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  1. Completely agree about beach volleyball, I think they should play naked! Katie Ledecky, Caleb Dressell, the Gold Medal Aussie freestyle BMX guy. I'm an old guy, but I really like the new events... surfing, skateboarding, Golf, BMX.
  2. Haha, that sums it up pretty good. Asbury Park was an absolute masterpiece, and I like Born to Run but everything after that, meh… Coming of age in So Cal in the late 60s and early 70s I went to a lot of amazing concerts… Stones, Zep, Pink Floyd, Who, Moody Blues, Neil Young, Chicago, Queen, Eagles, just to name a few. Lots of single acts like Tom Waits, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard and Dan Hicks in the smaller clubs like the Troubador, Roxy and Palomino. Saw the Allman Bros in an old movie theater in Long Beach. Elton John at the Greek from the 4th row when the place was half full. Saw Bowie at the Hollywood Pallidium in the early 70's when he was doing the Ziggy Stardust tour. Mind blown! Kinks at the Palladium was beyond epic. Several dozen Dead shows from San Diego to Seattle. A long list from a mis-spent youth :-) Really wish I could have seen the Doors and Jimi Hendrix.
  3. Where you live and what kind of riding you're planning to do should determine what kind of SXS you buy. Polaris, Can Am make several different models with different sizes and options, the Yamahas are pretty much full race mode, and although I've never been in the new Honda Talon, they look pretty nice and everybody likes the Honda reliability. Not sure if they make a 4 seater tho. Whatever you get, suspension is the most important thing imho, besides horsepower of course!! SXS forums are easily found, and much like here, they are full of great people with good advice. My current ride is a Polaris XP 1000, with some suspension & tuning mods so I can bump over and climb just about anything. Not really family friendly, but it hauls ass. :-) We ride a mix of terrains from the mountains in the Pacific NW to the deserts and sand dunes of Arizona and Utah.
  4. I used to spend winters on an island off the coast of Honduras. I'd bring smokes from home where they were kept at 64-64 and they were bitter and fireproof until they had a chance to get acclimated to the intense humidity. I just opened the box lid and left the sticks out on a shelf. After 10-14 days they acclimated to the ambient conditions and smoked great.
  5. Of course that is a a possibility, but as far as I know that scenario has not yet happened in the entire US, and 97% of our land mass is classified as 'rural'. What is a fact is that many, if not most of our regional medical facilities are on the verge of insolvency due to a lack of services allowed, there is no elective surgery, no routine appointments, no regular treatments available to people with chronic conditions. In short, most hospitals are empty of patients and many staff members are laid off. We've ruined our economy and created untold hardships for a series of "what if" events, most of which have not come to pass. But of course, hindsight is always 20-20.
  6. Un-officially the governor of our state is an idiot. I'm a little south of you near Moses - Royal, and life here is very much as you have described... many small business have reopened, some in defiance of the orders, some a little more under the radar, but everybody has to eat and pay the bills so no one is too concerned about the overbearing rules coming from the capitol. Our Gov has adopted very strict lockdown rules, which in fairness are probably appropriate for the densely populated urban areas, but those urban areas are only a small fraction of the state and out here in the sticks things are much different. Just as the Feds have insisted it is up to the states to set guidelines, those same states should allow the counties and local municipalities to set rules appropriate for their residents.
  7. I am an old woman, named after my mother, my old man is another child that's grown old. If dreams were thunder, lightning was desire, this old house would have burnt down a long time ago. When I was a young girl, I had me a cowboy, he weren't much to look at just a free ramblin' man. But that was a long time, and no matter how I try, the years just flow by like a broken down dam. Make me an Angel that flies from Montgomery, make me a poster from an old rodeo. Just give me one thing that I can hold on to, to believe in this livin' is just a hard way to go.
  8. People are going to go to LV regardless,. even of the black plague was in full swing, but still the number of visitors will be way down. My BIL took a month leave of absence from his job at the airport just to see how it all shakes out. I feel sorry for the rank and file, this is going to be a huge hit to the tourist industry and will kill a lot of jobs.
  9. I've been here since Thursday and things are pretty much normal as far as I can tell. Thursday night was really quiet, Miramotos in the MGM was empty, and you don't often see 4 Sushi Chefs standing still with their arms folded across their chests! Friday was busier, Downtown was packed yesterday like usual and last night looked like a normal Sat night... we went to see Chicago at the Venetian and the auditorium was full. Gaming tables were full, restaurants and bars not so much. Haven't seen a single mask.
  10. https://store.ricksteves.com/shop/p/classic-backpack Had mine for more than 25 years, dozens of trips and it's still flawless. I can pack for two weeks with compartments for all your electronics & toiletries.
  11. With all due respect I would argue the exact opposite is true. From my experience, cigars need to be acclimated to the ambient conditions in which they are smoked. I spend time on an island in Central America where the humidity is off the charts. The only way I can get my sticks to smoke well is to leave them out on the shelf, and after a week or 10 days they will acclimate to the 85%+ humidity and smoke just fine. Ever seen a humidor in Cuba or Nicaragua or Honduras? Tobacco is for the most part aged, stored and smoked without any artificial means to control humidity. I guess if you are travelling from the mild climate of Nor Cal (74% yearly average RH in San Francisco) to a humid place for a vacation there won't be much time to acclimate your cigars, but I don't think more dry boxing beforehand is the answer.
  12. I have the exact same problem, I'm gone from home for several months of the really cold weather. I move my wineador and coolidors into the laundry (smallest) room of my house and use an oil filled radiator to keep just that room warm. It's really cheap, I figure it cost me less than a dollar a day to keep that one room around 55-60 degrees. Done it for several years now with no ill effects to my stash. Any big box home store will have them as well as Amazon. If you do get one, make sure it is not digital so it will come back to life if your power goes out. https://closeupcheck.com/tools-home-improvement/oil-filled-radiator-heater/
  13. Hard to argue with DSOTM, but so much incredible music from the mid 60 to mid 70s picking the "greatest" of all time is just impossible to answer. So many great picks so far.... Allman Bros Filmore East, Stones Let it Bleed or Beggars Banquet, Waiting for Columbus, Zepplin IV... who can say? A couple more I would include are Hendrix's Electric Ladyland, The Dead's Europe 72 and the Who's Tommy. For you Bruce fans, I would argue his first album, Live from Asbury Park is the winner.
  14. I'm not the least bit impressed that you know Alec Baldwin. I will admit to being a bit jealous about the '00 CoRo, but that pic of your tanned feet with flip flop marks impressed me immensely. Well done Sir!

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