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JD wrote: 31 Dec 2019, 17:07 Remember the leather jacket that I lost? I got it back! I went to the only place I could realistically think of having left it, the shoe repair place I take all my leather stuff to, and they still had it! Being crumpled up in a plastic bag for months didn't really do it any favors, but I don't even care, I'm just glad to have it back.
JD wrote: 22 Oct 2019, 09:44 I don't recall leaving it at a repair shop or anything, and it's hard to imagine I would have taken it in for repair and then totally forgotten about it. So I'm at a complete loss as to my favorite leather jacket.
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Warren wrote: 31 Dec 2019, 17:14
JD wrote: 31 Dec 2019, 17:07 Remember the leather jacket that I lost? I got it back! I went to the only place I could realistically think of having left it, the shoe repair place I take all my leather stuff to, and they still had it! Being crumpled up in a plastic bag for months didn't really do it any favors, but I don't even care, I'm just glad to have it back.
JD wrote: 22 Oct 2019, 09:44 I don't recall leaving it at a repair shop or anything, and it's hard to imagine I would have taken it in for repair and then totally forgotten about it. So I'm at a complete loss as to my favorite leather jacket.
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Hey, I'll accept it. It seemed unlikely to me, but it was also the most likely of a bunch of unlikely situations.
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Hey, glad you got it back.
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This may be better off in the cars thread, but I hit 50 mpg on this last tank. I am pleased.
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I've been doing the best in winter that I have since I got my car, with tanks at 46 mpg (per a mileage log, not the onboard computer, which is usually 1-2 above that).

I've had winter months where it would be down at 35, but my trips are different and I've gotten better at saving fuel.
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Mileage log?
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I record fill up dates, current mileage, price, and gallons. The app I use then gives me a mpg figure.

Most vehicle onboard computer mileage figures are a bit high.
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Do you do that to get compensated for work-related travel?
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No, I do something else to get compensated, a way more basic log that is not based on actual travel, just a maximum amount from one office to another.

I do the fuel one because of inertia. My dad did it while I was growing up and I just kept doing it, especially because bits really easy with an app.
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My Kia soul gets crap gas mileage and that goddamn bridge don't help.

On the plus side I convinced myself to get a midlife crisis synth so that's cool.
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dhex wrote: 31 Jan 2020, 10:59
On the plus side I convinced myself to get a midlife crisis synth so that's cool.
Nice. Sandy's doing that.
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Just got back from visiting the in-laws in Louisiana. I'm really hoping my older nephew comes to visit us in NYC soon. He's had kind of a rough life family-wise - his bio-dad took off when he was something like 18 months old, and his mom is a complete fuckup who has never shown much interest in raising him or in his education; if it weren't for his grandparents he'd probably be in a much worse place. He's 17 and has never been much more than a couple hundred miles from home or flown on a plane, and he's a high school dropout and is kinda sorta working part time while he lives with his grandparents.

We have brought up the possibility of him coming to visit us for a week or so, because I think it would be really good to show him some of the world beyond his small town. He seems interested, but his grandmother is all, "Oh, he's so nervous about it, and he's never flown before and you want him to fly up and have to transfer planes and you don't get how naive he is about some things etc. etc." And I just get frustrated, because I think that's her anxiety speaking, not his. He's not an idiot; he can recite the alphabet and count to 30, which is about all you need to take a commercial flight, and he'd have someone to take him to and from the airport at either end, and we'd be showing him around New York. I just worry that he'll let her judgement override his own. I don't have any kids of my own and I'm not going to, so my nephews and my niece are the kids I'm most likely to be able to affect in some way, and I'd really like to be able to make a difference, so I've got my fingers crossed we make it all work out.
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Ooh, I hope you CAN do this, JD! That would be a great opportunity for your nephew.
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Fingers crossed, JD.
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The Oscars happened last night and I wasn't aware of it.

It is truly a wonderful thing to be so indifferent to Hollywood.
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Aresen wrote: 10 Feb 2020, 16:44 The Oscars happened last night and I wasn't aware of it.

It is truly a wonderful thing to be so indifferent to Hollywood.
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Hooray, hooray, the first of May!
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Ellie's post reminded me this thread existed. I meant to find a thread to post a small random good thing last week. As Facebook will do, it suggested a few people whom I might be interested in 'friending' and up popped the author George Pelecanos. For those who've never heard about him, he's a D.C. based author, mostly detective genre, and worked with David Simon on "The Wire," "Treme," etc. I had nothing to lose so I pushed the invite friend button and he accepted. Not a big deal and I've yet to see him post anything, but I thought it was kind of neat.
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My office window overlooks a bunch of backyards with trees, so I hung a seed bell up on the bars on my window, and some birds have been visiting, most notably a blue jay.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 01 May 2020, 14:03 Ellie's post reminded me this thread existed. I meant to find a thread to post a small random good thing last week. As Facebook will do, it suggested a few people whom I might be interested in 'friending' and up popped the author George Pelecanos. For those who've never heard about him, he's a D.C. based author, mostly detective genre, and worked with David Simon on "The Wire," "Treme," etc. I had nothing to lose so I pushed the invite friend button and he accepted. Not a big deal and I've yet to see him post anything, but I thought it was kind of neat.
I think journalists, writers, and such, accept all friend invites.
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Warren wrote: 02 May 2020, 09:53
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 01 May 2020, 14:03 Ellie's post reminded me this thread existed. I meant to find a thread to post a small random good thing last week. As Facebook will do, it suggested a few people whom I might be interested in 'friending' and up popped the author George Pelecanos. For those who've never heard about him, he's a D.C. based author, mostly detective genre, and worked with David Simon on "The Wire," "Treme," etc. I had nothing to lose so I pushed the invite friend button and he accepted. Not a big deal and I've yet to see him post anything, but I thought it was kind of neat.
I think journalists, writers, and such, accept all friend invites.
There is a 5000 friend limit on FB.
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The barber I use is now open so I was able to get a haircut. I no longer look like 'Doc' Brown from Back to the Future.
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Warren wrote: 02 May 2020, 09:53
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 01 May 2020, 14:03 Ellie's post reminded me this thread existed. I meant to find a thread to post a small random good thing last week. As Facebook will do, it suggested a few people whom I might be interested in 'friending' and up popped the author George Pelecanos. For those who've never heard about him, he's a D.C. based author, mostly detective genre, and worked with David Simon on "The Wire," "Treme," etc. I had nothing to lose so I pushed the invite friend button and he accepted. Not a big deal and I've yet to see him post anything, but I thought it was kind of neat.
I think journalists, writers, and such, accept all friend invites.
I'm sure many do. OTOH, I friended a novelist (Mary Doria Russell) I like quite a bit, and ended up having a personal exchange with her via messenger.
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Number 6 wrote: 21 May 2020, 18:09
Warren wrote: 02 May 2020, 09:53
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 01 May 2020, 14:03 Ellie's post reminded me this thread existed. I meant to find a thread to post a small random good thing last week. As Facebook will do, it suggested a few people whom I might be interested in 'friending' and up popped the author George Pelecanos. For those who've never heard about him, he's a D.C. based author, mostly detective genre, and worked with David Simon on "The Wire," "Treme," etc. I had nothing to lose so I pushed the invite friend button and he accepted. Not a big deal and I've yet to see him post anything, but I thought it was kind of neat.
I think journalists, writers, and such, accept all friend invites.
I'm sure many do. OTOH, I friended a novelist (Mary Doria Russell) I like quite a bit, and ended up having a personal exchange with her via messenger.
The maximum number of 'friends' allowed on Facebook is 5,000.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 21 May 2020, 18:26
Number 6 wrote: 21 May 2020, 18:09
Warren wrote: 02 May 2020, 09:53
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 01 May 2020, 14:03 Ellie's post reminded me this thread existed. I meant to find a thread to post a small random good thing last week. As Facebook will do, it suggested a few people whom I might be interested in 'friending' and up popped the author George Pelecanos. For those who've never heard about him, he's a D.C. based author, mostly detective genre, and worked with David Simon on "The Wire," "Treme," etc. I had nothing to lose so I pushed the invite friend button and he accepted. Not a big deal and I've yet to see him post anything, but I thought it was kind of neat.
I think journalists, writers, and such, accept all friend invites.
I'm sure many do. OTOH, I friended a novelist (Mary Doria Russell) I like quite a bit, and ended up having a personal exchange with her via messenger.
The maximum number of 'friends' allowed on Facebook is 5,000.
Which suggests to me that Ms. Russell is near-criminally under known.
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