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We finally had Dr. Tree come by and take down the pair of Mimosa trees that died in our back yard over the past couple of years (at the time I described the blight they came down with to which all these trees are subject). One of them was a candidate for amateur felling, as it was in the middle of the yard, but the other was growing through a corner of our deck, requiring the expertise of a professional. It was pretty impressive watching the one guy scamper up this tree and scientifically dismantle it, and almost as remarkable watching his squad of helpers scramble around collecting the fallen wood to feed to the wood chipper. Now that this is done, I am so happy that these trees are finally gone. I recall complaining about how much crap (buds, leaves, flowers, and seed pods) these guys left all over the yard and deck in life, but it turned out they were just as messy in death, leaving twigs, branches, and dead bark all over the place. Good riddance.

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28. Re: Mimosa trees May 20, 2004, 22:02 Halsy
As long as they don't have 'Property of Halsy' embroidered on the crotch I think I will be okay.

I don't want the whole package, just the left one. I'm sure I could eBay it for a new PC. The fact that he actually got tight leather pants too tight in the crotch is simply a sign from the powers that be that he should yield up his left nut to me. I get a new PC out of it, and he gets leather pants that fit. There's a certain poetry to it all.

Hey, speaking of PC's, I'm in the process of reviewing all the stuff I'll get when I finally spring for all my stuff (it'll be mid to late July when I take the plunge as I want PCI express everything), but meanwhile I could use a new PC case, fans and power supply. I was looking at Enermax's and Thermaltake's stuff so far and it looks good (although the Thermaltake cases are a bit tacky for my tastes). Anyone have good recommendations on QUIET pc cases and parts (power supply/fans). Also for a Power supply should I just go for the juice and grab a 480W or 500W PS or would 350W/400W pass muster?

I saw this Chenbro case and it looks pretty cool.

This Enermax case is cool too. I like the yellow one in particular (I used to own a TR6 that same color and it has the whole Yellow Submarine positive vibe).

I've done a bit more research on LCD monitors and it's my understanding that 20ms monitors can be good for gaming. Anyone know for sure? I'm looking at dropping 1000 or less (if possible) on an LCD if that's the case (if not I'll stick with CRT). Anyone have suggestions on a 20ms LCD (or if they're even worth it)?


"You make me sick, learn to love my right nut."
- Enahs
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