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  1. Not A Nice Person

    AutoNation shenanigans~

    So here's the thing: I got bored. My Toyota RAV-4, which I've had since 2011, is still running great but showing some age and, let's face it, I've had it quite some time now. So I was looking around online and found this at a local AutoNation dealer: 2015 (last year), low miles, $20K, which...
  2. Not A Nice Person

    Meet Coop~

    My new fur buddy from a rescue north of Dallas I've been supporting for awhile. Quite the thing, he was rescued from the Valley, down around McCallen, shuttled all the way up to Anna .... and then I drive up from the Corpus Christi Bay and bring him almost all the way back to where he started...
  3. Not A Nice Person

    Welp. Guess I'm the oldest now. :-/

    My older sister Dawn was a . . . force of nature. Curious, whipsmart, endlessly creative, and in the tradition of eldest children everywhere, never less than right about absolutely everything. I loved her bunches. Admired her just as much. Fare forth brightly, my beloved & fearless one. May...
  4. Not A Nice Person

    Seven Day Bone Broth Cleanse~

    I'm on Day Three. ? Even with daily cardio & a strict diet, it just wasn't getting done. So I decided more drastic measures were in order if I'm ever going to get my weight down. I'll be doing this one week per month either from now on or until I reach my target. Basically it's two 16 oz...
  5. Not A Nice Person

    Colonoscopy~

    Doctor: *inserting probe* Me: Pull my hair, dammit! Doctor: ? Me: Now we BOTH feel awkward 'm embarrassed . . . . fair is fair, right? Doctor: ? Just kidding. Procedure's on Monday. First time. By then I suspect I'll just be happy to not be shitting waterfalls anymore. ~Boar
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    Glendronach Revival has been, well . . . REVIVED!

    It'll still be nearly impossible to find down here at the literal end of the freeway, but if it shows up in anyone's local .... @ me, brother. @ me! https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/20644/glendronach-revival-15-year-old-returns/ ~Boar
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    Road trip?

    ... or a moment of silence for the fallen? Wonder if some barrels might need . . . . foster homes. o_O https://www.cbsnews.com/news/barton-1792-distillery-collapse-today-latest-updates-2018-07-04/
  8. Not A Nice Person

    Fuente must've opened the book . . . .

    My local B&M, Tobacco World in Corpus Christi, just became an official, authorized Opus X retailer. No idea yet what that's going to translate to at the humidor shelves level, but they've always sold a ton of Fuente, Ashton, Prometheus and San Cristobal product. I do have my hopes up! Yes I...
  9. Not A Nice Person

    I know we don't talk politics here . . .

    . . . and I'm not going to. I just want to say that I hope everyone is actively engaged in our democracy, staying informed from multiple sources on the news, and committed to voting their conscience and better angels at every opportunity, both local and national. That is all. These are...
  10. Not A Nice Person

    Taking my life (and weight) back . . . finally.

    So anyway .... I had most of my thyroid taken out in '00 and went on full replacement Synthroid in '06. I've been gaining weight, gradually but steadily, ever since. Despite dieting. Despite reducing portions, reducing calories, reducing carbs, reducing fats . . . :( Despite hours of Tai...
  11. Not A Nice Person

    I got hacked ....

    My debit card was declined at the grocery store. On payday. :eek: Turns out some asshole somewhere tried to run a $1500 T-Mobile charge on my digits, got blocked by my fraud dept., tried again for $400, got blocked again . . . killed my damn card. Just a leeeetle bit inconvenient on groceries...
  12. Not A Nice Person

    "Full Metal Alchemist" is coming to Netflix!

    Next weekend! Not the anime. A live action MOVIE. You can check out the trailer on their site: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80226916?trackId=13630237&tctx=-1%2C-1%2C One of my favorite animes, and from the trailer, it looks like they've gotten both the look and the storyline down perfectly...
  13. Not A Nice Person

    "Altered Carbon" on Netflix~

    If you've read the Richard K. Morgan novels you already know what this is. If you haven't, there's enough back story, montage and exposition to get you up to speed. It's really, really well done so far. Great effects, sets, action, casting, script. I love the books, so I've been "don't screw...
  14. Not A Nice Person

    When did Serious Cigars become JR?

    I've bought from Serious occasionally for YEARS now, since they're just down the road in Houston and it's another way of keeping my spending at least semi-local. Also they've been great folks with top-notch service. But . . . order before this last one, I think it was, I noticed their website...
  15. Not A Nice Person

    Looking for something to read?

    Came across this today---exhaustive, aspirational, and really well-researched. There's a fiction, non-fiction, and "famous" choice for every state. There's a few I would personally have changed, or added, or left off, but the number of titles on this list I've read and loved makes me think I'd...
  16. Not A Nice Person

    Who Doesn't Like Pie?

    :D:D:D Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. ~Boar
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    Good Dog Henry crossed The Bridge . . . .

    Found him this morning. I'm pretty gutted right now. :( Best friend. My boon companion and movie-watching buddy. Sharer of many fine cigars. May his spirit find rest where all the bones are huge, all the doggie biscuits slathered in peanut butter, and all the kibble drenched in bacon...
  18. Not A Nice Person

    The Girl With All The Gifts~

    Even if, like me, you're just a tad bit zombied out by now, this is a zombie movie you should watch. It's incredible! Sennia Nanua, the titular "Girl" is amazing. Her performance in this is just gut-wrenching. It's on Amazon Prime and, I think, Netflix. Highly recommended. ~Boar
  19. Not A Nice Person

    57Strat . . .

    Sorry to have to tell you, though, that despite the best non-pass boxing I've ever seen, some scurrilous hitchhikers seem to have breached the perimeter. :confused: Thanks again. Awesomely generous of you! ~Boar
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    Feast of Uppsala Contest Thread~

    As many of you know, I'm an aficionado of all things Viking except that purple football team, and an amateur scholar of Viking Age history, culture, folkways, and mythology. Sooooo . . . October 8th will mark NINE years you good BOTL have been putting up with me (Nine years? Really? What were...
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