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vladimir
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« on: November 27, 2017, 08:08:11 am »

Back home from New England.  Pretty nice trip. Just being on a coast again felt better.  I think perhaps humans aren't meant to live this far inland.  Just breathing in salt air again felt great.  I could stare at whitecaps for hours.

At any rate... how's things been around here?
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A wise man said, "You can't step in the same stream twice," but I find wet feet soon get caked with sand and grit.  That's very unpleasant, especially between the toes.  So when I go for a stroll I stay on the sidewalk.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 01:38:56 pm »

We groovin'.
As a coastal dweller after 27 years at 6000+ft, I get it.  And to think I once considered living in Nebraska.
Where were you in NE?
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The dogs bark, the caravan passes.

You meet the same people on the way up as you do on the way down.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 08:23:04 am »

We groovin'.
As a coastal dweller after 27 years at 6000+ft, I get it.  And to think I once considered living in Nebraska.
Where were you in NE?

Landed in Boston, then drove maybe an hour north to stay in a town called Marblehead.  Stayed at an inn (which was pretty cool.)  Nice little town.  Some really good restaurants within walking distance.  The town hall has the original "Spirit of '76" painting.  You know, this one:


That thing is like 15 or 20 feet tall.  I wasn't expecting that.  Went to Salem, looked at all the witch stuff.  Went as far north as Rockport (with stops at Gloucester and Manchester By The Sea on the way.)  Drank my body weight in wine.  Put the whole 'vegetarian' thing on hold and had lobster, crab and fish pretty much the whole time.

Definitely a good time.
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A wise man said, "You can't step in the same stream twice," but I find wet feet soon get caked with sand and grit.  That's very unpleasant, especially between the toes.  So when I go for a stroll I stay on the sidewalk.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 08:07:41 am »

Did everyone leave while I was gone?
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A wise man said, "You can't step in the same stream twice," but I find wet feet soon get caked with sand and grit.  That's very unpleasant, especially between the toes.  So when I go for a stroll I stay on the sidewalk.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 08:22:38 am »

Did everyone leave while I was gone?

Yeah I was too hostile seemingly  Grin

Fanny got booted and his right wing entourage followed.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 09:32:49 am »

I went to Boston in 79,by train from NewYork,only spent a day there but really enjoyed it,what I enjoyed most though was the journey,it was in the Fall,vey beautiful,everywhere covered in leaves,one of the many good memories I have of being in the US,it was also my first visit there Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 09:35:13 am »

Back home from New England.  Pretty nice trip. Just being on a coast again felt better.  I think perhaps humans aren't meant to live this far inland.  Just breathing in salt air again felt great.  I could stare at whitecaps for hours.

At any rate... how's things been around here?

The coast I lived beside was so cold my balls lived in my throat for most of the year.

The 4 seasons were foggy, foggy with outbreaks of sun, wet and foggy, cold and foggy
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 09:49:02 am »

I went to Boston in 79,by train from NewYork,only spent a day there but really enjoyed it,what I enjoyed most though was the journey,it was in the Fall,vey beautiful,everywhere covered in leaves,one of the many good memories I have of being in the US,it was also my first visit there Smiley

I drove from Montreal to NYC in 2008. Stayed in Boston for a few days and loved it, except for the traffic. Apparently the Bostonian driver's slogan is "So many pedestrians, so little time." And the I93 through the city was a nightmare. Like the M6 only worse.

I was terrified at the thought of driving in Manhattan, but after Boston it was a cinch. Thank God for the grid system.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 09:55:15 am »

I drove from Montreal to NYC in 2008. Stayed in Boston for a few days and loved it, except for the traffic. Apparently the Bostonian driver's slogan is "So many pedestrians, so little time." And the I93 through the city was a nightmare. Like the M6 only worse.

I was terrified at the thought of driving in Manhattan, but after Boston it was a cinch. Thank God for the grid system.
Oh yes the traffic,not keen on that like.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 01:14:05 pm »

Oh yeah, that reminds me... a hearty "Go fuck yourself!" to whoever the prick was that invented the roundabout.
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A wise man said, "You can't step in the same stream twice," but I find wet feet soon get caked with sand and grit.  That's very unpleasant, especially between the toes.  So when I go for a stroll I stay on the sidewalk.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 01:44:06 pm »

Oh yeah, that reminds me... a hearty "Go fuck yourself!" to whoever the prick was that invented the roundabout.

Only the British know how to operate a roundabout properly. Wonderful things they are.
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First-Time-Ever Department: The UK is negotiating with the rest of the EU in order to secure a worse trade deal than we already have.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 09:41:19 am »

I remember Douglas Adams describing getting out of one as having 'to circle round and round and round the one way system until he achieves "escape velocity" and heads off in some random direction'
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A wise man said, "You can't step in the same stream twice," but I find wet feet soon get caked with sand and grit.  That's very unpleasant, especially between the toes.  So when I go for a stroll I stay on the sidewalk.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 10:14:41 am »

I remember Douglas Adams describing getting out of one as having 'to circle round and round and round the one way system until he achieves "escape velocity" and heads off in some random direction'

He wasn't perfect. It's a cinch.
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"Theresa May’s determination to pursue hard Brexit = stepping off a 10m diving board without checking there is any water in the pool."
First-Time-Ever Department: The UK is negotiating with the rest of the EU in order to secure a worse trade deal than we already have.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 11:35:38 am »

I was stationed in Davisville/Quonset Point, RI in the late 60's and enjoyed it very much.  For an El Lay boy, visiting Providence, Boston, Cape Cod and farther north into southern Maine was like stepping back in history.  'Tis a grand region.
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The dogs bark, the caravan passes.

You meet the same people on the way up as you do on the way down.
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