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Re: Just in time for XYZmas, Breaking Bad Action Figures

Can I get them without the figures, just the bags of meth and cash?

by VapidLapid

October 21st, 2014, 5:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Just in time for XYZmas, Breaking Bad Action Figures

Replies: 25

Views: 291
Why

is the time stamp on Pricescope always four hours ahead of me (NYC)? I can't seem to find any place on the globe with that time zone except Iceland. Is the diamond forum called "Ice Land" by those in the know (who clearly are not me)?

by VapidLapid

October 19th, 2014, 6:15 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why

Replies: 0

Views: 165
Re: Look what I get to see from my home office!

jealous.
*sigh*
I live in lower Manhattan
I don't feed the wild life.

However I did once see a wild turkey in Hudson River Park between the Mary Miss sculpture and the Holocaust museum.
And no, I do not mean an empty bottle of wild turkey, 'twas a real live bird!

by VapidLapid

October 19th, 2014, 6:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Look what I get to see from my home office!

Replies: 10

Views: 434

by VapidLapid

October 19th, 2014, 10:03 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Finally, something I agree with conservatives about...

Replies: 10

Views: 363

by VapidLapid

October 18th, 2014, 11:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: comet fly by Mars this weekend

Replies: 2

Views: 102
Re: Thoughts on these rough sapphires? Cutters care to weigh

It is really impossible to evaluate a rough stone online, even harder from a single picture. Most people when buying rough this way, buy for quality stones from reputable dealers they have bought from before so they know the seller's photography style and descriptors. It is entirely impossible to im...

by VapidLapid

October 17th, 2014, 10:00 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Thoughts on these rough sapphires? Cutters care to weigh in?

Replies: 13

Views: 318
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

I have a question that I should be able to answer myself. Or perhaps I don't like the answer and I'm looking for someone to enable me in my denial. what is the moh's hardness of steel? I know it will vary for differently composed steels and whether they have been oil hardened. All the hardness data ...

by VapidLapid

October 3rd, 2014, 9:16 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3924

Views: 97965
Re: Who was president, prime minister when you were born?

Ike, although kennedy had already won the election

by VapidLapid

October 1st, 2014, 10:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who was president, prime minister when you were born?

Replies: 48

Views: 365
Re: Neon Mahenge Spinel...

The picture looks suspiciously fantastic! I expect a huge amount of amped vibrance and saturation. Is the vendor known to be reliable? also dimensions are lacking, do you have them? do they imply a window? What is the depth%? And bear in mind there have been quite a few reports in the last few weeks...

by VapidLapid

October 1st, 2014, 9:09 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Neon Mahenge Spinel...

Replies: 12

Views: 430

by VapidLapid

October 1st, 2014, 6:13 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: help me pick the best color change garnet

Replies: 18

Views: 489
Re: Ebola arrives in America tomorrow on a fancy private jet

I am glad they advise us not to touch the body of a person who has died from ebola. I already feel as if I dodged a bullet. I suspect that, when CDC says "not spread through air or water" they are telling the truth, in that ebola itself (free virus, not inside a host cell) will not survive...

by VapidLapid

October 1st, 2014, 9:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ebola arrives in America tomorrow on a fancy private jet

Replies: 254

Views: 4985
Re: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

I am sorry . I seem to have misunderstood your intentions. Gene Flanigan of PrecisionGems has some sapphire stock that might make a very strong match to the stone you have. You can ask him if he has something he can cut to suit your needs.He also cuts colored stones in princess designs. I have two o...

by VapidLapid

September 28th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

Replies: 10

Views: 306
Re: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

regardless what the stone turns out to be, I would hate to see such a lovely antique piece be taken apart.
I think you could avail yourself of the resources here on PS to find a stone that won't break your budget.

by VapidLapid

September 28th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

Replies: 10

Views: 306
Re: poll: were you mad about U2?

In 1980, at the age of 19 I was MAD about U2!!! I had the distinctive pleasure to see them at Irving Plaza club 47 a week before Boy was released in the US. I already knew it having bought the UK import weeks before. One of the greatest shows I have ever seen. Others I have seen were Gang of Four at...

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 8:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: poll: were you mad about U2?

Replies: 28

Views: 452
Re: Mattress Too Firm: Featherbed vs. Memory/Gel Foam Topper

I have a high end feather and I hate it. I have bloody scratches all over all the time and I hate the thing. Plus it rends itself of feathers at a disturbing rate. Not that I worry about it losing its fluff, but I resent having to clean up after it. neighbors have foam topper and love it

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 7:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Mattress Too Firm: Featherbed vs. Memory/Gel Foam Topper?

Replies: 13

Views: 210
Re: What's going on with DanielM?

Having never contacted daniel m I have stayed out of this thread. I am sorry to see it even continues to exist. Years ago I worked for a service company, lettuce entertain you, and we had a policy called triple A, such that when a client expressed discontent, you immediately apologize, regardless of...

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 6:49 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What's going on with DanielM?

Replies: 254

Views: 11819
Re: window... :-(

I am sorry you are having a bad purchasing experience, regardless of whether it was from a "PS recommended" vendor. I would like to see the vendor pic and one of your own after receiving it.

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 5:00 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: window... :-(

Replies: 16

Views: 520
Re: Where Would You Go if You Could Only Take One Last Trip

New Zealand or Patagonia.
Can my last trip be for say, twenty years?

by VapidLapid

September 18th, 2014, 4:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Where Would You Go if You Could Only Take One Last Trip Ever

Replies: 41

Views: 529
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

An interesting question, Deb. I wonder how much the casualness of spoken language, verses the formality of written language, plays in this. I think the example of a court stenographer is a good place to question from. If the court stenographer hears "I axed him" and records it as "I a...

by VapidLapid

September 17th, 2014, 4:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1111
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Just another opinion. I am a court reporter. When people mispronounce words when they are in the witness box, I have to write what they say verbatim. It drives my crazy. I had a witness on the stand that said, "I axed him. " This is an educated person. I had to leave it in the way they sa...

by VapidLapid

September 16th, 2014, 5:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1111
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

since you said you have bought 5 color change garnets from him, do you know what kind of color am I going to expect for "dark blue" for the first one ( http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?1925200798 )? is it something around cornflower blue with a little gray ? No. I would expect this to b...

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 133

Views: 1830
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I cant help but feel that this discussion has lost its way and is chasing phantoms. The scientific study of linguistics, which gives no particular language practice priority or "more correctness" over another is of necessity interdisciplinary, using phonics, develpomental psychology, philo...

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 6:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1111
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

I prefer the first one, though the window would drive me nuts. the second is light which might be better than too dark but again windowed. The third one has a nicer cut, possibly tolerable tilt window, but is too far gone to the dark side.

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 10:21 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 133

Views: 1830
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

I have many purchases from Multicolour, and kept them all with no regrets. It is difficult to gauge true color from their photos. It has helped me to click the "download identification report", I find the photos look less attenuated there as pdf files than they do on the website. If he des...

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 9:29 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 133

Views: 1830
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Obviously, I am not on either side of this discussion, (I am choosing not to call it an argument, thought in academic circles I would), rather I find my feet sink in the mud regardless of which side of the fence I step on. I suspect this very question is at the root of the troubles of Babel. For I a...

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1111

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Newfoundland and Spaniel Puppy Playing

Replies: 7

Views: 204


I think if Fowler were here he would call a foul. So many problems get raised, and called into question by simple statements, like, it is, or is not grammatical, to say {... }, or to say what, within the context of what grammatic, is right or wrong. Language gets meaning from usage, usage hones (or ...

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 7:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1111
Re: Yellow Chrysoberyl Ring

I'll have to register for a Jealousy Management program.

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Yellow Chrysoberyl Ring

Replies: 16

Views: 382
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

the lovely older gentleman directly upstairs from me was found dead this morning on his bed. I expect it was a heart attack as he was 81. However, he had just returned thursday from two months in Africa (Ivory coast) and had spent some time there in hospital for a UTI. The day he returned his toilet...

by VapidLapid

September 10th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10977

Views: 144800
Re: Anyone getting calls from "Windows"?

I had a call today about my final opportunity to lower my interest rates as regards to the financial stimulus. The nice gentlman said he would try to get me down to as little as 1.3%so we talked for a while about debt and credit cards. He was calling from credit services, which a quick search on the...

by VapidLapid

September 9th, 2014, 9:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone getting calls from "Windows"?

Replies: 22

Views: 425