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by idchafee
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

DragonDaddyBear wrote:
Exactly. I hope they paid you OT, taken from the Painter's bill.


Salary FTL
by idchafee
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Not only did they trash everything, they did the painting so that I couldn’t get in to do much replacing until this afternoon. So I said “screw you” took two days off to comp myself for having to work today and tomorroe. Only plus is that they’ve promised to never use these painters again. How did ...
by idchafee
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: The Sterling Affairs
Replies: 1
Views: 62

The Sterling Affairs

I know we discussed the giant pile of human garbage that is Donald Sterling somewhere around here in the past, but I'll be buggered if I can find it. So new thread it is. If you haven't listened to it yet, may I recommend The Sterling Affairs , the most recent ESPN 30 for 30 podcast. I was aware of ...
by idchafee
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Pretty weird definition of "work around it". They worked around it. They just didn't specify that "it" would be moved to the floor, first. Not only did they trash everything, they did the painting so that I couldn’t get in to do much replacing until this afternoon. So I said “sc...
by idchafee
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

So you better move me to unconfirmed. I work in a school district and school starts on Monday. And thanks to some REALLY inept painters, I have a lot of damage to clean up. They cut down speaker cables, they ripped access points out of the wall, they tore down raceway. All after we told them we'd ta...
by idchafee
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

I plan to come, probably no family without a lake :cry:
by idchafee
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football and Keeprers for 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 433

Re: TR Fantasy Football and Keeprers for 2019

sure
by idchafee
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 8487

Re: Almost 20 years

My favorite memory was meeting LicketySplit in person, stayed and his place and went golfing with him multiple times. RIP :( JediNinjaWizard pissed Damage off and got banned one night. He kept advocating the use of add blockers. Damaged changed his signature to irritating rash :lol: https://techrep...
by idchafee
Fri May 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: NFL 2019

JustAnEngineer wrote:
If it doesn't work out, the Dolphins will be still be in the running to "tank for Tua" next year.


I don't think Tua is tank-worthy
by idchafee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

So this afternoon when I picked up daughter #2 from school, she said "who's the guy at the place in Michigan that shoots potatoes into the lake?" I said, "his name is Ned, why?" She replied "I was telling my friends about him and his cannon and now he's their new hero."...
by idchafee
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Should be able to make it this year, assuming I don't get sick again :evil:
by idchafee
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: AAF
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

Re: AAF

Apparently, the brand-new alliance had already run out of cash in its second week. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/hurricanes-owner-dundon-invests-250-million-in-alliance/2019/02/19/f9f2fc76-3453-11e9-8375-e3dcf6b68558_story.html Well, Dundon has a track record of making money off hi...
by idchafee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

So here's a hypothetical. Lets say back in August you called up a "guy" and said

I'd like to bet that a kicker in the NFL will hit *7* uprights this year


What sort of odds do you think you would have gotten?
by idchafee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4566
Views: 189847

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Link

How did we let this occur???
by idchafee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5192

Re: College Football 2018

Well that was unexpected
by idchafee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 10345

Re: TR BBQ XVI - Official Thread

Not the weekend of July 20. I'll be in Cooperstown, NY watching Lee Arthur Smith, Sr getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
by idchafee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4566
Views: 189847

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Does anyone recommend a dash camera? I got this one and its been awful. The first one randomly shut off, quit recording and just sucked. They replaced it for free (yay!) but now it won't turn on again (boo!). So I'm looking for another one. Anyone have an idea?
by idchafee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

UberGerbil wrote:
idchafee wrote:
I hope Houston wins the Super Bowl. It really bothers me that JJ Watt might have the career hes had with no rings

You could say exactly the same thing about Larry Fitzgerald.


Indeed, but Houston is still in it, so I'm rooting for them
by idchafee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

I hope Houston wins the Super Bowl. It really bothers me that JJ Watt might have the career hes had with no rings
by idchafee
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

At least I won't have to listen to Aaron Rodgers' mental gymnastics while he's trying to tell us that the packers still have a chance.
by idchafee
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4566
Views: 189847

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I have the joy of having been tasked with getting three older Haswell/Broadwell laptops ready for use. First thing I did was swap all their 5400rpm mechanical drives for SSDs. We're still on Win7 Pro at work, but I figured they would simply reactivate upon install without issue. No such luck. I can...
by idchafee
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4566
Views: 189847

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

derFunkenstein wrote:
Arcola, IL.


Home of the goofiest summer festival ever

MileageMayVary wrote:
I don't mind my meat not being 100% meat. If its 80% meat, 10% spices, 10% soy proteins, I am fine with that.
If its 50% meat, 5% spices, 45% industrial wood shavings, then I mind a bit.


mmmmmmmmm....industrial wood shavings
by idchafee
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

Results of Week 13 (which has been brutal to my picks) are still coming, but 2018 has claimed another coach just hours after losing to the Cardinals. The Green Bay Packers have (finally?) parted ways with Mike McCarthy. Overdue, IMO. Having Aaron Rodgers has covered up McCarthy's pretty poor coachi...
by idchafee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

I don't like the idea of blaming coaches for losses. I think they get too much credit for wins, too much blame for losses.

That being said, Mike McCarthy's decision to punt with 4 and 2, with 4 minutes left down 3 and you have Aaron Rodgers was a pretty awful decision
by idchafee
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

Packers might as well be eliminated, with the way they've played and their injuries.
by idchafee
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4566
Views: 189847

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Anyone else have to google quinoa?
by idchafee
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20339

Re: NFL 2018

superjawes wrote:
I decided to skip that game because I thought it'd just be a dumpster fire. Seeing the score now makes me regret that a bit...but only a bit :lol:


It was interesting mostly because the Raiders made a first-time starter look so good. And the Raiders looked so bad.
by idchafee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is this plant?
Replies: 6
Views: 628

What is this plant?

My daughter brought this home. It looks like a cactus or succulent of some kind. Whatever it is, its not doing well. I think she's overwatering it, she thinks she's not watering it enough. If I can figure out what it is, I can google how to care for it. But I can't figure out what it is. http://www....
by idchafee
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4566
Views: 189847

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Took my kid on a college visit to Grand Valley State University today. Nice looking campus and a short drive to the location of TRBBQ.
by idchafee
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: TR Fantasy Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5962

Re: TR Fantasy Football 2018

I got one team that's not too bad, and one dumpster fire.
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