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Crius of CoH 10 January 2019 08:27 PM

I rarely buy lottery tickets, but I got a Powerball yesterday in time for last night's drawing. In my whole life, I only ever won once, and that was a $2 minimum win. However, on checking the numbers this morning - nearly won! :D

...in that each of the main numbers was in the same "ten set" as the winning numbers (e.g., I picked 05 14 35 41 51, the winning numbers were 06 19 37 49 59), and my powerball number was 11, exactly half of the winning powerball number (22). You can see a couple of other numerological oddities in there as well.

Never been so close to "winning" in my life :lol: And likely never will again, either. :p

Seaboe Muffinchucker 11 January 2019 03:06 PM

This morning as I was walking Ferdinand I saw the movable jaw part of a pipe wrench on the sidewalk. I did not see the rest of the wrench.

Seaboe

thorny locust 11 January 2019 03:45 PM

Oh, that's where it went!


-- highly unlikely. But I did lose the jaw part of a plumber's wrench years ago, in tall grass, on my way to work on an irrigation line. Very annoying. I'm more careful how I carry them now.

Richard W 11 January 2019 09:12 PM

There appear to be a couple of large white ceramic dinner plates sitting on the grass outside one of the flats in my road (the block next to mine). I say "appear to be" because it was dark, and it's possible they were plastic disposable ones rather than ceramic. They looked ceramic, though.

Litter often blows onto that patch of grass if it falls off a dustcart during a collection (or if somebody just drops it, but it seems unlikely that somebody would casually drop even disposable dinner plates in the street). This didn't look like litter, though - it looked like somebody had thrown it out of the kitchen window of one of the overlooking flats.

RichardM 12 January 2019 10:18 PM

A large 4 wheel drive tractor with a big disc behind it filling up with fuel at a gas station.

WildaBeast 12 January 2019 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by RichardM (Post 1994413)
A large 4 wheel drive tractor with a big disc behind it filling up with fuel at a gas station.

As a teenager while visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin I once saw a man drive his riding lawnmower to a gas station and fill it up. That just seems like such a Wisconsin thing to do.

Odd thing I saw today: A little jewelry shop in an Asian market called "Ky Jewelry Collection". I suspect they were trying to rip off Kay Jewelers' name; it was in a script style font that would almost look like "Kay" if you just quickly glanced at it. That's what I thought it said at first until I looked more closely (I wonder if Kay would consider it a trademark violation). But I don't know if the owner realized what else "KY" could mean.

dfresh 13 January 2019 01:42 AM

I think he is warning that he will screw you on the prices, but he will be smooth about it. Sort of the warning that all jewelry stores should have.

mbravo 13 January 2019 04:04 PM

Jewelry that slips on and off easily.

Dasla 14 January 2019 10:38 AM

Forget it. I lost a whole long post when I tried to edit. I will try again tomorrow.

crocoduck_hunter 17 January 2019 01:46 AM

Apparently the local NBC station is showing reruns of Wild America on Sundays right now.

I'm rather puzzled by this, given that if they wanted a nature documentary, surely they could get one that's more recent than one that was originally broadcast in the 80s.

dfresh 17 January 2019 12:16 PM

Crockoduck Hunter, I wonder if the show recently got available for cheap, because a local channel had it on recently too.

kitap 17 January 2019 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1994414)
As a teenager while visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin I once saw a man drive his riding lawnmower to a gas station and fill it up. That just seems like such a Wisconsin thing to do.

That and snowmobiles.

When I worked at a now-defunct offshoot of Montgomery Ward people were very insistent that their riding mowers be in Packer colors.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 17 January 2019 02:56 PM

They should've bought John Deeres, then.

Seaboe

crocoduck_hunter 17 January 2019 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfresh (Post 1994751)
Crockoduck Hunter, I wonder if the show recently got available for cheap, because a local channel had it on recently too.

It's been cheaply available for a long time after it stopped showing on PBS. It's also been part of Amazon Prime's streaming lineup since the service launched.

WildaBeast 17 January 2019 05:38 PM

Last night I noticed my cat investigating something near the back door. At first I thought maybe it was a small brown snake that had gotten inside, but when I got over there I realized it was in fact an earthworm. While I was pondering what to do with it, the worm slithered over to the door and descended into the small gap between the carpet and the door frame. I'm guessing it exited the house through some gap under the door frame, or maybe a crack in the concrete slab, which I'm guessing is how it got in. But it's possible that it simply went underneath the carpet, but that would leave how it got inside a mystery.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 17 January 2019 08:55 PM

I've never heard of such an adventurous worm before.

Seaboe

kitap 18 January 2019 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker (Post 1994757)
They should've bought John Deeres, then.

Seaboe

Mostly they did! But if they were looking at another brand they wanted Packer colors.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 18 January 2019 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by kitap (Post 1994817)
But if they were looking at another brand they wanted Packer colors.

IIRC, Deere has a trademark on those colors for the equipment they make. The Packer fans will have to repaint the mowers themselves. ;)

The odd thing I saw this morning was not the ambulance with flashing lights that I saw on a side street near the coffee shop, it was the way the lights reflected off an overhead sign two blocks away on the main drag. It took me a while to figure out there wasn't another ambulance up the street.

Seaboe

DawnStorm 22 January 2019 02:01 PM

Saw three planets as I headed out to my car this morning. I believe they were Jupiter, Venus and Mars.
The sky was beautiful this morning anyway!

Photo Bob 22 January 2019 07:36 PM

I was in a bookstore the other day (won't call them out by name but they claim to have a million books or something like that).

Along one wall they had sections devoted to different genres. Under the section titled "True Crime" were several books relating to President Trump.

I have photographic proof, but don;t have the time to go through the effort of posting it here. I did put it on Facebook and Twitter (got several hundred views).

Photo "Odd. Funny. It's all the same to me." Bob


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