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Old 01-24-2009, 05:22 PM   #41
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By the way, Oldbabe, is your avatar a picture of you? The lady really rocks white hair!

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Old 01-24-2009, 06:45 PM   #42
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Retail stores aren't the only ones in trouble. My partner and I went to dinner last night; we had a gift certificate that was about to expire. She called to make a reservation and they laughed and said we wouldn't need one.

They were right. When we left, around 6:30pm there was still hardly anyone there or anyone in the restaurant a block away. Two years ago, both restaurants would have been packed.

Went to lunch today (Saturday) about 1:45pm at Sizzler and the place was packed. Almost had to wait for a table to be cleared before we could sit down. It was crazy busy. The 2:50 movie was packed too (Paul Blart Mall Cop - 2 stars out of 5)
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At one time (pre ER) I was really into clothes. Loved it back in the 60's when I spent a lot of time in men's clothing stores looking at suits. My favorite clothing item was shoes. Had to be Floreshime Imperials or Allen Edmonds. Last year, I'll bet I didn't spend $100 on clothes. My favorite store now is "Just for Men", a consignment shop. They only take in the best, everything must be laundered or drycleaned. Buy all my golf clothes there. Lot of stuff has never been worn. Check your yellow pages and see if you have anything like it in your neighborhood. Always know that if I have to travel up North for a funeral or such, I'm heading for the consignment shop.
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I tried on an Armani suit Thursday in Nordstrom-$1995. I was so beautiful I almost kissed myself but $2000 is kind of high. especially after this last year.

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After this year you can probably find lots of Armani suits on ebay .
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At the mall a couple of days ago I noticed that three stores, including the one I was headed to (Ritz camera to get some film developed) were closed. Had to take it to WalMart.

I suppose it's time I broke down and bought a digital camera.
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I suppose it's time I broke down and bought a digital camera.

For 35mm, we've used these folks for years and always had good results:

www.yorkphoto.com

Can only speak to our own experience, of course. But we've always been happy. Turnaround time by mail is one week, and they send you e-mails when your films are received/sent out.

We find that digital and 35mm each have their own advantages.

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We just bought a toolchest/drawer top set and full mechanic's tool set from Sears. I hope they survive. Craftsmen tools rule!
are you serious?

Handtools should last no matter what...especially those with no moving parts. beyond that, i think sears sucks!

Anything with a motor and craftsman logo is junk. had a craftsman mower-trash. riding mower- trash. elec leaf blower - trash. i even broke a <3 yr old craftsman ratchet...the ratchet part fell apart. what a turd.
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are you serious?

Handtools should last no matter what...especially those with no moving parts. beyond that, i think sears sucks!

Anything with a motor and craftsman logo is junk. had a craftsman mower-trash. riding mower- trash. elec leaf blower - trash. i even broke a <3 yr old craftsman ratchet...the ratchet part fell apart. what a turd.
I've had great results with the Craftsman 19.2V rechargeable tools. Two drills, two trim saws, a scroll saw, a shop light, stapler/brad driver, and a reciprocating saw. They are reasonably priced (if you buy them on sale in a 2-4 tool kit) and they have stood up well to hard use. I have never had one die. The reciprocating saw is a monster, and has done jobs that would normally call for a small chain saw. No, they aren't Milwaukee, but they are as good as the Dewalt or Rigid brand, far better than B&D or the generics. Unlike other brands and voltages that have been abandoned, Sears has been supporting the 19.2V line for a long time, and they keep bringing out more. Best news was that last year they came out with 19.2V Lithium ion batteries that fit the present tools, so now I can upgrade from NiCd to the new battery technology without buying entirely new tools. These tools have been great.
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I've had great results with the Craftsman 19.2V rechargeable tools. Two drills, two trim saws, a scroll saw, a shop light, stapler/brad driver, and a reciprocating saw. They are reasonably priced (if you buy them on sale in a 2-4 tool kit) and they have stood up well to hard use. I have never had one die. The reciprocating saw is a monster, and has done jobs that would normally call for a small chain saw. No, they aren't Milwaukee, but they are as good as the Dewalt or Rigid brand, far better than B&D or the generics. Unlike other brands and voltages that have been abandoned, Sears has been supporting the 19.2V line for a long time, and they keep bringing out more. Best news was that last year they came out with 19.2V Lithium ion batteries that fit the present tools, so now I can upgrade from NiCd to the new battery technology without buying entirely new tools. These tools have been great.
I have a 35 year old Craftsman 10" table saw, and it has been used a lot. I have a 1/2 drill the same age, still vg.

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things are really bad in retail if they can't run profitably hanging on to Obama's coattails.
Nice suits.

I'm just glad Obama doesn't favor Hartmarx's Sansabelt pants, one of those 1970's fashion highlights that I hope will never be coming back into style.

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I've had great results with the Craftsman 19.2V rechargeable tools.
Best news was that last year they came out with 19.2V Lithium ion batteries that fit the present tools, so now I can upgrade from NiCd to the new battery technology without buying entirely new tools. These tools have been great.
You know, I don't even have a suite of battery-operated tools, and now I find myself lusting after a reason to buy some.

BTW our local Inter-Island Solar Supply store sells Staber washing machines...
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You know, I don't even have a suite of battery-operated tools, and now I find myself lusting after a reason to buy some.
I am going to show some rare personal restraint and let this slow pitch go right over
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however, some of the other gals might take a swing...
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Guess my mind is unusually virtuous today, freebird, because I was thinking, "Because you are a landlord?"
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Ok, somebody reel me back in...back on topic...Retailers...Sears might sink...Craftsman and battery operated power tools...
yes of course. I've had a full assortment for years.
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I suppose it's time I broke down and bought a digital camera.

For 35mm, we've used these folks for years and always had good results:

www.yorkphoto.com

Thanks for the referral, I'll try them next time. I took a bunch of photos of the new motorcycle and will post some when I get them.

At the moment it's snowing outside, the bike is in the shed with a cover over it, and the battery is in the basement on a trickle charger.
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so if our socks get knocked off, can we get knocked up ?
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