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  1. sas's Avatar
    I have assumed you are a man, dither, so not getting hating me. Hmmm.
  2. dither's Avatar
    Mine was a soft-top too.

    I envy you your good fortune sas.

    Cute and hot. I would have hated you for that.
    Updated December 24th, 2017 at 02:16 PM by dither
  3. sas's Avatar
    Actually, we had a 1963 Triumph 4.

    I was married and still finishing college. We lived over an hour away from my college. So when I got to the open road I let 'er go! Got three tickets from same cop, in one year. He was jealous and punished me. I was plenty cute, too, so I know it was the car. When I got stopped in my Malibu I'd get off. That Triumph was worth it. Four on the floor, black with rag top, red leather interior. Together we were hot.
  4. dither's Avatar
    Great post sas, I love the thought but in a car? In your forties? Ouch!
    Your car obviously wasn't a Triumph Herald.

    Also,
    I don't know how the climate is with you guys but with my just being in my room a few hours a day causes so much condensation. I did put a small bed in here once and wood was beginning to rot.

    Sex isn't an issue now thankfully.
  5. sas's Avatar
    Give your wife and her sister your master bedroom. It will be like a college dorm for them. Put a twin bed or futon, in your office for you. If there's a double closet in your cave, put bed there. Just make room there. Have sex in the car (more exciting...my former husband and I did that many times, in garage, when married; once we got caught by cop in adjacent neighborhood late at night...cop saw we had same address and married, we were in our 40s, and let us go, so we used garage) This could be a great win-win. Trust me. Sex in bed is boring. Hope helpful. Sas
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  6. dither's Avatar
    Winston,
    I'm deeply saddened by your post.

    I have my little box-room. I've seen bigger toilets. It's piled high on all four sides with junk but it's MY junk. Not to mention empty Cider bottles and cans. It's my life.

    Our marriage, our life, is nothing to shout about. I'm no super husband but we have a roof bought and paid for. Her "lot", mine too, I concede grudgingly, could be a whole lot worse. She knows it, I think, and so, to her credit, she butts out of my little world.

    Okay, your wife is trying to help, NEEDS to help, one of her own and I can get that, sort of. I hope you two can some how come together on this I really do. But not your room man, not that.

    Good luck Winston,
    I hope it works out for you.
  7. tinacrabapple's Avatar
    It is horrible how the wives can't understand the need for a man cave. We own the whole house, including the bedroom. Seeing shit piles can be hard to ignore.
    Mr. T's shit piles make me crazy, but I stay the hell out of them most of the time.
    Hope you can continue to find room and your wife isn't taking advantage of the situation as an excuse to shovel some of it out. Hope it works out!!
  8. kaminoshiyo's Avatar
    If your wife's sister really needs a place...she should be able to compromise with you. Ain't a hotel ya know.
  9. Winston's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Shed, workroom, storeroom, treehouse, clubhouse, juke joint...Mm? Got the space somewhere? Just got to make it weatherproof, right? Raise the floor off the mud, tarpaper over walls , wood outer; tin roof. I've built several. 10x 12 is actually legal, here ( imagine that, something legal-and no fees..)
    I live in the land of moisture and cold. Anything not destroyed by humidity would not be useable because my damn finger would be frozen outside.
    No room in "da yard". Garden beds, chicken coop, shed... Maybe I can go all Doomsday Prepper and just bury my shiat!
    No dinero either. Our friggin fence is falling down along the entire perimeter, can't afford to even fix that... before I build a bunker outside.

    Nope. Digging in heels. Sipping good whiskey. Staring at jade elephant (forgot to mention him). This shit is good. But I'm craving some crappy Tequila now.
  10. Plasticweld's Avatar
    Winston every now and then I have to remind my wife that "I live here too."
  11. Kevin's Avatar
    Shed, workroom, storeroom, treehouse, clubhouse, juke joint...Mm? Got the space somewhere? Just got to make it weatherproof, right? Raise the floor off the mud, tarpaper over walls , wood outer; tin roof. I've built several. 10x 12 is actually legal, here ( imagine that, something legal-and no fees..)
  12. sas's Avatar
    Winston,

    Back in the 50s those who built bomb shelters were considered nutcase alarmists. I actually can remember it (didn't just read about it...smiles). Geez. Now, here I am, with my own alarms clanging. Hope I am wrong. And, FYI, take up bow hunting. Learn to make bows & arrows. Not kidding. I know you're very capable. That was my recent advice to my son, who is somewhat prepared, too. I was a good shot with a bow, in my younger years, took lessons & they weren't compound bows either. Ha. Couldn't pull one today, even if it was.
  13. Winston's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sas
    Winston,

    As usual, well informed and well written.

    About a year ago I listened to an enlightening interview of a North Korean defector, who for 20 years was the head of their cyber attack division. They are pouring huge money into it. They wave bombs in our faces to distract from the real assault. We need to put more money, not into the traditional military industrial complex that Eisenhower correctly warned about, but into cyber security. War has changed, but now supporting the military is big business. Businesses that bribe politicians. Yes, the traditional military will have a role to play, but not as much as the nerds. Our country does not pay them as well as private industry. It is reported that we, consequently, get the "C" students. Time to wave flags for those nerds & pay them plenty. Take it out of that huge hardware budget the military has, and put it into software by smart brains. They will be the ones most capable of protecting us, but, with certainty, we will be hit, in some devastating way. No stopping it. There hasn't been a uniformed enemy to get in our gun sights in decades, and these attacks will come out of thin air.

    Want to take out capitalism, hit our financial institutions. A huge amount of money was recently siphoned from The New York Federal Reserve bank. A low level guy caught it to stop even more. That's laughable, but it ain't. Best have some cash stashed. It may hold you for awhile, if temporary.

    And, shockingly, I advocate for being a prepper. Few are capable of surviving in America. Couch potatoes. Head in sand types. I won't survive either, but it won't be from ignorance , or lack of some preparation. I know it's coming.
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    Thanks sas. I had to keep his short and not too "wonky" to keep it readable.
    Of course, the NorKos will use a cyber attack in conjunction with an EMP. If an EMP is burst over the Northeast, a massive DDOS / Logic Bomb attack would be a force multiplier. A cyber attack would hamper our ability to render aid to another region, paralyzing us.
    And of course you are right about our priorities. On a national level, we are arrogant and dismissive toward our adversaries. Most people personally are willfully ignorant. Its always someone else's problem... until you've been starving for weeks and no one is coming to help.
  14. sas's Avatar
    Winston,

    As usual, well informed and well written.

    About a year ago I listened to an enlightening interview of a North Korean defector, who for 20 years was the head of their cyber attack division. They are pouring huge money into it. They wave bombs in our faces to distract from the real assault. We need to put more money, not into the traditional military industrial complex that Eisenhower correctly warned about, but into cyber security. War has changed, but now supporting the military is big business. Businesses that bribe politicians. Yes, the traditional military will have a role to play, but not as much as the nerds. Our country does not pay them as well as private industry. It is reported that we, consequently, get the "C" students. Time to wave flags for those nerds & pay them plenty. Take it out of that huge hardware budget the military has, and put it into software by smart brains. They will be the ones most capable of protecting us, but, with certainty, we will be hit, in some devastating way. No stopping it. There hasn't been a uniformed enemy to get in our gun sights in decades, and these attacks will come out of thin air.

    Want to take out capitalism, hit our financial institutions. A huge amount of money was recently siphoned from The New York Federal Reserve bank. A low level guy caught it to stop even more. That's laughable, but it ain't. Best have some cash stashed. It may hold you for awhile, if temporary.

    And, shockingly, I advocate for being a prepper. Few are capable of surviving in America. Couch potatoes. Head in sand types. I won't survive either, but it won't be from ignorance , or lack of some preparation. I know it's coming.
    .
  15. midnightpoet's Avatar
    Which makes me think of a morbid joke - well, if it just hits Washington D.C. most of our problems will have been solved. Knowing history, was it our actions at the end of the Korean war (and since then) that have basically created the current problem, or was North Korea always going to be like they are? In any case, how to fix it? Don't know, but I really don't think saber-rattling on our part is helping.
  16. dither's Avatar
    Jeez Winston,
    world we're livin in eh?
    Technology advancing at such a rate of knots and in the hands of crackpots.
  17. kaminoshiyo's Avatar
    Thatís their job. They canít hide it so they turn it into a circus and wait till you get so bored or exasperated that you donít want to hear anymore. They change subject, everyone forgets, than itís back to basics.
  18. Kevin's Avatar
    Hey Winston, we have several small towns like that: Brentwwood, Calabasas, and...perhaps notably for the highest percentage of Statusiters, Hidden Hills. Not everyone that lives there, but my god... And even that place has layers.
  19. Winston's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kaminoshiyo
    I've heard this before, that it's best to raise children away from the city. Guessin there was some truth in it.

    With respect to sas, and other good individuals raised in the city, I wish it was as simple as picking a tree and making a nest.
    A small town is not enough. Vashon Island is 200 yards away from Kitsap County, where I reside. Vashon is a small community, wooded and mostly rural. It is also chock-full of the largest percentage of self-important wankers you'll find. The average "Vashonista" has a higher income and education than folks in my town. They are impatient, rude and condescending. Often to one another, as well.

    The "Nature" did not purge their "Nurture". They are Seattle-minded folks living in the country. And they are too arrogant to give up their caste-based mindset.
    I commuted to Seattle on a ferry that serviced both Vashon and Kitsap. It was never difficult to tell who was going where.
  20. kaminoshiyo's Avatar
    I've heard this before, that it's best to raise children away from the city. Guessin there was some truth in it.
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