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2 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

One of the first things that went through my mind.

Out here on the Mojave Desert it isn't unusual to see people "stocking up" on various food and beverages.

I just can't remember seeing so much Rum in so small a carrier without any of the customary "party accompaniments".

This was all Rum, no mixers even.

Not uncommon on the base after all of us retirees get our monthly checks.  I mean, I work on base so i don't wait for a monthly trip, but plenty of others do.  Not uncommon to see a 60-70 year old buying half a dozen to a dozen handles of various spirits.

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Just now, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Not uncommon on the base after all of us retirees get our monthly checks.  I mean, I work on base so i don't wait for a monthly trip, but plenty of others do.  Not uncommon to see a 60-70 year old buying half a dozen to a dozen handles of various spirits.

Ive seen that when I was "in the Navy".

See similar on most Costco Runs.

But this was just your average mid month Thursday at a Vons store.

Not even a low price sales outlet.

GEM

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10 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

And you haven't been properly introduced to your friendly neighborhood bootlegger yet.....

GEM

 

Normally I'd walk across the bridge to Jersey but, well, plague.

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2 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Normally I'd walk across the bridge to Jersey but, well, plague.

We have beer on delivery now. 

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8 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Out here on the Mojave Desert it isn't unusual to see people "stocking up" on various food and beverages.

When things come wandering out of the darkness of the desert night, or break free from the Bottomless Pit, it is best to have some manner of hospitality on hand. Or perhaps she's about to try a call in a favor from Baron Samedi....

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Did have one other "event" happen today.

Pulling into the driveway I saw a red headed bird, which is highly unusual for our area.

Would appear to be one of these:

http://digital-desert.com/wildlife-birds/western-tanager.html

I've been slogging through the index looking for a picture of this little fellow so I could actually identify it.

Also sighted a ground squirrel, which is unusual but not a unique event.

GEM

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Comic Con Lives!

No details yet but the organizers have announced that there will be an Online Event to replace the Live Event.

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Not fond of racoons. Today I went to get in to one of my tractors. It's a 40 year old 4 wheel drive model that's really tall. The floor of the cab is almost 6 feet off the ground. I went scrambling up the ladder fast and there's a mangy chewed up racoon on the seat hissing right in my face. I actually yelled out, "Holy F----!" Have no idea how he got in there. The door was shut and one window open a crack but not enough for him to get out. Grabbed a wrecking bar and had to climb right in with him. He crapped in the corner and peed all over the wall before I got the window open far enough for him to get away. Couldn't convince him to go out the door. At least he didn't attack me which I've had happen before with cornered racoons.

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2 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

See, you caught him just in time. A few minutes later and that raccoon would have finished hotwiring your tractor, would have gotten it started, and then would have tried to drive off with it.

 

Probably wouldn't have gotten very far. They need an accomplice to work the pedals while they use their little hands to steer.

His accomplice was probably the lookout and fell asleep.

Which is why ratty racoon was so upset.

GEM

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12 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

 

 

Up until 4AM, in a Master of Orion 2 game against Grump.

 

Went great until a climactic battle, I had seven battleships to his six cruisers and one titan.

 

On paper, I had a BIG edge on him.

 

In reality each of his cruisers destroyed one of my battleships and RAN AWAY, leaving his titan against my last battleship. My shots lierally bounced off and hit me. ::(:

 

I swear, most of the weight of his cruisers was missles. They turned to run, dropped of a crap ton of pulson missiles, and headed for deep space, leaving the missiles to wreak havock.

 

I knew I lost the battle in the first turn, when all those damned missiles came out.

 

Then I got wiped out by the Sakkra, because I had thrown my fleet at Grump instead of paying attention to the lizard people that had been breeding like bunnies on my other flank. Grump won, but I got killed by NPCs, and had to watch as he rolled over all the races that had not signed on with him, like squeezing toothpaste.

 

He took longer besting me than he took wiping everyone else out.

 

Never, ever give Grump time to build his infrastructure. He's slow, and prefers to take war on HIS terms.

 

I attacked when he took Orion, which gives a tech edge, but it was already too late.

 

I went for Production, he went for Science, and I gave him too much time, because he started in one corner, while I started in the center and had to deal with too many NPC races.

 

Production helps right off the bat, Science takes a while.

 

For an old game MOO 2 holds up well.

 

In Alpha Centauri I ally with him, it allows cooperative victory.

 

MOO 2 also showed the difference with the new gaphics card.

 

With the onboard graphics it looks okay, but the new card REALLY makes the game show its age. The pixels are HUGE!

Hey, I'm not the one that decided to attack a trade partner!

 

I was getting along fine with the Sakkra! Well enough that I could ask for a little favor against someone that tried to sneak attack me....

 

The Auld Grump - I won by being elected, not a conquest victory.

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7 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

 

now I want to play it again! 

I think it stopped working at all for me 2 computers ago, and it is unlikely I could still get a copy to run. 

I had so much fun playing that game.  

Like Megan wrote - both Master of Orion and Master of Orion 2 are available on both Gog and Steam. (I went with GOG - long before it popped up on Steam as well.)

 

The old Windows 95 version of MoO 2 is dead - they built a launcher for the even older DOS version instead, launching a DOS Box.

 

There is also a 'Collector's Edition' that adds a new race to MoO 2 - a nasty, warlike version of the Humans, called the Terran Khanate. Sounds nifty, but I already have MoO and  MoO 2, have no desire for MoO 3, and don't want to spend another $20 for just the Khanate.

 

But $6 for MoO and MoO 2? Gods above and below, worth every penny.

 

The Auld Grump

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

One of the first things that went through my mind.

Out here on the Mojave Desert it isn't unusual to see people "stocking up" on various food and beverages.

I just can't remember seeing so much Rum in so small a carrier without any of the customary "party accompaniments".

This was all Rum, no mixers even.

 

Obviously shopping for a bunch of pirates who like to drink it straight up. 

 

Or was it white rum? Maybe she was thinking of making hand sanitizer. 

 

 

4 minutes ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Finally! A decent thunderstorm has arrived. 

 

Wish I could say the same. It's been tease, tease, tease all week.   What do I have to do, wash my car?

 

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25 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

Like Megan wrote - both Master of Orion and Master of Orion 2 are available on both Gog and Steam. (I went with GOG - long before it popped up on Steam as well.)

 

The old Windows 95 version of MoO 2 is dead - they built a launcher for the even older DOS version instead, launching a DOS Box.

 

There is also a 'Collector's Edition' that adds a new race to MoO 2 - a nasty, warlike version of the Humans, called the Terran Khanate. Sounds nifty, but I already have MoO and  MoO 2, have no desire for MoO 3, and don't want to spend another $20 for just the Khanate.

 

But $6 for MoO and MoO 2? Gods above and below, worth every penny.

 

The Auld Grump

 

Have you played the new MoO yet?

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