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I'm happy I'm going to leave my wife's kids deep in debt.
And to top it off they're happy to be in my will!
Little to they know. :dance:
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Brian wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:44 pm
Sudy wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:39 pm When I was a small boy, I dreamed of being able to afford spaghetti with meatballs and meat sauce. That day has come. 8-)
We used to live paycheck to paycheck but after years of hard work and dedication we are now living direct deposit to direct deposit.
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13 degrees out here this morning. Was 17 yesterday. Kids left the garden hose on the outside tap (they live in a travel trailer). Have an anti siphon type tap and it released water all over they hose and tap. After chipping all the ice off and disconnecting the hose they water wasn't frozen in the tap or hose hook up. I assume that means the pipe didn't burst but as it never got above freezing yesterday I don't know if the tap itself is still good or not.
Last time it got this cold I told them it was their responsibility to remove the hose the night before if it was going to get this cold (because they forgot but I had remembered to). I also told them I was going to leave it disconnected for the rest of winter if they didn't.
Assuming the tap isn't leaking should I follow thru with my threat?
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I never leave the hose attached in winter. It stays in the out building until warm weather. I keep a Styrofoam cover on the faucet.
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Someone on Twitch is streaming Morecambe & Wise. Hahah its too damn funny and Ive not seen it before.
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dbt1949 wrote:13 degrees out here this morning. Was 17 yesterday. Kids left the garden hose on the outside tap (they live in a travel trailer). Have an anti siphon type tap and it released water all over they hose and tap. After chipping all the ice off and disconnecting the hose they water wasn't frozen in the tap or hose hook up. I assume that means the pipe didn't burst but as it never got above freezing yesterday I don't know if the tap itself is still good or not.
Last time it got this cold I told them it was their responsibility to remove the hose the night before if it was going to get this cold (because they forgot but I had remembered to). I also told them I was going to leave it disconnected for the rest of winter if they didn't.
Assuming the tap isn't leaking should I follow thru with my threat?
They knew what the deal was. Keep the hose. They can get a new one if they want.
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The hose is theirs.
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dbt1949 wrote:The hose is theirs.
Not any more...
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Today I learned that, before he was Barnaby Jones or Jed Clampett, Buddy Ebsen was a song and dance man.

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I think I am the only guy in the world who's dogs don't like turkey.
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Skinypupy wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:29 am Oh joy, my mystery two-factor authenticator is back. I've received four texts over the past week that simply say "Your verification code is XXXXX".

Still have no idea what site or system of mine they're trying to access so I don't know what password to change. :evil:
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Did anyone here see the 2013 movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone? Its a Jim Carrey movie Ive never even heard of before until yesterday when I saw a pic of him with long hair and didn't even recognize him. Thought it was Brad Pitt for a moment. Seems the box office sucked on it but the general person rating is ok.

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Steve Carell
Steve Buscemi
Olivia Wilde
Jim Carrey
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Alan Arkin
Jay Mohr

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Daehawk wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:54 pm Steve Carell
Steve Buscemi
Olivia Wilde
Jim Carrey
James Gandolfini
Alan Arkin
Jay Mohr
Only the laziest or sloppiest screenwriter in the world could be given this cast and then go nowhere.
Seems the box office sucked on it but the general person rating is ok.
I dunno. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 33% audience score, which is almost as low as the popular vote can go with this many well-known stars.
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Max Peck wrote:Today I learned that, before he was Barnaby Jones or Jed Clampett, Buddy Ebsen was a song and dance man.

Yeah, I was originally tapped to be the Tin Woodsman in the Wizard of Oz, but the aluminum powder they used to turn him silver got in his lungs and hospitalized him.
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Yeah, I was originally tapped to be the Tin Woodsman in the Wizard of Oz
You're not that old are you??
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I gotta find things to eat that are tomato sauce based. The food place musta given me 12 cans of sauce but only 1 pack of spaghetti and 1 box of macaroni noodles.
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You know how many times Amazon has e-mailed me letting me know they have frozen my account because there was suspicious activity there and to click this button and be ready with all my credit card information?
Me either.
Probably 3-4 times a week since long before the internet was invented.
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I've been getting a lot of those recently. I keep putting in my information and they keep emailing me that they don't have it. I've tried four different cards!
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I find it a little suspicious that this months power bill nearly doubled to EXACTLY match the credit I had in my account. I mean it could have been worse and been higher but to double to match it and leave me with 0 afterwards. Hmmm.
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Daehawk wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:22 pm I find it a little suspicious that this months power bill nearly doubled to EXACTLY match the credit I had in my account. I mean it could have been worse and been higher but to double to match it and leave me with 0 afterwards. Hmmm.
That's the thing with numbers, sometimes they just come out in ways that seem incredulous, but are just random. Probably more likely than some Snidely Whiplash twirling his mustache.
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my internet bill for the past two months has been $66.66
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Jaymann wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Daehawk wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:22 pm I find it a little suspicious that this months power bill nearly doubled to EXACTLY match the credit I had in my account. I mean it could have been worse and been higher but to double to match it and leave me with 0 afterwards. Hmmm.
That's the thing with numbers, sometimes they just come out in ways that seem incredulous, but are just random. Probably more likely than some Snidely Whiplash twirling his mustache.
Indeed, and human brains have a tendency towards apophenia (i.e. mistakenly detecting patterns where they don’t exist).
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I'm always seeing some kind of pattern in digital clocks. Have no idea what they mean except I'm crazy.
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dbt1949 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:14 pm I'm always seeing some kind of pattern in digital clocks. Have no idea what they mean except I'm crazy.
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I wonder if with the new round of stimulus if my emails of sale sale salessssss will go up.
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Why is every reaction on the interwebs described as "shocked" when the vast majority might be mildly surprising at most.
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I see a word or it's variant used which I hate...'shook' or 'shooketh' ARGH kill me.
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Im not a fan of black eyed peas the food. The band is cool. The food not so much. Ive not had any in decades. But Im eating the entire can tomorrow and having collard greens too. If this year was my fault Im sorry and am trying to fix it. :)

2nd thing....while gone to town had a limb fall off a big tree in the back yard. About my size around and 30 feet long. Didn't appear rotten and was actually a living branch so not sure why it broke off. Nose dived into the ground making a 1 foot hole. It was about 2 feet from the reach of my dog who was out while I was gone. Ugh. And thats not one of the big limbs up there. One is over the house and is about equal to half the tree. The insurance company wont pay for it unless it falls on the house. Silly insurance.
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Sounds more like a cripple than a limp.
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Jaymann wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:14 pm Sounds more like a cripple than a limp.
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Daehawk wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:56 am I gotta find things to eat that are tomato sauce based. The food place musta given me 12 cans of sauce but only 1 pack of spaghetti and 1 box of macaroni noodles.
there is chili and minestrone, chicken parmigiana (not sure I got that right). and of course, tomato soup.

tomato sauce mixed half/half with salsa makes enchilada sauce.
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Daehawk wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:56 am I gotta find things to eat that are tomato sauce based. The food place musta given me 12 cans of sauce but only 1 pack of spaghetti and 1 box of macaroni noodles.
You came out a winner since pasta is much cheaper than sauce.
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Ya and they both keep good too. I like to add garlic powder and onion powder to the sauce as it simmers and when I add it to pasta I toss in some mexican 4 cheese blend.
there is chili and minestrone, chicken parmigiana
mmmm sounds good. I have some frozen chicken
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Holman wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:47 pm
dbt1949 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:14 pm I'm always seeing some kind of pattern in digital clocks. Have no idea what they mean except I'm crazy.
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Just had a chat with a couple of different Best Buy customer service people.
Asked them if they could tell me when the sale price for an item ends.
None of them could tell me.
How is that even possible?
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Walmart has had employees for decades that dont know anything about where they work. I quit calling 20 years ago.
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Wal-Mart? Easy. Knowledgeable people cost money. They don't pay for knowledgeable people. They pay for people who can put things on shelves, make sure nothing is in the middle of the floor, and point you to the bathroom.
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