What did you accomplish today?

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by 420God, Sep 6, 2012.

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    dstroy

    dstroy Well-Known Member

    I’m so super jealous.

    I’ve been wanting bacon sandwiches forever but bacon isn’t something we typically buy, and I keep forgetting :wall:
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I'm going to make bacon and peanut banana bread tonight.
     
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    Jimmyjonestoo

    Jimmyjonestoo Well-Known Member

    That sounds amazing.
     
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    Bakersfield

    Bakersfield Well-Known Member

    Mom took a vaycay from the kids and I, for a few days, so it's making lunches, washing dishes, taking kids to bus stop, picking kids up from bus stop, planning dinner, doing homework and trying to find time to garden, trim, feed the pets.

    I can hardly wait for her to get back!
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    My spark plugs came in yesterday. Now all I have to do is wait for a nice day and go out and change them. No hurry, nothing wrong with the ones in it now except they cheap copper plugs and I want the good Iridium plugs.
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    cool, got alot of miles on your vehicle i'm guessing?
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    128k miles. But still runs like it's brand new. I do oil changes on it regular 3000 miles.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    Pics I want to see what it looks like. Do you put the bacon and peanuts in the banana bread? Sounds like an homage to Elvis!

    I prefer his braais. He posted one of this gorgeous lamb, mmmmmm, getting time for lunch!
    Ha out to run the dogs around the neighborhood
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    It was so good I actually hid the rest of the bacon from my hub, poor guy. The liver was equally as good. After I return I'm having more, make that, the rest of it!
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    that motor hasn't even been broke in yet....lol
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Oil now a days is good for more than 3000. Its good for 5000 to 7500 for most brands. More for synthetic.
     
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    lokie

    lokie Well-Known Member

    Ya.

    Oil last longer, gas mileage gets better and the manufacture builds them to be obsolete
    shortly after the warranty expires.

    If this trend keeps up, I'll be able to buy a disposable car with no maintenance to worry about.:finger:

    I drive my vehicles until they are not worthy of repair or get totaled, whichever comes first.8-)
     
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    macsnax

    macsnax Well-Known Member

    I've been using the mobile1 15,000 mile. I don't keep track of the miles, but I get about 6-9 months. I go by the color off the oil. Depends how much I drive.
     
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    420God

    420God Well-Known Member

    Every 10k on my Jetta TDI but I drive so much it's every other month anyway.
     
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    Bareback

    Bareback Well-Known Member

    I use royal purple and drive the hell out of it.
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    Diesel guys go buy oil analysis, some of them are getting 15K+ on conventional oil. I've wondered if doing it to my car would be beneficial? I go about 8K on synthetic, with a filter change around 4K. I beat on my shit so I don't want to take the chance of compromising my engine for $100 +/- in oil and filter.

    Lubricated and low friction coatings should be used in engines more. I saw a video of a "secret" NASCAR engine, running under load on a dyno, as the oil was drained. All the contact surfaces, bearings, pistons, cylinder walls, valve stems, rockers, etc., etc., we're coated with what was called a "diamond like coating". It lost some power, but continued to run for 5 minutes, on just the residual oil, it was then shut down, waited a minute, then restarted. The teardown showed minimal wear on the bearings and thrust side of the cylinder. They said everything was still within spec and could have been reassembled and ran. I think they said it was over $5K to do the coating, so not cheap. Oh, it also added around 20hp, just by reducing the frictional losses.
     
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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    It cost me this
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    plus this
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    every time I change my oil & filters.

    But then again I never change my spark plugs.
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    Last week i found out my mother is caught up in another, yeah another:roll:, fucking "Nigerian" lover scam. She lost all her inheritance, $120K+, 6 years ago to the same thing. She's convinced this guy loves her, she stopped paying her bills to send him all her money every month for the last year. She's never met him, but she's gone to the airport a half dozen times to meet him, but something always happens where he's not there. She gave him access to her credit card and money market accounts. She's bought him bitcoin. She's been bumming money off me the whole time, knowing I'm living off my, dwindling, savings. Her car is, literally, falling apart, the headlight is hanging on the wire and the fender was peeled off in an accident and duct taped back on:roll:. She's $5K behind on the equity loan, so I'm worried about the house I live in. It's "supposedly" my inheritance after my father's death, not officially, just on her word which isn't worth shit to me anymore, though she won't put me on the paperwork. I pay the taxes and insurance, only because she doesn't and they both fell into default multiple times, but she takes the tax write off. If i didn't, she woulda lost the house by now a coupe times.

    For the last 2 years she had her friends and her side of the family convinced i was a verbally abusive asshole and that all her problems were my fault. She's been lying to them about this guy, she's got their families involved, using their info to send him money. She's got into a coupe of their faces, screaming at them when she found out they talked to each other and me about this situation. At least now they know the truth, it's all out in the open now. No more secrets.

    I'm pretty sure I had an actual nervous breakdown. IDK what the fuck to do, this is the second time I've dealt with my own mother lying to my face, taking my money while she sends it over seas and showing no respect for me, she told me "maybe I shouldn't have trusted her". I don't get it, I was brought up in a home with strong family values, family came first, no matter what- before friends, before lovers, before the law. I've done nothing but try to help her, I orchestrated all the upgrades and remodeling work on her house after my father died, as she traveled for over a year. I bought her a car after hers died, I've bailed her out financially multiple times. I've literally been on my knees crying and begging her to get counseling, but she refuses. I had to get the police, the fbi and social services involved. I hate the fucking police, so thay want easy, but this isn't my mother anymore. :cry:

    This is going to fuck my life up. I'm scaling back my growing if things don't smooth out, got 6 weeks to go on this cycle. I've already started giving away my surplus veg plants. She knows I grow and I don't know what vindictive shit she might pull. I'm legit, I just don't need the headache. I'm done with my cars, I'm thinking about selling my tools, :cry: I need to be ready to bounce and start over somewhere else if I can't get, at least, financial control of this house. It's just not worth putting the time, money and effort into this house if she's just going to lose it. My father would be so disappointed.

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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I love the eagle on the 20. It looks like it is holding out an olive branch with one foot while positioning its arse to shit on you.
     
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    neosapien

    neosapien Well-Known Member

    Shit man. That's tough. It's hard to help anyone that won't help themselves. My only 2 cents are to give your mom love but that's it. Good luck man.
     

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