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18 hours ago, JohnJ said:

T-storms can be brutal to tragic depending on the size and duration.

 

We get brutal to tragic... but, most of the time our "thunderstorms" are more of a thunder cloud and are  a tempest in a teapot. I call them popcorn storms and can be rather entertaining... We don't [generally] get the black wall of death t-storms midwesterners are more familiar with.

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Two places I've lived in my life had fresh bodies of water nearby. CLT then here near the east coast Death Valley.

Here much more than a river and a lake both north and south, it's an envelopment almost by Lake Hartwell and what's connected. So heat makes the dark cumulus clouds build all day, then we get the furious ones. 

 

Nothing like the spring of `83 or `84 when there was one of those historic outbreaks of twisters.  Not in a long time. Worked at a sub shop on the Buford Hwy across from Peachtree/Dekalb Airport. It was a Cessna and Leer Jet sized airport. We saw a big one flipping planes, tossing/smashing them like a kid with some Matchbox's. Told the folks eating to come back behind the counter away from all the glass.

 

Got to have the rain, I like it better when there's no cleanup afterwards!

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21 hours ago, JohnJ said:

Tell me about this "Diablo Pizza"

spicy sausage or peppers? maybe both?

lot´s of tomatosauce and pepperoni not too hot, turkish spicy salami, red bell peppers , garlic, onions,chester cheese, spices for pizza, pizza dough....

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Pizza's bankroll this town w/6 places.  I'm good with a couple of the better places in town but once a a while I load up on frozen ones at the store.  I lean towards Paul Newman's brand a lot for the pizza's, spaghetti sauces and salsa.

 

When I was shooting I'd fill in for Associated Press  when they needed me so long ago I picked up the Indy car circuit @ Mid-Ohio which is about 20 miles away from me.  Paul Newman was the assignment so I knew what time he was going to drive his car for a while.  Not an indy car but a Nissan I think.  I shot two pics of him in the car before he went out.  He said you only took two how do you know you got a good pic of me?  I laffed  and said you drive and I'll shoot cause you're time is more important than mine.  You'll be good!  He invited me over to his bus to eat then hit the course.  Had something for me to try he said.  

 

Every year until he passed  I'd migrate to the bus to eat and sample his new stuff.  He was a proud papa and told me about his new pizza he was going to come out with when his sales were strong enough to support two of his pizza's.  He sat down with me several times and talked about his battle plan and  how it was going to continue after he was gone.  He was one smart cookie when it came to business.  I just had the first pizza from his new line last night.  Killer and just like he described it.  Totally different crust with some added different cheeses.  It was going to be made in Italy and shipped to the US, which I thought was nuts.  Yup, the one I had was marked "made in Italy." on it.

 

Even though I sat here chewing on it I was amazed when I saw the box and realized what he said was gonna happen actually happened after his death.  Sure it costs more but he said people would pay the price because it was great and different.  That it is.  Try one.  In a green box w/the rest of his pizza's.  Carry on! 

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It is 9.pm , we have 75 F , it was again expectedly hot today. I'm still sitting on the high terrace in front of my music room , have just made preparations for the shipment of speaker cables tomorrow ,. What is gone is gone I always say ...then I have more time tomorrow for other things. There is always something to do at the house, in the garden, on the vehicles...We are waiting for the big rain........

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Dave1291 said:

When I was shooting I'd fill in for Associated Press  when they needed me so long ago I picked up the Indy car circuit @ Mid-Ohio which is about 20 miles away from me.  Paul Newman was the assignment so I knew what time he was going to drive his car for a while.  Not an indy car but a Nissan I think. 

 

Back in the day when racing at Sebring, most of us stayed at the Kenilworth Hotel. It was an old Florida grand hotel. Paul Newman always got the bridal suite which was much nicer than the 3d floor rooms with no a/c where I usually ended up. The rest of the year when SCCA races were at Sebring, it was a “catfight” to reserve the bridal suite so the lucky wife could say she slept in same bed as Paul Newman. Ah, the good old days…

 

 

BTW, as I recall he was racing a Datsun 510 sedan at time you mention. Great car.

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When I searched after posting that I found a HOT recipe. I've had some salami that was spicy before at a NY Deli back home... real Reubins were what I got there all the time. Check out the peppers in this Diablo Pizza

 

1 packet active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

3 cups flour, plus more for dusting

1 teaspoon salt

Olive oil
Sauce:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

1 tablespoon fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon dried ground bhut jolokia (ghost) peppers

1 tablespoon dried ground habanero pepper

1 tablespoon dried ground jalapeno pepper

1 tablespoon dried ground red savina pepper
Toppings:

8 ounces shredded mozzarella

Fresh sliced habanero peppers

Fresh sliced jalapeno peppers

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11 minutes ago, michaelwjones said:

BTW, as I recall he was racing a Datsun 510 sedan at time you mention. Great car.

pretty nice car has the old Alfa Romeo Style .Haven´t seen that once in my life before

 

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40 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

That one looks like it still has the lacquer on it!

 

And rocker panels; poor things were rust buckets. And its Pete Brock designed spook (aka front spoiler). The 510 & 240Z would literally become airborne at speed so he created the front lower lip for the cars. $40 in 1970 dollars in black gelcoat as I rrecall.  BTW, Pete was also the fellow who came up with side rocker stripes for Mustangs (among other things like stuffing an Olds V8 into a VW combi to haul his bikes)

 

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3 hours ago, Dave1291 said:

He was one smart cookie when it came to business.

And as you said, great products. And an awesome story!

 

I think there are other actors and actresses who can seem like normal folk. Tom Hanks is probably in that group.

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On 8/11/2022 at 7:22 PM, Invidiosulus said:

I finally got my shop speakers sorted out this past weekend.

 

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I made some racks for longer lumber as well.

 

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Glad to know the RA-100 still works. That has a little transformer hum, doesn't it?

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2 hours ago, JohnJ said:

When I searched after posting that I found a HOT recipe

 

that sounds warm.

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I had a Datsun 510. I loved that little car.

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Been "busy the last couple days. Spent the day in bed, yesterday. Was "sick to my stomach". Day before... we had a problem with the refrigerator. Freezer was frozen and fridge was warm. I spent more time trying to explain to my wife how that happens than defrosting the cooling coils. After "resting" all day, yesterday... mowed the lawn and finished the fridge... Pull it out and vac the lower coild, motor and all. I'm gonna pay for this. 

Spotify was giving me no commercials, so, I spent some time enjoying it on the "big" stereo. I love my LaScalas.

 

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1 hour ago, grasshopper said:

 

that sounds warm.

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I had a Datsun 510. I loved that little car.

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we had a Candy Apple   510 ,  the punishment  the  car  could withstand would destroy  sports  cars  , but this was  just a  regular car  .

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8 hours ago, michaelwjones said:

BTW, as I recall he was racing a Datsun 510 sedan at time you mention. Great car.

Nope, he was driving a Z car.  White with red and blue stripes on it.  Maybe he just wanted to talk that day.  I dunno.  People told me he didn't liked to be photographed cause they all wanted those blue eyes of his.  Pfffft, just another driver in my book and $50 in my pocket.  He won his race that day too so he was in a good mood post race.  He drove that thing hard from start to finish as I recall.  I slipped up in the tower and checked him out.  He didn't back off for anyone.

 

6 hours ago, Marvel said:

And as you said, great products. And an awesome story!

Give that pizza a try!  Amazed me cause I thought he was whacked then there it was!

 

 

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6 hours ago, Marvel said:

Glad to know the RA-100 still works. That has a little transformer hum, doesn't it?

If it does have some mechanical hum, it’s not an issue out in the shop.

I ran this on my desk for a while with the Monitor One’s and don’t recall any hum.

I seem to recall that only one of the RA -100’s had that issue and you kept the one that didn’t.

 

I’ve got some little Fostex pm0.4d on my desk now and the Monitor One’s are on the shelf although the Alesis sound better.

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7 hours ago, Dave1291 said:

.  Pfffft, just another driver in my book and $50 in my pocket.  

I forgot he raced a Z car.

 

That reminds me of a story a professional photographer friend told me. He lived on the east coast and said I can photograph tubers on the river or yachtsmen on the sound, but tubers won't pay $75 for a photgraph of themselves.

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last time I paid for pics of myself.... school photos. And I don't remember them costing $75.

Our wedding photog was a wildlife photographer [appropriate] and did it for free.

 

My Datsun 510's name was Animal. It was stock. What a fun car. 100HP in a car that size.... you can want more.. need? Not really

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