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    frozen4champs wrote:


    For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.

    His neighbors must be so pissed that he is stealing all the wind.

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    Maize wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.

    His neighbors must be so pissed that he is stealing all the wind.

    LOL, and imagine all of the birds they are killing :wink:

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    We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.

    And I thought I had it rough with the “no roaming” hunting feature in Oregon Trail, which the later version added. :shock:

    We have a few members here that I think rode the actual Oregon Trail. :lol:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.


    Yep. Had to dial into the main frame at Mankato State to play. “Saving” your game meant tearing off the paper scroll from the teletype machine to take with you.

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    I was logged into a system earlier today that has a ~20PB filesystem.

    the first disk drive I ever bought myself was ~100MB iirc.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.

    And I thought I had it rough with the “no roaming” hunting feature in Oregon Trail, which the later version added. :shock:

    We have a few members here that I think rode the actual Oregon Trail. :lol:

    I think one of the admins here would have told the Oregon Trail explorers to get off his lawn :D

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    davescharf wrote:


    I remember when it was a big deal for us to go from 1MB to 2 MBs of memory in our 386.

    I was happy when computers figured out how to have screens with more than two colors!

    Funny story – when I was in college (this would have been 1996 or 1997) I had a help desk call from a guy. I looked up his equipment and discovered he had a black and white monitor.

    I told him we have a ton of color monitors we could give him to help with his work. His response was “why would I need that if I don’t have a printer that can print in color?”

    It took a ton of effort not to laugh out loud at the guy before I hung up the phone

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    I must say since I’ve been back in MN I get a huge kick out of SCOOP THERE IT IS!!

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    I must say since I’ve been back in MN I get a huge kick out of SCOOP THERE IT IS!!

    SPRINKLES!!

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    The Scoop There It Is is a GREAT commercial!

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    Maize wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.

    His neighbors must be so pissed that he is stealing all the wind.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5a/d0/86/5ad0861f52c26aedd1f4926b1897a243.gif" />

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    The Scoop There It Is is a GREAT commercial!

    The look of horror on the daughters face is classic. I remember giving my mom that same, nope I’m out of here look many times.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    The Scoop There It Is is a GREAT commercial!

    The look of horror on the daughters face is classic. I remember giving my mom that same, nope I’m out of here look many times.

    SPRINKLES!!!!

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    The State Fair hair team (by the guy who does the videos for the state tourney).

    https://mobile.twitter.com/PulltabSports/status/1436347916680061021

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    Not caring about the Vikings and anything to do with pro football. :dup:

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    I today is my first day back to work since school started and the house (my workplace) is gloriously quiet. The last 18 months has been tough with having kids at home so much. I love them but I don’t miss feeling that I have to parent during the day while also focusing on work. Stress level is much improved.

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    Last Thursday was the first day since March 2020 that I HAD to go home for lunch to check on my dog and let her out. Everyday since March 2020 either my wife was working from home(she went back to the office in May), or my daughter would come home for lunch from work(she is back in Winona for her senior year of college), or my son has been home(summer is over and he is in school five days a week).

    My dog Layla, check the picture to the left to see her, is an Aussie mix with bunches of anxiety. We were really concerned when each of them weren’t going to be around during the day. It’s being a gradual transition and Layla made it through last Thursday and Friday very well. The humans have made it through their transitions fairly well also.

    Layla did get some good treats this weekend from the grill, we spoiled her with a few scraps…probably not good for her but she deserved a treat.

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    Last Thursday was the first day since March 2020 that I HAD to go home for lunch to check on my dog and let her out. Everyday since March 2020 either my wife was working from home(she went back to the office in May), or my daughter would come home for lunch from work(she is back in Winona for her senior year of college), or my son has been home(summer is over and he is in school five days a week).

    My dog Layla, check the picture to the left to see her, is an Aussie mix with bunches of anxiety. We were really concerned when each of them weren’t going to be around during the day. It’s being a gradual transition and Layla made it through last Thursday and Friday very well. The humans have made it through their transitions fairly well also.

    Layla did get some good treats this weekend from the grill, we spoiled her with a few scraps…probably not good for her but she deserved a treat.

    You’re daughter is a senior this year… :shock: …Whoa!

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    Last Thursday was the first day since March 2020 that I HAD to go home for lunch to check on my dog and let her out. Everyday since March 2020 either my wife was working from home(she went back to the office in May), or my daughter would come home for lunch from work(she is back in Winona for her senior year of college), or my son has been home(summer is over and he is in school five days a week).

    My dog Layla, check the picture to the left to see her, is an Aussie mix with bunches of anxiety. We were really concerned when each of them weren’t going to be around during the day. It’s being a gradual transition and Layla made it through last Thursday and Friday very well. The humans have made it through their transitions fairly well also.

    Layla did get some good treats this weekend from the grill, we spoiled her with a few scraps…probably not good for her but she deserved a treat.

    You’re daughter is a senior this year… :shock: …Whoa!

    I know…time flies. She has one semester of classes and then her practicum in social work in the spring and then she is done. Then she is getting married next fall as well. I have been instructed to not point these things out to my wife…by my wife. :lol:

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    Took my 4 year old daughter to Valleyfair Sunday afternoon, pretty much against my wife’s wishes, oh well, and she had an absolute blast!! Even wanted to go on Wild Thing even though she is too short – “Look how fast that one is Daddy, lets go on that!” She is going to share her Dad’s need for speed!!

    We had one minor moment, we waited for Wild Mouse and she kept telling me how excited she was to “Ride a real roller coaster.” But the guy said she was too short when we got up there. She was right at the mark for it, and he said she had big shoes on so she was too short. Walking away she just started bawling and said that’s not fair, I waited for my turn daddy. So I went a bought her a largest Ice cream dish I could find. Its my fault, we measured at home and I told her she was tall enough and got her excited for it. I guess that made up for it because I got a “Daddy you’re the best” and a big hug from a happy kid as we left. Which was WAY better than watching the Vikings game.

    We’ve been holding off planning things and doing much of anything given the current situation. But it helped me realize she is only going to be this age for a short period of time, and soon she won’t “believe” anymore. So today I am booking a trip to Walt Disney World for next Spring, I need to take her while she still thinks it is actually Rapunzel waving at her. Reading the posts above me also reinforces how quickly that time will come.

    Time to go max out a credit card or two.

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    Took my 4 year old daughter to Valleyfair Sunday afternoon, pretty much against my wife’s wishes, oh well, and she had an absolute blast!! Even wanted to go on Wild Thing even though she is too short – “Look how fast that one is Daddy, lets go on that!” She is going to share her Dad’s need for speed!!

    We had one minor moment, we waited for Wild Mouse and she kept telling me how excited she was to “Ride a real roller coaster.” But the guy said she was too short when we got up there. She was right at the mark for it, and he said she had big shoes on so she was too short. Walking away she just started bawling and said that’s not fair, I waited for my turn daddy. So I went a bought her a largest Ice cream dish I could find. Its my fault, we measured at home and I told her she was tall enough and got her excited for it. I guess that made up for it because I got a “Daddy you’re the best” and a big hug from a happy kid as we left. Which was WAY better than watching the Vikings game.

    We’ve been holding off planning things and doing much of anything given the current situation. But it helped me realize she is only going to be this age for a short period of time, and soon she won’t “believe” anymore. So today I am booking a trip to Walt Disney World for next Spring, I need to take her while she still thinks it is actually Rapunzel waving at her. Reading the posts above me also reinforces how quickly that time will come.

    Time to go max out a credit card or two.


    I think a big bowl of ice cream takes care of a lot of bad things. Never underestimate the power of ice cream :dup:

    My friend lives in CA and is a regular Disney guest. I know you are thinking FL, but if you want some kid tips PM me. She’s the pro for anything Disney.

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    Took my 4 year old daughter to Valleyfair Sunday afternoon, pretty much against my wife’s wishes, oh well, and she had an absolute blast!! Even wanted to go on Wild Thing even though she is too short – “Look how fast that one is Daddy, lets go on that!” She is going to share her Dad’s need for speed!!

    We had one minor moment, we waited for Wild Mouse and she kept telling me how excited she was to “Ride a real roller coaster.” But the guy said she was too short when we got up there. She was right at the mark for it, and he said she had big shoes on so she was too short. Walking away she just started bawling and said that’s not fair, I waited for my turn daddy. So I went a bought her a largest Ice cream dish I could find. Its my fault, we measured at home and I told her she was tall enough and got her excited for it. I guess that made up for it because I got a “Daddy you’re the best” and a big hug from a happy kid as we left. Which was WAY better than watching the Vikings game.

    We’ve been holding off planning things and doing much of anything given the current situation. But it helped me realize she is only going to be this age for a short period of time, and soon she won’t “believe” anymore. So today I am booking a trip to Walt Disney World for next Spring, I need to take her while she still thinks it is actually Rapunzel waving at her. Reading the posts above me also reinforces how quickly that time will come.

    Time to go max out a credit card or two.

    Sounds like I may as well shred my Dad of the weekend award submission :)

    WDW is lot more fun when you can avoid Spring Break because even a few weeks earlier or later means fewer crowds. I’d highly recommend buying a subscription to TouringPlans to help plan your trip. Feel free to PM if you want any tips…we took my daughter at 5 years old During SpringBreak and it was chaos but still lots of fun. I think we are going next August just before school starts…and yes I’m kw how hot it will be

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    NorthStar vs Islanders on NHL network right now.

    Crazy how the game has changed. There are bantams today with better technical skills than some of these old time NHL players.

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    NorthStar vs Islanders on NHL network right now.

    Crazy how the game has changed. There are bantams today with better technical skills than some of these old time NHL players.

    Goalie pads have changed a titch over the past 40 years….

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    It’s the little and simple things I find as a simple pleasure of being a new dad of 3 kids in the last nearly 5 months…

    – Taking one with me to Home Depot or Cub for a quick errand.

    – The youngest one calling for me after we put the kids to bed and wanting me to tell her a story (a random story that I just make up and I couldn’t repeat if I tried… lol!!!).

    – The random hugs and kisses and “I love you Jeremy” from all 3 three.

    Makes this whole new life for me A LOT more appreciated!!!

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    gator wrote:


    It’s the little and simple things I find as a simple pleasure of being a new dad of 3 kids in the last nearly 5 months…

    – Taking one with me to Home Depot or Cub for a quick errand.

    – The youngest one calling for me after we put the kids to bed and wanting me to tell her a story (a random story that I just make up and I couldn’t repeat if I tried… lol!!!).

    – The random hugs and kisses and “I love you Jeremy” from all 3 three.

    Makes this whole new life for me A LOT more appreciated!!!

    Have you taken the youngest to a Home Depot build it kids workshop yet? I’d assume they will start those up again soon if they haven’t already but my daughter enjoyed going to build something there

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    davescharf wrote:


    gator wrote:


    It’s the little and simple things I find as a simple pleasure of being a new dad of 3 kids in the last nearly 5 months…

    – Taking one with me to Home Depot or Cub for a quick errand.

    – The youngest one calling for me after we put the kids to bed and wanting me to tell her a story (a random story that I just make up and I couldn’t repeat if I tried… lol!!!).

    – The random hugs and kisses and “I love you Jeremy” from all 3 three.

    Makes this whole new life for me A LOT more appreciated!!!

    Have you taken the youngest to a Home Depot build it kids workshop yet? I’d assume they will start those up again soon if they haven’t already but my daughter enjoyed going to build something there


    I’ve taken the middle and youngest and they have brought home kits to make at home.

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    Grew up watching this cartoon. Hilarious Snidely Whiplash reference.

    https://twitter.com/super70ssports/status/1437830602472914944?s=21

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    davescharf wrote:


    fightclub30 wrote:


    Took my 4 year old daughter to Valleyfair Sunday afternoon, pretty much against my wife’s wishes, oh well, and she had an absolute blast!! Even wanted to go on Wild Thing even though she is too short – “Look how fast that one is Daddy, lets go on that!” She is going to share her Dad’s need for speed!!

    We had one minor moment, we waited for Wild Mouse and she kept telling me how excited she was to “Ride a real roller coaster.” But the guy said she was too short when we got up there. She was right at the mark for it, and he said she had big shoes on so she was too short. Walking away she just started bawling and said that’s not fair, I waited for my turn daddy. So I went a bought her a largest Ice cream dish I could find. Its my fault, we measured at home and I told her she was tall enough and got her excited for it. I guess that made up for it because I got a “Daddy you’re the best” and a big hug from a happy kid as we left. Which was WAY better than watching the Vikings game.

    We’ve been holding off planning things and doing much of anything given the current situation. But it helped me realize she is only going to be this age for a short period of time, and soon she won’t “believe” anymore. So today I am booking a trip to Walt Disney World for next Spring, I need to take her while she still thinks it is actually Rapunzel waving at her. Reading the posts above me also reinforces how quickly that time will come.

    Time to go max out a credit card or two.

    Sounds like I may as well shred my Dad of the weekend award submission :)

    WDW is lot more fun when you can avoid Spring Break because even a few weeks earlier or later means fewer crowds. I’d highly recommend buying a subscription to TouringPlans to help plan your trip. Feel free to PM if you want any tips…we took my daughter at 5 years old During SpringBreak and it was chaos but still lots of fun. I think we are going next August just before school starts…and yes I’m kw how hot it will be

    A lot of my friends who love Disney World and Disney Land really like this website:

    https://www.mousesavers.com/

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    That site is good. Touring Plans let’s you chart out a plan of attack by park based on long term attendance data. It works incredibly well and makes the recommendations as to things you should fast pass and what you should not.

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    Thanks for the offers [mention]Kelly Red[/mention] and [mention]davescharf[/mention] , we have been planning on the periphery for awhile. We just always found reasons to push it off; wait until she is a bit older, wait until kid #2 is older… etc. We used to be very much Disney people and before kids went just about every other year (yes, were those weird people). However as it has become more and more expensive and they continue to make cuts we have gravitated away from WDW with our vacation dollars. We will still go, just nowhere near as much.

    FYI, FastPass is dead. There is Genie+ w/ Lightning Lane now (paid add-on) and an option to purchase a few rides individually. Should be launching very soon.

    We did sign up for Touring plans, will be interesting to see how this new stuff affects that, and Genie+ claims to make recommendations based on wait times and things similar to what Touring Plans has offered for years.

    We are renting DVC points and found a week at Boardwalk in late April. Hopefully a nice sweet spot after spring break, but before the heavy crowds and extreme heat of summer.

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    We live close to our local high school and can hear the fans cheering. It’s been quite a game from what we hear. Pretty constant crowd eruptions for quite a while.

    Everyone is getting their money’s worth.

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    We live close to our local high school and can hear the fans cheering. It’s been quite a game from what we hear. Pretty constant crowd eruptions for quite a while.

    Everyone is getting their money’s worth.

    Ditto here. Many times on a fall Friday night, I’ve had a cigar on my balcony, so I can listen to the Hopkins HS band play.

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    Someone in our neighborhood is apparently turning 40. (According to the DJ blasting music all evening.) Based on the song selection I thought it had to be an 80’s kid’s party. 😂

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    Someone in our neighborhood is apparently turning 40. (According to the DJ blasting music all evening.) Based on the song selection I thought it had to be an 80’s kid’s party. 😂

    If it’s a certain restaurant owner, I’m gonna laugh my arse off.

    I know it’s not, but that would be funny!

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    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Someone in our neighborhood is apparently turning 40. (According to the DJ blasting music all evening.) Based on the song selection I thought it had to be an 80’s kid’s party. 😂

    If it’s a certain restaurant owner, I’m gonna laugh my arse off.

    I know it’s not, but that would be funny!


    No, it was not. Funny thing is there were no lights on or cars on the street so I’m not sure which house it was, but the speakers were aimed directly at our house (backyard) so I had some tunes to watch the twins game by.

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    I’m really close to St. Louis Park HS but the wind is usually blowing the other way.

    Actually now that I think about it I don’t think they have a marching band.

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    Karlsson wrote:


    I’m really close to St. Louis Park HS but the wind is usually blowing the other way.

    Actually now that I think about it I don’t think they have a marching band.

    No band? That sucks.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    I’m really close to St. Louis Park HS but the wind is usually blowing the other way.

    Actually now that I think about it I don’t think they have a marching band.

    No band? That sucks.

    Most schools won’t pay for it nowadays. Even twenty years ago the high school marching band I was in was primarily funded by the families of the kids in it.

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    Lifetime Plymouth Mn outdoor pool still open 👌

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    Being able to hear the cheers and final celebration song from the Loons game about 10-15 seconds before it happens on TV. Good stuff.

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    Volunteered to pour beer/take orders for a local brewery’s Oktoberfest today, pulled a double shift (10 hours). Afterwards, one of the owner’s wife came by to personally say I was on point as for customer service/etc. “The lines were long, sure, but you were 3-4 orders ahead and setting up your pourer, or pouring yourself, and that line MOVED.”

    I was grateful and humbled by the compliment. I thought I just did okay. That compliment really meant a ton.

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    Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

    My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

    My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:

    I will now purposely NOT be that post. You tainted the odds. :)

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    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

    My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:

    I will now purposely NOT be that post. You tainted the odds. :)

    You know you will be watching that countdown like a hawk!!

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

    My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:

    I will now purposely NOT be that post. You tainted the odds. :)

    You know you will be watching that countdown like a hawk!!


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    I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.

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    I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.

    Edit. Apparently I don’t scroll down far enough. :lol:

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    We live close to our local high school and can hear the fans cheering. It’s been quite a game from what we hear. Pretty constant crowd eruptions for quite a while.

    Everyone is getting their money’s worth.

    When I used to play coed softball (rarely) in Apple Valley on Friday nights we’d hear the Eastview band and fans loud and clear on calm nights. Their stadium is probably half a mile from the softball complex.

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    I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.

    I didn’t even know there was a countdown :shock:

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    It’s the things that people miss (that are obvious to me) that makes me think that GPL may have run its course and it’s time to retire.

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    It’s the things that people miss (that are obvious to me) that makes me think that GPL may have run its course and it’s time to retire.


    Noooooo! You can’t ever retire. ;)

    You realize Jup this site is mostly guys, and attention to detail is generally not their strong suit. (Yourself excluded). :mrgreen:

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    I was aware of the countdown – does that not count? :mrgreen:

    Not a simple pleasure per se but….after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!

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    Beauner wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.

    I didn’t even know there was a countdown :shock:

    I like the regular forum interface, so I never use the portal page, thus didn’t see it until it was mentioned here and went looking (and then found it immediately)

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    Jupiter wrote:


    It’s the things that people miss (that are obvious to me) that makes me think that GPL may have run its course and it’s time to retire.


    Noooooo! You can’t ever retire. ;)

    You realize Jup this site is mostly guys, and attention to detail is generally not their strong suit. (Yourself excluded). :mrgreen:

    I’m also exclusively on my phone with GPL and rarely scroll down beyond the different threads on the main portal page.

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    I was aware of the countdown – does that not count? :mrgreen:

    Not a simple pleasure per se but….after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!


    Stay a few more months. Gets a little more chilly.

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    I was aware of the countdown – does that not count? :mrgreen:

    Not a simple pleasure per se but….after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!


    My dad’s sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°… they are freezing.

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    gator wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I was aware of the countdown – does that not count? :mrgreen:

    Not a simple pleasure per se but….after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!


    My dad’s sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°… they are freezing.

    I can still handle the 70’s and I have been loving the fall weather the past few weeks, but it was < 60 when I made that post. :shock:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I was aware of the countdown – does that not count? :mrgreen:

    Not a simple pleasure per se but….after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!


    My dad’s sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°… they are freezing.

    I can still handle the 70’s and I have been loving the fall weather the past few weeks, but it was < 60 when I made that post. :shock:

    When we lived in Malaysia, we had a trip to the tea plantation hill stations in Kerela. It was in the low 50s and I don’t think I’ve ever felt colder. And I grew up in Anchorage and did my first year of college in Fairbanks 🤣

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I was aware of the countdown – does that not count? :mrgreen:

    Not a simple pleasure per se but….after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!


    My dad’s sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°… they are freezing.

    I can still handle the 70’s and I have been loving the fall weather the past few weeks, but it was < 60 when I made that post. :shock:

    Tonight was a perfect night on my screened porch with an Oktoberfest beer. I love this time of year but I know I only have a few more weeks before the plexiglass goes on the porch for 6 months

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    I do love this time of year. While summer is my favorite, in fall, the air seems crisper, I hear the HS band playing here and there nearby, etc.

    It’s also the time of year, you have no idea what to dress for. Light jacket in the morning/T-shirt in the afternoon? Is it really hoodie season already? Crap, I over-dressed so much!

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    I do love this time of year. While summer is my favorite, in fall, the air seems crisper, I hear the HS band playing here and there nearby, etc.

    It’s also the time of year, you have no idea what to dress for. Light jacket in the morning/T-shirt in the afternoon? Is it really hoodie season already? Crap, I over-dressed so much!

    My wife and I have talked about when we retire what parts of the year do we want to spend in MN, what parts in Thailand what parts elsewhere.

    I love a MN summer as in ways anyone that’s never lived in a cold clime can appreciate since winter can be so brutal. But fall is my favorite time of the year and I said our time in MN each year must include Sep-Oct. Football starts, the leaves change color, there are homecomings to attend, the occasional warm days feel so invigorating, Oktoberfest, putting on a hooded sweatshirt but also sometimes wearing shorts, Halloween, our family just happens to have several fall birthdays, etc. It’s wonderful.

    But yeah 2 days ago I went for a drive and it was 67 outside so I had the sunroof down but was wearing pants and long sleeves. Got home and felt hot so I put on shorts. Then I felt cold. It’s maddening yet enjoyable at the same time. :lol:

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    Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

    My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:


    I predicting the 1,000,000th post will come on Jan. 3rd… Any over/under on that?!?!?!

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    Soybean harvest is now complete that clears my calendar for next weekend of Gopher Hockey

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    gator wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

    My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:


    I predicting the 1,000,000th post will come on Jan. 3rd… Any over/under on that?!?!?!

    According to Cowgirl, depends on how much free time and boredom I encounter. ;)

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    Soybean harvest is now complete that clears my calendar for next weekend of Gopher Hockey

    Congrats!

    Enjoy and maybe see you around da rink!

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    North Dakota woman doesn’t like the location of Deer Crossing signs… :lol: :lol: :lol:

    httpsTUBE id="CI8UPHMzZm8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI8UPHMzZm8</YOUTUBE&gt;

    I’m an engineer who designs roadways. We always have difficulty getting deer to cross in a safe way including trying to get deer to look both ways before crossing. We are in the process of studying adding deer crossing traffic signals but we are struggling to get deer to push the pedestrian button to get the walk time. :wink: :biggrin2:

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    She’s not very complicated.

    Wonder if it’s the same woman who was upset the eclipse was scheduled on a school day?

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    We may need an only in North Dakota thread :lol:

    [media]https://twitter.com/StarTribune/status/1442183632014118915[/media]

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