Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:36 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:36 am linkquote
BVBob wrote:
My neighbor across the street that refuses to stop feeding the wild Canada geese... They are pooping everywhere and waking up the entire neighborhood. (The geese, not the neighbor). They are filthy, dirty animals. I'm at a loss... Most everyone is complaining to me since I live across from them. The wife feels sorry for the geese and the husband listens to her every command. We chase them back into their yard but that only lasts for a short time.... Ideas?

Bob
Similar goose issue here in NEO. Neighbor does not feed the geese but even he refers to his wife as "the tree hugger". It is her implied threat to notify the authorities which prevents the wholesale slaughter of these rats with wings via gun play.

We have tried everything - from a screaming Mrs. CLE running around in her bathrobe to strafing them with a water pellet gun. The most effective thing we have found (although it only seems to keep them away for 2 - 3 days) is jumping on my Metropolitan and zooming back and forth through the flock with the horn blaring…. As the geese are usually discovered in my yard early, say around 5:30 - 6:00 am, I also get the added pleasure of waking "the tree hugger" who prevents us from truly resolving the issue.

I guess I have no real solution to offer, but I feel better after each incident.

Chris from CLE
Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:40 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:40 am linkquote
Does anyone have a badly behaved dog with zero recall ?

Just sayin.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:29 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:29 am linkquote
BVBob wrote:
My neighbor across the street that refuses to stop feeding the wild Canada geese... They are pooping everywhere and waking up the entire neighborhood. (The geese, not the neighbor). They are filthy, dirty animals. I'm at a loss... Most everyone is complaining to me since I live across from them. The wife feels sorry for the geese and the husband listens to her every command. We chase them back into their yard but that only lasts for a short time.... Ideas?

Bob
My uncle had similar issue. He solved it by trapping the geese, butcher them (no guns) and filling the freezer. He told the neighbor that as long as there was free food (geese) he would be catching it and eating. So if you know someone who likes to hunt and eat birds, give him a call. First check what is legal in your area.

Note. Where he lived there was no law against catching wild birds within town limits, but he had to do this during hunting season.

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:41 am linkquote
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:58 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:58 am linkquote

Thats a thing?
Is it just a fancy potato gun without the potatoes?
Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:33 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:33 am linkquote
Guy from down the street just came up again with his dog. This seems to really be working. He chases them out of the neighborhood and they don't come back for the day. Hopefully he'll continue to do this and the geese will get the message. The folks that were feeding them have also seemed to have stopped. Would love to know we hat prompted that. I think it was my tirade Saturday morning...

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:35 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:35 am linkquote
It was prompted by loneliness.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:33 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:33 am linkquote
I received the letter on Friday.

I opened it, saw that there were newspaper clippings in it, and assumed it was my grandmother's obituary, so I set it aside to read later.

On Saturday evening I finally got around to checking it. It wasn't the obituary. The cartoons were passive-aggressive in nature. I looked at the letter and saw that it started with the line, "We all make decisions in our lives..." and decided I wasn't in the mood to read about him berating my weight. He and I have had discussions (started with a letter from him) in the past about my health/weight/lifestyle. At that time I asked if he thought we sat around eating Fritos dipped in marshmallow fluff (something I'd never had at the time I asked). So as I said, I wasn't in the mood to read it, so I set it aside.

On Sunday I finally took it out and started to read it. He is very verbose, and tends to ramble. I got the gist of what he was saying and skimmed it. Yes, he's concerned. Yes, he cares. But he hasn't asked anything about how we live. He's making assumptions about us based on one data point: my weight when he saw me last month.

And about that visit. I went straight to his house when I arrived in Madison. He had dinner ready for me. He didn't ask if I was hungry, he just made it and expected me to eat it. Every time I went by his place on that visit (I stayed at my brother's house), he offered me food. I declined every time. He and my step-mom took me out to see a band they liked one night, and we ate dinner at the bar. We ordered the same burgers, and we both ate the same amount. I had a few beers, while he didn't, because he gave up drinking after his heart surgery. At the cookout on the 3rd, he ate more than I did.

There are many factors that contribute to my weight, what I eat is just one of those factors. Lack of exercise is another. Stress, depression, and low testosterone are three more. He hasn't talked to me about why I've gained weight, he's only made assumptions.

He also has a history of behaving negatively towards overweight people.

Regarding his choice to send a letter, instead of email, phone call, or face-to-face discussion: Years ago, like around 2010 or so, he wrote a series of 3 or 4 letters to my brothers and me. He wrote one letter then photocopied it to send to us all, so we all got the same letter. Each letter was 3-6 sheets of paper, written on both sides. Unless things have changed in the last decade, I don't believe any of us have read any of them. I started to read the first one, then realized a couple of paragraphs in that it was going to get extremely deep, so I set it aside to read when I wasn't tired. Then I forgot about it. Then he sent a second letter. Then the third letter. They're still in a box, waiting for me to read them. I should also mention that he stated in the first letter that he wasn't expecting a response.
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Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:41 am linkquote
He is very verbose and tends to ramble.

Pot and Kettle.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:53 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:53 am linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
He is very verbose and tends to ramble.

Pot and Kettle.


Oh my God man, just quit.

And feel free to never, ever send me a PM again. Zip it.

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:58 am linkquote
Monogodo, to my eyes the letter isn't about someone caring enough about you to try to communicate. The letter is another means of control and diminishment.

Next time you're in Madison let's get together, drink good beer and eat good cheese. I'm not going to suggest the steaks here compare to Texas, but, well, we do have decent fare.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:27 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:27 am linkquote
Dog,

The one common factor in those I know who are older and still physically
active is walking everyday.

In my riding group, Werner Kohler (age 85) finally gave up two wheeling
due to balance issues. He still walks 1-2 miles everyday. Great body weigh and
mental acuity.

Bob Copeland
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:30 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:30 am linkquote
Yes and it's easy on your knees unlike running.

5 to 10 miles a day is my usual.

How's the AK550 checking out ?
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:36 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:36 am linkquote
Bill Dog.

Interestingly, I had to get use to the more powerful two cylinder engine.
My previous Burgman 400 would get up and go, but, the Kymco AK550
was so much more responsive (rocket) in early acceleration.

At first, I was jerky on the accelerator - but have got use to the power
response. Cruising is tremendous - I did take it up 100 mph after the break in.
The lumbar support is not as firm as I like. Something to easily fix.

Kymco has really advanced electronics. Keyless and many functions I have
not yet figured out. I think you can control orbiting space vehicles with this
scoot. Due to the electronics, I plug it into a battery tender if not riding for an
extended period. I think my Dealer installed the remote plug adaptor under
the front of the fairing for battery tending.

I really could have spent the rest of my riding years with the Burgman. I had
the Burgman for 15 years - but wanted to jazz things up and get excited about
a new machine.

Many on this forum would be as pleased as I am with the new 2022 Kymco AK550.

Bob Copeland





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Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:42 am linkquote
Glad you like it Rob.

That thing's a digital missile.

Ride safe and don't worry, the Burgman had a brilliant adventure plus an amazing send off and thank you so much for maintaining it so well.

I have a lot to thank you for as it remained bullet proof throughout the ride.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:53 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:53 am linkquote
I'm officially the crazy old guy on the street... The missus (of the neighbor feeding them) put out bird seed some time this morning... I went out and bought firecrackers.... I then went out to the porch and tested them out when they started coming up my lawn.... they work!!! Im going to share these with the neighbors. Maybe the idiots feeding them will stop once they see this going on.

Bob
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:55 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:55 am linkquote
He's as mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore !

I love it.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:24 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:24 am linkquote
I wanted Bill Dog to mention it first. Yes, he bought my beloved Burman 400
and shipped it to California in contemplation of a West coast to East coast ride.

You can catch a glimps of my first favorite blue scoot on this forum on the
"The GoPam and Beardie Show" (2368 Views). I did notice Bill took the
the Ferrari emblem stickers off both sides of the front fairing.

Dog, you are definitely a "character" that I have had the good opportunity
to know. This is just the tip of the iceberg - I expect there are a gaggle of
back stories about "Bill Dog". Old poker saying, "He keeps his cards close
to his vest".

Bob Copeland
Frostbite Falls Minnesota



Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:33 am

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:33 am linkquote
You'll have to forgive for me for the sticker removal Rob. I just thought that it looked cleaner without them.

3889 miles of trouble free scootering ( much of it at 75 mph ) with only a bulb and an oil change to its name.

I'd recommend the 400 to anybody if you felt the desire to tour on one.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:22 pm

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:22 pm linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
Yes and it's easy on your knees unlike running.

5 to 10 miles a day is my usual.
It's great you can fit that in with your 40 hr work week Bill.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:24 pm

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:24 pm linkquote
Work ? I don't work.

Weekends are free though for those with a schedule.

Losing weight is easy. Eat less, exercise more and get used to feeling hungry.
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:58 pm

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Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:58 pm linkquote
One of my very cynical Vespa rider group said yesterday that he had recently got rid of 65kg of excess weight...


He got divorced.
Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:25 am

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Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:25 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Next time you're in Madison let's get together, drink good beer and eat good cheese. I'm not going to suggest the steaks here compare to Texas, but, well, we do have decent fare.
I know how this is going to sound based on what I've been posting about, but here goes:

Y'all have fried cheese curds. And regular cheese curds. And cheese.

Did I mention you have lots of cheese?

I'm not a big steak eater, but I did have some very good burgers during my last visit.

And since my older brother is a beer snob, I had some very good beers while up there.

I'd love to meet up for beer & conversation next time I'm up, whenever that might be.

And if you're ever in the Dallas/Ft Worth/North Texas area, let me know.
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:12 am

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Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:12 am linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
Monogodo, to my eyes the letter isn't about someone caring enough about you to try to communicate. The letter is another means of control and diminishment.

Next time you're in Madison let's get together, drink good beer and eat good cheese. I'm not going to suggest the steaks here compare to Texas, but, well, we do have decent fare.
Did someone say cheese?
Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:21 am

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Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:21 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Did someone say cheese?
Did someone say beer?

Chris from CLE
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Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:28 am linkquote
I found out today that you can have a dental bridge fitted for exactly the same cost as a used Suzuki Burgman.
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:04 pm

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Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:04 pm linkquote
Just found out that Mr. Goose feeder fell off his bicycle and broke 5 ribs.... Guess he won't be feeding them for awhile. The missus still might...Mr. mean dog walker has been doing a bang up job... I've only used one firecracker so far. No longer pissed off... Ready for the long holiday weekend!!! Wife is planning scooter adventures.

Bob
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Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:12 pm linkquote
I'm of the belief that there is a divine entity who will on occasion step in and put things right.
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:12 am

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Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:12 am linkquote
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I'm of the belief that there is a divine entity who will on occasion step in and put things right.
A moderator will be along shortly.
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Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:00 pm linkquote
Talking of moderating - I've been very reluctant to go over to Smart Metering no matter how many times my supplier reminds me of the benefits of having one.

Now I know why -

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/colorado-utility-company-locks-22000-thermostats-in-90-degree-weather-due-energy-emergency
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Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:04 pm linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
Talking of moderating - I've been very reluctant to go over to Smart Metering no matter how many times my supplier reminds me of the benefits of having one.

Now I know why -

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/colorado-utility-company-locks-22000-thermostats-in-90-degree-weather-due-energy-emergency
The dystopian future has arrived.
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Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:06 pm linkquote
You know when you just get a funny feeling about something but you can't explain what it is ?

I feel a little vindicated.
Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:54 pm

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Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:54 pm linkquote
fucking paypal

they just changed the sign in so the pin that they send you CANT BE COPY AND PASTED FROM MESSAGES INTO THE BLOODY WEB FORM

friggn idiots
Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:23 am

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Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:23 am linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
You know when you just get a funny feeling about something but you can't explain what it is ?

I feel a little vindicated.
They've been pushing folks in my area to do the same.

I will be mindful. I will set timers to conserve energy. I will enroll in a plan that saves me money for charging my EV off peak hours. But I will not allow the power company to control the temperature of my home.

It will be interesting the first time somebody's grandmother dies because they couldn't turn on their AC.
Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:28 am

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Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:28 am linkquote
And another thing. Back pain.

I do not have a bad back. I do not have back "problems". At 53 yo and 170lbs I am not carrying much extra weight.

Yesterday, whilst cleaning the dining room, I was wiping the table when I leaned over to scoot one of the chairs in. I felt it happen.

It wasn't a searing, drop to my knees pain, but I knew something slipped.

I'm functional today, but the pain level is dependent on several factors and it hurts. I've done this maybe three times in my lifetime and I know it will be gone in a matter of days, but wow.

I really sympathize with anyone who lives with chronic pain.
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Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:48 am linkquote
When the nice lady from the power company asked me why I was reluctant to have one I asked her do I actually "have" to have one.

She said No. I said in that case please stop asking me to.
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:46 pm

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1573
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1573
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:46 pm linkquote
Local real estate "teams" dropping advertising in the letterbox telling me all about the recent local sales. If and when I have any urge to sell my place, firstly I will suppress it, and if unable to, I will choose who gets to market it. Just leave me alone!
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:23 am

eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18631
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeee-bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 18631
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:23 am linkquote
The cyclist who kept ringing his little bell at me so I'd make room for him on the sidewalk.

Use the road like you're supposed to buddy.

Didn't budge.
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:17 am

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1766
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1766
Location: Central New York
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:17 am linkquote
This morning it's finally figuring out something that was keeping me awake in the middle of the night!

I have to sleep or at least try to sleep with a Bi pap machine. Once in awhile, especially in humid weather, it will get condensation in the hose that causes a dripping/clicking like sound. I was thinking that's what I was hearing at 2 am last night and could not get it to stop even with machine shut off. Actually got up and spent some time in another room.

Came back to bedroom and did not hear the noise and did manage to get some sleep without the machine. Then this morning at 5:30 am woke up again and the noise was back. Wife also got up and just by chance asked if I had any idea what made the dripping sound with awning window open on bedroom, she had heard it before.

Now that everyone was awake and I could wander around the house I was able to figure out the noise was coming from out side. So I grabbed a flashlight and rain coat as it was raining and went out to see what I could find. Took a bit of time walking around the end of house and the barn/storage building near the bedroom end of house.

Well finally was able to trace it down to a scrap piece of landscape cloth that was laying on top of a cement block just under the eve of the barn/storage building. It was laying across one of the holes in the cement block and acting like a small drum and each time a drop of rain off the roof hit it it made the taping sound. No rain or harder rain and it would not be heard, but just a nice light misty rain was the key to it being annoying as hell!
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:15 pm

Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2136
Location: Adelaide
 
Ossessionato
Medley 150
Joined: 02 Jul 2016
Posts: 2136
Location: Adelaide
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:15 pm linkquote
Put my jeans in the washing machine. Forgot about the folded A4 paper in the back pocket. Now the whole load is full of snow flakes.
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