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by LikesShinyThings
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:31 pm
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nightmare69 wrote:Rant. I've been staying in a small town while working and I can say that small town folk are simple minded, nosy, and spread gossip like wildfire. No disrespect to anyone who loves the small town way of life, this is just my observation. I've never met so many people who have nothing else to do other than worry about other peoples business. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I like having diversity and things to do. If it wasn't for the traffic I would move to Dallas.
<laughing in understanding> See, some would call that being neighborly or being friendly. ;-) (I'm sorta joking, but I do know what you're getting at.)

I live in one of those small towns. Just today, as I was trying to leave my house to go to an appointment and had to wait for the garbage truck (sitting in the middle of our barely-two-cars-wide street) to ... let the passenger guy finish drinking his water, putter around inside the cab, get out, stroll to the back of the truck, toss the two cans' trash into the back of the truck, and wave the driver to pull forward to the next driveway (and off to just one side of the road to allow to pass both myself and now another vehicle as well)... I was thinking to myself "only in a small town do you have people doing this sort of thing *on a regular basis*!!!" No, I didn't get upset, but I did shake my head at the small town attitude. This is the same one where people REGULARLY drive their not-street-legal golf carts around on the roads.

Still, I have to admit being happy in my sleepy little town.

Side thought - how many of those nosy busybodies are retired? I wonder if it is a 'retired' thing as much as a 'small town' thing. Just musing ideas, here.
by LikesShinyThings
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:47 pm
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Topbuilder wrote:116 pages. 1738 reponses, and I have neve seen this thread. I'm starting to worry there are other threads "out there" with absolultely no value that I may have missed. :biggrinjester:
Oh I'm sure there are. I think you need to spend all your free time from now on scouring this forum for those threads. Leave no thread unread! :smilelol5:
by LikesShinyThings
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:37 am
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HKMike wrote:Did someone say bacon?
mmmmm.... bacon. Time for breakfast! (yes, I got up late this morning)
by LikesShinyThings
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:57 pm
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Sure! Merry Christmas to one and all, and the Happiest of New Years.
by LikesShinyThings
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:14 pm
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strider67 wrote:Speaking of nuts, will A&M be able to survive the season with Johnny Football being benched for 2 quarters against Rice?
I just heard the name Johnny Football yesterday. I thought the guy was just joking. Guess I have to be living under a rock to first not realize that's the name of a player, and then not to know that it is a nickname and not his given name.
by LikesShinyThings
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:45 pm
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That is most assuredly the funniest thing I have read on the internet in a long time.
Thanks for sharing. :lol::
by LikesShinyThings
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:40 pm
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And both flammable and inflammable liquids both burn quite readily.
by LikesShinyThings
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 pm
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Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.
by LikesShinyThings
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 pm
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sjfcontrol wrote:
texasmusic wrote:The Travon martin thread is 17 years old? :headscratch
Not any more... :biggrinjester:
Or should that be forever more?
by LikesShinyThings
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:39 pm
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sjfcontrol wrote:Actually, it's embarrassing that this thread is only up to 113 pages after more than two years, when the "17y/o" Travon Martin thread is up to 76 pages after a mere three months. :shock:
Yes, but this thread is beautifully politics-free. And fancifully full of non-sequitors.
by LikesShinyThings
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:04 pm
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<clearing throat> <tapping mike> Is this thing on?

We can't let it die on it's 2nd birthday.
by LikesShinyThings
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:33 pm
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Anybody else suffering from allergies these days? Today it is giving me a headache that is KILLING me. Right down to nausea and everything. Ugh!
by LikesShinyThings
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:57 pm
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And now, the much awaited picture:

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by LikesShinyThings
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:51 pm
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WildBill wrote:
LikesShinyThings wrote:Well, we had a nice storm Monday/Tuesday (4" of rain). Boy are things green green green around here now.
The blue bonnets next to our driveway are astounding! I have a picture of them as my new computer desktop wallpaper. :hurry: spring!!!!
Why don't you post it for all of us to enjoy?

I would enjoy it more that seeing a picture of some tanks chasing some kid on a tricycle. :lol:
I had to wait for approval from the person who took it. And now I have to figure out how to include it, so bear with me while I refresh my memory.
by LikesShinyThings
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:00 pm
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Well, we had a nice storm Monday/Tuesday (4" of rain). Boy are things green green green around here now.
The blue bonnets next to our driveway are astounding! I have a picture of them as my new computer desktop wallpaper. :hurry: spring!!!!

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