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Dealer i bought my TourX from has a new Corvette listed!

Cars are sparse right now, so i get the 'market' adjustment.  But when it says discount, shouldn't it actually be a discount and instead not be a 35,000 dollar markup?

 

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Been away for a while.. summer stuff.. figured I'd get out an live while the weather was warm. Decided to get back into riding bikes.. had given it up back in '05 after my then wife (now ex) had issue

This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....

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23 hours ago, David said:

It is amazing that the ticket is not a major offense for not having mud flaps and so hydrolic auto's like this do not get pulled over nor lifted trucks.

For not having mud flaps? Is that a requirement? I've never thought about state laws for mud flaps. 

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3 hours ago, regfootball said:

Cars are sparse right now, so i get the 'market' adjustment. 

Homes are sparse now, too.  It's ridiculous.  Things were sort of "normal" around 2017.  Now, and even with a (recent) pandemic, certain strata of homes at certain prices are flying off the market.

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I will go to Buca di Beppo and then swear that I won't return.  And then I get a coupon for 20% off in some coupon packet. 

That was the case today for lunch.  Their food is FAR being from good Italian food.  It's caked with this bad and heavy tomato sauce.  All the dishes going to adjacent tables looked the same.

I just vowed I won't be going back.  But then there's the expression, "never say never."  

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6 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

I will go to Buca di Beppo and then swear that I won't return.  And then I get a coupon for 20% off in some coupon packet. 

That was the case today for lunch.  Their food is FAR being from good Italian food.  It's caked with this bad and heavy tomato sauce.  All the dishes going to adjacent tables looked the same.

I just vowed I won't be going back.  But then there's the expression, "never say never."  

we used to go to BUCA a lot but the last 3-4 years it seems their quality has gone down. so, either our running standard was low before, or they have lowered their bar of product quality.

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3 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

I will go to Buca di Beppo and then swear that I won't return.  And then I get a coupon for 20% off in some coupon packet. 

That was the case today for lunch.  Their food is FAR being from good Italian food.  It's caked with this bad and heavy tomato sauce.  All the dishes going to adjacent tables looked the same.

I just vowed I won't be going back.  But then there's the expression, "never say never."  

BUCA is all dead and closed in my area, terrible cheap poor food quality and service. Went once, never went back. I think allot of people did as they have been closed for years here.

6 hours ago, ccap41 said:

For not having mud flaps? Is that a requirement? I've never thought about state laws for mud flaps. 

Yes, here in Washington state it is as follows:

RCW 46.37.500: Fenders or splash aprons. (wa.gov)

RCW 46.37.500

Fenders or splash aprons.

(1) Except as authorized under subsection (2) of this section, no person may operate any motor vehicle, trailer, cargo extension, or semitrailer that is not equipped with fenders, covers, flaps, or splash aprons adequate for minimizing the spray or splash of water or mud from the roadway to the rear of the vehicle. All such devices shall be as wide as the tires behind which they are mounted and extend downward at least to the center of the axle.
(2) A motor vehicle that is not less than forty years old or a street rod vehicle that is owned and operated primarily as a collector's item need not be equipped with fenders when the vehicle is used and driven during fair weather on well-maintained, hard-surfaced roads.
 
This is from 2015, but the lack of following the law and the amount of windshield repairs has made many news outlets talk about the lack of enforcement. This is one of many that comes up for here.
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Restaurant chains...just suck no matter how you slice your thought process.  ESPECIALLY the ones that "specialize" in "fine" dining or "authentic" ethnic food.  

No need to dine in 5 star, Cordon Bleu level chef restaurants.  The 'good 'ole mom and pop restaurant will do.  

I know, I know....those dont exist anymore.  *SIGH*

Montreal had a ton of those.  Italian and Greek owned mom and pop restaurants from the '50s all the way to the '80s was a REAL treat. REAL Authentic Greek or Italian dishes  made LITERALLY like "momma used to make". 

Diners,   fast food joints,    quick eateries,    a step or two below fine dining restaurants...Montreal had those literally at every major street corner.  

I miss those days.   

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

I will go to Buca di Beppo and then swear that I won't return.  And then I get a coupon for 20% off in some coupon packet. 

That was the case today for lunch.  Their food is FAR being from good Italian food.  It's caked with this bad and heavy tomato sauce.  All the dishes going to adjacent tables looked the same.

I just vowed I won't be going back.  But then there's the expression, "never say never."  

Wife used to work for them many years ago...food was great back then. Just had some Buca over the holidays....just not as good anymore.....

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45 and rain has changed to 39 and sleet.  May is looking more like Feb or March.  Ugh.

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Happy Mother's Day - to the mothers in your lives, whether in your immediate family, extended family, or among friends and neighbors.  Or to the mothers in your memories.

For some, it's easy to be a mother (from the biological sense) ... they almost lack restraint!  For others, it has proven to be difficult to achieve.  Regardless, being a good mother is hard work.

Enjoy this day.

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1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

45 and rain has changed to 39 and sleet.  May is looking more like Feb or March.  Ugh.

Now 36 and freezing rain/ snow.  Double ugh 

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On 5/7/2021 at 6:54 PM, balthazar said:

Maybe WA needs to pass a ‘tarp loaded vehicle’ law instead.

We got that too as a number of deaths from uncovered, unsecured loads have happened so about 5 to 7 years ago, WA passed a all loads must be covered law on everything from your basic 1/2 ton pickup to commercial.

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On 5/7/2021 at 10:43 PM, oldshurst442 said:

Restaurant chains...just suck no matter how you slice your thought process.  ESPECIALLY the ones that "specialize" in "fine" dining or "authentic" ethnic food.  

No need to dine in 5 star, Cordon Bleu level chef restaurants.  The 'good 'ole mom and pop restaurant will do.  

I know, I know....those dont exist anymore.  *SIGH*

Montreal had a ton of those.  Italian and Greek owned mom and pop restaurants from the '50s all the way to the '80s was a REAL treat. REAL Authentic Greek or Italian dishes  made LITERALLY like "momma used to make". 

Diners,   fast food joints,    quick eateries,    a step or two below fine dining restaurants...Montreal had those literally at every major street corner.  

@oldshurst442

You are preaching to the choir.  *LOL*

Throwing the U.S. and Canada into the same bucket (North America), Montreal is considered the 2nd best gastronomic city in North America after New York City.  Considering its much lower population and density, that speaks volumes about Montreal's excellence in its culinary offereings.

I dream of the place constantly - the beauty, the architecture, the culture, the food, the global mindset, and locals who have been very hospitable to me.  Chalk it up to 3 years of French in high school.  I fought with my dad back then because he wanted me to take Latin.  I asked him if he wanted slam dunk As from me in French ... or teeth pulling Bs from me in Latin.  Case closed.

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Wife had a good day, I set up her fountain for the rest of spring and summer, got her pots arranged and gave her a relaxation place.

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Kids came and took her to get another pot for her to plant something in for her flowers.

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I installed a new since and faucet for her. Extra deep and big, since we have gotten into cooking so much, she wanted a larger sink and our old double sink was just so small. This thing is big enough to bath a baby or toddler in. 

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Hope everyone had a good mothers day.

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This weekend we had the opening for the North Cascade Highway. Wife and I always do the drive when it first opens. A total of 529 miles from our house North up I5 to Burlington, then East to Lake Diablo and then over the pass to the town of Winthrop, then on to Lake Chelan, Leavenworth and then up and over Hwy 2 (Steven's Pass) and back home. Left at 6am, returned home at 4:34pm. Not a bad road trip. Had drinks and food in the auto, but did stop for a bathroom break at Winthrop and the chocolate shop, got a snack at the Cider Bar in Lake Chelan of Zucchini Fries and then at the Heidelberg food stand for what we think is some of the best juicy chicken strips and deep fried mushrooms. All was very clean and social distant with masks. Good safe relaxing day.

If your interested in what it looks like, I took 61 photos of the drive. Chocolate shop in Winthrop is awesome if you love chocolate. 

Lake Diablo

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North Cascade Highway (HWY 20) Washington State - Cheers and Gears

1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

We made sure to go pretty big with our sink. 

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Love the remodel, that is AWESOME! Look forward to the finished pictures.

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Saw my first real anti-masker in action in a hardware store yesterday. 

A real piece of work this guy.  Had his young daughter with him too.  Must have been no older than 5 years old. 

A manager told him to put his mask on his face (because it was dangling on his chin).  Called him a phoquing fag.   Told him to leave and he started a phoque-filled rant about god knows what.  The manager then just went for his phone and what I think is he dialed 911.  I heard the manager describe the guy while escorting him to the front of the store.  

The dude, was then saying to the manager, "You are such a tough guy! You are such a tough guy!"  

Keep in mind, all this in front of his daughter...  I was watching his daughter and the poor girl, was confused. She was looking at her daddy with such a blank stare.  

The cops never came.  I bought my Gorilla Glue, my Doktor Doom ant killer foam, my deck stain and a couple of paint brushes and went on my merry way.  

 

 

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