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  1. Jeffrey D

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    Trust me- you don’t want broken bones, especially ribs. You can hardly move for a few weeks.
  2. Jeffrey D

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    The Stanley Cup Finals is about to get underway. The last time a Canadian team won the cup was 1993 (Canadiens). Anyone psyched? I used to love watching playoff hockey- just don’t have the time any longer, and the year long lockout almost 20 years ago destroyed my interest.
  3. Jeffrey D

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    I take 3 pills/day for my blood pressure, and have to get a DOT physical yearly, due to the medication (normally commercial drivers get their physical every other year).
  4. Jeffrey D

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    Scott Scheffler- the #1 ranked player for quite some time.
  5. Jeffrey D

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    Impressive what the Masters winner was able to do- concentrate on his game, and the tricky course, while his wife is due to give birth at any time. There was an article that he was ready to instantly withdraw, if his wife went into labor during the tournament.
  6. Jeffrey D

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    A shame- a hail storm hit a Ford dealership in Tennessee yesterday. About 200 cars were affected. I got a few hail pings on my truck driving to my stop tonight- no damage, fortunately.
  7. Jeffrey D

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    Baton Rouge- for recreation, or work? That’s a tough town to drive in/through.
  8. Jeffrey D

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    Anyone feel the earthquake? My cousin and her husband, who live near New York City (Glen Ridge NJ) sure did. I have another cousin who lives close to Philly (where I’m from) that felt it too. Hopefully no major damage to infrastructure, and no injuries.
  9. Jeffrey D

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    Just drove through the hardest downpour I have seen in recent memory- was like driving in dense fog- couldn’t see more than a couple of truck lengths forward. I had to back ‘er down to about 40, and put the hazards on for a couple of minutes. Something good at the end of the harrowing ride...
  10. Jeffrey D

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    The only silver lining is this didn’t happen at a high traffic volume period. Early reports are, of course, still sketchy, but it seems the ship lost propulsion, and a Mayday call was made not long before the collision.
  11. Jeffrey D

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    So sad what happened in the Baltimore area this morning (a freight ship hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing the structure to collapse). RIP, innocent victims.
  12. Jeffrey D

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    I wish I could remember the film where one character is ranting about the mismatch in quantity between hot dogs, and rolls. Funny stuff. Might have been Steve Martin, in the remake of Father Of The Bride, come to think of it.
  13. Jeffrey D

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    Just discovered this morning that the packaging for my now favorite nibbling snack while driving (Blue Diamond almonds) has shrunk from 16 ounces to 14. Crazy inflation. 🙁
  14. Jeffrey D

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    I saw that the Kentucky Wildcats lost in their first tournament game yesterday- got beat by a 14 seed. Calipari’s teams have gotten past the first round just once in the last 4 years. I haven’t been following this stuff the way I used to- has NIL, in some way, adversely affected his recruiting...
  15. Jeffrey D

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    Nobody won last night’s Mega Millions, so it will be about a billion dollar jackpot for Friday’s drawing. I play the same group of numbers for every MM drawing- on just one chance. I do occasionally buy a $5 scratcher- that’s my limit of purchase- I don’t do any of the $20 games. I did win $20...
  16. Jeffrey D

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    I think I saw Dune 2 at #10 on the IMDB list of the 250 highest rated films. Seems to me to be an overreaction to put a brand new film on this list.
  17. Jeffrey D

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    Yes I let the dealership take care of mechanical issues, and I feel I have not been gouged/taken over unnecessary repairs. I do have a tire shop near my house that fixes me up (getting all 4 tires replaced right now- will cost $850, soup to nuts).
  18. Jeffrey D

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    I don’t know if I had to replace the battery, but did it because in my experience you can’t expect more than 6 years out of one, and I bet the old battery was the original one in my 2017 Grand Cherokee. I thought there were a couple of slow cranks this Winter too.
  19. Jeffrey D

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    Got front rotors/brakes, and the battery replaced in my Jeep this morning. I bought it in 2019- had less than 11K miles on it. I never liked how it felt, especially when hitting the brakes. The new rotors did the trick- I immediately felt the difference. The battery alone cost $350. Unbelievable...
  20. Jeffrey D

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    I would be ultra-worried about catching the outrageously expensive coat on a sharp corner, or something that could easily rip the outer shell of the coat (I’m always ripping up my clothes while working around the company tractor trailer- kind of unavoidable). I feel fine about not giving a shit...
  21. Jeffrey D

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    Did anyone else lose their cell phone service this morning? I have AT&T mobile, and I didn’t have phone, internet or texting pretty much all morning (I was only allowed SOS messages). I just got everything back 30 minutes ago. It’s in the news that there were outages across multiple carriers...
  22. Jeffrey D

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    I read about a case a while ago- a guy left his manual transmission vehicle at his dealership for an oil change (I assumed the guy wasn’t allowed to be on the shop floor, so the guy had nothing to do with what happened). An employee at the dealership didn’t know how to operate a stick shift, and...
  23. Jeffrey D

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    Seems to me to be similar to the people that won’t pay for toll road usage. You know that the entities that oversee the tolls don’t collect 100%- I wonder how much leakage there is with this. I remember back in the day the George Washington Bridge used to bite a 5 axle truck for $112. Definitely...
  24. Jeffrey D

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    I was on the West Virginia Turnpike twice this past week (I-77 between Charleston and the Virginia line). Three toll locations- all of them horribly antiquated- the lanes are too narrow to get through, especially for a tractor trailer, and there’s very little merge area, after you get through...
  25. Jeffrey D

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    I used to really like the film, but it just doesn’t hold up for me any longer. The opening sequence where the family fetches their tree is loaded with illogical things. The best scene in the film is when the lights finally go on, and the rest of the town blacks out.
  26. Jeffrey D

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    This has been a crazy Autumn in my neck of the woods- much warmer than normal, then someone just turned off the heat a few days ago.
  27. Jeffrey D

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    Due to the UAW strike, I decided to take a little time off, and drive up to see family and friends that live near Philly, and NYC. I got a room at a pretty nice hotel for a couple of nights in the Philly suburbs. I looked at the receipt this morning- $441.78 ($221.89/night). Inflation hurts.
  28. Jeffrey D

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    Best wishes for those who will be affected by Idalia. My driver friend is supposed to deliver in Alachua tomorrow. Not sure if that’s going to happen.
  29. Jeffrey D

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    The Mega Millions was won last night (one ticket in Florida). I didn’t have one stinking number. 🙁
  30. Jeffrey D

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    I’d have more than that! 😁
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