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by spoonman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

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For all of you wondering how I'm doing: I'm alive, I'm well, and I'm FIREd as fuck =)

I'm enjoying my freedom in the PNW right now.
by spoonman
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1088
Views: 274915

Re: C40's Journal

Beautiful, beautiful!

Your van photos triggered fond memories of the show The A-team. They would get locked up in a wearhouse and rig up a vehicle with all kinds of guns and missiles...
by spoonman
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

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ffj's story is the sort of thing I am terrified of. Not sure if I'll ever truly embrace a DIY attitude.

Those are really beautiful photos, your project looks very elegant.
by spoonman
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

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#154 02/21/2016 -- Next Stop: Athens Cyprus has treated us well these past three months, but we are finally ready to move on. We now have our sights on Athens! We’ve been meaning to visit Greece for years but were deterred by one reason or another, so we’re really looking forward to this step in ou...
by spoonman
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

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@peerifloori: Glad you like the sunshine =). The weather is finally hitting this spot here, with daytime temperatures in the 70's, perfect for beach going.

@llorona: Another plus I didn't emphasize in the post was the low cost of the food, easily twice as cheap as food in Paris.
by spoonman
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

Wow, I am in love with that bookshelf! And yes, I think your cat will thoroughly enjoy hanging out in that room.
by spoonman
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

Re: spoonman's Journal

#153 02/14/2016 -- More Foodie Goodness from Cyprus Clockwise from the upper left: * Chocolate croissant, Halloumi baked bread, and a spinach roll * Local beer, plate of snacks * Mousaka (Layers of potatoes, aubergines and marrows with minced beef and pork between the layers, topped with bechamel s...
by spoonman
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

Now that you mention it, I think we did have some of those in Paris. When we walked by a bakery it was difficult to resist.
by spoonman
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

Awww man, you had to throw in that last photo! Those look good alright.
by spoonman
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 658
Views: 151544

Re: m741's ERE Journal

I was gonna ask you about Istanbul, I'm glad that you are still going. Just keep your eyes open and have fun!

Kudos on making progress getting rid of stuff and scanning documents.
by spoonman
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

Good job with the basement, it looks fantastic. Btw, tell Monty he's a total ham! That is one cute kitty you got there.
by spoonman
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

Re: spoonman's Journal

#152 02/04/2016 -- Solar Power FTW The price of electricity in Cyprus is roughly three times higher than in North America, so about $0.36/kWh. People here are therefore keenly aware of their energy usage and have taken interesting measures to reduce it. Some of them are a little funny, such as havi...
by spoonman
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

I love the recessed lighting! The room looks very elegant right now.
by spoonman
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

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#151 01/25/2016 -- A Taste of Cypriot Fare We’ve been biding our time here in Cyprus, saving money by eating at home. But the time has finally come to give local culinary delights a chance. We’ve been scouting the neighborhood for interesting places that look more or less representative of Greek Cy...
by spoonman
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

Re: spoonman's Journal

I'll put Howl's Floating Castle on our queue. I heard about it a while back, but never got around to watching it.

I don't think I've heard of Eternal Sonata, but hopefully I'll get the chance to grab it through Steam someday. We sold the PS3 when we moved out of the PNW...it was hard.
by spoonman
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

Holy cow, everything is coming together very nicely with your project. It's funny how work will be a relief and will allow you to unwind. The good old job does have its uses after all =).
by spoonman
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

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#150 01/19/2016 -- Life in Cyprus We’ve been in Cyprus for about 7 weeks and we’ve achieved everything we came here to do: slow down, relax, and catch up with our budget. Balancing the budget has been straightforward because our low rent has liberated lots of money, as our January financial numbers...
by spoonman
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 903
Views: 191756

Re: cmonkey's journal

Since your home is 70 years old, have you had to worry much about the plumbing? Copper wasn't the thing back in the days.
by spoonman
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

Re: spoonman's Journal

cmonkey wrote: That huge eyeball though....

Ahahahaha! Yeah, Redon's got a thing for huge eyes, they appear in several of his prints.
by spoonman
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 189645

Re: spoonman's Journal

I just remember than one scene when Chairface is calling out the letters that he's writing on the moon: "Gimme a 'C'"...."Gimme a 'H'", "Gimme an 'A'" I got a little lazy while writing the post, I should have had a commentary along with each one. Redon's is the last one, the cyclops. Many of his etc...