MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 01 Apr 2017, 17:57

sloopjohnc wrote:Les, I read this article in the Sunday SF Chronicle and immediately thought of you and wanted to get your thoughts. . .

http://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article ... 023418.php


The article is pretty accurate but I'm disappointed that they ignored Harbor Winery. As far as drinkability, pretty accurate. As I said in the other post, pancake syrup sweet and not very complex. It's California wine history though so tha's why I bought those two bottles I have. I haven't tasted a Mission wine in almost thirty years so that tells you how much I drink the stuff. ;)
I've never tasted a dry version and the article didn't stir up enough interest for me to bother. I have a few bottles of whiskey that spent some time in the barrels that had that 1986 Mission Grape wine in it. It's only a 7 YO whiskey and I can taste the influence of the wine so I guess it is was a success.

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Postby Still Baron » 01 Apr 2017, 20:42

My working life is spent writing, using word perfect. On rare occasions, I have to do a document in MS Word. I've just spent 45 minutes trying to format a cover page and table of contents, with page numbering to begin with the body of the document. I got it done, but I'm about homicidal. What a world!
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Postby Six String » 01 Apr 2017, 23:56

Still Baron wrote:My working life is spent writing, using word perfect. On rae occasions, I have to do a document in MS Word. I've just spent 45 minutes trying to format a cover page and table of contents, with page numbering to begin with the body of the document. I got it done, but I'm about homicidal. What a world!


It would probably take me twice as long. When it comes to Word and the MS Office software I am next to worthless. I used to have to type up the meetng minutes of the Radiation Safety Meeting and I really struggled. I would put it off as much as possible, sometimes taking weeks to complete it.

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Postby Neige » 03 Apr 2017, 09:28

Last night we let fate pick our holiday destination for Easter: on ebookers, we chose the first not-so-obvious city to come up with direct flights on good friday. :P

Result: we'll spend five days at the Wellton Centrum Hotel and Spa in Riga!

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Well chuffed and really looking forward to it.
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Postby Charlie O. » 03 Apr 2017, 16:37

Looks mighty nice!
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Postby Toby » 03 Apr 2017, 20:00

Darcus Howe died yesterday.

Is it awful to think that my first thought was this ?


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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 Apr 2017, 13:56

Our doggie got into it with a raccoon in the back yard first thing this morning, in a small area between our house and the neighbours. They were both backed into a tight corner so I was wary of trying to go in and getting her extricated from the scrap, but it looked and sounded real ugly, so I waded in with a snow shovel and managed to grab Jenny (who, as it turns out, had also gotten an exterior telephone cable wrapped around her neck and was strangling herself) and got her out of there, but not before the other beast bit or clawed her face in a couple of spots. Remind me to check for wildlife before I let her out next time...

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Postby Polishgirl » 04 Apr 2017, 15:12

Neige wrote:Last night we let fate pick our holiday destination for Easter: on ebookers, we chose the first not-so-obvious city to come up with direct flights on good friday. :P

Result: we'll spend five days at the Wellton Centrum Hotel and Spa in Riga!

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Well chuffed and really looking forward to it.


Riga is a great choice! The art nouveau district is lovely for a stroll and the old town is charming. If you have time, you can get a train to Majori, on the coast.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 04 Apr 2017, 16:26

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Our doggie got into it with a raccoon in the back yard first thing this morning, in a small area between our house and the neighbours. They were both backed into a tight corner so I was wary of trying to go in and getting her extricated from the scrap, but it looked and sounded real ugly, so I waded in with a snow shovel and managed to grab Jenny (who, as it turns out, had also gotten an exterior telephone cable wrapped around her neck and was strangling herself) and got her out of there, but not before the other beast bit or clawed her face in a couple of spots. Remind me to check for wildlife before I let her out next time...

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Sounds like your dog learned one of those life lessons, i.e. not everbody loves you and thinks you're cute. Glad it wasn't worse than it was.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Apr 2017, 17:12

Six String wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Our doggie got into it with a raccoon in the back yard first thing this morning, in a small area between our house and the neighbours. They were both backed into a tight corner so I was wary of trying to go in and getting her extricated from the scrap, but it looked and sounded real ugly, so I waded in with a snow shovel and managed to grab Jenny (who, as it turns out, had also gotten an exterior telephone cable wrapped around her neck and was strangling herself) and got her out of there, but not before the other beast bit or clawed her face in a couple of spots. Remind me to check for wildlife before I let her out next time...

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Sounds like your dog learned one of those life lessons, i.e. not everbody loves you and thinks you're cute. Glad it wasn't worse than it was.


I wish our dog had learned that lesson with skunks. I kept a can of tomato juice in the pantry at all times because he'd come yelping back in the house after engaging skunks at night.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Apr 2017, 17:43

Went up to Oregon this weekend to check on refurbishment on my place. I dropped off my stuff at my buddy's, drove to property manager, and the first words he said was, "So, there's your neighbor. . . "

I interrupted, "This can't be good if you're starting our conversation with that."
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Postby Jimbo » 05 Apr 2017, 03:55

:oops: I thought I had a 1:00 appointment for an English lesson but got a phone call at 11:00 asking why I'm not at my English lesson. I picked up my calendar and saw 1:00. Then put on my reading glasses and saw the extra 1 which made it 11. Man, at last, old age has caught me up.
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Postby Jeemo » 06 Apr 2017, 08:05

Off to Alton Towers. Expect to barf before lunchtime.
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Postby Jeemo » 06 Apr 2017, 20:02

Barfing did not take place. First time on major rides in years.
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Postby Hugh » 06 Apr 2017, 21:13

Jeemo wrote:Barfing did not take place. First time on major rides in years.


Aye, those teacups are murder.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 06 Apr 2017, 22:31

Hugh wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Barfing did not take place. First time on major rides in years.


Aye, those teacups are murder.



Tell me about it


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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Apr 2017, 23:20

My son showed me his detention notice. He told me he'd been a bit sarcastic in class. It read "Mocking the Teacher."
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Postby toomanyhatz » 06 Apr 2017, 23:27

sloopjohnc wrote:My son showed me his detention notice. He told me he'd been a bit sarcastic in class. It read "Mocking the Teacher."


:lol: Sounds like Derek. How do you manage to discourage him without laughing and saying "that's m'boy?"
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Apr 2017, 23:40

toomanyhatz wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:My son showed me his detention notice. He told me he'd been a bit sarcastic in class. It read "Mocking the Teacher."


:lol: Sounds like Derek. How do you manage to discourage him without laughing and saying "that's m'boy?"


Because he's a good student and I know he doesn't pull that stuff often. This is Valentine's card he got his mom this year. He's kinda warped.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Apr 2017, 17:36

I'm on a steamboat with Prof, Baron and Mrs. Prof in New Orleans going down the Mississippi!
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