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1 hour ago, BigStewMan said:

 i do like the beach, del taco, dogs, cheetos, and coffee

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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29 minutes ago, HDBRbuilder said:

So, how does that work with Del Taco?  You walk into one you have never visited and they ask for your phone number and up pops your favorite order??  COOL!!🤣

 

So, do they wear costumes of Disneyland characters with food industry gloves on their hands?

with all the money that i’ve spent there since 1970, my picture is probably hanging on the wall in all of them. 

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4 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

with all the money that i’ve spent there since 1970, my picture is probably hanging on the wall in all of them. 

The Del Taco wall of shame, huh?

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2 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

Retired from the military then from the county government.  

i play the guitar and make interesting comments on the klipsch forum.

 

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7 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

and have a plan for how to use your time.  i quit working at a young age and found it exceptionally boring when all of my friends still had jobs. a lot of time -- nobody to spend it with.

 

I was expecting to die with my bowling/work shoes on. Wrench in hand... I ended up doing a "death watch" on the place. Talk about depressing. I could do whatever I wanted... so I went home. Lots of work to be done. No parts. Didn't matter. They ran all the business off. Only 15 mins to Tucson from there... And they went. I worked there when the place was new and saw it die. 25years later.

the phone call

"Bill, if you have things you want... you best get them NOW. They are boarding up the place"...  Should have brought some things that weren't mine... like a drill press.  Someone snagged the lane machine. It was a $25,000 item [new].  My air compressor disappeared. not my style paybacks are a ....

enough about that...

 

  I ended up househusbanding. Domestic engineer. I'm good at it. Like it is a different story.  Spent half my life cleaning up other people's mess. Custodian deluxe.  Still trying to retire. Wife keeps finding things for me to do. I have a list of my own.

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i used to have a half dozen bowling pins around the house.  once upon a time, i was going to make a lamp out of one of them; but that never happened.

 

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3 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

Love guitars and have badly wanted to build one; but, i just know that i haven’t the skill and would frustrate myself.

 

Always wanted to do that too. I also don't have a workshop... Actually would love to build a reproduction of a Gibson ES140. I used to own one, paid $100 for it in original brown case with the pink lining. The body is about the size of an LP, but hollow with about a three to four inch depth. Very cool guitar. Mine was a sunburst like the one in the pic (not mine). The other is one next to an LP, so you can see the size (except it is a thin body).

Bruce

 

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Steve - you asked about the humidity. It hasn't bothered me and my skin likes the moisture. The drier climates are starting to do me in. While in the Philippines at Christmas, we were with family in Palawan. It was about 75 at night and 85 during the day with a nice breeze off the ocean. Yes, got a little warm in the sun, but it was nice. Manila would suck... hot, crowded, too many people and dirty air.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Marvel said:

 

Always wanted to do that too. I also don't have a workshop... Actually would love to build a reproduction of a Gibson ES140. I used to own one, paid $100 for it in original brown case with the pink lining. The body is about the size of an LP, but hollow with about a three to four inch depth. Very cool guitar. Mine was a sunburst like the one in the pic (not mine). The other is one next to an LP, so you can see the size (except it is a thin body).

Bruce

 

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I have a sunburst epiphone copy of a 175 and it’s very nice (epiphone is a very good bang for the buck). i don’t have a les paul; but if i do get one i’m undecided between a gold top or a black beauty. my next electric is already picked out ... it’s a Duesenberg Rusty Steel -- a bit pricy at about $5K but that’s what i want.  

 

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10 hours ago, Marvel said:

Manila would suck... hot, crowded, too many people

 

Honolulu, too

   I don't do well in urban environments. Just me. I'm glad there are folks that can tolerate it. Less folks here. lol

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12 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

i used to have a half dozen bowling pins around the house.  once upon a time, i was going to make a lamp out of one of them; but that never happened.

 

 

* with 6 pins around you must have become efficient at the “PBA 4”or “Greek Cathedral”  - providing you had the ball to go with the pins 🎳

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18 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

 you’ve been in that BS Section before, you know the amount of brain power on this forum

Well with that you should know you have nothing to worry about, maby improve the beating a dead horse skills and trying to change minds that could never change.

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Didn't know quite where to put this but it needed to be put somewhere 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Marvel said:

Steve - you asked about the humidity. It hasn't bothered me and my skin likes the moisture. The drier climates are starting to do me in. While in the Philippines at Christmas, we were with family in Palawan. It was about 75 at night and 85 during the day with a nice breeze off the ocean. Yes, got a little warm in the sun, but it was nice. Manila would suck... hot, crowded, too many people and dirty air.

 

 

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Looks like you could always jump in for a cool down dip if you're too hot anyway. S-W-E-E-T

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19 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

we need to make del taco great again.

That will never happen...except maybe it they leave the alley cats out of the food source line-up and use pure-breed cats, instead!  I doubt that they would do that, though, due to the additional food costs involved, since those alley cats are for free behind the place near the trash cans!

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Someone say 'tater salad'?

 

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* Genaddi GTX1 number 13
* Listed with the Shelby American Automobile Club Registry
* 5.4 liter supercharged V8 / 550 horsepower
* Ricardo 6-speed manual transaxle / Helical limited-slip differential
* Factory air conditioning
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Removable 3-piece top / Removable rear window
* Black leather interior / Optional McIntosh audio
* Accufab performance X-pipe exhaust
* Centennial White paint / Painted Midnight Blue stripes
* The GT Garage upgrade and service record
* All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
* We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

 

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What you do a snow day when your have lots and lots of lemons (simple syrup for this made this morning):

 

 

 

 

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