Chit Chat Thread for the week of march 4, 2013

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

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

~Angela

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Did you know that...

*Fire Usually Moves Faster Uphill Than Downhill

*Cats Have Over 100 Vocal Chords

*Camel's Milk Doesn't Curdle

*Elephants Sleep Between 4 - 5 Hours In 24 Period

*It's Possible To Lead A Cow Up Stairs But Not Down

*Frogs Can't Swallow With Their Eyes Open

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

windmill post

windmill post

The Groundhog was

The Groundhog was wrong!

Snowing like hell in Northern Va!

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USN Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 1, Smoking Tigers. --- Zumo 550 mounted on Harley handlebars.

Wet & windy

Hi, everyone! So far, just rain. Sure hope it doesn't change to snow.

Snowquester a bust.

The Capital shutdown for no reason.

Guess I missed Monday.

Guess I missed Monday.

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John B - Garmin 765T

well

It's not Monday?

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

A true Canadian

RIP Stompin Tom Connors

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Hello

Hello to all

Going Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.
We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing."
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

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nuvi 855. Life is not fair. I don't care who told you it is.

washington dc area snowstorm could have been worse

Guess it's good that it was mild, but was actually looking forward to some amount of snow (instead of rain)!

fast week

Time flies when your busy.....

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Are we there yet?

fast week

Time flies when your busy.....

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Are we there yet?

Amen

Not2Bright wrote:

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment............

.....We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

I wish I had written this !
MrKenFL

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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 !

darn

Not2Bright wrote:

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

you hit the nail on the head extremely well, and then some.

and we

blake7mstr wrote:
Not2Bright wrote:

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

you hit the nail on the head extremely well, and then some.

and we also repaired things rather than throwing them away.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Ahchoo

bobkz wrote:

*Fire Usually Moves Faster Uphill Than Downhill

*Cats Have Over 100 Vocal Chords

*Camel's Milk Doesn't Curdle

*Elephants Sleep Between 4 - 5 Hours In 24 Period

*It's Possible To Lead A Cow Up Stairs But Not Down

*Frogs Can't Swallow With Their Eyes Open

People can't sneeze with their eyes open.

Got all my updates done now.

Got all my updates done now.

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

good afternoon

good afternoon

Blarg

Been sick all week, arg.

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Wherever you go, there you are. -Garmin Nuvi 370

Better late than never

Have a good week all.
Cheer up, spring is coming, I hope!!

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Cedro

Good night everyone

Good night everyone

Sic

Know about that get well soon.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

50 degrees this weekend

Here on Long Island it may get warmer, I sure hope so because I'm really tired of winter!

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Warm weather coming back

Warm weather coming back soon.

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

Snow falling near my home

Snow falling near my home now. I'll be glad for the warm weekend that will follow.

6 year award next week.

6 year award next week. shock

snow

some flurries and they act as if everything should be closed

I'm sick the snow.

I'm sick the snow.

Time Change

Drat! Another hour lost!

TGIF

^ See Above ^

gettin warmer

Days gettin longer, temps gettin warmer. Bring it on.

more snow

14 more inches today in NE CT

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non-native nutmegger

TGIF!!

TGIF!!

Finally,...

it will be 60 degrees today !!!!

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

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Hawks end the win record, damn

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Don't Miss It

schmidwr wrote:

14 more inches today in NE CT

Born & raised in CT. Lived a number of years out in Scotland, CT. Got stranded in the blizzard of '78. Took a job in FL. Only been back a couple of times (during the non-winter months). Much happier in FL.

Stay safe in the snow.

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

Finally some nice weather

Finally some nice weather again.

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

Nice Quote

tailspin wrote:

Youth is a gift of nature...Age is a work of art

That's a good one!

Finally remembered to come

Finally remembered to come in here and post something. Well, it is my final week to my final class. I am so ready for this to be over.

Go Bulls

Go Bulls

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Go Blackhawks

Late again!

Have a great week! grin

post

Toasties

DST

Don't forget to set your clocks.

HAPPY

Sunday

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-Garmin Nuvi 760 & 765T-

Feel like I lost a hours

Feel like I lost a hours sleep.

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

just remembered

Almost didn't get on this week.

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Jim Garmin nuvi 660

GPS

dmcfz30.flylow wrote:

windmill

nice weekend

loving the extra hour of

loving the extra hour of daylight today!!!!

spring

I'm so ready for this snow to go away!

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)
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