Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 28th 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.

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One of Sparky's Old Adventures

I was going through some of Sparky's memorabilia and ran across this old video clip from his past movie experience. This was when he was playing Super Dog in the movie by the same name. He thought you might enjoy the movie promo movie clip.

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Sparky's adventures - lovin' it!

I was reading a few old posts and came across a Sparkey going out for coffee post, but the animation is gone. sad

I forgot for a minute that the most current icon replaces all icons even in old posts.

Oh well, maybe Sparkey will go out for coffee again sometime.

P.S. Sparkey is pretty pale, does he not like the sun? smile

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Love it!

I love your clip, it's fantastic. Where did you get it or what software did you use to create it?

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

Coffee Anyone?

CherylMASS wrote:

Oh well, maybe Sparkey will go out for coffee again sometime.

He just might!

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

One Frame At A Time

ajhope wrote:

I love your clip, it's fantastic. Where did you get it or what software did you use to create it?

I created the character in 1984, made 8 childrens books for my nieces and nephews and now great nieces and great nephews. Five years ago I decided to try to take the character and create a animation from a one frame drawing idea.

I use PC Paint to make all my drawings and Coffee Cup Gif Animator to combine the frames into an animation.

Thanks, I am glad you enjoy the ThumbNail Animations.
I appreciate it very much.

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Thanx!

Thanks for the quick response. I love your Sparky animation - they certainly make me chuckle!

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

They're Great!

H Hannah wrote:
ajhope wrote:

I love your clip, it's fantastic. Where did you get it or what software did you use to create it?

I created the character in 1984, made 8 childrens books for my nieces and nephews and now great nieces and great nephews. Five years ago I decided to try to take the character and create a animation from a one frame drawing idea.

I use PC Paint to make all my drawings and Coffee Cup Gif Animator to combine the frames into an animation.

Thanks, I am glad you enjoy the ThumbNail Animations.
I appreciate it very much.

I chuckle everytime you post a new one. You should publish the books. If they are anything like the Gifs, you would sell 'em like hot cakes.

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Steve

New week.

We are off to a new week and was just trying to have some fun. We spent Saturday at the lake and had a wonderful time. We didn't do too much boating, due to fuel prices, but we had fun sitting in coves, meeting people, and just hanging out. The weather turned out to be better than expected, so it was really nice.

Sunday we worked around the house and made some progress on getting some projects completed. We still have a ways to go, but we are getting there.

I just finished another class towards my bachelors degree. I have one class left and then I can graduate. I am scheduled to graduate on November 6th. I can't wait. It has been many years, and a lot of frustration and patience, on my wifes part, so it will be nice to be completed. Of course, I plan on starting my masters next fall but I get to have one winter and summer before going back. Looking forward to some extra time and to working on a couple of projects on here as well.

Well, I guess I have blabbed enough, everyone have a good week.

Alan

Back to football talk

CherylMASS wrote:

I was reading a few old posts and came across a Sparkey going out for coffee post, but the animation is gone. sad

I forgot for a minute that the most current icon replaces all icons even in old posts.

Oh well, maybe Sparkey will go out for coffee again sometime.

P.S. Sparkey is pretty pale, does he not like the sun? smile

I thought Asante Samual is with the Eagles?

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

Is Everybody ready?

A total solar eclipse is coming up on August 1st shock between 8:04 and 12;58 UT... (1:04 a.m and 5:38 a.m PDT) The only problem is you have to be near the actic circle or northern most Canada to see it... or in Central Russia or China... It's not going to be visible in the U.S.... crying

Oh well at least Mercury hasn't gone back into retrograde....yet rolleyes

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

...

Let's have the coord's and plan a trip...
I have nothing to do for the next three weeks, anyone else up for a road trip?

aophiuchus wrote:

A total solar eclipse is coming up on August 1st shock between 8:04 and 12;58 UT... (1:04 a.m and 5:38 a.m PDT) The only problem is you have to be near the actic circle or northern most Canada to see it... or in Central Russia or China... It's not going to be visible in the U.S.... crying

Oh well at least Mercury hasn't gone back into retrograde....yet rolleyes

You will have to get your own coordinates...

rolleyes A total solar eclipse will be visible along a narrow track that will start over the Northwest Passage of Canada, gives a glancing blow to northern Greenland, then shifts southeast through Siberia and western Mongolia and before ending near the famed Silk Route of China. shock

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Comments made in 1955

Comments Made in the Year 1955!
You'll like this : ) grin

That's only 53 years ago!

'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's
going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00.'

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long
before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.'

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a
pack is ridiculous.

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to
mail a letter?'

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire
outside help at the store.'

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday
cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the
garage.'

'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it
impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing
their hair as long as the girls.'

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let
Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems
every new movie has either HELL of DAMN in it.'

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a
man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows
they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .'

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for
$75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday
they'll be making more than the President.'

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be
electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.'

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married
women are having to work to make ends meet.'

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone
to watch their kids so they can both work.'

'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to
be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.'

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot
of foreign business.'

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes
half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the
best people to congress.'

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously
doubt they will ever catch on.'

'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it
costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.'

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital
it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Thanks

Thank you John, for making me feel even older. I remember saying some of those things - in 1955! crying In particular, the 59 cent a gallon for gas comment. Look how far we've come.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

gas

I'm almost tickled that the price dropped to less than $3.80 a gallon in my 'hood. smile

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

I'm told (cough, cough)

OK, OK - I remember back in the 1952-53 time frame
when we used to scrounge up 50-75 cents between 2-3 of us and buy gas for my buddy's 41 Ford and we would "cruise the streets" all night on that gas.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Better Now!

MrKenFL wrote:

OK, OK - I remember back in the 1952-53 time frame
when we used to scrounge up 50-75 cents between 2-3 of us and buy gas for my buddy's 41 Ford and we would "cruise the streets" all night on that gas.

I don't feel as old anymore. laugh out loud

Thanks, MrKen!

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I wasnt driving then. I was

I wasnt driving then. I was only ?????????? NOT saying.smile

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

Yes

"I thought Asante Samual is with the Eagles?"

I read that he signed a 6 yr. contract. So if he's out for a few games, won't bother me, especially if it's a game against the Pats. wink

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I remember draining gas pump hoses to get home...

MrKenFL wrote:

OK, OK - I remember back in the 1952-53 time frame
when we used to scrounge up 50-75 cents between 2-3 of us and buy gas for my buddy's 41 Ford and we would "cruise the streets" all night on that gas.

Same era... maybe 55 It's amazing how much gas you can get from pump hoses in a station with a bunch of pumps... shock

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

I just wish this heat would go away.

The pollution is really irritating my breathing. Please rain soon.

Comments made in 1955

You picked a good year John - That is the year I got married and am still lucky to be married to the same gal.

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

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kch50428 wrote:

I'm almost tickled that the price dropped to less than $3.80 a gallon in my 'hood. smile

Americans drove 9.6 billion miles less in May 2008 than they did in May 2007. No figures on June yet. We're using more public transportation and carpooling for commuting and making fewer recreational and shopping trips. That has something to do with the decline. Hopefully, we won't go back to the same old habits if the price continues to go down.

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Only 25 left..... :-(

Only 25 home games left at the house that Ruth built on the corner of E161st and River Ave.

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Louie Lou Nuvi 770

House that Ruth Built

He's building the one across the street, hes' just working the night shift and no one sees him.

1955

We still didn't have and indoor bathroom.
Sears and Roebuck and Montgomery Ward cataloges had dual roles.

Homeless meant sleeping in someones car because you were too intoxicated to walk on home.

No one locked thier doors.

Land and homes were bought and sold on a handshake.

A gallon of milk was .50 from the cow and included a glass gal. jug.
Eggs were .25 a dozen for the white ones, brown eggs were .20. Double yolks were .35

If you knew company was coming on Sunday, you started cookiing and preparing a week before. Today, you make sure you have plans to be gone.

My how have times changed.

1955

One more and I'll shut up.

You could find and ABC Store in about every hollow you looked in. Just no state tax collected.

Ahhh 1955

Was going thru USN Electronic Technicians School at Great Lakes NTC in IL.
Waukegan(sp) , Milwaukee, Chicago great liberty towns for a 19 year old kid.

Finally ended up on a Destroyer out of Boston.

Man, those were the days !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

"Old Times"

Well, you guys have succeeded in reminding me how much I do remember and how old someone who remembers should be - but - I don't feel old.
I'm having fun!
Hope you are all having fun. Have a great week.

The

CherylMASS wrote:

"I thought Asante Samual is with the Eagles?"

I read that he signed a 6 yr. contract. So if he's out for a few games, won't bother me, especially if it's a game against the Pats. wink

Eagles are not on the Pats schedule for 08... Your safe. smile

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

Doesn't that require GOING FURTHER NORTH?

aophiuchus wrote:

A total solar eclipse is coming up on August 1st shock between 8:04 and 12;58 UT... (1:04 a.m and 5:38 a.m PDT) The only problem is you have to be near the actic circle or northern most Canada to see it... or in Central Russia or China... It's not going to be visible in the U.S.... crying

Oh well at least Mercury hasn't gone back into retrograde....yet rolleyes

shock
I'm not only in retrograde myself, but more like
TOTAL RETREAT....
Yeah, I read somewhere that it will be visible only for an area 157 miles wide. I'll let someone else have my place so viewers won't be crowded.

Have a nice trip. Take lots of pictures.

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

55 a good year....so was 57

sandman wrote:

You picked a good year John - That is the year I got married and am still lucky to be married to the same gal.

I remember taking a history test on 5-5-55, and thought about what I'd be doing on 6-6-66 and 7-7-77 and.....you get the idea.

I was supposed to marry my college sweetheart back in the late '50s but my mom broke us up. In 2003,
after 47 years without contact, he calls me and we get back together, got married 7-15-06. ONLY 50 years late!! I think we were meant for each other. And that is how I got from Mobile AL to Chelmsford MA in real life.

Life is not for the faint-hearted.

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

I got married the first time 5/23/57...

babago wrote:
sandman wrote:

You picked a good year John - That is the year I got married and am still lucky to be married to the same gal.

I remember taking a history test on 5-5-55, and thought about what I'd be doing on 6-6-66 and 7-7-77 and.....you get the idea.

I was supposed to marry my college sweetheart back in the late '50s but my mom broke us up. In 2003,
after 47 years without contact, he calls me and we get back together, got married 7-15-06. ONLY 50 years late!! I think we were meant for each other. And that is how I got from Mobile AL to Chelmsford MA in real life.

Life is not for the faint-hearted.

It didn't work out but she was still my first love.. and we remained friends. She just passed a month ago... My present wife and I married April 15th (tax day) in 1972, because I was a heathen and had been married before my wife and I couldn't be married in the Catholic church, 5 years and $300 later the Pope granted me a dispensation.. Got married again on 7-7-77 with two children in attendance.... grin

Edit and oh yeah we are still happily married...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Just had a little excitement...

A lot of rocking and rollin in good ole Silver Lake... Waiting for some after shocks... shock

Edit: 5.8 they're saying...

edit edit: coordinates
Lat N33.58.7 lon W117.50.3
N33.97873 W117.83836

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Here's to long distance runners!!

aophiuchus wrote:
babago wrote:
sandman wrote:

You picked a good year John - That is the year I got married and am still lucky to be married to the same gal.

I remember taking a history test on 5-5-55, and thought about what I'd be doing on 6-6-66 and 7-7-77 and.....you get the idea.

I was supposed to marry my college sweetheart back in the late '50s but my mom broke us up. In 2003,
after 47 years without contact, he calls me and we get back together, got married 7-15-06. ONLY 50 years late!! I think we were meant for each other. And that is how I got from Mobile AL to Chelmsford MA in real life.

Life is not for the faint-hearted.

It didn't work out but she was still my first love.. and we remained friends. She just passed a month ago... My present wife and I married April 15th (tax day) in 1972, because I was a heathen and had been married before my wife and I couldn't be married in the Catholic church, 5 years and $300 later the Pope granted me a dispensation.. Got married again on 7-7-77 with two children in attendance.... grin

Edit and oh yeah we are still happily married...

Ao, I went through about the same ordeal, it took 3 years to get a nullification and permission to marry. I wanted a sacramental marriage this time.
Let's have a toast to wedded bliss for the long haul.

Another significant date is on the horizon:
08-08-08 and it will be a good day to reflect on the waypoints we set in life. Can you tell I am in a philosophical mode?

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

1955

I was still in grade school. mrgreen mrgreen mrgreen

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Some of the people

Gary A wrote:

I was still in grade school. mrgreen mrgreen mrgreen

Some of the people, some of the time !!!!!!!!

razz

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Just graduated from Hollywood High in 55

cool

Gary A wrote:

I was still in grade school. mrgreen mrgreen mrgreen

Yikes.... My mother was in the class of '18 at Hollywood High... I still don't feel old though...

Yikes 5.8.... N33.97873 W117.83836 Run for your lives.... Earthquake...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Just checking in to keep the

Just checking in to keep the windmill active.Visting friends ib NC

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

gas

kch50428 wrote:

I'm almost tickled that the price dropped to less than $3.80 a gallon in my 'hood. smile

Tickled Huh!

Gosh they have you right where they want you!

My self, I'm Pis_ed at that price!!

Let's start the ships sailing down out of the straits of Hormuz right out of Iraq!

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.

"Old Times"

Good old days started sneaking around and driving my brother-in-laws car with out my folks knowing about it. Go to a drivein movie and eat for 2.00. Oh well your only as old as you feel. some days older than others. Was in the army in 1960.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Brett Favre applied for

Brett Favre applied for reinstatement today... WOO-HOO smile :)

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

Tampa

rpm4 wrote:

Brett Favre applied for reinstatement today... WOO-HOO smile :)

Rumor has it he's coming here to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Its been in the news since last week. surprised

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Thanks

Not much 2 say other than thanks for the site (and files).

Here's to long distance runners!!

Another significant date is on the horizon:
08-08-08 and it will be a good day to reflect on the waypoints we set in life. Can you tell I am in a philosophical mode?

Hey babago is that the beginning of the Olympics mode or another philosphical mode??

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

I'm not

Gary A wrote:
rpm4 wrote:

Brett Favre applied for reinstatement today... WOO-HOO smile :)

Rumor has it he's coming here to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Its been in the news since last week. surprised

Sure whats going to happen Gary A.. Its a very complicated mess up here in Wisconsin.

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

Green Bay Icon

It would be sad to see Favre return to the NFL and play for a different team for a couple of years and then fade away.

Same thing happened to Jerry Rice. He had a remarkable career with the 49ers. He should have retired with the 49ers, instead of bouncing around to two other teams.

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Same thing happened to Joe Montana who went to KC for a year or two at the end. Or am I imagining that? I suppose the money is hard to refuse.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

It Was The 1950's

Does anyone Remember These good old Days

http://oldfortyfives.com/TakeMeBackToTheFifties.htm

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

Thanks auggie

That is a great link. I still enjoy the music of that era and listen to the radio shows on XM while on the road.

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Jim Garmin nuvi 660
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