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  1. #29821
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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    Worked with Habitat for Humanity today. We worked on getting the trusses up to the roof so that they could be installed. Those puppies are heavy. Fortunately, there were some other volunteers to help our group with them so we made pretty good work with it. I think we got them up and the others installed as fast as if they had brought a crane to lift them up. Bonus - got to try out the nail gun on some of the outside walls.
    Kudos for good deeds!

  2. #29822
    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    I recently started using Babbel to learn Spanish. It’s a great app. Very much enjoying it and making quick progress!
    I have been using Duolingo to learn Latin in quarantine.

  3. #29823
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    I HIGHLY recommend the Pimsleur program if you are just looking for conversational/travel proficiency in a language. I received compliments in both Italy and France for being conversant despite having studied neither.

    Language is culture, and every country is proud of theirs. I have found through travels that if you can speak some rudimentary travel chat, even where everyone speaks English, locals are much more friendly and receptive because you tried to respect their culture.

  4. #29824
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    Feb 2007
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    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    I HIGHLY recommend the Pimsleur program if you are just looking for conversational/travel proficiency in a language. I received compliments in both Italy and France for being conversant despite having studied neither.

    Language is culture, and every country is proud of theirs. I have found through travels that if you can speak some rudimentary travel chat, even where everyone speaks English, locals are much more friendly and receptive because you tried to respect their culture.
    Parisians love me.

  5. #29825
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    Feb 2007
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    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    When I chaperoned a bunch of middle schoolers on a trip to France, the other mom chaperones got jealous (not really, it was a running joke) of all the waiters that flirted with me.

  6. #29826
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    Parisians love me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    When I chaperoned a bunch of middle schoolers on a trip to France, the other mom chaperones got jealous (not really, it was a running joke) of all the waiters that flirted with me.
    None of us are surprised. You have a certain Jennay-say-quah that is hard to deny.

  7. #29827
    Jenny said what?

  8. #29828
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Jenny said what?
    Peas and carrots?

  9. #29829
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    Katy lies
    You could see it in her eyes
    But imagine my surprise
    When I saw you

  10. #29830
    My musical interlude:


  11. #29831
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    May 2007
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    Winston-Salem, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    The Orleans in Vegas is an off-the-strip, sorta rundown local casino. (“Sorta rundown” is being kind although they have a great oyster bar/restaurant). But they are the only ones that spread really odd games — like Omaha H/L limit and stud. On Sunday nights, they have a HORSE tourney for about $100-$125 buy-in. Lots of fun.

    Last time I played, the guy to my buddy’s right was Dutch Boyd — winner of three WSOP bracelets. Good luck with that.

    Last time I played at the WSOP (not the Main Event) I ended up sitting next to Chris “Jesus” Ferguson and Jean-Robert Bellande at the bar eating dinner. Nice dudes, even though most hate Ferguson after his role in the Full Tilt Poker fiasco. I don’t play for money on-line so no skin off my apple, but — it’s palpable.
    Jesus! - I think the investment thread approved play for me would be to just stake you in that DBR tailgate tourney, given the company you keep. But as is well-known from my pie betting, I'm always game. I'll def have to check out The Orleans, including their oysters. One day.

    I always liked Ferguson. He's one of the original legends who helped make poker so huge on the world poker tour, travel channel IIRC. Seeing a math genius like him also slice bananas by throwing a card across the room was just cool.

  12. #29832
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    Feb 2007
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    Atlanta, GA
    My wife loves me because I speak French, and will double love me after I learn Spanish.

    But seriously, MtnDevil, you are 100% correct (can’t spork you atm).

  13. #29833
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardjackson199 View Post
    Jesus! - I think the investment thread approved play for me would be to just stake you in that DBR tailgate tourney, given the company you keep. But as is well-known from my pie betting, I'm always game. I'll def have to check out The Orleans, including their oysters. One day.

    I always liked Ferguson. He's one of the original legends who helped make poker so huge on the world poker tour, travel channel IIRC. Seeing a math genius like him also slice bananas by throwing a card across the room was just cool.
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    I also have a shot of me crashing and photobombing a selfie my friend took with Daniel Negraneau, but that will have to wait for a different day . . . .

  14. #29834
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    Feb 2007
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    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    Bonus - got to try out the nail gun on some of the outside walls.
    I want a nail gun.

  15. #29835
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    Quote Originally Posted by aimo View Post
    I want a nail gun.
    My wife wants a Bobcat. I am starting to get concerned.

  16. #29836
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    Nov 2007
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    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    My wife wants a Bobcat. I am starting to get concerned.
    as in the animal, or the tractor type thing?

  17. #29837
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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    as in the animal, or the tractor type thing?
    Both, really. She’s taking the mechanical one, but to her anything with a furry tail is cute.

    Which is why she married me. But that’s a different story altogether.

  18. #29838
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    F5332ACB-A6B8-4D91-A6EE-F48B90687842.jpg

    I also have a shot of me crashing and photobombing a selfie my friend took with Daniel Negraneau, but that will have to wait for a different day . . . .
    I always figured you more for an Indiana Jones type leather hat...

  19. #29839
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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    I always figured you more for an Indiana Jones type leather hat...
    I have a good Irish wool cap I am fond of wearing on the three days it is cold here.

    DaughterPK got me a snazzy Lands End wide-brim straw hat for summer, which keeps the sun off my neck, ears, and ever-growing scalp while also allowing for air flow. As you can imagine, that one gets a lot more wear.

    Some random baseball hats, my favorites being one from Carlsbad Caverns and one a friend gave me from Kent State. A really beat-up one from some island in the Caribbean that escapes me at the moment. But not a big baseball hat guy.

  20. #29840
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    Feb 2007
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    Durham, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    My wife wants a Bobcat. I am starting to get concerned.
    Ooohhh . . . that would be cool, too! Both the animal and the machine.

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