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    Looks like Neworleans is gonna get slammed again

    As a native of New Orleans and current resident in another nearby area which is being affected by the storm as I type, let me say thank you to all my fellow Americans for the $10 Billion tax dollars (and counting)in improvements for hurricane protection since Katrina. We do appreciate it...
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Frank Sinatra's "That's Life" and Irene Day's "Accentuate the Positive."
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    Doc Watson dies

    Earl Scruggs, Levon Helm, now Doc Watson. Tough year for personal musical heroes. "How I miss the Mississippi and you."
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    Prevacid anyone?

    Same here. RX generic available, OTC name brand no. Hmmm...
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    RIP Levon Helm of the Band

    "Why must the best things always disappear?" RIP, Sir.
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    heads up: vit D boosts testosteron levels

    Zinc gluconate. 50 mg every am. More is not better! Thank me later.
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    do you think you live in a crazy state?

    Louisiana. Challenge accepted.
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    Burying the needle

    My '80 gas Rabbit topped out on I-55 heading for the hospital with my wife in labor at about 4:30am. The shorter the interval between contractions the more I pressed on the gas pedal. All three of us survived the ride, delivery, and the next 30+ years and counting... I loved that car.
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    RIP Earl Scruggs

    Just dug out the posters. Think it was 1994, Martha White's Bluegrass at The Ryman every Tuesday from June till August. Also went in 1996. Monroe was called out for an encore at the end by Skaggs without being on the bill. Chills galore. That and seeing Ry Cooder on Maple Street in New...
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    RIP Earl Scruggs

    Is Lester Flatt still with us? One of my all time favorite moments was seeing Bill Monroe at The Ryman Auditorium with Ricky Skaggs and The Fairfield Four just before Monroe quit performing. Ah, the early days...
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    A hero passed...

    Featured character on Band of Brothers book by Dr. Stephen Ambrose and HBO miniseries of the same name. Thank you, and all other vets, for your service to our country.
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    What are your biggest pet peeves?

    Noise. Of any kind. The quieter the better. People (myself) included.
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    My new Obsession

    Don't forget Ludwig's Sixth Symphony, "The Pastoral." Overlooked and under appreciated IMO.
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    Rolling Stone : 100 Greatest Guitarists of All ...

    Ry Cooder at least made the top one third. Barely. Bogus, deserved much better. Where is Owen "Big Daddy O" Tufts? Guess you had to be there.
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    Katrina/First BITOG posts 6th anniversary

    Six years out things are much better but not the same. The memories detailed in my first post here ring even more true today after subsequent close calls with other near tropical cyclone misses. All trees within reach of the house or power lines are gone pecans. By design. Same generator...
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    B-12 for anxiety

    Get a blood level before supplementation. If B-12 level is low, then added amounts are indicated. If levels are within range, not so much. As aging progresses, B-12 is not absorbed as readily into the gut leading to deficiencies. This is why supplementation is usually administered via...
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    B-17 crash this morning

    Yossarian, "Whooo... that's some catch, that Catch 22." Doctor 'Doc' Daneeka, "It's the best there is."
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Muffled white noise from a small fan.
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    What temperature do you have your A/C set on?

    $240.00 per month year round. Averaged usage plan. 100+ year old relatively poorly insulated family farm house. High ceilings, etc. Dallas can be brutal.
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    What temperature do you have your A/C set on?

    62. Central unit (Trane) never stops. Cause it's hard to stop one. <img src="/forums/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="wink" title="wink" height="15" width="15" /> From May till October. Keep the filter changed and unit serviced, it's all good. Sound familiar automotive types? Life is too short. 78...