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2 points · 1 day ago

Choice Auto Repair on Western. You can drop off your keys anytime, or schedule it if you have to wait. They don't have weekend hours though.

2 points · 4 days ago

I grew up in NJ. Main difference is the car/personal property taxes. Need an inspection before you do registration/taxes yearly.

Other than that it's fairly similar to the northeast.

Driver's suck everywhere.

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2 points · 4 days ago

Yup was going to say this. However, you don't need an inspection the first year you register. Definitely do your research on current value of your car and what the percentage of tax is. It can be a bit of sticker shock bc it's every year. Insurance is FAR less than NY/Long Island.

Do the locals a favor and keep quiet about how much better this or that was in NY, or just endlessly talk about it. No one wants to hear it and it won't endear you to your new neighbors. Learn how to pronounce things, how to blend into your new home, not the other way around.

I lived in Nassau and Suffolk and just moved to Raleigh a year ago. We visited NY a couple of weeks ago and it just solidified that we made the right decision. We're very happy here but we're older and really wanted a nicer, calmer, slower atmosphere.

Good luck!

1 point · 5 days ago

I was in Pullen Park at about 5:45 and the Raleigh Police were there talking to some men in one of the pavilions who had been yelling and throwing things. I noticed the helicopter circling the area and it was a dark color but you could see through the middle of it, so the doors on the side were open. No insignias that I could see. At first I thought it was for the police presence, but it seemed to fly over NCSU campus and then move on. I thought maybe there was an accident in the area but when I checked traffic maps, I didn't see anything.

1 point · 7 days ago

Impressive. I've only seen it once, and it sure didn't look like that.

3 points · 8 days ago · edited 8 days ago

With the upward angle, blur, rain, and being focused on the pointy tip to watch for the lightning, I completely missed that it was the new World Trade Center. I know what the old ones looked like, but I haven't had as much exposure to the new one and it's not as memorable to me. I've only seen it from further out and didn't recognize this angle at all. I've even been to NYC and seen it in person once, but still not up close like this.

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0 points · 8 days ago

I'm a native NYer and didn't recognize it.

1 point · 9 days ago

Might want to get some shots afterwards.

Same here

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2 points · 9 days ago

Lake Johnson over by Jones Franklin and still have it, but we did get flickers a few times. Watching the DVR while we've still got juice.

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6 points · 11 days ago

Nose, not eyes.

I wonder what it would be like to have a dog's sense of smell with our human brain's processing power. Maybe just for a few hours.

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1 point · 11 days ago

I had 2 Labs. We played search games with treats. One of them primarily used her nose and she was great at problem solving and remembering where they were from each round we did. The other used his eyes, usually didn't find much, and would just sit at my feet and stare at me, waiting for me to hand-feed him. It's amazing how different dogs of the same breed can be totally different.

0 points · 11 days ago

That might be Stella. If it isn't, she's worth following if you like this kind of thing:

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3 points · 13 days ago

You really think it’ll be that bad? I was hoping it would blow through Thursday and some of Friday and I could still go to the dreamville festival Saturday. I don’t know much about hurricanes though

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2 points · 13 days ago

Yea I prepare what I can but I don't start getting worried until we're a couple of days out, because these storm tracks aren't a sure thing.

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Original Poster22 points · 11 days ago

For a the new folks to the area. Especially from NJ. Do not be at CVM when this storm rolls in.

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4 points · 11 days ago

Ok I'll bite. Why especially from NJ?

7 points · 13 days ago

I was supposed to go tonight but went to the supermarket instead. I'll be up early anyway so I'll fill up tomorrow. I can't imagine what Wednesday is going to be like if it's this bad already.

All the ITB gas stations I've spoken with are out

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1 point · 12 days ago

Out of what, all gas? I went to the BP on the corner of Hillsborough and Gorman and they were out of 87 but had 89 and 93. That was at 7am this morning, no problem, no wait.

6 points · 13 days ago

I am a fairly new employee and just found out I will probably have to use my own vacation days for Thu/Fri. I'm really hoping we get to work from home instead to support the mandatory staff.

3 points · 13 days ago

There's some text on the adverse weather page (linked in the email) that says you can arrange with your supervisor to work from a different location as long as you clock in and out using WolfTime.

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2 points · 13 days ago

Fingers crossed. I should find out tomorrow. I'm wondering if that will depend on our budget too, which is always a factor in decisions.

13 points · 13 days ago

I went to Whole Foods about 5:45 and there were a lot of people there but nothing like this. No tuna, no water, only beans left for canned vegetables. I got cereal, granola, trail mix, peanut butter, crackers, cookies, almond milk, toilet paper, apples and bananas though.

137 points · 13 days ago

You're a good egg, Phelps.

This has happened to me a couple times on my phone and once or twice on the computer. The only way it has ever fixed for me was to close out whatever browser you are using, clear the cookies/cache/etc. and try again.

There probably is a better fix but I have not found it yet!

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3 points · 13 days ago

Yup, what he said.

As an invasive species, should we really be concerned? Or does it affect other species as well?

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8 points · 13 days ago

All birds can be affected by contagious diseases through dirty feeders. I don't go out of my way to help out House Sparrows or Starlings because they're not native and can be aggressive towards native species like Bluebirds, so I know what you're saying though.

That makes more sense. The way OP phrased it I took it as a species specific disease. My mistake.

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2 points · 13 days ago

Actually I read a little bit about it and although this specific disease affects House Finches, there are others. These bird feeds have oils in them and a feeder can get nasty over time. But I also read that Finches are competing with Sparrows for the lead on invasiveness too. I learned something new today.

Original Poster31 points · 20 days ago

I asked them when I was there

Dog food was what they said would be helpful... So thats what I did.

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7 points · 20 days ago

Exactly. Have you ever considered volunteering? They run an excellent program with a lot of volunteer opportunities at two locations.

Original Poster3 points · 20 days ago

Thats the other reason I went down to see them. But it turns out they are a really long way from where I live next to Falls Lake in N Raleigh.

But I figured I can send them one of those 45 lb bags of dog food ea month.

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2 points · 20 days ago

Yea, that would be a bit of a hike. But you're really close to Saving Grace.

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Original Poster1 point · 21 days ago

Thank you!

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1 point · 21 days ago

We stayed there for 2 days when we moved to NC before our apartment was ready. Cleaner and less damaged than you would think, it being pet friendly. Quiet too. We splurged for a suite and it had a full kitchen, and free breakfast. You can't bring your pets into the food area though. I hope you're back home soon.

There was a lot of outrage about the violence of these cartoons (and especially looney tunes for the gun violence) that eventually lead to a lot of episodes being taken out of kids programming. That's what itchy and scratchy was a parody of. They took violence to the extreme and always had people in springfield screaming about how these cartoons were harming children.

Society is always trying to find a way to say that certain things harm children. Now that they killed elmer fudd they've moved on to video games.

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1 point · 23 days ago

I bought a VCR tape way back when and there was some kind of warning before it started. Might have been Whoopi Goldberg explaining the racism?

I remember seeing this as a kid and not understanding it... That is pretty dark.

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1 point · 23 days ago

I seem to remember that these cartoons were originally meant for adults.

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50 points · 24 days ago

I'm having to do a double take when I see Alison these days. It's like she stopped aging since West Wing. Which is ironic because I thought she seemed to look older than her age really was around that period of time. Still gorgeous though.

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1 point · 23 days ago

Her hair was terrible and she had a gap between her front teeth. I follow her on Instagram and she showed some of her workouts with her personal trainer. She works very hard to maintain her looks.

This is the scene where he gavels the defective tape recorder right?

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2 points · 23 days ago

The scenes with him and the first lady are gold.

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My man! So yard work (more like hard work amirite?) is actually right up my alley! As I've had to note before, no, I don't have a truck or any equipment (on account of being a college student with limited space in my apartment). But, I don't think that limits by ability to really help out if you've got work for me!

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1 point · 23 days ago

Do you go to State? I've often considered contacting the Horticulture dept and seeing if they had any program where students could be hired to do part time landscape/garden tasks. I don't have a house yet but when I get one (hopefully early next year), I thought it might be good to have some help.

I do! What a neat idea, that hustle is seriously something to be admired! Well, all the same, feel free to reach out directly, my man! I'm sure you'll have some dope as fuck work to do :)

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3 points · 23 days ago

If I find out they do have some kind of list or program, I'll let you know. And yes, I'll at least be tilling and spreading compost, possibly building berms and raised beds, building deer fencing. Btw.. I'm a wo-man, my man. ;)

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I cringed so much when I saw her on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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1 point · 23 days ago

I had to give up on that show. Each one I see isn't funny and if it's not funny, at least it could be interesting but it's not that either.

I endured to see the cars. There is only 1 episode which I skipped completely because both the car and the "Comedian" (If you want to call her that) were fucking retarded.

It was SJP with that god awful wood paneled station wagon.

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1 point · 23 days ago

Agreed, she doesn't qualify as a comedian. I noticed on the new season all the 'beauty shots' of the coffee has the same brand on the cup too. I hate that.

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Original Poster1 point · 24 days ago

Around 7 730 Catch all the beautiful colors in the sky and snag that bench on the runoff area before the other trail starts or sit on that concrete slope

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1 point · 24 days ago

Actually, the dam is on the east side, so the sun would be rising behind you. Being by the boathouse side would probably be better I think, for sunrise.

Original Poster2 points · 24 days ago

Didn’t see it but did smell it

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0 points · 24 days ago

What you smelled are the pipes that drain from the surrounding areas into the lake. It's worse when water levels are low.

As far as dog shit, I live on the lake and am on both sides frequently. I do see it sometimes, but it's not that bad.

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It's definitely the worst injury I can remember since Drew completely shredded his knee in ANW3/Sasuke 27 and that didn't even look that bad...he just landed awkwardly.

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2 points · 24 days ago

I didn't know that, I haven't been watching that far back. I have even more respect from people who can come back from an injury mentally as well as physically. I have had one minor injury and it's always in the back of my mind when I do far less challenging workouts than these guys.

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