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January 07, 2009

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Angelo

To me, your nice watch not being noticed is far more bothersome than this. Let the gabby neighbors have their fun. You have more important things to do, such as uploading radio leads for us and unsticking garbage disposer clots. Two quick points: Should we refer to the appliance as garbage disposer or garbage disposal? I always used to say disposal, but someone told me that would describe the act of disposing or the area of disposal. They said "disposer" would be a noun for the appliance that performs the task. More importantly, point/question #2: Is there a name for a phobia of garbage disposals/disposers? In particular, when I put my hand in to fish out the coin my kid dropped in the sink, or the big pit that won't grind, I know the unit is off, and I'm staring at the swtich on the wall, often with no one else even in the room. Yet I have this fear that it will suddenly turn on and eat my fingers off---like a power surge or some other freak occurence causing the disposal to come to life. It's scaring me to even think about it.

Jesse Menn

One of my neighbors is a bartender at my bar (it's across the street or so from my apartment). Her boyfriend, whom she lives with, is a regular pool shooter there. One night I ended up going over there, feeling it'd be rude to politely decline their invitation, was subjected to 3 hours of racist jokes and cowboys showing off pool tricks. I would have preferred washing my dishes.

Ed

I propose ne-naming this site "Hercu-Lawn"... We all have an open invitation to drop by whenver we feel like it. Dress is optional, but milling about and mainly talking about manly radios is encouraged.

herculodge

Whenever I talk about radios to my wife, she gives me a big Hercu-Yawn.

Angelo

On the topic of watches, SOME guys in their late 20's and into their 30s still like the bling factor of a power watch. I work with these guys----the Account Excecutives love wearing the oversized bezel watches even though they also carry laptops, Blackberrys, etc. It's fashion as much as function when they put money on their wrist. Me? I don't wear my watches as often anymore. My most expensive watch was a gift from my wife, a Movado Museum watch that is smaller than the current trend, almost dainty by comparison, but I like it for business dress-up days. I need to get a new battery for it though. I have some other watches as well, most of them in the $30.00-100.00 range. My wife has a Rolex that was a gift from her Dad. I just paid more for getting that watch serviced for her than the combined value of my watches. I think they put on a new crystal, crown and did some adjustments. It had to be an authorized Rolex dealer, so it's like getting an expensive car serviced.

Ed

In the 80's I got some nice Rolex knockoffs in Taiwan for $10. They work fine.

ed

When neighbors congregate in front of my house, I do my best Clint Eastwood impression: "GET-OFF-MY-LAWN!!"

herculodge

I've got great neighbors. I'm just anti-social except for two days a year I'll spill my guts out.

Michael Brent

Speaking of Dirty Harry, has anybody seen "Gran Torino" yet?

herculodge

I heard about it, but I rarely go the the movies, about two in the last 2 years.

Angelo

Yeah, I had a fake Rolex that I bought in Georgetown for $15.00. From a distance, it was convincing. Sad thing is that a wage slave like me could sink thousands into a genuine Rolex and people will think it's a fake. Meanwhile, if an oil executive, sports star or celebrity wore a fake knock-off, people would assume it's real.

gerald

go out and water your lawn in the nude. its quite the ice breaker.

herculodge

Now that would be a scandal in my Brady Bunch neighborhood.

stetsi

"go out and water your lawn in the nude..."
...with your RF-888 slung over your right shoulder (on full volume, with antenna fully extended), and a red rose wedged in your left ear. Manly watches optional, best worn around the ankles.

herculodge

The Beast roils beneath the placid suburban facade.

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