Johnny Rock

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  1. I assume decision making conversations since she was little have happened numerous times over her lifetime. Reiterate that again and praise her for not driving. Talk about personal safety too even if she's not driving. Tell her you trust her and that she's an awesome daughter. "Keep things in moderation." You know you can always call me no matter what time it is or what you've done. I'm here for you. Lots of I love you. Don't overblow this. Have a conversation not a lecture. End.
  2. Now would be a great time to negotiate that Golden Parachute too so if you get cut again you can be set up for life rather than a few months severance.
  3. Under "More buying choices." You can page through them or on the left side there are sort options such as Like New, Very Good, Good, Acceptable, Refurbished. I was originally going to get a Very Good one for about $20 less than Like New, but the Like New is for sure unused. Amazed that the discount is so large for a damaged box. They put the taped up damaged box in a new Amazon box anyway. No-brainer. General Condition Guidelines The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated within specific categories. Note: "Refurbished," "Used – Good," and "Used – Acceptable" can be used only where noted as acceptable within specific categories. New: Just like it sounds. A brand-new, unused, unopened item in its original packaging, with all original packaging materials included. Original protective wrapping, if any, is intact. Original manufacturer's warranty, if any, still applies, with warranty details included in the listing comments. Refurbished: Used only if noted within specific categories. A refurbished product has been professionally restored to working order. Typically this means that the product has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications. The item may or may not be in its original packaging. The manufacturer's or refurbisher's warranty must apply and should be included in the listing comments. Refurbished items are sometimes referred to as "remanufactured." Used - Like New: An apparently untouched item in perfect condition. Original protective wrapping may be missing, but the original packaging is intact and pristine. There are absolutely no signs of wear on the item or its packaging. Instructions are included. Item is suitable for presenting as a gift. Used - Very Good: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly. Used - Good: Used only if noted within specific categories. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use. Used - Acceptable: Used only if noted within specific categories. The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use.
  4. Thanks. Canadian side of Lake of the Woods, near Morson, Ontario. Weather was darn near perfect in the 70's and low 80's some with virtually no rain on a 5 day trip. No bugs either. Glorious.
  5. Tell them you want a 20% raise and two extra weeks of vacation. What are they gonna do, say no?
  6. Just backed it. I didn't originally notice that it was a different design.
  7. I wasn't taken by the gray one.
  8. Our yellow Dyson was 18 years old and needed replacement. Loved it. The newest Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy is insanely expensive at $600 but I like that the "Cinetic" requires no filters and never loses suction. Wife wanted the Animal . Bought it "Like New" on Amazon with free shipping for $359. Box was damaged (who cares?) but saved boatloads. No kidding. She vacuumed a "reasonably clean to the naked eye" area rug and it filled the canister. This baby is beastly.
  9. Like many of you I have a bunch of his stuff. I'd like to have a gold one but I already have a copper metallic and a red. Trifecta?
  10. First Lake of the Woods, Ontario fishing trip this year in the books a few weeks ago. Lots of nice walleyes which is what we fish for exclusively on this trip. Nothing much for size. My trip largest was 22 1/2". Lots of others had 24"-25 1/2". We had our usual two fish fry's plus we each brought home a limit of walleyes plus a bunch of Perch. Happy to catch my personal best Northern Pike at 38 1/2" on a jig with no leader. Also caught a 36" Pike on the same jig. Also caught my personal best Crappie at 15 1/2". It was a monster and they're so fun. The pics just never do it justice. One of the pics is the crappie in the bottom of a 5-gal bucket with the tail going up the side, for size reference. Two more Canada fishing trips to come. Next up is trophy Lake Trout, Pike and Walleyes. Can't wait.
  11. Say hi to Faith for me. Love her. Have fun!
  12. If all the teams were equal that might be closer to true. But that aside, it's not just the unprotected players they choose. It's the multitude of extra draft picks due to leverage, among other things. I'm not saying they deserve to win 10 games for each of the first five years. I would just like them to have to pay their dues a bit. I think the rules were too generous with only one team coming in. It's not that big of a deal. All teams are under the same rules and it is what it is. The owners are also well-compensated for the disruption via the franchise fee.
  13. I've cut down on soda at lunch since starting this thread, but I haven't eliminated it totally from my diet. Often get water with lunch now and save a couple bucks. But the fountain Game Fuel (Citrus Cherry) at Arby's is so good.
  14. Also from that article: "That is, of course, barring a few free agent signings and maybe a trade or two. And they’d have to be pretty good free agents and judicious trades to get a team with a few good thirds lines and second pairs over the hump." Now maybe my post was a bit over the top for year one, but what I was getting at is how the Knights are getting set up off the bat. Who cares about the $500MM besides ownership? There's word that Vegas has four deals in place already, using their leverage to get picks. When you add in FA, their own #1 pick at 1.06 and the necessary money they need to spend to reach the cap floor, I think they'll be okay. And the bigger thing is the assets they are acquiring to make player trades, to trade up and down and control their own destiny in the next few drafts.
  15. I only saw the last 8 min of the Lakers/Celtics 30for30. But as a fan in the midwest, I was all Lakers because of Magic, Kareem, Worthy, Nixon, Silk, Cooper, etc., not because they were black or white, but because of their style of play and team personality. It seems to me the 30for30 overplayed the white vs black as revisisionist history. I'm sure there was some of that with Boston and racists, but I never considered basing my loyalty on race and nobody I knew did either. It was epic to see because of the awesome players, style contrast and drama. But it wasn't something like MLK or Jackie Robinson like the show made it out to be.