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So what you're saying is that Greek people are cheap?
Not really. A standalone diner that isn't part of a larger chain or a franchise likely has tighter margins and is more cost conscious.
 

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Not really. A standalone diner that isn't part of a larger chain or a franchise likely has tighter margins and is more cost conscious.
I was joking, I didn't really think that! Makes sense though. I never really thought about that.

I took tomorrow off just because. I have EMT class all day Saturday so maybe that was what made me want to waste a vacation day.
 

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I am always amazed at how by Friday I am more tired than I thought I would be. At what point do I just accept that 5 days is too many days for me to work without a break?
 
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Our department worked the little downtown concert yesterday. We set up, ran beer garden & tore down everything (& main street director was in charge of it all). I'm sore!

Nice weather, but a light crowd being a Thursday in Sept. We had a dinosaur show up. There was a border collie wearing a service dog vest who's owner paid attention to his date & not the dog - the dog kept finding people to play fetch with so I have to question the service dog vest. Several political candidates from both sides campaigning. An elderly (& I mean really old) couple "Fonzie danced" through several songs. An ABC agent that hung around the beer tent all night, but bought several beers from us. There was probably more, but I stayed put.

I'm here and have taken a morning Advil for breakfast.
 

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Not really. A standalone diner that isn't part of a larger chain or a franchise likely has tighter margins and is more cost conscious.
While they don't have them here, one of my memories from up north were the mom and pop greek restaurants. I've been eating gyros forever. Most of the time, there were store front places in the downtown area.
 

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I'm stuck in the '90s and early '00s for rock and rock-adjacent music. I haven't really found many new bands/artists that I really like in the past decade or so. If I want to listen to newer music these days, I almost always gravitate towards hip-hop. Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Anderson .Paak... as a 40-year-old white guy in the suburbs I'm not sure I'm their target audience but I really enjoy them and find their stuff much more interesting than most of the new rock that's coming out. FWIW, Birdman and Juvenile just put out a new album together (throwback to the Cash Money Records heyday!) that's pretty darn good from start to finish.

Many hip-hop artists may not play their own instruments but I think they are usually doing more interesting and innovative things than most rock artists.
How about The Black Keys? I am rocking with them today and I am happy about it.
 

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I really wish we could listen to music at my new job - I don't like using headphones so it's just me and my tinnitus
 

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How about The Black Keys? I am rocking with them today and I am happy about it.

I do enjoy The Black Keys. Thickfreakness and Rubber Factory were a couple of my favorite albums when they came out (their entire run from about '01 to '10 was pretty awesome). I really liked El Camino too. I haven't listened to their two more recent albums though, maybe I'll do that today. They also put out an awesome album in 2010 called Blakroc which was a bunch of collaborations with various hip-hop artists with the typical Black Keys sound.

Dan Auerbach has turned into a pretty great producer and collaborator for quite a wide range of musicians.
 

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I really wish we could listen to music at my new job - I don't like using headphones so it's just me and my tinnitus
There are too many of us here so we all do headphones. Plus there's that one lady who gets "distracted" when she hears music.
 

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There are too many of us here so we all do headphones. Plus there's that one lady who gets "distracted" when she hears music.
I'm that spoilsport here that's always turning the radio near the front desk off. Problem for me is I have hearing aids which are effective for amplifying sound but not particularly good at filtering that sound, so I have a real hard time holding a conversation with someone at the front counter when the radio (even quietly) or really any other ambient sound is competing.
 

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I'm that spoilsport here that's always turning the radio near the front desk off. Problem for me is I have hearing aids which are effective for amplifying sound but not particularly good at filtering that sound, so I have a real hard time holding a conversation with someone at the front counter when the radio (even quietly) or really any other ambient sound is competing.
Our building has constant white noise coming through the ventilation system in all the common areas and above all the cubicles and offices. I've been listening to podcasts and music at work basically constantly for the past decade+ with zero complaints. It's sort of funny on those occasions when the white noise shuts off for whatever reason and the office instantly becomes 1000x louder with a cacophony of random noises and voices coming from every direction.

I wonder how that white noise would affect somebody with hearing aids like yourself?
 

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Never buy a house at the edge of a subdivision, especially if it borders a vacant lot, commercial development, or road. That road will widen, that lot will be built on, and in this case they will redevelop that property into something you don't like.
But the REALTOR (why not just make us capitalize it all you useless leeches) told me it would never be developed!
 

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But the REALTOR (why not just make us capitalize it all you useless leeches) told me it would never be developed!
I wonder if the guy who first lived in my house knew what was coming. I'm guess yes, as the freeway was already under construction. My house is the one closest to the center of the frame on the southwest corner of the intersection where the north-south road just ends. The next oldest aerial (seven years later) shows the freeway fully built.
 

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I'm that spoilsport here that's always turning the radio near the front desk off. Problem for me is I have hearing aids which are effective for amplifying sound but not particularly good at filtering that sound, so I have a real hard time holding a conversation with someone at the front counter when the radio (even quietly) or really any other ambient sound is competing.
This I can understand, but nope, she's younger than me and just weird. It's not just one particular thing like odd hair or manners, it just everything is a little different than what the rest of the world would do. That's her. Anyone meet people like that?
 

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This I can understand, but nope, she's younger than me and just weird. It's not just one particular thing like odd hair or manners, it just everything is a little different than what the rest of the world would do. That's her. Anyone meet people like that?
connie the contrarian?
 

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connie the contrarian?
She's actually nice other than the music thing and not very contrarian. More like the clothes must come from some really unique boutique or something. She'll eat everything out of a bowl to include cake. Her manners are slightly off. Not rude, just not conforming with society. Nothing really bad, just makes me stop and think you're different.
 

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Well thanks to a bad case of bronchitis/borderline pneumonia, it looks likes I'll be burning up my netflix subscription this weekend.
 

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I really wish we could listen to music at my new job - I don't like using headphones so it's just me and my tinnitus
I have fairly mild tinnitus, the result of years of allergies and sinus-related issues. (I avoided loud concerts and clubs, and never listened to music cranked up to 11.). l had surgery not too long ago to blast open my sinus passages. It didn’t get rid of that on-again-off-again 25,000 Hz tone, but it made allergy attacks far more bearable. My nose doesn’t seal shut any more. (Odd side effect - huge rhinoliths for months after the surgery.)

Sometimes, turning on a white noise generator and shoving it under my pillow cancels out the hum, and helps me fall asleep really fast.
 

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She's actually nice other than the music thing and not very contrarian.
ADHD-PI?

There’s two kinds of ADHDers - primary hyperactive and primary inattentive. There’s a lot of overlap between the two. However, the PHs tend deal better with overstimulation than the PIs.
 

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The current planner theme song.
The lyrics! This is perhaps the most British song of all time.

As you go from day to day
Looking for a better way
And you think you've got it all under control
So you bend the rules a bit
As you try to make things fit
But you know you should be doing as you're told

Although sometimes you'll find it so hard
And the wrong way may seem easier
It doesn't matter who you are
Obey the rules and you'll go far

We all live by rules and regulations
Rules and regulations now
Isn't it a bore, isn't it a chore
Sometimes it's so hard remembering all those
Strict rules, codes, laws, all those stipulations
Rules and regulations now
But without those rules and regulations
Where would we be now

So you see you have to try and do the right thing every time
If you do, then you will come to the conclusion
That there is right and there is wrong
And the rules help you along
And they're really only there for your protection

Although sometimes you'll find it so hard
And the wrong way may seem easier It doesn't matter who you are
Obey the rules and you'll go far
We all live by rules and regulations
Rules and regulations now Isn't it a bore, isn't it a chore
Sometimes it's so hard remembering all those
Strict rules, codes, laws, all those stipulations
Rules and regulations now
But without those rules and regulations
Where would we be now

We all live by rules and regulations
Rules and regulations now Isn't it a bore, isn't it a chore
Sometimes it's so hard remembering all those
Strict rules, codes, laws, all those stipulations
Rules and regulations now
But without those rules and regulations
Where would we be now?!


How about this song?

 

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The lyrics!

So you see you have to try and do the right thing every time
If you do, then you will come to the conclusion
That there is right and there is wrong
And the rules help you along
And they're really only there for your protection
Indeed...especially the above.

Don't current planners repeat the above at least once a week?
 
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I'm going to Nashville this November for a weekend (the wedding is on Saturday evening at some distillery). Bf is in it, so I don't really know anyone else going and I'll have some time to kill while he's at the rehearsal dinner and doing photos.
We're staying at an airbnb near Music Row.
The one thing I know I want to do is go to Belle Meade. What else should I not miss?
 

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The one thing I know I want to do is go to Belle Meade. What else should I not miss?
Sounds like fun!

My wife and I really want to take a road trip to Nashville someday. The "must see" list includes the the Country Music Hall of Fame (we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, so now it's her turn), and a show at the Grand 'Ol Opry.

There's a DPZ NU/TND development in Franklin, if you decide to geek out and add a few hundred images to your photo files.
 

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The lyrics! This is perhaps the most British song of all time.

How about this song?

Funny you should post this. I was going to post something about how surf music used to have hits with song lyrics that extolled the virtues of their beloved street rods by listing the car's specs. I'm thinking like the Jan & Dean song "Little Deuce Coupe"
Jan& Dean said:
Little deuce Coupe
You don't know what I got
Little deuce Coupe
You don't know what I got
Well I'm not braggin' babe so don't put me down
But I've got the fastest set of wheels in town
When something comes up to me he don't even try
Cause if I had a set of wings man I know she could fly
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)
Just a little deuce coupe with a flat head mill
But she'll walk a Thunderbird like (she's) it's standin' still
She's ported and relieved and she's stroked and bored.
She'll do a hundred and forty with the top end floored
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)
She's got…
She's got a competition clutch with the four on the floor
And she purrs like a kitten till the lake pipes roar
And if that ain't enough to make you flip your lid
There's one more thing, I got the pink slip daddy
And comin' off the line when the light turns green
Well she blows 'em outta the water like you never seen
I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
What if planners wrote songs extolling the virtues of, say, a development plan to the tune of 'Little Deuce Coupe'?
Terms like 'woonerf' might be hard to rhyme, but maybe not 'complete streets'. Anyone care to take a stab?
 

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Sounds like fun!

My wife and I really want to take a road trip to Nashville someday. The "must see" list includes the the Country Music Hall of Fame (we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, so now it's her turn), and a show at the Grand 'Ol Opry.
By chance have you been watching Ken Burns lately?

Since you're going to be driving through KY, you may as well stop in Bardstown. Then again, you're not too far from that living history museum near Rochester, so maybe it wouldn't be that unique for you.
 

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My wife and I really want to take a road trip to Nashville someday. The "must see" list includes the the Country Music Hall of Fame (we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, so now it's her turn), and a show at the Grand 'Ol Opry.
Also worth seeing is -
The Parthenon
Andrew Jackson's home - The Hermitage
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

further south is
Stones River National Battlefield
Natchez Trace Pkwy

Driving south from Louisville is
Mammoth Cave National Park

I am a non-compensated tourism spokesperson
 

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I desperately need a "powerful girl attraction mantra" and maybe some "career problem solution astrology".
 

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Just pulling random services from Dan's list. I already have a well established attraction mantra
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I desperately need a "powerful girl attraction mantra" and maybe some "career problem solution astrology".

I immediately thought of this when I read your post


on the astrology thing - if you are into astrology, and my eldest is, then there are certain sign that don't work well together and it's thing
 

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Saturday I attended a wedding deep inside a cave. :wow:
That sounds cool. Was the echo bad?

The switch from garbage CenturyLink DLS internet to Spectrum broadband is not going well. The technician that came out today said the signal was just too high for him to work with. That was after he had to run a new cable from the pole across the street to my house. I guess he had to pass of the trouble ticket to their maintenance crew because the issue is somewhere in that main line.
 

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I've got a great set of plans for what they wrote up as "existing patio" and "existing spa". Sadly the citation says those are new.
 

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The local hospital is on lockdown. Apparently a victim of a stabbing was brought in by his family and passed away there. Our hospital is NOT equipped for trauma like this so it must be pandemonium up there.

There's something that I find interesting about hospitals like ours. It's a large facility but has really shuttered most of its services as medical care gets so much more technical. There are entire floors that are basically just shut down. It's creepy and sort of depressing.
 

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The local hospital is on lockdown. Apparently a victim of a stabbing was brought in by his family and passed away there. Our hospital is NOT equipped for trauma like this so it must be pandemonium up there.

There's something that I find interesting about hospitals like ours. It's a large facility but has really shuttered most of its services as medical care gets so much more technical. There are entire floors that are basically just shut down. It's creepy and sort of depressing.
Is your hospital not even rated as a Level V trauma center (the 2nd lowest rating - lowest is not being rated )?

A Level V Trauma Center provides initial evaluation, stabilization and diagnostic capabilities and prepares patients for transfer to higher levels of care.
Elements of Level V Trauma Centers Include:
  • Basic emergency department facilities to implement ATLS protocols
  • Available trauma nurse(s) and physicians available upon patient arrival.
  • After-hours activation protocols if facility is not open 24-hours a day.
  • May provide surgery and critical-care services if available.
  • Has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I though III Trauma Centers.

Luckily my fair city has 2 Level 2 hospitals.
 

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Sounds like fun!

My wife and I really want to take a road trip to Nashville someday. The "must see" list includes the the Country Music Hall of Fame (we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, so now it's her turn), and a show at the Grand 'Ol Opry.

There's a DPZ NU/TND development in Franklin, if you decide to geek out and add a few hundred images to your photo files.
We'll be driving from central Jersey, which I'm hoping means I can check out the Blue Ridge Parkway.
 

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I feel like I could eat a souffle for breakfast everyday. I'm not certain that would be good for me though....
 

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Is your hospital not even rated as a Level V trauma center (the 2nd lowest rating - lowest is not being rated )?
Apparently not. As it turns out, the number of trauma centers in NC is a lot lower than I thought it'd be according to NC DHSR.

As it turns out, the guy who was stabbed was some well known local "gang" leader who should have been in prison for a litany of other issues but managed to stay out. Some sort of Mexican vs Black gang that stems back to a murder in a city next door. After that, there was a shooting in Myrtle Beach that involved the dude killed yesterday. I guess the Mexican gang caught up with him or something. Sounds like a giant mess.
 

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These are the coins on my desk today:

1810-B Napoleon I Italy 5 Lire
1870-A Napoleon III France 5 Francs
1873-A Third France Republic 5 Francs
1889 (Santiago mint) Ecuador 1 Sucre

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"My husband is a civil engineer and was an unlimited licensed contractor and we didn't know we needed permits for this 1,000 square foot dwelling we built".

My eyes rolled so hard in my head that I think they fell out. I'm making them get me an engineered stamped set of plans that say the house was built to NC state building code. Oh and it must be a third party engineer, not your idiot husband. :r: :r: :r:

I'm going to propose raising or building without permit violation fees. 5% of the project cost, or $100. Whichever value is greater.
 
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