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Old 08-31-2017, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by kev View Post
He did say that when he hits 70 he's gonna locate to the Philippines with his missus (a promise must be kept.) he said that round 18 months ago, except a promise must be kept, though I'm sure he's that type of guy. He may feel the reality of being seventy and waning strength. So has he turned seventy......Don't believe he would take off without saying anything.
Perhaps he's had a bike accident and can't work a keyboard.
Or perhaps he's just pissed off with himself or finds no stimulation in the threads anymore. Whatever my be, he has a strength of character and will do what he will do, though I sense a caring gentle side too.
I looked a few days ago and he hasn't deleted his profile. So I reckon he's having a rest and follows this thread with a wry smile on his face.........If you fancy a swim Nick, a father long one, you're welcome in my house.
A toilet-related shooting accident is very much a possibility with him...

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When I was a mere squidly newby on this site, having no clue as to proper posting etiquette, I brashly interjected into a conversation Nick was having (I believe with Drew.)

He responded with a question I could not comprehend, and it took me several days to realize what he was talking about, making me realize that this gun totin', martial artsin', motorcycle ridin', hick talking old man knew more about poetry and writing than I ever would.

I have his name and address somewhere, on an envelope he sent me twenty bucks in, to help pay for editing on my story. I will try to find it, and see what I can find out.

Miss ya, Nick.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:47 AM
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When I was a mere squidly newby on this site, having no clue as to proper posting etiquette, I brashly interjected into a conversation Nick was having (I believe with Drew.)

He responded with a question I could not comprehend, and it took me several days to realize what he was talking about, making me realize that this gun totin', martial artsin', motorcycle ridin', hick talking old man knew more about poetry and writing than I ever would.

I have his name and address somewhere, on an envelope he sent me twenty bucks in, to help pay for editing on my story. I will try to find it, and see what I can find out.

Miss ya, Nick.
I think maybe hold off a while. I'd hate him to feel pressured or obligated to reappear. It's good to take a break when it starts to feel stale.

(Any of my other dearly beloveds planning to do the same..would appreciate a PM before departure.)

Enough now.

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Old 09-01-2017, 03:57 PM
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Are we supposed t care? Am I supposed to care?
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I assume Nick Pierce is lost, that is not fun!
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I picked the first one whoever you are. This is so unappealing. I cannot make it clearer that this website make me vomit. Sort it out. Obviously the love of Grace helps
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Nick Pearce - I hope you're alive and doing fine

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Nick Pearce - I hope your alive and doing fine

and singing the rest of "signs" - I prefer the original by Five Man Electrical Band

Seriously.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:26 PM
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The "drunkenness" isn't particularly charming at this point...
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I was just told that his was an issue. I struggle a little with this between my core beliefs and sentimentalism. I would like to say, before I state my stance, that sentimentalism is unhelpful, it does nothing to improve our circumstances, it only harks back to times gone and people passed.

So, I am being asked to apologise for an ill-thought out remark. I do apologise that it was poorly stated. I do not apologise that people took offence to it, because offence is not a right, it is a privilege people take advantage of too often.

EDIT: I was wrong here and behaved like a shit. My second paragraph is still correct.

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Old 09-02-2017, 09:57 AM
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Nothing wrong with a certain amount of sentimentality -- if it's a natural result of authentic empathy and about sharing similar feelings. And it can involve humor too. (Something we've seen here.)

Does it actually change anything? Of course not, but it can have some therapeutic value. Here it's mostly about people sharing a reasonable amount of concern -- and about missing the presence of someone who they felt was creative and entertaining.

If it gets maudlin or is about attention seeking -- it can be a bad thing. I don't see any of that going on here.

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Is Nick in the path of Irma?

Stay safe - Nick and anybody who might be affected x
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Everybody in Florida is in the path of Irma. The storm is twice as wide as the whole state. I'm thinking even Myers is going to get a good chunk of rain and flooding. He's in Georgia.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Everybody in Florida is in the path of Irma. The storm is twice as wide as the whole state. I'm thinking even Myers is going to get a good chunk of rain and flooding. He's in Georgia.
How much of that area will have no option but to evacuate Bri?
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Everybody in Florida is in the path of Irma. The storm is twice as wide as the whole state. I'm thinking even Myers is going to get a good chunk of rain and flooding. He's in Georgia.
Hurricane Opel hit here when I was in high school. The path looks about the same, but this one is much bigger. Our house, which is just down the road from where I live now, had a lot of damage from wind and falling trees.

We have a lot of big trees in our yard, so we'll definitively be staying in the bedroom in our basement in case trees fall on the house.

Otherwise, we have plenty of supplies -- food, water, batteries, etc. to ride out whatever happens.

I've got lots of extra ammunition too -- in case the people who aren't prepared try to fuck with us.
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Hurricane Opel hit here when I was in high school. The path looks about the same, but this one is much bigger. Our house, which is just down the road from where I live now, had a lot of damage from wind and falling trees.

We have a lot of big trees in our yard, so we'll definitively be staying in the bedroom in our basement in case trees fall on the house.

Otherwise, we have plenty of supplies -- food, water, batteries, etc. to ride out whatever happens.

I've got lots of extra ammunition too -- in case the people who aren't prepared try to fuck with us.
Your last line is chilling - that would never have occurred to me. Horrible thought when you imagine people pull together.
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Your last line is chilling - that would never have occurred to me. Horrible thought when you imagine people pull together.
Joking...
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Joking...
More honorable than us Brits - we loot and pillage under the cover of any minor distraction.
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Heh. Yeah -- the extra ammo is for the zombie apocalypse. I'm not going to waste it on a few hurricane victims.
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When d'you expect the worst of it? (Ithe storm)
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I think it will arrive Monday morning.

We'll be fine. It will be next to nothing compared to what's going to hit Florida.
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Take a chainsaw with you into the basement, and some axes and pry-bars and whatnot. Would be a bastard to survive the storm only to be trapped by debris in a basement.
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That's good advice. The chainsaw is in the basement -- but the fuel is in the carport.

Based on the lay of the land and the location of the trees -- and that there's an outside exit in the basement -- it highly unlikely we'd be trapped -- but you can't be too careful.

I'll put some gas in the chainsaw and take full credit for thinking of it if I need to use it.
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They're saying when Irma hits Atlanta it will be at tropical storm strength -- a lot worse then Opel.

I didn't even know we had this -- but a while back my wife bought an emergency radio and flashlight that uses regular batteries -- but it also has a hand crank to charge a rechargeable battery pack -- and you can use that to charge your phone.

The idea of charging a smart phone with a hand crank strikes me as kind of funny...

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Test it man. Test it good. My experience with those kinds of things - and I've had a fair bit from when I was living in forests and national parks and whatnot - is that they never come close to delivering what the box says. Most of them have poor quality rechargeables that basically only work well for a couple of charges, and you end up cranking for the required time for a full charge only to get a tenth the stated usage. But you might have a better quality one - I'm a cheap bastard
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It looks fairly substantial and the rest of the features seem to be working.

Anyway, you can charge your phone just using it with regular batteries, and I have shitload of those.

Plus I have a couple of those auxiliary cellphone battery chargers -- AND I can use the battery backup for my computer to charge phones as well.

So I think we're covered in that department.
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It looks fairly substantial and the rest of the features seem to be working.

Anyway, you can charge your phone just using it with regular batteries, and I have shitload of those.

Plus I have a couple of those auxiliary cellphone battery chargers -- AND I can use the battery backup for my computer to charge phones as well.

So I think we're covered in that department.


Good luck!

And if the unfortunate happens and you get washed away I'll be bummed. I mean, a lot more than Starbucks-got-my-order-wrong bummed, but less than KJU hits Denver with a nuclear ICBM and starts WWIII bummed.

And hey, if a giant tree falls on your house, you get a free remodel through the insurance company. Well, minus your deductible.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Good luck!

And if the unfortunate happens and you get washed away I'll be bummed. I mean, a lot more than Starbucks-got-my-order-wrong bummed, but less than KJU hits Denver with a nuclear ICBM and starts WWIII bummed.

And hey, if a giant tree falls on your house, you get a free remodel through the insurance company. Well, minus your deductible.
Almost touching and sentimental - but you manned it up nicely BP.

Good luck Myers. Hope you and yours stay safe x
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Good luck!

And if the unfortunate happens and you get washed away I'll be bummed. I mean, a lot more than Starbucks-got-my-order-wrong bummed, but less than KJU hits Denver with a nuclear ICBM and starts WWIII bummed.

And hey, if a giant tree falls on your house, you get a free remodel through the insurance company. Well, minus your deductible.
Hah. I think we're as prepared as we can be.

Today I looked at my all my guitars and gear sitting in front of a big double window and I thought -- hey, I'd better move that.

My spousal unit has made quite a nest for the family in the basement -- there's a vase down there with flowers in it -- because in an emergency, you're going to need flowers.
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Almost touching and sentimental - but you manned it up nicely BP.

Good luck Myers. Hope you and yours stay safe x
Thanks Grace -- I'll keep you all posted...
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