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GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 28, 2024 - 8:26am

 Antigone wrote:

Finding out today that my much trusted (for over 25 years) mechanic’s is selling his biz. He says he can’t work on the newer cars. Then he thanked ME for being such a loyal customer all these years. And he said he turned down an offer from someone who wanted him to give up his customer list. It’s not going to be a shop anymore; it’s going to be a towing service. Guess it's for the best that I'm going to be getting a new car sometime in the next year or so. I'm bummed. He's been so good to me for such a long time. 



Same with me too. The shop I work with said when his father retires in 7 years he’s going to shut the shop down as well. The son worked for me when I was at Sears Automotive then went to work for his dad when Sears screwed up their business model. 
Well I got my 7 year warning.  
Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 4:41pm

 Antigone wrote:

Finding out today that my much trusted (for over 25 years) mechanic is selling his biz. He says he can’t work on the newer cars. Then he thanked ME for being such a loyal customer all these years. And he said he turned down an offer from someone who wanted him to give up his customer list. It’s not going to be a shop anymore; it’s going to be a towing service. Guess it's for the best that I'm going to be getting a new car sometime in the next year or so. I'm bummed. He's been so good to me for such a long time.









Well.... poop.
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Feb 27, 2024 - 4:04pm

Finding out today that my much trusted (for over 25 years) mechanic is selling his biz. He says he can’t work on the newer cars. Then he thanked ME for being such a loyal customer all these years. And he said he turned down an offer from someone who wanted him to give up his customer list. It’s not going to be a shop anymore; it’s going to be a towing service. Guess it's for the best that I'm going to be getting a new car sometime in the next year or so. I'm bummed. He's been so good to me for such a long time.







oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 13, 2024 - 3:45pm

Wars and rumors of wars...
black321

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Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 12, 2024 - 12:25pm

Can't even enjoy my Cheerios anymore


Report: Cancer-causing 'forever chemicals' found in 99 percent of food©DailyMail.com'Forever chemicals' linked to cancer are found in virtually every food product sold in American stores, a shocking report suggests. The watchdog Consumer Reports tested 85 everyday items for the presence of phthalates and bisphenols, two types of PFAS chemicals used to make plastics. The researchers tried to make their sample size as broad as possible - testing water, soda, cereal, bread, meat, fish, condiments, desserts and even baby food. All but one product tested positive for the substances, which have been dubbed 'forever chemicals' because they are virtually impossible to break down in the body where they cause untold health problems.

Beaker

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Location: Your safe space


Posted: Jan 12, 2024 - 8:50am

 miamizsun wrote:


grizzly petting zoo
because bear hugs...


free photos with all grizzly petting & hug pics
miamizsun

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Location: (3283.1 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 12, 2024 - 8:48am

 Beaker wrote:


Bummer.  Are there any other activities that could be held with a limited amount of snow on the ground?  Hiking, bird watching, fat-tire biking ?


grizzly petting zoo
because bear hugs...
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 12, 2024 - 8:34am

 Beaker wrote:


Bummer.  Are there any other activities that could be held with a limited amount of snow on the ground?  Hiking, bird watching, fat-tire biking ?


I think there will be a crew up there so the lodge may be open as a warming hut, but nah. 3 miles further up the road is the (closed for the season to auto traffic) entrance to Yellowstone, so anyone who wants to do those things will go there. Plus there's a bar/restaurant/gas station. 

Last I heard, the USFS hadn't approved any bicycle activities up there. That's of course assuming those would happen in summer, and it's bear country, and they don't want that PR ;-) 

Beaker

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Location: Your safe space


Posted: Jan 12, 2024 - 8:18am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

And they've scrubbed the season. Half the crew had already found other jobs, so even if they got 3 feet tomorrow, they'd be short staffed. 
Our patrol just graduated the largest group of new patrollers in over a decade, too. Sucks so much to be them right now. It costs a bit of money to get all the gear and registrations and books etc.


Bummer.  Are there any other activities that could be held with a limited amount of snow on the ground?  Hiking, bird watching, fat-tire biking ?
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 12, 2024 - 8:13am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Opening day has been put off to January 15. Sounds like they're going to completely re-engineer the snowmaking system.


And they've scrubbed the season. Half the crew had already found other jobs, so even if they got 3 feet tomorrow, they'd be short staffed. 
Our patrol just graduated the largest group of new patrollers in over a decade, too. Sucks so much to be them right now. It costs a bit of money to get all the gear and registrations and books etc.
Dragonfly_Launch

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Location: Conway, Ar
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 27, 2023 - 1:51pm

Nazis. Reading The Kindly Ones again. And just damn Nazis.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 27, 2023 - 1:31pm

Opening day has been put off to January 15. Sounds like they're going to completely re-engineer the snowmaking system.
GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 24, 2023 - 2:13pm

 Manbird wrote:
Trying to pack. To move to another house that someone else owns yet again. But this time it's
different. I'm packing book. I always felt that books were a big part of what made me what I am.
What I had on my shelves, each and every volumess or set meant something special. 
Now they mostly mean nothing. I barely recognize them. Volumes of graphic design books and
old Mac software upgrades: Tiger, Panther. And books about how to use the Mac for graphic
design when Macs were just little boxes with tiny monitors. It's all going into the bin. I'll keep a 
few books. Special books, like all the falconry books (which never get old) and one of a kinds like
Amphigorey Also and The Big Black Book of Illustration '05/'06. But the pile that goes to the thrift 
store is large and full of treasures for an avid reader or beginning designer. Someone will score big.
But the books don't make me anything anymore. I'm not really anything now. Even all my old projects
will hit the bin as I have no one to leave them to. I have a bunch of original sketches from a book I 
designed for a 90 year woman. She was so sweet and asked me to keep a half dozen of her works,
wavy little line drawings of lilacs and other flowers. I wish I could give them to someone who loved her.
I wish I had someone to give my books to. I might as well get rid of them rather than drag them around 
with me. I'll either trash this stuff or donate it and set it free. The less baggage the better I says.
Who needs it? It just occurred to me: Most of the stuff I'm boxing today will never be opened up my me
in this lifetime. I have a son who has who might want the old photo albums but I doubt it. He has
severed our relationship - permanently it seems. Oh well, his loss.
 
I’m sorry to hear about your son’s severed relationship with you. 

I’m in that same boat right now with all those books I have I could start a library. Not to mention all the paintings of mom’s and mine as well as the Software from the beginning of computing like Adobe Illustrator 88 and all those computers that I used it on. Trying to downsize all the clutter in the house before my time is up on the Blue Marble is the hardest thing to do with all the that it brings.

Wishing you a warm and Merry Christmas ManBird.  {#Hug}

kcar

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Posted: Dec 24, 2023 - 1:23pm

 Manbird wrote:

Trying to pack. To move to another house that someone else owns yet again. But this time it's
different. I'm packing book. I always felt that books were a big part of what made me what I am.
What I had on my shelves, each and every volumess or set meant something special. 
Now they mostly mean nothing. I barely recognize them. Volumes of graphic design books and
old Mac software upgrades: Tiger, Panther. And books about how to use the Mac for graphic
design when Macs were just little boxes with tiny monitors. It's all going into the bin. I'll keep a 
few books. Special books, like all the falconry books (which never get old) and one of a kinds like
Amphigorey Also and The Big Black Book of Illustration '05/'06. But the pile that goes to the thrift 
store is large and full of treasures for an avid reader or beginning designer. Someone will score big.
But the books don't make me anything anymore. I'm not really anything now. Even all my old projects
will hit the bin as I have no one to leave them to. I have a bunch of original sketches from a book I 
designed for a 90 year woman. She was so sweet and asked me to keep a half dozen of her works,
wavy little line drawings of lilacs and other flowers. I wish I could give them to someone who loved her.
I wish I had someone to give my books to. I might as well get rid of them rather than drag them around 
with me. I'll either trash this stuff or donate it and set it free. The less baggage the better I says.
Who needs it? It just occurred to me: Most of the stuff I'm boxing today will never be opened up my me
in this lifetime. I have a son who has who might want the old photo albums but I doubt it. He has
severed our relationship - permanently it seems. Oh well, his loss.







I know how you feel about books. They're conversations with other people. They'll never have the emotional impact of being with and talking to another person next to you, but the interaction between reader and book can be deeper and more impactful than many of our daily person-to-person interactions. 

I hope there's some sort of reconciliation/contact between you and your son. Maybe i shouldn't say that because i have no idea what's going on between you two, but family's a big deal in my book. 

Good luck with your move, Manbird, and Merry Christmas! 
DaveInSaoMiguel

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Location: No longer in a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 24, 2023 - 11:59am

Realizing that I have spent about half a century of Christmases alone....
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 24, 2023 - 11:29am

 miamizsun wrote:

the internet: "clutter is a trauma symptom"
miamizsun: "no, it just means you've got too much stuff"

swedish death cleaning - you don't have to be dead to do it  





"We hold onto it 'just in case,' the three most dangerous words in the English language." Well I wouldn't go that far, but they're sure the hitch to that U-Haul.
miamizsun

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Location: (3283.1 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 24, 2023 - 10:36am

 Manbird wrote:

Trying to pack. To move to another house that someone else owns yet again. But this time it's
different. I'm packing book. I always felt that books were a big part of what made me what I am.
What I had on my shelves, each and every volumess or set meant something special. 
Now they mostly mean nothing. I barely recognize them. Volumes of graphic design books and
old Mac software upgrades: Tiger, Panther. And books about how to use the Mac for graphic
design when Macs were just little boxes with tiny monitors. It's all going into the bin. I'll keep a 
few books. Special books, like all the falconry books (which never get old) and one of a kinds like
Amphigorey Also and The Big Black Book of Illustration '05/'06. But the pile that goes to the thrift 
store is large and full of treasures for an avid reader or beginning designer. Someone will score big.
But the books don't make me anything anymore. I'm not really anything now. Even all my old projects
will hit the bin as I have no one to leave them to. I have a bunch of original sketches from a book I 
designed for a 90 year woman. She was so sweet and asked me to keep a half dozen of her works,
wavy little line drawings of lilacs and other flowers. I wish I could give them to someone who loved her.
I wish I had someone to give my books to. I might as well get rid of them rather than drag them around 
with me. I'll either trash this stuff or donate it and set it free. The less baggage the better I says.
Who needs it? It just occurred to me: Most of the stuff I'm boxing today will never be opened up my me
in this lifetime.
I have a son who has who might want the old photo albums but I doubt it. He has
severed our relationship - permanently it seems. Oh well, his loss.


the internet: "clutter is a trauma symptom"
miamizsun: "no, it just means you've got too much stuff"

swedish death cleaning - you don't have to be dead to do it  



islander

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Location: West coast somewhere
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 23, 2023 - 8:19pm

 Manbird wrote:

Trying to pack. To move to another house that someone else owns yet again. But this time it's
different. I'm packing book. I always felt that books were a big part of what made me what I am.
What I had on my shelves, each and every volumess or set meant something special. 
Now they mostly mean nothing. I barely recognize them. Volumes of graphic design books and
old Mac software upgrades: Tiger, Panther. And books about how to use the Mac for graphic
design when Macs were just little boxes with tiny monitors. It's all going into the bin. I'll keep a 
few books. Special books, like all the falconry books (which never get old) and one of a kinds like
Amphigorey Also and The Big Black Book of Illustration '05/'06. But the pile that goes to the thrift 
store is large and full of treasures for an avid reader or beginning designer. Someone will score big.
But the books don't make me anything anymore. I'm not really anything now. Even all my old projects
will hit the bin as I have no one to leave them to. I have a bunch of original sketches from a book I 
designed for a 90 year woman. She was so sweet and asked me to keep a half dozen of her works,
wavy little line drawings of lilacs and other flowers. I wish I could give them to someone who loved her.
I wish I had someone to give my books to. I might as well get rid of them rather than drag them around 
with me. I'll either trash this stuff or donate it and set it free. The less baggage the better I says.
Who needs it? It just occurred to me: Most of the stuff I'm boxing today will never be opened up my me
in this lifetime. I have a son who has who might want the old photo albums but I doubt it. He has
severed our relationship - permanently it seems. Oh well, his loss.







I feel you on the books. We've been downsizing for years, culling, organizing, culling again. I felt very much the same about a lot of the paper (and a few pangs of 'do you know how much I paid for this..."). But I've come to realize I am still me, it wasn't in the books.  Sorry about the kid, but remember nothing is so temporary as something permanent. Things come around, so do people.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 23, 2023 - 5:07pm

 Manbird wrote:

Trying to pack. To move to another house that someone else owns yet again. But this time it's
different. I'm packing book. I always felt that books were a big part of what made me what I am.
What I had on my shelves, each and every volumess or set meant something special. 
Now they mostly mean nothing. I barely recognize them. Volumes of graphic design books and
old Mac software upgrades: Tiger, Panther. And books about how to use the Mac for graphic
design when Macs were just little boxes with tiny monitors. It's all going into the bin. I'll keep a 
few books. Special books, like all the falconry books (which never get old) and one of a kinds like
Amphigorey Also and The Big Black Book of Illustration '05/'06. But the pile that goes to the thrift 
store is large and full of treasures for an avid reader or beginning designer. Someone will score big.
But the books don't make me anything anymore. I'm not really anything now. Even all my old projects
will hit the bin as I have no one to leave them to. I have a bunch of original sketches from a book I 
designed for a 90 year woman. She was so sweet and asked me to keep a half dozen of her works,
wavy little line drawings of lilacs and other flowers. I wish I could give them to someone who loved her.
I wish I had someone to give my books to. I might as well get rid of them rather than drag them around 
with me. I'll either trash this stuff or donate it and set it free. The less baggage the better I says.
Who needs it? It just occurred to me: Most of the stuff I'm boxing today will never be opened up my me
in this lifetime. I have a son who has who might want the old photo albums but I doubt it. He has
severed our relationship - permanently it seems. Oh well, his loss.









Manbird

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Location: La Villa Toscana
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 23, 2023 - 4:02pm

Trying to pack. To move to another house that someone else owns yet again. But this time it's
different. I'm packing book. I always felt that books were a big part of what made me what I am.
What I had on my shelves, each and every volumess or set meant something special. 
Now they mostly mean nothing. I barely recognize them. Volumes of graphic design books and
old Mac software upgrades: Tiger, Panther. And books about how to use the Mac for graphic
design when Macs were just little boxes with tiny monitors. It's all going into the bin. I'll keep a 
few books. Special books, like all the falconry books (which never get old) and one of a kinds like
Amphigorey Also and The Big Black Book of Illustration '05/'06. But the pile that goes to the thrift 
store is large and full of treasures for an avid reader or beginning designer. Someone will score big.
But the books don't make me anything anymore. I'm not really anything now. Even all my old projects
will hit the bin as I have no one to leave them to. I have a bunch of original sketches from a book I 
designed for a 90 year woman. She was so sweet and asked me to keep a half dozen of her works,
wavy little line drawings of lilacs and other flowers. I wish I could give them to someone who loved her.
I wish I had someone to give my books to. I might as well get rid of them rather than drag them around 
with me. I'll either trash this stuff or donate it and set it free. The less baggage the better I says.
Who needs it? It just occurred to me: Most of the stuff I'm boxing today will never be opened up my me
in this lifetime. I have a son who has who might want the old photo albums but I doubt it. He has
severed our relationship - permanently it seems. Oh well, his loss.





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