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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:39 pm

:D
I'm working outside today, mostly in the sun. 100 F +. Good conditioning for TTITD. Of course... I keep going in the house and drinking PBR on ice. So work is slowing down a bit. :lol:
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Madgirl » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:10 pm

Ice cold PBR is also good conditioning for TTITD...
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:39 pm

Indeed, and I'm going thru quite a bit of the stuff, while watching the Rock Fire, which broke out around 4:30 this afternoon and had spread to 1,000 (a thousand) acres by 7:15 p.m.. People are being evacuated along Morgan Valley Road, right into Main Street in Lower Lake, which is a mile from here.
The view to the east is pretty much a wall of smoke.

Luckily, the wind is from the south, so no smoke here -- though some above at high elevation.

Millicent The Bus is warmed up, key in the ignition, gate open. Vital documents, meds, and rudimentary clothing onboard.

Amusing anecdote: Around 5:00, as the column of smoke was beginning to dominate the view, the UPS van arrived with my new 5 pound fire extinguisher for camp.

Another amusing anecdote: I moved here from Norway to get away from rain and cold. Now I have 100 F, 10% humidity, and every time somebody so much as farts, a couple thousand acres goes up in flames.

Rock-n-roll. I'm working with grinder, cut-off saw, and welder -- in my all-steel barn. Life is good.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:41 pm

Madgirl! You!!!!!! (I finally remembered.)
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Madgirl » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:55 pm

*waves* Hi Elliot!
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:26 pm

:P
Do I need to apologize for anything? Do we have children? Dare I come to the Meet-n-Greet this year?

In other news.... Hurricane party at Elliot's house! Make that Wildfire Party. Absolutely amazing glow in the sky from the fire. It's kind'a my bedtime, but I will just keep working on Stuff while keeping an eye on the fire.

As of a couple days ago, I have purchased all the beer and wine for the camp. And being a perfectionist, we must sample every case for quality. If necessary, we could probably put out this little 1,000 acre conflagration with all this PBR.

...Would constitute "abuse of alcohol", though.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby ygmir » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:03 am

*wanders in, starts ECM*
I hope all is well there Elliot!! that fire sounds like it's really going!!
Ours here is coming under control, at least for now!

and what a heat wave.......dang this. well, good acclimation I guess.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby AntiM » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:54 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

The fires make me nervous, and I'm in Utah. In a well watered suburb. But it hurts my heart for everyone. Seeing El Cajon Pass on fire was insane. Larry used to drive through there once or twice a week. Stay safe!

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby ygmir » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:08 am

yeah sounds like the one over by Elliot is exploding! reports this morning is 5K acres, no containment.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Patsh » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:40 am

Yikes! I hope everyone stays safe, and Not-on-Fire.

Here's where I scoff at "Safety Third".

We have a few fires going here in central AZ, now. Very smoky in the valley the last few mornings.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Elliot » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:33 am

:D
Actually, this morning it seems as if there were no big fire at all last night. All the overhead smoke has blown away, and there is only a small column of smoke to the distant east. The fire moved south and west in the night, but there is not much smoke to the south either. So they seem to have gotten it well under control. Too early for much news on the interweb yet -- everybody was up until 3 a.m., like I was.

Mere words cannot adequately thank the brave young folks who choose to go in harms way to protect us old coots and our grandchildren. Firefighters, I salute you!
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby The CO » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:28 am

Feels like an irish coffee sort of day...
<pours a few in case others are thirsty>

Today, I am starting the build for M*A*S*H's kitchen sink. Made from 98% upcycled materials.

Next week, the EVAP MK VIII "Water Tower"...
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby FaeTora » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:34 am

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I hope this hits the spot.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby goathead » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:50 am

yep

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby The CO » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:13 pm

Just got my Staff ticket email notification!!!

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Mojojita » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:42 pm

^^^ Yea!

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Madgirl » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:50 pm

Cheers to that, CO!
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Elliot » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:57 pm

And.... The manly tutu will be worn by Andy, friend of Patsh, this year.

The fire east of me is still going, with more smoke than this morning. But they are clearly taking this seriously -- just check out this air tanker. That's no puny old piston-pumping decommissioned submarine hunter. That a full grown jetliner! Must carry a prodigious amount of water or retardant.

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:47 pm

Elliot - Yg, happy to hear that the fires seem to be abating a bit. Very scary. We are lucky here in southern Marin near the GG Bridge where it is a cool 70 or so. 20+ degrees warmer just a few miles to the north and east of us.

Stay safe, kids!!!

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:50 pm

Elliot, sorry I missed out on that Tutu. Gave my red one away last year in the same spirit that you relinquished yours. Good guy will be wearing it for sure, right, Patsh.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby lucky420 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:05 pm

Hello Bar!

Dang heatwave bah... :|
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby FaeTora » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:08 am

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Something to help with the heat.

I'm just comfy but I am cold at 72 degrees, so I think my perspective is skewed.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:20 am

*strolls in, takes one of FT's drinks, with thanks*
Hi FT!
yeah, "skewed perspective".......so many places to go, with that, for so many of us.....hahaha

cooler weather today! some cloud cover! so hopefully it'll help with some of the fires.
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:39 am

Hi FT, good to see you here once again. Overcast and cool here as well this morning, YG so that is positive news on the fire front.

Placement tells me that I will be camped in Hushville on E at about 5:20 again this year. I will have my hydro cooled ladies only massage table at the ready between 3 PM and 6 PM on Monday - Friday. Massage or not, I hope many of you do stop by to say hi. We will be arriving with Early Entry on Thursday and working ARTery shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Won't be long now! Ninth year and it is still exciting!
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:47 am

98 degrees yesterday 100 today For Nixon NV

113 degrees yesterday 103 today for Salem OR
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby Ratty » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:49 am

Unjon, cut it out. Next you'll be pulling up your shirt to show your recent operations. :lol:
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:17 am

another interloper........
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:45 am

lucky420 wrote:... (not that ive ever been in a giant vagina).

Not even that one time when you were much, much smaller?
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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:58 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
lucky420 wrote:... (not that ive ever been in a giant vagina).

Not even that one time when you were much, much smaller?



Hey leave my mom out of this :D

Yes that would be the only time
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:59 am

Ygmirs magical forest. where all the cretins are welcome...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!


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