Well, it seems my drunk caller is back.
Now a little background first. Several years ago, we started getting these calls late at night from a drunk guy in New York City. He said he USED to live in our town and used have our number. Now we've had this number ever since we moved to Alabama, so if he is right, he had that number over 25 years ago. Anyway, he would call us over and over again when he was drunk. We called the phone company, police, even the police in the area where he was (we have caller ID), and NO ONE could help us. Other than changing our number of 25 years, no one could do a thing. so we ended up getting a wireless phone that had "call blocking", and that seemed to make it easier. He still called about every other weekend, but it would go to the blocking. Not a perfect solution, but it was good enough.
Now he seems to have moved to Halifax, NS and is calling us from there. He's done it the last two weekends. So I added that number (902-403-5884) to our blocked list. I just don't get it. I wish there was something we could do to stop him, but no one has a solution.
I've added this new number to the block list, but it's still a hassle getting called multiple times a night.
Siberia/Alaska is doable.I would doubt that. First off, there is 80 miles of water between Alaska & Siberia. NO ONE is going to cross that in the winter. Not even dog sled, let alone a bike. Next, the number of boats going between Alaska and Siberia is limited at best (I can't find ANY). The paperwork alone would be insane. Then once you are in Siberia, the roads between there and, well, ANYWHERE are almost non-existent.
I don't think this is possible.
I use both eBay and Amazon frequently. For NEW items, Amazon is tough to beat. Ebay prices for new items is no longer the bargain it once was. For non-new items, eBay works just fine and there are great deals to be had, as long as you perform your due diligence on any prospective seller, BEFORE bidding. Stick to sellers with high transaction counts and 99%+ positive feedback and you won't go wrong.............That's been my experience. So far, I've not been burned by eBay.
I need to be in Denver this week (actually Boulder). So far, my flight yesterday was cancelled due to snow in Denver, and the flight today may get cancelled due to thunderstorms in MY area (due to the same storm system that WAS in Denver yesterday). If I don't get there today, the NEXT storm, which is due in Denver Tuesday, may cancel THAT flight, and of course, may get the Wednesday flight cancelled due to storms in MY area.
I may not get to take this trip at all!
And of course, if I do get there, I may not get home due to this budget mess.
So is one superior to another? Sounds like there would be turf wars?I lived in a area where they did have "turf wars". When a friend of mine (in high school) got cough doing something illegal, they fought over who was to bring him in. My friend said they almost pulled weapons on each other.
This was of course, MANY years ago.
My wife read of a study some years ago that concluded everyone would be better off if they earned about 20% more than they do now. It seems that no matter your income level, you needed about 20% more to "live well".
Of course, the problem is, even if you get that 20% raise, very soon you get "used to" that extra 20% and then you pine for 20% more than that.
Maybe it depends on why you have it. I have SOME gold coins, but not a lot. I am not sure exactly how much my IRA is invested in gold (my guess is not much). I don't think gold is the answer to any issue.
You may be right....I work with high school kids (band), and they are as polite as ever.as polite as ever, compared to what? Well, they are more polite than I was when I was their age.
My theory is it all has to do with selective memory. I remember telling my wife about how "fun" chasing thunderstorms & tornadoes was when I was in college. She tells me a totally different story about how much I liked it (from the calls I would give her at the end of a chase). It seems I forgot all the bad stuff and now only remember the good stuff.
It has only been a few hundred years since we pronounced 'was' to rhyme with 'lass', instead of the 'woz' we say now.
Not long before that, we used to say 'knight' 'knife' and 'night' exactly as they are spelt with no silent letters.
Settlers leaving Britain for America left a rift in the language so that 'spelt' looks normal to me, but weird to you, and 'gotten' looked really weird to me but normal to you.
One recent 'Americanism' that I do not like is the use of 'bring' for both 'bring' and 'take'. It used to be that you would use 'bring' in conjunction with 'come' and 'take' with 'go'. Now it's 'bring' for everything.I am starting to hear "take away" a lot more for "carry out" or "to go" here in the US. That's a "Britism" that is invading the US.
Most languages have an official committee that decides which words are "official" and which are not. English does not have such an arbitrary group of old men to decide if a word is "English enough".
And I don't mean to dis anyone. ;)
It didn't hurt that we also got time-and-a-half for working that day as well as for opening on New Years Day, which meant being sober and not hung over at 4am.I got DOUBLE time for holidays. That was good money. And yes, I worked on Christmas & New Years a few times while in High School. It gave the money I needed to go to college, get an education, and do the cool things I do now.
A couple around here are going to be open.
I don't like it.
I believe everyone should be able to have Christmas, Thanksgiving etc with their families.
And if your home caught on fire on Christmas day, would you want the fire department to have the day off ? How about if your car broke down in a snow storm, should the tow truck driver have the day off ? Will all crooks take the day off, so the cops can? So, if you can't cook and have no family, should you go hungry ?On that thought, I would like to thank the HVAC guy who came out to our house one Christmas day many years ago to fix our furnace when one of the pilot lights failed. Had he not, we'd have to choose between possibly blowing up our house, or going without heat when it was WELL below zero (and we were all small kids at the time). I still remember the sight of the furnace closet door blowing off the hinges when the furnace DID light :E.
Note, I was old enough to not be too afraid when the door blew off, but young and dumb enough to think it was the coolest thing. I also found out that our furnace system is on a delay, so if you turn it on, it takes a bit before the gas kicks on and when you shut it off, it takes some time. That means one more explosion while my Dad is yelling "turn it off! turn it off!". Never saw flames, but I did get to see my Dad pushed back by the muffled BOOM!
But if you send the PM first, the recipient can respond even if blocked....so block and don't send any PM's to them.I LOVE that feature! I've had more than one "unpleasant" PM from a person, and I know I will be able to get the last word in.:C
Is this a word? He ""disrespected"" me? I hear that and just cringe. Even if it is an actual word, and it may be: Judge Judy never corrects anyone for using it, I still don't like it.I actually like that phrase. "Dis" is short, sweet, and to the point, and it makes sense.
They taught us Calligraphy and how to use pencils and ink pens to draw and art and use ink wells and how to make quill pens.When was the last time you needed that skill?
Note, my eldest daughter is quite skilled at drawing with pencils and ink pens, but it is for fun and not for work or school.Wife says they aren't teaching them to even write cursive. Just training them to use computers...I can't remember the last time I needed to write in cursive. Everything I write is on the computer. Even notes now.
I also was never taught to harness a horse, but I have little use for that skill now. Times are changing.
..there has alway's been "inconsiderate" people in life, but it doesn't make it right and having lived this life for a while, it seems there are now "less polite" people we now encounter in life and more inconsiderate people.I just don't see that. Now granted, I'm only in my early 50's, but I just don't see it. It might be that you just "notice" it more now.