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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Today at 03:33:53 pm »
Nah, no gin tonight.  It's beer night.  Konig Ludwig for me and the voices, although I do hate to share.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 01:45:50 pm »
Hey, paranoia is just good thinkin' when everyone is looking at you.... and I guess the 'everyone' could be 'all the rocks'.

A little more gin should take care of all of that, and more.

Brian

Of course they talk.  You know I hear voices all the time.  I'm assuming they are telling me the truth, otherwise I'd be paranoid.  I'm pretty sure I'm not paranoid...I'll ask them.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Today at 01:00:47 pm »
Of course they talk.  You know I hear voices all the time.  I'm assuming they are telling me the truth, otherwise I'd be paranoid.  I'm pretty sure I'm not paranoid...I'll ask them.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 10:47:04 am »
But do they like you back Jim? Do they? Do they really or are they just saying they do?

Brian

I like rocks.  Low maintenance.
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Introductions / Re: New to me C14
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 10:46:00 am »
Hey Art,

Congrats on the bike and welcome.

It took most of us quite a bit of time and effort (and often expense) to fit these bikes to our tastes and needs. I was a long time finding the windshield, handlebar placement, peg position and type and saddle that I could ride for extended amounts of time, though a few of my rides have been a little 'long' and so comfort is of much higher priority than it probably is to some others. Still, it is very common to 'twiddle' with these bikes (sport tourers) to get them to be a better fit for each of us.

At least the model is now old enough that there are a lot of farkles out there. When I bought mine, I had one choice in larger windshields (CalSci) and no choices in handlebar alterations, not even risers available yet. But now there are plenty of places to get between you and your money. :-)  But it really is a nice, rugged and reliable bike overall and most like it a lot.

Brian

Hi everyone..... My name is Art and I am from Jacksonville, Fl.  I just traded an FJR for a 2014 C14 and am in the process of getting used to the heavier bike. I think that it rides smoother, engine is quieter but I am going to have to add risers to the handlebars. The bike has a Sargent seat on it and it isn't really very comfortable to me. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and learn more about the Concours.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by gPink on Today at 10:40:12 am »
Do you talk to your rock, Jim?  ???
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Today at 10:26:18 am »
I like rocks.  Low maintenance.
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Introductions / Re: New to me C14
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Today at 10:25:42 am »
Welcome!
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 10:19:46 am »
Thanks for the tip on the food- we will take a look. Going to the store shortly for litter, litter box, cat- carrier (not the screw- type  ;D) and cat food. This does not mean we  are keeping her of course, she could go to the pound any minute, but the Vet. appointment on Monday kinda' belies that perhaps.....  :o

I grew up with cats and am quite familiar with the species. And I both like as well as respect them; nature has honed them to be outstanding hunters, and a 9 lb. house cat is more or less identical to any of the larger cats (behavior, hunting, stalking and independent behavior, lions excepted as they live cooperatively in prides). But they are quite different from dogs, and <generally> I prefer dogs for a whole bunch of reasons. That said, as I said, I do appreciate cats for what they are, and this one (Phoebe at the moment  ::) ) is a very nice version of one; not wary or retreating at all, and not timid. I hate reaching out to any pet and having it 'duck' or pull back out of fear. This kitten is very forthright, not aggressive but also not in the least fearful or retiring; reaching out to her and she leans in to get to you also. She is now getting a little more independent but not aloof, and still follows me around like a puppy.

Just as an aside, this is NOT a pet thread (I think we have one of those), this one looks like a Chartreux, going by the photos on the 'Net. Really beautiful cat, neutral gray but with a very symmetrical slightly silver 'mask' from her eyes down to her jawline. Kinda' different.

Brian


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Anyway, very cute/nice cat!  And cats "coming to you" doesn't make them a dog, it makes them a cat.  Every cat I have owned comes to me, loves on me, talks to me, and interacts regularly (just not every second, which is FINE).  :)

BTW- not a good idea to feed cats [cow] milk products very frequently.  Grab a bag of "Blue Buffalo" (freaky name)- has no grain, no by-products, is high-nutrition, convenient, not smelly, long shelf/floor life... it is a high quality food that is worth the price- less waste, fewer health problems.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by Eupher on Today at 10:11:29 am »
Pet ownership -- yup, that can be expensive.

Mrs. E and I have 4 dogs and a parrot. By far, the costliest pet has been our purebred golden retriever. She's 9 years old now and some of her health issues (allergies, heart murmur, fatty lumps (benign), dew claw-ectomy, and a dozen things I can't even remember right now) have subsided or gone into remission. But the monthly heartworm meds, rabies shots, kennel cough shots, boarding, grooming, and food runs us about $5K per year for all 4 dogs.  :yikes:

The parrot is far easier on the pocketbook as we prepare her food rather than buy it ready-made. Dog food costs us about $140 a month.

Three of the four dogs are getting on in years. The golden is 2nd oldest at 9; our oldest is an Aussie at ~10; and our canine pack leader, a female lab mix, is 8 now. So the meds and vet visits become more frequent.
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