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^^Literally every time I see that wing discussion, I wonder if they're even good wings?  Or are they 'drunk at 2pm on a Sunday, making poor decisions, and really hungry, let's buy 200'-wings.

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So mini MS1 got a bass guitar for his birthday (December) and has been taking lessons at School of Rock since early January.  After only a few months, he's pretty legit.  At his age and level, they're learning somewhat simplified versions of popular rock songs (Highway to Hell, Seven Nation Army, Zombie, etc...), but not much music theory, unfortunately, or how to "read" notes (note lettering shown on the tabs).  After being aggravating for a while, the wifey-wife got the owner to modify his course a little bit to include that info so these kids can be more well-rounded musicians. 

Anywho, after going to their first "concert" last month and hearing how good the music was (well, MS1 and the drummer), I wanted to try it.  I always wanted to play banjo (love that sweet sweet bluegrass), but my fat fingers didn't hit the strings very well so my fretting was poor.  Now the bass only has four strings, they're BIG, and spaced far enough apart for my sausage fingers... AND MS1 is learning music I was obsessed with back in the day.  So now I'm picking it up, practicing his music, and getting into learning the non-simplified / real versions of his songs plus others he won't be learning.  This sh*t is f-u-n, FUN.  And I can now play a six song set (bass only) - Zombie, Feel Good inc., Highway to Hell, Folsom Prison Blues, Island in the Sun, and Say it Ain't So.  The best part is the wifey-wife also likes this music, so when I'm playing and you can hear it through the whole house, she... doesn't... complain...  Evidently, SOR has adult performance classes, too.  Don't think I have time for that, but sh*t that'd be awesome.

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So the local college radio station (KLSU) I listen to at work in the background just played Brass Monkey.  Love it.  That is all.

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21 minutes ago, Master slacker said:

So the local college radio station (KLSU) I listen to at work in the background just played Brass Monkey.  Love it.  That is all.

That funky monkey?

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Ok, now I'm totally digging this program they have going on.  Currently playing MGMT's Electric Feel.  IT nannies have their website blocked so I can't see the program name or hours or playlist.  Dang.

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I hate that feeling when everyone else is going out for spring break and you are left to do all the bull shit work...

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On a home theater receiver, can you mix and match 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers?  Ex: 8 ohm L/R and 6 ohm Center?  Will the receiver auto-compensate the volume for each so one doesn't out pace the other when volume is either increased or decreased?   

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Receiver likely won't auto-compensate, but most have level adjustments so you can manually adjust the volume on each channel.  Works better if you have a db meter, but you can do it by ear as well.

 

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25 minutes ago, Master slacker said:

On a home theater receiver, can you mix and match 8 ohm and 6 ohm speakers?  Ex: 8 ohm L/R and 6 ohm Center?  Will the receiver auto-compensate the volume for each so one doesn't out pace the other when volume is either increased or decreased?   

You will have to calibrate it once. Also depends on the receiver. If you have, for example, a YPAO equipped yamaha receiver (or similar form other brands), it can do it for you. 

 

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Be sure, when singing the song "Bette Davis Eyes," to replace it with "She's got Steve Buscemi eyes," and enjoy the mental image of replacing everyone around you's eyes with Steve Buscemi's eyes. 

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2 minutes ago, csb said:

Be sure, when singing the song "Bette Davis Eyes," to replace it with "She's got Steve Buscemi eyes," and enjoy the mental image of replacing everyone around you's eyes with Steve Buscemi's eyes. 

Mrs. Supe has been singing "These Beans" to the tune of "These Dreams" by Heart.

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I hate apartment hunting in an area where a converted 2-car garage is being fought over at $1500/month.  T_T

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22 minutes ago, JayKay0914 said:

I hate apartment hunting in an area where a converted 2-car garage is being fought over at $1500/month.  T_T

That's the mortgage on my house! 

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Counterpoint - you should move.

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1 hour ago, JayKay0914 said:

I hate apartment hunting in an area where a converted 2-car garage is being fought over at $1500/month.  T_T

 

I'll convert my garage to an apartment and only charge you half that!

 

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1 hour ago, JayKay0914 said:

I hate apartment hunting in an area where a converted 2-car garage is being fought over at $1500/month.  T_T

 

1 hour ago, csb said:

That's the mortgage on my house! 

That's more than the mortgage on my house.  

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1 hour ago, Supe said:

Counterpoint - you should move.

Not going to lie, seriously contemplating it.  Love my company, stuff isn't panning out as they promised, so I might jump ship even though it's only been a year.  See if I can find a different state where apartments are a kinda normal price?

@mudpuppy @csb If I could find a habitable apartment for like, $1300, I'd be fine.  But unfortunately Long Island is made for suburbs and the apartment complexes are around $1800+ for a studio.  And they keep mysteriously catching on fire the past couple of months...

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5 minutes ago, JayKay0914 said:

Not going to lie, seriously contemplating it.  Love my company, stuff isn't panning out as they promised, so I might jump ship even though it's only been a year.  See if I can find a different state where apartments are a kinda normal price?

@mudpuppy @csb If I could find a habitable apartment for like, $1300, I'd be fine.  But unfortunately Long Island is made for suburbs and the apartment complexes are around $1800+ for a studio.  And they keep mysteriously catching on fire the past couple of months...

Italian Lightning? 

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5 minutes ago, Master slacker said:

 

That's more than the mortgage on my house.  

My heart can't take this.  High rent/inability to save for a down-payment of around $100k is really putting me in the dumps today.  😓

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no roommates to share the financial burden?  I can understand it being disheartening.  I hear crime can be lucrative.  Might be time for some side gigs.

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No roommates.  A ton of my friends are either married/struggling with their own housing issues or have left NYC/LI area for greener and cheaper pastures, and I don't feel comfortable getting a roommate that I don't know personally (craigslist roommates seem like...a bad idea).  I was contemplating moving back with my parents, because then I'd have a crazy influx of income, but them my commute would be an hour+ each way without traffic (and summer is coming on LI, where a 20-min commute turns into an hour).

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1 hour ago, Master slacker said:

That's more than the mortgage on my house.  

ditto -well at least for a condo

1 hour ago, JayKay0914 said:

@mudpuppy See if I can find a different state where apartments are a kinda normal price?@csb

So you're going to leave the Northeast? Y'know that the bagels suck the further you get from NYC and Philly right?

1 hour ago, JayKay0914 said:

@mudpuppy@csb  And they keep mysteriously catching on fire the past couple of months...

That's what happens when they don't pay for protection.

1 hour ago, JayKay0914 said:

My heart can't take this.  High rent/inability to save for a down-payment of around $100k is really putting me in the dumps today.  😓

Have you looked into FHA?

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8 minutes ago, RBHeadge PE said:

 

Not sure if I want to leave the Northeast, just move outside of NYC/Long Island?  I'd be up for moving to another state or even moving upstate NY near the Finger Lakes area.  It's just really hard to plan/pay for student loans and be juggling a monthly rent payment that's more than most people's rent.  As for FHA...I am looking into it and am going to an info session, but I think I'd need at least 10-15k for the 3.5%, which would mean at least another year or two of apartment living to try and save on LI, and that would probably get me into one of the zombie houses around here that the bank refuse to let go into foreclosure.

As for the bagel situation...I have mailed bagels to family and friends multiple times in the past.  It might be my time to cash in and get some bagels sent to me.

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1 hour ago, RBHeadge PE said:

So you're going to leave the Northeast? Y'know that the bagels suck the further you get from NYC and Philly right?

This. I miss east coast bagels so much.

@JayKay0914 wanna send me some? Or @vee043324?

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$1500?  That's good enough for 2 weeks of rent here...

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