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Topic: You Know What I Hate....?

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Re: You Know What I Hate....?
« Reply #770 on: August 05, 2022, 11:14:53 AM »
To the OP's question, bad drivers.

Covid (or something) seems to have multiplied their numbers, their anger, and the lousiness of their driving.
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« Reply #771 on: August 05, 2022, 11:21:31 AM »
My house is 3300 Sq Ft two story with two air conditioners

temps have been 95 to 101 for the last 5 weeks

the highest electric bill was for July and was $340

I keep both down and up stairs at 72

Yeah I'm pretty sure my July bill would have been well over $340 if I didn't have it leveled.  The pool pump also runs 8 hours per day, at around 2000 watts I think.

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« Reply #772 on: August 05, 2022, 11:48:38 AM »
Yeah I'm pretty sure my July bill would have been well over $340 if I didn't have it leveled.  The pool pump also runs 8 hours per day, at around 2000 watts I think.
whats interesting to me is that when the house was new back in the 90s my highest electric bill was over $500

but when I ultimately had to replace my air conditioners I got a much higher efficiency model and my monthly was reduced by 30 to 40 percent

Thats amazing to me
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« Reply #773 on: August 05, 2022, 12:00:27 PM »
I upped my attic insulation in Cincy to R50 which helped a lot too.

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« Reply #774 on: August 06, 2022, 09:29:01 AM »
1100 sq ft

$100 electric bill
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« Reply #775 on: August 23, 2022, 07:28:43 PM »
This fall, college-bound fans of pop star Taylor Swift will want to leave a "Blank Space" in their schedule. Students at the University of Texas at Austin will soon be able to take a literary course on the singer's extensive discography.

The course, Literary Contests and Contexts — The Taylor Swift Songbook, will be offered to undergraduate students in UT's Liberal Arts Honors program beginning this fall semester. The class will be taught by Professor Elizabeth Scala.

According to the UT English Department's Facebook post, the class will serve as an "introduction to literary studies and research methods" that uses the songwriting of Taylor Swift as a foundation.

"Let's turn that Easter Egg hunting and reading in detail to academic purposes!" the English Department wrote in the post.

"I want to take what Swift fans can already do at a sophisticated level, tease it out for them a bit with a different vocabulary, and then show them how, in fact, Swift draws on richer literary traditions in her songwriting, both topically but also formally in terms of how she uses references, metaphors, and clever manipulations of words," Scala told KXAN.
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« Reply #776 on: August 23, 2022, 08:28:24 PM »
I saw Taylor Swift in concert and it was an amazing show.  She's a helluva singer, songwriter, and performer.

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« Reply #777 on: August 23, 2022, 08:53:23 PM »
so we have both Mathew and Taylor in our group

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« Reply #778 on: August 24, 2022, 05:56:17 AM »
I drive expecting others to do something ridiculous, and I pay a lot of attention to the read view mirror on freeways.  I see someone coming driving erratically, usually changing lanes like crazy, and I get out of their way when possible.  This is pretty common around here on 6-7-8 lane freeways, someone trying to drive 90 when traffic is moving at 80.

Most of my local freeway driving is up to Costco which is relatively lower traffic when we go and "only" 5 lanes including an HOV lane.  The problem with the HOV lane is you can get someone on your tail even though you're going 80.

I've learned not to walk across a street when the ped light turns white without looking, a lot of drivers will turn right on red without stopping.  Nearly got clipped once.

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« Reply #779 on: August 24, 2022, 08:09:25 AM »
I hate it when I'm doing 90 on an 8-lane freeway and all the other drivers are only going 80


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« Reply #780 on: August 24, 2022, 11:34:49 AM »
I'm shocked there aren't more minor, serious, and fatal accidents on the roads

and obviously there are way too many
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« Reply #781 on: August 24, 2022, 12:09:16 PM »
I hate it when I'm doing 90 on an 8-lane freeway and all the other drivers are only going 80
There are two kinds of drivers:

Folks who want to go faster than me - maniacs

Folks who want to go slower than me - idiots.

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« Reply #782 on: August 24, 2022, 12:11:39 PM »
There are two kinds of drivers:

Folks who want to go faster than me - maniacs

Folks who want to go slower than me - idiots.

Absolutely.

And of course, I was just joking, playing off your statememt.

I actually drive like a grandma.  2-3 over the speed limit is about the max I'll ever do, and that's on the freeway.  On city roads, I'm always right at the speed limit.

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« Reply #783 on: August 24, 2022, 12:17:58 PM »
I attempt to drive at the median speed where fewer cars pass me and I pass fewer cars.

Reality is you don't save much time driving 90 instead of 80 unless it's a very long trip.

 

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