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At the risk of inflammation....

If you can afford a Macan, you can afford to pave the driveway that it sits upon. I can't imagine leaving that car outdoors, let alone on whatever that is you are calling a "driveway". :laugh2:
 

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go ahead and then when they try to serve you a citation, call on one of the animal rights group and claim you have been paying the goat as he had a troubled childhood and hank is a recovering grassaholic.

then call the local news...now a days they luv goofy ass stories like that....then you get protests going :laugh2:
They have a chicken coop in the yard a few blocks up the road. Why not a donkey?
 

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Damn sounds like they are on mission, the 'no comprende' would make me wanna draw down on them and ask 'comprende?'
 

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..what's a lawn ?

..son and I trim Mesquite trees in winter..great grilling or smoking..no landscapers needed..
I use mesquite occasionally, wisdom says its for beef and similar meats, but add a bit to the coals for chicken wings and man what a kick it adds.
 

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They call it "mow and blow" for a reason. The way it works is to do more in a day than is humanly possible. Here the demand exceeds supply. You're just thankful they show. They could care less if you cancel. They probably have a waiting list. It's not right, but it is what it is. Deal with it, find that magical kid (best option) or do it.

Couldn't agree with you more. Frustrating enough as just a driver. Three cars back at a stop sign and all of a sudden you're under attack by some dude with earbuds and evidently absolutely zero peripheral vision.
 
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I don't enjoy mowing either. I'm allergic to everything green that grows in the ground. When I'm finished I'm covered in hives.

But, no one is going to do it for me and I don't want to know what a lawn service would cost. And I enjoy being in the country. If I get so old I can't even sit on a tractor then it will be time to move back to a town.
 

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fair enough, i get it. i didn't cut mine when i was making bank but always had a rider in the garage. when shit went south, i canceled Pedro and been handling it myself.

and my neighbor basically gave me his riding craftsman to get it out of his garage. it's a 2009 and runs like a boss so i'm good. sold my old one some weeks ago and an eegit drove it 5 miles home, not sure he ever made it.

here's the rub on that. i'm 2 blocks from Arlington Park, which now has a bid to purchase the park by the Chicago Bears. I could be selling top parking spots all around my property on the street for bank.

but i have no plans on being here if that actually happened. I don't believe it will, but it could be a good practice facility for them that's not 200 miles away from home. That would be fine, full blown NFL games? no thank you, stay downtown.
It won't happen. As perfect as Arlington is for the Bears, they are notoriously cheap. My guess is this is just a ploy to get more out of the city and the spot they're in right now, which is miserable to get to for a game. It's a shame too, cause Arlington Park would be a cash cow for the Bears. Final Four's, Wrestling events, Big 10 Championships, Soccer, Concerts, Etc. Build a casino there. I mean if this was an opportiunity for say Jerry Jones, he would basically say write any amount on this check and I will pay you. But the Bears? They'll fuck it up.
 

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All this talk of lawn mowing and bushes brings me to back to my first real life bush sighting. I was 11 and cut the grass of several people in the neighborhood. One was a rather " Rubenesque" housewife that lived a couple of doors down. Once I went to collect my 5 bucks for cutting her front yard and she answered the door in only a t-shirt. Her shirt wasn't long enough to cover everything and the bottom half of her 1970's bush was showing. It was blonde and huge and glorious! She noticed me staring and looked down and then just smirked at me and let me look at it for a few minutes. She never did it again but believe me her yard got a lot of special attention after that. I still remember that like it was yesterday. Thank you Mrs. Holley, wherever you are...
 
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It won't happen. As perfect as Arlington is for the Bears, they are notoriously cheap. My guess is this is just a ploy to get more out of the city and the spot they're in right now, which is miserable to get to for a game. It's a shame too, cause Arlington Park would be a cash cow for the Bears. Final Four's, Wrestling events, Big 10 Championships, Soccer, Concerts, Etc. Build a casino there. I mean if this was an opportiunity for say Jerry Jones, he would basically say write any amount on this check and I will pay you. But the Bears? They'll fuck it up.
i agree, it's just a bargaining tactic. and i also agree that going to a game at Soldier Field is a freaking nightmare to get to and from. i've been to one home game in my life, a pre-season game, and knew right then that it would be the last bears home game i ever go to. i've seen them on the road a couple times since.
these days there's a handful of woke karens picketing outside the park with signs that read "horse racing is animal abuse". hadn't seen them until this past week.
 

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i agree, it's just a bargaining tactic. and i also agree that going to a game at Soldier Field is a freaking nightmare to get to and from. i've been to one home game in my life, a pre-season game, and knew right then that it would be the last bears home game i ever go to. i've seen them on the road a couple times since.
these days there's a handful of woke karens picketing outside the park with signs that read "horse racing is animal abuse". hadn't seen them until this past week.
I dunno - they're might be something more to this
even Goodie supported it

personally I'd like to see it built - maybe go to some March Madness or
even College Bowl games
in a perfect world it would be called Justin Field

 

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I dunno - they're might be something more to this
even Goodie supported it

personally I'd like to see it built - maybe go to some March Madness or
even College Bowl games
in a perfect world it would be called Justin Field

hadn't seen that story yet in the morning feed. thanks. hey maybe it happens, but we've heard all kinds of these rumors and whatnot over the years. Schaumburg, Rosemont, etc. this one may hold up though, time will tell.

fridays in the summer like today, it's party in the park with post times starting at 3PM. i hit a superfecta box last year that cost $2.40 and paid over $300. that made for a great friday night. so i hope they could keep the racing alive, which it sounds like they may.

but i'm outta here in around 2 years at the most, so whatever happens after that i really dgaf.
 

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hadn't seen that story yet in the morning feed. thanks. hey maybe it happens, but we've heard all kinds of these rumors and whatnot over the years. Schaumburg, Rosemont, etc. this one may hold up though, time will tell.

fridays in the summer like today, it's party in the park with post times starting at 3PM. i hit a superfecta box last year that cost $2.40 and paid over $300. that made for a great friday night. so i hope they could keep the racing alive, which it sounds like they may.

but i'm outta here in around 2 years at the most, so whatever happens after that i really dgaf.
atp it really makes a lot of sense - 17 games this year - 18 the next
the NFL in its infinite greed along with the new influx of gambling revenue
- might be a great opportunity for a muni bond

just not looking forward to the required infrastructure and road work
53 north of 90 will just be impossible - for 3+ years
 

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atp it really makes a lot of sense - 17 games this year - 18 the next
the NFL in its infinite greed along with the new influx of gambling revenue
- might be a great opportunity for a muni bond

just not looking forward to the required infrastructure and road work
53 north of 90 will just be impossible - for 3+ years
it definitely makes more sense than in the past, and it's a huge chunk to re-develop.

as it stands it's the nicest horseracing track in the US and it would be a shame to lose it. the largest overhang with no pillars, etc. the grounds are kept "disney" clean and trimmed. (just to stay on the landscaping topic)



53 and 90 are under eternal construction, so that'd be nothing new. :doh:
i think they had just finished 90 a year ago, again.
 

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