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post #27331 of 46941
Starting my annual get rid of clutter week! Nothing better than getting the useless crap out of the house!
post #27332 of 46941
Feels good to do that. My fiance loves the tchotchkies, so tossing out something that is unnecessary offers me a bit of enjoyment.
post #27333 of 46941
the epic road trip is over. almost 3400 miles of driving.
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Larry - for the love of whatever god you believe in, DO NOT move to Vero Beach. Lovely to spend a few days in, horrible to live in full time.

you're probably right about that.... the first time we stayed there we stayed at the Vero Beach Resort and I woke up early to this:



I was enamored with the beach, small town vibe, and cleanliness. plus that part of florida has such good bicycle infrastructure I'd be out running/biking/swimming/with the dog so much.

after visiting Key West we drove back to Vero Beach and stayed with an old friend. he had a house on the beach and was a total baller, but you could tell that he was bored to death (plus well he's about to be divorced)... his kids were holed up in their rooms playing video games 98% of the time and the soon to be ex wife was still in the house. was a very uhoh.gif situation. Eventually I spoke to the my friend and his wife and they warned us that it is indeed boring there.

My wife, the dog, and I are very very happy to be home. I know this is going to sound like a humblebrag.. but when you've got a pretty nice home to begin with - even staying in 4/5 star hotels gets tiresome. You end up wanting to just be home.

I had a total facepalm.gif situation in Savannah, GA: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We loved the place and I didn't really believe people warning me about the high crime even in the nice parts. I went out on a 9:30pm jog around Forsyth Park. And before you know it there was a 300lb 5ft tall african american bum yelling "yo come here little man!" (which is ironic because I was a lot taller than him) and the motherfucker starts chasing after me!! My intital reaction was fear... then I started laughing (which slowed me down) but the guy was well behind me. Then a plainclothes police officer starts chasing both of us and holds the bum and yells at me to stop. I stop and the police officer asks if I want to press charges. I'm still kinda giggling and the officer starts to get mad at me facepalm.gif

I tell the officer I just want to go home and jog home. Other than that Savannah was awesome food/architecture/people in general wise.

We did a quick unplanned stop over in Alexandria VA, on the 28th... only to realize that we'd have to drive through the big snowstormto get home to brooklyn.

It was weird driving from this:



to this:



I know its frigid here in NYC and a bit miserable... but damn it feels good to be home.
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glad you got home safely, doc. aint no place like home.
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glad you got home safely, doc. aint no place like home.

that pic was actually taken on the 95 from Alexandria going to Baltimore....

I understand you were in the neighborhood recently? how was it?
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good people, who do good things, just for the sake of being good.

I do good things but mostly because it generates business. Is that ok?

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I used to complain all the time about my hair; it was very fine and hard to keep in place. But now I'd be happy to have that hair, as it is better than no hair.

Eff that. We'll all be hairless in another few centuries. Hairy people are evolutionarily closer to apes. We're better than that.
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Feels good to do that. My fiance loves the tchotchkies, so tossing out something that is unnecessary offers me a bit of enjoyment.

I always spelt it tschotskes. Am I wrong?

Edit - apparently I am.

"A wide variety of spellings exist for the English usage of the term, e.g. tshotshke, tshatshke, tchachke, tchotchka, tchatchka, chachke, tsotchke, chotski, or chochke; the standard Yiddish transliteration is tsatske or tshatshke. In Israeli Hebrew it is often spelled צאצקע, [ˈtsats.ke], with a tsade instead of teth-shin, as in Yiddish."
post #27338 of 46941
Harvey - Sure that's fine, but it's not what I was talking about. smile.gif
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that pic was actually taken on the 95 from Alexandria going to Baltimore....
I understand you were in the neighborhood recently? how was it?

Was in brooklyn for a few hours for a wedding. Had a very nice time, thank you. Why did you not stop by while you were passing through?
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Was in brooklyn for a few hours for a wedding. Had a very nice time, thank you. Why did you not stop by while you were passing through?

had to drive through aforementioned:
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at first in Alexandria... it was beautiful and picturesque... but I noticed that it rained pretty hard for a couple hours before it started snowing... then it was getting colder.... which means possibly icy/black iced roads...



another thing that made me happy:

Southern Fast food:



waffle house, chick fil-A, cook out... and others... the south just knows how to do fast food better. . I ended up gaining almost 8lbs... it got so bad that when we got to Sea World I ended up eating all salads to purge myself from the southern food/cuban food/southern fast food/ engorging and lethargy.

I was also happy that I averaged about 37 miles per gallon with the car (the diesel VW station wagon in the picture above) even with two bikes on a roof rack and a packed car full of road trip stuff.
post #27340 of 46941
Next time, then. smile.gif
post #27341 of 46941
Larry, glad you had a great trip. It's always incongruous to make a huge change in geography, isn't it?
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Larry, glad you had a great trip. It's always incongruous to make a huge change in geography, isn't it?

I don't know what going to Florida has to do with triangles, but whatever.
post #27343 of 46941
I was able to score some foie gras even though I'm out of town until tomorrow. Not only was it fucking awesome but I introduced two new people to the mana that is foie gras.
post #27344 of 46941
^ My local shop sells something called Faux Gras, for those who want the taste of froie gras without the liver-explodery component. While about 80% of the way there, it simply doesn't match up to the real stuff.
post #27345 of 46941
Happy Birthday, me. Shall I buy some Alden boots? Sure. Why not.
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