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Offline MrPepsi

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #885 on: March 04, 2013, 09:36:35 am »
Mind your p's and q's comes from English pubs and taverns of the seventeenth century. Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patron :chugbeer:s, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs".
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #886 on: March 04, 2013, 09:51:34 am »
After doing a quick search I found that there could be another explenation.

Another origin of the story of "mind your Ps and Qs" comes from early printing presses. Printers placed individual letters on a frame to print a page of text. The letters were reversed, making it easy to mistake lowercase ps and qs in setting the type. A reminder to stay watchful of the details could have come from this time as well.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #887 on: March 04, 2013, 10:15:58 am »
My wife and I got our sleds out for two hours of snow drift bustin fun yesterday.



It looks like tomorrow is gonna be a snow day off of work. Time to get those sleds out again!    ;D

...WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...7 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...SNOW MAY FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY
  EVENING. ACCUMULATION RATES OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR ARE
  POSSIBLE AT TIMES MAKING SNOW REMOVAL DIFFICULT AND TRAVEL
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. THIS WILL POTENTIALLY IMPACT THE MORNING
  RUSH HOUR TUESDAY AND VERY LIKELY WILL IMPACT THE LATE AFTERNOON
  AND EARLY EVENING RUSH HOUR. NORTHERLY WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH
  AT TIMES LATER TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT WILL LIKELY CAUSE
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #888 on: March 05, 2013, 05:08:36 am »
Snow day baby!

Yes sir! No work today and I still get paid.  ;D I'll be out on my sled later, after a leisurely workout and breakfast, maybe a nice soak in the hot tub first.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #889 on: March 05, 2013, 05:39:36 am »
It will be snowing here on Wednesday, so they say.  Since I work out of the house, I won't be taking time off.  I think I'll do that on Friday, though....that is, take off.   Won't be any riding as there will be too much salt and sand on the road.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #890 on: March 05, 2013, 07:16:36 am »
I have a home office also. Snow day for me means I get the ATV out and plow the driveway between conference calls. I'm still outside on an ATV so it's still motorsports right?

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #891 on: March 06, 2013, 04:17:26 am »
Snowing here this morning.  Very wet snow.  The wife is in the RAV4 heading to work.  Roads aren't too bad yet....at least for the RAV.  Feds are closed but Dahlgren is open.  Directv doesn't work.  The snow is blocking the signal for now.....drats!
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #892 on: March 06, 2013, 04:36:59 am »
I'm beat today! You know that when you're out beating on those snow drifts with your sled that those drift beat back? It was a whole lotta fun though!
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #893 on: March 06, 2013, 04:43:45 am »
Directv is back on, thank goodness...  I got kids home today.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #894 on: March 06, 2013, 04:47:56 am »
Directv is back on, thank goodness...  I got kids home today.

You dodged a bullet!
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #895 on: March 06, 2013, 05:13:48 am »
Directv is back on, thank goodness...  I got kids home today.

Does this mean you don't have to play in the snow?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #896 on: March 06, 2013, 05:26:50 am »
Their mom will do that when she wakes up later this afternoon (she works nights), assuming that the snow is still there.  The temps are rising here, but it's snowing like all get out in the western part of the state.  My armor tends to get rusty in snow and I don't like the cold either anymore.  We're right on the snow/rain line at the moment.  Front Royal is getting plastered and Charlottesville has 20k out of power.  The winds are picking up which doesn't bode well with wet heavy snow.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #897 on: March 06, 2013, 05:53:12 am »
Luck to you.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #898 on: March 06, 2013, 07:19:31 am »
You too...
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #899 on: March 06, 2013, 11:51:59 am »
This is where I park my bike at work. Looks like it'll be a while before I get to do that.

(the sign is ~8' tall)

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