"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    Your cat is a creature of good taste!
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  2. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    That makes sense (and I certainly don’t want to take the conversation in that direction!) :thumbsup:

    The cat definitely seems unimpressed. :D

    Yeah, I must admit that I’ve done neither of those things. I guess I’ve been hanging out with the wrong Minnesotans.
  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
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  4. Gevonovich


    Jan 17, 2011
    The power is back on ....finally ! It's been out since early morning on the 15th :eek: Got down to high 30s low 40s in ...in the house. Who know what a nighto_O My cat was going crazy :rolleyes: Cell service was out until my phone died....weird
    Having a quick coffee before power goes out again :poop: Sleep who needs sleep. Camp stove ...I wish...thanks for thermal underwear and energy bars. Stove added to the list. Hope the pipes hold :thumbsup: great photo. Here comes the freezing rain
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  5. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Goodness! Charge up the phone while you can! I sure hope your power stays on.
    Mine's been on, but I'm doing what I can to conserve. I'm looking out the window, watching ice build up on the trees and power lines, so I expect even more folks will be dark today.
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  6. Gevonovich


    Jan 17, 2011
    It's charged. Me too the HEB's are empty...I'm told. conserve indeed. Good luck :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::)
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  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good to have you back Gev :) Maybe add a power bank or two to the list too buddy :thumbsup:
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Nothing will sour me on a knife brand faster than a failed locking mechanism.
    Brands that have failed on me include; Rough Ryder, AG Russell, and a couple of higher end Modern Knife Makers.
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  9. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Yikes! I hope the power stays on and you don’t have any more trouble.

    I wonder if the sale of backup generators is going to skyrocket in Texas after this?
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  10. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I'm hoping for the best, including a quick departure of the brutal cold weather, for our Southern Porch Friends!

    Being a Central New Yorker I'm used to some pretty nasty winters, but only the occasional power loss.

    Given the choice I'd take #2
  11. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    What a difference a day makes!

    Today, temps in the lower 30's, and after single digit temps it feels almost balmy out. Just cloudy, but doable. Only problem is now with ice melting, theres a layer of water over sheets of ice. We've been informed by Williamson County that all water has to be boiled now because of problems with the treatment plant. Okay, I can do a pot of tea on the stove, but Karen and Abby need water so I went to HEB. (Local grocery store). Big mistake.

    Most the lights in the store out because of minimum power, only allowed two cases or jugs of water. per customer. Parking lot a sheet of ice, and was semi amused by guy in jacked up Chevy Silverado with big tires slide into a parked car because going to fast to stop/turn. People falling on ice, a general really insane scene. Makes me long for anyplace tropical!

    Tomorrow going up to the low 40's, so we're coming out the other end of it. Time now for a nice warm toddy!
  12. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2016
    While it has not received the publicity of the Texas outage, 250,000 lost power due to a weekend ice storm in the Portland, Oregon area. I am sitting in a motel in Beaverton that still has power and internet while I wait for power to be restored to my home in West Linn. My power went out Saturday morning (about 2:30 AM PST) and is still out. There are downed power lines (and trees, tree limbs, etc.) all over my neighborhood. Power will probably be back on before internet. If you wondering about missing Oregon people on the Forum; this is probably the reason. The ice has melted but it is going to take awhile to get things back to semi-normal.
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  13. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    Wow! And I thought we had it bad, at least our power has been in and out. Good luck to ya, and hang in there!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
  14. Gevonovich


    Jan 17, 2011
    On the list Pal :thumbsup: Thank you
    Much appreciated Barrett :cool::thumbsup: You can bet on it
    Thank you good Sir:):thumbsup: #2 :thumbsup:;)
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  15. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Wow, that's awful! I'm glad you were able to find a motel room! Hope it gets back to normal soon.
  16. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    I hope all you southern folks fare well through this. Sadly, up in NH, things like this happen more than we'd like. We had some doozy ice storms over the years where power was out for multiple weeks. I sure hope you all get back to normal real soon!
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  17. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I'd post a picture of the day here today, but then there would be folks toting pitchforks and torches chasing me.

    Hang in there folks!
    I be sending you warm thoughts.
  18. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    My drive to work last week...Wagonga Inlet Narooma.
    Pitchforks,Torches...aaaah the old abandoned knifeworks....sigh...those were the days...
    Jeez its hot out here today.....
    Thinking of you all and hoping for some blue skies for you.
  19. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

    Apr 24, 2019
    I’m not jealous at all. Really. I’m not. I LIKE shoveling snow. Icy winds are bracing and refreshing....

    Oh, who am I kidding? Thanks for the opportunity to daydream, though!
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  20. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Thanks @Just Tom.
    But dont be fooled...thats real sweat abd grime on my devilishly handsome face...and that lucious blue water is teeming with stingrays sharks and highly toxic blue ringed octopi.. and a seal.
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