Zunardo

On Aug 11, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "2020 Dead Pool" at 10:50 pm

Trini Lopez, 83. 

Aug 11 of Covid-19.  Popular singer in the 1950's and 60's who was asked to design a new model for Gibson Guitars, the Trini Lopez Standard.  Appeared as convict Jiminez in "The Dirty Dozen".  

On Jul 29, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Disgusting Habits: Heathens Unite!" at 07:23 pm
posted by geeblock

A buddy from college got a bad brain infection back in the day that was traced to supposedly plucking a nose hair 

Sorry to hear about your classmate.

It reminds me of my high school health class textbook (late 1960's printing?) showing the "triangle of death", where if you squeezed zits on your face from forehead to under your nose, you'd get an infection that would travel to your brain and be fatal.

On Jul 28, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "How many keys on your keychain" at 07:27 pm

Roughly 9 keys for the house and various boxes and my truck, and a fob for my wife's car.


Zunardo replied to "Disgusting Habits: Heathens Unite!" at 07:22 pm

I leave leftover pizza in the box and keep it in the stove for 3 to 5 days (we don't use our stove a lot), and I always grab a piece out and eat it without nuking it.  Never had any problem/

I used to do the zit-popping in the bathroom at home and always washed properly before going out  Definitely not a problem when you reach 60, though.

Had a roommate in college who was in his own world.  Spent his time in the restroom looking in the mirror and popping his zits - then wiped them on the mirror.  Another roommate and I chewed him out over it, and he didn't see the problem.

Lol - doesn't anyone here use clippers for those pesky nose hairs?


Zunardo replied to "What are your hobbies?" at 03:03 pm
posted by mcburg93

Collecting toys from my youth transformers, gi joe, voltron, and a few others.

Nice bump.  I went through the posts, must have missed this one.   I've managed to reacquire toys, books, and records  I used to have when I was 4 years old, but which broke or got thrown out over the years.  I even have a collection of 1962 Dick and Jane reading books that I remember using in grade school.

 I guess you could call it a hobby, although it's very irregular in schedule.  Even found my old children's record player on eBay.  Next search will be for the GAF viewmaster projector I had in kindergarten, that used the box as a "movie screen".  I managed to hang on to a few reels I had from back then.

My wife just shakes her head when she sees me all giddy with the latest acquisition, but I tell her to be thankful I don't spend that money on alcohol and other women.

On Jul 9, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "What are you reading?" at 05:48 pm
posted by justincredible

LOVE Dark Matter. Read Recursion next.

Just finished "Recursion" by Blake Crouch last night - wow.  

Recursion was Dark Matter squared.  Actually, it was "Dark Matter" meets "Groundhog Day" meets "Next" (Nicholas Cage movie).  This was a bit more difficult to grasp, there are a few websites that do a great job breaking down the plot intricacies.  One guy built a chart with all of the timelines so you could see how they lined up. 

Educational bonus:  I learned about DMT.

On Jul 8, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Moving a pool table" at 03:11 pm

My wife bought me an older used 8-foot table when we were still DINK's.  15 years later, it was collecting dust in the basement, and we decided to get rid of it.   The school maintenance man where my wife worked said he was interested and that he'd move it himself.  He'd never done it before, but he came over with his son, and it took them 3 hours to figure it out and take it apart.  I carried the slate out to their truck in 3 sections, carefully.  Wow, those were heavy.  I was glad I didn't have to deal with it, I wouldn't have a clue about assembling or taking one apart.  I think we agreed to $100 on the sale, a good deal for both of us.

Zunardo replied to "Most important trait(s) in the opposite sex?" at 02:57 pm
posted by justincredible

Obviously there needs to be a physical attraction at first. I find myself being attracted to many different types, so I'm not sure I have a "type" or anything. 

Well-put.  For most of us men, we can't help but look at the physical first.  But there has to be something more, and you really do learn to appreciate more of the non-physical traits as you grow older.

I always say it's not a set of individual traits so much as it is the total package - you might not like 'em thin, but then a thin one comes along that has several other traits and a winning smile, and then you don't even notice they're thin.

The girls I dated casually were shorter, proportionate and on the slender side - and then I end up this tall creature built like the proverbial brick house.  earnest t. bass would not like her at all, lol.  I certainly never saw myself marrying a girl like that, but I've learned to appreciate her more and more.

What won me over back then were her smile, her sense of humor, and the fact she didn't take herself too seriously.  And her hair.  She's always had some hair, and is always doing something different with it.

Zunardo repped a post in "Most important trait(s) in the opposite sex?" at 02:39 pm

Obviously there needs to be a physical attraction at first. I find myself being attracted to many different types, so I'm not sure I have a "type" or anything. 

As far as long term attraction, what's kept my wife and I together for so long, is her ability to put up with my shit, and put me in my place when I need it. While she's not overly funny herself, she has a great sense of humor. And the biggest thing, I think, is a philosophical alignment.

Zunardo replied to "What did you want to be when you grew up?" at 02:36 pm

Earliest recollection is to be a fireman.  I had a Texaco fireman's hat and one of those big Texaco toy firetrucks. Only trouble was, I was deathly afraid of fire, so that was out.  Thought about being a cowboy, until my dad said I was born too late.   Astronaut was in there somewhere, and pro football player.  In middle school, it was to be a pro bowler on the PBA tour.  

I didn't really have any clear idea, though.  In high school I was thinking about the military and hoping to qualify for an interesting field in the Navy or Air Force and learn something I could then use in the private sector, but my parents weren't keen on me going.

It wasn't until I'd worked in the Postal Service for a decade, mostly in the training department, that I realized I had good people skills and communication skills, and really enjoyed the HR field.  So I didn't really grow up until I was 35 or so.  

posted by gut

Absolutely.  What if it was a car accident that would be avoided by simply not driving that day?  What if it was cancer that was entirely curable if I started treatment today?

Or if I had 6 months to live and there was nothing I could do to prevent it, at least I could ditch wearing a mask everywhere  :)

No, no!  Haven't you seen "Final Destination"?  Don't you know if you alter the timeline, the Yellow Card Man starts to go crazy?

On the other hand, if it was a date not too far away, I'd be like Queen Latifah and order everything on the menu each night.

On Jul 4, 2020:

Zunardo replied to "Non-political memes, funny videos, etc." at 07:19 pm

When I was growing up, it was

  • swimming pool
  • indoor fireplace
  • pool table

Zunardo replied to "4th of July plans" at 07:11 pm

Stayed indoors all day watching TMC and Hallmark Christmas movies.  A nearby community is having fireworks tonight, we may drive over and look for a parking spot within a mile away to get some semblance of feeling like it's the Fourth.

Zunardo replied to "Ketchup on a hotdog?" at 07:08 pm

Had hot dogs yesterday and today - I always use ketchup, spicy brown mustard, and dill relish.   Love it.

I was reading some articles about Joey Chestnut and other competitive eaters, and the science and human physiology involved.  Pretty intense stuff.  

On Jun 29, 2020:

Zunardo repped a post in "How long have you been married?" at 03:02 pm

I shopped for a ring 30 days after we met on a blind date, engaged at 2 months, and married one year to the day we met. It's been a great 25 years.

Zunardo repped a post in "How long have you been married?" at 12:54 am

51 years this past January. We worked together in the same school system for over 30 years.

Zunardo repped a post in "How long have you been married?" at 12:53 am
posted by Ironman92

Bet I dated my wife the least amount of time before getting married 😁

Wife and I started dating long distance in November. We were only with each other for 2 weeks over Christmas. She came to visit in March for 2 weeks and I proposed.


So technically talking to each other over the phone for 4 months but had only been together for 2 weeks when we got engaged.


We were married 9 months later. 


We were only together for 5 months, but talking long distance for just over a year before we got married.


Zunardo repped a post in "How long have you been married?" at 12:53 am
posted by Zunardo

Two months for us. 

This September we'll celebrate 31 years.

Good God, man. You have the biggest cojones on the site, bar none!
Zunardo replied to "How long have you been married?" at 12:53 am
posted by Ironman92
posted by Zunardo
posted by Ironman92

Bet I dated my wife the least amount of time before getting married 😁

Two months for us. 

This September we'll celebrate 31 years.

Dated for 2 months? Elope?


No, lol.  We were both 30 and had our own places at the time.

Everybody was sure she was pregnant.   We disappointed a lot of cynical folks people seven months later.

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