[Personal] Get out of the nest.. now!

Some background for non-scadian readers: For those that don’t know, I’m active in a group called the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Specifically, I live in the East Kingdom. I’ve been involved since I was 16 and I’m most interested in historical fencing. I’ve received an award called the Order of the Golden Rapier (or OGR for short). This is highest level award you can receive in the East Kingdom for skill and service to fencing. Forgive me as I slip some common SCA terms into this post.

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[Personal] 97T or 98T?

I need some help from someone who actually knows something about tires. This is a long post regarding it, so be prepared.

We got a flat in our Honda Odyssey (2004). Since it’s too close to the sidewall, they couldn’t patch it. Since we’re at 77k miles on the factory tires which are rated for 65k, we decided the best thing to do would be to replace all four.

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[Personal] I wan’a Ice cream.. I wannnnnaaaa ICE CREAM

This past weekend, we finally got our new fence installed. Originally I was going to install it myself with the help of some friends. The more and more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was money well-spent to have the professionals do it themselves. I had a 95% rate when it came to remembering who to call to remind them that they didn’t need to show up. I kinda forgot that our friend Mike (Andre) had offered to come over too.

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[Personal] So they’re out again

From The Dilbert Blog (Hooked)

How many things have to malfunction around you before you stop calling it a coincidence and give it a name? For example, if everywhere you walked, the lights went out and vehicles came to a halt, you wouldn’t require a rigorous scientific study to rule out coincidence. My experience is near that end of the spectrum. Indeed, I have a long and humorous track record of making street lights go out when I’m near, only to come back to life as I walk away. For example, if I park under a street light, it often goes dark and stays that way until I pull out to drive away hours later. It happens so often that even other people have noticed.

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