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Old 12-29-2017, 01:05 PM   #3976
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:40 PM   #3977
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:31 AM   #3978
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:47 PM   #3979
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:49 PM   #3980
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I have five published stories. At this moment, all of their vote counts end in six: 236, 746, 76, 116, and 286. Weird. What are the odds?
(Rhetorical question. Please don't do the math.)
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:16 PM   #3981
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Why is Florida being so cold? It dropped down into the 30s Fahrenheit two nights in a row and my office doesn't have working heat so I am wearing my leather jacket all day long...
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Why is Florida being so cold? It dropped down into the 30s Fahrenheit two nights in a row and my office doesn't have working heat so I am wearing my leather jacket all day long...
I'd say go home, Thee, but NJ's even colder!
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:52 PM   #3983
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Why is Florida being so cold? It dropped down into the 30s Fahrenheit two nights in a row and my office doesn't have working heat so I am wearing my leather jacket all day long...
I'm tempted to say you should ask your Presidential advisers about the confusion about 'Global Warming', but this may only get you a political diatribe.
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Incident at Cemetery Junction.
" Pest Control."
"Mavis's Car Trip."
"Norman-the-dragon. "
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:28 PM   #3984
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I just found out my motorbike has a new owner. Perhaps it was real love—a garage door, the steering lock and a thick chain couldn’t stop them from running away together. Who needs keys these days...

I wish my bike many miles of cruising in the sun—the new owner, not so much…
Just got a police-call. They found a motorbike that matched the description. More or less... Frame numbers were filed off, the whole thing (at least the parts that were still there) was painted black.

They sent some pictures and I wish I could tell them that it isn't mine... It's insurance-property now; I wonder how they'll handle this.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:39 PM   #3985
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It's Twelfth Night, the traditional time to take down Christmas decorations. I've just boxed all the lights and put them back in the loft until next Christmas. I went downstairs for a reviving cup of coffee and found a small set of battery operated lights.

They can wait until tomorrow!
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It's Twelfth Night, the traditional time to take down Christmas decorations. I've just boxed all the lights and put them back in the loft until next Christmas. I went downstairs for a reviving cup of coffee and found a small set of battery operated lights.

They can wait until tomorrow!
Yep. That's my Saturday too. Boxing up all the greenery and tinsel. Wow, but there's a lot if it.
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Just got a police-call. They found a motorbike that matched the description. More or less... Frame numbers were filed off, the whole thing (at least the parts that were still there) was painted black.

They sent some pictures and I wish I could tell them that it isn't mine... It's insurance-property now; I wonder how they'll handle this.
Can you buy it from the Insurers ?
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It's Twelfth Night, the traditional time to take down Christmas decorations. I've just boxed all the lights and put them back in the loft until next Christmas. I went downstairs for a reviving cup of coffee and found a small set of battery operated lights.

They can wait until tomorrow!
I just turn off the lights and remove the battery/ies.
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"Mavis's Car Trip."
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" Earth Tremor on Stage ? "
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:06 PM   #3988
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Can you buy it from the Insurers ?
Is it worth it ?
I don't know what is going to happen now. I got the call from the police on Friday evening, so perhaps somewhere next week the Insurers will contact me too.

In my opinion, the motorbike is total loss (value-wise). They took off all the side covers and the mirrors, there is a huge dent in the fuel tank, the fenders are missing, and everything is painted in black.

I do think that, technically, the motorbike it is still okay (but I've only seen some pictures), and I have to admit that the brute look does have some appeal; it's more like a mean looking dirt bike now, instead of the good-looking all-road it used to be. I wouldn't feel bad about taking such a bike off the paved roads into the mud. It would be nice to have such a bike for fun, but I'd rather keep the insurance-money I received.
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I don't know what is going to happen now. I got the call from the police on Friday evening, so perhaps somewhere next week the Insurers will contact me too.

In my opinion, the motorbike is total loss (value-wise). They took off all the side covers and the mirrors, there is a huge dent in the fuel tank, the fenders are missing, and everything is painted in black.

I do think that, technically, the motorbike it is still okay (but I've only seen some pictures), and I have to admit that the brute look does have some appeal; it's more like a mean looking dirt bike now, instead of the good-looking all-road it used to be. I wouldn't feel bad about taking such a bike off the paved roads into the mud. It would be nice to have such a bike for fun, but I'd rather keep the insurance-money I received.
The insurance company most likely considers it a total loss also. They will pay you the value of the bike or rather what they consider the value of the bike. Buying it back as salvage is a whole other story and can be really cheap. I've done this on bikes that i saw on the police recovery lists. As long as the rims are true and the motor runs, it usually doesn't take much to get it street legal again. Even with a salvage title there is money to be made or even a fun bike to ride as you can customize it as you like.

As for the dent in the tank. All it takes to repair is a steel ball that will go in through the filler neck and some patience while you flip the tank around and pop the dent out from the inside. A little dolly hammering and some bondo and paint after that.

I've doubled my money on most of the bikes I messed with even after expenses. A bike junk yard becomes your best friend for parts.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:37 PM   #3990
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Well, the good news is that the paint's dry; I can go upstairs without worry !
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:34 AM   #3991
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That moment when you have submitted something even more different than different, and you anxiously wait until it gets out. Scared how it will be received, especially because it is a part of you.

I must have masochistic tendencies, to submit to ‘Illustrated Poetry’; it seems even harsher than ‘Loving Wives’. Just look at the ratings: nothing above 3.87 for the last 1.5 years; the highest rating in their Hall of Fame: 4.57.

I could still remove it from pending…
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