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    Thank you for that great public service Dan.
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    This is the first chance I've had all day to stop by... so I can post a seemingly stupid but very important question:

    How do you get roll-down window shades to stay down?

    At mid-afternoon, the sun is right in my eyes and I cannot see my computer screen. I have great light-filtering shades on my window, but I cannot get the darn things to stay down.

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    It's good to live in the South. The flowers are already coming up. Just pick 'em and run.
    Just coming up? We never lose them. Then again, it's been raining here for the past 24+ hours and isn't expected to stop until sometime Wednesday.
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    I want a real paper-type book to help me figure out my KIndle HD. I'm frustrated. All the newest books on Amazon only come in digital form, which kinda defeats the purpose; what am I supposed to do, read them on my KIndle e-reader while trying to apply what they say to the Fire? But then I have the KIndles to read digitally. I have no problem reading novels on an e-reader, but I like to flip thru the pages of anything instructional.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Asparagus is one of a handful of perennial vegetables, which means it regrows new spears every year from the same crown/roots. Here in Michigan harvest usually lasts for about a 7-8 week period in May-June. Typically, an asparagus crown is good for about 20 years or more before you have to replant. It's one of the reasons I'm such a big fan of asparagus.
    That is awesome! I am a big asparagus fan but I doubt it would do well in the Arizona heat.
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    I think it might be a mistake on our part to bring the hammer down on the weekend farmers market. But we did it. No permits. I was looking the other way.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I think it might be a mistake on our part to bring the hammer down on the weekend farmers market. But we did it. No permits. I was looking the other way.
    Uh oh. Now what are they going do with all those tomatoes!
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    Hubby and I decided not to participate in our CSA this year. It was a pretty good deal, $400 for late May through October. In year's past we split the share with my parents but this year, due to health issues, my parents decided not to participate. The share is much too big for just the two of us so we decided to opt out. Plus we weren't always good about using the produce we did get. So this year we'll be buying a la carte at the farmer's market. I feel bad because I fully support the concept of CSAs but it just wasn't working for us. I think there's a smaller one that I can join through work that might be better. I need to check it out.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    That is awesome! I am a big asparagus fan but I doubt it would do well in the Arizona heat.
    asparagus grows well in zones 7-9 - which is most of Arizona. It is also quite drought resistant
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    ursus: (having a frustrating and kindof crappy evening)

    Luke (4 yrs) : Dad

    ursus: What?

    Luke: Can you get the pants of this alien, please?

    ursus: Yes (having a better night already). Yes I can.


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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    asparagus grows well in zones 7-9 - which is most of Arizona. It is also quite drought resistant
    Phoenix metro area is a 10b...no asparagus for me except from the store.
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    Any great loss that Wrestling has been dropped as a an Olympic sport for the 2020 games ?

    but Modern Pentathlon stays ?

    Golf and rugby will be joining the program at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Just for eG - dutch womyn rugby ?

    http://www.14news.com/story/21133064...rom-2020-games
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    ursus: (having a frustrating and kindof crappy evening)

    Luke (4 yrs) : Dad

    ursus: What?

    Luke: Can you get the pants of this alien, please?

    ursus: Yes (having a better night already). Yes I can.


    The weird crap you get asked when you run a circus like mine. Man, oh man.
    I didn't even know aliens wore pants

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    This is the first chance I've had all day to stop by... so I can post a seemingly stupid but very important question:

    How do you get roll-down window shades to stay down?

    At mid-afternoon, the sun is right in my eyes and I cannot see my computer screen. I have great light-filtering shades on my window, but I cannot get the darn things to stay down.

    Any suggestions?
    Glue or nails. Your choice.



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    Happy Mardi Gras!

    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Any great loss that Wrestling has been dropped as a an Olympic sport for the 2020 games ?
    Yes it is. It's a great and truly amateur sport that matches people of equal size in a contest that does not require expensive equipment. What it doesn't do is attract high dollar sponsors and television audiences. No matter, the Olympics jumped the shark during the Cold War.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Wow we are going to get to 2k before Valentine's Day... I like our chances at 12k.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Wow we are going to get to 2k before Valentine's Day... I like our chances at 12k.
    I would say by tonight.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    After hearing a commercial for the christian mingle dating service my son turned to me and asked "Hmmm. I'm wondering what the gallery of women would look like on muslim mingle..."
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    After hearing a commercial for the christian mingle dating service my son turned to me and asked "Hmmm. I'm wondering what the gallery of women would look like on muslim mingle..."
    Or could I, as a white guy, signup for BlackPeopleMeet.com? Or do I also have to self segregate?
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    I could go for a nap.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Or could I, as a white guy, signup for BlackPeopleMeet.com? Or do I also have to self segregate?
    I seriously have thought about courgarlife.com. What's the point? I mean at least in my town, you go the bar..meet some college hottie and a few beers and shots later ravage him at your place.. win win right?
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Happy Mardi Gras!

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! I took off the morning to watch the festivities back in my home state online and think of past good times. I would have brought beads to work, but I' don't need another sexual harrassment complaint...... I kid!
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    Zombie apocalypse?

    We already have the annual Bigfoot Hunt. Now zombies? Wide-open spaces with a very low population density and a state of people with lots of guns and who need to keep in practice for next hunting season. Most people could probably double tap at 200 yards. Wouldn't bode well for zombies.


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