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  1. you'll poke your eye out

    you'll poke your eye out
  2. They don't grow so well when the land they were...

    They don't grow so well when the land they were growing on turns to desert or when the mountain snows that used to water them in the summer are now mountain rains that flood downstream but leave...
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    Living on Donner Lake we don't go anywhere on the...

    Living on Donner Lake we don't go anywhere on the 4th. Good excuse to smoke a brisket all day.
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    We recently installed a Samsung all gas. Ours is...

    We recently installed a Samsung all gas. Ours is freestanding, has a warming drawer, which we use for storage as well, has the oval center burner which I do use, although I'm not sure it's any better...
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    not sure. this year was the first time I knew...

    not sure. this year was the first time I knew about it because there was a big sign on our road but it may have been the rule all along. also not sure if it's year round. I do have a propane smoker...
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    regarding the gravel area--depends where the...

    regarding the gravel area--depends where the property lines are, but chances are that gravel is still public ROW and just as legal as if there were a curb. In the Nextdoor conversation I referred to...
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    Keying your neighbor's car seems like a great way...

    Keying your neighbor's car seems like a great way to make both parties' lives miserable for years.
    Now in places like Boston, where people shovel out their spots when the snow is deep, I agree you...
  8. The other thing about November is how long it...

    The other thing about November is how long it lasts when it does snow. Ground may or may not be frozen, no base, still can get pretty warm (really warm this year of course).
    I drove by SB the...
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    I had skied a little in SE Michigan but when I...

    I had skied a little in SE Michigan but when I moved to CA I skied BC before I started skiing resorts. Given the gear available at the time what I was doing was just slightly glorified XC skiing and...
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    Does it bother you as much as "nucular"? OTOH...

    Does it bother you as much as "nucular"?

    OTOH this morning I am learning that the capital of Ukraine is pronounced "Keev", which I should know since half my family comes from Ukraine. (I guess in...
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    Not as much fun as the guy in college who...

    Not as much fun as the guy in college who fantasized about being a proctologist and used to show up at parties wearing rubber gloves and asking people if he could do rectal exams on them. I am not...
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    Open fires and charcoal and wood grills and...

    Open fires and charcoal and wood grills and smokers are banned in Truckee. We can still use propane and pellet smokers.
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    Garage is detached.

    Garage is detached.
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    IME the manual that comes with the binding, if...

    IME the manual that comes with the binding, if there is one, doesn't say anything about adjusting them, the theory being that only a certified shop should be doing that. To do your own adjustments,...
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    That was me way back in the day. Trying to make...

    That was me way back in the day. Trying to make it down a black gladed sun baked run a couple of days after 18 inches of snow--maybe Longhorn, I made turns by grabbing trees as I passed them to...
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    /The modern equivalent--"My cable provider...

    /The modern equivalent--"My cable provider dropped that channel in a dispute over money."
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    I wonder how many people know it's illegal to eat...

    I wonder how many people know it's illegal to eat on the platform? I sure didn't. There are probably signs but the last time I took BART to the airport I didn't notice any. There is a...
  18. I've been skiing North Tahoe for 40+ years and at...

    I've been skiing North Tahoe for 40+ years and at least going back that far decent skiing at Thanksgiving--meaning something other than man made WROD --has always been uncommon. Even decent skiing...
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    A simple "No, I haven't seen it" works fine. If...

    A simple "No, I haven't seen it" works fine. If they say you should watch it just say you'll keep it in mind, and then don't. Nobody actually gives a fuck about whether someone else watches TV or...
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    routine tasks on the wards--checking labs, doing...

    routine tasks on the wards--checking labs, doing dictations, discharging patients. I don't know what the fleas (internists) call it, but for surgeons it's pretty much everything that happens outside...
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    Back was when I was working I used to have to...

    Back was when I was working I used to have to order residents to go home when they'd been on call the night before. I'd let them stay to do a case but not to do scut.
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    I keep meaning to make some. You may have...

    I keep meaning to make some. You may have inspired me, or maybe not.
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    Yesterday I couldn't open the deadbolt WITH a...

    Yesterday I couldn't open the deadbolt WITH a key. Finally had to beat on the lever with a hammer, file the strike plate. I never use button locks on exterior doors. Too easy to break in, too easy...
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    Attn ThreeRidges: THIS is how you do it. Watch...

    Attn ThreeRidges: THIS is how you do it. Watch and learn.
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    I bet it isn;t certified organic. But it is...

    I bet it isn;t certified organic. But it is gluten free.
  26. Nah, no one on TGR skis a ski that short. Waste...

    Nah, no one on TGR skis a ski that short. Waste of time posting it here.
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    First rule of TGR--never apologize. Double down....

    First rule of TGR--never apologize. Double down. Call your accusers nasty names or tell them to eat a bag of dicks. Good practice for being president.
  28. God speaks in a still, small voice. If things...

    God speaks in a still, small voice. If things are noisy you might miss it. Or maybe it's just tinnitus.
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    someone posts " what's the best x" and a bunch of...

    someone posts " what's the best x" and a bunch of people reply recommending the one they use, which was the only one they tried. In order to review or recommend gear you should have tried a...
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    Blasting nuclear waste with lasers? What could...

    Blasting nuclear waste with lasers? What could possibly go wrong?
    On a similar note--commercially viable fusion may be getting closer (just like autonomous cars?)_...
  31. when you actually get old you increasingly prefer...

    when you actually get old you increasingly prefer silence. I particularly hate restaurants where everyone is screaming to be heard over the music. (The worst was the cafeteria at Whistler.)
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    I do like doing my wife's undies.

    I do like doing my wife's undies.
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    Maybe the kid is just too smart and has too much...

    Maybe the kid is just too smart and has too much self-respect to become a TGR member.
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    Convicted criminals still on the police force in...

    Convicted criminals still on the police force in California
    https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/article237089834.html#storylink=mainstage_lead
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    I wore wool for years because that was all there...

    I wore wool for years because that was all there was (see my avatar). When synthetics came on the market I switched and I've never looked back. The big problem for me is that if it gets wet it...
  36. Move along, nothing to see here. Turns out the...

    Move along, nothing to see here. Turns out the scientists were wrong,
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/opinion/sunday/science-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
  37. I have the Automatics at 186 and like them on the...

    I have the Automatics at 186 and like them on the line.
  38. Some years ago I was at a hospital dinner of some...

    Some years ago I was at a hospital dinner of some sort, dressy, and this urologist went around taking pictures of women's backs when they had backless dresses. Not sure how he managed not to get...
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    I've had good luck with snow and weather the two...

    I've had good luck with snow and weather the two times I've been to WB but I have to say that the waffles at Crystal hut are highly overrated. Just throwing a lot of stuff on a waffle doesn't make it...
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    I don't know--I don't think those have much of a...

    I don't know--I don't think those have much of a chance against AR 15's but I guess something is better than nothing.
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    Curious about Manning Bowman--apparently made...

    Curious about Manning Bowman--apparently made mostly tin ware, silver and nickel plated stuff, that kind of thing, but also a few electric tools. Went our of business in 1945.
  42. no but it was her second rabbit. the first one...

    no but it was her second rabbit. the first one kept biting people so she took it a farm (really), where it promptly chewed the ear off another rabbit.
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    The steep south facing slope of Donner Ridge...

    The steep south facing slope of Donner Ridge above Donner Lake was never reseeded and is still largely bare 60 years after it burned.

    Very good article about what CA is and is not doing tactically...
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    You're seriously suggesting that CA needs to...

    You're seriously suggesting that CA needs to "work with federal government"? You really have been asleep.
    As far as codes go they've done a very good job of upgrading them. The problem is that the...
  45. I plugged my wife's phone in the charger the...

    I plugged my wife's phone in the charger the other night--she had 47 unread texts. She complains the kids don't text her.
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    I read the article. It doesn't seem like you did.

    I read the article. It doesn't seem like you did.
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    My point is not whether or not local...

    My point is not whether or not local jurisdictions are doing a good job, it's that much of the responsibility for strategic planning falls under the purview of local jurisdictions, not the state.
    In...
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    I love the New Yorker but I never read the Daily...

    I love the New Yorker but I never read the Daily Shouts and Shouts and Murmurs. The vast majority are sophomoric humor or not humorous at all. The cartoons are usually pretty good though.
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    If you feel that way about the well off sporty...

    If you feel that way about the well off sporty set what the fuck are you doing here?
  50. My wife's rabbit, because it died.

    My wife's rabbit, because it died.
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