Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92728 Oct 15, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Do you talk to them regularly? I would start getting to know them, then it will be easier to talk to them about the noise.
I feel your pain, though!
I don't. They are across a cul-de-sac. And I am a orner house, so it's like their front yard is across the street from my backyard. There's really no buffer.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92729 Oct 15, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I didn't know that. I will definitely look into it.
I'd google "Noise Ordinance [city], Florida" "[city]" meaning your city.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#92730 Oct 15, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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Lucky!!!
We are going to the FL panhandle in a few weeks. Can't wait for some fall weather!!!
I'm more south, but do we have a real fall in the panhandle?
Fall is like 2 weeks, then we're hot or straight to cold.
I don't mind a couple degrees drop but it was overcast and dreary out. That depresses me. I love my sun.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92731 Oct 15, 2013
Here is FLL we call fall the time when the license plates change color!
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm more south, but do we have a real fall in the panhandle?
Fall is like 2 weeks, then we're hot or straight to cold.
I don't mind a couple degrees drop but it was overcast and dreary out. That depresses me. I love my sun.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92732 Oct 15, 2013
RACE wrote:
Here is FLL we call fall the time when the license plates change color!
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..LOL...If they're still here in May, we think they broke the promise....lol....Hey, that's not our deal?.....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92733 Oct 15, 2013
Okay group, I saw Gravity in the IMAX version.

Wow. Intense, but Wow.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92734 Oct 15, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Okay group, I saw Gravity in the IMAX version.

Wow. Intense, but Wow.
I saw it on our mega screen (not quite IMAX) in 3D, and that's my take on it, too.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92735 Oct 15, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
<quoted text>I don't mind a couple degrees drop but it was overcast and dreary out. That depresses me. I love my sun.
That's really the worst part about winter here. 40 and sunny is a whole lot easier to take than 40 and overcast.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92736 Oct 15, 2013
Good to know, about Gravity. It's on the docket for Friday night's date night (IMAX 3D... It's both or neither around here).

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92737 Oct 15, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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That's really the worst part about winter here. 40 and sunny is a whole lot easier to take than 40 and overcast.
hell, i'll take zero and sun for 40 and slop...

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#92738 Oct 16, 2013

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#92739 Oct 16, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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That's really the worst part about winter here. 40 and sunny is a whole lot easier to take than 40 and overcast.
That's pretty much year round here...except in summer when it gets hot at 65...

Oh, and rain.

(._.)

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92740 Oct 16, 2013
So D's computer is at least 5 years old and I want to surprise him either for his birthday (10/30) or Christmas with a new one (I can get special pricing through work). But he uses it for work and I don't know if it's something that he'd rather pick out. It just seems anti-climactic to say "I'm buying you a computer! Now go shopping..." Doing the whole thing seems like a better gift, much less hassle.

Thoughts, techie people? I already know what Tonka's going to say.
;)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#92741 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Good to know, about Gravity. It's on the docket for Friday night's date night (IMAX 3D... It's both or neither around here).
The people I know that *didn't* like it said stuff like "Well, maybe I should have seen it in 3D..." Yeah, that's kinda the thing. It's not got a super intricate plot or anything; it's got pretty visuals.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92742 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So D's computer is at least 5 years old and I want to surprise him either for his birthday (10/30) or Christmas with a new one (I can get special pricing through work). But he uses it for work and I don't know if it's something that he'd rather pick out. It just seems anti-climactic to say "I'm buying you a computer! Now go shopping..." Doing the whole thing seems like a better gift, much less hassle.
Thoughts, techie people? I already know what Tonka's going to say.
;)
I'm not Tonka techie for sure, but there's got to be giftcards for brands or stores. You know, wrap up a wireless mouse & keyboard (those don't last forever so to have 2 is a good thing) or computer speakers with the giftcard.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92743 Oct 16, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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I'm more south, but do we have a real fall in the panhandle?
Fall is like 2 weeks, then we're hot or straight to cold.
I don't mind a couple degrees drop but it was overcast and dreary out. That depresses me. I love my sun.
You and I are about equal on the north/south thing (I believe I am pretty much straight west of you). I've camped in Ginnie Springs several times in November and it definitely fall up there (and that's not the panhandle - it's NW of Gainesville)!!! Downright cold at night , so I am thinking it should be pretty nice up in the panhandle. I think we'll be about 20 minutes from AL.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92744 Oct 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I'm not Tonka techie for sure, but there's got to be giftcards for brands or stores. You know, wrap up a wireless mouse & keyboard (those don't last forever so to have 2 is a good thing) or computer speakers with the giftcard.
Yeah, but the pricing I get through work is awesome and I have to go through IT to get it. I guess I could make a homemade gift card....

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92745 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So D's computer is at least 5 years old and I want to surprise him either for his birthday (10/30) or Christmas with a new one (I can get special pricing through work). But he uses it for work and I don't know if it's something that he'd rather pick out. It just seems anti-climactic to say "I'm buying you a computer! Now go shopping..." Doing the whole thing seems like a better gift, much less hassle.
Thoughts, techie people? I already know what Tonka's going to say.
;)
i've done stuff like that for hubby. i'll either cut out pictures (a ton of them for effect) from the sunday ads and cram them in a card. or i'll "drag" him to the apple store (we're that type of geek in our house), and get him going on whatever toy he's looking at, then tell him happy birthday (or whatever occasion) and tell him i'm buying.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#92746 Oct 16, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92747 Oct 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So D's computer is at least 5 years old and I want to surprise him either for his birthday (10/30) or Christmas with a new one (I can get special pricing through work). But he uses it for work and I don't know if it's something that he'd rather pick out. It just seems anti-climactic to say "I'm buying you a computer! Now go shopping..." Doing the whole thing seems like a better gift, much less hassle.
Thoughts, techie people? I already know what Tonka's going to say.
;)
You two have been dating for, what, 6 months or so? A computer will run a couple hundred dollars. Has he been having computer problems?

This my approach - what about telling him that you company has a deal and you'd be happy to let him in on it if he interested and when he has chosen, you could add some of the goodies that go with that model. A bigger monitor perhaps or an external hard drive for back up and some really nice speakers, etc.

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