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westslope

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019 - 5:11pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
In the 21st century, in a country that likes to think of itself as the greatest in the world, electric service shouldn't be hung on poles where it is vulnerable to the weather. Just sayin'.
 
Ask the good folks in California.

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019 - 4:37pm

In the 21st century, in a country that likes to think of itself as the greatest in the world, electric service shouldn't be hung on poles where it is vulnerable to the weather. Just sayin'.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2019 - 2:59pm


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Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 8:36am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 8:23am



 Antigone wrote:
Discovering that you purchased regular vanilla yogurt and not Greek. 
 
Yeah, and also discovering that some Greek yogurt has half the protein that most do.
 


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Posted: Jan 17, 2019 - 7:27am

Discovering that you purchased regular vanilla yogurt and not Greek. 
westslope

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Posted: Oct 21, 2018 - 4:42pm

The Makita hammer-drill is having trouble drilling screw holes into the concrete.     Oh, the 1st world misery of it all!  
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Posted: Oct 21, 2018 - 3:48pm

Having the old-not-antique lamp on my bedside table fritz out this morning (and no, it's not just the bulb). It's an old-not-antique family thing and I will be sorry to lose it. Might see if I can take it somewhere to be fixed. It needs a new shade too. {#Idea}
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Posted: Aug 17, 2018 - 11:01am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 

Reminds me of an MA linguistics student in the late 1980s who had her entire thesis on one floppy.  It got destroyed.  It was over a 100 pages.  

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Posted: Aug 2, 2018 - 9:01am


westslope

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Posted: Jul 21, 2018 - 9:01am

The last couple of days it has been raining hard up here on the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert. (Though whether our region of sage brush steppe is actually part of the Sonoran Desert is subject to debate.)

Delayed garden and lawn irrigation by 2 days.

Yes.  We are slowly but steadily working on replacing all the Victorian lawn.  Bright green Victorian-style lawns in deserts and semi-arid sage brush steppe are not aesthetically appealing.  


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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 7:13pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's busy buffing it out with toothpaste and a brown crayon.

 
Dodged the bullet...
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 6:34pm

 buzz wrote:

well?{#Ask}

 
He's busy buffing it out with toothpaste and a brown crayon.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 5:55pm

 oldviolin wrote:
Left job on 7th floor but had to go back after five miles because I couldn't remember if I left a sweaty cup of water on a decorative table in rushing out 

 
well?{#Ask}
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 5:29pm

Left job on 7th floor but had to go back after five miles because I couldn't remember if I left a sweaty cup of water on a decorative table in rushing out 


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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 2:36pm

 westslope wrote:

Thanks for the opinion kurster.    Please expand on the benefits of blue light filtering eyeglass lenses.
 
Just saw this.  Too tired to dig up anything now.  I'll find the right info and make a post over in the Other Medical Stuff thread soon.

Here's some trade info for now.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 1:23pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options...
...

 
I pmed Kurt and he suggested I look at  Other Medical Stuff thread.

Excellent stuff!   I just scoured the thread for all of Kurtster's posts related to eye sight.  I highly recommend them.

I was also totally impressed with his economic intuition.  Turns out Kurt has a degree in Business Administration.  No wonder.....  I mention this because it is important to understand the material incentives of professional care givers when weighing advice and options.

——————————————————-

Incidentally, in the same thread, I ran into a post by what I believe is an American woman who complained about her obstinate, stubborn optometrist who insisted on ordering something for her she did not want.  Kurt advised her to find another.

Reminds me of a woman complaining about coming home after "getting her hair done" and re-washing it to get all the gel and other stuff out that her hairdresser insisted on applying over her objections.

Look.  Some men are equal opportunity abusers.  Even some women are pushy.  Some women should learn that "no" is "no" only if you really mean it and move on quickly if the service providers insists on something the client does not want.  

For better or worse, most service providers take "no" from a 6 1/2 foot white male without too much difficulty.  But at the end of the day, it is all in your head.  Tiny women less than 5 feet tall can be just as or more ferociously independent than 6 foot plus males.  

End of thread hi-jack.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 12:45pm

 cc_rider wrote:

Band name.

This week has been my own personal episode of 'Dirty Jobs'. I had to clean the drain line in the sink where the AC condensate drains. The AC kept cutting off because the drain line backed up. Sink drain? Three words: Dis. Gus. Ting.

All good now, but the gross factor was high with this one.
c.

 
Yes, that lovely, black slime with the pleasant aroma that lingers in one's sinuses for the rest of the day - especially when it's a kitchen sink.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 12:32pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options... I can't get the RP search function to work, but ... the answer is here somewhere. Maybe someone else can link it up; I'm on vacation! Working on the mother-in-law's sprinkler system! Yes that's the same thing! Vacation=Plumbing, didn't you know? Last Saturday we were staying at a friend's house in Oakland and we returned from a day in The City to learn that a small project had turned into an all-dayer with the water off until he could get some pipes replaced. So last Saturday I was plumbing on vacation, today I'm Plumbing On Vacation... 

 
Band name.

This week has been my own personal episode of 'Dirty Jobs'. I had to clean the drain line in the sink where the AC condensate drains. The AC kept cutting off because the drain line backed up. Sink drain? Three words: Dis. Gus. Ting.

All good now, but the gross factor was high with this one.
c.
westslope

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Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 9:27am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He's posted lengthy treatises on the merits/falsehoods of various eyeglass options... I can't get the RP search function to work, but ... the answer is here somewhere. Maybe someone else can link it up; I'm on vacation! Working on the mother-in-law's sprinkler system! Yes that's the same thing! Vacation=Plumbing, didn't you know? Last Saturday we were staying at a friend's house in Oakland and we returned from a day in The City to learn that a small project had turned into an all-dayer with the water off until he could get some pipes replaced. So last Saturday I was plumbing on vacation, today I'm plumbing on vacation... 

 
Thanks Scott.  I will pm Kurster.

Plumbing on vacation. -hehe- On the bright side, at least you know how to do basic plumbing.  A big chunk of the planet has no clue.  

It is like swimming.  A big chunk of the planet cannot swim.  Educated folks from rich countries can swim. 
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