Grumpy Vet

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  • Birthday 08/28/1972

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    Ade Jimoh
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    Ellicott City, MD
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  1. The "Remember That Time..." Thread

    Swinging Gate?
  2. Season Ticket Renewals
  3. Season Ticket Renewals

    I liked spending time w/ family and friends at the tailgate - but none of the people I tailgated w/ have kids or their kids are grown up. So we are just in different places in our lives and our priorities are different. It has been problematic for years. I'm super strict when it comes to drinking and driving. I would normally have 4-5 beers at tailgate and nothing in the stadium. Here is a typical football Sunday: Call an Uber to go from my house to my sister's house - leaving at 6:30 AM to arrive at 7:00AM. Hop in the car w/ our group to arrive at 7:30 - 7:45AM for opening of Red Zone. Tailgate from 8AM - 12:15 PM - usually fun. Game from 1PM - 4:30PM that is rarely fun. Sit in traffic to get out (brother in law drives back) - putting us back to my sister's house at 5:30 - 6PM. Call an Uber back to my house and be home around 6:30 PM. It's exhausting and certainly isn't cheap. I think skinfan2k nailed it.....I might be a bigger fan w/o this grind. If I can start recording the game at 1PM and start watching at 1:30 -1:45 FF'ding through commercials - I could turn a 12 hour death march into something less than 3 hours. So much more palatable - win or lose. This all said - to you super fans that can pull off the 12+ hours and really enjoy it. I am so very happy for you all. Have fun and do you. Go Skins.
  4. Season Ticket Renewals

    Tough decision this year. My sister and mother have tickets. My brother-in-law and I had tickets we bought every year from another season ticket holder. Recently I've had to eat 4 or more tickets per season due to scheduling conflicts. Kids are getting older and have more activities that I'd like to be a part of. Besides tailgating, generally an awful game day experience. It was time to rip off the band aid. The guys are now out. We did not renew and the season ticket holders we always bought tickets from gave up their tickets.. Maybe we will go to a game or two with tickets from Stub Hub - but that will be our choice. Honestly - it feels like a huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders. I'll still root for my team, but will do so from my living room or basement. The good news for fans - with us giving up tickets, it should be inevitable that this team turns it around starting this year. Enjoy. You are welcome. GV
  5. Drones: Who’s flying? (Commercial, amateur)

    I'm still a kid at heart. I have a couple small helicopters and a couple medium sized. They are fun and challenging to fly. A couple years ago, my parents got me a Parrot A/R drone. Camera quality is OK - but fun to fly - uses an iPad. It is fun to break them out when the nephews are over or some of my daughter's friends are over. Also have a couple R/C Truggies that the dog loves to chase around the yard and a couple R/C small boats that we take on vacation if we are staying near a lake or river. Nothing fancy on any of them - but just some fun for all. I'd love to try one of the fancy DJI drones and see how much different they are. I know I don't have the reflexes any longer for those VR racing drones - sucks getting old.
  6. Tax Bill

    That's silly talk. Of course I'm concerned how it will affect my kids and everyone else down the road. However isn't it the mature and fiscally responsible thing to see how it affects your family? Am I to hate it just because it is a Republican sponsored bill and not see how it will impact my family, my community and my loved ones? I suggest others run the numbers too. If that calculator blows and there is another one that is better, I'd love someone to send me a link. I always have believed...... If the Republicans get this through, I'm sure the Democrats will be back in office soon and will over correct for the Republicans over correction. Both sides are totally out of touch and the whole system is so completely broken I'm always going to make decisions based on what I believe is good for the country, my family and my community. Sometimes it is a Dem backed idea and sometimes GoP. On this particular issue, I'm still gathering information and I encourage others to do similarly.
  7. Tax Bill

    Nope - exactly what I was trying to find. Have some family coming over tomorrow and I'm sure this will come up. Like you said - if it goes through - during reconciliation - it would probably come to a middle ground of not a huge change for us. I was trying to get a ballpark. Some people coming over tomorrow will tell me I'm going to be paying $40K more in taxes next year and others will tell me that I'm going to have so much money - I won't know what to do w/ it all (once the corporations really get rolling). It is interesting to see that it is somewhere in the middle. Hope, whatever happens, the sage advice of a great coach resonates w/ all of you. Stay Medium.
  8. Tax Bill

    Thanks for posting @Weganator
  9. Tax Bill

  10. Tax Bill

    Hypothetically then, if I had more than 20K - then I'd have to see how everything shook out? My big three are mortgage interest, real estate taxes and SALT in that order. Thanks for the reply Weganator.
  11. Tax Bill

    I know this thing has to still be finalized and there will be compromises between the house and senate version....but once that is done - will someone come out w/ an online calculator that actually shows what it does to real people's tax bill? I am so sick of the right and the left nonsense. The right says it does Apple. The left says it does Orange. I'm sure it probably does Banana....but I'd like to punch in my numbers and actually see. If the tax law will be so much more simplistic - I'd think it would be easy to devise such a tool.
  12. Eagles Redskins Post Game Assessments

    I was at the game. It was embarrassing. I'd put the Eagles fans somewhere between 25 - 33% of the total fans in our area. We sit in 227 Row 11. I think we see more visiting fans in this area b/c the seats are "cheap". We always see opposing fans, but this one was pretty bad. I said last night that it is such a miserable game day experience, I'm not interested in going back next year full time. We will see. It's not just the lousy product on the field, but the crazy long lines that would necessitate you miss 20 minutes or more of the game if you want something to eat or drink unless you get it as you are walking in before the game. Even bathroom lines were crazy long yesterday in the guys bathrooms outside our section. I said screw it and just held it until after the game. The one big thing I don't get are all the people (our fans and their fans) that get up 5X or more a game. We are in the middle of the aisle, but are constantly getting up for people needing to get out.....especially right in the middle of a play. I can't imagine what it is like being on the end of the aisle. Just barf.
  13. The Non-Winter Weather Thread

    Jose - Category 4 unfortunately...but tracking north of you at the moment
  14. 2017 Fantasy Football

    So - I tried to prepare and get my ducks in a row....but i was thrown off by all the crazy is what I'm rocking this season. Thanks to all for the help. Good luck to all this year:
  15. 2017 Fantasy Football

    Ahhhh.....first pick of draft was Aaron Rodgers............WTF - you messed it all up!!!!!!!!!