Open thread for Friday, January 21

by on January 21, 2011 · 19 comments

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Here it is boys and girls, your open thread for Friday, January 21, 2011.

This means you can say what’s on your mind without having to push your round thoughts into the square pegs of a post.

Got a rant or a rave? Here’s where you put it.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar editordude January 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

We and our readers had such fun with the open thread last Friday, we decided to do it once a week. If you’d rather see it on someday other than a Friday, let us know.


avatar OB Joe January 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

I was passing by the OB place where you dump your Christmas tree and I almost stopped to talk to this one guy who was putting his tree out and ask him, ‘when is it proper for one to take down Christmas decorations?’ Obviously he was doing it like almost 4 weeks after the holiday.


avatar Allthink January 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

I am a man. I am a man with a plan. I am a man with a plan to close Newport Ave. and make a greenway (very successful street conversions to greenways have occurred in Devner, Vancouver, and of course European socialist countries).

Buzzinesess will initially object, but once peer reviewed evidence is presented to them about the economic benefits of such street conversion, I can not imagine any reason why they would not be super happy about it. Newport is perfect because there are alleys for truck deliveries, etc…

Poll: Create a greenway in between:

Bacon and Abbott
Cable and Bacon

Heres the low down – this is completely possible and it would benefit EVERYONE involved. Economically, socially, sustainably. Yes – the kids may run amok, but from my 2 year old OB eyes, the community that OB prides itself on is still intact in numerous ways. Rather than hating the bums/travelers with these awful stickers, we need to come together and police ourselves. We have enough pride/love/vision to do this, I can see it in the majority of peoples eyes.

That is my rant and before you write this idea of as another dream, I can assure you I can make this happen. All I need is the community support, I can supply the evidence and hard facts demonstrating the benefits. Good Ole boy Mr. Falcouner can be with me or against me, I don’t recommend he pushes back.


Can We All Think Now?


avatar OBWarZone January 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

What’s up with the corner lot? NOTHING has happened since the “groundbreaking” fluff? Why does that city truck need to be kept there? Same old BS it seems…..


avatar OBWarZone January 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Oh, anyone notice they were trimming the palms where I-8 meets Nimitz? Nice.


avatar Outlaw January 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Gormlie/Morales 2012!!!


avatar Patty Jones January 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Woot! I just know Frank will have something to say about this. He had the chance today to go out on a sailboat and possibly see some gray whales. Wish I was there…


avatar Sunshine January 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

or Morales/Gormlie 2012! gets my vote


avatar Frank Gormlie January 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Dog catcher and assistant is not on the ballot. Should be, eh Morales?


avatar RB January 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Hiked Cowles Mt today.
Either that trail is getting harder or my knees are getting older.

Thats Point Loma at the top right.


avatar Patty Jones January 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey RB, I don’t think the mountain has gotten any bigger, but I hear ya… Cowles used to be a fav of mine, but I am too outta shape now and it’s too damned crowded there most of the time.


avatar Frank Gormlie January 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I recommend other hill tops – like S. Fortuna Mtn in Mission Trails park.


avatar annagrace January 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Anybody know how and who to contact at the DMV when you haven’t received your license which was renewed by mail and the check was cashed? I have gone nutz checking the DMV site and I promised My Beloved- the man who has everything but a current drivers license- that I would figure this out as part of his birthday present today. ..


avatar RB January 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

It took me three months and two temporary permits to get my new license.
They are backed up because of the new tamper proof licenses.
I did call their state number and got the option for them to call me back. It worked well. They called me back and the employee was helpful.


avatar annagrace January 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Did you have to get temporary permits by going in person to the DMV? Online renewal is theoretically the way to avoid going to the DMV….


avatar RB January 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

They sent me the temporary permits in the mail.
They also told me that the police know of the problem and would not ticket me.


avatar annagrace January 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Thanks RB. My husband drives a van pool vehicle for UCSD, and the van pool folks weren’t worried about him driving either.


avatar Sunshine January 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm

anyone up for a bonefire on the beach this weekend? I’m down for a good winters nite chill by the fire. 8 pits awaiting folks. use ’em while they’re still here.


avatar Sunshine January 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm

bonefire or bonfire? oops


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