened.
I’m glad that lil Sweetheart is having a good day.


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Post by Goose55 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:44 am

FredS wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:08 am
mont974x4 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm
FredS wrote:One of the dogs - the good one - came up lame this morning. She's loves to run (she and I both get excited at the first snow of the year) but has days lately where she pulls up half way across the yard. We'll see how she's doing in the morning before seeing the doc.
This makes me sad. Our border collie lab mix is nine years old and her hips are getting to her.
It is sad to see a dog who loves to run and frolic like her get to a point where she can't do it as much. She's the top dog in this photo and though she's about 8 years older now, she's not gained an ounce. I wish we'd got her into agility training when young because she's smart and athletic enough to do well at it, but she's as nervous as a nun at a penguin shoot around other people.

Image

BTW - Lucy The Wonder Dog is fine today. Like nothing ever happened.
Nice looking bunch of dogs enjoying what looks like a great home for them.
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Post by JimVH » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm

I'm sitting in my garage, smoking, and watching it rain.

I wish I could make a living this way.
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Post by durangopipe » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:43 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm
I'm sitting in my garage, smoking, and watching it rain.

I wish I could make a living this way.
If you were a writer you could.
It’s called “chewin’ on an idea.”

Part of the job.
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Post by ryland » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:48 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm
I'm sitting in my garage, smoking, and watching it rain.

I wish I could make a living this way.
I wish it was cool enough to do that here.
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Post by sweetandsour » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:01 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:56 pm
I'm signed up for this, for tomorrow night:

Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center 63rd Cigar Evening
When
Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM CDT
7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.


Where
Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center
401 Houston Avenue
Port Arthur, Texas 77640


63rd PAISC Cigar Evening
Friday, August 10, 2018
Port Arthur Intentional Seafarers' Center
401 Procter Street
Port Arthur, Texas
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 pm.


Reservations: $50.00
Cigar Box Sponsorship: $100
Liquor Sponsorship: $50

The Cigars:
30-Assorted Cigars from the Humidor of Richard Kratzer
Macanudo Inspirado Red Gigante CAO Zocalo Maduro
Black Abyss Cerberus
Gurkha Black Rose Tor
Partagas Black Maximo
Black Knight Robust
Black Abyss Connecticut Banshees
Loco Perfecto Luchador
No. 808 Room 101

The Liquors: Vodkas

The Menu:
Red Wine Braised Beef Roast Kielbasa w/ Carmelized Onions & Smoked Gouda
Bernaise Mashed Potatoes
Honey Thyme Carrots
Basil Peach & Pear Cobbler

Looking forward to seeing you there
Fr. Sinclair

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