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datlas 01-24-22 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22385321)
Has much progress been made today?

See post above.

Eric F 01-24-22 11:32 AM

Wordle 219 6/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨
⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟨⬜🟩🟨⬜
⬜🟨🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Yeah. Tough one.

datlas 01-24-22 11:32 AM

I do agree that covid cases have peaked in many areas of the country and are likely be down to pre-Omicron levels in a month.

What happens after that is a big question. I am hopeful we won't have big bad waves in the future, but no one knows.

DougRNS 01-24-22 11:36 AM

Tune in, turn on and drop out of social media*. You'll thank me later.

* Excluding BF

datlas 01-24-22 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22385338)
Tune in, turn on and drop out of social media*. You'll thank me later.

* Excluding BF

The only social media I do are this place and Strava. I am following 168 people which might be too many.

Velo Vol 01-24-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385341)
The only social media I do are this place and Strava. I am following 168 people which might be too many.

Neither is social media.

datlas 01-24-22 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22385343)
Neither is social media.

Depends on the definition.

LesterOfPuppets 01-24-22 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22385338)
Tune in, turn on and drop out of social media*. You'll thank me later.

* Excluding BF

I can't quit the FB Marketplace. Too many good bikes. And cars. I come close to getting one of these babies every now and then but then think an MX-5 or MR2 would be more fun.

Only $2k for this beauty though.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...QA&oe=61F3091B

datlas 01-24-22 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22385361)
I can't quit the FB Marketplace. Too many good bikes. And cars. I come close to getting one of these babies every now and then but then think an MX-5 or MR2 would be more fun.

Only $2k for this beauty though.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...QA&oe=61F3091B

Mrs datlas really wants an MX-5 Miata. She tells me that when the Saturn dies, I will get her Fit and she can get a new Miata.

:twitchy:

seedsbelize2 01-24-22 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22385338)
Tune in, turn on and drop out of social media*. You'll thank me later.

* Excluding BF

Done. Long ago.

seedsbelize2 01-24-22 12:02 PM

Both of us checked in for the one hour flight to Merida, leaving at 5:25 PM. Then we will use public transportation to get home.

rjones28 01-24-22 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385368)
Mrs datlas really wants an MX-5 Miata. She tells me that when the Saturn dies, I will get her Fit and she can get a new Miata.

:twitchy:

Sounds like a good deal to me.

Eric F 01-24-22 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385368)
Mrs datlas really wants an MX-5 Miata. She tells me that when the Saturn dies, I will get her Fit and she can get a new Miata.

:twitchy:

I recently drove my step-father's '16 Miata for a couple of days. It's a blast. I haven't driven a stick for a while. I had forgotten how much fun it is.

genejockey 01-24-22 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385315)
Makes me feel like Sisyphus. But hope springs eternal.

Better Sisyphus than Prometheus.

genejockey 01-24-22 12:25 PM

O,FFS!
Wordle 219 6/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

datlas 01-24-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22385413)
I recently drove my step-father's '16 Miata for a couple of days. It's a blast. I haven't driven a stick for a while. I had forgotten how much fun it is.

Sadly, I was never able to get mrs datlas to drive a stick (which means she cannot drive the Saturn), so if/when she gets a Miata it will be automatic for the people.

Eric F 01-24-22 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385423)
Sadly, I was never able to get mrs datlas to drive a stick (which means she cannot drive the Saturn), so if/when she gets a Miata it will be automatic for the people.

Understood. It will still be fun. There's also the significance of the "happy wife" factor at play.

Eric F 01-24-22 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22385418)
O,FFS!
Wordle 219 6/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Wow. Your process is peculiar, but the net result is the same.

Trsnrtr 01-24-22 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22385213)
First miss?

It took me all 6 tries.Wordle 219 6/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜
⬜🟨🟩🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

genejockey 01-24-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22385361)
I can't quit the FB Marketplace. Too many good bikes. And cars. I come close to getting one of these babies every now and then but then think an MX-5 or MR2 would be more fun.

Only $2k for this beauty though.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...QA&oe=61F3091B

You know how FB Marketplace throws in all sorts of stuff in addition to what the algorith tells it you're interested in? Well, a month or so ago, there was an old O'Keefe and Merritt stove, one of the big white ones from the 40s/50s, just like we had in our first place, a flat in The Richmond in SF. Ever since then, we keep seeing them on TV shows and we always say, "Look! Our stove!". So I clicked on it to show her.

For the next month, I got stoves. And more stoves.

Trsnrtr 01-24-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22385258)
Oh, I totally forgot Twitter thinks I'm Canadian because I was in Vancouver, WA :)

My BIL is in Vancouver, WA

genejockey 01-24-22 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22385432)
Wow. Your process is peculiar, but the net result is the same.

Elimination of letters.

genejockey 01-24-22 12:37 PM

I'd have gotten it in 4, but I made a bad assumption.

Trsnrtr 01-24-22 12:38 PM

My wife and I have had headaches, burning noses, earaches, slight sore throats, etc. Nothing serious but annoying, especially the headaches. Yesterday, there was a government CV test handout locally so I picked up a couple tests and my wife and I both tested negative this morning. Since we both tested negative, we probably won't retest.

:bday:

Eric F 01-24-22 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22385445)
I'd have gotten it in 4, but I made a bad assumption.

I would have gotten it in 1, but I guessed all the wrong letters.

Mojo31 01-24-22 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385368)
Mrs datlas really wants an MX-5 Miata. She tells me that when the Saturn dies, I will get her Fit and she can get a new Miata.

:twitchy:

You married a smart one.

genejockey 01-24-22 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22385368)
Mrs datlas really wants an MX-5 Miata. She tells me that when the Saturn dies, I will get her Fit and she can get a new Miata.

:twitchy:

When Mrs. GJ got her Sienna back in 2001, she told me that since we now had a big family vehicle for ferrying everyone around, when it came time to replace MY car, I could get a Miata.

Turns out, she really didn't mean that.

big john 01-24-22 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22385429)
Understood. It will still be fun. There's also the significance of the "happy wife" factor at play.

I think it should be a manual trans but it should have a/c. That said, I wanted to teach Mrs John to drive a manual when I had the S-10 but she wouldn't hear of it. Someone in her distant past tried to teach her and I guess it was traumatic so it has been ruled out.

A lot of the young people at work were unable to drive a stick. It surprised me at the time but now I see memes with a picture of a stickshift and the text says "millennial anti-theft device".

Eric F 01-24-22 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22385518)
I think it should be a manual trans but it should have a/c. That said, I wanted to teach Mrs John to drive a manual when I had the S-10 but she wouldn't hear of it. Someone in her distant past tried to teach her and I guess it was traumatic so it has been ruled out.

A lot of the young people at work were unable to drive a stick. It surprised me at the time but now I see memes with a picture of a stickshift and the text says "millennial anti-theft device".

Neither of my daughters have learned how to drive a stick. This is directly related to the fact that all the cars in our household are automatics. I would guess this is why most millennials don't learn stick.

The last time I owned a car that was a stick was in the early '90s.

datlas 01-24-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22385562)
Neither of my daughters have learned how to drive a stick. This is directly related to the fact that all the cars in our household are automatics. I would guess this is why most millennials don't learn stick.

The last time I owned a car that was a stick was in the early '90s.

I think that's true. I did try to teach Daughter #1 stickshift on the Saturn, but it was epic fail. I did not even bother with daughter #2.


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