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Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:48 pm
by christianrock
I'm going to Brazil today... see y'all in about a month :wave:

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus!*

And a Happy New Year to everyone!

(* hopefully at least one of those applies to you guyz)

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:59 pm
by selfinflikted
Merry Christmas CR! Hope you have a great trip!

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:16 pm
by ElectricPuppy
Merry Christmas, CR! Enjoy, have fun, may your flights be on time and uneventful!

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:36 pm
by Plink Floyd
Enjoy, CR! I'll bet you're glad you didn't plan to fly out on Sunday* lol.

*ATL was broken on Sunday.

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 am
by ClavAnother
What the hell happened??



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Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:02 pm
by soundwave106
Today's high is expected to be 77 degrees here in Tampa.

Nice day for a walk in the park!

:cool:

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:59 pm
by Plink Floyd
soundwave106 wrote:Today's high is expected to be 77 degrees here in Tampa.

Nice day for a walk in the park!

Well, just watch out for alligaters. & snakes & bugs.

So there.

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:54 pm
by soundwave106
Plink Floyd wrote:Well, just watch out for alligaters. & snakes & bugs.


But insects that look like they were designed to be some End Level Boss in a video game are what makes life in da swamps fun!

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Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:33 pm
by Purity_Control
Forecast here today says 4 celcius.... 4 celcius my arse, there was a frost down still at 11am!

Warning of yellow snow for tomorrow. :freak:

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm
by MetroSonus
Well I'm back.. :wave:

I hate to say, I don't think I had a moment of free time over my break. I worked half days Dec 18th - 22nd, crashed into christmas and new years.. the down time I got was spent laid out on the couch trying to recoup. ugh..

However, we spent plenty of time with family and went to orlando, out to new Smyrna by daytona to see some family.. busy busy.

I hope your holidays and new years was good !!

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:32 pm
by gregwar
i hear u metrar. the gf and i each had a week off on separate weeks. we both felt there was very little time to ourselves as with so much fam, prep, etc

i guess that is just the reality of holidaze and first world problems lol

in other news i am eating a salad and someone has brought loud roasted chicken smells to the lunch room and now my salad tastes like roasted chickens!

:wave:

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:02 pm
by MetroSonus
That's me too.. salad and grilled chicken. I promised today was the day I was back on my diet. Says the man who is going to go home and bake a cheesecake tonight

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:00 pm
by christianrock
Speaking of bugs. It seems like all 3 of my sons were bitten by brown spiders while down in Brazil. The older has already recovered, the two younger ones still have wounds that are being treated (theirs could be something else though - it's hard to tell but it doesn't have the same pattern). The older one was most likely a brown spider because the center was starting to become black along with the skin around it, in shapes that are usually spider bites and are a sign of impending necrosis :eek: Thankfully, the medication works very well.

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:04 pm
by ElectricPuppy
Yeesh! That's scary! I'm glad to hear the meds work quickly.

The more you know: Brown spider make lousy pets. 0/10, do not want.

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:19 pm
by christianrock
ElectricPuppy wrote:Yeesh! That's scary! I'm glad to hear the meds work quickly.

The more you know: Brown spider make lousy pets. 0/10, do not want.


Yes. Nuke them from orbit.

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:20 pm
by soundwave106
christianrock wrote:The older one was most likely a brown spider because the center was starting to become black along with the skin around it, in shapes that are usually spider bites and are a sign of impending necrosis :eek: Thankfully, the medication works very well.


These spiders? Yikes!

Luckily, most Florida spiders aren't terribly venomous (the widow spiders are the big huge exception, but they aren't as bad as those guys above). The weird looking spiny orb weaver above is not an issue.

The most "impressive" spider around here is the golden silk orb weaver -- more for the fact that it builds these massive webs (can be 2-3 feet wide). Their bite is reportedly annoying but not fatal. More of an issue is that if you go out walking in the woods on a trail with little traffic, it's good to bring a hiking stick and sharp eyes, as running into those webs is not going to be fun...

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:38 pm
by christianrock
When I went to the rest room in the middle of the night, I found one crawling towards our room (and killed it). It looked like this:

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Now looking at pictures of bites, all my kids were bitten by them, each at least twice. The wound would have kept growing unless medicated - possibly until death, since the wound seems to never stop growing if left alone.

In some places it says these spiders aren't aggressive, but they must have all bitten my kids while they were asleep, on a mattress on the floor. We were on a bed so it's probably not quite as easy for them to climb that...

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:44 pm
by selfinflikted
You guize. F that. We have enough dangerous spiders in Lower Alabamaâ„¢. I'm never going to another country that has more of them. NOPENOPENOPE

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:47 pm
by selfinflikted
soundwave106 wrote:These spiders? Yikes!


DUDE. NOE.

WTF is that EVEN?

soundwave106 wrote:Luckily, most Florida spiders aren't terribly venomous (the widow spiders are the big huge exception, but they aren't as bad as those guys above). The weird looking spiny orb weaver above is not an issue.


We have black and brown widow spiders ALL AROUND my house and neighborhood. I KILL THEM FAST.

soundwave106 wrote:The most "impressive" spider around here is the golden silk orb weaver -- more for the fact that it builds these massive webs (can be 2-3 feet wide). Their bite is reportedly annoying but not fatal. More of an issue is that if you go out walking in the woods on a trail with little traffic, it's good to bring a hiking stick and sharp eyes, as running into those webs is not going to be fun...


Their webs are STRONG, too. If you run through one, you DEFINITELY know it and I feel like Neo when I do because I download and learn ALL the kung fu's. All of them. I also become nekkid with a quickness, and I don't care who's around.

Re: Les Holidays

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:59 pm
by ElectricPuppy
We have golden orb weavers here, too. I can vouch for the strength and size of their webs, I've walked through plenty. We also have the lovely Black Widow. No, not the yummy ScarJo flavor, but the AUGH GET AWAY flavor.