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Post by cel4145 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:09 pm

Seems we could use a random thoughts thread. The thoughts don't have to be watch related, although my first one is.
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Re: Random Thoughts

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Post by cel4145 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:11 pm

I frequently look at my box of watch straps. I think where did all those straps come from? Why do I have so many straps? Do I need to get rid of some? Feels like I have too many.

Then I order a new watch that I know needs a different strap. Get the watch, and 5 minutes later after rooting around in the watch strap box, the new watch is perfect with its new strap! That is why I have all of those watch straps. :D
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Post by larand » Mon May 13, 2019 4:34 pm

Speaking of watch straps, I almost always change the strap on every watch I buy. Right now, I'm trying to get used to the bracelet on my Orient Mako II, even though I know I'll replace it, because I like the way it looks on the bracelet. I do not like the way it feels, however. I'm just not a bracelet guy. I just know I'm going to end up putting it on one of Erika's MN straps.
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Post by yinzburgher » Fri May 17, 2019 3:54 pm

Some random thoughts: The author Herman Wouk just died. He was 103 years old. With my family history, I have about a 0% chance of ever getting that old.....but that's fine. When he was quite a bit younger, he spent some time in the Caribbean working at a hotel. He later wrote "Don't Stop The Carnival", a novel very loosely based on that experience. A number of years back I spent a year living and working in the islands (life was good but those are thoughts for another time). While I was down there my dad sent me a copy of the book. I don't read much anymore but at that time I still did occasionally. Anyway it is the only Herman Wouk book I ever read but I really enjoyed it. It was humorous and despite the roughly 50 year span between his experience and mine, I could relate to much of it. So thanks for that Herman and RIP.
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Fri May 17, 2019 5:29 pm

Also just died:

I. M. Pei, the great architect.

102 years old.
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Post by cel4145 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:01 pm

An individual also just died who is arguably more well known than Wouk and Pei put together. Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, passed away at the age of 7 years due to UTI complications: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... l-is-dead/

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Post by Dub Rubb » Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 am

cel4145 wrote:An individual also just died who is arguably more well known than Wouk and Pei put together. Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, passed away at the age of 7 years due to UTI complications: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... l-is-dead/

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Post by ManOnTime » Sat May 18, 2019 8:13 am

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Post by cel4145 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 am

Dub Rubb wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 am
cel4145 wrote:An individual also just died who is arguably more well known than Wouk and Pei put together. Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, passed away at the age of 7 years due to UTI complications: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... l-is-dead/

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I know what you mean. And seven years is so young for a cat. It's tragic. :(
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Post by cel4145 » Sat May 18, 2019 1:38 pm

I appreciate that the MoT WRUW thread generally consists of affordables, often within the < $500 range. Nothing against more expensive watches, but it's nice to frequently see watches that fit my watch buying budget range. And it's nice not to be tempted by the more expensive watches.
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Post by Robotaz » Sat May 18, 2019 2:18 pm

I wish more brewers would explore low ABV beers. The head of Evil Twin did one called Bikini Beer at 2.75%. It was a good beer, too. To me, it’s a sign of maturation of skill when the brewer tries to make a great beer that doesn’t intoxicate. Most cannot pull it off, so they turn their noses up when I ask them about it. Anyone can make a good boozy beer with enough trial and error.
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Post by yinzburgher » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 pm

Croutons are way overrated.
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:51 pm

yinzburgher wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Croutons are way overrated.
Though a Caesar garlic dressing is good.
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Post by cel4145 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 pm

Fireworks are legal here, and my neighborhood currently sounds like a war of small arms fire. :D
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Post by Dub Rubb » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:24 pm

yinzburgher wrote:Croutons are way overrated.
That is generally the only part of a salad I will eat. Side note: salads are overrated.

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