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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2018, 10:13:34 AM »
I am probably the only person that had to google that.

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2018, 10:24:14 AM »
Dancing.
Never saw the point.

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2018, 10:26:48 AM »
I'm hoping this thread develops into sort of a wine bar, coffeehouse, discussion site. A place with no agenda. We can hangout and discuss and meander anywhere we want.  All topics covered in any other thread or totally new thoughts and ideas. Like friends who run into each other and just catch up on anything and everything. Gossip, questions, experiences. Art, Science, the Paranormal, the Normal. Your day. Deep philosophy to giggling at the absurd. And being absurd ourselves. Grab your favorite beverage. Settle into a comfy chair and chat. About whatever

Any thoughts? Good idea? Bad idea? Stupid idea? Waddaya guys think? I'll check back later to see if there is any interest


Great idea and I love this place.


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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2018, 10:42:45 AM »
Dancing.
Never saw the point.

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2018, 10:47:22 AM »
Eh, nevermind...

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2018, 10:51:19 AM »
Foreplay

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2018, 10:55:18 AM »
Never take someone with Prader–Willi syndrome to a buffet.

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2018, 11:01:24 AM »
Caught a rather lovely sunrise the other morning.
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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2018, 11:06:26 AM »
Now, I don't ignore him...most of the time. ;) Usually we actually end up kind of using the things on our devises as more conversation starters. "Oh I saw this today." "Oh I read about such-and-such". Sometimes we'll both find something interesting and just exchange tablets then talk about it. I'll especially do that with family stuff because I'm the one with social media. "Oh your aunt wanted you to see this" sort of stuff.
Usually he has no interest in gab-related things, except I haven't been able to resist showing him a bunch of things that make me laugh, especially Bluejays creations. :)
I think our phones have become little computers which is our source of daily news. They have replaced the newspaper.  I remember my parents hurried in those too. Same issue diff medium

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2018, 11:15:13 AM »
Love this thread idea

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2018, 11:15:29 AM »
I think our phones have become little computers which is our source of daily news. They have replaced the newspaper.  I remember my parents hurried in those too. Same issue diff medium


I agree. I prefer to get my news on line where I can read as much as I want and not have to settle for a sound bite.


We did a cross country camping trip this past summer. We generally camp in Federal Forest campgrounds which are almost always miles away from cell coverage and have very little TV coverage. Even with cell booster, service was limited most places. Whenever we stopped to eat, we both would hop on our phones to catch up with the world. I wonder how many tisk, tisked over the older couple more engaged in their phones than each other.

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2018, 11:20:32 AM »
I hear you're a bit of an animal, yourself

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Caught a rather lovely sunrise the other morning.

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2018, 12:06:36 PM »
Yep, and it's completely unnatural to sit across from someone, anyone and not speak let alone being buried into their little gadgets. Flat out weird.


While we're on dinner outings what does everybody tip? We're usually at the 20% mark when things are good but it infuriates me that they all tip out at the end of the night and share the wealth. It's pure fucking socialism. We actually had to force (I think her name was Erin) to accept a cash tip handed to her under the table last night and even then she was slightly uncomfortable about it. And that in itself pisses me off that she has become so socially conditioned to dole out to others what SHE deserved and earned!

Too much?

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  You are right.  I want to tip. I want to let my server or another stand out know that they did an exceptional job.  Why would I want  part of my tip going to the sommelier?  If I picked the wine for my dinner? The server should be the one receiving my tip.  IF, my server has been assisted in an able manner by some member of her team, then I will leave it to her discretion if she wants to share.

When I figure my tip, I don't include the bottle of wine unless the Sommelier has assisted me in choosing.  And in my book, that means bring me a taste of the wine suggested if there is a bottle opened or something that is similar in profile to what he is suggesting.  You want me to remember you with a tip?  Stand the fuck out!

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Re: Whatever: The Open Lines Thread
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2018, 12:13:42 PM »
I am a rocket scientist. Please do not embarrass yourself by asking me to help configure your laptop.