@annacat: Good for you; you were one step ahead of me. Best of luck.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 15:14
@keepitsimple: Thanks dude! You will. I've been itchin' to get back out to Paynes, and I soon will. Be sure to check out Trail Creek (just inside Loop 10 near Olympic Drive) if you haven't already. It's short, but fun, thanks to some great volunteers and sponsors. It has a tight little berm run, and a Horseshoe Drop-like section, too. More trail is coming. Take care my friend.
PS - Stop messing with my bear canister; that freeze-dried Pad Thai is off limits!posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:12
@Digdug: Congratulations.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:32
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - How do you know that you are a social media addict? You gave us one warning sign. Another is feeling that you have share it with people you don't know.
Hope things work out but if not there's always facebook.
That made me laugh ha ha.
You were one of the first commenters I can remember reading. You remind me of my dad, and I assure you, coming from me that's a huge compliment. He's a good man with a level head on his shoulders, and so are you. Keep being jtsim.
[quote] Hope things work out but if not there's always facebook.
Not now, not ever, my friend.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:01
[quote][b]TexasBornGaPeach[/b] - Farewell, as I have enjoyed reading your comments and contributions to articles and conversations. Doesn't matter whether we have the same opinion of something or not. Constructive criticism is what keep the wheels of the mind turning. You are an awesome person for putting the family first and I hope you get all you wish for out of life.
Thanks; I agree with you. I wish all the best for you as well.
-A Texas-born Georgia boyposted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:57
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] - Finally used the little head to do your thinking...
You win; you got the last jab in.
I take comfort in knowing that our time at Driftmier has made us into people who can think for themselves, despite the fact that our thoughts don't always align.
Make Sid, Tim, and David proud, and I'll strive to do the same.
Good luck.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:53
@W.B.: Thanks W.B.! I appreciate the kind words. I can honestly say that the greatest satisfaction I received on here stemmed from making others laugh. Take care.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:49
@CharlesB: Thanks buddy. You're an interesting dude, and I've always thought your Wal Mart pictures were funny with a hint of raw truth to them. I'll raise the proverbial glass back at ya.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:47
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - "I ignored her as she was trying to kiss me goodbye"
Now that's a good title for a country song.
If I hear it someday, I'm coming after you for royalties. I'll use your profile picture to find you. It should be easy to convince others to join me.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:42
[quote][b]Digdug[/b] - standing there in my underwear holding my smartphone."
It brings me great pleasure to know that's the parting image you'll have of me. Just keep in mind that I'm very muscular and have -3% body fat. Take my word for it.posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:39
[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - Hopefully, she didn't "bonk" you on the head to get your birds chirpin. Family first, a great motto to have, especially when you've just seen stars. Just kidding ya Jim. [/quote]
Nah, she's not a head-bonker, fortunately, and she wasn't the only reason, either, just the most important one.
[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - Pop in every now an again just so we'll know you're still around. Good luck to you and yours. [/quote]
I just might do that. I'll try not to cuss so much, either, because that sometimes offends good-hearted women such as yourself. Cheers, Nowhere.
[quote][b]davidxto[/b] - Smart boy. [/quote]
Thanks, I'll possibly miss your weird/funny/honest/intelligent/insightful comments the most.
[quote]Now go out and celebrate by taking her out for some fried chicken tenders. [/quote]
Never! If we can find some good churros, maybe. Not holding my breath.
[quote]Also, do not over-tip waitresses.... wives notice that and keep secret scores.[/quote]
Impossible! I was a waiter once, for 2 days, and I've been overtipping ever since.
[quote]Viva is moving to Bottle Works today.
Ran into Gabby (sp?) last night in the seasoning aisle, wished her good luck, and told her that we'd be seeing her soon.
Rightfully so, one of my last comments just happens to be a double-post.posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:19
[quote][b]TexasBornGaPeach[/b] - @mpd0.59: Members who do not live in the house pay around $1700 per semester to be affiliated with the sorority once they move out.
I can't imagine the impact it would have on someone's self-esteem knowing that your parents have to buy "friends" for $1700 a semester.
PS - Goodbye all!
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
1. Exposure != Infection
2. It's not apparent that either crime has been tried and proven yet.
Were I you, I wouldn't comment on the logical thinking of others,..
You have kids, right? Tell them exposure doesn't mean infection.posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 08:22
[quote][b]michaelme[/b] - @2dollar: so you wanna play God eh? calling for the death of another is reprehensible. ABH should have banned you. even ole Peanuthead was never that jaded. must sux to be u. [/quote]
Don't choose a profession in which any kind of logical decision-making is required; you'll be a colossal failure.
By the way, why not leave your original comment? Death to prevent death makes perfect sense. Maybe you realized that after typing it and changed your mind. Good choice.
Stick to video games and pictures of make-believe dragons and whatnot. You live in fantasy world, and I'll live in the real world.posted @ Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 08:05
"She passes me in the tiny space between my Honda and the parked cars, offering a high sign. I give her a high sign back..."
Since a nationally sindicated columnist wrote this, I assume that this absolutely can't be a typo, so can anyone share with me what a high sign is?
If someone's high and trying to tell me, I want to know what to look for.posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 19:25
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - I try to do everything I can to give someone on a bike as much room as I can if I am going around them.
Thank you, buddy. I really appreciate you, and many, many others who do the same.
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - I'm all for sharing the road but that dosen't mean the person on the bike needs the whole lane. There are some stupid people on the road and there are some that think a bike should not be allowed on a street or highway. You may be well within your rights and you may have the law on your side but all of that won't make you just a little bit dead.
We all need to use common sense. Too bad that too few people seem to have any.
You're right, unfortunately.posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 19:23
Must be some desktop. Maybe it was a Commodore 64, valued at $1200 based on the original purchase price, adjusted for inflation.
PS - Goodbye all!
If you can't outrun and kick the ass of the person you're about to lend your phone to, don't lend the phone to said person.
PS - Goodbye all!
I'd say goodbye to the iPad and say hello to reality.
PS - Goodbye all!
"officer said lay in wait for him for nearly a half hour."
Oh, really? To whom did officer say that?
PS - Goodbye all!
@Colonel McCheese: Thanks for the explanation.
I think some people should be dead. Habitual rapists, child molestors, murderers, and well, someone who would repeatedly transmit HIV to others without telling them are better off dead than alive, at least in my opinion.
I try to rely more on logic than emotion (not making any assumptions about your basis), and I can't come up with a single reason why it would make any sense to keep someone alive for 30 years in a prison. That would contribute nothing, and cost a lot.
I don't agree with you, but at least respect your position.posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 19:01
@Colonel McCheese: I'm just curious why you think a man who has knowingly infected two women with HIV should be allowed to continue to do so. Not picking a fight; I'm genuinely interested.
@Michaelme: Pft. You're a joke. I don't give a [filtered word] why you don't have the balls to actually make a comment.posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 17:57
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