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roadwreck last won the day on March 17 2015

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  1. Total Eclipse of the ?? (Heart) .. no the sun

    These are a friend's photos of the totality. That's really what it looks like, no filters or camera tricks. The difference between 98% and 100% is indescribable. Believe me, I was a skeptic and this morning when I saw all the traffic I kind of thought since we'd get 98% here at home that it probably wouldn't be worth it to see 100%. I was so wrong. It's incredible to look up at the "sun" and look directly at it (without glasses) and to see the corona around the moon is mesmerizing. It looks like the moon is on fire. It's just crazy to see. And to see stars in the middle of the day. It's really crazy.
  2. Total Eclipse of the ?? (Heart) .. no the sun

    Yea, sticking to the interstate the whole way up would have been miserable. Fortunately we were off on country roads and were moving. Driving through cow pastures and small towns is at least interesting even if it's the long way to go. We stopped just south of the GA/SC border, so we were on the southern side of the totality, and once it was over hopped quickly back on the road heading south to get ahead of the rest of the folks who were north of us and heading back to town. Only took us an hour to get back home.
  3. Total Eclipse of the ?? (Heart) .. no the sun

    I took the day off and drove up to the Georgia-South Carolina border (normally only an hour north of Atlanta) to see the totality. It took us closer to 2 hours to get there. Waze took us the scenic route taking backroads so the drive wasn't terrible. Taking the day off and driving 3 hours (2 up and 1 back down) was totally worth it. Totality is really cool. The lead up to the eclipse is cool, but it's nothing compared to being able to look directly at the sun (with no glasses) during the full eclipse and seeing the corona around the moon. Crazy. In some respects I sort of wish I'd taken my DSLR so I could have tried to take some pictures, but I'm also glad I wasn't messing with my camera during the full eclipse because it only lasted a minute and it was really cool to watch. It's an experience I'm glad I took the time to enjoy and would totally do it again given the opportunity.
  4. funny pic thread

  5. Taylor Swift

    ...says the person with the dancing Hermione Granger avatar.
  6. Taylor Swift

  7. I-85 fire: Section of Atlanta highway collapses

    And now a different Atlanta interstate has exploded. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/us/atlanta-i-20-road-damage-trnd/index.html
  8. I-85 fire: Section of Atlanta highway collapses

    This is the image that is being circulated that is prompting the "rolls of conduit" theory. The conduit wouldn't just spontaneously combust so there had to be something else that sparked the fire. My guess would be urban outdoors-men... GDOT stores a lot of crap under this bridge. I know they park HERO (Highway Emergency Response Vehicles) under another portion of the bridge. When the fire was initially reported I assumed it was those burning. I'm betting there will be a new directive from GDOT soon dictating that nothing should be stored or placed under bridges.
  9. No, it sounds like a Pterodactyl
  10. 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. :\
  11. With my luck the parrot would be some sort of endangered species... ...so the fine would probably be doubled or something
  12. 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.
  13. yes, when you do that all the dogs in the neighborhood will start barking.
  14. 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.