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Old 5th Sep 2018, 04:30
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
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Ken, do keep us advised on the storm.

I can feel autumn in the air here but know we’ve got some hot hot hot weather ahead. I’m hearing the northeast US is ridiculously hot and humid. Storms blowing through Florida and the Gulf States. It was Fleet Week in San Pedro this weekend, we went with friends and enjoyed the tours. My. but the sailors are so young! I’m told all branches are transitioning to new fatigues. They almost look “digital” to me. Like the paint jobs BMW puts on its newest cars in Germany to blur the lines?

We had a delicious meal this evening followed by a chocolate cherry coconut cake, last of the birthday cake for my husband

Everyone, stay safe and temperate. I think we are in for interesting times.


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Old 5th Sep 2018, 06:11
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A cheeky 15k MTB ride with a mate today. Good fun.
Yup, would have loved a ride in a Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB), just don't seem to have many of them around here! (Sorry Reds, cantankerous oldies like me can be so bloody pedantic!
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 06:12
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Join Date: May 2008
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Thanks team. It went through my bit without troubling the scorers. The south gets the typhoons. Here in the north, we get the snow. Its very egalitarian. Sunny and humid today, and to my wife's relief I've put me shorts back on.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 10:39
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You were walking around without your shorts Ken? You'd get arrested here for that. Good to hear you're safe and not affected by the typhoon. We saw images of it on the news this evening and it was bad.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:55
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Join Date: Jan 2015
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Originally Posted by Yamagata ken View Post
Typhoon coming through.It's hot, windy and very humid. I'm down to grollies, a t-shirt and sweaty nadgers. I'm sure no-one wants to read this
Let's hope there is no return of the Jebi.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 09:12
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Zealand
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Well we have just arrived back home after several days away, 3 flights and as my log-in name
suggests I am not a very good flying passenger. However all 3 were fine with only a few small
bumps and the 3 lady Air NZ flight attendants ( Maryana, Sam and Tanya in alphabetical name order )
were as always excellent. We had the same 2 ladies on the 2nd and 3rd trips.

Last edited by Nervous SLF; 6th Sep 2018 at 20:02.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 12:28
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: MerryEngland
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With good fortune and a moderate response: I may fare well.
Took Lady G's bicycle pump and attached to her front tire.

Rear tire was inflated without problem.
Honest: I wasn't applying force with a cranial soundtrack of Wagner/ Hawkwind or some such music.
Good muscle power and the port; exploded { the one to which a filling tube connector} is screwed in}.
Three bits and an apology.


Three cheers for Admiral Drapes.
Don't send him; any grapes.
His guitars; are for tuning.
We the crew; will submit Ppruning.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 17:30
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Aaaaargh, page 2. We can't have this. Ahoy, shipmates!
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 04:56
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Well caught, RbG!!! We'll all be in the brig if this happens again!
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 07:13
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-2.4C frost this morning but a clear sunny day to follow, and no harm done to the little lemon-tree.

Springtime here, daffs and forsythia and all that, very cheery.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 16:06
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On one's way back home from a small North Sea island. (Too) Short, but very pleasant vacation. Especially from day 2 onwards when one discovered a pub stocked with the most unusual gins and a very well informed, professional bartender.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 20:56
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Noticing a higher number than usual of emergency vehicles going past on the road below in full blast.
5 yesterday - two so far today.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 22:31
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Last week we traveled from Christchurch to Greymouth on NZ Rails TranzAlpine train ( their spelling ).
Not as much snow as we hoped to see but that was more than made up for by the very rare totally cloud
free sky when we visited the Denniston Mine. History - Denniston Experience
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 23:10
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I have seven jobs to do this Sunday and it is not even: fifteen minutes past of the midnight hour.
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 17:44
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Originally Posted by LordGrumpy View Post
I have seven jobs to do this Sunday and it is not even: fifteen minutes past of the midnight hour.
didjer gettum dun?
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 21:32
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Triathlon didn't go well. Asthma attack in the lake spannered the swim and the rest of it.
I learned that more prep is required and Checkboard learned that he should take his phone of Airplane Mode....
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 00:40
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Originally Posted by redsnail View Post
Triathlon didn't go well. Asthma attack in the lake spannered the swim and the rest of it.
I learned that more prep is required and Checkboard learned that he should take his phone of Airplane Mode....
Hope the asthma attack hasn't left you too exhausted. I've not had one for several years thanks to medication but it's always a fear - ever since having a humdinger of an attack and going into respiratory/cardiac arrest in 1987. I didn't know that they had had to use the defibrillator in the ambulance and wondered why I felt as though I'd been mugged by a rugby team for several days afterwards!
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 06:46
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Hope you're alright now, Reddo. Not a good place to have an asthma attack.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 11:41
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One do feel like one ha' been assign.... (sent to) t' work 'ouse and one do wonder if this 'ere vessel do ha' wood burnin' boilers. One ha' split over 1600 logs and it ain't funny I tells ye, it ain't funny (though t' log splitter do help).

One ha' seen much around L/b No5 this summer - in my "lawn":- cuck.. (that there bird wot lays eggs in other bird's nests) and a resid... (one that stays) hedgateehog. Then one do see, twice, a Merlin takin' birds on t' wing - I be sure t'was a Merlin cos it were grey/blue. Those o' t' lower order can some... (often) mix up SparaHawks and Merlins but not I cos I do knows the difference. Me ol' da do tells I.

I don't see me ol' da no more, some men in white coats do come t' t' ouse one day and dun takes 'im away. Me ma dun said that they were from t' ice cream facto.. (place) but I don't think she be right. I do think he be gone as a scient... (brainy person) and 'e be doin' someting very speci... (secret) and can't get back to see I
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 12:56
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Yep, all's good here. Visited the Dr's and he's cleared me.
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