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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby TPFKA@W » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:25 am

So Jane Fonda has been making the news for being arrested for protesting for climate change. I have to wonder the size of her footprint jetting/driving about protesting. I've no idea really but it seems hers is probably bigger than mine.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:14 am

Jane Fonda has been around long enough to witness the effects of humans on climate change. She's also been around long enough to experience the effects of surgeons on face change.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby TPFKA@W » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:28 am

Joe Guy wrote:Jane Fonda has been around long enough to witness the effects of humans on climate change. She's also been around long enough to experience the effects of surgeons on face change.


She's had a couple of hips replaced. She just keeps plugging along. Love her in Grace and Frankie.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:30 am

At 10:30 this a.m. it's 97F.

And I always thought F stood for Fahrenheit but now I know better

At least we have this to look forward to at 6 p.m. after all the dagbesoekers have left....

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Econoline » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:38 am

Why do the media always call it a "space walk"? They're obviously not walking; they're floating.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:41 am

It can't be "space floating" because that's what they do all day. This is perhaps "going for a float outside"
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:44 am

Why do people send 'praying hands' emojis on WhatsApp? Am I supposed to believe the cartoon hands are actually prayers? Or am I to be amazed at people's care for someone else? What's the point?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby BoSoxGal » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:22 am

MajGenl.Meade wrote:Why do people send 'praying hands' emojis on WhatsApp? Am I supposed to believe the cartoon hands are actually prayers? Or am I to be amazed at people's care for someone else? What's the point?


Same as thoughts and prayers from Congress & WH after school/mass shootings?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Albrecht Dürer did it best:

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Burning Petard » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:14 pm

"Same as thoughts and prayers from Congress & WH after school/mass shootings?"

You are exactly right, BSG.

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Home for Random Thoughts

Postby RayThom » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:06 pm

Major prayer fail:

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:44 am

BoSoxGal wrote:
MajGenl.Meade wrote:Why do people send 'praying hands' emojis on WhatsApp? Am I supposed to believe the cartoon hands are actually prayers? Or am I to be amazed at people's care for someone else? What's the point?


Same as thoughts and prayers from Congress & WH after school/mass shootings?


Perhaps but those are pols and we expect grandstanding. I'm thinking more of closed WhatsApp groups where we all know each other. I won't post praying hands on such groups and I won't say "Happy Birthday" either.

I send the birthday greeting direct to the person's cell; keeping it private. (Mind, I'm glad for the first one to WhatsApp the "HB" because otherwise I probably wouldn't know there was one!

Am I grandstanding now by telling anyone that I'm so righteous? And modest? And meanly suspicious of my friend's motives?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Lord Jim » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:04 am

It seems to me that at this point that national hotel/motel chains who advertise that their rooms have free wi-fi would be like for them to advertise that their rooms all have TV sets...

Are there any left that don't?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:56 am

And doesn't "Free Wifi" really just mean that the fee isn't listed on your bill?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby datsunaholic » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:48 am

Motel 6 still charges a $3 WiFi fee.
Well, at least he gets 24 hours notice. That's more than most of us get. All most of us get is, "Mind that bus!" "What bus?" _splat_
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Big RR » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:45 pm

And I've stayed in a lot of Marriotts that offer a slow "free" wifi with an upcharge for a wifi that has a more usable speed. It's offered for free to certain preferred status customers, but it's a way of nice and diming (kind of like heaping a resort fee on top of the room charge for use of the amenities).
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Econoline » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:47 pm

When someone gets up later than usual, why is that called "sleeping in"? If you get up earlier than usual are you "sleeping out"?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Bicycle Bill » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:03 am

At the listed prices of some hotels, you should not only have free wifi but a courtesy laptop and printer (with an ample supply of ink and paper) in the room to be able to use it.

Me, all I need is a room with a door that locks, a reasonably soft bed to sleep in, and a toilet to pee into in the morning.... and I can't see paying three-figure prices for something like that.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Big RR » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:09 pm

I also like a sink to wash my hands in after using the toilet and a shower. And, usually, a place to park my car, hopefully for free (well included in the price I pay).
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby TPFKA@W » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm

We took a trip to the Smokies in November. It had just snowed and was quite a spectacular drive. There were a few "Jesus take the wheel" moments on the way down to Cherokee (thank Nissan for keeping us on the road). At one point, I think it was in or near Knoxville, we stayed at a Drury Inn and had free dinner and breakfast, fast wifi, a place to wash our hands after our shower (OCD much RR?) for just over $100. The dinner and breakfast was nothing to write home about, but we were pooped from driving, it was dark early and we just wanted to eat and go to bed so it was handy.

I also like a sink to wash my hands in after using the toilet
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