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Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By BenzFanatic

Great, now I need a CNC router.

Great, now I need a CNC router.
Forum: Foo
05-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By BenzFanatic

Holy cow, I priced flights from LA to Yellowstone...

Holy cow, I priced flights from LA to Yellowstone and they were $29 and $39. What on earth kind of black magic is this?

I'm still majorly bummed travel is going to be so crazy this summer. For me,...
Forum: Foo
04-27-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By BenzFanatic

The shave line has to be off-center, as does your...

The shave line has to be off-center, as does your mind.
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Forum: Foo
04-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,978
Posted By BenzFanatic

I got my 2nd yesterday. Within 2 hours my arm was...

I got my 2nd yesterday. Within 2 hours my arm was terribly sore and the chills started. Been maintaining low grade fever for about 24 hours now. I pretty much just writhed in bed all day today. I'm...
Forum: Foo
04-19-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By BenzFanatic

I definitely have thought about it, and still...

I definitely have thought about it, and still will. Luckily I am taking strides towards working much more reasonable hours, and I've made peace with it being over with the lady friend. Thanks for the...
Forum: Foo
04-15-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,978
Posted By BenzFanatic

I get mine Tuesday. I was fevery and tired for 36...

I get mine Tuesday. I was fevery and tired for 36 hours or so after the first shot. (Had covid in January.) Planning on the same thing this time, but hoping for the best. Everyone I know that had...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By BenzFanatic

She made the reservations. She was trying for 2...

She made the reservations. She was trying for 2 weeks every morning when they released sites. I tried 2 days. She deserves them and she'll totally go solo or not.
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By BenzFanatic

Thanks for the heads up. I DID have camping...

Thanks for the heads up. I DID have camping reservations Glacier and Grand Tetons in August, but the girlfriend broke it off, so I was thinking about Yosemite or Yellowstone.

If the park...
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By BenzFanatic

My girlfriend broke up with me out of the blue...

My girlfriend broke up with me out of the blue recently, on the day before I started a 12 day-straight work week. I felt like I handled it well, but working 28 days/month is my real struggle.
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By BenzFanatic

Compared to Coronavirus, Ebola is pretty hard to...

Compared to Coronavirus, Ebola is pretty hard to catch, thank jeebus.

I'd still get a vaccine if they had one. I read "The Hot Zone" as a teenager and once during the last scare. It has definitely...
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,619
Posted By BenzFanatic

I mentioned having received the shot yesterday......

I mentioned having received the shot yesterday... at about the 24 hour mark I came down with a wicked fever. Hovering around 101 now. I feel beyond terrible; like as bad as I felt for a few days...
Forum: Foo
03-23-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,619
Posted By BenzFanatic

Got dose 1 of Moderna today. Yesterday the...

Got dose 1 of Moderna today.

Yesterday the allergies hit hard, and I was terrified I had contracted Covid for a second time. Then I realized it's the beginning of allergy season and my symptoms...
Forum: Foo
03-21-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,619
Posted By BenzFanatic

It's definitely rapidly progressing. Over the...

It's definitely rapidly progressing. Over the past few days the big name pharmacy store chain near me has been opening up hundreds of spots daily for 3-4 days out. I decided to check on a whim when I...
Forum: Foo
03-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By BenzFanatic

I used to trim tropical trees that are kept in...

I used to trim tropical trees that are kept in atriums and such. I have literally seen birds and small animals impaled on Sago and Phoenix palms. Drawn blood from myself many times.
Forum: Foo
03-10-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By BenzFanatic

Make sure to use your VIN on this site to be sure...

Make sure to use your VIN on this site to be sure there are no open recalls on your vehicle (if you haven't.)
https://www.nissanusa.com/recalls-vin/#/#/Home
Forum: Foo
03-09-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By BenzFanatic

Beautiful pictures We had to be on the...

Beautiful pictures



We had to be on the NPS website exactly the moment when campsites were released. It's so competitive that people have coded bots to buy up sites as soon as they are...
Forum: Foo
03-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By BenzFanatic

If the North Rim road wasn't seasonal I...

If the North Rim road wasn't seasonal I definitely would have spent a day at the Grand Canyon. We recently watched "Into the Canyon" about 2 guys who hike the ~750 miles length of the canyon. We...
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By BenzFanatic

Kolob was probably my favorite part of Zion....

Kolob was probably my favorite part of Zion. (Second to last pic is Kolob IIRC.) I got there early, spent most of the day there, and saw 4 cars total. 1 ranger, and 2 of them parked at the longest...
Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By BenzFanatic

She pretty much chose the 2 for the hiking. We're...

She pretty much chose the 2 for the hiking. We're also hoping to kayak. I can finally be the person I see on the highway, loaded down with adventure gear, who I envy.

I so hoped for snow at Zion...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By BenzFanatic

My solo trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

I took a trip to Zion in December with some advice from Foosters. (Thank you!) I also visited Dallas, Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon, and a few state parks. Bryce Canyon and Kolob Canyon were my favorite....
Forum: Foo
02-13-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,643
Posted By BenzFanatic

To be fair, even a large number of native...

To be fair, even a large number of native Chicagoans drive like idiots the second any sort of precipitation hits. Usually the type of people who complain about the cold despite having lived here...
Forum: Foo
01-26-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 60,304
Posted By BenzFanatic

I remember the last 3 times this happened.

I remember the last 3 times this happened.
Forum: Foo
01-16-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By BenzFanatic

Instructions from the doc are to go ahead and get...

Instructions from the doc are to go ahead and get vaccinated when I can, since it can't hurt, and there's the question of how long the antibodies last. I've heard of a few healthcare workers that...
Forum: Foo
01-15-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,473
Posted By BenzFanatic

I am eligible to get the vaccine starting Monday,...

I am eligible to get the vaccine starting Monday, which is also my first day back from work after having Covid :lol:

Wish I were kidding.
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,927
Posted By BenzFanatic

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My unconventional EDC knife with one single purpose. It's a victorinox...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,926
Posted By BenzFanatic

Just saw this, thanks! I am flying into vegas,...

Just saw this, thanks! I am flying into vegas, staying in St. George. I just realized I actually will be able to rent a bike at Zion in the off season, so I may do that along with a dry suit so I can...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,786
Posted By BenzFanatic

Mine was mailed in a few weeks ago and accepted...

Mine was mailed in a few weeks ago and accepted after a week or two. There's a pretty major tax amendment in IL that allows congress (I think) to enact a "fair tax" sytem, as opposed to a flat rate...
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,926
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've never been to any sort of desert climate,...

I've never been to any sort of desert climate, I'm really looking forward to it.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,926
Posted By BenzFanatic

Yellowstone is definitely my top choice for...

Yellowstone is definitely my top choice for extending the trip. Rental cars and flights have already skyrocketed since booking last week, but hopefully that's a weekend thing. I'm going to be keeping...
Forum: Foo
10-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,926
Posted By BenzFanatic

Thank you for the reminder. Looks like National...

Thank you for the reminder. Looks like National Parks are pretty free of restrictions for the time being. I'll definitely keep an eye on it.



I've shortened my trip unfortunately, but thanks...
Forum: Foo
10-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,926
Posted By BenzFanatic

I finally booked my trip, and this is pretty much...

I finally booked my trip, and this is pretty much exactly what I decided on. Dallas for a few days with friends, flying to vegas, driving/staying at Zion, and driving to the rest. My only problem is...
Forum: Foo
10-08-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,206
Posted By BenzFanatic

Bifenthrin 7.9 works as a barrier/perimeter...

Bifenthrin 7.9 works as a barrier/perimeter treatment and is rated for bedbugs as well. I use a formulation called Menace 7.9, but I believe it requires a pesticide license, though I may be mistaken....
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By BenzFanatic

We were also big consumers of deviled ham. It's...

We were also big consumers of deviled ham. It's one of those things I still look back on as disgusting, but crave it at the same time. Liverwurst too, along the same lines. We would usually put...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,489
Posted By BenzFanatic

I have to imagine it was stolen. Though I hope...

I have to imagine it was stolen. Though I hope not so they can stick the owner with the helicopter recovery cost.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By BenzFanatic

It's happening here in Chicago too. Someone at...

It's happening here in Chicago too. Someone at work jokingly said, "It's probably the smoke from the fires out west," the other morning, and come to find out, they were right.

I'm not a religious...
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 60,304
Posted By BenzFanatic

Haha, you would fit in here.

Haha, you would fit in here.
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By BenzFanatic

Food poisoning is the absolute worst. FIVE days...

Food poisoning is the absolute worst. FIVE days of vomiting? Sweet Jesus. I'm certainly not a doctor but I think you really should at least contact your primary care physician, unless you're waiting...
Forum: Foo
07-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By BenzFanatic

I like to imagine you and the cats strolling...

I like to imagine you and the cats strolling around your property like your posse, drinking beer, watching deer and whatnot.
Forum: Foo
07-18-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By BenzFanatic

We have a herd of white deer near here that...

We have a herd of white deer near here that usually occupy Argonne Nat'l Laboratory's grounds or the neighboring forest preserve. Very strange looking creatures after having only seen brown deer all...
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By BenzFanatic

I use f.lux as well. I have terribly...

I use f.lux as well. I have terribly light-sensitive eyes and it's been a life saver. I have a friend that swears by Blublox and I've been thinking about getting some for night-time driving. I can...
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,940
Posted By BenzFanatic

Tough one Locolobo Colorider clemsongirl

Tough one

Locolobo
Colorider
clemsongirl
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By BenzFanatic

^^Exactly what I was going to say. Or if you're...

^^Exactly what I was going to say. Or if you're feeling lucky, douse them with isopropyl or high proof grain alcohol.
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,640
Posted By BenzFanatic

Cucurbits are my favorite things ever. I have so...

Cucurbits are my favorite things ever. I have so much difficulty not buying all of the massive gourds I see in Autumn.
Forum: Foo
06-22-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By BenzFanatic

This week is going to be pretty mild in my neck...

This week is going to be pretty mild in my neck of the woods, but I'm thinking about shaving all of my body hair off and removing the sleeves from all of my work wardrobe.
Forum: Foo
06-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,940
Posted By BenzFanatic

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The mini world in my glass carboy terrarium
Forum: Foo
06-20-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By BenzFanatic

Oh yes, I fell into that rabbit hole a few nights...

Oh yes, I fell into that rabbit hole a few nights ago. Still weighing my options there for sure. Thanks for the thorough summary!
Forum: Foo
06-19-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By BenzFanatic

I read the book in the late 90's and was gifted...

I read the book in the late 90's and was gifted it for my last birthday. It's probably the biggest factor in my wanting a personal locator beacon for my potential Nat'l park tour. I definitely think...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,169
Posted By BenzFanatic

Thanks. The $300 range seems much more reasonable...

Thanks. The $300 range seems much more reasonable than the ones I was seeing.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,926
Posted By BenzFanatic

They are outside of Dallas. I'm thinking after...

They are outside of Dallas. I'm thinking after touring the Nat'l Parks from Yosemite, south/east through vegas, etc, I'll fly from Albuquerque to save a day of driving.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,169
Posted By BenzFanatic

Those systems like DiabloScott posted are the...

Those systems like DiabloScott posted are the biggest recommendation I've heard from HVAC guys. Unfortunately not an option for me, being in an apartment. I have a "through the wall" type, and it...
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