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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2013 08:33      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy New Year TFD.

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Icon 14 posted December 31, 2013 13:22      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy New Year Druid! [Applause] [Applause]

Me? I'm still living in the past. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2013 15:12      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Woo-hoo, TFD! It's 2014 somewhere! [Razz]

Here's hoping it's a good one...
(2013 has been something of a crap year for me. :/)

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2013 23:32      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A bit early here, but Happy New Year's none the less.

In true geek fashion, I'm spending a quiet evening at home watching Netflix and playing video games (lately Rogue Legacy has been the time waster du jour).

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Icon 1 posted January 01, 2014 01:59      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here: Something to cheer you up, Grumpy.
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Icon 1 posted January 01, 2014 11:26      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I actually liked the video, even if it is just a cheesy song about Bavarian girls (think Kidz Bop version of California Girls if you don't understand German). I grew up near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, though, so I'm used to cheesy dinner shows like that.

No need for cheering, however, because I'm old and a geek. Playing video games and watching movies is far more interesting to me than going to a party.

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Icon 1 posted January 01, 2014 15:38      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That video was kind of scary! [Razz]

On another note - great JoT, N+S!!! 'Tis sad, but true. :/ (Monocle dude FTW!)

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Icon 1 posted January 02, 2014 15:29      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
I actually liked the video, even if it is just a cheesy song about Bavarian girls (think Kidz Bop version of California Girls if you don't understand German). I grew up near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, though, so I'm used to cheesy dinner shows like that.

No need for cheering, however, because I'm old and a geek. Playing video games and watching movies is far more interesting to me than going to a party.

Its hard to explain how popular Musikantenstadl is in german speaking countries. This tv show has been running for more than 30 years and it is still a big deal epecially when the show come to your town. ( the last show was in my town, basel). They play mostly folk music. The closest thing I can think to compar it too is austin city limits which has been running for the same amount of time. Except it Musikantenstadl runs during prime time on the most popular tv channels instead of PBS. ( I have nothign against PBS)

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2014 05:25      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks guys, sorry I didn't reply earlier, but I've just got back from a week here...

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From what I hear, the weather's been a little less pleasant in North America, hope everyone's ok.

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2014 07:59      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TFD, LESS PLEASANT. Is an understatement. From 49N to about the Mason Dixon line has been brutal,

Each summer I buy our heating gas (propane) we have burned through half of that already. Yesterday morning the reading was -13F or -25C or to our friends in Alaska 45 Degs. of frost.

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2014 14:45      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Less pleasant? It's -7 C out now and it was colder yesterday. At least I got the day off on account of snow that didn't end until 10 AM. [Smile]

Glad you've found some nice respite, though - I may try and get away for a little bit sometime this cold season. :/ (I dearly love NY, but the extremes in weather we get for short bits of the winter and summer can eventually get to one.)

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2014 22:17      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dman and anyone that lives in the NE or New England area Make sure you know where your long johns (underwear) are stored, you are going to need them.

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Icon 1 posted January 07, 2014 22:22      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Today was a heat wave it got up to 6F or ~ -15C that's still cold.

The powder snow that has packed in drifts sounds like it is complaining when I walk on the snow. The sound is a cross between a squeal and a screech, sort of like a bushing that has run out of oil.

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They were tipping temperatures of around 50C (122 F) in parts of Australia today, and as I was driving home the radio was giving advice on evacuation routes from some towns west of Melbourne that are threatened by bushfires.

Ever think how much better the world would be if we could just "average" with some place that's having the opposite problem?

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Icon 1 posted January 08, 2014 09:22      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I found the Bahamas to be quite suitable.

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The 5 day forecast for Melbourne: 35C, 41C, 39C, 41C, 40C
(95F, 106F, 102F, 106F, 104F)

It's not so much the high daily maxima that I hate, but an overnight minimum of 28C (82F) is brutal.

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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2014 00:06      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hot nights are unpleasant, especially if the humidity is also high.

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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2014 08:38      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So what if it rains every day?

Marsh Harbour Bahamas

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36C (97F) at 2 am is frakkin' ridiculous.

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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2014 22:19      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Whoa...that's hot for the night. It gets hot in NY in the summer, but it usually drops down to at least 70F / 21C at night.

Still, as Ugh says, it's really the humidity that kills.
Whenever I think of unpleasant summer weather, I think of this moderately accurate U2 lyric:
In New York summers get hot
Well into the hundreds
You can't walk around the block
Without a change of clothing


When it comes to summer attire, I've since learned to stick with 100% cotton and/or linen. I'm not about to wear a polyester suit, but blended stuff tends to make one bake more - and the much touted 'stain resistant' stuff just means that it doesn't breathe.

Oh to be worried about such problems right now. [Wink] (Still - at a dreary 43F/6C with light rain, I can't complain.)

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Sometimes it's the heat

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quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
Sometimes it's the heat

Yeah, and when players sensibly decide not to play in such dangerous conditions, they're widely criticized as whiny little bitches (by people who watch the tennis on TV, in air conditioned comfort).

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2014 21:56      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Damn...playing in that is crazy. That sort of heat would be mighty unpleasant to stand in, let alone to endure while performing strenuous tasks.

A 10 minute break doesn't really help when your water bottle is melting on the court. [Wink]

Similarly, I think Bikram Yoga is superbly punishing and I'd think it utterly evil if not for the outcome on one practitioner I know.

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2014 22:53      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So it was worse than predicted, 43, 42, 44, 44. (that's 108F to 111F) but the cool change has come though, and less of the state burned down than was feared, so I'll breath a big sigh of relief and bask in the glorious coolth of the 23C day.

We have a Finnish exchange student arriving on Wednesday, I'm glad the horrible heatwave is over, as the 65C temperature difference from her home town would have been brutal.

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oh man, dat's HOT! [Eek!] [devil wand]
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