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  1. 1 minute ago, That's No Moon said:

    I have a dilemma today. My son has a 315 hockey game. We won't be home until nearly six. Watch the game on my phone as i keep time in the box and listen on Sat radio on the way home or try to go off the grid and watch it all when I get home?

     

    Option 2 - family first.

     

    This is just my opinion, and it works for me.

     

    I have been saying "Wait until next year since 1967! :beer:

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  2. 2 hours ago, Rocky Landing said:

    Forget these stats, and name a team where you would rather the Bills play in their stadium.

     

    I will take the Chiefs in Buffalo instead of their house any day! Personal mojo opinion!  :thumbsup:

     

     

    7 minutes ago, TheFunPolice said:

    Minnesota has a really cool stadium, with the glass roof. I don't like indoor football as much, but that one, with the end doors open, is almost like an outdoor venue

     

     

     

    We lost a SB in Minneapolis. :huh:

  3. 2 hours ago, BUFFALOBART said:

    If I'm not working on household projects, I'll likely be playing my guitars, as I've been a player for five decades.

    I generally don't watch TV, unless there is a Bills game being broadcast.

    What music do you play? I strum chords but cannot really call myself a guitarist! 🙄 I just like to play.

  4. 3 hours ago, jimmy10 said:

    Sal with the way back machine and similar weather coming to WNY. Check out the punt game. I’m pretty sure just putting the ball on the ground and farting in it’s general direction would’ve been more effective. 

     

    I was at that game in the lower end zone and the wind was blowing right at us! Weather went from rain to sleet to snow with brutal winds. It was still a fun game because I dressed warm and stayed dry. One of the punts went up in a nice arc and the wind just "slapped" it back to the punter! 

     

  5. 1 hour ago, TBBills Fan said:

     

     

    exactly!!!!   Embrace the suck, its us against everyone. It isnt fair, but we are still going to go out there and get the job done.  Preach that ***** all damn day Coach, this type of situation is where the coaches earn their money.  im confident our coach will have these guys more than ready to go with a plan that will be successful

     

    Isn't that the Bills fans unofficial motto? I have been waiting until next year since 1967. :huh:

     

    I do not wish the virus on anyone,  but I REALLY do not want any Bills getting the virus because of economics! 

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  6. 12 minutes ago, Nextmanup said:

    It does add something, though I have found the games really weird.

     

    There is nothing more boring than watching a sporting contest in front of a small crowd, or empty arena! 

     

    Picture a game in Miami with the usual half empty stadium of "Dolphins fans" vs. a game in KC with the place packed and everyone going nuts for the Chiefs.


    If you are a neutral fan anyway, the crowd adds a lot of drama and atmosphere.

     

    As I have said elsewhere, we are lucky to have NFL football at all, and I really did NOT think we would.

     

    So we will see what it's all like.


    We get our first taste tonight.

     

     

     

    from Yahoo sports:

     

    "The wide availability of Thursday’s Chiefs home opener against the Houston Texans has been an eyebrow-raiser across the ticket market. Not only because the Chiefs are coming off a Super Bowl win after the 2019 season and feature league centerpiece Patrick Mahomes, but also because Thursday’s prime-time game represents the kickoff to the 2020 NFL season and Kansas City was planning to limit the crowd to 16,000 fans."

     

     

  7. Anyone have any luck with Spectrum DVR Cloud? I mostly just want to watch Bills games when it is convenient for me, and sometimes go back and watch a game more than once.

     

    I have the Spectrum App on my Roku, but was wondering about DVR Cloud - another $5 a month for cheapest version.

     

  8. After the quarantine started, retirement lost a lot of its positives!

     

    I used to go to the gym a few days a week, just to stay loose. I also would meet a friend for brunch about once a week, which kind of cancelled the benefit of the gym.  I was using our local library Maker's Lab to scan old photos and digitize VHS tapes.

     

    My wife has a IN HOME daycare which continued since her work is essential. In the cold months, I pretty much self quarantined - everything was closed anyway.I spent quite a bit of time on Ancestry and virtually connected with a lot of family I did not know I had. About the time I was going to lose it, warmer weather got here so at least now I can spend lots of time outside. As NY loosens restrictions, we have had more opportunity to see friends and family. 

     

    The biggest problem is I gained a lot of weight that has mostly been related to lazy guy diet and no exercise. I am working on that now!

     

    Be safe and well, my friends!

     

    Rock

  9. On 5/15/2020 at 8:59 AM, Gugny said:

     

    I think you are 100% correct.  I lost my job ~6 years ago (layoff) and it turned my entire life upside down.  Ruined me financially for years.  I've bounced back, but I am never comfortable.  I will never feel secure in a job again.  I'm not saying I have PTSD.  Just pointing out that this pandemic is going to alter a lot of lives.

     

    Even people who've been able to collect unemployment (with the $600 weekly kicker) may be able to go back to jobs from which they've been furloughed, or find new employment when things open up.  But when the IRS wants their money come tax time, many are going to be in for a shock and find themselves going up against owing the government money.  It's not pretty.  Even with a payment plan, penalties continue to accrue.

     

    This is going to affect a lot of people for a very long time in ways that are not physical-health related.  Sad times.

     

    I lost my job of 27 years, when my company dissolved our department. I collected unemployment, worked contract jobs, part time, etc. But, it taught me that the company does not give a rats ass about you. No bitterness, it is about profit and loss. This just made me refocus that MY future was up to me, but it was a wacky decade getting through it all.

     

    I worry about the kids who miss their friends or are NOT receptive to the home schooling on a tablet classroom. They do not understand and some may never completely recover! If they are lucky they are in a healthy home with good parenting.

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  10. We were able to raise $1,122.62 this year!

     

    Yvonne and me walked along a path and the beach at a Durand Eastman Park on Lake Ontario. The weather was perfect!

    I did not think we would do this well with all the craziness going on right now, but I thank God for all the support.

     

    Please be well and stay healthy!

    Love to all,

    Tom and Yvonne

    Family Rocks! ❤️ #VIRTUALWALKMS

     

    Image may contain: Yvonne Benson and Thomas A. Benson, people standing, beard, ocean, outdoor and nature

  11. On 5/11/2020 at 11:16 AM, rockpile said:

     

    The MS Walk is Sunday May 17th..

    Contributions from friends and family to date total $512 with several days to go. 

     

     

    Only four more days for me to nag you!

     

    Virtual MS Walk 2020 total is now $668 !

     

    Sponsors:

    ggrace

    tab

    hjguiles

    dslamb

     

    Thanks to my TBD Family for sponsoring me:

    Mr Info

    Jay Rubeo

    Greybeard

    aussiew

     

     

     

  12. We used to go to Nick's Lake (Old Forge) for one week every year when the kids were younger. It is beautiful if you can get a lake front site. We would rent a canoe for the week, and spent many nights under the stars. The kids and even some adults who came by had never seen the Milky Way before! 

    No motor boats was a big reason we liked it there.

     

    We started our family  vacations with tenting camping at Eighth Lake, near Inlet, but after a few years and and four kids we got a popup just to get off the ground!

    We had a great time hiking Blue Mountain, but it was a killer if you are out of shape!

     

    The last time we were in the Adirondacks was a BNB at Indian Lake which was OK but I prefer the Saranac Lake area. 

     

    These days we do BNBs, mostly in the town of Woodstock in the Catskills. I have grown to love it there. The Woodstock Festival was probably 90 minutes from there, FYI.

    It is just a good place to stay and do day trips. 

     

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  13. One thing for sure, the majority of television shows are not great, and going from three networks to hundreds of networks has not helped. But people, me included, will stare at mediocre product way too often. 

     

    Quarantine is not drawing people closer. It is leaning them more towards a world resembling Fahrenheit 451.

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  14. On 5/7/2020 at 10:43 AM, The Jokeman said:

    What was the purpose of Potsy? I mean I guess Richie had to have a best friend but at least Mouth was funny. 

     

    I think he was patterned after the dork with glasses in American Graffiti. 

     

    On 5/7/2020 at 10:43 AM, The Jokeman said:

     

    Bernadette over Penny every damn day. 

     

     

    In the photo from Maxim, but not on the Big Bang, IMO.

     

     

  15. Wife got up early for quiet time. I made her a simple breakfast of bacon, eggs, biscuits, and fruit (she picked the menu). No, she is not my Mom, but she is a very good Mom to our four children and ten grandchildren. I also bought her wind chimes for the deck if summer ever arrives, and a case of wine.

     

    Two daughters stopped by with their children and we saw them for the first time since early March. We visited and it really made Mom's day!

     

    Later we went for a walk near Lake Ontario. We ordered curb pickup and delivered a meal and a gift to her Mom. We had masks on and passed it through the door. She is in her mid 80's and active but has maintained isolation as much as possible. Before quarantine, Mom and me went to the "Y" 2-3 times a week as Silver Sneakers! :w00t:

     

    Regarding flowers. Mother-in-Law received four bouquets of flowers from her son and grandchildren. While appreciated, she lamented the money spent on flowers, especially right before Mother's Day. Flowering plants for outside, and then setting a date to plant them where she wanted them may have been a better choice? IMO four bouquets is too much!

     

    It was a good day! 

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