Chatty Charley thread for the week of February 11th 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss Poi

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I am home due to the extream cold weather...and may have another Snow Day Wednesday..

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

Minus 13 with wind chill this morning

I'm sure your weather is colder, but we are experiencing cold weather as well.

It's been snowy off and on since Thursday and more to come tomorrow night.

We came back from Arizona last Wed. night (into Manchester, NH), just in time for the Thursday storm!

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

extreme cold

Zecpull wrote:

I am home due to the extream cold weather...and may have another Snow Day Wednesday..

So what is extreme to you. I live in the Great White North and last week most days didn't get above -30C/-22F and with the wind chill it felt like -40C/F and BTW everyone just deals with it and goes to work. Now that's what I call knowing your alive.

Wow. I thought 7 degrees was

Wow. I thought 7 degrees was bad. We are in a heat wave compared to you guys.

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Steve

San DIego was unseasonably warm

Took our son to Legoland for the first time... It was sunny and warm... shorts and T-shirts weather.

Makes up for the last month of rain, gloom, and mudslides I guess...

weather

T-shirts and shorts........I can only wish. Here in western Michigan we got blasted with cold weather got down to -20 with wind chill and the counties around here declared a county emergecy and shut down all highways and raods due to white out from the storm.......t-shirts and shorts I wish......

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http://uss-silversides.com

Lawn & Garden Weekend

Our local weaterman was telling everyone on Friday that this past weekend was going to be perfect to get outside and do a bit of lawn and garden work. His assessment was right on the money. Highs were in the 70's the weekend. It was an absolutely perfect weather day for a bit of gardening in shorts and a T shirt.

(My Garmin map version 2008 update which arrived on Friday had to be put on hold until evening hours.)

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Randy C530, Nuvi 52

up to 10 inches tonight

Now they are calling for up to 10 inches of snow tonight switching over to "mixed" tomorrow. it is still only 7 degrees here..School closes here if the wind chill is sustained at -21 because a lot of the kids walk up to 1.5 miles..brrr

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

All in the Eye of the Beholder

I guess it's all up to what you are accustomed too. Here when it goes up to -20 people start taking their winter coats off and spend as much time outside enjoying the fresh air. We've only had one snow day (last year)in the past 20 years and that was only a half day when a blizzard of 8 inches and wind of 60 mph caused the hole city to be in a white out. The next day it was back to normal. As for cutting the grass that starts sometime in May.

If you're interested in seeing something truly COOL take a look at this vid. BTW it's not me doing the experiment

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=25033200960&subj=5...

San Antonio area

In the 70's, except occasionally goes into 80's. Winter lasted one month, 45-60 degrees, and spring is now here.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Yup

smile

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

On the Road

Took my C340 to Chicago last weekend, and let Emily lead me about with splendid results. We ended up one evening at a Greek restaurant, Yanni's, that offered the most exquisite meal I've ever eaten in my life, at a fairly reasonable price. Nice work, Emily. We stayed away from the skyscraper canyons and had no trouble at all, even when the temperature dropped well below zero (F).

YouTube

Ok, here is an idiot (me)! How do you put a file on YouTube? I tried the other night (with beer in me, which is probably the issue) and it kept asking me for my email. Then finally, after multiple tries, it returned me to the upload screen, but I didn't see a place to browse for my file and upload it.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

You Tube

Asianfire....

Ask your kids. They will show you how.
Piece of cake for them.

joemac

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---WOW!! WHAT A RIDE!!!" Member 2854

The problem is that she

The problem is that she tells me that I am in IT and should know...rofl

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Warmed up here

After several days in the teens with sub-zero wind chill, and after eight inches of snow (unusual for this area), it finally warmed up to the 40s.

Spring next month.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Ice Fishing this week

I'm going up to Lake of the Woods on the Canada/Minnesota border and they had actual temps of -40 degrees there. Not looking forward to that kind of cold. Kills a car battery in no time.

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******************Garmin Nüvi 1300T****************Member 6523*******************

Go Lakers Go

Go Lakers Go

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Nuvi 2595LMT

lakers

LAKERS.....is that a HS Soccer team?????? Sorry I just had to.

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http://uss-silversides.com

Ha Ha !

mrgreen mrgreen

wildspear wrote:

LAKERS.....is that a HS Soccer team?????? Sorry I just had to.

Ha Ha ! mrgreen

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Nuvi 2595LMT

Brrrrrr!

Brrrrrr! It's 2 AM in here in West Palm Beach and currently 72°F... and they're talking about dropping all the way down to 66°F. BRRRRRR!

P.S. I miss chatty Cathy!

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Nice few weeks

Just got back from 4 weeks hanging out at the beach in New Zealand where we had great summer weather. Was back in CA in time to ski 3 feet of fresh powder last week and today took the kids and dogs for a walk wearing shorts and Tevas. Life is Good

Hey everyone, been MIA for a while...

Hey everyone, been MIA for a while, just wanted to say hey and that it's 1 week till Iron Maiden! Woo-Hoo! And 54 days till the cruise to the Mexican Riviera! Told ya I'd be back Miss Poi cool

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bombos, Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Tired of the winter

I know it hasn't been that bad of a winter this year in the New York metro area but I'm tired of it anyway! Come on Spring--I'm a waiting for ya!

Leaving for the Daytona 500

Leaving for the Daytona 500 Thursday. I can't wait. Go Junior!!

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Steve

Anyone else here ride a bike?

I recently (due to health reasons) have started to get into bicycling. I purchased a "decent" bike and now I am considering entering the 5 borough, 42 mile bike tour in NY in May!...(its a tour, not a race!). That gives me a couple of months to get in shape. The bike is a 21 speed comfort bike...relaxed riding position, ample saddle with suspension on the fork and seat... made by GIANT.

Anyone else here ride a bike?

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My Toys: MacBook Pro Unibody, Nuvi 2589

Google "RAGBRAI"

Now that's a bike ride.

I haven't been on it in decades. But I still have some vivid memories smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Daytona

stevek8n9 wrote:

Leaving for the Daytona 500 Thursday. I can't wait. Go Junior!!

Should be nice mid 70s day and mid 50s at night, come on down and enjoy the fl weather.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

In 2006

I did that ride in 2006 with my then 1 1/2 year old in a bike trailer, wound up doing most of the ride with Anthony Edwards (Dr. Greene from ER) and 3 of his kids.

Your icon

bombos wrote:

Hey everyone, been MIA for a while, just wanted to say hey and that it's 1 week till Iron Maiden! Woo-Hoo! And 54 days till the cruise to the Mexican Riviera! Told ya I'd be back Miss Poi cool

Saw your icon got married. You going to change your icon to a pic of him and his new bride? That could be cute smile

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Did I Forget to mention

Did I forget to mention todays high was 78°F in the Palm Beaches? Forgive me, contiguous 48.

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

I ride a bike, without and engine!

RhythmTip wrote:

I recently (due to health reasons) have started to get into bicycling. I purchased a "decent" bike and now I am considering entering the 5 borough, 42 mile bike tour in NY in May!...(its a tour, not a race!). That gives me a couple of months to get in shape. The bike is a 21 speed comfort bike...relaxed riding position, ample saddle with suspension on the fork and seat... made by GIANT.

Anyone else here ride a bike?

I have a sport touring bike by Univega. It's about 20 years old, and I wore out the rear rim, which I replaced with a new rim. I must have 15000 miles on that bike. I used to ride 800-1200 miles a year. That was during the months March to November. I don't like to ride in cold weather.

Finally my bad knees are starting to bother me, so I am walking more at the golf course instead of riding a bike.

The most I ever rode in one day was 120 miles. For training I ride a few 12 mile rides, then some 16s. Then a couple of 22, then 35. After that I ride a few at 60 or so. Once I can ride 60, 100 miles a day is about the same: it just takes longer!

I like to ride the quiet county roads in Ohio. There are plenty of them, and they are generally well paved and maintained.

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Ted in Ohio, c340, 1490T with lifetime maps

Beagles Rule

Just in case all you dog lovers haven't heard UNO the Beagle won "Best of Show" at the Westminster dog show last night for the first time, but I bet knowing this breed not the last. grin

Yeah, I heard that on NPR

Yeah, I heard that on NPR today. I love beagles.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Colorado

Yaaaayyy, my Colorado 400t finally shipped today! mrgreen

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Cold days

Zecpull wrote:

Now they are calling for up to 10 inches of snow tonight switching over to "mixed" tomorrow. it is still only 7 degrees here..School closes here if the wind chill is sustained at -21 because a lot of the kids walk up to 1.5 miles..brrr

These kids got it so easy today, we never ever had cold days and walked just as far, 10 inches of snow would have done it though.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

I don't know

The_Grizz wrote:

Just in case all you dog lovers haven't heard UNO the Beagle won "Best of Show" at the Westminster dog show last night for the first time, but I bet knowing this breed not the last. grin

Remember, it was the first win for the breed in the history of the show (I believe), so it could be a while til it happens again.

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Glenn - Southern MD; SP C330 / Nuvi 750 / Nuvi 265WT

Beagles

The_Grizz wrote:

Just in case all you dog lovers haven't heard UNO the Beagle won "Best of Show" at the Westminster dog show last night for the first time, but I bet knowing this breed not the last. grin

Beagles are the best. We have 1 pure bred beagle and a beagle shih-tzu mix. Along with an ankle biter and a pure bred lab.

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Steve

taking a day off....

Miss POI will be spending time with her kids today but will be working this evening. I volunteer at my preschoolers school once a month and today is that day. I have a full moderation queue to take care of tonight, so if you have a file that is not up on the site yet, it will be published after 5:00 this evening.

Thanks for your understanding.

Miss POI

The Daytona 500

Go 16

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Go Blackhawks

Star wars....for real

Anyone going to try and spot that doomed satelite before they blow it out of the sky???? I'll try.

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http://uss-silversides.com

If anyone is interested (or

If anyone is interested (or their kids), the spiderwick chronicles movie is really good. My daughter and I saw it today.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

satellite

Go to "heavensabove.com" to "see" if and when and where the satellite will fall or will be blown up.

Hi from Australia

Great site here, when I learn how to I'll be making some Aussie poi's. I'm from Queensland. It's fine hot and windy here atm.

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www.broadbandelite.com Garmin Nuvi 310

Watched Assasination of Jesse James...

last night; good movie. Pacing was a little slow and the movie was quite long but there was some awesome acting. Brad Pit as Jessie James, Casey Affleck as Robert Ford, and Sam Rockwell as Charlie Ford all did a great job. Sam Shepard played Frank James and had a good screen presence even though he was only in the movie for about 20 minutes.

Anyone else see it?

Welcome

gnome wrote:

Great site here, when I learn how to I'll be making some Aussie poi's. I'm from Queensland. It's fine hot and windy here atm.

Welcome to this forum. Love your accent smile. Tried to find Australian English for my GPS voice, but only found American and British English in the Garmin file (nuvi 200). Do you have a GPS voice with your own accent?

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Pitt?

11B2P wrote:

last night; good movie. Pacing was a little slow and the movie was quite long but there was some awesome acting. Brad Pit as Jessie James, Casey Affleck as Robert Ford, and Sam Rockwell as Charlie Ford all did a great job. Sam Shepard played Frank James and had a good screen presence even though he was only in the movie for about 20 minutes.

Anyone else see it?

I've seen old pictures of Jesse James and Brad Pitt looks nothing like him. It irritates me when historical movies don't make an effort to be somewhat authentic.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

SNOW

smile Don't worry be Happy Springs Around the Corner

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

It's not snow

It's time-release rain.

And we're due about 4" more of it today...with 20-40mph winds, gusting to 50; and temps falling to the single digits above zero resulting in dangerous wind-chills.

AlGORE! I want some of that global warming, and I want it NOW!!! smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Spring...

auggie wrote:

smile Don't worry be Happy Springs Around the Corner

Maybe on your 650, but I can't find spring on my 360... grin I have looked.

We are about to get nailed again tonight.

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Garmin Nuvi360, Nuvi760, eTrex Vista HCx, Oregon 300
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