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    Jeff Preston
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    For a moment there I thought I stumbled into the Balsamico thread.

    It’s all just one big ol’ thread maaan.

    So I’ve heard. 🤪

    JP

    A morning poem:
    Coffee, coffee, coffee. Everyone shut up. Coffee.

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    Just took a drive out to Sisterdale, TX and bought a case of assorted wines from Sister Creek Vineyards. The Chardonnay was the surprise win of the tasting. It was tres française in style; dry, flinty, with sharp fruit. Not at all a butteroakvanilla bomb.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    Sorry to be so quiet lately. I’m in a place where I write things and then delete them because I think, “no one cares about that shit anymore.” Couple of other things:

    • spending large portions of my day in the studio writing crappy songs
    • cutting out all wine and staying pretty sober, so less inclined to take online stupidity breaks.

    Really just trying to find my happy place with the songwriting again, but it really is an immersive experience for me and it takes over everything else. Who knows, maybe I’ll eventually write something decent?

    Your right, if you don’t tell people about stuff it’s hard for them to care.  Sometimes it’s just hard to put into words.  When I was in collage I took a creative writing class.  One thing I found useful is if I’m going to sit down and write it helps to start with 15-20min of free writing.  Write what ever comes into your mind.  If nothing comes to mind, write it “nothing is coming to mind, I can’t think of anything.  My mind is vacant and unencumbered with todays events,,,,”.  It always seem to help get me going

    RattFink, RattFank, RattFunk, Rattbones

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    Just took a drive out to Sisterdale, TX and bought a case of assorted wines from Sister Creek Vineyards. The Chardonnay was the surprise win of the tasting. It was tres française in style; dry, flinty, with sharp fruit. Not at all a butteroakvanilla bomb.

    A friend of mine was living in the TX hill country for the last few years and he had lots of good things to say about the wine. Whites are rarely my favorites, especially the ones made around this part of WA, but it’s always nice to find one that isn’t nothing but cask.

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    I was driving like an idiot today and clipped a curb. 2 flat tires. My other two tires were down to the wear bar, so this forced my hand in buying new tires. I got a decent deal on some actual SUV tires that were the same rim size as my car, so I ended up with some Cooper Discoverers. While the car was up, they noticed that my coil springs had worn completely through and had broken. It’s still driveable (and not necessarily unsafe), so I’ll be looking into strut replacements here after my next paycheck.

    But you had fun, right? Aside from your first paycheck being suspiciously short the identical amount of twin McPhearson struts, how’s the new job?

    The new job is pretty good – I’m allowed a lot of leeway and freedom to get the job done.  It’s nice having an employer trust you to do the right thing.

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    Sorry to be so quiet lately. I’m in a place where I write things and then delete them because I think, “no one cares about that shit anymore.” Couple of other things:

    • spending large portions of my day in the studio writing crappy songs
    • cutting out all wine and staying pretty sober, so less inclined to take online stupidity breaks.

    Really just trying to find my happy place with the songwriting again, but it really is an immersive experience for me and it takes over everything else. Who knows, maybe I’ll eventually write something decent?

    Your right, if you don’t tell people about stuff it’s hard for them to care. Sometimes it’s just hard to put into words. When I was in collage I took a creative writing class. One thing I found useful is if I’m going to sit down and write it helps to start with 15-20min of free writing. Write what ever comes into your mind. If nothing comes to mind, write it “nothing is coming to mind, I can’t think of anything. My mind is vacant and unencumbered with todays events,,,,”. It always seem to help get me going

    This song I’m working right now on has the working title of The Autobiographical Song because it’s just a romp through different phases of my life and how it all went to shit but somehow turned out ok in the end.  At least so far; the end is a ways off, I hope.  I’ve been in a reflective mood lately but also pretty happy, which is a weird juxtaposition.  Usually I’m moved to write by angst, not contentment.  But I’ll take whatever I can get at this point.

    Signature change for the win!

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    You should never need “one or two” tires. You should need all four at the same time. This means that you’re not rotating them properly. You should be rotating tires with every oil change, every other, at the minimum! No car in history is worse for alignment woes, than the old vettes. I did just convert to adjustable arms as well, and it was a god send for me, I couldnt be happier. That being said, in the non adjustable case, the arms are usually “bent” to give the proper number. Especially if adding new struts would correct it, since shortening the arm with a bend would do the same as lifting the car. I’ve been a drag racing, backyard, hillbilly mechanic, for three decades, and even with my ultra poor driving habits, I’ve never needed tires! Proper maint is the key!

    Well, all 4 were worn down…what I meant was that “They were all worn to fuck anyway and I was just hemming and hawing and trying to avoid actually buying tires, until I got a sudden bout of inspiration in the form of a golf-ball sized hole in two of ’em”

    They wore prematurely because the front end was all fucked up over the years, with a few joints and bushings worn completely out, so the camber was all confuckulated.  I legitimately thought nothing of it because ever since I bought the car in 2015, it’s creaked while turning.  Turns out, that’s not supposed to happen, so I drove it for 5 years thinking it was normal, and that tire wear like I was getting (necessitating a full rotation every 6 months b/c of uneven wear on the inside of every damn tire).  So, I got less than 4 years out of the old set of tires.

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    Anyone else grab an SV-Pre?

    ✨⚡️💥

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    The new job is pretty good – I’m allowed a lot of leeway and freedom to get the job done. It’s nice having an employer trust you to do the right thing.

    Awesome.

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    … all went to shit but somehow turned out ok in the end.

    c05xLkz

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    the end is a ways off, I hope.

    c05xLkz-1

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    Spidey2112
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    But I’ll take whatever I can get at this point.

    c05xLkz-2

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    I think I need a cold shower.

    You actually hit the Tropic Thunder Trifecta.  Good job!

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    Shawn73
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    So what’s everyone drinking tonight?!

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    So what’s everyone drinking tonight?!

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    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    Ink jet printer had been down at work, for well over a week.  We easily have +50 technicians across three tours, and no one knows anything.

    Drained it and ran cleaner through it the first day.  Primed with ink and calibrated the second.  Two days later, it’s still up.  As long as the brainiacs stay away from it, it’ll probably be fault free for a long time.

    Why is this difficult?  Instead of a little OJT (I’ve offered… they wouldn’t pay the extra $.50/hour to spread the love), the powers that be have in mind to just purchase more maintenance free printers… ignorant of the fact their workforce is still not a good return on their… ‘investment’… in them.

    Sad.

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    So what’s everyone drinking tonight?!

    Homebrewed Double Two Hearted

    Can’t decide on a name for this brew…

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    LBS-bass
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    Ink jet printer had been down at work, for well over a week. We easily have +50 technicians across three tours, and no one knows anything.

    Drained it and ran cleaner through it the first day. Primed with ink and calibrated the second. Two days later, it’s still up. As long as the brainiacs stay away from it, it’ll probably be fault free for a long time.

    Why is this difficult? Instead of a little OJT (I’ve offered… they wouldn’t pay the extra $.50/hour to spread the love), the powers that be have in mind to just purchase more maintenance free printers… ignorant of the fact their workforce is still not a good return on their… ‘investment’… in them.

    Sad.

    Because having training doesn’t make you a smart person.  I have learned this from doctors who never think past what they’ve learned when faced with a difficult case.  They just punt what they don’t understand to some other specialty.

    Signature change for the win!

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    #154760
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    So what’s everyone drinking tonight?!

    Evolution series Hazy IPA by Boise Brewing, and a small dram of WT Rare Breed Bourbon.

    DSC03278

    “If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
    ― George Carlin

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