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Isn't there a thread to just chat a little without starting a new thread because it's not worth it?

We could just post our thoughts of the moment...

Rules could be...
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  3. Basically, no discussions about subjects that should be posted in the appropriate section of the forum
  4. You cannot be off-topic in this thread as there's no formal topic, you can change subject whenever you wish
  5. The post is not worth a thread
I'm curious what will be the range of topics that will end up being discussed here (if people participate).

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So I'll start with my thoughts this morning.

I was scrolling on my phone in Yahoo Finance and I stumbled upon this ad. It seems like I've managed to have enough variety in my interests so that targeted ads are completely clueless?

I've watched and read a lot of content in Spanish lately, but it's just a language I'm currently learning and improving. When it's not in Spanish, my computer is in English and every search I do is in English.

But my mother tongue is French, so it's fun for me to see a targeted ad in Spanish about learning French! (It's saying "It's a good moment to learn French!)

I guess I don't need much to make me smile in the morning.

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^ It's raining in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the moment and it sucks. And just read the Weathernetwork, the entire month of May is gonna to be rainy so that sucks too. End of rant (and sorry for the damper).
 

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Oil change done on the weekend so getting insurance and putting the summer car (VW golf) back on the road today! :)
 

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^ You mean "--- --- ----- be ---- --- ---!"?
 

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Isn't there a thread to just chat a little without starting a new thread because it's not worth it?

We could just post our thoughts of the moment...

Rules could be...
  1. No politics, start a new thread instead
  2. No financial / money / investment / REIT / etc.
  3. Basically, no discussions about subjects that should be posted in the appropriate section of the forum
  4. You cannot be off-topic in this thread as there's no formal topic, you can change subject whenever you wish
  5. The post is not worth a thread
I'm curious what will be the range of topics that will end up being discussed here (if people participate).

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So I'll start with my thoughts this morning.

I was scrolling on my phone in Yahoo Finance and I stumbled upon this ad. It seems like I've managed to have enough variety in my interests so that targeted ads are completely clueless?

I've watched and read a lot of content in Spanish lately, but it's just a language I'm currently learning and improving. When it's not in Spanish, my computer is in English and every search I do is in English.

But my mother tongue is French, so it's fun for me to see a targeted ad in Spanish about learning French! (It's saying "It's a good moment to learn French!)

I guess I don't need much to make me smile in the morning.

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I get french ads sometimes and even french youtube videos recommended. I don't consume much french content. Maybe my IP occasionally shows as being in Montreal.
 

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^ It's raining in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the moment and it sucks. And just read the Weathernetwork, the entire month of May is gonna to be rainy so that sucks too. End of rant (and sorry for the damper).
When weather is like this, I just try to seize it when it is nice. Saturday was supposed to be rainy, but I went on a nice long bike ride and it was beautiful.
 

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Oil change done on the weekend so getting insurance and putting the summer car (VW golf) back
I did both my vehicles on the weekend. I decided years ago to no longer do them myself but prices have gone up, 85 + taxes for a truck so I hit canadian tire and did it myself for 25 (each).
 

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I'm having a lazy day. Day off from golf :cool: Browsing the markets, checking my positions and looking for buys. Might even get dressed 🤣 so I can go out and maybe give the grass a trim when the markets close.
 

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Raining here again. Empty pots on the front porch begging for some flower arrangements......artificial says the wife.

Looking after our son's dog for a bit and she sits in the front window and barks at every dog going by. Driving me nuts.

Just finished the series Ozark and now I am bored. I lost $150 to the online casino yesterday..........not happy about that.

Spent days cataloguing about 2000 vintage baseball cards into a collectibles spreadsheet. Sore back for days and now I don't know what to do with them.

I am terrified that I will press the wrong computer key and they will all disappear from the spreadsheet. I know nothing about spreadsheets......LOL.

I saved them for my son for over 30 years and he has no interest in them or any of the other stuff going back 40-50 years at all.

I told my 12 year old grandson about them and he asked if I could trade everything for 1 PSA Lebron James Gem Mint 10 rookie card.

Other than that........just another day in the Sags household.
 

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Getting our convertible ready for the road and licensed. 2007 in pristine condition with 105K on the clock. Re-installed the battery in and started it up today. Still runs like a dream.
 

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I did both my vehicles on the weekend. I decided years ago to no longer do them myself but prices have gone up, 85 + taxes for a truck so I hit canadian tire and did it myself for 25 (each).
You can really save some cash if you watch for oil sales at CT and brand rebates. Last time I got 5L of $60 syn oil for $17 each.
 

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You can really save some cash if you watch for oil sales at CT and brand rebates. Last time I got 5L of $60 syn oil for $17 each.
I paid $53, all in, to have my oil changed at Great Canadian last week. They sent me $15 coupon. Told me I had a slow leak on one tire so went off to Costco to have that fixed. Back to Costco this week for a tire rotation and balance.
 

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I paid $53, all in, to have my oil changed at Great Canadian last week. They sent me $15 coupon. Told me I had a slow leak on one tire so went off to Costco to have that fixed. Back to Costco this week for a tire rotation and balance.
Costco has food prices on oil too and they deliver. Kirkland brand has been tested to be as good as the big names.

$45 for 9.5L of synthetic
 

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I paid $53, all in, to have my oil changed at Great Canadian last week. They sent me $15 coupon. Told me I had a slow leak on one tire so went off to Costco to have that fixed. Back to Costco this week for a tire rotation and balance.
I had a 49$ coupon for Minute Tune and when I showed up guy said he wouldn't do it for the coupon price but said he would do it for another $20. He said there's a 20 charge for trucks. I said it didn't say that on the coupon. Guy said we've been after head office to change it. He said I can do it now (I had appt) but won't do it for the coupon price. I left annoyed. I went to Mr lube. There was several cars in front of me and the guy approached and I asked how much for oil and filter. He said ill go ask the manager. Came back and said "about 85 plus taxes" I left annoyed. I went to an independant guy but affiliated with midas, and they had a sign out saying 49.99. I asked for a price ..."89 plus taxes." I pointed out the sign. He said its a gm truck it needs special oil. I left in discust. Its a 10 year old GM truck with a 6 cy, doesn't even take 5 liters of oil. I still have the filter wrenches, oil pan, car ramps, etc from yester year so did it myself and decided to do my second vehicle as well.

All of the oil places were very busy as was Canadian tire, Save on Foods and Walmart. Lots of traffic moving about. Business reports say the economy is ramped way up. I'm on the Vancouver North Shore and things are really bustling here for sure.
 

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Birds are shitting on my car at an alarming rate. I think I need to trim the tree branches above my driveway.
Reminds me of the episode on Ozark where the girl spreads bags of birdseed all over the guy's custom painted Trans-Am with the T-roof off.
 

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Reminds me of the episode on Ozark where the girl spreads bags of birdseed all over the guy's custom painted Trans-Am with the T-roof off.
Great show. I'm currently hooked on 'Gangs of London' on AMC. New episodes are on Sunday nights.
 

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When weather is like this, I just try to seize it when it is nice. Saturday was supposed to be rainy, but I went on a nice long bike ride and it was beautiful.
... yeah, like responding on CMF.

Seriously, I got all my pots and planters lined up in the garden. But I'm not digging in mud.
 
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