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Old Jul 29th 2018, 2:35 am
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Downside to working weekends cant go to some of the fun events that happen around town.
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Old Jul 29th 2018, 9:30 am
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Air Canada had a plane waiting for ground crew for half hour today before a crew brought it in.

Happens often with AC and Westjet.
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Old Jul 30th 2018, 3:08 am
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Downside to working weekends cant go to some of the fun events that happen around town.
yep, I had 30 odd years off that and working more than half the holidays. On the other hand there's no need to take time off work for dentist, doctors, car fixing, delivery etc the way 9-5 people do.

now I don't work I still don't go to fun things. I guess it's a habit, that and not liking crowds.

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yep, I had 30 odd years off that and working more than half the holidays. On the other hand there's no need to take time off work for dentist, doctors, car fixing, delivery etc the way 9-5 people do.
Me too - been working irregular shifts for 28 years and much prefer it for the same reasons. Hate it when I have to work 9-5 for courses, etc. Don’t necessarily enjoy getting up at 4am for an early shift though!
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Originally Posted by Stuart Adamson


Me too - been working irregular shifts for 28 years and much prefer it for the same reasons. Hate it when I have to work 9-5 for courses, etc. Don’t necessarily enjoy getting up at 4am for an early shift though!
It can be the pits getting up that early.....I get up at 3:30am, and out the door by 3:50am and walk into my workplace at 4:25am to clock in, luckily at that hour there is no traffic so the commute is very predicable. I work until 2:30pm home by 3:30pm and in bed by 6:15pm.

Upside is 3 days off a week.
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Money can't buy happiness.
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Cloud formation from the Redding, California fire.







Some video here.

https://www.sfgate.com/california-wi...s-13117049.php

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Money can't buy happiness.
But as my old aunt used to say ‘at least you can be miserable in comfort’.
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Anyone ever eaten Turtle?

I just watched a video of catching, cleaning and cooking a snapping turtle.

Interestingly they missed out the 'killing' part but having watched I can see why. It didn't exactly look dead when
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The end result looked a bit like Rabbit.
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Anyone ever eaten Turtle?

I just watched a video of catching, cleaning and cooking a snapping turtle.

Interestingly they missed out the 'killing' part but having watched I can see why. It didn't exactly look dead when
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no I'm not going into detail


The end result looked a bit like Rabbit.
Nope, that would be crossing my line, which is drawn - metaphorically - under frogs legs.

Have you ever eaten it?

Very astute use of the 'spoiler' tag, by the way.
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Old Aug 1st 2018, 9:01 am
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Nope, that would be crossing my line, which is drawn - metaphorically - under frogs legs.

Have you ever eaten it?

Very astute use of the 'spoiler' tag, by the way.
Not turtle, no. Frogs legs and snails yes. And very nice rabbit in a restaurant near the flower market in Nice. And delicious goat in a Greek place well off the beaten track.

Now for dessert.
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AeroMexico had a plane crash Tuesday, an Embraer 190, 4 crew and all passengers survived.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/a...senger-n896521

I guess in these modern times more and more videos will appear from inside planes during an accident, suppose these videos are of some use to investigators.
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Stepson made a cake for his sister today. When he thought it would be done, he checked it only to discover it needed more time so he put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes, another 5 minutes, another 5 minutes....
Then he discovered the reason it hadn't finished was because he turned the oven off the first time.
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Venezuelan president Maduro survived an attack by an explosive drone and claims that he was protected by God and a shield of love, and that these attacks by his enemies cannot succeed..... but on CBC news their report cites a fireman at the scene who claims the explosion was a gas cannister exploding in a nearby apartment. Looks like a politically expedient miracle.
Edit: After watching the video on RT there are 2 distinct explosions, the second occurring after the bodyguards have lifted the armoured shields around Maduro. Now I wonder if there was a drone that missed the dais but hit the apartment, detonating their cooking gas cylinder. causing the secondary explosion.
2nd edit: Or the first gas explosion triggered the detonation of the apartment dwellers' spare cylinder as well.....
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/drone-e...uela-1.4774711

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Power cut this afternoon. 3 hours without it...just beginning to worry about sleeping tonight and it came back on.

Apart from when a power line to the house was down one winter (one of the wall sockets still worked) I think that's in our top three longest outages. Not sure we ever exceeded 4 hours.
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