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roadwreck last won the day on March 17 2015

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  1. I can't recall ever seeing the parrot, so I don't have a clue what it is. Even if I could see it I probably couldn't identify it. I doubt it shows up in my "Birds of Georgia" book. It's really really loud though. I have seen the large cage they have on their back porch for it. My best hope is that a hawk will swoop down and take it one day while it's being transported to or from the cage. But then I hope for the same thing when my in-laws bring over there stupid little yappy dogs and that hasn't happened yet either. :\
  2. With my luck the parrot would be some sort of endangered species... the fine would probably be doubled or something
  3. This has crossed my mind, but I'd be one of only three suspects in the parrot murder so my odds of getting away with it aren't good.
  4. yes, when you do that all the dogs in the neighborhood will start barking.
  5. Unfortunately 25 acres parcels are prohibitively expensive near me. My 3/4 acre lot is more than 3 times the size of most parcels in our area.
  6. The people with the barking dog behind us also have a parrot. That's worse then the dog. The parrot is only let outside during the summer months, so it's a seasonal nuisance whereas the dog is a year round one. Fortunately the parrot and the dog annoy another neighbor more then they bother me, so I don't end up having to call the doggie/parrot police because I know they will.
  7. I could use something like this too. The neighbors behind us have a dog that barks at everyone constantly. The reviews are mixed.
  8. We don't have a Costco that is convenient to us. My wife used to share a membership with her mom, but we found we almost never went so it wasn't really worth it to us. There was a BJ's nearby but it closed. Not long after that it was converted to a "Costco", but only as a movie set (for a terrible Ben Stiller movie). People were so disappointed when they found out it wasn't going to be a real Costco. It's now an indoor go-cart track.
  9. no offense taken. Just wanted to point out that it's a pretty good car (if you can look past the appearance). Maybe Scion should make that their slogan.
  10. My wife has one of those. It's actually a pretty awesome little car. After owning for 12 years the only thing it's needed replaced (aside from wear & tear items) is a gas cap. And no, she doesn't drink pumkin spice lattes or have a tramp stamp and she can't text and drive in it because it's a manual.
  11. Yeah! Stop trying to steal my shtick!
  12. It's a daily occurrence to see at least one person fiddling with their cell phone and not paying attention to the road during my commute. I think the worst I've seen was the woman who had attached her iPad to her steering wheel (over the airbag) and was watching a movie while driving. Maybe we'll read about her one day in the Darwin awards as it's only a matter of time before she rear ends someone and is impaled by her iPad.
  13. ^^ I know some vehicles allow you to have some flexibility with how "aggressively" the auto cruise control follows the car in front. Allowing the driver to select how closely the car follows would cut down on that I don't know how soon, or whether cars are ever going to be totally autonomous but I am impressed with how quickly a lot of these driver aids are being implemented. Automatic braking, blind spot alerts, auto cruise control, lane departure warnings, etc. are all becoming more and more common on cars today. And given how many people I see texting while driving i am all for more and more automatic safety equipment on cars.
  14. I would argue there are plenty of people who aren't up to that task either.
  15. Most of those are retired running shoes. They are only good for around 300 miles of running at which point I get a new pair. I typically go through 3-4 pairs a year, so when I find a pair on sale I tend to buy multiple pairs at a time (hence the multiples in the same color). This "collection" was amassed over several years of running, and I was really only wearing a few of these at the time of the picture. The oldest ones (at the top left) are my yard shoes now. The newest ones (bottom right) are my current running shoes. In fact at the time of this picture the two newest pairs hadn't logged a single mile. The photo was taken prior to donating most of the shoes in between, just to document how much money I've wasted on running shoes. Then again, I'm sure there are more expensive hobbies.