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    Nope, the folks probably aren't going to do much...

    Nope, the folks probably aren't going to do much biking. They'll have five driving up from San Diego, though, so I imagine they might be taking two cars.
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    Probably for some. Others are so entrenched...

    Probably for some. Others are so entrenched they'll never admit humans could possibly have had anything to do with this. Did anyone else see the photos from the Loire in France this summer? Pretty...
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    Parents will be driving up from San Diego, so...

    Parents will be driving up from San Diego, so we'll have at least one car.
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    Cool tune. https://youtu.be/TMkPtOw_r90

    Cool tune.

    https://youtu.be/TMkPtOw_r90
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    Yeah, it seems pretty reasonable for a house that...

    Yeah, it seems pretty reasonable for a house that can accommodate that many people. Definitely my top contender right now.
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    Holy shit, I didn't even realize that was...

    Holy shit, I didn't even realize that was possible (having had five shots by now).
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    Two points when the Subaru in question is, in...

    Two points when the Subaru in question is, in fact, clean.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the feedback!

    Awesome. Thanks for the feedback!
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    Thanks for the info so far, guys. Yeah, I'm...

    Thanks for the info so far, guys. Yeah, I'm thinking the best time might be later in the week after Memorial Day.

    This place looks pretty awesome, but would the fact that it's right on the main...
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    Looks like it only barely squeaked below 70 last...

    Looks like it only barely squeaked below 70 last night at the official recording site at Sea-Tac. That's extremely rare here in Seattle where overnight lows tend to be in the 50s even during the...
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    P.S. renting an entire house would be preferable.

    P.S. renting an entire house would be preferable.
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    Would definitely like to get out on the water to...

    Would definitely like to get out on the water to some extent although I realize it's still going to be extremely cold to cold that time of year! Parents are around 80, so probably no major hiking...
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    I know this isn't a GOTOS, but it deserves to be...

    I know this isn't a GOTOS, but it deserves to be seen.
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  14. Yeah, definitely a bit blocky for girls.

    Yeah, definitely a bit blocky for girls.
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    It is, but it's also something that needs to be...

    It is, but it's also something that needs to be negotiated at each contract (I'm in a union). The company has been constantly eroding benefits for new hires, so at some point those people are going...
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    Tahoe Area Question

    My mom wants to plan a family vacation next year and I threw out the suggestion of somewhere near Lake Tahoe. This would be late May to early June. First off, is that a good time of year to visit? I...
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    I do have a couple things working in my favor....

    I do have a couple things working in my favor. One is that I've got retiree medical covered by my employer until I'm 65. The other is I've got a defined benefit pension as well as a good sized...
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    Unless you're in Canada:...

    Unless you're in Canada: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/experts-see-canadas-euthanasia-laws-as-threat-to-disabled/2022/08/11/e10d5bba-192a-11ed-b998-b2ab68f58468_story.html
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    I'm thinking more and more that "the number" is...

    I'm thinking more and more that "the number" is going to be whatever number I'm at when I turn 55. Although that's probably easier to say now than when I actually need to decide that I'm done cashing...
  20. Thread: View right now

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    Cheakamus Lake from Whistler High Note Trail...

    Cheakamus Lake from Whistler High Note Trail
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    Everyone's got their hobbies...

    Everyone's got their hobbies...
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    Get your shit together, mikey b. Just put the...

    Get your shit together, mikey b. Just put the link in video tags and it will show up as an embedded video.
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    For those who might travel to Canada, the NEXUS...

    For those who might travel to Canada, the NEXUS card is the best deal going. Gets you quick land access (and I guess air, too, although it's probably going to save the most time at land crossings)...
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    I was on the other side of the mountain. Amazing...

    I was on the other side of the mountain. Amazing day, but the crowds! I had guests in town and figured I couldn't ask them to get going earlier than 6:00. Still had a fairly long line at the entrance...
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    https://youtu.be/G9wjkZVwvoE

    https://youtu.be/G9wjkZVwvoE
  26. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    What about illegally bringing it into the...

    What about illegally bringing it into the country? That would seem more serious than simple possession.
  27. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    I think she's being fucked over because of her...

    I think she's being fucked over because of her profile as an American pro athlete, but on the other hand you probably should be very clear on a country's drug policies before entering that country.
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    I had a beach next to the door going into the...

    I had a beach next to the door going into the bathrooms where the cats' litter box is. I guess all those years of them tracking just a little bit of litter out.
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    Nice work! Just finished my entire upstairs a few...

    Nice work! Just finished my entire upstairs a few days ago. Still a few minor touches to complete, but the flooring is down. It was a lot of work, that's for sure but definitely worth it. I couldn't...
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    Yeah, those gourmet meals on the plane take 30...

    Yeah, those gourmet meals on the plane take 30 minutes to eat. More like five.

    There's never going to be 100% mask compliance, but it seems like something is better than nothing.
  31. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    They better give the fourth person a big raise!

    They better give the fourth person a big raise!
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    "Would you like to purchase insurance?" "Yes,...

    "Would you like to purchase insurance?"
    "Yes, you better, because I'm going to beat the shit out of this car." :)
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    Are these 30 year mortgages? I've talked to three...

    Are these 30 year mortgages? I've talked to three people now and they have been quite a bit more. I'd probably prefer a 15 year if I can swing it (and I think I can). Total amount mortgaged would be...
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    Yeah, we'll probably be holding onto the property...

    Yeah, we'll probably be holding onto the property for quite a while, so not sure I want to go the ARM route.
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    My wife and I have been contemplating buying a...

    My wife and I have been contemplating buying a condo as a rental property for some time. We found one we really liked over the weekend, but it's a tough decision right now whether to pull the...
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    Agreed. Lots of time on your knees (that's what...

    Agreed. Lots of time on your knees (that's what she said).
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    I can't tell if you're joking, but the board that...

    I can't tell if you're joking, but the board that looks crooked is a small piece of scrap I used as a "cheater" to measure anytime complex cuts were required. What you do is line up the board to be...
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    Putting in the final board of my floor...

    Putting in the final board of my floor installation. About 1400 square feet. Man that was a lot of work. That may explain my slightly crazed expression.
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    Getting a bit hazy out there after a week with...

    Getting a bit hazy out there after a week with highs in the 90s.
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  40. 422690 Mmm......

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    Mmm...
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/Stollen-Dresdner_Christstollen.jpg/1280px-Stollen-Dresdner_Christstollen.jpg
  41. Thread: RIP Choco Taco

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    I believe neither birds nor the Choco Taco are...

    I believe neither birds nor the Choco Taco are real. Also it was the "Berenstein Bears" when I was a kid.
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    I think you need to think about it like the stock...

    I think you need to think about it like the stock market: past performance does not guarantee future results. You've had it twice and the first time was much worse. That doesn't mean #3 is going to...
  43. Thread: RIP Choco Taco

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    I asked my wife and she's never heard of them,...

    I asked my wife and she's never heard of them, either.
  44. Thread: RIP Choco Taco

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    It's funny, because I saw this news story today...

    It's funny, because I saw this news story today and how "generations of kids" ate them. I didn't even know of the Choco Taco's existence before reading the article.
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    It was good enough for Bugs Bunny.

    It was good enough for Bugs Bunny.
  46. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Cat tree 422309

    Cat tree
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    I guess with that house you just keep an...

    I guess with that house you just keep an exterminator on retainer.
  48. I agree and how can they not play Yakety Sax as...

    I agree and how can they not play Yakety Sax as the music?
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    Was the random testing ever officially gone?

    Was the random testing ever officially gone?
  50. Thread: Plant milkweed

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    Monarch butterflies are amazing. I've never seen...

    Monarch butterflies are amazing. I've never seen one here in Washington. I guess we must not have any milkweed.
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