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  1. That Impala convertible reminds me of a car a friend of mine had in the early '70s - blue with a white top and factory 427 with 4 spd trans - he distinguished himself by putting the car off the road and into one of our local lakes with a load of girls one summer night and had to hire a diver to retrieve it; rumour has it that it is still around and is being painstakingly restored, if so it will be worth a fortune when finished.
  2. The other day I pulled the stump left over from the large poplar tree I had cut down in my yard recently: I cleaned up the resulting mess as well as I could by hand, and then loaded up the pickup with the stumps and roots, hiding the heavy stumps as well as I could under the smaller stuff - brush is $5 a pickup load at the local tip but "grubbing" costs $50 a ton; thankfully they had somebody new on the till and I was able to dump this load for the brush price of $5: h Then I had a load of crush delivered to my yard late on Friday and am now awaiting word from my usual Bob
  3. I had my Yamaha R1 up to 150mph one day and still had plenty of throttle left, but that was enough for me; I've had two Bimmers (just sold my E46 but kept the E36) and still haven't had them much over 100mph - our remote northern roads don't have much traffic enforcement but they have other potential dangers, like rough spots and wildlife...
  4. Two days in a row of glorious sunshine, with the trees now in full leaf with that beautiful fresh green of spring - after having a dismal May this is a real treat....
  5. Yesterday I had this fellow come over and knock down a tree that I needed removing (reluctantly) - I've hired him before and he is probably the most physically-fit guy I have ever met, as well as having nerves of steel; he made it up another 15' or so limbing the tree before cutting it into sections and dropping them on the way down. Normally I manage my own tree falling on the property but this one was too big and too close to my house and power service to risk doing on my own - I told him I would clean up the mess and he only charged me $150 CDN (88 GBP); now that I have had my brekkie, I'm
  6. IMHO, it doesn't look much worse than many other offerings from mainstream manufacturers lately...
  7. It makes me sad to see that even MV Augusta's exclusive products can look this ugly nowadays....
  8. First holiday weekend of the summer here in Canada but of course the weather has been less than cooperative; however, it seems like half the town is out cramming the campgrounds to capacity anyway; fine by me, I don't mind things being a little quieter than usual and my local watering holes are open so I'll do some chores around the yard and then head off for a beer with my mates later...
  9. I've only had mice in my house twice over the 35 years I have lived here and they were easy to get rid of; thankfully we don't have rats because they cannot survive our long winters...
  10. E-mails, weather, financials, Facebook, Wikipedia, XE.com, and forums; occasionally I'll slip YouTube in there too...
  11. Woke up this morning and could see grey sky through my window blind; got up a while later and opened said blind to see snow falling - thankfully it is tapering off and the small amount on the ground won't last long but I don't think it will be much of a weekend for many.
  12. Been out working in my yard all day, beer time now - cheap draft night at my favourite local...
  13. Crap weather this weekend, been drizzling since Friday night - but it's still well above freezing and the snow is steadily going; better weather forecast for this coming week...
  14. I can recall ringing the bell in the FLB once many years ago, and have done so a couple of times in smaller beer bars over the years; but I wouldn't dream of doing it in a go-go bar. I can also remember staff seemingly coming out of the woodwork at the sound of the bell, too - one can certainly get more than one bargained for, lol... Ironically, my biggest ever bar bill was on a crazy night where I spent 30K in Secrets without ringing the bell - there were hardly any other customers but I got all the girls good and plastered - was fun but no way would I spend that much again.
  15. Wow, that's a rare find - an Alpine A110 on the street in the US - I'll bet this thing is a blast to drive.
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