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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alf S, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Rob_Ray

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    I'm sorry for your loss, Chris, which is apt to be acute this Christmas. When I lost my Dad, I made a point the following Christmas to view WHITE CHRISTMAS, as he so loved watching that movie during the holidays.
     
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  2. Malcolm R

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    Sorry for your loss. Yes, that's why I'm struggling with how I feel about this. I know they won't be around forever (they're in their 70's).
     
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    ChristopherG

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    Major annoyance:

    Recently my wife "organized" our bathroom and put all of our toiletries into baskets, one for her one for me, which are stored under a bench in the master bath. This is no knock to my wife as this has actually been a great idea and limits the clutter we have on our bathroom sink counter space. Yesterday after getting out of the shower, I reached under the bench to grab my basket and did not see the razor sticking out through one of the little holes in the side of the basket. Sliced the shit out of my ring finger on the right hand. This happens at 6 AM. We could not get the bleeding to stop, I mean its gushing. I decide - ok I need to go to patient first and get them to deal with this. PF doesn't open until 8 AM, ok, I'll sit tight till then. Get to PF at 8 and luckily get called in almost right away. Doc looks at it and says "you have nicked an artery, we can't help you, you need to go to the hospital."

    sigh

    I go to the ER at Johns Hopkins. There is no sadder place to be than an ER in any hospital near Baltimore ({I suspect) as there are certain segments of our society that views the ER as their primary care physician. Longer story shorter - I didn't walk out of there for another 4 hours. It took quite a bit of effort to stop the bleeding. The whole episode ended up being about 8 hours from wound to bandage so I just went home instead of work.

    I blame daylight savings time....
     
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  4. ChristopherG

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    Thanks. My mom was 2 weeks shy of 87 and was close to dying more than once due to a botched surgery in her 40s. We were lucky to have her as long as we did.
     
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    Rob Ray, Thanks and you are right about this Christmas time. I like that you have a video tribute that you can enjoy and reminds you of your dad.
     
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    here
     
  7. RolandL

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    Moving to Palmetto, FL and finding out that Spectrum and Frontier do not carry the YES channel. I guess I'll be getting Direct TV!
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    There's always the MLB package you can stream (via a device like an Apple 4kTV or on your computer at MLB.com). That's what I do. They air all out-of-market games.
     
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    There is Yankee related baseball programming that's not on the MLB package like the pre-game, post-game and other Yankee related stuff.
     
  10. RolandL

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    How do I get that on my TV?
     
  11. Robert Crawford

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    You can stream Yankee games from your AppleTV unit on your TV.
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    That's what I do. I used to use my TV itself for streaming but often ran into buffering issues. When I got the Apple 4kTV unit, all that went away and it was a consistently solid performance.

    It's true that you don't get pre- and post-game shows...but they're not important to me as I don't need the talking heads to tell me what to expect to see or what I just saw. If I want to see a particular highlight, it is always something I can find on an internet clip somewhere (usually mlb.com). And, all that season's games are archived for you if you wanted to go back and see something you missed.
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Thank you!
     
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    In the process of selling a house. Because it sits on a hill, we know it's going to be a tougher than usual sell. We had 25 showings, and most of the feedback indicated that the hill was a major turnoff.

    After a month on the market, we finally got an offer on Halloween. Folks want to go to closing on 11/26 (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving). Okay, that's an aggressive schedule, but it gets the house off my hands sooner.

    Home inspection on 11/5. They get their addendum for what they want us to fix on 11/9.

    The list has 15 freaking items on it, written in 7 point font. I had to copy and paste the text into Word to read it, and that's how I figured out exactly how small it was. Oh, and they want invoices a week prior to closing (which would be 11/19).

    It's hard enough to get contractors scheduled with no constraints, but trying to get them in November with only a one week window? Not happening. It took me two weeks to find someone that could power wash the house before we did put it on the market.

    I determine real quick that we're only going to be offering money instead of fixing anything. There was nothing on the list that was a code requirement or immediate safety hazard. Really, it looked like they got a really nitpicky home inspector and then picked out a few things that sounded good. Heck, one of the items was asking to clean out the gutters. (It's November, folks. Of course they're full of debris. Get a ladder and clean them out.) We submit a counteroffer that takes a couple thousand off the price of the house in lieu of repairs.

    We hear back that the buyer really wants the repairs done and that knocking the price off the house doesn't really help them with short term cash flow.

    WTF? You want to go to closing in two weeks, but you've got a list of 15 demands? People....
     
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    Seeing chickens in my front yard because a neighbor can't be bothered to keep them penned up.
     
  17. BobO'Link

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    Sounds like "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!" to me...
     
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    Yeah, my sister said I should catch one for Thanksgiving. Reminds me of the time when I went with my mom shopping in downtown Denver. When we got back to the car, there were two live turkeys in the back seat!
     
  19. Clinton McClure

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    My lack of sleep is annoying me but it’s not from insomnia anymore. Without going into great detail, my business unit has been working a man short for the past 2 months with no end in sight. Work / life balance is non-existent with most of my work days being 12 hours Monday - Friday (and occasionally 16 hours) and me averaging less than four hours sleep each night Monday - Thursday nights. Add in an hour long commute to work each morning and a 2-3 hour commute back home each evening thanks to rush hour traffic and stupid ass drivers and it equals me being majorly sleep deprived and putting on over 25 lbs in the past two months from lack of proper sleep, poor on-the-go fast food diet, and no time to go to the gym or exercise. For example: I got home not too long ago and have to be back up in 4 and a half hours to take a shower and go back to work. Something’s gonna have to give soon.
     
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    Where do you live Japan!?
     

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