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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Econoline » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 pm

Joe and Big RR are correct; this was a procedure to relieve fluid pressure within the eye. My ophthalmologist was so enthusiastic with her light sabre that she poked 5 holes in the iris before she could restrain herself. (It hurt just a little bit yesterday, but I feel fine now. Aside from the usual aches and pains from arthritis....)
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Big RR » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:38 pm

Good to hear that you're fine.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:09 am

Yesterday I crossed "become an astronaut" from the bucket list. One more redaction and they're all done.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Long Run » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:16 pm

MajGenl.Meade wrote:Yesterday I crossed "become an astronaut" from the bucket list. One more redaction and they're all done.


I don't know, but I would think you still have a good shot at being the neighborhood curmudgeon who yells get off my lawn.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:51 pm

I would if it were crab-grass.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Scooter » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:03 pm

Is it a bad sign when my ability to remember song lyrics from the '70s exceeds my ability to remember why I walked into the kitchen?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:30 pm

If those lyrics you remember from the seventies are only from disco songs, you may have a more serious problem than you realize.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 pm

I was in Trader Joe's yesterday. "Don't let me be misunderstood" by The Animals was on the sound system or whatever they call them nowadays. (And yes I know it was a Nina Simone song first.) "I bought this when it came out" I remarked to the check out guy. "When was that?" "1964, probably" I guessed. (Actually 1965 - I just looked it up.) He then asked to see my ID for the case of El Cheapo Rosso I was buying.

I blame Trump.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:07 pm

I’m sure his intentions were good.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby wesw » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:53 pm

I ve begun to refuse to show ID at stores lately....

if the grey beard and walking stick doesn t help them figure it out, I figure that they are too stupid to sell me the stuff.....

they have always ended up selling it to me so far.....

I m just waiting for the next time that old codger at the Walmart asks to see my receipt.... 8-)
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Bicycle Bill » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:36 pm

wesw wrote:I m just waiting for the next time that old codger at the Walmart asks to see my receipt.... 8-)

Let us know when that happens ...
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Econoline » Sat May 04, 2019 1:12 am

Will automotive reporters and reviewers please please *PLEASE* stop it with the word "infotainment"!!??! I hate that word, and I hate the concept it represents.

When I buy a vehicle I want to use it for TRANSPORTATION. I couldn't care less whether it gives me any info, let alone any 'tainment.

Just stop it. NOW.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Crackpot » Sat May 04, 2019 1:58 am

showing your age there econo. It ain't going anywhere because that's what it is and "infotainment" is a lot shorter than information and media interface and display. you don't like back up cameras? blind spot cameras? lane departure and obstruction warnings?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Econoline » Sat May 04, 2019 3:30 am

Bah. Get off my lawn!
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Sat May 04, 2019 3:37 am

I'll lend you my BB rifle, Econo! I always aim for the kids' knee caps.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Guinevere » Sat May 04, 2019 4:41 pm

It’s not for your Econo, it’s for the kids/grandkids/millennials you will be transporting in your vehicle.

My Jeep transmission crapped out on me in late February, so I chose to sell it and get something else. I was mostly looking at 2016 models just off lease. Too much distracting crap for me, but I was happy to find something I loved that had just what I wanted and not what I didn’t want.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Econoline » Sun May 05, 2019 2:55 am

CP - info is okay, I just don't think a big touchscreen full of 'tainment in the middle of the dash is the best way to get it.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Crackpot » Sun May 05, 2019 12:15 pm

What you think a small screen with smaller writing will do better?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Guinevere » Sun May 05, 2019 12:37 pm

CP - I know I sound like an old lady, but do we *need* all of those accessories (blind spot/backup/lane departure), or are they simply additional conveniences because (1) too many people are driving while distracted and (2) the industry is continuing to work towards driverless cars.

I drove cars with all of those options. I chose one with none of them. I found them, mostly, distracting.....
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Crackpot » Sun May 05, 2019 1:15 pm

I find lane departure annoying mostly because it’s too sensitive on my wife’s car my car has 360 cameras an I love them the backup gives you a view of areas you can’t see and the others help in precicsion parking. (even has a parallel parking assist view that while I have yet to actually try but would give me more confidence the next time I have too. The bit I really find humorous about this is this is all crammed ( generally) in the area where the radio is ( the “tainment” was always there.

As for needing these things I guess you don’t need them in general just like generally you don’t need a seat belt. They are not essential to driving but there are occasions where they can be handy or even lifesaving.
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