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Get Together -lauraw July 14, 2009

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Hello Innocent Bystanders, Hostages, Stoats, Undeads, and other members of the International Moron Community.

As some of you know, last month a number of us got together to chat, drink, dance, and freshen the gene pools of our various parasitic infestations.

We have another bloodletting ceremony soiree planned for mid-September in Connecticut, likely by the shore. Shaping up to look like Saturday Sept. 12th will be the day.

The June meetup was the first one that included some non-Connecticutians (well, except for New Yorkers and Mass people but we consider them local). It was so much fun I’m opening this one up to Moron Nation in general.

ctmorons AT gmail DOT com

Interested in meeting some of your fakey internet friends? We’d be delighted to meet you, too.

Come to our party, you lousy motherfuckers!

UPDATE BY SITE ADMINISTRATION: At the last moron meet-up in Connecticut, we encountered the resident marina hobo-pirate who partied with us until late at night, and seemed like a good guy.  He and Rosetta really bonded.

So he was not strangled.

Big mistake. Now he thinks we’re pussies, he has a major attitude problem, and he’s considering coming to the next event.

Fuck You, AOSHQ Weenies!  Especially that Wiserbud dork!!!

Fuck You, AOSHQ Weenies! Especially that Wiserbud dork!!!

Picture courtesy of Darryl.

That’s Laura lounging in the background, by the way, but she asked me to crop her face and hump out of this picture.  She’s actually quite attractive, if you like big-boned women.

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1. lauraw - July 14, 2009

Fruit flavored Tootsie Rolls are yummy. I had no idea. I would never have tried these.

Do this: savor a little piece of chocolate, then follow it with an orange flavored tootsie roll.
fuhgeddaboutit, it’s delicious

2. kevlarchick - July 14, 2009

I would like to attend this gathering. But please don’t make me do shots. I’ll end up dancing with Dave or something.

3. lauraw - July 14, 2009

Dave said he might be coming to this one, too.

4. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

Dave said he might be coming to this one, too.

This does not please the Baby Jesus…

http://bacn.me/8zk

5. lauraw - July 14, 2009

don’t pick on Dave

*rude little shoulder-shove*

6. MCPO Airdale - July 14, 2009

Shall we bring gifts of vodka, fruit pies and Simonize wax?

7. Dave in Texas - July 14, 2009

>> I’ll end up dancing with Dave or something.

Singin, dancin, driving into a car wash with the top down.

What? I ain’t got no convertible.

8. lauraw - July 14, 2009

Monty just emailed that he was interested, too.

This could be another biggie.

9. Tushar - July 14, 2009

I might come, if you promise another hobo to chew on.

10. Dave in Texas - July 14, 2009

(see what I did there?)

11. alexthechick - July 14, 2009

I’m going to try to make it.

12. kevlarchick - July 14, 2009

Oh I’m not making fun of him. I’ve heard about his dancing prowess. I will be the one who looks like a fool.

13. Dave in Texas - July 14, 2009

She wuz gettin all up in wiserbud’s binness.

I may have to kneecap him.

14. Rosetta - July 14, 2009

What the fuck is this shit.

15. lauraw - July 14, 2009

Shit. Rosetta’s here.

Everybody shut up and act natural.

*picks nose real casual-like*

16. Tushar - July 14, 2009

>>Shit. Rosetta’s here

Backup hobo.

17. sohos - July 14, 2009

Count reminded me that this is when I am supposed to be having my knee surgery. I may can push it back to Oct.

18. Dave in Texas - July 14, 2009

OHAI

19. Tushar - July 14, 2009

Just checked out Pirate Steve’s photo. Awesome!

Darryl is da man!

20. nicedeb - July 14, 2009

I miss out on all the fun. There’s no way I can explain to my hubby how much fun it would be for me to fly out there and meet all my fake internet moron friends.

21. Sobek - July 14, 2009

I never saw the pirate photo.

22. Tushar - July 14, 2009

Sobek,

look at comment 691 on the Yahoo Groups

23. Sobek - July 14, 2009

I can’t get into the groups, I only get the e-mail.

24. kevlarchick - July 14, 2009

Nice Deb, amen sista. Mr Kevlar is all like “what is this blog shit of which you speak?”

25. Rosetta - July 14, 2009

Comments 21 – 23, Sobek has a Tushar sandwich.

Again.

26. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

Aw come on ladies. You can come have fun. Bring your boys.

We’ll go easy on em.

27. Mrs. Peel - July 14, 2009

Hmm…I’ll let you know after I find out how much it’s going to cost to fix my plumbing problems. (I STILL haven’t managed to get a plumber out here for an estimate. One’s coming on Thursday, supposedly.)

28. lauraw - July 14, 2009

Nicedeb & Kevlarchick, you can certainly explain it to them. If I did it, so can you.

The first meetup in Boston was regarded *very* skeptically by the hubby but after that it was smoooooth sailing.

Because these people are wonderful and anybody can tell that when you meet them. We always have a good time.

It might help to have a local meetup first, just so he can get the idea of the thing. And of course, never everneverdoNOT let them read any of the overnight comments threads at AOSHQ. Or the daytime ones.

29. Michael - July 14, 2009

Nice Deb, amen sista. Mr Kevlar is all like “what is this blog shit of which you speak?”

Cathy was like that — “why are you wasting time with these blogs?”

To which my rejoinder was — “you’re staring at a screen too while you watch movies, but I can talk back and relate to people.”

Eventually, she tried it and got into it.

30. Michael - July 14, 2009

If Geoff doesn’t show up for the Sept. 12 meet-up, I’m thinking I’ll attend and tell everyone that I’m Geoff. Maybe I’ll find some chart groupies.

I’m counting on those of you who recognize me to cooperate.

31. Mrs. Peel - July 14, 2009

Sounds great. To help with the subterfuge, I’ll hang out with you and have conversations about engineering and science fiction, just like I would with the real geoff.

32. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

>> Or the daytime ones

Or mine. At AoS. Or here.

Anywhere really. You don’t know me.

That’d be best I think.

33. Michael - July 14, 2009

Hey thanks, Peelie. But you will have to nod your head and make little exclamations like “Oh yes, so true,” while I babble nonsense.

34. Mrs. Peel - July 14, 2009

Hmm, well, that is more or less the way I behave around geoff…

Does anyone want to pretend to be Sobek? I’ll cast adoring glances at you, and possibly make some risqué suggestions.

35. Vmaximus - July 14, 2009

Damn is that my Bro? What the hell is he doing in CT?

36. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

>> Does anyone want to pretend to be Sobek?

No way I could carry off that suave demeanor.

37. Tushar - July 14, 2009

>> Does anyone want to pretend to be Sobek?

An Apu accent more authentic than me is a pre-req.

38. pajama momma - July 14, 2009

ok if I’m going, I’m sure the wiserbuds won’t mind me crashing at their pad

39. geoff - July 14, 2009

If Geoff doesn’t show up for the Sept. 12 meet-up, I’m thinking I’ll attend and tell everyone that I’m Geoff.

I’m all yours.

40. pajama momma - July 14, 2009

To which my rejoinder was — “you’re staring at a screen too while you watch movies, but I can talk back and relate to people.”

Hah! That’s exactly how it was with me and pretty much the whole world

41. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

If Geoff doesn’t show up for the Sept. 12 meet-up, I’m thinking I’ll attend and tell everyone that I’m Geoff.

Will you be wearing a GRAPHic t-shirt?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Dayum, I’s funny!!!

42. MCPO Airdale - July 14, 2009

My missus refers to you all as, “MCPO’s imaginary friends”.

43. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

ok if I’m going, I’m sure the wiserbuds won’t mind me crashing at their pad

Well, we do have a pool and a pond.

44. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

KC has to show up. And wear nice shoes.

45. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

“this is gonna be GREAT”

/flounder

46. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

“this is gonna be GREAT”

Does you minds if we dance wif yo dates?

47. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

My advice to you is to start drink heavily.

48. Tushar - July 14, 2009

I am tempted to come and bring the wife along. The question is: will the babies stay alright with gramps and granny, or will they kill the elders and destroy the house?

49. Vmaximus - July 14, 2009

Ninja Sky or 8 feet in the air!
Ninja Sky, or 8 feet in the air!

Wiser suggested a title of Hey! Watch where you put you paws, bitch!

50. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

Roadtrip.

51. Vmaximus - July 14, 2009

Bear showing Zeke the back of his hand
you are going to get it!

52. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

Heeeeeey, you f*@ked up! You trusted us!

53. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

It’s not gonna be an orgy. It’s a Toga party.

54. BrewFan - July 14, 2009
55. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

I anticipate a deeply religious experience.

56. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests – we did.

57. pajama momma - July 14, 2009

Well, we do have a pool and a pond.

perfect

. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests – we did.

Wow, it got even more perfect. Who’da thunk?

58. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

And most recently of all, a “AoS Moron-Palooza” was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.

59. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

And most recently of all, a “Roman Toga Party” was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.

60. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

HAHAHAHAHA

61. Tushar - July 14, 2009
62. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

They took the bar! The whole f@*king bar!

63. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

HAHAHAHAHA

badaBING!

64. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

*buuuurp* WHY NOT?

65. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.

And we’re just the guys to do it.

66. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

he’s rolling

67. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

May I have ten thousand marbles, please?

68. Michael - July 14, 2009

I am tempted to come and bring the wife along.

Oh yeah. I’m going to dance with her. I don’t care if she doesn’t want to dance with me, I’ll use my patented “grab and drag” technique to get her to the dance floor.

It worked with Lauraw.

69. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

RAMMING SPEEEEEEED

70. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

I’ll use my patented “grab and drag” technique to get her to the dance floor.

By a interesting coincidence, it’s also how he got Cathy to the alter.

71. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

I won’t go schizo, will I?

72. Michael - July 14, 2009

By a interesting coincidence, it’s also how he got Cathy to the alter.

You know, for over three decades, people who know both me and Cathy have been asking me, “How the fuck did you pull that off?”

It’s kinda annoying.

73. Tushar - July 14, 2009

>>Oh yeah. I’m going to dance with her.

You will have to bend over a lot. My wife is tiny.

74. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

It’s a distinct possibility.

75. geoff - July 14, 2009

You will have to bend over a lot.

Oh I’m sure he’s used to that.

76. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

You know, for over three decades, people who know both me and Cathy have been asking me, “How the fuck did you pull that off?”

I hear that all the time about Mrs. Wiserbud. Actually, it’s more like “Why the hell did you marry HIM?

77. geoff - July 14, 2009

Hey, guess what I am!!
..
..
..
A zit!!

78. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

My wife is tiny.

Lucky for you, huh? IYKWIS….

79. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. “Ooh, we’re afraid to go with you Wiserbud, we might get in trouble.”

Well, just kiss my ass from now on!

80. Tushar - July 14, 2009

>>Lucky for you, huh? IYKWIS….

I don’t know what you are saying, and I am afraid to ask.

81. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

Wiserbud’s right. Psychotic, but right. We gotta nail these bastards.

82. wiserbud - July 14, 2009

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

(I’m amazed it took this long to get to this one….)

83. Michael - July 14, 2009

You will have to bend over a lot. My wife is tiny.

A spinner!!!

Tushar, my good opinion of you just went way up.

84. Michael - July 14, 2009

Somebody needs to reconnoiter where we throw that pirate/hobo’s mutilated corpse into the water where it won’t be noticed for a few days.

Lauraw?

Bueller?

85. Mrs. Peel - July 14, 2009

Are you guys seriously still hanging out with the random drunk pirate guy? Somehow, that makes the whole thing 100% more hilarious.

86. daveintexas - July 14, 2009

I feel as if he is a part of me now.

*burrrp*

87. Edward Von Bear - July 14, 2009
88. Edward Von Bear - July 14, 2009

Damn.

html Fail. My bad.

Here is Soulard.
http://www.soulard.org/about.php

89. Michael - July 14, 2009

I used to live right next to Soulard, in Tower Grove East.

90. Cathy - July 14, 2009

^and we would go to the Soulard Market every Saturday morning. Was established in 1759.

91. Cathy - July 14, 2009

Er… sorry. 1779.

THOUGHT I had recalled that it was before the revolution.

I was WRONG.

*make a note of that*

92. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

So, this is where you guys hang out.

Hey, don’t run away …

93. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

But seriously, folks: Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Wickepinto?

94. alexthechick - July 15, 2009

You will have to bend over a lot. My wife is tiny.

Wait. Wait. I might actually be taller than someone else there? Hell, I have to show now.

95. geoff - July 15, 2009

But seriously, folks: Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Wickepinto?

Leave a comment at Mrs. Peel’s. He doesn’t go by WP anymore, though. I’m not sure if the association of his old and new monikers is any kind of secret – anybody else know if giving them together is a problem?

Anyway, he visits Mrs. Peel’s nearly daily.

96. composmentis - July 15, 2009

Well, just kiss my ass from now on!

The wiserspud mantra. Words to live by.

97. lauraw - July 15, 2009

my patented “grab and drag” technique

Will you stop? What a crock. I took college biology courses. I know what chloroform smells like, you douchebag.

98. Dave in Texas - July 15, 2009

Hey now, I just put on too much aftershave. I was wiping it off with a handkerchief, that’s all.

That’s all.

99. Mrs. Peel - July 15, 2009

I don’t think it’s a secret, geoff. Besides, anyone should be able to recognize his writing a mile off.

Anyway, you’re looking for Douglas, Steve.

I just had the most bizarre dream about going on the National Review cruise. Like, seriously bizarre. So bizarre that I don’t even want to give you the slightest hint of what happened in the dream for fear it will reveal horrible things about what goes on in my subconscious.

100. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

Thanks Geoff, and Mrs. Peel too.

101. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

Um, Mrs. Peel, what’s your URL? Sorry, can’t find it with Google.

Anyone?

102. Dave in Texas - July 15, 2009
103. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

Thanks, Dave.

104. Mrs. Peel - July 15, 2009

Oops, sorry, Steve. I have my blog set to not be google-indexed since I am trying to keep people from getting to my blog other than through links from fellow morons. (I had a lot of weirdos show up on the old blogspot blog.) Click my name, or the link Dave provided.

105. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

No worries, Mrs. Peel. Completely understand your concerns. Thanks for letting me post. Miss you guys, actually. I no longer post at Ace’s place. Got tired of politics. I’ve retreated into my world of fantasy and fantasy fiction instead, venturing forth for the occasional pizza.

106. geoff - July 15, 2009

I don’t think it’s a secret, geoff. Besides, anyone should be able to recognize his writing a mile off.

Just thought he might be trying to start completely fresh.

107. geoff - July 15, 2009

it will reveal horrible things about what goes on in my subconscious.

…and that would differentiate you from the rest of the denizens how?

108. Dave in Texas - July 15, 2009

We would know she has TWO BRAINS.

109. geoff - July 15, 2009

I no longer post at Ace’s place.

Hardly any of us comment there any more, even though Dave and Laura write posts as cob-loggers.

Miss you guys, actually.

There’s more of the gang at The Hostages (“H2” in the blogroll on the sidebar). They are nearly politics-free. Actually they’re pretty much content-free. Actually there’s no sign of any thought there at all. So most of us stop by there a lot.

IB (this site) didn’t have a lot of politics, but they recently encouraged me to start posting here, so their political content went up a bit. But I’m not writing anything this week, so you’re safe for now.

110. wiserbud - July 15, 2009

Actually there’s no sign of any thought there at all.

HEY! WTF are you tal… Oh look! A squirrel!!

111. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

“Actually they’re pretty much content-free”?!

Wow, sounds like my kind of place, since I’m pretty content-free myself. I’ll see you there. And here. I think it’s safe to say that any comments I might post will be lacking in meaningful content, or even meaning. For sure, no politics. Homey don’t play that game no more.

Any-hoo, thanks for the info.

112. Mrs. Peel - July 15, 2009

Just thought he might be trying to start completely fresh.

Yeah, we really should have given Steve a little more of the back story. Steve, the slaying of the WP persona came after a few weeks of high drama over at the old Hostages site. Long story, and I don’t know all of it, but basically, the fallout was that the Hostages moved over to H2 and Doug deleted the original site, and then announced at various places that Wickedpinto was dead and he was just going to be himself. So, don’t call him Wickedpinto – he’s going by Doug now. He still writes long stream-of-consciousness rants (hence my remark that you can recognize his comments a mile off), but has really toned down the vulgarity. At least at my place, anyway.

113. doubleplusundead - July 15, 2009

If you’re still looking for politics & news shit, there’s my place too.

114. Steve (aka Ed Snate) - July 15, 2009

Mrs. Peel:

Thanks for the update. I’m not surprised–Doug seemed to have been signaling well in advance of his slaying Wickedpinto that he was uncomfortable with that persona. Glad to hear he’s being himself. That’s a good thing, IMO.

115. doubleplusundead - July 15, 2009

As for a meetup, I’ll try and get there again. Gonna be a tough one, but I’m gonna try. We’ve really got to do a Keystone moron meetup.

116. Pupster - July 15, 2009

He can kill any thread, spell-check does despi-i-seAnd he can break any bitch with his massive white thighsAnd he only reveals what you don’t want to seeHe calls himself “Doug” but he’ll always be Pinto to me

117. Pupster - July 15, 2009

Dammit. What happened to my line breaks?

*kicks HTML in the junque*

118. BrewFan - July 15, 2009

Pupster does his Billy Joel tribute! Very nice!

119. doc - July 15, 2009

Thank you, LauraW for the invite. I would so love to make it to one of these (if only to prove to ya’ll that I am not so ploverish in person) but our summer is slammed. Hope a good time will be had by all and that the natural hobo population has sufficient time to recover. Mrs. Peel, I’m guessing your dreams involve Jonah, K-Lo, a pound or two of back bacon, and some melted candle wax. It’s ok, tame in comparison to the moronosphere’s kinks and perversions? toodles

120. Dave in Texas - July 15, 2009

wait a minute.

who the hell did we kill then?

121. Vmaximus - July 15, 2009

There’s more of the gang at The Hostages (”H2″ in the blogroll on the sidebar). They are nearly politics-free. Actually they’re pretty much content-free. Actually there’s no sign of any thought there at all. So most of us stop by there a lot.

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(Sorry I forgot how to type there for a second, us Hostages do that)

122. skinbad - July 15, 2009

*tosses Pups a pig ear*

123. skinbad - July 15, 2009

And I’m confused. You mean the guy holding the card isn’t Mesa?

124. lauraw - July 15, 2009

I just saw the update.

Thanks for the compliment, Michael.

125. Sobek - July 15, 2009

Agastya and Atharvan are way too sweet to give Tushar’s parents any trouble.

Actually, now that I think about it, they kept calling me “Caca.”

126. lauraw - July 15, 2009

They have their father’s subtle wit.

127. Tushar - July 15, 2009

Caca is Apu-speak for Uncle*.
No relation to Macaca.

*In India, elders get respect. Every grown up, including your father’s friends, have to be addressed as ‘Uncle’. Kinda like how kids used to address adults as Mister once upon a time in America.

128. geoff - July 15, 2009

Caca is Apu-speak for Uncle*.

[snicker] Good one, Tushar. Now tell him that “shithead” means “honored elder.”

129. BrewFan - July 15, 2009

I call Michael “taint licker” which is Hebrew for ‘mighty lawyer’.

130. Michael - July 15, 2009

Hey Brew, I saw you showing off your Vietnamese earlier.

It looked rather impressive, I must say, although I suppose you were just asking her for a blowjob.

131. BrewFan - July 15, 2009

It looked rather impressive, I must say, although I suppose you were just asking her for a blowjob.

I just thanked her for visiting us. Now, maybe 30 years ago…

132. Sobek - July 15, 2009

“In India, elders get respect.”

I’m not that eld.

133. Tushar - July 15, 2009

>>I’m not that eld.

For a 2 year old, you are.

134. TattooedIntellectual - July 15, 2009

Once again let’s just ignore the middle of the country. Whatever, it’s not like I really want to meet any of y’all anyway. 😉

135. geoff - July 15, 2009

Once again let’s just ignore the middle of the country. Whatever, it’s not like I really want to meet any of y’all anyway.

Yoo kin hed out our’n way, ‘n we’ll hav us a inbred flyover partay!

136. TattooedIntellectual - July 15, 2009

Wait, you’re in CO right? Haven’t been to CO in a while. Hmmm.

137. Michael - July 15, 2009

Once again let’s just ignore the middle of the country. Whatever, it’s not like I really want to meet any of y’all anyway.

Not fair! Dallas is in the middle of the country, and you were invited to the IBMMP.

138. TattooedIntellectual - July 15, 2009

Dude, pull out a map for me and double check, Dallas is not in the middle of the country. It’s at the bottom.

139. geoff - July 15, 2009

It’s at the bottom.

…also known as the butt.

140. TattooedIntellectual - July 15, 2009

Hahahaha, Michael lives in the butt.

141. Michael - July 15, 2009

Hahahaha, Michael lives in the butt.

No, the butt is actually Houston.

142. TattooedIntellectual - July 15, 2009

I thought that was the butthole. No?

143. Michael - July 15, 2009

*looks around for Sohos*

You are correct, TI.

144. TattooedIntellectual - July 15, 2009

Haha.

And my point stands, not the middle of the country.

145. daveintexas - July 15, 2009

If you’re flying, hubs are the middle of the country. Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis and Phoenix.

146. Michael - July 15, 2009

Also Denver. I think United runs a lot of flights through there.

147. Lipstick - July 16, 2009

And hey, I’m going to get to fly into John Murtha Airport again soon!

There’s a reason we call him the Prince of Pork.

148. Mrs. Peel - July 16, 2009

I was reading something the other day that referred to “the airport that used to be known as National Airport.” Isn’t that…Reagan Airport? What, do you hate Reagan so much you can’t even use the name of the airport?

(Although, hardly anyone in Houston calls IAH “Bush”…we all call it Intercontinental. Usually, the only people who call it Bush are from out of town. I don’t think that’s a Bush-hating thing…maybe just a force of habit? So perhaps that was the same thing. Except that the speaker and writer weren’t DC natives.)

149. Dave in Texas - July 16, 2009

I flew into it so many times back before it became Reagan National that I still call it National. So perhaps you’re right, depends on the context I suppose.

I’ll bet Michael still says “Idlewild” instead of “JFK”.

150. Michael - July 16, 2009

Car 54 where are you?

151. Lipstick - July 16, 2009

52 Skidoo

152. Angus Dei - July 20, 2009

Drat! Too far. Try Dallas next time.

153. Track-A-'Crat - July 20, 2009

Darn it, wish I were in CT. Anything like this happening in eternally left-wing DC?

154. BrewFan - July 20, 2009

There’s a hold-up in the Bronx, Brooklyn’s broken out in fights. There’s a traffic jam in Harlem, that’s backed up to Jackson Heights. There’s a scout troop, short a child; Khrushchev’s due at Idlewild! CAR 54 – Where Are You ?

155. Michael - July 20, 2009

Heh.

156. lauraw - July 20, 2009

Darn it, wish I were in CT.

*staring at screen in stunned silence*

157. Mrs. Peel - July 20, 2009

I probably can’t make this one…that plumbing repair is going to run me $7-8k, and insurance won’t cover it 😦

I haven’t figured out how best to finance the plumbing repair yet. I have the cash, of course, but that would use up most of my rainy day funds, and replenishing them would take a LONG time. I don’t want to take a loan if I can possibly avoid it because I don’t like paying interest. I thought of a way to avoid paying interest, but it’s somewhat risky, would leave me with deplenished funds for a while, and might take longer to get me back in the black than a loan. decisions, decisions…

158. lauraw - July 20, 2009

Ah, the joy of being a homeowner.

Sorry we won’t see you in September. We WILL be having more of these, of course. Though this will be the last one in relatively warm weather for a while. If we hold to our two-three month schedule, next one will be in November…BRRRRR.

Keep an eye on the board for next Spring!

159. geoff - July 21, 2009

I would definitely avoid depleting your cash until the economy is happy once again. Home equity loan is probably the right choice, but if you’re going to bother with that, you should add in whatever else you might want done.

160. geoff - July 21, 2009

Wrote a kind of longish post, but it seemed kind of self-indulgent so I put it up at my old place. I was carrying on about how the defining difference between liberals and conservatives is a sense of destiny.*

Again.

161. Dave in Texas - July 21, 2009

Sorry to hear about the plumbing pain dearie. That just plain sucks. I’m with Geoff, finance it at a low rate and think about some other upgrades you’ve had in mind, roll it in.

November in CT? Hmmm…

Well, the deer flies won’t be messing with ya.

*goes off to read Geoff’s post, which I’M SURE YOU SHOULD HAVE POSTED HERE CAUSE YOUR STUFF IS GOOD*

162. geoff - July 21, 2009

I probably can’t make this one…that plumbing repair is going to run me $7-8k, and insurance won’t cover it

Alternatively, Dave and I can come over to fix it. When we’re done it’ll probably cost $10- $15K for repairs, but insurance will probably cover it.

163. harrison - July 21, 2009

Geoff charts it and Dave shoots it.

What could go wrong?

164. Fluffy the Sentient Chainsaw - July 21, 2009

BRAAM BRAAM BRUM BRUM BRUMMM BUBRUUUHHHM

165. Dave in Texas - July 21, 2009

Chainsaws are cute but they are no substitute for TNT-induced precision plumbing repair.

FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!

166. harrison - July 21, 2009

The stuff’s good for fishing, too.

I hear.


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