OT: Off Topic 2019 part VI - Happy New Year!

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  1. JCRO

    JCRO At least I'm safe inside my mind

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    Im in my mid twenties and I have to say I have quite a few friends who either don't drink beer anymore or never do.

    I love beer. Especially the IPAs, lagers, Brown Ales, blah blah. But it helps add on the pounds quick!

    I'm actually on a self-challenge this month to ditch all booze (trying to lose weight).

    So far so good. But its only day 9.

    It's a lot easier for me to do than quitting sweets for a month....
     
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  2. BMC

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    Good luck!!!!

    I only drink beer if I'm absolutely wasted and there's nothing else alcoholic to drink. Except gin. I don't like gin either. Vodka, whiskey, Scotch, wine bring it on!!
     
  3. GlenFeatherstone

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    Going all out for Alex aren’t you
     
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    Bruinswillwin77 Go Bruins! Sponsor

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    Mmm love me some Jameson. My favorite for when that inner chill is lingering.
     
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    Glove Malfunction Ference is my binky Sponsor

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    I've driven an SUV for years; my current ride is a Hyundai Tucson. I also typically get an SUV when I rent, just because that's what I'm confortable in. not this week. I was already in my selected car (SUV of course - Chevy Equinox), when down the aisle came a returning 2019 Dodge Charger. Out came my bags, into the Charger. It's totally differnt to drive, and a bit of a pain to get in and out of, but it's sure fun to drive.
     
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    Glove Malfunction Ference is my binky Sponsor

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    The MacAllan, or if I really feel like indulging, the Scotch from my "hometown" distillery, Oban. Across from my hotel in Texas is a bar called Whiskeyta. Wednesday nights after 8, 50% off all whiskeys. Oh look, it's Wednesday!
     
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    Ha, nice! I was at a bar a couple months ago tht was inside a hotel I was staying at near BWI in Maryland and they wanted $12 for A SHOT of Jameson and I was like um yea nvm then, I'll pass.
     
  8. Fenway

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    I feel stupid :banghead::banghead::banghead:

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  9. Kovi

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    I just want some pizza, man.


    edit* Just ordered a pizza from my desk at home and didn't even have to pick up the phone.
    and it knew to ask for the gate code. freaky.
     
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    sooshii LEAD, SHARE & LEARN. Sponsor

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    Yeah me too. As Alex said, you either know this one right away or....
     
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  11. Fenway

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    I have been dealing with the unclaimed property division as my Mom's name was listed and the amount is worth pursuing and they now have all the paperwork as I was named the sole heir back in 1984. My Mom left no will.

    Today out of the blue they call me and ask what my Mom's middle name was ( not her maiden name ) and I gave the correct answer.

    It is for 100 shares of stock and it says

    BGAC Delaware North - Buffalo, NY - REPORTED 1987

    I have to think this concerns the Bruins somehow. She was a secretary to Weston Adams at the Boston Stock Exchange and she was a Gallery God.

    :dunno:
     
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    Maybe you’re the new owner?
     
  13. Kovi

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    Was that before or after you fell asleep texting me? :wally:
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Alright so my girlfriend loves the 2019 Rav, and even i (as a Toyota, and new car hater) admit its a beautiful looking vehicle. We drove one a week ago, XLE premium with the faux leather. It was such a nice feel, until she hit the gas. She drives a 2015 Corolla now and is used to zipping in and out of traffic, something you cannot do in a Rav. She seems hesitant to drop 30+ on a car she doesn’t love.

    Be real, hows the driving experience? I’ve had 4 banger Ford Escapes before so i know what to expect, but i don’t think she does.

    I’m trying to convince her to wait for the hybrids to see how they drive.
     
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    I have the 2017 Rav4 hybrid and it's pretty quick off the line due to the instant electric engine response that the gas-only model doesn't have. No problems at all merging into traffic. If you're worried, the 2019 should be even faster, given that it has 25 more HP than mine and is significantly lighter (200 lbs or so depending on which source you check) than the 2017.

    Love the gas mileage of the hybrid as well. Not often you can get something that size with all wheel drive that gets around 40 mpgs in the summer and 32-35 currently with the crappy winter-blend gas and longer warm-up times.
     
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    No problems whatsoever with the drive. It also has a sport booster, so if I feel like I need a little more giddyup I can push that and get some extra power if needed when merging on the highway, etc.

    I find that it drives much better than my Corolla, to be honest.
     
  18. TD Charlie

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    Thank you both for the info! Sounds like a couple more test drives are in order here. Hopefully the hybrid packages and options aren’t crazy different once they put them on the lots in March.
     
  19. Morris Wanchuk

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    Well looks like I am officially relocating to the Upper Valley. Going to rent in Vermont and work in Hanover, NH. Never lived outside of Massachusetts. Wife and kids are excited to the adventure. Boston salary with a $950/mo apartment (heat included) and a 15min commute? Sign me up!
     
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    My ex was the most thorough shopper I have ever met (I'm the exact opposite). Anyway, she test drove every small SUV that exists; she had the same beef with the Rav4 despite her family being all about Toyota. Out of all of them, she said the Ford Escape felt like it had the most balls, followed by the CRV. She ended up going with the CRV as the 2019 model was just released so she got a great deal on a brand new 2018 (the middle model range for 26k; the model just shy of the leather).

    I'd suggest she test drives the Rav4 vs the CRV vs the Ford (if I remember right, the ford was on the pricier side so it was axed quick).
     
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    I hate the holier than thou tone of this website. This article isn’t terrible though. Personally, i buy a car for practical use. Being divorced, with three kids, and a job 40 miles away with no public transit available my options are limited on vehicles. I think i do ok for now with a paid off 5 year old Dodge Journey.

    That being said, i still really want a Cadillac ATS 2.0T

    She hates the look of the Honda. I actually don’t mind it but it’s not my decision. I appreciate the input, I’ll pass it on of course.
     
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    @TD Charlie : Mazda also has a great reputation for sporty feel; you constantly see them rated well by the professional reviewers. The ex felt the CX-5 handled to much like a sports car (stiff suspension) but if your GF is big on performance, it might be worth looking into. It's on the more affordable side of the small SUV line up too.

    Like I said, she drove every SUV under 30k (2018 models); you got a question on one, I probably have an opinion haha.
     
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