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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Let's hope so. Some sort of shootout might be our best shot at scoring.
    And in the likely event it's still nil-nil after that, Rock Paper Scissors. I like our chances if we get that far.

    / yes, Fuld's bomb is noted, just playing along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Oh my!!! 100 Yards of Fabric? Just how big are your windows?
    Hearst Castle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post

    I volunteered to come along.
    At least it's easy to identify the point in the story where things began to go horribly wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    At least it's easy to identify the point in the story where things began to go horribly wrong.
    Oh, you must be talking about the 6/7th inning.

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    We're only 3.5 games out of 1st overall pick next year!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Young takes 15 seconds to unfold and deliver to the plate. Kendry might get a steal today if he ever gets on.
    morales.jpg

    / still looks like a misprint to me

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    ....and Houston is about to win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I spark more conversation when I am away than when I post, apparently.
    Is there more definitive proof that social media is inherently flawed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    That's what we're replacing. She wants to find something dowdier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    I could write a similar synopsis to my trip to Albertville with the missus today.
    I want to read that. Maybe we can have a contest for the best recent shopping experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Germany 7 Brazil 1
    Yikes, I thought you were kidding. Wow.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    morales.jpg

    / still looks like a misprint to me
    Like button doesn't quite cut it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Look at us... We are all teaming together to decorate Ashes House.
    This surprise party y'all threw me is really touching.

    / not in that way, Gibby

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    *my worst nightmare*
    You have my condolences.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    That's what we're replacing. She wants to find something dowdier.
    I think this is going to be easier than you thought:


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    Quote Originally Posted by amjgt View Post
    We're only 3.5 games out of 1st overall pick next year!!!!
    I hate to be Debbie Downer but the 1995 Mariners were 15 games back on August 1 and ended up finishing in first place. Plenty of time left to spoil next year's draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    I want to read that. Maybe we can have a contest for the best recent shopping experiences?
    Oh man. I entered the day knowing I had to do this, and I went into it with an open mind and was happy to spend the day with, a pretty awesome woman. It's just that, I have a limit. It was reached. I snarked at a clerk that dared to argue with me...the next thing I knew, I was angrily making fajitas under a 30 minute time limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    At least it's easy to identify the point in the story where things began to go horribly wrong.
    Wife: Ash... I'm going to Shreveport to get some fabric for the curtains for our 100 yard Greenhouse. Wanna Come?

    Ash: Umm... No... Tempting but... I... Umm... Oh forget it... I'm not going to try. Please don't make me go.

    Wife: I wouldn't make you... You are coming because you want to.

    Ash: Let me get some pants on.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    That's what we're replacing. She wants to find something dowdier.
    She should come shopping at my house. I've got some laminate stick-down tile in the kitchen (under the stuff I put over it) that she would adore.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Oh criminy.

    It was the opposite of fruitful, productive, useful, effective, rewarding, .... I'm groping for just how un-good it was.

    Did I mention? Mrs Ashbury plans to make the curtains. She wants to buy, oh, 100 yards of fabric, and then she will no doubt consume the rest of 2014 and into 2015 stitching fabric and backing and lord knows what else together. She had found the fabric she liked at Jo-Ann's (a company name that will strike fear into any husband's heart), but the Reno store had only something like 11 yards of it. She checked Carson City. 15. She went to their on-line store. 22.

    So she hatched this plan: she would drive the 120 miles to Sacramento, where there are 5 Jo-Ann stores, all of them presumably bigger than the ones in northern Nevada, and one by one visit them and determine how much they had, asking them to hold the bolt under her name for the rest of the day if they didn't have the full 100 yards themselves. If any one had enough, she would just buy it, otherwise if she had reserved enough among them all then she would go back to them each and buy the odd lots (and hope the colors were from approximately the same batch and would match).

    I volunteered to come along. It was a nice day, I like driving better than she does anyway, I-80 is very scenic through the Sierra, and I always enjoy the drive if it's not been too soon since the previous trip (or when it's snowing). Remember the Donner Party from your history text books? That's their Pass.

    We arrive at the first Jo-Ann's in Roseville (CA, not MN). They have the pattern but the bolt only has 8 yards or whatever. She approaches a store clerk and asks to reserve it. The clerk, one of the finest Jo-Ann employees I've ever met (I met two others after her), took a look at her hand-held device and said "let me check the other stores and save you some trouble". None of the other 4 stores had enough to add up to what was needed. "We can order it from the warehouse." My wife protested that she had already checked on-line and there were only 22 yards. "No, the warehouse has over 1000. Just the on-line store has only 22."

    Oh.

    We went to the front of the store to Customer Service and asked the manager if we could have the order shipped to our house. No, it has to come to the store. We persisted, and found that shipping to our house was possible, at extra cost. Fabric being heavy, it was probably going to be $200 if we did that. Can they order it from the warehouse and have it delivered to the Reno store? No, the fabric has to be delivered to the store that orders it.

    We stopped at Baskin-Robbins for a cone, then headed back up the hill in the 100 degree weather; a cold front had apparently passed through the Sacramento Valley making it that nice.

    That was 10 days ago, I think. Mrs Ashbury will be visiting the Jo-Ann store in Reno later this week after she drops me off at the bus station so that I can ride down to San Francisco to pick up our other car from our daughter who needed to borrow it after her visit to us over the Fourth. But that's a story for another time...
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