We really should make you a mod. Just so you can see what we go through to try to make this place nice for everyone. You have no idea what issues that are thrown at us and the abuse that we take. All for no pay.
Some of us require a large dose of peace and quiet and take measures to achieve it including where we live, long backpacking into wilderness areas or sailing journeys across the ocean where the nearest person may be days or weeks away.
Someone recently asked a number of questions about how to chain up to drive in the snowy mountains. I thought I'd share my sage advice with the rest of you:
Relax. Do what I do.
1. Leave them in the can all winter until the freeze and rust up so bad, you can't even get them apart.
2. Pass all chain up areas, smirking and congratulating yourself that you're not one of those chumps that think chains really are required in R1 conditions.
3. Wait until your car is literally swimming in snow before you stop to put them on. Extra points if your car is stuck in a place the blocks the only exit to a parking lot.
4. Revel in the joy knowing that you finally get to use that shovel you've been toting around in your trunk for years to dig all the snow out from under your car and in the wheel wells.
5. At some point in the 90 or so minutes it takes you to dig the car loose, leave that shovel outside so you can lose it along with your wife's earrings.
6. Hear the cheery beep-beeping sound of the snowplow coming to clear out the parking lot, mere minutes after you've completed the task and parked your car. Rest comfy in the knowledge that you got a lot more exercise than most folks do before arriving at their destination.
Me? Still bitter? Nah.
Had to share this.
An elderly man in Oklahoma calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divorce; 45 years of marriage... and that much misery is enough!" "Dad, what are you talking about?" the son yells. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old dad explained. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!". Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She calls her elderly father immediately, and screams at him, "You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, you hear me?" she yelled as she hung up the phone. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay", he says, "it's all set. They're both coming for Christmas and paying their own air-fare."
Merry Christmas everybody.
Is it just that we are the minority? That's asking us to simply be submissive.
Is it that we are not appreciative of your efforts? Some of us certainly are not but probably not all of us. But if we users really understood why what we don't like is necessary, we might be a little more sanguine in our submission. If the mods can share the rationale in an understandable way in one or two cases (your choice), that might help me, at least.
Barkeep, I'll be by a bit later. Please have my champagne ready. And lots of pretty girls.
Somebody keeps trying to make "fetch" happen...
Now there are fewer "fun" threads on the forum. Why bother when they'll just get moved elsewhere? Not complaining, mind you. Just the way it is.
If I'm elected mod, the only posts I'd move are ones that are overtly political. Religious threads would stay if they are relevant and if people behaved as respectfully and tolerantly as they say they are.
Is there a dart board in here? I want to toss some darts!
Haven't ridden a bike since the afternoon of Christmas Eve - Mother Nature has been abusing her children!
I could stand a round of darts with a dark beer in the non-tossing hand..............................
Our weather has been incredible for riding, but I am slacking miserably and missing out on the weather. MUST GET BUSY!
Oh the humanity!
Barkeep, I need a drink. Some people in this forum are stressing me the **** out.
Excuse my language sir and make it a double while you're at it. Neat!
Texas brunch after a brisk ride
Lookie what I found cleaning up my office! I thought it long dead (haven't used her in 20 years), but I popped some N batteries in her and she woke up with the beautiful words "MEMORY LOST."
Yea baby. Let the nerdly walk down memory lane begin.
I wasn't too happy with the batteries I bought on line though. Check out the box:
Now THATS a real calculator (RPN)! I don't recognize the model though. I'm assuming it's an HP, of which I've had many over the years. Sadly, recent models have not been made nearly to the same quality as those through the 80's.
Here's an image of my first.