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Off-Topic / What's one habit you're trying to break?
« on: November 30, 2021, 06:37:46 pm »Message ID: 1365120
I'd like to stop procrastinating.  What about you?

Off-Topic / Would you rather give up your smartphone or your computer?
« on: November 30, 2021, 06:20:32 pm »Message ID: 1365118
I'd rather give up my phone.  I'm not a phone person I don't care about talking on the phone.  With my computer I can still communicate if I need to. 

Off-Topic / Who's still eating Thanksgiving leftovers?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:51:57 pm »Message ID: 1365116
I did today it was the last of the turkey.  I made turkey salad then I froze some I can use in soup.

Off-Topic / 20 things You Can Do to Save Gas While Driving
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:47:58 pm »Message ID: 1365115

20 things You Can Do to Save Gas While Driving
October 19, 2017

1. Drive less

2. Warm up your car for shorter lengths of time
- Idling your car for anything over a minute wastes fuel and omits large amounts of greenhouse gas.

3. Buy gas early or late in the day
- Gas is cooler earlier in the day, and more dense. As temperatures rise, gas density falls and you get less of it when you pump.

4. Slow down and drive steady
- Driving fast increases drag, which increases fuel consumption.

5. Monitor when and how you brake
- Braking excessively wastes gas.

6. Turn off the engine
- Turn off your vehicle you are waiting, excess idling is a major waste of gas.

7. Eliminate wind resistance
- Remove unneeded car racks and carriers.

8. Avoid gas stations near the highway
- Gas stations near the highway are usually the most expensive.

9. Don't wait until your tank is almost empty to fill up
- You'll be stuck paying for whatever gas you can find nearby.

10. Monitor your tires
- Under-inflated tires tend to wear out quicker and waste gas.

11. Tune the engine
- A properly tuned engine uses less gas
12. Change filters
- Clean filters help to keep cars running more fuel efficiently.

13. Use the correct motor oil
- Using the wrong motor oil can cause the engine to work harder and waste gas.

14. Turn off the A/C
- Using you're A/C too much can make your car a gas-guzzler.

15. Drive a manual
- Manual transmission cars are more fuel-efficient than automatic transmission.

16. Manage your speed
- Use cruise control whenever possible to manage your speed and conserve fuel.

17. Choose the best route
- The shortest route isn't always the most fuel-efficient way to go. Use the route with the least stop signs and stop lights.

18. Fill your gas tank near state lines
- Due to different tax rates, you may save a bundle just by crossing into another state.

19. Consider buying a fuel-efficient car
- Even several models of affordable non-hybrids can get 40 miles per gallon.

20. Download a gas app
- Using an app can really help you save at the gas pump - sometimes more than $0.20 per gallon.

Off-Topic / If you could switch places with any famous person for a week, who would it be?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:45:39 pm »Message ID: 1365114
I think I would like to be Jeff Bezos so I can go into space on my private rocket then I would go on a major spending spree and buy vacation houses all over the world.

Off-Topic / What are you looking forward to in December?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:42:27 pm »Message ID: 1365113
For me it's pretty much the same.  No plans really.  I just know time is going to fly by until New Years.

Off-Topic / Some fun facts about turkeys
« on: November 21, 2021, 08:58:15 am »Message ID: 1364765
Turkeys Have Nothing to Do With Chickens

There’s a common misconception that turkeys are just overgrown chickens. In fact, the two distinct species are separated by 45 million years of evolution.

We Almost Ran Out of Turkeys

Today, there are 7 million wild turkeys roaming North America, but a century ago, they were hard to find. Humans almost hunted turkeys to extinction in the early 1900s, but imaginative conservation efforts brought them back from the brink. Thanks to the invention of a cannon-fired net that captured turkeys unharmed for relocation to areas where there were none, the species — and Thanksgiving — endured.

Turkey Droppings Reveal Their Gender

You can tell a lot about a turkey by the droppings it leaves behind. Male turkeys leave droppings shaped like the letter “J.” Their female counterparts leave droppings in a spiral shape — and droppings can clue you into the turkey’s age. Older turkeys leave droppings with a wider diameter.

Off-Topic / What do you do when you get a hole in your sock?
« on: November 21, 2021, 08:49:05 am »Message ID: 1364764
Do you..

A.  Throw them away

B. Keep wearing them

C.  Fix them

I always fix them I have socks that I've patched multiple times.  I tend not to throw them away unless the start falling down. 

Off-Topic / Does anyone still use Craigslist?
« on: November 19, 2021, 09:28:27 am »Message ID: 1364711
I just added an app (through My Points) where you can search for jobs and I thought of Craigslist.  I haven't used that website in a long time.  I actually found my last three jobs on that site and I've had my current job for 13 years. 

Off-Topic / Did you ever want to run away as a kid?
« on: November 07, 2021, 08:04:25 pm »Message ID: 1364358
I remember me and my best friend made a plan to run away.  I was about nine or 10 and we were going to go live in some woods by a shopping center.  She was going to ride her bike to my house then knock on my window at night and we were going to run away lol but we fell asleep.

Off-Topic / If you had to be trapped in a TV show which one would it be and why?
« on: November 06, 2021, 11:38:20 pm »Message ID: 1364336
When I was a kid I loved Gilligans Island although I thought Gilligan was so annoying.  I just wanted to be marooned on a desert island. 

Off-Topic / Would you rather be alone for the rest of your life or always be surrounded by..
« on: October 31, 2021, 09:18:25 pm »Message ID: 1364093
Annoying people?

I think I'd rather be alone.  I'm my own best company anyway. 

Off-Topic / Do you own an electric car?
« on: October 31, 2021, 09:08:13 pm »Message ID: 1364087
How do you like it compared to gas?  I don't right now but my next car will be electric.  I won't be getting a new card for well over a decade so I think by that time maybe there will only be electric cars.

Off-Topic / What are you looking forward to in November
« on: October 31, 2021, 09:02:31 pm »Message ID: 1364086
November is daylight savings time and when it starts to get really cold so not looking forward to that.  I have a couple days off after Thanksgiving other than that I don't have anything going on.

Off-Topic / Did you get any trick or treaters?
« on: October 31, 2021, 08:29:01 pm »Message ID: 1364082
There aren't many kids on my street.  My doorbell rang once.  There was about three of them.  They quickly left.

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