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    Absinthe makes the mind go wander.
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  1. Amazon Prime Day 2018

    Here's a rundown of Prime benefits: (note - in some cases, the free 2 day delivery is actually free same-day, or in even free 2 hr delivery)
  2. Another thing the in-shop experience gives you that you don't get online (at least I don't) is the discovery of something that you weren't expecting to find. Something that turns into an impulse buy based on an employee's recommendation. Something that you had in the back of your mind as something to check out some day in the future, but no specific plans to buy any day soon. Then you find it and it's in your hands and impulse takes over and you buy it. I don't find the thrill of that type of buy when I'm searching for things online at all. It's not as fun.
  3. Post a Landscape/Cityscape Pic

    Padre Island National Seashore, 8 June 2018.
  4. Remnants of an earlier life

    Since most of the major cities and towns are along the coast itself, it makes sense that they'd be closer to sea level, compared to the rest of southern Florida itself. Like the congressman in Alabama said, let's hope more dirt from the White Cliffs of Dover don't fall into the ocean, or else south Florida will all be under water.
  5. Remnants of an earlier life

    I have some relatives in Elgin (near Austin, great sausage made there) who had a basement. Shocked me. So apparently there's at least one out there.
  6. I feel vindicated

    I suspect it's a generational thing. Neither of my kids do that when they stream music at all. One's 20 and one's 16. I do, but I'm not anywhere close to their age bracket. Even then, it may be a subset of a generational thing. My wife doesn't listen to full albums, ever - it drives her crazy, despite her overall love of music (which probably equals mine). She just has what we affectionally call music-ADD. So if I had to guess, there are generally far more people that don't, than do listen to full albums.
  7. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Glad to see you come up for air, Matthew! Hope all is well with you.
  8. I've got a few box sets for sale. Prices include shipping in the U.S, Paypal. PM if interested. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary (blue vinyl never played, plus 2 cds and 1 dvd) - $60 **SOLD** Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (16 cd) - $120 **ON HOLD** Naked City - The Complete Studio Recordings (5 cd) - $65 Horace Parlan - Complete Blue Note Sessions (Mosaic) (5cd) - (a couple of small dings on outer box from original shipping) - $100 Stanley Turrentine - Blue Note Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions (Mosaic) (5cd) - $100 Beatles - The Capitol Albums Vol 1 (small cube) - $40 Beatles - The Capitol Albums Vol 2 (small cube, corrected reissue) - $40 **SOLD** Bob Dylan - The Original Mono Recordings (9cd) (some glue marks and two small tears where the glue was on the bottom of the outer box)- $65 **SOLD** Pentangle/Bert Jansch - Pentangling (3cd) - $35 Chris Rea - The Return of the Fabulous Hofner Bluenotes (two 10" plus 3 cds) - $25
  9. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Yankees looked fantastic in the series at Houston. Will be a very interesting playoff series, assuming nothing squirrely happens and they both get in. Astros are playing the Dbacks right now. Gerrit Cole has 16 strikeouts through 8 innings, a career high (and matching the MLB high this season I believe). And the Dbacks put in Daniel Descalso to pitch, with one out in the 9th, after playing third base the entire game. I guess they're trying to save their bullpen for the rest of the series. edit - game's over, Cole pitched a 1 hit shutout with 16 strikeouts. Not a shabby way to start May. And yes, I miss Matthew as well, both here and on Facebook (where he also disappeared). Always enjoyed chatting with him about music, sports, and life in general.
  10. Happy birthday king ubu!

    Happy Birthday, Flurin! Cheers!
  11. Happy Birthday AGGIE!

    Thanks gents (and Buzz)!!!
  12. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Good info on the VPN stuff, thanks. I'm not a season ticket holder, but we do go to our share of Hooks games. They're a blast! Right now Yuli Gurriel has been playing for the Hooks, before he returns to the Astros. Unfortunately the first few games have been on the road, so I haven't seen him yet. First home game isn't until the 12th. The current Hooks team also includes Jon Singleton, who's had issues but has been on the Astros rosters a few times. And Ryne Birk, who I've followed since his days at Texas A&M. And one of the players with probably the biggest potential to move up is 1B Yordan Alvarez - keep an eye out for him.
  13. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    If you have T-Mobile for your cell service, they offer you MLB.TV for free each year (though there is a window to subscribe to MLBTV each time, and if you miss it you're out of luck I guess - this year it ended on April 2nd). I'm a long time Astros fan. The thing that sucks about MLBTV from my experience is that because I am considered to be in the Houston Astros tv market, I am not able to watch Astros games on MLBTV. But the Astros games (shown on AT&T Sportsnet Southwest) are not available on either of the two cable company's channel lineups for Corpus Christi, so I am not able to watch them on tv or on MLBTV either. So I get to watch Rangers games on Fox Sports Southwest, even though they're 8+ hours away by car, versus 3 for the Astros. Anyway, T-Mobile might be a cheaper alternative for you in the future, potentially.
  14. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    I don't recall. People watch so much content online today (versus exclusively on tv) that it makes sense that tv channels have jumped onboard (HBO, ESPN, etc) with online programming. It also makes sense that successful websites like FB and Twitter would also be trying to reach the same customers who will watch live sports online. I think that's a growing platform, unlike cable/satellite tv.
  15. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Twitter has also shown live sports. They, like Facebook, are interested in the eyeballs on their sites. It's really no different than watching ESPN channels online, as a consumer. Actually it's better, in the sense that it costs you nothing, unlike watching ESPN online. Other than having a FB or Twitter account, but nothing as far as a monthly fee, like ESPN (which you get when you have ESPN through your cable/satellite provider etc).