So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

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  1. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Weather forecast spells SNOW :eek:throughout the Midwest. :(
    Cannot complain since other parts of the country are routinely clobbered, year-in-out.
     
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  2. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    Remember how I’ve griped about how our suburban district has become a gathering spot for street racers? And how I’ve reported the resulting fatalities and injuries and property damage? A few weeks back neighbors a block and a half away had their fence taken out. And now the streetlight four houses down had fallen victim.

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  3. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Last night, tried explaining Constitutional Law to a medicine woman of decided liberal persuasion,
    first thrice articles and erroneous supposed legal historic precedent, latitudinal scope of amendment privilege,
    restriction thereto, ex post facto, stare decisis, and felony murder doctrine bereft agency accuse; amidst
    MSNBC coverage squeezed between cause and clause.

    I seem to be the family prodigal Cubs fan. My sister growled at me until Rachel Madow came on.
     
  4. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Speak for yourself. I can complain plenty. The two big storms we had thus far have dumped 2 feet of snow on us each time!

    Frankly, I've hated snow ever since I got my driver's license.
     
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  5. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Chicago achieved her maiden snowfall this week. Lovely weather. I prefer a four season year anyway,
    so snow is part and parcel. Of course, I just prefer not being clobbered.

    Had a low-English '94 Jaguar XJS convertible with an India 6 engine, 15 miles per gallon British Petroleum
    Silver unleaded milk, and that Cat thirsted so much I would break down and cry; throwing myself across
    hood, moaning and groaning. But great in the powder slalom skiing. Cat loved winter.
     
  6. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I've lived in New England all but six months of my life, and the older I get the more I loathe snow. We've had hardly any this year, until this morning, and even that small enough is enough to cause me to spit harsh words out the back door. You read about people who drop dead of heart attacks shoveling out their driveway, and I suspect that I will one day join them -- if not from the physical stress, than from the suppressed rage.
     
  7. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    I like snow ...when I know I won’t have to drive in it. It seems like it has been snowing here once a week since Christmas. But, this being Vienna, it’s a very pleasant snow... never more than an inch at a time and usually it’s gone within 48 hours. Very pretty when it’s falling and you are sitting indoors with a favorite sweater and a hot cup of Earl Grey.
     
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  8. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Classic white wintertime in old Germany. I never expected, that this would ever happen again. But of course, the longer temperature is floating around 0°C, the higher the chance for frozen rain.
     
  9. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    We get snow to one extent or another just about every day. It's what happens in winter. While I like to complain about the sun going away in November and not returning until March, I've come to appreciate the gloomy skies, as clear skies, especially at night, means cold temps.

    Ironically, I've also complained recently that it seems to have taken forever for the ground to freeze. Only recently was I able to get into the back yard to clean up from the first snow fall earlier in December without wading into a muddy mess of a lawn.
     
  10. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    One of my cardiologists strongly advises her patients to either buy a self-propelled snowblower or hire out the work.

    “Every winter we have patients fall over dead while shoveling snow,” she said.
     
  11. Hercule

    Hercule Practically Family

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    Good god! Look at all of us old people complaining about the weather. I suppose it's better than comparing meds and aches and pains.
     
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  12. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    It's only because the baseball season hasn't started yet. Friggin' Red Sox.
     
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  13. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Cold outside? Warm thoughts inside! :cool:



    :D
     
  14. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    We used to discuss who had the best acid. Now we discuss who makes the best antacid. :confused:
     
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  15. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion One Too Many

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    We rarely see "real" (the kind we endured in Chicago) accumulation here in the greater Portland (OR) area, but we did get a dusting yesterday. The almost- daily rain washed it quickly away. I'd gripe.. but then, one doesn't have to shovel rain.
     
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  16. Harp

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    Cubs traded Darvish and Lester to lighten payroll after a Covid-laced brief season; next, another busted flush.
    Front office metric computer wielding clowns want Bryant gone. $$$
    But the postman cometh round rain, shine, in-betweens.
     
  17. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Remember what Holmes said, "Lawyers shovel smoke.";)

    And I Trust you are enjoying the hell outta Bork right now. :D
    How many lawyers ever got christened a verb from noun? Answer: Robert Bork. Just one.
    Kavanaugh remains a noun. He definitely got Borked though. No two ways.
    Deliberate intent depraved heart indifference malice aforethought all right up the wazoo.
     
  18. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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    I’ve been wondering how all of those New Yorkers who moved to Vermont last spring and summer are coping with their first New England winter. The weather gods are being kind to them.
     
  19. earl

    earl One of the Regulars

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    Actually, ever since undergoing triple by-pass surgery 7+ years ago, it's something that crosses my mind. Fortunately, in Kansas I haven't had to shovel snow for about 5-6 years. The 2 inches we just got is the most snowfall we've had at one time in 5-6 years.
     
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  20. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Coffee quickens the name of Irish silk Charles Phillips for his defense of admitted guilt in Courvoisier (1840).
    A singular deliberate deception traverse from mere cite to active advocacy.
     

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