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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

I'm happy to have had my Dad over for father's day. Age 96, 97 in October.

Shot down in WWII, Year in a german prison camp, sorties in Korea, putting up with me........

I've never heard him swear, criticize another person, lie, yell at my mom (though she was a yeller).

He always wore HSM and Hickey Freeman suits (the best available in our town) and florsheim shoes. He polished shoes every saturday night. He always looked great and expected us to dress appropriately for every occasion. He taught us to dress in a way that people would treat us the way we should be treated.

Thanks Daddy.

Sounds like one hell of a guy.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

MrsG would love a new little economy car, and she'd be happy to let me start driving her SUV in exchange for a little five-speed somethingorother. On top of that, we've agreed that we'll just keep my Jeep, since it still runs well and would make a fun weekend car. WIN!

can your wife drive a stick? and is her commute not to city/traffic heavy? econo boxes are great gas milage/maitenence wise - but manual transmission-ed econo boxes are even better.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

can your wife drive a stick? and is her commute not to city/traffic heavy? econo boxes are great gas milage/maitenence wise - but manual transmission-ed econo boxes are even better.

She can, and she's actually told me she'd strongly prefer a manual. At first I was little iffy on the idea, given they're a pain in traffic, but she basically reverse commutes almost entirely on the highway, so driving a stick shouldn't be a huge hassle.

I do have to say, econoboxes have come a long, long way. We started looking yesterday, and I was surprised at how nice a lot of them are. When I was a kid, an economy car was basically some seats, a body, and a hamster wheel under the hood, but that's not the case anymore. They're still not exactly luxurious, but they're not half bad little cars, especially for our purposes (a third car we're basically buying to get her to work and back).
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

I'm happy to have had my Dad over for father's day. Age 96, 97 in October.

Shot down in WWII, Year in a german prison camp, sorties in Korea, putting up with me........

I've never heard him swear, criticize another person, lie, yell at my mom (though she was a yeller).

He always wore HSM and Hickey Freeman suits (the best available in our town) and florsheim shoes. He polished shoes every saturday night. He always looked great and expected us to dress appropriately for every occasion. He taught us to dress in a way that people would treat us the way we should be treated.

Thanks Daddy.

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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Sounds like one hell of a guy.
+1. All the best to him.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Thought we were going to lose my father-in-law over the last week. 80 years old, was not taking care of his CHF and diabetes, seemed ready to check out. They live several states away but got him checked into the hospital, diuresed (peed out water weight) to the tune of 25#, put on a program where he has to email his blood sugars AC/HS (before meals and before bed), daily weights emailed in...he's home now and feeling better than he has in years. Think he's going to be okay for a while now.

Glad to hear he's on the mend. He sounds exactly like my FIL!

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I had some very good Mexican food (sadly very hard to find here in NYC) in the weirdest of places (located inside a tortilla factory in Bushwick). It was one of the more hipster-y infested places I've recently been to, but it was cheap and tasty, and they had mexican coke along with other mexican sodas to wash it down with. It warms me to know there's a mexican comfort food place on the Jefferson Stop of the L train.

Haven't I seen that place on one of Anthony Bourdain's shows?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

one last gratuitous shot from yesterday because it was so much fun. spam[1].gif
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I thought you said you were in NYC? That looks like Queens!
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post


I thought you said you were in NYC? That looks like Queens!

Queens is in NYC.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post


I thought you said you were in NYC? That looks like Queens!

Queens is in NYC.

Sez you.
post #32558 of 43834
Um, says the city of New York?
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I am happy Friday is the longest day of the year. Now we begin our slow progress towards my favorite day of the year which is the winter solstice (shortest day of the year).
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I'm selling a bunch of random shit on ebay and am happy to get it out of the house..

I'm loving the stupid questions I get from "buyers". One of the items is a broken klipsch subwoofer from a computer speaker system being sold for Parts/Repair (the repair is doable, I just don't have the inclination to unsolder and replace chips in a system I don't even want anymore).

It was too big to photograph on my seamless background, so I took a photo outside.
Some dude sends me a question saying "why would you rest the sub on a concrete wall and get it more scratched up??"

Putting aside the fact that it is the bottom of a broken subwoofer, its not like I dragged it across a gravel road. I gently set it down on a flat surface (on its rubber feet) and snapped a few photos. No way I could have damaged the hardy black laminate coating on the underside of the subwoofer. Finally, if you don't like it...don't buy it.

Trying to compose a snarky response now... smile.gif
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I thought you said you were in NYC? That looks like Queens!

i was in NYC, went to queens, that shot was from queens back to NYC.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Um, says the city of New York?

or also this.
post #32562 of 43834
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

It was too big to photograph on my seamless background, so I took a photo outside.
Some dude sends me a question saying "why would you rest the sub on a concrete wall and get it more scratched up??"

Even better, this guy is selling an inferior, earlier model, of the same product and claiming it is the best model ever sold. My version is strictly better (although I will give him the fact that he claims his is working...while mine needs repair).

His photos also suck and have the classic "3rd party visible in the mirror and completely unaware they are included in the auction" noob mistake.
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Went home for the weekend and Father's Day. Was just awesome. My nephews and niece are the cutest little fuckers ever. First thing my dad said when he saw the beer I brought was "a good child brings a father joy. A wise one brings beer." laugh.gif
His birthday was the 12th, so birthday/father's day was a customized5 gallon oak barrel for his brewing hobby. He loved it. Life is good.
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

Went home for the weekend and Father's Day. Was just awesome. My nephews and niece are the cutest little fuckers ever. First thing my dad said when he saw the beer I brought was "a good child brings a father joy. A wise one brings beer." laugh.gif
His birthday was the 12th, so birthday/father's day was a customized5 gallon oak barrel for his brewing hobby. He loved it. Life is good.


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post #32565 of 43834
nice job, son.
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