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  1. I'm in. My boy has been begging me to take him...

    I'm in.

    My boy has been begging me to take him skiing "just to try it". I've been putting it off because I don't ski, and don't really have the money for another hobby.
  2. Haven't posted here in a while, but I am SO in...

    Haven't posted here in a while, but I am SO in thanks to a timely e-mail. My post count sucks, luckily I have seniority on my side (longest tenured member to post thus far...)
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    Sounds a lot like my day... 5 hours total between...

    Sounds a lot like my day... 5 hours total between the shoveling of the low-angle part of the roof on the back of the house and then busting up the ice dam at the end of said roof. Looks like I got...
  4. Thread: Ny jets

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    "(after a premature handshake on the field with...

    "(after a premature handshake on the field with Tom Coughlin)"

    Both coaches were on the field, the game was over. The stakes were higher and the level of disappointment much greater with an...
  5. Thread: Brrr!

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    I'm about 1 mile from the Orange, MA airport...

    I'm about 1 mile from the Orange, MA airport where they hit a low of -22 at 7am this morning. Currently -8 at 11am. Is there a difference from -5 to -20? Yes, yes there is. And it's exactly how...
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    "Tomlinson stopped short!" No better words were...

    "Tomlinson stopped short!" No better words were ever spoken during a game of football. When it came time for the little man to take the team on his shoulders and get them back into the game he...
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    That graphic is a tad conservative as far as...

    That graphic is a tad conservative as far as central and western MA is concerned. I'm on the border of Worcester and Franklin counties (about 20 minutes east of I-91) and have well over 20" of snow...
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    Just about to get off my backside and head...

    Just about to get off my backside and head outside to sweep off the rink and refinish the ice surface a few more times before this afternoon's skating party. Also need to dig out the backyard fire...
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    What, don't you talk to him at home? ;) Is he...

    What, don't you talk to him at home? ;)

    Is he like my son? I swear the doc vaccinated him as an infant with a phonograph needle. Non-stop chatter.
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    And to think I joined a year before yourself and...

    And to think I joined a year before yourself and have a post count that is 2.8% the size of yours. Granted there was a long hiatus in there, and I joined back when there was much more more hiking...
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    Sorry, but I don't like him, and it all stems...

    Sorry, but I don't like him, and it all stems from his whiny rant on the Patriots doing the "Lights Out" dance on the Chargers logo after that AFC win a few years ago. Sorry, you can't have a...
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    I think Belichick got out-coached in a number of...

    I think Belichick got out-coached in a number of areas:

    1. The fake-punt muffled by Chung was very un-Patriot-like. Why try and be a team you are not? Just punt it away and stuff them deep like...
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    Like I told my 8 year old son: The team that is...

    Like I told my 8 year old son: The team that is the most prepared and "wants it more" will always come away with the win.

    Hats off to the Jets: They wanted it more. The Patriots looked lost,...
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    I would say AT LEAST that much. I'm about 20...

    I would say AT LEAST that much. I'm about 20 miles southeast of there and have 20" of nice fluffy powder. The throat on the snowblower is 20" high and I was right at the limit until I got to the...
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    Waiting for the snow to stop so I can go out and...

    Waiting for the snow to stop so I can go out and clear it off the driveway and the skating rink. BTW, daytime TV sucks!
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    Somewhere between 16 and 20" of light pow out...

    Somewhere between 16 and 20" of light pow out here in north central Mass. Going snowshoeing with the kids later today, maybe some shoeing at Wachusett or Monadnock tomorrow. Or x-country skiiing at...
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    No no. Rex Ryan would prefer F.E.E.T. Feet! Feet...

    No no. Rex Ryan would prefer F.E.E.T. Feet! Feet Feet!

    Can't wait for 4:30 Sunday afternoon!
  18. Thread: Do you smoke?

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    Poll: I hope he decides to.. and succeeds. I've never...

    I hope he decides to.. and succeeds. I've never smoked, not once. Don't ever plan to either - not after watching my grandmother waste away as a vegetable for 4 years in a nursing home after a major...
  19. Like Warp, my 9hp Craftsman will handle up to...

    Like Warp, my 9hp Craftsman will handle up to about 2 feet and I don't have very far to throw it so the snow density doesn't matter much unless it gets saturated. At that point nothing but shoveling...
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    Just fed the husky and tossed more straw in her...

    Just fed the husky and tossed more straw in her insulated dog house - already about 6" on the ground here in north-central Mass.

    Now chillin' for a few before making my way to bed... :snow:
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    Chillin' after a good practice session on the...

    Chillin' after a good practice session on the backyard skating rink with my son. It's tough coaxing my joints back into playing goalie after taking almost 20 years off - not anywhere near as...
  22. As taught by Mika Hakkinen to James May of Top...

    As taught by Mika Hakkinen to James May of Top Gear:

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    If you're a Finn, driving sideways is in your blood.
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    Skid school should be mandatory training for ALL...

    Skid school should be mandatory training for ALL drivers. I learned some very valuable skills in that class that I used to avoid being T-boned with the whole family in the car last fall.
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    Hey, I live in a glass house, too. You know,...

    Hey, I live in a glass house, too. You know, video tapes and the like....

    But since the door was opened - I hope Alosi never works again for any team in any professional sport. That had the...
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    Poll: That one still stings, but... In the last...

    That one still stings, but...

    In the last drive of that game the Pats had the ball with, what, 1:24 on the clock? IIRC, they got to somewhere around their own 40 and threw 4 bombs into the end...
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