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Everything posted by Dunnar

  1. My Brownies got a new veteran QB, thank you Buffalo and Las. I think having a QB that doesn't turn the ball over will make this team massively better. Got a WR (Landry) that can catch the ball ... imagine that. Thank you Miami Added talent and experience in the O Line and the secondary without overspending. Can potentially draft Darnold (or some other QB) AND Barkley. AND we still have 3 second round picks. QBs are probably going 1-3. Making 4 very interesting. I could see a draft day swap with Denver at 5 to get another pick from them because they may want a QB too. Still blows my mind they kept Hue. Not sure why you want him mentoring your #1 pick ... but whatever. We might win a game this year.
  2. It'll feel like a Cody Parkey shank
  3. Beyond ecstatic. It's like they have a fantasy football team. And Ward 21, Myles Garrett 23
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 ... 4/10 I have seen every one in the series. The first movie was excellent. Catching Fire was decent. Then the series took a left turn for the worse with Mockingjay. Mockingjay part 2 continues that left turn. Never mind that I didn't like the story. I just didn't care for the flow of the movie or anything. I could see some things coming. It was one of those movies that try to jam to much in from a book and ends up doing a poor job. Movies are usually about character development and this one does a poor job of it. Even my son was like meh. Is it just me, or is Jennifer Lawrence just meh too?
  5. Think I got it. You drill the bolt directly into the block to hold the weight. I'm not a construction expert, but I find it interesting how its constructed. How are your power lines fed? Do you have conduit running in the space between the block+plasterboard? Our home only has blocks below ground for the foundation/basement. What kind of beer was that?
  6. Chrome on my PC and Phone Firefox on my tablet ... without Chrome installed ... can't let Google see everything. IE on my work PC. VPN whenever I'm bad.
  7. You are old and I still wouldn't rule out arthritis. Other values are in play, like temperature and humidity. Since we are quoting ourselves ... I thought long and hard about getting a new PC. I ultimately determined I really didn't need a new one. So I went in another direction and treated myself to something I have long had my eye on ... a sauna So far so good ... its basically part of my shower routine. Nice and relaxing. I have only had it for 2 weeks so I will wait to see how I feel and if I notice any long term changes.
  8. Hope it pays well as DC can be quite expensive. Another bonus, the traffic is awesome!
  9. 1. I will check that out, thank you. 2. So funny you mentioned Barcelona. When planning the trip, that was the most difficult decision I came across. I really really really wanted to stop in Barcelona. However, in addition to a few sites around Paris, there were 3 bucket list items I wanted to hit in France. This goes way back to my youth sitting history class, Palace of Versailles, stay inside the walled city of Carcassonne and visit the Palais des Papes in Avingon. It will just motivate me to visit Spain in the future
  10. I want to hear all about that cruise. I've looked at those cruises and that's a route through Europe that I'm interested in. I am fortunate enough to get a lot of vacation time. One of the reasons I have stayed with my employer for such a long time
  11. Big year for vacations as this will be the first time that I have ever left North America. Spending 8 days in Iceland: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SjQuaECbjIruRluTr6IjZRVzlygLAz75&usp=sharing Spending 2 weeks in France (need to update some more, but you get the gist): https://drive.google.com/open?id=19EqJbw1TetZMvNe9zsW-vlzwrzm5EwhP&usp=sharing Few things have come together for us as a family to enable these trips. We've expanding our vacation budget as my son is a junior, so we only have a few more family vacations left. We have made a conscious decision to start seeing exploring the planet. And I've gotten better at stretching our vacation dollars.
  12. What's the difference between a pacifier, rattle or some other toy? Parents have been giving their kids something to occupy them since the beginning of time. My kids are teens so its a little different. But I had the same thoughts when they were younger. All my daughter does is watch YouTube. My sons time switches from playing video games to watching YouTube with the occasional GoT. He's been playing games since he was young without restrictions ... much to the disagreement of mom. Many times I will hear my daughter on FaceTime with her friends. Or in direct contact with their friends via SnapChat or in my son's case, game chat. I have a couple of rules, do NOT go over your data and put the phone away while we're eating. Outside if that, I don't have many restrictions. I do worry about content ... but lets face it. In this world, they can access anything they want, anytime they want. So, I have to trust them. And as long as they do good in school, aren't getting in trouble, and doing what they need to do ... I am not going to restrict things. If I find drugs, grades slip or something else ... that will change. Couple of things I notice. 1. Its normal behavior for them and their friends. For many parents, I am the only adult they know that plays video games so many will confide in me when they have concerns. I have had more than one friend say all their kid does is play video games and they are worried. I make a distinction between playing something by yourself and playing with your friends. I hear my son playing a lot and he is usually on with his friends. So ... its something he and his friends do together. Do you wish that they would be outside shooting hoops, yes. But that doesn't happen. Hell, me and my friends didnt always do that either. 2. I make a distinction between normal and abnormal behavior. Its the abnormal kids that usually have problems or are socially awkward. For my generation, it was normal to watch a lot of TV and at the time, the adults were worried. 3. There are benefits to this behavior. My kids look at all kinds of crap on youtube and some of it is actually educational. Sometimes I will be very surprised at what comes up. For instance, my son was watching a video on Brexit. My daughter looks up all kinds of how to stuff. So when compared to me and what I watched growing up, there are advantages. 4. My kids talk to their friends more than I could have ever imagined. They do things with their friends in a way that I couldn't even conceive of. Sure, both kids are in their bedrooms, but they are doing something, together. In my book, that counts for something. Same with Xbox or PC games ... they are with their friends doing something. They are safe and not getting into trouble. There are chat groups and other things. My daughter has a chat group for her basketball team. There is another one for all the kids that live in the neighborhood. Which is why boys show up when my daughter has a sleepover. So while I may not like curtain things, I would be more worried if my kids were on their devices and NOT with their friends. 5. Last but not least ... I disagree with the kids not learning. They are learning a skill, a very valuable one. Kids today better learn how to interact with tech devices. How many of us have had to help an older adult with something tech related? I have had to help an uncle open his hotel room door by swiping a keycard. My father inlaw navigate the menu on his cable box. Some random stranger navigate a touch screen at a gas station. I have been surprised at what my kids know about their phones and other devices. So as a kid, growing up in 2019, you better know how to work these devices ... because they are only going to get more prevalent, not less. All that being said, I'm with Jazz ... I don't understand watching someone else play a video game. Now get off my lawn!
  13. True story... Last week, we had some unusual weather in my town. Warm January day and a cold front moved in. It generated a tornado about a mile from my house. Some of my fellow townspeople recorded it:
  14. Trying to win the award for the biggest word used on this site?
  15. I've already seen the entire series. Just watching it again. Still enjoying it and I'm amazed how much more I pick out having saw it already.
  16. I saw everyone was thinking April. I just got through season 1. There's about 70 episodes left, so that puts me at about 1+ per day to finish. I should be able to manage that.
  17. Why on earth didn't the bears lay down for Minnesota? 12-4 and home playoff games don't come around very often and you need to take advantage when they do. @Jag you have to be sick. Why did they get rid of Gould? Baltimore, Seattle and Chicago were eliminated ... makes me really think that having a good D in today's NFL isn't really necessary. Mahomes, Luck, Watson, Goff, Trubisky, Prescott all made the playoffs. Plus guys like Mayfield and Allen... lots of young guns at QB should make for an interesting NFL going forward. All of our teams among those of us with rooting interests have a young gun. I feel like the Browns finally have a franchise QB and will be in a very strong position going forward with potentially a top 10, top 5 kind of guy. How do you feel about yours?
  18. Rewatching GoT in advance of the new season.
  19. Outstanding, keep it up.
  20. Thanks for the kind words everyone. @Elovia And I will look you up in the after life. Who knows, if I go first, maybe I can haunt you in this one.
  21. I am trying to make a long story short ... Its my dad's side of the family. I haven't spoken to my biological father since 97. My wife and children have never met him. I didn't talk to his side of the family for about a 10 year period. I reconnected with them about 8 years ago ... shortly after they quit speaking to my dad. So if you are scoring at home, nobody talks to my dad. There's lots of stories around that. I still have a lot of unanswered questions myself. I have chosen to make them a part of my life, but honestly, I give minimal effort. Some of them lead ... interesting ... lives. Not that there is anything wrong with any of that, nor does it make me better or anything like that ... its just very different. I am trying to delicately word this. For instance ... my cousin's house is probably one of the dirtiest places I have ever set foot in. My wife won't go anymore. And she doesn't really work. Regardless of what she thinks, trying to sell tupperware to friends/relatives is not work. I will not eat anything made in her kitchen. One of my other cousins is a senior in high school. She has changed her name to Evan and now its back to Ashley. She has several tattoos, tried to play football and brought her girlfriend to our Christmas gathering. Again, to each his/her own, but ... Her mom is in her early 50's and has moved from place to place to place to place. None of the places were the Taj Mahal. None of them were cleaned while she lived there and some were the size of my garage. Not judging, but playing drums in the park must not pay well. Some of them smoke and you have to hold your breath when you go in for a hug. I strongly believe my cousin has flea bites all over her. Some of the personal hygiene resembles their house keeping skills. Half of them have never been to a dentist. My one cousin ... not the sharpest knife in the drawer ... will tell stories that nobody else ever remembers. For the most part, they are nice people. It is my family. Its always interesting. I have to force my kids to go and there's about a 20% chance my wife will come.
  22. That is very cool. We have a similar setup. We have met a bunch of families within our city through friendships our kids have made and have become very close. Plus I am very blessed to have a lot of friends/family that I do things with over the years. I had almost 2 weeks off from work and had something going on dam near every night. Hosted the wifes family for Christmas eve. Neighbors and friends came over and it ended up being a late night. Went to my mom's on Christmas day. My dad's side of the family had their first get together in a few years. That is always interesting due to numerous reasons. Met some friends out for the College playoff games. Went to another friends New Years eve. Had our annual guy's night out last Thursday. Got together with some other friends last Wednesday to continue our Risk Legacy game. We had our friends Christmas dinner outing as well. I'll have to research flaming sambucas. My liver needs a break and my fat ass needs to go to the gym.
  23. Happy New Year! Not to put a damper on this, but ... I had a buddy that I met via Xbox. I played COD with him years ago a lot so we got pretty tight. In fact, I visited him in Oregon a few years back. He began to develop health issues due to a cyst in his brain. There really wasn't anything they could do and it got to the point where he quit playing Xbox. Got a call from his cousin last new years that he took his own life. He and his family were good people and it was a sad situation. Fast forward to this year. We are at our friends house for a new years party. We met through our kids and all of us parents have gotten pretty tight. Great group of people. The guy hosting the party got a call and found out his father took his own life. Sounds like there were some health issues going on with him as well. They had a very strained relationship over the years. Needless to say, this is the 2nd New Years in a row where I have known someone to take their own life. Both were planned out to the point where everyone looked back and said they had a feeling something was up. Anyone else experience this or hear of this? And ... if any of you fucks do something like this I will make sure to hunt you down in the after life!
  24. Did well in fantasy football this year ... I think I am going to treat myself to a new PC