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RTDNTOTO 🐻 Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 16 (2021)

JNA

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Originally posted by Bear Up North

My fellow Cyburbians:
As we welcome in a new year, we sadly say "goodbye" to an old friend and with the grin that made slackers famous, we welcome a new friend.

The RANDOM THOUGHTS THREAD has been part of our lives for many a post. The thread has given us reason to laugh, made us cry, once in a while encouraged a wink or two. Even though tagged with a RANDOM line, the thread was often not so "random". Cyburbians used it to test the waters on a thought and would, once in a while, create a thread with a central theme first posted on the Random Thread.

The original Random Thread will be quietly laid to rest. The ideas, thoughts, observations, complaints, shouts of joy, exclamations of disgust.....they will still be in the archived files. But we all know that time makes us forget, and there are many things that were shared in the original thread that time will HELP us forget.

As we begin to fill this new (and exciting! ) thread with our "randoms", let's take a moment to thank all of those who contributed to the original thread. But more importantly.....let's roll out the red Cyburbian carpet for "newbies" and others to join us. We look forward to a better world.....jump-started on this 3rd day of January, 2007.....go forth and gather thy randoms.

Oh yeah.....

Road trip.

Bear
Happy 2021 everyone. Another year of random thoughts. Another year in the memory of BUN. The best of us keeps it going.
 

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PROGRESS COMPARISON TABLE



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# 5 -- 201003-0405-0907-2609-2211-245,563
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# 3 -- 200804-0407-0709-2312-224,085
# 2 -- 200703-1005-1907-2410-114,862
# 1 Original RTDNTOTO 2004-200713,142
 
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I think it is nap time... I am not accustomed to being up past 9:30 unless it’s for a night meeting or a hockey game.
 

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For what it's worth, "Spanish crazy face wine" is Honoro Vera Garnacha, any year. Usually less than $10 a bottle. I recommend it if you want something interesting and drinkable, but not expensive.

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Which reminds me of how weird alcohol sales laws are in the Northeast US, compared to other parts of the country.

In New York, you can buy beer pretty much anywhere, but wine and anything harder is available only at the source (vineyard, distillery, etc.) or a locally owned non-chain liquor store. There's pseudo-chains, where different family member will "own" (note the quotes) each branch, and keep a legal residence nearby. (One of the liquor stores in my town is owned by someone in the Wegman family tree; it's kind of obvious from the in-store signage and some other visual clues.) Liquor stores can't sell beer, other beverages, or even accessories that aren't related to opening or serving alcohol; just corkscrews and glasses.

New Hampshire has massive state-owned liquor stores with their own exits off Interstate highway.

In Pennsylvania, it used to be where you could only buy beer in a bar, by the case, but now I'm seeing six-packs in convenience stores. When I'm in PA, I like to pick up a six of something we can't find in New York, like New Trail Wheat from Williamsport.
 

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Happy New Year! Hope 2021 is as soft as a kitten.
In Canada, every day is as soft as a kitten, thanks to the soft touch of Royale bathroom tissue.

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OHIP benefits now include a free two-four of Royale for every household member every month. Do you even have bathroom tissue in the States now, because of all the COVID-19? Sorry. :canada:
 

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My autistic (his preferred descriptor) 16 year old ran a 5:04.5 mile today, finishing 44th of 685 runners. This comes after a 20th place finish in a Thanksgiving 5k in the rain, and a 7th place finish in a 3miler early in December in a snowstorm. Every race had at least 400 runners.

I have no idea where his athletic ability comes from. I was a decent defensive lineman in football, but he surpasses anything I had for ability at his age. :)
 

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I have been pondering the ranking of particular things.

For example, who was a better band, Guns N Roses or Metallica.
 
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I think I might start a blog about our upcoming move and adventure. But I am blanking on a creative name. So far the only 2 I have come up with are: Expats in A Pandemic or Ditching the US for Deutschland
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I indirectly referred to ^this^ post, (in a good way), over here:
 

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The 2 inches of sleet, freezing rain and snow yesterday is completely unshovelable.
 

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Avoid ceiling lights that screw in at the sides. You'll never get them flush with the ceiling.
 

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I’m grillin. On the deck. On Jan. 2nd. Go figure.

Me too! Ours was ribeyes. Honestly I think that's about it for me and charcoal grills. I either use too much or too little charcoal resulting in completely undercooked food or charred carbon. This time was too little. I salvaged it with a cast iron pan. Ended up at more medium size of medium rare, so that's not too bad. I think I just prefer the ease of using my smoker for everything. Set it and forget it. I need to get that sear box for the side of it though. That'll fix that problem.
 

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I saw a commercial this weekend that featured a lunar dune buggy. I have no recollection of what was being advertised. But my takeaway from the commercial was the disclaimer that said "Do Not Attempt" when showing the buggy driving off a lunar cliff. I know my first thought was "hell, how can I get my Jeep to the moon so I can do that". :r:
 

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wow - new thread and everything - all cleaned up and ready to go - I am amazed at how many posts came through last week, wow!
 

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First day back to work for me in two weeks and first day back to school for my daughter today. We're both doing our thing from home still and neither of us were too happy to go back. Oh well.

Cheers to 2021!
 
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