Out of the Blue

We seem to be getting a reprieve from a week of predicted rain today. This is good news for me, as I picked up a seed mix to patch some of the bald spots in our yard, and this gives a chance to go throw some of it around to take advantage of the downpours when they presumably return. Having a couple of big dogs means never having a picture-perfect lawn, but that's never been a high priority for us; but it would be nice to get a little better coverage in some spots, if for nothing else than to avoid the pups tracking as much mud into the house during spates of weather like this.

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 6, 2009, 18:27
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Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2009, 18:27
May 6, 2009, 18:27
 
Awesome, blue. I may have to find what that is. Parts of my lawn are sloped like / and I fear most seed n feed will just end up in the cul-de-sac.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 6, 2009, 14:14
PHJF
 
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May 6, 2009, 14:14
 PHJF
 
Okay, so I just dug out Civ4 Gold as I intend to try some mods, and eralized how absofuckinlutely stupid the publisher was:

It's on 3CDs... and includes a bonus behind-the-scenes DVD.
facepalm.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 6, 2009, 14:06
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Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2009, 14:06
May 6, 2009, 14:06
 
wait... if you throw seed and it rains downpours... wouldn't that wash the seed away? wouldn't you want to wait till the rains are done, THEN spread the seed?

In a general sense, newly spread grass seed needs to be kept moist for about the first week, so if you can plant before steady rains, mother nature is going to do a lot of your work for you.

Specifically in this case, I got a patching mixture that includes grass seed, fertilizer, and mulch, and it tends to stay where you put it.
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Re: D peppers
May 6, 2009, 11:36
PHJF
 
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Re: D peppers May 6, 2009, 11:36
May 6, 2009, 11:36
 PHJF
 
I feel like I need more Dr Pepper after I consume a Dr Pepper.
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Re: D peppers
May 6, 2009, 11:25
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Re: D peppers May 6, 2009, 11:25
May 6, 2009, 11:25
 Kxmode
 
It isn't a recipe for a soft drink, says Greg Artkop, a spokesman for the Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group. He said it's likely instead a recipe for a bitter digestive that bears the Dr Pepper name.

Strange because I feel bitterly digested after I consume a Dr Pepper.
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Re: Best
May 6, 2009, 11:01
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Re: Best May 6, 2009, 11:01
May 6, 2009, 11:01
 
I have the BD35, the predecessor to the BD60, and I am very happy with it. Great image quality, movies load quick and not other issues so far. Looks like you can do all kinds of steaming video on the BD60 which is pretty cool.
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Best "Budget" Blu-Ray player?
May 6, 2009, 10:47
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Best "Budget" Blu-Ray player? May 6, 2009, 10:47
May 6, 2009, 10:47
 
I have a couple Best Buy gift cards and think I am going to use them to get a Blu-Ray player.

Been looking at this one:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2009/03/12/Panasonic-DMP-BD60-Blu-ray-Player/p1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9260685&type=product&id=1218070353057

Anyone have one? Any other "budget" Blu-Ray player have such highly-rated picture quality? I was looking at the Samsung 1600 and LG 370 as well but the flip-down fronts on both are not something I care for when adding memory (the Panasonic uses a SD card instead of USB drive - nice!); the top-mounted buttons on the Samsung really won't work for my setup and the LG seems to have worse picture quality on upscaling regular DVDs.

Thanks!

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 6, 2009, 09:54
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May 6, 2009, 09:54
 
wait... if you throw seed and it rains downpours... wouldn't that wash the seed away? wouldn't you want to wait till the rains are done, THEN spread the seed?

Then again, my lawn looks like crap. But we got rid of the sugar maple tree that was responsible for it. Now we just need all that sap in the soil to break down.
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Re: D peppers
May 6, 2009, 08:28
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May 6, 2009, 08:28
 
but ingredients seem to include mandrake root, sweet flag root and syrup.

It isn't a recipe for a soft drink, says Greg Artkop, a spokesman for the Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group. He said it's likely instead a recipe for a bitter digestive that bears the Dr Pepper name.

wow - not your average soda there.. bitter digestive, huh? yeh, go ahead and try it buddy
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 6, 2009, 08:20
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May 6, 2009, 08:20
 
Blue did you ever figure out who or what dug the small circural holes in your backyard??
I have a nifty blue line!
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