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Local Unmentionables: Notes on YOUR corner of the world

tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 08:50PM Reply Quote
Hell, it was a popular icebreaker on the ancien boards ...

Get up close and personal with excruciating details of your quotidien
existence!

How's your dirty laundry?



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johnny k – January 26, 2008 10:51AM Reply Quote
Yeah, I've been in a t-shirt most of this week. Not missing Chicago, where I just arrived for a week. Ah, it's not that bad, at the moment. Brisk. Think I lucked out; looks like it won't be any colder than when I left a month ago.
Tomorrow: Suns @ Bulls! Supposedly some very good seats behind the visitors' bench. Watch for my orange cap.

El Jeffe – January 26, 2008 05:33PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Listening to Rick Steves lately, he and his callers have mentioned "Lonely Planet" numerous times. He also mentioned that lonely planet is the largest travel publisher. I have never heard of it before just listening to the podcasts just now. I always thought, having worked in a library, that Frommer's was the authority.

He interviewed Tony Wheeler, ceo/founder of Lonely Planet, and Rick just asked him what was always on my mind "Tony, do you struggle with pushing travel and how it contributes to global warming?". Short answer, yes he does.

What a journey.

Jeff Cooper – January 27, 2008 12:39PM Reply Quote
I relied heavily on the Lonely Planet Australia guidebook for my six-week trip in September-October 1992. It never led me wrong.

Lonely Planet and Frommers cater to somewhat different audiences. When I was 28 and traveling on a tight budget, the Lonely Planet guide was great.

ghidorah – January 27, 2008 01:09PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
picking up a Lonely Planet Yucatan, although it looks like I might have to put off my trip until next year =(

not the worst thing that can happen--it will give me time to brush up on my spanish

Mokers (Moderator) – January 28, 2008 06:39AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Well, I am paying the price for mocking all of your bad weather! Karma bit me in the ass and made me sick. Looks like soup is good food for me for the next week...

Nobody Special – January 28, 2008 02:45PM Reply Quote
Get well soon Remy!

Meantime, it looks like I'll be spending a few days getting near -40 C (which is ironically the same as -40 F). I am now the proud owner of a merry frozemobile (block heater works, battery don't).

Looks like I'll be getting to know the local cabbies for the next few days.

ghidorah – January 28, 2008 03:57PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
OOOOOOOOWWWWWWWich!

El Jeffe – January 29, 2008 02:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Tornado warning sirens just went off.

What a journey.

El Jeffe – January 29, 2008 02:33PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Like a hurricane right now. Tornado confirmed approaching. Moving NE (away from me)

What a journey.

El Jeffe – January 29, 2008 02:34PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Now hailing.

What a journey.

El Jeffe – January 29, 2008 02:38PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
hardest stuff has passed. Lull before smaller second wave.

What a journey.

Simon – January 29, 2008 02:49PM Reply Quote
Live storm blogging?

El Jeffe – January 29, 2008 02:51PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
those are the 4 distinct phases of tornados in my life.
1. warning.
2. hunker down
3. storm/hail/lightning etc
3a-NO TORNADO close enough to me to be seen
4. Go back to bed.

What a journey.

ddt – January 29, 2008 02:55PM Reply Quote
good luck, bill.

there was a tornado warning in malibu last week!

ddt

Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 29, 2008 04:19PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
heh, it's -8F here right now, headed down to -15F. It was in the 40's yesterday.
-40F wind chills.

I'm hiding inside. I was going to go hear Edwards speak tonight, but I didn't want to risk the cold.

Minnesota, where the weather actively tries to kill you!™

El Jeffe – January 29, 2008 04:25PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Funny, I recall some article where central Canada was the safest place on Earth, all weather/catastrophes taken into account. Not that far from you.

What a journey.

tliet – January 29, 2008 10:00PM Reply Quote
Dutch public television planning to broadcast Deep Throat, and the small christian party trying to look for ways to prevent it. In my book, that's called censorship.

Nice...

Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 30, 2008 02:02AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Quote
El Jeffe
Funny, I recall some article where central Canada was the safest place on Earth, all weather/catastrophes taken into account. Not that far from you.

They didn't factor in death by boredom....

El Jeffe – January 30, 2008 02:43AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Prolly.... But it WAS a really interesting article. Basically anyone in an earthquake/volcano/drought/hurricane area are threatened. So, central continents are good. Not sure why Siberia would not be equal to central Canada, outside of political threats and such.

What a journey.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 30, 2008 06:36AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Quote
tliet
Dutch public television planning to broadcast Deep Throat, and the small christian party trying to look for ways to prevent it. In my book, that's called censorship.

Nice...

Mohammad, porn. Is there nothing safe for the Dutch any more?

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