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Dirigo_Ad_LucemFinally took the autumn ride

First I cleaned the Miata really well. I did the uhpholstery on the seat, vacuumed the passenger and trunk and then washed it and then detailed the tires so it was looking good.

We took a 50 mile round trip. It was not sunny and the leaves did not really “pop” but still it was a pleasure.

1990 Miata. What a great car. Older than my children and it still works.

Oh how I rue the day I have to put it in the garage for the winter hibernation! 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemNovember - paid another 500 towards principal

I figure that I’m earning next to nothing on my money and inflation is still eating it up so why not just throw it into something tangible? 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemContinued to do situps - still stuck at 30

Will increase frequency and hope to complete 50 by Mid-November 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemWeek 10 - WEAP

Charity this week goes to WEAP the former WDUQ who brings us NPR and more. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemWeek 8 - Dereck Kotecki Memorial Fund

On October 13 2011 Officer Kotecki was the first to arrive at a scene where he found David Post, a fugitive who was suicidal and violent and had a “heroin habit.” Post shot the officer in the abdomen and head. He tried to flee but by that time realized he could not escape and was surrounded. He shot at another officer before being shot and killed.

Officer Kotecki leaves behind a wife and two sons 13 and 11.

This week’s charity for obvious reasons goes to the Memorial Fund of Officer Kotecki.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11287/1182009-59.stm 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemMy pizza

leave about two extra inches of dough on the outside. then spoon some ricotta mixed with egg and perhaps some cooked crumbled sausage or some carmelized onions and then fold the crust over this. When you bake it the pizza is part pizza and part calzone. I’ve been doing this for thirty years… longer than pizza hut.

this is a really great dish either for when you meet your prince, or have amazing lesbian sex, or both. 2 years ago


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Dirigo_Ad_LucemFinished HP2

enjoyable. holds up on re-reading. a great secondary book to read and a frequent relief from other “more weighty” books. Dobby lives. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemWeek 7 Charity - University Of Maine

My alma mater. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemGot my tickets. October 15th

I’m going to Hockey Night in Pittsburgh. October 15th. 7PM. Vs. Buffalo. Maybe this will be Crosby’s first game back? Go Pens. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemImproving

Went to the range today and shot another 100 rounds. Figured out these things:

1. What the little things are on the sights and how to line them up so that my bullets go where I want them to go.
2. How to tell if there is a bullet in the chamber and how to eject it if it does not work.
3. Shooting is like guitar: anyone can do it but few can do it well. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemGot my Bass!

I bought a used Ibanez bass for 100 dollars. I ordered Bass Guitar for dummies. I have to figure out how to amplify it with the computer. 2 years ago


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Dirigo_Ad_LucemTarget shooting with the Mark 3

I went with a friend to an indoor range and fired off the first 100 rounds with the Mark 3 Ruger. I’m a long way from being a marksman but at least I feel competent loading, checking, clearing and cleaning. I hope to go again tomorrow. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemOne step closer to hockey

I spoke to my BIL yesterday and he’s asking about tickets and I reiterated my wishlist. I asked for two seats for two games. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemCharity - Week 6 - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Working on goal of giving charity each week for 43 weeks and this is week 6. This week’s charity is the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, in honor of the Jewish New Year. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemWeek 5 - Brother's Brother Foundation

Pittsburgh based and global in impact. They have a very high ratio of funds used for services and very low administrative costs. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemCharity Given Week 4 - Habitat for Humanity

One of my favorite charities. They help to build houses for the poor. The poor help to build their own houses. How cool is that? 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemChanged the first two bulbs

Costco had LED bulbs for 10 dollars each and I was really impressed with the first two. I plan to change two a month until the price drops below 5 dollars a bulb and then I will change them en masse. They are cheap to run and should last years. By the way. You MUST hold onto the UPC code from the package and the original receipt to make a warranty claim if they fail in less than three years. For ten dollars a bulb these suckers had better last that long. 2 years ago


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Dirigo_Ad_LucemCharity Given - Week 3 NY Police and Fire Widows and Childrens' Benefit Fund

New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund
767 Fifth Avenue; Rm 2621
New York | NY | 10153

A worthy cause at a topical time 2 years ago


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Dirigo_Ad_LucemUp to the Rogue Bludger in HP2

Going kind of slowly because I’m reading another book simultaneously. 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemIdentified games and gave my list to a season ticket holder

He said he can reserve some of these so we should be set. Go Pens! 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemUp to 3 sets of ten situps

Back still tends to tighten but later in the sets. Trying hard to not strain as I do this 2 years ago


Dirigo_Ad_LucemFinished with the challenge

It was o.k. It got old after a while. 2 years ago


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