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Old 12-25-2016, 07:58 PM   #14591
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Just got home from Church. Good thing I went to church. I'm still steaming a bit about this one. Was coming home and happened upon a slower moving car, out of state on our back roads, I'd go slower too. Some one came flying up from behind, and followed me so close that I couldn't see his headlights through my rear view mirror, and I drive a corolla which is about as low to the ground as you can get. Turned onto the access road to our lake community, as with the last two turns, he didn't use his turn signals but was able to stay very close to my back bumper. On the way to the gates (we have an electronic gate) I brake checked him, which obviously pissed him off more. Once inside the lake he followed us, the car in front pulled off and I eventually pulled off to let him pass, but he pulled in behind me. So I proceeded to the next intersection, pulled over again, and he followed right behind me. I exited the car and went to see what his issues were. It was the brake check. I informed him of his close following which he denied. At that point his young soft peachy face appeared to have a bullseye on it, but I held back. 1) my youngest son was in the car and 2) I just witnessed a wonderful service about what tomorrow is really about in the religion I follow. I turned around and ignored his rantings and derogatory language, got back into the car, and drove the rest of the way home. He eventually peeled off and went another way.



In the driveway my son asked me why I didn't punch him and just walked away. I said "Son, sometimes it just isn't worth the satisfaction to prove to someone you are right. I knew I was right and that is all that mattered, plus I didn't want to ruin our Christmas by being in the police station all night. And I think I was about 100 lbs bigger than he was, and that's not a fair fight, he might have gotten hurt".



Of course, if you know me, I'd never hurt a fly. Only way I'd hurt someone is sitting on them (I'm about 230 lbs). He was actively talking so I think he was a bit more scared than I was, I was more worried about a concealed weapon, which is the best reason not to get out of the car. Just didn't want to drive home so he'd know my address or have to drive around the lake until he became disinterested since a-holes can be really stubborn, like me.



Off to another service, I think I need it...

The older I get, the less I understand the impatience of others. I drive several thousand miles each month and see much of what you experienced. If they would do the math and see what little time they actually save, they would be more patient. Craig, you were the better man and did the right thing. Your son will always remember that. I raise my glass to you my WMT friend.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:10 PM   #14592
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Listening to U2 Achtung Baby and realizing I really need to invest in a new pair of headphones.

Oh, enjoying the dregs of a Diablo Rojo, very nice at 19+ months.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:43 PM   #14593
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Listening to U2 Achtung Baby and realizing I really need to invest in a new pair of headphones.

Oh, enjoying the dregs of a Diablo Rojo, very nice at 19+ months.
Must be a throwback night. Momma is out, kids are in bed, and I'm watching 'Singles'. Such a great movie. It's release was well timed for me, coming out when I was in my early 20's, out of college and trying to live (and date) in the real world. And a fantastic soundtrack, reflective of the 'grunge' times, but classics as well. Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, REM, Jane's Addiction, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Westerberg, Smashing Pumpkins, Sly and the Family Stone and more. A hilarious look at dating in the early/mid 90's. And probably especially so if you lived in Seattle. Had huge crushes on Bridget Fonda and Kyra Sedgwick as a result of this movie.
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And probably especially so if you lived in Seattle.
So the question begs, did you live in Seattle at some point?? I would have loved to, but they'd never get me out of the fish market...

On a side note, I went upstairs to use the facilities, and my wife was already in bed. When I queried her as to why she didn't say goodnight, she said I seemed to be bouncing around and enjoying the music so much when she came down to say goodnight that she was afraid of scaring me (and me having a cardiac malfunction). So I've said goodnight and I just queued up ELO Out of the Blue. Nice long 72 minute album/CD - whatever those are...
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So the question begs, did you live in Seattle at some point?? I would have loved to, but they'd never get me out of the fish market...
No, but I was very much into that music scene. I went from hair metal-head to grunge hound. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc. Somewhere in between, I became a big fan of the Replacements/Paul Westerberg, who's sound is throughout the movie. Still love the grunge and Westerberg sound these days. The hair metal love has died a bit, but definitely shows it's face every so often. (go back and look at my pic from this past Halloween)
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Sitting in the deer stand with my little buddy. Weather was warm yesterday afternoon, but we managed to harvest an old buck, his first one for the wall. I wanted him to wait for a better deer, but he was having none of that, perfect shot and a quick exit for the old boy. 210 pound 8 point, heavy rack, the rut is on here in north Mississippi, just waiting for a front to turn these 60's to 30's.
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John, well done for you and your little buddy, The Deer Hunter. And on that note I can say honestly that today I'm flying to Vietnam.

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Spent the day playing tourist in Santa fe yesterday with our daughter in SIL who live in Burbank. Went to see "La La Land" and have to say it was excellent. If you want to forget about everything that has gone wrong in 2016 for 2 hours and 5 minutes you can't go wrong with this. Wonderful (old Hollywood feel musical) flick!

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Doing a work from home day today, so I'm starting another 12 gallons of pee, bench testing the Brianna and Stueben, and readying the winery to bottle another 13 cases of Diamond.....
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Playing in the 23 inches of snow form last night. Driveway plowed and paths done!!

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