Chatty Kathy thread for the week of November 12th 2007

 

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

This is another way to earn or keep active member status;)

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Has anyone seen the "Chatty

Has anyone seen the "Chatty Kathy" Gieco commerical? Now I see how they work...lol. Sorta a dumb doll if you ask me, but then again, I haven't played with a lot of dolls...lol.

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

Sojourners

Any on here a member of the Sojourners?

Inquiring minds...

Not me...

xnman wrote:

Any on here a member of the Sojourners?

Inquiring minds...

What is Sojourners?

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

Google result

Why am I not surprised...

...that Asianfire was the first one to post this week?

Thus, the world order has been restored.

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nüvi 750 & 760

what is sojourners

When I was in italy in the early 70's, my had to have a sojourners permit saying she would not work in Italy

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LOL

spider_elliott wrote:

...that Asianfire was the first one to post this week?

Thus, the world order has been restored.

Yeah, I wanted to post about the commerical since sunday night when I saw it first. I had to wait for the new thread.

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

Those new Geico commercials

Those new Geico commercials are great. I like the flintstones one.

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Steve

One week till Van Halen!

One week till Van Halen!

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bombos, Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Vacation Time

Leaving for Colorado tonight for my step-son's wedding, then a week in Vegas!

And of course I'm taking the GPS. But the real reason I'm posting is to keep my windmill alive in case I don't get on for the next week and a half!

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Have a good trip and don't

Have a good trip and don't pawn the GPSr to get a few more chips!!!!

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

Sojourners

bobkz wrote:
xnman wrote:

Any on here a member of the Sojourners?

Inquiring minds...

What is Sojourners?

Sojourners is a group of people kind of like Habitat for Humanity except the Sojourners only work with other congregations. It is a work of the church of Christ.

Down memory lane...

anyone remember Dick Tracy's radio wrist watch... in the funny papers?

And they were called funny papers before they were called comics..

WOW! Where did that come

WOW! Where did that come from?

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

Unfortunately

I remember only too vividly ! D--m, I'm getting "more mature" !

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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 !

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What exactly is sojourners? I never heard of it. I use to have one of those dick tracy watches....WOW flashback......lol

Look up 4 posts, and you

Look up 4 posts, and you shall find your answer.

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

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I just love the Chatty Kathy thread.

Today was a productive day. I cooked several healthy meals, changed the brake and clutch fluid on my bike, went to the library, worked out at the gym, washed clothes, worked of course, and got enough time left to peruse the internet. Great day!!

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Garmin Zumo550

Windmill

How did the windmill emblem come about anyhow?

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nüvi 750 & 760

because the admins wanted to

because the admins wanted to add a bit of fun on the site.

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

right answer

asianfire wrote:

because the admins wanted to add a bit of fun on the site.

yup, it is all about fun;) It provided us a way to acknowledge the members that are actively participating in the site and allow them to have something to show for their efforts.

Miss Poi

Holiday Countdown

In case you need reminding of how much time you have left to get your significant other a Christmas gift (guys, I know how much you like shopping), here is a fun site for kids of all ages.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze201j5/countdown.htm

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

Enjoy Vegas !

Check out the Golden Nugget in the old vegas part of town. $.99 scrimp cocktail with about $20. worth of shrimp in it. Great gamblin too!

Have fun. Win lots of money.

Have fun. Win lots of money.

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Steve

Next big thing...

Ok... Thinking again about Dick Tracy and his radio watch...
remember the flying contraption he flew around in?

I think we have the radio watch... only we call it a cell phone.

Now all we have to do is create that flying contraption...

Remember... who would have thought the stories of "Flash Gordon Goes To The Moon" would ever happen?

Or maybe we'll have a flying skateboard like "Back To the Future" had in it...

Aaaaah what would life be like if there were no dreams?

Me? I would like a GPS that I could select any voice I want ... that would allow me set up special routes, that would allow me to have all kinds of choices on the menu... and have wireless earphones so I could listen to my "tunes" as I polly wag on down the lost highway of Bon Jovi.

Yep, a guy can dream... and it is out of dreams that a better life comes.

Link to Photo

If you have a photo of interest (my own), and it's in Photobucket, how would you link to it from here? Via Direct Link, HMTL Code, or IMG Code? It's a photo of the "Green Bulbs", and what danger they present....my personal experience. It's something everyone should be cautious about.

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Garmin 660

do you mean

Robert660 wrote:

If you have a photo of interest (my own), and it's in Photobucket, how would you link to it from here? Via Direct Link, HMTL Code, or IMG Code? It's a photo of the "Green Bulbs", and what danger they present....my personal experience. It's something everyone should be cautious about.

I don't have an answer to your specific question, perhaps JM is working on your answer.

However, do you mean, "Green bulbs" as in Green colored light bulbs, or Green bulbs as in flowering bulbs, or

Green as in "Green" bulbs also known as "Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, which contain mercury vapor and an inert gas such as argon, zaps the mercury, setting off a reaction that creates light.

"They also contain about 5 milligrams of mercury.

The silvery substance can be dangerous even in small quantities, though, because it can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and it damages the central nervous system.

Small amounts can also build up in the environment if the bulbs are thrown in the garbage and break or are incinerated. Mercury can enter the food chain and accumulate, for example, when big fish eat smaller fish that contain mercury, as is already the case with tuna and other large fish".

“They’re very efficient, but once they’re used up they become a ticking toxic time bomb," said Leonard Robinson, chief deputy director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. "They need to be captured and recycled."

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

I mean.......

"Green Energy Savers", as in "Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs".
They are being pushed as energy savers, which no doubt they are, but, I have a photo of mine which became a ticking fire bomb. We are lucky our home did not catch fire. We came home just minuets after it blew out (where the tube enters the ballast), and was still smoking. The odor of burnt material was really strong throughout the house. Black plastic splatter was all over inside the lamp shade. I just thought it would be of interest to some to see a photo of just what these lamps could, and will do. I still use them, but they are never on when I am away from home.

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Garmin 660

So, have you seen any

So, have you seen any difference in the electric bill using them? We are thinking about converting over to them. But we aren't convinced that they are "cost effective". My wife is all about saving money.

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

To be honest

about it, I don't really know if they save or not. My electric/water are all combined on one bill, so I never look, just pay it. You have no choice but to pay anyway, and it's only money. smile) My daughter has them in all of her house and says that they do cut down on the electric bill.
I do know that they make a better reading lamp, with no heat or glare, and with no heat, that means it helps on the A/C.

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Garmin 660

Dang, I can't a straight

Dang, I can't a straight answer on this.....lol. Your reply is exactly what my parents said to me after they converted all lamp bulbs over...lol.

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

I have had trouble with the

I have had trouble with the things failing... But I picked those up at BJs, so they could be sub-standard. But I'm spoiled on them now.

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John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

Asianfire, Straight

answer. Yep! they will save on your electric bill. Maybe $5.00/mo., or maybe even $500.00/mo. It all is dependent on how much electric you use. Straight answer.

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Garmin 660

Well, actually....

miss poi wrote:
asianfire wrote:

because the admins wanted to add a bit of fun on the site.

yup, it is all about fun;) It provided us a way to acknowledge the members that are actively participating in the site and allow them to have something to show for their efforts.

Miss Poi

I was curious about why windmill instead of anything else like a gold star. But I like the thought that I'm chasing after the windmills. razz

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nüvi 750 & 760

Holiday countdown? What countdown?

CherylMASS wrote:

In case you need reminding of how much time you have left to get your significant other a Christmas gift (guys, I know how much you like shopping), here is a fun site for kids of all ages.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze201j5/countdown.htm

I'm done! LOL!

But I don't have as many days as shown at the site. I need to ship out all my gifts by Monday after Thanksgiving.

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nüvi 750 & 760

21st Century

xnman wrote:

Ok... Thinking again about Dick Tracy and his radio watch...
remember the flying contraption he flew around in?

I think we have the radio watch... only we call it a cell phone.

Now all we have to do is create that flying contraption...

Remember... who would have thought the stories of "Flash Gordon Goes To The Moon" would ever happen?

Or maybe we'll have a flying skateboard like "Back To the Future" had in it...

Aaaaah what would life be like if there were no dreams?

Me? I would like a GPS that I could select any voice I want ... that would allow me set up special routes, that would allow me to have all kinds of choices on the menu... and have wireless earphones so I could listen to my "tunes" as I polly wag on down the lost highway of Bon Jovi.

Yep, a guy can dream... and it is out of dreams that a better life comes.

This is the 21st century. Where's my flying car! Jetson!!!

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TomTom built in and Garmin Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

you could post the link

Robert660 wrote:

If you have a photo of interest (my own), and it's in Photobucket, how would you link to it from here? Via Direct Link, HMTL Code, or IMG Code? It's a photo of the "Green Bulbs", and what danger they present....my personal experience. It's something everyone should be cautious about.

duh, don't know why I didn't think of it earlier,

Just post the photobucket link here.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

They last longer, too

I'm not sure if mine save much money or not. But they sure last a lot longer, so I don't have to change bulbs as often!

What Link Code

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Just post the photobucket link here.
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In my post, I ask what link code of the three options Photobucket gives, do I use?

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Garmin 660

Try this

Are you trying to do this?

Follow the link

Ok, I can't make it work either and I am using standard html.

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

Asianfire Here's Your Answer

Electricity Cost Savings: For 27 Watt Bulb
Kilowatt Hour Rate 8¢-----10¢-----12¢-----16¢
Energy Cost Over $98---$123----$147----$196
10,000hr. Bulb Life

Annual savings $64 based on 12/hrs day, 365 days per year with 12¢/KWH electricity cost.

This was on a chart the bulb company sent me with my replacement bulb.

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Garmin 660

On Dick Tracy

xnman wrote:

Ok... Thinking again about Dick Tracy and his radio watch...
remember the flying contraption he flew around in?

I think we have the radio watch... only we call it a cell phone.

Now all we have to do is create that flying contraption...

That 'flying contraption' was called the 'SPACE COUPE'! smile

ML

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

more on CFL (compact flourescent lights)

I was dissapointed with the brightness of the 100 watt light but then found one labled "daylight" versus "soft white", etc. A real difference, actually may be too bright in some instances. This is also true for the tube lights as well, i.e. "daylight" designation. I agree, the sayings are outstanding when you are using 23 or 26 watts compared to 100 watts.

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

Daylight bulbs are the best!

I haven't found one labeled daylight yet - I'll have to keep an eye out for them... We recently moved into a larger place and replaced most of the bulbs with the CFL's to try and keep the electricity bill down, but I do miss our old daylight bulbs -- it just gives such a cleaner light, in my opinion.

On a possibly related note, our first month's electric bill was HUGE compared to the most recent - I can't say it was all because of the bulbs, but I'm sure they did help a bit smile

quality of light

Hi,

Look for some bulbs with the label "Reveal". They have a bluish tint to the glass but do a wonderful job of lighting.

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Regards, Don

Daylight bulbs are the best!

Hi OnceUponaThyme - I found both the daylight CFLs and tube type at Home Depot.

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Sandman --------Nuvi 370

About Spam.....Tell Me

I cannot figure it out. Finally, it has got to me, and I'm looking for an answer. I just got one from Safeway Grocery. In the body, there wasn't anything except a lot of words, of which none made a sentence, and made no sense. None of the words pertained to groceries. Must have been 100 of them. What good does people get sending something like this out? Am I missing something? I've been seeing this all along for years. Thank goodness for my MailWasher.

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Garmin 660

Great format

Now I can keep the windmill alive, only kidding.
I,am moving to my new house in Surry Virginia and getting the hell out of Chesapeake. Chesapeake is great for shopping and eating but the traffic here is worse then Mid Town Manhattan. Glad to be going back to the Country!

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Richie

why is it ....

... when I look at the "Who's Online" There are currently 22 users and 37 guests online.
But there are only 10 Online users actually listed.

I logged out and it went to; 21 / 36, then logged back in and went to; 22 / 37.

opened a new page and now it's 30/30, refreshed the page and it's 30/29.

There haven't been more than 10 actual user names listed.

I'm beginning to wonder.....who's using, what and where are they? LoL I think it's time for bed.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Tell me about it...

Our online user list only shows the last 10 active users.... and the number is relevent to the activity in the last 15 minutes.

So within the last 15 minutes there were 24 users and 37 guests online.

I hope that solves the mystery of our Who's online mystery;)

I would love it if it listed all the active members that are currently online, it just happens to be a pet peave of Miss Poi's also;)

Miss Poi

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