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Old 12-14-20, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
We have received many uplifting letters, but I've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.

For a second there, I thought that that had come from my zip code.

But it's actually across the river, in the same area as the lumber yard that I go to. People are... weird.
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Old 12-14-20, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
scruffy looking nerf herder.
Comparing me to early-80's Harrison Ford? I'll take it.
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Why didn't anyone tell me you can subscribe to podcasts at Google? I've be going to individual sites. Anyway, what are some good ones to check out?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Damn.

I could go crazy in there.

I will blame LAJ.
I will gladly shoulder said blame.
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What a load of BS. This world is going crazy. Either that or ... jealous much?
But to be honest, I've been hesitating to add more lights to my own modest display because so far I'm the only one on the block with lights. I'd hate to appear extravagant, but yet what does my display of spirit have to do with anybody else? Enjoy it and keep moving or cover your eyes when you pass by.
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Old 12-14-20, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
We have received many uplifting letters, but I've yet to be the recipient of something like this. Some people need to just stay home.

That's nuts. I am Jewish and have ZERO problem with folks putting up whatever decorations they want.
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Old 12-14-20, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Some are blue lights. I just think people enjoy the holidays as a bright time in life.
This.
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Old 12-14-20, 12:09 PM
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Pretty boy good looks? Really?
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Old 12-14-20, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Pretty boy good looks? Really?
Pffft - you're clearly out of the loop.
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Not this week. #GoldenSnowball


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not this week. #GoldenSnowball


I hope i’m staying south.
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I haven't posted anything stupid yet. Yet.
#DayIsStillYoung
#ButImNot
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Old 12-14-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Surprisingly, we have a very diverse neighborhood - white, black, Asian, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hispanic, Polynesian, and whatever else. I'm guessing not more than 60% WASP. When our kids were in elementary school, the student body at their school represented 26 different native languages. It often surprises people how diverse our area really is.
Doesn't surprise me that much, since my nephew met his Brazilian bride there. Having grown up in a completely homogeneous area, I find living in a really diverse area is much better, if only for the variety of restaurants!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Comparing me to early-80's Harrison Ford? I'll take it.
I believe the appropriate response is "Who's scruffy lookin'?"
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not this week. #GoldenSnowball


Same
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Doesn't surprise me that much, since my nephew met his Brazilian bride there.
Mojo31.s neighbourhood? Small world!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Mojo31.s neighbourhood? Small world!
Defined broadly, yes - assuming that "DFW" means "Dallas-Fort Worth" and not "Dillsburg/Fairplay/Wenksville".
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not this week. #GoldenSnowball


I'm in the 6-12 area so I'll be jumping into the lead this week. Syracuse might see a few flurries. Buffalo, Rochester, nada! Saratoga, maybe a dusting.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Defined broadly, yes - assuming that "DFW" means "Dallas-Fort Worth" and not "Dillsburg/Fairplay/Wenksville".
I define neighbourhood as a handful of proximate streets, or fewer.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I define neighbourhood as a handful of proximate streets, or fewer.
Yes, but Mojo and I were talking about neighborhoods, not neighbourhoods. Perhaps they define them differently in the British Commonwealth?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I'm in the 6-12 area so I'll be jumping into the lead this week. Syracuse might see a few flurries. Buffalo, Rochester, nada! Saratoga, maybe a dusting.
I’m totally cool with a dusting.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Someone needs to do some hot sauce shopping. We did inventory after draining the Tiger, and we're running seriously low:

My hot sauces were running low so I hit up Food City this morning to restock for the month:

Plus chilies for making chili. I already have plenty of hot ones from the garden.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That's great, but making light in a setting like this does nothing to change the perception, again, typically by those with privilege and a lack of perspective, that it's much ado about nothing.

Good rule of thumb for mockery: punch up, not down. IOW, I get to make fun of you dusty, old, well-to-do guys with more bike than legs whereas my good looks opens me up to "pretty boy" jabs from all of you ugly mugs.
Ugly? No doubt.

Well to do? I drove a 1998 Ranger for a very long time.... Mrs. LAJ at least had a 99. No electrical Porsche's here.

Dusty? Bring it on.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yes, but Mojo and I were talking about neighborhoods, not neighbourhoods. Perhaps they define them differently in the British Commonwealth?
Velo Vol loves him some gratUitoUs "U".
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Velo Vol loves him some gratUitoUs "U".
He longs for Canada.

Yet hates the cold.
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