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Old Oct 1st 2016, 1:48 pm   #76
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I've never liked this band...
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Old Oct 1st 2016, 3:14 pm   #77
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Bloody Canada Geese! I walked out of a building this evening to find that huge skeins of the buggers were forming and flying down the Saint John River....they know that the winter is coming....and I would far rather accept anything else

It was minus 1 this morning, and plus 18 by lunch....please give a little more plus days for a while
I've been seeing vast herds of them recently too.

On a brighter note, I'm still in shorts and I'm not done yet. Since the start of May we've only had seven days when it didn't get above 15 degrees (and that was in early June).

It's coming though. The daily lows are heading south rapidly.
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Old Oct 1st 2016, 6:20 pm   #78
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I just saw someone wearing a Leicester/Vardy shirt in Moncton.
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Old Oct 1st 2016, 6:27 pm   #79
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I just saw someone wearing a Leicester/Vardy shirt in Moncton.
Popular in Toronto too. Seen a few about now.
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Old Oct 3rd 2016, 1:58 am   #80
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Great Mysteries parts 37 and 52.

Why, when you've just made a fairly major purchase off Amazon - say a TV or Laptop - do they send you an email to say that based on your recent activity (when you bought said TV or Laptop) you might be interested in this TV or Laptop?

If a Bank advertises it's low interest rate credit card plus a free balance transfer at zero interest for 10 months, why does it turn your application down because you "don't have enough income to take on any more debt" when the purpose of the application is to transfer your existing credit card debt, not only not taking on more debt but saving yourself monthly interest on it so that you do have more money available to clear the debt more quickly?
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The Amazon thing I have not figured out. I don't buy TVs or high priced items there but they send me a daily email with sales or items they think I may like based on browsing history and most of the items I have already ordered.
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Old Oct 3rd 2016, 2:45 am   #82
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The Amazon thing I have not figured out. I don't buy TVs or high priced items there...
It's kind of understandable on lower priced items though.

There was a particular movie my stepson wanted and every download of it I could find had no sound when played via the PS3 (it was fine on the laptop) and he wanted to watch it on TV.

I found him a used copy on Amazon for <$5 including delivery and since then I have been bombarded with emails for other cheap DVDs.

If you buy earphones or something similar, it might be nice to have a spare or second spare for a different device. Or even buy them as gifts for others. It makes more sense there but not for a laptop.

Unless you can afford Laptops all round.
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I've been seeing vast herds of them recently too.
Today, Sunday, was bliss; every other day there's a bunch of idiots shooting, nominally at the geese, practically at every moving thing. It frightens the dogs and I am so, so, tempted to shoot back.
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We went to Kelowna for the weekend. It was nice. The drive home was stunning.
We wait to see what the new kitten will be like if it ever comes out from inside the sofa bed!
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We went to Kelowna for the weekend. It was nice. The drive home was stunning.
We wait to see what the new kitten will be like if it ever comes out from inside the sofa bed!
Hope you had a nice time, the weather was pretty good- we were driving around Kelowna on Saturday afternoon, never spotted the Mustang though.. kitten ..?!
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Never knew about this - wish I had heard of it 15 years ago when I was fit! Now this would have been quite some adventure to do..

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Whether you are looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you can find an experience that resonates with you. As the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways.

True to its name, The Great Trail embodies the vastness of our terrain and the diversity of our people."
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I've been seeing vast herds of them recently too.

On a brighter note, I'm still in shorts and I'm not done yet. Since the start of May we've only had seven days when it didn't get above 15 degrees (and that was in early June).

It's coming though. The daily lows are heading south rapidly.
Squadrons of geese, flying around, massing and shitting on the riverbanks. A load of seagulls flew in and attacked. That was fun and noisy.
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Squadrons of geese, flying around, massing and shitting on the riverbanks. A load of seagulls flew in and attacked. That was fun and noisy.
Swap "geese" and "seagull" for "bird" and you've probably just described a Friday night in Newcastle.
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Swap "geese" and "seagull" for "bird" and you've probably just described a Friday night in Newcastle.
Then swap "bird" for "fairy" and you could be in Brighton.
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