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Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

It rained here Friday night and Saturday morning then changed to a very wet snow. Temp hovered around the low 30s F. all day. So far today it's cleared off and the temp has been back up in the low...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2022, 02:06 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

But did you grok it?
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2022, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

Good! Hope you can start with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"! Whichever you find, I hope you enjoy his work!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2022, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

When you first "reappeared" here.

I thought you were the NKT's Bronze Dragonrider, AKA Bronzie. His real name was Micah. He did indeed marry another member who was older than him and from...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2022, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I just thought he was a bit overly excited. He always has been an easily excited lad. Hehehehehehe...:lol:

(Didn't want to use exclamation points and upset your apple cart, Granath. ...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I've avoided the various conversations about Covid and vaccinations/boosters because to me, here it's too politically driven and yeah, we don't do political on this board, so...

But my wife and I...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Allen
Forum: The Library Café Jan 6 2022, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

As they used to say on the internet, "Pics, or it didn't happen!"

Seriously though, if you happen to have any photos of the vehicle, interior and/or exterior, with or without the Shetland pony,...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 4 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,965
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

You're confusing yourself, Priscilla. Volkswagon (VW) has or had a model called Golf. In Europe this "conversion" was referred to as the Caddy. As vyon said, it was never marketed in the US, at...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 3 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 175
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Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

I'm like you Priscilla, say Caddy and I think Cadillac. But I think it's a term for the car conversion, like "estate" is the UK/EU term for "station wagon".

I love my station wagons. And...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 22 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

Anybody else a fan of Spider Robinson? He's a fan of Robert Heinlein and John D. MacDonald. If you haven't read anything of his, I'd suggest his Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series. Spider has a...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 20 2021, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

A lifetime ago, I started with "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress". While not one of my personal favorites, don't forget he wrote "Starship Troopers". "Stranger in a Strange Land" is very good as long...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 20 2021, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

You need to read Heinlein. He was one of the best, right up there in GOAT (Greatest of All Time) status.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 20 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Happy birthday, Hans
Forum: The Library Café Dec 19 2021, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: New MoM playground?

"The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" by Robert Heinlein might hold some answers. Then again, maybe not.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 11 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

But then you would have to be getting firewood either by buying it or cutting it yourself. Having firewood leads to another problem, various and sundry pests. It has to be stored out of the...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 8 2021, 08:50 PM
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Views: 173
Posted By Allen
Re: Pearl harbor day

My father served on the aircraft carrier Yorktown until it was sunk.

I have always thought it to be somewhat ironic that the 3 carriers in the Yorktown class were Yorktown, Enterprise, and...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 28 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Too bad the thief didn't accidentally grab your "catch bag" instead, huh? Would have taught him quite the object lesson! But that was probably before your illness and surgery, wasn't it?

I...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 28 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 516
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Congratulations Hans! I've been trying to convince my wife about that great savings percentage for YEARS!
Forum: The Library Café Nov 27 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Rectum? Damn near killed him! (Sorry, it's one of those words that triggers an automatic response from me. When I was still a C.O. in prison, I worked with a lieutenant named Rector. Just...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 27 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 516
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Things were quite the opposite here in our corner of the Ozarks. For several years we've gone to Menard's first thing on Black Friday. It's always been crowded... let's say more like mobbed, first...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 5 2021, 12:37 AM
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Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I have 2 heated water bowls for my now deceased dog. While not good for birds because one is plastic and the other stainless steel, the idea is the same. The heater doesn't come on until the temp...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 2 2021, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Allen
Forum: The Library Café Nov 2 2021, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

But now, after a lot of medical care, you're on the road to recovery, right?

As a "fun fact" sort of thing, when I was in the hospital for one thing or another (I don't really remember which...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 26 2021, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Pretty much correct, as I remember it. But I've slept since I was last on there, so I'm prone to memory lapses.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 24 2021, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Yes, Siamese and Russian Blues tend to be the noisy ones. Siamese can also be the acrobatic "into everything" type.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 19 2021, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Zel, that photo of the TPA in front of the red car: The perspective of the shot makes the red car (Chevrolet?? Spark or Aveo perhaps??) look almost as small as the tiny TPA.

By the way, since...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 18 2021, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

As some others from AMCF and here have done, I found and befriended Simon on Facebook and asked him about AMCF being down. Well, that was June, and he said he hadn't been able to find anything short...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 8 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 516
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I've been following along with interest, Micah (It is Micah, isn't it?). I hope you can get back on your feet, both figuratively and literally, soon. I'm really tired of saying goodbye to friends,...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 6 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 516
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Since this all began, no masks (doctor's orders due to pre-existing conditions), no illness (well, I'm having another problem with kidney stones again), no vaccinations, and we have travelled from...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 27 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,965
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Near I can tell, it's 2 different terms for the same vehicle body style. You have to remember that in the days of wagons here in the US, they came in several different models from manufacturers. ...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 26 2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,965
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

What is it again you call the Merc, an estate? Here that body style has long been called a station wagon... and either way, it's my kind of car. Unfortunately, the last American wagons were made...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 26 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,965
Posted By Allen
Re: Zel's Automotive Antics & Occasional Distractions.

Two things in air hoses that almost every mechanic I've known hate: Those self-coiling spiral hoses and the hose reel. Both for the same reason; lay your tool down and it goes scooting off toward...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 15 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I have so many it would be a long, drawn out task to list them, suffice to say that I'm at a point where I'd sell almost any of them. When you bought yours I think I had bought a big lot on ebay and...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 15 2021, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I still have a bunch I'd sell, too...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 15 2021, 04:14 AM
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Views: 1,203
Posted By Allen
Re: Whatch Have you been WWatching?

I don't know what streaming apps you have but the ones I have don't give you any option to skip an ad once it goes to a "commercial break" in the program.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 13 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 11,845
Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

I have probably somewhere between 50-100 Pocket Dragons. My first one was almost 20 years ago, called Tiny Bit Tired.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 10 2021, 10:43 AM
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Views: 634
Posted By Allen
Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome! It's always good to see a young person who appreciates the same things we oldtimers do.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 10 2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 516
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is Happening, part II

Gee, wish I was 50.... Again!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 20 2021, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

You had a birthday? Why aren't we notified of such things? Happy birthday, Cheryl!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 16 2021, 02:07 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

It's been quite a while back, but I used to see a car being driven in Rolla Mo. with tags about 2 or 3 YEARS out of date; I remember seeing it every once in a while over the span of about a year. It...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 15 2021, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

That varies from state to state. Here in Missouri, it would most likely be a "fix" ticket, one with no fine attached as long as you remedied the problem within the specified time, usually 10 days.
...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 14 2021, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

I'm sure they do, but at today's fuel prices you can make 2 or 3 runs and still not use as much fuel as a regular-size car would use for one run to the same places.

So... Crazy like a fox, right?
Forum: The Library Café Jul 1 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 666,640
Posted By Allen
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome, everyone! Jump on in, the water's fine!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 1 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Allen
Re: I love the message board format!

The only thing missing is the ability to "like" threads. But if it meant switching formats to gain that, well just forget I even mentioned it.
Forum: The Library Café Jun 14 2021, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

Thanks for Simon's last name. Found him on Facebook, sent a friend request & message, and he accepted and answered. He is aware of the problem, but Real Life is keeping him from doing an in-depth...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 11 2021, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

Something like that...
I got the same thing when I tried that same approach. That was quite a while ago. I don't think that it would be a server issue, since Simon said when everyone agreed to let...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 9 2021, 11:37 AM
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Views: 1,253,908
Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

I'm sad to say that after all this time it looks like Simon hasn't gotten the NKT back online, at least as near as I can tell. If anyone knows anything, I'd appreciate you sharing. I heard he's on...
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2021, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Allen
Forum: The Library Café May 3 2021, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Allen
Re: What is happening

Thanks R'zil, I was wondering the same thing. I've been thinking there's a different link we should be trying because the one I've used for quite a while sure isn't working.
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