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  1. Dejan Corovic

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    Wow, you found that bent tree. I remember watching a documentary about these bent trees on YT. Apparently Red Indians were bending them when young for some practical reason, I forgot which.
     
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  2. The shadow

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    Today is the last day of summer vacation for the kids.
    Most start school virtually. Samantha passed her test and will start 1st grade in person (grades k 1,2and 3 are in person.)
    Kate told us she decided agenst doing her art project as the guy who was doing the photos was in her words "a perv"
    Debbie misses cheerleading. A sad loss of covid 19
    Ian realised that he can't be a MBL player and a marine and will have to choose.
     
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  3. nivek

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    Here's the forest I was thinking about, it's in Poland @Zeke and its unknown how or why they were bent...

    The Crooked Forest

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  4. coubob

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    Thats what i was thinking cause they are all over oklahoma . there is one behind my house except the bend is at the top of a couple big trees next to one anouther. I keep expecting mothman to land on it.
     
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  5. Dejan Corovic

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    I remember watching that documentary about these trees. Indians would tie them up with ropes while they are young to force them to grow in arc. Then they cut them and used for some practical purpose, maybe to make sleds pulled by horses?

    That same technique of tying up young trees with strings to manage their shape was used in Japan for centuries and is now known worldwide as Bonsai.

    You can bend a young tree in your back garden just so you have a conversation starter when you invite people for barbicue :)
     
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  6. nivek

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    It's my dog Kobi's birthday today, he's the same age as me this year...

    Here's what he's eating for dinner tonight...

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  7. coubob

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    We got our dog a few cans of this at $3 a can. We tend to get cheap stuff and throw in good one every 3 days or so. Ki bet my dog would luv that stuff she is so finicky
     

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  8. nivek

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    Yeah the can I showed cost $3.19, he doesn't eat that brand of food every day, probably twice a week...Mainly I feed him different flavours of Blue Buffalo dog food dry and canned varieties...It's good quality food and a pretty fair price IMO...

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  9. coubob

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    I had new front rotors and brakes put on the towncar today with a new muffler. $$Ka-ching$$ was gonna anouther cheap car but, guess were fixing this one up now,ugh at least this car has been dependable just needs things here and there,
     
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  10. nivek

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    Today I paid off the last debt I owned money on, now its just regular utility and insurance bills and miscellaneous small bills...

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  11. nivek

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    I went ahead and got a new phone today, the first time in at least five years, ugh I hate going through the process of setting it all up putting my apps back on...I guess that's why I wait so long before I get a new phone LOL...

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  12. nivek

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    They make phones taller now too, wish they were a little wider though like the old Notes were...

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  13. nivek

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    I spent a good part of the afternoon cleaning and detaining my car inside and out, it needed a good wax too, looks shiny again lol...That pic is in a parking lot in town earlier today after I was finished...

    Strange thing occurred when I was leaving town today...I was on the main road and a beat up old red pickup truck was about to turn off the main road behind me in another lane and suddenly he gases the truck and gets up behind me rather quickly, I was watching this in my rear view mirror...He then raises up in his seat and snaps a picture of my license plate, follows behind me a couple blocks more before turning off on as quickly as he jumped behind me...I was ahead of him by then and went in home, but that bothers me, why would he snap a pic of my tag, is he planning some robberies around here and going to try to find my address from the license plate?...I don't know...

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  14. coubob

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    I had to get me a new phone the 3rd, after i smashed mine, it flew apart in 4 different pieces, the back cover, battery, the glass touchscreen, than the inside. I charged the new one thursday night and it just now had to be charged again, don`t care for the google assistant i turned it off. i never been good with phones, i just now figured out how to get to the screen to close all open apps.
    Out of the 4 lemon larry seeds only one made it to seedling, the others are still hiding in the dirt after i sprouted them all, I have me a good grow light, could get a better one but i`m holding out till its necessary.
    Did something to my upperback between my shoulder blades, it really sucks, especially now the damn cars air bags on the back took a shit, after i had new rotors and pads put on the front, with a new muffler. riding axle is a no fun in a 5 ton lincoln, gonna change it over to springs very soon i hope.
     
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  15. coubob

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    30 years ago yesterday. R.I.P Dad
     
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  16. Standingstones

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    Load the shotgun.
     
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  17. Standingstones

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    Initially, all my phones and tablets were under the Android system. As time went on I moved over to the Apple system. I did like Android but Apple had many more apps. I sometimes wonder if I made a big mistake going to Apple.
     
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  18. Toroid

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    Do you have any bumper stickers or symbols on the rear of your vehicle?
     
  19. nivek

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    None, I don't put that sort of stuff on my vehicles...

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  20. pigfarmer

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    Weird. What could you actually do with someone's license plate #? Wouldn't you need the police to resolve that to an address or is that something you can pay a few bucks for online?
     
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