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    Would be pretty stoked to open a MTB / road bike...

    Would be pretty stoked to open a MTB / road bike outfitter / guide service in Italy, but I'm too damn old for this program
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    Seems like there's an opportunity for other...

    Seems like there's an opportunity for other countries to woo our wealthy Calpers retirees and other trust fund dentist types. Old houses in Japan are available for a song, tens of thousands and up....
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    I wish that wasn't a profitable play Amen

    I wish that wasn't a profitable play



    Amen
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    Ahahahaha, they bumped the price from $550k to...

    Ahahahaha, they bumped the price from $550k to $600k. Getting kind of close to giving up on moving to B'ham.
  5. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    12/10 good boy / girl. Is that Larrabee? Still...

    12/10 good boy / girl. Is that Larrabee? Still hoping to make it up there
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    Yep, I was about to say that. Portland put...

    Yep, I was about to say that. Portland put boulders under overpasses in a few strategic spots, and now there are tents on pallet foundations on the boulders.
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  8. Thread: I'm back

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    Boy, you really missed out on some fun times here...

    Boy, you really missed out on some fun times here in PDX. Watching 100 consecutive nights of riots on the news or w/e it was probably made you really miss it here, huh?
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    Yeah, I think this has to be a teardown, split...

    Yeah, I think this has to be a teardown, split the lot, throw up two HGTV houses kind of play. I can't imagine anyone wanting to rehab this house.
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    3 bedroom Rambler in the Happy Valley...

    3 bedroom Rambler in the Happy Valley Neighborhood. This home borders the Happy Valley Park to the back of the property and west side. Large 12,400 sf flat lot with an open back yard. This home has...
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    Vibes, HTFB. I can tell Mr. Ridgemont is a great...

    Vibes, HTFB. I can tell Mr. Ridgemont is a great dog. I know he'll enjoy his new pizza and steak diet
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    Or you could just put it in your sock drawer...

    Or you could just put it in your sock drawer under naked pictures of your wife. That oughtta keep the kids away.
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    What about a suitcase+luggage lock? That's...

    What about a suitcase+luggage lock? That's assuming your kids aren't old enough to be actively trying to steal your weed. Otherwise, maybe something like this:...
  14. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Yep, I was drinking at Hair of the Dog years ago...

    Yep, I was drinking at Hair of the Dog years ago and talked to the owner / brewmaster about all the old HotD bottles that he stocks and sells. He said seasonal temperature changes aren't an issue,...
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    Ohhhh, now I see

    Ohhhh, now I see
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    Sorry to hear that Root, that sucks. Did you get...

    Sorry to hear that Root, that sucks. Did you get to the build stage with the firm you fired, or were they polite enough to drop the ball in design stage before they started tearing stuff apart?
  17. ahhahaha, exactly what I was thinking but then I...

    ahhahaha, exactly what I was thinking but then I realized that's just "kids might not need to work" money, not "can rent a hotel room in Aspen" money.
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    Hey, don't underestimate our appetite for...

    Hey, don't underestimate our appetite for minutiae! This is a crowd that's willing to argue for dozens of pages about what constitutes upstate. Zeedash, that's a cool image. Am I the only one who...
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    That one is jaw dropping. Gotta be at least one...

    That one is jaw dropping. Gotta be at least one elderly relative mummified somewhere in that house, right?
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    I was going to say the same thing. It's pretty...

    I was going to say the same thing. It's pretty common for windfall trees to take out power in my neighborhood, usually not for long, but we've had neighbors be cut off for a few days after big...
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    Our friends have a pretty nice rental around SE...

    Our friends have a pretty nice rental around SE 36th half a block off of Hawthorne, I think it's a 3/2, and they're only around $2600 if I remember right. Maybe they're under priced.
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    It makes me crazy that studios are pushing $2k...

    It makes me crazy that studios are pushing $2k but our 3/1 in a good neighborhood will only rent for about $2,400 according to Redfin.
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    Yeah, solid surface countertop, undermount sink,...

    Yeah, solid surface countertop, undermount sink, nice oak (?) flooring...other than the dishwasher that someone thoughtlessly left open, I'd say that's a pretty nice kitchen.
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    Damn, that's horrible

    Damn, that's horrible
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    I walk facing traffic in that situation. Someone...

    I walk facing traffic in that situation. Someone can still hit me, but at least I'll see them coming and have a chance to bail.
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    Well yeah, can't you hear me talking in your head?

    Well yeah, can't you hear me talking in your head?
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    It does kind of look like we're heading that way....

    It does kind of look like we're heading that way. Given what would be an acrimonious divorce, I can't imagine we would be able to present a united front on the world stage, which leaves China and...
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    Yeah, I saw they're reporting freezing rain...

    Yeah, I saw they're reporting freezing rain overnight, crappy. At least I don't have to try to figure out a way to sneak out early and ride Ski Bowl.
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    Oh yeah, no offense taken. I mean, objectively,...

    Oh yeah, no offense taken. I mean, objectively, it's horrible, just in a really fun way :)
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    I mean, I hear you, but they had a vision and...

    I mean, I hear you, but they had a vision and they expressed it. A strange and terrible vision that haunts my dreams, but still a unique personal vision. I'll take that over the builder-grade HGTV...
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    Dang, I didn't even think of that, thanks for the...

    Dang, I didn't even think of that, thanks for the suggestion! I haven't ridden Ski Bowl since I was in elementary school, but yeah, tomorrow could be a good day for it, and the price is right. I'll...
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    Good points, thanks both. I didn't even look at...

    Good points, thanks both. I didn't even look at the freezing level. Guess I'll pass on Thursday and keep my powder dry.
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    I could probably play hooky on Thursday, but...

    I could probably play hooky on Thursday, but Wednesday is out. Assuming Meadows is able to operate tomorrow, think Thursday will be worthwhile? Forecast is for only about 4-8" on Wednesday night,...
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    Carpet in the kitchen=gross, but I have to admit...

    Carpet in the kitchen=gross, but I have to admit I kind of love the vibe. I'd take that any day over light gray walls and gray LVP flooring.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/where-t...

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/where-to-buy-n95-kn95-masks-online/
  36. Thread: cool homes

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    Heh, I did a bike tour south down Hwy 1 years ago...

    Heh, I did a bike tour south down Hwy 1 years ago in my youth, would have been nice to draft behind a slow moving RV, but they were all intent on hauling ass and terrifying other drivers with their...
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    Whoever was responsible, I'm taking that house as...

    Whoever was responsible, I'm taking that house as a sign that we've reached peak stupid. Time to get out of the stock market, this bubble has to be ready to pop.
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    Yeah, way to pave the backyard on that first one....

    Yeah, way to pave the backyard on that first one. Who needs outdoor space when you have a chance to squeeze in another bathroom?
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    I had the same thought...main house+guest house...

    I had the same thought...main house+guest house on 40 acres in Big Sur for $2.1M? Seems like a steal
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    Maybe? The one closest to the street looks like a...

    Maybe? The one closest to the street looks like a nicely restored El Camino, right? At least, "nicely restored" if you're OK with pink.
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    My wife's haircuts cost a lot more than mine, but...

    My wife's haircuts cost a lot more than mine, but of course she only gets one maybe every 4-5 months. Turns out I spend more on haircuts than she does
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    I went to Supercuts until they pissed me off by...

    I went to Supercuts until they pissed me off by laughing at me for showing up 30 minutes after closing time (they'd changed their hours that week). One of the stylists gave great cuts, but I didn't...
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    Hey, we're putting the house on the market, get...

    Hey, we're putting the house on the market, get the cars off the lawn so we can take some pics. Just park 'em in the back yard until the photos are done.

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    Right? Everything got so much more complex once...

    Right? Everything got so much more complex once people pointed out there might be such a thing as a long game
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    Can confirm modern detergents are serious...

    Can confirm modern detergents are serious business. I read up on this because someone mentioned their dishwasher detergent had etched their water glasses. I was like "bullshit!" then went and Googled...
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    Who let all these chickenshits in here who have...

    Who let all these chickenshits in here who have to hide behind an alt to fling shit? Good thing the block button is so handy. Lee, hope you get your other bike back.
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    Hahaha, so true. Shit and chicken wing bones, way...

    Hahaha, so true. Shit and chicken wing bones, way more appealing than actual food.
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    We always joked our dog was reviewing us on Yelp....

    We always joked our dog was reviewing us on Yelp. "Food has good flavor, but the serving sizes leave a lot to be desired."
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    I was wondering how long it would take for the...

    I was wondering how long it would take for the Qnuts to figure this out. Transfusion from someone who's been vaccinated is at least as dangerous as getting the vax yourself, maybe even more so,...
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    Got one! Spotted in its native habitat - a...

    Got one! Spotted in its native habitat - a driveway in a bougie Portland neighborhood.

    -Tow hooks
    -Light bar integrated in brush guard (say, is that a good idea from a functional perspective?)...
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