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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    The lead photo has a man standing at window in a pose that Jean Luc Picard strike on Star Trek. Unfortunately, he is off to the far right side and it looks more like he is urinating out the window than looking out the window.
    I'd missed that, but now that you pointed it out I can't unsee it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    "Number One, remove the force field for 1.0 whiz. Execute."
    You've always got to look out for number one. (I believe that may be at least a quadruple pun, in context. Just saying.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Those photos literally hurt my eyes.
    Yes, it is just a bit overdone. It kind of reminds me of the Enterprise interiors on the reboot Star Trek movies: too bright and garish. That said, I like the shuttle-copter bay, and if I had a spare few hundred million to throw at a yacht, I could imagine going for a science fiction spaceship theme, just done with a little more subtlety. Of course, I would probably be more interested in first buying a customized SpaceX Starship and booster once they went into regular production and were tested a bit. Why settle for the Earth’s oceans when you can have the ocean of space?

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    This morning the cat had to go the vet and took a few minutes for us to find him. Just went to the mailbox and there was reminder that he was overdue to go to the vet.
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    I saw a reference to this video, “How to make a blockbuster movie trailer”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=KAOdjqyG37A

    A couple minutes long, it’s a bit like that video of the fellow deconstructing the TED Talk format. I found it to be very amusing, but weirdly, even though I know what they are doing, it somehow works and I’d like to see the movie it doesn’t really talk about and find out what that thing is.

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    Not bad in general, but the beginning sounded more like a horror movie, and I don't recall having ever seen a visual effects shot get held too long; the usual problem is that they aren't long enough.

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    A couple of days ago my wife had a hair appointment so I took her in. Got a burrito from the food truck across the street, and we headed home. She suggested we stop by the storage unit on the way. I've been avoiding it because it makes me feel so guilty, but oh, well, what the heck.

    So we brought home six or seven boxes. This was mostly stuff that came out of our old old house (the one in Everett, WA) when we sold it. Then on the way in we stopped at the old garage (which used to be attached to the newer old house) and looked for a couple more things.

    I didn't unload the car until yesterday. I was going to leave the boxes in the (new) garage, but she suggested I bring some in. Actually most of them came in and we started looking through them.

    Oh, my. The stuff. All the stuff!

    Womens' underwear. (My wife's, from her dresser when we moved.)
    Pictures of our cats as kittens. They are 12 now.
    A full box of bank statements from my wife's mother AND grandmother. Newest about 2010, oldest early 1980's.
    Stuff from the bottom drawer of my dresser in the old old house. I hadn't even OPENED that drawer for years until I emptied into a box.
    --Assorted souvenirs from my Army "career", almost 50 years ago. Rank insignia, etc.
    --This and that of family pieces, like a locket inscribed EBG that I can't figure out how to open. And a lady's Waltham watch, which I'd guess is a hundred years old.
    --A yo-yo that lights up when it spins, except it needs a battery.
    --A gold Cross pen and pencil set.
    --A Korean worry stone.
    --Three little gold ingots; given by Alaska Airlines in the early 1980's for a frequent flyer program. I checked, worth about $440 now!
    --A mechanical bank from the First National Bank of Buffalo Wyo, Chartered in 1885. The sort you'd use to encourage your kids to save because the bank had the key and you'd take it in and deposit the savings. Sixty or seventy years old, I'd guess.
    And then (see next post)....
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    (Continued)
    The coins. Oh, all the coins!
    Zip bags of pocket change that never made it to the coinstar!
    Rolls of Bicentennial quarters, collected at that time and no doubt worth 25 cents each today.
    35mm film containers of Bicentennial coins, including one of the old aluminum Kodak ones that I'm going to keep even if I Coinstar the contents.
    A roll of pennies labeled "Old. Keep." All "wheat cents", oldest 1941.
    Assorted foreign coins, including Canada, Singapore, Korea, Argentina, and a UK two new pence one. No idea where the latter came from; the others comprise my very limited list of countries visited.
    One of the first I picked up was a silver half-dollar, worth at least ten bucks.

    I'm still sorting those. Bagging the foreign, copper cents, and generally old or interesting. Got a couple of Buffalo Nickels, out of the general pocket change bag!

    (more coming)
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    I REALLY need to simplify and get rid of stuff. But I get emotionally attached to old stuff from my childhood and my family. Even my wife's family.

    I really need to do more work on the storage unit. If I build some shelves in the old garage I can probably just about empty it. But then I'll just have more junk on site. But if I get rid of as much as I keep, it'll be progress.

    I wonder if the Eisenhower dollars will even go through the Coinstar. I bet they won't.

    Oh, wait, there's a coin with a hole in it in the Bicentennial basket! Pretty sure it's Japanese!
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    I'm hoping to start having Graham retrieve our boxes from his brothers' garage so I can sort and organize myself; I can pretty well guarantee nothing in them is worth that much!
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    I've at least come up with 30 or 40 dollars in change! More, if I turn in the Bicentennial ones. Heck, there's $9 in Ike's alone!
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    Oh lord. My wife needed me to pick up some prescriptions at the store; I had some shopping to do so that worked out. Then she said "I'll come with you; we can go to the storage unit again!"
    There are half a dozen more boxes in the back of the car. I may not get them out until she tells me to. At least I sorted some more coins this afternoon!

    Just so you understand: We've been married 42 years (almost). We spent more than 20 years having two houses. We inherited stuff from her parents and from mine. We have a LOT of stuff. This is something that needs doing; it's just a massive task.

    Anyone need two or three hundred LP's? We don't even have a turntable! But you could connect one to the stereo receiver and speakers we got in the late '80's and have no space for in this house! How about four or five hundred pounds of old photos? 1980's golf clubs, when I haven't played the game in 20 years? VHS tapes with adult videos on them? I do still have a player for those. It's in storage too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post

    Anyone need two or three hundred LP's?
    That sounds like a record number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    That sounds like a record number.
    That's terrible no matter how you spin it.
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    Groovy!
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    After a walk with my Daughter, drove home and just as I got there saw a little Jack Russel terrier kind of thing chasing the black cat that lives across the road.

    They were really going for it.

    I realised, that despite what cartoons have taught me about its commonality, I don't remember ever seeing dog-chase-cat before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    That's terrible no matter how you spin it.
    I knew you'd be in here to needle.

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    We met one of our neighbours yesterday because she is getting rid of a bunch of her stuff; she's moving to Yuma, Arizona in October. So she's getting rid of a lot of her stuff and is willing to give us anything she doesn't already have a home for. In exchange for which I guess we get to find out everything about her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Anyone need two or three hundred LP's?
    If there is a local used record store, they might buy the whole lot off of you, though I suspect you won't get more than a fraction of a dollar per record (the store's hope is there are some hidden gems). There is still a small market for records among collectors and music lovers.
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    I keep thinking maybe I'll get a digitizing record player and convert some of them first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I keep thinking maybe I'll get a digitizing record player and convert some of them first!
    Hadn’t heard of a digitizing record player. I was used to tying analog output to an audio input that would do the A/D work. I see there are now players with a USB output, so they must have A/D hardware. Then there is now plug-in hardware for regular analog players to USB. Do you already have a decent record player? You might not want to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Hadn’t heard of a digitizing record player. I was used to tying analog output to an audio input that would do the A/D work. I see there are now players with a USB output, so they must have A/D hardware. Then there is now plug-in hardware for regular analog players to USB. Do you already have a decent record player? You might not want to replace it.
    Nope, no record player/turntable at all. Sold the old GI stereo system, including Garard turntable, when we moved out of the old house.
    Some time prior to that, I saw a display of record players at the drug store. I say "record players" because they were all-in-one, complete with speakers. About a hundred dollars. One of the two models had the ability to digitize your records.
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    Ok, going to turn on some light and do a live opening! A quart-size zip bag from one of the storage boxes, stuff probably previously in the bottom drawer of my dresser in the old old house. Let's see what we find!
    -- A men's neckchain with a bison on it. Popular in the 1970's, which dates most of this stuff.
    -- A USA six cent stamp with FDR on it.
    -- An I Like Ike campaign button. Obviously a bit older.
    -- Quite an assortment from my military career, 1971-72:
    --- Rank insignia, Private E2, PFC, Specialist 4.
    --- National Defense Service Medal, AKA Fireguard ribbon.
    --- One dogtag.
    --- Lapel pins, US and Finance Corps diamond.
    --- Korean coins, plus one I think is Japanese.
    --- Korean worry stone, hard to describe. Curved to fit your palm with grooves to run your thumb over. Amazingly comforting.
    --Us Penny, not all that old, Buffalo nickel, Canadian dime.
    --Tie tacks, a little jade one and 10 year award from a VERY former company.
    -- Nice little brass padlock labeled "Samsonite". Much nicer than usual luggage locks.
    -- Key case with a Corvair logo. Including a key, but not the ignition key!
    -- A couple of other keys, including one labeled "Do Not Duplicate". Probably from a dorm room.
    -- A couple of pebbles tumbled by my brother.
    -- Best of all: Black Hills Gold cuff links. Probably owned by my grandfather.

    ETA: I attempted to indent the "military" stuff, but the forum stripped the paces. Lets see if I can ad another hyphen...
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    That’s pretty cool.
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    I've been eating two salads a day and starting to work out a bit more.

    As I get my blood sugar back under control, I have this incredible craving for veggies. I've been making up little takeout containers full of cut veggies and the kids are right there with me, eating them.

    I got my hands on push lawnmower which seems to be a really good replacement for a gym. My wife thinks I'm crazy, but I go out and mow the lawn everyday. It's sort of a useless activity but I find it more engaging than walking around the block a couple of times. The dog enjoys the sun and I don't mind the exercise. She'll bring me a ball so she can fetch while I mow.

    As near as I can tell, none of the neighbors have picked up on the fact that I'm not actually getting anything done. I do trim up the bushes every once in a while, but they grow even slower than the grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    ETA: I attempted to indent the "military" stuff, but the forum stripped the paces. Lets see if I can ad another hyphen...
    I seem to recall in a previous incarnations of the forum that I could use the <&nbsp> HTML tag for non-breaking space but alas, no more. ALT+0160 also doesn't work. Vbulletin converts it from a space to an asterisk. However, we have some fancy formating buttons in the Advanced editor window that allow bullets, numbering, and indents like this:


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    I have various circuitous routes that I use when I walk to and from the town centre. One of them brings me out at a busy road opposite the airport, which can be awkward to cross at peak travel times.
    So that happened yesterday--I stood for about five minutes waiting for the traffic to clear long enough for a crossing. I could see it was just about to happen ... when a Piper Cub in Second World War US Army markings took off from the airport across the road. I was so entranced by this entirely unexpected and delightful event that I missed my gap in the traffic, and had to wait for several more minutes before I could jog across the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I have various circuitous routes that I use when I walk to and from the town centre. One of them brings me out at a busy road opposite the airport, which can be awkward to cross at peak travel times.
    So that happened yesterday--I stood for about five minutes waiting for the traffic to clear long enough for a crossing. I could see it was just about to happen ... when a Piper Cub in Second World War US Army markings took off from the airport across the road. I was so entranced by this entirely unexpected and delightful event that I missed my gap in the traffic, and had to wait for several more minutes before I could jog across the road.

    Grant Hutchison
    Worth the wait, I'd say!
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    I realized a new sentence I can use to mess with people:

    I was born the year terrorists attacked the World Trade Center*, and as a kid I saw John Glenn launch into space**, had "Dancing Queen" as one of my favorite new songs***, watched new episodes of Volton and had the toys****, and followed the eruption of Mount St. Helens in the news*****.

    *In 1993
    **In 1998
    ***The A-Teens cover
    ****Voltron: The Third Dimension, 1998-2000
    *****In 2004
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