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  • Birthday 05/23/1961

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  1. Got out DVD in the mail this week. Have not watched all of it but the parts we've watched are great. Especially the CW segment - we're in it of course. Thanks Robb, Elissa, et al.
  2. It's been a few posts since the "fitness" of curling argument subsided..... so I will start it up again.... John Morris, the third on the Canadian Men's team has written a book on the subject that has become the go-to guide for curlers. http://www.fittocurl.com/ The guy is fit. The comment and picture of the US Skip earlier in this thread..... show why the US will not be winning any curling medals this year.
  3. of course, I mean realistically there aren't many winter sports a normal person couldn't do, and at least Curling requires absolutely no physical fitness! You should try it first before you make a statement like that!
  4. I smoke them - have done so for a few years - a couple on a weekend when the weather is cooperative. Here in Canada, we can get Cuban cigars at retailers and direct from Cuba itself. However, the costs for all tobacco products here is high because of taxation (remember that those people that think we have FREE healthcare). My favourite is a Cuban Montecristo #2 which is a torpedo size/shape. One of my favourite non-Cuban brands are the Perdomo lines - the Lot 23 or Cabinet Reserve lines. Also the Padron's. I will plug another web site you should check out, www.cigarasylum.com - I am a member there too and lot's of information - especially for newbies to the lifestyle.
  5. I'm not a HUGE car buff, but does the fact that the Mazda is a rotary engine make a difference (performance/maintenance wise)? I assume since they're japanese like hondas they're not very high-maintenance.. The only Rotary Engine Mazda is the RX-8. The Mazda 3 uses a 4 cylinder engine - as does the Honda. While the companies are Japanese in origin, the Honda is made in North America (check the VIN's 11th digit for plant code - some are US made and some are Canadian made) but the 3 is made in Japan. Demographically, Mazdas tend to be marketed to younger age groups (Zoom Zoom) while Hondas are an older age group. Personally, I do not like the front end of the new 2010 Mazda 3 (big grin look), but I drove one and it rocked. I suggest that you give each a test drive, take notes on ride, ease of entry and exit, interior layout (can you reach the radio knob without taking your eyes off the road), backseat room, trunk space, highway noise, performance, etc. Then review your notes with sales brochures. Take note of the standard features of each vehcile; what options you want/need; etc. The brochures list performance details (hp, torque, dimensions, fuel capacity, fuel consumption). If you have no emotional ties to either car, then this process will clearly identify which vehicle is best for you. Keep in mind that you can poll 100 people who own each car and you will have some that hate it, some that love it, some that have had nothing but problems, some with no problems at all. So, review the warranty plan of each vehicle too.
  6. Personally I would go with the Mazda. But I have two in the driveway now (a 5 and a 6). I have also had 2 MPVs, a Tribute and a Protege. You might check with your insurance agent to see which is cheaper to insure - especially at your age.
  7. Is it a component from a combination lock?
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP1fdUjQZGQ Go to around the 6:15 mark
  9. Traditionally, CW opens to the public the first weekend in May and only operates on weekends for the month of May. June through August (until Labour Day actually) the park is open 7 days a week. Usually opening at 9:00am with rides start at 10:00am. Close is 8:00pm in May but usually extended to 10:00pm starting in June. September and October days and hours usually mirror the May schedule with certain differences around the Halloween events. Your Mileage May Vary; Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
  10. There are lot's of opportunities within a 5-6 hour drive of CP. For example, Kings Island in Southern Ohio. 4 hours east is Darien Lake (2 hours past there in Toronto is my home park of Canada's Wonderland). Michigan Adventure.
  11. States: 1 New York, 2 Vermont, 3 New Hampshire, 4 Massasschusits 5 Rhode Island, 6 Conneticutt, 7 New Jersey, 8 Deleware, 9 Maryland, 10 Virginia, 11 North Carolina. 12 South Carolina, 13 Georgia, 14 Florida, 15 Tennesee, 16 Kentucky, 17 D C *, 18 Ohio 19 Indiana, 20 Michigan, 21 Illinois, 22 Missouri, 23 Colorado, 24 Nevada, 25 California 26 Puerto Rico *, 27 USVI *, 28 Maine * - I know they are not states Provinces: Ontario Quebec Nova Scotia New Brunswick Prince Edward Island
  12. The Circular Railroad thing is called a turntable. They were used is a couple of instances. First, for a railroad that had short trains that basically went from one point to another, the turntable would be used to turn the train around 180 degrees for the return trip. You also see that kind of thing on streetcar lines or cable cars (like in San Fran). The second use of a turn table was at a rail road yard that stored/maintained the locomotives in a building called a "roundhouse". The building was arc shaped and would sit behind the turn table. An engine would drive onto the turn table from a common track, it would spin it around and allow the engine to be put into the round house for storage or maintenance. In the days of steam, they would fire up the boilers of the locomotives inside the round house and then route them to their train off of the turntable.
  13. 1. All three 2. IE 7.0.5730.11 3. Yes 4. Excited? Can't contain it. I soiled myself I am so excited.
  14. Thanks for the information. As an IT guy, I have always been reluctant to use a portable hard-drive. I guess it's because I lived with hard drive failures and the units I used were very sensitive. Obviously, you don't throw them around but I guess it is more robust than I thought.
  15. I have a 4gb first generation Nano. I need to replace it becaue the battery lasts less than an hour now - it's 3 years old. I would love to have a large capacity unit but I am leary of the Classic because it uses a hard drive. However the cost of the large capactiy non-hard drive units is very high. I am right in avoiding the Classic because of the hard-drive? Or should I get one? Any advice?
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