@chienfou@tinamarie1974 Five part trilogy. Four part by the original author and one more by a second author. I’m just a big fan of Douglas Adams. If you haven’t read “And another thing” then you might want to give it a try. There are some pretty good bits in it. He tries too hard in it but it’s still nice to go back into that universe.
@chienfou Yeah and I liked it. I watched it as the weekly series but it felt like it was meant to be binged. Like every show was meant to be bumped right up to another. I was hoping they went into a third season.
Ditto on both counts (well, the first and last anyway) Bought seasons one and two on DVD from the Dollartree locally. Best.deal.ever! Loaned them to someone at work who then quit and moved away suddenly… Dammit. Good thing I had a digital backup copy…
@chienfou@FreePasta@PocketBrain Do you know how many words there are for the word rain?He would never know that the clouds and rain loved him. I will never forget that about that poor truck driver.
Oh and the Starship Titanic game was pretty good.
Accurate is how close to the real, or true value a determination is.
In the case of age, by the time you write it down, you are already older than you were a moment ago. So to be accurate, one should limit the number of significant figures, or even better time stamp the data.
Precision refers to how well grouped data are. In the case of multiple determinations of something, values stated or measured can be closely grouped, but horribly inaccurate.
FWIW I was born in St. Louis, lived on Enright for first couple of years then moved to north county (Duke drive… nice 60+ yrs ago, but not prime real estate now…) then Seven Hills in Florissant.
Strangely I ended up 30ish miles from Montgomery.
@chienfou I remember you said you lived in the Lou as a kid. I started in the city and my parents moved to unincorporated St Louis county just before I started kindergarten. Not so far from Florissant, Hanley and Natural Bridge…but it was a different decade
@chienfou my dad talks about the Chain of Rocks amusement park. I guess he and his siblings (all 11 of them) would get to go there at the end of the school year!
And yes, ssoooooo close to the airport. I remember as a kid thinking the planes coordinated their fly over time with the last few minutes of every tv show I watched. I always missed the endings #frustrated!!
that’s pretty cool. It was fun to go there at the end of the year and they always did ticket specials for cheap for the students. We didn’t do a lot of travelling etc but we always got to go to the park and have a blast.
I also remember getting free tix to the Cards every year. If you had straight A’s or an overall A average you got a pair of tix to 3 different games (out of a few dozen offered) courtesy of the Post Dispatch and Cardinal organizations. Always a summer highlight
@chienfou oh I remember those!! When I was a kid you got two tickets to one game. My sister and I would always try to get it so we could combine our tickets for the family to go! It was always a fun summer outing!
Now, the seats were HORRIBLE, but as a kid I was just happy to be at the ballpark!!
I always wished the Blues would offer something similar, but alas they did not.
we did that too, so all 4 of us got to go to 3 games a year. Good times!.
I only saw the Blues one time but it was great. I wasn’t a huge hockey fan growing up, but once the puck dropped and the crowd got into the game it was IMPOSSIBLE not to be a fan! That was the epitome of ‘crowd psychology’
I lived in Creve Coeur/Maryland Heights area for a few years after college, then bought a fixer-upper house in St Charles.
Never adopted the Cardinals, but learned to love hockey going to a couple dozen Blues games
/image Brett Hull Blues
@chienfou@compunaut Although I enjoy going to a cards game for the atmosphere, I was never a baseball fan. Been watching hockey, however, since I was in a pumpkin seat and LOVE it. I even had the opportunity to work at the old Barn the summer before it was imploded. Best job EV-ER!!
@chienfou@Kyeh well, technically I THINK it was honor roll vs straight A’s when I was a kid, but yes. Also I COULD have graduated a semester early. I decided, however to take an easy sr. year with some fun classes (but also calculus, trig and RPG programming) so I could walk with my friends in May.
you can be fined if you do not.
you don’t have to sign up for both A and B, but to keep future costs down, you sign up for … I think it’s A but don’t quote me on that and state you still have benefits from your employer. Then when you stop work, you can apply for the other one.
But not applying timely increases very significantly, the future costs.
So I have a card, somewhere, LOL
/image Medicare Card
yep, that’s what I found also. Since I will probably work for a few more years (8% benefit bump for each year up to 70… assuming SS stays solvent…) I will defer my part B until I hang up my stethoscope for good. Watched too many folks drop dead after retiring to defer my life until then so have worked 7on/7off for 25+years. Consequently I have been able to do A LOT of stuff when I was young enough to enjoy it.
@Cerridwyn I waited until I was on Medicare to get my hip replacement. It hurt much longer than that, I thought it was just a pulled muscle and figured it would get better on its own - it didn’t. The hip was bone on bone, no cartilage.
It would have been $6K if I hadn’t, $250 since I did.
@chienfou In my cousin’s family they engrave the combinations for locks on the locks - but not in base 10. When someone in that family turned 50 I gave that person a hand made card congratulating them on turning 110,010 years old.
@civia2006 I had a stray that looked to be a mix of rag doll and snowshoe that I rehomed after he got well and settled down (one of my rehoming mistakes - should have kept him, my other rehoming mistake was a tonkanese - both amazing affectionate cats). He was a huge - 19 pounds and muscular, not an ounce of fat on him. 39" from the tip of his tail to the top of his nose. He was an amazing, gentle, cuddle cat. Very, very sweet kitty.
@mike808@PocketBrain Don’t think that would impress her-we already have the Ninja Foodi and the Ninja Foodi Grill.
She keeps asking me if I am ever going to grow up-I said never.
One of my clients (I am a CPA BTW) keeping inviting us to go on a clothing optional cruise with him and his wife. I told him who wants to see a pair of 70+ year olds naked. He said that is the age of most of the people on cruises like that of which he has been on many. I told him a CPA is supposed to know everything about their client, but this is taking it one step too far.
@ThunderChicken My client is an african american man-early 50’s and 6’5" inches tall. I asked him if there were many indiv of his skin color at these places and he said very few. So I am sure he would stick out in more ways than one at these places. LOL.
31, now a year and some change in to retired life lol. Just finished second puberty to become an actual adult where I own a house and have opinions on Roth vs traditional IRAs and am starting to not understand social media trends and a ‘whole year’ year isn’t a very long time at all.