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Old 12-31-20, 10:35 AM
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I went to a party that night, but the party was noticeably subdued ... because ... you know ... scaredy-cats.

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Old 12-31-20, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
You'd think an area as rich as SoCal could afford to pave its roads. Sad.
MRCA has acquired land all over the area to preserve for recreation. It's one of the really good things about Southern California. If not for them those hills would be covered in McMansions.
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Old 12-31-20, 10:58 AM
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British Twitter is pretty fun sometimes. The thought of having a piece 'n sugar - basically a sugar on white bread sandwich - gives me the willies.

It starts out with the ol' crisp sandwich:

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Originally Posted by ls01
I'll go first.

The end is near.
See post 11,280.
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Originally Posted by ls01
Here is a sentence I never thought I would think, let alone write.

(Ahem) I am going out to buy 2 dongles.
Is this still earth? I keep waiting for the Dice man to jump out and yell at me , " ah ha I knew it, " who names this shh.. stuff?
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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I stocked up on canned goods, ok, I stocked a can of candles soup, and I stocked up on water, ok, I stocked a 12-pack of pepsi. Then, I sat in my easy chair watching tv till midnight waiting for the big collapse I was in bed by 12:02...
I went to pick up the car from mom’s house sometime afterwards. Went down to the basement and saw maybe a dozen gallon water bottles she had bought “just in case.”
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
See post 11,280.
Incorrect. That only raised it as a possibility. Actually post #11287
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Old 12-31-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was pretty young back then. I remember the hype but was this a legit fear or just noise?
1999 had the highest demand for FORTRAN and COBOL programmers in years.
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There was a Sex and the City marathon on HBO that night, so that's what I did.

Well I did walk about a bit at midnight just to see if all the lights in Portland would go out. I walked along the east side of the Willamette River so I had the perfect vantage point to witness all the high rises going dark. But they didn't, so I went to Plaid Pantry (basically a 7-11 for all you east coasters) and got some post midnight snacks.
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datlas Is a CRP of 100 bad? Asking for an area mouse.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
(basically a 7-11 for all you east coasters)
No 7-11 here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No 7-11 here.

Sheetz?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
No 7-11 here.
Has a better ring to it than Pilot Convenience Store.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Sheetz?
Nope. Pilot and Weigel's are the main area players. There's a Weigel's 0.5 miles from where I live.
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happy new year. may this one be better than the last.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Sheetz?
I don’t like the “decor” of Sheetz. Wawa is nicer.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
1999 had the highest demand for FORTRAN and COBOL programmers in years.
There was a big demand this year for people versed in older languages. Apparently, many state unemployment systems needed to be upgraded to handle the increase in applications. Some states reached out to retirees because current employees were not capable.
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I wanna be sedated.


I saw them twice in the 80’s. Loud.
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datlas Is a CRP of 100 bad? Asking for an area mouse.

A high CRP like that means active systemic inflammation. It’s not good. You may need better medicine. Whatever happened to getting that academic rheumatologist evaluation? It’s certainly worth considering, especially for difficult patients like you.
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I don’t like the “decor” of Sheetz. Wawa is nicer.
Agree
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I went to pick up the car from mom’s house sometime afterwards. Went down to the basement and saw maybe a dozen gallon water bottles she had bought “just in case.”
The preppers were saying to fill your bathtub and sinks with water and to stock two weeks of canned goods.

I had a pic of myself sitting in this large over-stuffed leather chair on one of my old computers waiting for 2000. Long gone...
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I don’t like the “decor” of Sheetz. Wawa is nicer.

I agree.
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The Kum & Go was the go-to in Rock Springs.



Loaf n Jug was the other big one. Both excellent store names


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