August 31, 2014

Labor Day Edition of the Travel Thread [Y-not]
— Open Blogger

I was going to do the Sunday Travel Thread on ice cream shops, per the request of a moron last week, but I decided to shelve that in favor of a Labor Day Weekend themed thread.

A brief history of Labor Day:

When did Labor Day begin?

The modern holiday is widely traced back to an organized parade in New York City in 1882. Union leaders had called for what they had labelled a "monster labor festival" on Tuesday, Sept. 5, according to Linda Stinson, a former historian for the Department of Labor (the idea for a general labor festival may have originated in Canada, which today also celebrates "Labour Day" on the first Monday in September). Initially that morning, few people showed up, and organizers worried that workers had been reluctant to surrender a day's pay to join the rally. But soon the crowds began flowing in from across the city, and by the end of the day some 10,000 people had marched in the parade and joined festivities afterward in what the press dubbed "a day of the people."

When did it become an official holiday?

The practice of holding annual festivities to celebrate workers spread across the country, but Labor Day didn't become a national holiday for more than a decade. Oregon became the first state to declare it a holiday in 1887, and states like New York, Massachusetts and Colorado soon followed suit. Under President Grover Cleveland, and amid growing awareness of the labor movement, the first Monday in September became a national holiday in 1896.

Labor Day weekend was never a big deal in our family. I'm not sure why. We weren't "beach people" so there was no rush to use the last few days of beach weather, nor did my parents have much disposable income for family trips.

As I've gotten older I appreciate it more -- but unfortunately it hits right when work gears up for my husband, so it remains a staycation holiday for us.

In recent years we've been going to the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Trials in Midway, Utah. It's an easy drive from our house through some pretty country and the event itself holds interest to us as "collie people" (even though the collies they have at this event are border collies).

Here are a few pictures from this year's event, which also includes splash dog and fly dog competitions, as well as a lot of booths featuring Navajo handicrafts (including some really spectacular rugs this year) and the usual fair food. Usually it's a little too hot when we're there, but this year the weather was spectacular - low 70s with a light breeze.

Sheepdog1.jpg

The sheep are run through a course that sits on the foothills of the mountains.


CuttingCircle.jpg

Dog with sheep in the "cutting circle."


SomeUs.jpg

Some "U"s... lol


SplashDog.jpg

Splash dog competition

We had lamb for lunch!


So how do you spend your Labor Day weekends?

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1 What, nothing about how Labor Day was fixed in September, to distinguish it from the Red-infested and -inspired May Day?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 31, 2014 01:36 PM (SLea8)

2 OK, which one of you morons just leaked my nude selfies?

Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence at August 31, 2014 01:37 PM (k8m83)

3 I think that may be at the link, Jay.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 01:37 PM (zDsvJ)

4 We were never much on Labor Day, either. Just another day that happened to be a holiday.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at August 31, 2014 01:42 PM (1yk1E)

5 Weren't Collies named after a type of sheep ? They were called "Collie Dogs", because of their ability to herd.

Posted by: seamrog at August 31, 2014 01:43 PM (mDpK7)

6

Pedantic folks celebrate Belabor Day?

 

 

 

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 31, 2014 01:44 PM (vvk2F)

7

Spent the day on the lake With the grumpy grandma, tubing and trying to wakeboard. And getting sunburned. And eating a monster burger with a huge beer. I'm whipped!

I hope you all had a good time today too!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 01:44 PM (8tr//)

8 As always on a Travel thread, I suggest a quick image search for the Church in the Rock in Idar-Oberstein. Coolest looking place I've ever had the pleasure to get drunk both above and below. Plus, they hold Mass.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2014 01:45 PM (2cS/G)

9 That'll do pig.

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at August 31, 2014 01:46 PM (bTXkJ)

10 labor day as a kid meant school began the following tuesday...and i always hated school.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 31, 2014 01:47 PM (u8GsB)

11 Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 06:37 PM (zDsvJ)

What? You think we read the links? /kidding

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 31, 2014 01:47 PM (SLea8)

12 If it is to celebrate unions, why call it "Labor Day"? Why not call it "Sit on Your Ass While Everyone Else Does the Work Day"?

Posted by: AmishDude at August 31, 2014 01:47 PM (b4b5c)

13 OT but since I had never seen the show before, I'm jumping into the Breaking Bad Binge. Question to anyone familiar with the show: Why are s many characters wearing blue "concern/awareness" ribbons?

Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 01:47 PM (v6uvG)

14 Maybe "Pay Dues to Make Rich Union Bosses Even Richer Day"?

Posted by: AmishDude at August 31, 2014 01:48 PM (b4b5c)

15

So how do you spend your Labor Day weekends?

 

 

Just like this Labor Day  -  at work of course.  I think I hit all but 2 holidays this year on this crazy rotation

Posted by: PM Rich at August 31, 2014 01:50 PM (eEBON)

16 I come from a family that for the most part was union (either steel mill or lineman)+ farmer of some sort. I heard from the crib about labor day and unions. I think my father stated it best " a man's work speaks for itself, unions protect the fuc(fellows)kers that won't work...".

Posted by: Zhytamyr at August 31, 2014 01:50 PM (91nzM)

17 What is with the big push to start schools before Labor Day, ruining it as an end-of-summer celebration? Now it's just another long weekend.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2014 01:54 PM (FcR7P)

18 I will be laboring on this Labor Day. At home though. The heck with going anywhere there will just be a bunch of other people out there to deal with.

Posted by: freaked at August 31, 2014 01:54 PM (JdEZJ)

19 tomorrow i'm going to tucson to see my homesick daughter....because i miss her as much as she misses me....which surprises both of us....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 31, 2014 01:55 PM (u8GsB)

20 OK, which one of you morons just leaked my nude selfies? Posted by: Jennifer Lawrence I'll need details, including URL's, to properly answer that question.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2014 01:56 PM (FcR7P)

21 Yeah, I'm with you about that t-bird. I always thought of Labor Day as the end of the summer holiday. Seemed like a lot of my friends' families took trips, something you really can't do on a long weekend.


>>labor day as a kid meant school began the following tuesday...and i always hated school.....

I liked school, but I hated WALKING TO SCHOOL. It was always still very hot and humid in September.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 01:56 PM (zDsvJ)

22 Labor Day has never been a holiday for me; I've worked it all my life. Not sure why it should be a holiday anymore, anyway since Labor has been going downhill both in quantity and in quality for decades.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I amn't at August 31, 2014 01:56 PM (cr0Pu)

23 I tend to work on things around the shop and drink a beer or two as I contemplate the fruits of MY labor.

It's raining here right now slowing down my plans to burn meat on the grill and enjoy more beer outside.

Posted by: Gmac- Pondering...something involving rope and a tree at August 31, 2014 01:56 PM (baiNQ)

24 First
(yawn)

Posted by: Procrastinator Pete at August 31, 2014 02:01 PM (cr0Pu)

25 We don't do much for Labor Day, and when I worked and was in school, I never got it off. My husband isn't feeling well anyway. But last weekend, before my son started back to college classes, he and my husband and I took two of his young lady friends to my parents' Hill Country place for the weekend. It was very hot and because of the drought the beautiful creeks are dry. BUT--I gave the two girls their first shooting lesson. That made the weekend, for them and for me. There are few things better in life than showing young folks how to shoot. The girls loved it.

Posted by: stace , Queen of Typos at August 31, 2014 02:04 PM (9PXzx)

26 An incredibly cogent and concise description of  our monetary policy.

http://tinyurl.com/lqbaoex

Posted by: redclay at August 31, 2014 02:05 PM (GM8B7)

27 Karl Marx Day. Later.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at August 31, 2014 02:06 PM (Dfx5w)

28 We had the Lab for lunch, too!

Posted by: Barack and Michele Obama at August 31, 2014 02:12 PM (wa7NC)

29 Bull riding rodeo in Bandera TX last note and tonite, Longhorn cattle drive and parade yesterday yesterday. Probably a coma tomorrow.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 31, 2014 02:12 PM (ORhc3)

30 Those Sheepdog Trials look like fun! We always lay low for Labor Day.

Oddly enough, Obama *didn't* declare Labor Day a national day of service, he actually instructed us to take a moment and remember what we owe to the Labor movement. Wish he could do that for Thanksgiving, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 31, 2014 02:13 PM (D/504)

31 I shall always remember Labor Day weekend 2014 as the weekend we arrived an our new place in Texas, after three days in a car with a dog and a cat. (Hope this counts on a travel thread!)

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 02:14 PM (AReQR)

32 I shall always remember Labor Day weekend 2014 as the weekend we arrived an our new place in Texas, after three days in a car with a dog and a cat.
--

Oh, yeah, road tripping with pets is... interesting.

Congrats on the move!

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 02:15 PM (zDsvJ)

33 I love commenting on a phone.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 31, 2014 02:16 PM (L+JIu)

34 Welcome empire1 and tribe! Whereyat in the Lone Star State?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 02:18 PM (8tr//)

35 Travel on labor day? I guess I'm "traveling" to JFK Airport to see of one our Drs who is deploying.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2014 02:18 PM (nzKvP)

36 I'm not going anywhere because it's against the law to drink and drive.

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 02:20 PM (GmOIG)

37 Just another day for union and government types to fuck off. Go do something useful.

Posted by: ExPatPatriot at August 31, 2014 02:26 PM (Co0s5)

38 Y-not -- Thanks. And yeah, it was ... interesting. At least we knew that all Motel 6s are pet friendly, so that's where we stayed both nights. New place is an 18x70 mobile home, about half the size of the ancient farmhouse, but MUCH nicer, and we're within about 15 miles of my sisters, which at our age is probably a good thing.

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 02:26 PM (fuNj6)

39 I love Dock Dogs.

Posted by: redenzo at August 31, 2014 02:26 PM (WCnJW)

40 Thanks for the reminder, ronster, though I can't believe I needed one. I'm about to travel over to the kitchen to fix myself a little drinkiepoo. I'm thinking a wee margarita made with a few of the tiny limones growing on my patio.

Posted by: stace , Queen of Typos at August 31, 2014 02:27 PM (9PXzx)

41 Going to watch SMU v Baylor in a few minutes. Nice to have a college game on tonight.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 02:28 PM (zDsvJ)

42 Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 31, 2014 06:36 PM (SLea
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Jay, not to go all Godwin or anything, but I always found it rather amusing that after Hitler became chancellor that he allowed the labor unions their annual May day parade to celebrate the October revolution. The next day he abolished the labor unions.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 02:29 PM (vVSOO)

43 I'm thinking a wee margarita made with a few of the tiny limones growing on my patio. Frozen or rocks?

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 02:29 PM (GmOIG)

44 >>I love Dock Dogs.

We watched for a bit. Pretty fun. Our favorite by far was the Rottweiler who jumped about 5 feet from the dock and dig a huge belly flop!

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 02:29 PM (zDsvJ)

45 Whenever I see a liberal whining about Ferguson on Twitter, I ask them if they'd be willing to bust the police union -- their main source of protection. For some reason, they stop conversing with me. Wazzup with that?

Posted by: AmishDude at August 31, 2014 02:30 PM (b4b5c)

46 Celebrate communism, goldbricking and thuggery!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 31, 2014 02:31 PM (mx5oN)

47 W just did the coin toss at Baylor. *sigh*

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 02:31 PM (zDsvJ)

48 The next day he abolished the labor unions. Well, not so much abolished as nationalized. So he put them under the control of corrupt government goons who exploited the workers for their own benefit. So they really didn't see any difference.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 31, 2014 02:32 PM (b4b5c)

49 Welcome, empire1! I've had to move, or help others move, many times in august because of college schedules, and it's truly the worst time of year to move by far. I'm glad you're surviving it.

Posted by: stace , Queen of Typos at August 31, 2014 02:32 PM (9PXzx)

50 Meh. I was an over the road trucker for twenty years. Holidays were generally just one more day to drive five to six hundred miles. I spent more holidays away from home than I did at home.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 02:32 PM (vVSOO)

51 Crotchety Old Jarhead -- Crotchety Old Jarhead -- Boonies between Nacogdoches and Douglass. Beautiful country, and during the day, less humid than Delaware, and not that much hotter. Also central air rather than window units, so much more comfortable. BTW, I was born in Kilgore, so it's returning to my native land, which I never expected.

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 02:33 PM (fuNj6)

52 Posted by: AmishDude at August 31, 2014 07:32 PM (b4b5c)
-------
Good point

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 02:34 PM (vVSOO)

53 Totally O/T, but when I retire in lo these 19 days, I'm changing my nic to Resident Curmudgeon. I know that I have some stiff competition out there, Vic, Irongrampa and others, but I'll give it my best shot.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 02:36 PM (vVSOO)

54 Frozen or rocks? Rocks. I don't have many limes so I'l have to hide it from my husband. So, I've hit guns on this thread, as well as traveling, and gardening with my Mexican lime tree. Do I get a moron snack or something?

Posted by: stace , Queen of Typos at August 31, 2014 02:38 PM (9PXzx)

55 Oh, and Lone Star beer is quite good, too!

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 02:38 PM (fuNj6)

56 lfw - 19 days to retirement Congrats on your retirement. What are you retiring from?

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 02:38 PM (GmOIG)

57 Here's a shameless plea for you to include the ice cream shop of my wife's family in your next Sunday travel thread. It is called Sundae Best, and it's at the corner of 29th Street and Dune Drive in Avalon, NJ. They should be open in the evenings for a few more weeks before closing for the season. They have a nice website, too. I'm planning on attending the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association Labor Day Rodeo, a great South Florida tradition.

Posted by: dr kill at August 31, 2014 02:39 PM (xag3J)

58 Welcome home empire1!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 02:39 PM (8tr//)

59 OK, dr kill. I'll bookmark it.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2014 02:40 PM (zDsvJ)

60 Ronster, I quit driving and went into computer technical support for a major defense contractor. The project I'm working now is similar to Iron Dome or Patriot missile batteries. Strange transition, but here I am.


Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 02:41 PM (vVSOO)

61 yay pg!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 02:45 PM (3kZUM)

62 Welcome back empire, from Center, TX

Posted by: Ender at August 31, 2014 02:45 PM (qdmCK)

63 Thanks, COJ Where are you? BTW, former BAM here.

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 02:48 PM (fuNj6)

64 Skipped going to DragonCon this year. Still regetting it. But I got rooms at a hotel for next year!

Posted by: nnptcgrad at August 31, 2014 02:50 PM (Opyrm)

65 thanks, Ender. It's good to be home.

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 02:53 PM (fuNj6)

66 A large enough number of k-12 students can't make the first week of class at most public schools, regardless of when it starts, that fedidiot funding for the school year can be decreased. Some schools actually have give aways for the FSA, which makes up 90+% of the first week truancies, to encourage them to be there that first week and other milestone dates. Weeee!

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 31, 2014 02:55 PM (zPNX5)

67 Crotchety Old Jarhead, How did roses grow this year? Mine have been spectacular because of the mostly cool summer here in Boston area. It made a few very slow to start in cold spring, but established roses are better than ever. In June they always bloom at once, but this year they bloomed in stages.

Posted by: Carol at August 31, 2014 02:55 PM (sj3Ax)

68 Bummed out...forgot to put $$ in the bank on Friday and the bank is closed on Monday. I have two automatic drafts coming out Monday too. Dammit!! I have overdraft protection but my forgetfulness pisses me off!! *screeches*

Posted by: Jmel at August 31, 2014 02:56 PM (cfFqn)

69 What is with the big push to start schools before Labor Day One of the school districts near me started back on July 31.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 31, 2014 02:56 PM (W5DcG)

70 Lfw -19 Loose lips make funny raspberry noises. C-;

Posted by: Fewenuff at August 31, 2014 02:57 PM (zPNX5)

71 This 'holiday' means really nothing at all. I worked Saturday and today as did Mrs. E. She has tomorrow off and we will cook burgers and have some Bluebell, maybe some pie, and work on our new 1200 sf victory garden. Labor Day always meant the first part of the last month of the FY in the Navy, and thus the yankee government. I hope you all are safe at the end of it. See what I did there?

Posted by: Erowmero at August 31, 2014 03:02 PM (go5uR)

72 Speaking of travel, NASCAR Cup series is "traveling" 500 miles in mile and a half increments at Atlanta. They should have renamed the race The Tony Stewart 500 for all the attention he's getting. I'm surprised they don't have a dedicated camera on him! He is moving up through the pack, though. A black cat just darted across the track in front of the race leader, Kevin Harvick. Bad luck?!?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at August 31, 2014 03:06 PM (4DCSq)

73 Joel Can you deposit at ATM?

Posted by: Carol at August 31, 2014 03:11 PM (sj3Ax)

74 Did they close the investigation on Stewart?

Posted by: Y-not back from the sheepdog trials at August 31, 2014 03:11 PM (zDsvJ)

75 Did they close the investigation on Stewart? No, they have not.

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 03:12 PM (GmOIG)

76 I,was going to spray roses today but it looked like rain & it would be waste of time & $. I'm glad I didn't. I have Showtime on & emergency broadcast system just interfered with tornado warning for area!

Posted by: Carol at August 31, 2014 03:13 PM (sj3Ax)

77 Baa-ram-ewe! Baa-ram-ewe! To your breed, your fleece, your clan be true! Sheep be true! Baa-ram-ewe!

Posted by: Babe at August 31, 2014 03:14 PM (e8kgV)

78 On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spend apart alone
I need to get back home to cool, cool rain

I can't sleep, and I lay, and I think
The night is hot and black as ink
Oh God, I need a drink of cool, cool rain

Posted by: Pete T at August 31, 2014 03:14 PM (e8kgV)

79 It seems the "rebels" in Libya are traveling to our ransacked Embassy too swim and play in our pool. Another foreign policy victory for Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2014 03:18 PM (nzKvP)

80 74 Did they close the investigation on Stewart? #twoweeks

Posted by: Spun and Murky at August 31, 2014 03:19 PM (4DCSq)

81 Thread Killa

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 31, 2014 03:23 PM (jucos)

82 Rockies bullpen gives up another one! Rockies offense fails to step up to the plate! I feel really bad for Walt Weiss. This will probably be his last year as manager. Rockies defeat the Cubs as the worst team in the National League.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 03:24 PM (vVSOO)

83 empire1, you're from Kilgore; do you have any Rangerettes in the fam? cuz that would be awesome.

Posted by: stace , Queen of Typos at August 31, 2014 03:25 PM (9PXzx)

84
I'm not a loser
But did I really win?
Can I afford to go through it all again?

I hope I don't sound
As immature as I feel
But when I get wise, I'll give you a call, my friend

First chance - I blew it, I better start it all again
Second chance - Ooh, I knew it wouldn't be as easy as they said
Third chance - I'm cut up, life's like a razor's edge
Fourth chance - I'm all shut up and I'm standing on the ledge

Now I'm goin' down

Posted by: Barack "Unexpectedly" Obama at August 31, 2014 03:31 PM (e8kgV)

85 This 'holiday' means really nothing at all. Eh. It's May 1, American-style. http://is.gd/gZI6l6

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 31, 2014 03:31 PM (hO8IJ)

86 Labor Day weekend I labored. Mowed a widow woman's driveway. It's a two mile dirt track that cuts across the prairie north of town. If it doesn't get mowed it drifts in with snow during the winter and she can't get to town for groceries or pick up her mail. I call it a labor of love.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at August 31, 2014 03:32 PM (yFi9s)

87 Stace, No, afraid not. The closest I can come to that is my mother knowing their director when I was a kid.

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 03:34 PM (0Bepj)

88
I woke up in a Hyde Park doorway
A policeman knew my name
He said "You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away"

Posted by: Barack "Most Transparent Evah" Obama at August 31, 2014 03:35 PM (e8kgV)

89 "A large enough number of k-12 students can't make the first week of class at most public schools, regardless of when it starts, that fedidiot funding for the school year can be decreased. Some schools actually have give aways for the FSA, which makes up 90+% of the first week truancies, to encourage them to be there that first week and other milestone dates"

I had figured that these various pilot programs in large urban school districts such as LAUSD, where they issued every student a glossy new Apple iPad, were meant in part as enrollment payola to keep up the numbers provided to the feds.

Also, of course, a way of the solidly leftist education-industrial complex to quietly provide patronage to their fellow travelers at Apple Computer. If you look at Apple's corporate giving and at the political donations of its executives, it is revealed to also be a solidly entrenched part of the institutional left.

One hand washes the other, and all that.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2014 03:35 PM (noWW6)

90 It seems the "rebels" in Libya are traveling to our ransacked Embassy too swim and play in our pool. No one is more upset than I to discover on social networking that we inherited no strategy for this situation.

Posted by: Hussein Dolt, World Record Holder, Ducking Responsibility at August 31, 2014 03:36 PM (FcR7P)

91 "If there is anyone who needs to attend to the spirit of Haymarket, it is the American white-collar professional who works 10 hour days, including many weekends, and who has fewer paid vacation days than other white-collar professionals around the world," Cutler said in the interview with NPR. So we're going to start seeing white-collar workers throwing bombs at police? That should be fun.

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2014 03:39 PM (sdi6R)

92 Rain, all week end. Like the motorcycle trip where four days were spent in a one person shelter at ten thousand feet, waiting for the rain to stop. Like the four days in a small sailboat on windless flat water waiting for the torrential tropical monsoon to stop. Like four days in a small wilderness cabin deep in the northern forest, waiting for the rain to stop. Like a week in the field, practicing military maneuvers, in the mud and rain. Like a four day fishing trip; non stop rain. No fish were caught, no beer, no women, and losing money at poker. Ya, Labor Day week end.

Posted by: Mandrel Combs Jr at August 31, 2014 03:40 PM (YVvFU)

93 66 A large enough number of k-12 students can't make the first week of class at most public schools, regardless of when it starts, that fedidiot funding for the school year can be decreased. Some schools actually have give aways for the FSA, which makes up 90+% of the first week truancies, to encourage them to be there that first week and other milestone dates. Weeee! Posted by: Fewenuff at August 31, 2014 07:55 PM (zPNX5) *scratches head* Why would you not send your kid to school for the first week? What FSA thinking am I missing here?

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 31, 2014 03:41 PM (bRPUY)

94
   A word of warning re retirement--it isn't the old age that will kill you--it's the honey-do list.

  Also anyone retired who claims to be swamped--that is a self inflicted problem.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 31, 2014 03:41 PM (jeCnD)

95 63>> We're in SW DFW.  A BAM huh?.... Nice, 6344/H1 crewchief.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 03:42 PM (8tr//)

96 Carol, grasshoppers have practically denuded my roses and my cannas. Didn't touch the lantanas or the winter blooming honeysuckle.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 03:45 PM (8tr//)

97 Yeah Irongrampa, the better half has already started making noises about projects that I should be paying attention to.
*shifty eyes*
Maybe I should go practice my bowling.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 03:48 PM (vVSOO)

98 The year we pulled our kids out of public schools to home school the principle of the local elementary called us up and asked us to let them come for the first week and then pull out. To get their numbers up.

Posted by: freaked at August 31, 2014 03:48 PM (JdEZJ)

99 I worked in health care or self employed for so many years and never took Labor day off. I now work in a clinic setting and no weekends , no holidays and I love it. It feels like I live in the real world. Or at least the world the rest of my family/friends live in. I will be doing nothing tomorrow so that means laundry, grocery shopping and getting ready for the kids to start school Tuesday.

Posted by: bossy barbara at August 31, 2014 03:48 PM (lchei)

100 Why would you not send your kid to school for the first week? Same reasons they don't the rest of the year...hangovers, booty calls, clocks are racist, too much work to get 'em dressed, etc.

Posted by: HR -- SMOD 2016 or else at August 31, 2014 03:49 PM (hO8IJ)

101 Warriors, come out to play-i-ay.

Posted by: Luther at August 31, 2014 03:50 PM (e8kgV)

102 HR, I just ordered the Rosetta Stone doodah for learning German. Did I just make a mistake or will I actually learn something?

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 03:50 PM (vVSOO)

103 Posted by: freaked at August 31, 2014 08:48 PM (JdEZJ) what did you tell them?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 31, 2014 03:51 PM (o3MSL)

104 lfw- I need to ask...why pick German? Planning a trip?

Posted by: bossy barbara at August 31, 2014 03:52 PM (lchei)

105 Posted by: Mandrel Combs Jr at August 31, 2014 08:40 PM (YVvFU) Well goddammit, send some of that rain over here. Here now the Baptists are sprinkling, the Methodists are spitting, and the Catholics are giving rain checks.

Posted by: stace , Queen of Typos at August 31, 2014 03:54 PM (9PXzx)

106 OT: Rick Perry is causing trouble again. http://tinyurl.com/n8b883d

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 31, 2014 03:57 PM (8MlTP)

107 Patience is a painful virtue. Later, all. God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at August 31, 2014 03:57 PM (9JEA9)

108 'what did you tell them?' No. I don't think so. We never looked back and it has gone quite well.

Posted by: freaked at August 31, 2014 03:57 PM (JdEZJ)

109 BB, no, just a history buff, primarily WWII. And my family from my mothers side immigrated here from Germany. Funny story. My great uncle Tony during the 30's after Adolf's rise to power was all about his German heritage. Started tracing the family history, got back about three generations and ran into the Jooooos. Got pissed and quit. To him, he couldn't win for losing.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 03:58 PM (vVSOO)

110 We never looked back and it has gone quite well. Posted by: freaked at August 31, 2014 08:57 PM (JdEZJ) Getting ready to try and convince Son # 2 to home school his kidlets.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 31, 2014 04:02 PM (o3MSL)

111 The wife and I are in St Croix for Labor Day. Second time, we did it two years ago. The place is dead now. But as beautiful as it can be. This is last hoorah for beaches in the US. So fares and other costs sare lower here. Thing is its a holiday so the two things I really wanted to do were the Cruzan distillery tour and the Captain Morgan Experience. They are closed on Labor Day. And the weekend. So we modified our schedule so we go home late Tuesday. Despite the Frenchish name it is US territory. But they drive on the wrong side of the road. No passport required. Oh, and rum.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:03 PM (RW8An)

112 COJ -- 7041 here, ended my 2 active as LCpl via squadron promotion. AquaMarine club at Cherry Point MCAS, too. Wasn't in very long, but still a Marine at heart. The mark of the Corps never fades.

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 04:03 PM (0Bepj)

113 I just don't understand why someone would continue to keep posting in a place where he is clearly unwelcome. Maybe it's just me, but if I'm told to go away, I go away.

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2014 04:04 PM (sdi6R)

114 97 Yeah Irongrampa, the better half has already started making noises about projects that I should be paying attention to. *shifty eyes* Maybe I should go practice my bowling. Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 08:48 PM (vVSOO) One doesn't practice bowling...you just bowl. -Zen and the art of killing a pitcher of Leinenkugel's

Posted by: model_1066 at August 31, 2014 04:04 PM (BC3pI)

115 Stephen Ambrose in his book "Citizen Soldiers" commented on conversations with American troops as they advanced across Europe. Italians were friendly, helpful, and would steal the buttons off your coat when you weren't looking. The French were dirty, lazy and expected someone else to clean up after the mess. They were arrogant and hostile. The Germans, even after their city was captured, were friendly and industrious. They didn't wait for some one to come clean up the mess. They started working immediately to rebuild. The Americans, quite to their chagrin, found that they liked the Germans the most because they reminded American troops of the American people. FWIW, Germany did not consider that they had completely rebuilt until the 1980's. That doesn't include the East. I was amazed.

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 04:06 PM (vVSOO)

116 One doesn't practice bowling...you just bowl.
--------
Ummmm, no. Just like any sport, to be good at it you have to practice. Please, it's taken years to convince my wife, just go with the flow and be a good Moron, Please?

Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 04:08 PM (vVSOO)

117 lfw....hope it goes well. I wish I had the ability to learn languages but I took German in HS and failed. I have done a lot of traveling and never had a problem communicating except in Ukraine-sadly soon to be Russia.

Posted by: bossy barbara at August 31, 2014 04:10 PM (lchei)

118
I've always considered Sport Fucking to be natural event not requiring practice, but I could be mistaken?

Posted by: Kate Upton at August 31, 2014 04:11 PM (3/wAJ)

119 I always thought Labor Day was a corollary to Mother's Day. What do I know. Amazing to see the Polar Ice Caps growing. It's almost as if there is no real way to predict things that can't be predicted.

Posted by: eleven at August 31, 2014 04:11 PM (fsLdt)

120 8 As always on a Travel thread, I suggest a quick image search for the Church in the Rock in Idar-Oberstein. Coolest looking place I've ever had the pleasure to get drunk both above and below. Plus, they hold Mass. Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2014 06:45 PM (2cS/G) Speaking of churches the most interesting church I've ever seen is the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, Columbia. It is a working cathedral carved out of an abandoned salt mine.

Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at August 31, 2014 04:12 PM (0oN6k)

121 Amazing to see the Polar Ice Caps growing. It's almost as if there is no real way to predict things that can't be predicted. Posted by: eleven at August 31, 2014 09:11 PM (fsLdt) Actually, that's not true. An unaccounted for satellite distortion occurs when we image ice caps through the unprecedented CO2 haze and the ice caps thus appear much bigger even though they are actually shrinking just like we told you they were. Don't worry, the SCIENCE is settled!

Posted by: M Mann at August 31, 2014 04:17 PM (o3MSL)

122 The Hobbits are arming the Kurds.

http://tinyurl.com/lfr9sx6

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:19 PM (WQRFj)

123

I hear ya empire1. My oldest boy is in A School and my youngest girl would've  been a BAM but for a tat she has on her wrist. She went to the Navy instead. I may get a matching tat with the boy when he graduates. 

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 04:20 PM (8tr//)

124 "The year we pulled our kids out of public schools to home school the principle of the local elementary called us up and asked us to let them come for the first week and then pull out. To get their numbers up."

Holy cow. How absolutely brazen of the educrats. I knew they were entitled and arrogant and insulated, but that takes the cake.

Good for you for telling them to get stuffed.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2014 04:20 PM (noWW6)

125 MM- but they told me when I completed my masters of science degree that science is never settled and always updating and new information is learned. That's why we have to continue with our science based educational CEU's for our entire careers. Polar ice caps melting ...What baloney!

Posted by: bossy barbara at August 31, 2014 04:22 PM (lchei)

126 Oh, and Lone Star beer is quite good, too!

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 07:38 PM (fuNj6)


Try some Shiner Bock. It's real good.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2014 04:22 PM (2w1g0)

127 Al Gore may well have caused an ice age. He should be tried before a UN Tribunal.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:23 PM (WQRFj)

128 Lone Star tastes like something a hobo might produce after getting blotto on Pabst. I second that Shiner is real beer, and yummy.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 04:24 PM (3kZUM)

129 The Hobbits are arming the Kurds. No, that's the aussies. The kiwis haven't done anything best I can see.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 04:25 PM (3kZUM)

130 It's hard to find Old Milwaukee these days.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:25 PM (WQRFj)

131 You really should try to type something.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 04:25 PM (/GgDU)

132 131 - I did..., dammit!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 04:25 PM (/GgDU)

133 Oh, and Lone Star beer is quite good, too! Don't forget Pearl. Really good. Ha.

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 04:26 PM (GmOIG)

134
"HR, I just ordered the Rosetta Stone doodah for learning German. Did I just make a mistake or will I actually learn something?"

I have no idea about the Rosetta Stone stuff myself. But how about the free online materials from Deutsche Welle?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/7bdettt

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2014 04:27 PM (noWW6)

135 I have been drinking Miller High Life that is about two years past it's freshness date.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:27 PM (WQRFj)

136
   It's evident the solution to global warming/climate change
will come via our collective wallet.

  Does this surprise anyone?

Posted by: irongrampa at August 31, 2014 04:28 PM (jeCnD)

137 Duffs or Alamo? Lol

Posted by: Ender at August 31, 2014 04:28 PM (qdmCK)

138 I second or third or whatever number I am on Shiner Bock.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:29 PM (Kazll)

139 Possibly the best beer I have ever had: Dixie. Not because it is/was great beer..., but circumstance. A sweltering hot August Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, long, long walk. Survival seemed dubious, heatstroke looming...., then..., then...., there was this funky little bar that loomed into sight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 04:30 PM (/GgDU)

140 "Despite the Frenchish name it is US territory. But they drive on the wrong side of the road. No passport required. Oh, and rum."

Driving on the wrong side AND rum?

What's the worst that could happen?

Posted by: torquewrench at August 31, 2014 04:30 PM (noWW6)

141 I have been drinking Miller High Life that is about two years past it's freshness date. Posted by: Boss Moss ----------------- Is there anything swimming in it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 04:31 PM (/GgDU)

142 They are raiding the Moon on Falling Skies tonight.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:32 PM (WQRFj)

143 HR, I just ordered the Rosetta Stone doodah for learning German. Did I just make a mistake or will I actually learn something? ------------------- Sehr gut!

Posted by: Mah nam iss Brahd at August 31, 2014 04:32 PM (/GgDU)

144 And rum. Rum drinks. Mai Tais. And Rum Punch. And Dark and Stormy. I can bring back 5/5ths tax free. Captain Morgan is about 60% the cost it is at home. And Appleton Estates Reserve is more than half off!

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:33 PM (Kazll)

145 141 They are a little cloudy. Old Beer seems to work better.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:33 PM (WQRFj)

146 I can bring back 5/5ths tax free. Captain Morgan is about 60% the cost it is at home. And Appleton Estates Reserve is more than half off!

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 09:33 PM (Kazll)



Any similar bargains on bikinis? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2014 04:34 PM (2w1g0)

147 Sam's Club is having a big sale on Rosetta Stone.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:34 PM (WQRFj)

148 @140 judging from the condition of local cars I am going to say a lot. We rented a Wrangler Unlimited and getting use out of it. Had it in 4 low twice today because I had too.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:34 PM (Kazll)

149 Try some Shiner Bock. It's real good. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon I fell in love with Shiner about 4 years ago on a trip to Houston, where we were having a corporate party at some bar (a company I am no longer with). Now I buy Shiner at home in Ohio. It is really good beer.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 31, 2014 04:35 PM (+1T7c)

150 Lessee: COJ -- my Army officer dad swore me into the Corps. Next sister went Navy, her husband was a Marine. Youngest sister went Army MP, with a husband the same. Mr. Empire is retired AF. A real military family, not so?

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 04:35 PM (tRWN9)

151 I used to drink Miller High Life about 30 years ago. However, I am not a beer snob. Whatever wets your whistle is fine.

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2014 04:35 PM (sdi6R)

152 Do you have to pay tax at those duty free liquor shops at the airport?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:36 PM (WQRFj)

153 @146 we were at a beach club today that was, yeah, about 50% off. Jeez that place was a party.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:36 PM (Kazll)

154 There is loose $#!T on this page. Could someone fix it?

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 31, 2014 04:38 PM (WQRFj)

155 However, I am not a beer snob. Whatever wets your whistle is fine. Posted by: rickl I like good beer, and I still drink Miller and such when I am out, but life is too short to settle for something crummy. A lot of my older friends (the over 60 crowd) seem to like IPA's. They are a little too hoppy and strong flavored for me. My newest favorite beer is ShockTop, a Belgian white wheat beer (but it's made in the US).

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at August 31, 2014 04:39 PM (+1T7c)

156 LABOR DAY!
"Look for the Union Label"
--- You bet I do, buddy. Oh yes I do.

Posted by: Seedy Effigy at August 31, 2014 04:39 PM (cr0Pu)

157 That's AWSOME empire1. I bet your dad was gonna bust a button when he gave you the oath. He probably won't admit to envy though.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 04:40 PM (8tr//)

158 heh! "Look for the union label"...then buy something else!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 04:42 PM (8tr//)

159 Apr 1, 2009: But, President Obama cut them off. "My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks," the president told them.

Today: Obama will have to face those pitchforks all by himself

Posted by: Terry Robbins at August 31, 2014 04:44 PM (e8kgV)

160 He probably won't admit to envy though.

-------------------------------

Heh.  03 here.  Mostly at LeJuene, but 2 years on dog and pony show duty at 8th and I.  That was good duty.  Oldest son is in Navy boot camp right now.  I'm good with that as the way the military is being used right now I wouldn't counsel anyone to be tip of the spear.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 31, 2014 04:46 PM (3W1WP)

161 COJ --- The part you may not believe is that when I was looking to join, it was Dad who suggested the Corps rather than the Army as the best. As always, he gave me good guidance. Thanks again, Dad, and blessings forever on you and Mom!

Posted by: empire1 now in TX at August 31, 2014 04:49 PM (tRWN9)

162 Did I mention they have rum here? But odd the Cokes here are imported and have high fructose corn syrup because sugar is a crop here. Hence the rum. We have taken to making our rum and Cokes with Coke Hecho in Mexico with real sugar and it is much better.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:49 PM (Kazll)

163 http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/islamic-jihad-group-captures-us-embassy-compound-in-libya About a month ago, the US fled Libya; about a week ago, the Dawn Of Libya crew took over the unguarded compound.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 04:49 PM (3kZUM)

164 World is going to shit around us. In a tropical paradise it is paradise.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 04:51 PM (Kazll)

165 August 31, 2014 will heretofore be known as The Fappening.

Posted by: Hugh G. Rection at August 31, 2014 04:51 PM (k8m83)

166 Did I mention they have rum here?

--------------------------------

Yes, and I've had a glass under the USB port for quite some time, but nothing is coming out.  An oversight on your part perhaps?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 31, 2014 04:52 PM (3W1WP)

167 Ft Bliss is on heightened alert. Isis coming over the border they think

Posted by: ThunderB at August 31, 2014 04:55 PM (zOTsN)

168 I remember my Momma singing to me at night...... Look for the Union Label.....

Posted by: Albert Gore Jr. at August 31, 2014 05:00 PM (jucos)

169 Show ISIS this : https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeakForJLaw

Posted by: Last Night at August 31, 2014 05:00 PM (rCS6C)

170 Speaking of churches the most interesting church I've ever seen is the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, Columbia. It is a working cathedral carved out of an abandoned salt mine.

Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at August 31, 2014 09:12 PM (0oN6k)


Did you see Monserrate and the Quinto de Bolivar to?

Posted by: kindltot at August 31, 2014 05:00 PM (t//F+)

171 Ft Bliss is on heightened alert. Isis coming over the border they think Posted by: ThunderB at August 31, 2014 09:55 PM (zOTsN) ***** I'm quite sure they are already here. Only questions left is in what number, where, and what do they have to work with?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 31, 2014 05:01 PM (ojnk6)

172 so I guess all the doodz here at the HQ are @ 4chan checking out Upton's noodz.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 05:02 PM (3kZUM)

173 @166 maybe there is a driver issue.

Posted by: blaster at August 31, 2014 05:02 PM (Kazll)

174 Sooooooooooo.......... 


ONT?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 31, 2014 05:03 PM (/Ay8c)

175 From the sidebar: NBC reporter says military officials are 'APOPLECTIC' over Obama's passive nonexistent foreign policy Yeah? Well, then they need to do something about it. Personally, I'd like to see the Obamas get the Ceausescu treatment in the Rose Garden on live TV.

Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2014 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

176 *waves hello from couch*

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 31, 2014 05:06 PM (KuU4f)

177 116 One doesn't practice bowling...you just bowl. -------- Ummmm, no. Just like any sport, to be good at it you have to practice. Please, it's taken years to convince my wife, just go with the flow and be a good Moron, Please? Posted by: lfw - 19 days to retirement at August 31, 2014 09:08 PM (vVSOO) Why would anybody want to be good at bowling? Oh, right...it's metaphorical, or something.

Posted by: model_1066 at August 31, 2014 05:08 PM (BC3pI)

178 ..."Personally, I'd like to see the Obamas get the Ceausescu treatment in the Rose Garden on live TV." -Posted by: rickl at August 31, 2014 10:04 PM (sdi6R) Oof. I liked this part: ..."Yeah? Well, then they need to do something about it." I believe you're exasperated, so I emphasized your distinction ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 31, 2014 05:09 PM (CCBmg)

179 Empire1... Grew up in Wilmington, DE, and became a Texan by the grace of God back on 2002. Welcome back from the Nerds in Tomball!

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at August 31, 2014 05:10 PM (Gjmrd)

180

Semper Fi empire1 and Duke!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 05:10 PM (8tr//)

181 170 Speaking of churches the most interesting church I've ever seen is the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, Columbia. It is a working cathedral carved out of an abandoned salt mine. Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at August 31, 2014 09:12 PM (0oN6k) Did you see Monserrate and the Quinto de Bolivar to? Posted by: kindltot at August 31, 2014 10:00 PM (t//F+) I saw the Monserrate, the Museo del Oro and a little lake where pre-Colombians sacrificed their gold. I did not, however, see the Quinto de Bolivar.

Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at August 31, 2014 05:11 PM (0oN6k)

182 Well my kids go to a Jewish school. They have really really enhanced school security

Posted by: thunderb at August 31, 2014 05:13 PM (JIlRq)

183 The Scene: The Oval Office, 1948 A group of agitated, worried statesmen and diplomats are meeting with President Truman ------------------------ Group spokesman - "Mr. President, the Soviets have moved troops in and blockaded Berlin!" President Truman: "Oh? Well..., it will sort itself out. I don't think I need to get involved. Now excuse me gentlemen, I have a golf date."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 05:14 PM (/GgDU)

184 My weekend has been and continues to be trying to piece together my business and life after a self-made figurative bomb shattered the  foundations of both....

Posted by: eureka! at August 31, 2014 05:15 PM (S8gBU)

185 So, do we have a strategy yet?

How about now?

Now?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 31, 2014 05:16 PM (3W1WP)

186 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 31, 2014 10:10 PM (8tr//)

------------------------

Ooh Rah!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 31, 2014 05:16 PM (3W1WP)

187 eureka! - Want to talk about it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 05:17 PM (/GgDU)

188 "Well my kids go to a Jewish school. They have really really enhanced school security." -Posted by: thunderb at August 31, 2014 10:13 PM (JIlRq) I'm picturing "Stars-of-David" throwing stars and actual Israeli Jews. ...ties to the Homeland -type Jews. ...with throwing-stars.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 31, 2014 05:18 PM (CCBmg)

189 Watching "Flying Tigers" and tomorrow is going to be a blowoff movie watching day followed by some grilling.  But mostly being lazy.  I hope you all are enjoying your extended weekend.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 31, 2014 05:19 PM (KuU4f)

190 Awfully slow around the HQ tonight.  Don't tell me you people went and got lives while I wasn't looking.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 31, 2014 05:20 PM (3W1WP)

191 It's 25 year old Israeli women with Uzis providing security. And bikinis. The waiting list is extensive.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 05:20 PM (3kZUM)

192 I hope it comes together Eureka

Posted by: fastfreefall at August 31, 2014 05:21 PM (pqOzY)

193 Evening morons.  Slipped in tub an bust lip, eight stitches.  That sucks.

Labor day and Memorial day in the South were not big events when I was going up.  Labor day more than Yankee Memorial day, since Southern Memorial day is earlier. May 10th.

Columbus Day?  WTF is that all about?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:22 PM (0FSuD)

194 Marines in the HQ tonight? *unintelligible growl*

Posted by: DC in River City at August 31, 2014 05:22 PM (e+1S5)

195 Yikes Nip Sip.  Hope you heal ok.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 31, 2014 05:22 PM (KuU4f)

196 Watching Breaking Bad Binge. I had never seen a minute of he show before, but I like it (even though I jumped in Season 3).

Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 05:22 PM (v6uvG)

197 More like armed cops, gates, ID procedures. Like Chicago schools, only not worried about the students bringing the violence.

Posted by: thunderb at August 31, 2014 05:23 PM (JIlRq)

198 Nip - Where in the hell are my fish? You were supposed to air-drop as you passed over. Sorry to hear about the stitches. No tooth damage, I hope. My dad, incidentally, slipped in the tub, broke a rib, which punctured his liver, and he died 3 days later.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 05:25 PM (/GgDU)

199 " Watching "Flying Tigers"


Oldie and goodie.  Enjoy. 


I'll be working tomorrow. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 31, 2014 05:25 PM (/Ay8c)

200 @195

Tooth went through lip.  Sober too.  Been in pool all day and feet were completely non stick.  Three hours in ER was not much fun, but shit happens.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:25 PM (0FSuD)

201 Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at August 31, 2014 10:11 PM (0oN6k)


I was there 30 years ago.  How time flies.  I do miss the lightning storms, sometimes.

Posted by: kindltot at August 31, 2014 05:26 PM (t//F+)

202 Watching Breaking Bad Binge. I had never seen a minute of he show before, but I like it (even though I jumped in Season 3).

 

Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 10:22 AM

 

Prolly shouldn't do that. If you can't start at the beginning, S3 isn't a bad place to jump in I guess. It starts to really heat up then.

Posted by: otho at August 31, 2014 05:26 PM (tBSrv)

203 If there were 25 year old armed Sabras none of the boys would be able to study. Or stand up.

Posted by: thunderb at August 31, 2014 05:26 PM (JIlRq)

204 " but I like it (even though I jumped in Season 3)."


Good.  Stuff. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 31, 2014 05:26 PM (/Ay8c)

205 I'll be working tomorrow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 31, 2014 10:25 PM (/Ay8c)




Sorry to hear that, my friend.  I'm just happy to have an extra day off.  Next extended time off is Thanksgiving week, which I think I may have the entire week off mandatory.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 31, 2014 05:26 PM (KuU4f)

206 Hammer, we killed em.  Weather was perfect.  One day on lake, 20 cut throats and 5 Brookies.  Caught some Browns on the river and stayed reasonably sober.


My diet is shoot to hell.
 

Glad to be home to fuck up doing nothing.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:27 PM (0FSuD)

207 Columbus Day? WTF is that all about? ----------- The celebration of an event that started a chain reaction that over time took some ancestors of mine out of their benighted,people sacrificing,Huitzilopochtli worshipping ways and ultimately saw me being born in this mighty fine country. I celebrate Columbus day like i won the lottery. Because i did. America, fuck yeah.

Posted by: fastfreefall at August 31, 2014 05:28 PM (pqOzY)

208 Is the stuff with Tucho (Ray Cruz) S2 or S3? Can't recall.

Posted by: otho at August 31, 2014 05:29 PM (tBSrv)

209 @198

Wow.  Nothing but busted lip.  I've had broken ribs, NOT fun.


You fuck up your liver, shit is going down hill fast.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:29 PM (0FSuD)

210 Columbus Day is for people who don't know Leif Erickson was here first

Posted by: thunderb at August 31, 2014 05:29 PM (JIlRq)

211 Nip Sip Slip Bit Lip Hospital Trip. That was hard enough to type. No way I'm saying it 3 times fast.

Posted by: freaked at August 31, 2014 05:30 PM (JdEZJ)

212 I actually love Columbus Day.  The Great NYC vs Boston Tomato war is usually held that weekend in Stowe VT. 



A wild rugby drunk version of capture the flag with hot yuppie women.  And yes, I did get laid.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:31 PM (0FSuD)

213 That looks like a fun day, y-not!

Posted by: Alana at August 31, 2014 05:34 PM (mG7db)

214 Evening morons. Slipped in tub an bust lip, eight stitches. That sucks.

Labor day and Memorial day in the South were not big events when I was going up. Labor day more than Yankee Memorial day, since Southern Memorial day is earlier. May 10th.

Columbus Day? WTF is that all about?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 10:22 PM (0FSuD)



You taken inventory on the teeth yet?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2014 05:35 PM (2w1g0)

215 I only take showers. Screw the tub.

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 05:36 PM (GmOIG)

216 Got to step into tub to take shower.  Tub is deep.  Old is ugly.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:38 PM (0FSuD)

217 You fuck up your liver, shit is going down hill fast. Posted by: Nip --------------------- I checked Vegas. Current odds are at 50:1 that you will be more cautious in the future.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 05:39 PM (/GgDU)

218 Nip - Great local interview with Pat McCrory last Thursady on the radio. I can give the podcast address if you are interested.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 05:40 PM (/GgDU)

219 My dad, incidentally, slipped in the tub, broke a rib, which punctured his liver, and he died 3 days later.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 10:25 PM (/GgDU)



Just goes to show you, being an unbathed hobo can be life-enhancing. My condolences for the loss of your father. I'm guessing this was not recently?



I fell off a wall in a garden, doing stupid human tricks with bottle rockets. Broke two bones in my right wrist. But I'm all better now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2014 05:41 PM (2w1g0)

220 Tuco shows up in Breaking Bad in Season 1 but plays the biggest part in Season 2.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 31, 2014 05:41 PM (KuU4f)

221 208 Is the stuff with Tucho (Ray Cruz) S2 or S3? Can't recall. Posted by: otho at August 31, 2014 10:29 PM (tBSrv) --I think I joined in on Episode 3, so it was either Season 2 or one of the first couple of 3.

Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 05:41 PM (v6uvG)

222 "Watching Breaking Bad Binge. I had never seen a minute of he show before, but I like it (even though I jumped in Season 3)." -Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 10:22 PM (v6uvG) It took me a long time (fourth season), to get into it, but the twists-and-turns are a quality roller-coaster. I binge-watched the first three after that season. I did the same thing with The Walking Dead. ...and "24". -I'm a reluctant subscriber, I suppose. Watch the entire season and you might just grab Netflix or get the DVDs. -It is a good show.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 31, 2014 05:42 PM (CCBmg)

223 I reckon Apple's stock is going to take a beatin' this week

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 31, 2014 05:42 PM (3kZUM)

224 Got to step into tub to take shower. Tub is deep. Old is ugly.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 10:38 PM (0FSuD)



You can have the enamel in the tub acid-etched to make it less slippery. Probably a good idea for us older folks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2014 05:43 PM (2w1g0)

225 It took us about five or six episodes to get into Breaking Bad.  Season 2 is where we really got hooked.  Just really got sucked into the whole thing.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 31, 2014 05:44 PM (KuU4f)

226 I'm currently number 1 in NASCAR fantasy in my group. That makes me happy. Could change Though.

Posted by: Ronster at August 31, 2014 05:45 PM (GmOIG)

227 Alberta - My dad...,yeah, when I was 19. Local guy thought it would be fun to walk across the spillway the local lake. Never occurred to him that it might be slippery/slimey. They pulled his body out later that day. We have idiots falling off of waterfalls all of the time here. People feel compelled to try and walk across the top.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 31, 2014 05:45 PM (/GgDU)

228 "You can have the enamel in the tub acid-etched to make it less slippery. Probably a good idea for us older folks." -Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2014 10:43 PM (2w1g0) Super Glue and Play Sand is good enough for my Father and it should be good enough for you.

Posted by: Homer Simpson[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 31, 2014 05:46 PM (CCBmg)

229 Posted by: Slapweasel at August 31, 2014 10:42 PM (CCBmg) --I've watched all of 24 (well, missed some of Live Another Day); went back and bought Seasons 1-5 and Redemption --the rest is blah. I'm sure I'll have a BB marathon over Christmas when I can bum my dad's Netflix.

Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 05:47 PM (v6uvG)

230 ONT is NOOD!

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 31, 2014 05:47 PM (CCBmg)

231 "I'm sure I'll have a BB marathon over Christmas when I can bum my dad's Netflix." -Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2014 10:47 PM (v6uvG) *HAH!* Cool.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at August 31, 2014 05:48 PM (CCBmg)

232 I've almost lost my ass in this tub a hundred times because the damn thing is so deep, it's got a jacuzzi in it, which has been used twice in 20 years.


Note to self. Climb in, don't step in. 


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 31, 2014 05:49 PM (0FSuD)

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