I hate going to the beach...

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,114
    I doubt that one day at the beach will ruin his skin or his eyes; you said he was covered in sunscreen right? And unless you're going to keep him in a monastery until he's 21, you live in Cali - he WILL find his way to the beach on his own, especially if he's got a 'Vette to drive there himself ;)


    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Have to side with John on this. Going to the beach with little kids is a PITA. I'm not a beach lover to begin with, add to that the hour spent prepping just to get out the fargin' door and I'm one cranky SOB.
    lol, Dave you're a cranky SOB anyway!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,442
    1 word in favor of beaches....

    Bikinis
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited July 9
    ^^of course Bikinis
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    The struggle is real. :'(

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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,814
    Dearly good....vote in November....to rescind John's man card.

    Guy moves to california which is known to have 840 miles of beach. Strike one

    Has child in California. Strike two

    Drives a Jag XJ as his "family car'. Ssssstttrrrrrriiiiiike Thrreeeeesee, Yoooouuuuuuu're Oooooouuuuutttttt!

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,069
    Lol...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    ... coulda been a Miata.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    Or a 'Vette? lol, I'm here allllll week!

    I gotta say, you sure are bein' a good sport here, John B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    msg wrote: »
    Or a 'Vette? lol, I'm here allllll week!

    I gotta say, you sure are bein' a good sport here, John B)

    Yeah, they never did a 2+2 Corvette, nor an SUV morph.

    ... so far.

    Heck, up here, we see almost as many freaking Maserati sedans as we see Teslas... which is to say a lot. :|

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    With the ventiports portholes in the fender, they look like freaking Buicks with freaking tridents stuck on the grilles.

    Man, when I was a lad, a Maserati looked like a freaking Maserati.

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    Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go outside and yell at a cloud now.

    :/
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    Oh, those are borrowed images -- ours are different colors.

    ahem.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Man, when I was a lad, a Maserati looked like a freaking Maserati.
    When I was a kid, "Pantera" was a cool car and not some redneck poser band from Texas. :p

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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,814
    After he is stripped of his man card, he can buy the car of his dreams...

    A used, sweat soaked Leaf from NJ!
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    mrbiron wrote: »
    A used, sweat soaked Leaf from NJ!

    That converts empty pizza boxes and fast food wrappers into energy to power its 7hp electric motor.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,442
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
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    Ooooh, I want that.

    Imagine takin' that baby to the beach.
    hmmm -- wonder how those LiOH batteries feel about salt spray?

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    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    I grew up on the beaches of Carlsbad and Oceanside CA. We would hit the beach almost daily for years. I still have duck feet (fins) scars on the tops of my feet. We would go and have fun, drink beer and other party favors. Bonfires till midnight. It was a SoCal blast.

    Now to me the beach is a bummer, traffic is insane, can't have a beer and most places won't even allow bonfires anymore. The crime that has moved into the beaches is just out of control.

    As for the cold water, yeah that is the one drawback to SoCal. lucky if it hit's 72. Just look at the current flow and that say's it all.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,442
    tonyb wrote: »
    charley95 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... coulda been a Miata.

    Guys that drive Miata's squat to pee.

    LMAO...we are going to have to share a barstool one of these days.

    I would suggest you each get your own bar stool
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    For the record, I like Miatas. When I bought my Focus ZX-3 (2000) the Miata was on my short list. I couldn't fit all four of us in it, though, so the Focus won out.

    The ZX-3, with a 5 speed manual, was a great car. I put over 180k miles on it, passed it along to our daughter & son-in-law, and they had it close to 250k when fatal rusting finally claimed it. The rear suspension kind of divorced itself from the structure of the car, so it was time for euthanasia. :(

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    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited July 10
    My girlfriend purchased a new 2017 Miata convertible last year. I am just 6'2" and it is a real labor to get in and out of. Nice little car though, with it's paddle shifters and all.

    But yes, it is a chick car.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,555
    Post up a pic! (The car, not the gf!)
    My girlfriend purchased a new 2017 Miata convertible last year. I am just 6'2" and it is a real labor to get in and out of. Nice little car though, with it's paddle shifters and all.

    But yes, it is a chick car.

    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    shifters belong on the floor -- with a clutch.
    Sorry :p


    ... but then again, I use vacuum tubes and play rekkids sometimes, too.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    ^^I couldn't agree more.
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    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    edited July 10
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    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; Zu Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 681
    I feel your pain and agree with all your issues. We had three little ones so the memories are all bad.
    Personally I stay away from the beach in the summer. Too much traffic and too many people. The day after Labor Day and through October the weather is pretty much the same and you get the beach almost to yourself.
    That’s our M.O. anyway.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Post up a pic! (The car, not the gf!)
    My girlfriend purchased a new 2017 Miata convertible last year. I am just 6'2" and it is a real labor to get in and out of. Nice little car though, with it's paddle shifters and all.

    But yes, it is a chick car.

    Don't listen to him!
    If there happens to be a car in the pic, that's okay too.

  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 400
    I think this boils down to separation anxiety from your audio gear. As the kid-count goes up, the hobby time goes down.
  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,479
    If its not that often, rent a car. Better to mess up a rental than your own.
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