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Old 24 October 2018, 11:52 AM
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I've mentioned the little wall outside my kitchen window in this thread before, when I once saw a troupe of cub scouts walking along it in a line, in uniform with backpacks. It's a good wall for walking along - it's only about a foot or a foot-and-a-half off the pavement on the other side, but because I'm on a hill, this side is two or three feet high with soft grass beneath. It's a brick placed lengthwise wide, and the top is stepped as it goes up the hill, so that it stays about the same height from the ground. So it's ideal for feeling somewhat brave and acrobatic but with no actual difficulty or danger. I'd estimate that about 95% of children (and maybe 0.1% of adults) who walk past the window are walking along the top of it.

This is the first time I've seen a dog walking along the top of it, though. I noticed because the dog walked along the wall to one side of a telegraph pole, and the woman walking it was on the pavement on the other side of the pole and had to hurriedly adjust the lead. It looked like a young doberman pinscher - hope it was enjoying itself.
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Old 24 October 2018, 02:43 PM
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3.81 inches of rain as measured in our gauge. Officially there was only 2 inches. Fortunately this fell over several hours so no flooding. However, I did have to go pickup DW at her office and ferry her to her car. The street she has to cross to get to the parking lot was curb to curb with fast moving water.
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Old 24 October 2018, 03:22 PM
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We have a new boss's boss (our organization has three levels of bosses. My boss, my boss's boss, and the Judge), visiting from Chicago. It's supposed to rain today, and some of the attorneys were cluing her in on normal Seattle rain versus what's expected today.

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Old 29 October 2018, 10:20 PM
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A big road runner on the edge of the big flower pot out front. The dog finally noticed and barked. No coyote though.
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Old 30 October 2018, 03:10 PM
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Of course not. That wasn't the Roadrunner, because he can't leave the road.

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Old 30 October 2018, 05:06 PM
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And for a second I mistook this for the "What cars...?" thread, and assumed you had seen a Plymouth Roadrunner.
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Old 30 October 2018, 09:05 PM
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MEEP MEEP!
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Old 30 October 2018, 09:08 PM
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YES! That is what The Roadrunner says. Not "beep beep".
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Old 30 October 2018, 09:14 PM
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A Nash Rambler, however, goes "beep beep".
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Old 31 October 2018, 09:10 AM
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YES! That is what The Roadrunner says. Not "beep beep".
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A Nash Rambler, however, goes "beep beep".
Ok now I have TWO earworms...thanks guys.
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Old 31 October 2018, 05:07 PM
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This morning I saw a guy working at a car wash I pass on the way to work wearing a Santa costume. At first I was like "Way too early" until I remembered what day it was. I guess this guy's going as Santa Claus for Halloween.
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Old 31 October 2018, 05:36 PM
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Now that's terrifying.
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Old 01 November 2018, 12:02 AM
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I've seen more dead raccoons on the highway in the past few weeks than I think I've seen in all my driving years prior cumulatively. Maybe it happens more often in the fall and this is my first proper "long" commute in fall.
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Old 02 November 2018, 02:43 PM
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This morning I saw a guy working at a car wash I pass on the way to work wearing a Santa costume. At first I was like "Way too early" until I remembered what day it was. I guess this guy's going as Santa Claus for Halloween.
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Now that's terrifying.
The was a stage one of my cousins didn't want us to call him Santa Claus, just Santa. I speculated he was hearing Santa Claws. Just a thought.
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Old 13 November 2018, 01:55 AM
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While on a trip through central New Mexico this past weekend (see Cars I saw today), we saw several things. Did you know that the pueblos are generally made of stone with adobe on the outside and inside and not with adobe bricks?

We also saw a herd of antelope and a herd of deer.

And then today back home in south New Mexico, we saw snow for at least 20 minutes. It all melted right away but we are supposed to have a freeze tonight.
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Old 13 November 2018, 01:59 AM
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Sounds nice. I would love to be able to go on a road trip, and not have the prospect of trying to make it through the Hampton Roads Bride-Tunnel (mostly the tunnel) looming over me on the return trip.
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Old 13 November 2018, 02:34 PM
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Head south. Go see the Great Dismal Swamp. With a name like that, it can't really be that bad. Or can it?
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Old 13 November 2018, 08:44 PM
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Amazon sent me one of those emails with recommendations based on my past purchases. Among the items they recommend is a potty training book for toddlers. I haven't bought anything from them that would indicate that I am the parent of a toddler, nor am I. As far as can tell the recommendation is based on the fact that I bought some Lonely Planet guide books, as some of the other recommendations are other guide books, but it makes no sense that the potty training book would fall into the same category.
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Old 13 November 2018, 08:53 PM
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it makes no sense that the potty training book would fall into the same category.
That might be a sign of those who may profit on the sale of said book gaming the Amazon system to get their product as visible as possible by using either more or less scrupulous methods to have their work categorized very broadly.
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Old 13 November 2018, 10:11 PM
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Sometimes, Amazon recommends books or movies I've already bought from them.

Um, why the heck would I want to buy the same thing twice?
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