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Chatterbox Summer 2017
Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:44 AM

Happy first day of summer.Mother nature is giving us a high of 80 degrees today.Csx was jamming up the Toledo sub last night.Sounded like the I&O was caught in their loop in Ottawa and a PTI van was going to pick them up.Things went good at the historical society meeting as well.Taking Matt into town today to do yardwork.Tomorrow taking sister out for her 29th birthday again.Breakfast is ready.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:11 AM

Ahh, summer.  Better get out there and mow the lawn....

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:15 AM

Ah, summertime and the fishin' is easy (bass) and that is exactly where he is.  

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:36 AM

Mookie

Ah, summertime and the fishin' is easy (bass) and that is exactly where he is.  

 

He, I presume, is your driver? I didn't know he played the guitar. CoolMusic I think Paul McCartney played bass in some band. That seemed to work out for him in  the long run.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:38 AM

    

The Google main page refers to today as the summer solstice. Is it uncool to say the word summer now or what?

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:02 AM

Murphy Siding

    

The Google main page refers to today as the summer solstice. Is it uncool to say the word summer now or what?

I would say that north of the equator, summer is now quite hotThumbs Up

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Posted by switch7frg on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:59 AM

SmileSomeone in politics is trying to get rid of political correctness ??

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:50 AM

Murphy Siding

 

 
Mookie

Ah, summertime and the fishin' is easy (bass) and that is exactly where he is.  

 

 

 

He, I presume, is your driver? I didn't know he played the guitar. CoolMusic I think Paul McCartney played bass in some band. That seemed to work out for him in  the long run.

 

 

You are correct on both counts - he fishes and also is taking guitar lessons. EDIT - no, not at the same time.  Maybe if you talk really sweet to the "boss" she will let you take the rest of the day off from work - maybe go watch trains?  Shy

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Posted by Norm48327 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:13 PM

Mookie,

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high but the latter does not apply in Michigan. We are surrounded by the Great Lakes and have enough inland lakes to challenge Minnesota. Plenty of those finned critters to go around but there are few of them I will eat. Just the thought of fish bones turns me off and most here have lots of them. Cod filets are my preference.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:13 PM

Murphy Siding

The Google main page refers to today as the summer solstice. Is it uncool to say the word summer now or what?

The solstice is a specific point in time, in this case, that point when the sun "touches" the Tropic of Cancer (ie, is directly overhead at 23°26′13.3″ North).  That occurred at 0424 UCT (Greenwich), or just after noon EDT.  The day containing the summer solstice has the longest period of daylight of the year.  But you knew that...

Of course, it's not the sun that moves, but the fact that the earths rotational axis is tipped with relation to the sun.

The season following the summer solstice is still known as summer and will continue until the vernal equinox...

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:39 PM

tree68
Of course, it's not the sun that moves

I have met a couple of people that thought the sun revolved around them....

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:45 PM

Norm48327

Mookie,

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high but the latter does not apply in Michigan. We are surrounded by the Great Lakes and have enough inland lakes to challenge Minnesota. Plenty of those finned critters to go around but there are few of them I will eat. Just the thought of fish bones turns me off and most here have lots of them. Cod filets are my preference.

 

I am with you, Norm.  No cotton here - mostly just dirt and I hate fish bones, also!  But no fish ever come home any more - altho I did catch some really nice ones in Minnesota many years ago.  They were good eating if you cleaned them right.  Crystal clear water then, too.

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:46 PM

tree68

 

 
Murphy Siding

The Google main page refers to today as the summer solstice. Is it uncool to say the word summer now or what?

 

The solstice is a specific point in time, in this case, that point when the sun "touches" the Tropic of Cancer (ie, is directly overhead at 23°26′13.3″ North).  That occurred at 0424 UCT (Greenwich), or just after noon EDT.  The day containing the summer solstice has the longest period of daylight of the year.  But you knew that...

Of course, it's not the sun that moves, but the fact that the earths rotational axis is tipped with relation to the sun.

The season following the summer solstice is still known as summer and will continue until the vernal equinox...

 

Isn't 0424 UCT 4:24 after midnight? That would be 00:24 Atlantic Standard Time, or 00:24 EDT, which is based on the 60th meridian west..

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:56 PM

Deggesty
Isn't 0424 UCT 4:24 after midnight? That would be 00:24 Atlantic Standard Time, or 00:24 EDT, which is based on the 60th meridian west..

Ah, yes - crossing 12 hour clocks and 24 hour clocks.  I use 24 hour clocks a lot between ham radio and the fire service, so didn't notice that they meant 1624 UCT, which would be 1224 EDT.

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:16 PM

tree68

 

 
Deggesty
Isn't 0424 UCT 4:24 after midnight? That would be 00:24 Atlantic Standard Time, or 00:24 EDT, which is based on the 60th meridian west..

 

Ah, yes - crossing 12 hour clocks and 24 hour clocks.  I use 24 hour clocks a lot between ham radio and the fire service, so didn't notice that they meant 1624 UCT, which would be 1224 EDT.

 

You are forgiven--for this year.Smile

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Posted by mudchicken on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:26 PM

Mookie
 
tree68
Of course, it's not the sun that moves

 

I have met a couple of people that thought the sun revolved around them....

 

 

But the earth still wobblesLaugh (in the case of my late Finnish Geodesy professor from all those years ago, it "vobbles")

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:50 PM

Even though this is the longest day believe it is not the latest day ?.  Something about wobble that this poster doesn't understand ?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:05 AM

blue streak 1

Even though this is the longest day believe it is not the latest day ?.  Something about wobble that this poster doesn't understand ?

 
The wobble that mc brought up is something that the astronomers call precession.  The earth's axis maintains a fairly constant inclination but it wobbles like a top that is slowing down.  The axis currently points to Polaris as the pole star but it has pointed to different stars at different times.
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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:17 PM

   I thought he was talking about the way the earth wobbles when I leave the bar late at night.

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:56 PM

Paul of Covington

   I thought he was talking about the way the earth wobbles when I leave the bar late at night.

 

Um, Officer, I'm fine - something else is wobbly?  hic...

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Posted by CShaveRR on Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:10 PM

How many blondes does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one...she holds up the bulb and waits for the world to revolve around her.

(I used to use this one to describe my older daughter, but she's grown out of it very nicely!)

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:45 PM

Good evening

Sister declared she was 29 again so does that work for me too?

Stopped in Deshler on the way home.Csx decided to park D 743 in the east siding in south Deshler.Saw some more long trains on the way home.Mother nature sent some sprinkles our way today too.Going to get cleaned up and go to bed.

stay safe

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:03 PM

JoeKoh

Sister declared she was 29 again so does that work for me too?

Joe

 

Nope, just one step closer to pre-historic. Feeling waxy behind the ears yet?

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:04 PM

Not sure I can handle living somewhere that you have to hustle from one air conditioned venue to the next...

Visited with Mom.  She suffered a small stroke (or several).  Some loss of function on one side, but mentally as sharp as she's been of late.  But she will turn 91 this summer.

Headed for the Hall of Flame in the AM, while she's in PT...

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, June 23, 2017 5:22 AM

Good morning

Tree prayers for your mom.MC no wax behind the ears.Mom would always check after bathtime to make sure no potatoes were growing.Rain has arrived in Nw Ohio.Guessers say 70 for Monday.

stay safe

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Friday, June 23, 2017 6:42 AM
Sure wish mother nature would make up her mind. No rain at 6:17am, left the truck door open to run the paper back in the house. At 6:19am it's pouring and the doors open so I get to dry the seat with my behind. Stop to get coffee, no rain, come back out, pouring, get to the office, no rain, leave door open to take stuff in, come back out, pouring. Seats gonna stay wet for a while, and I'll get the rest of the 'stuff' out of the truck later.
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Posted by Mookie on Friday, June 23, 2017 6:50 AM

Bob - maybe shut door, not only for rain, which is easy to deal with, but also against small animals or bad people looking for a way to get away....plus you will look a lot more "fetching" if you don't walk away from people looking like you have a medical problem...

just sayin'....

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, June 23, 2017 7:09 AM

Why is it that the rain comes down the hardest when you have to run through it??  Had a couple of short bursts on the drive to the station this morning and it eased up a bit for the dash from the parking garage to the station.  It became an absolute deluge when the train arrived and I had to make the mad dash from the station building to the train.  Didn't get too wet, though.  Rain was lighter for the walk from CUS to work.

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Friday, June 23, 2017 9:18 AM

[quote user="Mookie"]

Bob - maybe shut door, not only for rain, which is easy to deal with, but also against small animals or bad people looking for a way to get away....plus you will look a lot more "fetching" if you don't walk away from people looking like you have a medical problem...

just sayin'....

 
Not one one my finer starts to a day.  Besides what could possibly happen to my truck in Flint, Mi. :)
 
PS: I also forgot the rain coat that is always in the truck but currently isn't.
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Posted by Mookie on Friday, June 23, 2017 9:25 AM

BOB WITHORN
what could possibly happen to my truck in Flint, Mi. :)  

 someone throw a glass of tap water on it - corrode the paint?  

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