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I do believe I have both a sighting of tight pants AND paying attention at the same time... I cannot confirm the tight pants, as there is only one guy in the world that is the official spokesperson, and he is not me.

The paying attention part is obvious though, as several people have gathered around to do so...

1 Hour and 51 minutes into the video is where the questionable sightings are... Proceed with caution if you are a closet tight pants on guys seeker, maybe you are already good for the week...

 

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So thankful that these last 2 shifts are over. My facility has 393 beds. 84 of those beds are positive covid patients.

Anyone have suggestions for an easy to install brand/type of ceiling fan? I despise hanging ceiling fans, however..... I despise sleeping in a warm room more and mine has gone kaput. I need something that can hang up there while I wire things... or something similar.


Tight pants, men smacking men on the but while tossing a ball and making millions..... I'll never understand it.
I'm over here saving lives, being abused , and definitely not making millions....

Anyways..... back to ceiling fans.... I have back/neck pain, and have had bilateral rotator cuff repair in the past 5 years.... so the easier the better. Lol
 

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Shan, you are looking for a "hugger" or "flush mount" style ceiling fan. Unfortunately, finding a good reliable one is a problem now. Most of the ceiling fans in my house are Evergo ones purchased from Sears in the 80s. You might be able to find working vintage ones.

It's important to know what size though, and that is not always easy to determine. The newer fans we've bought in the last few years have stopped working after only a couple years but the Evergo fans are still running (with the exception of the one in my room which I think is faulty electrical from the switch).

Lightinguniverse.com might have some decent ceiling fans. It's important to check the reviews. My friend got a Hunter brand fan with the motor DOA. You might also try wayfair.

Right now I have a Vornado desk fan to my right and a Honeywell desk fan to my left. I like to have a breeze.

I forgot to mention that last time I went to my workshop I noticed scorch marks around the breaker box. Not good. I decided not to touch it. Might explain why some of the lights in the shop aren't working though.

Today (ok, technically yesterday since it's after midnight) I went to my friend's house in the early afternoon. Chatted with him & his gf's family. Her brother is not very bright but her sister-in-law is pretty sharp.

I was hoping to paint the base cabinet before he put it in place but he had already jammed it against the wall-- which made it more difficult to pain. I couldn't find the painter's tape (turned out to be on the floor underneath a trash bag). I got a little spot of paint on the wall, but that wall panel will be getting painted at some point anyway. I was being picky and had my friend shine a flashlight on the corner so I could see if I missed spots. Even if it won't be visible it will still bug me. The gf's family were surprised that I had painted all of the cabinets.

I managed to only spill one little drop on the floor (but it wasn't on the vinyl plank-- it was where it was missing).

I also put the first coat of sealant on the butcherblock (it's food safe). Didn't have the right rags for it and had to use a crappy paper towel instead. I'm going to use a rag for the next few coats.

I'll post pics in the "my best friend's house burned on easter" thread.

I put medicine in Nightmeow's eyes before heading to the store to grab some stuff I forgot last time.

I'm planning to go back and do a coat of poly on the base cabinet, on the underside of the butcherblock, a bit up the sides of the butcherblock, and then put another coat of sealant on the top and front. Just 1 coat improved how it looked.

Got home and cooked for Mom. Cats missed me so they jumped on me the first chance they got.
 

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The tight pants thing was just a little joke that lots of people have already made about football/baseball, but wow you really latched on to that part, Spicoli. Was not expecting that.

I love playing music with my friends, but I'm not paying any attention to who's at the top of the charts, or where in the charts my favorite bands are. I love building stuff out of wood, but I don't care about Bob Vila's political opinions. And yeah, I loved playing sports as a little kid, still enjoy it when I get the chance now, like how I enjoy weightlifting and swimming. It's fun, feels good, makes me feel good later too because being frail and unhealthy and overweight would suck. Doesn't mean I could name a single weightlifter or (other than Michael Phelps because he was really famous) a single swimmer. That information just isn't relevant to my life at all.

So "Love of the game" might make sense while you're actually playing the game, especially while you're a little kid and have nothing else going on in your life. Why this "love of the game" should persist for so many people after about age 12, I can only speculate, but none of the reasons I can come up with are flattering.
 
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I forgot to mention that last time I went to my workshop I noticed scorch marks around the breaker box. Not good. I decided not to touch it. Might explain why some of the lights in the shop aren't working though.
Whoa... Why are you doing anything besides calling an Electrician right now?
 

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The tight pants thing was just a little joke that lots of people have already made about football/baseball, but wow you really latched on to that part, Spicoli. Was not expecting that.

I love playing music with my friends, but I'm not paying any attention to who's at the top of the charts, or where in the charts my favorite bands are. I love building stuff out of wood, but I don't care about Bob Vila's political opinions. And yeah, I loved playing sports as a little kid, still enjoy it when I get the chance now, like how I enjoy weightlifting and swimming. It's fun, feels good, makes me feel good later too because being frail and unhealthy and overweight would suck. Doesn't mean I could name a single weightlifter or (other than Michael Phelps because he was really famous) a single swimmer. That information just isn't relevant to my life at all.

So "Love of the game" might make sense while you're actually playing the game, especially while you're a little kid and have nothing else going on in your life. Why this "love of the game" should persist for so many people after about age 12, I can only speculate, but none of the reasons I can come up with are flattering.
Your quote... "Regardless whether they are America-hating commies or flag-waving veteran-panderers, why would anyone care what their political opinions are?? Seriously, if you do then to me it suggests you have some weird fixation on these young men in tight pants."

You go from talking about their politics, (which you incorrectly attributed to the athletes and not the leagues) to tight pants that has NOTHING to do with anything and which NO OTHER GUY has ever said around me, and that includes 40 years of watching the NFL and MLB before they went woke, and about 30 years watching the NBA... NOBODY ever said that, because nobody has ever HAD your fixation which you are clearly PROJECTING.
 

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You're still fixating on that little joke I made in one comment. I don't know what to tell you. It's not even my joke. If I could go back and erase it I would because it's clearly become very distracting.

As for the politics, I was using shorthand but it's equally irrelevant whether it's the athletes or their employers or the advertisers. Why should any of that matter to a grown man with a job and a house and a family? It's like those old senile people who yell at the face on the TV because they believe the face can hear them, only they have the excuse of being old and senile.

It's sad to hear you wasted so many years and decades watching people play games with balls. Politics is a silly thing to finally be the red pill that snaps you out of it, but at least maybe will inspire you to turn your TV off and go do something else. There's always a silver lining! Sending best wishes that you can salvage your remaining time for something meaningful.
 

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I had plans but rain cancelled them again. I need a run of dry days to dry my entry doors. They have rain and sun damage. My rain chain solves the rain splash problem (except for torrential downpours) and I am considering a small pergola to block the sun. I could also hide a gutter section in the pergola but both are for future consideration.

I like the doors which are irreplaceable, I can't find anything I like even if I was willing to spend 2-3K. It's double doors with a Tee astragal between them. The pic shows the bottoms. So far I have removed flaky paint and applied a wood hardener. Next comes crack filing where glued-up panels have separated. Then comes sanding, base coating and antique glazing. My original base coat was Devoe Chinese Red, I think Devoe was bought out and Chinese red in other brands doesn't come close. Fortunately tractor/implement red in a rattle can appears to be a close match (and is both paint and primer. When I painted them 10+ years ago I used an airbrush to apply the glaze.

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When the leagues kneel against the Flag and wave their own Marxist flag, that ticks me off, so I don't watch those leagues.
Kneeling does not mean what you think it does. Kaepernick chose kneeling as a form of protest because of a former Green Beret and former NFL player who was upset that Kaepernick sat on bench during national anthem. I encourage you to read this article (Colin Kaepernick: How taking a knee started after NFL quarterback met Nate Boyer | NFL News | Sky Sports) but please at least read this quote from Nate Boyer:

"Taking a knee has never been in my experience seen as a disrespectful act. People take a knee to pray, to propose to a future spouse. When someone's knighted, they take a knee. When I visit Arlington (National Cemetery) and my buddy who's passed, I take a knee in front of his grave to pay respects.

"When a player's hurt on the field in a [US] football game, and probably a lot of sports, a lot of the other players will often take a knee out of respect until that player that's injured is either carted off, carried off, or walks off on their own.

"It's a respectful gesture. I also saw it like a flag being at half-mast in a way. We raise flags at half-mast when somebody passes away or we are remembering a dark day in our history."
 

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Kneeling does not mean what you think it does. Kaepernick chose kneeling as a form of protest because of a former Green Beret and former NFL player who was upset that Kaepernick sat on bench during national anthem. I encourage you to read this article (Colin Kaepernick: How taking a knee started after NFL quarterback met Nate Boyer | NFL News | Sky Sports) but please at least read this quote from Nate Boyer:

"Taking a knee has never been in my experience seen as a disrespectful act. People take a knee to pray, to propose to a future spouse. When someone's knighted, they take a knee. When I visit Arlington (National Cemetery) and my buddy who's passed, I take a knee in front of his grave to pay respects.

"When a player's hurt on the field in a [US] football game, and probably a lot of sports, a lot of the other players will often take a knee out of respect until that player that's injured is either carted off, carried off, or walks off on their own.

"It's a respectful gesture. I also saw it like a flag being at half-mast in a way. We raise flags at half-mast when somebody passes away or we are remembering a dark day in our history."
Two wrongs don't make a right! There is a prescribed way to honor the flag and the anthem, anything else is disrespect. Kaepernick should have just stayed in the locker room.
 

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Kneeling does not mean what you think it does. Kaepernick chose kneeling as a form of protest because of a former Green Beret and former NFL player who was upset that Kaepernick sat on bench during national anthem. I encourage you to read this article (Colin Kaepernick: How taking a knee started after NFL quarterback met Nate Boyer | NFL News | Sky Sports) but please at least read this quote from Nate Boyer:

"Taking a knee has never been in my experience seen as a disrespectful act. People take a knee to pray, to propose to a future spouse. When someone's knighted, they take a knee. When I visit Arlington (National Cemetery) and my buddy who's passed, I take a knee in front of his grave to pay respects.

"When a player's hurt on the field in a [US] football game, and probably a lot of sports, a lot of the other players will often take a knee out of respect until that player that's injured is either carted off, carried off, or walks off on their own.

"It's a respectful gesture. I also saw it like a flag being at half-mast in a way. We raise flags at half-mast when somebody passes away or we are remembering a dark day in our history."
You're basing your entire thought process on one person's opinion? I know several Veterans that agree with me. I saw Soldiers die right in front of me for the Flag that wasn't good enough for Kaepernick when he was paid insanely well. Did he flee to North Korea for their much better working conditions and pay?

There is 10,080 minutes in a week. Why did he choose those 2 minutes? Why didn't he just gather with his supporters and kneel an hour before the game? Why didn't he kneel after the game? Why didn't he kneel before the start of the second half? If the point of the exercise was to be seen it would have been seen by the media that's there before the players and stays after they leave.

Why didn't he kneel about the mass killings every single week in major cities that are Black on Black gang crime?

The Flag and the National Anthem have NOTHING to do with racism.
 

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You're prolly are too young to understand but I guess the best answer is that I am a patriot from the get-go. I served in the "All American" Division, then served as bugler in a local Honor Guard for 20+ years. It's just a way of life for me and I resent those that want to take it away under a false pretense of freedom. The LSM seeks out LW protesters for financial reasons and puts them in my LR on TV as if they are newsworthy. If they tried their silly antics at a Military Rites funeral the Patriot Guard would escort them away. BLM as a phrase sounds noble but as a movement it has been hijacked by the LW.
 
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So, I didn't get to go to my friend's house bc my mother was being petty and didn't want me to go anywhere today for some unknown reason. I think she's mad that my brother hasn't cleaned up like he promised so she's taking out her frustration on me.

Meanwhile, local high school got shut down because of a bat infestation. LOL.
 

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Zannej, I get that your mother is kind of like your employer since you're her caretaker, but how exactly is she able to prevent you from going to your friend's house?

I don't have a "before" picture of my basement workbench, which you'll have to imagine piled high with random hardware and other crap, and paint buckets strewn all over the place underneath. But here's the "after" photo:

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As for my mechanical room office, here's "before":

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And "after":

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Not 100% done but good enough for some grainy photos off my flip phone.
 
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I fixed the refrigerator… cost me some elbow grease and a $100 door seal…

fingers crossed as it’s a $10k replacement and I’m not planning that type of investment!

I thought I was going to have to replace it as it’s 20 years old and I figured calling out repair guys was crazy (they quoted $550 + tax to do the door seal (took me about an hour).

So talking to my father in law about replacing it and he shamed me into figuring out a repair… he told me it would be stupid to not try figuring it out. So off I went and looks like he was right! Cleaned condenser coils (filthy) and new door seal(fiddly).

So I impressed my father in law by taking his advice…. However 3 days later his broke and he replaced it with a new one!!! Guess it’s do as I say not as I do 😊

Anyway 1 thing off the list and the other 12 projects are moving forward albeit slowly!
 

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So I ask this: You want him to be concerned about "black on black" crime, but not police brutality and killings? If that's the case, you have won me over.
The police aren't going out and murdering people, they are trying to stop Democrat criminals who refuse to be stopped from crimes/murdering by any lesser means! Also, the Democrats use the idiotic term of 'gun violence' when we people with brains know it's ADDICTIONS VIOLENCE no matter what 'tool' is used! But Democrats have no interest in putting an end to their beloved addictions... so they lie about causes. And we are against murdering innocent people of any race...
 

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So "Love of the game" might make sense while you're actually playing the game, especially while you're a little kid and have nothing else going on in your life. Why this "love of the game" should persist for so many people after about age 12, I can only speculate, but none of the reasons I can come up with are flattering.
I understand that a lot of people don't watch sports, not their thing, and that's just fine. Do you watch TV at all, some people don't. But a lot of people watch shows that to me are mind numbingly boring. Crime/cop shows, and the dumb drama show that are on, and don't even get me started on reality shows. Me I'd rather sit down in the evening and watch a baseball game and read than watch a rerun of some show that wasn't any good when it was on the first time. I rarely will sit at watch a movie. There is just so much junk on TV. I record races that I'm interested in and sort of skip through them later. What about live events like going to a game, you on the same page with that too its no different really? If so I assume you never go to a concert or watch a performance on TV, you must only play at home because that would see like the same thing to me. I don't get why the "love of the game" concept is so foreign to you. I played sports for a long time but once you get too old to continue you should no long like sports and just ignore them? What about golf? I don't play and don't watch it, no interest. But if you're 60 and still play golf is it OK to watch it then?
 
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