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Always in Zugzwang

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  1. 1 hour ago, mappy said:

    LOL I am not 85 years old. 50+ years too much hahahaha. Thank you for the wishes! 

    Thank you! Softball later, I was told there would be jello shots just for me. Ill take it ;) 

    Hahaha!!  Yeah I know you're not anywhere near 85.  As for @H2O and "Jurassic", well, that might still apply!

    Oh and have a great time at your softball game, along with the jello shots!  I miss playing, it was fun...but decided to hang up the cleats this year in the league I've been on for a long time.  Like 17 years before COVID canceled the past 2 seasons, and that last season ended for me when I broke a finger on one play.  Just too much going on now and yeah, dare I say, getting a bit old for it!  I'll joke and say that without me playing now, our outfield has probably improved greatly! LOL!!!  I may show up at the annual tournament later this summer as a "guest" and take photos (and drink beer!), though.

  2. 6 hours ago, H2O said:

    Everyone wish @mappya very happy birthday today!!

    She turns 85 today but is amazingly spry and full of energy. Especially for sleet. She loves sleet. 

    Happy Birthday!!  Hope you get storms and 85 lightning strikes!!

    Happy Birthday @mappy!  Hope you have a great day!!  Without sleet, of course!

    @H2O, if mappy is 85 then that must make you...well, I won't go there, but the word "Jurassic" does come to mind! :lol:

  3. I guess I'd go with a C+, maybe up to a low B.  So I give it a Ralphie award!  Certainly January was the highlight with the Jan. 3 event plus a couple of other smaller ones, and it was pretty cold too.  March had that neat event on the 12th (though it kind of underperformed in this area compared to others).  December was awful and overly warm with no real chances.  February was just a waste for a month that normally produces at least something halfway decent.

    A Christmas Story - C+ on Make a GIF

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  4. A tiny new redbud leaf.  Taken close up to the leaf (and at a wide aperture) with the redbud blossoms in the background "blown out" to give a smooth, purple look.


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  5. On 3/24/2022 at 5:52 PM, vastateofmind said:

    Thank you, my friend, and I wish you the very same!! While we've not formally "met," you're still the ONLY person I know in this area who shares the same cake day. Have a safe trip and enjoy your weekend away!

    And LOL...yeah, I've lost count how many times I've turned 29...but I'm quite sure it's more times than both you AND @H2O;)


    On 3/24/2022 at 7:43 PM, toolsheds said:

    Happy Birthday to both of you!


    On 3/24/2022 at 10:33 PM, nj2va said:

    Happy birthday fellas!


    On 3/25/2022 at 6:46 AM, mappy said:

    Happy Birthday @Always in Zugzwang and @vastateofmind:sun:


    On 3/25/2022 at 9:25 AM, Kay said:

    Seconded. Have a great day, guys :)

    Getting to this a bit late, as I was up in Ohio (Cleveland area) visiting my brother and sister-in-law this past weekend for my birthday.  Thank you all so much!  Had a great time there.  Of course, there MAY have been food and plenty of booze involved (duh, of course there was)!:lol: Including BLTs and Veuve Cliquot champagne one day for brunch!

    And they got snow!  It snowed on and off Saturday, sometimes pretty hard.  Mostly stuck to grassy areas, but maybe close to 2" total then, though it kind of melted and came back depending on when it was snowing.  It then got quite cold, around 20 Saturday night and it was in the 20s all day Sunday.  We got another ~4" overnight Saturday and some occasional decent snow showers during Sunday.  Definitely felt wintry!  It was like in the mid teens or so when I left this morning...brrrr!

    Here's a couple of photos from their area.  First is Saturday afternoon, second one is Sunday morning:




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  6. 38 minutes ago, H2O said:


    I dunno. I get told plenty by a couple friends that post here that anything pre 1975 is the same as 1675. 

    Like Weird Al Yankovic, partying like it's 1699!

  7. 1 hour ago, vastateofmind said:

    Thank you, my friend, and I wish you the very same!! While we've not formally "met," you're still the ONLY person I know in this area who shares the same cake day. Have a safe trip and enjoy your weekend away!

    And LOL...yeah, I've lost count how many times I've turned 29...but I'm quite sure it's more times than both you AND @H2O;)

    Same. Well, I knew one kid in like 6th grade who also had the same birthday, but that was back in ancient times! Like before I even rode dinosaurs to school! Couldn't afford that until high school! :lol:

    Take heart knowing that Howard Cosell also was born on Mar 25!

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  8. Hey @vastateofmind!  An early happy birthday to you...fellow March 25 birthday!!  I'll be out of town this weekend, going up to Ohio tomorrow to visit for the weekend (and celebrate), so wanted to send wishes today.  I'll be turning 29, not saying how many times I have though!  Perhaps as old as @H2O or older than dirt!! :lol:

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  9. 7 hours ago, Chris78 said:

    I think it was @clskinsfan that got the record. Talking about the long range pattern and said now weenie me lol.

    I believe it was 40+ weenies

    Ahhh yes, remember that more now. Didn’t know the post got up to 40+ weenies chucked his way! 

    53 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

    Yeah. But I cheated and asked for the weenies. Other than that my post was completely wrong. Like usual. :)

    Hey you were just gaming the refs! No different than "campaigning" for an Oscar! Still a remarkable number of weenies!

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  10. 1 minute ago, Maestrobjwa said:

    So this is the federal level...unfortunately. Yuck

    Wow, I honestly didn't even know they were considering that at that level.  I wonder if staying on standard time all year would have been better?  Though really, when you look at places farther north (from what @MN Transplant said), I don't think a one or the other solution all the time would work well anyhow (standard or daylight time).

    So they can barely pass a budget at the (literal) 11th hour to avoid a government shutdown, but Congress will jump right on DST/EST!!  Gotta love it.  Well, they do say that the opposite of progress is Congress, eh?? LOL!!!

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  11. 3 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

    Wow, Senate unanimously passed permanent DST. Goes to the House. Didn’t anyone mention that 2pm euro runs in winter will sssuuuccckkkk???

    Wait...is this at the Federal level, or state of MD?  I heard MD was considering going DST all year, if several other surrounding states did.

    Oh and yeah 2PM Euro would suck.  But even worse, would be having to stay up even later for the 2AM one (00Z cycle)!!!  Hell, by that point we'd be waiting earnestly for the next NAM run LOL!!!

  12. 1 minute ago, MN Transplant said:

    Hope it goes well.  I’ve had stones but no obstruction before.

    Clicked around and found Williston ND would have a 9:45am sunrise in late Dec.  LOL.  I understand people not liking the clock switch, but it really is hugely helpful the further north you go.  

    I’m more afraid we are going to end up with an unwieldy patchwork if locations are allowed to do what they wish.

    Wow, and I thought it was a pain in the ass when I was at Purdue.  Indiana doesn't do DST  but they are in the eastern time zone which is the same as Ohio (where my home was at the time).  So like part of the year, I'd be an hour behind everyone at home!  But a 9:45AM sunrise in late December for the northern tier of states?  That's just a bit much.

  13. 4 hours ago, Mrs.J said:

    Currently in the ER with the younger Miss J. Bad abdominal and back pains on the right side. Dr. wanted to rule out appendicitis. 

    Urine sample was quite reddish brown. I suspect Kidney infection but she will get a CAT scan to rule out a kidney stone. Hope it is not a stone. I have had 3 and they are no picnic. She is currently on some good IV pain meds. :(

    Oh  my, Mrs. J!!  That is horrible and so sorry to hear about your younger Miss J!!  I truly hope she'll be fine and that it is nothing too overly serious.

    ETA:  I didn't read farther down to see the results you mentioned.  I hope the surgery goes well to remove the kidney stone!!  Sending you all good thoughts...

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  14. 3 hours ago, mappy said:

    all the math involved in weather is why i switched to cartography/gis my junior year :lol: I had to take calc 101 twice before I said f-it, it's not meant to be

    Much respect on the cartography and GIS, especially since it seems to be something you prefer a lot more for a career!  I find the different map projections, etc. to be pretty interesting, though I don't understand much at all in how to convert one to another or how exactly they represent the spatial aspects on the globe.  My major and career has been in atmospheric science/meteorology, so I actually didn't mind the calc series I had to take, or differential equations, that sort of thing.  That said, I probably don't remember at least a certain amount of it at this point in time, LOL!!

  15. 1 hour ago, IronTy said:

    Bruh, real engineers use HPs and RPN.  


    Recs for using HPs and RPN!!!  Huzzah!  I've had an old HP11-C (though had to replace it once with another one) that served me well through undergrad and grad school.  Still have it now at work and use it upon occasion.  I actually like RPN and the memory "stack" that those calculators have, can really come in handy.

  16. 9 minutes ago, BlizzardNole said:

    I'm pretty sure you're right that it was March 30.  It capped off a ridiculous March with a 5-6" cold powder the first week, 10 inches on the 17th, then that March 30 event.  Crazy

    Yeah, March 30, 2014.  I remember that pretty well.  It rained most of the time (cold rain), then in the mid-afternoon or so it changed to snow.  Large flakes, almost like ice chunks.  Got about an inch where I'm at.  It did indeed cap off an amazing March.  The cold powder you mentioned was Mar. 3, I got 5.3" then (temperatures were in like the mid 20s that afternoon!).  Mar. 16-17 (St. Pat's snow!!), 8.0" where I am.  Then on the 25th, 3.0", followed by that "surprise" inch on the 30th.  Incredible for the month of March, in an incredible nearly wall-to-wall winter!

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