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#15256 Sneakeater

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:21 AM

When you come out of the other side of being Old, it's liberating.

 

So let's talk in 30 years.  (Good luck finding me.)


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#15257 voyager

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:57 PM

That's what they call "second childhood".

And it is wicked fun!

It's not my circus,

not my monkeys.


#15258 StephanieL

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:48 PM

In all my years in NYC, I never went to the Halal Guys stand.  I didn't want to stand in line, plus I was loyal to my "local" in Astoria: Freddy the King of Falafel and Shawarma.  The Halal Guys have started a national franchise, with a few outposts out here.  It was nothing like anything at your standard NY chicken-rice cart: bland yellow rice, bland chicken, weird packaged white sauce (they sell it on its own), no pickles, etc.  I don't know if they were never very good, or if they dumbed it all down for the franchises.


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#15259 AaronS

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:04 PM

the ones on 53rd and 6th are better than that.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:14 AM

The restaurant on 14th Street is decent and well-priced. Nothing amazing, but a lot better than what you describe.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:58 PM

The Vienna Boys Choir sang "Empire State of Mind" at Carnegie Hall this afternoon. I was not expecting that.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:17 AM

juniors has other half on tap.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:14 AM

juniors has other half on tap.


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#15264 Wilfrid

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

The Vienna Boys Choir sang "Empire State of Mind" at Carnegie Hall this afternoon. I was not expecting that.

 

Did they claim they would be hood forever, or omit the rap?



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:04 PM

They did the Alicia Keys rap-like section, about "lighters in the air," accompanied by one kid thumping on an apple box. I don't think any of the Jay Z stuff made its way into this particular arrangement. They also cut a verse from "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," but maybe just for time, not content.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:20 PM

At Bonefish Grill in Lake Worth, FL during holiday week:

 

My father to waiter: Excuse me, but has the recipe changed for the Mussel dish? It tastes different than it usually does.

 

Waiter: No, this dish has been the same. One of our biggest sellers. Been exactly the same since I've been here.

 

My mother: How long have you been here? You don't look familiar.

 

Waiter: I just started. I'm an electrician.



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#15267 voyager

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:03 AM

Prince Phillip driving........

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not my monkeys.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:10 AM

I'm terrified my dad is going to find out and be inspired.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:13 PM

We arrived in the country to find some small redwood branches littering the front walk.   "T.hey must have had some big wind."   Then we glanced to the outer yard and tried to make sense of the monster mound of green that terminated in a 15" thick mangled trunk.   We looked around and up and realized that we had lost the top third of our massive redwood.    Measured later, some 35 feet of it.   Somehow it missed the house, roof, deck, utility wires, even missing most of the daffodils that had poked their heads up.    Not so lucky a massive quince bush which may take a little time to recover from the quarter-ton insult.   

 

I guess we have our work cut out for the next few days...


It's not my circus,

not my monkeys.


#15270 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:35 AM

I'm about to make an offer on a house and move back to the burbs.

Be prepared for two years of gnashing and whailing over a huge Reno

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