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retired jerry
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 15th, 2021, 7:02 am

this is what people do when in covid lockup

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Don Nelsen » January 15th, 2021, 7:11 pm

retired jerry wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 7:02 am
this is what people do when in covid lockup
This is what some people do in lockup:

Over 60 jigsaw puzzles, most 1,000 pieces or more, about 100 books, a lot of home improvement projects. The picture only shows what I'm still deciding whether to donate or keep. Most have already gone to Goodwill or friends who like puzzles. And this doesn't begin to address all the old Netflix, Showtime, etc. series I'd not seen (I have no TV or Cable) that I bought on E-bay. An interesting year, indeed!

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 16th, 2021, 6:04 am

Nice!

I've made many trips to Goodwill the last couple years. Smaller house, get rid of junk.

Too much though, I look at it and find something else to do.

You did all those jigsaw puzzles???

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Don Nelsen » January 16th, 2021, 9:46 am

retired jerry wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 6:04 am
Nice!

I've made many trips to Goodwill the last couple years. Smaller house, get rid of junk.

Too much though, I look at it and find something else to do.

You did all those jigsaw puzzles???
Yeah, I hit Goodwill a couple of times a month. Trouble is, I go into the store and often find more junk to take home. Usually books or videos, though, and they end up going back eventually.

Yes, I did all those puzzles, but Kelly helped with many of them. I hadn't done a puzzle in decades and they've gotten much better in quality of construction and variety. Can't hike every day!
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Webfoot » January 16th, 2021, 10:53 am

Don Nelsen wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 7:11 pm
about 100 books
Any that stand out for recommendation?

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 16th, 2021, 12:27 pm

yeah, that's the problem with taking stuff to Goodwill, tendency to get more stuff as replacement :)

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Don Nelsen » January 16th, 2021, 12:50 pm

Webfoot wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 10:53 am
Don Nelsen wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 7:11 pm
about 100 books
Any that stand out for recommendation?
I have eclectic tastes but tend towards adventure novels, Sci-Fi, and history.

This past year, I’ve re-read most of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The movies were great but there is so much more in the books.

Anything by Preston & Child. Especially the Agent Pendergast series. I’ve read them all. I've read all the rest of their books, too, and they are all good adventure novels.

Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne. Excellent history of the Comanche and their greatest leader Quanah Parker.

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. Well written adventure novels.

Anything by Simon Winchester, especially his later books. Interesting and engagingly written history.

Cussler’s Sam & Remi Fargo series.

Jared Diamond: Upheaval is new and especially relevant to today’s world. Also Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel. Older books, but very good.

I could go on but it's too much thread drift as it is.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 16th, 2021, 1:00 pm

I re-read Lord of the Rings recently. First time was 50 years ago.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » January 20th, 2021, 5:22 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 12:50 pm
... too much thread drift ...
I can fix that.
Know what else people did in 2020? Alcohol!
Today, balloon hunting was my drinking game. Find a balloon, drink a beer.
As my beers were approx 12%abv, I'm happy to report I found just two balloons.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Bosterson » January 20th, 2021, 5:32 pm

Chip Down wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 5:22 pm
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I also did a comparison of those two, a couple weeks ago. I think the consensus was the porter was superior. I'm saving the bottle I got of the 2020 bourbon barrel quad, as it generally improves with a little age. :D

The real question is how do you get those up to the ideal drinking temp out in the snow...? :?
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