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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-26-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,359
Posted By ramonajim
I'd give.... well, not sure exactly what, but...

I'd give.... well, not sure exactly what, but something important for sure - to get seven hours of sleep in a single stretch.

I'm NO WHERE close to your age (57 is WAY younger than you. It has to...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-28-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By ramonajim
Given posting history, I'll venture a guess...

Given posting history, I'll venture a guess here....

A Catastrophe for Houston's Most Vulnerable People...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-09-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By ramonajim
One of those great talents that many of us mere...

One of those great talents that many of us mere mortals don't really appreciate while they're still around..... then we start hearing the stories from other great talents, pointing out just how big...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By ramonajim
Thank you for proving my point so succinctly. ...

Thank you for proving my point so succinctly.

Right is right and wrong is wrong. Period.

Breaking a law (license and reg) isn't defined by how long you continue to break it. You either comply...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-06-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By ramonajim
At some point, this boils down a question of...

At some point, this boils down a question of right vs. wrong. There is no question here - what you've done is wrong on at least two fronts: registration & insurance that are required, you don't have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-26-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,553
Posted By ramonajim
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1943...

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19430169_10155369782263764_9218630389195036983_n.jpg?oh=24f5bc92b251e52cf14e938d7ebb62e2&oe=59CA59BF
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-15-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By ramonajim
Very much state dependent. Here in Maryland,...

Very much state dependent.

Here in Maryland, any car with plates but without a valid registration sticker can be impounded at any time, whether it's parked on public or private property.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-22-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ramonajim
Well, the individual doors with what appear to be...

Well, the individual doors with what appear to be mirrored patterns is fairly common (and often intentional) - it's called book matching, a style of veneering.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-10-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By ramonajim
Given that today is the one year anniversary of...

Given that today is the one year anniversary of The Thin White Duke's passing, this seems appropriate:



Future Legend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC_PPEsTsBw)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-04-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By ramonajim
Looks like this may be it...

Looks like this may be it (https://www.amazon.com/Trudeau-Board-16-Ounce-Travel-Black/dp/B0009P34RM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) (yeah for google image search!).

Quite a few reviews...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-04-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By ramonajim
Consider me interested.... link, please?

Consider me interested.... link, please?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-20-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By ramonajim
You guys are no fun :P I appreciate the...

You guys are no fun :P

I appreciate the nudge towards doing it right. Got a shopping cart queued up with likely bits.

Open question in my mind is removal of the drain plug/fuel strainer. I'm...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-19-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By ramonajim
I suppose I should 'fess up about my fear over...

I suppose I should 'fess up about my fear over the "fresh gas" piece of this.

Makes perfect sense. But - not knowing what is involved in getting the old gas out has me concerned over this step. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-19-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By ramonajim
Advice sought: 1st time startup after 3 years of sitting

Gustav is a 1972 280SE 4.5. He was running fine-ish* whenever he was called on up until 3-4 years back when taking care of Darling Wife's Ma and then father-in-law became enough of a handful that...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-13-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By ramonajim
I just re-read your original post - missed the...

I just re-read your original post - missed the "no second device" requirement.

If she wants to be able to just hit play and go, looks like the options are essentially zero. There is a page here...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-13-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By ramonajim
Pandora is another option for not-radio music. ...

Pandora is another option for not-radio music.

They have free versions (2 or so commercials an hour) and paid (running $5 per month, if I remember correctly).

I've been using the paid version...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-02-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By ramonajim
Perfectly understandable. Awesome story. ...

Perfectly understandable.

Awesome story. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-21-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By ramonajim
Can't imagine any respectable gearhead wouldn't...

Can't imagine any respectable gearhead wouldn't give credit to this:

Bridge girder erection Machine: SLJ900 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKGYs71N72c)

For the tech savvy out there, how about...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-04-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,174
Posted By ramonajim
Daily driver is my rusty 93 Miata. Pros: ...

Daily driver is my rusty 93 Miata.

Pros:

It's a Miata. Always make me smile when I drive it.
It has a trailer hitch and a roll bar, making it immensely useful for hauling stuff.


Cons:
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-27-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,358
Posted By ramonajim
Your assessment of Adriel's post is overly kind. ...

Your assessment of Adriel's post is overly kind.

That screed was nothing short of blatantly racist.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-18-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By ramonajim
Having a hitch on my daily driver has been...

Having a hitch on my daily driver has been fantastic.... now I pull stuff behind my Miata instead of having to do this :P
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-11-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By ramonajim
The simplest solution is to put the transaction...

The simplest solution is to put the transaction amount, in cash, into a cigar box. Seal it up good and tight, and mail it to me.

I'll take care of everything from there.

:P
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-07-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,577
Posted By ramonajim
Beet juice/beet juice extract (powder) can reduce...

Beet juice/beet juice extract (powder) can reduce blood pressure. There's actual science (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22882425) behind the consumption of nitrates relaxing vascular walls...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-07-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By ramonajim
Not a thread I was expecting to turn into a trip...

Not a thread I was expecting to turn into a trip down memory lane, but it has (for me anyway). Much of my funding for college came from selling furniture at swap meets (we didn't call 'em flea...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-05-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By ramonajim
Except for that funky ornament on the trunk lid,...

Except for that funky ornament on the trunk lid, it's cool! :P

I've been quite impressed with the Hyundai rentals I've had over the past couple years - very solid, well sorted cars. Not the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-23-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By ramonajim
More like.... well, heck. Was planning on a...

More like.... well, heck. Was planning on a witty riposte here, but I got nuttin'

That thing is just.... ick. No redeeming social value from an aesthetic perspective that I can see.
Forum: Events & Gatherings 08-15-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 107,717
Posted By ramonajim
Afraid the Darling Wife and I are going to have...

Afraid the Darling Wife and I are going to have to back out this year.... too many moving pieces to make it happen. Y'all have fun for us!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-16-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By ramonajim
You need to turn your bluetooth on. duh.

You need to turn your bluetooth on. duh.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-03-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,120
Posted By ramonajim
That's not fighting for equality - that's...

That's not fighting for equality - that's fighting for survival :P
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-26-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By ramonajim
I'm driving the beater Miata, taking photos of...

I'm driving the beater Miata, taking photos of the six million dollar car.

Redefining normal daily.
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