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  1. Well between Fridge and Tony, it’s Fridge by far, IMO.


    But there should be some more choices here as well!


    Having just spent 5 minutes in SOCN browsing, I'd say DPR is up in the curmudgeon stratosphere with Fridge and Tony. Tony gets around TRF a lot more but I think DPR has him beat curmudgeonly. Sorry, Tony.

    I thought marriage would mellow him but ......




    :cool: ;)

    I claim no specific insight into this or any other individual situation, but in general, getting more sex mellows one out, and marriage is pretty much the end of sex, so...you take it from there.


    Significant Other's nephew asked recently if we were planning to get married. I said no, we like sex.

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  2. More time spent with this little character:




    Related: Pet adoptions are soaring. Palm Beach County's animal shelter ran out of dogs.


    Also: low traffic volume means I am having far too much fun driving my new V8 Challenger!

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  3. More fabric, 50 yards of ribbon and 20 YARDS OF ELASTIC arrived today! ( the elastic is a HUGE score- very difficult to find on the coronavirus market!) I have been put to work by my parents and relatives, demanding masks. I'm a little slow but working on them.


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    And it's my 10,000th post !! :banana: :7up: :yay: :7up: :yay: :cheerleader: :banana:


    blueschica, your pic of the guy/gal going to the store made me laugh. It's how it is. It's like a nightmare going grocery shopping. And, I so wish I could sew like you! I'm very 'crafty' and do lot's of projects myself. But, sewing is not my thing....at all...LOL I looked on youtube for no sew masks and I can just imagine how mine will come out! I still have some that I had from years ago care giving, but only a few, so I have to get on top of this, and I did look on Etsy, but the one's I'm finding that aren't sold out look so crappy.


    Thanks for the laugh and happy sewing! :) :clap:


    Oh, and huge congrats on your 10,000th post! :notworthy:


    Thanks, Daylin! You are probably better at sewing than you remember- the masks came up pretty suddenly, I think a lot of people are having to go with what they have or improvise! Stay safe! :hi:


    I never could sew, never wanted to learn! Probably best to not start experimenting with PPE!

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  4. Getting my Challenger....soon, hopefully.


    It won’t be the Hellcat just because of timing. I’d hoped to sell my house first, but then I totaled my Honda Element. So I don’t have as much as I would like for a down payment. But I will be getting a V-8 RT. A family friend is a broker and he’s putting in bids on a couple of 2019s with low mileage tomorrow morning. So, fingers are crossed that the hammer falls in my favor, and then that COVID doesn’t screw up the shipping from Texas to Atlanta.


    I picked it up this morning! A 2018 Challenger R/T, 15K miles on it, in absolute pristine condition and it is loaded with extra features. It is too much fun, and I still haven't discovered all the nifty things it can do.


    Christened the sound system with Grace Under Pressure (yes, I did figure out the Bluetooth first thing!)


    Oh, and SYRINX is available for a prestige tag in my state. So's YYZED (YYZ is taken). Leaning towards SYRINX though.

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  5. Then WTH is in my file cabinet???


    I could have asked myself the same thing when I dreamt that I was an ear of corn.


    No joke. I was on a stalk, in the middle of a field, no arms or legs (because, you know- I was an ear of corn)...just looking around at all the other ears and stalks of corn, and couldn’t move...and then there was a big combine coming toward us all. I woke up before it got to me, though.


    Okay, maybe the subtext there isn’t too difficult to cut through.


    For a long time after I quit cigarettes I would have smoking dreams.


    I had drinking dreams for a short time, but never smoking. Smoking was really easy for me to quit compared to booze (even though I didn’t quit smoking until I’d been sober for about two years).


    Other way round for me. I quit once after a 25 year habit. Two years later I started again and only recently (November) managed to quit for good. I was "only" actively a drunk for nine months before a five day stint in rehab started me on the right path.

    Quitting cigs the second time was MUCH harder than the first.

  6. I’ve noticed In a lot of tributes to Neil there are still a lot of detractors.. I can’t think of another drummer who has such a huge fanbase but also quite a few critics.. what was it about Neil that caused this? Overexposure? Prog rock hatred? Geddys vocals?

    Who are the main detractors?


    On drum forums you will inevitably find guys ripping on Neil and tossing out “ overrated”, can’t swing, play jazz, too stiff etc


    And probably a high percentage of those detractors are frustrated wannabes whose experiences with "fills" involve specimen cups. Such is the nature of forums and YouTube commentary, and it's not limited to drumming. Anyone can be a critic with a keyboard and a few functional digits.

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  7. it could be side effects or it may be the stress brought by this pandemic.


    Not much changed for me with the pandemic; I'd been working from home for about a year and a half already. Plus my weird dreams have been a feature of my nighttime life for far longer - think decades.


    Last night I didn't sleep particularly well (knowing I had to get up early to make it to the gym for one of the coveted 9 spots available when they opened the doors). I don't recall any dreams.

  8. I think strange dreams are a way of your brain opening up its file cabinet and letting out some repressed feelings all mashed up together!


    #brainfart! :sundog:


    Last night I dreamt that my doctor told me I was having a baby on sept 10.in a certain location in NY. Didn't know I was pregnant. I wanted to tell my hub but people kept pulling me away to tell me other things - I just started to cry because i was happy and sad at the same time.




    Then WTH is in my file cabinet???


    I used to have pregnancy dreams. Nightmares, more like, because I never in a million years wanted kids and I can think of few things more horrifying that might happen to me! The ones I can think of involve loss of limb, paralysis, or prolonged torture (which is what pregnancy and a baby would have been for me). I would wake up clawing at my stomach as if I was trying to rip out the fetus.


    For a long time after I quit cigarettes I would have smoking dreams.

  9. I'm a vivid dreamer (also an active sleeper - have more than once woken boyfriend up by kicking the shit out of him in my sleep - but that's another thread for another day). I can remember many of my dreams as well, and damned if I can figure out how they relate to my real life. If they do....frequently I hope not, because the ones in which I let my ex-husband move back in and he promptly re-hoards the house full of shit....those dreams piss me off and waking up pissed off isn't a great way to start the day.


    Last night I dreamed SO and I got married. OK, fair enough, we've discussed it a time or two but neither of us feels a pressing need to tie the knot. The super weird part had to do with my dad and his "wedding surprise": we left the church and discovered that Dad had organized this massive parade for us. Like Macy's parade massive except I don't remember there being balloons. It was kind of a cross between the Doo Dah Parade and Pride (there was a biker bunch and they were all dressed as the Village People). Dad was particularly proud of the Grand Marshal he'd gotten to lead this marital celebration parade: a guy named Paul, who was riding his Magic Tractor. Paul and His Magic Tractor were apparently a Very Big Deal in my alternate reality of sleep.


    I do not drink. The only drugs I take are the antidepressants I have been on for the past four years. The last thing I watched before falling asleep was Investigation Discovery and there were no shows with parades, dudes named Paul, or tractors. This is a normal night's sleep for me. I'm not worried about it, particularly, but thought I'd toss it out there in case anyone has the remotest idea of where some of this shit comes from. I took Dream Studies in college, but it was final semester of senior year, just a fun class, and it's been awhile.

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  10. On that chart those diseases look kind of colourful and friendly don't they? Like little flower balls... :smoke:


    You can buy all kinds of plush stuffed viruses and bacteria. There's streptococcus pyogenes (flesh eating bacteria) and herpes simplex 1, to name a couple. Cute and huggable.


    I've yet to see one for COVID 19, but I am sure it's on the way.

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  11. Getting mine! Not the Hellcat, because timing is bad. (I totaled my Honda Element, so I sort of have to get something). But it is an RT, 2018, with only 15K miles on it. It's on its way from San Antonio (I have a broker friend who found it on Manheim) and I should be behind the wheel in a week or so!

    That is plenty of fun car. Damn, I'm probably late in asking. Did you get the sunroof?


    No sunroof. I've never had one, so I won't miss it! It does have the cold weather package, not that we get a lot of that here but it's one of those things you really appreciate when you need it. Also cooled front seats, definitely a plus in a black car with black interior!

  12. Getting mine! Not the Hellcat, because timing is bad. (I totaled my Honda Element, so I sort of have to get something). But it is an RT, 2018, with only 15K miles on it. It's on its way from San Antonio (I have a broker friend who found it on Manheim) and I should be behind the wheel in a week or so!
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  13. Getting my Challenger....soon, hopefully.


    It won’t be the Hellcat just because of timing. I’d hoped to sell my house first, but then I totaled my Honda Element. So I don’t have as much as I would like for a down payment. But I will be getting a V-8 RT. A family friend is a broker and he’s putting in bids on a couple of 2019s with low mileage tomorrow morning. So, fingers are crossed that the hammer falls in my favor, and then that COVID doesn’t screw up the shipping from Texas to Atlanta.

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  14. We are going to be so fat and out of shape when this is over. People working from home, limiting your time outside, gyms are closed, only being able to get food via takeout or delivery. Will we even be in good enough shape to get up, open the door and walk outside when it's finished? Lol


    Someone on our radio was joking today about everyone gaining the "quarantine fifteen"! ������


    I do have a treadmill and a few weights at home if it comes to that.


    Somewhere I saw a post saying that we're only about three weeks away from knowing everyone's real hair color. :LOL:

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  15. Pat!!!


    I thought you knew me better than that!

    I’m in great shape.


    When was the last time you tested your BMI?

    I walk many miles a day

    Lift weights at home

    Play drums

    Drumming is the best workout


    I weight 187

    I’m 6 foot 2 inches.

    My BMI is between 150-195.


    I’m fine.


    Fast food and drinking soda is the Devil’s Work.


    Don’t touch it Pat.


    Do you?????

    BMI? Well you can work it out Earl I'm 149 pounds and 5'10".


    I haven't bothered to figure out my BMI....5'3", 140. Sounds hefty but I got hydrostatically weighed about 4 months ago (there's a mobile service) and body fat is 14%, low end of normal. BMI is just a number!


    That said, South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, who won gold in the 2012 Olympics, is only just recovering from a 2-week COVID-19 ordeal. He's 31, and says it completely kicked his ass.

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  16. Only 14,550 new cases found in the U.S. today. These people who think that this is just propaganda are in for a big surprise. With these kind of numbers I think that the U.S. might even pass China in cases by tomorrow. They will surely pass them within two days.This is not something to take lightly It's time for everyone to self quarantine as much as possible!


    Assuming the Chinese government isn't lying about it, like they do everything else.

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  17. Just read that Andrew Watt tested positive for covid-19. He's only 29 and had to get emergency treatment. Recently produced Ozzy's "Ordinary Man" and was reportedly working with him on a follow-up. :(

    Ozzy better stay indoors.


    Yeah, I'd guess Ozzy's immune system, not to mention his liver and kidneys, is pretty well punch drunk by now.

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  18. Even if someone later can prove God exists as written in historical and religious scriptures I'm still the antagonist that refuses to serve him.


    I would be miserable in Heaven. I have bad knees, so kneeling and genuflecting for all of Eternity would be.....well, you know.....like Hell!! ;)


    No need for kneeling and genuflecting! The voice of God is government!!! Both have aggressive accounts receivable clerks!


    So... my address actually was recently taken off the Jehovah's Witness visit list. I answered the door one morning in my boxers and entertained them for an hour. One of the guy's was starting to question his faith after and told the other guy that they had to leave immediately. I've been practicing for years, my cousin was one and she also decided to distance from me because she was beginning to question her faith.


    My major question is if there are really only 144,000 spots in heaven what makes you feel entitled to one? I mean a lot of better people have died before you. Do you really think you're top priority???


    I kind of am looking forward to the next time the Witnesses come door-knocking. I plan to fling the door wide open and ask if they're here for the orgy.


    ETA: I asked something similar of a Witness who, Watchtower mag in hand, accosted me as I was leaving a convenience store one day. I said, "Let me ask you something. If there are only 144,000 spots in Heaven, how come you guys are out recruiting more competition for those spots? I'd be keeping that information quiet if I were you."

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  19. I'd wager that Neil would've gotten high-and-mighty over this, and told us what society is doing wrong.


    Can you give up some examples of this high and mighty Neil you speak of that would justify your wager?

    I'd say smug is a better way of putting it. That definitely comes across in his writing. He's been living the good life for decades, it's easy to lose touch. Though I generally agree with a lot of what he says, it's sometimes jarring to read a travel book when he goes over the history of one place, only to jump into a diatribe about how the poor are ignorant and vote against their best interests.


    I still do enjoy his books though because I like his take on travel. He has wonderful descriptions for places near to my heart and places I long to visit. Far & Wide had some of the same silly off stops/historical markers I would make an expedition to in the midst of a long road trip.


    Yeah anyone that's successful is out of touch right??? In all reality, it's quite the opposite.


    Continuing to do things that don't work is the exact definition of insanity... Sorry but Neil isn't entirely wrong here... His money, success and fame is separate from objective truth.


    Even if the poor were to vote for the candidate that offers them the most support they're still voting against their best interest by accepting that position as well as putting their well-being in the hands of an external party.


    It would be nice to get an exact quote from the book with some surrounding paragraphs thrown in for context because saying the poor are ignorant and vote against their best interests is a lot different than saying segments of the poor are ignorant and vote against their best interests.

    If you'd like the context, the moment I thought of takes place between pages 141 and 145 in Far & Wide. He talks about driving back roads in Indiana and Ohio and how the temperature of faith rises with poverty. He sees an anti Obama bumper sticker that says "does this ass make my truck look big?" to which her replies "no, but it makes your brain look small". Then goes on about how oil companies convince people to rally against alternative energy.


    It's a small section, and I don't even disagree with it. But he definitely comes across as self assured sometimes, especially when religion comes up. It's a very minor complaint about his writing, I still enjoy reading his books.


    I mean he has every right to be self assured here. Just a few years later look at what Ohio's responsible for in the last election...


    I hate almost all politicians and political parties and while everyone has a bias I have done my best to remove any biases I may have or have had. I will say Obama is probably the most intelligent world leader of the 21st century. He was blocked with great resistance because he was a threat. The only thing Trump is a threat to is a nursing home.


    I will say it's easy for blind eyes to come to a conclusion that "someone is out of touch". I've never seen an insane person come out and say "I'm the problem" it's always everyone else right? I'm years younger than Neil... I don't typically agree with the political opinions of people his age as the majority are sheep. Neil wasn't in the herd.


    I dunno. I'm a little insane myself, in a wacky, zany, fun kind of way.


    Anecdotal but....I am a recovering alcoholic who deviates somewhat from the typical addicts' trait of blaming everyone but myself. In the depths of my anguish and despair, my prevailing thought was "how did I get so f*cked up?"


    Neither am I convinced that the heterodoxy I subscribe to is any more valid than anyone else's; there is no sound scientific or logical basis to back that up. Neil's writings indicate that he was fairly certain his religious beliefs or lack thereof were in some way superior to others'.

  20. If it's in US, we won't know . . . still very little testing!


    There's over 4000 confirmed cases in 49 states. It's definitely here and certainly should be a concern but it's not time for a full on panic yet. They're taking the proper measures I believe in the limitations they've made in my state when it comes to big get togethers. It's gonna be different for a while but we'll get back to some normalcy soon enough.


    I think people are overreacting over here actually. At least it doesn't make total sense why everything's shutting down indefinitely for this one, but Swine Flu and Bird Flu and Sars and Ebola and ever other major health scare of the past 20 years didn't have half this effect. But oh well, people overreacting is probably what will keep the US from winding up like China in this mess...


    China has handled this much better than the US has. We're just starting to do the things they did early on because our government initially said it was no big deal.


    You mean where it started and spread? Where the government hid it from the outside world? You know, you can hit "More Reply Options," and review your post to make sure you're not saying something like that publicly.


    Damn those Chinese! First the opioid crisis (we all know they started it with their opium dens :smoke: ). And now they've caused worldwide panic, all because someone in Wuhan just had to have bats on the menu!





    *I'm totally being tongue in cheek here, before someone gets all offended. Also, wouldn't "Bats On The Menu" be a good band name?

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  21. And now Idris Elba has it. First Tom Hanks and now him yet many known evil people don’t have it.




    Who are your top 3 “evil” people that you’d want to have corona-v? Not including celebrities because I know you’d go that way


    May I answer that JB?


    One of them is Japanese.






    But: I would never wish this virus on anyone.


    This post is purely for entertainment value only.


    I wish no ill will on anyone.

    Aren't you over the whole Yoko thing by now Earl? It's a bit late to save The Beatles, in December it's the 40th anniversary of Lennon's death.


    Hahaha! Come on Pat!! You have known me since 2006. I still hold grudges on here!!!


    I am not over Yoko Ono. I can't stand her. She is pure EVIL. Screwed Sean too.


    I love women. Hell, I still love my ex wife.

    But Yoko is the Devil.

    I bet if Yoko showed up at your door in a sexy outfit you'd bang her like a rabid hound!




    I would rather make love to Hillary Clinton in a Coronavirus Hazmat Suit with a Kevlar Condom wrapped around my Viagra induced hard cock than touch that horrific witchy women.


    Yoko Ono is the worst woman on the planet.


    Come find me Yoko.


    She didn’t ruin the Beatles.

    She’s just a piece of shit with no talent.

    A shrieking shite.

    She screwed Sean out of what he deserves.

    Ever hear the fucjjkin song “”Hey Jude??”

    Paul wrote that song for Sean to ease his restless mind.

    Everyone knew Yoko was a piece of human shite.

    Except John.


    Anyone want to debate this?


    I’m ready.




    “Money talks suckers walk but you can’t touch my three lock box.”




    Sammy Hagar


    I'll debate you on one point. Julian, John's son from his first wife, is the one Yoko screwed out of his inheritance. Sean is Yoko's kid. Julian is also the one McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" for.

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