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I mean ... I would never drive this thing ... but I don’t hate it ...

11:46 AM
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I enjoy the irony of the fact that the boomers and the millennials bitch at each other about the exact same characteristics, which both groups exude.

11:44 AM
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I’m 38, my beard is graying, I’ve always been fat but now I’m fatter, and frankly I’m finally coming into my own.  My mom once told me I’d been 40 since I was 12.  Now get off my lawn, you damn kids!

11:43 AM
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I made a Back to the Future reference about an hour ago ... I got nothin’

10:37 AM
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My local indie mechanic is great. Rich of the boomer generation, a curmudgeonly fart who runs a tight ship in his own 2-lift/3-bay shop. I brought my father-in-law there for an emergency repair, and my f-i-l asked him if cars these days were harder to work on.  Rich’s response was, “Hell no, they’re way easier to work Read more

7:03 AM
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I have the option to include those towards the end of the flight and space classes I'm teaching this semester, but we'll be in winter proper by the time we get to it ... So I'll probably elect to not deal with water rockets when it's freezing outside.

11/14/19
11:02 PM
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My wife replaced the battery in her CX-5 keyfob herself. No biggie. It didn’t like the cheapo Chinese battery she found in my stash though, so she went out and bought a name brand one. Worked fine with a good battery.

11/14/19
10:43 PM
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Speaking of Christian Bale, I heard an interview of him on Spike’s Car Radio (a podcast) promoting this movie. He was asked what he drives, and he revealed a vehicle that I never would have guessed in a thousand chances. Read more

11/14/19
4:06 PM
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I like it here too.  Our state government is just so easy to make fun of.  I spent seven years in central Illinois between undergrad, grad school, and my first teaching job.  I liked it down there a lot.  I came back to Chicagoland so I could actually make a decent salary as a teacher.

11/14/19
3:31 PM
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You’d be surprised how many large houses there can be to rent.  It’s not that uncommon.  The people who lived next door to my parents for several years, rented the house for 6 months to see if they liked the area.  Then they ended up buying the house.  I always thought that was a good idea, because if they ended up Read more

11/14/19
3:29 PM
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WHAT? How could you even consider leaving the great state of IllinBWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!  I almost got that out with a straight face!

11/13/19
9:55 PM
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I need to redo the lighting in my garage with those. It’s a hodge-podge of mismatched old florescents.