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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:19 am 
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New, really, really cool phone. Just about indestructible, 3800 mAh battery, and a FLIR camera, to hit the highlights.
Never really thought about a phone having FLIR. Though having that, and all of the other things it is capable of, I have to say that the price seems lower than expected.

wait...

There might be a reason it is cheaper than I thought after looking at some reviews.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:52 am 
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Most of the negative reviews I saw were for the lower end phones by the same company.

I will say, so far, so good, seems to work as advertised. I'll let you know how things are going in a month after I get it set up proper.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:53 am 
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Little pleasure: wild black raspberry picking

Annoyance: First, before you pick, check for poison ivy. After, check for ticks.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Pleasure: Hereditary immunity to poison ivy and poison oak.

Annoyance. Yeah, the ticks are really bad this year.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Kajin wrote:
Pleasure: Hereditary immunity to poison ivy and poison oak.

Annoyance. Yeah, the ticks are really bad this year.


Knock on wood, I've never gotten poison ivy, but I learned to avoid it when I was really young.

So far this year, I've managed to avoid the ticks, but also because I've avoided most situations where they are prevalent and check frequently. But I did get one in the back yard last year...

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:25 pm 
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I've pulled six of them off myself, two of them off my dad, and over a dozen of them off my dog despite giving him bathes to prevent this sort of thing twice a week. I live in a somewhat rural area and I spend a lot of time outside as part of my job, so finding one occasionally isn't outside the realm of possibility but they're just so bad this year it's unreal.

On the bright side ever since my dog started spending more time indoors he hasn't been getting as many ticks.

Oh, downside. My dog lost a leg a couple months ago to a truck. Bright side he healed just fine and he's running around like he never even had the leg to begin with and seems like he's pretty okay with things. He gets tired more quickly, though, so that's why he spends so much time inside with me now.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:13 am 
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Standing out in the rain and just listening to it fall and the rumble of the thunder. Smelling the moisture, and feeling the cool humidity.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:59 pm 
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Bought a small watermelon. Cut the top off of it and am eating out of it like a bowl.

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Walking underneath a clear starry sky last night, in spite of not seeing the promised Northern Lights.

Kajin wrote:
Bought a small watermelon. Cut the top off of it and am eating out of it like a bowl.


That sounds delicious.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:40 pm 
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The only thing my accountant did was file my extension, then drag everyone (many many customers, too many for him to handle) along for months on end. Finally caved and did my taxes myself: helped having his previous several years of work, my taxes are NOT simple.

On the plus side, I'm getting a nice big refund.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:34 am 
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Little Pleasure: Making discoveries as I clean my old room at my parent's house.

Annoyance: My parents piling random things in my old room 'for now' so I have to clean whenever I visit.

Big pleasure: Spending hours writing with my father on the shores of the most beautiful Lake in the world.

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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Big Annoyance: The lack of page buttons next to thread title for easy navigation. My dog is resisting all my attempts at training him to not bark at every man, woman, child, vehicle, leaf, and insect that goes by my house.

Little Pleasures: The days and nights are getting cooler so I can finally pull out the second blanket and be all warm and snug under heavy covers. Also new season of Bojack Horseman tomorrow.

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 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:20 pm 
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I keep trying to go to the old forum site. So used to typing in "sl" then clicking on the site instead of "fo".

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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:39 am 
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Big annoyance: Sleep. The last few nights, I haven't had enough, and really would like some.

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:00 am 
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I've started assembly on Warmachines miniatures. The lack of pegs is an annoyance.

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