BGO Ownership Group
- Apr 11, 2009
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- Greensboro, NC
- Military Branch
- Alma Mater
LMAO its for swamp nuts John. You were in the Corps right? Then you might appreciate its value! I keep it on the same shelf as the Monkey Butt powder!
In the Corps, we embrace the swamp nuts and monkey butt
Are those new Makitas better than the old bluish green ones? I only ask, because my old boss had a lot of them. He swore by them, but they were pretty ****ty. We used them for small things like sawing off irrigation pipes, and just doing a few of those was enough to completely kill a fully charged battery. I always joked him for having 5 Makitas and 15 batteries so he could finish a job. I didn't like the lack of power either.I've had this set for about 4 years now, and it's never failed to do the job, day in, day out. I the course of a day, I can remove and reinstall 100 fasteners that hold on the body pannels of modern motorcycles. Makita LCT230W. Very light, fairly compact, and the led light automatically comes on when triggered. It came with two batteries, and normally make it through a day of work using only one, while the other sits in reserve. I switch them out each morning. Of course, my set isn't so white anymore.
I also use a digital microscope fairly often at work. At 51, the ol eyes just aint up to the task when working with tiny parts. I can print the images, which helps with problem customers. I'f you have a small child, for 50 bucks, you can have a blast while they learn about common things around the house and yard.
Celestron Handheld Deluxe Digital Microscope, 10x / 40x / 150x Power, LED Illuminated, with USB Interface.
Another constant use item is my pocket knife. Over the years, I've likely had 40 or 50 pocket knives. Many of them high end stuff. Out of everything I own, this is the best constant carry knife I've ever owned. I use it all day long to cut strapping on crated bikes, cut cardboard, and dozens of other things during a normal day at work. It holds an edge like no other knife I own, and is at the ready in seconds.
Prilosec saved my life, no ****. Since childhood I had constant severe heartburn. I started eating multiple rolls a day of maximum strength TUMS before I was even a teenager, it seemed like even water gave me heartburn. Nothing worked though. Not TUMS, not Rolaids, not Tagamet, not Pepcid, not Zantac. So I went to an ENT to get scoped. They said I had GERD, and I had ulcerations forming in my esophagus and stomach as a result, and that it could lead to Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal cancer. So he prescribed me Protonix. I had no insurance, so when I found out that at the time it was $360 a month, I never filled it and went back to the OTC stuff. Then Prilosec came along. It was a life changer. But I hated how you could only do a 2 week course every 3-4 months. So I went back to the ENT specialist, who wrote me a script for it. I asked why the OTC had the warning, and he was giving me a lifetime script for 40mg every day (twice the OTC strength), and he said because the FDA wouldn't allow them to label it for everyday use, because of people that take it that don't really need it. But he did tell me that if you get severe heartburn every single day, it is not only safe for everyday use, but that you can take up to 2 a day. So now I've been on 40mg every day for 4 years. It's great to forget what acid reflux feels like. And the reason it saved my life is because when I went for a checkup last year, he said the ulcerations have healed, and it's due to the Prilosec. Needless to say, I love the ****From the ridiculous but life-changing (as in, I was having to give up spicy foods--a serious life luxury since I was a kid that I was physically depressed about) ... it WORKS:
To the sublime (as in, a perfect audio solution for TV I had to mount over the fireplace in a room simply not configurable for full 5.1 surround:
Energy Power Bar Elite. It's from Klipsch. They get it.
Are those new Makitas better than the old bluish green ones? I only ask, because my old boss had a lot of them. He swore by them, but they were pretty ****ty. We used them for small things like sawing off irrigation pipes, and just doing a few of those was enough to completely kill a fully charged battery. I always joked him for having 5 Makitas and 15 batteries so he could finish a job. I didn't like the lack of power either.
I hear a lot of people swearing by some of the newer cordless tools, I've just never personally used a cordless tool that was worth spending money on for what I was using them for, and it was never a big job.
I also have a microscope very very similar to the one pictured, and it was one of the better purchases I've made, I love it.
I have had severe heartburn (to the point of vomiting) since a kid...I will have to give this Prilosec stuff a shot.
I'm in the same boat as you. I clarified in my post earlier the reason my doctor says they put those instructions on the box. I've been on twice the OTC does every day for over 4 years.If you have heartburn that badly, you need to see a doctor. I had severe reflux, and was very close to developing the precursor to esophageal cancer, Barretts Esophagus. With a modified diet, and prescription ant-acids, I can eat and drink in moderation the stuff that's bad for me.
A good friends dad had bad reflux for years, and ignored it. He developed cancer, and came about as close as you can to kicking the bucket. Three surgeries, and he's hanging in there, but his life will never be the same. Esophageal cancer is very slow in developing. I get scoped every two years, and my last two showed improvement.
If I stopped smokin, and coffee, I likely could go off the meds. While I'm not one to lecture, get your ass to a doctor, and get checked out. Prilosec isn't intended for prolonged use unless you're under a doctors care. Pretty sure it states that right on the box.
I think the medicine going OTC that surprised me the most was Allegra. I've had severe allergies my entire life, and tried for over 25 years to find a medicine that would work. Everything they have in stores now I took when they were prescription only. It's even how I found out I was allergic to Benadryl - how bad does that suck? But Claritin was great until Zyrtec and Allegra became available for prescription, but I never liked how Zyrtec can knock you out in the middle of the day, so Allegra is awesome. And if you have problems with Spring allergies, taking an Allegra every morning as soon as you get up will prevent you from ever feeling the effects of the pollen, I love it.I'm surprised it became otc. That and claritan. Makes you wonder what is next.
There are 5 levels of soundbars....Om, I know Klipsch does a great job with speakers. I currently have a Sony and I love it. Have you experienced any other sound bar or is this your only experience with one? I ask because I think it is time to upgrade since the room it will go into is a little larger than the one I have my Sony sound bar in now.