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#22396 splinky

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:04 PM

cooking up a white bean chili on a very rainy san francisco day


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#22397 StephanieL

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:00 AM

Enjoy your stay in the Bay Area.  Hopefully, we will dry out before you leave.


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#22398 splinky

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:51 AM

Enjoy your stay in the Bay Area.  Hopefully, we will dry out before you leave.

thanks. probably not, but i came with boots


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#22399 joethefoodie

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:30 PM

17 minutes from the time I walked in the door until I left. At the DMV license express, on W. 30th, to renew and upgrade my driver's license to a federal REAL ID driver's license.

 

17 minutes. With an appointment, and all paperwork in order.



#22400 voyager

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:42 PM

Sure this sin't a paid info-mercial?    It took me 2 1/2 hour in a population 2500 town. papers in order but no appointment since there were no appointments available within 150 miles for the entire month before my license would expire.   Welcome to California.  


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#22401 The Flon

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:20 PM

17 minutes from the time I walked in the door until I left. At the DMV license express, on W. 30th, to renew and upgrade my driver's license to a federal REAL ID driver's license.
 
17 minutes. With an appointment, and all paperwork in order.

under 10 minutes on 125th street last year. I felt like I should have bought a powerball ticket afterwards.

#22402 bloviatrix

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:48 AM

Last night, as soon as I walked in from work, the boy asked if we could bake something.  :gold:

 

Later, while the cake was in the oven he announced that we had just made his half birthday cake.


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#22403 Evelyn

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:40 PM

I am sure those of you who deal with snow all winter will roll your eyes...

 

BUT, as a girl who grew up in the South, where we rarely had snow, I love it. And this week has been the snowiest week Las Vegas has had in many years. The part of Las Vegas I live in rarely gets even a dusting of snow. But this week we've had two banner snow days/nights. On Monday we got about 2". And last night/this morning we had 5". There's still a good bit on the non-concrete/asphalt areas. And a mix of sleet and snow just started again. It gave me the perfect excuse to hole up all day by the fire :) . And later, there will be a very nice bottle of red wine to enjoy in honor of the snow day, since it is likely the last one we will have this year.. 



#22404 voyager

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:54 PM

Well, as a girl who grew up on the California north-central coast, I, too, love the magic of snowy winter wonderlands, cuddling in front of a wood fire.   But, come on, Mother Nature, enuf is enuf!    You took the top 35 ft off our wonderful giant redwood last month, and we return this week to find that snow had ripped off 2/3 off one 40- year old olive tree and a quarter of its twin.  Not satisfied, you snapped off some major limbs from heritage oaks.   To borrow a phrase, OY!    We surrender.   What do you want up front from us?   

 

Not to mention the risk to life and limb negotiating amid drifts and, worse, later ice patches.    (Hey, you Easterners, do you get the sense we are getting respect for your seasonal way of life?)


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#22405 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:00 AM

If there’s snow in Vegas in March, I will be very, very sad.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 01:49 PM

If it’s not early March, you should be fine. And usually, even if we get snow in early March, it is a quick turn around to the mid 60’s in a day or so. Mid-March on is usually really nice, unless we are hammered by high winds. The temperatures should still be very pleasant though.

#22407 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 02:34 AM

Mid-March it is!

Twice...

#22408 prasantrin

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 01:42 PM

KFC in the Philippines has fried chicken skin, and it's really really good. I think I'll have a meal of kfc fried chicken skin and a mcd's fried apple pie. Perfect!

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:57 PM

Went skiing for the 30th time or so this season. The snow is starting to get slushy in the afternoon but if I remember correctly we had one final big dump last year around third week of March. I'm cheerful about skiing now and when its over I'll be cheerful about not having to wake up so early on the weekend. (MiniBs are on a ski team. I don't think we can get more Bavarian than that...) 


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#22410 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:48 AM

Respect. Skiing is my nightmare. I wasn’t very good at it.