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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1845 on: November 15, 2018, 05:26:16 pm »
I love the ones with the slide cutter.

The wife has a container like thing that you drop any box of wrap into and it has a slide cutter built into the top of it. I must say, it's pretty slick. Never even have to take the stuff out of the drawer to use it.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1846 on: December 22, 2018, 06:14:06 am »

… the stock market.   What a joke.     >:(


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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1847 on: December 22, 2018, 06:22:47 am »
… the stock market.   What a joke.     >:(

And the joke is on us. I'm not laughing though...   :'(
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1848 on: December 22, 2018, 07:56:42 am »
Neither am i...
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1849 on: December 22, 2018, 05:47:38 pm »
It is tough for us old- timers, either retired or close enough that a drop in the market stings. Too old to shrug it off and recover, too invested to be immune and wary as to whether this is just a correction or the first corner in a plummet. Even trickier now because if this IS just a correction, it is a terrible time to bail out and take the loss.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1850 on: December 23, 2018, 09:41:08 am »
Shoes make me crazy and annoyed.  You know the type with that thingmajig in the center of the tongue the newer shoes have these days.   Damnably difficult to tighten the laces fully with this.  Finally said f it and relaced the shoes without it.  I hates it I does.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1851 on: December 23, 2018, 02:19:00 pm »
Shoes make me crazy and annoyed.

Tell me about it.  Very few are wide enough.  Can't find a pair of wide, rubber-soled, cordovan wingtips anymore and have been looking for several years.  Seems my favorite color is no longer "hip".

When I FINALLY found sneakers that fit (New Balance, guess that is no surprise) and comfortable, and of decent quality, I went and bought 8 pair of them and vacuum sealed them in plastic for future use.  I have since realized after wearing a single pair of them for 4 years almost every day now, they still are in great condition, I might have a lifetime supply :)  I am still shocked at how well they have held up- everything else I tried in the past fell apart in a year.  Guess I can't pass on a higher recommendation than THAT.  (These are model 608, suede, although it won't matter much, since they were discontinued years ago).
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1852 on: December 23, 2018, 03:40:00 pm »
when you find a pair of shoes, or boots, yhat you 'find astoundingly comfortable" always buy 3 more pairs... and bag them and store them....

15 yeqrs ago, I found a pair of extremely perfect GoreTex lined slip on boots, ankle height, for like $40, from Sportsmans Guide.. bought them, wore them fore a week... and my new puppy chewed them to to pieces... dammit... I bought 2 more pairs immediatly, and stored a pair, and they went "out of distribution" shortly there after.. sure glad I did what I did, now, both pairs, while the uppers are still in tact, will be re soled someday.. I should have bought 4 pairs, as they were so nice for every day wear.

made by Wolverine, so I know they were good, but at the end of the run from them... pity, they were soooooo perfect.  Had some Merrill hiking boots, I bought local 25 years ago like that, closout sale, $150 boots for $60, they only had one pair left, they lasted me 10 years mountain biking, and were worn every day for over 5 years..and actually had them re soled with new vibrams,  I tried to find something close by Merrill, and when purchased, they never even made it 6 months.. ripped, eyelets pulled out, total crap.

Bought some Bike Boots from Iron Pony on closeouts, M2R GoreTex model, I still wear them after 15 years, and have "patched and resealed / glued etc., to keep using them $80 boots... I bought a second pair just after they went out of production, they are tight, but still new, and hope they continue to give the same performance the originals did...

man, everytime I put a boot or shoe on, and realize it fits perfectly from day one... I say buy extra's...

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1853 on: January 08, 2019, 05:59:07 am »
We just spent a month down in Florida. Tallahassee, Orlando, Naples, and Key West (Stock Island).

What makes me crazy and annoyed about Florida?

The drivers suck!!! I've never seen so many idiots behind the wheel. I've driven in many states and hands down Florida has the worst. It's not just on the highways either, it's ALL over.

Ya'll saw the news about that tragic accident near Gainsville on I-75 on 1-3-19? We drove through that very area exactly one hour before that accident occurred.  :o
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1854 on: January 08, 2019, 06:44:39 am »
That's because all the old folks from New England moved to FL. They couldn't drive in NE either.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1856 on: January 08, 2019, 10:56:50 am »
That is amazing- my state is not even in the top 25 and here I thought it should be 2nd or 3rd.

I was sure I was doing my best but as Boxer said, "I will work harder".  ;D

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..from last year, but I'll take Mr. C's word that nothing has changed.

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/florida-has-the-worst-drivers-in-the-nation-ranked-1-two-years-in-a-row
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1857 on: January 08, 2019, 02:48:06 pm »
Drivers are pretty crazy where I live near Fredericksburg, VA.  I can tell the difference after being somewhere other than here in the craziness quotient.  Gets worse as you go north.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1858 on: January 08, 2019, 02:53:21 pm »


..from last year, but I'll take Mr. C's word that nothing has changed.

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/florida-has-the-worst-drivers-in-the-nation-ranked-1-two-years-in-a-row


I'm not convinced the statistics in this list are the final word on bad drivers. I would nominate Texas, #9 on this list, to be in the top 5 at least. One of the statistics not on this list but certainly should be is: "Number of drivers permanently in the left lane going less than the speed limit". Texas would be #1 for that statistic. I've been spending some time in Oklahoma (#3) and I can say without a doubt, TX has WAY more drivers parked in the left lane than OK.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1859 on: January 08, 2019, 02:59:59 pm »
We have a large portion of left lane lolly gaggers in my area, I'll have you know.   At least now in VA you can get ticketed it for it.
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