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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1950 on: April 15, 2015, 11:24:49 AM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Hahaha no, God is not blessing you. You are blessing the bank accounts of the dealer/financer/whatever. And yes, this is someone who complains about not having money.
At least they didn't thank Santa for a financed, brand-new, $39K SUV like my CW did on FB... bahaha

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1951 on: April 15, 2015, 01:18:34 PM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Hahaha no, God is not blessing you. You are blessing the bank accounts of the dealer/financer/whatever. And yes, this is someone who complains about not having money.
As if their God's priority is making sure they pay too much for a car they can't afford. How many starving children did you skip over in your prayers for getting a new car or other selfish desires?

If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1952 on: April 15, 2015, 02:02:01 PM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1953 on: April 15, 2015, 02:03:32 PM »
Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Hard to be mad at something you don't believe exists :-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1954 on: April 15, 2015, 02:09:17 PM »
Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Hard to be mad at something you don't believe exists :-)
Stop trying to confuse me with logic. Nobody really thinks there's no God, they just hate him cause of daddy issues. ;)
(I was actually fed this shit, and much more, growing up)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1955 on: April 15, 2015, 02:23:48 PM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

I reject the premise of your question.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1956 on: April 15, 2015, 03:52:20 PM »
A friend emailed me Saturday saying that he lost his oil rig job paying $180k/year because of low oil prices and wanted some guidance. 

Today he posted a picture of the Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper he is getting for his son. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1957 on: April 15, 2015, 05:01:25 PM »
A friend emailed me Saturday saying that he lost his oil rig job paying $180k/year because of low oil prices and wanted some guidance. 

Today he posted a picture of the Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper he is getting for his son.



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1958 on: April 15, 2015, 05:03:37 PM »
A friend emailed me Saturday saying that he lost his oil rig job paying $180k/year because of low oil prices and wanted some guidance. 

Today he posted a picture of the Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper he is getting for his son.

I am a much worse person for knowing that a Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper exists.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1959 on: April 15, 2015, 05:24:45 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1960 on: April 15, 2015, 05:42:21 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My coworkers are the same. Yet they love CUVs/SUVs, which are not much different than a raised wagon. I don't get it...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1961 on: April 15, 2015, 05:50:13 PM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Reminds me of my cousin, who felt it was a "blessing" when she got a 0% credit card in time to pay her taxes, after getting an extension because she owed more than expected.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1962 on: April 16, 2015, 07:22:10 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My mother has a Passat wagon.  They are not made any longer.  I told her I have dibs.  I'm a man.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1963 on: April 16, 2015, 07:38:53 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1964 on: April 16, 2015, 09:25:45 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.

Unfortunately it also means not many people are buying new so there aren't as many used ones to go around. For example, my wife's car is a 2005 Legacy GT wagon with the manual transmission. That was the only year of that body style they offered the manual and turbo together on the wagon. I just checked Autotrader and there are zero for sale right now nationwide.

0.09% of new vehicles are manual transmission wagons (doesn't include hatchbacks like the Honda Fit):
http://jalopnik.com/only-0-09-percent-of-new-cars-are-manual-wagons-and-tha-1454259605

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1965 on: April 16, 2015, 09:49:01 AM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Did that come across as angry to you?  It was just a question about something that didn't make sense to me.

FWIW, I'm not an atheist.  I don't believe in a caring God though, too much experience with the natural world.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1966 on: April 16, 2015, 10:01:02 AM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Did that come across as angry to you?  It was just a question about something that didn't make sense to me.

FWIW, I'm not an atheist.  I don't believe in a caring God though, too much experience with the natural world.

I prefer the term 'apatheist' over 'atheist'. I only have so many fucks to give, and god doesn't get one.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1967 on: April 16, 2015, 10:54:36 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My coworkers are the same. Yet they love CUVs/SUVs, which are not much different than a raised wagon. I don't get it...
That's what really gets me.  My minivan seats as many people (8) as a full-sized SUV, and has, I would argue, similar cargo capacity.  My 4-door Corolla seats as many people (and as comfortably) as a crossover, and has just as much trunk space.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1968 on: April 16, 2015, 11:13:19 AM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Did that come across as angry to you?  It was just a question about something that didn't make sense to me.

FWIW, I'm not an atheist.  I don't believe in a caring God though, too much experience with the natural world.

I prefer the term 'apatheist' over 'atheist'. I only have so many fucks to give, and god doesn't get one.

please don't let this thread descend into a religious one.  can we just be united in poking fun at overspenders?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1969 on: April 16, 2015, 11:52:53 AM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Did that come across as angry to you?  It was just a question about something that didn't make sense to me.

FWIW, I'm not an atheist.  I don't believe in a caring God though, too much experience with the natural world.

I prefer the term 'apatheist' over 'atheist'. I only have so many fucks to give, and god doesn't get one.

please don't let this thread descend into a religious one.  can we just be united in poking fun at overspenders?

Bah humbug.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1970 on: April 16, 2015, 01:03:47 PM »
Can we go back to worshipping at the altar of the mustache?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1971 on: April 16, 2015, 01:27:18 PM »
I've never seen any evidence of this so called mustache.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1972 on: April 16, 2015, 01:35:51 PM »
I've never seen any evidence of this so called mustache.

LOL! good one!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1973 on: April 16, 2015, 02:11:26 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.

We love our Dodge Grand Caravan, but I am almost to the point of having to paint it up like the A-Team Van to make it acceptable to the DH

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1974 on: April 16, 2015, 03:33:41 PM »
I've never seen any evidence of this so called mustache.

Have you ever seen anything to prove that this mustache doesn't exist? I've never seen anything that fully disproves flying spaghetti monsters...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1975 on: April 16, 2015, 07:00:52 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.
We love our Dodge Grand Caravan, but I am almost to the point of having to paint it up like the A-Team Van to make it acceptable to the DH
Oh hell Yea!  Practical and bad ass! I love it when a plan comes together (lights cigar).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1976 on: April 16, 2015, 10:25:04 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.
We love our Dodge Grand Caravan, but I am almost to the point of having to paint it up like the A-Team Van to make it acceptable to the DH
Oh hell Yea!  Practical and bad ass! I love it when a plan comes together (lights cigar).

I know this is making the OT worse, but I have to mention the van we recently saw at Zion National Park in a campground.  It had been painted with black chalkboard paint, and the lovely sorta hippie college students to which it belonged invited passerby to graffiti it with the chalk they had brought.  I have to say I thought this was super fun.   Art cars!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1977 on: April 17, 2015, 08:01:22 AM »
I've never seen any evidence of this so called mustache.

Have you ever seen anything to prove that this mustache doesn't exist? I've never seen anything that fully disproves flying spaghetti monsters...

Good point.  I hadn't thought of that.  I've never seen evidence disproving it, so it must be real.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1978 on: April 17, 2015, 08:15:55 AM »
Overheard on the internet: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/signs-you-re-too-cheap-194415354.html

This article is good entertainment.  Apparently if you clean your own house, do your own laundry or don't pop for an occasional massage or pedicure, you're cheap!  Who knew?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1979 on: April 17, 2015, 08:48:10 AM »
The housekeeper thing is especially ridiculous.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1980 on: April 17, 2015, 09:57:57 AM »
Overheard on the internet: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/signs-you-re-too-cheap-194415354.html

This article is good entertainment.  Apparently if you clean your own house, do your own laundry or don't pop for an occasional massage or pedicure, you're cheap!  Who knew?
Holy smokes.  Ok, the pill thing I *kinda* understand, since your doctor is presumably prescribing you the correct dosage.  But this:
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When you spend money on a housekeeper, a laundry service, or a REAL plumber to fix that leaky faucet, you’re buying yourself something valuable in return — time.
I don't know whether to laugh or smack my head.  I suppose you're buying yourself time now, at the cost of a whole lot more time later, when you have to work an extra week to pay for each house cleaning.  There's also the whole "teach your kids to do hard work" aspect being totally ignored here.

I think they got *one* right: "You choose cost over quality."  That one I agree with. BIFL, buy once cry once, etc.  Of course, that doesn't necessitate buying something brand new, nor does it mean buying the most expensive.
/looks at my 50-year-old table saw with cast iron top that I bought for $125.

"You buy fixer-uppers" - talk about a culture of helplessness!  There's the assumption that the vast majority of the population is incapable of learning how to fix things.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1981 on: April 17, 2015, 01:05:57 PM »
Holy smokes.  Ok, the pill thing I *kinda* understand, since your doctor is presumably prescribing you the correct dosage. 
The point of a pill cutter is that you ask your doctor to prescribe you double the dosage so that you can cut it in half and only pay half the copay for your medicine. Taking half your prescribed dosage? That's not smart. Not only is pill cutting just smart and not a cheapskate thing to do, it's an established practice and it's the whole reason that pills come scored in the middle.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1982 on: April 18, 2015, 07:37:30 AM »
Holy smokes.  Ok, the pill thing I *kinda* understand, since your doctor is presumably prescribing you the correct dosage. 
The point of a pill cutter is that you ask your doctor to prescribe you double the dosage so that you can cut it in half and only pay half the copay for your medicine. Taking half your prescribed dosage? That's not smart. Not only is pill cutting just smart and not a cheapskate thing to do, it's an established practice and it's the whole reason that pills come scored in the middle.


... or to allow someone who has trouble swallowing pills to make absurdly large pills/vitamins smaller.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1983 on: April 19, 2015, 11:16:27 AM »


Good news, it's a suppository.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1984 on: April 19, 2015, 03:24:08 PM »
"You buy fixer-uppers" - talk about a culture of helplessness!  There's the assumption that the vast majority of the population is incapable of learning how to fix things.

Here's the scariest part: The vast majority of the population is unwilling of learning how to fix even small problems.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1985 on: April 19, 2015, 05:35:14 PM »
Mhm. Perhaps my favorite show.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1986 on: April 19, 2015, 06:51:54 PM »
"You buy fixer-uppers" - talk about a culture of helplessness!  There's the assumption that the vast majority of the population is incapable of learning how to fix things.

Here's the scariest part: The vast majority of the population is unwilling of learning how to fix even small problems.

Damn, that sure is true!   I mention what house rehab work I'm doing to people I know and some will make the comment that they wish they knew how to do that.  My reply is a friendly, "Well, come on over and you'll learn!".   

Talk about panic attacks!   They can't change the subject fast enough.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1987 on: April 19, 2015, 07:44:57 PM »
"You buy fixer-uppers" - talk about a culture of helplessness!  There's the assumption that the vast majority of the population is incapable of learning how to fix things.

Here's the scariest part: The vast majority of the population is unwilling of learning how to fix even small problems.

Damn, that sure is true!   I mention what house rehab work I'm doing to people I know and some will make the comment that they wish they knew how to do that.  My reply is a friendly, "Well, come on over and you'll learn!".   

Talk about panic attacks!   They can't change the subject fast enough.

Lol this day and age don't you just fire up the youtube machine and figure out how to do shit? I often think about how much harder it was to solve problems before the internet. It just seems exhausting.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1988 on: April 20, 2015, 07:36:04 AM »
"You buy fixer-uppers" - talk about a culture of helplessness!  There's the assumption that the vast majority of the population is incapable of learning how to fix things.

Here's the scariest part: The vast majority of the population is unwilling of learning how to fix even small problems.

Damn, that sure is true!   I mention what house rehab work I'm doing to people I know and some will make the comment that they wish they knew how to do that.  My reply is a friendly, "Well, come on over and you'll learn!".   

Talk about panic attacks!   They can't change the subject fast enough.
Funny innit?
I'm 36 and just starting to get good at a lot of those things. A mostly-DIY rehab, spanning the last 4 months, of one half of a duplex we bought in December, has been one of the hardest, and most rewarding, experiences of my adult life.
I can understand not knowing. I was taught nearly nothing growing up, and only after my house in Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina (just under a decade ago) did a neighbor take pity and teach me a few things - roofing and fence repair, among others. I'm still playing catch-up and there is a lot I don't know - no shame in that.
I cannot understand not wanting to know. I always wanted to know. The more property I acquire the more I need to know. Contractors are fucking expensive!

And all that aside, buying fixer-uppers - anything from a small tool to a building - is one of the most tried-and-true ways to pay less than something is worth. Even if you have to pay someone else to fix it, it can be incredibly lucrative for investors.

I wonder if they've ever heard of a guy named Warren Buffett....

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1989 on: April 20, 2015, 04:21:23 PM »
Several people talking about this bracelet because wearing a hair elastic on your wrist is unsophisticated. But paying $45 to $85 for a bracelet to hold your hair elastic is genius!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7088992?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1990 on: April 20, 2015, 08:57:09 PM »
"You buy fixer-uppers" - talk about a culture of helplessness!  There's the assumption that the vast majority of the population is incapable of learning how to fix things.

Here's the scariest part: The vast majority of the population is unwilling of learning how to fix even small problems.

Damn, that sure is true!   I mention what house rehab work I'm doing to people I know and some will make the comment that they wish they knew how to do that.  My reply is a friendly, "Well, come on over and you'll learn!".   
Are you free on Saturday? ;)

We bought our first house about 6 months ago, and we're slowly doing the work ourselves.  It's been a slow process, but we enjoy our weekend projects.  Next weekend is landscaping--tearing down two trees.
Lol in my circle of friends all you have to do is offer some food and beer for a Saturday of work. Of course it is implied that when someone else needs help you return the favor.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1991 on: April 20, 2015, 09:23:36 PM »
Several people talking about this bracelet because wearing a hair elastic on your wrist is unsophisticated. But paying $45 to $85 for a bracelet to hold your hair elastic is genius!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7088992?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
That's hilarious!  But then I think about how much I'm paying for my garage to hold my car that's only worth $1k...

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« Reply #1992 on: April 21, 2015, 07:18:51 AM »
Several people talking about this bracelet because wearing a hair elastic on your wrist is unsophisticated. But paying $45 to $85 for a bracelet to hold your hair elastic is genius!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7088992?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
That's hilarious!  But then I think about how much I'm paying for my garage to hold my car that's only worth $1k...

you know, as someone who wears a hair tie on my wrist anytime I'm not sleeping and don't have one in my hair, I didn't realize I looked unsophisticated (LOL)... but I will say it is annoying/uncomfortable sometimes when the hair tie is a little too small. $45 is nuts though, I'd try one of these if I could find it at Goodwill for $5 or something.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1993 on: April 21, 2015, 09:43:57 AM »
Several people talking about this bracelet because wearing a hair elastic on your wrist is unsophisticated. But paying $45 to $85 for a bracelet to hold your hair elastic is genius!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7088992?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
That's hilarious!  But then I think about how much I'm paying for my garage to hold my car that's only worth $1k...

you know, as someone who wears a hair tie on my wrist anytime I'm not sleeping and don't have one in my hair, I didn't realize I looked unsophisticated (LOL)... but I will say it is annoying/uncomfortable sometimes when the hair tie is a little too small. $45 is nuts though, I'd try one of these if I could find it at Goodwill for $5 or something.

Yeah, the only thing sadder than the fact that this thing costs $45 is how completely off-the-chain excited the author of the article is about it. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1994 on: April 22, 2015, 07:44:36 AM »
Saw this on my FB feed this AM:


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1995 on: April 22, 2015, 08:25:38 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.
We love our Dodge Grand Caravan, but I am almost to the point of having to paint it up like the A-Team Van to make it acceptable to the DH
Oh hell Yea!  Practical and bad ass! I love it when a plan comes together (lights cigar).

I know this is making the OT worse, but I have to mention the van we recently saw at Zion National Park in a campground.  It had been painted with black chalkboard paint, and the lovely sorta hippie college students to which it belonged invited passerby to graffiti it with the chalk they had brought.  I have to say I thought this was super fun.   Art cars!

OT continued...I saw an art car parade in Houston years ago and havent quite given up on the idea that I should go nuts with my mini-van and have fun with it....60's VW love-bus is my favorite theme for the Grand Caravan, but then DH will really never drive it.

DS wants us to paint it up like the Mystery Machine :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1996 on: April 22, 2015, 12:03:30 PM »
Several people talking about this bracelet because wearing a hair elastic on your wrist is unsophisticated. But paying $45 to $85 for a bracelet to hold your hair elastic is genius!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7088992?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

That is an excellent invention and she will probably make a lot of money on it. Good for her. I won't be buying one, because I can already put it in my pocket/purse/or hair for free :)

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« Reply #1997 on: April 22, 2015, 12:38:07 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

Station wagons and minivans -- eminently practical, completely unhip vehicles. Which is fine with me, makes 'em cheaper to buy used.
We love our Dodge Grand Caravan, but I am almost to the point of having to paint it up like the A-Team Van to make it acceptable to the DH
Oh hell Yea!  Practical and bad ass! I love it when a plan comes together (lights cigar).

I know this is making the OT worse, but I have to mention the van we recently saw at Zion National Park in a campground.  It had been painted with black chalkboard paint, and the lovely sorta hippie college students to which it belonged invited passerby to graffiti it with the chalk they had brought.  I have to say I thought this was super fun.   Art cars!

OT continued...I saw an art car parade in Houston years ago and havent quite given up on the idea that I should go nuts with my mini-van and have fun with it....60's VW love-bus is my favorite theme for the Grand Caravan, but then DH will really never drive it.

DS wants us to paint it up like the Mystery Machine :)

Oh yeah? You ever see one of these babies?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1998 on: April 22, 2015, 12:49:08 PM »
Is that a selfie?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1999 on: April 22, 2015, 01:02:50 PM »
Several people talking about this bracelet because wearing a hair elastic on your wrist is unsophisticated. But paying $45 to $85 for a bracelet to hold your hair elastic is genius!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7088992?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
That's hilarious!  But then I think about how much I'm paying for my garage to hold my car that's only worth $1k...

you know, as someone who wears a hair tie on my wrist anytime I'm not sleeping and don't have one in my hair, I didn't realize I looked unsophisticated (LOL)... but I will say it is annoying/uncomfortable sometimes when the hair tie is a little too small. $45 is nuts though, I'd try one of these if I could find it at Goodwill for $5 or something.

Yeah, the only thing sadder than the fact that this thing costs $45 is how completely off-the-chain excited the author of the article is about it.

That bracelet thingy isn't going to look nearly as cute when your hair tie doesn't match your outfit like it does in all those photos. I would be the person with the fancy bracelet and bight orange hair tie in a teal outfit or something because that was the only hair tie I could find that morning. Ruins the effect I would expect.