Re: Winter's Call
posted at 9/25/2013 4:18 PM EDT
I was at the car dealer getting my car fixed all morning (I failed MA state inspection yesterday --- Can you believe the NERVE of them failing my impeccably maintained car?!)
Now I need to go back to the inspection station because they made me pay for a reject sticker (to add insult to injury) but are obliged to re-check what was fixed and give me my sticker, which has essentially been paid for. How do we get the laws changed for MA state car inspection? I almost accused the service guy who put the rejection sticker on my car (they do this, and tell you afterwards ...) of scamming me, but I knew better. :P
Had to get that off my chest. Thank you.
Well, folks, thanks. I don't deserve the praise, but I'm also not one to refuse it, either. Nothing makes my day more than saying something nice to another person, but being the recipient sure is sweet, too.
As for JE, it's great to see you, my friend. You're a ray of sunshine and you've been missed. If life makes time for the Forum, we're here.
You know, I never pay much attention to the notion of sexist language (unless it is demeaning, of course, or disrespectful, which goes without saying), but in the age of PC speech and not knowing who will ever take offense, I agree, Zilla, gender-free "titles" are in general the safest. I think of all the comedy that is geared toward making men look like cluless idiots and fools, and no one says anything. But if it's geared toward women, all hell breaks loose. Got that?
Not sure of the slowdown here ... but the posters who have remained faithful are in general, the best anyhow. :) I know from years past, that baseball season is the big show in town, and this year especially, congrats to all of you Sox fans for staying with the team through thick and thin. Hope that the best is yet to come. Faith is a good thing either way. Still, if Bronson Arroyo were still on the Sox, I'd be even happier. :)
I'd rather have quality than quantity, anyhow, b/c some of the more populated forums aren't necessarily producing productive discussions. We've discussed so many topics and had so many list-oriented threads, sometimes, it's not easy to come up with new material. But I haven't run out of material yet.
Last week I watched an ultimate trivia test show (last episode, my only viewing) and got ALL of the Music questions right except for one (the song the Beatles sang on their first TV appearance?) --- I even knew "Who is the only artist to be inducted into the RnR HoF three (3) times (seems like an easy question to me now) and the lady sitting in the hot seat guessed Neil Young, and I knew she was wrong! I would never have known that if it hadn't been for hanging around here. Man, it's just fun to grow rock music knowledge; music is to enhance life, and all the tidbits of knowledge really add up.
Hey, at least we never have any of those "who is the biggest *&#%#%" on this forum, or "worst poster" threads!! hahahah.
I am not looking forward to "winter's call" just yet, but I do like the fall, and September has been exceptional this year. Just want to get that inspection sticker over and done.
"Just as kindness knows no shame, know through all your joy and pain, that I'll be loving you always."