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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Too much diy? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So the UPS guy comes to the door yesterday. Usually he just drops the packages on the porch. This time he's standing there with a package for my wife. "Hey, what's going on," he says, "This isn't from Mouser!"

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Too much diy? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Okay, now THAT'S funny!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Does she order from Digi-key or sometihng???

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

HAHAHA Great.

I have thursdays off so I place a Digikey order usually every Wednesday so it shows up on Thursday. My Purolator driver usually comes around 2:00. Today he came at 10:30 and commented about how he hoped he didn't wake me up (which he did).

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

goldenechos wrote:
Does she order from Digi-key or sometihng???

No, she orders from places with strange names you never heard of. For example someplace called landsend (can you really send land to people?), another called potterybarn (sounds hopeful, but nope, no connection to the Klee), and then there's harryanddavid (they sell food -- in case you can't get to the grocery store, I guess) ...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

frijitz wrote:
So the UPS guy comes to the door yesterday. Usually he just drops the packages on the porch. This time he's standing there with a package for my wife. "Hey, what's going on," he says, "This isn't from Mouser!


If DIY electronics ever had a Vaudeville Circuit, this would be the opening joke.

Salut, all you good people on this forum!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My wife is accustomed to a lot of parcels arriving, too.
And the neighbours take them occasionaly - as we are taking theirs.

So one day my wife calls me there's a *huge* package for the neighbours (who were on holidays), and it's now stored in our car port.

When the neighbours came back, they said, oh yes, that must be the palm tree.

Palm tree ?! Shocked

We thought it was a plant ... not very likely to survive in German climate ...

Weeks later, he started to dig a hole in his garden, filled it with concrete, and now we have a 3m high eyesore, a bright yellow plastic palm tree, in our view. Well, at least the children like it ... Embarassed
Did I mention its leaves make a light show, too ?!

JH.

ETA: Thinking of it, I forgot to tell my wife about the package that will arrive today, with several hundreds of padded envolopes ...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

jhaible wrote:

Did I mention its leaves make a light show, too ?!


Post pix!
Post videos!
Post the damned plastic tree!
This we must see!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
jhaible wrote:

Did I mention its leaves make a light show, too ?!


Post pix!
Post videos!
Post the damned plastic tree!
This we must see!
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too much coffee too much coffee too much coffee too much coffee too much coffee
too much coffee too much coffee too much coffee too much coffee too much coffee
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I'll take a photo on the weekend.

He's a very friendly and helpful neighbour, and I didn't have the heart to tell him what it looks like ...

OTOH, I heard that palm tree will be a topic at next year's parish fair parade ... Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

jhaible wrote:
Weeks later, he started to dig a hole in his garden, filled it with concrete, and now we have a 3m high eyesore, a bright yellow plastic palm tree, in our view. Well, at least the children like it ... Embarassed
Did I mention its leaves make a light show, too ?!


Since I live in LA, I can easily procure and post to you some life-size pink plastic flamingos, if the illuminated palm tree is lonely... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey, we have one of those illuminated palm trees on our porch. They are wonderful.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Odd. No one wants pics of Howard's tree.

Well, post 'em if you've got 'em!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'll post a pic of my tree, but it looks better at night time. I was waiting for the sun to set. Hope you can wait a couple of hours. I know it's tough, but I promise, it's worth the wait.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Peake wrote:
Odd. No one wants pics of Howard's tree.


Not so quick, of course I want to see it, and Jürgen's as well ! Hey we could have a palm tree sub-forum !

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
Peake wrote:
Odd. No one wants pics of Howard's tree.


Not so quick, of course I want to see it, and Jürgen's as well ! Hey we could have a palm tree sub-forum !


Shelly says there's one down the street. I'll try to check it out tonight.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Couldn't there be too much DIY? I mean it is really addictive hobo drinking
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If they have illuminated leaves, I'm surprised that no one here has broken out the LDRs.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Would it then make today "Electric Palm Friday"?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You guys are cruel.
My brain has almost learned to filter the sight of the palm tree out, and now here I am waiting for it to be illumitated again, so I can take a photo!
Sorry, Ian, for having planted palm trees in your thread.

JH.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
From here: Plastic Palm Tree

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

wow! Dual palms. Fantastic...

Here is our palm. I enjoy sitting under it drinking a cup of coffee and watching the birds eating from our bird feeders. The tree makes multiple reflections and at nite it looks like we are in a forest of illuminated palms.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wonderful! Looks like you've got a nice comfy chair for lounging amongst the rocky sands of Allentown beaches Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Camp !

Let's have more Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

We are hoping that we'll get some plastic flamingos to land near the tree, but so far only finches, nut hatches, titmice, chickadees, doves, and a hawk that eats them. I would like to see a hawk try to dine on a plastic flamingo. Evolution is an amazing thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

jhaible wrote:
Sorry, Ian, for having planted palm trees in your thread.

No, I'm enjoying it. Sometimes a thread just has to go where it wants to. I told my wife about these new illuminated palm trees and she just looked at me like Where have you been spaceman?

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