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Get off my LAWN! "Grumpy Old Farts"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by B-string, Dec 29, 2013.


  1. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Especially if you worked all day and played a gig the day before! :D

    Sometimes it felt like my eyelids were made of lead!
     
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  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    The sad part was that in this country the degree wasn’t recognised unless I went back to school for two years. With a wife and two kids to support I was never able to do that!. Still things did sort of work out alright in the end. :)
     
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  3. Tony Johnson

    Tony Johnson Guest

    Jun 27, 2018
    Lake Wawasee is about an hour away from Ft Wayne. Borne and raised in Stockton, CA...California's inland sea port where summer temps like now can hit 117 F. 6K mark is a nice place to be. I remember driving through Flagstaff one summer and noticed the drop in temperature right away. 60s to 80s for the most part is what we get here in Ft Wayne excluding those few days of 90s and high humity...lol.
     
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  4. spankdaplank

    spankdaplank

    Jan 19, 2003
    Philippines
    Earthquake update: This school is about one kilometer as the crow flies from our house. Located directly on the fault line and epicenter of previous and the latest quakes. Apparently last year's big one weakened it and the midnight shaker two nights ago finished the job. Nobody was injured as both happened at night.
    Today I'm fixing some new cracks in the walls in our house. image1.
     
  5. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    Wow, that's really a shame sir Brian. Thank goodness that happened at night while the school was empty.
     
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  6. the slug

    the slug man, why the long face Supporting Member

    May 21, 2014
    I was posting this to another thread and thought some of you Grumpsters might enjoy it. I bought a stick bass for when I get together for bluegrass gigs with friends. Lots of people have wanted my head on a stick for years, so I complied......... stick bass.
     
  7. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    You just don't know how lucky you are until you see things like this! What a blessing that it was night time and school wasn't in session. I hope your next few days and nights are quieter than the last couple.
     
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  8. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Thank God for small blessings......
     
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  9. spankdaplank

    spankdaplank

    Jan 19, 2003
    Philippines
    I think the building had been empty since last year's big one (7.1 on the Richter). The latest one (4.7) finished it off.
    To be clear, my wife, daughter and I are fully aware of the risks. We made a fully informed choice to move here 7 years ago and have not regretted one minute of it.
    Fortunately our house is built to pretty good standards earthquake wise. The cracks that showed up are strictly cosmetic.
    Thanks to all for your concern.
     
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  10. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    Good to hear you're all ok, Brian. We hope to land in Bicol in less than 4 years now... getting closer to 3 years, if all goes well.
     
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  11. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Elvis did the same thing with his Ampeg bass.

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  12. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Some kids wouldn’t mind having their school knocked down.
     
  13. Glad to hear that Spanka

    Maurie.
     
  14. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    What movie was that in?
     
  15. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    "Elvis Takes a Bride"

    :D
     
  16. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Brian, you keep safe y’hear? We don’t want to lose any old farts. :)

    If an earthquake happened here and shook the house Dorothy would blame my released gases!!! :D
     
  17. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  18. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    Of course rumors of off camera antics inspired The Police to sing "Be My Girl"

    :D
     
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  19. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    ? :wideyed:
     
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  20. Passinwind

    Passinwind I am Passinwind and some of you are not. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Stupid stuffin' heat wave is not all bad. First ripe fruit of the year from one of our trees, which looked completely dead two years ago after ~20 years of pretty good yields. But once again, nature did find a way. Fresh figs rule!

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