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  1. Thought I would start 11 a bit early because I wanted to ask about something and didn't want it cut off short. So Elon Musk.That guy is really impressing me.How many people can be as dedicated as that to moving towards the future?I have never seen another man in my lifetime so willing to put it all on the line for something so many(foolish people) think is folly. That guy IMO is what every man should be.If we had a dozen more like him I would wager my entire life's earnings that we would be well on our way to spreading through the Solar System within this century.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    So.... Space Force?
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Death is the ultimate reward of enduring the pains of life.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Apparently I got drunk, texted my buddy about a hundred times telling him .44 magnums were wuss guns, and ordered a butterfly knife. Then I was in the grocery store this morning, and when I looked in my phone at my grocery list I found a note to myself that said "build a big fucking machete." All I can think of is that I was reading about honey badgers earlier in the day and it said their skin was thick enough to resist machete blows, so I must have been dwelling on that.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    On the bright side, me and a fresh bottle of Grand Marnier are getting acquainted.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Well hell. My radiator sprung a leak and I had to leave my truck at a friend's house in Austin. Rain is in the forecast, so it will likely be a week before I can fix it, and it binds me up a little financially. Then, my buddy's a bit strapped as well at the moment...so bottom line is we're postponing our trip. Probably for the best though. I told him we should probably do it after the weather cools down so we can really enjoy ourselves. So instead I'm going to get back to work on that house.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Sometimes the loudest voice in the head takes over the mouth before you can stop it.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    When I was married the little woman had a cat that disappeared. She cried that this cat(Felicia) was gone. Over a year later the Mexican neighbors moved away and guess who showed back up pregnant? Then... it came time for the kittens to come, but apparently at some point the cat had been run over and her hips didn't heal right.. so she couldn't pass the kittens. So... $800 later Felicia had a C-section. No kittens lived. Felicia herself though lived to a ripe old age and really was a sweet cat. I had the vet spay her while he was in there of course. So here I am, big softy paying all these vet bills for all these animals all the time just to keep the wife happy. That's money I'm never getting back.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    A buddy and I have decided we need to decompress, so in about a week and a half I'll be going to McDonalds Observatory for a few days. Well, we're actually going to camp about 20 miles away and drive to the observatory that Friday evening. I haven't been camping for a while, so I'm looking forward to it. I'll be taking pics and will post when we return.
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    Well, It's Official!

    Really nice house. Waaay too much light for my paranoid self, but it looks like it has everything. The woodshop is pretty sweet. Reasonable price, too. Around here that house would cost twice that at least.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    There's just something indescribable about those old VWs. I'd love to restore a Bug, but people just want too much for them.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Same way I feel about my old boss.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Work seems to be the bane of human existence right now. When we're kids we think about what we want to be "when we grow up". Then we get there and no matter what we end up doing we rarely love our jobs, because we always have someone looking over our shoulder and second-guessing everything. Then, there's the real world aspects of pay and benefits that rarely line up. I tell you, the people that love their jobs AND are paid well and have good benefits? If they exist they sure are lucky.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Glad you got to try it. I wish I had a keg of that stuff. Just a perfect porter.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I've been wearing my belt all day every day and working out my back slowly. It seems to be helping. Right now I'm laying in the sun.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Lol. Last night this lady I know and I were talking online about mixing drinks.(married lady older than me, don't get any funny ideas). She suggested I make a B-52(Grand marnier, kahlua, and irish cream). Said I could just pour them over a spoon to get the layers more easily, or just mix them together if I couldn't do that. Of course, I bragged to her about my "freehand skills I learned from the exchange student Bjorn" in High school, so I poured my first layered drink in about 20 years. Speaking of unsteady hands...(picture to follow.)
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Hey, I had to look it up myself. I bought a cocktail book and it said "kirsch". I was all like "whuuuuuut?" Then I googled it. It's even 90 proof.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    One shot gran marnier, one shot Kirschwasser, 1/2 shot creme de menth, and pineapple juice. Delicious.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Modified Acapulco. Extra shot of tequila, bourbon instead of rum, and extra shot of pineapple juice. Suited more to my tastes.
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    So....Sapele

    Just snobbery. It's prone to tearout when routing, but IMO it is a very tonally "dark" wood. It makes a great guitar with a very deep sound. Use slightly bright pickups to add some treble... the Gibson 500T or something similar. I have hundreds of pounds of it. Mahogany is becoming increasingly scarce, and sapele is a much better alternative than most.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Excellent. I highly recommend. Warm, spicy, and smooth as butter .
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    They are so common around here I barely even notice them unless they are unstrapped and hanging loose. Maybe I'll put a Gibson patch on mine. Or Jackson USA.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I bought some back support belts. Not sure how great they are, but it seems to help some.
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    It would be good, I imagine. All the sugar would make for a terrible hangover though. I noticed it's also available in 10% .
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    It's quite enjoyable. If you like root beer then you'll like it, because it actually tastes exactly the same. I could see myself as a kid drinking a six pack and getting drunk and not knowing why.
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