Weekly Off-Topic Thread #255

Weekly Off-Topic Thread #255

Good morning, and happy Friday all. Anyone got big plans for the weekend? Probably just hangin' here, doing yardwork.

 

 




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Daughter coming home from college for the weekend.  Spending time with her and watching College Football.

 

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Overly large and greasy lunch, followed by nap and then cocktails!

 

docbombay

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docbombay wrote:

Overly large and greasy lunch, followed by nap and then cocktails!

 

docbombay



Is that "Doctors Orders"? Can I get a note for my wife?Smiley WinkSmiley Very Happy

 

 




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Consider it called in to a bar and grill of your choice!  Smiley Wink

 

docbombay

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Peace....but not quiet....here this evening.  Usual roar and racket from the dirt race track about a mile away.  Every Friday night and some Saturday nights all summer long.  We can't use our patio on the N. side of the house.  All our windows and doors are double paned but we still have to put up with the noise.  If I had known that race track was there we would have never purchased this house.  But we bought it in the spring of 2006 and got the big surprise when the racing season started that year.  It means we have to turn our TV up a bit louder to hear what is being said....and we cannot open our windows to let fresh air into the house on these pleasant weekend evenings.

 

Our brand new VIP 2250 DVR pulled a funny yesterday.  Suddenly it just froze and the TV screen went blank.  The pilot light around the off/on switch was lit.  But nothing worked.  No response to the remote at all.....nor to the buttons on the front panel.  Could not change channels or do anything else via the remote or front panel buttons.  To reset it I had to unplug it from the power and then repower it.  When it reset and came back up....everything was fine.  Strange.  Never had THAT happen before.  The other two STB's were unaffected.  Things are never dull with U-verse.

 

I love to watch pro football.  But with a team like Kansas City has......well......let's just say that a lot of us have been considering urging the ownership to apply for membership in a flag football league.....or maybe little league.  Yeah....that's how bad it is.....really.
But they still have the nerve to come hit us taxpayers in this county for tax increases to pay for millions upon millions of dollars in upgrades and remodeling of the facilities and stadium where they play.  It's been going on for years.  We former fans should be used to it.

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One problem I've discovered with my new digital pocket camera....it has a 14 megapixel sensor and I'm using the "fine" setting for the JPEG format.  The result is that it produces an image file size of approximately 5 MB.  I'm having real difficulty reducing size and increasing compression sufficiently to meet the 330 KB size limitation here on this forum.  But I did manage to grab a new "Alfie" photo out in the backyard.  The brilliant sunshine and his pure white coat are a real challenge for any camera....especially digital.  The result here will never be as sharp as the original because of the excessive compression necessary.

 


 

He is still so feisty and so "get-up-and-go" that it is difficult to realize that he is 12.5 yrs. old.  I can't keep up with him.  By the time we get home from our earkt morning walks I'm thoroughly out of breath and need to sit down and rest for a while.  But he won't stand for that because THEN he is ready for his breakfast.

 

I have a couple of other images I wanted to post but can't get them small enough.  They demonstrate the extreme range the photographer has when he's got a 24mm to 384mm focal length zoom lens at his disposal.  Maybe I'll put them over on Flickr and, if you're interested you can look at them there.

 

Hey OUFID.....Kansas Moo U kind of caught Oklahoma U. by surprise tonight methinks.  Don't worry.  O.U. can get even when they play K.U.   But just wait for basketball season.  K.U. RULES.Smiley Wink

 

 

 

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Great pic Phil.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Holy Cow!  After a lousy 1st half followed by an amazing 2nd half.....the K.C. Chiefs actually beat New Orleans 27 to 24 in overtime.  K.C.'s first win this season after two losses.

 

Thanks OFID.  Well....Alfie is a photogenic pooch....as are all Westies.  Their personality tends to show through.  Definitely an attitude.  But in our Westie world it is referred to as "Westitude".

 

By the way:  Here's the address for my Flickr

 

It's a project in development.

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I think I watched a total of 20 minutes worth of football yesterday. Was such a nice and hot day I took my son to the pool and we spent about 3 1/2 hrs just having a blast. 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Speaking of football; I happened to watch the last half of Monday Night Football and what a mess! Guess maybe the scab officials may not be around much longer if this kind of thing happens.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/seahawks-stun-packers-one-craziest-most-controversia...

 

Real nice pic of Alfie, Phil! I'm impressed/envious of that Leica zoom lens you have. They really know how to make optics!

 

No motorcycle tracks around here but the shooting noise is getting hard to bear. Nothin' like a beautiful Sunday outside with Charlie and the blasting starts across the road while he runs/heads for the door. Smiley Sad

 

Glad you had a good time with your young son at the pool OUfan. They grow up quick and the more time you spend with kids the better. Smiley Happy

 

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Personally, I'm wondering what the big deal is.  The union officials aren't so hot either.

 

If the strike goes on long enough, the replacements will have enough experience to be "just as good" (or bad) as the regular, union refs.

 

I'm tired of hearing the announcers go on and on about it.  Frankly, I'd like to get some replacement announcers?  Can the current crop go on strike?  Please???

 

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JefferMC wrote:

Personally, I'm wondering what the big deal is.  The union officials aren't so hot either.

 

If the strike goes on long enough, the replacements will have enough experience to be "just as good" (or bad) as the regular, union refs.

 

I'm tired of hearing the announcers go on and on about it.  Frankly, I'd like to get some replacement announcers?  Can the current crop go on strike?  Please???

 


Amen!

 

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Uniblurb3 wrote:

Speaking of football; I happened to watch the last half of Monday Night Football and what a mess! Guess maybe the scab officials may not be around much longer if this kind of thing happens.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/seahawks-stun-packers-one-craziest-most-controversia...

 



Yup, even the governor of Wisconsin is liking the union now.Smiley Wink

 

 




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Computer-Joe wrote:

Uniblurb3 wrote:

Speaking of football; I happened to watch the last half of Monday Night Football and what a mess! Guess maybe the scab officials may not be around much longer if this kind of thing happens.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/seahawks-stun-packers-one-craziest-most-controversia...

 



Yup, even the governor of Wisconsin is liking the union now.Smiley Wink

 

 


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