Testy Area 51

Elizabeth S

Producer
Joined
May 9, 2001
Messages
4,835
Reaction score
292
Points
4,110
Location
Hawaii
Real Name
Elizabeth S
Saw World War Z today. I enjoyed it and thought it had some suspenseful moments. But I somehow didn't feel a great emotional impact toward the devastation happening around the world as literally millions are tallying up every minute. Maybe that's just me. :unsure: There also isn't enough characterization to the side characters to make their fates that affecting. But I liked it.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
My wife and I, accompanied by our two grown kids, went to see the latest Pixar effort today: Monsters University.

You guys know how much of a Pixar fan I am.

It (and the short film before it) was crap. We all felt the exact same way about it...and had to split into pairs because the theater was filled. When we compared notes later we all agreed--crap. The audience (which included a fair share of kids--as you might expect) didn't respond to it all that much either.

A major disappointment.
 

Elizabeth S

Producer
Joined
May 9, 2001
Messages
4,835
Reaction score
292
Points
4,110
Location
Hawaii
Real Name
Elizabeth S
I saw Much Ado About Nothing yesterday. Quite a charming little movie. Particularly liked Fran Kranz in it.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
 

Dennis Nicholls

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 5, 1998
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
898
Points
9,110
Location
Boise, ID
Real Name
Dennis
I played hooky today. Guess what I did. And no, I didn't bring home any Salmon.

 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
Hooky from what?!? :laugh:

Not sure which looks better...the landscape or the car. The car looks terrific!
 

Dennis Nicholls

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 5, 1998
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
898
Points
9,110
Location
Boise, ID
Real Name
Dennis
You have to be able to take the days as they come, since the weather can change dramatically from one day to another up at Stanley. See 10 day slideshow here: http://www.sawtoothcamera.com/dailyslideshow3.html There's little snow on the peaks right now and it's early for that.

You can almost hear John Denver sing...
Almost heaven, Stanley ValleySawtooth MountainsMighty Salmon River -Life is old thereOlder than the treesYounger than the mountainsGrowin' like a breeze
The beater Miata has cleaned up a lot since I bought it at the end of 2011. Odd how some things are built to last, others are throwaways (e.g. DVD players).

EDIT I checked the logs - it got down to - 28 degrees F in Stanley last January.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
So, apparently a ton of snow landed on Sawtooth on June 20th...but then it's gone the next day?
 

Russell G

Fake Shemp
Joined
Sep 20, 2002
Messages
12,046
Reaction score
1,118
Points
9,110
Location
Deadmonton
Real Name
Russell
The weather is bonkers all over. We've had record flooding in southern alberta, not as bad in my town of Edmonton which is north, but it's still been positively British the past couple weeks.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
Russell G said:
...but it's still been positively British the past couple weeks.
Anything but THAT! :biggrin:
 

Dennis Nicholls

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 5, 1998
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
898
Points
9,110
Location
Boise, ID
Real Name
Dennis
Mike Frezon said:
So, apparently a ton of snow landed on Sawtooth on June 20th...but then it's gone the next day?
Welcome to mountain weather....

Stanley temps on 20 June were high 56 and low 29. Temperatures of 56 with super low humidity melt snow pretty quickly. The elevation at Stanley is 6,200 feet with the mountains going up to 10,000 feet. Think of standing at the top of your local Mt. Washington and that's what the valley floor of Stanley can be like.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
Mount Marcy is the highest of the Adirondack high peaks and only has an elevation of 5300+ feet.

Your mountains would probably only spurn it and mock it and not let it play in any of their "mountain games."
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
Moe Dickstein said:
Nobody noticed my car :(
:laugh: It was missing a mighty mountain range behind it!

Or a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.

Or a pretty girl. Pretty girls in convertibles often get my attention! :biggrin:

blond-woman-driving-convertible 2.jpg
 

Dennis Nicholls

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 5, 1998
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
898
Points
9,110
Location
Boise, ID
Real Name
Dennis
Moe Dickstein said:
Nobody noticed my car :(
I was trying to figure out what kind it was. Hard to tell except from a front or rear view.

Mike,
That car has a rear seat...NOT a sports car.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
53,017
Reaction score
15,209
Points
9,110
Age
61
Location
Rensselaer, NY
Dennis Nicholls said:
Mike,
That car has a rear seat...NOT a sports car.
But, your honor, I only called it a convertible.

Here. I bet there's no back seat in this little number. But there is some mountainous terrain in the background...

 

Moe Dickstein

Filmmaker
Joined
Jan 6, 2001
Messages
3,277
Reaction score
930
Points
4,110
Age
40
Location
West Hollywood, CA
Real Name
T R Wilkinson
That was the only pic I had handy on the iPad, just got it 2 weeks ago.I wondered if anyone could tell what it was - lets play a game, guess the make and model of my convertible =)
 

Dennis Nicholls

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 5, 1998
Messages
10,562
Reaction score
898
Points
9,110
Location
Boise, ID
Real Name
Dennis
It looks like an SLK but they tweak the body every year or so, making a side view determination difficult.
 

Walter Kittel

Lead Actor
Joined
Dec 28, 1998
Messages
7,165
Reaction score
1,443
Points
9,110
I wondered if anyone could tell what it was - lets play a game, guess the make and model of my convertible =)
I'm not certain but I believe that it is a Saab 9-3.

I don't have any pictures of my little car, but if you google for a "2008 MX-5 Grand Touring Black Tan" that will get you in the ball park. It puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel. I can only imagine how much fun it must be to drive a drop top in locations as scenic as Sawtooth.

- Walter.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
343,629
Messages
4,685,379
Members
140,965
Latest member
RebeccaLawrence