MORE random stuff about your day

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 26 Apr 2018, 16:33

Samoan wrote:That so ?
It was a post on property prices in Ca. It was Not random stuff about Your day.


It was a random article I read in the newspaper about the obscene housing costs where I live. How is that not random?

I don't know why, out of all the posts in random stuff, you pick that one to go off on.

We have a whole thread dedicated to counties in England going on now, of which I could give a fuck. But I'm sure people have some interest in it. if people respond, that's great, and I may think it's kinda funny because of its insularity, but it doesn't burn a hole in my heart.

I'll refrain from posting housing prices in California. Are Lichtenstein housing prices random enough for you? I can post those.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 26 Apr 2018, 18:46

Yesterday for lunch, I had a small bowl of chili with ground beef. By the time I got to my car, I could feel my ankle hurting. In the afternoon, my shoe felt a little tight but not much swelling. I ran on the treadmill and it really started hurting.

Luckily, I had some extra colcichine pills from the ER visit and first gout attack I had a month ago and that helped a lot.

I've been eating really healthy - no processed meats, just chicken, and tons of veggies, fruits and legumes.

I guess this is my new reality.

I emailed my doctor and he refilled prescription and I'm getting blood test.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 26 Apr 2018, 18:50

How much does a bowl of chili go for in the Bay Area these days?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 26 Apr 2018, 21:13

Harvey K-Tel wrote:How much does a bowl of chili go for in the Bay Area these days?


Lots!

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Postby Charlie O. » 26 Apr 2018, 22:16

Harvey K-Tel wrote:How much does a bowl of chili go for in the Bay Area these days?

An arm and a leg.
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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 26 Apr 2018, 22:16

He could’ve just eaten the kidney beans.
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Postby Rayge » 26 Apr 2018, 22:20

nev gash wrote:He could’ve just eaten the kidney beans.


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Postby sloopjohnc » 26 Apr 2018, 23:46

Rayge wrote:
nev gash wrote:He could’ve just eaten the kidney beans.


Not TEXAN!!!


Yeah, but not Goutian either.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Apr 2018, 21:56

I'm helping to plan our CEO's retirement and the management team is going to Vegas in two weeks for the weekend. The cheapest rat pack imitators act I could find was $7,500.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 27 Apr 2018, 23:38

Oh bore off.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Apr 2018, 06:36

I hooked up with a friend through a random search on Twitter. I've known him since kindergarten. He's now the Far East bureau chief for Bloomberg news, stationed in Hanoi.

He lived right across the street from our elementary school and I went over there after school a lot to play with him and a couple friends before heading home. His dad owned his own plumbing business and you'd see his truck all over town - Boudreau Plumbing. I think my friend's little brother, a pretty good athlete, took over the business.

He and I started out in journalism, but I veered off into marketing. He went to the Univ. of Missouri journalism school and was a writer for the San Jose Mercury for years until Knight-Ridder started laying off people. We lost track about then - probably 20 years now.

I'm glad he's kept at it and seems to be leading an interesting life. He's a good guy.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Apr 2018, 19:10

I subscribed to the Sunday NY Times, mainly for the book review section. In high school and college, my aunt in New Jersey used to send it to me each week.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 29 Apr 2018, 19:41

A house behind us burned down last night and all the dogs and cats died
I can’t imagine what the owners are going through.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 29 Apr 2018, 20:26

Oh man, that's just heartbreaking, Min.

I drove B to the airport this morning to catch an 8am flight to Calgary, and from there she's got a two hour bus ride to Banff where she's been accepted to the writer's workshop. She'll be there for the next five weeks. :(
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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 29 Apr 2018, 20:31

Party round Harvey’s!
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 29 Apr 2018, 20:37

For five weeks? Hope you've got some quality shnay.
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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 29 Apr 2018, 22:59

Five weeks worth!
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Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Apr 2018, 00:48

I just learned a new slang word! I'd never heard that before.

So sorry to hear Anna's story, that's so heartbreaking.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Apr 2018, 16:48

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Oh man, that's just heartbreaking, Min.

I drove B to the airport this morning to catch an 8am flight to Calgary, and from there she's got a two hour bus ride to Banff where she's been accepted to the writer's workshop. She'll be there for the next five weeks. :(


That writers' workshop sounds interesting.

I hope her first book isn't a memoir about living with a photographer who takes photos of book cases, and plays hockey and bass on the side. But if she wants to interview me on the "online" version of this "person," I'd be more than happy to supply the unvarnished truth.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 30 Apr 2018, 16:53

Bass? You don't know me AT ALL, John.
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